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Solution to residents’ concerns ‘very attainable’: company officials TAMARA SHEPHARD

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A Mimico concrete mixing plant that has operated for a decade without Ministry of the Environment approvals is committed to resolving residents’ complaints of noise from a steady convoy of trucks and dust, a company official insists. ML Ready Mix Concrete has operated since its owners purchased the property at 29 Judson St. in 2002 in a residential neighbourhood down the street from Mimico GO Station, a seniors’ residence and Coronation Park. Yet, a Ministry of the Environment spokesperson said Wednesday the

Woodbine racetrack lays off 100 workers Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced Wednesday that more than 100 jobs will be slashed at two of its racetracks – including Etobicoke’s Woodbine – to make up for revenues lost as a result of the Slots-at-Racetracks termination. In total – including changes implemented in late 2012 – 109 salaried positions, plus a “significant” number of hourly positions will be impacted at Woodbine and at

Mohawk Racetrack in Milton. Those jobs impacted, fall at all levels of the organization – “from the executive offices to frontline employees.” “Today is a very difficult day for Woodbine Entertainment Group,” WEG’s President and CEO Nick Eaves said in a statement released Wednesday. “The people we are saying goodbye to have helped build WEG into a world-class horse racing and entertainment company. As we

confront these difficult but necessary changes to our company, we remain committed to delivering a superior experience to our customers and demonstrating vital leadership to the Ontario horse racing industry to ensure its long-term sustainability.” Citing a significant drop in revenues as a result of the loss of the Slots-at-Racetracks program – a partnership that directed $345 mil-

lion in slots revenues to the horseracing industry each year until its termination on March 31 – WEG officials said not even recently announced transitional agreements with the provincial government and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) were enough to fill that void. As a result, the company said it has had to take steps to reduce costs >>>Woodbine, page 6




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ministry only learned of the cement operation in 2008. Last week, some 130 area residents expressed their concerns at a Feb. 6 meeting with city, provincial and company officials at which they learned ML Ready Mix has been operating without a Ministry of Environment certificate of approval for dust and noise emissions, and may require a city building permit for changes made to the site. “How did they build a full-on concrete mixing operation without any (city permits)?” Kyra Trainor, Mimico Residents’ Association president, said Thursday in an interview. “I’ve lived in Mimico six years. I >>>residents’, page 13

LEADING UP TO THE LAYOFFS n Province cancels Slots-atRacetracks program, ending $345 million partnership n Funding set to expire on March 31 n 109 salaried positions cut, hourly positions also affected

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tobicoke teen Eric “Kick” Manget was the one of the youngest to receive the Medal of Bravery at an awards ceremony in Ottawa last week – nearly two and a half years after he saved his mom and little brother from drowning. Bestowed upon him by Governor General David Johnson at Rideau Hall on Friday, 17-year-old Kick said he was both “humbled and honoured” to have been awarded one of 46 Medals of Bravery given out this year in recognition of “acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.” “A lot of the other recipients’ stories were really fantastic and it was a proud, and humbling experience,” the Upper Canada College student said of his award. “I was kind of in shock, like, ‘Wow I’m being compared to these people who have done all these amazing things?’ I didn’t really think I was worthy of receiving the medal after hearing all those stories.” Kick’s mom Susan Watt thinks otherwise. Back on Sept. 1, 2010, she, Kick and the rest of the family – including husband Ken, daughter Andrea, now 18, son Christian, now 10, and daughter Victoria, now 7 – were vacationing at a rented beach house in Hilton Head, South Carolina. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day and the whole family was in the ocean, enjoying an afternoon swim. Watt and Christian were holding hands, playing out in the surf, while Kick and one of his buddies swam nearby. “What we didn’t realize was Hurricane Earl was actually starting way, way, way out in the ocean...and because it was passing way out at sea, the riptides and the undercurrents were extremely strong,” she recalled. “At some point I realized I couldn’t touch bottom, and the waves were quite large. Christian and I were getting all of a sudden sucked under, then we would come up, and then get sucked under again. At first it was sort of fun, and then I thought ‘okay, now we should get back to where I can at least stand’ – only I found I couldn’t do that.” Grasping firmly to her youngest son’s hand, Watt said she hadn’t the strength to pull them both out of the “vortex” they found themselves in – so she began screaming for help whenever the tides allowed her to surface. After failing to gain the attention


ESS helps seniors get healthy Etobicoke Services for Seniors (ESS) is offering free Health and Wellness Programs to seniors aged 55 and up this year, thanks to funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Programs available include: weekly exercise classes for different levels and abilities, a nutrition workshop to learn about healthy eating for the heart, and a confidential counselling session for individuals and family members coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Space at all programming is limited. To register, call Yvonne Ng at 416-243-0127, ext. 271. ESS will also host a Seniors Information and Active Living Fair on Thursday, March 21 at the Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall. The fair will run all day and will highlight important issues available to elderly residents living in Etobicoke.

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Eric 'Kick' Manget, 17, received the Medal of Bravery from the Governor General last week for saving his mother, Susan Watt, left, and brother Christian Manget, 10, from drowning. The young man swam into an undertow in South Carolina and pulled his family members back to safety in September 2010.

‘I heard my mom screaming and I looked over and I saw high waves and my mom and brother gasping for breath. The adrenalin really caught up to me and I just rushed into it. Any feelings of anxiety or panic were subdued.’ Kick Manget, on jumping in the ocean to save his mother, brother of her husband on shore, Watt turned to Kick, who was swimming nearby with a friend. But the sound of the wind and waves drowned out her pleas for help. “At that point, I started getting really alarmed. We would just come up long enough for me to scream at him, but then we would be pulled under that point I was really thinking ‘okay, I’m not sure if this is going to turn out well,’” she said. After one last scream, the pair made eye contact – and Kick quickly put his bronze level swim and rescue training into action. “There was a lot of chaos and confusion at the start. I heard my mom screaming and I looked over and I saw high waves and my mom and brother gasping for breath,” he said, noting that he

told his friend that he was going after them, then swam out to help. “The adrenalin really caught up to me and I just rushed into it. Any feelings of anxiety or panic were subdued.” Fighting the swells, Kick made it over to where his mom and little brother were struggling to stay afloat, grabbed his brother and threw him with all of his might out of the undertow and to calmer waters, then went back for his mom, who he dragged to safety. It wasn’t until all three were safely ashore that the realization of the seriousness of the situation kicked in for any of them. “Back on the beach everybody was making a big deal of it, but I was just really recovering. The instincts and the adrenalin kicked in and blocked out all my thoughts

until I really had time to let it sink in,” Kick said. “Then I realized, ‘Wow, the ocean’s kind of dangerous.’” Added Watt: “I think it was at dinner that night that we all kind of sat there and thought ‘Oh my God! That really was close.’ Then we heard two other people drowned within two days of our close call along that same stretch of beach,” she said. “The next day my husband and I were on the beach, and he said to me: ‘You know, I’m thoroughly convinced that if it wasn’t for Kick, I wouldn’t have you or Christian.’” Once back in Canada, Ken Manget nominated his son for the Medal of Bravery, convinced his heroics deemed him worthy – and after a nearly two-year RCMP investigation, the federal government agreed. Last Friday, Kick was honoured alongside 45 other recipients – many of them police, firefighters, coast guard and other professional emergency services personnel. “It was wonderful,” Watt said of the ceremony. “There was a lot of pomp and circumstance and a lot of people in uniforms, and it was really, really well run. It was just great. We are beyond proud of Kick.”

Looking for some family fun this weekend? The MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence hosts free family skates Saturdays from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. from September through to the end of March. Helmets are mandatory for all skaters. The MasterCard Centre is at 400 Kipling Ave., north of Lake Shore Boulevard West. It is the practice arena of the Toronto Maples Leafs and Toronto Marlies.

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The Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Shopping Centre will host a Family Fun Day on Monday. Free shows from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 will include: Mr. Balloonatic and his amazing balloon giveaways at 11 a.m.; a live, interactive dance show called The Trevor Show at 2 p.m.; and the live animal show Whimz at 4 p.m. Woodbine Shopping Centre is located at Hwy. 427 and Rexdale Boulevard. For more information, go to or call 416674-5437.

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Celebrate your community this Family Day S ince 2008, Ontarians have been encouraged to celebrate Family Day on the third Monday of February and spend time with their loved ones. “Ontarians work very hard and they deserve more time to spend with the people they love,” states the provincial government’s website. Certainly, many Torontonians will take advantage of this relatively new statutory holiday this coming Monday to do just that. But consider extending that time to spend with the community in which you live. Like an extended family member, the community at large should be nurtured and supported by investing more time and resources into it. In return, a healthy and our view vibrant community plays a key role in the well-being of each City plays host individual living within its boundaries. to gatherings, A good first step is to be an events Monday active member of the community by taking part in the various activities available, which promotes increased neighbourly interaction. There’s plenty of opportunities to do so on the holiday Monday across the city. In Etobicoke, make your way to The Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Shopping Centre on Monday where there will be free shows from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Go to www. or call 416-674-5437 for more information. North Yorkers can attend Family Fun Fest, an annual event taking place all Family Day weekend featuring attractions, rides and entertainment for children of all ages. Visit to get more details. In Scarborough, support the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation and join the Scarborough Muslim Community and the Save Family Values groups for the Family Day Walkathon starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Scarborough Civic Centre. Funds raised will go toward the campaign to bring new echocardiogram machines to Rouge Valley Centenary, to help advance the hospital’s Cardiac Care Program. Of course, the time spent together as a family should not be limited to just one holiday. Make an effort to celebrate the spirit of Family Day with both your family and community throughout the year. newsroom

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To the editor: The mayor is correct when it comes to his choice between the underground subway train or the light-rail transit (LRT). I do not know why TTC chair Karen Stintz and those on her bandwagon think the LRT is best. It appears every time it snows, this means of transport becomes stagnant. That was the case with the Scarborough RT line during last Friday’s storm. Riders are forced to stand for hours in the cold awaiting other means of transportation to take them to their destinations. This is unfair to those riders and also their relatives who are picking them up at different stations. I think Stintz and her backers should be embarrassed of themselves for voting in support of an LRT. Kenneth Singh

Other options possible instead of term limits A proposal for term limits, in this instance to prevent members of council from seeking a fourth consecutive term of office, is back in the news. This time, two new councillors convinced Toronto’s executive committee to bring their idea to council. Even if council approves the measure, this decision is outside of its responsibility, and requires new legislation from Queen’s Park. Those who presented the concept did so with a mixture of naiveté, idealism and perhaps self-interest. It is touching that they believe council’s anger, divisiveness and lack of productivity is due to those who bring “old feuds and stale approaches” to Toronto City Hall. They hope that elections with fewer incumbents will inspire more names on the ballot and greater turnout. Also they must have noticed that most of council’s key positions go

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to veterans. Support for term limits is popular: pollsters report that about three-quarters of respondents think they are a good idea. Advocates justify limits as an antidote to the “poison” of the careerist politicians who conspire with bureaucrats, the media and interest groups to increase the reach of government. Advocates argue term limits moderate the advantage of incumbents at election time. Citizens, seeing a greater ability to affect change, will vote in larger numbers. There is a different view. We can start with the basic principle that restrictions on voting are undemocratic.

From there, every argument on one side has a counter view. Against the need to stop careerist politicians, one can see politicians, in our system and others, continuing their vocation by hopping from one level to another. Experience shows voter participation rates are as likely to decline as increase after term limits are put in place. Dysfunctionality and polarization may be found in jurisdictions with and without term limits. In summary, term limits may not have the desired effects of creating more productive legislatures, better policy or higher voter turnout. They seem to have little impact other than to force incumbents to seek another political office. On the other hand, each of the original outcomes is achievable, through different methods. Take the example of council’s polarization. It

is the result of a weak, and weakening, administration with principles not shared by council’s majority, and without the skills to manage agendas or people. Or take the point that incumbency makes challenges difficult. That could be countered by measures such as reducing councillors’ allowance for taxfunded newsletters, and loosening tight limits on election signs. Or if the goal is to enhance turnout, consider more voting on weekends or evenings. Making changes in every one each of these areas is within the ability of council. If the real goal of the measure for term limits is to improve our political process, council can make other practical changes on its own. n David Soknacki is a former City of Toronto councillor and budget chief. He can be reached at www.

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City of Toronto to add new area code in March New 437 area code to coexist with current ones Come Monday, March 25, Toronto will have three area codes. The 437 area code will be added to the 647 and 416 area codes for the city. The 365 area code will be added to the 905 and 289 area code region. Increasing demand for telephone numbers, particularly for wireless devices, has created the need for additional numbers to serve customers

in these regions. The new area codes will provide additional telephone numbers with no impact on existing telephone numbers. The new area codes will coexist with the current ones and will come into effect as new telephone numbers are introduced. Numbers with the current area codes will continue to be assigned for the next few

months until none remain. A new area code in a region does not affect the local calling areas or the way local or long distance calls are dialed. Currently, the 416 and 647 area codes are used in Toronto while the 905 and 289 area codes cover Ajax, Pickering, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, Markham, Milton, Mi s s i s s a u g a , Oa k v i l l e, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines and Whitby.

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Woodbine shows interest in hosting casino on site >>>from page 1 and achieve efficiencies through the implementation of a new operating model. In addition to the layoffs, that new operating model will also involve the conversion of some jobs to seasonal work, a reduction in the amount of hourly work available, a reduced race schedule, and a downsizing or amalgamation of some of WEG’s internal operations in order to align with WEG’s “new financial realities.” Jim Lawson, chairman of WEG, called the planned operational

its Woodbine location as a possible solution. “WEG has long held the position that Woodbine is the logical location for a casino in the Greater Toronto Area,” he said in a statement. “Clearly there is significant gaming customer interest at Woodbine Racetrack, with over six million visitors annually.”

restructuring “absolutely necessary.” “WEG and its government partners must continue to work together in order to achieve the only sustainable solution – the integration of horse racing into Ontario’s overall gaming strategy, which needs to include expanded gaming, operated by WEG, at Woodbine and Mohawk racetracks,” he said in a statement. Back on March 13, 2012, following the OLG’s decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks, Eaves expressed WEG’s interest in hosting a casino at

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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!!


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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Dear Frank, We would like to express our thanks for the service provided by you and your team. Frank, you were a professional from the first day with your presentation to us and onwards. We would not hesitate to contact you again or recommend your services. Again, thank you for your time and good service. Sincerely, Anna & Carlos

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

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!!

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.



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.



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!!


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.Showsspotless!!Finishedbasement,largeyard, detached double garage, plenty of parking, located close to all conveniences, just minutes to downtown Toronto.


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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!!


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!!

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. SOLD FAST FOR TOP $$$!



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!!

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!!


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!!


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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!!


Rare Investment opportunity, at affordable price. Store with a 2 bdrm apt, above. Previously a convenience store, 4 car parking & lrg basement,hightrafficarea,greatcentrallocation, close to all conveniences & transportation. SOLD FOR TOP $$$!!


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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Time to reflect on the Rexdale Real Estate Market. 2012 was a year of contrasts. From February to May just about every home that was put on the Market had Multiple offers and generally properties sold over the asking Price. The Summer was more stable. Multiple offers were a thing of the past and some sanity came back in the Market. The fall was dull as there were very few Buyers.

Backing onto Park! Fabulous custom stone home in The Manor! 4 + 1 bedroom, 5 luxury washrooms, 3 fireplaces. Impeccable design & finishes throughout. Covered patio off dining room. Finished lower level with wet bar and entertainment centre.

Renovated 3+1 bedroom sidesplit. 2 working fireplaces, refinished hardwood, 3 washrooms, finished lower level. Bright sunny southern exposure.



Markland Wood!

For the year, properties on average sold within 28 days of Listing and received about 98% of their Asking Price. The total number of properties sold was 863 which was one of the lowest number of sales in any year since 1995. The lowest price paid for a Home in 2012 was $283,000, and the highest was $893,000. Making the medium price - $362,500. We sold 287 Properties over $400,000; compared to 143 in 2011. I have also included the Average prices in 2010 and 2011 so you can compare and see that prices have risen dramatically in the last 3 years. One of the predominate themes throughout 2012 was very few listings and that is still the case today as we presently have approximately 132 properties For Sale and Buyers have returned to the Market. If you have been thinking of selling your house NOW is the time to do so. There is very little competition and the demand for good properties is there. If you have any questions or would like to sell you home, just give me a call. You can always reach me on my direct line at (416) 743-3832.

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Sales from Jan 1, 2012 - December 30, 2012

Islington 2000!

Weston Village!!

Coming Soon to your neighbourhood!!

2+1 bedroom, sunny West exposure, many upgrades, luxury resort like complex with 24 hr. security, 9 acres of landscaped gardens, indoor & outdoor pool.

Kingsway style home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, woodburning fireplace, hardwood floors throughout. Walk out from kitchen to 16’x 12’ wooden deck with motorized canvas awning. Finished lower level. Exclusive Listing.

Approx 3,000 sq ft of renovated luxury living, updated kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood flooring, heated marble flooring, finished lower level with walkout to yard.





A.P. 2010

A.P. 2011

A.P. 2012

Lowest Price Highest Price 2012 2012

Detached 1.5 Storey * No Garage



$386,753 $310,000 $420,000

Detached 1.5 Storey * with Garage



$395,341 $295,000 $480,000

Detached 2 Storey * No Garage



$370,750 $322,000 $425,000

Detached 2 Storey * with Garage



$453,530 $283,000 $893,000

Detached Bungalow * No Garage



$405,734 $321,000 $495,000

Detached Bungalow with Garage/Carport



$435,853 $314,000 $775,000

Detached 3 Lvl Back/Side split * Carport



$408,960 $330,000 $482,000

Semi-Detached Bungalow/Backsplit/2 Storey $311,529


$398,000 $334,000 $579,000

*Source: Toronto Real Estate Board

*A.P. - Average Price

The Top Sales LADY with Sutton Group Realty Systems Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated







479 GLENLAKE AVE - Glendonwynne $1,150,000 Grand 5 Bedrooms & 4 Bath Home. Private Dr & Garage. 42 Ft Front. $$$ In Reno! Large Living Rm W/ Bay Window & Fireplace. Reno’d Family Rm With W/O To New Huge Terrace. Gorgeous Reno’d Basement W/ Hardwood Fl, Pot Lights, Lux Bath & W/O To Patio. All New Windows & Doors. Choose Your Own Kitchen & Main Bath. Near Bloor Subway & Shopping; Good Schools (RUNNYMEDE SCHOOL DISTRICT) & High Park.




$899,990 Grand Victorian Mansion, Over 3400 Sq Ft + Unfinished Basement. Recently Converted to 4 Apartments. Updated Roof, Electrical & Plumbing. New Windows, Hardwood Fl. & High Ceilings. Original Details. Gorgeous Front & Side Wrapped Terrace. Beautiful Perennial Garden. Lane Drive + 2 Garages. Almost 40 Ft Frontage. Convert to Majestic Home or Income Property. Family Area, Good Schools, Bloor Shopping & Subway.

6-Unit & 10 Unit Street Blocks 2,078 Sq. Ft. per unit 3 Bedrooms & 2 ½ Washrooms

Evelyn & St Johns


$679,900 Raised Bungalow on Quiet Court. 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms. New Hardwood Fl, Windows & Doors. New Bath W/ Jacuzzi. Reno’d Kitchen W/Granite Counters & Back Splash. Stainless Steel Appliances. Greenhouse & Large Fenced Yard. Basement Apartment & Family Room W/ Fireplace, Sauna & Bath. Good Schools, Plaza, Parks & One Bus to Subway.

LAKE SHORE BLVD W - Etobicoke $499,900 Fantastic Investment Property. Fully Det. Commercial Building on Lake Shore Blvd W. Large Store Front. Lot 25 Ft X 115 Ft. Main Floor & Basement Tenanted. 2nd Fl Very Large 2 Bedroom Apartment is Vacant. Large Deck. Newer Roof & Furnace. Some New Windows & Drs. Great Investment Building Near The Ukrainian Church In Long Branch Area.

BEST DEAL IN COMPLEX - Etobicoke $479,900 Luxury New 4 Bedrooms & 3 Bath Townhouse. Upgraded Throughout. 9’ Ceilings, Open Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances & Granite Counters & Hardwood Fl. W/Out To Terrace. Security, Gym & Pool. Shuttle To Kipling Subway. 10 Min To Airport.

Manuel N. Sousa Sales Representative


West Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

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Residents’ complaints prompt investigation of property’s zoning >>>from page 1 have no problem smelling (Campbell’s) chicken soup or a vegetable plant or a sugar factory. But now Mimico has become a dumping ground for cement facilities. It’s a shame.” St. Mary’s Cement recently won an Ontario Municipal Board decision to operate on New Toronto Street. While Toronto Redi-Mix has relocated from a residential street in New Toronto to nearby the new maximum-security Toronto South Detention Centre. “I am discouraged that this type of land use was allowed on our street,” said Sam Piscione, who lives up the street. “The fugitive dust covers our homes; we can’t leave our windows open because it comes inside. The wash water from their facility streams out onto the street and either freezes or goes down the sewer. “The numerous large trucks rumble across out street all day long. It is dangerous because they cannot properly enter the facility without maneuvering and blocking traffic in both directions when they do. An accident is waiting to happen.” Rene Silva, the company’s technical controller, said Wednesday the company applied in 2008 to the Ministry of the Environment for a certificate of approval for noise and dust emissions — “It’s a long process; it goes back and forth” — but has yet to receive it. “We’re willing to work things out, to be a good corporate citizen,” Silva said in an interview. “We want to address the community’s concerns, to address them as much as possible. A solution to most, if not all, of their concerns is very attainable. “But if people just don’t

want us here, unfortunately we are here. Let’s try to find a way to work it out.” Silva said the company is in discussions with city planners about what, if anything, it needs to do to be in compliance with city regulations. Community concerns triggered city planners to investigate the zoning on the company’s property, Sharon Hill, acting director of Etobicoke York District community planning, said in an interview Wednesday. AREA REZONED Last year, the area was rezoned, Hill said, and now prohibits uses such as concrete batching facilities and asphalt plants due to promixity to residential neighbourhoods. But Hill said city planners are of the understanding that if ML Ready Mix operated its business prior to last year’s rezoning, the zoning would be “grandfathered” and the company would have “lawful non-conforming” zoning status. Meanwhile, the city’s legal and building departments is investigating whether the company required city building permits for any changes it made to its operations. The Ministr y of the Environment confirmed Wednesday ML Ready Mix requires a ministry environmental compliance approval to operate. The ministry has also requested the company provide a dust control plan and an emissions modeling report in support of its approval by March 1. Ministry staff then review public comments, as well as the technical information provided by the company in its reports. A ministry spokesperson said Wednesday the ministry

only became aware of the company’s concrete batching work five years ago, and that the company had requested the ministry place its earlier application for approval on hold pending changes it was making to its operation. “The first time we became aware the company was doing concrete batching was in 2008 and we required a certificate of approval to address noise and dust,” ministry spokesperson Kate Jordan said Wednesday. “The company submitted an application. We began our technical review. We needed further information from the company. In turn, the company informed us they were doing operational changes at the site and asked us to postpone our review pending the additional changes. That information has never been provided by the company. “It cancelled the application, in effect. Once we became aware they were continuing, we requested they get an approval.” Residents may provide the ministry with comments pending its review of the company’s submissions, Jordan said. Adjacent resident Dan Irwin said he has been in regular contact with the ministry about ML Ready Mix. “The word ‘hell’ comes to mind,” said Irwin, who has lived directly across the street from the company’s property since 1985. “Imagine 100 trucks a day going past your house 50 feet from your living room.” Irwin said he continues to make inquiries to the Ministry of the Environment. “The MOE allowed him to operate without a certificate of approval. The neighbourhood has no formal assurance that it’s a safe operation.”

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MORE THAN GAMES: Students at All Saints Catholic School take part in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Mascot Challenge last Friday. Top, Gabriel gets down to his artwork; above right Julia, Isabella, and Penelope have three times the fun during the creative challenge. Meantime, student Julia, far left photo, gets help from Olympic swimmer medalist Summer Mortimer during the workshop, which took place on the same day Toronto was walloped by its first winter snow storm.

GALATI MARKET FRESH CELEBRATES SHROVE TUESDAY WITH PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR CUSTOMERS For many years, Galati Market Fresh stores have celebrated Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) by cooking up pancakes for the community and local schools. This year, the Etobicoke store, located at 666 Burnhamthorpe Rd., surprised customers with a pancake breakfast as they entered the store. (From left to right) Edward Benyamin,Store Manager; Carmelo Todaro,Assistant Store Manager and Maria Colangelo,Head Cashier.

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