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Template:Infobox Org Toronto Org, 696 Yonge St, Ontario, Canada. Continental Liaison Office in Canada for Scientology, WISE, CCHR and other groups. Eight stories plus a penthouse floor.

PersonnelEdit

  • Yvette Shank, President. (OSA)
  • Al Buttnor, Director of Special Affairs to 2002ish. (OSA) (Hasn't been spotted in years, possibly in Buffalo.)
  • Unknown, Director of Special Affairs. (OSA) (Vacant positions can be "held from above".)
  • Unknown, Director of Legal Affairs. (OSA)
  • Unknown, Director of Something Else. (OSA)
  • Mario, Body Router and book sales.

HistoryEdit

  • Previous org was on Avenue Road (possibly the source of the name of WISE company Avenue Road Roofing).
    • After they moved out, the org was damaged by a fire said to be caused by a photocopier.
  • Present org opened around 1980.
  • Raided by police March 3rd and 4th 1983, by 129 OPP officers together with forensic accountants and accountants of the Federal Department of Revenue during the Operation Snow White investigations in Ontario.[1]
  • In early 2004, renovations were started to fix up the org. Work was done on the interior of floors 1-4, broken windows were fixed, one of the elevators was fixed after years. By 2005, this effort seemed to run out of gas, leaving incomplete work extremely visible at the front of the 2nd floor to present day.

Title and tax informationEdit

  • Has a 50% property tax exemption provisionally granted by the City of Toronto in the 1990s pending CoS charity status in Canada, and recognized religious status in Ontario.[2] This was never reviewed/revoked (as scheduled in 2000) when CoS was turned down by Revenue Canada because the municipal property tax authority was meanwhile transferred to the provincial Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).[3][4]
  • Has two mortgages on the property until 2011.[5]

General informationEdit

  • The building sways in high wind and cracks windows. Previous owners were granted a variance to add the overhang to catch glass falling from above.
  • The org does not own the sidewalk under the overhang, according to city charts showing the width of Yonge St.
  • Sea Org barracks/bunk beds believed to be on the 4th floor.
  • Daily food deliveries by Sysco truck, around 1pm.
    • Not allowed to cook/prepare food on the premises.
  • Said to be operated from the Buffalo Org as a "Garrison Org" under Sea Org control.Template:Dox
    • Rumoured to bus members to each others events to bulk out the attendance.Template:Dox

ActivityEdit

Org activityEdit

  • Events on New Years, Dianetics Day, Auditors Day, Hubbard's Birthday, frequently at outside venues.
  • "Maiden Voyage" events in 2008 at University of Toronto locations (via a Scilon UofT prof).
  • Sidewalk stress tests in front of Org. (Last seen xxxx-xx-xx.)
  • Orientation pass handouts in the surrounding area on Staturday. (Last seen xxxx-xx-xx.)

Front activityEdit

Protest activityEdit

Weak pointsEdit

  • Property tax exemption.
  • Rumoured attempts to transfer services billings to Narconon Canada and Buffalo Org to evade taxes.
  • Investment of a Sea Org unit which has to be heavily monitored to prevent blowing.

Web siteEdit

IP address 72.52.4.176
Reverse DNS unknown.prolexic.com
IP changed Jul 2, 2008
IP Owner Prolexic Technologies, Inc.
Old IP 69.41.184.211
Redirect http://www.scientology.ca/index.html
Server Resin/3.0.21
Page modified date Mar 18, 2006
Domain created Sep 10, 2001
Domain expires Sep 10, 2010
Registrant Frederick Paolo Church of Scientology Internat 6331 Hollywood Blvd. Suite Los Angeles CA 90028 US +1.3239603550 techdomains@scientology.net
Mail server smtp.scientology.org/50

Replacement orgEdit

  • In the special Freedom issue sent to residents of Clearwater, August 1 2009, it was claimed that a rural inn/conference centre North-West of Toronto has been purchased to be a new Advanced Org, and the Continental Liaison Office for Canada (the administrative operations) will be transferred there.[6]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Scientology History in Toronto, Part 2
  2. Becoming a Recognized Religious Denomination In Ontario, Carter & Associates
  3. Toronto Org 50% Property Tax Exemption, whyweprotest.net.
  4. Elimination of the property tax exemption of the Toronto org, studyoftruth.org
  5. Gregg Hagglund on ARS, Aug 19 1997
  6. Section of the Freedom issue

External linksEdit

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