Where are local issues discussed?

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Michael Allan

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Jun 17, 2010, 3:38:33 PM6/17/10
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They have a mailing list in St. Paul where they discuss local issues.
It looks pretty lively, way above average:
http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-issues

Is there anything similar in Toronto?

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Stephen van Egmond

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Jun 17, 2010, 4:05:51 PM6/17/10
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Is there anything similar in Toronto?

They tend to be built around neighbourhoods.

There's a traditional mailing list for leslieville.  And a (quiet) facebook group for Roncesvalles.

Michael Allan

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Jun 17, 2010, 5:02:10 PM6/17/10
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Stephen van Egmond wrote:
> There's a traditional mailing list for leslieville. And a (quiet)
> facebook group for Roncesvalles.

(Roncesvalles itself is quiet without the streetcars.) I couldn't
find a Leslieville mailing list, but I found this Web forum:
http://www.leslieviller.com/forum

We have nothing like that in the Annex.

Michael Allan

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Jun 20, 2010, 10:34:20 AM6/20/10
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PS on this. I looked at every neighbourhood in the city:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_neighbourhoods_in_Toronto
The only place where local issues are discussed is here:
http://www.leslieviller.com/forum

I found two others, but they both appear to be dead:
http://www.swansea.ca/forum/
http://www.jane-finch.com/forum/

If anyone knows of a forum for local issues *anywhere* (not just
Toronto), please let me know. The best I've found so far is this one.
It has 1287 members. Even candidates and office holders are posting:
http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls

Best to all,

Sandy Kemsley

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Jun 20, 2010, 10:59:59 AM6/20/10
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Some neighbourhoods use Yahoo or Google groups, have you searched
there? I believe there is a Leslieville Yahoo group, for example, as
well as one for King-Niagara.

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Jodi Showers

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http://ossingtonvillage.com/ from Brian and Melinda

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Jun 18, 2010, 2:14:08 PM6/18/10
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I think what you're actually looking for is the Leslieville Yahoo
Group (
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/leslieville/). It's very active with
500+
members and good moderators. Topics can get pretty contentious and
they've
branched out to include other topic specific forums like the Smart
Centres/Walmart development. All in all a good group. Alternatively,
Connecting Neighbours (http://www.connectingneighbors.com/) used to be
good.
No idea what they're solution is like now, but they appear to have
expanded
into Canada recently.

Pat

Patrick McCarten

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Jun 21, 2010, 10:23:50 AM6/21/10
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The Leslieville Yahoo Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/leslieville/) is very active with 500+ members and good moderators. Topics can get pretty contentious and they've branched out to include other topic specific forums like the Smart Centres/Walmart development. All in all a good group. Alternatively, Connecting Neighbours (http://www.connectingneighbors.com/) used to be good. No idea what they're solution is like now, but they appear to have expanded into Canada recently.

Pat
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Michael Allan

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Jun 23, 2010, 10:07:45 PM6/23/10
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Thanks for the links. The Leslieville/Yahoo list is private, and my
request to see it is still pending. (Leslieville has both a mailing
list and a Web forum, while other neighbourhoods have no forum at all
- blogs aside. Strange, eh?) I couldn't find the King-Niagara/Yahoo
list.

I'm wondering if we can start a city-wide forum. I'm asking here:
http://groups.google.com/group/changecamp/t/81da3d29492abab8

Thanks to all,

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