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Mountaineers RELAY FOR LIFE host annual lacrosse day this Saturday The Mimico Mountaineers is hosting its annual lacrosse day at Mimico Arena on Saturday with a full slate of eight rep and junior games. Remembering who the opponents are will be very easy for both players and spectators – every game is against Halton Hills. The top-tier rep boys teams take to the floor first, one right after the other, starting with peanut (9 a.m.), tyke (10 a.m.), novice (11 a.m.), peewee (noon), bantam (1 p.m.) and midget (2 p.m.). Then come the junior games: junior C at 4 p.m. and junior B at 7 p.m. The Mimico girls play field lacrosse and are scheduled for a tournament in Oshawa. A busy weekend house league schedule will continue Saturday at Long Branch Arena and back at Mimico Arena on Sunday and Monday night. The house league season comes to an end the following weekend with the younger divisions (peanut to peewee) on Saturday, June 22 and the older divisions (bantam, midget) on Monday, June 24 – using both arenas. Before this busy flourish, however, the association will hold its annual gala dinner Friday, June 14. Mimico Arena is located at 31 Drummond St.
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OFFERING HOPE: Supporters stop to look and take photographs in front of burning ‘luminaries’ which spell out the word "hope" in the bleachers at Centennial Park stadium Friday night during Relay for Life. See more photos from this event on page 8.
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school hosts fun fair wEnjoy this coming thursday Twentieth Street Junior School’s fun fair this week. The fair takes place Thursday, June 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school yard, 3190 Lake Shore Blvd. W. The day will include games, bouncy castles, face painting and a barbecue.
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city opens marie curtis park beach june 15 Etobicoke’s lone beach opens next week for the season. The city will open the Marie Curtis Park beach in west Etobicoke with lifeguards onduty on June 15. Nearby Sunnyside Beach opened for public swimming opened, along with most of Toronto’s swimming beaches on June 1. Toronto tests beach water quality daily at its 11 swimming beaches from June through to Labour Day. If water samples
analyzed show E. coli levels that exceeds provincial guidelines, Toronto Public Health warns against swimming at the affected beach. The city’s Blue Flag status accreditation for Toronto beaches is still pending for 2013.
Homes for seniors’ 20th anniversary. Drop by its celebratory barbecue on Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gorham Garden at 773 The Queensway just west of Royal York Road. In the event of rain, the barbecue will move to the building’s fifth floor recreation room. kingsway conservawtours tory hosts studio The Kingsway Conser vator y of Mu s i c , 2 8 4 8 Bloor St. W., will host two musical open houses this month. On Thursday, June
13 and Tuesday, June 18 from 1 to 8 p.m., the conservatory will throw open its doors to the community for studio tours, refreshments, information and registration for private lessons (piano, voice, guitar, strings, winds, drums) and group programs (Glee Club, early childhood musicianship, orchestra, choir, drum circle) for all ages from infants to adults. For more information, call 416-234-0121 or go to www. kingswayconservatory.ca signs aid drivers’ wDrivers commute, safety who travel on Lake Shore or the Gardiner Expressway are getting some help for their commute. The city has installed six new additional overhead changeable message signs on L a k e Sh o re Boulevard We s t a n d on the Gardiner Expressway intended to help keep traffic moving and to improve driver safety.
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City council set to debate Humbertown development The Humber Valley Village Residents Association (HVVRA) is encouraging local residents and supporters to turn out to Toronto City Council in full force this week, as councillors debate the future of Humbertown Plaza. Councillors are expected to vote on an application put forth by First Capital Realty (FCR) tomorrow at around 1:30 p.m. The application would see the demolition of the existing Humbertown plaza to make way for the construction of a total of 604 residential units in three condo-retail towers and 28 three-storey townhomes. FCR’s proposal also calls for two two-storey commercial buildings, which would allow for the retention and expansion of the retail offerings currently on the site. The HVVRA, whose members have long argued that the FCR proposal is “too big, too dense, and too tall” for their village-like community, are hoping at least 250 local residents will make it out to Wednesday’s meeting in a show of opposition to FCR’s plans, said Niels Christensen, president of the HVVRA. “It is vitally important that city council supports the Etobicoke York Community Council decision of rejecting the FCR bid, and equally important that they support the resolution for a Secondary Plan review of Humber Valley Village,” Christensen said in a statement. Endorsed by west-end
councillors at the May 14 meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council, a Secondary Plan review, he added, is necessary as Humber Valley Village grows and expands in the future. If given the green light from Toronto City Council, a Secondary Plan review for Humber Valley Village and its surrounding neighbourhoods would consider: the impact of the Humbertown redevelopment’s increased traffic on neighbouring streets; how to preserve the neighbourhood character of Humber Valley Village; how development at Humbertown will affect businesses in the Kingsway and Islington Business Improvement Areas; the impact of development on schools, transit and infrastructure; and what size of developments will be allowed as the aging three-storey walkup apartments surrounding Humbertown are redeveloped in the future. “Although attendees do not have an opportunity to speak at city council, the HVVRA is handing out T-shirts to our supporters stating ‘Humbertown – We Can Do Better,’ to show council members the strength of our community support as we sit in the council chambers,” Christensen said in a statement. ~ Cynthia Reason For more information, go to www.hvvra.ca or visit www. etobicokeguardian.com for past stories on this issue.
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sights to behold: Father Walter Makarenko (second from left) of St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Lake Shore Boulevard West guides visitors through the church during Doors Open Toronto last month.
Keep doors locked, even Latest suspect sought in police’s Catch-22 program during the day: police This week’s Catch is asked to call 22 22 most wanted is Division at 41635-year-old Ian Carl 808-2200, Crime Beckford. Stoppers anonyBeckford is mously at 416-222wanted by police in TIPS (8477), online south Etobicoke’s at www.222tips.com or text TOR and 22 Division on a charge of being IAN CARL BECKFORD your message to CRIMES (274637). unlawfully at large, after failing to report to the For more information on Toronto Intermittent Centre the Catch-22 Tuesday proon Friday. gram, follow 22 Division on Officers are now asking Facebook or @the22news on Twitter. the community for their assistance in finding the For more information on accused. Anyone who sees the Catch-22 Tuesday proBeckford is urged to call 911, gram, follow 22 Division on Facebook or @the22news on while anyone with informaTwitter. tion about his whereabouts
TAMARA SHEPHARD email@example.com Etobicoke resident Valerie Gibson has endured the misfortune of having every Etobicoke home she has ever owned robbed. What she did not expect was to have her house burgled — when she was home. A thief or thieves rifled through her bedrooms and stole her jewelry on Thursday, May 30 around 3:30 p.m. while she worked in her front garden. “If I’m out, my home is like Fort Knox. I have an alarm system. There are alarms
and bars on the windows. I have double locks. I live on a ravine. I was absolutely taken aback by this because I’ve taken so many precautions,” Gibson said. What she didn’t do is lock her back door while working in her front garden. Residents do not typically set their home alarms while out gardening. “Even though you are home, your home can still be entered,” Toronto police Const. Wendy Drummond said. “Almost all crime is a crime of opportunity....You need to remove the opportunity. Lock the door.”
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ransit funding should be more than just buses, subways and GO trains. Transportation is a more accurate way to look at getting around the Greater Toronto Area. The future of the Gardiner Expressway is being debated – again. With the Environment Assessment (EA) by Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto now back on the table, the latest in the circular discussions is coming up Thursday, the day after the two parties hold a media briefing to discuss the EA. The future of the Gardiner comes up every few years, but nothing concrete has ever come of these discussions. The long-term rehabilitation of the Gardiner is not in question – that needs to happen. However, what exactly does that mean, and how is a city like Toronto going to handle it? The entire length of the decaying expressway will eventually come up for debate, but Thursday’s forum focuses on the eastern portion from Jarvis Street to our view the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). believe front-and-centre Make transit, at We this discussion should be highways work funding. Not just the $505 miltogether lion approved by council to rehabilitate the Gardiner, but how will we maintain whatever we decide to do with it – keep it standing, bury it under Lake Shore Boulevard or dismantle it all together? Whatever the decision, funding is rarely mentioned – like the public transit discussion, everyone is concerned about today, not 10, 25, 50 years from now. Despite the obvious connection between public transit and the highways, expressways and parkways that encircle this city, no one is discussing how they should work together. If there is an effort out there to come up with a cohesive transportation plan, we’re not seeing it. Within the transit funding tools supported by Metrolinx to pay for the province’s Big Move plan, there should also be funding for our roads and highways. Regional sales tax, development charge, parking space levy, and fuel tax are on the table to fund transit. Yet, something like Highway Tolls to help maintain the Gardiner is not being discussed. Or, at the end of the day, maybe we should hand over the Gardiner to the province to include in its transportation portfolio together with the 400 series highways. And while we’re at it, toss in the DVP.
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Bracing for a frustrating tennis season
ell, I played my first tennis match of the season over the weekend and I’m not off to the best start. I’m officially zero for one. But it wasn’t the defeat that was so troubling, but how it was done and the guy who beat me, my buddy Shawn. What really sticks in my craw is that he was wearing a monstrous new knee brace roughly the size of Jabba the Hutt’s belly. Without that brace, I wipe the court with him. With it, I back off and he throttles me for fun, 6-0, 6-0. Well, I was prepared to take my lumps like a man, when, get this, Shawn hops over the net for the traditional post-match handshake. Oops, did I say hop? Forgive me. To call it merely a hop is not doing justice to that athletic tour de force. It was a breathtaking triple salchow during which he soared higher than Patrick Chan. And the
jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY icing on the cake? He stuck the landing. I mean really stuck the landing. I was livid. “How the heck did you do that?” “It wasn’t that difficult,” Shawn replied matter-offactly. “I just took a long approach run. Then got into the tuck position to harness my legendary power and sprung up ever so gracefully on my little tippy toes.” “You know what I meant, funny guy. How’d you do manage to pull off a move like that, wonky knee and all?” “What makes you think I have a bad knee,” he asked. “Exhibit A, your honour, “I answered, pointing to said imposing brace. “I hate to break it to you, but the knee’s fine. I only wear this contraption to psych out pigeons like you. And as you can see it works like a charm.”
“But how can you wear that thing and sleep nights?” I wailed. “I told you, I put it on for matches only. I take it off long before I go to bed.” “And that masquerade doesn’t eat away at your conscience?” “Hey, I win, baby. That’s all that matters. Isn’t that what Nike says is the most important thing in life? Next to buying all their over-priced stuff, of course.” “You didn’t win. I handed the match to you. I was afraid to make you even flinch dare you reinjure what I thought was a fragile leg.” Shawn just shrugged. “Look, I’d love to listen to you whine, really I would, but I have to scoot home and ice my knee.” “But didn’t you just get through telling me there was nothing wrong with it?” “There wasn’t, but in my haste to kick your butt from here to Mississauga I must have put the brace
on too tight by mistake because it’s starting to throb. I want to take care of it before I develop a real problem. You don’t mess with knees you know,” he needled. “So, you coming over for a brewski?” “After that stunt you just pulled? Forget it.” “Come on, Jamie. Don’t be such a spoilsport. I tell you what. I’m going up to the cottage for awhile. And to prove I’m not such a bad guy, I’ll let you borrow the brace until I come back so you can let it work it’s magic for you. Are you game?” “Well, I am playing Dale next week and I have yet to beat him all these years. Do you think it might help?” “Let’s just say, it wouldn’t hurt. Unless you put it on too tight by mistake.” Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Privatization of garbage pickup the only way to go
Parents rally to save TDSB music program
To the editor: Re: ‘Accountability, money spent wisely needed,’ Letters, June 4 I have lived in Etobicoke for 72 years and I remember when the city garbage collector would spill garbage on the street and not clean it up. I a m s u re t h a t m o s t people will remember the damage staff would do to metal garbage cans so that after about six months of service the containers had to be replaced. I remember the union workers striking and blocking citizens from dropping their garbage off at designated depots. They not only blocked taxpayers from going to the sites, but in some cases, threatened them with violence. I also remember the stench of garbage piling
To the editor: I am a proud Etobicoke parent of a son who performs in his Grade 8 band, honour orchestra and stage band. I am also a concerned parent of a daughter in Grade 6 who wants to follow in her big brother’s footsteps, but is worried there will be no orchestra or stage band for her to join next year. Instrumental music programs across the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) are under attack. On June 19, trustees will vote to cut approximately half of the Itinerant Music Instructors (IMI) for a cost saving of only 0.07 per cent of the overall $2.7 billion budget. Many of the music instructors at Etobicoke junior and middle schools are IMIs. These skilled instrumental musicians travel from school to school providing special-
up on tennis courts and outdoor rinks creating not only a health hazard but a breeding ground for rats and other vermin while the union members picketed the sites using intimidation tactics which forced some seniors to store their garbage at home. Further to this, the seniors who could not drive to the temporary dump sites also had to store their rotting garbage at home. change coming The writer is spot on when she states that “They sense the changes coming where unions will rule again”. I for one, do not want to go back to the days when arrogant city staff pick up my garbage. I support the privatization of all garbage pickup through the City of Toronto. What sane taxpayer
wants the city workers and their union heads to rule over the voters? Having successfully contracted out garbage pickup here in Etobicoke we are saving money, as taxpayers we will not be faced with another strike by city workers and have to again endure their intimidation tactics and we are still providing good paying jobs to members of a union which thankfully is not CUPE. This should be the model and the standard for all garbage pickup throughout the City of Toronto. I hope that after the next city election we will have sufficient councillors who will move quickly on privatization so that all taxpayers will have the same service that I presently enjoy. Alex McKenna
ized instrumental music education to thousands of children each week. They are not paid from the school budget, but directly by the TDSB. High school music programs will also be hard hit by these cuts, as students will no longer arrive having had exposure to music at the middle school level and will be less likely to make music as one of their high school electives. We must urgently let the trustees, our MPPs and the premier know that we value music education and will not allow it to be cut from the TDSB budget. Here’s what you can do: Visit thepetitionsite.com and search for “TDSB Cuts.” Forward the link to everyone you know, whether they have school children or not. We have a goal of 10,000 signa-
tures. Please include your name and address to have your signature counted. Send an email, write a letter, or take the time to phone your trustee and MPP. Trustee contact info is available at the board website, tdsb.on.ca. Contact information for MPPs is available at ontla.on.ca. The TDSB’s music department’s own slogan is: A sound investment in today’s children, tomorrow’s leaders. Let’s hold them to it. Recall that when Mayor Rob Ford threatened to close libraries, it was the outcry from citizens who would not stand for it that prevented Toronto council from proceeding. We need a similar rally of support to turn this around. Our children deserve it. Trina Waddell
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All of health’s needs now under one roof Humber Centre for Family Health brings together multiple health-care professionals
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Etobicoke’s latest integrated health-care centre is now officially open. T h e Hu m b e r Ce n t re for Family Health, located adjacent to the NoFrills grocery store at 245 Dixon Rd. (at Islington Avenue), is a “comprehensive primary care facility” that brings a full slate of nine family physicians – plus registered nurses, a nurse practitioner, social workers and a variety of other health-care professionals – all together under one roof. “It’s a new way of looking at things,” Dr. Ralph Masi, chair of the Humber River Family Health Team, said of the Humber Centre for Family Health’s integrated approach during the centre’s official opening last week.
A list of the family physicians now located at Humber Centre for Family Health: w Dr. Abdullahi Berih - 416-247-8781 w Dr. James Choe - 416-248-9166 w Dr. Wilma De Groot - 416-249-0009 w Dr. Aida Hasic - 647-775-8282/647-775-8273 w Dr. Hanna Hinnawi - 416-235-2655 / 416-235-2751 w Dr. George Iwanchyshyn - 416-249-0009 w Dr. Arthur Kushner - 416-247-2193 w Dr. Robert McMillin - 416-248-0283 w Dr. Assefa Noza - 647-775-8281
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range of services available The range of services and programs offered collaboratively by doctors and other health professionals, Masi added, “will greatly contribute to health promotion, illness prevention, and the management of chronic conditions.” “If any of you have been around as long as I have in medicine, you’ll begin to appreciate how really different this is from going to a physicians office all by themselves,” he added. “This is bringing everything all together.” In addition to the centre’s nine family physicians, the new Humber Centre for Family Health also boasts a Loblaw pharmacy, the Humber Eye Centre, Alpha Laboratories, the Helix Hearing Centre, a Family and Cosmetic Dentistry clinic, the Health Max Physiotherapy Clinic and HiTek Medical Imaging. Dr. Arthur Kushner, chief of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Humber River Hospital and lead physician for the Humber River Family Health team, said the process of bringing that multitude of health-care pro-
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The Humber Centre for Family Health (HRRH) opened on Dixon Road Thursday. Officials at the opening are left to right, Gail Czukar, executive director of Family Health at HRRH, Dr. Art Kushner, Chief of Family Practice at HRRH, Bobbi Reinholdt Senior VP Parmacy Loblaws Companies and Dr Ralph Masi, Chair of HRRH health team.
fessionals and services under one “modern and welcoming” roof was both an exciting and challenging experience – one sure to reap many rewards. “The integration of so many disciplines will only enhance the patient experience and support our vision of improving access to primary care for our community,” he said. Patients of any one of the nine physicians practising at the Humber Centre for Family Health will now be eligible to receive care provided by the
members of an interdisciplinary team that also includes nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dietitians, social workers, and a chiropodist. Gail Czukar, executive director of the Humber River Family Health Team, said the focus of the Humber Centre for Family Health is on serving residents of all ages and backgrounds, with an emphasis on young families and their children and the aging population. As such, the centre is look-
ing forward to offering such varied programs as: diabetes prevention and management (nutritional and lifestyle counseling); seniors’ geriatric programs (assessments, fall prevention, nutrition, medication reviews, foot clinics); mental health and addictions treatment and support (individual, family and group counseling); education and self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and smoking cessation; treatment and sup-
A list of other Humber Centre for Family Health services now available: w Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr. G. Zicherman painless, low radiation digital X-rays, oral cancer screenings, implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, cleansings and fluoride treatments, white fillings and bondings, teeth whitening w Helix Hearing Care - hearing tests, all types of hearing aids, plus service and repairs for all makes, FM systems and telephones, musicians’ earplugs, noise protectors, swim plugs w Humber Eye Centre - comprehensive eye examinations, prescription glasses, contacts and fittings, sunglasses w Loblaw pharmacy - prescription and over-the-counter medications, professional advice, health centre and related products w Alpha Laboratories - blood tests, electrocardiographs (ECGs), ambulatory diagnostic tests, including blood pressure, specialized lab services w HiTek Medical Imaging - X-ray, ultrasound, bone density, mammography w HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic - physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, spinal decompress, psychological, neck, back and extremities assessment and treatment, custom orthotics, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, sports injuries, osteoarthritis, sciatica port for patients diagnosed with a life-threatening illness (palliative and oncology support, counseling and home assessments); and comprehensive care for women and children, focusing on disease prevention, prenatal care and immunization. “And we’re going to be organizing more programs as we go along, because we’re just getting started,” Czukar said. “... My personal thanks
go to the ministry for funding this team, to the Humber River Regional Hospital and (all involved) for their leadership in developing this very exciting concept and for bringing us here, where integrated health care is going to be offered by a number of providers. It’s a good thing for this community.”
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Parkinson’s Support Group WHEN: 12 p.m. WHERE: Church of Christ the King, 475 Rathburn Rd. CONTACT: 905-677-4419 COST: Free The Etobicoke Parkinson’s Support Group season wind-up meeting and barbecue. Dambusters 617 Squadron WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-3945247, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free Keith Hyde, Aviation Historian, will tell the story of the history of 617 Dambusters Squadron. Call to register.
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Downsizing Decluttering Seminar WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Helen Delaurier, 416394-5247, email@example.com COST: Free Join Garna Tracy, a local interior decorator and designer as she gives advice on how to make the process of moving as stress-free as possible. Twentieth Street Junior School Fun Fair WHEN: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE:
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Eight Annual Girls’ Night Out WHEN: 6:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. CONTACT: Liz Fox, 416-252-7949, www.womens-habitat. ca, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free This fundraising event will host over 200 women in coming together to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a signature cupcake and one 15-minute service (massage, psychic reading, hair). Women can bid on silent auction items, purchase raffle tickets (1st prize is two round-trip tickets to anywhere Porter flies), and enjoy each others’ company all while raising funds for Women’s Habitat’s shelter renovation project. Book tickets online. Twentieth Street Junior School, 3190 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Rob Hochberg, 416-394-7810, Rob. Hochberg@tdsb.on.ca COST: Tickets will be sold for events and food Fun Family Activities at Twentieth Street JS Fun Fair. Games, bouncy castles, barbecue, face painting and more.
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Garage Sale WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: 11 Allanhurst Dr. CONTACT: Connie Ciampa, email@example.com Garage sale proceeds to charities sponsored by ladies group. Writers and Editors Network WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon WHERE:
Canadiana Restaurant, 5230 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Anna Stitsky, 905272-1478, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Members $15, non-members $20 This month’s breakfast guest speaker is author Brenda Wastascoot, an Aboriginal Cree from Manitoba. Brenda has written a charming children’s story titled Granny’s Giant Bannock. The book is based on memories of her childhood growing up as the only child in a family of 16 children who did not attend residential school. High Tea WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’ s Church Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: $10 A delightful visit to the past.
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Songs and Strawberries for a Summer afternoon WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Val Greenfield, 416621-3656, val.greenfield@rogers. com COST: Adults $20; Students $10; Under 12 free Peter Barnes (baritone) in concert singing songs from Finzi, Faure and Schubert followed by a delightful Strawberry Social.
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Book Club 55+ WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@ bellnet.ca COST: $2 (includes light breakfast) Join a group of avid readers for a morning, once a month that includes a light breakfast and some literary fun. The next book to be discussed is ‘February’ written by Lisa Moore. Membership is required to participate in this program. Fitness for Seniors WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd CONTACT: Peggy Ho, 416-394-5270, Cathyduong@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Learn from a fitness specialist the
importance of seniors staying healthy in all aspects of their life through exercise and social interaction. Included in the seminar is a 30-minute sample of a “sit-fit” class, when seniors will do stretching and light exercising in their chairs. Etobicoke Quilt Guild WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Dr. COST: Free The goal of The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild is “to further interest in quilting by inspiration and encouragement,and by learning through sharing, thus helping quilters to enjoy their media and improve their standards.”
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Relay for Life walking the walk: Clockwise from far right: Sisters and cancer survivors Joan DeWilde, 78, and Shirley Jesson, 83, walk and laugh along the track during the Canadian Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life 12-hour walk-athon fundraiser. The Toronto natives, although diagnosed years apart, had tumours in exactly the same place on the same breast, and both now live cancer-free; Bill McIlroy, 65, speaks with longtime friend Joe Polito, 65, on the track. McIlroy and Polito are giving support to remember a lifelong friend, Nancy Potvin, who died of ovarian cancer at the age of 57; Massage therapist Jared George gives a rub to an attendee at Friday night’s Relay for Life. Several massage therapists from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy came to give some TLC to supporter’s muscles; ‘Luminaries’ lined the track and were lit in honour of cancer patients, survivors, and lost loved ones. Photos/Giordano Ciampini
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Tuesday, June 17, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (presentation at 7:30 p.m.) St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 3819 Bloor St. W.
Background Etobicoke Centre, running along Dundas Street West from Shorncliffe Road to Islington Avenue, will develop as the urban focal point for the western part ofToronto.The Six Points area will become a vital mixed-use community, including a community hub with recreational, cultural and institutional uses. The City ofToronto completed an Environmental Assessment on the reconfiguration of the Six Points Interchange in 2007.This study determined that replacing the existing bridges with an at-grade intersection would best support the development of Etobicoke Centre. Streetscape and public open space designs throughout the new intersection were finalized in the Etobicoke Centre Public SpaceStreetscape Plan, completed by the City in 2012. The detailed technical design of the new intersection is now being completed. Construction is expected to start in late 2014. More information and links to previous and related projects are available on the City's project web page: toronto.ca/involved/projects/6points. For more information If you would like more information about this project, please contact: Mike Logan Senior Public Consultation Coordinator City of Toronto Metro Hall, 19th Fl., 55 John St. Toronto, ON M5V 3C6 Tel: 416-392-4360 Fax: 416-392-2974 TTY: 416-338-0889 E-mail: email@example.com Visit: toronto.ca/involved/projects/6points Issue Date: June 11, 2013 Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.
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Residents will get a chance to sound off on the future of the Gardiner Expressway during a public meeting this week. The event will mark the first opportunity for public feedback since the resumption of an environmental assessment (EA) examining potential long term options for the eastern portion of the Gardiner and Lake Shore Boulevard. The EA looks at four main options for the Gardiner – all of them expensive and likely taking years to complete – including repairs in the hundreds of millions and tearing down the expressway completely. City engineers warn the Gardiner will become unusable in less than a decade if no action is taken. The meeting is Thursday, June 13, inside the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information visit www.gardinereast.ca
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The City of Toronto officially opened its first separated cycle track – a lane for bicycles that is separated from traffic – on Sherbourne Street between Bloor Street and King Street on Monday. The Sherbourne cycle track has new features that distinguish it from the city’s painted bicycle lanes, including: buses don’t stop in the cycle track – the cycle track is raised to sidewalk level at bus stops to provide accessible passenger loading; green-coloured bike boxes that provide a safe area for cyclists to wait while making a left turn have been put in place; parking next to the bicycle lane has been removed and lay-bys have been provided at six key locations to facilitate pickup/dropoff activity and commercial deliveries. Rahul Gupta is The Guardian’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT
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Aspiring authors learn to self-publish Aspiring authors learn what it takes to self-publish a book at this information session at Brentwood library. Writer’s will explore all areas to consider to go the non-traditional route and explore the importance of ISBN registration, marketing considerations, book cover design, how to get your book sold and the importance of having a copy editor and potential legal issues. The session ‘Book SelfPublishing: Production, Marketing and Distribution’ takes place on Monday, June 24 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m at Brentwood library, 36 Brentwood Rd. To participate, register at the information desk or call 416-394-5247. releasing the power,
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>>>from page 1 guns Etobicoke-wide – half the total number of firearms collected across the city. Sgt. Tim Burrows of 22 Division, who was responsible for collecting three of the eight guns handed over in south Etobicoke, said 22 Division had seen both handguns and long rifles – plus a “considerable amount” of ammunition – handed over to police custody during just the first week of the program. “Twenty-two is a big division, so naturally there’s lots of homes within that division that would have registered firearms and firearms that have been handed down and inherited by family members,” he said. “What the Pixels for Pistols program does is it gives those people who really don’t want to have that firearm in their home anymore the opportunity to turn it in.” Launched on Monday, June 3, the two-week Pixels for Pistols program is a partnership between Toronto police, Henry’s Camera, Olympus Canada and Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, whereby Torontonians who surrender their unwanted firearms to police will receive an Olympus VG-160 digital camera in exchange. Ian Landy, president and CEO of Henry’s, said the idea behind the Pixels for Pistols
program was born shortly after a Scarborough Henry’s store was robbed at gunpoint in February 2008. Luckily no one was hurt during the incident – and the criminals responsible were soon caught and convicted – but Landy said the Henry’s team still felt the need to give back. And so the Pixels for Pistols program was launched in November 2008. “That 2008 event resulted in the most successful firearm exchange in the history of the Toronto Police Service with the following results: 1,897 firearms, 304 non-firearms (including pellet guns and replica guns), 58,217 rounds of ammunition, and 1,486 boxes of assorted ammunition,” Landy recalled at the 2013 program’s launch last week. Toronto police Chief William Blair said that while there is “no expectation whatsoever” that this year’s Pixels for Pistols program will draw out any criminals to turn in their guns in exchange for a digital camera, police are just as grateful to law-abiding citizens for turning in their unwanted firearms. Afterall, according to former Attorney General Roy McMurtry, nearly 30 per cent of all guns used in crimes have been stolen from law-abiding citizens. “There is both a legal and
moral obligation to ensure your firearms are stored safely and are secure against theft from those who would use those firearms to victimize our fellow citizens,” Blair said at last week’s Pixels for Pistols launch. “It can be an onerous responsibility, so I want to let the people of Toronto know that they don’t need to worry about that responsibility. If you want to dispose of that firearm, you can do so safely (through the Pixels for Pistols program).” That sentiment was echoed by Burrows, who said Etobicoke officers are just as happy to collect antique and non-functioning guns as they are working ones. “Just the fact that it could be held out and used as a threat is enough...a young person that’s brandishing a stolen firearm, working or not, if a police officer comes across them, they generally do not have the time to determine whether that’s a working firearm or not, and they will treat the threat as if it is a real, working gun,” Burrows said. “Any time you can take any weapon off the streets, I think that’s a good thing for the community and the safety of that community.”
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How the program works If you have an unwanted gun you’d like to surrender to Toronto police for safe disposal, call 416-808-2222 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. before Monday, June 17 to be eligible for the Pixels for Pistols program. Please note: firearms CANNOT be brought into any police facility and
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t’s Toronto council week this week – meaning at least two very long days of debate, amendments and maybe even policy. One of the bigger issues being dealt with at the meeting will be dealt with behind closed doors: the appointment of six new members of Toronto’s arms-length real estate company Build Toronto. Reconstituting the board is a prerequisite to finding a replacement for CEO Lorne Braithwaite. Expect a fight, as a number of councillors are concerned that vice chair Doug Ford is pushing to have Port Lands CEO Michael Kraljevic put in the job. Ford denies that he is doing so. haven drop-off for babies sought wsafe
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Berardinetti has another motion that looks after the well-being of horses. Berardinetti’s motion asks Toronto council to support a private member’s bill to amend the Health of Animals
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wduring lunch breaks Toronto’s budget committee will be holding a special meeting in the midst of the council meeting on Tuesday, June 11. The meeting will take place at 1 p.m., over the lunch break, and will deal with Toronto’s budget surplus of $248 million.
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