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Latimer hits the slopes at Sochi Paralympics Born with a congenital amputation of her right arm, lifelong skier aims to gain experience racing at Games CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com When The Etobicoke Guardian spoke with Erin Latimer last April, the then-16-year-old skier’s ultimate goal was to compete in the Paralympic Games in 2018. Fast forward less than a year, and the “rising star” of Canada’s para-alpine ski team is now preparing to make that dream come true four years early – she’s slated to compete in the Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom skiing events at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games next month. “I really just want to ski my best. I’m not putting any pressure on myself to get on the podium, I just want to experience it and see how I ski in that kind of environment, because it’s going to be so much different than the regular races I’ve been doing,” Latimer, now 17, said of her hopes for the Games, which run from March 7 to 16. “I just want to ski my best and get to know what to expect for the 2018 Games.” Born with a congenital amputation of her right arm below the elbow, Latimer is a lifelong skier who has been

racing against her able-bodied peers out of Collingwood’s Craigleith Ski Club since the age of seven. It wasn’t until 2012 when she was approached by Coach Gwen Binsfield of the Ontario Disabled Alpine Racing Team, in fact, that Latimer ever even considered racing on a para-alpine team – she’s simply never seen herself as disabled. Since being introduced to para-alpine skiing, however, Latimer has proven a quick and successful study. Last season, her first competing at the World Cup level in the standing category, the Silverthorn Collegiate grad racked up six top-10 finishes – including a national title in Giant Slalom at the Para-Alpine Canadian Championship in B.C. last March. “In her first year on the World Cup circuit, Erin has really excelled to earn this spot on the Paralympic roster,” Brianne Law, athletic director of the para-alpine program at Alpine Canada, said in a statement. “I’m confident she will make her country proud. The valuable experience she will gain in Sochi will no doubt make for a

13-skier-strong roster headed said, is in the Giant Slalom to Sochi in March. At 17, she’s and Super G events. one of the youngest on a “I’m not going to change her skiing, but I want to have team that boasts a mix of both Paralympic veterans and her mentally focused and up-and-coming rookies. confident for that experience, To prepare for the Games, particularly because she’s Latimer has so young. It’s going to be spent the t w o we e k s I really just want to really overfor leading up ski my best. I’m not whelming to her March her, but I’m putting any pressure so proud of 1 departure for Sochi on myself to get on the her for being selected,” he training in podium. said, adding Collingwood – Erin Latimer, 17 under the that he hopes watchful eye only that his of former national team skiier young charge soak up all she Dan Hadley, head coach of can from the experience, so the U18 able-bodied racing that she can really shine team Latimer skis with at come 2018. Craigleith Ski Club. “For me, these Games for her are strictly about the “Quite frankly, I don’t see Erin as any different from experience...At 17 years old, any other athlete in the proshe’s already one of the best gram. They’re all exactly the in Canada, so she needs to same in my eyes, and I think focus on the rest of the world; that’s the way she wants it to to watch what the other skiers be,” Hadley said in a phone do – not just how they ski, but interview with The Guardian, how they act in that envinoting that Latimer’s disabilronment, how they handle ity simply means she can’t use themselves at the starting a ski pole on her right side. gate, the maturity they show. “So she has some modificaAlso, I just want her to have tion on ski technique to deal a great time and to love the with that, but it’s not major to experience.” my mind. Some people may Since May, Latimer has think it is, but I don’t.” trained and competed alongTo help prepare Latimer for side the national team while her first Paralympic Games, trying to squeeze in her last Hadley said he designed an semester of high school. individualized training proThe race schedule is March 10 gram to help bolster Latimer (Women’s Super G), March 14 both mentally and physically. (Women’s Slalom) and March 16 (Women’s Giant Slalom). Her best shot at success, he

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BUNDLE UP: Etobicoke’s Coldest Night of The Year Walk benefitting Haven on the Queensway took place on Saturday. Participants, like those at right, took to three courses around the area of The Queensway and Kipling Avenue, finishing up at Haven for a hot meal. Above, the team from Michael Power/ St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School.

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ext week Toronto marks its 180th year since a government was formed with our first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie at the helm. We’ve come a long way since the days of provincially appointed magistrates and the city’s transformation has seen its share of growing pains, while spawning new townships, building tiered governing structures, and juggling the challenges of a developing metropolis. We offer the highlights of that journey on page 28 in a special feature on the city’s milestone anniversary. As detailed by two of the city’s top historians, sorting out jurisdictional responsibilities and forging cooperative relationships with townships were major challenges prior to amalgamation. It’s remarkable, however, that over time certain governing issues persist. Dr. Gary Miedema, chief historian at Heritage Toronto, describes Toronto’s municipal landscape of the mid-20th century as this: our view “you’ve got a number of different municipalities in the same region Common ground who share the same concerns, but it’s difficult for them to all work only way to together.” move forward Things improved with the formation of a regional governing body in the 1950s (Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto) and then the eventual amalgamation of 1998. Our politicians were able to finally engage in “healthy debates” about the city’s future according to Wayne Reeves, chief curator for the city, and that helped propel the municipality forward. The history of our city is still being written and we have to wonder what will be said, 100 years from now, about this era of government at Toronto City Hall? There’s much to celebrate, but there’s still room for improvement – particularly where working collectively is concerned. On a macro-level our three tiers of government, as well as our neighbouring municipalities need to improve upon areas of shared concern – like mass transit, for instance. And on a micro-level, members of city council struggle daily to work productively as a collective. Divisiveness, in these cases, only serves to hold us back. On the occasion of Toronto’s birthday and to mark how far the city’s come, it’s time our politicians took a page from history and learn that the only way forward is on a road travelled together.

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n the space of a few hours Monday morning, the Toronto’s mayor’s race went from a bare cupboard to an embarrassment of riches, as first John Tory and then Karen Stintz joined Rob Ford and David Soknacki to fill out the rightward side of the ballot. Each of these identifies themselves as “fiscal conservatives.” And as it is early in the race, it is difficult – with the notable exception of incumbent Ford – to tell them apart. This is problematic for voters who also identify themselves as “fiscal conservatives,” and very problematic for the growing army of campaign strategists working on all of the campaigns. If everybody is calling for controls on spending, and also feeling ambitious about transit construction, where does the like-minded vote go? Soknacki’s pitch is a fis-

david nickle the city cally sensible but politically dubious one: just forget about that subway council decided to build – and tax for – in Scarborough and build light rail there instead, concentrating subway dollars on the downtown relief line. That has the advantage of reining in spending and improving transit, along with the disadvantage of re-opening a debate that Torontonians are sick of. The other three all want to build more subways – Ford, on Sheppard and downtown, and Tory and Stintz, downtown. How will they pay for those subways? Ford will use public private partnerships. Stintz will go to the federal and provincial government. Tory has a plan but isn’t

saying yet. The only bit of information right-of-centre voters know for sure is that with drug abuse and truancy and – whatever he might claim to the contrary – legislative failure, the incumbent mayor’s been a disaster. Otherwise, those voters will have to pick. If they’re not careful, it’ll be their poison they’re picking. That’s because one other likely candidate of note is still on the horizon. Olivia Chow, the New Democrat MP, former city councillor and widow to the beloved and revered late NDP leader Jack Layton. If she runs, she is surely the only major candidate from left of centre, and if polls over the past year are any indication, she is well-positioned to take the election against even a single candidate from the right. Now, a strong right-of-

centre candidate could certainly erode that advantage, and the crew that’s here now can do that too. If Soknacki continues to play it as he has, supporting Miller-era light rail and tweaking Miller-era tax policy, he can probably siphon off a considerable amount of support that Chow could otherwise take for granted. Tory and Stintz can similarly appeal to elements of soft Chow support. And while Ford’s own victory might seem unlikely, by remaining in the race he’ll keep a significant chunk of the conservative vote from anyone but himself. So as matters stand today, it looks as though Chow will have to fall a long way before she’s lost the lead in this very crowded race.

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Fiscal responsibility more Life of a vegan not hard: reader important to reader than Mayor Rob Ford’s behaviour To the editor: Re: ‘What’s the secret to Ford’s steady support,’ The City, Feb. 13. The pre-election platform that Mayor Rob Ford supported was one of fiscal responsibility. Myself and more than 300,000 other registered voters elected him because of his promise to stop self-serving, excessive government spending. He has kept his promise and followed through with this agenda. What a refreshing stance for a politician. I guess columnist David Nickle has grown accus-

tomed to accepting a lack of accountability for unfulfilled pre-election pledges. For those of us who have to watch our spending and tighten our belts, it is a relief to find someone who sees the obvious inequalities of this system. I voted for Ford based on his platform, not whether he made questionable choices in his personal life. I suggest that if all elected officials were put under the same degree of scrutiny that Ford is, there would be no one left to vote for. I have lost faith in the

democratic way since the person elected by the majority of the people is unable to do the job he was elected to do. The wanton ability to circumvent the democratic process in this way is far more troubling to me than Ford’s personal choices. One has the ability to affect himself and a few people around him. The other has the ability to eventually affect our entire political system, and that affects us all.

Reader doesn’t welcome dog pee on property

To the editor: Over the years it has not been a problem, but during recent days I have seen several unpleasant pees on the snowbank on my driveway

or front of the house. It started when one dog did it. Now it has turned into an epidemic. Being a senior citizen, I am not very active so

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To the editor: Re: ‘HEALTH - Reasons to go vegetarian or vegan’, Healthy Boost blog, bit.ly/1c7474L We’re so fortunate in the GTA to have a wealth of food, resources and support making blogger Natalie Petyashina’s “drawbacks” to vegetarianism obsolete. Stress: It’s not at all difficult to pick a lunch spot with your non-vegetarian friends. Check out veg. ca/directory for a list of vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants that will please omnivores. Popular veg places to take meat-lovers include Fresh and Hogtown Vegan, or visit Rancho Relaxo or Disgraceland that serve both regular and vegan versions of almost all dishes on the menu. Most fast-food places now have clearly marked vegetarian

options and most coffee shops, including Starbucks, carry a plentiful supply of soy milk. Flavours: Last time I checked, no one serves up raw turkey from the cellophane package. It’s not the flavour of meat we crave, it’s the salt, fat and texture we add to it. Take those same flavours and fats and add them to veggies, beans or tofu to satisfy cravings. Add avocados and nuts to get the fat you’re looking for, add liquid smoke to get the flavour you enjoy on bacon. Add chili flakes to pasta and stir fries to spice things up. Shopping: It’s so easy these days to pick up convenience products to replace chicken. Gardein, Blue Menu, Tofurky and Yves are four common brands and I guarantee whichever major

grocery store is in your neighbourhood carries at least one of them. They make vegetarian “chicken”, “beef”, deli slices and more that you can swap out for animal flesh. Stop by your local health food store and their selection of microwave dinners, frozen burritos and vegan ice creams will make your mouth water. Still have questions or need support? Toronto’s fortunate to be home to Canada’s largest and oldest vegetarian organization, the Toronto Vegetarian Association. Check out veg. ca for more information. Barbi Lazarus Note: The writer has been a vegan for 15 years and has worked at the Toronto Vegetarian Association for five years.

people get the notion there is no one living in the house. Maybe we should create a sign which when posted on the lawn indicates to the owners

that filthy dog pee is not welcome and they can walk their dog elsewhere for that purpose. Besides, there is so much of free land under the

hydro lines just across the street where they could let their dogs pee or else let their dogs pee in their own houses. Keshav Chandra

We are Pan am “I am proud to be building a home for 7,000 athletes and transforming a community for Toronto.” John Foster, plumber Growing up in Montreal, John remembers the city coming to life during the 1976 Olympic Games. Now, he’s a part of the award-winning team that is building a home for athletes during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, and a community for generations of Canadians.

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just south of Rexdale Boulevard seeks to permit the construction of a 19-building commercial and office development. The proposal would include a total of 2,688 parking spaces to service potential patrons of the 50,098 square metres of retail space and 17,224 square metres of office space to be built at 2200 Islington Ave. Access to the site would be provided from two existing entries on Rexdale, plus an additional entry from Islington. n A rezoning application for the lands at 2161-2165 Lake Shore Blvd. W. in Ward 6’s Humber Bay Shores area, meanwhile, seeks to allow a mixed-use development consisting of two residential towers of 49 and 14 storeys, plus a four-storey commercial building. The residential component of the development would feature a total of 660 residential units, and the development would also include 2,523 square metres of commercial space and 1,445 square metres of retail space.

A five-level underground parking facility would provide for 635 residential spaces and 103 visitor/commercial spaces. The proposed development would also create two new streets and a private lane. n Also in Ward 6, a rezoning application for 251 Manitoba St. (at Legion Road) seeks to permit the construction of a 48-storey mixed-use building containing 548 apartment units and a total of 108 square metres of ground-floor retail space. The proposed development would have a four-level, 640space underground parking garage. West-end councillors gave each of the preliminary reports the go-ahead, meaning all five proposals will now proceed to the community consultation phase. City staff were instructed to work with the local councillors in each instance to schedule community meetings to discuss the applications and their proposed development plans with local residents and stakeholders.


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Our Community Cares An MRI machine. Renal dialysis machines. Incubators. Ceiling lifts. These are just some of the many things our community has made possible. A hospital is a community partnership and we are so fortunate that year after year, our generous donors have shown an incredible level of support. From gala dinners and golf tournaments, to walk-a-thons and barbecues,

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Frigid nights draw more homeless to Out of the Cold program

Volunteers sought to help out for next year CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com As Toronto nears the end of one of the coldest, snowiest and iciest winters in recent history, the good people who run the city’s Out of the Cold (OOTC) programs for the homeless are beginning to breathe sighs of relief. Here in Etobicoke, both the Lakeshore OOTC program at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church and that at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church have seen record numbers of men seeking shelter from the frigid cold within their welcoming walls every week. “Last year was probably our busiest ever that I can remember, and we were averaging well over a hundred a week – and this year we’re around the same number so far, if not more,” Ralph Walton, program co-ordinator at the All Saints OOTC site, said in an interview last week. “(On Feb. 14), for instance, we had 102 people in for dinner, plus we were full up with 20 overnight guests – so 122 people in total.” The cold-induced spike in homeless men seeking a hot meal and a warm bed to sleep in has also impacted the numbers lining up outside the Lakeshore OOTC program at St. Margaret’s Church, which normally accommodates up to 25 men every Monday night, said program co-ordinator Carol Wigle. “We have 25 (overnight guests) on a regular basis, but we increase that to 30 when there is a cold weather alert,” she said. “One night this winter, we had 31 guests, because it was just too cold to send anyone anywhere else

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Preparing bag lunches for those who miss the dinner at the Out of The Cold program are Catherine Armstrong, Helen Hitchcock, Rebecca Knapp and Hanna Lyle of Bloordale United Church. Volunteers for Out of The Cold in All Saints Anglican Church on Bloor Street help feed the 70 to 90 hungry homeless and provide overnight accomodation for about 20 men on Friday evenings from November to April each year.

for the night. It’s been quite a challenging year. We’ve been full up.” At both St. Margaret’s and All Saints, the OOTC programs not only offer up overnight shelter to homeless men in the community, but the church volunteers who run them also open their doors to the community for hot weekly dinners. At All Saints, the volunteers – most of whom hail from local churches and community groups – begin arriving at the church at 5 p.m. to begin preparing at hot meal for 100+ guests, to whom the doors open at 6 p.m. “What we also do on a weekly basis is we offer every guest, whether they’re just coming in for dinner or staying the night, is we offer them fresh, new T-shirts, socks and underwear – and we’ve

One night this winter, we had 31 guests, because it was just too cold to send anyone anywhere else for the night. It’s been quite a challenging year. We’ve been full up. – Carol Wigle, program at coordinator St. Margaret’s Church

handed out a lot of gloves this year, too,” Walton said. After the hot meal is served and the dinner crowd thins out, the overnight guests are invited to make use of the church’s shower and laundry facilities, while a public health nurse undertakes to see to their urgent medical needs. This year, Walton said, foot

issues have been a “huge problem” among many of the men – “which is one of the biggest reasons we like to give them all new socks.” “We also have limited access to coats and that kind of thing, but I don’t find there’s a lot of demand for it. I do keep a small stock of new boots, new gloves, new coats and a couple of extra sleeping bags on hand, though, because sometimes a guy will come in for an overnight and really have nothing. So, it’s kind of nice to start him off with new clothing.” Down at St. Margaret’s – which opens its doors to guests at 2 p.m. every Monday to enjoy an afternoon of movies in the warm church prior to dinner and the overnight stay – this year’s “hot item” has been long johns. “This year it hasn’t been

possible to keep them in stock – it’s just been that kind of winter,” Wigle said, noting that St. Margaret’s also offers each of its guests sets of new T-shirts, socks and underwear, while also providing laundry services. “We have a nurse who comes in every week, and she was saying that one of the things she has noticed a lot of this year is frostbitten hands and feet. Our guests have had many challenges to overcome this winter, and we’re here to help in any way we can.” While this season’s OOTC program is winding down – All Saints will serve its last guests of the winter on April 4, while St. Margaret’s program closes up shop for the year on March 31 – preparations will soon be underway for next winter, both Walton and Wigle said. “I’m always on the lookout

for new volunteers. At this time of the season, we’ve sort of got ourselves in place and people have their spots, but we’re already starting to think of the fall for next year, we schedule volunteer groups for the dinners during the summer,” he said. To those considering pitching in next year, Wigle said the OOTC volunteer experience can be an enlightening one. “You come to realize just how little some people have – and despite that, they’re still hanging in there. What I get out of this is, really, you can’t criticize people for being on the streets, because there but for the grace of God, go the rest of us,” she said. “Some of the people who come here had really successful lives and things just didn’t go for them – either they lost a job, they had a bad marriage, or they maybe drank too much. We aren’t in a position to judge them, we’re just here to help in any way we can and to be their port in the storm.” n The Out of the Cold program at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. (at Royal York Road), runs every Friday night from Nov. 22 to April 4, 6 to 8 p.m. The program can accommodate 20 male overnight guests, providing a hot dinner, warm place to sleep, laundry and shower facilities, access to a nurse, as well as a hot breakfast and bag lunch. n The Lakeshore Out of the Cold program at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth St. (near Islington Avenue and Birmingham Street), runs every Monday from Nov. 18 to March 31 from 2 p.m. to 8 a.m. The program accommodates 25 to 30 male overnight guests, providing a hot dinner, warm place to sleep, laundry facilities, access to a nurse, as well as a hot breakfast and bag lunch the next morning. For more information about how to donate or volunteer, at St. Margaret’s OOTC program email lakeshore@ootc.ca; or to support the All Saints Kingway’s program, email office@allsaintskingway.ca

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Free Community Lunch WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free Come and help us celebrate Robbie Burns Day. Piper, haggis and a beverage. All ages. Taste of Timothy WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Timothy Christian School, 28 Elmhurst Dr. CONTACT: 416-741-5770 COST: $5 pp/$20 per family Timothy Christian School is set to host the Taste of Timothy event, featuring international foods, a silent auction and business fair. Childcare available.

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Navigating the Healthcare System WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: eaprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca, 416-394-5270 COST: Free Gary Hepworth, Chair of CARP Etobicoke, will review the key components of the health-care system including the role of the LHIN, CCAC, hospitals, LTC homes and home care. He will provide suggestions on how to plan

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Fun Science Hacks WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: eaprograms@torontopbuliclibrary.ca, 416-394-5270 COST: Free Participants learn five different hacks based on scientific properties to take ordinary stuff from home and make it extraordinary. Make a glowstick. Registration required.

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Pancake Supper WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Margarets Church, 156 Sixth St. CONTACT: Mark, 416-259-2659, stmargaretschurch@bellnet.ca COST: Adults $8, kids $4.50 Celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Enjoy pancakes, waffles, crepes, sausages, dessert along with a book sale, deli and bake table, raffle and live jazz. Shrove Tuesday Dinner WHEN: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Val Greenfield, 416-621-3656, val.greenfield@ rogers.com COST: Adults and teens $8; Children $6; Family of 4 $25

Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, 525 Prince Edward Dr. CONTACT: Barbara Yake, 416-233-9795, www.gardenontario.org/site.php/etobicoke, ehs.by@bell.net COST: Free Join us for the Etobicoke Horticultural Society’s March meeting. The meeting features a guest speaker, a ‘bring & buy’ table, a lucky draw, and a flower competition/show. Guest speaker: Ken Brown; topic: ‘There are no house plants’. Refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

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Pancake Supper, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Islington WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-4014, office@saintmatts.ca COST: $7 adult ticket/$20 family ticket Pancake supper held in the gym. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Dinner at 6:15 p.m.

Learn About Bees WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Long Branch library, 3500 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: info@legsetobicoke.ca COST: Free Come hear about the plight of native bumblebees and other important pollinators at the Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society meeting. Learn about the diversity of native bees in your area and how you can help save these important creatures. Guest speaker: Sheila Colla, PhD; biologist, Wildlife Preservation Canada who is working to save the Endangered Rusty-patched Bumblebee from extinction.

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Join us for a Pancake Supper with proceeds benefiting Islington’s Refugee Support program. Adults and teens $8; Children $6; Family of 4 $25. You are welcome to stay for the church service that follows the meal.

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Time Together WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humbervale Place, Parkwood Dining

Room, 1447 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: Rev. Cindy Randall, 416-2492821, mmlj365@hotmail.com COST: Free This month’s presentation is on indoor gardening with Jenny Kiradziev from Sheridan Nurseries. Bring your plant questions. Refreshments. Accessible.

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World Day of Prayer WHEN: 1:30 p.m. to WHERE: St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, 61 West Deane Park Dr. CONTACT: St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, 416-622-5577 COST: Free The Women of Egypt have written the 2014 service. Neighbouring Anglican, Baptist, Catholic and United churches are participating in this service.

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Get the basics on buying a home at library sessions Are you a first-time home buyer? There are two free upcoming seminars for you. The Albion library, 1515 Albion Rd., hosts a seminar on Purchasing a Home on Tuesday, March 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about the steps you’ll need to take to buy your first house in Canada. No registration required. Call 416-3945170. The Eatonville library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. hosts a Home Buyers Seminar on Wednesday, March 5 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. A registered real estate specialist will lead you through all the necessary steps. Call 416-394-5270 or email eaprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca to register. NOW TO PROTECT YOUR ESTATE wPLAN

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Take part in breakout sessions on marketing your business online or problems with federal contracts or technology and the small business. For details, ticket price and to register visit www.bot.com/ events

grace peacock business in brief 36 Brentwood Rd. N. on Wednesday, March 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. David Duong, B.Comm, CMA leads the seminar on the financial mistakes to avoid, how to reduce taxes on your retirement income, how to eliminate the estate tax trap and how to protect your and your beneficiaries’ assets. Session is drop-in, first come, first seated. For information call 416-394-5240.

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12-hour interactive course is for anyone. The course takes place Friday from 5:15 to 9:45 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at FAME, 268 Royal York Rd. Cost is $215 for both days. Contact Cindy at cindykrysac@gmail.com

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‘They think people have forgotten about them’ >>>from page 1 money, which it is using to operate a two-year youth leadership program aimed at steering high school, and especially elementary, students toward college and university and away from drugs and gangs. “A lot of kids need the positive role model,” said Elmi, 23, a York University environmental management graduate. “We can take something negative and turn it into a positive. Change the issues of drugs and gangs and violence and offer role models and leadership and put a name on it and be proud of it.” Many of the leader-mentors are university graduates or enrolled in university. “Kids will think, ‘if they can do it, I can do it too.’ Growing up in a priority neighbourhood, you can go to university and work or you can take the easy way out,” said Elmi, who was hired in December as the program’s co-ordinator. Elmi acknowledges ‘the easy way out’ refers to a life of drugs, and potentially gangs. The mentoring program is expected to enrol as many as 40 kids ages nine to 16 with as many as a dozen older youth mentors. Three nights a week after school, kids will get homework help, can discuss life challenges, and engage in activities they enjoy, whether basketball, soccer or art for example. The hours will change in the summer. While the program is geared to Canadian-Somali children, it is open to kids of all ethnic backgrounds. Scheduled to start in April, the program is currently accepting applications from parents to enrol their preteens and teens. It is also accepting donations to help with program costs. Call the association at 416-742-4601 for more information. Murder is no stranger to the Canadian-Somali communities in Ontario and Alberta. Victims have been young men born in Canada to families, often a single mother, who fled Somali’s civil war. Last June, police raided

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homes in Etobicoke, Windsor and Alberta seizing guns, drugs and cash as part of a year-long investigation called Project Traveller. Many of the 60 or so men arrested were from a cluster of highrise buildings on Dixon Road in north Etobicoke known as Little Mogadishu. Elmi said the program offers the opportunity to create a positive out of the unflattering light cast on the Canadian-Somali community after the video and Project Traveller arrests. “It gives kids someone to talk to if they have problems,” Elmi said. “They can ask us, ‘what should I do’. There will be lighter moments, like basketball and activities outside. We want them to feel comfortable. If they’re not having an easy time at home, we want them to feel this is their home.” The program offers an opportunity to help grow youths’ self-esteem, suggested Hanad Jibril, 20. “All these kids see the environment they live in. They think people have forgotten about them, that people have better lives than them. Now we can tell them, ‘people care about you, too.’” Jibril said. Osman Ali founded the Somali-Canadian Association of Etobicoke 26 years ago in response to language and

cultural barriers then facing the local Somali community, often women and children who fled Somali’s deadly 1991 civil war. “I have a passion for it. It was the first Somali organization in Canada,” said Ali, the organization’s executive director. In recent years, Ali has knocked on the doors of all three levels of government, and submitted numerous applications to grow the agency’s youth programs. But no money came – until Gawker. “Isn’t it ironic?” asked Ali, recently retired from his career as an electronic engineer with Bell Canada. “A blogger in the United States of America based in New York looks at our application, the needs of the community here, the issues with drugs and drop-outs especially the boys, and is sympathetic to us and gives us money. “Where is our own government — all levels of government?” Ali said he is excited and encouraged to hand the reins over to his young leaders to help the youngest generation of Canadian-Somalis and other local children in need.

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Help replace Toronto’s damaged trees To ro n t o Pa rk s a n d Tre e s Foundation has launched the Recover the Canopy campaign to raise funds in support of tree planting and revitalization efforts. Damage to city trees is estimated in the millions of dollars. Ma k e a t a x - d e d u c t i b l e donation at www.torontoparksandtrees.org to help plant new trees and care for damaged trees. The organization reports 100

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Room to Read’s Toronto chapter hosts Anthony De Sa at Chapters Queensway on Friday, Feb. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1950 The Queensway east of The West Mall. De Sa’s Barnacle Love was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. He recently released his second book, Kicking the Sky, to critical acclaim. Room to Read is a charitable organization that teaches the love of reading to children in Africa and Asia by working with local authors in developing countries to create local language books, and to build school libraries. learn better ways to parent at conference Learn ways to positively impact your child’s education. T h e E t o b i c o k e Pa r e n t Conference offers eight interactive workshop sessions on

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Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Thistletown Collegiate at 20 Fordwich Cres. in the Islington Avenue-Elmhurst Drive area. Wo r k s h o p s i n c l u d e : Immigration Info Session; Understanding Special Education; French to Enhance Education; Get Real, Get Involved; Ways to Positively Impact Your Child’s Education; Parents Coping Strategies; Entrepreneurship and Employment, and Health, Wellness and Nutrition. Register early. Spaces are limited. Register by calling 647739-4663 or email etobicokeconference@gmail.com Transportation and child minding available upon request. Try your hand at the sport of ringette Instructors and coaches lead participants through free planned on-ice activities to give them a chance to skate, pass and shoot the ring, and learn some ringette rules in a safe environment. Event takes place Sunday, March 2 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. at

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Technology workshop at seniors centre Elder Technology Assistance Group (ETAG) is hosting a workshop for seniors on how to navigate advancements in technology. ETAG will hold discussions and offer demonstra-

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and staying safe when using the Internet at home. The workshop takes place Tuesday, March 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. To register, email islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca or call 416-231-3431.

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Personal tours available.

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Newly Renovated Basement With Separate Entrance. Recreation Rm With Gas Fireplace,Above Ground Windows, Pot Lighting, Laminate Flooring Also Fourth Bedroom. Sun Room At Rear With Walkout To Patio. Broadacres Junior School District. 22 Tunbridge Cres. $559,900

Large 5 bdrm perfect for a growing family! View floor plan to see how large this home really is! Main flr features hardwood through-out, granite counters & Mosaic back-splash in eat-in kitchen. 4 large baths including master en-suite & additional bath with steam shower! Large principal rms with crown moulding & over-sized baseboards! Cozy family rm with W/O to large deck. Many recent upgrades. In Humber Valley Village & Our Lady of Sorrows school district! Close to transit, shopping & restaurants.

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Oversize 1-Bdrm plus Den with 2 full Washrooms, 860 Sq. Ft., Eatin Kitchen with Granite, Stainless Steel Appliances. Spacious Living lknaggs@trebnet.com and Dining Rooms, Hardwood floors, Locker and Parking included. Amenities include Indoor Pool, Fitness Gym, Whirlpool Sauna, Media, Lounge/Library, Virtual Golf, Guest Suites, Visitor Parking, 24 Hr Re/Max West Realty Inc., Brokerage Concierge. Across from Sherway Gardens, Steps to TTC. Close to Independently Owned and Operated 427/QEW. MLS# W2839916 235 Sherway Gardens Rd $336,800

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Theodore Babiak Broker

65 WIMBLETON ROAD. Nestled in the heart of Humber Valley across from a quiet parquette this bright, spacious and tastefully updated side-split is not to be missed! Walking distance to Humber Valley Public School and Kingsway College!

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SURROUNDED BY MATURE TREES AND MILLION DOLLAR HOMES IN PRESTIGIOUS “OLD THISTLEDOWN” ON A 50 X 120’ LOT. This well loved 6 room bungalow has a cottagelike atmosphere with a Sunny front Porch, 2 nice size Bedrooms, huge Kitchen and elegant Dining room. You’ll enjoy the in-ground pool in July and August. This is an opportunity for the right Buyer! For A Picture Tour visit: www.tinaklein.com

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4

Ann Corrigan Sales Representative

905.338.3737

58 MARINE PARADE #907, TORONTO

Lakefront living at it’s best. This sunny 1 bedroom condo in The Explorer is finished beautifully. Dark hardwood, upgraded kitchen cabinets with granite counters + a window over the sink. Loads of storage.South West facing with 2 balconies + 3 access points. Fabulous amenities, TTC at the front door, concierge + 1 parking spot. $349,900

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870 JANE ST # 111 True Brownstone Feel!! Meticulously Maintained Townhome W/ 2 Spacious Bdrms, Bright & Versatile Main Flr. A Huge Terrace Off The Roomy Kitchen! Extensive Upgrades! High-End S/S Appliances! 2 Lockers, Plenty Of Storage! Generous Closets! Convenient Location! TTC At Door, Backs Onto Park W/ Trails, Waterfall & Pool! Marvelous Opportunity To Own A Move-In Ready Home. www.homesandphotos.ca/870jane111

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Frank Leo

GUARANTEED H OVER 1.5 ACRES IN PRESTIGIOUS EDGEHILL GARDENS!! Spectacular Stone Mansion in ultra private setting, one of Toronto’s finest neighbourhoods. Fabulous country living in the city, multiple walkouts,pool complex with gazebo,fresh water pond,tennis courts,master retreat,simply stunning.Incredible 690’ depth with access from cul-de-sac great potential for future development. One of a kind jewel, please contact Frank Leo for any questions. $6,300,000

SPECTACULAR LUXURY ESTATE!

Incredible Royal York/Edenbridge 5bdrm 2 storey on beautifully landscaped 100’ x 210’ ravine lot. Resort-like terraced back garden, waterfall pond, gazebo and in-ground pool. Gorgeous 2 storey foyer, fabulous gourmet kitchen, main floor billiard room w/English style bar, Stunning 2 storey family rm with huge custom library wall and ladder rail. Spacious large lower level rec. rm with w/o absolutely a must see $2,399,900!!

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Custom built 4 + 2 bdrm 2 storey with addition, gorgeous renovated kitchen & baths, granite counter tops, gleaming hardwood floor, 4 full baths, main floor. Family room & den, 2nd floor laundry, finished basement with separate entrance, quality craftsmanship through-out, thousands spent must be seen for $1,100,000

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Central Etobicoke, Luxury 4 bedroom, 2 Storey situated on a premium pie shaped lot. Fabulous center hall plan with circular staircase. Spectacular kitchen with built in appliances and granite counter top. Large principal rooms, master retreat, finished basement, thousand spent on upgrades. The home you have been waiting for only $1,025,000!!

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Wow Wow Wow!!! Spectacular totally renovated property, open concept layout custom gourmet kitchen, high-end stainless steel appliances, magnificent finished basement, 4 walkouts, 2 decks, balcony, detached oversized garage, fantastic location. Simply must be seen, only $799,900!!

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Gorgeous Green Park Built 4 bedroom, with premium lot on a quiet crescent in a high demand location. New gourmet kitchen with granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, renovated bathrooms, main floor family room, circular stairs, separate 2 bedroom In-law suite. Thousands spent to make this home standout, amazing value for only $699,900!!

AMAZING 3 STOREY OPPORTUNITY!!

Detached 5 bedroom situated just North of St. Clair, open concept living room, French doors, picture window, gorgeous wood work, formal dining room, pocket doors, 2 kitchens, separate entrance to basement, plus private parking for 3 plus cars. Exceptional neighbourhood, opportunity + value at only $599,900!!

THE BELLARIA RESIDENCE!!

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!!

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Spacious 3+1 bedroom in high demand Jane/ St. Clair location, great curb appeal backing onto park, new kitchen & bath, beautiful skylight over staircase, large master bdrm with ensuite, separate entrance to professionally finished basement apartment, and many extras for only $549,900.

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Fabulous 2 bedroom, large combined living & dining room, with cathedral ceilings, 17’ floor to ceiling windows, W/O to balcony, 2nd floor laundry, modern kitchen with European appliances, 2 washrooms, master with ensuite, parking, locker, and all amenities for only $449,900!!

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Chic and sophisticated New York style Loft, Exclusive Boutique Building, luxury 2 bedroom, Soaring 17 ft ceiling, open concept living area, granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, 2 balconies, parking, step to Yorkville shops, cafes, restaurants, and subway. Only $529,900!!

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Fantastic location close to subway. Large spotless 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner unit. Spacious and bright, lots of windows, shows like a model suite. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, rich dark floors, glass shower, custom Hunter Douglas window blinds. 5 Star building amenities and close to all conveniences. Simply must be seen for only $449,900!!

DETACH BUNGALOW WITH ADDITION

Situated on a 145 ft deep lot, 3+1 bedroom, open concept living + dining room, family size kitchen, separate entrance to In-law suite, long private drive, massive double garage at back, family neighbourhood. Excellent Value only $499,900!!

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Exceptional 2 bedroom suite with approximately 1000 Sqft of luxury. Stunning espresso floors and cabinetry, granite counters in kitchen and 2 bathrooms, stainless steel appliances. Elegant waterfront living, steps to the Lake, shops, restaurants, GO Station and all conveniences. 24 hr concierge, lounge, party room, courtyard, and 7th floor terrace overlooking the Lake, complete with outdoor lounges and BBQ facilities. Simply must be seen for only $419,900!!

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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!!

SPECTACULAR $399,900

Wow Wow Wow!! Renovated open concept, amazing 12 ft ceilings, New York style, hardwood floors, magnificent master, W/I closet, renovated kitchen + baths, finished basement, W/O to large deck + shed. Fabulous location, steps to transit + amenities. Amazing value!!

RENOVATED ALDERWOOD DETACHED!!

Spectacular detached 3+1 bedroom in high demand South Etobicoke. Modern renovated kitchen, granite countertop, island of Your Dreams, renovated baths, gleaming hardwood floors, separate entrance to finished basement. Ideal for In-Law suite situated on a spacious lot. Simply Must Be Seen.

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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 $339,900

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Charming detached bungalow in Eglinton/ Caledonia location, close to all conveniences, just steps to TTC, schools, stores, and more! Eat in kitchen, combined living and dining room, hardwood floors, separate entrance to basement, W/O to backyard. Must be seen, only $329,900!!

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Downsizing to a smaller home can be beneficial for a variety of reasons, including less home to clean and maintain, more affordable utility bills and lower property taxes. But the decision to downsize is rarely black and white. Saying goodbye to a place that was home for many years isn’t easy, but there’s more than just sentimental value to consider after the kids move out.

Personal finances

Market makes gains in early Feb. Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher says that “sales growth has rebounded so far in February after a slow start to the year in January. While new listings were still down in comparison to last year, the annual rate of decline was less than experienced last month. “This may point to an improvement in the listings situation moving forward, which would help alleviate some of the pent-up demand that currently exists in the marketplace." Greater Toronto Area realtors reported 2,767 sales through the TorontoMLS system during the first 14 days of February. This result was up by 1.3 per cent in comparison to 2,731 transactions

reported during the same period in 2013. New listings were down by 6.1 per cent on a year-overyear basis. "Price growth well above the rate of inflation will be the norm for the remainder of the year. Over the same period, mortgage rates are expected to remain low, thereby keeping home ownership affordable in the GTA," says Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis. The average selling price during the first two weeks of February 2014 was $547,107 – up 7.8 per cent compared to the average of $507,474 for the first 14 days of February 2013. – TREB

Your financial situation merits significant consideration when deciding if the time is right to downsize your home. If your retirement nest egg is not as substantial as you would like it to be, then it would seem as though downsizing to a smaller, more affordable home is a great opportunity for you to start catching up on your retirement savings. But that’s only true if your new home won’t incur any additional expenses that are already taken care of in your current home. For example, if you plan to move into a condominium, you can expect to pay monthly homeowners association fees.

Real estate market There are seller’s markets and there are buyer’s markets, and ideally you would like to sell your home in a seller’s market. But keep in mind that this might be the same market in which you hope to buy a new home. The nature of the real estate market depends on a host of factors, including geography. If the city is in the midst of a seller’s market and you are planning on moving to a location where buyers have the upper hand, then now might be a great time to move. Things

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Foreign affairs minister heads delegation to Ukraine Ukrainian community in Toronto holds largest rally to date at Queen’s Park TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is returning to Ukraine following last week’s record bloodshed and parliament’s majority vote in favour of a new unity government. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement Baird and a delegation of Canadian-Ukrainian leaders and parliamentarians will travel to Kyiv to meet with members of the anticipated Ukrainian transitional government and civil society. News of Canada sending a delegation to Ukraine’s capital to support democracy came as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered massive military exercises just across the

eastern Ukrainian borders, news reports indicated. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement the exercise would “check the troops’ readiness for action in crisis situations that threaten the nation’s national security.” Last Sunday afternoon, m e m b e r s o f To r o n t o’s Ukrainian community turned out for a vigil and rally at Queen’s Park in the highest numbers seen since the Toronto organization began organizing the rallies 12 weeks ago. Images of last week’s bloodshed when 77 protestors were gunned down in Ukraine’s deadliest day of violence since the Second World War in Kyiv’s Independence Square gripped

Toronto Canadian-Ukrainians and people around the world. Emotions ran high when more than 2,000 CanadianUkrainians gathered for a candlelight vigil and rally to remember the dozens who died in the latest protests in Kyiv, and to show solidarity with Ukrainians. T h e v i g i l ’s p r o g r a m included speakers, but also the broadcasting of a song being played at the funerals of every anti-government protestors who has died defending democracy in Kyiv’s Independence Square, or Maidan as its known in Ukrainian. “What shocked me was all these men – from university students to very old men in

their late 80s – who all were crying. There virtually was not a dry eye when the song played, and when each of the fallen protestors’ names and which part of Ukraine they were from, was read aloud,” Olya Grod, a board member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Toronto branch, said in an interview Monday morning. “If ever there was solidarity in the entire country, (Maidan) is it. Protestors killed weren’t only from western Ukraine, but from the eastern side, too.” Change swiftly swept over Ukraine’s political crisis last weekend with reports President Viktor Yanukovych had fled Kyiv. Then news agencies reported the Ukrainian

parliament had passed a special resolution removing the president from office. Yanukovych was impeached, and new elections scheduled for May. Reports indicated Yanukovych had fled to eastern Ukraine, and had called the weekend’s event a coup. Protests in Kyiv began in late November after Yanukovych chose to abandon proposed ties with the European Union in favour of strengthening the country’s trade relationship with Russia. Many Ukrainians hopeful for a modernized country saw the move as a step backward to Russia’s Soviet past. Grod called Yanukovych’s disappearance “despicable, but typical” and said it shows

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A police officer at the corner of King and Yonge streets, 1912: This photo captures much of the commotion and excitement of, historically, one of Toronto’s busiest intersections.

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n March 5, 1834, a growing community known as the Town of York went to sleep as a British colonial outpost, and awoke as the newly incorporated City of Toronto. “It’s really only significant because of that shift in government...where we suddenly took on this mantle of becoming something different than what we were (the day before),” explained Wayne Reeves, chief curator for the City of Toronto. “It wasn’t really cataclysmic but it did show a little bit of growing autonomy, at least in nomenclature.” The system of governance of York, with its provincially appointed magistrates, was proving inadequate to meet the needs of the community. A new government was formed and took effect on March 6, with elected officials and Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. Mackenzie’s reign was short lived; he declined a second term in office and went on to cause what Reeves describes as “huge turmoil” for the city in leading the Upper Canada rebellion of 1837. Despite this, the city grew incrementally into the early 1900s, mostly through the annexation of surrounding villages. Eventually neighboring communities broke off with their own governments, forming townships such as Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, and eventually Weston and Leaside. POPULATION JUMP As Toronto grew, so did its challenges. The city was experiencing an unprecedented jump in population after the Second World War, and the province again needed a way to meet rising regional demands, especially as it looked to replace farmlands with industrialization and housing. In April 1953, the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was created to address those issues shared by the city and the surrounding communities of Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and York, as well as the smaller East York, Forest Hill, Leaside, Long Branch, Mimico, New Toronto, Swansea and Weston. “The big picture is you’ve got a number of different municipalities in the same region who share the same concerns, but it’s difficult for them to all work together,” said Dr. Gary

municipalities were merged to produce seven governments: the City of Toronto, Metro Council and the five boroughs of Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, York and East York. Finally, in 1998 the Conservative provincial government amalgamated the five municipalities into a mega city with Toronto. According to Reeves, this got people talking in all the right ways. “Healthy debates about how we want to run our city, and what we should invest in, came to the forefront,” said Reeves, who believes these discussions help push our city forward. He points to the addition of new city hall and the Toronto-Dominion Centre in the 1960s, which attracted global attention but also caused many to question what to do with old city hall. The end result was a city that began to embrace preservation as a key element to future growth. “We are continually re-imagining the city and I think that’s really what makes it one of the most interesting places in North America,” Reeves said. “The city continues to change dramatically. Not a lot of population growth but a lot of population change and increasing diversity in terms of our ethnic makeup.”

Yonge Street Slip, looking north, 1926: William James’ photograph reminds us of how industrial Toronto’s lakeshore used to be in the early 20th century.

King Street East, south side looking west, 1856: One of the earliest photographs taken of Toronto, this image shows Toronto’s main commercial thoroughfare at that time.

‘SUSTAINED PROSPERITY’

The intersection of Dundas Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, looking south-east, 1912: What was the Merchant’s Bank of Canada is now a Starbucks. Photos courtesy/CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

Miedema, associate director and chief historian at Heritage Toronto. The two-tiered system of government did not replace Toronto’s own government, which still looked after aspects of city life such as public health, but Metro did take lead on issues such as arterial roads, sewer, and protection of parks and valley lands. “I think it was hugely successful and really was the recipe for growth in what we now call the City of Toronto,” Reeves said. “As a result we’ve got one of the greatest park systems in the world... a very durable legacy.” Still, the new system was not without controversy. Despite success with

the Gardiner Expressway, plans for the Spadina Expressway stopped short due to opposition, leaving the Allen Expressway with an endpoint at Eglinton Avenue West. There was also a lost battle with the City of Toronto to turn Toronto Island into parklands. The year 1967 brought the city one step closer to amalgamation as the 13

The city may be constantly changing, but Reeves also points to our general upward momentum since 1834, unlike other North American cities, such as Detroit, that have had “huge downturns.” “We’ve sustained prosperity and as a result we’ve been able to grow in many different ways,” Reeves said. Both historians agree that the diversity of the city’s population is a unique aspect of Toronto’s history and current culture. There have been times when discrimination reared its ugly head, and the community has faced the consequences. The riot at Christie Pits in 1933, given as example, which was incited by Pit Gang members who hung a large sheet with a swastika on it during a local baseball game. “It’s been a long struggle that continues today, although we’ve made great strides in diversity in our city,” Miedema said. “Our ability to develop in a way that has created a relatively open and accepting environment for people to settle, and build families, and contribute to the city – I think that’s something that’s remarkable.”

While we’re celebrating Toronto’s 180th birthday, what memories or photos do you have of our city’s past? Email etg@insidetoronto.com

History of Etobicoke First Nations’ peoples were the first to call Etobicoke home. The Mississaugas settled here in 1695 and gave the area its name, derived from the Mississauga word wadoopikaang: meaning “place where the alders grow,” which described the area between the Etobicoke Creek and the Humber River. Early British settlers arrived, including the Queen’s Rangers who were given land near Simcoe. The area became a major trading route. Samuel Smith, a Rangers’ colonel, received 1,530 acres of land from today’s Kipling Avenue to Etobicoke Creek north to Bloor Street West. Today, a sprawling lakefront, naturalized Etobicoke park is named after Smith. In 1806, William Cooper built a grist mill and saw mill on the west bank of the Humber River just south of Dundas. In 1809, the census counted 137 residents. Dundas Street bridge opened in 1816, which would make the township more accessible. Etobicoke’s landscapes have included prosperous farms, resorts along the lake, mill villages on the Humber and a commercial byway along Lakeshore Road, later to become Lake Shore Boulevard West, City of Toronto archives indicate. In 1850, the township of Etobicoke was incorporated. In 1954, Etobicoke Township became part of the then newly incorporated municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. The suburb provided homes and jobs for a growing post-Second World War population. In 1967, Etobicoke Township merged with three lakeside municipalities – the Village of Long Branch, the Town of New Toronto and the Town of Mimico – to form the Borough of Etobicoke. In 1984, Etobicoke was reincorporated as a city. In 1998, Etobicoke was amalgamated into the City of Toronto.

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police An Independent Review Panel has been set up to reviewToronto Hydro’s service performance during the ice storm that occurred December 21/22, 2013.The Panel is chaired byToronto lawyer David McFadden.

Catch 22 seeks suspect on fraud charges

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This week’s Catch 22 most wanted is 35-year-old Brian Medd. Medd is wanted by police in south Etobicoke’s 22 Division on the following charges: two counts of fraud under $5,000; two counts of personation to obtain property; three counts of possession of property obtained by crime; and eight counts of procuring to be made, transferring and selling ID documents. Anyone who sees Medd is asked to call 911 immediately, while anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 22 Division

at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips. com or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Catch 22 broadcasts the details of one of south Etobicoke’s most wanted.

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The Independent Review Panel is hosting public town hall events to gather public input onToronto Hydro’s service during the recent ice storm.The City ofToronto is coordinating the town hall meetings on behalf of the Panel. Join us to assist the Panel in identifying opportunities for improvement of services to residents and businesses. Date: Time: Location:

Thursday, March 6, 2014 7 – 9:30 p.m. North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Council Chamber Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Council Chamber Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Council Chamber

We would like to hear from you Public consultation is an important part of this study. Attendees are invited to provide a three-minute comment to the Panel.The Panel has asked that Toronto Hydro representatives not be present in order thatTorontonians may speak freely. Customers and residents unable to attend one of these meetings can provide feedback to Davies Consulting LLC, via e-mail to: torontoicestorm@daviescon.com. Davies Consulting, a leading energy consultancy, is conducting the review ofToronto Hydro’s response to the ice storm, under the direction of the Independent Review Panel.

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Police are on the hunt for three males wanted in connection with a violent home invasion robbery in Etobicoke Thursday, Feb. 20 that left two men with stab wounds. According to police, the two male victims – 22 and

Brian Medd is this week’s Catch 22. Medd is wanted on fraud charges.

John MacLean was stabbed outside a highrise Feb. 12.

29 – were at a residence in the area of The West Mall and Rathburn Road that night with a 22-yearold woman, when three masked males forced their way in shortly before midnight. When the suspects – two of whom were armed with handguns, while the third was seen brandishing a knife – made a demand for money, a struggle ensued. The two male victims were stabbed, and the suspects fled the scene empty-handed. T h e v i c t i m s w e re transported to a hospital, where they were treated for their stab wounds and released. The suspects are described as follows: the first is 6’0”, with a thin build; the second is 201 pounds, with a heavy build; the third has a medium build.

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Schools hope for OFSAA repeat BATTLE FOR THE BALL Etobicoke high schools nearly accomplished a clean sweep in girls volleyball and boys basketball last year at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships at the top 4A level. And those very same Etobicoke high schools are back at this year’s OFSAA championships which run this Monday to Wednesday. Bishop Allen Academy, which won last year’s OFSAA 4A girls volleyball championship in dominating fashion, won last week’s Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) championship 3-0 over fellow Etobicoke School Michael Power/St. Joseph High School. Both teams qualify for the 4A OFSAA championships in Barrie. Father Henry Carr Catholic

Secondary School, meanwhile, also made it to last year’s OFSAA 4A championship game in boys basketball, edged in overtime by fellow Toronto school St. Michael’s College. Carr won last week’s TCDSB 4A title over Scarborough’s Blessed Mother Teresa. And both teams will play in their 4A OFSAA championships in Mississauga (Carr is again seeded second, behind defending champ St. Mike’s). Other Etobicoke schools at OFSAA include: Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) girls volleyball 3A champs; and Martingrove Collegiate, the Toronto District School Board boys basketball 3A champs. OFSAA scores and stats will be updated at www.ofsaa.on.ca

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EARNEST EFFORT: Emery Collegiate's Richie Tawiah tries to stop Martingrove Collegiate’s Nirobi Adu from getting a basket during Senior Tier 1, AAA TDSB Boys Basketball Championships at Ryerson University Wednesday. Martingrove defeated Emery 58-39.

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TEAMWORK WINS: Don Bosco's Jason Palmani returns the shuttle as his partner Shahzeen Riaz makes way in their mixed-doubles badminton match against home team Monsignor Percy on Tuesday. The visitors took the match in two close games, 23-21 and 22-20. Don Bosco won the Toronto District Catholic Athletic Association tournament, taking six matches to the host's five.

WEST MALL WIN: The West Mall Lightning minor peewee select team won the White Division of the Leaside Select Tournament on Feb. 9. The team defeated Duffield Devils 3-1 in the championship final. It was the grudge match for both teams who had tied each other 3-3 in the preliminary round while winning both their other games. Back row: Ben Ronalds, Matthew Wren, Anthony Hebbes, Owen Ferguson, Megan Ronalds, Logan Lipka and Olivia Perretta. Middle row: Luke Nocera, Jake Blimkie, Jack Mooney, Matthew Mocherniak, Daniel Dubovitsky and Nicholas Apa. Front row: Julian Lukasik and Andrew Headrick. Absent from photo: head coach Dom Nocera, assistant coaches Jim Ronalds and Dmitri Dubovitsky, trainer Matthew Perretta and manager Ed Wren.

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winning the national gold doubles medal (with Yip), and in the process earning CCAA female player of the year honours. In women’s singles, she earned the silver medal in 2012 and the bronze medal as a rookie in 2011. In 2012 she represented Canada at the World University Games in Korea, finishing 3-3. With such success has come many accolades. She is a four-time CCAA All Canadian and a four-time OCAA Player of the Year. At Humber College, however, she’s appreciated for much more than the medals she brings back. “Tracy’s commitment to her team has never wavered, as she attends all practices and tournaments, and is always among the hardest working athletes across all sports,” noted a Humber College media release. “The leadership and drive she shows has helped drive the entire team to bigger and better things.”

The Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the month for February may well be Humber College’s best ever female badminton player. Actually, Tracy Wong of Richmond Hill may be the best ever to have played in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) league. Period. At the OCAA badminton championships hosted by Humber College in February, she won her fourth straight gold medal, winning the mixed championship with teammate Andrew Lau of Markham. Amazingly, she has now won OCAA gold in every event – also winning women’s doubles in 2013 (with Renee Yip of Markham) and in singles in 2012 and 2011. She has never lost at an OCAAsanctioned event. With her win, she once again qualified for the 2014 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national badminton championships currently taking place in Edmonton. Wong has also had success at the national level – although not quite as perfect. She was perfect last season,

The Athlete of the Month is sponsored by The Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame, Humber College, Canadian Tire – The Queensway and The Etobicoke Guardian. To nomainate an athlete, visit www.etobicokesports.ca

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Tracy Wong of Humber College Badminton is the Athlete of The Month for February. Joanne Noble, chair of the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Bialek, manager of athletics at Humber College and president of the Ontario College’s Athletic Association (OCAA) presented the award. Sponsors Ted Mangnall of Canadian Tire Queensway and Warren Elder of The Guardian are absent for the photo.

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