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Chorley Park plans get mixed reviews JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com Rosedale and Moore Park residents are divided over plans to implement an asphalt switchback connecting Chorley Park to the Beltline Trail. The split opinions were on display at a public meeting held at Rosedale United Church in

which City of Toronto staff explained the impetus behind a plan that calls for a paved path zig-zagging down a slope linking the two areas and that has already led to the cutting down of some 130 trees. City staff offered a few alternate plans and heard feedback at a workshop, which was held simultaneously with a town hall

meeting. Residents voiced opinions which ranged from full support for the paved switchback plan to requests for a completely naturalized trail. Local councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam noted the meeting was called after opposition to the original plan swelled. “For those who asked us to

take a pause and take another look, that’s what we’re doing,” she said. She noted there have been calls to improve the trail between Chorley Park and the Beltline Trail for years, with safety a key priority, and that there was once an asphalt path there, but it was washed away >>>COMMUNITY, page 8

The Yonge Street Mission is sharing the gift of literacy when its Annual Community Book Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary. The downtown organization will distribute more than 30,000 books from its location, at 306 Gerrard St. E., with reading materials geared toward all ages and in a variety of genres. Those in attendance can also enjoy free coffee from Starbucks while they peruse the collection for free books. The book fair began as a community initiative for residents in Regent Park, St. James Town and Moss Park. In its first year, the mission saw roughly 15,000 books handed out to members of the public. Many of the books for this year’s book fair were collected from drop-off spots throughout the PATH underground walkway throughout the spring. The Yonge Street Mission partnered with Brookfield Properties to help ensure the fair’s success. In addition to fiction, nonfiction, travel books, cookbooks and other genres, there will be books available in several languages, which is ideal for the multicultural community the Yonge Street Mission serves. The book fair has a suggested minimum donation of $2. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 and Thursday, June 19 and from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, June 16 through Wednesday, June 18. More information at www. ysm.ca City: 13.8L/100 km1 Highway: 9.4L/100 km1

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Casa Loma will be the place to be for an early summer display of love. The castle will host as many as 150 simultaneous lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) weddings June 26 as World Pride comes to Toronto. Services will be performed for free, with officiants from a variety of faiths on hand. Couples can register until June 12 at http://prideweddingtoronto.com/ saturday fundraiser for red door K & S Value Centre Stores Inc., at 2570 Yonge St., will be donating 10 per cent of all sales to the Red Door Family Shelter, which is facing an uncertain future at its long-term home in Leslieville due to a complex real estate deal.

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Yonge-Dundas Square will once again host summer flicks with the return of its summertime City Cinema program. The free film series will kick off with To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 to help celebrate World Pride. Subsequent screenings will take place at sunset Tuesdays through Sept. 2. needs bright ideas worganization

Central Neighbourhood House is looking for public suggestions for projects the organization can endorse and fund. In past years, the Bright Ideas Symposium has led to a Kids’

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ids at Winchester Street Junior and Senior Public School will be better able to bury their noses in their favourite books. The school recently won $116,000 to revitalize its library through an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation grant. The grant came as a windfall for the downtown Toronto institution. “This year, we decided to make the library a hub for our community,” said Winchester principal Rita Tsiotsikas. “We’ve been holding monthly books and breakfast events where kids can come with their parents and enjoy story time and some good food.” Tsiotsikas said furnishing the library with new books was a necessity, largely because many of the books

already in the library were well-used by the school’s avid readers. “We have Winchester lifers who have been here from senior kindergarten who have had mostly the same books for their whole school careers,” she said. “The average book in our library now is 20 to 30 years old.” Other sources have provided some relief – the nearby Children’s Book Bank has made some donations and parents of Winchester students have raised funds to buy more chapter books – but to suddenly have $116,000 in the school’s coffers will allow the school to improve the offerings in its newly-renovated library in a big way. The school has applied for similar grants in the past, with judges for the Indigo Love of Reading grants offering feedback on their applications.

Winchester also spoke with previous winners Rose Avenue Public School to get additional information. Winchester received the news it had finally won on a stormy day in late May. “We like to say the sound that day wasn’t thunder, it was the sound of 430 kids being that excited over the fact we got $116,000,” Tsiotsikas said. The school’s win comes at an opportune time. Over the next year, Winchester will move closer to becoming a French immersion school, offering strictly French courses from senior kindergarten through Grade 6, and both French and English options for older students. “Trying to switch the library over has been a costly process,” Tsiotsikas said. “We still want to have French and English books in there because a lot of

We like to say the sound that day wasn’t thunder, it was the sound of 430 kids being that excited over the fact we got $116,000. – Principal Rita Tsiotsikas

our students want to read books they love in both languages, but we’re moving more toward French.” Kensington Community School also received an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation grant, bringing in $35,000. The two schools were among 20 high-needs Canadian institutions which shared $1.5 in grants this year.

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Winchester Junior and Senior Public School librarian Jeff Smith reads from, I will make miracles, during the school’s final Books and Breakfast event of the academic year last week. Winchester recently won a $116,000 grant from Indigo’s Love of Reading Foundation.

Self-publishing with Toronto Reference Library’s new ‘book machine’ JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com The Toronto Reference Library has long been a popular destination for those looking to enjoy the magic of books. As of Tuesday, it became a place where people can print their own. The Reference Library is now home to an Espresso Book Machine, which allows people to print bound, professional-looking, out-of-print public domain materials or books of their own. Dubbed Asquith Press, the service is yet another in a growing list of services the library offers, along with other new innovations such as 3D printing, 3D scanning and audio production. Dawn Connolly of the Toronto Reference Library’s Digital Innovation Hub said the press boasts a number of uses. “We offer a lot of (digital files) in our online archive, but we’re often asked if we have it in book form and if it hasn’t been reprinted, we usually don’t,” she said. “This will allow people to print their own copies of works that are in the public domain, but the

primary use for this kind of machine is self-publishing.” While it will obviously benefit budding authors, there are few limits to the press’ capabilities. Connolly said it could be used for anything from novels to cookbooks to memoirs to genealogies. It can be used to print books from 40 to 800 pages with full-colour covers and high-resolution black-and-white pages. “We have people on hand to make sure (users’) files will work with the machine, and the server can adjust files and realign them for printing,” she said. Individual copies of books can be printed in as little as five minutes, and users can watch it print, cut and bind the book. The Toronto Reference Library also offers a variety of services to help people publish their own books. “We’ll be holding classes to help people format their books and teach them some basics of self-publishing and we already have Photoshop classes to help people with cover art,” Connolly said. “Because the machine’s right next to our Digital Innovation Hub, there are a lot of tools

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Nina Munteanu displays her book, Metaverse, after publishing the volume at the Toronto Reference Library on Monday using the branch’s Espresso Book Machine.

people can access for free with a Toronto Public Library card.” The library even has an online formatting guide and links to editors, writers and designers through professional associations. The library charges a $25 set-up fee, plus $6 per book and four cents per page, including blank pages, for use

of the press. At those rates, 10 copies of a 150-page book would cost a very reasonable $145 plus tax. Writers looking to print multiple copies can print off one copy to proofread before completing a full run. Asquith Press joins a similar press at the University of Toronto as the only two presses of their kind in

Toronto. Author Nina Munteanu, a University of Toronto writing professor who will teach classes at the Toronto Public Library, was one of Asquith Press’ first customers. While she has a publisher, she printed copies of her latest book, Metaverse, using the Espresso Book Machine when she needed copies in

a hurry. “The fact that something like this is here in the library is so awesome, and they offer ancillary guides and workshops, all free,” she said. “It’s opening up all kinds of creativity. It’s a huge deal in terms of artistic license.” The press marks a step back in time in an era of increasing digitization. While a growing number of people are reading e-books, the demand for actual printed material has not dropped off. “The word in the publishing business is ‘hybrid,’” Munteanu said. “Publishers are telling writers to keep an eye on all formats – print, e-books and audiobooks.” While Asquith Press just opened on Tuesday, it was already creating a buzz, with several library patrons expressing an interest in seeing their own work published. Connolly said she hopes the press gives people yet another reason to visit the Reference Library.

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ffordable housing in Toronto Centre. Improving opportunities for youth in Etobicoke North. Hospital mergers in Scarborough-Guildwood. Helping immigrants transition smoothly in Toronto. Accessibility in Parkdale-High Park. Should the city walk away from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)? These were just a few of the issues we put to provincial candidates leading up to tonight’s provincial election. So many more issues were raised throughout the campaign with those hoping to fill seats in the legislature – during our view Ontario debates, at your front door or on the streets. Keep local Regardless of how you voted – or how you’re intending to vote issues at – remaining politically engaged after the results are tallied is far forefront more important. We, the electorate, more often than not engage only during an election campaign – when it’s exciting to do so. Rarely do we continue that engagement between elections. This reality is unfortunate. Change is made every day, when residents across the city (and the province) continue to push what is important to them. Granted, not everything makes it to the top of a growing list of issues, but not demanding better of our politicians certainly doesn’t change a thing. Health care, education, jobs, the economy, transportation – these are big ticket items that impact the entire province, but it’s the local issues like decisions at the OMB that impact a community and really makes a difference in the everyday lives of Torontonians. After the dust settles, and another provincial government is elected, it is time for residents to continue to push on those important issues. Send letters to your newly elected or re-minted MPP, attend town halls, join a residents’ association, bring your neighbours together to fight for something important. Do something. That way, when it’s time to head to the polls once again, you know that you’ve at least tried to make a difference.

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Long municipal campaign good for voters Nearly six months into Toronto’s marathon mayoral race, leading candidate Olivia Chow has presented a novel idea: cut six months off the race, and let things get rolling on Canada Day. It’s n o t h i n g t h a t w e haven’t heard before. Toronto elects a mayor like nobody else, with a campaign period starting on Jan. 2 and continuing until late October. If there’s high interest in the position that year — whether for a lack of incumbent or, as in the case this year, a polarizing one — voters can be subjected to news clips, debates, op-ed pieces and now clever YouTube videos with a foot in all four seasons. It’s expensive and daunting and sometimes a little boring. Well, maybe not that last one. But Chow suggests that it is all a bit much — that there is nothing that can be said in 10 months that can’t also be said in four.

david nickle the city Chow does have a point. But it’s hard to say that a tiresome and lengthy debate about the future of our city is particularly harmful to that future. The fact is that while the campaign period runs a year, in times of complacency — the elections before the second terms of former mayors Mel Lastman and David Miller come to mind — the campaigns don’t really run that long at all. There was certainly some hand-wringing in 2006, when Miller gamely defended his mayoralty against city councillor Jane Pitfield and lawyer Stephen LeDrew, but that race didn’t really get going until the summer. And in 2000, Lastman barely bothered to run a campaign, as only the late Tooker Gomberg ran against him.

Toronto elects a mayor like nobody else, with a campaign period starting on Jan. 2 and continuing until late October.

But in years where the choice is less clear, our long campaign period offers advantages to voters that might be easy to overlook. First, it allows us to meet the candidates — and the candidates to meet us. A good mayoral candidate will start making the rounds of community groups early and often, both for the purpose of fundraising and for the purpose of building a platform. When not abused, this is exceedingly healthy — it keeps municipal government real, in a way that other more distant governments often aren’t. It also allows candidates who may not have the highest profiles a chance to build

those, outside the extraordinary advantages of celebrity and wealth that only a few can bring to the table. C h ow, f o r i n s t a n c e , entered the race with a well-established profile that included a well-timed book tour for her autobiography. John Tory entered the race a popular talk radio host with a long history in Toronto and Ontario politics. Rob Ford’s an incumbent from a wealthy family. So it’s good to be a Chow or a Tory or even a Ford in a four month campaign: not so much a Karen Stintz or a David Soknacki, who are still, six months in, struggling to build their own profiles. And unless we want to limit our mayoral choices to the rich and famous, it’s not so good to be us either. This is one issue that might be best to let lie.

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Health and Beauty Day WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Central Eglinton Community Centre, 160 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: Nancy Lyon, 416-392-0511, ext. 225 Enjoy exhibits and demonstrations on all facets of health and beauty: skin care, massage therapy, natural products, fitness, aromatherapy, meditation and more. In the Pink Cafe, games and door prizes. Free admission, free gifts (while supplies last). The Summer Antique Glass Lover’s Show and Sale WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. CONTACT: Sean George, 416-294-3005 COST: Free Every June, Lawrence Park Community Church turns into a mirage of antique glass. Everything from 1860 to 1960. Show and sale hours are Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pants Off for Prostate Cancer WHEN: 8 to 11 p.m. WHERE: The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. CONTACT: www.pantsoff.ca/toronto COST: $110 plus Hundreds of young professionals will drop their trousers and flaunt their legs at the fifth annual Pants Off for Prostate Cancer: Protect Your 5-Hole,

looking ahead w Sunday, June 22 Get Into Sailing WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Outer Harbour Centerboard Club, 14 Regatta Rd. CONTACT: Tom Winskell, 647-774-1311, info@sailingfanatics.ca COST: Free Try sailing in a range of different sailboats. There will be food, members and sailing instructors to talk to. Free.

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which will transform The Hoxton into a hockey-themed paradise with ice sculptures, hockey memorabilia, hockey-inspired activities and a menu of fan food.

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HOPE Volleyball WHEN: 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Toronto Centre Island CONTACT: info@ hopevolleyball.com The annual HOPE Charity Volleyball Tournament offers a DJ, beer garden, auction, prizes and giveaways. Money goes to Kids, Cops & Computers and Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Taste of Little Italy WHEN: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. WHERE: Little Italy, College Street COST: Free Now in its 16th year, The Taste of Little Italy is one of Toronto’s most beloved festivals. Maximum Velocity Fundraiser WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. WHERE: The Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St. E. CONTACT: https://maximumveloc-

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ston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave. CONTACT: Sahel Zreik, 647388-0115 COST: $10 A movie screening event featuring Polish filmmaker Michal Przedlacki’s documentary about the dramatical changes in the lives of ordinary Aleppo citizens facing extremely horrifying situations.

Central Eglinton Community Centre, 160 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: Call Sherri Bulmer, 416-392-0511, ext. 228 to register COST: $5 for nonmembers Bartender Bulmer will be serving a variety of delicious non-alcoholic beverages; music and party games for those 50 plus.

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Tai chi WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. CONTACT: 416-973-4000 COST: Learn the movements of this ancient Chinese martial art. Tai chi, an ancient Chinese exercise for health, cultivates both body and mind to restore and maintain good health. Today, tai chi is one of the world’s most popular exercises, which is practiced by millions of people of all ages. Tai chi has an extra degree of stretching and turning in each movement.

Chessfest at Harbourfront Centre WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. CONTACT: 416-973-4000 COST: Free The Chess Institute of Canada and the Annex Chess Club bring chess to the waterfront, with tournaments, two giant chess sets, a historical display and learning opportunities for budding enthusiasts.

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Love and Relationships in Nichiren Buddhism WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St. CONTACT: 416-654-3211, ext. 5, www.sgicanada.org COST: Free An introduction to Buddhism by way of the Buddhist view on love and relationships in life.

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World Cup: catch all the action in Toronto T

he World Cup begins today in Brazil, and fans across Toronto are preparing to wave their flags as they cheer on their favourite teams. Other than being in Brazil for this year’s world championship of soccer, which runs from June 12 to July 13, Toronto is probably the best place in the world for fans to catch the action. And our newspapers and our special World Cup Toronto website at www. insidetoronto.com/worldcupTO are the best places for coverage on the tournament in our city. Here’s how it works: • Enter www.insidetoronto.com/worldcupto and you will see the flags of all 32 teams taking part. Click on the flag of your favourite country. • Now on your country’s site, you can see stories on the best places in the Greater Toronto Area to catch events linked to the team, stories on the teams, news stories and ultimately viewers’ guides about the World Cup in general. • There are recipes from all 32 countries for those interested in hosting a party, or just like the idea of trying different foods. Other stories will celebrate the many cultures who enjoy the World Cup. • We have a number of bloggers writing about the teams they are following. The World Cup starts June 12 with a game between host Brazil and Croatia at 3 p.m. (EST) in Sao Paulo. There are 32 teams taking

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Claudia Tavernese, left, Daniel Onorati and Alex Pizzitelli react following a goal by Slovakia against Italy during the broadcast of the teams’ 2010 World Cup match at Café Diplomatico in June 2010.

part in this year’s World Cup, broken up into eight groups of four. After playing each other in group play between June 12 and 26, the top two teams in each group will advance to the Round of 16 which begins June 28. Many Toronto neighbourhoods are known as gathering places for fans of certain countries to watch their teams’ games. In Toronto, these areas include Little Italy, Little Portugal, Koreatown, Corso Italia, and Greektown on the Danforth to name a few. See our story on the eight great places to watch a World Cup game in Toronto at www.insidetoronto.com/ sports-story/4550511toronto-s-eight-greatplaces-to-watch-the-worldcup The weekend of June 14 and 15 will be a big one for Toronto fans, with seven games slated over the Saturday and Sunday

– many of them featuring teams with large fan bases in the city. Greece will be in action at noon Saturday against Colombia, which should mean thousands of fans along Danforth Avenue between Jones and Chester. Italy also takes on England at 6 p.m. on Saturday, which will mean an exciting night along College Street and St. Clair Avenue West. Other games this Saturday are Uruguay against Costa Rica at 3 p.m.; and Ivory Coast against Japan at 9 p.m. On Sunday, Switzerland takes Ecuador at noon, France plays Honduras at 3 p.m. and Argentina meets Bosnia-Herzegovina at 6 p.m. For a complete World Cup schedule, visit us at www. insidetoronto.com/sportsstory/4567157-world-cup-2014complete-schedule/

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Community given six options to consider, final expected in August >>>from page 1 in a flash flood 25 years ago. “We want to make sure an opportunity for access and we want to protect the ravine,” she said. “Our top priority is to protect the ravine and stop it from further erosion.” City of Toronto manager of urban forest renewal Beth McEwen noted there were five main goals the city hopes to meet in upgrading the trail between Chorley Park and

the Beltline. Those include creating a path that is safe for users; protecting butternut and other native trees; protecting the environment and planting new native plants; addressing the slope’s stability and concerns over erosion; and establishing a long-term, low-maintenance solution. She said the removal of trees earlier this year, which angered many residents, included the cutting down

of non-native species, such as Norway maples, as well as trees that had been impacted by Emerald ash borer beetles. “Some of the tree cutting we did was perhaps justifiable,” she said, to some derisive laughter from those who opposed the tree removal. Safety of the slope, particularly given soil erosion, was another key concern. “The forest to the north

is growing on a very steep s l o p e ,” Mc Ew e n s a i d . “Because of the past history and concerns over slope stability, we proposed the new trail and retaining walls.” She noted erosion on the slope was likely to worsen in time. City staff tabled six options for those in attendance to review. The first proposes no formal trails with existing trails closed off and trees and shrubs replanted. The second calls for the original switchback proposal, with a three-metre wide, moderately sloping paved trail leading from Douglas Drive through the park and zig-zagging down the hill. Three options call for modified switchbacks with less paved surface, while the sixth proposes a metal staircase with a smooth trough which cyclists can lead their bikes up. Following the meeting, city staff gathered the information presented. They will review

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Area residents are upset over clear-cutting of green space in Chorley Park to accommodate plans to install a paved switchback on the park hill.

and publish the results in the coming days and are expected to consult with local residents groups later this month. An online survey, which will most likely be up and running in July, will allow residents to

offer more feedback, with the City expected to announce a final decision on the design in August.

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Brother act at Argos training camp NORM NELSON nnelson@insidetoronto.com Former Northern Secondary School grad Matt Black, who finally nailed down the starting job as free safety for the Toronto Argos last season, had this to say at a recent press conference introducing a potential rival for his hard-won position. “So how do you feel about spending the whole year on the bench because I’m the number one guy?” To which his younger rival shot back: “I hope you got another job because you got a kid to feed, man.” Now, of course, with this kind of confrontation, there could only be two alternatives: mortal enemies, or loving brothers. Fortunately, for the Argos’ team morale it’s the latter case as they selected Eric Black, who spent the previous four years with Saint Mary’s in Halifax, in the fifth round. Both brothers suited up for the Red Knights at Northern Secondary and both also played their club football for the Metro Toronto Wildcats

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Eric Black, left, seen in action with Saint Mary’s, has joined his brother, veteran Matt Black, at the Argos training camp. Both are Northern Secondary grads.

based out of Esther Shiner Stadium. But because of their ages – Matt is 29 and Eric just turned 23 last month (May) – the Argos represent the brothers’ first real opportunity to play in the same league at the same time. Finally handed a starter’s job in the backfield last season, Matt ran with it, producing the best stats of his five-year career, all with the Argos, including

his first two interceptions and first touchdown along with 34 tackles (which was more than the previous four years combined in which he played back-up). And he still played special teams with 11 tackles. At the press conference in which he was interviewed by his brother, Eric promised he’ll come in with his older brother’s attitude. “I’m hoping to come in and just be a real workhorse. The more you can do, right. Just try to be as helpful as I can in any way I can.” Eric was understandably thrilled to be selected to the same team as his brother – and his own hometown. “I get to stay home in Toronto. I get to play in front of my friends. I get to play with my brother in front of my mom.” All seriousness aside, however, Matt did ask his brother: “which jersey is mom going to wear on game day?” “C’mon she’s wearing mine. She loves me more you know,” retorted the younger brother.

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Popular community fishing event returning to Scadding Court Friday The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city.Toronto thrives on your great ideas and actions. We invite you to get involved.

JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com In what has fast become an annual tradition, Scadding Court Community Centre will give anglers of all ages and experience levels a chance to land a trout right in the heart of the city. The pool, at the west downtown community centre, will be filled with rainbow trout. Students and other residents are invited to fish starting on Friday, June 13. “Starting in the morning until about 3 o’clock on weekdays, we’ll have school groups and children with disabilities in, and then after that it will be open to the public,” said Scadding Court executive director Kevin Lee. While local school groups are the primary beneficiaries, kids from Camp Oochigeas – which caters to children living with cancer – and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital will also enjoy the fishing pool. “Some of the kids come in on stretchers, and you can see it in their eyes when a fish bites,” Lee said. “It’s really cool to see.” In addition to providing a fun, simulated wilderness experience, Gone Fishin’ also teaches kids about the ecology, the environment, nutrition and where their food comes from. Catching the fish is only part of the fun. For a nominal fee, anglers can have their fish cooked right outside the community centre in a variety of shipping container eateries. “We have a lot of vendors participating from Market 707,” Lee said. “People can catch fish, we’ll clean them and they can take them to vendors to have them done in different styles – Mediterranean, Asian, Caribbean, whatever they feel like.” The first batch of 750 trout was dumped into the pool on Wednesday, June 11 to give them time to get acclimated to the conditions. Another 750 will be added to the pool on Tuesday, June 17. Gone Fishin’ will be open to the public from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays from June 13 through 21. People are asked

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Simon Gracias gets a hand from Scadding Court volunteer Lisa Powell as he proudly holds up the first fish he ever caught during Scadding’s 2013 Gone Fishin’ event.

to pay $3 to catch their first fish and $3.50 per fish thereafter, with an additional $1 fee per fish cleaned.

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Monday, June 16, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm North York City Centre Memorial Community Hall (Burgundy Room) 5110Yonge St. (Yonge Street north of Sheppard Ave.) Subway:Yonge Line to NorthYork Centre

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm Metro Hall (Rotunda) 55 John St. (John & King St. W.) Subway: University Line to St. Andrew

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 3819 Bloor St. W. (just west of Kipling) Subway: Bloor/Danforth Line to Kipling Background The City is developing a LongTerm Waste Management Strategy for Toronto that will provide a framework for solid waste management policy decisions over the next 30 to 50 years. How should we manage our remaining garbage even after reuse, recycling, and composting? Our goal is to find solutions that are cost-effective, socially acceptable, and environmentally sustainable. We want to receive your input on current programs and any other ideas on how to improve waste management inToronto. Residents of all ages are welcome. To receive updates, get on the electronic mailing list: www.is.gd/wastestrategy (click 'Send') Visit us online at www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy / Follow us at #TOwastestrategy If you have further questions about this strategy or want to be added to the mailing list, please contact: Kate Kusiak, Public Consultation Unit 55 John Street, Metro Hall, 19th Floor wastestrategy@toronto.ca 416-392-3760 Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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Creative! Top, Victoria Maviea, left, and Jefferson Perico perform a karaoke duet during the MATECA Arts Festival held at the University of Toronto campus on Saturday afternoon. The festival showcased a range of artists, from painters to hip-hop dancers. Left, Alex Driscoll performs a song, while right, Lingyi He, centre, taps into her creativity to help artist Travis Stedmond complete his painting.

While Nate Wilson may only be 17 years old, he’s already an accomplished and awardwinning filmmaker. A Grade 12 student at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, he recently received The Gertrude Löwengren Award for Best Film, grades 9 to 12, Fiction, for his short film Glow, a story about a boy named Tavis who believes his parents are being manipulated by an otherworldly force that makes them happy. The award Wilson received is part of the TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase, a high-profile showcase for this year’s best films by Ontario students in grades 9 to 12. This year’s showcase featured 22 short films by 36 young filmmakers. “The high school division of Jump Cuts highlights the creativity, originality and unique vision of up-and-coming filmmakers, and continues our commitment to engage and support youth, allowing teens to use filmmaking to communicate issues they are passionate about,” said Elizabeth Muskala, director of TIFF Kids, in a release.

The TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase also includes an awards ceremony, which was held May 20 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. A team of esteemed film industry professionals chose the four winning films. “It was awesome to win, but just to be there and get involved with other young filmmakers was the coolest part; to be able to meet other people who are doing similar stuff,” said Wilson, who lives in Leslieville near Queen Street East and Greenwood Avenue. Wilson started making films as a child when he attended Kew Beach Public School, near Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue. “I’ve made movies from a very young age. I used to make little shorts when I was nine or 10 years old,” said Wilson, sharing how his “ambitious ideas” led him to film a short at the Bloor Cinema when he was 12 years old. “(Making films) is just something I’ve always wanted to do.” When Wilson first entered high school, he saved up enough money to purchase a good quality video camera.

“I got it before I really knew how to use it. Now, I use it all the time,” he said. Fast-forward four years, Wilson has since made several films, including MOODKILLER, a six-minute short that screened at the 2013 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Prior to that, he submitted a three-minute short to a TIFF-run 24-hour filmmaking contest and won $500 for his three-minute short, Spaceman. “That gave me the confidence to keep making films,” said Wilson, whose two-minute horror short, The Crimson Thread, was also recently selected to play in Canadian filmmaker Bruce MacDonald’s Halloween-themed horror flick, Hellions. Glow, which is just 90 seconds long, is his biggest accolade to date. He also recently submitted the film as part of his application to Ryerson University’s film production program. With an interest in writing and storytelling, Wilson said he might also like to study English and humanities at university.

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Fantastic renovated sprawling bungalow in Caledon. 390 ft frontage x 1095 ft deep lot with pond, 4 car garage/separate workshop on paved road, modern kitchen, granite countertop, open concept layout, sunken living room, master bedroom retreat with sitting area + magnificent ensuite walkout basement only $799,900!!

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Patience paying off for local micro-brewery owner MARK CADIZ ccm@insidetoronto.com The thirst for craft beer in Ontario is booming as local breweries continue to rack up national accolades. Award-winning Black Oak Brewing (www.blackoakbeer. com), one of the early craft breweries based in Etobicoke, has been contributing to the rise in beer culture. City Centre resident Ken Woods, owner and president of the brewery, said sales have dramatically increased since 2011. A sign of happier days perhaps, since things haven’t always been so cheery in the Ontario craft beer industry. “It was a lot harder than I thought,” Woods said. “I thought people would respond better especially based on some successes by other breweries at the time, but to get the traction and start building sales it was tough.” Up until the recent surge in demand the Ontario craft brewing market was far

behind Quebec and British Columbia, which had longer histories in brewing beers. “The challenge in the Ontario industry was more about market awareness of craft beer and the willingness of people to try it wasn’t there,” Woods said. In 2008, Black Oak Brewing left its Oakville home since 1999 for Etobicoke, wanting to be closer to their main customers in Toronto. Call it perfect timing because it was around that time that local beer culture started its upswing. Black Oak’s head brewer and Bloor West Village resident Jon Hodd has been brewing beer for seven years and has noticed a significant change in beer awareness among consumers. “A large amount of the general public these days know a lot about craft beer and their local breweries,” Hodd said. “They are accepting and loving the new flavours Ontario is producing. People that used to drink

A large amount of the general public these days know a lot about craft beer and their local breweries. – head brewer Jon Hodd

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Black Oak Brewing owner and president Ken Woods has garnered nation-wide attention for his brewery’s pale ales and nut brown ales.

classic lagers are now asking their local bars about India Pale Ales or wheat beers.” Long gone are the days of just finding classic mainstream lagers at your local hole-in-the-wall. Hodd said people today are really into what is being produced locally and are not afraid of a new flavour experience.

The market has changed. Thankfully the bustling restaurant and bar scene have had their hand in helping develop the craft beer market making the transition easier for the weary beer drinkers of Ontario. Many are interested in bringing something different and something local, which

makes a huge difference for breweries. For many years beers from Europe reigned supreme, but local breweries like Black Oak are now stepping up and saying they can make beer that is just as good, if not better. Another sign the beer culture is thriving are beer festivals and beer tours that have been popping up around the province. The Session Craft Beer Festival, a staple beer event, enters its fourth year bringing together 30 Ontario breweries, including Black Oak, and their supporters. Events like these are not only good for local busi-

nesses, but it contributes to the overall growth of beer culture. And for those aspiring brewers, Hodd said a lot of patience and a good work ethic is required. “There is so much science, engineering and chemistry that goes into beer making I definitely consider myself very young at it,” Hodd said. Beer events give the brewers a chance to experiment, get creative and make new exciting beers. Sponsored by Metroland Media, the Session Craft Beer Festival – part of Ontario Craft Beer Week – will take place at Yonge-Dundas Square tomorrow and Saturday. For more information on Session, visit www.sessiontoronto.com For more information on Ontario Craft Beer Week, visit www.ocbweek.ca

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Careers

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HUGE STREET SALE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH!

Seven (7) houses on Ashgrove Place (near Lawrence East and Don Mills) will have tons of items for sale - the houses include #s 15, 24, 26, 29, 32, 35 and 36. The sale items include furnishings, art, computers, electronics, toys, sports equipment, clothing, books, patio furniture, BBQs etc! Two of the families are permanently leaving the country and everything must go! Starts at 8am until everything is gone!

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How to do it: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3 by 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

last week’s answers

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