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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