Toronto

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Toronto!

DA Toronto is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Toronto, please contact us.

DA Toronto Leadership:

| Canada IT Manager / Toronto Chapter Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
| Canada Legal Counsel / Toronto Co Vice-Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
| Chapter Co Vice-Chair
| Chapter Co-Secretary
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    Calling All Democrats Abroad

    This January we need everyone to join the effort! We need you to go here and request your ballot. AND we need you to help the Toronto Chapter reach out to our thousands of members who haven’t heard from for us in a while. We need to update their updated information to send them voting information! Our goal is to do this January 31st!

    We're holding our first of MANY Get Out the Vote events in the 2018! Can we count on your help? RSVP here!

    What: Phoning Democrats in Toronto and Canada
    When: Sunday, January 14 - 10 am - 1 pm

    Where: Artscape Youngplace
    180 Shaw Street,
    Suite 314 the Office of Inspirit Foundation
    Toronto M6J2W5
    Close to Ossington and Queen/Trinity Bellwoods Park
    It is within close walking distance of several public transit stops. Take the 501 Queen streetcar to Shaw Street (stop #6850), the 505 Dundas streetcar to Ossington Avenue (stop #2175) or the 63 Ossington bus northbound to Shaw Street (stop #6052) or southbound to Argyle Street (stop #5952).
    Limited bicycle parking racks are located near the main entrance at 180 Shaw Street.
    Car parking is available on the street or in several nearby Green P” Parking Lots:
    18 Ossington Avenue
    $1.00 per half hour
    1117 Dundas Street West
    $1.00 per half hour

    We will have coffee, tea and light snacks and we will need YOU, your laptop and, if you have one, a headset for calls. Danielle Stampley will be on hand to walk you through the simple steps.

    If you are new to phonebanking or just need a refresher, you can find sign-up instructions and training materials on our website at: www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking Join the campaign for DACA Membership. 

    We ask you to do this from the comfort of your own place before the event so you can start phoning today!

    Phone campaigns, run from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Democrats Abroad strictly uses CallHub program to make calls.

    If you are already a phonebanking volunteer, just go to https://callhub.io to login to your CallHub account and join the campaign for DACA Membership. You can check out the script here: Script DACA Membership Verification

    Brooke Scott, volunteer-toronto@democratsabroad.ca
    Volunteer Co-ordinator, Toronto Chapter

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    Women's Caucus Event January 20th- Women March On

    WOMEN MARCH ON - Defining Our Future - Saturday, January 20, 2018

    Because we're not done yet! First make sure you request your ballot at VoteFromAborad.org!and then join us to March On!

    In 2017 women across North America and around the world marched and the Resistance was born, but it was just the beginning. On Saturday, January 20, 2018, we March On because we're not done yet. Women March On this year - more committed than before, ready to take action, and push for gender equity, political power at the polls and social change for the most marginalized and oppressed among us.

    We will meet with fellow Democrats indoors before the march and then proceed to Nathan Phillips Square, where we will gather to the LEFT area of the stage.

    Meet-Up Place for DA Toronto Women's Caucus

    10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

    RSVP Here for the estaurant or just meet us at the Stage.

    Richtree Natural Market

    Toronto Eaton Centre

    Level 1 facing Queen St. W.

    220 Yonge St, Toronto M5B 2H1

    Closest Subway on the Yonge Line at Queen Station and Dundas Station. Also Queen and Dundas streetcars. Paid parking on site or there are nearby options City of Toronto Municipal Parking Facilities

    Women March On - Defining Our Future

    12 Noon - 2 p.m.

    Nathan Phillips Square

    LEFT area of the stage

    100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

    The closest subway stations are Osgood and Queen and there is paid parking on site (Queen St West) with more suggestions found within a 10 minute walk at this link- City of Toronto Municipal Parking Facilities

    Important - Wear layers of clothes to keep warm! Bring charged cell phone to connect with the DA Caucus members, friends and to post photos to Democrats Abroad Toronto on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

    More info from the Women March On Website.

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    Larry Cohen, Chair of Our Revolution, in Toronto - Saturday, January 20, 2018 4 PM (more info here)

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:15 AM · 7 rsvps

    Women March On, Pre-Event Meet-up

    We will meet with fellow Democrats indoors before the march and then proceed to Nathan Phillips Square, where we will gather to the LEFT area of the stage.

     

    Meet-Up Place for DA Toronto Women's Caucus

    10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

    Richtree Natural Market

    Toronto Eaton Centre

    Level 1 facing Queen St. W.

    220 Yonge St, Toronto M5B 2H1

    Closest Subway on the Yonge Line at Queen Station and Dundas Stations. Also Queen and Dundas streetcars. Paid parking on site or there are nearby options City of Toronto Municipal Parking Facilities

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 04:00 PM · 19 rsvps
    Jack Astor's Bar and Grill in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Meet Larry Cohen, Chair of Our Revolution, DNC Member and Vice Chair of the Unity Reform Commission

    Come to Jack Astors any time after noon, and ask to be seated in the area reserved for Democrats Abroad and Our Revolution. The presentation is at 4 and you are welcome to stay for dinner.

    Around 3pm volunteers should be available to help you vote, sign up to volunteer, sign up to join caucuses, talk about DA and OR, and our new Progressive Caucus in DA.

     

    Getting to Jack Astors

    133 John Street
    Toronto, ON, M5V 2E4

    Jack Astors is located on John Street, on the east side of John, between Richmond and King.

    By Foot from Nathan Phillips Square (Women March On)

    Head West on Queen St past about 5 streets. Turn Left on John and walk a few blocks. It is just past Richmond St, before you get to Nelson St.

     

    By Transit

    Subway:  Osgoode Station. West on Queen and make a left (south) on John St.

    Dundas streetcar: Beverly, south on Beverley, left Grange park (behind the AGO) and follow the path south toward John St. Continue South on John several blocks, just after Richmond.

    Queen streetcar: exit at John and walk south, just past Richmond. 133 is on the left.

    By Car

    From the west, proceed east on Adelaide and north on John. [Off Gardiner Expressway, take Spadina exit, north to Adelaide, east on Adelaide, north on John]

    From the east, proceed west on Richmond and south on John.

    Parking

    Closest is PARKWAY RioCan Hall Garage 263 Richmond St W (bet. John St-Widmer St) Should be $10 if out by 7pm, but please confirm fee onsite. [note Richmond runs one way from East to West.]

    Cheapest is Green P Parking at Nathan Phillips Square. $8 Flat Rate on Saturdays. Confirm fee onsite. 110 Queen Street West (Nathan Phillips Square Garage)

    Various on-street metered parking is approx. $3-4 per hour

    Free street parking on Saturdays may be found on John St, north of Richmond, and on Stephanie St (at the north end of John St). Read parking signs carefully! Don’t get towed or ticketed.  We need you in the Resistance!