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Students envision new life for old police station LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Junction resident, architect and assistant professor at Ryerson University’s department of architectural science Taymoore Balbaa, tasked his third-year undergraduate students to envision a new life for the former 11 Division police station on Mavety Street. The result of their assignment is 19 visioning projects that include architectural renderings depicting the dilapidated police facility transformed into a community hub. They’ll be on display as part of an exhibit opening June 3 at Community Junction, 2934 Dundas St. W., at 7 p.m. community hub A group of dedicated Junction residents have been meeting regularly since midNovember to discuss turning the old 11 Division police headquarters into a community hub. Coined the Junction Commons Project, the end goal is to create a space where >>>WISH-LIST, page 20

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on two wheels: Hundreds of cyclists took part in the Bells on Bloor ride this month, leading off from High Park along Bloor Street West to downtown Toronto. See more photos from the event online at www.thevillager.ca

Remembering Holly Jones: 10 years later LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Over a sunny and warm Victoria Day long weekend, Holly Jones’ family and friends gathered in Charles G. Williams Park at Sorauren and Wabash avenues, to help artist Art Child touch

up the memorial mural that depicts the 10-year-old girl’s smiling face. Sorauren Park and its surrounding green spaces hold a special place in Holly’s mother, Maria Jones’ heart. “Our kids grew up in that area. They have all played there

at the Sorauren Park, daily, for many years,” Jones told The Villager. “Sorauren has wonderful memories with our kids there.” A decade has passed since Holly, an energetic and happygo-lucky child, was abducted after walking a friend home

in the Perth Avenue and Bloor Street West area in May of 2003. A month later, a 35-year-old software developer, who lived in the neighbourhood, was arrested and charged with firstdegree murder. Pleading guilty, Holly’s killer received an >>>HOLLY’S, page 6

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Baby Point residents acknowledge ‘hollow’ victory after parcel of land goes up for sale

Petition signed to rename Lithuania Park back to former Neighbours fought building of ‘mega mansion’ after historic home demolished Oakmount name LISA RAINFORD of the developer.” lrainford@insidetoronto.com

Nearby residents are acknowledging a “hollow” victory upon learning last week that the property at 66 Baby Point Rd. is on the market after its owner sought permission from the city to build a “mega mansion,” despite neighbours’ opposition. “The rumour mill started a couple of weeks ago,” neighbour David Ceolin said on Monday, May 13. “I ran into an agent outside the lot. We saw the sign go up on Friday.” For years the community fought tooth and nail to stop Lorne Bozinoff and his wife from demolishing the heritage cottage and building an almost 6,000 square foot house in its place. “I think the community feels it was worth it to stand up for the neighbourhood. It must have had some impact because now the lot’s for sale,” Ceolin said. The original 1920’s Arts and Craft cottage was demolished in November 2010, seven months after Toronto City Council granted its owners site plan approval making them eligible for a building permit. The couple planned to replace the historic Robert Home Smith-designed one-and-ahalf storey house to make room for a 5,800 sq-ft., three-storey detached dwelling. Bozinoff assured the community the new home would blend in with the existing character of the neighbourhood. “I don’t want the house to stick out like a sore thumb,” Bozinoff once said at a public meeting. “We’ve looked at a lot of the houses in the neighbourhood and captured some of their features.”

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This image depicts the proposed three-storey house at 66 Baby Point Rd. The property owner tore down the 1920’s Arts and Crafts cottage with plans to build this large home. Those plans have since folded and the property is now up for sale.

Repeated requests for comment went unanswered by The Villager’s press deadline. When a Committee of Adjustment granted the Bozinoffs “a minor variance” allowing them to build their new house mere metres from the sidewalk, area residents fought the decision at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and lost. The provincial body deemed the development “appropriate.” The property is currently listed for sale at $2,495,000. Area real estate agent Nutan Brown said the property had yet to receive any offers as of May 16. “I wish him all the best. I hope he’s successful in securing this price point, but I feel it’s a little ambitious,” said Brown. Looking for a silver lining, Ceolin said the community’s battle served

to heighten awareness about the potential for people coming into the area and making over the community. “I think we’re all sort of relieved, but still holding our breath. Here’s the legacy we’re left with. He levels one of the most beautiful houses on the circle and walks away,” said Ceolin, who added the property was purchased for $1.8 million. Kevin O’Doherty, an 11-year Baby Point resident, said he is feeling “somewhat ambivalent.” Tearing down the historic cottage has “left a gaping hole in the community.” “The process is such that if (a project) goes to the OMB and it’s within the Official Plan guidelines, it’ll get approved,” said O’Doherty. “The control is not in the hands of the taxpayer – it’s clearly in the hands

In Baby Point, according to Sue Fenwick, a resident of 11 years, it’s not about having the biggest or flashiest house. “It’s about the people. It’s a community with a heart,” she said. “I don’t like the disrespect that was shown to the community.” There is apprehension as to what will happen next, according to Dr. Robert Galway, who has lived in Baby Point for the past four decades. No matter what size structure is built, the streetscape will be altered, he said. “We need better protection from our elected government officials,” said Galway. “Everyone who got involved from the committee of adjustment to council to the OMB has let us down.” Efforts to stop the proposed development led Galway to create the Baby Point Heritage Foundation (BPHF), which is dedicated to preserving, protecting and increasing the knowledge and respect for the history as well as the architectural and cultural heritage of the Baby Point area. “The neighbourhood is now cognizant of what a great resource this neighbourhood that goes back 300 years is,” he said. The group is working towards a Heritage District designation. “We have submitted a formal application to the city,” said Galway. He is also in the midst of co-writing a book about the history of Baby Point. On Friday, the BPHF is hosting a special event and social to view the Rogers TV program, Structures, featuring Baby Point.

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Etobicoke York Community Council voted Tuesday, May 14, in favour of setting the wheels in motion to possibly rename Lithuania Park to its original moniker “Oakmount Park.” Approximately two years ago, area residents first contacted ParkdaleHigh Park Councillor Sarah Doucette to inquire about what it would take to rename the park, which is bordered by Oakmount Road, Glenlake Avenue and Keele Street. Its name was Oakmount until 1973 when it was changed to Lithuania Park, said Doucette. According to city guidelines, a park cannot be renamed for 25 years and to change a name, community consultation must be conducted, she said. “I don’t want to offend the Lithuanian community,” Doucette told The Villager. “We’re only asking for consultation. I need to involve everyone in this – the consultation meeting won’t be held until after the summer because people go away. We’re probably looking at September.” Doucette’s office has not yet heard from the Lithuanian community. Les Avila, who lives across from Lithuania Park on Oakmount Road, has collected as many as 200 signatures in favour of renaming the park Oakmount. “The park was initially named Oakmount appropriately because it is right off Oakmount Road,” said Avila. “The community is not a Lithuanian community. “I’ve spearheaded the installation of park benches, the planting of hundreds of trees and improved the children’s playground. I take pride in my community,” said Avila, who’s lived on Oakmount Road for about 25 years. “We want our park back to its original historical name.”

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hey’re big, they’re cute and they could be two of the greatest things to happen to our city in decades. They are Da Mao and Er Shun, the two giant pandas on loan from China that are now on display at the Toronto Zoo in northeast Scarborough for the next five years. In a word, they are ambassadors. Ambassadors from China. They can serve as ambassadors to bring your family and friends from afar to Toronto. Beyond the economic benefits of increased tourism that the pandas will bring, we can also use them as a chance to start feeling good about ourselves and our city. We certainly could use that opportunity given the devastatour view ing first-round NHL playoff loss the Toronto Maple Leafs suffered Zoo exhibit at the hands of the other bears – a welcome the Boston Bruins. Local residents and tourists opportunity alike will have lots of opportunities to see Da Mao and Er Shun in the special Giant Panda Experience exhibit built just for them. It officially opened to the public on Saturday. The first time the Toronto Zoo hosted a panda exhibit was back in 1985 when our panda guests were Qing Qing and Quan Quan. They only stayed three months that time and the zoo broke all previous attendance records during their visit. The world is a different place now, and so is Canada’s relationship with China, but what hasn’t changed in 25 years is the fact that our city and our zoo is now the focal point on national and international attention when it comes to giant pandas. Let’s bask in that. It opens doors for everyone in the city to welcome family and friends, be they from Oakville or the other side of the world, to come and see the pandas. And once our guests have arrived, we can also show them some of the other great things Toronto has to offer. In the case of a trip to zoo, a suggestion for another special place to visit in Toronto is the Rouge Park – literally right beside the Toronto Zoo. To learn more about the giant pandas and their stay at our zoo, visit www.torontozoo.com/pandas For more on the journey of getting the pandas to Toronto, go to our website at www.insidetoronto.com and visit the Hot Topics section.

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he trouble with writing a weekly column that appears on Thursday, is that when a mayor finds himself in allegedly hideous and frankly filthy trouble on the previous Friday, it’s tough to find something new to say. So it is with Mayor Rob Ford, and revelation last Friday of the cell phone video that according to two respected journalists at the Toronto Star alleges to show our mayor smoking crack cocaine. Earlier in the cycle, I might have joined the chorus of every other columnist working in Toronto media, and said it was time for the mayor to resign. I’ll take a slightly different tack, and speak directly to Ford Nation. It might be time, Ford Nation, to call it quits. Regardless of what happens with the video, it has come time to face some facts.

david nickle the city The mayor, when you elected him, came with a certain amount of baggage including a 1999 impaired driving conviction in Florida. There was a certain amount of baggage that you were willing to forgive, because you are a forgiving bunch. Some commentators say, in fact, that Rob Ford’s foibles have been a part of his charm to Ford Nation: that it shows him to be a regular guy, a guy that sometimes screws up, and not one of the elites. no more forgiving It is time, Ford Nation, to give up on forgiveness – at least inasmuch as that forgiveness translates to continued fealty, and worse, identification. Because Rob Ford is not

like you. You do not leave important work meetings to coach football; you don’t court disaster by ignoring potential conflicts-ofinterest in your job. You don’t, as a rule, embarrass yourselves, your family and your community. You are stand-up people, and you don’t need to stand up for this. In giving up on forgiving our mayor, you need not give up on the agenda he ran on. There are other good fiscally-conservative politicians in the wings – many of whom have assisted in our mayor’s fulfillment of his agenda this term. In 2014, you will likely have the opportunity to support one or more of them to continue that agenda. Call this, Ford Nation, your moment of clarity.

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Zoo will attract visitors to city To the editor: Re: ‘Tourist-friendly projects needed,’ The City, May 9. Toronto has already invested in a wonderful tourist attraction that is currently being overlooked by the politicians. The Toronto Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world; promotes itself as Canada’s premiere zoo and has a reputation of being one of the top zoos in the world. In times past, the Toronto Zoo was a valued asset. We still have the opportunity to make our zoo into a major tourist attraction. Part of what is needed to do that is for the current crop of politicians to begin to believe in the zoo as something more than a line in the city’s budget. We can draw visitors to parts of the city that are not downtown. Allan Baker

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Mark Cullen adds bird watching to his outdoor exploits LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com It seems a natural fit that gardening guru Mark Cullen’s passion extends beyond his green thumb to bird watching. His enthusiasm began to grow for the hobby 12 years ago. “Through the garden, I became interested in watching birds in my backyard,” said the Stouffville resident out in High Park Tuesday, May 14. “When I met (Bird Studies Canada board member) David (Love), he helped elevate my interest in birding.” Love was first introduced to bird watching through his father-in-law, who was involved in the Canadian Audubon Association - now Bird Studies Canada – in 1963. “To get close to his daughter, I had to get to know birds,” quipped Love, who joined the board in the early 1980s. Cullen maintains nine birding stations in his backyard.

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Celebrity gardener Mark Cullen joined members of Bird Studies Canada to raise awareness and money for bird research and conservation in High Park recently.

“Birds find the work of a gardener helpful even when that is not our primary intent,” he said. “Plants provide protection, nesting areas and of course natural sources of food for native birds.” As the 2013 Baillie Bird-a-

thon celebrity birder, Cullen, alongside Love, Bird Studies Canada (BSC) biologists Jody Allair and Emily Rondel, had spotted more than 75 species of birds in both Tommy Thompson Park and High Park by late Tuesday morning. They

had been at it since 6:15 a.m. They were raising awareness and funds for bird research and conservation. “Birding can be anything you want it to be. It can be as intense or as relaxing as people want. It’s the second

most popular recreational activity after gardening,” said Allair, a pair of binoculars or “bins,” as enthusiasts call them, around his neck. “We’re looking for a lot of migrants. With warmer, wetter temperatures more birds would be out.” There are approximately 320 species of birds in Ontario – 75 of those the group was able to spot, the majority within the first hour of their birding expedition. About 120 species is a good average for a bird-a-thon, said Allair. Allair, who comes from an “outdoorsy” family, says he first became interested in birds when he saw an American Kestrel, “an unbelievable” falcon, which led to an “obsession.” Love spends three hours a day and as many as six hours on the weekend watching birds on his property. “It’s very eye-opening. You start putting names to birds; it’s the perfect subject matter to get you looking at the natural world,” said Love.

“It makes a walk you do every day different.” Nat ure co n ser va ti on doesn’t just take place in the wilderness, but in cities too. “It’s hard to care for something if you don’t know anything about it,” said Rondel, a Bloor Street West and Jane Street-area resident. “(Birds) are the type of wild animal you can see so many of.” Bird watching provides a great excuse to get outside. A pair of binoculars and a field guide borrowed from the library is all that’s needed. Allair recommends getting out with a group of people, like the Toronto Field Naturalists. “It’s not a hobby you have to spend a lot of money on,” he said. On their walk in High Park, along Wendigo Creek, the group caught sight of a cardinal, a downy woodpecker, a chestnut sided warble, an American Robin and mallard ducks.

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Holly’s mother credits community for continued love, support >>>from page 1 automatic life sentence without a chance of parole for 25 years. “We are much stronger now, but we don’t forget,” said Jones. “We miss her so much every single day, but missing her isn’t the most painful part – I wish it was. It’s the fear and horror she suffered from the moment she was grabbed by the throat off the street. Knowing what she went through before her murder

is the most heart-wrenching and painful feeling, it can’t be explained.” Jones struggles when she thinks of what her daughter was forced to endure. “I envision the bounce in her walk, while coming home that day, with a big inner smile and then all of a sudden, I see the horror in her face, feeling her fear and knowing she was praying for mommy and daddy to come save her,” said Jones. “Living

with this thought is complete agony... It is a pain that no other parent should ever have to experience.” Jones credits the community for its continued love and support, particularly because Jones said she initially felt incredible guilt for allowing her daughter to walk the little girl home that day. “I honestly thought everyone was going to blame me and hate me as a parent. I felt I deserved it, but they showed

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For 10 years, the mural has remained untouched by graffiti. Jones-Stonehouse was 16 when his sister passed away. The mural was painted within a month of her death. When Jones-Stonehouse first set eyes on the work of art, he was “blown away.” Holly’s cousin, Kayla Jones, “fell in love with it.” She and Holly were close. The two would hang out during family dinners. In fact Kayla was at Holly’s house the night before Holly disappeared. “I told her, ‘be safe, I love

you,’” Kayla said. “I dream about her; I feel her around me.” Holly’s death has caused a pain so deep her mother says will never go away. “All we have left is to talk about her,” she said. “Now, 10 years later, I still would not be able to deal with this if it wasn’t for our family, our children especially. They keep us together knowing they share the same pain as we do.”

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this week .w Saturday, May 25 Rummage Sale and Fun Fair WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. CONTACT: Clare Scott-Taggart, 647-460-5587, cscott-taggart@ sympatico.ca COST: Free Enjoy some bargains, family fun, and yummy treats at a charity rummage sale, fun fair and barbecue. Rain or shine. All funds raised will support the 32nd Toronto Scouts in the summer trip to the Canadian Jamboree in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Junction Farmers Market WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Junction Train Platform, 2960 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: info@ junctionmarket.ca, www.junctionmarket.ca COST: Free Come by for all your local food goodies – farmers, artisans and prepared food ready to eat. Every Saturday morning from May 25 to Nov. 9. Oasis Spring Run WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: West Toronto Rail Path, Wallace Avenue CONTACT: r.lalone@rogers.com COST: $25 or $40 Participate in a 4km or 8km fundraising run on the West Toronto

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Worldwide Knit in Public Day WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: wwkiptoedition.tumblr.com, zeeknits@ gmail.com COST: Free Join the growing community of Toronto and knitters in High Park, to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day. Rail Path. Annette School Fun Fair WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: 265 Annette St. The Annette School Council is holding its fun fair. This year’s events include games, a basket raffle, a silent auction, an outdoor bake sale café, and a barbecue. Savannah in the City – Family Nature Walk WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: 416-392-1748, www.highparknaturecentre.com, naturcentre@highpark.org COST: $2/person or donate-what-you-can Walk through an endangered ecosystem right here in Toronto – Black Oak Savannah.

w Sunday, May 26

High Park Mustard Removal

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: highparknature. org, stewards@highparknature.org COST: Free It is critical that we remove as much garlic mustard from this valuable area as possible to allow our native plants to flourish. Tools will be provided. Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. EAB Ambassadors Training Workshop WHEN: 12 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: Robyn Stewart, 416-413-9244, www.yourleaf. org, robyn@yourleaf.org COST: Free Become an Emerald Ash Borer Ambassador. Learn how to identify ash trees and the signs of EAB and about planting programs to get new trees around your neighbourhood. Registration required.

Urban Wilderness Poetry Workshop WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: 416-392-1748, naturecentre@highpark.org COST: $10/person (adults and youth 12+) Come hunt the wild woods in the heart of the city for poetic inspiration. Local poet Anita Lahey will introduce you to some great poems on the natural world by living Canadian poets. Sunday Service/ Pot Luck Supper WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Chad’s Anglican Church, 260 High Park Ave. CONTACT: 416-8898248, info@stchads.ca COST: Free Sunday church service, contemporary music, followed by a pot luck supper.

w Thursday, May 30

Parenting Teens Course WHEN: 7 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Runnymede Community Church, 60 Colbeck St. CONTACT: 416-7671401, www.runnymedechurch.org, info@runnymedechurch.org COST: $20/family fee covers all materials for the five-week course Invest in your family through this five-week course that offers the opportunity to learn and share effective tools for parenting chil-

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dren ages 11-18, over coffee and dessert. Topics include: teenagers’ needs; setting boundaries; helping our teens make good choices. Open to any parent, step-parent and grandparent. Benefit Concert: Regeneration Community Services WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Anna Hubert, 416-7039645, ahubert40@hotmail.com COST: $25 Regeneration Community Services is a registered charity which provides housing and support services to people recovering from mental health and addiction issues. The benefit concert features the Toronto All-Star Big Band.

get listed! The Bloor West Villager wants your community listings. Whether it’s a church knitting group or a music night or a non-profit group’s program for kids, The Villager wants to know about it so others can attend. Sign up online at insidetoronto.com to submit your events (click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page).

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$949,000 24 Old Mill Dr.

New Listing! Mint 4 bdrm in exclusive residential enclave features exquisite kitchen, wood fireplace, original wdwrk, herringbone flrs, bright, lower level w/ home theatre, laundry & 3 pc. Spectacular garden and private drive. Near the subway, Humber River & Bloor West Village shops.

Christine Simpson

$979,000 212 Willard Ave.

Just Listed! Superbly renovated 3 bdrm features light filled open plan with designer kitchen, granite island and family room. Meticulously finished on every level. Pad parking. Short walk (Walk Score of 97) to shops, subway and schools. OH Sat/Sun 2-4

$1,725,000 11 Armadale Ave.

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$1,448,000 269 Beresford Ave.

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OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4 PM Beautiful detached home on picturesque 45x110 foot sunny lot. Move-in ready! 3 large bedrooms, home office, renovated lower level, garage and private drive! 163 PRINCE EDWARD DRIVE www.LovelyTorontoHomes.com

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161 MARIA ST.

updated Victorian home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished basement and parking. Walk to all shops restaurants and public transit in one of the best neighbourhoods in Toronto. Offered at $719,000 Just move in to this wonderful 3 bedroom home located in The Junction! Open concept main floor, 2 renovated kitchens and bathrooms. Double car garage! Finished basement with separate entrance. Main floor laundry. Steps to TTC, shops and restaurants. $499,900

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NUTAN BROWN

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PRIME BLOOR WEST VILLAGE! Rare offering!! You can’t beat the location for this large well maintained 4 bedroom 3 bath Bloor West home. 33 by 120 foot west facing lot with wide private drive. Arts and Crafts character has been meticulously preserved. – fantastic woodwork, beamed ceilings, hardwood, leaded, stained glass. 2 fireplaces, office/den off living room, possible extra bedroom in basement. Awaits your personal touch. Garage, private drive. Steps to subway, Bloor West. 306 Kennedy Ave.

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48 Maher Ave Bring Your Wish List! Truly A Gem in Upper Bloor West Village!Lovingly Cared for, Fabulously Renovated, Totally Turn-Key...Move In,Unpack & Enjoy!! 4 Bdrms, 2 Reno’d Baths, Stunning New Kitchen,Finished Basement,2 car Garage...the list goes on!! New Wiring, New Windows, Brand New Roof,H/W Floors, Newer Deck/Private Garden*Excellent School District*Quiet, Family-Oriented Neighbourhood*Walking Distance to TTC & Runnymede Subway, Steps to Junction Shops & Restos*Offered at $699,000

| THE VILLAGER | Thursday, May 23, 2013

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OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4 PM 640 WINDERMERE AVE In

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Heart of “Bloor West Village”! L Rarely Available & Sought After, T US J Spacious 5 Bdrm Residence! GLADYS SPIZZIRRI Broker Modern Kitchen with W/O to CARLA SPIZZIRRI Sales Representative Deck & Garden! 2 Reno’d Baths! 416 762-8255 Wood Charm! Finished Lower 416 399-5648 www.SellandToronto.com Level with Side Entrance & 3 pc Bath! Landscaped Gardens! Step to Bloor Street Shops, School & Royal LePage Real Estate 2 1/2 STOREY! PRIME “VILLAGE” LOCATION! Subway! It won’t Last! $849,000 Services Ltd., Brokerage ED IST

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88 ST. JOHN’S RD. Stunning Junction reno retaining traditional elegance & character. Open concept gourmet kitchen, walk-out from dining room to deck and landscaped backyard.

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59 MARIA ST. Rare four bedroom semi with many recent renos in the trendy Junction. Open concept main floor, new kitchen, walk-out from the sun room to the back yard.

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22 WILTSHIRE AVE. Wonderful 2 1/2Storey In Demand Neighbourhood Of The Junction Triangle, Open Concept Main Flr With High Ceilings, Pot Lights, Hardwood Flrs, W/O To Backyard From Kit. 3rd Flr Master With 4-Pc Ensuite. Large 2ND Flr Bath W/ Separate Showerstall, Claw Foot Tub & Mexican Tile. Sep. Entrance To Bsmt. 2 Parking Spots. One Bus To Subway. Close to Junction, High Park, Shops, Schools and much more. $555,000

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99 THE QUEENSWAY # 44 Stunning 3 Bdrm TH @ Award Winning Windermere By The Lake! Hdwd Flrs on Main, Gourmet Kitchen w/SS Appliances, Granite Countertops & W/O To Sundrenched South Exp Deck for those Summer BBQ parties! Master Bdrm Retreat W/Spa Bathrm, Quiet Sitting Rm & Walk-Out To Romantic Balcony, Dbl Garage Prkg & so much more! Walk to BWV Shops, Schools (Humberside SS district) Restos, Lake, Boardwalk, High Park, Bike Paths, TTC, Downtown Shopping & All Major Roadways! Call me today for your private viewing!

86 SYMINGTON AVE. Great Opportunity To Move into Hot & Hip Junction Triangle. This Well Maintained 3Br Fam Home Boasts Reno’d Eat-In Kit, Hdwd Flrs, Updated 3 Pc Bath, Open Concept L/R & D/R with Soaring Ceilings, W/O To A Private Backyard Perfect For Entertaining Or Enjoy Evenings On The Lrg Front Porch. 2 Car Parking off Lane Access. Walk To TTC/GO Transit, T.O’s Railpath, Bloordale Village, Roncesvalles/Highpark. Great Starter Home! Call today for your private viewing! This one will not last!

TERRI WALSKI

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DUPONT STREET

4 New Fully Detached Luxury Homes Downtown Toronto! 1 Home at - 2598 Square feet & 3 Homes at - 2474 Square Feet 3 or 4 bedrooms 4 or 5 bathrooms Family room with Gas Fireplace 2 Kitchens (or 1 plus bar) Kitchen granite counter top Oak stairs Hardwood floors and ceramic Garage & Private driveway All brick & stone Central air conditioning Walk to St Clair, minutes to subway

Lucio Ramos

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Lucia Ramos Broker

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Royal LEPAGE Supreme Realty Brokerage

Direct: 416-560-6955

Office: 416-535-8000

1245 Dupont Street, 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A6

TORONTO 2 STOREY DREAM High demand neighborhood, spacious 3 bedroom brick 2 storey, combined living Listing agent: Leo and dining rm, renovated modern kitchen, Frank Broker granite countertop, enclosed sunroom 416 917-5466 with walkout separate side entrance to www.getleo.com finished basement, oversized garage, large patio, large veranda, amazing opportunity only $449,900!! RE/MAX WEST REALTY INC., BROKERAGE


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$139,000

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Prime Swansea/BWV Home W/ Mn Flr Family Rm! Just Steps to Bloor St Shops & Transit! Traditional Detailing Thruout: Hrdwd Flrs, Stained Glass Accent Windows, Crwn Mldng, French Drs, Bow Windows & Brick Fp! Open Concept Kit/Dining, Airy Sky-lit Family Rm W/ French Dr W/O to Deck & Private Yrd! Spacious Master W/ Lg Dbl Closet & Bow Window O/l Front Grdn. High, Bright Finished Bsmt W/ Sep Entrance & 3pc Bath! Mutual Drive W/ Garage Parking! 118 Beresford Ave. tel cell

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HIGH PARK & BLOOR ST. $769,000 Charming Immaculate 4 Bedroom & 2 Bath Detached. Open Concept. Updated Main Level. Hardwood Fl. 2 Firepl. Pot Lights. Powder Room. Updated Eat-In Kitchen. W/O To Deck & Back Yard. Partially Fin Basement. New Roof & Furnace. 2 Car Parking. Condo Style Convenience: Free Cable, Security Guard. Use Of Pool & Facilities & Much More. The Most Desirable Court Near High Park & Bloor Subway. www.75gothic.com

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$939,500 Great Home- Fantastic Deal!! New Custom 4 Bedroom & 4 Bath Home. Open Concept. Chefs Kitchen Combined With Family Room. Granite, Marble, Hardwood Fl, Fireplace & W/O To Deck & Perennial Yard. Lavish Huge Master With 5Pc Ensuite. Finished Basement. Near Lambton Kingsway School & Bloor Subway. www.128westrose.com

Open House May 25/26 Sat & Sun 2-4 pm 204 EARLSCOURT AVE

www.tanyasidorova.com CONSUMER FEATURE

$450,000

Generous Sized Det. Offers 3 Large Bdrms On 2nd Flr, Main Floor Eat-In Kit. With W/O To Yard, Separate Living & Dining Rm, Separate Entrance To Basement With Eat-In Kit, Large Rec Room, Laundry & Large Cantina. One Washroom On Each Floor, Large 3 Car Parking Pad With Lane Access. Close To T.T.C, Schools & Shops; Perfect Investment Home Or Primary Residence. Call 416-654-7653

$349,900

Young, modern, chic! Reno’d top to bottom, offering practical living! Neutral walls & warm tones, new floors, updated kit, 2 fully loaded washrooms. High ceiling, open concept bsmt. with sep. entrance, fully fenced backyard, parking. Close to TTC, schools & shops. Your chance to own this stunner! 416-654-7653

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NATIONAL GARAGE SALE BENEFITS ROYAL LEPAGE SHELTER FOUNDATION On Saturday, May 11, Royal Lepage offices across the country hosted local garage sales for the Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation to raise money for women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Brokers, agents and staff in the local offices volunteered helping make this year’s local garage sales another huge success. The offices are Royal Lepage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage at 2320 Bloor St. (top left), Royal Lepage Supreme Realty, Brokerage at 1245 Dupont St (top right) and Royal Lepage Supreme Realty, Brokerage at 1060 Bloor St.(bottom right).

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Excellent location near Airport Rd. and William Parkway, close to all major Hwys, 900 sq ft of office space & 2300+ sq ft of Industrial space, previously used for garment manufacturing, zoning allows for mixed use, clean office area with reception and board room, must be seen $415,000!!

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system lags in service coverage wTransit A recent study comparing Toronto and Chicago’s transit systems finds the American city is far superior when it comes to service coverage. The comparison study by the Martin Prosperity Institute, part of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, found the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) was far more likely than the TTC to have a transit connection within 500 metres – the equivalent of a 10-minute walk – of a regular city block. The comparison between the sister cities also found Chicago, which operates eight rapid transit lines, has far better downtown coverage enabling commuters from the outer suburbs to travel long distances without having to switch vehicles. Conversely, Toronto riders often require multiple transfers to get downtown. While the study, which was posted on the Martin Prosperity Institute’s blog, finds both cities’ transit systems under-delivering on transit accessibility, it argues

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT Toronto, though larger in population than Chicago, fails to connect the city as well as it should and needs urgent expansion. Park tunnelling update wKeelesdale

A bridge providing alternate access to Keelesdale Park during tunneling construction for the Eglinton-Scarbrough Crosstown light rail transit line is scheduled to be finished by June. When it is complete, the bridge will be the only public entry point into the park, located at 2801 Eglinton Ave. W., which Metrolinx is using as a construction staging area for the tunnel excavation of the Crosstown’s underground portion. Three more public meetings are also planned to discuss future planning priorities for Eglinton when the Crosstown opens in 2020. For more information on the tunnelling project, check out www.toronto. ca/eglinton

party for Big Race GTHA wWrap The Centennial College students who produced an eight-part web series about commuting tribulations in the Toronto region, are set to commemorate the project’s conclusion. The Big Race GTHA was conceived and produced by the students, all of whom are enrolled at Centennial’s Carlaw Avenue campus. The series features three contestants vying to traverse the transit system in the least amount of time. The competition, conceived and filmed entirely by the students, depicts contestants Dave Meslin, Kendall Duthie and Mitzie Hunter racing between distant transit checkpoints in a manner similar to the popular reality television series The Amazing Race. The students have scheduled a wrap party for the series in early June. To view the videos posted online, visit www.bigraceblog. com Rahul Gupta is The Villager’s transit reporter. His column runs every Thursday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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Sweatshirt could be the key to year-old homicide case ANDREW PALAMARCHUK apalamarchuk@insidetoronto.com

Police believe a sweatshirt may be the key to solving the year-old shooting murder o f 2 7 - y e a r- o l d D e l a n o Coombs. The STG Entertainment sweater, which police say was worn by a gunman, was recovered in the days following the May 10, 2012 homicide. A DNA profile was obtained from the clothing. Det. Tam Bui said Coombs was lured to 4020 Dundas St. W., the townhouse complex where he grew up. “Delano was ambushed while in his vehicle, and then shot to death,” he told reporters during a Friday afternoon news conference at police headquarters. “We know that multiple offenders were involved and that mul-

tiple different firearms were used. This was a dangerous daytime shooting on a sunny Friday afternoon at the end of the school day.” The suspect who wore the sweater is black, about 20 years old, 5’10” tall with a slim build. He had braided hair at the time. STG Entertainment is a Toronto-based urban music production and promotion company. “We do not know the offender’s relationship to the company,” Bui said. “However, there’s nothing to suggest that that production company had anything to do with this murder...It’s promotional material that I understand from the Internet is sold at various venues. It could’ve come into the possession of the offender in a number of different ways.” Bui, of the homicide squad, said Coombs was

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Tricia Rodney, sister of homicide victim Delano Coombs, speaks at Toronto police headquarters Friday afternoon during a press conference announcing newly uncovered evidence in the investigation into Coombs' murder.

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‘Bad blood’ leads to shooting death Sunday A man is dead; another charged with first-degree murder after a shooting in the Ossington Avenue and Harrison Street-area, Sunday, May 19. Police say Quincy Ramirez, 35, died from gunshot wounds to the stomach and chest during a barbecue at 295 Ossington Ave. Police say Ramirez was

attending the barbecue outside of the apartment building where the suspect lived and that there was a history of “bad blood” between them. Police have charged Edwin Parkinson, 67, with first-degree murder. Toronto Police Services’ forensics team was on site Sunday night. ~Torstar News Service

A 67-year-old resident of an apartment building on Ossington Avenue just north of Dundas Street West has been charged with first-degree murder after Quincy Ramirez, 35, died from two gunshot wounds suffered while he was attending a patio party behind the building on Sunday. Staff photo/ANDREW PALAMARCHUK

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It was one of Balbaa’s students who had come across the Junction Commons Project online and had pitched it to the professor. Having moved into the neighbourhood months earlier last February, Balbaa said he loved the idea of learning more about his community through the assignment and immediately got in touch with Courtesy photo

Taymoore Balbaa, a Junction resident and Ryerson University professor, joined forces with the Junction Commons Project, a group working to transform the old 11 Division police station into a community hub. He asked his students to design new uses for the police division. This drawing was created by student Laurie McQuarrie.

Junction Commons cofounders Karin Kowalski and Kim Jackson, who were receptive to the collaboration of sorts. ‘COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT’ “ T h e Ju n c t i o n h a s a strong history of community engagement and organization,” Jackson said in a statement. “We want to have a conversation with our fellow residents to ensure that the level of community space and programming keeps pace with the rapid pace of growth the neighbourhood is experiencing.” Balbaa couldn’t be more pleased with his students’ work. “It’s been a great process,” he told The Villager. “It’s a good time to generate this discussion via these images.” The more research they did on the area, the more

Balbaa said his students became attached to the neighbourhood. “They dug the vibe of Dundas West,” he said. Julianna Kaiser proposed a food education centre and market because after interviewing a long list of area residents, that’s what she said people at the time wanted. “I think it was cool we were going into a community. It was an exciting initiative,” she said, adding it helped that Balbaa himself was so passionate about the neighbourhood. Balbaa has a personal interest in adaptive re-use of buildings. He says the challenge of the community hub project is convincing the greater community and politicians that it’s worthwhile to preserve the building. “It has an embodied energy – the bricks and

mortar have energy in them. There’s nothing more sustainable than using what we still have.” VACANT BUILDING The building has sat vacant for 18 months. It boasts 25,000 square feet, including the basement with a combination of big and small spaces. One of Balbaa’s students proposed turning the old cells into market stalls, he said. The Junction Commons Project task force is inspired by “local, communitydr iven initiatives” like the Wychwood Barns, the Wabash Building Society and the STOP Community Food Centre, among others.

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