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Lindsay Luby holiday workshop interested in serving as interim mayor DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com If Mayor Rob Ford is finally removed from office early next year, there’s no shortage of councillors considering running for mayor in a byelection. Etobicoke Centre Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby is not one of those. The long-serving councillor from Ward 4 is interested in taking the top job for the next two years – but she said it makes more sense for council to pass on spending the $7 million it would cost to hold a city-wide byelection and simply appoint a caretaker mayor until the 2014 election. And Lindsay Luby told Toronto Community News that she would be interested in serving as that interim. “I think I’m very qualified to do it,” said Lindsay Luby, who last term was the deputy speaker of council and has served as chair of the Toronto Police Services Board among other positions through her career. “With all my years in municipal government and all the positions I had, I think people have found me last term to be very fair in the way that I chaired council meetings. I never heard anybody complain.” Lindsay Luby said she hasn’t yet lobbied her colleagues on the plan. “I think everybody is still spinning from all of the news that we keep getting, and sometimes the people that come out too early are not necessarily the ones you want.” But she said she believed she is well-placed to finish off the mandate >>>ETOBICOKE, page 18

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finishing touch: Brothers Oliver, left, and Owen, give their full attention to their gingerbread house building at a workshop held at Montgomery’s Inn over the weekend.

Seniors help bring history to life for teens Silverthorn Collegiate students get history lesson from Wesburn Manor seniors CYNTHIA REASON creason@hotmail.com Students from Silverthorn Collegiate Institute cast aside their history books this week to learn about early 20th century Canada from the people who know it best – local seniors who lived through it. About 30 of Mitchell Bubulj’s Grade 10 history students paired up with senior residents at Wesburn

Manor last Wednesday to talk about what it was like to grow up in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. “Our aim is for our students to learn about their interviewee as a person, especially how he or she was as a teenager and also to understand the historical time period,” said Bubulj, noting he’s been running this program with his students for about seven years now. “We’ve always found this to be a valuable

experience since in many ways the youth and the seniors have much in common.” Armed with their lists of questions, Hiba Haider and Aladdin Amira, both 15, were matched up with Elaine Cramp, a lively 91-yearold who regaled the teens with stories of The Great Depression and the Second World War – two of the historical events the students are currently studying in class.

Born in White River, Ont., in May 1921, Cramp was a young girl when the Depression spread to Canada in 1929. Still, she remembers in vivid detail the hardships her family endured simply to survive. “During the Depression, for food, we had to have coupons because we were only allowed so much. You couldn’t just go to the store and buy things like you can today – every >>>SENIORS, page 10

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celebrating the season: Clockwise from top right: Isaiah passes the time looking at his blinking red nose as he, and hundreds of others, await Santa's arrival during the Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade on Saturday; Parade grand marshals and Etobicoke Olympians, trampolinist Jason Burnett and gymnast Anastasiya Muntyanu, ride along the parade route; Participants in the Saturday's event ham it up for the crowd as they walk alongside their float and the man everyone was waiting for: Santa Claus. The big elf made his appearance, along with his reindeer, to the delight of the hundreds in the crowd. For more photos from the event check out our online photo gallery at www.insidetoronto.com/photogallery/1376809/

Etobicoke officer named T.O.’s top crime prevention cop CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com A north Etobicoke police officer was named Toronto’s Crime Prevention Officer of the Year last week. Const. Ryan Willmer, 23 Division’s crime prevention officer, said he was “shocked” by the honour, awarded to him by the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto (CPAT) last Wednesday, after a monthlong online campaign saw him draw the most support.

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“For me, I don’t do it to be recognized. I do it because I like doing it and it’s part of my job,” he said. “What I love about my job is that every day I meet someone new and make a new contact. Working with the high schools, meeting kids I getting them to realize that as police, we’re here to help them...It’s a good feeling knowing that the message I’m trying to get out is actually reaching the community and that they’re actually appreciating it.”

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Const. Ryan Willmer has been named Crime Prevention Officer of the Year.

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that strives to prevent crime through “mobilization, education and support.” To celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, CPAT opted to recognize Willmer and his fellow crime prevention police colleagues across the city “for the work they do in the community, dedication to the job and the impacts they have made on the City of Toronto.” In addition to outreach work, Willmer’s duties also include running the station’s

social media accounts, doing safety presentations with youth groups and businesses, and managing 23 Division’s more than 20-volunteer strong auxiliary officer program. It was one of Willmer’s auxiliary sergeants, in fact, who headed up the campaign to get him voted CPAT’s Crime Prevention Officer of the Year. “Ryan’s instrumental in putting initiatives into place, making sure that safety’s an issue, but also making it so

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Appointment, not election, best course of action: reader To the editor: Re: ‘Council needs to re-set priorities,’ Editorial, Nov. 29. Your editorial is insightful. Council should make an appointment and it should be an experienced councillor who will follow the agenda of Mayor Rob Ford. He was elected by a good majority of the voters and they deserve to have their wishes honoured. Spending $7 million on an election should not be considered. If the left votes for this course, it will be further proof they only care about trying to get back into power and continue with their lack of respect for the city taxpayers.

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hat must Toronto’s civic leaders accomplish as they shape the 2013 capital and operating budgets for the city? A number of things – and they form a balancing act between delivery of services and exhibiting fiscal responsibility. Budgets are complex documents and when discussions opened last week, it has already led to some heated disagreements on the floor of an already-polarized city council. But balance is in order and we offer the following suggestions to help guide the process: • Councillors must continue to engage with their constituents on what are priorities in their respective commu- our view nities. This is true whether the issue is sports arena fees, com- Have your munity policing or support for a say about festival. Local representation is the essence of the system that’s the budget in place. Our communities and neighbourhoods are the city’s building blocks. But they are unique and those wardlevel exchanges need to be taking place. • On the council floor there must be acknowledgement and careful consideration of all revenue tools, including property tax. While a sharp eye on expenditures is expected, it’s not realistic to dedicate oneself to one side of the ledger when trying to balance a budget. As impressive a feat as reducing expenditures in last year’s budget was, it’s not a sustainable practice for Toronto council. Tax increases are never popular (the budget currently proposes a modest 1.95 per cent jump) but they are among a limited set of tools available when one searches for solutions for revenue. • Finally, there must be a sense of direction for Toronto from the budget. Once approved, the budget must demonstrate progress toward getting the city back on sustainable footing financially. The days of relying on provincial bailouts are gone. The previous year’s budget was a positive step forward. This upcoming budget must continue on that path. Budgets are a balancing act. It’s about identifying priorities and delivering cost-effective services. Unfortunately, it’s also about understanding that we can’t afford everything we may want in this city – especially if we are unwilling to pay for it. Next week, public hearings are scheduled on the budget. We encourage you to make it out to Toronto City Hall to offer your input or to contact your local councillor. The executive committee and council will approve the final budget in January. newsroom

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dds are that should the time come that council has a choice on what to do about a vacant mayor’s office, they’ll choose to hold a byelection. Certainly, that’s what councillors who have been asked about it have said. And certainly Mayor Rob Ford, facing eviction from office, has said he’d be happy to put his name forward in one. But as the past two years have shown us, anything can happen with this council. And with a price tag of $7 million, it’s by no means a certainty that a majority of councillors will vote to spend that money on a byelection and not to bolster some cash-starved programs in the 2013 operating budget. As tempting as saving cash with an appointment might be, councillors should resist. Even if Mayor Ford’s personal behaviour wasn’t precipitating the event, at this point the city can only benefit from a quick and official consultation with the voters. In 2010, Ford was elected

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with a powerful mandate, from an electorate who in the main were interested in a more conservative approach to municipal government. They believed Ford when as a long-serving city councillor he said the city government was bloated with what he called gravy, and they voted for him on the assumption that he would be able to extract that gravy without meaningfully affecting services. Particularly in Scarborough, they accepted Ford’s assurance that he would be able to build a subway using private sector money. They understood that his slogan Respect for Taxpayers meant that when elected mayor, he would show respect for all taxpayers. What Toronto got was something very different. Mayor Ford appears to

have been wrong about the gravy; there’s not very much at all as it turns out. He couldn’t deliver a subway without significant public investment and the support of council, and both of those were absent. As for respecting taxpayers, even disregarding the mayor’s behaviour surrounding football, it’s hard to forget the 24-hour standoff between the executive committee and the public when the administration brought forward its core services review or the ugly red-baiting that the administration tolerated in its supporters. Torontonians voted, then, for an agenda that turned out to be chimeric. And an appointment of an interim mayor that either attempts to continue that imaginary agenda, or one from the left that repudiates it, would amount to a rejection of the popular will of Toronto voters. A byelection, as costly as it is, is essential for the short and long-term health of this city. If Torontonians want to continue with some measure of the Fords’ conserva-

tive agenda at city hall as they supported, they ought to have the opportunity to say so. If they want to change direction mid-term, having lost their taste for it in the past two years, they ought to be able to say that too. Two years into the term, it may or may not be time for a new mayor. But it’s past time for a new mandate. n David Nickle is The Guardian’s City Hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at dnickle@insidetoronto.com

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Police seek families of kids approached by man in mall Police in Etobicoke are trying to locate the families of three children they allege were approached by a man at Sherway Gardens last month. According to police, the accused – who has since been arrested and charged in connection with the altercations – allegedly approached and began speaking with two boys at the busy south Etobicoke shopping mall on Sunday, Nov. 11. The parents of the boys intervened, taking hold of

their children and calling security. Police allege the accused then moved on to another store at Sherway, at which point he attempted to grab a girl by the arm. Again, the girl’s mother intervened, and picked her up. The accused then fled the mall. Police arrested the man on Friday, Nov. 30. Stephan Gryka, 53, of Toronto was arrested and charged with: mischief interfere with property.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, Dec. 1. Police are now requesting the public’s assistance in locating the three victims and their parents, who left the mall prior to the police’s arrival on Nov. 11. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Men swarmed at knife-point Two men – aged 22 and 27 – were swarmed at knifepoint in the area of Kipling and Finch West avenues on Saturday. According to police, five to eight male suspects approached the victims at around 10:20 p.m. One of the suspects pulled a knife and demanded the victims’ property. A struggle ensued and the suspects stole an iPhone from one of the victims and fled the scene. The suspects are described as follows: the first is aged 20 to 30, 6’3”, with a thin build; the second is black, aged 20 to 30, 5’8”, with short, curly black hair, and a thin build; the third is black, aged 20 to 30, 5’9”, with a heavy build; the remaining suspects were black, aged 20 to 30.

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Police are seeking four male suspects in connection with the armed swarming of two male teens near Kipling Avenue and Panorama Court on Friday. According to police, the victims – aged 14 and 19 – were approached by the suspects at around 10:30 p.m. One of the suspects pulled a handgun on the teens and demanded the 14-year-old’s personal belongings. The suspect then grabbed his cellular phone, while a second suspect punched the 19-yearold. The suspects then fled the scene. The suspects are described as follows: the first is white, aged 17 to 19 years, 5’11”, with a medium build, and short straight black hair; the second is Asian, aged 16, 5’8”, with a thin build; the third is black, aged 20 to 25 years, 5’11”; the fourth is black, aged 20 to 25, 5’10”, with a medium build.

IN BRIEF n Boy, 17, robbed

A 17-year-old boy suffered minor injuries during an armed swarming near Eglinton and Kipling avenues on Friday. According to police, six male suspects – one armed with a handgun – approached the victim at around 9:45 p.m. One of the suspects pointed the gun at the victim, while the other suspects punched and kicked him. The suspects then removed the victim’s cell phone and fled the scene. The suspects are described as follows: the first is white, 5’8”, with a medium build; the second is 5’5”, with a medium build. No descriptions were available for the others.

n Gun pointed at head

A 20-year-old man had a gun pointed at his head during an armed swarming near Tamarisk and Kiskadee drives last Thursday. According to police, six male suspects – one armed with a handgun – approached the victim from behind at around 11:30 a.m. The armed suspect pointed the handgun at the victim’s head, while another suspect slapped him about the face and threatened him. The suspects then stole the victim’s cellphone and cash and fled the scene. The suspects are described as follows: the first is black, aged 27 to 32, 5’10”, 160 pounds; the second is black, aged 27 to 32, 6’2”, 165 pounds; the remaining four suspects are described simply as black.

n Woman, 23, punched

A 23-year-old woman suffered minor injuries

after being punched during a mugging near Amaron and Benstrow avenues last We d n e s d a y. Ac c o rd i n g to police, a male suspect approached the victim from behind at around 7:40 p.m., struck up a conversation with her, and then demanded her property. The woman refused and a struggle ensued. The suspect then punched her in the neck and fled the scene empty-handed. The suspect is described as aged 24 and 5’9” tall.

n Four suspects sought

Four male suspects are being sought by police in connection with the swarming of two men near Martin Grove Road and Silverstone Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 27. According to police, the victims – aged 24 and 25 – were walking in the area at around 8:20 p.m. when the suspects approached them from behind and struck them, knocking them to the ground. When one of the victims tried to get up, he was punched in the face. The suspects then demanded the victims’ wallets and cellular phones, and the victims complied. All four suspects then fled the scene southeast towards Mount Olive Drive. One of the victims sustained minor injuries. The suspects are described as follows: the first is black, aged 20-25 years, 5’10”; the remaining three suspects are black, aged 20-25 years, and 5’10”-5’11”. n Anyone with any information about the above crimes is urged to call Toronto Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416222-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Firefighters learn new ways to battle the blaze Donation of $10,000 helps build new training structure CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com More than 2,800 local firefighters will receive live fire training at Toronto Fire Services’ Martin Grove Road training command thanks in large part to a $10,000 donation from Enbridge Pipelines Inc. The funds, donated through the Enbridge Safe Community Program, are being used to help construct a 900-square foot bungalow training structure at the Etobicoke-based training division – complete with steel roof and two layers of fire-rated drywall. Within that building, firefighters from across the city will learn first-hand how to safely practise new and innovative firefighting tactics with live fire scenarios. “The training structure will give firefighters the opportunity to simulate emergency

situations and practise new tactics before facing a real fire,” said Enbridge’s senior advisor on community relations, Ken Hall. The Enbridge Safe Community Program provides financial support to first responders and safetydriven organizations so they can acquire new equipment, obtain professional training or deliver educational programs. According to Toronto fire Capt. Bill Brown, the new training facility funded by Enbridge will be used primarily to instruct firefighters in the practice of positive pressure tactics – which, in a very simplified way, can be likened to blowing at the candles on a birthday cake, he said. Except instead of a simple candle, the flames in question are engulfing a building, and instead of your mouth, a very

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Toronto fire Chief Jim Sales (left) and Capt. Bill Brown (right) receive a cheque for $10,000 from Enbridge representative Keri Lee (centre). The funds, donated through Enbridge Safe Communities Program, will be used to help construct a new, live fire training building at Toronto fire's Martin Grove Road training division in Etobicoke.

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practice has been around for about 25 years, there’s been a reluctance to adopt it, because many people view fanning the flames as feeding into the fire and making it worse. But what it actually does in the case of fighting fires is it pushes all the harmful gases out of the burning building, he explained. “So from the outside of a burning building, it may look like you’ve made the fire worse, because when all that combustible gas gets outside it lights up and looks like a blow torch coming out, but what it really means is we’re getting at the fire inside much quicker, and we’re getting to the victims

inside quicker,” he said. “That’s the whole idea.” Once at the scene of the fire, firefighters utilizing positive pressure tactics will first work to open up exhaust openings in the blazing building by opening up windows. Then, they’ll place a “very large” positive pressure fan at the front door. As soon as the fans are going, the firefighters look for a couple of different things: if the smoke is still coming out of the gaps left in the doorway around the fan, they’ll know they need to open up more exhaust windows. But if the smoke is blowing inwards, enough exhaust openings

have been made and it’s safe to enter. “What it does is it (pushes all the smoke and combustible gases out) and gives us much more visibility inside the building sooner so that we can find victims. It allows us to walk in and walk to the fire instead of having to crawl in on hands and knees and search around,” Brown explained. “The other thing is, our past practice has been to go in to fires and spray water, but if there’s anyone in there when we spray the water, what we’ve done is turn them into a lobster because of the steam created...so this way, it’s more survivability for people inside and there’s less exposure for firefighters to the chemicals through skin absorption.” For every 18 degree F drop in the temperature of a burning building being fanned through positive pressure tactics, Brown said there’s a 50 per cent reduction in the combustible gases within. Mandatory positive pressure tactic training will begin at the new Etobicoke training building early next year – and while it’s a method that can’t be used in every instance of fire, Brown said he hopes it’ll go a long way towards protecting his men and women in the field. “I’m getting tired of our guys going down from cancer. I’ve been around a long time and it’s getting worse,” he said, noting the death of veteran Etobicoke firefighter Randy Burch last month from workrelated brain cancer.

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Etobicoke trustee re-elected chair of Catholic school board Ann Andrachuk serving third term as chair Ann Andrachuk was elected to a third term as chair of Toronto’s Catholic school board. The Etobicoke trustee was re-elected to the post by her peers at last Thursday’s annual Toronto Catholic D i s t r i c t S c h o o l B o a rd (TCDSB) caucus meeting. Du r i n g t h e m e e t i n g , Andrachuk highlighted the positive changes that have taken place over the past year with governance, partnerships with various levels of government and student success. As chair of the largest publicly funded Catholic school board in the world, she pointed to the need for further relationship building with parishes and other partners in Catholic education. “The key to building a better future is to look at challenges in new ways,” she said. “My motivation for con-

tinuing in this capacity is seeing the success of our staff and students. I look forward to working with my colleagues to develop a comprehensive vision that will keep us moving forward for the next decade.” North York Trustee Sal Piccininni was elected to a second term as vice-chair of the board. Other appointments included: ■ Scarborough Trustee Nancy Crawford and Etobicoke Trustee Peter Jakovcic to the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee ■ Toronto Trustee Barbara Poplawski (chair) and North York Trustee Patrizia Bottoni (vice-chair) to the Student Ac h i e ve m e n t a n d We l l Being, Catholic Education and Human Resources Committee ■ Etobicoke Trustee Peter Jakovcic (chair) and East York/Toronto Trustee Angela

Kennedy (vice-chair) to the Corporate Affairs, Strategic Planning and Proper ty Committee ■ Scarborough Trustee Nancy Crawford (chair) and Toronto Trustee Jo-Ann Davis (vice-chair) to the Governance Framework Committee: ■ York Trustee Frank D’Amico to the Canadian National Exhibition Association ■ Etobicoke Trustee Peter Jakovcic to the Community/ Police Liaison Committee (Etobicoke) ■ York Trustee Frank D ’ A m i c o a n d To r o n t o Trustee Barbara Poplawski to The Angel Foundation for Learning ■ Scarborough/North Yo r k Tr u s t e e Jo h n D e l Grande to the Toronto Student Transportation Group ■ Scarborough Trustee Nancy Crawford to the Safe Schools Committee

Learn more about French Immersion programming Information nights scheduled across the city Parents wishing to send their children to one of the six Catholic schools in Toronto offering French Immersion are invited to attend upcoming information meetings. The meetings will be held in December and January at the following locations and times: ■ Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Toronto’ St. Cecilia, 355 Annette St., 416-393-

5218 ■ Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at York’s James Culnan, 605 Willard Ave., 416-3935325 ■ Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at North York’s St. Cyril, 18 Kempford Blvd., 416-393-5270 ■ Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at Scarborough’s Our Lady of Wisdom, 10 Japonica Rd., 416-393-5273

■ Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Scarborough’s St. Agatha, 49 Cathedral Bluffs Dr., 416-393-5302 Registration at all Toronto Catholic District School Board elementary schools begins Tuesday, Jan. 8. For information about the various French As a Second Language programs, go to www.tcdsb.org or call 416222-8282 ext. 2540.

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Make the Season More Entertaining! The holiday season is the time to entertain and be entertained. Cloverdale Mall has that covered with fun and amazing acts and events taking place throughout the festive month of December! Plus, when each show is over, you can meet the performers.

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‘I have a clinic appointment’ or ‘I need to find a doctor’. Furthermore, the availability of Google Translate on the site means that patients can get the information they need in any one of the 55 languages that are spoken across this community.” More than 23,000 patients, families, doctors, staff, volunteers and community members provided input into the new website and the merged hospital’s strategic plan. “We heard very clearly that we need to work in partnership across the system to organize services around patient needs, and transform the system to make it easier to access services,” Michelle DiEmanuele, Trillium Health Partners’ president and CEO said in a statement. “We also heard that we need to work together – both within the hospital and across the system – to use our resources as wisely and efficiently as we can while delivering outstanding quality care,” said

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Lloyd Garlick, 92, a resident at Wesburn Manor is interviewed by Silverthorn Collegiate Grade 10 history students Jenna Froebelious and Tara Leithead during a class trip to the seniors' residence last Wednesday.

Seniors share personal stories of major historical events >>>from page 1 thing was rationed because of all the shortages,” Cramp explained, noting her family was allotted a weekly coupon for butter, and that the milk man would deliver just one pint of milk to their doorstep each week. “It really made you think twice about how lucky we were to have what we did...I think it made us a better person for it. We realized what life is all about.” Fast forward to the 1940s, and Cramp recalled for Hiba and Aladdin the devastation of losing two brothers to the Second World War – one killed in action overseas, the other shortly after he returned home wounded. “My parents were devastated. I was devastated because my family was all of a sudden cut down to nothing,” she said.

Also weighing heavily on her mind during the war years was Cramp’s hope that her then-fiancé Douglas Cramp, a close family friend who served overseas, would return home safe and sound. “When the war ended, I was glad it was over. The chap I ended up marrying spent four years in the war and when I found out he was coming home, my parents said ‘wait and make sure he’s in A1 shape and he hasn’t lost any part of him before you decide to get married.’ But it turned out he was in A1 shape – there wasn’t a scratch on him,” Cramp said with a laugh, noting the pair married shortly after his return and went on to have two children. “He just died last summer.” Looking back now, Cramp told Hiba and Aladdin how she can’t believe how much

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St. Philip’s Community Cafe WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free Join us for a time of fellowship and relaxation. Cards, books, games or just talk. Free refreshments.

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dents. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door for adults; $10 in advance, $15 at the door for students and seniors. Ticket sales benefit the group’s bursary fund for local children. Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food banks. Christmas Dinner and Dance WHEN: 6 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: 416-231-2021 COST: $30 pp Annual Christmas dinner and dance.

Jazzercise Lite for Seniors WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/Amy, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@ gmail.com COST: Free Stay healthy and active while protecting your joints with this low impact exercise, followed by a healthy ‘happy hour’ with fruits and snacks. Members can enjoy the first session at no cost! FHCC membership is $25/year.

n Sunday, Dec. 9

The Centennial Park Conservatory Christmas Flower Show WHEN: noon to 7 p.m. WHERE: Centennial Park Conservatory, 151 Elmcrest Rd. CONTACT: 416 394-8543, toronto. ca/parks/featured-parks/conservatories/ COST: Free The City of Toronto Parks and Forestry growers have worked their magic, creating a wonderful show for all ages for the holidays. Sing-a-long with the Victorian Carollers, enjoy hot cider and cookies, horse & wagon rides, sample chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of The Conservatory by Candlelight as darkness falls. The Christmas Show continues to Jan. 6, 2013, with candle lighting Dec. 15, 16, 22, 23.

Fish and Chips and Karaoke Night WHEN: 6 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. COST: Prices Vary Every Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a fish and chips dinner, karaoke and dancing until midnight. Winter Wonderland Symphony Concert and Auction WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Shari Lundy, 416-239-0523, www.eporchestra.ca, shari.lundy@ gmail.com COST: $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 student. Enjoy seasonal and classical favourites, a sing-a-long plus hear guest soloists Amelia Lyon, flute and Andrew Tees, baritone, Sleigh Ride and a special appearance from Mr. Grinch.

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Community Bird Walk WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Humber Bay East Park, Lake Shore Boulevard West and Park Lawn Road CONTACT: CCFEW, www.ccfew.org COST: Free Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront is hosting a community bird walk, led by a local birder. Please meet at the south parking lot entrance. Sacred Traditions

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HUSH LITTLE BABY: Myles Heney puts baby Jesus in the manger at Wesley Mimico United Church just before the start of a service to dedicate the life-size Nativity scene.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Lauren Mayer, 416-6226923, www.etobicokecentennialchoir. ca, info@etobicokecentennialchoir.ca COST: $20 Join the celebration as the Etobicoke Centennial Choir opens its 46th season with a concert of glorious classics and joyous Christmas music. Featuring Haydn’s St. Nicholas Mass, Britten’s

Ceremony of Carols, and a selection of poignant and festive carols to ring in the Christmas season. Conductor: Henry Renglich, music director of the Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Soloists: Brenna Conrad, soprano; Courtney V. Murias, alto ; John Barber, tenor; David Yung, baritone. Accompanists: Carl Steinhauser, piano; Elizabeth Bawel, harp. A Carol, A Cookie and a Family

“I smell bluebells, and suddenly I’m nine years old again.”

Tradition WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to WHERE: Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave. CONTACT: 416-236-9011, info@ siriustheatrical.com The Sirius Theatrical Company invites Lakeshore residents to celebrate the festive season with a dramatic reading of CBC’s version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with readers John Bourgeois and Humber College performing arts stu-

“Jingle Bells” - The Harmony Singers Christmas Concert WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Harvey Patterson, 416-239-5821, theharmonysingers@ca.inter.net COST: $20, $15 seniors./students, kids 10 and under admitted free The Harmony Singers, conducted by Harvey Patterson and accompanied by Bruce Harvey, proudly present “Jingle Bells”! Songs include Canadian Sleighride, Calypso Christmas, Never Never Land, and River in Judea, plus a sing-along of carols and Christmas pop hits! Special guest vocalist Jamie Groote, winner of the 2012 Harmony Singers Scholarship. Join us for refreshments after the concert. For more information, please visit www.harmonysingers.ca, e-mail >>>it’s happening, page 13




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Join the Etobicoke-based Queensmen of Toronto Male Chorus for their annual Christmas Concert. This year’s special guests are the award-winning Rosethorn Junior School Choir.

n Monday, Dec. 10

Yoga for Older Adults WHEN: noon to 2 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Avenue CONTACT: Navina/Amy, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@ gmail.com COST: Free Members can enjoy a free trial of yoga classes. Chair yoga will also be taught for anyone concerned with balance issues. There will be a wellness seminar following the class featuring a delicious cuisine! Beginners welcome. Membership fee $25.

n Wednesday, Dec. 12

Simcoe Christmas Lights Trip WHEN: noon to 9 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@ gmail.com COST: $60 Itinerary includes a stop at Kittling Ridge Winery, Picards Peanuts in Simcoe, turkey dinner at Erie Beach Hotel (all you can eat family style). Then sit back and enjoy the Tour of the Simcoe Festival of Lights. All for $60.

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Open Door Festive Dinner WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Bishop Allen Academy, 721 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: Hannah McPhee, hannahmcphee@rogers.com COST: Free Once again, Bishop Allen is hosting our Open Door Festive Dinner. We are inviting people in our community who may be new to Canada or may be spending the Holiday season alone to join us for a turkey dinner, entertainment, and games for kids.

Weekly Cribbage WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.susan@gmail.com, www. franklinhorner.org Come out for some cribbage and fun on Fridays. Registration is not required. $2 members/$3 non-members. Saturday Night Dance WHEN: 8 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: Shelley Sing, 416737-9142, vssing@rogers.com COST: Free Dance to the music of Andrew Crawford in clubroom every Saturday night.

n Tuesday, Dec. 11

West Toronto Stamp Club WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Fairfield Seniors Centre, 80 Lothian Ave. CONTACT: Don Hedger, 416-621-9982, www.westtorontostampclub.com, don. hedger@gmail.com COST: Free The Club est. 1935 offers various activities relating to the collection & preservation of stamps. We are an affiliate of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada. Tonight we have a verbal as well as a silent stamp auction. We have a “show & tell” relating to philately as well as a short meeting. We welcome all visitors as well as new members ~ our membership fee is $20 per season. We look forward to meeting you. Christmas Concert WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: thequeensmenmalechorus@ gmail.com COST: $20

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show time: Preparations for the City of Toronto's Christmas Flower Show at Centennial Park Conservatory are well under way as grower Eva Burman puts the finishing touches to the topiary reindeer that will be featured along with other floral creations. The show will be the focal point of the annual Christmas Carol Sing at the conservatory located on 151 Elmcrest Rd. Dec. 9 from noon to 7 p.m, with carollers, hot cider, and horse and carriage rides. The show itself is open to the public from Dec. 2.

Happy memories keep us feeling vibrant and fulfilled. At Tapestry Retirement Communities, we provide all the encouragement and support to keep you feeling that way. Whether it’s growing prize-winning flowers, participating in one of the many activities or enjoying the company of new friends. Call us today and see what kind of individualized programs we can offer to help keep your body, mind and spirit Angela Simmons healthy, vibrant and young at heart. avid gardener

Bid Euchre for Seniors WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.susan@gmail.com, www. franklinhorner.org No partner or registration required for this weekly game of Bid Euchre every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $2 members/$3 non-members. Knitting/Quilting/Sewing 55+ WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca This is a social group of people who meet on Wednesdays to chat and work on

their craft and contribute made items to the centre. Membership to the Islington Seniors’ Centre is required to participate in this program. Wednesday Euchre WHEN: 1 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Horner Avenue Community Centre, 320 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Penny DeCarlo, 416-3946001 Every Wednesday afternoon. Members pay $1, non-members $1.50. Refreshments and prizes. English Conversation Circle for Newcomers WHEN: 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Rexdale Women’s Centre, 21 Panorama Crt. CONTACT: Margaret Nwosu, 416-745-0062, mnwosu@rexdalewomen.org Enjoy the company of other newcomers, learn different cultures and improve their conversational skills in English at the English Conversation Circle for Newcomers. Line Dancing WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: 416-252-6822 COST: $25 for 10 weeks Every Wednesday. Meet friends, have fun, keep fit. Partner not necessary. Sign up in the main office. Membership required. Latin/Ballroom Dancing WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: 416-252-6822 COST: $40 for 10 weeks Partner not necessary for this dance class, which takes place every Wednesday. Sign up in the main office. Membership required.

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Arts & Entertainment

Male chorus, children’s choir mesh voices for upcoming holiday show The Queensmen Male Chorus a n d t h e a w a rd - w i n n i n g Rosethorn Junior School choir will team up once again this holiday season to perform a concert blending the traditional with the

lighthearted next month. Frosty the Snowman, A Garland of Carols, Rockin’ in Bethlehem, The Festival of Lights, Ragtime Holiday, Sleigh Ride, and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

are just a few of the songs to be featured. The concert will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd.

Advance tickets are $17.50 by phone at 416-620-4446. Tickets at the door are $20. All are welcome. Admission is free for accompanied children aged 12 and under. Staff photo/ERIN HATFIELD

Judi Healy (centre) plays a teenager who is verbally abusing her grandmother, played by Sandra Carter (right) while friend, Durelle Harford, looks on horrified. The short play was part of a series by Act2Studio Works performed recently.

Elder abuse brought to light on stage ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com

A company of 50-plus actors were at a Toronto Community Housing building in Parkdale to stage a series of short plays aimed at raising awareness about elder abuse. Act2Studio Works, a theatre program out of the Chang School for Continuing Education’s Programs for 50 Plus at Ryerson University, staged their latest production of plays before an audience of seniors at the May Robinson Apartments recently. The series of seven short plays look at the different forms of elder abuse, including emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse as well as isolation and neglect. “Toronto Community Housing had been interested in developing a show on elder abuse and they contacted us because Act2Studio has a history of doing shows about social issues,” said Elaine Vayda, a member of Act2Studio Works. The plays were written by Vrenia Ivanoffski, artis-

tic director and founder of Act2Studio Works, in collaboration with the actors based on discussions they had with Toronto Community Housing and concerns they had. “The plays were designed to generate awareness of the problems and help to stimulate discussion afterwards on different ways to react to it, how to get help and where to look for help,” said actor Neil Naft. “By partnering with Toronto Community Housing and the professionals involved with it, we can get people thinking about elder abuse.” Act2Studio Works has performed the series of plays for Toronto Community Housing residents across the city nearly a dozen times in the past. positive feedback “The feedback we get from people at the end of it is just so affirming,” said Judi Healy, a member of Act2Studio. “Nothing brings an issue to life more than seeing it played out on stage and it gives people an opportunity to comment on it.”

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COLLEEN BURKE Service Monday, December 3, 2012 Mimico Chapel

MARGARET McDONALD Monday, December 3, 2012 Chapel DARLENE CAMILLERI Monday, December 3, 2012 Chapel

FRANCESCO MENECOLA Mass Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Holy Angels Catholic Church

DOUGLAS BROWN Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Prospect Cemetery

ANN FOLEY Memorial Friday, December 7, 2012 Holy Angels Catholic Church 10:00 a.m.

MARIA MUCHA Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. St. Teresa’s Catholic Church ANDREW CHMURZEWSKI Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. St. Maximillian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Church

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and Amanda Reason, the latter also from the Etobicoke Swim Club). MacLean attended grades 11 and 12 at Silverthorn Collegiate after spending grades 9 and 10 at Martingrove Collegiate. Prior to that she attended three elementary schools in Etobicoke – Hollycrest Middle School (high

performance program), John G. Althouse Middle School and Princess Margaret Jr. School. She joined Etobicoke Swimming when she was seven years old. Both MacLean and McCabe have been named to Canada’s 14-member (seven men, seven women) team at the world short course championships in Istanbul Dec. 12 to 16. Also named to the team is MacLean’s older sister, and fellow London Olympian, Heather MacLean, 20. For some of the swimmers, there was more to the gathering than just the Big Splash gala as the Etobicoke Olympium was home to a Canada Cup tune-up event. Brittany MacLean did not participate but a couple of her former and present Etobicoke Club teammates emerged winners, including Heather MacLean in both freestyle and medley relays and 100m and 200m freestyle events and Alexa Komarnycky in 800m freestyle.


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Among the recommended reductions this year is a deletion of 104 positions from Toronto Fire Services – three per cent of the service’s staffing. According to Pennachetti, 91 of those will be front line firefighters. The budget recommends cutting funding for the Global AIDS initiative, and cutting off ambulatory dialysis patients from automatic Wheel Trans eligibility. It also looks at $169 million in increased revenue to deal with an initial shortfall of $465 million, in addition to $46 million in tax increases from business and homeowners, and another $27 million from assessment growth. City staff anticipate assessment growth will be somewhat higher than that by year’s end. The city is looking at finding a total of $169 million in efficiencies and cost savings, and to squeeze $44 million out of reduced capital financing costs. That still leaves the city $10 million in the hole, and with $11 million in new services, that leaves the city waiting on the police to respond. “The message is very clear that we expect $21 million (in efficiencies),” said budget chief Mike Del Grande, who dismissed suggestions from Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair that such a cut would mean layoffs of front line police officers.

On the capital side, the budget will see massive transportation spending – notably, to rehabilitate the Gardiner Expressway, which this past summer had been showing dangerous levels of deterioration. The capital budget allocates $636 million to repairing that highway, of a total transportation state of good repair budget of $670 million. Don Valley East Councillor Shelley Carroll, who was budget chief under Mayor David Miller, called this budget “the war on community safety.” “The war on the car is over – we’ve got lots of money for the car in this budget, and that’s fine except that it would seem that budget chief Del Grande and the mayor’s brother and the mayor are declaring a war on safety,” said Carroll. “The police are having trouble finding $21 million in efficiencies – and if they find even part of that, if the property tax goes up that’s going to be blamed on Chief Blair.” The budget was set to go to review at the budget committee this week, then public hearings on Dec. 10 and 11 for public input. Wrap-up will take place Dec. 12 to 17 at budget committee. The executive committee and council will then deal with the budget in January.

Toronto homeowners to receive new municipal property tax assessments DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com The good news is that most Toronto homeowners have gained some equity over the past four years. The bad news, according to the numbers crunched by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, is that many of those homeowners will be paying for that in the form of higher property taxes. On average, Toronto homeowners have seen a 22.8 per cent increase in their assess-

ments since 2008 – the last time the provincial property assessment company looked at property values across Ontario. The property assessments are a crucial part of setting property tax rates. While municipal councils can set the rate of annual increase for the overall tax rate, the amount each property pays is based on its assessed market value. Whether that increase in market value necessarily means an increase in property taxes depends on whether that increase is greater or less than the average increase – because

municipalities cannot collect more or less taxes overall as a result of an assessment change. So if a homeowner has an increase in assessment greater than the city’s average – 22.8 per cent in Toronto’s case – there will be a property tax increase, phased in over four years, in the cards. If a homeowner sees an increase less than the average, he or she can expect an immediate decrease in taxes. Property owners can check the accuracy of their assessment at www.aboutmyproperty.ca

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DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Mayor Rob Ford is “very pleased” with Wednesday morning’s Superior Court decision allowing him to stay in office at least until early 2013. “I’m very pleased with today’s decision. I can’t wait for the appeal and I’m going to carry on doing what the people elected me to do,” Ford said yesterday. Ford made the statement minutes after Justice Gadys Pardu agreed to grant a stay on the sentence by Justice Charles Hackland, that would have seen Ford thrown out of office this coming Monday. Hackland had found Ford guilty of violating the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (MCIA) because he voted on a report from the integrity commissioner recommending he be made to return $3,150 in donations to his

personal football charity. The act prevents politicians from speaking or voting on matters in which they have a financial interest. The minimum sentence available to a judge in the matter of a guilty plea is to declare the seat vacant. Should that happen, council would have two months to decide whether to appoint a successor or hold a byelection. Because Ford is appealing the matter to the Divisional Court, however, removing the mayor from office could create what many observers have called a “nightmare scenario” – one in which council has appointed a successor prior to Ford winning an appeal. That scenario was one of the arguments that Ford’s lawyer Alan Lenczner brought before Pardu in requesting a stay of the decision, until after the appeal – scheduled

for Jan. 7 – is heard and decided. Lenczner said that the removal of Ford without having his appeal heard would cause “irreparable harm to him.” Lenczner also presented a précis of the arguments he would be making in January: that council never had the authority to force Ford to repay the money; that Ford had made an error in judgement in his understanding of how the MCIA might apply; and that the amount of money to be repaid was not significant. Justice Hackland’s findings on these matters to the contrary was significant in the decision he rendered. Clayton Ruby, lawyer for the complainant Paul Magder, told the judge that he didn’t object to a stay because the matter was being dealt with promptly at Divisional Court.


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