18 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Kathy Milsom, Mayor John Tory, Ana Bailao, Joe Cressi, Alana Abells, Orna Raubfogel, Mike Tanner, Elizabeth Betowski

Save B. Musique Studio from Unfair Eviction... Let Him Move It, Not Lose It!

Since 2015, Bryant Didier has been fighting to save his studio, which may be the longest running 'Black Owned' Professional Recording studio operating in Toronto. The Toronto Community Housing Corporation have been trying to evict Bryant (a single father, professional musician and music producer. Is the eviction because of reprisal for Bryant refusing to drop a claim at the LTB regarding home repairs? The TCHC know the studio income pays his rent for his TCHC home as well. They are supposed to prevent, not cause evictions, but they don't seem to care Bryant is not in arrears, and he has peacefully operated his studio for 30 years! In 1992, Bryant and the original tenants saved the building from becoming a condominium by convincing the City of Toronto to purchase the building. It was to become a safe, secure artists live/work community. TCHC is now trying to evict the longest standing tenant in the building, the only person of colour in the building, all during Black History Month! Many black (and other) musicians, including TCHC tenants, who are currently working with Bryant are worried about their projects. TCHC say the studio is 'inappropriate', after knowingly taking rent from Bryant for 20 years! Please sign this petition urging the TCHC to rent Bryant the vacant (for 10 years) unit B5. Unit B5 is the perfect location for the studio, and Bryant has been asking to rent it and provide a music program for TCHC tenants for over 7 years! He has offered to have Evolutionary Music Co-Op (a non-profit) rent the space and provide programs (a common use for TCHC non-resident space rentals). TCHC say this offer for the former studio unit is also 'inappropriate'. Why? This is a positive and practical solution. If you care about music and the arts, please sign this petition, and Help Keep The Music Alive!

Bryant Didier
2,994 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Dead and Company Band and Management, Bob Weir, John Mayer, Oteil Burbidge, Jeff Chimenti, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann

We Want Dead and Company to do a tour in Canada.

Canadian Dead and Company / Grateful Dead fans have traveled every tour, year after year, south of the border. No matter the season or weather, no matter the distance, the four winds always blow us home to dance and shake our bones to the band we love to hear live.  The road stories for us are always long, involve a border crossing and while always still amazeballs fun, it would be nice to stay on home turf and welcome the band, the team, the family and friends, to beautiful Canada again. Specifically to the Ontario/Quebec or BC area, maybe the big cities like Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver - or even a small fun festival at the new and improved (and awesome) Burl's Creek near Orillia in Ontario. Doesn't the area called "Moonstone" sound magical for a Dead show?! Ben Harper and Weazer played here in 2017. That's big for coming north of Toronto in Georgian Bay and Muskoka, speaking of Muskoka, maybe the Kee to Bala? The list of opportunities is large. AND Free maple syrup and poutine for all (ok, just kidding on that one).  If you agree that it's time to let your freak flag in Canada, please feel free to sign, share and sing it from the roof tops. In the comments please share your personal stories about the band, your road trips and friendships and why this would be special. Remember we are making a pitch here, let's strum those heart strings of those who make these decisions.  We have a ton of love in the dream, now let's make it come true!  Respectfully & Forever Grateful, Your fans.

Jeanine Jankowski
196 supporters