This page provides for the rules of use governing Councillor Wong-Tam’s online public engagement platform Toronto Centre Projects, which is open to all residents of Ward 13 - Toronto Centre. The maintenance of a calm, respectful climate that promotes participation without constraint is also called for. All individuals are entitled to their opinions and Councillor Wong-Tam wishes to hear all points of view, without discrimination. By expressing themselves on this public consultation platform, users are granting Councillor Wong-Tam the right to reproduce and disseminate, without time limits and without consideration, the proposals, comments, and arguments that they publish.
Rules to be observed
The discussions are public and users can consult the rules without necessarily having an account to access the platform. It is important that users reflect on their proposals, comments, and arguments before they publish them.
The use of all caps in a message is equivalent to shouting. A comment is just as valid and much easier to read if it is written in lowercase letters. Where possible please avoid abbreviations for clarity.
Texts, photos, videos, and other content published on the platform must observe intellectual property rights such as copyright and trademarks.
We firmly believe in freedom of speech. However, in order to ensure that the platform can be used in a constructive way by the users, with respect for different opinions and without people having to be afraid to express their opinions or convictions, we do not allow offensive behaviour that harasses, intimidates or uses fear to silence another user.
- Accounts and related accounts with which the actions below are performed can be temporarily blocked and/or permanently deleted.
- Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not threaten or promote violence, including the promotion of terrorism.
- Harassment: You may not incite or be involved in deliberately insulting or harassing others. Here are some factors that we can take into account when assessing abusive behaviour: whether the main purpose of the reported account is harassing or sending offensive messages to others; whether the reported behaviour is unidirectional or contains threats; whether the reported account encourages others to intimidate another account; and whether the reported account sends intimidating messages to an account from multiple accounts.
- Hatred: You may not promote violence against other people or directly attack or threaten them on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, philosophical affiliation, age, disability or illness. We also do not allow accounts whose main purpose is to incite others to do harm on the basis of these categories.
- Misuse of multiple accounts: Creating multiple accounts for overlapping use to avoid temporary or permanent suspension of an individual account is not allowed.
- Private data: you may not publish or post confidential data and private information of others without their express authorization and consent. These data include, for example, credit card numbers, address details, telephone numbers or data that constitute the personal privacy of a person.
- Impersonation: you may not be allowed to enter via the platform if someone else deceives, confuses or threatens in a manner that actually decks or threatens others.
We strive at all times to protect platform users from technical abuse and spam. Accounts in which the actions below are performed can be temporarily blocked or permanently deleted.
- Malware/phishing/viruses/worms/Trojans: You may not post malicious content or links to such content for the purpose of damaging or disrupting someone else's browsers or computers, or of violating someone's privacy.
- Spam: You cannot use the platform to spam people.
Should you deem the contents of a proposal, a comment or an argument published on the platform to be inappropriate, for example, hateful or abusive, advertising, and so on, you can report it using the button provided for this purpose.
It should be noted that the availability of moderators to host and monitor the website can vary depending on the period. Moderators are present during office hours from Monday to Friday.
Councillor Wong-Tam’s Office reserves the right to modify at any time and without notice the rules of use outlined here to ensure that the online consultation proceeds smoothly. You must, therefore, review them regularly.