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Kire Paputts and Colin Brunton are hoping a pot of gold will appear at the end of the rainbow they’re working to create. The east-end filmmakers, the same duo behind the Gerrard Street East short documentary series, have recently launched a crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter.com to help pay for their latest project, a feature film called The Rainbow Kid – a dark and gritty coming-ofage story about a young man with Down syndrome who sets off on a crazy, life-changing adventure to find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. “(The Rainbow Kid) started off as a crazy idea I had one day about a kid with Down syndrome going off to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” said Paputts, who has volunteered for a few years now with Drama Way, an organization that offers creative classes to people with special needs. “The more I thought about it, the more it grew on me.” The film stars Scarborough resident Dylan Harman, playing the role of Eugene, who, while on his journey, encounters a host of larger-than-life characters including an alco>>>full-length, page 7

Woodbine Park will become a dog lover’s paradise the weekend of May 24 and 25 as Woofstock, North America’s largest festival for dogs, relocates to the Beach. The two-day, free outdoor dog festival and consumer expo is expected to draw upward of 300,000 people and 250 vendors/exhibitors. Woofstock was launched 11 years ago in the Distillery Historic District. Two years later, it moved to the St. Lawrence Market and is now setting up shop at Woodbine Park at the northeast corner of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue. Visit www.woofstock.ca Riverdale Park East meeting wAttend

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DON’T FALL: Victoria Hermenegildo, right, Rachael Madigan and Kylin Daniel glide together along the ice at Greenwood Park Rink Saturday evening.

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Neighbours work to ‘Ditch The Dust’ at Greenwood Dog Park JOANNA LAVOIE jlavoie@insidetoronto.com The days of foul-smelling dust storms may soon come to an end at Greenwood Park’s off-leash area as a group of dog-loving neighbours are raising funds to replace the local dog park’s problematic granite sand surface. In the spring of 2012, five concerned area residents – Stacey Grieve, Kelly Manis, Katie Reid, Rob Bright and Diane Walton – got together to discuss their concerns about the crushed granite (sand) surface at the Greenwood Dog Park. The group, called the Greenwood Dog Park Association (GDPA), met on two occasions and decided to survey park users about what could be done to better the dog park for everyone. More than 100 people completed the survey. “It was apparent (the surface dust and odour) was a big issue and we wanted everyone to enjoy the park,” said Reid, a certified professional dog trainer/walker who often frequents the park. “(The surface) was just overly dusty in the warm, drier months. Talking to people, it was obvious the ground cover was a problem.” Reid said those surveyed also expressed concerns about the granite sand scratching the cor-

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neas of their dogs’ eyes and their pets ingesting fine particles when playing fetch. Area homeowners along Dundas Street East and Alton Avenue were also unhappy about dust getting into their homes from the dog park as well as the “atrocious” smell. The volunteer group then contacted the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department and Councillor Paula Fletcher to discuss their concerns. In September, they submitted a proposal to the city to move forward on resurfacing the off-leash dog area at Greenwood Park. Mark Hawkins, general supervisor of parks for Toronto East York, said he’s seen granite sand used as the ground cover for several dog parks across the city. “We’ve never found any issues with it,” he said during a recent

interview. However, in the case of the Greenwood dog park, Hawkins said “a lot” of complaints from residents have come in, specifically about the dust there this past summer during a period of extreme heat and little to no rainfall. “We did overnight irrigation at Greenwood (Park) last summer, but it dried out again by the afternoon,” he explained, adding the parks department increased its irrigation there to two 10-minute periods at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., which seemed to mitigate the dust and odour problem. “It’s pretty open out there and it gets windy.” Hawkins said he’s not opposed to removing the gravel sand at Greenwood Park and replacing it with pea gravel. “We’ve used pea gravel at a

number of dog parks and it’s been quite effective. It’s not a bad idea and it works,” he said. The parks department, which Hawkins said would store and reuse the granite sand from Greenwood Park, has agreed to support the community’s efforts with a $20,000 in-kind donation for labour and materials. The community must raise an additional $30,000 to complete the project, which he said wouldn’t likely move forward until 2015. Fletcher said she’s “very supportive” of the residents’ efforts to replace the current gravel sand surface at the Greenwood Dog Park with pea gravel. “The dog folks believe (the pea gravel) surface is the best...Once funding is attained, we can move forward.” Anyone interested in making

an online donation to the ‘Ditch the Dust’ - Greenwood Dog Park Resurfacing Campaign can visit www.donationaid.com/greenwooddog-park. Corporate sponsors are also welcome to get in touch. All donations of more than $10 will receive a charitable tax receipt from the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, which is helping the Greenwood Dog Park Association collect and manage donations. For more information, visit the Greenwood Doggie Park Facebook group at http://on.fb. me/1kvcmfu Fundraising event Comedy for a Cause: Canine Edition, a fundraising event for the Greenwood Doggie Park’s ‘Ditch the Dust’ campaign, is set to take place Tuesday, April 1 at The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The comedy showcase will feature Canadian comics Peter Anthony, Steve Dylan, Casey Corbin and Michelle Shaughnessy. Local dog walker Kelly Manis is set to serve as the host and emcee for the evening, which will also include a raffle draw featuring prizes from several local retailers.

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East-end artists receive 2014 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts JOANNA LAVOIE jlavoie@insidetoronto.com Two artists from east Toronto are among a field of eight Canadians to be recognized for their achievements in the visual and media arts. Sculptor Kim Adams, who has called Leslieville home for about four years, and multidisciplinary visual artist Max Dean, who has had a studio space in the port lands for nearly 20 years, are recipients of the 2014 Governor General’s (GG) Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The Canada Council for the Arts, Canada’s national arts funder, administers and funds the awards, which will be handed out in Ottawa Wednesday. “The 2014 recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts represent Canada at its best, and give us reason to celebrate,” said Robert Sirman, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, in a release. Adams, one of Canada’s leading sculptors, has been honing his craft for more than three decades. One of his most well-known pieces is his ever-expanding Bruegel-Bosch

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Left, sculptor Kim Adams joins fellow east Toronto resident Max Dean, a multidisciplinary artist, as part of a group of eight Canadians to win a 2014 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Bus piece, a vintage Volkswagen truck adorned with old toy figurines and other random tchotkes. It is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Adams considered being a stock car driver for a time but deep down knew his future would be in the arts. “Art is always something I’ve enjoyed. It has been a part of my life since childhood,” he said. Adams said he’s honoured to be

counted among such a talent pool of artists to receive a 2014 GG award. “It’s a different kind of award because it has a bigger window. It crosses culture a little more broadly,” said Adams. “It’s a great honour. It’s something special for all of us.” Dean, who grew up in Vancouver, B.C. and has called Toronto home for more than 20 years, views the accolade as a major career acknowledgement. “I’m pretty ecstatic about it. It’s

very much peer recognition,” he said during a recent interview. “It’s a national honour, a huge honour.” Dean, who currently teaches parttime at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, said the award also recognizes the many people who have supported his career. “(Art) is it. This is all I do. It’s all I’ve done, really,” said Dean, who knew from the age of 15 that he’d have a future in the arts. One of Dean’s most notable instal-

lations is Robotic Chair, a unique piece that has the ability to fall apart and put itself back together. The National Gallery of Canada at 380 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa will host a special exhibition from March 28 to July 6 featuring pieces by this year’s winners, which were selected by an independent peer jury. “Each year, we honour some of Canada’s finest contemporary artists and artistic contributors,” said Gov. Gen. David Johnston in a March 4 release. “The work of these artists in the visual and media arts is well known and respected in Canada and abroad. I am pleased to honour each of the laureates for their achievements. On behalf of all Canadians, I thank them for their creativity and hard work.” Adams and Dean share the honour with Sandra Brownlee, weaver/notebook keeper; Raymond Gervais, performance and installation artist; Angela Grauerholz, photographer/ visual artist; Jayce Salloum, media artist; Brydon Smith, curator; and Carol Wainio, painter.

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Fringe candidate raises question about taxes Mayoral races are a long haul in Toronto – and that leaves plenty of room for little epiphanies. On Monday, one of those showed up to file papers at city hall – Ari Goldkind, a 40-year-old criminal defence lawyer. He made some headlines saying that he has a nose for B.S. and referring to the current mayor as Sideshow Rob. If past experience is any indication, an ambitious but untested outsider such as Goldkind will go exactly nowhere in this race. Goldkind is a fringe candidate. But it’s rude not to ask what ideas he brings to the table, and so that’s what I did. He started out sounding a bit like David Soknacki and Olivia Chow, advocating a return to the LRT in Scarborough over the council-approved subway. And then he kind of sounded like Soknacki on the land transfer tax, but it turned out I’d misunder-

david nickle the city stood when I thought he said that exemptions to the tax should go to more lower-priced houses and purchasers of homes worth more than $1.1 million should pay more. What Goldkind actually wanted to see was the land transfer tax increased on million-dollar homes, and everybody else pay the same. That, along with higher property taxes, would pay for repairs and improvements of Toronto’s public housing. Goldkind may throw around words like B.S. pretty freely, but for him, taxes are not a dirty word. After we spoke, it struck me: higher taxes shouldn’t be a de facto taboo, as they’ve become. Because while Goldkind might not have a hope at winning the election, if he actually pulled it off, his

But maybe it’s time that we shook our heads and stopped believing that we can have a great or even decent future, paying only a little more than we did in the past.

program of tax-and-spend government would probably make life a lot better here and drive almost no one from their homes. Taxes are low in Toronto and yet services are slipping. Subways are crowded and buildings are crumbling and according to this year’s Ombudsman’s Annual Report, even basic customer service isn’t sustainable. As this year’s budget debate wrapped up, City Manager Joe Pennachetti laid it bare, that property taxes will practically have

to rise more dramatically in coming years than they have in the past, just to maintain status quo. Toronto is circling the drain. And yet, the collection of miserly landholders that make up Toronto will almost certainly shuffle out and cast their vote for one of five or so A-list mayoralty candidates with well-known resumes and no stomach for pitching the larger-scale tax hikes the city needs to pull out of its spin. Now, I can’t say that anybody should go to vote for the unknown criminal defence lawyer who just joined the long list of fringe mayoralty candidates. But maybe it’s time that we shook our heads, and stopped believing that we can have a great or even decent future, paying only a little more than we did in the past.

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St. Joseph School - Silent Soiree WHEN: 7 to 11 p.m. WHERE: St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 176 Leslie St. CONTACT: Kelly Smith, 416-3935209, www.silentsoiree.com COST: Free St. Joseph’s Catholic School Advisory Council offers an evening of fun, food, drink and music. Live Performance by members of ‘On the Off Beat’ featuring jazz and classic, a unique wine tasting opportunity with Sommelier Will Predhomme and musical performance by Keith Jolie and Band. Auction items include event tickets, restaurant certificates and other unique items and one-of-a-kind experiences.

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Panel Discussion with Senator David Smith WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Naval Club of Canada, 1910 Gerrard St. E. CONTACT: Jeff Rybak, 416-8308558, jeff.rybak@ utoronto.ca COST: Free A community discussion with an expert panel, featuring Senator David Smith, about a topical issue. Why do we have a Senate, how does it function, how might it be reformed?

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Community Centre 55 Silent Auction and Pasta Night WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. CONTACT: 416-691-1113 COST: Free

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Every Day is Malala Day - Author visit by Rosemary McCarney WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Jones Library, 118 Jones Ave. CONTACT: 416-393-7715 COST: Free Rosemary McCarney, the author of ‘Every Day is Malala Day’ will come to the library to talk about her new book and sign copies.

Kingston Road United Church hosts the Arkel Trio. WHEN: 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. CONTACT: 416-699-6091 COST: $20, kids under 12 are free The Arkel Trio is made up of Toronto Symphony cellist Winona Zelenka, TSO principal violist Teng and concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Marie Berard. Cost, $20 with kids 12 and under free. Call Elaine 416-699-6091 to reserve ticket.

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Full-length feature is a coming-of-age story >>>from page 1 -holic dowser, a burned-out punkrocker and a special needs girl with a disturbing home life. The 30-day fundraising effort is being launched to coincide with World Down Syndrome Day Friday. The project, which saw an earlier incarnation in 2012 as an award-winning short film called Rainbow Connection, is Paputts’ first time directing a full-length narrative feature film. Brunton, a well-known Canadian producer and director, is co-producing The Rainbow Kid alongside Paputts, a lifelong Little India-area resident. The duo started working together about seven years ago on a remake of a documentary about Toronto’s punk music movement and

through a sympathetic lens or (handled with) kid gloves. I like to push the boundaries and break down barriers. I figure this film would be a really good opportunity to do that,” he said. “It’s refreshing to portray people with special needs in all aspects with the challenges they face, the thoughts they have, their struggles and adversities, and the wrong decisions they sometimes make. They’re just like everybody else.” S o f a r, Pa p u t t s a n d Brunton has received $34,000 in grants from the Ontario and Ontario Arts Councils, but expect they’ll need at least $250,000 to bring their film to fruition. “It’s been a long process but I kind of like the challenge as well,” Paputts said.

It’s refreshing to portray people with special needs in all aspects with the challenges they face... – Kire Paputts

have collaborated on various projects ever since. A graduate of Ryerson University’s film arts program who currently freelances as a director, producer and editor, Paputts said The Rainbow Kid is an opportunity to tell a great story featuring a differently-abled main character. Push the boundaries “Usually people with special needs are portrayed

“I think (The Rainbow Kid) is something that’s very unique and different, out of the box. … It doesn’t follow the status quo of what people expect a film with special needs to be.” The Rainbow Kid is set to be filmed in the city’s east end and in various rural settings in Ontario.

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Condo meeting set for Monday The developer of a proposed eight-storey condo at the southeast corner of Queen and Laing streets in Leslieville is hosting a community consultation Monday, March 24. The meeting, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Maple Cottage, 62 Laing St., will give area residents a chance to learn more about a development application for 13271339 Queen St. E.

Rockport Group is looking to construct a mixed-use building consisting of 110 residential units and 685 square metres of grade-related retail space. This site, which straddles both wards 30 and 32, will also have a total of 106 parking spaces on two levels of underground parking. Community members are urged to attend this meeting as height limits for develop-

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