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Food and culture on tap at Rexdale community event The Rexdale community celebrated food, culture and community over the weekend at the first ever Foodie Festival. Hosted by the Rexdale Community Health Centre’s (RCHC), the Foodie Festival brought together local restaurants, employers and employment-related initiatives, food access programs, urban gardens, and the community-atlarge for a fun-filled event at the Rexdale Community Hub. In addition to sampling the fare from local restaurants, Foodie Festival goers were invited to explore food-related

career opportunities, as well as showcase their food-related skills in a community where unemployment rates are high. Tania Fernandes, RCHC’s health promoter, said she was “very excited” to host the first annual Foodie Festival in Rexdale “to promote local restaurants and to provide members of our community with an opportunity to find food-related employment and sign up for free food handler’s certificate courses.”

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wo Lakeshore Collegiate Institute science buffs are headed to a prestigious program at the Ontario Science Centre next year. Jessica Patel, 16, and Ashley Singh, 17, were accepted earlier this year into the exclusive Science School – which only admits a maximum of 30 students each semester. “Science has always kind of been my thing, so I’m really looking forward to being able to learn in all of the Science Centre’s facilities and different exhibits, because those will be kind of like our classroom while we’re there,” said Ashley, who will spend her first semester next year studying Physics, Biology and Advanced Functions at the Science School. “Also, there are just 30 of us, so I think all of our classmates are going to be just as passionate as we are about science and learning.” An aspiring architect, Jessica – who’s set to take Physics, Calculus and Chemistry at the Science School in her second semester – said she’s been looking forward to the experience ever since her older sister took the program last year.

“The whole idea just appeals to me so much, because we’ll get to meet really awesome people,” the aspiring doctor said. “The whole atmosphere there is really professional, and (as a Science School student), it’s kind of like you’re working there, because you get to show people the exhibits and everything.” The Science School, which has been operating for more than 30 years out of the Ontario Science Centre, offers Grade 12 students the chance to earn math and science credits in a unique learning environment, with access to resources above and beyond those available at most schools, Laura Zrymiak said, co-ordinator of the Science School. “For the students it’s a great opportunity. They’re still taking the same courses with the same content, but here they might have an opportunity to have access to resources that they wouldn’t normally at their home schools,” she said, noting that students this year had the opportunity to directly ask questions of Cmdr. Chris Hadfield while he was aboard the International Space Station, and met with the Canadian Space Program’s newest astronaut, Jeremy Hansen.

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Lakeshore Collegiate Institute students Jessica Patel, left, and Ashley Singh will complete a semester of Grade 12 at the Ontario Science Centre’s Science School next year. The young scientists are among just 60 Ontario students selected for the program, which includes advanced course work and a practicum focused on communicating science ideas to the public.

“These are some of the opportunities that, due to our location and the people and the programs coming in and out of the Ontario Science Centre, our students get access to.” Taught by specially commissioned Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board teachers,

Science Centre students are also given access to the Ontario Science Centre’s on-site DNA lab and get the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the Science Centre’s designers and researchers on an “innovation project” each semester, where they design a prototype for an exhibit that might be featured in one of

the Science Centre’s halls. Described by Zrymiak as a “great bridge” to university studies, a semester at the Science Centre also grants its students the opportunity to practise their communication skills – while earning a coveted red lab jacket at the same time. “All students are required to spend time on the floor

– interacting with visitors, doing science puzzles or games with the visitors, or helping out with the school programs that we have with the children,” Zrymiak said, noting that Science School students earn their red lab jackets by completing at least 15 such practicum hours. “It’s a great bridge to university, because there’s a little bit more independence and responsibility for some of the students, but it’s also a really caring and small learning environment, so students have every opportunity to excel, because we’re here to support them.” Lauding his teaching staff at LCI for preparing Jessica and Ashley for acceptance into the Science School, principal Antonio Santos called the girls “stellar students” and wished them much success in their endeavors at the program. “It is definitely a worthwhile accomplishment for them and it’s something that, because it is a stringent process to get into (the Science School), is very commendable,” he said. “They are worthy of going there and I hope they are very successful.”

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Police vow to keep community safe after criminal gang dismantled ANDREW PALAMARCHUK apalamarchuk@insidetoronto.com

Project Traveller took down an Etobicoke gang involved in shootings, robberies and drug and gun trafficking. Last Friday, police launched Project Clean Slate to ensure the gang doesn’t start up again and another gang doesn’t take its place. “This initiative will be led by 23 Division officers that will be neighbourhood officers assigned specifically to that neighbourhood,” Supt. Ron Taverner told reporters during a morning news conference at 23 Division in north Etobicoke. “These neighbourhood officers will create meaningful dialogue, building on trust.” The officers will also form

the Somalian Liaison Unit, a pilot project at the division. Police said many of the members of the gang that was busted are from the Somali community. Project Traveller focused on a gang operating in the area of Dixon Road between Kipling and Islington avenues. Police arrested 43 people and seized 40 guns, more than $3 million in drugs and more than $570,000 cash during the year-long investigation. The probe culminated early Thursday, with dozens of raids in the GTA and Windsor. The guns and cash seized were displayed at the press conference. “The alleged offenders have been charged with approximately 300 assorted serious offences, including

participating in a criminal organization, murder, attempt murder, numerous drugrelated charges and trafficking in firearms,” Staff Supt. Jim Ramer said. The murder charges, which were laid prior to the raids, are in relation to the death of Anthony Smith earlier this year. Ramer said a number of robberies and shootings “were prevented by the actions of our investigators” during Project Traveller. Deputy Chief Peter Sloly said Project Clean Slate is about community mobilization. “It’s a fancy word. It’s a simple concept: making sure that the problems that this community faced don’t come back in again, making sure that the gang that has

been dismantled doesn’t form again, making sure that a new gang doesn’t form in the vacuum of the one that was just dismantled, making sure that the community feels safer and is safer, not just for a few days or a few weeks or a few months.” The drugs seized in the investigation included cocaine, heroin, hashish, marijuana, LSD and crystal meth. Last Thursday afternoon, Police Chief Bill Blair called the investigation very complex. The alleged activities of the gang that was busted centred in the area of an apartment complex on Dixon Road. Blair refused to disclose whether or not any video pertaining to Mayor Rob Ford was seized during the

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Guns and gang squad Det. Bob Rodeghiero displays some of the guns seized Friday at 23 Division.

investigation. “It’ll come out in court,” he said. When asked if the mayor or his staff came under police surveillance during the probe, Blair said: “Again, I’m not at liberty to disclose

any evidence, and I appreciate your frustration but all of the evidence gathered in this case is appropriately publicly disclosed at trial.”

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People jeopardizing mental health of their dogs So, I was over at Peter and Jill’s house for a barbecue last night and Rover was the center of attention as usual. Rover is their dog, not one of their children, in case the name didn’t tip you off. Anyhow, Rover spent the majority of the evening in my lap – his usual modus operandi when anybody with a lap drops by – and the conversation eventually drifted to how come I don’t have a dog. There’s no mystery there, folks. It’s the picking-up-thepoop thing. I just can’t wrap my mind, let alone my hands, around it. I should qualify that last remark. Inside the house, I’m in favour of it, of course. Let’s face it, you’ve got no choice. You don’t pick dog poop up inside, the neighbours will start gossiping behind

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY your back. Maybe even go on the Doctor Phil show to rat you out. Who needs that? But outside, it just doesn’t make any sense to me to pick their stuff up. Birds, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, foxes, raccoons and skunks are all pooping away like there’s no tomorrow and I don’t see anybody rushing around to pick up after any of them. Their poop has got to be way worse for the environment than a dog’s. What can they possibly be eating? Fast food wrappers, cigarette butts? And that’s if they’re lucky. On the other hand, most dogs I know have very nutritional dietary habits these days. Heck, many probably eat better than their owners.

How can their healthy poop be bad for the grass? But there’s an even more critical issue in play here. I think we’re jeopardizing the mental health of our dogs with the mixed messages we’re sending them. Take Rover. When he poops inside the house, he gets a stern scolding. Heck, when he merely passes gas he gets a glare. Ah, but outside, he’s treated like he just won the lottery. The moment he so much as assumes the familiar squat, he gets a standing ovation. We’re talking a huge one here, too. Bigger than Carrie Underwood gets when she returns to American Idol. Then, after Rover is finished doing his business, Peter and Jill wrap up the evidence with more care than a five-star restaurant packing up your leftovers for you to take home.

What’s Rover supposed to think? Inside it’s a no-no, outside he’s treated like a celebrity. All that’s missing is the pooparazzi snapping his picture. I tell ya, the poor boy is this close to seeing a shrink. But the truth is, my biggest concern isn’t how we’re messing with the minds of pooches, it’s the pecking order around here. Last I checked we were the top dogs on the planet, not them. We shouldn’t be picking up their poop. If anything, they should be picking up ours. Mind you, it should begin and end there. We can live without the standing ovations. They’re way over-the-top.

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Look for a real transit solution With everyone trying to help the Ontario Liberal government finance the Big Move’s $50 billion tab, did anyone have time to look at the ridiculous plans included in the Big Move that will worsen gridlock instead of reducing it? What kind of transit do we need? From a purely logical standpoint, subways and road improvements are the only solutions to reduce gridlock. Consider that most arterial roads in North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke are now at capacity all day. Why would anyone think it a good idea to take two lanes away to build streetcars in dedicated rights of way that strangles all traffic including emergency and commercial vehicles and prohibits left turns and crossing the road? Most councillors voted in favour of former MPP Greg Sorbara’s subway to Vaughan, a city of only 300,000, outside the borders of Toronto. Yet they voted against a subway to Scarborough with a population of 700,000 that could be one mil-

lion in 10 years. How about their grand idea to extend the Yonge Street subway to Richmond Hill? Today you can’t board a Yonge subway train at Sheppard at 8 a.m. without waiting for multiple trains to go by. Extending that subway to Richmond Hill will mean that even Torontonians at Finch station won’t be able to board, it will become a subway for the residents north of Toronto with Torontonians paying for it. To achieve any improvements, we must first build a downtown relief line that allows commuters to reach downtown without the Yonge Street line. Another great solution would be to replace the Scarborough RT with a subway extension of the Bloor Street subway at a cost close to what is proposed today. Replacing this already obsolete technology with one that is even older is absolute insanity. We must persuade councillors to consider the good of the entire city, not just downtown. The Sheppard subway from Downsview all the way to

Scarborough was approved in 1986 and never completed. The citizens of Scarborough have been strongly lobbying for completion of it for years, but will be happy to wait in line, as long as they can be assured that no LRT will be built to decimate Sheppard Avenue the way they did St. Clair Avenue West. But let’s stop this insane construction of useless LRTs all over the city. Karl Haab READER WILL PAY FOR GREAT TRANSIT The projected costs of an integrated regional transit system proposed by Metrolinx is far less than the estimated $1,600 per household cost for the gridlock that has the GTA stuck in traffic. It’s unfair to characterize Metrolinx as squeezing money out of taxpayers as a recent front page and inside political cartoon did. Funding transit contributes to better access, cleaner air and a smoother commutes for everyone. I’ll pay for that. Alice Schuda

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Connecting residents to city’s waterfront trail Mimico Waterfront Park will help revitalize main street: Councillor Grimes

TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com The former so-called “park to nowhere” along Mimico’s shoreline is now complete, opening public access to the lake and providing the missing link in the city’s waterfront trail system. Wa t e r f r o n t To r o n t o and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) officially opened the $9.2-million final phase of Mimico Waterfront Park on June 7, an additional 500-metres of boardwalk with plantings, new lighting, cantilevered bridges and benches near the gazebo from Superior Avenue east to Humber Bay Park West. The existing $9-million lakeside Mimico park 600 metres west of it, with its sand dunes, lookout point, 150-metre boardwalk and public trail for pedestrians and cyclists, opened to much fanfare in July 2008. Waterfront Toronto partners with TRCA to build the city’s waterfront parks, which are maintained by city parks, forestry and recreation staff. “It looks like it has always been here. It’s natural. This is a link that was meant to be and finally, we’ve been able to create it and put it into service for the community,” Waterfront Toronto chairman Mark Wilson said at the official opening before a small crowd of staffers and area residents. “Cyclists, walkers, joggers are using it. It’s an important and natural link for the community.” Mimico Waterfront Park connects Etobicoke to the Martin Goodman Trail, which stretches east across the city all the way to the Scarborough Bluffs. The park’s public consultation began back in 1999. “I think the new park is a great first step in reclaiming the waterfront for public use,” Ruth Grier, community activist and former environment minister in the Bob Rae NDP government of the 1990s said. “As part of the proposed new

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The second phase of Mimico Waterfront Park opened this month connecting Humber Bay Park and Linear Park.

secondary plan for Mimico, I hope the park can be widened so that it is more than just a path and the conflict that has already been experienced between cyclists and pedestrians can be reduced.” The city contributed $6.5 million, the Ontario government $6.2 million and the Canadian government $5.5 million to the total project. Area city councillor Mark Grimes often boasts of his waterfront ward that includes Mimico as the city’s largely undiscovered “jewel”. Mimico Waterfront Park not only links to the city’s waterfront trail, but to one of south Etobicoke’s newest communities, the Humber Bay Shores condos on Etobicoke’s eastern waterfront, Grimes said. “We’ve seen an explosion of condominiums down there. But with that, come some great parkland that was achieved. We’re not only linking all of Toronto, we have the link

now for Humber Bay Shores to come down here to help with revitalization of our main street (Lake Shore Boulevard West). That’s going to come. They’ll be able to walk here now. There’s some fabulous new restaurants down here. That’s what it’s all about for me.”

hands. Fifteen other property owners signed over their onceexclusive one-metre wide water rights to the TRCA for $3 million. One owner, who lives outside Canada, forced TRCA officials to a so-called ‘hearing of necessity’ concluded in summer 2011 in

I think the new park is a great first step in reclaiming the waterfront for public use.”

Mimico Waterfront Park opens public access to the lake in Mimico, which previously had been prevented by private land ownership. The 1.1-kilometre project had been stymied for years because 171 metres of shoreline known as ‘hazard lands’, and not able to be developed, had remained in private

– Ruth Grier, community activist

the authority’s favour. Challenges surrounding securing those lands resulted in Waterfront Toronto and TRCA creating the western Phase 2 of the park first. That 600 metres began and ended without connecting to the Martin Goodman Trail. Once the ‘hazard lands’ were secured, the final phase was

created, providing the missing link needed to connect east to rest of the city’s waterfront trail. “This is my view,” nearby Marina Del Rey resident Lillian Jewell said, as she pointed to all the yachts in the lake and the million-dollar view of the Toronto skyline. “My late husband and I sat on our eighthfloor balcony and watched it being built. We were already out walking on it. So were a lot of people. We couldn’t wait for it to open.” Waterfront Toronto has worked with TRCA on waterfront parks projects across the city. They created Port Union Waterfront Park in Scarborough which connects to Pickering, are rebuilding Queen’s Quay Boulevard, set to open in spring 2015, George Brown’s waterfront campus opened last fall, Canada Sugar Beach, Sherbourne Common, Water’s Edge Promenade are all new public spaces.

But it is Etobicoke’s west waterfront that local politicians love most. “This is my favourite part of the waterfront. In addition to the beautiful views of the city skyline, you’ve also got this integration of habitat enhancement along with recreational opportunities. It’s really an unique part of the Toronto waterfront,” Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Bernard Trottier said. Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten said she first learned of the importance of lakefront access to residents and their sense of connection to the waterfront when she first ran for office in 1999. “I can’t be more pleased that in the 10 years I’ve been privileged to represent this community, we’ve seen this public space and this public access come to life.”

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Supporters, MP launch campaign to protect Humber River LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com One of Madeleine McDowell’s earliest memories is canoeing on the Humber River alongside her parents as a child, watching the turtles and Great Blue Heron, among many other wildlife that call the heritage waterway home. Aboriginal Peoples frequented the area for 10,000 years, said the local, renowned Humber River historian and naturalist. In fact, McDowell herself was named for a French Canadian settler, Madeleine de Vercheres, a 14-year-old girl deemed a hero for thwarting a raid on Fort Verchères on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River. “I will go anywhere for this river,” McDowell said standing in Etienne Brule Park, alongside the Humber, on Saturday morning, June 8. “I love it. It’s the essence of what this country is.” McDowell joined Parkdale-High Park MP Peggy Nash and ParkdaleHigh Park Councillor Sarah Doucette, with Mike Mattos of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to launch a local campaign to protect the Humber River on the eve of Canada

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Parkdale-High Park MP Peggy Nash launched the ‘Respect Our River’ campaign at the Humber River, Saturday morning, with help from historian and naturalist Madeleine McDowell, Parkdale-High Park Councillor Sarah Doucette and Mike Mattos of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Rivers Day, Sunday, June 9. Nash is encouraging everyone as part of the ‘Respect Our River’ campaign to sign petitions calling on the federal government to adopt Private Member’s Bill C-502, which would ensure that the entire river is protected. The bill

that Nash is working on in collaboration with York-South Weston MP Mike Sullivan, would act to amend the ‘Navigable Waters Protection Act (Humber River).’ “An urban river in Canada’s largest city needs safeguards so that every-

one can enjoy it – whether you are hiking, exploring or canoeing,” said Nash, who will be going door-to-door speaking to her constituents and gathering signatures. Every 25 signatures will be presented in the House of Commons, said Nash. Bill C-105 would reinstate the Humber to the Navigable Waters Protection Act. “We believe it was a mistake that the river was not included,” she said. The act was once considered a model for environmental protection. Introduced in 1882 by the government of Sir John A. Macdonald, it provides a process for interfering with the public’s common law rights to navigation by granting approvals and settling conditions for works on navigable waters. After the Conservatives replaced the law with a newer one, fewer than 2 per cent of Canadian waterways are now protected, said Nash. Recreational fishers, cottagers and eco-tourists are among those who will be impacted by the change. “Once we make people aware, we hope public pressure will have an effect,” she said. “I’m hopeful MPs from all parties can come together on this.”

The Humber River is an important part of many Parkdale-High Park residents, pointed out Doucette. “On summer days, I brought my children here. It means so much to people who want to get out,” she said. “It’s vital, we must protect our river.”

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ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: Clockwise from top left photo, Jacqueline Wong works on her painting of a landscape at Horner Avenue Seniors Centre; Artist/instructor Gordon Roy helps Betty Hermansen with her wood burning at the seniors centre; Evelyne Dreyfus takes a shot on the pool table during a game with fellow member Karen Eqbal; Penny DeCarlo, recreationist at the centre is framed by the art deco staircase in the building; Instructor Denise Lalafarian (left), Diane Conklin, Marg McDougall, and Gloria James participate in a pilates/exercise class at Horner Seniors Centre. The centre sits on the north side of Horner Avenue in a small brick building that was once the payroll office of Brick Booth, a manufacturer of bricks, many years ago. The company donated the land and building to Toronto and is now used by seniors.


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Help police find this week’s Catch 22 suspect This week’s Catch 22 most wanted is 42-year-old Robert John Hawthorne. Hawthorne is wanted by police in south Etobicoke’s 22 Division on a charge of failure to comply with recognizance. Officers are now asking the community for its assistance in finding the accused. Anyone who sees Hawthorne is urged to call 911, while anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 22 Division at 416808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222TIPS (8477), online at

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to meet the critical need to modernize facilities and roll out new classroom spaces for full-day kindergarten. Featuring a “modest” in-year surplus of $713,000, the approved budget was the product of the most extensive community consultation process ever undertaken by the TCDSB. That consultation included an online budget survey translated into eight different languages, two special public meetings and the first-time use of automated computerized telephone messaging to each parent in the board.

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watercolours and oil paintings of artists Gail Backus, Biljana Baker, Gary Duncan, Doug Mays, Doreen Renner and Bill Schwarz. Gallery hours are: Monday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 416-338-7255.

156 Sixth St., is set to host a Lakeshore Village Community Dinner on Friday, June 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to join in and enjoy a fresh, home-cooked meal, live music and good company. Dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. St. Margaret’s is fully accessible. Admission is ‘pay what you can.’

the gatehouse marks wThe15th SEYA artists cause a anniversary Gatehouse will celebrate its w ruckus this weekend 15th anniversary on Tuesday, The South Etobicoke Youth June 25. The anniversary event, which will take place at the Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park Dr., begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the premiere of The Gatehouse’s documentary, entitled “Lifting Silence” at 6 p.m. Event is free. RSVP to donnique@thegatehouse.org For more information, call 416-255-5900 ext. 221 or visit thegatehouse.org get home-cooked meal at st. Margaret’s St. Margaret’s Anglican Church,

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society hosts wThehumane yard sale this weekend Etobicoke Humane Society, 67 Six Point Rd., will host a yard sale on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will feature pet accessories, movies, books, toys, housewares and much more. All proceeds support your local animal shelter.

dementia counselling wEtobicoke at humber heights Ser vices for Seniors hosts a Community Counselling Clinic for people with dementia and their caregivers on

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Assembly (SEYA) presents Ruckus in T.O. 2K13 on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park Dr. SEYA’s talented fashion, dance and spoken word artists will showcase the energy and vitality of what Toronto is all about through the youth lens. Admission is $5 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 416-252-6471 ext. 308.

Friday, June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event, which will take place at The Village of Humber Heights, 2245 Lawrence Ave. W., will provide a safe and confidential space for you to: learn practical strategies to cope with your or a family member’s dementia; plan for the future; and discuss personal circumstances. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call 416-2430127 ext. 271.

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Summer Barbecue Lunch 55+ WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-2313431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $6.50 Celebrate the start of summer with a tasty hamburger or hot dog, delicious dessert and a beverage. After lunch, take part in a game and share some laughs. Toronto Etobicoke Christian Women’s Club Luncheon WHEN: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Canadiana Banquet Hall, 5230 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Joyce, 905278-9003, joyced1931@rogers.com COST: $22 Special Feature: Avon Products with Jodi Binning; Speaker and soloist: Sheila Jackson. Enjoy lunch with three choices. Reservations required. Third Annual Night at the Races WHEN: 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Woodbine Racetrack Trackside Tent, 555 Rexdale Blvd. CONTACT: Madeline Cuadra, 905-472-7373, ext. 6970, mcuadra@msh.on.ca COST: $125 each, corporate tables available Join the Markham Stouffville Hospital Leaders at Woodbine Race track on Wednesday, June 19. Early bird pricing is now available for corporate tables and tickets can now be purchased online at www.mshleaders. ca/events. This event features dinner and cocktails with the thrill of live horse racing, all while supporting Markham Stouffville Hospital.

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Music with MARKUS! WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: The Great Room, Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: 416-234-0121 COST: $5 per person The Kingsway Conservatory of Music presents award-winning children’s entertainer MARKUS in a cushion concert brimming with sweet and snappy songs to delight young children. Limited capacity. Tickets must

looking ahead w Monday, July 1

Canada Day Celebrations at 210 Royal Canadian Legion WHEN: 12 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: Bill Muir, 416-231-2021 COST: Free events, except for barbecue Fun for the whole family. Barbecue, games/prizes, dunk tank, face painting for the children, vendors and DJ music.

be ordered in advance. Insight Series – The Power and the Pleasure of Words WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: Free Insight Series – The Power and the Pleasure of Words. Get excited by the written word. Learn to use words to document your life’s story for the next generation. Free Meal Planning Workshop for seniors WHEN: 2:30 to 4 p.m. WHERE: The Village of Humber Heights, 2245 Lawrence Ave. W. CONTACT: Yvonne Ng, 416-243-0127, yng@esssupportservices.ca COST: Free ESS Support Services is offering a free ‘Meal Planning and Healthy Eating in 30 minutes or less Nutrition Workshop’ for seniors aged 55+. This workshop is an information presentation on how to keep healthy eating simple. Learn tips on how to create quick and healthy meals. Workshop is led by a Registered Dietician and Nutrition Consultant. Public Speaking and Leadership Goodyear Toastmasters WHEN: 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. WHERE: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall CONTACT: Nigel Marsh, www. goodyeartoastmasters.com, vppr@ goodyeartoastmasters.com COST: Free Learn how to develop your public speaking voice and leadership skillls in a friendly and supportive

environment. What’s great about Toastmasters is that you get to learn at your own pace. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation. New Beginnings Support Group WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Tranfiguration of Our Lord Catholic Church, 45 Ludstone Dr. CONTACT: Paula, 416-912-8314 COST: Free We are a faith-based support group for divorced, separated, or widowed people. Misseto Bonsai Club WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Liz Pfister, www.missetobonsai.org, lizpfister@yahoo.com COST: Free The Misseto Bonsai Club meets for its monthly meeting.

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NFB Movies In Celebration of National Aboriginal Day WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Brentwood Library celebrates National Aboriginal Day with two National Film Board of Canada movies: Vistas: Button Blanket and We Were Children. Lakeshore Village Community Dinner

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WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth St. CONTACT: Rev. Mark Gladding, 416259-2659, www.stmargaretsnewtoronto.ca, stmargaretschurch@bellnet. ca COST: pay-what-you-can Enjoy fresh, home-cooked food, live music and good company. Messy Church (Sunday School on Friday) WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Church Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free Potluck gathering for kids and parents. Arts and crafts. Bible story and prayers. No charge, just bring food.

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Elmbank Community Fish Fry Festival and Flea Market WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd. CONTACT: 416-5202116, elmbankadvisorycouncil@ gmail.com COST: Free Event goes rain or shine. Bouncy castle, face painting, carnival games, prizes, 3 on 3 basketball, live mural painting, air brushing, dominoes and more. Market vendors wanted. Tatting Drop-In WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Long Branch Public Library, 3500 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: www. FringeTatters.ca, FringeTatters@ gmail.com COST: Free Tatting is the art of making lace by knotting thread. It can be used to create jewelry, decorations, edgings, bookmarks and much more. Strawberry Tea WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth St. CONTACT: 416-259-2659, stmargaretschurch@bellnet.ca COST: $5 adults, $3 children Attend the church’s annual Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale. Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Church of the Atonement, 256 Sheldon Ave. CONTACT: 416-251-6292 COST: $5 Everyone is invited to this annual event featuring home baking, a gift

basket raffle and delicious strawberry shortcake.

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Strawberry Social WHEN: 12 to 2 p.m. WHERE: Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave. CONTACT: mary.rock@rocketmail.com COST: Adults $5, Children 10 and under $2 Stop by an enjoy a wonderful dessert of strawberries and whipped cream.

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Book Self-Publishing: Production, Marketing, and Distribution WHEN: 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-3945247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Are you a writer? Are you also an aspiring author? This information is for you if you are considering book self-publishing as an alternative to the trade publishing route. In our information session, we will explore all areas that Canadian writers need to consider to successfully self-publish.

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Stonegate Farmers’ Market Opening Day Celebrations WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070, julia. graham@stonegatechc.org COST: Free Join us in welcoming in the start of our 2013 season with local musicians, face painters, a barbecue and market vendors.

get listed! The Etobicoke Guardian wants your community listings. Whether it’s a church knitting group or a music night or a non-profit group’s program for kids, The Guardian wants to know about it so others can attend. Sign up online at insidetoronto.com to submit your events (click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page).


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TUESDAY, JUNE 18 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. Richmond Hill Phoenix (Richmond Green, 1 William F. Bell Parkway 7:30 p.m.)

Martingrove batter K. Woodcock sends one to left in the U18 game against Etobicoke Rangers at Connervale Park on Saturday.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 ◗ Pickering Red Sox vs. Etobicoke Rangers (Connorvale Park, 281 Rimilton Ave., 7:45 p.m.) BANTAM

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 ◗ Royal York Cardinals vs. Aurora Jays (Stewart Burnett park, 1400 Wellington St. E., 7:30 p.m.)

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SUNDAY, JUNE 23 ◗ Bolton Braves vs. Royal York Cardinals (Tom Riley Park, 3216 Bloor St. W., 7:30 p.m.)

Royal York is playing North York 2 in Toronto Baseball Association mosquito action on Monday, June 24 at Rotary Park at 7 p.m.)

MONDAY, JUNE 24 ◗ West Toronto Wildcats vs. Etobicoke Rangers (Carmen Bush Field, 35 Richview Pk., 7 p.m.) MIDGET

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 ◗ Royal York Cardinals vs. Markham Mariners #2 (Miliken Mills 3, 7522 Kennedy Rd., 7 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 ◗ Richmond Hill Phoenix vsl. Martngrove Whitesox (Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd., 6 p.m.) THURSDAY, JUNE 20 ◗ North Toronto Knights vs. Royal York Cardinals (Connorvale Park, 281 Rimilton Ave., 7:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, JUNE 21 ◗ Aurora Jays vs. West Toronto Wildcats 2 (Keelesdale Park, 2801 Eglinton Ave. W., 7:30 p.m.) SATURDAY, JUNE 22 ◗ Scarborough Stingers - AAA vs. Etobicoke Rangers (Connorvale Park, 281 Rimilton Ave., 10:30 a.m.) ◗ Scarborough Stingers - AAA vs. Etobicoke Rangers (Connorvale Park, 281 Rimilton Ave., 1 p.m.)

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 ◗ Royal York Cardinals vs. Vaughan Minor Mosquito (Concord Regional 4, 299 Racco Way, 6:15 p.m.)

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 ◗ North York Blues A vs. Martingrove White Sox (Carmen Bush field, 35 Richview Pk., 6:30 p.m.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 ◗ Martingrove White Sox vs. Richmond Hill Phoenix (David Hamilton park, 7 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 ◗ East York Bulldogs vs. Etobicoke Rangers (Rotary Park, Eleventh St., noon)

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 ◗ Royal York Cardinals vs. Muskoka Hornets (Brackebridge Peake Field, 3 p.m.)

◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. East York Bulldogs (Stan Wadlow Park, 373 Cedarvale Ave., 2 p.m.)

MONDAY, JUNE 24 ◗ Vaughan Peewee 2 vs. Royal York Cardinals (Tom Riley Park, 50 Montgomery Rd., 7 p.m.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 ◗ Martingrove Whitesox vs. North York Blues AA (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.) SUNDAY, JUNE 23 ◗ North Toronto A’s vs. Royal York Cardinals (Connorvale Park, 281 Rimilton Ave., 4:30 p.m.) MOSQUITO

MONDAY, JUNE 24 ◗ North York 2 vs. Royal York (Rotary Park, Eleventh St., 7 p.m.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 ◗ Royal York Cardinals vs. North York Blues AA (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 3:30 p.m.) ONTARIO VARSITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE VARSITY

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 ◗ E t o b i c o ke E a g l e s v s. S a u l t S t e Marie Sabercats (Etobicoke C o l l e g i a t e, 8 6 M o n t g o m e r y R d . , 4 p.m.) JUNIOR

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 ◗ Etobicoke Rangers vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Royal York Cardinals vs. Leaside Leafs (Wanless Park, 250 Wanless Ave., 8:30 a.m.)

MINOR MIDGET

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 ◗ Richmond Hill Phoenix vs. Martingrove Whitesox (Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd., 6 p.m.)

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 ◗ Whitby Chiefs vs. West Toronto Wildcats (High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W., 7:30 p.m.) MINOR PEEWEE

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 ◗ Etobicoke Eagles vs. Halton Cowboys (Etobicoke Collegiate, 86 Montgomery Rd., 2 p.m.) BANTAM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 ◗ Richmond Hill Phoenix vs. Royal York Cardinals (Tom Riley park, 50 Montgomery Rd., 7 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 ◗ Etobicoke Eagles vs. Toronto Thunder (Etobicoke Collegiate, 86 Montgomery Rd., noon)

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TUESDAY, JUNE 18 ◗ Portugal vs. South Africa (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Italy vs. Holland (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Mexico vs. Canada (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Uruguay vs. USA (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Germany (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ England vs. Spain (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.)

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Build Toronto asked to protect Westwood Theatre signage >>>from page 1 Greater Toronto identified the Westwood site as a prime location for a YMCA Centre of Community, which could include a range of programs responding to community needs. On Monday, a YMCA spokesperson confirmed its interest in the site, but stressed YMCA has not yet entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the city on the property. Milczyn said a rec centre would be the catalyst, which would “anchor” other developments on the Kipling AvenueBloor Street West site. “For the population there, really there is no recreation centre. We really need a community centre to serve those in the community not being served. “I think a YMCA would be the best way to achieve it, to offer all those services without the city building or operating it...” Milczyn said, noting the city could be a partner, and possibly operate a city-run day care out of the YMCA.

“I’d like to see a grocery store, other retail, offices, a movie theatre would be great. There can be some residential, but the focus cannot be just a bunch of condo towers. We have enough of those on other sites in the area.” A new grocery store on the Westwood property would be welcome news to area residents, who have lived for years without one after the Food Basics store across the street closed years ago to make room for a new condo building. At the time, that condo developer tried for a year, but could not entice any grocery chain to locate on his building’s ground floor. All grocers wanted bigger stores and 400 parking spaces at-grade, Milczyn said. But times have changed, the councillor said, reporting numerous grocery chains now want to locate on the Westwood lands. “Now virtually every grocery chain has expressed interest,” Milczyn said of the Westwood property. “They’re willing to put their parking underground.

Reconstruction of the Six Points interchange, at Bloor and Dundas streets west and Kipling Avenue, will coincide with the Westwood Theatre Lands redevelopment. “Westwood is one of our key projects. It’s a real opportunity for us to work in conjunction with the road reconstruction to integrate access and servicing in an interconnected way starting with the southwest corner of the property at the Staff file photo/IAN KELSO Kipling subway stop and then The site of the former Westwood Theatres has been identibuilding out from there,” Don fied as a potential prime location for a YMCA Centre of Logie, senior vice-president, Community. development with Build Toronto said Monday in an They say now they don’t need Street West and Kipling interview. to have a 60,000-square-foot Avenue. “We’ll build great pedesstore. I’m very confident we The Westwood site is trian spaces, parks. We hope can get that kind of developto include the YMCA in the adjacent to the Six Points interchange, which was the first phase of development ment on site there.” Some history from the subject of an Environmental and create a mix of residential, Assessment completed in office and retail.” Westwood site will be preserved. 2007. City officials updated Build Toronto retained SNC the community on the interLavalin to conduct environMilczyn said he requested Build Toronto to remove, store change’s detailed design work mental and geotechnical and protect the Westwood and construction plans and investigations on both the Theatre signage for possible timelines Monday night at interchange and the profuture use as a “gateway” feaposed Westwood development St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kanetix brand ads – CAR ture at the corner of Dundas Church. lands.

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William Osler Health System recognized with diversity award The winners of the 2013 Diversity in Governance Awards, which includes the William Osler Health System (Osler), will be recognized tomorrow for their commitment and innovation in creating diverse boards of governance. Osler was awarded by the Maytree Foundation in the public institution category for embracing diversity as a foundation for inclusion and equity and adopting new recruitment practices that have led to 54 per cent of board members representing various ethno-cultural communities. pizza program helps food banks wpizza

Pizza Pizza’s Slices for Devices program has collected more than 2,400 devices as part of its 2013 Earth Month activities held throughout the month of April. The month-long program

clark kim business in brief offered a free slice for every small electronic device that customers drop off in store including those in Etobicoke. The devices, which includes smart phones, cameras, adapters, tablets, iPods and MP3 players, will now be sold to the refurbishing industry with all funds raised donated to Food Banks Canada as part of its Phones for Food program. Each device can generate up to $5. on fraud held at albion library wsession

Join JVS Toronto Employment Source and the Albion library branch to learn more about financial scams that target seniors. The session takes place

Aug. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the library at 1515 Albion Rd. For more information contact 416-394-5170. of trade golf tourney wboard

The Toronto Region Board of Trade’s annual golf tournament is on June 26. Hosted by The Country Club in Woodbridge, the event features an opportunity to connect and network, in addition to enjoying 18 holes of golf. Sign in is at 10 a.m., and the shotgun start is at 11 a.m. Visit www. bot.com/ events to register. The fee for a single player is $300, while a foursome is $1,100.

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ttc train puts it in park for good w1970s The last subway train from a fleet dating back to the 1970s made its final journey in the TTC system last week. The H-5 trains, which were manufactured by Hawker-Siddeley, were characterized by orange and brown seats and yellow interior doors. When it began service in 1977, they were the first subway cars to have air conditioning. At noon hour on June 14, the final H-5 train left Wilson Station on the Yonge-UniversitySpadina line. Finding Bessarion wBessarion station was the

inspiration for a humorous web video released last week. Finding Bessarion focuses on the journey of filmmaker and sketch comedian Jeremy Woodcock to find the mysterious station located on the Sheppard line which is likely the TTC’s leastvisited subway destination. “I am going to Bessarion Station to prove to myself it exists,” says Woodcock

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT during the six-minute long video. He adds, “I have no idea what I am going to see there.” Does Woodcock ever find Bessarion? You’ll have to watch the video at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=6pa6eXErmmw panel seeking members wTTC

The TTC is looking for individuals with engineering and other backgrounds to apply for membership on an expert panel evaluating plans for future subway station exits. Made up of volunteers, the panel, which will meet between the fall of this year and throughout 2014 will work on addressing community concerns with TTC staff as well as assist with developing criteria for future second exits construction. The recruitment effort is part of a massive revamp of the TTC’s public consulta-

tions process which was taken to task in a recently in a scathing report by the city ombudsman, which found the TTC failed to inform the public of its intentions to build secondary exits at Donlands and Greenwood stations. Contact Susan Sperling at susan.sperling@ttc.ca art finalists unveiled wPublic

Finalists for a $200,000 public art project at Union Station celebrating the city’s rich parks history were unveiled recently. The five candidates are the last of 36 vying for the opportunity to create a permanent art installation 21-metres long on a new pedestrian concourse below Front Street in honour of Walks and Garden Trust. The city wants residents to vote for their favourite designs which areposted at https://www.facebook. com/UnionStationTO Rahul Gupta is the Guardian’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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Etobicoke high school athletes bring back OFSAA medals The spring high school sports season wrapped up this month with a number of provincial championships held throughout the province, including tennis and track and field championships. Here’s a quick recap of how Etobicoke schools fared at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships:

◗ TENNIS The provincial high school tennis championships were held at York University’s Rexall Centre June 3 to 5. Athletes compete in either of two levels – ‘open’ for provincial and national level players and ‘high school’ for recreational level players. Each of those two levels, in turn, feature five categories – men’s

and women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles. Here are the highlights for Etobicoke schools: ◗ BOYS DOUBLES (open) Bronze medal game: Stefano Benedetti and Blake Ducharme of Bishop Allen Academy win 8-3 over Mark Jensen and Spencer Grant from Oakville Trafalgar HS.

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Agyepong, Sarafina James, Ashley Boachie and Jacklyn Osadebamwen; • Oben Marfo from Father Henry Carr in senior girls shot put (13.26m); • Malik Ugwuala from Michael Power/St. Joseph Catholic Secondary in junior boys 100m (10.85s); • and Aaron Hector from Father Henry Carr in junior

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◗ TRACK AND FIELD The provincial high school championships were hosted in Oshawa June 6 to 9. Athletes from Etobicoke high schools brought back several gold medals, including: • Father Henry Carr midget girls 4x100m relay team in 49.94 seconds. Team members included Christina Doe, Fey M Enuiyin, Nana

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