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CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Members of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke are putting their business backgrounds to good use at Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy (SHEA) this month, acting as mentors to students participating in this year’s 16th annual Winter Wonderland student venture showcase. Jack Fleming, chair of Rotary Etobicoke’s vocational services committee, said the mentorship endeavor with SHEA students was designed as a way to “foster and strengthen” the relationship between the club and Etobicoke’s business leaders of tomorrow.

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prepared for the future “They’re coming out of high schools and colleges and they’re going to be leaders in the business community, so we wanted to come up with a process to help those students be better prepared to go into the business community going forward,” he said, noting that he took the idea to SHEA’s principal, Rizwana Jafri, who suggested Rotary mentor those Grade 9

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and 11 students heading up this year’s Winter Wonderland event. The annual student venture showcase – which takes place on Dec. 17 this year – is one in which freshman students from the Introduction to Business

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Planet Bowl to be Pan Am venue An Etobicoke bowling alley will be the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games’ bowling venue. Planet Bowl hosts 48 top women’s and men’s bowlers from 20 countries in the Americas and Caribbean going for gold in singles and doubles competition. Known as the Pan Am Bowling Centre during the Games, the 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. alley is part of the

Etobicoke cluster for the Games with aquatics training and BMX competitions nearby. “Elite bowling is an amazing sport to watch,” Ian Troop, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), said in a statement. “Almost everyone has tried

bowling and knows how hard it is to get that elusive strike. These athletes make it look easy. It will be a great community atmosphere as we cheer them on to victory in 2015.” John Chapman, manager of Planet Bowl and a senior member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), added: “We’re incredibly excited to host the TORONTO

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Santa gives some extra special attention to Precious, an eight-year-old calico who’s looking for a forever home with her sister, Coco, at the Etobicoke Humane Society.

On Santa’s wish list: homes for humane society’s animals Holiday Paws Gift campaign helps EHS operations CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com The Etobicoke Humane Society (EHS) kicked off its holiday fundraising campaign this week with a very special visit from a man in red. “Ho ho ho, I love animals,” said Santa Claus, who dropped by EHS’s Six Point Road shelter Monday to help launch the Holiday Paws Gifts campaign. “I was so glad to get the chance to come out today and spend some time with the animals here, and hopefully find some new homes for them that will be good, healthy homes.” During his hour-long visit, Santa spent time with each and every one of the four dogs and 34 cats and kittens who are currently await-

ing their forever homes under the care of EHS and its 150 dedicated volunteers. As an independent, all-volunteer registered charity, EHS runs strictly on donations from animal lovers and fundraising endeavors, said EHS President Pia Lauretti, noting that 100 per cent of donations go directly to cover EHS’s animal care and shelter operation costs. “Fundraising is our life and death, our bread and butter. We don’t receive any funding from the government, so everything we do is from fundraising and donations,” she said. “Not one of us has a salary here, so all of our fundraising and the donations we receive go directly into the shelter.” For those looking for a thoughtful holiday gift for the animal lovers in their lives, Lauretti urged they consider donating to EHS’s Holidays Paws Gifts fundraising campaign, which provides opportunities for levels of support – from $10 to $250 and beyond. Here’s a sample of what different

levels of donation will provide: ■ $10 Stocking Stuffer package provides an animal with a luxury toy or blanket so they have a little extra to celebrate ■ $30 Holiday Feast package gives an animal a belly full of food this holiday with nutritious, fulsome meals all winter long as they wait to be adopted ■ $100 Vet Care holiday package covers the needs of an animal this season, including a full health check up, a full belly every day, and a warm bed each night ■ $250 New Year, Fresh Start package provides an animal with a spay or neuter surgery, and full recovery to ensure responsible ownership and a long, healthy life Go to www.canadahelps.org/ dn/16584 to donate or by mail or in person, send or bring a cheque payable to the Etobicoke Humane Society to the shelter at 67 Six Point Rd., Toronto, Ont., M8Z 2X3.

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Santa and his spectacular parade returns to the Lakeshore this Saturday. The 23rd annual EtobicokeLakeshore Santa Claus Parade travels along Lake Shore Boulevard West from Dwight Avenue in Mimico to Thirty-Sixth Street in Long Branch starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 7. Come out to see 15 floats, eight bands and approximately 150 costumed and made-up children, teens and adults, including polar bears, pirates, rabbits, penguins, toy soldiers, elves and mice. Mike “Pinball” Clemons is this year’s parade marshal.

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n Tuesday morning, Mayor Ford arrived – late – for the kickoff of the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive. It was OK, though; the only people kept waiting were a few television cameras and reporters, some city staff and the city manager. In other years, there were children at the launch, and the mayor would crouch down and chat with them as they played with toys. This time, a city spokesperson said protocol staff made the call to not have children because of “scheduling” issues – it was awfully close to lunchtime – and because of the crush of cameras. If anyone was concerned about the lesson sent, having small children photographed with an admitted illegal drug user...well, no one was saying. About an hour later, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly emerged from a meeting with Ontario Premier

david nickle the city Kathleen Wynne, where they spoke about matters of transit and housing and other topics of mutual interest. Mayor Ford was not invited, an omission which Wynne explained succinctly: “I’m meeting with the deputy mayor because he is the representative of Toronto City Council.” It’s hard to argue otherwise. Mayor Ford and his brother Doug characterized council’s startling repudiation of the mayor as a “coup d’etat.” It’s not quite that – the mayor’s still the mayor, after all, and the only tank that has moved at city hall is a fish tank, from the deputy mayor’s office to the mayor’s. But it is in real terms a vote of non-confidence, as councillors have

There is a fine line between an outsider and a truant, a critic and a vandal, an aggrieved suburban hero and a child in a tantrum. The Fords are crossing that line.....

taken back all the powers that were theirs to give. The mayor and his brother do not appear keen to regain that confidence. Doug Ford spent the first part of the week in budget committee continuing to embellish last week’s allegation that city staff have conspired with a rogue council, to primp up the 2014 budget with wasteful spending and unnecessary tax increases. As for Mayor Ford – in addition to showing up late to one of the few events that are within his more limited purview, he’s so

far snubbed any attempts by Deputy Mayor Kelly to meet and discuss the way forward in the new order of things. Immediately following the non-confidence vote, this strategy might have seemed a winning one. Ford won in 2010 as council’s ultimate outsider, so now that he’s been thrown out, why not play the outsider again? It’s starting to become clear, however, that that game is already a little old. There is a fine line between an outsider and a truant, a critic and a vandal, an aggrieved suburban hero and a child in a tantrum. The Fords are crossing that line; while council, for the first time in three years really, has freed itself to behave like the mature level of government that Torontonians might at one time have expected.

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Let mayor do job he was voted to do christmas tradition To the editor: I used to believe I lived in a democratic society but after the antics at city hall, I realize that is not true. We, the people of this great city, voted for Rob Ford as our mayor and only the people should be allowed to remove him from his duties, not the councillors. I, for one, will not vote for a councillor now in office and I hope all voters will do the same. The media is

creating a circus at city hall and should be ousted. Many people I know have cancelled the newspaper and will not watch the news on TV. Ford has done things he should not have and because of all the techies out there, we are all aware of this; however, he has saved the taxpayers lots of money and curbed spending at city hall. It must be nice to be perfect like all the councillors and the media. When I see the

media following Ford with his children on Halloween, accosting him at his house, disturbing his mom and family, I see red. Right now Ford needs friends not enemies. He has tried his best to do everything he could for all of us. I don’t understand why Ford’s friends are throwing him under the bus. It is time to get back to work at city hall. Let Ford to the job we voted for. Linda Carscadden

Stripping of powers, politics at its worst To the editor: Re: ‘Political spectrums unite against Mayor Ford,’ The City, Nov. 21. I just read my regular weekly laugh; the unmitigated pap that emanates from the pen of David Nickle. In his latest diatribe he states councillors from all sides unite against the mayor. What he is quite happy to overlook is that those councillors are politicians and will bend into

whatever direction the wind dictates, whereas Mayor Rob Ford, who is not and never will be a politician, does not need to cover his proverbial backside as do all of these other wimps. As a direct result of this most recent fiasco I think we should be changing the name of Toronto council to the Duma or its counterpart in Beijing since it is reasonably evident that is where our esteemed councillors are seek-

ing their guidance. Of course in the case of councillors Adam Vaughan, Shelley Carroll and Glenn De Baeremaeker, it has long been obvious where lie their allegiances and so their actions are to be presumed. But when you have normally sane thinking individuals siding with the mob mentality it then becomes politics at its very worst. Dennis Piper

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Bring Fluffy for a photo with Santa Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa. Bring your pet or pets on leashes or in cages to Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall, on Sunday, Dec. 8, 15 and 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to have their picture taken with St. Nick. A portion of the proceeds benefits St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog services. Call 416-236-1669. get your fill of baked goods and crafts Add a homemade flair to your Christmas gift list and celebrations. Need last-minute gifts? Don’t want to bake? Attend the Christmas Bake and Crafters’ Sale on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave. at Royal York Road. For more, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/mimicopresbyterianchurch

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Challenge: Keeping food accessible Stonegate CHC trying to mitigate loss of food sources with plaza redevelopment

CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Concern that Stonegate could soon become a “food desert” during the upcoming redevelopment of the local plaza has prompted the Stonegate Community Health Centre (CHC) to schedule a community food strategy meeting next month. Executive Director Bev Leaver said that while the community health centre has so far been spared, all its neighbours at Stonegate Plaza were recently served with eviction notices – including the area’s two main food sources, the Valumart grocery store and the Polomarket deli. Both are expected to close sometime in January or February. While Loblaw Companies Ltd. has yet to confirm the Valumart’s official closing date, it is widely rumored to be Jan. 31. “In terms of coming up with some food strategies and alternatives for the community, I think it’s timely for us to be working on those – even if there’s only a gap in having a grocery store here for a couple of years. That’s certainly a significant gap for people with mobility issues,” Leaver said, noting that many of the plaza’s customers hail from the 75 low-rise buildings surrounding Stonegate. “For some of them, it’s hard to even get this far – especially when carting groceries and babies and strollers, or walking with a walker or riding a scooter. Those are the people we’re most worried about.” To help address the worries of those residents, Stonegate CHC is set to host its community food strategy meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at a yet-to-be-determined location (depending on numbers). Community concerns for the future of Stonegate first arose when the 55-year-old Berry Road plaza was purchased back in August by the Vandyk Group of Companies, whose current redevelopment

by the results of soil testing, York Road; another is that due back early next month they explore the idea of host– the Valumart is set to be ing Good Food Markets on demolished in March, and site; still another is that they the Polish market given until expand their now-biweekly Feb. 28 to vacate. Good Food Box program through FoodShare. Once those grocers close, Leaver said, the closest alter“Right now, our drops take native will be the Sobey’s on place every two weeks and The Queensway – a more that’s something that we could potentially ramp up expensive grocery store a good kilometre away, which to once a week if the need is out of reach for many in arises,” Graham said of the the community with mobility Good Food Box program, in issues. which residents can order and Julia Graham, Stonegate pick up at Stonegate CHC a CHC’s food program cofamily-sized delivery (three ordinator, grocery bags full) brimsaid the Dec. 10 food stratming with For (people with fresh fruits egy meeting will both promobility issues) it’s hard and vegetavide residents for just to even get this far – bles with an outlet $18. especially when carting to discuss For those their potengroceries and babies residents who don’t feel tial barriers and strollers, or walking themselves to accessing food during with a walker or riding able to lug Stonegate’s all that a scooter. Those are home fresh produce, redevelopthe people we’re most Leaver said ment, and to brainstorm worried about. Stonegate ideas about CHC is also – Bev Leaver, executive director alternalooking into Stonegate CHC tive food delivery sources. options. “We decided to host the “For all of these alternameeting in order to address tives, I think we have to some of the issues and conunderstand exactly what cerns that people will be the barriers are going to be having, and to help inform if we’re going to try to overpeople about what’s going come them. Is it money? Is it on, because even though the transportation? What is it?” news is spreading that there’s she asked. going to be redevelopment, “That’s what this meeting I don’t think are really aware is for, so it’s really important of dates,” she said. that people attend. We really Several speakers will want to hear from the comaddress meeting attendees, munity.” including a representatives All those wishing to attend from the Christ Church St. Stonegate CHC’s Dec. 10 comJames Food Pantry, and somemunity food strategy meeting one from the Stonegate Food are asked to register, as space Access committee. is limited. For more informaAs for Stonegate CHC, tion or to register, email info@ stonegatechc.org or call 416which has already begun brainstorming food strate231-7070 ext. 307. gies, “we can speak directly For those unable to attend to what are some realistic the meeting, Stonegate CHC possibilities that the health posts regular updates on its centre can follow up on and Facebook page at http:// on.fb.me/1coQ5s5 look into,” Graham said. One of those possibilities, Have an opinion on this Graham added, is that the story? Concerned about food centre might host regular accessibility? Email us your bus trips to the No Frills at thoughts to etg@insidetoronto. com The Queensway and Royal

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With the redevelopment of Stonegate Plaza imminent, Stonegate CHC’s Bev Leaver, executive director, left, and Julia Graham, food program co-ordinator, have begun researching possible food strategies to help maintain the surrounding community’s access to groceries when the plaza’s ValuMart and Polish deli close early next year. Stonegate is set to host a community meeting to discuss the issue on Dec. 10.

plans for the 5.3-acre site include the construction of three condominiums of four, six and eight storeys, plus a series of townhouses. Much to the relief of many, Vandyk’s plans for the rede-

veloped plaza also include a large, two-storey commercial/ retail building – one that will accommodate both Stonegate CHC and a replacement grocery store. Those new accommoda-

tions, however, are at least two years away. While Stonegate CHC is hoping to remain on site during the construction of their new building – a decision that will be determined

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Breakfast with Santa Dec. 14 at Franklin Horner Community Centre Little ones can soon enjoy Breakfast with Santa. Join Santa for blueberry pancakes, juice, hot chocolate, coffee and Timbits on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 to11 a.m. at Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. Cookie decorating, face painting, a bouncy castle, obstacle course and henna painting will also be on deck. Tickets are $5. Call 416252-6822. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the food drive.

HOLIDAY CHEER: Brook Tan, left, and Sydney Forest are surprised at the stack of pancakes Santa is tucking into his belly prior to his big night. This year, cookie decorating, face painting, a bouncy castle, obstacle course and henna painting will also be on deck at the Dec. 14 event.

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd., hosts a Children’s Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. features a burger lunch and more. Tickets are $6 for everyone 13 and older; free for kids 12 and under and must be purchased in advance. Adults are responsible for providing a wrapped gift with name tag for each child ($20 range). Call 416-231-2021.

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Division superintendent to deliver eulogy >>>from page 1 him unwrapping himself to get out of it. Probably the people he was pulling over were thinking, ‘What’s pulling us over? A Volkswagen Beetle?’ That’s the kind of guy Johnny was.” Zivcic, 34, died Monday afternoon at St. Michael’s Hospital from severe head injuries after he was ejected from his police cruiser late Saturday afternoon in the Bloor Street West and Neilson Drive area. He was responding to an emergency call for an impaired driver. The woman who drove the second vehicle was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Zivcic spent his entire, nearly sixyear Toronto Police Service career at the Bloor Street West police division, the majority of it working as a traffic officer. It was a job McGrade said the young officer loved. “A nicer guy you would not meet,” McGrade said. “Johnny was a topdrawer kind of guy. He was a very respectful young man. He loved doing that kind of work looking after people. There are so many incidents where his compassion would shine right through.”

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Toronto police Const. John Zivcic, seen here at his graduation in January 2008, died of severe head injuries after a crash on Saturday afternoon at Bloor Street West and Neilson Drive (right).

McGrade explained many of those stories are being recalled by his colleagues – “It’s a tremendous loss for everyone involved; his family, as well as his policing family” – and will be related in a eulogy delivered by 22 Division unit commander Supt. Frank Bergen

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at Zivcic’s memorial service next week. The service takes place Monday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Toronto Congress Centre in the North Building, 650 Dixon Rd. just east of Hwy. 27 and is open to the public. A police procession will take

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8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr. east of Weston Road just north of Hwy. 401. Additional visitations, also open to the public, will be held after the memorial on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home, 2 Regent St. in Thorold, Ont. Zivcic’s family and friends will attend a private funeral mass on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Croatian Church in Thorold, Ont. The public may sign books of condolence in the lobby of Zivcic’s 22 Division police station, 3699 Bloor St. W., west of Islington Avenue. A second book of condolences has been placed in the lobby of Toronto police headquarters at 40 College St. west of Yonge Street. Zivcic is survived by his mother, brother, sister, brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

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Help create opportunities for students by applying for a Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) funding. Not-for-profit organizations and public and private sector employers can visit www.servicecanada. gc.ca/csj to apply for wage subsidies through the CSJ initiative. CSJ provides funding to employers with 50 or fewer

grace peacock business in brief employees to create summer jobs for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are fulltime students returning to their studies in the next school year. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2014. top employers named wToronto’s

The Greater Toronto Area’s Top Employers for 2014 were announced last week, with Humber College, Bayer Canada and William Osler Health System as some of the locally based companies making the cut. The annual competition is held by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and recognizes Toronto employers that lead their industries in offering excep-

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Subway tunnel machine reaches Vaughan A subway extension under construction in the north part of the city celebrated an important milestone this week. The excavation of twin tunnels for the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) is now complete, with the arrival of tunnel boring machine (TBM) “Torkie” at the extension’s terminus in Vaughan. Along with “Holey”, “Moley” and “Yorkie” the machines have bored 6.4 kilometres of subway tunnels dating back to 2011. With the tunnels complete, track and systems installation work can now begin for the $2.4-billion extension of the Spadina line, which is funded by the federal and provincial governments plus the City of Toronto and Region of York. Union Pearson rail electrification study Metrolinx is set to announce it will begin a study on electrifying the rails to serve the Union Pearson (UP) Express air rail link. In an email, Karen Pitre,

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A provincial study panel will release its recommendations on future transit funding in mid-December. The panel was appointed by Premier Kathleen Wynne to evaluate an assortment of levies and fees proposed by Metrolinx to pay for its Big Move transit plan for which it needs $ 2 billion annually for the next two decades to complete to complete the project. The panel will release its recommendations Dec. 13. Rahul Gupta is The Guardian’s transit reporter. His column appears every Thursday. He’s on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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was unveiled at Mel Lastman Square recently as part of the campaign. Being charged with blowing over the legal limit costs more than $15,000 in fines, legal costs, insurance fee hikes and lost wages compared to merely $40 or so for cab fare, it showed. “People are still not getting the message. There are a lot of people in our society who drink and drive every day.

With the holidays approaching, anti-drunk driving advocates are hoping a new eye-catching campaign will teach people about the huge financial costs of getting behind the wheel after a drink or two. A vehicle made out to look like a police car at the front and a Beck taxi at the back

We arrest people who have five, six, seven convictions of impaired driving,” 32 Division Supt. Sam Fernandes said. Over the holidays, some people are more willing to have a drink or two and get behind the wheel, MADD spokesperson Carolyn Swinson said. “When you look at the stats, there are still way too many people out there taking the risk and if you ask people why they

are taking the risk, they will probably tell you they thought they could get away with it,” she added. “After talking to many people charged with impaired driving over the years, many don’t realize what it is going to cost them. When you look at the cost and the $40 cab fare, everybody would agree the cab fare is a bargain by comparison.”

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Program sets students up with winning business strategies >>>from page 1 thing, because we all like baking,” said Paula, as Abdul began designing a logo for the team’s Sugary Sweets Shop, and Jenny surfed the web, searching for the most tantalizing of recipes with which to lure in their student customers. “We’re focusing on brownies, cookies and cupcakes, but we’re also going to put together some fruit kabobs and serve drinks, like hot chocolate and apple cider, too.” As the trio of bakers set to work on their business plan Monday morning, Rotarian Theresa Sherwood offered up practical tips to help the students along. Along with Fleming, Sherwood is one of six Rotarians who has committed to spend every Monday morning helping SHEA’s young entrepreneurs come up with winning business strategies in advance of the

(The students) have come up with a lot of really creative ideas, they just need help executing them. – Theresa Sherwood, Rotarian

Dec. 17 Winter Wonderland showcase. Half hour into this inaugural meeting between students and Rotary mentors, Sherwood said she was impressed by what she’d seen and heard so far. “They’ve come up with a lot of really creative ideas, they just need help executing them,” she said, advising Paula, Jenny and Abdul to choose their ultimate recipes based on equal parts popularity and ease. For veteran SHEA teacher John Magwood, who’s been teaching business at the school for the last 13 years, having the Rotarians in his

classroom is a big help – one he hopes will pay big dividends in the future. “This is their first time interacting with the students, so it’s still early to say, but I’m excited about the possibilities,” he said of SHEA’s partnership with Rotary Etobicoke. And so does Fleming and his fellow Rotarians. While this month’s pilot mentorship program is set to wrap up Dec. 16, Fleming said he hopes to continue Rotary’s relationship with SHEA well into the future to help nurture the budding careers of tomorrow’s business leaders. “The kids are obviously bright and creative at this age, but through this we hope maybe they can see that our experience is valuable and that we can challenge them; challenge their thinking.”

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love and mobile fundraising to really do something cool.” And that she did. Last week, Maxx held a prelaunch exhibit of her Draw Your Heart for HeartEsteem project, showcasing the first 55 heart paintings she’s commissioned from the likes of Jean Augustine, the first AfricanCanadian woman elected to parliament, Dr. David Katz, a leading authority on nutrition and weight management, and Etobicoke Centre MP Ted Opitz, among many others. The heart paintings, inspired by Maxx’s desire to heal the “wounded hearts” of obese children, form the cornerstone of her multi-layered, 16-month HeartEsteem “journey”, which officially launches January and runs until April 2015. In addition to amassing a million such heart paintings, Maxx also hopes to: raise $1 million for children’s programs that promote healthy lifestyles at the local (LAMP Community Health Centre), national (Breakfast Club of Canada) and international

Gloria Maxx knows firsthand the heartache and isolation of childhood obesity – her first attempted suicide came at just age 12. “When I see an overweight boy or girl – especially a young girl – I know what pain can await them. I know what it was like as a child and as an adult to be rejected at every level of life because of my weight; and to be rejected when there’s so much creativity inside,” the 46-year-old Etobicoke resident said of her lifelong battle with obesity, noting that it was music that saved her life when, at age 17, she slit her wrists in a second attempt to take her own life. “What saved me was creativity – not my own, but Elton John’s Someone Saved My Life Tonight. I listened to it again and again and again, and it gave me hope and inspired my own creativity. Creativity saved my life, so I wanted to come up with a way of using creativity,

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Etobicoke's Gloria Maxx launched her 16-month HeartEsteem campaign to battle childhood obesity in the new year.

(U.S. charity Turn the Tide, and a yet-to-be-determined U.K. charity) levels; produce a documentary chronicling HeartEsteem’s journey; launch a 100 Executive Hearts fundraiser; begin selling Create Your Heart kits at retail stores; translate her HeartEsteem campaign for use in French, Spanish and Arabic markets; and last, but certainly not

least, “repath” herself towards a more healthy lifestyle – mind, body and spirit. “I want to do for childhood obesity what Movember did for men’s health, and what the pink ribbon campaign did for breast cancer awareness. The dream is that HeartEsteem will go global,” Maxx said Tuesday at the 55 Hearts exhibit at E-Zone Tap

and Grill. “I know that’s a big dream, but you have to start somewhere. Anybody who tells me it’s impossible and that I can’t do it, I just refuse to believe them.” While Maxx’s goals for the HeartEsteem campaign are lofty ones, she’s rallied a team of influential supporters to the cause – including Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Centre and author of Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well. Hannah Fisher, co-founder of the South Asian Film Festival Canada and former executive director of the Vancouver International Film Festival, said she’ll be helping Maxx get her HeartEsteem documentary made. “I don’t think there are any films, none that I know of, about childhood obesity out there. So, I think it’s stunning what she’s doing,” she said. “I’m so proud of her because it’s a very crippling disease, and she’s had the courage to stand

up and say ‘there is a way out of this’. She’s really a warrior going into uncharted territory, and I think she’ll make a huge difference.” Likewise, Halima Saad, executive director of Madbakh Women’s Initiative, signed up to help Maxx as vice-chair of the HeartEsteem board. “I believe in her and I believe in what she’s advocating for,” she said. “I myself started as a grassroots activist helping women and children, so I believe that with any issue epidemic to the community, someone has to step up – and Gloria has stepped up to this issue of childhood obesity.” As for Maxx herself, she’s just glad she’s found her true calling: “My goal in all of this is to help prevent kids from enduring the pain and wounded heart that I have, and to encourage adults who are obese that it’s never too late to change their life. That’s all I want.”

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Catholic board a ‘leader’ in student mental wellness TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com

The Toronto Catholic s c h o o l b o a rd’s f i f t h annual Mental Health Symposium for Students held last Thursday is part of what makes it top in the field among boards across Ontario, reported its mental health leader. Patricia Marra Stapleton, the board’s psychological associate, said its recent adoption of suicide-intervention guidelines as board policy makes it one of only a handful of boards across Ontario to do so. Marra Stapleton and colleague Lori Nichols made a presentation on Journey to Wellness, one of 12 workshops available during the day-long event at the Old Mill to more than 300 board staff, Stop the Stigma team high school students, as well as guests, including Toronto public board representatives. St. Bernard and Transfiguration elementary schools’ staff and students also participated. Titled, “No Health Without Mental Health”, the day was intended to raise awareness of mental issues and provide a base of knowledge to equip Stop the Stigma student teams to raise awareness within their own schools. “This is unprecedented,” Marra Stapleton said of the creation in 2011 of her position and 71 others in Ontario school boards jointly by the provincial ministries of education, child and youth services and health and long-term care. “It is monumental. Evidence is mounting that mental health and wellness supports students’ well-being and achievement. Evidence and studies continue to show students achieve, stay in school, don’t drop out and become contributing citizens of their community.” One in five Canadian adolescents struggle with mental health challenges throughout their lives, and only one third of those who need mental health services in Canada

actually receive them, a 2009 Mental Health Commission of Canada report indicates. The board’s mental health strategy for students addresses mental wellness, depression and anxiety predominantly, but also addresses suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadians aged 15 to 34, Statistics Canada reports. The strategy involves mental wellness promotion — “What is it? What does it look like? Who to call for help?” Marra Stapleton said — prevention targeting the symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as intervention, including possible referrals to community mental health partners. “We want to bring mental health out of the shadows. In some circles, people still whisper about mental health,” Marra Stapleton said. “We’re breaking down barriers, chipping away at them...’Let’s end the stigma. You’ve got to talk to somebody. Don’t keep it a secret.’ The eloquence and simplicity of that message is incredibly powerful.” Students agreed. “Mental health is not a one-person issue. We have each other (for support),” said Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School Stop the Stigma team member Sebastian Ki, 16. Nicole O’Brien, 15, designed Don Bosco’s Stop the Stigma T-shirts, of which 100 were sold and funds donated to a mental health agency. An elephant is on the T-shirts’ front. “Can you see it?” is written on the back, a reference to mental health as the elephant in the room. “Today is a great opportunity to educate people about mental wellness,” Mariah Rodriguez, 14, said. “It helps people talk about it. You learn you don’t have to battle it on your own. Try to talk to someone.” Stop the Stigma is an awareness week held in

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Dr. Greg Wells shares his experience as keynote speaker at the Stop the Stigma mental health symposium hosted by the TCDSB last Thursday at the Old Mill.

Toronto Catholic high schools to raise awareness of mental health issues, and offer stu-

dents’ support. Dr. Greg Wells presented the symposium’s keynote

address. Wells is a health and high performance expert who has inspired better living through better nutrition and better fitness for 20 years. A coach, scientist and physiologist, Wells is an assistant professor in kinesiology and physical education at the University of Toronto. He is an associate scientist in physiology and experimental medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. Wells’ high-energy, motivating 45-minute talk shared with board staff and students how to perform in a “moment of crisis” by sharing stories and photographs of Canadian Olympic athletes in performance he has coached, including current reigning

world champion sprint kayaker in the K-1000m Adam van Koeverden, and Rosie MacLennan, the current reigning Olympic champion in the individual trampoline event after winning Canada’s only gold at the last summer Olympics. Wells said the keys to performance in moments of crisis are — goal setting; getting in ‘The Zone’; eating better; moving better; thinking better and living better.

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because Mr. Sawyer had a perfect balance between academics and a bit of fun, too,” said Devynn, who wrote a nomination letter singing her favourite teacher’s praises. “At the end of the year, on the last day, we were all crying because none of us wanted to leave Mr. Sawyer’s class – even the supposedly tough kids were all crying. So when I heard the news that he had won, I was very excited for him because I think he deserves it.” A 19-year veteran teacher, Sawyer got his start teaching in classrooms overseas. After graduating from teacher’s college in 1995, the Hamilton native spent a year teaching in Thailand, where he met his wife, then another two in London, England – two vastly different experiences he said helped to shape him as a teacher. “In Thailand it was all about teaching. The students there are taught to respect their parents, monks and teachers, so classroom management was next to nil,” he said. “So when I got to England, it was like being thrown off the deep end. I was teaching in an inner city school in Hackney, an

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Kingsway College School Grade 5 teacher Rob Sawyer has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

area of London where you had to put your wallet in the filing cabinet and lock it as soon as you walked in the classroom. There were a lot of social problems at the time.” Describing that time in England as both “the best and the worst”

of his life, Sawyer said it was that experience that taught him being a teacher often means having to play more than just the one role. “I was police officer, psychologist, social worker and teacher,” he said. “It was there that I learned that a teaching role is not just about teaching – there are many hats we have to wear. Besides my parents raising me, that was the one experience that made me who I am today.” Upon his return to Canada in 1999, Sawyer worked for four years in the Hamilton public school system teaching grades 7 and 8, before moving to Toronto in 2003. While at first reluctant to apply for a job at Kingsway College School, an independent school, Sawyer soon relented to his sister-in-law’s advice and went in for an interview. “Now it’s my 11th year here at the school and it’s been wonderful. As a teacher, as a person, and mostly recently, now as a father, I’m humbled by how good the students, staff and parents have been to me,” he said, giving special praise to Jenn MacDonald, his fellow fifth grade teacher. “My success is based a lot on her

as my teaching partner. She’s from New Brunswick and she’s a pistol. She’s the female version of me and I’m the male version of her – it’s just that I’m six foot, and she’s five foot. She’s a dynamo and she deserves this award just as much as I do.” Sawyer said through the years, he’s learned that leading by example is the best way to earn his students’ respect. “The school has three rules: manners, respect and try your best – and that mantra really suits me. I don’t call my students ‘boys and girls’, I call them ‘ladies and gentlemen’. That’s just the way I teach,” he said. “My expectations are high, but my students know that I lead by example and I practice what I preach. And we have a lot of fun, too.” It’s that teaching philosophy, said Kingsway College School Principal Derek Logan, that has endeared Sawyer to students and staff alike. “Rob’s a born teacher. He relates really well with the kids and he’s a great colleague,” he said.

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New year, new home Having a plan is essential when buying or selling a home

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and investigative efforts so far have not been able to definitively identify who these three persons are...it is extremely important that police identify these three individuals immediately,” Borg said during his appeal. “There is common misconception that when police have a crime captured on surveillance video, that they have everything they need to both solve and prosecute a case,” he added. “I’ve heard this in many investigations, including this one. People simply say, ‘why do you need me? You have it all on video.’ The answer is this: video evidence... is not and never will be all that is required to prove the guilt or innocence of a person or persons. It simply doesn’t tell the whole story.”

...numerous people were in that building and potentially witnessed what happened... Please come forward and give us the information you may have. – Supt. Ron Taverner

Supt. Ron Taverner of 23 Division was also on hand at Wednesday’s press conference to discuss the impact Mitchell’s shooting has had on the community, particularly given that it took place just steps from the entrance to a community centre. Since the shooting, attendance at North Kipling

Community Centre has plummeted, and the Jam Rock 9 basketball tournament that was taking place that night and was scheduled to run every Sunday night until Dec. 29 has since been suspended. Police want to solve Mitchell’s murder as soon as possible, Taverner said, to restore the community’s sense of safety. He noted that his 23 Division officers have stepped up patrols in the neighbourhood in order to reassure the public. “In this particular investigation, we need to have that information come forward – numerous, numerous people were in that building and potentially witnessed what happened on that day...Please come forward and give us the information you may have.” To those who are hesitant to come forward, Borg reminded them that not a single one of the numerous “high-velocity” bullets that killed Mitchell remained in his body, and therefore could easily have struck any one of the many people gathered outside the community centre – including a toddler shown in surveillance images being held by a man just steps away from where Mitchell was struck down. “Considering that there were a number of people standing in the immediate area of the shooting, we are very fortunate that no one else was shot,” he said. Call with tips: Toronto Police Homicide Squad at 416-8087400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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Christmas Open House WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Applewood/The Shaver Homestead, 450 The West Mall CONTACT: Diane, 416-249-7322, ted.opitz.c1b@parl. gc.ca COST: Free MP Ted Opitz hosts his annual Christmas Open House. Bring a nonperishable food item for the food drive. Refreshments. Christmas Pageant ‘A Child Is Born’ WHEN: 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Kingsway-Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway CONTACT: Sheryl Macdonald, 416-489-8904, sherylmac@rogers.com COST: Free Final performance of the season.

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Winter Craft Event WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Royal York Rd United Church, 851 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: Kathleen Bull, herlihybull@rogers.com COST: Free Items to choose from include: jewelry, seasonal goodies, bath products and snack bar. St. Nicholas Day Christmas Fair WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Anglican Church Hall, 60

Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free Christmas Fair offering baked goods, books, CDs, videos, jewelry, gift boxes and treasures. Lunchroom. Raffle Christmas Bake & Crafter’s Sale WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave. CONTACT: Barb Wallace, blwallac@live.ca COST: Free Buy your holiday baking or purchase a last-minute gift. Annual Cookie Walk WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Richview United Church, 149 Wellesworth Dr. CONTACT: Laura Christie, 416-621-5030 COST: Free Christmas cookies available for $4.50/dozen. Bring containers. Holly Tea and Bake Sale WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Bloordale United Church, 4258 Bloor St. W.CONTACT: 416-621-1710 Enjoy tea or coffee with a scone topped with whipped cream and jam. Cost is $5 pp. Christmas cookies priced at $5 per dozen.

A Christmas Story Screening WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free

Watch the classic holiday tale, A Christmas Story. Drop in. A Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Sirius Theatrical Studios, 119 Mimico Ave. CONTACT: Heather Dick, 416236-9011, Info@siriustheatrical. com COST: $15 in advance $20 at the door A fundraising event to support Sirius Theatrical Company and food banks. Sacred Traditions 2013 WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: 416-6226923, info@etobicokecentennialchoir.ca COST: $20 per ticket The Etobicoke Centennial Choir launches its 47th season.

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Christmas Flower Show - Grand Opening Event WHEN: noon to 7 p.m.. WHERE: Centennial Park Conservatory, 151 Elmcrest Rd. CONTACT: Scott Nisbet, 416-392-1417, www.toronto.ca/ parks/conservatories COST: Free Victorian carollers, horse and carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, entertainment. Children’s Christmas Party WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE:

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: 416-2312021COST: 12 and under free, 13 and up $6 Santa makes a stop at the legion. Children 12 years and under are free with a paying adult. Children 13 years and older are $6. Advanced tickets only. Adults are responsible for providing a wrapped gift with name tag for each child. Christmas Bazaar, Lunch & Raffle WHEN: 12 to 3 p.m. WHERE: St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3338 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Olya Kuch, 647-827-6715, olgakuch@rogers.com COST: Free Christmas Bazaar featuring a traditional Ukrainian lunch: borscht, varenyky and holubtsi (cabbage rolls). Raffle, gift baskets, baked goods. Christmas Dreams WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Harvey Patterson, 416-239-5821, theharmonysingers@ ca.inter.net COST: $20 adults, $15 seniors/students, kids 10/under free The Harmony Singers present Christmas Dreams, an afternoon of classics.

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Pedestrians need to stop, look and listen: police CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com With less than a month left until the end of the year, the number of 2013 traffic fatalities has already hit a five-year high, prompting police to urge both pedestrians and drivers alike to “get back to basics.” “We all need to go back and revisit what we learned in kindergarten, which is: stop, look and listen,” Const. Wendy Drummond said. “Just because you have the rightof-way, doesn’t always mean it’s the right way.” As of Dec. 3, Toronto has seen a total of 59 traffic fatalities, including the death of 22 Division’s Const. John Zivcic, who died Monday after being involved in a collision over the weekend that is still being investigated. Of those 59 traffic fatalities, however, 36 have been pedestrians – the highest number of pedestrian fatalities seen in the city since 2009. According to Drummond, fall and early winter are an especially dangerous time on the roads for a number of reasons, including: the hours of daylight become short-

ened, making it darker both later into the morning and earlier into the evening and reducing visibility; winter weather conditions often make roads and sidewalks more slippery with snow and freezing rain; and hoods and umbrellas used by pedestrians often impede visibility, as well. “All of these factors, in combination together, provide for very dangerous conditions – ones that require full attention, both from drivers and pedestrians,” Drummond said. PEDESTRIAN TIPS For pedestrians, Drummond recommends crossing at controlled intersections or crosswalks and always keeping your head up, keeping alert, and maintaining eye contact with drivers – not cellphones. “Electronic devices are something that are keeping people from paying attention,” she said. “I think you’d be hard pressed to go to any intersection at any time of day and not find somebody crossing the road, head down, looking at their phone, oblivious to what’s going on around them.” A large number of pedestrian

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A pedestrian safely crosses Dundas Street West at a crosswalk.

fatalities also tend to be older people, Drummond added, noting that the elderly must always gauge their abilities before attempting to cross the road. “Are you able to cross in the length of time left (at a signalized

crossing)? If you don’t feel you are able, take the time and wait till the next cycle of lights and then go,” she advised. DRIVER TIPS Similarly, Drummond advised

drivers who come upon pedestrians – elderly or otherwise – in their travels, to take caution: “Be patient, be courteous and allow them to get through an intersection safely.” When the weather is bad, drivers are urged to slow down, leave themselves enough time to get to their destination, follow the rules of the road and keep their eyes peeled at all times. “You need to think while you drive. You need to pay attention. There are so many distractions out on the street: people, traffic signals, advertisements, stores, what’s going on in your life, things going on at work, etc,” Drummond said. “There are so many things going through a person’s mind, both as a pedestrian and as a driver, so we really need to stop and get back to the basics. Pay full attention, whether you’re driving or crossing the street on foot, and have all your senses geared towards getting to your destination safely.” The Police Safety Column appears in The Guardian the first Thursday of every month. Email etg@insidetoronto.com if there’s a topic you’d like to read about.

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Union Pearson Express Electrification Environmental Assessment Transit Project Assessment Study and Class Environmental Assessment Study

NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT Metrolinx is proposing to electrify the Union Pearson (UP) Express route beginning at the future UP Express Union Station in the City of Toronto and terminating at the future UP Express Pearson Station (Terminal 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport) in the City of Mississauga. The project involves the electrification of approximately 25 kilometres of track along the Union Station GO Rail Corridor and Kitchener GO Rail Corridor to Highway 427, where the route then follows the new UP Express spur line (under construction) into Toronto Pearson (see map below). The purpose of the project is to convert the UP Express route from diesel to electric power. Marsha Thompson

Marsha Thompson sought by 22 Division This week’s Catch 22 most wanted is 32-year-old Marsha Thompson. Thompson is wanted by police in south Etobicoke’s 22 Division on charges of theft under $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime; failing to attend court; and two counts of failure to comply with recognizance. Police urge anyone who sees Thompson to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about her whereabouts, meanwhile, is asked to call 22 Division at 416808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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Woman mugged at knifepoint A 19-year-old woman was mugged at knifepoint near John Garland and Humber College boulevards last Friday. According to police, a male suspect wearing a disguise approached the victim from behind at around 10:25 p.m., pulled a knife on her, then stole her purse and iPhone. The victim was not hurt. The suspect is described as 20, 5’10”, 160 pounds, with a slim build.

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Electrification of the UP Express is part of The Big Move, Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan which will dramatically improve how people move in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. Funding for the electrification is dependent on the Metrolinx Investment Strategy. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) PROCESS Metrolinx and Hydro One are carrying out a parallel EA process to satisfy both Metrolinx’s requirements under the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) and Hydro One’s requirements under the Class EA for Minor Transmission Facilities (Class EA). The parallel EA process involves both EAs being completed simultaneously. The Environmental Project/ Study Report will be made available for public review and comment. THE PROJECT Electrification of the UP Express route will be achieved through a Traction Electrification System which will provide electricity to the trains by means of a Traction Power Distribution System (Metrolinx) and Traction Power Supply System (Hydro One). TRACTION POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM The proposed Traction Power Distribution System is an Overhead Contact System (OCS) comprised of a wiring system providing power to the trains. The wiring system will be suspended from a number of OCS structures (i.e. portals, cantilevers) placed along and over the track. The Traction Power Distribution System also includes two Paralleling Stations (PS) to boost the voltage along the UP Express route, as well as gantries which provide power to the OCS, and are located in the vicinity of each PS. A new electrified maintenance facility will need to be built to carry out maintenance on the new electric trains. The environmental impact of the Traction Power Distribution System components and electrified maintenance facility is being assessed under the Transit Project Assessment Process, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08 – Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings.

TRACTION POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM Electrification of the UP Express requires a connection to Ontario’s electrical system. It is proposed that the power be supplied from the existing 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that runs between Hydro One’s Claireville Transformer Station (located near Highway 407 and Highway 27 in the City of Vaughan) and Richview Transformer Station (located near Highway 401 and Highway 27 in the City of Toronto). Cables will deliver power to a new 230 kV Traction Power Substation (TPS). The TPS will convert the voltage from 230 kV, to 25 kV so that it can be used to power the electric trains. The Traction Power Supply system is subject to provincial Environmental Assessment Act approval in accordance with the Class EA for Minor Transmission Facilities. CONSULTATION Members of the public, agencies and other interested parties are encouraged to participate in the EA process by attending consultation opportunities or contacting the project team directly with information, comments or questions. Consultation opportunities are planned and will be advertised on the project websites, in local newspapers and via direct mail. A second round of joint Public Open Houses are planned for winter 2014 to present and seek feedback on both the TPAP (Metrolinx) and Class EA (Hydro One) project components. Consultation with the public, review agencies and First Nations and Métis communities is a key component to the UP Express Electrification EA. If you would like to submit a comment or question, or receive additional information related to the UP Express Electrification Project, please send an email to the project team at: electrification@metrolinx.com or contact: Karen Pitre Executive Director, Electrification Metrolinx-GO Transit 20 Bay Street, Suite 600 Toronto, ON M5J 2W3 tel: 416-874-5910 e-mail: electrification@metrolinx.com www.gotransit.com/electrification

Patricia Staite Environmental Planner Hydro One Networks Inc. 483 Bay Street TCT6 Toronto, ON M5G 2P5 tel: 416-345-6799 e-mail: Community.Relations@HydroOne.com www.HydroOne.com/projects

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Cribbage WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Avenue CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416-252-6822, , franklinhorner.susan@gmail.com COST: $2 members/$3 non-members Peg away the afternoon. Friday Fish and Chips WHEN: 6:30 to 11:59 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: Branch Personnel, 416-231-2021 COST: $7.50 and up Fish and chips offered along with other menu items. Followed by karaoke and dancing. CADENCE WHEN: 8 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: Amy Hartin, 416-231-4014 COST: $5 The evening highlights the work of musicians, painters, poets in a coffee house setting. Call if you’re an artist interested in performing/submitting art

w Saturday, Dec. 7

Community Bird Walk WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Humber Bay East Park, Lake Shore Boulevard West and Park Lawn Road CONTACT: CCFEW, www.ccfew.org, brian@ccfew.org COST: Free Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfron hosts a community bird walk. Meet at the south parking lot. Chess in the Library WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Eunice Rodrigues, 416-394-5210, erodrigues@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Experienced chess players or beginners invited to come out for an afternoon of play.

w Monday, December 9

Afternoon Bridge WHEN: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin

looking ahead w Saturday, Dec. 14

Pet Pics with Santa WHEN: 12 to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow WHERE: Global Pet Foods Queensway, 1278 The Queensway CONTACT: Paws on the Shore, pawsontheshore@live.ca COST: Free Paws on the Shore and Global Pet Foods-Queensway are once again hosting P e t Pics with Santa. The event will run today and tomorrow. PIctures are a minium donation $5 with all proceeds going to Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (S.O.A.R.) Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416 252-6822, franklinhorner.susan@gmail.com COST: $2 members/$3 non-members Enjoy an afternoon of bidding and trick taking. No partner required. Branch 101 Euchre WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 101, 3850 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Patricia ConwayWillis, 416-695-3976, patriciaconwaywillis@sympatico.ca COST: $5 Stress Management Through Restorative Meditation WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Led by a Meditation Toronto instructor, this class includes 20 minutes of meditation and 40 minutes of stressrelieving stretches. Drop in class. Bring yoga mat.

w Tuesday, Dec.10

Crafting at Franklin Horner WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.susan@gmail.com COST: Free Drop in for knitting, crocheting and needlework. Bring your own project or work on one of our fundraising projects.

Crane Qi Gong 55+ WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $30/for each six-week session Practicing Crane Qi Gong will help promote relaxation, calm the mind, restore balance and agility. Bid Euchre WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Avenue CONTACT: Navina or Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner. navina@gmail.com COST: $2 members/$3 non-members Play bid euchre with a fun group every Tuesday. No partner required. Shuffleboard WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Avenue CONTACT: Navina or Susan, 416 252-6822, franklinhorner. navina@gmail.com COST: $2 members/$3 non-members All levels welcome to play shuffleboard. Knitting and Crocheting WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave. CONTACT: 416-394-5120 COST: Free Once a month, drop in to share your interest in knitting and crocheting. Bring yarn and needles. Patterns and instructions are provided French Immersion Parent Infor-

“I smell bluebells, and suddenly I’m nine years old again.”

mation Meeting WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Our Lady of Peace Catholic School, 70 Mattice Ave. CONTACT: 416-393-5253 COST: Free Parent information night on French Immersion.

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Montgomery’s Inn Indoor Farmers Market WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Montgomery’s Inn Museum, 4709 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Kate Hill Nicholson, 416-394-8113, khill4@toronto.ca COST: Free Buy winter veggies, greenhouse produce, meat, cheese, fresh baked bread, sweet baked goods, prepared soups, sauces, pickles and more. Chair Yoga 55+ WHEN: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. West CONTACT: Program Coordinator, 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $30/ each five-week session Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga. Some poses may be done standing. Wednesday Night Dance WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina or Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner. susan@gmail.com COST: $4 Dance the evening away to the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s. No partner required. Kingsview Chess Club WHEN: 7:45 to 10:45 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@gmail.com COST: $40 per season, $15 with membership Open to everyone.

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Laughter, Comedy & Wellness 55+ WHEN: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dun-

das St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $30/ for each six-week program Actress and artist educator Heather Dick leads a morning of theatre games, improvisation, jokes, storytelling and simple physical activities are just a few of the approaches that will be used to explore the humour that is all around us. Afternoon Euchre WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416252-6822, COST: $2 members/$3 for non-members No partner required. Turkish Kilim Weaving WHEN: 6. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Albion Library, 1515 Albion Rd. CONTACT: Carrie Benbow, 416-394-5170, cbenbow@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free The Turkish Society of Canada will hold a workshop to allow participants to learn several techniques and begin weaving a rug. Wooden looms and yarn will be provided. Six-Handed Euchre WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Avenue CONTACT: Susan/ Navina, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.susan@gmail.com COST: $2 for members/ $3 for non-members Play six-handed euchre. No partner necessary. Drop ins welcome.

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TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WEST REGION/SENIOR TIER 2 THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ Thistletown CI vs. Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy (Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy, 15 Trehorne Dr., 3:30 p.m.) MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy vs. West Humber CI (West Humber CI, 1675 Martin Grove Rd., 3:30 p.m.) ◗ Vaughan Road Academy vs. Kipling CI (Kipling CI, 380 The Westway, 3:30 p.m.) ◗ Weston CI vs. North Albion CI (North Albion CI, 2580 Kipling Ave., 3:30 p.m.) TUESDAY, DEC. 10 ◗ Thistletown CI vs. Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI, 569 Jane St., 4:15 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 ◗ Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy vs. Vaughan Road Academy (Vaughan Road Academy, 529 Vaughan Rd., 3:30 p.m.) ◗ Runnymede CI vs. North Albion CI North Albion CI, 2580 Kipling Ave.., 4:15 p.m.) WEST REGION/JUNIOR THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ George Harvey CI vs. Richview CI (Richview CI, 1738 Islington Ave., 3:30 p.m.) ◗ York Memorial CI vs. West Humber CI (West Humber CI, 1675 Martin Grove Rd., 3:30 p.m.) MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ George Harvey CI vs. York Memorial CI (York Memorial CI, 2690 Eglinton Ave. W., 3 p.m.) ◗ Weston CI vs. North Albion CI (North Albion CI, 2580 Kipling Ave., 3 p.m.) TUESDAY, DEC. 10 ◗ Lakeshore CI vs. Etobicoke CI (Etobicoke CI, 86 Montgomery Rd., 3 p.m.) ◗ Vaughan Road Academy vs. Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI, 569 Jane St., 3 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 ◗ George Harvey CI vs. North Albion CI (North Albion CI, 2580 Kipling Ave., 3 p.m.) WEST REGION/SENIOR TIER 1 THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ Etobicoke CI vs. Martingrove CI (Martingrove CI, 50 Winterton Dr., 3:30 p.m.)

active@insidetoronto.com MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ Richview CI vs. Silverthorn CI (Silverthorn CI, 291 Mill Rd., 3:30 p.m.) ◗ Etobicoke SA vs. York Memorial CI (York Memorial CI, 2690 Eglinton Ave. W., 4:15 p.m.)

UP AND OVER Richview Saints Kat Djuric tips the ball over Weston Ironmen Tirthesha Pandya during junior girls volleyball action at Weston Collegiate M o n d a y. T h e S a i n t s defeated Weston 25-7, 25-1.

TUESDAY, DEC. 10 ◗ Lakeshore CI vs. Etobicoke CI (Etobicoke CI, 86 Montgomery Rd., 4:15 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL WEST REGION/JUNIOR THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ West Humber CI vs. Kipling CI (Kipling CI, 380 The Westway, 3 p.m.)

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Staff photo/DAN PEARCE FRIDAY, DEC. 6 ◗ Kipling CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 3 p.m.) WEST REGION/SENIOR

UPCOMING GAME In TDCAA, boys basketball, west division, junior, Cardinal McGuigan takes on Don Bosco at Don Bosco on Dec. 18.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ West Humber CI vs. Kipling CI (Kipling CI, 380 The Westway, 4:15 p.m.) FRIDAY, DEC. 6 ◗ Kipling CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 4:15 p.m.) GIRLS HOCKEY SOUTH/WEST REGION/VARSITY TIER 2 WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 ◗ Richview CI vs. Silverthorn CI (George Bell Arena, 215 Ryding Ave., 2 p.m.) ◗ Humberside CI vs. Martingrove CI (George Bell Arena, 215 Ryding Ave., 3 p.m.) MONDAY, DEC. 16 ◗ Etobicoke SA vs. Monarch Park CI (Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St., 1 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 ◗ Monarch Park CI vs. Humberside CI (George Bell Arena, 215 Ryding Ave., 2 p.m.) ◗ Riverdale CI vs. Richview CI (George Bell Arena, 215 Ryding Ave., 3 p.m.) BOYS INDOOR SOCCER NORTH REGION/SENIOR THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ Newtonbrook SS vs. Weston CI (Hanger Field 1, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 3 p.m.) THURSDAY, DEC. 12 ◗ Silverthorn CI vs.York Mills CI (Hanger Field 1, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 2 p.m.) ◗ Runnymede CI vs. George S. Henry Academy

(Hanger Field 1, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 3 p.m.) ◗ Weston CI vs.Etobicoke CI (Hanger Field 2, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 2 p.m.) NORTH REGION/JUNIOR THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ York Memorial CI vs. George Harvey CI (Hanger Field 1, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 2 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 ◗ York Memorial CI vs.Downsview CI (Hanger Field 2, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 2:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, DEC. 12 ◗ George Harvey CI vs.Earl Haig SS (Hanger Field 2, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 2 p.m.) TDCAA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WEST REGION/JUNIOR/TIER 1 MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ Loretto College vs. Father Redmond (Father Redmond, 28 Colonel Sam Smith Park Dr.) ◗ Marshall McLuhan vs. UTS (UTS, 371 Bloor St. W.) THURSDAY, DEC. 12

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◗ Archbishop Romero vs. Michael Power (Michael Power, 105 Eringate Dr.) ◗ Loretto Abbey vs. Father Redmond (Father Redmond, 28 Colonel Sam Smith Park Dr.) ◗ St. Joseph’s vs. Marshall McLuhan (Marshall McLuhan, 1107 Avenue Rd.) ◗ Bishop Allen vs. Loretto College (Loretto College, 151 Rosemount Ave.) WEST REGION/SENIOR/TIER 1 MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ Loretto College vs. Father Redmond (,Father Redmond, 28 Colonel Sam Smith Park Dr.) ◗ Marshall McLuhan vs. UTS (UTS, 371 Bloor St. W.) THURSDAY, DEC. 12 ◗ Archbishop Romero vs. Michael Power (Michael Power, 105 Eringate Dr.) ◗ Loretto Abbey vs. Father Redmond (Father Redmond, 28 Colonel Sam Smith Park Dr.) ◗ St. Joseph’s vs. Marshall McLuhan (Marshall McLuhan, 1107 Avenue Rd.) ◗ Bishop Allen vs. Loretto College (Loretto College, 151 Rosemount Ave.)

WEST REGION/JUNIOR/TIER 2 MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ Monsignor Johnson vs. Madonna (Madonna, 20 Dubray Ave.) WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 ◗ Father Henry Carr vs. Madonna (Madonna, 20 Dubray Ave.) ◗ Monsignor Johnson vs. Toronto Ouest (Toronto Ouest, 330 Lansdowne Ave.) WEST REGION/SENIOR/TIER 2 MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ Don Bosco vs. Frere Andre (Frere Andre, 330 Lansdowne Ave.) BOYS BASKETBALL WEST DIVISION/SENIOR THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ Don Bosco vs. Michael Power (Michael Power, 105 Ernigate Dr., ) ◗ Bishop Allen vs. Henry Carr (Henry Carr, 1760 Martin Grove) MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ Archbishop Romero vs. Henry Carr ( (Henry Carr, 1760 Martin Grove)

WEST DIVISION/JUNIOR THURSDAY, DEC. 5 ◗ Don Bosco vs. Michael Power (Michael Power, 105 Ernigate Dr., ) ◗ Bishop Allen vs. Henry Carr (Henry Carr, 1760 Martin Grove) ◗ Redmond vs. Chaminade (Chaminade 490 Queen’s Dr.) ◗ Bishop Marrocco vs. St. Mary’s (St. Mary’s, ◗ Monsignor Johnson vs. Toronto Ouest (330 Landsdown Ave.) MONDAY, DEC. 9 ◗ Archbishop Romero vs. Henry Carr ( (Henry Carr, 1760 Martin Grove) ◗ St. Mary’s vs. Cardinal McGuigan (Cardinal McGuigan, 1440 Finch Ave. W.)

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Bosco wins Bowl game to close out season bert faibish etg@insidetoronto.com This year, Etobicoke’s Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School (CSS) climbed the final rung on the ladder, winning their Bowl game last Friday 21-11 over Stoney Creek’s Cardinal Newman CSS. Last year, Don Bosco also made it to their Bowl game but lost 28-14 to York Region champion Huron Heights Warriors from Newmarket. This time, playing on home turf at Etobicoke’s Centennial Stadium, the Don Bosco Eagles overcame a 9-7 halftime deficit. The most exciting part of the second quarter may have been the arrival of former Eagles coach Mayor Rob Ford who, decked out in his Don Bosco jacket, attracted a significant crowd while signing autographs and taking pictures with approximately 100 well-wishers. After finding almost no running room during the first half,

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Above, the celebrations start for victorious Don Bosco. Right, Don Bosco’s Neko Hamilton on the run.

Don Bosco’s star running back Neko Hamilton finally broke through and found paydirt in the third quarter, taking a swing pass from quarterback Aaron Scott and rumbling 40 yards for the touchdown, putting Don Bosco ahead 14-9. “We started so slowly in the first half, the message at halftime was really ‘let’s get going here guys, let’s wake up’,” said a jubilant Hamilton following

the game. Don Bosco almost put the game away in the third quarter, but an eye-popping 95-yard touchdown scamper by Hamilton was called back after an illegal procedure penalty on the offence. A conceded safety by Bosco cut the Eagles’ lead to 14-11 going into the fourth quarter, but the problems that plagued Newman’s offence in the first

two quarters were revisited in the second half. The Cardinals finished the game with three lost fumbles and two interceptions, including a stellar pick by Bosco defensive back Terrell Swaby, that eliminated a potential go-ahead touchdown by the Cardinals. Don Bosco put together an impressive late-game drive to seal the deal, culminating in

a 12-yard touchdown run by fullback Steve Mpenga. The victory helped Bosco rid the sour taste of last year’s Bowl loss, and allowed the team of primarily senior players to end their high school careers on a winning note. “I’m happy and sad, because I’m going to miss a lot of my friends. After high school you don’t always see all the people you knew,” said Hamilton,

who finished the game with 71 yards on nine carries and 51 yards and a touchdown on two receptions It was one of nine Bowl games played at Centennial Stadium last week, including Etobicoke’s Richview Collegiate who won their Bowl game on Wednesday 12-10 over West Ferris High School from North Bay. Two other fellow Toronto teams, both from the midtown area, lost their respective Bowl games: Central Tech on Friday 35-1 to Barrie’s St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School; and Upper Canada College on Wednesday 42-7 to Windsor’s W.F. Herman Secondary School. All participating teams from throughout Ontario won their respective league championships except for Richview, the Toronto District School Board finalists, who earned a berth as the ‘host’ entry.

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really good feeling to see that go in,” Pelech, 26, told NHL. com. He noted that it might have been hard for at least one other family member in the building to celebrate. His uncle is Canucks GM Mike Gillis. ‘Hopefully he’s happy’

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Jose Sharks, Matt Pelech’s first goal was a memorable one as it was the winning goal in a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 10. “It felt awesome. It was a

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