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Residents’ association hosts all-candidates debate Mimico Residents Association hosts an Etobicoke-Lakeshore provincial byelection all-candidates’ debate later this week. The debate will be held on Thursday, July 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave. Confirmed candidates include the Conservatives’ Doug Holyday, the Liberals’ Peter Milczyn, the New Democrats’ P.C. Choo and Green Party candidate Angela Salewsky. Association president Kyra Trainor will moderate the debate. Residents may submit questions for consideration for the candidates in writing at the event, or in advance at the MRA Facebook page or on the MRA website at www.mimicoresidents. ca or via email to email@example.com The meeting’s goal is to provide candidates an opportunity to discuss local issues and to answer residents questions, Trainor said. movies under the stars this summer wEnjoy
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nights? Take in Movies Under the Stars every Friday night from July 26 to Aug. 23 at Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave. from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. The first-run films begin at dusk. Free admission. Snacks provided. Bring your own chair. hosts free community festival wchurch
of The Queensway on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 416-251-6121 or visit www.queenswaybaptist.com for more.
sines will be on hand as well as kids’ games, vendors and live music.
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Come out to play seniors’ games every Thursday this summer. Seniors 55+ can play free games from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every Thursday in July and August at air-conditioned Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W., meet new friends and enjoy light refreshments. Enjoy Wheel of Fortune (July 25); Spelling Bee (Aug. 1); Brain Teasers (Aug. 8); Scrabble (Aug. 15); Jeopardy (Aug. 22) and Spelling Bee (Aug. 29). Call 416-418-0288 or sign up in person. Parking is very limited.
The New Orleans-inspired party returns to Lakeshore over August long weekend. The 10th annual Mardi Gras takes place Aug. 2 to 5 at Colonel Samuel Smith Park at the foot of Kipling Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West. The community-based event draws its inspiration from the world famous Mardi Gras held annually in New Orleans. A wide variety of cui-
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Queensway Baptist Church hosts its annual free mid-summer’s community festival this weekend. Enjoy a free barbecue, petting zoo, pony rides, clothing giveaway, live music, games and more at the church, 950 Islington Ave. north
Donate to Give 30 to give to Daily Bread Food Bank during Ramadan. Etobicoke man and Toronto lawyer Ziyaad Mia launched Give 30 last year when he contemplated giving his daily coffee money to Daily Bread and encouraging
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Tricks and flips SKATERS CONVERGE: Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and his crew arrived in Etobicoke on Thursday to present a skateboard demo outside Sport Chek Sherway on North Queens. At right, would-be skate champ Phoenix Oliver tries his hand at an ollie. Below, fans young and old watch as Hawk (bottom) gets major air on the halfpipe. Staff photos/IAN KELSO
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Science Gurus Club. She also helped organize a Locks of Hope initiative at the school, For the third year in a row, an which saw local hairdressers donate Etobicoke student from Bishop Allen their time to chop off the long locks Academy has claimed the title of the of six Bishop Allen students, which Toronto Catholic District School were then donated to an organizaBoard’s (TCDSB) top scholar. tion that makes wigs for kids with Recent Bishop Allen grad Emma cancer. Buller, 17, earned perfect grades Up next for Buller is a move to across her top six subjects – Advanced Hamilton, where she will study Functions, engineering Ca l c u l u s a n d at McMaster Vectors, Biology, University on a $48,000 scholarChemistry, ship. She hopes English and French to pursue a career in bio-chemical Immersion – to capture the title engineering. from amongst Buller’s advice her fellow Class to fellow students of 2013 graduhoping to follow in her footsteps ates across the TCDSB. is this: “Always “It was a really do your best and nice surprise,” work to the best of your abilities, Buller said, Courtesy photo because that’s all noting that she Emma Buller you can do.” learned the news Just behind while on vacation in the Rockies. “I just worked really Buller in the race for top scholar hard and made sure I did my best in this year was Roberto Nanni, also everything – and I had really supof Bishop Allen Academy. portive teachers and parents and Nanni earned an overall averfriends, so that helped as well.” age of 99.83 percent – scoring 100 Buller’s name now joins David percent in Calculus and Vectors, Marrello and Nicola Sahar’s – the Advanced Functions, Psychology, board’s 2011 and 2012 top grads, Philosophy, Religion and 99 percent respectively – in the Bishop Allen in Data Management. history books. All three Bishop Allen He was also editor of the school alumni earned averages of 100 per newspaper and a member of the cent in their final year of high school school’s Salesian Club, which fosters in order to emerge at the top of their Christian leadership and service. classes. Nanni is heading to Western Buller attributes her success to University next year to study Medical learning good time management Science. skills, which she said came in handy Etobicoke Trustee Ann Andrachuk, this year – especially when trying chair of the TCDSB, congratulated to balance her academics with her all of the board’s top grads for being among the world’s very best stuextra-curricular activities. Juggling all of her studies with dents. her out-of-the-classroom activities, “Their unique stories, leadership Buller said, was all about organizaexperiences, and impressive results tion: “It was mostly just about being demonstrate how a diverse student organized and getting any assignpopulation is being prepared to ments I missed from friends.” compete on the global stage,” she said in a statement. On top of devoting two to three hours a night to her homework studies, Buller was also a member Have great news story to share? of Bishop Allen’s volleyball and Contact the newsroom via email at firstname.lastname@example.org badminton teams and the school’s
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Residents’ input needed on subway
f it wasn’t for the Scarborough subway debate, it would seem Toronto has nothing else to talk about. Which brings us to the point of this editorial: talking. If transit is of such importance, then politicians should give Torontonians the chance to talk about it.
The debate hit a fevered pitch after Ford Fest, where Mayor Rob Ford said he was inundated with Scarborough residents telling him they wanted a subway. To make it sound like all of Scarborough took transit to Thomson Park July 5 and filled the ear of the mayor with chants of ‘We want subways!’ is hard to believe. The right approach would be to have more transit town halls – during the day and at night – so as many Torontonians as possible can have their say. That this approach should have taken place more during the David Miller era when Transit City was being constructed is a given. That these conversations our view should have continued when Ford wanted to axe Transit Hold transit Mayor City, expand subways, and now change the Scarborough RT meetings agreement with Metrolinx to a across city subway, is also obvious. However, it seems residents are, once again, at the whim of politicians – at all three levels of government. A shining example was the case with transportation minister Glen Murray’s announcement that $400 million has been removed from the Scarborough RT revitalization budget due to other construction issues at Kennedy station. There should be transit debates across Toronto because everyone will be impacted by the end result. Whether it’s the Eglinton or Finch LRT lines, the proposed Downtown Relief Line, or the currentlytrendy Scarborough subway debate, every kilometre of track laid down – LRT or subway – has a citywide impact, which cannot be ignored. So why are citizens, en-masse, being ignored? Why are they not being invited to town halls in various parts of the city to discuss transit in its entirety? Why are councillors not concerned about this lack of openness? Why, with so much money on the table to create a fluid transit solution – which includes cars – are Torontonians not being consulted? It’s all the same people being taxed to pay for these solutions. Why are we not being asked for our input on this issue?
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It’s time to put the hockey talk on ice
ack in the day, I didn’t have to rely on air conditioning to make it through hot spells. Talking hockey was enough to do the trick. Not anymore. Fact is, talking about today’s NHL makes me even hotter under the collar than I already am, especially when you’re conversing with one real tough cookie. Cookie: “I keep hearing the reason the Leafs can’t make any more roster acquisitions is because of the impact of free agency on players’ salaries. I know nothing about the business of sports. Can you explain that relationship to me?” Me: “No problemo. Let’s say Team ‘X’ is interested in signing Free Agent ‘X’ away from another club. What that means is...” Cookie: “Uh, I hate to stop you right away, but wouldn’t Free Agent ‘X’ already be on Team ‘X’, given that they’re the same letters and all? It seems
jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY logical to me.” Me: “Are you implying I’m not logical, Mr. Spock?” Free agent frenzy Cookie: “Not at all. I just don’t think you comprehend the subtlety of employing variables. Why don’t you just make it Team ‘X’ and Free Agent ‘Y’ or Team ‘Y’ and Free Agent ‘X’? It’ll avoid confusion. Trust me.” Me: “Noted. So Team ‘Y’ wants to sign Free Agent ‘X’ for ‘X’ dollars, Now...” Cookie: “Uh, uh, uh. You’re using ‘X’ in two different contexts again.” Me: “Team ‘Y’ wants to sign Free Agent ‘X’ for ‘Z’ dollars. You happy, now?” Cookie: “Ecstatic. Carry on.” Me: “What’s complicating this scenario is that Free Agent ‘Y’ is also making ‘Z’
dollars and he’s not as good as Free Agent ‘X’, so...” Cookie: “Hang on. Do you mean Free Agent ‘Y’ from the previously mentioned Team ‘Y’ or do you mean a free agent on a different team?” Me: “Who cares? He could be on any team.” Cookie: “No, he couldn’t. We’ve already established that all the free agents on Team ‘X’ would be named Free Agent ‘X’. Ditto, all the free agents on Team ‘Y’ would be named Free Agent ‘Y’. So why don’t you just call him Free Agent ‘A’?” Me: “Why don’t I just call who Free Agent ‘A’?” Cookie: “The guy you just referred to as Free Agent ‘Y’” Me: “If you say so.” Cookie: “Excellent. So, just to recap, where you left off, Team ‘Y’ wants to sign Free Agent ‘X’ for ‘Z’ dollars. The problem is Free Agent ‘A’ is making ‘Z’ dollars and Free Agent ‘A’ is not as good as Free Agent ‘X’.
Now, please proceed.” Me: “Proceed? I don’t know what the heck you’re talking about. Look, I think we both need a break. Do you want to get some Chinese food? I could have sworn I saw a menu on the table in the kitchen.” Cookie: “You did and it’s taken care of, pal. I ordered before you came over to save time, in case we got into one of our typical, lengthy hot discussions. Here’s what I asked for, ‘X’ from Column ‘A’, ‘X’ from Column ‘B’, ‘X’ from...” Me: “Uh, do you mean ‘X’ from Column ‘A’ and ‘Y’ from Column ‘B’, etc.?” Cookie: “No. How on earth did you arrive at that conclusion?” Me: “Your lecture on proper variable usage. How else?” Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at email@example.com
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Make physio cuts a byelection issue City shows hypocrisy on This is effectively impossible for most residents for a variety of reasons. The Liberals terminated the program, the NDP props up the minority Liberals and the Conservatives are all about cost reduction and therefore have not objected to this. My wife and I have seen the benefits of these programs for our elderly parents, as have many other Etobicoke residents but none of the candidates or their parties care about this. So, who should get
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my vote when clearly none of the mainline parties or their candidates care about seniors’ health care? This is ironic given that EtobicokeLakeshore has one of the highest percentages of seniors of all ridings in Canada. This is also profoundly disappointing. It seems that the political system exists primarily for politicians. It certainly is not serving seniors in Etobicoke-Lakeshore.
To the editor: Re: ‘Parking bylaw threatens summer concerts,’ News, July 11 Having learned of the problems regarding no parking on the grass for a local community concert at the Applewood Homestead on The West Mall, I marvel at the scope and decision making of Toronto council and Parks, Forestry and Recreation willing and planned destruction of parkland at Centennial Park. An 11 acre site for the BMX Pan Am venue will allow, for a brief event, parking for an untold number of vehicles on meadowland and grass. The legacy of hardscaping and structures are to remain in place. In my opinion, this is tantamount to slinging mud in the faces of residents who treasure our green spaces and park lands. It is a contradiction of the highest order that small community events lasting a few hours that have no proven record of damage to parkland be restricted. A popular and loved event attended by many seniors is in
Neighbours’ kindness appreciated during flood To the editor: As a result of the record rainfall on Monday, July 8, the basements of many of the residents on Thompson Avenue, south of Meadowcrest Road were flooded by both backed up sewage and the over-flowing Mimico Creek that runs at the back of the properties. Some houses had a foot of water and sewage in the basements, others, depending on their location in relation to the creek, had six feet. Regardless of the amount of liquid in each of these basements, most of the contents were ruined
and rendered unusable due to the effects of the sewage. Most of the residents in the block are facing a long and massive cleanup. On two occasions when I went to help my sister clean up, neighbours showed extraordinary compassion and support. The first time, a van drove along the street and gave each householder a box of cookies and a bag of bottled water. A small handwritten note that said “Cookies and water from your neighbours’ kids” accompanied each donation. The second time, families pushing baby
carriages and pulling wagons that were filled with cookies, Tim Bits, and coffee distributed the goodies to householders who were hard at work hauling soggy belongings out of their basements. In spite of the devastation of the flood, the street had a warm, carnival-like atmosphere. Although I do not live on Thompson Avenue, I was touched by the kindness of these neighbours as I know my sister, her husband and other residents were. Thank you. Mara Glebovs
Parking bylaw threatens summer concerts on-grass parking no longer allowed at applewood Homestead; concerts may be cancelled TAMARA SHEPHARD firstname.lastname@example.org Applewood Homestead’s popular twilight summer concerts could be in peril after nearly two decades. Since 1995, the non-profit organization also known as The James Shaver Woodsworth Homestead has hosted a series of four annual free summer concerts at the homestead in Broadacres Park, which draws as many as 300 concert-goers per event armed with lawn chairs and blankets to hear the Etobicoke Community Concert Band, a military pipe band or Toronto All Star Big Band perform. Each concert draws approximately 100 vehicles. Half of those cars park on The West Mall, parking permission granted by Toronto police. Each year, some 50 or so remaining vehicles are parked on the lawn, away from Applewood’s orchard, immediately behind the homestead. Until now. Last month, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff notiStaff photo/IAN KELSO fied Applewood officials a few days before its scheduled June 19 concert PARKING WOES: Terry Faichnie, a part-time staffer at The Shaver Homestead, poses outside next to the park that no on-grass parking is permitthat was used to park approximately 50 vehicles during the two-hour concerts. ted in any Toronto park under city this on-grass parking, which has We want to help them continue to we can’t afford expensive and largely bylaws. There are no exceptions. The bylaws came as news to never damaged the grass or trees unworkable parking alternatives.” succeed,” he said. Applewood officials who reluctantly over the 19 years.” Applewood officials intended Next week, Toronto City Council cancelled the two-hour concert given Rob Andrusevich, city parks to hold their second concert last will consider a recommendation the short notice. spokesperson, confirmed Wednesday night : “If we do successfully hold the from the city’s general manager for “Since the 14-acre Broadacres the city bylaws prohibiting parkconcert on Wednesday night, we’ll parks, forestry and recreation, to end Park has no on-site ing on parkland have see if it’s worth offering our other the city’s practice of allowing vehicle been on the books for two concerts. If it turns into a real parking in Marilyn Bell Park during parking, and with It’s just a simple night years. fiasco, we’ll cancel the remainder of the 18 days of the annual Canadian many of our audiCity parks staff our concerts,” Evans said. National Exhibition (CNE). ence being seniors, for people to enjoy a we have always had Evans argued asking some conspent a “substanlittle music for free. tial” amount of time cert-goers, at least half of whom are use of the open CNE affECtEd too – Rob Evans, Applewood grassed area behind advising Applewood seniors, to alternately park at the the Homestead for president, on the annual summer officials on different Etobicoke Civic Centre and walk The move could result in esticoncert series options, Andrusevich the 600 metres to the concert, lawn mated foregone parking revenues about 50 cars for these two-hour evesaid, including the chair or blanket and drink in-hand, of $15,000 annually, the result of ning concerts,” Rob use of a drop-off zone, is not a reasonable solution. an agreement by which the CNE Evans, Applewood’s board president parking off-site at other locations “Many won’t do it... We’ve looked contributes annually to the city’s explained. such as the Etobicoke Civic Centre at parking alternatives, but with parkland acquisition reserve fund in “With limited parking on The West up the street or moving the concerts limited resources as a non-profit exchange for the park parking. Mall and our own Applewood lot, to another location. organization run largely by volunDeputy Mayor Doug Holyday, in we have always relied heavily on “It sounds like a wonderful event. teers and only a few part-time staff, whose ward Applewood Homestead
resides, said he tried to interfere with parks staff, but to no avail. Next week at Toronto council, Holyday said he intends to move a motion to request staff prepare a report on how exemptions to the bylaw could be considered, not just for Applewood, but others in similar situations. “People only park there for a couple of hours. I think it should be allowed,” Holyday said Tuesday. Applewood officials host the summer series of concerts each year to thank Etobicoke residents, Evans said, for supporting them since the 1850s’ farmhouse was saved from demolition in 1980 and relocated to its current location. “The bottom line is we’re very concerned about finding a solution that works,” he said. “There are not many community events that are free anymore. It’s just a simple night for people to enjoy a little music for free.” Evans is also attempting to negotiate with the city’s municipal licensing officials to waive a $100 per concert noise bylaw exemption fee — also new this year. City officials recently waived $578 in park permit fees for Applewood to use Broadacres Park for its concerts.
| ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Thursday, July 11, 2013
To the editor: I am having a problem deciding who should get my vote in this byelection. A major issue being ignored by all political parties is the recent termination of OHIP coverage of physiotherapy for residents in seniors’ homes. One-on-one physiotherapy, exercise and falls prevention classes will no longer be covered by OHIP. Instead of group sessions for seniors, individuals will be required to leave their residences for physiotherapy.
i Did you know? Peter Shaver built the house in the 1850s. He was the grandfather of James Shaver Woodsworth, founder of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and a leader in social reform. When redevelopment threatened the house after a developer bought the land, a group known as The James Shaver Woodsworth Homestead Foundation banded together to save it from demolition. The foundation has overseen the maintenance and business of the house ever since. Source: applewood Shaver House website
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A celebration of life memorial was held for Tom Riley, the late commissioner of parks and recreation for the former city of Etobicoke at Centennial Park on Saturday. Above left, his children LeeAnn Ferreira, Michael Riley and Jill Hall Riley pose with a portrait of their dad, while at right, former Etobicoke councillor and MPP Ruth Grier signs a remembrance book.
Celebrating a legacy of community contribution Tom Riley remembered fondly as a man who fought passionately for his community TAMARA SHEPHARD email@example.com He gave Etobicoke residents innovative recreation programs and “the best parks system in the country.” J. Thomas Riley, Etobicoke’s only commissioner of parks and recreation, was remembered Saturday as a determined visionary, a gentle and generous man, and a politically astute leader committed to recreation for all. As a hot mid-July sun shone down over Centennial Park, family, friends and as many as 36 former colleagues gathered in the park’s ski chalet to celebrate the life of the man whose vision and drive set aside the 500 acres to create the park Riley considered his proudest achievement. Riley died March 15 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 79. He was Etobicoke’s parks and recreation commissioner from 1970 until his retirement in 1997 on the cusp of the city’s amalgamation. Riley’s vision set aside
hundreds of acres of land, and negotiated the development of 200-plus more acres from the provincial government, that gave birth to the Etobicoke Olympium, Centennial Park ski hill and chalet, Centennial Arena, Centennial Park Conservatory and Centennial Park opened in 1967 to commemorate Canada’s 100th birthday. “The citizens of the former city of Etobicoke owe a great debt to Tom for his foresight and hard work to make sure that we had the best parks system in the countr y, which we do have,” former Etobicoke mayor, now Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday said. Holyday referenced Riley’s introduction of community schools used for recreation in school off-hours, walkable community parks within neighbourhoods, as well a $10,000 matching city grant program Riley launched in Etobicoke for parents and community groups to fundraise for new park playground equipment. After Toronto’s amalgamation, the
playground matching grant program now exists citywide with community groups often raising $60,000 or more. Riley knew politics, Holyday said. “Tom was very smart when it came to politics. When anyone like myself (as Etobicoke mayor) or someone else tried to get at his budget or reduce it, Tom said “fine”. The next day, you’d read in the paper, The Guardian usually, that the wading pools would have to be cut back or outdoor skating rinks were going to have to be closed. Whatever it was would cause a complete political uproar. Quite often, Tom got his way.”
If Riley had ever gotten a tattoo, it would have been a map of Etobicoke over his heart, said John Fulton, manager of community recreation with the city’s Etobicoke York district, who worked with Riley for nearly three decades. “He worked so hard and was such a professional. What I most admired about Tom was that many people in municipal government would hire people less than they are in order to make it easier to have control. Tom was exactly the opposite. He wanted the best people in the community. He always backed us up and encouraged us to make our own
decisions,” Fulton said. John Macintyre worked as a member of Riley’s senior team in the mid-1990s. “I wouldn’t be where I am in my career without the leadership, gifts and opportunities Tom has given me,” said Macintyre, senior vicepresident, corporate development and real estate with Build Toronto. Riley’s contributions were recognized through honours that included the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, Province of Ontario Corps D’Elite for his contribution to recreation in the province and a Canada 125th medal. A photo of Riley was on display at his memorial
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Former work colleagues watch a memorial video of Riley’s life at Centennial Park.
where he poses with his award at his Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame induction along with framed gold, silver and bronze medals from the 1976 Olympiad for the Physically Disabled he organized in Centennial Park. Riley had been married to ex-wife Margaret, was the father of three grown children Jill, LeeAnn and Michael and grandfather to Jordyn, Liam, Corbin, Rachel and Jaclyn. His eldest daughter, Jill, often heard of her father’s parks and recreation achievements in Etobicoke as a “model of excellence” from her University of Waterloo recreation professors. Riley the father and grandfather imparted many life lessons to his offspring. “Daddy taught me to treat everyone with the same respect and kindness, whether they were the president of a company or the caretaker of a school. He treated everyone with respect. He never saw disability in anyone; he saw ability,” Jill Riley Hall said. “He never let someone tell him ‘no’. His answer was always, ‘Why not? We’ll find a way.’” Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for their community? Tell us via firstname.lastname@example.org
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The latest TTC web video instructs subway riders how to properly use the passenger assistance alarm (PAA). The yellow strip is found on all trains and is intended to quickly summon emergency services personnel to attend to someone in urgent need of aid. But as is pointed out in the five-minute YouTube clip, 70 per cent of the 6,000 PAA activations in 2012 were for nonemergencies and resulted in more than 50 hours in delays to commuters. To view the video, go to: www.youtube.com/embed/ sPrypYcw0mw
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Commuters may be forgiven if they do a double-take the next time they board a GO Transit vehicle. That’s because the regional transit agency has decided after nearly 50 years to revamp its traditional GO Green colour scheme. A photo was posted online last week of a GO train locomotive and passenger car at GO’s Willowbrook Yard maintenance facility in Mimico sporting the new look, which now features two contrasting shades of green. The GO logo
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GO Transit rail work slated for last weekend of July Rail and signal work along the GO Transit Kitchener corridor is scheduled between Lansdowne Avenue and Queen Street West during the last weekend of July. GO Transit, which is coordinating a major expansion of the corridor to accommodate the upcoming Union Pearson Express air rail link, announced it will be testing new track signals and engaging in track construction starting the evening of Fri. July 26 until 7:00 p.m. Sun.
July 28. During that time, GO Transit is advising residents to expect noise caused by construction. Lights will also be in use during the nighttime hours throughout the weekend but according to GO they will be set up away from residences. As part of the work, which involves welding and cutting rail train tracks, trucks carrying materials will make use of Sudbury and Shirley Streets as entry and exit points, respec-
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Gallery in the Garden launches exhibit Toronto artist Rita-Anne Piquet’s work will be on display at Sherway Gardens’ Gallery in the Garden. Entitled Timeless Stories, the exhibition presents a series of oil paintings by Piquet depicting the architecture within the landscape of Montreal and Pennsylvania. The exhibit is on display from July 24 to Aug. 17 in the corridor at door 3 during mall hours. Sherway Gardens is located at 25 The West Mall. Email galleryinthegarden@ gmail.com for details. Senior immigrants
The artwork of senior immigrants living in Rexdale will be on display at Arts Etobicoke Gallery from July 29 to Sept. 8. Recreating the Self No. 2, features artwork by seniors from the Rexdale Community Health Centre. The multidisciplinary project presented the opportunity for participants of various backgrounds to explore their understanding of the diversity of Canadian
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Colour me happy: Three-year-old Gashmin leads dancers along Albion Road during the 7th Annual Fusion of Taste on Saturday with foods, music and dance. Left, four- year-old Zeemal concentrates on her colouring at the Kidz Zone during the festival. Staff photo/IAN KELSO
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Palmateer tennis marathon rallies to battle heart disease Stan Palmateer’s tennis marathon for the Heart and Stroke Foundation returns for its 24th year on Saturday, Aug. 17. Palmateer took up the unique challenge after being inspired by a relative living with heart disease. The tennis pro plays in a
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Etobicoke tennis player Stan Palmateer is gearing up for his 24th annual, 24-hour tennis tournament to raise money for Heart and Stroke Foundation on Aug. 17. Stan (right) is seen with partners, Janet Rideout, Fern Brunet and Tony Yu during last year’s fundraiser.
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Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210, ggrochot@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Songs, Rhymes and Stories for Toddlers and Preschoolers and their caregivers Free Community Lunch WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181, COST: Free Everyone welcome to this free community lunch. Soup, sandwiches, desserts, tea, coffee. For all ages.
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Tatting Drop-In WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Long Branch Public Library, 3500 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: www. FringeTatters.ca, FringeTatters@ gmail.com COST: Free Tatting is the art of making lace by knotting thread. It can be used to create jewelry, decorations, edgings and bookmarks. Everyone is welcome.
w Sunday, July 28
Bid Euchre WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or
Navina, 416-252-6822, COST: $2 members/$3 for non-members Come for an afternoon of bid euchre. No partner required.
w Monday, July 29
TerraVoice : Subtle Earth Energy, You, and the Canvas of Reality WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Using geophysical and demographic data, Christopher Russak will discuss his theory of TerraVoice which blends the science of Earth energy with metaphysical experiences and phenomenon into an eye-opening talk that demonstrates the true connection between planet Earth and the Human experience. Utilizing truths rendered from newly discovered elements of quantum theory, TerraVoice will shed light and raise questions on how our human reality is shaped, interpreted, and rendered by subtle energy - focusing in on what the ‘Canvas’ of this reality truly is. Register at the library or by phone. Monday Afternoon Euchre 55+ WHEN: 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, email@example.com COST: $1.50 per day New players always welcome.
get listed! The Etobicoke Guardian wants your community listings. Whether it’s a church knitting group or a music night or a non-profit group’s program for kids, The Guardian wants to know about it so others can attend. Sign up online at insidetoronto.com to submit your events (click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page).
DIVING INTO FIRST
THURSDAY, JULY 25 w Wee Watch Child Care vs. Sunny Faces Daycare ( Beamonde Heights Park, 17 Waltham Dr., 6:30 p.m.)
The Etobicoke Rangers’ Matt Komenen dives back to first base safely despite the efforts of the North York Blues’ Anthony Vavroutsos during Toronto Baseball Association peewee division action at Millwood Park on Sunday. North York went on to win the game 7-4.
MONDAY, JULY 29 w Pizza Pizza vs. Wee Watch Child Care (Beamonde Heights Park, 17 Waltham Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ROOKiE BALL
TUESDAY, JULY 23 w Newediuk Funeral Homes vs. Toronto Autowash (Summerlea Park, 2 Arcot Blvd., 6:30 p.m.)
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 w Shoppers Drug Mart Rex/Kipling vs. Pet Value Islington/Rexdale (Summerlea Park, 2 Arcot Blvd., 6:30 p.m.)
UPCOMING GAME Weston 1 vs. Weston 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Martingrove Baseball action at Sentinel Park, on Friday, July 26.
THURSDAY, JULY 25 w Toronto Autowash vs. Strider (Summerlea Park, 2 Arcot Blvd., 6:30 p.m.) MONDAY, JULY 29 w Strider vs. Pet Value Islington/Rexdale (Summerlea Park, 2 Arcot Blvd., 6:30 p.m.) MOSQUITO
TUESDAY, JULY 23 w Martingrove-Athletics vs. Rexdale - 1 PharmaSave (Rexlington Park, 70 Bergamot Ave., 6:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 w Rexdale - 2 - Newediuk Funeral Homes vs. Rexdale - 1 - PharmaSave (Rexlington Park, 70 Bergamot Ave., 6:30 p.m.) MONDAY, JULY 29 w Rexdale - 1 - PharmaSave vs. Weston 1 (Pelmo Park, 171 Pellatt Ave., 7 p.m.) PEEWEE
TUESDAY, JULY 23 w Rexdale - 2 - Knights of Columbus vs. Rexdale - 1 - BB Bedding (Rexdale Park, 143 Elmhurst Dr., 6:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, JULY 25 w Weston-2 vs. Rexdale - 1 - BB Bedding (Rexdale Park, 143 Elmhurst Dr., 6:30 p.m.)
w Rexdale – Knights of Columbus vs. Weston (Weston Lions Park, 2125 Lawrence Ave. W., 6:30 p.m.) BANTAM
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 w Rexdale - 3 - Canada Jays vs. Rexdale - 2 - ProTeach (Sunnydale Park, 50 Amoro Dr., 6:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, JULY 26 w Rexdale - 1 vs. Martingrove 1 (Carmen Bush Park, Clement Road, 6:30 p.m.) w Weston 1 vs. Weston 2 (Sentinel Park, 315 Sentinel Rd., 6:30 p.m.) MONDAY, JULY 29 w Rexdale - 1 - PharmaSave vs. Weston 1 (Pelmo Park, 171 Pellatt Ave., 7 p.m.) MIDGET
FRIDAY, JULY 19
w Rexdale 1 vs. Royal York Pirates (Ourland Park, 36 Ourland Ave., 6:30 p.m.) w Royal York Athletics vs. Martingrove Jays (Ourland Park, 36 Ourland Ave., 8:45 p.m.) FRIDAY, JULY 26 w Martingrove Reds vs. Martingrove Orioles (Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd., 7 p.m.) w Martingrove Orioles vs. Rexdale 1 (Sunnydale Park, 50 Amoro Dr., 7 p.m.)
MARTINGROVE BASEBALL T-BALL
THURSDAY, JULY 25 w Team 1 vs. Team 2 (Rosethorn North Park, 26 Remington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) w Team 7 vs. Team 8 (Rosethorn South Park, 26 Remington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) w Team 5 vs. Team 6 (St. Georges Park, 70 Princess Anne Cres., 6:30 p.m.) w Team 3 vs. Team 4 (West Glen Park, 35 Glen Long Ave., 6:30 p.m.) ROOKIE
SUNDAY, JULY 28 w Martingrove Orioles vs. Rexdale 1 (Carmen Bush Park, Clement Road, 6:30 p.m.) w Rexdale 2 vs. Martingrove Jays (Carmen Bush Park, Clement Road, 8:45 p.m.)
THURSDAY, JULY 25 w Cardinals vs. Mets (Martingrove Gardens West, 6:15 p.m.)
MONDAY, JULY 26 w Rexdale 1 vs. Royal York Pirates (Sunnydale Park, 50 Amoro Dr., 6:30 p.m.)
MONDAY, JULY 29 w Tigers vs. Cardinals (Martingrove Gardens West, 6:15 p.m.) w White Sox vs. Rays (Richview Park, 6:15 p.m.)
THURSDAY, JULY 25
At Tapestry Retirement Communities, we make sure you have the freedom and support to do the things you love. Whether it’s dancing and staying ﬁt, enjoying our great food or getting involved in the local community. Because it’s our belief that respecting your personal choices and independence will bring out the best in you. Call us today and see what kind of individualized programs we can offer to help keep your body, mind and spirit healthy, vibrant and young at heart. Dan and Sue Corcoran still dancing
TUESDAY, JULY 23 w Blue Jays vs. Orioles (Silvercreek East, 44 Strathdee Dr., 6:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, JULY 25 w Diamondbacks vs. Athletics (Silvercreek East, 44 Strathdee Dr., 6:30 p.m.) MONDAY, JULY 29 w Red Sox vs. Rexdale 2 (Rexlington Park, 70 Bergamot Ave., 6:30 p.m.) w Rexdale 1 vs. Blue Jays (Silvercreek East, 44 Strathdee Dr., 6:30 p.m.) PEEWEE
TUESDAY, JULY 23 w Athletics vs. White Sox (Lloyd McConnie, 31 Lavington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, JULY 25 w White Sox vs. Weston 1 (Pelmo Park, 171
Pellatt Ave., 7 p.m.) MONDAY, JULY 29 w Athletics vs. Red Sox (Lloyd McConnie, 31 Lavington Dr., 6:30 p.m.) BANTAM
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 w Rexdale 3 vs. Rexdale 2 (Sunnydale Park, 50 Amoro Dr., 6:30 p.m.)
SPORTS SCHEDULE For the complete schedule, visit www.insidetoronto.com/ etobicoketorontoon-sports
www.DiscoverTapestry.com Tapestry at Village Gate West 15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto ON (Dundas St. West, one block east of Dunbloor Rd.)
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DIRECTOR, DIGITAL CONTENT Reporting to the President, the Director, Digital Content will be responsible for developing the most compelling community sites anywhere, focusing on driving traffic to Metroland Media’s websites and engaging online visitors. The Director, Digital Content works collaboratively with divisional colleagues to strategize, plan and deliver timely, relevant content to Metroland Media’s websites. This position helps to set the agenda and priorities, and facilitates brainstorming for planned content, urgent news and announcements among members of the divisional news team. The successful applicant is expected to embrace innovative ways to present news and information online, measure and report on the effectiveness of online content. The Director, Digital Content evaluates the content’s reach and engagement, and determines the best channel and optimal lifecycle for the content. More specifically, this position will ensure content is optimized for the web and for driving traffic and engaging Metroland Media’s audiences; coach, motivate and advocate for best practices for online content with colleagues across Metroland Media. Lead idea generation, brainstorming and timing considerations for planned content, initiatives and themes as well as evaluating and measuring effectiveness of overall content strategy and specific content, including setting Key Performance Indicators, and monitoring statistics, feedback and participation are key responsibilities of this position. The incumbent will analyze statistics to plan new content, initiatives, topics and the repurposing of existing content and interpreting data to create multi-channel content opportunities and identify areas for improvement. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of five years’ experience writing and editing for online audiences. Previous experience will include: managing internal external content feeds, increasing web traffic and engaging online audiences and planning/managing news and web projects. Mastery of web publishing tools and expertise in social media and user generated content, proactive client relations focus and the ability to leverage mobile platforms to engage audience are attributes we are seeking. If this opportunity is the next exciting challenge you are looking for, please apply in writing, stating salary expectations, before August 2, 2013 to: Anne Williston, Vice President, Human Resources, 3125 Wolfedale Rd., Mississauga, ON, L5C 1W1 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Careers
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Experienced Industrial Sewer for alteration/repair work, required by Etobicoke located company. Fax resume to: 416-253-0437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Part Time Energetic Motivator needed Women’s fitness club looking for trainer available days/evenings/ Saturdays/Sundays.
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BRICK, BLOCK & NATURAL STONEWORK Chimneys, Tuck Pointing, Brick, Concrete Windowsills and Much More! For Free Estimate Call Peter: 647-333-0384 www. stardustconstruction .com
Clogged drain, camera inspection Leaky pipes Reasonable price, 25 years experience Licensed/ Insured credit card accepted Free estimate James Chen 647-519-9506
AA1 Complete Home Renovation for good price! Basements, Kitchens, Bathrooms. Plumbing, Electrical, Framing, Drywall, Plaster, Painting, Tiles, Flooring. Michael 647-291-5177
HANDY PERSON, Home Improvements, Electrical, & plumbing. Appliance installation. Painting. Upgrading bathrooms/ kitchens. Basement renovations. Landscaping. Floor heating. Call: 647-680-8750
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INSTALL: EVERYTHING flooring, backsplash, tiles, plumbing, electrical, doors, trim, baseboards, lighting, kitchens, painting, vanities. Estimates are free. Larry: Cell:647-992-9038 647-347-4100
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Houses for Rent
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PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!
BURNHAMTHORPE/ 427. 3 bedroom house. Hardwood, fully finished basement, nice large backyard. Laundry, garage. Available November 1st. $1750+. 416-561-4768
KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, NonStaining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES)
CARROLL HOMECARE Premier Electronic Bed will provide care for a loved one at home. Slightly used, easy to operate controls with maple head and foot boards and side rails. Condos for Rent $1000 or best offer. Please contact me at HUMBERTOWN AREA. 416-726-6841. Upscale unit, low rise building. 2000+sqft, HOT TUB (SPA) Covers ground floor, walkout. Best Price, Best Quality. 1000+sqft garden, 2 bed- All shapes & Colours room, 3 bathroom, Imme- Available. diate. $2500. C a l l 416-232-1717
416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!
Brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, tusk pointing, porches, flagstone, window sills. All masonry work. For free estimates call Roman 416-684-4324 www.fadom constructioninc.com
Moving & Storage
From $40/hr Local, Long Distance Packing Service FREE Boxes FREE Storage Junk Removal Insured All sized trucks
For more information MOVERSplease visit us at: clean XPRESS comfortservices.com or $45/hr. 2, 3, or 4 men available with any size call 416-233-6462 truck. Short notice ok. Free storage available. 416-845-4279 Decks & Fences 0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Lowest Prices! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752 www.griffindecks.ca
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24 HOUR SERVICE Metro Licence #: 7000356
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