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York U. honours Montreal massacre victims LISA QUEEN lqueen@insidetoronto.com In a classroom at York University, about three dozen people stood in a large circle holding up battery-operated candles as the names of 14 women slain by gunman Marc Lepine in the 1989 Montreal massacre were read aloud. The ceremony was held Dec. 5, one day before the 24th anniversary of the day Lepine walked into a classroom at Ecole Polytechnique engineering school and separated the male and female students. Denouncing feminism, he shot the nine women in the room, killing six. He then walked through the building, shooting women. In the end, he had killed 14 women and injured 10 women and four men before fatally shooting himself. York’s Centre for Human Rights held its ceremony to commemorate both the victims of the Montreal massacre and all victims of gender-

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Members of the community at York University observe a moment of silence during a vigil marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women last Thursday afternoon at Vari Hall.

based violence. Participants were urged to remember those who have been killed, reflect on their role as members of the university’s community and as global citizens to ensure they

are doing what they can to stop violence, and to reunite with others to fight all forms of violence on York’s campuses. The opening ceremony for the event was conducted by

Aboriginal elder Laureen Waters, who offered a prayer asking that people work together in love, compassion and kindness to eliminate gender-based violence. Women around the world

are disrespected every second, every minute, every hour and every day and we have to retrain our minds to treat each other with love and gentleness, Waters said. “Violence knows no race, no colour. It affects everyone,” she added. University president Mamdouh Shoukri thanked participants for gathering together to remember victims of the Montreal massacre. “Today, we come together a s o n e f a m i l y a t Yo r k University to commemorate this national day of remembrance and action (against) violence against women,” he said. Shoukri, an engineer whose daughter is an engineer, said the massacre hits close to home. “Today, we are here to remember and honour the 14 victims of this tragic and senseless (shooting). Fourteen women who were already remarkable for pursuing their studies in a historically maledominated field.”

Residents speak out on future of Downsview Park LISA QUEEN lqueen@insidetoronto.com Canada Lands Company officials invited residents to tell them what they think about future plans for Downsview Park. They got an earful. Meeting with the broad community for the first time since it was appointed a year ago by the federal government to take over the park, Canada Lands held a public information session last week at the park’s Warehouse Event Venue to give residents a chance to shape a consultation process launching in the new year. After a presentation by acting general manager of real estate, Rodger Martin, which some residents complained

focused more on development in the area and on Canada Lands projects in other parts of the country than on plans for the park and how it will benefit the community, the five dozen residents at the meeting held roundtable discussions. As a member of each table stood to share their group’s ideas, it became clear participants share many of the same concerns, such as the extent of development slated for the park, development in the larger Downsview community, the impact of growth on traffic and infrastructure, the need for new schools and amenities such as a community centre, a concern that the future of Downsview Park is profit-driven, the transpar-

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Rosemar y Bell, Masani Montague and husband and wife Naveed and Zahra Sheraly. T h e y s h a re d s i m i l a r concerns about the future of the park, although they represented different parts of the community – Buligan, Burola and Bell are long-time residents while the Sheralys have bought a home that will be built in the park in the next 18 months to two years and Montague, the executive director of the Upfront Theatre Foundation, is fearful of escalating fees groups are being charged to host festivals at the park. “I’m tired of waiting for this (a vision for the park) to happen. And the park is a lot smaller than what is was sup-

posed to be and I’m very disappointed with the amount of development,” Buligan said. Zahra Sheraly is wondering about the community she and her husband will be moving into. “We live at Yonge and Sheppard. I don’t want to go from an area with all these amenities to nothing. We want to move into a good community,” she said. Input from the community is essential to make sure Downsview Park ends up being the place the community wants, York Centre MP Mark Adler said. “I’m looking forward to working very closely with all of you because we all have a lot of skin in this game,” he said.

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he Toronto District School Board is faced with a stark reality: a declining student population, while its hard costs continue to grow. But, in an attempt to rein in some of these growing costs, the province is contemplating selling $60 million worth of school properties this year. The loss of such valuable community space will not only impact students but the city as a whole. Where will not only students, but sports and community organizations, hold their events – sports or otherwise? How will we keep students active if there is no place to play sports or participate in outdoor activities? In a time when more and our view more community organizaare looking for comExplore creative tions munity space, to sell off these properties is, in the words of solutions in Karen Pitre, Toronto Sports partnerships Council chair, “mind-boggling.” There is a truth that some school populations are shrinking, and keeping schools open just for the sake of a small student body is not economical. Some schools will need to close, but community space is at a premium in Toronto. Neighbourhoods across the city are trying to carve out small parcels of land for community space, and with large playing fields already in existence, it begs the question: Why sell such valuable real estate? How will the community as a whole benefit by the selling of a field? Why not look to partnerships with organizations to help preserve fields? Give the space over to the city to manage as a park or sports field. Take a different direction – create a covered skating rink like that at Greenwood Park, which can be used year-round for other things, including concerts and other sports. This is a time for creative thinking, not a time when it’s easier to just sell off a commodity. It’s important for the community – politicians included – to look at the community space that’s currently there, and think of ways to keep it there or make it better. Some properties will have to be sold, but others should be preserved, improved, and become places that build community rather than divide it.

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o, I was minding my own business last night, double parked on the sofa in front of the tube watching Scarborough’s Got Talent, when the phone rang. I was fully expecting to hear that I had won a free trip to Florida, my 27th this week, but much to my delight it turned out to be a legit call. It was from none other than THE legendary Agnes Read herself, founder of the internationally renowned Agnes Read poll. Agnes: “Good evening. Permit me to introduce to myself. This is none other than THE legendary Agnes Read herself, founder of the internationally renowned Agnes Read poll. Is this Jamie Wayne?” Jamie: “In the flesh. Which reminds me. Hang on for a second. I’ll just grab a bathrobe in case you’re calling on Skype. There. OK. So, what’s going on?” Agnes: “I’ve got a few quick questions if I’m not interrupting anything.”

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY Jamie: “You’re not. I was just watching a little television. A local comedian was doing an hysterical impression of a TTC escalator that was actually working and the poor guy still got voted off the island. I tell ya, the judges are even tougher on this show than the ones on Parkdale’s Got Talent. Anyhow, go ahead.” Agnes: Thank you. The survey I’m taking tonight is about company Christmas parties, which seem to be making a big comeback. I’m just calling to find out if your office is having a Secret Santa-themed affair this year.” Jamie: “Ha, ha, ha. That’s a good one. Who is this, really? Is that you, Ted?” Agnes: “I told you, it’s me. THE legendary Agnes Read herself, founder of the internationally renowned Agnes Read poll. And it was

a simple yes or no question. Are you having a Secret Santa soiree? What’s so funny about that?” Jamie: “Agnes, Agnes, Agnes. Come on now. If my company is having a Secret Santa party and I tell you, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore, now would it? You think I just fell off an eggnog truck?” Agnes: “What the heck is an eggnog truck?” Jamie: “It’s a turnip truck getting in the holiday spirit. I take back what I said earlier about you having a great sense of humour.” Agnes: “I hate to break it to you, Secret Santa events are quite commonplace. Telling someone their office is having one is not betraying a secret.” Jamie: “Oh really?” Agnes: “Yes, really. The only way you would do that is by telling somebody whose name you picked out of the hat to become their Secret Santa.” Jamie: “And you wouldn’t dare ask me that, now would

you?” Agnes: “Heavens, no.” Jamie: “That’s good, because I most certainly wouldn’t tell you that, either.” Agnes: “Jamie, please. I have to know. Please, please, please.” Jamie: “N. O. No. Good night, Tiffany.” Agnes: “You mean Agnes. THE legendary Agnes Read herself, founder of the internationally renowned Agnes Read poll. Jamie: “No, I mean Tiffany. THE legendary Tiffany herself, founder of the locally renowned effort to try and find out who her Secret Santa is long before the big day arrives – that is, if indeed such a day will arrive this year, of course. And as you well know by now, on both subjects, my lips are permanently sealed.” Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Tot Shabbat with Tom’s Amazing Cats Puppet Show WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave.CONTACT: 416-487-3281, www.templesinai.net, programs@ templesinai.net COST: $20

OLIVER! WHERE: Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. CONTACT: Box Office, 416-755-1717 COST: $28 The Civic Light-Opera Co. presents the family musical Oliver!, a heartwarming musical based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Oliver Twist. Designed and directed by Joe Cascone, the show features David Haines as Fagin and introduces 11-year old Brian Hooper as Oliver.

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Winter Wonderland Flea Market WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Cummer Lodge Auditorium, 205 Cummer Ave. CONTACT: Liz McMulkin, 416-392-9493, lmcmulki@ toronto.ca COST: Free Clothing, jewelry, scarves, scented products, glassware, household and more. Whimz Live Animal Show WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Amesbury Park Library, 1565 Lawrence Ave. W. CONTACT: Elsa, 416-395-5420, elsapoon@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free All ages. Drop-in, so first come, first served. K-dance Revolution: Innovative Korean Dance Performance WHEN: 7:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Toronto Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St. CONTACT: Mi Young Kim, 416-443 9329,

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. kdance@KoreanDance.net COST: $25 for seniors and students, $30 for adults An innovative traditional Korean dance performance by ArtCal Ryu dance company from Korea. Christmas by Lamplight at Black Creek WHEN: 6 to 9:30 p.m., today and Dec. 21 WHERE: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. CONTACT: 416 736-1733, http:// christmasbylamplight.ca, bcpvinfo@ trca.on.ca COST: see website Bathed in the glow of lamplight and dressed in its finest holiday decor, Black Creek comes alive with live music, food and activities.

Program only or with dinner options available. The Candy Cane Experience WHEN: 4:30 to 6 p.m. WHERE: East Toronto Chinese Baptist Church, 22 Carnforth Rd. CONTACT: Rose Litwin, 416-554-6554, www.etcbc. org, rose.marie.litwin@gmail.com COST: Free Community Children’s Christmas Party for children 3 to 10 years old.

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Parkwoods United Church Christmas Concert WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr. CONTACT: 416-447-5519, www.parkwoodsunitedchurch.ca, office@parkwoodsunitedchurch.ca COST: Free-will offering Music presented by the choirs of Parkwoods United Church and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Refreshments after the concert. All welcome.

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Toronto Scrabble Club WHEN: 6:15 to 9:45 p.m. WHERE: Earl Bales Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St CONTACT: John Chew, 416-876-7675 COST: $4 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting WHEN: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: St. George on Yonge Anglican, 5350 Yonge Street CONTACT: 416-5886134 COST: Free Holiday Animation Movie Night WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Amesbury Park Library, 1565 Lawrence Ave. W. CONTACT: Elsa, 416-395-5420, elsapoon@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Put together by NFB Film Club, the screening includes seven short holiday animations. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program.

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John Epping’s Olympic dreams will not be realized in Sochi after his North York-based team finished with a 1-6 round-robin record at Canada’s star-studded Roar of the Rings Olympic qualifier in Winnipeg last week. The Peterborough native who now lives in North York and curls out of the Donalda Club had his best result to open the tournament with a thrilling 10-end 9-8 win over 2010 Brier and world champion Kevin Koe. But the week belonged to fellow Ontarian Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie rink who earned their tickets to Sochi with a perfect 8-0 record. victim recovering wShooting

A woman is recovering after being shot in North York Thursday. Police believe the woman was getting out of a car when at least one other occupant

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Ontario Science Centre’s Human Edge exhibit opens with 80 interactive displays

Learn about your amazing body FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com How far can humans push their limits? That is the central question surrounding AstraZeneca Human Edge, the first new permanent exhibit to open at the Ontario Science Centre in seven years. The 10,000-square-foot exhibition focuses on the human body, health, fitness and nutrition, exploring limits that athletes, adventure-seekers and survivors discover through training, determination and risk-taking through more than 80 interactive exhibits. “Our vision is to inspire a life-long journey of discovery,” Lesley Lewis, CEO of the Don Mills Road and Eglinton

Avenue science centre, said during a media preview last week. “We hope this opening will continue to fulfill this commitment. We hope you leave with a stronger appreciation of the human body.” The exhibit, which opened to the public Saturday with regular admission, also includes a 26-foot climbing wall that allows visitors to explore rock faces and mountain peaks, climbing with gloves and a heavy pack, while dealing with increasing altitude, decreasing air pressure and temperature, and exposure to weather and sun. “We took an idea about the human body and asked serious questions about what we are,” said Dr. Hooley

We took an idea about the human body and asked serious questions about what we are. What are our limits? Where can we go? – Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, vice-president and chief science officer at the Ontario Science Centre

McLaughlin, vice-president and chief science officer at the Ontario Science Centre. “What are our limits? Where can we go?” The centre’s team of scientists, designers, writers and craftspeople collaborated with leading experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, physiology, bio-mechanics, and sports medicine. The development process focused on organic shapes representative of the human form. The entire exhibition was built in-house over 18 months using environmentally friendly and sustainable materials and processes. Biopharmaceutical business AstraZeneca Canada and Sun Life Financial are sponsor partners of the exhibit.

the five themes w In the Beginning explores in-utero development, the changes a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy, and how environmental factors can influence the expression of genes. Tanks of fluorescent zebra fish demonstrate how humans inherit traits from their parents.

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w Mind and Body Limits delves into the fundamentals of the human machine – the muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems. Visitors will learn about strength, endurance, longevity and aging, and hear stories about real people who are pushing the edges of what we previously believed to be humanly possible. Gaze inside the Visible Human and look at your future self with the Aging Machine. Visitors will also learn about the power of the human brain with the Glass Floor exhibit that demonstrates the amygdala’s (the primitive reptilian portion of the human brain) fight or flight response.

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w Personal Limits explores four common fitness activities: running, cycling, rowing and dance. Are we born to run long distances? How do we balance on bicycles? What’s the most important factor to win a rowing race

Right, Brenna Desando and Jill Crich listens to audio of Mandy-Rae Cruickshank’s experience of freediving in the Single Breath exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre’s Human Edge. Photo above, visitors learn about the flexibility and physical strength that dance requires.

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The wrap-up of a monthslong art program for youths ended with a gallery-style exhibit inside an apartment building lobby last Thursday. The Art Eclipse exhibit showcased pieces ranging from masks to paintings to sculptures, all created by youths aged seven to 13 in the Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue area. The exhibit was the culmination of Supernova Arts, a long-running series of free art workshops for kids run by Art Starts at the Neptune Drive complex. The exhibit, which was displayed in the lobby for one hour in the evening, drew parents and curious onlookers, said Myra Leibu, Art Starts’ program director.

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on stage at Solar Stage w'Cinderella’ Solar Stage is bringing Cinderella to the children’s theatre on various dates until Jan. 12. In this musical comedy version of the Grimm fairy tale, Cinderella, who is treated unfairly by her selfish stepsisters, responds with patience and kindness towards all, trusting that the future will bring her a change of fortune. It is geared to kids aged three to 10. Solar Stage is at 4950 Yonge St. on the concourse level of The Madison Centre, three blocks north of Sheppard Avenue. Visit www.solarstage.on.ca on stage until Dec. 22 w‘Oliver!’

Civic Light-Opera Company presents the heartwarming musical based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Oliver! is on stage at Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr., until Dec. 22 Call the box office at 416755-1717 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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The annual Christmas concert takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 85 Parkwoods Village Dr. Refreshments will be served after the concert. All are welcome. A free-will offering will be taken.

Canada Chorus offers holiday songs wUpper Nutcracker’ back in North York w‘The The Toronto Centre for the Arts hosts a performance from the Upper Canada Chorus and special guest, Canadian sensation Mark Masri, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Enjoy the sounds of classical music from Bach, as well as holiday favourites, with more than 300 young voices coming together to celebrate the season. The show is in the George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. Visit www.tocentre.com/georgeweston/ ucc2013

concert at Parkwoods United wChristmas Parkwoods United Church offers an afternoon of Christmas music presented by the choirs of Parkwoods United Church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

The classic charm and pageantry of The Nutcracker hits the stage in North York for its sixth annual performance. The Russian version of The Nutcracker is presented by Toronto International Ballet Theatre in the Main Stage Theatre of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Young dancers from across Toronto will be joined by principal dancers Kathleen Breen Combes and Jeffrey Cirio from Boston Ballet. There are three shows: 7 p.m. Dec. 20; and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Visit www.tocentre.com/ mainstage/thenutcracker

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The North York Mirror looks at the changing trends and demographics in its local neighbourhoods. Data courtesy Statistics Canada via the City of Toronto.

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Italian is the most common nonofficial language in Rustic. In the 2011 census, 15.2 per cent of residents listed Italian as their Mother Tongue, and 8.4 per cent listed Italian as their Home Language.

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

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Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Rustic listing Portuguese as their Home Language more than quadrupled (60 to 255).

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The number of people listing Somali as their Home Language in Rustic has risen noticeably, by 39.7 per cent between 2006 and 2011.

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Between 2001 and 2011, the age group that experienced the largest percentage decrease to its numbers was Working Age (age 25-64): 4.3 per cent.

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION In Rustic, 22.5 per cent of the neighbourhood’s population is aged 14 and under, according to the 2011 census. That number is 15.3 per cent in the City of Toronto. Also, 46.6 per cent of Rustic’s population is aged between 25 and 64. That number is 57.5 per cent in all of Toronto.

After the number dipped slightly between 2001 and 2006, the number of people in Rustic that are between the ages of 15 and 24 grew 8.3 per cent between 2006 and 2011.

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BIXI gets cash infusion Toronto’s BIXI bike sharing service is getting a badly needed cash infusion – and soon a new name. Denzil-Minnan Wong, chair of the City of Toronto’s public works and infrastructure committee, announced last week that BIXI will receive $5 million from the city’s street furniture provider Astral Media, which has agreed to re-allocate the funds from its existing contract with the city. In addition, control of BIXI’s operations will be transferred from Montreal-based company PBSC to the city-owned Toronto Parking Authority as of the spring. Minnan-Wong also announced the bike share service will receive a new name as part of a future corporate sponsorship deal. Such agreements are already in place for bike shares in New York City and London, UK. The money earmarked for the installation of 11 automated toilets across the city will now go toward BIXI’s bottom line, a sign of Astral’s desire to help the bike share, said company spokesperson Luc Beaulieu.

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Union Pearson Express Electrification Environmental Assessment Transit Project Assessment Study and Class Environmental Assessment Study

NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT Metrolinx is proposing to electrify the Union Pearson (UP) Express route beginning at the future UP Express Union Station in the City of Toronto and terminating at the future UP Express Pearson Station (Terminal 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport) in the City of Mississauga. The project involves the electrification of approximately 25 kilometres of track along the Union Station GO Rail Corridor and Kitchener GO Rail Corridor to Highway 427, where the route then follows the new UP Express spur line (under construction) into Toronto Pearson (see map below). The purpose of the project is to convert the UP Express route from diesel to electric power. Electrification of the UP Express is part of The Big Move, Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan which will dramatically improve how people move in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. Funding for the electrification is dependent on the Metrolinx Investment Strategy. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) PROCESS Metrolinx and Hydro One are carrying out a parallel EA process to satisfy both Metrolinx’s requirements under the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) and Hydro One’s requirements under the Class EA for Minor Transmission Facilities (Class EA). The parallel EA process involves both EAs being completed simultaneously. The Environmental Project/ Study Report will be made available for public review and comment. THE PROJECT Electrification of the UP Express route will be achieved through a Traction Electrification System which will provide electricity to the trains by means of a Traction Power Distribution System (Metrolinx) and Traction Power Supply System (Hydro One). TRACTION POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM The proposed Traction Power Distribution System is an Overhead Contact System (OCS) comprised of a wiring system providing power to the trains. The wiring system will be suspended from a number of OCS structures (i.e. portals, cantilevers) placed along and over the track. The Traction Power Distribution System also includes two Paralleling Stations (PS) to boost the voltage along the UP Express route, as well as gantries which provide power to the OCS, and are located in the vicinity of each PS. A new electrified maintenance facility will need to be built to carry out maintenance on the new electric trains. The environmental impact of the Traction Power Distribution System components and electrified maintenance facility is being assessed under the Transit Project Assessment Process, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08 – Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings.

TRACTION POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM Electrification of the UP Express requires a connection to Ontario’s electrical system. It is proposed that the power be supplied from the existing 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that runs between Hydro One’s Claireville Transformer Station (located near Highway 407 and Highway 27 in the City of Vaughan) and Richview Transformer Station (located near Highway 401 and Highway 27 in the City of Toronto). Cables will deliver power to a new 230 kV Traction Power Substation (TPS). The TPS will convert the voltage from 230 kV, to 25 kV so that it can be used to power the electric trains. The Traction Power Supply system is subject to provincial Environmental Assessment Act approval in accordance with the Class EA for Minor Transmission Facilities. CONSULTATION Members of the public, agencies and other interested parties are encouraged to participate in the EA process by attending consultation opportunities or contacting the project team directly with information, comments or questions. Consultation opportunities are planned and will be advertised on the project websites, in local newspapers and via direct mail. A second round of joint Public Open Houses are planned for winter 2014 to present and seek feedback on both the TPAP (Metrolinx) and Class EA (Hydro One) project components. Consultation with the public, review agencies and First Nations and Métis communities is a key component to the UP Express Electrification EA. If you would like to submit a comment or question, or receive additional information related to the UP Express Electrification Project, please send an email to the project team at: electrification@metrolinx.com or contact: Karen Pitre Executive Director, Electrification Metrolinx-GO Transit 20 Bay Street, Suite 600 Toronto, ON M5J 2W3 tel: 416-874-5910 e-mail: electrification@metrolinx.com www.gotransit.com/electrification

Patricia Staite Environmental Planner Hydro One Networks Inc. 483 Bay Street TCT6 Toronto, ON M5G 2P5 tel: 416-345-6799 e-mail: Community.Relations@HydroOne.com www.HydroOne.com/projects

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cation director’s office, which are required by the board’s own procurement policy. Toronto District School Board “I recognize we do need (TDSB) officials responded to to improve,” said Quan, who a forensic audit report released recently accepted the role as Tuesday that revealed TDSB TDSB education director on a senior staff received more than full-time basis. “There’s room $1 million in raises between for growth there.” March 2010 and August 2013 Other findings in the audit despite a provincial wage reported education program freeze for the broader public funds totalling $3.2 million may not have been used in sector (BPS). The audit was conducted accordance with the provinby Ernst & Young this past cial regulations and about 30 June after then-acting eduper cent of selected trustee cation director Donna Quan expense claims were identified expressed concerns and asked as potentially ineligible. the Ministry Quan acknowledged of Education the 27 recomto examine This is a turning point mendations its financial management for the TDSB. Every outlined in practices. The Ernst & dollar must go into the repor t also Young report the classroom. t o a d d re s s found that the board’s 45 per cent – Donna Quan financial of 20 sample procurement policies and contracts didn’t use the comprocedures. petitive bidding process as “ We will address the well as 79 per cent of the transconcern,” said Quan, who actions conducted by the eduwouldn’t say until further

study of the report whether or not staff or trustees would be asked to return pay raises or expenses respectively. But she noted her intention to work with the Ministry of Education to come up with an action plan for the new year. “This is a turning point for the TDSB,” Quan said. “Every dollar must go into the classroom. I want to assure the public that the Toronto District School Board...will raise the bar on accountability and how we use funds.” Minister of Education Liz Sandals said she expects the board to take the recommendations seriously and act in a timely manner to ensure public dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly. “The ministry will work with the board to finalize a plan early in the new year that will outline how the board will address the concerns raised in the report,” Sandals said in a statement.

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Grades 1 and 2 students from Seneca Hill Public School will continue to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle thanks to another $1,000 grant received by the North York school. Teachers Niki Koutsovasilis and Melanie Borst applied for the Metro Green Apple School Program grant for the second time in two years, submitting a plan that would motivate students to develop healthy eating habits. “Our goal was to have the primary grades 1 and 2 learn about healthy living,” Koutsovasilis said. “I think you have to start at a young age,” added Borst, noting students also learned the importance of physical fitness last year. “We did some workshops about physical dance.” With the new grant, Borst

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Seneca Hill Public School teachers Niki Koutsovasilis, left, and Melanie Borst recently received a $1,000 grant from the Metro Green Apple School Program that they will use to implement a healthy lifestyle project for their grades 1 and 2 students.

and Koutsovasilis said they’re planning to buy healthy eating books as well as create a mini-greenhouse to potentially grow their own plants and vegetables. A morning coffee meeting is also scheduled for early January to share the

healthy lifestyle initiative with about 60 students and their parents. A survey will be provided then to assess the kids’ eating habits and physical activity. Their students will also be able to attend a workshop by Food Share to gain first-hand experience creating healthy snacks for themselves. Both Borst and Koutsovasilis also intend to attend fitness workshops to learn how to present various skills that can be taught in the classroom. “We’re very lucky to get the grant for the second time,” Borst said. Principal Angela Halkidas gave credit to the two teachers for initiating the healthy lifestyle project. “I love their energy,” she said. “They do great things for the kids.”

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grassroots movement to get the message out to MPPs for a policy change in how the Representatives from local province funds school capital sports and community orgaprojects. nizations attended a meeting Goodman said the provlast week to come up with a ince currently provides $624 co-ordinated strategy to save million in capital grants to school playing fields. Ontario school boards with The Toronto Sports Council about $10.4 million or 1.5 per (TSC) organized the meeting cent directed to the TDSB. to discuss concerns regarding But he pointed out that the loss of community space the TDSB accounts for 12 in light of pressure from the per cent of students in the province to sell $60 million province. worth of school properties Despite the recent trend this year. of declining enrolment in “It really is a the city, Goodman Be a part of the said student popuc a l l t o a r m s,” discussion. Visit said Karen Pitre, lation is projected this story on our TSC chair, noting to increase, and website and share by 2025 it will be the idea of selling fields when more your thoughts in difficult to find a organizations are school that isn’t the comments looking for comcrowded. section. munity spaces to “We don’t think it’s appropriate to play on is “mind-  bit.ly/18BTlhB carry down this boggling.” Toronto District School road,” said Goodman of selling school assets that may be Board ( TDSB) tr ustees currently underutilized to pay Howard Goodman, Chris Glover, Cathy Dandy and Mari for maintenance, repairs and Rutka joined the discussion additions at other schools. Ige Egal, program manager to encourage and support a

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Kyra Seifred, Arianna Forgione and Quincy Miller check out the farm animals at the Bannockburn School Fun Fair last month in support of saving their green space, which is owned by the TDSB. Earlier this year, the board approved a portion of land on the site to be sold.

for the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation, said selling fields would negatively impact a growing organization like theirs. “As a sports group, we’ve

had challenges finding space,” said Egal, adding their foundation has grown from 17 youth from one school to about 300 kids from 30 schools in the three years

since they began. “The city and province should be providing more green space to satisfy the demand. It’s important for communities to have space,

to do recreational activities, stay fit and engage with each other.” The group of about 20 people at the meeting agreed to start mobilizing now with a potential provincial election being called as early as next spring when the budget is tabled. “This has to be an issue at the front burner before the writ is dropped,” said Glover, the Etobicoke Centre trustee. Some discussion also centred around which high-profile individual could help raise the issue, as well as how to get the community involved in the campaign before the provincial election. “We need to convince our political people to have the courage to do the right thing,” Pitre said. Another meeting is scheduled for January with a smaller steering group formed to lead the next phase of the strategy to save playing fields.

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CROSSTOWN our continuing look at the Eglinton LRT

Underneath Eglinton Avenue work is progressing on the city’s first major transit expansion in decades. The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) proj-

ect is expected by 2020 to transform 19-kilometres of Eglinton Avenue from Black Creek Drive in the west to Kennedy Road in the east into a major artery for transit.

The line will be served by a three-car, Bombardiermanufactured light rail vehicle (LRV). The Crosstown promises reduced traffic congestion and re-imagined road space

AN EGLINTON CROSSTOWN LRT CHECK-UP from Mount Dennis to the Golden Mile, as well as the potential for re-developing Eglinton into an engine of economic growth for the entire city. The following is a break-

down of the major players responsible for bringing about the Eglinton Crosstown LRT: who’s responsible for what, and who residents can turn to with their questions:

WHO’S PAYING?

WHO IS DESIGNING THE STATIONS?

WHO’S OPERATING?

Provincial Government / Ministry of Transportation

Metrolinx (www.metrolinx.com)

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), www.ttc.ca

◗ The cost to build the Crosstown is $4.9 billion, as part of a $8.2 billion city-wide light rail network. Metrolinx is the provin- cial transit planning agency responsible for design, construction and maintenance. Metrolinx is the owner of the Crosstown. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will operate service on the line. It has yet to be decided who will pay the operating costs once the line is running. An agreement between Metrolinx and the TTC has to be reached by 2018 on operating costs. ◗ Budget includes 54-acre maintenance and vehicle storage facility in Mount Dennis and the order of 76 three-car LRVs to be delivered by Bombardier before 2020.

◗ Through the alternative financing and procurement (AFP)

◗ A recent “master” agreement between the city, TTC and Metrolinx ensures the transit commission will operate the Crosstown for an initial period of 10 years starting in 2020.

◗ The underground stops will be designed by private sector

firms that have bid on the process. The design contracts are still being tendered.

◗ TTC will co-ordinate the running of the service and will have final say on vehicle movement and suspension of service due to emergency or other reasons

WHO DETERMINES THE FARES?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS, SUCH AS NO LEFT TURNS?

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR REDEVELOPMENT PLANS ALONG THE ROUTE?

Metrolinx and the TTC together will decide the fare, subject to approval by the provincial government. Fare amounts, revenue sharing arrangements and the level of operating subsidy needed from the province to run the LRT are to be decided at least two years before the start of service.

◗ Fares will be collected by the TTC through the Presto

smartcard. Presto ‘tap in’ portals are to be located on LRVs and at station and street-level stops.

WHO DECIDES THE ROUTE, UNDERGROUND AND AT STREET-LEVEL? ◗ Metrolinx. The 25 stations and stops were approved as

part of a 2010 provincial Environmental Assessment (EA), which includes 12 new underground stations between Keele Street and Laird Avenue. The remaining stops are located in a median lane at street-level on Eglinton. The stop at Kennedy Station will be located within the existing property.

◗ While the number of stations

could still change it would require an amendment of the 2010 EA. While Metrolinx has in the past proposed removing some stations from the Crosstown map, it now says there are no plans to alter the existing route alignment due to construction timeconstraints.

process, which is managed by provincial procurement agency Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx awards contracts for station design to be delivered at specific times.

◗ There are 25 stops along the route. The 13 above-ground stops are basically like streetcar stops, but longer and with a covered portion.

Metrolinx, in consultation with the City of Toronto, will establish traffic rules for the portion of the line running above ground. If there are major disagreements between Metrolinx and the city, they will go to a Dispute Review Board. The three-member board will be selected from a list of qualified experts.

WHO’S BUILDING? Metrolinx. The provincial transit planning agency has been tasked by the province to oversee design, construction and maintenance of the Crosstown (www.thecrosstown.ca)

◗ The province owns all Crosstown infrastructure but relies

on private sector companies chosen by Metrolinx through the AFP process to complete the construction.

◗ Metrolinx must also acquire all necessary real estate required for LRT station construction by 2015. ◗ During construction Metrolinx is also responsible for

seeing to necessary relocations or renovations of cityowned utilities such as hydro water mains in the event of conflicts with construction; removing materials left over from the cancelled Eglinton subway project; public relations; issuing regular construction updates; organizing community consultations; promotional materials and staffing a community office. Metrolinx must also replace any trees removed.

◗ Metrolinx must also consult with local elected officials as well as city and TTC staff to resolve construction-related disputes.

◗ Under the agreement, TTC will

operate the LRVs, handle security and staff all 12 underground Crosstown stations.

The City of Toronto (www.toronto.ca)

◗ The city’s planning department has launched a planning study called Eglinton Connects examining how to best redevelop the avenue to improve streetscaping, employment and commercial opportunities, and create more greenspace once the Crosstown starts running.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION? Metrolinx is responsible for future maintenance of all LRT infrastructure including LRVs, tunnel sections, tracks, signalling and communication systems. Metrolinx is also responsible for repairing, replacing or relocating city infrastructure such as watermains, storm and sanitary sewers if required.

What do residents want? At a series of public meetings organized by Metroland Media Toronto on how the Crosstown will benefit local communities, residents in York, Midtown and Scarborough expressed the desire for more local employment, public spaces and creating an attractive streetscape among other concerns. See more on the meetings at http://bit.ly/1anrXVF

This is part of a continuing series looking at the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and its impact on our communities.


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Welcome to our Crosstown check-up In recent weeks, The North York Mirror and other Metroland newspapers across Toronto, in conjunction with the Toronto Public Library system, held information panels to discuss how the implementation of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT transit system will affect the lives of those who live near and will be serviced by the line. The Crosstown, with construction underway and a completion date of 2020, will cross more than 54 bus routes within the city and stretch 19 kilometres below ground in the west and central portions and above ground in the east. Our sessions, featuring leaders of community organizations in the surrounding neighbourhoods, were quite fascinating. The thrust of the conversation changed depending on where along the Crosstown line the meetings were held. w In Scarborough, residents talked about population density and

peter haggert editor’s desk neighbourhoods not wanting to lose their community character. w In North Toronto, the discussion centered around small business owners who fear losing their customers during any extended construction period. w At Mount Dennis Public Library in York, discussion evolved from making the best use of the opportunity of having an end station as a community hub. Every meeting featured folks concerned about cost, timetables for completion and the confusion of who is making the key decisions on the community’s behalf. Despite all the communications efforts the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, and interested transit advocates like the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Civic Action and very local entities, there were many fundamental

questions citizens still have about the system. In today’s newspaper, hopefully we’ve captured some of the answers to basic questions surrounding the Crosstown system, to set a context for our future stories. All stories written and other information will continue to be provided in our Crosstown hot topic bar (http://bit.ly/1anrXVF) at www.northyorkmirror.com. Please, we encourage you to send us your questions. We’ll send them to the best possible agency for answers and post them on our website. Please, no loaded, cheeky or obviously political questions. This is all about how the Eglinton Crosstown LRT affects the people who live in the surrounding area. There are other forums for those kinds of questions. Peter Haggert is editor-inchief of Metroland Media Toronto, which includes community newspapers, websites and GoodLife magazines. Contact him at phaggert@insidetoronto.com

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Trips that now cost between Unlike the TTC, GO isn’t as $6 and $8 will see a hike of reliant on fare revenue fund45 cents, while longer trips ing its operations thanks to outside of the GTA will rise an operating subsidy from by 55 cents. t h e p r ov i n c e, Be a part of the Riders using expected to rise Presto will receive by $25 million discussion. Visit higher discounts next year. this story on our the more rides GO currently website and share relies on fares to taken compared your thoughts in cover 70 to 80 per to paper ticket the comments cent of operating purchasers who section. get no rebates. expenses, comGO estimates  bit.ly/1cyCFMh pared to 94 per 80 per cent of its cent for the TTC. ridership has a Presto memThe TTC, which has also approved fare hikes for next bership. With the discounts applied, year, receives no provincial GO users can expect to pay subsidy despite making up an average of 31 cents more 75 per cent of all public transit ridership in the Greater per ride in 2014, a necessary cost, said Metrolinx CEO Toronto and Hamilton Area. Bruce McCuaig, if the regional The TTC does receive an transit provider is to continue annual city subsidy, expected to improve service. to be $428 million for 2014.

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WILKET CREEK GEOMORPHIC SYSTEMS AND FISH HABITAT RESTORATION MASTER PLAN Background In 2011, the City of Toronto and TRCA initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to identify preferred methods for enhancing the overall stability and function of Wilket Creek. Like many urban watercourses, Wilket Creek has been impacted by human activities and uncontrolled storm sewer discharges. This has led to extensive erosion causing impacts to trails and subsurface infrastructure, failure of previously constructed erosion protection measures as well as the degradation of the quality of aquatic habitat and the Creek’s riparian zone. The Process The study is following the Master Planning provisions of the Municipal Class EA process (amended in 2007). The study will define the problem, consider and evaluate alternative solutions, assess impacts of the proposed solutions, and identify measures to lessen any adverse impacts. We Would Like to Hear From You Public consultation is an important part of this study. If you have any questions or comments or would like to be placed on the study mailing list, please contact: Patricia Newland, Project Manager Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Tel: 416-392-9690 pnewland@trca.on.ca You can also visit: www.trca.on.ca/wilketcreek

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f you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, leave the car at home and take the Better Way. It won’t cost you a dime. From 7 p.m. onwards on Dec. 31, all TTC service will be free until 7 a.m. Jan. 1. The free ride is the result of a three-year partnership between the transit commission and Canadian alcohol distributing giant Corby Spirit and Wine. The TTC also announced that on Jan. 1 subway and Scarborough RT service will run later than usual, past 3:30 a.m., while surface routes will operate until 4 a.m. Blue night service will also be extended.

report to go public this week wGolden The premier’s task force examining future transit funding options is set to make its findings public this week. Recent media reports suggest a higher gas levy may be one of the dedi-

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT cated revenue tools recommended by the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel. The group, made up of academics, planners, business professionals and citizen members, was tasked by Premier Kathleen Wynne in the fall to evaluate how to come up with the entire $50 billion to fund the transit plan Metrolinx must complete within 25 years. Earlier in the year, Metrolinx released its own recommendations proposing a selection of dedicated taxes and user fees, including a gas tax hike, to generate $2 billion annually for transit construction. Panel chair Anne Golden will announce the final recommendations at the Toronto Region Board of Trade on Friday.

lobby for cycling funding wGreens

Count the Ontario Green Party as supporters of expanded provincial funding for cycling. The provincial party, which has no sitting members at Queen’s Park, called on the province to guarantee one per cent of future provincial transportation budgets for cycling and one per cent for improving walking infrastructure. That would put the province closer to the 1.6 per cent devoted to cycling by the U.S. government from its federal transportation budget, according to a press release issued by the Green Party this week. In November, Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray hinted safety measures could be introduced when a long-term strategy for cycling is announced in the spring. Rahul Gupta is The Mirror’s transit reporter. His column runs every Thursday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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rom the ridiculous, to the absurd – and past that, to the slanderous, paranoiac and delusional. That is the route of discourse, coming from the office and family of the titular mayor of Toronto these days. On Monday, Vision TV aired an interview between Lord Conrad Black and Mayor Rob Ford astonishing in its scope. In the interview, Ford alleged Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair had used Ford’s friend Sandro Lisi as a “prop” to get at him in the course of the police investigation into Ford’s alleged crack use – because, Ford said, the chief was cross at having been asked to curtail his budget. He made really unconscionable allegations about Star reporter Daniel Dale – allegations that were dismissed by the police when they were first made – about his 2012 visit to public land behind the mayor’s house. Without going into detail

david nickle the city for fear of repeating them, one can only characterize the allegations as a vicious slander that Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly wasted no time in calling “beyond the pale.” The previous Friday – as the Black-Ford interview was taking place – the mayor’s de-facto deputy, city councillor and brother Doug Ford, let loose his own litany of fabrications and contradictions. In a 10-minute encounter with reporters, the city councillor suggested the generally Ford-critical media was practicing journalism in the manner of the Soviet state-supported (and generally state-supporting) Pravda. Outdoing his little brother on the police-baiting front, he suggested that Blair, the judiciary and the media were all conspiring to release police documents

in such a way as to slowly destroy the mayor and drive him from office. The media, he was sure, was murderous enough that they would be happy to drag Rob to the square, and hang him by the neck, if we were only provided a suitable length of rope. It’s hard to know how to respond to all of this. Lord Black exhibited his characteristic nerves of steel, chuckling supportively as the mayor burbled on with a list of dubious assurances and unsupported assertions. Clearly, his time in prison has made stronger stuff of him than we in the city hall press gallery, faced with the wrath of Doug. The best that we could manage was to ask questions, challenge obvious falsehoods, and attempt to clarify outrageous-sounding conspiracy theories. And for all that, the Fordian discourse barely wobbled.

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From left: Brian Katz, left, and Jonna Lightstone perform traditional Jewish klezmer music during the Philippine relief concert held Sunday afternoon at the Northview Heights Secondary School auditorium; Esther Na, front, Hillen Philil and Diana Palafox perform a hip-hop dance during the relief concert; Richelle Docil a member of the Voice Of Zion singers, also performed.

Fundraiser collects $10,000 for typhoon relief A fundraiser held Sunday in North York raised more than $10,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. The fundraiser, organized by Filipino, Jewish and Russian community groups, was held at Northview

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sports calendar TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL NORTH REGION/SENIOR THURSDAY, DEC. 12 w Westview Centennial SS vs. CW Jefferys CI (CW Jefferys CI, 340 Sentinel Rd., 3:30 p.m.) w William Lyon Mackenzie CI vs. Downsview SS (Downsview SS, 7 Hawksdale Rd., 3:30 p.m.) MONDAY, DEC.16 w George S Henry Academy vs. York Mills CI (York Mills CI, 490 York Mills Rd., 3 p.m.) TUESDAY, DEC.17 w CW Jefferys CI vs. William Lyon Mackenzie CI (William Lyon Mackenzie CI , 20 Tillplain Rd., 3 p.m.) w Downsview SS vs. Emery CI (Emery CI, 3395 Weston Rd., 3 p.m.) w Westview Centennial SS vs. John Polanyi CI, 640 Lawrence Ave. W., 3 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, DEC.18 w Earl Haig SS vs. Don Mills CI (Don Mills CI, 15 The Donway E., 3 p.m.) w Georges Vanier SS vs. York Mills CI (York Mills CI, (York Mills CI, 490 York Mills Rd., 3:30 p.m.) w Victoria Park CI vs. Newtonbrook SS (Newtonbrook SS, 155 Hilda Ave., 3:30 p.m.) NORTH REGION/JUNIOR THURSDAY, DEC. 12 w Westview Centennial SS vs. CW Jefferys CI

(CW Jefferys CI, 340 Sentinel Rd., 3 p.m.) w William Lyon Mackenzie CI vs. Downsview SS (Downsview SS, 7 Hawksdale Rd., 3 p.m.) MONDAY, DEC.16 w George S Henry Academy vs. York Mills CI (York Mills CI, 490 York Mills Rd., 3:30 p.m.) TUESDAY, DEC.17 w CW Jefferys CI vs. William Lyon Mackenzie CI (William Lyon Mackenzie CI , 20 Tillplain Rd., 3:30 p.m.) w Downsview SS vs. Emery CI (Emery CI, 3395 Weston Rd., 3:30 p.m.) w Westview Centennial SS vs. John Polanyi CI, 640 Lawrence Ave. W., 3 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, DEC.18 w Earl Haig SS vs. Don Mills CI (Don Mills CI, 15 The Donway E., 3 p.m.) w Victoria Park CI vs. Newtonbrook SS (Newtonbrook SS, 155 Hilda Ave., 3 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL NORTH REGION/JUNIOR FRIDAY, DEC. 13 w Newtonbrook SS vs. York Mills CI (York Mills CI, 490 York Mills Rd., 3 p.m.) MONDAY, DEC.16 w Downsview SS vs. Emery CI (Emery CI, 3395 Weston Rd., 3 p.m.) w John Polanyi CI vs. Northview Heights SS (Westview Centennial SS, 755 Oakdale Rd., 3:30 p.m.)

w William Lyon Mackenzie CI vs. CW Jefferys CI (CW Jefferys CI, 340 Sentinel Rd., 3 p.m.)

HERE COMES THE SPIKE

TUESDAY, DEC.17 w Don Mills CI vs. York Mills CI (York Mills CI, 490 York Mills Rd., 3 p.m.) w Newtonbrook SS vs. Earl Haig SS, 100 Princess Ave., 3 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, DEC.18 w CW Jefferys CI vs. Emery CI (Emery CI, 3395 Weston Rd., 3 p.m.) w Downsview SS vs. William Lyon Mackenzie CI (William Lyon Mackenzie CI , 20 Tillplain Rd., 3 p.m.) w Westview Centennial SS vs. Northview Heights SS (Westview Centennial SS, 755 Oakdale Rd., 3:30 p.m.)

Cassandra Bendal spikes the ball for Don Mills as they face George Vanier in senior girls volleyball Monday afternoon. Don Mills defeated Vanier 25-21, 25-21. Staff photo/NICK PERRY

UPCOMING GAME

NORTH REGION/SENIOR MONDAY, DEC.16 w Victoria Park CI vs. Georges Vanier SS (Georges Vanier SS, 3000 Don Mills Rd., 3:30 p.m.) w Downsview SS vs. Emery CI (Emery CI, 3395 Weston Rd., 3:30 p.m.) w John Polanyi CI vs. Northview Heights SS (Westview Centennial SS, 755 Oakdale Rd., 4:15 p.m.) w William Lyon Mackenzie CI vs. CW Jefferys CI (CW Jefferys CI, 340 Sentinel Rd., 4:15 p.m.) TUESDAY, DEC.17 w George S Henry Academy vs. Victoria Park CI (Victoria Park CI,15 Wallingford Rd., 3:30 p.m.)

In Toronto District School Board girls volleyball, north region, senior action, Newtonbrook SS takes on George Vanier SS on Jan. 8 at 3:30 p.m.

i w Georges Vanier SS vs. AY Jackson SS (AY Jackson SS, 50 Francine Dr., 3:30 p.m.) w Don Mills CI vs. York Mills CI (York Mills CI, 490 York Mills Rd., 4:15 p.m.) w Newtonbrook SS vs. Earl Haig SS, (Earl Haig SS. 100 Princess Ave., 3 p.m.)

For more photos from this game and for other North York community photos, visit bit.ly/northyork_galleries

WEDNESDAY, DEC.18 w John Polanyi CI vs. Nelson A Boylen CI (Nelson A Boylen CI, 155 Falstaff Ave., 4:15 p.m.) w CW Jefferys CI vs. Emery CI (Emery CI , 3395 Weston Rd., 4:15 p.m.)

SPORTS SCHEDULE For the complete schedule, visit www.insidetoronto. com/north yorktoronto-on-sports/


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Y ALL PRICES ARE PLUS TAXES AND LICENSING. F.O.C. AXZ PLAN RULES APPLY. VEHICLES MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED. **ANY OFFER CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY PREVIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. PRICES REFLECT ALL REBATES TAKEN. ALL REBATES ASSIGNED TO DEALER. THE ABOVE LEASE IS BASED ON 16,000KMS PER YEAR .12 CENTS FOR ESCAPE AND .16 CENTS FOR THE EDGE FOR ADDITIONAL KMS OVERAGE. NO CHARGE LIFETIME MAINTENANCE PACKAGE APPLIES TO ORIGINAL OWNER. TO QUALIFY FOR COSTCO MEMBER DISCOUNT YOU MUST BE A MEMBER AS OF NOV. 30, 2013. THE LEASE PAYMENT FOR THE ABOVE LEASE PAYMENTS REFLECT THE COSTCO MEMBER DISCOUNT. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. THE ABOVE ADVERTISEMENT AND PROMOTION ARE VALID ON DATE OF PUBLICATION ONLY.

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7

for

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