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Up until recently, the only playground equipment available for little Brynna Barnett to play on at Flagstaff Park where the very same swings, slides and climber that her mother played on as a child decades before her. “It was the same old lopsided dome climber, the same tattered and rusted banks of swings with the paint all chipped off, and the same slides,” Brynna’s mom, Kim Barnett, said Monday morning at the reopening of the rejuvenated north Etobicoke Park. “It was just outdated and old. My mom has pictures of me at my daughter’s age – five – on top of the old big slide.” Enter Doug Ford – and a whole host of community supporters. Back in June 2011, the Etobicoke North councillor was approached by Barnett’s sister, Kerri Weston, about the dilapidated conditions at Flagstaff Park. He readily agreed to donate $5,000 in seed money towards a fundraising barbecue – and the rest, as they say, is history. “When she told me this park

Foul play ruled out in death of man found in park

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Mayor Rob Ford was on hand to celebrate the reopening of Flagstaff Park Monday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured here are: Ford, along with his brother, Etobicoke North Councillor Doug Ford, and Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie, chair of the City’s Parks and Environment Committee. Campers from the nearby SummerDaze day camp Noah and Samuel helped hold the ribbon, while campers Catherine and Anna tried out the new slide.

My mom has pictures of me at my daughter’s age – five – on top of the big old slide. – Kim Barnett, on the oudated playground

equipment had been here for the last 40 years, since she was little, right away I thought ‘Bingo! Let’s revitalize the park!’” Ford told The Guardian at Monday’s event, noting that Canadian Tire and other corporate donors stepped up to help. “So we held a barbecue

and hundreds of people showed up and they all pitched in and worked their backs off. It was a big community effort.” In the last few months, the old playground was torn out and about $275,000 worth of work has been undertaken at >>>ford, page 10

Homicide has been ruled out in the death of a 54-year-old south Etobicoke man, whose body was found in a local park recently. According to Const. Wendy Drummond, the results of a post-mortem examination undertaken late last week determined that the victim had a pre-existing medical condition that contributed to his death. The man, whose name police are not releasing, was reported missing by his wife at 5:05 a.m. on Thursday; his body was located at a park in the area of Park Lawn Road and Kings Point Drive at around 7:35 a.m. that same morning. Police originally classified the victim’s death a “suspicious” one, and charged an unnamed 53-year-old man with aggravated assault in connection to the deceased. Given the results of the post mortem, Drummond said police will not pursue homicide charges against the unnamed accused, but that the aggravated assault charge against him still stands. Call 416-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Join LAMP Community Health Centre in Lakeshore Village Park, 46 Garnett Janes Rd., this Wednesday, July 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for a pizza dinner. For the third year in a row, LAMP will be running a wood-burning, brick pizza oven at the park every Wednesday until August 28. Cost is just $1. For more information about the market, call 416-252-9701 ext. 271.

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wdemo THIS THURSDAY Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is coming to Etobicoke on Thursday, July 18. As part of the Quiksilver Tony Hawk Tour, Hawk and his crew will present a live, 45-minute skateboarding demo on the half-pipe in the parking lot of the Sport Chek at Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall from 3 to 4 p.m. Admission is free and the skateboarding demo is open to the public.

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LAMP Community Health Centre will continue selling low-cost, mostly local fruits and vegetables and fruits at Lakeshore Village park this Wednesday, July 17. The weekly LAMP Good Food Market, which takes place at Lakeshore Village Park, 46 Garnett Janes Rd., runs every Wednesday until September 18. Come out and try new produce, new recipes, and learn about other LAMP events

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Mimico-by-the-Lake Business Improvement Area (BIA) presents Dancing Under the Stars on Friday, July 19 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Amos Waites Square, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Grab your dancing shoes and your friends, and come out for an evening of open-air music and dancing in Mimico by the Lake.

DJ Maximum Music will be taking requests all night. Fun for all ages. CITY EXTENDS CAT

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The City of Toronto’s Feline Fiesta cat adoption blitz has been extended until July 20. Etobians can adopt a kitten or cat for only $25 (plus HST and a licence if applicable) at the Toronto Animal Services shelter in Etobicoke at 146 The East Mall (Hwy. 427 and Dundas Street West). The shelter is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.toronto.ca/ animal_services/informationresources.htm LAKESHORE BIA HOSTS

wFIRST EVER MUSIC FEST The first annual Lakeshore Music Festival will take place in Etobicoke on Saturday, July 20 starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Lakeshore BIA, the festival will feature music ranging from Celtic folk, alt-rock, indie funk and pop, jazz, blues,

and reggae. The Big Guys Little Coffee Shop, Village Vinyl, Tex Mex Hand Held Grub, Albatros Restaurant and Community Roots are just a few of the venues. For a full schedule, go to enjoytheshore.ca/Music_Festival. html

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Arts Etobicoke, Creative V illage Studio and Amnesty International Toronto are inviting Etobians to attend a special community meeting to discuss a new, multimedia mural project at Islington Avenue and Dundas Street West. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Arts Etobicoke’s storefront gallery, 4893A Dundas St. W. For more information, call Shira Spector at 416-6228737.

ing for volunteers who like to work with local seniors. Volunteers of Storefront’s Adult Day Program assist with activities, meal preparation and cleanup , while volunteers of the Dining Program help to arrange table settings, meal service and cleanup. For more information or to sign up, call Storefront’s volunteer co-ordinator at 416-259-4207 or go to www.storefronthumber. ca/volunteer.html to fill out a volunteer application form. Have an item of interest for the briefs page? We’ll take events and news briefs, so long as they impact the residents of Etobicoke. Send details to etg@insidetoronto.com or post a message on our Facebook wall.

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Donation gives YWS a boost Youth Without Shelter receives $25,000 from Home Depot CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Youth Without Shelter (YWS) residents were treated to a fresh coat of paint, a colourful new garden, and a delicious home-cooked meal – not to mention a cheque for $25,000 – last Wednesday, all courtesy of the Home Depot. Wendy Horton, executive director of the Etobicoke youth shelter, said the day’s events – especially the generous donation and the effort put forth by the team of 30 Home Depot volunteers – meant “a great deal” to both YWS’s residents and staff on a number of levels. “Firstly, it’s great for the youth who live here, because many of them have been abandoned by their families and have no one that really cares about them. It really blows their minds when outside groups come in and start doing these kinds of things for them – it’s a real morale booster,” she said. “Secondly, it gives us an opportunity to introduce to people what we

do in the shelter and tell them about our services; and, of course, thirdly, it helps us get things done in and around the building that we’d never get around to doing otherwise.” The $25,000 in funding, presented to YWS Executive Director Wendy Horton on behalf of the Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Affordable Housing Grant Program, will be used to repair the shelter’s handi-cap access ramp and exterior retaining wall – work that will be complete by summer’s end. The Home Depot grants provide funding to Canadian registered charities making repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to housing dwellings that benefit youth in need. As such, the YWS project was a perfect fit, said Amanda Cornelisse, the Home Depot Foundation’s community affairs specialist. For Cornelisse, last week’s visit to YWS – Etobicoke’s singular emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth aged 16-24 – was an eye-opening experience she said will lead to a continuing partnership in the future. “We got to learn about all of their services... and it was the start of a really long-term relationship. With our new focus on supporting youth and housing, it’s a really perfect fit and I know that our associates look forward to going back and working with the youth for the longer term.”

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NHLer and Mimico native David Clarkson (in red) was grand marshal at the Honda Indy this weekend. Here, left to right: James Hinchcliffe, David Clarkson, Nazem Kadri, Charlie Johnstone (president of the Honda Indy Toronto).

Honda Indy race started by new Toronto Maple Leafs “Drivers, start your engines!” As official grand marshals of this past weekend’s 2013 Honda Indy Toronto, Mimico natives – and new Toronto Maple Leafs – Dave Bolland and David Clarkson each got to utter that famous command to kick start the 2inTO INDYCAR races. “We are thrilled to have Dave and David as the grand marshals of our event,” Charlie Johnstone, president of Honda Indy Toronto, said in a statement in advance of the event. “The Honda Indy is Toronto’s event, so it’s only fitting for two Toronto-natives and members of Leafs Nation to make the famous call to start the races.” Bolland and Clarkson, who both grew up in south Etobicoke, both

recently signed with the Leafs – just five days apart. Over the weekend, the pair shared grand marshal duties for 2inTO, the two INDYCAR races that took place during the July 12 to 14 weekend event. Bolland started the races on Saturday, July 13, while Clarkson issued the famous command on Sunday, July 14. No stranger to the Honda Indy Toronto, at last year’s races Clarkson announced a partnership between his charity, Clarky’s Kids, and the Graham Rahal Foundation – both of which raise funds to help chronically ill children and their families. This year, the Clarky’s Corner logo was carried on the Dale Coyne Racing No. 19 piloted by Justin Wilson in support of the charity’s

fundraising efforts. Clarky’s Corner Children’s Charities is an umbrella foundation recently launched in Toronto to allocate funds to numerous initiatives with the goal of improving the lives of kids and their families. Similarly, Bolland – a two-time Stanley Cup Champion who last month scored the winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final – officially launched the Dave Bolland Foundation last year to help empower youth from marginalized communities in shaping their futures for success. Scott Dixon, from New Zealand, took the checkered flag, winning both weekend races. ~Cynthia Reason

More debates slated for Aug. 1 byelection

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Ray Goral, a member of Home Depot Canada Foundation’s associate advisory committee, presents a cheque for $25,000 to Youth Without Shelter Executive Director Wendy Horton.

CARP Etobicoke hosts a debate for the Etobicoke-Lakeshore candidates on Tuesday, July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion’s Long Branch branch, 3850 Lake Shore Blvd West near Long Branch GO Station. Candidates who have confirmed their attendance include: Peter Milczyn (Liberal); Doug Holyday

(Conservative); P.C. Choo (New Democrat) and Angela Salewsky (Green Party). Residents Association host debate wMimico

Mimico Residents Association is hosting a debate on Thursday, July 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico

Ave. Confirmed candidates include Peter Milczyn (Liberal); Doug Holyday (Conservative); P.C. Choo (New Democrat) and Angela Salewsky (Green Party). Association president Kyra Trainor will moderate the debate. Visit www.mimicoresidents.ca for more information.


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oday, July 16, marks the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in Toronto’s history. The incident at a community barbecue on Danzig Street in Scarborough took the lives of 14-year-old Shyanne Charles and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay, and left 24 people injured. Among the wounded was a 22-month-old baby. Much has happened since the shooting that shocked Toronto, including the arrest of two men and a 17-year-old boy in connection with the shooting. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, then-Premier Dalton McGuinty and Mayor Rob Ford all came to the area shortly after the shooting to pledge support in fighting crime and promoting community safety. Mayor Ford called for “a war” on gangs the city. And while there our view has notinbeen an actual war, police presence in Danzig and other Residents play communities has increased, as has interaction officers are having critical role in the with residents. community McGuinty pledged funding to tackle the root causes of some of the crime and gang issues in the city. Through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, 20 extra youth outreach workers were funded for Toronto and more than half are working in the city’s east side. Federally, Harper also promised help and just last week Scarborough Centre MP Roxanne James announced the extension of the GangBusters program, which helps keep young people away from gangs. That’s all good. It would have been a disgrace if the follow up to Danzig had been nothing but empty political promises. This month’s five provincial byelection campaigns, including the Scarborough-Guildwood riding in which Danzig is located, are the time to hold candidates and parties accountable on crime and community safety. What will not change is the critical role residents must play in making their own neighbourhoods safer. Earlier this month Danzig had local children playing baseball, meeting at a townhouse set aside as community space, and taking care and control of their neighbourhood. Residents across the city should do the same. That needs to be the lasting legacy of what was a horrible day in Toronto’s history, a commitment that we will never let such a thing happen again.

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iven my lack of prowess on the dance floor – even though the Salsa on St. Clair is just around the corner from my place – I’ve been a no-show since its inception. But I am proud to announce that I finally worked up the courage to go last weekend and both my face and feet were in abundant display. So how did I finally get over my insecurity? Not in the usual way, it turns out. I didn’t sign up for dance lessons, for example. Nor did I purchase a how-to DVD. I didn’t buy a copy of Dancing for Dummies, either. They say necessity is the mother of invention, well, it appears necessity is the mother of dance moves, too. I learned how to dance because I had no choice. You have to learn some nifty moves in order to navigate your way down the street these days in

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY between all those black and orange safety pylons. Those cones are everywhere it seems. I’ve never seen so many of them. Some are there for road repairs, some are there for sidewalks being rebuilt, some are for condos under construction and some are there for all the fallen trees and flooded homes and buildings courtesy of the recent rainstorms. So what’s a person supposed to do when the average street looks like an obstacle course and you have to have the athleticism and dexterity of a seasoned professional dancer just to get around? Alas, there’s no rule of thumb. Each street presents its own unique dancing challenge. So you have to figure it out as you go along. If you don’t know where to begin, I’ll take you through the approach that

worked for me. I started off with the Bolero on Briar Hill. It was just what I needed to get my feet wet. I couldn’t believe how well things turned out. Wet nothing – they were soaking by the time I was done. I was so inspired by that effort something told me to try the Rumba on Ridelle. That something knew what it was talking about. I did the Rumba till the cows came home. I did the Rumba with the cows for awhile after and then moved on. Now, brimming with confidence, I did the Escondido on Elm Ridge. It just seemed like the thing to do and boy was it. I was on such a roll I decided to set the bar even higher. Ready or not it was time for the Cha-Cha-Cha on Cha-Cha-Chaplin. Oh, I was ready alright. In fact, I was more than ready. I was moving better here than at all the others

combined. Next up was the Merengue on Montclair, which was followed by the Tango on Tweedsmuir, the Two-step on Tichester and I wrapped things up with the Lambada on Lonsmount. I was pumped. My training was complete. It was Salsa time, baby. So I scurried down Bathurst and when I made the turn west on St. Clair and neared Arlington I could hear the music blaring in the distance. “Music?” I screamed. “You get music, too? You’ve got to be joking.” I’d been doing my dancing all over the city these past few weeks without music. And to think I’ve been afraid to come here all these years. This Salsa on St. Clair is gonna be a piece of cake. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Guardian reporter praised for Unions do not strong community reporting have a place in To the editor: Re: ‘TDSB won’t sell off Rexdale school: trustee,’ News, July 4 On June 28 after hearing many complaints from neighbours surrounding the Toronto District School Board’s ( TDSB) property housing MPS Etobicoke, I decided to find out answers to these rumours. First I telephoned TDSB, I was put on hold for about 15 minutes and when a live operator finally answered, I was transferred to the purchasing department which sent me back to the main

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switchboard, and again I had to wait a long time for the operator to transfer my call, to what was another wrong department. I decided to hang up and try calling Trustee John Hastings’ office. When I did, someone in his office suggested I send him an email. I just wanted to talk to someone. I then tried Councillor Doug Ford’s office. Someone in his office suggested giving me the TDSB’s phone number and MPP’s phone number and make the calls myself. I explained to him that I did this without success. He

did seem truly interested in what I had to say, and took down everything I told him. He said he would get back to me. I am still waiting to hear from him. Later that night, I decided to call Cynthia Reason at The Etobicoke Guardian and left a detailed message on her voicemail. I knew she wouldn’t get my message until the next day, which was the Friday before the Canada Day long week. To my delight, I received a detailed message from Cynthia the following Tuesday with answers to all of my questions. What was

even better, was seeing the article she wrote about the issue in the July 4 edition of The Guardian. I was thrilled to read this detailed article and that all my neighbours were now made aware of what is happening and no longer fear the rumours. The Guardian is truly a community newspaper. I don’t know how Cynthia did it, but I thank her for her quick and detailed response. It is nice to know that as a community we can count on The Guardian to keep us informed.

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To the editor: Re: ‘Unions gave us better paying jobs: Guardian reader,’ Letters, July 8. It is true unions had an important role to play in increasing the standard of living of working people and unions still have their place in private enterprise, but not in the government, be it municipal, provincial or federal. When someone is employed by a private business, that business is then forced to accommodate its Sophie Brown workers’ demands in order not to lose their trained and therefore valuable staff. If, however, the demands Slug Information: Lastman’s Bad Boy Project : July WK2 Teaser Ad Ad Size : 5.145 in x 5.714 in the editor to etg@insidetoronto.com are unreasonable, then the Client : Lastman’s Bad Boy Publication : Etobicoke business has to terminate File Name : BB_EtobicokeTeaser_July 16 : July 16 2013 which, in turn, name, address and daytime telephone number. InsertionitsDateoperation, is not the best solution for

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Buying local does more than just support Ontario farmers

CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Ask anyone at the Sherway Gardens Farmers’ Market why it’s better to buy local, and words like “fresher,” “tastier” and “healthier” spring to mind in nearly every instance. “I really like fresh and local, so I try to avoid the supermarket for produce. It just tastes better from here and I feel better about where it comes from,” Bloor West resident Melissa Holden said Friday morning, while her 19-month-old twins Jane and Emily happily munched on plump green peas straight out of the pod. “Plus, the girls love coming here because they know they’re going to get berries and peas. And I don’t have to worry as much about washing everything, because I know it’s safe for them.” Here in Etobicoke, there are six popular farmers’ markets that run every week – bringing not only farm fresh produce, but also pure local honey products, artisan cheeses, local meats, fresh-cut flowers and baked goods fresh from the oven, right to Etobicoke’s doorstep. It is at those markets that Etobians have the unique opportunity to meet faceto-face with the people who grow their food – local farmers like Ralph Lise, who runs Ralph and Emmy Lise Farm Fresh Products with his wife off a nine-and-a-half acre farm in Holland Marsh, 45 minutes north of Toronto. The Lise’s stall at Sherway Gardens on Friday boasted everything from potatoes, to blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, beans, radish, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, lettuce, tomatoes, celery, beets, garlic, and onions. Most of that produce

artisan cheeses. honey products, meanwhile, “It also supports local are unpasteurized and allfarmers, and I think it tastes natural. Theresa Degois even farms the honey herself better – it’s fresher.” At the Monforte Dairy stall, from the nearly 300 hives she Marianne Girard was busy tends to along the banks of Friday handing out cheese the Grand River, which the samples pair then sell from the at four differIt’s really a beautiful ent farmers’ small, familyowned dairy complimentary m a r k e t s a in Stratford week – from community that raw honey, to appreciative cussupports each other to whipped to flatomers like from the ground up. honey, Sherring. vored honey, – Marianne Girard, vendor, on to beeswax The farming partnerships products Monforte that supply local markets Dairy, Girard ranging from noted, candles to sources all of its milks – soaps to lip balm. including goat, ewe, water “It’s becoming a lost art, buffalo and cow – from four almost, to know where our Stratford-area farms, and then food is coming from. We just turns around and supplies take it for granted these days – their leftover whey products we go to the grocery store and to a local pig farm. pick up a box of something, “It’s really a beautiful comnot thinking about what we’re plimentary community that eating,” Degois said. “I think supports each other from coming to the market is the the ground up,” she said of best way to reconnect.” the arrangement, noting that supporting local farms by Etobicoke shopping at farmers’ markets Farmers’ Markets rather than grocery stores is better for the “mind, body n Stonegate Farmers’ and soul.” Market, 150 Berry Rd. “If we keep losing our small Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. farms, we’re going to have to (June 25 to Oct. 8) be constantly getting more n Montgomery’s Inn and more and more corporate Farmers’ Market, 4709 farmed goods that are not Dundas St. W. as healthy, and are from far, Wednesdays 2 to 6 p.m. far away,” she added. “That (May 22 to Oct. 30) doesn’t make any sense n Sherway Gardens because we have the richest Farmers’ Market, Hwy. area here for farming...and it’s 427 and The Queensway a much more healthy thing for (northeast parking lot) the mind, body and soul for Fridays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyone to shop locally.” (May 3 to Oct. 25) n Etobicoke Civic Centre Fern Degois at The Bee Farmers’ Market , 399 The and Me Pure Local Honey West Mall Products stall agreed. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. “I think it’s good to know (June 1 to Nov. 2) where your food is coming n Humber Bay Shores from and who’s producing it. Farmers’ Market, in There’s so much uncertainty Humber Bay Park West about our food sources these (just south of Lake Shore days, that I think it’s imporBoulevard West and Park tant to eat as natural as you Lawn Road) can – wholesome foods that Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. really nourish your body,” (June 1 to Oct. 12) she said. “Right now, there’s n LAMP Good Food Market, honey coming in to grocery Lakeshore Village Park stores from all different (north of Lake Shore countries and they’re filling Boulevard, between 10th it with syrup and corn syrup and 12th streets) and who knows what else, Wednesdays 4:30 to 8:30 right?” p.m. (June 12 to Sept. 18) All of the Degois sisters’

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Above, Fern Degois sells honey at her The Bee and Me stall at Sherway Farmers’ Market, held each Friday through the summer, while below shoppers peruse the stalls.

Lise and his family grows right on the farm – with the exception of a few items they source from trusted partners. “We’ve been growing about 30 different crops, and now we have a few neighbours who grow stuff for us – we have a lady down the road who grows rhubarb for us and there’s a little old man who has radishes and green onions,” he said.

“We just try to meet the needs of the customer – and the customer is changing. I think the average customer now has a real sense of wanting to buy directly from the farmer, and that’s the need we’re trying to meet.” For Etobicoke resident Rena Sherring, a visit to the Sherway market on Friday was just the third stop on her week-long tour of local

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Travel ideas for active seniors Those who have said goodbye to the worka-day grind now have many hours to settle down and relax. People who have continually put off vacations in lieu of work responsibilities may now have all the time they need to explore the world. Traveling for seniors can be rewarding and relaxing. Those with a substantial retirement nest egg have numerous destinations at their disposal. Mature vacationers travel more frequently and stay longer than any other age group. Travel ranks among the top leisure activities for men and women over 50, according to a recent online survey. Seniors can find several travel advantages at their disposal. Also, thanks to special senior discounts, travel may be even more affordable than first expected. While certain destinations are not always practical for certain age brackets, there are many places to which seniors can visit comfortably and enjoy a wealth of memories.

THEME PARKS Although theme parks may seem carved out entirely for the adventure-seekers, there are many other more placid activities that would appeal to those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground rather than looping through the

Cruising is a preferred vacation choice for the 50+ set because it offers all-around convenience.

air on a rocket-propelled coaster. With animal preserves, water parks, fine dining, and a bevy of hotels either in the park or directly on the outskirts, theme parks provide many activities for older travelers. Although theme parks require a lot of walking, many provide wheelchairs or motorized scooters for those who need to get off of their feet. They also make a great option for seniors who will be traveling with the entire family, including children.

BEACH RESORTS Provided flying is medically safe, a beachside vacation can be the ideal trip for seniors looking for the utmost in relaxation. For those who have passports, the possibilities are endless. Those who prefer to remain on relatively domestic soil can retreat to Puerto Rico, south Florida, the California coast, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

CRUISING Cruising is a preferred vacation choice for the 50+ set because it offers the convenience of an all-inclusive package and transportation all in one. With the myriad activities offered on board, cruises are a versatile vacation option for seniors. Also, there is no need to worry about traveling far for meals and other entertainment options, as everything is self-contained on the cruise

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RV TRIPS Another self-contained vacation that is entirely up to the people traveling is vacationing by recreational vehicle. Seniors can customize their routes depending on which areas they want to see. some companies enable people to rent an RV so they needn’t worry about the expense of buying one outright. However, should RV traveling become addictive, there always is the option of buying a camper later on. Setting an itinerary

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When deciding on a hobby, you can first take an inventory of your skills and interests. If you have always been handy around wood and construction, perhaps a woodworking hobby will be enjoyable and also may work as a source of income revenue. Other activities that require the use of the hands and mind include knitting, needlepoint, painting, puzzles, quilting, scrapbooking, and crocheting. Next, you may want to consider

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Ford donating seed money to other city parks >>>from page 1 not only more appealing for his the park by the city – including all young charges, but it’s also safer new playground equipment (featurfor them. ing brand new swings, a climber “It’s good for the kids,” he said. and slide, and teeter totters), the “The old park was starting to fall refurbishment of two tennis courts, apart – it was almost unsafe. So, the the construction of a fact that the community came together new basketball court, and the installation and pooled their of a new, accessible ...the fact that the resources to get this pathway. done was great.” community came Frankie Iacobazzi, Ford is now trying who helps run the together and pooled to duplicate the SummerDaze Camp of Flagstaff their resources to get success out of St. Benedict Park’s rejuvenation this done was great. at 10 other parks Parish nearby, said – Frankie Iacobazzi, SummerDaze the camp’s nearly across the city with Camp organizer a personal donation 200 campers have of $50,000 – $5,000 in come to the park every day in July for seed money for each the last 25 years to park. take advantage of the outdoor pool Ford said the yet-to-be-chosen and playground. parks will, like Flagstaff Park, reside The new and improved playin communities that don’t receive the glut of Section 37 funding that ground equipment, he said, is

other areas of the city enjoy due to condo development – including one in Etobicoke North Councillor Vincent Crisanti’s ward. “This $50,000 donation will be spread across the city, similar to what I did here at Flagstaff Park. That’s $5,000 to each underfunded area, and we’re going to go to corporate donors and hopefully we’ll turn that $5,000 into $50,000 in each park,” he said, noting that the work at Flagstaff Park is not yet done. “Maybe once a year we can do a little fundraiser and put one more piece of equipment in each year. We can build it as we go, but this is a good foundation, I think.”

Have an opinion on this story or anything else in our paper? We’d like to hear your thoughts. Email a letter to the editor to etg@insidetoronto.com with your name and contact information (not to be published). Your letter could be published in an upcoming edition of The Guardian.

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The Barnett family, were one of several local families to help spearhead the rejuvenation of Flagstaff Park. Here, Brynna Barnett, 5, tries out the new teeter totter, with parents Kim and Jim and Councillor Doug Ford.

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BIG LEAGUE EVENT: Above, Jadon Carpenter takes batting practice at the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League opening day Thursday at Stan Wadlow Park. Right, Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia tries to cheer up a unhappy child, while below, Mike Zavershnik shows a group of children how to pitch. The event saw children from all over the city meet their favourite Blue Jays players.

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SHOPPING SAMPLE: Above, Rena Shepping (right) tries a sample of goat cheese from vendor Marianne Girard of MonForte Dairy at Sherway Farmers’ Market. At left, Ralph Lise is a longtime vendor at Sherway Farmers’ Market who offers a variety of fresh produce from his stand every Friday throughout the summer. Staff photos/IAN KELSO

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GAME ON: Daljit Ichhpurani plays Sudoku – one of the popular games featured at Islington Seniors’ Centre on Dundas Street during its Summer Games program. If you’re interested in playing this Thursday, it runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 416-231-3431.


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Sparks fly at Etobicoke-Lakeshore all-candidates debate TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com The first all-candidates debate in Etobicoke-Lakeshore talked taxes, youth employment, health care, transit and leaves of absence from Toronto City Council. Conservative candidate Doug Holyday is on leave from his post as deputy mayor to run in the Aug. 1 provincial byelection. Similarly, Liberal candidate Peter Milczyn is also on leave as EtobicokeLakeshore councillor for the duration of the summer byelection campaign. Both men have said they will forego their city pay until after the vote. Holyday told the packed Royal Canadian Legion hall last Thursday evening he is running to tackle Ontario’s $283 billion debt, arguing since he took Toronto council office in 1998 the city’s financial health went from “bad to worse to desperate. It happened because people are not controlling spending. They think there is an endless amount of money.

“I see exactly the same thing at Queen’s Park. Who is going to pay? Our children and our grandchildren. It’s far too much to pay off and there is no plan to stop it, no plan to pay it off. The province can’t afford public transit. Somebody has got to get the house in order down there and it’s not going to be (the Liberals),” Holyday said to loud applause from the audience. Milczyn countered the Kathleen Wynne Liberal provincial government has dedicated $160 million to the province’s share of the gas tax to fund transit in Toronto: “Is that enough? No. But there is a plan to spend $30 billion in the next 20 years, not just in Toronto, but in the region.” Milczyn also spoke of his fiscal responsibility at council, noting he helped draft two alternate budgets against the “reckless spending of David Miller,” one of which almost passed a Toronto council vote. Mayor Rob Ford quietly slipped into the debate some time after it began and stood at

Staff photo/TAMARA SHEPHARD

Toronto Taxpayers Coalition hosted a standing room-only Etobicoke-Lakeshore all-candidate’s debate last Thursday night that saw a couple candidates land a few good shots. The riding's byelection to replace retiring longtime cabinet minister MPP Laurel Broten is Aug. 1.

the side of the room to support his longtime friend and deputy mayor Holyday. The civilized debate took on the atmosphere of sideshow when Kevin Clarke of the People’s Political Party stormed into the hall 90 minutes late, yelling loudly. “The man is here, baby,” Clarke said before moderator John Tory ordered him to sit down. The other candidates – Holyday, Milczyn, the NDP’s P.C. Choo, the Green Party’s Angela Salewsky and Hans

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Kunov of the Libertarian Party – appeared shocked. Clarke’s repeated outbursts and attacks against Holyday and Milczyn drew consternation from the audience, who repeatedly yelled at him to be quiet. Tory threatened Clarke more than once with removal from the meeting unless he exercised decorum and spoke with respect. “We don’t want no crackhead mentality on council,” Clarke yelled at one point. “What time is this meeting over?” Holyday replied.

Choo took aim at the Ontario McGuinty Liberal government: “The (cancelled) gas plants are the latest in a series of scandals plaguing this administration: the eHealth scandal, the Orange scandal, the gas plant cancellation scandal.” Milczyn answered Choo’s charge against the minority Liberal government’s decision to scrap and relocate two gas plants, one of which bordered Etobicoke in Mississauga, a week before the 2011 provincial election at a cost of $585 million. “Without a doubt, the power plants were not well thought out. We’ve apologized for that,” Milczyn said to the crowds’ groans. Milczyn, TTC vice-chair and chair of Toronto council’s planning and growth committee, advocated for greater use of so-called P3s or public-private partnerships as a means to save costs on the construction of large provincial infrastructure and building projects. Candidates talked health care, debt, transit and youth

employmen. Salewsky suggested the provincial government could save as much as $1 billion by merging the city’s public and Catholic school boards. Kunov, a University of Toronto professor, argued for increased OHIP funding and elimination of the minimum wage. Matthew McGuire, president of volunteer-run Toronto Taxpayers Coalition which organized the debate, said the coalition is eager to see large voter turnout at the polls on Aug. 1. Historically, far fewer voters head to the polls during byelections. “A lot has changed since the 2011 general election,” he said. “The economic climate has changed. Often, byelections are seen as referendums on the sitting government. We think it should also be a referendum for voters. We want to see big voter turnout. Voter turnout is notoriously low in byelections.” What issues are most important to you in this byelection? Email us your letter to the editor at etg@insidetoronto.com

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Stonehouse Summer Sidewalk Sale WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Stone House Park, corner of Martin Grove Road and Sedgeley Road CONTACT: Karen Ewing, 416-2410035, karen.embracemggp@gmail. com COST: Free Stonehouse Summer Sidewalk Sale. Great vendors, barbecue, games, silent auction, 50/50 draw.

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Insulin and Carb Counting at West Toronto Diabetes WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: West Toronto Diabetes Education, 365 Evans Ave. CONTACT: 416-2521928 COST: Free Learn about the important role food and carbohydrates play in insulin therapy. Please register for this group session. Parking is free for two hours.

ESL Summer Reading Circle WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Vivien Canning, 416-394-5210, vcanning@torontopublilibrary.ca COST: Free Practice your English by reading together from great books, and sharing your ideas and thoughts about them. All ages, all levels welcome.

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dlers and preschoolers and their caregivers. Chair Exercise Class WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church, 15 Lambeth Rd. CONTACT: Eric Daw, 416-450-0892, theomnifitt@gmail. com COST: Free One hour class focuses on balance, coordination, strength, flexibility and posture. Facilitated by a qualified older adult specialist. Call or email to register. Annual Evening Barbecue WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Horner Avenue Senior Centre, 320 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Penny DeCarlo, 416-394-6001, pdecarl@toronto. ca COST: $10 for members $11 for non-members Come joins us for chicken and assorted salads as well as dessert and entertaintment all for just $10 for

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Norma’s 10th Anniversary Cream Tea WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Norma Wrigley’s backyard, 6 Firestone Rd., Etobicoke CONTACT: Norma Wrigley, 416-620-4680, bunkerbarbara66@ gmail.com COST: $10pp Come spend a wonderful backyard afternoon including scones with cream and jam, squares/cookies and musical entertainment!. Call to reserve your seat. All proceeds to Tanzania Project and Richview United Church.

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Stonegate Farmers’ Market – Kids Crafts at the Market WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070, julia. graham@stonegatechc.org COST: Free Buy your locally grown food, and enjoy a fun-filled day of cool activities, entertainment and more.

Safe Cycling Workshop WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Helen Delaurier, 416394-5247, hdelaurier@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Cycle Toronto’s interactive Street Smarts Workshops cover the benefits

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North York Blues’ Connor May, right, reaches second base safely in front of Etobicoke Rangers’ Nick Follett during Toronto Baseball Association bantam division action at Bond Park recently. The Blues went on to win the game 7-5.

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UPCOMING GAME White Sox take on Weston 1 at Pelmo park,171 Pellatt Ave., at 7 p.m. in Martingrove Baseball mosquito division action on Monday, July 22.

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Are you a savvy business mom looking to meet others who juggle entrepreneurship and family life? Attend the Etobicoke Mompreneurs networking lunch this Thursday, July 18, 11:30 a.m. at Moxie’s Bar and Grill, Square One, 100 City Centre Dr. Bring your business cards, share ideas and learn more about the organization. Free and open to non-members. Visit www.etobicokemompreneurs.com

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GO transit to issue travel credits Last Monday’s storm also wreaked havoc on GO Transit service, causing line shutdowns and service diversions for much of the week. Six train lines operated by the regional transit agency were affected by the storm. GO also announced it would issue $100 travel credits to compensate an estimated 1,500 passengers stuck for hours on a severely flooded train stalled out on the rail

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After a week of subway closures and delays, the TTC issued a statement of thanks to the public. The TTC was beset with problems caused by the major thunderstorm Monday, July 8, which caused the shuttering of almost of all the subway system for an entire night due to power outages and flooding. To view the statement visit www.ttc.ca

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