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“I’m not a big drinker or smoker, but I have indulged. Doctors can’t give me a definitive answer.” Because the left side of Monteith’s heart was damaged, she needed a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which replaces the function of a failing heart. Were it not for the device, she says, “I would have been a goner.” As soon as she received the LVAD, Monteith was put on the transplant list, but would have four false alarms >>>REGISTERING, page 13

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LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Bloor West Village resident Jennifer Monteith is grateful every hour of every day for her new heart. Five years ago, Monteith, 60, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Her first inclination that something was wrong came one day on her way home from work. She became increasingly bloated and was having trouble breathing. When she arrived home, Monteith packed a bag for the hospital and called 911. “I had no history of heart trouble. It was a complete surprise,” Monteith said of her diagnosis in an interview with The Villager last week.. “Doctors said it’s possible it could have been caused by a virus or my lifestyle – I’m not sure.” Monteith has worked in the fashion and entertainment industry. It was not unusual for her to eat late and party. “I’m not a big drinker or smoker, but I have indulged. Doctors can’t give me a definitive answer.” Because the left side of Monteith’s heart was damaged, she needed a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which replaces the function of a failing heart. Were it not for the device, she says, “I would have been a goner.” As soon as she received the LVAD, Monteith was put on the transplant list, but would have four false alarms or “dress rehearsals” as she calls them, >>>REGISTERING, page 13

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Privatized garbage collection begins DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Homeowners west of Yonge Street have seen the last of city-employed garbage collection as of this week, as Toronto’s contract with Green For Life (GFL) kicks in.

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Seniors take social media by storm YouTube competition engages seniors to learn about the Internet, post videos online LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com

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t 89 years old, Shura Eadie could be looking at a second career in media. The Grenadier Retirement Home resident recently won a YouTube contest for her video ‘Cooking With Shura’. At just 2:40 minutes in length, her video garnered more than 680 views and was the winner of the CyberSeniors Corner Contest. The judges, including Erin Davis of 98.1 CHFI Radio and documentary filmmaker Gail Singer, called Eadie’s video, one of 20 submissions, “the most original and creative” and called its star “adorable, sweet, lively, fun and funny.” “What can I say except this is unbelievable. It’s just marvelous,” Eadie said as she accepted a bouquet of flowers and her cash prize. “It’s been a marvelous experience and such lovely people I’ve met.” For the past 10 months, Eadie has been one of about 30 seniors from the Grenadier and Christie Gardens Retirement residences who was paired up with teens

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to learn how to use the Internet. Cyber-Seniors was the brainchild of sisters Kascha and Macaulee Cassaday, who created the program as a school project. They were inspired after witnessing their own grandparents’ lives transformed by cyber communi-

cation. Capturing their journey toward Internet savviness is a documentary film crew helmed by Brenda Rusnak. One of the goals of the documentary is to inspire young people to teach someone older, says Rusnak, whose eldest daughter Saffron is directing the

film. “I feel privileged to have met everyone and then to be rewarded,” said Eadie. It’s an experience she said she’ll “treasure forever and ever.” Eadie’s 21-year-old counterpart Max Schellenberg told Eadie: “I owe you an awful lot. You’re the star.” Indeed, in her winning video, Eadie shares with her viewers how she “quite often” has her lunch. She confesses, “My microwave, I’m afraid of so I don’t use it at all.” Instead, to cook her favourite: corn on the cob, she relies on her coffee pot. “Sometimes, I cook hard boiled eggs in here too...” she shares. For a grilled cheese sandwich, Eadie demonstrates how she melts the cheese with a hot iron. “These are some ideas for your university dorm or retirement residence... Bon Appetit,” she says in her video. In fact, it was Eadie’s cooking video that inspired Rusnak and her team to create the Cyber-Seniors Corner Contest. “You all rose to the challenge and this has become a very, very tight competition,” said Rusnak

during the awards ceremony at Christie Gardens on July 31. “I hope you’ll continue to inspire other seniors to use YouTube.” The videos were judged on their content, message, delivery and its social media success, said Master of Ceremonies Libby Znaimer, a journalist and host of the Zoomer Report, a special feature for the baby boom generation on all topics of interest on 96.3 FM. While first place was awarded to Eadie and Schellenberg, second place went to Annette Rapoport, 77, and her partner Kate Babkova, 24, whose video ‘77-Year-Old Annette Still Knows How To Have A Good Time’ garnered over 900 views on YouTube; third place went to Marion Kiddell aka “Rapping Granny Marion”, 93, and partner Hannia Cheng, 16, and their video ‘O.G. (Original Grandma) Teeth.’ “She really has inspired me,” said Cheng of Kiddell. “My grandparents live in Australia so I don’t really know them. Marion is like my grandma. She’s amazing.” To view all 20 videos, visit www. youtube.com/playlist?list=PL10B6 D0A9E6445D32&feature=plcp

Art exhibit raises awareness about mental illness LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com The 12th annual juried art exhibition ‘Being Scene,’ produced by Workman Arts for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), promises to be “strong on passion and strong on ideas,” says one of its curators, artist Lisa Walter. Launched Thursday, Aug. 2 with a grand opening reception, the exhibit is being held at the Gladstone Hotel and features 56 works of emerging, intermediate and senior artists. The installation is the work of artists who have lived with mental illness and addiction and presents a cross-cultural portrait of the healing power of art. It boasts a diverse style of work, said Walter, a Dufferin and Bloor

West streets-area resident. “There’s a lot of conceptual ideas. It’s a little darker than in previous years, but strong and exciting,” she said. “I had never been involved in jurying an exhibit – there were two other jurors who are members of the professional arts community. What I found interesting is, it made it clear to me that it has to do with how pieces fit together, how the show looks as a whole has an impact on what pieces you choose.” Walter said she hopes people will come to the exhibit and find something they love. This is her second year as a Workman Arts’ artist in residence and says it means a great deal because it helps her access the arts community – rather than having to work alone in her studio.

“It provides a safe space the arts at a very young where I can explore my age. It would seem it’s ideas,” she said. “It progenetic as her mother vides space and supis a visual artist and her port.” father, a designer and Walter has lived with visual artist. depression off and on “I learned most of since she was a teen. what I know growing up “Unfortunately, it’s in that environment,” she said. been a constant in my life,” she said. Walter describes her More recently, she’s work as sometimes dark Courtesy photo and morbid, yet also been dealing with borderline personality disorder. Lisa Walter is one of whimsy. Art, she says, provides her the curators of ‘Being “I try not to over intelan outlet to articulate her Scene.’ lectualize my work. I find inner world. my work more powerful “It helps me find my when I go from my gut voice as a whole person,” rather than my head.” she said. “It’s a life outside myself.” The exhibit, said Walter, will Walter discovered her passion for dispel the myths some may have

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To the editor: An iconic piece of Canadian space hardware, the Canadarm from the orbiter Endeavour, has left the Kennedy Space Center and is back home where it will go on display at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) headquarters in St. Hubert, Quebec. Why there? Why not in one of Canada’s two main aerospace museums in Toronto and Ottawa? It worked flawlessly for 90 missions, spending a total of 944 days in space and travelling the equivalent of more than 624 million kilometres. This globally recognized technological marvel deserves national attention in a venue accessible to all Canadians. Roland Kiehne, president CAW Local 112

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ews from Toronto Public Health that two people in the city have tested positive for probable West Nile virus should serve as a warning for all residents. Now is the time to stop and think about protective measures regarding the disease that is spread by infected mosquitoes. There’s no need for panic; just remember some simple steps we can all take to limit both our personal risk of exposure and that of our neighbours. The best way to protect yourself is to limit exposure. Be especially aware at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Use mosquito repellent, cover up with long sleeves and pants, and wear light coloured clothes in areas where there are mosour view quitoes. Residents can also Take precautions protect their home’s indoors by making sure all holes in to limit exposure window and door screens have been repaired. Also, Toronto Public Health to virus reminds residents that checking properties and limiting areas that mosquitoes can use as breeding grounds helps keep the numbers down. In particular, residents are asked to remove standing water from their properties, especially water that has gathered in plant pots, buckets and other items. On a larger scale, the city is also doing its part by having larvicide put into catch basins in order to help reduce the mosquito population. This year’s hot spring and summer have raised the risk level of West Nile virus in Toronto, and the city’s public health department said the two probable diagnoses last week mark the earliest appearance of the virus in humans since it first arrived in Toronto in 2002. An 80-year-old man, who has been hospitalized, and a 32-year-old woman recovering at home have been found with the probable diagnosis. Public health did not say what part of the city they are from. West Nile virus is a potentially deadly disease originally carried by birds who passed it on to mosquitoes after being bitten. People exposed to the virus can show a number of symptoms including fever, rash, neck pain, confusion, severe headaches and sensitivity to light. In serious cases, it can cause inflammation of the brain. However, the risk of infection is still considered low, according to Toronto Public Health, with less than one per cent of people becoming seriously ill and 80 per cent of people bitten by an infected mosquito do not become ill at all. That should not lead to complacency, though. Working together, we can all limit our exposure to this virus.

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Mayor is enjoying a good summer, so far

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ayor Rob Ford finished off July with what can only be described as a series of bravura performances. It really started mid-July, as the mayor danced on the stage with ebullient young women at the launch of the latest iteration of Caribana. Later in the month, he traded quips with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, as the two movie stars descended upon the Hockey Hall of Fame to promote their new movie. Later that same week, he risked life, limb and dignity ascending a set of monkey bars in the new Underpass Park, bouncing up and down while delighted neighbourhood children chanted “Go Mayor, Go Mayor.” It was goofy. It could have gone all to pieces. The mayor could have fallen and really hurt himself; he could have ripped his trousers; he could, in the style of London Mayor Boris Johnson, have simply gotten stuck. But you know what? If it had all gone to pieces, the mayor would have left

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Torontonians with a really joyful reminder of just what it is we expect from a mayor in this town: that being, someone who isn’t afraid to get down in the dirt and be seen having a good time with his constituents. Mel Lastman, Toronto’s first mayor, was all about the goofball moments. His office both at Toronto City Hall and when he was Mayor of North York, at the civic centre, was filled with five-and-dime novelties and practical jokes that he’d pull out to amuse — and sometimes bemuse — visitors. Lastman had his bad moments, certainly — but his good moments were just a joy. For Mayor Ford, there have been too few joyful moments — at least publicly. When things have gotten goofy, Ford has more

often played an uncomfortable straight man who responded with anger and fear rather than good humor to the surprises life in the city tossed his way. There is, of course, no time like the summer to start doing this sort of thing. Ford has had some setbacks legislatively — Toronto Council has for the moment seized the agenda from him in the middle of his term. But council is in recess — there are no meetings until the fall — and there is no one to stop the mayor from actually going out and engaging with his citizenry, in a context beyond dealing with oneon-one grievances. The mayor has focussed on grievance; arguably, it was a sense of grievance with city government that got Ford elected in the first place. And Ford has made no secret of his belief that the biggest problem with his city is the city. In expressing that belief, Ford has made a point of snubbing key sectors of the city: the arts community, the GLBT community, even

the people developing the waterfront; when the Waterfront Park celebrated its groundbreaking earlier in the term, Ford was nowhere to be found. It’s good to see him rethinking his absent-father approach to leadership in this town now. Because at some point, even the sternest dad sits down with his kids and plays. n David Nickle is The Villager’s city hall reporter. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at dnickle@ insidetoronto.com

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>>>from page 1 ov e r t w o y e a r s b e f o re she received a new heart. Monteith had a high amount of antibodies, which made it difficult to find a match. In January 2010, Monteith, still “battery operated,” tucked in to a post-holiday meal of pork chops, green beans and mashed potatoes. “I sat down and I gave thanks to the Lord for being alive in 2010, for my pork chops and mashed potatoes,” she said. Not long after dinner, the dishes put away and sitting in front of the TV, Monteith heard the phone ring. At first, she ignored the call, but when she could no longer ignore the pressing feeling in her gut, Monteith retrieved the message: “Jennifer... I believe we’ve found your heart.” Stories like Monteith’s puts a face to the 1,500 people in this province currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Greater awareness has led to a modest increase in registrations overall in Ontario, yet new data from the Trillium Gift For Life Network’s Gift of 8 Movement at www.BeADonor.ca indicates that out of 179 communities across the province, Toronto ranks 171st with a registration rate of 13 per cent. In the city’s central west area, in communities like Bloor West Village, the registration rate sits at 21 per cent with just more than 77,000 registered donors. Over the past three months, more than 66,000 Ontarians registered their consent for organ and tissue donation, edging the provincial rate of registration to 22 per cent of the eligible population. However, regis-

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Jennifer Monteith received a new heart in January 2010. Out of 179 communities across the province, Toronto ranks 171st with a registration rate of 13 per cent. The Trillium Gift of Life Network is encouraging everyone to register as a donor at www.beadonor.ca

tration rates in the Greater Toronto Area remain the lowest in the province. “We found through our research that across Canada and the U.S. the larger populations that are more diverse have lower registration rates than the smaller communities that are close-knit, whose families have lived there for generations,” said Ronnie Gavsie, president and CEO of Trillium Gift of Life Network. Personal donor stories like Monteith’s, said Gavsie, inspire action. Some people think that since they’ve signed their donor card that they’re registered when in fact this might not be the case. To be a part of the Ontario database, visit

www.beadonor.ca “We think we’re at an alltime high for awareness. We need people to take the steps to register,” said Gavsie. It takes 116,000 people to move up a percentage point, she said. “Our next step is to sustain the awareness and move people to action.” As appreciative as recipients like Montieth are, donor families are thankful too – for softening their grief, for creating a legacy for their loved one, said Gavsie. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 others through the gift of tissue. To register to be a donor, visit www.beadonor.ca

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during the 2010 election promised to not only stop the light rail transit plan unfolding in Scarborough, but reduce the number of bike lanes in the city. Some might call the match something of a dichotomy. Not Keesmaat. “I don’t think it has to be a dichotomy,” she says. “I think it’s a really important part of city building – ensuring that people have lots of choices. “What I hear in that story line about cars – this is what I hear, ‘I get around in my car and it’s difficult because there are cyclists in the way.’ From a planning perspective, I say let’s make it easier for everyone to get around. Some people will always drive their cars, and maybe they should drive their cars. But they should have choices. Transportation planning is about adding choices and to take transit, or live in a higher density community and walk, is a choice.” In her capacity as a planning consultant, Keesmaat has worked with municipalities across the country and around the world. Here, she’s worked on initiatives in major cities including Mississauga, Vancouver, London and Halifax and most recently founded the group

Jennifer Keesmaat has been named Toronto’s new chief planner.

Project Walk – promoting better understanding of pedestrian issues through various means. Keesmaat was hired to replace retiring chief planner Gary Wright, and will be taking the city through some fairly dramatic change. The portfolio includes not only landuse planning, but also transportation planning and the city’s central waterfront. “My sense of the task before us is that we need to make some pretty bold decisions, we’re going to take

some risks – we’re going to need to be inventive and embrace new kinds of collaborations.” Keesmaat is not the first chief planner to draw this conclusion. One of her predecessors, Paul Bedford, was a prime advocate for plans to tear down the Gardiner Expressway in the name of opening up the city’s waterfront. During that debate, Keesmaat came with a different point of view. She and her group presented a report that explored the idea of actually leaving the Gardiner up, but re-configuring the public space beneath it to make it friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists, thereby linking the city with its waterfront. Keesmaat insists that report wasn’t contrarian to Bedford’s vision. “Where Paul and I might not agree on the specifics or a specific initiative – I think what Paul and I shared was a preoccupation with creating great spaces and a recognition that creating great places meant investing and adapting infrastructure. In terms of that trajectory, my philosophy is about creating great places where people will thrive – and typically these are places where there is tremendous diversity.” Keesmaat will be dealing with

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Should you sell before buying a new home? You want to move. You want to buy a new home. Unfortunately, you are already living in one and aren't sure whether you should sell it before buying, or perhaps purchase one first and let the chips fall where they may. To help with this, take a look at some signs to watch for during the decision making process.

BARBARA KIRBY Sales Representative

416 723-7633 www.ThinkTorontoRealEstate.com

Signs you should buy before selling: • You found your dream home: It happens. We walk into a home and it is everything we've ever wanted and, now, can't live without. If the home is within your budget and it makes sense for you to buy first, snap it up before someone else does. • It's a sellers' market: If there is a high demand for homes, then buying before selling is a wise decision. You get a new home quickly and you can likely unload your old home right away. • You can afford to do it: If having two mortgages is not a huge financial stretch, then this may be a consideration. Before you dive in, do some homework and find out how

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quickly homes in your area sell; then visit your financial planner to crunch numbers.

Signs you should sell before buying: • You're not willing to budge on price: If you are not flexible on your asking price, then it may be best to sell before buying a home. When you buy first, there's a good chance that you'll have to bend on your asking price if no one is biting. • You don't mind moving around: If you sell your home first, you can always

JOHANNA WEAVER Sales Representative

add a condition in the contract that allows you to stay in your home until you find a new one, but there's also the option of finding a temporary place until you make the move. • Money is tight: If you are barely making ends meet, then it would likely be difficult to maintain two homes for any period of time. Opting to sell your home first and have a little cushion in the bank before closing another home deal may be best in such a situation. – newscanada.com

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This Lovely 4 bedroom home with classic central hall design is a must see! Renovated kitchen and bathroom. Huge living room with wood burning fireplace. Hardwood and beautiful wood trim throughout. Leaded windows. Updated wiring. Finished basement with gas fireplace. Single car garage and private backyard. Steps to Bloor, TTC, Shops. Great school district, French Immersion. $999,000

In the heart of Bloor West Village! This 3 bedroom home has all the upgrades! Every detail has been thought of! Open concept main floor features renovated kitchen, fireplace, hardwood throughout. Large bathroom w/ heated flr and soaker tub. Fully finished basement with additional bedroom and tons of storage space! Walk out to wonderful deck that’s perfect for entertaining! Garage. Great school district - Runnymede PS French Immersion, Humberside Collegiate, Ursula Franklin Academy. $979,000

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Stately 5 br, 4,000’ 3 storey Georgian centre hall w/ historic significance. Restored & renovated preserving grace & rich architectural detail. Rare dble private drive & new block dble garage. 10 min walk to subway.

270 ARMADALE AVE. $798,000 1st Ad! Reno’d 4 br - designer kitchen w/ quartz counter,maple flrs, granite, new electrical,driveway,near subway. Call Kristofer Lawson, Sales Rep. 416-762-8255 OH Sat/Sun 2-4 visit babiak.com for virtual tours, home inspections, floor plans & brochures for all of our listings Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

Charming 3 Bedroom Semi in Bloor West Village!

Beautiful open concept main floor with addition off the back including a renovated kitchen, living, dining and family rooms. This gem has gorgeous hardwood floors and a cozy living room fireplace and is very bright and cheery. Combine these features with the proximity to TTC and Bloor West shops, and you have a rare opportunity!

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Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with everything you could want! Large open main floor with cook’s kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room and a main floor powder room and laundry area. Stroll to your professionally landscaped back deck and patio and relax. Includes a gorgeous Master bedroom with a 5 piece ensuite. Tons of upgrades including 200 amp service, second kitchen in fully finished basement with separate entrance, fully wired for cable and internet, high efficiency furnace and central air. Not to be missed!

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Custom built 4+2 bdrm 2 storey with addition, gorgeous renovated kitchen & baths, granite counter tops, gleaming hardwood floor, 4 full baths, main floor. Family room & den, 2nd floor laundry, finished basement with separate entrance, quality craftsmanship through-out, thousands spent must be seen for $1,100,000!!

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Fabulous design, great curb appeal, Large 4 bdrm with 4 washrooms, finished basement. Stunning classic combination of hardwood, marble & ceramic floors, high ceilings, skylight, Oak stairs, family size kitchen with breakfast area, granite countertop, centre island, stainless steel appliances & many extras for $899,900!!

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Sprawling ranch style bungalow. Large foyer, open concept Living and formal Dining room, coffered ceiling. Massive family size kitchen, walkout to backyard, circular stairs to finished basement. Ideal for entertaining or possible in-law suite. Fabulous opportunity only $739,900

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PRESTIGIOUS WESTON DOWNS!

Fabulous High Demand Location, builders model home, gorgeous curb appeal. Stone front exterior, extra wide garage doors, interlock drive, double door entry, large foyer, gleaming hardwood flrs, centre hall plan, large principle rm. Massive kitchen, granite countertop, s/s appliances, marvelous master bedroom, full ensuite & w/i closet, finished basement, 2 staircases, 9ft ceilings, crown moulding. Plus much more $999,888!!

BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE!!! Large detached 4 bdrm 2 storey, finished basement, huge 50’ x 199’ lot! Located close to all conveniences, quick access to Hwys, many upgrades thru-out, Well maintained home Must be seen for $849,900!!

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Highly sought after Weston & Major Mackenzie opportunity, Spacious 4 + 1 bedroom, 5 wshrms, 2 storey, large combined living & dining rm, separate family rm with fireplace, family - size kitchen, finished basement with kitchen & washroom ideal for in- law suite, loaded with upgrades & extras must be seen $649,900!!

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Detached brick bungalow in high demand location, separate side entrance to finished basement with 2 bdrm In-law suite or nanny. Long private drive detached oversized garage with 8 1/2 ft. high garage door. Fabulous easy to maintain front & back yards with professionally installed artificial Turf, Must be seen only $549,900!!

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LONG BRANCH LOCATION!! Well layed out 2+1 bdrm bungalow, great location close to the lake, parks, schools, and all conveniences, New kitchen, cork & hrdwd flrs, w/o to deck, detached garage, 1 bdrm basement apartment and many extras for only $429,900

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NORSEMAN HEIGHTS!!

Fabulous curb appeal, detached Brick Bungalow with gorgeous interlock driveway & patio, open concept Living & Dining rooms, gleaming hardwood flrs, Separate side entrance to finished Basement. Large rec room, play room ideal for entertaining or for in-law suite. Fabulous Neighbourhood close to amenities only $599,900

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In high demand Woodbridge, spacious low rise 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite, over 1000 sq ft granite countertop, s.s. appliances, large Living/Dining rm, w/o to balcony, high ceilings, parking & locker included, plus many extras for only $395,000!!

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Rare huge 1,590 sq. ft. 2 + 1 bdrm corner unit in the exclusive Manhattan Place. Spacious open concept layout, gleaming parquet floors, Large master bdrom with gorgeous 5 piece ensuite & walk- in closet, modern family size kitchen, unobstructed South West view, voted North York Condo of the Year in 2009, a must see for $519,000!!

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Great central location close to all conveniences, well layed out 3+1 bdrm home, large principal rms, finished basement apartment, great income potential, Live and earn, many extras and upgrades throughout, w/o to beautiful yard, private drive, garage and Much More, Must be Seen for $479,900!!

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Choose your words carefully Study reveals five best and worst words commonly used in real estate listings According to research done by a professor at the University of Guelph, real estate ad phrasing has a strong effect on the sales price and a home's time on market.

Worst Words Here are the worst phrases a seller could use in the sale of their home: • Motivated: While you might expect a word like “motivated” to indicate that the homeowner is willing to negotiate on price, it seems this word has the opposite effect. It makes sense for the seller to focus more on the listing and less on describing themselves personally. • Must sell: Unfortunately, the use of “must sell” implies that the home seller is desperate and that there must be something wrong with the place. This, in turn, leaves the

home for sale on the market for longer than it would otherwise be. This term could convey that there is something wrong with the home or that it was overvalued to begin with. • Good value: Sellers often try to list their homes using the phrase 'good value’, which should be avoided. To a potential buyer, this phrase translates to 'not much to look at but a bargain for the price'.” • Starter home: When a potential home buyer sees the words “starter home” on a listing, they immediately imagine a tiny home made for 1.5 people. It indicates that the property is small and economical for first time home buyers. The pitfall of saying “starter home” would be that you are only appealing to a certain portion of

buyers instead of the whole market. Add the square footage of the home in the listing rather than using those words which have a negative connotation. • Freshly painted You've invested a couple hundred dollars to paint your home and prepare it for sale and you think it looks pretty darn good. If you put the promise of a house as 'freshly painted,' potential homebuyers might wonder if that's the only thing that has recently been revamped.

Best language The research also determined the five most powerful words and phrases to get you started: • Beautiful / gorgeous: According to the study, homes that were called “beautiful” sold, on average, 15 per cent faster. While most home buyers are thrilled to get a bargain, they still put a major emphasis on the condition of a home and its esthetic appeal.

• Move-in condition: This tells a home buyer that your home needs no repairs, changes or moderations; it is perfect and ready to be lived in as soon as you hand over the keys. • Turnkey: The word 'turnkey' is often associated with a home that is in fantastic condition. Another word that also catches the eye is 'immaculate'. Again, keep in mind that if you use this

word, your home must live up to it. • Curb appeal: When a home is listed with the words “curb appeal” many home buyers perk up with anticipation. Words like “landscaping” also did well in the survey because a home that is beautiful inside and outside appeals to the masses. • Gourmet kitchen: There is no doubt that the kitchen is

one of the most important, if not the most important room in a home. So it is no surprise to learn that words like “granite” and “gourmet kitchen” translated into a higher sale price. If your kitchen isn't a gourmet one, do minimal upgrades and use another proven phrase with homeowners like “newly remodeled”. – newscanada.com

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LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Kathy Tudor and her family have seen a lot of changes over the four-plus decades they have lived in Bloor West Village. Tudor says she loves the village for its friendly, “neighbourly vibe.” Yet, that “certain feel” that came from the once predominantly European community with a retail strip comprised of several “mom and pop” shops has been lost, she says. Due to the recent tough economic times, several stores along Bloor Street West have remained empty. Fortunately, said Tudor, the former Laura Secord at Beresford Avenue and Bloor Street West did not suffer the same fate. “We watched the conversion to Hakim Optical with great interest. It was fairly low key until we saw the monstrous sign go up. Not only does it look too big for the building, it looks downright dangerous for passersby,” said Tudor. “It is totally out of character for

the neighbourhood.” A new city-wide sign bylaw, which went into effect in April of 2010, contains regulations that protect residential and natural areas that are near illuminated signs by restricting the maximum level of a sign, prohibiting signs from spilling light onto adjacent properties and requiring illuminated signs to be shut off between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Pa r k d a l e - H i g h Pa r k Councillor Sarah Doucette weighed in on the issue. “Personally, I don’t like illuminated signs. They’re not bird-friendly or residentfriendly,” said Doucette. “This one does stand out.” Doucette said she will be following the issue “every step of the way.” However, Hakim Optical spokesperson, John Worden, says the sign’s size is consistent with all others in the chain. Hakim Optical has submitted a permit application for the signs on the property, Ted Van Vliet manager of Toronto’s sign bylaw unit said. For an area that’s been

deemed commercial, such as Bloor West Village, city regulations dictate that a sign’s size must be limited to 20 per cent of the first storey wall area or 10 per cent of the second storey wall area, he explained. But Van Vliet wasn’t able to comment specifically on the current size of Hakim Optical’s sign because the application hasn’t been finalized. Despite concern for the sign, Alex Ling, the former chair of the Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) and owner of Ling’s Importers, says businesses like Hakim Optical are a welcome addition. He admits there are fewer independent stores, and attributes this in part to the expensive rental prices in the area. “Some small businesses and entrepreneurs can’t afford it,” he said. “The bigger chains can afford it. If you look at it from a consumer’s point of view, these newer stores provide variety. Hakim Optical ��� what a display, there’s such variety. It’s great overall. It gives local residents great variety and choice.”

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contracted out services, not simply in waste collection but across the board.” That is consistent with a promise that Mayor Rob Ford made on his and his brother’s radio show, that despite having made changes to the collective agreement that would allow full contracting out, the final stages won’t likely be implemented until after the 2014 municipal election. City staff will be monitoring collection of solid waste across the west end. GFL is currently the only private company collecting residential garbage under city contracts. After signing with the c i t y, G F L f i n a l i z e d i t s acquisition of Turtle Island Recycling, which had the contract to collect garbage in Etobicoke. CUPE Local 416 President Mark Ferguson said the

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Doug Bennet, right, and his son Nathan observe the transit of Venus across the Sun in June 2012 from Sorauren Park. Bennet is calling on all stargazers to join him in the park at Sorauren Avenue and Dundas Street West for the the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday.

the event onto a big white board. A crowd of people gathered around to watch the projection of Venus moving

across the face of the sun. “I thought, maybe we should start up a little ad-hoc astronomy club at

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Residents get update on Emerald Ash Borer Parkdale-High Park Councillor Sarah Doucette hosts a town hall meeting Monday, Aug. 13 in collaboration with Live Green Toronto, LEAF and Green 13 about the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. Because of this invasive insect, all ash trees in Toronto are at risk of dying from an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). LEAF will present current information on ash trees, the EAB and the treatment available. The meeting takes place at the Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

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Municipal Class Environmental Assessment - Notice of Study Completion The City ofToronto has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to advance the recommendations of the City’s Wet Weather Flow Master Plan (approved by City Council in 2003) to capture and treat polluted stormwater and combined sewer overflows (CSO’s) that are discharged to the Don River and Central Waterfront. This will help to improve water quality and our environment. In addition, necessary upgrades have been identified to the City’s critical sanitary trunk sewer infrastructure within the study area to improve operations and service future growth. The study has defined the problems/opportunities, identified and evaluated alternatives, and determined a preferred solution and design in consultation with the City ofToronto, regulatory agencies, and the public.The City has accepted the consultant’s recommendations regarding the preferred solution and design, including the following project components: Sanitary Trunk Sewer System l A Lower Don/Coxwell BypassTunnel that will be used on a contingency basis as a bypass to the existing Coxwell SanitaryTrunk Sewer (STS) allowing for periodic maintenance and any necessary repairs of the Coxwell STS, l Four underground storage tanks for offline storage of peak sanitary flows where additional capacity is needed. l Upgrades to the NorthTorontoTreatment Plant (NTTP). Wet Weather Flow Collection and Storage System l Three integrated tunnels (Lower Don/Coxwell BypassTunnel,Taylor Massey CreekTunnel, and Inner HarbourTunnel) connected to an equivalent of 15 underground vertical storage shafts that will collect and store wet weather flows and convey these flows to a new wet weather flow treatment facility. l Three underground storage tanks for offline storage of wet weather flows from four remote outfall locations. Treatment of Collected Wet Weather Flow l A new wet weather treatment facility that will provide high-rate treatment of wet weather flows and will be located on future lakefill in the waterlot south of the existing Ashbridges BayTreatment Plant. l A new pumping station in Ashbridges Grove Park with forcemains connecting to the new wet weather flow treatment facility. l Retrofit of an existing CSO tank at the NorthTorontoTreatment Plant. Opportunities for Review The study was carried out following the requirements for Schedule ‘C’ projects under the Municipal Class EA. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been completed and placed on public record for a 45-day review period starting August 10, 2012 and ending September 24, 2012.The ESR will be available for review on the project website at www.toronto.ca/cleanwaterways and at the following locations: Beaches Library 2161 Queen St. E. 416 393 7703

Leaside Library 165 McRae Dr. 416 396 3835

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St Lawrence Library 171 Front St. E. 416 393 7655

If you have any outstanding issues about this project, please address them to the City staff listed below and we will attempt to seek a mutually acceptable resolution. James Yacoumidis, Policy, Planning and Project Consultant City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 18th Fl., 55 John St., Toronto, ON M5V 3C6 Tel: 416-392-8834 Fax: 416-338-2828 TTY: 416-397-0831 E-mail: cleanwaterways@toronto.ca or Visit: toronto.ca/cleanwaterways If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City ofToronto, a person or party may request that the Ontario Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses individual environmental assessments. The Minister must receive the request in writing by September 24, 2012 at the address below, and a copy must also be sent to the City contact. If no requests are received by September 24, 2012, the City may proceed with this project as outlined in the Environmental Study Report. The Honourable Jim Bradley Minister of the Environment 77 Wellesley St. W., Ferguson Block, 11th Fl., Toronto, ON M7A 2T5 Issue Date: August 2, 2012 Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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High Park Restoration Site Maintenance WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: highparknature.org, stewards@ highparknature.org COST: Free Many sites require maintenance, along with potential watering. Check website for updates. Meet in front of Grenadier restaurant at 10:30 a.m.

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Moth Night WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: Jon Hayes, 416-392-1748, naturecentre@ highpark.org, www.highparknaturecentre.com Discover the “butterflies of the night” at the annual High

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High Park Speakers Toastmasters Club WHEN: 6:15 p.m. WHERE: Annette Street Public Library, 145 Annette St. CONTACT: 416-3937692, torontopubliclibrary.ca High Park Speakers is a community-based Toastmasters club which has helped many people improve their presentation skills, ability to think on their feet and run an effective meeting. Club membership is open to anyone. Guests are welcomed to attend any of our meetings. Dusk Dances WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Earlscourt Park, St. Clair Ave. West CONTACT: Mikael, 416504-6429, media@duskdances. ca, www.duskdances.ca Dusk Dances returns for its 18th season from Aug. 16 to 19. Hosted by Dan Watson, the program combines past Dusk Dances favourites, with a new Special Youth Commission.

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At Home Alone WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Jane/Dundas Library, 620 Jane St. CONTACT: 416-394-1014 This fun and free family workshop helps families prepare their 10- to 14-year-old to be home alone safely. Presented in partnership with Toronto Public Health. Free DVD for all families attending workshop. To register for this workshop call the library.

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