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Hundreds of students, volunteers to descend on subway platforms Feb. 7 CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com With just a month to go until the Tokens4Change (T4C) campaign hits the city’s subway stations, Etobicoke’s Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is ramping up preparations for the annual one-day fundraiser – and this year, the ING Direct Cafe is once again helping spread the word. Last weekend, Cre8cure art-

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COLD CREATIONS: Rock and ice balancing artist Peter Riedel creates eye-catching sculptures along the Humber River. Read more about Riedel’s art and personal journey on page 3.

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Finding peace and calm by balancing ice and rock Peter Riedel is behind creations along the Humber River CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Those who enjoy summertime walks along Etobicoke’s lakeshore or along the banks of the Humber River near the Old Mill likely already know Peter Riedel’s work: stacked rock masterpieces that seem impossibly – and indeed precariously – balanced against both wind and waves. Every spring, summer and fall, Riedel, a professional photographer by trade, emerges from his south Etobicoke apartment to entertain his self-described “obsession” – the construction of gravity-defying creations at Len Ford Park, Humber Bay Shores and anywhere and everywhere else he can find a good crop of rocks. And every winter, as chilly temps set in and his beloved rocks become hidden under snow and ice, Riedel is forced to reluctantly retire his creative energies for the season. Out of hibernation Every year until this one, that is. This year, his hobby has come out of hibernation. Thanks to the bountiful harvest of ice blocks created by a near 90-degree bend in the Humber River at King’s Mill Park, he’s been able to adapt his artistry to more frigid climes – and the result, he said, has been simply “magical”. “I look at these and they really are like giant gemstones, the way they’re shaped,” said Riedel one sunny morning late last week, while surveying the 23 ice structures – some nearly six-feet tall – he’d spent hours painstakingly balancing in sub-zero temperatures. “I think what makes it really magic for me is the fact that they are translucent, so when the sun hits them in just the right way, that just ups the magical look of them.”

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You may have wondered who is responsible for the rock balancing along the Humber River. Photographer Ian Kelso captured the artist Peter Riedel in action on Sunday creating beautiful sculptures with his hands and a hammer.

During The Guardian’s frigid interto an American woman and conseview with Riedel over 45 minutes quent separation from his young last Friday, several well-bundled son, coupled with a short stint in jail park patrons stopped with cameras on drug charges and the death of his in hand to take pictures of Riedel’s father, left his life in tatters. crystal-like creations – their transluNew to the city, Riedel took up cence brought out by the sun. residence in Parkdale and soon “My friends from Facebook keep began spending his spare time in asking me ‘who made these? Who Sunnyside Park, where his rock balmade these?’” said nearby resident ancing hobby was born. Alex , who previously “I’d never even posted photos of been here before. I Riedel’s sculptures. didn’t know a soul, I “Before I said I I look at these and didn’t know the city, had no idea – maybe knew nothing. You they really are like giant Imight some local Aboriginal as well have gemstones, the way brought me into the people. But now I can tell people I met they’re shaped. Amazonian jungle,” him. he said. – Peter Riedel “Living in Atlanta, “It’s amazing,” he added. “You come I’d missed the water, here and you’re just walking, and though, so when I moved to Parkdale you see this. It’s great for the spirit. I was drawn to the lake. And that’s when I started doing basic structures It’s inspiring.” For Riedel, though, his hobby isn’t with the rocks I found there.” about the recognition or praise his Since the beginning, Riedel said work has garnered in recent years the attention to detail required of (he was profiled by Bravo’s Arts and his handiwork would often leave Minds program in 2011), but rather him lost in his own little world – the deeply therapeutic effect of the completely blocking out the troubles process itself. of his past and the “black state of A Montreal native, Riedel moved mind” thinking of all he’d lost often to Toronto nine years ago from landput him in – and allowing him to find locked Atlanta after a failed marriage peace in the task at hand.

“The most important thing in all of this is that I’ve found it very therapeutic. It’s very peaceful for my mind; very meditative and calming. It’s the only thing I’ve ever done in my life where I zone out; where I’m actually just here in the now,” he explained. “When I’m doing it, I’m not thinking of what was, or what will be, or what needs to be, all I do is just concentrate 100 per cent on what I’m doing....and I didn’t know that I could ever experience that. I knew you could if you were some sort of Hindu maharishi on a mountaintop or somewhere, but for me to experience it doing this, that’s what gets me really excited to come out – even on winter days like this. Most people hide away from going out, but I love it. I was out here last night (in -20 C weather). I love it.”

And as Riedel’s skill and artistry with his balanced rocks – and now ice – has evolved, so has the meaning he has begun to take from his creations. “Over the years it’s become more and more symbolic for me. (The balanced sculptures) really do symbolize any of our lives...the fact that they’re so precarious, the fact that this element or that element or that person can come along, and within a split second they can all come tumbling down,” he explained. “Life is like that all the time. People’s lives can change in seconds with just a simple phone call, whether for the good or for the bad. It’s all that precarious.” For more images of Peter Riedel’s work, visit his website at www.rockbalancing.ca or his Flickr account at bit.ly/1acAw91

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he heat is on. The race to the Oct. 27 municipal election is going to be complex, and hit residents where they live – in their wards. The high-profile race always focuses on who will become the mayor of the City of Toronto. With former councillor and David Miller-era budget chief David Soknacki filing his paper on Monday, the first big name to challenge Rob Ford for the seat is in. Let the sound-bites begin! However, the mayor is just one vote on council. He or she leads an agenda, but the real races – the races that matter most – will be fought in the individual 44 wards across the city. In 2014, there are many issues that need addressing across the city – and each ward has its own unique issues, as well as a shared vision for the city. our view Knowing the people vying to fill your ward’s council seat – Opportunity their values and platforms – is to dig deep into extremely important. Knowing that they have their own opincommunity ions, and will not be on a ‘ mayoral ticket’, following the lead of those who would be mayor. It is through these 44 councillors decisions impacting your local parks, streetscapes, safety and business concerns are voiced and brought to the bigger council chamber. Also, one councillor can impact the thinking of others – sometimes from clear across the city. Could a councillor in Ward 2 (Etobicoke North) impact a decision in Ward 36 (Scarborough Southwest) or Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale)? Certainly. Residents should meet, find common ground on important issues such as development – the city isn’t getting any smaller, and development and intensification are but two examples of pressures every resident will feel. Then there are city-wide issues such as transit, where knowing how your candidate sits on the issue is important for both your ward and the economic viability of the city. The 2014 municipal election is an opportunity for residents across the city to dig deep into their communities, attend all-candidate debates, and pose questions that need answering. The glamorous nature of the mayor’s race will take on a life of its own, but it’s the grassroots, nuts and bolts races in each ward that truly deserve the attention of each and every Torontonian.

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ell, it looks like I’m a tad overdue for a haircut. Ah, whom I trying to kid? Truth be told, it’s actually several tads. I should have gone a long time ago. What can I say? It’s the thinning hair thing. Putting off salon visits kinda goes with the territory. Of course, thinning is just the politically correct term. Truth is, evaporating is more like it. David Copperfield couldn’t make mine disappear any quicker. (I mean it. He tried in one of his shows in Vegas. You can look it up on YouTube.) Which brings me back to the premise of this column. When you have thinning hair, you avoid getting it cut. Your rationale is simple: why pay a professional to lop off what few measly follicles you have left when they’ll inevitably disappear on their own – for free. Alas, you have to get it trimmed as regularly as those who are not thinning challenged. You have no

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY choice. When what little thinning hair you have gets long, it makes you look sloppy, unkempt, absent-minded professor-ish. And if you wait too long to get it shorn, you may spook the neighbour’s dog and face the prospect of having the pup snap your scary picture and put it on his Facebook page to get even. So you get it done eventually and that’s when things get really embarrassing. You see, when a guy like me with thinning hair slinks into a salon, he can feel all the energy get sucked right out of the room. Not so when a hunk with a mane like a young Antonio Banderas sashays in through the doors. The moment a Banderas clone arrives, the hairstylists fight over him like it was a 20-girl Battle Royale in

Wrestlemania. And then the lucky winner does the samba to a Gloria Estefan medley while cutting his hair, pausing only occasionally to drool. Meanwhile, the poor soul who draws the short straw and has to do mine grumbles to herself all the way through, stopping only intermittently to hum Peggy Lee’s Is That All There is. And that, sadly, is the good news. The bad news is what happens after she’s done. She makes a huge production over what my hair looks like from behind. She gives me a gigantic mirror to hold and spins me around and around and around in the chair so I can get more angles of the back of my head than those 50 camera crews give you of the winning touchdown at the Super Bowl. The only thing missing is slo-mo, instant replay and me getting my head doused with Gatorade. Hey, my hair looks look

great from behind after she’s done, no question. But it never thins in the back so it always looks pretty good back there. Besides, where else do you check out the back of your head except in a salon? The rest of the world sees only the front and it’s the front that’s the problem here and it’s doing what it always does, thinning away like there’s no tomorrow. It was thinning when I dropped into the salon. It was thinning while it was being shampooed. It was thinning while it was being cut. It was thinning while it was being blow-dried. It was thinning while it was being styled. And to add insult to injury? All that spinning around in the chair makes it thin twice as fast. I tell ya, I can’t catch a break. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Kingsway school to host an open house Kingsway College School, 4600 Dundas St. W., will host an open house for prospective students and parents Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Hear a presentation from the head of the school, take a student-led tour and have coffee and conversation with current parents and faculty and staff. For more information, go to www.kcs.on.ca residents invited to join opitz at levee Etobicoke Centre MP Ted Opitz will host his annual New Year’s Levee Saturday. Hot beverages will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Opitz’s constituency office at 577 Burnhamthorpe Rd. Unit 2 All are invited to join Opitz and his staff to toast the new year. For more information, call 416-249-7322.

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Write Your Life Stories 55+ WHEN: 2:30 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: Free Have you ever thought about writing down unique, personal stories of your life? In this supportive, fun, relaxed atmosphere, practice writing life stories and learn various techniques. This course is for beginner writers, the curious, those who have dreamed about writing their life stories and for those who have already started. Cost: six weeks/$45.00. Membership is required

$15 Fashion show and luncheon featuring clothing by Tan Jay and Alia. Complimentary Chair Exercise Class WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church, 15 Lambeth Rd. CONTACT: Eric Daw, 416-450-0892, theomnifitt@gmail.com COST: Complimentary One hour class offered, focusing on balance, co-ordination, strength, flexibility and posture. Facilitated by a qualified older adult specialist. Planning for Retirement – Retirement is the Largest Bill You’ll Ever Face WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Presented by a Chartered Professional Accountants Canada speaker. Topics covered in this workshop include: how much you need to save; retirement saving strategies; sources of retirement income.

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Etobicoke Horticultural Society January Meeting WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, 525 Prince Edward Dr. CONTACT: Barbara Yake, 416233-9795, www.gardenontario.org/site.php/ etobicoke, ehs.by@bell.net COST: Free Etobicoke Horticultural Society hosts its January meeting and AGM. It includes nomination and election of officers, installation of a new board, and presentation of awards and a guest speaker.

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Misseto Bonsai Club WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: info@missetobonsai.org, www.missetobonsai.org COST: Free The Misseto Bonsai Club will hold its monthly meeting. Guests welcome.


TDCAA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WEST REGION/JUNIOR/TIER 1 THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ Cardinal McGuigan vs. Father Henry Carr (Father Henry Carr, 1760 Martin Grove) MONDAY, JAN. 13 ◗ Michael Power vs. UTS (UTS, 371 Bloor St. W.) ◗ Loretto Abbey vs. Bishop Allen (Bishop Allen, 721 Ryal York Rd.) ◗ Madonna vs. Father Henry Carr (Father Henry Carr, 1760 Martin Grove) WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 ◗ Michael Power vs. Father Redmond (Father Redmond, 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Dr.) ◗ Archbisop Romero vs. Bishop Allen (Bishop Allen, 712 Royal York Rd.) ◗ Cardinal McGuigan vs. Monsignor Johnson (Monsignor Johnson, 2170 Kipling Ave.) WEST REGION/SENIOR/TIER 2 THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ Frere Andre vs. Don Bosco (Don Bosco, 2 St. Andrew’s Blvd.) MONDAY, JAN. 13 ◗ Michael Power vs. UTS (UTS, 371 Bloor St. W.) ◗ Loretto Abbey vs. Bishop Allen (Bishop Allen, 721 Ryal York Rd.) ◗ St. Basils vs. Father Henry Carr (Father Henry Carr, 1760 Martin Grove)

active@insidetoronto.com WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 ◗ Michael Power vs. Father Redmond (Father Redmond, 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Dr.) ◗ Archbisop Romero vs. Bishop Allen (Bishop Allen, 712 Royal York Rd.) ◗ Cardinal McGuigan vs. Monsignor Johnson (Monsignor Johnson, 2170 Kipling Ave.) ◗ Father Henry Carr vs. Don Bosco (Don Bosco, 2 St. Andrew’s Blvd.)

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West Mall Lightning’s Nicola Radan (10) tries to break away from Duffield Devils’ Sebastian Ladesa, Adam Karabatsos and Michael Cafazzo during minor atom A hockey action at Buckingham Arena on Saturday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

BOYS BASKETBALL WEST DIVISION/SENIOR THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ St. Basil’s vs. Chaminade (Chaminade, 490 Queen’s Dr.) TUESDAY, JAN. 14 ◗ Archbishop Romero vs. Bishop Marrocco (Bishop Marrocco, 1515 Bloor St. W.) ◗ Cardinal McGuigan vs. Bishop Allen (Bishop Allen, 712 Royal York Rd.) ◗ Dante vs. Chaminade (Chaminade, 490 Queen’s Dr.)

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UPCOMING GAME In TDSB junior boys basketball, west region, West Humber CI takes on York Memorial CI on Jan. 16 at 4:15 p.m.

WEST DIVISION/JUNIOR THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ St. Basil’s vs. Chaminade (Chaminade, 490 Queen’s Dr.) ◗ Toronto Ouest vs. Bishop Marrocco (Bishop Marrocco, 1515 Bloor St. W.) ◗ Bishop Allen vs. Marshall McLuhan (Marshall McLuhan, 1107 Avenue Rd.) TUESDAY, JAN. 14 ◗ Archbishop Romero vs. Bishop Marrocco (Bishop Marrocco, 1515 Bloor St. W.) ◗ Cardinal McGuigan vs. Bishop Allen (Bishop

Allen, 712 Royal York Rd.) ◗ Dante vs. Chaminade (Chaminade, 490 Queen’s Dr.) ◗ Don Bosco vs. St. Basil’s (St. Basil’s, 20 Starview Lane)

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TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WEST REGION/SENIOR TIER 2 THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ Kipling CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 3 p.m.)

◗ Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy vs. Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI., 569 Jane St., 3 p.m.) TUESDAY, JAN. 14 ◗ Vaughan Road Academy vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 3:30 p.m.)

SPORTS SCHEDULE For more sports, visit www. insidetoronto.com/ etobicoke-torontoon-sports/

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‘Lights on for Seniors’ sees caregivers visit seniors over holidays

Nurse Next Door Etobicoke offers light to isolated seniors

TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com

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light of caring recently brightened an otherwise lonely Christmas for 30 isolated seniors. Nurse Next Door Etobicoke, a company that provides fee-for-service seniors’ home care, last month launched its Lights on for Seniors program. The company’s caregivers volunteered their time throughout December to make two visits free-ofcharge to seniors in the community who have no family for support or who may have lost a spouse or significant other. The first caregiver visit provided companionship, some house cleaning if requested and a Christmas decorating kit to lift their spirits for the holidays. The caregiver returned for a second visit to chat and deliver a Christmas gift basket of chocolate, cookies and personal care items funded by the Rotary Club of Etobicoke. “It’s very dear to my heart. It all started with one client in her 90s who had fallen and was in the hospital emergency department. She had severe dementia at the time. We took her home, and her house was in disorder,” Nurse Next Door Etobicoke franchisee and Etobicoke Rotarian Michael Lu recalled, his voice choking with emotion. “On Christmas Day, all the houses are lit with happy families. This one house was dark. Inside was a senior who was lonely, who couldn’t manage. We don’t want to see that. We want to give them light. We want them to know people care about them.” “It’s about caring, not just healthcare,” is Nurse

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Michael Lu, owner of Nurse Next Door Etobicoke, on a recent Lights on for Seniors’ visit with Jozsef.

Next Door’s registered trademark. Nurse Next Door Etobicoke offers seniors fee-for-service home care specific to their individual needs. Three pillars of care range from a few hours a week of caring companionship and light housekeeping through to around-the-clock care from a registered nurse, including palliative care, and other levels of service in between. Lu reported 90 per cent of his clients are seniors; more than half of them have some form of dementia. The organization’s

dementia program provides a qualified worker to help a client with personal hygiene, as well as to engage them in activities.

It’s about caring, not just about healthcare.

– Nurse Next Door’s trademark

The difference, Lu said, is remarkable: “You see the impact. Clients are quickly more engaged, happier. Perhaps it’s a wife who has dementia and her husband is taking care of her. He burns out. His wife doesn’t understand him. Families get burned out. Our work-

ers are trained to take away the stress, to bring the family relief.” A daughter of one of Lu’s clients in her 80s, who receives help with personal care, rehab exercise, light housekeeping, dementia care, outings and companionship, expressed gratitude for the organization’s services and caring. “We have met many of the individuals who have helped our family enormously. They live up to the tagline, ‘It’s about caring, not just healthcare,’” said the woman, who wished to remain anonymous. “We feel enormously lucky to have benefited from their services.”

Lu’s client who inspired Lights on for Seniors has since died, her caregivers by her side. They were pallbearers at her funeral, Lu said. Recently, Lu himself had a Christmas visit with client Jozsef. “‘I am happy,’ he kept telling me.” Elizabeth Czarnecki, a Nurse Next Door Etobicoke Personal Support Worker, took the lead with Lu in spreading word of the Lights on for Seniors’ program to hospitals, churches and food banks in Etobicoke who provided senior referrals. “Christmas is a difficult time for many seniors,” Czarnecki said. “Christmas can make them feel lonely and have no desire to prepare their homes for Christmas as they would have no one to enjoy it with. The Lights on for Seniors project was the perfect way for us to give back; to show seniors they are still loved, appreciated, acknowledged and important.” Czarnecki related the story of one senior she visited who reminded her why she became a Personal Support Worker, she said — “This was, by far, the most emotional and gratifying moment I ever shared with a client”. “He opened up to me about his life, relationship, hardships and desire to have children, which he never had. “He teared up as he explained how much all he wanted in life was children. A tear ran down his face as he looked at my son and thanked me for bringing him, and said I made his Christmas. We cried a bit together, and Alexander stood up and gave him a hug.” Another client at first expressed distrust in having Czarnecki visit, but

agreed after she explained all employees must pass a criminal background check. “She eventually felt much more at ease and welcomed me happily into her life. Then she began to tell me the story of her life.” Currently a seasonal program, Lu said he is hopeful he can extend Lights on for Seniors year-round. “To hear how seniors are so grateful and how are employees are so happy to volunteer to show seniors they care, that’s how magic happens,” Lu said.

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To learn more, visit visit www. nursenextdoor.com or call 416-916-6091.

Three levels of service Nurse Next Door Etobicoke is a seniors’ home care organization that offers three levels of service to its clients. Taking Care: attentive visits, companionship, meal-making and light housekeeping, grocery shopping and errands, outings and community experiences, as well as transportation to and from appointments. Enriched Care: Personal care support for bathing, dressing and toileting; meal preparation and assistance; medication management; Alzheimers and dementia support, and services in Taking Care. Vital Care: Daily, livein or end-of-life care by a nurse and qualified Personal Support Worker for Alzheimer’s and dementia support, wound care/post-operative or complex care, special needs care, and services in Taking Care and Enriched Care.


Friends display artwork Four friends with art in common showcase their creations of watercolours, acrylic, oil, pastels and mixed media at the Watermarks Fine Art exhibition this month. Celebrate the work of Wendy D. Bannerman, Alan Horne, Janet Ellis Kaye and Beverly Morgan at the show, which runs from Jan. 9 to 30, with the opening reception taking place Sunday at 2 p.m. The gallery is in the Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall at Burnhamthorpe Road. Gallery hours are: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays, 2 to 5 p.m. Paints of View at Assembly Hall wTen

The Purple Studio Painters present Ten Paints of View Art Show. This exhibition features artwork in various media including watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Purple Studio Painters is a diverse group who origi-

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arts in brief nally painted only in watercolour. Now, the members have branched out to also include acrylics and collage. Opening reception takes place Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park. Regular gallery hours are Monday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show runs until Feb. 6. Free. Contact assembly@ toronto.ca or call 416-3387255. Carmichael Art Group classes wFranklin

Winter registration is now open for programs and workshops at Franklin Carmichael Art Group Adult courses include watercolour painting, oil and acrylic, drawing and a live

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model drawing. Membership fee and course costs apply. Winter courses begin the week of Jan. 13. Franklin Carmichael Art Group is at 34 Riverdale Dr. Call 416-740-6520, email fcag.art@gmail.com or visit www.fcag.ca for full program description. your memoir at Rexdale library wPen

Put your experiences down on paper and leave a living legacy with tips at the Memoir Club. Hosted at Rexdale library, the 90-minute workshop is open to adults wanting to record their history. The dates are: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18 and April 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the library at 2243 Kipling Ave. Call 416-394-5200. Georgia Balogiannis is The Guardian’s news editor. Her column appears every second Thursday. Email gbalogiannis@insidetoronto.com

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My Pop Choir members de-stressing by singing together. When it comes to feeling more energetic, positive and relaxed, Sharon Ricci thanks her newfound passion: singing in a choir. Anyone who knows Sharon will be surprised to hear that. Why? Because until joining My Pop Choir, Sharon would say: “I am not a singer. But I love to sing mostly in the shower and the car, of course!” So how did she make the leap from “fear of singing” to “loving being in this choir”? Sharon credits the comfortable and fabulously fun My Pop Choir, the fastest growing group of ‘everyone’ choirs in Southern Ontario.

Jacqueline wasn’t alone. My Pop Choir started in September 2011 with 1 choir and now has 7 choirs with over 300 members in the GTA!

According to Jacqueline Curtis, the founder of My Pop Choir, “You don’t need experience, musical skills or even know how to read music and there are no auditions or solos. The experience is about fun, energy and comfort. You leave your worries at the door when you come to a My Pop Choir session.”

The first two sessions are free Pop-Ins so you can see if My Pop Choir is for you. There’s nothing to lose, but your stress. The 10-week winter term for the current 7 choirs begins the week of January 13th. The wonderful Etobicoke choir sessions start Thursday, January 16th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Choir members agree that there are tremendous physical and psychological benefits to being a part of My Pop Choir. “It’s virtually impossible to think of anything else when you’re at a session. It’s therapeutic! There’s almost as much laughter at My Pop Choir sessions as there is singing,” says Oakville choir member Jenny Anderson. “No one thinks they’re a particularly good singer but together we sound great!”

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Etobicoke choir member, Bob, said “Joining My Pop Choir was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Just learning great songs like California Dreamin’, Hallelujah, Summer Breeze together, in harmony, is amazing but then there’s this sense of community you feel when you’re gathered together singing, laughing, making mistakes and then getting it.”

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Be prepared when travelling long distances Anything is possible when hitting the road during winter

carbon monoxide into your car so you need to make sure you clear it, if possible, or open your window a bit to allow fresh air into the car.” When driving in winter conditions, it’s also safest to keep your distance from vehicles ahead of you – especially if you notice a build-up of ice and/or snow on their roofs.

CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Ice storms and snow squalls have wreaked havoc on the travel plans of Etobians just weeks into winter this year. With that, Toronto police are offering some advice to brave roadtrippers preparing to hit the highways. First and foremost, said Const. Wendy Drummond, is to always be prepared. “Always check to ensure your tires (preferably snow tires) are well maintained, that you have a spare tire and the equipment you would need to replace it, that your windshield washer fluids are topped up, and that you have a full tank of gas,” Drummond said. It’s also a good idea to equip your car with an emergency kit, said Drummond: • a snow shovel to dig y o u r s e l f o u t o f s n ow banks; • kitty litter for extra weight in the trunk and for use as traction in sticky situations; • a first aid kit in case of injury; • a blanket and/or extra clothing for warmth;

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Keep an emergency kit in your car, especially during the winter, as unpredictable weather can move in at anytime.

• jumper cables in case of battery failure; • extra windshield washer fluid and a sturdy snow brush with ice scraper to keep windows clear and body of car free of debris; • flares and/or a flashlight in case of nighttime breakdown or accident; • food and water for sustenance; • a fully charged cellphone. “Communication, I think, is the biggest thing, because in the case of an emergency you need to be able to get

yourself roadside assistance or to call the local police in the area for help,” she said. Should your car end up disabled on the side of the road, Drummond said the first thing all drivers should do is put on their four-way flashers, and then call for assistance. always call 911 “The best number to call if there is an emergency is 911. Any law enforcement agency, regardless of

whether in Canada or the United States, is going to be of assistance.” But if, for any reason, stranded drivers find themselves without access to a working cellphone, Drummond said it’s always best to equip your car with a “Call Police” sign to hang on the side of your vehicle in order to alert passing motorists that you are in need of assistance. Next, she advised, is to survey your surroundings to make sure it’s safe to remain in your vehicle –

ensure the car is off to the side of the road and that the vehicle’s exhaust pipe is not obstructed by snow or ice. “You’re generally safer in your vehicle, even if you are struck by another vehicle. Cars today have such great safety features (airbags and seatbelts) so, you’re more likely to be safe in your vehicle than if you exit it, but each situation has to be judged separately,” she said. “If you find yourself in a snowbank your exhaust could be blocked, letting

Drummond cautioned that large transport trucks, whose drivers are unable to fully clear their vehicles of icy debris, can be especially dangerous this time of year. “ When you’re on the highway, there are transport trucks and quite often you will see big sheets of ice coming off and they can cause very serious injury and/or death when they strike a vehicle so it’s always good to keep a safe traveling distance between vehicles,” she said. With so many dangers associated with winter weather driving, Drummond advised travellers to always consider the possibility of rescheduling a trip. But if absolutely necessary to take to the roads, always tell a family member or close friend the details of your planned journey. The Police Safety Column appears in The Guardian the first Thursday of the month. Email etg@insidetoronto.com if there is a topic you would like to read about.

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SIU investigates woman’s fall from Dixon Road apartment The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called in to investigate the death of a 22-year-old woman who fell to her death from an Etobicoke highrise Wednesday afternoon. Toronto police were called to the apartment building at 330 Dixon Rd. at around 1:15 p.m. Jan. 8, and proceeded to the 25th floor to speak

with the woman, who has not been identified. At some point, the woman fell from the apartment unit to the ground outside the building. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The SIU ­– an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involv-

ing police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault – has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to the investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1965 or 416-622-1965.

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Courtesy/Robert Marshall - William H. Marshall’s Great-nephew

William H. Marshall’s Springdale Farm Dairy delivery wagon, Islington, circa 1909.

Islington dairy farmer was enterprising from a young age

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any of us enjoy our weekly glimpses into the high-powered world of modern advertising through the antics of Don Draper in AMC’s Mad Men. But how did William H. Marshall, owner of Springdale Farm Dairy in Islington, advertise what he had to offer in 1909? He simply hooked up his horses to his milk wagon, grabbed a couple of bottles of fresh milk and dressed himself, his son Wilbert and his daughter Edythe in their Sunday best for a photo. ‘Publicity shot’ The simple result is this captivating “publicity shot” from a bygone era in Etobicoke. William emigrated from England with his parents and siblings in 1889 at the age of 20. The family settled on a farm near Islington. In 1897, William married Alice Eveline Culham, whose family roots in Etobicoke dated back to 1820. William and Alice lived in a house on Dundas Street West in Islington,

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While today’s eightyear-old child might boast of high scores on the latest Xbox game, Wilbert at that age boasted that he could milk eight cows an hour.

but William also owned the long, narrow 25-acre lot that you see in this photo where he raised and milked the cows that supplied his dairy business. This property was located on the south side of Dundas, just west of today’s Shorncliffe Road. The Canadian Pacific Railway ran through William’s property just south of Dundas – exactly where its route lies today – and its tracks can be seen in this photo, running atop a berm behind the milk wagon. In later years, Wilbert Marshall recalled how he started helping his father

with the milking at age seven. While today’s eight-yearold child might boast of high scores on the latest Xbox game, Wilbert at that age boasted that he could milk eight cows an hour. By age 17, he was running the farm’s entire threshing operation, including hiring and firing workers. But Wilbert didn’t stay in farming. In 1926 he opened his own insurance agency in Islington village. His youngest brother, Rowland, became his business partner in 1935, and they operated the business until retirement. Not content with only one business, the Marshall brothers also became involved in expanding telephone service in Etobicoke when they were appointed special representatives for the Bell Telephone Company in 1941. When they started, there were 350 telephone subscribers in the township; by 1952, there were 3,500 subscribers in Islington alone. Denise Harris is the Heritage Officer of the Etobicoke Historical Society. Reach her at denise.harris@sympatico.ca

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Swift swaps for new home owners When buying a new home, most poeple can’t wait to settle in immediately. However, before making any major renovations, try starting small and work your way up to big projects. Here are a few swift swaps that will have a big impact in making that new house feel like “home sweet home.”

is an affordable fix for any home. Painting is also a great way to add a personal touch and showcase your design style. Looking to add a fun pattern to a space? Rather than messing around with wallpaper, try using a patterned paint roller to create a beautiful stencil-like design.

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Artist’s mural helps draw attention to Tokens4Change >>>from page 1 which is what we believe Youth Without Shelter provides for the youth able to go there,” said Naomi Tessler of Branch Out Theatre, the artistic co-ordinator for T4C. “It’s absolutely gorgeous, and it’s a chance for us to raise awareness about Tokens4Change coming up on Feb. 7 and to just bring some arts and colour to the ING Direct Cafe, which is one of our lead sponsors.” In addition to helping promote the upcoming T4C event with the new mural, the ING Direct Cafe has also committed to donating all of its proceeds over the month of January to YWS and once again hosting the T4C volunteer rally on the day of the event, said Joan Milway, the cafe’s

community coordinator. “We just think YWS has such a positive impact on the community and because what they do is so great there, we were more than happy to support one of their initiatives, Tokens4Change, because we love the energy it brings into the cafe,” she said, noting that this year’s T4C event on Friday, Feb. 7 will mark the second time the ING Direct Cafe has served as the central hub for the event’s student performances. Launched back in 2011, YWS’s T4C event is just one of the several fundraising campaigns the Etobicokebasked youth shelter holds each year to help lessen the burden on the hundreds of homeless youth who seek shelter under its roof each and

every year. Since opening more than 25 years ago, YWS has grown and evolved to not only offer a safe, warm bed for more than 14,000 youth over the years, but now offers a full circle of care, including counselling, an effective life skills program, employment guidance, placement in affordable housing, and a Stay in School Program, among many others. The T4C annual fundraising event is one that sees hundreds of high school students and volunteers descend upon the subway stations and PATH walkways of the city for one day each winter to use the arts and “creative canvassing” to collect TTC tokens and change to help homeless youth living at YWS gain

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Artist J. J. Dukharan transformsed the exterior windows of the ING Cafe into a Youth Without Shelter Tokens4Change canvas Saturday to draw attention to the upcoming fundraiser to support homeless youth.

access to transportation to school, doctor’s check-ups, job and housing interviews and other appointments, said Judy Leroux, YWS’ development

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Local Air Quality in Etobicoke-Lakeshore Open House The City's Environment & Energy Division andToronto Public Health have studied 30 air contaminants in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area (Wards 5 & 6).This study determined the presence of individual pollutants and the potential health impacts of these pollutants on local communities. Join us at the Open House to learn more. Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m. Location: The Assembly Hall 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive (Kipling Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

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Holyday says handing out money, not cards, better idea >>>from page 1 Minister Madeleine Meilleur said in an interview. Bu t Me i l l e u r, w h o s e ministry was responsible for distributing the cards to the city’s Ontario Works offices, said she does not regret the program, “because we were able to help 8,500 families.” O p p o s i t i o n M P Ps i n Toronto, however, called the gift card distribution a hastily-thought-out scheme done more for Premier Wynne’s benefit than for the people who spent hours in lines last week and often were turned away empty-handed. Doug Holyday, the city’s only Progressive Conservative MPP, said the idea for the program apparently came from the grocery chains and was a good one, but the distribution was done poorly. “They did it so quickly they botched the program,” recalling how cameras had captured Wynne delivering food baskets to Toronto homes. “When the (gift card)

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People seeking provincial grocery store gift cards in the wake of the recent ice storm crowd the building lobby at 325 Milner Ave.

distribution fell apart, you haven’t seen her since.” Holyday charged the Wynne government was only continuing the distribution outside the city because it had been criticized for concentrating on Toronto, but added without a better plan it probably should have stayed away from distributing cards entirely. “There are some needy people who could really have

used (money for food) and who probably aren’t getting it,” the Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP said in an interview. That result was “worse than useless” because it left so many frustrated, said Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo, adding the program, by tapping into a “huge and ongoing” need for food in Toronto revealed the Liberal government doesn’t understand the extent of

poverty in the city. A New Democrat, DiNovo said she appreciates the people and companies who contributed funds for cards, but many who arrived at the 15 city offices were turned away and large numbers of the neediest, including seniors, could not have stood in lines anyway. “It’s a pretty cynical kind of electioneering” for the Wynne government, considering a provincial election is expected this year, DiNovo added. Meilleur acknowledged problems with the Toronto distribution, including not having all the gift cards ready when they were needed. “We were not expecting

to have such an interest,” she said. “Actually, we got four times what we were expecting.” T h e p ro g ra m , w h i c h between its donors and matching provincial funds gave out more than $842,000 worth of cards over three days, was a first: even people in areas devastated by the 1998 ice storm in Eastern Ontario didn’t have anything like it, said Meilleur, an Ottawa MPP. The government learned from its mistakes before continuing the program this week outside Toronto, where some people will be able to phone or register online to have a card mailed to them instead of visiting an office.

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Rexdale’s P.K. Subban named to Canadian Olympic Men’s Hockey Team Toronto’s contribution to the Canadian Olympic Men’s Hockey Team, which will head to Sochi, Russia,

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next month, is no surprise – Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban. Afterall, the 24-year-old

Rexdale native is the third top scoring defenceman in the National Hockey League (NHL) so far this season with

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33 points (seven goals, 26 assists) through his first 44 games. This on the heels of last year’s breakout (and strike shortened) season when his 38 points (11 goals, 27 assists) in 42 games gave him the goal-scoring lead outright and tied him in points among defencemen. He also scooped the James Norris Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL’s best defenceman.

His father, now retired, was a longtime principal for the Toronto District School Board. His younger brothers are also forging promising hockey careers, 20-year-old Malcolm Subban, a first-round draft pick of the Boston Bruins (24th overall), currently making his professional debut with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League; and 18-year-old Jordan Subban, a fourth-round

draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks, currently suiting up for the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Tree debris clean-up

Community Notices

Toronto’s city-wide tree debris removal started Friday, January 3, 2014 and is expected to take approximately eight weeks, weather permitting. The City will haul away all tree branches from front yards and roadsides and will include those that have fallen on private property if they are less than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and have been taken to the curb. Please neatly stack limbs/ branches with butt ends towards the road for City pick-up. Place wood debris at the front edge of your property as close to the sidewalk or road as possible without blocking either. City crews will not collect large limbs (more than 15 cm or six inches in diameter) from private trees that have fallen on private property. Property owners should contact a private contractor for this. A City permit is not required to remove damaged or downed trees that are hazardous, however many trees can be saved with proper care and pruning.

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Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban signs autographs for students at the Claireville Jr. School barbecue during his father’s retirement party from teaching in June. This week, Subban was named to the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team.

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For residents that live in the Asian long-horned beetle (ALHB) quarantine area in Etobicoke, City crews and private contractors will dispose of this debris in an appropriate manner. Residents are advised not to take this wood out of the Federal quarantine area. Check toronto.ca/trees for more information.

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p.m. (code 2509671) • Clinic for kids aged seven and eight from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (code 2509672) • Clinic for kids aged nine and 10 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (code 2509673) • Clinic for kids aged 11 to 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. (code 2509675) To register, drop by the Ourland Community Centre; call 416-338-4386; or visit www.toronto.ca/ parks and follow the link to Toronto FUN Online.

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winter fun in Staff photos/IAN KELSO

the outdoors time to head outside

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beating the cold: From left and clockwise, Camila Castro shoots down the toboggan hill with mom Betzabe at Centennial Park on Sunday. Amy holds on for dear life as she slides down the hill. Steam comes up from the heated surface of the Kingsway Platform Tennis Club causing a mist, as members (left to right) Ted Stitski, partner Adam Lis, play Paul Stulac and his partner (not in picture) Ted Lis on Saturday. Tobogganers make their way up the toboggan hill at Centennial Park.

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tweaks here and there. Under that eye-catching red wrapping, the GLI harnesses a 2.0-litre DOHC turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with intercooler and direct fuel injection. VW engineers found an extra 10 hp somewhere for 2014, giving the motor a 210 hp rating, peaking from 5100-6000 rpm, and with 207 lb/ft of torque available across a broad range of revs, from 1700-5000 rpm. This engine pulls with a gruff snarl of power and with enough satisfying vigour to break the monotony of any daily commute. The available engine oomph contributes to a performance package benefitting from a special sport suspension and a host of dynamic technologies including Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Engine Braking Assist (EBA), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a sum total that reinforces the handling capabilities of the electric power-assisted steering and ABS braking systems. Inside, GLI upgrades include a soft touch dash, sport pedals, special GLI sills and red sport stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shifter and handbrake, a perfect compliment for the Tornado Red exterior. The Jetta GLI offers adequate room for five-passenger comfort. The 60/40 rear seat with centre pass-through folds forward to enlarge on the trunk’s 440 litres of luggage space. The 2014 Jetta GLI ($28,290) comes fully equipped in only one trim offering but extra packages include the DSG automatic ($1,400), the Sport Package

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BRAND NEW

2013

SPARK LT

BRAND NEW

2013

TRAX

LT AWD

4 to choose from DOOR CRASHER PRICE

2013

STK # DC561553

STK # D9227559

$

$

$

DOOR CRASHER PRICE

14,724 23,989 44,875 PLUS HST & LIC

PLUS HST & LIC

PLUS HST & LIC

COMPLIMENTARY OIL CHANGES BRAND NEW

2014

CRUZE LS PLUS

BONUS

stk #E7152453

2,000

ANY NEW 750 OFF CHEVROLET

$

HOT WHEELS EDITION

STK # DC561553

DOOR CRASHER PRICE

get up to IF YOU PRESENTLY OWN ANY MAKE: SPORT UTILITY $ CROSSOVER or VAN OFF- ANY NEW CHEVROLET OLET

CAMARO

BRAND NEW W

OWN IT FOR ONLY

119 0 @

BI-WEEKLY PLUS HST

All current Manufacturer to customer discounts and rebates applied. Prices valid on date of publication. Prices are subject to change without notice. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. See dealer for complete Details. Some Conditions apply. Finance on 2014 Equinox @0.99%, COB $1017 over 84 months

2014

EQUINOX LS

sstk tk #E6 #E6140781

Automatic , Air condition , XM radio , Power Windows , Power Locks, Power Mirrors, 10 Air bags

$

BRAND NEW

2 YEARS/ 40,000 KM ON 2014 MODELS

6 speed Auto, Air , Power Group , Bluetooth, Flex rear seating , XM radio , Cruise control, tilt

% 84CASHMONTHS SALE PRICE $ $21,487

OWN IT FOR ONLY

163 0 @

BI-WEEKLY PLUS HST

.99% 84 MONTHS

CASH SALE PRICE $28,459


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