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By: Space Coalition  09-12-2011
Keywords: schools, Social Planning

There are so many reasons to support increased access to public space. Here are ours: SPACE – Top Ten bilingual – in English and French!

In preparation for the provincial election on October 6, 2011 the SPACE Coalition prepared questions and circulated them to all four major political parties. As of August 19th we have responses from the Liberals and the Green Party. Check out them out here: Liberal Party response to SPACE questionnaire. Green Party response to SPACE questionnaire. [..]

OPSBA is recommending to member boards that on September 20th, all candidates meetings be held in local schools throughout the province on the theme of public education. To coincide with the all candidates meetings, the Association is inviting Dalton McGuinty, Tim Hudak, Andrea Horwath, and Mike Schreiner to a leaders’ debate. For more information check [..]

In preparation for the provincial election on October 6, 2011 the SPACE Coalition has prepared these questions and has circulated them to all four major political parties. We will post their replies after the requested response date of August 10. If you are attending any political events or have candidates knock on your door please [..]

Space is hard to find! This document has some ideas about where to start and who to contact. Check it out here: Resources for Accessing Space August 2011 Please send us any ideas that you have to expand the list. Good luck!

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Social Planning Toronto and the SPACE Coalition release their report entitled Another Winter, Another Spring: Toronto Youth Speaking Out about Space, highlighting the lack of accessible, affordable and appropriate space in Toronto for the City’s youth A report released on July 5, 2011 by Social Planning Toronto and the SPACE Coalition (Saving Public Access to [..]

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Toronto’s youth face barriers in accessing the space they need to work, gather and play Social Planning Toronto and the SPACE Coalition release their report entitled Another Winter, Another Spring: Toronto Youth Speaking Out about Space, highlighting the lack of accessible, affordable and appropriate space in Toronto for the City’s youth July 5th, (Toronto, Ont.) [..]

Take a look at the Ministry webpage for the list of all the 175 PSI free-access schools across the province or download this list Complete list of PSI Schools 2010-11.

Community Use of School & City-owned Space Summary Report of Survey Findings A Joint Study by the City of Toronto & United Way of Greater Toronto, May 2002 Community agencies, groups and networks have strongly opposed fee increases and reduced hours of access. They have argued that the new fees are beyond the financial reach [..]

Schools have a long tradition of serving as “community centres” or “hubs” in many communities. In Ontario, community groups have historically used school space for free or at a nominal cost to organize activities and events for all age groups ranging from children and youth to seniors. The activities were carried out after-school, in the [..]

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Community groups have historically used school space for free or at a nominal cost to organize activities and events for all age groups ranging from children and youth to seniors. 2009 SPACE Report – Progress and Pitfalls: A Review of Community Use of Schools and Access to Municipal Spaces details the current status of the Community Use of Schools program.


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In the unfinished basement of a commercial building near Bloor and Ossington, a young man inspects a silk screen image he helped create as part of a T-shirt business inspired, created and led by area youth. The new study Progress and Pitfalls, by Social Planning Toronto and the SPACE Coalition, finds that while access to schools is improving, more action is required.


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Applications for FOYT School Space and hosting FOYT Summer Students open on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 and close on Friday, April 1, 2011. Community residents across Ontario will vote for new municipal councils and school board trustees.


09-12-2011

Space Coalition | Archive | News

In the unfinished basement of a commercial building near Bloor and Ossington, a young man inspects a silk screen image he helped create as part of a T-shirt business inspired, created and led by area youth. Applications for FOYT School Space and hosting FOYT Summer Students open on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 and close on Friday, April 1, 2011. Community residents across Ontario will vote for new municipal councils and school board trustees.