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Friends of High Park Zoo host first AGM

Friends of High Park Zoo, the group that was instrumental in saving the zoo from closure, will hold its first-ever Annual General Meeting followed by a reception, Sunday, Jan. 12. The meeting will be held at the Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Dr., on the west side of the park near Howard Park Avenue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Included in the issues for discussion are the draft bylaw, which will be submitted for formal approval (only members may vote); a description of the roles and responsibilities of board members. Only members (those who have affirmed that they made a financial contribution in 2012 and who have said they wish to be members) may vote at this meeting. Other zoo supporters and family members are more than welcome to attend the meeting, however. If you would like to attend the meeting, RSVP by the end of today to

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Grab your skates and spend some time on the ice with your family and friends. General hours of operation for the city’s outdoor rinks are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Hours vary at each location so to help plan for your skating visit, go to www.toronto. ca/parks/skating/outdoor-rinks.htm for up-to-date information. Click on the facility name in the table for program information.

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Roncesvalles connection to notorious bank robbers explored at screening Movie presented by local historical society, Revue Cinema on Jan. 15 ERIN HATFIELD A notorious gang of bank robbers with a Roncesvalles connection will be the subject of an upcoming screening and discussion at the Revue Cinema. The Roncesvalles Village Historical Society and the Revue Cinema will

present The Real Story Behind the 1950s Boyd Gang. The evening will include a taped interview with writer/director Nathan Morlando who made the movie Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster as well as a screening of the film and a discussion. “I think the reason we are doing this is that we want to show there is a different side to our neighbour-

hood,” said Paul Weinberg, chair of the Roncesvalles Village Historical Society. “The real estate agents came in and created this thing called Roncesvalles Village, which is a nice neighbourhood, but we are saying ‘there is a history here, not all of it is nice’ and give a fuller picture of the neighbourhood.” Between 1949 and 1951 Edwin

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Veteran Stratford actor to perform black comedy at Tarragon Theatre LISA RAINFORD Veteran Stratford Festival actor and Roncesvalles Village resident Robert Persichini was drawn to his latest project for its time period and “somewhat off-centre” characters. Persichini co-stars in the black comedy, The Amorous Adventures of Anatol, presented by the Tarragon Theatre that premiered in Toronto Jan. 9. Adapted and directed by Morris Panych, the play is a contemporary re-visioning of Austrian playwrightnovelist Arthur Schnitzler’s Anatol (1893). The theatrical production, about a Viennese womanizer and his amorous trials and tribulations, continues until Feb. 10 at Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace. Persichini plays the role of ‘Max’ the psychologist friend to the titular Anatol. “Morris asked me to do this production,” said Persichini. “I was very happy to get the call as I’m a great admirer of his work. I was in his

Robert Persichini co-stars in the black comedy, The Amorous Adventures of Anatol, at the Tarragon Theatre.

production of Amadeus at Canstage years ago and have wanted to work with him ever since.” In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Anatol, the young, incurable romantic – and indecisive neurotic – pursues women as if each is “the one”

for him, but without committing or caring. During the course of the play, Anatol woos a succession of seven different women all the while his psychologist friend Max attempts to counsel his hopeless friend. As the audience watches Anatol chase these women, it discovers what he does – and doesn’t – know about the fairer sex, meanwhile revealing all about himself. “I love the period of the play; turn-of-the-century Vienna,” said Persichini, who has lived in Roncesvalles Village for more than 25 years. “All the characters are so alive and somewhat off-centre.” The Timmins, Ont. native says it’s “always exciting” to delve into a different world. Performing, he said, provides him the chance to “discover the timeless ideas in great writing.” Persichini grew up in a family with “artistic leanings.” His parents were both creative in many ways. Their son first got involved in theatre while in high school and discov-

ered then that he would pursue it as a career. Persichini enrolled at Sheridan College’s theatre school and then attended The Drama Studio in London, England. For a decade, he performed as part of the Stratford Festival. “The draw at Stratford is the chance to get to work on really great material,” he said. “It’s a long season so you have the chance to really spend time working on ideas.” Despite being an actor for several years, Persichini remains challenged. “As a living art, performances change over a period of time and it’s always fascinating to see that development,” he said. “There are too many things I still want to do to list them all.” Tickets range from $27 to $53 (including discounts for students, seniors and groups). There will be a Pay-What-You-Can 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 2. Call 416-531-1827 or visit


Revue Cinema screens film on life of Frida Kahlo The Revue Cinema presents a special pay-what-you-can screening of the film Frida, Naturaleza Viva Saturday, Jan. 12 to coincide with the Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) exhibit ‘Frida and Diego, Passion, Politics and Painting.’ Frida Khalo’s work and that of her renowned muralist husband Diego Rivera are on display at the AGO until Jan. 20. The movie screening has been made possible through the generosity of the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto. The 1983 Mexican film, directed by Paul Leduc and starring Ofelia Medina in a remarkable portrayal of the artist Frida Kahlo, weaves together the memories, dreams and images that pass through Kahlo’s mind as she lies dying at age 47. The film will be shown Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. Tickets are paywhat-you-can. The Revue Cinema is located at 400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Queen West filmmaker premieres unique subway series ERIN HATFIELD In the late 1970s, Queen Street West was alive with energy and activism, said filmmaker John Greyson. The gay rights liberation movement was strong and the arts community was open and inclusive. At that time a young Greyson moved to Queen West from London, Ontario, because he wanted to make art and come out as queer and this was the place to do it. “I always talk about Queen West as being my university for better or for worse,” Greyson said. “Making work and being part of the gay activist community right from the start shaped me and the work I was doing.” Greyson didn’t study film, in fact he didn’t even graduate from high school. But upon arriving in Toronto he joined west-end film cooperatives Trinity Square Video and Charles Street Video and later the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), which Greyson said, to him, stands out as a model of what a cooperative should be, not just cheap equipment, but also community. “There was so much permission and generosity back in the 1970s and the stuff I wanted to learn wasn’t being taught at universities,” Greyson said. “I was really excited


Murder in Passing, written and directed by Queen West resident John Greyson, is the first-ever transmedia "whodunnit" series for commuters. The series, seen on TTC across the city, launched on Jan. 7 and runs until March 1.

by queer art and the new generation of gay artists making work about sexuality and that just wasn’t in the curriculum at OCAD or U of T or York, it was on the street.” It was through these co-ops, being on set, helping other people create their films and through his own mistakes that Greyson said he received his education in filmmaking. In 1991 he went to the Canadian Film Centre, which he said was important for him to make the jump into features and into a higher level of funding.

He is now a professor at York University and has obtained a master’s degree and is working on his PhD in the Drama Centre at the University of Toronto. “Once I finish the PhD I’m thinking of going back and getting my Grade 12,” he said with a chuckle. Greyson recalls working at Fuse Magazine in the 1980s, pre computers, and taking the typesetting to The Body Politic, a gay liberation magazine run by a collective. Greyson said the magazine was often under attack on freedom of speech issues, but at the same time was the centre of a

dynamic activist community. “The arts community really rallied around it, so you had this coming together of a very marginal, progressive, experimental arts scene and a radical gay liberation movement,” Greyson said. “And it all took place in a one-block radius.” It was energizing and had a tremendous influence on his entire career and award-winning films/ videos like Fig Trees, Lilies, and Zero Patience. “Who knew it was going to imprint so strongly,” Greyson said. His latest project, Murder in Passing, which he wrote and directed, is the first-ever transmedia ‘whodunnit’ series for commuters with silent 30-second episodes appearing daily on Toronto’s subway platform screens and online. Murder in Passing launched Jan. 7 and airs daily until March 1. The film-noir murder mystery continues his exploration of larger social issues and social critique. “That combination has stayed true, right up to this project where you have this collision of video art on the subway and issues around transit, bikes and SUVS, but equally important, debates around gender,” Greyson said. “The point of this project isn’t to provoke, it is to engage, so we are trying to reach viewers, not by shocking or alienating them, but engaging them and bring them

into this conversation around these issues of transit and gender.” Murder in Passing explores the murder of bike courier Mars Brito in Passing, B.C. and everyone in the town is a suspect. There are visual clues embedded within every episode as well as American Sign Language signs across the 40 episodes that together spell out another clue. There are opera fugues, with clues embedded, paired with each episode, which Greyson said are hugely important for citizen sleuths to pay mind to. Solve the murder before Detective Epicene does and win prizes. “The goal is that people will see it on the platform and be intrigued and go to the website,” he said. “There is a twitter feed and facebook updates.” Murder in Passing commissioned by Art for Commuters and Pattison Onestop, is a Future Cinema Lab/ Greyzone Production supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Canada Council for the Arts. The project will potentially reach one million people a day for 40 days. “As far as we know, it is the biggest the world has seen,” Greyson said, “No one has done a public serial narrative of this scale before.” Visit www.murderinpassing. com to watch episodes and explore clues.

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oronto council must understand the future of the Gardiner Expressway is a significant consideration. The Gardiner’s place in Toronto’s transportation infrastructure is an issue that needs to go beyond next week’s budget deliberations. It can’t just habitually resurface when a piece of concrete falls from it. Council needs to identify a comprehensive plan. Council must move forward with the Environmental Assessment (EA) process that began under the previous administration exploring tearing down the Gardiner east of Jarvis Street. That EA was shelved, however, after the 2010 municipal election – despite no council order to do so. our view That the budget committee voted Tuesday to resume the Engineers EA, originally authorized in July 2008 at a cost of $7.69 mil- identify safety lion, is reason for optimism. Currently about $500 milconcerns lion is proposed for the roadway over the next 10 years. Engineers have raised significant concerns that the eastern portion’s safety will be compromised by the end of the decade should those repairs not be made. Those dollars are significant. Most recently, Toronto’s budget committee asked for a report on the pros and cons of selling or leasing the Gardiner. That, too, is an impactful proposal. There are important questions for council to consider. How should we expect our major roadways to operate? How do any of the proposals for the Gardiner fit in with other planned transportation improvements, such as light rail? The Gardiner is a large piece of Toronto’s existing transportation infrastructure. According to Waterfront Toronto figures from 2008, some 200,000 drivers use it daily west of the core. That number is 120,000 east of Jarvis. It’s a significant eastwest corridor, serving not only residents of the city, but the Greater Toronto Area. But in many respects this is the ultimate neighbourhood issue – one that has an impact beyond even the 14 Toronto neighbourhoods the roadway actually touches – from the Alderwood and Islington-City Centre West neighbourhoods in the west to South Riverdale in the east. The pressures of gridlock have far-reaching impacts – into all of our neighbourhoods. Council must gather the best information to confront that reality. newsroom

Ford’s everyman image survives


ayor Rob Ford was back in court this past Monday — this time sitting quietly in an Osgoode Hall courtroom as his lawyer Alan Lenczner made a final pitch for his job. Newspaper deadlines being what they are — by the time you read this, it is entirely possible that the three judge Divisional Court panel will have decided on Ford’s appeal of the conviction by Justice Charles Hackland. Monday was not so much about the future — but what has gone before. Being an appeal, there was no new evidence, no testimony, and a surfeit of arcane legal arguments, which was as it should be: Ford’s lawyer’s job was to dig into Hackland’s decision to convict Ford under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, and demonstrate whatever errors he might find. Lenczner took on another task, though: to present and recast the narrative of the mayor’s career on council in the kindest light possible. So when Ford spoke and voted on his own behalf over a recommendation


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to compel him to repay $3,150 in charitable donations to lobbyists, he did so, according to Lenczner, as “an honest man.” There was no subterfuge, nothing hidden. He simply had a flawed understanding of the way the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act applied to matters of personal accountability on council. It’s a narrative that seems to be an easy sell for a large number of Torontonians. Mayor Ford continues to poll well in spite of a great deal of evidence that suggests he shouldn’t. Quite apart from the February vote that led to Ford’s conviction, over the past two years the mayor has been accused of diverting his office staff to support his football coaching hobby, which he has also missed city meetings to attend. None of this came up at the appeals court, of

course, because none of this was before the court. So Lenczner could present an image of a mayor dedicated to openness and honesty, whose simple desire to help young people only occasionally affected his judgment. There was some indication that the narrative found some currency with the judges. Senior Justice Edward Then wondered aloud whether Ford might not have simply made an honest mistake. Clayton Ruby, the lawyer effectively prosecuting Ford on behalf of Torontonian Paul Magder, spent a good amount of time attempting to disabuse him of the notion. So in that sense, whatever the future holds for him in reality, Ford can take some comfort in the fact that the narrative he and his supporters crafted — of the stolid everyman, the only honest one at city hall — has at least survived the ordeal of his mayoralty. nDavid Nickle is The Villager’s city hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at

To the editor: Re: ‘Teachers need to be appreciated for their hard work,’ Letters, Dec. 27. While letter writer Danion Beckford raises legitimate concerns regarding broken contract promises, it is only fair to mention that Premier Dalton McGuinty’s government has been more than fair to the teachers over the years. It seems somewhat duplicitous having teachers accept the many goodies doled out over the years and take strike action when the government takes long overdue action to rein in its spending. The excessive banking of sick days comes to mind as one such example. However, with the leadership race, I’m sure whatever measures have been undertaken will soon be rescinded. Where the government can be more easily faulted is the somewhat burlesque handling of finances. It hands out performance bonuses to civil service managers earlier in the year and then announces belt-tightening measures. Severance pay is given to employees moving to other jobs. The conversion to alternative energy has been a costly and largely needless fiasco. At the Ministry of Health, as evidenced by Ornge, eHealth and monies given to the regional health centres, it seems as if little if any financial oversight exists. Last, and certainly not least, there was the decision to move the two power plants to save Liberal seats in the last election. Finance Minister Dwight Duncan may try to portray himself as the tough nononsense gatekeeper of the public purse, but the facts show differently. A more diligent minister of finance would be a welcome addition to the next announced cabinet. John Winegarden

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Taxpayers’ group favours using casino money to fund subways RAHUL GUPTA Hundreds of millions of dollars for subway expansion are at stake should Toronto City Council vote against building a casino, according to a report released by a local taxpayers group. The report by the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition calls on council to approve a casino for the city which would generate $400-million annually – enough to pay for one new subway station and one kilometre of track every year. Coalition spokesperson Mathew McGuire said the significant amount of money for new transit could be attained through hosting fees – estimated at $50 to $100-million – plus revenues gained from licensed gaming tables in restaurants and bars and through expanded online gaming. “You can have $400 million in new revenue every year from a casino to build subways without raising taxes

one dime,” said McGuire, president of the coalition. City council, which will vote on the issue this spring, can ensure maximum revenues by leveraging the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) stated preference for Toronto as the location for a new casino, said McGuire. “OLG wants a casino in Toronto and it will pay hosting fees to represent that,” he said. “Toronto can capitalize on our influence to negotiate for a large fee.” But while the report, released Jan. 5, extols the benefits of a potential casino, it’s short of data showing how it came up with the $400-million figure. best-case scenario McGuire called the number a “best-case scenario” that takes into account certain variables such as the size and future location of a casino. He said a team of interns had looked into casino revenues,

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Film premiered at 2011 Toronto International Film Festival >>>from page 1 they hid out on Roncesvalles.” The gang also robbed a bank on Roncesvalles and two of the members shot and killed a police officer at College and Lansdowne, just at the edge of the neighbourhood. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011. In the interview with the director, Weinberg said they discuss the historical discrepancies and his decision to not clearly identify where the movie is set.

The film was shot in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., which Weinberg said looks similar to what Toronto looked like in the 1950s. “He talks about how his mother remembers the hanging of some of the members of the gang in the 1950s,” Weinberg said. “And capital punishment was very controversial and there were people in vigil protesting the hanging.” That taped interview will be followed by a screening of Eddie Boyd: Citizen Gangster and a question and answer session about the

Roncesvalles connection to the gang with author Nate Hendley, author of Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Life and Crimes of Canada’s Master Bank Robber. “There are some questions of historical accuracy and that’s what the whole discussion will be about,” Weinberg said. The screening and talk take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. Tickets are $10 for members of the Revue and $13 for non-members.

Chair of the Roncesvalles Village Historical Society, Paul Weinberg, stands just east of the Roncesvalles bank robbed by the Boyd Gang in the 1950s. The society will present a screening and discussion about the movie Citizen Gangster and the gang's connection to the area. Staff photo/ERIN HATFIELD

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A G R E AT C I T Y N E E D S G R E AT P E O P L E . The City of Toronto is now

Recruiting for the Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group Riverdale Farm needs skilled and experienced people to lead its revitalization and build financial sustainability for the future. To learn more and get involved visit: Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013. Email your applications to: or mail to R. Ubbens, Director, Parks, Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division City Hall, 100 Queen St. West, 4th floor, West Tower Toronto ON M5H 2N2

Toronto’s Best Burns Celebration Saturday, January 26, 2013 JOIN US FOR OUR 19T H ANNUAL ROBBIE BURNS EXTRAVAGANZA! Once again we are offering a night of traditional Scottish fun, featuring Pipe and Drum Bands, Ceolcara Band, Highland Dancers, Scotch Tasting, “Address to The Haggis”... and much much more!






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n Saturday, Jan. 12

Choir Members Wanted WHEN: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. WHERE: Church of St. Martin in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. CONTACT: Ron Cheung, 416519-0528,, COST: Free The Healey Willan Singers, a women’s choir based in the Bloor West neighbourhood, is looking for new singers to join the ensemble for the remainder of the 2012-2013 season. Rehearsals are held every week on Saturday mornings. This non-profit community choir is directed by Ron Ka Ming Cheung. Winter Birds Family Nature Walk WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: High Park Nature Centre, 430 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: 416-3921748, ext. 2,, naturecentre@ COST: $2 donation Meet the hardiest of birds as we find the flocks of chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers and more. Learn how these birds make a living through the winter months when so many others have left for warmer locales.

n Sunday, Jan. 13


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It’s Happening

Humber offers Community Employment Services for all job seekers and employers in Toronto and Brampton. Benefit from free job search assistance, workshops, guided access to training and job postings at all five locations. Employer recruitment services are also available.

Restoring Cities WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Dr. CONTACT:, stewards@ COST: Free Author Deborah Dale shows how individual yards can link together to restore habitat and biodiversity. Examples include Seattle’s “pollinator pathway” and Vancouver’s student boulevard planters for homeowners’ project. After the presentation we will discuss ways that we can create more public engagement in transforming/restoring Toronto’s biodiversity.

n Monday, Jan. 14 These Employment Ontario services are funded in part by the Government of Canada.

1-877-944-5744 Are You Looking For An Alternative To Your Child’s Education?

HIGH PARK ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT Come join us to learn about High Park Alternative School. We are a J.K. to grade 8 school within the TDSB with a small community atmosphere of about 150 students. JK to grade 6:

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Annette/HPAS School Gymnasium, 265 Annette St. (childcare provided)

Grades 7 and 8:

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: High Park Alternative School, Room 105 265 Annette St. Registration forms will be available at the meeting and are also available at

Yoga for Seniors WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m. WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. CONTACT: Swansea Area

Seniors Association, 416-3921953, swanseaareaseniors@ COST: Five-week sessions at $50 Weekly one-hour sessions are good for improving flexibility, strength and balance. Mats or chairs are provided. Seniors Taoist Tai Chi WHEN: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. (beginners) 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (intermediates) WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. CONTACT: Swansea Area Seniors’ Association, 416-3921953, swanseaareaseniors@ COST: $35/session Weekly one-hour tai chi sessions are good for balance, memory, co-ordination and circulation. Scrabble Club WHEN: 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Jane/Dundas Library, 620 Jane St. CONTACT: 416394-1014, COST: Free Do you enjoy playing the popular board game Scrabble? Have fun and meet new people while enhancing your Scrabble skills at our weekly club. Ages 18 and up. Call the branch to register.

n Tuesday, Jan.15

Seniors Art Class WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. CONTACT: Swansea Area Seniors’ Association, 416392-1953, swanseaareaseniors@ COST: $30/per month Weekly sessions let you choose your medium, in oils, water colours or acrylics. Junction Seniors’ Gathering WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Agora Cafe, 3015 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Eleanor Batchelder, 647-235-0843, http://www., COST: Free We meet twice a week at a local coffee shop for conversation, as a social network of neighbours. Group also meets on Friday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. at Pascal’s, 2904 Dundas St. W. Forks Over Knives (Film) WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Annette Street Library, 145 Annette St. COST: Free Screening of ‘Forks Over Knives’, hosted by Green 13. See details about film here:

n Wednesday, Jan. 16

Osteofit Classes WHEN: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. CONTACT: Swansea Area Seniors’ Association, 416392-1953, swanseaareaseniors@ COST: $40 for eight weeks Osteofit is a fun exercise to maintain and build bone strength in weekly one-hour sessions. Seniors Line Dancing WHEN: 11 a.m. to noon WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. CONTACT: Swansea Area Seniors Association, 416392-1953, swanseaareaseniors@ COST: $40 for 12 weeks Beginners are welcome for weekly one-hour classes – no partner needed and lots of fun. West Bend Community Association WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Indian Rd Crescent Public School, 285 Indian Rd Cres. CONTACT: 647-478-8457, COST: Free West Bend Community Association(East of Keele Street, north of Bloor Street to CPR tracks) monthly residents meeting. New members welcome.

n Thursday, Jan. 17

MotivAction Seminar Healthy Lunches WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. CONTACT: Aniko Kaszas, 289-807-1755, ext. 3, akaszas@ COST: $15 One-hour seminar teaches parents about proper nutrition for young, growing bodies and how best to feed their children to support a busy school day.



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City holds casino consultations Have an opinion about Toronto’s future casino? Attend one of several City of Toronto casino consultations this month. A l l To r o n t o n i a n s — whether they attend a community discussion or not — are encouraged to fill out the online feedback form at

casino/CasinoSurvey.aspx Residents may drop in anytime to any of the following casino consultation sessions: n Saturday, Jan. 12: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St., 1 to 4 p.m. n Mo n d a y, Ja n . 1 4 : Etobicoke Olympium Gymnasium, 590 Rathburn

Rd., 6 to 9 p.m. n Thursday, Jan. 17: Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr., 6 to 9 p.m. n Saturday, Jan. 19: Bluma Appel Salon Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., 1 to 4 p.m. The deadline for public input is Jan. 25.

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SEEKING SEEKING NEW NEW BOARD BOARD MEMBERS MEMBERS The Swansea Town Hall is the former Village of Swansea Municipal building owned and funded by the City of Toronto. It is managed by a Board of Management appointed by the City of Toronto from the community. The Town Hall is a community resource providing a broad range of community and recreation programs for the benefit of the Swansea catchment area and the greater Toronto community. We are currently seeking persons to fill vacant positions on the Board of Management of the Swansea Town Hall Community Centre and Director positions on the Board of Directors of the Swansea Town Hall Association. We are seeking applicants who: • Have an understanding of the neighbourhood and community within the Swansea catchment area; • Reflect the cultural and social diversity of the community; • Have knowledge and understanding of community and public service; • Are team players who possess good communication and decision making skills and • While not a requirement, we are looking to add persons with financial, accounting, governance, marketing, legal or fundraising knowledge. An application form and information package is available for pickup after January 14th at: Swansea Town Hall 95 Lavinia Avenue Toronto, ON M6S 3H9 Phone (416) 392‐1954 Email: • Website: Please submit your applications to the attention of the Nominating Committee, Swansea Town Hall, at the above address. The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

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Please send your resume to our Circulation Dept. by or before January 18th Enthusiastic, hardworking individuals required for residential housekeeping. PAID TRAINING, PAID HOLIDAYS. NO EVENINGS, NO WEEKENDS. EXCELLENT RATE 12 TO 17 PER HOUR UNIFORM PROVIDED WORK IN YOUR AREA POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT If you have a positive attitude, are professional, responsible and are interested in working for a reputable company, we would like to meet you. References, S.I.N. or work permit required. Call to arrange an interview at 416-691-9221 or email resume to WE ARE LOOKING FOR CARRIERS in your NEIGHBORHOOD! Do you live in M6P and are looking for some part time work? Do you enjoy getting out in your neighborhood? Do you like to meet new people? BECOME A NEWSPAPER CARRIER, delivery once per week DON’T WAIT, CALL NOW! ROUTES GO FAST! Antony 416-774-2296

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Real Estate Misc./Services CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

Domestic Help Available GOLDEN BROOM Cleaning Service. Homes, Apartments, Offices. After party cleanups and renovations too. Call 416-820-0555 A-1 MAID Service. Clean Houses, Condos. Experienced Cleaners. Bonded, Insured, Low Cost. Call 4 1 6 - 7 4 2 - 0 0 8 2 SHINY CLEAN HOUSEExperienced European cleaning lady will keep your house clean. Fully Insured. Call Inna or Inga 416-929-3498

Articles Wanted

Accommodations Wanted


RETIRED GENTLEMAN, non-smoker, with 2 cats, seeking basement/ flat. Will drive errands, shovel snow, mow lawn, for reduced rent. References available. 416-659-0231 or 416-239-0231.

& Collectibles Wanted Cash for Older: Coins, Jewelry, Military, Watches, Toys, Barbies, Silver, Gold & old advertising etc. 25 years experience. Richard & Janet 416-431-7180 416-566-7373 Repair/Installation GARAGE DOOR. Quality repairs. Broken springs, cables, rollers. Automatic openers installed $49. Tune-ups, welding. 289-423-4521

General Help Paid in Advance! MAKE up to $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES Plus Travel, Hotel jobs in England Childcare positions in Unites States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations & Salary provide. Various Benefits Apply: 902-422-1455 Email:

Tax/Financial $$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan from an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP). Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585


Articles for Sale

Waste Removal

HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 w w w. t h e c o v e r

PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!

Jewellery UNIQUE JEWELRY Handmade jewelry that is unique - Just like you!

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

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

STUMPO CONTRACTING. General Contractor. Renovations, basements, bathrooms, kitchens, additions. Plumbing, Electrical. Decks, fencing, concrete. All Flooring. Seniors Discount. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimates. Call Gino 416-524-2168


Waste Removal

TIRED OF BEING ALONE? Make it your New Year’s Resolution not to be! Let Misty River Introductions help you find someone wonderful. www.mistyriver (416) 777-6302


Astrology/Psychics TRUE PSYCHICS 4 Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032 Mobile: #4486


Call (416) 798-7284 to plan your advertising campaign.

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

Apartments & Flats for Rent

HIGH PARK One Bedroom Apartment at High Park Subway Station student welcome.

HANDYMAN. GENERAL repairs. Window screens installed, windows washed, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, eavestroughs. Reasonable prices. Cell: 647-831-5679 or 647-344-7214 Howie

Moving & Storage

416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!

0$ Truck Fee. $19+/hr, Licensed. Insured Local/ Long Distance. Free Estimates. 24/7. Free boxes. 416-887-6696


Flooring & Carpeting

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

Free estimate James Chen


Handy Person


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


Delivery questions? Call us at:

416-798-7284 or Email:

Bricks & Chimneys


General Help

Repaired and rebuilt Bricks + mortar colour match House-front, pillars, bricks repaired or replaced Chris Jemmett Masonry

Tuckpointing 416-686-8095

ELECTRICAL ALL TECH ELECTRIC Contact: Jason Sa Master Electrician

(416) 723-1169

Specializing in removal of Knob & Tube & Electrical upgrades.

ECRA/ESA Lic.#7006706



(416) 234-9006

(DAVID) M.J. Yelavich & Sons, Etobicoke, Ontario




• licensed • honest • reliable • local • experienced • insured • quality workmanship • seniors discount • references

P 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE e 416-997-3063 t e Financing Available r: (Met Lic #P20579)

Auburn Plumbing Inc. Metro Lic# P1538

For all your plumbing needs

• New Work • Replacement, Repairs and Renovations - Faucets, Sinks & Toilets • High Pressure Flushing • Camera Inspection and Pipe Locating • Lead & Galvanized Piping • Plugged Drains & Backed-Up Sewers Quality and Service at Our Best

Call for a FREE estimate (416) 738-0274


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

Master Lic.# 20557 SASHA 416-371-7137 ALI 416-828-6611


Leaky Basement?


THE VILLAGER | Thursday, January 10, 2013 |


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1635TheQueensway-1lighteastofHwy427 Sale price includes Freight, PDE ,Air tax, Admin, Registration , OMVIC Fee , Tire Levy. All current Manufacturer to customer discounts and rebates applied. Prices valid on date of publication. Prices are subject to change without notice. Financing on 2013 Trax: 84 Months @ 2.99%. O.A.C. Bi-Weekly Payments, COB=$2,631.Vehicle may not be exactly as shown. See Dealer for complete details.

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