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‘Unique’ works of art will help support Etobicoke’s Furniture Bank CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com A veritable who’s who list of Toronto’s top designers have lent their creative efforts to making next month’s Chair Affair gala the most successful signature fundraising event yet for Etobicoke’s Furniture Bank. CBC’s Steven and Chris, Heidi Richter and Paul Lafrance of HGTV’s Decked Out, Alex Chapman, Kelly Cray and Neil Jonsohn of UNION31, and Jessica Helps and Jeff Schnitter of Seven Haus Design, are among the list of 22 designers who donated their talents and time to create “unique and extraordinary works of art” from ordinary, donated chairs from Furniture Bank’s Horner and Evans avenues area warehouse. And what those designers have

come back with, said Furniture Bank’s executive director Susanna Kislenko, has been mindblowing. “Every single chair we’re getting is of the highest quality – we’re blown away, just blown away,” she said, noting each of the chairs has been re-imagined and redesigned to reflect the individual designers’ interpretations of this year’s Chair Affair theme, Vibrant Toronto. “The designers really stepped up – the detail is there, the craftsmanship is there, and the design itself is there, too. We’re really, really happy.” Now that the chairs are all completed, they’re ready to be auctioned off at this year’s Third Annual Chair Affair, sponsored by Streetcar Developments and hosted by Global Toronto’s Susan Hay at >>>charity, page 5

Toronto’s plastic bag ban to stay: council DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Toronto’s plan to ban plastic bags from retailers by Jan. 1, 2013 stands, after opponents of the plan failed to get the required two-third majority

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Richview Collegiate grad Joey Votto, who honed his baseball skills at Connorvale Park with the Etobicoke Rangers, proved himself, once again, to be among the finest hitters in Major League Baseball during the just-completed regular season. And he’ll hope to carry that momentum into the post season with his Cincinnati Reds taking on the San Francisco Giants in a best-offive opening round National League playoff series. The first two games on Saturday and Sunday are in San Francisco, Monday is an off-day and then the action shifts to Cincinnati for the remainder of the series. Cincinnati held the edge in the regular season 4-3. “We’ll get out there, get a day of work in like we always do. We will focus on the things that got us here – playing good defense, relying on our starting pitching and bullpen, and really competing,” Votto, a firstbaseman, said in an interview on the team website. Votto closed out the season with a .337 batting average. His 475 plate appearances, however, fell just short of the 502 required to be in the running for the official batting title. And that’s because Votto was only able to play 111 games in the 162-game schedule, missing 48 games due to a mid-season knee injury. His average was better than both National League champion Buster Posey (.336) of the Giants and American League champ Miguel Cabrera (.330) of the Detroit Tigers. >>>votto, page 2

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Votto tops in ‘OPS’ category >>>from page 1 The top average actually went to Melky Cabrera (.346), also of the Giants, the all-star game MVP, whose season was shortened (501 plate appearances in 113 games) by a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone.

One category Votto did top, albeit an obscure one to the non-baseball fan, and one that Votto has said actually means more to him than batting average, is the ‘OPS’ category, which combines on-base plus slugging percentage (for the record, Votto closed out at 1.041 compared

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TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com Auld Lang Syne. Rousing choruses of the 1788 Robbie Burns’ Scottish poem set to a traditional folk song not only rings in the New Year at midnight, it has also inspired seniors to song. For years, Beryl Rasmussen and her pianist husband, David, led seniors in singa-longs at mostly Etobicoke seniors’ homes with Sun Tours’ song books. The books contained the words to countless songs from the 1940s through the ’70s, including the classics, Auld Lang Syne, Clementine and I’ve Been Working on the Railroad. Now the books are gone. Beryl Rasmussen estimates last she checked, there was 25 to 35 of the songbooks in a box the couple always cart to their sing-a-longs. But the box is now empty. “When SunTours was in existence, these are the books

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people would use to sing on bus tours,” she explained. “A friend of ours gave us 50 to 60 books. But it dwindled. Someone picks one up, someone else picks one up. Last I knew, we had 25 to 35 books. But when we went to open the box we keep them in, the books weren’t there.” The missing books are a mystery to the former Etobicoke couple who now reside in Richmond Hill. On Wednesday, David printed 25 copies of songs off the Internet just in time for the Albion Road-Islington Avenue area lodge’s annual Thanksgiving dinner and song session. The Rasmussens are urging anyone with copies of the books, or information concerning the books’ whereabouts, to contact Our Saviour Lutheran Thistletown Lodge at 416-744-2144. “We lost them within the last 18 months. We don’t know where they are.”

Etobicoke’s Jessie Munro is still in the running to play Dorothy. Julia Gartha, the 17-yearold from Unionville, was the third potential Dorothy to be eliminated during Monday night’s episode of Over the Rainbow. The CBC Television weekly reality show is dedicated to casting the role of Dorothy for the Andrew Lloyd Webber/ David Mirvish production of The Wizard of Oz set to premiere this December. Now they’re down to seven. Canadian comedic icon Andrea Martin played celebrity mentor to the girls and offered some comedic uplift to Sunday night’s episode. Canadians voted Munro, 18, in the bottom two for the second consecutive week. Gartha also returned to the bottom two. On Monday’s showdown, Munro and Gartha performed As Long as He Needs Me in the results’ show sing-off. Both seemed to sing too softly for the music.

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For the second consecutive week, judge Arlene Phillips “saved” Munro from elimination. Last week, she called the Etobicoke School of the Arts’ musical theatre student an “extraordinary actress”. “What you must remember about Dorothy is she is a girl who goes through many emotions during the two-and-ahalf hour show. Your singing must show her journey from a girl to someone who is mature,” Phillips told the girls before their sing-off. Once again, the eliminated Dorothy, this week Gartha, took the obligatory moon ride to the sky as she sang Over the Rainbow.

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s families gather together for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, it’s a good time again to extend that generosity to those less fortunate in our communities. The Salvation Army released a report this week that revealed more families are turning to its food programs and centres for assistance. One-third of Salvation Army food banks also reported seeing a decrease in donations at their centres within the last year. “As long as they require the services offered by The Salvation Army, we will be here to provide them, as we have for the last 130 years,” said Graham Moore, public our view relations secretary for The Salvation Army in Canada. Do what you can It’s important to answer the call for assistance from local until cycle of organizations that work year round to support the families poverty is broken struggling to live above the poverty line. At the same time, however, it’s also important to think of ways to work toward a more long-term sustainable solution for those same families where they become less dependent on local food banks. Rather than continuously providing a hand-down to address their short-term needs, let’s provide a hand-up to give the help they need to support themselves. Like the Habitat for Humanity projects. A recent survey showed that once families received initial assistance to own their homes, they felt empowered to break the cycle of poverty. Furthermore, no child who grew up in a Habitat home has ever needed one himself, said Neil Hetherington, CEO of Habitat for Humanity. We recognize the solution is not simple, but rather complex and that it involves a host of factors such as addressing employment needs, government policies and providing other social supports. But the solution will only come from the community putting our heads together and brainstorming ideas on how to start. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to get this dialogue going. In the meantime, we should do what we can for those in need now. There’s no shortage of food drives taking place during the long weekend including the Fall Food Drive by North York Harvest Food Bank. The Daily Bread Food Bank is also hosting its annual Thanksgiving drive benefitting communities across the city. Visit www.northyorkharvest and www.dailybread. ca to volunteer or for more information. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Guardian is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom

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n the late 1940s a new road opened in Toronto called the Clifton Road Extension and connected St. Clair Avenue East and Jarvis Street. The road was thought necessary due to increasing car traffic from the suburbs north of St. Clair Avenue. It took roughly 10 years from approval to final opening and there was controversy as it called for the demolition of homes in established communities. On May 17, 1950 it was opened, and called Mount Pleasant Road, considered Toronto’s first expressway. What is important is not just the impact the new road had on the area north of St. Clair Avenue, but what happened to Jarvis Street – once one of the city’s most beautiful streets, developed specifically for the rich. Many of the city’s most notable institutions and architecture was found there including Jarvis Collegiate Institute and Allan Gardens. In 1947 the stately trees that

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lined the street were cut down, and it was widened for a new fifth lane to facilitate traffic from Mount Pleasant Road, which soon flowed in such high volume that many of the old homes and mansions were torn down to make way for commercial buildings and high-rise apartments. Many of the older buildings were turned into rooming houses and then simply decayed. By the 1970s the street was a text book example of how heavy traffic flow negatively impacts street life. The sidewalks were abandoned to drug addicts and prostitutes. However, thanks to the intervention of urban planners and theorists, such

as Jane Jacobs and David Crombie, downtown of Toronto came to be saved from the “empty doughnuthole” fate of many American cities. Starting with decisions made in 2008, Jarvis was slated for re-development to make the streetscape peoplefriendly. However, the current regime at city hall has decided to return Jarvis Street to its 1950s form by eliminating the new bike lanes and reinstating the fifth traffic lane at an estimated cost of up to $300,000. The rationale being that drivers are delayed getting from Mount Pleasant due to the bike lanes. It seems that Mayor Rob Ford and his supporters would rather spend tax dollars to keep a 60-year-old planning mistake in place than embrace new urban policies proven to build strong communities. n Joe Cooper is a long-time Toronto resident and community activist. Contact him at etg@insidetoronto.com

To the editor: Re: ‘TCH report stands chance of success,’ The City, Sept. 20 I do agree with columnist David Nickle’s observations that the report titled “Putting People First” will in all likelihood be accepted by council. However, I do not agree with his quite obvious disdain for our mayor and his attempts to turn the tide in Toronto. Yes, Mayor Rob Ford continues to blunder along with a great number of either poor or misdirected attempts at controlling the middle and the left on city council. One of his largest blunders, after Karen Stintz of course, was to appoint Councillor Ana Bailao to head up the housing task force. It was incredibly obvious to even an inexperienced observer that the decision would come back to haunt him. I do not fault our mayor for this, simply his advisors and the leftists on council who are constantly pushing him to compromise and gain a consensus. Leaders do not gain a consensus, they lead. Clifford J. Layne

TTC should be privatized To the editor: Re: ‘TTC will operate LRT lines for Metrolinx after all.’ insidetoronto.com, Oct. 4. Time and again the taxpayers are not asked, but told who, what, when, why and where. I am sick and tired of it. Metrolinx was supposed to take charge of the TTC expansion, but now it is back in the hands of the TTC. The whole system needs a major shake-up, and privatization should be front and centre. W.D. Adamson

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>>>from page 1 Council had been reconsidering another bylaw, one introduced by former Mayor David Miller’s council, to force retailers to charge five cents for every plastic bag they hand out. Mayor Rob Ford had vowed to reverse that bylaw—and he did— but council also supported the total ban of plastic bags, which would mean that on Jan. 1, every retailer would have to stop handing out plastic bags and go back to paper. Since that vote, Mayor Rob Ford and other councillors have tried to get the ban reopened — particularly after city legal staff suggested that such a ban would be difficult to enforce. Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Peter Milczyn and Don Valley East Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong introduced a notice of motion at Wednesday’s council meeting to reconsider the ban — but under council’s rules, it would take twothirds of council, or 30 votes, to reopen the issue and reconsider it.

would be introducing a motion to hold an abbreviated public consultation session prior to the final bylaw being introduced at council at its November meeting. It was unclear, however, just what that consultation would accomplish. Milczyn, who moved the reopening, said that council hadn’t yet delivered the final word on the bylaw. “It’s clear to me that a majority of council doesn’t want to enact a bag ban Jan. 1,” he said. “That was pretty overwhelming. The solicitor’s advice was that if you want to do this, good idea or bad idea, you did it in exactly the wrong way. So having some round of consultation to try and safeguard us from lawsuits will be too little too late.” bylaw is next step Milczyn said ultimately, council will have to approve a bylaw – and when that comes up, it’s possible that it can be shot down. “Every bylaw, every bill in the legislation has to be adopted by council. If there is no bill, there is no bylaw, and it would be a simple majority. We’ll see whether there’s going to be some consultation at public works.”

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Charity helped thousands furnish homes last year, including 1,600 kids >>>from page 1 the Palais Royale on Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The top 10 chairs will be available for bidding by live auction, while the rest – along with more than 40 ‘chair experiences’ ranging from concert seats, to sittings with Toronto’s top hair stylists – will be auctioned off during the event’s silent auction. Tickets to this year’s Chair Affair are available at http://chairaffair2012.eventbrite.ca for $150 each until Nov. 1; groups of eight or more can take advantage of the group rate of $125 a ticket. Tickets include two drinks, a chance to win a door prize (from Porter Airlines valued at $2,500, VIA Rail valued at $750, or Royal York Hotel valued at $700), a menu prepared by Chef Stefan Howard, and complimentary parking. All proceeds from this year’s Chair Affair, said Kislenko, go towards Furniture Bank’s mandate of providing free, gently used furniture and donated household items to immigrant and refugee newcomers to Canada, to women coming out of abusive situations, and to the formerly homeless trying to establish homes of their own. Founded in 1998, Furniture Bank has helped furnish the homes of more than 40,000 such clients over the last 14 years. Eleanor Adam, who is co-chairing this year’s Chair Affair alongside Moriah Bacus, said she knew within three minutes of stepping into Furniture Bank’s old warehouse in Parkdale three years ago that it

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was an organization she wanted to volunteer with. On that day, one of the client families Adam witnessed perusing the Furniture Bank warehouse included a quiet little boy with “big, dark eyes” looking longingly at a coveted desk. His parents – who were busy picking out the family’s new beds, kitchen table, couch and other basic furniture – didn’t notice their son staring at the desk, but the volunteer helping to guide the family through their choices did, recalled Adam. “The volunteer picked up on it and she asked him ‘would you like that desk?’ He never said anything, he just nodded his head, but you

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could tell from his face that he was just over the moon to think that he was going to get his own desk and he was so proud when they put his name on it,” she said. “That touched my heart, and I decided then and there that this was a great organization to work for.” Last year alone, Furniture Bank helped outfit more than 5,000 people with proper furniture – 1,600 of whom were kids. It’s because of that good work that Toronto design house UNION31 has lent its assistance to Furniture Bank for years – first by donating a truckful of furniture to the organization, then by getting involved with the Chair Affair. Each year for the last three, designers from the firm have participated in the Chair Affair by both redesigning chairs for auction during the annual event, and by purchasing chairs by some of the other participating designers, said UNION31’s marketing coordinator Laura Martins. This year, she added, they’ve stepped up their efforts even more – with designers Chapman, Cray and Jonsohn designing not one, but two chairs between them, and also volunteering to help with Chair Affair’s marketing and promotion. “We’ve seen that Chair Affair hasn’t gotten a lot of exposure and we know that this is an event that’s worth covering so we wanted to help,” Adam said. “Little charities like Furniture Bank often get forgotten, but we know how important the work they do is...it’s fantastic the work Furniture Bank does.”

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GTA realtors release monthly resale housing figures Greater Toronto Area (GTA) realtors reported 5,879 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in September 2012. The average selling price for these transactions was $503,662, representing an increase of more than 8.5 per cent compared to last year.

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Re/Max West Realty Inc., Brokerage

Independently Owned and Operated

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232-9000 LUXURY IN THOMPSON ORCHARD 416 471-2171 24 MEADOWCREST RD. Stunning Craftsman-Style Architecture & Design! Dream Gourmet Kitchen With Butlers Pantry, Granite Island, Breakfast Nook, Custom Cabinetry & Walk Out 416

THORNCREST VILLAGE Gracious French style manor on spectacular 110’ wide landscaped lot. Two Storey skylite entrance, double height family room, three hearths, main floor office, 4 plus bedrooms. Open Weekend by appointment only, Call Rick and Frances Johnston.

To Huge Cedar Deck! Family Room Offers Floor To Ceiling Natural Stone Gas Fireplace & Walk Out! Formal Dining Room With B/I Speaker System & Wainscoting! Elegant Master Retreat With 2 Automated Skylights With Rain Sensors & Posh Ensuite! Superb Fully Finished Lower Level With Heated Floors & French Door Walk Out To Patio! Incredible Rear Garden Oasis, The Ideal Outdoor Entertainment Venue! Steps To Subway, Kingsway Shops Independently Owned and Operated & 20Mins to Downtown Or Pearson Airport! MLS# W2473495. $1,985,000

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City. Walk out to your own Park with Panoramic Views. Lovingly Maintained Bungalow, Reno’d Kitchen with Granite Counter, Large Living & Dining Rm with Oak Hwd, Bay Windows. Gas F/P in Master Bdrm & W/O to Large Deck with Sutton Group - Assurance West Exposure. Partially Finshed Bsmt with Extra High Ceiling with Recreation Realty Inc., Brokerage Room & Office, 2 Baths, Beautifully Treed Large Lot. Fabulous Schools: John G. Independently Owned and Operated Althouse, Princess Margaret Public, St. Gregory. One Bus to Subway.

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maintained by same owners for 35 years, updated mechanically and cosmetically. Stunning 4-season gardens for outdoor enjoyment; convenient location with easy access to TTC and major traffic routes, friendly quiet neighbourhood with great schools and green space.

www.sheilabarr.ca

Bedroom plus Den condo with 2 Parking Spaces! Open-concept Living & Dining Room. Eat-in Kitchen. Large Master Bedroom with ensuite Bath & Walk-in Closet. Great location--Walk to shopping, schools, parks, with one bus to subway! Minutes to Royal LePage Real Estate Downtown & Airport! $295,000 Providing Professional Service with a Personal Touch! Ltd., Brokerage

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38 COURTLEIGH SQ. Excellent first time Buyer. Shows Beautifully! New Hardwood in LR/DR/and Main Fl. Fam. Rm. New Laminate in 3 Bedrooms. 2 baths: 4pc total Reno. Tasefully painted.... Access to garage from inside home. Rec. Rm. plus more to finish in Bsmt. Walk out from Eat-in Kit. to deck. A must see. When you need Moore... Call Rita!

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Custom 4 Bedroom Home In Sought-After Markland Wood! www.martiphilp.com Requires Work / TLC To Restore It Back To It’s Original Splendour! 2 Fireplaces, Hardwood Flooring, Ensuite & Walk-In Closet In Master. Great Opportunity! Home Has Re/Max Professionals Huge Potential. Awaits Your Vision & Personal Touch. Fabulous Community. Minutes To Downtown. Call For Your Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated Personal Viewing. MLS # W2476982

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Burnhamthorpe Heights/Markland Woods, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, eat in kitchen walkout from living room to Royal LePage West private garden, finished family room, finished recreation room Realty Group, Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated Virtual tour http://www.myvisuallistings.com/vtnb/94220

GEORGE KARANOPOULOS Broker

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Great Investment Property Available For Sale In Premium Central Etobicoke On 50’ x 150’ Lot! Great Potential For Renovators Or Builders. Surrounded By Million Dollar Homes. One Of The Best School Districts. Investment Re/Max West Realty Inc., Opportunity In Prime Location. Architectual Drafts To Build Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated 3300 Sq Ft Luxury Home W/Double Car Garage. $549,000

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Breaking News!!!

Porritt Real Estate is teaming up with Royal LePage! We are staying in the community we have been in for over 57 years and as always we are Dedicated to our community and to finding you the right home! We look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs under our new umbrella

ROYAL LEPAGE PORRITT REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE 3385 LakeShore Blvd. West 416 259-9639

Royal LePage is the fastest growing real estate franchise in Canada. Currently there are over 600 Royal LePage locations with almost 14,000 Royal LePage Realtors nationwide. You may be asking what this means to you. It is simple. The same continued quality and personal service that we have been providing you plus access to some new marketing tools that will enhance the sale of your existing home and/or the purchase of your next property.

Shelley Porritt

Broker of Record

Liz/Carl Porritt Brokers

Betty Ann Vento Broker

Chris Porritt Salesperson

Ismail Moola Salesperson

Richard Adach Broker

To contact one of our agents or to join our office, call

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ATTENTION REALTORS! offers you an additional branding opportunity! For Only $199 a month you can take over the Etobicoke area. 2 packages available Tuesday to Friday & Saturday to Monday. Call Zoie 416 495-6625 or Brian 416 495-6632 for details. GO TO

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RE/MAX Professionals’ annual kick-off event RE/MAXProfessionalsrecently kick started their agents for the new year with business planning, networking, and the latest technology at the Islington Golf Club. Founded in 1980, Re/Max Professionals ownership has roots in Etobicoke going back over 40 years. The growth of RE/Max in market share and agent count is unprecedented and reaches around the globe. Growing the brokerage to over 250 entrepreneurial sales associates, Pamela Alexander is Managing Director, North American Operations and CEO of RE/ MAX Ontario-Atlantic Can-

ada Inc., and husband John Alexander managed operations at RE/MAX professionals. Fast forward to 2012 and the brokerage welcomes the third generation to its leadership team. Daughter Leah Ambler, and son Christopher

Alexander, both successful realtors in the GTA, will add another dimension and influence to the vision of RE/ MAX Professionals. For more information, please visit online at www.remaxprofessionals.ca

ADVERTORIAL

Kingsway welcomes you home On a quiet street nestled in the vibrant Kingsway neighbourhood, two brand new single standing homes have recently emerged. Two years ago Kerubico Fine Home Building purchased a run down, two-storey home set on an expansive 50x100 lot at 3 Marquis Ave. Owner of Kerubico, Jakub Kuziminski, saw potential in the land and planned to severe the current home to make room for two ultra modern energy efficient dwellings. AsasuccessfulbuilderintheGTA for the past 10 years, Jakub planned to enrich the neighbourhood with his high quality homes. But, he was met with disdain from neighbours who protested the development, delaying construction for a year. “The home was in bad shape and was ready to be torn down,” says Jakub. “But some neighbours didn’t like the idea of change.” After much adversity, Jakub received approval from the Committee of Adjustments to build the properties from the ground up. He worked with his trusted contractors to create sleek and modern 2,700 square foot, two-storey interiors. Jakub and his wife Maria designed the bright open floor plans with clean, contemporary details,

Kerubico introduces two brand-new, modern, free standing homes at 3a and 3b Marquis Ave in the Kingsway.

metal railings and custom wood cabinetry throughout the houses. As an Energy Star builder and member of Net Zero Energy Home Coalition, Jakub went above and beyond the building code to make the homes energy efficient. The homes were equipped with energy efficient appliances and plenty of LED lighting that shine bright throughout the homes. In keeping with the neighbourhood’s charming characteristics, the exterior is enriched with traditional finishes to match the homes that lined the street.

What were once protested by neighbours are now two wellappreciated homes, praised by the same people who opposed them. “Theneighboursareimpressed,” says Jakub. “One of them told me they are happy to look out their window to two beautiful homes instead of a run down property.” One of the homes is currently on the market while the other is receiving final touches. To view the homes please contact Jakub at 416-877-0753. For more information on Kerubico services visit www.Kerubico.com.


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YOUR OWN PRIVATE LITTLE OASIS! Stunning! What A Nice Home. Backs Onto A Ravine. This Well Loved 4 Bedroom Home Has A Renovated Eat-In Kitchen With Granite Counters, Enormous Living Room With A Picture Window Overlooking The Front Garden. The basement has a huge recreation room complete with Franklin Stove. You’ll Love The Backyard complete with a covered patio that has seen many family B.B.Q’s This home is a little Oasis and must be seen to be appreciated. For a picture tour please visit www.tinaklein.com

*top 1% of Royal LePage sales force based on dollar value (since 2003) **Based on freehold transaction units as per RE Stats Inc. “The Kingsway” being defined as postal code M8X

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Rob Kelly Broker

Direct: 416-450-7614 office: 905-821-3200 www.robkelly.ca

JOHN DI MATTEO

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South KingSway Great opportunity, split plan layout, downtown and in

2+1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1125 sq ft, just steps from the heart of it all. $334,900

Stunning nearly new 3 bed, 4 bath w/hardwood thru-out, crown moulding, W/O bsmt, high-end finishes, fully landscaped tiered yard. Only $759,900

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ERNIE GUIDOCCIO Sales Representative

416 762-8255 www.ernieg.ca Royal Lepage Real Estate

Services Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

EXQUISITE ETOBICOKE BUNGALOW ON ONE-OF-A-KIND ELEVATED LOT

38 MAYDOLPH RD Custom Design W/ Top-Of-The-Line Finishes & The Highest Of Quality Brazilian Hrdwd Thru-Out. Simply Stunning, Contemporary Layout From Top To Bottom Boasting Touch Lighting, An Open Concept Kitchen, Dining & Living Layout, Large Principal Rms, Signature Bath, Ample Closet & Storage Allowances, Natural Flooding Light, Wet Bar, In-Wall Fish Tank, The List Goes On! Renovations Done Right & Pure Attention To Detail! MLS# W2478617. $848,000

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4 PM 14 SUNNYLEA AVE WEST Charming 3 beds 2 baths detached on a family street. Hardwood floors, fireplace walkout to gorgeous backyard. Steps to excellent schools, TTC, TRUE SUNNYLEA DELIGHT! and “The Kingsway”

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Custom Built Family Home In Prime Etobicoke Neighborhood! Gourmet Eat-In

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Sutton Group Old Mill Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

PORT CREDIT VILLAGE! Renovated & spacious 3 bedroom/3 bath condo. Traditional layout, big balcony! Walk to GO, shops, dining, lake. Pet & BBQ friendly. $499,000

MYSTIC POINT POPULAR LORA HILL PARK! Solid & spacious bungalow in family-friendly neighbourhood! Great layout, eat-in kitchen, gracious living room with fireplace & big window with pretty view! Near schools, park, 20 minute drive to financial & theatre district! This house has serious potential, don’t miss out on it! $649,000

Chic 2 Bedroom/2 Bath condo with wall of windows & panoramic view of lake & city. 10 minutes to Toronto’s financial & theatre district. $362,000

MILLGATE MANOR Mill Rd/Burnhamthorpe. Spacious Penthouse, 2+ Bedrooms, renovated kitchen, hardwood floor, 2 balconies with city & lake views. Gym, indoor & outdoor pools! $286,000

SELLING TORONTO’S WEST END FOR 30 YEARS

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MIMICO TRIPLEX! 13 Wesley St. Great investment opportunity in one of Toronto’s hottest pockets! Two x 2 bedr and one x 1 bedr. 3 car parking. Separate electrical meters for each unit. Well maintained building. Steps to Go Train. $719,900

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PROVEN RESULTS!!! Frank Leo FANTASTIC BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY!! Large restaurant with drive thru on a ¾ acres lot, in the heart of Bolton, zoned for fast food national chain, completely renovated (09) seats 75, 35 parking spaces, currently very successful business also included for $1,975,000!!

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 from $988,000 & $1,058,000!!

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Prestigious executive 5+2 bdrm 2 storey, gorgeous stone & brick exterior, professionally landscaped lot, backing onto Conservation lands, absolutely a must see, beautifully finished thru-out, Jatoba hardwood & granite flrs, custom kitchen inground pool, & much more for $1,990,000 Call to view!!

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BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE!!! Large detached 4 bdrm 2 storey, finished basement, huge 50’ x 199’ lot! Located close to all conveniences, quick access to Hwys, many upgrades thru-out, Well maintained home Must be seen for $849,900!!

KEELE &401!! Fabulous detached 4+1 bdrm 2 storey, double garage, interlock, large verandah, double door entry, centre hall plan, 4 wshrms, combined living and dining rm, cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors in family rm, wonderful family size kitchen, w/o to large deck & heated inground pool, gorgeous prof. landscaped lot, finished bsmnt and many extras for only $849,000!!

PRESTIGIOUS WESTON DOWNS!

Fabulous High Demand Location, builders model home, gorgeous curb appeal. Stone front exterior, extra wide garage doors, interlock drive, double door entry, large foyer, gleaming hardwood flrs, centre hall plan, large principle rm. Massive kitchen, granite countertop, s/s appliances, marvelous master bedroom, full ensuite & w/i closet, finished basement, 2 staircases, 9ft ceilings, crown moulding. Plus much more $999,888!!

ALDERWOOD 4 BDRM 2 STOREY!!

Simply Stunning Custom built property, gorgeous open concept layout, dream kitchen, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, Quartz countertop, gleaming hardwood floors, magnificent master bedroom, w/i closet 5 pc ensuite, finished basement, fenced yard, great location only $769,900!!

PREMIUM RAVINE LOT!!

Gorgeous Property 90’ x 143’ lot backing onto the Humber River & situated on quiet dead end street. Custom built 2 storey with addition & walkout bsmnt. Fabulous layout, granite countertop & floors, 5+1 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, finished basement with second kitchen ideal for entertaining or nanny suite, w/o to professionally landscaped lot with inground salt water pool, patio, deck, & spectacular ravine views. Meticulously well maintained property offered at only $1,699,900!!

BURNHAMTHORPE / PONYTRAIL!!

Incredible fully renovated custom built 4+1bdrm sidesplit, large professionally landscaped lot with in-ground pool, beautiful gourmet Cherrywood Custom kitchen, fabulous foyer with grand staircase and skylight, impressive family rm with fireplace & w/o to patio, gleaming hardwood flrs, and much more for $899,000!!

SOUTH ETOBICOKE BEAUTY!!

Stunning custom built 4 bdrm 2 stry, loaded with over 100K in high end upgrades and landscaped to perfection. Huge family room addition with 12’ ceilings, heated floors & w/o to patio, gorgeous master bedroom with large balcony, 4 pc ensuite, outstanding workmanship thru-out, with lifetime guarantees on numerous upgrades, truly a must see for $739,000!!

ROYAL YORK/NORSEMAN!!

Custom built 4+2 bdrm 2 storey with addition, gorgeous renovated kitchen & baths, granite counter tops, gleaming hardwood floor, 4 full baths, main floor. Family room & den, 2nd floor laundry, finished basement with separate entrance, quality craftsmanship through-out, thousands spent must be seen for $1,100,000!!

CUSTOM BUILT ALDERWOOD 2 STOREY!!

Fabulous design, great curb appeal, Large 4 bdrm with 4 washrooms, finished basement. Stunning classic combination of hardwood, marble & ceramic floors, high ceilings, skylight, Oak stairs, family size kitchen with breakfast area, granite countertop, centre island, stainless steel appliances & many extras for $888,800!!

ST. CLAIR/DUFFERIN!! Fabulous neighborhood. Close to all amenities, detached Investment property. Live in & rent or just rent all out. Large addition at back. 4 separate hydro meters, 4 kitchens, 5 bathrooms, detached double garage, huge balcony & veranda. Amazing Value only $699,900!!

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VAUGHAN MILLS & LANGSTAFF!!

Incredible luxury condo, great location close to Vaughan Mills shopping centre, Canada’s Wonderland, restaurants, and all conveniences. Fabulous gated community, 24hr concierge, Fantastic facilities, spacious 2 bdrm condo, stainless steel appl. Granite countertop, gleaming ceramic & hardwood flrs thru-out. A must see for $619,900!!

MARTIN GROVE GARDENS!! Stunning 3 bdrm 1 ½ storey, renovated thru-out, large sundrenched principal rooms, huge pie shaped lot. New windows, roof, electrical, trims, bathrooms, and much more, great neighbourhood located close to all conveniences must be seen for only $499,900!!

Rare huge 1,590 sq. ft. 2 + 1 bdrm corner unit in the exclusive Manhattan Place. Spacious open concept layout, gleaming parquet floors, Large master bdroom with gorgeous 5 piece ensuite & walk- in closet, modern family size kitchen, unobstructed South West view, voted North York Condo of the Year in 2009, a must see for $499,000!!

BLOOR / LANSDOWNE!!

High demand nieghbourhood, 4 bedroom brick 2 ½ storey home, large living room, separate formal dining room, enclosed front porch/ sunroom, garden, detached garage, located close to amenities, only $449,900!!

WESTON RD / BUTTONWOOD!!

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BOVAIRD / SANDLEWOOD!!

Fabulous Brampton Mattamy built 3+1 bdrm 2 storey, Immaculate home! Spacious open concept modern kitchen with family room great for entertaining, stainless steel appliances, formal dining room with Coffered ceiling, large living room with Cathedral Ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors, 2nd flr laundry, 4 pc ensuite and many extras for only $428,900!!

Prime Kingsway / Edenbridge nieghbourhood. Fabulous layout, 1+1 bedroom suite, open concept living and dining rm, w/o to private balcony / terrace, thousands spent on upgrades, granite countertop, breakfast bar, high ceilings, steps to transit, Humbertown Plaza, & amenities only $319,900!!

BEAUMONT HEIGHTS ESTATE!

Totally renovated Etobicoke beauty, gorgeous stone exterior finish & curb appeal. Custom kitchen, granite counter top, stainless steel appliances, skylight, gleaming hardwood flrs, prof. finished basement with separate in-law suite, garage, large back yard only $599,900!!

Prime development land, surrounded by Thistletown Plaza, 3+1 bedroom Semidetached bungalow on a 35’x183’ lot (3 adjacent lots also) providing over 20,000 sq ft for all kinds of development potential, $549,000!!

BAY & DUNDAS CONDO!!

INVESTMENT PROPERTY!! Multiple unit property in The Junction, Main floor store with 3 apartments 4 separate meters, 2 bachelor suites and a 1 bedroom suite. St. Clair & Runnymede, Opportunity knocks. Call to view only $469,900!!!

Luxury Tridel building at Wellesley and Sherbourne, spacious and bright 2 bedroom, open concept layout with stunning city view. Fabulous kitchen with granite countertop & Centre Island. Upgraded floors throughout. Master bedroom includes w/in closet and 4 pc ensuite, plus roof top pool, exercise room, sauna, billiard room, party room, concierge & much more for $469,900!!!

KEELE & ST CLAIR!!

Great Income potential! 4 bedroom, 2 storey semi, well laid out, spacious principal rms, 2 kitchens, 2 full bathrooms, many updates thru-out, located close to all conveniences. Just steps to shops & transit for only $379,900!!

NUVO 2!! Luxurious Tridel built, immaculate 1 bedroom plus den, bright open concept layout, French doors, laminate floors, W/O to balcony, modern kitchen granite countertop, breakfast bar, 24 hr concierge, world class amenities, steps to Subway and Go Train, only $299,900!!

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Highly sought after Weston & Major Mackenzie opportunity, Spacious 4 + 1 bedroom, 5 wshrms, 2 storey, large combined living & dining rm, separate family rm with fireplace, family - size kitchen, finished basement with kitchen & washroom ideal for in- law suite, loaded with upgrades & extras must be seen. $599,900!!

Live in downtown Toronto without compromising on space. Completely renovated, designer finishes thru-out, this spacious 2 bdrm corner unit features gorgeous kitchen with Quartz countertop, gleaming hardwood, and many extras just steps to Subway, Dundas square, Eatons Centre, Hospitals, & all amenities for $499,900!!

THE JAMES CLUB!!

Spacious 3 bdrm townhouse, 4 bathrooms, large combined living and dining room, bright family size kitchen, finished basement w/ kitchenette & bath, w/o to backyard, garage access door, and many extras, located close to all conveniences for $349,900!!

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THE BELLARIA RESIDENCE!!

Elegant 2 storey, located on a quiet court, large foyer entrance to spacious open concept living room, gleaming hardwood floors, crown moulding, formal dining room, wonderful family size kitchen overlooking fabulous deck, magnificent family room with fireplace, updated Argon windows and many extras only $629,900!!

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THE TIDES @ MYSTIC POINTE!! Stunning corner suite, Pacific model, 2 bdrm. 2 bath, open concept layout, granite countertop in modern upgraded kitchen, spacious open concept living/dining room, w/o to balcony, views of Lake Ontario, Humber Park & Toronto skyline. Call to view only $359,900!!

MAVIS / DUNDAS!!

Impressive 2 bdrm condo townhouse, absolutely immaculate home, nicely renovated. Large Bleached Oak kitchen, spacious open concept living and dining room, with w/o to large balcony, great lower level suite for only $279,900!!

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OAKWOOD & VAUGHAN!!

Rare Investment opportunity, at affordable price. Store with a 2 bdrm apt, above. Previously a convenience store, 4 car parking & lrg basement, high traffic area, great central location, close to all conveniences & transportation for $349,000!!

RUNNYMEDE / ST CLAIR Only $299,900, detached bungalow, eatin kitchen, 2 bedroom, enclosed front porch/ sunroom, detached garage, fenced backyard, close to all amenities & transit, Amazing Value!!

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Transportation

TTC to operate LRT lines Transit summit focuses on RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Metrolinx and the TTC will work together after all to run four light rail transit lines in Toronto. Accompanied by Ontario Minister of Transportation Bob Chiarelli, representatives from both transit agencies held a joint press conference at TTC headquarters Wednesday, announcing an agreement in principle has been reached for the operation of the LRT lines, the first of which is scheduled to open in 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, the TTC will be responsible for operating the transit lines – EglintonScarborough Crosstown, Finch, Sheppard and Scarborough – leaving all design, construction and maintenance work to the private sector. Metrolinx also agreed to let the TTC co-ordinate operation of the lines through its Hillcrest control facility, a crucial factor in the agreement, said TTC CEO Andy

Byford. “It was very important to make sure we got the operations, safety and customer service elements right and Bruce (McCuaig, Metrolinx CEO) and I have worked very hard on a framework that can deliver that aspiration,” said Byford at the press conference. The agreement comes exactly two weeks to the day Metrolinx informed the TTC in writing that the province would look for a private sector partner to run the lines. But McCuaig said the letter from Sept. 19 addressed to the TTC simply represented “one moment in time” and negotiations continued to find a suitable compromise. He denied the decision to send the letter was a negotiating tactic intended to put pressure on the TTC to come to terms on an agreement. “This was not about putting pressure on anyone,” said McCuaig. “It was about two partners working together to deliver a new approach on

this infrastructure, and that’s exactly what we did.” While the question of what transit entity will operate the lines has been resolved, details remain to be finalized, and McCuaig said he expected a master agreement to be hammered out in the next couple of months. Another issue is how much funding the province will give to the TTC to run the lines. TTC chair Karen Stintz said a decision on that matter isn’t due until two years before the lines open. “We have time to work out those details,” she said. Chiarelli called on the federal government to implement a national strategy for planning and funding transit projects over the long term. He said his government to date had kicked in nearly $13-billion in infrastructure funding for Ontario, while the federal commitment for the entire country was half that. “They need to come to the table with more,” said Chiarelli.

19th Annual Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame

INDUCTION DINNER Thursday November 1, 2012 The Old Mill 21 Old Road, Etobicoke Reception - 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Ceremonies - 6:30 p.m. Tickets $175 per person

Spend an evening with Etobicoke’s inductees in the historic charm and elegance of The Old Mill. Please order your tickets early as the dinner is usually sold out!

The Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce our 2012 Inductees: Tom Anselmi Robert Bendera Lisa Bentley Claude Lemieux Craig Ramsay Also awarded by the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame: • Five $1,000 scholarships for students of Humber College • Two Etobicoke High School student awards of $1,000 • Donation to the Special Olympics

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Universities, colleges seen as central transit nodes to moving 650,000 students across the GTHA RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com A conference held at York University in late September rightfully recognized the political importance of post-secondary school students when it comes to regional transit planning, said a Toronto city councillor this week. Adam Vaughan, who helped organize Going to School: A Transit Summit, which took place last Friday at York University, said the event succeeded in bringing attention to the importance of universities and colleges as central transit nodes crucial to the mobility of an estimated 650,000 post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). “We have a fresh focus now,” said Vaughan on Monday of the inaugural summit, which was held inside the Underground restaurant in the York Student Centre and co-organized by the university’s CITY Institute. “We’ve never looked at who we were serving, that’s been missing from the debate. Focusing on students gives us a political base.” At the summit, York University student Michael Collens said students want to take transit to get to school, even though they are forced to rely on cars due to minimal service. “We haven’t addressed how people are going to get places via transit because of a lack of connectivity,” said Collens,

who took part in a panel discussion along with TTC chair Karen Stintz and GO Transit president Gary McNeil. “We have connections in place but don’t synchronize them between transit authorities,” he said. “And we have to do it more with the population increases in the region.” During his keynote speech Vaughan, who represents Trinity—Spadina on Toronto City Council, used presentation slides to illustrate how the establishment of universities in the GTHA has historically fuelled urban growth, beginning pre-Second World War and continuing through the post-war boom years before stagnating for decades until the turn of the century. But provincial and federal interest in universities of late and worsening regional traffic congestion mean the time to green-light transit expansion is now, said Vaughan to the planners, academics and commentators in attendance. “The development of transit goes together with a boom in university building like a hand in glove,” said Vaughan. Urban planner Sean Hertel told the estimated 150 participants continued regional development is dependent on better transit. Suburbs in particular have formed their own regional identity and are no longer defined by their proximity to larger city centres, he said. “We live regional lives now,” said Hertel who spoke on a panel moderated by

new Toronto chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat. “We’re engaged in city building whether we realize it or not.” At the Keele campus, where a subway station for the upcoming Spadina extension is currently under construction, 1,900 buses from five different transit agencies visit York daily, said Christopher Wong, the university’s director of transportation planning. He called for more transit, particularly connections linking east and west. “East and west connections are vital and will set the stage for the next 25 years of growth for the university,” said Wong. City councillor Shelley Carroll, who represents Don Valley East, told the audience she wanted to see fellow transit campaigners alongside her at developer meetings and Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings “fighting density”. “Transit supporters need to be in the conversation because higher density supports greater transit,” said Carroll on Monday. “If you’re an activist, flip through every newspaper and know when people are discussing growth and development issues. “The safest thing to do politically is push off a transit project and not do anything at all,” Carroll said. n On Twitter? Follow @ TOinTransit

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