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Treat your ears to a night of jazz performances St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, 61 West Deane Park Dr., hosts A Night of Jazz Musical Showcase and Vespers Wednesday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The evening concert features George Koller on bass, Sophia Perlman on vocals, John MacMurchy on saxophone and Mark Kieswetter on piano. For more information, visit www.stphilipstoronto.com or call 416-859-5588.

55 and older Thursday with a spelling bee. Every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the centre hosts games and activities, ranging from brain teasers to spelling bees, to give seniors the opportunity to get out of the heat and humidity and meet new friends. Sign up in person or by phone at 416-418-0288.

Skate with Dave Bolland wfamily David Bolland Sports Performance & Rehab will host its second annual free family skate with Dave Bolland Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the MasterCard Centre, 400 Kipling Ave. Bolland, a Mimico native who now plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs, scored the Stanley Cup winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks last month. For details, call 416255-5579.

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This year’s Lakeshore Mardi Gras is set to take over Etobicoke’s waterfront for four days of family fun. The annual event, which runs Friday, Aug. 2 to Monday, Aug. 5 at Colonel Samuel Smith Park (Lake Shore Boulevard and Kipling Avenue), offers visitors the chance to sample a variety of cuisines, while enjoying live Dixie, jazz and blues

seniors’ art exhibit open to the public Village of Humber Heights, 2245 Lawrence Ave. W, hosts Wisdom of the Elder – a Masterpiece Gala honouring the artistic talents of seniors Thursday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. All are invited to enjoy phoSlug Information: Lastman’s Bad Boywriting, tography, artwork, sculptures and music created Project : April WK3 FP Ad Ad Size : 5.145 in x 5.714 in get spelling at Islington of Humber Heights Client : Lastman’s by BadVillage Boy Publication : ,;6)0*62, senior centre residents. File Name : BB_Bramp_Miss_Tsr_July 31 Insertion Date : July , 2013 Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Each exhibit will have an Dundas St. W., continues its interactive piececomponent. Summer Games for seniors Call 416-235-0201.

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Friday Night Movies Under the Stars continues at Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave., this Friday. All are welcome to join every Friday night from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. until Aug. 23 to watch firstrun movies. There is no charge for admission, but participants are asked to bring their own chairs. Snacks are provided. Call 416-255-0213.

to dusk. The sale will take place in Martingrove Gardens Park, 31 Lavington Dr., and will feature a flea market, silent auction, 50/50 draw, barbecue and a free movie beginning at dusk. Vendors space is still available; cost is $15. For details, visit www. embracemggp.blogspot.ca or call 416-241-0035. band performs at Applewood wBig

The Toronto All Star Big Band will host a Twilight Concert In the Park in Etobicoke Wednesday, Aug. 7. The concert takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Applewood, The James Shaver Homestead, 450 The West Mall. Admission is free. Bring your own chair. For more information, call 416-622-4124.

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Visit http://humberrivershakespeare.ca or call 416-209-2026 for info and show times. Performances are pay-what-you-can.

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SUN, FUN AND SHAKESPEARE: The Humber River Shakespeare Company presented the bard’s ‘As You Like It’ on Sunday at Montgomery’s Inn. Above right, actors Kevin Hammond and Spencer Robson have a tussle during one of the scenes. Upcoming performances will take place at the Old Mill tomorrow, Etienne Brule Park on Thursday, and Montgomery’s Inn Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ladies on the Rise learn art of self-defence Girls’ school program extended for special summer instruction CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Etobicoke’s Ladies on the Rise have spent most of their summer so far learning a few self-defence moves from some of the best of the best – Toronto police instructors. For the second year, Marcia Brown – a Toronto District School Board educational assistant and recent recipient of a Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence – has extended her school-year Ladies on the Rise mentorship program into the summer in an effort to keep local girls aged 12 to 17 active and engaged. Every Monday to Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., the 35 girls participating in this year’s summer program have met at North Albion Collegiate Institute (NACI) for an afternoon of mentorship, cooking classes, singing, art sessions and, perhaps most importantly, selfdefense training. “This year, quite a few of my girls were telling me, ‘Miss, sometimes

we walk down the street and these guys will brush by us and we don’t feel safe.’ I also heard from some of them that they know girls who have been attacked, so it hit me that maybe we need to do self-defence classes,” Brown said. “So I ran over to Supt. Ron Taverner at 23 Division and he loved the idea – and he got me the best of the best instructor, who does the training for all of the Toronto police force.” On Wednesday, Aug. 7 – one of the last days of the summer program – Brown and her Ladies on the Rise are inviting members of the community to NACI, 2580 Kipling Ave., at 1 p.m. to see the girls demonstrate their newfound self-defence skills, and support them as they receive their end-of-program awards. In addition to the opportunity to watch on as the girls “rough up” some Toronto police officers, Brown said the two-hour event will also feature a musical performance and exhibition of the participants’ artwork, as well as a presentation

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Etobicoke’s Ladies on the Rise summer mentorship program participants (pictured here with Etobicoke North MP Kirsty Duncan) will hold a community event Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. at NACI, where they’ll show off their newly acquired self-defence skills. All are invited to attend.

by some of the girls on what the Ladies on the Rise program means to them. “It’s been wonderful again this year,” Brown said of the summer

program. “I’m trying to really empower the girls, and with this event, we just really want the community to see how this program is really working

and how it’s changing these girls’ lives.”

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What’s in a name when you’re old and grey? So, I was soaking up the gorgeous weather on my favourite park bench Sunday morning when a white-haired gentleman, who had just come out of Now That’s What I Call A Bagel across the street, accidentally dropped his sunglasses on the sidewalk. ‘Hey oldtimer’ I was about to let him know, when a kid zipping by on a skateboard beat me to the punch. He came to a screeching stop, scooped them up and yelled out, “Hey oldtimer, you lost something. Over here.” The man winced. “Thanks for retrieving my shades,” he said. “But I don’t care to be referred to as oldtimer. If it’s all the same to you, that is.” “No worries, gramps,” the kid replied cheerfully. The wince turned to a grimace.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY “I ain’t too high on gramps either,” the man replied. “My apologies again, pops.” “For what it’s worth, I’m also not crazy about pops.” “So how am I supposed to address you elderly, then?” he replied, frustrated. “YOU ELDERLY?” the man repeated incredulously. The kid was digging himself in deeper and deeper, but soldiered on blissfully unaware. “You prefer senior citizen, perhaps?” “Not quite.” “Golden-ager?” “Fraid not.” “Boomer?” “Hardly.” “Zoomer?” “Sorry.” “Double Nickels?

What is it with you young whippersnappers today? Mickey asked perplexed.

Centurion?” “You’re kidding, right?” The kid was now completely exasperated. “So how do I properly address a member of the greying population, then?” This time the man just shook his head in disbelief and let out a huge sigh. A name is a name “So you’re saying there’s nothing I could call you that would make you happy?” “I’m saying no such thing. Why don’t you try Mickey?” “Huh,” the kid replied surprised. “That’s my name. Mickey. Always has been.

Always will be. Feel free to use it to it anytime. Now if you’ll excuse me...” Then the man grabbed the kid’s skateboard, popped a quick wheelie and handed it back to him. “Gnarly ride, junior,” he said. “Uh, I’m not too crazy about being called junior, Mickey,” the kid replied. “What is it with you young whippersnappers today?” Mickey asked perplexed. “If it’s all the same to you, I also don’t like to be called a young whipp...” “Whatever. Later dude, keep it real, know what I’m saying?” And then Mickey hopped on his Harley, popped another wheelie and took off. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Sherway Gardens’ Gallery in the Garden: Timeless Stories WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall CONTACT: Sherway Gardens, 416621-1070, www.sherwaygardens.com COST: Free Sherway Gardens current Gallery in the Garden exhibit presents a series of oil paintings by Toronto artist Rita-Anne Piquet depicting the architecture within the landscape of Montreal and Pennsylvania. The exhibit is on display until Aug. 17 in the corridor at Door 3. Stonegate Farmers’ Market - Healthy Cooking Demonstration WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070 Come explore the delicious world of healthy cooking. Share recipes, tips and ideas while treating yourself to some of the mouthwatering creations from artisan bread-makers, pastry chefs and other food vendors.

w Wednesday, July 31

Healthy Eating and Label Reading with Type 2 Diabetes at West Toronto Diabetes WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE:

West Toronto Diabetes Education, 365 Evans Ave. CONTACT: Carol Sweet, 416-252-1928 COST: Free Do you have Type 2 Diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes? Come join us and learn about healthy eating and label reading. Call to register.

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GO! to Once Upon Ever After WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210 COST: Free Goldilocks locked up in a tower? Snow White losing her glass slipper? Fracture those fairy tales. A hour of humorous and totally twisted fairy tale fun with special guest Iwona.

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Martingrove Gardens Park Community Yard Sale WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Martingrove Gardens Park, 31 Lavington Dr. CONTACT: Karen Ewing, 416-241-0035 COST: Free Flea market, new and used items, silent auction, 50/50 draw, barbecue, free movie starting at dusk. Vendors still wanted. Contact Karen for cost.

416-741-5660 COST: $10 Come out and see what you can bid on. Hamburger or sausage included in price of ticket.

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GO! Party! WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210 Cake and games. TD Summer Reading Club contests winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

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Stonegate Farmers’ Market - Annual Corn Roast WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070 Like a backyard barbeque for the whole neighbourhood.

Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www.etobicokeguardian.com. Read weeks of listings from your neighbourhood as well as events from across Toronto.

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Stonegate Farmers’ Market Cook’s Night Out WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070 Come out and join the community for a healthy delicious dinner of gazpacho, bread, salad and beef sausage! At $2 per person, it’s a deal.

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GO! Brain Day WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-521 Learn how your brain works! Par-

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Ready, Set, GO! WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210 Join us for an afternoon of games.

ticipate in taste-testing experiments, optical illusions and more.

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New Beginnings Support Group WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Transfiguation Of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Dr. CONTACT: Paula, 416-912-8314 A faith-based support group for divorced, separated, or widowed people. A problem shared is a problem halfed.

Drop-in Summer Storytime WHEN: 11 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210.

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Giving up summer for a good cause

School board sees students giving back to their community CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com For most teens, summer vacation is a time devoted to somewhat self-indulgent pursuits – having fun at the beach with friends, sitting on the couch for two months straight playing non-stop video games or saving up for that first set of wheels at a part-time job. Such isn’t the case for a group of 67 Toronto high school students, who have instead dedicated their summer to giving back to their communities through the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s ( TCDSB) Summer Community Service Program. “It feels really nice to be actually doing something with my time because before I was just sitting on the couch watching TV,” said Michael Power/St. Joseph student Stephanie Lee, 17, who was one of eight students who spent last week sorting donations at Etobicoke’s Daily Bread Food Bank. “It’s been really fun so far. The days go by really quickly, and I’ve made a few new friends. I would honestly really like to come back again.” TCDSB teacher Laura Stancati, who acted as student supervisor at Daily Bread last week, said many students have difficulty securing volunteer opportunities to earn the 40 hours of community service they’re required to accumulate to graduate. “With this program, school board staff supervise them, so it’s a lot easier for the students just to sign up with us and

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Michael Power/St. Joseph students Marko Tanasijevic, left, and Stephanie Lee took some time out from their summer vacation to lend a hand at the Daily Bread Food Bank, as part of the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Students Give Back program.

have us arrange their placestudents already have their hours...They’re just doing it ments.” This year, in addition to to have something productive the Daily Bread Food Bank to do this summer,” she said, in Etobicoke, student volunnoting the summer program teers have also worked at the also resulted in a sense of Mustard Seed in Riverdale, community building. “The Mary’s Home downtown, students are coming from the Salvation 11 different Army Store in schools this North York, Students need to find year, so by and the Tony that charity or cause t h e e n d o f Stacey Centre the week, that speaks to them, they’ve made for Veteran’s Care and the and really find a way to a lot of new Tam Heather friends with become involved. like-minded Community – Lauren Fitzgerald, Centre in people from Daily Bread Food Bank Scarborough. across the Not all stucity.” dents are in it For Lauren for the hours, though. Fitzgerald, the Daily Bread Stancati said that for many Food Bank’s youth program of this year’s participants, the co-ordinator, encouraging experience isn’t about the groups of students like Lee to volunteer is integral. community service hours, but more about a dedication “We’re a volunteer drivento giving back to their comorganization, so I think it’s really important to get youth munity. “I’ve found that a lot of the involved at an early age so

that they can have lifetime involvement in our work,” she said. “The experience can be transformative for them: they build more confidence and gain new skills.” At Daily Bread, more than 600 individual youth volunteer in the Etobicoke warehouse each year. It’s the promise of community service hours, Fitzgerald noted, that often gets those young people through Daily Bread’s doors, but it’s a sense of accomplishment that keeps them coming back. “For a lot of students who come here to Daily Bread, it’s because hunger is something that a lot of people can get behind. It’s a very accessible idea,” she said. “Students need to find that charity or cause that speaks to them, and really find a way to become involved. After all, it can lead to a lifetime of learning opportunities and experiences.”

Volunteer Opportunities for Youth n High school students looking to volunteer as an individual to fulfill their volunteer requirement hours are asked to contact learn@dailybread.ca with ‘High School Volunteer Requirement’ in the subject line. n School and Youth Groups: Daily Bread offers hands-on educational workshops at its New Toronto Street location in Etobicoke. Workshops include a tour of the facilities and hit on a number of topics relating to food bank use and creating social change, assisting youth in understanding the causes of poverty and how they relate to our community. For more information, email learn@dailybread.ca with ‘Groups – Schools/Youth/ Special Needs’ in the subject line.

n Take Action Project – High School Student (aged 15 and up) Summer Volunteer Opportunities: Students participating in the program have an opportunity to come in on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August to help out with a variety of tasks and projects. There are also unpaid internships students can apply for in the Growing for Change Community Garden, New Toronto Street Food Bank, Reception and Food Services. You must be a high school student who is at least 15 years old, and you must sign up in advance. For all inquiries about youth volunteer opportunities at Daily Bread, email learn@dailybread.ca

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WHAT’S TIM HUDAK NOT TELLING US? During this by-election Tim Hudak has relied on the star power of his candidate Doug Holyday to shield him from the tough questions that voters deserve having answered.

Why attack public services?

Do Hudak and Holyday have a hidden agenda?

Who is going to pay?

Despite releasing a dozen or more discussion papers Hudak has refused to say which policies he’s prepared to put forward as his own.

Hudak and Holyday want to give big business more say over everyday necessities such as energy and health care that will result in putting profits ahead of people and end up costing working families more money.

Hudak and Holyday have said publicly they favour tax cuts for business. Yet neither of them have said how they would pay for them or any of the other ideas in his discussion papers. That means cuts to services you rely on or additional fees.

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TUESDAY, JULY 30 w USA vs. Brazil (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 6 p.m.) w Uruguay vs. Germany (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 6 p.m.) w Canada vs. Holland (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 6 p.m.) w Spain vs. South Africa (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) w Italy vs. Mexico (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) w England vs. Portugal (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.)

Calum Persaud-Watton, centre right, and teammate Chelsea Kyei get to the ball first during Rexdale Soccer club micro-6 division play between New Brunswick and Labrador on Saturday at Summerlea Park. Teams are given provincial names so the players learn about Canada.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 w USA vs. England (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 6 p.m.) w Spain vs. Holland (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 6 p.m.) w Mexico vs. South Africa (Richview Reservoir 3, 59 Clement Rd., 6 p.m.) w Uruguay vs. Brazil (Richview Reservoir 1, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.) w Canada vs. Italy (Richview Reservoir 2, 59 Clement Rd., 7 p.m.)

UPCOMING GAME Italy vs. USA in Etobicoke Youth Soccer League action at Richview Reservoir on July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

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TUESDAY, JULY 30 w Canada vs. Italy (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 6 p.m.) w Spain vs. Holland (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 6:30 p.m.) w USA vs. England (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 7 p.m.)

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 w Canada vs. Italy (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 6 p.m.)

w Spain vs. Brazil (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 6 p.m.) w USA vs. England (Hollycrest 1, 630 Renforth Dr., 7 p.m.) w Uruguay vs. Mexico (Hollycrest 2, 630 Renforth Dr., 7 p.m.)

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BOYS UNDER 12

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equitably distributed across Ontario. The 91 existing clinics can still provide physio, but the fee-for-service model will be replaced with one that involves transfer payment agreements with the health ministry. Most of the OHIP clinics are located around the GTA and Hamilton, with only two in Northern Ontario. Health Minister Deb Matthews defended the changes in a recent interview with Metroland Media Toronto. “People who need physio will continue to get physio. If they can’t get to a clinic, they will receive it at home,” Matthews said.

Etobicoke has one of the highest percentages of seniors of all ridings in Canada. I find it extraordinary that I’m not hearing about this issue in the byelection. – Richard McQuade

Matthews argued the model for providing physiotherapy must change. “It has been the fastestgrowing line in our healthcare budget because DPCs (designated physiotherapy clinics) had unlimited access to bill OHIP,” and audits show the program is not getting best value for money, Matthews said. Four large companies have bought up most contracts for the clinics, which are con-

centrated in Greater Toronto but scarcer elsewhere, particularly in Ontario’s north, said Matthews, adding the reorganization is “definitely a difficult time for those companies” but “absolutely the right thing to do” for seniors. The Designated P h y s i o t h e r a py C l i n i c s Association, which represents the affected clinics, aims to make the matter a byelection issue with a door-todoor campaign and protests outside Liberal candidates’ campaign offices in the five byelection ridings. “Our efforts to work with the government to help design a program with less risk to seniors have been ignored so we are left with no choice but to warn the public of these impending cuts,” Tony Melles, spokesperson for the group and president of Achieva Health, said in a statement. Matthews countered that physiotherapists in general support the policy change and charged it is those companies’ employees who are protesting. “The people who are protesting are employees of companies who are going to have to change their business models,” said Matthews, who maintains four companies control billing for two-thirds of physiotherapy sessions under the present system. “They’ve got the people they serve worked up and they’re giving misinformation.” Last week, private physiotherapy clinics won the first round with the province after a court ruled the government

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Members of the media had the chance to take a trip on the new TTC streetcar recently. A testing model of the new low-floor vehicle made its maiden daylight voyage from the TTC’s Hillcrest facility, located at 1138 Bathurst St., to Bathurst Station. If testing is completed on schedule, the streetcars will be in service next year on multiple routes including Bathurst, though it will likely

take until 2019 before all 204 of the new cars ordered from Bombardier are in operation. station closure back on wPape

Pape Station will close for an extended amount of time after all. The station was scheduled to shut down for 12 straight days in June to speed up ongoing renovations, but the plan was shelved when contracted ceramic tile workers walked off the job as part of a province-wide labour action by the Brick and Allied Craft Union. Now that the strike is settled, the TTC says it will instead shutter the station from Aug. 19 to 30 during which time both bus and subway service will bypass Pape. For details about the closure, visit www.ttc.ca Rahul Gupta is the Guardian’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com For now at least, the TTC will not rescue the BIXI Toronto bike share service from a crippling debt load. A vote taken during the transit commission’s monthly board meeting recently does open the door slightly for the TTC to reconsider its involvement with BIXI, but only if a restructuring plan to be presented to the city’s executive committee in October falls through. By a majority vote, the TTC board opted to support staff recommendations strongly cautioning against integrating BIXI’s operations with the TTC mainly due to financial concerns that include the bike share’s $4.8-million cityissued loan, of which it still

owes $3.9 million. But by agreeing to support civilian board member Alan Heisey’s motion to reconsider helping BIXI in the future, the TTC is signaling it wants to see the bike share program prosper, said chair Karen Stintz. “We’re not the most strategic partner for BIXI and we wanted to say to the executive we support finding a resolution that works, but we also don’t want to see the program die,” said Stintz following the vote. “We will find a way to make BIXI work because it’s the view of the commission the program is important, but we understand we’re not in the best position to manage it.” A staff report prepared for the meeting notes Montreal, Chicago and London, U.K., have devoted money to their own bike share programs and recommends Toronto council do the same for BIXI.

“There is no business case to support the TTC taking on additional expenses to support a non-transit initiative,” said the report. Despite enjoying initial success when it launched in 2011, BIXI, which is operated by Montreal-based Public Bike System Company, has not been able to expand beyond 80 stations, 1,000 bikes and 1,500 docking points or drop-off locations. None of the locations are outside of the downtown core, which has limited revenue opportunities. Cycling Toronto president Jared Kolb, who would like BIXI to expand to at least 3,000 bike stations, said he was disappointed with the board’s decision, but confident a long-term solution will be found. “This story is far from over,” he said last Wednesday evening.

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Network with a Hawaiian theme The Etobicoke Business Network is hosting a ‘Get Leid’ Summer Networking Event Monday, Aug. 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. James Gate Pub, 5140 Dundas St. W. Price is $10 per person. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are welcome to learn about each other’s business, common needs of clients and the opportunities that exist in collaboration. Feel free to wear a Hawaiian shirt. Free leis to be provided to everyone. Visit www.etobicokebusinessnetwork.com TO SPEAK AT TEDXTORONTO ◗APPLY

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Skills for Change hosts a Mentor Orientation Session Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at its offices, 791 St. Clair Ave. W. The mentor program matches internationally educated professionals (mentees) with individuals who have a strong background in the same professional field coupled with years of Canadian experience (mentors). Visit skillsforchange.org or call 416-658-3101 ext. 242. MEGA NETWORKING EVENT ◗MULTICULTURAL

The Toronto Region Board of Trade holds a Multicultural Mega Networking event next month. Slated for Wed. Aug. 14, the

event takes place at the Royal Ontario Museum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The casual networking event will allow attendees to develop business connection. Visit bot.com/events TO MANAGE CASH FLOW ◗LEARN

Enterprise Toronto hosts a seminar in August on how businesses can manage cash flow, one of the main challenges facing many small business owners. Poor cash flow can prevent even profitable businesses from operating properly. The free workshop is presented by Sera Sechapini of TD. It takes place Thursday, Aug. 15 at the North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 416-395-7416. Grace Peacock is the managing editor of the Etobicoke Guardian. Her Business in Brief column appears every two weeks. Reach her at gpeacock@insidetoronto.com

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Family Flood Recovery Fund URGENT APPEAL The need is still signficant after the flood. Rotary Club of Etobicoke has set up a fund being administered by the Salvation Army Etobicoke Temple for families most affected. You are encouraged to donate at: www.rotaryetobicoke.org. Tax receipt issued.

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Visit us online for Aug. 1 byelection coverage This Thursday is voting day for the EtobicokeLakeshore provincial byelection and etobicokeguardian.com will have the results as soon as all the votes are tallied. Visit us to find out who will be the riding’s next MPP. Candidates in the byelection include Kevin Clarke for The Pe o p l e’s Po l i t i c a l Party, P.C. Choo for the NDP, Doug Holyday for the Progressive

Conservatives, Dan King for the Party for People with Special Needs, Hans Kunov for the Libertarian Party, Peter Milczyn for the Liberal Party, Angela Salewsky for the Green Party, and Wayne Simmons for the Freedom Party of Ontario. To find your polling station, visit Elections Ontario at elections.on.ca or call 1-888-668-8683.

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Police seek suspects involved in recent muggings, assault A male suspect is being sought by police in connection with the mugging of a 19-year-old man near Albion and Martin Grove roads on Wednesday, July 17. According to police, the suspect approached the victim from behind at around 10:30 p.m., grabbed his cellphone from his hand and fled the scene. The victim was not hurt. The suspect is described as black and 6’2”. man swarmed and robbed

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Police are seeking five male suspects in connection with the swarming robbery of a 20-year-old man near Mount Olive Drive and Martin Grove Road on Wednesday, July 17. According to police, the suspects approached the victim from behind at around 10:50 p.m., at which point one of the suspects grabbed the victim’s cellphone. A struggle ensued, but the victim was able to escape with only minor injuries. All five suspects are described as aged 17 to 23, 5’4” to 5’8”, with medium builds.

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A 35-year-old woman was mugged at gunpoint by a masked man near Haimer and Kipling avenues on Monday, July 15. According to police, the suspect – armed with a handgun and wearing a disguise – approached the victim at around 9:40 p.m. and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect then fled the scene empty-handed in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as black, aged 25 to 30, 6’1”, with a thin build. man wanted in sexual

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Police are seeking a male suspect in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 30-year-old woman near Lake Shore Boulevard West and Allen Avenue on Wednesday, July 17. The suspect is described as white, aged 30 to 35 years, 5’10”, 175 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes.

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Job Title: Outside Advertising Sales Representative Department: Advertising Location: Toronto, Ontario Position Accountabilities: • Provide our valued customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients and able to concurrently manage both sales and administrative processes • Prospect for new accounts including researching advertisers in competing publications and reviewing new businesses in the area • Create proposals for prospective advertisers through compelling business cases • Assist clients in ad designs and co-ordinate the execution of these ads with the Production department • Negotiate rates with clients within acceptable guidelines • Attain and/or surpass sales targets • Address client concerns in a timely and professional manner We are looking for someone who is action-oriented, driven for results, able to learn on the fly, customer-focused, composed and creative. Join a winning team with unprecedented success! If working with a highly-energized, competitive team and market is your ideal environment, please email your resume to: sales@insidetoronto.com no later than July 31st 2013 Dental Experienced DENTAL RECEPTIONIST required for central Etobicoke location. Email: SabanDental @live.ca

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DIRECTOR, DIGITAL CONTENT Reporting to the President, the Director, Digital Content will be responsible for developing the most compelling community sites anywhere, focusing on driving traffic to Metroland Media’s websites and engaging online visitors. The Director, Digital Content works collaboratively with divisional colleagues to strategize, plan and deliver timely, relevant content to Metroland Media’s websites. This position helps to set the agenda and priorities, and facilitates brainstorming for planned content, urgent news and announcements among members of the divisional news team. The successful applicant is expected to embrace innovative ways to present news and information online, measure and report on the effectiveness of online content. The Director, Digital Content evaluates the content’s reach and engagement, and determines the best channel and optimal lifecycle for the content. More specifically, this position will ensure content is optimized for the web and for driving traffic and engaging Metroland Media’s audiences; coach, motivate and advocate for best practices for online content with colleagues across Metroland Media. Lead idea generation, brainstorming and timing considerations for planned content, initiatives and themes as well as evaluating and measuring effectiveness of overall content strategy and specific content, including setting Key Performance Indicators, and monitoring statistics, feedback and participation are key responsibilities of this position. The incumbent will analyze statistics to plan new content, initiatives, topics and the repurposing of existing content and interpreting data to create multi-channel content opportunities and identify areas for improvement. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of five years’ experience writing and editing for online audiences. Previous experience will include: managing internal external content feeds, increasing web traffic and engaging online audiences and planning/managing news and web projects. Mastery of web publishing tools and expertise in social media and user generated content, proactive client relations focus and the ability to leverage mobile platforms to engage audience are attributes we are seeking. If this opportunity is the next exciting challenge you are looking for, please apply in writing, stating salary expectations, before August 2, 2013 to: Anne Williston, Vice President, Human Resources, 3125 Wolfedale Rd., Mississauga, ON, L5C 1W1 or at awilliston@metroland.com

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Sunday Part-Time Custodian Required to be at our church every Sunday, mainly for security and some light custodial work, effective September 1, 2013. Hours 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Send resume to: Chair of Property Management Committee Royal York Road United Church 851 Royal York Road Etobicoke, Ontario M8Y 2V3

Up to $400 CASH Daily FT & PT Outdoors Spring / Summer Work Guys'n gals, aged 16 years +

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Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

FOSTER CARE PROGRAM We are seeking loving homes who want to make a difference in a child’s life. We need foster families that are interested in caring for Aboriginal children, have a willingness to work within our diverse community, and have a fundamental respect for Aboriginal children and their culture. We provide training, support, relief and compensation to our homes. Please contact our Foster Care Hotline at (416) 969-8510 ext. 7788

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ANTIQUES

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

25 years experience. Richard & Janet 416-431-7180 416-566-7373 Articles for Sale

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GARAGE SALES Contents Sale! Saturday, August 3rd, 9am-2pm. 5 Northampton Drive

(off Shaver Avenue North between Burnhamthorpe and Bloor). Antiques (some rare pieces), furniture, dining room sets, household items, appliances......

ETOBICOKE 18 Manor Hampton Dr. (Islington/ Royal York, north of Elginton) Saturday, August 3rd, 8am-2pm. Three generation garage sale, lots of toys and great stuff!


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

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Plumbing

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

INSTALL: EVERYTHING flooring, backsplash, tiles, plumbing, electrical, doors, trim, baseboards, lighting, kitchens, painting, vanities. Estimates are free. Larry: Cell:647-992-9038 647-347-4100

Concrete & Paving

Decks & Fences

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Masonry & Concrete

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

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Masonry & Concrete

Moving & Storage

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

MOVING

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ELECTRICAL

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(Government rebate program) RenMark Plumbing and Heating has been servicing the GTA for over 20 years. Back water valves installed in one day Call for same day estimate

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TREE/STUMP SERVICES GTA TREE SERVICE

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

WATERPROOFING THE WET BASEMENT SPECIALISTS Waterproofing and Foundation Repairs

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Licensed & Insured • 35 yrs experience

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