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Inaugural summer concert to benefit child hunger relief CYNTHIA REASON The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is set to kick off the summer season by hosting its first ever concert benefitting child hunger relief. The Toronto Sounds of Summer (SOS) Child Hunger Relief Concert will take place on the eve of Ribfest on Thursday, June 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd. (near Renforth Drive and Rathburn Road). Featuring performances from The 60’s and 70’s Revival Show – a professional act that promises “Good Vibrations” with their


mix of hits from The Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Jersey Boys, and the Rascals – Team AEON – a group of professional break-dancing artists – plus a slate of surprise guests, the SOS Child Hunger Relief Concert will have people “dancing, laughing and enjoying the sounds of summer” – all while raising money and awareness for an “important issue,” said Hugh Williams, president of Rotary Etobicoke. “It’s ridiculous when you think of it, that one of the most affluent cities in one of the most affluent countries still has children going to school >>>GOAL, page 11



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Man killed in accident at Etobicoke business CYNTHIA REASON A man in his mid-50s to 60s suffered a fatal head injury during an industrial accident at an Etobicoke heavy equipment company this morning. Toronto police Const. Wendy

Drummond confirmed that an emergency call came in from 1030 Martin Grove Rd. – an address registered as the head office of Equipment Sale and Service Limited – at 11:38 a.m. for an industrial accident. When emergency responders >>>MINISTRY, page 8

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ANGRY BIRDS: David Hornell Junior School held its fundraising Fun Day on Saturday. Here, Eloise Hunter and brother Alec try their hand at the Angry Birds game. See more photos from community events in Etobicoke this past weekend on page 14.

City hosts talk on changes to Six Points City staff will host an open house to discuss the upcoming reconfiguration of the Six Points interchange this month.

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WITH CONDO RESI◗CityCONSULT DENTS ENTERS ROUND TWO staff are set to host a second round of public consultation meetings with condominium occupants this week. The Etobicoke meeting will take place Tuesday, June 4 at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. (at Prince Edward Drive) from 7 to 9 p.m. This second round of meetings seeks to develop ideas to address some of the issues identified at the first round of consultations in February – such as local parks and open space, facilities for pets, parking and infrastructure. SENIORS ISSUES FOCUS OF ◗Storefront UPCOMING DISCUSSION Humber, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd. W., will host a Senior’s Open House and Focus Group on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff will be on hand to listen to the voice of seniors with regards to community services, and lunch will be provided free of charge. Space is limited, so call 416259-4207 to pre-register. For more information, go to SALE SET FOR ◗TheMOM2MOM CENTENNIAL ARENA Etobicoke Mompreneur Show and Mom2Mom Sale will take place Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Arena, 56 Centennial Park Rd. At the Mom2Mom Sale, parents will be selling their gently used kids clothes, toys and kids gear. The event will also feature free face painting, bouncy castles, kids crafts, chair massages, and child care. Admission is $2 per adult, (proceeds to LAMP CHC). For more information, go to

provides an additional 500 metres of waterfront trail, connecting people to the lake and providing an east/west connection along the Etobicoke waterfront. Mimico Waterfront Park is located at the base of Superior Avenue, south of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

The event will feature free demonstrations, displays, activities, performances and cuisine by members of the Alderwood community. The centre is located at 432 Horner Ave. For more information, call 416-252-6822.


The Etobicoke leg of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life will take place from Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, June 8 at 7 a.m. at Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd. Relay For Life is a noncompetitive, 12-hour fundraising event that brings the community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Teams of 10 to 15 people fundraise individually and as a team to help the Canadian Cancer Society save lives. For more information, go to www.

PARTY IN THE PARK SUPPORTS JOHN ENGLISH John English Junior Middle School, 95 Mimico Ave. (at Royal York Road), is set to once again host Mimico’s Party in the Park on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The schoolyard party will boast live entertainment, games, face painting, bouncy c a s t l e s , a To r o n t o Scottish Regiment parade and display, and a barbecue. All are welcome.

Region Conservation Authority and Councillor Mark Grimes host the official opening of the second and final phase of Mimico Waterfront Park in Etobicoke from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7. The second phase of the park

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE SET FOR FRANKLIN HORNER Franklin Horner Community Centre hosts the Alderwood Co m m u n i t y Sh owc a s e o n Saturday, June 15 from noon to 4 p.m.

ENJOY BIG BAND SOUNDS AT THE OLD MILL The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd., presents The Big Bands Are Back: The Kings Of The Clarinet on Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)


The award-winning Toronto All-Star Big Band will perform many classics of clarinetists Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. Tickets are $20 (full menu available). Call 416-207-2020 for reservations. FUNDRAISER AIDS ◗TheROTARY CHILD HUNGER RELIEF Rotary Club of Etobicoke will host the Toronto Sounds of Summer (SOS) Child Hunger Relief Concert on Thursday, June 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. Featuring a ‘60s and ‘70s music revival t h e m e, t h e concert will be held at Centennial Park on the eve of Ribfest. All proceeds go to child hunger relief. Partners/ supporters include the To r o n t o D i s t r i c t School Board, Salvation Army Etobicoke, PACT, LAMP CHC, Rexdale CHC, Stonegate CHC, and the St. James Food Bank.

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Etobicoke basketball coach charged with child pornography CYNTHIA REASON

“The association is deeply troubled by the events surrounding Mr. Paolucci,” she said. “As soon as we A 24-year-old Etobicoke basketball became aware of this matter, Mr. coach was arrested this week and Paolucci was suspended and is no charged on numerous counts of longer working for the associaluring and child pornography. tion.” The Child Exploitation Section In a statement announcing his of Toronto police’s Sex Crimes Unit arrest Friday, the Toronto Police executed a search warrant at the Service Child Exploitation Section and Etobicoke home of Jordan Cristoferi22 Division Youth Bureau thanked the Paolucci – also known as Jordan members of the Etobicoke Basketball Paolucci – on Wednesday, Association for their May 29. “full cooperation” in Po l i c e a l l e g e t h e the investigation into accused, a coach for the Cristoferi-Paolucci. Etobicoke Basketball In addition to coaching for the Etobicoke Association, received images from boys under Basketball Association, 18 years of age and Cristoferi-Paolucci is also the founder compensated the boys in exchange for the picand director of the tures. BOLT Basketball Elite Cristoferi-Paolucci was Development Program arrested during the exeJordan in Etobicoke, a regional cution of the warrant and stakeholder represenCristoferi-Paolucci is scheduled to appear in tative and commitcourt on July 12. tee member for the He is charged with: two counts Ontario Basketball Association, a of making child pornography; two former coach for the Toronto Raptors counts of possession of child porBasketball Academy, and an offinography; two counts of accessing cial for the Toronto Association of child pornography; three counts of Basketball Officials, Ottawa Valley luring; and making sexually explicit Board of Approved Basketball material available to a child. Officials and the International Jane Shapiro, a spokesperson for Association of Approved Basketball the Etobicoke Basketball Association, Officials. Police believe there may be said the association sent out an email more victims. to the parents of all children playing Anyone with information is asked for Etobicoke Basketball first thing to contact police at 416-808-8500, Friday morning, notifying them of Crime Stoppers anonymously at the situation and assuring them that 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at the accused is no longer coaching or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). for them.


Police identify human remains Police have identified a woman whose partial remains were found inside a duffel bag on a trail Friday, May 24. The remains belong to Rigat Essag Ghirmay, 28, of Toronto, police said Monday, June 3. Not all of the victim’s remains have been recovered and police have not yet determined when or how she died, officers said. Police arrested Adonay Samuel Zekarias, 41, of Toronto, on Sunday, May 26 and charged him with indignity to a dead body. An upgraded murder charge is likely, police said.

Ghirmay and Zekarias were both from Eritrea and lived together at some point, police said. A woman’s remains were found in a bag on a trail near 120 Alliance Ave., near Cliff Street, by a passerby who detected a strong odour and called police. Investigators would like to speak with anyone who saw someone in the area walking with a black, yellow and green duffle bag with rollers sometime in the past two weeks. Officers are also asking anyone who knew the victim and/or the accused to contact them.


A Toronto firefighter joins the search along the Humber River at the Dundas Street bridge for a man who was swept away by the river's current around Lawrence Avenue and Weston Road last Wednesday afternoon, while attempting to rescue his fallen dog from the waters. Police recovered a body over the weekend. The person’s identity has not been confirmed.

Body pulled from Humber River CYNTHIA REASON Police pulled a body from the chilly waters of the Humber River over the weekend. According to Const. Wendy Drummond, police received an early morning call on Sunday from a member of the public who found the body in the river near Old Dundas Street at around 7:45 a.m. Drummond said police could not yet confirm whether the remains are those of a missing man who was reportedly swept away in the Humber’s fast-moving currents last Wednesday after trying to rescue his dog. A post-mordem examination was scheduled to be performed on Monday morning, after which Drummond said police will be able to formally confirm identity. The recovery of the body came after a joint search of the Humber

River over several days last week. Police and fire officials received an emergency call last Wednesday evening at around 5:30 p.m. that a man had fallen into the Humber at Lion’s Park, in the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West area, said Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell. “We deployed numerous trucks, we went to all the bridges and the dams, we put rescue lines across, we had people standing with throw lines with Toronto police, we deployed our fire boat, and we used a Zodiac to come up the river north of the Old Mill, searching to no avail,” he said Thursday, noting that the initial search was suspended after about four hours at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night and resumed again early Thursday morning. Toronto police Const. Victor Kwong said police sent a marine unit early Thursday morning to the bridge at Scarlett Road, just south

of Eglinton Avenue, after a man called in at 6:58 a.m. reporting that he saw a man’s shoe on a rock in the middle of the river and thought it might belong to the victim. That tip yielded no results. The joint search conducted by both fire and police officials was complicated by the conditions of the river, Powell added. The temperature, speed and murkiness of the water made conditions dangerous, even for trained rescuers. “The water is moving extremely quickly, but we have protocols to make it safe for the rescuers – they’re on tethered lines, they wear life jackets and fully-encapsulating suits so that the temperature won’t rob them of their strength...” he said. “As I said, the water is moving very fast – there were actually small white caps on the water, to give you an idea of the speed...and it’s also very cold, which would rob anybody of their strength very quickly.”

Rexdale shooting victim in ‘serious’ condition A 20-something man shot outside a Toronto Community Housing highrise in north Etobicoke over the weekend remains in hospital in “serious, but stable” condition. Toronto police Const. Wendy Drummond said officers were called to 900 Queen’s Plate Dr. – across the street from Woodbine Racetrack – on Friday, May 31 at around 10:48

p.m. The unidentified victim was outside the building when “a suspect approached, fired a shot at the victim and struck the victim,” Drummond said. The suspect – described as a black male, 5’6” with a medium build – then allegedly fled eastbound. He was last seen wearing all black clothing.

Toronto EMS spokesperson Kim McKinnon said the victim, a man in his 20s, was transported to a local trauma centre with “serious, but not life-threatening injuries.” The investigation continues. – Cynthia Reason


Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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hen it comes time to decide on how we’re represented at city hall – specifically the size and number of wards in the city and how they’re divided – Toronto council must be open to a variety of ideas. Next week, there’s an executive committee report going to Toronto council on a Ward Boundary Review for the city. Toronto, currently divided into 44 wards, last undertook such a review in 2000. Since then, the wards’ make-ups and populations have changed. A city manager’s report to the executive committee notes “significant discrepancies among Toronto’s ward boundaries that warrant a review.” According to the report, any adjustments undertaken would be in place for the 2018 municipal election. our view Mayor Rob Ford, meanwhile, has made his position clear. Councillors In his comments at the execumust be open tive committee, Ford said he a 25-member council to all options believes can do the job. Noting Toronto is expected to receive three more federal ridings (bringing the total to 25), Ford said it’s an opportune time to consider reducing Toronto council’s ward allotment from two wards per riding to one. “At the rate we’re going we’re going to have 50 councillors,” Ford warned. “And you see the problems we have with 44 councillors.” There’s no denying the current 45-member size of council (44 councillors plus a mayor) can be unwieldy at times. There is merit to Ford’s argument. But it’s early in the process. We need to hear many voices. Toronto council will do Torontonians a disservice if it restricts itself – without considering any other factors – when defining new ward boundaries. Doing so may discount a more creative solution – one that gives a more effective voice to Torontonians – before it can be even explored. Figuring out what’s best for a diverse, multicultural city and its 140 neighbourhoods will be more complicated than shoehorning them into some cookie-cutter solution. For Torontonians, this is not only about your representation at city hall. This is about how your neighbourhood fits into the city. This is an important debate that needs your input. As the process moves along, we urge citizens to take advantage of the “broad engagement and public consultation process” referenced in the report.

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Brewing up a round of morning coffee talk


n Act IV, Scene I of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, three witches enter a dark cave and hover over a bubbling caldron, cackling “Double-double toil and trouble” and a bunch of other memorable rhyming couplets too numerous to mention. Yesterday, in a setting that was more Much Ado About Nothing than Macbeth, five buddies dropped by a local fast food establishment and hovered over several different-sized coffee cups babbling about double-doubles, with nary a word, let alone rhyming couplets, uttered worth mentioning. Act Foolish, Scene Umpteen. A brightly lit, Well-Known Coffee Franchise That Shall Remain Nameless. Enter the five lads. So, Jeremy, Mike, Ted, Nick and I hooked up for our daily java fixes and we each went for a double-double as is our went, er want. Whatever. For those who are

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY unfamiliar with the phrase double-double, it’s a coffee with two creams and two sugars. In that specific order. You can look it up in the Canadian Oxford dictionary. In fact, if you ask for your double-double to have two sugars and two creams instead of two creams and two sugars you will get a very funny look. What’s more, if you make the mistake of telling the cashier that, “I hate to be a stickler for detail here, but given the location, shouldn’t that look you just gave me have been not funny as in double-double ha, as opposed to ha-ha?” the cashier will give you an even funnier look. Moving right along, we plunked ourselves down at a nearby booth and not being able to mind our own business, as is our custom, we listened to the next 15 people order their morning

coffees. For the record, 10 of them ordered double-doubles and five asked for triple-triples, a triple-triple being three creams and three sugars, presumably. I say presumably because while doubledouble is in the dictionary, triple-triple is not. What confused us is that in the entire time we were there we didn’t hear anybody order the regular. In fact, only two of us in the group even know what the regular is: cream and sugar. I’m assuming the regular was once the regular purchase, hence the handle. Perhaps it’s time the name was changed to: the once most popular and now no longer in fashion. Anyhow, we were all gleefully sipping our respective doubledoubles when it dawned on us that each of us had a different size of cup. Jeremy had the extra small, Mike the small, Ted the medium, Nick the large, and me the extra large. The question was raised:

is a double-double for an extra small the exact same double-double as it is for a small, medium, large and extra large? Or is the double-double proportioned accordingly to each size? Enquiring minds wanted to know and as usual Nick was unanimously nominated to go and find out. We all looked over to the counter with bated breath as he walked up and before Nick could even open his mouth to say anything this time, the cashier gave him his funniest look ever. We’re talking a real doozy. My best guess is that it was somewhere between a quintuple-quintuple ha and octuple-octuple ha. Which I have a sneaking suspicion, when it comes to funny looks dished out from now on around here, is destined to be Nick’s new regular. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. Contact him at


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Accountability, money Time for the 905 to start paying their share of transit spent wisely needed

Thankful for return of wallet

To the editor: I am glad Metrolinx and the provincial government are aware the Greater Toronto Area has a transit crisis on its hands and I am glad they are on the job and about to do wonderful things for the people of Ontario. I would like to remind them that it has become a transit crisis because of decades of abysmal local and provincial urban planning strategies that have, in part, allowed urban sprawl to eat up Ontario’s precious irreplaceable greenspace. Over the years, I have seen all of our main east/west roads gradually turned into 905 expressways as Durham Region started to expand in the early 1970s. Unfortunately, while everyone was making the big bucks and taking their cut of the development fees, not much was being done to accommo-

To the editor: When shopping at the Walmart Garden Centre recently, I inadvertently left my wallet on the counter after I made my purchase. When I returned an hour later and asked at the garden centre if anyone had found a wallet, I was told it was at the customer service desk. On retrieving the wallet, I checked it and found my cards and money were all there. I was unable to find out who had turned in the wallet. I was impressed that someone who could have benefitted from my lack of attention would turn in the wallet intact. I think this person is one of the many unsung heroes in our society, who rarely is recognized, but makes Canada such a great country in which to live. Jacquelynn Nicholson

date the population shift to these new communities. So what was the provincial government’s plan of action back then? The GO system was a good start, but because of political dithering and lack of will power it was always too slow to expand and was soon overwhelmed. transit plan overdue Where were all of these new communities’ transit strategies back then and where are they now? By not investing in public transit, they have made sure the car rules the road and now they expect everybody else in the province to bail them out without increasing their own taxes. Yet we now have our TTC building an eight-kilometre subway into Vaughan and sending buses into Markham to pick up their residents who

want to use public transit. What happened when these bedroom communities lured many of our business and residential taxpayers away from Toronto’s boundaries with the promise of low tax rates? Besides draining off our potential new revenue base, they have attached themselves to Toronto’s infrastructure and created this overwhelming flood of traffic on to Toronto’s roads. It is time these satellite communities finally start to pay for their past transgressions to Toronto’s taxpayers and to pony up their own money for public transit. Torontonians have been ‘carrying the can’ for far too long and now can’t afford anymore fees or property tax increases. This will be a back payment that is long overdue. Chris Belfontaine

To the editor: Now that it appears Mayor Rob Ford’s reign might come to an end, I have noticed something peculiar. After garbage privatization west of Yonge Street, our own sanitation workers were efficient and friendly and bins actually landed in the same spot from which they were picked up. That has suddenly

changed. The bins land either in the middle of the road or driveway and the workers smirk when challenged. They sense the changes coming where unions will rule once again. And no, I am not of Ford Nation; I just want accountability and money to be spent wisely. Rositta Buracas

Toronto Zoo’s elephants deserve better treatment To the editor: While we are basking in the pandas who are costing a great deal to keep at the Toronto Zoo, maybe we could give a thought to the poor elephants. They looked pathetic last year when I saw them. I think we could do better than that. Who is being self-

ish to keep them from going? I would like to hear that every animal lover in Toronto has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve a cargo plane to take the elephants to where they need to go before they have to stand another summer here. What a life. Marie Sheppard


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Rotary Park’s final playground push Fast pace of rejuvenation project attributed to grassroots community fundraising work



lakeside Etobicoke park born at the start of the Great Depression will get a second life this summer. The New Toronto community campaign to rejuvenate Rotary Peace Park’s children’s playground began four years ago when four working neighbourhood mothers started shaping the project around a kitchen table. At present, the park is home to one playscape, a slide and two swing sets. “It’s prime land right on Lake Ontario and quite a large park,” said Lisa Marucci, relating her first visit four years ago to the Eleventh Street park with her daughter, Sadie Old, now 8. “We want to make it more attractive. Right now, parents have nowhere to sit, the trees are dying, access to the (waterfront) trail is broken up.” playground plan The park’s playground plan includes: a water and sand play area; a Kompan “Talus” senior play structure; stepping stones, a big boulder, a naturalized planting area; wheelchair-accessible walkways, a toboggan hill, and new plantings, trees and lighting. A junior play structure has been dropped in favour of other elements like teetertotter structures for younger children. “The design feedback we received from the community was to include one play structure, with more money going into smaller things for the kids rather than also have a junior play structure,”

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Marucci explained. “We’ve got $180,000. That may sound like a lot. But when you’re doing paving, tree planting and benches and new lighting that gets eaten up quickly. We’re prioritizing what is most needed.” Since 2011, Marucci and her friends organized fundraising events including a skating party, a Halloween “Monster Bash,” an ice cream flavour creation contest and a wine tasting — with the community donating nearly $20,000 of the park project’s $250,000 price tag. Now the final push is on, with a focus on attracting corporate donors to raise the project’s last $70,000. “Our efforts right now are focused on going into local businesses and companies to get some buy-in from them,” Marucci said. “We need people to say, ‘I work for Telus. I can donate $1,000 to a project in my community.’ We need people in the community and companies to channel their funds toward the playground.” In 1930, Mimico-New Toronto Rotary Club founded the park after it fundraised to buy two swings and see saws for the land donated by town council. Eight decades later, Rotary Club of Etobicoke has pledged $10,000 to its park’s rebirth. A $10,000 city matching grant is in the offing. The city provided a landscape architect to design the playground and is co-ordinating the project. Area councillor Mark Grimes has pledged $80,000 in community development monies: “I’m very supportive of groups that want to revitalize their park. This park really needs a facelift badly,” Grimes

has said. GLAD Canada recently donated $30,000 to the project. Rotary Peace Park’s rejuvenation committee also secured a $25,000 Live Green Toronto Award. “The Rotary Peace Park project has been able to proceed at an escalated pace thanks to the great grassroots fundraising work of the local “Friends of” group coupled with corporate donation and grant support as well as funding from development fees in the neighbourhood,” said Trena Cesario with the city’s partnership development unit responsible for raising funds for parks, forestry and recreation projects through thirdparty investment. “When a community is able to assist in the funding, with the support of the local councillor, we are able to bring these projects in ahead of schedule.” Marucci also lauded the community for both its committee and fundraising commitment efforts: “People see the benefits of the community working with each other so there’s more involvement, more commitment to the community, in general.” The new Rotary Peace Park will become even more of a focal point in the community, Marucci predicted. “The park draws people from beyond just the immediate streets because of the outdoor pool. A lot of social relationships are made there; not just children, but also parents. The park is right on the lake. You go down with your kids to see what the water looks like, see the waves, connect to the environment. Anything you want to do is possible in that park.”

The Rotary Peace Park rejuvenation committee is $70,000 shy of its $250,000 fundraising goal to rejuvenate the children’s playground in the lakefront Eleventh Street park. Shovels are expected to

hit the ground on the new playground in August or September. corporate donations The push in on to attract corporate dona-

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From left to right, Lisa Christie, Lisa Marucci, Patty Chippa Findlay and Sheila Thomson are the women behind the fundraising push to update the Rotary Peace Park.

tions, from area businesses and from residents who could donate through their companies. To donate, visit the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation website at https://torontopark- tax receipt Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Rotary Peace Park”. Donations of $10 or

more are eligible for a tax receipt. Or email to contact the Rotary Peace Park rejuvenation committee directly to make a donation.


Budget committee update Thursday


he next big meeting for Toronto councillors comes next week, when they sit down for their June city council meeting. This week is quiet on the meeting front. On Thursday, the budget committee meets, literally for an update on how things are going. The committee will be looking at the city’s second quarter variance reports – that will tell us whether the city has spent more, less or about the same amount that it intended to when it set the 2013 operating and capital budgets. As of press time, the reports weren’t available.


Another variance report, on the state of the city’s reserve funds, will also be reviewed at the budget committee. According to the report, finance staff are expecting

����� ������ ��� ������ that reserves should balance out at $2.1 billion by the end of the year. At the end of 2012, they clocked in at $2.9 billion. The funds are mostly going towards paying for the city’s 10-year capital plan. CALLWOOD PARK CELEBRATION TODAY ◗JUNE

Before all that happens, downtown residents and TrinitySpadina Councillor Mike Layton will be celebratJUNE ing the CALLWOOD fruits of earlier capital dollars, opening the June Callwood Park. The event takes place this morning (Tuesday, June 4) at 636 Fleet St.

Callwood was a noted feminist, journalist and author, who died in 2007. The new park includes flexible play areas, a maze and puzzle plaza for the kids, as well as public art, seating, and an urban forest for everyone else. APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE TO MEET ◗CIVIC

The Civic Appointments Committee will be meeting tomorrow to debate several public appointments. First on the agenda will be interviews with candidates for appointments to the Toronto Public Library Board. Then the committee will short-list applications for the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts Board of Directors, the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Board of Management and the Toronto Licensing Tribunal.


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Mayor Ford announces hiring of three new staff members DAVID NICKLE Mayor Rob Ford told reporters he hired three new staff members late Friday afternoon – a day after his office lost the fourth and fifth staff members in a week. “I hired three very good staff today and I’m planning on hiring probably another three or four on Monday,” said Ford, following a 5 p.m. news conference, the first part of which involved a lengthy history of reforms council enacted in 2011 and 2012 to reconfigure Toronto Community Housing. Ford offered no details on the identities of the new hires or what their job descriptions are. But they will be going into an office seriously depleted of experience. On Thursday, Mayor Ford’s council relations manager Brian Johnston and execu-

tive assistant Kia Nejatian left the office. On Monday, his spokespeople George Christopoulos and Isaac Ransom resigned. And the previous Thursday, Mark Towhey, Ford’s chief of staff, was let go. Ford would not answer any media questions over allegations that he appeared in a video allegedly showing him smoke crack cocaine, maintaining a general silence on the issue that has lasted weeks. CONTINUED SILENCE Ford’s continued silence has councillors worried. St. Paul’s Councillor Josh Matlow said on Twitter that Ford should resign, given that for more than two weeks he has failed to address the allegations and questions arising from them. “We need a mayor who’s thoughtful, honest and

responsible... This is an issue that’s taken the air out of the room,” Matlow said. In an inter view, Don Valley West Councillor Jaye Robinson said the mayor might not be willing to step down, but he should take a leave of absence. “Unless he makes a definitive statement to refute the allegations, and tells the public anything he knows about the situation... if he’s unwilling to do that then a leave of absence is in order until these matters are resolved,” Robinson said. Robinson said a resignation in the face of what at this point are only allegations would be overkill. But she also said even as a member of Ford’s executive committee she is losing confidence in the mayor’s ability to lead council.


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CARSTAR Etobicoke South hosts car wash fundraiser CARSTAR Etobicoke South will be joining nearly 70 stores across Canada on Saturday, June 8, celebrating the 10th annual Soaps It Up charity car wash to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada. This year, funds raised at the CARSTAR Etobicoke South location will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada as well as St. Eugene Mazenod Catholic Church in Brampton as part of the company’s commitment to support the communities where CARSTAR employees live and work. For car wash tickets, visit or at CARSTAR Etobicoke South, 5 Canmotor Ave. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SHOP GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS ◗FUTURE

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Emergency services attend the scene of a fatal industrial accident at Equipment Sales & Services Limited on Martingrove Road in Rexdale on Monday afternoon.

Ministry of Labour called in to investigate industrial accident >>>from page 1 arrived at the scene, Drummond said they found a male victim in his mid-50s to 60s suffering from a head injury. “He was unconscious and not breathing,” she said. “Our initial information said he was vital signs absent.” A spokesman for the Ministry of Labour, which has been called in to investigate, told The Guardian Monday afternoon that an inspector

had been dispatched to the site to look into the circumstances surrounding the accident. “It was reported that a worker was lying on a tractor trailer when he was crushed between the truck and the counter weights of the truckmounted crane,” said Matt Blajer. “It was a fatality.” Toronto EMS spokesperson Kim McKinnon confirmed that paramedics assessed the man and pronounced him dead

at the scene of the accident. When reached over the phone, a spokesperson for Equipment Sale & Service Limited said the company had no comment. On its website, Equipment Sales & Service Limited is described as “keeping Canada’s heavy equipment up and running for more than 60 years,” providing equipment for customers in the construction, demolition, roadbuilding, mining, aggregates, and forestry industries.

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transit on PearsonwMeetings Union air link planned

More public meetings are planned by Metrolinx on the progress of future electrification of the Union Pearson Express air rail link. Both the provincial transit planning agency and the Ministry of Transportation have pledged to convert the link running along the GO Kitchener rail corridor from diesel to electric, but only after the express service between Pearson International Airport and Union Station is completed in 2015. While no firm confirmation has been given for a completion date for the conversion, Metrolinx has indicated it would like to electrify by 2017 and is conducting an environmental assessment to be completed next year. Four meetings are planned to update residents on the EA and address concerns about the controversial project, which has seen vigorous opposition from West Toronto advocacy groups such as the Clean Train Coalition. • Tuesday, June 4 at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Viscount Station, 6100 Viscount Rd., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT • Monday, June 10 at Metro Hall, Room 314, 55 John St., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Tuesday, June 11, Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Wednesday, June 12, Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Rd. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit twitter weighs in on

wfunding debate

Mayor Rob Ford’s Twitter account, @TOMayorFord, which usually posts innocuous announcements about city initiatives, took a decidedly political tone last week when several tweets were posted taking shots at taxes and fees proposed by Metrolinx to improve transit. “I don’t suppor t the Province’s @Metrolinx plan to slap new taxes onto the backs of hard working families,” stated one of the tweets. Another tweet was directed at the premier: “Until @Kathleen_ Wynne exhausts every avenue I will not support new taxes on

residents, who are telling me they can’t afford it.” The mayor’s sentiments echo a recent poll taken by Forum Research that shows a majority of Ontarians don’t support raising taxes to benefit transit. city announces

wtransit consultation At a public meeting in Riverside last week, the city’s chief planner announced a second phase of public transit consultations. Speaking at the Ralph Thornton Centre where she was a panelist for a transit discussion moderated by Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher, planner Jennifer Keesmaat said the next phase of the Feeling Congested? public campaign would focus on specific transit project priorities for the city. The first meeting is June 6, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at St. George Subway Station. For more info, visit Rahul Gupta is the Guardian’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT


Flaherty’s criticism expected, says CEO Metrolinx’s Bruce McCuaig discusses transit funding tools at Toronto Region Board of Trade RAHUL GUPTA In his first address following the release of controversial recommendations for funding transit expansion, Metrolinx’s CEO said he was confident the Big Move project will proceed as planned. During a lunch-hour speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade on Friday, Bruce McCuaig told an audience of business professionals he anticipated the critical remarks by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty warning against Metrolinx’s proposal to raise the HST in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by one per cent to help pay for its Big Move transit plan. McCuaig said the $50 billion Big Move, which, according to Metrolinx’s projections will require $2 billion per year in new funding to complete, would not be derailed despite the criticism. “(The Big Move) is not a report sitting on a shelf. It’s not wishful thinking,” said

McCuaig. “It’s not some plan that will be replaced with a different plan next week, next month or next year. It’s real. And it’s happening now.” In his speech, he outlined Metrolinx’s work on transit improvements to date, including the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown light rail line currently under construction. In order to complete the Big Move’s next phase, McCuaig said new taxes and user fees for the region were desperately needed. “If we don’t act now to implement the next wave of projects in the Big Move blueprint, we will continue to risk our economic future and the quality of life in the GTHA,” he said. Following his speech, McCuaig told reporters he was not surprised to hear the comments made by Flaherty, who warned Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa increasing the sales tax in the GTHA and not the rest of the province would violate the terms of the HST agreement between the

province and Ottawa. McCuaig said the federal response was anticipated. He said Metrolinx’s investment strategy advises the provincial government to consider making the tax increase Ontario-wide and ensuring any revenues collected outside the GTHA do not go directly to transit projects outside the region. A spokesperson for the provincial ministry of finance said no decision had been made on increasing the HST to benefit transit. “We haven’t requested this of the federal government and this is simply one of the many recommendations made by the agency to our government on how to make the necessary investments in transit,” said Sousa’s press secretary Susie Heath. “We still need to carefully evaluate, engage with the public and municipalities before we land on our plan for a dedicated source of funding for $50 billion in transit needs in the GTHA.”


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Goal of event is to eradicate child hunger across Toronto >>>from page 1 without having eaten nutritiously, or sometimes not even at all,” he said. “The need for school supplement programs is still quite high.” Helping Rotary Etobicoke and its fellow Rotarians from across the city shed light on the importance of child hunger relief right here in Toronto are: the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and its registered charitable foundation, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success; the Angel Foundation for Learning; Second Harvest; the North York Harvest Food Bank; Salvation Army

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ing of three food groups, (a combo of cereal and milk, toast, eggs, fruit, etc.) costs just $1.49 to provide, Cotton added. Tickets to the Toronto SOS Child Hunger Relief Concert are $12 each or five for $50 (plus service charge) and can be purchased online at http:// All proceeds will benefit the fight against child

hunger – funds that are being maximized by the SOS Child Hunger Relief Concert’s use of infrastructure already in place for the Toronto Ribfest event (from the venue, food and beverages stands, stage, sound, and lighting). In addition to the live entertainment, the SOS Child Hunger Relief Concert will feature a beer tent and plenty of food options, as Ribfest

vendors will be opening up their stands a day early to serve concert goers. The goal of the event, Williams said, is to help eradicate child hunger across Toronto, just as Rotary clubs worldwide have helped to nearly eradicate polio around the world.


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Enjoying the outdoors in the community fun day and golf classic: Left, David Hornell Junior School held its fundraising Fun Day on Saturday that included games and battery operated bikes; Below, Kayla Bartholomew (right) and Paige Mair play a game and try to get the coin in the glass that’s in the fish tank at the Fun Day event; Right, Islington Golf Club hosted the fourth annual Islington Charity Classic in support of Sleeping Children Around the World Saturday. Here, Dave Dryden chats with golf partner Margaret Sutcliffe; Below right, Michael Burgess sings O Canada before the shot-gun start to kick off the golf charity event. Staff photos/IAN KELSO

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Introduction Class to Type 2 Diabetes WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: West Toronto Diabetes Education Program, 365 Evans Ave. CONTACT: Carol Sweet, 416-252-1928, carols@ COST: Free Come and learn the basics of Type 2 diabetes. Have questions that were not answered by your doctor? Feeling confused about what foods to eat, medication, exercise. Call to register. Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, COST: Free Dr. John Percy explores Toronto’s rich astronomical heritage from the 1830s until today as well as astronomy’s impact on society and culture. Based on a Heritage Toronto walk - guidebook provided. Weston Historical Society presents Toronto Then and Now with Mike Filey WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: The Village of Humber Heights Etobicoke Retirement Home, 2245 Lawrence Ave. W. CONTACT: Mary Louise Ashbourne, 416-249-6663, COST: Free Mike Filey will be the special guest speaker for our June meeting, and will be looking at the changing face of Toronto.

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entertainment and learn how to make ice cream the old fashioned way.

Hatfield, Stephen Chatman and Imant Ramisch.

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Chess Tournament WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Eunice Rodrigues, 416-394-5210, erodrigues@ COST: Free Chess in the Library presents Humberwood’s Spring Tournament (unrated). Registration 11: 30 a.m.

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Party In The Park WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: John English Junior Middle School, 95 Mimico Ave. COST: Tickets will be sold for the events A community party sponsored by Mimico Presbyterian Church, Mimico Baptist Church, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Toronto District School Board Trustee Pamela Gough, Laurel Broten MPP and Councillor Mark Grimes. Fun family activities include barbecue, games, crafts, live entertainment, face painting, community group displays and more. WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Long Branch Public Library, 3500 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: info@ COST: Free Meet with local gardeners, share tips, seeds, plants and ideas. New Beginnings Support Group WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Transfiguration Of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Dr. CONTACT: Paula, 416912-8314 COST: Free A support group for divorced, separated, or widowed people.

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Community Barbecue and Garage Sale WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Stephen Catholic School, 55 Golfdown Rd. CONTACT: Maria DeSantisRusso, 647-625-2661, mrusso@ COST: Free Community barbecue and garage sale.

Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society Meeting

Relay for Life Toronto West WHEN: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. WHERE: Centennial Park Stadium, 56 Centennial Park Rd. COST: Free Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level.

Time Together WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humbervale Place, Parkwood Dining Room, 1447 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: Rev. Cindy Randall, 416-2492821, COST: Free Strawberry Social and sing-a-long. Enjoy a relaxed social time with friends and neighbours.

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Gigantic Garage Sale WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon WHERE: Royal York Rd United Church, 851 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: Brenda Bailie, 416-231-9401 COST: Free Household goods, china, linens, books, toys, games, sporting goods, tools, perennial plants and more. Free Jazzercise Saturdays Classes in June WHEN: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s United Church, 85 ThirtyFirst St. CONTACT: Debbie Coté, 647-270-6300, COST: Free Weekly class that runs until June 29. Free for people who have not attended a class within the last six months. Westside Family Fest/Open House WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Westside Long Term Care Center, 1145 Albion Rd. CONTACT: Sabrena, 416745-4800, www.reveraliving. com, COST: Free Fundraiser for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign which benefits grandmothers in Africa caring for children orphaned by AIDS. Vendors, barbecue, raffle and door prizes, exotic animal show, face painting,

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

Celebrating Seniors WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, 60 Richview Rd. CONTACT: Anna Do, 647-725-0844, COST: Free An afternoon of information, education, entertainment and light refreshments. Seminar on “Insights Into Aging 101” by the Dr. Peter Derkach. Information booths from other organizations serving seniors in community. “Fun in a Notebook?” WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Helen Delaurier, 416-3945247, COST: Free Great ideas, answers to questions, hysterical jokes, potentially life-saving information and unique family history all deserve to be captured. “Canada and Beyond- A Mosaic of Song” WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Lauren Mayer, 416-433-5495, www., COST: $20 The Etobicoke Centennial Choir concludes its 20122013 season with a concert highlighting songs and choral arrangements by celebrated Canadian composers, including Allister MacGillivray, Healey Willan, Armstrong Gibb, James Quitman Mulholland, Stephen

185th Anniversary Celebration WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip Anglican Church, 25 St. Phillips Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free Celebrating marking 185 years serving the communities of Weston and Etobicoke. Service followed by community barbecue. Jazz Vespers WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip Anglican Church, 25 St. Phillips Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free An hour of great music, readings and prayers. This week featuring jazz musicians: Joe Sealy, Paul Novotny and Jazz singer Barbra Lica.

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Parkinson’s Support Group WHEN: 12 p.m. WHERE: Church of Christ the King, 475 Rathburn Rd. CONTACT: 905-677-4419 COST: Free The Etobicoke Parkinson’s Support Group end-of-season meeting and barbecue. Healthy Eating and Exercise with Type 2 Diabetes WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: West Toronto Diabetes Education, 365 Evans Ave. CONTACT: Carol Sweet, 416-252-1928, COST: Free Come out and learn about healthy eating and how exercise helps blood sugar levels. Call to register.

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TUESDAY JUNE 4 ◗ Germany vs. Holland (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Portugal (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ South Africa vs. Italy (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Spain vs. Mexico (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ Uruguay vs. England (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ USA vs. Canada (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) GIRLS UNDER 7

MONDAY JUNE 10 ◗ England vs. USA (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Mexico vs. Uruguay (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Italy vs. Canada (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Spain (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) BOYS UNDER 8

WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 ◗ Spain vs. Italy (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Holland (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ South Africa vs. Canada (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ England vs. Mexico (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ USA vs. Uruguay (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) GIRLS UNDER 8

MONDAY JUNE 10 ◗ England vs. USA (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Mexico vs. Uruguay (Richview Reservoir 6A, 59 Clement Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Italy vs. Canada (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Spain (Richview Reservoir 6A, 59 Clement Rd., 7:30 p.m.) BOYS UNDER 9

TUESDAY JUNE 4 ◗ Spain vs. Italy (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Canada (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ England vs. Mexico (Hollycrest 1, 630

Renforth Dr., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ USA vs. Uruguay (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 7:30 p.m.)



MONDAY JUNE 10 ◗ England vs. USA (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Mexico vs. Uruguay (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Italy vs. Canada (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Spain (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 7:30 p.m.)

Boys baseball Toronto District School Board quarter-finals took place at Millwood Park on Thursday. Westons’ Samar Tulsie keeps his eye on the ball while at bat. Weston CI won the game by a score of 10-2.


WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 ◗ Spain vs Italy (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs Canada (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ England vs Mexico (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ USA vs Uruguay (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 7:30 p.m.)

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MONDAY JUNE 10 ◗ England vs. USA (Picnic Area 6A, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Mexico vs. Uruguay (Picnic Area 6B, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Italy vs. Canada (Picnic Area 6A, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Spain (Picnic Area 6B, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd., 7:30 p.m.)

In the Etobicoke Youth Soccer League girls U16, 17 and 18, Canada vs. USA on Wednesday, June 12 at Richview Reservoir at 7 p.m.


WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 ◗ Uruguay vs. England (Westgrove 1, 15 Redgrave Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Spain vs. Mexico (Westgrove 2, 15 Redgrave Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Canada vs. USA (Westgrove 1, 15 Redgrave Dr., 7:30 p.m.) GIRLS UNDER 11

MONDAY JUNE 5 ◗ Uruguay vs. Mexico (Westgrove 1, 15 Redgrave Dr., 6:30 p.m.) ◗ Canada vs. Spain (Westgrove 1, 15 Redgrave Dr., 7:30 p.m.) ◗ USA vs. England (Westgrove 2, 15 Redgrave Dr., 6:30 p.m.) BOYS UNDER 12


◗ Uruguay vs. England (Richview Reservoir 9, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ Greece vs. Mexico (Richview Reservoir 10, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ Canada vs. USA (Richview Reservoir 4, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) GIRLS UNDER 12

MONDAY JUNE 10 ◗ Canada vs. USA (Richview Reservoir 4, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ England vs. Mexico (Richview Reservoir 5, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) BOYS UNDER 13

THURSDAY JUNE 6 ◗ Uruguay vs. England (Central Etobicoke, 50 Montgomery Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ Spain vs. Mexico (Richview Reservoir 5, 59

Happy memories keep us feeling vibrant and fulfilled. At Tapestry Retirement Communities, we provide all the encouragement and support to keep you feeling that way. Whether it’s growing prize-winning flowers, participating in one of the many activities or enjoying the company of new friends. 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. Angela Simmons avid gardener

Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ Canada vs. USA (Richview Reservoir 7, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) GIRLS UNDER 13

MONDAY JUNE 10 ◗ Canada vs. USA (Richview Reservoir 7, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) BOYS UNDER 14/15

THURSDAY JUNE 6 ◗ Spain vs. Italy (Scarlett Heights, 15 Trehorne Dr., 7 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Canada (Kipling Collegiate, 380 The Westway, 7 p.m.) ◗ England vs. Mexico (Silverthorn Collegiate, 291 Mill Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ USA vs. Uruguay (Martingrove Collegiate, 50 Winterton Dr., 7 p.m.)


TUESDAY JUNE 4 ◗ Spain vs. Italy (Richview Reservoir 4, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ Brazil vs. Holland (Richview Reservoir 5, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ South Africa vs. Canada (Richview Reservoir 7, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ England vs. Mexico (Central Etobicoke, 50 Montgomery Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ USA vs. Uruguay (Martingrove Collegiate, 50 Winterton Dr., 7 p.m.) BOYS UNDER 16, 17 AND 18


WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 ◗ Mexico vs. Canada (Richview Reservoir 4, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) ◗ USA vs. England (Richview Reservoir 5, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) SPORTS SCHEDULE

For the complete schedule, visit etobicoke-toronto-onsports

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 ◗ Mexico vs. Canada (Scarlett Heights, 15 Trehorne Dr., 7 p.m.) ◗ USA vs. England (Silverthorn Collegiate, 291 Mill Rd., 7 p.m.) Tapestry at Village Gate West 15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto ON (Dundas St. West, one block east of Dunbloor Rd.)


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