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Ford gets feedback on iconic Sam sign DAVID NICKLE firstname.lastname@example.org The iconic Sam the Record Man sign should either be placed in its original spot on Yonge Street or just around the corner on Gould Street, said Mayor
Rob Ford Monday, following a meeting with Ryerson officials as well as area businesses and residents. “I’m flexible,” said Ford. “I said, you know I listen to the taxpayers. I said to the residents where do you want it to go.
“There were a few locations brought up – but the original location’s fine with me, Gould Street’s fine with me. “Yonge and Dundas Square came up. I don’t want to say it was crystal clear, but the general consensus was let’s go with the
top two.” Ford had sat down with the interested parties a week before Toronto Council meets to discuss the matter of the sign, which was removed and stored during the demolition of the >>>ryerson, page 12
For years, development in the Yonge and Eglinton area has been handled in a piecemeal fashion, leaving local residents in the lurch as they have tried to preserve green space. That is set to change with an initiative underway to create a plan for the midtown area to help set guidelines and improve the public realm. Labeled a growth area, the area surrounding the busy intersection has been hamstrung not only by the fact that it is served by three councillors but also by the fact that development applications to the south of Eglinton go to Toronto and East York Community Council while those to the north are brought to North York Community Council. As such, they were subject to rulings by different planning staff and different councillors. “The ratepayers complained that it was confusing for them and they were worried that with the different jurisdictions, they >>>first, page 13
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Eglinton Crosstown LRT set for today wmeeting How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT service improve community life? That’s the topic of an upcoming meeting presented in partnership by Metroland Media Toronto and Toronto Public Library. Amid all the debate about our transit system, one project is actually being built. In seven years the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will run from Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy in the east. Join us for a discussion on how the big dig on Eglinton can become a catalyst for community life. The Oct. 3 session, featuring speakers and discussion how to capitalize on the opportunity, is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the multipurpose room of the Kennedy/Eglinton public library branch. “This is all about building strong communities,” said Metroland Media Toronto editorin-chief Peter Haggert.
“We’d like to explore just how this transportation system can increase the health and vibrancy of our community – but we need your input. We do hope you attend.” T h e Ke n n e d y / Eg l i n t o n library is at 2380 Eglinton Ave. E. Similar sessions will be held at Northern District public Library (Oct. 10) and Mount Dennis Public Library (Oct. 17.) offers downtown free workouts wYteens
Teens in downtown Toronto can keep fit by taking part in Friday afternoon boot camp sessions. The free weekly workouts are open to teens aged 14 to 18 and no registration is necessary. They take place on Fridays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in Studio 2 at the Metro Central YMCA, 40 Grosvenor St. El Mocambo wants help cooking up new ideas The owners of the legendary
El Mocambo are reaching out to the public to find ways to save the historic venue. The tavern has gone through tumultuous times recently and will host a free barbecue party on Saturday to drum up support and ideas. The event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. at the El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave.
for breastfeeding at the 2013 Annual Toronto Breastfeeding Challenge. The event will feature a nursing apparel fashion show, live music, an infant and child judo demonstration, hors d’oeuvres and more. The challenge will take place at 918 Bathurst Street from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
first meeting for corktown common group Months after Corktown Common opened to rave reviews at the foot of River Street, a group of residents is looking to ensure the park continues to fulfill its potential. Anyone interested in joining Friends of Corktown Common is invited to the group’s first meeting at the Corktown Common pavilion at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Downtown Toronto Disability Pride March More than 100 disabled people and supporters will take to the streets for the third annual To r o n t o D i s a b i l i t y Pr i d e March. The march raises awareness of the issues and barriers facing those with disabilities. The walk will start at Queen’s Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday and end at Ryerson’s School of Disability Studies at 4 p.m.
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aving grown up in an at-risk community, midtown Toronto gym owner Alex Savva knows first-hand the importance of fitness as a tool to motivate youth and teach them discipline. Savva, president and founder of CircuitFIT gym near Mount Pleasant Road and Davisville Avenue, grew up in Flemingdon Park and managed to set himself on the right path despite knowing many who did not. “It was a pretty tough neighbourhood and fitness was a positive outlet for me,” he said. “I had a lot of friends who got involved with crime, gangs and violence.” Savva is also the co-founder of supplement company PHARMAFREAK, and it is through this company that he first reached out to Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services in hopes of making a difference in the lives of the youngsters there. Savva has begun inviting at-risk youngsters from the Chalkfarm community to drop by his gym for regular competitions. By taking part in the
events, the youth are kept off the streets and offered a better way to channel their energy. “I know this works from my own experience,” he said. The competitions, known as GoodFit Battles, originally saw Savva bring his training to the Chalkfarm community. Recently, the gym owner has started bringing as many as 30 youngsters and teens aged 12 to 17 from that area to the midtown gym to compete, with local residents and CircuitFIT members invited in to join in or cheer them on. “I tailor each competition differently, but the goal is to make it fun and get kids out to the gym,” Savva said. “It’s a good way to get people from the two communities together.” Teen Lincoln McIntosh was one of the competitors at the most recent session. He said the competition was a fun way to spend a day. “We did some cardio, some tire flips, they gave us a bag of weights and had us run up some stairs,” he said. “It was hard, but it was fun to be in the competition and the people were really nice.”
Youth from the Wilson Avenue and Jane Street area participate in the recent GoodFit Battles outreach program hosted by gym owner Alex Savva, right, at his CircuitFIT gym on Mount Pleasant Avenue.
McIntosh added someone he knows at his gym in the Chalkfarm community signed him up for the competition and, while it was a sudden decision,
he was happy to get a chance to contribute. “I only got a few days training in, but I think I finished third,” he said.
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Northern Secondary students aim to improve teen driver safety JUSTIN SKINNER email@example.com Northern Secondary School Grade 12 students Colin Goad and Melissa Tigert are well aware great strides need to be made to improve teen driver safety. For that reason, the students are serving as student ambassadors for a new campaign by not-for-profit safety organization Parachute and State Farm insurance to create a national Teen Driver Safety Week. Goad and Tigert are among a small number of teen ambassadors for the campaign under Parachute’s nation-wide Project Gearshift initiative. “We want to address youth driving safety because (unsafe driving) is the No. 1 killer of youth right now in Canada,” Goad said. “Here in Toronto, because it’s such an urban centre, we want to focus specifically on pedestrian safety and try to avoid pedestrian collisions.” The students, in collaboration with Northern’s SMARTRISK team, have been conducting pedestrian blitzes and other events to address safety on and around the streets of
We want to address youth driving safety because (unsafe driving) is the No. 1 killer of youth right now in Canada. – Colin Goad
midtown Toronto. One such event, dubbed Pause for Applause, saw students actually go out and cheer pedestrians who used crosswalks instead of crossing at unsafe points. “Jaywalking’s one of the most prevalent issues, especially in Toronto, but we also want to talk to people about distracted driving – texting or calling people while you drive,” Tigert said. The push for a Teen Driver Safety Week is also well underway in Alberta and New Brunswick, with Goad and Tigert carrying the torch for Ontario as two of six national ambassadors. Alex Kelly of Parachute said Northern was an ideal school from which to choose student ambassadors. “Northern’s always had a strong injury prevention focus and we’ve
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Northern Secondary School grade 12 students Melissa Tigert and Colin Goad are advocating safe youth driving.
worked with them for the past few years,” she said. “We have other schools in Ontario who run injury prevention programs, but Northern’s an urban school so they can come at it from the perspective of teen
driver safety issues in cities.” That was key, as the other participating communities are focusing on issues less specific to cities, such as impaired driving. State Farm is looking to get more
schools involved in the project through Celebrate My Drive (www. celebratemydrive.com), with participating schools eligible to win cash prizes. In Toronto, meanwhile, Goad and Tigert are looking to spread the word among not only their high school but others as well. “We’re talking to a bunch of industry professionals and policy-makers, people from the TTC and (Toronto Centre MPP) Glen Murray’s office to address the problem,” Goad said. Tigert noted the key is to get the word out to as many people as possible, adding the feedback they have received has been promising so far. “We’ve had pretty good response from the school as well as from parents,” she said. “We want to make everyone aware of it.” The students along with Parachute and State Farm are hoping to have Oct. 20 to 26 recognized as Teen Driver Safety Week.
For more information about the project, visit Celebrate My Drive at www.celebratemydrive.com
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rudent health measure or nanny state legislation? When Toronto council meets next month, it is scheduled to consider implementing tough new measures on outdoor smoking in the city. These are recommendations proposed by the city’s board of health in an attempt to curb exposure to secondhand smoke. Of the series of recommendations the board made this week, one of them includes asking council to make it illegal to smoke within nine metres of the entrance to all public buildings in the city. The board of health’s recommendation that sports fields and “specific park amenities” go smoke-free as well needs parks and environment committee approval on Oct. 23 before it can go to council. Other health board recommendations, including the banning of smoking on restaurant patios, would require a change to provincial legislation and can’t be imposed by the city. While the board endorsed the our view recommendations, Mayor Rob Ford has called the plan “nanny Smoking ban state” legislation. When it comes to new legislais for greater tion of any sort, we ask: Is the legislation practical? And is it for good the greater good? On the first question, when it comes to banning smoking within nine metres of a public building, we do question the practicality of enforcing such a law and would like to see specific details of how the city plans to deal with that. On the second question, it’s hard to argue that it isn’t for the greater good. In a report to the board of health last September titled ‘The Burden of Illness from Tobacco in Toronto’, Medical Officer of Health Dr. David McKeown noted tobacco use and second-hand smoke remain the leading causes of preventable death in Canada. In Toronto, adult smoking rates have “seen a slowed decline since 2001,” the report said, suggesting expanded tobacco control is needed to further reduce the risks posed from second-hand smoke. The proposals announced this week stem from McKeown’s report. What council must do is ensure the new measures are enforceable and measurable. “The history of trying to reduce the harm caused by smoking in Toronto is one of incremental measures,” McKeown said this week, acknowledging a total ban on smoking is “not a practical objective in the short term.” It’s Toronto council’s job to ensure this next step in the interest of public health is the right one.
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Ford bypassing meat of the matter to focus on gravy Mayor Rob Ford was unusually boisterous Monday when he faced reporters alongside a crowd of music industry executives to talk about his trip to Austin, Texas. I suspect it wasn’t just the prospect of visiting the Lone Star State that had him going. The real boost likely came from the matter of the Pan Am Games overexpenditures, and the afterglow of the scandal of the $2,500-a-bum councillors’ chairs. The chairs were ordered by an unnamed staff person; actually replicas of the chairs they were replacing: chairs that had been propping up councillors, mayors and their guests since the early 1960s when Toronto City Hall was built. Last week, Ford apologized for the purchase – coming in at some $75,000 in total – and strongly implied the person responsible for the purchase had been sacked. On Monday, Ford sug-
david nickle the city gested the same thing should happen to Pan Am Games CEO Ian Troop if he can’t adequately explain a heap of questionable expenses filed by himself and his staff as they set about cobbling together the 2015 Games. This is high-fibre feed for Ford, and the movement to re-elect him in 2014. Ford campaigned in 2010 with the simple promise to “stop the gravy train”. To illustrate his point, he held up outgoing Toronto Centre-Rosedale councillor Kyle Rae’s decision to spend $12,000 from his office budget on a farewell party for himself. In the total context of Toronto’s nearing $10-billion budget, $12,000 didn’t amount to much of a hit. But it surely made a difference to Ford’s fortunes in the polls, turning Toronto
council’s perennial outsider into its preeminent insider. That’s a transformation that’s hard to repeat, but it’s the trajectory a Ford re-election campaign will almost certainly follow. Indeed, the mayor is already set up to do so. Council has long ago taken control of the municipal agenda away from Ford, setting its own budgets and carving out its way on transit. Next week, council will probably ignore the mayor’s wishes on the appointment of a caretaker councillor for Ward 3 in Etobicoke. Going into the next election, Ford is firmly on the outside. But just as Rae’s taxpayer-funded party was the key in 2010, so might these new examples of the ugly confluence of privilege and profligacy unlock the door to a second Ford mayoralty. And the fact that neither of these are necessarily the best examples won’t deter him. The decision to purchase
the chairs at such expense may look bad on the surface. But Toronto City Hall is a historically significant building, and the councillors’ lounge behind the chamber is a significant part of that. Similarly, the Pan Am Games is a significant civic and national enterprise, one that will bring benefits to the city’s economy and infrastructure. And if its executives are wellcompensated, and take advantage of their expense accounts according to the rules... well, once again, it’s part of being in the game. But that doesn’t matter in retail politics. Rae’s use of his office budget to throw a farewell bash was all done according to the rules, too. It still riled voters enough to elect Ford mayor of Toronto. And if it worked before, well, why not again?
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Regent Park program focuses on teens teaching adults JUSTIN SKINNER firstname.lastname@example.org Having benefited from the services provided at Pathways to Education, Regent Park residents Agazi Afewerki and Mohammed Shafique knew there was help for young people looking to learn. They also noticed there was a gap in learning opportunities for adults in Regent Park, particularly for newcomers to Canada looking to learn how to integrate into their new society. The two started up Youth Empowering Parents, a not-for-profit organization that empowers teens in the community by giving them a chance to help adults learn English and computer skills. The organization was one of three in Toronto that have been honoured with an Intercultural Innovation Award by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group. “Imagine a 14 year old
teaching a 45 year old how to have a conversation in English,” Afewerki said. “We have a lot of adults (in Regent Park) who have lived here a really long time and still can’t speak the language.” The duo noted the model was so simple, they were amazed when their research showed no evidence that anyone had started up a similar program. “We couldn’t find anyone else who had done it, which meant it was either a really great idea or a really bad idea,” Shafique said. “We did a pilot project and saw that it actually worked. It just clicked that this is an easier model.” Many of the participating youth teach their own parents, while others teach strangers. The youth are given an honorarium to participate and build up volunteer hours. The program has made a difference not only for the adult learners, but for the young instructors as well. “We had one guy register
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Youth Empowering Parents co-founders Mohammed Shafique, left, and Agazi Afewerki, TakingITGlobal co-founders Jennifer Corriero and Michael Furdyk and Maytree Foundation spokesperson Markus Stadelmann-Elder attend a special event recognizing their contributions to intercultural learning and empowerment.
(to teach) who said ‘I’m just coming here for the money,’” Afewerki said. “After he started, though, he wanted to help. He said ‘every time I go home, I think how can I help my adult learn more?’” The program is based out of the Regent Park Centre of
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Learning, but is branching out to Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School and Nelson Mandela Park Public School. The program has also been piloted in Rexdale and is expanding to Lawrence Heights. Fellow Toronto Intercultural
Innovations Award winners include TakingITGlobal and the Maytree Foundation. TakingITGlobal, founded by Toronto residents Jennifer Corriero and Michael Furdyk, seeks to bring youth from around the world together to understand and create change regarding global issues through the social networking-style website www.tigweb.org. “The website’s a big part of what we do and the second part is working through schools to get young people engaged,” Furdyk said. “We look at things like global citizenship and environmental stewardship and found this was a good way to get youth interested.” He said the Intercultural Innovation Award came with a monetary component, but more importantly, served to boost the organization’s profile among donors and participants alike. The Maytree Foundation focuses on levelling the playing field when it comes to
prosperity both in Canada and abroad by breaking down barriers, particularly for new Canadians. “A lot of our programs work with people who are new to the country who are underemployed or unemployed,” said Maytree spokesperson Markus Stadelmann-Elder. “This city is incredibly diverse, but you don’t see that diversity in every area of society.” By bringing underrepresented groups into the conversation, Maytree seeks to find solutions that cater to those who will stand to benefit from the work they do. As with TakingITGlobal, Maytree received a monetary reward for winning the Intercultural Innovation Award, but Stadelmann-Elder said the win has helped far more than that by helping the Maytree Foundation expand to Europe.
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over the span of 12 days to raise funds for Right to Play, an organization that encourages active lifestyles for children. The ride, dubbed Always Yonge, was Malfara’s idea. “I’m a business coach and consultant, so I go around the world to inspire business leaders and entrepreneurs to push themselves to the limit in business,” Malfara said. “I realized I needed to challenge
Following a gruelling journey that saw them bike nearly 1,900 kilometres, downtown resident Ryan Malfara and Christie Pits residents Tonya Casole-Gouveia and Lynn Moffatt were in remarkably good spirits. The trio biked the length of Yonge Street – the world’s longest street at 1,896km –
myself.” While he had originally planned on tackling the challenge alone, friends CasoleGouveia and Moffatt – who form the Toronto hip hop duo Side Pony Nation – were quick to jump on board. Malfara is no stranger to challenges, having won the 2011 Polar Race, a 650km foot race to the North Pole. But, he wanted to find a way to pair testing his own limits with
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OCTOBER 4: STEMS OF HOPE GALA
THREE TO BE presents an unparalleled evening of passion, entertainment and fine food at the 4th annual Stems of Hope Gala – Just Be Love at MUZIK. The event is hosted by Leslie Roberts and Liza Fromer of Global Toronto in support of children with neurological disorders. We will celebrate the essence of gratitude, connection and joy that love in its many forms brings us. For more information visit: www.threetobe.org
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Unmasked is a masquerade reception for SickKids Foundation. It will be a night of intrigue, mystery and fun for a great cause. Masks made by school kids, who were inspired by the children of SickKids, will be available for a donation. This event is being held at the Centre for Social Innovation – at 720 Bathurst St. (Bathurst and Bloor). For more information, visit: http://www.socielite.ca/
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helping to promote healthier lifestyles for kids. “I had been living on (the sense of accomplishment he got from the Polar Race) for a couple of years and wanted to come up with a new challenge,” he said. “I’d been looking to pair up with a great charity that inspires kids to be active because obesity in childhood is becoming a massive epidemic.” The cyclists covered some 160 to 170km per day, which pushed them beyond previously established limits. “I ride my bike every day, but I’m an urban cyclist so literally after the first 20km, it was the longest I’d ever ridden a bike,” Casole-Gouveia said. “I thought, ‘wow, this is intense.’” The distance alone made for a serious challenge, but there were other factors that made their ride even more difficult at times. “The headwinds were the worst,” Casole-Gouveia said. “You’re riding along and getting so angry at the wind. You’re pedaling hard and
Tanya Casole-Gouveia, left, Ryan Malfara and Lynn Moffatt arrived in Toronto on Sept. 29 after cycling the length of Yonge Street to raise funds for Right to Play.
going about 10km an hour.” Moffatt said the sheer length of each day’s ride tested their endurance. “You’d go 100km and feel like your day should be over, but really it was only about 50 per cent over,” she said. The three riders aimed to raise $25,000 for Right to Play through their ride and are continuing to collect funds online in hopes of bringing the last few thousand dollars required to meet their goal.
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Given the success of the ride, they plan on making Always Yonge a regular event. “We’re going to do Yonge Street again in July next year and make it a bigger event with more people involved,” Malfara said. “We won’t always do Yonge Street, but we want to keep it the same for at least one more ride.”
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Toronto Council to decide on tough outdoor smoking ban DAVID NICKLE firstname.lastname@example.org Toronto Council will be considering banning outdoor smoking within nine metres of all public building entrances and possibly in certain parts of public parks in November, after Toronto’s Board of Health recommended tougher new restrictions designed to curb second-hand smoke. The board made the recommendations Monday after hearing from 18 deputations and a report from Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, suggesting a range of restrictions – some of which the city can impose itself, others which require provincial legislation and regulation. Immediately, the board is asking council to make it illegal to smoke within nine metres of the entrance to all public buildings — which would include civic buildings,
private office buildings and even apartment and condominium buildings. As well, the board endorsed a plan – which must also be endorsed by the city’s Parks and Environment Committee – to ban smoking at public beaches, near sporting fields and in high-traffic parks areas such as shelters and picnic areas. And it asked the province to ban smoking on restaurant patios too. Mayor Rob Ford, hearing of the vote, called it “nanny state” legislation and said he wouldn’t support it. “I’m not a smoker, I don’t like it, but I don’t like governments getting involved in this. How far are they going to push it? Make the whole city smoke free?” Dr. McKeown said a total ban on smoking wasn’t likely in the cards for Toronto. “I don’t think that’s a practical objective in the short
term,” he said. “The history of trying to reduce the harm caused by smoking in Toronto is one of incremental measures. We do still have 16 per cent of people in Toronto who do smoke so we have to recognize that.” Board of Health Chair Joe Mihevc rejected the idea this was an example of “nanny state” intervention. “I think a better way to put it is to say that smoking when it impacts others is becoming less and less viable,” he said. “Smoking as a social enterprise impacts others: my right to smoke ends at your nose.” Dr. McKeown said the measures were appropriate from a public finance standpoint as well. “The government pays the cost that comes from this so when people who are ill with heart disease and cancer go to the hospital we pay the cost for that,” said Dr. McKeown.
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Suspect arrested in pair of Cabbagetown murders JUSTIN SKINNER email@example.com Toronto Police have arrested a suspect in the murders of Cabbagetown residents Nighisti Semret and Rigat Essag Ghirmey. At a news conference on Monday, Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux and Det. Sgt. Pauline Gray announced the arrest of 42-year-old Adonay Zekarias,
who now faces two charges of first-degree murder. Semret’s murder took place early in the morning on Oct. 23, 2012. Giroux said she was stabbed multiple times with a 20-centimetre kitchen blade while walking along the south side of 510 Ontario Street. She was walking alone at roughly 7 a.m. on her way home from an overnight work shift at the Delta Chelsea Hotel.
Eritrean community, and Zekarias knew both women – he lived in the same transitional housing building when both first came to Toronto and he once lived with Ghirmay, though the nature of their relationship was not known. “Evidence will show that Miss Semret and the offender knew each other,” Giroux said. “The difficulty that we have is that the motive for the attack
Ghirmay’s body was found dismembered in a duffel bag near Alliance Avenue in the city’s west end after disappearing on May 15 of this year. She had been living in a Toronto Community Housing building on Shuter Street at the time of her murder, and police believe she was killed in her apartment. The two victims, like Zekarias, were part of the
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Classical Theatre Project’s ShakesBeer WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. CONTACT: Tanya Doroslovac, 416915-6750, COST: $33 The Classical Theatre Project presents Twelfth Night while brewers will be on hand to serve pints. CTP aims to create a pop-up theatre that hearkens back to the informality of Elizabethan theatre-going audience, with atmosphere of conviviality, community and fun.
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Thanksgiving/autumn-themed cupcake decorating WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace CONTACT: 647-725-1822 COST: Children $20, youth (14 to 17), senior $23, adults $29 Join us for a special session with cake decorators from Le Dolci where your child will learn from top pastry chefs how to properly use a piping bag and create a magical autumn themed cupcake.
Sherbourne St. CONTACT: Kristine Stankiewicz, 416-533-9026 COST: Free Snacks, new items and old treasures. Cat adoptathon WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Pet Valu College, 339 College St. CONTACT: Alison, 416-538-8592 Adoption fee is $175 for kittens, $100 for cats over the age of six months and $250 if adopting two kittens, payable by cash only.
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Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Rummage Sale WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 520
CIBC Run for the Cure WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: Amber Cordeiro, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: $40 for adult participants; free for under 18 The foundation is making a significant impact to reduce the burden of breast cancer through research, education, awareness and advocacy initiatives with your support.
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Nature and Heritage Hikes WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. CONTACT: Aasiya, 416596-1495, ext.273 COST: Free Join Evergreen on an exploration of Toronto’s largest watershed.
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche WHEN: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. CONTACT: dshelep@toronto. ca COST: Free Scotiabank Nuit Blanche returns for an eighth year and will once again
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PETA Founder’s ‘Naked Truth’ Tour WHEN: 7:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace CONTACT: Moira Colley, 518-4666815Tickets are $15 to $60, $10 for student tickets PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk will deliver the “naked truth” about the animal rights movement.
transform the city into an open-air art gallery. Audiences can experience more than 110 art pieces. This year Nathan Phillips Square features “Forever Bicycles” a sculpture by artist Ai Weiweit.
Music & Truffles - Classical Music for Family Enjoyment WHEN: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. WHERE:
University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park CONTACT: 416-922-3714, ext.103 COST: $13 Designed for young people ages five to 15. Music and truffles. K-W Urban Sketchers Sketching the Bata Shoe Museum WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: Brenda Murray, 519-5721757 COST: Free You are invited to join the KW Urban Sketchers for an afternoon of sketching. Admission is $14. Sketching in pencil only.
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October Meeting WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. CONTACT: Jacqueline Truax, 416-233-9920 The guest speaker is Rosalin Krieger, while the topic is A Reluctant Daughter: Food, Addiction, Compassion and Recovery
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Ryerson U redeveloping the site Help decide the future of the Gardiner Expressway East The Study Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are carrying out the Gardiner Expressway / Lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study. The study area for the EA is shown on the map below. The EA will determine the future of the Gardiner Expressway East and Lake Shore Boulevard East, from approximately Jarvis Street to approximately Leslie Street. Four alternative solutions are being considered: • Maintain the elevated expressway; • Improve the urban fabric while maintaining the existing expressway; • Replace with a new above or below grade expressway; and, • Remove the elevated expressway and build a new boulevard. Changes to other transportation facilities could also be required. Get Involved Your input into this next phase of the project is critical. The Project Team will be hosting a number of public forums, live webcasts, workshops and online opportunities for interested persons to participate in the EA process. We invite you to the second public forum where you can see proposed solutions within each of the four alternatives. The evaluation criteria will also be introduced for public input during the meeting and your feedback and questions are welcome.
Gardiner Expressway East Public Meeting Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Open house will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by presentations at 7:00 p.m.) The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Bloor Street subway station) Please register for the event at: gardinereastpublicmeeting2.eventbrite.ca If you can’t attend the meeting in person, you can participate and watch the meeting online. Please join us at www.gardinereast.ca where you can learn about the project and contribute your insights, ideas, and views. For more information or to be added to the project mailing list, contact email@example.com, or call (416) 479-0662
>>>from page 1 shuttered record store at Yonge and Gould. Ryerson University is redeveloping the site as a student resource centre, and at the point of approval had promised to restore the sign, and place it on the new building. B u t a t l a s t m o n t h’s To ro n t o a n d E a s t Yo rk Community Council meeting, Ryerson officials came
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Sam The Record Man on Yonge St. in 2001.
They were armed with a consultant’s report, indicating the old-style neon sign with animated vinyltype records would pose an environmental hazard and be too difficult to maintain on that site. Councillors there voted to give Ryerson a year to find another spot for the sign on its campus, and council will be considering that recommendation next week.
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SATURDAY, OCT. 5TH AT 3:30 PM bring your Four-Legged, Furry, Feathered or other PETS for a “Special Blessing for Animals” that will be given at our Parish of St. Francis of Assisi! We will meet on the south lawn of the church. ONLY in case of Rain on Sat. afternoon, we will provide a rain Date at 10:30 am the next day. This event is open to non-parishioners - all are welcome.
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EAB has been detected in southern Ontario. The following counties are in the regulated area: Essex (1), Chatham-Kent (2), Lambton (3), Middlesex (4), Elgin (5), Huron (6), Perth (7), Oxford (8), Norfolk (9), Bruce (10), Wellington (11), Waterloo (12), Brant (13), Haldimand (14), Niagara (15), Hamilton (16), Halton (17), Peel (18), Toronto (19), York (20), and Durham (21).
EAB regulated area in southern Ontario Georgian Bay
EAB is a destructive insect that spreads to new areas when infested wood is moved.
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First public meeting drew 80 residents >>>from page 1 weren’t getting consistent (planning) recommendations,” said City of Toronto manager of urban design for the North York District Leo DeSorcy. A working group has been set up to deal with the issues, looking primarily at the public realm and how to make the community friendlier to the people who live there. “We’re looking at the experience for the people who live here – the good, the bad and the ugly,” DeSorcy said. “This is a chance for the residents to envision what kind of neighbourhood they want, including parks and open spaces.” More than 80 people attended a public meeting on the matter at the Anne Johnston Health Centre late Thursday and the city has tasked public consulting company Swerhun with helping to develop an overarching plan for the area based on community feedback. While guests at the meeting
made their voices heard, the city and Swerhun are still looking for more opinions. “We’d love to get some more input so the next time we report back to the public, we can see some of their ideas implemented,” DeSorcy said. St. Paul’s councillor Josh Matlow, who represents residents living south of Eglinton, said he and other local councillors Karen Stintz and Jaye Robinson came up with a motion to create the midtown plan. “Because the Yonge-Eglinton community’s divided between three councillors and two planning areas, it was always impossible to ensure everyone was at the same table working together,” he said. “We also heard from residents who want to be at the table themselves.” Matlow noted plans by RioCan to expand the shopping centre on the northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, building over Yonge-
Eglinton Square, was but one example of the way open space in the area has been chipped away. “We have to make sure we have green space and good public realm space,” he said. “We want to make sure this is a people-friendly community instead of just a concrete and glass jungle.” A website has been set up to allow the public to chime in and offer their opinions, with plenty of interactive features, including maps and a section where residents can upload photos with suggestions. “People can find a place on a map or send in a photo and say ‘this place needs trees and benches’ or ‘this is my favourite garden,’” DeSorcy said. Subsequent meetings of the working group, which is open to all, will be posted on Matlow’s website at www.joshmatlow.ca
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