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Tokens4Change Battle for the ball sees students helping youth CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Young student performers from more than 20 high schools, colleges and universities across Toronto went underground today to busk for a brighter future for their homeless peers in Etobicoke – one TTC token at a time. Now in its third year, the To k e n s 4 C h a n g e e v e n t s a w Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke School of the Arts and Humber College students join in with more than 400 students from across the city to sing, dance, paint, and improv at 13 of the TTC’s busiest subway stations and three PATH locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All tokens and donations collected will

benefit the homeless youth living at Etobicoke’s Youth Without Shelter (YWS). Last year, the Tokens4Change event raised nearly $65,000 – the equivalent of more than 21,500 tokens. Those tokens, in turn, helped homeless youth living at YWS travel back and forth to job interviews, to school, to medical appointments and to counselling sessions – opening doors to the community services homeless youth need most. This year, that goal has grown to $100,000 to fund both the transportation and essential support programs utilized by the 1,000 homeless youth served by YWS each year, said Judy Leroux, YWS’s development manager. >>>MONEY, page 2

Stem cell swabbing clinics held at Humber College’s campuses Humber College has partnered up with OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network to host Get Swabbed this month. Hu m b e r t e a m e d u p w i t h OneMatch to help the organization reach a goal of getting more young (aged 17 to 35), ethnically diverse male stem cell donors to help make OneMatch more reflective of Canada’s population. According to Canadian Blood Services, more than 900 people are currently waiting for a stem cell match from an unrelated donor.

UPCOMING All are encouraged to attend one of the following events: nGet Swabbed! Lakeshore Campus organized by Police Foundations: Monday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lakeshore Commons (L1017), 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W. n Get Swabbed! North Campus organized by the Bachelor of Nursing: Thursday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the North Campus Concourse (K Building), 205 Humber College Blvd.

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playing defence: Bishop Marrocco Royal Todd Williams goes up for a shot as a Michael Power Trojan player (14) attempts a block. The hometeam Royals defeated the Trojans 60-33.

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Women unite to mentor single mothers in Rexdale CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Every Wednesday morning, Mae Anthony and Ashley Leitch meet up to connect, grow and thrive together. As one of about 20 mentor-single mom matches brought together through the innovative new Moms Arise! program at Rexdale Alliance Church, Anthony and Leitch have spent the last five months bonding over their shared experience of the struggles and triumphs of motherhood. “We love each other,” said a beaming Anthony, a Rexdale Alliance congregant who volunteered to mentor single mom Leitch through the Moms Arise! program. “She’s a really special girl, and we’re learning a lot from each other. We’re at very different places in our lives, so we help each other that way.” Funded by World Vision and officially launched last September, the Moms Arise! program reaches out to single moms in Rexdale who feel alone and overwhelmed by life, with the threefold aim to see them connect, grow and thrive together. “We’re a faith-based organization, so we felt really strongly that God had called Rexdale (Alliance) to pursue this as another ministry...What we’re doing with Moms Arise! is we’re providing these single moms with the hope that there is an alternative and that there are other ways to live, to parent, to manage money – because they will admit themselves that they are in crisis all the time,” said Candice Pascal van Alphen, who runs the Moms Arise! program alongside Deirdre >>>PROGRAM, page 12


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Money raised helps support key programs at the shelter >>>from page 1 “Not only does that money support tokens and transit, but it also goes towards developing and supporting the key essential programs here at the shelter,” Leroux said. “What that allows our residents is not only the access to transit, but it also allows us to continue developing new programs, like last year’s introduction of a new employment program.” Since opening more than 25 years ago, YWS has grown and evolved to not only offer a safe, warm bed for youth, but now offers a full circle of care, including counselling, an effective life skills program, employment guidance, placement in affordable housing, and a Stay in School Program, among many others. In addition to raising funds and token for YWS youth, the Tokens4Change campaign has also begun creating widespread awareness of youth homelessness through a series of educational workshops in participating schools, said Leroux. “That’s the newest com-

ponent – in addition to performances on the day of the event, which we have always embraced, we’ve also tried to create more social awareness and change through the arts by bringing the arts into the schools to the kids beforehand,” she said. Student work can now be spotted on TTC posters, TV and radio public service announcement ads, public art installations and in live busking across Toronto – including TV PSAs by Greenwood College students and PACT, “inspiration canvasses” by La Citadelle students and Cre8Cure on display at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, and an art installation representing what shelter means on display in the Sheraton PATH system by Upper Canada College students. “When commuters walk by, they are going to be blown away with what has been created,” Tokens4Change co-founder Salar Javid said in a statement. “We have hundreds of student canvassers, actors, DJs, dancers and poets

in the subway. It’s about youth for youth, it’s about art for empathy.” This year’s Tokens4Change performers busked and collected tokens for YWS residents at Finch, Islington, King, Kipling, Osgoode, Queen, Queen’s Park, Spadina, St. Andrew, St. Clair, St. Patrick, St. George, Union stations, as well as in the Brookfield Place, Bay and Adelaide Center, Sheraton Hotel PATH locations. Participating schools also included: Royal St. George’s College, Havergal College, Parkdale Collegiate Institute, Blyth Academy, Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate, Branksome Hall, Loretto College School, Mentor College, Fieldstone Day School, Ryerson University, Chaminade College School, and University of Toronto. Donations can be made o n l i n e a t w w w. t o k e n s4change.com/donations or by sending a cheque to: Tokens 4 Change c/o Youth Without Shelter, 6 Warrendale Court, Toronto, ON, M9V 1P9

Condo dwellers, city staff discuss issues Condominium residents in Etobicoke are invited to attend an upcoming consultation with City of Toronto staff. The purpose of the consultation is to engage with condo residents, condo boards, businesses located in condo buildings, property managers,

IN BRIEF city staff and others to identify possible changes to city policies related to condo living in Toronto. The focus of the two-hour meeting will be identifying the issues that condo residents are

currently experiencing and then developing a set of ideas to help the City of Toronto address those issues. The Etobicoke meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W.


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Etobicoke youth honoured for impact on community CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com

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dedication to helping youth at risk reach their full potential is the common denominator tying together this year’s six diverse recipients of Rotary Club of Toronto West’s Youth Impact Awards. Janice O’Born, Julie Polsinelli, Amber Morley, and John Tyers were celebrated as this year’s individual award recipients, while LAMP Community Health Centre and The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation were named as organizational honorees at the 14th Annual Awards Gala, held last Friday with more than 300 guests in attendance at the Old Mill Inn. This year’s Rotary Lifetime Achievement Youth Impact Award went to O’Born, chairman of The Printing House Charitable Office. Since founding the Charitable Office in 1985, O’Born has raised millions of dollars on behalf of charities as varied as The Hospital for Sick Children and SickKids Foundation, Sunnybrook Trauma Unit, CANFAR, The Canadian Centre for Diversity, and VOICE, through the various fundraising projects she’s directed. “A believer in the importance of supporting family and community, Janice influences every person that she meets with the spirit of voluntarism and philanthropy,” reads her Rotary profile, which also notes that O’Born has received many recognition awards for her contributions and humanitarian endeavours in helping children and youth. Other Youth Impact Awards handed out in recognition of exemplary contributions and dedication to assisting youth include: Individual under 18: Julie Polsinelli, 17 Now a Grade 12 student at Humberside Collegiate Institute, Julie first became involved with fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation when she was in Grade 5 at Fern Public School – an experience she said showed her the true extent to which an

individual can positively affect change. A leader in her community ever since, Julie has been involved with Harbourfront Camps, the Scotiabank Marathon, Inside Ride, and Ontario Track 3 Ski Association over the years. Individual under 25: Amber Morley, 23 A youth activist described by many as a “trailblazer,” Morley has championed south Etobicoke youth’s desperate need for recreational gym space and positive, youth-led programming through deputations at city hall, and at rallies and meetings with community leaders. A recent Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal recipient, Morley is exceedingly active in her community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Remix Project and on the Grants Committee for the Laidlaw Foundation, plus delivering youth workshops at LAMP Community Health Centre. Individual Award: John Tyers A native Etobian and longtime local coach, Tyers now spends much of his spare time volunteering with a program he co-founded in 2009 – the Islington Community Golf Association. Based out of the Islington Golf Club, where Tyers is a longstanding member, this free program “uses the game of golf to teach disadvantaged youth aged eight to 18 various life skills, with an emphasis on social skills and respect for others,” while also encouraging higher education and offering youth opportunities for summer employment. Business Award: The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Recognized as the largest public foundation in the country dedicated exclusively to supporting women’s shelters and violence prevention programs, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has raised more then $15 million for women’s shelters since

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Top left, Amber Morley, left, is presented with the Under 25 Youth Award by Rotary Club of Toronto West president Dennis Good during the club's 14th Annual Rotary Youth Impact Awards Gala on Friday at the Old Mill Inn. Top right, Humberside Collegiate Grade 12 student Julie Polsinelli is presented with the Under 18 Youth Award by Good.

Above, from left, Pepisco's Simone Laronde, Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation executive director Shanan Spencer and Dennis Good take part in the presentation of the Business Award to Spencer. Above right, The Printing House’s Charitable Office chair Janice O’Born, left, accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award from Good and Metroland Media - Central publisher Ian Proudfoot. Bottom left, John Tyers is presented with the Individual Award while LAMP Community Health Centre executive director Russ Ford is presented the Community Organization Award by Royal Lepage Kingsway Branch’s Liz Stevenson and Rotary president Good.

1998. Across Canada, nearly 200 shelters are funded, helping 30,000 women and children each year. Community Service: LAMP Community Health Centre LAMP “strives to

improve quality of life by supporting people to reach their full potential” by working in partnership with the community to address new and emerging community needs, and by supporting a wide range of health care services, community programs, and advocacy initiatives

that promote physical, emotional, social, and economic well-being. Established in 1976, LAMP has grown and expanded over the years to the point where it now currently hosts 19 LAMP programs and boasts six participating agencies. Services include social

and health programs for individuals and families, and co-ordination of resources to facilitate and improve human services. For the complete biography of all recipients, read the full story at www.etobicokeguardian.com


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Can Di Giorgio deliver balance on future budgets?

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he city’s new budget chief, Frank Di Giorgio, has quite the job ahead of him as Toronto’s new budget chief. The fact Mayor Rob Ford sees Di Giorgio as “very very loyal to the administration”, those not so loyal to Ford will, if tradition continues, find ways to counter his suggestions as to how the city’s books should be balanced. Unlike his predecessor, Mike Del Grande, who quit after councillors tweaked his 2013 operating budget and called for more transparency in the process, let’s hope Di Giorgio is not as quick to protest and remains open minded. On his first day as budget our view chief, Di Giorgio has already delivered. Despite Mayor Ford Partisan wanting to trim the land transfer tax by 10 per cent, Di Giorgio politics must openly stated revenue would have to come from somewhere be put aside else – and that trimming departmental budgets seems unlikely as there is little “gravy” left. As we have said before, city council has to go beyond partisan politics and work together – especially on the budget. Toronto needs a mix of budget solutions. We need to analyze the needs of all Torontonians, all programs, and all spending. And sometimes that spending goes against the budgetary grain, but must still be done in order to build a well-balanced city. On raising taxes, Di Giorgio must be open to the notion. On spending in areas Torontonians expect – libraries, firefighters, EMS, and social programs – he must also be open. That is not to say he shouldn’t stick to his convictions if he believes his budget is on track but he should not remain tied to dogma. Di Giorgio has served on Toronto’s budget committee since 2010; he has seen his fair share of debates on the floor of council, his fair share of deputants voicing their opinions on the budget direction. This is an advantage, and something that should not be ignored moving forward. “At the end of the day, if someone has a contrary opinion to me, council adjudicates things,” he said. “I would hope that they would keep the mandate. If in their wisdom they don’t, I may be disappointed – but I won’t be overly disappointed.” A good attitude moving forward. Let’s hope it continues. newsroom

A closer look at campaign financing in city

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s it really that hard to obey Toronto’s election campaign rules? Of 318 candidates on ballots in the last municipal election, two have been singled out for front page attention: Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti and Mayor Rob Ford. Independent audits have found the campaign expenses of both of these veterans to be non-compliant with the Municipal Elections Act. Those following the story are being treated to extreme perspectives. At one end are those who say that the complaints were politically motivated and that current campaign expenditure rules are a minefield, which can explode under any candidate. Observers who differ see the charges as simply enforcement of neutral rules that must apply to all candidates. There is merit in both views, but a fairer assessment can be found between the two. At their most basic, Toronto’s campaign rules limit campaign expenditures to a fixed sum, plus a small amount per voter. Campaign expenses are

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forbidden before registration. Some spending is exempt from the limits, such as that after election day, or for fundraising or accounting. All transactions must be at fair market value, and posted through Canadian financial institutions. To remove any doubt concerning specific spending limits, the city clerk advises each candidate in a letter. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Not for Councillor Mammoliti. According to the forensic accountants, his bookkeeping system was akin to a shoebox of receipts, assembled at the last minute in a mad rush to fill out the forms. The audit reported undocumented access to credit cards, unexplained cash differences, “questionable in-house accounting decisions,” and the list goes on. Whether through design or inadvertence, the

auditors could only conclude that there was a “lack of a meaningful audit trail.” Although the mayor’s enemies wish to see similarities between his case and Councillor Mammoliti’s, they are very different. As the auditor stated, “There were a large number of records for this (Rob Ford’s) campaign ... these records were well maintained, organized and generally consistent with the Act.” In addition, there are examples of following the rules, such as forfeiting about $13,000 to the City for non-compliant cash contributions, and paying market rates for goods and services supplied from his family company. Yet the auditors also found contraventions, and posted adjustments that put Mayor Ford’s campaign about $40,000 or three per cent over the limit. Three larger issues stand out. First, the campaign accepted seed money from a family company, instead of a personal account, and did not pay interest. Second, a number of declared values were either insufficient, such as the rental cost of the campaign truck, or not declared at

all, for instance by hosts of some fundraising parties. Finally, there was a dispute with a vendor for fundraising services. The vendor invoiced about $71,000, which the campaign believed was “excessive and unreasonable,” and paid $35,000. As a result the vendor wrote off about $36,000. The auditor reasoned that this discount was involuntary and so included the full amount. This last item accounts for the vast majority of Ford’s expenditures over the limit. In any case lessons will be learned. Winning candidates must expect to attract the interest of enemies, who will see a low cost, low risk opportunity to embarrass. Council is unlikely to reimburse costs, so defence expenses and damaged credibility will far outweigh any penalties that courts might levy. All of which will give candidates a new respect for the Municipal Elections Act. n David Soknacki is a former City of Toronto councillor and budget chief. He can be reached at www.soknacki. com

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Teamwork: The Etobicoke U16B Team kept up its silver medal streak this past weekend at the Richmond Hill Ringette Tournament held Feb. 1 to 3. The girls won all three of their games, and goalie Alexa Christopoulos went into the finals with a three-game shutout. The team played the Mitchell Stingers in the championship game, ending in a close 5-4 loss. The Etobicoke Stingers hope to turn silver into gold at their next tournament to be held in Newmarket from Feb. 15 to 17.

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New budget chief’s first day marked by confusion Di Giorgio doesn’t think 2014 property tax freeze is ‘doable’ DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Toronto’s new budget chief Frank Di Giorgio’s first day on the job was marked by confusion, as he first told reporters he would attempt to freeze property taxes in 2014, then said that homeowners would likely have to pay an inflation-

ary increase. “I think anything is doable,” said Di Giorgio in front of reporters Tuesday morning, shortly after Mayor Rob Ford’s executive committee appointed him budget chief, replacing former budget chief Mike Del Grande, who resigned last month. “I think that we certainly can try and if

it’s doable it will be done.” Di Giorgio had been answering a reporter’s question as to whether he could deliver on a property tax freeze as requested by Mayor Ford. But in an interview with Toronto Community News just two hours later, Di Giorgio revised his statement. “I don’t think that’s doable,”

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he said. “But hey – I basically will try and deliver whatever the mandate is, but I also think that you have to be reasonable and residents out there will be reasonable – they will understand if all you’re asking for is an inflationary thing.” Di Giorgio also appeared to be at odds with the mayor when it came to the question

of the land transfer tax. Ford told reporters that he would like to try to cut Toronto’s land transfer tax by 10 per cent in 2014. Di Giorgio said that if the city were to do so, it would have to make up the revenue elsewhere. “I wouldn’t mind dedicating a portion of the land transfer tax to something specific,” said Di Giorgio, adding that he believed the city would need to deal with the province in

order to make changes to the land transfer tax. Di Giorgio also made it clear that he intended to take a higher-level approach to the job of wrestling the city’s nearly $10-billion budget, relying on senior staff to craft the more detailed budgets – an approach that markedly contrasts with former chair Del Grande’s approach to dealing with the city’s capital and operating budgets himself.

City crews ready for major snowfall DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com When the snow starts falling Thursday night, it might look like ‘snowmageddon.’ But don’t fear: before it gets really bad out there, Toronto’s snow-day plan will kick into gear. Once the snow starts, the city will send out a fleet of salt trucks to the expressways and main roads. Once that’s done, they’ll move to local roads. And once the accumulation hits two centimetres,

snow plows will hit the expressways. Five centimetres fall, and plows will get to work on main roads. After eight centimetres, they’ll start clearing local roads — but it may take awhile. The city’s plan will be to finish local road ploughing between 14 and 16 hours after the storm’s ended. Sidewalks will be cleared where it’s mechanically possible after five centimetres has fallen. But in the downtown

core, where roads are narrower and cars park along the street, homeowners are required to clear their own sidewalks within 12 hours after the storm. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for much of Southern Ontario, including Toronto, in advance of the storm which was set to begin yesterday evening and continue through to today. Toronto is expected to get as much as 25 centimetres of snow between Thursday night and Friday , Environment Canada said.

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BURNHAMTHORPE/MARTIN GROVE 17 BURNELM DR. Solid 3 Bedrm Bungalow on a fabulous 55 x 140 ft. lot. Main Floor Family Rm addition w/ Gas Fireplace, W/O to Yard. Sep. Entrance to Large Basement. Detached Garage. Steps to Wedgewood School, Park, Pool. 10 min bus ride to subway. $675,000

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Model, 2+1bdrm, approx. 1000 sq ft plus balcony, & terrace 395 sq ft. Fabulous open concept design, gleaming hardwood flrs, bright floor to ceiling windows, amazing views, Incredible price for only $499,900!!

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Luxurious Tridel built, immaculate 1 bedroom plus den, bright open concept layout, French doors, laminate floors, W/O to balcony, modern kitchen granite countertop, breakfast bar, 24 hr concierge, world class amenities, steps to Subway and Go Train, only $289,900!!

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Rare opportunity to own on this quiet, sought after court in fantastic location. Fabulous, family friendly floorplan featuring top quality finishes. This completely finished home exudes luxury & warmth & boasts a top of the line kitchen, fabulous bathrooms with no detail spared, stunning wainscoting, numerous custom built-ins, an entertainers dream in the Royal LePage Real Estate lower level featuring w/out to fabulous salt water pool & more. $1,199,000 Services Ltd., Brokerage Visit www.gillianalcorn.com for virtual tour & floorplans.

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Prestigious executive 5+2 bdrm 2 storey, gorgeous stone & brick exterior, professionally landscaped lot, backing onto Conservation lands, absolutely a must see, beautifully finished thru-out, Jatoba hardwood & granite flrs, custom kitchen inground pool, & much more for $1,990,000 Call to view!!

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Gorgeous Property 90’ x 143’ lot backing onto the Humber River & situated on quiet dead end street. Custom built 2 storey with addition & walkout bsmnt. Fabulous layout, granite countertop & floors, 5+1 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, finished basement with second kitchen ideal for entertaining or nanny suite, w/o to professionally landscaped lot with inground salt water pool, patio, deck, & spectacular ravine views. Meticulously well maintained property offered at only $1,699,900!!

Spectacular totally renovated 2 storey! Modern kitchen with granite counter top, gleaming hardwood floors, gorgeous bathrooms, finished basement. New roof, windows & deck, 2 car Carport parking, stone & brick exterior, high demand Trinity Bellwoods area, walk to shops, restaurants, 24 hrs street car and much more only $899,900!!

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Gorgeous Aspen Ridge Baltic Model. 4 bdrm Brick & Stone exterior interlock driveway, thousands spent on upgrades, cathedral ceiling, gleaming hardwood flrs, gas fireplace, main floor den, wrought iron railing, upgraded s/s appliances, master bdrm retreat, 5 pce ensuite, professionally landscaped, inground sprinklers, fabulous curb appeal only $827,900

BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE!!! Large detached 4 bdrm 2 storey, finished basement, huge 50’ x 199’ lot! Located close to all conveniences, quick access to Hwys, many upgrades thru-out, Well maintained home Must be seen for $799,900!!

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KEELE & 401!! Fabulous detached 4+1 bdrm 2 storey, double garage, interlock, large verandah, double door entry, centre hall plan, 4 washrooms, combined living and dining rm, cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors in family rm, wonderful family size kitchen, w/o to large deck & heated inground pool, gorgeous prof. landscaped lot, finished bsmnt and many extras for only $799,000!!

Gorgeous 4+2 bdrm 2 storey, beautiful custom kitchen, granite countertops, s.s appliances, gleaming hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings, crown moulding, California shutters, gas fireplace, main flr. laundry, huge master with 5 pc ensuite and professionally finished basement, ideal for In-law suite, + much more for $750,000!!

CUSTOM BUILT ALDERWOOD 2 STOREY!!

#1 in West and Central Toronto combined by units of listings sold for all Companies of all Brokers & Sales Representatives 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 and #1 in Etobicoke 1995 top present according to a study of MLS data prepared by an independent auditor of real estate statistics. CLIENT’S CORNER! We hired Frank Leo to sell my mother’s home after she passed away, and we could tell immediately that we had made the right decision. Frank’s initial presentation was thorough, he answered all our questions, and he wasted no time in putting our house on the market. He understood the difficult time we had gone through leading up to the sale, and was very empathetic. Frank’s strategy of pricing the property realistically and advertising it throughout the GTA really paid off. We ended up with multiple offers and a sale price 117% above our asking price, all within one week of listing the property. During the period between the date of sale and closing, Frank’s customer service was excellent. He answered all of our questions and helped us with any concerns. We highly recommend calling Frank Leo if you want to sell your home quickly and see great results. Dave U.

Stunning Heathwood built 4 bdrm 2 storey, huge principal rooms, Impressive family size kitchen, granite countertops, under cabinet lighting, s.s appl. double oven, main flrs. den, family room, & laundry rm, spacious Living & dining room master suite with 2 large w/i closets, 5 pc. ensuite, garage access door, the list goes on and on for this Milton Beauty! Only $799,900!!

FABULOUS VELLORE VILLAGE OPPORTUNITY!!

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Rare 5 bdrm 2 storey on a beautiful lot. Just steps to Gametwood Park along the Etobicoke boarder. Gorgeous family rm with w/o to private fenced lot 20’x40’, inground pool. Huge bedrooms and principal rooms, renovated baths, fabulous country kitchen with s.s appliances and breakfast area, large finished basement 2nd kitchen & 2 bedrooms, gleaming hardwood flrs. and much more. $719,000

RENOVATED MASTERPIECE!! Gorgeous custom built 2 stry, gleaming hardwood floor, open concept layout, granite countertop in large renovated family size kitchen, stainless steel appliances, w/o to large deck, oak staircase, spacious bdrms, renovated bath, separate entrance to finished bsmnt, ideal for in-law suite or entertaining, double garage/workshop with hydro, cable & phone, great location

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SOUTH ETOBICOKE BEAUTY!!

Gorgeous totally renovated 4+1 bedroom 2 storey, new kitchen, dark stained cabinets, s/s. appl., new bathrooms, new windows, roof, furnace, central air, and many upgrades. Shows spotless!! Finished basement, large yard, detached double garage, plenty of parking, located close to all conveniences, just minutes to downtown Toronto for only $639,900

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Incredible luxury condo, great location close to Vaughan Mills shopping centre, Canada’s Wonderland, 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 $619,900!!

Executive 4+2 bedroom detached 2 storey with walkout basement. Backs onto greenbelt and is situated on a premium lot. 9ft ceilings, fabulous open concept layout, gas fireplace, fabulous family sized kitchen, s/s appliances, w/o deck. Separate entrance to finished basement ideal for in-law suite. Mavis & Steeles location only $629,900. Must be Seen!!

THE R O N A OL D S YONGE & SHEPPARD CONDO!!

Rare huge 1,590 sq. ft. 2 + 1 bdrm corner unit in the exclusive Manhattan Place. Spacious open concept layout, gleaming parquet floors, Large master bedroom with gorgeous 5 piece ensuite & walk- in closet, modern family size kitchen, unobstructed South West view, voted North York Condo of the Year in 2009, a must see for $499,000!!

COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL

Excellent location near Airport Rd. and William Parkway, close to all major Hwys, 900 sq ft of office space & 2300+ sq ft of Industrial space, previously used for garment manufacturing, zoning allows for mixed use, clean office area with reception and board room, must be seen $415,000!!

SPECTACULAR TOWNHOME!!

In the heart of Woodbridge quiet enclave, steps to Market Lane. Totally renovated open concept living room, gleaming hardwood flr, walkout to patio, formal dining, amazing custom kitchen granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, California shutters, potlights, finished basement, truly a masterpiece, must be seen

SOLD FOR TOP $$$!!

OAKWOOD & VAUGHAN!!

Rare Investment opportunity, at affordable price. Store with a 2 bdrm apt, above. Previously a convenience store, 4 car parking & lrg basement, high traffic area, great central location, close to all conveniences & transportation. $349,000

LUXURY 5 LEVEL!!

Situated on a premium 52’ lot, double door entry, hardwood floor, 2 skylights, w/o to deck & patio, separate side entrance to finished basement ideal for entertaining or in-law suite, renovated gorgeous bathrooms, Jacuzzi soaker tub, separate shower, double garage & drive, walk to William Osler Hospital & Humber College only $529,900!!

Beyond The Sea Star Tower! Brand new stunning Horizon Model, 2+1bdrm, approx. 1000 sq ft plus balcony, & terrace 395 sq ft. Fabulous open concept design, gleaming hardwood flrs, bright floor to ceiling windows, amazing views, Incredible price for only $499,900!!

PREMIUM 50’ X 110’ LOT!! Fabulous 4+1bdrm detached bungalow on a quiet crescent, renovated kitchen, renovated bathroom, large open concept living and dining rm, finished basement ideal for entertaining or possible in-law suite, long private drive large double car port and many extras for only $449,900!!

PRIME DEVELOPMENT LAND!! Surrounded by Thistletown Plaza, 3+1 bedroom Semi-detached bungalow on a 35’x183’ lot (3 adjacent lots also) providing over 20,000 sq ft for all kinds of development potential, $449,900!!

THE R O N A OL D S THE JAMES CLUB!!

Prime Kingsway/Edenbridge neighbourhood. Fabulous layout, 2+1 bedroom suite, open concept living and dining rm, w/o to private balcony/terrace, thousands spent on upgrades, granite countertop, breakfast bar, high ceilings, steps to transit, Humbertown Plaza, & amenities

SOLD FOR TOP $$$!!

YONGE/HWY 7 CONDO!!

Beautiful bright, spacious, high demand, corner suite, w/o to balcony, south west exposure, large open concept split bedroom design, 2 large bdrms, 2 full washrooms, master with ensuite, immaculately well maintained, 2 parking spots, locker, ensuite laundry, and amenities for only $310,900!!

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NUVO 2!! Luxurious Tridel built, immaculate 1 bedroom plus den, bright open concept layout, French doors, laminate floors, W/O to balcony, modern kitchen granite countertop, breakfast bar, 24 hr concierge, world class amenities, steps to Subway and Go Train, only $289,900!!

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2790 sq ft classic custom built 2 storey all brick semi detached luxury homes. Located in the Long Branch area, Newly built, select your luxurious finishes PreConstruction price $698,000 Detached Luxury homes Pre Construction prices $798,000

SPACIOUS EXECUTIVE TOWNHOUSE!!

Rare opportunity! 2 bdrm, 2 full washrooms, main floor unit, located close to Humber College, Woodbine Centre, & Etobicoke General Hospital. Well maintained & managed building, ensuite laundry, 2 parking spots, Concierge and many amenities for only $243,900!!

Prime South Etobicoke location, just minutes to downtown Toronto, close to Go Train, hwys, & all conveniences. Impressive 3bdrm 3stry, high ceilings, 3 wshrms, large principal rms, modern family size kitchen, w/o to deck, 5pc ensuite in mstr bdrm, and many extras for $2350/mth.

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RENOVATED OSSINGTON/SOMERSET!! Gorgeous 2 storey, gleaming hardwood floors,Formal Dining room, Stunning modern kitchen, Fabulous renovated bathrooms, Finished basement, Shows Great! Steps to transit & close to all amenities. Only $499,999!!

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13 Wesley St. Great investment opportunity in one of Toronto’s hottest pockets! Two x 2 bedr and one x 1 bedr. 3 car parking. Separate electrical meters for each unit. Well maintained building. Steps to Go Train.

1910 Lake Shore Blvd W. #606. Chic upgraded 1 bedroom in luxury building located in desirable High Park area. Great southeast exposure w fantastic, lake, city, park, Grenadier Pond views from open balcony and floor to ceiling windows. 9’ ceilings, open concept, breakfast bar, s/s appliances, marble, wood floors. Luxury 4 piece bath. Storage locker, 24 hour concierge, great amenities, TTC, access to city. $249,900 O/H Sat 2-4 PM.

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59 PRINCESS ANNE CRES. Stunning bi-level bungalow! Fabulous 2 storey Kitchen addition! Sunken Living room with wall of windows! 3+2 bedrooms! Family Room with 2 walk-outs! 80 ft. frontage! Beautiful, private garden - west exposure! $1,298,000

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QUALITY AT ITS FINEST!!! $799,999 Wonderful Family Home In Fantastic Long Branch Village. Short Walk To Lake & Street Car. Large Landscaped Corner Lot W/Stone & Brick Ext. Hardwood & Slate Floors Thru-Out, Separate Formal Living Rm, Dining Rm W/Walk Out To Balcony & Fireplace. Pot Lights On Main Flr, 7 B/I Surround Sound SteveMassaroni Speakers, Crown Mouldings & Finished Bsmt W/ Broker Walk-OutThat Can Be ConvertedToA Bachelor Suite. Dir: 416-807-8484 www.102twentyfourthst.com CITYSITES REALTY INC., BROKERAGE Tel: 416-218-9898 Independently Owned and Operated 2136 BAYNHAM COURT. Just listed spacious 4 level backsplit features include 4 brms hardwood flrs thurout! Fully self-contained lower level features sep entrance! Family room w/o to inground pool! Located on quiet court! ONLY $639,000

CARM CAPOBIANCO Broker

416 479-4241

Independently Owned and Operated

CAWTHRA & QUEENSWAY OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4 PM

DEIRDRE SLOWEY Sales Representative

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Call Carm Capobianco Direct Today! 416-627-CARM(2276) For Virtual Tour visit: www.sellwithcarm.com

104 WILLOWRIDGE RD. Rare back-split is much more spacious than you would expect. Home has been immaculately maintained with numerous improvements in recent years. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Large kitchen & breakfast area overlooks mature garden making this a perfect home for a growing family. Offered at $429,900

WELCOME TO 17 NORGROVE CRESCENT OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 2-4 PM This week’s Home of the Week is a gorgeous renovated large raised bungalow on a 45 x 149 foot mature lot. This 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom gem is located on a quiet court in the highly sought after Willowridge – Martingrove area of Central Etobicoke. Entering this lovely home, the visitor is quick to recognize true pride of ownership. There is bright and airy living room / dining room combination. You immediately notice the beautiful accents including wood trim and crown moulding complimenting the shining hardwood floors running throughout the main

level. There is plenty of room in the modern, designer kitchen. Upgrades included stainless steel appliances, granite counters, backsplash. There is a walkout from the kitchen to a greenhouse which allows access to the fully enclosed pool size back yard. The main floor 5 piece spa like bathroom is beautifully renovated with Jacuzzi tub and Travertine tiles. There are 3 good size bedrooms, all with crown moulding and hardwood floors. Downstairs there is a finished huge basement with a family room with brick fireplace, games room, bathroom, sauna and kitchen.

Other features of this home include new windows and doors plus a new furnace. The home is situated close to top schools, a plaza, park and medical building. The Bloor subway station is one bus away. www.17norgrove.com Our featured Home of the Week is being offered for $649,900. It is listed with Tanya Sidorova, Sales Representative, 416-762-4200 www.TanyaSidorova.com

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$798,000

QUICK FREE ONLINE EVALUATION

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LePage&Stewart Rob LePage, Broker | Jill Stewart, Broker

270 The Kingsway, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M9A 3T7

Off: 416.236.1241 • Cell: 416.450.5900

REMAX Professionals Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

Lakeview!! Large 2 Bdrm Pls Den, 3 Bth + Huge Family Rm With Panoramic Views Of The Golf Course. Both Bdrms Include Ensuite Bths With Shower Encl. Huge Combined Living And Dining Rooms To Accomodate All Your Fine Art And Furnishings. Suite Has Absolutely Gorgeous View From Every Window. Fairways Set On A 6-Acre Estate Like Setting Surrounded By 330 Acres Of Golf Courses. Just Minutes To Dt, The Waterfront, Or Pearson. Resort Like Amenitites. You Won’t Want To Miss This One! $499,900 South Shore!! Amazing Open Concept Quality Bung W/Master Loft In Exclusive ‘Tollendal’ Location, Barries Waterfront. Extensive Reno’s/ Additions Approx 6Yrs Ago W/Only The Finest Materials & Craftsmanship! 3+1 bedroom, 4 baths. Extensive Landscaping W/Waterfall, Soaring Ceilings, Spectacular Kit W/High End Appls, 3Fps, 2Staircases To Bsmnt+++. $995,000

Great Caledon Location, 50 Acres!! On Heart Lake Road, Between Beechgrove And Charleston. Front 35 Acres Clear Land, Rear 15 Acres Rolling Hills, Ponds, Stream, Mixed Forest. Clear Land Is Being Farmed. Designated Residential For Executive Home, Hobby Farm/Nursery, Horticultural, Home Occupation Etc. Close To Devils Pulpit Golf Course Shopping, Schools, Firehall. Do Not Walk Property. Call Lb For Appt. Minutes To Orangeville And Headwaters Hospital. $1,499,000

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EDGEHILL PARK

Gorgeous, custom-built 5 bedroom residence by renowned builder T. Gornik Build/ Design! Set on one of Etobicoke’s most sought after streets in this prestigious Edgehill neighbourhood! Fabulous layout with custom millwork and built-ins! Formal living room! Spacious dining room! Stunning, customcrafted kitchen with alcoved breakfast area and walkout to covered verandah and inground pool! Dramatic vaulted family room! Backyard oasis with kidney shaped pool, cabana, and outdoor kitchen finished in limestone with granite counters. $2,557,000

ISLINGTON HEIGHTS

Sundrenched 3 bedroom bungalow in the prime neighbourhood across from Islington golf course! Vestibule entry! Spacious living/dining room with electric fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors! Custom maple kitchen with quartz countertops and breakfast area! Two new bathrooms! Separate entrance to beautifully finished lower level! Private backyard with mature trees! Top school district! $789,000

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS INC., BROKERAGE 416.232.9000

The Top Sales LADY with Sutton Group Realty Systems Inc., Brokerage 63 PIGGOTT MEWS

Executive-Style 2 + 1 Bedroom End Unit Townhouse, 9 Ft. Ceilings On Main & Upper Levels, Upgraded Finishes & Appliances. Open Concept Main Level. Kitchen Has Juliette Balcony, Lge Pantry, Breakfast Bar And Lr/Dr W/O To Deck. Upper Bdrms Feature Vaulted Ceilings. Mstr Has His/Hers Closets. $429,900 PEGGY-LEE PEARCE Sales Representative Office: Cell: 416 233-6276 416 716-3761 www.PeggyPearce.com Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4 PM

70 THIRTY-FIRST STREET Beautiful Renovated & Landscaped Detached Home In Long Branch. 2 Storey, 4 Bed, 3 Wash Incl 2 Ensuite Baths In Both Upstairs Bedrooms *Top 1% in Toronto Real Estate Board Members for Condo Sales in the GTA - RE/MAX Platinum Award Recipient

JEFF TSUJI Direct: 416 882-9709 Office: 416-251-8875 Sales Representative, ABR Re/Max Condos Plus Corp., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

667 WINDERMERE AVE Bloor West Village! The One You’ve Been Waiting For! Spacious Detached Home South Of Annette In Move In Condition! Updated Kit With W/O To Deck & Patio. New Hrdwd Flrs On Main Lvl, Mostly New Windows W/Some Original Leaded Stained Glass, Large Main Bath W/ Claw Foot Tub & Heated Flrs, W/I Closet. Wide Mutual Drive Allows Access To Rebuilt Garage & Lots Of Parking. Nicely Located, Walk To Bloor St Shops & Subway. Unspoiled Bsmnt W/Sep Entrance. Fabulous Bwv Home!

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