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[18 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
ChangeCampTO: Designing a Civic Engagement Toolkit

By Mark Kuznicki, ChangecampTO
A huge thank you to our sponsors (Toronto Public Library, Peapod Studios, Samara Canada, Ascentum, Microsoft and OSSTF District 12), our volunteers and our participants for an incredible start to our project to create a civic engagement toolkit and a self-organizing movement of people who create spaces for civic discourse, community dialogue and citizen action.
The event was called ChangeCampTO: Designing a Civic Engagement Toolkit and it took place Tuesday, February 16th at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library.

The event was envisioned as an opportunity to engage a diverse …

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[2 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
TTC chair set for rough ride in mayoralty race

By Laura Grande, The Toronto Observer
Small business owners mixed with various other protesters Monday to demonstrate against Toronto city councillor Adam Giambrone’s run for mayor.
Giambrone, who is also chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission, officially announced his candidacy for the top job Monday night at Revival nightclub on College Street.
Filled beyond capacity and resembling the crowds on the oft-ridiculed TTC subway system, hundreds of supporters turned up to hear the 32-year-old Giambrone toss his hat into the ring.
However, outside the club, the volume was even louder as chants of “Adam …

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