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Mural brings colour to Rexdale Art project documents community through its history


CYNTHIA REASON The gateway to north Etobicoke’s Rexdale community got a colorful makeover this summer, courtesy of a 370-foot mural painted by a local group of young artists. Located at the northeast corner of Kipling Avenue and Belfield Road, the new Rexdale Community Gateway Mural was created by 18 youth artists under the leadership of Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY) artist Emilia Jajus. The mural, said AFCY Executive and Artistic Director Julie Frost, is the organization’s “most industrious” to date. “The ancient Romans once said that art is long and life is short. Well, this mural is certainly long – it’s over 300 feet,” Frost said Monday at the mural’s unveiling ceremony. “What this mural does is embody the sense of community here, and it also represents the local cultural and business economies that are really vibrant here.”

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Rexdale Community Gateway Mural was unveiled at the corner of Kipling and Belfield roads on Monday. Above some of the young artists left to right, Andrenne Finnikin, Christian Martin, Andayah Larawee, Kafaye Clarke, and Sara Sader.

Depicting the Rexdale community throughout history, the AFCY mural begins at its southernmost point with images of the community’s Algonquin settlement origins, and works its way north through time to its residential development via namesake Rex Heslop, to images of the Fun Fair at Woodbine Mall and the Woodbine Racetrack, all the way to the present time, with Rexdale represented as


a booming industrial and transportation hub, explained 16-year-old Kafaye Clarke, one of the youth artists who painted the mural. “The feathers in the mural represent multiculturalism and the different ethnicities of people in Rexdale and just people in general...As you continue going down you start getting into the more industrial age, where people started building



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up transportation, and it shows what Etobicoke is today,” the Silverthorn Collegiate Institute student explained. “For me, this whole process has been amazing. I loved working with all the artists and I made amazing friendships that will last a lifetime.” A strong supporter of the mural project, Etobicoke North Councillor Doug Ford lauded >>>REXDALE, page 15

Toronto police report positive feedback from north Etobicoke’s Somali community during a telephone town hall last week held to collect feedback on its newly formed Somali Liaison Unit. Toronto police 23 Division partnered with Prime Contact to randomly select about 1,000 residents of the largely Somali Dixon Road community to participate in last Wednesday night’s telephone discussion to “get a read of what the community thought of (the unit),” Supt. Ron Taverner said in an interview Monday. Some 281 residents took police up on the offer. “It was unbelievable. It was all positive feedback. Not one negative comment,” Taverner said. “I was kind of blown away. I expected some push back. But there was absolutely none.” Taverner created the Somali Liaison Unit comprised of a sergeant and six officers to be embedded as full-time neigh>>>UNIT’S, page 12

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Rid our shoreline of garbage this month w

Join a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in your community later this month. Participants are needed to help clean up waterways in Etobicoke parks Sept. 21 to 28. Visit www.shorelinecleanup. ca/en/search/cleanups/fall2013 and search “Etobicoke” for the locations. learn about being a

wlandlord at seminar Attend a Landlord 101 seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. at Kipling Avenue. Learn how to get a mortgage, advertise, screen tenants, draw up leases, set rents and more from a six-speaker panel. Tickets $20 in advance, $40 at the door. Ticket includes appetizers and drinks, a swag bag and door prizes. Learn more at or call Amanda Russell at 416-320-0256 for more. TAlk held on ending

wyouth violence

Learn how the south Etobicoke

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Mary Nolan and Giovanni Vardanega took to the rocks to clean up the debris at a previous Shoreline Cleanup.

community can reverse the pattern of youth violence. Youth violence, epidemic mental health disorders and record-high youth unemployment can be a recipe for desperation. Hear Dr. Alvin Curling, author of The Roots of Youth Violence report, give the keynote speech at LAMP’s AGM on Thursday, Sept. 19 starting at 7 p.m. at The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. at Kipling Avenue.

Business meeting to follow. Baby time storytelling

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Toronto Public Health joins To r o n t o P u b l i c L i b r a r y ’s Alderwood branch at 2 Orianna Dr. for Baby Time storytelling on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon from Sept. 19 through Oct. 24. Call 416-394-5310 for more information about the family event.

Register for September 2013 online today!

church dinner and pet blessing

Do you live in the Lakeshore? Come out for a community dinner at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth St. on Friday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Pay what you can. Dinner served from 5 to 6 p.m., with live music until 7 p.m. Return to St. Margaret’s on Sunday, Sept. 29 with your pet for a blessing of the animals and all-ages worship event at 10:30 a.m. book club at Eatonville Library wjoin

Share what you are reading with others at the What are You Reading? event on Monday, Sept. 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Toronto Public Library’s Eatonville Branch, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. Read any book and talk about it with the group.


If you have a public event worth noting, enter it into our online calendar and it could appear in the paper. Go to (click Sign up to enter your event)

food Doing brunch in Toronto From greasy spoon to family-syle brunch, find the best places at a great price


pets Happy ending Learn how Toronto Wildlife Centre helped these ducklings return to the wild


food Lick(ety) Split meals Blogger suggests making this one-dish rice pilaf tonight


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Giant Tiger to host movie night, despite ongoing renovations

In Terry’s memory

Store set to reopen in November TAMARA SHEPHARD

FOR CHARITY: Above, Lloyd Marsden ties a ribbon to the Remembrance Tree in West Deane Park on Sunday during the Terry Fox Run. Right, Jeremy Bush and his daughter Nina jog along the trail; while below, Tom Cooney marks the completion of his 25th consecutive Terry Fox Run. Photos/GIORDANO CIAMPINI

Break Free centre celebrates 10 years Celebrate Break Free Family Centre and Counselling’s 10th anniversary at its fundraising gala banquet and concert this Saturday night. The Sept. 21 event at Elite Banquet Hall, 1850 Albion Rd. features music, a DJ, guest speakers, comedian Jay Martin, dancers and prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Break Free’s gala banquet supports founder Dr. Patricia Keith’s two projects: The House That Mothers Built, a transition home for men leav-

ing prison, and Treatment on Wheels, a mobile unit to help drug- and alcohol-addicted youth in north Etobicoke. Keith is a licensed clinical therapist who specializes in addiction and stress and anger management, an ordained minister, a chaplain and former nurse with a PhD in psychology. She is raising funds to purchase a building to convert into a youth residence for young men leaving prison. Funds are also needed to

acquire a mobile unit like an RV, motor home or converted school bus to become a mobile unit that will drive north Etobicoke streets to counsel youth and serve them hot soup, sandwiches and drinks. It will be staffed with an alcohol and drug counsellor, an addiction counsellor and a mental health counsellor.


Tickets are $65 each; two for $120 and a table is $600. Call 416-241-9191 or visit www.

A larger remodeled Giant Tiger Rexdale is rising in November after the torrential early July flooding swamped the strip mall’s parking lot and stores under four feet of sewage water. The ferocious storm also didn’t dampen the company’s commitment to the community, Giant Tiger pledging to yet-again mount its popular Saturday movie night under the stars on an inflatable big screen in its parking lot on Sept. 21. Unaware of the enormity of the July 8 deluge, store manager John Del Guidice initially suggested his employee use a Shop-Vac wet dry vacuum and towels at the door to stop the water’s swell when he got the employee’s panicked call that afternoon. The flash flood dumped 126 millimetres of rain on the city in two hours, the equivalent of a month’s worth of rainfall. Del Guidice quickly drove back to his store to investigate. “Holy cow. I couldn’t believe what I saw,” he recalled. “Because our parking lot sits well below street level and all the street drains were backing up, the water flooding the plaza to the point you almost couldn’t see the cars. All the stores in the plaza got hit,” he recalled. Two enthusiastic shoppers had to be encouraged to leave as the sewage water crawled up their ankles, he said. The downpour rose about half a metre on the store floor and completely drowned the 7,000-square-foot basement that took 32 hours to

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Giant Tiger store manager John Del Guidice says the store will reopen in November after fixing $3 million in damages from the July 8 flood.

pump out. Damage is estimated at $3 million, Del Guidice reported. The sewage-drenched store closed that day and has been closed ever since. Del Guidice said he expects the remodeled, 5,000-squarefoot-larger store to re-open in mid-November. Before it does, the store’s insurance company contractors need to rip up the

We literally probably get 50 to 100 calls of inquiry a day (about the store reopening). It doesn’t stop. – John Del Guidice

floors and cut four feet up the basement walls before a Giant Tiger-hired crew comes in to rebuild the existing 14,000-square-foot to the chain’s latest store remodel. An addition to the building is planned this winter. Customers have been calling the store since July eager to learn the status of its reopening. “Customers show up to the store on a regular basis to ask when we’re opening,” Del Guidice said. “We literally

probably get 50 to 100 calls of inquiry a day. It doesn’t stop.” This Saturday, Sept. 21, watch some animated creatures go to school at 8:30 p.m. on the 30-foot-square inflatable screen in Giant Tiger’s Kipling Plaza parking lot on Kipling Avenue north of Rexdale Boulevard. Admission is free. Film goers are asked to bring nonperishable food or make a cash donation to the Salvation Army Etobicoke Temple food bank. Each month, approximately 500 area families rely on the Salvation Army church’s food bank. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or sleeping bag. The Salvation Army band kicks off Saturday night’s festivities at 7:30 p.m. Children’s tours of fire trucks, an ambulance, police car and a Salvation Army emergency response vehicle, helium balloons, a barbecue and popcorn is also on deck. “We want people to know we’re still here working with the community. We’ve had a setback. But we’re still doing our movie night. That’s important to us.”


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Planning can ease traffic congestion


ith summer vacations over, students back in school and the establishment of new routines at home, September means busier times for most of us. And with the increased traffic volume on our roads that comes with the fall season, there comes a greater need for vigilance and proper planning for all of us making our way around the city. We know Toronto has traffic congestion challenges. The longest commuting times in the country are in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, according a StatsCan report released in late June. Traffic congestion has been identified as a major economic impediment by the Toronto Region Board of Trade, costing billions to the greater Toronto economy. The need for a sustained commitment from all levels of government to funding transit infrastructure is acute. And the discussion about what’s happening on our roadways in Toronto is not conto congestion. There’s safety, our view fined too. A pair of recent schoolchildren Stay alert on pedestrian deaths, including the losses of a 14-year-old North the road and tragic York girl and a five-year-old girl in Scarborough, spurred the Toronto plan ahead District School Board last week to request chair Chris Bolton to enter into discussions with the city, police and other school boards to talk traffic safety. Trustees have directed that those representatives look at ways to reduce traffic risks to students (an increased use of crossing guards is already one suggestion). That means there’s a lot happening on our roads. So for motorists, trip planning is important. Leave yourself plenty of time to get your destination. Remember, beyond traffic congestion caused by any ongoing roadwork, there are some new capital projects underway in the city as well that will impact travel times. For example, a second tunnel borer machine is about to start digging below Eglinton Avenue West as part of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail project – a project that, once completed, should play a part in alleviating congestion. But while the tunneling lasts, one should expect traffic delays. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with ongoing construction projects and road closures. The City of Toronto has an updated web page detailing road closures and their durations. Check it out at http://bit. ly/1goY61f In the meantime, if you’re heading out on the roads, be alert, practice patience, and plan ahead.

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It’s that time of year again


all, which kicks off Sunday, is not a season that sneaks up on anybody in Toronto. It always announces its annual arrival with a set of unmistakable signs. If you’re new to the city, here is the How You Know Fall Is Just Around The Corner Checklist: Your beautiful summer tan, alas, is now officially ancient history. Check. It’s chilly first thing in the morning and it’s getting colder and windy at night. Check. You’ve begun wearing a sweater to the office. Check. Your French poodle has begun wearing a sweater to the park. Check. The little dear no doubt also has on mittens and a scarf. Check. Matching mittens and scarf, needless to say.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY Check. Allergies have you sneezing so many times in a row that your co-workers have long since given up saying, “Bless you.” Check. You’re moaning each day that you can tell it’s going to be a looooong winter. Check. And you’re actually saying “looooong.” Cheeeeeck. Squirrels are scurrying around gathering discarded fast food buns, muffins and croissants that they are storing for the winter. Check. Raccoons and skunks are skulking around hoarding whatever goodies the squirrels leave behind. Check. The Blue Jays have stopped chirping.

Check. Their fans are just getting started chirping. Check. And though the big night is still weeks away, you’ve already inhaled all your Halloween candy. Check. And finally, leaving the best for last, you just can’t stop talking about the changing of the Leafs. Check. Ah yes. It doesn’t get any better that. Check. We’re talking, of course, about David Clarkson, Dave Bolland, Jonathan Bernier and Morgan Rielly. Check. Check. Check. Check. And not necessarily in that order. Check. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at


Mayor Ford had the idea with byelection To the editor: Re: ‘Councillors vote for Ward 3 appointment,’ News, Aug. 27 I am very disappointed by council’s vote to appoint a councillor to replace Doug Holyday. I think we should have a chance to elect a councillor as he/she represents the people. They should live in the area that they are running in. If they are not from that ward then they shouldn’t be allowed in the next election to represent the people of that ward and they should exemplify the traits of the outgoing councilman. Council is becoming a dictatorship, not a democratic body. The mayor had the right idea. Betty Ginger

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Learn history with song Canada’s premier female oral historian Rosalee Peppard will present an evening of story and song followed by high tea in The Victoria Room at the Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. The event takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $39. Call 416-207-2020 for more information. IT AGAIN, FRANK FOR 20 HOURS ◗PLAY

Pianist and composer Frank Horvat will play piano for 20 hours straight on Friday, Sept. 27 to raise $10K for Lakeshore Arts in honour of its 20th anniversary. Musical guests will join Horvat at various times during the piano-a-thon. Clap along or bring your own percussion instrument. It takes place at 1 p.m. at Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Call 416201-7093. CHILDREN LEARN THE ART OF PRINTMAKING A free arts drop-in program


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An evening of opera takes place at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland on Saturday afternoon. Titled Summer Apassionata, Late Nightingale, the event features soprano Paulina Swierczek; mezzo-soprano Margaret Maye; soprano Kasia Konstanty; violinist


Aysel Taghi-Zada and pianists Justyna Gabzdyl and Janet Lopinski. The ‘dress to impress’ event includes a raffle and silent auction benefitting Epilepsy Cure Initiative. The consulate is located at 2603 Lakeshore Blvd. W. beginning at 5 p.m. For tickets call 647-8927799. A CARDBOARD KINGDOM ◗MAKE

Help Lakeshore Arts create a cardboard kingdom in Amos Waites Park on Sunday, Sept. 28. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. help transform Mimico Square into an architectural cardboard community as part of Culture Days. Supplies will be provided, but you can bring extra cardboard, fabric, tape, string or chalk. Visit www. Georgia Balogiannis is The Guardian’s news editor. Her column appears every second Tuesday. Email gbalogiannis@




Joseph’s coat of colour on display

Students can enter IFOA writing contest Elementary and high school students can write a story started by authors Kevin Sylvester, Richard Scrimger, Lesley Livingston and Dionne Brand for a chance to win money and their story to published in a magazine. IFOA Ontario touring program (, which presents the best writers of contemporary literature across the province, and Open Book, which is committed to showcasing the outstanding range and quality of contemporary Canadian writing in Ontario, presents a creative writing competition for students in grades 5 to 12 who will write a story using the story-starter provided by Sylvester (grades 5 to 6); Scrimger (grades 7 to 8); Livingston (grades 9 to 10); and Brand (grades 11–12). Stories should be between 250 to 500 words, not including the story-starter. Visit for rules.

Catch The Church on the Queensway’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The production team behind the church’s successful Toronto Passion Play and Crazy Christmas Extravaganza mounts the Broadway musical on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22 from 4-6 p.m. at the church, 1536 The Queensway across the street from IKEA. Tickets are $10 general admission. Free parking onsite. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at www. Right, J.J. Gerber who is cast in the title role, performs a number during a dress rehearsal on Sunday. Photo/RICHARD BARCLAY

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Melissa Shannon This mother of two struck the elusive work-life balance and now helps others do the same. By Cynthia Reason Photo/PETER C. MCCUSKER

MELISSA SHANNON IS THE OWNER OF ETOBICOKE MOMPRENEURS, an organization of like-minded moms who strive to give business women a platform where they can network with other female entrepreneurs, and also organize events where they can showcase their talents. A mother of two young girls herself – Patricia, almost 6, and Samantha, 4 (at right, in photo) – Shannon left her 9 to 5 desk job downtown in August 2011 to start working for herself at home. Introduced to the Mompreneur movement through her paper butterfly business Fluttering Details, Shannon ended up taking the helm of Etobicoke Mompreneurs in 2011, and launched Mississauga Mompreneurs in January 2013. The Guardian asked Shannon recently about the Mompreneur movement and how it changed her life. Here’s what she said:


What made you leave your desk job to work at home for yourself?

I had our girls back-to-back so I was only back from my first mat leave for four months before I went off again. After that second mat leave, I didn’t want to go back, but I did for another year-and-a-half before I left for good. Backtrack to 2010, I used to organize Mom-to-Mom


this year, so now I have two of them on the go – maintaining the websites, keeping up on social media for both and organizing networking meetings and trade shows. It’s been a fast-paced, growing business.

What are some of the challenges working moms face on a day-today basis?

Scheduling. You need to have a schedule for yourself, for your business, and for your


sales where moms sell second-hand items, which is where I first found out about Mompreneurs and met the CEO from Milton, who asked me to be part of her show. From there, I signed on to do Etobicoke Mompreneurs in June 2011... then I also started Mississauga Mompreneurs

family. Working that all out can sometimes be challenging. It’s not always perfect,

but you do what you have to do, right? We’re all just trying to do the best we can.

Have you noticed a difference in your family’s quality of life since you struck out with Mompreneurs?

There’s a lot less stress. Before, I was finding myself stressed out in the morning trying to get everybody ready to go and still get to work on time myself. Traffic both ways was stressful – and not coming

home until 6:30 or 7 at night and then having to do dinner and then bedtime. I wasn’t getting to spend any time with my kids, so that was my main reason for leaving. Working for yourself is so much differ-

ent than working for someone else at a desk job. It’s your own schedule – and it’s nice to not have to ask for vacation. I make my own schedule and it’s a better quality of life. I’m happier.


Tell us about your membership and some of the business ideas Etobicoke Mompreneur members have launched.

Here in Etobicoke, we’ve got 200 members and their businesses are all across the board. It can be anywhere from network marketing companies, like the Mary Kays and Avons,


ground and daycare owners, plus dance and gymnastics studios. Many of the businesses are geared towards families, because that’s their clientele.

What kind of support and guidance does Etobicoke Mompreneurs offer its members?

We host a variety of networking meetings – from coffee and lunch dates, to afterdinner networking meetings and ladies nights. At ladies nights, we usually have some of our paid members set up tables at event – whether it’s Pampered Chef or jewelry or whatever it is – where the ladies can shop and support a fellow Mompreneur at the same time.


to the financial services, to life insurance. One lady told me she’s importing purses now, so there’s everything and anything. We have some indoor play-

The networking meetings are a chance for us to share, too. Everybody’s learning. We might all be at different stages with our businesses, but we’re all sharing what has worked best for us and what hasn’t worked. It’s really important to get that kind of advice from other mothers who face the same challenges. It’s good to hear what everybody’s working on and how

they’re working it out with their families. Anyone interested in joining Etobicoke Mompreneurs is invited to come out an see us at one of our networking events, which are all posted on our website at and on the Etobicoke Mompreneur Facebook page.

How can Etobicoke residents support local Mompreneurs in their business ventures?

Every year, we host a trade show. The last one was at Centennial Arena in January and it was great. It was a Mompreneur Showcase/ Mom-to-Mom Sale. It’s a great way for our mompreneurs to showcase what they do – plus it’s affordable for our members. Some trade shows are

thousands of dollars, whereas ours is maybe $100 or $200. Lots of people came out and it was great. The next show in Etobicoke isn’t until spring 2014, but the Mississauga Mompreneurs are holding their trade show on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Living Arts Show.

It’s going to be a Trick-or-Treat Festival, so kids come dressed up and there will be a contest for the best costume and first 100 kids will get a bag. Each booth will be required to do a game, an activity or a craft and have candy for the kids, obviously.

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Westway Community Car Boot Sale WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Westway Christian Church, 6 Kilburn Place CONTACT: Karen Ewing, 416-241-0035, karen. COST: Free Car Boot Sale/Rummage Sale. New and used items and 50/50 draw. Stonegate CHC AGM WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. WHERE: Stonegate Community Health Centre, 150 Berry Rd. CONTACT: COST: Free Annual General Meeting followed by a Community Health fair in Stonegate Plaza. Activities for adults and children, barbecue, prizes and more. AGM from noon to 1 p.m., health fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Messy Church WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-2475181COST: Free Arts and crafts, Bible story and prayers. Snacks/drinks.

From Book to Film WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Alderwood Library, 2 Orianna Dr. CONTACT: Kerry Morton, 416-394-5310 COST: Free Join us each month as we explore classic movies based on literary works. This month’s movie is Miss Potter about the life of acclaimed British writer Beatrix Potter.

Brentwood Makers’ Club WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, COST: Free Six years and up. Using household materials and craft supplies, build your own Robot Storage Box to hold some of your stuff.

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LAMP CHC AGM WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Assembly Hall Theatre, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. CONTACT: Jasmin Dooh, 416-252-6471 ext. 308, COST: Free Keynote speaker is Dr. Alvin Curling, co–author of the Roots of Youth Violence landmark report. Dr. Curling is the strategic advisor to the Minister of Children and Youth Services on Youth Opportunity. Also, official announcement of the Jean Augustine Legacy Award and Humber Scholarship.

Jazz Vespers WHEN: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip Anglican Church, 25 St. Phillips Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181COST: Free A casual, relaxing hour of prayer and great music with the city’s finest musicians. This week featuring the Klapman Klezmer Band with Jordan Klapman on piano. A free will offerings accepted.

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A planned October mid-week closure of a portion of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line is now off. Two closures are still planned for the line next month to assist the ongoing installation of a new subway signaling system. But TTC engineers have now determined it is no longer necessary to close the line between Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 18 from King to Osgoode station. The line will still close Thanksgiving weekend, Oct 12 to 14, from Bloor to Union station, and from Oct 19 to 20 from Bloor to St. George station.

One of the TTC’s new articulated buses was spotted on the streets of Toronto recently. John Roorda tweeted a snapshot of the 62-foot vehicle at the intersection of St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street on Sept. 12 which was on a training run according to TTC spokesper-

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT the machine, nicknamed Lea, will commence tunnelling east from Black Creek Drive as of this week. Like Dennis before it, Lea will dig about 75 metres per week and is expected to get to Eglinton West subway station by spring 2014. Metrolinx spokesperson Jamie Robinson said residents living along Eglinton Avenue West should continue to expect road and lane closures while the tunneling lasts.

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TTCriders, the city’s largest advocacy group for TTC customers, is hosting another installment of Transit Talk on Wednesday, Sept. 18, inside Metro Hall, Room 309, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The regular town hall event allows riders to speak directly with TTC senior executives. This time around the topic is transit funding, and communications director Brad Ross plus chief customer service officer Chris Upfold will be on hand to take questions. For more information visit

son Brad Ross. Ross also confirmed the TTC will make a final decision in “the next month or so” on which bus routes get the new vehicles first when the preliminary fleet rolls out for service in early 2014. Twelve of the city’s busiest bus routes are under consid-

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A woman has written an open letter to Mayor Rob Ford calling for more bike lanes after she was seriously injured following a cycling accident. Taylor Flook suffered a fractured nose and lost some of her front teeth when her tires got stuck in the streetcar tracks at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Dupont Street in August.

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On Wednesday, the community development and recreation committee will be looking at the results of the 2013 Street Needs Assessment that took place this summer. The assessment was performed by 550 volunteers and team leaders who spoke with people living on the streets over a single night. Among other things, they discovered a large number of military veterans were homeless.

engagement strategy considered wYouth The committee will also be looking at implementing a Youth Recreation

Engagement Strategy to encourage young people to make use of the city’s recreation programs. In addition, the committee will be looking at an inventory of current recreation programs for young people, and a strategy for expanding youth drop-in programs. Renewal Program on table wTower

The future of the city’s Tower Renewal Program will also be up for discussion at the Community Development and Recreation Committee. The program was originally created under former mayor David Miller, and intended to update the city’s 1,200 20th-century highrise apartment towers. The committee will be faced with a decision about how to proceed with that program over the next decade.


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Thanksgiving 2013

Toronto Community News will run a Thanksgiving Feature especially for Places of Worship on

Thursday, October 10, 2013. Let your parishioners know when your special Thanksgiving Services will be held this year. Call today!

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Rexdale mural one of 45 across the city since launch last year >>>from page 1 Kafaye and his fellow youth artists for their hard work in helping to bring a little colour to Ward 2. “I want to thank the students who helped out from across the city. I think they did an incredible job...and I think this is a great way to beautify Rexdale,” he said Monday, noting that his favourite part of the mural depicts one of

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major sponsor – Lilie Zendel said this latest mural is just one of 45 that have been created city-wide since the program launched last year as a way to combat graffiti vandalism while using “the power of art to beautify the city.” “I’m just amazed,” she said of the completed Rexdale Community Gateway Mural, noting the “enormous impact”

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Academy, said the Rexdale Community Gateway Mural is a project she takes much pride in. “It was very hard work, but I feel proud that I was part of something great that helped beautify the community and make it pretty,” she said. “Now you don’t see the rust that used to stain the wall anymore. It’s more personal now.”

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