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NATURE’S YIELD: Farmer Emily Van Halem examines some of the produce for sale at the Black Creek Community Farm on Jane Street during its official opening day on Saturday. The Trillium Foundation recently gave the farm a grant of $324,900 to construct a permanent outdoor pavillion and educational kitchen.

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A mosaic that used to adorn the building housing the Rameses Temple Shrine Club is going back to the synagogue it was created for. The piece, which measures about 45-feet wide and more than five-feet high, was created for Beth Am, which used to reside inside the building at 3100 Keele St. But in 1976, after declining membership left the synagogue with only 258 families, the decision was made to close and merge with another congregation. The mosaic remained on the building. Beth Am joined with Beth David B’nai Israel in the Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue area in the spring of 1977, creating the Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am. The building, at 3100 Keele St., currently houses the Rameses Temple Shrine Club, which has been bought by Decade Homes and will eventually turn the two-acre site into a mixed-use residential development set to launch in 2014. >>>MOSAIC, page 12

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Blue Balloon Health Services, a North York agency for children with special needs, is applauding Toronto rapper Drake for apologizing for a derogatory lyric about autism. “We appreciate the sincere apology made by Drake and see this (as) an opportunity to create further awareness of autism and autism spectrum disorder,” co-founder and managing director, Heather MacEwan, said in a statement. “Our hope is that this situation serves as a positive step towards the continued acceptance of individuals with language, learning and behavioural differences.” On Thursday, Drake apologized and promised to erase the controversial lyric from his song Jodeci (Freestyle). Blue Balloon, which treats

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Learn about city farms, their role in the community and how it can address issues with the current food system at a program slated for Thursday, Aug. 8. Fresh City Farms will be presenting “Can City Farming Save the World?” at the Downsview library at 2793 Keele St. For details, call 416-395-5720 or email DOPrograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca

in designated physiotherapy clinics, The Central Local Health Integration Network announced last week. The LHIN, which oversees health-care planning for the area stretching from North York and York north to Lake Simcoe, announced Better Living will provide the classes in Toronto and Thornhill while Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Organization will provide classes in the rest of the LHIN’s coverage area. The programs are part of the Ontario government’s commitment to help seniors stay healthy and active. The province is investing $10 million for exercise and falls prevention classes for 130,000 seniors

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Shooting death: Blair vows answers Sammy Yatim, 18, killed on streetcar Andrew Palamarchuk apalamarchuk@insidetoronto.com

Police chief Bill Blair said he wants answers to why an officer shot and killed a North York teen in downtown Toronto on the weekend. Sammy Yatim, 18, was wielding a knife on an empty streetcar when a police officer fired nine shots at him early Saturday. A video of the shooting, taken by a witness, has been posted to YouTube. “Like many members of the public, I have viewed the video of this incident. I am aware of the very serious concerns that the public has,” Blair told reporters during a packed news conference at police headquarters Monday. “I know that people are seeking answers to what occurred, why it happened and if anything could have been done to prevent the tragic death of this young man. I am also seeking the answers to those important questions. I want to assure all of the citizens of Toronto of our unwavering commitment to get the answers that they seek.” The province’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations

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Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair makes his address to a media conference Monday at police headquarters regarding the shooting death of a young man at the hands of police officers in the early hours of July 27.

Unit (SIU), is probing the shooting. It happened on Dundas Street West near Bellwoods Avenue, west of Bathurst

Street, at about 12:10 a.m. The SIU said officers were investigating Yatim, who was on the streetcar. “There was an interac-

tion between Mr. Yatim and police, and he sustained multiple gunshot wounds. A conducted energy weapon was also deployed,” the SIU said in a news release. Yatim, who reportedly lived near Sheppard Avenue and Hwy. 404, was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The SIU has assigned eight investigators to the case and has designated one subject officer and 22 witness officers. The SIU didn’t disclose the results of an autopsy performed over the weekend. As part of the investigation, the SIU said witnesses are being interviewed and video footage has been obtained. Anyone with video footage or information on the incident is asked to call the lead investigator at 416-622-1965. Blair said police will “fully co-operate” with the SIU probe. The chief said he asked deputy chief Mike Federico to reach out to Yatim’s family “to express our condolences and sympathy” and to offer support. “As a father, I can only imagine their terrible grief and their need for answers,” he said. “We will commit to doing our best to ensure that those answers are provided.”

Blair declined to take questions during the news conference, noting he is “prevented by law” from commenting on the incident because the SIU has invoked its mandate. Police will also review their policies, procedures and training and determine if they were followed. “A thorough investigation into the conduct of all members of the service involved in this incident will be conducted,” Blair said. “A full report of my review, actions and recommendations will be submitted to the Toronto Police Services Board within 30 days of being notified that the SIU has reported the results of their investigation to the Attorney General.” Blair said the public has “every right to be concerned” about the shooting. “I recognize that there is a need for answers and that the public quite rightfully expects that the matter will be thoroughly investigated. I want to assure you all that this will be done.” The officer identified as the shooter has been suspended with pay as the law requires, police confirmed late Monday afternoon.

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Reward offered for information on series of bank robberies ANDREW PALAMARCHUK apalamarchuk@insidetoronto.com

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information on a series of eight violent bank robberies – including one in North York – in which tellers were pistol-whipped, pulled by the hair and put in headlocks. The armed robbery spree began June 1 at the Bank of Montreal at 5540 Lawrence Ave. E. The latest holdup occurred July 22 in Vaughan. “Our concern is the escalation of violence in these robberies,” Staff Insp. Mike Earl told reporters Thursday, July 25 during a news conference at police headquarters. “These suspects not only just jump over the counter and make a demand for cash,

they also have been pistolwhipping tellers, pushing tellers, grabbing tellers by their hair, in one instance grabbing the teller in a choke-hold while demanding the money.” The Canadian Bankers Association posted the cash reward for information leading to arrests and convictions in the case. “In each instance, at least two masked males enter the bank, produce a firearm, vault the counter and remove a quantity of cash,” Earl said. “The employees were traumatized, some were actually manhandled.” The suspects are black, in their early 20s and 5’8” to six-feet tall. Police believe there could be two groups involved in the robberies though the groups

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Toronto police Holdup Squad Staff Insp. Mike Earl reviews the videotape from a series of eight armed robberies throughout the city, following a media conference held Thursday at police headquarters.

could be connected. “There could be a crossover of individuals in both groups, which we’ve seen before,” Earl said. “All we

need is a tip to lead to one of these individuals, which may start the domino effect.” Police released surveillance camera images of the robbers. Fo u r o f t h e h o l d u p s occurred in Scarborough. One happened in North York. The others took place in Peel and York regions. “The investigators are comparing notes,” Earl said. The holdups occurred close to a highway during the middle of the day. Earl wouldn’t disclose how much money was stolen. “They’re getting a variety of amounts,” he said. Anyone with information is asked to call the holdup squad at 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222TIPS (8477).

Robbery spree in GTA June 1: Bank of Montreal, 5540 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough June 15: Scotiabank, 305 Port Union Rd., Scarborough June 22: Royal Bank, 75 Rylander Blvd., Scarborough June 25: Royal Bank, 4022 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough June 25: National Bank, 295 Eglinton Ave. E., Mississauga July 8: Royal Bank, 27 Rean Dr., North York July 11: Royal Bank, 10098 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton July 22: Royal Bank, 6140 Hwy. 7, Vaughan To see a video of surveillance camera images of the suspects visit http://bit. ly/1bD46GI

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Pedestrian, 83, killed after being hit by SUV An elderly Scarborough pedestrian is dead after she was hit by an SUV early Sunday in North York. Police said Lotty Rozendaal, 83, was crossing Sheppard Avenue near Don Mills Road just after midnight with her husband when she was hit by a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. Her husband was not hit. The couple was not crossing at the crosswalk, police said. Rozendaal died of her injuries in hospital. Police said the driver of the vehicle was cooperating with the investigation and appears not to be at fault. –with files from Torstar News Service Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416222-TIPS (8477),

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Police release victim photo Police have released a photo of the 72-year-old woman who was found murdered in her North York apartment earlier this month. Police said the photo is from 2000. Janina Wrigglesworth was found dead after emergency crews were called to her apartment at 5754 Yonge St. for a fire at 1:15 July 13. The death was later ruled a homicide. Janina Police s a i d t h e y Wrigglesworth believe the fire was started to cover up the crime. On July 15, police released security camera images of a person of interest in the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222TIPS (8477).

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o, I was soaking up the gorgeous weather on my favourite park bench Sunday morning when a white-haired gentleman, who had just come out of Now That’s What I Call A Bagel across the street, accidentally dropped his sunglasses on the sidewalk. I was about to let him know, when a kid zipping by on a skateboard beat me to the punch. He came to a screeching stop, scooped them up and yelled out, “Hey oldtimer, you lost something. Over here.” The man winced. “Thanks for retrieving my shades,” he said. “But I don’t care to be referred to as oldtimer. If it’s all the same to you, that is.” “No worries, gramps,” the kid replied cheerfully. The wince turned to a grimace. “I ain’t too high on gramps either,” the man

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY replied. “My apologies again, pops.” “For what it’s worth, I’m also not crazy about pops.” “So how am I supposed to address you elderly, then?” he replied, frustrated. “YOU ELDERLY?” the man repeated incredulously. The kid was digging himself in deeper and deeper, but soldiered on blissfully unaware. “You prefer senior citizen, perhaps?” “Not quite.” “Golden-ager?” “Fraid not.” “Boomer?” “Hardly.” “Zoomer?” “Sorry.” “Double Nickels?

Centurion?” “You’re kidding, right?” The kid was now completely exasperated. “So how do I properly address a member of the

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graying population, then?” This time the man just shook his head in disbelief and let out a huge sigh. “So you’re saying there’s nothing I could call you that would make you happy?” “I’m saying no such thing. Why don’t you try Mickey?” “Huh,” the kid replied surprised. “That’s my name. Mickey. Always has been. Always will be. Feel free to

use it to it anytime. Now if you’ll excuse me...” Then the man grabbed the kid’s skateboard, popped a quick wheelie and handed it back to him. “Gnarly ride, junior,” he said. “Uh, I’m not too crazy about being called junior, Mickey,” the kid replied. “What is it with you young whippersnappers today?” Mickey asked perplexed. “If it’s all the same to you, I also don’t like to be called a young whipp...” “Whatever. Later dude, keep it real, know what I’m saying?” And then Mickey hopped on his Harley, popped another wheelie and took off. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Downsview Library: Pyjama Time WHEN: 7 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Children’s Librarian, 416-395-5720 COST: Free Come dressed in your PJs and bring your teddy bear for fun stories, songs and rhymes. For ages 3 to 7. Drop in, no registration required. Yoga in the Town Square at Shops at Don Mills WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: 1090 Don Mills Rd. CONTACT: 416-4476087, www.shopsatdonmills.ca COST: Free Find inner peace through yoga, courtesy of Titika, every Tuesday and Thursday evening throughout the summer. People of all ages and skill levels can bring their mat to the Town Square.

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Art Walk North WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. CONTACT: http://artistsnetwork.ca/ node/401, contact@integralpr.net COST: Free Sixty artists exhibit in Mel Lastman Square. Experience the work of a wide variety of established and emerging artists. Art Walk North is organized by the Artists Network and will be held in the greenspace of the North York Civic Centre. 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. + HST for members, $17.70 + HST for non-members Karakoro, from Japan, performs in the Kobayashi Hall. Downsview Library: Babytime WHEN: 11 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Children’s Librarian, 416-395-5720 COST: Free Join us with your baby for bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. Parental or caregiver participation required. Ages 0 to 18 months. Registration required. Couples Support Group WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Wag-

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Chair Exercise Class WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie St. CONTACT: Eric, 416-450-0892, theomnifitt@gmail.com COST: Free Class focuses on balance, co-ordination, strength, flexibility and posture.

man Centre-Baycrest, 55 Ameer Ave. CONTACT: Patricia Wendy, 416-6352900, ext. 499, stognon@circleofcare.com COST: Free For people caring for a spouse who has dementia or cognitive impairment. Games Tournament WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: 416-395-5720 COST: Free Weekly single-day tournament or competition spans genres from video games to science challenges to construction contests. For ages seven to 12. Registration required

ongoing Oh Dear Art Exhibition WHEN: Exhibition runs until Aug. 26 WHERE: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. CONTACT: info@northyorkarts.org COST: Free North York resident and installation artist Paola Poletto brings her vision of a more artful North York to life through this multi-site exhibition.

Downsview Library: Go! Go! Thursdays WHEN: 2 to 2:45 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: 416-395-5720 COST: Free Young children and preschoolers (aged two to six) can participate in Summer Reading Club programs that include stories, crafts and fun activities. Free limited tickets available 30 minutes before program.

Fairview Mall Farmers’ Market WHEN: Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. until Oct. 11 WHERE: South Parking Lot, 1800 Sheppard Ave. E. CONTACT: www.Facebook.com/FairviewMallFarmersMarket, 647-271-9434

Movie: ‘Blue Hawaii’ (1961) WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. CONTACT: 416-395-5440 COST: Free Starring Elvis Presley.

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A GLOBAL VILLAGE ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE HELPS ADULTS SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND

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Sivamalar Sunthar dumps a bag of spicy samosas onto a plate sitting on the table, next to some chocolate chip cookies and a bottle of kola champagne flavoured Island Soda. Soon, 10 other participants of Flemingdon Park Library’s English Conversation Circle program will join her at the table, eager to work on their English skills while learning about worldwide cultures. The program offered Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue library has been running for two years, and is open to adults who have a basic grasp on the English language but want to improve conversation skills. Sunthar arrived in Toronto 20 years ago from Sri Lanka and settled into Etobicoke, moving to Flemingdon Park 14 years ago. “I like this area,” she said. “Mostly because of the library. I spend most of my time here.” Speaking only Tamil and very little English when she arrived in Canada, Sunthar found

factory work to help support her two children, who are now in university. Though she had been living in the city for close to two decades, the 67-year-old only decided to learn English two years ago, mainly to be able to communicate with her grandchild, who only speaks English, she said. She attended classes at Flemingdon Park Library and was able to grasp basic

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words and sentences fairly quickly, although she still struggles with more complex vocabulary and fast talkers. “Before if someone called and they spoke English I would hang up,” she said. “Now, I listen and talk. I feel more confident than before.” On the day The Mirror observed the English Conversation Circle program, the seven women and four men who made up the group came from Haiti, China, Bangladesh, Guyana, Iran and Sri Lanka. In broken English, with some speaking slowly, they answered questions asked by a volunteer who helps runs the program, with topics ranging from diversity to differences between Canada and the countries they came from. One man who lived in China said parents there are free to use physical force when disciplining children, a practice that is controversial in Canada. Also, smoking in public places in China is widely tolerated, whereas there are strict smoking laws in North America. At another point, one group member questioned an Iranian woman why she didn’t wear a head scarf, as she’s Muslim. Not only do

participants work on their English skills, but also learn about different customs, said Tom Han, a settlement worker at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office. Han helps run the English Conversation Circle. “We have 10 people on average a week,” he said. “We are at the maximum right now. When people get good enough, they leave. We have a waiting list.” The program doesn’t follow a strict structure, Han said, adding it’s 90 minutes of story sharing and asking and answering questions. “It’s free talk,” he said. “We talk about what family life is like in Canada compared to at home, what you would take on vacation with you if travelling. We pair people with a partner and they practise their conversation skills. You have to already have basic language skills and this group helps improve your skills. They are building confidence and learning about Canada.” Though it’s

They are building confidence and learning about Canada. – Tom Han, settlement worker

up to each person to decide when they are ready to leave the program, most stay an average of three months, Han said. “Some treat the group like family,” he said. “People want it two days a week, but I need to find a volunteer to help out.” English Conversation Circle is just one of several programs offered at Flemingdon Park library, which serves a vast multicultural community. Shelves are filled with books, magazines and videos in a multitude of languages, including English, French, Gujarati, Spanish, Hindi, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Russian. With children running around, small groups gathered at tables and computers in use, the library looks like

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quasi community centre. Adele Lamphier, branch head at Flemingdon Park library, said the English Conversation Circle program was so well received that participants asked to extend it from one hour to 90 minutes. “Everyone is there to learn something new,” she said. “Our program is not super advanced, it’s somewhere in the middle. They love it.” With a plethora of languages spoken at the Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue library, one might think it would be difficult to cater to such a vast cultural community. But that isn’t the case, Lamphier said. “A lot is done through our customer service skills and how we make the library welcoming,” she said. Staff can use LanguageLine Solutions as a translation service for patrons, but Lamphier said the service isn’t used as often as one might think. “Staff is good at being patient,” she said. “If a customer doesn’t want the LanguageLine service, we spend as much time as needed with them. We use simple language and gestures and can normally communicate that way.” Along with English Conversation Circle, the library also runs a citizenship class Tuesday evenings to help newcomers prepare for the test, she said. One popular feature at the library is free wi-fi, so patrons often bring in laptops or tablets and hook into Skype, allowing them to speak with friends and family from around the world, she said. Clementine Marshall, left, tells a story, while Susan Su listens in, at the English Conversation Circle at the Flemingdon Park Library. The group meets every Thursday to improve their English skills through casual conversation and listening activities. Staff Photo/ADAM DIETRICH


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Population (2011 census): 45,020

LANGUAGES Russian

Cantonese Chinese Spanish

Farsi Korean

Arabic

Mandarin

Top 10 Mother Tongues

Top 10 Home Languages

1. English 2. Persian (Farsi) 3. Korean 4. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 5. Mandarin 6. Cantonese 7. Russian 8. Arabic 9. Spanish 10. French

1. English 2. Persian (Farsi) 3. Korean 4. Mandarin 5. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 6. Cantonese 7. Russian 8. Spanish 9. Arabic 10. Japanese

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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 mother tongue of English was listed for 30 per cent of households in Willowdale East. That number is 51 per cent in all of Toronto.

A comparison of a neighbourhood statistic with its Toronto equivalent

DIFFERENCE of a decade

FIVE-YEAR change

Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Willowdale East listing Russian and Korean as their home language has more than quadrupled. Over that same period, the number of people listing Persian (Farsi) and Spanish has more than quintupled.

The number of people in Willowdale East who listed Persian (Farsi) as their home language increased 45.9 per cent (2,745 speakers to 4,005) between 2006 and 2011. The overall population increase in the neighbourhood over the same time period was 9.7 per cent.

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The number of working-age people (ages 25 to 64) in Willowdale East increased 85.2 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

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The number of people aged 15 to 24 in Willowdale East increased by just 0.4 per cent between 2006 and 2011 – the lowest increase of the four age groups. Over the same period, the overall population increased by 9.7 per cent.

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Latest name for Steeles subway station: Pioneer Village RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com The subway station once known as Steeles West is getting another name change following a compromise by the TTC’s board of commissioners. Part of the six-stop Toronto York Spadina subway extension currently under construction, the Steeles West name was changed by the board last September to Black Creek Pioneer Village in honour of the heritage attraction located 800 metres from the station’s planned site at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Northwest Gate. But during last week’s TTC board meeting, a majority of commissioners agreed to support a compromise floated by commissioner Maria Augimeri to again rename the station, this time to Pioneer Village. Augimeri, who strongly supported the original name change to Black Creek Pioneer Village, said the compromise would still allow the TTC to

“As far as I’m concerned, that’s it,” said Stintz, who did not vote in favour of the name change. She promised the station’s construction timeline would not be delayed because of the name change. TTC CEO Andy Byford also did not support the decision, noting changing the name to Pioneer Village will result in additional costs to re-design

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tested policy of naming stations after major roads and intersections,” said Byford following the meeting. “It’s also the most user-friendly policy.” The station is still described as Steeles West on the TTC’s project website for the Spadina subway extension.

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An artist rendering of re-designed station cornice for Black Creek Pioneer Village Station At a meeting last Wednesday, the TTC board voted by majority to change the name of the proposed subway station to Pioneer Village.

showcase the historical city attraction. “I think cutting the name down still gives the appropriateness of the site,” she told her fellow board members during the meeting held last Wednesday at City Hall. But commissioner John Parker argued the name change, even condensed, would mislead visitors into thinking Black Creek Pioneer Village is right by the station.

“If we’re careless with our naming we’re going to give the appearance the station is something that it isn’t,” he said, urging the board to return the original Steeles West moniker. Following the decision, TTC chair Karen Stintz promised Pioneer Village will remain the permanent name of the station, which is scheduled to open with the rest of the line in the middle of 2016.

Eyeing GO corridors for subway The TTC will study using existing GO rail corridors for a proposed subway route. A motion approved by the TTC board asks staff to collaborate with provincial transit planning body Metrolinx on examining the suitability of running a future Downtown Relief Line (DRL) along the Georgetown and Lakeshore East tracks. Metrolinx has placed the construction of a relief line as a priority for its Big Move transit network, and has pledged to build the DRL within 15 years if the project is funded.

the station’s architectural cornice plus materials fees. Earlier it was revealed a name change to Black Creek Pioneer Village would have cost the transit commission at least $25,000. He was also concerned the TTC was deviating from its traditional practice of naming stations in order to make them easier to find. “We have a tried and

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT Walks and Gardens Trust. The studio’s winning idea fLUX focuses on themes of human motion and flow and will appear permanently on the station’s passenger concourse underneath Front Street. The piece is expected to be completed by mid-2014. streetcar testing continues wNew

Members of the media had the chance to take a trip on the new TTC streetcar recently. A testing model of the new low-floor vehicle made its maiden daylight voyage from the TTC’s Hillcrest facility, located at 1138 Bathurst St., to Bathurst Station. If testing is completed on schedule, the streetcars will be in service next year on multiple routes including Bathurst, though it will likely

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Pape Station will close for an extended amount of time after all. The station was scheduled to shut down for 12 straight days in June to speed up ongoing renovations, but the plan was shelved when contracted ceramic tile workers walked off the job as part of a province-wide labour action by the Brick and Allied Craft Union. Now that the strike is settled, the TTC says it will instead shutter the station from Aug. 19 to 30 during which time both bus and subway service will bypass Pape. For details about the closure, visit www.ttc.ca Rahul Gupta is the Mirror’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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>>>from page 1 Patrick O’Neill, a member of Downsview Lands Community Voice Association and longtime Downsview resident, said he often passes the site and wondered about the large mosaic. After finding out in May the property had been sold and the site used to belong to a synagogue, O’Neill did some research and got in touch with Rosalyne and Alan Federman, who wrote a book on Beth Am’s history in 2007. “It’s a shame if that one got torn down,” he said. “I was trying to bring the situation to everyone’s attention. This mosaic faces a busy city street and is very visible. It’s in very good shape.” A Shriners employee confirmed the site has been sold to Decade Homes and suggested questions be directed toward the company. When asked in late June about the mosaic, Michael Siskind, principal of Decade Homes, said he was informed by Downsview Lands Community Voice Association of the mosaic’s history, but had not been contacted directly by Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am about the piece’s future. Siskind said he contacted the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto to see if there was interest in the mosaic and had yet to speak with Beth David, but was open to it. “There is no rush to do anything,” he said. “The building will be here for at least the next year.” The mosaic was then taken

down to be preserved, Siskind said. Steven Shulman, campaign director for the UJA, confirmed in early July Decade Homes had been in contact with the UJA to see if the organization would be interested in acquiring it. “A mosaic is not something we would keep in our archives,” he said, adding he offered to put Decade Homes in contact with Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am.

This mosaic faces a busy city street and is very visible. It’s in very good shape. – Patrick O’Neill

In an interview July 22, Mike Rubin, Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am ritual director, said the mosaic has been donated to the synagogue by Decade Homes and hopes to install all or most of the 12 panels that make up the piece somewhere on the building’s premises. “It has to be restored, and based on cost, we might ask the city for a subsidy or we might need to raise funds,” he said. “We will be talking over the next couple months about what to do.” Finding out the identity of the mosaic’s creator has been a bit of a challenge, as it lacks a signature or initials. Rosalyne Federman said she recalled the mosaic was donated to the synagogue in

1964 by a member who has since died, and the name Aba Bayefsky was associated with the piece, although she couldn’t conclusively confirm who made it. An artist and teacher, Bayefsky died in 2001. A flight lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Air Force, he worked as an art instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design following the Second World War. A Member of the Order of Canada, Bayefsky created a number of mosaics, including ones at Northview Heights Secondary School, Beth El Synagogue and Temple Sinai. His work is represented in the permanent collections at dozens of sites throughout Canada, the United States, Israel, Australia and India, including The Art Gallery of Ontario, Sarnia, Hamilton and London; Concordia University; University of Toronto; York University and The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. When shown photos of the mosaic at the Shriners site, Bayefsky’s widow, Evelyn, said it looked like her husband’s work. “I can’t recall the piece, but that doesn’t mean anything,” she said. “I think it’s wonderful it’s going to be preserved.” She would like her husband’s name to be written on it or on a plaque once it goes up at Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am, she said. For these and other local community stories, visit us online at www.northyorkmirror.com

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