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A massive explosion leveled one house and damaged up to 24 others. Peel Regional Police confirmed two people are dead and several injured at the scene on Hickory Drive in the area of Rathburn Road East and Dixie Road. Etobicoke Centre Liberal MPP Yvan Baker called door-to-door sales calls in the neighbourhood “disgraceful” and said his private members' bill would stop the practice.

to nearby homes and properties. More than 100 people were evacuated from their residences. Although many have returned, 69 families are still displaced as the site is off-limits. Roman Stasiw, 54, who lives in the neighbourhood on Ideal Court, reported he received a knock on the door on July 4 by a young man with a clipboard claiming to be with an energy company. He asked to check the furnace of the home “out of concern” of the June 28 explosion. “I slammed the door on him,” said Stasiw, who works with the Ministry of Transportation. “Really? You’re going to take advantage and use a disaster to get into someone’s house. That’s low.” Another resident who said she lives on nearby Windcroft Court, who didn’t want to give her name, said two young men came to her door Monday evening and one of them “actually had his foot in the door and wanted to come inside” to inspect the furnace before her son stopped him. Enbridge Gas spokesperson Jamie Anne Vaughan said that Enbridge Gas Distribution doesn’t rent, sell or service natural gas appliances (water heaters, furnaces, etc.) “nor do we sell energy contracts.” “We advise our customers to always ask for ID when someone

comes to their door selling a product or a service. As well, to confirm the name of the company that the salesperson represents, and keep a copy of any material that they are shown,” Vaughan said. Baker’s bill is now headed to the standing committee on regulations and private bills this fall. All Liberal and New Democrat MPPs supported Baker’s bill. Progressive Conservative MPPs voted unanimously against the bill, to Baker’s surprise, he said. Consumers can help to increase the likelihood the standing committee will call Baker’s bill for deliberation, he said, by putting their support for it in writing. “We really need constituents and consumers to write their MPP and to write all three party leaders to express their support for this bill,” Baker said. In April, Mississauga city councillors were some of the first to pass a motion urging the Ontario government to ban door-to-door sales. Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Brampton, Hamilton, Hastings Highlands, North Dundas, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering and Wellington North all passed motions to support the ban of door-to-door sales. ~with files from Louie Rosella, Metroland Media

Charge it up! Province to install 500 new stations for electric vehicles A network of charging stations to accommodate burgeoning Electric Vehicle (EV) usage will be in place by next spring, the Ontario government announced Wednesday. The $20-million plan will see 500 charging stations installed at 250 public and private locations across the province, including more than 60 in Toronto. The move is intended to allay ‘range anxiety’ for EV use and encourage longer drives made possible with more opportunities for recharging the car’s power source. The money comes from an investment fund created by the province to better promote green technologies

such as electric vehicles, of which there are an estimated 7,000 operating in the province. That number is expected to significantly increase over the next decade. The province says 200 granting requests totalling $165 million were made for funding. Wednesday’s announcement was made jointly by Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and Environment Minister Glen Murray at Ikea’s Etobicoke location on The Queensway. Last year, the company signed a deal to install EV charging stations at all of its Canadian stores. A full map of

planned locations is accessible via the provincial travel web portal Ontario 511. The full network is expected to open by March 31, 2017. Provincial Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray (left), Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca, MPP Peter Milczyn (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) and IKEA's Liz Wilson demonstrate the use of an electric car charging station at The Queensway IKEA on Wednesday, where it was announced 500 new chargers to be installed throughout the province. Staff/METROLAND

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Lastman set tone on keeping property taxes low It was only appropriate that as Toronto Council began to debate its budget directions for what could be a very austere 2017, surviving mayors of Toronto’s pre-amalgamation municipalities should be gathered to unveil a display of portraits and a bit of a light history lesson on amalgamation. Former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall was there along with ex-Etobicoke mayor Doug Holyday. Former York mayor Frances Nunziata was on hand to officiate, along with East York’s last mayor Michael Prue. The late Frank Faubert of Scarborough was in the picture, and there in memory. And of course, there was Mel Lastman – North York’s first, last and only mayor; and arguably one of the preeminent co-authors of the financial conundrum that Toronto is facing today. Lastman was North York’s favourite son, a successful municipal politician whose boosterish approach to

david nickle the city governance made his reelection in North York a certainty and made him a good bet to win the mayoralty in the first election of amalgamated Toronto. It was a good bet but by no means a sure thing, and to nail it down, Lastman relied on two things: the love of his North York constituents, and a promise to freeze property taxes for three years straight. This, he did for the first three costly years of amalgamated Toronto. And they set a standard – impossible to meet, but always there – of very low property tax increases. Because of that, revenue has never quite kept up with demand. On Tuesday, Lastman offered a reminder of his original pitch. ���People don’t understand. Take a look at the price of food: you go in to buy apples, you buy a

lettuce, a celery. Six bucks, eight bucks. It’s crazy. Then you come along the last thing in the line, the taxes. You increase taxes? Where the hell will they get the money?” Other mayors have put this more gracefully, but this is the blunt narrative that leads us to Toronto’s financial problems today. Upstairs, Lastman’s successors spent the day grappling with the need for a 2.6 per cent cut to all programs in order to write a budget that’s sustainable. Property taxes have actually been shrinking over the years, and services have become more expensive. Under questioning from councillors, senior staff acknowledged that services are going to be constrained and necessary growth in services in, for example, poverty reduction, will be nearly impossible. The tricks that saved Lastman and his successors – deferring expenses through what turned out to be bad

leasing deals, or ballooning revenue from our everbubbling land transfer tax, rescues from more sympathetic provincial governments – won’t be available for long. So that means service cuts in the short term, and in the long term? Maybe revenue tools. But Lastman wasn’t so sure about those. A little alcohol tax, some tobacco tax… maybe hotels would be fine. “But if they start hitting on other taxes they’re in trouble, because the people can’t afford them and they’re going to get fed up with politicians completely,” warned Lastman. With words of wisdom like that from amalgamated Toronto’s founding father, it seems pretty clear that we’ve all been in trouble for a very long time.

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settled Syrian families will find it hard to cope during the next six months. depression, anxiety “There’s an overwhelming need for a lot of things,” she said, adding though the refugees are grateful for all support, many are depressed or anxious. Many of the first families to arrive in December or January have depleted their savings. Their private sponsors, didn’t fully support them financially, thinking they could get jobs once they reached the safety of Canada, said MananghayaPoernama. jobs hard to find “Even entry-level jobs are very hard to find.” She echoed findings of the committee, adding refugees who arrived before the federal government changed last fall are still paying back the cost of their air fares to

Canada. “It’s the financial part of it that concerns them the most,” said MananghayaPoernama. When approached now by people who want to sponsor new Syrian refugees, she said, she asks them to support those already here. Debbie Douglas, executive director of the Ontario Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrants, said her group gets concerned about refugees entering “Month 13,” because government and private sponsors only commit to support them for one year. “What happens after that year is over and people have to start supporting themselves?” asked Douglas, predicting it will be difficult if they don’t have language skills and training needed to find jobs. Many of the refugees are at beginning stages for learning English or French. That kind of ESL instruction “needs beefing up” in Ontario and many more

child-minding spaces must be added, Douglas said last week. OCASI also believes mental health challenges of refugees may not surface for years, and it’s important for frontline workers to be trained to see the signs, she said. “I don’t think there’s a sense of panic,” Douglas added. “I think it’s doable.” Munson said it would have been hard to know in advance what the cost of Syrian refugee settlement would be, but with new refugees coming this fall, governments should learn from the past six months and act accordingly. “Refugees have said over and over again the last thing they want to be is a burden,” said the senator, whose committee heard oftenemotional testimony from refugees and advocates in Toronto and other cities. “You could see the quiet suffering that was going on,” he said.

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SEx TRAffICkING REvEAlS THE dARk SIdE of SoCIAl mEdIA MIKE ADLER AnD FAnnIE SUnSHInE newsroom@insidetoronto.com Girls are growing up online, and many in Greater Toronto spend as much time with social media as they do in school, chatting, liking, posting. They don’t know pimps are watching. Predatory men and boys are waiting not just at the shopping mall, but on Instagram, Snapchat, free dating sites, anywhere they can catch a girl at the right moment. Experts say that could be after she argues with her parents, or expresses vulnerability about her looks. “They’ll tell her how smart she is, how pretty she is, that she’s a grown-up who can make her own decisions and doesn’t have to listen to her parents,” says Michele Anderson, human trafficking advocate for Toronto’s Covenant House. Sixteen is a typical age, but girls as young as 12 are targets. “They tell their life stories online,” saying things like, “I look fat today,” said Det.-Sgt. Nunzio Tramontozzi, head of the Toronto police human trafficking team. Trolling, traffickers start out by assuring the girl, “You’re not, you look great,” he said. “Within days, they hook them.” Online luring is one reason sex trafficking happens around Greater Toronto – a hub for this type of crime through which victims are moved quickly from hotel to hotel – not just to homeless girls, but to the girl next door. If a child looks for validation or acceptance in an online space, and someone offers it, “that’s an adrenaline rush, that’s dopamine,” said Debbie Gordon, director of kidsmediacentre at Centennial College. Online culture puts pressure on children to get approval for posts, or to build up followers, without really caring who those followers are, she said. Some may say, “If I show more, take more risks, the next selfie will get more likes,” added Gordon. “You see so many kids taking such incredible risks.” A trafficker will suggest meeting for dinner or coffee, and will shower a girl with expensive designer purses or cell phones, said Anderson. They’ll then head to a hotel, where the girl is introduced to some of the trafficker’s friends, and she’s forced to have sex with them in exchange for the gifts she received. “They’ll say, ‘What, you think this is all free?’” Anderson said. If the girl resists, blackmail ensues. Or the trafficker gets aggressive and abusive. Victims are typically allowed home at night, but the

threat of physical violence always looms if they dare tell anyone what’s happening, Anderson said. In Olivia’s case, the trafficker was someone she knew from high school, entering her life when she was about 20, struggling with her mental health and severely low self-esteem. There was a honeymoon phase where she felt special and loved. Olivia (not her real name) began living with the trafficker, feeling like she hit the jackpot. “He played on those vulnerabilities, knowing I wanted this relationship to be my forever.” Olivia worked as his girl for two years, in hotel rooms from Burlington and Oakville to Markham, Richmond Hill, and downtown Toronto. “To some degree, the industry itself met a lot of my needs. Now I felt good at something. I felt desired.” Leaving was difficult. She was incredibly scared for her reputation, and her trafficker threatened to send her sex ads to people she cared about.

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One day, a police officer posed as a John, checking Olivia’s identification to see if she was underage. She wasn’t, and wasn’t too receptive to his questions, but kept his card. It was six months before she called, hoping to escape and rebuild her life. Some trafficked women and girls finally, literally run for their lives. Others are held in place by ingrained feelings of love, dependence or fear. Luring is sometimes done by women, most often by friends who are victims themselves. Some are told they could be “partners” with their trafficker if they recruit replacements. Recruiting is a means of self-preservation, a chance to have sex with fewer people, said Carly Kalish, a therapist for the Scarborough-based East Metro Youth Services. “The illusion of being their partner is a big part of why you stay, but it’s never actually the case,” she said. NEXT: How Ontario’s new anti-trafficking strategy could convict more traffickers and offer crucial support to more survivors.

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‘Bigham’ and ‘Agar’ crescents tied to family whose history predates War of 1812 Unless you look up at just the right moment, it’s easy to miss this beautiful stone heritage house, perched on top of a steep hill, on the north side of Rathburn Road, east of Martin Grove Road. Its builder, Andrew Bigham, was born in Ireland in 1767 and immigrated to the United States in 1792. In 1800 he married Mary Fortunis, and they had four daughters and one son before Mary died in 1806. Andrew then married Mary Copeland and in mid-1807, they immigrated to Ontario. In 1808, Andrew was granted land based on his British military service. He and Mary settled on a 26-hectare property northeast of today’s Martin Grove Road and Rathburn Road intersection where he initially built a log house. They would eventually have three daughters and seven sons on this property. Andrew also erected a saw mill on Mimico Creek, which ran through his property. The exact date their new stone house was built is unknown, but it was designed in a fairly uncommon “saltbox” style, suggesting

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The exact date their new stone house was built is unknown, but it was designed in a fairly uncommon ‘saltbox’ style... – Denise Harris

The house’s interior still has its pine woodwork and stone fireplaces. A covered verandah runs across the front of the house, facing south and overlooking the Mimico Creek Valley. (Rathburn Road was not put through east of Martin Grove Road until 1962.) When Andrew died in 1843, he left the farm to his two youngest sons, Samuel and Jonathan, although Jonathan soon transferred his share to Samuel. Samuel married Eliza Ash in 1849. In the 1850s, Samuel

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www.martiphilp.com Complex, This Brilliantly Appointed & Lovingly Renovated Unit Is The One You’ve Been

Waiting For. Extraordinary Layout w/ 2 Generous Bedrooms and Dual Ensuite Bathrooms, Quietly Elegant Living Room, & Thoughtfully Renovated Kitchen w/ Adjoining Dining Room - Both Walking Out To An Open Air Terrace Overlooking A Lush And Tranquil Park w/ Mature Trees & Meandering Creek. Walk Out From The Lower Level Family Room To The Breathtaking Rear Garden & Greenspace Beyond. Featuring A Full Double Re/Max Professionals Inc., Brokerage Car Garage w/ Interior Access & Custom Storage Closets - This Decadent Independently Owned and Operated & Versatile Space Suits All Lifestyles. Put This One On Your List! It’s Worth It!!

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236-1871

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2983 Bloor st W. near Bloor & royal york

Custom built contemporary home with designer interior &

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huge pie shaped sunfilled yard. Deluxe Appliances, Expansive windows provide natural light throughout the home. Skylight, 2 fireplaces, Grand walkout basement. Royal LePage West Realty Group, Brokerage Completion Date Mid Summer/Early Fall. Call For Details.

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Weston Mansion 4,400 sqft

28 Cowley ave

$1,099,000 Gorgeous Custom-Built 2-Storey Family Home! Beautiful Curb Appeal With Front Veranda And 2 Car Garage. Open Spiral Oak Staircase. 4 Large Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Main Floor Family Room With Fireplace. Eat-In Kitchen With 2 Pantries & WalkOut To Patio. Main Floor Laundry. Hardwood Floors! Huge Master Bedroom With W/I Closet, 5-Pc Ensuite Bath. Lower Level With 8’ Ceilings, Over-Size Cantina & Walk-Up To Backyard! Minutes To Schools, Shopping, Parks, Transit And Highway. MLS# W3548966

Providing Professional Service with a Personal Touch!

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57-57A GEORGE ST. 2 Addresses, Large Weston Mansion 86 Ft 416 Frontage. Ideal For Two Families, 3 Car Garage, Large Covered www.JeffMacko.com Front Porch, Deck off Master Bdrm, 2 Gas Fireplaces, Skylights, Hwd Flrs, High Ceilings, Mechanicals Updated And Maintained, Separate Hydro Meters & Laundry, New High Effi Gas Boiler, A True Charmer In Old Weston with Lots of Wood Trim & Character. TTC, Sutton West Realty Inc., GO & Union Person Express, Community Living in the City, A Must Brokerage See. Come to the Open House. Asking Price $989,900.00. Independently Owned and Operated

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www.asgoodasSOLD.ca cabinetry His & Her Closets/Change Rooms 4+1 Bed Rooms, Open concept Living/Dining/Custom Kitchen overlooks Sam SeLLS

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Rare Opportunity To Own A Prime Retail/Residential Building In The Heart Of The Kingsway. 1,010 Sq. Ft. Of Office Space Currently Being Used As A Medical Office. Additionally 1,640 Sq. Ft. 2 Storey 3 Bedroom Residential Condo With 2 Decks And 2 Solariums. Residential Space Has 2-4 Pc, 1-2 Pc Washrooms. 3 Underground Parking Spots. Prime Bloor St. Exposure. Walk To Subway. Excellent Opportunity For Investor/ User. Live in the Kingsway or operate as an Income Property.

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During the summer, everyone always prefers to be outside, and evenings are no exception. Whether you’re seeing all the stars in the night sky at the cottage or experiencing the lights and sounds of the city, there’s something particularly magical and romantic about being outdoors after the sun sets. The warm, open air is also the perfect setting for al fresco dining. Skip the pricey patios and invite loved ones over for some inspired summer entertaining. “Outdoor dining gives you the perfect opportunity to explore extraordinary food with your dinner guests,” says Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s Choice Cooking School. “Don’t be afraid to give your guests some different flavours by introducing them to a collection of innovative food.” Try Filippou’s four great tips to make sure the food you serve and the atmosphere you create are as memorable as the company you share them with.

Move in this December!

S K Susan Krever Sales Representative

JUST LISTED | 636 EVANS AVENUE #308 For Sale by Assignment | for $799,000

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

Brand new Humber Mews enclave! This end unit is on a prime corner lot. Totally upgraded! Features include open concept main floor, powder room, walk-out to patio, three bedrooms with 3rd floor master with walk-in closet and ensuite bath, 2nd floor laundry, 4th bath rough-in in basement. Two side-by-side parking spots in underground garage.

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Office - 416.530.1100 • Direct - 416.737.9999 WELCOME TO 39 BURROWS AVE: The pool is open! Just in time for summer, your family will love this open, airy and bright rebuild that combines character with modern elegance and perfectly finished ensuites in all 4 bedrooms! The kitchen has a quartz island; wine fridge; Electrolux gourmet chef’s grill and walnut floors. Huge rec/games room with cozy gas fireplace downstairs for the teens. Walk-out to the shimmering blue, heated, saltwater pool and enjoy! It’s a great time to get into this fantastic family neighbourhood. St. Gregory’s and Rosethorn French Immers. Schools! Call Jeanette for details & to view before it’s snapped up! $1,488,800!

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Serve cool undiluted drinks Don’t make the mistake of serving too much ice — nobody likes a watered-down drink. Use environmentally-friendly reusable ice cubes that can easily be found in the seasonal housewares section of most retail stores.

Set the mood Put on some tunes that your guests or date are sure to enjoy. Make sure you ask around to get a feel for the different tastes in music so you can prepare the perfect playlist. Nice tunes, some great company and summer night dining will create the perfect setting for a truly memorable evening.

Spend more time with guests The last thing you want to do when entertaining is hide out in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the party outside. So cut down on food prep by serving delicious but simple appetizers like

A LOVELY 3-BEDROOM—STEPS TO THE LAKE! OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4 PM

ANGELA, PAUL & LAURA GIRAUDY Sales Representatives

231-3000

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royal LePage real estate Services Ltd., brokerage

PERFECT match!

Don’t forget the citronella The only thing you want your guests to leave your party with are full bellies, not bug bites. So make sure you keep out unwanted visitors like pesky mosquitos with citronella lamps or candles. The added lights also help create a great ambience that just might make your guests believe they’re on a tropical island on a late summer night. Find inspiration on some great dishes to go along with these tips online at pc.ca.

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LIFE IS COOL IN THE LAKESHORE!!!

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78 tweLfth Street, new toronto A stylishly-updated & splendidly-spacious, one-of-a-kind home just steps from the Lake, parks, pool & Waterfront Trail! This wonderfully-charming home offers more than 1400 sq ft of captivating living space including 3 inviting bedrooms, a sparkling 5-pce washroom, a trendy openconcept main floor w beautiful bamboo floors, gorgeous kitchen, 2 staircases, a cool entertainer’s deck, private backyard & garage! JuSt LiSted! only $769,000. oPen houSe July 16-17, 2-4pm 50 Second Street, South etobicoke This sweet semi is ideally located in much-soughtafter New Toronto—just steps to the lake, waterfront trails & pool. The TTC streetcar is virtually at its door & the Go Train is within walking distance! Across the street from 2nd Street School with French Immersion! This surprisingly spacious and lovingly maintained 3-bedroom has been home to the same family for 45 years! Walk out from living room to a deep backyard. Private drive/garage parks 3-4 cars. JuSt LiSted for only $549,000!

“Service is our Motto” Tina Klein Stanley, Broker

www.tinaklein.com • 416 743-3832

rexdale real estate

No matter where I go and to whom I talk to, Real Estate is the topic of conversation. “What is happening?” I am constantly being asked. “WILD!” is one of the words most often used to describe this market. It is certainly not what we have been used to as far as the market prices have been in the past years. Houses are being listed and sold over the asking price. There is a shortage of homes for sale and bidding wars with Buyers are evident and therefore homes are selling beyond their asking price. IT’S A SELLER’S MARKET! The next statement follows, “How are the kids buying their first home going to afford a home in Toronto?”My response is “Mortgage rates have remained low; 2.59% for a 5 year fixed mortgage. Two income families are necessary, multiple families with basement apartments, occupying the same residence and in some cases some financial assistance from their families are factors on how homes are being purchased in Toronto.” Also the market has a strong presence with renovators who buy a home at a lower price, renovate it and then put it back on the market at a much higher price. These homes are very desirable as buyers are looking for homes that do not require extreme renovations. NOTE** (If you are thinking of renovating, give me a call. I have an information list available for the asking, to prevent you from being taken by the on-going prevalent “renovator scammers.”)** While doing the research for this article I came across some interesting facts. The Average Selling price in Rexdale in June was $525,000. And the average selling price was 103% above asking. It took an average of 20 days on the market to sell a home. You’ve seen the signs SOLD ABOVE ASKING! How does that work? Let me explain. When you take a property and the selling price should be around the $550 mark. It will be suggested to the Seller that we need to underprice the property to $499,900, put it on MLS and wait with taking offers for a week and then if it worked have more than one offer on the property with buyers fighting. The highest offer generally wins and the house sells over the asking price. I have included the selling prices for properties in the first 6 months of this year. Prices are moving up very fast. We’ve sold 4 properties over a million in the past 6 months. I have not included condo’s or townhouses in these figures because some Townhouse Complexes and some Condo Buildings have issues with the reserve funds and are pulling the average prices considerably down. If you would like an update of the REAL ESTATE VALUE of your home or condo – Give me a call, I would be delighted to give you the updates. You can always reach me at (416) 743-3832.

Keep Smiling! Tina

sales from Jan 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016 type

# of solds 2016

average Price

Medium Price

lowest Price

Highest Price

Detached 1.5 Storey * No Garage

9

$562,078

$541,000

$495,000

$650,000

Detached 1.5 Storey * with Garage

5

$593,600

$560,000

$500,000

$730,000

Detached 2 Storey * No Garage

6

$544,333

$527,500

$466,000

$670,000

Detached 2 Storey * Garage

51

$703,501

$675,000

$463,000

$1,200,000

Detached Bungalow * No Garage

28

$592,282

$590,500

$495,000

$692,000

Detached Bungalow with Garage

93

$620,819

$618,000

$512,500

$800,000

Detached 3 Lvl Back/Side split * Carport

13

$576,217

$577,000

$535,000

$631,000

Semi-Detached Bungalow/Backsplit/2 Storey

10

$506,085

$520,425

$445,000

$550,000

Source: Toronto Real Estate Board

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Frank Leo

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Amazing Opportunity, Gorgeous 2 Storey, Open Concept Layout, Bright Sunlit, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Large Living Rm, Formal Dining Rm, New Modern Kitchen, Granite Countertops, Finished Basement with Walkout, Long Private Drive, Double Garage! Only $979,900!

65 FT X 210 FT RAvINE LOT Fabulous Quiet Tree Lined Street, Detached 4 Bedroom 2 Storey with Finished Walkout Basement, Open Concept Living & Dining Room, Overlook a Beautiful Tranquil Setting, Backyard Oasis, Double Garage! Only $699,900!

EXECUTIvE 2 STOREY

Fabulous Curb Appeal, 4 Bedrooms, Grand Entrance with Cathedral Ceilings, Open Concept Living Room, Bright Sunlit, Formal Dining Room, Large Family Room, Stainless Steel Appliances in Wonderful Kitchen, Walkout to Massive Deck, Finished Basement with Walkout, Theatre Room, Great for Entertaining! Must be Seen! Only $899,900!

CABBAGETOWN LANDMARk

Totally Renovated Detached Toronto Home. Bright & Sunlit Architectural Masterpiece will Amaze You! 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Tempered Glass, 3 Balconies, Granite Floor, Custom Kitchen with B/I Appliances, Spacious & Open Concept with Approx. 1,000 Sq. Ft. of Living Space!, Sauna, Finished Basement, Beautiful Deck + Garden, One of a Kind! Simply Must be Seen! Only $699,900!

Absolutely Stunning Approximately 3,000 Sq Ft Of Luxury Living Space Located In Prestigious Neighbourhood!! Quality Workmanship Throughout. Huge Gourmet Kitchen W/ High-End Viking Appliances, Large Island And Separate Pantry, Sunken Open-Concept Family Room W/ Soaring 18’ Ceiling, Main Floor Living Room/Office, Finished W/O Basement & Much More! Amazing Property, Amazing Opportunity! Only $1,595,000!!

DEMAND NEIGHBOURHOOD QUIET COURT

Detached 2 Storey, Fabulous Curb Appeal, Open Concept Living & Dining Rooms, Large Modern Family Size Kitchen, Walkout to Interlock Patio, Main Floor Family Room, Gas Fireplaces, Master Bedroom Retreat, Rec Room in Basement, Double Garage, Must be Seen! Only $999,900!

YORk UNIvERSITY vILLAGE!!

Amazing Investment Opportunity!! Large & Well Maintained 3-Storey, 7 Room Turn-Key Residence Includes Common Area Kitchen And Family Room, Laundry Area, W/O To 3rd Floor Patio/Deck, 2-Car Garage, Ample Storage Space. Located Steps To University & All Facilities. Easy To Rent & Maintain - Only $799,900!!

GORGEOUS RAISED BUNGALOW

Fabulous Opportunity, Large Spacious Living Room, Picture Window, Formal Dining Room, 3+1 Bdrms, Professionally Finished Bsmt, Modern Family Size, Kitchen Pantry, Huge Rec Room, Wet Bar, Ideal for Entertaining or In-law Suite, Interlocking Drive + Patio, Garage, Large Veranda. Simply Stunning! Only $699,900!

kLEINBURG MASTERPIECE! Stunning Brand New 5 Bdrm 2 Storey with 3 Car Garage, Backing onto Ravine. Exclusive “Doctor’s Street” 5,373 Sq Ft Including Finished W/O Basement, Over 500K in Upgrades, All Bedrooms with Own Spa-Like Ensuites! 9 Car Parking, 10 Ft Ceilings, Entertainer’s Dream! $1,999,000!

RENOvATED 6 BEDROOM 2 STOREY Quiet High Demand Neighbourhood, Situated on 390 ft Deep Lot, Stunning Open Concept Layout, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Gourmet Family Size Kitchen, S/S Appliances, Formal Dining Room, Spacious Bright Large Living Rm, Massive Family Room, Walkout to Deck Overlooking Large Backyard, Finished Basement, Enclosed Sunroom, Double Garage Plus Much More! Only $1,299,900!

MARkLAND WOOD GEM

SPECTACULAR CUSTOM LUXURY 2 STOREY

Situated on a 165 Ft Deep lot, High Demand Neighbourhood, Open Concept Layout, 5 Bathrooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Fireplaces, 4 Walkouts, Quality Finishes, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Crown Mouldings, Coffered Ceilings, Recess Lighting, Formal Dining Room, Family Rm with Built-Ins + Gas Fireplace, Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Countertop, S/S Appliances, Master Bdrm Retreat, W/I Closet, Dream Ensuite, Walkout Finished Bsmt, High Ceilings Plus Much More! $1,980,000!

kING CITY RETREAT!!

Beautiful Custom-Built Chalet-Style Bungalow Situated On A Spectacular 1.7+ Acre Ravine Lot with Tranquil Nature-Filled Surroundings. Soaring 18’ Ceilings And Open Concept Layout Perfect For Year-Round Entertaining. Wrap-Around Deck With Incredible Ravine View. Spacious Master Bedroom Retreat. Separate In-Law Suite. Amazing Opportunity To Own A Piece Of Nature. Only $1,295,000!

DOWNTOWN DETACHED 2 STOREY!

Amazing Opportunity, Spectacular Detached 5 Bedroom 2 Storey on Premium 54 Ft Lot that widens to 75 Ft at back, Double Door Entry, Renovated Gourmet Kitchen, Centre Island, Granite Countertop, Formal Dining, Large Living Room, Main Floor Den, Finished Bsmt, 2 Fireplaces, Large Deck, Fabulous Curb Appeal! Only $999,900!

Stunning Fully Renovated Victorian with High Ceilings in Little Portugal, Gourmet Kitchen with Granite & Stainless Steel Appliances, Reno’d Baths, 2 Bdrm Bsmt In-Law Suite with Laundry, Concrete Drive, Super Value! Only $989,000!

HIGH DEMAND RICHMOND HILL LOCATION!

SUPER vALUE! Wonderful Detached 2 Storey with Garage and 3 Car Parking, Gourmet Kitchen, Renovated Baths, Master With 4pc Ensuite, High Basement with Great Potential, Close to Lake, GO Station, Schools and Gardiner! Must Be Seen! Only $739,000!

Bright and spacious 3 bdrm, 3 bath semi with a great layout includes comfortable living room and spacious eat-in kitchen with walk-out to fully-fenced yard. Close to all amenities such as shopping, transit and major highways and mins to GO station. Move in and enjoy! Only $749,900.

PRIME PELHAM PARk! High Demand Neighbourhood on a Quiet Dead end Street, Detached 3 Bedroom, Formal Living and Dining Rooms, Walkout from Kitchen, Same Owner for Over 50 Years, Large Porch, Private Driveway, Double Garage with Access from Lane & Driveway, Amazing Value + Opportunity! Only $699,900

QUEENSWAY BUNGALOW!

Well maintained Detached Home in high demand neighbourhood, Separate entrance to In-law suite, Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, formal dining room, spacious living room. Gorgeous landscaped Cottage like backyard with gazebo overlooking pond. Must be seen, Steps to transit, Minutes to Downtown! Only $699,900!

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Detached Stunning Side Split Situated on 60 Ft Lot, Renovated Kitchen, Gleaming Hardwood Floor, Large Living Room, Picture Window, Family Room, Sunroom Addition, Finished Basement W/O, 2nd Kitchen, Ideal for Entertaining or In-Law Suite, Oversized Garage, High Demand Neighbourhood. Only $699,900!

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RAvINE LOT!

Beautiful 1 ½ Storey Home Situated On A Huge Lot!! Updated From Top To Bottom With Stylish New Kitchen, Large Living/Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Hardwood Floors, Amazing Backyard Retreat W/ Huge Deck, Brand New Garage, Plus Much More! Quiet, Family Friendly Neighbourhood Close To All Amenities. Incredible Opportunity, Only $629,000!!!

Large 4 Bedroom Detached 2-Storey! Oversized Eat-In Kitchen, Spacious Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Separate Living Room/Den, Finished Basement + Separate Entrance, Large Deck. Many Updates! Quiet Neighborhood Close Transit, Shopping & Amenities. Amazing Value – Won’t Last Long, Only $599,900!!!

SPACIOUS BUNGALOW!

LUXURY RESORT STYLE CONDO!!

Beautiful upgraded 3 bdrm in high demand area! Renovated bath, upgraded hardwood floors. Separate side entrance to 2 bdrm In-law suite with kitchen, living room, bath and separate laundry. Steps from Clarkson GO and QEW! Exceptional value at only $545,000!

Situated On 9 Acres Of Award Winning Gardens, Largest Outdoor Pool In The Country , 22 Sq Ft Indoor Rec Centre & Tennis Courts, Fabulous Suite Over 2000 Sq Ft. Plus A Large Balcony, Large Master Bedroom Retreat, Gorgeous Hardwood Floor, Updated Guest Bathroom, Clear Views, Parking & Locker! Close To Amenities! Amazing Value! $469,900!

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MODERN CONDO LIvING AT ITS BEST!

PRIME DOWNTOWN LOCATION!

Luxury 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo in the Heart of the City, steps to CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Sobeys, TTC, Banks, Schools, Fine Dining, and Lake Shore. Great turn-key home or investment. Amazing Opportunity, Must Be Seen! Only $469,900!

WATER FRONT vIEWS!

Luxury 2+1 Bedroom Boutique Condo Located At “The Essence” South Kingsway!! Spacious Open Concept, 9’ Ceilings, Upgraded Kitchen W/ Granite Counters, Custom Backsplash, Breakfast Bar, Hardwood Floors, Master W/ Full Ensuite, 2 Parking Spots & Much More. Amazing Location Surrounded By $ Million Dollar Homes! Incredible Opportunity! Only $399,900!!!

Bright Open Concept In High Demand Downtown location. High Ceiling, Exposed Concrete & Wall-ToWall Windows, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertop, & Hardwood Throughout. Great Living Space With Walk-Out To Large Balcony. Many Amenities at Low Maintenance Cost. Transit Score 97, Walk Score 86!!! Only $399,900.

Bright, Spacious Split 2-Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Suite in Prime Location. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter and breakfast bar. Spacious Master with ensuite, hardwood floors. High Class Amenities. Steps To All Conveniences, Great Opportunity For End User Or Investor. Don’t Miss Out! Only $399,900!

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LUXURIOUS BOUTIQUE STYLE CONDO! Modern Unit With Soaring 10ft ceilings and stunning floor to ceiling rounded windows. Great open concept space. Upgraded kitchen w/ granite and stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous dark hardwood floors, Separate Den! Fabulous Opportunity! Only $299,900!!

“The Verdale” In Markham!! Bright Open Concept Suite W/ 9’ Ceilings, Upgraded Kitchen W/ Granite Counters, Custom Backsplash, Stainless Steel Appliances & Breakfast Bar, Hardwood Floors & Much More. Comes Complete W/ Parking Spot & Locker. Located In The Heart Of Downtown Markham, Close To Shopping, Transit & All Amenities. Amazing Value – Must Be Seen! Only $299,900!

Immaculate 840 Sq Ft 2 Bdrm Corner Unit, Tridel Built with 2 Full Washrooms, Bamboo Floors, Master with 4 Pc Ensuite, Open Balcony, Parking and Locker, Close to 427/401/409, World Class Amenities! Only $314,900!

LUXURY UNIONvILLE CONDO!

1,300 SQ FT OF LUXURY

2+1 Bdrm Corner Unit with Enormous Wrap Around Balcony in Newer Boutique Building, Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen with 10 Ft Quartz Island, 9 ft Ceilings, Huge Bdrms with 4pc Ensuites, $10K Custom Doors, Amazing Location in Norseman School District, Minutes to Downtown! Only $549,900!

YONGE & SHEPPARD!! Beautiful, Bright and Spacious 2 bdrm plus den with 2 full baths. Large split layout. Den has doors and can be used a room/office. Great SW corner view. Parking spot close to elevator. Amazing location with underground access to 2 subway stations, A must see only $469,900!!

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What inspired you to write Malaika’s Costume? I actually made a picture book called The Greatest Carnival Ever when I was in Grade 6 at Msgr. John Corrigan. I think that shows that, even back then in the late ’80s, I had this love of Carnival. So, when I was taking a course on writing for children at George Brown College and we had a project where we had to write a picture book, I decided to write a book with a Carnival theme. But Malaika’s Costume is also an immigration story, too – one that I think is common for a lot of Caribbean families. My

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own parents came from Jamaica. And in my family, it was often the women that came (to Canada) first, worked, then sponsored their children to come up... In Malaika’s Costume, it was her mom who moved to Canada to work and Malaika is being raised by her grandmother.

us a little bit Q Tell about the storyline of Malaika’s Costume? It takes place in the A Caribbean during Carnival time and it’s after Malaika’s mother has left to work in Canada. Her mom has promised to send Malaika money for a Carnival costume, but the money doesn’t come. So she needs to figure it out – and the story is about how she goes about figuring it

out. kind of reaction are you getting from Q What kids? It’s interesting

even though A because, the book is written in what I call Caribbean Patois Lite, every child gets it. I had one audience where a lot of kids were of Brazilian descent, and they said they all knew of Carnival and they all liked the book.

up, did you attend Caribana here Q Growing in Toronto? Yes, my dad would

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Make it and take it! WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave. CONTACT: 416-394-5120 COST: Free Calling all kids six to 12 years old. Get creative at the library and join in for a weekly craft. July 14 - Cardboard challenge. Wings Night WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: 416-231-2021, COST: $7.50 per pound of wings Everyone is welcome (19+). Six-Handed Euchre WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan, 416 252-6822, franklinhorner@gmail.com COST: $3 members, $4 non-members All levels are welcome. Thursday Euchre Night WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Lakeshore Moose Lodge, downstairs, 3751 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Nelson MacArthur, 416 255-8375 COST: Cover $5 Everyone welcome.

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Lunches at RCL Branch 210 WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: 416-231-2021 COST: $5.50

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Summer Dash WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Ken Cox Community Centre, 28 Samuel Smith Park Dr. CONTACT: 416-8958979, www.torontoinlinespeed.com, cynth. head@gmail.com COST: $20 registration to skate A morning of inline skate racing. Events for kids, youth and adults. It’s free to cheer. Mental Health First Aid Canada WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: The Unitarian Fellowship of Northwest To-

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Wild Stars of the Australian Safari WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave. CONTACT: 416394-5120 COST: Free Get up close with exotic animals of the Australian Safari with Hands on Exotics. Children will get the opportunity to meet and learn about various birds, reptiles, furries, and even a Red Kangaroo from Australia. CHECK OUT OUR complete online community calendar by visiting www.insidetoronto.com where you can read listings from your Etobicoke neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto. ronto, 55 St. Phillips Rd. CONTACT: Cindy Krysac, 416-255-7838, cindykrysac@gmail.com COST: $180 Mental Health First Aid Canada is help for a person experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. The goal is to offer a person immediate assistance until they can receive appropriate professional treatment or until the crisis is over. Fusion of Taste Festival WHEN: Noon to 9 p.m. WHERE: Albion Islington Square, Albion and Islington intersection CONTACT: Albion Islington Square BIA, www. fusionoftaste.com/ COST: Free A signature event of Albion Islington Square Business Improvement Area. Barbecue Fundraiser WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 266/46, 3591 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Royal Canadian Legion, 416-760-9190, COST: Charge for barbecue Barbecue fundraiser in support of the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre. Menu: catfish on a bun; hamburgers; hot dogs; beverages; silent auction and a raffle. Big Bang Karaoke for Pulse Orlando WHEN: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. WHERE: Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Melissa Fawcett, 647926-0947, www.placebospace.ca,

events@thelincoln.ca COST: $5 Hosted by Big Bang Karaoke with guest performances in support of Pulse Nightclub Survivors and Families of the Victims.

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The Rustin Oree Walk WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m. WHERE: Esther Lorrie Park, 50 Westhumber Blvd. CONTACT: 416-743-1331, rasras@ rogers.com COST: Free Weekly walking group for adults Sundays for one hour. It is not competitive and is open to all walking styles. Guest Preacher WHEN: 10 a.m. to Noon WHERE: Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 2705 Islington Ave. CONTACT: Pastor G.C. Johnson, 416-741-2110, www.oslc. on.ca COST: Free Special guest preacher: Rev. Ron Mohr from Lutheran Church Canada, East District. Society of Canadian Artists WHEN: Opening reception: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, 399 The West Mall CONTACT: Katriina Campitelli, 416394-8628, toronto.ca/eccartgallery, eccartgallery@toronto.ca COST: Free An exhibition from a national, future-minded artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. Admission is free. All are welcome. Sunday Dance Moose Lodge WHEN: 4 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Lakeshore Moose Lodge, 3753 Lake

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Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Nelson MacArthur, 416-255-8376, nelsonmac41@hotmail.com COST: Cover $2 Non-members Joe Tucker and Second Wind. Open mic. Kitchen now open. Sunday Evening Dance and Light Supper WHEN: 6 to 11 p.m. WHERE: WestWay Dance Club, 291 Evans Ave. CONTACT: Mary Fulton, 416-2556925, thewestwayclub@gmail.com COST: $20 Ballroom and social. Sunday dance and light supper.

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Tween STEAM Club WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N CONTACT: Ana M, 416-394-5247, amalespin@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Explore the world of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Let your creativity amaze you as you create optical illusions, design LEGO mazes, build towers, bridges and elevators. For ages 10-13 years. Drop-in.

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Amica Tour and Lunch WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431 COST: Free A complimentary lunch and tour to explore two locations of AMICA Mature Lifestyle Residences. A bus will depart the Centre at 11 a.m.

First Stop: Tour at Amica at Erin Mills, 460 Kimbermount Ave. Second Stop: Lunch and tour at Amica at City Centre, 380 Princess Royal Dr., Mississauga. Registration required. Introducing Reflexology WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: 416-2526822, franklinhorner.inquiries@gmail. com COST: $30 for members; $40 for non-members for 30 minutes. Experience the relief of aches and pains. Call for appointment. Tuesday Afternoon 3+3 Dance WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. WHERE: The West-Way Dance Club, 291 Evans Ave. CONTACT: Mary Fulton, 416255-6925 COST: $5 Three line dances and three ballroom dances. Stonegate Farmers’ Market Bingo at Market WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Parking Lot - Christ Church St. James Anglican Church, 194 Park Lawn Road CONTACT: Julia, 416-231-7070 Ext.229, julia.graham@stonegatechc. org COST: Free Take part in Bingo games and have the chance to win a market prize. Bingo starts at 4:30 p.m.

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Applewood Summer Concerts in The Park WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Broadacres Park: Applewood House Gardens, 450 The West Mall CONTACT: 416-410-1570 COST: Free Outdoor concerts by the Etobicoke Community Concert Band playing music from Broadway, Hollywood and Big Band.

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l i f e i n w at e r c o l o u r : clockwise from top left, an art patron focuses on the work of Jeanette langlois labelle during a tribute exhibit for the late artist that opened last tuesday at the neilson Park creative centre; Brenda Sturino (right) and Jill Maslanka discuss labelle’s artwork; lebelle’s watercolour piece, ‘nouvelles de Matin”; and art patron Margaret Stawicki examines the work of labelle. the exhibit runs through July 16.

leafS caMP: clockwise from top, team Blue’s nikita lisov (left) clears the puck away from team white’s Vladimir Bobylev during a scrimmage held Saturday at the Mastercard centre for Hockey excellence to wind up the the toronto Maple leafs Development camp for leafs’ draftees and prospects; toronto Maple leafs coach Mike Babcock keeps a close watch on the play; and the puck flies over the head of goalie Joseph woll while below team white’s Jeremy Bracco and team Blue defender J.D. Greenway battle in front of the net.

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high school to club and more. I can’t complain with what I’ve accomplished.” Having blown whistles and thrown penalty flags at thousands of games, Green still finds time to be a mentor and is the recipient of almost every major award offered to a football official in the country. Green never did get an opportunity to officiate in the Canadian Football League, saying only that “internal politics” may have been a factor, but carries no grudge and was the supervisor of CFL officials for 12 years. In 1990, Green received the Tom Cheney award, the highest award given by Canadian amateur officials. Now, the Ken Green Trophy also exists and is awarded to an outstanding official in Ontario. Chatter in the sport community has Green lined up to be honored among the next wave of inductees to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Being a football official, also comes with nasty comments from spectators and coaches. Only once did he eject a coach. “You rely on judgment and the rules,” Green said. “Sure I’ve made several mistakes and admit to it. If

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