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a social hour and mostly spoke with one another about world issues, Hannan said. Hannan roomed for the week with a native Syrian teen who lives in Moose Jaw, Sask. and another from Nelson, B.C. four hours outside of Vancouver. “Sitting in Question Period was incredible. It was very theatrical,” said Hannan, a Grade 12 student at Richview Collegiate, PM Harper’s alma mater. “We got a tour of parliament and of Parliament Hill. We learned how the C a n a d i a n g ov e r n m e n t works. ‘Really awesome’ “It was really awesome. It’s an unique program. I’d definitely recommend it, but anyone who applies needs to make sure they’re interested in Canadian government because it’s super intense. It’s a lot of work, but so much fun.” Joel’s mother, Gael, said the program spoke to her son’s growing interest in Canadian

and world affairs. “Joel has a growing interest in current events; he loves to debate, he cares about issues. This forum was right up his alley,” she said of her son. “Getting to spend time with the Speaker in the House of Commons, participating in a global trade game and debating high-level issues with the deciders and through life-like simulations such as an election certainly exposes participants to a lot of different ideas,” said Jonathan PerronClow, manager of programs and outreach with Forum for Young Canadians. Hannan said the week gave him a taste of his future career in business. He hopes to study commerce this fall at either UBC or Carleton University. “We were all treated as adults. It was a professional week,” Hannan said. “I wore a suit for longer than I’d ever worn one before.”

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where the students showed off some of their newly discovered talents – quite a feat considering they’d had just one day of rehearsal, said Field, daring parents in the audience to look beyond their children’s unpolished performances. “Look instead to the leadership you see within them, look to their smiles, look to the energy, look to the glint in their eyes, look to their pride and enjoyment to be doing what they’re doing and accomplishing what they’re accomplishing,” she said. While the Grade 4 students performed a scene from Romeo and Juliet and an Afro-Cuban Dance, the Grade 5 kids sang We Merry Minstrels and performed as circus jesters while the Grade 6 participants re-enacted Stage Combat and danced the waltz.

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uts not guns.” One hundred and fifty “Doomstown” kids mustered the courage to stand up against the gun violence plaguing their community last Thursday at the DAREarts Children’s Winter Promenade Showcase – taking to the stage to sing and dance their way to a brighter future. For one of those students, DAREarts’ anti-violence message is one that hits especially close to home – just over three weeks ago, Grade 6 participant Carllana lost her older brother, 15-year-old Jarvis Montaque, to a gunman’s bullet just steps outside their Jamestown family home. Preventing more deaths like Jarvis’ is why programs like DAREarts exist, program founder Marilyn Field told the crowd of nearly 400 gathered for the showcase at North Albion Collegiate Institute last Thursday night. on the right path “We have 150 kids here tonight who are on the pathway to becoming leaders,” she said shortly after holding a moment of silence for Jarvis. “And you can be sure, because they are DAREarts, because they know discipline and how to take affirmative action, because they know how to be responsible and teach their peers, because they know how to respect each other...and think of themselves as – and they are – excellent, there is no room in that picture for guns. There is no room in that picture for gangs.” Founded in 1996, DAREarts is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that stands for “Discipline, Action, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence in Education.” Its fiveyear program works with nine- to

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14-year-old children from schools in high-priority neighbourhoods, empowering them to become leaders through arts education. In the three months since last December, 150 grades 4 to 6 students from 17 northwest area schools (see below) have taken part in 12 DAREarts Days, where they were given the opportunity to visit

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n event taking place next week hopes to ‘raise’ not money but volunteer hours for local nonprofit organizations. Heading into its 10th anniversary event on March 22, Timeraiser began as a unique idea started by university graduates who wanted to help out in some way but had little disposable income to do so. The concept is simple: instead of bidding money to organizations, guests could bid time and would be rewarded after meeting their volunteer obligations with art from local artists. Non-profit organizations participating in the event from across the city include Delisle Youth Services, McDonald House, and the our view Ronald Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. The goal is to bring in There’s a 10,000 volunteer hours for the participating non-profits and return on this 30 invest $23,000 in the careers of artists. investment But this is just one event. Volunteer opportunities exist year-round in your neighbourhood. Connect with local organizations that require more than just funds to operate successfully. Groups like Etobicoke Services for Seniors have programs that run year-round and they all value the currency of time. Or take the initiative like the Timeraiser organizers did and find an issue to invest your time in – whether it’s starting up a community beautification project or organizing neighbourhood walks. Attend community council or school council meeting and champion a cause that needs a leader to rally fellow residents and families to accomplish a goal together. The return investment is a tighter-knit community that also yields such benefits as improved neighbourhood safety and increased community engagement from youths to seniors. Non-profit organizations seeking volunteers can also get the word out by visiting www.etobicokeguardian.com and submitting a listing online for the community calendar, which will automatically be considered for the print edition. For more information about the Timeraiser event, read the story online at http://bit.ly/13NYqoN

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s we all struggle to pull our minds from the gutter of (alleged) sleaze, bad behaviour and public lewdness that emerged last week at and around city hall, it’s worth remembering that Toronto council has a major policy debate on its plate this spring: whether or not to host a casino. Right now, the debate is alleged too. It was to have occurred in the coming weeks, once staff delivered a final report to the executive committee and then to council. It will be a bit later than that, we learned Friday; the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has been slow in providing the necessary information to make a rational decision on the matter. The best current information we have on the benefits of a casino comes in the form of a hard-sell pitch from MGM Resorts International and Cadillac Fairview to turn much of Exhibition Place into a giant resort and gambling

david nickle the city complex. The casino would bring 10,000 jobs, they say — good paying jobs with an average income of $60,000. It would revitalize the city’s waterfront around Exhibition Place and Ontario Place with new foot bridges, and spur massive transit improvements to and from the site. And on the subject of admission to what is left of the Canadian National Exhibition ... the casino would have it covered, for the next 10 years and maybe even longer. Of course, none of that’s set in stone — or even in a remotely binding document. Like all the best pitches, the MGM-Cadillac Fairview proposition gives plenty of impetus for an irrational decision. Right now, the rationalism is all on the “no” side. The city’s medical officer of health has weighed in with a report indicating

that the adverse effects of a casino on gambling addicts would outweigh any benefits in terms of employment and economic stimulus. Developers in the downtown have joined small businesses there in arguing that a casino is the last thing that the city needs from an economic stimulus point of view. And that report from staff hanging in the air still hasn’t been able to pin down what kind of annual hosting fee Toronto might expect — which is the final demonstrable public benefit that might tip the balance, if it’s large enough. Whenever that report comes out, there will be the question facing council: is a certain amount of suffering among a demographic of addicts and their family worth it, for an annual boost to the city’s coffers? It’s a moral question, and fundamentally an ugly one. Answer it badly... and that gutter beckons.

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Teachers’ time is theirs to use as they see fit: reader To the editor: The direction of The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is the total height of stupidity as they have told their members not to resume extracurricular activities. Excuse me, this is not a dictatorship. I would suggest those in command should back off on giving orders to anyone as to what they should or should not do on their own time. Yes, Canada is a democracy. W.D. Adamson

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Suburbanites have City needs to stop sidewalk snowplowing become second-class citizens since megacity To the editor: Re: ‘Planning better roundtables,’ Editorial, March 5. I thought your comments in your editorial were absolutely spot on. Unfortunately, it is only the people who live in the ‘burbs’ who truly understand your point of view. ‘SECOND-CLASS STATUS’ We who choose not to live in the inner city have sunk to a perceived second-class status ever since that ridiculous concept of amalgamation was forced on Metropolitan Toronto’s residents by the former premier Mike Harris Tories. They allowed this hijacking of responsible civic government to take place when they backed the move to centralize power at Toronto’s city hall. It certainly didn’t mean the

old city of Toronto’s system of civic governing was deserving of such largess. ‘RULING CLIQUES’ It was and still is the realm of special interest groups and entrenched ruling cliques. I found the leadership of the other ‘cities’, like Scarborough, actually listened to their residents, were successful and able to balance their budgets because the various components worked together. So now the rest of us have to go cap-in-hand to the Emerald City, but only during business hours, if we wish to become part of the ‘democratic’ process. Our voices may be heard, but I doubt that they are listened to by those who allegedly make their decisions based on the ‘greater good’. Chris Belfontaine

To the editor: Mayor Rob Ford and city councillors, listen up. An easy way to save money is to stop the needless sidewalk snowplows. Each year their passes create havoc with gouged and uprooted sections of grass, lifted curbs, interlocking bricks and chunks of driveways and ruined hedges and shrubs at the edge of the sidewalks.

Most people shovel the sidewalks before the plow comes by and then they have to do it again because the huge tires on the plow hits the snow banks and deposit it on the sidewalk. If left as is, it becomes a frozen dangerous mass for people to trip or slip on. These plows leave a huge mess and create more work for the homeowner. I know everyone can’t shovel their

sidewalks, but when we have large snow falls like we have had recently, neighbours help each other out with their snow blowers or shovels. That’s what neighbourhoods do. I have a cedar hedge that is more than 40 years old. Each year the plows takes a toll on it, ripping off branches and leaving gaping holes. It takes years and years for these holes to fill in, if they ever do. These past two snow falls

have been hard on the trees just with the weight of the snow. Now I have two gaping holes in my hedge thanks to the snowplow ripping several branches off the lower sections of trees and large gouges taken out of the grass across the front of my house. City of Toronto, save money, stop the sidewalk plows. A. Welch

Reader suggests closing east-west road as way to ease gridlock across the city To the editor: A relief subway line has been proposed from Pape to Union station to take some of the pressure off the existing lines into the downtown core. It’s a great idea, but costly and would take several years to implement. Although not a transpor-

tation genius, and I haven’t looked at every aspect of what I’m proposing, I have a much simpler plan. It would cost next-to-nothing and could be implemented almost immediately. The idea would be to close one major east-west traffic artery to vehicular traffic (either permanently or during rush-hour only).

TTC, taxi, and emergency/ service vehicles only would be permitted on this route. Q u e e n St re e t w o u l d probably be the best choice. Eastern Avenue doesn’t run far enough. The same for Dundas, and it has no TTC now in the east end. Gerrard/ Carleton is a possibility. Danforth/Bloor already has

the subway. The more efficient the route chosen, the more likely urban drivers will become commuters. Of course, all the implications of such a plan must be considered, but the idea is now out there for discussion. It might be worth a try for six months or a year? G. Nina

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Offer(s) available on select new 2013 models through participating dealers to qualified retail customers who take delivery by April 1, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers are subject to change without notice. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,650, $34 tire recycling/filter charges, $5 OMVIC fee, environmental fee and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $399) and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Sorento LX + AT (SR75BD) with a selling price of $29,078, financed at 0% APR for 60 months. 130 bi-weekly payments equal $224 per payment with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. ∞“Don’t Pay For 90 Days” offer (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing on select new 2012/2013 models. No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After 90 days, interest accrues and the purchaser will repay both the principal and interest monthly over the contract’s term. ¥”3 Payments On Us” offer is available O.A.C to eligible retail customers who finance or lease a new 2013 Sorento from a participating dealer between March 1-April 1, 2013. Customers will receive a cheque in the amount of three payments (excluding taxes) to a maximum of $550 per month or can choose up to $1,650 reductions from the selling/lease price after taxes. Offer cannot be combined with Don’t Pay For 90 Days promotion. ≠Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C for new 2013 Sorento LX AT FWD (SR75BD)/2013 Sportage LX AT FWD (SP752D)/2013 Soul 2.0L 2u MT (SO553D) based on a selling price of $29,078/$26,878/$21,378 is $159/$154/$128 with an APR of 1.49%/1.99%/2.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8.131/$7,840 /$6,493 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. §Loan savings for 2013 Sportage LX AT FWD (SP752D) is $750 and is available on purchase financing only O.A.C. Loan savings vary by model and are deducted from the selling price before taxes. Some conditions apply. ΩParticipate in Kia’s test-drive event and receive a pair of tickets to the Toronto FC home opener match on March 9, 2013, at the Rogers Centre. Suggested retail value of $30.00. Offer available at participating Kia dealers only. Offer valid from March 1-9, 2013, or while quantities last. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit one pair of tickets per person. Must hold a valid Canadian driver’s licence and be a resident of Ontario. 1Sorento LX 2,052L vs. CR-V LX 2,007L, with second-row seats folded. 260 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 3Sorento LX 191hp vs. RAV4 LE 176hp. 4Sportage LX 740L vs. Compass Sport/North 643L. 5Sportage LX 176hp vs. CX-5 GS 155hp. 660 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 760 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 8Soul 2.0U 164hp vs. Scion xB 158hp. 9Soul 1.6L 2,897L vs. Cube S 2,766L. ΔModel shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD 7-seater (SR75XD)/2013 Sportage 2.0T SX Navigation (SP759D)/2013 Soul 2.0L 4u Luxury AT (SO759D) is $43,045/$39,145/$27,345 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650, environmental fee and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $399), tire recycling and filter charges of $34, OMVIC fee and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Available at participating dealers. Highway/ city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Sorento 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sportage 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Soul 2.0L MPI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Cost of the borrowing for Kia Rio for term is $2,324. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us

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Mimico-By-The-Lake Secondary Plan to be heard April 9 The much-anticipated MimicoBy-The-Lake Secondary Plan will be presented to Etobicoke York Community Council on April 9. The secondary plan and its accompanying city planners’ staff report will be heard by Etobicoke York councillors at 7 p.m. to better enable interested residents to make a public deputation, planners

said. Work on the secondary plan is nearing completion. The draft of the secondary plan will soon be released on the city’s Mimico 20/20 website. A Secondary Plan is part of Toronto’s Official Plan that establishes more detailed local development policies to guide growth and change within a specific area.

The Mimico-By-The-Lake Secondary Plan area is generally bounded by properties on both sides of Lake Shore Boulevard West to the west, Fleeceline Road to the north, Lake Ontario to the east and Miles Road to the south. recommendations Among planners’ recom-

mendations in the emerging secondary plan is that heights of any future buildings be restricted into three bands of development: w Tall buildings be contained to an area between Lake Shore and the lake, to a maximum height of 25 storeys, with a 2-4 storey podium and minimum tower separation distance of 25 metres between buildings;

w Av e n u e s M i d - R i s e Buildings along the Lake Shore Boulevard West main street to a maximum of 8 storeys; w Lake Front Tall Buildings to a maximum height of 15 storeys, with the same podium height and separation distance as tall buildings. Interested residents may make presentations that night to community council about

the secondary plan. To address community council about the secondary plan, notify the city clerk Rosemary MacKenzie, administrator, Etobicoke York Community Council, at 416394-2516 by April 8.

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out for a run nice day: Joggers enjoying the milder weather earlier this week are framed by the old shelter along the waterfront trail of Col. Samuel Smith Park. The structure was left over from the days of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital which is now the Lakeshore Campus of Humber College.

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NOTICE OF SECOND OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC MEETING for Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project Environmental Assessment Credit Valley Conservation and Region of Peel

The Region of Peel and Credit Valley Conservation with support from Toronto and Region Conservation and the City of Mississauga have initiated an environmental assessment under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act to create a new natural waterfront park that will establish ecological habitat and public linkages on the eastern Mississauga waterfront. The Lakeview Waterfront Connection (LWC) Project is a part of Inspiration Lakeview, the City of Mississauga’s vision for its eastern waterfront. SECOND PUBLIC MEETING Wed. April 3, 2013 Mississauga Seniors’ Centre, 1389 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga, ON, L5G 4L1

Purse-snatching suspect sought Police are seeking a male suspect in connection with a purse-snatching Sunday, Ma rc h 1 0 n e a r Ma r t i n Grove Road and Eglinton Avenue West. According to police, the suspect grabbed a 46-year-old woman’s purse as she was walking in the area at around 4:30 p.m. and fled the scene northbound on Martin Grove. The victim was not hurt. The suspect is described as black, aged 16 to 18 years, 5’7”, with a thin build.

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duo rob boy, 16, of cellphone A 16-year-old boy was robbed of his cellphone near Albion Road and Kipling Avenue on Friday. According to police, two male suspects approached the victim at around 4:55 p.m. One of the suspects reached into the victim’s pocket and stole his phone, then both suspects fled the scene. The suspects are described as follows: the first is black, aged 19 to 20, 5’6”, with a

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masked men hold up convenience store The Richview Convenience at 1 Richview Rd. was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men on Tuesday, March 5 at around 8:35 p.m. Police alleged one of the suspects approached a 59-year-old male employee at the counter, pulled a handgun on him and demanded cash, while the other suspect forced a 58-year-old female employee into the storage room and struck her with a blunt object. The male victim was unhurt, but the female victim sustained minor injuries. Police are now requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons: The first suspect is described as black, aged 25 to 32, 5’11”, with a medium build. The second suspect is described as black, aged 25

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Two suspects wanted in robbery Police are seeking two male suspects in connection with the armed robbery of the Husky Gas station at 916 Dixon Rd. on Tuesday, March 5. Police say two masked men entered the gas station kiosk at around 9:45 p.m. and approached the 22 year old male employee working behind the counter. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded cash, and the victim complied. The suspects then stole the victim’s cellphone and a quantity of cash and cigarettes from behind the counter and fled the scene. The victims were unhurt. The suspects are described as follows: the first is black, 6’0”, with a medium build; the second is black, 6’0”, with a thin build.

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Anyone with information on the above crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 416222-TIPS.

LWC Project Study Area

This and other consultation opportunities will be advertised on the project website, in local newspapers and through the project mailing list. If you are unable to attend, but would like to learn more and/or comment on the LWC Project visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/lwc on or after April 3, 2013. To be added to the project mailing list or if you have project-related questions, contact Michael Charendoff, Coordinator, Watershed Projects Toronto and Region Conservation - 70 Canuck Ave, Toronto ON, M3K 2C5 Phone: 416-661-6600 ext 5280, Fax: 416-667-6278, Email: mcharendoff@trca.on.ca On December 5, 2012, the Minister of the Environment approved the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the LWC Project. This study is being carried out according to the ToR and the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. Results from this study will be documented in an environmental assessment which will be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment for review. At that time, the public and other interested persons will be informed when and where the environmental assessment can be reviewed. The LWC ToR and all project background information can be found on the project webpage www.creditvalleyca.ca/lwc. Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become a part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.

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Man faces 16 charges in firearm investigation A 31-year-old man is facing 16 firearms charges after police executed a search warrant at an Etobicoke home early Tuesday morning – allegedly seizing two handguns and a quantity of ammunition. Members of the Toronto Police Service Gun and Gang Task Force executed the search warrant at a home in the Albion and Weston roads area Tuesday at around 5:50 a.m., according to a police release. Police allege they seized a chrome Smith and Wesson .38 Special Revolver and a .380 Lorcin semiautomatic handgun, including ammunition during their search of the home. They also allegedly seized a quantity of cocaine. Bashir Qureshi, 31, of Toronto, has been charged with: possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition; possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthor-

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A 31-year-old man is facing 16 firearms charges after police raided an Etobicoke home early Tuesday morning, allegedly seizing a chrome Smith and Wesson .38 Special Revolver and a .380 Lorcin semi-automatic handgun.

ized; unauthorized possession of a firearm; careless storage of a firearm; careless storage ammunition; possession of a firearm obtained by the commission of an offence; possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition; possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; unauthorized possession of a firearm; careless storage of a firearm; careless storage ammunition; possession

of firearm obtained by the commission of an offence; possessing a firearm knowing the serial number has been altered, defaced or removed; possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order; possession for the purpose cocaine; and possession of cocaine. He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

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Teen stabbed in north Etobicoke A young man is still in hospital recovering from multiple stab wounds, following an attack in north Etobicoke Monday evening. According to Const. Victor Kwong, police were called to the scene on Albion Road near Elmhurst Drive Monday

at around 4:15 p.m. after passersby called to report the teen had been stabbed. “He was taken to a trauma centre, where he’s being treated for stab wounds to the hands, neck and back,” Kwong said. Toronto EMS spokesperson Kim McKinnon

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Enter an egg-decorating contest online to win iPad mini, weekly prizes Decorate an egg and help fill empty tummies. To celebrate Easter and one of Ontario families’ favourite holiday pastimes – egg decorating - the Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) announced the launch of The Eggs Factor contest. The Eggs Factor, an online egg-decorating contest, provides Ontarians with the opportunity to design their own egg-Picasso or Rembrandt. Running until April 2, The Eggs Factor contest is divided into six age categories: zero to five, six to 12, 13 to 18, 19 to 29 and 30 to 59 and 60-plus. A

panel of eggs-perts – Ontario egg farmers – will shortlist each category to six entries. The chosen entries will then be posted on eggsfactor.ca, where Canadians will have the chance to cast their votes from April 4 to 14. The Top 2 winners of each age category will be awarded an iPad mini. Egg artists will also have the chance to win weekly prizes. In addition, for each contest entry, EFO will donate a dozen eggs to Breakfast Clubs of Canada, which provides daily nourishment to school children. “The Eggs Factor is a creative activity for all ages,” said

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48 ASHBOURNE DR.

Charming 3 bdrm Bungalow on a fabulous 156' deep lot. Many million dollar homes being built in the area. Walk to subway, schools, parks, shopping; great access to downtown + airport. Sep Sutton Group Realty entr to finished basement with rec room + 3 piece W/O to sunny Systems Inc., Brokerage west deck, gorgeous professionally landscaped front + back yards. Independently Owned and Operated Det. garage + private drive. $564,900 www.48AshbourneDr.com

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11 MICHAEL POWER PLACE #402 416 762-8255 Walk to Islington subway. Corner 2 bedroom split plan with hardwood

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MLS W2554289 First Time Buyers Dream. Incredible Luxury condo at Sherway Gardens Fabulous One Bedroom Plus Den suite with Gorgeous 416 Gleaming Hardwood Floors Open Concept Living and Dining Room w/o to ® Balcony Fabulous Unobstructed View State of the Art Facilities with 24 hour security Brilliantly positioned next to Breathtaking Sherway Mall where you Re/Max Professionals enjoy excellent hassle free transportation links and quick access to the very best in shopping, dining, health care and entertainment. $279,900 Inc., Brokerage View at www.2209-235sherwaygardens.com Independently Owned and Operated

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416 479-4241 288 MILL ROAD B13 Three bedroom two storey 416 930-3794 suite in The Masters condominium. Meticulously www.irenemmurray.com maintained with large balcony overlooking Markland Wood Golf Course. Quiet treed location YOUR CHOICE REALTY CORP., Brokerage – spacious rooms. $410,000

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Simple strategies for a speedy sale It's true that real estate sales are dependent on the right price, location and condition of a home, but there's a little more to it than that. Simple strategies can reduce your days on market, without having a negative impact on your pocketbook. Consider the following tips: 1. De-personalize the rooms. Buyers need to visualize themselves in your home. When staging it, go for a neutral look and put away family photos and personal artwork. If there are loud colours on the walls, use a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour to make the space more welcoming.

2. Breathe new life into curb appeal. Invest in quick, simple fixes in the front and back of the home. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and plant flowers. Once this is finished, take quality photos to use in your listing and showcase your home at its best. 3. Get a pre-listing inspection and complete the to-do list. Once the inspection is complete, either fix any issues found in the report, or reflect the repairs needed in the asking price. The smaller your to-do list, the smaller a homebuyer's will be, giving them less bargaining room.

4. Spread the word - go social. In today's connected world, one of the best ways to get a message out is through social networks. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other sharing sites let your networks know that you're selling and help them relay the message for you. 5. Be accessible and get buyer feedback. Check your e-mail and voicemail often and respond quickly and cordially. While receiving inquiries about your home, make sure to record the names and contact information of potential buyers. If you do happen to make a price reduction

in the future or improve the property, you can refer to your list of potential buyers who viewed the house and did not make an offer, letting them know about the change. – newscanada.com

GTA home sales decline in February Greater Toronto Area (GTA) realtors reported 5,759 sales through the TorontoMLS system in February 2013 – a decline of 15 per cent in comparison to February 2012. It should be noted that 2012 was a leap year with one extra day in February. A 28 day year-overyear sales comparison resulted in a lesser decline of 10.5 per cent. The average selling price for February 2013 was $510,580 – up two per cent in comparison to February 2012. “The share of sales and dollar volume accounted for by luxury detached homes in the City of Toronto was lower this February compared to last. This contributed to a more modest pace of overall average price growth for the GTA as a whole,” says Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Ann Hannah. “Stricter mortgage lending guidelines that precluded government backed mortgages on homes sold for over one million dollars and the City of

Toronto’s additional upfront land transfer tax arguably played a role in the slower pace of luxury detached home sales.” The MLS HPI Composite Benchmark price covering all major home types eliminates fluctuations in price growth due to changes in sales mix. The Composite Benchmark price was up by more than three per cent on a year-over-year basis in February. “We will undoubtedly experience some volatility in price growth for some market segments in 2013,” says Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “However, months of inventory in the low-rise market segment will remain low, resulting in average price growth above three per cent for the TREB market area this year. Our current average price forecast is $515,000 for all home types combined in 2013.” –TREB 249 ALDERBRAE Award-winning “Homes by Anacleto Design” presents their newest offering. This gorgeous state-of-the-art 3 + 1 bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2-storey home features open concept main level. Kitchen offers built-in stove, cook top, and dishwasher, stainless steel fridge, custom marble island, marble counter. ¾” solid oak hardwood and Brazilian slate floors throughout. Fireplace wall features authentic brick. Finished basement with family room, bedroom, ensuite. Detached garage. Close to schools, shopping, and highways. Call Patricia direct at 416-294-9016 or visit www.patriciabrewitt.com for more information. $929,000

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HE R ANOTL D SO INCREDIBLE 82’ X 208’ ESTATE!!

Prestigious executive 5+2 bdrm 2 storey, gorgeous stone & brick exterior, professionally landscaped lot, backing onto Conservation lands, absolutely a must see, beautifully finished thru-out, Jatoba hardwood & granite flrs, custom kitchen inground pool, & much more for $1,990,000!!

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Gorgeous Property 90’ x 143’ lot backing onto the Humber River & situated on quiet dead end street. Custom built 2 storey with addition & walkout bsmnt. Fabulous layout, granite countertop & floors, 5+1 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, finished basement with second kitchen ideal for entertaining or nanny suite, w/o to professionally landscaped lot with inground salt water pool, patio, deck, & spectacular ravine views. Meticulously well maintained property offered at only $1,699,900!!

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Fabulous design, great curb appeal, Large 4 bdrm with 4 washrooms, finished basement. Stunning classic combination of hardwood, marble & ceramic floors, high ceilings, skylight, Oak stairs, family size kitchen with breakfast area, granite countertop, centre island, stainless steel appliances & many extras for $888,800!!

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Spectacular totally renovated 2 storey! Modern kitchen with granite counter top, gleaming hardwood floors, gorgeous bathrooms, finished basement. New roof, windows & deck, 2 car Carport parking, stone & brick exterior, high demand Trinity Bellwoods area, walk to shops, restaurants, 24 hrs street car and much more only $875,000!!

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Gorgeous Aspen Ridge Baltic Model. 4 bdrm Brick & Stone exterior interlock driveway, thousands spent on upgrades, cathedral ceiling, gleaming hardwood flrs, gas fireplace, main floor den, wrought iron railing, upgraded s/s appliances, master bdrm retreat, 5 pce ensuite, professionally landscaped, inground sprinklers, fabulous curb appeal only $827,900!!

BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE!!!

Large detached 4 bdrm 2 storey, finished basement, huge 50’ x 199’ lot! Located close to all conveniences, quick access to Hwys, many upgrades thru-out, Well maintained home Must be seen for $799,900!!

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CLIENT’S CORNER! Frank Leo and Associates I would like to Thank You for the wonderful service you provided and the excellent coverage of my house. I contacted your Real Estate Company after months of being with a company that failed to sell my home. Within eleven days you had SOLD my property. You held no OPEN HOUSES and at the same time set my mind at ease, taking charge and completing the task with no hassle to myself. I was impressed with the professional, courteous and honest way you and your team handled the whole transaction. I would highly recommend Frank Leo and his team to anyone who is thinking of selling their home. Thank You So Very Much. Ron V

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Stunning Heathwood built 4 bdrm 2 storey, huge principal rooms, Impressive family size kitchen, granite countertops, under cabinet lighting, s.s appl. double oven, main flrs. den, family room, & laundry rm, spacious Living & dining room master suite with 2 large w/i closets, 5 pc. ensuite, garage access door, the list goes on and on for this Milton Beauty! Only $799,900!!

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Executive 4+2 bedroom detached 2 storey with walkout basement. Backs onto greenbelt and is situated on a premium lot. 9ft ceilings, fabulous open concept layout, gas fireplace, fabulous family sized kitchen, s/s appliances, w/o deck. Separate entrance to finished basement ideal for in-law suite. Mavis & Steeles location only $629,900. Must be Seen!!

BURNHAMTHORPE/PONYTRAIL!!

Rare 5 bdrm 2 storey on a beautiful lot. Just steps to Gametwood Park along the Etobicoke boarder. Gorgeous family rm with w/o to private fenced lot 20’x40’, inground pool. Huge bedrooms and principal rooms, renovated baths, fabulous country kitchen with s.s appliances and breakfast area, large finished basement 2nd kitchen & 2 bedrooms, gleaming hardwood flrs. and much more. $719,000

THE BELLARIA RESIDENCE!!

Incredible luxury condo, great location close to Vaughan Mills shopping centre, Canada’s Wonderland, restaurants, and all conveniences. Fabulous gated community, 24hr concierge, Fantastic facilities, spacious 2 bdrm condo, stainless steel appl. Granite countertop, gleaming ceramic & hardwood flrs thru-out. A must see for $619,900!!

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Totally renovated 4+1bdrm 2 storey, on a premium ravine lot overlookingtheHumberRiver,over$155Kspentonupgrades, custom kitchen,B/I appliances,Corian countertops,gleaming hardwood flrs., professionally finished basement with w/o, ideal for entertaining or in-law suite, 2 gas fireplaces, 4 baths, 4 w/o, deck, pattern concrete patio, and many extras for only $699,900!!

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Spacious 3+1bdrm bungalow on large lot, well maintained home. Large sun-filled principal rooms, separate side entrance to huge basement rec. room and extra bedroom/ utility room, great central location close to Lawrence Subway Station, Allen Rd, Hwy 401, Schools, Yorkdale Mall and much more for only $599,900!!

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Spectacular renovated 3+1bdrm detached bungalow, gorgeous pattern concrete & landscaped lot fabulous curb appeal, open concept living room, gleaming hardwood floors, renovated kitchen, renovated bathrooms, separate entrance to finished basement, located close to all conveniences and many extras included for only $549,900!!

Situated on a premium 52’ lot, double door entry, hardwood floor, 2 skylights, w/o to deck & patio, separate side entrance to finished basement ideal for entertaining or in-law suite, renovated gorgeous bathrooms, Jacuzzi soaker tub, separate shower, double garage & drive, walk to William Osler Hospital & Humber College only $529,900!!

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ATTENTION BUILDERS!! Prime South Etobicoke opportunity, great land value for 25’ x 133’ lot, build your dream home, great location, close to all conveniences, just minutes to downtown Toronto for only $438,000!!

Excellent location near Airport Rd. and William Parkway, close to all major Hwys, 900 sq ft of office space & 2300+ sq ft of Industrial space, previously used for garment manufacturing, zoning allows for mixed use, clean office area with reception and board room, must be seen $415,000!!

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Fabulous 3bdrm detached 2 storey, beautifully finished thruout, gleaming hardwood flrs, spacious open concept layout, finished bsmnt, with 2nd kitchen, large rec rm, professionally landscaped lot, custom deck, pond, interlock, French curbs, wrought iron gate, and many extras located close to park, school, Vaughan Mills, must be seen for $529,900!!

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Beyond The Sea Star Tower! Brand new stunning Horizon Model, 2+1bdrm, approx. 1000 sq ft plus balcony, & terrace 395 sq ft. Fabulous open concept design, gleaming hardwood flrs, bright floor to ceiling windows, amazing views, incredible price. SOLD FAST FOR TOP $$$!!

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Renovated 3bdrm 2stry freehold co-op , open concept living and dining room, gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful modern kitchen, finished basement, two full baths, great location close to all conveniences for only $310,000!!

Large 4+1bdrm 2 storey in Sandlewood / Richvale area! Family size kitchen, marble floors & counter tops, centre island, combined living and dining room, family room with fireplace, laminate floors, large master bedroom, 4 pc ensuite & w/o closet, finished basement rec. room, located close to all conveniences for $469,000!!

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Prime Kingsway / Edenbridge neighbourhood. Fabulous layout, 1+1 bedroom suite, open concept living and dining rm, w/o to private balcony / terrace, thousands spent on upgrades, granite countertop, breakfast bar, high ceilings, steps to transit, Humbertown Plaza, & amenities only $308,900!!

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Spacious 2 bedroom corner suite, thousands spent on upgrades, gorgeous upgraded kitchen, open concept living and dining room, gleaming hrdwd flrs, W/O to large balcony, ensuite laundry, 24 hr security, great location close to Islington Subway, Islington Village, restaurants, shops, schools and much more just minutes to downtown Toronto or the airport, shows amazing, for only $299,900!!

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Prestigious Springside Estates, Jane/ Rutherford, well layed out 1bdrm condo, spacious open concept living & dining rm, w/o to balcony, beautiful kitchen, with granite counter top, s. s. appliances, undermount sink, 9’ ceilings, gorgeous laminate floors thru-out, many upgrades and extras included for only $293,500!!

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Impressive 2 bdrm condo townhouse, absolutely immaculate home, nicely renovated. Large Bleached Oak kitchen, spacious open concept living and dining room, with w/o to large balcony, great lower level suite for only $269,900!!

2790 sq ft classic custom built 2 storey all brick semi detached luxury homes. Located in the Long Branch area, Newly built, select your luxurious finishes PreConstruction price $698,000 Detached Luxury homes Pre Construction prices $798,000

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Soaring 17’ ceilings & windows, unobstructed sunny west views, custom blinds, fabulous master bedroom retreat combined with den overlooking 1st floor, open concept main level, Herringbone hardwood, kitchen island, fireplace, amazing suite, incredible value, rooftop terrace, fabulous facilities located minutes to downtown Toronto for $289,900!!

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The new Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup for the 2014 model year features a cosmetic makeover, a good deal of technical tinkering and three major changes – a new optional diesel engine, a new eight-speed automatic transmission and a new high-end Summit model to compliment the GC’s increased levels of sophistication and refinement. Across the Grand Cherokee lineup, there are now four trim levels, three engine choices and three different four-wheel-drive systems. LAREDO: The Grand Cherokee Laredo ($39,995) is the entry-level model. Chrysler’s 3.6-litre Pentastar VVT V6 engine carries over as the standard engine. It makes 290 hp and 260 lb/ft of torque. Mated to the new eight-speed ZF transmission, the V6 can now tow up to 2812 kg (6200 lb) – a 24 per cent increase over the previous model year rating. Fuel economy is also expected to improve to 12.4/8.3L/100 km (city/ hwy). A new Eco mode emphasizing fuel economical shift patterns is the default setting. It can be turned off with a button.The Laredo harnesses Jeep’s simplest Quadra Trac I system. It delivers full-time fourwheel drive without any switches or levers to pull. The single-speed system balances torque distribution to whichever axle has the most traction. LIMITED: The Grand Cherokee Limited ($46,995) bumps up content significantly with leather, 18-inch wheels, nine-speaker audio, power liftgate, rear park assist with camera and a whole lot more. A V8 version ($49,145) adds the 5.7-litre VVT V8 with 360 hp and 390 lb/ft of torque for a best-inclass towing capacity of 3266 kg (7200 lb). Mated to the new eight-speed tranny, and with the Eco mode setting and FuelSaver cylinder-deactivation, V8 fuel economy is expected to improve by 10 per cent, up to 16.6/9.9 L/100 km (city/hwy). The V8 is mated to a Quadra Trac II system with a two-speed transfer case. This two-speed transfer case includes low range gear selection is controlled through a Selec-Terrain dial on the console with Sand, Mud, Auto, Snow and Rock settings. The system also adds the Hill Descent Control and Select-Speed Control. Sport mode, previously found on the SelecTerrain controller, has moved to the shifter selections made by the handsome new T-handle shift lever. OVERLAND: The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland ($57,145) adds genuine wood accents, Quadra-Lift air suspension, Nappa leather, 20-inch wheels and other enhancements. The Overland

comes standard with the 5.7-litre V8. Customers can get a $2,150 credit if they downsize to the V6 ($54,995) or they can pay an extra $4,995 for the new 3.0-litre EcoDiesel ($62,140). North American offroad enthusiasts have apparently been clamouring for a diesel-powered Grand Cherokee and with 240 hp and a massive 420 lb/ft of torque, Jeep’s new DOHC 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 delivers clean-diesel technology with low CO2 emissions. With a 3,266 kg (7,200 lb) tow rating that matches the V8’s abilities; the EcoDiesel is expected to deliver up to 10.3/7.1 L/100 km (city/hwy). Although the diesel premium ($4,995) makes this a pricey choice, customers will have to weigh their towing and mileage demands and choose accordingly. SUMMIT: The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit ($62,145) tops out the lineup with open-pore wood accents, a suede-like headliner, Natura Plus leather that smells exactly the way leather should, a HarmonKardon 19-speaker audio and all the other bells and whistles. As with the Overland, customers can get a $2,150 credit for the V6 ($59,995) or cough up an extra $4,995 for the diesel ($67,140). This uber-SUV also offers the Quadra Drive II system with a rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) that detects tire slip and distributes engine torque to individual tires with the most traction. With this new top-of-the-line Summit trim, created for customer demand, Jeep is aiming squarely at upscale SUV imports and matching their efforts ably with new content and refinement levels. I’ve left out the hot rod SRT model that was covered in an earlier track testing story. The first 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees will start to arrive at Canadian dealers by mid-April, with the new diesel versions slated for a later arrival in June. We’ll delve deeper into Jeep’s power and fuel economy claims in future weekly road tests but, on the whole, and based on the smooth highway runs and offroad crawls at the vehicle launch, the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has certainly raised the bar on a vehicle that has already been recognized across the industry as “the most awarded SUV ever�. –Rob Beintema Metroland Media


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Pricing for the Oshawa-built 2014 Chevrolet Impala will start at $28,445.

Chevrolet sets pricing for 2014 Impala The all-new 2014 Impala, Chevrolet’s flagship sedan, built in Oshawa, will go on sale this spring with a starting price of $28,445 – just $145 more than the 2013 Impala it replaces. Chevrolet’s latest MyLink radio debuts in the 2014 Impala. The in-vehicle entertainment system adds an eight-inch color display screen that is customizable. The system also adopts natural voice recognition – a first for Chevy. The 2014 Impala has several new features, including Adaptive Cruise Control and crash-avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Ten standard airbags are included as well – among the most in the segment. Three direct-injection engine choices will be available to customers: a 3.6-litre V6, a newly designed

2.5-litre four-cylinder and a 2.4-litre four-cylinder with fuel-saving eAssist technology that is estimated to deliver as low as 5.6L/100km Highway. All engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2014 Impala will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. The 3.6-litre, 305 hp engine will come to market first, with a starting price of $32,945 for the LT and $39,645 for the LTZ. The 2.5-litre engine is priced as follows: $28,445 for the LS; $31,445 for the LT; $36,445 for the LTZ. Destination charge on all models is $1,550. Pricing for the 2.4-litre engine with eAssist will be announced at a later date. – Metroland Media

Suzuki’s SX4 crossover debuts at Geneva Suzuki unveiled its all-new SX4 Crossover at the recent Geneva International Motor Show. Suzuki will be building the new SX4 Crossover at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary and the car will be on sale in Europe from this autumn onwards. The new SX4 Crossover is a production model based on the S-Cross, which Suzuki showcased at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Suzuki’s designers and engineers began developing the new model as a successor to the current SX4. However, through the pursuit of responding to customer expectations with regard to crossovers in Europe and other parts of the world, they realized that they needed to “think biggerâ€?. While moving into the C segment with its increased size, the new model inherits the “SX4â€? emblem to show that Suzuki (represented by the letter “Sâ€?) is a pioneer of both crossover and four-wheel drive (indicated by the “Xâ€? and “4â€? respectively). Suzuki created the new SX4 Crossover by uniting its compact car know-how with technologies honed for sport utility vehicles.Â

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Robberies escalated in violence: staff inspector >>>from page 1 the school, pulled a gun, and stole the cellphones of two 14-year-old female students. The suspects also allegedly ran after a male student as he fled the school, firing a shot at him – and missing – in the school parking lot, before fleeing the scene in a vehicle. Police allege that Thursday’s altercation at Thistletown CI was just one in a series of 18 armed robberies in Toronto, plus one in Peel Region and another two in York Region, carried out between Jan. 8 and March 7. On Thursday, March 7, the robberies targeted three locations: Thistletown Collegiate CI, followed by two retail stores. Later that same day, the Toronto Police Service Hold Up Squad, with the assistance of Divisional Major Crime Units and surveillance officers, arrested a group alleged to have been responsible for this series of robberies in the Jane Street/Driftwood Avenue area. In addition, 10 search warrants were executed in Toronto, with

an additional search warrant in Peel Region. At a press conference last Friday at 23 Division, Staff Insp. Mike Earl of the Toronto Police Holdup Squad characterized the robberies as escalating in violence. Police believe they have seized the firearm used at Thistletown CI, as well as at several prior robberies. teens charged The four teens charged in connection with the Thistletown CI robberies are: w Yonis Hashi, 19, of Brampton, who is charged with: conspiracy to commit indictable offence; two counts of robbery; five counts of disguise with intent; eight counts of robbery while armed with a firearm; three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm; three counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; failure to comply with probation; three counts of using

a firearm to commit indictable offence; possession of property obtained by crime; and two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition. He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday. w Mohamed Ali-Mudei, 18, of Toronto, who is charged with: conspiracy to commit indictable offence; seven counts of robbery while armed with firearm; discharge firearm endanger life; five counts of disguise with intent; three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm; three counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; three counts of using a firearm to commit indictable offence; robbery; two counts of possession of property obtained by crime; and two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition. w Djama Riyaleh, 18, of Toronto, who is charged with: conspiracy to commit indictable offence; 10 counts of robbery while armed with firearm; five counts of disguise

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w Jazzercise Lite for Seniors WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave.CONTACT: Navina/ Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner. navina@gmail.com COST: $15/for nine weeks Stay healthy and active while protecting your joints with this low-impact exercise, followed by a healthy ‘happy hour’ with fruits and snacks every Friday morning. FHCC membership is required at $25/year.

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WHEN: 10:30 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210, ggrochot@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Stories, songs and tickling rhymes for children 19 to 35 months and their caregivers. Register in person or by phone. Takes place every Friday morning.

w Friday Afternoon Euchre 55+ WHEN: 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $1.50 per day Every Monday and Friday, seniors gather to socialize or take part in recreational programs. Member-

Chronic Pain Management Workshop WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: LAMP Community Health Centre, 185 Fifth St. CONTACT: 416-979-7228, ext. 3657, www.arthritis.ca, COST: Free The Arthritis Society hosts a chronic pain management workshop. Improve your understanding of chronic pain management, introduce different coping methods and take an active role in your pain management. Call to register.

Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www.etobicokeguardian.com. Read weeks of listings from your Etobicoke neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto. ship to the Islington Seniors’ Centre is required to participate in this program at $20 per year.

w Cribbage 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 non-members Peg away the afternoon at Franklin Horner Community Centre every Friday. w Friday Night Fish and Chips and Karaoke WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: 416-231-2021

COST: $7.50 for dinner Fish and chip dinner served from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by karaoke and dancing until midnight. Non-members welcomed.

w Chess in the Library

WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Eunice Rodrigues, 416-394-5210, erodrigues@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Experienced chess player or beginner? Come and have fun learning the game or playing with like-minded players every Saturday.

w Bid Euchre WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416-252-6822,

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w Laughter Yoga WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Peggy Ho, 416-3945270 COST: Free Find out the physical, emotional and social benefits of laughter exercises and yoga breathing, and how they can transform your life. Takes place Mondays. Pre-registration required. w Chair Yoga for Older Adults

WHEN: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/ Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner. navina@gmail.com COST: $15 with FHCC membership This nine-week session of chair yoga is perfect for beginners or those concerned with balance issues. Each class is followed by a wellness seminar featuring a delicious cuisine. Runs every Monday.

w The Alpha Course WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Rehoboth Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 800 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Pat de Bruyn, 416749-3784, rfcrcalpha@gmail.com COST: Free Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. Each session starts with a free meal, followed by a video

and small group discussion.

w Phoenix Toronto Toastmasters WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall CONTACT: Mark Bertrand, www. phoenixtoronto.toastmastersclubs. org/, vpm-4196@toastmastersclubs. org COST: Free The club has helped many people improve their presentation skills, ability to think on their feet, and run an effective meeting. Meets every Tuesday. w Knitting, Quilting, Sewing & Crocheting 55+ WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-2313431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: Free This weekly Wednesday group creates a variety of items for the centre’s craft sales. w Computers - Level 2 ‘The Internet & E-mail’ 55+ WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $30/6 weeks This course on Wednesdays includes using Internet Explorer, site names, IP addresses, choosing an internet provider and search engines. Learn email basics of sending and recieving mail, using address books and sending attachements Pre-requisite: Level 1. Space is limited.


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RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com At its regular monthly board meeting recently the TTC unveiled new-look bus stop poles and maps for its bus shelters. While the physical poles will not be replaced, the new decals will give the objects a more consistent look as well as improved stop information, said Chris Upfold the TTC’s head of customer service, during a presentation to the board. The new designs which will be on display on a trial basis along the 94 Wellesley bus route beginning at the end of this week. The three types of poles presented employ colour-coded numbers for every route the stop serves. For example, regular routes are displayed within a black background. There are also special badges indicating if the route has any unique characteristics such as late night or express service. In addition, the newly designed poles display Next Bus arrival information for

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riders making use of the realtime vehicle prediction service. The designs also include the TTC logo which is not always identified on the estimated 3,000 stop poles currently in use. Following the meeting, Upfold said the decision to keep the existing infrastructure was made to help reduce the cost of the rebranding and to preserve the iconic look of the round “barrel-topped” poles, which suffered more from consistency than anything else. “They’re unique and by keeping them we can save

some money,” said Upfold. The chief failing of the current poles according to surveyed riders is they don’t display what route the stop serves, said Upfold. Unlike current shelter maps, which contain the entire TTC system on one map, the new maps are customized to present information pertaining to local destinations with less links to the transit system as a whole.

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Toronto pedestrians being urged to Do the Bright Thing RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Toronto police and GO Transit have launched a safety campaign encouraging pedestrians to wear bright clothing in an effort to reduce collisions with motorists. Po l i c e s p o k e s p e r s o n Const. Hugh Smith said he and his team distributed brochures and reflective key tags to approximately 4,000 GO Transit commuters as part of the Do the Bright Thing awareness campaign which launched last Monday at Union Station. The one-week campaign encouraged pedestrians to wear bright or reflective

clothing to increase their visibility in busy traffic areas. According to Smith, a fouryear veteran of the police traffic services department, 100 people die annually in the province due to collisions with motorists – 25 per cent of them in Toronto. accidents preventable He believes the vast majority of such accidents are preventable if pedestrians are more visible to cars and refrain from distractions in heavy traffic areas. “We don’t want to be told we’re doing something wrong,” said Smith late Monday morning from Union Station. “But from

my side of it we get a lot of pedestrians who don’t adhere to the rules. So we’re just saying to be alert, be aware and be responsible for your movement.” He said the campaign is directed at pedestrians and motorists alike and people should not feel they are being unfairly blamed for accidents involving cars – six to seven of which are reported daily in Toronto, according to Smith. “We carry out ongoing enforcement and there’s never a time we stop doing education and awareness,” he said.

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