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Reasons to Ride a Bike in T.O. Danforth bike lanes are Holy Grail DANIELLE MILLEY dmilley@insidetoronto.com For cyclists in the east end, bike lanes on the Danforth are the “Holy Grail.” Just as Danforth Avenue is a popular east-west route for motorists and transit users,

it’s also the route of choice for cyclists commuting to or from downtown, says Val Dodge, a co-captain of Ward 29 Bikes. “We always refer to the Danforth as the Holy Grail. Bike lanes make the most sense as it makes the most sense to have cars there, that’s

where all the business is, that’s where people want to go,” he said. Ward 29 Bikes is a group of local volunteers advocating safe and sound cycling in and around Ward 29 TorontoDanforth. >>>CYCLISTS, page 25

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DANIELLE MILLEY dmilley@insidetoronto.com For the second time in two weeks, the community gathered to learn about safety at Toronto East General Hospital and the surrounding community. Following an open house July 12 at the hospital, Beaches-East York Councillor Janet Davis and TorontoDanforth Councillor Mary Fragedakis hosted a town hall Monday night to talk about code yellows, as well as parking and traffic. Fr a g e d a k i s s a i d s h e received a lot of calls and emails after a July 11 incident where a patient went missing who police reported was a danger to himself and others. This followed an incident in

February where Michael Eligon walked out of TEGH and was later shot by police wearing a hospital gown and wielding scissors. “We’re lucky to have a hospital in the heart of our neighbourhood, but I know there are some challenges associated with being located right in the middle of a residential neighbourhood,” Fragedakis said. “We know incidents have caused some concern (in the community).” The most high profile incidents in the past year have been the two code yellows (the hospital code for a missing, wandering or eloped patient), but there have also been incidents of theft that have led the hospital to >>>HOSPITAL, page 3

Project Dimitiri garage sale slated for Sunday LAURA BOOTH lbooth@insidetoronto.com Rain did not stop residents of Durant Avenue from successfully raising more than $10,000 for the Sissakis family who recently lost their son Dimitri to cancer. Neighbours and friends sought donations at a barbecue fundraiser on July 15 for the family who incurred

expensive medical bills after seeking treatment for their 25-year-old son south of the border. Joyce Dimopoulos, a neighbour who was instrumental in organizing the event, said the parents, Helen and Angelo, are very grateful for the community’s support. “They are just so overwhelmed. They just keep >>>FAMILY, page 6

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Hospital opens doors to ‘wander guard’ technology >>>from page 1 review its safety procedures and become more transparent about the issue. Rob Devitt, TEGH president and CEO, was on hand Monday to answer questions, but he also led The Mirror through a tour of the hospital Friday morning giving a peak inside the security office with more than 280 cameras and showing how the hospital’s “wander guard” technology works to keep patients with dementia or elderly confused patients from wandering away from unlocked wards. The majority of patients - whether it be patients prone to wander or patients being treated for mental health concerns - are not kept locked down in the hospital because that isn’t conducive to treatment, Devitt said. “We aren’t a place where we incarcerate. We’re a place of healing,” he said Friday and reiterated that point on Monday to the crowd of 50 saying, TEGH is not a prison. Questions from residents ranged from use of force by police to what information is communicated to local schools and day cares in the event of a missing patient to asking what the community can do. Beaches-East York MPP Michael Prue said he was attending the town hall as a concerned resident; he also attended the walk that took place after Eligon’s shooting death. “I didn’t know Michael Eligon, but I know what happened was not right. Something needs to be done,” Prue said. “We cannot see a man shot dead on the street in his stocking feet in

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a hospital gown who stole scissors. It’s not right...I cast no dispersions, but I know in my heart there’s got to be a better way.” Police and TEGH officials can’t comment on the circumstances of the Eligon case as a coroner’s inquest has been called. One solution that might have helped on that day was if TEGH and 54 Division had a mobile crisis intervention team (MCIT), which is made up of a nurse and a police

officer with specialized training. St. Insp. Peter Yuen, 54 Division’s commander, explained when an MCIT would be called in. “If there’s a person in crisis that we believe less lethal support could be used and we’d go there to mitigate the situation,” he said. Cindy Rose is a registered nurse specializing in community mental health and a member of 54 Division’s Community Police Liaison Committee. She’d like to see a MCIT

in her community. “A mobile crisis team at Toronto East General and 54 Division is desperately needed,” she said. “Not only in 54 Division, but every division in the entire police force should have a mobile crisis unit.” The hospital recently submitted its third proposal for a MCIT to the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. “It was easier to get a $211 million redevelopment approved at Toronto

East General than it is that team,” Devitt said, but added it wouldn’t solve all of the security concerns of the community. Devitt said the hospital averages two code yellows a month and the vast majority of those are seniors who are confused or have dementia. But, it is the small number of high-profile incidents involving mental health patients that attract the attention of the community and the media. There were also concerns from residents about patients who go outside for a smoke or a walk wearing (or barely wearing) a hospital gown or who make them feel uncomfortable. Devitt said one way to deal with these concerns is through education and awareness around mental health. “We still have a lot of issues around it...We need to talk about it to normalize it because it is normal. It’s no different than a cardiac patient,” he said. “We don’t give passes to patients who the care team feel there’s a danger with. These are citizens. They have all the rights we all have.” Devitt said the hospital was considering holding quarterly open house meetings on specific topics and the first one should maybe focus on issues surrounding mental health. Davis and Fragedakis created a petition for residents to sign to advocate for an MCIT for TEGH; the hospital also said letters of support, from residents, might help get this third application approved.

Residents air concerns over O’Connor Bowl condo plan MIKE ADLER madler@insidetoronto.com What happens to O’Connor Bowl, whose new owner proposes a 10-storey mixed-use building there, could happen elsewhere on O’Connor Drive, area residents were told at a community meeting. The East York street from Victoria Park Avenue to Sandra Road has been under study for years to shape future development the city is expecting along its “avenues,” but the last public meeting on the process was held six years ago. Allen Gaw, a member of the avenue study group, said a consensus among the residents involved was “people wanted the area left alone in terms of height.” But Gaw said city planning staff “found it hard to digest that. They seem to think ‘the higher the better,’” he recalled. The avenue study (www.toronto. ca/planning/oconnor.htm) hung

over a meeting last Wednesday which drew nearly 150 to consider plans for the O’Connor Bowl at Gordon A. Brown Middle School. Planning staff said the study, which will influence the type and size of development on the street, will be the subject of its own community meeting in September before it goes to city councillors for approval this fall. They added the study will finish “concurrent” with and able to influence the O’Connor application, which is for 177 condominiums (from 550 to 1,200 square feet) in eight storeys on top of a two-storey podium that would house 19 livework units. Though city staff haven’t made a formal decision yet on the proposal, they will not support it as it is, said Francis Kwashie, a planner. Neither will the local councillor, Janet Davis, who hosted the meeting. The city cannot stop development on its “avenues” and “there’s

no question that there will be a building built” on the O’Connor Bowl property, Davis said. “But this development, with this height and this massing, is not acceptable.” Staff said the proposed buildings effect on traffic in the area was acceptable, but residents are clearly concerned about movements of cars in and out of the building’s three-level garage which would be accessed on Yardley Avenue. The councillor said she would form a working group to get a consensus on heights residents would accept and on other issues before the proposal goes to Toronto Council or the Ontario Municipal Board. Some residents were hoping applicant The Goldman Group will reduce the building’s size. “The Plan B, I would hope, would be to consider something a little bit smaller,” such as stacked townhouses, Heather Secord suggested. Guy D’Onofrio, the company’s

vice president of development planning, said Goldman likely couldn’t afford to build condominiums four or five storeys tall and make a profit and no other developer could either. A compromise on height is possible but it must be reasonable, he said. Goldman Group believes a 10-storey building is “viable” on O’Connor and will bring benefits, including a wider sidewalk and trees on the street, but “took note” of a staff report and will try to resolve 10 issues the city identified, D’Onofrio said. He added O’Connor Bowl is built to the property line, but the proposed mixed-use building “is quite a ways set back” – about 100 feet – from homes on Westview Boulevard. This wasn’t good enough for Barbara Konstantopoulou, a Westview resident. “I’m going to be working out in my garden and I’m going to have people looking down on me,” she said. Other homeowners complained

about traffic conditions already existing in the area, some speculating on how the new building may lower property values or otherwise make things worse. While the avenue study has been underway, residents opposed a condominium on a former service station lot at St. Clair and O’Connor. There was also strong reaction against another midrise condo proposal at O’Connor and Curity Avenue. Both proposals were withdrawn. There’s talk of protecting O’Connor but “when it comes to O’Connor, I don’t see anything” to protect, said Don Hillier who said the street may not need the Goldman Group proposal but it needs development of some kind. “We need this intensification of density because I think it’s going to bring on better things.” D’Onofrio said Goldman owns the alley, which has stood for nearly 60 years, and won’t close the business down while it waits for a decision.

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ike many issues in Toronto, cycling and where it takes place has become one pitting the political left and right against each other. They are battling it out on the floor of council, and sadly also on the streets of our city. As North York Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong told Toronto Community News in our special feature on cycling in the city on pages 24 and 25 of today’s newspaper, the main bone of contention is lack of space on Toronto’s streets. “Because there’s a limited amount of geography, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are all competing for the our view same space,” he explained. And nobody seems willing to Recreational give up any ground. There are two kinds of cyclists and commuter in Toronto, those who ride to commute and those who ride for cyclists must recreation. What we don’t want to see is the political battles ending be considered up costing either groups of riders. We need good and safe cycling routes along our streets for those who depend on their bikes to move around. We also need recreational runs that all can enjoy at a relaxed pace. And we don’t need one at the expense of the other. As part of our feature today, we decided to take a look at nine bike rides that recreational riders across Toronto could enjoy. All these rides are on bike paths, separate from city roads and free of cars for almost their entire routes. These are runs that both experienced riders and those who are new to cycling can enjoy by themselves or with their families, confident that they won’t have to negotiate through busy traffic or dangerous intersections. Hopefully readers will try one of these rides for themselves. There are some great choices and they highlight much of Toronto’s natural, and far too often hidden, beauty. Valleys make up so much of our city’s landscape, and planners have not been shy about running cycling (and pedestrian) paths along them. There are some beautiful runs through Taylor Creek, along the Don River and Highland Creek that have riders thinking they are miles away from Canada’s largest city. The featured rides also focus on the close connection between the city and Lake Ontario. While it is not yet possible to ride along the lake from one end of Toronto to the other only on a bike path, large sections are accessible. There are no shortages of great, safe rides in the city and we encourage our readers to try one of the runs we’ve highlighted today. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Mirror is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom

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To the editor: Re: ‘Ban private fireworks,’ Letters, July 12. Fireworks in the hands of the general public is definitely a scary situation. It’s not just the noise at 1 a.m. I ’v e w a t c h e d m a n y neighbours set up displays in their driveways, complete with a bucket of sand and a garden hose, then aim the fireworks right into their neighbour’s backyard. As the previous writer explains, “fireworks are for families and kids to enjoy.” L e t’s a l l e n j oy t h e m safely and get to know our neighbours while professionals take care of putting on the display. Fireworks should be banned for sale and use by the public and should only be used in safe, supervised displays put on by professionals. Kathy Kemp

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he hot long week that has just passed was a good time to stop and reflect on the current events taking place in the city. Yes, yet again that deadly mix of alcohol, testosterone, egos and guns came together and yet another tragic shooting resulted. It was not soon after that the United States experienced its own tragic shooting in Colorado. It is far too easy to allow ourselves to get caught up in these outbreaks of insanity and miss the positive. There are a lot of things happening in the community that show the area is alive and well. Woodbine Heights has seen some new businesses move in, and a specialty restaurant has opened recently. East York Village and the Donlands area are both seeing a good flow of customers on a daily basis. Pape Avenue has new

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housing and no lack of customers in cars and on foot on the street. Shopping along Bayview Avenue and Laird Drive is booming. These are all good things that keep a community vibrant, alive and interesting. The question now, though, is how to keep this economic momentum going. Is it a bubble that will burst, or is this how the east end of the city will continue to be for years to come? I am old enough to remember how East York and Leaside looked before the trendy shops and restaurants moved in – back when people began to use

their cars to go elsewhere to spend their money. Likewise, I can also remember when Danforth and Woodbine avenues was one of the best places to shop in the old city of Toronto. Unfortunately, today this same area is what people politely term as being “in transition.” The point is that the city, and our community, is in a constant state of change. It is next to impossible to predict the way things will change for one particular neighbourhood. While our community has had a large degree of political power taken away from it through amalgamation, people can still make a local influence with their pocket books. How often do you buy a product or a service from a local business? It really is tempting to jump into the car, if you have one, and head out to a

large shopping plaza. Or even still, when you look up a service or trade, do you choose one from the local area? We have a great number of small and large businesses you may see on a day-to-day basis, but are you really using them when a need comes along? Even though we may work outside of our home area, it’s not wise to spend outside our community. We need good local businesses as much as we need our city provided with good local services. Both provide us with that much-needed sense of small-town comfort and local prosperity that is required for a sense of healthy community life. n Joe Cooper is a long-time East York resident and community activist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at eym@iinsidetoronto.com

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DANIELLE MILLEY dmilley@insidetoronto.com Dusk Dances is back for its 13th season at Withrow Park and its got a few new moves in the works. Audiences will have the chance to see five choreographed works of dance set among the trees of the Riverdale Park, but there will be a new host and two new performance elements. “This year we’re adding a couple of elements to the performances: projection, so there’s one piece that will have projection, and lighting,” said Sylvie Bouchard, the festival director. “I always try to keep the event magical.” Bouchard said the projection “ups the magic factor” for the final piece. The festival runs from July 31 to Aug. 5 with this year’s program featuring five new and remounted works. The 10-minute pieces are

inspired by the park’s natural environment. Choreographer Bageshree Vaze (Toronto) presents a new kathak solo performed to live music called Twilight dealing with the themes of rebirth and spirituality. The 605 Collective from Vancouver presents a excerpt from Audible featuring four performers who combine hiphop and breakdancing in a rambunctious routine. “They do their moves incredibly well,” Bouchard said. “It’s very physical.” Toronto’s Lua Shayenne presents a traditional African dance featuring four female dancers and live drumming. “ This piece will pay homage to her childhood memories of growing up in Africa,” Bouchard said. Julia Aplin has created a new duet for dancers Robert Glumbek and Yvonne Ng, who have danced together several times. The Tiger Princess

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Late start for subway Sunday The subway will be starting up a little later than usual this Sunday on the Bloor-Danforth line between Broadview and St. George stations. Due to track beam replacement on the Bloor viaduct the

subway between those two stations will not start until noon. Shuttle buses will run between St. George and Broadview stations on Sunday morning.

The buses will stop on Bloor Street at Bay Street, Yonge Street, Sherbourne Street and at Castle Frank Station. Sunday service normally kicks off around 9 a.m.

Suspect sought in attempted sex assault A woman fought off a sexual attacker in the Coxwell and Danforth avenues area early Sunday. Police said a man followed the woman and then tackled her to the ground near Strathmore Boulevard and Monarch Park Avenue around 3:30 a.m. “The female kicked and

scratched her way out of the suspect’s hold,” police said in a news release. “The suspect fled the scene on foot as the female began screaming for help.” The attacker, who may have scratches on his neck from the victim, was last seen heading southbound toward Danforth.

He is 22 to 28 years old, 5’7” to 5’9” tall with short black hair and a dark complexion. He was clean-shaven and wore a yellow golf shirt. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Toronto police’s 54 Division at 416-808-5400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222TIPS (8477).

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Residents weigh in on future of 54 Division at local meeting DANIELLE MILLEY dmilley@insidetoronto.com As the Toronto Police Service considers the future of Toronto police’s 54 Division in East York, residents thoughtfully weighed the options at a meeting this week. The first of four public consultation meetings about the future of the police division took place last Wednesday in Ward 29, and the residents who attended were not upset or concerned, but rather wanted to get all the facts before weighing in on the options being considered. In an effort to save money, three options are being considered for future of the division: ■ Build a new station in a new location, while maintaining existing boundaries; ■ Close the existing station, realign divisional boundaries of surrounding divisions to incorporate all areas of the closed division and reassign officers to surrounding division; ■ Amalgamate 54 and 55 divisions (with or without boundary realignment) and build a new station.There is already

$36 million allocated in the city’s capital budget to build a new station, but as part of the current fiscal situation these options are being considered to possibly save that money. The station was built in 1951 as a factory and converted in 1973, it is too small and out-of-date for modern policing. One of the most common questions at the Bethany Baptist Church meeting was about service levels. LEVEL OF SERVICE St. Insp. Peter Yuen stressed services levels would not change regardless of what option the Toronto Police Services Board selects. “No matter what option we choose, the 220 officers committed to 54 Division will not leave this area...The level of service will not be interrupted or reduced,” he said. Police added officers work from their cars and are not dispatched from the station so its location isn’t as important as a fire or EMS station. Cindy Rose, a member of the division’s Community Police Liaison Committee, was one of the residents at the meeting.

“I want to reiterate the importance of community policing, 54 Division has developed relationships through a period of time and I would hate to see those relationships lost. I would hate to see the station so far way that the community can’t see it.” Based on the information she heard, she believes the amalgamation of 54 and 55 divisions might be the best option. “I liked the idea of sharing a station with 55 on the Danforth. People can walk in and feel like the police are part of the community,” she said in an interview. Currently, 54 and 55 share the policing of Danforth Avenue, the areas have similar demographics and the two divisions share a radio band, which is why the option of amalgamation is being considered. There is no proposed location of a station if that option is selected. Yuen said when the report goes to Police Chief Bill Blair in November it will not include a recommendation or a preferred option, but rather the pros and cons of each option public feedback. A Ward 31 consultation meeting is Tuesday, July 31, at the Stan Wadlow Clubhouse starting at 7 p.m.

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Notice of Study Completion The City ofToronto has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to address basement and surface flooding in the area loosely bounded by the Don River, Danforth Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard E. (please see map).The objective of the study is to provide recommendations to reduce the risk of future basement and surface flooding, and reduce the amount of stormwater entering the combined, sanitary and storm sewer systems. The City has accepted the consultant’s recommendations to help resolve flooding problems in the study area, which include: • Continue promotion of source control measures which help to manage stormwater where it originates (e.g. roofs, driveways, roads, etc), as well as the City’s Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program. • Upgrade the capacity of the combined and storm sewer systems. • Separate the combined sewer system into storm and sanitary sewers at select streets. • Install additional catch-basins at locations with excessive surface ponding. • Reconfigure storm sewer outfalls to reduce sediment blockage. • Seal (e.g. plug) perforated sanitary sewer maintenance hole covers in select low-lying areas. • Construct underground relief sewers at certain locations. Opportunities for Review The study was carried out following the requirements for Schedule ‘B’ projects under the Municipal Class EA. A Project File Report has been completed and has been placed on public record for a 30-day review period starting July 27, 2012 ending September 7, 2012. It will be available for review at: Jones Library 118 Jones Ave. (at Dundas Street E.) 416-393-7715

Beaches Library 2161 Queen St. E. (at Lee Avenue) 416-393-7703

If you have any outstanding issues about this project, please address them to the City staff listed below and we will attempt to seek a mutually acceptable resolution.

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City ofToronto, a person or party may request that the Ontario Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses individual environmental assessments. The Minister must receive the request in writing by September 7, 2012 at the address below, and a copy must also be sent to the City contact. If no requests are received by September 7, 2012, the City may proceed with this project as outlined in the Project File Report. The Honourable Jim Bradley Minister of the Environment 77 Wellesley St. W. Ferguson Block, 11th Fl. Toronto, ON M7A 2T5 Issue Date: July 19, 2012

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It’s Happening n Thursday, July 26

Eat It Up: Stories from the Core of the Matter WHEN: 1 p.m.; today and tomorrow WHERE: Children’s Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Rd. CONTACT: Nicole, 416-752-1550, www.childrenspeacetheatre.org, nicole@childrenspeacetheatre. org COST: $25 adults, $15 students, $10 children under 14 Children’s Peace Theatre brings together children and youth on a personal journey with Toronto’s top artists to discover how food shapes the world we live in.

East Lynn Park My Market WHEN: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. CONTACT: 647-898-1492, www.my-market.ca, diana.mymarket@gmail.com COST: Free Danforth East Community Association brings fun to the market each week with children’s activities and monthly festivals. Each farmer is certified as local, and only sells what they produce!

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WHEN: 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: R V Burgess Park, 46 Thorncliffe Park Dr. CONTACT: Thorncliffe Community Market COST: Free The market is celebrating its fourth year. Offers clothing and jewelry, handicrafts, handbags from local entrepreneurs; fresh food; performances; arts and craft classes and more.

just a few doors west) CONTACT: Kevin MacDonald, kevlor2000@rogers.com COST: $5 See professional standup comedians test new material.Original comedy videos will be screened. Line up: Timothy Allen, Andy Boorman, Luke Gordon Field, Darryl Purvis Dave Martin. Headlining: comedian Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Darren Frost.

Hirut Hoot Comedy Night WHEN: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE: Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave. (at Woodbine,

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Live Music WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave. CONTACT: Jim Farrell, 416-425-1714, www.facebook. com/groups/4651583595, jimb.farrell@ yahoo.ca COST: Free Country music in the Club Room provided by Bill Dickenson.

n Sunday, July 29

Sunday Afternoon Euchre WHEN: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave. CONTACT: Jim Farrell, 416-425-1714, www.facebook.com/ groups/4651583595, jimb.farrell@ yahoo.ca COST: $5 Everyone welcome.

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n Tuesday, July 31

Dusk Dance WHEN: 7 p.m. today to Aug. 5 WHERE: Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave., northeast corner of the park CONTACT: www.duskdances.ca COST: $10 suggested donation or pay-what-you-can Program features new and remounted works from acclaimed Canadian artists. East York Farmer’s Market WHEN: 8 a.m. WHERE:East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., north west corner of Mortimer and Coxwell

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Weekly Meditation WHEN: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. WHERE: Centering Space, 59 Cambridge Ave. CONTACT: Hugh McBride, torontomeditativeinquiry@gmail.com, www.torontomeditativeinquiry.com/ The Toronto Meditative Inquiry Group hosts weekly meetings Sundays that include sitting and walking meditation, shared readings, and group dialogue. TMIG is not affiliated with any religion, and there is no liturgical or ritualistic aspect to the meetings. Embrace Autism Summer Bowling For Kids WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Thorncliffe Bowlerama, 45 Overlea Blvd. CONTACT: Debbie Grounds, 416-396-2375, embraceautism@gmail.com Summer Bowling for Kids Embrace Autism - George Webster Family Support Group for kids aged 7 to 12. Thursday evenings. The cost is $5 per bowler, per week (shoe rental included).

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Haddock Basa,and Sole.Shrimps and Scallops are also a loved item that can be ordered as a single dish or on the Seafood Platter. Delicious specials are available Monday to Thursday. Len Duckworth’s Fish and Chips has been a staple in the Danforth area for several years. The restaurant began in 1930s by Jack and Edith Duckworth. The business was passed down to their son Len and his wife Helen who then passed it on to their children Deborah and David who are currently operating

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Shoppers Drug Mart.........................D GHMT..............................................p Hooper’s..........................................G Metro..............................................S

Electronics Store

Korrys.............................................D Marks Work Warehouse...................D Jeromes ..........................................p Moores............................................G

Musical Store

Best Buy..........................................D Futureshop......................................p Rogers, Lakeshore ...........................G Tech Direct.......................................S

Encore Music....................................D Twelfth Fret .....................................p Brians Drum Shop............................G

Gardening And Nursery Store

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Valleyview Gardens..........................D Danforth Lumber, Garden Centre......D Danforth Value Mart........................p Bills Garden Center..........................G East End Gardening Centre...............S

Camping Equipment

pats Home Hardware.......................D Danforth Lumber.............................p Canadian Tire ..................................p Home Depot....................................G Ace .................................................S

Office Furniture Pet Groomer Groom By Lawrence Levoir...............D Velvet paws.....................................p Barkingham palace..........................G Morningside pet Hospital..................S

Record And Cd Store

Yesterdays Finds ..............................D Ages And Stages ..............................p Value Village ...................................G

Sewing Store

Saw Knit Serge ................................D Elna ................................................p Sewing World ..................................G

Shoe Store

Labiri ..............................................D prairie Dog......................................p Shoe Company ................................G Singers............................................S

Shopping Centre

East York Town Centre......................D Gerrard Square................................p Shoppers World ...............................G Yonge & Eglinton .............................S

Sporting Goods

Freds Sports ....................................D Golftown .........................................p Cyclemania......................................G Enduro Sports..................................S

Strip Plaza

Sunnybrook plaza ...........................D

Toy Store

My Gifted Child................................D Silly Goose ......................................p Treasure Island Toys.........................G Once Upon A CHild...........................S

Used Bookstore

Canadian Tire ..................................D

Childrens Entertainment

Joy Of Dance...................................D The Space........................................p Broadway Arts Centre ......................p Lambiance.......................................G pegasus...........................................S

Fitness Club Body Buster Fitness..........................D Better Body Boot Camp....................p Bomb Wellness ................................G East York Curling Club......................S

Gymnastic School East York Gymnastics Club................D Toronto premier...............................p

Live Theatre Danforth Music Hall .........................D Canadian Stage ...............................p The Space........................................G

Martial Arts Club Fight Club........................................D Lippert Music...................................p Don Ritter .......................................G Japan Martial Arts Centre.................S

Musical Instruction The Space........................................D Elite ................................................p Encore Music....................................G

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Womens Clothing

Dollar Store.....................................D It’s My party....................................p

Winners...........................................D Anthropologie..................................p Mode Suzan ....................................G The Bay...........................................S

Best entertainment and Leisure Bowling

Danforth Bowl .................................D O’Connor Bowl.................................p Thorncliffe.......................................G

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Skating School East York Skating Club .....................D

Spa

Best pLace For Food and drink All-Around Restaurant

Occasions ........................................D Melanie’s Bistro ...............................p Sammys .........................................G Relish..............................................S

Bagels

Great Canadian Bagel......................D What-A-Bagel ..................................p

Bakery

pavillion pastries .............................D Last Drop Cafe.................................p Danish Bakery.................................G Dough.............................................S Thobor ............................................S

Breakfast

Occassions.......................................D Cora’s..............................................p Heather’s ........................................G Jawny Bakers..................................S

Brunch

Melanie’s Bistro ...............................D

Buffet

China Bowl ......................................p Imperial Buffet................................G

Butcher Shop

Bestwin Supermarket.......................D Cumbrae .........................................p Danforth Valu Mart..........................G Fresh From The Farm.......................S Sunny Foodmart..............................S

Chicken Restaurant

Swiss Chalet.....................................D

Chinese Restaurant

Cantonese Delight............................D China Bowl ......................................p Donlands.........................................G Imperial Buffet................................S

Chocolate Store

Laura Slack Chocolate Artist .............D Le Fevre..........................................p Leonines..........................................G nutty Chocolatier.............................S

Coffee Shop

Body Blitz........................................D Know Your Body Best.......................p Sugar Moon.....................................G Vivid ...............................................S

pavillion pastries .............................D Last Drop Cafe.................................p Tim Horton’s....................................G Hollywood Gelato ............................S

Tanning Salon

Danforth Valu Mart..........................D Royal Beef ......................................p

Fabutan ..........................................D

Deli

Dessert Celenas Bakery ...............................D Dairy Queen....................................p Jawny Bakery .................................G patisserie La Cigogne .......................S

Family Resturant Occassions.......................................D Melanie’s Bistro ...............................p Jawny Bakers..................................G Swiss Chalet.....................................S

Fish & Chips Duckworths Fish And Chips...............D My place Fish And Chips...................p York................................................G

French Restaurant Celestin ...........................................D patisserie La Cigogne .......................p

Greek Restaurant Mezzinis..........................................D Astoria ............................................p Friendly Greek ................................G Mezes On The Danforth....................S

Grocery Store Bestwin Supermarket.......................D Danforth Valu-Mart..........................p Sunny Foodmart..............................G Jerrys .............................................S

Hamburger Restaurant Allens..............................................D Big Boys Burgers .............................p Five Guys ........................................G Licks ...............................................S

Ice Cream Store Baskin And Robins...........................D Carters Ice Cream ............................p Dairy Queen....................................G

Independent Grocery Store Bestwin Supermarket.......................D Danforth Valu Mart..........................D Better Bulk......................................p Sunny Foodmart..............................p Jerrys .............................................G

Indian Restaurant Gerrard Spaghetti............................D Il Fornello........................................p Kamasutra ......................................G Mystik Masala Takeout.....................S

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Il Fornello........................................D Gio Ranas Really Really nice Restaurant ......................................p Quattro Ragazze..............................G Vero................................................S

Ethiopian Restaurant

Lallibella ........................................D

Japanese Restaurant

Amaya ............................................D Happy Sushi ....................................p Yuki ................................................G

Local Pizza

Cozy Cafe........................................D Danforth pizza ................................p Libretto ...........................................G Magic Oven .....................................S

Local Pub

Allens..............................................D Occasions ........................................p Jawny Bakers..................................G Dora Keorgh....................................S

Lunch

Duckworths Fish And Chips...............D Bus Terminal ...................................D Good Brew Cafe...............................p Jawny Bakers..................................G Jeans Vegetarian .............................S

Outdoor Patio

Allens..............................................D Jawny Bakers..................................p Sarahs.............................................G The Globe........................................S

Pub For Wings

Allens..............................................D Jawny Bakers..................................p Kelseys............................................G Markham Station.............................S

Restaurant Atmosphere

Melanie’s Bistro ...............................D Occasions ........................................p Jawny Bakers..................................G Relish..............................................S

SaLad Bar

Imperial..........................................D Jawny Bakers..................................p Tuckers............................................G

Seafood Restaurant

Flippers Fish House ..........................D

Steak Restaurant

Allens..............................................p The Keg...........................................G

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Sushi Restaurant

Oil Change And Lube

Doors And Windows

Happy Sushi ....................................D Nine Up Sushi..................................P Sushi Delight ...................................G Tako Sushi.......................................S

Andys Auto Clinic .............................D Greenwood Auto..............................P Greenwood Auto Centre ...................G Midas..............................................S

Brock Doors And Windows................D Home Depot....................................P Restore ...........................................G Sears...............................................S

Ecocut .............................................D L And D Services..............................P Ledesma Landscaping ......................G The Weed Man.................................S

Overall Car Dealership

Fireplaces & Equipment

Living Lighting.................................D DFB.................................................P Home Depot....................................G Lowes..............................................S

Thai Food Restaurant Jeans Vegetarian Kitchen .................D Mon Kut Thai...................................P Pineapple........................................G

Best Automotive Auto Detailing Express Hand Car Wash....................D Western Star Auto............................P

Auto Glass Apple Auto Glass..............................D Speedy............................................P

Auto Parts

Downtown Toyota ............................D Downtown Hyundai..........................P Downtown Subaru ...........................G Gyro Mazda ....................................S

Tire Shop Canadian Tire ..................................D Carlaw Tire......................................P Green And Ross ...............................G Superior Tire....................................S

Transmission Mr. Transmission..............................D

Canadian Tire ..................................G Mc Masters......................................S

Best For the home

Auto Service

Appliances

Downtown Toyota ............................D Greenwood Auto Centre ...................D Limitless Auto ..................................P Premier Auto...................................G Prochilo...........................................S

Body Shop

Leons ..............................................D Lowes..............................................P Rona...............................................G Sears...............................................S

Bathroom Renovations

Birchmount Collision Inc...................D Greenwood Auto Centre ...................P Main Auto Body...............................G Prochilo...........................................S

Belyea Bros. Ltd ..............................D Distinctive By Design........................P Home Depot....................................G Renovation Plus...............................S

Domestic Car Dealership

Blinds And Curtains

Heritage Ford ..................................D Warranty Auto Sales ........................P Willison Chrysler..............................G

Import Car Dealership Downtown Subaru ...........................D Downtown Toyota ............................D Foster Kia........................................P Toronto Honda.................................G Warranty Auto Sales ........................S

Muffler Shop Canadian Tire ..................................D Midas..............................................O Speedy Muffler................................G

New Car Dealership Downtown Toyota ............................D Downtown Hyundai..........................P Downtown Subaru ...........................G Infinity Downtown ...........................S

Blinds R Us......................................D Blinds To Go ....................................P Fabric Fabric....................................G Night And Day.................................S

Building Materials Central Fairbanks ...........................D Danforth Lumber.............................P Habitat For Humanity ......................G Home Depot....................................S Rona...............................................D

Carpet Atlas ...............................................P Carpet Mill.......................................G

Decking Danforth Lumber.............................D Home Depot....................................G Renovations Plus .............................S

Enbridge .........................................P

Floor And Tile Store Taps And Stone ................................D Rona...............................................P Regal ..............................................G Home Depot....................................S

Furniture Store

Lawn Service

Lighting Centre

Maid Services

Harmony Home Cleaning.................D Maids 4 You.....................................P Merry Maids....................................G Molly Maid ......................................S

Paint And Wallpaper

Direct Furniture ...............................D Eq3.................................................P Leons ..............................................G Back In Comfort ..............................S

Benjamine Moore And Co.................D Boyds Decorating Centre..................P English Painter ................................G

General Contractor

Lowes..............................................D Rona...............................................P

Belyea Bros. Limited........................D L And D Services..............................P Mike Dofort.....................................G Renovations Plus .............................S

Heating And Air Conditioning Belyea Bros. Limited........................D Climate King....................................P Leaside ...........................................G Metropolitan Heating And Air Conditioning....................................S

Hot Tub FBD.................................................D Sears...............................................P

Interior Design Distinctive By Design........................D Iq Living .........................................P Renovations Plus .............................G

Kitchen Renovations Distinctive By Design........................D Home Depot....................................P Ikea................................................G Renovations Plus .............................S Belyea Bros. Limited........................S

Landscape Danforth Lumber Landscaping..........D L And D Services..............................P

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Patio Furniture

Paving Contractor

Anzano ...........................................D Galbraith Paving..............................P HMGH.............................................G James Graham ................................S

Pest Control

I.C.E................................................D Abel................................................P Aetna..............................................G

Plumbing Contractor

Belyea Brothers...............................D Drs Plumbing And Heating ...............P Phillips............................................G Roto Rooter.....................................S

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Best Business And service Accupunture Essence Therapeutics........................D Parkview Hills Rehab And Wellness Clinic...............................................P

Bank Trust Company BMO ...............................................D Canada Trust ...................................P Royal Bank .....................................G TD Canada Trust...............................S

Banquet Facilities Whistlers Reastaurant ......................D Whiteshield .....................................P

Car Wash Express Hand Car Wash....................D Parkway..........................................P

Caterer Creartive.........................................D Jawny Bakers..................................P The Last Drop Café...........................G Threes Company..............................S

Cellular Phone Bell World .......................................D Public Mobile...................................P Rogers ............................................G

Chiropractor Park Road Healing...........................D Parkview Hills Rehab And Wellness ..P

College Or University Seneca ............................................D

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Employment Agency

Moving Company

Neighbourhood Link ........................D Seneca WorkplAce ...........................P Woodgreen......................................G

Cube Van For Hire............................D

Florist

Hakim.............................................D

Capri...............................................D City Flowers.....................................P Darling Flowers ...............................G Fresh Florals....................................S

Funeral Home

Heritage Funeral Centre...................D Giffin Mack .....................................P Paul O’connor Funeral Home............G

Hair Salon

Citra Hair Salon ...............................D DBK Salon.......................................P Elements .........................................G Keeping Up Apperance.....................S

Hearing Centre

Hear For Life...................................D Hearing Source................................P Hearing Works ................................G Helix Hearing Clinic .........................S

Home Builder

Esquire............................................D Renovations Plus .............................P

Hospital

Optical Store Optimart .........................................P West Hill Optical ..............................G

Picture Framing Store Westmount Gallery ..........................D Workshop Gallery............................P

Print Shop Blacks .............................................D Copycat...........................................P The Printing House...........................G

Retirement Residence Delmanor........................................D Amica..............................................D Nisbet Lodge ...................................P Senior Link......................................G

Shoe Repair Rocco’s............................................D

Skin Care

East General Hospital.......................D Rouge Valley ...................................P St. Josephs Health Centre.................G Toronto East Gereral Hospital ...........S

Kelly’s Studio Esthetics .....................P

Home Care

Softron............................................D

Meal On Wheels...............................D

Tax Preparation Liberty Tax ......................................P

In Home Senior Care

Travel Agency

Nisbet Lodge ...................................D All Care Home Health Care...............P Physiotherapy At Home ...................G

Bel Air Travel...................................D

Independent School

Paragon Travel ................................G

Pool Company

Daycare Centre Or Agency

Roofing Contractor

Roden .............................................P Tiago Daycare .................................D YMCA ..............................................P

The Space........................................D

Dental Clinic

Allstate............................................D Navigators ......................................P

Laird Eglinton Pet ............................D

Investment Company

Cedarbrae .......................................G

Dolphin Pools ..................................D Sears...............................................P Al’s Roofing.....................................D Brookside ROofing...........................P Harry Mercer Contractors.................G L And D Services..............................S

Security Systems

ADT.................................................D Alarm Systems Of Canada................P Alarmforce ......................................G

Vaccum Cleaner Store

Beam..............................................D HMG ...............................................P Sears...............................................G Vacuum Chek ..................................S

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East York for the Diamond Reader’s Choice Award 1040 Broadview Ave • 416-425-2241

City Dental ......................................D Coxwell Dental Health......................P Danforth Childrens Dentistry............G Don Valley Dental............................S

Driving School Peters Academy Of Defensive Driving...D Young Drivers..................................P

Insurance Company

Edward Jones - Jacqueline Thompson ...D

Law Firm

Carlson Wagonlit..............................P

Veterinarian Clinic Bluecross Animal Hospital ................P Kingsway Animal Hospital................S

Weight Loss Clinic

Levitt, Lightman, Dewar And Graham...D Wilson Vuckelich ..............................P

Curves.............................................D

Learning Centre

Herbal Magic...................................P

Duct Cleaning

Lippert Music...................................D Oxford ............................................P

Metropolitan Heating And Air Conditioning....................................G

Avalon Montessori ...........................D

Montessori School

Weight Watchers..............................G

Real Estate Office Royal Lepage Connect......................D

Good Food Delivered to You Varied menu, hot and frozen meals, low prices, friendly visits. If you are a senior, or have a disability or illness, or if you are convalescing, you are in luck! This service is just for you! (income level is not a factor) Thank you for supporting East York Meals on Wheels 416-424-3322

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Brighten up your home with Brock Doors and Windows Let the summer sun radiate into your home with the help from Brock Doors and Windows. Serving Ontario for over 23 years Brock Doors and Windows has successfully completed over 50,000 installations. With one of the highest contractor ratings in the city of Toronto, and as a winner of the Diamond Reader’s Choice Award for Best Windows and Doors, customers have vouched for its high quality products and outstanding customer service. Whether building a new home or upgrading to today’s standards, Brock Doors and Windows has an extensive range of products to fit every need. When choosing Brock, you can rest assure that you’re investing in high quality windows and doors, built just for you. Built using the latest technology and premium quality products manufactured by North Star, Brock’s doors and windows combine traditional and modern designs with high quality finish. From Single-Hung Tilt Windows,

to Bay Windows to Storm Doors and Patio Doors, each design is created with Low-E glass for low- emissivity. It works to block radiant heat from entering the home during warmer months. In colder climates, LOF glass is used to retain heat keeping a comfortable temperature indoors and cutting down on heating and cooling costs. If you are looking to extend your living space into the backyard, Brock Doors and Windows can custom fit a patio enclosure to create a comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere that extends into the outdoors. Storm, patio, and garden doors can also provide additional light and security to your home. Brock invites clients to take part in the design process with its Door Designer tool found at www.brockwindows.com. It gives clients the chance to browse and combine different collections, glass designs, frames and walls to create an instant custom look that suits the style of their home. With offices in Brampton and

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Scarborough, Brock is committed to serving the GTA and providing best in industry customer service. Brock Doors and Windows can create a custom design plan to suit every budget. For a free quote, please call 1-855-52-BROCK or log on to www.brockwindows. com to learn more about products and services.

T hank you for voting us Best Lighting Centre. To show our appreciation we are extending our Summer Sale to August 19th.

FIXTURES, LAMPS, FURNITURE, FANS

20%OFF ALL LAMP SHADES

“Save Energy Don’t Travel” Bring in any competitive ad and we will meet or beat the price.

BEST PRICES IN THE GTA - GUARANTEED

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1841 Queen St. E. • 416.690.2544 • beaches@livinglighting.com Visit our on-line catalogue at

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Occasions wins Best Restaurant ADVERTORIAL

The best-kept secret in the upper Beaches is now exposed! Occasions Restaurant is the number one place to dine and for the fifth year in a row it is the winner of the Diamond Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Restaurant, Best Atmosphere, Family Restaurant and Local Pub. Known for creating authentic Greek and Italian home cooked meals, Occasions Restaurant offers large portions and delicious fla-

vours at affordable prices. Occasions has a breakfast, lunch and diner menu, which makes them a perfect option anytime of the day. Be sure to bring your kids along because they’ll love the kid’s menu, which is a proven hit. Occasions Restaurant is well known for making slow cooked, fall of the bone ribs. The homemade 12 oz. burger and Souvlaki dinner are two other very popular items on the menu.

Don’t forget to check out the pub, which is known by local customers as “O’s Pub.”This is a great setting to catch a game or have a pint with a basket of wings or rack of ribs. The fully functioning restaurant is perfect for any occasion and can accommodate private parties up to 60 guests.Take-out is also available. Occasions Restaurant began as a family business led by Danny and Toula Koloftisis back in 1984. From

the very beginning, the restaurant made their own sauces and soups from scratch and still do today. Now John and Angelo Koloftsus carry on the tradition their parents started many years ago with the help of Ron Deneault, the newest associate, and great kitchen and wait staff, many of whom have been with Occasions for years. Occasions Restaurant is located at 30 Eastwood Road. Call the restaurant at 416-469-3065.

ADVERTORIAL

Nisbet Lodge is home to seniors in east end Having served the seniors of east Torontoforalmost40years,Nisbet Lodge is like an old neighbour. Located at Pape and Danforth, the organization provides longterm care in its 103-bed home, and 62-unit seniors housing (with a mix of market and rent geared to income), located next door in McClintock Manor. Founded by Calvary Church Toronto in 1973, its mission states that “Nisbet Lodge/McClintock Manor are caring Christian homes dedicated to providing long-term care and seniors housing in the heart of the Danforth.” Many of the residents,past and present,have roots in east Toronto.

416-461-6815

For the organizations 35th anniversary they published a collection of stories called, Our Danforth: One Hundred Years of Memories. On the long-term side, families like to be close to their loved ones. Nisbet is the last remaining not-for-profit home in the Toronto Danforth Riding. Tenants at McClintock Manor (named after the builder who built many homes in East York) like the fact they are close to the subway,and have easy access to shops and restaurants on the Danforth.They also enjoy the wonderful neighbourhood views from the building’s balconies. Nisbet has been accredited since 1997 with Accreditation Canada

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and has earned its reputation in the sector as a trustworthy facility with kindhearted care. The organization also runs a charitable foundation that supports their ongoing work. The current campaign ‘Nisbet Lodge: For Now…For Ever’is helping to raise funds for a new nurse call system and to support planning for Nisbet’s future. Most people prefer to live on their own for as long as possible, but sometimes a move to longterm care or seniors housing is necessary and even advisable. For more information on their services or to arrange a tour contact Linda Morrison at 416-469-1105 ext.1185 or check out Nisbetlodge.com.

www.yesterdaysfinds.ca

Thank you for voting us Best Second Hand Store

Your Neighbourhood Oasis of Treasures Artwork Books CD’s and DVD’s

Small Furniture

Household and Kitchen Wares

Phone

416-461-6815 ADVERTORIAL

Yesterday’s Finds aids unemployed velop hands-on work experience to enhance their resumes and learn new skills in sales, inventory and cash handling. The shop also acts as a system of support for Oasis clients by giving them the opportunity to work with other individuals dealing with recovery from drugs and alcohol, while being reintegrated into society. Products sold at Yesterday’s Finds are made possible in part by generous public donations. To participate in the future success of the program, drop donations off in store at 686 Broadview Ave.,

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686 Broadview Avenue Toronto Ontario M4K 2P1

Yesterday’s Find is a project of the non-profit Oasis Addiction Recovery Society (Charity #89278 9363 RR0001) and is designed to help individuals who are fighting barriers to employment. As a second hand shop, Yesterday’s Finds serves multiple purposes. It not only sells slightly used and new items like costume jewelry, books, pictures, electronics, kitchen wear and small furniture, it also serves as a training centre for Oasis clients recovering from addiction, as well as individuals living with disabilities. It provides an environment to de-

Services Available:

Special Features: • 24 Hour Medical Care • Private balconies • Large storage area in each • Home Cooked Meals apartment • Pastoral Care • Individual climate control • Daily Recreational and • Fully equipped kitchen Social Activities • Carpeted living rooms and • Physiotherapy Bedrooms • Cable TV ready

Thank You for Voting us #1 Best In Home Senior Centre

• Library and Fitness Room • Access to meals in Nisbet Lodge on a take out basis • Recreational Activities • Outdoor patios • Multi-purpose room • Walking distance to shops on the Danforth

To arrange a tour of our facility, call: Linda Morrison

416-469-1105

740 Pape Avenue, Toronto www.nisbetlodge.com

Thank You for Voting us 2011

Costume Jewelry

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just south of Danforth, or call 416461-6815 to schedule a home pick up for larger items. The proceeds of the projects and activities are used to pay operational costs, including paying employees a daily wage. Any excess is retained to facilitate the growth of the project in the community as well as support the employment programs of its sponsor, Oasis Addiction Recovery Society. Store hours are Thurs-Sun, 10a.m. to 6p.m., or by appointment. Stop by to browse through a great selection of quality second hand goods and support those on the path to finding stability in viable employment. For more information or to fill out a donation inquiry form, please visit online at www.yesterdaysfinds.ca.

Best Coffee Shop & Bakery

3 years in a row • Sandwiches • Spanakopita • Tyropita • Bougatsa • Baklava • Diples • Galaktoboureke • Loukoumades Dozen (honey balls) • Bagels • Muffins • Biscotti • Cookies • Soft Drinks & Juices

416.901.3001 554 Danforth Ave. (at Main Subway Stn.) Visit our second location 507 Church St. (Church & Wellesley)


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Thank you for voting us best Building Supplies 3 years in a row & now Best Garden Centre & Decking

We’re a Canadian owned and operated lumber yard and hardware store in Toronto Ontario. We stock a full line of buiding materials and offer same day delivery throughout the GTA. Our knowledgable staff will answer any questions about your latest project.

• Composite Decking • Interlocking Stone • Fencing • Rocks and Bulk Stone • Timbers

A Touch of Greek A Dash of Italian Famous for our Slow Cooked Fall Off the Bone Baby Back Ribs, Souvlaki and Baked Chicken Wings – try them, you’ll love them! Enjoy our Garden Patio

• Millions of Feet of Lumber • Hardwood Flooring • Laminate Flooring • Sand and Gravel • Concrete • Landscaping and Garden Centre

416.699.9393

25 Dawes Rd

www.danforthlumberhbc.com

Thank You For Your Continued Support & For Choosing Us The Best Gymnastics School Again

Teaching Gymnastics since 1949

Recreational & Competitive training for all ages. Register NOW for the Summer and the upcoming Fall session! Ask us about our NEW class Babies in Motion 45 min of fun with your child (8 months-18 months) Monday & Thursday mornings

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Supermarket

Thank You

for voting us the 2012 Readers’ Choice winners in the following categories: Best Lunch, All Around Restaurant, Atmosphere, Family Restaurant

Open Daily 10am -1am

30 Eastwood Rd.

416.469.3065

Coxwell Ave.

Five Years in a Row! Eastwood Rd.

Thanks East York and Beach for Voting us as the BEST 2010

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Butcher Shop

Independent Grocery Store

Use your smart phone to access our website and get our weekly specials Please check more specials in store and on website

Queen St.

Grocery Store

www.bestwinsupermarket.com

9am - 10pm

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Sammy’s Eatery

Personal, Small Business, Corporate, Canadian and American Tax Preparation

Open: Mon-Sun: 8am- 10pm

Contact Chris

416-424-4700

158 O’Connor Drive

Delivery www.orderit.ca 416

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O’Connor Dr.

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Vivid Body Tanning Lounge (416) 423-2044 1019 Coxwell Ave. East York, M4C 3G4

Filet Mignon Roast Lamb Roast Prime Rib Filet of Salmon Stuffed Sole

158 O’Connor Dr.

Sammy’s Eatery

Donlands Ave.

www.libertytaxcanada.ca Year Round Service

Above Specials include: Rice Pudding

$16.95 or Jello, Black Forest Cake, Apple Pie $14.95 or Ice Cream $15.95 $14.95 Children’s Menu (under 10 years old) $14.95 Burger, Chicken Fingers (3 pcs) Shrimps,Scallops,Crab Meat Hollandaise Sauce Spaghetti with Tomato or Meat Sauce $6.95 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Pape Ave.

416-406-9990 • 1775 Danforth Avenue

$17.95 $15.95

Pepler Ave.

Questions Answered - Problems Solved

Specials include: Soup or French Salad. French Onion Soup or Greek or Caesar Salad add $3.95

$11.95

8. Liver with Bacon or Onions 9. B.B.Q. Baby Back Spare Ribs Full Rack 10. T-Bone Steak

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Chicken Breast with Asparagus Tips, Crab Meat Hollandaise Sauce

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to use what is otherwise an essentially uninterrupted off-road path running from Steeles Avenue to downtown Toronto via the Humber and Martin Goodman Trails. The route from Cruickshank Park to Lake Ontario, save for a small stretch through local, residential streets near the Humber Marshes, is relatively unimpeded and takes, on average, an hour to complete one way.

begins at Cariboo Avenue, just north of the Dupont and Dundas intersection, and runs southeast to Dundas Street West at Sterling Road with various access points. Built on abandoned railway beds, the West Toronto Railpath was completed in 2009. It is an asphalt path lined with greenery, indigenous plantings and brick buildings.

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of an Urban Design Award of Excellence, extended south along the GO train tracks to south of Queen Street West toward downtown Toronto. If completed, the Railpath would give more than 250,000 Toronto residents living in the west end and travelling downtown a sustainable transportation link with the downtown core.

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monument, rest on the benches at Home Garden, hand-build an inukshuk along the shoreline, admire the monarchs at the Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat or wander the paths through Humber Bay Park.

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hen Rob Ford was elected Mayor of Toronto in 2010, one might be forgiven for thinking that bicyclists’ time had passed. As a councillor, Ford famously compared cycling in traffic to “swimming with the sharks,” adding, “Roads are built for buses cars and trucks, not for people on bikes. My heart bleeds for them

when someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day.” At council’s inaugural meeting, the mayor’s chosen keynote speaker, Don Cherry, arrived in a hot pink suit, which he said he wore for “all the pinkos out there that ride bicycles and everything.” The new administration signalled early that it would take a very different route than the previous crew under David Miller, which favoured separated bike lanes on roads. In short order, city council had removed bike lanes on Pharmacy and Birchmount avenues in Scarborough at the request of the local councillor, and another higher-profile bike lane on Jarvis Street despite the protests of the

local councillor there. The shift was a result of more than the will of a mayor more comfortable on four wheels than two. Since before amalgamation, cars and bicycles have had an uneasy relationship on Toronto’s streets. Don Valley East Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, who chairs the city’s works committee, said the conflict is only natural, “because there’s a limited amount of geography — pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are all competing for the same space.” As works chair, Minnan-Wong has carriage of the Ford administration’s cycling plan, which in broad strokes is about separating motorists from cyclists wherever possible.

Ford ran on creating a Bikeway Network — which includes 100 kilometres of off-road recreational bike paths. Some of those paths running along hydro corridors were approved by the previous administration. Minnan-Wong has pressed the issue further, and the city embarked on a plan to make some separated bike lanes downtown — initially on Wellesley and Sherbourne streets, and eventually along Richmond and Adelaide streets in the core of the city. “Everybody has a different opinion,” said Minnan-Wong. “But I think it makes for a safer arrangement for cyclists, and I think the majority of cyclists prefer it.” Scarborough Centre Councillor

Glenn De Baeremaeker chaired the works committee during Miller’s term, and has made a point of making a 20-kilometre commute from his home in Scarborough to city hall by bicycle. He said the separated lanes are a good idea — but maintains that the mayor’s plan focusing on off-road cycling doesn’t help the growing number of utilitarian cyclists in the city. “Separated bike lanes are good, and every cyclist and driver should welcome them,” he said. “Those lanes are complicated things to do, I encourage the bike community and Denzil MinnanWong. But one kilometre of separated bike lane doesn’t make up for cancelling 100 kilometres of bike lanes on roads.”


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CITY CENTRE: There’s a long and rewarding ride ahead for cyclists who want to brave the Lower Don River trail, that stretches eight kilometres from Don Mills Road and the Don Valley Parkway south along the Don to Lakeshore Boulevard. At the best of times, it’s a good idea to bring water. But the ride is rich with sights

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through Taylor Creek Park has long been a favourite family biking route. After a mid-July rainstorm this year, the shady route seemed more of an Iron Man family biking route. Running 3.5 kilometres from Victoria Park Avenue to Don Mills Road and the Don Valley Parkway, the route was slick

Otherwise, it’s a gentle ride, uphill from Don Mills, through valley lands that snake behind the Ontario Science Centre, past Sunnybrook Park, and deep north through the lush, thick woods lining Wilket Creek. Once you arrive, you’ll have to dismount as bicycles are prohibited in the gardens. But there are bike rings and benches.

and landmarks, and worth the trip. The Prince Edward Viaduct is at its most impressive seen from the saddle of a bicycle below, and urban wildlife abounds. Heading towards the new crossing at Pottery Road, a lone chipmunk tempts fate crossing the path. Further south, where the trail dips underneath Eastern Avenue, a flock of geese stand guard. with mud, and several bridges have now been washed out. Just past Lumsden Avenue, a downed tree called for a cyclist ‘portage’ through the branches. Two of the wooden bridges are washed out, and two others have the safety railing snapped off. It’s a reminder that even in well-groomed Toronto parks, nature still reigns supreme.

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NORTH YORK: The five-kilometre ride between Edwards Gardens and Taylor Creek Park is an easy run—for the most part. However, even experienced cyclists will want to get off their bikes and walk the wooden foot-bridge that curves over the CNR tracks cutting through the valley.

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SCARBOROUGH: The ride from Greenvale Park, just north of Kingston Road across from the Guildwood GO station, through the Highland Creek Valley and along the shores of Lake Ontario to the Port Union Village Common Park, is a run of approximately 12 kilometres which takes in a wide variety of features and parkland through southeast Scarborough. The run starts with a steep hill and a warning for cyclists to dismount at the Greenvale Park entrance, but levels off nicely. It is a bit smelly, due to sewers running underground near the Lawrence bridge, along the creek into Morningside Park. After that it rolls through the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.

Cyclists cross under Old Kingston Road and continue along beside the creek all the way to Lake Ontario. There’s lots of opportunity to see wildlife on this ride, a pair of deer were spotted by the Morningside bridge, and it’s a fun run for kids with mostly level riding and lots of sites to see.

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BEACH: On most weekends, taking a bike to the Beach is an exercise in frustration: just the same as is taking a picnic, a volleyball, a pair of roller blades or an automobile is. Everyone else has the same idea. On weekdays, it’s a different story; the run east from Leslie Street will take you a good five kilometres, past the new TTC vehicle storage facility, a skateboard park, and the millen-

nium-project Woodbine Park into the Beach proper. It’s good manners to stay off the Boardwalk – there are still a few visitors taking a stroll – but it’s a nice, safe ride through Woodbine Beach, Kew Gardens and Beaches Park. The bike route officially ends around Balsam Avenue; but a few hundred metres further east, and you’ll end up at the stunning R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant.

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Cyclists use thoroughfare despite lack of marked lanes >>>from page 1 There was an environmental assessment proposed to investigate the idea of putting bike lanes on Danforth Avenue, but it was cut from the city’s budget along with the Pharmacy (Avenue) and Jarvis bike lanes and other cycling initiatives. Rob Wallis, co-captain of 32 Spokes, agreed the Danforth is a key focus. “We’re working with wards 29, 31 and 30 to get bike lanes on the Danforth,” he said. “We have the support of local councillors, but not city council as a whole.” A lack of marked bike lanes haven’t kept cyclists from using the major thoroughfare – at any given time dozens can be spotted zipping by. Dodge said for the majority of the day, it’s a nice ride. It’s just rush hour things get a little tricky.

on his street – even in the winter – but despite the increase, the infrastructure hasn’t kept up with demand. THOROUGHFARE SOUGHT

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Kathy Chung, left, Val Dodge, and Luke Siragusa are members of 29 Bikes, a group advocating bike lanes on Danforth Avenue.

“It’s nice to cycle along there when there are parked cars,” he said. “It’s during rush hour that things get a

little hairy.” Dodge said he’s noticed an increase in cyclists in the area and

Today there exist just three kilometres of bike lanes on Cosburn Avenue in Ward 29 and another 70m-long contra-flow bike lane on Chester Hill Road. “It does link a few things, but it’s not quite the main street thoroughfare we’d like to see,” Dodge said of Cosburn. In Ward 32 there is a great cycle resource in the Martin Goodman Trail along the waterfront. However, there’s nothing in the northern part of the ward as Danforth Avenue is without lanes and the city wouldn’t consider putting any on Gerrard Street because

it is a streetcar route. Wallis said geography means a separated bike lane on a north-south route would be welcome. “The north-south connections are quite bad because of the hill. It’s an added challenge for A most people,” he said. CLOSER The key LOOK for all the local cycling groups is to get people out on bikes. “A l o t o f people are hesitant because they think cycling is difficult,” Dodge said. “It’s not difficult. It’s exactly as we remember it as a kid.”

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one of the best in the province, having earlier this year earned the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) silver medal. Over the last 11 years, Eastern Commerce Saints have only missed qualifying for OFSAA once (in 2006), earning five gold and three silver medals. “I actually wanted to go to Eastern Commerce and go along with my friends,” said Brown. His parents, however, thought he should check out Birchmount Park Collegiate’s exceptional athlete program, and even gave him “an incentive” to apply.

“They said if I went and did well they’d buy me a new pair of shoes and I’m kind of a shoe fanatic so that got me to go there.” he added, with a chuckle. “It’s probably the best decision my parents ever made for me.” He’ l l b e j o i n e d i n London by no less than three other recent grads from the Scarborough high school including two other sprinters – brothers Justyn Warner, 25, and Ian Warner, 22, who recently finished one-two in the 100m at the recent national Olympic trials – and archer Crispin Duenas, 26, who will be attending his second >>>LEASIDE’S, page 28


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withdrew from the 200m. The ‘rising star’ exemption is basically aimed at providing young ‘can’t miss’ Olympians much needed experience as early as possible. In Brown’s case, he surpassed all Olympic standards and was required to prove he was healthy by racing the Ontario Athletics championships in Ottawa over the July 14-15 weekend, which he did – easily winning the 200m race. Rehab

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Leaside High School grad Martha McCabe is shown in this file photo celebrating her bronze medal in the women’s 200m breaststroke World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China in July of 2011.

We ended up breaking the OFSAA record and that was something that definitely resonated with me from my high school experience at Birchmount,” said Brown. Brown was named to the Canadian team through a so-called ‘rising star’ exemption after being forced to fight a nagging injury – basically a sore

hamstring – at the national Olympic trials in Calgary in late June. “I wasn’t able to run at full speed, I was still able to compete, but I was a little restricted in my movement so I wasn’t able to go as fast I was capable of going.” He ended up fifth in the 100m (after earning bronze last year) and

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“I’ll continue to rehab until London and even throughout London,” he said. He has had success throughout his career at both 100m and 200m, but was pegged in for the latter for London. “I prefer the 100 but...that’s the decision they came up with because I had hit the A-standard in the 200 twice and the A-standard in the 100 once so they decided to give me the nod in the 200 rather than the 100 and you know I’ll take what I can get.” It’s the Olympics, after all. “That’s definitely the pinnacle. The Olympic Games are the highest status that you can achieve as a track athlete so that’s definitely got to be

the highlight so far and I’m pretty proud of that.” Other local residents taking part in the London Olympic Games, which officially open on Friday, are Leaside swimmer Martha McCabe and 200m Crystal Emmanuel. McCabe, 22, will compete in the 200m breaststroke for the Canadian swim team. She grew up in the Bennington Heights neighbourhood, attending Bennington Heights Public School, Cosburn Middle School and then on to Leaside High School. Now training on the west coast with the Vancouver Dolphins, she competed out of the Granite Club on Bayview Avenue as a youth. She heads to London as the reigning world bronze medallist in the 200m breaststroke. Emmanuel, 20, burst on the track scene last year and will compete in the 200m in London. She graduated from East York Alternative School last year but attended Vaughan Road Academy the previous year where she won a provincial high school gold medal in the 200m and bronze in the 100m. She grew up in Scarborough, returning to Barbados for a couple of years with her family to take care of her grandmother, and then returning to Toronto.


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