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Members make the Free‑Net go

The Toronto Free‑Net is run entirely by its members.

We have no paid staff.

Our members all contribute to our common success, each according to their ability and their available time.

There are a number of ways to contribute and participate:

Free‑Net democracy

The Toronto Free‑Net is democratic. All members are encouraged to attend our annual general meetings (AGMs), which are held every fall. Along with hearing reports from the president and other elected officers, Free‑Net members at the AGM can:

Attending monthly board meetings

Through the rest of the year, the directors elected at previous AGMs meet monthly to steer the Free‑Net ship.

If you plan to attend a board meeting, please let Free‑Net's secretary know. If we know that you plan to be at a meeting, we will try to wait for you. Also, the secretary will keep you informed of any schedule changes.

Donate money, equipment

Financial donations, beyond your subscription, help fund many Free‑Net needs:

You can make stand-alone donations whenever is convenient for you, or you can, at any time, add an extra amount to your recurring payment.

Regretfully, Free‑Net is currently not able to issue charitable tax receipts but we hope to start doing so again in the future.

Needed equipment

You can help Toronto Free‑Net by contributing your old equipment and by keeping an eye open for equipment that others may be discarding.

Contact Free‑Net or just drop off your contributions at Free‑Net's Bay & Dundas office, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 8 pm.

The following are currently specifically needed:


All members contribute to Toronto Free‑Net's success in one way or another, each according to their ability and their available time.

When volunteering, you can commit to doing as little or as much as you want. Volunteering at your freenet is a great way to help add services which you would like to use yourself. Free‑Net is also a gathering place, where people share knowledge, gain experience, and make friends. Join the fun — contact Free‑Net for a volunteer interview!

Here are just some of the things that volunteers do:

Spread the word

You can also help Free‑Net by spreading the word about Free‑Net

When people hear about Toronto Free‑Net, they're interested because it's so unique. We focus on people, not profits. You can help ensure that more people hear about Free‑Net.

The annual Free‑Net picnic!

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon with other Toronto Free‑Net members, sharing sunshine, food, and stories. See old friends and make new ones! Meet other Free‑Net members and volunteers. Get answers to your questions about Free‑Net or about the Internet.

Bring the kids! Bring your friends! Bring food to share!

Directions by car:
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Join us!

By choosing Toronto Free‑Net, you get excellent service while supporting universal Internet access across the GTA, all at a bargain price!

Toronto Free‑Net


600 Bay St Bsmt, Toronto, M5G 1M6

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