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TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com A document to guide growth and change in historic Mimico-By-TheLake over the next 20 years will come before community and Toronto councils next spring. City planners presented the public with the emerging MimicoBy-The-Lake Secondary Plan of their recommendations last Thursday at an open house at the Mimico Adult Centre. Earlier, an open house in November had gathered public feedback on the work of Mimico 20/20 consultants’ Urban Strategies. That feedback then informed city planners’ emerging Secondary Plan. A Secondary Plan is part of Toronto’s Official Plan that establishes more detailed local development policies to guide growth and change within a specific area. There are 32 Secondary Plans across the city. T h e Mi m i c o - By- T h e - L a k e Secondary Plan will distill hundreds of pages of documents from cityhired consultants’ Urban Strategies Inc., city planning research and documents, as well as public feedback into a concise 20-page document, explained Matthew Premru, the city planner who will author the secondary plan. Among planners’ recommendations in the emerging secondary plan is that heights of any future >>>MIMICO, page 2

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MORNING SONG: The Holy Child Catholic School choir perform at Humberwood Centre's holiday breakfast on Wednesday morning, which brought together students from Humberwood Downs Junior Middle Academy and Holy Child Catholic School. Singers include Michael Gomes and Bianca Pereira in the front row, with Nyasia Borland, Shelby Among, Rhea Alveres, and Cassandra Guevarra.

Plans for Olympium upgrades revealed Swimming facility to shut down in July for one year CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Nearly 75 Etobicoke Olympium patrons came out to a meeting

Wednesday night to hear plans for the year-long, $20-million renovation project at the facility in advance of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games.

The Olympium, a multi-sport facility that features an Olympicsized pool, leisure pool, gymnasium and fitness centre, will be used during the Games as a training site

for swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming. To prepare for the Games, the Olympium will be closed to the public from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014 for extensive renovations, including: improvements to the >>>feds, page 4

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Mimico 20/20 revitalization project launched in 2007 >>>from page 1 buildings be restricted into three bands of development: • Tall buildings be contained to an area between Lake Shore Boulevard and the lake, to a maximum height of 25 storeys, with a two to four storey podium and minimum tower separation distance of 25 metres between buildings; • Avenues mid-rise buildings along the Lake Shore Boulevard West main street to a maximum of eight storeys; • Lake front tall buildings to a maximum height of 15 storeys, with the same podium height and separation distance as tall buildings. City planners heard from residents at earlier meetings a desire for redevelopment, including the potential for condominiums, not reach the heights of those to the east in the Humber Bay Shores’

community where the Eau du Soleil condominiums to replace the recently demolished The Beach Motel are proposed to be 44 and 66 storeys. “We don’t want tall buildings to override the main street and take away from the pedestrian experience or the main street,” Premru, lead planner on Mimico 20/20 and Mimico-By-The-Lake Secondary Plan author said Wednesday in an interview in his Etobicoke planning department office. “We don’t want to override the lake and public parks or the village heart.” building height restrictions However, while the building height restrictions may be amenable to many residents, the development industry has given the height restrictions a thumbs down. “The development industry

has said the heights we’re recommending as not an incentive to redevelop,” Premru said of lands currently occupied by apartment buildings. “The public is concerned about height and density. Our role is in the middle to achieve a reasonable balance and at the end of the day make recommendations for appropriate development standards.” Urban Strategies Inc. identified Superior Avenue as the village heart of Mimico-By-The-Lake. After residents told city planners the village heart should be extended to include Mimico Avenue, Superior Avenue and Amos Waites Park, that change has been made in the emerging secondary plan, Premru said. Mimico 20/20 is a revitalization project launched in 2007 to develop a comprehensive planning framework to inform future development in the lakefront community. The

study area stretches from just east of Miles Road to Fleeceline Road, mostly south of Lake Shore. Premru and senior city planner Kathryn Thom addressed ongoing community concerns that affordable housing be protected in the community by a 1:1 replacement policy embedded in the city’s Official Plan. One-to-one rental replacement will be upheld, but the details of how it will be implemented has yet to be determined in the final secondary plan report, Premru and Thom said. Planners also heard from residents that Mimico Linear Park is too narrow. In future, any lakefront redevelopment will require a developer to provide a strip of lakefront property for park purposes, Premru said. But he stressed future MimicoBy-The-Lake’s revitalization can’t come only from redevelopment.

“The (secondary) plan can’t rely on redevelopment because it may not be every owner’s objective,” he said of existing apartment building owners. “We need to provide a range of options for revitalization to take place, including redevelopment, infill development and renewal through the city’s Tower Renewal project to improve existing facilities, make them more modern, more efficient, improve the aesthetics. The plan cannot solely rely on redevelopment.” feedback wanted Residents are encouraged to provide their feedback to the recent open house on the Mimico-By-TheLake Secondary Plan by Dec. 17. Visit www.toronto.ca/planning/ pdf/dec_6_2012_open_house_ feedback_form.pdf to access the comment form online.

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Specialized physio hoped to get toddler walking Community rallies behind family to help fund treatment TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com

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en Benoit is a personal trainer who works 16 hour days to build his business and help his clients achieve great health and fitness. Yet the one person he’d like to help most, he can’t. Benoit and partner Aida Kadic’s one-year-old son, Kaden, can’t sit or crawl yet on his own. Kaden has been diagnosed with hypotonia, a state of low muscle tone and control. Its cause in Kaden is a rare chromosomal deletion that affects his motor nerve control by his brain. The baby is missing some genes along chromosome two, but the deletion is so rare doctors can’t predict his future. This week, Kaden started his third, two-week block of specialized physiotherapy called CME with physiotherapy Simona DeMarchi, founder and director of North York-based Blue Balloon Physiotherapy. CME or Cuevas Medic Exercises was created by Chilean physiotherapist Ramon Cuevas in 1972. CME is an avant-garde approach inspired to provoke automatic motor responses in motor-delayed children three months of age and older with need of the child’s co-operation or motivation. CME is not covered by OHIP. DeMarchi moves Kaden’s body through a series of exercises during intensive 50-minute sessions. DeMarchi trained under Cuevas in Chile. She is the only level 4 certified CME physiotherapist in the world. “She’s our angel,” Benoit said of DeMarchi. “She’s my best friend. I see so much hope in her,” Kadic said. “Kaden is responding really nicely to CME. His head control is much better. It’s God-given luck Simona happens to be in Toronto.” But the family, who lived in Etobicoke up until a few months ago and now call Mississauga home, cannot afford ongoing CME treatment, which costs $150 a session or $1,500 for a twoweek block of treatment. Two-

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Little Kaden Benoit who has hypotonia, which results in decreased muscle tone, does exercises with the help of his parents Aida and Len.

week treatments are followed by two-week breaks. “Going into the first block (of treatments), we knew we wouldn’t be able to afford ongoing treatment,” Kadic said. “It’s hard to accept money from family, let alone ask friends and strangers.” Last month, clients of Benoit’s Etobicoke-based Fit 1 Boot Camp, led by client Leah Cook, organized a fundraiser at a Bloor West Legion that collected more than $10,000 to help with the cost of Kaden’s CME physiotherapy. Benoit and Kadic were moved to tears as they recalled the generosity of both the clients who organized the fundraiser and the people, including strangers, who attended. “(M)any of us on the periphery feel we need to become the “village” to help get Kaden literally up and running,” Benoit’s Etobicoke client Sandi Hymers said. “I sometimes think that it’s

hard enough ‘doing a life’ when you are 100 per cent. I’d like to see a little guy like Kaden have a fighting chance at a full life.” Benoit said asking for help did not come easy for him. “I’ve never asked anybody for anything in my life,” Benoit said, sitting with Kaden on his lap. “It was so hard to put what is so private out so publicly to everyone. My brother-in-law wrote a letter on Facebook. ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and he asked everyone to be Kaden’s village. I cried like a child. It was so hard to read.” kindness of strangers Complete strangers donated on Kaden’s website. “Donations started coming in one, then another one, then another one,” Benoit recalled, his voice breaking with emotion. “People were sending texts and emails asking how they could

help. Kids were giving us money from their piggy banks. I’m not sure anything was harder than that. “People are beautiful. There’s a lot of good people out there who just want to help.” This week, CME physiotherapist DeMarchi began a third, twoweek block of daily treatment with Kaden. CME therapy offered in the community is simply not sufficient, DeMarchi said, to see improvements in children with complex needs. “We’re trying to provoke Kaden’s brain to make connections (to fix) whatever happened in his development with the deletion on his chromosome map,” DeMarchi explained of the therapy that provokes improved motor control. “We’re trying to encourage sitting, crawling, keeping his weight on his hands, movements of a child typically does at a year old.”

DeMarchi reported Kadic has already booked CME therapy blocks for Kaden with her throughout 2013. “We don’t know what will happen with Kaden over the course of his life,” DeMarchi said. “We want to give him as much therapy as possible to see how far he can go. Aida is convinced he will walk independently. But it’s a long course of therapy. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Teya is a case in point. DeMarchi treated the little girl from seven months old until age two-and-a-half. Teya has an underdeveloped cerebellum and could not sit, walk or talk. She is also deaf. Cuevas then worked with Teya from age four-and-ahalf to eight-and-a-half. Today, DeMarchi reported Teya walks independently, gets around on her own and is “doing far more than people predicted she would do.” DeMarchi is convinced CME therapy will benefit Kaden. “I wholeheartedly believe if Kaden has the ability to become independently mobile, this is the therapy that will get him there. Whether his brain makes that step, we have to see,” she said. Kaden is also far-sighted and requires glasses to see properly. When he was first born, it was his hearing not his hypotonia that concerned doctors. After birth, he was rushed to the neonatal ICU, where he stayed for three days. After numerous tests, Kaden was diagnosed with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, which can range from profoundly to moderately deaf to not deaf at all. Kadic and Benoit learned Kaden’s auditory nerves are too thin, ruling out a cochlear implant to help him hear. Soon Kaden will start speech therapy. Kadic is determined to see her youngest child walk, talk and lead a full life. “I refuse to believe anything over than he’s going to be just fine,” she said. “I’m going to watch him play with his brother (Aidan, 8). He’s going to grow up walking, talking, listening and playing just like everyone else... “This little guy has taught us so much. We’ve been through so many emotions. We love him so much.” Visit www.helpkaden.com to donate to Kaden’s CME therapy costs. Donations may also be made at any TD Canada Trust bank branch to the account “Kaden Ermin Benoit”, account number 10362 004 06346324520.

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>>>from page 1 existing pool, upgrading the dive tower to meet Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) requirements, major overhaul of the facility’s mechanical and electrical systems, and renovations to the building’s lobby and administrative areas. “We have here what has been a high-class, top-rated, world-class facility for many years, but now the building needs some help,” said Etobicoke Centre Councillor and Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday. “Fortunately, that’s transpiring and we’re going to get some financial aid and we’re going to build what’s needed to make this building last for another 40 years.” The federal government will take on the lion’s share of the project, providing 56 per cent of the funding for the $20 million undertaking, with the city picking up the tab for the remaining 44 per cent. Catherine Meade, director of 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games for the City of Toronto, said the much-needed upgrades to the Olympium would not have otherwise been possible. “For a project like this one, this is work that absolutely needed to be done, but we couldn’t really afford it,” she said. “That’s what’s great about partnering with the federal government for the Pan Am Games – it’s allowing us to do work that needed to be done and actually be able to afford it.” At the pool level, the Olympium’s leak-plagued Olympic-sized pool will essentially be replaced, with a brand new pool liner that will be fitted over the existing pool, the dive tower will be widened to allow for synchronized diving, and new showers will

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The Etobicoke Olympium will close in July 2013, for one year, to accommodate renovations leading up to the Pan/Parapan Am Games. The Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club is just one of the many groups who use the facilities.

be added at the tower. New bleachers, a new sound system and LED lighting is also set to be installed. And, perhaps most “critical”, said Meade, will be the new ventilation and dehumidification systems for the pools. For patrons like Ron Armstrong, who swims with the Etobicoke Olympium Masters Aquatic Club, the new dehumidification system will be a breath of fresh air. “It’s just a fabulous facility, but it’s tired...The ventilation definitely needs upgrading. There’s a lot of people in our Masters Club who have difficulty breathing,” he said, noting that the leisure pool area is especially stifling. “We’ve even had to open doors in the middle of winter to allow air to flow through, and even then the fumes coming off the pool are such that you can’t catch your breath, you can’t breathe sometimes.” To help the Olympium’s “treasured” users find temporary new homes during the facility’s year-long renovations, Olympium staff have

been seeking out alternative facilities in Etobicoke and across the city, said Janie Romoff, director of Community Recreation for the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department. While Olympium staff have successfully relocated 1,500 of its 2,000 annual swimming lessons to other area pools, and have negotiated with Alderwood, Norseman, Memorial and Gus Ryder pools to add more leisure swims to their schedules to accommodate for the greater demand during the Olympium’s closure, they’re still working closely with many of the competitive swim clubs and diving clubs to find them alternate facilities. “This has been a big struggle for us around finding the appropriate place to try and accommodate those needs, especially because this pool has so many specialized functions,” Romoff said, noting that potential pools have been identified with the school board, at University of Toronto, in Mississauga, and at McMaster University.

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ith less than two weeks until Christmas Day, the festive spirit is increasingly evident in the streets of Etobicoke . For some, that means decorating the Christmas tree or buying gifts for loved ones. For others, volunteering your time to help those less fortunate is a rewarding experience. Need more ideas? Visit our website at www.etobicokeguardian.com and scroll down to the Featured Content section where our columnists offer no shortage of things to do. Get creative and try making a winter snow globe with simple instructions provided by entertainment columnist Jennifer Peters. (http://bit.ly/UnYhz4) Or make your holiday season delicious by following the easy-to-do main course recipes ranging from salmon with oven roasted tomatoes to sweet potato mash. (http://bit. ly/W9ebQ9) If you would rather go out and eat, listen to the advice of Jessica Ruby, the Gourmet Frugalista, in her latest column on where to dine for comfort food to get you through the cold winter. (http://bit.ly/XbFgkI) To keep this season festive, it’s important to stay healthy and pain-free as health columnist Gita Mikal reminds readers in her Less Pain, More Gain column this week. (http://bit.ly/SUdnhf ) “The sweet smell of freshly baked gingerbread fills the air, a stack of greeting cards are ready to be mailed and a pile of wrapped gifts are all reminders of the hustle and bustle of the season and the joyful time to be shared with family and friends,” Mikal writes. “Let’s make it pain free and enjoy the festivities.” For sweets lovers, heed the words of dentist Dr. Jody Zajacz in her column and take care of your oral health, especially when sugary foods like cookies, chocolates and candy are readily available. (http://bit.ly/UpEwrT) And pet owners, keep your animals safe as veterinarian Dr. Brad Cotter warns that veterinary emergency hospitals see an increase in accidental poisonings during the holidays. (http://bit.ly/UHsHex) “Chocolate may be the most well-known toxin, but is still one of the most common,” he writes in his 24/7 Vets blog posting. We welcome more ideas and suggestions on how to keep Christmas merry and the holidays happy. Write us a letter to the editor at etg@insidetoronto.com and share your annual traditions that make this time of year enjoyable for all.

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t the centre of the debate freezing the Toronto Police Service budget is the question of whether residents will remain safe. Police Chief Bill Blair originally thought that limiting his budget expenditures to last year’s level would have consequences. “When we don’t have enough police officers,” he was quoted as saying, “our ability to keep ... communities safe can be affected.” But the Police Services Board remained unconvinced, and unanimously voted to approve the budget without an increase. Chief Blair commands 5,320 uniformed officers and a budget of almost $930 millon. Like Blair, residents may now wonder if they will remain safe. Toronto’s backdrop of declining crime rates is promising. The most recent data show substantial decreases in all forms of crime, with the exception of a minor jump in the murder rate. On a per capita basis, we are safer now than we have been for decades. Part of the reason is demographics, since the section of population most engaged in crime, young

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men, is declining. Part of our crime reduction is due to the intelligent use of technology and smarter policing. Yet the Police Services Board, in combination with city council, has given Chief Blair a tough assignment. With a budget consisting of more than 90 per cent in labour costs, he must look at the number and productivity of his staff. He begins from a difficult position, since the board agreed to a collective agreement that keeps Toronto’s officers the highest paid in Canada. With increases on average three times more than council paid to its unionized staff, the board locked-in budget increases and expensive officers. Nor was the board particularly helpful in wresting productivity gains during labour negotiations. It follows that Chief Blair must get more out of his workforce. He will probably

start with reviewing his organization, and work to reduce the practice of twoofficer patrols. Although these and other changes are essential, such ideas are easier said than done. The biggest challenge to achieving enough productivity gains is due to the size and power of the police union, the vigilant, wellfinanced Toronto Police Association. The board is already anticipating legal challenges should Chief Blair downsize his organization or attempt productivity gains contrary to the wishes of the union. And so we come back to questions of whether Torontonians will remain safe, and how Chief Blair can make that assurance with constrained resources. Thanks to fewer young men in our population, adequate investment in technology and a history of smart policing, Torontonians will be safe. But due to inflexibility in labour relations, Chief Blair’s options are limited. n David Soknacki is a former City of Toronto councillor and budget chief. Contact him at www.soknacki.com

To the editor: I would deduce that Clayton Ruby’s victory in dislocating our great Mayor Rob Ford from city hall has outraged hard-working, taxpaying Torontonians like myself who welcomed Ford’s prudence after the excesses of the David Miller years at city hall. Maybe Ford will delight Ontarians if he announces that he is going to run provincially in the election next spring for the Conservative Party paving the way for PC inroads into the heartland of Toronto along with other candidates. Turning it a Tory blue would finally mark a cessation to teacher and public sector compensation increases that have far outpaced the rate of inflation over Dalton McGuilty’s stewardship, which has become a legacy of skyrocketing debt, over two-fold the damage of Bob Rae’s N.D.P., shamefully leaving Ontarian’s well over $100 billion deeper in debt. Should Rob Ford lose his appeal I only hope for the sake our city that Doug Holyday or Doug Ford will fill the void, shielding Toronto from regressing back to the Miller-era days, which elected to support union jobs rather than go with the most cost-efficient TTC streetcars and subway train replacements at the expense of the taxpayers and who gave us the abhorred land-transfer tax that has hindered real estate transactions across the city. David C. Searle

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WATERFRONT COMMUNITY 199’ X 157” LOT!!!

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“I would like to thank Bentall Kennedy for supporting us through their Fare Fight for Food drive this year. The 10,980 pounds of food you raised will make a huge difference in the community,” Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread’s executive director, said in a statement. “Thank you again for all your hard work, time and generosity.” Nationally, the Fare Fight for Food campaign was able to raise a total of $279,115 and 366,291 pounds of food to benefit food banks in 22 communities across Canada. “According to Food Banks

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