All posts by NDP Toronto-Danforth

Notice of Federal Nomination Meeting

Meeting Date: May 30, 2019

Meeting Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Registration is open from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Voting starts at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Meeting Location: Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
115 Simpson Avenue
(The venue is accessible)

Our Candidates:
Brian Thomas Dias – web site  – info sheet
Min Sook Lee – web site  – info sheet

Additional Details:

  • Speakers: Peter Tabuns, MPP, Olivia ChowJennifer Story, TDSB Trustee and Craig Scott.
  • Voter Eligibility: Only individual members in good standing as of April 30 whose ordinary residence is within the riding boundaries are eligible to vote. Members in good standing who maintain their membership in a riding other than the riding in which they live are eligible to vote only in the riding in which they live. It will be necessary for such individuals to provide evidence of their membership. Members in good standing that move into a riding within the 30-day period prior to a nomination meeting are eligible to vote at the meeting provided they can provide confirmation of their ordinary residence.
  • Voter ID Requirements: Government-issued documents like an Ontario driver’s licence, passport, Ontario photo card, Ontario health card, Ontario motor vehicle permit, statement of government benefits (child tax benefit, old age security, etc), Any document issued by the Government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government, Any document issued by a band council in Ontario. Other acceptable documents that include your name: utility bill (gas, hydro, etc.), cell phone bills, bank/credit card statement, school admissions letter, school transcript/report card, school tuition/fees statement, cancelled personalized cheque, cheque stub, T4 tax slip or pay receipt issued by an employer, CNIB identity card, hospital record/document, insurance policy/statement, loan/agreement with a financial institution, or residential lease, rental or mortgage agreement/statement.
  • This is the only voting location. There will be no advance polls. The period for candidate nomination has passed.
  • A light snack will be offered as some will be opening their fast at sunset

Directions to MCC Toronto115 Simpson Avenue
Driving: Take Howland one block north to Simpson from Gerrard, between Broadview and Logan.
From the King (504) or Dundas (505) streetcars – exit the streetcar at Jack Layton Way (Simpson Avenue is directly across the street.) Walk east on Simpson to the next block and you will find the church on the corner of Simpson and Howland.
From the Gerrard (506) streetcar – Get off the streetcar at Logan Ave. Simpson Avenue is one short block north.

Provincial Resolution & Delegate Selection Meeting

All Toronto–Danforth NDP members are invited to our 2019 Resolution and Delegate Selection Meeting to pass resolutions and select delegates for the Ontario New Democratic Party Convention in Hamilton, June 14 – 16, 2019.

Sunday, March 31
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Registration at 1:15 p.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre – 765 Queen St. East Foundation Room – Lower Level

Please note:

  • Anyone wishing to propose a resolution should submit it by Sunday, March 24, 2019. See flyer for details.
  • If you would like to be a delegate but can’t make it to the meeting, please email exec@tdndp.ca prior to the meeting and your name will be put forward. Toronto Danforth may elect 37 delegates.
  • There will be gender parity in the selection of delegates to convention
  • Only members in good standing may be elected as delegates
    (To be considered in good standing, a delegate’s membership fees must be paid for 2017.)

More Details

Annual General Meeting – Sunday, April 7

You are invited to the Toronto–Danforth Annual General Meeting.

Ralph Thornton Centre
765 Queen Street East – 2nd Floor
Sunday, April 7, 2018 – 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Get updates from our elected representatives:
    Peter Tabuns, MPP, Councillor Paula Fletcher and
    Trustee Jennifer Story
  • Elect a new Federal/Provincial riding association executive
  • Meet and hear from our federal nomination candidates
  • Renew your membership for 2019 so you can vote at the May 30
    Federal NDP Candidate Nomination Meeting.
  • Find out how to get involved and volunteer to win back
    Toronto–Danforth in the upcoming Fall Federal Election.

Download the flyer. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. If you need to renew your membership, please arrive early. If you have childcare or accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

This is a chance to meet and hear from our federal nomination candidates who will be speaking at the AGM.

Volunteers Needed

Help get Peter Re-elected for Toronto–Danforth. Stop by the office at 1338 Danforth Ave.  It’s open seven-days-a-week. It’s fun volunteering on the campaign, so stop by soon!

CANVASS: Campaigns are a community effort powered by the volunteers. Speaking to neighbours to organize for progressive change is a proud tradition in Toronto-Danforth. Knocking on doors is the best and most efficient way to do that.

MAKE PHONE CALLS: If you are not able to walk about or prefer to speak to voters on the phone, Sarah, our phone bank co-ordinator will be thrilled to have you

DROP FLYERS: For those who like flyering, this is for you. The next two weeks are going to be a challenge to get the good news about Peter out to all the addresses across Toronto–Danforth.

You can call the campaign office at 647.344.1338 or fill out the online volunteer form and someone will get in touch with you. Thanks for considering to do this, and hope to see you soon.

Annual General Meeting – Sunday, March 25

You are invited to the Toronto–Danforth Annual General Meeting.

Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre
870 Queen St East
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

  • Get updates from our elected representatives
  • Elect a new Federal/Provincial riding association executive
  • Find out how you can get more involved with the NDP locally
  • Renew your membership for 2018
  • Hear a report from the Federal Convention in Ottawa
  • Find out how to get involved and volunteer to get Peter Tabuns
    re-elected in the upcoming June Provincial Election.

Download the flyer. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. If you need to renew your membership, please arrive early. If you have childcare or accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.
(Note: this is the new location. We have changed to Jimmie Simpson do to an elevator problem causing accessibility issues at the other location.)

OTTAWA 2018

Federal Resolution & Delegate Selection Meeting Dec. 9

All Toronto–Danforth NDP members are invited to our 2017 Resolution and Delegate Selection Meeting to pass resolutions and select delegates for the upcoming convention in Ottawa being held February 16-18, 2018.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Registration at 1:15 p.m.
Riverdale Library
370 Broadview Avenue

Please note:

  • Anyone wishing to propose a resolution should submit it by Tuesday, December 5th. See below for details.
  • If you would like to be a delegate but can’t make it to the meeting, please email exec@tdndp.ca prior to the meeting and your name will be put forward.
  • There will be gender parity in the selection of delegates to convention
  • Only members in good standing may be elected as delegates
    (To be considered in good standing, a delegate’s membership fees must be paid for 2017.)

More Details

Nomination Meeting Nov 19 2-4pm

Provincial Nomination Meeting – Sunday, November 19

On November 19th, please join NDP members in Toronto-Danforth to nominate our candidate for the upcoming provincial election. We’re very happy to welcome Cheri DiNovo, MPP as the keynote speaker. In addition, Olivia Chow will be speaking.

In this election, the stakes are high!  Despite the public outcry to save Hydro One, the Wynne Liberals march forward selling off public assets at the expense of all Ontarians.  Only Peter Tabuns and the Ontario NDP are putting forward a progressive plan that helps families.

Bring your friends and family out to hear from our MPP Peter Tabuns at the meeting, fresh from winning NOW Magazine’s title of Toronto’s Best MPP, will seek the Ontario NDP nomination for Toronto–Danforth in the 2018 provincial election.

Where: Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, 870 Queen Street East
Multi-purpose Room

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017,
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
Please come early if you need to renew your membership.

RSVP on the Toronto–Danforth Facebook Pages

The Ghosts in Our Machine – September 22 Free Documentary Screening

Friday, September 22 at 7:30 PM
Eastminster United Church
310 Danforth Avenue
Near Chester subway station
Entrance on Jackman Ave.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is a multi-award winning consciousness raising documentary that gently reveals one of the most haunting moral dilemmas of our modern world. The film illuminates the plight of animals living within the machine of our contemporary society, from captive foxes to rescued dairy cows.

Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall directs this visually arresting documentary through the heart and lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she documents several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Food; Fashion; Entertainment and Biomedical Research. The Ghosts in Our Machine charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid.

Followed by a discussion with:
Liz Marshall, writer, director, producer
Jo-Anne McArthur, main subject / photographer
Nina Beveridge, producer
Lorena Elke, researcher

Facebook Event

Director: Liz Marshall
Runtime: 1h 33m
Film Website

Screening is FREE but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Leaders Debate September 10

Watch the Leadership Debate at Gabby’s

Sunday, September 10
2:30 to 4:30 pm

The eighth NDP leadership debate is on for 2:30 pm on Sunday, September 10. Watch it with the Toronto–Danforth NDP riding association at Gabby’s at 729 Danforth.

Please RSVP as space is limited (the room has a 40-person capacity). Also, plan to arrive at 2:00 pm so we’re all settled in to watch and listen to our candidate’s final debate. See you there (and don’t forget to RSVP).

Colonization Road – documentary screening June 16

Friday, June 16 – 7:30 pm
Urban Indigenous Education Centre
(on the site of the former Eastern Commerce Collegiate)
16 Phin Avenue (one block south of the Donlands Subway Station)

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people.

Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

Welcome by Tasha Smith, Aboriginal Education Centre
Followed by a discussion with:
Michelle St. John, Filmmaker

RSVP on Facebook