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Ambitious goals for fall food drive North York Harvest Food Bank (NYHFB) hopes to raise 100,000 pounds of food and $100,000 in donations for this year’s Fall Food Drive, which runs until Oct. 18. “Learning levels and social behavior are tied to healthy, adequate meals – so going to

school with an empty stomach can really put kids behind,” Anette Chawla, executive director of NYHFB, said in a release. According to the organization, 33 per cent of clients are under 18 years old. To help kick off the drive,

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Getting married in the wedding chambers of the North York, Scarborough and York civic centres just got easier, thanks to a new online booking and payment system. A half-hour wedding costs $104, plus tax. For more information, visit www. toronto. ca/marriage/ chambers. htm. Almost 1,000 couples get married at the civic centres every year. The system is not available at the city hall wedding chambers, which must be booked in person.

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You can step back in time to two fun-filled decades at Black Creek Pioneer Village’s Spirited Affair on Thursday. First, enjoy the happenings of a lively 1860s town. Then, shimmy over to the roaring 1920s to take in flappers, live music, dancing, gourmet food and more.

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The North York Visual Artists host their annual show Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday,

Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Called My Garden, an Artist’s View, the exhibition will appropriately be held at the Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E., as well as two home studios. Artists will be displaying and selling nature-inspired original works. Download the brochure at www.nyva.ca. The NYVA will donate a percentage of proceeds to the North York Women’s Shelter Hope Blooms campaign. York author releases follow-up wNorth

A North York author is releasing the follow up to his Time Snatchers novel Thursday. Time Trapped is the sequel to Richard Ungar’s 2012 middle grade science fiction time travel adventure novel, Time Snatchers. An accomplished children’s book author, Ungar, who studied painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design, wrote his first book, Rachel Captures the Moon, in 2001. The follow-up,

Rachel’s Gift, was published two years later followed by Rachel’s Library in 2004. Even Higher, an adaptation of I.L. Peretz’s Jewish folktale If Not Higher, was published in 2007. For information visit www.richard-ungar.com

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St. Jerome celebrating 50 years St. Jerome Catholic Elementary School will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Monday, Sept. 30 featuring a studentrun talent show. The show will run from 2:05 to 2:40 p.m. at the school at 111 Sharpecroft Monday Blvd. near Keele Street and Sheppard Ave. followed by a performance by the school band until 3:10 p.m. There will also be evening activities from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. including a barbecue, cake cutting and slide show. For more information, call the school at 416-393-5294 or email Ashley Sawh at csac.stjerome@tcdsb.org

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Boys and Girls Club opens doors at Jane/Finch

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prevention, social development, arts, sports, health, nutrition, and academic fter eight years in assistance. It’s expected the the making, the Jane centre will serve more than and Finch Boys and 100 youth between the ages Girls Club Youth Centre celof 13 and 21 every week. ebrated its official opening St. Alban’s Boys and Girls last Thursday. Club, which has been runR and B singer/song ning programs for children writer Jully Black and NBA in the Jane Street and Finch player Anthony Bennett, Avenue community since who both grew up in the 1999, operates the main area, along with former Jane and Finch Boys and Toronto Blue Jays second Girls Club location at 300 baseman Grandravine Dr. Roberto Alomar, The club, housed Be a part of the were on hand in a small, threediscussion. Visit to open the first room Toronto this story on our new Boys and website and share Community Girls Club buildyour thoughts in Housing (TCH) ing in the city in unit, operates at the comments 30 years, which full capacity and section. also serves as families were being Toronto’s first turned away. insidetoronto.com  stand-alone, TCH offered the youth programuse of additional ming and service-specific space – an unused garage Boys and Girls Club Youth measuring 1,350 square Centre. feet nearby – that is now the “This is the long-awaited Jane and Finch Boys and opening of the Jane and Girls Club Youth Centre. Recent NBA signee and Jane-Finch native Anthony Bennett, Finch Boys and Girls Club The original site is still left, Blue Jays’ great Roberto Alomar and Juno Award Youth Centre,” Chris Foster, being used, but will focus winner Jully Black join the festivities Thursday on opening executive director of St. more on children’s proday at the new Boys’ and Girls’ Club Youth Centre on Alban’s Boys and Girls Club, gramming. Grandravine Drive. Right: Ivana Twumasi, foreground, told youth, supporters Vanessa Dias, who has and Black get a first look at the sound recording studio. and community members been attending the Jane More photos are online at bit.ly/northyork_galleries at the opening at 308B and Finch Boys and Girls Grandravine Dr. Club for six years, said she The Grandravine Drive likes hanging out with her wasn’t a Boys and Girls Club “It doesn’t matter where location is the newest addifriends and taking advanwhen she was younger, said you live, it matters what you tion to the network of comtage of programming, such the new site is full of posiwant to become,” he said. munities St. Alban’s Boys as cooking classes. tive energy. Bennett, who is the No. and Girls Club serves. St. “It’s fun going there,” “I wish we had this as 1 overall pick in the 2013 Alban’s was founded in 1949 said the 16 year old. “Now kids,” she said. “It’s nice to NBA draft by the Cleveland and serves more than 3,000 we don’t have to share the see the progression.” Cavaliers, becoming the members a year across the space with the little kids Alomar, who was on first Canadian to be drafted Greater Toronto Area. and we can hand repNo. 1 overall, attended the The centre will be open do more resenting Jane and Finch Boys and I wish we had this as youth centre Girls Club before moving to weekdays from 1 to 9 p.m. stuff.” and staffed by qualified, Black, who Brampton. kids. It’s nice to see supporter trained leaders. The youth attended Jays Care “The Boys and Girls Club the progression. Foundation, centre is made up of a city-run was a huge part of my suc– Jully Black dance studio, computer lab, programs at said he cess,” he said. “Deep down kitchen, recording studio, Driftwood grew up in a you never forget where lounge and weight equipCommunity small town you came from. Seeing this ment area and will provide Centre and the now closed in Puerto Rico and knows expand, it’s really heartprograms in employment Yorkwoods Community what it means to succeed warming.” readiness, drug and gang Centre because there against the odds. The official opening

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he latest level of government stepping up to the plate in the city’s transit baseball game is Stephen Harper’s federal Conservatives. With an official announcement yesterday, the feds are going to pony-up $660 million for transit in Toronto. This is great news; however, this does not solve the issues this city faces moving forward when it comes to transit – both in the way of funding and building. Nor does it seem to have diminished the one-upsmanship at all three levels of government. Whether it’s Mayor Rob Ford taking credit for allthings subway, provincial transport minister Glen Murray challenging the feds to put money on the table, or the federal government putting money into the mix, it’s always a battle of can come up on top. In the our view who end, Toronto always seems to up on the bottom. Cancelled Co-operation end plans, less-than-desired fundcouncil bickering; it’s always key if we are to ing, something. move forward The federal funding would be for a Bloor-Danforth subway line extension north to Sheppard Avenue, travelling under McCowan Road, a plan supported by Toronto Council. Hopefully the federal money will help complete the recently announced $1.4 billion in funding from the provincial government, which announced it would pay for a subway to replace the existing Scarborough Rapid Transit. The one thing missing is true, open co-operation – something that seems to evade government, with Mayor Ford the only person willing to speak on behalf of Torontonians to any level of government willing to listen to him. If we co-operate, this one thing – transit funding for Scarborough – could be the way forward for many issues, including infrastructure, but not without clarity – another missing commodity these days. The back and forth transit talks, which have gone on for decades, have to stop. Now that the city, province and the federal government are all ready to actually build new transit in the city, perhaps they can all get together and discuss how best to do just that. Now that the Scarborough RT has been taken care of, Mayor Ford said he will switch his attention to the Sheppard LRT, which he also wants to be a subway. And so the game continues. Hopefully, Toronto will come up on top.

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on: “Mom, Dad, here it is. My 2013-2014 novice house league hockey schedule. Oh and in case you didn’t know, the seasons starts this weekend.” Mom: “Of course we knew, silly. We are both avid followers of you on Twitter.” Dad: “And I saw the announcement on Sidney Crosby’s Facebook page, too.” Son: “Nice try, Dad. You of all people should know that I wouldn’t have put it on Crosby’s site, it would have been on Phil Kessel’s. Anyhow, as I was about to say, my house league games are Saturday mornings. So, the question is, which one of you will be taking me each week?” Mom: “Funny you should ask. We were just about to resolve that when you walked in the room. Ready, dear?” Dad: “Ready as I’ll ever be. On the count of three: rock, paper, scissors.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY Shoot.” Mom: “Alright. Paper covers rock. Mom wins. Got that junior.” Son: “Indeed, I do. Dad, it is, for house league. Moving right along, my selects games are Sunday mornings. So who’s volunteering for selects?” Dad: “On the count of three again, hon?” Mom: “You took the words right out of my mouth.” Dad: “Rock, paper, scissors. Shoot.” Mom: “Yes. Scissors cuts paper. Mom makes it two in a row. Have fun with the selects, dear. Am I on a roll or am I on a roll? “ Dad: “Any chance we can we do eenie, meenie, miney mo next time?” Mom: “No way, Jose.” Dad: “How about one potato, two potato?” Son: “Hello. Son to

parents. Son to parents. Remember me? Now, where was I before I was so rudely interrupted? Oh, yeah you’ll both be delighted to know my house league and selects schedules don‘t conflict with my school team schedule. So who wants the school games?” Dad: “Rock, paper, scissors. Shoot.” Mom: “Yes. Paper covers rock. Mom scores once more. Looks like Dad again.” Son: “I already pencilled him in. Which brings us to the Christmas and Easter tournaments for each team. So who’s up for the holiday tourneys?” Dad: “Rock, paper, scissors. Shoot.” Mom: “Alright, Scissors cuts paper. Mom’s four for four. Don’t forget to send me a postcard.” Son: “Congratulations, Dad. And last and certainly not least, the various fundraising games for each team. “

Dad: “Rock, paper, scissors. Shoot.” Mom: “Oh yeah. Rock absolutely demolishes scissors. Game, set, match, Mom. And Dad’s in the driver’s seat one more time. Oh well, look on the bright side dear, that’s it for hockey.” Dad: “Hallelujah. Now, if you’ll both excuse me, I think I better get some rest. I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m going to need it.” Son: “Good idea, Pop. Uh, but before you hit the hammock, there is one last little piece of business I wanted to run by the two of you, if you have a moment. I just got this today, too. It’s my 2013-2014 novice house league, selects and school team basketball schedules.” Dad: “Rock, paper, scissors. Shoo ...” Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every week. Contact him at jamie. wayne@sympatico.ca

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TOPS WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: North York Seniors Centre, 21 Hendon Ave. CONTACT: Deborah Orchard, www. tops.org, deborahorchard@rogers. com COST: Free TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Tuesday evenings in the Trillium Room. First meeting is free.

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Parkwoods United Church Art Club WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr. CONTACT: Glory Wigle, 416-447-5519, www. parkwoodsunitedchurch.ca, Office@parkwoodsunitedchurch.ca COST: $60 for five-week session Watercolour painting lessons with instructor Melinda Calway. Seniors Moments: Living with Diabetes WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: St. George on Yonge Anglican, 5350 Yonge St. CONTACT: Anne Wynter, 416-225-1922, anne.dawson@rogers.com COST: Free Featuring a speaker from the Canadian Diabetes Association and a

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Hatha Yoga WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. CONTACT: 416395-5440 COST: Free A five-session program introducing older adults to exercises, light stretches and nutrition tips. Call to register.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting WHEN: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: St. George on Yonge Anglican, 5350 Yonge St. CONTACT: 416-588-6134 COST: Free

Find Your Voice WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Earl Bales Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St. CONTACT: Elsie Rueter, 647-352-1339, erueter@bell.net COST: Free Learn to sing a cappella with the Toronto Accolades of Harmony Inc., a women’s four-part chorus.

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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. nutritionist. All seniors welcome. Simchat Torah Dinner and Service for Young Families with children aged 2 to 7 WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Avenue CONTACT: Education Office, 416-487-3281, www.templesinai.net, education@templesinai.net COST: Adults $7, children $4 For families with children aged two to seven. Knowing When to Give Up the Keys: For Older Drivers and their Families WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library, Room 1, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: 416 3955649 COST: Free

Older drivers and their families will learn safe driving tips, warning signs to watch for and how to know when it’s time to give up the keys. The Eh List Series: Robert Rotenberg WHEN: 7 to 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. CONTACT: 416-395-5440 COST: Free Meet this author of Toronto crime fiction. Call to register. Christopher Leadership Course WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: St. Timothy Catholic Elementary School, 25 Rochelle Cr. CONTACT: Sharon Lue, 416-410-7776, www.clctorontoeast.com, clctorontoeast@gmail. com COST: Adults $185, student and seniors $175

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Diana, 416-395-5720, doprograms@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Learn how to use LinkedIn to improve your chances of being hired. Call to register. Movie: ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. CONTACT: 416-395-5440 COST: Free The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret ‘Daisy’ Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. Simchas Torah/Shabbat Services WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: The Gibson Retirement Residence, 1955 Steeles Ave. E. CONTACT: 905-8860178, info@shaareizion.org COST: Free Services in the evening Thursday, Fri-

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s part of their training, pilots are thrown into a variety of simulated scenarios to perfect their flying skills. They learn, for example, how to navigate stormy weather and handle difficult landings before encountering those challenges for the first time up in the clouds. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has taken a page out of the aviation industry’s handbook for its surgeons with the opening this month of its new state-of-the art simulation surgical skills suite. The suite is the newest addition to the Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre, which opened in 1995 as Canada’s first hospital simulation centre. For almost 20 years, health care workers have learned how to respond to different simulated medical cases such as airway management and traumas before encountering them Above, Dimitrios Tsirigotis, resident, division of cardiac surgery, looks at a simulated beating heart at the new Canadian Simulation Centre Surgical Skills suites at Sunnybrook Hospital earlier this month. At right, Dr. Jordan Tarshis tries out the equipment in the new lab. Staff photos/Dan Pearce

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for the first time in the emergency room or at a patient’s hospital bed. “Sunnybrook was the first hospital in Canada to open a simulation centre and that was done because it was realized, and it’s become even clearer, that giving people some hands-on opportunities in a safe and realistic, but not real, environment leads to better outcomes, greater confidence and a better educational experience,” said Dr. Joshua Tepper, Sunnybrook’s vice-president of education. “I actually think medicine has learned a lot from looking at what the aviation industry has done.” The new surgical suite gives surgeons, from medical students and residents to those well into their careers, a chance to master their skills outside of the operating room. For example, one station teaches participants how to open an airway during a critical situation, a life-saving skill they may only encounter once in their career, but a crucial skill to know. Another allowed them to use a video camera inside a human “body” for endoscopic procedures. A third station gave health care workers the chance to practice a highrisk birth on a model. Medical student Justin Nui was learning how to perform minimally invasive surgery, during which surgeons operate miniature cameras on manually

operated instruments through small incisions in the patient. “It’s a lot more difficult than you would think. It’s almost opposite of how you intuitively think you should move,” he said. The simulation centre gives participants a chance to get the hang of performing procedures in a two-dimensional environment using a screen, co-ordinator Susan DeSousa said. “They can come on their own time and do as much repetitive practice as possible to get used to the feeling of these real instruments,” she said. “They have all this experience before they go into the OR and do it for the first time.” Surgical resident Dr. Dimitrios Tsirigotis was practicing beating heart surgery, a procedure that involves building a graft to go around a blockage in an artery. He liked the low-risk benefits of the simulation centre and the chance to discuss with teachers issues as they arise. “In a simulation setting, you’re basically on the practice court,” he said. Dr. Jordan Tarshis, director of anesthesia simulation, said the simulation centre not only helps health care workers improve their manual skills, but also the thinking skills needed to assess and respond to medical situations. Ultimately, the simulation centre is about improving patient safety because every patient wants a negative answer to the question, “Would you want someone to try this (surgical procedure) first on you?” he said.

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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.

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Newtonbrook West: Population (2011): 23,060

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Languages Russian is the most common nonofficial language in Newtonbrook West. In the 2011 census, 14.3 per cent of residents listed Russian as their Mother Tongue, and 11.5 per cent listed Russian as their Home Language.

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1. English 2. Russian 3. Korean 4. Persian (Farsi) 5. Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 6. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 7. Italian 8. Mandarin 9. Cantonese 10. Spanish

1. English 2. Russian 3. Korean 4. Persian (Farsi) 5. Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 6. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 7. Mandarin 8. Italian 9. Cantonese 10. Spanish

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

MOTHER TONGUE “Mother Tongue” refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood at the time of the census. In the 2011 census, the percentage of people in Newtonbrook West who have English as a Mother Tongue is 28 per cent. That number is 51 per cent in all of Toronto.

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The number of people listing Tagalog (Filipino, Pilipino) as their Home Language more than doubled between 2006 and 2011, going from 625 people to 1,275.

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A new line of retro-subway gear pays homage to the short-lived “interlining” era of the TTC. The idea was to integrate both Yonge and newlyopened Bloor-Danforth via a junction of switching tracks, making it possible to board a train and ride it between lines without having to transfer. The plan was shelved in mere months. Now Astrid Idlewild has produced classic tee shirts for each of the 36 stations on the 1966 subway map (including now-defunct Lower Bay station). For more information on the collection, visit www. denizen.to

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Looking to 2014 and beyond Mayor congratulates North York Look into the future – and what’s the forecast? Economist Brian Beaulieu will be at the Westin Prince Hotel tomorrow from 7:30 to 10 a.m. to give an economic outlook for 2014 and beyond. Cost is $25 per person, with net proceeds going to the Ted Rogers School of Management. The Westin Prince Hotel is at 900 York Mills Rd. (near Don Mills Road). To register, visit http:// bit.ly/18dhehS Social Media Made Simple at library Author Jim Pagiamtzis will be on hand at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St., Thursday evening for a discussion on social media. He will discuss the variety of social media platforms that businesses need to be aware of, and how to create a marketing plan based on the respective strengths of each type

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Also at the North York Central branch will be a session on doing business with the Government of Canada. John Lu from the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises will lead a session Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Topics covered include how to sell to the federal government, where to find opportunities and how to move through the procurement process. The event is free. Call

416-395-5613 to register. DeSerres opens York location wNorth

The DeSerres expansion has reached North York. The Quebec-based retailer of arts and crafts supplies, games and toys, has now expanded to 33 stores, including the first North York location. It opened at 3202 Dufferin St. near Hwy. 401. It’s the fourth Toronto location opened by De Serres, which has stores in five Canadian provinces. According to an announcement from the retailer, the opening represents a greater-than $2 million investment that will create 15 new jobs.

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business on Chicago expansion FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com One year after a Toronto trade mission to Chicago, which resulted in a newly opened office in the American city, FER-PAL Infrastructure found themselves being congratulated by Mayor Rob Ford on their success. “The mission was about creating jobs,” Ford said at FER-PAL’s Fenmar Drive location last Thursday. “I’m glad to see we made a breakthrough in Chicago. I wish you all the success in the world.” Ford presented FER-PAL’s CEO Shaun McKaigue with a congratulatory plaque, after meeting with employees and getting a tour of an install truck and a structure liner. Last September, Ford and several councillors accompanied a number of business leaders, including FER-PAL representatives, on a trade mission to Chicago, for the

Shaun McKaigue, CEO, shows Mayor Rob Ford around Fer-Pal Infrastructure Thursday before being congratulated for opening an office in Chicago. Staff photo/ Dan Pearce

purpose of promoting trade and economic development opportunities between Toronto and its sister city. FER-PAL’s Chicago office will open in October. McKaigue praised the business trip, noting the company has increased its American employment total by 66 per cent. The company, which also has an office in Michigan, now has 80 employees in the United States. FER-PAL infrastructure was established in 1986 in

Toronto to provide municipalities with watermain rehabilitation services using trenchless technology. By utilizing a Cure-InPlace-Pipe (CIPP), which is inserted into existing watermains, FER-PAL technology creates a new pipe within the existing pipe, eliminating the need to dig trenches to replace aging watermains.

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Toronto’s executive committee sits today for the first time since July – with a full agenda, topped by a controversial plan to hike development charges by 90 per cent for residential development. The committee had originally seen the plan earlier this year, but over objections from the development industry asked city staff to consult further on the plan, which effectively ends the freeze on development charges imposed during the financial crisis of 2008. Now that consultation has taken place and council will have to make the call. session for Ward 3 hopefuls wInformation

On Wednesday, Torontonians hoping to fill former Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday’s seat in Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre will be able to attend an information session from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Etobicoke Civic Centre. But the day before, the executive committee has a more immediate task:

david nickle the agenda to find someone to chair the employee and labour relations committee that Holyday left vacant when he was elected to Queen’s Park representing EtobicokeLakeshore. That one’s only for sitting members of council.

also be on the agenda of the executive committee. The city manager is reporting on the work he is undertaking, looking in to whether Toronto can accommodate the request by Porter Airlines to extend the runways of the airport to accommodate jet aircraft. Staff will be reporting on the results of public consultation earlier this month.

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The executive committee will also debate what to do with the governance of the Toronto Zoo. The zoo board has suggested that it be turned into an arms-length, autonomous board overseeing the zoo in northeast Scarborough. But city staff have looked at the numbers and don’t think that will work. If the zoo’s to stay sustainable, it should stay right where it is, staff reported. Bishop jets on agenda wBilly

Jets at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport will

The tree that inspired The Maple Leaf Forever by Alexander Muir finally came down this summer during a big July wind and rainstorm. The executive committee will be looking at some ideas about what to do with the wood from the tree, which was gathered and preserved from the Leslieville street where it fell. Ideas include plaques for awards, local commemorative structures and even a gavel for Toronto Council’s speaker.

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Ford on canvas: portrait unveiled David Nickle dnickle@insidetoronto.com It’s no Mona Lisa, but the portrait that city councillor and painter Gary Crawford spent the summer rendering of Mayor Rob Ford has its own mysterious smile. And according to Mayor Ford’s mother Diane, who commissioned the painting three years ago, there’s also something about the eyes. “The eyes follow me into the dining room then back to the other side,” said Diane, at a city hall unveiling of the portrait Thursday morning. Scarborough Southwest Councillor Crawford spent 150 hours this past summer getting those eyes, that smile and the mayor’s largerthan-life persona down on canvas. The painting itself shows Ford surrounded by light and color painted in a technique reminiscent of Jackson Pollock. While the portrait was unveiled at city hall, it was

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Toronto councillor and artist Gary Crawford, right, unveils his portrait of Mayor Rob Ford to his patron Diane Ford, the Mayor’s mother, and His Honour himself during a ceremony held last Thursday at City Hall.

no secret. Crawford said he it’s great, but you know, like, made the deciwhy?’” Be a part of the sion to share But the painting discussion. Visit has grown on her. the process of this story on our the project over “I just love it,” website and share she said. “I think Tw i t t e r, w i t h some 300 phoyour thoughts in he’s just captured tographs. the essence of Rob. the comments Diane Ford I can see many difsection. ferent personalities, admitted at f i r s t s h e w a s  insidetoronto.com I can see all of Rob’s confused by the personalities in the representation. ”I said, ‘jeez, picture.”

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Interior Designer

Developer

Eli Bakhtiari, Sales Representative C. 647.296.6945

TOP

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Listing Agents at Re/Max Realtron Willowdale Branch August 2013

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$1,078,000 131 Pemberton Ave

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$1,198,000 662 Sheppard Ave E

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SOLD IN 1 DAY $1,198,000 398 Cummer Ave

$1,328,000 93 Finch Ave E

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SOLD $1,680,000 88 Clarinda Dr

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