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In fact, the city just celebrated the grand opening of its latest outdoor facility last weekend at Greenwood hile the city of Toronto and Dundas streets in the east end. has managed to add very The $3.4-million facility is being little indoor ice over the billed as Toronto’s first and only past few decades, private enterprise outdoor covered rink and skating seems to be filling the gap. path. “We have enough ice, barely,” said Last year, a new outdoor arena was John Gardner, Toronto’s longtime volbuilt in Cedarvale Park, behind Phil unteer president of White Arena. the Greater Toronto “That place is used Hockey League like crazy – the out(GTHL). door one,” said Joe The league is basiMihevc, councillor cally the umbrella for Ward 21 (St. Paul’s organization for boys’ West). TO CALL THEIR hockey in Toronto The city has also and some adjacent poured $2.4 million municipalities, with into a complete overabout 40,000 memhaul and realignment bers split between of the twin outdoor house league, select rinks at Dieppe Park a n d c o m p e t i t i v e What’s your experience been in East York, includlevels. with your family and ice times ing “new refrigeration “It (membership) is / fees in the city? Email us at equipment, two new down a bit this year in pads, renovation of the nym@insidetoronto.com both the house league adjacent building, and and the GTHL (coma new storage shed,” petitive) teams,” he said from the said Mary Fragedakis, councillor for GTHL offices, at 265 Rimrock Rd., Ward 29 (Toronto-Danforth). in North York. “I am also pleased the city recreation programs at our outdoor rinks What is going up, however, is the are free.” cost to use the ice. Gardner said his league is defiIndoors, of course, as Gardner nitely impacted by higher fees. observed, the ice is definitely not free “You know, I was once assured by and, he added, “They keep jacking parks and recreation that (Toronto) (it) three per cent a year. “ was not going to go to user pay,” he For his huge group, that means said. “Well, they sure as heck are for “municipal ice you’re talking going to user pay and they have been. approximately a mean average of And what they’re doing is raising the $200 an hour, a little bit more...It’s price on kids’ hockey – and the kids gone up tremendously. It’s getting are primarily the biggest users – and ridiculous.” the kids can’t vote, they have no say Private rinks, of course, have to in the situation.” charge even more – “usually about On the other hand, while the city $100 more,” Gardner said. has been lagging with its indoor ice, “But there’s a reason for this,” he it does actually serve up plenty of ice explained. “The problem is that the at its outdoor pads for both pleasure city rinks don’t have to pay municipal skaters and shinny players – all for taxes on their own rinks whereas the free and artificially chilled so only privately owned ones get charged the stormy weather need keep users same as a motor parts company or off. a manufacturing company.”

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INDOOR ICE ◗ Amesbury Arena, 155 Culford Rd. ◗ Angela James Arena, named after one of Canada’s best female hockey players, 165 Grenoble Dr. ◗ Baycrest Arena (founded in 1970), 160 Neptune Dr. ◗ Bayview Arena (founded in 1967), 3230 Bayview Ave. ◗ Canlan Ice Sports - Victoria Park, 3552 Victoria Park Ave. ◗ Canlan Ice Sports - York University, 989 Murray Ross

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Buckingham Sports Properties vice-president John Cook shows off the main ice pad at the Downsview Park facility on Friday. On the cover: George Bell Titans players peek over the boards at George Bell Arena. (photo/ Peter C. McCusker)

What (the city is) doing is raising the price on kids’ hockey...and the kids can’t vote, they have no say in the situation. – John Gardner, president, GTHL

The other obvious difference is private rinks do, at the end of the day, have to make a profit. And arenas are not cheap to build or run. Buckingham Sports Properties, one of two major private players in Toronto (the other being Canlan Ice Sports), quietly opened up the Buckingham Arena fourplex in the fall in the bustling new sports centre at Downsview Park, which

also includes the MLSE’s new training facility for Toronto FC as well as the Hoop Dome. “The biggest investments have been from MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment) in opening up the soccer academy for Toronto FC and our investment of opening up a four-rink hockey complex,” said John Cook, vice-president of Buckingham, which already operates Chesswood Arenas in North York and Westwood Arenas in Etobicoke (four- and fivepad facilities, respectively). “So we’re very excited that in the vision for the sports part of this park we’re able to provide facilities (indoor ice pads) that cities just don’t have the capital monies to spend anymore on large facilities like this. “And hopefully the city sees the

value in our complexes because my largest expense, as John Gardner (mentioned), is probably taxes. We pay very high property taxes and at the end of the day we’re competing against the municipality selling the ice.” On the other hand, Cook said his company recognizes the contribution of public facilities, whether outdoor or indoor. “Those municipal rinks are the ones that are building the foundation for later-on years when the more competitive GTHL teams need facilities like ours, and then of course for adults to continue playing hockey.”

WHERE TO LACE UP IN NORTH YORK Parkway. ◗ Carnegie Centennial Arena, 580 Finch Ave. W. ◗ Cummer Park Arena, 6000 Leslie St. ◗ Don Mills Arena, 1030 Don Mills Rd. ◗ Downsview Arena, 1633 Wilson Ave. ◗ Fenside Arena, 30 Slidell Cr. ◗ Future Stars Arena, 1107 Finch Ave. W. ◗ Chesswood Arena, four rinks, 4000 Chesswood Dr.

◗ Gord and Irene Risk Community Centre Ice Skating rink (founded in 1991), 2650 Finch Ave. W. ◗ Goulding Arena, 45 Goulding Ave. ◗ Grandravine Arena, 23 Grandravine Dr. ◗ Habitant Arena, 3383 Weston Rd. ◗ John Booth Memorial Arena, 230 Gosford Blvd. ◗ Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena, 340 Chaplin Cr.

◗ Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave. ◗ Pleasantview Arena, 545 Van Horne Ave. ◗ Roding Arena, 600 Roding St. ◗ Rinx Arena, 65 Orfus Rd. ◗ Seneca College Sport Centre, 1750 Finch Ave. E. ◗ The Hangar at Downsview Park, 1-35 Carl Hall Rd. ◗ Victoria Village Arena, 190 Bermondsey Rd.

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◗ York Mills Arena, 2539 Bayview Ave. OUTDOOR ICE ◗ Broadlands rink, 19 Castlegrove Blvd. ◗ Fountainhead rink, 445 Sentinel Rd. ◗ Glen Long rink, 35 Glen Long Ave. ◗ Irving W. Chapling rink, 205 Wilmington Ave. ◗ Ledbury rink, 146 Ledbury St. ◗ Mel Lastman Square rink, 5100 Yonge St. ◗ Otter Creek Rink, 140 Cheritan Ave. For a complete list, visit bit. ly/1jCcHYQ


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he increasing demand for the necessary funds for ice time is a serious, ongoing challenge in Toronto. In this month’s feature, we looked at the rising cost of ice time in the city. With Toronto facing its own budget limitations, funds are scarce for new capital projects such as indoor arenas, which would help meet additional needs. Newer facilities, such as the Buckingham Arena complex at Downsview Park, tend to be built and operated by the private sector – and that ice time is even more costly. But we are seeing municipal funds going toward smaller, outdoor projects. The good news is that there is growth in the city’s free outdoor ice offerings – the latest being the $3.4-million at Greenwood and Dundas our view facility streets that opened last weekend. Last year, an outdoor rink Outdoor opened at Cedarvale Park in York. Renovations for a twin outdoor projects pad at Dieppe Park in East York encouraging are nearly complete. So what needs to be done? Access to recreation is a smart community investment. Of potential concern is a recent survey conducted of 1,011 Canadian parents by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC that showed 60 per cent of respondents named “cost of equipment and instruction” as a top-three barrier to learning how to skate, while 46 per cent named “access of ice” as another top-three barrier. In order to ensure optimal access, we encourage the continued development, funding and maintenance of these outdoor projects in local neighbourhoods. As for the thornier issue of indoor ice it’s a contentious one, one that sees alternating pressure on user fees and property tax hikes to help pay the bills. Budget deliberations kicked off this week and councillors are grappling with the cost pressures of a multi-billion-dollar budget, where they are tasked with finding efficiencies, maintaining existing service levels and dedicating money for new projects such as the Scarborough subway – all while keeping any tax increase to a minimum. It’s a tall order. In one respect, indoor ice time is no different than other public services such as transit. We will get what we pay for and what we deem to be a priority.

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udging by all the congestion and the accompanying honking out there it’s clear not everybody has gotten around to winterizing yet. If you’re one of the procrastinators, all I can say is: tsk, tsk, shame on you. That preparation should be done in early November, long before the temperatures began dropping. Oh well, better late than never. Here’s a quick winterizing checklist.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY is the perfect time for your annual checkup with your physician. 3. Tank. Make sure it’s never less than half full. An empty stomach increases your susceptibility to chills in sub-zero weather.

1. Engine. This should be job one. Idling and stalling in frigid temperatures can lead to frostbite. So get that fitness club or yoga studio membership, pronto. You’ve got to keep your motor running at all times, of course, but during such conditions it’s of the utmost importance.

4. Fluids. Regularly topping up your fluids is essential this time of year. Were talking hot chocolate, soup, broth, hot chocolate. Coffee, espresso, hot chocolate. Apple cider, buttered rum, hot chocolate. Hot toddy, hot chocolate, hot chocolate. Did I mention hot chocolate?

2. Battery. Have it inspected. Plan on making it a regular habit, going forward. November

5. Wipers. Replace old wipers. We get more sniffles during late fall and winter than

any other time. So get new wipers regularly. I’m as environmentally conscious as the next guy, but I draw the line when it comes to recycling used tissues. 6. Insulation. Proper insulation is a must. Turtlenecks, long johns, boots, mittens, scarves and toques are highly recommended. But don’t put them all on too early. You need to gradually increase your winter attire as the temperatures decline.

already bitter cold is exacerbated by a blustery wind blowing in your face, music is a wonderful distraction. 9. Keep an emergency kit with you at all times. This should include at least one, if not all, of the following: Hot chocolate, soup, broth, hot chocolate. Coffee, espresso, hot chocolate. Apple cider, buttered rum, hot chocolate. Hot toddy, hot chocolate, hot chocolate. Did I mention hot chocolate?

7. Thermometer. It needs adjusting immediately. Convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit and watch those negative temperatures magically disappear.

10. And above all? I can’t emphasize this enough. Please make sure to ALWAYS carry a cellphone with you wherever you go. Oops. What’s that doing in the list? Like anybody has to be reminded to do that.

8. Get a tune-up. I’m not a big fan of iPods and headphones, but if you’re stuck outside waiting for bus or streetcar for a long period when an

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Harm Reduction In Prison Workshop WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Unison - Lawrence Heights site, 12 Flemington Rd. CONTACT: 416-338-7600, , publichealth@ toronto.ca COST: Free Call to register. Educational and Support Group About Community Resources WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Bathurst-Finch Community Hub, 540 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Anna Siciliano, 416-635-2900, ext. 462 COST: Free Shabbat Chanukkah WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: 416-487-3281, www.templesinai.net, programs@ templesinai.net COST: Free

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Agricola Christmas Bazaar WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. CONTACT: Maarit Tuomikoski, 416 489-7600, agricola@rogers.com COST: Free

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Meet Mel B at the Canadian Premiere of ‘The Twelve Trees of Christmas’ WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: mcruz@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Melanie B (Spice Girls, America’s Got Talent), costars in this holiday story about a young librarian who saves an inner city library from demolition. She is scheduled to make a appearance for an interview and autographs. This is a ticketed event; visit https://twelve-trees-of-christmas.eventbrite.ca Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www. northyorkmirror.com. Read weeks of listings from your North York neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto. Strengthening Our Community: Latin WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Jude Catholic School, 3251 Weston Rd. CONTACT: Alexzandra, 416-3194841 COST: Free Free lunch and child minding. Raffle and prizes. Call to register.

the Philippines WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: VAT Activity Room, 3585 Keele St. CONTACT: Hung Ton, 416-567-3625 COST: $30 The Vietnamese Association Toronto presents two shows of the awardwinning documentary ‘Bolinao 52’.

Holiday Bazaar WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Cherokee Public School, 390 Cherokee Blvd. CONTACT: Nesrin Berrak, berraknesrin@gmail.com COST: Free

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New Canadian Youth program WHEN: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Oriole Community Centre, Gallery Room, 2975 Don Mills Rd. CONTACT: Bryan Cando, 416-990-7809 COST: Free For youth aged 13 to 18 who have

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Canada Lands Company is pleased to invite you to an information session regarding the Downsview lands. Join us to learn about Canada Lands, what it does and how it operates, as well as receive information regarding business activities taking place on the lands. There will also be an interactive discussion about the consultation process that Canada Lands will convene in the new year. The Warehouse Event Venue 2 - 35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, ON, M3K 2B6 Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. The evening will conclude at 9:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Because we expect a lot of interest in this meeting, please RSVP to let us know you’re coming at rsvp.downsviewpark.ca

been in Canada less than three years, and who need 40 Community Service hours. Every Tuesday. Memorial Christmas Music and Art Fest WHEN: 7:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic Secondary School, 1440 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Sharon Niedens, 416-393-5527 COST: Free Concert will feature the Governor General’s Horseguards Band with performances by the James McGuigan C.H.S. Concert Band, Junior Band and Jazz Band, Epiphany of Our Lord C.S. and St. Aidan C.S. Strings. Student art will be on display.

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Feminist Book Discussion Group WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library, Room 2, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Diane Meaghan, 416-509-5508, diane. meaghan@utoronto.ca COST: Free Today: ‘I Feel Great About My Hands: and other unexpected joys of aging’ by Shari Graydon. Toronto Scrabble Club WHEN: 6:15 to 9:45 p.m. WHERE: Earl Bales Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St. CONTACT: John Chew, 416-876-7675, torontoscrabbleclub. com COST: $4

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Bridge / Euchre WHEN: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Blessed Trinity Card Club, 3220 Bayview Ave. CONTACT: Jack Kyte, 416-225-9735, johnkyte@rogers.com COST: $1 Movie: ‘La Traviata’ (1982) WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Barbara Frum Library branch, 20 Covington Rd. CONTACT: 416-395-5440 COST: Free Victoria Village Branch Adult Book Club WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m., or 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Victoria Village Library branch, 184 Sloane Ave CONTACT: 416-395-5950 COST: Free Registration required.

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T h e C i v i c L i g h t - Op e ra Company is staging the heartwarming musical Oliver! Dec. 11 to 22 at Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. Order tickets online at http://civiclightoperacompany.com/oliver_13.html or call the box office between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. at 416-7551717.

Hanukkah through music wCelebrate exhibit puts spotlight on Tibet wPainting A celebration of Hanukkah melodies will be held Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Beth Torah Congregation, 47 Glenbrook Ave. The concert features Resa’s Pieces Concert Band as well as Beth Torah’s Children’s Choir. The cost is $5 with advance RSVP, or $15 for a family at the door. RSVP to rsvp@bethtorah.ca

Snowland: Tibetan Pasts and Futures is an exhibit of paintings by Khydup Gyatso at North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. Dec. 1 to 31. The paintings represent both traditional and the modern Tibet themes: Buddhism, compassion, justice and equality. Visit www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

generations of artists stage exhibit wThree An art exhibit called Three Generations features works by Anne Isabelle McQuire Swartz, Courtlandt Swartz and James C. Swartz. The exhibit will be held at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W., from Dec. 5 to Jan. 6. The opening reception is Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.carriergallery. com Children’s Chorus in concert wBach

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Students at St. Robert Catholic School prepare Tuesday to perform at their ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ Typhoon Haiyan relief concert set for this Friday.

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Concert proceeds go to victims of Typhoon Haiyan >>>from page 1 out when tragic events take place,” Magtibay added. Local dignitaries are expected to attend as well as residents who are invited to hear songs and see dances performed by students. With about 30 per cent of the school’s population being Filipino, the concert has extra significance for many within the St. Robert school community. Grade 8 students Clarize Mascarinas and Cenica Ace have family members in the Philippines who have been impacted by the natural disaster, believed to have killed more than 5,000 people; more than 1,600 are missing. In Clarize’s home province of Bohol, where her aunts, uncles, grandparents and closest friends live, she’s heard that some

areas still don’t have electricity restored. Cenica, who moved to Canada in June, said her cousins don’t have much food and fresh water. Both girls will be singing a duet together called “Bayan Ko”, which translates to “My Country,” a patriotic song that expresses love for their native land. Clarize, who described herself as very shy when first arriving in Canada one-and-a-half years ago, said she’s now eager to perform, especially for a good cause. “Now I’m dedicated and helping my country,” Clarize said. Tickets are $10 with the money raised going to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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the working poor. That’s why we keep having to reach out to make sure people have something for the holidays and into winter. People are really facing tough choices out there. Sixty per cent of our clients report they skip a meal to pay for monthly bills.” NYHFB is the primary food bank in northern Toronto, distributing non-perishable items to 60 community pro-

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The North York Mirror looks at the changing trends and demographics in its local neighbourhoods. Data courtesy Statistics Canada via the City of Toronto.

This week: Englemount-Lawrence

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Englemount-Lawrence: Population (2011): 22,100

Languages Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) is the most common non-official language in Englemount-Lawrence. In the 2011 census, 8.9 per cent of residents listed Tagalog as their Mother Tongue, and 6.1 per cent listed Tagalog as their Home Language. Spanish and Russian are also common.

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1. English 2. Tagalog (Filipino, Pilipino) 3. Spanish 4= Russian 4= Yiddish 6. Italian 7. Hungarian 8. Portuguese 9. Somali 10. Hebrew

1. English 2. Tagalog (Filipino, Pilipino) 3. Russian 4. Spanish 5. Italian 6. Hungarian 7. Portuguese 8. Somali 9. Yiddish 10. Persian (Farsi)

City context A comparison of a neighbourhood statistic with its Toronto equivalent

AGE GROUPS “Children” refers to those members of the community aged 0-14. In the 2011 census, the percentage of people in EnglemountLawrence who are Children was 22 per cent. That number is 15 per cent in all of Toronto.

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+348% +4.1% Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Englemount-Lawrence listing Tagalog as their Home Language more than quadrupled (290 to 1,300).

While the population total in Englemount-Lawrence dipped slightly between 2001 and 2006, that figure rebounded somewhat, growing by 4.1 per cent between 2006 and 2011.

+15.6% -1.9% Between 2001 and 2011, the age group that experienced the largest percentage increase to its numbers was Youth (age 15-24): 15.6 per cent.

+10.1% The population of EnglemountLawrence increased by 10.1 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

Of the four age groups (Children, Youth, Working Age, Seniors), only Seniors (65+) experienced a population drop between 2006 and 2011: 1.9 per cent. The neighbourhood’s population increased 4.8 per cent.

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community A North York resident-led group is holding its fourth annual Interfaith Community Memorial on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Monsignor Fraser College, 45 Norfinch Dr., to remember those lost to gun violence and other tragedies. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with a light dinner, is Saturday hosted by Out Of Bounds, an initiative led by local residents that focuses on empowering community members who are witnesses or connected to those killed by gun violence. Personal stories will be shared at the memorial as well as a candle presentation and special songs. For more information, call Rev. Sky at 647-724-5114, email skysstarr@yahoo.ca or visit www.outofboundsjf.org

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LHIN appoints two new directors wcentral

The Central Local Health Integration Network, which oversees health care planning in North York and York north to Lake Simcoe, has two new members on its board of directors. Sally Young is a certified management accountant. She has also served on the board of governors at Scarborough General Hospital. Audrey Wubbenhorst is a director on the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. She is the former chair of Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter where she served a fiveyear term.

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Homes announced their jointventure partnership this week to build the Downsview Park community. The project is a “63-acre master-planned community” consisting of 487 common element and stacked townhomes, 29 single-family homes and about 550 midrise apartment units. The homes are being designed and built to LEED sustainability and energy efficiency standards. For more information, visit www.mattamyhomes.com or urbancorp.com Two charged in robbery attempt Two men have been arrested after a cellphone robbery attempt in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area Nov. 4. Police said two men approached a woman on a subway car and one tried to grab the phone from her hand. The woman sustained minor injuries. The cellphone was not taken. Rashawn Roberts, 18, and Keon Alexander, 23, both of Toronto, have been charged. Police believe there may be more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-8083200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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TTC riders received an early holiday gift this week when a wireless Internet service made its debut at two subway stations. As of Monday, it was possible for riders to surf the web, check email and post on social media while waiting for a train thanks to Wi-Fi connections at Bloor-Yonge and St. George stations. Early feedback from the Monday launch was largely positive, though some users reported not being able to access certain applications on their smart phones and tablets. The service is limited to subway platforms and within the station, and cellphone use is unavailable since none of the Big Three telecoms – Rogers, Bell and Telus – are involved with the service.

TO in TRANSIT dilapidated Dufferin Street bridge. Beginning late night on Saturday, GO train service will stop along the Lakeshore West corridor and will not resume until Monday at 5 a.m. so city work crews can tear down the bridge spanning the tracks south of Springhurst Avenue, which was deemed unsafe in the summer. The eight-month project is expected to be completed in February and will see the old bridge replaced by temporary crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists as well as car traffic. A permanent replacement for the Dufferin bridge is set to begin construction in 2016. For more information, visit www.gotransit.ca

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ayor Rob Ford may have been politically neutered by his colleagues on Toronto Council, but on Monday, he was anxious to prove he’s no gelding. That was when city staff unveiled their proposed 2014 operating and capital budgets. These are enormously complex documents, but here are some of the basics: property taxes will go up 2.5 per cent for homeowners, and that figure includes a 0.5 per cent special levy to pay for a subway in Scarborough. The Land Transfer Tax, estimated to bring in $335 million, will stay at the same rate as it was in 2013. Now these are not the basics as Ford had explained them. He has been dining out these past 11 months on a promise of a tax increase of no more than 1.75 per cent in 2014, and a 10 per cent cut to the Land Transfer Tax. When Toronto Council approved the idea of a 0.5 per cent property tax levy to pay for nearly a billion dollars in city costs for the Scarborough

david nickle the city subway, Ford said that amount would be rolled into the 1.75 per cent increase. No one agreed with the mayor on this strategy except his brother, Councillor Doug Ford. But that didn’t stop the mayor and the rhetorical bulldozer he brought to budget committee. The budget, he said, was an example of what happens when you take mayoral powers away from a guy like him. Joe Pennachetti, the city manager, had told Ford it would be possible to cut the Land Transfer Tax and deliver a 1.75 per cent property tax increase, subway included. The “gravy train” is up and running again, he said, just days after council had so cruelly and undemocratically stripped him of his powers. It was a bravura performance, ably supported by Doug Ford. It, of course, had little to do with the facts. Pennachetti was quick

to say he had never told the mayor that cutting the Land Transfer Tax was possible. Chief financial officer Rob Rossini pointed out later that the 0.5 per cent subway levy could not be rolled into the property tax increase for other services, because council had twice directed that no monies dedicated to other services be transferred to the subway. As an aside, the Ford brothers’ assertion they’ve saved $1 billion over the term is also bogus. In terms of actual cuts to city spending, the number is closer to $350 million. The city manager would put the savings just shy of $800 million, by factoring things like better-than-expected performance of city bonds and favourable labour agreements. But cuts in spending? $350 million. So this is how it’s going to be for the rest of the term: untruths, half-truths, and innuendo, bundled up in rhetorical flourishes from three years ago.

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ulie Robbins was bubbly, athletic, popular and known for helping others. But she suffered from depression. “We always did treat it as an illness,” said her mother Elaine. “I encouraged Julie to speak freely of it because it was an illness.” Despite medication, counselling and support from her family, Julie lost her battle with depression while at university, shortly after she turned 21. Tana Nash, president of the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention, encourages everyone to discuss mental illness and thoughts of suicide. “It’s OK to talk to somebody,” Nash said. “Break down the myth that asking

about it will plant the seed.” Thoughts of suicide are less about wanting to die and more about feeling hopeless, and the fear and shame associated with those feelings can isolate and prevent someone from getting help. Asking a loved one whether they are considering suicide will not plant the idea, but create an opportunity to talk about other options, reduce risk and save lives. Nash said while a person considering suicide often won’t say so, subtle hints, such as crying, unkempt appearance, withdrawal, giving away possessions, declarations of hopelessness, despair, anger, numbness or sharing stories of traumatic experiences can be some of the invitations to talk. And if someone admits to considering suicide, listen with empathy and understanding, while offering to help find crisis intervention or

counselling resources to keep them safe. A person with thoughts of suicide should never be left alone. Nash, who has lost her grandmother and sister to suicide, said the majority of suicides are linked to mental health problems, and are preventable. “It’s the 10th leading cause of death in Canada and we need to do something about it,” she said. “We are losing way too many people every year to a preventable death.” That prevention, she said, is everyone’s responsibility. “We need to work together to learn more as neighbours, co-workers and friends,” she said. Help can include medication, counselling, nutrition or sleep, as well as coping strategies or communication training. Nash admitted that talking about emotions can be challenging because it opens up vulnerabilities. But mental illness is not like a broken arm, easily identified by others and fixed in a hospital emer-

gency department. “We have to learn how to talk about our emotions and communicate those feelings so we can get the better help we need,” she said.

After I hung up the phone, a light went on in my head and I said to my husband, ‘Oh my God, that was a goodbye phone call’. – Elaine Robbins

And preventing suicide can also prevent the enduring pain felt by the family or community left behind. “It’s heartache like no other kind of grief because of all the questions that come up and those feelings connected to losing someone,” Nash said. Julie’s mother, Elaine, said the death of a friend in her daughter’s final year at Gravenhurst High School triggered her depression.

Julie was taking medication and undergoing counselling by the time she enrolled in Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. She came home several times that September, including for her 21st birthday spent with family, friends and her boyfriend. She seemed to be managing. Ever ything changed by Thanksgiving. Julie told her mom she wanted to return home. She agreed to continue university through distance education courses. She left her parents on Thanksgiving Monday. Julie called her parents that evening and something about the conversation unsettled her mother. “After I hung up the phone, a light went on in my head and I said to my husband, ‘Oh, my God, that was a goodbye phone call,’” Elaine said. Her husband, Dave, then called Julie. It was too late. Julie ended up in hospital on life support because of an overdose. She suffered cardiac arrest and >>>REPRESSING, page 25


Repressing emotions can inhibit the grieving process >>>from page 24 The secrecy that suicide is often had too many drugs in her system shrouded in makes it all the more to recover. She died before her difficult to cope with. mother was able to make it to her “And if we keep things secret, bedside. then they only fester,” Bechthold “When we walked into the hospisaid. “They are wounds that will tal, we didn’t know she was gone,” not heal.” said Elaine. “We were informed The grieving process related to when we arrived.” suicide can also be intense because Elaine, usually quick to tears, slid of the trauma caused by the shock down the corridor wall and crouched of the loss. into a ball. Bechthold said grief is a circular process that can include waves of She didn’t cry. guilt, fear, denial, anger, despair, “I was in shock,” Elaine said. She said her family experienced a numbness, sadness and resolution deep sorrow after Julie’s death. The for an indeterminate amount of family’s grief has subsided over the time. past decade, but the pain will always Those grieving need to reach out remain. for help to get them She encourages through it. parents with children “People who get Embrace (grief), stuck battling depression in grief, their reach out and get the lives really do kind to get them help, whether through a resources you need of stop,” she said. family physician or “They’re stuck in to move through it. the grief process, in counselling. And for those who You’re going to be a bitterness or pain or have lost a child, stronger person on sadness.” And that grief can she urges them to the other side. lead to other forms embrace their emotions and talk. of depression and – Marie-Louise Bechthold, “It’s very helpful to physical harm, such executive director, Meeting Place Centre for talk to someone who as alcoholism, drug Healing and Growth has walked the road addiction or obesity, that you’re about to she said. walk,” she said. “Those addictions are really a Some days, the only way to cope slow form of suicide and they affect with the loss is to weep or scream. everyone in a family as well.” “Go ahead and do it,” she said. Grief though, in its many forms, “Feel whatever you’re feeling. Don’t cannot be rushed. squash it and make yourself sick.” “Human beings, particularly Elaine said she heard and saw Julie North Americans, seem to, in our for a long time after her death. very privileged state, think we should “Some people thought I was not have to grieve. There should be a pill or something that we can loony, but I didn’t care. I wasn’t going to extinguish her presence shortcut grief,” Bechthold said. if I felt it because it meant a lot to “Unfortunately, there isn’t.” me,” she said. No one fully heals by pushing Marie-Louise Bechthold, execugrief aside, she said. tive director for the Meeting Place “Embrace it, reach out and get Centre for Healing and Growth in the resources you need to move Muskoka, said some try to push through it,” she said. “You’re going aside grief, a necessary part of the to be a healthier, stronger person on the other side.” healing process.

Inspiring chef loved spending time in Muskoka elaborate dinners.” “That was happiness for him, to be able to create this great meal that he could eat, and that others could enjoy,” she said. Daniel also loved ne thing Daniel Muskoka. Originally Keane loved to from Milton, Keane do was cook. said the family spent “He became a very every summer and holiaccomplished chef,” Daniel Keane day since 1999 at the said his mom, Lynn Keane. cottage on Joe River, but for She said growing up, her son had a Daniel the cottage was sacred. lot of food allergies, and was limited “It was where he was most conin choices. tent,” she said. “As a result he became obsessed As a student in the summer of with the Food Network, and learned 2007, Daniel started a small business, how to create these wonderfully Cottage Concierge, in Muskoka. The loved ones of Daniel Keane share his story in the hopes that his lost life is never forgotten and can inspire the change needed to avoid further preventable deaths in Ontario.

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Daniel liked music and his love of the Tragically Hip rubbed off on his family. “We travelled all over the place to see them,” Keane said. The first time Keane saw the Hip was in Bala with Daniel. “It was incredible to experience this moment together,” she said. On April 28, 2009, Daniel committed suicide at the cottage. He was 23 years old. This summer, Keane had the opportunity to meet Hip lead singer Gord Downie, and she told him about Daniel. After his set they spoke again. “He said, ‘Thank you for telling me about Daniel. I played harder because of him,’” she said. - By Laura Finney

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Make sure to keep the discussion alive This concludes our three-part series on suicide among young people in Ontario. Our goal has been to provide some compelling case studies of youth in need, some signs for parents to watch for and some hope for the future of our youth. Simply put, we’ve learned through our discussions with experts, our discussions with parents of youth who have committed suicide, and others who have lived through the darkness and realize there is a bright future, and we hope you have, too. We’ve learned that this topic kept in a closet will not be fixed. We’ve learned that there are many, many people and agencies poised to help

a troubled teen, a parent in need, or surviving family members who need to cope with a tragedy. We encourage you to keep the discussion alive. As parents, friends and mentors we encourage you to keep abreast of your teen’s activities and build deep relationships with those you love. In a perfect world we’d love to eradicate the stories of pain and see them replaced with stories of hope. Every time.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK If you have a story to share about youth suicide or an opinion on our series, please feel free to share it with us. Reach us at nym@ insidetoronto.com Our newspaper is here to support you and our community and we value whatever feedback you are able to offer.

Prevention/Coping Resources CALL 911 if you are thinking of harming yourself or if someone you know is in imminent danger of harming themselves. Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention >> ospn.ca Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention >> suicideprevention.ca Hope and Healing After Suicide: >> www.camh.ca A practical guide for people who have lost someone to suicide Lesbian gay bi transgender queer (LGBTQ) Youth Line 1-800-268-9688

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Your Life Counts >> www.yourlifecounts.org Website for youth to share thoughts and get help with their problems Mobilizing Minds >> www.mobilizingminds.ca A mental health project led by young adults, community organizations and health professionals Mind your Mind >> mindyourmind.ca A website for youth created by youth offering resources and tools to help manage stress, crisis and mental health problems

Teen Mental Health >> www.teenmentalhealth.org Information about adolescent mental health to advance the understanding of mental illness and to improve lives The Trevor Project >> www.thetrevorproject.org Information about suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth River of Life Program >> www.riveroflifeprogram.ca Online training about Aboriginal youth suicide

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