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JOANNA LAVOIE email@example.com A spring snowfall earlier this week won’t stop the Easter Bunny from making its way to the Beach for this Sunday’s 48th annual Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade. The popular annual event, which was started in 1967 in honour of Canada’s centennial year, takes place Sunday at 2 p.m. The parade, sponsored by Metroland Media Toronto, is expected to run for about two hours along Queen Street East westward from Munro Park to Woodbine avenues and draw 45,000 to 50,000 people to the community. Revelers are urged to come out early to ensure they get a good spot along Queen Street East. Touted as one of the largest Easter parades in North America, this year’s event will feature 75-plus participants, including dozens of colourful floats of all sizes and descriptions and at least eight marching bands. New this year, there will also be Shiners driving minicars. A classic car section is also in the works, said Parade Director Keith Begley Tuesday morning. Dylan Moscovitch, who helped Canada earn a silver medal in team figure skating
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The Easter Bunny is set to make an appearance this Sunday afternoon during the annual Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade running along Queen Street East. The parade helps raise funds for a number of east Toronto social service projects.
at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal. There will also be lots of chocolates and other sweet treats to go around, Begley said, thanks to Lindt Chocolate. As always, the big highlight of the parade will be a visit from the guest of honour, the
Easter Bunny. “He’s only got one day,” chuckled Begley, adding the Toronto Beaches Lions are bringing the focus of their annual event back to families and children celebrating Easter together. “Everyone is welcome to come on down and enjoy the festivities along Queen
Street,” he said. As always, attendees are asked to bring along change to donate to the Toonies for Lions campaign, which helps support the work done by the east-end social service organization.
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WoodGreen shines light on homelessness JOANNA LAVOIE email@example.com Having a safe, stable place to call home has made a world of difference for WoodGreen (WG) Community Services’ client Jay Ennis. For about nine months, Ennis has lived at the refurbished New Edwin Hotel at 650 Queen St. E. and is taking part in the First Step to Home, an affordable transitional housing program in Riverside for street-involved and homeless senior men. “I would be homeless if it wasn’t for WoodGreen. I couldn’t imagine it,” he shared during a recent interview. Ennis recently volunteered his time to star in a 2:59-long video called Shirt Off My Back.
The WG-produced video features inspiring WG clients who have been or are at risk of being homeless. I n t h e v i d e o, E n n i s stands in front of a white wall wearing several white t-shirts printed with powerful quotes from WoodGreen clients including “I would be living under a bridge talking to pigeons … if I didn’t have housing.”; “Look forward to the food bank, because my fridge is empty without it!”; “Outstanding medical team right there for me.”; “I don’t feel alone anymore; instead I felt part of a community.”; “Just to have someone listen to me makes me feel comfortable.”; and “Homelessness sucks but you can get help.” Ennis shares the spotlight with fellow WG users Lynn
Roberts and Drew Dopwell, whose photographs are featured in the video. A moving song by The Bleeding Lights called Candle (written by WoodGreen staffer Brian Paul) plays in the background. Kevin Hannan, another client of the 77-year-old eastend social service agency, served as the video’s videographer. Just like Ennis, his life changed for the better once he accessed WoodGreen’s many programs and services. “ WoodGreen is good because they have support behind their housing,” said Hannan, who has lived in WG-run affordable housing near Danforth and Coxwell avenues for about two and a half years. “Having housing is one
thing, but it’s really the support behind it that makes all the difference. I’d be on the street guaranteed with heavy addiction, if it wasn’t for WoodGreen.” Hannan, who volunteered previously on a WG photography project on food scarcity, said he feels a great sense of accomplishment to have helped create the Shirt Off My Back video. “It’s a feeling of satisfaction,” he said. Ennis, who was also involved in the WoodGreen photography club, said he really enjoyed working on the project. “It was a good time and there was a good message,” he said.
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The Toronto and East York Community Council voted unanimously to refuse one request for one driveway and look at rescinding another driveway granted by city staff last year on Hillside Drive in East York. The community council made the decision at their April 8 meeting, after hearing from numerous residents on the street edging onto the Don Valley at Broadview Avenue south of O’Connor Drive – fearful that the unofficial greenspace of the street will be eroded as more residents try to construct driveways onto the street. The properties are unusual, in that they stretch between Broadview and Hillside. Until last year, all of the driveways emerged onto Broadview, leaving Hillside as a largely pedestrian street. Residents told the community council that the street functions as an unofficial stretch of greenspace for neighbours in the entire area. The community council also heard from Darko Radjevic, who is building a house at 1148 Broadview Avenue – next door to 1150 Broadview – that was granted permission to extend a driveway onto Hillside in 2012. Expected approval Radjevic argued that he ought to be able to do the same thing, and purchased his property last year on the expectation that his request to extend the driveway onto the smaller street would be approved. “I asked the building department and they said if you can get approval from transportation then they will allow you,” he said, “provided transportation staff agrees with it. As your transportation people could attest, our application is in line with transportation principles. They don’t see anything unusual with it.” Darko said he wants to build the driveway onto Hillside to mitigate
against heavier traffic on Broadview. “I wanted to move our driveway from a busy arterial road to a local street,” he explained. “Our current driveway is precarious and unsafe. It faces a constant stream of traffic from Broadview and Cosburn.” His neighbours weren’t buying it. Ross Walker has lived on the street for 20 years, and he, like many others, expressed anger that the driveway at 1150 was approved. “Now we have an epidemic of everybody on Broadview wanting to do the same thing,” he said. “We’ve heard the driveways on Broadview are unsafe. Well there are many other driveways on Broadview between Queen and O’Connor – those houses have been there for 50 years. At the very least I think the concern is exaggerated.” Under questioning from councillors, city staff admitted that the 1150 driveway ought not have been approved without community consultation. Local councillor Mary Fragedakis moved that the driveway be refused, and that staff study the possibilities of removing the other driveway at 1150. Loophole “Residents are not just angry about what’s going on – they are angry that they have had no say in this matter,” she said. “There’s a loophole here where staff have materially changed the neighbourhood without public consultation. A piece of streetscaping will be removed – changing the character of the streetscape,” she said. “It could create a condition that would support future rear lot severances. These are similar issues to those the community has raised to me – except their language has been much more vigorous.”
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What transit vision will resonate with provincial voters?
ow to pay for transit expansion – it’s the multibillion-dollar question. Speaking at the Toronto Region Board of Trade Monday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne pledged that a greater portion of the gas tax (one that’s already collected by the province) would go toward specific transit projects. Combined with other funds, that reallocation commitment amounts to $29 billion over 10 years. There aren’t many further details, beyond that a little more than half that money would go to projects in the Greater Toronto Area. Response to Wynne’s pledge from the likes of Metrolinx chair Robert Prichard and representatives from CivicAction Alliance was optimistic but cautious – and for good reason. Specific details haven’t been announced, for one. We also know that all the Big Move projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area need $2 billion annually over 25 years. our view Monday’s funding commitment amounts to less than a Pledge greeted third of that target. Among the in Toronto waiting for with optimism projects those funds is a relief subway line to take the strain off an and caution overburdened Yonge line. Finally, Wynne’s minority government is on shaky ground and is hardly in prime position to act on this pledge. Her governing Liberals will need support from either the Progressive Conservatives or the NDP to survive an upcoming budget vote at Queen’s Park and avoid being plunged into a June election. Simply put, she has the best platform right now to make those kind of big pledges. Somewhere along the line – maybe soon, maybe later – the voter will decide. So the premier has sent a message clear in financial support if nothing else. The big number will resonate. The Tories’ focus on building subways may resonate with voters. The NDP hasn’t set out exactly what they’d do for transit and how they’d pay for it. And it’s the NDP that matters most here. Presuming there’s a provincial budget soon, it’ll come down to whether the NDP supports that budget that determines how much cautiously optimistic transit planners can count on the Liberal-promised provincial funds. Turning down the budget sends us to an election and all bets are off.
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Number of raccoons a cause for concern
oronto is home to many residents including animals. This city has a large population of animals that live along side of us and call this place home in the same way that we do. Some of these animals are pets, while a great deal are still wild. Like us, animals have to cope with the megacity, too. For many, be it either human or animal, this has not been easy. The size of the city, the amount of road traffic and the decrease in the amount of open space available to us to have brought with it increases in stress for all concerned. Many attractions Like any economy, the more plentiful things are the more attraction it has, and this applies to the animals as well. A walk in the evening will bring sightings of a wide
range of domestic and wild animals. Raccoons, skunks, cats and dogs all roam the streets of the former borough.
everyone in the city. While they are certainly cute to look at, they are large and require a lot of space to live. The city helps them to overcome the need for natural food by providing easy pickings in the garbage cans and bags that too many people leave accessible to them.
All the wrong places
Even the occasional fox has been spotted racing across some of the major streets as they dash to the nearest thicket for cover. While it is good to see the amount of life that occupies the city, it is obvious that we are soon going to be faced with some real problems. The size of this animal population is becoming an issue and we are going to have to look at ways of controlling it. The raccoon population is certainly one area that should be of concern to
Their numbers are now reaching the point where night-time brings out packs of them, all looking for food or love in all of the wrong places. This is where even the most responsible pet owners should be concerned. Toronto has been very lucky so far in that we have not seen a major outbreak of Rabies. While we are good at keeping our pets vaccinated against this deadly disease, there is still the real possibility of it entering
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into the raccoon, skunk and fox population. From there it could easily spread to our pets if they are allowed to roam freely. At this point we are not faced with a problem, and certainly there is no need for alarm about these matterAs. However, we do need to see a policy developed for the megacity on how we are going to co-exist with our animal now that the city and its human population have become larger. The worst thing that we could embark on here is a badly thought out reaction to the situation, which would bring no solution at all. We must do this for the benefit of all of our animal neighbours and friends, be they wild or domestic. Joe Cooper is a long-time East York resident and community activist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at email@example.com
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noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. WHERE: The Potter’s Studio - East York, 2 Thorncliffe Park CONTACT: 416-423-1827, email@example.com COST: Free Hand and wheel built items made by members of The Potter’s Studio.
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LobsterFest WHEN: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: Whistler’s Grille and Cafe, 995 Broadview Ave. CONTACT: Al Schaafsma, 416-751-2025, , alschaafsma@ sympatico.ca COST: $70.00 East York Rotary Lobsterfest fundraiser in support of local East York Charities. Dinner & Dancing (to live music by PlayBack. Steak and Vegan alternatives available. Tax receipts issued for a portion of each ticket price.
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Listening to Albinoni’s Adagio WHEN: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Dr. CONTACT: 416-396-3975, , COST: Free Andrea Budgey and performance by cellist Sonya Nanos.
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The busy intersection of Eglinton and Brentcliffe in Leaside is slated to undergo a number of changes in the future as the Eglinton Crosstown LRT goes through the area. The intersection was the site of a serious accident involving a motorcycle and a car recently.
LRT will mean changes to Leaside intersection >>>from page 1 GTAmotorcycle.com, fellow riders complain the EglintonBrentcliffe intersection is dangerous. “I work just around the corner from there and that intersection is one that needs a red light camera,” one person wrote. “It’s one of the worst intersections and the majority of drivers run the lights when they are already red.” Another person wrote: “I hope they put some metal bars for the pedestrians, make it no right (turn) on red and put a camera there. I’ve seen too many bad things happen at that intersection.”
Ward 26 Don Valley West Councillor John Parker said the intersection will receive “a great deal of scrutiny” because of the crash and a massive construction project that will begin in the area in weeks. “The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is going to have an underground section that will be tunneled through an entry point immediately to the east of this intersection so one of the things that is under way right now on a collaborative basis between the Metrolinx crew and city transportation services and the local police division is to look at ways of managing
traffic during the construction project and addressing the disruptive effects of the project,” he said. Parker added the project will involve “relocating utilities, widening the roadway and construction activity in the middle of the roadway.” Parker said the project will change the intersection and the area. The councillor said the motorcycle crash was the first collision of its kind that he’s aware of at the EglintonBrentcliffe intersection.
Police are asking anyone with info on the motorcycle crash to call 416-808-1900.
East York artist Narday the creator of Clay and Katie >>>from page 1 York City and represent places and concepts through line, light and shadow while balancing the importance of colour, texture and form. A creative director by day, Narday is also the creator and author of a series of children’s book called Clay and Katie. The show also features
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Transit promises sweet, but prospects bleak In the politics of commuting in Toronto, there is nothing as heartbreaking as a transit plan near the eve of an election. The promise is as sweet as the prospects are bleak. But the stakes are high enough that you cannot look away. Rob Ford played with the hearts of Scarborough residents when he promised to stop the Sheppard LRT and turn it into a subway just a few years ago. And a few years prior to that, Ontario premier Bob Rae and his successor Mike Harris broke the hearts of city of York residents, when Rae funded and then Harris cancelled a subway along Eglinton Avenue. Construction was already underway by the time that happened, proving that even a sure thing can become dubious in the hands of shifting governments. Now Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne has stepped up, making what sounds like a dubious promise from the get-go: $15 billion flowing to transit and transportation improvements in the Greater
david nickle the city Toronto Area (from $29 billion, province-wide), from... somewhere. Gas tax revenue will have something to do with it, as will a portion of the HST derived from fuel tax. And there will be added debt. Further details of how this money is to be raised will be revealed in the sure-to-bedefeated 2014 provincial budget in a few weeks. The money, if it ever comes, would sure be nice. More than nice, in fact: funding on that scale is essential, if Toronto and the region is to remain livable and economically viable. It might even be worth a bigger deficit to see it go ahead. There is a more immediate and less costly plan at work with the April 14 announcement: embarrassing the provincial Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats, as they get set
to presumably defeat the government and force a spring election. Wynne made that clear at the announcement, when she pointed out the plan will require allies – and if those allies aren’t in the Legislature, they could well be voters. If Wynne can successfully portray a vote against the government as a vote against transit funding, she’ll have a shot at the ear of every commuter struggling for breath and dignity on the YongeUniversity subway line. It won’t hurt her that the mayor’s race in Toronto is also shaping itself into a marathon meditation on public transit. Unfortunately for Wynne and for Toronto, the Ontario Liberals are entering this race with many other welldocumented disadvantages. If transit expansion is truly to be tied to a Liberal victory in 2014... well, that would be yet another heartbreak.
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Cycling improvement projects get boost Cycling improvement projects in Toronto and across the province will receive a boost of $25 million over three years, it was announced this week. The announcement, made by provincial Transportation Minister Glen Murray to kick off the 2014 Ontario Bike Summit, will see $10 million invested in municipal bike infrastructure projects like separated lanes. A further $15 million will go towards constructing paved shoulders for cycling on provincial highways and bridges. Congested? open houses planned wFeeling
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There’s still time to apply to be a board member for the city’s largest transit advocacy group. TTCriders is accepting online nominations until Saturday for transit enthusiasts seeking to join its board of directors. Elections will take place at the group’s annual general meeting May 10. Visit www.ttcriders.ca for
A public meeting will discuss transit improvements in the Jane-Finch area. TTC chair Maria Augimeri and Metrolinx community relations director Jamie Robinson will take part in a panel organized by the Community Action Planning Group of York West to discuss transit plans for the area, such as the $1.2 billion Finch West LRT scheduled to commence construction in 2015. A presentation is also planned on current transit service in the area, which is served by some of the city’s most crowded bus routes. The meeting is May 1 at York Woods Library, 1785 Finch Ave. W. Contact Michelle Francis at 416-4180635 or email mf20703@ gmail.com Rahul Gupta is The Guardian’s transit reporter. His column appears every Thursday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT
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