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Future community meeting to be scheduled The owners of the Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites northeast of Eglinton Avenue and the Don Valley Parkway want to convert the hotel to condo towers. A future community meeting will be set up for residents to learn more about the project before the city deals with the application for the site at 175 Wynford Dr. A date for the community meeting has not yet been determined. Allied Don Valley Hotel Inc. proposes 671 residential units in two towers of 30 and 34 storeys, which would be joined by a four-storey podium, according to a planning report to North York community council June 18. There would also be a phased conversion of the sixstorey hotel, which includes a one-storey wing containing a conference centre, to 242 residential units, it said. The proposal would see the con>>>PROPOSAL, page 7

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ON YOUR MARKS: Runners line up on their blocks to await the start of the youth boys 100-metre race at the Royal Canadian Legion District D Track and Field event at York University. Despite high heat and humidity athletes pushed themselves in the Sunday competition. For more pictures from the event, please see page 11.

Public meeting on cultural spaces in Don Valley East The city is hosting a public meeting Monday, July 8 focusing on cultural space in Ward 34. The goal of the consultations

is to give councillors a wardspecific priority list for cultural infrastructure as defined by their constituents and community cultural stakeholders.

The meeting will be held at Broadlands Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. The city held 20 ward consul-

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Day blood drive at columbus centre wCanada The Columbus Centre is asking you to take some time out of the Canada Day holiday to help fellow Canadians suffering from illness or injury. The centre, at 901 Lawrence Ave., west of Dufferin Street, is holding a blood drive on July 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Identification is required and donors are asked to eat and drink plenty of water before donating. If you have any questions about your eligibility to donate, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888236-6283). For more information about donating blood, visit www.blood.ca grocery store plans expansion wJane-Finch

A public meeting will be scheduled in the future so the community can learn more about a proposal to expand the grocery store at the Jane-Finch shopping centre by 1,950 square metres (21,000 square feet). The proposal calls for the

store, a Price Chopper, at the southwest corner of the mall at the southeast corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue to be replaced with a larger store, according to a report that went to North York community council on June 18. The new footprint would extend to the west and south of the existing store, the report said. That would reduce the number of parking spaces to 972, down from the existing 1,006. A date for the community meeting has not yet been established. building proposed on Finch wTheResidential city will schedule a future community meeting for residents to learn more about a proposed residential building on Finch Avenue west of Senlac Road. The project calls for a sixstorey, 128-unit building at 221, 223, 225, 227, 229 and 231 Finch east of Finchurst Drive, according to a planning report to North York community council June 18. The project, which would include commercial uses on the ground floor, underground parking for 168 vehicles and 98 bicycle parking spaces, would

consolidate the six lots. A date for the meeting has not yet been determined. U. president wins top immigrant award wYork York University president Mamdouh Shoukri said he’s thrilled to have been named one of Canada’s top immigrants after being given an RBC Top Canadian Immigrant Award. “I am extremely honoured to be recognized with this prestigious award along with such respected and accomplished individuals who have contributed so much to Canada,” he said in a statement Thursday. “I am proud to accept this on behalf of my colleagues at York University, Mamdouh where we Shoukri value diversity in every way as a means by which we promote innovation and shape global thinking.” A call for nominees for the fifth annual award produced

600 entries from across Canada. Shoukri spoke briefly at the Empire Club last year about coming to Canada in 1972 for graduate studies at McMaster University. “Forty some-odd years ago, my wife Susan and I arrived in Canada with a dream. We left our homeland of Egypt, and everything that we had come to know and love, in order to further pursue graduate education,” he said. Shoukri became York’s seventh president in 2007. investigating stolen medication wPolice

Police are investigating after a quantity of medication was stolen from a drug store. Police said Oxycodone, Hydromorphone and Lisdexamfetamine were stolen during a break and enter in the Weston Road and Finch Avenue area around 12:40 a.m. on June 14. The medications could be harmful or fatal if ingested, especially to children. Anyone finding the medication is asked not to handle it, but to contact police at 416808-3100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

website helps Parkinson’s patients wNew People living with Parkinson’s can find helpful tools to improve their quality of life, thanks to a new website developed by a doctor from Baycrest Health Sciences. Dr. Galit Kleiner-Fisman, a neurologist at Baycrest, teamed up with the Assistive Technology Clinic and students from George Brown College to develop www. livewellwithparkinsons.com which provides information on symptom management, diet and nutrition, medication, recipes and reading resources. “For patients with Parkinson’s, knowledge is empowerment and it is crucial for being able to live well with the disease,” Kleiner-Fisman, also an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and medical director of a Baycrest movement disorders clinic, said in a statement. Keith Goobie, a 55-yearold Parkinson’s patient at the clinic, said the information in the website is helpful. “When you have the correct information about Parkinson’s you can adapt rather than just feeling overwhelmed,” he said in a statement.

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irst he played one on TV. Now he’s doing it in real life. Ryan Richardson was one of 40 paramedic graduates who became new employees of Toronto Emergency Medical Services last week. The 29-year-old has appeared as a paramedic on several TV series including Flashpoint, Cracked and Warehouse 13. “I can’t just say I play one on TV,” Richardson said following the graduation ceremony at EMS headquarters in North York. Richardson, who was born in Etobicoke, has wanted to be a paramedic for as long as he could remember. “I had the opportunity to visit stations and sit in ambulances when I was younger, visiting my dad at work, and it always gave me a rush,” he said. “My earliest memories have me looking forward to working as a paramedic, and today I’m able to fulfill that.” Richardson’s dad Bruce has been a paramedic for 37 years and plans to retire by the end of the year. “Hopefully I get a chance to work with him before he goes,” the new paramedic said about his dad, adding “maybe I can convince him to stick around.” Bruce joined the city’s

Above, Violetta Kranisevich, who grew up in North York after immigrating to Canada, admires her diploma after graduating as one of the newest members of Toronto’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) corps. The ceremony took place Thursday at EMS headquarters on Dufferin Street. At right, Ryan Richardson, left, stands proudly with his father and fellow paramedic of 37 years experience, Bruce, after graduating. Staff photos/Andrew Palamarchulk

ambulance service in 1976, the same year CPR was approved for use in the service. “Most people weren’t aware of it. They didn’t know what we were doing. They were afraid.” For the most part back then, said Bruce, ambulance attendants kept patients warm, gave them oxygen and drove fast. “No defibrillators, no monitors, not even blood pressure cuffs or stethoscopes,” he said, noting “these days there are medications, intravenous therapies; it’s

more like a mobile hospital.” Bruce said he’s honoured his son has chosen the same career path. “I hope he finds it as rewarding as I have,” he said. “It’s one of very few professions where you have instant return on your efforts. You find out right away how successful you’ve been, and it’s very satisfying at the end of the day to know that you’ve been able to help someone.” Also in this graduating

class is former trapeze artist Violetta Krantsevich. Born in Minsk, Belarus, Krantsevich immigrated to Canada with her parents at age 11 in 2011. “I grew up in what I like to call Little Russia: Bathurst and Steeles.” Krantsevich said her parents thought she needed some extracurricular activities so they enrolled her in circus school where she was trained in trapeze and aerial hoop. “I progressed to freelance circus acts for lots of weddings, corporate

events. Loved the heights, loved the excitement, loved the non-nine-to-five job.” Now Krantsevich has to give up her love for heights for her passion for paramedicine. But she says there are similarities in the professions. “It’s physical, but it’s exciting, and you never know what’s going to happen one minute to the next.” Krantsevich suggested she may continue to perform trapeze acts as a hobby. “It’s a nice way to de-stress. Flying through the air, nothing is like that.” The 40 paramedic graduates have diverse backgrounds. They include professional dancer, hydraulics company owner, pet store worker and ski patroller. Toronto EMS Supt. Kim McKinnon said the common denominator is a love of people. City council approved the hiring of 51 paramedics in January. “These 40 were the first group of paramedics to graduate from that group,” McKinnon said. The remainder will graduate from the Toronto EMS four-week training and orientation program on July 19, bringing the number of paramedics in the city to 901. “That’s very exciting. First increase we’ve had in about 10 years,” McKinnon said. “The increase in our number of calls over the last 10 years has been about 28 per cent.” Toronto EMS receives nearly 800 calls for service daily.

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Man, 19, charged with attempted murder A young man has been charged with attempted murder after a male was stabbed in the chest Saturday near Yonge Street and Elmwood Avenue. Police said the suspect fled the scene after the 4 p.m. incident but was arrested a short time later. The victim was taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. Timofey Paltsev, 19, of Toronto, has been charged. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416808-3200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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release composite sketch wPolice Toronto police has released a composite sketch of a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation in the Bayview Village neighbourhood. Police said a 21-year-old woman was walking in the Bayview Avenue and Burbank Drive area June 16 when a man sexually assaulted her around 11:30 p.m. The suspect fled on foot. He’s described as white, 20 to 27 years old, with a medium build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and running shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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• Celebrate Italian Heritage Month at the Downsview branch, 2793 Keele St., this Saturday 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tino@Vivo will perform The Italian Immigrant Experience in Ten Songs Plus One on his acoustic guitar. Enjoy a selection of modern and classic Italian songs about the immigrant experience. The event is free; register by calling 416-395-5720 • Galut/crown series by Sandra Haar is on display at North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St., July 1 to 31. serenades starts July 7 wSunday

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JAZZ FEST: Dan Douglas (top) and Stephen Crowe (above) of the Dixie Demons were on stage as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Saturday at the Shops at Don Mills during what was a rainy portion of the afternoon. Shows at the venue continued throughout the weekend and will run until June 30. Tonight, Lily Frost takes the stage, while Maylee Todd performs Wednesday. Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley are on for Thursday. All of those performances are to run from 7 to 8 p.m. Visit us at bit.ly/northyork_events to see the entire list.

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Dance the night away to some of Ontario’s best big band, swing and jazz acts. Sunday Serenades starts up again for the season and residents are invited to dance under the stars at Mel Lastman Square, 5120 Yonge St. The Big City Band kicks things off July 7. This 17-member group was founded in 2008 and perform the extensive repertoire of swing and big band jazz music. Next up is Priscilla Wright and Her All-Girl Orchestra on July 14, playing the best of the big band music of the 40s, 50s and 60s. This performance includes a rocking tribute medley to Elvis, with whom Priscilla performed several times as a kid. On July 21 Catch the Philips Westin Orchestra. With three vocalists – Janine Hogg, Jaclyn Genovese and Erin Fisher – the Philips Westin Orchestra brings their modern, elegant and

julie caspersen arts in brief refined tone to the greatest hits from the 30s to the 90s. Lenny Graf and his Platinum Orchestra perform July 28 with special guest Eddie Graf, Lenny’s father. The York Jazz Ensemble, led by bandleader Jake Fowell. will perform a tribute to Duke Ellington on Aug. 4. Vocalists Beverly Taft and George Westerholm share their singing talents. The Wyndham Regency Orchestra, a 12-piece big band, comes to the square on Aug. 11. Finally, Luis Mario Ochoa & the Humber College Latin Big Band, a 22-member (all students) big band will entertain on Aug. 18. The concerts are free and run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. each night.

closes on July 2. At 4 p.m. the Sansei Choir, which opened the inaugural proceedings of the JCCC 50 years ago, is reuniting to open the formal proceedings honouring the JCCC’s 50 years of contributing to the cultural and social development of the local Japanese Canadian community. This is followed by a buffet dinner. At 8 p.m. the Kobayashi Hall will transform into a beer garden; there is no admission cost to this event. Pieces at Mel Lastman Square wResa’s

Resa’s Pieces Concert Band hosts a summer serenade at Mel Lastman Square on July 8 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For info, call 905-7719765. Visit www.resaspieces. org for details on the band.

JCCC marks 50 years Latin music Nostalgia Night and culture July 13 wwith wCelebrate

Saturday, July 6 is Nostalgia Night at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in North York. Visitors can start their walk down memory lane at 3 p.m. Booths of clubs and organizations that have been supported by the JCCC over the past 50 years will have displays of their activities and information. Visitors can explore an exhibit of art by Japanese Canadian artists on display in the JCCC Gallery, take a peek at the Nikkei Heritage Museum slated to open in the early summer, and browse through the picture displays and photos of activities that have spanned the centre’s 50 years. Registration is $20 and

The Ontario Latin Arts Festival offers a wide variety of arts in one North York venue. This festival is free to the public and includes live performances with more than 200 musicians, dancers, workshops in music, dance, film, literature and art as well as local artisan displays at Mel Lastman Square, 5120 Yonge St., from 1 to 10 p.m. The festival is produced by the Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association, a Canadian not-for-profit group and is set for Saturday, July 13. Visit www.ontariolatinartsfestival.com

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Lily Frost Swings at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd. CONTACT: 416-447-6087, www. shopsatdonmills.ca COST: Free TD Toronto Jazz Festival runs until Sunday, June 30 with plenty of free performances at the Shops at Don Mills. Visit the website for the concert schedule.

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Seniors’ Moments: Pain and Stress Management 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 All seniors welcome.

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Walk Into Health WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Diana, 416-395-5720, doprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free A Toronto Public Health nurse will

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Back on Track: Healthy Living Workshops WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Unison - Lawrence Heights site, 12 Flemington Rd. CONTACT: Hamda Mohamed, 416-787-1676, ext. 234, hamda.mohamed@unisonhcs.org COST: Free Four sessions led by a registered dietitian: An introduction to diabetes prevention; Nutrition workshop; physical activity session; healthy cooking workshop. Registration is required. Target populations are Caribbean and East-African but sessions are open to everyone. 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. talk about: the health benefits of walking and how to use a pedometer to motivate you to walk more. Call to register. Fairview Mall Farmers’ Market WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: South Parking Lot, 1800 Sheppard Ave. E. CONTACT: William Blyleven, 905-317-3010, www.Facebook.com/ FairviewMallFarmersMarket, maplegreenhouses@bellnet.ca COST: Free Fairview Mall Farmers’ Market is open every Friday until Oct. 11. Market-goers can find Ontariogrown produce

and Ontario-produced food products including honey, cheese, fresh-baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, Ontarioraised pork and beef as well as smoked and cured deli meats.

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The Italian Immigrant: A Musical Journey WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Diana, 416-395-5720, doprograms@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Tino@Vivo will perform ‘The Italian Immigrant Experience in Ten Songs Plus One’ on his acoustic guitar. Call to register.

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Canada Day Celebration and Citizenship Ceremony WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. CONTACT: 416- 736-1733, www.blackcreek.ca, bcpvinfo@trca.on.ca COST: Admission Watch as 40 people become Canadian citizens. Special activities include live music, Village tours, sampling in the brewery, traditional games and horse-drawn wagon rides. Regular admission rates apply.

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Oh Dear Art Exhibition WHEN: Noon WHERE: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. CONTACT: www.ohdearnorthyork.blogspot.ca, info@northyorkarts.org COST: Free This summer, North York resident and installation artist Paola Poletto will bring her vision of a more artful North York to life through this multisite exhibition. This exhibition runs from July 2 to Aug. 26.

Activities, games and events for children aged seven to 12 as part of the Summer Reading Club. Free limited tickets available 30 minutes before program starts. School-Age Summer Camp WHEN: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: Kateri Kids Child Care Centre, 70 Margaret Ave. CONTACT: Andrea, 416-496-2965, , katerikids@yahoo.ca COST: $225/week Non-profit child care centre offering full-day summer camp.

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Registration for Computer Classes WHERE: Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. CONTACT: Dianne Erdos-Rush, 416-225-2112, www. betelcentre.org, dianneer@betelcentre.org COST: various Computer courses begin in July.

Downsview Library: Let’s Go! WHEN: 2 to 2:45 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Children’s Librarian, 416395-5720 COST: Free

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ummer is a great time to be in Toronto. Across the city, there is a smorgasbord of street festivals, cultural attractions, and other events that make Toronto a popular destination for tourists and offers residents a chance to experience parts of Toronto perhaps previously unknown to them. Many of these festivals, through the dogged efforts of volunteers, have become strong annual traditions – and sparkplugs for the city’s economy. One of those traditions is the Toronto Fringe Festival, the city’s largest theatre festival. It has served as a launching pad for theatrical careers, and several productions, including likes of Da Kink in My Hair, our view the have gone on to significant runs theatrical and television forHealthy cities in mats. This year’s festival, the 25th have healthy annual, is running from July 3 to arts prescence 14. Over those 12 days, there are 148 shows (more than 1,100 total performances) taking place in 35 venues. But this isn’t just a ‘downtown’ thing, even if most of the festival venues are largely located in or near the downtown core. When one factors in the contributions of the talented actors, writers, and directors, the Fringe is truly a unique reflection of Toronto’s make-up. For example, this year, North York’s Dayna Chernoff stars in Soup Can Theatre’s Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2: Kisses for a Pfennig. The Fringe is also a vehicle for stories about the city’s neighbourhoods. In 2011, the festival debuted Expect Theatre’s Awake, a production that told a mix of heartbreaking and hopeful stories from north Etobicoke’s Rexdale community. Scarborough rapper Urvah Khan appeared as herself, performing two of her original songs. Awake was shortlisted for a Toronto Arts Foundation award this year. This city has long had a strong theatre arts community. The continued growth of the Fringe Festival (this year is the biggest yet) suggests it’s getting stronger. Healthy communities have a healthy artistic component. There are plenty of ways to get involved. Whether it’s catching a show or volunteering with the Fringe, or considering volunteering your time and talent to one of several local community theatre groups, the opportunities are there. For more information about the festival, visit www.fringetoronto.com

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OK, Blue Jay novices, let’s talk ball A

fter a sluggish start, the Toronto Blue Jays have been the hottest team in major league baseball during the month of June and you can feel the excitement building all over town. It’s standing-andscreaming-room only on the Jays bandwagon. Census takers have been working around the clock chronicling the growth in Jays Nation whose numbers are escalating by the second. And the Rogers Centre is sure to be a sellout for the team’s next home game, which is on Canada Day against the mighty Detroit Tigers. It’s not all fun and games for the fans in Toronto who are discovering the sport for the first time, mind you. Getting up to speed on the decidedly voluminous vernacular of baseball is one tall order for newbies. So, in an effort to help ease the understanding of the lingo, here are some of

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY

the most commonly asked questions. Q. I’m going to my first ever game next week. My friends who follow baseball all say the most exciting thing they experience at the ballpark is a stand-up triple. What is that anyhow? A. Jamoca almond fudge, on top of pralines and cream, which is on top of banana-strawberry cheesecake. The best stand-up triples I’ve found are on Level 2. Make sure to ask for a sugar cone. And tell ’em Jamie sent you. Q. What’s a squeeze play? A. If you get stuck in a row seated in between a couple of guys the size of Peter Griffin of Family Guy and Fat Albert. Q. What’s a sacrifice? A. Having the courage to order the happy meal even after the server told

you they’ve run out of your favourite toy. Q. What’s the infield fly rule? A. Always make sure it’s done up. Q. What does it mean when they say the shortstop has pair of really soft hands? A. I’ll defer to the best expert on that one, the well-known Madge. According to Madge, “It’s probably the Palmolive. You know he’s soaking in it right now.” Q. What does it mean when a hitter is caught looking? A. Likely that Beyonce is at the game and is sitting right behind home plate. Q. What’s the sweet part of a bat? A. If you tickle those little rascals right under one of their wings. They really can’t resist that. But please, let’s stick to baseball questions, OK? Vampire Q & A Week is not until Halloween.

Q. I heard the announcer say this last night when I was listening to the New York Yankees game on radio: “It’s the bottom of the fifth, the bags are loaded and two are out.” What was he referring to exactly? A. The activity in the top row of the nosebleed section, no doubt. It can get pretty rowdy up there from what I hear. Q. Last and certainly not least, this is one I’ve always wondered about. What is the exact definition of a perfect game? A. That’s easy. When your boss asks you to join him and the rest of the company’s movers and shakers in the corporate luxury box on the firm’s prestigious, invitation-only, all-youcan-gorge night.

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councillor says Put underground wLRT The province should back up recent comments by the provincial transportation minister and build a new light rail line completely underground, says a Scarborough councillor. Taking issue with Minister of Transportation Glen Murray’s contention in early June that the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line (LRT) is a subway – since the majority of its planned route runs underground below Eglinton Avenue West – ScarboroughAgincourt Councillor Mike Del Grande said the entire 19-kilometre line should be built below street-level. At last Tuesday’s meeting of Scarborough Community Council, Del Grande introduced a motion calling for all of the Crosstown, in light of Murray’s remarks, to run underground. Currently, the line is slated to emerge from a tunnel east of Don Mills Road before continuing at street-level to its eastern terminus at Kennedy station. The motion was adopted by a majority of the 10-member council.

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT support transit funding wPoliticians One-third of all elected officials in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) have signed a pledge in support of better transit funding, says CivicAction. Officially known as the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, the group announced last week that 116 politicians – 31 of them from Toronto including Premier Kathleen Wynne – have signed the pledge calling on the province to adopt Metrolinx’s recent recommendations for new taxes and user fees. Metrolinx says it needs $2 billion in new funding annually to pay for $34 billion in transit improvements planned for the next 15 years in the GTHA. To view the pledge, visit www.civicaction.ca seeks photo submissions wTTC

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community best transit shots to hopefully grace the cover of an upcoming edition of its Ride Guide. Along with Spacing magazine, the transit commission is holding a contest seeking the best shots of TTC vehicles, stations and facilities. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 4. For full contest rules, visit www. ttc.ca Kingston road track begins wwork

TTC service along Kingston Road between Victoria Park Avenue and Queen Street has been altered for streetcar track reconstruction. The work is expected to continue until the first week of August. A number of changes are required to TTC service in the area to accommodate the construction including the 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Road streetcar routes ending at Queen Street East and Kingston Road; and no westbound bus service on Kingston between Victoria Park and Queen Street East. Rahul Gupta is The Mirror’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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Ford attends Pride flag-raising David Nickle dnickle@insidetoronto.com For the first time since he was elected in 2010, Mayor Rob Ford attended the Toronto Pride flag raising ceremony. Ford’s attendance at the Monday event at Toronto City Hall was shared with another first: Ontario’s first openly lesbian premier, Kathleen Wynne sat in a VIP seat as the flag raising ceremony took place. Ford had been unwilling to attend any official Pride Week events since he was elected,

including the Pride Parade which coincides with the Canada Day weekend. Ford has always maintained he preferred to spend the weekend at his family cottage in Muskoka, but offered no explanation as to why he didn’t attend other Pride events. On Monday, he arrived accompanied by City Hall security guards to applause — and some catcalling — and read a statement proclaiming Pride Week. When the ceremony was

over, he left without responding to questions from the media. His brother, Etobicoke North Councillor Doug Ford, said Mayor Ford’s appearance at the event was a sign he was evolving as a mayor. “I think you’ve seen Rob from Day One to the time he’s going into the election four years in, I think he’s evolved as the mayor,” said Councillor Ford. “Like Rob’s always said: he’s the mayor of the people – all the people.”

Proposal to be reviewed as part of planning study for Eglinton LRT line >>>from page 1 ference centre and a parking lot demolished to accommodate the condo buildings, the report said. The buildings would include 135 studio units, 513 one-bedroom units, 260 two-bedroom units, five three-bedroom units, common recreational space and a five-level underground

parking garage. The proposal will be reviewed as part of the city’s EglintonConnects planning study underway for the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, the report said. Also on the hotel site is the Accolade condo building, a 34-storey tower with 328 condominium units, at the north-

west corner of the site and the six-storey Delmanor seniors’ residence, with 120 units, along the Eglinton frontage, which were approved by the former North York council in 2007. For more stories, photos and events from the North York Mirror, visit us online at www. northyorkmirror.com

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Sections of Yonge St., including between Sheppard and Hwy. 401, are scheduled to be studied 2014.

A QUESTION OF TIMING Traffic signal retiming is taking place across the city, including several parts of North York, well into 2016. While city studies show success in reducing travel delays in other areas, the method won’t help the city’s most congested intersection at Bayview and Sheppard FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com

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he city is driving ahead with plans to retime traffic lights in an effort to improve vehicular flow, with Lawrence Avenue in North York set for completion this year. More than 1,000 of the city’s traffic signals will be retimed starting this year and ending in 2016 along some of the busiest corridors. But retiming of lights will do little to help the Bayview and Sheppard avenues area, as the intersection is too congested for the undertaking to be of any benefit, said Rajnath Bissessar, manager of urban traffic control systems for the city’s transportation services. “It wouldn’t help much,” he said. Bissessar cited the close proximity to Hwy. 401 as the culprit, noting cars form a constant queue to get onto the highway and therefore retiming wouldn’t be of any service. “We can’t improve capacity of the intersection,” he said. “We would need to put an extra lane in.” According to the city’s transportation services, traffic congestion occurs

when the traffic flow rate on a particular approach to an intersection exceeds that approach’s capacity. Once the flow rate of arrival vehicles exceeds the capacity, the number of vehicles arriving would be greater than the number departing on the other side of the intersection. Then a vehicle queue would form upstream of the intersection, which is what would occur at Bayview and Sheppard avenues. At most major intersections, the total demand exceeds the capacity in the peak periods. As a result, queuing and delays will occur and motorists must consider whether they should change their mode of transportation, time of travel or travel route in order to avoid the delay, transportation services said. While road widening could help ease congestion, the city’s focus is on car pooling, cycling, rideshare, HOV lanes and public transit. The fact traffic light retiming won’t help the congestion at Bayview and Sheppard didn’t surprise Jan Siegel. “The only way to stop an increase in cars is to stop building condominiums in the area,” said the vice-

president of the Bayview Village Association. “Adding a lane is great, maybe it will help a bit, but it won’t help if you don’t minimize the number of units. There is not one variable. The city is not looking at the whole picture.” The retiming will be done on the city’s busiest roads – those that carry more than 20,000 vehicles a day and more than 5,000 bus passengers a day. Other criteria for roads to receive the signal timing adjustment include roads that are alternatives for expressways, major routes to and from the downtown core, and routes used as alternatives during major construction projects, transportation services said. This year, the city plans to retime about 270 signals along Victoria Park Avenue, Kingston Road, Weston Road, Keele Street, Parkside Drive, Lawrence Avenue East and Lawrence Avenue West. In 2012, the city completed signal retiming studies on 110 signals along Bloor Street, Kennedy Road, Adelaide Street and Richmond Street. Studies showed that delays to motorists along these routes were reduced by between 14 and 33 per cent, according to information

Preliminary Plan Signal Co-ordination Studies - three year plan (preliminary). Totals are city-wide. Routes listed are those travelling through North York. Remainder of 2013 • Lawrence Avenue East: at Leslie Street; 130 metres east of Leslie Street; The Donway West; Don Mills Road; The Donway East; Underhill Drive/Railside Road; Curlew Drive/Railside Road; Carnforth Rd.; 135 metres west of Bayview Avenue; Mildenhall Road; Mount Pleasant Road; Yonge Street. • Lawrence Avenue West: at Duplex Avenue/ Jedburgh Road; Chatsworth Drive; Avenue Road; Ledbury Street; Varna Drive; Shermount Avenue; Allen Road West ramp; Allen Road East ramp; Marlee Avenue; Blossomfield Drive; Bolingbroke Road; Dufferin Street; Apex Road/Good Sheppard Court; Caledonia Road. 2014: Total 350 • Sheppard Avenue, from Weston Road to Hwy. 404 north ramp. • Sheppard Avenue, from Herons Hill Way to Kingston Road/Port Union Road. • Yonge Street, from Yonge Boulevard to Lakeshore Boulevard. • Yonge Street, from Steeles Avenue to Mill Street. • Leslie Street, from Steeles Avenue to Eglinton Avenue. 2015: Total 350 • Bathurst Street, from Steeles Avenue to Queens Quay. • Steeles Avenue, from Yonge Street to Albion Road. 2016: Total 350 • Keele Street, from Rogers Road to Steeles Avenue. • Wilson Avenue, from Wendell Avenue to Yonge Street. • York Mills Road, from Yonge Street to Victoria Park Avenue. • Dufferin Street, from Wilson Avenue to Saskatchewan Road. - Breakdown provided by City of Toronto

released by the city. The city is converting signals from its old Main Traffic Signal System (MTSS) to the new TransSuite system. About 60 per cent of the MTSS signals have been converted so far, with an additional 300 being converted this year.

The projected overall cost over the four-year period between 2013 to 2016, including both consultant and city staff resources, is $3 million. What solutions do you feel will help alleviate traffic congestion? Email us at nym@ insidetoronto.com

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Museum donor thanked wSpadina The Economic Development Committee meets today to, among other things, say thank you to a private donor that wants to give $200,000 to the city-owned Spadina Museum. The gift comes from the estate of the late Gerald D. Yanke. Assuming the committee and council vote to accept the bequest, the funds will be used over the next four years to “support projects that improve customer service and leverage the division’s ability to generate funds and other resources to support the museum.”

david nickle the agenda Paul’s Councillor Josh Matlow to find a way of “mitigating the negative impacts of urban wildlife.” Matlow wants to see a report coming back by February, finding out how the city monitors urban wildlife and how the city might reduce their impact on Torontonians. The committee meets Thursday.

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With the summer coming, Toronto’s Licensing and Standards Committee will be looking at ways to deal with the ultimate local scofflaws: urban racoons. The committee has before it a request by St.

from Matlow to find a way to switch off nuisance lighting. Currently, the city only enforces complaints about direct lighting shining onto residents’ properties. Matlow wants to see if there’s a way to mitigate against lighting that still annoys, even if it shines elsewhere.

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On Thursday, the city’s Striking Committee, which decides which councillors will sit on which committee, will fill some holes. Scarborough East Councillor Ron Moeser has stepped down from the Community Development and Recreation Committee, and York West Councillor Anthony Perruzza has resigned from the Licensing and Standards Committee.

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Track action on course: Above, runners pass by a hurdle beside the track during the youth boys 100m race at the Royal Canadian Legion District D track and field competition Sunday at York University. At right, Daniella Costello, 15, from Agincourt Collegiate Institute, approaches the finish-line of the girls under-15 100m race.

cops on the court anti-bullying club: Nishit Bheda of Rene Gordon Elementary School tries to steal the ball from Chris Chung of the Toronto Police Service during the school’s anti-bullying club’s year-end basketball game at George S. Henry Academy Thursday afternoon. Aroni Ahmed, of Rene Gordon, takes a shot. The game was hosted by the 33 Division Community Response Unit

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Diamond award for Plumbing Contractor

Mr. Rooter Plumbing North York Saving homeowners from flood damage and costly repairs What do you think is the most valuable item in your home? Is it the big screen TV in the finished basement, the furnishings or maybe your treasured family mementos or photos? In January 2013, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Toronto, North York and Scarborough launched a campaign to bring greater public awareness to, what is by far “the” most valuable item in your basement and grant/subsidies available to install it. It is called a“backwater check valve.” Unfortunately, basement flooding is a common occurrence in many parts of Canada. While cities are doing their best to re-engineer and retro-fit degrading infrastructures, the complex system of

underground pipes, sewers and catch-basins are decades old. Improvements alone cannot completely protect family homes from basement flooding. Unforeseen or accidental problems can occur in any type of city sewer system. Autumn rains, sudden winter and spring thaws often overload even the best kept city sewer systems and the backflow can be a flood disaster waiting to happen in residential areas. “We see the devastation and disruption that take place in people’s lives when sewers back up. It is absolutely crucial that the installation of this simple device be carried out by a professional, licensed plumbing company, otherwise manufacturer warranties are voided,” states Derek Moreland, President, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Toronto. “The backwater check valve isolates the plumbing, on the inside of the home, from the city’s sewer system to help reduce the risk of flooding. Some munici-

palities will actually provide homeowners a financial grant/subsidy of up to $3,200 per property, to help protect their home and family from danger of flood.” A leader in the industry, Derek Moreland is considered to be an expert on just about anything to do with plumbing. He hires the best, most efficient licensed plumbing technicians and seeks out the latest advances and industry technology to make sure that his team is always up to date. As a family owned and operated business Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s high standard of workmanship, clean and friendly service are a reflection of the value that Derek Moreland places on his own family, his employees, their families, and ultimately the customer. When asked, the Mr. Rooter staff said of their employer, “We are fortunate to have a boss who cares as much as Derek does. His ‘open door’ policy makes us feel like our ideas and suggestions re-

ally count. We are respected in the industry because he is esteemed for his ethical standards, transparency and willingness to share advice and techniques... It’s great to work for a company that has such a positive atmosphere that you feel like part of a functional family.” Mr. Rooter takes its lead from the top. Customers appreciate the enthusiasm, team work and total professionalism during on site plumbing projects. The tech team’s prompt service, respect for a client’s home, cleanliness and professionalism are all noted and appreciated by customers. Mr. Moreland believes that installation of the approved backwater check valve is so important to public health and well-being that he has instructed his team to make the installation as simple and affordable as possible. “The whole process of applying for building permits and filling out applications for grants and subsidy programs can be positively

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Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre

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Thank You for Voting us Automotive Since 1983, York Mills Automotive has been earning the trust and loyalty of a growing number of satisfied customers. Our “PREFERRED” status with most major insurance companies, means that your car is fixed right the first time, every time. We make that extra effort to ensure that you can depend on your vehicle. The best care is the cheapest protection against costly and time consuming breakdowns and disappointing resale value. Come in and find out how cars and customers are treated at York Mills Automotive – the very best in complete car care, mechanical and body shop, and good honest value.

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Gough Optical Co. Ltd.

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Call or visit our local Toronto Centre Agency for a quote on home or auto insurance today and be entered into a monthly draw to win a $100.00 gift card.

Our agency is able to serve you in Cambodian, Cantonese, English, French, Mandarin, Persian (Farsi), Romanian and Thai.

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prescription is very important and we at Gough Optical ensure that it will be fitted properly. Your eyes are very special and must be treated as such. A family run business, we have been serving the optical needs of North York residents for over 3 decades with the latest in eyewear & contact lenses. Some of the finest Ophthalmologists & Optometrists are in our area. If you want good professional service for your eyes, give us a call. There is an old saying “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low cost is forgotten”. So visit Gough Optical for the best in quality and competitive pricing.

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CONGEE DELIGHT Lives Up Its Name!

Congee Delight has won Readers’ Choice Diamond Award for BestFamilyRestaurant. As well, it has won the “People Love Us” recognition on YELP! To achieve these honours, the restaurant is distinguished for the past two years as a favourite eatery in the community for it’s delicious cuisine, thoughtful food preparation, healthy home cook meals, vibrant and friendly atmosphere accompanied by superb service. In the clean and pleasant dining room, every dish is made fresh, with crisp vegetables and high quality meat and seafood with low sodium and oil to ensure everyone enjoys a healthier, first class dining experience. The name, Congee Delight, pays homage to their specialty dishes

of Congee rice porridge, soft and smooth served with a variety of dishes including free range chicken, abalone clams, shrimp, pork and mixed veggies. Bring the family to enjoy Congee Delight Hot Pots like lamb with bean curd stick, eggplant and oysters, salted fish and diced chicken. Special set menus for large parties of four - 10 people are available at affordable prices: with soup to start, main dishes and dessert. Congee Delight also serves gourmet dishes a la carte. Customers love the steamed Tilapia and Bass fish, deep fried tiger shrimp, pad Thai rice noodle with shrimp and chicken, lobster with ginger chow mein, as well as the seafood and vegetable fried Taiwanese vermicelli.

Fried rice is served with flavours everyone will enjoy. The General Tao chicken on rice is sweet and spicy, while the Grouper fillet and eggplant and minced pork on rice is a great contrast of flavours from land and sea. If you’re a meat lover, try the roasted pigeon, sweet and sour pork, and barbecue combos like honey bbq pork and duck. Everyday a different fresh, homemade soup is prepared with fresh veggies and meats made entirely without MSG. If you’re looking for tasty snacks, the assort-

ed veggie and shrimp spring rolls, and spice and pepper salt squid are popular items. For dessert, try the deep fried milk block or house special. Customers comment that Congee Delight is delicious, decorative and elegant with a friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Congee Delight at Skymark Plaza; it is an experience that will satisfy the stomach, delight the senses and enhance your enjoyment of life ! Customers continue to return week after week to be pampered, catered to and cared for. For reservations and take-out orders, call 416-498-6988. For more information please visit www.CongeeDelight. ca. Our address is 3555 Don Mills Rd, Unit 4.

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South St. Burger Co. What makes South St. Burger different than your average burger joint? Well, it starts with the beef. The menu features fresh, Angus beef patties from Spring Creek Ranch in Alberta where cattle are raised without the use of added hormones or antibioticsand they’re gluten free! So too are the grilled chicken breasts, signature New York Fries, and a variety of the toppings served at the 2215 Steeles Ave. W., location. The restaurant is excited to offer, four new Signature Burgers. The True North Burger is truly Canadian themed with real cheddar cheese, juicy bacon, red onions infused with maple syrup and topped with a new signature sauce.The

Mushroom and Swiss Burger is topped with sauteed mushrooms and real Swiss cheese while the Hawaiian Burger includes glazed pineapple in a sweet ginger sauce, flame grilled, topped with bacon, and a dab of wasabi mayo and red pepper relish. In true nacho style, the Nacho Burger is topped with a fresh, chunky tomato salsa and smooth guacamole. Cheddar cheese is melted over the beef with jalapeno sour cream to finish it off. South St. Burger Co. serves it’s premium food in a contemporary, New York style loft-like environment. Sides include a variety of poutines, hand-made onion rings and milkshakes. Buns ares baked by a local baker each morn-

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ing, then delivered to the store for the day’s use. South St. Burger Co., offers gluten free buns as well as a selection of real cheeses to turn your burger into a cheeseburger. The condiment counter is full of flavour, with some exotic options, including curry mayo, chiptotle BBQ sauce and Cajun onions, all of which are complimentary, and allow customers to com-

pletely customize their gourmet burger. Driven by the philosophy that it takes more than good ingredients to make a great burger, South St. Burger Co. has also made a large commitment to the environment. The company recently won the Green Leadership Award from Foodservice & Hospitality and recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2011 and 2012.


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Thank you North York for voting us the Best Pet Store

Cora is committed to promoting the importance of eating breakfast, and creating unforgettable food experiences with high-quality products and warm friendly service. Since opening her first restaurant in Quebec in 1987, Cora has changed the eating habits of an entire generation. With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, Cora’s mission was to provide customers with energy in the morning. She created unique, healthy breakfast options by improving traditional breakfast dishes and creating her own specialty meals. Today, Cora’s continues to offer a creative and healthy spin on home-style gourmet breakfasts. Many dishes fea-

and soups. The entire team at Cora Breakfast and Lunch at 861 York Mills Rd. would like to thank the readers for their Readers Choice award for Best Breakfast in the area. Cora is open Mon to Sat from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sun from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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up a portable water bottle. The store also provides monthly sampling, instore, of mostly Canadian made foods and treats for your pets. Products are healthy, nutritional food options. To sign up for a training session please call 416-665-4254. You can often find classes posted on PetValu.com.

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occurs. All sessions are run by certified trainers and cost only $20. When it comes to keeping your pet comfortable in the heat, Pet Valu offers many hydration products like cooling beds for older dogs who are greatly affected by heat, as well as dishes that can be put in the freezer and stay cool for almost 14 hours. For those long walks in the park, pick

You’re not the only one who needs to get ready for summer. Pets require extra maintenance to make it through the hot and humid weather. Pet Valu at 81 Gary Fitzgerald Dr., hosts one and a half hour training sessions outdoors, with you and your dog, to give tips on how to keep your pet hydrated and how to deal with dehydration, if it

Thank you North York for voting us the Best French Restaurant

2011

ture fresh fruits, homemade granola and yogurts while still offering eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles, crepes and more! Cora is also open for lunch. The menu is filled with specialty and gourmet sandwiches including the delicious pulled pork grilled cheese and Mediterranean beef ciabatta as well as skillets, salads, wraps

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Diamond Award for Best Insurance Company

Allstate Insurance Allstate Insurance Company of Canada’s Toronto Centre Agency has been a proud member of the community in North York since 2008 and is honoured to be a 2013 North York Mirror Readers’ Choice Diamond Award Winner! Our Agency is always looking for ways to have a positive impact on our community. We have been involved in fundraising initiatives

for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) and as part of our Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship program, we sponsored the North York Storm Hockey Tournament for Girls. We are also a regular participant in North York’s “Village Day,” a community street festival organized by the Business Improvement Area of North York that allows us the opportunity to

connect with our neighbours face to face outside of our office. This year, Allstate Canada is celebrating 60 years of protecting Canadiansandkeepingourcustomers and employees in “Good Hands®”. Our efforts recently earned us a place on Aon Hewitt’s 2013 “Best Employers in Canada”list. Allstate’s Toronto Centre Agency is located at 3257 Yonge Street and can be reached at 416-4857007. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit us at allstate.ca .

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The Etobicoke Rangers Adrian Forrest, left, slides into second base as North York Blues’ Max Lebovich makes the tag during Toronto Baseball Association minor mosquito action at Milt Dunnell Field in Bond Park on Sunday. Etobicoke went on to win the game 10-6.

GIRLS PEEWEE MONDAY, JULY 1 w Pink vs Orange (Roywood Park, 2 Roywood Dr., 7 p.m.) w Hill. Kelly vs Hill. Red (Highland Junior High School, 201 Cliffwood Rd., 7 p.m.) w Hill. White vs Hill. Royal (Cliffwood Park, 280 Cliffwood Rd., 7 p.m.) GIRLS BANTAM

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MONDAY, JULY 1 w Hillcrest Red vs Royal Blue (McNicoll Park, 215 McNicoll Ave., 7 p.m.) w Hillcrest Gold vs Pink (Linus Park, 125 Seneca Hill Dr,, 7 p.m.)

UPCOMING In North York Hearts Soccer Club action, minis division, the Red Dragons (Red) take on the Kickers (Kelly Green) at Hydro Field #4 at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1.

BOYS SQUIRT THURSDAY, JUNE 27 w Red vs Maroon (Rippleton Public School East, 21 Rippleton Rd., 6:15 p.m.) w Yellow vs Silver (Rippleton Public School West, 21 Rippleton Rd., 6:30 p.m.) w White vs Green (Rippleton Public School East, 21 Rippleton Rd., 7:15 p.m.) w Royal Blue vs Orange (Rippleton Public School West, 21 Rippleton Rd., 7:15 p.m.) BOYS ATOM TUESDAY, JUNE 25 w Red vs Yellow (Jeanne Lajoie Elementary

School, 150 Carnforth Rd., 6:30 p.m.) w Royal Blue vs Maroon (Don View Middle School, 20 Evermede Dr., 6:30 p.m.) w White / Ryl Blue vs Orange (Greenland Public School, 15 Greenland Rd., 6:30 p.m.) BOYS MOSQUITO THURSDAY, JUNE 27 w Yellow vs Sky Blue (Don Mills Collegiate south, 15 The Donway E., 6:30 p.m.)

w Royal Blue vs Red (Roywood Park, 2 Roywood Dr., 6:30 p.m.) BOYS PEEWEE TUESDAY, JUNE 25 w Yellow - vs Hillcrest Forest G (Linus Park, 125 Seneca Hill Dr., 7 p.m.) w Hillcrest Red vs White / Royal Blue (McNicholl Park, 215 McNicoll Ave., 7 p.m.)

BOYS BANTAM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 w Royal Blue vs Hillcrest Gold (McNicoll Park, 215 McNicoll Ave., 8:30 p.m.) w White / Royal vs Red (Linus Park, 125 Seneca Hill Dr,, 7 p.m.) NORTH YORK HEARTS SOCCER CLUB SQUIRTS TUESDAY, JUNE 25

w Falcons (Lime) vs. Panthers (White) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) SPORTS SCHEDULE

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Industrial/ Commercial for Sale BUSY AUTOMOBILE Sales & Auto Repair Service Centre for sale on large lot in Newmarket (17844 Leslie Street). Minutes from Hwy#404 Park & Ride and GO Station. Large 4 bedroom apartment in back with plenty of storage. Zoned Highway Commercial. $900,000. Please call 905-898-1479 for more information. No Agents.

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Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking WE BUY ALL CARS! Running or Not, we will buy it! Cars/Trucks/vans. Sell ANY Car today with ONE FREE Phone call to: 1-800-551-8647

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