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dim sum. This year’s Chinese New Year celebrations will run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 15. >>>THE CHINESE, page 10

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Health Minister Deb Matthews told the huge crowd gathered for the InnovationEX 2014 expo in the lobby of North York General. “What we’re seeing is innovation in action, we’re seeing transformation in action.” She praised the new Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation, also known as Joint Centres, which is a voluntary partnership between the three Toronto hospitals and >>>HOSPITALS, page 5

Neptune court gets makeover, thanks to Shoeless Joe’s donation FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com The basketball court at a Toronto Community Housing complex on Neptune Drive is getting refreshed, thanks to a Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill contest. From October to December, Shoeless Joe’s held a contest – If Your Team Wins, Your

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Emergency Medical Services dispatcher Stefana Dershko, left, meets with Liz Maier, her husband David Bennett and baby Stephanie at EMS headquarters Thursday. On Dec. 6, Dershko talked Bennett through the birthing process after his wife went into labour unexpectedly and early at home.

Mother, father and baby were on hand at Toronto EMS Headquarters on Lodestar Avenue last Thursday to thank Dershko, paramedics and firefighters who assisted with the delivery of Stephanie, who arrived three-and-a-half weeks from her due date of Dec. 31. “I wanted to thank you guys for being there for us,” said Maier, who carried the newest addition of her family in a blue and brown sling. “It was our first experience with 911. Stefana was unbelievable and knew what

to tell my husband to do. She instilled confidence from the start.” The 911 call was played, which featured a poised and firm Dershko walking a calm Bennett through the delivery. During the call, Bennett can be heard saying the baby’s legs and arms were out, and firefighters had just arrived. At that point Dershko ended the call. Bennett received a round of applause for keeping cool under pressure. “It was very fast, maybe 10 minutes,” Maier said of

the ordeal. “We are all very, very thankful. It could have ended up very sad. I tell everyone the universe aligned the right people at the right time.” Acting Capt. Jon Barnes and firefighters Sonny Vranjes and Ryan Kelly were first on scene, four-and-a-half minutes before paramedics arrived. “It was game on from the second we arrived,” Barnes said. “Obviously the baby was not going to wait.” Vranjes and Kelly kept the parents calm until the arrival of paramedics, who then took over. Pa r a m e d i c s M i c h a e l Toliver, Ornella Guizzo, Scott MacDonald and Ken Horton arrived on scene to find the baby’s head stuck in the birth canal and the body blue, Toliver said. “I’ve been on scores of birth (calls) but never a breech,” he said. “We’re trained in child birthing but this is not something you see every day.” After Stephanie was delivered, she was moved onto a stretcher, dried off and given oxygen, he said. After about two minutes, the little girl started crying and her face turned pink. Mom and baby were taken by ambulance to

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. MacDonald said he and Horton visited a very happy Maier and Bennett a few hours later to see how they were all doing. “ We ver y rarely find out the outcome of calls,” MacDonald said. The paramedics, firefighters and Dershko were presented with stork pins and certificates, as is standard when assisting with out-ofhospital births. Dershko, who had never taken this type of call before, said she was surprised how calm Bennett was on the phone and how smoothly everything went. “I was very curious about the outcome,” she said. “I immediately went to the dispatcher who ran the call and asked to let me know how it went. I wanted to make sure mom and baby were OK. I could not have asked for a more perfect caller. If anyone deserves an award, it’s (Bennett).” Bennett and Maier were presented with three small stuffed white bears wearing EMS shirts for their children.

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Orlando Franklin’s former coach hosts Super Bowl party in North York Wear navy blue and orange to root for the Denver Bronco player CLARK KIM ckim@insidetoronto.com Coach Roberto “Bubba” Allen said he’d be lying if he knew Orlando Franklin, the right tackle for the Super Bowlbound Denver Broncos, would be playing this Sunday on foot-

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A couple of years later, Franklin moved to Florida with his mother where he graduated high school. Playing in the United States gave Franklin a better shot at pursuing his football dream. Allen will be rooting for Number 74 of the Broncos whose job is to protect superstar quarterback Peyton Manning with his 6’7”, 320pound frame. “We’re very proud of him

more than anything.” A Super Bowl party will be held in support of Franklin and to inspire youth involved in football, Sunday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Seneca College, Newnham Campus Student Centre, Sports Building located at 1750 Finch Ave. E. in North York.

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riday marks the start of the year 4712 in the Chinese lunar calendar, and there’s plenty of celebrations slated in and around Toronto over the coming days to help welcome the Year of the Horse. In our special feature in today’s paper, we’ve outlined some of the events local residents can attend while also taking a look at the history and traditions surrounding Chinese New Year. Find out more by visiting our events calendar online at bit.ly/torontocalendar The Chinese zodiac is made up of 12 animal signs, each representing a certain year, which repeats every 12. The Year of the Horse, which begins tomorrow, is in 2014 and will come again in 2026. The other 11 animal signs are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Last year was the Year of the Snake, and 2015 will be the Year of the Sheep. our view Each animal sign also has certain traits associated to those Friday marks born in that particular year. For example, those born in the start of Year Year of the Horse are said to be and seeking of indepenof the Horse restless dence, along with being good with money. Being able to not only learn about but actually take part in the many different cultural celebrations in our city each year is one of the great things about living in Toronto. We urge residents to take some time over the next few days to seek out at least one Chinese New Year event. If you are of Chinese descent, you’re probably going anyway and if you’re not, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about one of Toronto’s largest cultural groups while also having fun. And if you go, send us a photo to nym@insidetoronto.com How Toronto’s Chinese community grew from the first recorded resident, Sam Ching in 1878, to what it is today also provides an interesting look at changing attitudes and policies both in our city and across the country toward immigration. The Greater Toronto Area is now home to hundreds of thousands of immigrants of Chinese descent. Toronto has a number of areas with large concentrations of Chinese businesses and attractions including both downtown’s Chinatown and Chinatown East at Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street. Also, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto is in Scarborough.

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o I went to pick up a Sunday paper at a bookstore last weekend and leafing through the newspapers in the world section was a character wearing a wig, a hat and a camouflage uniform. If anonymity was his game, he was failing miserably seeing as how a crowd had gathered and all were gawking. “Excuse me, sir,” I whispered discretely. “If you’d just put on a pair of dark sunglasses you wouldn’t have captured anybody’s attention. Overdoing it like this makes it impossible for passersby not to want to stop and stare.” “Figures. I can’t do anything right these days,” he sighed. The voice under the disguise was unmistakable. It was that of the Canadian loonie. What wasn’t recognizable was the dollar’s demeanor. This was a guy sounding seriously deflated. “Hey, that’s not the

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY upbeat loonie I know and love,” I said, trying to cheer him up. “Come on now, buddy. Things aren’t so bad.” “They aren’t, aren’t they? Every one of these headlines say the Canadian dollar is behaving erratically. The stories all go on to say this is the lowest I’ve been in six years and the prognosis is that I’m going to be plummeting even further.” “So newspapers are on your case, big deal.” “It’s not just papers. All forms of media have jumped on the bandwagon: TV networks, radio stations, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, you name it.” “There’s a platform called you name it? With an un-capitalized title? Cool.” “You’re a riot, Alice. The point is, the coverage of the

so-called erratic behaviour of the Canadian dollar is out of control. It’s become the number one topic of discussion all over the world. It’s so humiliating. That’s why I’m trying to hide.” “You don’t you think you’re getting just a tad carried away? When it comes to behaviour scrutiny these days, yours is a long way from being number one, a very long way. Trust me.” “Oh yeah?” “Yeah. Does Jimmy Kimmel make fun of you in his monologue every night?” “Well, no, but...” “Oh, so, you’re satirized on Saturday Night Live each week, then?” “Well, no, but...” “Ah, so you’re regularly mocked in David Letterman’s Top 10 List, perhaps?” “Well, no, but...” “Then you must have at least been a Jeopardy question, right?”

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Hospitals to share innovations >>>from page 1 Mackenzie Health, Markham Stouffville Hospital and Southlake Regional Health Centre north of Toronto. “My mantra goes like this: if it’s better for patients and if it’s better value for money, then we have to change,” she said. The six hospitals will share innovations and practices that focus on improving quality and value in health care, said Joint Centres chair Rob Devitt, Toronto East General president. “The hospitals that are part of this innovation are nimble, they’re fast. We haven’t bureaucratized change, we just do it, And that is what makes this group so interesting and where there is such potential as we look to share these great ideas,” he said. “The system needs to change. We know there’s tons of evidence that says we can do better for the patients we’re so entrusted to serve, both in terms of the quality of the care given, the timeliness of access, the safety of care and the value of every precious tax dollar.” The idea for the Joint Ce n t re s w a s b o r n l a s t November when heads of the

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Dr. Jeremy Theal shows Health Minister Deb Matthews the eCare: A Platform for Innovation initiative developed by North York General Hospital during the first InnovationEX: Inaugural exposition and exchange Wednesday.

six hospitals discussed how they were already consulting each other on problem-solving and acknowledging each others’ quality in health care and commitment to value for taxpayers, Devitt said. The Joint Centres is a way to extend those philosophies, he said. The expo saw the six hospitals set up booths showing off their innovative approaches to health care. For example, North York General focused on eCare and how technology can improve patient care, patient

and family-centred care and providing access to care for all. Toronto East General’s exhibits detailed a multipronged approach to infection prevention and control, a diabetes walking clinic and a community surgical and ambulatory centre. St. Joseph’s innovations included greening practices in the operating room, mental health services for new fathers and “beach chair traction positioning” for shoulder arthroscopic surgery.

Team spirit wins contest at local eatery >>>from page 1 a tab for an end-of-the-year team party. Points were documented throughout the competition on a leaderboard on Shoeless Joe’s website so teams were able to track their weekly progress and rally other local teams to sign up to help their community win the big prize of $20,000. By the contest’s end, the restaurant chain’s Dufferin site, located north of Lawrence Avenue, placed second with 42,693.52 points and was rewarded with $10,000 to be used for a community refresh project. When it became clear the Dufferin restaurant was in the running for a top spot, area Councillor Josh Colle was contacted to suggest projects the money could be used for, said Melanie Correia, director of marketing for Shoeless Joe’s. Based on community votes, revamping the basketball court on Neptune Drive

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o doubt about it, kids are fascinated by their bodies. How they move, what they are capable of, what is going on inside of them and even, or maybe even especially, what comes out of them. Until May 5, the Ontario Science Centre is hosting Sesame Street Presents: The Body, an interactive exhibit aimed at children aged two to eight featuring favourite muppet characters like Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Ernie and Bert, the Count and Kermit the Frog. Six-yearold Shianna Jackson, who visited the exhibit with her Grade 1 class from Crescent Town Elementary School on Tuesday, was having a blast learning about the digestive system. “It (the exhibit) is fantastic because they have lots of games that I really love,” she said as she spun a wheel that showed stomach acid turning food to mush. At Elmo’s World, Yamlak Tibebu, also a Grade 1 student at Crescent Town, was busy dressing a picture of Elmo in winter clothing. “I like it (the exhibit) ’cause it’s really fun and they have good activities,” the six-year-old boy said. Meanwhile, their classmates darted from station to station trying out the interactive displays. For example, they stood under a huge plastic nose connected to a sinus cavity filled with “mucous” to get

sneezed on. They used a scanner to help muppet Telly find the groceries he needed for a meal that included a salad, spaghetti, meat and a “sometimes food” cookie. They learned their hands are good for all kinds of things like tickling, holding hands, making shadow puppets, spelling out their names in American Sign Language and reading in Braille. They stood in front of a huge organ and hit the keys to hear songs about what different organs like their stomach, liver, kidneys, lungs, bladder and intestines do. They learned the importance of keeping your body clean at Ernie’s Rub a Dub Tub. At the locomotion station, they raced each other on a screen by running in place, working a rowing machine or operating a wheelchair. “It’s a really nice, simplified approach to the body, mirrored on the way, I think, that children think about their body,” Science Centre acting Kidspark co-ordinator Kira Webb said. “They have outsides and they have insides and there are sections (in the exhibit) that deal with that. What can you do with your feet? Why are your hands amazing? What can you do with your hands? We also talk about the insides. We have information about all the different kinds of systems, the digestive system, the

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Clockwise from top right: Science educator Aurelia Engstrom helps a group of students from Crescent Town Public school during a preview of the Sesame Street presentation of The Body Tuesday at the Ontario Science Centre; Elmo greets students at the exhibit entrance; Crescent Town student Abrar Ahmed, sitting, tries out one of the interactive displays with his classmates; children check out the Sneeze Machine; Engstrom chats with kids about their skeletons.

skeletal system. You really can’t have one without the other. They really work in concert. How do you keep them all together?” The exhibit also gets kids involved in learning about healthy habits such as exercise, good nutrition

and cleanliness, all needed to keep their bodies working well, Webb said. The Science Centre is happy to be hosting the exhibit, Webb said. “It’s Sesame Street, two words that stand alone and say it all, and the

Science Centre. I think these are two institutions that have a lot of resonance with people and a lot of history,” she said. Entrance to the exhibit is free with admission to the Science Centre, which is located at 770 Don Mills

Rd. at Eglinton Avenue. Admission to the centre is $22 for adults, $16 for youth and seniors and $13 for children aged three to 12.

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Cash flow management critical Properly managing cash flow is an important skill for a small business owner to have. Enterprise Toronto is presenting a free seminar on the topic next month. Sera Schipani, area manager, small business banking with TD, will lead the session, in which participants will learn tips on how to minimize the need to borrow and ensure they’re taking full advantage of the cash flow cycle. The session takes place Feb. 13 at the North York Civic Centre, lower level, Committee Room 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 416-3957416 or email enterprisetoronto@toronto.ca

Foster will give her insight into estate planning from a Canadian perspective. Foster is the author of You Can’t Take it With You: The Common Sense Guide to Estate Planning For Canadians. The next evening, Feb. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fairview branch, 35 Fairview Mall Dr., a financial advisor will be on hand to give an overview of the aspects of estate planning. Those interested are asked to register at the branch’s Information Desk or to call 416-395-5750.

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York University’s Schulich School of Business announced the appointment of four new executive coaches this week. The coaches will mentor and provide career advice to students in the school’s various MBA programs. The coaches, who have on average 15 years of corporate experience, are: Helen Roditis, Lindsay Sukornyk, Stephen Friedman and Bill Swift.

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The Chinese find great symbolism in numbers AMONG ZODIAC SIGNS, THE HORSE IS RESTLESS AND THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD >>>from page 1 Celebrations will be held in all five Chinatowns in the Greater Toronto Area, home to more than 280,000 immigrants of Chinese descent. While at dinner, Chong’s cousin, Jeffrey, and his wife, Fornita, will hand Chong and her sister, Gina, red envelopes filled with cash, a tradition that brings immediate good fortune, though it’s meant to bring health and luck to those who receive them. “Not being able to go home and celebrate Chinese New Year with my family is going to be kind of sad,” Chong said. “We get together and catch up with everything. Not being able to do that is something I’m really going to miss. I’m going to give (my parents) a call and hopefully they’ll send me money.” Chinese New Year is considered a family reunion dinner. Toronto’s Walks and Bikes Tour guide Shirley Lum puts on a number of tours throughout the two-week festivities. Some are food tours through Toronto’s downtown Chinatown, which touch on some of the food traditions as well as cleaning rituals. “Between now and next Thursday is all of the frenzied cleaning up, dusting, getting your hair done already – I got mine done on Monday,” Lum said. Lum noted that it’s bad luck to cut or clean your hair on New Year’s Day. Any household cleaning must also be done prior to Jan. 31. “The 29th you have to stop doing cleaning and purging and stuff and the 30th is New Year’s Eve

and you shouldn’t be pitching out anything else at that point,” Lum said. This year, communities across the globe will be celebrating the lunar Year of the Horse. They’ll decorate their homes in red to fend off evil spirits, and set off firecrackers for the same purpose. Lum noted that also important is symbolism in numbers. Usually at dinners there will be from eight to 12 dishes, eight being a very lucky number in Chinese culture. ZODIAC It’s ironic for Banff-based Christina, who was born the Year of the Horse, to be spending her first Chinese New Year away from home on the year that celebrates her sign of the zodiac. Horses like Chong are often restless and seek independence. They’re also great with money. Her sister, Gina – the rooster – is always busy and more aggressive in her goals. The other 10 animal signs are traditionally said to have competed in a race, the order of those who won is the order in which the years are celebrated. ◗ First – the Rat – is charming and quick witted. ◗ The Ox came next and is reliable and dependable. ◗ Tigers are strong and competitive with a natural authority over others. ◗ The Rabbit is the happiest sign when among friends, but is often shy and cautious among strangers. ◗ Dragons are born leaders, idealists, and perfectionists. ◗ Snakes are restrained, refined and intelligent.

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◗ Then came the Horse, the most misunderstood sign. They often leave home at a young age and will be restless no matter where they end up. ◗ Sheep is the most feminine of signs. They’re elegant, charming and artistic. ◗ Monkeys come next: they’re inventive, quick witted, though seldom taken seriously. ◗ Next is the Rooster – sometimes abrasive and considered rude, but with high ideals. ◗ The Dog comes next with their honest, faithful, and sincere attitude.

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◗ Next is the Pig – honest and frank. Chong was born and raised in Toronto’s east end, but her genealogy represents the wide range of Chinese immigrants who have come to make up more than 11 per cent of Toronto’s growing population. Chong’s paternal lineage represents one of the turbulent past for Canada’s Chinese. Though widely accepted in the Greater Toronto Area today, her great-grandfather faced a different fate when he arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1885 on a ship

FOOD BASICS stores are marking Chinese New Year at stores in Toronto, including three in North York. The grocery stores will be decked out in red and gold, lion dancers will perform traditional dances, ‘lucky pockets’ containing coupons and gift cards will be handed out to customers and product samples will be offered. The local stores are: 2452 Sheppard Ave. E. from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 1; 5915 Yonge St. from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2; 1277 York Mills Rd. from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7.

full of passengers set to work on the Canadian National Railroad. The Canadian Government had just implemented a $50 head tax on Chinese entering the country in hopes of curbing their immigration. “He smuggled my greatgrandma in, so two for the price of one,” Chong said. Families received an apology from the Canadian Government in 2006 for the head tax as well as compensation. The family is now settled among Toronto’s large and growing Chinese community. Chong, a fourth-generation

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR with three days of food and fun at Market Village shopping centre at Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue. The CIBC Lion Dance Chinese New Year Celebrations takes place Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Visit cnycelebrations.ca CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE OF GREATER TORONTO, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., hosts a Chinese New Year Banquet Feb. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call 416-292-9293, ext. 240.

Chinese descendent, sometimes feels that growing up in Toronto was a more Westernized upbringing . “Growing up in this city makes you more open to other cultures. You’re a multicultural citizen.” Chong said her extended family is quite traditional and celebrations like the Chinese New Year help her get back to that. “Growing up in a Western culture, it’s good to get back to your roots,” she said. “Because my extended family is traditional, it’s a good way to connect and get close to them and learn more.”

SUNDAY SERENADES celebrate Chinese New Year Feb. 2 with a concert from 2 to 4 p.m. at Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. Admission is free. THE TORONTO SCARBOROUGH TOWN CENTRE COURT YMCA will celebrate Chinese New Year on Sunday, Feb. 9 with an event that will include games, dancing and traditional martial arts demonstrations. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. at the Scarborough YMCA, 230 Town Centre Ct.


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The TTC continues to seek rider feedback on its revamped system map, which shows every bus and streetcar route as well as the complete subway map. In contrast to previous versions, the new design, which is posted on the TTC’s website, focuses solely on the 416 area. View and download the new map as well as complete a short survey by visiting www.ttc.ca

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david nickle the city and that was why he dare not tell anyone about his plans to cut taxes in this week’s budget debate. On that, and other things too, Ford appears to be conceding tactical defeats. In so doing, he paints himself as a victim of Toronto’s undemocratic elites. The ‘little people,’ Ford no doubt hopes, will take umbrage on his behalf. It’ll be a neat trick if he can pull it off. Because the fact is that Ford is a wealthy label-making heir, who has spent the past year or more over-reaching even that lofty privilege. He’s used his office to benefit his family’s business and his football coaching hobby, admitted to using hard drugs and being in a “drunken stupor,” and subjected those he identifies as enemies to slanderous and unfounded attacks. All of which has opened Ford and the city to the sharp-tonged ridicule of the world.

In reality, Toronto’s elites, such as they are, have become as much a victim in this scenario as Ford has made himself. But never mind that. As the mayor sets himself up for more body-blows, leading with his jaw, he reinforces his own dishonest narrative that he is the only one willing to fight for the interests of Torontonians in a city “addicted to spending.” He will not acknowledge that any of his policies have driven up the cost to taxpayers. He will not acknowledge that the “culture of entitlement” he has fought at city hall is a culture whose boundaries he has, in fact, pushed. He will simply continue to push at the much narrower boundaries Toronto Council established for him last year when they removed many of his powers and resources, and do so until voters pass judgement in October. And then, he and the rest of the city will see whether he has it where he wants it, or not.

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Rocco found with sign pleading for a new home I n this month’s column you will meet big Rocco, the Labrador, who was originally found with a note that read “Please take me Home” attached to his collar. You’ll also meet two sweet nine-year-old orange tabby cats who have been waiting for a new home since November. Rocco was originally found with a note attached to his collar that said his owner lost his job and was sad to give him away. The note also read that Rocco was good dog who listens well and knew some tricks and at the end of the note: “Please take me home.” In the care of Milton Canine Rescue, Rocco is in foster care, hoping to find a forever family. He’s a robust, 90-pound, four-year-old friendly Labrador retriever. He’s well-mannered and enjoys playing with other dogs,

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but can sometimes be a tad rough. He enjoys going for car rides and will jump right in, ready for a road trip. He is housetrained and crate trained. Rocco is extremely strong and needs training to help teach him to walk nicely on leash. He’s had some obedience training, learns quickly and already has a repertoire of tricks. He would be a good fit for an active family and is accustomed to living with older children. As for cats, although he is with one in foster care, he does sometimes take chase. If you are interested in adopting Rocco, email mcr@miltoncaninerescue. ca or visit www.petfinder. com/shelters/on295.html

Sylvester and Darcy were surrendered to the shelter when their owner could no longer afford their care. These cats would love to go to a new home together; they are very bonded and separating them after being together nine years would be difficult. Sylvester loves

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Rocco is a friendly Labrador retriever with good manners.

to chase light beams from a flashlight and chase toys. Darcy loves to be petted and will even roll over for a belly rub. They’ve been waiting at the shelter since November. If you have room in your home for two well-behaved felines, visit the Toronto Animal Services East Shelter at 821 Progress Ave. or call 416-338-7539. Their ID numbers are A667441 and A667442. Visit www.toronto.ca/ animalservices Lorraine Houston is director of Speaking of Dogs, an organization devoted to education, outreach and rescue. Her column appears the last Thursday of every month. Contact her at lhh4dogs@rogers.com

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Tree canopy hit hard during ice storm LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com An estimated 20 per cent of Toronto’s tree canopy is suspected to have been damaged or killed in December’s ice storm. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly has put forth a motion to council to carve out a million dollars to restore the city’s trees (it has yet to be voted on), however Toronto’s Tree Advocate and Parkdale-High Park Councillor Sarah Doucette said the city cannot do this alone. It needs the help of residents and corporation in its replanting and restoration efforts, she told The Mirror Tuesday.

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“We have devastation across the city. As we know trees aren’t just beautiful, they help clean emissions from our environment; they help keep our hydro bills down and keep rain water from flooding our basements,” said the councillor. And, so this is why the local politician is promoting the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and asking for donations. Founded 12 years ago, the charitable foundation is dedicated to enhancing city parks while promoting philanthropy, corporate support and community involvement. Trees are fairly resilient. In many cases, damaged trees will go on to not only survive,

but thrive, she said. “That’s why we don’t know the extent of the storm’s damage,” said Doucette, whose own backyard tree’s trunk broke in half due to the weight of the ice on its branches. Doucette is asking private tree owners to “please, maintain their trees. Clear out the dead branches,” she said. She is asking corporations to come on board and offer their financial support. Every donation of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt.

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The Hygiene Hypothesis and Your Immune System WHEN: 7 to 8:15 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library, Room 1, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Science and Technology Department, 416395-5649 COST: Free Learn how the immune system protects your body against disease.

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The Social History of Medicine in 19th Century Canada WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library, Room 1, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Gwyneth Pearce, www.torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses, publicity@ torontofamilyhistory.org COST: $40 ($35 for OGS members) A two-session lecture series offered by the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

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community check-up: maple leaf

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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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Staff file photo/DAN PEARCE Italian is the most common nonofficial language in Maple Leaf. In the 2011 census, 22.7 per cent of residents listed Italian as their Mother Tongue, and 12.4 per cent listed Italian as their Home Language.

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1. English 2. Italian 3. Spanish 4. Gujarati 5. Portuguese 6. Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7. Vietnamese 8. Tamil 9. Punjabi 10= Hindi, Urdu

1. English 2. Italian 3. Gujarati 4. Spanish 5. Portuguese 6. Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7. Vietnamese 8. Tamil 9. Punjabi 10. Cantonese

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

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Five-Year change

The number of people listing Portuguese as a Home Language has nearly tripled between 2001 and 2011, having grown 173 per cent (110 to 300).

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This week: Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf: Population (2011): 10,185

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MOTHER TONGUE “Mother Tongue” refers 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 Maple Leaf who list English as their Mother Tongue is 37 per cent. That number is 51 per cent in all of Toronto.

The population of the Children (age 0-14) age group in Maple Leafs has declined by 7.3 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

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The overall population in Maple Leaf dipped between 2006 and 2011, but did increase 0.3 per cent overall between 2001 and 2011.

The number of people listing Tagalog as a Home Language more than doubled between 2006 and 2011, having grown 140 per cent.

-6.5% The number listing English as their Home Language in Maple Leaf declined by 6.5 per cent between 2006 and 2011. The neighbourhood population declined by 0.7 per cent in that time.

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islamic centre prepares meals: Rumanh Subedar, right, and Farhaan Khan help organize eating utensils as volunteers at the Taric Islamic Centre prepared 650 meals on Sunday that were bound for local shelters.

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Staff photos/NICK PERRY

indoor track meet legion hosts championships: At top, Issa Traore races in a 60-metre hurdles heat during the Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command, Winter Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at the Toronto Track Centre on the campus of York University. Above left, Jared Ruest (094) leads the pack through a turn. Above right, Rashade Gurley looks for her long jump landing spot. At left, University of Toronto Track Club pole vaulter Katy Petolescu goes over the bar. Photos/Peter C. McCusker

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Toronto District School Board Girls Volleyball Tuesday, Feb. 4 w North Division quarterfinals for Sr and Jr

Girls Volleyball Tuesday, Feb. 4 w Pope John Paul II at Etienne Brule, Sr w Senator O’Connor at C. Newman, Jr, Sr w St. Mary’s at St. Joesph’s Morrow Park Sr w St. Patrick’s at CHAT, Sr w Dante at Monsignor Charbonnel, Jr w Michael Power at Loretto Abbey, Jr, Sr w Cardinal McGuigan hosts Don Bosco (Sr), Madonna (Jr) Wednesday, Feb. 5 w Monsignor Charbonnel hosts Notre Dame (Sr) and St. Joseph’s Morrow Park (Jr) w Mary Ward at Cardinal Newman, Jr, Sr w Etienne Brule at Francis Libermann, Sr w Dante hosts Bishop Marrocco, Sr, Jr w St. Basil’s at Monsignor Johnson, Sr w Madonna at Monsignor Johnson, Jr * end of regular season * full stats at www.tdcaa.org/

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