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Dufferin station catches up to modern times LISA rainford email@example.com Commuters waiting for the subway at Dufferin station recently, would have noticed glimpses of coloured tiles on the platform, which are slowly being unveiled. The coloured tiles comprise a public art component of the redevelopment that is being integrated into the finishes on the walls at the station, explained community liaison officer Devin Horne. Work is well underway on Dufferin Station’s modernization project, which began in 2010. Part of the original stations first built when the Bloor-Danforth subway was constructed in 1966, Dufferin has not been significantly updated since, said Horne. one of the busiest stations “Dufferin station is one of the busiest stations in the system,” he pointed out. “The (Dufferin 29) bus is one of the top five busiest routes in the city.” Updates to ensure “maintainability” and “passenger convenience” at Dufferin station are key components to its modernization, according to the TTC. The structure of a second exit at Russett Avenue is mostly completed. Its interior has yet to be finished. The TTC is forecasting an official opening in the spring, said Horne. The entire construction project is slated for completion in the summer of 2014. “The challenge is doing this type of work at a station that’s maintaining its operations,” said Horne. “This is a really complicated project, lots of utilities need to be moved.” Public open houses and consulta>>>COMMUNITY, page 6
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Ava Moore, 2, gets a little assistance from her mom as she gleefully feeds a llama during Saturday’s open house at the High Park Zoo.
Residents show support for High Park Zoo Friends of High Park Zoo raised more than $139,000 to help keep zoo open LISA RAINFORD firstname.lastname@example.org Two-year-old twins Ava and Clare Moore giggled as they fed food pellets to the llamas at the High Park Zoo during an open house Saturday
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morning. “Tickle, tickle, tickle,” said Clare as a llama eagerly ate from her hand on the morning of Jan. 12. The twins visit the zoo at least twice a month said their mother, admitting she’s happy the popular
family spot is still open. Parkdale-High Park Councillor Sarah Doucette said the community can take credit for helping to keep the zoo open. Since February of last year, residents have donated more than $100,000 towards saving the
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This exhibit, by Jackson/Stern called Automatic/Revisited, is on display at Latitude 44 Gallery as part of the city-wide Toronto Design Off-Site Festival, which kicks off in the Junction this weekend.
architectural and interior designer, who has been making art since he was a kid. He is heavily involved in the Gladstone’s annual alternative design event, Come Up To My Room, which coincides with TODO. Since its inception, TODO has grown from just seven exhibitions to more than 40 this year. Its attendance grew 45 per cent in 2012 from 11,400 to 15,300. As many as 300 designers took part.
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The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance released an update of its Your 32 campaign this week, and it shows a growing support among GTHA residents to not only improve transit but to also accept some of the responsibility for paying for it. John Tory, co-chair of CivicAction, said transportation challenges have become the top issue for GTHA residents who deal with one of the longest commute times in North America. He called it “seven-day-aweek paralysis” that deeply our view affects families and business in the area. Transit The Your 32 campaign asked ‘paralysis’ residents what they would do if they had 32 minutes they other- hurting city wise would have had to spend on transit. Spending more time with family was one of the main responses. What really stood out, though, was what Tory called the human cost of our inadequate transportation system. The campaign was done to show support for the regional transit system improvements being proposed by Metrolinx. The Big Move aims to infuse some $50 billion worth of transit improvements in the GTHA over the next 25 years. The campaign helped residents realize the real costs of transit congestion and what it would be worth to them to make things better. We have said before in this space that we in Toronto, and the surrounding regions, will get the transit we are willing to pay for. Yes, provincial and federal governments must shoulder their share of the cost, but residents are also going to have to be willing to accept funding tools such as tax increases dedicated specifically for transit. To that end, the City of Toronto’s planning department is beginnings its own set of public consultations on transit. Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat said the meetings are being driven by the need to provide information to Metrolinx on what Toronto’s transit priorities are. We urge Toronto residents to participate in these meetings, and play a role in creating a regional transit system that works for all of us. Exact dates have not been finalized, but once that information is available we will let our readers know when and where these meetings will be. newsroom
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To the editor: Re: ‘Activist launches blog to report aggressive motorists,’ News, Jan. 3 Is there a blog to report aggressive cyclists? First, cyclists will have to buy license plates to attach to the back of their bicycle seats so we can see them. Let’s have a level playing field. Three months ago, I was waiting at the south east corner of Dundas Street West and Pacific Avenue to cross to the north side. A cyclist sped by me in a flash. He had the green light but he was on the wrong side of the road going the wrong way in a west direction. One month ago, I was waiting at Royal York and Meadowcrest roads with my granddaughter. The light was red and the cars had stopped. Just at that moment, a cyclist sped by us right through the red light. It seems the cyclists are more dangerous than the motorists. By the way, I don’t drive. John Rooney
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hen Jennifer Keesmaat turned up as the City of Toronto’s new chief planner last summer, it raised a few eyebrows. It’s not to say the former planning consultant wasn’t a good fit. Keesmaat cut her teeth on city politics, working as an executive assistant for New Democrat councillor Joe Mihevc and Progressive Conservative Councillor Jane Pitfield in the early days of amalgamated Toronto. In the private sector, she’s worked on land use planning issues – what she’d term “city building” – in communities across the country. But she seemed like an odd choice for the Ford administration. Keesmaat also came as an advocate for lower-order transit and cycling and pedestrian accommodation. On the last point, she went so far as to deliver a Toronto Economic Development (TED) talk, extolling the virtues of
walking to school. She’s a planner that would have been a perfect fit in the David Miller administration. On Monday, less than six months into the job, Keesmaat stood up in front of a packed house at the Toronto Board of Trade, pressing a similarly neighbourhood-based agenda. Transportation, she said, remains the singular challenge for growing a city surrounded by sprawling suburbs, both within — and far beyond — city limits. Too many of us are spending too long getting to and from work, and it’s affecting the city’s ability to attract more jobs and remain livable.
Next month, she and the city will be launching a public consultation plan to see just what level of transit improvement Toronto residents are willing to pay for. But in the speech, she made it clear that the biggest transportation improvement the city can make has nothing to do with transportation at all: rather, it involves developing mid-rise housing and commercial space along some of the city’s avenues. As she pointed out: “Where we choose to live is our most important transportation planning problem. If you live in Hamilton and commute to Toronto, even with state-of-the-art transportation infrastructure, you’re commuting for two hours a day.” This is a view entirely consistent with the City of Toronto’s progressivist planning legacy — so not entirely new. But so long as Toronto continues along the route that Mayor Ford began in 2010, it’s clear that Keesmaat is fighting
against the grain. In a moment of candor that seemed almost unbelievably politically naïve for a civil servant, she admitted as much. “We, of course, have a political culture that’s very challenging. I’m not getting into that in any detail — but the reality is we’re in a highly politicized environment. I was warned about the fishbowl before coming here. You can know about it intellectually, but you have no idea what it’s like having so many eyes looking at everything you say or Tweet.” The fact that Keesmaat was first hired, and second remains in her position, suggests that those eyes are more diverse in opinion than the message from the mayor’s office might suggest. n David Nickle is The Villager’s city hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ward 18 residents get answers at town hall budget meeting LISA RAINFORD email@example.com Property taxes, the arts and projects in Ward 18 were topics of discussion for a small, but attentive group of constituents who attended Davenport Councillor Ana Bailão’s 2013 Toronto city budget town hall last week. Bailão outlined several initiatives in her ward during the consultation meeting at New Horizon’s Tower at the corner of Bloor and Dufferin streets, which attracted about a dozen people. Capital funds allocated for Ward 18 as part of the city’s capital projects include Carleton Park where new pathways to accommodate strollers will be installed, a new playground in Susan Tibaldi Park and the expansion of Perth/Dupont Library, Bailão noted. “There was talk of closing it, but the reality is we are working on expanding it. We’ve been able to put it on
the map for the library board,” Bailão said. “The expansion will more than double the space and make it wheelchair accessible.” new art hub A 36,000-square foot West Queen West art hub will be built at Lisgar and Queen streets as part of The Edge condo development. The Toronto Media Arts Cluster will be comprised of seven non-profit groups that specialize in film, photography and animation, and a 250-seat cinema, which will attract the smaller film festivals in the city, said Bailão. Maria Brum, a Bloor West and Dufferin streets-area resident, expressed her gratitude for the investments being made in Ward 18, however, she wanted to know if there would be money for street lighting and sidewalk repairs. “There are sidewalks that don’t have ramps for seniors and strollers and those with
disabilities,” she pointed out. Bailão explained that lighting is not considered a capital project, but rather smaller issues that “we’re working on.” “In terms of sidewalks, we had Dundas done last year and we’re having Bloor and Dufferin done this year,” she said. “On College, Dundas and Queen where we’ll have new streetcars, we’ll get new sidewalks because the new streetcars are wheelchair accessible. We’ll have to have ramps at every corner. All sidewalks will have to be accessible.”
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>>>from page 1 zoo open until October this year,” Doucette told those who had gathered at the special open house. For the second year in a row, the Honey Family Foundation has pledged to match dollar for dollar a maximum of $50,000, the councillor told the crowd. “Today, through to June 15, any donation online you’ll double your donation,” said Doucette. To operate in 2013, the zoo needs $228,000, which is funded only
>>>from page 1 tion with the community took place before the project commenced, particularly with the two Business Improvement Areas (BIA) affected, the Bloorcourt and Bloordale BIAs. “It’s going to look awesome,” Michael Veira said, constituency assistant to Davenport Councillor Ana Bailão. “We’ve worked with the TTC and the Bloordale BIA to make it more pedestrian-friendly.” Once the project is complete, Dufferin station will be fully accessi-
by public donations. To kick off the Honey Foundation matching campaign, Doucette said the zoo had already received a significant influx: $10,000 from local resident and media mogul Moses Znaimer, founder of CityTV and ZoomerMedia Limited. Znaimer did not attend the open house, yet his donation was met by enthusiastic applause. “This is your zoo. With your help, we’re still here,” said Doucette. Currently, Friends of High Park
Zoo is looking for volunteers to help out during March Break and through to October. Spokesperson Diane Buckell said the open house raised almost $400 in the donation box at the zoo. If you are interested in helping save the High Park Zoo, join the Friends of High Park Zoo by emailing friendsofhighparkzoo@ gmail.com Visit torontoparksandtrees.org/ high-park-zoo if you would like to donate.
ble and its appearance enhanced. Commuters will be able to navigate the station with much more ease and comfort due to, in part, improved weather protection and an expanded waiting area. There will be additional bicycle parking as well. There will be new sidewalk canopies on both sides of Dufferin Street, a new second exit from platform level onto Russett Avenue as well as new elevators from street to platform via the main entrance.
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Sharlene Rankin, director of The Telephone Booth Gallery, presents a sequel of sorts to the ever-successful exhibit she curated last winter called ‘Local Call, a Junction Neighbours Group Exhibition.’ Ever since she opened the gallery, on the north side of Dundas Street West, just east of Runnymede Road, about two years ago, Rankin has come to realize what an artists mecca the West Toronto Junction has become. Painters, sculptors and photographers – among a plethora of other creative types – live and work in the area. Last year’s exhibit grew out of an impromptu conversation with artists David McClyment and Tim Whiten, who both live within steps of the gallery. This year’s exhibit “Part II” is bringing artists from both the Junction and its neighbouring community, The
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Villager last week. Martinello, whose livework studio is in the Junction Triangle, has been in the area since 2006. Although there were some artist studios when she arrived, the majority were still closer to Queen Street West. “Now, so many people have their studios here,” Martinello said. Martinello will be exhibiting one of her paintings, oil paint on polyester film, a collage based on the North American South West. Sculptor Badanna Zack, whose studio is in the Dupont Street and Symington Avenue-area, will be showing a life-size mixed media sculpture of three urinals. For more information on all the artists featured in the exhibition, visit www.telephoneboothgallery.ca The exhibit continues until Feb. 17. The Telephone Booth Gallery is situated at 3148 Dundas St. W.
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MotivAction Seminar – Healthy Lifestyle for Children and Youth WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia
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Ave. CONTACT: Aniko, 289-8071755, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: $10/child, parents free This seminar is geared towards helping young children learn more about healthy lifestyle choices, proper nutrition, and how to make physical activity fun and regular part of their day.
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Backyard Bird Feeding 101 WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: High Park Nature Centre, 430 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: 416-392-1748, ext. 2, www. highparknaturecentre.com, email@example.com COST: $10 This workshop will guide you in getting started on making your own feeders. Learn what foods attract certain birds, how to deal with hungry squirrels. Time will be spent outside practising identifying birds with seasoned bird experts to help and answer questions. Register at: guestlistapp.com/events/141069 Winter Wonderland PhotoBuff Walk WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: ajalberti@ gmail.com COST: Free Popular High Park photographer David Allen shows how to see the world through a lens and find beauty even in the bleak winter landscape. David will answer technical questions as well. Meet at the benches south of Grenadier Restaurant.
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Yoga for Seniors WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m. WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia
Ave. CONTACT: Swansea Area Seniors Association, 416-3921953, swanseaareaseniors@ gmail.com 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@ gmail.com COST: $35 per 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
■ Tuesday, Jan.15
Junction Seniors’ Gathering WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Agora Cafe, 3015 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Eleanor Batchelder, 647-235-0843, http://www. junctionra.ca/junction-seniors/, email@example.com COST: Free The group meets 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.
■ 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@ gmail.com 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, 416-3921953, swanseaareaseniors@ gmail.com COST: $40 for 12 weeks Beginners are welcome for weekly one-hour classes – no partner needed and lots of fun.
Issue ‘is at an all-time high as a concern for residents’: Tory RAHUL GUPTA firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether it’s in the 416 or the 905, a spokesperson for the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance believes a groundswell of support for transit expansion is building as congestion grows to “crisis” levels in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). John Tory, from CivicAction, an advocacy group calling for better regional transit connections, said Monday morning transportation has become the top local issue for residents concerned with gridlock and daily commute times that are among the highest in North America. “You really get a feel when you travel to the farther reaches of the 416 and even more so into the 905 and
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Mitzie Hunter, left, and John Tory from the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance display a word cloud info-graph during a media conference Monday at City Hall, that shows the most common responses from residents on how they would use the time saved from commuting.
see the seven day-a-week paralysis that so deeply affects families and businesses,” said Tory, the group’s chair, during a press conference held by CivicAction at city hall. “Transportation is at an all-time high as a concern for local residents.” Tory, who is also a popular radio host, presented an update along with CivicAction CEO Mitzie Hunter of the group’s three-month-old
Your32 publicity campaign for better transit. He said an “evolution” was taking place in the minds of residents regarding the toll congestion takes on their personal lives. “Individuals are coming to realize congestion caused by a grossly inadequate transportation system is negatively affecting their jobs and their families,” said Tory.
“They have come to the conclusion major action is necessary to improve the quality of their own lives.” That action, according to the CivicAction, is investing billions of dollars for a meaningful transformation of the existing transportation network to come directly from both governments and residents. “I think the public have given the signal they want the leaders to get on with building transit and find fair and balanced ways to pay for it,” he said. Hunter said over the course of its Your32 campaign the group asked residents to weigh in on what they would do with 32 extra minutes of time per day. That’s the amount of time the transit planning agency Metrolinx says will be lost if the $50 billion Big Move
regional transportation plan is not completed within the next 25 years and commute times rise even further from 77 to 109 minutes as a result. “We asked people to tell us how traffic congestion is affecting them,” said Hunter. “They have showed us the true cost of the region’s antiquated and inadequate system.” Hunter said thousands of residents took part in the exercise, including 15,000
visitors to campaign website www.your32.com, as well as through social media. The human cost of congestion is something that has been missing during the debate for better transit, said Tory. “It’s really the humanity of the responses,” said Tory following the press conference. “People are talking about time being taken way from their family.”
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| THE VILLAGER |Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Joe’s Nofrills Dufferin Mall is now Hiring Part Time Positions.
We are hiring for :
• Night Crew • Student Positions • Non Student Positions • Cashiers
To deliver our product weekly to homes and apartments within our delivery times. Requirements include: * Reliable vehicle (Cargo van preferred) * Valid driver’s license * Available during the day on Thursday and/or Friday
Please send your resume to our Circulation Dept. by or before January 18th firstname.lastname@example.org
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HOT LOCAL CHAT 1-877-290-0553 Mobile: #5015
Domestic Help Available
Find Your Favourite CALL NOW 1-866-732-0070 1-888-544-0199 18+
GOLDEN BROOM Cleaning Service. Homes, Apartments, Offices. After party cleanups and renovations too. Call 416-820-0555
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Business Services HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at:1-877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca
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Now Hiring Call (416)
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Articles for Sale
HOME IMPROVEMENT Directory
416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!
Bricks & Chimneys
Flooring & Carpeting
NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.29/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 26 yrs experience. Free Estimates. Best Price! 647-400-8198
Clogged drain, camera inspection Leaky pipes Reasonable price, 25 years experience Licensed/ Insured credit card accepted
Free estimate James Chen
647-519-9506 Moving & Storage 0$ Truck Fee. $19+/hr, Licensed. Insured Local/ Long Distance. Free Estimates. 24/7. Free boxes. 416-887-6696
Tree/Stump Service LUMBER-JACK’S Tree Service, Since 1980. Hedge trimming, tree pruning, tree/ stump removal. Free estimates. Fully insured. Call Jack (416)762-2400 www.treeservicetoronto.com
Flooring & Carpeting HARDWOOD FLOOR sanding. Specializing in stain/ refinishing. Call for Free Estimate! Reasonable rates. Paul 416-330-1340 pager.
• licensed • honest • reliable • local • experienced • insured • quality workmanship • seniors discount • references
Repaired and rebuilt Bricks + mortar colour match House-front, pillars, bricks repaired or replaced
Tuckpointing Chris Jemmett Masonry 416-686-8095
ELECTRICAL ALL TECH ELECTRIC Contact: Jason Sa Master Electrician
Specializing in removal of Knob & Tube & Electrical upgrades.
P 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE e 416-997-3063 t www.plumbersdirect.ca e Financing Available r: (Met Lic #P20579)
Auburn Plumbing Inc. Metro Lic# P1538
For all your plumbing needs
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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
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(DAVID) M.J. Yelavich & Sons, Etobicoke, Ontario
24 HOUR SERVICE Metro Licence #: 7000356
Burton Electric Inc. 416 419-1772
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