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Reconstructing the historic O’Connor House

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Rebuilding from May 9 fire continues; coach house set to open this week LISA QUEEN lqueen@insidetoronto.com Three months after a devastating fire caused extensive damage to North York’s historic O’Connor House, the adjacent coach house should be able to welcome students and members of the community beginning next month, the hopeful chair of the board of directors says. The fire department is expected to carry out a final inspection of the coach house this week, Tony Wagner said. The inspection is a routine step in the restoration of the historic site, as the coach house was not affected by the fire at the O’Connor House main mansion. Once the coach house passes the

fire department’s final inspection, the city will issue a partial occupancy permit allowing the main floor and basement to be used. The O’Connor House board and officials from the Toronto Catholic District School Board are hoping to host an open house the first week of September when school is back in session. The coach house can then be used on weekdays by students of Senator O’Connor College School, just steps away, The O’Connor House board can also begin using the space on evenings and weekends for community, heritage and cultural events and can permit bookings for functions. A community >>>O’CONNOR, page 5

Students’ paintings capture the Better Way LISA QUEEN lqueen@insidetoronto.com Staff photo/JUSTIN TANG

FANCY FOOTWORK: Solomon Arase, 10, dribbles the ball through the soccer station during Kidsport Ontario’s Playground Games at Monsignor Fraser College yesterday. Children and youth aged six to 14 were introduced to several sporting activities at the event, a joint venture between KidSport Ontario the Toronto Police Service. The North York Mirror - A Metroland Community Newspaper

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The next time you are rushing through King subway station toward the Melinda Street exit, slow down and take a look at the photos in the two cabinets at the doorway.

Then, take a closer look. Those “photos” of different TTC scenes are actually paintings so intricately done that they look like photos. The artwork is the creation of students from the Claude Watson arts >>>ARTWORK, page 5

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slam dunk: At right, The Harlem Globetrotters’ Herb ‘Flight Time’ Lang dunks the ball as the Globetrotters took on the International Elite at the Rexall Centre Saturday. At top, the Globetrotters begin to ‘pray’ as Griffin Sadler, 9, takes a foul shot for the team. Above, Lang, right, dumps water on the referee. Below, Globetrotter Jonte ‘Too Tall’ Hall evades the International Elite defence. At left, Patyrick ‘Flip’ Atkins evades the referee. The basketball team played centre court during the Rogers Cup family weekend; the men’s tennis tournament continues until Sunday. Staff photos/Justin Tang

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O’Connor House chair of the board of directors Tony Wagner describes what is happening with the restoration of the historic home during a visit to the site last week.

O’Connor House on the mend >>>from page 1 open house will be held some time in the fall. Meanwhile, restoration work is continuing on the main mansion, on Rowena Drive, southwest of Victoria Park and Ellesmere Road. Walking around the construction scaffolding outside the building last week, Wagner acknowledged he gets emotional when he catches a strong whiff of smoke, which takes him back to the day of the fire on May 9. Construction crews were working on restoring O’Connor House, which was only two months from completion, when flames began shooting through the roof. While the fire didn’t appear serious at first, soon flames were climbing 30 feet into the air. “Certainly, we’re all devastated,” Wagner said at the time. “When the flames came out, I admit I started to cry.” Initially, Wagner was worried the building would be

condemned, but is ecstatic renovations have been able to continue on what is a labour of love for dozens in the community. They have worked for years to save the historic home from the wrecker’s ball. “Our mission and objective remain to...open O’Connor House for the community, for the school, for cultural events. We will push through this,” Wagner vowed at the time of the fire. He also jokingly suggested the ghost of philanthropist Senator Frank O’Connor, a politician and businessman who died in the house in 1939, would help preserve the site. Last week, Wagner said he still feels O’Connor’s spirit is playing a role in saving the building. “I don’t want to be corny but at the time (of the fire), I said Frank O’Connor is still here. I still feel that,” he said, praising the level of co-operation between the O’Connor House board, school board officials,

staff from the city’s preservation services, the architect and contractors. Wagner is hoping the main mansion can open sometime during the first few months of 2013, which will dovetail with the 50th anniversary of the school. While he is thrilled the building has been saved, Wagner said there have been many challenges to overcome, including extensive smoke damage and severe water damage. Meanwhile, Wagner said the city should soon be issuing a fire restoration permit that will allow the roof to be replaced, although it may be repaired. Also, crews are trying to save historic crown moulding. They are also installing an elevator. He estimated the fire caused between $500,000 and $1 million damage, adding insurance issues are being handled by the school board and construction contractors.

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>>>from page 1 program at North York’s Earl Haig Secondary School northwest of Sheppard and Willowdale avenues. Art teacher Gary Low challenged about 60 students – a Grade 12 majors class and two elective classes – to take photos of TTC scenes that resonated with them. The students then painted intricate acrylic works of those settings on canvas in a technique known as photo realism, said Nazy Sakhavarz, head of the school’s visual arts department. The paintings feature TTC vehicles, turnstiles, subway stations and other items of Toronto’s Better Way. “You are going for a level of realism that is almost exactly like a photograph.” Sakhavarz said. “That is (Low’s) forte, teaching kids to do highly focused paintings.” Some of the pieces are hanging in the King subway cabinets until September.

“What you see in the cabinets is the best of the best,” Sakhavarz said. Because the Claude Watson arts program draws students from across the city, many pupils spend significant time riding buses, streetcars and subways getting to and from school, she said. So, they had many possibilities to draw from when they chose the scene they wanted to capture. “It can be mundane but it can have a special connection to them,” Sakhavarz said. Not only do the students have a connection to the artwork, but it speaks to people looking at the paintings as well, she said. Many people have sat on a bench or gone through a turnstile featured in a painting. “There are lovely connections between the viewer and the art,” Sakhavarz said. “I think people, first of all, they’re amazed. They’re amazed it’s a painting because

it’s so highly realistic. When they realize it’s a painting, the wow factor comes in that you are able to achieve that. It is very impossible to think a 17-year-old or a 16-year-old managed to pull something like that off.” The exhibit at the King subway isn’t the first time the artwork has been on public display. A few months ago, six paintings hung at City Hall when the school partnered with the Arts for Cancer Foundation, Sakhavarz said. “People are really wowed by them,” she said. The artwork is also featured in a YouTube video at http://bit.ly/nym_king Artwork created by Claude Watson students will likely be displayed in the King subway cabinets on a rotating basis, said Sakhavarz, who is hoping to collaborate with other schools for projects in the future.

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Distracted driving campaign kicks off in North York RAHUL GUPTA nym@insidetoronto.com Kevin Sack has a message for motorists who feel they need to constantly text or make calls while on the road: use transit instead. “That’s a good idea,” said Sack, a vice president of communications for 407 ETR, which owns and operates the 407 toll highway. “I don’t think anyone has something so important they have to take their own life, or the life of others, just because they have to communicate.” Sack, who was once a spokesperson for the City of Toronto, was part of a group of helmeted volunteers last Wednesday demonstrating the dangers of distracted driving, some of them texting from a phone while attempting to maneuver an electric go-kart along a racetrack at Grand Prix Kartways, located inside Downsview Park. “You can’t concentrate on both texting and driving, you just can’t,” he said afterward. “Maybe if you’re stationary or at your computer, but not operating a vehicle.”

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Joanne Banfield, manager, trauma injury prevention Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, demonstrates the danger of texting and driving during a news conference by CAA, the ministry of transportation and the OPP on distracted driving last Wednesday at the Grandprix Kartways.

The demonstration was part of a press conference for the Missing Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign, organized by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the provincial ministry of transportation and a traffic safety coalition

made up of various organizations formed to spread awareness of the dangers of driving while distracted, which was the cause of 53 deaths in Ontario last year. The four-week campaign, which began officially earlier this month, highlights the important milestones of life like graduating

high school or getting married that could be lost forever thanks to the careless actions of distracted drivers, who are 23 times more likely to suffer a serious automobile accident if texting, said Don Bell of the OPP. “If you drive while distracted you’re putting yourself, your passengers and members of the public at risk,” he said. Bell, chief superintendent of the OPP’s highway safety division, said the force investigated more than 7,500 collisions on provincial highways in 2011, all of which were caused by the “irresponsible” choices of drivers. He urged drivers to refrain from any activities that averted their attention from the road, from brushing their hair or fiddling with the radio. “Even a moment’s distraction can be dangerous,” he said. Teresa Di Felice from the CAA said the Missing campaign was designed to focus on all drivers. “It applies to everybody, every age group,” said Di Felice, director of government and media relations. “It’s about focusing on your own behaviours and what you

can do to change them.” She said CAA was examining current enforcement of the ban on hand-held devices while driving, which was introduced by the Ontario government in 2009, but not prepared at this time to lobby for higher penalties. “We’re always open to discussing if there should be changes, but the issue is not easy to enforce,” she said. “Education is the first step in actually being able to reach people.” The current fine for using a hand-held device while driving is $155. Despite the slow speeds of the go-karts, driver Joanne Banfield said her heart was racing as she took part in the demonstration. “We’re in a controlled environment so the potential is low for injury,” said Banfield, a manager at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. “On the road, we don’t often drive at 15 kilometres per hour. People who are texting might, but they’re definitely not paying attention.” n For transit and commuter news on Twitter, follow @TOinTransit


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Municipal Class Environmental Assessment - Notice of Study Completion The City ofToronto has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to advance the recommendations of the City’s Wet Weather Flow Master Plan (approved by City Council in 2003) to capture and treat polluted stormwater and combined sewer overflows (CSO’s) that are discharged to the Don River and Central Waterfront. This will help to improve water quality and our environment. In addition, necessary upgrades have been identified to the City’s critical sanitary trunk sewer infrastructure within the study area to improve operations and service future growth. The study has defined the problems/opportunities, identified and evaluated alternatives, and determined a preferred solution and design in consultation with the City ofToronto, regulatory agencies, and the public.The City has accepted the consultant’s recommendations regarding the preferred solution and design, including the following project components: Sanitary Trunk Sewer System l A Lower Don/Coxwell BypassTunnel that will be used on a contingency basis as a bypass to the existing Coxwell SanitaryTrunk Sewer (STS) allowing for periodic maintenance and any necessary repairs of the Coxwell STS, l Four underground storage tanks for offline storage of peak sanitary flows where additional capacity is needed. l Upgrades to the NorthTorontoTreatment Plant (NTTP). Wet Weather Flow Collection and Storage System l Three integrated tunnels (Lower Don/Coxwell BypassTunnel,Taylor Massey CreekTunnel, and Inner HarbourTunnel) connected to an equivalent of 15 underground vertical storage shafts that will collect and store wet weather flows and convey these flows to a new wet weather flow treatment facility. l Three underground storage tanks for offline storage of wet weather flows from four remote outfall locations. Treatment of Collected Wet Weather Flow l A new wet weather treatment facility that will provide high-rate treatment of wet weather flows and will be located on future lakefill in the waterlot south of the existing Ashbridges BayTreatment Plant. l A new pumping station in Ashbridges Grove Park with forcemains connecting to the new wet weather flow treatment facility. l Retrofit of an existing CSO tank at the NorthTorontoTreatment Plant. Opportunities for Review The study was carried out following the requirements for Schedule ‘C’ projects under the Municipal Class EA. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been completed and placed on public record for a 45-day review period starting August 10, 2012 and ending September 24, 2012.The ESR will be available for review on the project website at www.toronto.ca/cleanwaterways and at the following locations: Beaches Library 2161 Queen St. E. 416 393 7703

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Excitement is heating up for the thousands of volunteers, participants and sports fans eagerly awaiting the launch of the Ontario Summer Games (OSG) next week. The opening ceremony of the bi-annual Olympic-style competition is 7 p.m. Thursday at Varsity Stadium. Organizing committee chair Rahul Bhardwaj and his team began preparations for the Toronto event a few months after the completion of the 2010 games in Sudbury. The challenge is to take all that planning and make it a reality, he said. “It is truly remarkable what we have built with these games,” he said. “The organizing committee has been working for 18 months and now thousands of volunteers are also operating to help the games. So many people are civically engaged and want to be the best host to their province. They are doing an

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Movies Under the Stars WHEN: 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Park, 1-35 Carl Hall Rd. CONTACT: 416-952-2222, info@downsviewpark.ca, www.downsviewpark.ca Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a free family-friendly movie outdoors at dusk. There is an indoor rain location. Movie listings and details online. Weekly until Aug. 31. Songs and Stories with Mikey V. WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Victoria Village Library, 184 Sloane Ave. CONTACT: 416-395-5950 COST: Free A fun-filled musical show featuring some songs from the DVD ‘Alfredo Tomato.’ Listen to Mikey V’s wacky stories and his original and traditional songs delivered in a fun and silly way.

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Linda’s Walk WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: St. Bonaventure Parish Centre, 1340 Leslie St. CONTACT: Teresa Lindert, 416-6900330, www.stclareinn.org COST: $25/ adult Donate a morning of your time and help raise funds for St. Clare Inn, a transitional housing program for homeless women living with mental health challenges. Join in the easy five-kilometre walk through the Don Mills neighbourhood. Register and fundraise online.

n Sunday, Aug. 12

Ontario Iris Society Auction and Sale

WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Terry Laurin, 905-841-9676, tlaurin@rogers.com, sites.google.com/ site/ontarioirissociety/ An auction of newer iris introductions followed by a sale of iris rhizomes supplied from members’ gardens. Sunday Serenades WHEN: 7:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. CONTACT: Stephanie Slaptsis, 416-395-7318, sslapts@toronto.ca, www.toronto.ca/ special_events/sundays Every Sunday until Aug. 19, dance the evening away to free live performances by some of the best acts in swing, jazz and big band music. Tonight, Anthony Terpstra Seventet & the Sparklettes.

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YOUth Decide WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Rory’s Place/ Wynn Fitness, 2737 Keele St. CONTACT: Adam Perry, 647-776-2057, jadamperry@gmail.com YOUth Decide is an initiative for newcomer youth interested in developing their leadership potential and skills, while helping to organize community projects and complete volunteer hours.

n Tuesday, Aug. 14

Knight School WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: York Woods Public Library, 1785 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: 416-395-5980 COST: Free Boys and girls aged six to 12 are invited

to enroll in the Summer Reading Club’s Knight School. Knights-in-training will play a variety of board and video games, participate in stories, and compete in tournaments. Call to register. No groups please. Also on Aug. 21. How to Get Your Driver’s Licence WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Newcomer Services for Youth, 3424 Weston Rd. CONTACT: Linette Menezes, 416-3952045 COST: Free An information session in order to better understand the process of obtaining an Ontario driver’s license. Baby Time WHEN: 11 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: 416-395-5720 COST: Free Join us with your baby (0 to 18 months) for bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. Parental/caregiver participation required. Register in branch, or call. Newcomer Seniors Program WHEN: 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Rory’s Place/ Wynn Fitness, 2737 Keele St. CONTACT: Nora Stalker, 647-776-2057, nstalker@ mnlct.org, www.mnlct.org Free settlement services for newcomer seniors who are permanent residents to Canada. Knitting for Charities WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Centennial Public Library, 578 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Zelda Pasternack, 416-3955490, honey.coleman@gmail.com

New knitters/crocheters welcome every Tuesday night. Needles and yarn provided. Yarn donations welcome.

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Toronto Scrabble Club WHEN: 6:15 p.m. WHERE: 4169 Bathurst St. CONTACT: Lynda, 416-2253535, lyndawise@yahoo.com, www. torontoscrabbleclub.com Join us for three games of Scrabble. All levels welcome to weekly meetings. New Horizons Toastmasters WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Edithvale Community Center, 131 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: www.newhorizonstoastmasters.info/ Improve your leadership and public speaking skills. Guest are welcome. HOPE Parents Support Group WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Bernice, 905-737-3403, nlevy@rogers.com, helpingotherparentseverywhere.com/ We help parents feel more in control of their lives through creating healthy boundaries and using positive communication strategies.

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Organic Farmers Marketplace WHEN: 3 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: http://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/ Weekly until Oct. 4.

Rabbit and Bear Paws WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Concourse, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: 416-395-5535 COST: Free An interactive puppet performance presented by author-illustrator Chad Solomon. Participants help Chad retell the Anishinabe Creation teaching of Nanabozhoo and the Animals. Through the eyes of Rabbit and Bear Paws hear the story of how Turtle Island came to be. Drop in, for ages five and up. Movies Under the Stars WHEN: 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Park, 1-35 Carl Hall Rd. CONTACT: 416-952-2222, info@downsviewpark.ca, www.downsviewpark.ca Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a free family-friendly movie outdoors at dusk. There is an indoor rain location. Movie listings and details online. Weekly until Aug. 31.

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Sunday Serenades WHEN: 7:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. CONTACT: Stephanie Slaptsis, 416-395-7318, sslapts@toronto.ca, www.toronto.ca/ special_events/sundays Dance the evening away to free live performances by some of the best acts in swing, jazz and big band music. Tonight, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra, an 18-piece big band made up of graduates from Toronto’s top university and college jazz programs.

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59 MUNRO BLVD • OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4PM

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