Page 1

Councillor Paula Fletcher's Councillor Paula Fletcher's

Serving LESLIEVILLE, SOUTH RIVERDALE and RIVERSIDE

COMPOST & CLEANUP COMPOST CLEANUP DAYS IN& WARD 30 DAYS IN WARD 30

www.beachmirror.com thurs april 4, 2013

April & 21 21 April 20 20 & Free compost and park cleanups in Phin, Monarch, Withrow and Greenwood. visit paulafletcher.ca/compost for details

the city

David Nickle thinks the city lacks maturity / 4

sports Hockey action / 8

Neighbours discuss Silverbirch Boathouse

®

Jammer lacrosse tourney set for this weekend

Holi fun

DANIELA PITEO bsrm@insidetoronto.com

Residents, business owners, city and TCTC talk Leslie Barns construction / 10

photos

The Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade took over Queen Street / 14

shopping wagjag.com shop.ca flyerland.ca

amazing deals on group discounts shop and earn, every time! instant access to flyers, coupons post your press releases

prlink.insidetoronto.com

keep in touch @BchRivMirror www.facebook.com/ TheBeachMirror

more online

insidetoronto.com

The fate of the Silverbirch Boathouse is still up in the air after a community meeting held at the Balmy Beach Club. Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon invited boat slip renters and the community to join in a discussion about the future of the boathouse on Thursday, March 28. “Everyone wants to animate the boathouse and make sure it is well used,” McMahon said. The city of Toronto’s Parks and Recreation department sent a letter to boat owners with rental permits at the Silverbirch Boathouse requesting the premises be vacated as the city explores other uses for the space. According to the city’s financial statements, the boathouse is not running a debt in the Parks and Recreation department’s budget and often makes a nominal profit or breaks even. “We value your input and want to hear your thoughts and ideas about the Silverbirch Boathouse,” said McMahon during the meeting that also solicited ideas from the community for potential uses of that space. Area resident Jon Eddington >>>resident, page 6

Photo/PETER C. MCCUSKER

COLOURFUL FESTIVAL: Brook Stevenson joins in the celebrations of the Hindu spring festival of Holi in Woodbine Beach Park Saturday afternoon. See more photos from the Holi festival on page 3.

Winter held on tenaciously this year, but you know spring is here to stay when the Jammer Classic lacrosse tournament takes over Cherry Beach Fields, 115 Unwin Ave., at the foot of Cherry Street. The memorial tournament, which celebrates the life of former Malvern Collegiate student Jamieson Kuhlmann, is on tap April 5 to 7. It features both club rep as well as high school teams – and for many of the teams, represents their first outdoor action of the season. The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the beneficiary from the fifth annual tournament. Kuhlmann died in a freak lacrosse accident in May 2008, playing the sport he both loved and excelled at. He was 15. He had grown up through the Beaches minor lacrosse program since he was four years old and attended Malvern Collegiate before moving on to the Hill Academy in Kleinberg specifically to further his lacrosse career. As is traditional, the high school teams take to the fields Friday starting at 9 a.m. Boys teams involved include, from Toronto, host Malvern Collegiate, St. Michael’s College, Upper Canada College as well as Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School from Oshawa, Assumption College School from Brantford and St. Mary’s CSS from Pickering. Full schedule and game times at www.thejammerclassic.com

Cut the cord with SkyTune! ✓ Better quality HD reception than cable or satellite. ✓ Great HD channel lineup, including CTV, Global, CBC, Citytv, OMNI, TVO, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CW, PBS...

✓ No monthly bills. No contract. ✓ 100% free and legal. ✓ You own the equipment. ✓ Professional, courteous installation.

Visit www.skytune.ca or call 647-720-1234 to get rid of those annoying monthly bills!


THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013 |

2


3

Holi Festival Of Colour SPRINGTIME Celebration: Woodbine Beach Park, normally drab in early spring, welcomed splashes of colour Saturday afternoon, hosting the Holi Festival of Colour. The annual Hindu festival, which was officially observed during the full moon last Wednesday and Thursday, attracted hundreds of revelers, including Sheryl McKee (below).

Photos/PETER C. MCCUSKER

Opposites Attack for Riverdale director Richard Pierre JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com Up-and-coming film director Richard Pierre is fast becoming a regular at the ReelWorld Film Festival. Pierre, who lives in the Queen Street and Broadview Avenue area, has had short films selected to appear at the festival three years in a row with his latest, Opposites Attack, due to be screened when the festival returns in April. Opposites Attack is a short about a blind date gone horribly awry. While the film is a comedy, it definitely finds its roots in reality. “The gist of the story is that people really aren’t good at communicating,” Pierre said. “These two people meet for a blind date and they quickly become enemies.” The film is based on a script written by a friend of Pierre’s who had

been trying to turn it into a longer piece. When Pierre suggested they could turn it into a short, the wheels were greased for its production. The Riverdale resident has directed short films, television commercials and music videos and won the Toronto Urban Film Festival’s Naish McHugh Award for Emerging Filmmakers in 2011 for his film Fresh Start. While his career began in earnest only a few years ago, he laid the groundwork for his work as a child. “I always wrote short stories, even at a really young age and I’ve had people comment on my stories and tell me they were really cinematic,” he said. “Going into film was kind of a no-brainer.” Pierre has gravitated toward comedy throughout his burgeoning career, though he has delved

I’ve always thought comedy was a fun way to get through to an audience.

Riverdale director Richard Pierre.

into drama as well. His short film The Toboggan was screened at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival in 2011. “I’ve always thought

– Richard Pierre

comedy was a fun way to get through to an audience,” he said. While he has earned success directing shorter pieces, he is working toward creating a horror-comedy feature, Prom Night of the Living Dead. That piece is currently in the running for the CineCoup Film Accelerator (www.cinecoup.com), which will see one new project receive $1 million in funding to help get the project off the ground. Prom Night of the Living Dead is among the final 60 projects in the competition, with a winner selected through audience votes.

“Horror and comedy just seem to go together well,” Pierre said. “The plots of horror movies can be so silly, it makes sense not to take them 100 per cent seriously.” Pierre fell in love with the Riverdale community shortly after moving in with his common-law partner. “All our neighbours are really awesome; we instantly found a great group of friends when we moved there,” he said. “There are a lot of great restaurants and places to go. We don’t have to leave Queen and Broadview to have a great Saturday night.” Opposites Attack will appear at the Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas, 2190 Yonge St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Actress Tonya Lee Williams founded ReelWorld Film Festival in 1999. Visit www.reelworld.ca for details about the event.

i

| THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013

community


THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013 |

4

opinion

The Beach Mirror is published every Thursday at 175 Gordon Baker Rd., Toronto, ON, M2H 0A2, by Metroland Media Toronto, a Division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.

®

Ian Proudfoot Marg Middleton Peter Haggert Antoine Tedesco Warren Elder Angela Carruthers Debra Weller Mike Banville

WHO WE SERVE

Publisher General Manager Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Regional Dir. of Advertising Retail Sales Manager Regional Dir. of Classified, Real Estate Director of Circulation

Beach Mirror The Mirror is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com

City of Toronto

What is in the teacher deal? R

eaching a tentative agreement with Ontario high school teachers has sparked calls for the Kathleen Wynne Liberals to reveal exactly what the two parties agreed to on March 29. For the moment, thanks to a media blackout, that information doesn’t look likely to come until after members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) vote on those changes. To say this dispute should never have gone this far is an understatement; however, it has and Ontarians deserve to know exactly what was discussed, and what we “may” be on the hook for. Changes to contract conditions the Liberal government imposed on teachers early this year seem to have made a difference, with the labour dispute possibly coming to an end this week. Issues surrounding sick leave, maternity leave, unpaid days and local bargaining appear to have been our view resolved with the OSSTF. However, this does little for a provincial school system that Provincial needs serious rethinking – espesystem needs cially in the City of Toronto. In what seemed to be a whisper re-thinking in the wind, teachers with the Toronto District School Board face layoffs come 2013-2014 as the city’s public schools face another budgetary shortfall. On the chopping block are nearly 250 secondary school teachers, cuts to guidance teachers, clerical staff and even schoolbased safety monitors. These cuts will only slice in half an estimated budget deficit of $50 million. This should raise concerns, and some serious discussions as to where the education system in Toronto, and the province, is heading. That our new premier is from Toronto and a former TDSB trustee raises concerns as well; she should be extremely aware of the ills surrounding the city’s school system. The problems facing the TDSB – low enrollment being the biggest issue – demand attention. That infrastructure and capital repairs are in dire need of attention also demand some focus. Cutting a deal with teachers before these issues are at least discussed is, in some ways, shortsighted. Perhaps it’s time to bring back the controversial Accommodation Review Committees, which began in fall 2009 to address declining enrolment, better use of school facilities, and creating a better learning environment, but with a provincial mandate. That way, we can get education back on track.

Proudly serving the communities of The Beach • East End-Danforth Greenwood-Coxwell South Riverdale Woodbine Corridor Beach Hill

Write us The Beach Mirror welcomes letters of 400 words or less. All submissions must include name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. We reserve the right to edit, condense or reject letters. Copyright in letters remains with the author but the publisher and affiliates may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or other forms. Letters can be sent to letters@insidetoronto. com, or mailed to The Beach Mirror, 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto, ON, M2H 0A2.

column

Letter

City lacks maturity to do what’s needed When Toronto council shut down Mayor Rob Ford’s move to kill surface light rail transit and replace it with a single subway along Sheppard Avenue, it may have seemed to some that this was a modal war: that council simply didn’t want to build subways, preferred light rail transit and didn’t love the former municipality of Scarborough as much as Ford did. What it really was about, though, was money. The Scarborough subway plan Ford put forward came with a promise of unrealistic levels of private sector financing and without a sense of how the city would actually pay to operate the new line. It was really in answer to this, that in the months following the defeat of the mayor’s plan, councillors tried to discuss financing options. It didn’t get very far. Councillors came forward with ideas – parking levies, a complicated business

david nickle the city dubbed “CVA (Current Value Assessment) uplift” – and their colleagues unceremoniously shot them down. It’s the way things go at city hall these days, and one reason why things that one might think are crucial to the future of the city don’t go very far here. That’s why it’s a lucky thing, in retrospect, that former premier Dalton McGuinty thought to take responsibility for transit planning and financing away from Toronto politicians, and hand it off to Metrolinx, the province’s arms-length public transit body. On Tuesday, Metrolinx released the initial foray into what will be a major, and necessary, public debate into how it might fund transit expansion in the Greater Toronto Area, in the form of a list of taxes, fees and other revenue

tools.They are all politically risky, the sorts of things that municipal councils are loathe to approve. They are also, necessarily, regional in scope, recognizing the fundamental truth that the subway along Yonge serves people who live outside Toronto as much as it does Torontonians. The subsidy should come from everyone. It takes a government that is both large and mature to extract that subsidy. Could Toronto do it? We’re certainly big. But as to maturity? Ford provided an eloquent demonstration Tuesday, when asked what he thought of the of revenue tools. He made a retching sound. Then he started talking about casinos again. Hopefully Metrolinx and the Liberal government will prove themselves more up to the job.

i

David Nickle is The Mirror’s city hall reporter. His column runs every Thursday.

Child spends Wednesdays with the homeless Every Wednesday, I go to a drop-in centre at Danforth Church. I go to help the homeless people get some dinner. The first time I arrived there I felt shy because I had never seen the people who were there before in my life. But now I love it there as everyone is friendly. My job is to bring some dinners in to the eating hall and to call out the orders to the people in the kitchen. After dinner I collect plates and cups. We eat with the guests and afterwards we all get served some dessert. Then all the kids play a lot of soccer. I enjoy being helpful and useful very much. Anusha Lynch, 9

newsroom ph: 416-493-4400 fax: 416-774-2070 | circulation ph: 416-493-4400 fax: 416-675-3470 | distribution ph: 416-493-4400 fax: 416-675-3066 | display advertising ph: 416-493-4400 fax: 416-774-2067 | classifieds ph: 416-798-7284 | administration ph: 416-493-4400


5

Beach happening in

It’s happening

1094 Gerrard St. E. CONTACT: 416214-1344, www.waterfrontoronto.ca COST: Free The meeting will provide an update on the various projects happening in the Port Lands, including the next stage of work for the Port Lands Acceleration Initiative, an overview and update on the Leslie Barns and associated works with the TTC, Tommy Thompson Park improvements and an update on soil recycling.

looking ahead

w Thursday, April 4

w Saturday, May 4

Maple Syrup, chocolate and cheese WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. CONTACT: Evonne, 416-691-1113, ext. 222 to reserve COST: Free The trip includes a stop at Sandy Flats Sugar Bush & Pancake House in Warkworth; Dooher’s Bakery; the World’s Finest Chocolate Factory; and Empire Cheese Factory. Cost, $45.

Spring-for-a-Cause Garage Sale WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Toronto Humane Society, 11 River St. CONTACT: Souha, maya.and.rama@gmail.com The massive garage sale features the sale of new and used items, books, home decorations, kitchen items, children’s toys and pet items. There will also be a bake sale. Items accepted.

w Saturday, April 6

Spring Sprint WHEN: 9:30 a.m., adults, 10:30 a.m., children WHERE: Silverbirch Boathouse, 2 Silver Birch Ave. Spectators are invited to stand along the Martin Goodman Trail, along the boardwalk to past the volleyball courts to cheer on runners.

w Sunday, April 7

Yom Ha’Shoah Holocaust Remembrance Day WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave. The Beach Hebrew Institute commemorates Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Join them for a moving pre-

w Sunday, April 14

Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www.beachmirror.com. Read weeks of listings from your neighbourhood as well as events from across Toronto. sentation, with stories, tributes and poetry. Light refreshments.

w Monday, April 8

Foot Care Clinic WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. CONTACT: Evonne, 416-691-1113, ext. 222 to book an appointment Community Centre 55 hosts a Foot Care Clinic. Cost, $20 per person.

w Tuesday, April 9

Improve Your Memory workshop WHEN: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. CONTACT: Evonnne, 416-691-1113, ext. 222 to reserve COST: Free Community Centre 55 hosts the

SPRING

workshop where people can learn to remember people’s names; facts and figures; more effective techniques for daily life and so on. Tuesdays from April 9 to May 13.

w Wednesday, April 10

Riverdale Horticultural Society WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Community Centre, 816 Logan Ave. The Riverdale Horticultural Society welcomes Peter Gill, water gardener, who will present a power point show about gardening in a variety of containers. Port Lands Public Update Meeting WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Riverdale Collegiate Institute Auditorium,

Beachy Clean Day WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Leuty Lifeguard Station, foot of Leuty Avenue Hosted by Toronto Beaches Dog Association, the Beachy Clean Day offers treats for the dogs and refreshments for owners and cleaners. Visit www.torontobeachesdogs.com for details about the event.

reserve.

w Tuesday, April 30

Riverdale Historical Society meeting WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Riverdale library, 370 Broadview Ave. COST: $5 for non-members CONTACT: www. riverdalehistoricalsociety.com. Students of the Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning presents an illustrated report on the proposed Riverside Heritage Conservation District during the Riverdale Historical Society meeting.

Announcement Register for Moorelands summer camp CONTACT: www.moorelands.ca, 416466-9987 COST: fees based on family size and income Moorelands Community Services offers a subsidized Wilderness Camp for City of Toronto kids eight to 14 (six camps each eight days) near Dorset, ON, (Lake Kawagama).

get listed!

w Wednesday, April 17

Spring Detox free health talk WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Main Street Library, 137 Main St. CONTACT: Kate Whimster, 416-393-7700 Free health talk on four seasons of wellness – spring healthy detox. Call the library at 416-393-7700 to

The Beach Mirror wants your community listings. Sign up online at beachmirror.com to submit your events (click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page).

Firefly Collection by Dainolite 10-Light Pendant 18”H x 18”D

SALE

SALE

249

$

10-Light Semi Flush 18”H x 18”D

Refresh. Renew. Rejuvenate. Come into Living Lighting for our biggest sale of the season and treat yourself to a new look at home, for less. From your rec room to your bedroom (and every other room)

SALE

we’ve got something inspiringly perfect for you, including these

229

$

items and much more. Come in today! To see all items on sale view our flyer on our website. Sale Ends May 27, 2013 or While Quantities Last, Bulbs Extra

Kendal Pendant Collection

Coventry 3-Light Pendant 9”H x 14.75”D SALE

169

$

5-Light Pendant 18-120”H x 16”D SALE

5-Light Pendant 18-84”H x 34”L SALE

269

Moderno 42” Fan by Kendal SALE

$

289

$

219

$

Also available in Oil Brushed Bronze and White. With remote control.

Bulbs extra. May not be available in all stores.

WE HONOUR ANY ADVERTISED SALE PRICES IN THE GTA ON IDENTICAL IN STOCK MERCHANDISE

in the Beach

1841 Queen St. E. • 416.690.2544 beaches@livinglighting.com

Visit our on-line catalogue at

www.livinglightingbeaches.com Sale ends May 27th, 2013 or while quantities last.

| THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013

community calendar


THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013 |

6

community

Resident suggests a friends of Silverbirch Boathouse group >>>from page 1 spoke about a variety of ideas for the historic boathouse that has stood at the foot of Silver Birch Avenue since the early 1930s. His ideas and concerns were also printed for distribution during the meeting. “We have a unique insight

into what works and does not work in this neighbourhood because (my wife and I) have lived close to the boardwalk for 39 years and are one of the 136 families who rent space in the boathouse,” Eddington said. According to Eddington, if the objective is to open the boathouse for greater public

use, it can be accomplished with several simple steps. Use volunteers “Allow people, such as myself, to help organize a Friends of the Silverbirch Boathouse group of volunteers,” Eddington said. Volunteers could then over-

see rent increases based on inflation, ensure boat owners use their watercraft regularly, which means five times per year or else forfeit their berth leading to vacant berths for anyone on the waiting list, as well as reserving some spots for rentals. In addition to his ideas for

reanimating the boathouse, Eddington pointed out previous ventures that failed to succeed in the proximate area. “A windsurfer rental and school next to the Olympic pool lasted two years. A bike rental concession, also next to the Olympic pool, lasted two years or less,” Eddington said. He continued to point at a failed concession stand at the west end of Balmy Beach Club that closed for a lack of business and an art exhibition at the R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant that was frequented by a few dog walkers. Future predictions Eddington also predicted what might happen should the city issue a Request for Proposal (RFP). “Someone with no knowledge of the neighbourhood might bid and be awarded a contract,” Eddington said. “The income could not possibly cover the initial capital, insurance and operating costs. The business would eventually fail, withdraw or abandon the concession, perhaps as early as the end of the first summer.” Other residents also came forward with suggestions, including Allie Harris, a representative from the Beaches Recreation Centre. “The city cheerfully ignored our recommendations,” Harris said. “People are concerned about a private offering.

Whoever runs the boathouse should be a not-for-profit group. – Allie Harris

Whoever runs the boathouse should be a notfor-profit group.” Harris’ recommendations included a utilization survey conducted by the city so it can be determined how many spots in the boathouse are being actively used, an automated waitlist that is accessible online with an nominal application fee so only interested renters are waitlisted for a permit and lastly an increase in the annual fee. “Whatever process is put in place (for the boathouse), it has to have proper governance, terms of reference, a democratic voting system and a committee that can provide minutes,” Harris said. Neighborhood resident Neil Sinclair also echoes some of Harris’ suggestions. “(Permit holders) are subjected to an abysmal way of doing democracy,” Sinclair said. “We want to animate our waterfront, but we hope the RFP issue is dead.” The meeting yielded both concerned and irate residents, who feel the city is failing the community. “I think the process has been ignored,” said Beach area resident MJ Perry. “The councillor hasn’t listened to our concerns. It’s clear. Look at the anger here.”

Staff photo/DAN PEARCE

Residents gathered March 28 to discuss the future of the Silverbirch Boathouse.


7

to buy more big buses wTTC The TTC’s board of commissioners approved the purchase of 126 more articulated buses to run on high ridership routes at its meeting last week. The 60-foot vehicles, which are also known as artics, have separate sections divided by a pivoting middle hinge and can hold up to 112 riders. The high-passenger capacity makes them ideal for rushhour service, the TTC said in a release. Bike share program rates rise The popular bike share program Bixi is raising membership rates for 2013. Beginning this week, it will cost $97 plus tax to purchase a one-year membership, $41 for a monthly pass, which allows access to Bixi’s 80 stations and 1,000 bicycles available year-round. That’s an increase of two per cent. This is the first time costs have risen since its debut in Toronto two years ago. Bixi says the price hike is due to inflation and increased operating costs.

w

car loop in April. Though the TTC promises minimal noise from the construction to take place Monday to Friday between 1 and 6 a.m., residents living around Kingston Road and Victoria Park Avenue may hear beeping sounds coming from the hydraulic trucks during the work period. The work, which is part of upgrades required for the TTC’s new streetcars, is expected to last six weeks.

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT STINTZ AGAINST FARE

wINCREASE PROPOSAL

Metrolinx’s shortlist of recommendations to fund transit expansion in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond was met with surprise by the chair of the TTC. K a re n St i n t z w a s a t Metrolinx’s downtown offices Tuesday morning to hear the announcement by Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig of 11 funding tools it will consider for inclusion in a forthcoming report due in June on paying for the Big Move transit plans for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Stintz said she was dismayed to hear Metrolinx is considering transit fare increases as a portion of the $2 billion needed in yearly capital costs to pay off the $50 billion Big Move.

Transit funding

open houses wCodeRedTO will hold a series of open houses across the city to weigh in on the question of funding transit expansion. The non-partisan group is asking residents to chime in on transit funding and other issues. The meetings take place during April and May beginning at Thorncliffe Public Library April 13. For a full list of dates, visit www.coderedto.com

Streetcar power line

THIS MONTH wThework TTC will conduct night

Rahul Gupta is The Mirror’s transit reporter. His column runs every Thursday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

i

work on the overhead power lines at the Bingham street-

THIS WEEKEND ONLY 2013 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA 4X4 IN STOCK BUY TODAY, DRIVE TOMORROW • SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO • 3 PIECE BODY COLOURED HARD TOP • MOPAR SLUSH MATE • 3.6L V6 PENTASTAR ENGINE • DUAL TOPS • 5 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANS • 24G PKG • MOPAR CHROME EDITION

SALE PRICE

$

33,333*

PLUS HST ONLY

191

OR $

GRAND CARAVAN CVP

PLUS HST ONLY

/ WEEKLY PLUS HST ONLY

MONTH

MONTH

FIXED RATE

• POWER WINDOWS • POWER LOCKS • DUAL CLIMATE • KEYLESS ENTRY & MORE • STK # N9944

17,998* OR $ 63 96 @ 4.49% 51 $

96 @ 4.49%

/ BI-WEEKLY PLUS HST ONLY

DODGE JOURNEY CVP

• POWER WINDOWS • POWER LOCKS • DUAL CLIMATE • KEYLESS ENTRY & MORE • VON# 28573297

SALE PRICE

• CONNECTIVITY GRP (BLUETOOTH) • BLACK CLEAR COAT • KEYLESS ENTRY & POWER GROUP • AIR CONDITIONING • CLOTH SEATS • 18” ALLOY WHEELS • STK # N1106

17,998* OR $ 63 96 @ 4.49% 51

SALE PRICE

FIXED RATE

$

PLUS HST ONLY

/ WEEKLY PLUS HST ONLY

MONTH

FIXED RATE

C

• O U

N

R

P R O V I

E •

E

O

CHRYSLER 200 LX • AUTOMATIC

R

U

R F

U

T

U

• POWER PKG • AIR CONDITIONING • REMOTE KEYLESS • 2.4L 4 CYL

Savings in bloom

16,998*

SALE $ PRICE

OR

4895

$

/ BI-WEEKLY PLUS HST ONLY

96 @ 4.49% MONTH

FIXED RATE

DODGE DART SE

LED bulbs*

Power bars*

5

4

up to

$

PLUS HST ONLY

• 2.0L 4CYL ENGINE • UP TO 52 MPG HWY • 6 SPEED MANUAL • OUTSIDE TEMP DISPLAY. • 10 STANDARD AIR BAGS • STK #N9996 • 160HP

Meet our energy experts at all Toronto locations of The Home Depot or Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, April 13-14 only. Plus get in-store coupons for LED bulbs and more

• UP TO 41 MPG HWY • STK #N1131

OFF

$

up to

OFF

torontohydro.com/coupons Subject to additional terms and conditions found at torontohydro.com/coupons. *LED light bulbs and ceiling fans must be ENERGY STAR qualified. Only power bars with integrated timer or auto-shutoff are eligible. Products may vary by retailer. Funded by the Ontario Power Authority and offered by Toronto Hydro. OMOfficial Mark of the Ontario Power Authority. Used under licence. A mark of the Province of Ontario protected under Canadian trade-mark law. Used under sublicence. The star design is a trade-mark of Toronto Hydro Corporation. Used under licence. ‘Toronto Hydro’ means Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.

15,998*

SALE $ PRICE

Ceiling fans*

10

$

up to

OFF

PLUS HST ONLY

OR

4435

$

/ WEEKLY PLUS HST ONLY

96 @ 3.49% MONTH

FIXED RATE

DODGE CHALLENGER R/T • MEDIA CENTER W/NAV

• CLASSIC EDITION • 6 SPEED MANUAL • 5.7L HEMI • SOUND GROUP 2

39,987*

SALE $ PRICE

• ELECTRONICS GROUP • AND MORE • STK # N9818A PLUS HST ONLY

ALL PRICES ARE TAXES, LIC, GAS EXTRA. ALL OTHER FEES AND APPROPRIATE INCENTIVES ARE INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATION AND FINAL SALE PRICE. COST OF BORROWING EXAMPLE $10,000 FINANCED OVER 60 MONTHS = $1354.05 MONTHLY PAYMENT IS $213.28. VEHICLES MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED.

| THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013

community


8 THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013 |

sports

R

ETHE G O T O T TORON

champs! FRIDAY

SATURDAY

19

20

Corporate & School Clean-up

Mayor’s Community Clean-up

Team up and clean up at your business or school.

Get together with family, friends and neighbours to clean up a public park, street or laneway that’s important to you.

Let’s clean Toronto together!

toronto.ca/cleantoronto

The Ted Reeve Thunder peewee AA team are the city champs after wrapping up their Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) series against the Vaughan Panthers with this 4-1 win Sunday at Carnegie Arena. Ted Reeve won the series with four wins, one loss and one tie. The following Thunder players in action, include: top, Channey Kim scoring a goal; above, Morgan Williams fighting for the puck; at right, Hunter Volden taking a shot.

Day of Champions at Ted Reeve Arena The Ted Reeve Hockey Association will hold its house league ‘Day of Champions’ Saturday at Ted Reeve Arena. Approximate game times: NOVICE SILVER w Jakobek Jets vs. Berwicks Bulldogs, 9 a.m.

Lead Partner

Broadcast Partner

Radio Partner

Partners

Staff photos/NICK PERRY

ATOM BRONZE w Play It Again Sports vs. Tim Hortons, 10 a.m. ATOM SILVER w Future Stars vs. Canadian Roofing, 11 a.m.

PEEWEE SILVER w Beaches Lions vs. Amalgamated No. 113, noon BANTAM SILVER w Acacia Masonic vs. Amalgamated No. 113, 1 p.m. AWARDS PRESENTATION, 2 p.m. MIDGET GOLD

ATOM GOLD w Bill Brown Painting vs. Silent Partner, 4:30 p.m. PEEWEE GOLD w Danforth Lumber vs. Ikes Tykes, 5:30 p.m. BANTAM GOLD w Martens Icemen vs. Beaches Futures, 6:30 p.m.

w To be determined, 2:30 p.m. NOVICE GOLD w Kellway Crush vs. Goldenberg, 3:30 p.m.

Visit www.tedreevehockey.ca for more information.


9

BRAND NEW 2013 FOCUS SEDAN SE

√ 1.6L 4 CYLINDER ENGINE √ 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC √ KEYLESS ENTRY √ FULL POWER GROUP √ HEATED SEATS & MIRRORS √ CD PLAYER

√ 2.0L 4 CYLINDER ENGINE √ 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC √ HEATED SEATS & MIRRORS √ FULL POWER GROUP √ CD PLAYER √ SYNC SYSTEMS

OWN IT For Only

OWN IT For Only

$8700

bi-weekly +HST

with only

bi-weekly +HST

$2998 Down for 84 months @ 1.99%

with only

58 MPG

$2998 Down for 84 months @ 1.99%

55 MPG

BRAND NEW 2013 FUSION SEDAN SE √ 2.5L 4 CYLINDER ENGINE √ 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC √ SYNC SYSTEMS √ HEATED SEATS √ POWER DRIVER’S SEAT √ 17” ALUMINUM WHEELS

$10900

49 MPG Cash Price

OWN IT For Only

$124

00

bi-weekly +HST

with only

COSTCO REBATE

$2998 Down for 84 months @ 4.99%

$24,498.00 (-$1,000.00)

$23,498.00 + HST only

COSTCO IS BACK

ALL PAYMENTS PLUS HST ONLY. ALL REBATES APPLIED AND USED WHERE SHOWN. COSTCO REBATE FOR ELIGIBLE MEMBERS, MUST HAVE BEEN A MEMBER PRIOR TO MARCH 31, 2013 TO QUALIFY.

46 YEARS OF QUALITY, TRUST & VALUE

THURS 9-8 FRI 9-6 SAT 9-5

OUT OF TOWN

1-800-267-3673

NEW CAR:

WWW.HERITAGEFORDSALES.CA

Victoria Park Ave.

Heritage Ford

SHOP ONLINE AT HERITAGEFORD.CA

416-261-3311

Danforth Ave.

HERITAGE FORD

on

gst

Kin

.

Rd

Queen St.

2660 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1M 1L6

| THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013

BRAND NEW 2013 FIESTA SEDAN SE


THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013 |

10

transit

Streetcar line costs snowball Residents have say DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com The cost of the TTC’s controversial project to build a streetcar line on Leslie Street has exploded from $14 million to $104.7 million. But TTC Chief General Manager Andy Byford said the 800-metre track installation project that will move new streetcars from Queen Street to the Leslie Barns, which will house Toronto’s new streetcars when they come on line, appears so costly because the initial estimate was only to install the tracks. Not included in that estimate was work including the reconstruction of an eight-foot sewer pipe and noise abatement measures as well as streetscaping.

“The $14 million is not the figure that should be used because it was purely hypothetical as a figure – it derives from when we were evaluating the options on the access track,” he explained. It was only after completing a Transit Project Assessment Process that the TTC came up with the initial budget of $35 million. Sewer pipe replacement And the project’s budget ballooned by another $70 million when the city’s water department advised it made sense to replace the large sewer pipe running underneath the tracks. Byford and TTC Chair Karen Stintz told reporters Wednesday the city had left the TTC with the impression it could simply build the tracks on top of the sewer until late in the process. But Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Chair Denzil Minnan-Wong and Toronto’s top water official Lou Di Gironimo said Toronto Water had advised the TTC about

the issue with the sewer pipe as early as 2010. “At the time we’d identified that part of Leslie Street as having quite a few underground facilities that run through there,” Di Gironimo said. He said his department had an issue with placing tracks over an 80-year-old watermain. While the watermain is functioning well now, the added weight of the streetcars could be a problem – as would the problems of replacing the watermain once the tracks were in use. On that, Byford agreed. “Doing this would certainly cost more in the future and would have been ridiculously expensive,” he said. Minnan-Wong, meanwhile, said the inflated cost of this project cast doubt on the TTC’s ability to manage large projects. Stintz and Byford promised the TTC would report out on the true cost of the project. Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher said she was encouraged by that promise. To learn more about Leslie Barns, formely known as Ashbridges Bay Streetcar Maintenance & Storage Facility, visit www.lesliebarns.ttc.ca

i

on Leslie streetcar line Daniela Piteo bsrm@insidetoronto.com Concerned residents and business owners gathered at S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre to discuss the impact construction of a new streetcar line and light rail facility will have on traffic flow on the Leslie Street corridor between Queen and Commissioners streets, south of Lake Shore Boulevard. The more than 200 new streetcars the TTC has purchased will be maintained at the facility, now called Leslie Barns, which is currently under construction. The barns will also store about half the new streetcars, which will get there via the new connecting track slated for Leslie Street. The track work also includes utility work, including new storm and sanitary sewers, and watermains. Leslie Street, according to TTC documents from the meeting, which included a draft construction schedule, will be “significantly upgraded... between Queen Street and Tommy

Thompson Park” with new, wider sidewalks; decorative pavers; new trees and greenery; new street lighting and hydro poles; and public art at locations still to be determined. The actual maintenance facility, meanwhile, will include a green roof; hundreds of trees and plantings; and seamless integration with the Martin Goodman Trail. Disruption discussed Traffic and disruption were the main issues addressed by the TTC and the city at the March 27 meeting. John Nagler, TTC community relations manager in engineering and construction, presented a draft plan of route closures and traffic redirection in the area. “We can’t dictate where traffic is going to go. It’s like water, it is going to find the path of least resistance,” Nagler said. Nagler and other representatives from the TTC and the city held the meeting to seek community input >>>concerns, page 12

BLAIR ROBERTSON

Psychic/Medium LIVE IN PERSON

R0011_0328

You’ve heard him on radio, you’ve seen him on CTV, Breakfast Television, Discovery Channel and more... you’ve read about him in the Sun, Toronto Star and more... Now See Blair In Person for an Intimate “EVENING OF SPIRIT” At Howard-Johnson Inn & Suites Scarborough Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 7:00pm Ticket Details at www.BlairRobertson.com/tour

WE’RE NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN YONGE! TRAINING PROGRAMS! $6999 +tax

Learn to Run

April 22

For Women Only

May 11

Walk (Fitness)

April 22

Marathon

June 20

5K Program

May 7

Half Marathon

July 2

And come join us for our FREE weekly Run Club Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. & Sunday at 8:30 a.m. All fitness levels welcome! 53 Yonge St | Toronto, ON M5E 1J3 Phone: (416) 867-7575 | downtownyonge@runningroom.com

www.runningroom.com

Welcome! John Stanton, founder of the Running Room, would like to welcome you to our new Downtown Yonge location. We’re looking forward to being part of the community!

890V3 Men’s & Women’s Men’

$139.99


11 | THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013

Caught You Looking! Massive Price Drop at HERITAGEFORD.ca! 2013 FORD MUSTANG GT • 5.0L V8 ENGINE • 6-SPD MANUAL TRANS • AIR COND • PWR GROUP • BREMBO BRAKE PKG • NAVIGATION • RECARO RACING SEATS • REVERSE CAMERA • 9,000 KMS • P4115 • FORD EXECUTIVE DRIVEN

FOR ONLY

36,988

$

2006 MUSTANG V6

12,990

$

2012 FORD TAURUS SEL AWD • 3.5L V6 ENGINE • AUTO TRANS • AIR COND • PWR GROUP • SUNROOF • ALLOY WHEELS • LEATHER INTERIOR • 24,000 KMS • P4004

FOR ONLY

FOR ONLY

34,988

$

2010 FORD FOCUS SE

24,988

$

2005 GMC JIMMY

FOR ONLY

FOR ONLY

12,990

$

8,990

$

FOR ONLY

12,990

$

2012 FORD FOCUS SE

2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID SEDAN • 2.5L • 4 CYL ENGINE • AUTO TRANS • AIR COND • PWR LOCKS • PWR WINDOWS & LOCKS • PWR SEATS • 52,000 KMS

FOR ONLY

FOR ONLY

19,988

13,988

$

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT

FOR ONLY

17,990

$

FOR ONLY

2009 CHEVY TRAVERSE

FOR ONLY

2010 TOYOTA YARIS

21,990

$

FOR ONLY

2011 KIA FORTE KOUP SX

FOR ONLY

2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG AWD

16,990

$

FOR ONLY

17,988

19,990

$

FOR ONLY

2011 FORD EDGE SEL

FOR ONLY

13,990

$

2010 FORD FUSION SEL SEDAN AWD • 3.0L • V6 ENGINE • AUTO TRANS • AIR COND • LEATHER INTERIOR • ALL WHEEL DRIVE • PWR SUNROOF • PWR WINDOWS & LOCKS • 67,000 KMS • CE149A

15,988

$

2011 FORD TAURUS • LEATHER SEATS • HEATED SEATS • MOONROOF • MICROSOFT SYNC • POWER GROUP • 37,000 KMS • P3908

• POWER GROUP • MY FORD TOUCH • MICROSOFT SYNC • HEATED LEATHER SEATS • PANORAMIC ROOF • 64,000 KMS • P4190

$

10,990

$

• LEATHER • MOONROOF • FRONT & REAR HTD SEATS • POWER GROUP • 113865 KMS • CT268A

2010 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER

FOR ONLY

25,990

$

• POWER WINDOWS • POWER LOCKS • KEYLESS ENTRY • CRUISE • CD • A/C • CB163A • 71,000 KMS • AUTO TRANS

• LEATHER • MOONROOF • HEATED SEATS • MICROSOFT SYNC • 4X4 • REVERSE SENSORS • NAVIGATION • 122,000 KMS • P4181

• 2.5L • 4 CYL ENGINE • AUTO TRANS • AIR CONDITIONING • PWR GROUP • CD STEREO • ALUM WHEELS • ROOF RACK • 58,000 KMS

$

FOR ONLY

• LEATHER • MOONROOF • BLUETOOTH • HEATED SEATS • POWER GROUP • 31,000 KMS

• 2.0L ENGINE • AUTO TRANS • AIR COND • PWR GROUP • SYNC • CD STEREO • 38,000 KMS • P3969

• 4X4 • CD • A/C • AUTOMATIC • TOW PKG • 84,000 KMS • CM124C

2010 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE PREMIUM • 4.6L • V8 ENGINE • AUTO TRANS • AIR COND • LEATHER INTERIOR • NAVIGATION • “19” WHEEL ALLOYS • 69,000 KMS • P3747A

• DVD ENTERTAINMENT • REV. CAMERA • REV. SENSORS • 7 PASSENGER SEATING • PANORAMIC ROOF • 59,000 KMS • CE177A

2010 FORD FOCUS SE • HEATED SEATS • MICROSOFT SYNC • POWER GROUP • CRUISE • A/C • 37,000 KMS • CB163A • AUTO TRANS

2009 FORD EDGE SEL • HEATED SEATS • POWER GROUP • REVERSE SENSORS • MICROSOFT SYNC • 70,000 KMS • CT231A

• POWER GROUP • CRUISE • MICROSOFT SYNC • A/C • AUTOMATIC • 34,000 KMS • CB166A

• 5 SPEED • LEATHER • HEATED SEATS • POWER GROUP • CUSTOM EXHAUST • 97,000 KMS • P4117A

FOR ONLY

2012 MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE • 5.0 LITRE V8 • NAVIGATION • AUTO • UPGRADED ‘BOSS 302’ WHEELS • LEATHER • 25,000 KMS • BC121A

24,990

$

FOR ONLY

20,990

$

ALL CASH PRICES ARE + HST ONLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL REBATES APPLIED TO SALE PRICE.

46 YEARS OF QUALITY, TRUST & VALUE

THURS 9-8 FRI 9-6 SAT 9-5

OUT OF TOWN

1-800-267-3673

USED CAR:

www.heritageford.ca

Victoria Park Ave.

Heritage Ford

SHOP ONLINE AT HERITAGEFORD.CA

416-264-2537

Danforth Ave.

HERITAGE FORD

on

gst

Kin

.

Rd

Queen St.

2660 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1M 1L6


���������

Concerns aired at Leslie Barns meeting >>>from page 10 in order to develop a comprehensive plan that will best address the needs of residents and business owners. But some attendees were left feeling weary due to previous contact with the TTC. Area resident Jane McDonald said she contacted the TTC last year with concerns and questions regarding the upcoming implementation of the Leslie Barns facility. “It has been over one year and I still haven’t received a response,” McDonald said. Nagler explained efforts have been made to avoid a lack of customer service. “We are bringing in full-time staff for that very reason, to respond to you as soon as possible. If there is a question that

We are bringing in full-time staff for that very reason, to respond to you as soon as possible. – John Nagler

requires a complex response, I want it to be done in a maximum of five business days,” Nagler said. Most residents were concerned with difficulties accessing their homes and businesses while streets are being closed and traffic rerouted. Martin Maguire, the manager of transit projects for the City of Toronto, emphasized efforts have been made to address these concerns. “Access to residents must be maintained,” Maguire said. “We’ve been working on the disruption management plans essentially since the environmental assessment was approved. What is really complicated here is all the underground utilities, so we had to stage it so all the work could get done in as short a time frame as possible.”

According to Anna Pace, head of strategic partnership with the TTC, the current plans will address safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, while meeting the needs of commuters and residents in a timely manner. The project also includes an improvement to the streetscape running along Leslie Street with the addition of 400 new trees and plants and storm water management. “I think the most challenging aspect is finding a balance between meeting the needs of residents who need to sleep at night and businesses who have asked us to extend working hours and it is very difficult to accommodate everyone’s needs,” Nagler said. According to Nagler, engineering and traffic staff have been working to develop a plan that will reduce the infiltration of gridlock on residential streets. The TTC have tentatively scheduled to come back to the community with detailed constructions plans in May.

BEACH IN BRIEF

THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013 |

12

View last Wednesday’s presentation at http://bit.ly/Ytpw16 and have your say by visiting http://bit.ly/ YQpQ9A

i

BEER, SUPPORT THE STOP FOOD CENTRE ◗DRINK Drinking beer while supporting The Stop Community Food Centre. The Brew Benefit, organized by Yashy Murphy of dishcrawl Toronto, a company dedicated to re-imagining the way people experience food, drink, and their communities, takes place April 7. Participants will sample 12 (five ounce) beers at six venues in the Esplanade and Front Street area, all within walking distance in the downtown core. Tickets, which cost $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event, include the cost of beer at each. The 19-plus event is a self-guided tour and the check-in location will be revealed to registered participants. V i s i t d i s h c ra w l . c o m / BrewBenefitTO for details. CLEAN DAY SET FOR APRIL 14 ◗BEACHY

Dog owners and those who care about the neighbourhood are invited to the annual Beachy Clean Day April 14. Hosted by Toronto Beaches Dog Association, the event

takes place f ro m 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Leuty Lifeguard Station at the foot of Leuty Avenue. There are treats for the dogs and refreshments for owners and cleaners. Visit www.torontobeachesdogs.com for details. CRAFTY TUESDAY AT THE RALPH THORNTON ◗CENTRE Those who like to craft are invited to Crafty Connections Tu e s d a y s a t t h e Ra l p h Thornton Centre. Join other creative types at the centre’s Exchange Loft Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. until April 23. Visit www.ralphthornton. org or email jennifera@ralphthornton.org The event is free. The centre is at 765 Queen St. E. an Buy d ge one tt tra he gall & se on co Pr nd em ium * Int er ior on Pa int

PA at RA Ul

of the

If you wish to be a carrier, please call 416-493-4400

Roxanne

My name is Roxanne Mason and I started as a carrier for the EastYork Mirror when I was 12 years old. I like meeting people on my route. One house has a special basket on the front door reserved for the Mirror, so I know people look forward to reading it and depend on me to deliver it. I have learned that it takes work to earn spending money for the movies or the mall with my friends, and I feel good when I complete my job each week.

5

0

%

of

f

U! O Y E R A ! ! S S D U TRY U BUY WE Buy one and get

50% off*

the second!

Celebrating Life’s Journey..

100% Quality, 100% Performance, 100% Satisfaction. *Offer applies to 3.7L cans of PARA Ultra and Premium Interior Paint. Offer Valid from April 4 - 15, 2013

BEACH HARDWARE 2215 Queen St East 416-691-2218

D

O T U O ARE Y

! E V SA

PRIMETIME PAINT & PAPER 299 Queen St East 416-703-9846

your home canadian style


13

Career Development

Career Development

798 7284

Career Development

General Help

Are you ready to work in IT? Are you up-to-date? Call us about our advanced training programs for women who need up-to-date skills, certification and work experience to find employment as IT professionals • Web Development-CIW Web Foundations Associate Certification and languages in selected scripting and programming. • Business Analysis - IT Business Analysis and Project Management Essentials Certifications. • Network Administration - Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Microsoft Server 2008. • Application Development - Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) Certification. All programs include off-site work experience placements. Start Dates: Late Spring 2013 Who can apply? Low Income Women with post-secondary training and experience in information technology who are: • Unemployed or under-employed • Immigrant Women; and/or • Women receiving Social Assistance Benefit (OW or ODSP)

Contact MicroSkills for more information: www.microskills.ca Brampton Location 499 Main Street South, Unit # 61 Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7 Collette Lewis 416-247-7181 ext. 2806 clewis@microskills.ca

North York Location 200 Consumers rd, 9th floor Toronto, ON M2J 4R4 Rodica Lefter 416-247-7181 ext. 2342 rlefter@microskills.ca

General Help

General Help

AZ DRIVERS Many fleet options at Celadon Canada. DEDICATED lanes; LIFESTYLE fleet with WEEKENDS OFF: INTRA-CANADA or INTERNATIONAL. O/O and LEASE opportunities. Join our Success. Call 1-855-818-7977 www.driveceladon canada.com

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

HELP WANTED!!! UP TO $1,000 Weekly, Paid in Advance!!! Mailing our Brochures/Postcards or Paid Bi-Weekly!! Typing Ads for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed! www.FreeToJoinHelp Wanted.com

AZ DRIVERS required for busy linehaul trucking company in Brampton. Cross border. Good pay, benefits, safety bonus. We require 2 years experience, clean abstract and CVOR and a positive customer first attitude. Please contact Barry Robski at 905-855-8300 ext 321

Birthday? Call (416) Anniversary? 493-4400 Memoriam? Let your community know with a personal message.

Call 416-798-7284

HELP WANTED! Make up to $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Helping Home Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity!! No experience required. Start immediately! www.MailingCo.NET

MANUFACTURING POSITIONS Available in London, Woodstock, Delhi and Tillsonburg. Temporary positions. Electricians, Millwrights, CNC Operators, Assemblers, Hoist Operators, Tool Setters, Paint Sign HELP WANTED!!! Tenders, General Labour, $28.00/HOUR. Undercov- Forklift Operator, Injection er Shoppers Needed To Mould Technician. Apply Judge Retail And Dining now! Send resume to: Establishments. Genuine j o b s @ p a t r i o t Opportunity. PT/FT. Ex- source1.com perience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopper Jobs.com

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

ANTIQUES

& Collectibles Wanted

FT & PT Outdoors Spring / Summer Work Hard working Guys'n gals! PropertyStarsJobs.com

Technical/ Skilled Trades CNC MACHINIST for StackTeck Systems in Brampton. We are looking to establish a new weekend shift. FridaySunday 4PM-4AM. 5+years experience required. Must be able to set up and work close to tolerances. Various positions available. Send resume: Gene Massa gmassa@stackTeck.com

Domestic Help Available

Cash for Older: Coins, Jewelry, Military, Watches, Toys, Barbies, Silver, Gold, Records, Guitars, Old Pens, Lighters & Old Advertising etc.

25 years experience. Richard & Janet 416-431-7180 416-566-7373 Articles for Sale

HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper

Beautiful Homes And Gardens •Eco-friendly Cleaning •Bonded & Insured •High Quality, Reliable

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper

Call Melanie 647-454-5820

Home Renovations

Mortgages/Loans

Drivers

853 1765

Articles Wanted

Up to $400 CASH Daily

Information Technology Training Programs For Women

fax: 905

Adjustments: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of your ad. Please check your ad on the first insertion. For multiple insertions of the same ad, credit will be made only for the first insertion. Credit given for errors in connection with production on ads is limited to the printed space involved. Cancellations must be made by 2 p.m. one business day prior to publication date. Cancellations must be made by telephone. Do not fax or e-mail cancellations.

$$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgage ontario.com

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let your past limit your career plans! Since 1989 Confidential, Fast Affordable - A+ BBB Rating EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM Call for FREE INFO BOOKLET 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYour Record.com

Astrology/Psychics TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers, CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032 Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca

BUILDER/ GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL. Finished basements. Painting. Bathrooms. Ceramic tiles. Flat roofs. Leaking basements. Brick/chimney repairs. House additions 9 0 5 - 7 6 4 - 6 6 6 7 , 416-823-5120 CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 416-242-8863

Waste Removal ALWAYS CHEAPEST!

All Garbage Removal! Home/ Business. Fast Sameday! Free Estimates! Seniors Discounts. We do all Loading & Clean-ups! Lowest Prices. Call John: 416-457-2154 Seven days

Get Noticed.

Visit

prlink.insidetoronto.com

BIG YELLOW Dog Walking and Pet Services

Group walks, private walks, cat visits, in-home boarding and puppy training. Call Wayne 416-527-3090 www.bigyellowdogwalking.com Waste Removal PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!

416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!

CHEAPEST Garbage Bin Rental! House hold junk, reno waste, dirt. Fast, Friendly, Reliable. Demolition. Pool fill-ins. www.rapidwasteand disposal.com

416-984-0044

Plumbing

EMERGENCY? Clogged drain, camera inspection Leaky pipes Reasonable price, 25 years experience Licensed/ Insured credit card accepted

Free estimate James Chen

647-519-9506 Decks & Fences 0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Spring discount! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752 www.griffindecks.ca

Flooring & Carpeting HARDWOOD FLOOR sanding. Specializing in stain/ refinishing. Call for Free Estimate! Reasonable rates. Paul 416-330-1340 pager. NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.29/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 26 yrs experience. Free Estimates. Best Price! 647-400-8198

Masonry & Concrete BRICK, BLOCK & NATURAL STONEWORK Chimneys, Tuck Pointing, Brick, Concrete Windowsills and Much More! For Free Estimate Call Peter: 647-333-0384 www. stardustconstruction .com

Appliance Repairs/ Installation Professional Repairs of all brands of: Refrigeration, Stoves, Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers, Air Conditioning, & Heating. Free Estimates. Warranty, Credit cards accepted. Seniors discount. 416-616-0388

Adult Personals LOCAL HOOKUPS BROWSE4FREE 1-888-628-6790 or #7878 Mobile HOT LOCAL CHAT 1-877-290-0553 Mobile: #5015 Find Your Favourite CALL NOW 1-866-732-0070 1-888-544-0199 18+

HOME RENOVATIONS

HOME IMPROVEMENT Directory

call: 416

Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Telephone Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Cash & Interac Transactions: 9 am - 5 pm

KITCHENS, BATHROOMS. BASEMENTS, DECKS & FENCES, CUSTOM MILLWORK SMALL & LARGE REPAIRS FROM CONCEPTION TO COMPLETION. 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE. LISCENCED & INSURED

Reno House inc.

All residential renovations, Custom Woodworking Bathrooms Kitchens Basements Additions Plans – Permits - Written Guarantees Licensed-Insured-WSIB Call for all jobs, large and small.

416-254-2155 www.renohouse.ca

RENT-A-HUSBAND Home Improvement Services • Plumbing • Electrical • Drywall • Carpentry • Masonry • Basement Conversions

Complete Renovations

416-693-6169

he Handy C uple Plumbing / Electrical / Carpentry / Ceramic Tiling Painting (int. & ext.) / Drywall / Windows & Doors Bathrooms • Kitchens • Basements • Complete Renovations And All Home Repairs No job too BIG, no job too SMALL. Weare the Handy Couple, we do it ALL! Reasonable Rates... Free Estimates CALL JOANNE 416-714-0740 • joanritchie@live.com

APPLIANCE REPAIR/INSTALLATION MARS APPLIANCE REPAIR

for low cost, fast, reliable repairs of: • fridges• stoves• dryers• washers • dishwashers• freezers • dehumidifiers• air conditioners Call Mark (Cert. Tech)

416-451-9040

CHIMNEYS

Bricks & Chimneys Repaired and rebuilt Bricks + mortar colour match House-front, pillars, bricks repaired or replaced

Tuckpointing Chris Jemmett Masonry 416-686-8095 www.insidetoronto.com

| THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013

175 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto, Ontario M2H 0A2 www.insidetoronto.com | Circulation: 416 493 4400


community

Easter hits the

BEACH

Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade took over Queen Street East on Easter Sunday. Below, Beach Mirror carriers hand out colouring books. The Mirror was a sponsor of the parade.

i

For more photos of the Easter parade, visit bit.ly/10wYxPZ

Staff photos/NICK PERRY

HOME IMPROVEMENT Directory

THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013 |

14

ELECTRICAL JORDAN D. ELECTRIC

MASTER ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR ECRA/ESA LIC 7004913 RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • • • •

SERVICE UPGRADE 100, 200, 400 AMP KNOB & TUBE REMOVAL/REWIRING 24/7 TROUBLESHOOTING & REPAIRS SERVICE POT LIGHTS INSTALLATION

(416) 887-6819

jordanelectric@sympatico.ca

LANDSCAPING, LAWN CARE, SUPPLIES Free Estimates

Seniors Discounts

PAINTING & DECORATING

CONTINENT PAINT & WALLPAPER 425 Donlands Ave. at O’Connor Dr.

Call: 416-425-4120

• 35 Years Experience • Interior/Exterior Projects • In-store Colour

Matching www.continentpaints.com • Free Estimate & Competitive Rates

PLUMBING

ROOFING

TREE/STUMP SERVICES

ROOFING DUN-RITE REPAIRS

ALLAN’S TREE SERVICE Professional Tree Service for over 25 years

• SIDING/FASCIA • EAVESTROUGH 24 HOURS • TUCKPOINTING EMERGENCY REPAIRS • VENTING • GUTTER GUARDS • ANIMAL REMOVAL

• SHINGLES • FLAT ROOFS • SKY LIGHTS • CHIMNEY’S • VALLEY’S • ANIMAL PROOFING 15% Senior’s Discount

ALL TYPES OF ROOF REPAIRS 647-857-5656

R&Z PLUMBING & HEATING

647-210-LAWN (5296)

PAINTING & DECORATING

english painter.ca

with over 30 years experience • Interior & Exterior • Senior Discount • Paper Hanging • Free Estimates #1 Readers Choice Diamond Award

416-422-3532

Replacement & Repairs Sinks, Leaky Pipes, Furnace, A/C, Water Heater, Gas 28 Years Experience • 24/7

416.661.9393

Metro License #PH23521

TOM DAY PLUMBING & DRAINS

Diamond #1 Readers Choice Award Winner!

• All plumbing work • Faucets, toilets, sinks, etc. installed Backed up drains, blocked toilets, basement backups, external/internal drain excavating. • Video Camera Drain Inspection Damp Basement, Complete Waterproofing Service

416 875 5538

Yes, we can beat any competitors rates, call for details.

CANADIAN Lic. # B21358

Fully Licensed & Insured

416-626-0777

www.canadianroofmasters.com

GTA TREE SERVICE

Master Lic.# 20557

416-693-6169

• Shingles • Flat Roofs • Skylights • Chimneys • Eavestroughs • Repairs • Free Estimates

Save UP TO 15% OFF

IDEAL PLUMBING

www.idealplumbingdrain.com SASHA 416-371-7137 ALI 416-828-6611

Best Prices

ROOF

TREE/STUMP SERVICES

· 24 Hour Emergency Service · Plugged Drain Repair •Backflow Prevention · Service Specialist · Flat Rates · Fully Insured · No Extra Charge for Evening & Weekends

WATERPROOFING

MASTERS

416-480-0622

Metro License #PH15982 • MASTER PLUMBER

Free Estimates Call Allan: 647-286-3938

LEAKY BASEMENT? CALL THE EXPERTS!

BEST RATES AND SERVICE IN TOWN

Spring & Fall Clean-Ups • Lawn Mowing • Seeding & Sodding • Pruning • Garden Bed Maint • Fert & Aerate • Snow Removal

*Certified I.S.A. Arborist*

• Arborist Report • Tree Removal • Tree Pruning • Tree Disease & Insect Control • Tree Cabling • Stump Removal • Tree Planting

Quick Service!!! • Experts in Removal of Dangerous Trees • Trimming, Pruning • Stump Removal • Ash Borer Treatment • $2 million Liability + WSIB SPRING SAVINGS 10% OFF! Call Bobby 416-828-TREE (8733) www.GTAtree.com

To highlight your

Home Improvement Business call

416-798-7284


15

2012 Best New small Car (UNder $21K)

accent

2013

HWY: 5.3L/100 KM CITY: 7.1L/100 KM▼

82

BI-WEEKLY

0

%†

FINANCINGFOR 84MONTHS

+

fInancInG fOr UP tO

Limited model shown

OWN IT.

94

$

BI-WEEKLY

HWY: 5.2L/100 KM CITY: 7.1L/100 KM▼

WITH

0

%†

FINANCINGFOR 84MONTHS

Visit www.insidetoronto.com and click on CONTESTS under Local Interest to nominate your local businesses and be entered into our draw.

HURRY Nominations end at midnight on April 19th!!

No purchase necessary.The Contest is open to residents of Toronto, Ontario 18 years of age or older. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Two (2) grand prizes will be awarded. Approximate retail value of grand prizes is approx $500. Entrants must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question to be declared a winner. Contest closes April 19, 2013 at 11:59pm.To enter online and for complete contest rules visit www.insidetoronto.com and click on CONTESTS under Local Interest.

es

tm

eN

ts Ω

sellINGPrICe: $16,980♦ ELANTRA L6-SPEEDMANUAL. DELIVERY,DESTINATION, FEES&$500INPRICE DOWN ADJUSTMENTSΩ Ω INPRICEADjuSTMENTS PAYMENT ONSELECTTRIMS INCLUDED.PLUSHST.

+

0

$

UntIl 2014 *

2012 Best New desIGN 2012 Best New sPorts/ PerformaNCe Car (UNder 50K)

2013

HWY: 5.3L/100 KM CITY: 7.5L/100 KM▼

OWN IT.

WITH

126 1.99

$

%

FINANCINGFOR 84MONTHS

VelOSter

featUres INClUde: • AIR CONDITIONING • 7" LCD SCREEN WITH REARVIEW CAMERA • BLUETOOTH® HANDS FREE PHONE SYSTEM • 17" ALLOY WHEELS • iPOD®/uSB/AuXILIARY INPuT jACKS

AND

PaY

+

0

$

DOWN PAYMENT

UntIl 2014 *

sellING PrICe: $21,330♦ VELOSTER 6-SPEED MANUAL. DELIVERY, DESTINATION & FEES INCLUDED. PLUS HST.

2013 CaNadIaN UtIlItY vehICle of the Year

Santa fe

+

MOntHS

21BROADVIEW @EASTERNAVE. 416-465-9000

Limited model shown

OWN IT.

HWY: 6.7L/100 KM CITY: 10.1L/100

WITH HWY: †6.7L/100 KM CITY: 10.1L/100PaY KM▼

168 1.99

$

BI-WEEKLY

featUres INClUde: • SIRIUS XM RADIO WITH BLUETOOTH® HANDS FREE PHONE SYSTEM • HEATED FRONT SEATS • FOG LIGHTS • ACTIVE ECO SYSTEM

%

FINANCINGFOR 84MONTHS

+

UntIl 2014 *

DVP

RICH

M

ST OND

sellING PrICe: $28,395♦ SANTA FE 2.4L FWD AUTO. DELIVERY, DESTINATION & DOWN FEES INCLUDED. INPRICEADjuSTMENTS PAYMENT PLUS HST. Ω

AND

0

$

ONSELECTTRIMS

E. W AV DVIE BROA

or

Us

AND

PaY

ST. RIVER

n Wi

$200

a gift card to Occasions Restaurant!

Ud

featUres INClUde: • 6 AIRBAGS • iPOD®/uSB/AuXILIARY INPuT jACKS • POWER WINDOWS & DOOR LOCKS • ABS WITH TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM • DUAL HEATED POWER EXTERIOR MIRRORS

Tech. model shown

On Select MODelS

$300

Cl

2013

WIN UP TO $500 0 % 84 IN GIFT CARDS!!!

a gift card to Pet Valu Beach

IN

0

elantra

PAY ONLY

Your opinion counts! This is your chance to nominate the best local businesses in your community for the Beach Mirror’s annual Readers’ Choice for your chance to be entered into our random draw to win:

DOWN PAYMENT

sellING PrICe: $14,930♦ ACCENT 4 DR L 6-SPEED MANUAL. DELIVERY, DESTINATION & FEES INCLUDED. PLUS HST.

IN 2012 CaNadIaN Pr & North amerICaN IC ea Car of the Year dj

2013

BI-WEEKLY

2013 Readers’ Choice

0

$

UntIl 2014 *

MONTHS ONSELECTMODELS

+

AND

PaY

50

84

WITH

$

FINANCING FORUPTO

GLS model shown

$

% 0

OWN IT.

featUres INClUde: • 1.6L GDI ENGINE • FRONT ACTIVE HEADRESTS • FRONT, SIDE & CURTAIN AIRBAGS • POWER DOOR LOCKS • AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB/iPOD® AuDIO SYSTEM

.

N ST.

QUEE

ERN

EAST

E.

AVE.

www.downtownhyundai.com

™The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial

Services based on new 2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto/Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual (includes $750 in price adjustments)/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual (includes $500 in price adjustments)/ Tucson L 5-Speed Manual with an annual finance rate of 1.99%/0%/0%/0%/0.99% for 84 months. Bi-weekly payments are $168/$82/$111/$94/$125. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $2,048/$0/$0/$0/$777. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,760/$1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760 fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance Offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual for $16,980 at 0% per annum equals $94 bi-weekly for 84 months for a total obligation of $16,980. Cash price is $16,980. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes $500 in price adjustments, Delivery and Destination of $1,495, fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Example price excludes registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Ω Up to $10,000 on select vehicles is for a new 2012 Genesis Sedan V8 R Spec only. Other models have lower amounts. Terms & conditions apply. ▼Fuel consumption for 2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM)/2013 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.8L/100KM)/ Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Tucson L 5-Speed Manual (HWY 7.7L/100KM, City 10.4L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ♦Price of models shown 2013 Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD/Accent 4 Door GLS Auto/Elantra GT SE Tech 6-Speed Auto/Elantra Limited/Tucson Limited AWD is $40,395/$20,230/$27,980/$24,930/$34,245. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,760/$1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760, fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Prices exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $2,000/$1,250/$2,000/$1,750/$2,500 available on 2013 Santa Fe/Accent 4 Door/Elantra GT/ Elantra Sedan/Tucson with the exception of the base models (2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto/Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/ Tucson L 5-Speed Manual); however the price adjustments of $750/$500 for the Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual are available in the finance offers set forth above. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. †Ω♦Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

| THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013

DOWNTOWNHYUNDAI


THE MIRROR b | Thursday, April 4, 2013 |

16

Is your bath worn-out, cracked or just outdated? BATH FITTER® will take care of your bathroom remodel. That’s our job and our promise. First we’ll take a series of precise measurements to assure the perfect fit. Then we’ll craft your new bath or shower in our state-of-theart North American facility and have it installed by our professionally trained BATH FITTER® employees... no subcontractors here, and we back everything with the BATH FITTER® lifetime warranty!

The BATH FITTER® ADVANTAGE • No need to disturb existing flooring or plumbing • Installation completed in ONE DAY • A wide range of easy to clean bathtub and shower styles to choose from • Our unique, one-piece seamless wall system can be installed right over your existing wall • Tub-to-Shower conversions, too

PRESENT THIS COUPON AND SAVE UP TO

250

$

*

416-252-0834 44 Fasken Drive Unit 2 & 21, Etobicoke, On M9W 5M8

*See store for details. One coupon per customer. Coupon must be presented at time of estimate only. May not be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchases. Valid only at this location. ©2012 BATH FITTER® ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


April 4  

We are a local newspaper reflecting the lives of our readers by covering what’s important to them: The people and events in their own commun...

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you