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Opera singer Renee Salewski holds up her son Sebastien Cleverton, 3, outside Bond Child and Family Development in downtown Toronto. Salewski is one of four opera singers performing at a benefit to support the centre.

A Night of Opera raises money for child centre JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com With a lack of subsidies for child-care spaces, downtown Toronto’s Bond Child and Family Development has had its share of struggles. The nursery school, which operates out of the Metropolitan United Church at King and Church streets, was slated for closure in December 2011 and was only saved when the

children of the couple who founded the organization came up with funding. Now, a group of opera singers is holding a fundraiser to bring in new money to help subsidize more youngsters from Regent Park, St. James Town and the downtown community. Led by Renee Salewski and Anthony Cleverton, a married couple whose son Sebastien attends the school, the singers will perform

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a combination of well-known and less celebrated arias on the subject of love. “As parents, we receive calls for help and my husband and I would love to give more than just Sebastien’s daily rate, but we didn’t feel we were in a position to do that this year,” Salewski said. “We were trying to think of what we could do and my husband said, ‘Well, we’re singers so we could put on a show.’” @CCMirror

Salewski said she was immediately impressed by the services provided at the Bond nursery school, crediting the staff for helping threeyear-old Sebastien overcome motor speech difficulties. “He could barely say two words at Christmas and look at him now,” she said of the outgoing, talkative child. “The environment here’s so nurturing and attentive and they take great pains to attend to each >>>FUNDRAISER, page 12

The Toronto Community Housing ( TCHC) has unveiled plans for the third phase of the Regent Park redevelopment, with a batch of new sports facilities central to the proposal. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) has committed to providing funding for what will become known as the Regent Park Athletics Grounds. The grounds are slated to include an upgraded hockey rink in south Regent Park, a cricket/soccer pitch, a basketball court and a playground and community garden. TCHC president and CEO Gene Jones was joined by councillor Pam McConnell, representatives from the Daniels Corporation (the city’s development and construction partner at Regent Park), members of the MLSE Team Up Foundation, students from Nelson Mandela Park Public School and hockey greats Paul Coffey and Wendel Clark to announce the plans. Jones, who has a long history of working with social housing projects, said the third phase continues TCHC and Daniels’ ongoing commitment to building not only new housing, but also a community as well. “There is not a development in the United States that will compare to Regent Park for all the years I’ve worked in social housing,” he said. “These new (sporting) facilities will be especially important to our youth. Regent Park youth will have more opportunities to play sports close to home.” >>>PHASE, page 3

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fter years working in small spaces throughout Regent Park, some of the community’s most beloved arts organizations have set up shop in their new digs. Eight major tenants have moved into the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, which is set to officially open to the public Saturday. The centre, a joint venture between the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, the Daniels Corporation, Artscape and members of the Regent Park community, is the latest step in the widereaching Regent Park revitalization, providing a collaborative environment for the various organizations. “It grew out of a desire expressed in a social development study,” said Tim Jones, president and CEO of Artscape. “The residents of Regent Park felt it was really important to have a

place for arts and culture, where they could express themselves.” Jones said the vision for such a facility started in 2005, when Artscape first made inroads into Regent Park. A community steering committee was struck with residents to help shape that vision. “There was no money, no location, just a dream with no plan to make it happen,” he said. The floor features three major areas of focus. The ground floor features five performance spaces while the second floor is devoted to learning and the third floor is geared toward innovation. The centre also abuts Regent Park Boulevard, an interlocking brick street that will connect it to Nelson Mandela Park Public School once work on the latter is completed. The street will serve as more than simply a point of vehicular access. “The street can be closed off for farmers markets or arts events,” said Jennifer

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Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre, which is set to open to the public on Saturday.

Mallard of Diamond Schmitt Architects, the firm that designed the centre. While the community’s wishes were taken into account when designing the centre, the needs of the tenants were also given full consideration. Nicole Griffith-Reid, executive director of the Collective of Black Artists, said her

organization’s space is fully in line with its needs. “We sat down and said, ‘OK, what do we have, what do we need?’” she said. “We had a vision for what this space would look like and now we’re seeing it come out like that.” While the centre is home to eight full-time tenants, other organizations can

also take advantage of communal space and make use of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), which comprises the building’s third floor. Organizations such as UforChange, Regent Park Focus and the Inner City Social Circus School have rented space from CSI, which also has a kitchen,

common space and a terrace. “I love this location as it is right now because you can just see the (Regent Park) revitalization happen before your eyes,” said CSI Regent Park manager Natasha Stephens. While the tenants have moved in and some have begun offering full or partial programming, the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre is still undergoing finishing touches before its upcoming opening ceremonies. The centre will host an open house in its new location at 585 Dundas St. E. from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to drop by and explore the centre, take in performances from organizations in residence and enjoy some snacks. On Sunday, the centre will host Block-O-Rama, complete with food, workshops and games from 1 to 9 p.m. For more information on the centre and the organizations it houses, visit www.regentparkarts.ca

Phase 3 plans still waiting council’s stamp of approval >>>from page 1 McConnell noted the plans have yet to receive council’s stamp of approval, but she expects it will be passed easily given how much it brings to the Regent Park neighbourhood. “I anticipate council will embrace this enthusiastically and with open arms,” she said. “This particular phase embeds in it some amazing outdoor space for children and the community gardens are one of the best ways for people in this community to come together.” While the sporting facili-

ties are the main focal point, phase three of the redevelopment would also include three new city streets, more than 550 replacement social housing units, 2,000 market-value condominiums and new businesses along Dundas Street to provide services and employment for Regent Park residents. Tom Anselmi of MLSE said his organization was happy to support the redevelopment, pointing out that great work has been done – and continues to be done – to improve the quality of life of Regent Park residents. “This rink is just one piece

of the transformation of what is a remarkable community,” he said. “(Regent Park children) want to achieve their dreams. All they need is a little bit of access, a little bit of leadership and a little bit of mentorship.” Once work on phase three in underway – pending council approval – nearly two-thirds of the Regent Park community will either be undergoing change or will have already seen improvements take place, said Martin Blake of the Daniels Corporation. He noted sporting facilities

were one of the last remaining pieces of the puzzle needed to make Regent Park a full and vibrant community following years of neglect. “We can think of no better way to begin the third phase than with the announcement of this multi-purpose sporting facility that has been missing from this community for so long,” he said. “Now, with places for arts, for culture and for sports, we can truly say Regent Park has it all.” The plan has been submitted to the city, with council expected to weigh in on it once staff has reviewed it.

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Students from Nelson Mandela Park Public School practise their basketball passing skills at an announcement highlighting the plans for phase three of the Regent Park redevelopment last Wednesday.

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ot only are students across Toronto back in school, but all the politicians who represent the city – municipally, provincially and federally – are packing their fancy new lunch boxes and pressing their clothes to get back to business. And there is one issue that should speak loudest for Torontonians – transit. And not just public transit, but cars, bicycles and every other way we get around the city. The very nature of public transit is one where individual neighbourhoods and geographies can’t be individually satisfied, but necessitates working toward a common vision and plan. In these pages, we have called for a national transit strategy – not just ad hoc funding that bends with the wind. We have called for the provincial government to take back running the Toronto Transit Commission, alleviating our view the strain on municipal coffers. And to that end, we’ve called on Time to think everyone who sits on city council to stop arguing about a tran- of a solid sit vision and commit to one so transit solution Toronto can be the world-class city it can be. School’s in -traffic’s bad

All you have to do is travel the streets and highways of Toronto to see how busy they have become since school has started up again. The summer, a respite for many, has come to an end and the crowds of students – from primary to university – are now on the streets, and with them come many parents in their vehicles. Summer vacations are over so those Torontonians (and to greater extent Ontarians as a whole) are also back on the streets, highways and public transit slowing everything down. With these increased volumes, everyone across the city should keep up the pressure on all levels of government to treat the transit issue as more than just a one-off discussion. Getting from one end of the city to the other has become noticeably difficult – downright impossible some times, and that’s without adding the recent difficulties when the Gardiner Expressway is closed for the weekend, the Toronto International Film Festival bringing more people into the city core and various festivals shutting down streets. It’s easy for politicians to lose track of the transit issue when dealing with their individual portfolios and concerns, but if we hope to one day have a solid transit solution for such a large and growing city, we must keep their political feet to the fire and make sure the topic never disappears from their radars.

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I used to do sales at a church outdoor event. Theft occurred often so I had two volunteers to watch people to curtail this. Garage sales benefit the person who sells and the person who buys. One person’s junk is another person’s treasure. A lot of these items used to go to landfills. Garage sales help the environment. Some people can’t afford to pay retail prices on items, but can afford garage sale prices. That is one of the reasons garage sales are so popular. Some people are lucky enough to find valuable antiques. I do my sales to benefit the DCAT chorus, a non-profit group that sings to veterans and seniors in nursing homes. Most of my volunteers are seniors. Garage sales help many people and they are fun. They are also a great way to meet a lot of interesting people. Linda Carscadden

Community housing report stands chance of success With all the gridiron drama unfolding in Mayor Rob Ford’s life, it’s often easy to forget that the City of Toronto has a life beyond the mayor’s, and often beyond the mayor’s reach. On Monday, Councillor Ana Bailão provided evidence of that when she unveiled the report into dealing with the Toronto Community Housing’s (TCHC) backlog of repairs and maintenance. The report, titled Putting People First, is something of a repudiation of one of Ford’s early triumphs this term when he led the wholesale gutting of the TCHC board of directors and put former councillor Case Ootes in place as a one-person board. As a councillor under former mayors Mel Lastman and David Miller, Ootes had been a sharp

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critic of the TCHC’s stock of more than 600 singlefamily homes. His view had been if TCHC’s apartments and townhouses were crumbling, the city shouldn’t be putting up tenants in large and sometimes quite valuable pieces of real estate in some of the city’s nicest areas. With Ford’s support, Ootes set the wheels in motion for a sell-off of that housing – in the course of it, potentially displacing subsidized tenants across the city. When it came to council earlier this year, councillors

balked – and in a compromise set up the task force and put Bailão in charge of finding other ways to raise the $751 million needed to erase the housing company’s backlog. The new plan is much more modest. It would sell off at least 55 houses, and no more than 155 homes (with up to 100 going to tenants themselves) and look elsewhere for the money for the repair. Those tenants who would be displaced in the much more modest sell-off would be relocated to other city-owned homes in their home neighbourhood, minimizing displacement. The housing company would otherwise look to remortgaging, bond-funding and simple efficiencies to dig into the repair backlog. Really, inasmuch as it might fit with his world

view, all of this is tangential to the mayor’s agenda. In making the appointment of Ootes to run the housing company, Ford really gave an old ally an opportunity to eradicate one of his pet peeves while on council. The solution that came forward – essentially a one-time influx of an insufficient amount of cash, coupled with the removal of stock that might be seen as a little too fancy for the sorts of people who end up in affordable housing – was something council as a whole couldn’t stomach. Bailão’s report, focussing as it does on the wellbeing of even those tenants lucky enough to live in The Beach, stands a better chance. And so it is that the city trundles on, absent either the person or the politics of its self-immolating mayor.

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JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com With Canada Post still looking to sell off a property that was once a key site in the Upper Canada Rebellion, local residents and politicians banded together on Saturday to ensure their voices are heard. Postal Station K, on Yonge Street just north of Eglinton Avenue, has been listed with Heritage Toronto, but cannot be designated a historic site – which would protect it from demolition – because it is owned by the Government of Canada. With concerns the site could be sold to developers and the building torn down to make way for a larger-scale development, dozens of midtown residents joined the Sept. 15 rally. “We want to make sure the building is preserved,” said EglintonLawrence councillor Karen Stintz at the rally. “Our intention is to have it designated as a heritage building, but you can’t designate a federal building. If it got sold, then we could designate it.” St. Paul’s councillor Josh Matlow said the community was outraged the government could consider selling a public building on public land to developers. He said the rally was fitting, given that it was to pro-

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MPP Mike Cole together with councillors Josh Matlow and Karen Stintz joined supporters at a September 15 rally to designate Postal Station K at 2384 Yonge St. as an historical building.

tect a site that was once home to Montgomery’s Tavern, which served as the headquarters for William Lyon Mackenzie’s forces in the Upper Canada Rebellion and the site of a bloody battle in 1837. The current building has been around since 1936 and remains one of the few buildings in Toronto to bear the insignia of the short-lived monarch King Edward VIII.

It also served as the de facto heart of midtown back in Toronto’s earlier days. “This was a really important centre for the whole of North Toronto, more than Yonge and Eglinton, which was just a dirt path,” said Linda Moon, president of the North Toronto Historical Society. OCAD associate professor and architecture and history expert

Marie-Josee Therrien said the building was designed by noted architect Murray Brown and won an architecture award shortly after it was built. “When the time comes to work on the designation of the building, it’s not just us, it’s other experts (who believe it should be deemed a historic site),” she said. Eglinton-Lawrence MPP Mike

Colle said neither the federal government nor Canada Post have responded when the community sent in petitions with 15,000 signatures calling for the site to be preserved. Fortunately for residents wanting to see the post office saved, the city has taken what steps it can to preserve the site. “North York Community Council passed a unanimous resolution asking for historic designation of this site,” Colle said. “It’s not going to be easy for whoever buys this building to do whatever they want with it.” Colle added, under the Postal Services Act, the government was obliged to have a statutory public meeting before selling off a postal station, though no such meeting has taken place. “I’m very disappointed in Canada Post,” he said. “They’re acting like a private offshore land owner.” Patrick Smyth, a resident who is working toward creating a plan for the entire community, hopes to see the post office preserved, but said he hopes the community looks beyond that one site. “We want to save the building, but if we focus too much on just one building, we’re going to lose a whole lot more,” he said.

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Davisville school’s future plans with developer being discussed JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com With Davisville Public School in need of maintenance and repairs, residents are girding themselves to contend with whatever steps the school board may take to make those repairs happen. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has already discussed plans that would bring about a partnership with developers, with the school site redeveloped to include both the school and residential towers. Councillor Josh Matlow said at a Sept. 12 meeting that a first concept brought forth by the school board called for a 30-storey building on the school site and another eight storey building on Millwood Road. While those plans appear to be off the table, Matlow and residents both expect subsequent proposals to call for tall buildings, at least on the Davisville site. “I think (the school board’s) motivation is pure,” Matlow said, acknowledging the school needs upgrades. “I think they are so intent

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Councillor Josh Matlow, left, addresses midtown residents during a meeting last Wednesday to discuss a high-rise development proposal for the site where Davisville Public School now stands. Matlow was joined by city planning staff David Oikawa and Tim Burkholder, who also spoke on the issue.

on arriving at their destination, they’re not looking at what they’re driving on.”

Matlow hosted the meeting to inform the public of the likelihood they would be asked to sign off on

a proposal that would see highrises placed in an area zoned ‘neighbourhood.’ Under the city’s Official Plan, that designation calls for buildings not to exceed four storeys. He vowed to combat any proposal that would call for density not supported by the Official Plan, noting it could destabilize the community and set a precedent for other developers to build tall buildings in neighbourhood-designated areas across the city. Matlow said the community wants to see Davisville get the upgrades it needs, but added when he was a trustee in the area, he insisted parents and residents sign off on a Memorandum of Understanding for any new proposal. While Matlow said he does not want to tell residents what to do, he decided to hold a meeting to discuss the situation and vowed that he would fight to prevent a tall building on the site. “What parents and residents do is their decision, but it is vital that before this goes any further, we have this conversation as a com-

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Cycling group appeals to city council to overturn decision on Jarvis Street bike lanes DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com The Ministry of the Environment has said no to a request to hold a full environmental assessment on a plan to remove bike lanes from Jarvis Street – and Cycle Toronto, the cyclist advocacy group which requested the environmental assessment earlier this year, is turning to Toronto Council in a last-ditch effort to preserve the controversial lanes. “There’s obviously not a lot of time left, but we’re hopeful a decision could be made to overturn this,” said Cycle Toronto spokesperson Jared Kolb. “The public hasn’t been consulted on this.” The bike lanes on Jarvis Street have been controversial since they were created in 2010. Toronto Council under Mayor David Miller approved the lanes as part of an overall reconstruction of Jarvis Street from a five-lane thoroughfare into a more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly street. The bike lanes became a political lightning-rod in the 2010 election, and as a candidate Mayor Rob Ford vowed to remove them in order to

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Cyclists ride their bikes along Jarvis Street protesting city council’s decision in 2011 to remove bike lanes on the street.

allow more automobiles to use Jarvis Street. In 2011, Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee voted to remove the bike lanes there, supporting a motion moved on the committee floor by Don Valley West Councillor John Parker. Council supported the removal of the lanes over the objections of local councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and Cycle Toronto members. The removal of the lanes was scheduled to happen as soon as upgrades to the bike lanes on Sherbourne Street to

the east were complete. Earlier this year, Cycle Toronto and its lawyers pressed the province to put the brakes on the plans, requesting a full environmental assessment. Their lawyers argued the removal of the bike lanes would have a negative impact on pedestrian and cyclist safety, the additional automobile traffic would have an environmental impact, and that the public needed to be consulted on the reversal. The city took the position that it didn’t require an environmental assessment, and earlier this month

the provincial environment ministry concurred. Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Chair Denzil MinnanWong said that decision means the project is “full steam ahead.” Minnan-Wong said the Sherbourne lanes are expected to be completed before the end of the year, likely in November. “I think as soon as Sherbourne is available there as an option for the cyclists, Jarvis will be taken out,” he said. Cycle Toronto is now putting pressure on City Council to reverse the decision to remove the lanes, which is expected to cost $272,000 – and some councillors are open to the idea. St. Paul’s Councillor Josh Matlow voted in error against Wong-Tam’s motion to retain the lanes, and said he’d welcome the opportunity to reconsider the item. “We, meaning council, were wrong to decide to remove them, given the fact that they’ve had virtually no adverse impact on drivers and it costs a quarter million dollars to remove them,” he said. “We need to reconsider this and I hope that we can create that opportunity.”

City surplus may be higher than predicted Toronto’s 2012 budget surplus just keeps on growing. According to the variance report released Monday that will go before the Sept. 24 meeting of the budget committee, the city’s budget surplus sits at $187 million – more than double the $90 million projected at the last quarter. The budget process began with a massive deficit the city had to fill, and by the time council voted on the budget in January, the surplus sat at $154 million. But when the final figures came in for 2011 in June of this year, councillors learned they were dealing with $292 million. Mayor Rob Ford’s team argued any surplus should go in to paying down the city’s debt, but even with the smaller surplus lost the day at council and found many of the cuts they supported reversed. This year’s budget process will be starting in the fall and concluding in early January, the same as last year’s. Doug Ford, vice-chair of the city’s budget committee, would not comment on the surplus when approached by reporters. – David Nickle

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Celebrate Olympian Friday with parade Olympians to be honoured with downtown Toronto parade tomorrow. The 2012 Canadian Olympic Team will officially be given the home-crowd welcome at the Olympic Heroes Parade at about noon at the corner of Albert and Bay Streets.

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Fundraiser will allow centre to provide care to more students >>>from page 1 child’s individual development needs.” She added Bond staff members make home visits and helped Sebastien with his potty training. “Their level of commitment and service to these children goes above and beyond,” she said. Bond was founded in 1937, giving it 75 years of history in the downtown core.

HELPING KIDS, PARENTS It offers bus service for many of its students, whose parents might otherwise be hard-pressed to bring them in. The nursery school provides integrated care for children with and without autism spectrum disorders, a Snoezelen room, an outdoor play area complete with a garden, healthy meals, family and intervention support and more. Bond Child and Family Development Executive

‘We have 30 vacancies and 36 kids waiting to get in. The child-care system has so many problems with it.’ Bond Child and Family Development Executive Director Rosemary White Director Rosemary White said the school is constantly finding new ways to raise funds to complement the United Way funding it receives for its work in helping children and families at risk. “We have enough money to stay open into 2013, but if we could get enough funding, we could take in more children,” she said. White pointed out the community the nursery school serves consists largely of families struggling to make ends meet.

Without additional funding, the school cannot accept more children even though there is space for them. “We have 30 vacancies and 36 kids waiting to get in,” she said. “The child-care system has so many problems with it.” For the fundraising concert, Salewski and Cleverton will be joined by Michael Barrett and Marcelle Boisjoli, along with one of Salewski’s pupils. FUNDRAISER DETAILS The fundraiser, titled A Night of Opera, will take place at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E., at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Tickets are $55 for general admission or $75 for VIP tickets that include a pre-show reception, early access to a silent auction and a chance to meet the performers. Tickets can be purchased by following the link to the show at www.bondchildandfamilydevelopment.ca. Visit for details about the centre.

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Gemstones like diamonds, rubies and emeralds come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and cuts. Some cuts, like the Emerald Cut, are closely, but not exclusively, associated with a particular gemstone. Other cuts, like pear or princess, are seen on many different stones. With so many cuts to choose from, how can you decide which one is best? “Each cut has its own unique character and a reputable jeweler will be to help you choose the perfect cut for you,” says Silva, long time employee of Symphony Diamonds. Like everything else, gemstone cuts go in and out of fashion. Today, you might find it difficult to locate a cushion-cut emerald while it will be quite easy to find a pear-cut diamond. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular cuts in the marketplace today. Round Brilliant: Originally created for diamonds, this is one of today’s most popular shapes and cuts for precious and semi precious stones.This cut contains 57 facets and is designed to provide maximum brilliance and sparkle. Marquise: Inspired by the distinctive smile of the Marquise de Pompadour, the Marquise cut is similar to an elongated oval with points at both ends. Its eye-pleasing symmetrical shape makes it a perfect cut for a dazzling centre stone. Pear: Combining an oval and Marquise, this teardrop shaped cut is rounded at one end while the other end is pointy. The elongated look lends itself to dangling jewellery like earrings or pendants. Princess: This relatively new cut is becoming quite popular

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