Our Neighbours at the Red Door Family Shelter Need Toronto-Danforth’s Help

30 years of Sheltering Homeless Families are now Threatened by Condominium Development

The building that houses the Red Door Family Shelter has been put into receivership and is now being bid on by condo developers, leaving this essential community service without a concrete future. Join with your neighbours at an emergency community meeting on Monday evening at the Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East from 7 – 9 pm.

Find out what you can do to help.

Save the Red Door Family Shelter

 

 

 

 

Like the Save the Red Door campaign on Facebook.

Cinema Politica Presents “The House I Live In”

Sunday, April 6, 2014
07:30 PM

The Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St. East (just east of Greenwood)
Cinema Politica Danforth – A project of the Toronto-Danforth NDP

The House I Llve InSynopsis

As America remains embroiled in overseas conflict, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. For over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.

Filmed in more than twenty states and shortlisted for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary, The House I Live In captures a definitive and heart-wrenching portrait of individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, revealing its profound human rights implications.

Post-film discussion

Chaired by Steve Solomon, Court Liaison with Drug Treatment Court and Co-Chair of the Toronto-Danforth NDP Policy and Activism Committee.

Discussion panelists will be Dan Werb, a research scientist and policy analyst in drug policy, HIV and addictions, Laura Day, a social worker in the Toronto Drug Treatment Court at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and David Lucas, an addiction therapist for the Toronto Drug Treatment Court at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

This film screening is free or pay-what-you-can.

Stand up for Canadian democracy

Stop the (Un)Fair Elecations ActNew Conservative election laws will make it tougher for Canadians to vote – but easier for well-connected insiders to play money politics.

Learn more and sign the NDP petition to fight back: petition.ndp.ca/stand-up-for-canadian-democracy

For those interested in a longer account of this bill as a direct attack on democracy, Toronto-Danforth MP Craig Scott posted about Bill C-23 on his website.

Yellow Sun, Orange Wave

Craig Scott’s Yellow Sun, Orange Wave Event!

Craig Scott invites you to join him for a late winter escape at The Real Jerk (842 Gerrard St. East, at Carlaw).

Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7pm

  • Indulge in the Real Jerk’s renowned Caribbean buffet
  • Vegan and Halal menu options available
  • Sway to the sounds of Juno-award-winning musician Lazo and his group
  • Discover unique treasures at the silent auction
  • Show your support for the work of a great Member of Parliament
  • Receive a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price

Tickets are $70.00
For ticket sales, visit our online registration or contact 416-465-6443 or exec@tdndp.ca

Facebook event

Holiday Parties and Open Houses

Join your representatives in some festive cheer this coming week. On Saturday, December 8, Craig Scott is hosting his holiday party at WAYLA Bar from 3-6 pm. Come enjoy refreshments and a chance to speak with Craig.

WAYLA Bar
996 Queen St. E.
Facebook event

Peter Tabuns’ constituency office open house is on Thursday, December 12 from 4-7 pm. Come meet your MPP, share a coffee and the joys of the season.

Constituency Office
923 Danforth Ave.

5 Broken Cameras

Cinema Politica Presents “5 Broken Cameras”

Inspiring, devastating and exquisite, this doc is part home movie, part resistance journal, part memorial and part impossible collaboration.

Synopsis and trailer

Sunday, November 3, 2013
07:30 PM

The Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St. East (just east of Greenwood)
Cinema Politica Danforth – A project of the Toronto Danforth NDP

With a discussion led by:

  • Joan MacNeil, Senior Policy Analyst with Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
  • Mark Arnold, Lawyer representing the Palestinian Village of Bil’in
  • Hosted and chaired by Craig Scott, MP for Toronto Danforth

FREE or Pay-What-You-Can

Cinema Politica Presents “The Trotsky”

The Revolution Begins in High School

Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) is not your average Montreal West high school student. He wants to change the world. Like most high schoolers, Leon is having an identity crisis and believes he is the reincarnation of Soviet thinker Leon Trotsky and is predestined to follow the same path as his namesake. Tackling issues from students’ rights to semi-formal dances, this “revolutionary” comedy will have you united in laugher.

Hosted by City Youth Councillor Ali Chatur

Special discussants: Krista Hunt and Michael Alex Teachers and hosts of Teach Learn Change, a program to transform education by engaging in the politics of our lives within and beyond the classroom. Jason Kunin Activist in the Quebec students Maple Spring demonstrations of 2012.

Sunday, October 6
7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Centre of Gravity, 1300 Gerrard St. E
(at Greenwood Ave)

FREE or PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

Party-BBQ

Summer BBQ with Craig Scott

On August 31, MP Craig Scott will be hosting a BBQ to meet and connect with Toronto-Danforth neighbours.

Saturday, August 31 2013, 1pm to 4pm
Kempton Howard Park, 86 Blake Street (Jones and Danforth)

With free food, music and activities for kids, it is sure to be a fun afternoon and a great way to enjoy the summer.

All are welcome, including your friends and family members!

Eblast-LaytonUnveiling

Unveiling of OFL Monument to Jack Layton

The unveiling of the OFL Monument to Jack Layton will occur on the anniversary of Jack’s passing: Thursday, August 22 at 11:45am.

The statue will be unveiled at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Entrance (9 Queen’s Quay West) at 11:45 am. The nearest parking is just east of Captain John Restaurant, Queen’s Quay at Yonge Street.

Master sculptor David Pellettier and the renowned team at MST Bronze Limited have created a life-sized bronze statue of Jack sitting on the back seat of a tandem bicycle, with room on the front seat for visitors to have their picture taken “riding with Jack.” No one will miss the significance of Jack riding in the back seat of the bicycle because Canadians know that Jack always had their back. You can be among the first to see it.

This will be an historic event with Olivia Chow, members of the Layton family and representatives of the City of Toronto present to receive this wonderful gift from the labour movement and supporters to the people of Canada.

Please RSVP by registering at ofl.nationbuilder.com/laytonunveiling.

More information about the event can be found on Facebook.