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Volume 43 No. 6
May 13, 2014
Making a splash at Art of the Danforth Armed with white shirts, goggles, and 500 gallons of paint, dozens of kids and adults met May 10 for a paint battle hosted by the Art of the Danforth festival. Festival producer Cindy Rozeboom said the diluted tempura paints wash out fairly easily, but she’s been impressed how long people wear their colours. “At the end of the day, people were still walking by me covered in paint,” she said. “I was like, ‘Yeah! We got you!’” PHOTO: ANDREW HUDSON
Candidates off and running By Andrew Hudson
WHY VOTE? Candidates for Ontario’s June election only get four weeks to give you a reason, not only to vote for them, but to vote at all. Turnout dipped to 49 per cent in the last Ontario election – a record low. That figure was a couple points higher here in Beaches-East York, but still, the three candidates who are registered so far will need compelling ideas if they want to draw voters off the beach or out of the garden on June 12. Nicolas Johnson, candidate for the Ontario PC Party, says he expected commute times and urban development to be top priorities, but he got a surprise when he started canvassing a few weeks ago. “The single biggest issue I’m hearing about is jobs, and the cost of living,” said Johnson, adding that rising electricity rates are a standout concern, especially for older people on a fixed income. Johnson, 43, is a journalist who covers business
and finance, most recently for the Globe and Mail. He returned to Toronto in 2011 after a dozen years in Paris and Tokyo, where he worked for Bloomberg News. Before this election campaign, the Beach’s most common lawn sign was one that shows a monster condo roaring over a stretch of older buildings on Queen Street. Johnson agrees housing development is an issue here – he went to a recent Queen’s Park hearing for an NDP bill that would have removed Toronto from the oversight of the Ontario Municipal Board, a real-estate tribunal. “Community groups feel they’re not being heard,” he said. But Johnson said reformers should focus not on the OMB, but the city plan that guides it. “The OMB is like a court, like a referee,” he said. “If the rules are within the Official Plan, and there are no grounds to reject them, then the OMB basically has to approve them.” Arthur Potts, candidate for the Ontario Liberal
Party, has a different take. “Gridlock is the number-one issue,” he said, noting that the Liberals’ recently defeated budget would have invested heavily in Toronto transit. As for the OMB, Potts said it needs to be restructured, but not abolished, which would open the door to NIMBY-ism. “You need sober second thought on planning decisions, because it’s too fraught with political interference,” he said. Potts, 57, co-founded a company that recycled discarded pallets and other waste-wood into products like mulch and particle board. Since 1994, he has worked as a consultant for businesses dealing mainly with waste management and recycling. Potts has campaigned before, finishing second to Peter Tabuns in Toronto’s 1994 city council election. He also worked for two years as an executive assistant to Metro councillor Anne Johnston. Cont’d. on Page 35
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Flash(mob)dance takes over Danforth Seventy-five dancers jump in sync during an International Dance Day flash mob in Robertson Parkette, just off Danforth Avenue at Rhodes. Choreographed by the National Ballet School and set to the hit song Crabbuckit by Toronto rapper k-os, the surprise dance performance was organized by Pegasus Studios and the Danforth East Community Association.
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ZOMBIES ARE taking over Bowmore Road Public School. Some play Flappy Bird, others send Snapchat or Instagram photos. One got inside a Grade 7 class and watched a music video for Sweater Weather some 50 times. Smartphone zombies and the usual limping, groaning, brain-eating kind costar in Call of the Dead, a four-minute horror film by Bowmore students that won the top Grade 7 and 8 prize in the TIFF Kids contest last month. “I thought our film had no chance really,” said Max Lafferty, a member of the six-person film crew and a zombie extra. But the three TIFF Kids judges, who had 14 other films to weigh, clearly disagreed. Among the finalists was Precious Cargo, a film about a senior thinking about moving to a retirement home. Another was Man vs. School, a spoof on Edward “Bear” Grylls and his outdoor survival show. That one had every kid in the theatre howling when it screened with all the other finalists at the TIFF Lightbox. But Call of the Dead got laughs from everybody, kids and adults, said Alice Irving Hughes, who came up with the idea for the film and co-directed it with her twin sister, Grace. “I think that’s one of the reasons that we won,” she said. The film also has a message that many people can appreciate in 2014 – city streets have way too many ‘zombies’ zoned out on smart phones. “I was flipping out because we beat somebody with an IMDB page,” said Alice, referring to Theodor Pucak, a 14year old actor-singer-director who has a website and three films listed on the IMDB website. “Just let that sink in for a while.” Alice said the Bowmore crew began work in January, but she and Grace, both zombie fiends, started trying out make-up long before that. Working from YouTube tutorials, Grace said they learned to peel tissue paper into separate, skin-thin layers. Then they added liquid latex and makeup on top, making chewed arms and face bites that look awfully real.
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Looking much less scary than they do on screen, the award-winning crew behind the short film Call of the Dead were all smiles on April 25 at Bowmore Road Public School after winning the top prize for Grade 7 and 8 students at TIFF Kids. From top row, left, are Finn Hourihan, Elizabeth Elliott, Derek Price, and teacher Raffi Sekdorian. In front are Max Lafferty, and sister directors Grace and Alice Irving Hughes.
“Don’t get it on your hair,” warned Finn Hourihan, another zombie extra. And don’t walk home with a zombie gash on your arm, said Lafferty, who freaked out his neighbours when he went home from a shoot without washing up. Elizabeth Elliott, Call of the Dead’s leading zombie, said they all tried hard not to spook younger students during the shoot. But that didn’t quite work during filming for her favourite scene – the one where teacher Raffi Sekdorian gets attacked by a zombie and lets out his best horror scream. “There was a kindergarten class passing by,” Elliott said. “They were staring, but I think they’re kind of used to it.” Besides the scream, Sekdorian helped his students by showing them inspirational clips from The Twilight Zone and Hitchcock’s Vertigo (Alice also listed Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino as influences).
Sekdorian also got a credit for the soundtrack – a scary song with low, rumbling vocals that he recorded with a former band. “It was the nineties,” he said. “Portishead was really popular.” Asked what they will do with their $1,000 in TIFF prize money, some on the Call of the Dead crew said they will shop for cameras. The school may also be in line for new cameras after a recent Bowmore Rocks! fundraiser added $6,000 to its media literacy program. Cameras would certainly go to good use. Bowmore had a record six films at TIFF Kids this year, including Spaced Out, a mix of animation and live-action that won the TIFF Kids Choice award in the Grade 4 to 6 category. But Finn Hourihan had another idea for his share of the TIFF prize, one that might send a chill up his parents’ spines. “I’m going to get a phone,” he said, laughing.
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Neighbourhood organizations merge By Andrew Hudson
IF YOU need a hand finding seniors care, affordable housing, English classes, daycare or a new job in east Toronto, you will soon find more help in one place. Starting July 1, two social service agencies, Neighbourhood Link and Central Neighbourhood House, will join under one banner: The Neighbourhood Group. “When people walk through the door, it will still feel like the place they know, and have ownership of, really,” says Mary McGowan, executive director of Neighbourhood Link. “We’re not dissolving anything.” Since 2006, the Ontario government has offered to help health and social services agencies join up wherever they can. The idea is to make Ontario’s $20-billion public health budget easier to manage. Locally, McGowan said a good example is True Davidson Meals on Wheels – a standalone East York charity that recently joined Neighbourhood Link. “They were putting the same amount of effort into the True Davidson Meals on Wheels as into Toronto East General,” she said. “That doesn’t make sense.” Besides saving the province time and money, such mergers can lead to better programs. Now that it’s part of Neighbourhood Link, True Davidson Meals
on Wheels is recruiting 10 volunteers to deliver meals south of Danforth Avenue for the first time. Joining Neighbourhood Link and Central Neighbourhood House has similar benefits, on a much larger scale. Together, the agencies receive nearly $20 million in government funding and employ more than 100 full-time and 300 part-time staff. Neighbourhood Link was founded as Senior Link in 1975, and while it now serves many other people besides seniors, McGowan said it still has a wider range of seniors programs than Central Neighbourhood House. One program it doesn’t have is the CNH stroke survivors group, which helps people regain mobility, speech and social confidence. Also, from its main office on Ontario Street, CNH runs a home-care program that sees some 250 staff giving personal support to seniors who live between Dovercourt Road and Warden Avenue. Many of the seniors they care for have mental health issues or addictions that would make it difficult for them to live in a group setting or to get help from for-profit providers. For its part, CNH has a history going all the way back to 1911, when it opened the second settlement house in Toronto. Today, McGowan said CNH and Neighbourhood Link offer roughly the same level of immigration services. But while CNH tailors its English classes to
women, Neighbourhood Link’s are coed, meaning they can send students to each other. Asked if the Neighbourhood Group might expand further, McGowan said she hopes so. “One area that we aren’t funded for at all is mental health services,” she said. “And yet, both organizations have a very large number of clients with mental health disorders or limitations.” “It really is a gap, so that’s an area where we’re looking for a partner.” In the meantime, McGowan and her counterpart at CNH, Elizabeth Forestell, have a lot of work to do. Unlike moving the meals-on-wheels program to Neighbourhood Link, McGowan said that, technically speaking, what the two agencies are doing is not a merger, but an amalgamation. It’s more complicated, she said, but it ensures both agencies continue to offer all the services they did before, and avoid any staff lay offs. The whole amalgamation process will likely take about five years. By that time, McGowan will likely be several years into retirement, having served at Neighbourhood Link for 19 years. She and finance director Brenda Mahoney, who joined 25 years ago, are both stepping down soon. Even as it continues to grow, McGowan said Neighbourhood Link has stayed true to a simple idea – that neighbours look out for each other.
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This Little Free Library is a little bit bigger Gainsborough Road readers load books into what organizer Tatiana Lewicka calls the largest Little Free Library. Even in the Beach, which has a record number of the tiny street- and park-side libraries, the official May 10 opening of the little library at Gainsborough and Wembley was a standout – it is the first with a French section.
MP and filmmaker visit Rana Plaza a year after collapse By Andrew Hudson
IT TAKES at least 20 hours to fly from Toronto to Dhaka, Bangladesh. But even Canadians who never make the trip need only go as far as the bedroom closet before most find clothes that were made there, says local NDP MP Matthew Kellway. And some of those clothes were cut and sewn in working conditions that would shock us, he said. On April 24, Kellway led a delegation from five Canadian trade unions to visit the site of Rana Plaza, an eight-storey garment factory that collapsed and killed 1,138 people exactly one year before. About 2,500 people survived with injuries. Some 800 children were orphaned. Rana Plaza was the worst, but not the only such accident, said Kellway. Even before it or the 2012 Tazreen Fashion fire grabbed world headlines, labour groups were raising flags about safety problems in Bangladeshi garment factories. “You could see these things coming,” he said. Local filmmaker Fuad Chowdhury joined Kellway on the recent week-long trip to Dhaka, in part to film the current conditions of gar-
ment factories for the Canadian Labour Congress. But Chowdhury’s film crew was barred from the first factory they visited. It was an older building, repurposed 20 or 30 years ago, and Kellway, the film crew, and union delegates showed up with fire safety inspectors without giving notice to the owners. Later, after Kellway spoke with the president of Bangladesh’s garment industry association, Chowdhury was allowed to film in a newer factory. This time, they arrived with Canada’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh, and found a red carpet, security guards in dress uniforms, and flower petals waiting for them at the entrance. Built in 2000, the complex had 14,000 employees, an on-site daycare and medical clinic. But although its facilities were better, Kellway said even in the newer factory there were no fire doors on any stairwells, meaning they could draw fire from floor to floor like chimneys. Kellway has asked Canada’s federal government to review its own labour-monitoring laws when sourcing clothes from Bangladesh. He said it’s not clear even to the Ca-
nadian government just what factory its clothes are made in. “It’s not enough for the government of Canada to say it’s somebody else’s information, and we don’t know,” he said.
“It’s not enough for the government to say it’s somebody else’s information” – Matthew Kellway
Kellway is also calling on Ottawa to endorse the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, a fiveyear agreement that includes 150 mostly European retailers, two international unions and several unions in Bangladesh. Signatories to the Accord, which include Loblaw’s Joe Fresh brand, agree to fund factory inspections and repairs, and to remain in the country for at least two years despite higher operating costs.
Another five-year agreement, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, is backed by 26 North American clothing retailers, including Canadian Tire and Walmart. Kellway is skeptical of the Alliance. He said its inspections reports are published so findings can’t be tied to a particular factory, and it’s missing a strong pledge to stay in Bangladesh. “What they can do with the Alliance is just pick up stakes and move on,” he said. So far, the Alliance covers inspections for 700 of Bangladesh’s estimated 5,000 garment factories, while the Accord covers 1,545. At times, the two agreements may send inspectors to the same factory, leading to tension when the results are published. Loblaw’s Joe Fresh has doubled its output in Bangladesh since its
clothes were found in the rubble of Rana Plaza a year ago, Kellway said, which he took as proof that Accord signatories can stay in the country and be profitable. Loblaw has also donated $3.3 million to a trust fund for Rana Plaza survivors, a relatively large contribution. At US $15 million, the fund is still well below its US $40 million target. Kellway has also travelled to the US to meet elected officials and labour organizers about the issue. The US federal government recently cancelled preferential tariffs on some non-garment Bangladeshi imports, in order to add pressure for better working conditions. Kellway noted that the American AFL-CIO labour federation had already called several times for those trade perks to be removed, for the same reason.
Correction A story published on page three of the April 29 Beach Metro Community News, ‘Bringing fruit trees to the Beach,’ mistakenly referred to Treemobile founder Virginie Gysel as a landscape architect. In fact, Gysel is a graduate of a landscape architecture program and not yet fully licensed under the terms of the OALA.
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No boys allowed at engineering contest By Andrew Hudson
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Testing young skills Angelo Androvliakis, a Grade 7 student from Earl Beatty Public School gets some woodworking tips from a Grade 9 student at Danforth Collegiate’s annual Grade 7 Skills Contest. Androvliakis, who had never used a drill before the April 23 event, also used saws and sanders to make a three-piece interlocking puzzle. “They’re all keen,” said teacher Mark Graul, watching as teams of Grade 7s and their mentors got off to a quick start. “I’ve never seen a group so on task like this.”
A SPEEDBOAT race is making waves at Danforth Collegiate by linking the words “girl” and “engineer.” During last month’s Grade 7 skills challenge, girls from eight schools met in a Danforth classroom to design Styrofoam speedboats, fit them with propellers and hand-picked motors, then race them down an eavestrough full of water. “Ladies and gentlemen!” called out Danforth teacher Roberta Tevlin, holding a stopwatch and clipboard as her students coached the Grade 7s. Then she corrected herself. “Oh – just ladies! We have 25 minutes left to test.” Tevlin started the all-girls challenge five years ago, after a year when boys were the only ones to sign up. While it lasts for just one day, Tevlin said the challenge has led to a significant boost in the number of girls who enroll in MaST – a program for Danforth students who want to focus on math, science, and technology. “This one little thing has had a huge effect,” Tevlin said, noting that nearly half this year’s 60 MaST students are girls, and a 50/50 split is now in reach. Besides showing Grade 7 girls what engineering might be like, Tevlin said the girls-only challenge shows teachers how many of their female students may be future engineers. “It makes them think about giving them just a little extra nudge,” she said. Nabiha Tahsin is one student who doesn’t need nudging. “Since I was little, I was always interested in math and science,” said Tahsin, a Grade 10 MaST student who is keen
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From left, Grade 10 Danforth student Elyse watches with Alvin and Tiana, both Grade 7 students from Cosburn Middle School, as their Styrofoam speedboat purrs through a time-trial during the Grade 7 Skills Challenge at Danforth Collegiate on April 23. Elyse said the team chose a lightweight, double-hulled design that held up well even after a melting episode with the hot-glue gun. on chemical engineering. “My dad is a chemist, my uncles are engineers, so it kind of runs in my blood.” Tahsin was among the older students who gave the Grade 7s tips on speedboat design – make the hull smooth for speed, she said, but the key is to make it long enough to balance the heavy motor and battery so the boat tracks straight. Outside school, Tahsin writes stories for wemadeit.ca, a website for girls interested in science and engineering funded by Hydro One and organized by the Youth Think Tank at Ryerson University. Already, she has asked several girls her age what they see when they think “engineer.” “Most said, ‘I picture someone wearing tools, and mostly when I picture it, it’s a man building and doing mechanical work,” she said.
Tahsin knows that image is short-sighted. Within Danforth, there are people like Alyssa Figueira, who medaled in the 2011 Skills Canada contest in her senior year, and did a co-op where she explored Toronto sewers with civil engineers. Still, it’s easy to see why that image persists. Although women outnumber men in Canadian universities, and have for more than a decade, according to Statistics Canada they make up just a fifth of those in natural sciences and engineering. Despite the challenge, Tevlin sounds optimistic that Canada will soon see gender parity in science and engineering – an important goal given how important they both are to society at large. “It’s the kind of stuff that can help get us out of the messy problems we’re in,” she said.
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In My Opinion
Exciting things coming to the Beach Village in coming months THE BEACH Village continues to be an eclectic place to find a variety of businesses that are filled with local culture. Over the past months, we’ve seen some changes to Queen Street. We’ve said goodbye to some long-time businesses and we’ve welcomed a number of new shops and services too. Mathnasium, Beach Toyz, Anastasia Metro Hair Design and Kind Exchange inject a freshness to the street. Store turnover is expected to some degree, but we can help our local economy by supporting businesses where we live. The benefits impact all of us. Dollars spent in locally owned businesses have three times the impact on our community as dollars spent at national chains. Local stores help to sustain vibrant, walkable communities which are essential to reducing automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. Active residents in our community Recently, fellow board members of the
about before. Business Improvement Great ideas come in Area (BIA), Ward 32 ick abrielle all shapes and sizes, and Councillor Mary-MarChair Beach Village Business garet McMahon and Beach Village businesses Improvement Area myself met with local are supporting an initiative led by resident Cherie residents associations Daly on June 7 – Pop-up to talk about the business environment on Queen Street East. We Play in the Park at Ivan Forrest Gardens. asked for their feedback about what they This is part of the 100in1Day citizen-led liked about shopping in the Beach Village festival uniting people to make Toronto a betand what could be done to improve their ex- ter place to live. perience. It’s by working together that we’re able to What we heard was that residents are raise awareness about what’s happening on looking for convenience, value, great cus- Queen Street and attract people to explore tomer service and a local scene or commu- all the fun things that are taking place. nity event that draws people to our area. Another passionate group of residents has What’s on in the Beach Village started an open group on Facebook – ‘ComThis month, The Beach Village is hosting a munity Cash Mob – Beach(es) Area.’ Spring Fling from May 23 to 25! They’ve come up with a fun way to proVisit businesses on Queen Street for amazmote Beach Village businesses and make ing sales and take part in the fun activities sure our community remains healthy. Be and entertainment we’ve got planned at Ivan sure to check out their page for informa- Forrest Gardens on Saturday, May 24 and tion about stores you might not have known Sunday, May 25 from noon to 4 p.m. See our
ad on page 19 of this newspaper for more details. With summer just around the corner, we’ve started planning some exciting new initiatives to get people outdoors in our community. Mark your calendars for Movie Night in the Beach Village – June 24 and July 31 at Kew Gardens and July 10 and August 21 at Ivan Forrest Gardens. We’re planning some movie theme nights and we’ll be showing some popular movies for all ages. As Beachers, we all know it can be a bit of a hike from the boardwalk to the sidewalk. The BIA has it covered this summer – a free shuttle will be available every Saturday in July and August, from Woodbine Beach to the heart of the village, with stops at key intersections along Queen Street. Watch for the yellow buses with Beach Village banners and enjoy the ride. Strollers and dogs welcome! There’s a lot going on – come and enjoy your Beach Village!
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When people live in fear, dogs must be leashed ONCE AGAIN, the Beach has an increasing number of dog owners deciding that they are personally entitled to special exemptions from leash laws. At any given time, half the dogs you see anywhere south of Queen Street are off leash, outside the legal leash-free area. The legal leash-free area at this time of year is that massive prime real estate at the foot of Lee. Letting a dog leash free in any other public area is breaking a very real law. In the past while, I’ve been attacked three times by off-leash dogs while out along the
lake exercising, and have seen a cyclist, a jogger and several power walkers attacked, thankfully with no injuries. Two lovely kind dogs on our street on their leads were attacked and bitten by off-leash dogs along the boardwalk. All the owners in these cases expressed shock and tried to blame the victims. My dad was a dog professional and I am telling you now, you can never, ever predict 100 per cent of the time what your dog will do to people or other dogs. I’ve been hearing people say they are afraid to go near the lake because of the dog
problem. We can’t have people driven away from getting in shape because some people choose to break the law. Perhaps we could start with deterrence: increased fines, prominently posting signs at frequent intervals stating in large print that dogs must be on a lead and, most importantly, the amount of the fine the owner could receive. The problem areas where signs are urgently needed include all of Kew Gardens, the strips of park south of Kimberley Avenue and the areas south of Al Fresco Lawn,
Woodbine Beach and the point at Ashbridges Bay, all of which many dog owners treat as their private leash-free areas. Signage, while not free, could be a worthwhile investment for what it will save the healthcare system in treating dog bites. If you see a dog owner breaking the law, speak up politely in passing to remind them that their behaviour is not acceptable. You may save a child, a senior or another dog from injury, mauling or worse. Randal Oulton Wineva Avenue
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Shooting in Gerrard India Bazaar parking lot Police search backyards for evidence on Craven Road. A man was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds after being shot during a robbery on Rhodes Avenue, near Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East, shortly before 2 p.m. on April 26.
Police Beat TWO MEN found suffering gunshot wounds on Danforth Avenue east of Woodbine Avenue shot each other, according to police. On March 19, Jonathan Stefan Khan, 21, and Shawn Chestnut-Reddick, 22, were found suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk shortly before 9 p.m. Both were taken to the hospital and later succumbed to their injuries. Police from 54 and 55 Divisions, with the help of the Centre of Forensic Science, determined that both men knew each other, and met by chance on the street. An argument broke out and escalated to a fight, during which both drew handguns and shot each other. One firearm was found under Khan, while the other was taken from the scene by a third party and has yet to be recovered, which is being investigated separately. Police said assistance from the community and security camera footage helped solve the case, and thanked residents for their help. A MAN is in custody after a sexual assault at the Crescent Town Club on April 25. During the evening hours, a nine year-old girl was approached at the club by a man who sexually assaulted her. Police were called three days later, and made an arrest. Rui Qian Chen, 63, faces charges including two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference. He made his first court appearance on April 29. Police believe there may be more victims. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS, online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.
after being confined and beaten for four days near Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road. She was taken to another apartment near Danforth and Kingston, but when her kidnappers drove her to Bluffers Park, she escaped with the help of a passerby. On April 25, Elanna Marki, 40, of Toronto, was arrested by Ottawa police. She faces charges including conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, five counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of aggravated assault, forcible confinement, kidnapping and overcome resistance to commission of an offence. Previously, June Wilson, 36, and Allison Bray, 35, were arrested and faced similar charges. In March the remaining outstanding suspect, John Brown, escaped police who were attempting to locate him at a Strathmore Boulevard home. Brown allegedly smashed his car into a police car in order to get away. He remains at large, and is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who spots him should call 9-1-1 immediately.
ON APRIL 24 a search warrant was executed at a home near Danforth and Greenwood Avenues. Police found large amounts of marijuana and crystal methamphetamine, cash, two crossbows and a number of replica firearms, including four pistols and three submachine guns. Kurt Domingue, 29, of Toronto, faces several narcotics possession charges, as well as possession of proceeds of crime, carrying a concealed weapon and five counts of fail to comply with recognizance. He made his first court appearance on April 26.
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John Brown THREE OF the four suspects in an East End kidnapping and assault investigation have been arrested. In December, a woman allegedly escaped
A MONTH and a half into the launch of 55 Divisionâ€™s warrant task force, the group has managed to net dozens of arrests. The program, managed by Det. Vicki Westervelt from the criminal investigative bureau, consists of two frontline officers working as a warrant apprehension team to assist officers in the division in arresting its most wanted criminals. To date, the task force has helped execute 34 warrants, including for four suspects featured in recent Wanted Wednesdays. Those four are Ricky Gibb, Kurija Gift, Nathaniel Bigcanoe and Carey Taylor.
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Walk for Kids Help Phone Hundreds of families, co-workers and school groups joined the May 4 Walk So Kids Can Talk fundraiser for Kids Help Phone, which in Toronto raised more than $500,000. On her way from Woodbine Park to the boardwalk Deborah, a mother of two, said she has taken part every year since 2008 because although her sons know they can always talk to her, she wants the anonymous counselling line to be there if they ever need it. Free and open 24 hours, children and teens can call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868. PHOTO: ANDREW HUDSON
The Beach Guild of Fine Art presents
Tim Burgess and Jan Frolic pose for a “before” shot with their 1961 Triumph TR4 sports car, which they will drive some 7,200 km this August on a nineday rally from Seattle to Alaska. Along the way, the Beach couple hopes to raise $5,000 for Princess Margaret Hospital. Anyone who wants to make a donation or track their progress on rally can find out more on the Facebook page called Jan & Tim’s Excellent Adventure.
Small Paintings for Small Spaces At the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens on Lee Ave., south of Queen St. E. Friday, May 23, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Beachers ready to rally By Andrew Hudson
NEXT TIME they get stuck on the Gardiner Expressway, Tim Burgess and Jan Frolic can look ahead to a summer of open roads with truly wild traffic: elk, deer, bears, and logging trucks. For fun and a good cause, the Beach couple is gearing up for the Alcan 5000 – a nine-day, 7,200-km rally that will take them from Seattle to Anchorage on dirt roads and Arctic highways with names like Klondike and Top of the World. And, just to make it interesting, they will do it all in a tiny 1961 Triumph TR4. “We were looking for a big adventure,” says Burgess, who raced older rally cars in the UK before he moved here and started driving the only rally-ready Triumph in Ontario. “I came across this thing and went, ‘This is for us! This is a stupidly long way in any vehicle at all, and especially in a tiny little 50plus year-old car.’” Now in its 30th year, this summer’s Alcan rally will feature 23 cars and 46 motorcycles, each driving a minute apart. To keep it legal, drivers hold the speed limit. They compete instead on precise cornering and by following a race itinerary that is spot-checked by people waiting at hidden checkpoints and timed to the hundredth of a second. Nearly everyone else on the Alcan has a rally computer that beeps if a driver goes a second or two off-course. But keeping in tune with their four-gear, spoke-wheeled, sixties sports car, Frolic will help Burgess navigate using a wind-up clock and stopwatch. “He doesn’t have anything sophisticated,” Frolic joked. “He has me.” The pair plan to start the August rally in style – a costume-designer friend insisted on making them sixties-style rally suits, possibly in lightweight silk. But such finery won’t last. “I imagine us having one change of clothes each, and that’s it,” said Burgess. Frolic has already picked out their key piece of rallywear: camp T-shirts they can wring clean in a motel sink.
Even in the Beach, neighbours often see the two roll in from weekends in Trent Hills, Seneca, or Prince Edward Counties with the Triumph totally covered in mud. “We kind of seek out the roads that say, ‘Unsuitable for motor vehicles,’” said Burgess. They will find many such roads in B.C. and the Yukon, including one 160-km spur known as the “Grand Canyon of the North” that edges the Stikine River down to Telegraph Creek. Some of its hills have grades that push 20 per cent or more – think of Scarborough Road only steeper, with no asphalt and a river below. But that’s just the sort of country that Giovanni Michelotti, the Italian designer of the British-made Triumph, had in mind. While its 180 km/h top speed may seem modest by today’s standards, in the 1960s the high-torque Triumph was a rally favourite, especially on mountain routes. “That’s where they really excelled, coming out of hairpins and going all the way up mountains,” Burgess said. The Triumph also has a very simple, “unfussy” design, he added, so all but the most serious repairs can be done roadside. Each wheel has a wing-shaped hub that can be knocked loose with a hammer, making for speedy tire changes, too. Frolic said friends and family have told them everything from “You’re insane” to “If you can’t go, I’ll take your place.” But however sane it is to drive a Triumph on backroads to Alaska, everyone has good reason to back the trip – the couple hope to raise $5,000 for Princess Margaret Hospital. “We thought, it’s 5,000 miles, and if we could raise $5,000 that seems reasonable,” Frolic said. “It’s a buck a mile. We just hope we can contribute while we’re doing something fun.” To track the Triumph during the August 18 to 26 rally, visit the couple’s Facebook page called Jan & Tim’s Excellent Adventure. Donations will be made through the website for Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer – an Aug. 27 fundraiser they will have to miss this year since it comes on the day they will be cooling their heels in Alaska.
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Community Calendar MAY 15: Community Consultation Meeting, to Review Planning Application for 14 Trent Avenue, at Main Square Community Centre, Danforth Ave. & Main St., 7-9 p.m. A new 12-storey residential building is proposed for the site currently occupied by a bingo hall and parking lot. Info: Councillor McMahon 416-392-1376 (6) MAY 15: Open House at Balmy Beach Lawn Bowling Club House, foot of Beech Ave., 7-9 p.m. New members welcome. Bring your sneakers and enthusiasm. Try it. You’ll love it! (6) MAY 15: Movies Under the Stars at Norwood Park, Gerrard St. E. & Norwood Rd., 7 p.m. (movie starts at 8:45 p.m.). Screening “The Princess Bride”, presented by Community Centre 55. Free movie and food. (6) MAY 17: The Balmy Beach Residents Association hosts an information table at the opening weekend of the Silver Birch Boathouse, at the boardwalk, 10 a.m.3 p.m. Information about the association and its relationship to the community will be available. Info: balmybeachra.org (6) MAY 17-19: Spring Plant Sale at 14 Lyall Ave. (Main & Kingston Rd.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Michael Erdman and Cantemus Singers’ annual sale of garden perennials to raise funds for the Daily Bread Food Bank in Regent Park. Info: 416578-6602, www.cantemus.ca (6) MAY 20: Beach Pick Me Up Group – Beach Clean Up at Donald Summerville Pool, 7 a.m. Bring your gardening gloves. Bags provided. MAY 20: Beach Garden Society and Show at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15-9 p.m. “Gardening in a Changing Climate” with Charles Dobbin. New members and guests welcome. Enjoy informal discussions with members and check out our library. Light refreshments. Info: beachgs.ca@ gmail.com, www.beachgs.ca (6) MAY 21: Police Week Community Fair at Woodbine Park, Kingston Rd. & Queen St. E., 4-8 p.m. rain or shine. Children’s activities, seniors’ bingo, barbecue, music, jumping castle, prizes. (6) MAY 23, 24, 25: The Beach Village Spring Fling. Join us for sidewalk sales on Queen Street on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, with entertainment and activities (amusement ride, face painting, music and more) at Ivan Forrest Gardens (Queen and Glen Manor), Saturday & Sunday from noon-4 p.m. MAY 23, 24, 25: “Small Paintings for Small Spaces” at the historic Gardener’s Cottage, in Kew Gardens at the foot of Lee Ave., Friday 3-8 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Beach Guild of Fine Art’s spring show and sale features paintings by over 40 Guild artists. Original small paintings (none over $350), note cards. Free admission. Gift basket lucky draw. Info: www.BeachGuildOfFineArt.com (6) MAY 24: Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association’s Spring Fling at 1906 Gerrard St. E. (1 block west of Woodbine), 1-7 p.m. Tree and historical walking tours, help plant flowers along Gerrard, Blue Chip food truck and social, children’s activities. Meet your neighbours. All welcome. Info: www.beachhill.org (6) MAY 24: Ward 32 Enviro Day & Festival at Ted Reeve Arena parking lot, Gerrard St. E. & Main St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop off items for recycling and donation and pick up info about environmental initiatives. BBQ, music, and more. Info: Councillor McMahon 416-392-1376 (6) MAY 24: Spring Fling at True Davidson Acres, 200 Dawes Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Craft sale, raffles, BBQ, gently used household items, original art sale, tea room, book sale, bake sale. Proceeds go to benefit the residents. (6) MAY 24: Springfest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston & Warden), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Baked goods, plants, books, CDs, toys, gently used household items and clothing, blade sharpening, psychic readings, BBQ, and lots more. Info: 416-694-4081 (6)
MAY 24, 25: Woofstock at Woodbiine Park, Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave. Fashion show, Doggy Kissing Booth, off-leash play area, and lots more. Info: www.woofstock.ca (6) MAY 25: Walk for Dog Guides at Woodbine Beach, 10 a.m. The walk raises funds to train Dog Guides to assist people with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities such as diabetes, epilepsy and autism. Info: purinawalkfordogguides.com (6) MAY 27-JUNE 24: Craving Change at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about what can trigger food cravings, and how to change problem eating behaviours. Free to people on limited income, living in East End CHC catchment. To register: Miriam 416-778-5805 ext. 210 by May 12. Info: www.eastendchc.on.ca (6) MAY 28: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Executive Meeting at Community Centre 55 (2nd floor), 97 Main St., 7 p.m. Open to all members. Following the meeting, regroup at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd., for beverages and chat. Info: beaches-eastyork.liberal.ca (6) MAY 29: Real Estate As A Career? The Real World of Real Estate at Royal LePage, 1052 Kingston Rd. (at Victoria Park Ave.), 7 p.m. Topics covered include: income expectations, getting started, commercial vs. residential sales, full time vs. part time, and more. Limited seating. Info and reservations: 416-464-7100, firstname.lastname@example.org (7) MAY 29: Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Monuments Men” at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach. (7) MAY 29-JULY 27: Weight No More at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., Thursdays 1:30-3:30 p.m. Learn how to plan meals, control food portions, make better grocery store choices and get fit. Free to people on limited income, living in East End CHC catchment. To register: Olivia 416-778-5805 ext. 208 by May 12. Info: www.eastendchc.on.ca (6) MAY 31: Fun Fair at Duke of Connaught Public School, 70 Woodfield Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Join us for a day of fun and laughter! Music, games, prizes, great food, much more. Support a great school. Info: DukeSchoolCouncil@gmail.com (6) MAY 31: The Marion Singers In Concert at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (one block east of Warden), 7:30 p.m. A wonderful evening of sacred and secular music, from classical to contemporary. Reception to follow. Tickets $15 at door or call 416-691-0449. All proceeds go to support St. Nicholas’ Outreach. (6) JUNE 3: Community Centre 55 Annual General Meeting at CC55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. Agenda: to approve financial statements for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2013; to receive Program report; to fill one vacancy on the Board of Management. Info: Debbie Visconti, Executive Director, 416-691-1113 ext 225 (7) JUNE 7: Pop-up Play in the Park at Ivan Forrest Gardens, Glen Manor & Queen, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join your neighbours and mingle, draw with chalk, blow soap bubbles, do some art and play board games. Families welcome. Some snacks will be provided. The event is part of 100in1day.ca/Toronto, a Toronto-wide day of citizen action and has support from businesses in The Beach Village. Info: Cherie Daly 416-693-2734 (7) JUNE 7: Open House & Garage Sale at Family Resource Connection, 184 Main St. (corner Main & Gerrard), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fun activities for children, bake sale, garage sale. All proceeds go directly back into the program. Info: 416-690-0102 (7) JUNE 7, 8: Muhtadi International Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park. This annual event celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world. 40+ Drum Groups, interactive area and more. Free. Info: www.muhtadidrumfest.com (7) JUNE 14: “Songs of the Heart” at Birchcliff
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SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH: Amnesty International, in the Beach, meets at St. John’s Norway Church (Woodbine Ave. at Kingston Rd.), 7 p.m., to support Amnesty’s Human Rights work, through letter-writing actions and through organized public events to generate awareness of Human Rights actions worldwide. New members are most welcome. Info: email@example.com (e/o) SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY of every month: Chase the Blues Away at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., 1-3 p.m. Drop-in to this free education and support group for people living with depression. Learn problem solving, stress management, self care and coping skills. Program info: Zari 416-778-5805 ext 222. Info: www.eastendchc.on.ca (9) BEACH INTERFAITH OUTREACH LUNCH AND Fellowship for Adults is held Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (1810 Queen St. E.) •Every other Tuesday at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) co-hosted by St. Aidan’s Anglican Church. Info: 416-691-6869 (r) CALVARY “GRACE PASCOE” CARE CENTRE in conjunction with Daily Bread Food is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for distribution of food and clothing to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food and clean clothing accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Susan 416-691-2899 (e/o) GERRARD ASHDALE LIBRARY, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •May 15: Gerrard Ashdale 90th Birthday Celebration, 6:30-8 p.m. Photos and artifacts, refreshments and light music. •May 24: Maker Day, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Get creative with 3D printers, Robots, DIY jewelry and more, for ages 8-14. Registration required. •May 27: Environment Talk – Sewage and the Sublime, 7-8 p.m. Michael McMahon explores Toronto’s environment history through water treatment plants, and citizen concerns about the city’s waterfront. •Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Lego Club, for ages 6-12. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@ gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. Library is wheelchair accessible. (6) ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH CHOIR welcomes new members. We practise Thursdays 7:30-9 p.m. and perform Sundays at 11 a.m. at 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks east of Main St.). You don’t have to have musical training to sing with us, but you do have to like singing and want to be with others to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. We are friendly and welcoming and our leader is a wonderful music teacher. Info: Paul Williams 416-699-2518 (r) BUSINESS CONNECTION EXCHANGE (BCX Beaches Chapter) meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at The Beacher Cafe, 2162 Queen St. E. (at MacLean), 8-9:30 a.m. Info: Alison 416839-9549, firstname.lastname@example.org FREE WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS and Caregivers at Family Resource Connection, offered through East End Community Health, 10 a.m. Child care provided by Family Resource Connection staff. •June 12: Healthy Eating and Sleeping Habits. Info and registration: 416-690-0102 (r) WAKE UP YOUR INNER ATHLETE. As a child, movement is fun and it’s easy to be an athlete. But that perception can change
as we age. Explore gentle movements that rewire roadblocks to a healthy lifestyle. Remember your mind-body connection and learn how to get moving again with Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement classes at Broadview/Danforth, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m., Saturdays 12:30 p.m., and new class coming soon Sundays 11 a.m. Info: www.YourBodyTellsTheTruth. ca, Marlene Kennedy 416-406-0054 (e/o) BIRCHMOUNT PARK COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE’S 50TH Anniversary & BEAP 25th Anniversary Reunions, May 30 and 31. All former students and staff welcome. Details: email@example.com (fr) THE PSYCHIC IS IN! at Wunderland Gallery Café, 1905 Queen St. E., occasional sunny Sundays, May to September. Info: Toni Wolfheart, Psychic Astrologer 647449-5920, www.thepsychicinn.com (6) ST. AIDAN’S CHURCH, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday services are at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Sunday School and Nursery at 10:30) •Mid-week service, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com (6) BEACH UNITED CHURCH, “The Heart of the Beach”. Join us in our newly renovated location at 140 Wineva Ave. Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care and children’s activity time available. •Interfaith Lunch Program, Thursdays, 11 a.m. until May 15 (to resume after Thanksgiving) •Crafters, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. •Choir practice Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. •May 14: Seniors Program with artist/ author Ann Carson, followed by lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com. We are on facebook and twitter @NewBeachUnited (6) BEACHES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen) in the heart of the Beach. Worship in a family-friendly, relaxed environment. Sunday School and Nursery. Coffee and new friendships are Free! LGTB friendly. Sundays 10:30 a.m. Minister: Rev. Matt McKay. Info: www. beacheschurch.org, 416-699-5871 (r) KINGSTON ROAD UNITED CHURCH, 975 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks W of Victoria Pk. Ave.). Join us each Sunday for Worship, Church School and Nursery, 10:30 a.m. Our services are filled with beautiful music and thoughtful sermons, and are shared amidst a caring community with true neighbourly spirit. Come in and get a faith lift. Info: www.kruc.ca. 416-699-6091 (r) ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks E of Main St.) •Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m. (Contemporary Music), Sunday 9 a.m. (Children’s Liturgy), 11 a.m. (Choir) •Weekday Masses: Tuesday to Friday 8:15 a.m. •Reconciliation: Saturday 3:45-4 p.m. •Pray the Rosary each morning Tuesday to Friday, 20 min. before Mass. All welcome. Info: 416-698-1105, www.stjohnsrc. ca, firstname.lastname@example.org (r) FALLINGBROOK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen). Join us Sundays 10:30 a.m. for a spiritually relevant service accompanied by an inspiring and joyous music program. Families always welcome and we offer a Sunday school program. Info: www. fallingbrookpresbyterian.com (r) CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 72 Main St. (between Gerrard & Kingston). Know you are welcome at our neighbourhood church. Visit with us to worship & experience our caring, extended family. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Nursery, Sunday School & twice monthly Youth. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot off Benlamond. Pastor: Alan Roberts. Info: Pastor 416-6914721, email@example.com, www. calvary-baptist-church.ca (r) WAVERLEY ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH, 129 Waverley Rd. (just north of Queen St.). Sundays, 11 a.m. You are invited! Our services feature contemporary music and interesting messages to help you to know God better. Our Kids Club is a great place for kids to play, grow and learn about Christian values and run concurrently with the service. Register (and info) at: www.waverleyroadbaptist.ca (7)
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NEI GHBOURHOOD Everyone has a Story to Tell
A century of memories By Andrew Hudson
and pitch hay. They had no flush toilets and no elecWHEN MARY FRANKLIN rang tricity, though Mary did get in her 100th birthday, friends to ride a horse two miles and family met where she into town. made her home for half a cen“Don’t kid yourself,” she tury: Moberly Avenue. said, laughing. “There was Mary bought a house there no such thing as fooling in 1954, for $8,900. A paintaround.” ing of it hangs in her room at Mary went to a one-room the Beach Arms and shows a country school for Grade bright spring day. 1 to 8. She is still in touch Beside it is a photo of Mary with one of the younger and her daughter Doreen, boys in her class, now who Mary was raising on her 94, who later became the own. Her husband George teacher at the school. had died of pneumonia when By the time she was 15, Doreen was still a toddler. Mary was among the older And Doreen herself passed students who had to help away when she was just 27, walk or even carry younger from lupus. “That horrible boys and girls to class. thing,” Mary says. That’s what she was doPHOTO: ANDREW HUDSON ing when the blizzard hit. But flowers and birthday It was -40°C, with cutting cards were still pouring in to Beach Arms resident Mary Franklin recently the Beach Arms last week, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends snow, and all she had on and family. her feet were double socks and from all over Canada. and rubber boots. Mary has had more time than Mary didn’t realize it unmost to make friends, and til she got to school, but her feet had frozen solid, maybe more reasons to make them. “Golly, I don’t know,” she said when asked how like meat in a freezer. “I can see myself sitting there,” she said. she handled the losses in her family. Two classmates, Jimmy and Emerson, rubbed her “I got so many friends that lost their family the same way,” she said. “We all stuck together like feet and then filled a washbasin with water so she could dip them in and warm them. glue. Our neighbours were our family.” “I never saw such big feet in all my life,” she said, Mary’s first neighbours were farmers in Matheson, laughing. Ontario, south of Timmins. But Mary’s feet looked so bad the boys soon ran Her parents Phillip and Violet Bartlett settled there as homesteaders – the government gave them for help. They found Gabriel Whiteduck, who hitched up lumber for a house and 165 acres of land, provided two horses and a sleigh to take Mary to Matheson’s they clear all the trees off it themselves. Mary was born on the second floor of the family small missionary hospital. “God bless him, when I think of it,” she said. farmhouse on May 1, 1914. She was too young to remember it, but Mary “Good thing he was there because I don’t know what counts herself lucky that her family was on the safe we’d have ever done.” Three times on the way to Matheson, Mary saw side of Black River in 1916, when a huge fire burned Gabriel dismount to shovel a path so his horses out most of the farms nearby. Mary does remember all the good food she ate could keep going in the deep snow. When she finally saw a doctor, the news was awright off the land back then: sourgrass, blueberries, cranberries, wild mint, nuts that grew in the clay- ful – Mary was booked to have both feet amputated at a bigger hospital in Toronto. heavy soil. She also remembers the work. “Oh heavens, all we did was work,” she said. Cont’d. on Page 30 She and her three brothers had to stoke wheat
News Briefs GERRARD ASHDALE Library is celebrating its 90th birthday with a celebration on Thursday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Photos and artifacts will be on display, and refreshments will be served. The library is located at 1432 Gerrard St. E. Call 416-3937717 to find out more. A COMMUNITY Consultation to review a planning application for 14 Trent Avenue will be held Thursday, May 15, at Main Square Community Centre, from 7 to 9 p.m. The application proposes a 12-storey residential building on the site currently occupied by a bingo hall and a parking lot. Trent Avenue runs south from Danforth Avenue, east of Dawes Road. For more information contact planner Francis Kwashie at 416-3921306, or Ward 32 Councillor MaryMargaret McMahon at 416-392-1376. THE GTA Rollergirls G-sTARs take on the Renegade Derby Dames’ Striking Vikings in women’s flat track roller derby at Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St., on Saturday, May 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Kids under 12 are free with adult accompaniment. There is lots of free parking. For more information visit gtarollergirls.com. CANTEMUS SINGERS and founder and conductor Michael Erdman will hold their annual plant sale fundraiser on the Victoria Day weekend, May 17 to 19. The group raises money each year for the food bank that operates out of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Regent Park. More than 1,000 garden perennials will be for sale at 14 Lyall Ave. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. FARMERS’ MARKETS will be popping up in area parks in the next few weeks. Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market, on Gerrard Street East between Woodbine and Coxwell Avenues, will run on Wednesday, May 21, at 3 p.m., offering farm fresh produce, and artisanal dinner under the stars, live music and activities, until 7 p.m. Visit fairmountmarket.ca for more information. 55 DIVISION police will hold their annual Police Week community fair at Woodbine Park, at the corner nearest Kingston Road and Queen Street East, on Wednesday, May 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. rain or shine. The event includes children’s activities, seniors’ bingo, barbecue, music, a jumping castle, and prizes. For more information call 416-808-5500.
PHOTO: COURTESY MARY FRANKLIN
Mary Franklin worked with a crew of mostly women at a munitions plant in Pickering during the Second World War.
COUNCILLOR MCMAHON’S Ward 32 Enviro Day & Festival will be held in the parking lot of Ted Reeve Arena, Gerrard and Main Streets, on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off items for recycling and donation and pick up info about environmental initiatives. There will be
a barbecue, music and lots more. For more information call the councillor’s office at 416-392-1376.
TRUE DAVIDSON Acres will hold its annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features raffles, crafts, books, original artwork, gently used household items and a bake sale and tea room. Entertainment and a barbecue are also on the roster. The long term care facility is located at 200 Dawes Rd., and all proceeds from this event will support the residents’ programs. THE BEACH Hill Neighbourhood Association will hold its third annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 24, from 1 to 7 p.m. Activities include a tree tour with local arbourist Michelle Bourdeau, from 1 to 2 p.m., a Gerrard historical walk with Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala from 2 to 3 p.m., and a street beautification project, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., where hundreds of annuals will be planted along Gerrard. Grab a bite to eat from the Blue Chip food truck, starting at 4:30 p.m., and head over to the Naval Club for refreshments. Bring a potluck dessert to share. Festivities wind up around 7 p.m. Donations to Forward Baptist Church food bank and ‘Pennies for Pegasus’ are appreciated. For more information visit beachhill.org. THE BEACH Village Spring Fling takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 23 to 25. Shoppers will want to check out the sidewalk sales all along Queen Street, and the kids will enjoy the entertainment, including an amusement ride, face painting, music and more, at Ivan Forrest Gardens, at Queen and Glen Manor Drive. Visit thebeachvillage.com for more info. FOR THE first time in its 10-year history, Woofstock, the largest festival for dogs in North America, is being held in Woodbine Park, on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25. In addition to the classic Fashion Show, Mr. & Mrs. Canine Canada Pageant, and the Running of the Pugs, this year’s event also offers an Ultimutts dog show, a Doggy Kissing Booth, and an off-leash play area. For more information visit woofstock.ca THE TORONTO-BEACHES Walk for Dog Guides will be taking place at Woodbine Beach on Sunday, May 25, starting at 10 a.m. This event is one of 200 taking place across Canada, raising funds to train dog guides to assist people with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities such as diabetes, epilepsy and autism. The cost of training and placing each dog guide is $25,000, but money raised through this event enables recipients to get them at no cost. Visit purinawalkfordogguides.com to find out more.
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Deja Views In the spring of 1973 Toronto was hit by a severe storm. Impressed by the devastation, Beach resident Joe Davis rushed out to capture this image of the Donald D. Summerville pool. As evidenced by this photograph, a huge swath of the boardwalk was destroyed by the pounding water. Thank you, Joe, for sharing this amazing image. If you’d like to contribute an old photo of the Beach, please call me at 416-691-4774.
PHOTO: JOE DAVIS
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THE 15TH annual Doors Open is set to roll out the welcome mats at more than 155 venues on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25. The annual event is an opportunity to visit architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings normally off-limits to the public. Here in the East End, seven locations are on the list. The Hubbard Park Apartments, a 27-unit public housing residence at 42 Hubbard Blvd. just north of the lake, was constructed in 1928. In 2012, Toronto Community Housing extensively renovated the building. The challenge was to maintain the original façade and stained glass windows while giving the interior a complete makeover including sustainable solutions. TCH, along with architect Van Elslander Carter, won a 2012 Toronto Heritage Award. The venue is open Saturday only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Architectural firm Johnson Chou Inc., at 1085 Woodbine Ave., is new to Doors Open. The building is described as “a modern design site in the heart of a traditional neighbourhood.” On Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., visitors will be able to tour the interior. The TTC Russell Carhouse, 1403-1433 Queen St. E., is open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Originally built in 1913 by the Toronto Railway Company as a paint shop, that building was demolished in 1923 to make room for a streetcar repair shop in 1924. Visitors will be able to board the new articulated streetcar and some of the vintage cars. Fool’s Paradise, formerly the Bluffs home and studio of artist Doris McCarthy, will be
open both Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. McCarthy bought the 12-acre property, at 1 Meadowcliffe Dr., in 1939 and built her house the following year. The property was donated to the Ontario Heritage Trust in 1998. Visitors will be able to stroll the grounds and take tours through the home. The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, the imposing edifice located at Queen Street East just east of the Neville streetcar loop, is the largest ensemble of Art Deco buildings in Toronto. Constructed from 1932 to 1937 and opened in 1941, the plant, nicknamed the ‘Palace of Purification,’ provides safe drinking water to residents of Toronto and York Region. It is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act as a National Historic Civil Engineering Site. On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can take selfguided tours. Fire Station 227, 1904 Queen St. E. at Woodbine, will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building was constructed in 1905, incorporating Dutch or Flemish along with Arts and Crafts architectural styles, and its clock tower serves as an iconic landmark at the western end of the Beach neighbourhood. Visitors will have the opportunity to see an active fire station at work. The Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave., was designated a historic building in 1982. It was originally built as a Baptist church in 1895 but was later converted to a synagogue and is today one of the city’s oldest still-functioning ones. On Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., visitors will be able to take guided tours. For more information on all Doors Open venues, visit doorsopenontario.on.ca.
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Entertainment Beat By Jon Muldoon
ACOUSTIC HARVEST presents Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman on Saturday, May 17. The New Jersey-born Savoca was singing almost as early as she could form words, starting piano lessons at age eight and picking up her first guitar at 13. She attended Syracuse University, where she met Heitzman, who was on a visit to his hometown. He had been touring as a guitarist, playing in clubs since his teens, but after seeing Savoca sing, he joined her band the next day. For seven years the duo played to a packed house every Monday just off campus, developing their unique hybrid of soul, r&b, roots and world music. The chemistry they forged during that time, both with each other and their audience, has carried over to present day, as they connect with crowds of all sizes, creating the feel of a full band despite performing as a drums/guitar duo. Savoca and Heitzman have released eight albums together. The latest, Promise, was recorded in their 19th century church studio in upstate New York. Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman perform as part of Acoustic Harvest at Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Road, just east of Warden Avenue. Tickets are $22 in advance through acousticharvest. ca, or $25 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more on the duo and their music, visit karensavoca.com.
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Particelli brings a daytime version of her Girls’ Night Out East Jam (“where gentlemen are welcome too”) to the stage on Sunday, May 25. Jazzy Sundays run from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit morgansonthedanforth.com.
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STUDENTS AND staff at Neil McNeil are mounting a production of the classic comedy The Odd Couple. The story follows two very different friends as they mirror their broken marriages as roommates. The play is directed by teacher Lesley Anderson. The Odd Couple will run on Thursday, May 29 at the school with a curtain time of 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. The Odd Couple is a fragrancefree event.
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BEACH GUITARIST, composer and poet Mark Battenberg will be reading selections from his latest book of poetry titled The Tower, a tale of love on Sunday, May 18 at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., in the library. He will also perform several guitar pieces. The event gets underway at 1 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted for the church. MORGAN’S JAZZY Sundays continue at Morgan’s on the Danforth, 1282 Danforth Ave., east of the Greenwood subway station. On Sunday, May 18, Vivia Kay Kieswetter and Mark Kieswetter perform, while Lisa
MATTHEW BAILEY will perform as part of the Gerrard Art Space Sunday afternoon concert series. Bailey has been playing around town for six years, as a guitarist for a number of acts including Justin Rutledge, Sam Cash, Kirty and Ivy Mairi, and has contributed songs to The Long Haul, Kirty, Ivy Mairi and Joshua Cockerill. His songs are said to speak beyond his years, despite his firsthand accounts of the trials of youth and “the complexities of the human heart.” Bailey’s performance starts at 3:30 at Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. E., between Coxwell and Greenwood. Admission is pay what you can. To hear some of his tunes, visit matthewbailey.bandcamp.com.
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Wine, memory, concentration, logic
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On the Wild Side
Ontario’s little brown bats now listed as endangered
n a sunny afternoon at Ashbridges down “just like a vampire bat,” according to Bay I noticed something flying my grandson Cole. very low overhead. Whatever it Sadly, in February this year the little was had strangely shaped wings brown bat was put on the endangered list. and a rather odd flap pattern. They have become threatened by a disease When I asked my known as white nose friend Richard what the syndrome, caused by nn rokelman bird was, he informed me a fungus. The fungus is an avid birder and nature photographer that our visitor was actu- naturephotosbyann.blogspot.ca. causes them to come ally a bat. The bat continout of hibernation too ued to fly around us for early. Because they a few minutes, giving me time to study its wake up so early, much of their insect-based different flight patterns, and when it left we diet is unavailable. Their body fat supplies decided to follow it around the park. are used up, starvation begins, and they With considerable luck we tracked it quickly die. In Ontario the bat population long enough to observe it land on a fence has dropped over 90 per cent. surrounding a tree. I was able to get several While doing volunteer rescue work at the great photos of another bat, a little brown Toronto Wildlife Centre I was able to watch bat, or little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) their dedicated staff and volunteers clean I discovered later. It was hanging upside cages, feed each bat six to eight bugs, and administer medication every day until they were healthy enough to go back into hibernation. Their work is truly amazing.
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Little brown bats may not have the most exciting name, but it is accurate. They can be spotted at Ashbridges Bay, though their numbers are dwindling enough for them to be considered endangered. Below right, an afflicted bat is fed at the Toronto Wildlife Centre. live as long as 34 years – wild!
About little brown bats Little brown bats have glossy brown fur and weigh between seven and nine grams. They are 4 to 5 cm long and have a wingspan of 25 to 27 cm. They feed mostly on insects at night – by late summer they catch 1,000 insects an hour while they are preparing to hibernate. The female only gives birth to a single baby which is on its own in just three weeks. Bats are nocturnal and during the day they roost in trees and buildings. The little brown bat can
How can you help bats? Building and installing a bat house can help bats find a suitable resting spot during the summer months. You can make them yourself or buy them at the Toronto Wildlife Centre. Also, when gardening or caring for your lawn, use no pesticides, since they can get into the bats’ system through their insect diet. For more facts on little brown bats check under ‘mammals’ at hww.ca.
You’re invited… Please join TTC, the Leslieville BIA and Councillors Paula Fletcher and Mary-Margaret McMahon as we throw open the doors to the Russell Carhouse as part of this year’s exciting citywide Doors Open Event. Come see the brand new streetcar before it hits the road, and check out our beautiful vintage streetcars.
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inner of 10 Canadian Screen Awards, Orphan Black is back for a second amazing season of clones and conspiracy. In the heartpounding opening episode Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is on the run, alone, stalked by mysterious enemies, racing through a rainstorm at the corner of Coxwell and Danforth. She takes shelter in a retro-style diner (The Bus Terminal Restaurant) as Anne Murray’s mournful Snowbird plays on the radio. Sarah desperately needs to fly away. For someone the night will be end badly. The next day Sarah is brought back to the scene of the crime by toughtalking Detective Angela Deangelis (Inga Cadranel). Unlike the no-nonsense character she plays, Beach actor Cadranel has a full life outside her career and calls herself a “goofball,” always joking around on set. Shakespeare wrote that “one man in his time plays many parts.” Cadranel is as talented as she is beautiful. Her passion is music. She has sung opera, been lead singer in a punk band, is an actor, producer and now mother to two young children. I asked her by e-mail if she identified more with street-wise rebel Sarah or demure soccer mom Alison. “Well I definitely related more to the Sarah character for most of my life, but have leaned towards Alison after having kids. I’m certainly not a soccer mom type, considering I’m an artist for a living.” Cadranel and Gabriel Hogan (CBC’s Heartland) both come from acting families and try to balance busy careers with family. I asked Cadranel what attracted them to our community. “The Beaches became our home when our son became school age, and we researched the best public schools in Toronto, and this area was head and shoulders above the rest for literacy
testing. We love the outdoors and are very sporty as a family so this area definitely lends to that.” Orphan Black films on Eastern Avenue in the Studio District, but also does a lot of location shooting all around the East End (Queen Street East near Morse Street, Cherry Beach, Bridgepoint Hospital and the old Don Jail, around the Hearn Generating Plant). It’s fun to spot the Toronto locales. How did it feel for Cadranel to work so close to home? “It wasn’t lost on me what an amazing bonus shooting in the East End was. The studio was about seven minutes from my house. I absolutely loved that. I’ve always shot at westend studios in the past.” Orphan Black is not just the best show on Canadian television, it has found a home in the hearts of viewers around the world. Cadranel feels the applause: Beach resident Inga Cadranel, left, and “The support and love I’ve Tatiana Maslany on the Danforth in a scene from Orphan Black. Below, Maslany is seen received from fans for Detective in front of the Bus Terminal Restaurant on Deangelis is such a surprise and so Danforth near Coxwell. appreciated. I think people assume actors get told while they are shooting that they are valid and good. But it’s really been the fans that have made accolades and awards, but the whole this character so special to me when cast and crew are at the top of their I see how loved she is. Strong females game. We can be proud of a terrific are rare on TV. It’s an honour to play Toronto production. Check it out Saturday nights on Space and CTV. one.” Art: “You ever fight a woman?” Cadranel wants us to get out and Angela: “Depends. Business or support our local stores. In a video for pleasure?” Shop the Neighbourhood, the actress Note for history buffs: The Bus is just her warm self as she talks about Terminal Family Restaurant (origiBeaches Natural Foods and our community. nally Bus Terminal Grill) near Coxwell “It almost feels like a small town in and Danforth has been an East End the Beaches … everyone knows each landmark since 1948, first owned by other.” Hollinger Bus Lines (founded in 1921) If we don’t want empty storefronts, which was taken over by the TTC in “Go Local!” 1954. The subway line came along in Orphan Black explores the whole 1966. The ominous scene in the diner question of identity. Who are we? is a throwback to film noir vengeance Tatiana Maslany is a force of nature, a and reminiscent of David Cronenberg’s chameleon who richly deserves all her A History of Violence (2005).
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Beach Metro News annual general meeting approaching THE ANNUAL general meeting of the Ward 9 Community News Inc. (publisher of Beach Metro Community News) will be held on Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the newspaper office at 2196 Gerrard St. E., just west of Main Street. Officers for 2014-2015 will be elected. These officers are generally referred to as the board. The officers act as unpaid trustees for the community, overseeing the newspaper’s operation, but are not involved in its daily activities, news coverage and production. Those duties are the responsibility of the newspaper staff. All positions for officers may be contested, although all of the current board members are eligible to continue at the newspaper’s helm, and all but one look forward to doing so. The election process is outlined in the following paragraphs, taken from the newspaper’s constitution. “Nominations for officers of the organization shall be received in writing addressed to the newspaper’s secretary at least 14 days before the annual meeting (by June 3). “Nominations should be accompanied by a description of the nominee’s background with regard to the organization and the general community, together with the signatures of the nominee and nominator. “The names of those seeking office, together with a brief biography, will be published in the issue of Beach Metro Community News preceding the annual meeting (June 26). Notice of the final date for receiving nominations should be published in the two issues immediately preceding that date (May 27 and June 10).” In order to attend this meeting, membership in the Ward 9 Community News Inc. is required. Membership is outlined in the constitution as follows: “Any resident in the community where the paper is distributed who is willing to support the aims and objectives of the organization will be accepted into membership on payment of the current year’s fees ($2), and will be a member in good standing and will be eligible to vote, if in attendance, at the annual and general meeting, as long as the current year’s fees are paid. “No member shall be under the age of 16. “No membership will be sold within the seven days preceding the meeting (after June 9). “All members of the dis-
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The goal of Community Centre 55’s Muralist in Training Program is to provide training to youth 14 to 18 years of age in the field of mural production. Participants will be taught the basics or mural administration, project management, interacting with shareholders, budgeting, installation of various mural types, painting techniques, and the ongoing process of mural maintenance. They will also be trained in the areas of graffiti removal and community development. Participants will shadow the work being done by Community Centre 55’s Graffiti Removal and Information Program Staff and have the opportunity to put their skills into practice by designing and implementing a mural in the community. Interested individuals will be selected based on an application and interview process. Those who have been selected for the program will be required to make a three consecutive weeks commitment. 1. Applicants must be 14 to 18 years of age. 2. Submit an application by May 31, 2014, and include 2 samples of your own artwork. 3. Attend pre-summer training dates. 4. Commit to a minimum of THREE consecutive weeks in the program.
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LYNDA FREEMAN’S Upper Beach kitchen may seem like an ordinary kitchen at first glance, but it eventually becomes apparent that this humble room, with its huge table, easels stacked in one corner, three cats and one tireless little dog coming and going, and eastern wall composed mostly of window, is actually a hub of artistic energy. Freeman is showing Beach Metro News the pieces she plans to exhibit in the Beach Guild of Fine Art’s Small Paintings for Small Spaces show – four floral pieces in oil pastel – in between rounds of throwing a rubber chew toy for a puppy. The floral works are a bit of a departure for her, something inspired by travelling light to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico recently, a town she visits occasionally and has taught art classes in. She opted not to deal with the hassle of packing brushes, tubes of paint and canvas. “So I just took a box of oil pastels and some black paper,” she says. Does she prefer to travel for artistic inspiration? “I prefer to travel for all kinds of reasons,” she says with a smile. While the oil pastels were a successful excursion, Freeman said she usually prefers to work in acrylics, usually at a much larger scale. She also tends to paint people rather than flora, fauna or landscapes. “I actually like to do figurative work, but I like to do it in a more
whimsical way,” she says, with a large painting involving several clowns on a beach hanging on the wall behind her. Freeman trained first at New York’s Pratt Institute, before finishing her BA at York University. A retired elementary teacher, she can’t seem to kick the school bug – she teaches classes of up to five adult painting students two or three times a week in her kitchen/studio, a focus of artistic energy not just for her, but for eager learners. “I like working with adults, they’re very motivated,” she says. “I also learn a lot, technically, by teaching.” Students gather in the kitchen, set up their equipment, turn on the radio, put on the kettle and get to work, with that wall of light coming in the whole time. Freeman counts among her many influences the works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – “I loved what he did with line” – and Gustav Klimt – “He had a very decorative style. I love aspects of design in painting.” She’s also taken inspiration from the current Francis Bacon/Henry Moore exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, though she is the first to admit she has a weakness for art museums in general. “In every city I visit, I hit the ground running towards their art museums,” she says. Freeman hasn’t always been only a painter. At one point she was working with clay, making masks.
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“Craft is not on a lo creativity than art to m At one point, that wor an invitation to Japan, group of 10 internationa tributing designs to a se Artists were hosted by l and Freeman has fond attempting to talk with spoke no English, matc total lack of Japanese. “We communicated
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dictionaries,” she says with a laugh. Freeman will have four works featured at the Small Paintings for Small Spaces show, which runs from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 23, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25 at the Gardener’s Cottage near the foot of Kew Gardens on Lee Avenue. The show features about 140 paintings by more than 35 artists from the Guild (beachguildoffineart.
com), with all work priced under $350. Admission is free, and there will be a draw for a gift basket. Freeman will be painting on location on the boardwalk from noon to 2:30 p.m. on the Saturday, weather permitting. Freeman is also a member of the Don Valley Art Club, which has a show at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills, at the bottom of Pottery Road, until May 18.
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Beach Arts Scene BEACH RESIDENT Brooke Palmer has creativity to spare. Palmer spends his work hours as a stills photographer in the entertainment industry, most recently shooting photos for the NBC series Hannibal. He also photographs weddings with his partner Josie Cipriano (ciprianopalmer.com). However, in his free time, such as it is, the father of six paints acrylic and mixed media abstracts, a practice he has been crafting for more than 20 years. His paintings will be on display at Grinder, 126 Main St., until the end of May. The show is titled Incremental Reflections, and includes a number of his abstract paintings (photos at right). Palmer will be present for ‘meet the artist’ sessions on Wednesday, May 14 and 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. For more on his work, see brookepalmerart.com or facebook.com/brookepalmerart.
Brooke Palmer Gerrard Art Space presents The Photography Show, from May 14 to June 1, in both rooms at the gallery. Works include Illumination Dogma 1, left, a backlit transparency mounted on a light panel, by Nicola Woods.
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Angelic art students, above, show off the wings they designed for Malvern Collegiate’s recent production of The Laramie Project, a Moisés Kaufman play about the 1998 murder of a gay university student in Laramie, Wyoming. At a peak moment in the play, angels form a “wall of peace” around a character based on the late anti-gay activist Fred Phelps. Top row, from left, are Grade 10 students Marie Khan, Chloe Lukas, and Shannon Webster Millward. Bottom row, from left, are Emily Shabsove, Hilary Punchard, Julia Le Clair, Sarah Zamani, and Cheska Ching. Kendall Mar, right, a Grade 12 student, stands by portraits of her family – her mother, father, brother, and herself – during Malvern’s annual art show on May 7. “I wanted to explore mind and psychology,” said Mar, who plans to study psychology after graduating. Mar chose a range of backing colours to see how they affect viewers’ emotions, and behind the paintings is a circuitboard schematic that she drew and dotted with brain diagrams.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Celebrating the green heroes of the East End
very city has its unsung heroes who dedicate their time, energy and skills to improve our neighbourhoods. From heritage to horticulture, and from urban development to environmental issues, these dedicated individuals spend many hours every year to make and keep our hometown liveable, presentable, and interesting. Once a year, there is an opportunity to receive recognition for some of these efforts. The annual Live Green Toronto Awards formally recognize environmental efforts. Submissions are made by video and voted on online. A team of judges then selects a winner from each of five categories – youth, individual, group, small business and corporation – with each receiving a cash prize, a physical award, and the opportunity to share their story on CP24 television. Since 2007, the City’s Live Green Toronto program has been “promoting and supporting the greening of Toronto by offering grants, expertise and one-stop website full of resources, rebates, tips and tools to help residents and businesses take action to reduce emissions, protect our climate and clean our air.” Live Green Toronto hosts the annual car-free Live Green Toronto Street Festival on Dundas Square and on Yonge Street. As well, it offers training and coordination for several hundred citywide environmental volunteers to help with their programs. Here in the East End, we are fortunate to have a substantial contingent of environmental groups, residents and neighbourhood associations committed to
improving our local were the Danforth air quality and green East Community artina owley spaces, cleaning up Association, Janaki is an environmental communicator. our beaches, running Hadida, Kim Antonius firstname.lastname@example.org farmers’ markets, and and Susana Molinolo. 647-208-1810 operating stores that Along the Danforth, DECA has been offer anything from leaving its mark in many ways since 2007. gently used clothing to organic products. The group hosts a hugely popular farmers’ This column has covered local environmental groups [Beach Metro News, Nov. 7, 2012 market, movies in the park, jack o’ lantern – An intro to the greener side of the Beach]. festivals at Halloween, arts events, and are Following are several more individuals and facilitating pop-up shops and much more. groups championing the environment. They, and the new Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association, have also started adoptCouncillor Mary-Margaret McMahon a-tree programs to water street trees along spent years volunteering for green issues before taking office. Now she also hosts com- their commercial strips, and your author did munity leaders meetings and park socials the same for newly planted trees in Woodbine Park. for friends of parks groups to connect our ward’s tireless volunteers and promote Even some of our shopping habits are satisfied by numerous local green stores. collaboration, sharing tips and best practices, and to learn about and celebrate each Health and beauty care products, as well as other’s successes. food items, are offered by our health food McMahon’s assistants are planning a com- store owners, including Beaches Natural munity fair for autumn, where groups can Foods, Mama Earth Organics, and The set up information tables and share their Wholesome Market. Other stores save many projects with local residents. items from landfill by offering gently used Our ward boasts 25 parks and parkettes, clothing and used or vintage books like 11 of which have a ‘friends of’ group that those at the Great Escape Book Store. works on park improvements and commuA different kind of book borrowing began nity engagement in their park. locally a couple of years ago, when Bill We also have three separate locations for Wrigley championed Little Free Libraries. weekly farmers’ markets in East Lynn Park, The idea was started by Tod Bol of Wisconsin in 2009, and today there are an estimated Jonathan Ashbridge Park, and now Fairmount Park. Each was started by a handful 10,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide. In the of passionate and energetic citizens wanting Beach, Bill built his own beautiful wooden to bring local and organic foods closer to ‘library on a pole’ on Lee Avenue and we home, and to support the efforts of Ontario’s have over a dozen dotted throughout the farmers. The main drivers for these markets Beach now. You can order your own from
Bill or build one yourself and save pre-loved books from the recycling bins! To help reduce stormwater runoff from residential properties, Citizens for a Safe Environment, an NGO led and coordinated by Beacher Karen Buck, got 11 raingardens installed throughout Riverdale and East York. Through the now cancelled Community Program for Storm Water Management, the group’s Residential Rainproofing Project secured funding for downspout disconnection and construction of front yard gardens with native plants. The gardens are ‘fed’ by rainwater from roofs and improve the health of our watershed, while adding biodiversity. The cost for the design, installation, and planting was shared equally between the City and the homeowners, and much of the materials were sourced locally. The Greater Beach Neighbourhood Association – a non-profit umbrella organization of seven residents’ and neighbourhood associations – has until recently focused on land-use planning policies in the Beach, specifically regarding condominium projects. Now that the fates of current development proposals have been decided by the Ontario Municipal Board, members of GBNA are looking into broadening their scope of projects and considering adding sustainability issues to their work. Numerous unnamed individuals have their hands in the green game, including bicycling group 32 Spokes, and home-owners who have had solar panels or a green roof installed. Each is a champion for the environment and contributes to our little part of the city being so much better off for it.
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Lunching for a good cause With a ¡Viva España!, a group of 11 women including Marlene Sone, left, Heather Walker and Kate Paines, met in the Beach on April 25 to share a Spanish-themed lunch and donate money to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which runs HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in Africa. Host Jenny Wittrup said the Stephen Lewis Lunch has raised about $15,000 since it began nearly 10 years ago. Inspired by a similar initiative by a group of women in Calgary, members take turns hosting a lunch with a different international cuisine, then send a group donation. So far, the menus have run the gamut from Moroccan to Danish, Indian to Greek. Served with talk of bull fights, Madrid, and the Sagrada Familia, the April 25 lunch included zarzuela (a seafood stew), white asparagus, arroz con pollo, potato torta, tapenade and olives skewered with the Spanish swords shown at right.
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Cooling Off Period Unlike a purchase of a used residential house or condominium, the buyer of a new condominium has a 10-day cooling off period to change his or her mind. There is a recognition that buyers may be swept up in the excitement and marketing of the sale. The law gives the buyer a built-in exit strategy to protect them from getting in over their head and a chance for sober second thought. Make sure if you change your mind you give written notice to the vendor before the end of the 10-day period. Harmonized Sales Tax – HST The purchase price of a new condominium usually includes HST, which is charged on new construction. Used residential housing, or previously owned properties, are exempt and no HST is charged on the purchase. However, to make the playing field level between buyers of used and new properties, certain rebates are in place. Make sure you have the sales representative explain any rebates so you are clear – there are rules that apply. If you are selling a property and have it listed, be aware that HST is charged on the commission, which usually comes as a shock to many sellers. For example, if the sales commission is $25,000, the HST will be $3,250, for a total bill of $28,250. Tax and more tax Toronto remains the only municipality in Canada with a double land transfer tax. Make sure you are clear on the cost
of the transfer tax, paid on the closing date. First-time home buyers may qualify for a rebate, which is helpful. Interim closing and final closing
There are two stages in a new condominium closing which can cause confusion for buyers. The first stage is the interim closing. This is when a buyer takes possession or occupancy. The buyer is like a tenant and pays a certain amount each month based on the interest of the balance of the purchase price, as well as taxes and basic common expenses. The second stage is the final closing. This is when the buyer takes title and if financing is provided from the bank, puts on a mortgage. This usually takes place a few months after the interim closing has been completed. Always ask for information about these timelines when you are purchasing. Noise Condos tend to be built on avenues and main thoroughfares, and are generally purchased off the builder’s plans, so one cannot feel out the noise factor in advance. Many people may not be familiar with main street noises, including garbage trucks, rumbling street cars, or bars that empty at closing time around 2 a.m. There may also be internal noise. This is a real consideration to think about and address in advance – there is little recourse later. Development fees If you and a friend are each buying a unit in the same complex, the builder may cut out some of the development fees. Sometimes this is worth a few thousand dollars off your bottom line. Also, if a family member is a realtor, he or she could possibly put the offer in for you and then apply their commission (or part of it) to the purchase price. Warranty Ask about the builders’ warranty and make sure you are clear on what is covered. Bring a level and another set of eyes when you do your inspection, and speak up if something is on your mind. These are just a few of the things to keep in mind when making a purchase of a new condominium unit. It is always wise to have any legal agreement reviewed before you sign it.
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Dog lovers clean up Kew Beach Dog owners Heidi Leigh, left, and Katharine Reid high-five after hauling winter trash off Kew Beach on Beachy Clean Day. Organized by the Toronto Beaches Dog Association on May 4, the sixth annual clean-up is in part a thank-you to the city for allowing dogs to enjoy leash-free winter access to the beaches south of the snow fence. “We have dogs, and we spend every day on the beach all through the summer,” said Leigh, adding that the boardwalk makes a perfect walk for her older, three-legged dog. PHOTO: ANDREW HUDSON
Design and Style Views Growing through the looking glass
inally, at long last, it seems It also allows you to fill the greenspring is upon us. After that house with really great quality soil Christine Roberts, baaid long, cold, dark winter it is specifically for growing vegetables. is a co-founder of the Leslieville Flea Make sure to use soil that has a mix of time to get out into the garden (leslievilleflea.com), a designer and stylist for more than 15 years, and a peat in it, which will help with retainand start planning for the growing builder of furniture (shes-crafty.ca) ing moisture in the garden. season. Assemble your window “walls” and This year, why not consider a small screw together. Be careful to pre-drill the holes to avoid vegetable or herb garden? Nothing compares with the taste cracking the frames, and be careful not to break the glass of a homegrown vegetable. Having a constant source of when assembling. greens and herbs for cooking is also a fantastic idea. You will have to play around with your various windows There are a few problems that are associated with gardening in a city, especially a northern one where our growand lay them out to get the best configuration to suit your ing season is so short. The advantage of building a greenyard and available space. Get creative with your designs house is that the temperature inside will be several degrees and plans. Your greenhouse can be a simple small structure warmer than the outside air, so you can extend the growing made of just a few windows or a larger, more complex one season at the beginning and end. that you can walk into. Space is a big concern of course – making the most of evIf you are building a larger greenhouse, you will have to ery square inch with a very small backyard can be challengframe it up for stability the same way you would a garden ing. But even shed, but instead of a roof and walls you can use the windows. You will also have to make a stronger base structure in the smallfor your foundation if you go larger. est of yards, Creating an angled roof is a good idea and can be done by or strange layouts, you using taller windows at one side. The top of the greenhouse should still be can be made up of one or more windows hinged to the tallest able to fit in side. The hinging is important so that you can access plants a tiny garden inside for watering and maintenance, but also to prop windows open to avoid excessive heat. that will give A general rule of thumb is to not plant anything until the you months of May long weekend arrives, but you can get started now on pleasure. your greenhouse so it’s all ready to go! Happy building! Pests are also a concern The next East End of the Leslieville Flea will be on in this neighSunday, June 15 at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. bourhood. How many times have I gone outside to see all my tomatoes eaten off the vine by PHOTO: ERIN-ARTANDGARDENS.BLOGSPOT.COM greedy squirGreenhouses built from old windows can be rels! small, such as this version, or large enough Here’s how to walk into, at right. to make a simple but effective “greenhouse” that will solve many of our city gardening challenges (space, pests and short season) and look great too! All you need to get started are some old windows with glass intact, hinges, basic hardware and tools, and a bit of sunny space to part with. This project can be built into an existing garden bed or you can create one as the base for it. If you don’t currently have a garden bed to build the greenhouse in, you can make one. After you have decided on the size of your greenhouse – determined by measuring the windows and laying them out as walls – build a frame out of 2x10 cedar boards. This will hold your garden soil and give a base for the plants to grow.
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Fashion on parade at Malvern It was a full house on April 24 at the Malvern Collegiate auditorium. Malvern hosted its annual fashion show, À La Mode, which raises funds for Princess Margaret Hospital’s Wig Salon and Accessories Boutique. Above, Avery Johnstone, 17, strides down the catwalk. At top right, Delano Ainsworth, 17, shows off his moves. At right, Shea Kinney, 15, dances during her set.
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Celebrating Earth Day at Notre Dame Notre Dame student Betty Seifu adds a butterfly above a painted Earth Day tree full of hand-print leaves and pledges to live more sustainably. Besides joining in a tree-planting and other activities on April 24, students promised to make everyday changes, such as turning lights off, taking shorter showers, and using reusable water bottles. PHOTO: ANDREW HUDSON
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Appreciation of parking is mutual
couple of years ago, I was asked to visit a home and chat with a nice couple about how I would price their property, and what approach I would take to market it, as they were “just mulling over” the possibility of selling their home. A couple days prior to our appointment, I took a drive by the home to have an early peek. I noted the parking situation, which appeared to be a mutual driveway shared with the neighbour’s home. Both homes had detached garages. I looked up the old listing and it stated the driveway as mutual the last time it sold. Upon arrival and after introductions, I was given a tour of the lovely home and recent renovations. Afterwards, we sat down to chat. One of my questions was about the parking situation. They told me the driveway was indeed a mutual driveway, and that they could park one car in the garage if need be, but that it was mostly full of stuff, so they usually parked just in front of it. They pointed out it was difficult to back up through the mutual drive, and rather than risk a scrape to their car, they turned their vehicle around easily at the back and drove out frontwards. I asked how far back the reciprocal right-of-way extended, and whether they parked and/or turned their vehicle around on their own property, or partly (or wholly) on the reciprocal right-of-way – or did they drive onto their neighbour’s property? They couldn’t answer this question with any degree of certainty, because they didn’t know the extent of the right-of-way. They had been provided an original survey when they bought the home, and would locate it for me if indeed they were to sell with me. They went on to tell me that their neighbour was an elderly woman who
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However, upon reviewing the plans, the couple realized the addition would greatly hinder their ability to use the mutual driveway as they had been, since they wouldn’t be able to turn their car around in the back anymore. To make matters worse, they had in fact built a beautiful big new deck with built-in hot-tub and privacy fence, and spent thousands of dollars landscaping the backyard. The finished results produced a spectacular oasis, but with the neighbour’s impending plans, they surely could not manoeuvre a car in the back, and would shortly need to back straight out of that difficult mutual drive. Further, the neighbour produced a new survey in order to apply for permits for the addition, which showed the reciprocal right-ofway extended further back than they thought, parallel to each of the current structures, which left them without enough room to park a car in front of their garage without impinging on the neighbour’s rights to the drive. They do have a great relationship with their neighbours, who they find to be a wonderful family, and fully understand their needs for more space. They’re working on a solution, but have found that the best solution is to replace their own new big back deck with something much smaller, and remove much of the fencing and landscaping in order to make their parking situation more amenable. They realized that when they do sell, a better parking situation will fetch a better return on investment than the deck and landscaping would. Their parting comment was that they now realize that experience far outweighs the fluff in real estate matters. Experience is indeed a great teacher. Take care and enjoy the spring, now that it’s finally arrived.
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DANFORTH’S CO-ED volleyball team had to dig extra deep for their May 1 win over North Toronto. The game went a full five sets after Danforth, facing a loss, pushed back with a series of deep-court spikes. “We started off slow, but we managed to pull through,” said Limay Hu, a Grade 11 student and one of two captains on the co-ed team. Hu’s colleague Andy Phan agreed. “Our serve reception was a problem, but the last two sets we picked it up,” he said. Judging by the close game on May 1, Phan said North Toronto will be among the teams to beat in the playoffs later this month, along with Lawrence Park and Western Tech. Danforth has a lot on the line. Hanging above the Redhawk’s home court is a solid row of volleyball banners – the co-ed team has won the city championships for four years straight. Coach Mark Graul said they hope to make that five. “They’re fast, and we work a lot with fundamentals,” said Graul. “They know the game.” That kind of experience doesn’t come without a lot of work. Now in his senior year, Phan joined the team in Grade 9 but was benched two years before he got a starting position. That’s pretty standard, said Phan, noting that the Redhawks set a high bar. The team practices four times a week from February to May, said Hu, noting that Graul commutes all the way from St. Catharines to be there. “He trains us like a club team,” she said. “Even though we may not have that level of experience, that’s the attitude he wants.”
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*Quiet child-friendly street *Three car private parking off lane! *4 Bedrooms *2.5 Storey semi *Fin. basement with sep. entrance *New kitchen *Cathedral ceiling *9ft ceilings *Wood floors First time offered in 40 yrs! Lovingly updated and maintained! SHOWS “PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP” - A “TEN”
PHOTO: ANDREW HUDSON
Andy Phan, co-caption of Danforth Collegiate’s co-ed volleyball team, spikes the ball over North Toronto’s formidably tall blockers at a May 1 home game. The game went a full five sets before Danforth secured a win. Heading into playoffs later this month, Danforth and North Toronto are the two top-ranked co-ed teams in south Toronto.
But Phan, who has played club volleyball, said unlike a club coach, Graul doesn’t spend much practice time drilling solo skills. “Here it’s more team-orientated,” he said. “His style of coaching is more like, ‘Do it together, and learn on your own.’” Strong team play is especially key in co-ed volleyball, where at least one girl or boy player has to touch the ball before it goes over the net.
Boys also have to stay three metres back from the net and avoid jump serves, so teams do best if they can set up strong passing plays in the mid-court. “It’s really dynamic,” said Graul. “Everybody’s got to play.” Like most players, Hu also plays on a non co-ed team. She said doing well in co-ed means relying a lot more on everyone around you. “It’s more of a family,” she said.
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Notre Dame soccer action Notre Dame’s Rachel Rugber turns for the net during a close match on May 5 against Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School. Despite several scoring chances for both Tier 1 teams, Notre Dame lost the match-up 1-0. PHOTO: ANDREW HUDSON
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Running to regionals Emma Pang, above, a Grade 11 student at Danforth Collegiate, jumps a hurdle with fellow track team member Limay Hu close behind at a half-day track meet held April 30 at Birchmount Stadium. Bronwyn MacLauchlan, left, a Grade 12 student at North Toronto, splashed down into the steeplechase pool despite 5°C weather that threatened to cancel the meet. “This is more about getting over the hurdles than actually racing, but I really enjoy these runs too,” she said after winning the 1,500-metre race. Cold, rainy weather had some athletes running for winter coats between events, but nearly all the track and field disciplines went ahead for what was the last of three mini-meets before the start of TDSB regionals this Thursday.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Everyone Has a Story to Tell, cont’d. from Page 11 But Mary’s father refused. Meanwhile, Whiteduck spoke to others in the local First Nation who came and rubbed Mary’s feet with a tree extract used in aboriginal medicine. Mary couldn’t walk for a year, and the skin on her feel peeled terribly. She even dislocated her shoulder one night, when she was trying to use her crutches and go downstairs for dinner. But by the winter of 1930, Mary was well enough to move all the way to Toronto and start work. Too young for a regular job, Mary worked as a mother’s helper for two years before landing a sweet job at Laura Secord. She met George while sending a trunk back to Matheson via Union Station – he was working for his father’s cartage business. They traded numbers on her way PHOTO: COURTESY MARY FRANKLIN home, and dated for three years. They married in 1940. Mary Franklin is shown with her daughter Doreen. During the war, Mary joined the 9,000 people working at a huge munitions plant in Pickering, where she filled found a treasure trove: soccer balls, tennis shells with gunpowder. “We were underground, like moles,” she balls, skipping ropes and jigsaw puzzles. “I bought the whole she-bang,” she said, said, adding that the plant was buried in laughing. case of explosions. A carpenter made her a big cupboard for Mary made 50 cents an hour at the plant (men made 80) until it closed in 1946. She storage, and Mary had kids sign the toys in moved on to the Amalgamated Electric fac- and out at lunch so nothing got lost. tory at Queen and Carlaw, and would work “They were good, God bless those kids,” there and do machine operator jobs at Gen- she said. eral Electric and Westinghouse for 18 years. Seeing that some children came to school With George gone and Mary working, with no lunch, Mary also ran other misduring the week Doreen would stay with sions to the nearby Dominion supermarket, friends Roy and Anne Adams. Together, where she bought boxes of Premium-brand Roy, Anne and Mary took in children crackers and big jars of jam and peanutthrough Children’s Aid, partly so Doreen butter. Soon the students found their lunch would have company. When he was two, tables loaded with plates of free snacks. Mary spent her whole working life bethey adopted Arnold, who became like a tween Matheson and Toronto, but when she brother to Doreen, and a son to Mary. retired and drove west on a cross-country “Oh God, I loved kids,” Mary said. A few years after she settled into the road trip, she and her pal Millie Johnson house on Moberly, Mary would be absolute- had people to see everywhere they went. ly surrounded by kids – for a dozen baby- From Mary’s brothers to friends to her sisbooming years, she was the lunchroom su- ter-in-law, they had people to stay with in pervisor at Wilkinson Road Public School. cities from Sudbury to Winnipeg, Regina to “When I went there, those poor little Port Alberni. beggars, they had nothing to play with,” “Gosh, what a trip that was,” Mary said. she said. At a nearby Goodwill store, Mary “I found them all.”
HEALTH DR. KARIN RUMMELL & ASSOCIATES OPTOMETRISTS 1914 Queen St. E. (E. of Woodbine) Mon.- Sat. by appointment
416-691-5757 BEACHES OPTOMETRY CLINIC Dr. Linda Chan Optometrist
951 Kingston Rd. (West of Victoria Park)
416-691-1991 Evening & weekend appointments available
DR. DAVID JEONG DENTIST 2107 Danforth Ave. (at Woodbine Subway) New patients welcome. Open Saturdays.
BALSAM DENTAL Dr. D. Caplan
Family Dentistry * Open 6 days a week * New patients always welcome 2200 Queen St. East (at Balsam)
DR. LINDA WINTER Psychologist Consultations • Therapy Individuals • Couples Over 20 years experience. Located at Queen & Wheeler
Dr. Linda Iny Lempert Psychologist – Psychologue
Individuals and Couples Services disponibles en français 47 Main Street (at Lyall)
DR. LYNN WELLS Psychologist
Practice restricted to the identification of giftedness and to learning problems and disorders in all ages.
Dr. Jody Levenbach Psychologist Children and Young Adolescents Assessment • CBT Social Skills • Parent Coaching
Mary-Kay Perris BA Psych., MNLP, CR, CCT.
Wellness Coach/Therapist for your Vibrant Life Journey - at any age!
BEACH EYE CARE CENTRE 2128 Queen St. E. (Hammersmith & Queen)
The Main Menu, cont’d. from Page 14 In large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Transfer 4 tsp (20 mL) of dressing to glass bowl; add chicken and turn to coat. (Make ahead; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to a day). To remaining dressing, add tomatoes, cucumber, yellow pepper, onion and olives; toss and set aside. Place chicken on greased grill over medium heat (350°F/180°C.) Grill, covered for six to eight minutes per side, or until no longer pink inside and a thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken registers 165°F (74°C). Divide chicken and salad among serving plates and sprinkle with cheese. Makes four servings. Salad Kebabs
Salad on a stick – a great way to serve vegetables. Place vegetables in bowls and allow people to pick and choose the ones they enjoy. Turn kebabs into a meal by adding cooked cubed pork or lamb and serve in a pita. Dressing 3/4 cup (175 mL) plain yogurt 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced red onion 2 tsp (10 mL) each, red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp (5 mL) oregano 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) each, salt and fresh black pepper Kebabs 4 Ontario mini cucumbers or half an English cucumber 1/2 each, red, yellow and orange sweet peppers
24 grape tomatoes 8 leaves Boston or leaf lettuce 1/4 cup (50 mL) crumbled feta cheese In small bowl, whisk together yogurt, garlic, onion, vinegar, oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover dressing and refrigerate for 15 minutes or for up to a day. Cut each mini cucumber into six pieces or slice English cucumber thickly and cut in halves. Cut each pepper into eight chunks. On eight inch (20 cm) bamboo or metal skewers, thread one piece each of cucumber, pepper and tomato; repeat twice. Brush each kebab liberally with dressing; place on lettuce-lined platter or individual plates. Sprinkle with feta. Serve with remaining dressing.
OPTOMETRIST Dr. Neil Carvalho, OD Accepting new patients Friday, Saturday
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Dr. Juliet White Family Physician
is moving to Queen St. E. 116 Glen Manor as of June 2, 2014
416-698-0999 PHYSIOTHERAPY EAST TORONTO ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS INJURY CLINIC David Evans, R.P.T., F.C.A.M.T. Danny Kuzmich, B. Sc., F.C.A.M.T. and associates 1577 Danforth, Unit 4 (at Coxwell)
PHYSIOTHERAPY @ Beaches Health Group® Yvette Sedgewick 2212 Queen St. E. 416-690-2076
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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PHYSIOTHERAPY
KEW GARDENS HEALTH GROUP
TURNER CATHERINE ASSOCIATES
DENISE M. F. BADLEYCOSTELLO
Dr. Janet D’Arcy
Stephen G. King, Architect
Massage Therapy • Physiotherapy Osteopathy • Naturopathic Medicine
2181 Queen St. E., Suite 305 (at Lee)
Men’s Issues, Anger, Addictions Insurance coverage Nigel Turner 416-690-3684 Individuals and Couples Nishe Catherine 416-698-0370
Judy Gould, Ph.D. Experienced Psychotherapist Relationship Difficulties • Anxiety Depression • Body Image Concerns Physical Illness • Free Consultation 816 Pape Ave. (near Pape/Danforth)
Carol Henderson, MA
Achieve your fitness goals today! Andrew Walmsley B.P.E. Leslieville Personal Fitness
Psychotherapy for indidviduals and couples. Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management Insurance clients welcome. Evening and weekend sessions avail.
Private fully-equipped studio Qualified and experienced
20 Leslie St. (free parking)
missfit.ca in-home personal trainer 416 888 6465 firstname.lastname@example.org
KEW BEACH HEALTH CLINIC Naturopathy • Homeopathy • Clinical Nutrition • • Matrix Energetics • • Bowen Therapy •
Acorn Personal Fitness
Nancy Leach, M. Sc., BMCP from the author of
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Personal Training Specialist
416 716 2367
M.Ed. Counselling Psychology
98 Scarboro Beach Blvd.
William F. Deneault
CHRISTINE KATO, B.Sc., D.V.M.
Kriens LaRose, LLP
Tel: (416) 962-2186
HOUGHTON VETERINARY HOUSECALL SERVICES Vaccines, examinations, diagnostics, palliative care, and home euthanasia provided for your pets in the comfort of your own home.
Dr. Barbara Houghton 647-221-5516
VET ON WHEELS Gerrard Mobile Veterinary Services
Dr. Ahmad Badri, DVM 416-284-4610 email@example.com
Chartered Professional Accountants • Accounting services for owner-managed businesses. • Personal and corporation income tax preparation. • Audit and consulting services for not-for-profit organizations
Certified Management Accountant B. Math, CMA Accounting Issues and Systems, Bookkeeping, Personal and Corporate Taxes
Emily C. Larimer
Certified General Accountant • Bookkeeping • Personal and corporate tax services • Accounting services for small businesses and t he self-employed Call: 416-693-2274 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eclarimercga.com
Psychotherapist Enlightenment Coach Life & Relationship Issues 416-694-0232
2239 Queen Street East www.kathrynwrightlaw.com email@example.com
Paul J. Cahill
Personal Injury Lawyer Car accidents, Slips and Falls, Disability Claims 220 Bay Street, Suite 1400 416-643-3857 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAYLOR DESIGN SERVICES
Book online at essencetherapy.com 2455A Queen St. E. (e. of Silver Birch)
416-694-4090 www.advanced approachesmassage.com Su Willson, B.MUS, R.M.T. & ASSOC. 927 Kingston Rd. (W. of Vic Pk)
• Hours incl. evenings & Saturdays •
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Chiropractor 2277 Queen Street East
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Orthotics Registered Massage Therapy
URBAN CALM THERAPEUTICS Stephanie Gage, RMT Cami Rahman, RMT Caitlin McAulay, RMT 1789 Queen St. East, Unit 6
Jen Goddard, R.M.T.
Drafting + Design
OMEGA HEALTH + FITNESS
Kew Gardens Health Group
2181 Queen St. East, Suite 305 (at Lee)
The Law Office of Shaunna Kelly Criminal Lawyer ShaunnaKelly.com (Phone) 647-340-6651 (Fax) 416-203-2332 email@example.com
Individuals, Couples Finding Your Strengths
Susan T. Dixon
Peg Earle, M.A., M.Div.
Family Law & Estate Planning We Collaborate, Negotiate & Litigate.
QUINN Family Law
Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries. 978 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ont., M4E 1S9
Shelley C. Quinn LL.B. 1749 Danforth Avenue Toronto, ON M4C 1J1 t. (416) 551-1025 www.QuinnFamilyLaw.ca
Next Deadline May 5th
your beach architect
Dr. Tyrrell Ashcroft Dr. Thien Dang-Tan
Effective Resolution of Family Law Matters 47 Main Street, Toronto 416-763-6884 Linda@BeachesFamilyLaw.com
Mike 416-659-2779 firstname.lastname@example.org www.waypointconsulting.ca
23 years experience Available evenings, weekends Queen and Hammersmith
579 Kingston Rd., #110, Toronto
Available for consultations permit plans, zoning info, etc.
1522 Queen St. E. 416-465-5575
Lynn Wilsher, R.M.T.
(Licensed Paralegal) Small Claims, Traffic Tickets, Landlord/Tenant, Criminal, Debt Letters, Mediation/Arbitration etc. Call for a Free 30 min. Consult
Local • Affordable 416-200-6300
WAYPOINT permit consulting inc.
Megan Evans, RMT, CRHP & Associates
Dr. Scott Dunham
Renovations & Additions Structural Design • Building Permit
Linda Bronicheski, Lawyer Beaches Family Law
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES
Beaches Wellness Centre
Dr. Johanna Carlo
416 316 3248 email@example.com
2120 Queen Street East (@ Hammersmith)
Michael Taylor, P. Eng. BCIN
Neville Park Health Group 2455A Queen St. East
Family Law Lawyer
Architectural and Engineering Design Permit Drawings and Applications
416-699-5320 • Free Parking
ART, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Graston 1089 Kingston Rd. (at Victoria Park)
Snider & DiGregorio
300 Main Street 416-690-3324
(at Victoria Park beside Manchester Arms)
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Dolores Wootton, R.M.T. Marlene Gascer, C.S.T. John Barnet, R.M.T., D.O.M.P.
Dr. Emily Howell Jackie Leesun
Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries Public
Family Law & Mediation 416-699-8848
961 Kingston Rd. Tel. 416-690-7222 Toronto, M4E 1S8 Fax. 416-690-8738
O’Reilly, Moll & Forrest
W. MORRIS DESIGN
Barrister & Solicitor
Geoffrey J. Dashwood
Catherine Allon, MEd
(416) 694-8181 www.stephenkingarchitect.com Member Ontario Association of Architects
2212 Queen St. E. (at Spruce Hill)
Zabiullah Khaliqi, RMT
Past Life Regression
B. Arch. OAA, MRAIC “Serving the Beach since 1987” Residential, Restorations, Home Inspections, Commercial, Interiors, Landscapes COMPLETE PROJECT SERVICES FROM DESIGN THROUGH CONSTRUCTION
ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTANTS DESIGN CONCEPTS AND PERMIT DRAWINGS WESLEY MORRIS, ARIDO, IDC, AATO
ASHBRIDGE’S HEALTH CENTRE
Hills, Salah LLP
Tel: 416-699-0424 Fax: 416-699-0285 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chiropractic Acupuncture A.R.T. / Laser 2212 Queen St. E.
Barristers & Solicitors
BEACHES MASSAGE CENTRE
Dashwood & Dashwood
Mindfullness Psychotherapy • depression • trauma • anxiety • relationship • creativity • free initial consultation
Dr. Kelly Robazza Dr. William Chan
Nancy Christie, M.T.C.
416-469-3879 (open 7 days)
(at Glen Manor)
Peter J. Salah
1398 Queen St. E. (east of Greenwood Ave.)
Massage Therapy • Reflexology 2245 Queen St. East • 2nd floor • Open 7 days per week •
Abina Murphy, R.I.H.R. Reiki Master
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Glover & Associates Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries
Kevin Oates, R.M.T. & Assoc.
DEGEN’S HEALTH GROUP Dr. Wade Whitten, D.C. Dr. Tanja Degen, D.C., CPT Dr. Christina Carreau N.D. 1092 Kingston Rd.
416 698-6960 email@example.com
Bert van Delft
1906 Queen St. E. (1 block east of Woodbine)
Chiropractor Neville Park Health Group 2455A Queen St. East
416-767-CASS (2277) x 207 416-795-4899 (cell) 416-491-0273 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples Insurance clients welcome Evening & weekend sessions available 579 Kingston Rd (corner Main), Suite 118
Dogs, cats, pocket pets. Housecalls available.
GARRY M. CASS
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR Estate Planning/Real Estate/Business House Calls
Queen and Hammersmith
Chartered Accountant • Corporate & Personal Tax • Specializing in small to medium business • Financial advice 21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 502
2830 Danforth Ave. (East of Dawes Rd.)
Tel: 416-699-5100 Fax: 416-690-8738 email@example.com
Complete financial services for the business owner, manager, entrepreneur & self-employed Corporate and Personal Income Tax Services
KATO ANIMAL HOSPITAL
961 Kingston Rd. Toronto, Canada M4E 1S8
Studio at Victoria Park & Kingston Rd.
Jeffrey W. Cupchik, Ph.D., MA, B.Mus 647-833-7254 Beaches www.musichealthwellness.com
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR NOTARY
EMOTIVE . SOUND . DESIGN Designing a soundtrack for your life. Inspiring your productivity and meditations.
CARL A. BRAND
Real Estate, Family, Litigation Wills & Estates, Corporate
Music, Health, Wellness
Support for chronic or life-threatening illness through Counselling, Body Therapy, and Meditation
Because Fitness is Personal
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Family, Real Estate, Wills Business, Immigration, Small Claims Court 2069 Danforth Ave (Woodbine)
Insurance covered. Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
416-698-9027 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Child and Adolescent Counselling
Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy; Trauma, Bullying, and Addictions; Youth in Conflict with the Law. Sports Performance Counselling for Youth
Siegi A. Schuler, Ph.D, RSW 416-362-7472 email@example.com
Life Management & Corporate Coaching
MPSquared Coaching Merrill Pierce CCA ICF 416.824.2626 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you think differently? Gifted/ADHD Support & Coaching School/Workplace Performance Children/Adults Mary Lynn Trotter, MSW, RSW 416-875-9474 email@example.com www.adhdtreatmenttoronto.com Ask about insurance coverage
ILAN SARAGOSTI, MSW, RSW Growth.Connection.Fullfillment For adults, teens, and couples
Free consult, covered by most insurance ilansaragosti.com firstname.lastname@example.org 416-769-9764
Architectural Design Permit Drawings Project Management Commercial, Residential
416-694-9531 • 416-816-1630
INTERIOR DESIGNER 416-694-3811 cell: 416-522-5903 email@example.com www.toniavuolodesigns.com
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Counterbalance Studio Pilates Est. 1998
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The Men’s Centre
Specializing in Emotional Health & Well-Being for Men and Their Families Addressing: Relationships/Couples, Depression, Anxiety/Stress, Addictions, Anger/Rage, Fathering/Fatherhood, Sex/ sexuality, Fulfillment/Career, Self-Esteem Dr. Siegi Schuler, Ph.D., RSW
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute`s 50th Anniversary & BEAP 25th Anniversary
Skin, Hair, Body, Cosmetic, Oral and Nutritional Products
May 30 & 31, 2014 For details e-mail
Chess in the Beach Expert tutor. Beginner to intermediate.
Training & Job Placement Hairstyling and Skin care Government funded program No Smoking/No Pets
firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingswoodprepschool.com Book early for a spot! $60 per session (6)
Privacy provided upon request Hairstylists & Estheticians Wanted (6)
centre in the Beach. Interest in teaching and experience working with children 2.5 to 12 an asset. Various hours and on call. Send cover letter and Resume to the Hiring Committee at
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A warm and friendly long-term care facility is seeking caring and dedicated volunteers, for friendly visiting, meal buddies, cafe assistants and more. Help your community and make a senior smile today! Call Andrea Macina at 416-466-2173 ext. 229 (7)
Summer vacation replacement R.E.C.E. staff required for daycare centre in the Beach. Must be available July and August. Experience working with children 2.5 to 12 years essential. Please send email with resume and references to (6)
Commercial Space for Rent
McArthur & Son Business Centre Air conditioning, boardroom, kitchen area, copier, etc. Individual offices from $425/mth. 577-579 Kingston Rd. @ Main St.
R.C. Legion Br. 11 9 Dawes Rd 416-699-1353
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We welcome everyone to weekly FREE Saturday night entertainment/dancing Also RENTAL facilities available (r)
UPPER BEACHES OFFICE SPACE Ideal for medical professionals, lawyers or accountants
Chalet Beauty Bar
PRIME OFFICE SPACE
1562 Queen St. E.
Anniversary Special every Wed for Pensioners & low income families, Perms for short hair - $28 Gerri Curl short hair - $65 Hours 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tues & Sun closed
Beaches landmark building
1700 sq. ft. Ideal for medical, dental or other professional use. Excellent visibility and character. Steps to TTC.
Business Space For Lease
BARBER SHOP & HAIRSTYLING
Suitable for store, office or any business. facing Kingston Rd. About 1000 sq ft First floor with basement.
Men’s Haircuts $13 • Children & Senior $10 1048 Kingston Rd. (at Victoria Park Ave.)
Te l : 6 4 7- 3 4 9 - 4 0 1 5
416 838-2949 after 1:00 pm
in landmark heritage building. New reno, laundry, steps to TTC. No smoking or pets. $1,850/mo incl heat, hydro extra (6)
BASEMENT APT. IN PRIVATE RESIDENCE SEP. ENT., PRIV. LAUNDRY, CABLE, UTILITIES, TTC, BEAUTIFUL, STANDARD HEIGHT CEILINGS, CENTRAL AIR $995 INCLUSIVE
HOUSE FOR SHORT-TERM RENTAL in the Beach
July 1 - August 30 Furnished 3 bedroom + 3 washroom. 1 car parking, utilities, TV, internet. No pets or smoking. $2,200/mo
1 Br + Den 1765 Queen St. E. (Prkg/Maint/Lkr) Freshly painted, new kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, balcony, on Queen St. TTC line (24 hours). Steps to Woodbine Beach and parks.
NEW SPACIOUS 1 BDRM BSMT APT. Sep ent. Private courtyard w/patio Oak kit, 3 stainless appliances Gas fireplace & ensuite laundry facilities Steps to ALL TTC, shops & boardwalk Sorry no smokers or pets Utilities, cable & wifi incl See photos @View it.ca#147912
Janice (416) 694-3524
Room for Rent with use of beautiful studio apartment after hours. Call Lisa at 416-690-2454 for more details (6.) 1 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Condo for rent $1,825.00/ month. Kingston and Main Street One bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo available in the beaches. The large top floor unit is located in a mature building at Kingston/Main Street. Included; is en-suite laundry, underground parking, a storage locker, large balcony, and an event room. This quiet secure building has the 501 streetcar, and the Main Street bus to subway at its front door. Starbucks and convenience store located downstairs. Just a short walk to Queen Street, boardwalk, restaurants and shopping. Rent $1,825.00 utilities not included. Please call 902-213-0184 (6)
Bed & Breakfast Suite Lovat
urban loft with full ensuite TV, wireless, kitchenette, parking $85 nightly 416-575-6113 www.bbcanada.com/suite lovat (r)
Office Services !! Playa Hermosa, COSTA RICA!! • Gorgeous, fully equipped home w/pool • 500 m to beach! Ocean & mountain views • 20 min fr Liberia Airport (direct flight from TO) • 2 Master Suites - perfect for 1 or 2 couples • $1,250 USD/wk • 416-230-8390 (6)
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1537 O’Connor Drive
2011 Softub 4-person hot tub $850 Black IKEA Expedit 5-cubby tower with drawers & doors $25
In-home/office, established professional, support service Serving Beach businesses since 1994 Service plans available
KENILWORTH STREET YARD SALE children’s clothes and stuff, furniture, books, plants, kitchen stuff, garden things, bits of everything.
SAT. MAY 17 , 2014 th
Toronto’s Top Level In-home Computer Support & Service Freeware, Testimonials, Honesty. Home Consultations $30
Home office & Small business Hardware and software support networking, servers, PC & Mac Proudly serving the Beach community
ORIOTECH SOLUTIONS INC. 416-450-9626 email@example.com (4/15)
ANNUAL WINEVA AVENUE STREET SALE (South of Queen)
Saturday, May 24th • 9 a.m. (Rain date May 25th) Multiple households. Something for everyone.
THE WAYLAND AVENUE STREET SALE IS BACK!! (south of Gerrard between
Main St. & Victoria Park) (7)
Wanted Single items or complete estates Wanted: Old furniture, china, silverware, pictures, lamps, figurines, glass, curiosities, etc. Fair market prices guaranteed! Call Terence: 416 466 1404 (r) I need a chair / the chair must have wheels and be powered by / something other than my own arms. I need a chair / No one needs to push that moves at the speed / that motivates me. I need an electric wheelchair Because I cannot walk / and I don`t have $3,000
WANTED: Muchly needed Adult motorized wheelchair. Cannot afford $3,000 Please, if you can help (6)
COLLECTIBLES Always buying 1950’s - 80’s Sports Cards Comic books • Toys • Magazines Best prices paid!
Please call Steven (6)
Cleaning specialists •Windows •Eavestroughs •Decks •Siding 416-706-7130 905-706-7130 www.kleenwindows.ca
• W.E.T.T.- Certified • Cleaning / Inspection • Stainless Steel Liners Code Compliance • Masonry Repair nighthawkchimney.ca 416-892-5263 (7)
WINDOW CLEANING & EAVESTROUGHS
Business & Personal Income Tax Computer Bookkeeping & Accounting HELLARRA SERVICES INC. 1232 Kingston Rd., Suite 5 Toronto, ON M1N 1P3
Vienna Upholstery 2358 Kingston Rd. (w. of Midland)
ACCOUNTANTS & TAX CONSULTANTS HOME CALLS & PICK UP SERVICES AVAIL E-FILE PERSONAL & BUSINESS TAXES SPECIALISTS IN CDN & US TAXES CASH REFUNDS 416 699 6641 firstname.lastname@example.org 161 Main St., Toronto, ON, M4E 2V9 Serving the Community for Over 30 Years (6)
K.V.’s Bookkeeping Services Ideal for Small Businesses Quality work, reasonable rates, references available.
Home office & Small business Hardware & Software Support Networking, PC & Mac Cloud Services, Web Site Design
We buy! - We pay cash!
Repairs to all major appliances, vacuums, and microwaves. Fast, friendly service. Good rates.
Computer & Network Support
JIM’S APPLIANCE SERVICE
Complete home set up & diagnostics. Personalized set up & training. Run to your potential! Call Frank: 416.629.4375 www.mymacme.com email@example.com (7)
Main St. north of Lumsden Ave. Rain date: Sun May 25
SALES, SERVICE & INSTALLATION Free estimates. No service charges.
Home/Office Mac specialist
Sat. May 24 8 am - 2 pm
OVER 20 YRS. EXPERIENCE PROMPT & COURTEOUS
BUDGET APPLIANCE REPAIR
ANNUAL MAIN ST. SALE
HOME COMPUTER CARE
ROSS APPLIANCE SERVICE 416-463-6330
(no early birds please)
Sat May 24 • 10 - 2
Furniture • Silver • China Art • Collectibles Rain date May 31 - 10-2
37 Elmview Drive
Repairs to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers
Reliable service/support Very reasonable rates 15 years experience Home office setups PC hardware/software networking, printing, routers, WiFi, modems, Internet access firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 31st 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
•Fast friendly service for 30 years •CESA certified
8:00 to whenever Rain date: Sun, May 18
Household Services REG’S APPLIANCE
KSTS Computer Support (VISA/MC)
Personal • Small Business Corporate • Back Filing (7)
CHILD’S 6 PIECE SOLID TEAK BEDROOM SUITE includes bed, headboard with night table attached, mattress, footboard, 6 drawer dresser with detachable mirror, small desk & chair, lamp $300
Kevin Lundbohm, Manager
HOME OFFICE: Computer repair
$45 Conditions apply Call Guerin Bookkeeping 416-465-6249
Computer Services (6)
EXACT TAX SERVICES
THE PRINTING HOUSE
Bright Main Floor. Hardwood Floors. Beautiful Garden & Pond. 10 Mins Beach. 3 Mins T.T.C. Details & Pics a MUST see www.upperbeachrental.com (7)
Available June 1st 416 699-1100
Supply staff required for child care
MODERN 1 BDRM APT
Wednesday nights, May 28-June 25
KINGSTON RD. & WARDEN NEWLY RENOVATED SEPARATE ENTRANCE CATHEDRAL CEILING LIVING AREA/KITCHEN LOTS OF LIGHT, BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF HUNTCLUB, GOLF COURSE, A/C, WASHER, DRYER, PARKING, UTILITIES. ALL IN $1,500/MTH • MAY 1ST
Upper Beach Attractive 2 Bed $1,200 Inc.
All former students & staff welcome
2 BDRM 2 FLOOR
Call 416-271-5203 ViewIt.ca#147555
View info @ vimeo.com/85037847
2-BEDROOM BEACHES APT
ture, aviation, military, poetry, sports, Books, 53 Dixon Ave. 416-694-1329 or
Books wanted: art, photography, literamusic, Canadiana, etc. Inno Dubelaar
Cottage for Rent
@ 191 Kenilworth
Private Suites Kitchen/Fireplace “Trip Advisor Approved”
New professionally installed kitchens. Brand new elevator. Quiet private park setting. Very close to beach, shopping, public transit, all amenities.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Ads must be paid for at time of placement email@example.com * 416-698-1164 x 22 2196 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON, M4E 2C7
COZY SUITES INN
Apartment/ Home for Rent
BLIND AMBITION Custom Window Coverings Drapes, Blinds, Valances Also Duvet Covers, Shams, etc. For estimate call
by finn Custom Blinds - Drapery 416-465-6292 firstname.lastname@example.org (6)
CLEARY’S HOME DECORATING SERVICES
Experienced, eclectic Beach resident offering a variety of affordable, flexible and practical support services to entrepreneurs and small business. QuickBooks training also available short or long term.
From painting to choosing the right colours and accessories, I can help you create a space that you will love for years to come. Reasonable & affordable. Contact Frances 416.985.2049 email@example.com (8)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
SLIP-ON SLIPCOVERS & Soft Furnishings Slipons.ca Cynthia Lovat-Fraser 416-575-6113
CAMPBELL CREW STUDENTS WILL AID IN CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION, LANDSCAPING, YARD CLEANUP, MOVING ASSISTANCE, PET CARE. GOOD RATES; NO JOB TOO SMALL.
RYAN 647-924-8532 416-698-4345
picturethis.designstudio B&W DISPOSAL Backyard Basement Garage cleanups Rubbish Removal Small Demolitions Free Estimates
Colour consultations, painting, custom art, home organization
HIRE THE LIGHTING EXPERT YOUR DESIGNER CONSULTS Cut out the middle man. Industry insider with access to discounts on fixtures and accessories available for decor and design jobs.
WAYNE&SON RUBBISH REMOVAL - COMPLETE RECYCLING - DEMOLITION SPECIALISTS
416-264-1495 CELL 416-567-4019
WASTE REMOVAL + RECYCLING + DEMOLITION MINIMUM LOAD $60 CALL MARY OR JOHN
416 690 0117 416 569 3236 C. SPECIALISTS
MR. FIX-IT PROFESSIONAL, MATURE, RELIABLE RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS
RUBBISH REMOVAL Specializing in: Residential Demolition, Rubbish Removal, Garage, Basement & Yard Cleanups Driveway Friendly Rental Bins Available FULLY INSURED
“Always on Time and on Budget” • Junk and Rubbish Removal • Hazardous Waste Pick-up • Small and Big Moves • All Kinds of Delivery Services incl. cottage country
MAN WITH PICK-UP TRUCK For light moves/deliveries, cleanups, etc. • firewood available Efficient. Best rates. Call Max (6)
EXPRESS JUNK REMOVAL 24 HRS 16’ Cube Van & Pick up Truck Service (9)
Rubbish Removal, Demolition, Basement, Backyard & Garage Clean-ups. Home Improvements. Seniors Discount. Tree Clean up. We Recycle All Materials.
NASH TRASH & JUNK REMOVAL If I haul your trash, I’ll save you cash and your back. Fast friendly service. Free estimate. Also provide yard waste and tree removal. (7) Ryan 647-380-9722
Pet Services Walks Tailored To Your Dog’s Needs 5 Star Boarding w/pick-up/drop off Pet Visits/Sitting/Medications Exemplary Loving Caring Service Insured and References Available (5/15)
Veterinary Technician with 20 yrs experience provides excellent care - Home visits - Boarding in my home - Experienced in giving oral, I.V. and sub-Q medications - Nail trims, grooming matted fur - References
BEACH PUPPY LOVE - Providing loving care to beach pets since 2003 - Flexible scheduling - Dog walking, pet sitting, in home boarding - Bonded & Insured
416 389 9234
Experienced and reliable care for your pet. Dog walking, cat sitting, and boarding for small animals, birds, and reptiles. Lynn 416 698 9866 (6)
by Zak’s Moms Cat or dog visits or sitting Dog boarding 416 691-8222 firstname.lastname@example.org references
EUROPEAN CLEAN THE HOUSE AND APARTMENT CLEANING COMPANY
ALONE AT HOME PET CARE • Over 12 years professional experience including innoculations • Insured and Bonded • Veterinarian trained & recommended • Member of Pet Sitters International
416-200-4471 www.alonepetcare.com (4/15)
RILEYS’ WINDOW CLEANING A family business since 1956
Window & Eaves Cleaning Gutter Filter Installation
Home & Office Cleaning & Organizing Services Weekly • Bi-weekly • One time cleaning Reliable & efficient
BEACHES PROPERTY MAINTENANCE -EAVESTROUGHS CLEANING -LAWN CUTTING -SPRING PROPERTY CLEAN-UPS
(416) 414-5883 email@example.com
EUROPEAN CLEANING LADIES
offer complete and thorough cleaning service for your house • office • condo Call Ilona 416-427-3815 (11)
HOUSECLEANING WHO HAS TIME ANYMORE? 647 886 8303
Have you seen your floors lately?
THE CLEANING SERVICES OF STEVEN PICTON Personalized Residential Housekeeping 30 yrs. experience. References
647 980 4973
firstname.lastname@example.org Serving Beach/EY for 15 years Tuesdays available Email or 647 710 1418
Rob Hiemstra - GOPROGUITAR (8)
HELP WITH MATH & ENGLISH
THE STUDY STUDIO Proven success with thousands of Beach area students for 12 years
1226 Kingston Road 416-690-6116 www.thestudystudio.com Specialized programs for grades 3-12 and beyond in all subjects. Jennifer Wilson B.Ed. (21/15) Kim Rauch B.Ed.
Cleaning and organizing superheroes Eco-friendly Local with references Kelly 647-889-4752 (16)
Bach to ROCK We teach it all!
Kingston Rd/Vic Park
Professional Recording Artist and instructor providing vocal lessons and coaching in all styles. Piano, vocal, guitar and theory instruction available in Studio. All ages. Inquire about in home services.
CARPET, UPHOLSTERY RUG CLEANING
Susan Kohlhepp 416-690-2289
BEST JOB & PRICE GUARANTEED
Inchworm Preschool * 3 months - 5 yrs old; F/T or P/T * Cozy homecare setting * individually taught reading program, crafts, outdoor fun... Gainsborough Rd.
Mentoring 2 Success
How prepared are you for University next Fall? • Experienced Guidance from PhD Mentors • 1:1 Tutoring in Applying for Scholarships • College Prep Helping students apply & transition to University/ College for 17+ years. 647-833-7254 mentoring2success.com (7)
Child Care Available
LeRoux Froebel Bilingual School
BALMY BEACH COMMUNITY DAY CARE We provide a positive, encouraging environment for children 2 1/2 yrs to 12 yrs in a licensed, non-profit, parent-board day care. Info. or to register
BEACHES PROPERTY MAINTENANCE -LAWN CUTTING - SPRING PROPERTY CLEAN-UPS - OVERSEEDING/FERTILIZATION - HEDGE TRIMMING - EAVESTROUGH CLEANING (7)
• SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1976 •
Nurturing, supportive care, flexible hours. Early Childhood Education Specialists to answer your questions. Call 416-698-0750
- SPRING Clean-up - Weekly & biweekly maintenance - Annual & seasonal planting - Seasonal Containers - Garden Design
CANADIAN TREE CARE Tree & Shrub: shaping, thinning, pruning, planting Deadwood or Complete Removal Storm Damage, Dangerous Limbs
Toronto: 416-434-3209 London: 519-636-9222 email@example.com
tion and planting, Lawn Care, Handyman. firstname.lastname@example.org 647-462-2715
Green Apple Landscaping Award Winning Design & Build
25 years Experience High Quality • On Schedule One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Living Spaces (r)
Green Apple Landscaping Front yard parking pads Drawings • Permits • Build 416-288-1499 (r)
STONEHENGE LANDSCAPE • DESIGN & BUILD
416-467-6059 www.stonehengedesignbuild.com (r)
TRADITIONAL & PERIOD LANDSCAPE CONCEPTS SERVICES INCLUDE: •Natural Stone & Interlock • Custom Woodwork Decks & Fencing • Planting Schemes of Formal & Natural Beauty Call The Professionals
TRADITIONAL & PERIOD LANDSCAPE CONCEPTS The Professionals since 1971 COMPLETE ONE STOP SERVICE FREE CONSULTATION & FIXED PRICE QUOTATION (NOT JUST AN ESTIMATE)
GARDEN CARE & ADVICE
cleanup - pruning - planting readied for sale - vacation care maintenance - consultation
416-693-5143 Creating Award Winning Gardens
Allison 416-693-7214 email@example.com
Spring Clean-up Pruning. Planting Summer Maintenance Seasonal Custom Planters firstname.lastname@example.org 416.459.8263 (7)
Serving the Beach For 20 Years! • Specializing in Interlock, Retaining Walls • All Natural Stone Work, Decks, Fences • Sodding, Planting,Water Features, Lighting, Etc. HARRY
BEACHES PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
VICTORIA GARDENING 647-766-7875 (7)
Mowing and lawnseeding Shrub + small tree pruning Planting • Yard clean-ups Small carpentry & interlock repair jobs. All done with the greatest care for your property and the environment!
Greg 416-693-8678 www.carbontip-toe.com
John, Master Gardener
• Design and Construction •
ALL LAWN AND GARDEN
DAY CARE CONNECTION LICENSED, NON-PROFIT HOME CHILD CARE
CLEAN UP • HEDGE TRIMMING LANDSCAPING • PLANTING IN LAWN MOWING • TRIMMING (r)
Creating beautiful outdoor spaces
•18 months to 12 years •Preschool daycare & after school program 72 Main St.
- 18 years experience - large renovated playroom with bathroom and kitchen dedicated just for the daycare - snacks and lunch provided - large fenced in play area - 6 months - 3 years - CPR certified yearly - full and part time available Call 416 690-5588 (8)
Garden Design & Service
Garden & Tree
(university student) for high school Biology, Chemistry, French, English (incl. ESL), Math (Gr. 9-10) $15/hr
Spring Clean up, Garden prepara-
OCT certified teacher, over 20 years experience, highly qualified (former dept head in a Senior highschool for Fr. Imm.)
Planting • Maintenance Pruning • Planters
Contact: Marion @ 647-406-4681 or: email@example.com (7)
- property clean ups - weekly/biweekly cut, trim, blow - starting at $15/week
on educational outings, vegetable and fruit gardens, pets and good nutrition. Fenced yards, excellent references and very reliable. Barb 416 429 9982 (6)
TUTORING All Welcome
AWARD WINNING HOME DAYCARE!
French / German / Spanish
Eloise at 416.691.5799
Looking to share our wonderful nanny with another family in the Earl Haig/Earl Beatty/ St. Brigid area. Email
We have a beautiful space located just east of Gerrard and Woodbine. Excellent programming and organic lunches are served! Servicing children from toddler to 5 yrs. For more information please call
INDIV/GRP TUITION IN YOUR HOME QUALIFIED + EXPERIENCED TEACHER, K-12 PROVEN SUCCESS - REFS AVAILABLE (10)
Roses pruned when Forsythia bloom. Also do designs & planting. Call Heather
• end of year catch-up • • in-depth homework/test help • • essay-writing + study skills • • numeracy + literacy support •
16 years of Peace of mind while your child has FUN!!!
Ted Reeve Arena
184 MAIN ST. across from
I have a very active program with emphasis
Still never learned to play? Hardly played in years? Might play if it were more fun? Think you’re too old? Too busy? Not musically inclined? Not true! I’ll prove it to you! Let’s talk. :)
The benefit of having a home cleaner is obvious. Hiring a small devoted cleaning service is smart!
STEAM CLEANING LTD.
who has 8 albums released. Lessons can include technique, dealing with stagefright, finding your own voice, song writing, learning to accompany yourself and mentoring. $50/hr Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (7)
• weekly • bi weekly • monthly
647 390 2374
Assisting Students for 6+ yrs.
glen’s home cleaning
S e e o u r a d p a g e 12
• PLAYROOM • CHILDCARE REGISTRY • • LIBRARY • BABY TIME MON 1:30 PM WORKSHOPS EVERY 2ND THURSDAY
Call Rose at 416-699-8585
Garden clean-ups, planting, pruning, weeding and ongoing maintenance. Call Karen or Lisa 416 691 5978 email@example.com (6)
FOR ADULTS WITH CHILDREN
S inging Lessons with a signed singer songwriter
Outdoor Spring clean-ups too!
Karen for the Garden
A licensed non-profit child care ser ving the Upper Beach for 28 years. w w w. E a s t To r o n to V i l l a g e . c o m THE BEST THERE IS!
B I R T H TO S I X Y E A R S
EAST TORONTO VILLAGE
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
PIANO TUNING REPAIRS
call ALBERTO 416 690 9389 for
Adult Beginner Guitar Lessons
I would love to get your best friend out for either walks or play. I have experience with older and special needs dogs. Pet sitting also available.
TO SERVE AND RESPECT
“Humanely dealing with troublesome wildlife”
- property clean ups - weekly/biweekly cut, trim, blow - starting at $15/week
Loving • Caring • Experienced
Best Prices/Free Estimates
Call Candy at 416 691-3170
Rehearse at Waverley Rd. Baptist Church Thurs. at 5 to 6:15...(then adjourn to the pub) Men especially needed.
Menagerie Pet Services
BILLY THE KID
Tree clean ups Reno, Backyard and Garage clean ups Call 416 821-4065 (6)
CAT CARE SERVICE
Call Hakan: 416 899-3980
RICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL
Brendalee 416-804-5545 PAWSSITTER.COM
• Bio-degradable, non-allergenic products used • Drying time 3-4 hours • Bonded, insured, certified Free At Home Estimates!
PAWS SIT STAY
Backyard • Basement Garage & Office Cleanup Fast, Friendly, Reliable Service Ministry of the Environment Lic. 14-40 yd Roll Off Container Service 11 yd pick-up truck service Excavation & Bobcat Service
10+ years experience Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Painting, and Handy Work. Randall 416-450-0599 email:MRFIXIT@rogers.com
Call Bob 416-699-5306 cell 416-459-4137
SCARBOROUGH DISPOSAL LTD. WASTE REMOVAL & EXCAVATION
Join a jazz choir NOW!
Same day service guarantee Open from Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
Kevin 416-691-8503 (6)
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
BEACH METRO NEWS
-LAWN CUTTING -SPRING PROPERTY CLEAN-UPS -OVERSEEDING/FERTILIZATION -HEDGE TRIMMING -EAVESTROUGH CLEANING
(416) 414-5883 firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE BEACH LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS • Weekly & Bi-Weekly Lawn Cutting • Spring Clean-ups • Flower Bed Maintenance • Fertilization & Aeration • Hedge Trimming & Pruning • Seeding & Sodding
BEACH METRO NEWS
Traditional stone walls, steps, paths, patios & interlock. Landscaping solutions to customize your space.
www.scotstonecontracting.com Call Scott 416.858.2452 (7)
Starting from $34.00 *Packing supplies & services * Local moving * Long distance moving * Storage * Licensed & Insured
LAWN MAINTENANCE COMPLETE LANDSCAPING • CLEANUPS SPRING & FALL • FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED • DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS (16)
Fresh Green (9)
STONESCAPE 25 yrs experience
Interlocking Stone • Planters Retaining Walls • Steps • Fences Decks • Sodding
Neighborhood Gardening Services Unbelievably Affordable Seasonal yard cleanup, Planting, pruning, fertilizing Woodland garden design Any reasonable request Security Approved Contact: Tim Conway
Make a fresh start to the season and have two certified garden designers coach you and give design suggestions to transform your garden from ordinary to stunning.
LAWN IN ORDER
10 years in the beach Spring clean-ups, fertilizer Garden Beds, Mulch, Seed Lawn & Hedge Maintenance email@example.com
BEACHES LANDSCAPE LIGHTING HIGH QUALITY, LED LIGHTING FIXTURES FOR TREES, PATHWAYS AND DECKS. DESIGN AND INSTALLATION. DC LIGHTING ON HOMESTARS FOR REVIEWS. (13)
www.thegoodmoves.com Call Hakan: 416 899-3980 (8)
A.S.M. MOVERS REASONABLE RATES
PAINTING & DECORATING Interior • Exterior Residential • Commercial Plastering • Drywall
2 Men + Truck $49/hr Office • Apt. Deliveries 416-830-8183
MAN WITH CARGO VAN - will do small moving jobs - local or long distance - removal & pick up of various items (6)
WE MOVE FOR LESS! Accurate work & reasonable rates
416-999-MOVE (6683) Watch our videos at
Toilets • Faucets Leaks • Drains Very affordable All work guaranteed (416) 558-8453
STEVE’S PAINTING & REPAIRS INTERIOR • EXTERIOR WORK For strength, durability and finish, it’s all about the prep. Have it done right, the first time. References, free estimates. Beach Resident
PROFESSIONAL PAINTER Richard Durocher Interior & Exterior Small to Mid-size jobs (9)
Interior and Exterior Residential & Commercial • Free estimates Specialized in Residential Painting Reasonable rates for small or big jobs.
416-854-4360 www.paulospainting.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
BEACH PLUMBING Small Repairs to complete houses Renovations
Call now for free quote 416-702-5874 When you want the job done right, call a girl! (10)
Simone’s Painting and Renovations Professional work with a personal touch. Free estimates. 416-578-1221 (10)
- Free Estimates - Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Metallic Surfaces - Fully Trained/Insured, BBB accredited - 3 Year Written Guarantee - National Multiple Sclerosis Sponsor - Committed to the Beaches
20% Discount off any competitor’s written quotation. Discount for seniors and single parent. Lic. Master Plumber • Free estimates Patrick 647-404-7139 (8/15)
Plumbing & Drains All types of plumbing work. Smallest leak - complete bath reno. Internal & external drain excavating. Call the professionals 416-480-0622
24 hr. - lic# P1624
Cascade Plumbing “Quick and reliable service”
All types of plumbing services! “Drain cleaning and Power Washing Camera inspections with locator” We take emergency calls! Affordable rates. (10.)
ATLANTIS PLUMBING DRAINS
Heating, Boilers & Radiator Repairs Reno, Repairs - LICENSED (6r)
Electric Lic: 7006786
COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICES RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
416-833-3006 Big or small we do them all
Celebrating 40 yrs in the Beaches Knob & Tube rewire Service/Panel upgrades Renovations / Small jobs Commercial Industrial Residential
PANEL & SERVICE UPGRADE TROUBLESHOOTING & WIRING ANY KIND OF SMALL OR BIG JOB. REASONABLE PRICE
Call: 416.939.7833 Lic# 7009221
N.D. TREEN ELECTRIC ECRA/ESA Lic#7001629
Free Estimates Work performed by Master Eelctrician Panel Changes • Pot Lights Interconnected Smoke Detectors Knob & Tube Replacement Dale Treen 416-882-6701 firstname.lastname@example.org (9)
Retired Journeyman Electrician Available for small electrical jobs. New construction or renovations. Call 647-888-7887 (6)
Residential • Commercial - Knob & Tube Wiring - Service Panel Upgrades - Renovations & Alterations Call Marc 416-910-1235 (7)
Glenn 416 837 9298
DECKS, FENCES LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLES IN THE BEACH. DESIGN + BUILD. SUPER CARPENTRY, FINISHING, LANDSCAPE DESIGN + SERVICES.
EAVESTROUGH CLEANING (6)
Shingles • Flats Roof Repairs • Metal Work Eavestroughing & Siding Waterproofing • Since 1984 Met. Lic. B-16-964
Flat Roof Specialists Shingle Roofing Roof Top Decks Residential & Commercial Family Owned Over 30 Years Seniors Discount
LANIGAN’S -Flat Roofs-Shingles-Eavestrough Toronto Fire/Police References An Honest Family Service (r)
Queen St. Roofing
•Shingle Roofs •Flat Roofs •Siding •Roof Repairs •Eavestroughing Insured • Met. Lic. B15515 For a Free Estimate ask for Lawrence
Free Estimates • Metro Lic. B17416
THOSE ROOFERS Don’t call them, call those roofers ALL TYPES OF ROOFS
- Shingles & Flats- Repair & Tune ups - Cedar & Slate - Re-roofs & new work
Doug 416-871-1734 Jeff 647-686-8103
Cleaned, Repaired & Replaced
MARK 416 447-9631 BLACKJACK ROOFING (6)
TAYLOR & SHAND CONTRACTING
Shingles, Flat roofs, Brick & Cement work. Waterproofing, Facia Siding, Aluminum Soffit Decks, Interlocking, Reno’s
KINGSTON RD ROOFING For all your roofing needs
35 years in the Beaches Marty 416 579 6534 Roger 416 579 6548 KingstonRoadRoofing.ca (5/15)
Lic - Insured • Free Estimate
CITY WIDE ROOFING
For all your roofing needs In the Beaches since 1974 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
416-690-1430 • 416-266-8953 email@example.com www.citywideroofing.ca (19/14)
KEW BEACH ROOFING GENERAL CONTRACTING
• CARPENTRY / TRIM • DRYWALL / TAPING • FINISHED BASEMENTS “Serving the Beach Since 1980”
HANDYMAN SERVICES “No Job Too Small”
Flat Roofs and Shingles Aluminum Siding • Fascia Soffit Sky Lights • Eavestrough
•CARPENTRY •PLUMBING •ELECTRICAL •PAINTING •STAINING •DRYWALL REPAIR •PARGING •DECK & FENCE REPAIR •MINOR REPAIRS
Over Twenty-five Years in the Beach
THE ROOF WHISPERER
Your Neighborhood Roofer Metro Licensed, Insured, WSIB No subcontracting, specialized in flat roofs and skylights Warranties on any Roof Repair www.theroofwhisperer.ca (6/15)
We keep you dry from top to bottom
& WATER PROOFING
Flat Roofs & Shingles Aluminum Siding ~ Fascia & Soffit Eavestrough Cleaned & Replaced Tuck Pointing & Much More
trimwork, doors, railings storage, porches, gates repairs / restorations unusual requests
“oftentimes, a repair is all you really need”
• REBUILD • RESTORE • REPAIR 10% off Call Richard 416-265-4351 (6)
Lic. & Ins.
Shingles • Flats • Cedar Free Estimates Residential & Commercial Tel: 416-752-6453 Cell: 416-788-9020
No Roofing, siding, eaves or masonry repair or replacement project is too small. Call our roofing contractor alliance! We dispatch pre-qualified independent contractors who offer 10 year workmanship warranties and have legal businesses, WSIB and liability insurance. License #B-21792
J. BROW ROOFING
Accomplished Finish Carpenter 25 yrs exp PORCHES, DECKS, FENCES CABINETRY, BUILT-INS INT/EXT TRIM & STAIRCASES
416-694-7497 ~ 416-423-4245
VISA / MC / AMERICAN EXPRESS (11)
Andrew Call or Text
FREE ESTIMATES 15% less best price guaranteed Work done by Andrew Clayton
Master of Carpentry specializing in interior & exterior finishing, decks, stairs, windows, doors, railings, book shelving, feature walls and much more. Putting quality first.
Metro Lic. # E-594 / ACP # M-R1507
MBX ELECTRIC LTD.
DRAINS • SINKS TOILETS • LEAKS FAUCETS • TAPS $25 OFF ANY SERVICE W/THIS AD Call Rickey Rooter
416-265-4558 Cell 416-727-1595
Proud To Have Served Our Community For Over 50 Years Specializing in Service Upgrades and Knob & Tube Wiring
Master Electrician Lic. ESA ECRA #7000314
PLUMBING PROBLEMS ??
ECRA/ESA#7003913•ACP approved (18)
Mobile: 416-834-8474 Office: 416-757-6537
SISK ELECTRIC CO. LTD.
50 years in the Beach
Call Paul at 416 602 2128
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Artist Wing Yee Tong speaks with a visitor to her Good Yarns trading post – a non-commercial kiosk hand-knit from flagging tape that she set up in Robertson Parkette and other places along Danforth Avenue last week for Art of the Danforth. Inside, Tong invited people to share their “yarns” by telling stories, drawing pictures, or bartering small things. PHOTO: ANDREW HUDSON
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Surrounded by fellow Liberals at his May 8 nomination, Potts said he sees Beaches-East York as a key swing riding for his party, though he admits it will not be easy to unseat the NDP’s Michael Prue, who Beach and East York voters have elected to Queen’s Park four times since 2001. That didn’t stop Phillipe Murphy Rheaume, vicepresident of the Liberal riding association, from sending some brave words his way: “On June 12, we’ll finally send Michael Prue and his sweater packing.” Prue’s trademark sweater was nowhere to be seen when Beach Metro News visited his campaign office last week. The former East York mayor was in shirtsleeves, still getting his office ready to go on day one of the 36-day campaign. Asked for the standout issue in Beaches-East York, Prue said it all depends what part of the riding you’re standing in. “All politics is local,” he said. In the Beach, the big issues are how to preserve Queen Street’s small-town feel and reform the Ontario Municipal Board. In the last session, Prue put forward a bill that would give Toronto planners a full year before developers could launch an OMB appeal, rather than four months. Prue also supported a bill by fellow NDP MPP Rosario Marchese that would remove Toronto from OMB jurisdiction. “It was sad because the City of Toronto asked, with a near-unanimous vote, for the authority to set up their own appeal mechanism,” he said, adding that
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the OMB is “an anachronistic, horrible body.” “I favour abolishing it for all large municipalities,” he said. In the Upper Beach north of Kingston Road, Prue said seniors’ care, poverty, and immigration services become larger issues. Along the Danforth, he said many waiters, hairdressers, and other service workers would benefit from his bill to prevent owners from collecting part of their tips – a bill that had all-party support, but died on the order paper when the election was called. In the former East York, where Prue was first elected as a councillor in 1988, and then mayor, he said the key issues are overcrowding in schools, the lack of a French high school, and the roll-out of all-day kindergarten. Prue, 65, notes that he is the only candidate of the three major parties who actually lives in the BeachesEast York riding. “I think it’s important that you understand your community,” he said. “I can tell you where every street is. I know faces from everywhere, not always names.” Prue said in his five years as mayor of East York, he had no tax increases, paid off the city’s debt, and built new infrastructure. As an MPP, he has served as the NDP’s finance critic, and said it’s unconscionable that Ontario is running such large deficits that debt servicing is now the third-highest expense. “I live the dream,” he said. “I would like us to be government, and I would like to be finance minister.” “I think I could turn this place around.”
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