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Holyday’s seat at city council won’t be filled for months


INSIDE Holyday’s got his Queen’s Park plan in place / 3


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From left, Tyler Billard, Meghan Matthews and Laurie Taylor enjoy a midway ride at the Lakeshore Mardi Gras at Colonel Samuel Smith Park on Saturday. See more photos from the long weekend event on page 12.

Mardi Gras rocks the lakefront T h i s ye a r’s 1 0 t h a n n u a l Lakeshore Mardi Gras was the biggest and best yet – featuring plenty of live music that kept people’s toes tapping and fingers snapping. Inspired by the world famous Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans each year, Etobicoke’s

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scaled down version nevertheless boasted a wide range of Dixie, jazz and blues bands over the course of the four-day event from Aug. 2 to 5 this year. The community-based event, which took place in what is touted as one of the “largest and most beautiful” parks in


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Toronto – Colonel Samuel Smith Park – drew countless local singles, couples and families to enjoy the summer weather in a natural park setting, while enjoying the music and sampling cuisine from a range of local vendors. In addition to the “dazzling”



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displays of entertainment on both buskers and performers on the mainstage, this year’s Mardi Gras also featured a licensed beer garden, a kid’s zone with interactive games, a midway, food vendors and a market offering arts, crafts, jewelry and other offerings.

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Now that voters in EtobicokeL a k e s h o re h a v e c h o s e n Progressive Conservative Doug Holyday as their MPP, Toronto councillors will have some decisions to make about the Ward 3 (Etobicoke Centre) seat. Under the City of Toronto Act, council must declare the seat vacant at its next meeting – which won’t be until October. Then, council has 60 days to either fill the office by appointment, or call a byelection. As Etobicoke Centre will lack representation for several months, should any major issues arise affecting the ward, other area councillors and city staff may pitch in, as has happened in similar instances in the past. If a byelection is called, it would cost between $175,000 and $225,000 and take 45 days. An appointment process would require a majority vote of council. In the past, council has taken a two-part approach. Members of the local community council hear from applicants interested in taking the job on, then make recommendations to council, of either a candidate or a short list. Whoever’s chosen, whether by council or by the electorate, will represent the ward until the end of the term – October 2014.

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petting zoo at Eatonville Care Centre wVisit Take the kids to a petting zoo this weekend. Eatonville Care Centre hosts a petting zoo Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the centre at 420 The East Mall north of Burnhamthorpe Road. See kangaroos, micro pigs, sheep, goats and ponies, among other animals. Free admiss i o n . Fa c e painting and inexpensive snacks are also available. Call 416621-8000, ext. 158. Farmers’ Market hosts events wStonegate

Stonegate Farmers Market offers some free events in August. Stonegate Community Health Centre hosts its weekly farmers’ market Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from June through October at Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. Aug. 6, enjoy Cook’s Night Out. Enjoy a dinner of gazpacho, bread and beef sausage for $2 a person. Aug. 13, take in the annual corn roast. It’s like a backyard barbecue

for the whole neighbourhood. Aug. 20, the Travelling Critters drop by, including 12 animals ranging from cuddly to creepy. Great for kids of all ages. Aug. 27, take in the popular healthy cooking demonstration for great tips and recipes.

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Grab a chair or a blanket and enjoy the Toronto All Star Big Band. Applewood, The James Shaver Homestead, hosts the latest in its annual summer series of free Twilight Concerts in the Park Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the homestead at 450 The West Mall. Concertgoers are advised to park their vehicles on either side of The West Mall. Avoid bus stops and “no stopping” zones. creates leaders wToastmasters

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Enjoy homemade pizza and fresh, low-cost produce. LAMP Community Health Centre runs its wood-burning, brick pizza oven at Lakeshore Village Park Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. until Aug. 28 at Lakeshore Village Park, 46 Garnett Janes Rd. north of Lake Shore Boulevard West. Make your own pizza with provided toppings for only $1. While you’re in the park, check out LAMP’s Good Food Market, which also runs Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. until Sept. 18. Buy low-cost, mostly local fruits and vegetables, learn new recipes and more about other LAMP events. Bay summer fun Friday wHumber

Take in the second annual Humber Bay Waterfront Festival Friday, Aug. 9.

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Love movies? Love warm summer nights? Take in Movies Under the Stars ever y Friday night from until Aug. 23 at Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave., from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. The first-run films begin at dusk. Admission is free and snacks are provided. Bring your own chair. fresh produce at farmers’ markets wEnjoy

If you don’t have a backyard garden, but still want fresh produce visit one of Etobicoke’s farmers’ markets including: Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market (Wednesdays) until Dec. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 4709 Dundas St. W. This market has organic fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat and honey.

The Sherway Farmers’ Market runs Fridays until Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the far northeast parking lot; facing The Queensway and adjacent to Hwy 427. The market offers honey, cheese, fresh-baked goods, eggs, lamb and venison, plus additional grill and deli meats. Finally, the Humber Bay Shores Farmers’ Market runs Saturdays until Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Humber Bay Park West, which is at Park Lawn and Lake Shore Boulevard West. Team Fan Days at the Hockey Hall of Fame wNHL

The Hockey Hall of Fame presents NHL Team Fan Days until Aug. 23. On selected days this summer, the Hockey Hall of Fame will spotlight a different NHL team. The first 1,000 guests will receive a free Hockey Hall of Fame “GameWorn Jersey” trading card of the featured team’s captain.


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Fans hope Bolland, Cup will be back next year Residents want to see a Leafs’ victory in 2014 CYNTHIA REASON


MPP-elect Doug Holyday with PC Leader Tim Hudak at The Brawley last Thursday.

Holyday eyes Mr. Christie site, government waste as his new provincial priorities CYNTHIA REASON So, how does it feel to be Toronto’s lone Progressive Conservative MPP? “Lonely,” chuckled Doug Holyday after he cinched a close-fought battle against fellow Councillor Peter Milczyn for the EtobicokeLakeshore seat. “I need company.” While he may have been a bit reluctant to even run at first, Holyday’s landmark victory (he took 46.6 per cent of the vote, ahead of Milczyn’s 41.9 per cent) marked the first time the PCs have captured a provincial seat in Toronto since 1999. “I really didn’t have much intent to switch careers at this stage in the game, but Tim (Hudak) and others convinced me that we could do it and it would be a big step in the right direction for the Conservative party and for the people of Ontario,” Holyday said to cheers from a packed house of supporters at The Brawley Aug. 1. Now that he’s claimed the title of Etobicoke-Lakeshore’s newly elected MPP, Holyday said his top local priority will be seeing to the preservation of Mr. Christie’s 27-acre parcel of land at Park Lawn and Lake

Shore Boulevard West. Last year, Mondelez Canada announced its intention to close the 625,000-square-foot biscuit manufacturing facility in 2013 after more than 60 years in Etobicoke. Soon after, rumours began to fly about a proposal to build 27 residential towers on the site – a rumour widely condemned by local residents. “I would like to see if we couldn’t get the government to agree to put a provincial interest on the Christie Brown site,” Holyday said post-byelection, during a phone interview with The Guardian from Queen’s Park. “I heard from people that they’re concerned at what might happen at that site. It’s certainly something that we as Etobicoke and the

City of Toronto had never planned for anything other than commerce and industry. So I’d like to see how much of that can be preserved and how much of it might be used for public purposes.” Also on Holyday’s agenda: continuing his fight against needless gover nment spending on behalf of the taxpayer. “From what I was hearing on people’s doorsteps, mainly they are upset with the management of the tax dollars – and I intend to have a say on that whenever the opportunity comes up,” he said. What issues would you like Doug Holyday to champion at Queen’s Park? Email etg@



Holyday celebrates his byelection win with supporters.

“Same time next year, Dave, same time next year!” Etobicoke residents turned out in droves Thursday afternoon to watch hometown hero David Bolland hoist the Stanley Cup over his head while parading through Mimico atop a vintage red fire truck. Just like his hordes of fans who showed up to Thursday’s parade in his honour, the newly acquired Toronto Maple Leafs centre is hoping his winning streak in Chicago – where he won two Stanley Cup championships as a Blackhawk – will continue next season when he dons blue and white. “It’s always great to put a Leafs jersey on. Growing up, every kid in Toronto has that Maple Leaf crest on their chest when they’re skating around or playing road hockey – you always had it on. So to put on an actual Leafs jersey as an actual player is pretty great,” Bolland, 27, told The Guardian recently. “So yeah, we want to go all the way, for sure. That’s what we’re here for. Bringing the Cup here to Toronto as a Maple Leaf would be pretty big.” Bolland – who scored the 2013 Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Blackhawks in June during a nail-biter against the Leafs’ bitter rivals, the Boston Bruins – was the toast of his hometown Thursday, as hundreds of fans both young and old turned out for the parade in his honour decked out in Leafs and Blackhawks jerseys. In addition to Bolland, the Leafs also acquired Mimico native David Clarkson from New Jersey last month. Everett James, who biked over to the parade from his nearby home wearing an ‘I (heart) Mimico’ T-shirt and trailing a giant Maple Leafs flag behind him, said he thinks Bolland and Clarkson’s leadership will help the Leafs turn the corner and put an

end to Toronto’s 46-year Stanley Cup dry spell. “Don Cherry told them to get more Ontario boys on the Maple Leafs and then we might win a few games, so someone was listening, right? I think they could go all the way,” James said, before making a prediction. “David Bolland: captain of the Maple Leafs.” After organizing Bolland’s Stanley Cup parade through Mimico in 2010, Etobicoke-

Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes said he was more than happy to do so once again for the player known affectionately as “The Rat.” A longtime Bolland family friend, Grimes said he couldn’t be prouder of him for scoring that Stanley Cup-winning goal, and for returning to his roots in Mimico to celebrate with Lord Stanley in tow.


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Above, Dave Bolland hoists the Stanley Cup at the Mimico parade Aug. 1 while below, dads and daughters wait for the NHL star to pass by.

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t’s a city tradition, rooted in agricultural beginnings, and it’s just around the corner. Starting Aug. 16 and running through Sept. 2, the Canadian National Exhibition takes over the lakefront at Exhibition Place. An annual event, it’s one that typically marks the end of the summer. Hard to believe it’s almost that time of year again. As issues of sustainability gain an increasing foothold in the public consciousness, it’s important large-scale events – including ones like the Ex, which generates $60 million in economic activity for Toronto – take a leadership role to reflect this change. The Ex proudly boasts the title of “greenest fair in North America.” According to event organizers, for the past three consecutive fairs, the CNE has been awarded Eco Logo certification – the first large-scale event in North America to achieve our view this designation. Much has changed since the fair began in 1879. Today its agriAgricultural cultural elements – which this opportunities year includes interactive features such as magic show Agri-Magic abound and farm tour AgVenture – are part of a much larger array of offerings. But while the range of features to the nearly 1.4 million expected to attend the fair has increased, its agricultural roots remain. But in the city, it’s not just events like the Ex where one can experience agriculture. Here in Toronto, it’s heartening to see a number of positive sustainability initiatives emerge around urban farming. There’s the Toronto Urban Farm, located at Jane Street and Steeles Avenue at Black Creek Pioneer Village, which opened last year. It’s a partnership between the city and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority that teaches youth and the community about urban organic farming. There’s the residential fruit-picking program Not Far From the Tree, which partners volunteer pickers with property owners who have trees ready for harvest. The yield is split between the property owner, the volunteers and a local social service agency. Tips on how to start a community garden are available on the city website. On a small scale, there are plenty of ways to improve your community through sustainability. Whether it’s by joining a community group in your neighbourhood or lending your time and expertise to a community garden, the opportunities are there.

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We’re now into daylight losing time Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings folks, but it’s now official: the days are getting shorter. Not the 24-hour days. They’re still 24 hours, last I checked. Not to worry. I was referring to the day’s part of days. The sunlight part. Sadly, they’re dwindling as we speak. Sorry to have to be the one to break it to you, but it’s better you heard it from me than a stranger. Not that daylight losing time should come as a surprise to anybody. The same thing happens every year at this time. You can set your watch to it. (Actually you set your watch to daylight saving time not daylight losing time but you know what I mean.) The point is: if we know the days always begin getting shorter at the very same time year after year, why does the transition always sneak up on us? That’s a good question

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY and one I’ve given a lot of thought lately and I believe I’ve come up with at least three contributing factors. The first is that the fading sunlight happens so gradually in its initial stages that it is barely perceptible to the naked eye. It’s such a subtle transformation that you feel it before you actually visibly process it. So you know is you feel differently, but you don’t know why exactly. The second is that with the growing fascination and dependency on technological devices in our daily lives, each year we tend to get more and more out of touch with the natural things around us. The third and the biggest factor, for my money, is the impact of global warming. Due to the balmier and

balmier weather, which seems to start earlier and earlier every year we’re all getting sucked into thinking it’s going be endlessly sunny all the time. Which brings us to the matter at hand. Though I too am well aware that fading sunlight is an inevitable occurrence as we inch our way toward the fall, it’s always a struggle for me to accept. That’s because, for me, sunlight and summer go hand in hand. And sunlight first thing on a summer morning sets the tone for the whole day. The earlier it’s out, the better, I say. Ditto for sunlight at the end of a summer day. The later it lasts the better, too. I get the same jolt from the joy of light still visible on the way home each day that I do on the way out first thing in the morning. The only difference is that in the morning sunlight energizes me and the

evening it revitalizes me. So what’s a fella to do as we move farther and farther away from sunlight when we wake up and sunlight when we go home and closer and closer to darkness when we wake up and darkness when we go home? Don’t sweat the same stuff, that’s what. Just keep taking things one step at a time, mindful that things will work out just like they always do. That’s because no matter how bleak things may look now, as sure as summer turns to fall, fall will turn to winter, winter will turn to spring and spring back to summer. In short, before you know it, once again, you’ll be able to see the sunlight at the end of the tunnel. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at


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Police crack down on e-bikes Toronto police have launched a month-long crackdown on the illegal use of motorized electronic bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes. Police are handing out tickets to e-bike users for improperly using infrastructure intended for regular bicycles. City bylaws do allow the vehicles to travel in bike lanes and park trails, but only if the bike’s motor is turned off. The fine for not doing so is $305. The crackdown will last until Saturday, Aug. 31. Distracted driver wsimulation

A web simulation from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) shows just how much distracted drivers miss when not paying attention to the road. Ta k i n g i n t o a c c o u n t weather and road conditions, the simulation allows users to see the dangers caused by distracted driving. Replying to a text message while driving on a busy road-

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT way during a rainstorm, for example, could mean traveling through five intersections and past 200 pedestrians – all while distracted. To try the simulation, part of an ongoing campaign by the CAA, Toronto police and the OPP, visit responds to TRBOT column wCouncillor

The TTC chair hit back at a newspaper editorial decrying political interference in transit planning. Posting on her personal blog, Councillor Karen Stintz took a recent Toronto Star column by Toronto Region Board of Trade CEO Carol Wilding to task, insisting politicians should make the final decision on the fate of a transit project, and not Metrolinx, to keep the best interests of taxpayers in mind.

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“Metrolinx continues to ask the city for input because it (the city) understands that building political consensus is paramount for better taxpayer investment into public transit,” Stintz wrote. trail coming to waterfront wNew

Waterfront Toronto is set to open an extension of the Martin Goodman Trail. The latest addition to the 56-kilometre path running parallel to Lake Shore Boulevard is between Yonge and Lower Jarvis streets. According to Waterfront Toronto, the trail addition is intended to complement a newly opened sidewalk in the area and provide a safe passage for cyclists and pedestrians. The addition was ready by the end of July. Visit Rahul Gupta is the Guardian’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT


Newcomer artists can apply for grant If you’re a recent new immigrant and a professional artist, you can apply for a $10,000 grant being offered by the Neighbourhood Arts Network and TELUS. Administered by the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Toronto Arts Foundation, this prize is specifically geared for an individual artist who is a newcomer to Canada and making a positive impact in their community through their artistic practice. You must be a Neighbourhood Arts Network member to apply. Deadline is Sept. 10. Visit A different perspecon art wtive

There’s a new art show to check out at the Etobicoke Civic Centre titled ‘From Our Perspective,’ on now until Sept. 4. The exhibit features various forms of art by members of community-based art studio Creative Village Studios. To view the exhibit, visit the art gallery at 399 The West

Mall. Admission is free. For details, email eccartgallery@ or call 416-3948628.

In its 11th year, the night of dancing features music from the ’50s and ’60s, Motown, British Invasion, ’70s Rock ‘n’ Roll and retro ’80s. The evening runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Brawley is at 1184 The Queensway. Call 416-251-0288.

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Star Potential Studios, at 60 Six Point Rd., is running a children’s musical theatre camp for kids seven to 14. The camp runs from Aug. 12 to 23, costs $393 for two weeks and features singing, dancing and acting as well as creating and performing in an original musical comedy production and their own original short film. Call 416-354-2479. dance night at The Brawley wOldies

The Brawley Restaurant and Bar, formally known a s Ho l l y w o o d o n T h e Queensway, continues its Saturday night tradition of dancing to the oldies featuring DJ Wayne.

If you’re an artist or group of artists between the ages of 18 and 29, you could win one of two $5,000 prizes in a call for submissions. ArtReach Toronto, City of Toronto Cultural Services, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Grassroots Youth Collaborative are asking applicants to show how a $5000.00 investment in their art project will help them meet a need or address an issue in their community. Email contest@ or call Kate at 647-498-8525. Georgia Balogiannis is the Guardian’s news editor. Her column runs every second Tuesday. Email gbalogiannis@


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Backpacks filled with school supplies help brighten kids’ days TAMARA SHEPHARD



onique D’Sa lives daily her compassion for children living in Etobicoke

shelters. In 2007, the Royal York South woman started with a modest goal: fill 20 backpacks with much-needed school supplies for children living with their moms at Women’s Habitat, a Mimico shelter where she had volunteered for five years. Friends’ generous responses to her email blast seeking donations compelled the mother of three to launch The Backpacks 101 project. “Making days brighter with backpacks for kids who need a little sunshine,” reads the message on her website,, Donors may drop off new school supply items year-round at Muzart at 225 The East Mall, north of Dundas Street West (summer hours: Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. during business hours, Wednesdays or Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m.) or at 3 Cardigan Rd. at Islington Avenue, south of Bloor Street West. Since its launch, the project has donated hundreds of backpacks brimming with school supplies to children and youth living at Women’s Habitat, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, as well as

Make a donation of new school supplies. Having a play date or party? Ask each child to pick out an item for the backpacks or make a goal to collect 10 packs of markers. Match your child’s donation. Make a goal to find the most ecofriendly supplies.

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Monique D’Sa and her children Ethan, left, Justin and Emma get set to load up 100 backpacks with school supplies for children living in women’s shelters in Etobicoke.

youth enrolled in Youth Without Shelter’s Stay in School program. Her website lists the backpacks’ 25 school supply items ranked according to need, as well as the names of individual and business donors and also includes a blog. By Aug. 10, D’Sa hopes to fill 100 backpacks to overflowing. D’Sa’s children excitedly get in on the action. D’Sa yells “Delivery!” to her children Ethan, 11, Emma, 9, and Justin, 6, whenever w USB flash drives donors drop off items on w lanyards for USB sticks the family’s front porch. w scientific calculators Her kids help organize the w combination locks donated items, then cart w geometry sets them by wagon with their w permanent markers mom down the street to a donated storage container. w Duo Tangs “Teaching my children w white out is one of the reasons I do w pencil cases it,” she said. “You teach w highlighters them to share their time, that donating is sharing. I really like the idea of shar-


Sometimes we forget people next door who need our help. – Monique D’Sa

ing within my own community. Sometimes we forget people next door who need our help. “Helping with the backpacks is ingrained in my kids now.” Every summer, D’Sa hits American retail giant Target while visiting her mother in Florida. Recently, her mom donated a load of Target-discounted scissors and paper to this year’s backpacks. Donors are generous, D’Sa said. Again this year, Scotiabank is making a financial donation. British Columbia entrepreneur Annette Yang has donated hundreds of her uniquely designed stainless steel water bottles. Last year, generous donors,

which included a company drive by Polk Canada, resulted in extra backpacks given to children at The Jean Tweed Centre, which aids women with substance abuse and addiction issues. Recipient shelters remain grateful for the annual backpack donation. “A lot of people who leave home to come to a shelter leave in a hurry and come with nothing,” said Ursula Krubnik, community relations coordinator with Women’s Habitat. “School supplies are very expensive. The backpacks are such a nice surprise for the kids. Especially coming before September, when mom and their kids are worrying about how they’ll buy this or that for school. Monique takes care of the problem.” Youth Without Shelter executive director Wendy Horton agreed. “The backpacks provide assis-

tance to both our youth and the organization since our resources are limited,” Horton said. “That’s one thing we don’t need to worry about. Our youth will be wellequipped for the next year of school.” This summer, D’Sa is extending her Backpacks 101 charitable philosophy and philanthropy to Habitat for Humanity Toronto 2013 Women Build project. Women Build is seeking 1,000 women builders to donate $500 each and help build six homes in the Dixon Road-Kipling Avenue area Sept. 18 to 28 to break the cycle of poverty for more than 35 men, women and children in need. Again, D’Sa sent an email to family and friends asking for their support. She started a Backpacks’ team of five women. “The Women Build project shares the same philosophy as Backpacks 101 — helping people in our own community. If each person does a little, big things can happen.” D’Sa said.


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Gunshot victim not co-operating with police ANDREW PALAMARCHUK A young man who was shot in the thigh in Etobicoke on Thursday, isn’t co-operating with investigators, police say. Police were called to the

area of 275 Albion Rd. at 7:05 p.m. The victim, about 19 years old, was conscious and breathing when taken to hospital. “He’s uncooperative,” Const. Victor Kwong said. “Three to five men (were) seen

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Drugs, cash seized from condo Police seized more than $2 million in drugs and cash, following an initial investigation into a break-and-enter in south Etobicoke. Officers from 22 Division were called to a condo in the Legion Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West area Monday, July 29 at around 1:40 a.m. to investigate a break-and-enter in progress. Once on the scene, it is

alleged police located two large safes that had been stolen from a condo, and that inside the safes officers found $1.2 million in cash. Following further investigation, police executed four search warrants Tuesday, July 30 at homes and vehicles in Toronto, where it is alleged police seized a quantity of cocaine and Oxycontin pills, valued at $340,000, plus

an additional $800,000 in Canadian currency. On Tuesday, July 30, police arrested two men and one woman in connection with the investigation. Nada Alibegovic, 56, Sani Alibegovic, 30, and Michael Trought, 45, have been charged.


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it's happening ◗ Thursday, Aug. 8

Chair Yoga for Older Adults WHEN: noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: COST: $40 for eight weeks Gentle chair yoga for older adults followed by nutritional snack. Must be a member of the Centre. Register in the office. The organization also offers mat yoga for older adults, which goes from 1 to 2 p.m. and costs $50 for eight weeks. New Beginnings Support Group WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Transfiguation Of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Dr. CONTACT: Paula, 416-912-8314 A faith-based support group for divorced, separated, or widowed people. A problem shared is a problem halfed. Sherway Gardens’ Gallery in the Garden: Timeless Stories WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall CONTACT: Sherway Gardens, 416621-1070, www.sherwaygardens. com COST: Free Sherway Gardens current Gallery in the Garden exhibit presents a series of oil paintings by Toronto artist Rita-Anne Piquet depicting the architecture within the landscape of Montreal and Pennsylvania. The exhibit is on display until Aug. 17 in the corridor at Door 3.

◗ Saturday, Aug. 10

Silent Auction and Barbecue WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 286, 11 Irwin Rd. CONTACT: Branch Manager, 416-741-5660 COST: $10 Come out and see what you can bid on. Hamburger or sausage included in price of ticket.

◗ Tuesday, Aug. 13

Stonegate Farmers’ Market - Annual Corn Roast WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stone-

looking ahead ◗ Wednesday, Aug. 21

Sidewalk Chalk Party! WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave CONTACT: James Murchison, 416-394-5120 COST: Free Soak up the sun while using sidewalk chalk to decorate the concrete in front of Richview Library. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain. No registration required.

CHECK OUT OUR complete online community calendar by visiting Read weeks of listings from your neighbourhood as well as events from across Toronto. gate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070 Like a backyard barbeque for the whole neighbourhood.

◗ Wednesday, Aug. 14

Ready, Set, GO! WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210 Join us for an afternoon of games.

◗ Friday, Aug. 16

Drop-in Summer Storytime WHEN: 11 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210 Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers

◗ Saturday, Aug. 17

Quintessential Belly Dance WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd., North CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247 Dancer Evyenia Karmi will be offering a glimpse into the exotic world of belly dance with a free one hour instruc-

“My first car was a convertible, and I’ve had the top down ever since.”

tional seminar. Bingo WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Horner Ave Senior Centre, 320 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Penny DeCarlo, 416 -946001 COST: Free every other Saturday drop in for bingo. There is a small fee for boards and after it’s coffee and snacks.

◗ Monday, Aug. 19

Breakfast Book Club 55+ WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-2313431 for details COST: $2 per day (includes a light breakfast) Join a group of avid readers for a morning that includes a light breakfast and some literary fun. Register one week prior to program start date. Membership to the Islington Seniors’ Centre is required to participate in this program.

Etobicoke MS Self-help Group WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Royal York/Lawrence area CONTACT: Lynn Laccohee, 416-967-3032 COST: Free Men and women with multiple sclerosis get together for support, encouragement and information. Meeting location will be provided after registration. Looking for New Singers! - The Harmony Singers WHEN: 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. WHERE: Martin Grove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd. CONTACT: Harvey Patterson, 416-239-5821, www. COST: Membership fees applicable The Harmony Singers, a three-part women’s chorus that has been performing in the community since 1965, has a few openings for new members, especially second sopranos and altos.

◗ Tuesday, Aug. 20

Stonegate Farmers’ Market - Travelling Critters WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070 COST: Free Fruits, veggies, bread, honey, 12 different animals… What?! Stonegate Farmers’ Market will get a visit from the Travelling Critters.

Flavors of Ukraine: Ukraine’s 22nd Independence Day WHEN: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd. CONTACT: Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Toronto Branch, 416-3234772, COST: Free Come celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence in Centennial Park. Highlights include live performances, soccer tournament, games, market, food vendors and an evening dance with live bands.

◗ Saturday, Aug. 24

Tatting Drop-In WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Long Branch Public Library, 3500 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: www. COST: Free Tatting is the art of making lace by knotting thread. It can be used to create jewelry, decorations, edgings, bookmarks and more. Everyone is welcome - whether new to tatting or more experienced tatters.

◗ Tuesday, Aug. 27

Stonegate Farmers’ Market Healthy Cooking Demonstration WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070, julia. COST: Free More great tips and recipes.

◗ Wednesday, Aug. 21

Garden to Table - Cooking with Herbs and Vegetables WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Community Health Centre, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416231-7070, ext. 307 to register, julia. COST: Free Join Stonegate CHC dietitian for a free workshop on cooking with the produce from your garden. Learn easy and healthy recipes to get the most out of your harvest.

◗ Saturday, Aug. 24

get listed! The Etobicoke Guardian wants your community listings. Whether it’s a church knitting group or a music night or a non-profit group’s program for kids, The Guardian wants to know about it so others can attend. Sign up online at to submit your events (click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page).





TUESDAY, AUG. 6 ◗ Rookie Ball - 2 - Pet Value Islington/Rexdale vs. Rookie Ball - 3 - Shoppers Drug Mart Rex/ Kipling (Summerlea Park, 2 Arcot Blvd., 6:30 p.m.)

The Scarborough Stingers’ Kyle Gilmor puts an Etobicoke Rangers’ Adam Siddiq out at first during Toronto Baseball Association mosquito division play Thursday evening in Neilson Park. Scarborough went on to win the game 10-9.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 ◗ Rookie Ball - 5 - Newediuk Funeral Homes vs. Rookie Ball - 1 - Strider (Summerlea Park, 2 Arcot Blvd., 6:30 p.m.) MOSQUITO

TUESDAY, AUG. 6 ◗Rexdale - 2 - Newediuk Funeral Homes vs. Weston-2 (Rexlington Park, 70 Bergamot Ave., 6:30 p.m.)


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 ◗ Rexdale - 2 - Newediuk Funeral Homes vs. Rexdale - 1 - PharmaSave (Rexlington Park, 70 Bergamot Ave., 6:30 p.m.)

UPCOMING GAME Athletics vs. Blue Jays in Martingrove Baseball action at Lloyd McConnie park on Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Weston-1 vs. Rexdale - 1 - PharmaSave (Rexlington Park, 70 Bergamot Ave., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Rexdale - 2 - Newediuk Funeral Homes vs. Weston-2 (Pelmo Park, 171 Pellatt Ave., 7 p.m.) MONDAY, AUG. 12 ◗ Martingrove-Orioles vs. Rexdale - 1 PharmaSave (Rexlington Park, 70 Bergamot Ave., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Rexdale - 2 - Newediuk Funeral Homes vs. Martingrove-White Sox (Silvercreek Park, 44 Strathdee Dr., 6:30 p.m.) PEEWEE

TUESDAY, AUG. 6 ◗ Rexdale - 2 - Knights of Columbus vs. Rexdale - 1 - BB Bedding (Rexdale Park, 143 Elmhurst Dr., 6:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Rexdale - 2 - Knights of Columbus vs. Weston-2 (Rexdale Park, 143 Elmhurst Dr., 6:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, AUG. 9 ◗ Rexdale - 1 - BB Bedding vs. Weston-1 (Weston Lions Park, 2125 Lawrence Ave. W., 6:30 p.m.)


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 ◗ Martingrove 1 vs. Weston 2 (Sunnydale Park, 50 Amoro Dr., 6:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, AUG. 9 ◗ Rexdale - 3 - Canada Jays vs. Weston 1 (Sentinel Park, 315 Sentinel Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Rexdale - 2 - ProTeach vs. Weston 2 (Sentinel Park, 315 Sentinel Rd., 8:30 p.m.) MARTINGROVE BASEBALL

◗ Rays vs. Cardinals (Martingrove Gardens West, 6:15 p.m.) THURSDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Cardinals vs. White Sox (Richview Park, 59 Clement Rd., 6:15 p.m.) MONDAY, AUG. 12 ◗ White Sox vs. Mets (Martingrove Gardens West, 6:15 p.m.) ◗ Cardinals vs. Philies (Richview Park, 59 Clement Rd., 6:15 p.m.) MOSQUITO


THURSDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Team 1 vs. Team 4 (Rosethorn North Park, 26 Remington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Team 8 vs. Team 6 (Rosethorn South Park, 26 Remington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Team 3 vs. Team 7 (St. Georges Park, 70 Princess Anne Cres., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Team 2 vs. Team 5 (West Glen Park, 35 Glen Long Ave., 6:30 p.m.) ROOKIE


TUESDAY, AUG. 6 ◗ Orioles vs. Athletics (Silvercreek East, 44 Strathdee Dr., 6:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Red Sox vs. White Sox (Silvercreek East, 44 Strathdee Dr., 6:30 p.m.) MONDAY, AUG. 12 ◗ Orioles vs. Rexdale (Rexlington Park, 70 Bergamot Ave., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Rexdale 2 vs. White Sox (Silvercreek East,

At Tapestry Retirement Communities, we believe in the individual. So we structure all our programs to help you continue enjoying the activities that define who you are. Whether it’s an interest in convertibles, playing golf or staying physically and mentally fit. Call us today and see what kind of individualized programs we can offer to help keep your body, mind and spirit healthy, vibrant and young at heart. James Tower likes the wind in his hair

44 Strathdee Dr., 6:30 p.m.) PEEWEE

TUESDAY, AUG. 6 ◗ Orioles vs. Red Sox (Lloyd McConnie, 31 Lavington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Weston 2 vs. Blue Jays (Lloyd McConnie, 31 Lavington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Athletics vs. Weston 1 (Weston Lions Ball Park, 2125 Lawrence Ave, W., 7 p.m.) MONDAY, AUG. 12 ◗ Athletics vs. Blue Jays (Lloyd McConnie, 31 Lavington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) BANTAM

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 ◗ Martingrove vs. Weston 2 (Sunnydale Park, 50 Amoro Dr., 6:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, AUG. 9 ◗ Rexdale 3 vs. Weston 1 (Sentinel Park, 315 Sentinel Rd., 6:30 p.m.)

◗ Rexdale 2 vs. Weston 2 (Sentinel Park, 315 Sentinel Rd., 6:30 p.m.) TORONTO BASEBALL ASSOCIATION PEEWEE

TUESDAY, AUG. 6 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. Leaside Leafs (Millwood Park, 8:30 p.m.) MINOR PEEWEE

THURSDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. Scarborough Stingers (Neilson Park, 7 p.m.)

◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 7:30 p.m.) SUNDAY, AUG. 11 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. East York Bulldogs (Stan Wadlow Park, 373 Cedarvale Ave., 7 p.m.) MOSQUITO

SUNDAY, AUG. 11 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. East York Bulldogs (Stan Wadlow Park, 373 Cedarvale Ave., 6 p.m.)


THURSDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. Scarborough Stingers (Neilson Park, 7:30 p.m.) SUNDAY, AUG. 11 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. West Toronto Wildcats (High Park, 4 p.m.) MINOR BANTAM

SPORTS SCHEDULE For the complete schedule, visit etobicoketorontoon-sports

FRIDAY, AUG. 9 Tapestry at Village Gate West 15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto ON (Dundas St. West, one block east of Dunbloor Rd.)


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Mardi Gras fun in Etobicoke

Staff photos/ADAM DIETRICH

LONG WEEKEND CELEBRATION: Top left, Mike Gole of BBQ Alley prepares jerk pork during the Lakeshore Mardi Gras at Colonel Samuel Smith Park on Saturday. The event took place over the August long weekend. Above, Neil Carson of the band Xprime performs. Right, Andrew Leonard has some cotton candy. Left, Gab Sid receives his game prize.

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Sale ends Sunday, August 11th, 2013 or while quantities last. Bulbs extra. May not be available in all stores.


(416) 236-3611


4242 Dundas St. West

HOURS: MON-WED, SAT: 9:30 - 6pm

Save 30%


SUN: 12 pm - 5 pm

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