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The coldest-day-of-winter blackout in downtown Toronto (January 15-16, 2008) got us thinking about blackouts, and what happens in neighbourhoods during an emergency. In emergencies, mutual help among neighbours suddenly becomes more important than in the day-to-day. So we've started a folder on the subject.
June 1, 2010
Toronto has a new community resource, the CELOS Regulatory Research Database.
After years of accumulation of data on parks and public spaces, CELOS has embarked on a program to establish key parts of this data in a format that is as readily accessible to the public as possible: this is the Regulatory Research Database [now the public commons database]. The database sets the stage for collaboration with others. It's a shared resource.
CELOS has in its background relations with many communities.
The ground we stand on most of the time is Dufferin Grove Park. A monthly newsletter was published from 2000 until 2015, and then 3-4 times a year until 2019. Every issue had seven pages of events and editorials about this fourteen-acre downtown park and its immediate neighbourhood. The meandering tale of urban public space is can be found in the newsletter archives back to the year 2000. Photos
First meeting try, 2017