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Project Build forges bond between teens and police FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com Eliza-Beth Barnett learned more than just woodworking when she signed up for 31 Division’s NTI (Neighbourhood TAVIS Initiative) Project Build program. The 14-year-old said she participated because it sounded interesting and thought the skills might come in handy in the future. “The program was really good, and working with police in general was really good,� she said during Project Build’s graduation ceremony and barbecue Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the parking lot of Westview Centennial Secondary School. “The best part was that they were encouraging and always there, pushing us to do something great.� She might not have had the best impression of police before the program, but now, Eliza-Beth said she’s learned not to judge a book by its cover. >>>MAKING, page 5

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John Wyllie, left, and Aaliyah Mars help officers Richard Brown and Stephanie Moore, from 31 Division’s NTI-Project, move a picnic table they helped make at a woodworking program at Westview Centennial Secondary School Tuesday. Picnic tables and planters made at the program will be donated to different locations in their community.

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IS NORTH YORK

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SERVING THE NORTH YORK COMMUNITY SINCE 1957

Project Build forges bond between teens and police FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com Eliza-Beth Barnett learned more than just woodworking when she signed up for 31 Division’s NTI (Neighbourhood TAVIS Initiative) Project Build program. The 14-year-old said she participated because it sounded interesting and thought the skills might come in handy in the future. “The program was really good, and working with police in general was really good,” she said during Project Build’s graduation ceremony and barbecue Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the parking lot of Westview Centennial Secondary School. “The best part was that they were encouraging and always there, pushing us to do something great.” She might not have had the best impression of police before the program, but now, Eliza-Beth said she’s learned not to judge a book by its cover. >>>MAKING, page 5

DO YOU KNOW WHAT POLICE IN NORTH YORK ARE DOING? Staff photo/DAN PEARCE

John Wyllie, left, and Aaliyah Mars help officers Richard Brown and Stephanie Moore, from 31 Division’s NTI-Project, move a picnic table they helped make at a woodworking program at Westview Centennial Secondary School Tuesday. Picnic tables and planters made at the program will be donated to different locations in their community.

MEGA Blok mural wows Holland Bloorview FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com

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redistribution of federal electoral boundaries based on the latest population figures could see several existing ridings in the city with different boundaries – and North York is no excep-

tion. Several of the ridings which are in the North York Mirror’s coverage area would be changed under this scenario. The boundary changes were proposed by

the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario and would mean an increase of 15 ridings province-wide. Public meetings to discuss the proposed changes will take place in October and

November this fall. Below are maps of the current and proposed boundaries of North York’s ridings -- including the renaming of Don Valley West and the creation of Don Valley North.

York WEst

York South-Weston

York CENTRE

Willowdale

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PROPOSED PROPOSED NO CHANGES PROPOSED Currently held by: Judy Sgro, Liberal (federal); Mario Sergio, Liberal (provincial) New area acquired: None Area ceded to another riding: None

Eglinton-Lawrence CURRENT Currently held by: Mike Sullivan, NDP (federal); Laura Albanese, Liberal (provincial) Area ceded to another riding: The area south and east of Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue, all the way to the railway tracks and Rogers Road (would go to Davenport); the land east of Keele Street to the railway tracks between Eglinton Avenue and Hwy. 401 (to Eglinton-Lawrence).

Don Valley NOrth* PROPOSED PROPOSED

Currently held by: Joe Oliver, Conservative (federal); Mike Colle, Liberal (provincial) New area acquired: The land west of the railway tracks to Keele Street between Eglinton Avenue and Hwy. 401 (previously part of York South-Weston). Area ceded to another riding: The area bordered by Yonge Street, Avenue Road, Hwy. 401 and Lawrence Avenue (part of Toronto North).

Area acquired: The eastern portion of Willowdale and the northern portion (north of Hwy. 401) of Don Valley East).

Currently held by: Mark Adler, Conservative (federal); Monte Kwinter, Liberal (provincial) Area ceded to another riding: The portion bordered by Bathurst Street, Steeles Avenue, Yonge Street and the corridor north of Finch Avenue (would go to Willowdale).

TORONTO NORTH*

Currently held by: Chungsen Leung, Conservative (federal); David Zimmer, Liberal (provincial) New area acquired: The portion bordered by Bathurst Street, Steeles Avenue, Yonge Street and the corridor north of Finch Avenue (from York Centre). Area ceded to another riding: All land in the riding east of Bayview Avenue (to Don Valley North).

Don Valley East CURRENT

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PROPOSED * Renamed from Don Valley West Currently held by: Don Valley West is held by John Carmichael, Conservative (federal); Kathleen Wynne, Liberal (provincial) New area acquired: The area bordered by Yonge Street, Avenue Road, Hwy. 401 and Lawrence Avenue (previously part of Eglinton-Lawrence) Area ceded to another riding: The area east of Leslie Street and the Don River (Don Valley East). A small portion to St. Paul’s in the Bayview-Eglinton area.

Over 30 Rides and Attractions Packed With KID SIZED THRILLS!!!

Currently held by: Joe Daniel, Conservative (federal); Michael Coteau, Liberal (provincial) New area acquired: The area immediately east of Leslie Street and the Don River (Don Valley West). Area ceded to another riding: Area north of Hwy. 401 (Don Valley North).

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hen it comes to making our neighbourhoods safer, community interaction is critical for police. But what happens next is just as important, whether it’s building on the success of a particular program or increased access and visibility into a community to build rich, trusting relationships. In a special feature on policing in the nine communities we serve, Toronto Community News spoke to people and organizations directly involved in neighbourhood pro- our view grams and initiatives. Earlier this summer, after the horrific Danzig Community Street shooting, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair had announced partners must mandatory overtime for offibuild trust cers this summer in an effort to restore a sense of safety in city neighbourhoods. The summer safety initiative, which runs until Sept. 6, has an extra 329 officers on city streets each day. The increased visibility manifests itself in different ways depending on the community and the types of crime that need to be addressed. For example, there’s an increased foot patrol in the Beach, a ramped-up police presence on the subway system in East York, and more officers for 14 Division’s anti-gang initiative, Project Post. But law enforcement is more than about solving crimes that have been committed. There is a proactive element, too. “There is a sustainability component we are trying to address,” notes 12 Division Supt. Mark Saunders, whose area includes much of the former city of York. “The only way to do this successfully is through community relationships.” Breaking down barriers of distrust, increasing youth participation in community initiatives and establishing a healthy two-way discussion between law enforcement and residents are all part of the solution to safer communities. Once the summer safety project wraps up, there must be a review of the various initiatives across the city to assess their respective impacts. Then there is the opportunity to build on programs which appear to have traction,. “We can’t police the community on our own. We can’t solve all the problems on our own, we need the community’s input, we need their assistance and their consent to be in their community,” says 14 Division Supt. Mario Di Tommaso. It’s acknowledgements like these that help pave the way. It’s up to the community to respond in kind. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Mirror is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom

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Re: ‘Our police budget must be discussed in communities,’ Editorial, Aug. 17. To the editor: Your editorial is consistent with my conversations and meetings with the residents of Danzig Street. Repeatedly, I have been told the local community wants a police “relationship”, not merely a police “presence”. I know from the police perspective that there are “resource issues”; however, the present system is not working and is clearly unsatisfactory from a number of perspectives. If two people are dead, 23 injured and 200 potential witnesses did not see anything, you have a problem. Relationships are, by definition, two way, but as you said in the editorial “frank discussions are needed”. There is no better opportunity than budget time to have residents of the most affected communities have their say. Otherwise, the cycle of fear, distrust and violence will be perpetuated endlessly. Scarborough-Guildwood MP John McKay

Back to school primer for parents and students

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I’m a dad, with one daughter who is just entering Grade 1, so I’m pretty new to this whole routine. Will she be doing homework Tuesday night after her first day of school? Max, Parkdale. A. I highly doubt it. On the first night, in the majority of cases, it’s the parents that end up doing it. Q. I hear Canadian families will be spending on average $362 this year on “essential” back-to-school supplies. That’s quite a lot and as usual I left all my shopping to the final weekend. Just what is the definition of “essential” anyhow? Chantay, Etobicoke. A. The general rule of thumb is: what all the other kids have. Q. Are there any special books I should read to help me prepare my son for his first day of school? Giselle, Rosedale. A. There are three:How To

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Make a Good First Impression, by Les Ismore; The Way To Insure You Get a Good Locker, by U. Snooze and U. Lose; and What To Do If I Don’t Like My Teacher, by Grinn and Barrett. Q. You know, it’s been so long since I was a youngster, I’ve plum forgotten. What’s that other name for a junior public school again? Dr. Watson, 221B Baker St. A. Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary. Q. My son has spent the entire summer surgically attached to his iPod. That includes while sleeping and showering, too. He and that contraption are inseparable.

How am I going to keep him from using it at school? Noreen, North York. A. Sorry, did you just say something? I just woke up, got out of the shower and I had my headphones on. Q. All my friends are really into it. Do you think I should sign up for some extracurricular drama after school, too? Ashley, Leaside. A. I don’t know. Facebook is not for everyone. Q. My grandpa says when he was a kid, the foundation of a good education was the three “R”s. He claims the “R”s stood for reading, writing and arithmetic. Now, I’m no fifth grader but that sure sounds like one “R”, one “W” and one “A”. Dylan, Grade 4, Scarborough. A. With grandpas it’s always long and complicated. My grandpa used to tell me when he was my age he walked five miles to class and 10 miles back every day in a blazing

snowstorm. Yet, according to grandma, he lived across the street from the school. Q. My 10-year old wants to know what the protocol is regarding taking his laptop, portable hard drive. tablet, Kindle, cell phone, Xbox 360, Wii and MP3 player to school. Maria, York. A. If I were you, before he does try and take them, make absolutely sure to call a mover and see if they offer daily student discounts. Q . How t h e h e c k i s the federal government’s Parliamentary recess three months long and we work way harder than them and only get a measly 15 minutes? Jesse, Grade 2, the Annex. A. Tell me about it. n Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico. ca

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>>>from page 1 Project Build ran every Tuesday inside the Hwy. 400 and Finch Avenue school for eight weeks from July 17 to Aug. 28, targeting youth between ages 12 and 17 who live within 31 Division. Participants learned how to build picnic tables and planter boxes, which will now be placed throughout the division. Eliza-Beth said she plans to put her picnic table in the park of her housing complex at Yatescastle Drive and Sheppard Avenue, since the area lacks seating space. Aaron Williams said he attempted to build a bird house and picnic table in the past, but both projects went awry. “We are doing something good for the community by building,” said the 14-yearold. “We need more programs with cops and kids. The cops are nice and gave us good laughs. I thought they would be mean.”

SIGN OF THE TIMES: N i c o l e R a n g e r, a t e a c h e r a t Shaughnessy Public School in North York, joins with other teachers at Queen’s Park Tuesday afternoon to protest the Ontario government’s proposed legislation aimed at enforcing wage freezes and blocking teachers’ right to strike. Staff photo/Nick Perry

In total, eight picnic tables and eight planters were built. The tables were decorated with red and blue cloths for the barbecue and graduation ceremony.

‘We need more programs with cops and kids. The cops are nice and gave us good laughs. I thought they would be mean.’ – Aaron Williams Additional TAVIS officers were assigned for the summer months to two or three identified neighbourhoods for the NTI. These neighbourhoods were chosen using crime trend analysis, occurrence mapping and community consultation. They were identified because they are

experiencing a disproportionate level of criminal activity for their size. The Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) is an intensive, violence reduction and community mobilization strategy intended to reduce crime and increase safety in neighbourhoods. Sgt. Mandy Morris said the goal of Project Build was to connect with youth in the community. “We wanted to expose kids to woodworking, to get them interested in different avenues after high school,” she said. The 14 participants used hand tools, such as screw drivers, to create the pieces, and finished off the planters with a coat of paint. “The kids were interacting with us in a different atmosphere,” Morris said. “They saw we are real, we are approachable. If they ever need us, they know they can reach out to us.”

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What: the number of shootings in local police divisions over a 365 day period (between Aug. 23, 2011 and Aug. 23, 2012) Rank is out of 17 police divisions in Toronto. • 31 Division – Last shooting Aug. 9. Total of 45 shootings over past 365 days. Over past three years, 136 shootings. Rank for shootings within city over past 365 days, second. • 32 Division – Last shooting Aug. 11. Total of 21 shootings over past 365 days. Over past three years, 59 shootings. Rank for shootings within city over past 365 days, third.

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Children come up to Sgt. Mandy Morris. They want to wear her hat. They ask about the different weapons on her belt. “Thank you for protecting me,” one child says. A couple of months ago, the scene may have been different at this Shoreham Court townhouse complex. “There was nobody really out in the community hanging out, enjoying the weather,” Morris said. “They were in their apartments and their townhomes.” The kids weren’t out, in part, because of gang and drug activity at the complex. But since the start of the Neighbourhood TAVIS Initiative (NTI) June 1, police say criminals in the Jane and Finch area have been less visible. “They’re minding their p’s and q’s, and they’re behaving themselves,” Morris said. TAVIS ( Toronto AntiV i o l e n c e In t e r v e n t i o n Strategy) was established in 2006 to combat guns and gangs following the so-called Summer of the Gun in 2005, when 52 people were murdered by gunfire. TAVIS is composed of the NTI, which focuses on two or three high-crime areas each summer, as well as a year-round rapid response unit that goes to trouble spots throughout the city to increase police visibility and enforcement. Morris heads a team of NTI officers at Jane and Finch. “The Neighbourhood TAVIS initiative is exactly what community policing is. It’s work-

•33 Division – Last shooting July 28. Total of five shootings over past 365 days. Over past three years, 19 shootings. Rank for shootings within city over past 365 days, 15th.

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Supt. Dave McLeod heads North York’s 31 Division. He says extra officers from the summer safety initiative are utilized in community ‘hot spots.’

ing in partnerships with the community,” she said. “Then the NTI goes further and it empowers the community and finds suitable solutions for their problems.” Mo r r i s’ t e a m c o n sists of constables Darryl Bartholomew, Richard Brown, Chris Monk, Lisa Penny and Stafford Simpson. All were selected from the local 31 Division. “Throughout the summer, I’ve seen a change in the community, how they are opening up and being more receptive towards police,” Brown said. “They’re happy to have us around even though they don’t want to say it in front of everybody else.” Shoreham Court resident Kwame Henry doesn’t mind sharing his praise of the NTI. “They’re doing good work. With their presence here, we can sleep at night and the children can run around and play in peace.” William Johnson, senior program leader at the nearby Driftwood Boys and Girls Club, also spoke highly of the NTI. “It creates a unity

within the communities,” he said. “Communication is the key, so if all of these kids knew the police, they wouldn’t feel the need to run or feel the need to always feel like they’re their enemies. If there’s more building and more bonding with the police, I believe the community will be safer and more prosperous.” The NTI is not the only summer anti-crime initiative. In response to last month’s mass shooting on Danzig Street that killed two and injured two dozen, police chief Bill Blair imposed mandatory overtime on officers between Aug. 6 and Sept. 9. Dubbed the summer safety initiative, the compulsory overtime puts an extra 329 officers on city streets daily. Mandatory overtime was also imposed on the weekend of the Aug. 4 Caribbean Carnival Festival. That resulted in about 450 additional officers working in the downtown core in addition to 350 uniform officers in the parade. Some in the African-

Canadian community believe the police are watching them too closely. “Do I think there’s overpolicing of the black community? Most certainly yes. And it’s reflected in the rates of contact, it’s reflected in the rates of incarceration and it’s reflected in the studies that have been conducted on the rates of criminality,” said Moya Teklu of the African Canadian Legal Clinic. “The argument has always been that these people are not the only ones that are committing crimes but they’re...being disproportionately targeted and disproportionately policed, which leads to the disproportionate involvement in the criminal justice system, which then continues the cycle of poverty and criminality.” Supt. Dave McLeod, unit commander of 31 Division, said extra officers from the summer safety initiative are being utilized in “hot spots” in the division. He said he receives more expressions of appreciation than complaints to the pres-

ence of officers at the hot spots. McLeod, who joined the police force in 1979, said the relationship between the service and some community organizations aren’t always cordial. “A lot of it (is) based on historical factors, not necessarily what is today’s reality,” he said. “Some of our officers didn’t always behave in the most professional manner. We have an entirely different police service now than we did 20 years ago.” Community policing takes on various forms at 31 Division. In addition a to the NTI, closer look 31 Division has neighInside Toronto bourhood officers who are assigned year-round to four highcrime neighbourhoods: Driftwood, San Romanoway, the Grassways and Falstaff. “These are all primarily fairly densely populated communities, often Toronto Community Housing properties,” McLeod said. The neighbourhood officers are from the division’s community response unit, which is comprised of 15 constables, three sergeants and a staff sergeant. The division also has a community police liaison committee (as does every police division in the city)

that meets regularly to identify issues and suggest solutions. “We have retained that, but in recognizing the specific needs of the neighbourhoods, we have created a neighborhood community police liaison committee for each neighbourhood,” McLeod said. The primary concerns at 31 Division, McLeod said, are guns, gangs and drugs. “We have our fair share of theft of motor vehicles, we have our fair share of breakins,” he added. But overall crime at 31 Division is down 19 per cent this year over 2011. Interestingly, the number of shootings is up while the number of shooting victims is down. Homicides are also down. “I think the future of 31 Division is going to be very, very strongly tied to how well so many of its organizations can work together,” McLeod said. “Different organizations have different mandates, but there’s a real need to look more at what’s similar in their mandates, their objectives and to work towards those similarities.” See page 8 for more on the TAVIS program. n Do you have a comment on local policing? Send us an email to nym@insidetoronto.com


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TAVIS formed in response to Summer of the Gun The Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, better known as TAVIS, was formed in 2006 in response to a sharp spike in gun violence in the city the previous year. A total of 52 people were murdered by gunfire in 2005, many during the summer months, thus 2005 became

known as the Summer of the Gun. TAVIS, run by the Toronto Police Service, combats guns and gangs through two initiatives: • the summer neighbourhood initiative began in 2008; it involves teams of officers focussing on two or three high-crime

neighbourhoods each summer (this summer the focus is on north Etobicoke and the Jane Street corridor); • the year-round rapid response unit has a total 72 officers; they go to trouble spots throughout the city as needed to increase police visibility and enforcement.

On July 23, premier Dalton McGuinty announced the permanent funding of TAVIS. According to police, between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, the TAVIS rapid response unit: • arrested 765 people; • seized four handguns; • seized two replica guns; • seized three air/starter

pistols; • seized 22 rounds of ammunition; • seized $99,955 cash as proceeds of crime. TAVIS summer neighbourhood initiatives: • 2012 – north Etobicoke; the Jane Street corridor in North York (Jane from south of Sheppard Avenue to north of Finch Avenue) • 2 0 1 1 – Eg l i n t o n Avenue between Brimley

and Kennedy roads in Scarborough; the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue area in York • 2010 – Scarborough Village; north Etobicoke; the Jane Street corridor • 2009 – the Jane Street corridor; the Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue area in York • 2008 – the Jane Street corridor; Regent Park –Andrew Palamarchuk

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IN THE COMMUNITY: Top: Toronto police 31 Division Neighbourhood TAVIS Initiative Const. Richard Brown examines gang grafitti at the Grassways townhouse complex. Middle: Jason Berko, 5, tries on the cap of Toronto police 31 Division Neighbourhood TAVIS Initiative Sgt. Mandy Morris under the watchful eye of Michael Berkoe, 5, at the Shoreham Court townhouse complex. Const. Darryl Bartholomew, left, and Morris talk to neighbourhood children at the Shoreham Court townhouse complex. Staff photos/Andrew Palamarchuk


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’nai Brith has received a $5.4-million investment to help create a Centre of Innovation Excellence for Alzheimer’s Care in North York. Last Thursday at the B’nai Brith Alzheimer’s Health Care Facility, in the Bathurst StreetFinch Avenue area, Gary Goodyear, minister of state for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced the government’s non-repayable contribution to the Centre of Innovation and Excellence. The centre, scheduled to be completed in January 2013, will be stationed within the health care facility. The money will be used toward the construction of the centre and the hiring of eight employees intended to connect with industry partners, according to the government’s press release. The centre, is the result of a collaboration between B’nai Brith and Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business. They will work with business and not-for-profits, to

develop and test new Alzheimer’s technologies at the home. “This is going to become a living experiment for improving the quality of life for Alzheimer patients around the world,” said Frank Dimant, executive vice president of B’nai Brith Canada.

‘This is going to become a living experiment for improving the quality of life for Alzheimer patients around the world’ – Frank Dimant “So the people who will benefit first are the individuals in this building because they will be privy to the new technologies that’s going to be tested and brought into being. Second, we will take the technology through Ivey, and make it available, quite frankly, in Canada and throughout the world.” Anne Snowdon, chair of the Ivey International

Centre for Health Innovation, said the partnership was the result of a cold call to the University from B’nai Brith. She stated they had alumni networks in the Toronto area. “Our role is to lead the Centre of Excellence part of this Alzheimer’s care residence,” she said. She added one idea, which she says is in the “pipeline”, is the use of Global Positioning System technologies to help patients navigate the centre. “We bring together computer science from the research teams, engineering and existing companies that are in the space of wireless technology,” she said. “The centre will be the opportunity for us to say how could it work, or how does it need to work, to support the residents and connect them to their families.” The facility is located at 1 Kenton Dr. on the corner of Bathurst Street, north of Finch Avenue. The facility will have 43 bedrooms available. The B’nai Brith Centre has been an advocacy group for the Jewish Community since 1875.

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Fundraiser to support Toronto Wildlife Centre being held Sept. 7 to 9 A fundraiser to support the Toronto Wildlife Centre will be held Sept. 7 to 9 in Woodbridge. More than 2,000 pairs of shoes will be sold to help raise funds for the Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue centre. The fundraiser will be held at K7 Marketplace, 5289 Regional Rd. 7. For information visit www.

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An arrest has been made in a two-year-old homicide in North York. The body of Egbert Boothe, 43, was found at 2000 Sheppard Ave. W., west of Jane Street, on May 29, 2010 just after 11:30 p.m. Richard Robert Smith, 27, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged Thursday, Aug. 23 with several offences, including manslaughter. Charges are pending against a 21-year-old female suspect. Two suspects have yet to be identified. Anyone with information

is asked to call police at 416808-7399 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-2228477.

■ Handguns seized in Jane-Trethewey and Keele-Eglinton Two men are facing 11 charges after a handgun was seized in the Jane Street and Trethewey Drive area last Friday. Police executed a search warrant at a Via Torre Drive home and stopped a vehicle which had just left the residence. A .25 calibre handgun

was allegedly seized. Lenworth Peck, 30, and Shoron Kabir, 26, both of Toronto, have been charged. A third person in the car was not charged. Three days later, another gun was seized from the Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue area. Police allegedly located a loaded 9mm handgun, ammunition and drugs in an apartment at 2110 Keele St. Monday. Carlos Rodriguez, 35, of Toronto, is charged with 10 offences.

Doliner to speak at Columbus Centre Secrets hidden within artwork in the Sistine Chapel will be revealed in a lecture by bestselling author Roy Doliner Sept. 6. Co-Author of The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the

Heart of the Vatican, Doliner will speak about his findings at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre. The talk will address Jewish symbolism and secret messages found in the Chapel’s paintings.

Attendees are required to register by Sept. 3 to vmoreno@ kofflerarts.org or call 416 638 1881 ext. 4249. The free lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. and parking is available at no charge. The gallery is located at 901 Lawrence Ave. W.

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t might be premature to start speculating on the next two years in this city’s life, given the drama set to unfold next week at the University Avenue courthouse. Mayor Rob Ford will be on a witness stand, testifying in his own defence against a complaint that he violated the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act when he spoke on the floor of council asking that he not be required to pay back about $3,100 in donations to his football charity made last term. Questioning him will be high-profile lawyer Clayton Ruby. Anything might happen. Given the inflexibility of the penalty for violating the act — the minimum sentence is removal from office – it’s not unreasonable to ask what would the rest of the term look like at city hall, if Justice Charles Hackland finds Ford guilty of knowingly violating the act and throws him out of office in the next month or two? Under those extraordinary circumstances, council will have some options.

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The City of Toronto Act and the Municipal Elections Act allow council to hold a byelection to fill a vacancy, or fill the office by appointment. Should council choose the more costly option of a byelection, and the sentence be the minimum, Ford would be free to run again. And given that the matter in court concerns his charity work, he would stand an excellent chance of winning. The fact that every councillor harbouring mayoralty ambitions would be tempted to run as well — losers could, in a byelection, still return to their seat on council — a mid-term re-election for Ford in the midst of a field crowded with challengers would be an excellent bet. But council might also choose to appoint a caretaker mayor to see the term

through to the next general election. There are advantages: it is cheaper, and far less disruptive to the flow of work at city hall. And there are disadvantages: Toronto would, for two years, have a mayor no one voted for but 44 councillors. There would be a strong argument to hand the job to the Deputy Mayor, Doug Holyday. He would be in a position to deliver something approaching the agenda that Ford’s supporters voted for. But there would be an argument as well to install a more neutral figure, given that for the past calendar year, Toronto Council has essentially usurped that agenda in favour of the agendas its members see themselves as having been elected on. Whichever way it goes it’s unlikely that the decisions coming out of city hall would be much different. The mayor is after all only one vote. n David Nickle is The Mirror’s city hall reporter. His column appears Thursdays. Contact him at dnickle@ insidetoronto.com

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Mayor to appear Sept. 5 DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com The battle for Mayor Rob Ford’s job begins in public next Wednesday, Sept. 5. That’s when Ford will take the stand at the 393 University Ave. Courthouse, to convince Ontario Court Judge Charles T. Hackford that allegations by Toronto resident Paul Magder and his lawyer Clayton Ruby that he violated the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act are either incorrect, or if they’re true, that he broke the law by mistake. It is a high-stakes game: if Ford is found to have breached the act, he is automatically removed from office. If the judge so desires, he can also be fined, and barred from running again for up to the next seven years. The allegations from Ruby and Magder came forward earlier this year, and stem from a Feb. 7 speech Ford gave on the floor of council, concerning a report by the city’s Integrity Commissioner on his refusal to comply with a council order to return donations given to his football charity. According to the Integrity Commissioner’s report, as a councillor, Ford violated the council code of conduct by using his city hall letterhead and a city staff member to raise money for the Rob Ford Football Foundation. The foundation was established by Ford to purchase football equipment for schools in underprivileged neighbourhoods. Ford was asked six times by the Integrity Commissioner to return $3,150 to the donors, and had not yet done so. When the report came before council, Ford stayed in the room and spoke to the matter. During his speech, he reminded councillors that football equipment had been purchased for schools in many of their wards, and pleaded with council not to require him to return the money to the donors.

“To ask for me to pay it out of my own pocket personally — there’s no sense to this,” he said during the meeting. “The money’s gone. The money’s been spent on football equipment.” Ford later voted with the majority in favour of a motion by Councillor Paul Ainslie, to remove the requirement that he pay back the money. That, according to a factum submitted by Ruby, is evidence that Ford violated the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. The Act states that a member of council must leave the chamber, and neither speak nor vote on a matter in which they have pecuniary interest. “Because City Council voted on the issue of the Respondent’s obligation to personally repay the $3,150, Mayor Ford had a pecuniary interest in the outcome,” he said. “It was also open to Council to impose additional pecuniary sanctions on the Respondent (for failing to pay the $3,150 and for failing to provide proof of repayment) because, under the City of Toronto Act, Council was empowered to sanction its members for breaches of the Code of Conduct, by... suspending the member’s remuneration.” Ruby also argues that Ford could not claim that he was unaware of the conflict. In 2010, when the matter first came up, Ruby writes, “Mayor Ford had been alerted to his conflict of interest by the Speaker (Sandra Bussin), and yet he chose to participate and vote on the matter, showing a deliberate decision to ignore the MCIA. Second, the Respondent had declared conflicts of interest many times in the past, which indicated that he had at least some familiarity with the MCIA.” Ruby’s factum indicates he is submitting an affidavit by Bussin, indicating that she had warned Ford of this very conflict. In the factum submitted by Ford’s lawyer Alan Lenczner, the mayor’s team present several defences.

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First, they argue that the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act doesn’t apply to matters concerning councillors’ codes of conduct. “The MCIA is concerned with business or commercial matters of the City of Toronto,” he writes. “That is the objective of the objective of the MCIA.” Lenczner also argues that in the matter of a code of conduct violation alleged by the Integrity Commissioner, a member of council needs to have the opportunity to defend himeslf. “Otherwise, he is denied natural justice and fairness in that he cannot offer any explanation or mitigating circumstances, etc., before Council censors him,” the factum reads. “The draconian measure of muzzling a councillor when a sanction for his own conduct is being decided is not the objective of the MCIA.” Leczner also maintains that because the football foundation is not administered by Ford, he received no financial benefit from any donations. The team also argues that the resolution requiring Ford to repay the $3,150 was beyond Toronto Council’s powers. Leczner also asks that the judge find that Ford committed an error of judgement because he was confused as to what was on the table when Ainslie moved the motion to forgive Ford. He also argued that the amount is insignificant, and therefore wouldn’t influence Ford’s actions. “The amount of money involved, $3,150, when considered against the $167,770 salary of the Mayor is insignificant,” Leczner wrote. “It is also inconsequential when weighed against the consequences of the Act. No objectively reasonable person could conclude that the respondent, a City Councillor for 10 years and Mayor for two years would jeopardize his position for $3,150 particularly when on the same day he declared a conflict of interest because of his mother’s membership in the Lambton Golf Course.”

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One of two Toronto teams to advance A team from North York is one of only two Toronto teams to advance to the Ontario Cup provincial soccer championships. The North York Hearts 96 team won their semifinal game on Sunday in Oshawa in the Under-16, tier one boys division over the Richmond Hill Raiders in nailbiting fashion – winning 5-3 on overtime penalty kicks after the two teams were scoreless throughout regulation and overtime. Scor ing off the penalty mark for North York were Steven Saravia, Jaden Lewis, Maurizio Ragone, Nathaniel Tambakis and Adam Alonzi. The Ontario Cup championships – which annually determines the best soccer teams in Ontario from U-12

age groups all the way up to men’s and women’s divisions – will be held at the Soccer Centre in Vaughan over Sept. 8 and 9 and 15 and 16. North York will play their Ontario Cup final Sept. 8 against Erin Mills Eagles Academy, who won their semifinal game 2-1 over Brampton East Flames. Toronto’s other victorious team from last weekend’s semifinal action was Toronto High Park FC in the U-15, tier two boys division, overcoming an early 1-0 deficit to edge the Niagara Falls Titans 2-1 on Saturday, Aug. 25, also in Oshawa. Toronto High Park goals were scored by Stephen Bell and Luke Caccamo at the 27th and 84th minute, respectively, respectively. Toronto High Park will play Sept. 15 against Brampton Blast who won their semifinal game 4-0 over the Richmond Hill Raiders.

TORONTO SEMIFINALISTS Five other Toronto teams were ousted in last weekend’s semifinals: * Toronto Mooredale Lightning Gold in U12 boys, tier one: lost a heartbreaker to Vaughan Battlecats. The two teams were tied 1-1 after regulation and overtime, with Vaughan winning the overtime penalty shot shootout 4-2. * Royal York FC in U-16 boys, tier two: lost a heartbreaker to Mississauga O.K.D. 5-4 in overtime penalty kicks after the two teams were tied 0-0 after regulation and overtime. * North Toronto Nitros Green, in U-17 boys, tier one: lost 4-0 to Erin Mills Eagles. * Scarborough GS United, in the men’s division: lost 5-1 to AEK London FC. * Scarborough GS United, in the women’s division: lost 3-0 to Vaughan Azzurri.

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SKILL DEMONSTRATION: Canadian Olympic trampolinist and North York native Karen Cockburn demonstrates her skills Saturday at the Toronto Zoo.

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York opens the regular season Saturday with a home tilt against Laurier.

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A Donation Has Been Made To The Hospital For Sick Children And Schools From Proceeds Of These Sales.

D L SO K E E W E IN ON

15 Warlock • OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4PM Gorgeous Table Land!! + Magnificent R-A-V-I-N-E Lot!!--Fabulous Ravine!! Superb-Maintained, Upgraded, Gracious, Spacious 2 Storey Aprx 4500Sf On 3 Levels--Walk-Out Basement!! Overlooking Ravine lot. 0

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Interior Designer

Developer Eli Bakhtiari

Bella Lee

647.296.6945

416.939.3003

Broker

Sales Representative

$100,000 IN PRICE REDUCTIONS!!

High Traffic, Spectacular Exposure!! Kennedy Sheppard!! Fantastic Investment!!! Highly Exposed Highway Commercial Property!!! Commercial Residential Proposed E. Light Rail Transit

**A Conveniently Located--Affordable Price For A Custom-Built Home In Willowdale!! *Aprx 2700Sf+1200Sf Bsmt,5Yrs Old *2Storey Open Foyer W/Limestone Flr*High 9’1’ Ceiling *Gorgeous Finishes*Stone Exterior *Moulded Ceiling*3Gas Fireplaces *Valanced Lighting/Halogen(Lr)*3/4’Strip Hdwd Flrs*7’Baseboard,Wrought Iron Rails,*B/I Niche *Skylights *Cornice Moulding *Double-Dr Entrance *Thermo Wndws *Intrlkng Stone Driveway, Walkway & Patio *Professionally Finished Bsmt!!!

4019 Sheppard • Commercial

81 Wedgwood Dr Amazing 57 Ft Widen Frontage Lot!!!---23Yrs, Aprx 3500Sf + Professionally Finished Bsmt **Well-Maintained, Recently Upgraded, Updated; Roof (‘09), Totally New Kit (Cabinet, Granite Counter, Centre Island, Haloen Lits; ’12), New 5 Washrooms (‘12), Newer Gas Furnace (‘09), Cac (‘09), Roof (‘09) And More!!! **5 Mins Walking Dis To Yonge Subway, 10 Mins Walking To Best School-Mckee Ps & Earl Haig Ss **Gorgeous, Elegant Layout W/All Principal Rooms *2 Storey Open Foyer W/Skylit

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1040 Willowdale Ave

79 olive ave

*Rare63.25FtWidenFrontage!!!----PotentialFutureMulti Dwelling Development, Remarkable Opportunity!!!! *Many Options....Live-In Now, Rent-Out For Future Investment **Updated Spacious Raised-Bung---A Separate Entrance W/Rental Income Bsmt (Aprx $1200/ Month) *Totally Upgraded Newer Kitchen(Granite Countertop, Backsplash, Quality Cabinet W/Lots Of Storage, Ceramic Flr, Newer Appliances)

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**Solid Built & Well Maintained, Clean,Clean Condition Brick Bungalow In Desirable Area--**Aprx 1500Sf Main Flr+Rentable Finished Bsmt--Great, Elegant Layout!! **Spacious,PrincipalAllRmSizes**RecentlyProfessionally Renovated, Self-Contained Bsmt Apartment--A Separate Entrance (Potential Inlaw Suite, Income Bsmt-Aprx $1100/ Month) **Large Veranda At Front Porch W/2 Car Garage **Suitable For Home Business User & Investor! *Steps To Ttc,Great School, Shoppings

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Signature Penthouse

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24 Gemini

$5,550,000 Best for Developer Low Rise Building + Commercial

A Very Conveniently Located In Bayview/ Finch--Child Safe Cul-De-Sac!!! **Pie-Shaped Wide Lot,56Ft Front & 76Ft Back **Solid-Built, Spacious, Open Backsplit 4 Levels--Beautifully Appointed All Rm Sizes!! **Well-Maintained W/ Upgrades; Bay Window & All Windows(2011), Main Bathrm(2008),Roof(2007),Newer Garage Dr W/Opener(2010) **Walking Distance For Park,Ttc & School **Opportunity For Extension Of Solarium **Move-In, Clean & Clean Condition!!

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Signature Penthouse

625 Sheppard Ave. + 627 Sheppard Ave.

Over $$160K Spent!!--100Ft Huge Pie-Shaped Lot At Back(100Ft)! **Truly An Elegant, Beautiful Family Home To Entertain & Enjoy In Bayview Village **Newly Renovated, Upgraded; Just 9Yrs New-Custom Kitchen (Cabinet, Granite Countertop, Breakfast Bar, Flr, Halogen Lit), All Windows, All Wa shrms,Cvac,Furnace,Roof,100Apms Electric Breaker, S/S Appliances, Marble Flr, Direct Entrance Fm Garage To Main And More **Close To Everything **Shows Like An A++ *M-U-S-T- S-E-E!!

27 Gaspe Rd

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3372 Bayview Ave **One Of A Kind!!-Signature Penthouse!!-Luxurious Residence Apprx 2100Sf--Gorgeous 10Ft High Ceiling---Smooth W/Moulded Ceiling---Large Window W/ Se Corner Unit---Breathtaking Panoramic View!!! **Elegant, Bright, Spacious & Excellent Layout **State Of Art Kit W/Finest Quality Cabinet, Granite Countertop, Centre Island **Den Can Be Used As 3rd Bed+3Washrms **Spotless Condition--Shows Like A New!! M-U-S-T ...

3+1 Beds, 2 Baths | 1400-1599 Sq. Ft. One Of A Kind!! Signature Penthouse. Gorgeous Unit. Large Window Corner Unit-Breathtaking Panoramic. New Excellent Layout, Granite Countertop. Shows Like New. New Floor, 2 Parking & 1 Locker.

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$50,000 IN PRICE REDUCTIONS!!

90 by 118 . Bayview Village area. Remarkable!!! 90.23ft widen frontage with corner lot!! Potential multi dwelling rare opportunity!! A grand, gracious custom-built. Approx 5000 sf + professionally finished walk-out basement for 5 bedroom.

60 Knollview

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**Prestigious Riverstone Estate/Quiet Cul-De-Sac-Backing Onto 25 Acre Conservation Area!! *A Gorgeous Custom-Built Home-Aprx 4000Sf(Main Fr)+900Sf(3 Cars Garage)+Walk-Out Bsmt *Elegant Layout W/All Principal Rm Sizes *4 Sides Natural Stone Exterior, Mouldings,2 Sides Gas Fireplace *Loft Ceiling(Foyer),10Ft(Main)& 9Ft Ceiling (Walk-Out Basement) *State Of Art Kitchen (Maple Cab+Best Brand Appl’s+Granite Counter+Mosaic Backsplash+Pot Filler+Server Area), More!!

27 Riverstone Crt

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