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hen Susan Baker found out she had been hired as an English and phys ed teacher at North York’s Senator O’Connor College School in 1976, her husband took her for a drive so she could have a look at her new place of employment. As they made their way up Victoria Park Avenue 37 years ago, Baker spied through the trees the stately O’Connor House, on the same site as the school. “It was magnificent. It took my breath away,” said Baker, now the school’s principal. Other than a couple of years at another Catholic high school as vice-principal, she has spent her career at Senator O’Connor. In fact, Baker, who retires next month, stayed on longer to help organize the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations being held on Saturday, June 1. “It’s going to be great. We expect 1,000,” she said. The celebration will kick off at 2 p.m. with a mass and the opening ceremonies, including a presentation to Brother Domenic Viggiani, president of De La Salle College, who will accept plaques on behalf of the school’s founding Christian Brothers, some of whom will also attend the event. The opening ceremonies will be followed by an alumni basketball game. During the afternoon, there will be arts presentations, live music, decade rooms, the sale of past yearbooks, and food and refreshments. In the evening, there will be an alumni show and an after party. However, the event will be about more than reuniting alumni and others with a connection to the school. From 4 to 7 p.m., reunion guests will get a sneak peak of the restoration of the historic O’Connor House, which was severely damaged in a fire just over a year ago.

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Senator O’Connor College School principal Susan Baker stands by the large cross near the school entrance. The school will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

“We’re having the building come to life,” said Tony Wagner, chair of the O’Connor House board of directors. Reunion guests will be able to tour the first floors of the O’Connor House and the adjacent Coach House, which has been used by students since last September for theatre arts. The Coach House was not damaged by the fire but has undergone renovations to restore the building. Only the first floors have been restored so far due to financial constraints, although Wagner said the board will soon launch a fundraising campaign to cover some costs to date and to finish restoration work. The original budget to restore the O’Connor House, the Coach House and a shed was $4.2 million. So far, $5.6 million has been

spent on the work. “It’s nobody’s fault. It’s an old building,” he said, adding unexpected expenses cropped up during renovations. The O’Connor House was built in the 1930s as the home of philanthropist Senator Frank O’Connor, a politician and founder of the Laura Secord candy stores. He died in 1939, leaving his 900-acre farm near Victoria Park and Ellesmere Road to the Christian Brothers. In 1963, J.J. Lynch High School opened on the site, becoming the first coeducational Catholic school in the Toronto archdiocese. However, boys were taught by Christian Brothers and girls were taught on a different floor by nuns with the Daughters of Wisdom. By 1965, the school had been renamed Senator O’Connor and by the

1966/67 school year, boys and girls were taught in the same classrooms. For many years, the school’s future hung in the balance, Baker said. Before full provincial funding was extended to Catholic high schools in 1984, Senator O’Connor students, teachers and parents went year to year wondering if the school would survive, she said. Baker, who has been at the school so long she has taught the children of parents she instructed years ago, said Senator O’Connor inspires loyalty. For example, other faculty have also been there for decades, including Halina Cosentino who began in 1973, and Rose Colangelo, who joined in 1976. “People stay. They’re lifers. The only time you leave is if you’re moving out of the city,” Baker said. “To me, it’s always been the relationships (that make Senator O’Connor special). It’s really tight-knit. We treated the kids like your own kids. The idea is to turn them into people who are compassionate and caring and offer something to society. We all take great pride in the community.” For more information about the anniversary events, visit www.senatoroconnor50threunion.com

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pera is more than the stereotypical fat woman in a Viking hat belting out song after song. It’s acting. Dancing. Costume design. Essentially, it’s storytelling using every art form, said Dean Burry, program leader for Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) After School Opera Program. For the past 15 years, the program has taught children between seven and 12 years about the world of opera at five locations throughout the city, including Barbara Frum Community Centre near Bathurst Street and Lawrence Avenue since 2000. The 25 youngsters partaking in the 10-week spring session at Barbara Frum Community Centre will showcase their newfound knowledge during a 15-minute mini-opera Tuesday for family and friends inside the centre at 5:15 p.m. The ancient Chinese opera, titled Silken Spirits, was written in 2002 by Burry and is being brought back to the stage in honour of the After School Opera Program’s 15th anniversary, he said. The program runs three sessions a year out of each location and all do the same opera each session, but Burry decided to reach into his extensive catalog of past performances to showcase his favourite ones, noting each site is doing a different performance for this session’s

wrap-up. Each site runs the twohour weekly program, which is open to anyone wishing to try opera, Burry said. “You have to register for our programs, but there isn’t an audition,” he said. “It’s extremely affordable as well.”

The program is like a multi-vitamin. It has music, drama, dance. there is a sense of building confidence and finding your voice. – Dean Burry

The program encompasses all aspects of opera, including singing, acting, lighting, directing, set and costume design, while roles for the mini-opera are drawn out of a hat, he said. “We’ve brought in mimes, puppeteers, dancers to do workshops,” Burry said. “For Silken Spirits, we had a traditional Chinese dancer come in.” As for the goal of the After School Opera Program, Burry said he hopes participants will learn opera isn’t necessarily what they think it is. “The program is like a multi-vitamin,” he said. “It has music, drama, dance. There is a sense of building confidence and finding your voice.” For program details, visit www.coc.ca/ ExploreAndLearn/Children/ AfterSchoolOperaProgram.aspx

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n today’s newspaper we’ve presented the 11 funding tools Metrolinx was considering as ways to find $34 billion to fund the first part of the Big Move project in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). There’s been plenty of debate about these tools, how transit expansion should be paid for and who will pay. Ultimately, all roads lead to the Province of Ontario when it comes to these questions. Metrolinx, the provincial agency tasked with building and financing the Big Move transit expansion, has recommended four of the 11 revenue tools in a report which will go to the province and affected municipalities by this Saturday, June 1. You can find which four Metrolinx said no to; which three it listed as supplemental measures; and the four it passed on to the province in our exclusive look here. Other players with a our view stake in the Big Move, including the City of Toronto, CivicAction and the Toronto Region Board of What are Trade, have their own positions you willing on the funding tools; this is also reflected in our report. to accept? The Big Move is a huge project with many spurs of transit growth, and multiple jurisdictions with competing priorities. However, we are all part of the same transit/traffic mess, and it’s hurting our economy right now in long commute times and increased business costs. We’ll all pay the price for not getting the Big Move right. The onus is on taxpayers to understand the situation and its impact. It’s your tax money that will potentially fund transit upgrades. It’s easy to just say no to taxes, but then you have to be able to offer other sources of funding and be part of the solution. We hope our report will let readers better understand some of the ways in which Metrolinx thought the Big Move could be funded, and how those funding tools would work. Take a look at them and then let your local MPP know what you think, and what you would be willing to accept and pay. It is the province that will decide which revenue tools to implement, and right now we have a relatively unstable minority government situation. Hopefully, the importance of better transit will trump politics when making these decisions.

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s the Ford brothers, Rob and Doug, face allegations about their personal lives and setbacks due to the departure of key staff, they have shown aggressiveness in defending what they say are key achievements of the administration. To those who disparage, they point to the “over a billion” they have saved taxpayers, taming the unions, their advocacy for subways, and standing up for the average resident. Really? Let’s take a look at some of those claims. While claims for saving “over a billion” may be hyperbole, the Ford administration has limited the size of municipal government. Huge amounts of gravy have never been found. Yet the administration has found savings by chasing many small issues. It has not been afraid to eliminate costly practices, implement labour-saving automation and merge departments. Even critics concede that

david soknacki beyond the headlines outsourcing waste collection was vindicated by achieving both lower costs and fewer complaints. These triumphs are all the more impressive by coming after council revoked the much loathed vehicle registration tax, and approved labour agreements with the city’s major unions. Against these early victories stands a long string of defeats. First came the administration’s need to reverse its position on the redevelopment of the port lands, a decision that taught councillors that the administration could be beaten. Nor was the mayor able to deliver on his key platform plank of “subways, subways, subways.” Being unable or unwilling to compromise, he lost control of councillors on the TTC, then council itself,

and finally had to suffer the humiliation of seeing council approve the plan he declared dead on his first day of office. Generally on the critical transit file, Mayor Ford seems to misunderstand the demographics driving transit demand, fantasize about private financing, misread council, and so, by not grasping the new powers being given to Metrolinx, has lost the ability to make major transit decisions. As well, council took the issue of a casino away from the mayor’s control. Although it was highly unlikely that the current premier would allow a downtown casino, the mayor’s ineptness was directly responsible for council’s disapproval for a casino at Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke. It was a decision that has the potential of costing jobs and revenue. In short, the mayor’s first year in office, and his focus on select financial issues saw notable successes, fol-

lowed by mutiny, personal troubles and most recently, by the inability to even articulate positions on signature issues such as Metrolinx’s recommendations for new taxes. Although there is some truth in the administration’s claims, promoting their achievements list was done mostly to appeal to their core supporters, called Ford Nation. So far, it has worked. Controversies have done little to dent the mayor’s approval level that stays at about 36 per cent, a figure unchanged from early May, although it is somewhat down from the 47 per cent with which he won the mayoral election. The conclusion from the events of May is that until allegations from the media have been proven, the mayor, his administration and his supporters are solid enough to fight on. David Soknacki is a former City of Toronto councillor and budget chief. Contact him at www.soknacki.com

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‘Mame’ comes alive again Thornhill welcomes back home-grown Veterinarian “I always wanted come home to work,” says Veterinarian and Thornhill native Dr. Sean Herzog. Returning to the community after an absence of nearly a decade, Dr. Herzog says he is happy to be back, but he admits that a lot has changed in the old neighbourhood since he set out with his wife and children to study Veterinary Medicine in Australia. “That’s why I knew it had to be a good omen,” says Dr. Herzog, describing his reaction when he saw that one particular well-loved community institution was still going strong. For more than 45 years, Smith Veterinary Hospital at Yonge Street and Highland Park Boulevard has been providing Thornhill’s four-legged residents with excellent health care. And today, “Dr. Sean” is settling in at the busy full-service small-animal veterinary practice as the newest member of the SVH team. “Our mission is to provide the best possible care for pets and their families in a friendly and caring setting,” says SVH owner and Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Dana Cox. “We offer a full range of medical, dental, and surgical services, and now laser therapy to promote lifelong well being at all stages of an animal’s life. With his wealth of experience in all aspects of small-animal medicine, Dr. Herzog will be an amazing addition to our team.” Dr. Cox can’t wait to introduce Dr. Herzog to the community, encouraging pet owners to drop in for a visit, and a complimentary pawdicure for first time visitors. What has both Dr. Cox and her colleague Dr. Larsen especially excited about their new colleague from Down Under? “It’s Dr. Herzog’s strong focus on preventive medicine, nutrition and wellness, says Dr. Cox.” “Dr. Herzog shares our commitment to partnering with owners at every age and stage of their pet’s life.” It’s a philosophy Dr. Cox says she absorbed from her mentor and founder of Smith Veterinary Hospital. “When Dr. Smith established SVH in 1967, his dream was to create a place where cutting-edge medicine went hand-in-hand with caring and compassion. That remains my commitment too.” For his part, Dr. Herzog looks forward to putting his skills to work alongside Drs. Cox and Larsen. All three vets, along with Certified Master Groomer Sherry Klein are happily accepting new patients of all ages, whether they’re just beginning life’s adventure or looking to make the most of their golden years.

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The musical Mame began life as a best-selling novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis. It later became a play, then a film, and in 1966 a musical comedy. Jerry Herman provided the songs including Open a New Window, If He Waked into My Life, the seasonal favorite We Need a Little Christmas, and the rousing title song. For the Civic Light-Opera Company’s production of Mame, director Joe Cascone has taken the approach that the story of Auntie Mame is essentially an intimate one, and as such he strips away all the excesses, harkening back to the original novel and play. The story – as always – tells of young Patrick Dennis, played initially and with great charm by Koby Lee. The newly orphaned Patrick is sent to live with his only living relative, the extravagant, life-loving Auntie Mame, played by Caroline Moro-Dalicandro. These two performers bring genuine tenderness to their scenes together, notably in their duet My Best Girl as Patrick consoles his aunt

mark andrew lawrence front row centre after her disastrous attempt at a theatrical career. As Mame rebounds from one calamity after another, Moro-Dalicandro keeps the character rooted in reality, playing up Mame’s zest for life, but balancing that with a portrait of a big-hearted woman dedicated to friends and family. Cascone has surrounded his leading lady with a lively ensemble including Julie Lennick as Mame’s acidtongued bosom buddy, Vera Charles, Jack Ly, as Mame’s devoted Japanese houseboy, Ito, and David Haines bringing the required amount of dignity to the role of Mame’s on-again off-again cynical boyfriend Lindsay Woolsey. Cascone even partakes in the fun by appearing in a cameo role as Mame’s southern beau. As the years roll along, Patrick grows up and Daniel Cornthwaite takes over the role, making older Patrick a

well-rounded character. This is especially important as he becomes involved with a vile fiancée, Gloria Upson (played with snobbish delight by Katie Richardson) and introduces Mame to Gloria’s bigoted parents (Susan Sanders and Eric Botosan.) Mame knows how to put these people in their place, aided by her faithful secretary Agnes Gooch. Finnie Jesson shows marvelous comic timing as the very pregnant character navigates a towering set of stairs. . Classic musical comedies such as Mame thrive on the energy of the entire cast and this production keeps that energy level high from the first party scene to the very last. Mame is playing at York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Ave. W., until Saturday, June 1. For tickets, visit www. MusicTheatreToronto.com or call 416-755-1717. Veteran theatre reviewer Mark Andrew Lawrence offers his insights on stage and musical productions for The North York Mirror. Contact him at nym@insidetoronto.com

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special report: big move, big money The following are 11 proposals considered by Metrolinx to help fund regional transit expansion as well as views of the organizations that have weighed in on the recommendations. By Rahul Gupta

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PARKING SPACE LEVY

ing space would net $350 million per year.

How it works: Per space levy charged daily to operators of paid and unpaid commercial parking lots as well as at transit stations. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A daily charge of $0.25 per park-

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EMPLOYER PAYROLL TAX How it works: Regular deduction paid by GTHA employers each pay period in form of flat tax or a percentage of total gross salaries.

Examples where it is used: Oregon raised over $200 million in 2010 for the Portland area TriMet transit service through an estimated 0.69 per cent payroll tax. Also used in New York City and Paris, France.

Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: 0.5 per cent tax would raise between $630-$730 million.

CivicAction

Pros for implementation: w High revenue potential and minimal implementation costs.

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Cons against implementation: w Could discourage job creation. w Doesn’t impact congestion.

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Pros for implementation: w Stable long-term funding since parking spots are unlikely to be removed over time. w Easy to implement w Encourages smarter land-use planning

FUEL TAX

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How it works: Regional consumption surcharge in the form of a flat tax for every litre of gas purchased or as a percentage of the base price. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: Five cent per litre tax would raise up to $330 million per year.

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HIGH OCCUPANCY TOLL (HOT) LANE How it works: Low occupancy drivers pay a user fee to access High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV ) lanes normally reserved for vehicles transporting three or more people. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A toll of 30 cents per kilometre would bring in anywhere from $25-45 million by 2014 and up to $250 million after 2017 if additional HOT lanes are constructed on the 400 series highways as planned.

LAND VALUE CAPTURE How it works: Fee charged to property owners, including developers and home buyers, to capture a property value increase resulting from proximity to a public transit connection or project.

Examples where it is used: HOT lanes exist or are planned in just about every U.S. state dating back to the 1970s.

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Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Which of the following recommendations do you support? Send your thoughts to nym@insidetoronto.com

Metrolinx CivicAction Toronto Region Board of Trade Toronto Council

Cons against implementation: w Low annual revenue potential w Administration costs unclear due to a lack of details on how it would work w Unpopular among vast majority of polled residents.

Metrolinx

Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: LVC fees could produce $20 million in dedicated revenue, though the cost of implementation is unclear at the moment.

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Pros for implementation: w Can capture property value increases from public and privately-held land.

Toronto Council

Cons against implementation: w Could significantly increase costs for transporting goods and services resulting in higher prices for con-

Cons against implementation: w Capital construction costs required to convert existing HOV lanes to allow for tolling. w Potentially unaffordable for lower-income drivers.

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Examples where it is used: Widely used in places like Vancouver, Montreal, parts of Europe and Australia.

Pros for implementation: w Encourages less fuel consumption over time. w Reduces total car trips and improves travel times over the long term. w Minimal administrative costs since taxing mechanism already in place.

Pros for implementation: w Voluntary usage which means many road users would not have to pay more.

UNDER CONSIDERATION

Cons against implementation: w Lot owners can transfer the cost of the levy to users w Unlikely to improve traffic congestion w Levy would be enforced even if the spot remains empty during peak hours

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sumers. Examples where it is used: Vancouver’s TransLink receives around $120 million yearly through a 17 cents per litre fuel surcharge. Maryland’s Democratic governor Martin O’Malley recently signed off on a $650 million investment in public transit paid for by the state’s gas tax.

REGIONAL SALES TAX How it works: Percentage increase within GTHA of existing tax rate to fund transit projects. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A one per cent increase would generate around $1.3 billion for the region and over $500 million to Toronto. Pros for implementation: w High revenue potential with capacity to rise as economy grows w Can be adopted quickly Cons against implementa-

Metrolinx CivicAction Toronto Region Board of Trade Toronto Council

tion: w Unpopular with polled residents who feel they’re over-taxed; would cost average Toronto household an estimated $600 more per year w Would affect low-income residents more adversely Examples where it is used: Los Angeles County’s Measure R instituted a 0.5 per cent tax increase over 30 years to build subways.

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade


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HIGHWAY TOLL How it works: Same as HOV tolling, with exception everyone must pay for lane

usage, usually based on a fee per kilometre. Would be implemented on all 400 series highways and major roadways.

since all road users would have to pay. w Could reduce traffic congestion, especially if there are alternative modes of travel.

Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A toll of 10 cents per kilometre could generate up to $1.5 billion by 2021 without taking into account construction costs.

Cons against implementation: w Significant capital and administrative costs required w Would encourage people to live closer to urban areas, which would be a disadvantage for suburban employment.

Pros for implementation: w Major long term revenue potential

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TRANSIT FARES INCREASE How it works: Raising fares of all GTHA transit agencies including the TTC to raise money for transit construction. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: A 15 cent raise would raise around $50 million.

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Pros for implementation: w Would make transit riders solely responsible for funding expansion since they would likely benefit the most. Cons against implementation: w A fare hike would negatively affect ridership and prompt many to

DEVELOPMENT CHARGE

Examples where it is used: Like HOV lanes, tolled highways are used

return to their cars w Low revenue potential that could be better used for operation of existing service w Fare hike would have to be uniform across GTHA. For the TTC, the least subsidized transit provider in North America, that would mean even more reliance on the farebox. w Would adversely affect fixedincome riders like seniors.

charges are already collected by municipalities. w Could encourage “smart” development by offering incentives for building near existing transit.

Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: 15 per cent increase across the GTHA would generate $100 million/year.

Cons against implementation: w May require a legislative amendment to provincial Development Charges Act. w Developers would likely pass cost onto home buyers.

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How it works: An incremental increase tied to transit funding of existing property tax rates for residents and organizations. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: Raising current rates by just over five per cent could yield in 2014 anywhere from $480-670 million in dedicated revenue. Pros for implementation: w Easy to implement as tax collection mechanism is already used by every municipality and the province. w

Stable, long term growth prospects. Cons against implementation: w Municipalities already rely on property tax revenues to fund many services. w Regressive nature of property tax would disproportionately affect lowincome home owners and renters. w Residents would object to doubledipping by province which already uses property taxes to pay for education costs. Examples where it is used: Vancouver’s TransLink and London, Ont. have funded transit projects through property tax hikes.

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

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VEHICLE KILOMETRES TRAVELLED (VKT) FEE

How it works: All vehicles in a designated area would have to pay a charge for every kilometre travelled. Distance would be measured via GPS devices installed in cars or odometer readings. Annual projected revenue for The Big Move: Charging three cents per kilometre would net for transit construction around $1.6 billion. Pros for implementation: w Extremely high revenue potential with the ability to rise significantly in the long term. w Would reduce congestion and impact driver behaviour especially if different pricing rates are adopted to account for peak travel times. Cons against implementation: w Expensive to implement

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Examples where it is used: The city of Toronto used surplus fare revenues collected during World War Two to pay for its first subway line, Yonge, which opened in 1954.

How it works: One-time charge on real estate developers levied by municipalities to recover public capital costs from the private sector.

Pros for implementation: w Easy to implement as development

PROPERTY TAX

worldwide to fund transit and road infrastructure. Locally, Hwy. 407, which is leased by a private consortium, has charged tolls per kilometre travelled since its inception in 1997.

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Examples where it is used: Used to fund part of city’s share of Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension and Sheppard-Yonge subway construction.

Metrolinx

Toronto Council

CivicAction

Toronto Region Board of Trade

w Legislative changes would be required from both the province and municipalities to allow for VKT tolls w Drivers would have to assume entire costs even though they may not necessarily benefit from better public transit. Examples where it is used: Denmark and the Netherlands have plans to impose a VKT fee within the next three years. New Zealand motorists also pay a set charge for every 1,000 kilometres travelled.

Metrolinx CivicAction Toronto Region Board of Trade Toronto Council

Sources: KPMG/AECOM funding tool profiles report for Metrolinx; Toronto Region Board of Trade, City of Toronto, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Pembina Institute, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Fraser Institute)

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dal in the mayor’s office, its members divided along political, regional and grudge lines... In its current state, it’s never been less fit to govern. As Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday has pointed out, the business of the city goes on as it collapses. Toronto is 90 per cent a service delivery organization and as long as it’s financially sound and retains a professional bureaucracy, the city itself will work. But that crucial 10 per cent, which involves moving an agenda forward and crafting policy, is beyond Toronto. Fortunately, the policy question of how to fund and build better transportation has been taken away from council and given to an unelected body. Under ordinary circumstances, that would be cause for alarm. These days, it’s a lucky break.

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BAYVIEW/STEELE. Uniquely designed home, approx 6500 sqft, 5+1 bedrooms, marble foyer, granite kitchen, gas fireplace, stained glass window panels, solarium, walk-out finished basement with 9ft ceiling, newer shingles, newer windows, newer deck/balcony, newer floor throughout, professionally landscaped, flagstone yard, interlocking driveway and many more, a must see!

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Prestigious Living Barrie/Innisfil | Midland | Collingwood ESSA

Deborah Wootton Sales Representative (705) (705)

Office

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727-2420

INNISFIL

Adrienne Meier Sales Representative

$699,000 12 ACRES

12 acres of rolling land, 2 streams and a pond large enough to canoe in, plus walking paths through-out the property.Plus there is a 20’X30’2 storey barn set up with 3 horse stalls with a garage above, a 16’x10’shop, and a immaculate ranch bungalow with a fully finished lower level perfect for the in-laws, even has a full kitchen. Total of 5 bdrms, 3 up and two down, 2.1 baths, 2 F/P’s, sep. Dr/Rm, updated kit., hardwood through-out m/n floor. Just minutes to Thornton. Call Debbie for your private viewing.This is a keeper. MLS# 1303596

(705) (705)

Office

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791-1868

$679,900

(705) (705)

Office

728-4067 Direct

727-6787

$754,900 (2746 sq/ft, 5104 sq total finished) on mature estate private treed lot (2.27 Ac) only 1 minute from Barrie in prestigious secluded enclave of fine homes. Residence has been recently extensively renovated, exceptional large principal rms, massive windows/doors, inground saltwater/heated pool, i/g sprinkler sys, gorgeous landscaped, ravine on property, walk to golf & lake...MLS#1302623

George Nagel Sales Representative

8+/-Acres!!

ROOM TO ROAM!!

$2,200,000

Office

153’ Waterfront in southern Georgian Bay west of Penetanguishene in prestigious estate community of Cedar Ridge (Tiny). 4.1 Bed/4 full bath custom luxury home built ‘05. 6000 Sf finished on 2 acres abundant w/trees. Custom kitchen w/granite & built-in subzero fridge/freezer & dacor wall & warming ovens. Stunning main floor master, elegant library & sun room. Sandy beach, crystal clear water, spectacular views.Also available connecting private 2 acre building lot mature white pines & also 153 foot frontage. Facing Christian Island and open water with incredible sunsets. Ideal for recreational home or permanent estate visit: www.286Melissalane.com

739-1300

(705)

Direct

794-9888

(705)

www.sutton.com INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

ORO MEDONTE

Max Viskovich Sales Representative

‘CLASSIC’ EXECUTIVE RANCH BUNGALOW

GEORGIAN BAY , CEDAR RIDGE, TINY

Exquisitely manicured Country Estate just south of Barrie! Enjoy rural living in this custom brick bung (3600+’ fin) surrounded by lush lawn*Trees*Grdns*Barn w/loft*Lg shed+! Immac open concept 3+1 bdrm/4 bth/Gleaming hdwd*Lg rooms*Lg Garage w/Sep Ent to Upper+Lower levels-perfect for extended family*Paved Dr w/Extra 4 car Pkg Area!! 2 mins to Go Stn!

INNISFIL

Walter Doret Broker

Simcoe County

| Stayner/Wasaga | Alliston | Orillia | Horseshoe Valley

(705)

Direct

730-9161

www.sutton.com INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE

NEW TECUMSETH

Donna Hunter Sales Representative

$899,900

ORO WATERFRONT

Custom built/never lived in showpiece w/gorgeous views! Large boathouse w/ sun deck, over 2800 square feet of pure luxury. MLS 1301728

$965,000

Office

SERENE COUNTRY LIVING

739-1300

(705)

Stunning Views from highest point on 25 acres of rolling hills. Custom built 1½ storey 5 BR 5 Bath, efficient heat pump, plaster walls, 2 bsmt entries, 3 car gar, large country kit, 2 dishwashers. Private mstr on upper floor w/study, WIC & ensuite. Portion of boundary on the Tributary of the Nottawasaga River. Zoned AG1 w/ home business potential, 2 ent off road. MLS N2427962 & MLS 1206046 www.barriehomehunterteam.com

Direct

623-9907

(705)

www.sutton.com

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

SHANTY BAY

NEW TECUMSETH

SNOW VALLEY

Chris Hart

(705)

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Shazia Virani Sales Representative

Dir: (905)

467-1844

Exceptional custom home on 24 ac. w/ 385 FT backing the Nottawasaga River! Over 5,400 sqft of luxury with every detail accounted for - indoor lap pool, soaring 18’ ceilings, gourmet kitchen, numerous walkouts & stunning views of the rolling countryside from every room! Located within easy reach of the GTA & cottage country. MLS® N2602384

BARRIE - 8 FORESTWOOD LANE

Peggy Hill Broker (705)

Direct

739-HILL (4455)

Independently owned and operated

$725,000 EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY

5 bedroom, 3 bathroom 3,477 sq. ft. 2 storey home just steps away from Lake Simcoe with amazing upgrades in the much desired Tollendale Mill area ML#1301107 • www.PeggyHill.com

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Snow Valley Rd

Sunnidale Rd

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Located in prestigious Arbourwood Estates in Shanty Bay (5 mins north of Barrie) along the shores of Lake Simcoe, this home is simply breath taking. Everything you have ever wanted & more. Over 4600 sqft., and finished top to bottom with many stunning ugrades, 4+2 bdrms, 3.5 baths with an impressive Master Suite and professional landscaping. http://bit.ly/15basswood 15 Basswood Circle, Shanty Bay MLS 1303174

BACKS THE NOTTAWASAGA RIVER!

Bayfield St.

Direct

309-9014

$1,100,000

$839,000 OPEN HOUSE NEXT SAT JUNE 8TH 1-3PM

Office

727-9585

(705)

Wilson Dr.

(705)

Office

331-7622

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Dave Walker Sales Representative

Sales Representative Dir: (705)

George Johnston Rd.

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CLEARVIEW

Christine Woods Sales Representative (705) (705)

Office

721-9111 Direct

321-0365

B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage

$739,900 SIMCOE COUNTY’S HIDDEN ESTATE SUBDIVISION SECRETS

Michael Street...In beautiful, private Clearview, a small enclave of estate homes located on a quiet cul-de-sac of similar estate homes on approx 2 acre properties, with room to roam, this approx 3500/6400sq.ft. ranch bungaloft is finished from top to bottom/above grade windows in basement and can accommodate the largest of families...Including in-laws!!! MLS# 1302552

BARRIE

Christine Woods Sales Representative (705) (705)

Office

721-9111 Direct

321-0365

B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage

$793,800 STEPS TO TOLLENDALE WATERFRONT!!

Location, location, location, siding onto sheppard park, backing onto Lover’s Creek/ep lands, 2/3 acre, custom built, 1 1/2 storey 2394/3140sqft cedar sided contemporary features main floor master/ensuite screened in walkout, vaulted ceilings in mainfloor family room & eat-in kitchen/ walkout, overlooks nature filled backyard, elegant perennial filled property, a unique opportunity!!! MLS# 1302972


Prestigious Living | Stayner/Wasaga | Alliston | Orillia | Horseshoe Valley

HORSESHOE VALLEY

Sandra Belanger

(705)

(705)

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220-3830 www.sutton.com INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Direct

717-3331

Michelle Plowright

built bungalow using ICF Construction for entire structure, in oor radiant heating on both lower and main levels with individual temperature controls in every room as well as the entire triple car garage!! High velocity air conditioning, on demand hot water, grey water recycling system, HRV and more.... 2605 square feet nished with 4 bedrooms, walk out basement, kitchen with granite and breakfast bar, living room with gas replace. The efciencies in this home will pay dividends for years to come!!

Sales Representative

(705)

Direct

828-5160 ®

Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

$799,000

IMMACULATE EXECUTIVE HOME

Located in the Prestigious Lakeside Cove ~ Kingswood area. This Senator home, a few steps to the Lake, offers a chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, family room/replace, a den, an elegant dining room & sitting room. Hardwood, ceramic & marble, 2nd level laundry, 4 bedrooms, a master & regular ensuites, Jack&Jill bath. The basement includes a bedroom/gym, a theatre, bathroom and hobby room. The beautifully landscaped yard consists of 2 decks, gazebo and salt inground pool. 3 Car garage. 70k in upgrades. Elegance and Comfort to Enjoy! MLS# 1302190 & X2591912 Vt- http://www.Youtube.com/watch?V=28vageq1tjc

WEST SHORE OF LAKE SIMCOE

COLLINGWOOD

Rick Laferriere

Anna Small-Adams

Sales Representative

(705)

Direct

796-4007

Ellie Haringa Sales Representative

(705)

Direct

791-4054 ®

Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

$1,299,900

B.A., Sales Representative

CUSTOM BUILT HOME/COTTAGE

(705)

7 years old & has it all! Level entry to sandy bottom water. Composite decking, front & back. Maple and Marble oors. Granite kitchen, breakfast bar, stainless steel Kitchenaid apps. Great room w/stone replace overlooks lake. 4 beds, 4 baths. MLS 1302529 For more info and more properties go to www.CityToShores.ca MLS 1302529

(705)

Ofce

719-9999 Direct

790-9898

EXIT REALTY FIRST NORTH Brokerage, Independently Owned & Operated

VERY LARGE LOT

This 6 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath home has lots of room for family and their friends. This HUGE lot has room for all the toys. Trampoline, badminton net, play area, etc.. Add the Inground pool and Hot Tub that are already here and you have fun for everyone.

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Heather Jones

$739,000

Direct

241-1408

hrjones@rogers.com www.heatherjones.biz ® Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

Sales Representatives

DESIGNED WITH DISTINCTION

Contemporary 2 storey waterfront property boasting 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 woodburning replaces, vaulted ceilings, skylights, boathouse, 4’ dock, marine rail, concrete breakwall. 2012 newly installed low e, uv protected o/s sliding door & surrounding windows, exterior doors includ garage, gate, furnace, a/c & air cleaner 2010.

$559,900

Office

775-5677

(905) 1(800)

Toll Free

463-0002

www.silvateam.ca

®

HERITAGE GROUP LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

Ofce

722-7100

Senior Real Estate Specialist

Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage

$799,900

PRIVATE 1.5 ACRES

Beautifully appointed 2417sq.ft. 2 storey with nished walkout basement in Springwater, close to Barrie. Separate dining and living room with soaring ceilings, kitchen opens to the main oor family room with replace. Enjoy the glorious landscaped 1.5 acres from the privacy of your deck. MLS#1303948 Virtual tours at www.marybateman.com

GILFORD

Mary O’Brien Sales Representative

(705)

Ofce

717-4277 Direct

436-4077

MUCH DESIRED LOT 85’ X 170” LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION This beautiful centre hall home has many, many upgrades. Separate D.R. and L.R, separate eating area in Kit., main oor F.R. wit F.P., main oor laundry with ent. to garage, patio doors to deck, gazebo, inground pool, hot tub. Front foyer boast a charming circular staircase that leads to 4 bedrooms, MB has sitting area and ensuite, hardwood and some carpet. The grounds are very well landscaped. 5 min to hwy 400 and marina, golf courses, beaches and new rec centre. 2107 Fennell Drive Gilford. MLS#N2626631. REDUCED $479,900

BRADFORD NEWMARKET

The Silva Team

Sales Representative

(705)

(705)

$499,900

INNISFIL

(705)

Mary Bateman Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Direct

SPRINGWATER

BARRIE

Jeremy Brooks Sales Representative (705)

Simcoe County

OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND 2-4PM 29 TAYLOR COURT, BRADFORD Gorgeous 2+1 bedroom bungalow finished top to bottom. Bright kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar and walkout to backyard. Hardwood and ceramic throughout. Totally finished open basement with rec room, wet bar, bedroom and bathroom. Minutes to Hwy 400 and Go Station. Shows pride of ownership! Call Antero Silva for more information (905) 953-6688.

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399-4638

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236-1871 Governor’s Bridge/Rosedale Enclave-Stunning Renovation, With

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(416)

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Incredible 2 Tiered Ravine-Muskoka In The City! This Home Exudes Pride Of Ownership, Sophistication & Highest Quality Finishes. Prime Executive Setting. Master Bedroom Is Like Being In The Treetops. Nanny’s Quarters With Separate Entrance. Hurry, Don’t Miss Out On This Rare Opportunity - Come See for yourself!

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410-8223

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Office

64 ACRES! 4000 SF EXECUTIVE HOME! Your own “estate” majestically set high on the parcel with beautiful views! Great centre island kitchen w/granite counter, big bkfst bar and open concept to spac. sunken fam rm! Sundrenched solarium! Main flr den! Sep. formal dining rm! 2-storey living rm w/angelstone fpl! Master w/sitting area, full ensuite & large w-in! “Unspoiled” w/o lower level! Oversized decks, triple garage and o/s carport!

236-1871

ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

Broker of Record/Owner

Approx.1620 Sqft Of True Luxury! 2 Bedrooms + Den. Breakfast Area In Kit. Gas Fireplace, Hardwood Floors. Open Balcony. Central Humidifier. 3 Beautiful Bathrooms. Tandem Parking. Huge Locker. This Unit Shows To Perfection! Spectacular Corner Suite. Sw View. Bldg Amenities Incl: Pool, Sauna, Party Rm, 2 Guest Suites, Concierge, Squash Courts & More. For Private Viewing Please Call 905-330-6957 myvirtuallistings.com/VTNB/110363

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(905) (416)

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841-0000 Toronto

410-8223

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$2,350,000

OPEN SAT & SUN FROM 1-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT SALES OFFICE AT 15105 YONGE ST., AURORA 6 quality constructed and elegantly upgraded estate homes from 4,450 SF to 5,670 SF, some with main floor master bedroom! Gated privacy and much more! Stone, stone & stucco or stone & brick exteriors! Amazing attention to detail by renowned builder! Builder finished basement optional!

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(416)

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(416)

236-1871

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$1,299,000

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4

Custom built! Wonderful 4+ bedroom stone home on quiet street and walk to Bloor Subway line! Open concept main floor family room with private den. Gourmet kitchen with walkout to stone patio. Lower level Nanny Suite, Office, recreation room and fitness room. A must see! View the virtual tour at www.kingswaysunnylea.com

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$2,549,900

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HUNTER’S GLEN 5200 SF GEM! PICTURESQUE PRIVACY 2.5 ACRES!

Superb completely renovated estate home in Aurora’s most sought-after estate community! Massive formal living room! 2-storey dining room with fireplace! Updated & upgraded “gourmet” centre island kitchen open to spacious family room & big solarium breakfast area! Sumptuous master with enticing ensuite! Updated baths! Knock-out prof. finished walkout basementt w/rec room with wet bar, custom oak built-ins & home theatre! Oasis backyard with pool, waterfall, hot tub and party room! Sensational!

$989,900

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410-8223

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Toronto

Curb appeal & more! Soaring 9 Ft ceilings. Gleaming hardwood strip floors! Entertaining-sized living room & dining room! Updated kitchen with granite counters! Spacious family room! Above-grade separate entrance 1 bedroom inlaw! Master with inviting ensuite & “his & hers” walk-ins! Prof. finished open concept basement too! Oasis backyard with pool & more! 5 car garage & loads of parking!

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NEWMARKET EDENBRIDGE - HUMBER VALLEY

Rita Auciello

$1,800,000

Rare Offering On 80 Acres Of Northumberland Serenity & Beauty! Panoramic View Of The Hills & The Lake, Unique Opportunity Previously Operated For Over 20Yrs As a Country Inn/Fine Dining Restaurant-This Multi Functional Facilities Ideal Spiritual/Yoga/Wellness/Aruyeha & Rehab Center Perfect For Ashram-Separate Residence On Property-Live In & Run The Bus. Has 14 Dbl Rms, Several Meeting Rms, Banquet Hall & Cozy Restaurant & Much More, 400K Spent On Reno. Underdeveloped Bus. Opp. Gold Mine Ready 2 Be Discoverd-Develop The Licenc. Rest.Banq. Hall-Ideal Venue 4 Dest. Wedd. Church Sport &Company Catered Event.-Unlimit. Potent-Lrg PondGrow Own Food-Zoned 4 Many Uses-Also Golf Cours/Camp Grounds.

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(416)

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37 Rockingham Drive Stunning custom-built home distinguished by handcrafted limestone façade. Beautiful interior finishes with 3 FP, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, splendid family room, inlaw & nanny suites, sauna and more. Outstanding south facing deck. Virtual tour & floor plans at www.37Rockingham.com

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16 Totteridge Road This 4 bedroom 5 bath executive home has it all. Incredible landscaping including a covered patio overlooking the sparkling pool with stone water fall in backyard oasis. Lower level includes separate games, media and recreation rooms. Virtual tour & floor plans at www.16Totteridge.com


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‘Mame’ WHERE: York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Box Office, 416-755-1717 COST: $28 The Civic Light-Opera Company presents the Broadway musical, on stage until June 1. ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ WHERE: Toronto Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St. CONTACT: 1-855-985-2787, www. angelwalk.ca COST: $25 to $45 Angelwalk Theatre and KooGle Theatre Company are bringing the hit Off-Broadway musical to Toronto audiences. On stage until June 2.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: YMCA, 567 Sheppard Ave. E. CONTACT: 416-928-3362 COST: Free All YMCA Health and Fitness Centres in the GTA will be open free. Join in the activities including dance classes, obstacle courses, crafts and more. North York Astros host London City WHEN: 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Esther Shiner Stadium, 5720 Bathurst St. CONTACT: www.northyorkastros.ca/, tickets@northyorkastros.ca COST: Adult (14 and over) $15; youth (3 to 13) $5 Ward 10 Community Bike Ride WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Esther Shiner Stadium, 5720 Bathurst St. CON-

TACT: Councillor James Pasternak, 416-392-1371, www.jamespasternak.ca, councillor_pasternak@ toronto.ca COST: Free Celebrate Toronto Bike Month and ride along the Finch-Hydro Corridor trail through G. Ross Lord Park.

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nant with her first child. “He said, ‘No, I have a neurological problem with my hands,’” Amy recalled of his answer. “I didn’t believe him.” Leo eventually agreed to meet Amy, but it had to be at her place, just the two of them.

“I knew something was wrong,” she said. “He and my step-mom were joined at the hip and went everywhere together.” In January 2009 Leo paid her a visit, his wife Jean dropping him off at Amy’s apartment. To Amy’s surprise,

as her father rounded the corner of the hallway, he was using surgical steel crutches attached to the elbows to help him walk. And though Amy had a dream the night before that her dad had ALS, she never guessed it would be reality.

“I said, what the hell is going on?” she said. “He said, ‘I have ALS.’ I crumbled. I didn’t want to be right about it.” According to ALS Canada, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. People living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis, unable to breathe or swallow. Ten per cent of those affected may live for 10 years or longer. ALS has no known cure or effective treatment yet. Some 2,500 to 3,000 Canadians currently live with the fatal disease. “I didn’t know much about ALS but I knew people didn’t last long with it,” Amy said. “And we had now lost six months because my dad didn’t tell us what was wrong.” Leo, who had limb onset ALS, saw his condition deteriorate quickly. He died in December 2010 at age 64. Though Leo spent six days in hospice care before his death, Amy said her dad remained as active as could be, going on several cruises with Jean and attending a wedding in Poland in the summer of 2010. “I got a call from my stepmother in early December (2010) saying he was now in hospice care in Richmond Hill,” Amy said. “A week before he had been complaining about a bronchial infection but was otherwise fine. My stepmother was his primary care giver, she fed him, bathed him. My dad was proud and didn’t want (health care workers) in the house.” The first two days Leo was in hospice care he was alert and spoke in short sentences, but then his health rapidly declined, Amy said. “I was going to my sister’s after vising him and as soon as I left, he passed,” she said. “I felt guilty I wasn’t there, but maybe he planned it that way, being alone with his wife.” Amy first did the Toronto WALK for ALS in 2009 at Sunnybrook Park by herself, but found it emotionally difficult. She said she is apprehensive about doing the walk alone this year, but will likely participate and has raised $1,000 for the cause. This year’s five-kilometre walk will take place Saturday, June 1 at Earl Bales Park at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue. Registration will be held at 9 a.m., with the walk starting at 10:20 a.m. To register, visit www.als.ca

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Committee backs Ford’s amendment to explore a reduction in councillors DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Mayor Rob Ford’s Executive Committee has voted to look at reducing the number of councillors at the same time as consultants review new ward boundaries. The committee supported an amendment by the mayor, a move that takes Ford a step closer to fulfilling a 2010 election promise to

cut Toronto Council in half, or nearly so. At the meeting, Ford made a passionate case for ignoring city legal advice to allow the ward boundary review to go forward without preconceived direction from politicians. Ford argued federal riding boundaries are likely to add three new ridings in Toronto. And if council continues with the practice of dividing

ridings in two to create city wards, that would increase the number of wards from 44 to 50. “Are we going to go to 50 wards?,” asked Ford. “At the rate we’re going we’re going to have 50 councillors, and you see the problems we have with 44 councillors.” During the election, Ford promised to reduce council to 23. In his motion, he didn’t specify a number of

wards, but when he spoke, he repeatedly referred to 25 councillors as being a workable number. “We have to align ourselves with the provincial and federal government, and 25 councillors can do the job,” said Ford. Councillors on the committee voted for the recommendations, but some worried the move would simply invalidate the pro-

cess. Boundary changes can be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. “You can make hay in some parts of Toronto by running down the idea of having a good number of members of council,” said Parkdale-High Park Councillor Gord Perks. “The actual evidence is that if you jump on that bandwagon you’re going to wind up wasting money.

We should do this right, be thoughtful about it, and have a traceable public participation program that ensures the people who are actually in charge have a strong, clear voice.” The matter will go to the June meeting of Toronto Council. What do you think? Should Toronto Council reduce the number of councillors it has? Email nym@insidetoronto.com

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Patches an affectionate, friendly dog looking for new home Patches was surrendered to a shelter by his owners when he was two years old. He had been overlooked by adopters for more than a year when an outreach email was distributed to numerous dog rescues in an effort to spring Patches from the shelter. His picture and story touched the volunteers at Collie Rescue Network and although Patches doesn’t remotely resemble a collie dog, the rescue extended its reach and took the dog into its program. A mix of foxhound, terrier and whippet, Patches weighs just under 40 pounds and is described as medium-energy, a true gentleman, albeit an extreme squirrel chaser. He is housetrained, not destructive when left alone and only barks when strangers come to the door. He’s a little timid of new people, especially men and children, and will back away when frightened; with people he has become

lorraine houston critter chatter familiar with he is affectionate and loves to cuddle. Patches is good with other dogs, both small and large, and is currently in a foster home with cats. He would be best suited to a home in a rural or suburban area as loud downtown city traffic and crowds are overwhelming and intimidating for Patches. His foster mom feels that a home without small children would be best. If you are interested in more information or adopting Patches, contact Collie Rescue Network at rescue@ collierescuenetwork.com or visit www.collierescuenetwork.com friendly felines Angelo and Simone are both about five years old and altered. Sadly, their owner is not able to keep

them due to a health and relocation situation. This bonded pair is described as playful, active and clean. Simone is social and often joins her owner when company comes over and takes her place on a chair to sit and chat while Angelo prefers to check out newcomers first before deciding to socialize. Their box full of toys keeps Simone busy as she scatters them everywhere each day while amusing herself with her favourites. They can often be seen grooming each other. Angelo and Simone are indoor cats who are goodnatured and affectionate. If you are interested in fostering or adopting these two friendly felines, contact Carolyn from C4P Animal Rescue at 416-291-2364. Lorraine Houston is director of Speaking of Dogs, an organization devoted to education, outreach and rescue. Her column appears the last Thursday of every month. Contact her at lhh4dogs@rogers.com

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Ford opposes Metrolinx transit funding options

DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Mayor Rob Ford is no fan of Metrolinx’s suite of revenue tools. On Tuesday evening, after a daylong Executive Committee meeting, Ford invited reporters and cameras into his office to make sure that was perfectly clear. “It’s no secret that I’ve been fight-

They call them revenue tools, but we all know it’s a fancy name for taxes. – Mayor Rob Ford

ing for new subway lines for the City of Toronto from Day One,” he said. “I support developing new rapid transit, and streetcars are not rapid

transit. What I do not support is the province’s plan to slap new taxes on the backs of Ontarians. They call them revenue tools, but we all know it’s a fancy name for taxes.” Ford referred to the recent debate at council, which took place against his will, that nevertheless rejected all options for revenue tools and demanded the province fund two new, unplanned subway lines. “Toronto Council took a firm

position last month – they stood beside me and said no to these new taxes,” said Ford, who had hoped to forestall the debate on revenue tools until Tuesday’s meeting of the Executive Committee. “Yet the province is moving ahead without consulting the public, with a plan to hit Toronto families for taxes that will cost $500 to $1,000 a year if not more.” Ford said the provincial govern-

ment should “lead by example” and deal with its own deficit before discussing new taxes. “Until the premier exhausts all other options available to her I will not support any of these new taxes on the residents of Toronto who are telling me, we just can’t afford it.” Follow Mirror reporter David Nickle on Twitter: @DavidNickle

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PRICES ARE PLUS TAXES ONLY. NO CHARGE LIFETIME MAINTENANCE PACKAGE APPLIES ONLY TO ORIGINAL OWNERS. **4.99% IS A VARIABLE RATE. VEHICLES MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. *SIRIUS OR XM RADIOS FACTORY EQUIPPED USED VEHICLES GET A 3 MONTH FREE TRAIL. EXAMPLE: $10,000 FINANCED AT 5.99% OVER 60 MONTHS - INTEREST WOULD BE $1,604.40. †1.99% APR FINANCING IS AVAILABLE IN LIEU OF DISCOUNTING ON SALE PRICE FOR A MAXIMUM FINANCING OF $10,000.. ††3 MONTHS OR 5000KMS WARRANTY VEHICLE TO BE NO MORE THAN 8 MODEL YEARS OLD OR HAVE MORE THAN 96,000KMS.

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PERFECT LOT TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME $699,000 This home with lot of 50 feet frontage is situated in a prime area near Bathurst south of Sheppard in a fantastic neighborhood, within Walking distance to Transportation, shopping and all amenities. It is an ideal lot to build your home. Must be seen.

75 WELDRICK

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BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE ONLY $299,900 This beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse near Yonge/Weldrick shows extremely well and is spotless. It has hardwood floors, very open concept floor plan, Extra large balcony, All the rooms are on main floor. This unit has direct access to the lower level garage and parking. It is conveniently situated near Yonge, shopping, schools, library and all amenities.

7 BISHOP

GORGEOUS CONDO IN YONGE/FINCH AREA $272,000 DIRECT ACCESS TO SUBWAY

This beautiful bright 1+1 bedroom condo is conveniently located on Yonge and subway, and is close to shopping, finest schools and all amenities. It is absolutely spotless and freshly painted. It also features newer ceramic floors, great views, solarium could be used as 2nd bedroom. It includes: 1 parking and 1 locker, and has great facilities, indoor pool, 24 hours security and concierge, won’t last, call today.

JUST MOVE IN OR BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME $1,399,000 PREMIUM LOT (LARGEST ON THE STREET)

This beautiful 3 bedroom bungalow near Yonge/North of Finch is situated on a huge private pie shaped lot of over 10,200 sqft of land in a quiet court. It features a very large backyard with beautiful perennial gardens, a partially finished basement, hardwood floors and new roof. This home is located in the heart of North York, perfect for builders to build a new home on this large and unique property or just move in to this spotless home. Must be seen to be appreciated.

111 SHEPPARD WEST

BEAUTIFUL LARGE 3 BEDROOM CORNER PENTHOUSE $799,000

Just listed This beautiful upper penthouse corner unit that shows to absolute perfection. It features 2000 sqft of luxury and class, a great open concept floor plan, 10’ceilings, moldings, large balcony, breathtaking unobstructed views from all windows, hardwood floors, kitchen with granite counter top and stainless steel appliances, 3 upgraded bathrooms, 2 parkings, one locker and, indoor pool. Fabulous deal.

INCREDIBLE INVESTMENT $1,999,900

Huge property with a solid bungalow only 135 km from 401/404 with 670 acres of land, having 4 km frontage on highway with private lakes. Zoned EP and RU residential, good resource development or trail park. Fantastic opportunity.

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE $2200 PER MONTH Fabulous office space in the heart of North York on Sheppard Ave. Just steps with Subway. Available Immediately.

This property is situated just 40 kilometers north of Toronto. It is situated on a premium corner lot in the most desirable area by developers. It has 3 road frontages, including HWY 400 frontage. Best development potential.

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101 ACRES OF LAND FABULOUS INVESTMENT $2,550,000

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