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What began as a seemingly routine application for a fence exemption at Etobicoke York Community Council this week quickly escalated into a heated hour-long debate over the “toxic situation” on Judson Street in south Etobicoke. Nine local residents appealed to west-end councillors at Tuesday’s meeting to deny ML Ready Mix Concrete/ML Lumber a fence exemption that would allow the company to retain the existing corrugated metal fence around its storage site at 145 Judson St. – a “too tall” fence residents allege is used to conceal ML’s “illegal” use of the site. MORE THAN IT SEEMS? “Don’t be fooled by (ML’s) statement that the fence provides the property with privacy, safety and aesthetics and a barrier to dust and noise,” local resident Joanne Cortellessa cautioned councillors, referencing the company’s grounds for applying for the fence exemption, listed in a staff report from Municipal Licensing and Standards. “This illegal fence affords ML privacy to store raw >>>SITE, page 15

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TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com The new $4.3-million Salvation Army Etobicoke Temple officially opens its doors Saturday on the cusp of the season of giving. “Giving Hope Today” is the Salvation Army motto. Two years ago, the international Christian charity and church further deepened its community conscience in north Etobicoke when it launched a successful $2-million fundraising campaign to replace its temple with a new, fully-accessible, one-level building at its existing 2152 Kipling Ave., north of Rexdale Boulevard, address. Saturday, the new Salvation Army Etobicoke Temple officially opens with special guest Lt.-Col. Susan van Duinen, divisional commander for the Salvation Army Ontario Central East. Yorkminster Songsters join the Etobicoke Temple senior band for an evening celebration concert. A ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. will be followed by a building tour. A celebration banquet starts at 5:30 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. by a celebration concert. Tickets are $25 for the banquet and concert or $10 for the concert only. All proceeds benefit the temple’s family services. The temple has operated in Rexdale for 40 years, a merger of two earlier temples. The new temple features a large, community-accessible gymnasium, classrooms, meeting rooms, a moreprivate food bank, sanctuary, fellowship hall, large kitchen and audio-visual equipment that enables services such as large funerals to be broadcast in the gymnasium. “There are lots of opportunities for the building to be used in many

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different ways,” Corps Officer Major Kester Trim said. “The large kitchen could be used in an emergency. The gymnasium could be used for sleeping if there was an emergency situation in Rexdale.”

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Trim and his wife, Major Kathryn Trim, took over leadership of the Salvation Army Etobicoke Temple in Rexdale in July 2012. The couple had spent five years in regional leadership of the Salvation Army in Quebec. As the Trims came to know the needs of the Rexdale community,

the importance of the temple’s food bank to that community could not be understated, he said. “We can’t discount the importance of the food bank; the ability of families to get groceries,” Trim said. “The high cost of living is expensive. We have a lot of folk who need that basic support. They keep coming back and signing up. It’s often new Canadians or people who want to become Canadians. It’s a real challenge for them.” Each month, the temple’s food bank serves an average 500 local families. That need swells to approximately 800 families in the month of December. Family services, most critically its food bank, is the core, practical assistance the Salvation Army Etobicoke Temple provides to people, as well as referrals to other community services. The new temple affords the

opportunity to investigate broadening its community services, Trim said, whether after-school programs, training or even English conversation groups. “We’re very pleased to be able to minister and do work in north Etobicoke. The building is an important piece of infrastructure that is there for the community. We’re happy to be here.” To further support the temple’s family services, donations can be made to its iconic red Christmas Kettle Campaign wherever kettles are located from Burnhamthorpe Road in Etobicoke north to Vaughan or mail or drop off a cheque with “family services” in the memo line to Salvation Army Etobicoke Temple, 2152 Kipling Ave., Toronto, ON, M9W 4K9.

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oronto’s reputation has certainly taken a pounding these past few weeks, with news of our mayor drawing international attention for all the wrong reasons. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try to find some bright spots in this mess. Once the jokes and stories die down, most will have seen our city as having taken the political steps necessary to deal with the situation while respecting the democratic process. Mayor Rob Ford is only one person in this city and, remember, he’s only one vote on council. What about the rest of us? We know Toronto is so much more than this. We’re a great city with lots to offer residents and visitors. It’s our home, and there couldn’t be a better time for residents for take a look at our positives rather than feeling sorry for the unwanted attention we’re getting. We just held another wonderful Santa Claus Parade last Sunday, our view drawing huge crowds downfor the 109th annual event. Celebrate our town Remember that it takes some great city and 3,000 volunteers to run the parade, and make it the success it is year all it offers after year. That’s the Toronto we’re proud to live in and there’s plenty more to celebrate. With winter approaching, local skaters can take to a number of outdoor ice rinks slated to open this weekend. Going out and enjoying recreational activities in the city, be it skating, taking part in other sports or simply going for a walk in a local park, there’s no better way to get back in touch with your community and your neighbours. We can also enjoy the coming holiday season by taking part in one of the many events set for the city. We get the best of the best when it comes to productions such as the National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. And every neighbourhood also celebrates the season with bazaars, bake sales, performances, community and school concerts, and numerous undertakings to help those less fortunate at this time of year. When you are talking with friends and family from afar in the coming weeks, tell them the good things about your city. Ensure that they understand all this political hoopla does not impact the day-to-day governing of Toronto, and certainly takes nothing away from the spirit, services and fun of our city.

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ll those landslide votes to clip Mayor Rob Ford’s wings last week and this might be enough to bolster faith in the human community. After all, councillors from the left and the right and the mushy middle united pretty firmly in opposition to a mayor whose behaviour has been an affront on every level. For some time, it’s seemed as though council as a microcosm and we as a society are sharing fewer and fewer common values across the political and even geographical landscape. When council “took away the keys” as Willowdale Councillor John Filion put it Monday, it was a powerful statement: whatever we all may think about privatized garbage collection, at least we can agree that the lying, the crack-smoking, the bullying, the public drunkenness, the inebriated

david nickle the city ranting about murder, and the refusal to co-operate with police investigations are all beyond the pale. On this much we might agree. It makes for good feelings now. But it would be a mistake to think that this moment of clarity for those on council, and in the city, who supported Rob Ford until very recently have washed the stains from their hands. Those councillors who supported Ford because they supported the agenda must, like the voters who gathered behind Ford Nation, still bear responsibility – and not just as enablers. It was clear to anyone paying attention that Ford was a profoundly illequipped candidate to be

mayor of Canada’s largest city. As a councillor, he had already proven himself prone to threats and rages, and also to lying about his alcohol consumption. As a candidate for mayor, he was recorded offering to try and obtain oxycontin on the street for a supporter, and outed as having a drunk driving conviction in Florida. When he took office, supporters on council and in the community overlooked a new litany of sins: his truancy during football season – which at one point included the diversion of a TTC bus to take the team he coached home; his documented incidents of dangerous driving; his disregard for conflict-of-interest rules that nearly lost him his office. And when the allegations aimed toward the criminal, those supporters of the agenda barely whispered their disapproval,

and many of the mayor’s supporters held fast. Even at other levels of government. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the mayor shook hands in front of the cameras and Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak gratefully accepted his help in the summer byelections, even as the crack video allegations swirled and coalesced. It was only when the mayor’s behaviour descended to its most bestial, vulgar and universally offensive that his friends, allies and supporters made the choice to leave him behind. So it comes down to this: we do share common values across the political spectrum. But it’s not comforting at all, to realize how deep we have to dig into the muck, to find those values.

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Why is city tearing up Reader wants Vincent Massey Childcare Centre to remain open usable space in Kings To the editor: Re: ‘Parents hope to stave off TDSB sale of Vincent Massey PS’, News, Nov. 7. This letter expresses my disappointment in the manner in which the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has chosen to sell surplus lands. The TDSB doesn’t have a legal obligation under the Education Act to engage stakeholders before making these decisions. However, the TDSB did not act in accordance with their stated principles of community engagement and social justice as evidenced by Vincent Massey School going for sale Sept. 4 and the public ‘consultation’ happening mid-October. If the TDSB cannot be counted on to act in an ethical manner, I must then examine the actions of my locally elected representative, Ward 3 TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough. I would like to know, as a matter of public record, how she voted when she first became aware that Vincent Massey was being considered for sale; when she first engaged in community consultation; and what action, if any,

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Volunteer Augustina Osei, and Const. Bill Vollmar bring food donations into the Jamestown Food Bank on Tuesday. Vollmar organized this sizable donation from Sunny Foodmart and the Asian Food Centre, and deliveries will continue regularly.

A special delivery for foodbank It takes a village: police, grocers come through with donations CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Eda Black watched in awe Tuesday afternoon as a small army of volunteers hauled cartload after cartload of noodle soups, canned goods and other

foods into the cramped quarters that house the Jamestown Food Bank. As assistant co-ordinator of the food bank, which is run out of Thistletown Community Services Unit on Jamestown Crescent, Black and her fellow

volunteers help upwards of 350 local families each week gain access to food. Sometimes, however, the demand for their stock overwhelms their supplies – which is why Black was so grateful when two delivery trucks from Sunny Foodmart and the

Asian Food Centre arrived on her doorstep Tuesday. “Oh my goodness gracious, I’m walking on air. We don’t have to turn away people now. We’ll have enough food for people in the area,” she said, >>>councillor, page 11

More than 50 concerned parents were expected at Toronto District School Board headquarters last night to plead with trustees to cancel – or at least delay – the sale of the former Vincent Massey Public School site in Etobicoke. The TDSB identified the 2.7acre site at 68 Daisy Ave. – now home to the area’s largest daycare centre, Vincent Massey Child Care – as surplus back in June and has since placed the property for sale through its subsidiary, the Toronto Lands Corporation (TLC). Parents from the newly formed Save Vincent Massey Parents Council arranged to appear before the TDSB’s P l a n n i n g a n d Pr i o r i t i e s Committee Wednesday night in order to express their concerns with the impending sale, spokesperson Ryan Kuz told The Guardian in a phone interview before the meeting. “Our message, after explaining briefly the situation and how dependent our community is on the quality day care Vincent Massey provides, is going to be to ask to delay the sale of the school in order to do a full >>>trustee, page 20

she took to try to delay the sale after a strong show of support for this from her constituents. Someone who truly believes that ‘their kids are our kids’ would have engaged the largest child care centre in the ward that serves 180 children and has been leasing the building for 28 years and has 150 children on the waiting list, parents and other stakeholders at the earliest opportunity. In The Guardian’s latest story, Gough said she’s working to ensure the child care centre “lands on its feet” and seems to suggest reloca-

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tion is inevitable. This is not what the parents of children in the community are asking for. We want the day care to stay where it is, in a beautiful school where there is ample green space for the children to run and play, and at a centre that provides service for all children in the family. So now we turn to the city as there is a glimmer of hope that councillors Janet Davis and Anthony Peruzza, through their ‘Let’s Talk Childcare’ campaign and the more flexible provincial funding formula can help save Vincent Massey Childcare. This issue is political and we are eager to see who will step up for affordable, regulated day care in this city and province. Gough said that “change is part of community development.” I couldn’t agree more, and I am open to positive change and would love to see Vincent Massey Childcare own the building and land if given a fair opportunity. However, if we’re forced to relocate, the change I may be seeking is one of representation. Emily Ghent

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To the editor: I am a regular user of Kings Mill Park. This summer, a large grassy section (located at the loop of the southbound vehicular road coming from Old Mill Road) was torn up and planted with hundreds of seedlings, making this part of the park unavailable for picnics, strolls, ball-playing, and all the other things that the public uses a park for. I would like to know whose idea it was to render this lovely grassy area unusable. What was the parks department thinking when it made the decision to eliminate open parkland and replace it with an obstacle course as the seedlings are planted so close together (especially since a similar action a few years ago on the west side of the same road has produced a dying and stunted growth of

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If you enjoy a crazy farce, with non-stop mayhem and outrageous characters, then Theatre Etobicoke’s latest production is the show for you. Who’s in Bed with the Butler, by Michael Parker, opened last Thursday to a sold-out crowd at The Assembly Hall. It has become the perfect show to launch the group’s new season. New faces and fan-favourites make up the cast of this crazy affair that centres around the aftermath of a billionaire’s death and the people he left his vast fortune to in his will. Set in modern day, in the beautifully constructed wine room of the late William Olden, complete with a central staircase and stunning bar area, we first meet Agnes (Susan Finlayson), a maid who marches to her own drum, and the butler, Clifton (Taran Beaty), who is readying the house for the soon-to-arrive guests. This includes Mr. Olden’s daughter Constance (Mila Carruitero) and her lawyer Vance (Natasha Fiorino), who is coming to the house to contest some of her late father’s decisions.

While Constance is the main beneficiary, some major assets including his art and car collection, and yacht was left to three of his former lovers and which puts her in a foul mood. However, before the house is turned upside down with guests, an actor named Susie (Carolyn Lawrence) shows up at the mansion. Turns out, Clifton wants to hire her to play his wife. The reason: to stave off one of his former boss’s lovers who want him for herself. One by one, and just as flamboyant as the one who came before, the ladies show up including an English firecracker named Josephine (Ada Balon), a sex-crazed French lady named Renee (Michelle Lopez), and a blonde valley girl named Marjorie (Annie Fairfoul). And, they all seem to have one thing in common: a desire for Clifton. With three scantily clad women running around, a maid who is constantly looking for her pet rat, an actor that has her work cut out for her and a butler that has more going on than he’s letting on, the mansion quickly becomes a madhouse of hilarity. In a fast-paced comedy like this, timing is just as essential as believable performances,

and this cast and the crew hit both marks. With multiple details, entrances and exits, and sound and lighting, everything is executed flawlessly. Hats off to the ladies in this production, especially the three sultry former mistresses who nail the mannerisms and physicality of their roles; Carruitero plays Connie with grace and humour and Fiorino is great in her role as the hard-balling attorney. By the second act, the comedic talent of Lawrence as Susie truly shines, and she boasts some amazing moments. Last but not least, the two scene-stealers of the show, Win as Davis who gets knocked out a dozen times in this show, and Finlayson as the deaf-when-she-wantsto-be Agnes. This show is a light-hearted and entertaining way to spend an evening in the theatre, and if you want to laugh, it’s the show for you. n Who’s in Bed with the Butler’s remaining shows are Nov. 22 to 24, 8 p.m., at The Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park Drive. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by calling 416-246-1889 or by visiting www.theatre-etobicoke. com .


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Singing the praises of the Out of the Cold program

Annual Carolling in the Kingsway concert benefits winter outreach work with homeless CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com

and a subway token before they head out for the day at 8 a.m. “It takes a lot of work, but everyone comes together and it’s really quite inspiring,” Walton said. For volunteers like Cathie Figueira, who’s also a member of the All Saints choir, her participation in Carolling in The Kingsway has been made all the more meaningful by her weekly work with the homeless who benefit most from the concert. “I work with Out of the Cold here on Friday nights, so it means even more to me,” she said. “It’s moving to see first-hand the people who really need help, and to see them getting that help. They’re so appreciative.”

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his year’s Carolling in the Kingsway concert is set to hit recordsetting crescendos, with the voices of upwards of 150 local choristers expected to sing in harmony in support of those less fortunate. Now in its 13th year, the annual Kingsway BIAsponsored concert directs its entire proceeds to the Out of the Cold (OOTC) program at nearby All Saints’ Kingsway Anglican Church. It’s an event, said BIA Chair Cathy Beaulieu, that helps both kick off the holiday season in The Kingsway and shine a light on the true meaning of Christmas. “The spirit of Christmas has never been deeper, for me, as it has been since we started this, because it just has a truer meaning,” she said. “It opens up your heart to the meaning of Christmas – it’s not about what denomination you belong to; it’s not about whether you’re right or left. It’s about the music and giving.” The Carolling in The Kingsway concert, known more commonly in local circles as the Out of the Cold concert, will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Always a popular event, the firstcome first-served concert is often packed to standingroom-only capacity 45 minutes in advance of the show, noted three-time concert musical director Shawn Grenke of All Saints’ Kingsway. “We’re busting at the seams. People come up to an hour and a half early, just to get a seat. We’re not at the point yet where

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The Carolling the Kingsway, Out of The Cold Choirs rehearsal took place at All Saints Kingsway on Bloor Street at Prince Edward on Sunday. The choir is made up of choirs from five churches in the area.

people are camping out overnight, but maybe next year,” he laughed. The programme for this year’s concert, Grenke added, includes a “fantastic” ‘Gloria’ by Mark Hayes, a “beautiful piece” called ‘Never a Brighter Star’ by Dan Forrest, a newer work commissioned by Mark Himmelman called ‘Love Shone Down at Christmas’, plus audience favourite Hallelujah Chorus to close out the show, among many others. The multi-demoninational choir – consisting of nearly 150 singers from All Saints, Our Lady of Sorrows, Islington United, Kingsway Baptist, Kingsway-Lambton United, Royal York Road

United, plus the Kingsway Conservatory Children’s Choir – will be accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra of community members who have dubbed themselves the OOTC Orchestra. “It’s just a fantastic spirit,” Grenke said of the concert. “The thing that I find most remarkable, though, is that every cent that goes into the collection envelopes goes directly to the Out Of The Cold program, because all of the concert expenses – from the players, to the music, to the programs and posters – are covered by the BIA. A production like this costs thousands of dollars, so it’s a quite a testament to the commitment of the BIA.”

Last year, thanks to the support of the Kingsway BIA, the Carolling in The Kingsway concert raised more than $10,000 towards the OOTC program at All Saints’ Kingsway, said program co-ordinator Ralph Walton. The 20-week program, which has run annually out of the church since 1996, feeds up to 90 men, women and children, plus provides a warm place to sleep for 20 homeless men every Friday night from mid-November to early-April. This year’s program kicks off Nov. 22 and wraps up April 4. When the doors open at 6 p.m., a hot dinner prepared by that evening’s volunteer group is served to

guests at their tables, as live musical entertainment is performed on stage in the church hall. Following dinner, OOTC overnight guests can then choose to either watch the weekly movie, take advantage of the church’s computer room, make use of the on-site laundry and shower facilities, participate in an art program, or seek the care of the parish nurse. Then, after enjoying what Walton said many overnight guests have called “a very peaceful sleep” at All Saints, the men are provided with a hot breakfast served by the morning shift of volunteers, and receive a packed lunch

The Carolling in the Kingsway Concert benefitting the Out of the Cold program will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. Admission to the popular holiday concert is on a first-come, first-served basis, so all wishing to attend are urged to come early. Donations are strongly encouraged, with offerings of $20+ receiving tax receipts. All proceeds benefit the Out of the Cold (OOTC) program at All Saints’ Kingsway Anglican Church. For more information about the OOTC program, including how to donate or volunteer, contact the program co-ordinator through the All Saints office at 416233-1125 or via email at office@allsaintskingsway. ca


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Teachers use the virtual classroom to empower, connect students globally >>>from page 1 question – including Don Bosco – where student Luca Maglietta asked “Is sewage sludge water being used in organic farming?” “I thought it was a very good presentation,” Maglietta said. “(It made me think about) how much waste is actually used in different things – how we have to actually be careful what we throw away into our waters.” Maglietta is in a “Forces of Nature” class where he watched two NFB shorts on the toxic waste called “Toxic Trespass” and “Crapped Out” before his peers collectively chose the question. “We were actually shown a video of sewage sludge and how it’s used in regular farming,” Maglietta said. “Because of that, we came up with (organic farming) because they say nothing is put into it - no chemicals or anything.” After asking the question, Suzuki informed the class that organic farmers have been fighting the issue for years.

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The Church of Atonement, 256 Sheldon Ave., will host a Christmas Holly Day Bazaar Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual event featuring a white elephant table, gift basket raffle, home baking, fashion accessories and a lunchroom. For more information, call 416-251-6292. Christmas comes to St. Paul’s Church wCeltic

St. Paul’s United Church presents Celtic Christmas Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Now celebrating its 10th performance at the Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park Dr., Celtic Christmas features dancing from Ireland and Scotland, harp and flute performances, the return of Gin Lane Celtic Band, soloist Jennifer Potter and bagpipers. Tickets are $30 by reservation only. Contact Dorothy Stewart at 416-259-6541 or www.celticchristmas.ca Bring the family to the winter bazaar École Sir Adam Beck Junior

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The Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) Splash choir will be featured in an upcoming TVO HotDocs documentary. Unsung: Behind the Glee captures the hard work and dedication put in by ESA Splash and their rivals, the Wexford Gleeks, last year as both prepared for the pressure-cooker finals of the Canadian Show Choir

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Etobicoke York Community Council unanimously approved plans for a new subdivision in Long Branch, despite what one local councillor called a “55th minute” attempt by a neighbouring landowner to have the proposal deferred. The application put forth by Diamond Corp real estate developers on Tuesday proposes: an eight-storey, mixed-use mid-rise building containing commercial uses on the ground floor, plus 133 residential units above; a single-storey commercial building to include a replacement Beer Store among other retail uses; a series of three- to four-storey townhouses totaling 392 units; and parkland area, all to be situated on 10 acres of land at 3560, 3580 and

3600 Lake Shore Blvd. W. At issue with that proposal for Craft Development Corporation, the owners of the property directly to the east at 3526 Lake Shore Blvd. W., is the new public street network the application proposes – namely the east-west corridor. “I’m here to ask for a deferral. We have a different road network proposed than the application before you, and we’re concerned that a comprehensive view has not been taken of these two items together, so that we can come up with a solution that works for both properties,” said Weston Consulting Planner Kurt Franklin, noting that his client has also submitted planning application for a mixed residential/commercial development to the east of Diamond’s. “We have very grave concerns with the road network as proposed right now, with the east-west connection at the south end of the property... Ours proposes an east-west network along the railway

corridor to the north.” While Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes called Franklin’s request for a deferral until January a “55th minute” attempt to hold up an application that has been in the works for years, Steve Diamond, president of Diamond Corp., successfully argued his application’s case. “We have met with the landowners to the east and now, to my surprise, at about 9:30 this morning I received a copy of a letter indicating they want our application deferred,” said Diamond, noting that Diamond Corp bought the former brownfield lands four years ago and has since cleaned it up. “...to take it and defer it after four years of processing, and with a positive staff recommendation, would be totally unjustified and do great harm.” Grimes and the rest of his EYCC colleagues agreed, voting unanimously to approve Diamond’s application.

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Councillors greenlight condos for old Beach Motel property CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com West-end councillors took steps toward avoiding a costly Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) battle this week, by defying city staff recommendations and voting to approve an amended proposal for two towering condominiums on the site of the iconic old Beach Motel. Empire Communities recently appealed their application for 2183 Lake Shore Blvd. W. to the OMB, seeking approval to build two residential towers standing 46 and 66 storeys in height and containing a total of 1,285 residential units. At Tuesday’s meeting of Etobicoke York Community Council, city planning staff urged councillors to refuse the application and to send the city solicitor to defend that refusal at the OMB on Dec. 16 (pre-hearing) and

Feb. 4 (full hearing). In their 29-page report on the application, planning staff stated that Empire’s proposal doesn’t comply with a number of criteria in the Official and Secondary plans, nor does it comply with the heights and setback requirements outlined in the Etobicoke Zoning Code. When questioned by councillors, Neil Cresswell, director of Community Planning for Etobicoke York District, said planning staff’s stated concerns with the proposal would not be alleviated by any of the amendments negotiated between Empire and the local condo association – including changing the tower heights to 63 and 49 storeys. Jim Reekie, who as president of the Humber Bay Shores Condominium Association represents 13,000+ condo dwellers in the area, said the association has been in talks with Empire

to address its members’ concerns – namely the proposal’s height, park area and public parking. He urged councillors to approve the amended application in order to avoid a costly OMB battle, for which the association has received party status. “We support an approach that would achieve a negotiated settlement,” he said. While Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes supported Reekie’s request, assuring his colleagues that outstanding wind impact issues could be resolved before the OMB meetings, neighbouring Councillor Peter Milczyn (Ward 5), a trained architect, expressed his continued misgivings, saying expecting a resolution on issues in a few weeks was overly ambitious. Milczyn, however, was the lone voice of dissent. Grimes’ motion passed 7-1.

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Get tips on keeping your books straight at seminar next Wednesday Learn all about bookkeeping at a free seminar hosted by Enterprise Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall. Tricha Morgan of Morgan Financial Services will introduce participants to the accounting program ‘Quickbooks’ and will show you how to invoice clients, print sales receipts, create a financial report and much more. Session runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 416-395-7416. Register at www.enterprisetoronto.com Humber hosts BRANDING event H u m b e r C o l l e g e ’s HumberLaunch entrepreneurial support program hosts an intellectual property and branding event on two dates – Dec. 5 and Dec. 9. May Cheng of multinational law firm Fasken Martineau will discuss how to create brand images from an IP context, how to protect proprietary interests by registering trade-

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Two Etobicoke BIAs were honoured with awards at the third annual TABIA Awards Banquet last week. The awards banquet took place at Palais Royale. The Kingsway BIA was given the Round of Applause award for its plantings that change with the season. The Islington Village BIA was honoured in the Community Service category for its work with the

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is taking place this week. To mark the event, Prime Minister Stephen Harper released a statement praising the contributions of entrepreneurs to Canada’s economy. “Entrepreneurs are hardworking and dedicated individuals who contribute immensely to our country’s economic growth and prosperity. This week, we celebrate their passion, drive and confidence,” Harper said in the statement. For more on the week, visit www.gew.co Grace Peacock is the managing editor of The Etobicoke Guardian. Her column appears every second Thursday. Email her at gpeacock@ insidetoronto.com

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ECI math results top in EQAO rankings Etobicoke Collegiate Institute (ECI) has scored among the highest in the EQAO’s Toronto Grade 9 math results. Ninety-nine per cent of Grade 9 students in the academic math program at ECI are meeting or exceeding

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TTC puts off closure of part of Yonge Early closures on subway extended subway line until at least 2016 rahul gupta RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com The TTC will put off closing a section of the Yonge subway line until 2016 at the earliest. The outdoor tracks between Eglinton, Davisville and St. Clair stations are well past their standard operating shelf life. Even so, the transit commission has opted to shelve a lengthy shutdown planned for 2014 and instead commence rehabilitation work on the Davisville-area tracks, which would allow it to continue operating for at least five more years. In a memo sent to the TTC board as well as city council and the mayor, CEO

Andy Byford said next year’s planned shutdown was no longer feasible once costs for providing replacement bus service – for as long as two months according to some reports – were calculated. “During peak periods, upwards of 250 new buses and more than 400 additional operators would be required for this endeavour alone,” wrote Byford in the memo. “This is neither practical nor affordable.” The Davisville tracks are now 60 years old and in an urgent state of repair due to decades of exposure to the elements. Because of their condition, trains travelling through the area must travel at slower speeds, a restric-

tion which leads to sluggish service on the overcrowded Yonge line, particularly during rush hour. Byford said work on other projects, including the TTC’s ongoing upgrade of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway signalling system, would also take place when the tracks are eventually shut down. He cautioned weekend subway closures might still be required, as has currently been the case with the ongoing signal work. “Our engineers are working hard to devise a plan that will allow us to do this work with a minimal amount of disruption to TTC customers, city residents, businesses and motorists,” he wrote.

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There will be no GO Train service on the Lakeshore West line from: Saturday, November 30, 2:00 a.m. — Monday, December 2, 2:00 a.m. Regular service will resume as of 5:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2. The GO Buses that normally connect to trains in Hamilton will also be cancelled during this time. Bus service between Niagara and Burlington will run between Niagara and Hamilton instead.

The TTC board voted this week to support a plan extending early subway closures at the north end of the Yonge line to aid urgent tunnel repairs at Lawrence Station. The move won’t much impact late night riders between Finch and Eglinton stations, who are accustomed to nightly subway shutdowns as of 12:30 a.m. for the past five years so work crews can complete urgent tunnel maintenance work. The board’s decision now means early subway closures will continue for up to two more years to allow for the replacement of parts of the deteriorating subway tunnel ceiling under the Lawrence Station bus bay, which TTC has deemed a potential safety hazard. open through the winter wCorktown

Corktown Common will remain open throughout the winter. The urban green space by the GO train corridor and CN Rail tracks in the redeveloping West Donlands opened to the public in an unfinished state this past June and was slated to close for six months follow-

TO in TRANSIT ing Thanksgiving weekend to allow for final construction touches. But now Waterfront Toronto says the park will stay open while work continues on the park’s “wet” side, home to an immense artificial marsh which doubles as a storm drainage system. A public square northwest of the park is also expected to open in 2014. Fare hike on agenda wTransit

An upcoming transit fare hike is expected to be a major source of conversation at an upcoming TTC public meeting this week. Billed as a Customer Town Hall, the public forum takes place at city hall on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers and will give transit riders the opportunity to ask questions or offer suggestions directly to senior TTC brass. The meeting is scheduled to take place one day after a special board meeting to approve next year’s TTC and Wheel-Trans budgets which

The TTC is inviting residents to take a look at some of its new vehicles during an open house at its historic streetcar repair facility this weekend. On Saturday, visitors will get the chance to tour the Harvey Shop, which was erected in 1923 and named after the TTC’s second-ever general manager D.W. Harvey following his death in 1938. Open-house attendees will have the chance to check out both vintage as well as the brand-new Bombardier streetcars, plus the 60-foot articulated buses set to begin service on some routes in December. The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harvey Shop, in the TTC’s Hillcrest complex, near the intersection of Bathurst Street and Davenport Road. Rahul Gupta is The Guardian’s transit reporter. His column appears every Thursday. On Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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232-9000 RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL HOME! A QUIET GEM!! Location Minutes From Downtown. 716-8326 High-Demand Extraordinary Golf Course Setting w/ Resort-Like Pool &

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416

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416

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A Rare Gem In A Most Desirable Pocket Of Markland Wood! Gracious Principal Rooms. Hardwood Flooring, 2 Fireplaces. Sunken Main Floor Family Room, Main Flr. Laundry, 2.5 Baths. 4 Generous Bedrooms; Master has 3-pc Ensuite. Much Loved Home. Tastefully Refreshed. Awaits Your Vision!! High Efficiency Furnace - 2013. Huge Potential! Great Opportunity. Do Not Miss This One!! MLS #W2786548.

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36 EAGLE ROAD

bungalow, neutral colors with 500-0029 Detached hardwood floors & attached garage. Charming

Re/Max All Stars Realty Inc., Brokerage

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62’ X 152’ LOT!!

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2791 LAKE SHORE BLVD.

Large 4 Bdr, 2 Storey Townhouse. Clean, Bright, Freshly Painted, Modern Kitchen With Brand New S/S Appliances. Parquet Flooring Throughout, Open Concept. Great Location, Steps To Medical Centre, Library, School, Park, Shopping, Ttc At The Door, Close To Hwy! Condo Complex With Great Recreational & Fitness Facilities, Indoor & Outdoor Pool, Gym, Sauna, Party Rm, Squash, Playground & Much More!

416 416

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front porch and separate side entrance to fully-finished lower level in-law suite. Minutes walk to Islington subway, gym, shops and restaurants.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 PM

CATHY GRAHAM

Sales Representative

236-1241

FABULOUS CONDO IN PRESTIGIOUS “THE MASTERS”

Absolutely Move In. Designer Decor 3 Bdrm Downsplit. 416 One Of The Largest Units (1724 Sq Ft) With Superb www.cathygraham.co West View Of Markland Wood Golf Course, Tennis Courts And Park. Gleaming Mahogany-Stained Parquet Flrs Thru-Out. Updated kit with SS Appli. Dn Rm Is Re/Max Professionals Open Concept With Kit Large Principal Rms, California Shutters, Crown Moulding Thru-Out, New Doors, And Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated Baseboards. Shows Very Well!! Asking $429,000.

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314 RENFORTH DR

Independently Owned and Operated

Independently Owned & Operated

#1

Bright & Sunny Bungalow In Prime Etobicoke Neighbourhood Of Bloordale Gardens. This Gem Features 3+2 Bdrms & 3 Full Baths, Generous Sized Principal Rooms, Updated Eat-In Kit W/Granite Counters & New S/S Appliances. Separate Entrance To Finished Lower Level Offering Family Room, Kitchenette, 2 Bdrms & 2 Baths Ideal Potential For In-Law Suite Or Rental. Stucco, Double Car Garage & Nicely Landscaped Front Yard. Great Curb Appeal! Offered @ $589,000

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1.5 year-old, open-concept executive bungalow on a 170’lot, located just a 1-min drive to the Stonebridge Plaza & a 4-min drive to the main beach. Features incl hardwood flooring throughout the main level, a 15 x 20 family rm with cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace & 2 dble French door walkouts to a 20’long deck. Large, bright kitchen w/ sliding door walkout, granite countertops, upgraded & extended cupboards, large centre island w/ bkfst bar. Kitchen is open to a 15’wide dining rm with wainscoting. 3 wshrms on main lvl, jacuzzi & glass shower plus double sinks in master wshrm. Open staircase to a fully finished bsmt, featuring 2 carpeted bdrms, full (4th) wshrm, huge kitchen w/ 2 pantries, & a 2nd 15 x 20 family rm. Oversized bsmt windows, laminate & ceramic flooring. Home has just been landscaped, with an interlocking 40’driveway (no sidewalks) & 100’walkway, spotlights, potlights & inground sprinkler system.

Sales Representative

905-456-1000 Realty Services Inc., Brokerage

Independently Owned and Operated

Spacious Raised 3 Bedroom Bungalow. L-Shaped Living Room/Dining Room, Warm Oak Hardwood Floors Throughout The House. Large Eat-In Kitchen With Ceramic Tiles, WalkOut To Deck Overlooking The Garden. Great Place For Summer B.B.Q’s. Main Floor Bathroom Has Soaking Tub. The Basement Has A Huge Recreation Room Complete With A 3 Piece Bathroom. This Is A Very Nice Starter Home. Of Course There Is Central Air For Those Hot Days In July And August. For A Picture Tour Please Visit: www.tinaklein.com

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 PM 0 ,00 5 8 $5

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1509 - 1403 ROYAL YORK RD. Executive Style Penthouse - Corner Suite. These largest suites are rarely available - only 2 sold in last 3 years. Wrap around windows, 2 balconies, 2 baths, 2+1 bedrooms, 2 parking spots. 1250 sq.ft. Panoramic City views. TTC at your door.

NADIA PROKOPIW, MBA Sales Representative 416 884-2510 (Cell/Text) WWW.NADIAP.COM Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

Royal LePage West Realty Group, Brokerage *Independently Owned And Operated

OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4 PM 0 ,00 9 9 $5

MARKLAND WOOD

232 THE WEST MALL. Immaculate 4 bedroom, 4 level backsplit in the much sought after Markland Wood! This well maintained home boasts: gleaming hardwood flooring throughout; a bright eat-in kitchen with walkout; spacious master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite with heated flooring; sunfilled living/ dining room with wood burning fireplace; finished basement with built-in bar & fireplace; central vacuum, and a large private fenced yard. Ideally located near great schools; TTC, and minutes to downtown.

PAUL & LEEANNE FRANCOMBE Sales Representatives 416 233-6276 Francombe.ca Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

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Sales Representative

THINKING OF SELLING YOUR HOME, CALL ME!!!

$799,000 Absolutely Stunning! Executive 3 Bdrm, 4 Bath 3 Storey Semi on Cul- De- Sac. Almost 2000 Sq Ft of Luxury!!! Main Fl Open Concept. Gourmet Kitchen with W/O to Huge Deck, Hardwood,10’ Ceilings, Pot Lights, Trimming & Crown Moulding. Gorgeous Master W/ Ensuite, w/ Jacuzzi & Sep. Glass Shower + W/O to Terrace. Fin Basement, Possible Apt. South of Annette. Near Humberside Collegiate & Annette School, Beside the Park. Walk to Bloor St. www.11rowland.com

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Alderwood West! 3 bedroom semi with gleaming hardwood floors, renovated kitchen with granite, s/s appliances & breakfast bar. Large bedrooms, fully fenced private yard and patio, 2 car garage, c/vac & c/ac. Walk to GO train, Long Branch loop. A must see! COURTNEY PFAFF Sales Representative Off: 416 236-1871 Dir: 416 786-8459 Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd, Brokerage

OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4 PM 0 ,00 9 6 $8

RICHMOND GARDENS!

23 PARMALEA CRES Meticulously maintained Executive Backsplit, located on 50x150 ft Fenced Lot on Quiet Crescent. Freshly Painted, Newer Hardwood Floors & Thermal Windows. Family Room with Fireplace & Walk-Out to Patio. JEFF MACKO 416 236-6000 Sales Representative 416 565-3332 Sutton West Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

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Frank Leo

PROVEN RESULTS!!! OVER 1.5 ACRES IN PRESTIGIOUS EDGEHILL GARDENS!! Spectacular Stone Mansion in ultra private setting, one of Toronto’s finest neighbourhoods. Fabulous country living in the city, multiple walkouts,pool complex with gazebo,fresh water pond,tennis courts,master retreat,simply stunning.Incredible 690’ depth with access from cul-de-sac great potential for future development. One of a kind jewel, please contact Frank Leo for any questions. $6,300,000

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Incredible Royal York/Edenbridge 5bdrm 2 storey on beautifully landscaped 100’ x 210’ ravine lot. Resort-like terraced back garden, waterfall pond, gazebo and in-ground pool. Gorgeous 2 storey foyer, fabulous gourmet kitchen, main floor billiard room w/English style bar, Stunning 2 storey family rm with huge custom library wall and ladder rail. Spacious large lower level rec. rm with w/o absolutely a must see $2,399,900!!

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GORGEOUS RENOVATED RAISED BUNGALOW W/O BSMNT!! Situated on a quiet Court, 234’ deep Ravine lot. Totally renovated custom gourmet kitchen, Quartz countertop, stainless steel appliances, Large open concept layout, sunken living rm, formal dining rm, circular staircase, spacious family rm with w/o to patio overlooking ravine, fabulous neighborhood, close to all conveniences only $899,900!!

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Some improvements can lower home value

More buyers, fewer listings boost growth in early Nov. GTA realtors reported 3,131 residential transactions through the TorontoMLS system during the first two weeks of November of last year. This result represented a 21 per cent year-over-year increase compared to 2,582 sales reported during the same time in 2012. Over the same period, new listings were down by more than four per cent. “The results for mid-November indicate that GTA households remain comfortable with the costs

of home ownership,” says Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher. “If not for the persistent shortage of listings for most home types, we would likely be experiencing an even higher level of sales as more buyers would be able to make a deal on a home meeting their needs.” The average selling price for November 2013 mid-month transactions was $538,708, representing an 11 per cent increase compared to $485,988 in 2012.

“More buyers competing for a smaller number of listings has translated into an accelerating pace of price growth. This theme has been most prevalent in the low-rise segment, including single-detached and semi-detached houses and townhomes. However, it is important to note that the condominium apartment market has also become tighter,” says Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. – TREB

Home improvements are typically made to improve the functionality and look of a home, but renovations also can increase the value of a home. Certain changes to a home can make it more attractive to prospective buyers, while other renovations may make a home less appealing. For example, a complete overhaul of an outdated kitchen is often a smart financial move, while installing a pool or hot tub may not be worth the cost to homeowners. Separating the good from the bad renovations makes smart financial sense, and homeowners looking to improve their homes’ resale values may want to avoid the following projects. Bedroom and garage conversions: Changing a room’s traditional function often turns off buyers. For example, turning a garage into a home gym might seem like a great idea for you, but it may not be so appealing to prospective buyers. Buyers can certainly reconvert the space, but they would consider the costs of such a conversion when making

their offers on the home. Stylized colors on trims and rooms: Painting over unappealing colors is a project many homeowners can handle. However, some may be discouraged by a home that has too many bright colors or textures on the walls and trims. Buyers often want homes that are move-in ready, meaning they can get settled in before undertaking large projects. A living room painted in purple or zebra print may not fit the design scheme of many buyers. Dark colors do not easily disappear, and taping off and painting trimwork or changing it entirely can be equally time-consuming. Stick with neutral colors when selling a home, even if this means giving rooms a new coat of paint before putting your house on the market. Hot tubs and spa tubs: Many people find soaking in a bubbling brew of hot water quite inviting. But buyers often do not want to inherit a used hot tub. Although hot tubs are cleaned and maintained with sanitizing chemicals,

some people may view them as unsanitary. Removing a hot tub can be labor-intensive. And much like a pool, a hot tub may not be appealing to buyers with young children. Removing closets: Closet space is often high on buyers’ priority lists. Turning closet space into an office or removing a closet to make a room bigger may be fine for those who are staying put. But these modifications can be a turn-off to prospective buyers. Too many features: In an effort to “keep up with the Joneses,” some homeowners will overimprove their home to the point that it outshines all others on the street. There is a case for having nice things, but homeowners may struggle to sell a home that is disproportionate to other homes in the area. Practice moderation when making improvements to attract more buyers. Making informed choices before renovating can help homeowners recoup the largest share of their investments. – MS

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reading cell phone BBM updates from the field. “But in order for the entire humanitarian community of the world to get there and stand up, it’s fast, but it’s not that fast. It’s two, three, four weeks. What we do is fill in the gaps. “Our job is we’re there first. We’re fanned out. We’re quick. We’re nimble. We’re small in different areas. We’re

getting aid out now to fill those gaps. We’re buying time for the bigger agencies to come in.” The federal government is matching Canadians’ donations up to $5 million to humanitarian organizations like GlobalMedic responding to typhoon-ravaged Philippines’ relief between Nov. 8 and Dec. 9. GlobalMedic had mobilized and

was set to will deliver five million water purification tablets, 12 water purification units, $100,000 worth of essential medicines and three ‘superstructures’, giant, military-like tents that are semi-permanent, capable of withstanding Category 3 winds. Matt Capobianco, GlobalMedic’s manager of emergency programs, is heading the team that has set up large-scale water purification units capable of supporting a city, distribute individual units to families in isolated, under-serviced areas, support mobile medical clinics treating survivors, deliver medicines, and complete quick intervention projects, like fixing a roof on a school or shelter. In Iloilo, Biclar is a member of the nine-person Canadian team leading relief efforts doing the same work as their Ceba-based colleagues. “He’s a Filipino doctor who came to Toronto for a better life,” Singh said of Biclar, with whom he has worked. Both men are paramedics. “It’s his hometown. It will be an emotional experience for him. But I’m sure he’ll do it.”

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Holiday Social, Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser for Rotary Park WHEN: 7 p.m. to WHERE: Lakeshore Yacht Club, 76 Col. Samuel Smith Park Dr. CONTACT: Lilette Wiens, lilette@lilettewiens.com COST: $60 pp Join your neighbours for a fun night of wine and beer tasting, live music, appetizers and an exciting silent auction in support of the Rotary Park Rejuvenation Project.Hosted by local celebrity Alicia Markson from CTV News.

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Christmas Bazaar WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Consolata Missionaries Centre, 2671 Islington Ave. CONTACT: Consolata Missionaries, 416-749-8907, imctoronto@torontoconsolata.com COST: Free Christmas bazaar features clothes, toys, small household items and more Craft Sale and Flea Market WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Thistletown Community Centre, 925 Albion Rd. CONTACT: Kerrie McAlister, 416-394-8717, kmcalist@toronto. ca COST: Free A community craft sale and flea market, open to the public. Partnership with Thistletown Lions Club – providing refreshments. Westside Christmas Bazaar WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Westside Long Term Care Centre, 1145 Albion Rd. CONTACT: Sabrena Chunu, 416-745-4800 Ext.237, sabrena.chunu@reveraliving.com COST: Free Westside Long Term Care hosts its annual Christmas bazaar. Photo with Santa, rummage Items, baked goods, entertainment,food, gifts and more. Holly Day WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Church of the Atonement, 256 Sheldon Ave. CONTACT: 416-251-6292 COST: Free

Bundle Up Weekend WHERE: St. Gregory Catholic Church, 122 Rathburn Rd. CONTACT: Liam Cameron, 416 237 0926, liam.cameron@live.ca COST: Free Weekend collection of donated clothing, shoes, bedding, draperies and small household goods for the needy in the community by The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. There will be a truck in the parking lot of St. Gregory’s Church to collect donations. Volunteers will be at the truck from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1

Teens WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: The Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park Dr. CONTACT: Junior League of Toronto, 416-485-4218, info@jlt.org COST: Free With a simple cup of tea, you can make the holidays brighter for a local teen in need. Musical entertainment, silent auction, local artisan shopping. Bring a gift card or cash donation for a teen.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Applewood/The Shaver Homestead, 450 The West Mall CONTACT: Applewood, the Shaver House, 416-622-4124, jswoods@bellnet.ca COST: Free Gift shopping in a friendly Victorian setting. The Homestead presents the yearly craft sale with beautiful, unique crafts made by local artists and crafters.

Real Change Boys Filmmaking Project WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave. CONTACT: Susan Seaman, 416-3945120, sseaman@torontopubliclibrary. ca COST: Free View a series of videos created by male youth focusing on issues facing boys and young men today. Filmmakers will be on hand for audience discussion.

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Get some of your Christmas shopping done at this annual event featuring a white elephant table, gift basket raffle, home baking, fashion accessories, Tamboli and a lunchroom. Lakeshore Arts Open House WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: Kayla-Wray Amy, 416201-7093, kaylawray@lakeshorearts. ca COST: Free Join the board of directors and staff to celebrate the newly expanded gallery and workshop space and our newly obtained administration offices and recognition of a three-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for youth initiatives.

Fall Fashion Show WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: 416-2312021COST: $10 at the door Fashions provided by Alia/TanJay. Trunk sale at end of show. Music, First Nations healer and more.

Traditions of the Dark Months WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Montgomery’s Inn Museum, 4709 Dundas St. W CONTACT: Karen Millyard,danceweavers.ca/toussaint. html, danceweavers@gmail.com COST: $20 adults, $15 students, youth and seniors. Renowned performers Anne Lederman on fiddle and storyteller Bruce Carmody unveil a bewitching evening of storytelling and music from the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore, where during the “Black Months” of November and December all gathered by the fire to hear the bleak and eerie tales of northern coastal France. rich and haunting tales. Not be suitable for children under 12. Pre-registration strongly recommended.

101 at the 101 WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 101, 3850 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: , 416255-4535 COST: $5 Grey Cup party hosted at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 101. Flat screen TV, raffle, door prizes. Cost is $5 pp, includes dinner. Cash bar.

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Lakeshore Arts AGM WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to WHERE: Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: 416-201-7093 COST: Free Join Lakeshore Arts staff and board at its Annual General Meeting. Memberships can be purchased and renewed online at www.lakeshorearts.ca Junior League of Toronto Tea for

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CARP Etobicoke Meeting WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Islington Golf Club, 45 Riverbank Dr. CONTACT: etobicokecarp@gmail. com COST: Free Meeting features topics on ‘Arthritis’ and ‘Hearing Loss’, along with an update on the Etobicoke General Hospital re-development project. Ward 1 Trustee Forum WHEN: 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Downs Jr. Middle School, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Kim Beauchesne, 416397-3063, kim.beauchesne@tdsb. on.ca COST: Free Toronto District School Board Director of Education will be the guest speaker.

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Cancer Prevention WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Albion library, 1515 Albion Rd. CONTACT: Suzanne Alimoglu, 416-394-5170, salimoglu@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Topics include risk assessment, making healthy lifestyle choices and screening procedures for men and women for colorectal cancer.

‘Tis the Season Annual Open House WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: The Assembly Hall, 1 Col. Samuel Smith Park Drive CONTACT: 416-338-7255, assembly@toronto.ca COST: Free Share a cup of holiday cheer at the annual open house, while helping decorate the tree and enjoying diverse musical performances. Craft making for kids. Please bring a donation of new hats, scarves, mittens or socks for the Warm Wishes Tree. UFOS: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-3945247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Victor Viggiani will present an introductory lecture on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). Wellness Workshop: Life Path Mapping WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lakeshore Blvd W CONTACT: Bebhinn Jennings, 416201-7093, bebhinn@lakeshorearts. ca COST: $10 for members Your lifetime is one big path − and having a map would help wouldn’t it? Harlene Weijs will spend an evening showing you how to draw that map and how you can use it both personally and professionally. Let There Be Music Christmas Concert WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Kipling Collegiate Institute, 380 The Westway CONTACT: Geoff Smith, 416-9962805, vision-1@rogers.com COST: $10 Concert of Christmas music conducted by Harry Learoyd, Susan Chopp and David Parsons.

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Adam Sharanewych of the Richview Saints makes the catch and runs in for a touchdown while Northern Red Knights Ronan MacPhail-Silver looks on during Toronto District School Board Tier 1 semifinal football action last Thursday at Birchmount Stadium. Richview won 34-14 to advance to the TDSB championship game today (Thursday), 2 p.m., at Centennial Stadium.

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PEEWEE A WEST DIVISION FRIDAY, NOV. 22 ◗ West Mall Lightning vs.Vaughan Panthers (Etobicoke Centennial Arena, 56 Centennial Park Blvd., 7:45 p.m.) ◗ Humberview Huskies vs. Humber Valley Sharks (Westwood Arena, 90 Woodbine Downs Blvd., 8 p.m.) MIDGET JR. A INTERLOCK DIVISION FRIDAY, NOV. 22 ◗ West Mall Lightning vs.Duffield Devils (Etobicoke Centennial Arena, 56 Centennial Park Blvd., 9 p.m.) SUNDAY, NOV. 24 ◗ Humberview Huskies vs. North York Knights (Westwood Arena, 90 Woodbine Downs Blvd., 4:35 p.m.)

MINOR PEEWEE AA WEST DIVISION FRIDAY, NOV. 22 ◗ West Mall Lightning vs.Missauga Braves (Etobicoke Centennial Arena, 56 Centennial Park Blvd., 7:20 p.m.)

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MINOR MIDGET AA WEST DIVISION FRIDAY, NOV. 22 ◗ West Mall Lightning vs.Streetsville Tigers (Etobicoke Centennial Arena, 56 Centennial Park Blvd., 8:30 p.m.)

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xperts agree, the teenage years can present a whole host of pressures – most of which can easily be managed with the right support from parents and caregivers. There are particular pressures, however, that if unrecognized and allowed to fester, can compel youth to take their own drastic measures to cope. With proper awareness and exposure to positive stories of inspiration, teens can change their outlook, says Prof. Gordon Flett of York University’s LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research. He points to all-star pitcher and Toronto Blue Jay R.A. Dickey as someone who overcame the odds. With the release of his autobiography in 2012 Wherever I Wind up: My Quest for Truth came the revelation that Dickey had been harbouring a devastating secret for most of his life – he had been sexually assaulted as a child. To cope, he turned inward and away from his family. “As one illustration of his feeling of isolation, Dickey would break into empty houses so he could sleep alone and didn’t have to go home,” Flett says. Tormented by the abuse he suffered as a child coupled with early career setbacks, Dickey contemplated suicide for a time. It was after nearly drowning in the Missouri River his perspective on life changed. “Here’s an example of someone who got a second chance and went on to become the best pitcher in the league,” Flett says. Experts who deal with suicide from across the province, say youth contemplating suicide may be dealing with a number of risk factors, including isolation, perfectionism, stress, imitation, the topic’s prevalence in public discussion, as well as a need for instant gratification. The drive for perfection amounts to “a huge proportion” of suicide, particularly in youth, according to Flett, whose collaborative work with

Dr. Paul Hewitt of the University of British Columbia on perfectionism has received widespread national and international attention. Many people put on a front or “social mask” so even close friends and family don’t realize the extent of the pain they’re experiencing. “We get contacted by families who say, ‘We didn’t see the signs; (the suicide) happened without warning,’” Flett says. “Sometimes these people can be so good at hiding the signs, but it’s important for families to know that this is common.” However, family members and friends need to be aware if everything seems too perfect. Fl e t t a d v i s e s parents to look out for their teens if they are no longer feeling or seeming like

their old self. Open up a dialogue, he says. Parents need to demonstrate to their teen that they care. Their child needs to know he or she matters; that their love is not contingent on unreachable expectations. Parents should not be afraid to share some of the mistakes they’ve made or how they overcame a difficult period in their lives. In a conversation with school teachers, who asked him what they could do when they see kids who are pushed to the limit, Flett advised them to be that person teens can open up to, to assure them that they are not alone. “They need to know the statistics, that others at the same age feel the same way,” Flett says. “Adolescence is a difficult time for everyone.” Sheeba Narikuzhy, clinical supervisor at East Metro Youth Services, says there can be a range

We get contacted by families who say, ‘We didn’t see the signs; (the suicide) happened without warning. Sometimes these people can be so good at hiding the signs, but it’s important for families to know that this is common. – York University Prof. Gordon Flett, LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research

of warning signs for youth thinking about suicide, including significant changes in eating and sleeping habits; withdrawal from friends, family and activities and unusual behaviour or unusual neglect of appearance and a teen’s decline in school performance or attendance. “Be aware of talk of suicide, even in a joking way,” she says. Sudden or dramatic changes in personality should get parents’ attention. If teens become happy and calm after a long period of moodiness and anger, perhaps they’ve made a decision about ending their life or, if they have begun to give away prized possessions, seemingly for no reason. “The risk factors can be biological, whether teens have mental health issues like depression, anxiety or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),” Narikuzhy says. “There are social risk factors: victimization by peers; bullying or cyber-bullying or conflict with peers; it could be a romantic relationship breakdown or a change in friendship like a fight. For teens, their social and peer circle is very >>> page 47

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Real teens, real trouble Keeping a close eye on a teen’s moods and activities can help determine whether there’s cause for concern.

The Catalysts: What to watch out for Metroland Media surveyed experts who deal with suicide on reasons why youth may contemplate ending their life. The following six reasons are identified as catalysts and are explained here in the hopes the information may prove helpful to parents and caregivers concerned about their own child. 1. PERFECTIONISM The drive for perfection amounts to “a huge proportion” of suicide, particularly in youth, according to Prof. Gordon Flett of York University’s LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research. Many people put on a front or “social mask” so even close friends and family don’t realize the extent of the pain, helplessness and hopelessness they’re experiencing. “No one’s that perfect,” Flett says. “People need to be attuned when their sixth sense goes off.” 2. STRESS Stress could materialize itself in teens through such issues as depression, panic attacks or addiction. Discussing mental health issues should be as basic as talking about sex education, according to Dr. Michelle Marshall, a psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health department. “Parents need to start talking about the issue to normalize it,” she says. “Have a conversation with your child. “Ask the child what’s going on, ask >>>from page 46 important.” Social media can have an influence on whether a teen takes his own life. Suicide can become contagious when it is glorified online, Narikuzhy says. Oftentimes, schools are hesitant to publicize or talk about suicide for fear there will be imitation. Flett confirms that suicide is more likely to occur among teens whose friends have committed the act. “If a parent knows their child is vulnerable, be vigilant, keep eyes open,” Flett says. “There is added depression when someone close takes his or her own life. They (wonder) ‘wasn’t knowing me enough?’” We as a society are better off talking about suicide, yet it’s important how we broach the subject, Flett says. “What I would advocate is for parents to do their own research, but more information should be

‘how can I help?’ Children and teens do best when they have a confiding relationship with at least one of their parents.” 3. PREVALENCE IN PUBLIC DISCUSSION Oftentimes, schools are hesitant to publicize or talk about suicide for fear there will be copycats. Suicide is more likely to occur among teens whose friends have committed the act. “If a parent knows their child is vulnerable, be vigilant, keep eyes open,” Flett says. “There is added depression when someone close takes his or her own life. “They (wonder) ‘wasn’t knowing me enough?’” 4. IMITATION Social media can have an influence on whether a teen takes his own life. Suicide can become contagious when it is glorified online, says East Metro Youth Services clinical supervisor Sheeba Narikuzhy. “For teens, their social and peer circle is very important,” she says. more readily available,” he says. Hopelessness is the No. 1 psychological indication of suicide, the feeling of never being able to meet expectations and feeling socially disconnected, according to Flett.

Teens who are going through extreme emotional pain will say I don’t want to die, but I don’t see any other way.

– Sheeba Narikuzhy, clinical supervisor East Metro Youth Services

There is a range of conditions where teens may have suicidal thoughts, agrees Dr. Michelle Marshall, a psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health department. They might be struggling with

5. ISOLATION Hopelessness is the No. 1 psychological indication of suicide, Flett says. Feeling socially disconnected, whether it’s because of a friendship or romantic relationship breakdown or victimization by peers through bullying, can turn a person inwards. “They need to know the statistics, that others at the same age feel the same way,” Flett says. “Adolescence is a difficult time for everyone.” 6. INSTANT GRATIFICATION Teens and youth are at their wits’ end. They are desperate to get rid of their pain and they develop their own coping mechanisms to relieve that pressure. However, most of the time, they want to “kill” the problem and the pain – not themselves, Narikuzhy says. “Teens who are going through extreme emotional pain will say I don’t want to die, but I don’t see any other way,” she says.

~ Lisa Rainford depression, panic attacks, addiction or sexual orientation. Discussing mental health issues should be as basic as talking about sex education, she says. Normalize “Parents need to start talking about the issue to normalize it,” she says. “Have a conversation with your child. Ask the child what’s going on, ask ‘how can I help?’ Children and teens do best when they have a confiding relationship with at least one of their parents.” Family doctors are your first point of contact, says the psychiatrist. Most of the time, teens and youth do not want to die. They want to “kill” the problem and the pain – not themselves, Narikuzhy stresses. “Teens who are going through extreme emotional pain will say I don’t want to die, but I don’t see any other way.”

Fearless hero, risk-taker remembered for his generosity The loved ones of Mark Snoddon shared his story in the hopes that his lost life is never forgotten and can inspire the change needed to avoid further preventable deaths in Ontario.

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hose who knew Mark Snoddon knew he was someone you could count on. Mark wasn’t willing to settle for a mundane existence. Tackling many feats in his short life, his strongest passion was fighting fire. “He was the youngest fireman on the Baysville Fire Department,” said his mom Judy. “They called him Backdraft because he was the first one at every scene. He loved the excitement.” Mark was fearless. Always pushing the limits, he often put himself in danger to help others, scaling the roof of a burning building or climbing inside a flame-engulfed car. “Even when he was a kid, he would jump into anything. Nothing scared him,” she said. “Everybody loved him

from the time he was born. He had this huge smile. He was like a clown.” While home visiting his family on Aug. 8, 1998, at the age of 21, Mark shot and killed himself on the front lawn of the family home in the early morning hours, while his family, including his wife, was still in bed. A hero in life, Mark was honoured with a fireman’s funeral. “There were so many people there. It was unbelievable.” Following the ceremony, one of the attendees told her he had met her son when Mark was working as a gas attendant. He said when Mark found out the man was in the process of moving and didn’t have much help, Mark said he would rally some friends and help the man unload belongings the following morning. “He said he didn’t think Mark would actually show up, but there he was the next morning. That’s just the kind of guy he was. Always willing to help.” ~ Kelly McShane

Parent and youth resources for prevention and coping CALL 911 if you are thinking of harming yourself or if someone you know is in imminent danger of harming themselves.

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention >> ospn.ca Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention >> suicideprevention.ca Hope and Healing After Suicide: A practical guide for people who have lost someone to suicide in Ontario >> www.camh.ca Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Mind your Mind >> mindyourmind.ca A website for youth created by youth offering resources, tools to

help manage stress and mental health problems Mobilizing Minds >> www.mobilizingminds.ca A mental health project led by young adults, community organizations and health professionals Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Youth Line 1-800-2689688 River of Life Program >> www.riveroflifeprogram.ca Online training about Aboriginal youth suicide

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So how do we prevent teen suicide? Be open. Be honest. Admit it’s an issue. Watch for the next part in our series on youth suicide.

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Swim club remains in synch despite pool upheaval National team member Simoneau to participate in public event slated for Dec. 1 CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Despite the hardship of being displaced from their home pool for the year, the Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club (OSSC) wants everyone to know they’re still thriving – and are inviting all to come out to a special event with national team member Jacqueline Simoneau next month to prove it. “Bringing a national team athlete to our club is important to show our athletes, the synchro community and the city that we remain a vibrant and active club, and that we will continue to provide the highest level of programming possible, despite the challenges of this year,” said OSSC board president Maura Young. Back in July, OSSC and the multitude of other clubs that call the Etobicoke Olympium home were compelled to

vacate the city-owned facility as it undergoes a year-long, multi-million-dollar renovation project in advance of the 2015 Pan Am Games, for which the Olympium is slated to act as a training facility. The result: a mad scramble on the part of OSSC’s volunteer board to find and secure alternate pools to continue high-quality programming for their slate of national-, provincial- and recreationallevel swimmers. “It’s wonderful that the Olympium is going through $21-million renovations, but these are our Canadian athletes and all of a sudden you’re asking them to leave without any guarantees of where they’re going? That was very, very tough for us, because we had parents who had to make the commitment without knowing where their child was going to swim,” said OSSC board member Monique Dubord, whose two daugh-

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Members of the Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club practice at The Elms Pool while their home pool the Olympium undergoes renovations in anticipation of the Pan Am/Para Pan Games.

ters Rachel, 15 and Marissa Enns, 10, both swim at the national level with OSSC’s High Performance Competitive program, on the junior and 11-12 teams, respectively. “And it wasn’t just us – it was the Olympium’s other swimming, water polo, and diving clubs, too. We are the grassroots. This is where

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our Canadian athletes come from.” According to Young, whose 12-year-old daughter Evelyn also swims at the national level with OSSC’s 13-15 team, finding and securing pool time at alternate sites around the city was a more than two-year process that wasn’t finalized until mid-September this year

– two-and-a-half months after the club vacated the Etobicoke Olympium. After a series of tenacious negotiations – not to mention a $20,000 increase in their pool rental fees – OSSC’s board was able to secure the city-owned pool at The Elms Community School for the club’s high performance, national-level teams’ morning practices, while the public and Catholic school boards have permitted evening and weekend use of their pools at George Harvey Collegiate Institute (Tuesdays and Saturdays), Keele Street Public School ( Tuesdays and Thursdays), and Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School (Wednesdays and Saturdays) to OSSC’s provincial and recreational-level swimmers. The Bishop Marrocco pool, Young said, is set to be the venue for OSSC’s very special event on Sunday, Dec. 1 with Simoneau – who, at just 17,

is the the youngest member of Canada’s senior national synchro team. “After representing Canada on the 13-15 national team and the junior national team, Jacqueline joined the senior team in 2012 and, as such, will be a great inspiration to our athletes,” Young said, noting that each OSSC team, from the novice girls to the junior team, will get 45 minutes in the water with Simoneau during the daylong event. In addition to those closed, in-pool training sessions for OSSC swimmers, Simoneau will also host an open demonstration, talk and autographsigning session for the general public starting at 2 p.m. Young said all synchronized swimming enthusiasts are invited to attend.

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‘Is there ice yet?’ local skaters ask Upcoming “I gala supports s there ice yet?” That was an oft-repeated line from kids at this time of year when I was growing up. As soon as it started to get cold – and it did in November – all we could think of was how soon we’d be playing hockey outside. Oh and when I say cold, I don’t mean this impersonating Celsius cold, I mean the real deal: Fahrenheit cold. “Is there ice yet?” The ice we were referring to was on rinks built in the playgrounds of the schools nearby. Prefab rinks, which we called “cushions”, were installed at all the public and high schools around town. Some of the bigger schools were lucky enough to have more than one. There were also pleasure-skating ovals beside the rinks. No fancy nickname for them, but they were just as popular as the cushions. The first flooding was

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always around the 15th of November. By the 17th a few of the schools were lucky enough to have a glistening surface. “Is there ice yet?” When me and my friends posed the question we weren’t talking about our own public school, West Prep, which, sadly, took longer to get in the game than others. We were referring to legendary locations such as Blythwood Public School, which always seemed to have ice first. The maintenance man in charge of that rink had the magic touch. But enough of way back when, fast forward to today. Well, well, well, it looks like our once-favourite fall phrase could be making a comeback. There are

big plans in the works to extend the outdoor shinny and skating season in Toronto. Not on the natural ice we used to have, made from water out of a big black hose that would freeze in a few days. There’s only a slim chance of getting natural ice in January and February, let alone November anymore. But on artificial ice, courtesy of refrigeration systems underneath the rinks, which is going to be putting in some much welcomed overtime this season. Of the outdoor artificial ice rinks in the city, 14 are set to open this Saturday and 41 next Saturday. A special tip of the hat – and tuque and hockey helmet – to Harbourfront which beat the other rinks to the punch by getting theirs up and running last Saturday. And the icing on the rink? The majority of them

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new Humber River Hospital As part of its goal to raise $250,000 over five years for the new Humber River Hospital under construction at Hwy. 401 and Keele Street, a group called Muslim Friends of Humber is holding a gala banquet in Etobicoke this month. Partners in the group include Ahlul Bayt Assembly, G.A. Paper, Imdadul Islamic Jamaat, Islamic Shia IthnaAsheri Jamaat, Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque, Organization of Islamic Learning, Talim Ul Islam Community Centre, Taric Islamic Centre, Ummah Nabawiah Masjid and IMO. The partnership aims to

donate $50,000 a year from 2012 to 2016 towards the new hospital. Comedian Ali Hassan will be the master of ceremonies for the gala banquet, which will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Woodbine Banquet Hall. Keynote speaker, Dr. Munir El Kassem, will discuss the issue of “building a legacy with perpetual charity.” Tickets are $50 and are available online at www.eventbrite.ca/event/8913399217/ eorg

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Toronto Humber Rotary club joins in annual TV auction this weekend HILARY CATON etg@insidetoronto.com The Metro Toronto Rotary TV Auction is celebrating its 33rd year and this time around they’ll be doing things a little differently. “This year for the first time for people who don’t have Rogers cable, it’s going to be streamed online,” said David Pyette, president of the East

York Rotary Club. “That’s big for us.” The auction goes Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight on Rogers TV. The auction boasts more than 900 items with a value of $200,000. That’s the largest amount it’s ever had in its more than three decades, Pyette said. And this year they’ll have

one hot ticket item that was missing from last year’s lineup. “We didn’t have Leafs tickets because of the NHL lockout,” Pyette said. There are also Raptors tickets available among many other items from theatre events to Visa gift cards, yoga classes, household services, concert tickets and humidifiers.

“No cars, but we have a lot of household goods, jewelry.” Money for charity In its 33-year run, the auction has raised more than $5 million to support local charities. Pyette is the auction is expecting to do better than last year’s total of about

$95,000. There are five rotary clubs participating in this year’s auction, East York, North Scarborough, Parkdale-High Park, Scarborough Twilight and Toronto Humber. The auction this year will also have celebrity auctioneers coming in for one-hour blocks. This year, former PC leader John Tory is expected

to participate and last year, Police Chief Bill Blair participated. The auction is ideal for holiday shopping. “We have a great selection of items this year, over 900,” Pyette said. “Viewers could get all their Christmas shopping done in those two days.”

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