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Valley Park Riverdale Share on stage cricket pitch moves closer to completion RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Boosters of a new cricket field for East York will know soon if they are one step closer to securing over $100,000 in funding for the community-supported initiative. The Valley Park Go Green Cricket Field Project is hoping it has enough votes to reach the finals of the Aviva Community Fund online contest for its entry Let There Be Lights, which seeks to have outdoor lighting installed for the planned cricket field, to be located on the grounds of Valley Park Middle School as well as on former lands belonging to Toronto Hydro lying adjacent to the Overlea Boulevard school. To get to the final round of the competition the Valley Park group, which has already reached semifinals, needs to place in the Top 10 for entries with a budget of $100,000 or higher. If the idea makes the finals, it will receive $5,000 and the chance to win a grand prize of up to $150,000. Voting to reach the finals ended yesterday afternoon. With around 90 minutes to go, the Valley Park entry was outside of the Top 10 with >>>CRICKET, page 6

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SINGING ALONG: Sharon Hampson of Sharon and Lois sings the Twelve Days of Christmas during the 20th anniversary Riverdale Share concert at the Danforth Music Hall Sunday afternoon. For more photos from the community fundraising concert, please see page 3.

VOCA Chorus hosts Shining Night concert at Eastminster church The VOCA Chorus of Toronto will present Shining Night, a concert featuring seasonal songs of light, this Saturday night at Eastminster United Church on Danforth Avenue. Selections will range from Thomas Tallis’ 16th Century O Nata Lux to a wide variety of contemporary pieces

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making music at Riverdale share CONCERT MILESTONE: Right, Bill Usher, one of the event’s founders, performs a song during the 20th anniversary Riverdale Share concert at the Danforth Music Hall Sunday afternoon. Above, Sharon Hampson and Lois Lilienstein of Sharon and Lois perform The Twelve Days of Christmas to the enthusiastic audience. At left, Robert Priest and Alexandria Taylor sing. Since 1991, the all-volunteer concert has brought together some of the city’s most celebrated artists to entertain the community and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and truckloads of food for children and families in need. Staff photos/NICK PERRY

Police seek suspect in East York hit and run Police have released a photo of a vehicle and a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run collision in East York recently. The accident happened at about 5:23 p.m. on Nov. 28 near Main Street and Doncaster Avenue. Investigators report a 14-year-old girl was struck by the driver of a white pickup truck travelling eastbound through the intersection. At the time of the collision, the girl was attempting to cross Doncaster Avenue from the south side to the north side on the east of Main Street. The driver fled the scene eastbound on Doncaster Avenue. The victim, who was transported to hospital for treatment, suffered

serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police are looking for a two-door white GMC pickup truck, without a cab and an empty box. The pickup has blue writing on the side. driver Description The driver is described as a white male with a darker complexion, about 45 years old with a white ‘handlebar’ moustache and a heavy muscular build. He was last seen wearing a blue checkered, zip-up sweater. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416222-TIPS (8477) or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Police have released a sketch of a suspect, at right, wanted in connection with a hit and run in the Main Street and Doncaster Avenue area on Nov. 28 that injured a 14-year-old girl. Police said the suspect vehicle was a white GMC pickup similar to the one shown above.

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his week, Toronto residents saw students from numerous high schools take to the streets to protest the loss of extra-curricular activities at their high schools as part of the continuing battle between the Ontario governour view ment and its public school teachers. Next week, however, the heat Sharing of is really going to be turned up effective ideas as a one-day strike by public elementary school teachers in encouraged Toronto is expected at some point before next Friday, Dec. 21. The union representing the elementary school teachers, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), has been calling one-day strikes in school boards across the province since Monday of this week. The ETFO is giving boards, and parents, 72 hours notice of the impending strikes. Perhaps by the end of this week or early next week, Toronto residents with children in the public system should know what day the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) will strike the elementary schools. The TDSB will close the doors of its schools with students from junior kindergarten to Grade 8. The board has sent home letters to parents encouraging them to start making alternate arrangements for their elementary school children now. For thousands of parents this is going to be a costly, complicated and stressful day. But by working together in our neighbourhoods and school communities we can make it easier for those facing challenges. Communities in other boards have come up with some good ways of dealing with the strikes beyond taking the day off work or sending the kids to other family members. For instance, the City of Ottawa announced it would be extending its before and after school programs on the day of the strike. We expect to see an announcement from the City of Toronto shortly that it will be doing the same. Also, other organizations are stepping up. In the case of Ottawa again, the Ottawa Senators said they’d offer a full-day hockey camp that day for kids aged five to 12. Hello, Toronto Maple Leafs – there’s a great idea. There are many other great ideas out there parents can start sharing with each other right now, so that those who are able to help with child care on strike day can do so while those who must go to work can also do so. newsroom

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To the editor: I would deduce that Clayton Ruby’s victory in dislocating Mayor Rob Ford from city hall has outraged hard-working, taxpaying Torontonians like myself who welcomed Ford’s prudence after the excesses of the David Miller years. Should Rob Ford lose his appeal I only hope for the sake our city that Doug Holyday or Doug Ford will fill the void, shielding Toronto from regressing back to the Miller-era days, which elected to support union jobs rather than go with the most cost-efficient TTC streetcars and subway train replacements at the expense of the taxpayers. They also gave us the abhorred land-transfer tax that has hindered real estate transactions. David C. Searle

Shaping up to be a truly forgettable NHL season

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ess up, all you NHL fans out there pining over missing your beloved hockey. Even if this lockout drags on until January and the league ends up with just a 48-game or 60-game season and the New York Islanders end up playing the Florida Panthers two or three fewer times than they the normally do, are you really going to lose any sleep over it? As much as you love the game of hockey, don’t you think an 82-game schedule, is a tad long? Come on now. Be honest. You know it. I know it. The owners and players know it. Heck, deep down even Don Cherry knows it. The fact is, the wear and tear is way too much on us all. The movers and shakers behind the scenes are doing everybody – and the game – a humongous favour by shortening the season.

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Too bad they’re only going to be shortening one season. At least that’s how we all feel today, with autumn still in the air. Temperatures drop The moment the temperature drops that same endless NHL season doesn’t seem so long after all. In fact, everything about the league suddenly makes sense. Even the Islanders and the Panthers facing off two or three too few or too many times. For some reason amnesia automatically sets in when winter arrives. Old Jack

Frost takes his first nip out of your schnozz and presto, you immediately forget everything about the NHL that drives you up the wall. You forget that outside of emotional rivalries such as the Leafs/Canadiens, Oilers/Flames and Penguins/Flyers, for example, regular season games have about as much hitting as a pairs figure-skating ice dance samba. You forget about how you’re constantly lulled to sleep by the neutral zone trap and the left wing lock and are so thankful that they just don’t cut it during the playoffs, even though you have no idea what the heck either one of them is, let alone which is which. You forget that every team – except your favourite one, of course – seems to qualify for the postseason. You forget that the team that finishes first overall often gets bounced in the first round.

In short, you forget that no matter how good you thought the regular season game was that you saw last night, it will not even closely resemble the worst playoff game of the year. Ticket prices And you forget that ticket prices will likely go up for the playoffs, and we’re talking waaaaay up. Yes, even if half the season is cancelled. Yeah, you forget all that when those first snowflakes fall. Which means only one thing: the owners and players must be praying for the nastiest winter ever. Because fans are going to have a heck of a lot more to forget about this year than ever before. n Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Cricket pitch slated to open in July >>>from page 1 over 10,000 votes in support of the outdoor lighting proposal. Project co-chair Lisa GroganGreen said she and her team of volunteers worked hard to get the word out about the contest and the voting. Through various initiatives, the group has already managed to raise since 2011 more than one million dollars for the first phase

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hat a difference a year makes. Last year, the operating and capital budget was a battleground between left and right, downtown and inner suburbs, Margaret Atwood and Etobicoke North Councillor Doug Ford. The budget committee wrestled with hot-button issues such as the closure of city zoos and the denuding of public libraries. It was enough of a fight that Toronto Council finally took part of it away from the budget committee and Mayor Rob Ford, and set the stage for a dramatic power shift in which council wrestled pretty much everything away from the mayor. Mayor Ford and his supporters warned that in this year’s budget, council and the city would have to go through the war all over again. As it’s turned out, that’s not so much the case. The 2013 operating and capital budgets are definitely still a thing of the Ford administration. The budget will see tax dollars invested in road repairs to

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unprecedented levels — driven even higher by the need to repair and rehabilitate the crumbling Gardiner Expressway — covering roads in cash rather than borrowed money. To help fund that, there will be some cuts to fire, police and ambulance, and projects near and dear to the hearts of downtowners and the left wing on council — such as arts funding — aren’t getting the attention they might have under another mayor. But generally, this is a budget that doesn’t take many risks. There is no attempt to remove the land transfer tax. The budget doesn’t pretend to freeze property taxes. It doesn’t make an attack on downtown services particularly, just as it doesn’t reward suburban communities, especially.

Longtime east-end-based band Whiskey Jack has a list and they’re checking it twice to make sure all of their Christmas gems are polished and well rehearsed for their big Christmas show at the Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave. (just east of the Pape subway station) this Saturday.

It does make a significant and potentially damaging change to the way the city funds repairs, using cash instead of borrowing — but that is a serious doubleentry accounting problem, and not an especially significant political problem. It shouldn’t surprise that the Ford administration is taking it easy on this one, or at least playing things a little more slyly. Last year, Mayor Ford could still point to a strong electoral mandate as a basis to push hard on an agenda that was both aggressive and divisive. That mandate is still there in theory. But the mayor and the agenda are walking dead in these weeks before Christmas, as the budget committee wraps up its deliberations. They’ve been a sullen affair; budget committee chair Mike Del Grande presided over public deputations early this week, underneath the projection of a growing spreadsheet on which he costed every single thing Torontonians asked for in their three minutes. But again, that’s nothing com-

pared to the marathon meetings Mayor Ford held last year. Spreadsheets have nothing on sleep deprivation. And from the look of things, 2013 has nothing on 2012.

■ David Nickle is Toronto Community News’ City Hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at dnickle@ insidetoronto.com

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in your neighbourhood Danforth: One Hundred Years of Memories. On the long-term side, families like to be close to their loved ones. Nisbet is the last remaining not-forprofit home in the Toronto Danforth Riding. Tenants at McClintock Manor (named after the builder who built many homes in East York) like the fact they are close to the subway, and have easy access to shops and restaurants on the Danforth. They also enjoy the wonderful neighbourhood views from the building’s balconies. Nisbet has been accredited since 1997 with Accreditation Canada and has earned its reputation in the sector as a trustworthy facility with kindhearted care. The organization also runs a charitable foundation that supports their ongoing work. The current campaign ‘Nisbet Lodge: For Now…For Ever’ is helping to raise funds for a new nurse call system and to support planning for Nisbet’s future. Most people prefer to live on their own for as long as possible, but sometimes a move to long-term care or seniors housing is necessary and even advisable. For more information on the variety of services available or to arrange a tour contact Barbara Snell at 416-469-1105 ext. 1122 or check out www.NisbetLodge.com.

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The OSSTF earlier this week announced a withdrawal of voluntary and extra-curricular activities by all of its members Monday. Catholic high school teachers are in a different union, which has settled their differences with the province and are in the process of signing agreements with their local boards. “TCDSB (Toronto Catholic District School Board) schools are not affected,” said John W. Yan, the TCDSB’s senior coordinator for communications. Winter sports currently under way include hockey, basketball and volleyball.

Leaside Wildcats hosting hockey games The Leaside Wildcats junior hockey team are going through a season typical of an expansion franchise. In their first 16 games in the ultra competitive, 20-team Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), they’ve recorded two wins, two overtime ties and 12 losses, including one in overtime. But three of those regulation losses have been by one goal, and two by two goals. And five of their losses have come to league’s top four teams. Leaside are one of three teams from Toronto, the other two being the Toronto Aeros (11-3) and the Etobicoke Dolphins (9-5).

Leaside will be hoping to get back into win column approaching the holidays with five straight home matches as follows: n Hosting Cambridge, Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. at East York Arena; n Hosting Stoney Creek Saturday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. at Mattamy Athletic Centre (old Maple Leaf Gardens); n Hosting Bluewater, Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m., at Leaside Arena; n Hosting Kingston, Friday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. at East York Arena; n Hosting Southwest, Saturday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m. at Scarborough Village Arena.

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Oakwood Collegiate’s Brody Clarke, left, and teammate D’wain William battle Eastern Commerce Collegiate’s Tyler Stone for a rebound during high school senior boys’ basketball action last Thursday afternoon at Oakwood. Eastern went on to win the game 75-70. The game was one of the last for Toronto public high schools as secondary school teachers have ended extra-curricular activities, including sports, as part of their ongoing dispute with the provincial government.

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