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Ravencrest residents rally behind one of their own Garage sale raises $6K to buy an adapted tricycle for Francesco Pisani who suffers from cerebral palsy CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Little Francesco Pisani will soon be cruising around his neighbour hood on Ravenscrest Drive in a new, $4,000 adapted tricycle thanks to the generosity of those on his street. Over the weekend, Francesco’s neighbours banded together to host a Ne i g h b o u r s He l p i n g Neighbours garage sale, barbecue and bake sale to help raise the funds necessary to buy the five-year-old – who suffers from cerebral palsy and autism – a modified bike to help keep him active. eight-hour street sale By the time Saturday’s eight-hour, street-wide sale ended at 4 p.m., nearly $6,000 had been raised, said Angela Pisani, Francesco’s mom. “In total, we raised about $5,595, which was so amazing,” she said. “It was just beautiful. We are very lucky to live in a community that is so kind and giving.” Confined to a wheelchair or a wagon for his daily walks with his mom, Francesco had his first ride on an adapted

tricycle at Seneca School – an Etobicoke school for children with developmental challenges, where he’s currently attending senior kindergarten. When Pisani saw how much he enjoyed riding in the tricycle around the halls at school, she inquired with Francesco’s therapist about getting one at home, as well. Then she found out the cost of such a bike – and the fact that they aren’t covered. Instead, Pisani went to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to rent out a tricycle for Francesco. “We rented a tricycle for two weeks to try it out and see if Francesco would like it. One day I was out with Francesco on our street and our neighbours started commenting on his ‘new bike,’” Pisani said. “When I explained that it was just out on loan, one of the neighbours came up with the idea to hold a garage sale on the street to raise the money to buy one.” The rest, as they say, is history. The modified tricycle will allow Pisani to push Francesco from behind, moving the pedals and

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A group of residents living on Ravencrest Drive got together on Saturday to host a garage sale and barbecue to benefit young Francesco Pisani, who has cerebral palsy and autism. The street sale raised close to $6,000, which will go towards the purchase of an adapted tricycle to help work out his legs. Francesco is seen here with mom Angela Pisani (right) and some of the neighbours.

keeping Francesco’s legs and knees moving, despite the fact that he’s not able

to propel the trike forward himself. “He’s always sitting oth-

erwise, so this will keep his legs and his joints moving, which is important for him,”

Pisani said. “Francesco loves being outside, so it’ll be great to get him out on a bike this summer.” With close to $6,000 raised at last weekend’s garage sale event, Pisani said there’s now more than enough money to buy the new adapted tricycle with all of the attachments and modifications Francesco will need. The leftover funds will be directed to help offset the cost of his costly, twice weekly physical therapy sessions. None of it would have been possible, Pisani said, were it not for the kindness and generosity of friends, family, neighbours – and even strangers. “I want to thank everyone who helped us from the bottom of my heart. I feel so humbled and happy,” she said. “We even had a gentleman I’d never met before come to our door Monday night at around dinner time. His name was Mike. First he asked me if I was Francesco’s mother, then he handed me $100 and said ‘every child needs a bike.’ I was so touched.”

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Engaging youth through arts at LAMP TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com Some 400 south and central Etobicoke youth will soon engage in free urban arts and multicultural experiences. Recently, LAMP Community Health Centre received a nearly $213,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to fund a project called Urban Arts and Multicultural Collective for the next three years. An expansion of LAMP’s children and youth programming, the project is intended to broaden youths’ knowledge and understanding of diversity, inclusiveness and cultural awareness. “Participants will learn to create, celebrate, lead, perform and experience other cultures,” Jasmin Dooh, LAMP’s health promoter said, noting 800

free sessions will be offered. “Exposure to other cultures through food and art will foster community pride, heritage and advance the understanding of ethnic traditions.” African drumming, Bollywood dance, vocal coaching, steel pan sessions, a mural project, photography, media literacy, fashion design, art and poetry are among the planned activities. consulting youth LAMP staff are consulting youth ages 10 to 19 for feedback on what activities most appeal to them, and are taking a leadership role in programming, Dooh said. Participants are expected to develop skills in project planning, communication and leadership in organizing

an art or performance-based show. Trillium funding also strengthens three existing LAMP youth programs: Street Level, South Etobicoke Youth Assembly (SEYA) and Rathburn Area Youth (RAY) Project. Street Level is a drop-in centre for south Etobicoke for 10 to 13-year-olds and teens 14 to 19 to help youth make healthy lifestyle choices through life skill development workshops, physical recreation activities, volunteer and leadership opportunities and a positive social support network. SEYA is a youth-led, youth-run group that organizes events to showcase youth talent and creativity, including the annual Ruckus Fashion and Talent Showcase, and hosts workshops on lead-

ership skills development, teamwork, youth issues and offers experiential learning opportunities. The RAY centre for youth 13 to 24 in The East Mall, The West Mall and Capri neighbourhoods of central Etobicoke focuses on youth employment, leadership, education and information and support to help youth make healthy life choices. Funding for youth programs is rare and welcome, LAMP executive director Russ Ford said. “Nobody gives core funding for youth. There is core funding for kids, for seniors, but not for youth. It’s all project-basis funding,” he said. “It’s a grant here, a grant there. This grant will get us away from that for awhile.” Sports is not the only way

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Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Cynthia Good (left) and Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten present a foundation plaque to LAMP Community Health Centre executive director Russ Ford. LAMP recently received a $212,800 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to fund its Urban Arts and Multicultural Collective youth project for three years.

to engage youth, Ford said of LAMP’s youth programs: “Not every youth wants to play basketball. Arts and culture is very important in our society. It’s about giving people the opportunity to express themselves.” Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten agreed.

“I am confident that LAMP will provide a safe and supportive environment dedicated to the arts that welcomes and actively encourages our local youth,” Broten said in a statement.

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n little over a week, Toronto council will finally get a chance to make the call on a casino in the city’s downtown. It’s a good bet, so to speak, that council won’t be voting yes to a casino in the core of the city. Opposition on the council floor and on the ground is not unanimous, but decisive, and it seems unlikely that the provincial government will sweeten the pot of Toronto’s hosting fee to sway enough to make a difference. And so, no casino, at least not downtown. The debate, once that final vote happens, will be over. Or will it? boost tourism It may be true that Toronto doesn’t need or want a casino — but that’s not to say Toronto doesn’t need, or really want, more infrastructure to promote

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tourism and jobs and investments. Currently, the city’s core is developing very effectively as a mass of new, shall-we-say efficient housing in the form of tall condominium towers filled with very tiny apartments. In the midst of those, Toronto does have assets: museums and galleries and sports venues and even a certain amount of convention space. But if the city wants to encourage visitors beyond the parents of 20-something condo dwellers in Liberty Village, it’s got to do something. Once the casino is out of the way, it would behoove our leadership to start thinking about that. As city manager Joe Pennachetti noted in his

report outlining the benefits of a casino, Toronto needs more convention and trade show space near the downtown if it’s to be competitive with other destinations. A casino, Pennachetti said, would be an easy way to kick-start that development. redevelop downtown That sounds like a mission statement. Council should, if they reject that casino plan, start looking at other ways to redevelop downtown properties in such a way as to draw visitors. Building a giant new convention centre with nothing but property tax and municipal debt might not be a good idea. But finding ways to create incentives for that sort of development would be a good use of, say, the city’s economic development committee’s time.

Toronto could look at how well it promotes its existing convention space — which is considerable — and see if there’s a way to maximize it. It could look at its public spaces, and see if there’s anything that can be done to improve them beyond making them welcoming — and making them mesmerizing. In the past, Toronto’s done well for tourism fueled by a relatively open border, a low Canadian dollar and a thriving theatre scene. The dollar’s too high, and border crossing is a pain, and the theatre scene isn’t what it used to be. A casino wouldn’t, by itself, have made up for all that. A concerted, positive effort based on consensus, investment and genuine civic pride, though... that might be just the thing.

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To the editor: The city planning office has recommended that the city approve, without changes, First Capital Realty’s (FCR) third design for Humbertown plaza. Over the past year, the planning office has received over 2,000 comments from residents. There were record turnouts of 1,500 residents to public meetings during the fall, where they voiced their disapproval for a development that was too dense, too tall and too big. Yet, the city planning office has recommended this approval to a development that has been squashed and spread, reducing public space, without significantly reducing density. And they have done it without allowing the community to have sufficient input or voice their concerns. A resolution passed by the Etobicoke York Community

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CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com How does Etobicoke’s Humber Valley Village neighbourhood define community engagement? When it comes to the fight for the “heart” of their community – Humbertown Plaza – what that term has translated into over the past two years has been: a “Save Humbertown” lawn sign campaign that has reached 2,350 households; two overflowing community meetings that drew more than 1,500 residents late last year; tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket spent towards an alternative design for the site; a flier campaign set to reach more than 7,000 households in the coming days; and more than 100 volunteers who have mobilized to make it all happen. “There is a very strong feeling of ownership and attachment to this neighbourhood by the people that live in it, and people have participated on various levels,” said Niels Christensen, president of the Humber Valley Village Residents Association (HVVRA). “From coming out to the community meetings last year at Martingrove Collegiate, where we had 1,500 people attend two meetings – which, I was told by people more knowledgeable than I am, was an unprecedented turnout for a community – to helping us put up lawn signs, deliver fliers, fundraise, and organize meetings. The support has been overwhelming.” That “unprecedented” groundswell of support – which has necessitated the relocation of next month’s statutory public meeting on the Humbertown issue to a 3,200-seat venue to accommodate its many supporters – has come as little surprise to Gloria Lindsay Luby, who characterized Humber Valley Village residents as “very intelligent, very engaged and very knowledgeable”. Back in 1988 when the longtime Etobicoke Centre councillor was still a newbie on the old City of Etobicoke council, she witnessed firsthand the

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w TIMELINE w Jan. 26, 2012

First Capital Realty submits its first Humbertown application to the city

w May 15, 2012

EYCC passed a motion calling for a “comprehensive”

review of the First Capital’s Humbertown application by an already-formed working group consisting of First Capital, city planners, and representatives from six area resident associations.

w Sept. 6, 2012

First Capital submitted a revised and somewhat down-

sized Humbertown application to the city.

w Sept. 11, 2012

A community consultation meeting about the Humbertown redevelopment at Martingrove Collegiate draws close to 1,000 people – 300 of whom are turned away due to overcrowding.

backlash of opposition to a proposal to add just a second storey to a mere portion of the Humbertown Plaza site. “It was like the end of the world,” she recalled laughing. So she knew what was coming when word of First Capital Realty’s original proposal to build five 11- to 21-storey residential towers on the Humbertown site at 270 The Kingsway first came to light nearly two years ago. “This is much, much bigger – it’s too big, too dense, too tall. This proposal offers too many challenges to say that it’s going to be great for the community,” she said.

I have no idea how long the meeting is going to go, but given this community, I suggest you bring your sleeping bag. – Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby

Now revised and downsized, the current First Capital Realty proposal – which was put forth to the city in December – has seen the number of residential towers scaled back to three, and their heights reduced to 12, 10 and eight storeys, First Capital’s VP of Development Jodi Shpigel told The Guardian in an interview last month. Those “significant” revisions, Shpigel added, came about in part due to resident feedback received over the course of several community, working group and city staff meetings the company has participated in over the last year. But it’s still not enough of a compromise, argues the 1,200member strong HVVRA. Back in February, Christensen unveiled HVVRA members the association’s alternate design plans for Humbertown’s redevelopment, which were drawn up with the help of Weiss Architecture and Urbanism

A second community consultation meeting is held Oct. 18 for those turned away from the first meeting.

w Nov. 3, 2012

HVVRA hosts two vision meetings to discuss its alternate design plans. The HVVRA then submits its communityapproved, principles-based

and funded by the association. The design limits heights in the development to six storeys in keeping with the city’s guidelines for midrise buildings along avenues, features five buildings, and incorporates residential condominiums and townhouses on the 10-acre site. The HVVRA and its supporters are hoping to make councillors aware of that alternate design on May 14 at a special statutory public meeting of Etobicoke York Community Council, which has been relocated to Church on the Queensway – a venue with seating for 3,200 people and parking for 600 cars – in order to accommodate what is expected to be a yet another unprecedented turnout of Humbertown supporters. In a flier set to be delivered to more than 7,000 households, the HVVRA is urging everyone in the neighbourhood and beyond to come out to the meeting at 3 p.m. on May 14 to have their voice heard before councillors vote on the issue. “It is critical that YOU attend this important meeting to let councillors know that this is NOT the kind of design that we want for Humbertown,” the flier reads. That sentiment was echoed by Christensen this week: “I can’t stress enough the importance of this meeting. This is the last opportunity for this neighbourhood to speak to the decision makers, the elected officials who represent us in this matter, and it’s absolutely vital that people come to this meeting.” Lindsay Luby, meanwhile, said she’s confident Humber Valley Village residents will come out in droves to protect the character of their community. “The people who live in Humber Valley love their community,” she said, noting that she’s certain that many and more of those residents will come out to depute at May 14 meeting. “I have no idea how long the meeting is going to go, but given this community, I suggest you bring your sleeping bag.”

vision to the city on Nov. 20.

the public.

w Dec. 18, 2012

EYCC statutory public meeting and council vote at Church on the Queensway at 3 p.m.

First Capital submits its third and final revised application to the city.

w April 30, 2013

City Planning’s written report is scheduled to be released to

w May 14, 2013

w June 11, 2013

Toronto council is scheduled to make a final vote on the Humbertown application.

Council on May 15, 2012, required that potential alternative development concepts be considered that may provide a more compatible relationship between the development and the surrounding communities. Given this direction, the Humber Valley Village Re s i d e n t s A s s o c i a t i o n (HVVRA) commissioned a reasonable, rational alternative design for a better Humbertown. Rather than engaging in a dialogue with

HVVRA about our design, FCR has refused to meet with us. This is a mockery of an enormous community effort to find a better, socially responsible solution together. All of HVVRA’s design principles are opportunities. The opportunity to find a compromise solution that is appropriate for both the developer and the community is a Humber Valley Village dream. It is shameful that these initiatives were ignored by FCR and dismissed by city planning. A retail peer review by a panel of 12 respected architectural firms stated, The opportunity remains to create a unique, high-quality development, but the current design (FCR’s) does not fully capture this opportunity; changes are needed to achieve this. How then did the FCR plan get approved without changes? Are we not aiming for excellence?

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Etobicoke York Community Council will vote on the FCR redevelopment proposal for Humbertown on May 14 and we are urging all of our residents and surrounding neighbourhoods to show up and ask our elected officials to reject the FCR proposal. The meeting takes place at The Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway. Time: 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. until the last person has had a chance to speak. Residents are reminded that if you wish to speak at the meeting, you must register to speak by contacting the City Clerk: etcc@toronto.ca Subject line – Humbertown or call 416-394-8101. Please plan to attend and show your support. Niels Christensen President Humber Valley Village Residents Association

mass transit: reader To the editor: Re: ‘The perils of Toronto not articulating its transit vision will have ripple effects’ Beyond the Headlines, April 30. Columnist David Soknacki has just confirmed my position on transit. He points out, correctly in my opinion, that in Scarborough and Etobicoke “almost 60 per cent of residents use their car as their primary means of transportation.” The inference is they have no intention of using mass transit even if available. Frankly, they know there is no way transit can be designed to take them where they want to go in a reasonable time. Downtown is already well serviced. That could

be improved by the “Downtown Relief Line” that if extended north at both ends would actually serve both suburbs fairly well. Why should people in either place pay for transit that one won’t use and the other doesn’t need. The improvement on Bloor Street from Avenue Road to Jane street by fixing the traffic signals could be spread across the whole city for a fraction of the cost of Metrolinx and would have more impact on actual travel times. David Vallance

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Top scoring P.K. Subban named as Norris finalist Rexdale’s P.K. Subban was the National Hockey League’s top scoring defenceman over the regular season, and now he has a chance to be named its best. The Montreal Canadiens defender was named this week by the NHL as one of three nominees for the James Norris Memorial Trophy for best defenceman. As noted last week in this publication, Subban’s 38

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Mimico Jr. B lacrosse hosts 21st home opener Saturday followed by dance at Mimico Arena The Mimico Mountaineers junior B team host its home opener this Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m., at Mimico Arena in south Etobicoke against neighbourhing archrival Mississauga Tomahawks. As usual, the 21st edition of the annual traditional home

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Retired Canadian heavyweight boxing champ George Chuvalo shakes hands with Grade 8 student Nathaniel Bennett at Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic School on Wednesday, as part of his campaign to "Fight Against Drugs."

We knew we were loved.” Today, Chuvalo is remarried to Joanne. His surviving son, Mitchell, is a high school teacher in downtown Toronto. His daughter, Vanessa, works in hotel management in Newmarket, Ont. After his sons’ deaths, Chuvalo made a connection between their unhappiness and drug addiction and their lack of education. Jesse died before he got to college. Georgie Lee didn’t do well in school and dropped out, as did Steven, although he got his high school education behind bars and was six months from graduating with a BA from Queens University when he died. “What happened to my family was my boys taking drugs, making the wrong decision at the most important time in their lives,” Chuvalo told students. Becoming drug addicted can follow behaviour as simple as smoking cigarettes, he warned. “I’ve been to dozens of young offender prisons. Almost every young person behind bars smoked cigarettes. It’s easy to go from cigarettes to alcohol then to buying a joint then taking pills, then heroin and cocaine.” The former heavyweight champ preaches healthy mind, healthy body, healthy life. “It’s about respecting yourself, your intelligence, your body, your life, your future, your future children,” he told

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BASEMENT FLOODS ARE ON THE RISE. DON’T LET YOUR BASEMENT BE NEXT. Together we can stop heavy rainfall, melting snow and runoff from ending up in your basement. At the City, we’re doing our part by continually updating and maintaining Toronto’s complex underground pipes, sewers p and catch basins. Now it’s your turn. Here are ar some tips to help you flood-proof your home.

S ta rt t o f i n i s h : Wo o d b i n e S h o p p i n g Centre held its annual baby races on Saturday. Toddlers crawled to the finish line on mats for prizes. From top, Riya gets off to a good start; Above left, Riya decides to make a pit stop for baby fuel; Above right, Riya takes a little tumble; But, at right, Riya still makes it to the finish line in first place.

Fix cracks in your foundation.

Ensure the ground slopes away from your house.

Clear debris from eavestroughs and downspouts.

Install a sump pump to remove excess water.

Install a backwater valve to prevent water and sewage from backing up.

Divert your downspouts away from the foundation.

Staff photos/IAN KELSO

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Email us at etg@insidetoronto.com with the details of the upcoming event including when and where it’s taking place as well as contact information to follow up.

For more information on flood-proofing your home, go to toronto.ca/water

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pedal power training run: Hundreds of cyclists donned their cycling gear for a training event leading up to next month’s Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, which takes place June 8 and 9. The riders had a choice of two practice courses, including this one, which left Sherway Gardens for the shorter, 40 kilometre trek. For more information on the ride, visit the website at www.conquercancer.ca Staff photos/IAN KELSO

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A funny thing happens when you tell kids they matter. They believe you. An alarming 40,000 kids drop out of high school every year. Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada are committed to changing that. They provide a safe and supportive place where kids can develop confidence and life skills. They offer programs like Rogers Raising the Grade to help kids with their studies. The Club is a place where kids can drop in, so they’re less likely to drop out. TM

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sually it doesn’t make sense to reward a faltering business with more investment. Business types advise everyone steer clear of an idea after it has already failed, never mind twice in the same market. When applied to the challenges facing Toronto’s troubled Bixi bike rental program, these recommendations seem obvious. From 2001 to 2006 Toronto hosted North America’s most popular bike sharing program, only to face financial ruin due to high costs, limits in the amounts the business

could charge, and insufficient grants. Two years ago the city entered into a 10-year agreement to loan up to $4.8 million to provide a bicycle rental program in Toronto. Already the program is in financial trouble. Should the city decide to stop the red ink, we stand to recover less than $1 million of public funds. Put another way, the potential loss is equivalent of giving away to each of the program’s subscribers an $850 bike. Recognizing that the mayor’s executive committee will be unreceptive to giving bike sharing a third try, the chair of the

david soknacki beyond the headlines TTC proposes to ask TTC staff “to explore how it could be a complement to the TTC.” If the issue boils down to finance, then TTC’s conclusion ought to be obvious. But, we need to consider that in every other one of the 375 bikesharing programs around the globe public subsidy is required. If Toronto wants to have a bike-sharing program, a realistic analysis must conclude that our program will need subsidy

Community Notices

EMIL KOPER Monday, May 6, 2013 St. Teresa’s Catholic Church ELEANOR PLESCHE Monday, May 6, 2013 Chapel LOUIS CAVALARIS JR. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic Church

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from taxpayers as well. In return for public funds, there are quantifiable benefits in a reduction of congestion, a means to connect transit users to their closest transit stop, and to speed up short trips. Thanks to well-documented studies of both successes and failures worldwide, we know what can be done to maximize bike usage, and how to minimize public subsidy. In order to achieve these benefits, Torontonians need to recognize that bike-sharing is most effective in the downtown core, or in other very dense areas, such as on Yonge Street

between Sheppard and Finch. It is not a program that works well in much of the suburbs, mainly because users want to drop their bikes off at convenient stations. In London and Paris, these are 300 metres apart at most, In one city in China the distance is about 100 metres. On the other hand Toronto has just 80 stations citywide. As a result, we have the choice of making an impact in a concentrated area, or suffering low usage rates. In many ways the constraint of starting small and concentrated serves so many purposes. Even with the huge amount of experience, uncertainty FUTURE SHOP CORRECTION NOTICE and obstacles NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE FUTURE SHOP MAY 3 remain. For example, CORPORATE FLYER We regret to inform customers that select inventory we know that of this product: Nikon Wireless Mobile Adapter (WU-1a, WebID: 10212694), advertised on the May 3 flyer, page 3, may not be compatible with select models London’s transit (such as D3200, D5200, D7100). Customers can take rainchecks for the effective organization inteflyer period until the correct/compatible adapters arrive in-store. Please see Product Expert for details and/or alternative options. grates their bikeWe sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers. sharing program

with their facilities, and allows payment on their transit card, but we do not know if that model can be applied to Toronto. There are similarities and differences between our needs and objectives, other models, and how well others’ experience applies to our situation. In short, it is disappointing, but perhaps not surprising, that Toronto’s latest bike-sharing venture is in financial trouble. To repeat the mistakes of the past, by simply expanding the existing program will almost guarantee failure and annoyance from the public. On the other hand, the opportunity of the present to review Toronto’s experience, then to focus on what works, will give bike-sharing a realistic and viable future. David Soknacki is a former City of Toronto councillor and budget chief. Contact him at www.soknacki.com

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The Sovereign – Three Bedroom Suite

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Sunnylea Spectacular 3 Woodway Trail

Broker

Waterfront Living at Nevis. Over 900sq feet to enjoy in this SW facing 2bedroom and 2Bath with balcony. Parking & Locker included. Panoramic view from 3000 foot rooftop terrace with BBQ, 24hr Concierge, cycle, walk, run along the board walk. Airport and Downtown only minutes away.

$335,000

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416 722-7686

Royal LePage R.E.S. Ltd., Brokerage

Independently Owned and Operated

Prime Etobicoke Backsplit • Open House Sat/Sun 1-4 PM

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Sylvia Demeter

Helen Clement Sales Representative

Lot Size: 70’ X 108’ 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths Oasis in the Heart of Sunnylea Call me today to view.

$899,000

416-708-0782 416-236-1871 Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

John Pankiw

George Varkonyi

HAROLD BRADSHAW

Spacious, bright, renovated 4-level backsplit family home with 4 bedrooms, 2 complete baths, main floor family room with walk-out to mature private yard. Huge modern kitchen with granite countertops, gas range, built-in SS appliances, centre island and classic finishes. Lower level rec. room offers a cosy retreat for entertainment and family gatherings. Loads of upgrades and extras! Come to the open house this weekend at 35 Wareside Road.

$688,000

Sales Representative

416-232-9000

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Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

$959,000

Independently Owned and Operated

BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM CONDO

Near TTC. Easy access to shopping,schools,hospitals, major highways. $139,000

Joshua Damdar Sales Representative

OFF: DIR:

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288 Mill Rd F16

Waterford Terrace Condo

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73 Leland Ave. Execeptional Springbrook Gardens! Spacious 2 Storey, 4 Bdrm Home On 55 Ft Wide Lot. Very Rare Offering On Premium Street In Most Highly Sought After Neighbourhood. Large Principal Rms, Bright Kitchen With Breakfast Area, Main Floor Family Rm With W/O To Large Fenced Yard, Master With 4 Pc Ensuite Plus Another 4 Pc On Second Floor. Walking Distance To Schools, Shopping, TTC & The Kingsway Restaurants. Huge Rec Room With High Ceilings. New Roof 2012, Approx 5 Year New Furnace. This Home Has Tremendous Potential! By Appointment Only.

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4 PM

Leslie Benczik Approx. 900 S.F. w/2 Bdrms & Full Bath, Open Kitchen 416-597-0077 w/ Breakfast Bar & Pantry. Juliette Balcony. in Liv/Din. Master www.MyTorontoCondo.ca w/ Walk-out to Balcony & Double Closet. Plush Broadloom. Laundry Ensuite. Parking & Locker. Immaculate Condition! Fabulous Location, Walk to Lake, Shops, Transit & More!

$269,900

The search for your dream home ends here.

Cathy Graham

Jake Pedler

416-236-1241

905-278-3500

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Broker

Meticulously Maintained, 3Bdrm, 2Storey Condo In Prestigious ‘The Masters’. Large Balcony W/Superb West View Of Golf Course & Etobicoke Creek. Updated Kit, Refinished Parquet Floors(2012)New Countertops & Bosch Dishwasher(2012) Freshly Painted, Newer Ceramic Floor In Kit, Large Foyer W/Mirrored Closet, 2 Ensuite Storage Areas, Tandem Parking For 2 Cars. Pride Of Ownership! Close To Hwys, Schools, Airport & TTC.

$419,000

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Re/Max Professionals Inc., Brokerage

Independently Owned and Operated

3 brdm, 3 bthrm, on a quiet child friendly street in South Etobicoke. Large eat in kitchen, open concept living area, private backyard to large custom built deck. Master bedroom ensuite, newer roof and close access to GO, major highways, lake, parks. www.64thirty-secondstreet.com

$579,900

REMAX REALTY ENTERPRISES INC., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated


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270 The Kingsway, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M9A 3T7

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416 620-0070

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ELEGANT RIVERHEAD DRIVE HOME

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Great Caledon Location, On Heart Lake Road, Between Beechgrove And Charleston. Front 35 Acres Clear Land, Rear 15 Acres Rolling Hills, Ponds, Stream, Mixed Forest. Clear Land Is Being Farmed. Designated Residential For Executive Home, Hobby Farm/Nursery, Horticultural, Home Occupation Etc. Close To Devils Pulpit Golf Course Shopping, Schools, Firehall. Do Not Walk Property. Call Lb For Appt. Minutes To Orangeville And Headwaters Hospital. Incredible 1013 x 2229 ft lot!!!

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Only $385,000 JUST LISTED! Why Rent When You Can Own??!! Tastefully-updated2bdrm starter with sparkling new 4-pce bthrm-2013, dazzling new bright-white kitchen-2012, oh-so-pretty decor, walkout to deck/ private garden. Steps to ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE Humber College, Lake, Parks, TTC/GO! 55 Elder Ave & AFFORDABLE!

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Beautiful Custom home in Allanbooke Gardens! Loaded with upgrades! Visit http://www.11loyalist.com/ for pictures, floor plans and more information!

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$919,000 Looking for a million dollar address? Don’t miss out on this superb opportunity in Islington Heights to live on a fabulous street among custom built executive $2M+ homes. Build new on this 65 X 120 ft lot or renovate the existing bungalow. Hardwood floors in principle rooms & bedrooms, updated kitchen with walk-out to yard, updated bath. Walk to Rosethorn PS, St Gregory School. Close to Islington G & CC.

JOHN & LIZ STEVENSON

11 LOYALIST ROAD

Richmond Gardens! Stunning, Raised Bung. With Double Car Garage! Reno’d Through-Out! Beautiful Hardwood Flrs! Eat-In Kitchen With W/O To Large Concrete Deck, Lower Level Also Has W/O! Too Many Features To Mention!

$579,000 Welcome to this rare four bedroom bungalow located on one of the best streets in desirable West Deane Park, across from a ravine and parkland. Updated windows and hardwood floors on main level. Large recreation room and extra large bedroom with ensuite on lower level offer huge renovation potential. Large sunny fenced yard. Close to excellent schools, transit and shopping, this property has it all.

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110 RIVERHEAD DR. An absolutely beautifulthreebedroom,2bathbungalow situated on sought-after Riverhead Drive fully renovated and updated. Hardwood and ceramic throughout main, featuring large principal rooms enhanced by crown moulding and brick fireplace. Fully finished basement with large family room, large bedroom, three piece bath, and separate laundry and furnace areas. Attached garage. Lovely professionally landscaped 50 x 120 lot. Steps to ravine and walking path, schools, shops, and highways. For further information contact Patricia direct at 416-294-9016 or go to www.patriciabrewitt.com

REMAX Professionals Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

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NICE CONDO NEAR ROCKWOOD MALL!

Only $229,000 JUST LISTED! Big, bright, spotless unit in an established mid-rise condo. Well-managed,cleanbuilding on a quiet court. 1200 sq ft, 2-bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking, 1 locker. Steps to Rockwood Mall. Short bus ride to Square One! 1500 Grazia Court, Suite 1008

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40 Baskerville Cres. Meticulously maintained & updated. Gracious principal rooms, 3+1 bdrms, 2 reno’d baths, updated kit. with W/O to deck & back yard. Many upgrades. Attached garage. Steps to all amenities. www.40baskerville.com

37 Rayside Dr. 3-bdrm bungalow on fantastic familyfriendly street in mature neighbourhood. Large bright principal rms, open living/dining, hardwood flrs, eat-in kit. Partially finished bsmt. with side entrance, high ceilings, large rec. room, 4-car private drive, west-facing back yard. Close to all amenities. www.37rayside.com

JUST LISTED!

Only$2,000/mo+utilities Splendidly spacious, reno’d 3-bedroom with lots of closets. Trendy new kitch. Updated 4-pc bthrm. Open concept mn floor with powder rm & walkout to deck. Landscaped gardens, garden shed. Long Private drive. 44 Struthers St

Only $599,000 A simply enchantinghome!Delightfully decorated & lovingly updated with stunning renovated bathroom, gorgeous kitchen & sunny family room. 3+1 bdrms, 2 wshrms, parking for 3, dble garage. Steps to the lake, parks, waterfront AT HOME BY THE LAKE! trail & Humber College! 67-5th Street

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Incredible Royal York/Edenbridge 5bdrm 2 storey at beautifully landscaped 100’ x 210’ ravine lot. Resort-like terraced back garden, waterfall pond, gazebo and in-ground pool. Gorgeous 2 storey foyer, fabulous gourmet kitchen, main floor billiard room w/English style bar, Stunning 2 storey family rm with huge custom library wall and ladder rail. Spacious large lower level rec. rm with w/o absolutely a must see $2,599,900!!

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FABULOUS 3BDRM BUNGALOW!!

Premium 83’ x 150’ lot, high demand Bayview and 16th Ave location. Meticulously well maintained, updated kitchen, large combined living & dining rm, gleaming hardwood floors thru-out, main flr Den, separate entrance to huge finished basement. Fantastic opportunity to buy in one of Richmond Hill’s most prestigious area for 998,900!!

DOWNSVIEW 5BDRM 3 STOREY!!

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 $819,000!!

Huge Oakdale Village home, across from park & play ground, approx. 4530 sq ft, high ceilings, large fenced pie shaped lot, gleaming ceramic & hardwood flrs, family size kitchen, granite countertops, Spacious open concept living & dining rm, fabulous family rm w/fireplace, 5wshrms, double garage & drive plus many extras for $799,900!!

ISLINGTON/ LANGSTAFF 276’ FRONTAGE!! Detached bungalow on approx. 1 acre lot, backing onto the Humber River, fabulous opportunity, Unique property, great location, close to all conveniences, super value for only $699,900!!

Located in sought after Cooksville (Port Credit) area. Open concept living and dining room, walk out to large balcony, finished walkout basement, 2nd kitchen. Ideal for entertaining or In-law suite, situated on premium 140ft deep lot, double garage, only $639,900!!

QUIET COURT!! High demand location on a 148’ deep lot, detached 3+1 bedroom bungalow in Woodbridge, Modern kitchen, new windows, updated roof, garage access door, separate side entrance to finished basement ideal for entertaining or possible In-law suite. Fabulous nieghbourhood only $599,900!!

Detached 4+2 bdrm executive 2 storey gem, premium pie shaped lot, thousands spent on upgrades, circular stairs, new windows, large deck, separate entrance to gorgeous finished basement with second kitchen, ideal for entertaining or an in-law suite, must be seen for only $599,900!!

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Situated on a premium 50ft, detached brick and stone 3+2 bedroom updated bungalow. Bright, sunlit, open concept living and dining room, gleaming hardwood floors. Gorgeous custom renovated bathroom with soaker tub and glass shower. Modern kitchen with breakfast bar, walkout to huge deck overlooking backyard, 2 separate entrances to finished basement ideal for entertaining or In-law suite. Long private drive, garage, fabulous neighborhood. Sold in 1 WK for 118% of Asking!!

DETACHED RAISED BUNGALOW!

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Incredible luxury condo, great location close to Vaughan Mills shopping centre,Canada’sWonderland,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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Attention builders, rarely offered 53’x 100’ building lot in Long Branch south of Lakeshore Blvd, lot value only, sold as is, build your dream home, great location close to all conveniences just minutes to downtown Toronto for only $598,000!!

HER ANOT LD SO BROWNSLINE & EVANS!!

Wonderful fully renovated 3+1bdrm 2 Storey, large private fenced lot, fabulous south Etobicoke location next to Sherway Gardens. Gourmet kitchen, marble floors, s.s. appliances, separate entrance to finished basement, great potential for in-law suite, large double drive with detached garage, crown moulding, skylight, pot lights. Sold For Top $$!!

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Beautifully renovated from top to bottom 3+1bdrm detached 2 storey! Separate entrance to in-law suite, large principal rms, gleaming laminate floors, huge private backyard with 12’ x 12’ deck, parking for 2 cars, great central location, close to TTC, schools, park, Go station, just minutes to downtown Toronto for only $529,000!!

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93’ FRONTAGE!! Premium lot in the Keele / Lawrence area, detached 3bdrm bungalow, garage, private drive, large backyard, separate entrance to finished basement, fabulous neighborhood must be seen only $499,900!!

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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!!

TORONTO 2 STOREY DREAM High demand nieghbourhood, spacious 3 bedroom brick 2 storey, combined living and dining rm, renovated modern kitchen, granite countertop, enclosed sunroom with walkout separate side entrance to finished basement, oversized garage, large patio, large veranda, amazing opportunity only $449,900!!

DUFFERIN & EGLINTON!! Impressive renovated 2+1bdrm bungalow with separate entrance to finished basement, great potential for in-law suite, gleaming hardwood floors, new appliances and many extras included, great central location for only $444,900!!

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Great potential to build your dream home near the Lake, fabulous south Etobicoke location, close to all conveniences, view of the lake at the end of the street, long 132’lot, Super Value, located close to all conveniences for $428,000!!

HER ANOT LD SO COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL

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!!

LIVE STEPS TO YORKVILLE!!

Fabulous boutique building on quiet cul de sac in the center of it all, close to Bay and Bloor and Church Street Village. Come home to one bedroom condo, open concept living and dining room, hardwood floors, walkout to large balcony, rooftop terrace and party room with BBQ, underground parking and large locker included only $329,900!!

STEPS TO THE LAKE!! Fabulous opportunity to build your dream home on 33’ x 123’ lot, close to amenities, shops, school, and all conveniences. House on the property needs extensive work, being sold as is!! Sold in 1 WK for 113% of Asking!!

STUNNING MARKLAND WOOD CONDO!! Totally renovated showpiece, large 1475 sq ft, 3bdrm suite, gorgeous south views, new custom gourmet kitchen, Quartz counters, S.S. Appl., Travertine Floors, new washrooms gleaming hardwood thru-out, beautiful natural stone finish on walls, must be seen, many extras included, great building and location for $325,000!!

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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 $398,000!!

KEELE & McNAUGHTON!!

Gorgeous Maple Condo completely upgraded through out, fabulous gourmet kitchen with granite countertop, top of the line s. s. appliances, spacious living and dining rm, gleaming hardwood floors, large master bedroom with ensuite and W/I closet, ensuite laundry, great amenities and many extras included, located close to all conveniences for only $309,900!!

LIVE & EARN!!

Great Retail space with large basement & lovely 2 bedroom apt. upstairs, fabulous Alderwood location near Sherway Gardens, same owner last 30 years, living upstairs & running a Custom Upholstery shop, can be turned into Hair Saloon, Accountant or Lawyers office, ect. 4 car parking ( 2 in front 2 in back), updated roof, windows, plumbing & electrical. Apartment has Skylight, Jacuzzi tub & walk-out to large deck must be seen for only $369,900!!

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SPACIOUS DETACHED 3 BEDROOM!!

Wonderful Orangeville brick home with large garage in great neighborhood. Original owners, well laid out 1800sqft model, second level family room with gas fireplace. Family size kitchen, large combined living and dining room, hardwood floors throughout, huge master with 4 piece ensuite and walk-in closet. Many extras only $329,900!!

THE TIDES AT MYSTIC POINTE!!

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 $299,900!!

Amazing opportunity, 2 bedroom suite split bedroom plan, 10’ ceilings, huge balcony 2 w/o, fabulous amenities include concierge, gym, aerobics, squash, sauna and outdoor pool, steps to lake, waterfront trails, and all conveniences, just minutes to downtown Toronto. Live the life for only $299,900!!

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CONDO ONLY $134,900!! 1 bedroom converted to spacious studio apartment! High ceilings, large balcony, parking and locker included, close to all amenities, transit and easy access to highway. Why pay rent when you can live for less or use as an investment property.

HER ANOT LD SO ONLY $299,900!! Detached bungalow on premium 50ft lot, renovated Kitchen with centre island, renovated bathroom with soaker tub, separate shower, open concept living and dining room and walk out to large back yard, potential for in-law suite must be seen!!

JANE & EGLINTON!! Immaculate 3bdrm 2stry, corner townhouse unit, with 2 balconies. Fabulous layout with large living area, updated kitchen and baths, stainless steel appliances, spacious master bedroom with walkout to balcony. Gleaming hardwood floors, plus many extras, parking, huge storage, ensuite laundry!! Sold For Top $$!!

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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. Call 394-5270 for more details.

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Crane Qi Gong 55+ WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $45 for 10-week program Qi Gong is the Chinese philosophy and practice of aligning breath, physical activity and awareness for mental, spiritual and physical health, as well as the development of human potential. A trained instructor will guide you through the gentle movements. Line Dance 55+ WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-338-4386 COST: $26 for 9 weeks Learn the fun steps and turns to the lively music. Call for details. Hawaiian Dance 55+ WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-338-4386 COST: $39 for nine-week program

Dance and sway to the soothing music of the Hawaiian Islands. Register for this program call the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Phoenix Toronto Toastmasters WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall CONTACT: Mark Bertrand, phoenixtoronto.toastmastersclubs. org/vpm-4196@toastmastersclubs. org COST: Free Phoenix Toronto Toastmasters is a community-based Toastmasters club located in Toronto’s west end. The group meets every Tuesday.

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Preschool Storytime WHEN: 11 to 11:45 a.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210, ggrochot@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Stories, songs and rhymes for children three to five years and their caregivers. Learn to Knit - Advanced 55+ WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W.

CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $30 for six weeks Learn how to master even more of this creative pastime from an accomplished knitter. Through weekly demonstrations, the instructor will teach advanced knitting techniques, patterns, vocabulary and stitch abbreviations.

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Chair Yoga for Older Adults WHEN: 12 to 1 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 six-week session of chair yoga is perfect for beginners or those concerned with balance issues. Register in advance. Duplicate Bridge lessons WHEN: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Horner Avenue Seniors’ Centre, 320 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Penny DeCarlo, 416-394-6001, pdecarl@ toronto.ca COST: $48 for 10 weeks Call to register. Homework Help for Teens WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Cathy Duong, 416-3945270 COST: Free

Are you in grades 5 to 10? Need some help with your homework or project? Want to get better at a difficult subject? Join this free after-school program for teens once a week. Call R.A. Y. (Rathburn Area Youth) at 416-626-6068. Six-Handed Euchre WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan/ Navina, 416-252-6822 COST: $2 for members/ $3 for non-members Play six-handed euchre run by Laura Latham. No partner necessary. Call to register. Drop ins are welcome.

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

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Capital campaign to relaunch at upcoming Girls Night Out event >>>from page 1 order to continue meeting the needs of those seeking shelter under its roof. With last month’s influx of funding from the Ontario Tr i l l i u m F o u n d a t i o n , Women’s Habitat is now halfway to making those renos a reality, with more than $800,000 raised. shelter renovations Upgrades and renovations to the shelter, which are tentatively slated to begin in September, will include increased accessibility for disabled and pregnant women, a relocated and enlarged kitchen and dining room area, a homework space for children in the shelter’s spacious, yet underused basement, revamped office space, updated HVAC and air conditioning systems, electrical upgrades, and, hopefully, en suite half-baths in each of the shelter’s 10 bedrooms. “What we’re finding more and more is that women who

are staying in shelters with their children are not just staying for a month, they’re staying for five or six months. So, we’re really looking at ways we can provide space that works well for women and children while they’re embarking on the second stage of their lives – a life that will hopefully be free from violence,” Samsa said, adding that it is hoped the renovations will help reduce the stress of living communally for shelter residents and make for more welcoming, open and accessible spaces. “One of the things we’re really looking at is having a unit that is accessible for women who are disabled, with its own separate bathroom and laundry facilities on the ground floor.” A longtime advocate and champion of Women’s Habitat, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten said she was pleased to be able to help secure the $150,000 Trillium grant towards the shelter’s overhaul.

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Silvia Samsa, Women’s Habitat’s executive director sits in the kitchen area of the Etobicoke women’s shelter.

“We have talked about and been active in small investments in the shelter over the last 10 years since I was elected, but this one will now allow Women’s Habitat to move forward with a larger scale renovation,” she said, noting that the new and improved space created by the renovations will, among other things, allow for group programming space where

women can build upon skills such as resume building and job hunting. After seeking out alternate sites to rebuild Women’s Habitat in years past, Samsa said the decision to remain at their current location and renovate was made based on a number of reasons – namely, the shelter’s “great location” close to schools, a library, a grocery store, and

“great neighbours.” To renovate, the Women’s Habitat board of directors hired Hilditch Architects – a firm “with more than 20 years experience working on more than a dozen different women’s shelter projects” on its resume. “We are delighted to be working with Women’s Habitat to redevelop their shelter into an accessible, healthy, supportive space where women and their children can escape violence and begin rebuilding their lives,” Hilditch wrote in a statement. The renovation work soon to be undertaken by Hilditch, which will see the basement and first floor of the shelter “gutted”, will necessitate the closure of the Women’s Habitat shelter for approximately nine months, while the shelter’s outreach work in the community will continue. What that means, Samsa said, is that Women’s Habitat will slow down its intake of

new shelter residents in the coming months, referring prospective clients to other GTA women’s shelters as they prepare for the big renovation. more to raise To raise the remaining $800,000 or so to complete the renovations, Samsa said Women’s Habitat’s capital campaign will relaunch in June at the shelter’s 8th Annual Girls Night Out event. The Wednesday, June 26 event at The Old Mill Inn and Spa features mini massages and manicures, vendors, a silent auction, and food and drinks. Tickets are $90 and include two alcoholic beverages (wine or beer), appetizers, a signature Girls’ Night Out chocolate cupcake and door prizes. All proceeds go towards the Shelter Renovation Project.

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A new report by Social Planning Toronto is asking both the Ministry of Education and the Toronto D i s t r i c t S c h o o l B o a rd ( TDSB) to take steps to ensure money earmarked for some of the city’s most vulnerable students is spent as intended. The report, dubbed Triple Threat to Equity: Changing Priorities for Toronto Schools, suggests money given to the TDSB by the ministry through the Learning Opportunities Grant (LOG) is largely being diverted elsewhere. The LOG is intended to ensure proper supports are in place for at-risk students, particularly those in lowincome or single parent households, new Canadians and those whose parents did not complete high school. Those students have been shown to be more likely to fall through the cracks. “The issue is (the ministry) allocates quite a large amount of money but the (school) boards have a tendency not to use that money for the types of programs

it should be used for,” said David Clandfield, former TDSB trustee and TDSB inner city advisory committee member. “When (boards) have trouble balancing their budget, they dip into this funding.” Part of the problem lies in the fact the ministry gives boards latitude as to where the money is to be spent. help vulnerable students Clandfield said while the ministry’s own documentation gives the board “considerable latitude” in determining how the money is to be spent, he feels it should be clear the board should still use the money for programming for vulnerable students. “In 2011 to 2012, there was $128 million going in (to the TDSB through LOG funds) but only $40 million going out into the kinds of programs those funds should go to,” he said. Social Planning Toronto Executive Director John C a m p e y s a i d c h i l d re n living in poverty and those for whom English is not a first language are falling

further behind as funding is diverted away from support programs. A former teacher at Ryerson Elementary School, he noted funding was once plentiful for support programs. “When I first started there, it was right after amalgamation and there were all kinds of supports,” he said. He left the school board for a spell, returning after five years and said he was “shocked at how much was lost.” Alejandra Bravo, who also sits on the TDSB’s Inner City Advisory Committee and works for Maytree, said by appropriating funds from programs designed to serve ESL students and those living in poverty, the board was further marginalizing those who already may not feel they have a voice. “When we use the money for its intended purposes, we actually have amazing outcomes,” she said. “Denying (marginalized students) those entitlements actually creates an undue barrier to success.”

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Subway extension won’t impact other funded projects: Stintz TTC chair addresses transit issues at TRBOT RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Approving the construction of a Scarborough subway exten-

sion won’t have any bearing on the fate of other planned city transit projects, said the chair of the TTC. Even if city council votes

in favour this week to include an estimated $500 million eastern expansion of the Bloor-Danforth line in a list of transit projects to be paid

for by new dedicated taxes and fees, Karen Stintz said the provincial government and Metrolinx would still have to agree to a “scope change” on its planned light rail transit line to replace the Scarborough RT line. “Whatever happens with the Scarborough subway, happens,” said Stintz following her May 7 lunch hour speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade ( TRBOT). “If council votes to convert the RT into a subway and Metrolinx agrees we can make that scope change, the next question is how we will pay for it. “But it’s not going to displace any other transit project because it’s already a funded project on the books.” Despite concerns regarding the TTC’s cost estimates for the proposed three-stop underground extension from Kennedy Station to McCowan Road and Sheppard Avenue, Stintz was confident with her staff’s project estimate of $2.3 billion considering the costs to complete a six-station extension of the Spadina line, scheduled for completion in 2016. “We’ll have to do some more work on those numbers, but I stand by the $2.3 billion project estimate,” she said. During her 30 minutesplus speech to the audience of business and civic leaders in attendance at TRBOT’s downtown headquarters, Stintz re-affirmed her support for new revenue tools under consideration by Metrolinx to fund future transit. Referring to herself as a “fiscal conservative” Stintz said the importance of transit to the Toronto region’s pros-

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TTC chair Karen Stintz takes questions from reporters following her speech Tuesday at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. Stintz called on business leaders to support proposed provincial taxes and user fees to pay for urgently needed transit expansion in the greater Toronto region.

perity merited pushing for new dedicated taxes and user fees – even if it meant furthering a divide with Mayor Rob Ford, who vehemently opposes the proposed revenue tools. “I am frugal when it comes to government spending but I know that transit and subways are not built for free,” she said. “Common sense demands that we find a way to pay for the transit infrastructure we need.” debating revenue tools TRBOT CEO Carol Wilding, who introduced Stintz, said it was “happenstance” the chair of the TTC was addressing the Board on

the same day city council voted in favour of debating recommendations for the revenue tools. Following the speech, Stintz reaffirmed her support for having the TTC take over BIXI Toronto to save the bike share service which was launched in 2011 and is in danger of defaulting on a $3.8-million loan guarantee from the city due to ongoing cash-flow issues. “What I would ask the TTC to do is look at BIXI in a new light to see whether it can be better integrated and if that makes sense and provides additional service for residents,” she said.

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Drop off your expired, unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal Toronto Police Service and Toronto Public Health are urging people to drop off their expired, unused and unwanted medication at designated locations across the city on Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day Saturday, May 11. T h e d a y, re c o g n i ze d throughout the province, aims to curb misuse of medications, both prescription and over the counter, help seniors manage multiple prescriptions, and help protect the environment by disposing of medications safely. Toronto drug squad officers, along with public health nurses and pharmacology students, will be at the five locations to help identify and dispose of the narcotics properly. The sites are: w Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall (southwest parking lot between The Bay and Sporting Life) w 31 Division, 40 Norfinch Dr. w 43 Division, 4331 Lawrence

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the counter cold medications to get high. Police are also concerned misuse of medication, prescription or over the counter, can lead to criminal activity, such as health care fraud, robbery, driving under the influence and drug trafficking. From an environmental standpoint, disposing of medication down the toilet or sink results in chemical components being added to water and soil, potentially affecting human and aquatic health. To help with disposal, more than 3,000 pharmacies in the province collect unused medication. After May 11, people can return their unused, unwanted and expired medication to a local pharmacy, but are encouraged to call ahead to ensure that pharmacy is accepting the specified drugs.

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Intricate art of marquetry attracts life-long creators TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com

six marquetarians in the GTA from the British Marquetry Society, of which he was a member. “I started it as a resource,” Sedgwick, a mechanical engineer, said of the society. “It was never designed to make money. We would buy marquetry books and donate them to local libraries. At the time, there was no marquetry resources. I wanted to pass on what I’d accumulated and what others had accumulated. When I met other people, I learned better ways to do it.”

John Sedgwick’s intricately carved three foot wide scale grand piano is his pride and joy. It’s an extraordinary marquetry showpiece painstakingly crafted for 3,000 hours over three years with countless wood veneers, each individual music note created from a separately cut veneer. Its 88-key Staff photo/IAN KELSO false draw front contains a CD player, its speakers inlaid A group of woodworkers gather at Humber College to work ebony into horse chestnut. on their love of Marquetry a fine art of cutting out designs Dots on the music notes emit and pictures in thin wood. Here, Holly Rousseau focusses all the sound. of her attention on cutting a piece of thin wood with a very dates back to 16th century The piano fronted the 1995 fine blade. Lee Valley catalogue and its Marquetry as the art of 1997 calendar. applying pieces of veneers to to create furniture. background in woodworking, Sedgwick, 70, took up furniture or decorative objects Sedgwick’s Canadian others simply with a fascinato form decorative patterns, Marquetry Society of 43 memmarquetry at age 12 in the tion for the craft. 1950s in Kent, England when designs or pictures dates back bers meets monthly and works Harry Toews is the pastor of Slugparents Information: Lastman’s Bad Boyto 16th century Florence and his gifted him with in the woodshop at Humber a Baptist church in Oakville, : May WK2 FP Ad He never Ad Size : 5.145marquetry in x 5.714 in aProject marquetry set. Naples. Wood College’s Centre for Trades Ont. He created a marquetry Client : Lastman’s Publication looked back. Bad Boy techniques were: Mississauga/Brampton/Etobicoke developed in picture of Calvary where Jesus and Technology on Carrier FileWhen Name : BB_MissBramEtob_Tsr_May Insertion Date : Mayof 9,luxury 2013 he arrived in Canada9 Antwerp and centres Drive off Finch Avenue West was crucified according to the 30 years ago, he formed the cabinet-making in the early in north Etobicoke. Bible. A red veneer represents Canadian Marquetry Society 16th century, then imported to Members are men and sin and Jesus’s blood shed to after sourcing the names of France in the mid-17th century women of all ages, some with a save mankind from sin; a white

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Starting with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quiet Tuningâ&#x20AC;? introduced on the Buick Verano, GM has upped its noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) game, resulting in some of the quietest cars on the road. On the Impala you will find acoustic windshield and side glass, triple sealed doors with an acoustic perimeter rain deflector, acoustic baffled baffles between the inner and outer body panels, cavities filled with foam and sound deadener on the cargo floor. Aiding all this is 12 per cent better aerodynamics through a number of things such as wind tunnel tuned side mirrors and wind blockers in front of the tires. The four-cylinder models also gets under body panels and a shuttered radiator grille. Safety begins with 10 standard airbags plus optional rear cross traffic alert, front and back collision warning, adaptive cruise control, side blind sport warning, lane department alert, and OnStar, which is still the best navigation/emergency/connectivity system on the market in my estimation. Centred on an eight-inch screen with natural voice recognition (a first for Chevrolet), icons depict various functions such as phone, audio, weather, satellite radio, map (navigation), settings, OnStar and video. The latter allows movies to be playing on the screen when the Impala is not moving. Suspension is MacPherson struts up front and a multi-link independent system at the rear with the front strut tower reinforced for 2014 with rebound springs in the coils to make the ride feel more solid. Chevrolet has accomplished what it set up to do and that is to offer a full-size sedan that meets the expectations of people in the market. That means being smooth and predictable on the road, spacious, well equipped, easy to operate and maintain, good on fuel and with a strong resale value at the end of the owner experience. After all, that has been the cornerstone of the Chevrolet brand since GM acquired it in 1918 to compete against Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Model T and those core values still hold true today. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jim Robinson , Metroland Media

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Houses for Rent ETOBICOKE- IMMACULATE 4 bedroom, 2 storey brick house, close to hospital, schools, TTC, shopping. Available July 1st. $1900+. 905-856-8042 evenings.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Attend an orientation session and learn more about COSTI’s program COSTI is pleased to announce intake for the Women of Courage training program aided to assist women who have been abused or who are at-risk of abuse. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to complete a college certificate in Office Administration through Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. All tuition, books, and examination cost will be covered through the project. Selection Criteria • 19 years or older • Able to work in Canada and interested in working in the Office Administration field • Have experienced abuse or at-risk of abuse • Able to commit 25-30 hours per week for a period of 6 months • Able to read and write in English and possess a grade 12 diploma • Have basic computer skills in Word and able to keyboard with a minimum of 20 wpm • Have computer access through the entire program This program aims to assist women with a low income to become financially sustainable and proof of income will

SELF-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING FOR WOMEN (SET) LEARN THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO START AND OPERATE A BUSINESS For women with a viable business idea: • Learn how to evaluate, refine and develop your small business by a written business plan including marketing, operations and financials. • Learn about the myths and realities of being self-employed in Canada. • Discover techniques to help you balance business and family needs. • Access our computers and internet for business research. • Access our business support services, including group and individual business coaching • Participate in workshops and networking opportunities with other women entrepreneurs

PROGRAM DURATION

The program offers 22 weeks of classroom training and 13 weeks of support during business start-up

START DATE: June 10, 2013 Who can apply? Low income women • Unemployed and immigrant women • Women receiving Social Assistance Benefits (OW or ODSP)

For more details, attend an information session offered every Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am at our North York location. To register: email gvega@microskills.ca or call Giselle at (416) 247-7181 ext. 2331

Location: 200 Consumers Road, 9th Floor, North York, ON M2J 4R4 Administration

Administration

PART TIME RECEPTIONIST

for real estate office. Evenings and weekends. R.E. exp. req’d. Must have knowledge of QOC, TREB, Easy Offer and MS Word. Please email resume to: realestatereceptionist@hotmail.ca OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Mature, experienced, part-time condominium office administrator. Three days per week. Eglinton and Scarlett Road area. Please fax resume to 647-348-6299.

OFFICE COORDINATOR Friendly smaller S/E Miss. Office seeks F/T office coordinator. Job Info/ Apply online: tinyurl.com/off-coord

Administration

Legal Assistant with US law/Legal experience needed ASAP For busy moving company Email: viktoria.employment@gmail.com

Rooms for Rent and Wanted REXDALE/ KIPLING- furnished bedroom, available May 1st. Quiet house. Share kitchen/ bathroom. Parking, $500 inclusive. Female preferred. Non-smoking/ pets. 416-560-9000

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Articles Wanted

ANTIQUES

& Collectibles Wanted Cash for Older: Coins, Jewelry, Military, Watches, Toys, Barbies, Silver, Gold, Records, Guitars, Old Pens, Lighters & Old Advertising etc.

25 years experience. Richard & Janet 416-431-7180 416-566-7373 Travel & Vacations $399 CABO SAN LUCAS, ALL INCLUSIVE SPECIAL! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $399! www.luxurycabohotel.com 888-481-9660 CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248

Nannies/Live In/Out FULL TIME Filipino live in caregivers available for childcare or elderly care. Call 416-924-5727 or www.platinum-care.ca

Seniors Services DISLIKE NEEDLES or blood exams? Have health problems, smoke or are overweight? Canada Protection Plan could save you 30% on life insurance! Call today 1-877-663-9090.

IN THE Estate of Ibrahim Said Mire late of the city of Toronto in the Province of Ontario who died on or about March 3, 2013. All persons having claims against this estate are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned trustee on or before the 6th day of June 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have then been received and the undersigned will not be liable to any person of whose claim he shall not then have notice. DATED this 30th day of April 2013. Kaaho Cali Hasaan Estate Trustee By her Solicitor Mohamed A. Doli 155 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto, Ontario , M9W 5Z8 Tel: 416-235-2844 Fax; 416-235-2812

Articles for Sale

Home Renovations ALEX CONTRACTING Services. Specializing in kitchen/ bath renovations, complete electrical services, home inspection, flooring, general contracting. 25 years serving GTA and west end.

Waste Removal

CHEAPEST Garbage Bin Rental! House hold junk, reno waste, dirt. Fast, Friendly, Reliable. Demolition. Pool fill-ins. www.rapidwasteand disposal.com

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Decks & Fences 0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Spring discount! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752 www.griffindecks.ca DECK DECKS, Decks, Only Decks, family business 25yrs. Experience, free estimates, photos, r e f e r e n c e s , w w w. a l p i n e d e c k . c o m 905-338-0665

Flooring & Carpeting

EMERGENCY?

MAINLY FLOORS Carpet, hardwood, from $1.39/sq.ft. installed. Free estimate in GTA. Spring deals!Call 416-873-8043 E: megafloors@live.com

Free estimate James Chen

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0 ! A/C, Humidifiers, Fireplaces, BBQ Gas Piping, Installation. Furnace maintenance special $59. Former Enbridge Employee Licensed. Ray 416-274-5839 greenzoneheatnair.com

Housewares, pet supplies, sporting goods, small appliances, antique furniture+++ Raindate: May 12th.

Electrical

CHARITY FUNDRAISER LAWN SALE

Articles Wanted

WANTED ANTIQUES BUYING

Silver, Asian Art, Paintings, Moorcroft, Art Glass, Bronzes, Jewellery, Quality Smalls.

Partial Complete Estates

30 Years Experience in Etobicoke. Professional & Courteous.

416-231-9948

David

WE ARE Buying National Geogaprhic Magazines, Reader Digest Soft Cover, Archie Comics. Please call Joe: 416-792-6243 after 7pm.

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking TOP $$ for scrap cars, Free pick up 24/ 7 Dead or alive, Call today! 647-688-3423 647-898-1332 WE BUY ALL CARS! Running or Not, we will buy it! Cars/Trucks/vans. Sell ANY Car today with ONE FREE Phone call to: 1-800-551-8647

BUILDER/ GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL. Finished basements. Painting. Bathrooms. Ceramic tiles. Flat roofs. Leaking basements. Brick/chimney repairs. House additions 9 0 5 - 7 6 4 - 6 6 6 7 , 416-823-5120 CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 416-242-8863 LINBURG WIDE Renovations- basements, bathrooms, plumbing, laminate flooring, crown molding, trim carpentry, patio decks. All work g u a r a n t e e d . 4 1 6 - 2 5 5 - 5 8 5 4 , 647-457-3447

Waste Removal ALWAYS CHEAPEST!

All Garbage Removal! Home/ Business. Fast Sameday! Free Estimates! Seniors Discounts. We do all Loading & Clean-ups! Lowest Prices. Call John: 416-457-2154 Seven days

PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!

416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!

A ELECTRICAL for all your needs. Panel changes, service upgrades, potlights. Trouble shooting. ECRA#7000828. Call Paul 905-625-2320

Handy Person A RELIABLE HANDYMAN Cabinetry, Plumbing, Electrical, Countertops, Painting, General Repairs, Honest, Reliable, Great Rates. 20 Years Experience Rick 416-707-4693 EXPERIENCED Jack Of All Trades. Painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, flooring, general repairs. Local references. Quality and satisfaction guaranteed. Daryl: 416-575-7035 HANDY PERSON, Home Improvements, Electrical, & plumbing. Appliance installation. Painting. Upgrading bathrooms/ kitchens. Basement renovations. Landscaping. Floor heating. Call: 647-680-8750 INSTALL: EVERYTHING -flooring, backsplash, tiles, plumbing, electrical, doors, trim, baseboards, lighting, kitchens, painting, vanities. Estimates are free. Larry: Cell:647-992-9038 647-347-4100

NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.29/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 26 yrs experience. Free Estimates. Best Price! 647-400-8198

BRICK, BLOCK & NATURAL STONEWORK Chimneys, Tuck Pointing, Brick, Concrete Windowsills and Much More! For Free Estimate Call Peter: 647-333-0384 www. stardustconstruction .com

Landscaping, Lawn Care, Supplies

LAWNCARE, RESTORATION & GARDEN SERVICES Please call Cyril 416-740-3221 or 416-835-4161

Brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, tusk pointing, porches, flagstone, window sills. All masonry work. For free estimates call Roman 416-684-4324 www.fadom constructioninc.com

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MPA TORONTO PLUMBING Drain & Plumbing Services. Affordable Rates! Licensed. CENTRAL AIR-CONDIInsured. 24/7 Emergency TIONERS- Manufactured Calls. Drain snaking from by Goodman Canada. $69.99 Plumbing From $1499 “installation Call Paul www.alexcontractingservices.com lic#22342 included”. All installations 416-827-0671 by licensed 313-A air- Email: conditioning mechanic. chilecoteramirez@hotmail.com Sale/ service. Alex 416-580-4012 Call or Heating & Cooling email for a free estimate! 416-899-5040 HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper

Masonry & Concrete

All season garden maintenance. Maintenance sarting at $30 per week. Lawn cutting start at $25. Call tile Paul 647-898-2461.

Plumbing

Clogged drain, camera inspection Leaky pipes Reasonable price, 25 years experience Licensed/ Insured credit card accepted

Flooring & Carpeting

GARAGE SALES (Bloor/ Prince Edward Dr.)

Sat. May 11th 8am-noon Huge assortment of new and old!

Sat. May 11th 9am-1pm 34 Courtsfield Cres. (Royal York Rd./ Eglinton) Books, household items, toys, etc. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO!!

furniture, outdoor equipment, housewares and more...

Raindate May 12 Etobicoke: 27 Risdon Crt Renforth / Eglinton 5/11/2013 9:00-1:00 pm GARAGE SALE Sat., May 11th 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

23 Aylesbury Rd.

(Islington/ Kingsway)

Furniture (tables, buffet, side tables, chairs), Lots of home decor, books, dishes, sports equipment.

LTEPD E H N WA Call (416) 798-7284 to plan your advertising campaign.

Multiple unit street sale on Mill Road between Rathburn and Burnhamthorpe. 9am-1pm Saturday, May 11

GARAGE SALE Sat. May 11th 8am-4pm 42 Richland Cres.

(between Renforth & Eringate Dr. by the Hollycrest School crosswalk) 100 yr.old sewing machine, small appliances, authentic Mexican Sombrero & bull horns

Etobicoke Horticultural Society

PLANT SALE Sat., May 11th 9am – Noon (No early sales)

PLAST parking lot

516 The Kingsway (at Kipling)

Huge selection of plants Bring a tray or box

25 Jeffcoat Dr. Rexdale Sat. May 11th. 8am-1pm 55 year treasure trove of misc. items and trinkets!! GARAGE SALE! Sat. May 11th. 8am

Indoors Rain or Shine Sunglasses, Reading Glasses & Jewellery Sale

228 Sheldon Ave. (Evans/427) Etobicoke

DON’T MISS THIS STELLAR EVENT!! Designer clothing/ shoes/ toys/ household goods/ exercise/ sporting equipment.

10 Edenbridge Rd. Sat. May 11th. 8am-noon

Tromley Drive Street Sale (Martingrove & Hedges)

Saturday, May 11th 8am-1pm.

ANNUAL LAWN SALE Our Biggest Ever!

Over 30 Families Saturday, May 11 9am-1pm

299 Mill Rd.

(S. of Burnanthorpe)

Raindate: May25

MULTI FAMILY STREET SALE Sat., May 11th Sun., May 12th 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Loyalist Rd. (Islington/ Dundas)

Lots of great stuff! Come out & see!

Moving Sale

House Contents Saturday, May 11 8am-3pm 44 Golfdown Drive Rexdale (Islington / Elmhurst area)


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TREE/STUMP SERVICES GTA TREE SERVICE

Quick Service!!! • Experts in Removal of Dangerous Trees • Trimming, Pruning • Stump Removal • Ash Borer Treatment • $2 million Liability + WSIB SPRING SAVINGS 10% OFF! Call Bobby 416-828-TREE (8733) www.GTAtree.com

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Over 25 years experience •Grading •Sodding •Retaining Wall •Bobcat available

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