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The Humber Valley Village Residents Association (HVVRA) will open the doors to its Annual General Meeting tonight to update residents on the proposed redevelopment of Humbertown Plaza. Back on May 14, west-end councillors voted to reject a contentious Humbertown application put forth by First Capital Realty (FCR) – one that called for the demolition of the existing plaza to make way for the construction of a total of


604 residential units in three condo-retail towers ranging in height from eight to 12 storeys, and 28 three-storey townhomes – at Etobicoke York Community Council. A day later, FCR appealed that decision to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), a provincial body that upholds the Planning Act and can overturn, uphold, or amend any decision by council. Tonight , HVVRA President Niels Christensen is inviting all to come out to Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey >>>HEARING, page 12




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TDSB: a look ahead

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustees will be discussing several issues at the regular board meeting held tomorrow at 7 p.m. including the following items. ■ A one-year international travel moratorium for trustees to be implemented effective immediately until June 30, 2014, unless approved by the board chair. ■ A letter to be written by the board chair to the Minister

of Municipal Affairs requesting the TDSB be included in discussions about re-evaluating who can participate in the municipal elections. ■ A one-year hiatus from membership in the Ontario Pu b l i c S c h o o l B o a rd s’ Association to save $425,000 in fees with the savings applied to the board’s immediate fiscal situation. View the full agenda here:

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VOCAL POINT: The Taste of the Kingsway rocked the community for three days this weekend, and good thing, as Sunday was a nice sunny break from the downpour we had on Saturday. Here, Chase Aden entertains the crowd with her band. For more photos from this event see page 3.



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CARP hosts talk on community care centres The Etobicoke chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired People (CARP) will host its next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fairfield Seniors’ Centre, 80 Lothian Ave. Special guest speaker Nancy Gale, director of Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Management for Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre, will present on the topic ‘Dealing with Community Care Access Centres’. To confirm your attendance, email janeb.eventsetobicokecarp@gmail. com Community Appreciation barbecue hosted by MP Et o b i c o k e - L a k e s h o re M P Bernard Trottier will host his annual Community Appreciation Barbecue on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fairfield Park, 80 Lothian Ave. The evening event will feature live music, community partners


and fun for the whole family. A complimentary barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be available to the first 600 people. For more information, go to or call 613-995-9366. your seasonal fruits at stonegate wpreserve

Stonegate Community Health Centre, 150 Berry Rd., will host a Local Fruit Preserving workshop tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn an easy and healthy way to get the goodness of local fruit in the cold winter months, as nurse practitioner Shelley Walkerley hosts this free workshop on making applesauce. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, call 416-231-7070 ext. 307. CURLINg a shot at Weston GCC wGive

Ever wanted to try curling? Weston Golf and Country Club, 50 St.

Phillips Rd., will host a Curling Open House on Thursday Sept. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Weston’s Curling Pro will be on hand to answer questions, as other members give guided tours of Weston’s newly renovated clubhouse. For more information or to register, contact Lyndsey at or call 416-241-5401. head to the fun fair and silent auction Holy Angels Catholic School, 65 Jutland Rd., will host its second annual fun fair and silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain or shine event will feature a b a r b e c u e, bouncy castles, stuffed animal adopt i o n , Ho m e Depot building kits, button making, a cake walk and face painting. The silent auction will feature items including gift cards to local businesses and attractions. For more information, go to

w alvin Curling to address LAMP AGM LAMP Community Health Centre hosts its annual general meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Alvin Curling. Curling, the strategic advisor to the Minister of Children and Youth Services on Youth Opportunity, will speak on youth violence, mental health disorders and the record high youth unemployment rate. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park Dr. (on the southeast corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Kipling Avenue). For more information, call 416-252-6471.




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Club seeking junior lawn bowlers for 2014 national championship Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club hosting Canadian Junior Championship next summer CYNTHIA REASON The Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club (ELBC) is set to host the Canadian Junior Championships next summer – now all they need are a couple of junior contenders to vie for the title. “We don’t have any junior bowlers. We’ve tried and tried, but there’s just so much competition for young people’s time, and lawn bowling is perceived as an old fogie’s sport,” said ELBC member Hank Spencer. “So, we’re hoping we can hook a few young people, and then build on that.” To those ends, ELBC is holding drop-in open houses for prospective youth bowlers aged 11 to 24 on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the club, located at 1313 Islington Ave. (just south of Dundas Street West, in Tom Riley Park). “We just want to show them what it’s like. Lawn bowling is a very simple game to learn, so by letting them throw a few bowls and

have a little competition, we hope we can get a group to want to go forward with it,” Spencer said. “We’re not going to charge them anything – we’d offer them free coaching and we’d hopefully get them started this fall and then they could really get at it in earnest next spring when we start up. Then maybe some of them would be good enough to play in the championship.” The Bowls Canada Junior Championships will take place at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club over eight days of competition from Tuesday, Aug. 5 to Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 – featuring both Under-

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The Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club is recruiting junior players in advance of hosting the Canadian Junior Championships.

Lawn bowling is a very simple game to learn, so by letting (young players) throw a few bowls... we hope we can get a group to want to go forward with it. – Hank Spencer, ELBC member

18 and Under-25 play. Spencer said the junior championship is an open event, meaning that not only will the top players from each of the provinces be invited to play, but the competition will also be open to others. ELBC is advertising its open houses on Sept. 12 and 13 at local high schools, but all are invited to drop in and check out what the game has to offer young players. “It offers a chance to compete and be successful in an offbeat activity,” Spencer said, noting that lawn bowling is as big as golf and tennis in Australia, New Zealand and England, with top professional players raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in prize and sponsorship money. “It requires really good hand-eye coordination, and obviously a dedication at the highest level to get really good at it.”


For more information call ELBC at 416-239-5315 or email

Reunite with your high school pals Did you hang out at Kipling Heights Plaza as a high school student in the late 1950s through to the mid 1970s? If so, plan to attend this weekend’s tri-high school reunion for grads of West Humber Collegiate Institute, North Albion Collegiate Institute and Thistletown

Collegiate Institute. The reunion will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 286, 11 Irwin Rd. Students who graduated from Heatherbrae Middle School and St. Benedict Catholic School during

the ’60s are also invited to attend. For more information or to RSVP, go to the Hangin’ Out At Heights Plaza Facebook Page at groups/40820216594/ or the 2nd Kipling Heights Reunion event at groups/453967967981694/

more than just a taste KINGSWAY FESTIVAL: Sunday was a fantastic day for a festival and the crowds agreed for Taste of the Kingsway, with its midway, food vendors and live entertainment. Above, Barb Taylor and Glenn Rockwood of Fung Loy Kok Ta o i s t Ta i C h i c l u b i n Etobicoke demonstrate the art. Below, Kennedy Tamm tries her hand on the climbing wall while bottom left, little Vanessa Nishi (left) and Olive Iu took into some food as Max sits waiting. Staff photos/IAN KELSO

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rovincial politicians are back to work at Queen’s Park this week, and for Toronto residents there will be something we haven’t had for 10 years – a Progressive Conservative MPP representing a Toronto riding. Doug Holyday, who until the Aug. 1 byelection was Toronto’s deputy mayor and councillor for Etobicoke Centre’s Ward 3, is the first PC from Toronto in the legislature since Liberal Dalton McGuinty was first elected premier in 2003, replacing the Tory government of Ernie Eves. Since then, Toronto’s representation has been decidedly Liberal, with a smattering of NDP MPs. Now we see a legislature with five NDP MPPs, one PC and 17 Liberals among our 23 ridings. With Premier Kathleen Wynne representing Toronto riding our view of Don Valleythe West in the Liberal minority government as well, we Holyday will expect the needs of our city to be offer balance given the priority they deserve at Queen’s Park. at Queen’s Park A first step took place last week when Minister of Transportation Glen Murray announced funding for an extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line from Kennedy station to the Scarborough Town Centre. This was a big issue during August’s byelections, particularly in the riding of Scarborough-Guildwood (which stayed Liberal in a race won by Mitzie Hunter). Regardless of whether one thinks replacing the aging Scarborough RT with a subway is the right or wrong decision, what it shows is the political balance shifting in the city to a point where Toronto’s support can no longer be taken for granted by the Liberals. With his experience as Toronto’s deputy mayor, we’ll be looking at Holyday to bring his perspective to a number of issues including government spending as he has a well-deserved reputation of looking after taxpayers’ money. Given the riding he represents is right on the border of the Mississauga gas power plant that was controversially cancelled by the Liberals, we also want to see Holyday holding the government to account on exactly how much was spent on that decision. Holyday is deeply respected and passionate not only about Etobicoke but all of Toronto. Having an experienced and level-headed PC with a strong understanding of the issues of the entire city bodes well for the upcoming session at Queen’s Park.

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Must-see viewing at TIFF this year I

haven’t had a chance to screen all of the TIFF 2013 entries, but I’ve been burning the midnight oil seeing as many as possible. For those who haven’t made up their minds about which ones to take in, here are my Top 5 choices. 1. Star Trek 99: Return To The Planet Of The Apps Starfleet is in a real pickle. Data, the android, is behaving erratically on the bridge, which is endangering the USS Enterprise. Urgent messages from command center to Captain Jean-Luc Picard to take care of matters have gone unanswered. With good reason, Picard is busy doing dinner theatre in New Hampshire. That leaves the higher ups with no other option but to try and coax venerable Captain James Kirk

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out of retirement yet again. Will they succeed? They’d better. The mission is a difficult one: to boldly go where no man has gone since Star Trek 66, to the volatile planet of the Apps, the only known outpost in the universe possessing the upgrades to Data’s rapidly deteriorating software. 2. Trading Places 2 A sequel of sorts to the 1980s Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd flick. Psy plays a rapper who deep down always wanted to sing opera. He moves to Spain to study with legendary tenor Leonardo (Placido Domingo) who, he discovers, always wanted to be a rapper. Insiders say the movie theme song is sure to get an Oscar nomination. Sung

by Domingo it’s titled: Opera Gangnam Style.

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Exhausted after years of fighting bad guys, Jack Sparrow takes a muchneeded break, picking up a summer job as one of two pilates instructors on a Caribbean cruise ship. Little did he know longtime rival Hector Barbossa, also in need of time away from his life of skulduggery on the Black Pearl, got the other gig. Uh, oh. Let the games begin. 4. Lord of the Onion Rings Trilogy, Episode One: Do You Want Fries With That? Frodo’s Hobbit offspring are off in Mordor dealing with the evil Gollum. Whoop dee doo. Frodo has bigger fish – and assorted other items – to fry, run-

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Service levels to Torontonians revealed Toronto council’s standing committees start meeting this week and those meetings could be very significant as far as city service levels are concerned. That’s because city manager Joe Pennachetti and his staff are reporting on the results of a city-wide service level review, to each of the city’s standing committees. And that’s where it gets interesting, according to Parkdale-High Park Councillor Gord Perks. “At those meetings I intend to move motions to improve the public service the city gets,” Perks said.


The first service review occurred at the city’s government management committee. Next up will be the planning and growth management committee meeting on Thursday. Staff is noting the city needs to improve staffing levels in the city’s building

david nickle the agenda department to deal with building permit backlogs and increases in the sign bylaw enforcement staff. FERRY SERVICE NEEDS REPLACEMENT On Monday, Sept. 16, the parks and environment committee will be looking at its own service review. Staff there have noted the ferry service to the Toronto islands needs replacement, and that both an increase in population and in severe weather means the city will have to step up service and maintenance. At the same time, the department is looking at reducing turf maintenance crews and standards.


STAFF TRY TO IMPROVE GREEN AGENDA On the environment file, the city is struggling with a number of challenges in


making the city more efficient, particularly in retaining staff and matching up state-of-good-repair schedules with energy retrofits. Staff has come up with recommendations to bolster the city’s green agenda, which includes making sure the city’s waste diversion rates exceed 70 per cent and helping residents reach the city’s environmental goals.

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Entrepreneur cleans Humber River Entrepreneur and Bloor West resident Rick Crawford (1-800-RID-OF-IT) is turning his environmental advocacy into action with his third Humber River Clean Up tomorrow. Those interested in helping out can meet at the Petro Canada gas station off South Kingsway, north of The Queensway, at 8:30 a.m. For more information and a site map visit AWARDS DEADLINE APPROACHES Time is running out for nominations for the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s annual Business Excellence Awards. The awards recognize small and medium-sized businesses in seven categories, including Global Reach, Sustainability, Under 30, Local Economic Impact, Employer of the Year, Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, and Community Service. The nomination period for this year’s awards closes at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13. Visit to find out


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Students with disabilities are getting help with the transition to college thanks to HSBC Bank Canada which gifted Humber College $45,000 for its Easy Start Transition Program. The donation benefits 100 new Humber students with an introduction to Humber services, an increased awareness of the importance of self-advocacy, and a heightened awareness of the impact of their disability on their learning. Grace Peacock is the managing editor of The Etobicoke Guardian. Her column appears every second Tuesday. Email her at gpeacock@


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Take a bus ride through history Heritage Toronto offers tour to spotlight north Etobicoke’s little-known past

headed EHS as president for nearly five years. A few years ago, Harris painstakingly researched Hop aboard Heritage Toronto’s north Etobicoke historical Surprising Suburbia: A Bus sites through the Internet Tour of North Etobicoke this and primary resources such Sunday. as land registries to develop Heritage Toronto is showand write, A Driving Tour of casing a rare historical and Northern Etobicoke, two now architectural Sept. 15 tour of out-of-print booklets that north Etobicoke in a delibguided historically keen driverate effort to augment its ers for two afternoons. popular Toronto walking Harris pitched her north Etobicoke tour to Heritage tours and expand outside the city’s downtown core. Toronto. The charitable, The three-hour afternoon arms-length agency of the tour includes Etobicoke’s City of Toronto suggested a bus tour and hired Harris to oldest home owned in lead it. 1801 by the Grubb family in Thistletown; the former “Even when we’re driving “country” branch of The from spot to spot, I have lots Hospital for Sick Children; to say,” Harris said of her tour. a one-of-a-kind in Canada “No doubt people think of Hindu mandir that is both north Etobicoke – or even an aesthetic and architecEtobicoke, Scarborough and tural marvel; the last farm North York – and think ‘it’s in Toronto, a former tollbland and boring’ but it’s not house and a so-called “ghost all bland and boring. In the town”. post-war Baby Boom, that’s where people “We’re trying to do went to live. The land a little more In the post-war Baby was needed outside the downtown Boom (north Etobicoke) t o h o u s e core by But is where people went people. going into there are to live...there are lots of lots of little Etobicoke, North York and little secrets along the secrets along Scarborough the way.” way. and do tours The three– Denise Harris, historian there. Sure, hour tour there is hisof “old and new things” tor y downtown, but there is also history starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are throughout the GTA,” said $40 (adults) and $20 (chilStacey Fowler, Heritage dren 12 and older). Register Toronto’s marketing direcin advance. tor. The bus tour ends Heritage Toronto partnered with afternoon tea at with renowned Etobicoke Montgomery’s Inn. In 1928, the Hospital for historian Denise Harris, a member of the Etobicoke York Sick Children officials built its Community Preservation “country” hospital designed for children requiring helio Pa n e l a n d Et o b i c o k e Historical Society (EHS) herior sun therapy for conditage officer. Previously, Harris tions such as tuberculosis, TAMARA SHEPHARD


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Q: Which had a larger population in the late 1800s: north or south Etobicoke? A: South Etobicoke. Because north Etobicoke was used almost exclusively for farming, its population


polio and rheumatic fever, Harris reported. It is the building now known as the Thistletown Regional Centre for Children and Adolescents, the first residential mental health centre for children in Ontario, which is soon to close. At the time, Hospital for Sick Children had a nonwinterized convalescent hospital for children on Centre Island. Participants will get off the bus for a quick tour of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a magnificent structure dedicated in 2007 which is carved entirely of white marble and limestone that cuts an impressive figure in an otherwise flat landscape of homes and industrial businesses just off Hwy. 427 and Finch Avenue West. An architectural marvel, construction of the temple is based on Vedic engineering principles, without use of steel or nails. It is a technique

The crowd at the 1933 Claireville Spring Fair, above, looking northeast from west side of Indian Line, 1933. The white frame building at far left is the 1870 Claireville General Store on Albion Road; the foundation of the house at 34 Jason Rd., (below right) was originally John Grubb’s piggery, built in 1835 and converted to a residence during the First World War; the Country Branch of the Hospital for Sick Children was located in Thistletown (now 51 Panorama Ct.) and opened Oct. 24, 1928. The photo (below left) shows the rear of the building and the large porches where children could sleep outside in the fresh air and sun.

passed down from generation to generation of Indian craftsmen and builders. Tonnes of Turkish limes t o n e, It a l i a n m a r b l e, Burmese teakwood and Indian sandstone were used in the temple’s construction. It also houses the IndoCanadian museum. “It’s gorgeous. It’s the only

one of its kind in Canada,” Harris said of the mandir. What Harris calls Etobicoke’s “ghost town” is property in the village of Claireville in Etobicoke’s extreme northwest corner, once populated by 14 houses. Today, a few houses remain, surrounded by industrial and commercial businesses after

the area was zoned for industrial and employment uses. The 1852 toll house once ow n e d by C h r i s t o p h e r Armstrong, who ran a toll on Albion Road in the 1870s, is listed on the city’s inventory of heritage properties.

was sparser than south Etobicoke, which already had a few areas that were quite built up, like Mimico and the Village of Islington. Only four communities in north Etobicoke were big enough in 1878 to even

have a name and a post office: Highfield, Smithfield, Claireville and Thistletown.

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Healthy Eating and Label Reading with Type 2 Diabetes WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: West Toronto Diabetes Education, 365 Evans Ave. CONTACT: Carol Sweet, 416-252-1928 ext. 299, COST: Free Do you have or at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes? Learn about healthy eating and label reading at this workshop. Call to register. Etobicoke Parkinson Support Group WHEN: 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Church of Christ the King, 475 Rathburn Rd. CONTACT: 905-677-4419 COST: Free Parkinson Support Group. Open to everyone. CARP Etobicoke Meeting WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Fairfield Seniors’ Centre, 80 Lothian Ave. CONTACT: COST: Free CARP Etobicoke Chapter hosts a presentation on the topic, ‘Dealing with Community Care Access Centres’. The speaker will be Nancy Gale, director strategic communications and stakeholder management, Mississauga Halton CCAC. Email to confirm attendance. Etobicoke Horticultural Society September Meeting WHEN: 8 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, 525 Prince Edward Dr. CONTACT: Barbara Yake, 416-233-9795,, COST: Free Join us for the Etobicoke Horticultural Society’s September meeting with speaker Dugald Cameron, co-founder, owner and president of Gardenimport, a mail order nursery business that supplies the latest bulbs, plants, vines and shrubs to gardeners across Canada.

w Friday, Sept. 13

St.Philip’s Community Cafe WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: St. Philip’s Community Cafe, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 21 and 22 WHERE: Centre for the Arts, Church on The Queensway, 1536 The Queensway CONTACT: 416255-6750, COST: $10 This family friendly show features an outstanding c a s t , a live orchestra and breathtaking multimedia visuals. Doors open one hour prior to the listed performance times.

COST: Free Drop in for a visit and enjoy some quiet time with friends and neighbours. Enjoy books, cards and board games and conversation. Refreshments served.

w Saturday, Sept.14

Charity Fundraising Barbecue and Yard Sale WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Abundant Life Assembly Church, 145 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: Florence, 416-249-7891, abundantlifefamily@ COST: Free Participate in this fundraising event for the church. Holy Angels Fun Fair WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Holy Angels Catholic Elementary School, 65 Jutland Rd. CONTACT:, COST: $1 per ticket Join us for a fun family event with: a tasty bbq, bouncy castles, Home Depot building kits, stuffed animal adoption, cake walk, silent auction and more. 13th Annual Bandathon Fundraiser WHEN: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. WHERE: The Irish Shebeen, 555 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: 416-695-9178 Enjoy the sounds of 12 bands at this annual fundraiser for Ride for Sight. Features local celebrities, prizes and raffles. No cover charge.

w Sunday, Sept. 15 Community Day

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. WHERE: Toronto West Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1621 Albion Rd. CONTACT: 416-401-0030,, COST: Free Free clothing, free food items, free cooked meal, free massage, free children’s games. Discover how to prevent and cope with diabetes and high blood pressure. Jazz Vespers WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip Anglican Church, 25 St. Phillips Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181COST: Free This week featuring jazz pianist, composer/arranger, Mark Eisenman and his quartet. Freewill offering. Community Concert WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Abundant Life Assembly Church, 145 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: Rev. Allan Bowen, 416-249-7891, COST: Free Outreach to the community.

w Monday, Sept. 16

Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-2313431, COST: $2 Join a group of avid readers one morning a month that includes a light breakfast and some literary fun. Membership to centre required. Seed Saving WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Community Health Centre, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: 416-231-7070 ext. 307 COST: Free Learn how to collect seeds from your own garden at this hands-on workshop. Call to register. Etobicoke MS Self-help Group WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Royal York/Lawrence area, Lawrence Avenue West CONTACT: Lynn Laccohee, 416-967-3032, lynn.laccohee@ COST: Free Men and women with Multiple Sclerosis get together for support, encouragement and information. Pre-registration is required. Meeting location will be provided after registration. Stress Management Through Restorative Meditation WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, COST: Free Led by a Meditation Toronto instructor, this class includes 20 minutes of meditation and 40 minutes of stressrelieving stretches. Drop-in class. Bring yoga mat.

Monday Morning Mingle 55+ WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, COST: $2 Start your week with a light breakfast, game of pool or recap the headlines from the weekend. Membership to centre required.

Branch 101 Euchre WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 101, 3850 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Patricia Conway-Willis, 416-695-3976, COST: $5 Come out, have fun and make new friends.

Book Club 55+ WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968

w Tuesday, Sept. 17

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

Pints of View WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE:

Westmount Army and Navy Club, 41 Kingdom St. CONTACT: 416-2475181 COST: Free Drop in for some lively discussion, prayer and a beef.

w Wednesday, Sept. 18

Habitat for Humanity Toronto’s 2013 Women Build WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Acme Crescent Build Site, 42-52 Acme Crescent CONTACT: Sally Ding, 416-755-7353 ext. 256, www., events@ COST: Fundraise: $500 Join Habitat for Humanity Toronto at the 2013 Women Build from September 18-28 to fight against substandard housing. Work with over 1,000 dedicated super-women in building six homes and raising $1 million for families in need at the Acme Crescent build site, located in Toronto’s west end. No construction experience required. On the job training, safety gear, and all of the essential tools are provided to participants. Parenting Book Club WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave. CONTACT: 416-394-5120, www. COST: Free Join neighbourhood families at Richview’s inaugural Parenting Book Club. Parents are welcome to bring children. This ‘guilt-free’ book club allows parents to read book whenever they have time. Call to register.

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 to submit your events (click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page).





MONDAY, SEPT. 16 ◗ Vaughan Panthers vs. West Mall Lightning (Vaughan Sports Village B, 2600 Rutherford Maple., 6:05 p.m.)

Conner Thompson, of the West Mall Lightning, gets tripped by Logan Heaney, of the Clarkson Hurricanes, during a minor atom hockey game at Centennial Arena last Wednesday afternoon.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 ◗ Toronto Wolverines vs. West Mall Lightning (York Arena, 2125 Lawrence Ave. W., 9:30 a.m.) FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ◗ Vaughan Rangers vs. West Mall Lightning (Al Palladini East, 9201 Islington Ave., Woodbridge, 6:15 p.m.)

Staff photo/NICK PERRY

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 ◗ West Mall Lightning vs. Duffield Devils (Pinepoint, 15 Grierson Rd., 6:10 p.m.)



In Greater Toronto Hockey League minor midget AA west action, the Humber Valley Sharks take on the West Mall Lightning on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9:15 p.m. at the Mastercard Centre.

MONDAY, SEPT. 16 ◗ Vaughan Rangers vs. Humber Valley Sharks (Vaughan Sports Village D, 2600 Rutherford Maple. 6:25 p.m.) SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 ◗ Humber Valley Sharks vs. Streetseville Tigers (Mastercard Centre, 400 Kipling Ave., 12:40 p.m.) FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ◗ Toronto Royals vs. Humber Valley Sharks (Buckingham Arena, 57 Carl Hall Rd., 7:10 p.m.) SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 ◗ Humber Valley Sharks vs. York Toros (Mastercard Centre, 400 Kipling Ave., 12:40 p.m.) ATOM A WEST

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 ◗ Toronto Royals vs. Humberview Huskies (Vaughan Sports Village D, 2600 Rutherford Maple,12:10 p.m.) ATOM AA WEST

MONDAY, SEPT. 16 ◗ Humber Valley Sharks vs. Streetsville Tigers (Pinepoint, 15 Grierson Rd., 6:15 p.m.) ◗ Vaughan Rangers vs. West Mall Lightning (Vaughan Sports Village D, 2600 Rutherford Maple,12:50 p.m.)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 ◗ Humberview Huskies vs. Avalanche (Westwood, 90 Woodbine Downs Blvd., 6:25 p.m.)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 ◗ Ice Warriors vs. West Mall Lightning (Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Pl., Mississauga 6:35 p.m.)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 ◗ Toronto Wolverines vs. Humberview Huskies (Vaughan Sports Village D, 2600 Rutherford Maple,12:50 p.m.)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 ◗ Toronto Wolverines vs. Humber Valley Sharks (Etobicoke Ice Sports, 1120 Martin Grove Rd., 6:35 p.m.)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ◗ Vaughan Rangers vs. Humberview Huskies (Al Palladini East, 9201 Islington Ave., Woodbridge, 7:10 p.m.)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ◗ West Mall Lightning vs. Mississauga Terriers (Etobicoke Centennial West, 256 Centennial Park Rd., 6:10 p.m. )

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 ◗ Humber Valley Sharks vs. Toronto Royals (Mastercard Centre, 400 Kipling Ave., 1:40 p.m.) MINOR PEEWEE A WEST

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 ◗ Humber Valley Sharks vs. Downsview Beavers (Mastercard Centre, 400 Kipling Ave., 6:45 p.m.) FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 ◗ Humberview Huskies vs. Toronto Royals (Westwood, 90 Woodbine Downs Blvd., 7:25 p.m.) SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 ◗ Toronto Royals vs. West Mall Lightning (Westwood, 90 Woodbine Downs Blvd., 12:25 p.m.) ◗ Humber Valley Sharks vs. Toronto Eagles (York Arena, 2125 Lawrence Ave. W., 7:10 p.m.) SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 ◗ Vaughan Panthers vs. Humberview Huskies (Vaughan Sports Village D, 2600 Rutherford Maple,11:20 a.m.)

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 ◗ Toronto Eagles vs. West Mall Lightning (Lambton Arena, 4100 Dundas St. W., 1:25 p.m.) ◗ Avalanche vs. Humber Valley Sharks (York Arena, 2125 Lawrence Ave. W., 2:20 p.m.) MINOR PEEWEE AA WEST

MONDAY, SEPT. 16 ◗ Mississauga Terriers vs. Humber Valley Sharks (Erin Mills, 4100 Dundas St. W., 3205 Unity Dr., Mississauga 6:50 p.m.) ◗ Avalanche vs. Humber Valley Sharks (York Arena, 2125 Lawrence Ave. W., 2:20 p.m.) THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 ◗ Etobicoke Canucks vs. Vaughan Rangers (Pinepoint, 15 Grierson Rd., 6:15 p.m.) ◗ Mississauga Jets vs. West Mall Lightning (Iceland, 705 Matheson Blvd., Mississauga, 6:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 ◗ Humberview Huskies vs. Toronto Eagles Westwood, 90 Woodbine Down Blvd., 7:40 p.m.)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 ◗ Humberview Huskies vs. Ice Warriors (York, 989 Murray Ross Pkwy., 11:40 a.m.) ◗ Streetsville Tigers vs. Etobicoke Canucks (York, 989 Murray Ross Pkwy., 11:55 a.m.) MONDAY, SEPT. 23 ◗ Mississauga Terriers vs. West Mall Lightning (Erim Mills, 3205 Unity Dr., Mississauga, 6:50 p.m.) THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 ◗ Etobicoke Canucks vs. Duffield Devils (Pinepoint, 15 Grierson Rd., 7:15 p.m.) FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ◗ Toronto Wolverines vs. Humber Valley Sharks (Etobicoke Ice Sports, 1120 Martin Grove Rd., 6:35 p.m.) ◗ West Mall Lightning vs. Mississauga North Stars (Etocioke Centennial West, 56 Centennial Park Rd., 7:20 p.m.) ◗ York Toros vs. Humberview Huskies (Weston, 2125 Lawrence Ave. W., 7:30 p.m.) SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 ◗ Avalanche vs. Humberview Huskies (York, 989 Murray Ross Pkwy., 1:15 p.m.)


MONDAY, SEPT. 16 ◗ Mississauga Terriers vs. Humber Valley Sharks (Erin Mills, 3205 Unity Dr., Mississauga, 6:50 p.m.) THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 ◗ Etobicoke Canucks vs. Vaughan Rangers (Pinepoint, 15 Grierson Rd., 6:15 p.m.) ◗ Mississauga Jets vs. West Mall Lightning (Iceland, 705 Matheson Blvd., Mississauga 6:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 ◗ Humberview Huskies vs. Toronto Eagles (Westwood, 90 Woodbine Downs Blvd. 7:40 p.m.)


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TUFF finds a platform on TTC screens The seventh annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) features 82 silent films screening on subway video screens until Monday, Sept. 16. Commuters can watch films from emerging and experimental filmmakers every 10 minutes or uninterrupted at three designated Film Zones at Bloor, Dundas and St. Andrew stations. Canadian filmmaking icon Bruce McDonald will award prizes to the top filmmakers during an awards ceremony Sunday, Sept. 15. Visit festival road wFilm closures

Due to the increased foot traffic of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) around festival venues such as Roy Thomson Hall and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, King Street between John and Duncan streets will close to car and bike traffic, until the festival ends on Sunday, Sept. 15. The 504 King streetcar will still be in operation through-

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT out the closure, so don’t be surprised if some movie stars take The Better Way to get to their premieres. shelter poster campaign unveiled wBus

Close the Housing Gap recently unveiled a new poster campaign to run in TTC bus shelters. The city-led advocacy group seeks more provincial and federal funding for public housing repairs. For more information about the campaign, visit Stintz sends letter to Metrolinx Karen Stintz, who was not at last week’s Scarborough subway announcement, wants more information about the plan. Last Friday, the TTC chair sent a letter to Metrolinx chair Rob Prichard seeking


“clarity” on the proposal to extend the eastern end of the Bloor-Danforth line by two stops. Stintz wants confirmation the $1.4 billion project adheres to the terms of the city’s light rail master agreement with Metrolinx, which was re-opened in July following a vote by city council – including Stintz – to shelve the Scarborough LRT in favour of a three-stop subway. GO Trains to Exhibition wMore

There are now more GO Transit trains serving the stop at Exhibition Place. Beginning early this month, GO added four additional early morning trips east and west on the Lakeshore line, which includes the Exhibition GO station. The Liberty Village BIA welcomed the increase, saying it was in response to years of lobbying. Rahul Gupta is The Guardian’s transit reporter. His column appears every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT



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Sales & Marketing Coordinator THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and we’re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit THE OPPORTUNITY We are currently looking for an energetic and inspired Sales & Marketing Coordinator to work in our fast-paced Corporate Sales Division at 10 Tempo Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 2N8. Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Support Supervisor, the successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, high attention to detail and excel in a team environment. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Work collaboratively with Corporate Sales Account Executives and team to assist and support all client initiatives. Process electronic orders and materials as directed by Account Executives. Assist in the preparation of presentations, reports and proposals. Communicate with internal and external personnel to research, clarify and document requested information. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR · Degree or diploma in marketing/advertising, or equivalent work experience · Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint · Positive attitude and excellent communication skills · Strong organizational and time management skills · Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with strong attention to detail. WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU · Opportunity to be part of an exciting company at the cutting edge of the media industry · Work for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your communities · Competitive compensation plan and Group RSP · Be part of a company that is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment · We provide individualized career plans and extensive ongoing development opportunities · We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll receive a comprehensive benefits package and a generous vacation plan If working for a highly energized, competitive team is your ideal environment, please email your resume to by September 16th, 2013. Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Job Title: Full Time Verification & Customer Support Representative Department: Toronto Community News Circulation Job Summary: The Verification & Customer Support Representative is responsible for ensuring that all customer concerns through phone, email or otherwise are professionally handled and logged following the policies and procedures laid out in the Circulation Department. You will also be responsible for data entry and tracking entries made into our system as directed by the policies and procedures and by your manager. Position Accountabilities: • The Verification team handles a high volume of calls relating to customer issues and general inquiries • Outgoing calls are made to ensure that proper receipt of all products have been made in a timely and secured manner. • From receipt of a customer concern, each member of the team must take ownership of the call to ensure the issue has been fully resolved in a professional and expedient manner by resolving the issue personally or ensuring the appropriate party has resolved the concern to provide excellent service to our customers • Data entry into the internal Inca system • Various duties as assigned by the Team Lead What we are looking for: • Energetic and professional customer service professional • Experience in a customer service role is an asset • Excellent phone manners are essential • Ability to work and make decisions in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment • Ability to effectively listen and react with a solution • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a positive attitude • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task • Proficiency in MS office

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FREELANCE CREATIVE WRITERS WANTED! Metroland Media Group Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation. We are a dynamic and highly entrepreneurial media company delivering vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We are enabling the digital transformation of our leading traditional media assets and developing leading edge ideas into our next generation of businesses. Our Digital Operations team is looking to connect with talented freelance writers to create compelling, original web content on a variety of topics. This freelance role will involve creating written content for websites and conducting research to obtain factual information and authentic detail(s). Our freelance writers will work with clients to develop engaging and informative articles to attract and inform our online readers. Those with experience writing on home improvements, health, real estate, financial and automotive topics are especially encouraged to apply. Our ideal applicants will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to produce clean, quality content on tight deadlines. Experience writing for the web and an understanding of web content strategies and SEO would be assets. If interested in being a Freelance Creative Writer for us, please send your resume, cover letter and links to samples of your work to by September 30, 2013. Please reference “FREELANCE CREATIVE WRITER” in the Subject Line. Houses for Rent

Shared Accommodations

BROWN’S LINE/ Honer2 bedroom, with finished basement. Price negotiable. Non-smoking/ pets. Available immediately. $1500+ utilities & l a n d s c a p i n g . 416-259-2737.

ALBION/ FINCH, 1 bedroom in condo. Near Humber College. Male/ Female, $550 inclusive. Non-smoking/ pets, available immediately. Call 905-836-9034.

JOB TITLE: Machine Operator BUSINESS UNIT: Toronto, Warehouse 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto warehouse has immediate openings for the position of Machine Operator on the alphaliner machine. We are looking for energetic and motivated individuals who are available to work part-time and flexible shifts including possible weekend shift. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR Position Requirements: • Basic equipment and tool maintenance training and /or related experience • Mechanical ability required for making minor repairs • Basic computer skills (MS word, MS excel) • Physically capable of lifting and carrying material up to a maximum of 35-40-lbs • Must have an excellent command of the English language (reading/speaking/writing) • Demonstrated basic numeracy Applicants can submit their resumes to no later than September 13, 2013 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Landscape maintenance and snow removal crew leaders and general labourers required immediately for company located in north Etobicoke. Crew leader positions require a clean valid driver’s licence and experience.

Please email your resume to or call 416-674-0008.


Widdicombe Place 53 Widdicombe Hill Blvd.


With breathtaking city & lake views. Close to shopping/TTC. Easy access to all highways. Hardwood, ceramic floors, A/C, 5 appliances, Concierge services. Indoor pool, sauna, tennis crt, whirlpool, Exercise facility, golf simulator.

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Industrial/Commercial for Rent/Wanted 658 THE Queensway. Ground +2nd floors. 1100 sq.ft. each. Fully renovated. Suitable for offices, retail, beauty salon, professional uses. 416-457-4501

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Home Renovations CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! 416-242-8863

BUILDER/ GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL. Finished basements. Painting. Bathrooms. Ceramic tiles. Flat roofs. Leaking basements. Brick/chimney repairs. House additions 905-764-6667, 416-823-5120


EMERGENCY? Clogged drain, camera inspection Leaky pipes Reasonable price, 25 years experience Licensed/ Insured credit card accepted Free estimate James Chen 647-519-9506

Decks & Fences 0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Lowest Prices! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752

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596 Renforth Dr. (Rathburn/ Renforth)

Proceeds all go to Lakeshore Chapter #257 order of the Eastern Star

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Decks & Fences

Masonry & Concrete

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 NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.19/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 27 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






ROOFING 20% discount, Fall Special. FREE estimates. Flats & Shingle Roof Specialist. 647-290-8725

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

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‘07 MUSTANG, $13,000. 6V Pony Package, 110,000km, Dark grey colour, black cloth interior, automatic transmission, like new inside and out. New brakes last Spring, reg. oil changes, A/C, alloy wheels, ABS Brakes. 6 CD Player, dual airbag, keyless entry, power: mirrors, steering, windows, adjustable seat, door locks, tilt steering, cruise control, also includes Winter tires with rims. Call 416-816-3770

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