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CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com For the team behind Furniture Bank, moving into their new, permanent home in south Etobicoke this week has been a “poetic” experience. “For us, being here signifies how far we’ve come,” Executive Director Susanna Kislenko said Wednesday at the charity and social enterprise’s bright new home at 25 Connell Crt. (just south of Horner and Evans avenues), where Furniture Bank just signed a 10-year lease. “Now, for the first time, we actually have a permanent home. To me, there’s something poetic around the fact that we help people create a home out of a space, and that we now finally have a home of our own.” Founded in 1998 by Sister Anne Schenck of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Furniture Bank provides free, gently used furniture and donated household items to immigrant and refugee newcomers to Canada, to women coming out of abusive situations, and to the formerly homeless trying to establish homes of their own. In 14 years, they’ve helped furnish the homes of more than 40,000 such clients. “It’s not about just people that need to be helped, it’s about people >>>FURNITURE, page 5

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‘Passionate’ Etobicoke cop retires after 30 years Building bridges with community focus of Const. Michel LeBlanc’s time on Toronto force CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com

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sk just about any south Etobicoke resident in the know to describe Const. Michel “Mitch” LeBlanc, and the word that comes up most often is “passionate.” “I always found Mitch to be a straight-up, no-nonsense kind of a guy. I think he has a passion for the Lakeshore and the people in the Lakeshore,” said Liz Porritt, co-owner of H.G. Porritt Real Estate and herself a tireless community advocate. “He really is passionate about what goes on and how he can help to make things better.” Porritt was just one of a chorus of south Etobians who recently told The Guardian that the Lakeshore community will definitely feel the loss of LeBlanc after he turns in his badge upon his well-deserved retirement this week. “We will absolutely miss him – we won’t have that person we can call and know that we’ve made the connection with someone that will actually try to do something to help anymore,” Porritt added, noting that LeBlanc was ‘instrumental’ in getting the Lakeshore community a storefront police station in 2006 after the former 21 Division closed and amalgamated with 22 Division five years earlier. LeBlanc’s dedication didn’t go unnoticed at city hall, either. “He’s a good guy, he’s a wellrespected cop and he’s what community policing is all about in the Lakeshore,” said EtobicokeLakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes, who worked alongside LeBlanc at countless community outreach and policing events and Business Improvement Area (BIA) initiatives. “He was out there in all capacities and at all public meetings and events. Mitch was a great community cop and he’s going to be sadly missed by the Lakeshore community, that’s for sure.” That feeling, LeBlanc said this week, goes both ways.

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After 30 years of serving with Toronto Police Services, Mitch LeBlanc is calling it a day. The veteran police officer started working in 55 Division and then later at 22 Division looking after things in the Lakeshore area. Here, seen chatting with longtime friends Liz and Carl Porritt, LeBlanc talks about the good old days and shares a few laughs during his last week on the job.

After 30 years on the force – 16 of those in south Etobicoke – what LeBlanc said he’ll miss most upon his retirement are the people he served alongside in a community he’s grown to love. “Mostly I’m going to miss the people I’ve built relationships with over the years with respect to fighting crime and providing a better quality of life for the community,” said LeBlanc, 52, who served on the Toronto Police Service at 55 Division for 14 years, at 21 Division for another five, and at 22 Division – most recently as its crime prevention officer – ever since. “Anybody with a passion like I have a passion, I will miss greatly.” LeBlanc first joined the Toronto police force in 1982 after seeing a billboard beckoning young men and women to “Come join us!”

Taking that invitation to heart, LeBlanc immediately walked to the nearest phone booth, looked up the address of the local employment office, and marched right in with his application. “There were so many suits in there, and I showed up in work boots, jeans and a football jacket, with long hair,” he recalled with a laugh. “I was just 21, but I immediately started getting responses as far as the whole interview process went, and was hired on Feb. 8, 1982. “I was, however, told I needed to get a haircut,” he remembered, chuckling again. “It took me three haircuts before they were happy with it.” After cutting his hair to a length deemed appropriate by his superiors, LeBlanc was sent off to the Ontario Police College, where

he graduated in August 1982. He was then assigned to the Beach community at 55 Division. Admitting to being ‘green’ when he started, LeBlanc spent his rookie days driving a patrol car and walking the beat along the Danforth, the Queen Street beach community, and Riverdale, where he became well-known for spreading the message of crime prevention. But it was in a community relations posting that he really thrived: “I spent some time in the investigative branch, but I knew that I enjoyed the grassroots – building bridges, solving crimes and concerns, and assisting to help make Toronto a viable place and safe place to live and work. I’ve carried that on right through to the west end here at 21 and 22 Divisions.”

After 14 years in the city’s east end, LeBlanc transferred to 21 Division in 1996 to be closer to his Halton region home, where he still lives with his wife and four teenaged kids. Less than a year after switching to Etobicoke, LeBlanc was assigned to the community response office – riding a police bicycle into some of the area’s more troubled neighbourhoods, doing park control, and getting involved with some of the community service groups in south Etobicoke, including Storefront Humber, LAMP Community Health Centre and Lakeshore Lodge. He also worked closely alongside then-Etobicoke-Lakeshore MP Jean Augustine, who nominated LeBlanc for the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his work with local seniors and youth. That honour, LeBlanc said, still resonates as one of the crowning achievements of his esteemed 30-year career. “That it was recognized that I wasn’t just here eight or 10 hours of the day; that I did make an impact on the community and served it well – it meant a lot to me,” he said. “I’ve always been about grassroots policing – being visible, to serve and protect. They sound like cliches, but it has been that for me; it’s been a privilege to have been a policeman for 30 years.” LeBlanc’s post-retirement plans include some rest and relaxation with his wife at their new retirement home in Florida – but he won’t be getting too comfortable with his down time. At 52, LeBlanc said his retirement will be short-lived, as he still plans to work outside policing for at least another decade. As for his policing legacy as a community bridge builder, LeBlanc said he just feels privileged to have served. “I really never thought of it like that. I just did it because I enjoyed it and had fun doing it,” he said.

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ermanent funding for the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) must lead to high neighbourhood visibility. This week, following a meeting which included Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair and Mayor Rob Ford, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty pledged to provide permanent funding for the program. Since its creation in 2006, TAVIS has relied on funding extensions from the province to keep going. The program, run by Toronto police, was formed in 2006 in response to a sharp spike in gun violence the previous year in the city, combatting guns and gangs through rapid response teams. There’s also a neighbourhood our view initiative that focuses on specific Permanent areas of the city each summer. This year, it’s operating in the funding Jamestown area of Etobicoke and the Jane Street corridor just a start in North York. Last year, it was set up in the Brimley Road and Eglinton Avenue area in Scarborough, as well as the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue area in York. That the TAVIS funding is to be permanent is encouraging news but it’s only a step. Toronto police must now seize the opportunity provided by this security and build on previous successes. The program has been credited with more than 19,000 arrests and the seizure of more than 1,200 firearms. Critics lament that neighbourhood challenges resurface once a particular program wraps up and the increased police visibility is reduced. While we understand TAVIS isn’t designed to involve a permanent stepped-up police presence, improving results in this area must be an ongoing goal. A successful program goes beyond arrest totals, and is one where neighbourhood residents take greater ownership and pride in where they live and feel more comfortable approaching law enforcement. It’s about nurturing a partnership. At its best, TAVIS is more than a reaction; it’s an investment in a community. Last week, in the wake of a spate of fatal shootings across the city, we issued a call for increased visibility from both residents and police. Blair himself at a news conference yesterday, unveiled a plan for increased deployment of officers across Toronto. Ultimately, no matter how strong an initiative it is, TAVIS must continue to evolve and grow along with the specific communities it’s tasked with reaching. Doing so by increasing visibility at the neighbourhood level is a great place to focus. Only that way can a true community connection be forged. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Guardian is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom

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Criminal element in social housing brings down everyone else: reader To the editor: Re: ‘Gather facts on Danzig Street shooting,’ Opinion, July 20 David Soknacki’s article is brilliant. It seems that most of the press are pushing for instant answers to problems in the subsidized housing areas. That can only mean a lot of money being misdirected in order to garner some politician a headline. It was instructive to learn that someone involved with this street party had advertised free liquor. How did this slip through police intervention? I recently read in a Toronto daily newspaper that residents in social housing cannot evict a tenant who is convicted of a crime or is engaged in criminal activity. These people are protected by

the provincial government and the city and other residents have a huge difficulty removing them. Does it make any sense to leave vulnerable residents living in fear of their criminal

neighbours? It wouldn’t even cost money to remedy this bizarre situation. The taxpayers have a right to know what really happened on Danzig Street. Anne Robinson

Working class will rise up against cuts To the editor: Despicable. At all levels of government, the right wing in this country are mounting a concerted effort to demoralize working people and their unions simply to please their friends on Bay Street. It’s not enough they sit idly by and watch what is left of the middle class erode before their eyes. They are vehement in their ideology to put unfetered control of the workplace

back in the hands of the country’s employers. As it relates to most things political, we are a passive society, however, try stripping away a workers hard-earned wages, pension and benefits and all hell will break loose. Canadian workers won’t stand idly by and let that happen. Roland Kiehne, president, Canadian Auto Workers Local 112

To the editor: Everybody talks about gridlock, but those in charge are obviously not interested in the extra work it may need. Years ago I contacted my councillor about synchronizing traffic lights on major routes in the Greater Toronto Area. He referred the matter to one of the fellows in charge for our district. That’s where it died. Considering the City of Hamilton introduced this system many years ago, why are our people ignoring the possibility of moving traffic just a little faster? In Hamilton it is possible to drive from one end of the city to the other without ever having to stop at a traffic light, while driving at the proper speed limit. Just consider the amount of pollution we can avoid by not forcing all vehicles to a continuous stop and go. How much pollution does a single truck emit in this system? And how much less expensive is this suggestion, compared to building subways? There is no guarantee drivers will switch to subways and the big trucks will still have to deliver their loads. The word synchronizing has recently appeared when we talk about gridlock, but has the possibility actually been discussed seriously? Let’s get the people in charge of traffic lights moving by putting pressure on them. If Hamilton can do it, so can Toronto. An additional benefit will be to discourage speeders and save gasoline. Or is big gas actually supporting a system that increases their sales? Herb Kucera

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>>>from page 1 who have already chosen to help themselves,” Kislenko said, noting that last year alone, Furniture Bank served close to 3,000 families. “Women that we see coming out of abusive situations wouldn’t be coming here unless they had already made a very conscious decision to make a positive change in their lives for themselves and their children...Our job, then, is about empowerment – to support the choice they made and to confirm that they’re in the right place.” Over the 14 years Furniture Bank has operated in Toronto, they’ve called several different places home – all the while knowing that those ‘homes’ were only temporary. The late Jack Layton helped the charity secure its first rent-free space on Madison Avenue (near Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue) when the charity was first trying to establish itself back in 1998. They stayed in that 17,000 square foot building for nearly 11 years, until outgrowing the space in 2009 and moving to

Peel Avenue in Parkdale. After three years in the 30,000 square foot former toy factory, that space is now slated for demolition to make way for a 404-unit condo building, and so Furniture Bank was on the search for yet another new home. After two years, they found it in Etobicoke and are now looking forward to expanding their services and customizing their client experience. While their old space was a “true warehouse”, Kislenko said the Furniture Bank team is hoping to maximize its new space by creating a “true shopping experience” for the 5,000 individuals they call clients every year. With the help of K&Co, a local branding and marketing firm, Furniture Bank is trying to make the experience as welcoming and as empowering as possible for their clients. “They said to us, ‘just because the people you’re serving can’t afford furniture doesn’t mean they can’t have a true shopping experience’ – and we agreed,” Kislenko said of K&Co’s advice. “It all goes back to that idea of bring-

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ing people into the light; to empowering them...as people walk through our warehouse, we want to create that experience where we’ll have some sections that will be staged and others that people can just flow through, just like in a furniture store.” Working through partnerships with 64 different com-

munity agencies across the city, Furniture Bank works on a referral basis, accepting clients from the shelters and social service agencies they work with. If a need is expressed, an appointment is arranged through the client’s case worker, and the clients are then invited to Furniture Bank to pick out

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their new furniture, guided by one of the 500 volunteers who annually give their time to the charity. For most of their clients, Kislenko said, what that means is picking out furnishings to outfit their whole new home – from couches, chairs, coffee tables and TVs for the living room, to tables, chairs, plates and microwaves to outfit their new kitchens, and beds, dressers and bedside tables for their bedrooms. All of the furniture available at Furniture Bank is donated by individuals who are most often moving or renovating, or hotels and companies that are redecorating, Kislenko said, noting that CIBC, Crate and Barrel, Mackenzie Financial, and Fairmont Hotels have all donated. The emphasis on donated items, she added, is on ‘gently used.’ “The idea is that you’re giving your old furniture a second life, but it still has to have some life left in it to give,” she said. “We want to make sure that our clients are getting something that

feels great, that they can be proud of.” To donate, Furniture Bank – through its social enterprise sideline – can arrange for atcost pickup of furniture with one of five moving trucks they own, the profits from which help to subsidize the operations of the charity. To arrange for pickup of old furniture, donors can call 416-934-1229. Donors can also choose to drop off their furniture at 25 Connell Crt. Unit 1, during the following times: Monday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No appointment is needed. With this week’s move, Furniture Bank is also looking to engage their new neighbours in Etobicoke. “We are really excited to be here, we really are,” she said. “We were definitely ingrained in the Parkdale neighbourhood, and so we look forward to being ingrained here in Etobicoke, too.” For more information, go to www.furniturebank.org

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± $24,827/$25,162 Selling Price for a new 2012 Altima 2.5 S (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission/2012 Rogue FWD S (W6RG12 AA00), CVT transmission. ∞Make no payments for 60 days offer is only applicable to purchase finance offers on new 2012 Versa Hatchback and Sedan/Sentra/Altima Coupe and Sedan/Maxima/Rogue/Murano/Xterra/Pathfinder/Armada/Titan/Frontier/370 Z Coupe and Roadster/Cube/Juke/Quest in stock purchased between July 20th to July 31st, 2012. Offers available only through Nissan Canada Finance on approved credit. Offer only available on special low rate finance contracts, and does not apply to Nissan Canada Finance standard rate programs. May not be combined with cash purchase offer. Monthly payments deferred for 60 days. Contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charge (if any) will not accrue during the first 30 days of the contract. After the 30 days, interest (if any) starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal and interest (if any) monthly over the term of the contract but not until 60 days after the contract date. Down payment, security deposit and tire tax are due at inception. ^$14,000 Cash Discount is based on non-stackable trading dollars and is only applicable to 2012 Titan Crew Cab models. Cash Discount value varies by model. †0% purchase financing for up to 84/72 months available on 2012 Altima Sedan/Rogue models. Representative finance example based on Selling Price of $25,162 for 2012 Rogue FWD S (W6RG12 AA00), CVT transmission, financed at 0% APR for 72 months equals $349 per month with $0 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $25,162. *Lease offer available on new 2012 Sentra models (C4LG52 AA00), manual transmission. 0% lease rate for a 60 month term. Monthly payment is $148 with $995 down payment or equivalent trade-in and includes freight and fees ($1,567). Lease based on a maximum of 16,000 km per year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $9,848. ◆The $1,000/$500 discount applies to the purchase of new 2012 Altima Sedan/Rogue models. These discounts are based on stackable trading dollars and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Conditions apply. See your Nissan retailer for details. The $1,350 discount applies to the lease of a new 2012 Sentra. This discounts is based on lease cash and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Conditions apply. See your Nissan retailer for details. ▲Models shown $33,927 Selling Price for a new 2012 Altima 3.5 SR (T4SG12 AA00), CVT transmission/$24,979 Selling Price for a new 2012 Sentra 2.0 SL (C4TG12 AA00), CVT transmission/$36,162 Selling Price for a new 2011 Rogue SL AWD (Y6TG12 AA00), CVT transmission /$52,462 Selling Price for a new 2012 Titan CC SL 4X4 SWB (3CFG72 AA00), automatic transmission. Lease Cash Credit and Cash Purchaser Discount not included. ∞^†*◆▲Freight and PDE charges ($1,695/$1,567/$1,750/$1,730), air-conditioning tax ($100), certain fees where applicable (ON: $5 OMVIC fee and $29 tire stewardship fee) are included. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes (including excise tax and fuel conservation tax, where applicable) are extra. Finance offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between July 20th and July 31st, 2012.

Sherway NiSSaN 1350 The Queensway, Toronto, ON Tel: (416) 239-1217 www.sherway.nissan.ca

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Keep cool indoors this summer with reliable, high quality air conditioning. A family run business serving Etobicoke and the GTA for over 65 years, Easterbrook Brothers Limited provides high quality HVAC systems and installation to help keep your family comfortable all year long. Relax in comfort and sleep soundly in your home this season by updating or installing central air conditioning. Easterbrook Brothers is a leader in the installation and service of the latest and most efficient air conditioning systems including brand name manufacturers like Carrier, Goodman, and Toshiba. These premier products are extremely quiet and are energy efficient, helping you reduce your hydro bills. Easterbrook Brothers understands that everyone’s needs are different and carry a variety of brands to meet every budget. Trained and experienced technicians complete the installation using trusted techniques and high-grade materials. They’re high quality service ensures the first fit is the right fit. With a variety of maintenance options, Easterbrook Brothers technicians are available to customers year round to make sure units are running properly.

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416-493-4660 General Help

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Tempo Pressroom 10 Tempo Ave, Toronto Metroland Media Group is currently seeking a Press Helper to assist in the operation of our web offset printing operation. The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment, is an energetic self-starter, takes initiative to improve processes, and will have a focus on customer service and quality. We provide a comprehensive training program and encourage continuous learning and employee development. Requirements: • Previous experience in a web offset printing is helpful but not required • Motivated self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment performing various tasks around heavy equipment in a noisy environment • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs, push, squat, climb, and stand for extended periods of time • Demonstrated on-the-job reliability and dependability • Basic computer & math skills • Mechanical aptitude and comfort working with high speed machinery • Ability to work shift work • Completion of high school If you are interested in the above position, please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume on or before Aug 17, 2012 to: jobstempo@metroland.com. Please be sure to include “Press Helper” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for your interest, however, only those applicants meeting all requirements will be contacted. Metroland Media Group 10 Tempo Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M2H 2N8

ETOBICOKE NEEDS

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

If you hold a full G licence with a clean record & would enjoy driving & working with children for a few hours each school day, this could be a great way to supplement your family income on a part-time basis, while doing something very positive within our community. Special consideration will be given if you already have a B licence, and full free training is available for otherwise qualified applicants. To APPLY: Online: www.firststudentcanada.com, Etobicoke branch: 905-629-8200, Toll free: 1-877-914-KIDS, Email: canadajobs@firstgroup.com

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Articles Wanted

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SHUTTLE SERVICE Driver required for Fine Car Dealership. Fulltime position. Email resume to: marino@ marinosautogroup.com or Fax: 416-253-3998

The Toronto Community News Newspapers request that advertisers check their ad upon publication as we will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement. Liability for errors in ads is limited to the amount paid for the space occupying the error. All copy is subject to the approval of management of The Toronto Community News Newspapers.

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TECHNICAL BUYER Aerospace. CFN Precision located in Concord is a producer of components for the aerospace industry. We are seeking an experienced Technical Buyer to support supply chain management, estimating and new product launches. Visit www.cfnprecision.com for more information

THE CHILDREN’S Casa Montesorri School now registering for Sept. Rathburn & Renforth. 416-523-1565. Thechildrenscasa @gmail.com.

CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 416-242-8863

PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!

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PRINTING TECHNICIAN Plastipak -EtobicokeMidnights. Setup & change mandrels, plates, blankets of machines; make other adjustments. Strong mechanical abilities & troubleshooting skills; supervisory experience; distinguish fine differences between colours; production, quality, & safety responsibilities on shift; physically challenging job. Fax: 416-744-2464 E-mail: debbie.smyth@ plastipak.ca

Open Houses SATURDAY/ SUNDAY 2-4pm 4 Elmview Crt. Renovated 4+ bedrooms, main floor master/ inlaw suite. Bigger than it looks! $879,000. 905-456-1625

Property Outside Canada 20 ACRES- Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

Drivers DRIVER REQUIRED for Shuttle bus service. C or B license. Monday-Friday 12:30-6 pm. Clean abstract. Experience required. Email resume to: paulr@ mulmerservices.ca

& Collectibles Wanted Cash for Older: Coins, Jewelry, Military, Watches, Toys, Barbies, Silver, Gold & old advertising etc. 25 years experience. Richard & Janet 416-431-7180 416-566-7373

General Help REACH/ FORKLIFT operators needed. Etobicoke, Brampton & Mississauga. All shifts available. Competitive pay rates. Please reply to: operations@ unitedstaffing.ca., 416-236-9500.

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BED, all new in plastic, Queen Orthopedic. Mattress, boxspring. Warranty. Cost $1,000, Sell $275. 416-779-0563 HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 w w w. t h e c o v e r guy.com/newspaper SUPER DEAL: washers, dryers, stoves $150. Refrigerator $250. Guaranteed. Can deliver. Sales and Service. Call 416-259-7959

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Houses for Rent LAKESHORE/ PARK LAWN 2 bedroom house with partially finished basement. Laundry facilities, parking. $1700 + utilities. Call 416-516-3815.

Metro Lic. B1149 Specializing in Complete Bathroom Remodeling & Professional Tile Installation Alex: 416-580-4012 www.alexpm.com 25 yrs servicing GTA

Apartments & Flats for Rent

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VISH CUSTOM remodeling. Interior/ exterior renovations. Framing, drywall, baseboards, doors, flooring, painting, tiling, basement finishing, roofing repairs, Eavestroughs, soffit, (416)277-3049

25 & 35 Jansusie Road. 1BR $849 2 BR $969 416-507-7808 ONE bedroom apartment $700. Male preferred. Royal York/ Evans area. Avail. from Aug . 1. 416-829-4727 416-822-5530 ROYAL YORK/QUEENSWAY, clean spacious, 2 bedroom in duplex, 1 parking, non-smokers, small pets only. $1250 inclusive. Avail August 1st 416-735-8447 EXECUTIVE APTS. Islinton & 401. Large, clean 1 bedroom available immediately. Call 416-747-1043

416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!

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Call Vincent 647-216-KING (5464)

GARAGE SALES Contents Sale

Executive Home includes living, family, dining, kitchen, den, bedroom & office furniture. All appliances, a violin, china, books, linens, clothing, kitchenware, sports & exercise equipment, electronics, shop & garden tools, carpets, art.

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Rooms for Rent and Wanted FURNISHED ROOM for rent - $400. Lakeshore/ 23rd St. across from Humber College. Cable TV, hi-speed internet, laundry, parking, separate entrance. 416-858-3808

INSTALL: EVERYTHING - flooring, backsplash, tiles, plumbing, electrical, doors, trim, baseboards, lighting, kitchens, painting, vanities. Estimates are free. Larry: Cell:647-992-9038 647-347-4100

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

$$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan from an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP). Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585

$$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgage ontario.com

GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL. Finished basements. Painting. Bathrooms. Ceramic tiles. Flat roofs. Leaking basements. Drywall. Carpentry. Brick/chimney repairs. 9 0 5 - 7 6 4 - 6 6 6 7 , 416-823-5120

WANTED: CASH for Old road/racing bikes, 10 speeds and parts. Bianchi, Miele, Raleigh, Peugeot, Campagnolo, Etc. CALL (647) 799-6497 -Dru

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Over 150 DVD’s, video games, hockey equipment, animal items including bird cages, small animal cages etc., school & craft supplies, clothes, books, furniture, and much more! GARAGE SALE/ OPEN HOUSE

Bring your loose change and enjoy a snack. Furniture, clothes, kittens for sale and much more.

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4 CEDARLAND DRIVE (Islington/ Rathburn)

Mini Crystal figurines, household items, silverware, kids stuff, linens and more!!

Giant Fundraising & Flea Market

New & used items, furniture, jewelry, designer clothes. Fun events for Kids. BBQ & Food sale.

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Chimneys, Tuck Pointing, Brick, Concrete Windowsills and Much More! For Free Estimate Call Peter: 647-333-0384 www.stardustconstruction.com

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Drain snaking, plugged toilet, leaky sink, slow drain. 24 hr. emergency service

JTP Contracting

ELECTRICIAN Wiring, trouble shooting, plugs. Fridge, stove, washer repairs. Service upgrades. 24 hours

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EXPERIENCED Jack Of All Trades. Painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, flooring, general repairs. Local references. Quality and satisfaction guaranteed. Daryl: 416-575-7035

Handy Person HANDY PERSON, Home Improvements, Electrical, & plumbing. Appliance installation. Painting. Upgrading bathrooms/ kitchens. Basement renovations. Landscaping. Floor heating. Call: 647-680-8750

Concrete & Paving CONCRETE WORK

Waterproofing Under Pinning Sidewalk Patio stones General stonework Brick repair Fence repairs Parging Reasonable prices 416-825-3334 STAMPED CONCRETE, regular concrete, driveways, patios, sidewalks, porches, garages, flagstone, parging walls. Free estimates! Call Petro 416-684-3664.

Decks & Fences 0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Lowest Prices! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752 www.griffindecks.ca

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Tree/Stump Service DAVE’S TREE Service, tree/ stump removal, pruning, fully insured, free estimates. Call 647-979-2006

Appliance Repairs/ Installation APPLIED REFRIGERATION. Appliances repaired professionally. 35 years experience. Fridge’s, coolers, washers, dryers, stoves. Central Air Conditioning & Heating. (416)281-3030

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Community support needed to make neighbourhoods safe >>>from page1 The unprecedented deployment of officers and overtime follows the mass shooting at a Scarborough block party on Danzig Street on July 16 that killed Shyanne Charles, 14, and Joshua Yasay, 23, and injured 23 others. Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner, commanding officer of 23 Division which includes Rexdale, said Thursday officers from his division, like every other division in the city, will be expected to work the compulsory overtime. No officers will be redeployed to other areas under the chief’s initiative, he said. In fact, 23 Division had the highest number of shootingrelated offences in the first five-and-a-half months of this year, Taverner said. “I think we still do.” However, since the launch of Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, otherwise known as TAVIS, in 23 Division in late May, there have been no shootings within its boundaries of north Etobicoke.

Both Blair and Taverner credited TAVIS, which began in 2006, for contributing to a significant drop in violent crime. TAVIS deploys 18 officers to high-crime areas identified by crime analysis. The intent is community engagement, building relationships with community agencies and residents, rather than strictly police enforcement. “Since TAVIS neighbourhood started, we’ve seen incredibly good results,” Taverner said. “It’s speaks to the community engagement work being done. That isn’t to say there isn’t a potential for violence. There always is. But I think the strategy being put in place (by the chief) will certainly decrease the opportunity for that type of violent crime to take place.” In the wake of the Scarborough shooting, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had insisted Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty provide an extra $5 million to $10 million to hire more officers for Toronto police’s anti-violence intervention strategy.

McGuinty responded by committing to continue to fund TAVIS, rather than phase out the current $5 million per year for the program. Residents can expect to see more, highly visible officers on the street under the chief’s plan, Taverner said. Blair, Taverner and other senior officers stressed that maintaining community safety is a joint effort between police and the community. “Without community support, we can’t really do our job, not only to solve crime, but to prevent crime,” Taverner said. He also had two messages for the communities in north Etobicoke. “We are out and are committed to making the communities as safe as possible for everyone. To the criminal element that are perpetrating these violent crimes: it’s not going to be tolerated. We will be out there. We will work as hard as we can to arrest people involved in these types of crimes and bring them before the courts.”


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| ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Friday, July 27, 2012


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