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However, term treatmen teens in deschildren and help are priof perate need “ “ www.etobicokeguardian.com tues sept 3, 2013 ® i INSIDE Books, computers help lift spirits of Dixon Road kids/ 3 IN THE SWING OF THINGS Girl Guides earn badge, talk to pilots at air show CYNTHIA REASON email@example.com Little Sydney McMahon got the VIP treatment at the Canadian International Air Show over the weekend – including a front row seat to the roaring show, meet-and-greets with each of the fearless pilots, and a very special presentation of an aeronautics badge to add to her Girl Guide sash. “My favourite part was when the Dragon Lady and Red Star were up there,” said Sydney, 9, who belongs to the 163rd Toronto Girl Guides troop out of Kingsway Lambton United Church in Etobicoke. “They were, like, splitting and they were doing tricks.” Sydney, who attends Howard Junior Public School, was just one of about 40 Girl Guides from across the GTA invited to the Air Show this year. 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It’s status quo with him right now, as far as I understand.” Meanwhile, the boy’s mother remains in police custody, facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and failure to provide the necessities of life. The 32-year-old woman, whose name is not being released to protect the identity of her son, was arrested early Friday, Aug. 30 morning after police were called to an >>>RASH, page 12 COUPONS-FLYERS-DEALS-TIPS save.ca KEEP IN TOUCH @ETGuardian www.facebook.com/ etobicokeguardian MORE ONLINE Staff photo/MARY GAUDET insidetoronto.com LAST DAY OF FREEDOM: Paolo Tenaglia, 13, gets in a last round at the Humber Valley Golf Club on Labour Day, before heading back to school today. The young golfer has been playing for a couple of seasons, and on this hole, drove the ball further than his dad and uncle. ��� � � �� ��� � � �� ���� ��� � �� ���� ��� � ���� ��� � �� ���� ��� � ��� ���� ��� �� � � ����� ����� ��������� � �������� ����� � ��� ��� ���� �� �� ��� s 2 ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | community Summer wraps up with festivals, corn roast Had your share of fresh corn this summer? Head to Montgomery’s Inn on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. for its annual corn roast in its wood-burning oven. Take in the bake sale, barbecued hot dogs, local produce, bluegrass music and west-end Toronto heritage organizations’ displays at the inn at 4709 Dundas St. W. at Islington Avenue. Bring your lawn chairs and marshmallows. enior centre’s big ws garage sale Seek some finds Saturday, Sept. 7 at Islington Seniors’ Centre’s annual garage sale. Find housewares, vintage items, crafts, fabrics, seasonal and home decor and more at centre at 4968 Dundas St. W. near Burnhamthorpe Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First annual shorefront festival Take in the Shorefront Festival this weekend. Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area presents its Shorefront Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. along Lake Shore Boulevard West from First Street to Twelfth Street. Enjoy local shopping, a kids zone, vendors alley, music, seniors cafe, buskers and more. Star of the Shore talent competition for ages eight to 18 offers a first-place prize of $500 plus second and thirdplace prizes. Elvis impersonators John Cigan performs at 6 p.m. followed by James Begley. Both Elvises will then judge the Elvis Star all-ages competition at 7 p.m. Fun for everyone at extravaganza Etobicoke residents are invited to celebrate a successful first week back to school on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Franklin Horner Community Centre’s 9th annual Family Fun Fair Extravaganza. The event, which takes feature 19th and 20th century decorative arts, silver, period and decorative furniture, antique jewelry, vintage clothing and accessories, pottery, porcelains, collectibles and china. The antique market returns to Cloverdale on Sunday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 3. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. brush up on your e-skills Want to learn basic computer, Internet and library research skills? Toronto Public Library holds classes monthly in computer and library training at its Albion branch at 1515 Albion Rd. For dates and times, call the branch at 416-394-5170. etobicokeguardian.com food Healthy eating made easy Back to school doesn’t mean you can’t still eat properly u bit.ly/14dwtpZ pets Keep your pets happy Paws-itive Vibes offers tricks to keep pets entertained Staff file photo/ IAN KELSO w Great Balls of Fire! Tonka blows fire during last year’s Franklin Horner Extravaganza. The fun fair is back this Saturday. u bit.ly/14dIs3l health Talking about ageism Be proud of getting older and share your stories w w place on the centre’s grounds at 432 Horner Ave. (between Kipling Avenue and Brown’s Line), runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Billed as “fun for all ages”, the Extravaganza will feature plenty of food and drink, live entertainment, local vendors and a Kids’ Fun Zone. For more information on the event, go to www.franklinhorner.org wantique market find unique items at Like antiques? Visit Cloverdale Mall’s Heritage Monthly Antique Market this Sunday. 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THE WEDDING CHECKLIST WIN $4,000 IN GIFT CERTIFICATES HUGE BRIDAL GOWN SALE WIN A $5,000 WEDDING DREAM DÉCOR PACKAGE FOR YOUR GOWN, DJ, CAKE& TUXEDO’S B U Y Get your coupon at www.save.ca facebook.com/savedotca is a division of T I C K E T S O N L I N E A DIVISION OF www.nationalbridalshow.com Creating opportunity for Dixon Road youth Police, city and volunteers open a book lending library, computer lab in effort to build up troubled community CYNTHIA REASON email@example.com the notoriety that comes with being the former site of the alleged Mayor Rob Ford crack tape, the event on Police once again descended in full Wednesday, Aug. 28 was a muchforce upon Etobicoke’s ofttimes needed day of fun. It was organized troubled Dixon Road community as much to cement police outreach last week – but the celebratory scene efforts in the community as it was stood in stark contrast to that of to celebrate the grand opening of June’s Project Traveller. both a new children’s book lendInstead of SWAT helmets and ing library and computer learning flak gear, most of facility. the officers from 23 “It’s good since Division’s Somali some people are It’s good since some h e l p i n g u s a n d Liaison Unit (SLU) people are helping us keeping the bad in attendance at Wednesday’s comand keeping the bad guys away,” said munity party donned 12-year-old Zainab guys away. Hassan, shor tly T-shirts and smiles. – Zainab Hassan, 12 And rather than after checking out the new library at rounding up bad guys, a mounted offi320 Dixon Rd. and cer lined three dozen or so giggling the new computer lab at 330 Dixon kids up to race his horse around the Rd. complex’s grassy courtyard, while The two new facilities at the other officers helped to distribute housing complex are the result of free books and flipped hot dogs on a partnership between local police the barbecue. – namely the SLU – city staff, Albion In a community still reeling from Neighbourhood Services, and the community 3 | ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 “ Staff photo/MARY GAUDET Some of the kids who look forward to using the new computer lab at 330 Dixon Rd. include, from left, Maryan Abdirahman, Hayaid Saladfarah, Amina Alassan, Aisha Hassan, Muna Abdirahman, Zainab Hassan, and Mohamed Mahmoud. The space was built by community volunteers and local agencies. countless local residents who have chipped in to make the project a reality. For the officers involved, the project has been all about bringing the community together. Staff photos/MARY GAUDET At left, Anisa Musse, 9, and Salma Yusuf, 6, race Const. Doug McCaw and his horse Davis around the courtyard, while at right, Angela Rebelo, 10, shows off free books she got courtesy of the Children’s Book Bank. “For us, it’s about supporting the community, particularly after the events of the Traveller arrests and takedowns. We want to make sure that we fill those voids with outreach programs and let the community know we’re here to support them,” Supt. Ron Taverner, Unit Commander at 23 Division, said of the inroads his officers have made in the Dixon Road community over the summer. CNB Computers donated 20 computers to Dixon’s new lab, while Home Depot and Lowe’s supported the project with various supplies, and the Children’s Book Bank supplied all of the books for the new lending library. Now that both the library and computer lab are ready for business, Albion Neighbourhood Services’ Lisa Kostakis said her team will help implement programming at the facilities – from a homework club, to story time sessions, to an arts and crafts corner, to resume writing and basic computer skills workshops for adults. The key to ensuring program sus- tainability into the future, Kostakis said, is community involvement. “It’s all about working collaboratively together to build the capacity,” she said. “Everyone is working together to provide services that are going to be sustainable using community member involvement and leadership. It’s for the community, by the community. If the community has the buy-in, then it’s going to be sustainable. Ownership is important.” With volunteers like Ayan Omar and Amina Gure, rallying community involvement doesn’t look to be a problem. The women, both mothers who are longtime residents of the Dixon Road complex, said they signed on to help turn the tide in their embattled community. “We’re trying to make a difference; we’re trying to change our image,” Omar said. “We don’t want one bad apple to ruin it for all.” Do you know of people doing good work building a better community for their neighbours? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org i 4 ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | opinion Ian Proudfoot Marg Middleton Peter Haggert Grace Peacock Warren Elder Alison Fauquier Debra Weller Mike Banville Publisher General Manager Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Regional Dir. of Advertising Retail Sales Manager Regional Dir. of Classified, Real Estate Director of Circulation WHO WE SERVE Etobicoke Guardian City of Toronto The Etobicoke Guardian is published every Tuesday and Thursday at 175 Gordon Baker Rd., Toronto, ON, M2H 0A2, by Metroland Media Toronto, a Division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. ® The Guardian is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com Wanted: a proper discussion on cycling umping on your bicycle and hitting the streets of Toronto has become a complicated issue. It gets the backs up of both cyclists and motorists. Each side has complaints about the other: cyclists disobey the rules of the road; motorists don’t look out for cyclists. This kind of two-way antagonism helps no one, it only fuels fires that seem easily sparked. There has been much cycling talk lately. The city’s chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, teamed up with Cycle Toronto and took the cycling discussion on the road – on her bike. Using hydro corridors to allow for dedicated cycling, and of course dedicated bike lanes across the city all deserve listening to. On the heels of a study by University of Toronto PhD student Adrian Verster, who created a list of 50 dangerous intersections for cyclists in the city, a discussion on how to best implement cycling in Toronto is needed. And quickly. The supposed ‘war on the car our view /bicycle’ needs to stop. It serves no one. And with the city’s popuIntegrated lation growing quickly, cycling will become an ever-increasingplan for of transportation for many cycling a must mode people. Not surprisingly, the most dangerous intersections to cycle in the city are located in the old city of Toronto – on Bloor and Queen streets. However, there are dangerous intersections for cyclists across the city, including Lake Shore Boulevard West and Park Lawn Road in Etobicoke (#50). If news reports prove anything, it is that there is always the chance you can get hurt – even killed – while riding your bike. It doesn’t matter where you ride your bike. Ontario Minister of Transportation Glen Murray announced on Friday the province’s 20-year vision for cycling, with the goal to make Ontario the number one province for cycling in Canada. This ambitious goal will need funding, dedication, and a clear vision tailored to each city across Ontario. A cookie-cutter approach will not work. The entirety of Toronto City Council is not expected to meet until October, but they are all back to work after Labour Day, including local community council meetings set for Sept. 10. Torontonians should not shy away from pushing for a proper, integrated cycling plan for the city. It’s been long discussed, much maligned, and often ignored. Councillors in the downtown core raise the issue often, but this should not be another downtown versus suburbs discussion. J Proudly serving the communities of Alderwood • Edenbridge-Humber Valley Elms-Old Rexdale • Eringate-CentennialWest Deane • Etobicoke West Mall Humber Heights-Westmount • IslingtonCity Centre West • Kingsway South Kingsview Village-The Westway Long Branch • Markland Wood • Mimico Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown New Toronto • Princess-Rosethorn Rexdale-Kipling • Stonegate-Queensway Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights West Humber-Clairville Willowridge-Martingrove-Richview Write us The Etobicoke Guardian welcomes letters of 400 words or less. All submissions must include name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. We reserve the right to edit, condense or reject letters. Copyright in letters remains with the author but the publisher and affiliates may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or other forms. Letters can be sent to letters@ insidetoronto.com, or mailed to The Etobicoke Guardian, 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto, ON, M2H 0A2. column Getting down with school terminology W ell moms and dads, how would you grade yourself in the helping out with the homework department now that the new school year has started? And be honest now. If you’ve got little ones new to the school system, no doubt a solid “A” is in order. We can all still hold our own with that group, I’m pretty sure. Alas, if you’ve got older kids, chances are you’re looking farther down the alphabet. A lot farther. Likely with a telescope. It has nothing to do with the curriculum getting more and more advanced, either. It’s being confronted once again with the same terminology we struggled with when we were that age. It was tough enough to understand a lot of the words and phrases they were giving us when we were seeing them every day. What chance do jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY we have now of figuring them out after such a long hiatus? Well, not to worry. You don’t have to feel intimidated anymore when a teenager asks you to explain something to them. I’ve provided the definitions for what are traditionally some of the more difficult concepts to grasp. 1. Hypotenuse. A vase hanging on a rope from the ceiling. 2. The value of Pi. The ability to turn even the blandest piece of ice cream into a mouth-watering delicacy. 3. Logarithm A lumberjack really getting down. 4. Misplaced modifier. It’s either in your purse or handbag next to the keys and the fob you can’t find. “ You don’t have to feel intimidated anymore when a teenager asks you to explain something to them. I’ve provided the definitions. days. 11. An irregular verb. One that could definitely use more fibre. 12. The pluperfect. A plu that always remembers to say please and thank you, doesn’t put gum in his baby sister’s hair and when he goes to rent a DVD with his mom’s credit card, picks up a romantic movie for her such as Pretty Woman and not one for himself such as The Adventures of Wyatt Burp or the Flatulence Chronicles. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at email@example.com 5. The second law of thermodynamics? The one snuggled in between the first and third laws of thermodynamics. 6. Square root. A root that just isn’t with it. 7. A proper fraction. A fraction that gets it. 8. Past participle. A participle whose 15 minutes of fame are officially up. 9. Axiom What Jack used to chop down the beanstalkiom. 10. The periodic table. A table used infrequently. Like that fancy shmancy one gathering dust in the corner of the dining room that you only bring out to try and impress guests on the holi- i newsroom ph: 416-493-4400 fax: 416-774-2070 | circulation ph: 416-493-4400 fax: 416-675-3470 | distribution ph: 416-493-4400 fax: 416-675-3066 | display advertising ph: 416-493-4400 fax: 416-774-2067 | classifieds ph: 416-798-7284 | administration ph: 416-493-4400 community 5 | ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Ward 3 appointment vote undemocratic Mural, mural on the wall: learn the artform at upcoming workshops To the editor: I am appalled at city councillors who voted in favour of appointing their own chosen representative as the replacement for former Etobicoke Centre councillor Doug Holyday. This act is a direct violation of the constituents’ democratic right to elect the representative of their own choosing. The fact that councillors chose to do so is alarming and it is clear that they place their own political agendas above the democratic rights of the voters. Torontonians should be sure to know which politicians voted for an appointment, and vote against them in the next election. Further, we should all find out what recourse we have as voters to challenge the validity of the rule which currently allows city councillors to bypass our democratic rights and appoint a representative of their choosing. This should be deemed unconstitutional and immediately scratched from the rules governing city council. Any rule which denies our democratic rights must be dealt with in a very serious and immediate manner to safeguard our democracy. We should all be up in arms about this. Lakeshore Arts and Mural Routes present Step x Step, a free nine-week mural training program for residents 14 and up. Professional artists will teach drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenge, stencil creation and printing. Workshops held at New Toronto Library, 110 Eleventh St. every Saturday from Sept. 21 to Nov. 30. Commitment to the full program required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tara@muralroutes. ca georgia balogiannis arts in brief at 416-622-6923 or visit www. etobicokecentennialchoir.ca for more information. Follow Etobicoke Centennial Choir on Facebook and Twitter at @EtobicokeChoir wat south Etobicoke pub Poetry group meets Christina Buczek Voters’ rights to democracy ignored To the editor: The decision by city council last week to bypass voters’ rights to democracy and appoint a caretaker in Ward 3, will no doubt disappoint residents and lead many to ask, ‘what’s the point of politics?’ With voter participation rates continuing to slide in Canada, one has to wonder what councillors were thinking. They did not even abide by their own policy, and instead made it up as they went along. In 10 days of door-to-door discussions with Ward 3 residents prior to Monday’s decision, over 90 per cent of the people that I spoke to agreed that it should be their right to choose the next councillor and signed a petition saying so. That petition was given to council last Monday. An appointed person will not have the same motivation and willingness to respond promptly and thoroughly to constituents’ concerns and requests for information. As the former Toronto District School Board trustee for Etobicoke Centre, I know that being elected means that you have to listen to your constituents and address their concerns without delay. An appointed person has no such motivation. It was a bad day for the democratic process. John F. Campbell wDo with Harmony Singers Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti wfor budding choristers Etobicoke Centennial Choir (ECC) hosts an open rehearsal for interested singers on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. Budding vocalists can sing with the choir, meet the conductor and the choristers and see what the choir has to offer. Contact Lauren Mayer Open rehearsal set Work out your vocal chords and satisfy your craving for singing with The Harmony Singers. The long-running three-part women’s chorus is seeking new members, especially second sopranos and altos. Rehearsals take place every Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. at Martin Grove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd. Membership fees apply. Visit www.harmonysingers.ca or call music director Harvey Patterson at 416-239-5821. The Loose Leaf Poets and Writers group meets on the third Monday of the month for an evening of poetry reading, enjoyment, food and performances by Toronto-based acoustic musicians. The next monthly gathering takes place Sept. 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Maple Leaf Grill, (back room), 2749 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Visit www. looseleafpoetswriters.com wsize at Neilson park Try this brush on for Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) offers art classes for adults. Instruction in watercolour, oil, acrylics, drawing, and life drawing offered. Critiques offered. Visit www.neilsonparkcreativecentre.com Georgia Balogiannis is The Guardian’s news editor. Her column appears every second Tuesday. Email gbalogiannis@ insidetoronto.com i FURNITURE ELECTRONICS APPLIANCES MATTRESSES Serving Etobicoke for over 25 Years 580 Evans Ave. • NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED • HEAD OFFICE TRAINING & SUPPORT • TURN KEY OPERATION • FINANCING AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY BB Sept 5- HURRY IN! WITH THE PURCHASE OF THIS MATTRESS FREE TABLET! • DIRECT ACCESS TO MAJOR TIRE SUPPLIERS (Min. $75,000 cash req’d.) $ 598 SAVE! 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Donors and benefactors, whether individuals, foundations or corporations, help to extend services, under constant pressure from an ever-increasing client base in need. Short-term services have shorter wait lists than longerterm treatment. However, children and teens in desperate need of help are prioritized. In older kids and teens, the fact that mental illness and addiction are often married and exacerbate one another isn’t new understanding. What is relatively rare is Clear Directions, one of few day treatment programs in Toronto for youth with concurrent disorders. “Kids using alcohol or drugs, often that becomes the major problem because it dominates their life,” Garcia said. The centre also treats children and teens with psychotic illness, bipolar disorder, severe mood disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It has a formal affiliation with the University of Toronto as a teaching centre for masters students in medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work and speech and language. Psychiatry and social work students, as well as George Hull staff, participate in a 14-session family therapy session led by Reem Abdul Qadir, the centre’s educational co-ordinator. She also follows students as they manage a client’s case for six months. “We’re helping parents talk about things that, when they were kids, was unspoken,” Abdul Qadir said. “We need to learn to talk to our children to keep them safe. We teach parents how to talk about these things with their kids so society can also start to talk about it.” TAMARA SHEPHARD email@example.com A J had been a hopeless, vulnerable teen. He was violent, emotional. His time as a Crown ward had been challenging, traumatic. He thought he had no future. Everyone had given up on him. Then he came to the George Hull Centre for Children and Families, a children’s mental health agency in central Etobicoke. A decade later, he spoke of being healed. “The centre promised to never give up on me, and while I was initially skeptical, it has proven true to this day,” he said. “I have no doubt had my challenges, but I have also had my successes. Every single member of the George Hull Centre feels like family to me. There isn’t one day that passes that I don’t talk of my positive experiences...” Since 1985, the George Hull Centre’s staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, early childhood educators, speech and language pathologists, child and youth workers and educators have worked together on multidisciplinary teams to provide assessment, treatment and consultation to the child, family and the broader community. The centre offers clinical services; groups for teens, children and parents; residential homes for boys and girls that includes a school program for grades 6 to 12 students, as well as Clear Directions, a collaborative program with Breakaway Addiction Services and the Toronto public school board, uses a harm reduction philosophy to help youth ages 18 and younger who are struggling with serious substance abuse and mental health issues. There is no fee for service. Families experiencing parent-adolescent conflict Staff photo/IAN KELSO Leticia Gracia, manager of community clinic at the George Hull Centre for Children and Families chats with a client. attend three intensive sessions over six weeks to help with communication difficulties, some unresolved painful experience not talked about or understanding each other better. “ It can be mild anxiety or it can be absolutely life-stopping: kids who won’t go to school... because they can’t get out of the house. – Leticia Gracia, community clinic manager A clinician will see families for as many as eight sessions, in some cases, for grief therapy when a child has lost a parent or loved one. Anxiety in children and teens is among the most common mental health issue the centre treats in its outpatient services for various mental health issues. “Anxiety is a huge problem,” Leticia Gracia, George Hull Centre’s community clinic manager said. “It’s one of the most commonly referred problems we experience here. It can be mild anxiety or it can be absolutely life-stopping: kids who won’t go to school, who don’t go to school because they can’t get out of the house.” The centre’s Worry Warrior series, groups for children ages eight to 12, teaches kids emotional resilience, red-light versus green-light thoughts, h ow t o m a n a g e t h o s e thoughts and problem solving. The Worry Warrior series for September is already fully booked. Fun Friends is a group for children ages four to seven that builds resilience and skills development through play to help children effectively cope with difficult or anxiety-provoking situations. A Toronto District School Board study conducted earlier this year asked 103,000 grades 4 to 12 students questions about their emotional wellbeing. The alarming results found a majority of students reported feeling nervous or anxious all the time. One in five Canadian children and youth younger than 19 struggle with a diagnosable emotional, mental or behavioral disorder, a 1985 Canadian Child Health study reported. Gracia said she believes the incidence to be even higher today. “ W h y ? Yo u c a n o n l y hypothesize that higher rates of divorce, the fact both parents are often working, there is less extended family support, less community support, generally less support for kids,” Gracia said. “Pressures are high in a way than they were for us growing up. Our parents let us run around in the community to play and explore. Now everybody is scared. There is a lot “ of anxiety in the world. Kids grow up exposed to a lot that we didn’t.” Anxiety in children is a mix of nature and nurture, Garcia said. Treatment is often so-called exposure therapy, whereby the child is supported through gentle, repeated exposure to the cause of their anxiety until the anxiety lessens and resolves. We need to learn to talk to our children to keep them safe. – Reem Abdul Qadir, educational co-ordinator “Kids with high anxiety tend to have anxious parents. There’s some kind of genetic loading. It’s temperament. A kid who is more irritable, less easy to soothe,” Gracia said. “Anxiety can also develop in response to situations, such as bullying.” i For more information on the centre’s programs call 416622-8833. transit 7 | ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 TTC launches fall service schedule he TTC boosted service to many of its transit routes as of Sept. 1 Thirty-three bus routes, plus streetcar and subway service, have ended lessfrequent summer service in response to increased ridership with the start of the fall schedule. Students looking to get a student photo ID can opt to have their picture taken at Sherbourne Station from Monday to Friday between 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The ID is a must to purchase a discounted monthly pass or pay a student fare. meetings on noise wall barrier wPublic T rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT West Active Living Centre, at 1901 Weston Rd. At the meeting, participants will get the chance to sound off on design concepts which were released back in July. Anyone who can’t attend the meetings can provide feedback online at www. gotransit.com/gts Metrolinx says the barriers are required to lessen the noise impact from increased diesel train traffic when the Union Pearson Express air rail link opens in 2015. launches new campaign wPETA enough food in the world to end starvation – if everyone switched to a vegan diet. One hundred and fortysix ads depicting an impoverished young girl with the tagline “When You Eat Meat, She Doesn’t Eat” were posted on GO train cars at the end of August. car-sharing parking spots open wMore Hear More… Spend Less Metrolinx is planning a series of west-end public meetings to discuss proposed designs for a fivemetre noise wall barrier to go up along the Georgetown South GO rail corridor. Four meetings are scheduled this month starting Tues. Sept. 10 at the York People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently launched a new awareness campaign on GO Transit trains. The Veggie Revolution is an initiative from the provocative organization’s youth wing peta2 which posts there would be New on-street parking spaces were made available to car-share users this week. Around 26 additional spots are now open in nine locations around the downtown core and East York, which expands a pilot project launched in 2009 by the city to encourage carsharing. There are three carshare providers serving the city: Car2Go, Zipcar and Autoshare. An estimated 40,000 Torontonians make regular use of car-shares. Take advantage of these big summer savings on our most popular models of hearing aids at all price levels. NOW Rahul Gupta is The Guardian’s transit reporter. His column appears every Tuesday. Tweet: @TOinTRANSIT i Premium Hearing Aids $ 1495 * TASTE OF THE KINGSWAY The most advanced technology provides all the latest features. 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Friday, September 6th - 6 pm to 10 pm Saturday, September 7th - 11am to 10 pm Sunday September 8th - 11 am to 6 pm ETOBICOKE 225 The East Mall (Across the street from Cloverdale Mall) 1500 Royal York Rd (Royal York North of Eglinton) 416-231-4500 416-614-1400 8 ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN s | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | sports schedule MARTINGROVE BASEBALL T-BALL* w Orioles vs Athletics * games at 6 p.m. at Silvercreek East PEEWEE - playoffs OTHER DIVISIONS, REP TRYOUTS THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 w Team 5 vs Team 3 at Rosethorn North w Team 8 vs Team 1 at Rosethorn South w Team 7 vs Team 2 at St. Georges w Team 4 vs Team 6 at West Glen * T-Ball games begin at 6:30 p.m. MOSQUITO - playoffs TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 w Athletics vs Diamondbacks WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 w Blue Jays vs White Sox WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 w Red Sox vs Orioles THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 w Athletics vs Blue Jays FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 w Orioles vs White Sox * games at 6 p.m. at Lloyd McConnie Visit www.leaguelineup.com/welcome. asp?url=martingrovebaseball ... • for other house league divisions, including rookie ball, bantam and midget; • and for rep tryout schedules and information for divisions ranging from rookie ball to junior. HUMBER COLLEGE SOCCER w Men’s team hosts Mohawk College* WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 w Women’s team hosts Mohawk College* * 4:30 p.m. games at north campus MEN’S BASEBALL PRE-SEASON WRAPS UP THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 7 p.m. w Humber hosts home opener against Seneca at Connorvale Park * Humber opens its season Sept. 8 at Seneca, 1 and 3 p.m.; and Sept. 10, 7 p.m., at Durham CANADIAN SOCCER LEAGUE SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 8 p.m. w Toronto Croatia host Windsor Stars FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 9 p.m. w Serbian White Eagles host SC Waterloo TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 Councillor Peter Milczyn and City of Toronto Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. Saturday, September 7, 2013 (at Stephen Dr., east of Park Lawn Rd.) 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Products Available - Fees may apply Backyard Composter Green Bin Kitchen Container SPORTS SCHEDULE For complete sports coverage: www.inside toronto. com/etobicoketoronto-onsports Photo/PETER MCCUSKER Items donated to local schools for reuse* Pick up for FREE Green Bin and Kitchen Container (with proof of new residency in the last 90 days or in exchange for a damaged bin) Leaf Compost (limit one cubic metre per household) Drop off for recycling or proper disposal Computer Equipment & Peripherals (e.g., desktops, laptops, hand-held portables, monitors, printing devices, etc.) Audio/Visual Equipment & Peripherals (e.g., telephones, cell phones, pda’s and pagers, cameras, small TVs, radios, receivers, speakers, tuners, equalizers, turntables, projectors, recorders, DVD players and VCRs, etc.) Household Hazardous Waste (e.g., cleaning supplies and solvents, motor oil, paint, batteries, old/unused medication, mercury thermometers/thermostats, pesticides, fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, etc.) Art supplies (e.g. pencils, markers, crayons, etc.) Buttons, keys, and collectors’ coins and stamps Clipboards, corks and cork boards CDs and cases Children’s books Costume jewelry including broken/old watches and clocks with hands Dress-up clothing (e.g. costumes, prom dresses, uniforms, etc.) Fabric pieces and yarn 35 mm cameras and equipment Netminder Nick Whelan and Jacob Hayhurst from Toronto Lakeshore Patriots try to rebuff Patrick Piacentini, centre, and Anthony Sorrentino from the North York Rangers during a recent Ontario Junior Hockey League pre-season game. The Patriots host their home (and season) opener this Saturday, Sept. 7 at Westwood Arenas against St. Michael’s. CONSUMER FEATURE Other Items donated for reuse * (Please keep separate from others) Note: You can recycle plastic shopping bags, foam polystyrene, empty paint and empty aerosol cans in your blue bin. Sporting goods (e.g. skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.) Books (excluding school/university curriculum books) Medical equipment in good condition (e.g. eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.) Small household items (e.g. dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.) Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.) Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank *All donated items must be in very good condition er Visit the Toronto Wat e info tent to learn mor will that s ram prog about wisely help you use water home! in and around your Please do not bring: Construction waste, gasoline, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal. Visit toronto.ca/environment_days On August 23,Tony & Kathy’s No Frills at 748The Queensway presented a local family with a cheque for $4680 from the PC Children’s Charity. The donation was raised through the Smile Campaign.Customers were asked to add $2 to their grocery bill at checkout, with one hundred per cent of funds raised going directly towards helping a local child live life to their full potential. The PC Children’s Charity helps children with disabilities receive special needs assistance including specialized equipment,and speech and behavioural therapies. TONY & KATHY’S NO FRILLS TEAMS UP WITH PC CHILDREN’S CHARITY discover your NEIGHBOURHOOD FOR SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST... CALL VISIC BROS. FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK UP & DELIVERY CONSUMER FEATURE Stonegate Community INDEPENDENT DEALER Air Conditioners Furnace & Boilers REBATES UP TO $1375. PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS Mid Efficiency Gas Water Boiler GWB8-1E High Efficiency Air Conditioner XC21 PHARMACY cool savings up to $650 High Efficiency Gas Furnace SLP98V LONG BRANCH FISH & CHIPS BEST IN ETOBICOKE! (416) 252-4477 3260 LAKE SHORE BLVD W, ETOBICOKE Service. Service. Service. 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CONTACT: 416-394-8113, www.montgomerysinn.com, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free Shop direct from farmers. Features: farmfresh vegtables, fruits, hormone-free meats, artisan cheeses, sweets and more. Garden to Table-Preserving Your Harvest WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Community Health Centre, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070, email@example.com COST: Free Join Stonegate CHC dietitian for a free workshop on preserving produce from your garden. Register in advance. Taoist Tai Chi Open House/ Class WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Taoist Tai Chi Society, 35 Chauncey Ave. CONTACT: Janka Safar/Barb Taylor, 416-236-0720, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free Discover the health benefits of the internal arts of Taoist Tai Chi. Second open house and beginner class takes place tomorrow from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dr. Amanpreet Chopra w Thursday, Sept. 19 Laughter, Comedy and Wellness 55+ WHEN: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, email@example.com COST: $30/ for each sixweek program Unleash your inner performer. Join actress and artist educator, Heather Dick, for mornings of comedy and laughter. Theatre games, improvisation, jokes, storytelling and simple physical activities. Register in person in the front office one week prior to program start date. before signing on the dotted line. Louise Sabourin, consultant from Investors Group, discusses what these factors are. Register in person or by phone. Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society Meeting WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Long Branch Public Library, 3500 Lakeshore Blvd. W CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free Come out to the first meeting of the fall season at Long Branch Library. Talk with local gardeners, share tips, ideas and your favourite fall harvest ideas. Bring in your favourite edible gem from the garden or the wild, for show and tell. 9 | ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 B.D.S, D.D.S. looking ahead happening in DENTIST Cosmetic & Complete Dental Care • • • • • • • • • • • • • Dental Implants & Laser Surgery Cosmetic Dentistry - Smile Make Overs Crowns and Bridges Gum Disease Treatment and Surgery White Fillings - Teeth Whitening* Invisalign - Invisible Braces Braces-Orthodontist-in-Clinic Root Canal with New Technology Intra Oral Cameras, Digital PAN & X-Rays Wisdom Tooth Extraction Dentures Full and Partial Laughing Gas Nitrous Oxide Friendly & Caring Staff ! s r e k a M e Smil w Thursday, Sept. 5 Create your legacy WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humbervale Place, Parkwood Dining Room, 1447 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: 416-249-2821 COST: Free Time Together at Humbervale Place presents an afternoon to help seniors with administration, research, legacy, filing, typing, correspondence and organization which help from ‘Leave It To Jane’. Corn Roast, Antique Market & Heritage Fair WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Montgomery’s Inn Museum, 4709 Dundas St. W CONTACT: Kate Hill Nicholson, 416-394-8113, www.montgomerysinn.com, montinn@ toronto.ca COST: Free Enjoy roasted sweet corn, a barbecue and a bake sale. Enjoy old time blue-grass music, displays from the west-end heritage organisers, browse the antique market and take home a new family heirloom. The event is free. Food for purchase. Bring your lawn chair. Mortgages – Look Beyond the Rate WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd CONTACT: Stephen Arroz, 416-394-5270, email@example.com COST: Free Mortgage rates are low right now, but if recent reports are accurate, they may be going up sooner rather than later. 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In addition to pilots from the world-renowned Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet demo team, the Girl Guides had the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the air traffic controller from the air show’s ‘boss tower’ and community Rash of break-ins over the weekend >>>from page 1 apartment building at 19 Eva Rd. (near the West Mall and Bloor Street West) on an unknown trouble call. “It looks like an assault was taking place,” Const. Tony Vella told The Guardian Friday morning. “It looks like a child was being beaten or assaulted.” After breaking in a glass door at the building’s lobby, police found the 11-year-old boy suffering from life-threatening head injuries inside one of the apartment units shortly after 1 a.m. Toronto EMS rushed the boy to SickKids, where he is still listed in critical condition. While several media outlets have reported on the odd behaviour of the boy’s mother during her arrest, Const. Victor Kwong said it is not yet known whether she suffers from any mental health issues. “At this time, that does not negate the fact of these charges,” Kwong said. The accused appeared in court on Saturday, but was remanded into custody until today due to the long weekend. wprobe break-ins police continue to Courtesy photo Nine-year-old Sydney McMahon, a Girl Guide with the 163rd Unit out of Etobicoke, gets the thumbs up from Snowbird captains Thomas Edelson and Steve MacDonald. parachutists from the Lucas Oil Jumpers, among many others. “It was quite exciting for them.” At the end of the show came quiz time. In order to earn their aeronautics badge, each of the girls had to properly identify the parts of a plane on a diagram. “It wasn’t that hard,” boasted Sydney, noting that with the addition of Sunday’s new badge, her sash is getting pretty full. “Now I have 15 badges – travel, first aid, birthday planning, cultural awareness, ice skating, my pet, cookie, bicycling, hiking, singing, camp fire leading, exploring, canoeing, basic camp and aeronautics.” i If your child’s troop is doing something exciting, tell us: firstname.lastname@example.org The Major Crime Unit at 22 Division continues to investigate a spate of seven breakins in Etobicoke early Sunday morning. Staff Sgt. Price said a total of seven break-ins were reported to police between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 – including one at Humber Valley Village Junior Middle school, one at a tanning salon on Lake Shore Boulevard West, and five at residential homes. Price said that of the five residential break-ins – which all occurred at homes between Kipling Avenue and Royal York Road, off the Bloor Street West area – not all seem to be connected. “Although there does seem to be similarities between some of them, it does not appear that they’re all completely linked,” Price said. While several of the homeowners were away for the long weekend, two of the homeowners who were home at the time of the break-ins confronted a suspect, she added. “In both cases, the homeowners tried to do something to detain the suspects, and fortunately no injuries occurred, but the suspects did get away,” Price said. Price urged all Etobicoke residents to ensure that their windows and side doors are closed and secure at night, and that all doorways are kept clear of shrubbery and greenery so that would-be thieves have nowhere to hide. “Also, leave your outside lights on if you’re going away – especially on a long weekend,” she advised. “We encourage people to make their home looked lived in when they’re away, or have the neighbours keep an eye on it.” Anyone with information about this latest string of break-ins is asked to call 22 Division at 416-808-2200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416222-TIPS (8477) i LEARN FRENCH, LIVE FRENCH ALLYEAR LONG • French languages classes for adults, teenagers & kids: general, specialized and cultural courses • Summer camps & March break camps • Cultural and social activities: concerts, lectures, movie screenings, exhibitions and a library. 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