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Large crowd calls for closure of uranium plant



Politicians, activists gather at meeting saying they won’t back down from issue LISA RAINFORD Following a march from the GE-Hitachi uranium plant at Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street, a capacity crowd of protesters filled the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre sanctuary for what organizers are calling the first of many meetings to come about the nuclear facility. Decked out in costume, the “Raging Grannies,” a group of older women who use song to protest and raise awareness of environmental and social justice issues, kicked off the Nov. 15 meeting that

brought out local politicians from all levels of government, as well as several guest experts. “If you love your neighbourhood, no uranium... Kick GE out for good, no uranium,” sang the trio to rousing applause. Facilitated by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance’s Angela Bischoff, the meeting brought together a host of speakers, including Roy Brady, from SAGE, Safe and Green Energy Peterborough and Council of Canadians, who spoke about public consultations to hold GE Nuclear to account; Kyra BellPasht from CELA, the Canadian Environmental Law Association >>>GE-HITACHI, page 5

Clean Train Coalition files lawsuit against Metrolinx RAHUL GUPTA Two west-end residents’ groups are taking different tacks in their battle to electrify an upcoming air rail link (ARL). Both the Clean Train Coalition and the Junction Triangle Rail Committee object to the province’s intention of running diesel trains along a planned rail spur linking

Pearson International Airport with Union Station via the Georgetown South GO rail corridor. Instead of diesel, which they fear will lead to long-term negative health effects for residents, the groups want clean electric trains running on the link instead when it opens in 2015. And they dismiss assurances by Metrolinx, the province’s transit planning body, the >>>JUNCTION, page 8




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CLOTHING DRIVE: Members of the Brownies and Toronto police kick off their winter clothing drive at 11 Division on Friday. Supt. Peter Lennox (foreground) with left to right, Staff Sgt. Phil Andel, John Dixon of the 11 Division Community Police Liaison Commitee (CPLC), Const. Quincy Mason, Jack Fava of the CPLC and Linda Martin committee co-chair, check out some of the donations.

Brock Public School celebrates 125th anniversary LISA RAINFORD It’s not every day that an elementary school turns 100 let alone 125 years old. Yet, Brock Public School has stood

the test of time in more ways than one. It was in 1887 that the kindergarten to Grade 8 school opened in the Dufferin and College streets area. Comprised of just four classrooms, it had four teachers and a student population of 202.

Graduate Leo Darmitz, who attended Brock from 1945 to 1952 and still has a soft spot for his old alma mater, says the school was one of the first in Toronto to have an intercom system and a library. >>>PUBLIC, page 19

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Author Philippa Dowding launched her latest Gargoyle series at Bloor Gladstone Library on Saturday with a reading and a play put on by students from Olivet School in Etobicoke.

Author releases long-awaited third book in gargoyle series LISA RAINFORD Fans of author Philippa Dowding’s lost gargoyle series have likely been anxiously awaiting the latest installment – readers were kept in suspense for more than a year before the third book was released. Finally, tweens will find out what happens to the gargoyle. “The last time we see him, he’s hanging from a pole over a valley,” said Dowding, an Ossington Avenue and College Street-area resident. What began as inspiration for a bedtime story for her then 10-yearold daughter and six-year-old son was woven into not one, not two, but three books with the possibility of more. “I wasn’t expecting to write a trilogy when I started. It’s kind of taken shape organically,” Dowding told The Villager in an interview recently. “I wanted to add more characters.” Initially, the story focused on one main character, a young girl named Katherine, and a gargoyle. This time, Dowding said she wanted the protagonist to be a boy. Christopher is new in Toronto. He is trying to fit in at a new school yet has no friends. Worse though is the park next door to this house. It’s creepy; he hears whispers coming from the bushes; apples are thrown at his windows and some kind of creature howls at the moon. The culprits, he soon discov-

ers, are two gargoyles – who need Christopher’s help to ward off an evil thief, the Collector. Befriending the gargoyles is tricky, but rewarding. Christopher soon finds himself with more friends than he can handle, including a girl named Katherine. Set in Toronto, Dowding says the story is about finding the courage to stand up to a bully. The Gargoyle At The Gates is already garnering rave reviews. Online publication Canadian Materials’ called it “an interesting and appealing story” and “a splendid sequel to the first two lost gargoyle books.” The inaugural The Gargoyle In My Yard was a 2011 Diamond Willow Nominee for titles written for upper elementary readers (grades 4 to 6), The Gargoyle Overhead was nominated for the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Award 2012. Dowding is planning a huge launch party for her latest book. “A trilogy has a different feel. It feels complete,” she said. On Saturday, Nov. 24, Dowding will read from her book and sign copies at Chapters The Queensway starting at noon. On Thursday, Nov. 27, she’ll be at Chapters, Runnymede at 7 p.m. Kids can enter a draw to win the gargoyle trilogy at the Bloor-Gladstone Library at Dufferin and Bloor West streets. For further details, visit

As part of Crime Prevention Week in Ontario, 11 and 12 Division officers paid a visit to the St. Clair Gardens Business Improvement Area (BIA) to speak to retail and business owners about crime prevention. Crime Prevention Week, designated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, took place Nov. 4 to 10. Its theme this year, ‘Engaged Communities Prevent Crime,’ celebrated and promoted collaborative efforts by the police, government, communities and not-for-profit organizations to work together to create crime prevention strategies while addressing local issues to reduce crime in Ontario. Eleven Division crime prevention officer Russ Golding, alongside community response unit and auxiliary officers from 12 Division, visited members of the St. Clair Gardens BIA recently to speak to them about crime prevention, especially given that the holiday shopping season is fast approaching. Golding chose the St. Clair BIA because of its proximity to the new police station on Davenport Road at Osler Avenue, but more importantly because the BIA has been seeking more police presence in the neighbourhood. The retail strip, stressed Golding is not a troubled area, the officers’ visit was a proactive initiative, one that was welcomed by BIA chair Don Panos, proprietor of Don’s Meat Shop, at 1747 St. Clair Ave. W. “We all benefit from their expertise on how to man our stores, how to make our stores safe,” Panos told The Villager on Tuesday afternoon. The officers arrived armed with robbery reduction pamphlets and

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Eleven Division’s Crime Prevention Officer Russ Golding, third from left, alongside community response unit and auxiliary officers from 12 Division visited with members of the St. Clair Gardens BIA about crime prevention as part of Crime Prevention Week last week.

‘Cash Safe Robbery Reduction Program’ stickers emblazoned with the message: “Minimum cash at all times/ Till emptied at night.” We all have the potential to be victims of crime. The key is to eliminate the opportunity for crime, to ensure property is safe by examining it for potential risk factors. “Studies indicate that (the minimum cash) stickers are a deterrent,” Golding said, not unlike security system signs affixed to houses. Officers spoke in general how to protect cash registers, how to keep windows clear, how to make sure aisles are low and how to ensure surveillance videos are in working order and up-to-date, Panos shared. Golding told business and retail store owners to limit the amount of money in the cash register. If possible, use a drop safe, avoid counting cash in plain view and make deposits often and randomly, and to keep their cash register drawers open in off hours. “We’ve had a number of reported

incidents where there’s been an after hours break-in and both the cash register and the money inside have been stolen,” said Golding. “Cash registers are expensive.” There is always a need to reiterate this advice. “We forget time to time,” he said. Police officers also distributed a suspect vehicle and weapon identification chart, making it easier for business owners to identify any suspects of theft. “It’s always our recommendation that you go along with whatever (the thief) wants. Be calm and collect as much information and description as you can,” said Golding. He also directed business owners to make a note in what direction the thief flees and if possible to obtain a license plate number, description of vehicle and call 911. For more information on crime prevention, call Golding at 416-8081108.

Junction writer hosts weekend book launch Junction author Karen Black launches her book, From the Chrysalis, during an event at Axis Gallery and Grill in the Junction this weekend. Part love story, part prison story,

From the Chrysalis is the fictionalized account of the deadliest event in Canadian penal history – 1971 Kingston Penitentiary Riot. The event takes place Sunday, Nov. 25 where visitors will get the

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Grey Cup offers time to reconnect


his Sunday’s Grey Cup is more than just an opportunity to experience an annual celebration of a storied Canadian tradition. For Torontonians, this city is on display as the rest of the country watches. Being the 100th game, it’s a milestone event and we should be proud to be hosts. But the football game is also an opportunity for us to reconnect with and celebrate the city’s rich history in the sport. The first Grey Cup game was played at Toronto’s Rosedale Field on Dec. 4, 1909. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeated the Parkdale Canoe Club 26-6. our view Of the 100 Grey Cup games, Toronto’s hosted nearly half of City has long them at places such as Varsity and great Stadium, Exhibition Stadium and now the Rogers Centre. football history In addition to the Varsity and Parkdale teams – as well as the Argonauts – Toronto also once had a Balmy Beach team competing. Players such as Ted Reeve (a former Argonaut and Balmy Beach player) are enshrined in the city’s sporting history. Reeve’s name now adorns a sports facility in East York. Much has changed as Canadian football has evolved. While interest in the Argonauts may have waxed and waned in recent years, the city’s connection to football remains strong. There’s a number of Toronto youth teams in the Central Ontario Minor Football League. Several high schools offer playing opportunities at different levels of competition and two universities, York and U of T, have varsity teams. A number of players on both of Sunday’s championship finalists, the Calgary Stampeders and the Argonauts, also have connections to the city. The great thing is, there are ways to celebrate and reconnect with the sport even if you don’t have tickets to the game. There are plenty of ancillary events taking place in the city. Also, treat this game as an opportunity to reach out to friends with whom you’ve had a connection through the sport. Perhaps you went to games together or watched them on television or played together in high school. When people get together, events like these can unite citizens and neighbourhoods. Friendships can be rekindled. New relationships can be forged. By hosting the milestone event, Toronto and its historic connection to Canadian football is being recognized. We should take this opportunity to renew and refresh the friendships that developed through our own connections to the sport. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Villager is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit newsroom

Colle on executive committee a good move by Mayor Ford


here have been a lot of dumb moves by the Mayor Rob Ford administration over the past year. But last Friday, the right-wing mayor and his so-very conservative team made a very smart move, as they invited Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor Josh Colle to sit on their executive committee. Colle is a first-term councillor, and one of the more prominent voices — some would call him the de facto leader — of council’s so-called “mushy middle.” Now, that is a deceptively unkind term, to describe a group of councillors who essentially bring the kind of pragmatism that one would hope comes to nuts-andbolts municipal government, keeping their place on the political spectrum generally to themselves. More than the hated left, this group has been the real bane of Mayor Ford’s existence on the floor of council. They have proven themselves anything but mushy, as they rejected the mayor’s budget, derailed his plans to build a subway


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instead of light rail lines, replaced his TTC board of directors and approved a plastic bag ban for January of next year. The mayor and his team have so far responded with glares and threats of electoral retribution. But as 2013 approaches, that strategy is proving evermore hollow, particularly as the mayor’s personal troubles stack up. Bringing Colle onto the executive committee could signal a very intelligent shift. Colle has made it clear he’s going to vote independently, whether he’s sitting on the mayor’s team or not. That doesn’t seem to have dissuaded anyone in extending the invitation. And it shouldn’t. Colle has proven himself to be a leader among the middle. It was his amendment to the budget this

year that reversed cuts championed by the mayor and the budget chief. He’s often at or near the middle of the compromises that pull that middle vote one way or another. And over the next two years, the Ford administration has to have some wins. If 2012 was a lesson in anything, it was humility: that however great a mandate Rob Ford received in 2010 when he was elected, he can’t count on that alone to bring about consensus on council. If he wants to succeed, he’ll have to follow the example of other mayors and seek consensus. With Colle onside, he will have a means to determine how to make those compromises earlier, and more strategically. It could mean a balanced budget that passes with the consent of council. It could, if he plays it right, mean a rebirth for the Ford mayoralty. n D a v i d Ni c k l e i s T h e Villager’s City Hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at

To the editor: I am 10 years old and in Grade 5. I love sports and participate in many extracurricular activities in my school, and this teachers’ conflict is hitting kids like a ton of bricks. It came out of nowhere. They didn’t ask us what we wanted. Did they think this wouldn’t affect us when indeed it did? All kids in schools are affected by this horrible mess. It’s a disgrace to children and parents in all of Ontario. Is there even an end to all of this? Does this mean that the extra-curricular activities will never be reinstated ever or just for the year? What happens to parents who can’t afford athletic activities outside of the school for their kids? We need answers now. Our education doesn’t only occur in the classrooms. It takes place on the playing fields, in the gymnasiums, on the diamonds and in so many other locations that extra-curricular activities take students. In closing, we need teachers back. It’s not their needs, it’s ours. How it gets done is up to the province and the unions. We learn to get along in the classrooms, and the province and teachers should too. Kayla Herrington


Editing affects author’s point A letter to the editor in the Nov. 15 edition of The Bloor West Villager with headline ‘Pitching in the right thing to do’ contained incorrect information. The word ‘not’ was edited out and in turn altered the author’s point. The sentence should have read: The recent rain we had did not run through freely through the drainage system. The Villager regrets the error.

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>>>from page 1 and Heather Marshall, a toxics campaigner from TEA, the Toronto Environmental Alliance. Area politicians revealed they were shocked that a nuclear processing plant has been in their midsts for more than five decades. “Like many of you in our community, I was really surprised, shocked. I didn’t know GE was here,” Davenport MP Andrew Cash admitted to the crowd of about 100. “When you find out after 50 years you’ve been living next to a nuclear facility – something went wrong with the process. Clearly, the public information program failed. What I’m going to be doing is calling the CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) and the Minister (of Environment) to a meeting that never happened during the review of (GE-Hitachi’s) license.” Cash said he has requested that GE provide tours of its facility to community members. “Residents need to know what’s going on inside those walls,” he said. Davenport MPP Jonah Schein echoed his colleague’s sentiments, saying he only learned of the uranium processing plant through

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GE-Hitachi officials gave the media a tour of their facility last week and assured the manufacturing plant is safe. Above, a worker at the GE-Hitachi plant at 1025 Lansdowne Ave. inspects a uranium pellet produced at the facility. The facility has been pressing uranium powder into dense pellets for over 50 years; Right, Ryan Camilleri inspects uranium pellets. The plant presses uranium powder into pellets used to power Ontario’s Candu nuclear reactors. Read more about the media tour of the facility online at

media reports. “Before the recent press coverage, how many of you knew about this site? Raise your hand,” Schein asked the audience. The vast majority had no idea that the company manufactured uranium. “This is a major concern. This is a changing community. Its history is industrial, but more and more people are moving in. People expect to be a part of the conversation,” he

said. “We’re happy this conversation is happening now, but it should have happened sooner.” Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo said she has been fielding calls from her constituents as well. “I, like others, didn’t know. I’m appalled this facility exists,” said DiNovo. “No level of radiation is safe. Have a rousing meeting and shut it down.” Davenport Councillor Cesar

Palacio called on GE and federal agencies for “a level of transparency.” “They need to engage the community with factual information,” he said. TEA’s Marshall commended ever yone for attending last Thursday’s meeting. In 2008, city council voted for a precedentsetting toxics disclosure policy, the community’s right-to-know bylaw. Toronto became the first

city that would require businesses – from dry cleaners to funeral homes and auto-body repair shops – to reveal their discharges of 25 priority chemicals, said Marshall. The problem is, uranium is not on this list, she said. However, there is an opportunity for Toronto Public Health to conduct studies. “Ask Toronto Public Health for help. It’s worth a try,” she said. GE-Hitachi officials opened the doors to the media for a tour of the processing plant last week. “Frankly, nothing has gone wrong in 50 years,” said spokesperson Christopher White during the tour of the manufacturing plant. “This is a very safe facility.” He added GE-Hitachi produces 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The GE-Hitachi nuclear facility at Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street is hosting a community open house. The uranium processing plant is inviting area residents to learn more about its work at the event which takes place at the Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. W. from 4 to 8 p.m. Due to space limitations, the company says priority will be given to local residents. To confirm your attendance, call 1-855-696-9588 or email

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Dangerous Obsession tells tale of revenge

New twist on kids’ classic



When you want justice and revenge from someone who has done you wrong, sometimes the only way to do it properly is to exact it on them yourself. In a story about holding one man accountable and another having the guts to make him do so, The Village Players is currently staging an intense drama about one man’s quest to make his world right again in the play Dangerous Obsession by N.J Crisp. Set in a beautiful conservatory with a gorgeous garden view at the home of wealthy couple Sally and Mark Driscoll (Sarah D. McCarthy, Rob Candy), this show begins on a typical day for Sally, who is enjoying a leisurely afternoon watering her plants and listening to music. With the music loud, she is unaware a man is on her terrace. But from the moment she does, the creepy factor kicks in. He speaks strangely and glares at her with a strange

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David Borwick, Sarah D. McCarthy and Rob Candy star in The Village Players’ upcoming production, Dangerous Obsession.

expression. She initially turns him away thinking he is a salesman, but after an odd “fishing expedition” of a conversation, she realizes she has met this socially awkward man, John Barrett (David Borwick), and his wife before. Under the guise of having a business proposal for her husband, Sally allows him to stay and wait for him, despite being uncomfortable with his presence. When Mark returns home,

it quickly becomes apparent business is not on John’s mind, but that he desperately needs to unload his emotional turmoil regarding his wife being in a recent car accident. But that’s not all he’s there to unload on the unsuspecting Driscolls. John’s true agenda is soon revealed, however, not much more can be revealed without spoiling the plot. What can be said, however, is that being held accountable for your wrong-doings and the accompanying revenge can

happen anytime and when you least expect it. This show’s style is something you will either really enjoy or you won’t. That’s because while it’s an interesting story, it’s relatively low-key with a lot of dialogue which takes some time to understand all the elements being presented. What keeps this plot going, is the need to know how it will end. Also, the atmosphere of tension, intrigue and fear, created and shared by the trio is so well portrayed, there are moments you could hear a pin drop in the theatre. While there is some level of predictability, you really aren’t sure until the end how this story of revenge will actually play out. Add to the mix an unexpected plot twist and this play makes for an entertaining night out at the theatre. Dangerous Obsession runs until Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 18 and 25. The Village Playhouse is located at 2190 Bloor St. W. General admission tickets are $20. Call 416-767-7702 or visit


It’s not unusual for director Sue Miner to forget she’s working with marionettes instead of real live actors. It’s an honest mistake because the puppets in the Puppetmongers’ Cinderella in Muddy York are so lifelike . Miner, who lives in the St. Clair Avenue West and Dufferin Street area, credits the talent of puppeteers and co-artistic directors, the brother and sister team of Ann and David Powell. “They say I talk to the puppets instead of the puppeteers,” Miner told The Villager. “I just get really involved with the characters. Ann and David, they do everything. They have a really wonderful technique. They make it look effortless.” Puppetmongers’ Cinderella story is a whimsical take on the classic folk tale that promises to tickle not only children’s funny bones, but adults’ too while providing a history lesson of Toronto. “I love working with puppets. They can do the smallest

thing. It’s astonishing,” said Miner. The not-for-profit organization’s play takes place in 1834 on the eve of Muddy York becoming the City of Toronto. The story tells the tale of Ella, a native of Muddy York, who seems to be the only one in her family who has made peace with their seamy cabin on the outskirts of civilization. The arrival of Ella’s new stepmother and stepsisters suppresses her self-esteem as her new family attempts to reduce her to servitude. Miner began her career as an actor. She was one of those kids who always knew she wanted to act and performed in plays throughout school. “The fun thing about being an actor, is you get to pretend to live another life. As a director, you get to tell everyone’s life. (Directing) appeals to the bossy side of me.” Puppetmongers’ Cinderella in Muddy York takes place at the Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. from Dec. 28 to Jan. 5. Visit or call 416-504-7529.


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Junction Triangle group meets with minister to discuss ARL electrification >>>from page 1 diesel trains planned for use on the link will be the cleanest possible and fully convertible to electric. Metrolinx is currently conducting an environmental assessment (EA) on electrification of the ARL and has enlisted the services of global planning firm Parsons Brinckerhoff. Approval for the electrification EA is expected in 2014. But that’s not good enough for the Clean Train Coalition, which has filed a lawsuit against Metrolinx demanding a judicial review of the decision to run diesel trains along the ARL in the first place. The group alleges Metrolinx never seriously considered implementing electrification because the McGuinty Liberals, dead-set on completing the ARL in time for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games, deemed diesel trains the only option. In a downtown courtroom Monday the non-partisan group, represented by litigator Saba Ahmad, had a chance

to present its case, said Clean Train spokesperson Rick Ciccarelli. “What we are asking is for Metrolinx to go back and do a thorough analysis for electric, as well as diesel, and make a decision,” said Ciccarelli, who is Clean Train’s chair. Metrolinx, which was represented by attorney John Laskin, declined to comment on the case but did release a statement re-iterating its intention to deliver electrification in a timely manner. “We aren’t that far apart in our goals from those who advocate electrification; with the EA in progress, we are on the path towards electrification of the air rail link,” says the statement. While Clean Train was prepping for its court date last week, Kevin Putnam and fellow members of the Junction Triangle Rail Committee met with Chiarelli and McCuaig at Queen’s Park. This is the first time a government minister has ever spoken directly to residents about the topic,” said

Putnam. “We’ve been chasing and asking for meetings and they never come out, so for us we’re grateful to hear the minister say electrification is government policy.” Putnam said the group also received a commitment from McCuaig for Metrolinx to host an upcoming public meeting in the Junction regarding plans for the construction of a series of five-metre high noise barrier walls along the rail corridor. Metrolinx has said the walls are necessary to drown out the din of diesel train traffic. The idea has proven extremely unpopular with residents who fear the walls will justify maintaining diesel train traffic indefinitely. “Every resident fears once those walls go in they’ll leave the diesel trains running,” said Putnam. Though no date has been announced for the meeting regarding the noise barrier walls, Metrolinx spokesperson Ann Marie Aikins confirmed one will take place in the immediate future.

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require a number of coats to get the coverage needed. To avoid increased time and cost, choose a premium line of paint in a colour that you love. When choosing paint for your next weekend project, remember that a quality product will achieve the best end result and save you time and money in the long run.



Commonly recognized as one of the easiest and most cost-effective interior updates, painting is a weekend project that can completely transform your home. However, lowquality, inexpensive paint will likely

Tired of the same old lamps sitting on your end tables but don’t have the funds to revamp your lighting decor? A new lamp shade will completely change the look of any piece. You can also easily transform pieces

by renewing the lamp bases; a quick walk down the spray paint aisle will show limitless possibilities of colours and finishes. Create a cohesive look by bringing that new finish to your hanging fixtures as well.

ACCESSORIZE Adding trendy, fun accessories will give any room a new and more put-together look. Think vases and bowls, wall art and rugs. When adding accessories, look for colours that complement what is already in the room. Plants and flowers can also add energy, some with the added bonus of a pleasant aroma.


Replace it. Hardwood is scuffed and dull? Refinish it. You can also achieve the look of natural wood or stone flooring with luxury vinyl tile. This affordable option is no longer your grandmother’s vinyl, now available in a variety of natural finishes that are both durable and modern. If replacement isn’t in your budget, simply give your flooring a good cleaning and use accent rugs to cover blemished areas. Check off a project on your home improvement to-do list this weekend, and enjoy the results for months to come.

One easy way to update furniture on a budget is by recovering it or using slip covers. Premade covers are available in a wide variety of fabrics and designs, or you can create a custom cover for your sofa or armchair. More ambitious crafters may actually reupholster furniture to create a completely new-looking seating option. After re-padding and covering cushions, sand and stain or paint wood pieces for a completely modern feel.


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Luxury laundry is the next trend in home décor First it was glamorous bathrooms with crystal chandeliers over massive soaker tubs. Then kitchen renovations got the special treatment with exotic wood cabinetry, Italian tile backsplashes and sophisticated appliances that looked as good as they cooked. So it’s no wonder that the laundry room is the next functional room with a view to a

makeover. With all the time we spend washing, drying, ironing and folding clothes, laundry rooms are at last becoming the places we’d actually like to spend that kind of time in. The trick to a luxurious laundry room is function and form. Top loading washers and dryers are back. How many times do your small clothing items hit the floor before

going from the washer to the dryer? These top-loading washer dryer pairs make it easier to transition clothing from one machine to the other and ultimately create a more ergonomically correct and comfortable laundry experience. An added bonus is that many are also environmentally friendly. Many machines also now

come in a variety of colours to add a splash of interest to your laundry room and coordinate with cabinetry and other decorative touches. With colours like white, grey and purple, doing laundry can now be a beautiful experience. You won’t have to close the door to the laundry room anymore.

EXCLUSIVE POCKET OF HIGH PARK / RONCY A rare offering of a long time cherished family home! An opportunity for a new family the chance to update it and make it their own. Located in one of Toronto’s most desired neighbourhoods and prestigious streets, steps to Roncesvalles Avenue in the much sought after Howard Jr. School District! Spacious detached 3 storey Edwardian includes 5+ bedrooms, 3 full baths (including main floor), and extra large 3rd floor (with bathroom). 2 car parking via lane! Generous principal rooms with high ceilings. Character and charm including some

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west, and nearby Martin Goodman trail along the waterfront. Extraordinary combination of location, price & distinctiveness offers uncommon value for the perceptive buyer. Our featured Home of the Week is being offered for sale by The Julie Kinnear Team, Royal Lepage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage, 416-762-8255


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Situated on a quiet court location. Mississauga/Etobicoke border. Backing onto ravine, totally renovated detached 2 storey 4+1 bedroom is simply amazing, gorgeous gourmet kitchen, s.s appliances, Granite countertop, main flr family room gas fireplace, formal living & dining room, prof finished basement. Backyard paradise, heated inground saltwater pool, jacuzzi, pattern concrete patio, solarioum plus much more only $949,000

Fabulous design, great curb appeal, Large 4 bdrm with 4 washrooms, finished basement. Stunning classic combination of hardwood, marble & ceramic floors, high ceilings, skylight, Oak stairs, family size kitchen with breakfast area, granite countertop, centre island, stainless steel appliances & many extras for $888,800!!


BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE!!! Large detached 4 bdrm 2 storey, finished basement, huge 50’ x 199’ lot! Located close to all conveniences, quick access to Hwys, many upgrades thru-out, Well maintained home Must be seen for $799,900!!

KEELE & 401!! Fabulous detached 4+1 bdrm 2 storey, double garage, interlock, large verandah, double door entry, centre hall plan, 4 washrooms, combined living and dining rm, cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors in family rm, wonderful family size kitchen, w/o to large deck & heated inground pool, gorgeous prof. landscaped lot, finished bsmnt and many extras for only $799,000!!

Gorgeous 4+2 bdrm 2 storey, beautiful custom kitchen, granite countertops, s.s appliances, gleaming hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings, crown moulding, California shutters, gas fireplace, main flr. laundry, huge master with 5 pc ensuite and professionally finished basement, ideal for In-law suite, + much more for $800,000!!

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Detached 3 bedroom bungalow with gorgeous brick & stone exterior, on a huge premium lot in Royal York / Dixon area, long private double driveway with garage. Large open concept living and dining room, 2 renovated bathrooms, walk-out to spacious serene back yard, huge workshop, fabulous opportunity only $650,000.


Incredible totally renovated 4 bdrm, 2 storey, gleaming hardwood floors, spacious principle rms, gourmet kitchen, granite countertop s.s appliances, large family rm addition, walkout to amazing prof. landscaped lot, interlock, inground salt water heated pool, patio, stupendous perennial garden, plus finished basement. Simply must be seen only $649,900!!

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Totally renovated Etobicoke beauty, gorgeous stone exterior finish & curb appeal. Custom kitchen, granite counter top, stainless steel appliances, skylight, gleaming hardwood flrs, prof. finished basement with separate in-law suite, garage, large back yard only $599,900!!



Totally renovated 3+1 bdrm 2 storey, Stucco & Stone exterior, Spacious open concept living & dining rm, gorgeous kitchen with granite countertop, s/s appl, ceramic & laminate floors thru-out finished basements, new 2 car garage, plus many extras, new roof, new washrooms, New oak staircase with steel rail, hi-eff. furnace & much more for $549,900!!


Wonderful detached 3 bdrm raised bungalow with pie shaped lot, quiet court location, in East Mississauga. Fabulous potential In-law suite, finished basement with separate entrance. Upgraded family size kitchen with s.s. appl., huge combined Living & dining rm with walk out to balcony, renovated bsmnt with fireplace and w/o to yard, gleaming hardwood flrs & much more for only $499,000

Rare huge 1,590 sq. ft. 2 + 1 bdrm corner unit in the exclusive Manhattan Place. Spacious open concept layout, gleaming parquet floors, Large master bedroom with gorgeous 5 piece ensuite & walk- in closet, modern family size kitchen, unobstructed South West view, voted North York Condo of the Year in 2009, a must see for $499,000!!

INVESTMENT PROPERTY!! Multiple unit property in The Junction, Main floor store with 3 apartments 4 separate meters, 2 bachelor suites and a 1 bedroom suite. St. Clair & Runnymede, Opportunity knocks. Call to view only $449,000!!!

Totally renovated 4+1 bdrm 2 storey, gorgeous Cartier kitchen, s.s. appl., porcelain tile, gleaming hardwood flrs., finished basement with separate side entrance to In- law suite with second kitchen. Large California style deck, renovated bathrooms, & many upgrades, located close to all convenience for only $429,000

LIBERTY VILLAGE!! Beautiful Dufferin/ King 2+1 bdrm condo townhouse, open concept living & dining rm with fireplace, gleaming laminate floor, separate Den, w/o balcony from mstr bedroom, great view of the city. Fabulous location the best of city living, close to all conveniences for only $339,900!!

Luxurious Tridel built, immaculate 1 bedroom plus den, bright open concept layout, French doors, laminate floors, W/O to balcony, modern kitchen granite countertop, breakfast bar, 24 hr concierge, world class amenities, steps to Subway and Go Train, only $289,900!!




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ROYAL YORK / EVANS!! Wonderful detached brick 2 storey full of charm and character. This home has been totally renovated, new electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, nicely finished trim & hardwood thru-out! Finished basement with bar, new roof(2011), new windows(2011) furnace(2009) fully fenced yard with Gazebo, and many extras for only $519,000!!


Prime development land, surrounded by Thistletown Plaza, 3+1 bedroom Semidetached bungalow on a 35’x183’ lot (3 adjacent lots also) providing over 20,000 sq ft for all kinds of development potential, $499,000!!



Charming 2+3bdrm bungalow, large 40’ x 133’ lot, thousands spent on upgrades, new kitchen, prof. finished basement with separate entrance to in-law suite, second kitchen, 3 bdrms, and large living room. Great location close to schools, transit and all conveniences, hardwood floors and many extras for only $499,900!


In the heart of Woodbridge quiet enclave, steps to Market Lane. Totally renovated open concept living room, gleaming hardwood flr, walkout to patio, formal dining, amazing custom kitchen granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, California shutters, potlights, finished basement, truly a masterpiece, must be seen only $499,900!!



Live in downtown Toronto without compromising on space. Completely renovated, designer finishes thru-out, this spacious 2 bdrm corner unit features gorgeous kitchen with Quartz countertop, gleaming hardwood, and many extras just steps to Subway, Dundas square, Eatons Centre, Hospitals, & all amenities for $484,900!!

Prime Kingsway / Edenbridge neighbourhood. Fabulous layout, 2+1 bedroom suite, open concept living and dining rm, w/o to private balcony / terrace, thousands spent on upgrades, granite countertop, breakfast bar, high ceilings, steps to transit, Humbertown Plaza, & amenities only $469,900



Spacious 3 + 1 bedroom bungalow. Updated kitchen, Corian countertop, open concept living & dining room, updated bathroom, separate side entrance to finished basement ideal for entertaining or in-law suite with 2nd kitchen. Long driveway only $379,900!!

Rare Investment opportunity, at affordable price. Store with a 2 bdrm apt, above. Previously a convenience store, 4 car parking & lrg basement, high traffic area, great central location, close to all conveniences & transportation for $349,000!!

Spacious 3 bdrm townhouse, 4 bathrooms, large combined living and dining room, bright family size kitchen, finished basement w/ kitchenette & bath, w/o to backyard, garage access door, and many extras, located close to all conveniences for $339,900!!


RATHBURN / THE WEST MALL!! Huge 3+1 bdrm Condo, approximately 1500 sf. ft. Well maintained with locker & parking spot, 2 full washrooms, great central location, close to all conveniences, fabulous opportunity for only $229,000!!

Fabulous 2 bedroom suite over 1000 sq. ft, open concept living & dining room, walkout to large balcony. Updated kitchen ceramic floor, renovated bathroom, spacious bedrooms, includes parking & locker only $165,000!!

Impressive 2 bdrm condo townhouse, absolutely immaculate home, nicely renovated. Large Bleached Oak kitchen, spacious open concept living and dining room, with w/o to large balcony, great lower level suite for only $274,900!!

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17 steps Restaurant & Bar is locally owned and operated by Daniel and Martha Kanelos. This award winning restaurant features a delicious menu filled with classic, homemade Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant has a warm atmosphere with wonderful food and wine, pleasantly matched by the exceptionally friendly service. 17 steps is truly a hidden treasure that will undoubtedly become one of your favorite local dining experiences. 17 steps has a few dates remaining for holiday parties. Call now to speak with Daniel and Martha about how they can make this year’s party one to remember.

Book your holiday party now! Anchoring Bloor West Village at Jane, earth Restaurant offers a unique locally sourced bistro menu and great service with beautiful ambiance. Our wine bar offers many wines by the glass and happy hour features. Weekend Brunch has never been better! We have many private rooms for all occasions.

Tues - Wed - 5pm-12am; Thurs - 11:30am - 1am; Sat - 10am - 1am; Sun 10am - 12am Exceptions for private parties available.

earth is your new neighbourhood dining destination. Think global. Eat Local. Weekend brunch from 11AM. Dinner daily from 4pm. Closed Monday. Private Dining & Party Rooms Available Entrees start at $18.

Vesuvio Pizzeria and Spaghetti House 3010 Dundas street west • 416 763-4191 Celebrate the holidays with us! For the holiday season we are offering a group party menus perfect for 6 or more people! Just $21 or $26 per person for a 3-course meal. Vesuvio gift certificates are a great idea for secret Santa, teacher, or as a hostess gift. Ask about our party platters for home delivery. Lunch 11:30am-3pm. No lunch on Sundays. Dinner 3pm-10pm Entrees start at $14. Reservations recommended.

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SIMPLY YUMMY’S 2206 Bloor Street West • 416-766-6001 Simply Yummy’s ice cream shop & crepery is your destination for the finest ice cream and homemade crepes in Bloor West Village. Located inside the charming Windermere Court, beside RBC, we serve exclusively Karwartha Dairy & Greg’s Ice Cream. Some of our popular flavours include Moose Tracks, Roasted Marshmallow and Coffee Toffee. All occasion ice cream cakes coming soon! Remember us in the cooler months as we serve up delicious fresh made savory and sweet crepes. Come in and have a Simply Yummy experience – you’ll be glad you did. TRADE SECRETS 2206 Bloor Street West • 416-766-6001 Trade Secrets is your one-stop beauty shop and professional salon. Want to look your best this holiday? Trade Secrets has all your beauty product needs covered including styling appliances, hair care, nailcare, skin and body care, tanning, hair extensions, cosmetics and more. In need of gift giving ideas? Try OPI Outrageous Neons Mini Pack as adorable stocking stuffers. For those who like to style their hair with style, give them the gift of a BABY CROC flat iron that has universal voltage, comes with a posh heated mat and pouch, and is available in fuchsia, lime, black and white colours. Turn some heads at your upcoming holiday parties with our hair and colouring services, nail services including the 14-day no-chip Shellac manicure, teeth whitening, waxing, tinting, makeup application and piercing services.


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Mobilicity, 588 Parliament St. 647-760-6624 Digicell, 222 Spadina Ave., Unit 3B 647-835-4346 GTA Wireless, 360 College St., Unit 104 647-436-0699 WLD, 1266 St. Clair Ave W 416-666-6600 Tech Source, 1012 Gerrard St W 416-841-1629 Hi End Gadgets, 595 Yonge St 647-436-1007 Z Mobile, 596 Queen St W 647-764-0010 ABC Mobile, 80 Bloor St W 416-964-1465 Mobilicity, 1267 St. Clair W 647-713-3336 Mobilicity, 2296 Bloor St W 647-717-4643

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Basement At Ontario Basement Lowering we are often asked, “What exactly is it that you do?” Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions:

WHAT IS BASEMENT LOWERING? Basement lowering is the transformation of a short, cramped basement or crawl space into a full

height space of eight feet tall or more.

WHAT IS UNDERPINNING? Underpinning is the method by which the existing foundation of a building is extended deeper into the ground by pouring new concrete directly underneath the existing foundation walls. By

extending the foundation walls deeper into the ground, we are able to lower the concrete floor.

WHY WOULD I WANT TO LOWER MY BASEMENT? Basement lowering is the best way to add usable living space to your home without having to lose your backyard to an addition. Additionally, the cost is typically lower than that of an addition of equivalent square footage. For more information, please contact Ontario Basement Lowering at 416-494-3999 or visit our website at www.

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Junction Seniors’ Gathering WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Pascal’s Baguette and Bagels, 2904 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Eleanor Batchelder, 647-235-0843,, junctionra. ca/junction-seniors The group meets twice a week at a local coffee shop for conversation, as a social network of neighbours. Tuesday mornings 10 to 11 a.m., Agora Cafe, 3015 Dundas St. W. All welcome. Constituency hours with Councillor Sarah Doucette WHEN: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St. CONTACT: Irmgard, 416-392-4072, www., Councillor_Doucette@ COST: Free Ward 13 city Councillor Sarah Doucette meets with constituents in person. An appointment is required. Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club – Open House WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. CONTACT: 416-763-0173 COST: Free Trakkers is a cross-country ski club for singles, couples and families with Sunday trips leaving from the High Park area. Sign up for a yearly membership. Get

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Nutcracker Fair WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. CONTACT: 416-767-7491 COST: Free Annual sale features silent auction, bake table with homemade pies, seasonal baking and preserves. Gifts, knits, crafts and more. Brunch and lunch stationsset up. Wheelchair accessible. EHP’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Ave. CONTACT: Megan Kallin, 416-536-1755,, COST: Free This show features the original designs and handmade gifts of neighbouring artists and craftspeople. From toys to jewelry, ceramics, clothing and art, this is the perfect time to pick up an excellent handcrafted gift. Admission is free. Toronto West End Antique Show WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Morningside High Park Church, 4 Morningside Ave. CONTACT: Joan McCool, 416-7619262, COST: Free A wide array of fabulous antiques and amazing buys. Kids’ Concert and Silent Auction WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Runnymede Public School, 357 Runnymede Rd. CONTACT: COST: $10 (free for kids two and under) Brian and his friends to headline fundraising concert and silent auction. There will be baked goods on hand to purchase and great silent auction items for bidding. Thrift Shop WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Ave. CONTACT: Megan Kallin, 416-536-1755,, COST: Items $1 and up Every Saturday at the church. Enter at south door closest to Roncesvalles Avenue All proceeds go to outreach meals. Great bargains from only $1. Items include gently used clothes, shoes, dishes, and household items. Donations welcome. >>it’s happening, page 17

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High Park Buckthorn Busting WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Dr. CONTACT:, stewards@ COST: Free Bring your friends and family and help chop away. Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 a.m, rain or shine. Please be on time, as the site is determined by need at the time of the session. Loppers, gloves and other tools are provided. This is the final session of the season and will be followed by a potluck

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Polish Book Club Author reading: Aga Maksimowska “Giant” WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: 416-3937697 COST: Free Aga Maksimowska tells the story of an 11-year-old girl in an adult’s body whose coming of age in a country undergoing a revolution is interrupted by a sudden and cruel move to Canada.

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Santa in the Junction WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: The Junction CONTACT: 416-767-9068 COST: Free Meet Santa and his elves, stroll through the Junction to discover interactive window displays, listen to Mrs. Claus reading holiday tales, find some unique gifts, all while enjoying some hot chocolate or other take-away treats presented by participating Junction businesses along Dundas Street West at Keele Street. Family Nature Walk WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: High Park Nature Centre, 430 Parkside

Dr. CONTACT: Mallory Parks, 416-392-1748 ext. 2,, COST: $2/ person, or donate-what-you-can Find your way through an orienteering course using a map and compass. Each station has an activity that teaches about the natural ecology of the park. Great for all ages. No registration necessary. CP Holiday Train WHEN: 5:30 p.m. WHERE: CP Lambton Yard, 750 Runnymede Rd. COST: Free The Canadian Pacific Holiday

Train will make its only Toronto stop in the Junction to collect non-perishable goods for families in need. Cantores Celestes ‘Sweet with Starlight’ WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. CONTACT: Kelly Galbraith, 416-236-1522,, cantorescelestes@ COST: $20 Jazz and classical Christmas favourites with Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir, The Peter Togni Trio and director Kelly Galbraith

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Healey Willan Singers presents “The Angels’ Song” WHEN: 3 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Church of St. Martin in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. CONTACT: Patricia Heath, 416-519-0528,, COST: $20/adults, $15 students/seniors Get into the Christmas spirit with an afternoon of choral music for the season performed by the Healey Willan Singers Women’s Choir. Featuring music by Holst, Biebl and Rutter.

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QUALITY JEWELLERS 2917 Dundas St. W. (416) 769-3469 Quality Jewellers has been specializing in custom designed jewellery for all occasions for over 50 years. Created by the highest standards, customers can be assured of quality and excellence in all designs. The expert staff of Quality Jewellers can also help you choose from their collection of brand name watches, diamonds, figurines, and more, to please everyone on your list.

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Public invited to milestone celebration this Saturday >>>from page 1 Its principal W.T. Martin, at the helm from 1936 to ’47, was instrumental in creating the Toronto school board’s library system, said Darmitz, who has been researching the school’s history in recent years. His efforts have been key in organizing 125th anniversary celebrations, which includes a day of festivities on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the school from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The goal of the anniversary committee, according to principal Victor Tran, is to celebrate not only the past and how far the school has come, but also the present while looking toward the future. “What makes Brock special is our focus on environmental literacy. For us, we’re very environmentally focused. We’ve got the only rooftop garden in the city. My students, they’re social justice advocates,” said Tran, citing Halloween for Hunger and its annual Terry Fox Run. Tran credits the school’s partnerships with its parents and the local community, with organizations like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Bloor/Gladstone Library and New Horizons Tower seniors’ residence. “This has been such a jour-



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ney,” Tran said of anniversary preparations. “We’ve been counting it down.” Tomorrow, the school hosts a cake-cutting reception to celebrate the opening of a 25-year old time capsule and will bring in new items to bury a new one to be opened in 2037. Chair of the anniversar y committee, Marie MacCormack, whose son is in Grade 1 at the school, said preparations began with reaching out to alumni.

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CLARINET AT CHRISTMAS Helen Russell, clarinet, and Karen Quinton, piano, play the Sonata in B Flat by Charles Villiers Stanford, as we hear the other side of this great Victorian composer of English church music, featured at today’s Evensong. Also: Paul Reade’s suite Victorian Kitchen Garden.

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Sale prices in effect Thursday November 22nd until Sunday November 25th unless otherwise stated or while quantities last. Offers do not apply to purchases made prior to Thursday November 22nd. All items have been priced for final sale. Ask for details. Personal shopping only. All merchandise sold “as is” and all sales are final. No exchanges, returns or adjustments on previously purchased merchandise; savings offers cannot be combined. No dealers; we reserve the right to limit quantities. Prices do not include home delivery. Although we strive for accuracy, unintentional errors may occur. We reserve the right to correct any error. ‘Reg.’, ‘Was’ and ‘Sears selling price’ refer to the Sears Catalogue or Department store price current at time of merchandise receipt. Offers valid at Sears Rexdale Outlet Store only. Merchandise selection varies by store. Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated © 2012. Sears Canada Inc.


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