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TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com Seeking a good cuppa joe on the lakeshore? The choices are more varied than ever, with specialty coffees – certified organic and certified bird-friendly – as well as local roasteries among the offerings. Coffee Time is a longstanding fixture in Mimico. Then came now-closed Rocket Fuel in New Toronto. Then Tim Hortons in Long Branch. Starbucks is the latest to open a store at Long Branch and Lake Shore avenues, likely in anticipation of the completion of adjacent Watermark condominiums and a future townhouse development across the street. Area Councillor Mark Grimes first ran for office on a platform of revitalization in 2003. Today, residents’ coffee bean dreams for their neighbourhood are being realized. “I door-knocked on every street in the ward. All I heard on street after street was, ‘can we get a Starbucks or a Second

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Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes stands outside Fair Grounds Organic Cafe and Roastery on Lake Shore Boulevard West. He sees the success of local coffee shops as a good economic sign for the area.

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Ontario nursing homes are drugging seniors with antipsychotic drugs at an alarming rate, despite warnings the drugs could kill elderly people with dementia, according to an Etobicoke MPP and a media investigation. The Toronto Star this week revealed some long-term care homes struggling with staffing shortages dole out the drugs to calm or “restrain” wandering, agitated or aggressive residents. At more than 40 homes across the province, roughly half the residents are on the drugs. At close to 300 homes, more than a third of the residents are on the drugs. Liberal Etobicoke Centre MPP Donna Cansfield has called on her government to review the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs among Ontario long-term care residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia and to make changes. “The more research I do, the more concerned I become about the use of antipsychotic drugs as means to control behaviour in people with Alzheimer’s and >>>cansfield, page 10

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Family, residents discover dead carp, bass and crappie CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com

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STROLL THROUGH THE GARDEN: Loretta Rebello, left, and Nicole Badyk dressed as Easter bunnies handed out chocolates during the Friends of Centennial Park Conservatory flower show on Sunday. At right, a lavender foxglove on display. Photos/RICHARD BARCLAY

When little Tyler Bonar packed up his fishing rod to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon with his dad at Centennial Park pond last weekend, he was hoping to see the fish jumping. Instead, the five-year-old fishing enthusiast found many of the fish limp and bloated, washed up dead and floating along the man-made pond’s shoreline. “We walked down there and as soon as we got to the shore, we looked down and went ‘oh geez’ – there was about a five-pound carp sitting there on the shoreline dead,” said John Bonar, Tyler’s dad. “Then we looked around the shoreline and there were maybe six or seven more dead fish – and that was just in the one spot.” The further Tyler and his dad ventured around the pond, the more dead fish they stumbled upon, and it wasn’t just carp – it was crappie and bass, too, he said. And the Bonars weren’t the only ones to notice. “Lots of people were walking along the shoreline doing the same thing, looking concerned and asking me what happened to the fish,” Bonar said. Worried that the die-off might have been caused by some kind of fertilizer run-off from the adjacent golf course or a case of illegal chemical dumping at the pond, Bonar reached out to The Guardian – and The Guardian, in turn, sought answers from the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department and the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). Both assured that the fish die-off at Centennial Park – as well as similar instances reported this spring at High Park’s Grenadier Pond and the Rennie Park pond – can most likely be attributed to a naturally occurring phenomenon called “winter kill.” “Winter fish kill happens most often in shallow weedy lakes and ponds,” explained Wil Wegman, a resource management technician with the MNR’s Aurora District. “Over the winter, ice and snow

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Tyler Bonar, 5, left, his father John and brother Dawson, 9, return to Centennial Park pond on Tuesday where last weekend on a fishing expedition they found the dead fish (such as the one below).

cover blocks the transfer of oxygen from the air into the water.” As the aquatic plants in small lakes and ponds die off due to the cold temperatures and low light levels under the ice, bacteria decomposes the dead organic material, which uses up the oxygen in the water, Wegman continued. “As the oxygen is depleted, fish begin to suffocate and die. The severe winter we had will likely heighten the winter fish kill this year,” he added. “Longer than normal ice cover on lakes and especially small ponds, like that at Centennial Park, could mean more dead fish being visible this spring.” While Wegman said winter kill is a natural event that does not normally affect the health of fish populations,

severe occurrences can significantly reduce such populations within small ponds. Clean up of dead fish, Wegman added, is the responsibility of the landowner – whether that be the city, the province, a business or a private individual. Anyone undertaking such a cleanup is advised to: wear gloves; either bury or double-bag the dead fish for garbage pickup; and to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water afterwards. Back at Centennial Park pond on a snowy day this week, Bonar and his two young fishing enthusiast sons were relieved to hear the news that the fish at their favorite fishing hole had died of natural causes.

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ow to pay for transit expansion – it’s the multi-billion-dollar question. Speaking at the Toronto Region Board of Trade Monday, Premier Kathleen Wynne pledged that a greater portion of the gas tax (one that’s already collected by the province) would go toward specific transit projects. Combined with other funds, that reallocation commitment amounts to $29 billion over 10 years. There aren’t many details beyond that a little more than half that money would go to projects in the Greater Toronto Area. Response to Wynne’s pledge from the likes of Metrolinx Chair Robert Prichard and representatives from CivicAction Alliance was optimistic, but cautious – and for good reason. Specific details haven’t been announced, for one. We also know that all the Big Move projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area need $2 billion annually over 25 years. our view Monday’s funding commitment amounts to less than a Pledge greeted third of that target. Finally, Wynne’s minority with optimism government is on shaky ground and is hardly in prime position and caution to act on this pledge. Her governing Liberals will need support from either the Progressive Conservatives or the NDP to survive an upcoming budget vote at Queen’s Park and avoid being plunged into a June election. Simply put, she has the best platform right now to make those kind of big pledges. Somewhere along the line – maybe soon, maybe later – the voter will decide. So the premier has sent a message clear in financial support if nothing else. The big number will resonate. The Tories’ focus on building subways may resonate with voters. The NDP hasn’t set out exactly what they’d do for transit and how they’d pay for it. And it’s the NDP that matters most here. Presuming there’s a provincial budget soon, it’ll come down to whether the NDP supports that budget that determines how much cautiously optimistic transit planners can count on the Liberalpromised provincial funds. Turning down the budget sends us to an election and all bets are off.

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n the politics of commuting in Toronto, there is nothing quite as heartbreaking as a transit plan near the eve of an election. The promise is as sweet as the prospects are bleak. But the stakes are high enough that you cannot look away. Mayor Rob Ford played with the hearts of Scarborough residents when he promised to stop the Sheppard LRT and turn it into a subway just a few years ago. And a few more years prior to that, Ontario premier Bob Rae and his successor Mike Harris broke the hearts of City of York residents, when Rae actually funded and then Harris cancelled a subway along Eglinton Avenue. Construction was already underway by the time that happened, proving that even a sure thing can become dubious in

david nickle the city the hands of shifting governments. Now Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne has stepped up, making what sounds like a dubious promise from the get-go: $15 billion flowing to transit and transportation improvements in the Greater Toronto Area (from $29 billion, provincewide), from... somewhere. gas tax revenue Gas tax revenue will have something to do with it, as will a portion of the HST derived from fuel tax. And there will be added debt. Further details of how this money is to be raised will be revealed in the sure-to-be-defeated 2014

provincial budget coming a few weeks from now. The money, if it ever comes, would sure be nice. More than nice, in fact: funding on that scale is essential if Toronto and the region is to remain livable and economically viable. It might even be worth a bigger deficit to see it go ahead. There is a more immediate and less costly plan at work with the April 14 announcement: embarrassing the provincial Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats as they get set to presumably defeat the government and force a spring election. Wynne seeks allies Wynne made that clear at the announcement, when she pointed out that the plan will require allies – and if those allies aren’t in the Legislature, they

could well be voters. If Wynne can successfully portray a vote against the government as a vote against transit funding, then she’ll have a shot at the ear of every commuter struggling for breath and dignity on the YongeUniversity subway line. It won’t hurt her a bit that the mayor’s race in Toronto is also shaping itself into a marathon meditation on public transit. Unfortunately for Wynne and for Toronto, the Ontario Liberals are entering this race with many other well-documented disadvantages. If transit expansion is truly to be tied to a Liberal victory in 2014... well, that would be yet another heart-break. David Nickle is The Guardian’s city hall reporter. His column appears Thursdays. Reach him on Twitter: @DavidNickle

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denise harris history corner temporary Administrator of Upper Canada in 181718 and 1820. Smith was granted 3000 acres of land for his military service, including 2,600 acres in Etobicoke from Kipling Avenue to Etobicoke Creek, and from Bloor Street to Lake Ontario. Smith’s house was initially a four room log cabin built of pine timber, dovetailed at the corners and secured with hickory pegs. Its floor was made of pine boards cut two-inches thick and 14-inches wide. He soon added two rooms to each end of the cabin and covered the exterior with siding. Smith built a saw mill on Etobicoke Creek and bred horses, but does not appear to have had any skill at farming. He possessed a surfeit of social status and land, but his income as a half-pay officer was too low to develop his vast estate. Smith died

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not only to police interests, but also to the interests of the Muslim community.” Toronto police officers are In addition to the Tri-Sport set to go toe-to-toe with local Competition, which is now in Muslim youth on the courts its second year, the Muslim next month at the Second Consultative Committee Annual Tri-Sport Competition has also helped engage the – an afternoon sporting tourcommunity in a number of nament that will see cops and other events, including bulkids face off in a series of lying prevention talks, comfriendly basketball, dodgeball munity picnics, workshops and soccer games. on cross-border travel, and employment fairs advertisOrganized by the Muslim ing the jobs available within Consultative Committee – a decade-old outreach group Toronto Police Service. created in partnership with The committee, Khan the Toronto Police Service added, was also responsible to make inroads in the local for helping design and create Muslim community – this a police training module year’s Tri-Sport Competition to teach officers about the will take place on Sunday, Islamic religion. May 25 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The results of such outat the Toronto Police College, reach efforts by police and located at 70 Birmingham St. the Muslim community, Khan in Etobicoke. said, have been evident over The free event, which is the years. open to youth aged 12 to 22 “Anytime you get members of all different backgrounds of the police service or an offand religions, is all about fun, shoot of the police, like with said youth organizer Athar the (Muslim Consultative) Khan, 23. Committee working with “It’s a great way to bring members of a particular tarpeople together – particularly geted community, I think that members of the police with always has an impact on that Muslim youth from around community,” he said. t h e c i t y, ” Khan, a Humber said Khan, who helped This type of outreach, College Police organize the Foundations I think, helps mitigate graduate who event alongsome of the tensions is currently side fellow youth comthat may exist among wrapping up mittee memhis degree in some Muslim youth Human Rights b e r s Ja v e d Sukhram, with regard to the and Equity Studies at York Shanice police. University, Ramcharran – Athar Khan, youth organizer and Rida said he first Zakir. “This got involved type of outwith the reach, I think, helps mitigate Mu s l i m Co n s u l t a t i ve some of the tensions that may Committee a few years ago exist among some Muslim on the advice of a Humber youth with regard to the instructor. police. I think it helps repair “One of the teachrelationships, which is vital ers encouraged us to get

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Muslim Consultative Committee (MCC) members Javed Sukhram, left, Shanice Ramcharran, Rida Zakir and Athar Khan are preparing for the second annual Tri-Sport Competition, hosted by Toronto police and the MCC on May 25 at the Toronto Police College. The outreach event will see teams of youth face off against local police officers in friendly games of soccer, basketball and dodgeball.

involved with different committees that police have, so I got in touch with Muslim Consultative Committee and one of the officers got back to me and told me about a youth component they were just starting to launch,” said Khan, who is planning to attend the University of Waterloo next year to study for his Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. “So that’s when I and the other youth came on board. We’re all just about finished university and we were all very active in our communities even before joining the committee, so we’ve all built networks within our com-

munities. We have good social media and organizational skills, and we all work really well together.” Last year, Khan and the other youth members of the Muslim Consultative Committee launched the Tri-Sport Competition after being inspired by a basketball tournament hosted by the police’s South Asian Consultative Committee. The inaugural event, which tool place last St. Patrick’s Day at Harbourfront Community Centre, drew about 40 youth competitors – four boys’ and two girls’ teams – to face off against police and auxiliary officers from 14 Division and

the Divisional Police Support Unit. This year, Khan said they hope to increase those numbers to about 50 youth – all of whom will receive a free team T-shirt, sponsored by Uniglobe. “The Tri-Sport Competition is just a really fun event. We don’t have any strictly defined goals for this event – I think it’s just a way to help bring members of the police service together with Muslim youth in this city so they have a good time,” he said. “The hope is, of course, that this will keep improving relations between the two communities.”

Registration for this year’s Tri-Sport Competition is currently open to boys and girls aged 12 to 22. Males and females will play separately on teams of seven. Anyone interested in participating is asked to register their team by May 10 (each team must have at least two members under the age of 18). To request a registration form, email mccyouthevent@ gmail.com. For more information about the Muslim Consultative Committee, go to www.facebook.com/MCCTPS or follow them on Twitter @TPS_MCC

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Passion play returns to Etobicoke for 22nd year Celebrate Easter with the Toronto Passion Play. The Christian Performing Arts Centre and Church on The Queensway presents the 22nd annual Toronto Easter tradition with a cast of familiar characters, live animals, an orchestra mounted by professional performers and more than 150 volunteers. All shows will be held in the church’s auditorium at 1536 The Queensway during Easter weekend: Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 20 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5. Free parking and free nursery service. Visit www.torontopassionplay. com or call 416-255-6750. a jane’s walk in your neighbourhood wlead

Join Jane’s Walk Festival Toronto early next month. The local movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by iconic writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs takes place May 2, 3 and 4. Anyone can lead a walk in his or her neighbourhood. Plan a route, think through stories,

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Origami cranes launch Meagan’s Walk JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com Students from schools from across the Greater Toronto Area dropped by the Hospital for Sick Children, presenting thousands of origami cranes to brain tumour survivors. The day marked the continuation of a yearly trend at the hospital, with the crane ceremony serving as launch of Meagan’s Walk, which raises funds and awareness for pediatric brain tumour research. It was named after Meagan Bebenek, who died in 2001 after her own battle with a brain tumour. The idea of the crane ceremony originated at Our Lady of Sorrows School in Etobicoke, which Meagan attended, by fellow student Margaret Wiley. She began making the cranes – symbols of hope in Chinese culture – as a means of wishing Meagan a speedy recovery. “I started doing things on my own after hearing about Meagan and I realized people were as frustrated as

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LAMP accepting nominations for its Awards of Merit Do you know someone making a difference in Etobicoke’s Lakeshore community? If so, LAMP Community Health Centre wants to hear from you. LAMP’s 15th annual Awards of Merit on June 3 will recognize those leaders in the community who are helping to build: safe and affordable housing; strong families and good neighbours; a clean environment; healthy and affordable food; education and social service supports;

parks, recreation and leisure opportunities; arts and culture outlets; and to preserve history. Nominees are being accepted. Potential recipients may include local volunteers, community leaders, students, teachers, health-care providers, neighbours, coaches, historical preservationists, diversity service groups, community groups, businesses, artists, musicians, social service agencies, long-term care providers, or anyone in between.

LAMP is also currently accepting nominations for the recently launched Jean Augustine Legacy Award. “With this award, we’re looking for individuals who, like Jean, have overcome barriers to live the values of social justice, who champion positive social change, who have integrity and compassion, and who really want to make a difference,” LAMP’s community relations officer Jasmin Dooh said in February, when

the award was first launched. To nominate someone from the community for a LAMP Award of Merit or Jean Augustine Legacy Award, fill out a nomination form, at www.lampchc.org or write a letter explaining why the person you are submitting should be recognized. All nomination forms and letters must be dropped off at LAMP, 185 Fifth St., by Tuesday, April 22. Submissions require both the nominee and the nominator’s contact

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Province to dedicate more gas tax money towards transit Premier Wynne pledges $15 billion for GTA transit upgrades over next decade RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com The Ontario government has pledged $15 billion to Greater Toronto transportation improvements over the next 10 years. The announcement Monday by Premier Kathleen Wynne promises $29 billion in overall funding provincewide, with the bulk of the money coming from redirected HST revenues collected from provincial gas taxes as well as the introduction of a new set of revenue tools, the details of which will not be known until the release of the provincial budget in a few weeks’ time. Wynne also promised full

accountability and transparency when it comes to allocating the money. But given the precarious status of the minority Liberals, she admitted for the plan to ever become reality it will require support from either the provincial PCs or NDPs, or a clear victory at the polls should an election be called as early as late spring. “We need a partner to put our plan in place,” said Wynne to reporters following the noon-hour announcement at the Royal York Hotel as part an event organized by the Toronto Region Board of Trade. “That partner could be the Tories, the NDP or, if necessary, the voting public.” According to the proposed

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plan, $1.2 billion would be available every year by allocating an additional 7.5 cents of revenue from HST on gasoline toward transit infrastructure funding. Currently two cents of the gas tax rate goes into transportation and infrastructure spending. Wynne said the newly col-

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While the funding breakdown likely amounts to $1.5 billion annually in new infrastructure funding for the Greater Toronto Area, both Wynne and Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray, who was also present at the announcement, were coy about the yearly funding breakdown, nor did they specify how much of the money will be dedicated to public transit and how much for road and highway improvements, saying only those details would be revealed with the release of the provincial budget. Wynne would also not comment how her government – which is expected to carry an $11.7 billion fiscal deficit over 2014 – would be able to reallocate the gas tax revenue from other provincial programs and services, promising only that the forthcoming budget would answer such questions. Despite the promised monies falling short of

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Toronto Central CCAC celebrates 50 years of compassionate home care Launch of Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards To mark the 50th anniversary of delivering home care in Toronto, Toronto Central CCAC has launched the Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards. The awards will honour both paid and unpaid caregivers in the Toronto Central community — the unsung heroes who give of themselves to help others live with comfort, dignity and independence. The awards will recognize all types of caregivers, whether a family member, neighbour, friend or health care worker who selflessly provide skilled and compassionate care. The awards will be presented on May 27, 2014. Nominations can be made until April 25. Toronto Central CCAC also launched a Facebook page -- www.facebook.com/torontocentralCCAC -- to promote the awards and share stories of dedicated caregivers. Every day, caregivers in our community help others, whether is it through warm smiles, gentle hands, shared laughter or caring expertise. Caregivers are people like Paul, a superintendent in a Toronto apartment building who works to ensure those in his building are well taken care of whether it’s arranging for a ride

American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel Skyped into Ford Nation Monday morning, trading banter with Rob and Doug Ford in a fiveminute interview. The interview was originally intended to go live on the Ford brothers’ YouTube show Friday morning, but was postponed owing to the sudden death of former federal finance minister and Ford family friend Jim Flaherty the previous day. The five-minute interview followed Ford’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 3, where the show devoted nearly 30 minutes to discussing Ford’s various scandals, and starting with Ford’s choice of wardrobe that night, a black suit and shirt with a red tie, that Kimmel likened to a magician’s costume. For the Ford Nation interview, Kimmel chose the same ensemble. The interview ranged from a plug for Rob Ford’s bobble-head dolls to

election plans, and the suggestion Kimmel should come to Toronto to campaign for Ford in the 2014 election. “You know the future of Jimmy Kimmel Live relies on Rob Ford getting re-elected,” Doug said. “So my question is when are you going to get your backside up here to save your job and start door knocking to make sure this guy keeps you going every single night?” Kimmel came back: “You know what I was thinking would be good? I wanted not even a fundraiser, I want to throw a fun raiser – where we just have fun in classic Rob Ford style. What do you think of that?” Doug asked about Kimmel’s premier episode, in which he served alcohol to his audience and one member had to be removed after having vomited. “You know you’re starting to sound like a politician when you say I don’t know what happened that night,” said Doug. “No,” Kimmel said, “I’m

just saying I was so drunk I don’t know what happened that night.” Rob Ford, laughing, cut in: “I used that excuse one too many times myself.” Rob Ford then noted that Kimmel’s birthday was in November, the same month as Doug’s 50th birthday, and suggested that Kimmel come up and celebrate. “There’s no two people I would rather spend my birthday with than the two of you – and Doug, yeah, your 50th birthday, I would love to be the party clown,” Kimmel said. When Doug suggested that Kimmel would have to stay with Rob and not him, Kimmel answered: “I’m not just sleeping at Rob’s place – Rob, I want to sleep with you and your wife.” Rob didn’t respond other than to laugh and blush n o t i c e a b l y, a n d D o u g answered: “Oh we better not comment on that one.”

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Gain new CONFIDENCE with: to and from hospital or making sure the refrigerator is stocked with healthy food to aid in recovery time. Paul is an informal caregiver for many, who acts out of selflessness and genuine commitment to making things better for those in his community. Caregivers are people like Creselda, a personal support worker, who provides care for stroke victim John. In addition to helping him bathe and dress, Creselda was taught how to help John perform exercises to regain his strength. Because of her relentless belief in John, he is now able to get himself in and out of bed with little help from his wife – who otherwise does everything – and he can even walk a little. John and his wife, Shirley, are very grateful for the creative solutions and support of the care team. It is stories like these that show how caregivers are the everyday heroes in our midst. Caregivers

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the suspects exited their vehicle at around 12:30 a.m. and approached a group of three people – a 26-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman. One of the suspects pulled a hammer on the victims and demanded one of the victim’s property and the victim complied. When the other suspects demanded property from the other victims, a struggle ensued and the suspects fled the scene in a four-door Honda Civic. One of the victims sustained minor injuries, but the others were unhurt. The suspects are described as follows: the first is about 6’0” tall; the second is black, aged 19 to 22, 6’0”, with a thin build; the third is 5’11, with a thin build. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).

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food for film: Top, Melissa Sheldrick, right, leads her children Andrew and Samantha to their seats for the free family movie day at the Queensway Cineplex on Saturday. Above left, Owen Welsmon, left, and his father Derek arrive with tickets in hand. Above right, Sandra Rinomato welcomes two youngsters to the movie day. Toronto west realtor Rinomato and her staff covered the cost of the private screening of Muppets Most Wanted. They also donated a dollar to the Daily Bread Food Bank for every guest in attendance – which totalled nearly $200. Client donations on top of that put the total fundraised amount at $325.


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CARR STAR: TDCAA All-Star and Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School player Marcus Bunnick (33) draws attention from a crowd of Ottawa All-Stars defenders during exhibition basketball action at Scarborough’s Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School on Tuesday. The visiting Ottawa team went on to win the game 97-88.

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JEI Easter Fundraiser WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: JEI Learning Center, 773 Unit L The Queensway CONTACT: Denise Lam, 416-259-0123, www.jeilearningcenter.ca, etobicoke@jeilearningcenter. ca COST: $10/child Easter-themed fundraising event for SickKids Foundation. Kids enjoy arts and crafts, science experiments and fun academic activities. Raffle prizes, loot bags, snacks and more.

◗ Sunday, April 20

Easter Morning Sunrise Service WHEN: 8 to 10 a.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Cheryl Drake, 416-231-2263, ext. 22, hvuc@ rogers.com COST: Free Join in the celebration of Easter followed by a hot cross bun breakfast. Everyone welcome. Toronto Passion Play WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway CONTACT: Susan Carbone, 416-255-6750, susan@thechurch.to COST: $5 Annual Easter musical that retells the story of Christ’s capture, imprisonment, crucifixion and resurrection.

◗ Tuesday, April 22

Write Your Life Stories 55+ WHEN: 2:30 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: Free $45/six weeks with membership Have you ever thought about writing down unique, personal stories of your life? In this supportive, fun, relaxed atmosphere, practice writing your life story and learn various techniques to enhance your work. This course is for beginner writers. A Tribute to the Italian Tenors – Day Trip WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Paula Aceto,

looking ahead ◗ Wednesday, April 30

Let There Be Music Community Choir Spring Concert WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Kipling Collegiate Institute, 380 The Westway CONTACT: Faye Leaper, leaperfa@ planeteer.com COST: $10. at the door An evening of beautiful, familiar music sung by an 80-voice seniors’ choir.

416-231-3431, www.islingtonseniors. ca, iscprograms@hotmail.ca COST: $89 to $91 Tenor Elio Scaccio pays tribute to the great Italian tenors: Bocelli, Caruso, Pavarotti and many more, He not only sings their classic hits but also performs contemporary songs made famous by some of the great Italian-American crooners like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Prior to the performance, enjoy Carmen’s familystyle luncheon served to your table. Organic City Gardening WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Richview library, 1806 Islington Ave. CONTACT: 416-394-5120 COST: Free What is organic city gardening and why should you care? Discover the basic principles of this increasingly popular gardening. Pints of View WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Westmount Army and Navy Club, 41 Kingdom St. CONTACT: 416247-5181 COST: Free Drop in for some lively discussion, the odd prayer and of course a cool brew.

◗ Wednesday, April 23

Bridge & Luncheon WHEN: noon to 3 p.m. WHERE:

Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Carolyn Whiteside, 416-231-1771, cwhiteside35@rogers.com COST: $25 Enjoy a fancy sandwich lunch, card playing (bridge, euchre or your game of choice), silent auction bargains and great door prizes. Everyone welcome. Money Savvy for Teens WHEN: 5 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: eaprograms@ torontopubliclibrary.ca, 416394-5270 COST: Free Learn now or pay later. Get the tools and basic financial education to make smart money decisions today and into adulthood in this free financial literacy workshop for teens. Registration required. Father Involvement in Children with Special Needs WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: LAMP Community Health Centre, 185 Fifth St. CONTACT: Denise Feltham, 416-236-9061, diceassessment@bell. net COST: Free Are you a father? Do you have a child with a disability? Would you like to become more involved in parenting your child? This workshop will help fathers make that transition.

◗ Thursday, April 24

“Funny how looking good makes me feel good too.”

Annual Spring Fashion Show WHEN: 12:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Horner Avenue Seniors’ Centre, 320 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Penny DeCarlo, 416-394-6001, pdecarl@toronto.ca COST: $7 for members and $8 for non-members Enjoy lunch and the fashion show. TDSB EtobicokeLakeshore Trustee Pamela Gough Ward Forum WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Etobicoke School for the Arts, 675 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: Debbie Wagdin, 416-393-1972, Debbie.Wagdin@ tdsb.on.ca COST: Free Join Trustee Pamela Gough, school council chairs and co-chairs to discuss the education issues concerning local schools. Child minding is available. Email Debbie.Wagdin@tdsb. on.ca to register.

◗ Friday, April 25

Room to Read/Toronto Chapter Presents: annual ‘For The Love of Girls’ Event WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Michael Power/St. Joseph High School, 105 Eringate Dr. CONTACT: Carol Janssen, 416-622-0673, k_carol@ sympatico.ca COST: $5 per person For moms and their daughters ages 12 and older. Sparkle is an evening of indulgence. Treat yourself to a facial, beautify your nails, enjoy a beauty makeover and pose for a glamour photo. Spend a fun evening with other moms and daughters, while supporting girl education in Nepal. Children of the Light WHEN: 6 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Don Bosco Secondary School, 2 St. Andrew’s Blvd. CONTACT: Emmy Milne, 416-222-8282, ext. 2356, http://www.tcdsb.org/schools/donboscotoronto/Pages/default.a, emmy. szekeresmilne@tcdsb.org COST: 5.00 Multicultural night. Proceeds support

Free the Children Organix 14 Opening Gala Concert WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: Gordon Mansell, 416-769-3893, www. organixconcerts.ca, gdmansell@sympatico. ca COST: $20 to $30, free for children under 18 years Kerry Beaumont, Coventry Cathedral (U.K.) Organist performs on the organ at Our Lady of Sorrows in the opening concert showcasing the finest Toronto pipe organs.

◗ Friday, April 25

Jazzercise WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina or Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@gmail.com COST: $40 with membership Stay healthy and active while protecting your joints with this lowimpact exercise. Free Community Lunch WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free Soup, sandwiches, desserts, tea, coffee and cold drinks. All this and it is free.

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MIMICO LACROSSE Saturday, April 26 At Mimico Arena ◗ 9 a.m., Nov 1 vs Nov 4 ◗ 10 a.m., Nov 3 vs Nov 2 ◗ 11 a.m., PW 1 vs PW 4 ◗ noon, PW 3 vs PW 2

Navy’s Nicolas Schwertner, l e f t , b a t t l e s W h i t e ’s Sebastian Lawlor during Mimico Lacrosse house league action at Long Branch Arena on Saturday. Navy went on to win the game 4-3.

At Long Branch Arena ◗ 8:30 a.m., peanuts junior ◗ 9:15 a.m., peanuts senior ◗ 10 a.m., PPW 1 vs PPW 4 ◗ 11 a.m., PPW 3 vs PPW 2 ◗ noon, Tyke 1 vs Tyke 4 ◗ 1 p.m., Tyke 3 vs Tyke 2 Monday, April 28

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At Mimico Arena ◗ 6:30 p.m., Ban 1 vs Ban 4 ◗ 7:30 p.m., Ban 3 vs Ban 2 ◗ 8:30 p.m., Mid 1 vs Mid 4 ◗ 9:30 p.m., Mid 3 vs Mid 2 * there are no games over this Easter Weekend (April 19/21) TDCAA - west division Junior boys volleyball Tuesday, April 22 ◗ Cardinal McGuigan at UTS ◗ Monsignor Johnson at St. Basil ◗ Archbishp Romero at Father Redmond ◗ Michael Power at Marshall McLuhan

UPCOMING GAME Toronto Lakeshore Patriots Ontario Junior A Hockey League final series now under way, with home games at Westview Arena. Game 6, if necessary, Sunday, April 20, 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 24 ◗ Bishop Allen at Frere Andre TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD co-ed volleyball - west Tuesday, April 22 ◗ Etobicoke SA at. Kipling CI Wednesday, April 23 ◗ Richview CI at Etobicoke CI

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Thursday, April 24 ◗ Etobicoke CI at Kipling CI ◗ Etobicoke SA at North Albion CI Monday, April 28 ◗ Etobicoke CI vs. North Albion CI ◗ Etobicoke SA vs. Richview CI Wednesday, April 30 ◗ Kipling CI vs. Richview CI Thursday, May 1 ◗ Kipling CI vs. North Albion CI * games start at 3:30 p.m.

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Thursday, April 17 ◗ North Albion CI at Kipling CI, sr., 3 p.m. ◗ Silverthorn CI at Etobicoke CI, jr game 3 p.m., senior game 4:30 p.m. ◗ York Memorial CI at Lakeshore CI, jr. game 3 p.m., sr. game 4:30 p.m. ◗ Martingrove CI at West Humber CI, jr. game

Tuesday, April 22 ◗ Richview CI at Etobicoke SA, sr., 3 p.m. ◗ York Memorial CI at Vaughan Road Academy, sr, 4:30 p.m. ◗ Lakeshore CI at Etobicoke CI, jr. game 3 p.m., sr. at 4:30 p.m.

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3 after blowing a three-goal lead. The series continues with Game 5 Friday, 7:30 p.m., in Aurora and, if necessary, Game 6 Sunday, 2 p.m., at Westwood Arena and Game 7 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., in Aurora. The Patriots’ Kevin Shier of Toronto is the leading playoff scorer going into last night’s game with 30 points (8 goals, 22 assists) in 16 games.

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Today is my first day at work and there’s a lot of work to be done.

He wants to come home and do something very special for this city. – Tim Leiweke

ners and a lot of architects of teams, and they’re humble guys because they realize how difficult it is to win in the NHL; how everybody is trying to win; how everybody is trying to improve just a little bit.” MLSE President and CEO Tim Leiweke said Shanahan, as newly appointed president of the Leafs, will be given “full authority” to make any decisions he thinks will better the team. Touting Shanahan’s track record both on and off the ice as his motivation for seeking the Mimico native out to fill the shoes of Leafs president, Leiweke said he’s confident Shanahan is the right man to help turn the team around

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Brendan Shanahan, all smiles at the 2010 Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame inductions, is the new Leafs president.

and lead the Leafs to their first Stanley Cup win since 1967 in the near future. “To me, the most outstanding statistic if you look at his career is not the three Stanley Cup rings, but in 21 years he made the playoffs 18 times – and in the majority of those 18 times, he was wearing the ‘C’ or the ‘A’ on

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his sweater. He knows about leadership,” Leiweke said, noting that, after retiring as a player, Shanahan spent five years working for the NHL “devoting himself to trying to make the game better for the players, for the fans and for the league as a whole.” “He is a guy that is not just a student of the game and a fan of the game, but he is an architect of the game – and that’s what we needed here. I like his passion, I like his work ethic, I like his analytical skills, I like how he doesn’t knee-jerk and I like, in particular, that as a young man that grew up in Toronto following the Maple Leafs and cheering for them, he wants to come home and do something very special for

this city.” Word of Shanahan’s homecoming was welcome news to Maple Leafs fans in Mimico – with none more delighted at the hometown hero’s return than Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes, a longtime Shanahan family friend and proud Toronto Maple Leafs fan. “I’m a season ticket holder myself, so I was very disappointed (the Leafs didn’t make the playoffs), but, you know, it’s a game – and I think we just got some very good news on the back of some very bad news,” Grimes said shortly after MLSE announced Shanahan’s appointment on Friday, April 11. “I think long-term, getting a guy like Shanahan to come in can only help this team.” Described by Grimes as a “proven winner” and “no-nonsense” type of guy, Shanahan has a long history of hockey excellence – from his minor hockey days playing for the

Etobicoke Canadiens to his storied, 21-year NHL career, during which he helped lead his Detroit Red Wings to three Stanley Cup championship wins. Shanahan also won gold medals with Team Canada at the 1994 World Championships, the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 1991 Canada Cup. While Shanahan said he wouldn’t yet comment on specifics of the team’s future at Monday’s press conference, he said he’s looking forward to learning about the Leafs organization “from the top to the bottom”. “Now is a time for me to listen, to learn and to get to work,” he said. “Nothing we say here today matters. It’s about the work we put in and it’s about the results. That’s really what it’s about – we need results here.”

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I think it was the hot dogs in the concession at West Mall (Arena). – Dan Brown

and then all through their high level youth rep careers with the Toronto Marlboros (where Brown still coaches). Asked whether it might have been the proverbial something in the water in Etobicoke and coach Brown quipped, in a recent interview: “I think it was the hot dogs in the concession at West Mall.” “They really pushed each other. They were such a talented group even at a young age and when they can compete against each other day in, day out they really are able to learn at another level so I think they really did it for each other without even knowing it, just, you know having fun, thinking they’re

just playing a game. “Little did they know they were really honing some future professional skills.” During the regular season Brown and Kosmachuk were first and third, overall, in OHL scoring. In fact Brown was the top scorer in the country in major junior hockey. And Finn and Pelech were second and tied-for-third, respectively, among defencemen in the OHL. While Laughton was 16th in scoring he impressed rival coaches as he had the distinction of the most mentions of any players in the league’s annual coaches’ poll. Three of the above mentioned players are actually Etobicoke residents – Brown and Finn are former students at Etobicoke’s Michael Power/ St Joseph Catholic Secondary and Pelech at Bishop Allen Academy. And they are by no means the only Etobicoke representation in the OHL, with other prominent players

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also included Travis Trafford of the Saginaw Spirit who died earlier this year. “I was coaching the (West Mall) tyke house league and select teams. Terry joined us at seven years old and, again, he followed us through West Mall and into the Marlies,” said coach Brown, adding that as a peewee Trafford did

move over to the Toronto Red Wing organization. The kids hung out a lot in those years, he said, adding that “we’ve seen Terry and Roy and Bev – his mom and dad – over the years around the hockey rinks.”

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Founded by three brothers, John, Angelo, and Mario Visic, the company is now operated with their three sons, who have worked hard to maintain the reputation for quality of service established by their fathers. Visic Brothers specializes in residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). For 40 years, they have been installing and servicing furnaces, central and ductless air conditioners, rooftop units, and other gas-fired appliances including water heaters, boilers and fireplaces.

Certified, highly trained installers and service technicians ensure the highest quality and energy efficiency on every job they perform. They offer preventative maintenance packages and access to manufacturers’extended warranties. Visic Brothers provides 24 hour emergency service on all HVAC systems. Visic Bros. is located at 3431 Dundas St. W. For services or more information about a new system installation, call 416-763-2130. Check us out on Homestars and BBB or visit us at www.visicbros.com

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Corporate WSIB Claims/H&S Specialist Corporate Head Office, 3125 Wolfedale Rd, Mississauga THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and we’re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit www.metroland.com. Metroland has a fabulous opportunity to join our HR team and be respected as key partner to provide guidance on claims prevention and management across the company. This role will champion our safety culture to all levels across multiple locations in Ontario and together with the Corporate Health and Safety Manager, maintain Metroland’s H&S system and implement new initiatives. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Manage and process WSIB claims and appeals across the organization, provide expert advice and support to regions and corporate. Act as liaison for WSIB. • Assist in developing ESRTW plans, monitoring for compliance. • Conduct accident investigations within Corporate office and provide guidance across business units. • Audit current H&S programs; identifying gaps and recommended solutions. • Conduct onsite health and safety training as required. • Minimal travel within Ontario. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: • 3+ yrs relevant experience and/or formal education in h&s with WSIB Claims Management certification. • Thorough understanding of WSIA, OH&S Act and regulations is essential. • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be a strong H&S communicator at all levels. WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: • Work for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your communities • Competitive compensation plan and Group RSP • Be part of a company that is committed to providing a health and safety work environment. If working in a highly energized, competitive team is your ideal environment, please email your resume to Lynn Woods, Corporate Health and Safety Manager at: hra04resumes@metroland.com by April 21, 2014.

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Our client, Magna International has positions available in Concord, Woodbridge & Etobicoke Light Packagers, Assemblers, Machine Operators, Forklift Operators & CNC Operators

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Hope for Tomorrow Foursquare Church

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DELIVERY POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES! Reliable delivery people are required immediately for newspaper delivery in your area. The successful candidates will: Be extremely reliable. Enjoy working in their community Deliver newspapers door to door throughout Etobicoke. Thursday delivery only. You must be available to insert and meet our delivery deadlines. Please call our area representatives if you would like to deliver in one of these areas: M8V, M8W, M8X, M8Y, M9C Zack Jeebhai - 416-495-6648 M8Z, M9A, M9B, M9P Emilia Skrinar - 416-774-2347 M9R, M9V, M9W Victoria Agbayani - 416-774-2300

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Saturday April 19th 2014

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GARAGE SALE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!!! Etobicoke: 4 Claret Court Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:00AM to 2:00PM


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ELECTRICAL

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(416) 234-9006

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HANDY PERSON HANDYMAN AVAILABLE ANYTIME *Spring Special* Refresh any room and receive any other handyman task FREE NO JOB IS TOO SMALL Yard, garage or storage cleaned & organized. All home repairs and maintenance from A-Z. On a tight budget? Not an issue. Call Joseph 416-804-8552 or Email: iwilldoit416@gmail.com

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