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This year’s third annual Chair Affair in benefit of Furniture Bank was the most successful yet, raising close to $100,000 for the Etobicoke-based charity. The November event drew more than 300 guests out to bid on one-ofa-kind refurbished and redesigned Furniture Bank chairs. “We are thrilled and honoured with the overwhelming support we received for the event from the design community, our sponsors and long-term supporters of Furniture Bank,” Susanna Kislenko, Furniture Bank’s executive director said in a statement. “Combined with the support and the commitment of our incredible volunteers, this has been the most successful Chair Affair yet.” top designers Using the theme of ‘Vibrant Toronto’ as their guide, this year’s 18 participating designers – a veritable who’s who list of Toronto’s top designers including 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 – took on the challenge of interpreting Vibrant Toronto in refurbishing chairs they’d selected from Furniture Bank’s warehouse. In the end, $93,000 was raised for Furniture Bank, an organization that has been helping families create homes since 1998 by collecting and distributing donated furniture and household items to women and children escaping violence, newcomers to Canada and the formerly homeless. – Cynthia Reason

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floral display: Alice Wikaruk lights one of the candles in front of a display at the Centennial Park Conservatory’s annual Christmas event. The event, which featured the floral creations of the centre’s growers, continues until Jan. 6. For more photos from this event, turn to page 3.

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North MPP Shafiq Qaadri’s office this Friday not only to protest against Bill 115, but also to let local parents know that recent strike and workto-rule action at Ontario schools is about more than just a wage freeze – it’s about collective bargaining

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Save a life with blood donation this season The Boucher family knows first-hand the life-saving importance of blood donation. Lauren Boucher was just two years old when she was first diagnosed with an aggressive form of kidney cancer. Over the course of her treatment, she required blood transfusions of more than twice her body’s total blood volume. “As I sat by Lauren’s bedside during her treatment, I saw the blood that went into her and how each and every transfusion brought life into her,” Lauren’s mother, Carolyn Boucher, said in a statement. Today, thanks to the generosity of the donors whose blood saved her life, Lauren is a healthy, active, cancer-free 15-year-old. “As a result of the selflessness and generosity of blood donors, Lauren has spent the past 14 holiday seasons at home with her family,” Boucher added. During this holiday season of giving, Canadian Blood Services is asking Canadian to give families like Lauren’s a holiday miracle by giving the gift of blood. Between now and Jan. 2, more than 98,000 life-saving “miracles” are needed for hospital patients from coast to coast. Making a blood donation before or after the holidays helps ensure an adequate supply for those in need. In Etobicoke, donations can be made by attending the Cloverdale Mall Blood Donor Clinic at 250 The East Mall on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. The clinic will take place at end north end of the mall, by the Zeller’s Court. To book an appointment online go to www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888236-6283).

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his week, Toronto residents saw students from numerous high schools take to the streets to protest the loss of extra-curricular activities at their high schools as part of the continuing battle between the Ontario government and its public school teachers. Next week, however, the heat is really going to be turned up as a one-day strike by public elementary school teachers in Toronto is expected at some point before next Friday, Dec. 21. The union representing the elementary school teachers, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), has been calling one-day strikes in school boards across the province since Monday of this week. The ETFO is giving boards, and parents, 72 hours notice of the impending strikes. Perhaps by the end of this our view week or early next week, Toronto residents with children in the Make alternate public system should know what day the Toronto District School plans to Board (TDSB) will strike the elementary schools. The TDSB avoid panic will close the doors of its schools with students from junior kindergarten to Grade 8. The board has sent home letters to parents encouraging them to start making alternate arrangements for their elementary school children now. For thousands of parents this is going to be a costly, complicated and stressful day. But by working together in our neighbourhoods and school communities we can make it easier for those facing challenges. Communities in other boards have come up with some good ways of dealing with the strikes beyond taking the day off work or sending the kids to other family members. For instance, the City of Ottawa announced it would be extending its before and after-school programs on the day of the strike. We expect to see an announcement from the City of Toronto shortly that it will be doing the same. Also, other organizations are stepping up. In the case of Ottawa again, the Ottawa Senators said they’d offer a full-day hockey camp that day for kids aged five to 12. Hello, Toronto Maple Leafs – there’s a great idea. There are many other great ideas out there parents can start sharing with each other right now, so that those who are able to help with child care on strike day can do so while those who must go to work can also do so. newsroom

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hat a difference a year makes. Last year, the operating and capital budget was a battleground between left and right, downtown and inner suburbs, Margaret Atwood and Etobicoke North Councillor Doug Ford. The budget committee wrestled with hot-button issues such as the closure of city zoos and the denuding of public libraries. It was enough of a fight that Toronto council finally took part of it away from the budget committee and Mayor Rob Ford, and set the stage for a dramatic power shift in which council wrestled pretty much everything away from the mayor. Mayor Ford and his supporters warned that in this year’s budget, council and the city would have to go through the war all over again. As it’s turned out, that’s not so much the case. The 2013 operating and capital budgets are definitely still a thing of the Ford administration. The budget will see tax dollars invested in road repairs to unprecedented levels — driven even higher by the

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need to repair and rehabilitate the crumbling Gardiner Expressway — covering roads in cash rather than borrowed money. To help fund that, there will be some cuts to fire, police and ambulance, and projects near and dear to the hearts of downtowners and the left wing on council — such as arts funding — aren’t getting the attention they might have under another mayor. But generally, this is a budget that doesn’t take many risks. There is no attempt to remove the land transfer tax. The budget doesn’t pretend to freeze property taxes. It doesn’t make an attack on downtown services particularly, just as it doesn’t reward suburban communities, especially. It shouldn’t surprise that the Ford administration is taking it easy on this one, or

at least playing things a little more slyly. Last year, Mayor Ford could still point to a strong electoral mandate as a basis to push hard on an agenda that was both aggressive and divisive. That mandate is still there in theory. But the mayor and the agenda are walking dead in these weeks before Christmas, as the budget committee wraps up its deliberations. They’ve been a sullen affair; budget committee chair Mike Del Grande presided over public deputations early this week, underneath the projection of a growing spreadsheet on which he costed every single thing Torontonians asked for in their three minutes. But again, that’s nothing compared to the marathon meetings Mayor Ford held last year. Spreadsheets have nothing on sleep deprivation. And from the look of things, 2013 has nothing on 2012. n D a v i d Ni c k l e i s T h e Guardian’s City Hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at dnickle@insidetoronto.com

To the editor: Recently in EtobicokeLakeshore, our community was provided with two outstanding events, both sponsored by local businesses and brought to life by local volunteers. The Etobiocke-Lakeshore Christmas Parade rumbled down Lake Shore Boulevard a couple of weekend’s ago through the sponsorship of the Lakeshore Village and Long Branch Business Improvement Associations, giving back to the community in which they run their businesses. Thousands of children and adults lined the route to enjoy this annual holiday treat. Many people have volunteered their time to put on this magnificent event. Thank you to all the volunteers and organizers that worked to get the parade ready. Float cleanup takes place in the evenings and on the weekends leading up to parade day. The parade used about 200 volunteers who wore costumes and carried parade sponsor banners. The parade organizers and cochairs round up volunteers, sponsors, fill out countless forms and bring the parade together. Thanks to everyone who joined in. A special thanks to Liz Porritt who has been the spirit behind the parade throughout the years. The following day, the Mimico by the Lake BIA joined by the Mimico Residents Association lit up the night with the ninth annual tree lighting in Mimico Square at Amos Waites Park. Holiday music rang out across the square as neighbours gathered together to drink hot chocolate and light the trees. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers who make this evening possible. Residents from across the area came out to enjoy this holiday tradition. Councillor Mark Grimes Etobicoke- Lakeshore

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from office. Ford got in hot water when he voted and spoke on a report by the city’s integrity commissioner, requiring him to pay back $3,150 in donations he solicited from lobbyists for his football foundation. If he’s removed from office following the Jan. 7 hearing, council will have to decide whether to simply appoint a successor – possibly Mayor Ford himself – or hold a byelection, which will cost taxpayers approximately $10 million. Doug Ford said council should go ahead with the byelection. “What price will the people of Toronto pay for democracy?” he said. “Is democracy worth a million dollars to the people of Toronto? Is it worth a million dollars to the politicians down

here or is it worth two million or is it worth five million?” Doug Ford said his brother ought to have the opportunity to renew the mandate he received in 2010, when he was elected mayor. “This is a man that has saved the taxpayers a billion dollars and it’s up to the people,” said Ford, who did not elaborate on what that billion dollars in savings entailed. “The people want Rob Ford to continue being mayor – they will decide.” Ford also lashed out at his colleagues on council. “They are serving themselves – and not worrying about the people,” he said. “It’s the people that are going to decide in this city who they want to run the city for the next two years.”

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Surveillance video of sex assault suspect released Police have released TTC security camera footage of a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 46-year-old woman in Etobicoke back in August. According to police, the suspect followed the woman after she exited a TTC bus in the Kipling Avenue and Holywell Drive area on Aug. 6 at around 12:45 a.m. The suspect then approached the victim from behind and sexually assaulted her. He was described at the time as 5’9”, with a medium build, clean-shaven face, and

short brown hair. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt and light-coloured shorts at the time of the assault. Police have now released the following TTC footage of the alleged suspect: http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=ZT4LgEalQU&feature=youtu.be

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Police are investigating a case of arson that caused an estimated $35,000 worth of damage to an apartment building near Dixon Road and Kipling Avenue on Monday.

According to police, the fire was discovered in the ninth floor hallway of the building at around 12:40 p.m. Toronto Fire Services, under the direction of District Chief Weinhart, attended the scene and extinguished the blaze, which was later determined to have been caused by the use of a liquid accelerant in the hallway. Toronto EMS also attended the scene and transported two victims to the hospital for treatment.

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was not hurt. The suspects are described as follows: the first is black, aged 16 to 20, 5’11”, with a medium build; the second is black, aged 16 to 20, 5’7”, with a medium build; the third is black, aged 16 to 20, 5’3”, with a medium build.

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Police are looking for a male suspect in connection with the mugging of a 19-year-old woman near Lloyd Manor Drive and Eglinton Avenue West on Wednesday, Dec. 5. According to police, the

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n Friday, Dec. 14

Christmas Cheer WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Constituency Office, MP Ted Opitz, 577 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Unit 2 CONTACT: Diane, 416249-7322, Ted.Opitz.C1b@parl. gc.ca COST: Free Come and meet MP Ted Opitz during a Christmas open house.

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build a classroom in Kenya. Dance with DJ Bogdan WHEN: 8 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. COST: $10 Dance the night away to the music of DJ Bogdan.

n Sunday, Dec. 16

And on Earth Peace WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Alderwood United Church, 44 Delma Dr. CONTACT: 416-2524166, www.alderwooduc.ca COST: Free Durham Adventist Choir presents ‘And on Earth Peace’, sponsored by Bethel Adventist Church and Alderwood United Church. Freewill offering will be taken.

Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre’s Gingerbread Cookie Factory returns to Sherway Gardens WHEN: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall CONTACT: Sherway Gardens, 416-621-1070, http://www.sherwaygardens.ca COST: $4 each or three for $10 Be a part of this popular holiday tradition and join the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre for their 21st annual Gingerbread Cookie Factory at Sherway Gardens until Dec. 23. All proceeds will support seniors health services at the Trillium sites of The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre.

Handel’s Messiah WHEN: 3 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesay Blvd. CONTACT: David Dallimore, 416-239-5319, ddallimore@rogers.com COST: Adults $25; seniors $20; children/students are free The Humber Valley United Church Concert Choir, plus members of the Brampton Festival Singers and accompanied by members of the Etobicoke Philharmonic will perform Handel’s Messiah. Conductor Paul Chant.

Friday Night Fish and Chips and Karaoke WHEN: 6 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: Shelley Sing, 416-7379142, vssing@rogers.com COST: Prices vary Fish and chips dinner held every Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by karaoke.

n Saturday, Dec. 15

Breakfast with Santa WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@gmail. com COST: $5 Santa will drop by for a breakfast of pancakes, juice, Timbits, hot chocolate, and coffee. There will also be face painting, henna, a magic show and more.

Here kitty: Sabrina Rietta and her brother Paul meet with Puss in Boots during Cloverdale Mall’s Christmas-themed activities over the weekend.

Messy Church (Sunday School on Saturday) WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free

Children of all ages invited to Christmas themed Saturday school. Prayers-stories-arts and crafts, refreshments. Concert for Kenya WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE:

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

Alderwood United Church, 44 Delma Dr. CONTACT: mikinduri@hotmail.ca COST: $20 Benefit concert featuring Michael Gabriel and silent auction to help Mikinduri Children of Hope (www.mikinduri.com) to

Family Christmas Celebration WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Humbervale Park Baptist Church, 763 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: 416-231-6483 COST: Free A family-friendly event for all ages to enjoy the singing of Christmas carols, special music, Christmas baking, and reflections on the significance of the Advent season. 2000 Candles, What does Christmas mean to you? WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Rehoboth Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 800 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: John

Tenyenhuis, 416-622-9647, rehofellowcrc@bellnet.ca COST: $20 adults; $15 youth 2000 Candles is a musical theatre celebration of over 2000 Christmases. The audience is taken on a journey through celebrations and traditions on a quest to find the true meaning of Christmas.

n Monday, Dec.17

Yoga for Older Adults WHEN: 12 to 2 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/Amy, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@gmail. com COST: Free Members can enjoy a free trial of yoga classes. Chair yoga will also be taught for anyone concerned with balance issues. There will be a wellness seminar following the class featuring a delicious cuisine. Beginners welcome. Membership fee $25. Etobicoke Quilt Guild WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Dr. COST: Free The goal of The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild is “to further interest in quilting by inspiration and encouragement,and by learning through sharing, thus helping quilters to enjoy their media and improve their standards.”

n Tuesday, Dec. 18

30-Up Club WHEN: 12 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: 30 Up Club, 22 Dorchester Ave. CONTACT: 416 -259-1685 COST: $10 Afternoon dance and tea. Meet new people in a relaxing environment. Refreshments served. Free parking. Cribbage WHEN: 1to 3 p.m. WHERE: Horner Avenue Senior Centre, 320 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Penny DeCarlo, 416-394-6001, it’s happening, page 15




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Line Dancing WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: 416-252-6822 COST: $25 for 10 weeks with membership Meet friends, have fun, keep fit. Partner not necessary. Cost is $25 for 10 weeks. Membership required. Latin-Ballroom Dancing WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/Amy, 416-252-6822 COST: $40 with membership Meet friends, have fun, keep fit. Partner not necessary. Sign up in the main office. Membership required.

n Wednesday, Dec. 19

Weekly Euchre WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. COST: Free Come join us for a night of fun and for an opportunity to meet new friends.

n Thursday, Dec. 20

Weekly Darts WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. COST: $3 Come join us to meet new friends and have some fun. No experience necessary. Christmas Concert WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Georges on the Hill, 4600 Dundas St. W. COST: Free; donations will be accepted with proceeds going to charity Celebrate Christmas with the sounds of the season. Featuring: Dallas Chorley, soprano; Gena

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n Saturday, Dec. 22

Saturday Night Dancing WHEN: 8 p.m. to midnight. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. COST: Free Meet in the clubroom and dance to the music of DJ Bill Van Huyse.

n Tuesday, Dec. 25

Christmas Day Dinner: Home Alone Seniors Edition WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/Amy, 416-252-6822 COST: $5 Enjoy a full course turkey dinner with appetizers, refreshments and Kris Kringle. Transportation possible in Etobicoke.

Santa’s in the house star light, star bright: The Lakeshore Campus of Humber College held Christmas in the Stars last week – where guests got a chance to meet Santa Claus. Below, from left to right, Erian, William and Hanson enjoy their pancake breakfast as a special visitor looks on. Right, Finn Abush checks out the alien painted on his face with the help of his mother’s make up compact. Staff photos/IAN KELSO

n Friday, Dec. 28

Free Community Lunch WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416247-5181COST: Free Free turkey lunch with all the trimmings.

n Monday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance WHEN: Doors open 6 p.m., dinner served at 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Demetrius Parish Hall, 135 La Rose Ave. CONTACT: Betty, 416242-9228 COST: $65 Annual New Year’s Eve dinner and dance with music by the New Villagers.

n Submit Your Event

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

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ART ON THE MOVE: A Mobile Arts Project for North Etobicoke Youth Children and youth from the Rexdale community are working shoulder to shoulder with professional arts educator Graham Curry to produce an art-adorned vehicle as part of Art on the Move. Launched in 2009, Art on the Move is co-presented by Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts and is a public art and arts education initiative that has already seen 13 vehicles wrapped in original art.

This project provides mentorship and high quality cultural experiences to children and youth in North Etobicoke; and the final art-adorned vehicle will bring art into the every day experience of the wider community.

Children from Albion Boys and Girls Club with arts instructor Graham Curry

Curry will next collaborate with youth and staff from MicroSkills to create a final design based on the children’s artwork. Youth from Rexdale Pro-Tech Media Centre (RPTMC) are documenting the project through photography and video.

The design will be digitally applied to a large van belonging to the Albion Boys and Girls Club and Albion Neighbourhood Services. The finished art-wrapped van will be celebrated at an unveiling event in the new year ■

a.r.t. Small Works Exhibition & Sale: Selected Works from Arts Etobicoke’s Art Rental Toronto Collection To January 11, 2013 Give the gift of Art! Affordable original artwork for your office or home. Last chance to see the a.r.t. show! Featuring works up to 24” x 24”by over 20 local artists. Featured artists: Earla Alexander, Gil Caldwell, Moira Clark, Susan Collacott, Steven Crainford, Leah Dockrill, Teri Donovan, Judy Gibbs, Margaret Glew, Colwyn Griffith, Hazel Harvey, Alan Joson, Po Chun Lau, Eva Lewarne, Mary Anne Ludlam, Katherine Dolgy Ludwig, Nancy Newton, Jane Orr Novotny, Rita-Anne Piquet, Ina Puchala, Jodi Shuster, Jacqueline Treloar, Marian Wihak, Micheal Zarowsky For more information about Art Rental Toronto, visit www.artsetobicoke.com or call Graham Curry at 416-622-3699.

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With the generous support of RBC Foundation and in partnership with the Albion Boys and Girls Club, MicroSkills and Rexdale ProTech Media Centre, the 14th vehicle is well on its way.

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WILLIAMS MILL VISUAL ARTS CENTRE ARTS EDUCATION CENTRE 905.873.8203 515 Main St. Glen Williams admin@williamsmill.com; www.williamsmill.com To Dec 23 – Holiday Extravaganza - 2012 Christmas Art Show and Sale Jan 4-13 – Art Instructors Showcase Opening: Jan 6, 1-4pm Jan 23 - Feb 3 – Solo Art Exhibit by Bahamian Artist Sheldon Saint Opening: Jan 24, 6-9pm. Watercolour classes & workshops will be offered w/ Saint Feb 6 - 17 – Solo Art Exhibit by Artist Daniel Shukovitsky

Events & Presentations ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB 416.231.7964 Humber Valley United Church 76 Anglesey Blvd info@etobicokecameraclub.org $5 Jan 7 – Judging for the People Competition Jan 14 – Presentation: Is Photography Art? By Joh Friedrich, Latow Photographers Guild Jan 21 – Awards for People Competition Presentations by gold & silver winners. AV show “Day in the Life of Etobicoke” Jan 28 – Presentation: David Hemmings Nature Tours

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Camp Canada's Academy of Stage & Studio Arts / Horizon Arts Camp 416.558.0922 124 Merton St. Suite 403; www.stageandstudioarts.com Dec 31 – Horizon Arts Camp – Early Bird Rates Performing & Visual Arts Camps, 3wk & 1wk options. Rock Band, Visual Arts Portfolio, Fashion Design, Glee, Musical Theatre, Jazz Dance, Sports, group challenges and more! Mar 11 - 15 – March Break Camp Pop Jazz Dance, Theatre Improv, Mixed Media Visual Arts, Musical Theatre, Sports, Camp Games and more! Apr 5 - Jun 8 – Arts Leadership Success Program High School Credit Course, incl. 2 overnight trips & weekend workshops.

THE BLOOR WEST VILLAGE PLAYERS 416.767.7702 2190 Bloor St W www.villageplayers.net $20/$16 Grp Rates & Subscriptions available Jan 11 - Feb 2 – Queen Milli of Galt by Gary Kirkham Mar 8 - 30 – The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey FEAST OF FOOLS THEATRE 416.455.9038 The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Pk Dr www.feastoffoolstheatre.com $18/$14/$10 Dec 15 & Dec 16, 2pm & Dec 15, 8pm – Cinderella (Adult version) HUMBER RIVER SHAKESPEARE CO. 1.800.838.3006 www.humberrivershakespeare.ca Dec 13 & 14, 7pm; Dec 22, 2pm – A Christmas Carol www.brownpapertickets.ca; Montgomery's Inn 4709 Dundas St West, Etobicoke MONTGOMERY'S INN Dec 13 & 14, 7pm; Dec 22, 2pm – A Christmas Carol $15/$10. http://humberrivershakespeare.ca/index.html STAR POTENTIAL STUDIOS 416.354.2479 60 Six Point Rd; Studio60TheatreBoxOffice.com Dec 10 - 15 – “Grease” Pre-sale Dec 13, 14, 15, 8pm & Dec 16, 2pm – A Charles Dickens Christmas Presented by Izzy Entertainment. $20

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Toronto police Chief Bill Blair said he could be forced to close a police station in 2014 as a result of the tight budget that the Toronto Police Services Board and Toronto’s budget committee recommended this week. “There is a point in staffing reductions where we will have to make some very difficult decisions,” said Blair. “It may require very difficult decisions, and one of the decisions I will have to consider is whether we can operate 17 police stations.” Blair made the comments outside the committee room where moments earlier Toronto’s budget committee had approved sending on the 2013 police operating and capital budgets to Mayor Rob Ford’s Executive Committee. The $927.9 million budget put forward by the board is $21 million less than the budget that Blair proposed.

The board ordered the chief to freeze hiring and promotions, hold back money that is contributed to the city’s vehicle and equipment reserve and cut back on premium pay. It also demanded that Blair find $6.7 million in unallocated savings, making no specific recommendations. Blair said that because the board’s numbers were off on savings that might be achieved through a hiring freeze, he has to find $8.7 million. Board members had suggested he could find that money from the $8 million surplus generated this year. But Blair said doing so is impossible without city permission, and that banking on a surplus for next year wasn’t predictable. “There’s no pot of gold hidden under the stairs at police headquarters,” said Blair. “There’s some speculation that there may be a surplus somehow. But what this really is, is an unallocated reduction.

And an unallocated reduction is without precedent. I have never seen a decision by a body to reduce a budget without knowing where those reductions are coming from.” Blair pointed out that he has no power to lay off officers – that is a decision for the Toronto Police Services Board, who this year instructed him to hire another 80 officers who’ll begin training next week. “They’ve approved the hiring of the 80 officers,” said Blair. “I just have to figure out how to pay them.” The budget committee approved the budget – over the objections of vice-chair Doug Ford, who agreed with Blair on the issue of balancing budgets using surpluses. “I’ll support the board and the budget team because I’m a team player,” said Ford. “Do I agree with it? I don’t agree with it. We went way too far on the one side and didn’t compromise a little bit.”

Toronto city employees raise more than $1 million for United Way The City of Toronto’s public service employees have given United Way Toronto a welcome shot in the arm, donating a cheque for more than $1 million to the charitable organization. City employees from Toronto Public Library, the Toronto Parking Authority, Toronto Region and Conservation Authority and other city-run agencies had set a lofty $1.1 million fundraising target.

All told, they raised, $1,125,000, surpassing their goal for the 12th straight year. “Yet again, City of Toronto employees have come together and made a real difference,” said Susan McIsaac, United Way Toronto president and CEO. “Their contributions will support a network of agencies in every corner of Toronto, but also long-term strategies for improving our commu-

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While Barriffe and his fellow Rexdale area teachers and educational assistants stand strong behind recent job action as a necessary evil, they also know the toll it’s taken on their students, many of whom are underprivileged. They hope Friday’s rally will help bring the situation to a final and fair resolution for all, so they can get back to doing what they love best – helping their students learn and grow. “Even though these extracurricular things are volunteer, it’s one of the big reasons I got into teaching in the first place, because I know that when we do these things outside of the classroom, we make deeper connections with the children and it has a more positive effect on their achievement inside the classroom,” Barriffe said. “The school represents the only opportunity for families to be able to take advantage of extracurriculars. It’s not like in other parts of the city where those students are going to be able to go to soccer and baseball and all those other types of things with their private clubs. In Rexdale and Etobicoke North, the kids are very much reliant on teachers volunteering to do those types of activities with them after school.” friday rally Barriffe said he hopes the rally, which will take place on Friday at 4 p.m. outside Liberal MPP Shafiq Qaadri’s 823 Albion Rd. office, will help spread two messages: “Our number one message is repeal Bill 115 – let’s negotiate in a fair way. But we also want families in the community to know that we don’t like this happening, either.”


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