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Igabaran Eilamurugan and Maryem Tollar at the bank.Igabaran Eilamurugan (my official agent) and I are at the bank — again.

We now have an account and you can now donate directly to my campaign by sending an Interac e-transfer to It’s set up for auto-deposit, so no need for making up a security question.

A tax receipt will be issued by the Green Party of Canada. If you pay income taxes, up to $400 gets you 75% back. So a $200 donation only costs you $50.

Thank you in advance for donating! More information and donation options are available on the donation page.

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Additional photos by Rebecca Wood.

2021 Aug 25: Collecting signatures at Carrot Common

Maryem needs 100 Toronto-Danforth voters to request that she appear on the ballot. We’ll be collecting 150 just to be sure.

Come out and say hello! Come out and sign! Come out and help collect signatures!

Update: The core team has 179 signatures, and several satellite volunteers will be adding more. Signature collecting is done!

68 signatures and counting

Maryem and volunteers (not all pictured) collected signatures of electors today so that she can appear on the ballot.

2021 Candidate: Maryem Tollar

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar head and shoulders smiling

Maryem Tollar, Toronto-Danforth candidate, 2021 election. Photo credit: Cathy Ord.

Maryem Tollar is a renowned Egyptian-Canadian vocalist, known for her world music performances. She has been a public school teacher with the TDSB since 2012. Her music and work have always coincided with her politics. Many projects she is involved with explore different aspects of society. She uses her music as a vehicle for her activism and she has set many poems by Ehab Lotayef to music. Ehab’s poems have many themes including: the Iraq war, issues in Israel/Palestine, human rights issues and freedom and dignity for the oppressed. Maryem believes that there is intersectionality between climate issues and human rights issues. Maryem is a community organizer in the arts and she has used her platform to shine a light on a variety of social justice concerns. In her artistic career, she has received several Juno and Dora nominations and awards for musical projects and theatre productions. In 2019 she won the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Award for Performing Arts. Maryem is married to woodwind player Ernie Tollar and they have 3 children.