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ALI RAZA aliraza@yrmg.com After Kevin MacKenzie and Catherine Landry lost their home to a fire, the response from the community has been a "very humbling experience" for their family. Their home at 46 Wilf Morden Rd. was engulfed in flames the morning of Feb. 6. While Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services quickly arrived and handled the fire, the family lost most of their possessions. In response, the community has set up fundraisers, a bank account to make donations and has planned a fundraising event for March 17. "We cannot turn around in the community without an act of kindness being demonstrated to us," MacKenzie said. "We go into a restaurant and someone recognizes us and tries to buy us lunch. We go into Shoppers’ and the em-

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Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Location: 6240 Main Street, Stouffville Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has begun the detailed design phase for the reconstruction of Burkholder Street, Russel Avenue and Blake Street. Construction will begin on Burkholder Street in 2017. Construction on Russel Avenue and Blake Street will follow in 2018. The detailed design reflects the comments and feedback received at the previous Public Information Centre held on November 16, 2016. The detailed design is exploring the updating of the streetscape (consistent with heritage considerations), repaving the streets once underground utilities and curbs have been installed, replacing the existing sanitary sewer on all three streets, replacing the watermain and adding a new storm sewer on Burkholder Street and Russel Avenue and construction of new sidewalks. A third Public Information Centre will be held to present the detailed design concepts to the public and to obtain additional input and feedback from interested residents. Following the Public Information Centre, comments will continue to be received for consideration until Wednesday, March 15, 2017. All presentation material and the comment sheet will be made available at www.townofws.ca/pics no later than March 2nd, 2017

Procedural By-law Amendments Housekeeping amendments for the Notice Provision in the Council Procedural By-law 2016-001-RE will be discussed at the February 21, 2017 Council Meeting at 3 p.m. Any comments can be directed to Isabel Leung, Deputy Clerk at isabel.leung@townofws.ca or ext. 2321.


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BILL C-36 Bill C-36 was ushered in under the Tories in 2014 and considers the selling of sex as legal, but makes the buying of "sexual services" a criminal offence. It also makes it illegal for anyone to communicate for the purpose of prostitution and bans advertising the sexual services of others.

JEREMY GRIMALDI jgrimaldi@yrmg.com Onyx Ronin lives in the shadows when she’s at work. She and countless women like her occupy the grey areas of law, somewhere between legitimacy and criminality. Society at large might prefer to forget her profession exists, rather than admit it’s not only real, but a flourishing industry. She’s a "body rubber," as defined by the laws that govern her career. She has never been arrested and says she sees police "maybe once a year." People might think Ronin, her working name, and her peers destroy families and corrupt men. But she sees her job in a different light and believes you should, too. "I feel that I relieve a lot of road rage," she said during a recent interview. "People are stressed in this world; when they’re on the table, they are happy and relaxed. When I’m touching someone, I feel relaxed and comfortable and I’m sharing an experience with someone. "It’s about selling intimacy, the human touch, to feel connected to someone else." The 28-year-old employee of the female-owned MUSE Spa, which has locations in Vaughan and Toronto, is open about her work. She says "there’s nothing wrong with having sex for money," although that’s not what she does.

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Onyx Ronin is a body rubber (masseuse). She is standing up for the profession and saying the laws should be changed to better protect the women involved. "People do all sorts of things for money," she says. "I don’t understand why we are so stuck on this idea that sexuality can’t be commodified in this one particular way when people accept it being commodified in so many other ways." At the spa, she gives "full body erotic massages" largely to men aged 40 to 50. She says MUSE targets men at a higher price point, suggesting her clients are rarely, if ever, intoxicated, and very "respectful." But she says she can’t speak

generally about her profession: "As for other girls, I don’t know." Ronin studied classical music at the University of Toronto, before studying sex work as part of her master’s degree at York University. After graduation, she worked retail jobs. She entered the industry at 25 and immediately saw an extraordinary jump in pay, she says, explaining she now makes between $80 and $300 an hour. According to MUSE’s website, 30 minutes with an attendant costs $120, $40

for a "door fee" and $80 of which goes to the attendant. Ronin decided to share her story and opinions after MUSE’s Vaughan location was robbed on Dec. 28, 2016. At the time, York Regional Police Det. Sgt. Dave Noseworthy said many massage parlours don’t report robberies because neither employers nor employees want publicity. That, says Ronin, shows the law, in its current form, doesn’t properly protect workers in the sex trade. "I would like to see law-

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makers looking through the lens that there’s nothing morally wrong with providing sexual services for money," she said. "I would like them to ask, ’How can we help people work without shame and afford them the same rights that everyone else is protected by law?’" The current law, a complicated set of guidelines, criminalizes the buying of sex and the advertising of "sexual services", York police Det. Sgt. Thai Truong explained. Ian McLeod, a spokes-

person for the Department of Justice, says any person who purchases sexual services, including manual masturbation, in any place, including a massage parlour, commits an offence. McLeod added that the Minister of Justice has committed to monitoring the impacts of Bill C-36, which regulates prostitution. Ronin, like others in her trade, needs a municipality-issued licence that has her name, photograph and home address to work as a "body rubber." She must also pass a communicable disease test.She suggests the federal government needs to draft new measures to ensure women and girls are not being forced into the profession and exploited. She envisions a society where all sex workers are in constant contact with the authorities, which would improve the chances of helping those that don’t want to be there. "It should be legal and protected, just like every other job," she said. Ronin says her job doesn’t suit everyone and businesses see a high turnover, but she insists that her experience has been positive. "As much as this job is not for everyone, it is for me," she said. "I’m a normal person, I am a happy person. I am choosing to do this."

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This handsome young man is our very own chef, Kulam, the culinary wizard who is responsible for both our deli kitchen and commissary. Having worked by his side for countless caterings and functions, I can personally attest that this guy can do it all in the kitchen, but his specialty from day one at the store are his superb soups. His adept seasoning and technique can coax the most flavour out of any meat or vegetable. This weekend we’ll feature his mother’s Coconut Chicken & OFF Rice Soup. Reg. $8.99. Now

Ever since the government had the most excellent idea of creating a new holiday in the winter, we’ve used it as a chance to feature some old recipes sourced from the childhoods of our various staff members. I would have liked to feature a recipe from my childhood, but apparently “buttered pasta with cheddar cheese”, “French toast dinner” and “scrambled eggs” were not gourmet When the local IGA closed, several of their employees came to the VG and were vital in our transition to our current enough options for location. One of these migrants, Mariella, started managing our deli but it wasn’t long before she was on our ad. Seriously, the frontlines in pretty well every department, making sure the whole store runs smoothly. you could never One time I asked for her advice on how to prepare a Lasagna and before I knew it I had two tote bags imagine a pickier full of groceries which became about 25lbs of baked pasta after several hours of gruelling labour. To eater as a kid, I date it’s the best lasagna I’ve ever had, nothing else has been even close. She grew up on a diet uses fresh pasta layered with a meat sauce of veal and beef, mozzarella and fresh consisting purely ricotta mixed with sautéed spinach and garlic and topped with parmesan. We’ll of carbs and 8X5 have these in family size containers for you to take home. mischief. CONTAINER

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The hallmark of many of her recipes is the simple, no-nonsense way they were prepared. I don’t know if there’s one dish that shows that off quite so much as her Egg Salad. We hardboil eggs for this every morning, and chop them with a little bit onion, salt, pepper and mayo to a chunky consistency, because as Doreen would tell you, overblending an egg salad is a most egregious mistake. Doreen believed that a real Egg Salad Sandwich should be on fresh sliced bread with only a little butter, no lettuce and most certainly no tomato. You’ll find these at the café.

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The town is still struggling with staffing issues. Most recently, human resources manager Pavlina Thompson is "no longer with the town" according the spokesperson Glenn Jackson. Posts on social media noted that development services director Mary Hall resigned. Jackson said that is not true and that Hall is still employed by the town. But Thompson’s exit marks a steady and continuing pace of staff departures since Jan. 1, 2015. Indeed it was Thompson who revealed during council meeting in April 2016 that 30 staff members had left the town. That number continues to increase with her departure. She was not available for comment. Jackson had nothing more to say: "because it’s an HR issue, we have no further statement." Shortly after the exodus was revealed, Thompson oversaw an HR plan to address major concerns regarding the staff departures. She is now the fourth HR manager since Jan. 1, 2015 to have left the town. Keeping a permanent Chief Administrative Officer - the position that oversees the HR department has also been elusive task for the town. While former CAO Marc Pourvahidi held the role from May 5, 2015 to Nov. 18, 2016 after being the acting CAO from March to May 2015, he was dismissed due to a "personnel matter" after a lengthy leave of absence. His successor - Fire Chief Rob McKenzie - only held the position for two weeks before passing the baton to leisure and community services director Rob Raycroft. Last December, Raycroft announced his resignation from the CAO position effective end of February 2017. His leaked resignation letter highlighted "aggressive behaviour or threats of being sued/harassment charges on the phone" as his reasons for leaving the post. Jackson said Raycroft would remain as acting CAO until a new CAO was hired. A "recruitment process" is "currently underway" he confirmed. That process costs $21,000. "There are no names to be mentioned, the process has begun," Jackson said. "Council and the CAO’s office are using a recruiter service to replace the CAO."

It would be nothing short of blasphemy to feature family recipes without mentioning the matriarch of the Village Grocer, my grandmother, Doreen. She may no longer work at the store, but her presence can still be felt in more than just her recipes that we still use to this day; it’s her keen attention to detail and the desire to always put the customer first that she’s instilled in our business and brought to the forefront of our ideology.


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Stouffville’s Nadine Carter earns Jr. Citizen Award A 13-year-old Whitchurch-Stouffville girl will soon be accorded one of this province’s highest distinctions - the 2016 Ontario Junior Citizen Award. Nadine Carter, a Grade 8 student attending Glad Park Public School along with 12 others, will be honoured by Ontario Lt.Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswill at a Queen’s Park ceremony next month. The tribute is sponsored annually by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association in co-operation with the Toronto Dominion Bank. Nadine’s recommendation was placed before the committee by Jim Mason, recently retired editor of the Stouffville Sun-Tribune. The submission was accompanied by several supporting letters. It was through Nadine’s diligent efforts that belated acknowledgments were finally paid to First

World War pilot Capt. A. Roy Brown through the placing of a permanent military headstone for both he and wife Edythe at Toronto’s Necropolis Cemetery. Two engraved plaques have also been established, one in Stouffville’s Memorial Park and another at what was once the Brown family farm, now Rolling Hills Golf and Country Club, Bethesda. It was Brown who shot down a plane piloted by renowned German air ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the "Red Baron." In doing so, he reportedly saved the life of a fellow squadron member. While modest concerning her achievement, Nadine, a resident of Lemonville, admits she’s pleased with the project’s result and thanks Glad Park staff teacher Terry Sinclair for his assistance. During a recent visit to the Brown grave, Nadine placed a bouquet of roses

JIM THOMAS Roaming Around at the marker’s base. At last summer’s Strawberry Festival she was appropriately recognized. Nadine is one of four girls in the family of David and Chantal Carter. Two sisters, Katelynn and Emily are graduates of Stouffville District Secondary School. Claire is a Grade 9 student attending Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School in Markham. Nadine says her choice as a recipient of the Ontario Junior Citizen Award came as a complete surprise. "I’m very happy," she says.

Prior to the Queen’s Park ceremony, all guests will be accommodated at a luncheon atop Toronto’s CD Bank Tower. You’ve made our town proud. A life of laughter "Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone". This was a motto practised by Stouffville’s Marjorie Bowes, an axiom mirrored in the hearts and minds of everyone she knew. Marjorie passed away peacefully Jan. 29, at Parkview Home, Stouffville in her 91st year. While her married life was spent somewhat within the shadow of husband Harry, a longtime member and chairman of the York Region District School Board, Marjorie proved herself a professional following graduation from the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy. She owned and man-

aged her own drugstore on St. Clair Avenue. Following their move to Stouffville in 1967, they purchased Houston Pharmacy at the corner of Main and Church Streets. They also took a combined interest in all community events including activities at Branch 459 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Harry served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Service was held from the O’Neill Funeral Home, Stouffville, Feb. 4. Surviving are two sons, Wayne and Brian, (Katharine); two grandchildren, Leah and Christopher; a brother Donald, Westland, Mich. and a sister June, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A master craftsman He was a master craftsman whose carpentry skills remain visible throughout Markham, Richmond Hill and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Bruce vander Bent, a longtime resident at Kennedy Road, Markham, passed away Jan. 31 at the Mackenzie Health Centre, Richmond Hill. He was 83. While building re-construction was his trade, Bruce had other abilities that made him a familiar name within the area. As a hymn-leader, he gave unsparingly of his time at Heise Hill church; the Cober church; St. James Presbyterian church and Parkview Village. He was a member of the York Region HolsteinFriesian Association. Heise Hill church was filled to capacity for the funeral Feb. 5 with interment the adjoining cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Earl, (Michael); Donna Cober and one son Larry. Also two sister, Marie Brillinger and Dorothy Barkey.

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writing that motivates him. Indeed, it’s a craft he’s polished after decades of writing, but it’s his dedication in being involved in "civic matters", he said. "A critical part of living in a democracy is for people to share their ideas openly and critically and not just accept whatever biases we have," Amenta explained. "It’s the only way we can really learn from each other." It was a belief he taught his students, encouraging them to voice their opinions and challenge others’ without personal attacks. Amenta credits his teachers who served as mentors. He says his favourite teachers were those with the strongest opinions, teachers that encouraged other students to voice their own opinions and ideas. "If it hadn’t been for them, I would’ve been a wealthy artist," Amenta said with a chuckle. "There were other things more important than making money, so I dedicated myself to teaching." Throughout his teaching ca-

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the province’s long-term care homes are unable to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population and doubts about Ontario’s ability to care for the dramatic increase in the number of elderly residents with complex needs. "It’s what keeps me up at night," Chartier said, adding there are not enough long-term care homes in the province and many of the existing ones are outdated. "It scares me that we’re not going to be prepared for the seniors coming down the pipeline. We’re not prepared now." There are many challenges facing seniors in York Region, Chartier said. There are now more than 72,500 residents over the age of 75, which is expected to grow by 76.7 per cent in the next decade and by 183 per cent in the next two decades.

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As he looks around the common room at the very frail seniors asleep in their wheelchairs, Brian English says the health of residents in his nursing home has declined dramatically since he moved in seven years ago. "My memory tells me that when I came in here first, this whole floor (of residents) was mobile and, for the most part, cognitive. That has changed drastically," said the 66-yearold, who remains agile and mentally alert despite having a stroke that resulted in him moving into Chartwell Aurora Long Term Care Residence, built in the 1970s. "I can’t say there’s a big discrepancy in the age (between when I moved in and now) but certainly in terms of the mental and

physical health, it’s huge. You look around and you see the number of wheelchairs."English remembers when there were only a handful of residents in wheelchairs, which meant there was enough space for recreational activities. "Plus, there are so many (residents) with varying degrees of dementia, there are constant interruptions," he added. "They (staff) have to spend so much of their time to provide order or restore order before they can continue the program." English is in a room with three other men, one of whom he said has many health concerns and occupies the washroom for several hours a day. Candace Chartier, CEO of the Ontario Long-Term Care Association, was at Chartwell Feb. 9 to highlight concerns with seniors’ care. That includes worries

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Law should protect sex workers While it may be a touchy subject, it’s high time the federal government revisited its laws governing the sale and purchase of sexual services. Bill C-36, or the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, was enacted in December 2014, after the Supreme Court had found a year earlier that sections of the previous laws governing prostitution were unconstitutional. It was touted by the federal government as targeting purchasers of sexual services, or johns, while protecting those engaged in sex work. Others, however, were critical of the new law and argued it not only made sex workers more vulnerable to becoming victims of crime, but contained many of the same issues that led to its predecessor being repealed. Two years later, the profession remains a risky business for many of those in it. That’s why people such as Onyx Ronin, who works as a "body rubber" at the female-run MUSE Spa, are speaking up about the law’s shortProstitution is comings. For example, the MUSE location in Vaughan colloquially was robbed late last year and, the time, York Regional referred to as at Police Det.-Sgt. Dave Noseworthy noted many similar "the world’s establishments don’t report oldest crimes for fear of repercussions. profession" Ronin, who has a licence for what she does and must pass a communicable disease test, says that just goes to show how inadequate the laws are when it comes to protecting those providing sexual services. Rather than "shame" people, she’d prefer to see them extended the same rights workers in any other industry enjoy, including protection under the law. Prostitution is colloquially referred to as "the world’s oldest profession", which suggests, legal or not, it will continue to happen. However, by making it and other sexual services unlawful, or shunting them into a legal grey area, it drives this activity underground, thus inviting an element of criminality that can lead to human trafficking, assaults and murders against sex workers and a host of other ills. Instead of the status quo, Ronin would like to see the laws facilitate constant contact between those in the profession and the authorities. It would not only improve safety, but also ensure no one is forced into it. We agree. While regulations would be necessary - no one wants solicitation near a school for example - the law shouldn’t endanger sex workers or foster a breeding ground for dangerous criminality.

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• LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • No secrecy around transport by rail Re: Too close for comfort, Jan. 26. The article ’Culture of secrecy’ surrounds transportation of hazardous materials perpetuates a number of myths about Canada’s railway industry, chiefly that we are not transparent about the dangerous goods we move and that we are self-regulated. Canada’s railways have long shared information with municipalities about the goods travelling through their communities. Today, through Protective Direction 36, Canada’s railways provide information to hundreds of municipalities to help them properly train for, and respond to, a potential incident. This information

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Community Fund to continue Santa Claus parade Stouffville Kinsmen made the announcement at the Santa Claus parade award ceremony on Jan. 25 ALI RAZA aliraza@yrmg.com The Kinsmen Club of Stouffville will no longer host the town’s Santa Claus parades. That responsibility has been passed to

the Mayor’s Community Fund (MCF), in an announcement made at the Kinsmen Santa Claus parade awards ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 25. "This last parade was challenging in a lot of ways, we didn’t think we’d get it together," said Kinsmen member Bruce Smith. "We’ve made a decision to step back and we will not host the parade in the future." The Kinsmen held the Santa Claus parade since 1966. Last year’s was the 50th and final year the club held it. MCF co-chair Christine Mihailoff accepted the responsibility. "I’d like to thank the Kinsmen for all

the years they put on the Santa Claus parade for the town," she said. "You’ve done a tremendous job and I promise you we will carry it on." Before the announcement, the Kinsmen handed out awards for parade participants and their floats. Most humorous float went to the Stouffville Academy of Music and Dance. The best school award went to Glad Park Public School. Stouffville Toyota snagged the best theme ward while Dr. Bob Boadway received the most original award. The best overall float was awarded to the Ballantrae Scouts.

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Goodwill response turns into formal Red Cross proposed deal LISA QUEEN lqueen@yrmg.com Pointing to the 2009 Vaughan tornado, the 2011 Sutton fire and the 2013 ice storm as incidents where there were challenges delivering emergency social services to residents, York Region is working toward a partnership agreement with the Canadian Red Cross to provide humanitarian aid in future emergencies. The proposal, which involves the region, the nine local municipalities and the Red Cross, will kick in for emergencies where at least 25 households could require evacuation, said Lisa Gonsalves, the region’s director of strategies and partnerships in the community and health services department. It will cover things such

as providing shelter, food, clothing and information about accessing other social services. While emergency social services have been provided by the Red Cross and other agencies in the past, the agreement will establish formal responses, Gonsalves said. The Red Cross declined to comment until the agreement is signed. While residents received the assistance they needed during the tornado, fire and ice storm, the incidents made it clear the region’s emergency humanitarian-aid response could be better, Gonsalves said. "It put our emergency plans to the test in those specific incidents and what we really found was that ... because of the good relationship we have with our local municipalities and

agencies such as Red Cross and others, we were able to mobilize. But what we found was there was a need to be clearer in terms of who was supposed to do what and who had the final say on certain things. "We had identified reception centres and community centres we could use to evacuate. But we hadn’t, at that time, formalized who would open them, who would make the call, who would organize the response . Everyone came to our beck and call but when people came to respond, sometimes it was unclear who was in charge." No residents were left without assistance during the incidents, Gonsalves said. "Everyone was supported because we had all hands on deck," she said. "We mobilized ourselves

as best we could. No one slipped through the cracks in any of those events." The agreement makes sense in a growing and changing region, Gonsalves said. "Right now, we have a very large and growing region and with the population growth, with the fact that we have a two-tier government (the region and the local municipalities) system in York Region with 10 governments essentially, we felt it was time to formalize this goodwill relationship that we have with the Red Cross so that we could be more sure in an emergency that we would be able to respond in a way that would meet the needs of residents who are displaced," she said. The agreement will cost $103,000 a year, which will be used to increase the Red

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Population growth due to affordable housing, proximity to Toronto ALI RAZA aliraza@yrmg.com Whitchurch-Stouffville is home to 45,837 residents. Those are the results of the 2016 census, released earlier this month. The town’s population grew from 37,628 in 2011 to 45,837 in 2016 - an increase of 21.8 per cent. It’s one of the highest increases in population of municipalities in York Region. Most of that growth is confined within the community of Stouffville that has seen explosive expansion since 2006. One of the town’s planners, John Duncan, shed some light on Stouffville’s massive population

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fact that York Region can play a small part to improve health care delivery for those less fortunate." The region is also pleased to donate two ambulances for use in York Region, Emmerson said. "A little closer to home, St. John Ambulance has been an integral part of York Region since 1991 providing first aid training, volunteer medical first response teams and disaster planning and support," he said, adding 600 volunteers with the organization provide 70,000 hours of community service each year. The region has now donated nine decommissioned ambulances since 2011, both close to home and overseas. "You’ve probably heard the saying think globally, act locally," said Norm Barrette, general manager of paramedic services. "We’re doing both."

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Every year, auto shows around the world showcase some of the forward-thinking designs and technologies coming from auto manufacturers. The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto is no different. A number of automakers will be showing off some bold designs this year that might just offer a glimpse into what cars we’ll be driving in the years to come.

Genesis New York Concept

Acura Precision Concept With an emphasis on high-contrast details and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, organic sculpting, the Acura Precision Concept communicates Acura’s focus on performance and prestige through its ultra-low and wide stance, long dash-to-axle ratio, deeply sculpted surfaces and the debut of a new Diamond Pentagon grille. The Acura Precision Concept’s crouched and athletic stance is further emphasized by its deeply sculpted side surfaces pouring over swelling rear wheel arches covering 22-inch wheels and tires. The forward-looking concept also features signature lighting designs – in front with its Jewel Constellation LED headlights composed of organically arranged fractal elements, and in back with floating LED tail lights.

Aston Martin AM-RB 001 The Aston Martin-Red Bull concept hypercar AMRB 001 will make its first appearance in North America — and global auto show debut — at the Canadian International AutoShow. The groundbreaking AM-RB 001, introduced in July at the Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon, England, is an unprecedented fusion of form and function the likes of which has never before been seen in a road-legal vehicle. The hypercar boasts a lightweight carbon fibre frame and radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce. At its heart is a mid-mounted naturally aspirated V12 engine with the potency to achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio; 1 bhp per kilo of weight. The suspension system features innovative technology and employs principles honed by Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, over his 30-year career.

Genesis New York Concept Genesis’s striking ‘New York Concept’ luxury sports sedan hints at future design direction with its expressive and refined ‘Athletic Elegance,’ first seen in the Vision G concept and in production form with the Genesis G90 premium luxury sedan. Acknowledging the Genesis brand’s sporty and agile nature, the hybrid concept generates 245ps and 36.0 kgf.m of torque from its 2.0 T-GDi powertrain coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmis-

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sion. The exterior of the New York Concept presents an elegant interpretation of a luxurious performance vehicle, defined by well-balanced proportions and refined surface treatments. Inside, the concept car combines advanced technology with absolute luxury, contrasting innovative electronics against finely crafted materials.

is Lexus’ first-ever fuel cell system energizing the rear wheels while sending power to two in-wheel motors up front, and delivering dynamic handling and exceptional stability. And with its aggressive yet elegant exterior lines and a futuristic interior, the LF-FC makes a dramatic impact on everything, but the planet.

genious self-driving electric vehicle for the city and surrounding areas —refutes the deeply ingrained notion of the urban jungle that requires SUVs the size of battle tanks for the daily struggle for survival. This alternative concept: a manoeuvrable speedster with an integrated small garden plot behind the windshield.

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The radical Honda Civic Type R Prototype builds on the low and wide proportion of the new Civic Hatchback and is enhanced by muscular body styling and modifications to aid aerodynamic performance. The exterior is wrapped in a highly reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminum-effect finish, unique to the prototype car. At the front, the aggressive fascia is accentuated with a winged carbon fibre splitter and sporty red accent line. Additional slatted ducts add width to the fascia, and diamondmesh inserts fill the sculpted air intakes.

A next generation crossover, the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept features advanced, and proprietary, electric and all-wheel control technologies, a 2.5-litre gasoline engine and three electric motors (one unit at the front and two at the rear), a 25-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, estimated electric-only range of approximately 120 km, and a total cruising range of nearly 1,200 km and CO2 emissions of less than 26 g/km. Seen at CIAS for only the third time in the world, the GT-PHEV shows off Mitsubishi’s new Dynamic Shield front design concept and uses a horizontal dashboard that creates a spacious ambiance, an instrument panel with a high centre console, and cockpit-like interior wraps around its people. It features a full-time four-wheel drive powertrain with Super All Wheel Control (SAWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system, bringing new levels of handling stability.

Subaru VIZIV-7 is a concept series embodying the future vision of car development for the “enjoyment and peace of mind” that Subaru wants to provide to customers. With full three-row capability and Subaru’s DYNAMIC x SOLID design philosophy, Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept shows the size direction of the all-new three-row midsize SUV to be introduced to the North American market in early 2018.

Lexus LF-FC Concept The visionary new LF-FC flagship concept vehicle, first revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show is making its Canadian debut at Toronto’s Canadian International Auto show. Evoking emotion at every turn, with its aggressive design and cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell technology, the LF-FC exceeds conventional imagination while expressing Lexus’ vision of a not-so-distant future. The Lexus LF-FC

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Toyota FCV Plus Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept FCV Plus Concept – Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept – a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept that embodies Toyota’s vision of a Hydrogen-based society. The FCV Plus has its own hydrogen tank, enabling it to generate electricity directly from hydrogen stored outside the vehicle, and transform it into a stable source of electric power for use at home, away or within the community.

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50 YEARS OF GRAND PRIX IN CANADA In celebration of 50 years of Grand Prix Racing in Canada, the AutoShow will showcase the history, imagery, iconic cars and Canadian driving legends that have helped make the Canadian race one of the highlights of the annual Grand Prix calendar.

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ployees tell us they’re organizing a gift basket for the family. We go into Metro and they tell us how they’re collecting items for us." It’s a bit of hope for the family after losing so much. While they were

able to get their two dogs out in time, the family cat succumbed to injuries. MacKenzie - who works for the OSPCA - says losing the cat was hard. Landry’s employer, Royal LePage Stouffville, is accepting donations at their office. A bank account has been set up with

and our friends’ circles forever. We’ll never be the same after this," MacKenzie said. "All you can say is thank you, and hope people see how genuine and sincere you are in your appreciation." The couple and their 15year-old son and MacKenzie’s twin daughters, 10,

TD Canada Trust for anonymous donations. MacKenzie’s coworkers have set up a GoGetFunding fundraising campaign, and people randomly drop off bags of clothes. "It has changed how we’re going to interact within our community

they can email money directly to landrymackenziefire@gmail.com (with the password "Stouffville") or they can visit the GoGetFunding page at http://bit.ly/2knmLkn The March 17 fundraiser will take place at the Stouffville legion, 150 Mostar St., at 7 p.m.

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LISA QUEEN lqueen@yrmg.com The tone of constant studies from the Fraser Institute comparing public and private sector wages and benefits appear to suggest coddled government workers enjoy compensation out of line with the real world, a York University human resources professor said. But Prof. Parbudyal Singh, a Richmond Hill resident who specializes in compensation issues, questions whether that’s fair. "It’s the perspective that the report takes that I will differ with. Someone reading this and not knowing the situation across jurisdictions, they may get the image of a public sector worker as overpaid, relatively lazy, enjoying a lot of benefits and that’s not the case," he said. "Public sector workers are hard-working, they’re very educated, they’re gen-

erally a little bit older, heavily unionized and all of these factors help with driving up wages in the public sector." Singh was reacting to the latest Fraser report, released Feb. 2, showing government workers in Ontario are paid 13.4 per cent more, on average, than comparable employees in the private sector. Government workers also retire earlier, take more time off work, have better pensions and enjoy better job security., the study said. This report follows a similar Fraser report on gold-plated wages and benefits government compensation on a national level in December. Studies showing compensation differences between public and private sector jobs in Ontario, Canada, the United States and Europe are not new, Singh said. But he argued large private companies likely offer

their employees similar wages and benefits to governments. "I think a different perspective would be... it’s not that government workers are overpaid but whether or not they are paid fairly," he added. "If we look at all the factors that go into the compensation process, in terms of determining pay, there’s nothing wrong with how the public sector workers are being paid. On the other hand, if we look at the private sector, and I don’t want to paint a broad brush, but there are some private sector companies that don’t pay fairly." Meanwhile, there is less of a wage gap between men and women employees in the public sector than the private sector. If that was properly accounted for, it would likely reduce the different between government and non-government compensation, Singh, a member of a provincially-ap-

pointed steering committee on the gender wage gap, said. Doug Sheppard, unit chair with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 905, which represents about 5,000 municipal workers in the region, is sick of the constant barrage of Fraser reports with what amount to the same message. "At some level, these Fraser Institute ’reports’ are becoming a bit tiresome. My initial reaction would be that it sends a clear message to workers that in order to receive a decent wage, benefits, and working conditions they should actively join a union," he said. "As I have said in the past, the Fraser Institute is a non-progressive thinktank that actively fails to mention enormous CEO salaries, but conversely would attack our basic working conditions. Instead of pitting workers

against each other and having a race to the bottom mentality while the (richest) 1 per cent continues to see wage and benefit increases, we should be turning our minds to bettering the lives of all hard-working Canadians." But Teena Bogner, president of the Newmarket Taxpayers Advocacy Group (NTAG), feels the Fraser reports serve a useful function in pointing out the difference between public and private sector compensation. "In this current economic reality, corporations, and individuals, have learned to do more with less. Long gone are defined pension plans, early retirement, sabbaticals and job security. In today’s economy, corporations and individuals are working more, earning less, and learning to live without the perks of previous decades," she said. "Yet, in civil service a yearly salary increase is ex-

pected, the pension plans are par none, and employees enjoy ’a job for life.’ Those who are struggling in today’s economy are funding the government payrolls." Some governments don’t use performance objectives, said Bogner, who said N-TAG gave a deputation at Newmarket council criticizing the town for not having written, annual performance objectives corporatewide. "Written expectations and measurements on performance will financially reward those who meet and exceed objectives, and put a performance plan in place for those who fail to meet objectives," she said. "It is uncertain what other governments do relating to performance. However, governments need to adopt an approach similar to corporate Canada to measure and set performance and corporate objectives."

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Stouffville Chamber of Commerce membership in 2017 stands at 245 ALI RAZA aliraza@yrmg.com The town’s businesses are punching well above their weight, according to the Stouffville Chamber of Commerce. The chamber, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released an inaugural Ontario Economic Report (OER). The report is an economic analysis of the province’s business environment and highlights challenges that businesses and consumers face in 2017.

Chambers of commerce from municipalities all across Ontario were involved in the OER. "We remain somewhat optimistic for our region despite the identified challenges," said Stouffville chamber executive director Harry Renaud. The Stouffville chamber has seen steady growth as it added 41 new members in 2016 and lost 22. In 2015, the chamber added 27 new members. As of 2017, the chamber has a total of 245 members. Renaud says 45 per cent of those members are small businesses with three or less employees, he says this could be vulnerability. "The bigger guys can survive," Renaud said. "But some are facing challenges because of the implications of Main Street

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that since the 2008 recession, production dropped a further 12 per cent. OCC president and CEO Allan O’Dette blames "regulatory burdens, high input costs and government policies" for Ontario’s "hampered economic growth." As of January 2017, the province’s unemployment rate is 6.4 per cent, while Toronto’s is 6.8 per cent. The town’s economic development officer David Tuley estimates Whitchurch-Stouffville’s unemployment rate to be between 4.5 and 5 per cent. While the town’s Main Street reconstruction project is ongoing, business growth with the Stouffville Chamber has been "all over the place, we have landscapers, developers, retailers," Renaud said.

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l Saturday, February 18 Stouffville Lions Spaghetti Dinner WHEN: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. WHERE: Latcham Hall, 8 Park Dr. S., Whitchurch-Stouffville CONTACT: Liz Lavectoire, ballistic@sympatico.ca, www.stouffvillelions.ca COST: Adults $5, Kids 12 and younger $2 The Stouffville Lions would like to invite everyone out to a spaghetti dinner night. All funds raised will go back to the Stouffville Lions Club for community projects.

Stouffville Spirit Jr. A Hockey WHEN: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. WHERE: Stouffville Arena, 12483 9th Line N., Whitchurch-Stouffville CONTACT: sarah.stouffvillespirithockey@gmail.com, stouffvillespirit.pointstreaksites.com COST: $5 for seniors, students, children; $10 for adults Stouffville hosts the Kingston Voyageurs in Ontario Junior Hockey League action. Sean McCann of Great Big Sea WHEN: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. WHERE: Lebovic Centre for Arts - Nineteen on the Park, 19 Civic Ave., Whitchurch-Stouffville CONTACT: Box Office, 905-640-2322, 19onthepark@townofws.ca COST: $39

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family. Family Fun Day WHEN: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. WHERE: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Ave., Whitchurch-Stouffville CONTACT: Julia, 905-727-8954, wsmuseum@townofws.ca, www.townofws.ca/ museum COST: General admission Sample fresh local maple syrup and other treats, enjoy snowshoeing in the park and activities in the heritage buildings. l Wednesday, February 22 Manchester by the Sea - Film from TIFF WHEN: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. WHERE: Lebovic Centre for Arts - Nineteen on the Park, 19 Civic Ave., Whitchurch-Stouffville CONTACT: Box Office, 905-640-2322, 19onthepark@townofws.ca COST: $8 After the death of his older brother, Lee is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew. Starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.

5 things to do this weekend l Saturday, February 18 Family Day Fun at Kortright WHEN: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. WHERE: Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Dr., Vaughan CONTACT: Kortright Centre, 905-832-2289, info@kortright.org COST: Regular admission applies. Admission FREE age 15 and under Get outdoors and spend a fun-filled day with your family with selfguided tours, games and activities.

Cupcake Day Party WHEN: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHERE: Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Ave., Thornhill CONTACT: Hailey Osborne, 905762-1300, hosborne@ospca.on.ca OSPCA Markham Cat Adoption and Education Centre is hosting a party to help animals in need within the community. Snowflakes and Starlight Winter Carnival WHEN: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. WHERE: Memorial Park, Memorial Park Whtichurch-Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville CONTACT: Julia Jackson, 905-640-1910, julia.jackson@townofws.ca

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JUNO nominated Sultans of String. l Sunday, February 19 Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Championship Derby WHEN: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. WHERE: Rayner’s Park, 50 Park Dr. N., Georgina CONTACT: Elizabeth Johnston, info@icefishinglakesimcoe.com COST: contact for info Check-in and weigh-in will be at Rayner’s Park.

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Trentadue Torres Team Family Day Free Skate! Come out and join us on February 20th from 3-4pm for our Family Day Free Skate! Enjoy refreshments and treats along with face painting from 2:30-4:30 in the arenas lobby! Amazing prizes, swag bags and activities to be enjoyed! All are welcome! Max. Capacity at 200 people

CONSECUTIVE TOP PRODUCERS WITH RE/MAX ACROSS CANADA! WE’RE NOT YOUR AVERAGE AGENTS!

so come early! Look forward to seeing you there! Location: Stouffville Clippers Sports Complex

Congratulations to the Trentadue Torres Team on a successful 2016!

120 Weldon Road, Stouffville Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm

RE/MAX Award Winners Dolores Trentadue, Sonya Torres, Adele Palmer And Leanne Stevens Hall of Fame, Titan Award, Chairman Award, Platinum Award and Executive Award!

Thank you to all our supportive clients, family & friends! 2016

2016

2016

2016

www.YourStouffvilleRealEstate.com | Office: 905.727.1941

Selling to 'smart' home buyers Technology for the home has come a long way since garage door openers. Products that make the home “smarter” are now readily available — and buyers are taking notice. “Smart technology isn’t just for phones anymore,” says Ray Ferris, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association. “We’re seeing smart technologies available in all facets of the home. Today’s well-informed buyer is a lot more likely to be interested in smart technologies than even just a few years ago.” While smart home tech was once only available in high-end real estate, it’s now in homes at every price point, in new constructions and renovations alike. Features such as network-connected thermostats, security devices, appliances, and lighting are available in a range of price points and can go a long way in creating a wow factor with potential buyers. Consider the following benefits of equipping your home with smart features:

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!

t Security: Many smartphone features help you keep an eye on your property if you’re out of town or on vacation. tEfficiency: Automating your thermostat or energy use while you’re away can help you optimize energy efficiency and save money on utility bills. t Peace of mind: Smart home technologies allow you to stay connected to your home at all times, offering comfort, convenience and peace of mind. “Home sellers who may be considering updating their home with smart technologies should weigh the benefits,” advises Ferris. “Smart home technology can certainly add to a home’s market value, but like with any upgrades, the return on investment needs to be there. Talk to your Realtor to determine if these upgrades are right for you.” Visit www.wedothehomework.ca to find more information.

— www.newscanada.com

14541 Kennedy Road, Stouffville

$1,599,000

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Two houses on this almost 5 acre property-rare opportunity! The Ranch bungalow features a wood burning fireplace in the living room with a large window overlooking the yard, mudroom/laundry, large office and art/studio room. Two-story Century home has 3+1 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room with wood burning fireplace, front porch and deck with hot tub overlooking a beautiful view. Both houses have beautiful pine floors and tons of character! This fantastic property also has a 2400 sq ft workshop which is partially heated, to work from home or use as large garage. Multiple family or live in one and rent the other. Renovate, do additions or build your dream home! Forested area and pond on property. Close to 404 and both Towns of Stouffville and Aurora.

Sales Representative

Off: 905.640.3131 Dir. 416.729.1419

www.tamarameiklestokes.com


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Call us now at 905-477-7766

*OAC, some conditions apply. Leslie and seller must agree on price and closing date at the time of listing.

Happy Valentines Day from Benczik Team Realty OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4PM

Leslie Benczik, Broker

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4PM

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4PM

54 Cinemark Ave., Markham

2570 Bur Oak Ave., Markham

Live in the Heart of New Cornell Village! This Beautiful 3 Year Old Semi Has It All! 4 Bedrooms, 9’ Ceilings, Huge Kitchen, 2 Car Garage, Beautiful Landscaping, All Brick Construction & More. $798,000

End Unit Townhome on A Premium Lot Overlooking Upper Cornell Park. Main Floor Family Room, Hardwood in Living/Dining Room. Kitchen with Walk-out to Large Balcony & 2 Masters with Ensuites.

This is a Spectacular Custom Built Home Just Steps from Historic Main Street Unionville. Beautiful Open Concept Design, Custom Kitchen, Private Media Room & More $2,500,000

15 Union St., Unionville

A Rare Opportunity To Own A Well Maintained Bungalow On A Desirable Cul-De-Sac With Double Car Garage And A Workshop. Walk To Main Street Markham, GO Train Station, Shops & More. $1,688,000

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

FOR LEASE

PROPERTIES FOR LEASE

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Your Home Sold in 28 Days or I’ll Buy it for CASH*

100’x150’ Lot in Old Markham Village

Looking to Rent!

Condo Townhome in Greensborough 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Stacked Condo Townhome with Parking! Close to Schools, Parks, Hospital and Mount Joy GO Station. Lovely Laminate Floors, Air Conditioner, Furnace and Hot Water Tank All Installed in 2016. $234,900

Prime Markham Village Location Desirable 3 Bedroom Detached Home on a Large Lot! Main Floor Family Room with Cozy Fireplace & Walk-out. Hardwood Flooring & an Eat-in Kitchen. Walk to Schools, Main Street, GO Station, Hospital & More! Call for more information!

Live in the Lap of Luxury

Markham Village Main Street!

Completely Renovated 4 Bedroom Home. Features Include: Chef Inspired Custom Kitchen, Gorgeous Spa-Inspired 4.5 Baths, Hardwood Throughout, Waffled Ceilings, 2nd Floor Laundry & Finished Basement. Call for more information!

Prime Retail Space with Fantastic Exposure! Spacious Unit with Large Store Front & Signage. Various Permitted Uses and Ample Parking! Call Today! $16/sq ft

We have one & two-bedroom condos available for lease at 68 Main St N in Markham Village, and the brand new Arthouse Building at 9582 Markham Rd. Prices range from $1400 - $2200

Call Benczik Team Realty for Details 905-477-7766

View All Our Listings at GETBENCZIK.COM

ROGER KORTSCHOT 2016 -TOP 3% RLP CANADA ROGER’S RECENT RECORD BREAKING SALES!

ROGER KORTSCHOT Sales Representative roger@royallepage.ca Dir: 416-729-7074

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59 GOLDRING CRES.

8 ECKARDT AVE.

71 DELANEY CRES.

56 ALBERT STREET

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51 VICTORIA AVE.

9 THOMAS KINNEAR CRT.

30 AVONDALE CRES.

98 ROEBUCK DR.

Roger sold 100% of his 2016 listings!! That’s another record that can’t be beat! If you have any questions regarding your home’s value or the market conditions please call Roger direct at 416-729-7074. yorkregion.com

Roger has been selling real estate for 30 Years… Experience the Difference!!


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(905) 907-5464 WWW.DARYLKING.COM

DARYL KING Sales Representative www.torontoluxuryrealestate.com

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE HOME EVALUATION! 9050 Yonge St., Suite 100, Richmond Hill ON L4C 9S6 OFFICE: (905) 907-5464 | TORONTO: (416) 987-5464 www.darylking.com | homes@darylking.com

We Speak Your Language

ON NTI ORS E T AT VEST IN

THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY • INQUIRE

This impeccable English manor is designed for grand-scale living and entertaining by the renowned arch. Lorne Rose. Sensational & luxurious feat. including Louis Vuitton tent/studio, piano conservatory, spa room, and more! Call today!

GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! • $449,000

This condo complex offers great business opportunity within a high density residential community with schools and parks. The building includes other business establishments and attracts lots of activities and investment potential. Call us today!

DELIGHTFULLY DECADENT HOME • $5,588,000

Built with the highest level of craftsmanship in prestigious South Richvale neighborhood in Richmond Hill. Spectacular modern features for comfort and luxurious living in the city. Must see—call us today!

OPEN HOUSE. SAT-SUN 2-4PM

STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME $1,529,000 79 Selleck Dr., Richmond Hill. Stunning executive corner lot home with great curb appeal fronting green space in desirable Oak Ridges. Bright & spacious with gleaming hardwood floors, California shutters, pot lights, and 9 feet ceilings throughout. Professionally finished basement with kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. Come to our open house!

SENSATIONAL CUSTOM HOME • $3,198,000

Custom estate home nestles on 1.47 acres with a spectacular backyard backing onto conservation—privacy at its finest. Luxurious features and professionally finished basement with recreation and media rooms. Call us today!

OPEN HOUSE. SAT-SUN. 2-4PM

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SPECTACULAR BUNGALOFT $2,825,000 25 Orico Crt., Vaughan. Magnificent lay-out with grand entrance to 10,000sf luxurious living space with 12-21ft soaring ceiling. It’s been upgraded throughout, no detail spared. Amazing basement with rec room, home theater, gym, and more! Nestled on premium court location in prestigious Kleinburg. The huge backyard offers a fabulous retreat with saltwater pool, cabana, and wetbar. Private & treed 1acre lot with invisible fences. Call now!

EXECUTIVE SUITE IN PRIME LOCATION • $988,000

Poised in the luxurious The Landmark Condos at prime Steels & Bayview area. Fully reno’d with premium quality & excellent craftsmanship. Offers views of city skyline & over-looking manicured gardens. Exceptional value. Call now!

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BRAND NEW BOUTIQUE CONDO • $468,000

Located in the heart of North York at Yonge & Sheppard are with magnificent suite features. This 1 BR + den is well designed with excellent quality. Very close to restaurants, shopping, amenities, subway, and Hwy 401. Talk to us today!

LIVE IT UP TO THE TOP LEVEL! • $2,558,000

This waterfront penthouse suite in spectacular Festival Tower offers 2,289sf of living space with 12ft ceiling and a 403sf walk-out balcony. 2 BR + den with unobstructed city view and of the lake. Priced to sell!!! Call now.

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SPECTACULAR & LUXURIOUS • $1,588,000

Dwell in fabulous Festival Tower in downtown TO in this 3 BR + den suite and experience a stunning view of the city with CN Tower and Lake Ontario up close. Loaded with upgrades and stunning features perfect for entertaining. Call today!

*THE DARYL KING TEAM CONSISTS OF 43 REGISTERED SALES REPRESENTATIVES. **FOR ROYAL LEPAGE YOUR COMMUNITY REALTY, BASED ON REAL ESTATE SALES IN 2016. ***FOR ROYAL LEPAGE, BASED ON REAL ESTATE SALES OF INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED FRANCHISES IN 2016. NOT INTENDED TO SOLICIT PROPERTIES CURRENTLY UNDER A CONTRACT WITH ANOTHER BROKERAGE.


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INTELLIGENT

NO CHARGE ** ALL-WHEEL DRIVE LEASE OFFERS

From February 17th - 28th Receive additional $ discounts up to PLUS RECEIVE A

1000 2 YEAR

ON SELECT MODELS

ON OTHER SELECT MODELS

OR GET GREAT

THE NEW 2017 NISSAN ROGUE

PRE PAID MAINTENANCE PACKAGE

®

NO CHARGE

LEASE* FROM $258 MONTHLY WITH $1,495 DOWN THAT’S LIKE PAYING ONLY

59

$

AT

WEEKLY ON 2017 ROGUE S FWD

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Based on full-line brands, on 12 month, year over year rolling unit sales

0.99%

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

APR FOR 60 MONTHS

AVAILABLE ON 2017 MODELS • INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL • FORWARD EMERGENCY BRAKING • HEATED STEERING WHEEL

ON OTHER SELECT MODELS

SL model shown▲

2017 NISSAN MURANO

NO CHARGE

®

LEASE* FROM $377 MONTHLY WITH $0 DOWN THAT’S LIKE PAYING ONLY

87

$

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE ON OTHER SELECT MODELS

AT

WEEKLY ON 2017 MURANO S FWD

1.99% APR FOR 60 MONTHS

Platinum model shown▲

NO CHARGE

2017 NISSAN PATHFINDER

®

LEASE* FROM $396 MONTHLY WITH $0 DOWN THAT’S LIKE PAYING ONLY

91

$

AT

WEEKLY ON 2017 PATHFINDER S 4X2

1.99

%

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE ON OTHER SELECT MODELS

APR FOR 60 MONTHS

Platinum model shown▲

THE ALL-NEW 2017 NISSAN TITAN

®

GET UP TO

10,000

$

STANDARD RATE FINANCE CASH~ ON 2017 TITAN CREW CAB PLATINUM WHEN FINANCING AT STANDARD RATES WITH NCF

PRO-4X X model shown

CHECK OUT THE GREAT INCENTIVES FOR CURRENT NISSAN OWNERS UNDER THE NISSAN CANADA FINANCE LOYALTY PROGRAM • OFFER ENDS FEBRUARY 28TH

(905) 851-1279

(905) 417-7211

17385 LESLIE ST.

(JUST S. OF DAVIS DRIVE)

(905) 780-7771

(905) 201-6006

(905) 895-4661

RUTHERFORD

HWY 7 HWY 407

9TH LINE

95 AUTO MALL BLVD.

(JUST N. OF STOUFFVILLE RD)

HWY 48

11667 YONGE ST.

(JUST N. OF ELGIN MILLS)

HWY 404

(JANE N. OF RUTHERFORD)

ELGIN MILLS

YONGE ST.

100 AUTO VAUGHAN DR.

(IN #7 AUTO BLVD.)

STOUFFVILLE RD/MAIN

JANE ST.

7625 MARTIN GROVE RD.

STOUFFVILLE NEWMARKET NISSAN RICHMOND HILL NISSAN

DAVIS DRIVE

ALTA NISSAN

HWY 400

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5 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU BEST.

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HWY 7 HWY 407

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Offers available from February 1 – 28, 2017. **$2,200/$2,000/$2,980 No Charge All-Wheel Drive upgrade is available on new 2017 Rogue (excluding S FWD and SV special edition FWD)/2017 Murano (excluding S FWD)/2017 Pathfinder (excluding S 4x2)models purchased or financed with NCF at standard rates and delivered between February 1 – 28, 2017. Offer consists of a discount that can only be used at the time of initial purchase/finance and applied towards: (i) the purchase of an All-Wheel Drive system from an authorized Nissan dealer; and/or (ii) the purchase price of the vehicle. ~Standard rate finance cash of $10,000 applicable on approved credit, when financing ad new 2017 Titan Crew Cab Platinum (AA00/AA50) through Nissan Canada Finance Inc. (“NCF”) at standard rates. Incentives will be deducted from negotiated selling price before taxes. Incentives cannot be combined with lease rates, subvented lease/finance rates or with any other offers. Payments cannot be made on a weekly basis, for advertising purposes only. *Representative monthly lease offer based on a new 2017 Rogue S FWD/2017 Murano S FWD/2017 Sentra SV CVT/2017 Pathfinder S 4x2 at 0.99%/1.99%/1.99%/1.99% lease APR for 60/60/60/60 months equals monthly payments of $258/$377/$214/$396 with $1,495/$0/$0/$0 down payment, and $0 security deposit. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km/year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $16,952/$22,609/$12,859/$23,780. Lease Cash of $500/$0/$2,275/$0 is included in the advertised offer. ▲Models shown $38,024/$46,474/$28,029/$59,026/$50,404 Selling price for a new 2017 Rogue SL Platinum (PL00)/2017 Murano Platinum (AA10)/2017 Sentra SR Turbo CVT Premium (RL00)/2017 Titan PRO-4X (AA00)/2017 Pathfinder Platinum 4x4 (AA00). All Pricing includes Freight and PDE charges ($1,795/$1,795/$1,600/$1,795/$1,795) air-conditioning levy ($100), applicable fees, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where applicable. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Vehicles and accessories are for illustration purposes only. See your participating Nissan retailer for complete details. Certain conditions apply. ©2017 Nissan Canada Inc.


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WELL- EQUIPPED FROM

27,997

$

*

288

$

LEASE PAYMENT FOR 24 MONTHS* $3,862 DOWN 0.5% LEASE RATE

Break out your driving mittens and enjoy the superior winter performance and control of Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time All-Wheel Drive.

**

*MSRP of $25,995 on 2017 Forester 4-dr Wgn 2.5i MT (HJ1XO). Lease rate of (0.5%) for (24) months. Monthly payment is ($288) with ($3,862) down payment. Option to purchase at end of lease is ($17,495) with ($4,690) due on signing. Advertised pricing consists of MSRP plus charges for Freight/PDI ($1,675) Air Conditioning Charge ($100), Tire Stewardship Levy ($17.75), OMVIC Fee ($10), Dealer Admin ($199). Freight/PDI charge includes a full tank of gas. Taxes, license, registration and insurance are extra. $0 security deposit. Model shown: 2017 Forester 4dr Wgn 2.0XT Limited AT w/ Tech (HJ2XE) with an MSRP of $39,495. Dealers may sell or lease for less or may have to order or trade. Offers applicable on approved credit at participating dealers only. Lease based on a maximum of (20,000 km/year for 24 months), with excess charged at $0.10/km. Leasing and financing programs available through Subaru Financial Services by TCCI. Other lease and nance rates and terms available; down payment or equivalent trade-in may be required. Vehicles shown solely for purposes of illustration, and may not be equipped exactly as shown. Offers available until January 31st, 2017. See your local Subaru dealer for complete program details. **See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. See your local Subaru dealer for complete details.

JUST NORTH OF 16th AVE

905-209-0002

www.markhamsubaru.com

Our family working for your family!

16th Ave.

Markham Rd.

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Markham Subaru 9401 Markham Road

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