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Becel Ride for Heart cyclists will close the DVP and Gardiner Be prepared for traffic headaches Sunday as the annual Becel Ride for Heart takes over the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. The DVP will have full lane closures in both directions from the Gardiner Expressway to

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housed in the village, which will be used as affordable housing and student residences for George Brown College following the Games. The Pan Am Games are set for July 10 to 26, 2015 at various venues throughout Toronto and the GTA and the Parapan Games are set for Aug. 7 to 14. Visit www.toronto2015. org for details.

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LAMP honours dads for good deeds Father’s Day family fest celebrates positive influence dads play in kids’ lives CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com LAMP Community Health Centre is set to host a free Father’s Day Family Festival next month to celebrate the positive influence dads play in their children’s lives. The four-hour, outdoor event will take place outside LAMP, 185 Fifth St., on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring fun for the whole family – including a rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, craft table, a classical car display, a performance by a magician and a barbecue lunch. The whole point of this year’s Second Annual Father’s Day Family Festival, said organizer Brian Russell, is to celebrate families in the context of Father’s Day. “Fathers bring a lot of unique things to their children – dads like to do a lot of activities that really energize their kids. So that kind of anticipation and expectation of playing with dad, especially for young kids, is something that really builds bonds,” he said. “Research is showing that when dads are engaged with their kids, that good things happen developmentally – it affects children’s identity and self-esteem. Children really need to have positive male influences in their lives. Most kids are looking for that and they deserve it.” Putting dads’ fathering skills to the test, last year’s inaugural Father’s Day Family Festival featured a popular Dads Olympics, during which a dozen volunteer fathers stepped up to compete in seven different challenges – from installing a car seat, to hanging laundry, to riding a tricycle, to feeding baby food toa mock baby with a honey-dew head. “It was one of the highlights of last year’s event,” Russell said of the Dads Olympics, noting that the competition will heat back up again at this year’s festival. “We made them do all that crazy stuff and it was all timed. Then there was a winner at the end. It was a lot of fun.” The perk of hosting a laid back, outdoor festival open to everyone, he added, is that it provides an opportunity to spread the word about the integral role dads and father figures play in children’s lives. “The festival is a great opportunity to do public awareness about the importance of fathers, because we’re out in public in front of the LAMP building,” Russell said,

Drivers face stunt-driving charges, cars impounded Police in Etobicoke pulled over and charged two men in stunt-driving related incidents over the weekend. On Saturday, May 25, at 10:07 p.m., a 23 Division officer police witnessed a 2005 Toyota Corolla driving at a high rate of speed on Islington Avenue at Albion Road. A speed-measuring device used by the officer clocked the Corolla at a speed of 102 kilometres/hour in a 50 km/h zone. The 62-year-old Toronto man driving the car was charged with stunt driving (driving at rate of speed 50 km/h or more over speed limit). His licence has been suspended and the vehicle he was driving impounded for seven days. Then on Sunday, May 26 at 12:15 a.m., police saw a 2013 Audi S5 driving at a high rate of speed travelling eastbound on the Gardiner Expressway, just east of Hwy. 427. travelling 157 km/h

Above: Ken Simpson, centre, and Peter Bandas participate in the Dads Olympics during last year's inaugural Father's Day Family Festival at LAMP Community Health Centre. The pair competed in the diaper changing competition, as Eryn Russell looks on. Right,LAMP’s Brian Russell tackles the rock climbing wall at last year’s inaugural Father’s Day event. This year’s event takes place on June 15. Courtesy photos

noting the feedback from last year’s event, which drew more than 200 people, was all positive. “People had a great time, and part of that was because it’s such a low-key event. Everyone can just come out and hang out with their families and other families and get some helpful literature around father involvement. It’s just a fun event.” Admission to the Second Annual Father’s Day Family Festival is free, as are all of the kids’ activities. A nominal fee will be charged for the barbecue lunch.

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The officer clocked the car travelling at 157 km/h in a 100 km/h zone and charged the 27-year-old Brampton man behind the wheel with two counts of racing (one for driving at rate of speed, the other for changing lanes at rate of speed). His licence has been suspended for seven days for stunt driving, while the vehicle he was driving – which did not belong to him – has been impounded for seven days. As a result, police said, the owner of the Audi has lost the use of the vehicle for seven days and is responsible for the impoundment charges of approximately $800. “Any person who lends their vehicle out must realize that, as the registered owner, they are responsible for any monetary charges levied against the vehicle,” police explained in a statement. “This includes charges for the vehicle impoundment due to a stunt-driving charge, a Criminal Code prohibition, or a provincial driver licence suspension.” On September 30, 2007, Bill 203 – the Safer Roads for a Safer Ontario Act – came into effect. This important piece of legislation addresses the issues of speed/stunt driving on Ontario roads, to ensure the safety of all road-users, and remove those who put innocent people at risk with bad driving behavior. – Cynthia Reason

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n today’s newspaper we’ve presented the 11 funding tools Metrolinx was considering as ways to find $34 billion to fund the first part of the Big Move project in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). There’s been plenty of debate about these tools, how transit expansion should be paid for and who will pay. Ultimately, all roads lead to the Province of Ontario when it comes to these questions. Metrolinx, the provincial agency tasked with building and financing the Big Move transit expansion, has recommended four of the 11 revenue tools in a report, which will go to the province and affected municipalities by this Saturday, June 1. You can find which four Metrolinx said no to; which three it listed as supplemental measures; and the four it passed on to the province in our exclusive look here. Other players with a our view stake in the Big Move, including the City of Toronto, CivicAction and the Toronto Region Board of What are Trade, have their own positions you willing on the funding tools; this is also reflected in our report. to accept? The Big Move is a huge project with many spurs of transit growth, and multiple jurisdictions with competing priorities. However, we are all part of the same transit/traffic mess, and it’s hurting our economy right now in long commute times and increased business costs. We’ll all pay the price for not getting the Big Move right. The onus is on taxpayers to understand the situation and its impact. It’s your tax money that will potentially fund transit upgrades. It’s easy to just say no to taxes, but then you have to be able to offer other sources of funding and be part of the solution. We hope our report will let readers better understand some of the ways in which Metrolinx thought the Big Move could be funded, and how those funding tools would work. Take a look at them and then let your local MPP know what you think, and what you would be willing to accept and pay. It is the province that will decide which revenue tools to implement, and right now we have a relatively unstable minority government situation. Hopefully, the importance of better transit will trump politics when making these decisions.

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n the midst of the political apocalypse unfolding here at Toronto City Hall, it’s nice to see that things aren’t collapsing everywhere when it comes to the governance of our city. On Monday, Metrolinx released its preferred revenue tools – yes, also known as fees and taxes – to pay for transit expansion in Toronto and the surrounding communities. The revenue tools preferred are a one per cent hike in the HST, a five-cent-per litre gas tax, a 25 cent commercial parking levy and a 15 per cent increase in development charges. Metrolinx also recommended tolls on HOV lanes, parking fees at transit stations and a land value capture tax as supplemental tools for funding.

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The total cost for the average household would be $477 a year, according to Metrolinx’s calculations. More for big families. All of this was too rich for the broken instrument that Toronto Council had become earlier this month, when it attempted consensus on ways to raise money for transit expansion. The best council could do then was ask for a couple more subways, and tell the provincial government to find the money to pay for it elsewhere. The political appointees that currently make up Metrolinx are, sadly, left to be the grown-ups in a room full of democraticallyelected kindergarteners.

Toronto needs that politically mature guidance right now. The city and the region that surrounds it desperately needs to update and expand its transportation infrastructure. Those families being hit up for $500 to $1,000 a year in new fees will be needing that infrastructure as more families arrive to use the roads and buses and subways of this town. And council? Beset by scandal in the mayor’s office, its members divided along political, regional and grudge lines... In its current state, it’s never been less fit to govern this city. As Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday has pointed out, the business of the city goes on as it collapses. And that’s true, inasmuch as Toronto is 90 per cent a service delivery orga-

nization and as long as it’s financially sound and retains a professional bureaucracy, the city itself will work. But that crucial 10 per cent, which involves moving an agenda forward and crafting policy – looking at the city we’ll have five years from now as opposed to dealing with the one we’ve got – is beyond Toronto. Fortunately, the most crucial policy question of this term – how to fund and build better transportation – has been taken away from Toronto Council and given to an unelected body. Under ordinary circumstances, that would be cause for alarm. These days, it’s a lucky break.

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Elmbank festival to support youth programs A portion of proceeds will go towards buying Wonderland passes to engage youth outside their immediate communities CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com At Elmbank Community Centre’s upcoming Festival and Flea Market, residents will not only have the opportunity to check out a valuable community resource, but also help fundraise towards the centre’s continued programming. The free, rain-or-shine event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, will feature a flea market, music, bouncy castle, face painting, carnival games, prizes, live mural painting and air brushing, 3-on-3 basketball, dominoes, plus a fish fry and barbecue, said Carleen Foster, a resident member of the Elmbank Community Advisory Committee – the group hosting the event. “We want to give back to the community,” she said of

the fundraiser. “I think one of the things we don’t want to see is that the centre be underutilized. Elmbank is not just a community centre, but a place to keep our youth out of trouble.” Jason Cruickshank, a program co-ordinator at Elmbank, said the Community Festival and Flea Market also provides residents with the opportunity to come out, meet their neighbours, and get to know about all the programming available to them at Elmbank. “Most people in this neighbourhood tend to stay home and they don’t necessarily know their neighbours. What we’re trying to create is an atmosphere where people feel comfortable to come out to an event within their community, get to meet their neighbours, and get to meet

myself and our staff,” he said, noting that the festival is open to all. “Come see the building, see what goes on here, ask us questions. That way we’re able to make a deeper connection with the community.”

that people would like to see offered here, come out and let us know. That’s one of the things we’d love to know about,” he added. Proceeds collected from E l m b a n k’s Co m m u n i t y

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Cruickshank said he and his programming staff – including those that run Elmbank’s afterschool and drop-in basketball youth programs – will be on hand to answer questions and listen to suggestions. “And if there are programs

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Festival and Flea Market – which will also include an ODL Domino Tournament from 4 p.m. to midnight – by the centre’s advisory committee will then go towards programming at Elmbank. A portion of this year’s

funds will be directed towards the purchase of Canada’s Wonderland passes for participants of Elmbank’s youth leadership program this summer. summer program The program, which takes on about 15 local teens aged 13 to 15 each summer, sees participants spending six hours a day engaged in activities designed to build their leadership skills – from volunteering at local hospitals and soup kitchens, to touring colleges and universities, to taking time out to read to children at Elmbank’s preschool summer camp. Cruickshank said another goal of the youth leadership program is to introduce its participants to other parts of the city – hence the fundraising towards Wonderland tickets. “One of the issues we have with our youth is, unless it’s around here, they don’t go. They don’t get out to see

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their own city, and that’s the reason why this is so important – it’s not so much about going to Wonderland as it is about teaching them how to get around in their own city,” he said, noting that, in order to take advantage of their Wonderland passes, youth leadership participants will be required to map out their own transit routes to the amusement park. “You’d be surprised at how many kids haven’t been past Woodbine Mall...so (this exercise) translates to more as a life lesson – ‘if you can envision it, you can make it happen.’” The Elmbank Community Festival and Flea Market will take place at Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd. Flea Market vendors are still wanted (new or gently used items only). Cost is $15 per table or two tables for $20. The deadline for registration is June 19.

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First round of gypsy moth spraying complete Continued helicopter spraying to happen in Etobicoke today, tomorrow morning TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com Seven central Etobicoke neighbourhoods received the first of two aerial insecticide sprays at dawn Monday to combat the voracious gypsy moth that threatens the areas’ majestic, mature oak trees. Zimmer Air flew its twinengine helicopter 15 to 30 metres above the tree tops to spray BTK on trees’ leaves. Gypsy moth caterpillars munch on the BTK-laced leaves, then the bacterial agent kills them by attacking the caterpillars’ digestive tract. The gypsy moth is considered a major pest in North America whose caterpillars eat the leaves of trees making them more susceptible to disease and damage from other insects or weather-related factors. After a few days’ delay awaiting ideal weather condi-

tions, the Etobicoke spraying Monday morning was followed by other areas experiencing gypsy moth outbreaks, including Moore Park; Cherry Beach Park, Toronto Island Park and Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, which were aerial sprayed Tuesday morning, despite the rain. “The forecast everyone was looking at, even the helicopter pilot who has access to many weather instruments, called for a 30 per cent chance of rain later in the day Tuesday,” Kristjan Vitols, city supervisor of forest health care said Tuesday morning. “We did get the spray down even though it was less than optimal conditions. But we’ll be following up with a second spraying.” The second aerial spraying in Etobicoke is set for today at dawn, followed by the rest of the city on early Friday morning. The city may cancel spray

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The city will conduct round two of aerial spraying in central Etobicoke today and also again on Friday to combat the gypsy moth infestation.

dates if weather conditions change. Affected residents may check for updates at www. toronto.ca/trees/gypsy-moth. htm or by calling 311. The communities aerial sprayed in Etobicoke are: Princess Margaret Boulevard and Ashford Drive; Royal York Road and Bloor Street West; Thorncrest Road and Thornbury Crescent;

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The recommended revenue tools are increasing the HST in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by one per cent; hiking development charges to 15 per cent; imposing a five cent gas tax; and requiring commercial parking lot operators to pay a fee of 25 cents per space. The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, which has long called for revenue tools to fund a regional strategy urged the province to accept Metrolinx’s recommendations. “It’s been decades in the waiting, and the time has come for governments to invest in a dramatically better way to move people

and goods across the Toronto region,” said group chair John Tory in a statement. “Let’s make our dream of a connected regional transportation network a reality.” The Pembina Institute also reacted positively to the report.

We urge the provincial government to move quickly in advancing the report to the public through planned consultations. – Carol Wilding, Toronto Region Board of Trade president

“We are particularly happy to see that Metrolinx’s proposal includes a mobility tax credit to address income equity, and also a dedicated transportation trust fund to ensure that new revenues go exclusively to the Big Move,” said the environmental research group’s Ontario director Cherise Burda. The Toronto Region Board of Trade, which made its own revenue tool recommendations earlier in the year, said the province should be quick to adopt the recommendations. “We urge the provincial government to move quickly in advancing the report to the public through planned consultations. We will be looking for a clear timetable to legislatively approve a final investment strategy by the fall,” said board president Carol Wilding. TTC chair response TTC chair Karen Stintz, who attended the release of the Metrolinx report at Toronto Reference Library on Monday, said she sup-

ported three of the recommended revenue tools but was concerned by the impact of a parking levy on Toronto region business owners. “Adding the fourth tool of a parking tax will tip the scales of simply taking too much from our economy,” said Stintz in a statement posted on her personal blog. “It is also the least attractive of the proposed tools because it will have a negative impact on small business in the suburbs and the shopping malls outside the city core.” Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, who also attended the release of the report, said she approved of the findings and urged Premier Wynne to act on them. “We as mayors can speak about the measures, but right now as I see the situation at Queen’s Park, it’s going to be very difficult to get support. The premier has to speak up,” said McCallion. transportation critic But the transportation critic for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives said there was no way his party would endorse any new taxes and fees. “The people of this province need to decide between new taxes or more efficient, accountable and transparent government. I believe they will opt for the latter,” said Frank Klees. In a statement, Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray said the province would evaluate Metrolinx’s recommendations and consider other forms of transit funding before bringing in legislation. No timetable was given.

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special report: big move, big money The following are 11 proposals considered by Metrolinx to help fund regional transit expansion as well as views of the organizations that have weighed in on the recommendations. By Rahul Gupta

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PARKING SPACE LEVY

ing space would net $350 million per year.

How it works: Per space levy charged daily to operators of paid and unpaid commercial parking lots as well as at transit stations. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A daily charge of $0.25 per park-

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EMPLOYER PAYROLL TAX How it works: Regular deduction paid by Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) employers each pay period in form of flat tax or a percentage of total gross salaries. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: 0.5 per cent tax would raise between $630-$730 million. Pros for implementation: w High revenue potential and minimal implementation costs. Cons against implementation: w Could discourage job creation. w Doesn’t impact congestion.

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FUEL TAX

Pros for implementation: w Stable long-term funding since parking spots are unlikely to be removed over time. w Easy to implement. w Encourages smarter land-use planning.

Examples where it is used: Oregon raised over $200 million in 2010 for the Portland area TriMet transit service through an estimated 0.69 per cent payroll tax. Also used in New York City and Paris, France.

CivicAction Toronto Region Board of Trade Toronto Council

How it works: Regional consumption surcharge in the form of a flat tax for every litre of gas purchased or as a percentage of the base price. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: Five cent per litre tax would raise up to $330 million per year.

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HIGH OCCUPANCY TOLL (HOT) LANE How it works: Low occupancy drivers pay a user fee to access High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV ) lanes normally reserved for vehicles transporting three or more people. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A toll of 30 cents per kilometre would bring in anywhere from $25-45 million by 2014 and up to $250 million after 2017 if additional HOT lanes are constructed on the 400 series highways as planned.

LAND VALUE CAPTURE (LVC) How it works: Fee charged to property owners, including developers and home buyers, to capture a property value increase resulting from proximity to a public transit connection or project.

Examples where it is used: HOT lanes exist or are planned in just about every U.S. state dating back to the 1970s.

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Cons against implementation: w Low annual revenue potential. w Administration costs unclear due to a lack of details on how it would work. w Unpopular among vast majority of polled residents.

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Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: LVC fees could produce $20 million in dedicated revenue, though the cost of implementation is unclear at the moment.

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Pros for implementation: w Can capture property value increases from public and privately held land.

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Cons against implementation: w Could significantly increase costs for transporting goods and services resulting in higher prices for con-

Cons against implementation: w Capital construction costs required to convert existing HOV lanes to allow for tolling. w Potentially unaffordable for lower-income drivers.

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Examples where it is used: Widely used in places like Vancouver, Montreal, parts of Europe and Australia.

Pros for implementation: w Encourages less fuel consumption over time. w Reduces total car trips and improves travel times over the long-term. w Minimal administrative costs since taxing mechanism already in place.

Pros for implementation: w Voluntary usage which means many road users would not have to pay more.

UNDER CONSIDERATION

Cons against implementation: w Lot owners can transfer the cost of the levy to users. w Unlikely to improve traffic congestion. w Levy would be enforced even if the spot remains empty during peak hours.

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sumers. Examples where it is used: Vancouver’s TransLink receives around $120 million yearly through a 17 cents per litre fuel surcharge. Maryland’s Democratic governor Martin O’Malley recently signed off on a $650 million investment in public transit paid for by the state’s gas tax.

REGIONAL SALES TAX How it works: Percentage increase within GTHA of existing tax rate to fund transit projects. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A one per cent increase would generate around $1.3 billion for the region and over $500 million to Toronto. Pros for implementation: w High revenue potential with capacity to rise as economy grows. w Can be adopted quickly.

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Cons against implementation: w Unpopular with polled residents who feel they’re over-taxed; would cost average Toronto household an estimated $600 more per year. w Would affect low-income residents more adversely. Examples where it is used: Los Angeles County’s Measure R instituted a 0.5 per cent tax increase over 30 years to build subways.

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HIGHWAY TOLL How it works: Same as HOV tolling, with exception everyone must pay for lane

usage, usually based on a fee per kilometre. Would be implemented on all 400 series highways and major roadways.

since all road users would have to pay. w Could reduce traffic congestion, especially if there are alternative modes of travel.

Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A toll of 10 cents per kilometre could generate up to $1.5 billion by 2021 without taking into account construction costs.

Cons against implementation: w Significant capital and administrative costs required. w Would encourage people to live closer to urban areas, which would be a disadvantage for suburban employment.

Pros for implementation: w Major long-term revenue potential

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TRANSIT FARES INCREASE How it works: Raising fares of all GTHA transit agencies including the TTC to raise money for transit construction. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A 15 cent raise would raise around $50 million.

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Pros for implementation: w Would make transit riders solely responsible for funding expansion since they would likely benefit the most. Cons against implementation: w A fare hike would negatively affect ridership and prompt many to

DEVELOPMENT CHARGE

Examples where it is used: Like HOV lanes, tolled highways are used

return to their cars. w Low revenue potential that could be better used for operation of existing service. w Fare hike would have to be uniform across GTHA. For the TTC, the least subsidized transit provider in North America, that would mean even more reliance on the farebox. w Would adversely affect fixedincome riders like seniors.

charges are already collected by municipalities. w Could encourage “smart” development by offering incentives for building near existing transit.

Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: 15 per cent increase across the GTHA would generate $100 million/year.

Cons against implementation: w May require a legislative amendment to provincial Development Charges Act. w Developers would likely pass cost onto home buyers.

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How it works: An incremental increase tied to transit funding of existing property tax rates for residents and organizations. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: Raising current rates by just over five per cent could yield in 2014 anywhere from $480-670 million in dedicated revenue. Pros for implementation: w Easy to implement as tax collection mechanism is already used by every municipality and the province.

w Stable, long-term growth prospects. Cons against implementation: w Municipalities already rely on property tax revenues to fund many services. w Regressive nature of property tax would disproportionately affect lowincome home owners and renters. w Residents would object to doubledipping by province which already uses property taxes to pay for education costs. Examples where it is used: Vancouver’s TransLink and London, Ont. have funded transit projects through property tax hikes.

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VEHICLE KILOMETRES TRAVELLED (VKT) FEE

How it works: All vehicles in a designated area would have to pay a charge for every kilometre travelled. Distance would be measured via GPS devices installed in cars or odometer readings. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: Charging three cents per kilometre would net for transit construction around $1.6 billion. Pros for implementation: w Extremely high revenue potential with the ability to rise significantly in the longterm. w Would reduce congestion and impact driver behaviour especially if different pricing rates are adopted to account for peak travel times. Cons against implementation:

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Examples where it is used: The city of Toronto used surplus fare revenues collected during the Second World War to pay for its first subway line, Yonge, which opened in 1954.

How it works: One-time charge on real estate developers levied by municipalities to recover public capital costs from the private sector.

Pros for implementation: w Easy to implement as development

PROPERTY TAX

worldwide to fund transit and road infrastructure. Locally, Hwy. 407, which is leased by a private consortium, has charged tolls per kilometre travelled since its inception in 1997.

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Examples where it is used: Used to fund part of city’s share of Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension and Sheppard-Yonge subway construction.

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w Expensive to implement w Legislative changes would be required from both the province and municipalities to allow for VKT tolls w Drivers would have to assume entire costs even though they may not necessarily benefit from better public transit. Examples where it is used: Denmark and the Netherlands have plans to impose a VKT fee within the next three years. New Zealand motorists also pay a set charge for every 1,000 kilometres travelled.

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Sources: KPMG/AECOM funding tool profiles report for Metrolinx; Toronto Region Board of Trade, City of Toronto, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Pembina Institute, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Fraser Institute)

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Committee agrees with mayor’s proposal to examine cutting number of councillors DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Mayor Rob Ford’s Executive Committee has voted to look at reducing the number of councillors at the same time as consultants review new ward boundaries. The committee supported an amendment by the mayor – a move that takes Ford a step closer to fulfilling a 2010 election promise to cut Toronto council in half, or nearly so. At the meeting, Ford made a passionate case for ignoring city legal advice to allow the ward boundary review to go forward without preconceived direction from politicians. And if council continues with the practice of dividing ridings in two to create city wards, that would increase the number of wards from 44 to 50. “Are we going to go to 50 wards? At the rate we’re going we’re going to have 50 councillors – and you see the problems we have with 44 councillors,” Ford said. Councillors on the committee voted for the recommendations, but some worried the move would simply invalidate the process. Boundary changes can be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. “The actual evidence is that if you jump on that bandwagon you’re going to wind up wasting money. We should do this right, be

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evening.” Previous traditional town halls where hospital officials physically gather with residents drew more questions about EGH specifically, Anderson noted. Harjot Ghuman-Matharu moderated Monday night’s telephone town hall. She is the co-host of a daily radio show on Fulkari Radio CJMR 1320

AM, a Punjabi radio station in Toronto. The initial telephone town hall in December communicated, in part, the message to residents that the hospital ER can be the best choice in a medical crisis after a call to 911, but that not every ailment requires medical attention at a hospital ER. “We re-emphasized in this

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Etobicoke defenceman named best in Canada NORM NELSON nnelson@insidetoronto.com Picking up the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s first national defenceman of the year award earlier this month proved to be some conso-

lation for south Etobicoke resident Patrick McCarron who will turn 19 in August. A few days earlier, his St. Michael’s Buzzer’s hockey squad, playoff champions of their 22-team provincial junior A hockey league, had

watched their best season end just one game short of a trip to the RBC Cup national championships. St. Mike’s, in North Bay on May 4, lost the championship game of the Dudley-Hewitt Cup – basically the central

Canada junior A championship tournament – 4-3 to the Minnesota Wild in overtime. It was McCarron’s last game for his junior team of which he was the captain this year: after three years, he is slated to head south of the border next season on a U.S. college scholarship, suiting up for Cornell in New York State. He also attended high school at St. Mike’s, graduating last year. His family lives in Etobicoke in the Humber Valley Village area, and he got an exciting start to his hockey career in the Humber Valley Hockey Association with the Humber Valley Sharks atom AA team he played for winning both the prestigious Silver Stick tournament and then the Ontario Hockey Federation provincial championship. The next year, for his minor peewee year, he stepped up to triple-A hockey with the Toronto Marlies.

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Etobicoke resident Patrick McCarron, seen here celebrating the Ontario provincial Jr A championship with his St. Michael’s Buzzers team, was named defenceman of the year by the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

A few days after the tough overtime loss, he was named as top defenceman in the country by the umbrella Canadian Junior Hockey League, comprised of the

10 Tier 2 regional junior A hockey leagues across Canada (some of which have U.S. clubs). While Tier 2 junior A hockey is sometimes viewed as a second tier behind major junior, it does include players, like McCarron, who could play major junior, but choose not to so as not to lose their eligibility to play U.S. college hockey (and the accompanying scholarship that often goes with it). McCarron picked up similar honours as top defenceman in the Ontario Junior Hockey League where he was the top scoring defenceman during the regular season with 58 points (9 goals, 49 assists) in 52 games. McCarron didn’t have to wait too long to receive congratulations from the team owner and president: his father, Mike McCarron, has owned the team since 2003.

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St. W. CONTACT: 416-394-8113, montinn@toronto.com COST: Free Featuring local and organic produce, meat, cheese, preserves, baked goods and fresh-baked bread from the museum’s oven. Preschool Storytime WHEN: 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library,

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850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210, ggrochot@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Stories, songs and rhymes for children three to five years of age and their caregivers. Bridge 55+ WHEN: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: 50 cents per day Join this small friendly group for a casual game of bridge. Knitting, Quilting, Sewing & Crocheting 55+ WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968

Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-2313431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: Free This weekly group gathers to make a variety of items for the centre’s craft sales while socilaizing and sharing.

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Bunka Japanese Embroidery 55+ WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $38 for 10-week program Try a new craft experience. Bunka is a Japanese form of punch embroidery and uses a thread called ‘kayo’. Creative Crafts 55+ WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-2313431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: Free Create a variety of unique, beautiful and interesting crafts during this weekly program. Babytime WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210, ggrochot@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers.

Bid Euchre 55+ WHEN: 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $1.50 per day This popular game is played every Thursday afternoon. Six-Handed Euchre WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: 416-2526822 COST: $2 for members/ $3 for non-members Play six-handed euchre run by Laura Latham every Thursday evening. No partner necessary.

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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How to Select Your Home Improvement Contractor The Certified Contractors Network (CCN) is an independent, North American organization focused on increasing the professionalism in the contacting industry, as well educating home owners on how to select a professional contractor. CCN states that “the critical factor in a successful contracting project is selecting the right contractor”. With the multitude of home renovation shows now on television, home owners are learning that not all renovations go as they had hoped. Most dissatisfied construction project victims limit their investigation focus to “How much will it cost?” even though studies clearly show that most dissatisfaction involves the lower bid contractors.

risk before the project even starts. The CCN suggests selecting a contractor that can show you in writing all of the following criteria: • Has a permanent place of business and is licensed. • Has a minimum of $2,000,000 in liability insurance and complete worker’s compensation coverage (WSIB). Homeowners may be liable for uninsured contractors. • Staff are trained and certified by the manufacturer. • Installs products according to all of the manufacturer’s specifications to validate the product warranty.

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Yonge-Dundas Square has come a long way in 10 years JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com While it was the cause of much criticism and controversy in its early days,

Yonge-Dundas Square has become a popular destination in the downtown core. First built as the cornerstone of a regeneration project for the down-

town Yonge area, the square officially turns 10 years old tomorrow and its full slate of events throughout the summer demonstrates how it has grown.

“It’s fair to say that when the square first opened 10 years ago, the immediate response from the media and the community wasn’t enthusiastic,” said Taylor Raths, gen-

eral manager of the Yonge-Dundas Square management board. He recalled one early review of the square calling it “the world’s biggest frying pan” because of its flat black surface and acknowledged nearby residents decried it because it did not contain green space. “The city built the square and handed it off to a newly formed board of management, but there wasn’t a business model in place,” Raths said. “We’re different than other civic squares in the city like Mel Lastman Square, Nathan Phillips or David Pecaut Square because all those other civic squares are attached to government buildings.” That difference meant the city insisted Yonge-Dundas Square become financially self-sufficient, an obvious challenge for a locale designed to offer community space and a venue for free events. city contribution The city contributed some $400,000 to the square’s operation this year, one-fifth of its $2 million operating budget. The shortfall is made up through funds from presenting sponsor Virgin Mobile Canada, agreements with the private sector and permit and cost recovery fees from those holding events in the space. “We offer charitable discounts and have a community use policy, so non-profits and those organizing events ad hoc can apply to use the square once a year and just pay what it costs us to have the event there for things like maintenance and security,” Raths said. The square is a common destination for festivals and events celebrating different cultures, free concerts, movie screenings and promotional events for companies, the latter of whom pay for the prime space at the busy intersection. The square remains vacant by design on Mondays both to give the public a chance to use the space and its splash pad and to give YongeDundas Square management a break from the 300 or so events held there a year. For a full listing of this summer’s events at Yonge-Dundas Square, visit www.ydsquare.ca

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818-3421

416

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38 BROUGHAM CRES. Curb Appeal On A Quiet Crescent. This 416 3 Bedroom Bungalow Boasts An Updated Eat In Kitchen With www.asgoodasSOLD.ca French Door To Side Yard. Hardwood Under Broadloom, Large Picture Windows For Loads Of Natural Light In Living/Dining Areas. Walk Out From Basement To Rear Yard. Above Ground Windows In Basement Too. Walk To Schools, TTC, Shops, Parks & Miles Of Etobicoke Trails. Minutes To Airport & Downtown. Royal LePage West Realty Group, Brokerage Just Add Your Personal Touches! Call me @416 818-3421

THE HOME YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR-THE LOT YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF! Exceptional Home on massive 170 foot private treed lot nestled in most prestigious pocket of Glen Agar! Walk to St Gregory’s and Rosethorn! Sun-filled and ultra spacious; open concept kitchen, hardwood floors, 3 large bedrooms, professionally renovated lower level with wood burning fireplace, 4th Bedroom and 2nd Bathroom! Extensive list of upgrades and improvements! Come see for yourself! View photos of this beautiful home at: http://www.Obeo.com/792028

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Fabulous detached 3 bedroom 2 storey with family room, addition, gleaming hardwood floor, renovated kitchen Re/Max West Realty fireplace, finished basement walk out to deck and enclosed Inc., Brokerage back yard, just steps to the lake, transit, & only minutes to Independently Owned and Operated downtown Toronto must be seen only $499,900!!

416

WALK TO SUBWAY!!

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home! Fabulous 50’ x 151’ lot, in high demand Bloor/ Shaver area. Gorgeous renovated 3bdrm home, gleaming hardwood floors, renovated bathrooms, granite countertop, Re/Max West Realty French doors, fireplace, large living & dining rooms, Inc., Brokerage updated windows, in-ground sprinkler system, patio & Independently Owned and Operated many extras for only $699,900!!

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THORNCREST VILLAGE Stunning 3595 sq. ft. (+ basement) 3 bed 4 bath home features a sunken living room, formal dining room, renovated eat-in kitchen, office/library, and impressive great room overlooking the pool and private backyard oasis of this 62 by 188 property. King-sized master with vaulted ceiling & walkin closet. All bedrooms with full ensuite baths. Surrounded by excellent schools (Richview). Join Thorncrest community for sports & social activities! A must see at $1,049,000.

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ASHBURY VICTORIA

Custom built Classic Victorian inspired all brick 4 bdrm homes in south Etobicoke. Incredible imported high end finishes thru-out, state of the art automation system. Definitely a must see located just minutes to the airport or downtown Toronto!! Sold For Top $$$!!

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Huge Oakdale Village home, across from park & play ground, approx. 4530 sq ft, high ceilings, large fenced pie shaped lot, gleaming ceramic & hardwood flrs, family size kitchen, granite countertops, Spacious open concept living & dining rm, fabulous family rm w/fireplace, 5wshrms, double garage & drive plus many extras for $799,900!!

Spectacular custom executive 3+1bdrm 2 storey, brick & stone exterior, opulent open concept layout, high coffered ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, magnificent gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, marble countertop, breakfast bar, & fireplace. Magnificent master bdrm, ensuite w/ soaker tub, glass shower + spa, W/I closet, & sitting area, Sept. entrance to finished bsmnt in-law suite!! Sold For Top $$$!!

WALK TO SUBWAY!!

ISLINGTON/ LANGSTAFF 276’ FRONTAGE!! Detached bungalow on approx. 1 acre lot, backing onto the Humber River, fabulous opportunity, Unique property, great location, close to all conveniences, super value for only $699,900!!

Located in sought after Cooksville (Port Credit) area. Open concept living and dining room, walk out to large balcony, finished walkout basement, 2nd kitchen. Ideal for entertaining or In-law suite, situated on premium 140ft deep lot, double garage, only $619,900!!

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High demand location on a 148’ deep lot, detached 3+1 bedroom bungalow in Woodbridge, Modern kitchen, new windows, updated roof, garage access door, separate side entrance to finished basement ideal for entertaining or possible In-law suite. Fabulous nieghbourhood!! Sold in 1 WK for 100% of Asking!!

HER ANOTLD SO 93’ FRONTAGE!! Premium lot in the Keele / Lawrence area, detached 3bdrm bungalow, garage, private drive, large backyard, separate entrance to finished basement, fabulous neighborhood!! Sold Fast For Top $$$!!

FABULOUS QUIET COURT LOCATION!!

Detached 4+2 bdrm executive 2 storey gem, premium pie shaped lot, thousands spent on upgrades, circular stairs, new windows, large deck, separate entrance to gorgeous finished basement with second kitchen, ideal for entertaining or an in-law suite, must be seen for only $599,900!!

50’ X 150’ LOT!!

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HER ANOTLD SO BROWNSLINE & EVANS!!

Wonderful fully renovated 3+1bdrm 2 Storey, large private fenced lot, fabulous south Etobicoke location next to Sherway Gardens. Gourmet kitchen, marble floors, s.s. appliances, separate entrance to finished basement, great potential for in-law suite, large double drive with detached garage, crown moulding, skylight, pot lights. Sold For Top $$!!

DESIRABLE MIMICO!!

Fabulous detached 3 bedroom 2 storey with family room, addition, gleaming hardwood floor, renovated kitchen fireplace, finished basement walk out to deck and enclosed back yard, just steps to the lake, transit, & only minutes to downtown Toronto must be seen only $499,900!!

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IMMACULATE MIMICO 2 STOREY!! Detached 3 bedroom with large addition in the heart of Lakeshore Village, open concept living & Dining rooms, main floor family room. Finished basement thousands spent on upgrades, garage, concrete drive, 2 storey work shop/ studio at back, close to water front trails, park, school and much more for only $449,900!!

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HER ANOTLD SO STEPS TO THE LAKE!! Fabulous opportunity to build your dream home on 33’ x 123’ lot, close to amenities, shops, school, and all conveniences. House on the property needs extensive work, being sold as is!! Sold in 1 WK for 113% of Asking!!

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Great Retail space with large basement & lovely 2 bedroom apt. upstairs, fabulous Alderwood location near Sherway Gardens, same owner last 30 years, living upstairs & running a Custom Upholstery shop, can be turned into Hair Saloon, Accountant or Lawyers office, ect. 4 car parking ( 2 in front 2 in back), updated roof, windows, plumbing & electrical. Apartment has Skylight, Jacuzzi tub & walk-out to large deck must be seen for only $359,000

LUXURY 1 SHERWAY!!

Conveniently located across from Sherway Gardens, 2bdrm, 2full washrooms, gorgeous corner suite, fabulous views, gleaming hardwood floors, open concept living and dining rm, W/O to Balcony, resort style amenities, 24hr concierge, and many extras just minutes to downtown Toronto and Airport for only $329,900!!

LIVE STEPS TO YORKVILLE!!

Fabulous boutique building on quiet cul de sac in the center of it all, close to Bay and Bloor and Church Street Village. Come home to one bedroom condo, open concept living and dining room, hardwood floors, walkout to large balcony, rooftop terrace and party room with BBQ, underground parking and large locker included only $319,900!!

SPACIOUS DETACHED 3 BEDROOM!!

Wonderful Orangeville brick home with large garage in great neighborhood. Original owners, well laid out 1800sqft model, second level family room with gas fireplace. Family size kitchen, large combined living and dining room, hardwood floors throughout, huge master with 4 piece ensuite and walk-in closet. Many extras only $319,900!!

HER ANOTLD SO KEELE & McNAUGHTON!!

Gorgeous Maple Condo completely upgraded through out, fabulous gourmet kitchen with granite countertop, top of the line s. s. appliances, spacious living and dining rm, gleaming hardwood floors, large master bedroom with ensuite and W/I closet, ensuite laundry, great amenities and many extras included, located close to all conveniences for only $309,900!!

STUNNING MARKLAND WOOD CONDO!! Totally renovated showpiece, large 1475 sq ft, 3bdrm suite, gorgeous south views, new custom gourmet kitchen, Quartz counters, S.S. Appl., Travertine Floors, new washrooms gleaming hardwood thru-out, beautiful natural stone finish on walls, must be seen, many extras included, great building and location for $309,000!!

SIMPLY STUNNING!!

Renovated 3bdrm 2stry freehold co-op, open concept living and dining room, gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful modern kitchen, finished basement, two full baths, great location close to all conveniences for only $299,900!!

THE TIDES AT MYSTIC POINTE!!

Amazing opportunity, 2 bedroom suite split bedroom plan, 10’ ceilings, huge balcony 2 w/o, fabulous amenities include concierge, gym, aerobics, squash, sauna and outdoor pool, steps to lake, waterfront trails, and all conveniences, just minutes to downtown Toronto. Live the life for only $299,900!!

HER ANOTLD SO STEPS TO YORK UNIVERSITY!! Fabulous 2+1bedroom 3 storey townhome, with walk out to balcony, open concept living and dining room, master bedroom with ensuite, high demand York University Village. New subway line to be built, great investment only $245,000!!

HER ANOTLD SO

WATERFRONT CONDO!!

Luxury living, 1 bedroom suite, walking distance to lake, steps to park, Bistros, trails, transit and only minutes to downtown Toronto. Modern Kitchen, granite countertop, breakfast bar, open concept living and dining room, 2 walk-outs to large balcony.

Sold Fast for Top $$$!!

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SUPER VALUE!

Detached bungalow on premium 50ft lot, renovated Kitchen with centre island, renovated bathroom with soaker tub, separate shower, open concept living and dining room and walk out to large back yard, potential for in-law suite!! Sold in 1 WK for 122% of Asking!!

CENTRAL ETOBICOKE OPPORTUNITY!!

Fabulous 2storey condo townhouse, 3+1bdrm, 3wshrms, very well maintained and updated property, great location close to all conveniences, parking spot, and many extras included, terrace/ patio, large master bdrm with ensuite, and much more for only $244,900!!

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FABULOUS LA ROSE CONDO!!

Fantastic Royal York & Eglinton location, spacious open concept living and dining rm, eat-in kitchen, w/o to balcony, hardwood floors thru-out, large master bedroom, plenty of storage space, incredibly low maintenance fees, and many extras for only 169,900!!

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401 & WESTON!!

1 bedroom converted to spacious studio apartment! High ceilings, large balcony, parking and locker included, close to all amenities, transit and easy access to highway. Why pay rent when you can live for less or use as an investment property. Sold Fast For Top $$$!!

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1296 KIPLING AVE This spacious and inviting three-bedroom bungalow has been fully remodelled. Open concept living and dining room, open concept kitchen with breakfast bar and Stainless Steel appliances. Newer HVAC. Elaborate moldings and baseboard throughout, fireplace, newer hardwood flooring and walk out to a beautifully finished back covered porch with 3 skylights and patio stones. Impeccable attention to detail and un-compromised quality make this bungalow a place to call home. $747,000.

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85 ASTORIA AVE Absolutely Stunning Completely Renovated Top to Bottom the Finest Materials & Craftsmanship. Spacious Sunlit Open Concept Living Areas Great for Entertaining Enjoy Breathtaking Views from your Front Picture Windows., Rich Hardwood Floors Throughout Crown Mouldings’, Custom Modern Kitchen with Built in Expensive Appliances Pantry and Quartx Countertop W/O To Deck and Secluded Backyard, Beautiful Spa Bathrooms Magnificent Master Bedroom with Cathedral Ceilings Wall To Wall Mirror Closet Skylight Overlooks Pond and Ravine 2nd storey Balcony, French Doors 2-Car Parking, Perfect Urban Condo Alternative Ideal For Young Professionals in an up an coming Toronto Location minutes to Bloor West Village Great Restaurants Shops and Subway. MLS W2636608. View www.85astoria.com

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DESIRABLE STREET IN RICHMOND GARDENS 38 SHEFFLEY CRES. This Spacious 4 Bedroom Sidesplit Features an Updated Eat-In Kitchen with Custom Backsplash and Pot Lights, a Huge Combined Living & Dining Room Area with Crown Moulding and Fireplace, Generous Sized Master Bedroom with Double Closet and 3 Piece Ensuite, and Large Recreation Room in Basement with Gas Fireplace & Custom Wet Bar. Located in Sought After Richview C.I School District & Some of Etobicoke’s Best Schools. Minutes to Transit, Shopping, Highway, Library, and Airport. CHRIS STURINO Broker 416 233-6276 www.sturinorealty.com Royal LePage West Realty Group, Brokerage

Zoie Tassone 416-675-5115

Independently Owned & Operated

A “WEST-DEANE” DREAM

35 WARESIDE DRIVE • SUN. OPEN HOUSE 2-4

First ad! The perfect blend of traditional features and modern upgrades! This lovely family home offers 3+1 bedrooms, well-designed renovated kitchen with built-in appliances, gleaming hardwood floors, completely finished lower level with huge recroom +den. Surrounded by mature landscaped perennial gardens! Superb value, won’t last! Call Sylvia for details. $558,800

Spacious, bright, renovated 4-level family home with 4 bedrooms, 2 complete baths, main floor family room with walk-out to mature hedged yard & deck. Huge “white” kitchen with granite countertops, gas cooktop, built-in SS appliances, centre island and classic finishes. Lower level recroom offers a cosy retreat for entertainment and family gatherings. Loads of upgrades and extras! Come to view this weekend! $688,000

SYLVIA DEMETER SALES REPRESENTATIVE

SYLVIA DEMETER SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Re/Max Professionals Inc., Brokerage

Re/Max Professionals Inc., Brokerage

BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL BACKSPLIT

416-232-9000

416-232-9000

Bateman

www.tdotrealestate.com

OPEN HOUSE SAT JUNE 1ST & SUN 2ND 2-4PM 25 HERNE HILL

Sales Representative

ATTENTION RENOVATORS AND BUILDERS OR BUYERS WHO WANT A SOLID HOME ON A GREAT STREET

Office (705)

722-7100

Senior Real Estate Specialist

Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

Visit my website and read my blogs at www.marybateman.com

HOME

Anthony Martino

Majestic Georgian Style Home in original condition, clean with modern paint, 60’9” ft frontage, 132’10” depth on one side, 157’8” on other, 58’10”width at back. Hardwood floors, Separate living rm and dining room, cent air, gas heat, crown moulding High demand Etobicoke Chestnut Hills neighbourhood. Won’t Last!! $1,149,000.00 Directions - Islington Ave to Chestnut Hill Pkwy to Herne Hill (north of Bloor) CONSUMER FEATURE

The best residence in the West End Lanterra Developments’Riverhouse at the Old Mill sales centre and model suite turn Riverhouse dream into reality The feeling when turning off Bloor Street West onto the historic Old Mill Road is best described as “country in the city”. The quiet, tree-lined drive leads to the exquisite Riverhouse at the Old Mill where Lanterra Developments have proudly opened the doors to their new Sales Centre. “Riverhouse stands out from the other condominium developments as a result of its beautiful surroundings coupled with the prime location,” says Mark Mandelbaum, co-founder and chairman of Lanterra Developments. Riverhouse at the Old Mill is a breathtaking masterpiece carefully constructed to appeal to the luxurious tastes of buyers looking to live a relaxing lifestyle just outside the hub of Toronto. This luxurious 11-storey residence boasts 101 units ranging from $514,000 to $1,767,900. Buyers can opt for a roomy 675 square feet, up to an expansive 2,152 square feet. Suites range from one-bedroom-with study, one-bedroom-with den, onebedroom-with media, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-with den and three-bedroom.

Suites at Riverhouse will boast engineered hardwood flooring in all principal rooms, individually controlled heat pump heating and cooling systems, in-suite smoke and heat detectors monitored by 24-hour concierge, 9’ ceilings for floors Ground to 9th, and 10’ceilings for the penthouse floors on the 10th and 11th levels. The impressive Riverhouse kitchens will have residents eating in every night of the week. The features include a choice of engineered hardwood, ceramic or porcelain flooring in the kitchen area, designer cabinetry, granite countertops, glass tile or choice of marble tile backsplashes, double bowl stainless steel sinks with single lever faucet and vegetable sprayer, Miele fridges, cook tops, ovens and dishwashers, panelled fridges and dishwashers, and designer overhead track lighting. The master ensuites evoke a spa-like feeling, complete with marble flooring, wall mounted lighting, vanity with marble countertop, soaker drop in tubs with Kohler chrome faucets, marble tiles on shower and tub walls, frameless glass shower enclosures,

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marble tile bath apron and surround, and safety pressure-balancing valve in tubs and showers. Powder rooms boast designer selected marble tile flooring, marble countertops with ceramic basins, vanities and Kohler fixtures and faucets. The second bathrooms include designer selected porcelain or marble tile flooring, vanities with marble countertop and white Kohler plumbing fixtures and Kohler faucets. While the Bloor West village offers a great variety of restaurants, shops and activities, the amenities at Riverhouse invite residents to relax in the comfort of their own building. The Mezzanine level features a multi-purpose party room with kitchen facility for those looking to entertain family and friends. Residents will never have to step foot in a gym again with the convenient exercise facility and indoor pool and hot tub. Visit the Sales Centre at 30 Old Mill Road,Toronto. Hours are Monday to Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. or Saturday & Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Fridays and holidays. For more information on Riverhouse at the Old Mill, call 416-766-7343, email info@ riverhousecondos.ca, or visit www.riverhousecondos.ca


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“The One Friends Recommend”

QUICK FREE ONLINE EVALUATION www.thompsonsells.com

Sales Representative

270 The Kingsway, Suite 200

www.thompsonsells.com

REMAX Professionals Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

Off: 416.236.1241 • Cell: 416.450.5900

Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 PM 16 Dorlen Ave. Over 3500 SqFt, 2 Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 PM 1296 Kipling Ave. 3+1 Bdrm Was Fully Gutted & Extensively Remodelled During 2012-13. Open Concept Liv/Din Room, Kit, Fire Place, Newer Hardwood Flooring, Double Driveway, Finished Basement with Separate Entrance.

Spacious Bdrms all with W/I Closet & Closet Org, Spa Like Ensuites, Finished Lwr Level W/ 8’5” Ceilings, Main Lvl 10’ & 2nd 9’ Ceiling. Stunning Woodwork &Millwork. Captivating Custom Granite Kit, W/O To Patio & Pool Sized Gdns & O/C Fam Rm.

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www.jerrypodgorski.com 416-236-1871 Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

1 RIPLEY AVENUE

Approx.1620 Sqft Of True Luxury! 2 Bedrooms + Den. Breakfast Area In Kit. Gas Fireplace, Hardwood Floors. Open Balcony. Central Humidifier. 3 Beautiful Bathrooms. Tandem Parking. Huge Locker. This Unit Shows To Perfection! Spectacular Corner Suite. Sw View. Bldg Amenities Incl: Pool, Sauna, Party Rm, 2 Guest Suites, Concierge, Squash Courts & More. $685,000. For Private Viewing Please Call 905-330-6957. See virtual tour at www.myvisuallistings.com/vtnb/110363

50 QUEBEC AVENUE

Prime location across from beautiful High Park. Enjoy sun- filled 2 bed, 2 bath condo unit in this high demand building. Spectacular sunsets and breathtaking views of the lake. Steps from subway. $450,000. See virtual tour at www.myvisuallistings.com/vtnb/113495

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IRENE KAUSHANSKY Sales Representative PHILIP BROWN Sales Representative OFF:

236-1392

416 DIR: 416 259-2444

Neighbourhood Realty, Brokerage

11 CRONIN DRIVE

Independently Owned and Operated

3 Bdrm Bungalow in Etobicoke Updated & Spacious detached w/ garage! Pretty Princess Gardens. Quiet street, great schools & convenient location.

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b e c a u s e home m e a n s e v e r y t h i n g t o y o u

New Listing & Open House Sat/Sun 2-4pm

JULIE KINNEAR SALES REPRESENTATIVE Top 1% in Canada!

Team

Professionals Inc., Brokerage

Stunning 4 Br Family Home in Desirable Islington Village! Spacious and Unique Layout Features Combo Living/Dining

www.LovelyTorontoHomes.com The

sunny 50 foot lot with garage. Post-modern exterior, bright interior; open concept living room with FP, dining room walk-out to patio. Kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. Two spacious bedrooms, perfect for future building, downsizers or as a condo alternative.

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zello.ca

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Stainless Steel & Lg Sunny Family Rm! Private Centre Courtyard

416-762-8255

Deck Accessed from All Mn Flr Rms – Perfect for Entertaining!

Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

Master Suite Overlooking Courtyard Features Built-Ins, Fp, Walk-

In Closet & 5 Pc Ensuite! Lg Landscaped 50 x 172 Ft West Facing

OPEN HOUSE SAT SUN 2-4

THISTLETOWN-BEAUMONDE HEIGHTS

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Office:

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Jody Thompson

70 Alhart Drive. Lovely, Renovated Family Home In Quiet Enclave. New High Quality Laminate Thru Main Flr, Upgraded Trim, New Interior Doors, Freshly Painted In Neutral Decorator Shades. Open Concept Updated Kitchen With Granite Counter, S/S Appliances & Glass Tile Backsplash. Renovated Bath Has Designer Tiles, Modern Vanity And Soaker Bath. Bsmt Has Inlaw Suite Potential. Bright Open Concept Rooms With Above Grade Windows. Lge Lot Has Mature Privacy Hedge & Fruit Trees. $479,000 Cell:

416 233-6276 416 716-3761 www.PeggyPearce.com Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

Lot! $1,050,000. 58 Burnhamthorpe Cres.

Lovely Updated 3 + 1 Br Home In Family Friendly Alderwood

Neighbourhood! Spacious Living/Dining Rms W/ Warm Hrdwd

Flrs, Gas Fp & W/O to Deck & Pool! Bright Kitchen W/

Breakfast Bar & Pass Through to Dining! Sep Side Entry To Fin Bsmt W/ 4th Br & Full bath! Excellent Lot W/ Southern Exposure and Private Fenced & Landscaped Yrd! Conveniently Located

Close To Schools, Parks (Incl Lakeside Trails), Great Shopping & Transit. Easy Hwy Access! $599,000. 433 Rimilton Ave.

tel cell

416.236.1241 416.880.4442

email homes@zello.ca www.zello.ca

BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS Sprawling 3+2 bdrm bungalow in highly sought after Princess Margaret. Large principal rooms with hardwood floors. Amazing open concept kitchen/family room addition overlooking backyard oasis & pool. Fully finished spacious basement w/ 2 bdrms, kitchen and rec room. Perfect home for a growing family! 6 Abinger Cres. $865,000

Please view virtual tour and floor plans @ www.joannegludish.com JoAnne Gludish, Sales Representative 416-231-3000

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Working for you with professionalism, honesty, and integrity 416 620-0070 DIRECT: 416 294-9016 www.etobicokerealestateagent.com OFFICE:

HomeLife/Response Realty Inc., Brokerage* *Each Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

NATALIE KANIA SALES

Sales Representative

REPRESENTATIVE

Direct: 416-520-9609

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

DIRECT:

416-234-2424 416-230-6396

SUTTON GROUP OLD MILL REALTY Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

Broker Direct: 416-592-0253 Office/Pager:

416-232-9000

www.briansoteros.com

julross@trebnet.com

www.julierosshomes.com

416-231-5000

natkania@trebnet.com

Selling The Most Important Homes...YOURS!

Brian Soteros, B.A. bsoteros@trebnet.com

Office/Pager: 416-232-9000 OFFICE:

CARMEL KIDD B.A. Broker John & Liz* Stevenson Andrea Streich Sales Representatives

MARK ROURKE

Professionals Inc., Brokerage Independently owned & operated

mark@markrourke.com Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty

Professionals Inc., Brokerage Independently owned & operated

Independently Owned & Operated

Diana Matheson Broker/Appraiser DEBBIE FLAXMAN*

416-236-1871

416 762-4200 416 505-7513

Off. 416-233-6276 Fax. 416-233-8923

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416

233-8657

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john.liz.stevenson@royallepage.ca

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Sales Representatives

www.margiekteam.com 416-769-1616 Re/Max West Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

Independently Owned & Operated

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SUTTON WEST REALTY INC., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

Independently Owned and Operated

LYNDA KNAGGS

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Royal LePage R.E. Services Ltd., Brokerage

Sutton Group Realty Systems Inc., Brokerage

Anne Karda Sales Representative Client Focus-Personal Service

416-236-1871

647-282-3773 416-745-2300 RE/MAX WEST REALTY INC., BROKERAGE

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416-236-6000 • 416-565-3332 www.JeffMacko.ca

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To advertise in this section please call

Brian Watts 416-675-5117 OR

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Harold OPEN HOUSE SAT JUN 1 & SUN JUN 2 - 2-4 PM Bradshaw* Direct:

(416)

399-1433

(416)

236-1871

Office

Jonathan Bradshaw* Direct:

$1,898,000

Broker of Record/Owner

399-4638

(416)

236-1871 Governor’s Bridge/Rosedale Enclave-Stunning Renovation, With

Office

Stewart Madden

Lenard Lind

(416)

REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE

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49 Douglas Cres. 4+1 Bdrm 4 Bath, 2 Car Parking - Ravine!!

Incredible 2 Tiered Ravine-Muskoka In The City! This Home Exudes Pride Of Ownership, Sophistication & Highest Quality Finishes. Prime Executive Setting. Master Bedroom Is Like Being In The Treetops. Nanny’s Quarters With Separate Entrance. Hurry, Don’t Miss Out On This Rare Opportunity - Come See for yourself!

841-0000

(416)

410-8223

Toronto

www.lhlindrealty.com

Visit www.HaroldBradshaw.com for more details! Committed to Serving You

Jerry Podgorski Sales Representative

Office

64 ACRES! 4000 SF EXECUTIVE HOME! Your own “estate” majestically set high on the parcel with beautiful views! Great centre island kitchen w/granite counter, big bkfst bar and open concept to spac. sunken fam rm! Sundrenched solarium! Main flr den! Sep. formal dining rm! 2-storey living rm w/angelstone fpl! Master w/sitting area, full ensuite & large w-in! “Unspoiled” w/o lower level! Oversized decks, triple garage and o/s carport!

236-1871

ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

Broker of Record/Owner

Approx.1620 Sqft Of True Luxury! 2 Bedrooms + Den. Breakfast Area In Kit. Gas Fireplace, Hardwood Floors. Open Balcony. Central Humidifier. 3 Beautiful Bathrooms. Tandem Parking. Huge Locker. This Unit Shows To Perfection! Spectacular Corner Suite. Sw View. Bldg Amenities Incl: Pool, Sauna, Party Rm, 2 Guest Suites, Concierge, Squash Courts & More. For Private Viewing Please Call 905-330-6957 myvirtuallistings.com/VTNB/110363

Broker of Record/Owner

(905) (416)

Office

(905) (416)

841-0000

HUNTER’S GLEN 5200 SF GEM! PICTURESQUE PRIVACY 2.5 ACRES!

Toronto

410-8223

www.lhlindrealty.com

841-0000

Superb completely renovated estate home in Aurora’s most sought-after estate community! Massive formal living room! 2-storey dining room with fireplace! Updated & upgraded “gourmet” centre island kitchen open to spacious family room & big solarium breakfast area! Sumptuous master with enticing ensuite! Updated baths! Knock-out prof. finished walkout basementt w/rec room with wet bar, custom oak built-ins & home theatre! Oasis backyard with pool, waterfall, hot tub and party room! Sensational!

Toronto

410-8223

www.lhlindrealty.com

Broker

OPEN SAT & SUN FROM 1-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT SALES OFFICE AT 15105 YONGE ST., AURORA 6 quality constructed and elegantly upgraded estate homes from 4,450 SF to 5,670 SF, some with main floor master bedroom! Gated privacy and much more! Stone, stone & stucco or stone & brick exteriors! Amazing attention to detail by renowned builder! Builder finished basement optional!

Broker/Appraiser

(416)

236-1871

ROYAL LEPAGE R.E. SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

$1,299,000

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4

Custom built! Wonderful 4+ bedroom stone home on quiet street and walk to Bloor Subway line! Open concept main floor family room with private den. Gourmet kitchen with walkout to stone patio. Lower level Nanny Suite, Office, recreation room and fitness room. A must see! View the virtual tour at www.kingswaysunnylea.com

Toll Free

895-5972

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MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS!*Open Concept Year-Round Retreat *Sought after Location *Southern Views of Pristine Preston Lake *Minutes from Downtown Toronto 24hr Free Recorded Info 1-866-294-7653 ID# 2222 www.HotNewListing.Com

SHARON NEWMARKET

(905) (416)

$989,900

Office

841-0000

SHARON SHOWSTOPPER ½ ACRE, POOL & INLAW SUITE

Toronto

Curb appeal & more! Soaring 9 Ft ceilings. Gleaming hardwood strip floors! Entertaining-sized living room & dining room! Updated kitchen with granite counters! Spacious family room! Above-grade separate entrance 1 bedroom inlaw! Master with inviting ensuite & “his & hers” walk-ins! Prof. finished open concept basement too! Oasis backyard with pool & more! 5 car garage & loads of parking!

410-8223

www.lhlindrealty.com

Sales Representative

(416)

383-1828

HOMELIFE/VISION REALTY INC., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

NEWMARKET EDENBRIDGE - HUMBER VALLEY

Rita Auciello

$1,800,000

Rare Offering On 80 Acres Of Northumberland Serenity & Beauty! Panoramic View Of The Hills & The Lake, Unique Opportunity Previously Operated For Over 20Yrs As a Country Inn/Fine Dining Restaurant-This Multi Functional Facilities Ideal Spiritual/Yoga/Wellness/Aruyeha & Rehab Center Perfect For Ashram-Separate Residence On Property-Live In & Run The Bus. Has 14 Dbl Rms, Several Meeting Rms, Banquet Hall & Cozy Restaurant & Much More, 400K Spent On Reno. Underdeveloped Bus. Opp. Gold Mine Ready 2 Be Discoverd-Develop The Licenc. Rest.Banq. Hall-Ideal Venue 4 Dest. Wedd. Church Sport &Company Catered Event.-Unlimit. Potent-Lrg PondGrow Own Food-Zoned 4 Many Uses-Also Golf Cours/Camp Grounds.

Broker

Susan Tallarico Sales Representative

(416)

236-1871

ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

IMPRESSIVE RESIDENCE IMPRESSIVE RESIDENCE

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Diana Matheson

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MUCH DESIRED LOT 85’ X 170” LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION This beautiful centre hall home has many, many upgrades. Separate D.R. and L.R, separate eating area in Kit., main oor F.R. wit F.P., main oor laundry with ent. to garage, patio doors to deck, gazebo, inground pool, hot tub. Front foyer boast a charming circular staircase that leads to 4 bedrooms, MB has sitting area and ensuite, hardwood and some carpet. The grounds are very well landscaped. 5 min to hwy 400 and marina, golf courses, beaches and new rec centre. 2107 Fennell Drive Gilford. MLS#N2626631. REDUCED $479,900

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david soknacki beyond the headlines agreements with the city’s major unions. Against these early victories stands a long string of defeats. many defeats First came the administration’s need to reverse its position on the redevelopment of the port lands, a decision that taught councillors that the administration could be beaten. Nor was the mayor able to deliver on his key platform plank of “subways, subways, subways.” Being unable or unwilling to compromise, he lost control of councillors on the TTC, then council itself, and finally had to suffer the humiliation of seeing council approve the plan he declared dead on his first day of office. Generally on the critical transit file, Mayor Ford seems to misunderstand the demographics driving transit demand, fantasize about private financing, misread council, and so, by not grasping the new powers being given to Metrolinx, has lost the ability to make major transit decisions. As well, council took the issue of a casino away from the mayor’s control. Although it was highly unlikely that the current

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ON THE LOOKOUT Bird festival: The City of Toronto hosted its fourth annual Spring Bird Festival at Col. Sam Smith Park on Saturday. Clockwise from top right, Patrick Huggins of Wild Ontario holds a 19-year-old female Great Horn Owl; Checking out the bird directory is Sophie and dad Steve; Hugh Currie leads a group of bird watchers on a tour of the park; Meanwhile, little Grace Noel is armed and ready to make a bird house feeder while Nikita Moores of Toronto Region Conservation Authority, an avid bird watcher herself, checks her bird book while looking at water birds. Staff photos/IAN KELSO

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ANNIE JOHNS Monday, May 27, 2013 Chapel EDWARD LESYK Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Christ the King Catholic Church KHIEM HUYHN Tuesday, May 28, 2013 St. John’s Dixie MARIA SZULIK Friday, June 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. St. Casimir’s Catholic Church PAUL CHIVERS Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 12 noon Chapel Exceeding Expectations For Over 90 Years

LUCIA FINELLI Mass Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Holy Angels Catholic Church WILLISON McCRAW Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Mimico Chapel AUDREY BAIRD Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Church of the Atonement MARIA HARSANYI Service Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Mimico Chapel

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Mayor Rob Ford comments Tuesday on the revenue tools proposed my Metrolinx to pay for the province's Big Move transit expansion plan. and demanded the province fund two new, unplanned subway lines. “Toronto council took a

firm position last month – they stood beside me and said no to these new taxes,” said Ford, who had hoped to forestall the debate on revenue tools until Tuesday’s meeting of the Executive Committee. “ Ye t t h e p r ov i n c e i s moving ahead without consulting the public, with a plan to hit Toronto families for taxes that will cost $500 to $1,000 a year if not more.” Ford said the provincial government should “lead by example” and deal with its own deficit before discussing new taxes. “Un t i l t h e p re m i e r exhausts all other options available to her I will not support any of these new taxes on the residents of Toronto who are telling me, we just can’t afford it.”

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in Canada and aims to raise the standards for alcohol service. Originally rolled out as a pilot program in the Entertainment District last October, BBN recognized the participating venues at a special award ceremony at the Park Hyatt on King Street West Monday. “We were looking for a program that would be able

to bring partners and stakeholders together and we’ve managed to work with the AGCO (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario), LCBO, residents’ association, city police, licensees and other partners,” said Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association President and CEO Tony Elenis, who helped lead the charge to get BBN off the ground.

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“It’s industry-driven and completely voluntary, and driven more by compliance than enforcement.” The program mirrors one unveiled in the U.K. in 2003, meaning that it was tried and true before it was unveiled. Nonetheless, Elenis said the program is being reviewed to ensure it works as well as possible. “We’re evaluating this

pilot project and then it will be taken to another stage,” he said. “We got great support from (establishments) in the Entertainment District and once we’re convinced it works the way it should, we’ll bring it to other communities, whether in Toronto or someplace else.” AGCO Board Chair Eleanor Meslin said the program complements her organization’s

dedication to ensuring alcohol is served in a responsible manner. “Best Bar None Ontario is a unique opportunity for establishments to voluntarily raise their standards to improve the safety of their (venues) and their communities,” she said.

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“I found myself totally disappointed in the way the matter was handled today.” Councillor Maria Augimeri said having the TTC endorse council’s support of unfunded transit proposals like a Scarborough subway to replace the RT was a “stupid decision”. “Premier (Wynne) has said personally she doesn’t support specifically any ideas about the Scarborough RT. That is going nowhere with this government. It’s as clear as a bell,” said Augimeri, who voted against the motion. But despite the earlier decision by council, Colle insisted the TTC, as the largest transit provider in the region, should provide feedback to Metrolinx. During the debate, TTC chair Karen Stintz, who voted in support of the motion, also defended the right of the transit agency to have its say. She said the TTC’s decision

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Despite a previous vote by city council only two weeks earlier that had rejected a majority of transit funding options, the TTC’s board of commissioners voted Friday to offer support for those same recommendations by city manager Joe Pennachetti. The board, made up of seven city councillors and four civilian members, voted on Friday to support a motion by commissioner Josh Colle in support of dedicated revenue to pay for the province’s Big Move transit expansion plan. The plan was to be paid for through new taxes and fees under consideration by Metrolinx, which will release its final recommendations Monday on which of the revenue tools should be implemented. But the board also voted in support of a friendly

amendment from Councillor Glenn De Baeremaker, which endorsed not only the city manager’s initial recommendations regarding revenue tools, but council’s May 9 decision to reject many of those recommendations and include a slew of amendments calling for the completion of transit projects not included in the Big Move. Dissenting commissioner John Parker called the board’s vote “amateur hour, phase two.” “Today the fundamental question that had been put on the floor of council two weeks ago was brought before the TTC and a different result transpired,” said Parker. “Members of the commission who voted one way at council have voted another way today. I don’t know what to make of that, and I don’t even know if they realize what they did, both at city council and today.”

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Have your say on off-leash proposal from city The City of Toronto is asking residents this month whether dogs should run free in some parks during early morning or late night “courtesy hours”. There are a number of

fenced off-leash areas across the city, but their distribution is uneven. Councillors on the city’s Parks and Environment Committee voted last November to investigate a new

category of off-leash opportunity for dog owners, “courtesy hours,” which would not occur in parks where fenced dog areas exist. Proposed courtesy periods,

if the city’s rules are amended, would happen in parks from 6 to 8 a.m. and 9 to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 7 to 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on weekends and holi-

days. Locations for these parks would be approved based on existing criteria for selecting fenced off-leash sites. Residents can fill out the survey online until May 31.

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Decks & Fences 0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Spring discount! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752 www.griffindecks.ca DECK DECKS, Decks, Only Decks, family business 25yrs. Experience, free estimates, photos, r e f e r e n c e s , w w w. a l p i n e d e c k . c o m 905-338-0665

Carpet & Upholstery CARPET UPHOLSTERY steam cleaning any 4 rooms, hallway and stairs $90. Sofa set $60. Extra rooms $20. Free deodorizing. 416-890-2894

Flooring & Carpeting NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.29/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 26 yrs experience. Free Estimates. Best Price! 647-400-8198

Masonry & Concrete

Brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, tusk pointing, porches, flagstone, window sills. All masonry work. For free estimates call Roman 416-684-4324 www.fadom constructioninc.com

Moving & Storage

MOVING

LOCAL, long distance Packing service, FREE boxes.

www.toromovers.ca

416-844-6683

QUALITY MOVING Inc. 10ft’ - 26ft’ trucks. Short notice ok. Insured & bonded. $45/ hour. Licensed. Professional, reliable movers. 647-769-1879

Painting & Decorating ABSOLUTELY AMAZING painters at bargain prices! Summer special $100/ room. Quick, clean, reliable. Free estimates! Second to None Painting 905-265-7738

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

Tree/Stump Service LUMBER-JACK’S Tree Service, Since 1980. Hedge trimming, tree pruning, tree/ stump removal. Free estimates. Fully insured. Call Jack (416)762-2400 www.treeservicetoronto.com

Appliance Repairs/ Installation

Find Your perfect spot! Check Out The Apartments For Rent Section!

Professional Repairs of all brands of: Refrigeration, Stoves, Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers, Air Conditioning, & Heating. Free Estimates. Warranty, Credit cards accepted. Seniors discount. 416-616-0388

Adult Personals LOCAL HOOKUPS BROWSE4FREE 1-888-628-6790 or #7878 Mobile HOT LOCAL CHAT 1-877-290-0553 Mobile: #5015 Find Your Favourite CALL NOW 1-866-732-0070 1-888-544-0199 18+

GARAGE SALES DOWNSIZING SALE

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1st & June 8th 110 Poplar Heights Dr. (Islington/ Eglington)

Furniture, lamps, tables, chairs, bookcases, carpets, solid oak kitchen set, crystal chandelier, file cabinet, computer desk, books, records, computer bags, household, china, linens, Webber BBQ, patio set, tools, clothes, gowns, furs, Boss suits, fabrics, & much more!

PLANT SALE

Saturday June 1st 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 91 Wareside Rd. (West Mall/ Rathburn) Perennials,30 varieties from $1.00,hostas, red currants, cherry tomatoes, house plants

MULTI-FAMILY STREET SALE

Saturday June lst 8:30am-11:30am

42 South Kingslea Drive

(North end of Park Lawn road)

house wares collectable’s sporting goods apparel

CHARITY STREET SALE!

Send kids & moms to camp. Saturday, June 1st 8am-12pm Cranleigh & Elstree (Islington/Kingsway) Furniture, artwork, electronics, toys, books, DVD’s.

GARAGE SALE Sat. June 1st. 8:30-11:30am (Raindate: Sat. June 8th) 18 Leland Ave. (Royal York/ south of Bloor) Furniture, small appliances, household goods.

STREET SALE

Sat. June 1st 8am - 2pm Murrie St. (Royal York/ Lakeshore)

Rain Date: June 2nd Electronics, iPod, DVD’s, plants & more!

PEOPLE FOR PETS Charitable Lawn Sale Pet accessories, carriers, crates, books, etc.

NO ANIMALS! Sat. June 1st. 9am-noon Martin Veterinary Hospital, 5460 Dundas St. W. Come help us lend a paw!

ENTIRE HOME ESTATE/ CONTENTS SALE 5 Latonia Dr. (Islington/ Elmhurst) Sat. June 1st 9am- 3pm Furniture, vintage, housewares & more. Visit

www.sellmytreasures.ca

to view pictures

Saturday, June 1st 9am 27 Ashbourne Dr. (Kipling/Bloor) Everything from electronics to household goods.

Garage Sale 438 Renforth Drive. Saturday, June 1st, 8am-1pm.

INDOOR LARGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

MOVING SALE

Garage Sale Saturday, June 1st Rain date June 2nd 8am-noon 69 Savona Drive (Evans & Browns Line) Etobicoke

Diningroom & bedroom furniture, wall unit, books, dishes & more.

45 Lake Cres. Etobicoke Sat. June 1st. 8am-noon

•Kitchen & home interior

•Electronics •Furniture & carpets •Aquarium Looking forward to seeing you there!

HUGE PERENNIAL PLANT SALE

& Lawn Equipment

11 West Wynd Crescent

(intersection of Westway & Martingrove) Saturday, June 1st. 9am-2pm Rain or Shine!

with many vendors

Sat., June 1st 9am - 2pm Transfiguration of Our Lord School 55 Ludstone Dr. (Dixon/ Celestine) Many great finds!

Furniture, books, ladies bike, golf clubs/bag, much more.

LARETTE MANOR ANNUAL BAZAAR Saturday, June 1st. 10am 250 Twelfth Street (between Islington & Kipling)

Lamps, chairs, household items, CD’s, much more.


Frank 416-518-8253 416-241-0531 Nick 647-834-8131

MAXIMA HOME DESIGN Free Estimates | 416-606-5809 •Porches • Stonefacing • Walkways • Interlocking • Windows/Doors • Concrete • Driveways • Siding • Eavestroughing Satisfaction Guaranteed!

CHIMNEYS

(416) 234-9006

BRILLIANT STROKES

ROOFING DUN-RITE REPAIRS

25 Years Painting & Decoration Experience • Quality Work • Reasonable Pricing

Michael 416-571-5857

(DAVID) M.J. Yelavich & Sons, Etobicoke, Ontario

24 HOUR SERVICE Metro Licence #: 7000356

ALL ELECTRICAL JOBS, SMALL OR LARGE. LICENSED, INSURED, FREE ESTIMATES

Jack 416-236-7071

Asphalt Paving Free Estimates StreetPrint Bonded and Stamped and Insured Coloured Asphalt

Call (416) 743-6017

CARPET SERVICE •GAS LINERS •REPAIRS •REBUILDS • FIREPLACE REPAIRS & REMODELING • CERTIFIED CHIMNEY SWEEP

FIVE GENERATIONS OF SERVICE

(416) 247-3337

2011 Lawrence Avenue West www.TOWNSHENDCHIMNEYS.com A.M. MASONRY

“The Chimney Specialists” Chimney Repairs & Rebuilding

• Quality workmanship • Seniors Discount • No Deposit Requirements • Licensed • Free Estimates & Affordable Prices

cell:(416)893-7354

EAVESTROUGHS 416-878-4731

EAVESTROUGH • SIDING

DOWNSPOUT DISCONNECTION WWW.CANATASK.COM BONDED AND INSURED

FREE ADVICE AND ESTIMATE

Call us at:

416-774-2284 or Email:

distribution@insidetoronto.com

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416-245-6369 THE LAWN KING Lawn & Garden Maintenance

PAINTING & DECORATING LM Andrews

PAINTING FREE ESTIMATE – CALL ANDREW

416-259-1494 26 years experience

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• Emergency repairs • Shingles • Chimneys • Animal Removal/Preventions • Eavestrough Repairs • Ventilation • Skylights and much more

$35

PLUMBERS DIRECT

LICENCED AND INSURED

• licensed • honest • reliable • local • experienced • insured • quality workmanship • seniors discount • references

P 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE e 416-997-3063 t www.plumbersdirect.ca e Financing Available r: (Met Lic #P20579)

SENIORS DISCOUNTS SAME DAY SERVICE

· 24 Hour Emergency Service · Plugged Drain Repair •Backflow Prevention · Service Specialist · Flat Rates · Fully Insured · No Extra Charge for Evening & Weekends

J.E. O’Farrell ROOFING LTD. Est. 1947 Licensened & Insured

REPAIRS & RENEWALS FREE Estimates Save up to

REPAIRS

REPAIRS

REPAIRS

www.roof911.ca

REPAIRS

Since 1990

ROOFING REPAIRS Co. LOW COST REPAIRS EAVESTROUGH CLEANING ALL TYPES OF ROOF REPAIRS

•ANIMAL DAMAGE • ANIMAL PROOFING • GUTTER GUARD • TUCK POINTING • CHIMNEYS • SKYLIGHTS • FLAT ROOFS • VALLEY REPAIRS • ALL VENTING WORK • PATCH WORK • SOFFIT & FACIA •EAVESTROUGH REPAIRS • MAJOR & MINOR REPAIRS • SHINGLES

SAME DAY SERVICE

647-235-8123

Free Estimates Fully Insured WSIB

15%

RESIDENTIAL, INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL SHINGLES AND FLATS REPAIRS 24/7

ROOFING

REROOFING • SHINGLES SMALL REPAIRS • FLAT ROOFS

(416) 275-2265

TREE/STUMP SERVICES GTA TREE SERVICE

Quick Service!!! • Experts in Removal of Dangerous Trees • Trimming, Pruning • Stump Removal • Ash Borer Treatment • $2 million Liability + WSIB SPRING SAVINGS 10% OFF! Call Bobby 416-828-TREE (8733) www.GTAtree.com

WATERPROOFING BASEMENT WATERPROOFING LOWER BASEMENT & UNDER PINNING Since 1982 RENOVATION Insured • Guaranteed

Atena Construction 416-854-5156 www.atenaconstruction.com

KING SWAY WAT E R P R O O F I N G

www.kingswaywaterproofing.com

Leaky Basement?

416-277-2429

416-241-6953

Master Lic.# 20557

www.idealplumbingdrain.com SASHA 416-371-7137 ALI 416-828-6611

FREE ESTIMATES

CALL 416-820-3634

to Roofs, Chimney & Eves

IDEAL PLUMBING

Spring Clean Ups Lawn Fertilization Lawn Mowing Hedge & Shrub Trimming, etc. www.thelawnking.com

416-577-8444

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FROM FREE ESTIMATES ~ NO JOB TO SMALL

TONY BERTUCCI LANDSCAPING

Over 25 years experience •Grading •Sodding •Retaining Wall •Bobcat available

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416-839-8449

PLUMBING

416-399-4868

LANDSCAPING, LAWN CARE, SUPPLIES

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Free Estimates and Seniors Discount Licensed & Insured.

EAVESTROUGH CLEANING

In Business Since 1985. Seniors Discount

Exterior/Interior

Delivery questions?

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25% off*

Eaves Cleaning from $39. Roof Repairs from $49.

BEST PRICE ROOF REPAIRS

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EAVESTROUGH BY DESIGN We Accept Intallment Payments Professional Installation Seniors Discount

Email: anna@multiseal.net Website: www.multiseal.net

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CHIMNEYS

WE FIX IT! ALL OF IT! Summer Special

PAVING COMPANY

Based in Etobicoke, Serving all GTA for 20 years All Work Guaranteed! ECRA/ESA Lic 7001515

• Carpet Sales, Repairs & Installations • Stains/ Burns/ Buckles • Laminate & Vinyl Tile Sales

• SHINGLES • FLAT ROOFS • SKY LIGHTS • CHIMNEY’S • VALLEY’S • ANIMAL PROOFING 15% Senior’s Discount

Eaves, Roof & Animal Removal

FLOORING & CARPETING THE ORIGINAL & FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1925

• SIDING/FASCIA • EAVESTROUGH 24 HOURS • TUCKPOINTING EMERGENCY REPAIRS • VENTING • GUTTER GUARDS • ANIMAL REMOVAL

ROOFING

ALL TYPES OF ROOF REPAIRS 647-857-5656

CONCRETE & PAVING

EXPERT ELECTRIC

REPAIRS

ALSO ALL INTERIOR RENOVATIONS

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

ROOFING

REPAIRS

Over 20 years experience • Free Estimates • Chimney • Fireplace • Stone & Concrete • Brick & Blocks • Flag Stone • Interlock • Retaining Wall • Driveway Paving

CROATIAN ELECTRIC

PAINTING & DECORATING

REPAIRS

& General Repair

ELECTRICAL

REPAIRS

HOME RENOVATIONS ARTISTIC MASONRY INC.

METRO LIC # B21368

(416) 887-4609

THE WET BASEMENT SPECIALISTS

Waterproofing and Foundation Repairs

Interior & Exterior Methods

Licensed & Insured • 35 yrs experience

Call for a free estimate

416-749-2273 • www.basetech.ca

WATERPROOFING

Roof Repair Experts

✓Full roofs ✓Missing Shingles ✓Minor/Major Leaks ✓Raccoon Problems

✓Eaves & Downspout ✓Skylights LIC# L179362 20% Senior Discount

Basement leaks? Call the experts! BEST PRICES 647-866-9629

416-248-0211

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