Justin Beach would like to encourage local residents to join his new online Roncesvalles/High Park community e-mail distribution list which will encourage community interaction and by publicizing local happenings and concerns of all kind. Justin outlines his intentions in the following public notice:
When his two kids attended Howard Public School, Justin Beach enjoyed the regular communication received through the Howard E-mail Distribution List—not only school-specific information but community information. After both kids graduated from Howard, Justin was still interested in the community portion of the postings—and this was the impetus behind his new online Roncesvalles/High Park community distribution list.
It’s Justin’s goal that residents of the area—with children or without, and regardless of school—can stay in touch with community happenings by joining this distribution list. The list invites postings on “things going on in the Roncesvalles/High Park area of Toronto—from local issues and events to garage sales, announcements, questions, requests for help or volunteers, lost and found and more.”
There is no cost to sign up: those who do can post whatever information they want and read other’s postings and announcements. Unlike the Howard list, this is a listserve: anyone from the community can join and post to it, and messages can be delivered either one at a time, in a “digest” with titles, summaries and links to the rest of the message or can simply be read online.
Unless it becomes absolutely necessary, messages will not be moderated, however, people who post inappropriate messages or spam can be removed. Spam will additionally be controlled by checking membership—people must ask to join, or be invited.
To join, visit and sign up at Google Groups or e-mail Justin Beach for an “invitation” to the list.