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into summerlicious wT adig in etobicoke ke in the c i t y ’s p o p u l a r Summerlicious festival July 5 to 21 at participating Etobicoke restaurants. Enjoy special price fixe threecourse menus for lunch and dinner. Reservations required. Participating Summerlicious restaurants in Etobicoke include: Chop Steakhouse on Dixon Road; Grappa Ristorante on The Queensway; The Old Mill on Old Mill Road; Olio: A Mediterranean Grille in the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel on Dixon Road; Pulcinella Ristorante Italiano on Lake Shore; Santamonica Trattoria on The Queensway and ViBo on Bloor Street West. canada day brings out the annual ribfest Usher in Canada Day weekend with the 14th Annual Toronto Ribfest. The hugely popular event features live music, beer tents,
a kids’ zone, and of course, tons of ribs cooked by North America’s top ribbers at Centennial Park all long weekend starting this Friday at 5 p.m. Ribfest runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Rotar y Etobicoke donates Ribfest profits to support community activities. visit my pop choir open w house Love to sing? Visit My Pop Choir Etobicoke’s open house this Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. My Pop Choir is a community-based choir for people who love to sing, but who have no musical training and no experience. There are no auditions, no solos. Each of My Pop Choir’s seven choirs across the GTA is conducted by an experienced choir master who teaches songs in
harmony from the world of pop, rock, R&B and soul. Visit www.mypopchoir.com for more. various media wTakeexplore at upcoming art show in Explorations Art Show at The Assembly Hall. The July 4 opening reception held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. features York Artist Guild members’ work in various media. Show runs June 27 to July 25. Gallery hours: Mondays-Fridays: 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Assembly Hall is at 1 Colonel Samuel S m i t h Pa r k Dr. at Kipling Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West. For more, call 416-3387255. child hunger relief show at centennial Take in the Sounds of Summer Child Hunger Relief Concert this Thursday night at Centennial Park. The June 27 concert features a
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July 6 is the last day to nominate a garden in Etobicoke and in York for the city’s 2013 Toronto West District Great Gardens Contest. Every garden is judged in July during the first round. A point system is then used to determine successive rounds of judging for gardens that qualify throughout July and August. Winning gardens are selected in each ward in several categories: traditional; alternative/environmental; commercial/industrial, and other properties. Winners are notified in August and honoured at an awards ceremony in the fall at The Old Mill Inn. For more information or to nominate a garden, visit www.toronto. ca/parks/ pdf/contest.pdf, email greatgardens@ toronto.ca or call 416-392-7052.
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Will secondary plan revitalize Mimico?
| ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Even local councillor ‘concerned’ development may not happen
TAMARA SHEPHARD firstname.lastname@example.org Mixed public opinion greeted Mimico-By-The-Lake Secondary Plan’s final report last week. Etobicoke York Community Council heard an hour of residents’ and apartment building owners’ and representatives’ opinions both favouring and denouncing the city policy framework to guide revitalization of the lakefront neighbourhood over the next 20 years. Councillors voted unanimously last Tuesday afternoon to approve the plan. Councillors further directed three deputy city managers and the city’s chief financial officer to report back within eight months on ways the city could support implementing the secondary plan. The vote ends seven years of work by city planners and other staff, including numerous public consultations on priorities and preferences. “It’s a good plan, a balanced plan, a long-term plan,” city planner Matthew Premru said of the secondary plan. Area Councillor Mark Grimes initiated what is known as the “Mimico 20/20” revitalization project back in 2006. For years, he has urged residents to make some concessions or risk Mimico-By-The-Lake remaining unchanged for yet-more decades. The 1.6-kilometre study area is a stretch of Lake Shore Boulevard West populated by decades-old midrise and lowrise apartment buildings, as well as a commercial retail strip dotted with for-lease signs. “When we started, it was ‘Mimico 20/20: a Perfect Vision of Our Community’. The way it is now, with parking lots behind buildings on the lakefront is just not right,” Grimes told councillors. “Those buildings are at the end of their life. We invested $20 million in Mimico Linear Park. I’m concerned nothing is going to happen. Will this trigger development? “With development, good things happen. It was community benefits money from 11 Superior Ave. (a condo) that the city used to buy three stores, which is now public space so you can see the waterfront.” Residents have long expressed fears Mimico-By-The-Lake could
become another Humber Bay Shores, the highrise condo community to its east that developed 20 years ago after the demolition of the former motel strip. “Mimico-By-The-Lake and Humber Bay Shores are two separate and distinct geographies and histories,” Neil Cresswell, Etobicoke York director of community planning, told councillors and residents when asked by Grimes to compare the two communities. “Humber Bay Shores started with a clean slate with a new condominium community. Mimico will see infill in and around. There is a substantial difference in the scale of development, in our view.” T h e Mi m i c o - By- T h e - L a k e Secondary Plan proposes buildings built fronting Lake Shore Boulevard West would be capped at 25 storeys; buildings built south of that would be midrise, with a maximum height of eight storeys, with lakefront tall buildings capped at 15 storeys. In April, Longo Development’s planning consultant Craig Hunter warned councillors the height and density caps prescribed by the secondary plan would not incent his client to develop the property. “There is a very strong desire in the community to allow eight to 12 storeys maximum. Developers want greater heights and densities...To realize a plan, something has got to give. There has to be a balancing of interest,” Hunter said. In May, Longo sold its lakefront Amadeo Court 396 apartment units to Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust for approximately $56.2 million. “Bewildering” and “flawed” is how resident Paul Chomik described the secondary plan. “The Planning Act, Places to Grow, the Provincial Policy Statement are pieces of legislation municipalities are supposed to abide by and the city’s Official Plan is supposed to reflect that,” Chomik said. “In the Official Plan, intensification is directed to the downtown, city centres and the avenues. We’re looking at putting great intensification in an area that is supposed to be stable, not targeted for intensification. “How you rationalize doing that on the waterfront, I don’t know how it complies?”
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Suspect, 21, latest Catch 22 wanted This week’s Catch 22 Tuesday most wanted is 21-year-old Vidar Pooran. Pooran is wanted by police in south Etobicoke’s 22 Division on three counts of assault and three counts of failure to comply with recognizance. Officers are now asking the community for its assistance in finding the accused. Anyone who sees Pooran is urged to call 911, while anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 22 Division at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers
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online at www.222tips.com or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Catch-22 Tuesday is a successful police program at 22 Division that publishes the name, picture, and alleged crime of one of south Etobicoke’s most wanted. That information is then broadcast over both traditional and new medias each week in the hope that someone in the community will recognize the accused and contact police. For more info, follow 22 Division on Facebook or @the22news on Twitter.
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ummer is a great time to be in Toronto. Across the city, there is a smorgasbord of street festivals, cultural attractions, and other events that make Toronto a popular destination for tourists and offers residents a chance to experience parts of Toronto perhaps previously unknown to them. Many of these festivals, through the dogged efforts of volunteers, have become strong annual traditions – and sparkplugs for the city’s economy. One of those traditions is the Toronto Fringe Festival, the city’s largest theatre festival. It has served as a launching pad for theatrical careers, and several productions, including the likes of Da Kink in My Hair, have gone on to significant runs in theatrical and television formats. This year’s festival, the 25th annual, is running from July 3 to 14. Over those 12 days, there are 148 shows (more than 1,100 total our view performances) taking place in 35 venues. But this isn’t just a ‘downtown’ Festival tells thing, even if most of the festival venues are largely located at or stories of near the downtown core. communities When one factors in the contributions of the talented actors, writers, and directors, the Fringe is truly a unique reflection of Toronto’s make-up. For example, this year, North York’s Dayna Chernoff stars in Soup Can Theatre’s Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2: Kisses for a Pfennig. The Fringe is also a vehicle for stories about the city’s neighbourhoods. In 2011, the festival debuted Expect Theatre’s Awake, a production which told a mix of heartbreaking and hopeful stories from north Etobicoke’s Rexdale community. Scarborough rapper Urvah Khan appeared as herself, performing two of her original songs. Awake was shortlisted for a Toronto Arts Foundation award this year. This city has long had a strong theatre arts community. The continued growth of the Fringe Festival (this year is the biggest yet) suggests it’s getting stronger. Healthy communities have a healthy artistic component. There are plenty of ways to get involved. Whether it’s catching a show or volunteering with the Fringe, or considering volunteering your time and talent to one of several local community theatre groups, the opportunities are there. For more information about the festival, visit www. fringetoronto.com
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OK, Blue Jay novices, let’s talk ball A
fter a sluggish start, the Toronto Blue Jays have been the hottest team in major league baseball during the month of June and you can feel the excitement building all over town. It’s standing-andscreaming-room only on the Jays bandwagon. Census takers have been working around the clock chronicling the growth in Jays Nation whose numbers are escalating by the second. And the Rogers Centre is sure to be a sellout for the team’s next home game, which is on Canada Day against the mighty Detroit Tigers. It’s not all fun and games for the fans in Toronto who are discovering the sport for the first time, mind you. Getting up to speed on the decidedly voluminous vernacular of baseball is one tall order for newbies. To help ease the understanding of the lingo, here are some of the most com-
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monly asked questions. Q. I’m going to my first ever game next week. My friends who follow baseball all say the most exciting thing they experience at the ballpark is a stand-up triple. What is that anyhow? A. Jamoca almond fudge, on top of pralines and cream, which is on top of banana-strawberry cheesecake. The best stand-up triples I’ve found are on Level 2. Make sure to ask for a sugar cone. And tell ’em Jamie sent you. Q. What’s a squeeze play? A. If you get stuck in a row seated in between a couple of guys the size of Peter Griffin of Family Guy and Fat Albert. Q. What’s a sacrifice? A. Having the courage to order the happy meal even after the server told you they’ve run out of your
favourite toy. Q. What’s the infield fly rule? A. Always make sure it’s done up. Q. What does it mean when they say the shortstop has pair of really soft hands? A. I’ll defer to the best expert on that one, the well-known Madge. According to Madge, “It’s probably the Palmolive. You know he’s soaking in it right now.” Q. What does it mean when a hitter is caught looking? A. Likely that Beyonce is at the game and is sitting right behind home plate. Q. What’s the sweet part of a bat? A. If you tickle those little rascals right under one of their wings. They really can’t resist that. But please, let’s stick to baseball questions, OK? Vampire Q & A Week is not until Halloween. Q. I heard the announcer
say this last night when I was listening to the New York Yankees game on radio: “It’s the bottom of the fifth, the bags are loaded and two are out.” What was he referring to exactly? A. The activity in the top row of the nosebleed section, no doubt. It can get pretty rowdy up there from what I hear. Q. Last and certainly not least, this is one I’ve always wondered about. What is the exact definition of a perfect game? A. That’s easy. When your boss asks you to join him and the rest of the company’s movers and shakers in the corporate luxury box on the firm’s prestigious, invitation-only, all-youcan-gorge night. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at email@example.com
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Mayor shouldn’t be too quick to cancel land transfer tax To the editor: I have heard that Mayor Rob Ford is still intent on reducing, if not eliminating, the city’s land transfer tax. While I am in favour of eliminating taxes whenever possible, I was surprised to read this tax brought in more than $340 million in 2012 alone. What a cash cow this has become for the city. I would like to suggest that not only should this tax remain in place, more ways should be found to source new revenues from the real estate movers and shakers in this city. They aren’t suddenly going away and take
their urban sprawl with them if they don’t get what they want. We don’t need to subsidize them because they can afford it. Ford wants to reduce the tax by 10 per cent, creating a estimated $34 million loss to the city coffers. This money, if spent wisely, is vital to our city services and we can’t afford to turn our backs on this income. If the players in the market want to play, let them but they have to be under no illusions about the cost of doing business in Toronto. Chris Belfontaine
Look for a real transit solution To the editor: With everyone trying to help the Ontario Liberal government finance the Big Move’s $50 billion tab, did anyone have time to look at the ridiculous plans included in the Big Move that will worsen gridlock instead of reducing it? What kind of transit do we need? From a purely logical standpoint, subways and road improvements are the only solutions to reduce gridlock. Consider that most arterial roads in North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke are now at capacity all day. Why would anyone think it a good idea to take two lanes away to build streetcars in dedicated rights of way that
strangles all traffic including emergency and commercial vehicles and prohibits left turns and crossing the road? Most councillors voted in favour of former MPP Greg Sorbara’s subway to Vaughan, a city of only 300,000, outside the borders of Toronto. Yet they voted against a subway to Scarborough with a population of 700,000 that could be one million in 10 years. How about their grand idea to extend the Yonge Street subway to Richmond Hill? Today you can’t board a Yonge subway train at Sheppard at 8 a.m. without waiting for multiple trains to go by. Extending that subway to
Richmond Hill will mean e v e n To r o n t o n i a n s a t Finch station won’t be able to board, it will become a subway for the residents n o r t h o f To r o n t o w i t h Torontonians paying for it. To achieve any improvements, we must first build a downtown relief line that allows commuters to reach downtown without the Yonge Street line. replace RT with subway Another great solution would be to replace the Scarborough RT with a subway extension of the Bloor Street subway at a cost close to what is proposed today. Replacing this already obsolete technology with
one that is even older is absolute insanity. We must persuade councillors to consider the good of the entire city, not just downtown. The Sheppard subway from Downsview all the way to Scarborough was approved in 1986 and never completed. The citizens of Scarborough have been strongly lobbying for completion of it for years, but will be happy to wait in line, as long as they can be assured that no LRT will be built to decimate Sheppard Avenue the way they did St. Clair Avenue West. Let’s stop this insane construction of useless LRTs all over the city. Karl Haab
Transit funding issues will continue until politicians do something about it To the editor: Lack of transit funding has been a problem for our city
for many years and as long as our politicians sit on their hands, it will continue.
Funding will be an election issue during the next municipal and provincial
elections, and most likely the ones to follow in this city and province as well.
The time to do something has now past. It is makeup time and the
expense will only climb. Glenn Kitchen
| ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN | Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Volunteering with seniors offers unique experience
CYNTHIA REASON firstname.lastname@example.org June is Seniors’ Month – a time for Etobians to celebrate the seniors in their communities and the many ways they continue to enrich their lives. Those looking to pay tribute to those elders, said Kimberly Penton, co-ordinator of volunteer services at Lakeshore Lodge, need not look any further than their own backyards for volunteer opportunities serving seniors. Lakeshore Lodge is just one of three city-run long-term care homes in Etobicoke always recruiting volunteers to serve in a wide variety of capacities. “We have wonderful volunteers here who go above and beyond – it’s just an incredible group of people. And everyone has different skills and talents that they contribute,” she said. “The service and support our volunteers provide ranges from doing meal assistance, working in the gift shop, helping with Bingos and our gardening program, and providing musical entertainment – there’s so many different roles that they play, each one providing an opportunity to enhance the residents’ quality of life.” Last year alone, Lakeshore There are volunteer opportunities at Lakeshore Lodge, Wesburn Manor and Kipling Acres available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers, who may choose days and times convenient to their personal schedules, will enrich their own lives through active participation in helping others, sharing skills and talents, and learning through new experiences. Available opportunities include: w Executive: positions include president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, fundraising, crafts, Bingo and other program conveners.
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Lakeshore Lodge volunteer co-ordinator Kimberley Penton (right) and volunteers Alyssa Francavilla 16, and Jeff Steele take time out to talk about the rewards of volunteering with seniors at Etobicoke’s city-run long-term care homes.
Lodge’s team of 153 volunteers aged 14 to 90 provided a total of more than 8,000 hours of volunteer service – up 1,200 hour from the year before. Volunteers can sign up and lend a hand in different programs and opportunities at Toronto’s long-term care homes, which in Etobicoke also includes Wesburn Manor in central Etobicoke and Kipling Acres in north Etobicoke. The rewards of volunteering, added Penton, are often
far greater than the sacrifice. But don’t ask her, just ask two of her most dedicated volunteers – 16-year-old Alyssa Francavilla, president of Lakeshore Lodge’s Youth Council, and Jeff Steele, one of this year’s recipients of the city’s annual Excellence in Volunteering Awards. “My friends think I’m crazy spending my whole Saturdays volunteering, but I’m having so much fun volunteering,” said Alyssa, who began her volunteer stint at Lakeshore Lodge
last year as a way to earn her mandatory 40 hours of community service, but wound up enjoying it so much she stayed on. “I realized two weeks in that I absolutely loved it. I’ve been doing it for a year and I just keep boosting up my hours. If you don’t think of it as a chore but as something fun to do, you’ll want to stay past 40 hours. It’s not just about the hours, I’m getting experience. I get so much out of it.” A s p re s i d e n t o f t h e 12-member Youth Council at
Volunteer Opportunities: w Bingo: volunteers are needed for escorting, set up and calling Bingo for the residents. w Games and Activity volunteers: play cards, chess, Wii, board games or read with the residents. w Home Advisory Committee: involves 10 meetings a year and occasional special events at the home, providing community input for the home. w Meal-time assistance: helping residents at meal times. w Musical entertainment: for large or small groups, entertain by playing an instrument.
w Pastoral volunteers: visiting under the direction and guidance of the coordinator of Spiritual and Religious Care, and/or escorting residents to services. w Friendly visiting: provide friendship to residents by visiting, sharing conversation and time together, perhaps while sitting outside in nice weather. w Gift shop/Nevada ticket sales: selling snacks, gifts and other items to support the volunteers’ main fundraising activity (must be more than 18 years of age for Nevada sales). w Beauty salon: escorting residents, tidying and other
tasks to make the wait pleasant in the salon for the residents. w Special events: assist with birthday parties, barbecues, theme parties, pub, afternoon tea, concerts, etc. w Clinic escort: help residents attend dental, ear, eye, or other clinics both in-home and out at a clinic or doctor’s office. w Youth Council: student volunteers are needed to join the youth council. Great leadership role for students. w Gardening Group: assist with planting and maintaining the beautiful gardens at the home.
Lakeshore Lodge, Alyssa initiated youth-led programming on Saturdays for seniors at the home – ranging from fingernail painting for the ladies, to crafts, karaoke and board games – and also headed up a few fundraising initiatives – from a Christmas bake sale to a Mother’s Day flower sale. “The Youth Council has given me the chance to really expand my leadership skills, because before I came I really didn’t have any experience at all,” she said. “I really love coming here because I get to talk to residents and they have so many great stories. I learn so much from them, and I also get to see how happy they are to have someone to talk to and to have someone to do all these activities with.” For Steele, a University of Toronto Linguistics and French professor, the opportunity to volunteer at Lakeshore Lodge presented itself as one that would help him create a better life-work balance. “Work had begun to overrun my life, so I came here and talked to Kimberly looking for something a bit different from what I do in my regular life,” the Long Branch area resident said. “I wanted to get away from academia and I always enjoyed working with older people. It’s so nice to have contact with that generation – just that wisdom and knowing what’s really important in life, which you often forget when you’re pre-retirement.”
A part-time musician, Steele puts his skills on the piano to good use every Wednesday evening, performing two 45-minute sets for residents on two different floors at Lakeshore Lodge. “It’s a lot of fun. I find music really does connect with them in a way other things don’t. People who might not participate otherwise start singing along, or clapping, or just moving in time with the music,” said Steele, noting that his Lakeshore Lodge repertoire ranges from show tunes to songs from Disney movies. Before his sets on the piano, Steele also takes about a half hour each week to just visit with residents – an experience he called both rewarding and educational. “There’s a lot of fascinating people here because the home, in terms of people’s origins, draws from a lot of Europeans – there’s a lot of Brits, there’s a lot of eastern Europeans,” he said. “So you get to hear a lot of people’s different war stories, which makes you appreciate what we have nowadays, because these people have gone through a lot. Their stories are a part of Canadian and Toronto history and, as a volunteer, you’re actually hearing about it first-hand it here in the residence. It’s amazing.”
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Commitment and expectations w Students (aged 14 to 24) can volunteer in the summer months of July and August for 40 hours and/or during the school year for a minimum of 40 hours for six months. w Adult volunteers (18+) are expected to commit for a minimum of 40 hours for six months (approximately two hours a week). w All volunteers are provided with orientation, training and staff support. w Under provincial law, all volunteers who are 18 and over are required to have a police reference check.
To inquire about volunteer opportunities at a long-term care home in your area, contact: w Kimberly Penton, co-ordinator of volunteer services at Lakeshore Lodge, 3197 Lake Shore Blvd. W., at 416392-9460. w Elizabeth Paveley, co-ordinator of volunteer services at Wesburn Manor, 400 The West Mall, at 416-394-3610. w Moshsha Charles, coordinator of volunteer services at Kipling Acres, 2233 Kipling Ave., at 416397-5479.
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Principal Subban commended for bringing community together >>>from page 1 Gleeful shouts of “They’re here! They’re here!” could be heard all around the school grounds Wednesday, as students streamed out of the party’s bouncy castle, abandoned their ice cream cones and ran off in search of paper to sign – a few even hitting up this Etobicoke Guardian reporter for a few sheets from her notepad – as soon as they caught sight of the Etobicoke born-and-bred hockey stars. “I think they’re all very good hockey players,” said a smiling Eknoor Badwal, 10, clutching his crumpled autographs as he emerged from the swarm of excited students surrounding P.K., Malcolm and Jordan. Subban’s sons weren’t the only ones posing for pictures and trailing a line of students behind them wherever they went at Wednesday’s event, though. The elder Subban had his fair share of admirers showering him with gifts of handmade retirement cards, bouquets of flowers, and well wishes in his future endeavors, too. nothing but praise Both students and parents alike heaped nothing but praise upon the 30-year veteran educator, who made a lasting impact in his one short year at Claireville. “Since the arrival of Mr. Subban, the community has become so close-knitted,” said Nico Lakhan, co-chair of the Claireville Junior School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). “I’ve been on the PTA for nine years and have gone through three different principals, but never have I had this kind of rapport with the principal. The man is just here, there and everywhere. He’s loved by everyone. He’s visible and he’s caring. Plus, he’s got a big voice – people listen to him.” Jennifer Thornton – whose seven-year-old daughter Kayley “loves” Subban and “always wants to give him hugs” – said she herself had Subban as a vice-principal years ago when she was in Grades 7 and 8 at Rockcliffe
ing what he oft preaches to his students: “Like I tell the children: your potential lies inside of you. It gives you the ability to reach for something; to become something,” he said. author aspirations
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Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban signs autographs for students at the Claireville Jr. School BBQ on Wednesday, when his father Karl Subban retired from teaching. P.K. Subban was awarded the Norris Memorial Trophy this year as the NHL's best defenceman.
Middle School in York. “I think he’s great,” she said. “I think he’s one of the few who still cares about kids’ education. He’s fair and he’s caring.” Building that kind of a close relationship with his school communities is what Subban said is the first stepping stone in his students’ education – a goal he’s striven towards in the 10 schools he’s taught at in the 30-odd years since his career in education began with the then-City of York Board of Education. “My most important job is to develop a positive relationship with the students, the staff and the community – and once that relationship is positively strong, everything else takes off from there,” he said. “Without that relationship we’re not going to go as far, and we won’t do the thing that we’re supposed to be doing – and that’s helping our children to be better students and better people. That’s my job.” While Subban said he’ll miss his job as principal – especially at Claireville, which he lauded as a “wonderful school community” – he doesn’t intend on resting on his laurels very long. Instead, he’ll be practis-
“My potential has not been fulfilled yet. Once I leave this job, I’d like to become an author and write a couple of books.” Subban already has ideas mapped out for his first three books: the first two will be about education; the third will chronicle his sons’ meteoric rise in the hockey world – from humble beginnings at Etobicoke’s Pine Point Arena to establishing a family legacy of hockey excellence. “ When your children have a goal – when their GPS has been loaded from a very young age – they know where they’re going. They just need a little bit of help to get there,” he said. “So the theme of the book will be all about helping children to find their passion and fulfill their dreams.” Now that Jordan, the youngest of Subban’s sons, is close to fulfilling his own dreams – the 18-year-old Belleville Bulls defenceman will enter the NHL draft thisweek – he said he was grateful for the opportunity Wednesday to give back to the man who’s always stood behind him. “It’s special. This is the first time we were able to come out and meet some of the kids that he’s taught. Obviously my dad loves kids, so it’s pretty cool to see how he interacts with them,” he said, shortly after weathering an hour-long, marathon autograph session alongside his brothers. “Both my parents have always been very supportive of me and I can’t thank them enough. I know they made a lot of sacrifices for me and my brothers to be where we are today, and I’m forever grateful. We’re just happy to be a part of this today.”
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Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP to spend more time with twin sons >>>from page 1 A veteran cabinet minister, Broten was first elected to represent Etobicoke-Lakeshore at the provincial legislature in 2003 – serving as Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues (the latter two posts Broten still currently holds) during her nearly decade-long tenure. difficult decision The “difficult” decision to step down as EtobicokeLakeshore MPP as of July 2, Broten said, came after “a lot of soul searching” and reflection upon all she was able to accomplish alongside her constituents over the years. “I am so proud of what, as a community, we have accomplished in EtobicokeLakeshore in the last 10 years – the closure of Lakeview
Generating Facility, the work that we’ve done on the Great Lakes, on Mimico waterfront park, Trillium Health, Dorothy L e y Ho s p i c e, Wo m e n’s Habitat, LAMP, Stonegate, the transformation of Humber College and the development of film and television industry,” she said. “There’s just so many things that I am so proud of our community for coming together and really working on since 2003.” While some have speculated that Broten’s sudden departure from provincial politics may be tied to her fallout with teachers during her ofttimes rocky tenure as Education Minister – during which time she forced contracts on members of public school teacher unions under Bill 115 – Broten said that was “not at all” the case. “You can’t be someone who is afraid of making challenging decisions,” she said, noting she’s proud of the work she accomplished as Education Minister under then-Premier Dalton McGuinty. “I have a lot
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Zachary and Ryan, whom Broten said she’s looking forward to spending some longoverdue quality time with. “My primary focus right now is having a summer guided by Zachary and Ryan rather than the minute-by-minute itinerary that has guided my life for the last 10 years. They are looking forward to a summer of having my undivided attention,” she said. “I really haven’t thought about what I might do after that. I’m someone who really commits 110 per cent to what I’m doing, so I’m going to commit 110 per cent to the boys for the summer and see where we go after that.” Come the fall, Broten – who practiced law for 10 years before joining politics – said she will turn her attention back to her career aspirations. She said she wouldn’t rule out a return to politics. ‘never say never’ “I’d never say never,” she said. “Politics is in my blood. I have no idea what the future
holds, but I am going to be open to the adventures of life.” Premier Kathleen Wynne, whom Broten notified last week of her resignation, thanked her “friend Laurel for her dedication and hard work” on behalf of EtobicokeLakeshore residents, noting her diverse portfolios as a veteran cabinet minister over the years. “In these roles and in everything she did, Laurel was a tireless advocate for the women of Ontario. She introduced the Clean Water Act to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water and oversaw the government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy – helping to lift more than 40,000 children and their families out of poverty,” Wynne said in a statement. “Her presence at Queen’s Park will be missed and I wish Laurel all the very best in the new stage of her life and career.”
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Museum donor thanked wSpadina The Economic Development Committee meets today to, among other things, say thank you to a private donor that wants to give $200,000 to the city-owned Spadina Museum. The gift comes from the estate of the late Gerald D. Yanke. Assuming the committee and council vote to accept the bequest, the funds will be used over the next four years to “support projects that improve customer service and leverage the division’s ability to generate funds and other resources to support the museum.” sought on urban wildlife wreport
With the summer coming, Toronto’s Licensing and Standards Committee will be looking at ways to deal with the ultimate local scofflaws: urban racoons. The committee has before it a request by S t . Pa u l ’s Councillor
david nickle the agenda Josh Matlow to find a way of “mitigating the negative impacts of urban wildlife.” Matlow wants to see a report coming back by February, finding out how the city monitors urban wildlife and how the city might reduce their impact on Torontonians. The committee meets Thursday. lighting on the table wNuisance
Also on the agenda for the Licensing and Standards Committee is a request from Matlow to find a way to switch off nuisance lighting. Currently, the city only enforces complaints about direct lighting shining onto residents’ properties. Matlow wants to see if there’s a way to mitigate against lighting that still annoys, even if it shines elsewhere. committee Vacancies to be filled On Thursday, the city’s
Striking Committee, which decides which councillors will sit on which committee, will fill some holes. Scarborough East Councillor Ron Moeser has stepped down from the Community Development and Recreation Committee, and York West Councillor Anthony Perruzza has resigned from the Licensing and Standards Committee. Civic appointments committee meets O n F r i d a y, t h e C i v i c Appointments Committee meets to deal with leftover items from the last meeting, which was cut short after chair Frances Nunziata broke quorum. The committee will be dealing with appointments to the Toronto Licensing Tribunal, the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts Board of Directors shortlist and the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Board of Management shortlist.
David Nickle is The Guardian’s city hall reporter. His agenda column runs every Tuesday.Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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8th Annual Girls’ Night Out WHEN: 6:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. CONTACT: Liz Fox, 416-252-7949, www. womens-habitat.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: $90 This fundraising event will host over 200 women coming together to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a signature cupcake and one 15-minute service (massage, psychic reading, hair). Women can bid on silent auction items, purchase raffle tickets (1st prize is two round-trip tickets to anywhere Porter flies), and enjoy each others’ company all while raising funds for Women’s Habitat shelter renovation project.
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Lebar Music School’s 50th Anniversary Annual Student Concert WHEN: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. WHERE: St. James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Nadia Lebar Boctor, 416-473-2572, naj@ rogers.com Lebar Music School is an Etobicoke private music school which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary at this year’s Annual Student Concert. Suggested contribution $5. Public Speaking and Leadership Goodyear Toastmasters WHEN: 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. WHERE:
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Sidewalk Chalk Party! WHEN: 1 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave. CONTACT: James Murchison, 4163945120, email@example.com COST: Free Soak up the sun while using sidewalk chalk to decorate the concrete in front of Richview Library. Enter to win cool prizes and learn more about Word Out!, the teen summer reading club. No registration required. Ages 11-19. Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall CONTACT: Nigel Marsh, www. goodyeartoastmasters.com, vppr@ goodyeartoastmasters.com COST: Free Learn how to develop your public speaking voice and leadership skillls in a friendly and supportive environment. What’s great about Toastmasters is that you get to learn at your own pace. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practise conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches,.
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Happy Birthday Canada WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Kipling Plaza, 2141 Kipling Ave. CONTACT: Sherrie Oggy, 416-741-5219, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free Community party at Kipling Plaza with free cake, karaoke, face painting and
giveaways. Toronto Ribfest WHEN: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd. CONTACT: www.torontoribfest. com, email@example.com COST: $2 (children under 12 free) The Toronto Ribfest Food and Music Festival committee and Rotary Etobicoke look forward to providing you with fabulous food, family-focussed attractions, two stages of entertainment, and lots of other interesting features. Until Monday, July 1. Free Community Lunch WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Church Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-2475181COST: Free Lunch including desserts, tea, coffee, and cold drinks. All ages welcome.
Community Day at the Westway! WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Westway Christian Church, 6 Kilburn Place CONTACT: Karen Ewing, 416-2471922, karen@westwaychristianchurch. com COST: Free Barbecue, flea market, silent auction, 50/50 draw and more. Vendor space still available. Profits from the event go to help homeless youth in the community. The Lorax : Summertastic Movie WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free Pick up your free tickets at the Children’s Information Desk.
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Canadian Day Celebrations at 210 Royal Canadian Legion WHEN: 12 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: Bill Muir, 416231-2021, COST: Free events, except for barbecue Fun for the whole family. Barbecue, games/prizes, dunk tank, face painting for the children, vendors and DJ.
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WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Plaza, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: Julia Graham, 416-231-7070, email@example.com COST: Free Get answers to your gardening questions, with a focus on container gardening. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’re sure to leave with greener thumbs.
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Get Ready to “GO!” WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free Join performer David Fox for a fun and interactive experience in which the audience becomes the band, using a variety of percussion instruments and colourful puppets.
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Never too early to learn lacrosse Peanut lacrosse players take part in June practice camp
ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: Mimico Lacrosse held a camp this month for Peanut Lacrosse players to learn how to play a non-contact lacrosse game. Counter clockwise from top left, little Avery, one of the smallest of players, is all decked out in her gear and takes a shot on goal; Dan Atkinson helps coach the youngsters at the camp; Angelo Harrison drags his stick as he leaves practice with mom Stella; Little Jacob gets a hug from aunt Candice Bullock after taking a shot.
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The province should back up recent comments by the provincial transportation minister and build a new light rail line completely underground, says a Scarborough councillor. Taking issue with Minister of Transportation Glen Murray’s contention in early June that the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line (LRT) is a subway – since the majority of its planned route runs underground below Eglinton Avenue West – ScarboroughAgincourt Councillor Mike Del Grande said the entire 19-kilometre line should be built below street-level. ���You can’t claim it’s a subway if it goes above ground, so we’re all in agreement,” said Del Grande during an interview last week. “Put it underground all the way.” At last Tuesday’s meeting of Scarborough Community Council, Del Grande introduced a motion calling for all of the Crosstown, in light of Murray’s remarks, to run underground. The motion was adopted by a majority of the 10-member council.
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One-third of all elected officials in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) have signed a pledge in support of better transit funding, says CivicAction. Officially known as the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, the group announced last week 116 politicians – 31 of them from Toronto including Premier Kathleen Wynne – have signed the pledge calling on the province to adopt Metrolinx’s recent recommendations for new taxes and user fees. “The support of these 116 elected officials, from all levels of government and across party lines, is key to making sure our region invests in our future,” said CivicAction CEO Mitzie Hunter in a press release. Metrolinx says it needs two billion dollars in new funding annually to pay for $34 billion in transit improvements planned for the next 15 years in
the GTHA, which include subways, LRT and bus-dedicated lanes. To view the pledge, visit www.civicaction.ca seeks photographers’ submissions wttc
The TTC is calling on amateur photographers to send in their best transit shots to hopefuly grace the cover of an upcoming edition of its regular Ride Guide publication. Along with Spacing magazine, the transit commission is holding a contest seeking the best shots of TTC vehicles, stations and facilities. In addition to making the cover of the summer edition of the guide, the winning entry also gets a prize package which includes a one-month Metropass. The second place entry will be displayed on the fall edition cover while the third-to-13th place finishers will have their work displayed in an online gallery posted on the TTC’s website. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 4. Rahul Gupta is The Guardian’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT
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ebar Music School marks its 50th anniversary at its annual student concert. The performance and celebration takes place Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at St. James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Rd. Student performances include piano and guitar. Suggested contribution for the event: adults $10; students 15 and under $4; seniors $5. Seating begins at 6:15 p.m. The evening is open to the public. For more information call 416-473-2572 or visit www.lebarmusic.com for details on the school. Jazz powerhouse
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arts in brief Presented by the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, the performance on Saturday, June 29 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., creates a carnivalinspired mood featuring Brian O’Kane (trumpet), Colleen Allen and Andy Ballantyne (reeds), Alastair Kay (trombone), Rick Shadrach Lazar (percussion), Carlos Henrique ‘Riquinho’ Fernandes (percussion), Rob Gusevs (keyboards), Collin Barrett (bass), Max Senitt (drums), Gord Sheard (piano and accordion) and vocalist Aline Morales. The performance takes place at the Dining Room Supper Club at The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. Tickets are $25.45 (including HST). Advance tickets available through Ticketmaster
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Young string players show off the skills they’ve learned f o l l ow i n g a w e e k - l o n g program at the Kingsway Conservatory of Music’s Suzuki Strings Camp. The students will perform a mini-concert and demonstrations for family and friends. The Suzuki Strings Camp Finale takes place on Saturday, July 6, All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. For details call 416-2340121, ext. 222.
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The matter divided the two south Etobicoke councillors: Ward 5’s Peter Milczyn and Ward 6’s Mark Grimes. Grimes strongly argued the considerable funds continue to be directed toward improvements to the trail system. “700 Evans Ave. was very contentious and went to the Ontario Municipal Board,” Grimes said. “There is no park within miles. The money should be spent on that trail system. There is no other green space in the area.” Milczyn argued for flexibility in how and where the money is spent. The Ontario government will not allow the city to pave a trail under the QEW, he reported, before it undertakes an Environmental
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Mayor Rob Ford wants to set up a garbage incinerator to deal with the city’s solid waste. “Let’s move onto our new waste to energy plan,” Ford told reporters last Wednesday. “Let’s move forward. We’re behind the rest of the world turning garbage into money.” Ford made the comments after Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee had sent city staff off to come up with a plan for reaching the city’s waste diversion goal of 70 per cent. The report request came with an amendment – to include incineration and other thermal methods for disposing of garbage as some of the
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possibilities. Ford, however, made it clear that he favoured that method. “We need some sort of burning methodology,” he said. “You can call it gassification, incineration. Around 70 per cent of the world already has some kind of method in place. They turn garbage into money. Because garbage is money. When you see truckloads of garbage going down the 401, that’s truckloads of hundred dollar bills.” idea previously rejected Toronto politicians have considered incineration in the past – notably, under Mayor Mel Lastman – but always rejected the idea. Ford opponent Beaches-
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East York Councillor Janet Davis said she was “shocked” that Ford would state a preference for the controversial waste disposal method so early in the process. “I was shocked – absolutely shocked,” she said. “He says he’s going to turn garbage into money? The mayor has already predetermined the outcome of this 18-month study. The mayor has already decided he wants incineration in the City of Toronto. This is an important public policy question. We are examining a whole range of positions but what does the mayor do the first time he opens his mouth? He decides what he wants to do. How incredibly short-sighted.”
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SATURDAY, JUNE 29 ◗ Essex Ravens vs. Etobicoke Eagles (Essex District High School, 3:30 p.m.) BANTAM LEVEL
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 ◗ Essex Ravens vs. Etobicoke Eagles (Essex District High School, 1 p.m.) ETOBICOKE YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE
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The Etobicoke Ranger’s Adrian Forrest, left, slides into second base as North York Blues’ Max Lebovich makes the tag during Toronto Baseball Association minor mosquito action at Milt Dunnell Field in Bond Park on Sunday. Etobicoke went on to win the game 10-6.
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UPCOMING GAME In Etobicoke Youth Soccer, the under-11 girls Spain team play against the Uruguay team at Westgrove Park on Monday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m.
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