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Annual Polish Festival returns Last year more than 300,000 people flooded onto Roncesvalles Avenue for the annual Polish Festival and organizers are hoping to break that record with the 2012 edition. “I look forward to seeing a whole bunch of people on the street having a good time,” said Keith Denning, coordinator of the Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area, which organizes the festival. The Roncesvalles Polish Festival, North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture, takes place Saturday and Sunday. Now in its seventh year, the festival offers local and international music, entertainment on six stages, cuisine from Roncesvalles’ restaurants including Polish fare such as pierogi, kielbasa, bigos and cabbage rolls. New this year is the dedicated Polish Folklore stage at the Polish Credit Union, which will host an endless show of colourful costumes and Polish song and dance. Fr iday evening there will be an opening party featuring Pennsylvania’s Polka Family Band from 8 p.m. to midnight at and the ‘Dance Under The Stars’ polka party Saturday night. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The official opening ceremonies are at 1:30 at the stage at Roncesvalles and Wright avenues. To view a full schedule of events visit http://polishfestival.ca

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Contest puts violinist in the running to own rare musical instrument LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com An internationally renowned classical musician will compete for the opportunity of her young career to own a rare and historic instrument – for a three-year period – as part of a Canada Council for the arts contest which runs Sept. 16 to 20. Violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, who immigrated to the High Park area in the mid-90’s is among 30 finalists from across Canada who will battle it out to be granted the use of one of the instruments, valued at millions of dollars each. The instruments include 13 violins, four cellos and one cello bow that are valued at more than $28 million. “I’ve known about the contest ever since I’ve lived in Canada,” Krechkovsky told The Villager in an interview from California where she is currently working. “It always seemed like a far away idea. It’s incredible what the Canadian government does for the arts.” Krechkovsky says she’s at the right point in her career for an opportunity like this.

‘I’ve known about the contest ever since I’ve lived in Canada. It always seemed like a far away idea. It’s incredible what the Canadian government does for the arts.’ Violinist Iryna Krechkovsky

“You get to play on a piece of history for three years,” she said, enthusiastically. “I’m really excited.” As part of the contest, the young musician was required to submit a CD recording of one of her live performances and complete an essay outlining why she believes she is deserving of such an opportunity. She must perform an audition and complete an interview before a jury. If Krechkovsky wins, to play on one of these fine-stringed instruments would provide her “a real voice,

to say what I want to say” with her music. “It’s a great tool,” she said. Winners will be ranked and will get to choose the instruments according to their ranking, explained Krechovsky. Currently, she’s playing a modern instrument, created and built by a New Yorker in 2007. “It’s the first (violin) I’ve ever owned,” said Krechkovsky. She first picked up the instrument at the age of six. Krechkovsky hails from a musical family so it was natural that she would become a musician. “I’ve always taken it seriously – I’ve always loved it and known I do it,” she said. Currently, she is performing in a piano trio with her husband. The couple are artists-in-residence at the University of California. The two codirect chamber music at the Orange County Great Park, putting on free concerts. Krechkovsky will return to Toronto before the contest begins, which will give her ample opportunity to catch up with family. The competition results will be announced Sept. 26.

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High Park’s Iryna Krechkovsky is among 30 finalists from across Canada who will compete to be granted the use of one of the rare instruments, valued in the millions.

BIA seeks to transform St. Clarens Parkette Community brainstorming session set for Sept. 16 ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com St. Clarens Parkette is a small cityrun park with a few benches and some dated play equipment, but the Dundas West Business Improvement Area (BIA) thinks it could be much more. “We want to turn it into a little hub of activity,” said Helder Ramos, coordinator of the Dundas West BIA. “We think it’s in everyone’s best interest to have a park that is heavily used.” Currently the parkette, at 1717 Dundas St. W., is under-used, Ramos said. “Every time I walk by it, I don’t see anyone using it. It isn’t very well used,”

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This new mural in St. Clarens Parkette on Dundas Street West will set the stage for a community brainstorming session on how this small park could be improved. The mural will officially be unveiled at the beginning of a this brainstorming/re-vitalization meeting organized by the Dundas West Business Improvement Area on Sunday at the Parkette.

he said. “That may have something to do with the design.” But before any plans get underway to transform the park, the BIA wants to hear what the community and surrounding businesses would like there.

The BIA will host this brainstorming/re-vitalization meeting Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. at the St Clarens Parkette. To get the ideas flowing and start the planning off with a bang, the BIA will begin the afternoon by unveiling

a new mural, which has been installed in the parkette. “It is a mural that was put up a couple weeks ago,” Ramos said. The mural is made out of cut plywood and was designed by local artist José Ortega and sponsored by

the City of Toronto and the Dundas West BIA, with materials provided by Decor Terminal. “This year’s mural is a playful first step towards our goal of making this small parkette more attractive to local residents,” said Lubo Brezina, chair of the Dundas West BIA. Following the unveiling there will be a talk by Jutta Mason, from The Centre for Local Research into Public Space (CELOS), who has played a role in the transformation of Dufferin Grove Park, Campbell Park, MacGregor Park and the Wallace Emerson Rink. “Jutta will talk about trials and tribulations she has had over the years and the kinds of things we should have in place,” Ramos said. Following the talk, the floor will be open to the community and business owners to have their say. The brainstorming session is being done in advance of the DuWest BIA annual general meeting in November. At that time, Ramos said the board will take a look at all the ideas that come out of the session and see how to proceed.

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WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Rd. CONTACT: David Drake, 416-767-6122, www.humbercrest.ca, info@humbercrest.ca COST: Free Kick off weekend of celebrations including a family fun fair, guided tours, historical displays and a ‘Humbercrest Hootenanny’ tonight.

Prairie Dreamscapes: Re-Imagining Our Roots - Art Exhibit WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: KUMF Gallery/ Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, 2118A Bloor St. W., Ste. 204 CONTACT: Maria, 647-835-8841, kumf@bellnet.ca, www.kumfgallery.com An Art Exhibit of ACUA. Eighteen prominent Ukrainian artists from Alberta will feature over 30 pieces of artwork over a two-week period. Reception to follow.

Healey Willan Singers Women’s Choir Auditions WHEN: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. WHERE: Church of St. Martin in-theFields, 151 Glenlake Ave. CONTACT: Ron Cheung, 416-519-0528, www.healeywillansingers.ca, healeywillansingers@ yahoo.ca COST: Free The Healey Willan Singers is a non-profit women’s choir and is looking for new members for its 2012-13 season.

Junction Seniors’ Gathering WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Pascal’s Baguette and Bagels, 2904 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Eleanor Batchelder, 647-235-0843, seniors@junctionra.ca, 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.

Annual Book Sale WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., tomorrow noon to 5 p.m. WHERE: EmmanuelHoward Park United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave. COST: Free This huge book sale takes place over two days during the Roncesvalles Polish Festival. Proceeds support the church, which hosts an outreach program and various community activities.

Ward 13 Constituency Hours WHEN: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St. CONTACT: 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. Call for an appointment.

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the TTC board, is a request for proposal (RFP) was issued in May by the TTC for three pre-qualified telecommunications companies: Bell Mobility, Broadcast Australia and ExteNet Systems, based in Chicago. The winning bidder will be responsible for designing and installing a wireless network to work in TTC subway stations and platforms, but not tunnels. The provider would cover the estimated $50-million installation cost, in addition to an annual fee to cover operational costs. To satisfy a requirement of the Canadian RadioTelevision Telecommunication

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Transit riders remain in the dark for Internet use on subway system

TTC riders may notice of Bathurst and Adelaide Streets. s o m e t h i n g d i f f e re n t about the ‘next bus’ inforT h e T TC p l a n s t o mation posted in some eventually have next stations. bus screens at all of its The transit authority stations. will inform commuters Upfold, TTC’s chief when buses are departing, customer officer, said as opposed to when they the changes were made to are arriving, said spokesprovide riders with more person Chris Upfold. up-to-date information. Up f o l d s a i d t h e Users who use their adjusted schedules will be mobile devices will also displayed on the screens be able to access the at Main Street, Broadview, updated information via Spadina, Bathurst and the Next Bus application or by texting their stop Dundas West Stations and at bus shelters with number to 898882. LED displays, which are Up f o l d s a i d t h e located at Queen Street adjusted departure inforWest and Spadina Avenue, mation will apply to terSOAdReach#1(3.063x4):Layout 1 12-09-06 11:08 AM Page 1 as well as the intersection minus stops only.

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Opinion Ian Proudfoot Marg Middleton Peter Haggert Clark Kim Warren Elder Jamie Munoz

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Root cause of poverty needs to be addressed, says reader

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Terry Fox Run helps sustain a legacy of hope T

here’s a lesson for volunteer organizations to observe when it comes to the Terry Fox Run. The event has grown enormously over its 32 years and is now a worldwide undertaking – one that even goes beyond the traditional Sunday run in multiple locales. For example, there’s now a separate National School Run Day. There’s also an intriguing new initiative making its debut this year. Canadian university students are being urged to get involved with Terry’s Cause on our view Campus. Among its goals is “to inspire future generations You can honour with Terry’s story of courage, selflessness and hope.” So far, the memory of nine events are confirmed, including one in Toronto. Canadian hero Students at University of Toronto will participate in a run bringing students from all three of its campus locations (downtown Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough) to its Scarborough campus. While most of the university events are taking place Sunday, Toronto’s is scheduled for Oct. 3. It’s a fitting expansion for a number of reasons. Terry Fox was a first-year student at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. when he was diagnosed with bone cancer, which resulted in his right leg being amputated above the knee. The connection of this event to a university campus is an obvious one. Just as importantly, by directly engaging university students – our leaders of tomorrow – Terry Fox Run organizers are making a shrewd, sustainable investment in ensuring the continuation of Fox’s legacy. It also signals renewal. Many organizations run the risk of becoming irrelevant once the generation that created those organizations passes on. It’s a sad, but undeniable reality; volunteer organizations need to consider a form of succession planning if they hope to be sustainable. And there’s reason to hope. Our young people do volunteer. In a Statistics Canada report released earlier this year, titled Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians, nearly 60 per cent of Ontarians between the ages of 15 and 24 volunteered at least once in the previous 12 months. It’s the highest volunteer rate of the six age groups cited in the survey, and well above the provincial rate of 47.7 per cent. Participating in the Terry Fox Run is an excellent way to honour the memory of a bonafide Canadian hero. It always has been. 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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To the editor: It’s disheartening to learn funding for many of the youth programs and infrastructure projects in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods is running out. These initiatives provide young people with opportunities to gain valuable skills they can use to pursue job training or a post-secondary education. While these programs are important, they are only the first step and more needs to be done to stem poverty in priority neighbourhoods. The most effective way of eliminating poverty is to tackle its root causes: underemployment, unemployment and lower average pay for marginalized communities. Numerous studies have shown that marginalized communities have lower employment and participation rates and are compensated less for their labour. By minimizing labour market inequities, we as a society, can reduce poverty and its associated effects. Richard Sunichura

Ford’s political career will survive court case

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ob Ford was never going to get out of that courtroom unscathed, and by the time Clayton Ruby was finished with him on the stand last Wednesday, the Mayor of Toronto was pretty much on the ropes. At the end of it, our mayor emerged as a seemingly careless steward of the city, wilfully ignorant of the laws he had sworn to uphold, a passionate defender of the social benefits of high school football but disinterested in almost everything else. It’s not a surprise. If Ruby had been permitted to by Judge Charles Hackland, he might have been able to introduce a laundry list of stories with which we are all familiar regarding Ford’s behaviour. Ford’s lawyer Alan Lenczner successfully argued that questioning on those matters would do

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more than embarrass the mayor. It might also have embarrassed a great many voters – because let’s face it: No one who voted for him could say they weren’t told exactly the kind of guy Ford was. Now, he is facing the very real prospect of losing the job to which he was elected. He is accused of contravening the Ontario Municipal Conflict of Interest Act when he spoke and voted on the floor of council in February on a matter in which he had a financial interest: a requirement by Toronto

Council that he repay $3,150 to 11 lobbyists who donated to his football charity while he was a city councillor. Unless Judge Hackland is persuaded by Lenczner’s suite of finely-honed legal arguments – council had no authority to order the repayment; the mayor made an error in judgement in good faith; Ford’s interpretation of the Conflict of Interest Act (which he admitted to never having read) is correct – he will have little choice but to remove the mayor from office. Of course, there will be another election for the mayor should that happen. If the sentence comes down without also imposing a restriction preventing him from running, it could be that Ford becomes a candidate in the byelection called to replace him. It could be that he

would prevail in such a byelection on the well-worn narrative of victimhood: Rob Ford, the candidate who was removed from elected office by a judge for the crime of helping schools in poor neighbourhoods have football teams. If the judge imposes restrictions, count on him running again in the first election he can. And give him good odds of winning that one. Because the time has come to face facts: when it comes to Rob Ford, there is a large constituency of voters that don’t want to face facts when it comes to their candidate. Their love appears to be unconditional. n David Nickle is The Villager’s City Hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. contact him at dnickle@insidetoronto.com

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their ideas for how to build a better city,” McIsaac said. “One of the things we’ve realized is that people out there have so many great ideas and we want to hear them.” Guest blogger Kadeem Robin of

East Metro Youth Services – one of the United Way’s member agencies – will blog about the importance of positive role models for young people. “Not having a role model when I was younger caused me to seek out other people to fill that role,” he said.

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With the five-speed, holding it in second or third was the trick and I could actually feel each wheel dig as it passed over an outcrop. Helping was 220 mm of ground clearance, one of the highest in the segment and better than some SUVs. This, I thought, is why people buy a Subaru. In that one great snowstorm of the year, or the driving rain or just when you need it, knowing there is a proven AWD system on your side is worth it. As for the fun part, the Crosstrek will never be a STI or BRZ, but by keeping the revs up, the potential is definitely there. The interior was very Subaru being simple and uncluttered. The two XVs I tried both had the coal bin black interiors Subaru is so fond of but there is an ivory offered as well. On the exterior there are the usual hues but also a tangerine orange and a khaki that were both quite attractive and, with the orange in particular, making the Crosstrek stand out. Cargo space is what CUVs buyers want and the XV has it with 632 litres (22.3 cu ft) behind the second row 60/40 split fold second row seat. Thatπs enough for three golf bags or a mountain bike with both wheels attached. It will tow 680 kg and carry another 68 kg on the roof. Subaru arguably invented the crossover utility vehicle (CUV) with the first generation Forester sold here starting

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The interior of the 2013 is much improved with more soft touch materials and a more luxurious look all round.

Honda says the Accord has the roomiest cabin in the segment, although it is 90 mm shorter than the outgoing model.

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V6 engines and a six-speed manual for the four-cylinder. With these new power trains, the Accord becomes the first vehicle to employ Honda’s new Earth Dreams technology – dedicated to enhancing fuel efficiency and improving performance. V6 models with automatic transmission get variable cylinder management, which involves switching from six cylinders to three when demand for power is reduced, such as in highway cruising. Inside, the Accord has been upgraded considerably with much more soft touch materials, better seats and more overall interior space. Drivers and passengers alike will find a quieter cabin with much less wind and road noise evident. The ride and handling are improved as well, thanks in part to suspension changes. For example, MacPherson struts replace the previous Accord’s double wishbone setup in the front, reducing weight as well as noise, vibration and harshness within the cabin. The new Accord is seven per cent more aerodynamic than the outgoing model and that combined with the use of additional lighter weight high-strength steel helps with fuel economy and handling. Coupe prices will be released closer to launch time in November. – Metroland Media

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Performance-inspired five-door arrives this fall with Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine. The suggested retail price of the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS with a six-speed manual transmission begins at $25,060 including destination. Sonic RS with the available six-speed automatic transmission starts at $26,410. The performance-inspired

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NICK PAVLOV

SEPTEMBER 2012

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1.4m. A sensational luxury custom rebuild with approximately 2600 square feet of interior living space not including the finished basement. Fantastic hand-crafted solid wood PEROLA kitchen with chef appliances and massive island. Soaring ceiling heights, and quality finishes with strong attention to detail. SOLD in less than 120 hours. No lawn sign, no open house. If you are interested in finding out the value of your home, and how I would market it, please feel free to contact me anytime.

700k. Sold in 5 days, above the list price. No Lawn Signs and No Open House. A solid brick duplex with numerous period details. I believe in preparing every home with care and efficiency. Using my team the home was painted, cleaned, and partially updated. Chores that had not been done for quite sometime, were immediately completed. The result was a vastly improved product in a short period of time, that produced a total of 4 offers, and a sold price that my clients were very happy with.

700k. A detached home in the Runnymede and Bloor area with legal front pad parking. 3 bedrooms with 2 baths, detached brick with a wonderful south facing yard. This home was painted, staged, and all the minor repairs were completed. The result was a firm sale, above the asking price in a very short period of time. No lawn sign, and no open house.

RONCESVALLES

WONDERFUL JUNCTION VICTORIAN

700k. A wonderful 2.5 storey semi-detached on a superb street. Long, private and fully fenced private yard. Tons of potential and ideal opportunity to test your appetite for a renovation. Sold above asking in a very short period of time. No lawn sign and No Open house

We spend several weeks preparing the home for maximum impact. This including painting, brick washing, updating light fixtures, engaging our interior designer and architect. The result was a high sold price, several offers, without the inconvenience of any open house or lawn sign.

BEFORE

HARD LOFT

AFTER A stunning large loft in the core of the City. Using our interior designer, handyman, cleaners and photographer, we prepared the loft for the market. After a couple of days, our client received several offers and sold it well above the asking price. It even attracted the attention of the GLOBE and MAIL.

NICK PAVLOV www.nickpavlov.com nick@nickpavlov.com

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