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Four Villages Community Health Centre to provide phone interpretation service LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Four Villages Community Health Centre clients who don’t speak English will be better able to describe their ailments to physicians in their own language thanks to a new program rolled out by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). As of Oct. 1, Language Services Toronto will provide real-time phone interpretation in 170 languages, seven days a week, 24 hours a day as part of a pilot project in several hospital emergency rooms, clinics and health centres across the GTA,

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including Four Villages Community Health Centre at Keele and Bloor West streets as well as its satellite location on Dundas Street West at Windermere Avenue. “Within a minute, we can have (an interpreter) on the phone with a patient who walks through our door,” said Kasia Filaber, Four Villages clinical services director. Four Villages clients hail from 90 countries and speak – at last count, said Filaber – 140 languages. Although the health centre was already the recipient of language interpretation funding, this new program will make it much more >>>LANGUAGE, page 9

Bloor West doctor climbs Kilimanjaro, saves a life LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Four days into a seven-day climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, Bloor West Village resident Dr. Bjug Borgundvaag encountered an unexpected patient. Guides were calling for a physician as Borgundvaag, who works in the Emergency Department at Mount Sinai Hospital, climbed a

steep hill to the nearest campsite along with the rest of his fundraising expedition. They brought him to a ranger hut where he discovered a shivering little boy wearing little more than sandals on his feet. “It was really good fortune we found him when we did,” recalled Borgundvaag, just three days after returning to work at the hospital. >>>CLIMBERS, page 16

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TAKING A STROLL: This young family took a stroll through High Park recently with the fall colours starting to arrive. But the vibrant colours on the trees won’t be around much longer as the leaves continue to fall quickly.

As runners ramp up their training for the upcoming Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, the communities of Swansea, Bloor West and High Park are gearing up to encourage and inspire the athletes during the fi fth annual cheering event later this month. Each year, the Swansea Town Hall, the Swansea Area Ratepayers Association and the Swansea Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46 join forces to organize a fun-filled morning of entertainment, food and cheering – all in support of the thousands of runners in the marathon. Theirs will be one of 12 cheering stations along the route. Their mission: to raise community spirit, fundraise for each group while cheering on the runners, particularly the ‘champion’ runners participating on the local neighbourhoods’ behalf. The race takes place on Sunday, Oct. 14. “We want to encourage people to come down to our new site,” said Carol Walmsley, one of the organizers. For the past four years, the group has been situated on the median at Lake Shore Boulevard and Windermere Avenue – the most westernly location on the course. This year, they’ll still be on Lake >>>CHEERING, page 20


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The wonder of St. Anne’s 150th anniversary Weeklong anniversary celebration runs Oct. 13 to 20 ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com The word Mirabilia means “things that cause us to wonder.” Whether that wondrous thing is art or religion, or the relationship between the two, the upcoming arts festival, Mirabilia - A Miracle on Gladstone Avenue in celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Anne’s Church, is inviting the neighbourhood in to wonder. “You can come up with all kinds of biblical references of people wondering and that is one of the beautiful things about art is that it doesn’t tell you what it is, it just invites you into it,” said Gary van der Meer, St. Anne’s Priest-In-Charge. “There has been enough of that perception that religion is for telling people what to think,” van der Meer said. “We want to be about the religion that is inviting people into whatever thinking they need to do.” A place where art meets sacred space, St. Anne’s Anglican Church on Gladstone Avenue exemplifies the relationship between God and art. When the parish was founded 150 years ago, it was a small country church in what was an agricultural village at Dundas and Dufferin streets. The congregation outgrew the original church and in 1907, they built a grand Byzantine-styled Anglican Church. Canadian artists, including Fred Varley and Frank Carmichael, two members of the Group of Seven, executed an elaborate decorating scheme with more than a dozen large paintings inside the sanctuary. “The idea behind building such a grand church was the people who lived in this neighbourhood, their homes were simple and it was thought it was important that people have some beauty in their lives

and the local church could be that,” van der Meer said. So when planning for the 150th anniversary began and the organizing committee started to think what St. Anne’s is known for, art was the natural tie. “It is known for its art and artists; there is the Group of Seven art and architecture, there has been a lot of musical performances here and choirs,” van der Meer said. The connection between art and God dates back to the foundational story of God as creating everything and man being created in His image, van der Meer explained. “We resemble God in the fact that we are also to be creators,” he said. “If we are created in God’s image, then we are to be creating and it is to be very good, it is to be affirmed.” There isn’t an overtly religious bent to the anniversary programming; there is worship involved, but van der Meer said the agenda is largely about the neighbourhood partnerships. “We are really doing this for our neighbours,” van der Meer said. “It is our way of saying we are part of the neighbourhood and we care about the neighbourhood. Titled Mirabilia - A Miracle on Gladstone Avenue, the nineday program will run from Oct. 13 to 21 and will feature visual arts, film, music, lectures on religion and the arts and worship. All of the events are held in collaboration with other neighbourhood organizations. Workman Arts, which operates out of the St. Anne’s Parish Hall building on Dufferin Street, is premiering the feature-length documentary The Maze, a film about the life and art of renowned Canadian artist William Kurelek.

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St. Anne’s Anglican Church Priest-In-Charge Gary van der Meer, stands inside the church, which celebrates 150 years of serving the community. The church is known for its art, which will feature prominently during the Oct. 13 to 20 celebrations.

Produced by brothers Nick and Zack Young, the movie tells the story of Kurelek, who had mental health struggles and also a conversion experience to the Christian faith. “It was a perfect dovetail of talking about art, issues of mental health and our focus

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This presentation is part of the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall. Mirabilia’s music program ranges from a 100-voice choir to a trio. Pax Christi Chorale, which has been performing for more than 25 years, will

In addition to the music and movie, programming is packed with lectures on art and sacred spaces, installations and an archive display of historical items from the church. Art installations by the NetherMind Artists’ Collective will be presented in unexpected places throughout the church, including Max Streicher’s inflatable horse sculpture Quadriga. Storytelling by members of the MacGregor Park Art Club will be on the theme of ‘Spirits, Ghosts and Visitations’ and presented throughout the church. Archbishop Colin Johnson will meet the congregation, residents and guests at a reception, including a display of St. Anne’s Archives 1862 to 2012. “The final Sunday has a worship service about what does God have to do with art,” van der Meer said. All but two events are free and all but one event is held in the church. For details on the programming in honour of the 150th anniversary of St. Anne’s Church, visit http:// stannes.on.ca/mirabilia/

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Saluting The Villager’s newspaper carriers

Time and again the taxpayers, yes the people who pay the bills of this great city, are not asked, but told who, what, when, why and where. I am sick and tired of it. Metrolinx was supposed to take charge of the TTC expansion, but now it is back in the hands of the TTC. Does no one understand our problems? The whole system needs a major shake-up, and privatization should be front and centre.

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his is International Newspaper Carrier Week. Around the world, boys and girls, men and women deliver critical community information in a timely fashion, whether it’s news or advertising flyers. We certainly appreciate the dedication of our newspaper carriers at The Villager. Why would someone become a newspaper carrier? It’s a wonderful proving ground for a young person to develop life skills. It’s an excellent opportunity for an older carrier to earn money and feel satisfaction of a job well done while serving the community. Here are six experiences that our view benefit a carrier: • Responsibility: A newspaper Carriers bring carrier accepts the challenge of satisfying their customer news to the every single time they deliver a newspaper to a doorstep. Being a newspaper carrier means one community has a commitment to customer service – and learns quickly the importance of reaching the customer’s doorstep with the newspaper each and every time. • Handling money: For many carriers, having a newspaper route means the first time having a bank account. This develops yet another key life skill in a youth. • Small business sense: The better customer service, the more smiles from customers. Miss a delivery and you deal with the complaint. A good carrier generally benefits with more tips from customers, too! • Confidence and sense of achievement: Being a carrier means tangible achievement every time a route is delivered. Every thank you from a customer teaches a carrier good work is rewarded. Knowing you deliver your route on time every time gives a carrier confidence and satisfaction of knowing a job inside out and doing it well. • Discipline: Residents wait for their newspaper. Calls for missed deliveries come in minutes after the time a customer usually gets their newspaper. The discipline developed through delivering a newspaper carries over into discipline in other life tasks. • Understanding community: Your community newspaper is your window to community life. A carrier brings that life to your door. As a carrier, you get to know the people on the route and that brings a neighbourhood community a little closer together. So being a newspaper carrier is much more than simply taking a wagon through streets to put pieces of paper on the doorstep. It’s ensuring a product that adds value to life in the community gets to the people of the community. We salute our newspaper carriers and wish them much sunshine as they deliver their newspapers and flyers this week. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Villager is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom

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Write us The Bloor West Villager welcomes letters of 400 words or less. All submissions must include name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes.

We reserve the right to edit, condense or reject letters. Copyright in letters remains with the author but the publisher and affiliates may freely reproduce them in print,

electronic or other forms. Letters can be sent to letters@insidetoronto.com, or mailed to The Bloor West Villager, 175 Gordon Baker Rd., Toronto, ON, M2H 0A2.

Many people, especially politicians, are chastising this and that group for Canada’s tainted beef instead of waiting for the findings. Why are there no fast food restaurant closures? They are consumers of ground beef. Yes, all of the news agencies are at fault for not investigating. Did we dispose of any meat products? Certainly not. As long as the product is cooked properly there is no problem, just ask the experts. W.D. Adamson

Council embarrassed itself with bad behaviour It’s not quite fair to say that Toronto council utterly disgraced itself last week as it dealt with the devastating report by Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean on the city’s flawed and hamstrung public appointments process. At the same time, if this council were your parents, you would have done everything possible to avoid bringing your fiance home for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Faced with a report that sharply critiqued both the mayor’s office and some councillors who sit on the civic appointments committee, a small but significant rump of the ruling party smeared muck over the entire institution. Crean’s report said that the mayor’s office had interfered in the 2011 civic appointments process to the point city staff were

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unable to do a fair job. It found the mayor’s staff had attempted to force staff to boycott a newspaper not in the mayor’s favour and to remove any mention of diversity from city advertisements. The report said that in one case, a potential appointee to a board had a conflict of interest and when staff attempted to deal with it, an unnamed councillor, since identified as Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, threatened staff members in a closeddoor meeting. The response from Mammoliti and some others was classic.

Mammoliti began the debate by questioning Crean’s political neutrality. When this provoked an overly angry response from Councillor Gord Perks, which Perks later apologized for, Mammoliti huffed about the sorts of violent acts he might perform on his out-of-line colleague. Mammoliti explained it wasn’t so much Crean’s neutrality as that of the rest of city staff that was the problem, then came back and accused the ombudsman of being deliberately provocative. Councillor Frances Nunziata, the speaker of council whose role is to maintain civility, was chair of the committee at the time of the threatening behaviour, the report cited. She nearly brought Councillor Janet Davis to tears after she implied that

an unsubstantiated complaint she’d made about Davis’ conduct to the city’s integrity commissioner, in fact indicated Davis had tried to influence the process too. Budget chief Mike Del Grande had the good sense to throw up his hands, leave the table. It was finally left to Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday to try and bring back civility and point out the actual recommendations in the report – to create a more accountable way for staff to deal with the process of putting private citizens on public boards – were the one thing everyone could agree on. And in the end, it kind of worked. The one thing we can be thankful for, looking back, is that there’s no hard liquor available in Toronto council chambers.

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CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com For the last 22 years, Malti Gupta has braved wind, snow, sleet and rain to deliver newspaper for Toronto Community News ( TCN) every week to as many as 1,000 of her neighbours – and no matter the weather, she always does so with an infectious smile on her face. “If we had 500 of her, we would be 500 times better. She’s just one of those really great carriers that we wish we had more of,” said Donna Umpleby, a circulation manager with TCN, which publishes the Bloor West Villager as well as eight other community newspapers across Toronto. “She’s just a great lady with a great spirit and great personality. She’s a perfect example of what a carrier should be.” As TCN’s longest standing carrier, Gupta is being recognized for her dedication during this week’s International Newspaper Carrier Week.

The annual appreciation week honours the hundreds of thousands of men and women like Gupta who make such an important contribution to the industry. “Our carriers really are the lifeblood of what we do here at Toronto Community News,” said TCN’s Director of Circulation Mike Banville, noting that TCN’s workforce of more than 3,000 carriers aged 10 to 90 deliver more than a million papers weekly to the communities of Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, Bloor West Village, Parkdale-Liberty Village, York, East York, BeachRiverdale, and City Centre. “They are so, so important to what we do.” For Gupta, who began carrying for The Scarborough Mirror on Feb. 6, 1990, the job has been one that was born of convenience and has grown into a passion over the years. “When I started, I wasn’t getting the paper. All of my neighbours were, but I wasn’t,” she explained with a laugh.

When she called TCN’s offices to explain her conundrum, one of the Mirror’s then-managers inquired as to whether or not Gupta would like to take on the problem route herself – and thus guarantee herself delivery every week. Gupta, who was running a daycare out of her Scarborough home at the time, readily agreed. And the rest, as they say, is history. Gupta, who came to Canada from India in 1970, began by delivering The Mirror 22 years ago to just the houses on her street, but as time went on and she garnered a reputation for reliability, her route steadily grew. At her peak, she was delivering more than 1,000 newspapers two times a week. “I love walking and I found I’ve met some really, really nice people over the years. Meeting people in my community has been the best part of the job for me. Plus, it’s the best exercise – I’ve maintained my weight,” she said, laughing. Now a grandmother of

Malti Gupta is the longest serving paper carrier for Toronto Community News, making sure over 600 homes in Scarborough get their newspaper for the past 22 years. Staff photo/MARY GAUDET

seven, Gupta has trimmed her four-hour route down to 615 houses. But still, even after 22 years, Gupta loves her job and doesn’t plan to retire her

route until she moves from Scarborough – and so far, she and her husband of 47 years have no plans to relocate. “I love what I do,” she said

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pleted projects,” says co-owner Gerry Turino, a custom builder and master electrician by trade. “New customers get a non-biased assessment of our work and the renovation experience.” Step Three: All cabinets, countertop, tiles, flooring, faucets, lighting, etc are selected at Instyle’s showroom and a firm estimate is given. Building, plumbing and electrical permits are discussed. Owners and local long time residents Gerr y Turino and Michael Lamarche have the acquired skill set needed to redesign and re-engineer local

kitchen areas, which usually consist of a small room with ill-placed windows and far too many doorways. “Michael and I have dealt with almost every type of construction or space planning problem imaginable in these old homes,” says Turino. “We are at a stage where we can react to any problem without a total disruption of the schedule, a complaint we hear about other companies consistently.” For an appointment or further information call 416 833 4343 or visit online at www.ikb.ca.

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Junction Seniors Gathering WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Pascal’s Baguette & Bagels, 2904 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Eleanor Batchelder, 647-235-0843, http://www.junctionra. ca/junction-seniors/, eob62@yahoo.com COST: Free We meet twice a week at a local coffee shop for conversation, as a social network of neighbours. Tuesday mornings 10 to 11 a.m. at Agora Cafe, 3015 Dundas St. W. and Friday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. at Pascal’s, 2904 Dundas St. W. All welcome. Ward 13 Constituency Hours with Councillor Sarah Doucette – by appointment only WHEN: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Annette Street Library, 145 Annette St. CONTACT: Irmgard, 416-392-4072, www.ward13.ca, councillor_doucette@ toronto.ca COST: Free Ward 13 City Councillor Sarah Doucette holds constituency hours regularly to meet with constituents in person. Menunkind: New Iron Men Paintings - John Scott, Gary Michael Dault, Matthew Varey WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Telephone Booth Gallery, 3148 Dundas St. W. (The Junction) COST: Free The Iron Men have been painting

together since 2005. The Iron Men work in the realm of abstraction, with the works often containing a rough shape or image, reinforced by applications of text and painterly colour. Past Life Exploration Workshop WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Hypno Healing Institute, 355 Keele St. COST: $25 + HST Past Life Exploration is based on the premise that understanding the past helps clarify the present. Shinsedai Cinema Festival presents Pink Films 2.0 WHEN: 9 to 11 p.m. WHERE: Projection Booth Metro, 677 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: Chris Magee, 416-528-3056, www.shinsedai.ca, vciarlo@ciarlo.ca COST: $10 at the door The Shinsedai Cinema Festival, Toronto’s independent Japanese film showcase, presents Pink Films 2.0.

■ Saturday, Oct. 13

Phase 2 of Project Neutral - Neighbourhood Summit WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Annette Street Library, 145 Annette St. The aim is to get Ward 13 households to lower their greenhouse gas emission by taking the survey, which is now open to all residents of Ward 13. Guest Speakers include political officials, author Vincent

Lam, architect Martin Liefhebber and former mayor David Miller. Toronto Cat Rescue adoptathon WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Pet Valu, 1660 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: Alison F., 416-538-8592, http://www. torontocatrescue.ca Lots of kittens and cats waiting for their forever families. Adoption fee applies. Second clinic takes place at Pet Valu Galleria Mall, 1245 Dupont St.

■ Sunday, Oct. 14

Cheer at the marathon for Swansea/ Bloor West Village WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Lakeshore Boulevard Median and Sunnyside Pavilion, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Swansea, 416-392-1954, http://swanseatownhall.ca/sth/?p=1552, frontdesk@swanseatownhall.ca COST: Free Come cheer on the runnners at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. New location this year on the Lakeshore, across from the Sunnyside Pavilion and pool. Great fun, free food and entertainment. Visit www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/nc/nc4.htm Mushrooms and Fungi 101 WHEN: noon to 4 p.m. WHERE: High Park Nature Centre, 430 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: Mallory Parks, 416-392-

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1748, ext. 2, www.highparknaturecentre.com COST: $35 adult; $15 youth (ages 12 to 18) Get to know your local mushrooms and other fungi with seasoned naturalist and educator Richard Aaron. Following a guided walk in the woodlands, field guides will be used to identify fungal finds back at the Nature Centre. Discussions will focus on intriguing species, uses (ecological, edible, medicinal) and the meanings of the scientific names. A checklist will be provided along with a list of suggested resources. This workshop is a must for any naturalist hoping to develop their fungal identification skills. Register online: http://guestlistapp.com/events/114330 Tapestry Of Love Concert WHEN: 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Ave. CONTACT: Rev. Alexa Gilmour, 416769-5611, www.windermerechurch.ca COST: $10 Inspiring music celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Church Women (UCW) of Canada. Composers Diana Chappell and Brian Stevens along with singer Barbara Grenier will perform music from the Tapestry of Love CD. Tapestry of Love is the theme song for the 50th anniversary of UCW. Tickets are $10 per person and are available by calling 416-769-5611.

■ Tuesday, Oct. 16

Art Class - Multi Media WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. Weekly art class for seniors includes oils, water colours, acrylics. Call 416392-1953 for details. How to Boil a Frog (film) WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. How to Boil a Frog is a comedic documentary about Overshoot: too many people using up too little planet much too fast.

■ Thursday, Oct. 18

Dr Karyn Gordon Speaking About “Motivating your Teen” WHEN: 7 to 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Humberside Collegiate Institute, 280 Quebec Ave. COST: Free Dr. Karyn Gordon, one of North America’s leading relationship experts specializing in teens and pre-teens, will be coming to Humberside Collegiate to speak about “Motivating Your Teen.” Learn how different learning styles and parenting styles impact motivation; the importance of personality traits as they relate to motivation; the four different types of motivation; seven practical strategies to inspire and motivate your teen, and much more.


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Health

Halloween fest supports kids wing at St. Joe’s St. Joseph’s Health Centre is inviting families for a ghoulish good time at its first-ever ‘Toronto West Halloween Fest’ on Sunday, ADVERTORIAL

LOBLAWS AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY DONATE HOME TO FAMILY IN NEED On Saturday, Lorena Sinato (top right photo, left side) and son Bryan (top right photo, right side) received the keys to their brand new home, located behind the Loblaws at 2280 Dundas St.W.Loblaws donated the land to Habitat for Humanity,which built a safe and affordable home for Lorena and her son who is vision and mobility impaired. The donation marks the first World Habitat Day in the City of Toronto. Habitat for Humanity believes that every Canadian family deserves a safe, decent and affordable place to live.It provides homeownership to help them build equity and renew a sense of confidence and pride.

Oct. 28. The family-friendly fundraising event is being hosted by St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation

and will feature a costume parade through the High Park neighbourhood followed by a party at the Palais Royale. “By registering for the Toronto West Halloween Fest, or supporting a team, you are helping St. Joe’s fund our greatest priorities like expanding our Just for Kids Clinic,” says Maria Dyck, president of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation. More than 300 guests are expected to attend the festival, which includes performances by the Jaymz Bee’s Royal Jelly Orchestra, magicians, a photo booth, storytelling and pumpkin decorating, Halloweeninspired finger foods and beverages as well as a Thriller flash mob dance. Prizes will be awarded to the top individual fundraiser, top fundraising team, best individual costume, best team costume and best dressed pet in the parade. The day will include a best-dressed house contest, the “Best in the West,” where online voters will decide who has the best decorated Halloween House in the west end.

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Staff at St Joseph's Health Centre took part in a practice "Thriller" flash mob on Friday during the lunch hour. About 50 medical and support staff took part under the guidance of members of Swansea School of Dance.

Proceeds from the event will support the Just for Kids Clinic. “The clinic moved into our new patient care wing in July, but now we need to turn our two current examination rooms into four so our expert teams can see more kids each year, faster,” said Dyck. “Donor support will also help make our entire pediatrics floor truly special for children.”

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>>>from page 1 efficient, timely and cost-effective to serve its clients multilingually. “We won’t have to book face-toface interpreters,” Filaber said. The telephone service comes at a much more affordable cost to taxpayers, she added. Though the health centre sees more than 100 languages, its clients speak mainly Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Russian,

Ukrainian, Somali, Arab and Tamil. The new language program will make it much more comfortable for people to seek medical attention. Studies show that newcomers and others who have difficulty communicating in English stay in hospital longer, visit the ER more often, have avoidable health complications and are more likely to be

re-admitted after a hospital stay, Filaber said. will better help seniors Oftentimes, seniors require interpretation services more than others because as people age – particularly those with dementia – their ability to speak a second language is reduced, making effective communication with health

professionals challenging. “By integrating this service amongst multiple organizations, we have essentially eliminated language barriers, which in turn reduces risk to patient safety,” said Dr. Robert Bell, CEO of the University Health Network in a statement. “It will also help in reducing hospital costs and provide patients with a better hospital experi-

ence.” For now, only a limited number of agencies are participating in this program. pilot project “We’re really fortunate to be a part of this pilot,” Filaber said. “Hopefully, it will prove to be effective and it will be rolled out to many more organizations.”

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Language program helps reduce hospital costs


Arts & Entertainment

The Revue celebrates 100 years with week-long bash T

he Revue hosts a 100th anniversary bash, kicking off a week-long celebration of cinema, starting Thursday, Oct. 18 with a 3D screening of Martin Scorsese’s Oscarwinning film. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cake, a trivia contest, prizes and movies. “It seems fitting that

we celebrate our 100 years with a movie that celebrates the early days of cinema,” Daniel Demois, co-manager of The Revue, said in a statement. The night serves as a time to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a $91,500 grant that funded the installation of the Revue’s new digital projec-

tor in August, Demois said. The digital conversion was crucial for the theatre’s survival because the industry is phasing out 35mm film – similar upgrades are taking place at cinemas across North America (the Revue has kept its 35mm and 16mm projectors for special screenings in the future).

“Without the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, it would have been very difficult for us to finance the upgrade, and without the upgrade, we’d be out of business,” John Bowker, a director of the Revue Film Society, the theatre’s operator, said in a statement. “The support of the community, both as donors and customers, has also been crucial. Running a cinema is tough, given all of the entertainment choices people have.” The Revue, at 400 Roncesvalles Ave., opened in 1912 and operated continuously until June 2006, when the former owners, who planned to sell the property, shut the theatre down. The neighbourhood rallied to save the cinema. A grassroots group, the Revue Film

Society, raised more than $100,000, negotiated a lease with the building’s eventual purchasers and reopened the theatre in October 2007. The lease was renewed for another five years this spring, and The Revue continues to offer its unique mix of programming, as Toronto’s only not-forprofit community-based cinema. Doors open Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Hugo screens at 8:15 p.m. Starting Oct. 19, the Revue will screen a week of classics – list-toppers, game-changers and films that are just plain fun – to celebrate 100 years of exhibiting film. Experts will provide informative introductions to many of the movies, including critics Geoff Pevere, Linda Barnard, Philip Marchand, Risa Shuman and Chris

Alexander. According to The Revue, they’ll entertain and inform with stories about the stars, the filmmakers and the importance of the particular movie. Among the films: Singin’ in the Rain, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jason and the Argonauts; Vertigo, North by Northwest, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Funny Face, Saturday Night Fever, Taxi Driver, The Mad Magician (1954 in 3D), It Happened One Night, The Big Lebowski. The Revue’s Silent Sunday’s series features screen legend John Barrymore in the 1920 silent, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Pianist William O’Meara provides live accompaniment. Visit www.revuecinema. ca for more information.

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consume while completing a marathon, he explained – and chocolate, “whatever we had.” “He seemed really thirsty. We wrapped him up in sleeping bags and gave him hot tea. We warmed him up over several hours,” Borgundvaag told The Villager. “One of the porters carried him down the mountain. It was terrific good luck that we found him.” The little boy served as inspiration for the group. He had travelled 40 kilometres and 10,000 feet on his own. “All of us felt that if this little guy could get up there, we could continue,” Borgundvaag said. The expedition was led by Mount Sinai benefactor David Cynamon, whom Borgundvaag calls “a truly remarkable individual and incredible leader.” ‘Summit for Sinai’ was in part his idea, an initiative that raised more than $1 million for the hospital. Each of the 13 climbers had to pledge to raise $100,000 and could decide where the

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Dr. Bjug Borgundvaag, an emergency department physician at Mount Sinai Hospital, reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro along with an expedition of fundraisers for the hospital.

money was directed. One, for example, lost a brother to cancer and decided he wanted to contribute funds to cancer research at Mount Sinai. The summit of Kili, as it

is known, is 5,895 metres (19,340 feet). Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes in the world with three main volcanic peaks. Although the mountain is at three degrees south of the equator, an ice

cap covers the crater of Kibo year-round. There are inherent risks in any mountaineering trip; reaching the top of Kilimanjaro involves negotiating technically difficult ter-

rain and the need to watch each other closely for the effects of oxygen deprivation with the high altitude, Borgundvaag said. “It was decided that two doctors would accompany the team,” he said. “Even though they were all fit and in good shape, more than half the people who climb Kilimanjaro don’t get to the summit. Chances are overly high that at least one person would be sick with altitude issues.” Who better to accompany the group than an ER physician, he thought. “I didn’t know if I’d get to the summit. It’s quite an accomplishment to get up there,” Borgundvaag said. Indeed, he succeeded to reach the top of the mountain and said he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. “I would go back in a second. It was a marvellous experience,” said the father of three teenage daughters. “It was a rare opportunity for a 50-year-old guy, an exceptional adventure.”


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community spirit,” said Walmsley. “The runners really love it. We’re on the homestretch for the halfmarathon.” If you would like to volunteer to help set up, starting at 7:30 a.m., contact the Swansea Town Hall at 416-392-1954. Visit swanseatownhall.ca for further details.

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Pick your pumpkin in Perth Square Park while helping to build a bigger local library. The Junction Triangle neighbourhood is hosting its first-ever Halloween Pumpkin Sale on Saturday, Oct. 27. Pumpkins will be on sale in the north east corner of Perth Square Park, 350 Perth Ave., from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Large pumpkins are going for $10.

Proceeds will go toward the Perth/Dupont Library Expansion Project, spearheaded by a group of local residents with support from Davenport Councillor Ana Bailão. The third smallest branch of the Toronto Public Library, Perth/Dupont was one of the first storefront libraries in the city. An injection of $1.2 million has already been allocated for the expansion. The money is coming from

the condominium project slated for Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue called Fuse by the Neudor fer Corporation. Section 37 of the Planning Act permits the City of Toronto to authorize increases in permitted height and density through the zoning bylaw in return for community benefit funds. To keep an eye on this project or to get involved, visit www.junctiontriangle. ca


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TTC to operate LRT lines Transit summit focuses on RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Metrolinx and the TTC will work together after all to run four light rail transit lines in Toronto. Accompanied by Ontario Minister of Transportation Bob Chiarelli, representatives from both transit agencies held a joint press conference at TTC headquarters last Wednesday, announcing an agreement in principle has been reached for the operation of the LRT lines, the first of which is scheduled to open in 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, the TTC will be responsible for operating the transit lines – EglintonScarborough Crosstown, Finch, Sheppard and Scarborough – leaving all design, construction and maintenance work to the private sector. Metrolinx also agreed to let the TTC co-ordinate operation of the lines through its Hillcrest control facility, a crucial factor in the agreement, said TTC CEO Andy

Byford. “It was very important to make sure we got the operations, safety and customer service elements right and Bruce (McCuaig, Metrolinx CEO) and I have worked very hard on a framework that can deliver that aspiration,” said Byford at the press conference. The agreement comes exactly two weeks to the day Metrolinx informed the TTC in writing that the province would look for a private sector partner to run the lines. But McCuaig said the letter from Sept. 19 addressed to the TTC simply represented “one moment in time” and negotiations continued to find a suitable compromise. He denied the decision to send the letter was a negotiating tactic intended to put pressure on the TTC to come to terms on an agreement. “This was not about putting pressure on anyone,” s a i d Mc Cu a i g . “It w a s about two partners working together to deliver a new

approach on this infrastructure, and that’s exactly what we did.” While the question of what transit entity will operate the lines has been resolved, details remain to be finalized, and McCuaig said he expected a master agreement to be hammered out in the next couple of months. Another issue is how much funding the province will give to the TTC to run the lines. TTC chair Karen Stintz said a decision on that matter isn’t due until two years before the lines open. “We have time to work out those details,” she said. Chiarelli called on the federal government to implement a national strategy for planning and funding transit projects over the long term. He said his government to date kicked in nearly $13-billion in infrastructure funding for Ontario, while the federal commitment for the entire country was half that. “They need to come to the table with more,” said Chiarelli.

post-secondary students RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com A conference held at York University in late September rightfully recognized the political importance of post-secondary school students when it comes to regional transit planning, said a Toronto city councillor this week. Adam Vaughan, who helped organize Going to School: A Transit Summit, which took place at York University, said the event succeeded in bringing attention to the importance of universities and colleges as central transit nodes crucial to the mobility of an estimated 650,000 post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). “We have a fresh focus now,” said Vaughan of the inaugural summit, which was held inside the Underground restaurant in the York Student Centre and co-organized by the university’s CITY Institute.

“We’ve never looked at who we were serving, that’s been missing from the debate. Focusing on students gives us a political base.” At the summit, York University student Michael Collens said students want to take transit to get to school, even though they are forced to rely on cars due to minimal service. “We haven’t addressed how people are going to get places via transit because of a lack of connectivity,” said Collens, who took part in a panel discussion along with TTC chair Karen Stintz and GO Transit president Gary McNeil. “We have connections in place but don’t synchronize them between transit authorities,” he said. “And we have to do it more with the population increases in the region.” Vaughan, who represents Trinity—Spadina on Toronto City Council, used presentation slides to illustrate how the

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establishment of universities in the GTHA has historically fuelled urban growth, beginning pre-Second World War and continuing through the post-war boom years before stagnating for decades until the turn of the century. But provincial and federal interest in universities of late and worsening regional traffic congestion mean the time to green-light transit expansion is now, said Vaughan. “The development of transit goes together with a boom in university building like a hand in glove,” said Vaughan. Urban planner Sean Hertel told the estimated 150 participants continued regional development is dependent on better transit. Suburbs in particular have formed their own regional identity and are no longer defined by their proximity to larger city centres, he said. n On Twitter? Follow @ TOinTransit

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Toronto Council has approved a plan to consult with retailers, the plastics industry and the general public before final approval of a bylaw banning single-use plastic bags from Toronto retailers. But the chair of the city’s public works and infrastructure committee Denzil Minnan-Wong said the consultation won’t be much more than “a stage production.” “The original report was adopted by council in the summertime,” said MinnanWong. “That created the ban. So if we heard from all the deputants and all of them said we don’t want the ban, we couldn’t then change the bylaw. Our lawyers are telling us, you can’t change the bylaw.”

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Minnan-Wong made the comments two days after he and fellow councillor Peter Milczyn attempted to convince council to re-open the decision they’d made in July, to ban all plastic bags. Council had done so by supporting an amendment by Willowdale Councillor David Shiner, on the same matter that Mayor Rob Ford had held down to end the five cent fee the city requires retailers to charge for each plastic bag. Ford had opposed that fee since it was put in place by former Mayor David Miller’s council. He also opposed the ban, and on Tuesday, Oct. 2, tried and failed to muster the twothirds vote of council he needed to rescind the ban. Now, council has only to vote on the specifics of the bylaw, which staff has yet

to draft. Under council’s procedures, it’s impossible to amend that bylaw significantly. But council could, in theory, refuse to support it. “That certainly is an option and we’ll have to see what happens,” said MinnanWong. Shiner, meanwhile, insisted that the consultation is necessary to protect the city against a legal challenge—and he believed it would be possible to make small changes to the bylaw based on feedback from stakeholders. “Council has made a decision that it no longer wants plastic bags, but there’s a question of phase in, there’s a question of the types of bags you do allow,” he said. “You can do an awful lot.” Consultations will happen between now and Nov. 27, when council will consider the new bylaw.

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roasted chicken) along with toys, blister packs, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, plastic over-wrap on pop/water cartons, toilet paper and paper towels. They should still be added to the garbage bin. The city says it can now handle the new items, thanks to new developments spearheaded by the Canadian grocery retail industry, along with advancements in recycling and sorting technology. The city successfully completed a year-long pilot project at its Dufferin recycling station, which currently handles about half of the city’s Blue Bins. By next May when the city’s new recyling processing contractor, Canada Fibers, begins operating its new recycling facility, all of Toronto’s recyclables will be processed in state-of-the-art sorting facilities that can sort and prepare these new, mixed rigid-plastic items for end-use markets. “This is good news for Toronto. Accepting this range of items in recycling will mean fewer materials going into the garbage and ending up in landfill,” said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Don

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