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The Toronto Dollar, founded in December 1998, is a paper local currency used in Toronto, Ontario. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... In economics, a local currency, in its common usage, is a currency not backed by a national government (and not legal tender), and intended to trade only in a small area. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats...

The currency is administered by Toronto Dollar Community Projects Inc., a not-for-profit community group, and is a project of St. Lawrence Works. A nonprofit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support some issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes. ...

Various local businesses agree to accept the currency at par with the Canadian dollar. ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation rate 2. ...

The Toronto Dollar varies from most local currencies in that 10% of the funds used when purchasing or redeeming the currency are allocated to benefit community initiatives and groups, particularly those who are on low incomes, unemployed or homeless. Community Development, informally called community building, is a broad term applied to the practices and academic disciplines of civic leaders, activists, involved citizens and professionals to improve various aspects of local communities. ... World map showing Life expectancy. ... An 1837 political cartoon about unemployment in the United States. ... Under a bridge. ...

See also

LETS - Local Exchange Trading Systems Calgary Dollar Toronto dollar Canadian Tire Money See also Local currency Categories: Community currencies | Canada ...

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Natural Life Magazine #65 - Toronto $Dollar Builds Community (580 words)
Toronto Dollars is a project of St. Lawrence Works, a coalition of community, business and cultural groups.
Toronto dollars are printed on special paper and include security measures against counterfeit printing.
The Toronto Dollar group – like communities throughout the world who are working in similar ways to build their local economies – believe that local citizens and local businesses have the will, the energy and self-reliance to strengthen their sense of community, its economy, health and social fabric.
Eye Weekly - New push behind charitable Toronto Dollar - 12.19.02 (949 words)
In the New Year, Toronto Dollar Community Projects Inc. hopes to expand the scope of the dollar well outside its Front Street retail turf, perhaps encompassing the city of Toronto and Bloor Street heavyweights such as Holt Renfrew.
The Toronto Dollar is accepted at more than 160 stores inside St. Lawrence Market and along Front Street, but is being expanded to include stores at Gerrard Square and the west-end Cloverdale Mall.
Bellam estimates that about $250,000 Toronto Dollars have been purchased, meaning there's a potential $25,000 waiting to be cashed in for charity.
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