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Garden for seniors, kids at Eastview REbecca field rfield@insidetoronto.com An intergenerational garden to be used by children and seniors is being built at Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre this week. The garden is being built in collaboration with the local Boys and Girls club and Evergreen Brick Works. It is part of a food program that will allow community members to grow food that will be used at the club, as well as donated to shelters. “It’s more like a learning garden and an opportunity for children and seniors to do some gardening that they wouldn’t normally get to do on their own,” said Laurette Jack, the children’s programming supervisor at the community centre. Seniors and children will get the chance to plant food, herbs and edible flowers, and tend to the garden throughout the summer. “The kids can do stuff for the seniors, and the seniors can teach kids about stuff that are in the garden,” said Jack who will be organizing programming surrounding the garden this summer, as well as a summer camp themed on the environment and the arts. “We’ve been going green for a while,” said Jack who pointed >>>eastview’s, page 10

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Left, Toronto Police Const. Jeff Tout dances with children during the 55 Division Police Week Community Fair in Woodbine Park last Wednesday. Below, visitors ride on a CN train. Top right Nolan Babcock, 5, and his grandmother Debi Murphy get to know Toronto Police Const. Joel Houston and his mount Moose. Bottom right, Toronto police auxiliary Const. Francis introduces Shalon Tizazu, 7, to the vintage 1988 Plymouth scout car. The Beach Mirror was a sponsor of the event. Photos/MIKE POCHWAT

Beach Hill Spring Fling beautifies neighbourhood REBECCA FIELD rfield@insidetoronto.com The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association (BHNA) held a Spring Fling to raise money for the beautification of the Gerrard Street neighbourhood Saturday, May 25. More than 150 people attended the event, which included yard sales, a live performance from the local band The Lost Boys, food, plant sales and a tree naming ceremony. “The goal was to really put a focus on Gerrard and to get people to keep using local businesses and keep them alive,” said Kate Tennier from the BHNA. “We’re trying to bring back the commercial district that was once here,” said Tennier, who emphasized that businesses are already there, but not occupying every storefront. The city will be extending the tree wells on Gerrard Street to add 23 more trees, as well as planted flowers. Construction will take place in June, but the tree planting won’t take place until fall. “The whole idea is that the more beautiful you make it, then that will attract hopefully more people to

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come shop here, more businesses, that kind of thing,” Tennier said. “I think what’s interesting is that this is a trend across Toronto, that you’re getting little neighbourhood associations growing all over.” The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association was created last June and has grown to include initiatives such as the Gerrard Bucket Brigade,

Beach Hill Bench Project, as well as local softball. “We’re in this big city, which I love, but you also want to be kind of local.” During the day, Tennier led a treenaming tour across Gerrard Street with members of the community who adopted the trees. “People off Gerrard are the adopt-

ers, and then the businesses are part of what we call the Bucket Brigade,” Tennier said. The businesses will receive orange metal watering cans that they will use to maintain the tree wells once they are put in place. Michelle Ostafin and her daughter live on Normandy Street, they adopted and named a tree “Precious.”

“There’s a real sense of community here,” said Ostafin who spent the day selling plants. “I can’t believe how many people I’ve met through doing this. It’s a really nice way to gather.” The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association centres around Gerrard and Woodbine. Visit www.beachhill. org for details.

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n today’s newspaper we’ve presented the 11 funding tools Metrolinx was considering as ways to find $34 billion to fund the first part of the Big Move project in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). There’s been plenty of debate about these tools, how transit expansion should be paid for and who will pay. Ultimately, all roads lead to the Province of Ontario when it comes to these questions. Metrolinx, the provincial agency tasked with building and financing the Big Move transit expansion, has recommended four of the 11 revenue tools in a report, which will go to the province and affected municipalities by Saturday. You can find which four Metrolinx said no to; which three it listed our view as supplemental measures; the four it passed on to Tell your MPP and the province in our exclusive your thoughts look online. Other players with a stake in the Big Move, on Big Move including the City of Toronto, CivicAction and the Toronto Region Board of Trade have their own positions on the funding tools; this is also reflected in our report. The Big Move is a huge project with many spurs of transit growth, and multiple jurisdictions with competing priorities. However, we are all part of the same transit/traffic mess, and it’s hurting our economy right now in long commute times and increased business costs. We’ll all pay the price for not getting the Big Move right. The onus is on taxpayers to understand the situation and its impact. It’s your tax money that will potentially fund transit upgrades. It’s easy to just say no to taxes, but then you have to be able to offer other sources of funding and be part of the solution. We hope our report will let readers better understand some of the ways in which Metrolinx thought the Big Move could be funded, and how those funding tools would work. Take a look at them and then let your local MPP know what you think, and what you would be willing to accept and pay. It is the province that will decide which revenue tools to implement, and right now we have a relatively unstable minority government situation. Hopefully, the importance of better transit will trump politics when making these decisions.

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Metrolinx shows leadership; unlike councillors In the midst of the political apocalypse unfolding here at city hall, it’s nice to see that things aren’t collapsing everywhere when it comes to the governance of our city. On Monday, Metrolinx released its preferred revenue tools to pay for transit expansion in Toronto and the surrounding communities. The revenue tools preferred are a one per cent hike in the HST, a five-centper-litre gas tax, a 25 cent commercial parking levy and a 15 per cent increase in development charges. Metrolinx also recommended tolls on HOV lanes, parking fees at transit stations and a land value capture tax as supplemental tools for funding. The total cost for the average household would be $477 a year, according to Metrolinx’s calculations. More for big families. All of this was too rich for the broken instrument that Toronto council had become earlier this month,

david nickle the city when it attempted consensus on ways to raise money for transit expansion. The best council could do then was ask for a couple more subways, and tell the provincial government to find the money to pay for it elsewhere. The political appointees that currently make up Metrolinx are, sadly, left to be the grown-ups. Toronto needs that politically mature guidance right now. The city and the region that surrounds it desperately needs to update and expand its transportation infrastructure. Those families being hit up for $500 to $1,000 a year in new fees will be needing that infrastructure as more families arrive. And council? Beset by scandal in the mayor’s office, its members divided... In its current state, it’s never been less fit

to govern this city. As Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday has pointed out, the business of the city goes on as it collapses. And that’s true, inasmuch as Toronto is 90 per cent a service delivery organization and as long as it’s financially sound and retains a professional bureaucracy, the city itself will work. But that crucial 10 per cent, which involves moving an agenda forward and crafting policy – looking at the city we’ll have five years from now as opposed to dealing with the one we’ve got – is beyond Toronto. Fortunately, the most crucial policy question of this term – how to fund and build better transportation – has been taken away from Toronto council and given to an unelected body. Under ordinary circumstances, that would be cause for alarm. These days, it’s a lucky break.

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Zoo’s elephants deserve better While we are basking in the pandas who are costing a great deal to keep at the Toronto Zoo, maybe we could give a thought to the poor elephants. They looked pathetic last year when I saw them. I think we could do better than that. Who is being selfish to keep them from going. I would like to hear that every animal lover in Toronto has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve a cargo plane to take the elephants to where they need to go before they have to stand another summer here. What a life. Marie Sheppard

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Riverside Spring StreetFEST - Eats & Beats WHEN: 1 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Riverside District, Queen Street between DVP and Degrassi Street The Eats and Beats in Riverside takes place June 1. Visit riverside-TO.com Beach Volleyball Coed tourney WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Ashbridges Bay Beaches, 1681 Lake Shore Blvd.E. CONTACT: Marco, 647977-1380 COST: range of prices Welcome beach volleyball back with series. Duke of Connaught Fun Fair WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Duke of Connaught Public School, 70 Woodfield Rd. CONTACT: Agnes MacKillop, DukeSchoolCouncil@ gmail.com COST: Free Music, games, prizes, food and much more in support of the school. Rain or shine. St. Joseph’s Family Fun Fair WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: St. Joseph Catholic School, 176 Leslie St.

CONTACT: Kelly Smith, stjosephscsac@yahoo.ca COST: Free Rain or Shine. The event features a giant obstacle course, bouncy castle, carnival games with prizes, barbecue, a bake sale, silent auction, dance and musical talents. Dundas School Fun Fair 2013 WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Dundas Junior Public School, 935 Dundas St. E CONTACT: dundasparentcouncil@gmail.com Inflatable bouncers, photo booth, cake walk game, prizes, raffle, barbecue, silent auction, cotton candy, music and more. Kingston Road Springfest WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Kingston Road Village, 800-1000 Kingston Rd. CONTACT: Norm Spence, normspence@sympatico.ca Live music, art show, bouncy castle, face painting, sales. Norway Community Fun Day WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Norway Jr. Public School, 390 Kingston Rd. Rain or shine event with bouncy castles, a barbecue and bake sale, games, prizes, a silent auction, book sale and more.

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Community Centre 55 annual general meeting WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. CONTACT: Debbie Visconti, 416-691-1113 Approval of the financial statements of CC55.

◗ Wednesday, June 12

Plant sale and strawberry social WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Frankland Community Centre, 816 Logan Ave. Everyone is invited.

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. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave. CONTACT: www.leslievillemarket.com COST: Free Fresh food, music, programs and events. South Asia’s Got Talent WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Mahar restaurant, 1410 Gerrard St. Auditions today.

◗ Monday, June 3

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 reserve Cost, $20 per person.

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WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1/42, 243 Coxwell Ave. CONTACT: Andrew Sherbin, 416-461-7037 Entertainment and information for boomers and seniors. The day includes a fashion show, ask the experts, panel discussion, guest speakers, lunch, musical guests. Scarborough Film Festival - Beach screenings WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. CONTACT: 416-845-4362 COST: $10 to $20 Scarborough Film Festival showcases

◗ Thursday, June 6

Community Centre 55 hosts trip WHEN: 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. CONTACT: Evonne, 416-691-1113 to reserve COST: $45 The trip includes a donkey sanctuary, Aberfolye mill and shopping at Old Quebec Street in Guelph.

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East Lynn Market grand opening WHEN: 3 to 7 p.m. WHERE: East Lynn Park, at Danforth and Woodbine avenues CONTACT: http://bit. ly/18NAOkH COST: Free Entertainment, Toronto Master Gardeners, music and facepainting.

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Take in a Beaches Jr. A game Riverdale heart attack survivor participates in Becel Ride for Heart REBECCA FIELD rfield@insidetoronto.com Sunday’s Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart will see a Riverdale heart attack survivor riding for the 20th time. Mick O’Meara, 72, cycles up to five times a week and takes his health seriously. Despite this, he suffered a heart attack Dec. 4 and was found unconscious at his house after calling an ambulance. “I guess I was a little annoyed because I thought I work hard at keeping fit, and a heart attack is not supposed to happen,” said O’Meara. His heart attack was caused by inflammation leading to a blocked artery. Paramedics were able to get into O’Meara’s home after he unlocked his front door after calling them – a tip he picked up from the Heart and Stroke Foundation pamphlets he was sent over the years. “This is the sort of heart attack that can happen to anyone,” said

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Mick O’Meara chats at a Heart & Stroke event at Yonge-Dundas Square May 1. He will be riding in his 20th Becel Ride For Heart this Sunday, June 2.

O’Meara. His heart stopped four times on the way to the hospital, but he survived and was out of the hospital after only four days of care. He attributes his fitness level to his quick recovery, as the surgeons initially suggested he stay for nine to 12 days. “They (the hospital staff) were fairly impressed.” “Fitness is a major factor in recovering from anything – a cold, or flu,

or running up stairs, or whatever – fitness is the recovery vehicle,” said O’Meara. An avid cyclist since the 1950s, O’Meara said he is always eager to join the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride. After becoming a survivor, he contacted the Heart & Stroke Foundation to share his story and his history with the ride. On May 1, he attended a public launch of the cycling season called “with heart”. The event was held at Yonge-Dundas Square and featured sponsors and health-related booths. The Becel Ride for Heart starts at 8 a.m. June 2; a longer 75-kilometre route begins at 6 a.m. More than 13,000 cyclists are expected to attend. The charity has set a goal of raising $5.5 million this year. It is now completely sold out, but donations are still open if you would like to sponsor O’Meara or any other rider.

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To sponsor a rider or learn more about the event, visit www.rideforheart.ca or call 1-855-741-3174.

The Toronto Beaches provincial junior A lacrosse team have had a tough start to their season with four losses, including 8-7 to the visiting Mississauga Tomahawks Sunday. Their next two games are at home at Ted Reeve Arena – Thursday, May 30 against the Burlington Chiefs (2-1) and Monday, June 3 against the Orangeville Northmen (4-2),

both 8 p.m. starts. The team’s scoring leader (and tied for eighth in the league) with seven goals and 12 assists is Jordan Robertson, who came up through the Beaches minor lacrosse program. He’s led his team in scoring for the last three years he’s suited up for them.

Hit the links this weekend The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend, so hit the links at one of the City of Toronto’s five municipally operated courses. “This is a great opportunity for people to relax, have fun, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors without spending a lot of money,” said Councillor Norm Kelly for Ward 40 Scarborough-Agincourt and chair of the city’s parks and environment committee. “Our courses make it possible for everyone to have a chance to play.” City of Toronto golf courses include Dentonia, at 781 Victoria Park Ave. , 416-392-2558; Humber Valley at Albion Road and Beattie Avenue, 416-392-2488; Don Valley

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Louis Smith chips to the green last month at Tam O’Shanter Golf course.

at 4200 Yonge St., 416-392-2465; Scarlett Woods at Eglinton Avenue West and Jane Street, 416-392-2484; and Tam O’Shanter at Birchmount Road, 416-392-2547. Visit the website at www.toronto.ca/golf

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Improvements to Kingston Road scheduled from June to December 2013 As part of the TTC’s ongoing commitment to build a better transit system for Torontonians, starting in June, the Kingston Road streetcar tracks are being replaced and upgraded. These upgrades require road and track construction that can be disruptive and inconvenient. During this time, local shops, restaurants and businesses will remain open. The TTC and the City of Toronto encourage you to continue to support them during construction.

What will this mean to Kingston Road TTC riders?

What will happen, and when? June 3 – June 22, 2013

• Buses will replace streetcars all day, every day

• Centre lanes on Kingston Rd. between Queen St. and Dundas St. and between Waverley Rd. and Lee Ave. will close for rail welding and storage

• Bus service on north-south routes will be increased to handle increased ridership

• Streetcar service on Kingston Rd. will stop

• There will be sidewalk access to businesses during construction

• Shuttle bus service will operate on Kingston Rd. both ways from Bingham Loop (at Victoria Park Ave.) to Queen St. and Kingston Rd. intersection. 22A and 322 Coxwell evening/all night service will remain

For more information, go to www.ttc.ca

• You will be able to transfer between Queen streetcars (501, 502, 503) and buses at Queen St. and Kingston Rd. • Construction will begin on June 24 requiring additional changes to transit service. Ongoing updates will be provided

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special report: big move, big money The following are 11 proposals considered by Metrolinx to help fund regional transit expansion as well as views of the organizations that have weighed in on the recommendations. By Rahul Gupta

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PARKING SPACE LEVY

ing space would net $350 million per year.

How it works: Per space levy charged daily to operators of paid and unpaid commercial parking lots as well as at transit stations. Annual projected revenue for the Big Move: A daily charge of $0.25 per park-

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EMPLOYER PAYROLL TAX How it works: Regular deduction paid by Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) employers each pay period in form of flat tax or a percentage of total gross salaries. Annual projected revenue for the Big Move: 0.5 per cent tax would raise between $630 to $730 million. Pros for implementation: w High revenue potential and minimal implementation costs. Cons against implementation: w Could discourage job creation. w Doesn’t impact congestion.

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FUEL TAX

Pros for implementation: w Stable, long-term funding since parking spots are unlikely to be removed over time. w Easy to implement. w Encourages smarter land-use planning.

Examples where it is used: Oregon raised more than $200 million in 2010 for the Portland area TriMet transit service through an estimated 0.69 per cent payroll tax. Also used in New York City and Paris, France.

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HIGH OCCUPANCY TOLL (HOT) LANE How it works: Low occupancy drivers pay a user fee to access High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV ) lanes normally reserved for vehicles transporting three or more people. Annual projected revenue for the Big Move: A toll of 30 cents per kilometre would bring in anywhere from $25 to $45 million by 2014 and up to $250 million after 2017 if additional HOT lanes are constructed on the 400 series highways as planned.

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Examples where it is used: Widely used in places like Vancouver, Montreal, parts of Europe and Australia.

LAND VALUE CAPTURE (LVC) How it works: Fee charged to property owners, including developers and home buyers, to capture a property value increase resulting from proximity to a public transit connection or project.

Pros for implementation: w Encourages less fuel consumption over time. w Reduces total car trips and improves travel times over the long term. w Minimal administrative costs since taxing mechanism already in place. Cons against implementation: w Could significantly increase costs for transporting goods and services resulting in higher prices for con-

Pros for implementation: w Voluntary usage, which means many road users would not have to pay more. Cons against implementation: w Capital construction costs required to convert existing HOV lanes to allow for tolling. w Potentially unaffordable for lower-income drivers. Examples where it is used: HOT lanes exist or are planned in just about every U.S. state dating back to the 1970s.

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Cons against implementation: w Low annual revenue potential. w Administration costs unclear due to a lack of details on how it would work. w Unpopular among majority of polled residents.

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Pros for implementation: w Can capture property value increases from public and privately held land.

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Annual projected revenue for the Big Move: Five cent per litre tax would raise up to $330 million per year.

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Annual projected revenue for the Big Move: LVC fees could produce $20 million in dedicated revenue, though the cost of implementation is unclear at the moment.

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How it works: Regional consumption surcharge in the form of a flat tax for every litre of gas purchased or as a percentage of the base price.

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Cons against implementation: w Lot owners can transfer the cost of the levy to users. w Unlikely to improve traffic congestion. w Levy would be enforced even if the spot remains empty during peak hours.

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sumers. Examples where it is used: Vancouver’s TransLink receives around $120 million yearly through a 17 cents per litre fuel surcharge. Maryland’s Democratic governor Martin O’Malley recently signed off on a $650 million investment in public transit paid for by the state’s gas tax.

REGIONAL SALES TAX How it works: Percentage increase within GTHA of existing tax rate to fund transit projects. Annual projected revenue for the Big Move: A one per cent increase would generate around $1.3 billion for the region and more than $500 million to Toronto. Pros for implementation: w High revenue potential with capacity to rise as economy grows. w Can be adopted quickly.

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Cons against implementation: w Unpopular with polled residents who feel they’re over-taxed; would cost average Toronto household an estimated $600 more per year. w Would affect low-income residents more adversely. Examples where it is used: Los Angeles County’s Measure R instituted a 0.5 per cent tax increase over 30 years to build subways.

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HIGHWAY TOLL How it works: Same as HOV tolling, with exception everyone must pay for lane

usage, usually based on a fee per kilometre. Would be implemented on all 400 series highways and major roadways. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A toll of 10 cents per kilometre could generate up to $1.5 billion by 2021 without taking into account construction costs. Pros for implementation: w Major long term revenue potential

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TRANSIT FARES INCREASE

How it works: Raising fares of all GTHA transit agencies including the TTC to raise money for transit construction. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A 15 cent raise would raise around $50 million.

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Pros for implementation: w Would make transit riders solely responsible for funding expansion since they would likely benefit the most. Cons against implementation: w A fare hike would negatively affect ridership and prompt many to

DEVELOPMENT CHARGE

since all road users would have to pay. w Could reduce traffic congestion, especially if there are alternative modes of travel. Cons against implementation: w Significant capital and administrative costs required w Would encourage people to live closer to urban areas, which would be a disadvantage for suburban employment. Examples where it is used: Like HOV lanes, tolled highways are used

return to their cars w Low revenue potential that could be better used for operation of existing service w Fare hike would have to be uniform across GTHA. For the TTC, the least subsidized transit provider in North America, that would mean even more reliance on the farebox. w Would adversely affect fixedincome riders like seniors.

charges are already collected by municipalities. w Could encourage “smart” development by offering incentives for building near existing transit.

Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: 15 per cent increase across the GTHA would generate $100 million/year.

Cons against implementation: w May require a legislative amendment to provincial Development Charges Act. w Developers would likely pass cost onto home buyers.

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How it works: An incremental increase tied to transit funding of existing property tax rates for residents and organizations. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: Raising current rates by just over five per cent could yield in 2014 anywhere from $480-670 million in dedicated revenue. Pros for implementation: w Easy to implement as tax collection mechanism is already used by every municipality and the province.

w Stable, long term growth prospects. Cons against implementation: w Municipalities already rely on property tax revenues to fund many services. w Regressive nature of property tax would disproportionately affect lowincome home owners and renters. w Residents would object to doubledipping by province which already uses property taxes to pay for education costs. Examples where it is used: Vancouver’s TransLink and London, Ont. have funded transit projects through property tax hikes.

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

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VEHICLE KILOMETRES TRAVELLED (VKT) FEE

How it works: All vehicles in a designated area would have to pay a charge for every kilometre travelled. Distance would be measured via GPS devices installed in cars or odometer readings. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: Charging three cents per kilometre would net for transit construction around $1.6 billion. Pros for implementation: w Extremely high revenue potential with the ability to rise significantly in the long term. w Would reduce congestion and impact driver behaviour especially if different pricing rates are adopted to account for peak travel times. Cons against implementation: w Expensive to implement

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Examples where it is used: The city of Toronto used surplus fare revenues collected during World War Two to pay for its first subway line, Yonge, which opened in 1954.

How it works: One-time charge on real estate developers levied by municipalities to recover public capital costs from the private sector.

Pros for implementation: w Easy to implement as development

PROPERTY TAX

worldwide to fund transit and road infrastructure. Locally, Hwy. 407, which is leased by a private consortium, has charged tolls per kilometre travelled since its inception in 1997.

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Examples where it is used: Used to fund part of city’s share of Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension and Sheppard-Yonge subway construction.

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

w Legislative changes would be required from both the province and municipalities to allow for VKT tolls w Drivers would have to assume entire costs even though they may not necessarily benefit from better public transit. Examples where it is used: Denmark and the Netherlands have plans to impose a VKT fee within the next three years. New Zealand motorists also pay a set charge for every 1,000 kilometres travelled.

Metrolinx CivicAction Toronto Region Board of Trade Toronto Council

Sources: KPMG/AECOM funding tool profiles report for Metrolinx; Toronto Region Board of Trade, City of Toronto, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Pembina Institute, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Fraser Institute.

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Eastview’s intergenerational garden to officially open June 13 >>>from page 1 out the community centre’s green roof. The garden was made possible by a grant from Evergreen Brick Works as well as Wal-Mart. It will include raised beds for all the food, compost, and a trellis made with bark from black locust branches, which community centre workers have turned into rope. The garden is set to officially open June 13 at 4 p.m. at the centre’s 86 Blake St. location, but fruits and vegetables are already being planted. “We’re super excited to see a community that is so supportive of the food project,” said Ashlee Cooper from Evergreen.

Staff photo/REBECCA FIELD

Laurette Jack, left, works with her team Monday to pull the bark off black locust branches to make rope for a trellis at the Eastview Community Garden.

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student residences for George Brown College following the Games. The Pan Am Games are set for July 10 to 26, 2015 at various venues throughout Toronto and the GTA and the Parapan Games are set for Aug. 7 to 14. Visit www. toronto2015.org for details. closures for Ride for Heart wRoad

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For the past 20 years, Beachside Grill has served the Beach community fresh, homemade comfort food and has become an integral part of the neighbourhood. This past April, Chris Robinson and Derek Taylor from Great Guys Great Foods Inc., bought the establishment and continues to serve a menu full of delicious, wholesome meals. As new owners, they invite you to come down to the

Beachside Grill and join them for the very best comfort food and warm, friendly service. The Grill serves all day breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can dine in, take out or have food delivered. Their food is not only delicious, but the portions are generous and reasonably pricedserved in a comfortable and down to earth environment. The Grill is now featuring new ‘Chef’s Daily Features’highlight-

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slobber on the boardwalk

COMMUNITY NOTICE AND OPEN HOUSE

a day for the dogs: Clockwise starting from the top, Wyatt, left, and Kaylahn were named Slobber King and Queen during Slobberfest Saturday, while Lola rides in style during the Pack Parade. Sarah Severn leads the Pack Parade along the boardwalk and Lynne Anderson walks her dogs. Chief, a French mastiff, also took part in the Pack Parade.

Toronto Hydro received approval from its regulator, the Ontario Energy Board, to build an electricity transformer station in downtown Toronto. The construction site is located at the historical Roundhouse at Bremner Boulevard and Rees Street. We are hosting an Open House for the community at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. There, you will be able to meet key project members, learn more about the construction project, ask questions and share your feedback. WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday, June 6, 2013 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 205D 255 Front Street West 4 – 7 p.m.

BACKGROUND This is the first station built in the downtown core by Toronto Hydro since 1955 and will provide electrical service to buildings and neighbourhoods in the central-southwest region of Toronto. The station will be built under the existing Machine Shop at the west end of the Roundhouse property, which will be re-assembled after construction is complete. Building the transformer station mainly underground will minimize its footprint and allow it to blend-in aesthetically with the neighbourhood. The transformer station is expected to be complete by the end of 2014. Loading up for the long-term: Here’s why Toronto Hydro is investing approximately $195 million in the new transformer station: It will enable replacement of 1950’s-era equipment currently being used at the nearby existing Windsor Transformer Station. Once its first phase is in service, it will add 144 MVA of capacity, which is equivalent to approximately 70 condo buildings. The station will power major Toronto institutions including the CBC, Rogers Centre and the new Ripley’s Aquarium. It will also connect to new infrastructure along Queens Quay which is being revitalized as part of Waterfront Toronto’s vision for a showcase along the waterfront. For more information: Jennifer Link, Toronto Hydro jlink@torontohydro.com www.torontohydro.com/transformerstation

Staff photos by Nick Perry


AURORA - EXCLUSIVE “BLOOMINGTON HEIGHTS” NEWMARKET

Lenard Lind Broker of Record/Owner

Office

(905)

841-0000

(416)

410-8223

Toronto

www.lhlindrealty.com

Lenard Lind

Lenard Lind

from

$2,350,000

Broker of Record/Owner

OPEN SAT & SUN FROM 1-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT SALES OFFICE AT 15105 YONGE ST., AURORA 6 quality constructed and elegantly upgraded estate homes from 4,450 SF to 5,670 SF, some with main floor master bedroom! Gated privacy and much more! Stone, stone & stucco or stone & brick exteriors! Amazing attention to detail by renowned builder! Builder finished basement optional!

(905) (416)

Broker of Record/Owner

$989,900

Office

841-0000 Toronto

410-8223

www.lhlindrealty.com

SHARON SHOWSTOPPER ½ ACRE, POOL & INLAW SUITE Curb appeal & more! Soaring 9 Ft ceilings. Gleaming hardwood strip floors! Entertaining-sized living room & dining room! Updated kitchen with granite counters! Spacious family room! Above-grade separate entrance 1 bedroom inlaw! Master with inviting ensuite & “his & hers” walk-ins! Prof. finished open concept basement too! Oasis backyard with pool & more! 5 car garage & loads of parking!

AURORA NEWMARKET

Lenard Lind

Broker of Record/Owner

(905) (416)

Office

841-0000 Toronto

410-8223

www.lhlindrealty.com

Diana Matheson

$2,549,900

HUNTER’S GLEN 5200 SF GEM! PICTURESQUE PRIVACY 2.5 ACRES!

Superb completely renovated estate home in Aurora’s most sought-after estate community! Massive formal living room! 2-storey dining room with fireplace! Updated & upgraded “gourmet” centre island kitchen open to spacious family room & big solarium breakfast area! Sumptuous master with enticing ensuite! Updated baths! Knock-out prof. finished walkout basementt w/rec room with wet bar, custom oak built-ins & home theatre! Oasis backyard with pool, waterfall, hot tub and party room! Sensational!

Broker/Appraiser

(416)

236-1871

ROYAL LEPAGE R.E. SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

Sales Representative

(416)

383-1828

HOMELIFE/VISION REALTY INC., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

$1,800,000

Rare Offering On 80 Acres Of Northumberland Serenity & Beauty!

Sales Representative

(416)

233-8657

StevensonTeam.ca StevensonLinks.ca

ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD. BROKERAGE

399-1433

(416)

236-1871

$2,199,000

Islington Heights/Rosethorn

410-8223

Toronto

www.lhlindrealty.com

64 ACRES! 4000 SF EXECUTIVE HOME! Your own “estate” majestically set high on the parcel with beautiful views! Great centre island kitchen w/granite counter, big bkfst bar and open concept to spac. sunken fam rm! Sundrenched solarium! Main flr den! Sep. formal dining rm! 2-storey living rm w/angelstone fpl! Master w/sitting area, full ensuite & large w-in! “Unspoiled” w/o lower level! Oversized decks, triple garage and o/s carport!

STOUFFVILLE NEWMARKET

$1,299,000

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4

Custom built! Wonderful 4+ bedroom stone home on quiet street and walk to Bloor Subway line! Open concept main floor family room with private den. Gourmet kitchen with walkout to stone patio. Lower level Nanny Suite, Office, recreation room and fitness room. A must see! View the virtual tour at www.kingswaysunnylea.com

Stewart Madden Broker

(905) (877)

Direct

717-0582 Toll Free

895-5972

www.stewartmadden.com

$674,900

OPEN HOUSE- SUNDAY JUNE 2ND 2-4PM 94 SOUTH RD., WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE

(WOODBINE NORTH OF BLOOMINGTON TO NORTH RD, FOLLOW SIGNS!) MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS!*Open Concept Year-Round Retreat *Sought after Location *Southern Views of Pristine Preston Lake *Minutes from Downtown Toronto 24hr Free Recorded Info 1-866-294-7653 ID# 2222 www.HotNewListing.Com

Office

Direct:

37 Rockingham Drive Stunning custom-built home distinguished by handcrafted limestone façade. Beautiful interior finishes with 3 FP, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, splendid family room, inlaw & nanny suites, sauna and more. Outstanding south facing deck. Virtual tour & floor plans at www.37Rockingham.com

$1,898,000

(416)

399-4638

(416)

236-1871 Governor’s Bridge/Rosedale Enclave-Stunning Renovation, With

Office

REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE

IMPRESSIVE RESIDENCE IMPRESSIVE RESIDENCE

Liz & John Stevenson

(416)

$1,228,888

Direct:

(416)

Jonathan Bradshaw*

Panoramic View Of The Hills & The Lake, Unique Opportunity Previously Operated For Over 20Yrs As a Country Inn/Fine Dining Restaurant-This Multi Functional Facilities Ideal Spiritual/Yoga/Wellness/Aruyeha & Rehab Center Perfect For Ashram-Separate Residence On Property-Live In & Run The Bus. Has 14 Dbl Rms, Several Meeting Rms, Banquet Hall & Cozy Restaurant & Much More, 400K Spent On Reno. Underdeveloped Bus. Opp. Gold Mine Ready 2 Be Discoverd-Develop The Licenc. Rest.Banq. Hall-Ideal Venue 4 Dest. Wedd. Church Sport &Company Catered Event.-Unlimit. Potent-Lrg PondGrow Own Food-Zoned 4 Many Uses-Also Golf Cours/Camp Grounds.

841-0000

Harold OPEN HOUSE SAT JUN 1 & SUN JUN 2 - 2-4 PM Bradshaw*

DamirisMoro Sacha Singh

Office

(905)

16NEWMARKET LOYALIST RD.

80 ACRES PLUS RESTAURANT/BANQUET NEWMARKET HALL/COUNTRY INN

Broker

MOUNT ALBERT! NEWMARKET

SHARON NEWMARKET

LEASIDE RAVINE

49 Douglas Cres. 4+1 Bdrm 4 Bath, 2 Car Parking - Ravine!!

Incredible 2 Tiered Ravine-Muskoka In The City! This Home Exudes Pride Of Ownership, Sophistication & Highest Quality Finishes. Prime Executive Setting. Master Bedroom Is Like Being In The Treetops. Nanny’s Quarters With Separate Entrance. Hurry, Don’t Miss Out On This Rare Opportunity - Come See for yourself!

Visit www.HaroldBradshaw.com for more details! Committed to Serving You

Jerry Podgorski Sales Representative

(416)

Office

236-1871

ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

IMPRESSIVE RESIDENCE EXCLUSIVE LISTING

$1,795,000

Princess Anne Manor

16 Totteridge Road This 4 bedroom 5 bath executive home has it all. Incredible landscaping including a covered patio overlooking the sparkling pool with stone water fall in backyard oasis. Lower level includes separate games, media and recreation rooms. Virtual tour & floor plans at www.16Totteridge.com

$685,000 Approx.1641 Sqft Of True Luxury! 2 Bedrooms + Den. Breakfast Area In Kit. Gas Fireplace, Hardwood Floors. Open Balcony. Central Humidifier. 3 Beautiful Bathrooms. Tandem Parking. Huge Locker. This Unit Shows To Perfection! Spectacular Corner Suite. Sw View. Bldg Amenities Incl: Pool, Sauna, Party Rm, 2 Guest Suites, Concierge, Squash Courts & More. For Private Viewing Please Call 905-330-6957 myvirtuallistings.com/VTNB/110363

NEWMARKET EDENBRIDGE - HUMBER VALLEY

Rita Auciello Broker

Susan Tallarico Sales Representative

(416)

236-1871

ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

$6,250,000 A Must See!!

One Of The Best Homes And Location In West Toronto’s Lincoln Woods Designed By Renowned Architect Richard Wengle. Breathtaking Views Of Canada’s Premier St. George’s Golf Course. Superior Quality And Unparalleled Attention To Detail Throughout. Fabulous Kitchen W/O To Stone Loggia O/L Manicured Gardens, Saltwater Pool, Spa & Waterfall. Lrge Rec Room, Home Theatre, W/O To Pool. Nanny’s Suite; Garage Incl. 3rd Pkg Lift; Radiant Floor Heating; Panelled Elevator To All 3 Levels.

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Prestigious Living Barrie/Innisfil | Midland | Collingwood ESSA

Deborah Wootton Sales Representative (705) (705)

Office

728-4067 Direct

727-2420

INNISFIL

Adrienne Meier Sales Representative

$699,000 12 ACRES

12 acres of rolling land, 2 streams and a pond large enough to canoe in, plus walking paths through-out the property.Plus there is a 20’X30’2 storey barn set up with 3 horse stalls with a garage above, a 16’x10’shop, and a immaculate ranch bungalow with a fully finished lower level perfect for the in-laws, even has a full kitchen. Total of 5 bdrms, 3 up and two down, 2.1 baths, 2 F/P’s, sep. Dr/Rm, updated kit., hardwood through-out m/n floor. Just minutes to Thornton. Call Debbie for your private viewing.This is a keeper. MLS# 1303596

(705) (705)

Office

728-4067 Direct

791-1868

$679,900

(705) (705)

Office

728-4067 Direct

727-6787

$754,900 (2746 sq/ft, 5104 sq total finished) on mature estate private treed lot (2.27 Ac) only 1 minute from Barrie in prestigious secluded enclave of fine homes. Residence has been recently extensively renovated, exceptional large principal rms, massive windows/doors, inground saltwater/heated pool, i/g sprinkler sys, gorgeous landscaped, ravine on property, walk to golf & lake...MLS#1302623

George Nagel Sales Representative

8+/-Acres!!

ROOM TO ROAM!!

$2,200,000

Office

153’ Waterfront in southern Georgian Bay west of Penetanguishene in prestigious estate community of Cedar Ridge (Tiny). 4.1 Bed/4 full bath custom luxury home built ‘05. 6000 Sf finished on 2 acres abundant w/trees. Custom kitchen w/granite & built-in subzero fridge/freezer & dacor wall & warming ovens. Stunning main floor master, elegant library & sun room. Sandy beach, crystal clear water, spectacular views.Also available connecting private 2 acre building lot mature white pines & also 153 foot frontage. Facing Christian Island and open water with incredible sunsets. Ideal for recreational home or permanent estate visit: www.286Melissalane.com

739-1300

(705)

Direct

794-9888

(705)

www.sutton.com INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

ORO MEDONTE

Max Viskovich Sales Representative

‘CLASSIC’ EXECUTIVE RANCH BUNGALOW

GEORGIAN BAY , CEDAR RIDGE, TINY

Exquisitely manicured Country Estate just south of Barrie! Enjoy rural living in this custom brick bung (3600+’ fin) surrounded by lush lawn*Trees*Grdns*Barn w/loft*Lg shed+! Immac open concept 3+1 bdrm/4 bth/Gleaming hdwd*Lg rooms*Lg Garage w/Sep Ent to Upper+Lower levels-perfect for extended family*Paved Dr w/Extra 4 car Pkg Area!! 2 mins to Go Stn!

INNISFIL

Walter Doret Broker

Simcoe County

| Stayner/Wasaga | Alliston | Orillia | Horseshoe Valley

(705)

Direct

730-9161

www.sutton.com INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE

NEW TECUMSETH

Donna Hunter Sales Representative

$899,900

ORO WATERFRONT

Custom built/never lived in showpiece w/gorgeous views! Large boathouse w/ sun deck, over 2800 square feet of pure luxury. MLS 1301728

$965,000

Office

SERENE COUNTRY LIVING

739-1300

(705)

Stunning Views from highest point on 25 acres of rolling hills. Custom built 1½ storey 5 BR 5 Bath, efficient heat pump, plaster walls, 2 bsmt entries, 3 car gar, large country kit, 2 dishwashers. Private mstr on upper floor w/study, WIC & ensuite. Portion of boundary on the Tributary of the Nottawasaga River. Zoned AG1 w/ home business potential, 2 ent off road. MLS N2427962 & MLS 1206046 www.barriehomehunterteam.com

Direct

623-9907

(705)

www.sutton.com

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

SHANTY BAY

NEW TECUMSETH

SNOW VALLEY

Chris Hart

(705)

728-4067

Shazia Virani Sales Representative

Dir: (905)

467-1844

Exceptional custom home on 24 ac. w/ 385 FT backing the Nottawasaga River! Over 5,400 sqft of luxury with every detail accounted for - indoor lap pool, soaring 18’ ceilings, gourmet kitchen, numerous walkouts & stunning views of the rolling countryside from every room! Located within easy reach of the GTA & cottage country. MLS® N2602384

BARRIE - 8 FORESTWOOD LANE

Peggy Hill Broker (705)

Direct

739-HILL (4455)

Independently owned and operated

$725,000 EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY

5 bedroom, 3 bathroom 3,477 sq. ft. 2 storey home just steps away from Lake Simcoe with amazing upgrades in the much desired Tollendale Mill area ML#1301107 • www.PeggyHill.com

slwittyhomes.ca Model Home

Snow Valley Rd

Sunnidale Rd

Hwy. 90

Snow Valley Rd

Ferndale Dr.

Located in prestigious Arbourwood Estates in Shanty Bay (5 mins north of Barrie) along the shores of Lake Simcoe, this home is simply breath taking. Everything you have ever wanted & more. Over 4600 sqft., and finished top to bottom with many stunning ugrades, 4+2 bdrms, 3.5 baths with an impressive Master Suite and professional landscaping. http://bit.ly/15basswood 15 Basswood Circle, Shanty Bay MLS 1303174

BACKS THE NOTTAWASAGA RIVER!

Bayfield St.

Direct

309-9014

$1,100,000

$839,000 OPEN HOUSE NEXT SAT JUNE 8TH 1-3PM

Office

727-9585

(705)

Wilson Dr.

(705)

Office

331-7622

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Dave Walker Sales Representative

Sales Representative Dir: (705)

George Johnston Rd.

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N

400

Dunlop St.W.

VESPRA VALLEY ESTATES PHASE 1 & 2 COME MEET THE BUILDER! AT THE SALES TRAILER EVERY SAT & SUN 1-5 PM Custom built homes on 1/2 acre fully serviced treed lots. Super location only 5 minutes to Barrie.

CLEARVIEW

Christine Woods Sales Representative (705) (705)

Office

721-9111 Direct

321-0365

B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage

$739,900 SIMCOE COUNTY’S HIDDEN ESTATE SUBDIVISION SECRETS

Michael Street...In beautiful, private Clearview, a small enclave of estate homes located on a quiet cul-de-sac of similar estate homes on approx 2 acre properties, with room to roam, this approx 3500/6400sq.ft. ranch bungaloft is finished from top to bottom/above grade windows in basement and can accommodate the largest of families...Including in-laws!!! MLS# 1302552

BARRIE

Christine Woods Sales Representative (705) (705)

Office

721-9111 Direct

321-0365

B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage

$793,800 STEPS TO TOLLENDALE WATERFRONT!!

Location, location, location, siding onto sheppard park, backing onto Lover’s Creek/ep lands, 2/3 acre, custom built, 1 1/2 storey 2394/3140sqft cedar sided contemporary features main floor master/ensuite screened in walkout, vaulted ceilings in mainfloor family room & eat-in kitchen/ walkout, overlooks nature filled backyard, elegant perennial filled property, a unique opportunity!!! MLS# 1302972


Prestigious Living | Stayner/Wasaga | Alliston | Orillia | Horseshoe Valley

HORSESHOE VALLEY

Sandra Belanger

(705)

(705)

Ofce

EFFICIENT BEAUTY! 739-1300 ENERGY Energy efciency at it’s nest is found here at 6 Bridle Path. Custom

220-3830 www.sutton.com INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Direct

717-3331

Michelle Plowright

built bungalow using ICF Construction for entire structure, in oor radiant heating on both lower and main levels with individual temperature controls in every room as well as the entire triple car garage!! High velocity air conditioning, on demand hot water, grey water recycling system, HRV and more.... 2605 square feet nished with 4 bedrooms, walk out basement, kitchen with granite and breakfast bar, living room with gas replace. The efciencies in this home will pay dividends for years to come!!

Sales Representative

(705)

Direct

828-5160 ®

Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

$799,000

IMMACULATE EXECUTIVE HOME

Located in the Prestigious Lakeside Cove ~ Kingswood area. This Senator home, a few steps to the Lake, offers a chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, family room/replace, a den, an elegant dining room & sitting room. Hardwood, ceramic & marble, 2nd level laundry, 4 bedrooms, a master & regular ensuites, Jack&Jill bath. The basement includes a bedroom/gym, a theatre, bathroom and hobby room. The beautifully landscaped yard consists of 2 decks, gazebo and salt inground pool. 3 Car garage. 70k in upgrades. Elegance and Comfort to Enjoy! MLS# 1302190 & X2591912 Vt- http://www.Youtube.com/watch?V=28vageq1tjc

WEST SHORE OF LAKE SIMCOE

COLLINGWOOD

Rick Laferriere

Anna Small-Adams

Sales Representative

(705)

Direct

796-4007

Ellie Haringa Sales Representative

(705)

Direct

791-4054 ®

Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

$1,299,900

B.A., Sales Representative

CUSTOM BUILT HOME/COTTAGE

(705)

7 years old & has it all! Level entry to sandy bottom water. Composite decking, front & back. Maple and Marble oors. Granite kitchen, breakfast bar, stainless steel Kitchenaid apps. Great room w/stone replace overlooks lake. 4 beds, 4 baths. MLS 1302529 For more info and more properties go to www.CityToShores.ca MLS 1302529

(705)

Ofce

719-9999 Direct

790-9898

EXIT REALTY FIRST NORTH Brokerage, Independently Owned & Operated

VERY LARGE LOT

$739,000

Direct

241-1408

hrjones@rogers.com www.heatherjones.biz ® Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

Sales Representatives

DESIGNED WITH DISTINCTION

Contemporary 2 storey waterfront property boasting 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 woodburning replaces, vaulted ceilings, skylights, boathouse, 4’ dock, marine rail, concrete breakwall. 2012 newly installed low e, uv protected o/s sliding door & surrounding windows, exterior doors includ garage, gate, furnace, a/c & air cleaner 2010.

$559,900

Office

775-5677

(905) 1(800)

Toll Free

463-0002

www.silvateam.ca

®

HERITAGE GROUP LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

722-7100

Senior Real Estate Specialist

Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

$799,900

PRIVATE 1.5 ACRES

Beautifully appointed 2417sq.ft. 2 storey with nished walkout basement in Springwater, close to Barrie. Separate dining and living room with soaring ceilings, kitchen opens to the main oor family room with replace. Enjoy the glorious landscaped 1.5 acres from the privacy of your deck. MLS#1303948 Virtual tours at www.marybateman.com

GILFORD

Mary O’Brien Sales Representative

(705)

Ofce

717-4277 Direct

436-4077

MUCH DESIRED LOT 85’ X 170” LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION This beautiful centre hall home has many, many upgrades. Separate D.R. and L.R, separate eating area in Kit., main oor F.R. wit F.P., main ���oor laundry with ent. to garage, patio doors to deck, gazebo, inground pool, hot tub. Front foyer boast a charming circular staircase that leads to 4 bedrooms, MB has sitting area and ensuite, hardwood and some carpet. The grounds are very well landscaped. 5 min to hwy 400 and marina, golf courses, beaches and new rec centre. 2107 Fennell Drive Gilford. MLS#N2626631. REDUCED $479,900

NEWMARKET THE BEACHES

BRADFORD NEWMARKET

The Silva Team

Sales Representative

Ofce

This 6 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath home has lots of room for family and their friends. This HUGE lot has room for all the toys. Trampoline, badminton net, play area, etc.. Add the Inground pool and Hot Tub that are already here and you have fun for everyone.

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Heather Jones

(705)

(705)

$499,900

INNISFIL

(705)

Mary Bateman Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Direct

SPRINGWATER

BARRIE

Jeremy Brooks Sales Representative (705)

Simcoe County

OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND 2-4PM 29 TAYLOR COURT, BRADFORD Gorgeous 2+1 bedroom bungalow finished top to bottom. Bright kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar and walkout to backyard. Hardwood and ceramic throughout. Totally finished open basement with rec room, wet bar, bedroom and bathroom. Minutes to Hwy 400 and Go Station. Shows pride of ownership! Call Antero Silva for more information (905) 953-6688.

For more Executive or Estate properties in Simcoe County, please visit www.Simcoe.com & scroll down MARIA DOMINGUES on right side of page - click onto print editions & JOSÉ O. for full copies of our real estate publications. GONÇALVES OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4 PM Sales Representatives Also go to Homefi nder.ca and search (416) 234-2424 underBest Kept each ofSecret our In The Beach! www.joeandmaria.com Spacious & updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse in wonderful markets listed the atbanners complexin w/parking an unbelievableabove. price. Enjoy this light filled Sutton Group - Old Mill Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently pend y Ow Owned and Operated

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CHORUS GOING CELTIC ◗VOCA SATURDAY

HEALTHY KIDS DAY SET FOR SUNDAY ◗YMCA

Saunders at 416-392-1005.

Toronto east-end choir VOCA Chorus is going Celtic for Saturday’s concert. The choir will feature the Celtic Ma s s f o r t h e Sea as well as a variety of Celtic choral and instrumental selections. There will be a variety of raffle items, home baking and CDs for sale. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. at 310 Danforth Ave.

Kick off an active summer with the YMCA Healthy Kids Day June 2. The YMCA will be open for free. Hours vary at each YMCA location. Visit www.ymcagta.org

THORNTON CENTRE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS ◗RALPH

FOR A FACADE IMPROVEMENT GRANT ◗APPLY

Commercial property owners have until Friday to apply for a facade improvement grant. The city offers grants to eligible commercial property owners for the improvements to commercial building facades. Contact Michael

People who want to help their community are invited to apply to the Ralph Thornton Centre’s board of management. The Ralph Thornton Centre (RTC) supports a healthy, inclusive and vibrant community in south Riverdale by offering a variety of programs. Prospective candidates, who have until July 5 to apply, commit to becoming an RTC member (cost $10 or less per year); serving for a two-year

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JUNE 1: THE CANACCORD GENUITY GREAT CAMP ADVENTURE – OPEN HOUSE

The Great Camp Adventure Open House will set the tone for all the fun of our day of Camp at the Balmy Beach Club with orientation sessions throughout the day. Camp counsellors will help kick off training with a 5 km challenge-by-choice walk through the beautiful Beaches neighbourhood.

JUNE 1 – 2 : MAPLE REINDERS FIRST ANNUAL CHARITY HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

The purpose of this tournament is to share some fun and good times with colleagues in the engineering design and construction industry while raising funds for SickKids. Email Adam Arsenault AdamA@maple.ca for more information.

JUNE 2: FIFTH ANNUAL MAYA’S MARCH

Maya’s March features a 5 km walk in Scarborough followed by BBQ, silent auction and live music and supports PCD (Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia) research at SickKids. Maya is eight years old and has been treated at SickKids since birth. www.mayasmarch.com

JUNE 6: 12TH ANNUAL SCRUBS IN THE CITY: BLOCK PARTY

Get street chic this June at one of Toronto’s hottest events in support of SickKids. All funds raised at the event will support the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, scheduled to open in mid-September. www.skscrubs.com

JUNE 9: WALK FOR MIRACLES PRESENTED BY WALMART

Join thousands of people across the country and raise crucial funds for Children’s Miracle Network® member hospitals, of which The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is one, in the 10th annual Walk for Miracles presented by Walmart. www.walmartwalkformiracles.ca

JUNE 9: NICOLA’S TRIATHLON FOR MFM RESEARCH awareness and funds for MFM (Marrow Failure and Myelodysplasia) research at SickKids. www.yellowballoon.org

JUNE 16: A FATHER’S DAY LUNCHEON AND SHOW

A Father’s day event featuring Jazz, Blues and Reggae performances. One of the organizers had a daughter who sadly passed away from Marfan Syndrome and was treated at SickKids. The event takes place at the Grand Bacchus Banquet Hall at 12 p.m. and proceeds go to the Marfan Clinic at SickKids. Tickets are $85 for adults or $25 for children 12 and under.

JUNE 20: BIKE FOR TYKES district. Over 130 teams and 700 participants will take part and the event takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the TD Courtyard. www.bikefortykes.com.

JUNE 21: HERBIE DAY delicious food and great prizes. Herbie’s Goodwill Ambassador Gord Martineau and his team at CityTV will broadcast live throughout the day. www.herbiefund.com

JUNE 22: MELINA AND ALEXANDRA’S CAR WASH

Melina and Alexandra will be hosting a car wash and lemonade stand on their driveway at 20 Woodthorpe Road in Toronto. Each car wash costs $5 and lemonade will be served for $1, and all proceeds support SickKids. For a complete list of all events and to register your own event, visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com/events /sickkidsfoundation

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