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Brockton Neighbours is an online meeting place for residents and friends of the 'Brockton Triangle' - a residential area of southwest Toronto near and around the area bordered by following streets: Lansdowne, Dufferin, College and Queen. We welcome all who live and work here, and in the surrounding areas, to join us.

In August of 2006, about 20 neighbours and two dogs, gathered for an inaugural neighbourhood potluck on the grass at the Shirley Street schoolyard. Invigorated by the experience of meeting one another and buoyed by a sense of excitement about what sort of great things we could create by working together, neighbours have been creating gatherings and community-centred projects ever since. A growing sense of joy and pride in our shared space has resulted. Both online and on the streets, neighbours have been taking satisfaction and finding rewards of all kinds in coming together to discuss issues of mutual concern and dream of projects we can create together.

Brockton Neighbours is a space for neighbours to talk with one another about social, political, community or other types of initiatives in the area. If you have or need information or resources of many kinds - this is a great place to share with your neighbours. Need to borrow a ladder? Concerned about dumping? Looking for a recommendation for a good plumber? Want to give away a piece of furniture? Need help moving a sofa? If you can't think of someone to call directly - try posting a request/offer here. It's great to live in a place where the proverbial 'cup of sugar' is easy to come by when you really need it and where you can enjoy the opportunity to contribute to others.

Interest has been expressed in diverse projects such as community gardening, potlucks & community meals, many forms of resource-sharing, yard sales, skill sharing, car sharing, social action, anti-gang response, festivals, art projects and many more.

Please share this info with your neighbours!

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  • Aug 26, 2006
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