This is a street team for Etsy sellers in the amalgamated city of Toronto. Sellers must been in Toronto and must have something for sale. We acknowledge this land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We welcome Toronto current residents including indigenous people from across Turtle Island, settler communities, and new Canadians and other residents. If you are an Etsy seller in Toronto we are here for you. Find out more on our blog: http://torontoetsystreetteam.blogspot.ca/p/etsy-made-in-canada-day.html We use online systems to connect with each other and potential buyers. We host actual, in person, like not-on-the-computer events to meet each other and hang out, as well as events where potential buyers can meet sellers. We connect with the already active DIY community of Toronto and let them know we exist and encourage them to join us on Etsy. Who can join? This street team is for all Etsy sellers in TORONTO! Please note: Our team is getting very large, and all work is done on a volunteer basis. Please be patient - it may take a while to respond to requests, though we truly appreciate your interest! (Sellers who live beyond the boundaries of Toronto should check out some of the other great Ontario teams instead. There are teams for everyone. Find the right team for you! If you have just opened an empty shop, please come back once you have listed an item. We accept applicants who are in Toronto, have items listed, and whose items are in line with Etsy TOUs) GOALS Right now we have 3 goals: Support + Socializing + Sales COMMUNICATIONS A group like ours needs two kinds of communication system: an external one to promote ourselves and have a public image and an internal one for decision-making, communication and planning. Please check out all the links to find us elsewhere on the internet. What you can do right now 1- Join all the online here, and at the other links 2- Check out our team members and add their Twitter, Facebook, etc to your online stuff. Link to them whenever you can. 3- Heart and Cart the other Team members. Check out their shops, heart some items. Buy or trade stuff if you can. A list of the team shops appears here. 4- Recruit!!! Let other Toronto crafters know we are organizing our damn selves. Get people to join Etsy. Get Etsy members to join us. Get your fans to become our fans. Things to think about Chat! The forums, facebook pages and twitter are a great way to get to know your team. Please participate - it is a great way to have a say in the team and meet other Toronto Etsians. Meet! We have had some social events and sales and plan more in the future. Blog: We have a team blog: http://torontoetsystreetteam.blogspot.com/ If you let us know about Toronto art/craft/vintage sales and other events we are happy to promote! Tell us about your shows! Please consider contributing to the blog, and volunteering to be interviewed. It is a great way to get word out about your shop. Networking! If you have any other networking ideas, let us know – or better yet just do it! If ever there ends up being conflict or wonky-ness in the group, we will use our goals to guide our actions.