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Marking its 20th year of helping women, North York’s Elspeth Heyworth Women’s Centre is holding a fundraising gala later this month to celebrate. The Peacock Ball will feature a reception, dinner, guest speaker, silent auction, tea bar, entertainment and dancing. Over the last two decades, the centre has grown to provide a wide variety of services, executive director Sunder Singh said. The organization originally began to offer settlement and employment services to newcomers to Canada. Over the years, it expanded its focus to give support to vulnerable and abused women and to isolated and helpless seniors. “Domestic abuse is largely caused by the stresses of settlement, unemployment and underemployment,” Singh said in a statement. “(The centre) has pulled seniors out of isolation and depression by actively involving them as community volunteers and contributing members of the society. These seniors, experiencing isolation and marginalization, are now living a meaningful and enjoyable life that they deserve.” The centre remains focused on helping women find jobs and build more “economically resilient” lives, >>>centre, page 3

Black Creek Community Farm’s first harvest will be in 2013 FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com The eight-acre plot of land hidden at the south-east corner of Jane Street and Steeles Avenue will soon be home to an urban agriculture project. The Black Creek Community Farm (BCCF) is located on an unused portion of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority land. It is headed by Everdale, an organic farm and environmental learning centre and will be staffed and supported by neighbourhood residents and will harvest fresh food to feed the

community. The farm, operated in partnership with FoodShare, Afri-Can FoodBasket and Fresh City Farms, will also serve as an intergenerational place of learning and training where a new generation of farmers will tackle needed skills. The first harvest is scheduled for 2013. A ground-breaking was held on the site Tuesday, attended by Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ted McMeekin. The event coincided with Ontario’s Agriculture Week. “The goal is to start a farm here >>>farm, page 3

Lots of Thanksgiving hockey being played in North York There may be a lockout in the National Hockey League, but they’re still playing hockey in North York with two tournaments on tap throughout this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Toronto Avalanche hockey club is hosting a 42-team tournament, with all games at York University’s Canlan Ice Sports Today through Monday. This tournament features seven rep ‘A’ divisions (midget, minor midget, bantam, minor bantam, peewee, minor peewee and minor atom) and one ‘AA’ division (peewee). The Don Mills Civitan Hockey

League is hosting a 40-team tournament, headquartered out of its Don Mills Civitan Arena, but also including a couple of other North York Arenas – Victoria Village Arena and Pleasantview Arena. A couple of games got underway yesterday in the evening hours, and action continues to Sunday. This tournament features six house league select divisions (midget, bantam, minor atom, novice, minor novice and tyke). More info on the tournaments is at www.avalancheminorsports.com and www.donmillscivitanhockeyleague.com

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space stage: Student Brianna Roett from Forest Manor Public School peers through the helmet of an astronaut’s bio-suit used for Mars exploration during the launch of Beyond Planet Earth Tuesday at the Ontario Science Centre. See page 3 for the full story.

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Provincial minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs Ted McMeekin, centre, joins Everdale for a new urban agriculture project focused on local food and diversity, at the Black Creek Community Farm Tuesday.

Farm in heart of the community >>>from page 1 next spring,” said Gavin Dandy, farm director at Everdale. “There is no piece of land like this in the city. It’s a gem.” Everdale, which has operated a farm-based charity near Hillsburgh for 15 years, delivers hands-on learning programs on food and farming to people of all ages and backgrounds, including farmer training, school programs and workshops, which will be offered at BCCF. While the farming component can run without funding, Dandy said they are looking for financial contributions to help with other programming. “I think the support will be there,” he said. “I feel the community is really ready for this. We want to create an urban farm model that can be used across the world.” Phillip Collins, co-founder of Fresh City Farms, which has a one-acre plot of land at Downsview Park, said he believes urban agriculture has the potential to change the world. “Every time I come on the (BCCF) site, there is a new wave of possibilities and connections,” he said. “I see this farm being the heart of this community.”

‘We want to create an urban farm model that can be used across the world.’ – Gavin Dandy Utcha Sawyers, food justice manager for Food Share, said the organization runs markets in the Jane Street and Finch Avenue area and sees a need for a farm in the community. “We are developing the framework, but we want the flesh of it to be produced by the local community,” she said. “They are the ones who have to live around this every day.” Standing on land that will soon house a farm, McMeekin said partnership is about achieving together what would less likely be achieved apart. “You are here to give the land renewed meaning and purpose,” he said. “We will have a real working farm in the heart of the city.” An information meeting on the BCCF will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane St., from 2 to 4 p.m. To donate, visit www.everdale.org/blackcreek/

rianna Roett was over the moon. Attending the launch of the Ontario Science Centre’s Beyond Planet Earth: The future of space exploration exhibit on Tuesday, the Grade 6 student at Forest Manor Public School was talking a mile a minute, possibly even as quickly as the approximately 290 miles a minute a space shuttle must maintain to stay in orbit. “I think it’s awesome,” she said after looking at a model of the Mars Rover that landed on Mars in 2004, one of the first displays in the exhibit. “Before, we had technology to go to space. Now, we have technology to build life-sized models of (equipment) and space but there’s so much we don’t know, even with the technology we have at this time. I think (space is fascinating) because we can still find out about so much and there’s so many people who want to go to space. We can follow in others’ footsteps like (astronauts) Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.” She wasn’t finished yet. ‘i love space’ “I love space so much. There’s nothing I would rather do. I would love to be an astronaut. It would be so amazing because you can explore so many other things than Earth,” she said. “You can go to New York and say ‘Oh, wow’ but if you’re an astronaut, you can go to other planets. Mars is my favourite planet.”

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Students from Forest Manor Public School check out the life-sized model of the Curiosity rover during the launch of Beyond Planet Earth Tuesday at the Ontario Science Centre.

Later, checking out an astronaut bio-suit, Brianna made it clear the rest of the exhibit was not letting her down. “I’m very excited to be here. Everything is very cool, there’s so many things I’ve never seen before,” she said, adding her top three space bodies are Mars, the sun and Neptune. “It’s also cool to be surrounded by super smart people (at the Science Centre). They know so much.” On loan from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the exhibit is both a retrospective of past space travel and a look at the possibilities of interplanetary ventures over the next 50 to 100 years. For example, visitors can “smell the moon” by taking a whiff of the gunpowder

odor the astronauts of Apollo 11 detected when they brought rocks into their spacecraft after landing on the moon on July 20, 1969. Or they can get an idea of what it might be like to visit Mars by taking a stroll through a walk-through diorama of the planet’s surface or trying out an interactive fly-over simulation. Romanos Binti, a Grade 6 Forest Manor student, was impressed with the exhibit, particularly a life-sized nine-foot model of NASA’s rover Curiosity, now exploring Mars. aiming for venus “I think it’s really good for Grade 6ers or any grade to explore Mars,” he said. “If I can, I always wanted to be an astronaut. Since I was seven. I’m 11. I will try

to be an astronaut. I want to explore Venus because no one ever did it before.” Science Centre chief executive officer Lesley Lewis encouraged the students to consider the mysteries about space that might be discovered during their lifetimes as they explore the exhibit. “You can be part of this discovery,” she said. The exhibit runs at the Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd. south of Eglinton Avenue, until Jan. 1. It is included with admission to the Science Centre, which is $22 for adults, $16 for youth aged 13 to 17, seniors and post-secondary students with identification, and $13 for children aged four to 12. For more information, visit www.ontariosciencecentre.ca or call 416-6961000.

Centre helps battered, isolated women and seniors live free of abuse >>>from page 1 Singh said, adding the centre’s staff can relate to the clients’ situations. “As many of us who are i m m i g ra n t s o u r s e l v e s, together we all can fan the flame of hope and help battered women and isolated

seniors and help them integrate into the Canadian society, free of domestic violence and elder abuse, empowered with understanding of their rights and learning to take charge of their life,” she said. The centre is celebrating a

number of recent successes, including winning the 2011 Mayor’s Community Safety Award, becoming the selected supplier for interpretation services for the 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games in Toronto, moving to a new location, intervening in 366

cases of domestic violence through the Reduce Abuse program, visiting more than 4,000 clients, holding a forum that allowed women facing domestic abuse to speak out during International Women’s Day and seeing Singh awarded a Queen’s

Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to the community and Canada. The Peacock Ball will take place Wednesday, Oct. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Claireport Banquet and Convention Centre at 65 Claireport Cr. southwest of

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s families gather together for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, it’s a good time again to extend that generosity to those less fortunate in our communities. The Salvation Army released a report this week that revealed more families are turning to its food programs and centres for assistance. One-third of Salvation Army food banks also reported seeing a decrease in donations at their centres within the last year. “As long as they require the services offered by The Salvation Army, we will be here to provide them, as we our view have for the last 130 years,” said Graham Moore, public Do what you can relations secretary for The until cycle of Salvation Army in Canada. It’s important to answer poverty is broken the call for assistance from local organizations that work year round to support the families struggling to live above the poverty line. At the same time, however, it’s also important to think of ways to work toward a more long-term sustainable solution for those same families where they become less dependent on local food banks. Rather than continuously providing a hand-down to address their short-term needs, let’s provide a hand-up to give the help they need to support themselves. Like the Habitat for Humanity projects. A recent survey showed that once families received initial assistance to own their homes, they felt empowered to break the cycle of poverty. Furthermore, no child who grew up in a Habitat home has ever needed one himself, said Neil Hetherington, CEO of Habitat for Humanity. We recognize the solution is not simple, but rather complex and that it involves a host of factors such as addressing employment needs, government policies and providing other social supports. But the solution will only come from the community putting our heads together and brainstorming ideas on how to start. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to get this dialogue going. In the meantime, we should do what we can for those in need now. There’s no shortage of food drives taking place during the long weekend including the Fall Food Drive by North York Harvest Food Bank. The Daily Bread Food Bank is also hosting its annual Thanksgiving drive benefitting communities across the city. Visit www.northyorkharvest and www.dailybread. ca to volunteer or for more information. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Mirror is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom

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Ford’s caring side evident before he became mayor To the editor Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is certainly a politician who cares. I will never forget when I once wrote to him about an issue pertaining to traffic havoc in my neighbourhood, where I suggested he consider installing traffic lights at an intersection to solve the problem. Even though I was not part of his constituency, he did not ignore me. Instead, he took the initiative to call me personally. He was going to set up an appointment to see me personally at the intersection in question and bring city engineers along to

assess the situation. Unfortunately, that meeting never happened as I was going out of the country. But when I returned he followed up with me and said he consulted with the city and was told traffic lights were not an option as there were already many traffic light intersections in the immediate area. honest politician I was impressed to see such an honest politician, who are few at our times. They usually knock at your door and promise to make the sky rain milk

and honey, but when the election is over, they don’t care whether you’re dead or alive. I hope the court will not dismiss him from his job. But rather, take appropriate measures to make sure the alleged conflict of interest would not happen again. While I cannot take side on this issue, but having seen how caring the politician is, I can confirm that he would not do such a thing deliberately. He must have done it with every good intention to help those who are less fortunate. Abubakar N. Kasim

To the editor: Re: ‘Housing report stands chance of success,’ The City, Sept. 20. I do agree with columnist David Nickle’s observations that the report titled “Putting People First” will in all likelihood be accepted by council. However, I do not agree with his quite obvious disdain for our mayor and his attempts to turn the tide in Toronto. Yes, Mayor Rob Ford continues to blunder along with a great number of either poor or misdirected attempts at controlling the middle and the left on city council. One of his largest blunders, after Karen Stintz of course, was to appoint Councillor Ana Bailao to head up the housing task force. It was incredibly obvious to even an inexperienced observer that the decision would come back to haunt him. I do not fault our mayor for this, simply his advisors and the leftists on council who are constantly pushing him to compromise and gain a consensus. Leaders do not gain a consensus, they lead. Clifford J. Layne

TTC should be privatized To the editor: Re: ‘TTC will operate LRT lines for Metrolinx after all.’ insidetoronto.com, Oct. 4. Time and again the taxpayers are not asked, but told who, what, when, why and where. I am sick and tired of it. Metrolinx was supposed to take charge of the TTC expansion, but now it is back in the hands of the TTC. The whole system needs a major shake-up, and privatization should be front and centre. W.D. Adamson

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Meet Writer in Residence Farzana Doctor WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: 416-395-5639 COST: Free Farzana Doctor was the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant (2011). She is a co-curator of the Brockton Writers Series. Call to register. OUA Women’s Hockey WHEN: 2 p.m. to WHERE: Canlan Ice Sports - York, 989 Murray Ross Pkwy. COST: $8 adults, $5 non-York students, seniors The Guelph Gryphons visit the York Lions in regular season play.

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Simchat Torah Service WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Avenue CONTACT: The Education Office, 416-487-3281, www.templesinai.net, education@templesinai.net COST: Free Celebrating the Joy of Torah from generation to generation. Junior A Hockey WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Carnegie Centennial Centre, 580 Finch Ave. W. COST: Admission The Buffalo Jr. Sabres face the North York Rangers.

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Basic Genealogy and Family History WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St.

CONTACT: Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, www.torontofamilyhistory.org, courses@torontofamilyhistory.org COST: $132 ($120 for OGS members) Home Sweet Home Buying for FirstTime Purchasers WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: YMCA North York Employment and Newcomer Centre, 4580 Dufferin St., Suite 200 CONTACT: Vernal.Banton@YMCAgta. org COST: $5 donation to YMCA Strong Kids Campaign All registered participants will receive a training manual, pen, light refreshment, and home buying information. RSVP required. Toronto Diabetes Discussion Group WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St. CONTACT: Anne Lee Qiang, 416-408-7145, diabetes.ca, anne.le-quang@diabetes.ca COST: Free Monthly meeting to discuss and disseminate information on diabetes. The group is looking for new members and family supporters of persons with diabetes. Call to RSVP.

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Spaghetti Dinner WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave. CONTACT: Lina Posa, 416-225-2309, www. willowdaleunited.com, willowdaleunited@bellnet.ca COST: $5 All proceeds help the community garden project. Spaghetti sauce made from

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vegetables from the gardens. Call for tickets. Oktoberfest in the Square WHEN: Today through Sunday, Oct. 14 WHERE: Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd. CONTACT: 416-4470618, http://www.shopsatdonmills.ca, sdmguestservices@cadillacfairview.com COST: $5 to $15 Raise a stein, grab your lederhosen and enjoy live music, traditional German delicacies and an Oktoberfest keg in the Town Square. Hours: Thursday and Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 4 to 10 p.m., Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. Say Cheese! Say Cheers! WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. CONTACT: Geri, http://blackcreek.ca Join expert Julia Rogers and treat yourself to a rich journey into the delicious world of cheese. Guests will sample five local cheese varieties each paired with a selected craft beer, along with our popular homemade root chips and fresh-baked bread. Tickets are $32 per person, $29 for members.

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Tot Shabbat Dinner and Service WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: Education Office, 416487-3281, www.templesinai.net, education@templesinai.net COST: $20 Bring your family and friends for dinner and an evening of crafts, laughter, and fun. Time: Cost: member adults $16;

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Toronto Cat Rescue Adoptathon WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also happening Sunday WHERE: Pet Valu, 486 Lawrence Ave. W. CONTACT: Alison, 416-538-8592, www.torontocatrescue.

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Plenty to take note of this month on stage n WHAT: ‘The Singing Animals of Bremen’ n WHEN: Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21; at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. n WHERE: Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, 4950 Yonge St., in The Madison Centre n TICKETS: $16 ($13 on Oct. 6 and 7) n DETAILS: A music-filled production, adapted from Grimm, tells about the adventures of a donkey, dog and chicken who are too old to be kept by their owners anymore. For ages 3 to 10. n INFO: www.solarstage.on.ca, solarstage@ bellnet.ca, 416-368-8031 n WHAT: Wiesenthal n WHEN: Oct. 9 to 18 n WHERE: Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. n DETAILS: Wiesenthal is based on the story of Simon Wiesenthal, the renowned Holocaust survivor who dedicated years to tracking down fugitive Nazis. n INFO: Visit www.tocentre.com/studio/ nazihunter or call 416-733-0545 for tickets and performance times. n WHAT: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ n WHEN: Oct. 25 to Nov. 4 n WHERE: The Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. n TICKETS: Email encoreshows@gmail.com n DETAILS: Presented by Encore Entertainment, a not-for-profit theatre company, providing family entertainment at an affordable price since 1997. n INFO: www.encoreshows.com/

art n WHAT: Out Of The Blue: A Father’s Inspiration n WHEN: Oct. 5 to Nov. 4; opening reception Oct. 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. n WHERE: Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. n ADMISSION: Free n DETAILS: An exhibit by Bina Cole n INFO: www.villacharities.com/Carrier

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n WHERE: Glendon Gallery, Glendon Hall, Glendon College, York University, 2275 Bayview Ave. n DETAILS: The artist combines alternative practices of graffiti and street art with contemporary painting and site-specific dependent installations. n INFO: www.glendon.yorku.ca/gallery/ n WHAT: Imaginary Homeland n WHEN: Exhibit continues to Dec. 4 n WHERE: The Art Gallery of York University, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. n DETAILS: The culmination of a threeyear experimental residency project with Colombian artists that explored the oscillation of people, ideas and materials between two places, Toronto and Bogota. INFO: theagyuisoutthere.org/everywhere/

music n WHAT: NYCO Mozart Vocal Competition n WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. n WHERE: St. Michael’s Centre for the Arts, 1515 Bathurst St. n ADMISSION: Free n INFO: http://nyco.on.ca n WHAT: Music at Midday Series: Music for Thanksgiving n WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon n WHERE: Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. n ADMISSION: Free n DETAILS: Half-hour recital showcasing the church’s new Phoenix organ. n INFO: www.jubileeunited.ca, 416-4476846 n WHAT: Xiao Ping Chorus 20th Anniversary Celebration. n WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. n WHERE: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. n TICKETS: $28 to $88 n DETAILS: Opera arias and art songs; variety of Western and Eastern music; Butterfly Lovers Concerto and other works. n INFO: 416-229-1838 or 416-733-4175 n WHAT: David Rovics in Concert, a memorial tribute to Peter Kastner n WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave. n TICKETS: $18 in advance by Oct. 12, $20 at the door n DETAILS: A fundraiser to erect a monument at the gravesite of Peter Kastner. n INFO: www.winchevskycentre.org, 416789-5502 >>>busy, page 11


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Toronto councillors refuse to re-open motion DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Toronto’s plan to ban plastic bags from retailers by Jan. 1 stands, after opponents of the plan failed to get the required two-thirds majority to re-open the issue. The bag ban was originally implemented in June, after Willowdale Councillor David Shiner’s motion to ban all plastic bags got unexpected support on the floor of council. Council had been reconsidering another bylaw, one introduced by former mayor David Miller’s council, to force retailers to charge five cents for every plastic bag they hand out. Mayor Rob Ford had vowed to reverse that bylaw – and he did – but council also supported the total ban of plastic bags, which would mean that on Jan. 1, every retailer would have to stop handing out plastic bags and go back to paper. Since that vote, Ford and other councillors have tried to get the ban reopened, particu-

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‘It’s clear to me that a majority of council doesn’t want to enact a bag ban Jan. 1.’ – Councillor Peter Milczyn Councillor Peter Milczyn and Don Valley East Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong introduced a notice of motion at the Wednesday council meeting to reconsider the ban, but under council’s rules, it would take two-thirds of council, or 30 votes, to re-open the issue and reconsider it. In the end, they were three short, with just 27 votes to 19 to re-open. Shiner said after the vote he would be introducing a motion to hold an abbreviated public consultation session prior to the final bylaw being

introduced at council at its November meeting. It was unclear, however, just what that consultation would accomplish. Milczyn, who moved the reopening, said council hadn’t yet delivered the final word on the bylaw. “It’s clear to me that a majority of council doesn’t want to enact a bag ban Jan. 1,” he said. “That was pretty overwhelming. The solicitor’s advice was that if you want to do this, good idea or bad idea, you did it in exactly the wrong way. So having some round of consultation to try and safeguard us from lawsuits will be too little, too late.” Milczyn said ultimately, council will have to approve a bylaw, and when that comes up, it’s possible it can be shot down. “Every bylaw, every bill in the legislation has to be adopted by council. If there is no bill, there is no bylaw, and it would be a simple majority. We’ll see whether there’s going to be some consultation at public works.”

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Transit summit focuses on post-secondary students Universities and colleges: central transit nodes RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com A conference held at York University in late September rightfully recognized the political importance of post-secondary school students when it comes to regional transit planning, said a Toronto city councillor this week. Adam Vaughan, who helped organize Going to School: A Transit Summit, which took place last Friday at York University, said the event succeeded in bringing attention to the importance of universities and colleges as central transit nodes crucial to the mobility of an estimated 650,000 post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). “We have a fresh focus now,” said Vaughan on Monday of the inaugural summit, which was held inside the Underground restaurant in the York Student Centre and co-organized by

the university’s CITY Institute. “We’ve never looked at who we were serving, that’s been missing from the debate. Focusing on students gives us a political base.” At the summit, York University student Michael Collens said students want to take transit to get to school, even though they are forced to rely on cars due to minimal service. “We haven’t addressed how people are going to get places via transit because of a lack of connectivity,” said Collens, who took part in a panel discussion along with TTC chair Karen Stintz and GO Transit president Gary McNeil. “We have connections in place but don’t synchronize them between transit authorities,” he said. “And we have to do it more with the population increases in the region.” During his keynote speech Vaughan, who represents Trinity-Spadina on Toronto City Council, used presentation slides to illustrate how the establishment of universities in the GTHA has historically fuelled urban growth, beginning pre-Second World War

and continuing through the post-war boom years before stagnating for decades until the turn of the century. But provincial and federal interest in universities of late and worsening regional traffic congestion mean the time to green-light transit expansion is now, said Vaughan to the planners, academics and commentators in attendance. “The development of transit goes together with a boom in university building like a hand in glove,” said Vaughan. Urban planner Sean Hertel told the estimated 150 participants that continued regional development is dependent on better transit. Suburbs in particular have formed their own regional identity and are no longer defined by their proximity to larger city centres, he said. “We live regional lives now,” said Hertel who spoke on a panel moderated by new Toronto chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat. “We’re engaged in city building whether we realize it or not.” At the Keele campus, where a subway station for the upcoming Spadina extension

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New Toronto city planner Jennifer Keesmaat, right, joins the panel of transit experts during the inaugural ‘Going to School: A Transit Summit’ on Friday at York University. Keesmaat, who assumed her role on Sept. 10, moderated a discussion about land use and transit planning for campuses. Also taking part in the discussion were the head of the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association Bryan Tuckey, Neptis Foundation researcher Marcy Burchfield, York University transportation director Christopher Wong and urban planner Sean Hertel.

is currently under construction, 1,900 buses from five different transit agencies visit York daily, said Christopher Wong, the university’s director of transportation planning. He called for more transit, particularly connections linking east and west.

“East and west connections are vital and will set the stage for the next 25 years of growth for the university,” said Wong. City councillor Shelley Carroll, who represents Don Valley East, told the audience she wanted to see fellow transit

campaigners alongside her at developer meetings and Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings “fighting density”. “Transit supporters need to be in the conversation because higher density supports greater transit,” said Carroll on Monday. “If you’re an activist, flip through every newspaper and know when people are discussing growth and development issues.” Too often, said Carroll, local councillors are left to advocate alone in favour of unpopular high density projects without support from either the transit intelligentsia or politicians too nervous to inflame tensions of residents who don’t want a highrise development in their neighbourhood. “The safest thing to do politically is push off a transit project and not do anything at all,” she said. Carroll said she was disappointed to see only likeminded individuals taking part in the conference. “The people who could learn from this stuff weren’t in the room,” she said.

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| NORTH YORK MIRROR | Friday, October 5, 2012

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IT'S OFFICIAL! In 2011, Sharon was the #1 full service realtor in both the number of homes sold and dollar volume for all realtors in Willowdale Area (C14). #1 Willowdale Area since 2009 (Volume Of Sales), #2 in Canada (Remax July 2012), Top 10 Worldwide in 2011, (Remax 2011)

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Spectacular Custom Built 5 Bdrm. Aprx 6800Sf Of Living Space (4700+2100 Bsmt) Unprecedented Luxury W/Circ Driveway + 3Car Garage! Gourmet Kit W/Top Of The Line S/S Appl’s, Centre Island & Brkfst Area. Soaring Ceil, Maple Stairs & Hrdwd Flrs Thru-Out, Ofc Wall To Wall Cherry Wood W/B/I Shelvings. All Br W/Ens Heated Flrs. 2 Jacuzzi, 2 Massage Showers. W/O Lower Level W/Heated Flrs.

126 MAXOME AVE

Renovated raised bungalow in prestigious Bayview Village, sunny south lot, incredible landscaping, new appliances, new windows, new entrance, walking distance to Subway, Earl Haig SS.

6 FARMINGDALE RD

Luxurious 1 Br plus large Den with 2 washrooms Apprx 1200 sq ft in great location, walking distance to Yonge/Sheppard subway. Totally renovated spacious sun filled unit with spectacular unobstructed east view. Large Den can be used as 2nd Br, best school area-Earl Haig SS and McKee PS!

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Excellent 1+1 Open Concept Brand New Posh Condo, Central Location, Unobstructed View, Has 9’ Ceilings. Including Parking/Locker. Just Steps From Ttc, Subway, Easy Access To Yonge St, Mins To Hwy. Close To Mall And Great Restaurants. Upgraded Kitchen Incl. All S/S Appls. Large Den Can Be Converted To 2nd Bedroom

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Absolutely Stunning Spectacular Custom Built Home On 50’Lot. Hardwood Flrs, Crown Mouldings, 14’,10’,9’ Sq.Ft Ceilings, State Of Art Gourmet Kit. Sep Entrance To Bsmt, Halogen Lighting Thru-Out.**Excellent Location! Walking Distance To Yonge St.

59 MUNRO BLVD

Extraordinary custom perfect situated on a prestigious quiet cul-de-sac! Rare approximately 6200 + 2000 sqft of world class elegance home. Gourmet kitchen complete with butler’s pantry is any chef’s dream. Amazing marble with walk-in cabinet and spa like 7 pc ensuite and balcony. 7 fireplaces, elevator. Loft with office and art room on 3rd floor, Magical lower level with great gym, media room, tuscan wine cellar and oversized steam room.

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206 KINGSDALE AVE • OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-5PM 299 BYNG AVE • OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4PM Prepare To Be Dazzled! Absolutely Stunning, Spectacular 5 Bedrm Custom Built Home on 55’ Lot. Excellent and Timeless Luxury W open concept layout! Approx 6000 sqft of living area (including Lower Level). Walking distance to Earl Haig and Mckee Schools, subway, TTC...

52 CENTRE AVE • OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-5PM

Amazing price for spectacular luxurious 4 bedroom home! Excellent location! A very special family home with charm and an abundance of natural light. Totally renovated! Newer windows, newer AC, new roof with 20 years warranty. Easy access to 401, 404 and subway, great schools, AY Jackson, and Zion Heights JHS!

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