COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! TO THE
The Gladstone Hotel is hosting a one day gathering of Neighbourhood Groups and Citizens Organizations from across the GTA.
Saturday October 28, 2006
Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor
YIMBY or Why Yes?
As Toronto continues to densify and our neighbourhoods get larger and more complex, how does the citizen express hope, dreams and new ideas for the city? Through the neighbourhood group!!!
focus of this festival is on positive change. The upcoming election brings galvanized energy and ideas to municipal politics. As much as neighbourhoods get unfairly labeled as NIMBY, we know YIMBYs to be the instruments of some of the best urban policy and ideas.
On the "Eve" of the municipal election, 30 associations are setting up shop at the Gladstone Hotel in order to share strategies, network, educate "hope-to-be" Councilors and MPPs and talk to YOU about the issues that concern all of us across the GTA.
Who will be there?
Active18, Model48, A Day in the Life, Spacing Magazine, DigIn, RISE, the Riverdale Initiative for Solar Energy, Homecoming Community Choice Coalition , Multistory Complex, St. Clare's Multifaith Housing Society, Urban SeedSavers Network, Parkdale Residents' Association, Sistering, St. Christopher's House, The Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association, Palmerston Area Residents Association, FoodShare, Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Association, Indiepolitik, Niagara Neighbourhood Now, Toronto Public Spacing Committee, Parkdale Liberty, PARC (Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre), King Spadina Residents Association, Draper Street Residents Association, Friends of Dufferin Grove Park, Annex Residents Association, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Area, Voices from the Street, West Queen West BIA, The South Rosedale Ratepayers' Association, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, The Queen Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Association, ideaNation, CommunityAIR, Gooderham Worts Neighbourhood Association.
As you can tell by the names mentioned, there is a lot of amazing work being done through citizen's work. Democracy is alive and well at the street level. We hope that coming together face to face will help empower these groups and you to have a strong presence in the election and in the next city council.
The Yimby Festival: It's kinda like a country fair but without the chainsaw competition and candy floss!!
Gladstone Hotel 1214
Queen Street West Toronto ON WWW.GLADSTONEHOTEL.COM
Official Website: http://www.BecauseOnNovember13YouCanElectHiMYSYeD.TYO.ca
Added by HiMY SYeD Ward 19 Toronto on October 18, 2006