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SIU no longer investigating Dawes Road arrest ANDREW PALAMARCHUK apalamarchuk@insidetoronto.com The province’s police watchdog is no longer investigating the circumstances of an arrest in East York last month because the arrested man’s injuries turned out not to be serious. The arrest, caught on video that was posted onto YouTube,

happened near Dawes Road and Park Vista shortly after midnight on June 22. The Special Investigations Unit began to probe the incident after a member of the media forwarded the agency a link to the video. The SIU said the video showed 33-year-old Craig Thompson being forcibly

arrested by Toronto Police Service officers. “The narrative included in the video link indicated that Mr. Thompson was hospitalized for a week after the incident and had difficulty walking and difficulty seeing from his right eye,” the SIU said in a news release. Thompson was interviewed by SIU investigators July 4 and

signed releases allowing them to obtain his medical records. The records, which were obtained July 10, showed Thompson’s injuries didn’t fit the SIU’s definition of serious. Police may conduct their own investigation, the SIU said. The SIU investigates whenever there is a serious injury or death involving police.

The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) received a windfall this week and they have Mayor Rob Ford to thank. The centre received $46,195.65 from U.S.-based website Gawker’s Crackstarter campaign. The campaign acted as a fundraiser to purchase the alleged video of Ford smoking crack cocaine. The website made a commitment to donors to give the more than $200,000 raised to a Canadian drug addiction centre. “It’s huge. We’ve never gotten anything like this before,” said Lynne Raskin, CEO of SRCHC. “We don’t know what we’re going to use it for because we haven’t counted on it and not planned it.” The centre provides health services to people suffering from addiction among other physical and mental health issues. They serve more than 7,000 members of the commu>>>CENTRE, page 11

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Gyro Auto Group of Companies ventures down new road with Gyro Hyundai Gyro Hyundai is Toronto’s newest, greenest, and largest Hyundai dealership. The most recent venture for Gyro Auto Group of Companies, the dealership is backed by two generations of family auto dealers and 40 years of experience in the Leaside and local GTA community. Gyro Auto Group of Companies began in 1953 when two brothers arrived from Slovenia to pursue their passion for cars. They started out giving car washes and offering general mechanics before quickly evolving into Toronto’s first Mazda dealership, Gyro Mazda. The company is now run by their sons, General Manager, JP Kovac and General Sales Manager, Paul Kmet, along with Pre-Owned Sales Manager, Jim Krigos. “We’ve been a family owned and operated business for two generations now,” says Kovac. After almost four decades of operation inToronto, Gyro Auto Group of Companies is venturing down a new road with Gyro Hyundai and is proud to play a roll in Leaside’s 100th anniversary by contributing to the rebirth, renewal and on-going gentrification of the area, which the company calls home. Located at 127 Laird Dr., Gyro Hyundai is surrounded by an abundance of great new retail shops and is easily accessible from downtown, the Beaches, the Danforth and the city centre of Toronto. The 60,000 square foot property, nine car showroom, two-level dealership with 14 service bays, plus delivery showroom ensure Toronto’s best Hyundai shopping experience. The dealership is eco-friendly with some of the latest green technologies found throughout the facility. The green roof uses sedum to cool the building and purify air while permeable pavers prevent excess water runoff and the rainwater runoff cap-

ture system absorbs rainfall over the entire site. LED lighting and high efficiency heating and cooling systems save energy and operate more quietly. The dealership provides the same down to earth customer service that Gyro has always stood by. The company’s approach is based on family values and approachable, one-on-one customer care. “[The owner’s] are at the dealership every day – we’re not absentee owners, we’re not a big group – we’re involved with the daily operations of the business and we try to keep a personal touch with all of our clients,” Kovac says. Gyro Hyundai houses brand new vehicles as well as pre-owned vehicles. The sales team uses a no pressure approach to ensure customers feel comfortable to browse at their own pace and ask questions. They get to know your needs and wants and match you with the right vehicle for your lifestyle. Buying a car is a big purchase, and customer expectations keep getting higher and higher. Gyro Hyundai is meeting their needs with more services offered than every before. “We offer compete customer service including courtesy calls to customers when their cars are ready for pick up and we send them an email when it’s time for a service. They don’t have to think about when to bring the car in for a service — we’ll make sure they get all the reminders they need.” The sales department houses experienced technicians trained to service Hyundai vehicles using the latest in service and diagnostic equipment in a brand new state of the art facility. Gyro Hyundai also offers tire storage, complete vehicle detailing and shuttle service. “Hyundai’s volume in the marketplace has really come up and it’s because of the products and their quality,” says Kovac.“We’re very excited about being a Hyundai dealer – they just released a brand new revised Santa Fe model and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s an excellent brand.” To test drive the all new 2013 Santa Fe or to learn about current offers, please call 416-422-6588. For more information on vehicles and services visit www.gyrohyundai.com.

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Photos by Jose Armando Villavona ON THE BOWLING GREEN: Above, Hilary Windrem congratulates a teammate after a bowl during the fundraising lawn bowling event to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Canada held Thursday evening at the Leaside Lawn Bowling Club. Top right, Evan Herbert prepares to take a shot. Far right, Katie Ablett reacts to a shot. Right, Madeleine Morgenstern concentrates as she bowls a ball down the green. The Lawn Summer Nights event took place at the Leaside club Thursday nights in July.

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ur city is a bustling place where the day-to-day grind can take a toll. For those looking for a little back-to-nature respite, we’ve got the perfect adventure waiting for you, just steps away from your front door.

In this edition’s special feature on pages 22 and 23, we highlight local hiking trails and others across the city where people can go to spot wildlife, keep active, socialize and re-energize. Other stories we’ve collected online will take you butterfly watching along the Leslie Street Spit, jogging through the ravines of the Don River and exploring the ecosystems of the 250-acre Humber Arboretum in north Etobicoke. There’s a surprising number of hiking and walking trails in our view our city. There are so many, we list them all within our The outdoors couldn’t feature. When you walk some of them right in our it’s easy to forget you’re in the own backyard middle of a bustling urban centre - like when you’re following the winding trails through the tall, dense forests of High Park. Others have landmark reminders, like the condo tower that looms over the meadowland of the Humber Arboretum. But all, some would suggest, have the power to refresh the spirit. The federal non-profit group Turtlefeather True Nature uses outings along these trails to help women who have experienced abuse gain confidence and reduce stress. It’s also a welcome outlet for groups like the Metro Toronto Fitness Club, who has been taking to the trails for years (nearly 50 in this case), seeking not only outdoor activity but new friendships. The group meets weekly for social walks and organizes social activities on a regular basis. Though one wouldn’t normally associate hiking and city life, these protected green spaces prove the two can compliment one another and we hope our feature will prove to our readers that hiking is accessible here in our communities. So pack a lunch, grab the sunscreen (and bug spray) and head out on your own trail adventure. These green spaces provide a natural oasis that can’t be fully appreciated until you’re there. Take time for yourself, or bring the whole family and discover the great outdoors right in your backyard.

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very time my grandmother saw some graffiti, she said a saying that goes back to the Victorian times. She said, “Fools’ names, like fools’ faces, often appear in public places”. I often say this to myself when I see one of the fartoo-many signature tags that have begun to move from back alleys onto community property. I have seen attempts by the company that has put up bus shelters try and keep ahead of the people who deface them. Several bus shelters had new glass installed to replace old defaced ones and in less than a week each was defaced by several “scratchitti” tags once again. The problem is that these tags are not a onetime act, but are a challenge to other taggers. Already new tags are beginning to cover the brand new bus shelters.

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The worst example of this kind of destruction is the public washroom in Taylor Creek Park, where a beautiful mural championing human rights was destroyed with tagging in less than a month. New York City These tags have their origin in hip hop culture, which started in New York City in the early 1970s. They were once the cornerstone of that culture. The actual origins of tagging have been attributed to a mail courier in New York who had a goal of riding on every subway train and bus route while doing his deliveries. To document this feat he wrote his name (VIC) and courier ID (156), along with

his nickname (“All City”) where ever he went. This soon evolved into graffiti, which was made famous by the exploits of TAKI 183, whose “art” with a spray can on walls and subway cars soon set the standards for others to copy. However, what I’m talking about is tagging in East York, which is as far removed from the realities of the big urban centres of the world as you can get. So rather than making a bold and heroic statement against some perceived force of urban repression, all these taggers have accomplished is to mark themselves as losers, add some additional costs to the city’s deficit and make our community environment ugly. Again, the original purpose of hip hop culture was to open up an honest dialogue about the realities of the urban experience through the only form of

expression left to impoverished youth. Tag signatures and graffiti were a way of reminding the world that real people lived in urban ghettos. In New York City during the 70s and 80s that kind of bold act of defiance was relevant and needed. However, today the tags that are being applied around East York simply diminishes the relevance of modern hip hop culture by reducing it to a copy cat act of personal ego, mass consumerism and really bad judgment. That kind of expression is not art or social commentary, just immaturity. If you see any tags in the area please call Toronto Police Services at 416-8082222 and have the graffiti eradication program come and remove it. Joe Cooper is a long-time East York resident and community activist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at eym@insidetoronto.com

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it’s happening w Thursday, July 25

Family Movie Thursdays WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Danforth/Coxwell Branch Toronto Public Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. CONTACT: 416-393-7783 COST: Free July 25 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (G); Aug. 1 - Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG).

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Origami Workshop WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Riverdale Branch, 370 Broadview Ave. CONTACT: Riverdale Branch, 416-393-7720 COST: Free John Jay Guppie of the Origami Society of Toronto presents new models in non-traditional origami. Easy to make, all paper provided. Registration required. For ages 7 and up. Friday Night Summer Fun WHEN: 8 p.m. to 12 midnight WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, 1083 Pape Ave CONTACT: 416-425-3070 COST: Free DJ Rob Martine. Hirut Hoot Comedy Night WHEN: 9 to 11 p.m. WHERE: Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, 2050 Danforth Ave. CONTACT: Kevin MacDonald, hiruthoot@gmail.com COST: $5 Monthly stand up show features

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Kitchen Basics WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Luke’s Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. CONTACT: Victoria, 416-424-3074, www.stluke.ca, v_martin@rogers. com COST: Free We’ll cook and learn together, share a meal and take away leftovers. All materials and food are provided.

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Rummage Sale WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Don Mills United Church, 126 O’Connor Dr. CONTACT: 416425-4951 COST: Free If you have craft or items to sell rent a table for $20. Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www.east yorkmirror.com. Read weeks of listings from your East York neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto. multicultural performers, headliners and rising stars.

Jim Farrell, 416-425-1714 COST: Free Hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages.

w Saturday, July 27

Glam Hands (Ages 10 and up) WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Riverdale Branch, 370 Broadview Ave. CONTACT: Riverdale Branch, 416393-7720 COST: Free Explore the glam and glitzy art of the manicure. Registration required.

Withrow Park Farmers’ Market WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave. CONTACT: http://www.withrowpark.ca, COST: Free Local produce, meats, dairy, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods & lots of other goodies. Saturdays until Oct 26. Rain or shine! Yard Sale at 22 WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave. CONTACT:

Live Music @ the Branch WHEN: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave. CONTACT: Jim Farrell, 416-425-1714, rcl22.com, jimb.farrell@yahoo.ca COST: Free An evening of live music with Joe

w Tuesday, July 30

Dusk Dances 2013 WHEN: today to Aug. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Withrow Park - northeast end, 725 Logan Ave. CONTACT: Sylvie Bouchard, 416-593-8455, www.duskdances.ca, COST: Free Four eclectic dances pieces.

w Wednesday, July 31

Pyjama Time WHEN: 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. WHERE: Danforth/Coxwell Branch Toronto Public Library, 1675 Danforth Avenue CONTACT: 416-393-7783 COST: Free Bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. Drop in. Don’t forget to wear your pjs!

w Thursday, Aug. 1

Bubble Extravaganza WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: River-

dale Branch, 370 Broadview Ave. CONTACT: Riverdale Branch, 416393-7720 COST: Free Weather permitting, this event will be held outdoors. Please wear appropriate clothing for playing with bubbles.

w Friday, Aug. 2

Afternoon Teen Movie: Skyfall WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. WHERE: S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave. CONTACT: 416-396-3975 COST: Free Bond provides lots of action. Ages: 13-19. Rated: PG. 142 mins.

w Tuesday, Aug. 6

All About Drawing WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Danforth/Coxwell Branch Toronto Public Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. CONTACT: 416-393-7783 COST: Free Bring your creative minds and dive into activities based on drawing.

w Wednesday, Aug. 7

York Seniors’ Summer BBQ WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. WHERE: Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Ave. CONTACT: Councillor Janet Davis, 416-392-4035, councillor_davis@ toronto.ca COST: Free Come out for music, prizes, food and fun. Councillor Janet Davis, MP Matthew Kellway and MPP Michael Prue for the annual barbecue at the Stan Wadlow Clubhouse.

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Dusk Dances brings magical performances to Withrow Park REBECCA FIELD rfield@insidetoronto.com One of the more mobile art forms returns to Withrow Park this year, the home stage for the Dusk Dances Festival. In its 19th year, the festival showcases all forms of dance, from contemporary to traditional Indian, and runs from July 30 to Aug. 4. This year it will feature four dances that run nightly at 7 p.m. “It’s very different to create and perform outside than it is in a theatre,” said festival organizer Sylvie Bouchard. “In the park you compete with noises and with a lot of visual things that happen around you so it’s a very different experience for the audience and for the dancers.” Bouchard came up with the idea while sitting in the park in 1993, wanting to bring dance out of the theatre and into a more accessible arena for the public. “I thought that in a public park there are people there already,” said Bouchard, who

commissions choreographers and dancers from different styles of dance each year to give a well-rounded demonstration of dance. Dusk Dances goes on tours around the province and the country, but Bouchard considers Withrow Park to be the home stage of the festival. “It’s where we belong. It’s where people are very supportive of us and want us to be there,” said Bouchard, who noted Withrow Park has had up to 800 spectators for the festival in the past. TOUR Each evening works as a tour around the park, fully utilizing its fixtures, trees, playgrounds and pathways. A host – this year Dan Watson – brings the spectators from dance to dance across the park. “It’s a lot of people given that we make them sit down, get up, walk to the next site, sit down, get up, walk to the next site, sit down five times – it’s pretty good,” Bouchard said.

This year, the tour will include a piece by Riverdale choreographer Susie Burpee that involves an outdoor boxing ring set up between trees in the park and a dance battle between dancers Yvonne Ng and Robert Glumbek from Tiger Princess Dance Projects. “They’re exceptional,” said Burpee, who lives at Jones Avenue and Gerrard Street. “It’s re a l l y n i c e t o d o something that I can tell my neighbours to come on down to and they can walk up the street.” “It’s a good way to get to know a community,” said Burpee, who notes the performances are a great way for people to get to know an art form they might not be familiar with. Carmen Romero, who is performing a flamenco dance to live piano at the festival, agreed. “It’s a really good high calibre of artistry in a very natural environment and it invites the public in to experience and enjoy dance.” The Riverdale community will

also get to enjoy a performance involving a 1985 Chevette by the Throwdown Collective. “Myself and my two creative partners are creating a new piece on a car, in a car and around a car,” said Brodie Stevenson of the collective. Stevenson both works and lives in Cabbagetown, and has been performing at Withrow Park since 2007. “There’s usually a lot of people compared to other parks that we perform in,” Stevenson said. “It’s quite exciting, but it’s also slightly intimidating when you see that many people walking towards you in the park and there’s kids and dogs and strollers.” The Throwdown Collective is using the car as the finale in a trio of dances for Dusk Dances involving large live props – including a couch and some giant wooden boxes. Dances begin at 7 p.m. at Withrow Park, which is south of the Danforth between Logan and Carlaw. Visit To http:// duskdances.ca

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The latest TTC web video instructs subway riders how to properly use the passenger assistance alarm (PAA). The yellow strip is found on all trains and is intended to quickly summon emergency services personnel to attend to someone in urgent need of aid. But as is pointed out in the five-minute Youtube clip, 70 per cent of the 6,000 PAA activations in 2012 were for nonemergencies and resulted in more than 50 hours in delays to commuters. The video is the latest in a series intended to educate ridership about TTC issues. To see the video, go to: www.youtube.com/embed/ sPrypYcw0mw system improvements wPresto

Presto now allows transit users to load the equivalent of a monthly pass onto their prepay electronic fare cards. The passes are also automatically renewable and are one of several improve-

TO in TRANSIT ments to Presto announced by Metrolinx last week. Other new features include being able to add 10 cards to one user account and being able to pay the concession fares for children, students and seniors which was not possible before. For more information about the new features, visit www.prestocard.ca changes colour scheme wGO

Commuters may be forgiven if they do a double-take the next time they board a GO Transit vehicle. That’s because the regional transit agency has decided after nearly 50 years to revamp its traditional GO Green colour scheme. A photo was posted online last week of a GO train locomotive and passenger car at GO’s Willowbrook Yard maintenance facility in Mimico sporting the new look, which

now features two contrasting shades of green. The GO logo is also a darker green. GO spokesperson Anne Marie Aikens confirmed the colour change, which has already appeared on refurbished trains and buses. subway access expands wWi-Fi

It will be some time yet before all TTC commuters can surf the internet while standing on a subway platform, but two stations at least will offer free Wi-Fi access by the end of the year. The TTC announced it is ready to proceed with a pilot Wi-Fi program at St. George and Bloor Station starting in December 2013. BAI Canada Inc, which is building a wireless network for 61 subway stations, has presented its installation and design plans for the project, which won’t be completed until the end of 2017. Rahul Gupta is Metroland Media Toronto’s transit reporter. Follow him on Twitter@TOinTRANSIT

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Mills United rummage sale wDon A rummage sale is set for this Saturday at Don Mills United Church. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 126 O’Connor Dr., at the corner of Pape Avenue. Anyone with crafts, items to sell who is interested in renting a table for $20 should call 416425-4951. York Farmers Market wEast

The East York Farmers Market takes place Tuesdays at the East York Civic Centre from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market runs until Nov. 5. The East York Civic Centre is located at 850 Coxwell Ave. Also, the Withrow Park Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The park is at 725 Logan Ave., south of Danforth Avenue. musical at Todmorden wElvis

T h e Pa p e r m i l l Ga l l e r y i n Todmorden Mills presents All Shook Up: An Elvis Musical! this week. The musical comedy is built around a number of songs made

famous by Elvis Presley. The show is on stage tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 2:30 p.m. The Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is located at 67 Pottery Rd., just east of the Bayview Extension. For more info on the Elvis production, visit www.firstactproductions.ca Family movies in Riverdale Park Movies in the Park is set for Riverdale Park East this summer. This year’s lineup includes E.T. The ExtraTerrestrial Aug. 4 at 8:45 p.m.; and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Aug. 18 at 8:30 p.m. People are encouraged to bring a picnic, their friends and families to watch the PG-rated flicks. In addition to watching movies under the stars, the event acts as a fundraiser for children’s organizations, which this year include St.

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James Town, Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care and the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club. Proceeds from each movie screening are donated to the featured organization. Visit www.moviesinthepark. wordpress.com for more information. softball in Beach Hill wPick-up

The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association (BHNA) invites residents to a game or two of pick-up softball. Beach Hill Pick-up Softball takes place Saturdays at Fairmount Park, 1725 Gerrard St. E. It will continue every Saturday through the summer from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The league is for adults, but young adults 14 and older are also invited. People are encouraged to bring their own glove. Balls and a bat will be provided. Contact Jason Gilman at softballbeachhill@gmail.com for an exact location. wading pools now open wLocal

Residents are reminded that the City of Toronto’s wading pools are now open and will remain so

until Sunday, Sept. 1. Locally, wading pools are located at Coleman, East Lynn, Fairmount, George Webster, Hideaway, Kempton Howard, Livingstone, Matty Eckler, Oakcrest, Phin, Stephenson, Topham and Withrow parks. Wading pool hours vary by location. For more information on city parks, please visit www.toronto. ca/parks Up Jazz runs helps out TEGH wTune

The Beaches Tune Up Jazz Run, which helps raise funds for Toronto East General Hospital, is set for this Sunday. There is a cap on the number of runners 80 per cent full. Early registration is suggested. The run has routes of 5, 10 and 20 kilometres and goes from 7 a.m. to noon, starting at Kew Gardens. 2075 Queen St. E. Along with helping raise funds for the hospital, the run is an official Tune Up Training Run for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. To register, visit www.canadarunningseries.com/jazz. To create a personal fundraising page, please visit http://bit.ly/1azs0RT

hair cuts in Leaside wSports A sports-themed haircutting business with its roots in Georgetown, Texas has opened its first Toronto store in Leaside. SportsClips Haircuts recently celebrated its grand opening at 1538 Bayview Ave. Along with stylists who specialize in male hair care, the barbershop offers large flat-screen TVs with sports programing and more. For information, visit www. sportsclips.ca for Nellie’s Shelter wRun

Help women and children fleeing abuse by running for Nellie’s Shelter in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 20. All of the funds raised go to support the programs and services offered at Nellie’s including the Summer Kids Leadership Camp and the Women Experiencing Abuse and Violence Support Group. The event includes a halfmarathon and 5K run. Contact Nellie’s at info@nellies. org or call 416-461-0769 to join the team or for more information on the event.

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feet) away from your garbage bin. The city does not collect hazardous waste such as paint cans and fluorescent lighting tubes and bulbs. Instead, take them to a drop-off depot or a local community environment day or call 311 to arrange for a “toxic taxi” for free pick up. Construction material such as drywall and wood should be taken to a drop-off site or picked up by a private disposal company. Check Waste Wizard, the online search tool at http:// app.toronto.ca/wes/winfo/ search.do, or call 311 if you are unsure of how to properly dispose of waste materials, the city said.

Centre to determine use of funds >>>from page 1 nity each year. “We’re full of ideas so it will be a question of sitting down and figuring out what’s needed,” Raskin said. The news of the donation came in last week, the same week the centre unveiled a memorial. The installation is in honour of 79 people who have been to the centre in the past three years and died. The six-foot tall memorial

sits beside the centre at 955 Queen St. E. Important work “To me it was a testimony to why we need extra resources to do the work because it’s hard, it’s important and we’re really committed to working with folks that a lot of people don’t want to work with,” Raskin said. “We feel quite blessed to have received

this.” Four centres ended up getting evenly divided portions of the money, including the SRCHC, the Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke, North-York Unison Health and Community Services and the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee.

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suspect who could be as young as 12 after a 19-yearold woman was mugged in the Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street area Saturday night. Police said a suspect struck the woman on the head and stole her headphones around 11:25 p.m. The robber is white, 12 to 16 years old, 5’3” to 5’5” tall, 120 to 130 pounds with curly brown collar-length hair and a thin build.

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Withrow Park tykes win Ontario ball hockey championship A team from Withrow Park has won the top tyke ‘AA’ provincial ball hockey championship in Kitchener. The Withrow Knights team, many of whom played ice hockey together for the East York Bulldogs select hockey team, won the championship game on July 7 2-0 over a team from Kitchener. Semifinal It was their second victory over the team, having beaten them 6-3 in the preliminary round. Withrow Park won their semifinal game 4-0 over a team from Belleville. Besides the win over Kitchener, preliminary round

games were also won over Penetang 7-2 and Brampton 4-1. Players included Jayden Tang, Rhys Clarke-Andrews, Robert Palermo, Eoin Bradley, Niko Triadafilopoulo, Clarke Needles, Aiden Pitblado, Luca Marrelli, Aidan Hollyoak, L a n d o n E n g l i s h , Na t e Dugwell, Kei Hagiwara, Kristian Lamanna, Cameron Dale, Cole Cooksey, Chris Mosios and Elliot Dufour. Coaches for the Withrow team included Anthony Hollyoak, Andrew Needles, Steve Dale and Phil Triadafilopoulos.

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BEST SHOPPING ART GALLERY

LINGERIE STORE

Artisans on Danforth ......................................D The Workshop Gallery ....................................D

Avec Plaisure.................................................S Cupid Boutique ..............................................P La Vi En Rose.................................................D La Senza........................................................D Sophias Lingerie ............................................G

BICYCLE SHOP Cycle Path .....................................................D Cyclemania....................................................P GP Bikes........................................................G

BOOK STORE Book City .......................................................D Chapters........................................................P Circus Books & Music ....................................S Coles .............................................................S Indigo ............................................................G

BRIDAL SHOP Becker’s Bridal ..............................................D Chester’s .......................................................G

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING Chris and Tina’s .............................................P Ages and Stages............................................S Gap................................................................G Once Upon A Child .........................................D Silly Goose Kids .............................................P

CLEARANCE CENTRE Ends ..............................................................P Goodwill Sherbourne and Bloor......................G Winners .........................................................D XS Cargo .......................................................S

COMPUTER STORE Canada Computers ........................................D Carbon Computing.........................................P Dell................................................................P Riverdale Mac................................................P

DEPARTMENT STORE Marks ............................................................S Sears.............................................................G Target ............................................................D The Bay .........................................................P

DRUG STORE OR PHARMACY

Hoopers.........................................................P IDA ................................................................S Pharmasave, East General .............................G Rumballs .......................................................S Shoppers Drug Mart.......................................D

ELECTRONICS STORE Best Buy ........................................................D Futureshop ....................................................P Shoppers .......................................................S Tech Direct ....................................................S The Source ....................................................G

FLEA MARKET Treasure Island ..............................................D Warden/Eglinton Jewelry Exchange ...............P

GARDENING & NURSERY STORE Bills Garden Center ........................................P Danforth Lumber, Garden Centre....................D East End Gardening Centre ............................D Loblaws.........................................................G

GOLF EQUIPMENT Canadian Tire.................................................P Golf Town.......................................................D

HARDWARE STORE Canadian Tire.................................................P Danforth Lumber ...........................................S Home Depot...................................................D Pat’s Home Hardware ....................................D Rona..............................................................G

HEALTH FOOD STORE Better Bulk.....................................................P Big Carrot ......................................................D GNC...............................................................G Peaches and Green........................................G Vita Path Health Food.....................................G

HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTRE

Danforth Lumber ..........................................P Home Depot...................................................D Lowe’s...........................................................P Rona..............................................................G

JEWELLERY STORE Ardenes on Danforth......................................P Danforth Jewellers.........................................D Drysdale and Co.............................................S Harold Jewellery Buyer ..................................G Social Butterfly on Danforth ...........................S Thomas .........................................................S

MATTRESS STORE

Comfort Night ................................................G Ikea ...............................................................P Sleep Country ................................................D The Brick.......................................................G

MEN’S CLOTHING Korry’s ...........................................................G Mark’s Work Warehouse.................................D Moores ..........................................................P Wardrobe for Men..........................................D

MUSICAL STORE

Twelfth Fret Guitar Shop.................................P Brian’s Drum Shop.........................................S Encore Music.................................................G Long & McQuade ...........................................D Mike’s Piano ..................................................S

PAINT STORE Dulux.............................................................P Pat’s Home Hardware ....................................D

PET GROOMER Barkingham Palace........................................G Diggin the Dog...............................................S Groom by Lawrence LeVoir ............................S My Dog Spot..................................................P Precious Paws ...............................................D Sandra of Do’s for Dogs Cedervale at Danforth...S

PET STORE Bark n Scratch...............................................D Paw & Claws ................................................G Pet Valu .........................................................P Pet Valu at Shoppers World ............................P Pet Valu Danforth and Jones ..........................S Petsmart........................................................D Small Wonders...............................................G Wag on the Danforth......................................D

RECORD & CD STORE

Books and Records Inc ..................................S Circus............................................................P HMV ..............................................................D Indigo at Bayview Village ...............................G Mike’s Music .................................................P

TOY STORE

WOMEN’S CLOTHING

FAMILY RESTURANT

LOCAL PUB

My Gifted Child ..............................................G Silly Goose.....................................................P Toys R Us.......................................................D Treasure Island Toys ......................................G

Anthropologie ................................................P Mark’s Work Warehouse.................................G Social Butterfly on Danforth ...........................S The Bay .........................................................P Winners .........................................................D

Friendly Greek ...............................................G Golden Pizza..................................................G Jawny Bakers................................................P Last Drop Cafe...............................................D Melanie’s Bistro .............................................G Occasions Restaurant ....................................G Sarah’s Restaurant ........................................G Swiss Chalet..................................................P

Allen’s............................................................G Ceili Cottage ..................................................D Fox and Fiddle ...............................................P Sarah’s Cafe and Bar .....................................S The Fox and Firkin .........................................S

USED BOOKSTORE Books and Records Inc .................................P Circus Books & Music ....................................D Hugh’s ...........................................................G Re: Reading ...................................................S

FISH & CHIPS

BEST ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE BOWLING

LIVE THEATRE

FRENCH RESTAURANT

Danforth Bowl................................................P O’Connor Bowl...............................................D Thorncliffe Bowlerama...................................G

Canadian Stage .............................................G Danforth Music Hall .......................................D East Side Players ...........................................P

Batifole..........................................................G Celestin .........................................................G La Cigogne ....................................................S Papillon on the Park.......................................P Patisserie la Cygogne.....................................G Sauvignon Bistro............................................D

CAMPING EQUIPMENT MAKE YOUR OWN WINE & BEER Canadian Tire.................................................P Mountain Equipment Co-op............................D

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Fermentations................................................G Millwood Wine Works.....................................D Village Wine...................................................P

MARTIAL ARTS CLUB

Gymboree......................................................P Oaks & Acorns ...............................................D Silly Goose Kids .............................................G The Space .....................................................S Broadway Arts Centre ....................................S

De Santos Martial Arts ...................................P Dragonz.........................................................D Fight Club ......................................................G Japan Martial Arts Centre ..............................S Olympian Martial Arts.....................................S

DANCE SCHOOL

MUSICAL INSTRUCTION

Dance Kids Canada........................................G Dance, Dance, Dance!....................................S Joy of Dance..................................................S Oaks’N Acorns ...............................................D Pegasus.........................................................P The SPACE.....................................................S Vital Precision Dance Company (VPDC) ..........G

Twelfth Fret Guitar Shop.................................D Elite ...............................................................G Encore Music.................................................S Find A Way.....................................................P Lippert Music Centre......................................G The SPACE.....................................................G

FITNESS CLUB

Dollar Store....................................................D It’s My Party...................................................P

Beaches Fitness.............................................D East York Curling Club....................................G Goodlife Fitness .............................................G Workout Loft..................................................S YMCA ............................................................P

GYMNASTIC SCHOOL Birchmount Gymnastics .................................D East York Gymnastics Club.............................P Toronto Premier .............................................G

PARTY SUPPLIES SPA Body Blitz ......................................................P Parkview Hills Rehab .....................................G Sugar Moon...................................................D Vimi Medi Spa................................................S

TANNING SALON

Fabutan .........................................................P Vivid Body Tanning.........................................D

BEST PLACE FOR FOOD & DRINK

SECOND HAND STORE ALL-AROUND RESTAURANT CHICKEN RESTAURANT

Ages and Stages............................................P St. Johns at Danforth/Cedervale.....................G The Swap Shop .............................................G Thrift Shop on Pape at Floyd ..........................G Value Village ..................................................D Yesterday’s Finds ...........................................D

SEWING STORE Fabricland......................................................D Needlepoint Art ..............................................G Sewing World.................................................G Sew’N Knit’N Serge .......................................P

SHOE STORE BioPed ...........................................................D Corso Shoes ..................................................D Payless ..........................................................G Shoe Company ..............................................P The Blue Shoebox..........................................S Walking on a Cloud ........................................D

SHOPPING CENTRE Bayview Village..............................................G East York Shopping Centre .............................D Eglinton Square Shopping Centre...................D Gerrard Square ..............................................D Shopper’s World.............................................P

SPORTING GOODS Canadian Tire.................................................D Cyclemania....................................................G Fred’s Sports .................................................G Mark’s Work Warehouse.................................S Sportchek......................................................P

STRIP PLAZA Donlands .......................................................P Shopper’s World Danforth ..............................D Sunnybrook Plaza ..........................................G

Len Duckworths Fish and Chips .....................D Off the Hook ..................................................G Olde Yorke Fish n’ Chips on Laird ...................P

Allen’s............................................................S Il Fornello.......................................................D Jawny Bakers................................................G Melanie’s Bistro .............................................P Occasions Restaurant ....................................D Relish ............................................................S Sunset Grill on Danforth.................................G Thai Room .....................................................G

BAGELS Great Canadian Bagel ....................................P Last Drop Cafe...............................................D The Bagel House............................................S What-a-Bagel ................................................G

BAKERY Beaches Bakery.............................................P CakeTown Cafe..............................................G Danish Bakery ...............................................G Hansen’s Danish Pastry Shop on Pape ...........S Last Drop Cafe...............................................D The Big Carrot................................................S

BREAKFAST Bus Terminal Restaurant ................................G Cora’s ............................................................G Donlands .......................................................S EggSmart.......................................................S Lazy Daisy Cafe .............................................G Melanie’s Bistro .............................................S Sunset Grill on Danforth.................................P

BUFFET China Bowl ....................................................S Imperial Buffet...............................................P Mandarin .......................................................D Starwalk Buffet..............................................G

BUTCHER SHOP Cumbrae........................................................G Fresh From the Farm......................................P Leslieville Butcher..........................................S Royal Beef .....................................................D Sunny Foodmart ............................................D

Happy Panda .................................................S KFC ...............................................................G Paulette’s Chicken (Leslieville) .......................P Swiss Chalet..................................................D

CHINESE RESTAURANT Cantonese Delight..........................................S Donlands .......................................................P Eden..............................................................G Imperial Buffet...............................................D Number One ..................................................S The Golden Chopstick ....................................S

CHOCOLATE STORE Belgian Chocolate Shop .................................P Nutty Chocolatier ...........................................D Patisserie La Cigogne ....................................S Soma.............................................................G

COFFEE SHOP Last Drop Cafe...............................................D Remarkable Bean ..........................................G Starbucks ......................................................S Tim Horton’s ..................................................P

DELI Danforth Valu Mart.........................................P Jerry’s ...........................................................G Mr. Sub..........................................................D Plank Road Market ........................................S Royal Beef .............................................................. P

DESSERT Big Carrot ......................................................S Dairy Queen...................................................D Demetres.......................................................P Last Drop Cafe...............................................D Sweet Indulgence ..........................................G

GREEK RESTAURANT Astoria...........................................................D Messini..........................................................S Mezes on the Danforth...................................P Mr. Greek.......................................................G Pantheon .......................................................S Square Boy (Greek Town)...............................S

GROCERY STORE Better Bulk.....................................................S Danforth Valu-Mart ........................................P Foodland........................................................G Fresh Co. .......................................................S Lowblaws ......................................................D Sunny Foodmart ............................................D

HAMBURGER RESTAURANT Allen’s............................................................S Burger’s Priest ...............................................D Harvey’s ........................................................G Retro Burger ..................................................S The Works .....................................................P

ICE CREAM STORE Carter’s..........................................................P Dairy Queen...................................................D Ed’s Real Scoop .............................................D St. Clair Ice Cream .........................................G

INDEPENDENT GROCERY STORE Better Bulk.....................................................S Danforth Valu Mart.........................................P Jerry’s Supermarket ......................................G Sunny Foodmart ............................................D

INDIAN RESTAURANT Gautama........................................................S Makkah .........................................................G Poonam Delight .............................................P Shari Punjab ..................................................S The Host ........................................................D The Siddhartha ..............................................D

LUNCH Donlands .......................................................G Il Fornello.......................................................G Jawny Bakers................................................S Last Drop Cafe...............................................D Len Duckworth’s Fish and Chips ....................G Melanie’s Bistro .............................................D Pizzeria Libretto.............................................P San Francisco’s Sandwiches..........................S Subway .........................................................P

OUTDOOR PATIO Allen’s............................................................P Il Fornello.......................................................S Last Drop Cafe...............................................D Sarah’s ..........................................................G

PUB FOR WINGS Jawny Bakers................................................P Kelsey’s .........................................................S Lion on the Beach..........................................G Markham Station ...........................................S Remark’s Bar & Grill.......................................S St. Louis ........................................................D The Firkin ......................................................G The Walley.....................................................S TKO’s.............................................................S

RESTAURANT ATMOSPHERE Allen’s............................................................S Green Eggplant ..............................................P Jawny Bakers................................................S Last Drop Cafe...............................................D Melanie’s Bistro .............................................P Pizza Libretto.................................................S Relish ............................................................S Sarah’s Cafe ..................................................G Thai Room .....................................................S The Duncan House.........................................S

SALAD BAR Imperial .........................................................P Jawny Baker’s ...............................................D Subway .........................................................G Tuckers..........................................................S

STEAK RESTAURANT Allen’s............................................................G Montana’s......................................................S The Keg .........................................................D Tulip ..............................................................P

SUSHI RESTAURANT Aji Sai ............................................................D Katsu Sushi ...................................................P Nine Up Sushi ................................................S Sushi Delight .................................................G Sushi Sushi....................................................D Sushi Time.....................................................S

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

TEA ROOM

Gio Ranas Really Really Nice Restaurant ........P Il Fornello.......................................................D Paul’s Spaghetti.............................................S Pizzeria Libretto.............................................G

Celena’s Bakery.............................................G David’s ..........................................................P Tea Emporium................................................D

JAPANESE RESTAURANT Ajai Sai ..........................................................P Happy Sushi ..................................................G Sushi Delight .................................................D Yuki ...............................................................S

THAI FOOD RESTAURANT Basil Thai Kitchen ..........................................D Jean’s Vegetarian Kitchen ..............................G Satay on The Road on Bayview ......................S Thai on Danforth............................................P Thai Room .....................................................G

LOCAL PIZZA Danforth Pizza House.....................................S Diamond Pizza...............................................G Il Fornello.......................................................P Pizzeria Libretto.............................................D

BEST AUTOMOTIVE AUTO DETAILING

AUTO PARTS

Canadian Tire.................................................D Parkview Hills Car Spa ...................................P Prochilo Bros on Greenwood ..........................S Splash and Shine Danforth Avenue ................G

Canadian Tire.................................................D McMasters.....................................................G Mr. Starter .....................................................S NAPA Auto Parts.............................................P

AUTO GLASS Apple Auto Glass............................................P Prochilo Bros on Greenwood ..........................G Speedy ..........................................................D

AUTO SERVICE Greenwood Auto ............................................D Parkway Honda..............................................P Prochilo .........................................................S Speedy Muffler Danforth................................G Sunny’s .........................................................P


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OIL CHANGE & LUBE

Birchmount Collision Inc.................................G Canadian Tire.................................................D Greenwood Auto ...........................................P Prochilo Bros on Greenwood ..........................S

10 Minute Oil Change ....................................S Canadian Tire.................................................D Greenwood Auto ............................................P Master Mechanic ...........................................S Midas ............................................................G Mr. Lube ........................................................P Speedy Muffler Danforth................................S

DOMESTIC CAR DEALERSHIP Bob Bannerman.............................................D Donway Ford .................................................G Parkway Honda..............................................G Toronto Honda ...............................................P Willison Chrysler............................................S

OVERALL CAR DEALERSHIP

Downtown Hyundai.......................................D Downtown Infiniti...........................................P Downtown Toyota ..........................................D Lexus Downtown ...........................................P Toronto Honda ...............................................G

Downtown Hyundai........................................P Downtown Lexus ...........................................P Downtown Toyota ..........................................D Gyro Mazda ...................................................G Heritage Ford.................................................S Lexus on the Park ..........................................P Mercedes Eglinton .........................................G Parkway Honda..............................................S Toronto Honda ...............................................D

MUFFLER SHOP

RADIATORS

Canadian Tire.................................................D Danforth Auto.................................................G Midas ............................................................S Speedy Muffler ..............................................P

Canadian Tire.................................................D Danforth Auto.................................................P

IMPORT CAR DEALERSHIP

NEW CAR DEALERSHIP

BMW .............................................................G Downtown Hyundai........................................P Downtown Lexus ...........................................P Downtown Toyota ..........................................P Honda Danforth at Gledhill .............................G Mercedes Benz..............................................D Toronto Honda ...............................................P

TIRE SHOP Canadian Tire.................................................D Goodyear .......................................................G Green and Ross .............................................P Superior Tire..................................................S

TRANSMISSION Canadian Tire.................................................D Danforth Auto.................................................G Mr. Transmission.............................................P

LAWN SERVICE

East End Garden Centre .................................D Ed’s Lawn Service .........................................G L and D Services............................................S Ledesma Landscaping...................................G

LIGHTING CENTRE Canadian Tire Leslie Store..............................S Home Depot...................................................P Living Lighting ...............................................D Lowe’s...........................................................G Rona..............................................................S Union Lighting ...............................................S

PATIO FURNITURE

PAVING CONTRACTOR

Anzano ..........................................................G Danforth Paving .............................................D Bell Auto .........................................................P Galbraith Paving.............................................P Downtown Toyota ...........................................D HMGH............................................................S Foster Kia .......................................................S James Graham ..............................................S Warranty Auto Sales........................................G

APPLIANCES

Canadian Tire.................................................P Home Depot on Curity....................................D Lowe’s...........................................................G Sears.............................................................D The Brick.......................................................S

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Belyea Bros. Ltd.............................................G Distinctive by Design .....................................G Home Depot...................................................D Morgado construction ....................................S Rona..............................................................P

FLOOR & TILE STORE

Home Again ...................................................P Home Depot...................................................D Regal Tile.......................................................S Rona..............................................................P The Toronto Tile Store ....................................P Tile City .........................................................G

FURNITURE STORE EQ3 ...............................................................G Leon’s............................................................D Moss .............................................................S The Brick.......................................................P

BLINDS & CURTAINS

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Blinds R us ....................................................P Blinds To Go...................................................D Fabric Fabric..................................................P Night and Day................................................P Rose Garden..................................................G

Belyea Bros. Limited ......................................P Chix that Fix...................................................G Mike Dofort....................................................S Renovations Plus ...........................................D White’s Renovations.......................................S

BUILDING MATERIALS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Central Fairbanks ..........................................P Danforth Lumber ...........................................G Habitat for Humanity Re-Store .......................P Home Depot...................................................D Lowe’s...........................................................S

CARPET Carpet Connection .........................................S Carpet Mill.....................................................P End Of the Roll...............................................G Home Depot...................................................G Sears.............................................................D

DECKING Danforth Lumber ...........................................D GHMG............................................................S Home Depot...................................................P Renovations Plus ...........................................S Rona..............................................................G

DOORS & WINDOWS Brock Doors and Windows .............................D Clera Windows and Doors ..............................G Danforth Lumber ...........................................P Home Depot...................................................D ReStore .........................................................P Sears.............................................................S Sobol .............................................................S

FIREPLACES & EQUIPMENT Enbridge........................................................P Home Depot...................................................D Sears.............................................................P

Belyea Bros. Limited ......................................D Canadian Tire.................................................G Climate King ..................................................S Mersey ..........................................................G Metropolitan Heating and Air Conditioning......P Reliable Home Comfort ..................................S

HOT TUB

Canadian Tire.................................................D FBD ...............................................................G Sears.............................................................P

INTERIOR DESIGN Chrisse Allan Designs ....................................G Distinctive by Design .....................................D IQ Living ........................................................D Renovations Plus ...........................................P Wiklem ..........................................................S

KITCHEN RENOVATIONS Belyea Bros. Limited ......................................S Chix that Fix...................................................G Distinctive by Design .....................................G Home Depot...................................................P Ikea ...............................................................D Renovations Plus ...........................................G Taps & Stone .................................................D

LANDSCAPE Danforth Lumber Landscaping.......................P East End Garden Centre .................................D Green Thumb.................................................P L and D Services............................................G

POOL COMPANY ROOFING CONTRACTOR

Al’s Roofing....................................................D Avenue Road .................................................P Brookside Roofing..........................................S Home Service Club ........................................G L and D Services............................................S Shake and Tile ..............................................S The Chimney Company..................................P

SECURITY SYSTEMS

ADT ...............................................................P Alarm Systems of Canada..............................G AlarmForce ....................................................D Damar ...........................................................S

VACUUM CLEANER STORE Beam.............................................................S Electrolux.......................................................G Sears.............................................................D Vacuum Chek ................................................P

BEST BUSINESS & SERVICE

ACUPUNCTURE

East Toronto Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic ..D Essence Therapeutics ....................................P Healing From The Root...................................G Ken Shim.......................................................S Parkview Hills Rehab and Wellness Clinic.......P Riverdale Homeopathy...................................P

BANK TRUST COMPANY

Bank of Nova Scotia.......................................S BMO ..............................................................S CIBC ..............................................................G Royal Bank ....................................................P TD Canada Trust ............................................D

BANQUET FACILITIES Ella’s..............................................................D Fantasy Farm.................................................P Spirale Banquet Hall ......................................G Whistlers Restaurant......................................G Whiteshield....................................................S

CAR WASH

Esso ..............................................................D Express Hand Car Wash .................................P Parkway ........................................................G Splash ‘n’ Shine.............................................P

CATERER

Jawny Bakers................................................P Oak Park Deli.................................................S The Last Drop Café ........................................D Threes Company............................................G

CELLULAR PHONE Mobilicity.......................................................G Public Mobile.................................................P Bell World ......................................................D Rogers...........................................................D Telus..............................................................P

CHIROPRACTOR

Back In Motion...............................................D Don Valley Health...........................................S Dr. Mark Garbutt ............................................S Oma Chiropractic...........................................P Parkview Hills Rehab and Wellness ...............G

COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY George Brown College ...................................P Ryerson .........................................................G Seneca ..........................................................S University of Toronto ......................................D

COURIER & SHIPPING SERVICES A-Way Express...............................................S Bulldog Courier..............................................P Liberty Village Express ...................................G Parcels ‘R’ Us.................................................D The UPS Store................................................D

HOME BUILDER

Mount Sinai Hospital......................................S Sick Kids .......................................................P Sunnybrook ...................................................G Toronto East General Hospital ........................D

Dolphin Pools.................................................D Sears.............................................................P

D.O.T..............................................................P Lowe’s...........................................................P Moss .............................................................G Rona..............................................................D Sears.............................................................G

WINNER

PLUMBING CONTRACTOR

Harmony Home Cleaning ...............................D Maids 4 You ...................................................P Merry Maids ..................................................G Molly Maid.....................................................D Benjamin Moore and Co.................................D Canadian Tire.................................................G Cook’s Benjamin Moore on Danforth ..............S Home Depot...................................................P

CHOICE

Esquire ..........................................................P Modular.........................................................G Renovations Plus ...........................................D

MAID SERVICES

USED CAR DEALERSHIP

BEST FOR THE HOME

PEST CONTROL

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DAYCARE CENTRE OR AGENCY

Barb Morgan Daycare ....................................S Beatty Buddies ..............................................S Earl Haig Community Child Care.....................G Graydon Hall ..................................................S Little Angels Daycare .....................................S Municipally Operated Child Care ....................G Rainforest Daycare ........................................P Scott Mission Day Care Centre.......................S YMCA ............................................................D

DENTAL CLINIC Broadview Dental...........................................G Coxwell Dental Health Centre .......................D Danforth Dental .............................................D Dr. Mak..........................................................P East York Dental.............................................G

DRIVING SCHOOL Peters Academy of Defensive Driving .............P Young Drivers ................................................D

DUCT CLEANING Canadian Tire.................................................D Metropolitan Heating and Air Conditioning......P

EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Apple One......................................................S Neighbourhood Link.......................................P Seneca Workplace .........................................G Woodgreen ....................................................D

FLORIST Tom Frost Florist, Eglinton Square..................P City Flowers...................................................G Darling Florist ................................................S East of Eliza...................................................D Fresh Florals..................................................S

FUNERAL HOME

HOSPITAL

IN HOME SENIOR CARE All Care Home Health Care.............................G Nisbet Lodge .................................................D Physiotherapy at Home ..................................S Toronto East General......................................D Woodgreen ....................................................P

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL Ecole Napoleon..............................................G Equinox Holistic Alternative School.................P Montessori.....................................................D The SPACE.....................................................P Vital Precision Dance Company......................G

INSURANCE COMPANY

Allstate ..........................................................P Bel Air Direct..................................................S State Farms ...................................................D The Personal..................................................G Wawanesa.....................................................S

INVESTMENT COMPANY Alterna...........................................................P Edward Jones - Jacqueline Thompson...........D

LAW FIRM Lawrence M. Lychowyd - Larry the Lawyer....G Levitt, Lightman, Dewar and Graham .............D Wilson Vuckelich............................................P

LEARNING CENTRE East York Learning Experience .......................D Kumon...........................................................D Lippert Music.................................................G Oaks and Acorns............................................P Oxford ...........................................................S

MONTESSORI SCHOOL Avalon Montessori .........................................D Bluebird Montessori.......................................P Ecole Napoleon..............................................G Monarch Park Montessori ..............................G Vert Casa .......................................................G

MOVING COMPANY 2 Guys with a van ..........................................D Budget Truck Rentals .....................................P Hudson ..........................................................G S and Sons ....................................................S Treasure Island with Abba ..............................S

NATUROPATHY Kew Beach ....................................................D Riverdale Homeopathy...................................P

OPTICAL STORE

Eye Candy Optical..........................................P Hakim............................................................D L and F Warehouse ........................................G Optimart ........................................................S

PICTURE FRAMING STORE Cira Co...........................................................G Deserres........................................................P Frame It.........................................................D Westmount Gallery.........................................G Workshop Gallery...........................................G

PRINT SHOP CML Printing..................................................D Copycat .........................................................G Staples ..........................................................D The Printing House ........................................P

RENTAL EQUIPMENT STORE Canadian Tire.................................................P Home Depot...................................................D

RETIREMENT RESIDENCE Del Manor......................................................P Nisbet Lodge .................................................D Woodgreen ....................................................G

SHOE REPAIR Roccos ..........................................................P Shoe Repair at Shoppers World......................D

SKIN CARE Kellys Studio Esthetics...................................G Macy’s...........................................................S Shoppers Drug Mart.......................................D Sugar Moon...................................................P

TAX PREPARATION Accountants Exchange...................................G H&R Block .....................................................D Hema Murdock ..............................................S Howard Smith, CGA .......................................G Liberty Tax Services.......................................D Softron ..........................................................G

TRAVEL AGENCY Bel Air Travel..................................................P Carlson Wagonlit............................................G Flight Centre..................................................D Marina Travel.................................................S Paragon Travel...............................................S

VETERINARIAN CLINIC Coxwell Animal Clinic.....................................P East York Vet Clinic.........................................D Laird Eglinton Pet Clinic .................................S Riverdale Animal Hospital...............................G

WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC Curves...........................................................P Herbal Magic .................................................G Weight Watchers............................................D

LEGEND

D: DIAMOND G: GOLD

P: PLATINUM S: SILVER

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL

Giffen Mack ...................................................D Heritage Funeral Centre .................................P MacDougall and Brown..................................S Trull ...............................................................G

HAIR SALON Carmen’s Unisex Hair Salon ...........................G Elements .......................................................G Melonheads...................................................P Salon Elias.....................................................S Silver Star......................................................G

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Taylor Creek Park Taylor Creek Park through the Don Valley in East York offers hikers a retreat into nature that also features paved walking trails and is easily accessible. Photos/METROLAND MEDIA TORONTO

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n East York, people can easily slip away from the demands of city life, and into the serenity of nature, along scores of walking and hiking trails. Green space abounds in the area, where trails jut out in every direction from the Don River, and can also be found throughout East York’s large, luscious parks. From Taylor Creek Park, at Woodbine Avenue and O’Connor Drive, people can travel east or west beside Taylor-Massey Creek, along a 3.5 kilometre trail surrounded by forest, marsh and wildlife. Nearby Haldon Avenue

heads north to Taylor Creek Trail, which joins other park trails to form a loop there that’s perfect for a leisurely nature stroll. Vehicle access to the park and trail is also available from Don Mills and Dawes roads. Offshoots also provide pedestrian access to several local streets and parks. From the trail, many beaten paths beckon to be explored. Travelling west, Taylor Creek Trail leads to the Don River, and the Lower Don Recreation Trail. Alternating between paved and worn paths, buried deep in nature, the Don trail can be followed all the way to Lake Ontario, where the Waterfront Trail awaits. Along the way, an optional

The Crothers Woods Trail, between Millwood Road and Bayview Avenue, winds through 52 hectares of mature forest. detour leads to Crothers Woods Trail, which runs between Millwood Road and Bayview Avenue, winding through 52 hectares of mature forest. Crothers Woods, with its untouched charm, century-old trees and locallyrare species, is protected as an environmentally significant area. Pottery Road provides convenient street access to

the southwest portions of the Lower Don Recreation Trail and the Crothers Woods Trail. West of Pottery Road, both trails pass Evergreen Brickworks, where connections to more trails await, including the historic Beltline Trail. The trail was once the Beltline Railway, built in the late 1800s. While walking along trails at Evergreen Brick Works, formerly Don Valley Brick Works, hikers can marvel at the quarry’s exposed cliffs, whose visible sediment layers proudly display the area’s geological history. For almost 100 years, rocks from the quarry built many of Toronto’s most-well-known buildings, including Casa

Loma and Queen’s Park. For planning inspiration, directions for popular trail walks in the quarry are available online at http://ebw. evergreen.ca/. Click ‘What’s On’ and ‘Recreation’ to access the trail guides. Paid parking is available at Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave. Detailed instructions and maps for pre-planned hikes along the Don River are available online, from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Walk the Don series, at www.trca.on.ca/ walkthedon, which also features many useful links to more information about local and nearby trail systems. For East York residents >>>EAST, page 23


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HIKING TRAILS There are plenty of trails to explore across the city: YORK ◗ Lambton House Hotel & Lower Humber River ◗ Garrison Creek ◗ Humber River, Old Mill and Marshes BLOOR WEST AREA ◗ High Park Trails ◗ Sunnyside Park PARKDALE ◗ Coronation and Battery Park Trail ◗ Marilyn Bell Park Trail CITY CENTRE ◗ Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens ◗ Allan Gardens ◗ Belt Line Linear Park ◗ Centre Island ◗ Coronation and Battery Park Trail

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For more info about these trails visit www.ontariotrails. on.ca/trail-regions/greatertoronto-area

There are numerous great hikes available within the city’s borders. Photos clockwise from top left show The Beltline Trail, a bird in Tommy Thompson Park, nature and development meet near the Humber Arboretum, a deer in Morningside Park and a youngster in High Park. Photos/METROLAND MEDIA TORONTO

East York Outing Club offers organized events >>>from page 22 looking to check out hiking trails and adventures beyond the community’s borders, The Outing Club of East York organizes evening, full-day and multi-day trips year-round, with many of them leaving by carpool or bus from the East York Community Centre to explore the GTA and beyond. Along with hikes and nature walks, club activities also include kayaking, canoeing, cycling, camping, skiing, skating and snowshoeing. Some activities, such as skating and sometimes cycling, take place within East York. The group also organizes city walks to restaurants and attractions in and around the community. An annual membership to the volunteer-run group is $30, with a $50 family option. Memberships can be

purchased online at www. outingclubofeastyork.org/. Membership dues allow the club to support areas it frequents with small grants, and provide an annual appreciation night for volunteers. “What sets us apart from the other clubs is the camaraderie of the people,” said vice president Lucy Perri of the group’s appeal. “It’s just the cohesion among members that’s just amazing, how everybody gels. We’re just one big happy family, basically. People are amazed, when they come for one, or two, or three outings, they say, ‘Man, I really want to be part of this group.’” GO ONLINE to read more about hiking in the city: bit.ly/hikingTO

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Michelle Lee-Gracey from York. While the results of Ford said the Focus model the pilot are limited to those on display at Yonge-Dundas electric car owners who volThe increasing popularity Square was one of five EVs unteer to share their usage of electric vehicles (EVs) is manufactured by the car with Toronto Hydro, Odell resulting in more strain on giant and can travel around said the information gleaned Toronto’s overworked power 120 kilometres on one single from the study shows energy grid, says a Toronto Hydro charge, with a top speed of usage spikes in the nighttime spokesperson. around 135 kilometres. hours when home vehicle While less than 100 vehicles Other cars on display for EV charging is strongest. were in operation in Ontario Day included offerings from “People are charging for as little as three years ago the Mitsubishi and Toyota. a long period of time when number has ballooned to As car manufacturers they get at home at 6 p.m. 1,450 as EVs are proving ever continue to improve battery right until two or three in Staff photo/RAHUL GUPTA more attractive to consumers strength EV owners lose their the morning,” he said. “We’re The Nissan Leaf was one of several electric cars on display due to cheap energy costs “range anxiety” and are conseeing more strain on local during the EV Day showcase Thursday at Yonge-Dundas $2,000 less per year than gas fident to travel greater disdistribution transformers Square. The zero-emissions vehicle can travel up to 160 kilopowered cars according to tances. Odell said Toronto and that’s when we see the metres on a single battery charge. Electric vehicles are becomfuel efficiency estimates - and EV usage landing.” Hydro’s challenge was to ing increasingly popular according to Hydro Toronto which the availability of provincial Plug’ n Drive president determine how increased estimates more than 500 cars were sold in the Toronto-area rebates. However, according usage will impact the grid. Cara Clairman said EVs since 2010. to Tom Odell the popularity is “Charge control is a very should be considered an coming at an increased load important issue for us,” he attractive purchase because to existing power utilities due “It’s like throwing the energy facturers such as Chevrolet, said. they are far less harmful to the to the exorbitant amount of usage of three households Nissan and Tesla Motors “We have to make pruenvironment than traditional power EVs can take up for onto a neighbourhood utildent infrastructure choices automobiles. out of California, which is charging. ity.” the world’s first car company to accommodate electric “You can reduce your “EV usage represents three Odell was at the recent devoted only to the manufacvehicles.” carbon dioxide emissions to five times more than the EV Day showcase at Yongeturing of EVs. According to A Toronto Hydro pilot by up to 90 per cent,” said power requirement of the Dundas Square where memsales figures, Tesla’s Model S program monitoring electric Clairman whose group eduaverage house,” said Odell, bers of the public could check sedan is the second highest vehicle usage shows a “significates about the environmenToronto Hydro’s Capital out and even test-drive variselling EV in Canada, second tal and cost benefits of EV cant cluster” in Etobicoke and ProjectsKanetix manager, last week. ads ous–EV models from manu-- TAB only- to the Chevy West asquote well aswith Northname, use. “TODAY” brand CAR (Metroland Half PG HVolt. - 10.375” Bloor x 5.71”)

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Pachi the porcupine was announced as the mascot for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am/Parapan Am games. Buttonville Public School Students Jenny Lee, right, Michelle Ing, and Page Kunihiro, left, and Fiona Hong (not pictured) who created the winning character together pose for pictures with Pachi and athletes Rosie MacLennan and Tyler Miller.

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DIRECTOR, DIGITAL CONTENT Reporting to the President, the Director, Digital Content will be responsible for developing the most compelling community sites anywhere, focusing on driving traffic to Metroland Media’s websites and engaging online visitors. The Director, Digital Content works collaboratively with divisional colleagues to strategize, plan and deliver timely, relevant content to Metroland Media’s websites. This position helps to set the agenda and priorities, and facilitates brainstorming for planned content, urgent news and announcements among members of the divisional news team. The successful applicant is expected to embrace innovative ways to present news and information online, measure and report on the effectiveness of online content. The Director, Digital Content evaluates the content’s reach and engagement, and determines the best channel and optimal lifecycle for the content. More specifically, this position will ensure content is optimized for the web and for driving traffic and engaging Metroland Media’s audiences; coach, motivate and advocate for best practices for online content with colleagues across Metroland Media. Lead idea generation, brainstorming and timing considerations for planned content, initiatives and themes as well as evaluating and measuring effectiveness of overall content strategy and specific content, including setting Key Performance Indicators, and monitoring statistics, feedback and participation are key responsibilities of this position. The incumbent will analyze statistics to plan new content, initiatives, topics and the repurposing of existing content and interpreting data to create multi-channel content opportunities and identify areas for improvement. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of five years’ experience writing and editing for online audiences. Previous experience will include: managing internal external content feeds, increasing web traffic and engaging online audiences and planning/managing news and web projects. Mastery of web publishing tools and expertise in social media and user generated content, proactive client relations focus and the ability to leverage mobile platforms to engage audience are attributes we are seeking. If this opportunity is the next exciting challenge you are looking for, please apply in writing, stating salary expectations, before August 2, 2013 to: Anne Williston, Vice President, Human Resources, 3125 Wolfedale Rd., Mississauga, ON, L5C 1W1 or at awilliston@metroland.com General Help

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FOSTER CARE PROGRAM We are seeking loving homes who want to make a difference in a child’s life. We need foster families that are interested in caring for Aboriginal children, have a willingness to work within our diverse community, and have a fundamental respect for Aboriginal children and their culture. We provide training, support, relief and compensation to our homes. Please contact our Foster Care Hotline at (416) 969-8510 ext. 7788

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CALL ALAN 416-543-6289

he Handy C uple Plumbing / Electrical / Carpentry / Ceramic Tiling Painting (int. & ext.) / Drywall / Windows & Doors Bathrooms • Kitchens • Basements • Complete Renovations And All Home Repairs • We are Fully Insured No job is too BIG or too SMALL. We are the Handy Couple, we do it ALL! Reasonable Rates... Free Estimates CALL JOANNE 416-714-0740 • joanritchie@live.com

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Bricks & Chimneys Repaired and rebuilt Bricks + mortar colour match House-front, pillars, bricks repaired or replaced Chris Jemmett Masonry

Insurance advice for your life. And everything in it.

RBC Insurance stores near you:

At RBC Insurance , we offer :

Inside Main Doors at Queens Quay

416-955-2550

At the Leslieville Canadian Tire Plaza At Bloor and Yonge – Lower Concourse

416-461-3970 416-974-2760

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last week’s answers

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JORDAN D. ELECTRIC

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(416) 887-6819

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NO JOB TOO SMALL

Since 1956 100 amp and 200 amp services. Rewire specialist. Clean and careful. No job too small. Residential Only

FLOORING & CARPETING • Floor Refinishing • New Floor Installation • Sanding, Staining & Repair

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• 35 Years Experience • Interior/Exterior Projects • In-store Colour Matching • Free Estimate & Competitive Rates

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The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new Elantra GT L 6-Speed Manual with an annual finance rate of 0% for 96 months. Bi-weekly payments are $90. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495 fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance Offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual for $19,230 (includes $750 price adjustment) at 0% per annum equals $93 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $19,230. Cash price is $19,230. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495 fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance Offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ▼Fuel consumption for 2013 Elantra GT L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.8L/100KM) is based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. ▼Price of model shown: Elantra GT SE Tech 6-Speed Auto is $27,980. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495, fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance Offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. ¬Price adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustment of up to $750 is available on 2013 Elantra GT L 6-Speed Manual. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. †¬▼Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. Call 416 465 9000 for complete details. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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