Turnout Toronto: A Civic Engagement Fair

If, like me, you have some free time on your hands, or if you’re someone who just likes to be busy and involved with their community, you’ll want to check out the Turnout Toronto civic engagement fair happening next Tuesday, January 14, at the Centre for Social Innovation. Its organizers describe it as an event, “… that’s similar to the job fair model, but instead people will be sitting around kitchen tables and sofas learning about how to get involved in their city from politicians/advocacy groups/other citizens/etc.”

Organizations that will be there include Better Budget TO, RaBIT, TTC Riders, the TO City Youth Council and the City of Toronto’s Planning department. There will also be several existing and aspiring city councillors who are looking for help with their upcoming campaigns, as well as people who will explain other ways you can get involved with the 2014 civic election. (So if you really want to see Ford out of office, you probably want to check this fair out and see how you can contribute to the cause.)

Over 400 people have already RSVPed to this event, which is great to see. Hopefully all of them, as well as myself, find good causes that we can contribute to.

This event runs from 5 pm until 9 pm and is completely free to attend.

Next Tuesday is also the night Disclosure comes to town. They’re performing at The Danforth Music Hall but I won’t be there as I wasn’t quick enough to get tickets. If you were, have fun and know that I am jealous of you!


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