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A mediated proposal for the controversial Humbertown Shopping Centre was given the green light at Toronto City Council Monday, less than a week after garnering unanimous support from the Humber Valley Village Residents’ Association (HVVRA). “This has been two-and-ahalf years in the making and what I’ve learned throughout this process is that our community, in spite of being labeled >>>more, page 7

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CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com The MicroSkills Youth Centre will soon have a spacious new home in north Etobicoke, courtesy of the Rotary Clubs of Etobicoke and Toronto West. The two Etobicoke-based clubs recently decided to band together on a multi-year legacy >>>project, page 32

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Nativity scene comes to life Those looking to discover that miraculous night when Jesus was born need not look any further than Richview Baptist Church, which will once again transform into the little town of Bethlehem this week for the A Night in Bethlehem event. The annual living nativity boasts a congregational cast of angels, shepherds, Roman guards and census takers, and

Mary and Joseph to recreate the first Christmas. And, of course, joining them once again in the Nativity will be live stable animals, including goats, llamas, donkeys and sheep. The popular drop-in event, which has been a huge success in past years, will also feature an interactive craft marketplace for the kids and coffee house for the adults.

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STUDENTS GET REVENGE WHIPPED UP: Bloorlea Middle School students have been busy collecting canned goods and fundraising for the Daily Bread Food Bank with a variety of activities including a pie-in-the-face fundraiser on Wednesday. At right, Principal Lisa Handiak prepares for the cream pie revenge of Grade 8 student Joshua Archibald, while below, students cheer on the action. The school brought in $340 and over 300 food items.

Looking for something to do this New Year’s Eve? You don’t have to go much further than Etobicoke for some inspiration:

■ Jazz party at the Old Mill

The Old Mill is set to host a New Year’s Jazz Party in the Home Smith Bar. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, this popular event will be hosted by celebrated singer and radio personality Heather Bambrick, alongside her All-Star Jazz Trio. Tickets are $125 per person and include complimentary champagne upon arrival, a hot and cold buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m., live music beginning at 8:30 p.m. and desserts at 11 p.m. The Old Mill is located at 21 Old Mill Rd. Non-refundable tickets sold in advance; seating is limited. Call 416-207-2020 to reserve.

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■ Solid Gold dance party

Below left, Grade 8 student Nathaniel Rzepka gives teacher Fergus Cook a face full of whipped cream, while at right, teacher Pete Lemeza shows off his cream pie smile.

If you’re in the mood for a more upbeat party to ring in the new year, Old Mill will also be throwing a Solid Gold New Year’s Eve Dance Party. Join Gord James, DJ Wayne and the Solid Gold Dancers for a mix of favourite disco, Motown and Top 40 dance party music in the Brule Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Tickets are $150 per person (including taxes and gratuity) and include a reception with sparkling wine on arrival and a delicious threecourse dinner menu complemented with wine. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.; dinner is served at 8:30 p.m. The Old Mill is located at 21 Old Mill Rd. Non-refundable tickets sold in advance. For reservations, call 416-2072020.

■ To m J o n e s a n d N e i l Diamond tribute Party

Kids can get discounted ski passes Correction note The Canadian Ski Council has a deal for children in Grades 4 or 5 – for just $29.95, your child’s SnowPass will grant them three free lift tickets at each of the more than 150 ski areas across Canada participating in the program.

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A story on page 1 of the Dec. 12 edition of The Etobicoke Guardian had an incorrect reference in the headline. In fact, the headline should have read ‘City inks Humbertown deal.’ The Guardian regrets the error.

Join award-winning Las Vegas performers Mark Thomas and Dave La Fame in a double header spectacular tribute to Tom Jones and Neil Diamond this New Year’s Eve. Tickets to the Tuesday, Dec. 31 show at the Old Mill are $250 per person and also include a champagne toast upon arrival, followed by a gourmet, six-course dinner. Black tie is welcome; jackets required. Seatings at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Old Mill is located at 21 Old Mill Rd. Non refundable tickets sold in advance. For reservations, call 416-207-2020.

■ Sheer Elegance New Year’s Eve at the Sheraton

The Fourth Annual Sheer Elegance New Year’s Eve Experience will take place at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 31, featuring all-star performances by Al St. Louis, Marc Trinidad, Aria Zenua and AKA Subliminal. Tickets for the dinner, live show and dance are $95; or $40 for just the live show and dance. Hotel packages also available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Formal dress code is a must. The Sheraton is located at 801 Dixon Rd. Call 416882-9863, email events@ firstfridays.ca or go to www. firstfridays.ca or www.exclusiveee.com

■ Persian Royale 2014

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Persian Royale 2014 on Tuesday, Dec. 31 starting at 9 p.m. at The Vue, 195 Galaxy Rd. Presented by Very VIP and Mehmooni.ca, the event will feature the first-ever Canadian performance of Amir Farjam, as well as appearances by DJ Bliss, MC Franky J, DJ Mahdyar, and MC Benny P. Advanced tickets to this 19+ event are $50, or $60 at the door. A dress code will be in effect and appropriate attire will be required. For more information or to order tickets, go to http://bit.ly/1hIgyaf

■ Andy De Campos Party

Contemporary crooner Andy De Campos will help ring in the new year in Etobicoke at Black Angus Steakhouse. Join De Campos on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at one of Toronto’s classiest steakhouses. Cost is $150 for a 6 p.m. seating or $175 for a 9 p.m. seating. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 416-233-7406. Black Angus Steakhouse is located at 3377 Bloor St. W. Visit www.blackangussteakhouse.ca

■ Royal Legion Bash

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 286 will host a new year’s bash Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 11 Irwin Rd. Doors open at 7 p.m. and a chicken supreme dinner with all the trimmings will be served at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. Advance tickets only as space is limited. For more information, call 416741-5660.

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et 2014 be the year of definition for Toronto’s transit future. Circular discussion about transit options doesn’t ease gridlock. Insecure funding doesn’t build transit. Poor transportation doesn’t help us realize economic stability, let alone economic potential. And every day without a bona fide master plan agreed to by funders, builders and users is another day to fall behind an eager and competitive global marketplace. For the decisions made or not made today affect us for years to come – and hurt us as traffic gets increasingly problematic. You can’t build what you can’t fund. And nobody seems willing to accept responsibility for funding regional transportation plans. Frankly, no government has the kind of money sitting around to do so anyway. Back in May, Metrolinx, the provincial agency planning and building transit improvements in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton our view Area (GTHA), estimated a $34 billion cost for priority projects. Let’s not dither Funding methods suggested included a gas tax hike; increasing on a long-term the HST in the GTHA by one per cent; hiking development charges transit plan to 15 per cent; and requiring commercial parking lot operators to pay a fee of 25 cents per space. Ann Golden, who chaired a provincial task force examining Metrolinx’s funding suggestions, has recommended to Premier Kathleen Wynne to either fund transit with a gas tax hike or a combination of a raised gas tax and HST hike. The thought of any tax hike is tough for many drivers – and politicians – to accept. Politicians who say they won’t support this tax, however, must offer their own credible solution for funding. We’ll repeat our great wish: Let’s see an ongoing and public meeting of representatives from all levels of government to meet and hash out a complete transit system and a complementary funding formula every level of government can live with. For this isn’t simply a Toronto problem. Canada does not succeed with a Golden Horseshoe weakened by transit woes. Ontario does not succeed when the manufacturing and population hub is staggered by lengthy commute and transport times. And Toronto does not reach full potential on a local or world stage if it develops a reputation as municipally dithering and indecisive in future planning.

Write us The Etobicoke Guardian welcomes letters of 400 words or less. All submissions must include name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. We reserve the right to edit, condense or reject letters. Copyright in letters remains with the author but the publisher and affiliates may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or other forms. Letters can be sent to letters@ insidetoronto.com, or mailed to The Etobicoke Guardian, 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto, ON, M2H 0A2.

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Texting in a Winter Wonderland Reader A song to inspire appreciation of our Canadian weather worries about T the future of Toronto he snow is falling, what are you doing? In Canada, it’s must-see viewing. Why are you cooped up inside, so preoccupied, texting in a winter wonderland?

You know why we love this season. The picturesque setting is the reason. How can you be glued to a screen, unaware of this scene, texting in a winter wonderland? In the meadow You can build a snowman, if you’d pretend your cell just can’t be found. You can also ride a sled or a toboggan. The world’s your oyster when there’s white stuff on the ground.

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And later on, you’ll perspire. It’s something exercise tends to inspire. It’s a pretty safe bet no one works up a sweat, texting in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow you can also build a snow-woman. There can never be enough of those around. You can lie down an make an angel right beside her. Texting ain’t the only game in town. The snow is falling, what are you doing? In Canada, it’s must-see viewing. Why are you cooped up inside,

The snow is beckoning, don’t ignore it. The landscape’s inviting you can explore it. Make no mistake, it’s time for a break from texting in a winter wonderland. ... So, get off you duff, you’ve had more than enough texting in a winter wonderland. texting in a winter wonderland. texting ... in a winter ... wonderlaaaaaand.

Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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To the editor: I am disturbed by what some politicians seem to be doing in this city. They cut taxes and services that generally help “the little guy” and then use their wealth to give handouts to a select few. They make questionable decisions that are based on what voters want to hear, ignoring evidence and the likelihood of success. They value loyalty over competence and expertise in their staff and advisers. I can see that, if it succeeds, this behaviour will gain votes and increase the power of these politicians. But where does it leave the rest of us and our city? Louise O’Neill

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TTC should put coin counters on buses

Take the time to indulge in old-fashioned letter writing, says reader To the editor: My three-year-old daughter Caitlin was determined that Santa was going to be writing to her this year, but she finally conceded and marched off to this mailbox at the corner. Her Christmas wishes for herself and her baby brother were thoughtfully dictated to me so I could jot them down on her behalf. The envelope was sealed and adequately decorated with the shiniest stickers she owns, then off to the mailbox. This photo was taken a week before Canada Post announced that door-to-door mail delivery will be phased out. It is moments like this that will become a distant memory for the upcoming generation, and this photo may well become a family heirloom in the years ahead. I hope that in this electronic age, we will still find time for the small pleasures of old

To the editor: The TTC always seems to be burdening taxpayers because of their mismanagement of the system. The New York Transit buses are equipped with coin counters for exact fare passengers. This is not so in TTC buses and streetcars. I happened to travel on TTC buses to and from a hospital where my sister was a

patient. I used the system because of the high cost of parking at the hospital. One day while travelling on a bus, I stood at the front near the driver throughout my journey. I did so because I was chatting with the driver. I observed, on several occasions, persons entering the bus who did not put the exact change in the fare box.

There was no way the driver could have known how much money went in the box because it is not equipped with a counter. I questioned the driver about passengers shortchanging the system and he said that he wouldn’t be bothered because he would be behind schedule if he had to check how much money was going into the box.

He further stated that it was the TTC’s problem and they should put coin counters in the buses. He also said that the TTC knew about it and yet they do nothing. Unless something is being done to remedy this situation by the top brass who think they know too much, taxpayers will continue to pay for this. Kenneth Singh

Cyclists must be responsible when using the road; motorists not only to blame Courtesy photo

Caitlin, 3, mails her letter to Santa at the Canada Post box in her neighbourhood.

-fashioned letter writing, and the joy it brings to be on the receiving end. Merry Christmas, Fiona FitzPatrick

To the editor: Re: ‘Right equipment key to winter cycling,’ Watchdog, Insidetoronto.com Dec. 12. Having read Watchdog columnist Joe Cooper’s piece on your website, I was compelled to respond. While no one I know seriously wishes bicyclists any harm, I do think too much

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At first-ever Youth Innovators Conference this month, more than 200 high school students from across the city were inspired to think bigger, given the skills to act bigger, and connected with a community of people who creates bigger – and it’s all thanks to 17-year-old Bishop Allen Academy student William Lawrence and his team. Fo u n d e d i n Au g u s t by Lawrence, the Youth Innovators were created to “unlock the innovative potential of high school students.” “We believe that, through entrepreneurship, there is a lot of opportunities for students to expose themselves to interesting things and get a lot of experience in their own fields and whatever it is they’re interested in,” said the Grade 12 student, who serves as a student trustee on the Toronto Catholic District School Board. “So Youth Innovators was created not only to inspire people to think bigger, but also to give them some resources and skills to pursue their dreams and to connect them with a network of people who share some of the same ideas.” Thinking big helped Lawrence and the Youth Innovators team – consisting of fellow Bishop Allen students Victoria Wojciechowska, Anastasia Martynovitch, Sara Karma, Joseph Fantauzzi, and Gonzalo Falcon, alongside Michael Power/St. Joseph’s Kanak Nagee, and Lorina Hoxha from Etobicoke School of the Arts – make their inaugural conference a huge success. Not only did they draw

TCDSB student trustee William Lawrence founded Youth Innovators.

more than 200 local high school students to their very first event, but they also secured $13,000 in sponsorships and in-kind donations from the likes of the DECA Ontario, Shad Valley, HootSuite, the Rotary Club of Etobicoke and MaRS Discovery District, which served as the conference venue. ‘huge numbers’ “It was amazing. We were surprised by the huge numbers we were able to get – especially since it was our very first event, other than a few small meetings at city hall,” Lawrence said. “This event was really big not just because of the amount of people, but the sponsors we were able to get and the quality of presenters we were able to draw.” Those presenters included keynote speaker John Baker, CEO of educational technology company Desire to Learn, and workshop leaders including Two-Bite Brownie founder Mike Tevlin, former Commodore Computers CEO Robert H. Lane, and successful businesswoman Claudia Harvey, who beat the odds by

striking a deal in the Dragon’s Den for her Dig It gardening gloves. “It was great to see people coming up to our team afterwards and saying ‘you guys really inspired me. I’m so excited, I really want to create something now.’ That made my day,” Lawrence said of the inspiration gleaned by Youth Innovators conference attendees. “The most exciting part for me was seeing people have that ‘aha moment’. I think the youth participants connected with a lot of our presenters because they were all entrepreneurs when they were younger. So everyone was just, like, ‘woah! I could really do this if I put my mind to it and I apply myself like these people have.’ So that was the best part for me, and I learned that a lot of people aren’t actually aware of what they’re capable of doing.” For Lawrence, pulling off such a successful Youth Innovators conference taught him that he’s capable of building off that success and organizing even more events in the future. “That was just the first of many,” he said, noting that he hopes future Youth Innovators events will include more hands-on endeavors. “The main philosophy behind Youth Innovators and what makes us different is that we don’t just want to inspire – we want to go beyond that and carry on with our youth innovators to the actualization of their ideas.” For more information about the Youth Innovators, go to www.youthinnovators.com, like them on Facebook at www. facebook.com/youthinnovators or follow them on Twitter at @ youthinnovators

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...we haven’t opposed the redevelopment, we just said we wanted something compatible with our neighbourhood. – Niels Christensen, HVRRA spokesperson

Etobicoke-Centre Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby said she was equally content with the negotiated settlement: “I think what will come out of all of this is, it will be a better development for both FCR and for Humber Valley,” she said, likening her community’s long-standing battle against FCR’s plans for Humbertown to that of a David vs. Goliath showdown. “I think finally what we have here is a really substantial improvement from what was originally proposed and something all sides will be happy with.” By contrast, local reaction to FCR’s original proposal for the Humbertown site – which was submitted to the city last January and included plans for five residential towers ranging in height from 11 to 21 storeys – was swift, with many from the affluent village-within-a-city calling out the plan as “too big, too dense and too tall” for their predominantly lowrise community. Even as FCR unveiled an ultimately scaled-back development proposal for the 270 The Kingsway plaza in reaction to neighbourhood concerns – ultimately decreasing

the scope of its plans to just three residential towers of eight, 10 and 12 storeys in height – community calls of dissent continued. In response, the HVVRA invested “tens of thousands of dollars” in hiring Weiss Architecture and Urbanism to come up with an alternative design for Humbertown Plaza based on feedback from members of the residents’ association. The result – an alternate design based on five principles: the maintaining of Humber Valley Village’s “majestic” tree canopy; maintaining the community’s lowrise nature; development compatible with the neighbourhood’s scale and texture; visual and physical connectivity; and the creation of a neighbourhood square for community gatherings. When, in the eyes of local residents, FCR’s proposal came up short of those principles time and time again, the community came out in force to oppose the developer’s application – first at a special Etobicoke York Community Council session held in May at a 3,200-seat venue at Church on the Queensway, then again in June at Toronto City Council. On both occasions, city councillors sided with the residents and refused FCR’s application – a decision the developer then appealed to the OMB. It was over five days of mediation at the OMB in October that the HVVRA, alongside representatives from Residents Against Irresponsible Development (RAID) and City of Toronto staff, were able to negotiate a settlement with FCR that Christensen said meets all five of the residents’ association’s design principles, and stave off what likely would have been a very lengthy and costly OMB hearing. Make your opinion known in a letter to the editor. Email your thoughts to etg@ insidetoronto.com

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Jodi Shpigel, FCR’s senior vice president for central Canada, said she was “very pleased” at the end result of the negotiations. “We were able to come to a resolution and the end result is a plan that everyone should be satisfied with, including First Capital,” she said. “ We’re really excited about the next steps, which is the redevelopment itself.”

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>>>from page 1 as NIMBYs, is a very good example of a group of people who live in a neighbourhood and who recognize that change is inevitable,” HVVRA spokesperson and past president Niels Christensen said in an interview following city council’s approval of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) negotiated settlement. “Right from day one we haven’t opposed the redevelopment, we just said we wanted something compatible with our neighbourhood.” At the HVVRA meeting earlier this month, more than 200 residents threw their unanimous support behind the OMB-mediated proposal for Humbertown, in which property owners First Capital Realty (FCR) agreed to amend their redevelopment plans for the 50s-era strip mall to include: n the addition of terraced architecture to the proposed residential towers and a reduction of the angular plane of their buildings generally to 30 degrees; n an increase in setbacks between the buildings and roadways to three metres, allowing for a “legacy tree canopy” to grow along Royal York, Lambeth, and Ashley roads; n an increase in green spaces throughout the site; n the creation of an enhanced neighbourhood square to allow for public gatherings; n the establishment of a 160-unit seniors’ residence, which will facilitate senior residents remaining in the Humber Valley Village neighbourhood; n restrictions on retail space to ensure no “big box” stores are permitted in Humbertown Plaza; n and the contribution of $80,000 to HVVRA to retain professional design consultants and landscape architects for the site plan approval process.

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CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Back in the ‘70s, Etobicoke’s Dr. Andrew Simone seemingly had it all – a Harvard education, a thriving dermatology practice, a beautiful home in well-to-do The Kingsway, a couple of fancy cars in the driveway, and “more money than I knew what to do with.” But something was always missing. “When we became rich, we were a little disillusioned,” Simone said. “It wasn’t as good as we thought it was going to be.” Despite all his success, Simone said he and his wife Joan quickly came to realize that the trappings of wealth were mere distractions from their true purpose in life. They had a higher calling: to dedicate their lives to serving the poor. And so the now-75-yearold and his wife sold their cars and their televisions, gave up their vacations, and gave away their life savings. The only thing they kept, Simone said, was their grand home on King George’s Road – for the sake of their brood of 13 children, plus the dozens of foster kids they’ve taken in over the years. “When we changed our lives, everything got better. All the money we earn now, we give to charity – except what we need for the basic essentials,” he said, noting that his life of philanthropy is deeply rooted in his Catholic faith. “I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a Christian. I don’t ram my faith down anyone’s throat, I simply live it by helping everyone who needs help.” These days, when Simone isn’t busy running his bustling dermatology walk-in clinic out of the back of his family home – most of the proceeds from which he donates to the poor – he’s at the Mississauga warehouse of Canadian Food for Children (CFFC), the charity he, wife Joan and friend Shari Fazekas founded at the urging of Mother Teresa.

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Dr. Andrew Simone, a dermatologist and philanthropist, sits on top of food sacks in his warehouse ready to be delivered internationally through his charity Canadian Food for Children.

“We changed our lives in In that letter dated April 1975. We did the obvious 9, 1981, the Nobel Peace and gave everything away, Prize winning nun praised but we didn’t know what we the couple for their work and were suprequested posed to do they send after that,” I’m not a humanitarian, food to famSimone ine-stricken I’m a Christian. I don’t a r e a s o f explained, noting that ram my faith down Africa. a meeting “God love anyone’s throat, I simply you for what with Father Frank West live it by helping everyone you do for in 1980 who needs help. Jesus in the changed all distressing – Dr. Andrew Simone t h a t . “He disguise of came to us t h e p o o r. and asked Our people us if we would help Mother in Tanzania and Ethiopia are Teresa and we agreed. Six hungry, so please...see how months later, she wrote us fast you can get the food to a letter.” our sisters for our poor,” she

wrote. “To send money is not good, as there is no food to buy – but in your country, there is plenty.” In the years since, the Simones met with Mother Teresa on three separate occasions and exchanged dozens of letters, but it was that first request, Simone said, that formed the basis for what would in 1986 become CFFC – a now very active charity that sends nearly 340 shipping containers full of donated food, candles, clothing, shoes, and toys to children in need around the world each year. In just the first seven months of this year, CFFC shipped nearly 5.66 million pounds of food to 17 different

developing nations around the world. On a recent trip to CFFC’s warehouse, The Guardian looked on as Simone, donning his signature wooden crucifix around his neck, gleefully supervised students from Mississauga’s St. Paul and Brampton’s Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic secondary schools as they loaded a shipping container with sacks of beans and powdered milk, crates of cookies, cereals and canned fruit, as well as carefully wrapped, Christmasthemed shoe boxes full of toys and trinkets destined for the poor children of Jamaica. For St. Paul’s chaplain Brian Finamore, who has been vol-

unteering at CFFC for the last 23 years, the opportunity to expose his students to the good work Simone is doing at CFFC is priceless. “The most important lesson they learn here is that there’s more than enough food for everyone – we just need to share,” he said. “What I find in young people is, the greatest sin they see in an adult is being a hypocrite, because then the message is lost. But if you really live your message, like Dr. Simone does, the kids sop it up like sponges because they’re starving for it.” And the students, in turn, inspire Simone to carry on in his mission to serve the poor with the energy of a man much younger than himself. Neither his age, nor a recent cancer diagnosis, has slowed him down one bit. “I was in Zambia this summer, El Salvador three weeks ago, and I’m heading to Peru in February,” he said with a smile. “I like to go and meet the missionaries myself to make sure I’m satisfied that the food will get to the poor.” When asked when he’ll retire, Simone doesn’t hesitate in his response: “When I can’t stand anymore. “How can I retire when everything I do, everything I earn is helping the poor? It’s what I do, it’s who I am,” he added. “We have to remember the poor – that’s the bottom line.”

Get involved To book appointments for students and other groups to volunteer at the Canadian Food for Children warehouse, contact Loretta Antonacci at cffc_studentgroups@hotmail. com To make a donation to CFFC, drop by the warehouse, located at 1258 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga ( just west of Dixie Road) Monday to Friday anytime between 7 a.m. and noon. * Please note that the CFFC warehouse will be closed for two weeks starting Dec. 21.


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Tax (BET) imposed when the PC government took over the funding of education from local boards of education. When boards levied property taxes for schools, they taxed according to local needs and that money went into local schools. But with the Ministry of Education allocating funding according to a specific formula, the money was spread across the province according to regional needs. The province equalized residential property tax rates for education. Because of that shift, Toronto and other large municipalities took on a larger portion of the property tax burden. Eves committed to cutting business taxes so it eventually would equalize at 1.6 per cent. The initial target date was 2007. By the time they left office in 2003, the Conservatives were cutting the tax by $400 million a year. • In 2003, the Liberals froze

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Get into the swing of Christmas at show Enjoy a swingin’ Christmas with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. It’s a swingin’ holiday revue in the tradition of the classic Christmas Show of yesteryear on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at The Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park Dr. at the foot of Kipling Avenue. Call 416-231-5695 or visit torontoallstarbigband.com for tickets. community christmas dinner wfree

Attend Queensway Baptist Church’s sixth annual free community Christmas dinner. There will be two sittings on Saturday, Dec. 21: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the church, 950 Islington Ave. between Bloor Street West and The Queensway. Seating is limited so register early. Call 416-251-6121. Visit www.queenswaybaptist. com for more. Enjoy carollers at Montgomery’s Inn Carollers from The Music Studio music school will provide seasonal music in the tea room and

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On the first “Strays of Christmas,” my true love gave to me... The city is launching its 12 Strays of Christmas animal adoption event to promote awareness of animals at its four shelters and partner locations. Each shelter is featuring three animals. They and other animals available for adoption can be seen at www.toronto.ca/ animalservices From Dec. 13 to 23, you can adopt a cat for $25 plus tax and

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Time-based transfers may be expanded by the TTC The TTC may expand the use of time-based transfers. At its December meeting set for this week, the transit commission’s board is expected to approve a motion from chair Karen Stintz for a review of the TTC’s current transfer policy, which allows riders to take unlimited trips within a two-hour window – but only along the 512 St. Clair West streetcar line. Time-based transfers were first introduced in 2005 as part of a TTC pilot program. Independent research estimates the TTC would take a $15 million annual loss if the policy were expanded system-wide.

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rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT Sevaun Palvetzian is getting ready to join the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance as its CEO in the new year. She will replace Mitzie Hunter. Palvetzian also has ties to the current provincial government, most recently serving alongside CivicAction chair John Tory on a Ministry of Tourism revitalization plan for Ontario Place. She also held posts at the provincial Ministry of Government Services, the University of Toronto and the World Bank. Palvetzian is expected to start as CEO on Jan. 6, 2014. of arrest for transit officers wPower

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again to arrest unruly riders thanks to a new agreement with Toronto police. The Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) and the transit commission reached a deal late last week to designate some 40 officers part of the TTC’s transit enforcement unit (TEU) as special constables. With the new status, the officers will be able to investigate incidents, conduct search and seizures and make arrests if need be. Such powers were removed by the TPSB in 2011 following reports of special constables misusing their authority. The police board agreed to return the expanded powers following an application by the TTC in the fall promising greater accountability. Rahul Gupta is the Guardian’s transit reporter. His column appears every Tuesday. He’s on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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Anne Golden touts benefits of gas tax to raise transit funds RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Residents and businesses can choose to stomach proposed tax increases or face the consequences of paying more in increased congestion costs in the future, said the co-author of a report recommending how to best fund transit expansion in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Speaking to the Toronto Region Board of Trade Friday, Anne Golden, chair of a blueribbon panel tasked by the province to come up with ways to raise an estimated $34 billion for priority transit construction projects as part of Metrolinx’s Big Move plan, said her group’s findings were fair since they balance the burden of paying equally on the private sector, transit riders, drivers and government alike. “Here’s the choice, we can all pay a little now or a whole lot later,” said Golden in her speech. The report calls for an initial three-cent-per-litre increase to

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Premier Kathleen Wynne, left, accepts a copy of a report calling for better transit funding from Anne Golden, chair for the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel.

the provincial gas tax, resulting in an average household increase of $80. That would be followed by additional percentage increases capping out at five or 10 per cent within eight years, upping the maximum increase to $260. (There are two options for the gas tax hike: Option 1 is to cap at 10 cents a litre, with a three-cent increase to start followed by percentage increases every year after; Option 2 caps the hike at five

cents and makes up the difference by raising the HST by 0.5 per cent.) Golden said the cost was small compared to the loss created by traffic gridlock, estimated by the report to equate to $700 per driver. “If you can’t move your car or truck, that’s a lot more costly than an extra cent a litre,” she said. After extensive research, Golden said the panel concluded gas taxes should be part of proposed measures to raise almost $2 billion annually in new transit funding beginning in 2015, noting even with a modest price hike, the rates will still be lesser or comparable to cities like Montreal and Vancouver. “We favour the gas and fuel taxes because they match usage, affect travel behaviour, are simple to administer, raise a lot of money, and haven’t been raised in more than 20 years,” Golden said. News of the transit panel’s formation in September combined wit the ongoing Scarborough subway “fracas”

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Holiday Greetings FROM SOME OF OUR AWARD WINNING SALES STAFF ‌

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Detached brick 2 ½ storey, 5 bedroom in spectacular little Italy spacious living room, formal dining rm, family size kitchen, 2 stair cases to 2nd floor, 3 full bathrooms, separate entrance to bsmnt, ideal for entertaining or possible in-law suite. 3 car parking, high demand nieghbourhood. SOLD IN 1WK FOR 131%OF ASKING!!!

ROYAL YORK & LAKE SHORE INVESTMENT!!

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Huge detached 10 bedroom 2 storey on a large lot, currently licensed as a lodging house type B. All tenants are month to month. Ideal location for Student residence, Group Home, Retirement/ Nursing home, Bed & Breakfast, Office ect., great investment potential, plenty of parking space in the back, must see for $799,000!!

Situated on a quiet Court, 234’ deep Ravine lot. Totally renovated custom gourmet kitchen, Quartz countertop, stainless steel appliances, Large open concept layout, sunken living rm, formal dining rm, circular staircase, spacious family rm with w/o to patio overlooking ravine, fabulous neighborhood, close to all conveniences only $859,000!!

HER T O N A SO LD

HER T O N A SO LD PREMIER PROPERTY!!

Pristine large detached 3 bedroom, all brick bungalow -- Original owner. New garage doors, newer windows and doors, separate entrance to potential In-law suite, 2 kitchens, 3 baths, 2 car garage and many extras! Fabulous Jane and Lawrence location for only $679,900!!

LARGE DETACHED 2 STOREY!!

Located in the beautiful town of Erin, great property, large home with spacious principal rooms, plenty of room for large family or potential to generate revenue. Parking for 6 cars, in-ground pool and hot tub, plus many extras, close to all amenities in town, great value for $489,000!!

ISLINGTON & NORSEMAN!!

Fabulous Ranch style bungalow in high demand south Etobicoke area. Wide 53’ lot, with concrete double drive, well maintained property, 3+1 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 full baths, separate in-law with 2 entrances, large verandah, deck and interlock patio, new roof (2007), thermal Windows and many extras for $699,000!!

MAPLE LEAF / KEELE!!

RENOVATED 2 STOREY GEM!!

Detached 3+1bdrm, brick bungalow, situated on a premium 50’ lot, in fabulous neighborhood. Large open concept living and dining rm, hardwood floor, separate side entrance to finished bsmnt, ideal for entertaining or in-law suite, thousands spent must be seen.

Fabulous Woodbridge 4 bedroom. Large foyer with circular staircase, renovated kitchen, granite countertop, open concept family room with fireplace, sunroom addition, main floor den, finished basement with 2nd kitchen, ideal for entertaining or in-law suite, steps to school. $649,900

BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW!!

THE ESSEX 2 Tridel built fabulous corner suite 2+1 bedroom, open concept living & dining rm, W/O to balcony fabulous kitchen, granite countertop, breakfast bar, master bedroom with ensuite & walk-in closet, amazing amenities, steps to subway Bloor line/ Kipling Station only $379,900!!

SOLD FAST FOR 98% OF ASKING!!

Situated on a quiet cul de sac, premium 50’ lot, gorgeous landscaping brings out its beauty, large patio & pond, renovated kitchen, 3 bdrms, spacious principal rooms, and separate entrance to 2 bdrm in-law suite for only $479,900!!

CORSO ITALIA, AMAZING VALUE!!

THE BELLARIA RESIDENCE!!

Detached 3 bedroom, 2 Storey in high demand location. Gorgeous original wood, formal dining room, spacious living room, family size kitchen, detached double garage, walk to amenities, spectacular opportunity!!

Incredible luxury condo, great location close to Vaughan Mills shopping centre,Canada’sWonderland,restaurants, and all conveniences. Fabulous gated community, 24hr concierge, Fantastic facilities, spacious 2 bdrm condo, stainless steel appl.Granite countertop,gleaming ceramic & hardwood flrs thru-out. A must see for $589,900!!

CUSTOM BUILT RAISED BUNGALOW!!

SCARLETT & EGLINTON!! Incredible 3 bedroom suite, opportunity knocks, great location, well maintained, spacious layout, parquet floors throughout, 2 full washrooms, ensuite laundry, and all amenities, located close to TTC, parks, golf course and all conveniences only $299,000!!

SOLD FAST FOR TOP $$$!!

Large 3 bedroom home in the picturesque town of Lefroy, just North of Bradford. Renovated eatin kitchen, W/O to deck, spacious open concept living & dining room, laminate floors thru-out, large private fenced lot, steps to Killarney Beach, and Lake must be seen for only $349,900!!

Merry Christmas!!

THE TIDES AT MYSTIC POINTE!!

Amazing opportunity, 2 bedroom suite split bedroom plan, 10’ ceilings, huge balcony 2 w/o, fabulous amenities include concierge, gym, aerobics, squash, sauna and outdoor pool, steps to lake, waterfront trails, and all conveniences, just minutes to downtown Toronto. Live the life for only $295,000!!

LUXURY SHERWAY GARDENS !!

Spectacular 1 bedroom brand new never lived in suite, open concept layout, gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertop, modern kitchen, new appliances, all amenities, pool , Gym, theatre, and much more, plus 24 hr Concierge, steps to transit & Sherway Gardens Mall, amazing value only $249,900!!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

from Royal Lepage West Realty Group Brokerage

REAL ESTATE

THANK YOU and BEST WISHES to you and your families FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Royal Lepage West Brokerage is Celebrating 39 Years of Service in Etobicoke John Anter**

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Listing availability spurs price growth GTA realtors reported 2,483 residential sales during the first two weeks of December. This represented an 18 per cent increase compared to 2,104 sales reported during the same period in 2012. The number of new listings entered into the TorontoMLS system was basically unchanged from a year ago. “The key story in the GTA housing market continues to surround the availability of listings, or lack thereof. With the cost of homeownership remaining affordable, we have seen a resurgence in buying activity in the second half of 2013,” says Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher. “However, growth in listings has not matched

growth in sales. The result has been more buyers competing for fewer listings. This is why we continue to experience strong price growth.” The average selling price for December mid-month transactions was up 10 per cent to $520,379, compared to $471,602 reported for the first 14 days of December 2012. “Inventory levels will remain low in many parts of the GTA in 2014, especially where lowrise home types are concerned, including single-detached and semi-detached houses and townhomes,” says Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “Expect above-inflation price growth to continue next year.” – TREB

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High energy score could help sell home An energy score is an rating given to your home after it has been audited by a professional home energy auditor. Similar to a house's walking score, an energy score can be listed on the MLS listing for your home, and it can be a selling point for potential buyers. Assessing previous energy bills are not always indicative of the actual energy efficiency of the home. Often times, energy bills reflect the lifestyle of the residents, not the house's efficiency. An energy audit and energy score provides potential buyers the actual efficiency of your home. An energy audit rates your home's energy efficiency level on a scale of zero to 100. The more energy efficient the home is, the higher the score.

A rating of zero represents a home with major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high energy consumption, whereas a rating of 80 represents an airtight, well-insulated, and sufficiently ventilated home with high-efficiency equipment. During an energy audit, homeowners receive recommendations on upgrades that can help make their home more energy efficient. By having your realtor include your energy score on your MLS listing and other marketing material, you are letting potential buyers know that they can save on their energy costs. For more information on your home's energy efficiency, visit www.knowyourenergyscore.ca. – newscanada.com

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ming, but it will also help fund computer equipment upgrades so that youth will have access to the latest technologies. M a r i l y n Fr i e d m a n n , the newest member of the MicroSkills board of directors, said the youth centre has for the last 10 years been “one of the few supports for youth in this neighbourhood”, offering a range of programs, including after-school programs, life skills, employment services, education support and leadership development. But after a decade of program expansion and increasing client numbers, she added, the youth centre has outgrown its home. “This (Rotary) initiative will lead to more innovative programming and support that can address some of the most difficult challenges currently faced by youth in our community and propel them to their full potential.”

Hazel Webb, MicroSkills’ longtime director of community programs and services, said that since the youth centre opened in Etobicoke a decade ago, she’s seen more than 100 of the local youth who’ve walked through the centre’s doors move on to post-secondary education and a “clear path to a brighter future.” Many of them, like Zacharia Omar, have since returned themselves to help mentor their younger peers. Omar, now a 25-year-old aspiring police officer, said he was just a 16-year-old kid when he first started attending MicroSkills programs. “I had a lot of people supporting me, but a lot of kids in this neighbourhood don’t have that same support. MicroSkills offers them that opportunity.”

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Breakfast treats WALMART WOMEN GIVE BACK: Below, Students at Elmlea Junior School got a treat from the women at Rexdale’s Walmart this month in the form of a breakfast of muffins from McDonalds and drinks and fruit from the store. Here, Walmart representative and event coordinator Wendy Bhagoutie (left) and employee Dolly Bhattacharjee (second left) serve students (from the left) Tonoy, Cynthia, Elle Aura, Sahar and principal Aarti Patel, and viceprincipal Geraldine Cousins.

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‘Favourable’ soil testing at Stonegate health centre CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Christmas came early this year for Stonegate residents who learned late last week that “favourable” soil testing recently completed at the soon-to-be-redeveloped Stonegate Plaza means the local community health centre will be allowed to remain on-site throughout upcoming remediation, demolition and construction work. “The results confirmed what we

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Helpful options available to stay at home Toronto Central CCAC supports seniors living on their own When older adults are having difficulty doing everything they used to do at home, there is a big fear for many: the prospect of having to leave their homes before they feel ready. But there’s reassuring news: many options are available to help people manage in their homes. For those finding grocery shopping and preparing healthy meals difficult, referrals to Meals on Wheels or organizations that provide volunteers to help with shopping trips can make life much easier. For people isolated due to limited mobility or health challenges, day and night activity programs can provide them with social interaction, nutritional support, mental health support and transportation. The Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (TC CCAC) Information and Referral line can inform callers about services available for themselves or family members. But more help may be needed for people with chronic health problems. A call to TC CCAC can start the process of receiving homecare services. A new client receives a visit

had hoped for where the community health centre is, and that confirmation is that the soil and ground water there is fine,” said Gerard Caverson, VP of finance for the Vandyk Group of Companies in an interview with The Guardian Monday. “So now we can move forward with allowing (Stonegate Community Health Centre) to stay, which was always our hope and certainly a bestcase scenario.” Vandyk bought the 55-yearold Berry Road plaza in August and have since announced plans to redevelop the 5.3acre site to include three condominium buildings ranging in height from four to eight storeys, a series of townhouses and a large, two-storey commercial/retail building to accommodate a ground-floor grocery store, plus a secondstorey replacement space for

Stonegate CHC. But before any of that construction can take place, the lengthy process of remediating the contaminated soil detected elsewhere on the site will have to take place – contamination that was traced back to chemicals used by a long-closed dry cleaning business that used to operate out of the plaza. Health centre remains Bev Leaver, Stonegate CHC’s executive director, said news the soil surrounding the centre was deemed clean, therefore allowing the centre to remain operational onsite until their new home is built in late 2015, came as a relief to staff and their 4,000 clients. “It’s quite a relief to have some certainty about our future so that we can commu-

nicate that to our community, who were quite anxious about whether we would be forced to move,” Leaver said. The transition is not without its bumps, however. While the location of Stonegate CHC’s main operations will remain intact throughout its redevelopment, its Annex site, which is just a few doors down and houses the centre’s dental services and children’s programming, is slated to be demolished some time in the new year. Despite that setback, Leaver said she is committed to maintaining those services, which will either be relocated into the CHC’s main location or to an adjoining empty building just to the east of the health centre.

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Richview United Church Messy Church – December 22, 2013 – 10:30 am • Christmas Eve – 7 pm Last-Chance Carol Service and Sunday School – December 29, 2013 – 10:30 am For more details, call 416-621-5030 from a TC CCAC care coordinator. These are health professionals trained to listen to and work with people to reach their health goals. The care coordinator will ask what’s most important to the person, their family and caregiver. Then she will include the individual’s family doctor and create a customized care plan. Next, the care coordinator gathers the team of healthcare professionals and the client to make the plan work. She maintains a relationship with the client, updates the care plan and maintains communications between the client, the primary care provider and the rest of the care team. If a client’s health takes a turn for the worse, the care coordinator can arrange for more care at home or help with identifying more appropriate care options. Unnecessary hospital stays and trips to the emergency department may be reduced.

Homecare is not just for seniors. Parents who need help caring for children with complex medical needs and adults with chronic medical challenges can also qualify for homecare support. Even those needing palliative care can be supported to die with dignity in their own homes. With a little help from their community, those with complex health needs are increasingly able to live in their communities and enjoy a high quality of life. All TC CCAC services, including care coordination, are free of charge, paid for by the Government of Ontario. Services provided by community agencies may have fees attached; often subsidies are available. To learn more about Toronto Central CCAC services, call (416) 506-9888.

—Gayle Seddon, Director, Community Programs, Toronto Central CCAC

C.S.I. Christ Church Toronto Christmas Carol service – December 21, 2013, 6:30 pm • Christmas Day Service – 11 am Family Sunday – December 29, 2013, 2 pm • Year-Ending Worship – December 31, 2013, 10:30 pm, with a Candlelight New Year Service and Holy Communion immediately following For more details, call 905-499-1382, 647-773-1280, 647-295-2772, or 416-890-6350, or visit our website: www.csitoronto.org

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SHOPPERS DRUG MART AT SIX POINT PLAZA GIVES BACK On December 10, Pharmacist and owner of Shoppers Drug Mart at Six Point Plaza, Ian Stewart (right) along with his staff, made their annual donation to ten local families, which they adopted for the holiday season. Toys were collected and donated to the Five with D.R.I.V.E. Foundation which works in communities serving our neighbors with love in creative and practical ways. Donations were made possible thanks to the The Shoppers Drug Mart staff.


Eleventh Annual BEARY MERRY Christmas 2013

Metroland Media Toronto is very proud to be the founder of the Beary Merry Christmas Campaign. For the 11th consecutive year, Etobicoke Guardian employees will deliver teddy bears to children spending the holidays in our local hospitals. We are so proud to have Samko & Miko as the official sponsor of this year’s teddy bears. As you can see, there are many other community minded businesses in the area that have generously purchased a bear for a child this season. We thank all of our partners for helping us put smiles on the faces of so many children this Holiday Season.

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Offer(s) available on select new 2013/2014 models through participating dealers to qualified retail customers who take delivery by January 2, 2014. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers are subject to change without notice. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,665, $34 tire recycling/filter charges, $5 OMVIC fee, environmental fee, variable dealer administration fees (up to $399) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013/2014 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. ¤“Don’t Pay Until Spring” o er (150-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing on select new 2014 models. No interest will accrue during the first 120 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest accrues and the purchaser will repay both the principal and interest monthly over the contract’s term. §Up to $750 customer bonus is available on 2014 Cadenza ($750), 2013/2014 Rio4&5 door ($200), 2013/2014 Soul ($250), 2014 Forte ($250), 2013/2014 Optima/Optima Hybrid ($300), 2013/2014 Sportage ($300), 2014 Sorento ($375), 2014 Rondo ($300), 2014 Sedona ($400). Savings cannot be combined with Don’t Pay Until Spring offer. Offer only available on finance terms, not cash or lease offers. Financing are OAC, Cost of the borrowing for every $10,000 @4.99% is aprox. $2148. 4.99% is variable rate prime (3%) plus 1.99% ≠Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C. for new 2014 Sorento 2.4L LX AT FWD (SR75BE)/2014 Forte LX MT (FO541E) based on a selling price of $28,893/17,913 is $159/$98 with an APR of 0% for 60/84 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8,255/$0 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Cash purchase price for the new 2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) is $19,893 and includes a cash savings of $4,000 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers). Retailer may sell for less. ‡$4,000 cash savings on the cash purchase of an eligible new 2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) from a participating dealer between December 3, 2013-January 2, 2014, is deducted from the selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers including the “Don’t Pay Until Spring” offer. Some conditions apply. ∞NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Phase 1 Entry Period ended November 30, 2013, at the close of regular business hours at participating Kia dealerships. Phase 2 Entry Period ends December 31, 2013, at the close of regular business hours at participating Kia dealerships. Open to age-of-majority residents of Canada. 60 Prizes (30 attributed to Phase 1 and 30 attributed to Phase 2), each consisting of a cheque that may range in value from $15,350 to $46,859. Odds of winning a Phase 1 Prize depend on the number of eligible Phase 1 Entries received before the applicable Phase 1 Draw Date. Odds of winning a Phase 2 Prize depend on the number of eligible Phase 2 Entries received before the applicable Phase 2 Draw Date. Skill-testing question required. For full contest rules and no-purchase entry details, visit www.kia.ca. ∆Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2014 Sorento 3.3L EX AT AWD (SR75HE)/2014 Forte SX (FO748E)/2014 Rondo EX Luxury (RN756E) is $34,195/$26,195/$32,195. Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2014 Sorento LX 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2014 Forte 1.8L MPI 4-cyl (M/T)/2014 Rondo 2.0L GDI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation

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New RLX flagship ready to take on best in segment Acura rolled out the all-new RLX mid-luxury sedan in June, and it is outselling its predecessor by a factor of 5:1. The RLX is not only less stodgy than the car it replaces – with its sweeping profile, powerful shoulders, more pronounced wheel arches, and bolder front end – but is also wider and has a longer wheelbase. This translates into a more powerful presence on the road and a more spacious passenger cabin. Indeed, the extra 50 mm between the wheels helps give the RLX an added 64 mm of rear legroom, besting competitors like the BMW 535i, Lexus GS350 and Audi A6. You can really stretch out in back. But it’s not simply being the largest and most expensive vehicle in the showroom that earns the RLX its flagship status. To be competitive with the European models, and now even the North Americans, performance must be up to scratch – technology even more so. And after a week behind the wheel of the 2014 RLX ‘Elite’ model (MSRP $62,190), it is apparent that Acura has checked all the right boxes. The base package, at just a tick under $50K, has a long equipment list that won’t leave many buyers wanting. This includes tri-zone automatic climate control; heated front seats with 12-way power adjust; power tilt and telescoping steering that is leatherwrapped with audio, phone and cruise controls; smart key with push button start; power moonroof; seveninch infotainment display; multi-angle rearview camera; lane departure warning; 10-speaker AM/FM/XM/ CD/MP3 audio; Bluetooth and more. The touchscreen display cuts the clutter. Many functions are available within its intuitive menu system, and it provides feedback in the form of a vibration under your fingertips. Abundant soft-touch materials line the passenger cabin, and elements like the stitched leather instrument panel cover, woodgrain trim, chrome accents and ambient lighting, all combine for an upscale environment. I’ve always felt that Acura interiors are among the best in the business. But my tester was the top of three trim levels that included all of the above, along with everything in the Tech model at $55,990, and much more. Like the Tech, Elite includes such features as the AcuraLink Connectivity System, navigation on an additional eight-inch display, heated steering wheel, blind spot information system, rain-sensing wipers and Milano leather seating. But the extra $6K also adds parking sensors, auto-dimming side mirrors and other driver aids. You’re probably familiar with adaptive cruise control, which maintains a preset speed

and distance from the vehicle ahead. But ‘low-speed follow’, also part of the Elite package, extends this capability to stop-and-go traffic. The Collision Mitigation Braking System uses radar to determine the distance and closing speed of objects ahead and if you don’t heed the warnings, it will tighten your seatbelt and apply the binders. This won’t necessarily prevent an accident, but should reduce the impact. And lastly, the e-pretensioners automatically snug your seatbelts when sensors detect anything out of the ordinary. Say, for example, going a little hard into a corner. Elite also receives some less complex goodies, like power rear sunshade, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and manual sunshades in the rear side windows. The RLX exterior hasn’t missed out on Acura’s high tech treatment. Case in point is the Jewel Eye headlamps that create a striking element with their dualstacked array of LEDs to illuminate the road. It works as well as any HID headlamps I’ve tested, while using less power – just 68 watts in total. There are LEDs in the taillights as well. Sport mode delays shifts from the six-speed SportShift automatic (for better acceleration) and adds weight to the electric power steering. This function may see little use from those who’d buy the RLX, and won’t turn the car into an M5, but it does notch up the fun factor. Resist the urge to mash the pedal, and you’ll be rewarded with surprising fuel economy. Maybe not equal to its 10.5/6.4/8.6L/100km (city/ hwy/comb) NRCan rating, but more than you would expect from a vehicle of this size and heft. Also surprising for a large, mid-size sedan is this Acura’s agility. Thanks to precision all-wheel steering (P-AWS), it handles more like a sports sedan than a boulevard cruiser. P-AWS senses the right amount of independent rear-wheel steering (toe angle) needed for the driving conditions and can apply up to 2.0 degrees of negative or positive toe angle. It’s subtle, but enough to deliver crisper lane changes (all wheels angled the same direction), sharper low-speed turns (wheels angled opposite), and more confident handling on twisty roads. In particular in snowy conditions is where PAWS counteracts understeer through the corners. Crisp styling and performance, along with a comfortable cabin and long list of driver amenities make it a contender among some of the best in its segment. – Neil Moore Metroland Media

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The Muppet Christmas Carol (Movies for Kids - It’s Cold Outside! Series) WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Based on Charles Dickens classic tale of Christmas, this holiday favourite stars Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, and other Muppet favourites as they put their unique twist on this tale . Dropin movie. Limited space. First come, first seated. Toddler/Preschool Winter Special WHEN: 11 a.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: 416-394-5210 COST: Free Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 19 months to five years and their caregivers. A Night in Bethlehem WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Richview Baptist Church, 1548 Kipling Ave. CONTACT: Sue Netterfield, 416243-9930, sue_netterfield@yahoo.ca COST: Free Roman guards, census takers, shepherds, angels, Mary and Joseph, live stable animals and the market place to fill all your senses. Discover that miraculous night when Jesus was born. Walk through drama resets every 10 minutes, craft marketplace, coffee house and stable animals.

w Saturday, Dec. 21

Old-Fashioned Christmas with the Variante Harp and Flute Duo WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Catherine Richardson, 289-242-2176, www.varianteduo. com, harpandflute@varianteduo.com COST: $20 - a portion of the proceeds to the Mabelle Food Program Join harpist Nathalie Younglai harp and flutist Catherine Richardson

Tea and Books WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Stephen Arroz, 416-394-5270, eaprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Discuss new books and old favourites with library staff. Light refreshments provided. Call to register. while listening to the smooth sounds of Christmas. National Film Board of Canada Holiday Themed Shorts WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free An eclectic offering of animation from the National Film Board of Canada. Screening includes: Noël Noël - A Holiday Fairytale; Lucretia; An Old Box; The Story of Christmas; Lights for Gita and The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin.Drop-in movies. First vome, first seated.

w Sunday, Dec. 22

Fellowship Presbyterian Church WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 80 Thistle Down Blvd CONTACT: Aileen Chisholm, 416749-0461, aileenmcrae@live.com COST: Free Cantata. Light refreshments will be served

w Monday, Dec. 23

Branch 101 Euchre WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 101, 3850 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Patricia Conway-Willis, 416-695-3976, patriciaconwaywillis@sympatico.ca COST: $5 Come out and have fun and make new friends.

w Friday, Dec. 27

Jack the Giant Slayer (Movies for Kids - It’s Cold Outside! Series) WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack is now fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess. Drop-in movie. Limited space. First come, first seated.

w Saturday, Dec. 28

Chess in the Library WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: 416-394-5210 COST: Free Come and have fun playing chess. All ages, all levels welcome.

w Monday, Dec. 30

Branch 101 Euchre WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 101, 3850 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Patricia Conway-Willis, 416-695-3976, patriciaconwaywillis@sympatico.ca COST: $5 Come out and have fun and make

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

ment. Meet fellow gardeners, share tips, and exchange seeds and plants.

Goodyear Toastmasters WHEN: 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. WHERE: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall CONTACT: Catherine Kovacic, VP of Public Relations, catherinekovacic@live.ca COST: Free Develop public speaking and leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment with a diverse group of people.

w Sunday, Jan. 12

w Monday, Jan. 6

Crafting at Franklin Horner WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416 252-6822, franklinhorner.susan@gmail.com COST: Free Drop in for knitting, crocheting and needlework. Bring your own project or work on a fundraising project.

Taoist Tai Chi Open House WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Taoist Tai Chi Society, 35 Chauncey Ave. CONTACT: Janka Safar/Barb Taylor, 416-236-0720, etobicoke@ taoist.org COST: Free Renovate your mind and body. Discover the health benefits of the internal arts of Taoist Tai Chi. Etobicoke Camera Club WHEN: 7 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Irene Barton, 416231-7964, www. etobicokecameraclub. org, info@etobicokecameraclub.org COST: Free Live judging of the architecture images. A great opportunity to come and see some beautiful images, and learn what makes a good image.

w Thursday, Jan. 9

Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society Meeting WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Long Branch Public Library, 3500 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: chair@ legsetobicoke.ca COST: Free Come out to L.E.G.S. monthly meeting. Guest speaker, Julie Forand, founder of Sprout Guerrilla, explains how live moss is being used as wall paint in an effort to transform our urban concrete environ-

Jazz vespers WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 25 St. Phillips Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free A casual, relaxing hour of prayer and great music with musicians Barbara Lica with Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny.

w Tuesday, Jan. 14

Knitting and Crocheting at Your Library WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Richview library, 1806 Islington Ave. CONTACT: 416-394-5120 COST: Free Once a month, drop in to share your interest in knitting and crocheting. Bring your yarn and needles. Patterns and instructions are provided Meet the Author: Terry Reardon WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: eaprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca, 416-394-5270 COST: Free Born just two weeks apart in 1874, Winston Churchill and William Lyon Mackenzie King took different paths to achieve their objective of a parliamentary career. Acclaimed author Terry Reardon discusses his book: Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King: So Similar, So Different. Register in advance.

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TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WEST REGION/SENIOR TIER 2 WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 ◗ West Humber CI vs. Weston CI (Weston CI, 100 Pine St., 3 p.m.) ◗ North Albion CI vs. Vaughan Road Academy (Vaughan Road Academy , 529 Vaughan Rd., 3 p.m.) THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ Kipling CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 3 p.m.) ◗ Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy vs. Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI., 569 Jane St., 3 p.m.) ◗ Kipling CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 3:30 p.m.) WEST REGION/SENIOR TIER 1 WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 ◗ Martingrove CI vs. Etobicoke SA (Etobicoke SA, 675 Royal York Rd., 3 p.m.) ◗ Silverthorn CI vs. York Memorial CI York Memorial CI, 2690 Eglinton Ave. W., 3 p.m.) WEST REGION/JUNIOR TUESDAY, JAN. 7 ◗ Martingrove CI vs. George Harvey CI (George Harvey CI, 1700 Keele St., 3:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 ◗ Vaughan Road Academy vs. Etobicoke SA (Etobicoke SA, 675 Royal York Rd., 4:15 p.m.) ◗ West Humber CI vs. Weston CI (Weston CI., 100 Pine St., 4:15 p.m.) THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ North Albion CI vs. Richview CI (Richview CI, 1738 Islington Ave., 3:30 p.m.) ◗ Silverthorn CI vs.Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI, 569 Jane St., York Rd., 4:15 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL WEST REGION/SENIOR TUESDAY, JAN. 7 ◗ George Harvey CI vs. Silverthorn CI (Silverthorn CI, 291 Mill Rd., 3 p.m.) ◗ Weston CI vs. York Memorial CI (York Memorial CI, 2690 Eglinton Ave. W., 3 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 ◗ Lakeshore CI vs. Richview CI (Richview CI, 1738 Islington Ave., 3 p.m.)

active@insidetoronto.com ◗ West Humber CI vs. Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy (Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy, 15 Trehorne Dr., 3:30 p.m.)

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THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ York Memorial CI vs.North Albion CI (North Albion CI, 2580 Kipling Ave., 3 p.m.) ◗ Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy vs. Kipling CI (Kipling CI, 380 The Westway, 3:30 p.m.)

Richview Collegiate’s Romas Simkus (24) shoots over George Harvey Collegiate’s Brian Bihari (22) during high school senior boys’ basketball action at George Harvey on Monday. The home team went on to win the game 58-35.

MONDAY, JAN. 13 ◗ George Harvey CI vs. Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI, 569 Jane St., York Rd., 3 p.m.) ◗ Martingrove CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 3:30 p.m.) ◗ Richview CI vs. Etobicoke CI (Etobicoke CI, 675 Royal York Rd., 3 p.m.)

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TUESDAY, JAN. 14 ◗ Kipling CI vs. Weston CI (Weston CI., 100 Pine St., 3 p.m.) ◗ Martingrove CI vs. West Humber CI (West Humber CI, 1675 Martin Grove Rd., 3 p.m.)

UPCOMING GAME In TDCAA, girls volleyball, west region, senior, tier 2, Monsignor Johnson takes on Don Bosco on Jan. 7.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 ◗ Lakeshore CI vs. Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI., 569 Jane St., 3 p.m.) ◗ Martingrove CI vs. Kipling CI (Kipling CI, 380 The Westway, 3:30 p.m.) WEST REGION/JUNIOR TUESDAY, JAN. 7 ◗ George Harvey CI vs. Silverthorn CI (Silverthorn CI, 291 Mill Rd., 4:15 p.m.) ◗ Weston CI vs. York Memorial CI (York Memorial CI, 2690 Eglinton Ave. W., 4:15 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 ◗ Lakeshore CI vs. Richview CI (Richview CI, 1738 Islington Ave., 4:15 p.m.) THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ Etobicoke CI vs. vs. Vaughan Road Academy (Vaughan Road Academy , 529 Vaughan Rd., 4:15 p.m.) ◗ York Memorial CI vs.North Albion CI (North Albion CI, 2580 Kipling Ave., 4:15 p.m.) MONDAY, JAN. 13 ◗ George Harvey CI vs. Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI, 569 Jane St., York Rd., 4:15p.m.)

◗ Martingrove CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 4:15 p.m.) ◗ Richview CI vs. Etobicoke CI (Etobicoke CI, 675 Royal York Rd., 4:15 p.m.)

At Tapestry Retirement Communities, we do everything we can to make sure you always look and feel your best. Whether it’s a customized fitness program, pampering yourself in our salon or enjoying the company of interesting people like yourself, Tapestry provides the resources and support to help you do it. 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. Rita Fraser Fraser still turning a head or two

TDCAA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WEST REGION/JUNIOR/TIER 1 TUESDAY, JAN. 7 ◗ Archbishop Romero vs. Loretto College (Loretto College, 151 Rosemount Ave.) ◗ Bishop Allen vs. St. Joseph’s (St. Joseph’s,

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