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North York’s Terry Zhang earns prestigious honour FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com Mathematically speaking, Terry Zhang figured there was a low probability of being selected as a Loran Scholar when he applied. The numbers were daunting; only 30 high school students from an initial pool of 3,500 applicants would be selected as Loran Scholars, which come with a scholarship for one of 25 partner Canadian universities valued at up to $80,000, including Terry Zhang, 18, attends mentorship and a summer Victoria Park Collegiate. program. The undergraduate merit thought my hard work and scholarship is awarded on the dedication paid off.” basis on character, service According to its website, and leadership. Loran Scholars are selected But as the numbers dwinbased on character, service dled once the regional and and leadership potential national interviews rolled through the most rigorous and personala ro u n d , t h e 18-year-old ized scholarTerry is an amazing ship selection Victoria Park Collegiate young man, who p r o c e s s i n Institute stuCanada. The navigates his life with process dent knew he couldn’t rely on intelligence and maturity includes math equations regional and far beyond his years. national to determine – Catherine Bacque his chance of interviews acceptance. with up to “I couldn’t look at my 12 assessors over three chances from a mathematical months. perspective,” Zhang said. Now in its 25th year, the “We were all talented in program counts executive our own ways. I was looking directors of local and national at enjoying the experience, charities, a half-dozen not winning. I was relaxed clerks at the Supreme Court during the interviews.” of Canada and 15 Rhodes His mood changed to Scholars among its alumni. excitement when he got the A musician, Zhang plays phone call Feb. 16 informing piano and tenor saxophone, him he is officially a Loran helping to revamp his school’s Scholar. music program by co-found“It was pretty big news,” ing a jazz band. Zhang said. “I was in shock, He also taught chess to I couldn’t believe it. It was children at Brookbanks pretty exciting. My family Library as part of the Chess was very happy for me and in the Library program, of

which he is now a volunteer co-ordinator. If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Zhang is also a snowboard instructor at Earl Bales Park (although he took this year off ) and is a youth helpline volunteer. When asked how he finds time for his school work as well as extra-curricular activities, he said it boils down to time management. “My parents drilled that into me since I was young,” Zhang said. “They stressed the importance of efficiency. If you have passion for something, you find the time.” Though he hasn’t made a final decision about where to study, he’s leaning toward Queen’s University for commerce, or the University of Waterloo for actuarial science, accounting and mathematics. In her reference letter submitted to the Loran Scholar program on behalf of Zhang, Catherine Bacque outlined his accomplishments in and out of school, calling him “an amazing young man.” “Terry is an extremely well rounded and balanced young man, who accepts new challenges eagerly and whose positive outlook is an inspiration to everyone who comes to know him,” wrote Bacque, the international baccalaureate diploma co-ordinator at Victoria Park Collegiate, of which Zhang is a part. “Terry is an amazing young man, who navigates his life with intelligence and maturity far beyond his years, always balanced and with an invariably optimistic outlook. I am certain that these qualities will continue to take him wherever he wants to go.”

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ext week Toronto marks its 180th year since a government was formed with our first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie at the helm. We’ve come a long way since the days of provincially appointed magistrates and the city’s transformation has seen its share of growing pains, while spawning new townships, building tiered governing structures, and juggling the challenges of a developing metropolis. We offer the highlights of that journey on page 8 in a special feature on the city’s milestone anniversary. As detailed by two of the city’s top historians, sorting out jurisdictional responsibilities and forging co-operative relationships with townships our view were major challenges prior to amalgamation. City has It’s remarkable, however, that over time certain governachieved much ing issues persist. Dr. Gary Miedema, chief historian at in 180 years Heritage Toronto, describes Toronto’s municipal landscape of the mid-20th century as this: “You’ve got a number of different municipalities in the same region who share the same concerns, but it’s difficult for them to all work together.” Things improved with the formation of a regional governing body in the 1950s (Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto) and then the eventual amalgamation of 1998. Our politicians were able to finally engage in “healthy debates” about the city’s future according to Wayne Reeves, chief curator for the city, and that helped propel the municipality forward. The history of our city is still being written and we have to wonder what will be said, 100 years from now, about this era of government at Toronto City Hall? There’s much to celebrate, but there’s still room for improvement – particularly where working collectively is concerned. On a macro-level our three tiers of government, as well as our neighbouring municipalities, need to improve upon areas of shared concern, like mass transit, for instance. And on a micro-level, members of city council struggle daily to work productively as a collective. Divisiveness only serves to hold us back. To mark how far the city’s come, it’s time our politicians took a page from history and learn that the only way forward is on a road travelled together.

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sure hope we’re not going to be immediately subjected to an onslaught of bickering about the future of NHLers participating in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Sadly, it is inevitable. I get that. Just not right now. Please? Pretty please? Pretty please with an Official Olympic cherry on top? I still need a little more time to reflect on the performance of the Canadian men’s hockey team in Sochi. It was something else. I’m also not ready for the expected outpouring of squabbling over who’s going where that always comes with the NHL’s trade deadline looming. Any way of holding off on that, too? I’m sorry, but I just can’t get that captivating ladies’ hockey final out of my head. I’m going to need to ruminate on that a bit longer before paying attention to the unavoidable, interminable trade rumour mongering.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY Nor am I primed to take part in the certain heated kerfuffle over the Raptors playoff chances in the NBA, for that matter. Or the anticipated brouhaha over the likelihood of the TFC living up to its MLS pre-season hype, either. I just don’t have it in me right now. I’m still way too preoccupied with the Jennifer Jones rink going undefeated in ladies’ curling. It was truly a thing to behold. And I’m definitely not prepared for the anticipated furor over what the Toronto Blue Jays did or didn’t do during the offseason, either. No way, Jose Bautista. There’s going to be some real heavy duty commotion over that and it’s going to seem even heavier to me considering I barely noticed the arrival of spring training

for major league baseball. Small wonder. I was too wrapped up with the Brad Jacobs rink mowing down the men’s curling field. I still am. Who wasn’t? That whole team’s got game. No. I’m clearly not ready for the perpetual cranky hysteria that seems to permeate pro sportsworld. It could be awhile before I will be ready because I’ve got too much on my mind. I’m still too busy replaying that final run of ladies bobsleigh champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse over and over. It was a real thing of beauty. Same goes for the routines of men’s free-style skiing moguls gold and silver medalists, Alexandre Bilodeau and Mikaël Kingsbury and ladies freestyle mogul gold and silver medalists, sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe. All of the above were magical moments and I have plenty other memories of Sochi and not all involved Canadian medalists.

The record-breaking medal haul of the Netherlands in speedskating, the dominance of Norway in cross-country skiing, Russia fittingly winning the overall title. Those were all big. Then there’s the slew of new Olympic events such a slopestyle, halfpipe and female ski jumping. And who will ever forget the opening and closing ceremonies? So, with the usual grumpy chatter on the sports menu this week, I’ll pass. It’s not my cup of tea at the best of times, but right after the Winter Olympics? Fuhgedddaboutit. The Games are always a tough act to follow. And the reason it’s so tough? The answer is in the eyes of all the Olympians. One look at them and it’s plain to see, it’s no act at all. 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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Book Release and Signing at Bayview Village Chapters WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: 2901 Bayview Ave., #132 CONTACT: Manfred J. von Vulte, 416-449-8823, ext. 112 COST: Book signing North York teacher Manfred J. von Vulte releases a book on comic books and literacy: ‘Comic Books and Other Hooks: 21st Century Education’.

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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. Talks at Temple: New Jerusalem WHEN: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Avenue CONTACT: Education Office, 416487-3281, www.templesinai.net, programs@templesinai.net COST: Free

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The view of the southeast corner of Don Mills Road and Sheppard Avenue East. An application to add an additional 600 residential units (on top of the original total of 3,753) in the Parkway Forest community (see map) is the subject of an upcoming public meeting. Staff photo/DAN PEARCE

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Increased density proposed for Parkway Forest: public meeting to be scheduled in spring LISA QUEEN lqueen@insidetoronto.com

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e may have jumped the gun but resident Cameron Ridler probably voiced concerns shared by neighbours about a developer’s bid to build an additional 600 residential units in the Parkway Forest community southeast of Sheppard Avenue and Don Mills Road. “Close to nine years ago, I stood in front of this council to express my concerns about the massive development planned for one of the already most densely populated areas of the city, the area of Sheppard and Don Mills,” he said at the Tuesday meeting of North York Community Council. “(Now), the developers want to add more units to the already monstrous development going up at Sheppard and Don Mills.” The 600 additional units on Forest Manor Road, Parkway Forest Drive and

George Henry Boulevard would be in addition to 3,753 units in the neighbourhood, made up of 2,200 new condo units, 1,221 existing rental apartment units and 332 rental replacement units. Don Valley East Councillor Shelley Carroll agrees Ridler isn’t alone in questioning the proposed 600 additional units but pointed out Parkway Forest matters that came before council Tuesday didn’t relate specifically to approval for the new units. Instead, a public meeting to gather community input about the proposal will be held in the spring, she said. Still, Ridler used his opportunity before council to say he feels the city has already failed to adequately address development pressures in the neighbourhood and warned the additional units would make a bad situation worse. Aggressive development is out-pacing existing and planned services and will

bring similar headaches being experienced by other neighbourhoods along the Sheppard subway line, Ridler said. In 2008, the Ontario Municipal Board approved a revitalization plan for the neighbourhood over a number of years, according to a city planning report. The 2,200 new condo units approved is significantly less than the original proposal of 3,655 units, Carroll said.

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But to add another 600 new units now is a hefty increase requiring serious review, she said. “We’re going to treat it as a new (development) application. If somebody else walked in my door anywhere else in the ward and said ‘We want to build

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The application concerns the area in the south-east corner of Don Mills Road and Sheppard Avenue

a building with 600 units’ that’s one big process,” she told The Mirror. “You can’t just pile it on top and say it’s a little add-on. No, it’s a major

add-on.” The developer proposed the additional 600 units after the city asked for the configuration of a building to be changed due to shad-

owing concerns, Carroll said. Meanwhile, provincial policy calls for additional density along transit nodes. Sheppard and Don Mills is home to the Don Mills subway station, is the start of the planned Sheppard LRT line and would serve as the connection for a possible Don Mills LRT line in the future, Carroll said. She said she wants to hear from residents about the proposal when a public meeting is set up. “I do want your input, I do want you to be there for that one because that (the 600 units) is not what we agreed to a long time ago,” she said. “It’s not unheard of to make a change, it’s not unheard of to increase the density on things. We have done it before through history, but this (neighbourhood) is already historically dense.”

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tion. To register a team, visit spin4kids.com North York CPA graduate in rare company Certified professional accountant Jessica Di Rito is one of 20 students provincewide to make the prestigious Honour Roll for top marks on the 2013 Canada-wide Uniform Evaluation (UFE), one of the world’s most challenging professional entry examinations. According to an announcement from the Ontario CPA, the UFE is a national three-day evaluation that assesses whether candidates have acquired an appropriate degree of professional competency. Di Rito, a North Yorker, has a bachelor of business administration degree from York University and articles at Deloitte LLP in North York.

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A police officer at the corner of King and Yonge streets, 1912: This photo captures much of the commotion and excitement of, historically, one of Toronto’s busiest intersections.

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n March 5, 1834, a growing community known as the Town of York went to sleep as a British colonial outpost, and awoke as the newly incorporated City of Toronto. “It’s really only significant because of that shift in government...where we suddenly took on this mantle of becoming something different than what we were (the day before),” explained Wayne Reeves, chief curator for the City of Toronto. “It wasn’t really cataclysmic but it did show a little bit of growing autonomy, at least in nomenclature.” The system of governance of York, with its provincially appointed magistrates, was proving inadequate to meet the needs of the community. A new government was formed and took effect on March 6, with elected officials and Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. Mackenzie’s reign was short lived; he declined a second term in office and went on to cause what Reeves describes as “huge turmoil” for the city in leading the Upper Canada rebellion of 1837. Despite this, the city grew incrementally into the early 1900s, mostly through the annexation of surrounding villages. Eventually neighboring communities broke off with their own governments, forming townships such as Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, and eventually Weston and Leaside. POPULATION JUMP As Toronto grew, so did its challenges. The city was experiencing an unprecedented jump in population after the Second World War, and the province again needed a way to meet rising regional demands, especially as it looked to replace farmlands with industrialization and housing. In April 1953, the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was created to address those issues shared by the city and the surrounding communities of Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and York, as well as the smaller East York, Forest Hill, Leaside, Long Branch, Mimico, New Toronto, Swansea and Weston. “The big picture is you’ve got a number of different municipalities in the same region who share the same concerns, but it’s difficult for them

step closer to amalgamation as the 13 municipalities were merged to produce seven governments: the City of Toronto, Metro Council and the five boroughs of Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, York and East York. Finally, in 1998 the PC provincial government amalgamated those five into a mega city with Toronto. According to Reeves, this got people talking in all the right ways. “Healthy debates about how we want to run our city, and what we should invest in, came to the forefront,” said Reeves, who believes these discussions help push our city forward. He points to the addition of new city hall and the Toronto-Dominion Centre in the 1960s, which attracted global attention but also caused many to question what to do with old city hall. The end result was a city that began to embrace preservation as a key element to future growth. “We are continually re-imagining the city and I think that’s really what makes it one of the most interesting places in North America,” said Reeves. “The city continues to change dramatically. Not a lot of population growth but a lot of population change and increasing diversity in terms of our ethnic makeup.”

Yonge Street Slip, looking north, 1926: William James’ photograph reminds us of how industrial Toronto’s lake shore used to be in the early 20th century.

King Street East, south side looking west, 1856: One of the earliest photographs taken of Toronto, this image shows Toronto’s main commercial thoroughfare at that time.

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The intersection of Dundas Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, looking south-east, 1912: What was the Merchant’s Bank of Canada is now a Starbucks. Photos courtesy/CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

to all work together,” said Dr. Gary Miedema, associate director and chief historian at Heritage Toronto. The two-tiered system of government did not replace Toronto’s own government, which still looked after aspects of city life such as public health, but Metro did take lead on issues such as arterial roads, sewer, and protection of parks and valley lands. “I think it was hugely successful and really was the recipe for growth in what we now call the City of Toronto,” said Reeves. “As a result we’ve got one of the greatest park systems in the world... a very durable legacy.” Still, the new system was not with-

out controversy. Despite success with the Gardiner Expressway, plans for the Spadina Expressway stopped short due to opposition, leaving the Allen Expressway with an endpoint at Eglinton Avenue West. There was also a lost battle with the City of Toronto to turn Toronto Island into parklands. The year 1967 brought the city one

The city may be constantly changing, but Reeves also points to our general upward momentum since 1834, unlike other North American cities, such as Detroit, that have had “huge downturns.” “We’ve sustained prosperity and as a result we’ve been able to grow in many different ways,” Reeves said. Both historians agree that the diversity of the city’s population is a unique aspect of Toronto’s history and current culture. There have been times when discrimination reared its ugly head, and the community has faced the consequences. The riot at Christie Pits in 1933, given as example, which was incited by Pit Gang members who hung a large sheet with a swastika on it during a local baseball game. “It’s been a long struggle that continues today, although we’ve made great strides in diversity in our city,” Miedema said. “Our ability to develop in a way that has created a relatively open and accepting environment for people to settle, and build families, and contribute to the city – I think that’s something that’s remarkable.”

While we’re celebrating Toronto’s 180th birthday, what memories or photos do you have of our city’s past? Email nym@insidetoronto.com

HISTORY OF NORTH YORK The North York we know today – roughly bounded by Steeles Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Eglinton Avenue and Weston Road – has come a long way since morphing out of the Township of York. For thousands of years, the First Nations lived, hunted, travelled and bartered in the North York area of the City of Toronto, according to Patricia W. Hart’s book, Pioneering in North York A History of the Borough. When John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenantgoverner of the newly created province of Upper Canada, moved the capital from Newark (Niagara-onthe-Lake) to the Town of York in 1793, the foundations of the future growth were laid. York became the economic centre of the province, attracting merchants, entrepreneurs and settlers. With about 50,000 acres of gently rolling countryside, and Yonge Street as the main road, villages sprang up at crossroads, and wherever there was waterpower for mills. In 1922, the Township of North York was incorporated, with a population of 6,000. The township prospered; soon there were schools, libraries, stores, recreation facilities. In 1953, North York became one of the 13 municipalities that were joined to form Metropolitan Toronto; in 1967, with the revision of the Metropolitan Toronto Act, North York became one of the five new boroughs that surrounded the core city of Toronto in a revised metropolitan system. On Feb. 14, 1979, it became the City of North York, with its slogan “The City with Heart” used to commemorate receiving its city charter on Valentine’s Day. In 1998, the City of North York was officially amalgamated into the larger Metropolitan Toronto along with six other municipalities. Today, more than 600,000 residents call North York home.

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david nickle the city drug abuse and truancy and – whatever he might claim to the contrary – legislative failure, the incumbent mayor’s been a disaster. Otherwise, those voters will have to pick. If they’re not careful, it’ll be their poison. That’s because one other likely candidate of note is still on the horizon: Olivia Chow. If she runs, she is surely the only major candidate from left of centre, and if polls over the past year are any indication, she is well-positioned to take the election against even a single candidate from the right. Now, a strong right-of-centre candidate could certainly erode that advantage, and the crew that’s here now can do that too. If Soknacki continues to play it as he has, supporting Miller-era light rail and tweaking Miller-era tax policy, he can probably siphon off a considerable amount of support that Chow could otherwise take for granted. Tory and Stintz can similarly appeal to elements of soft Chow support. And while Ford’s own victory might seem unlikely, by remaining in the race he’ll keep a significant chunk of the conservative vote from anyone but himself. So as matters stand today, it looks as though Chow will have to fall a long way before she’s lost the lead in this very crowded race.

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Chair named for Cheesbrough >>>from page 1 interest in clinical trials and linking health data for research. He earned a PhD in health services research. Until early 2014, he was the National Health Service Tayside professor of research and development in general practice and primary care and director of the Scottish School of Primary Care. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, the statement said. In addition to his new role at North York General, Sullivan has also been appointed director of the University of Toronto Practice Based Research Network (UTOPIAN), a network of the 14 University of Toronto primary care sites “working together to improve patient care in community settings,”

the statement said. Sullivan will lead research initiatives at North York General, the North York Family Health Team and UTOPIAN sites across the region, it added. Sullivan’s expertise will dovetail with the hospital’s clinical strength, its focus on academics, the diverse population it serves and its quest to address questions related to the health of individuals and populations, president, Dr. Tim Rutledge, said. “Dr. Sullivan brings with him a wealth of experience that will help us derive new insights into family medicine and community care,” he said in the statement. The position of chair was named in memory of Gordon F. Cheesbrough, who died June 23, 2010 at the age of

57 following a brief illness. Praised for his vision and leadership, he was first appointed to the hospital’s board of governors in 2000. Cheesbrough served as treasurer from 2001 to 2005, when he was appointed chair. In 2010, he joined the hospital foundation’s board of governors. Cheesbrough was also co-founder and managing partner at Blair Franklin Capital Partners, an independent financial advisory firm, served as a director with Canadian Tire, the Toronto Community Foundation, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, Canadian Air Transport and Security Authority and was the former chair of the board of Upper Canada College and Canadian Tire Bank.

Funding announcement made in North York >>>from page 1 and active in their communities.” Mario Calla, executive director of COSTI Immigrant Services, called the program “exciting news” and said even modest funding can help organizations provide needed services to seniors. York West MPP Mario Sergio, the minister responsible for seniors, announced the program at COSTI’s Elderly Persons’ Centre at Sheridan Mall at Wilson Avenue and Jane Street. “Senior citizens have given a lifetime of building this country, our province and the communities we live in today,” he said.

The grants come as Ontario recognizes the aging population, Sergio said. By 2016, there will be more seniors over the age of 65 than children under the age of 15 for the first time ever, he said. “Ontarians are living longer, healthier lives than ever before and we know Ontario’s landscape is changing as a result of our aging population,” he said. Many non-profit groups want to provide programs for seniors but don’t have the little bit of funding needed to make it happen, Sergio said. “I finally said, ‘We have to put in

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ceded Balsdon. The team was actually curling under Mark Bice’s name as Balsdon was unable to compete in regional and zone competitions due to a rib injury. Other members are Tyler Morgan, Steve Bice and Jamie Farnell. Balsdon is now the curling professional at Glendale Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, where his team is based. Asked how he will prepare for the national championship, he said, with a laugh: “Practice.” He now has quite the collection of provincial championship honours. Besides two Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association championships he won for Don Mills Collegiate in 1994 and 1995, he won the provincial junior mixed championship in 1996 and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championship for Mohawk College in Hamilton in 1998.

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North York’s Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, which grants wishes to children with serious illnesses and injuries, is holding its 19th annual Starlight Gala on April 5 at the Fairmont Royal York hotel. Saturday The theme of this year’s event is London, Calling! and will include dinner, silent and live auctions and British-themed entertainment. Since 1995, the gala has raised more than $5 million. For tickets or more information, visit www.starlightmatters.com

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It will be easy to keep track of Toronto’s four Ontario Junior A Hockey League teams in the first round of the post season as they are playing each other in best-of-seven series. The fourth-seeded North York Rangers (64 points in 53 games), who are based out of Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre, 580 Finch Ave. W. in North York, will hook up with the fifth-seeded St. Michael’s Buzzers (61 points in 53 games), based out of St. Michael’s College School Arena, 1515 Bathurst St. in midtown. Game 1 was last night in North York. Game 2 is Friday at St. Mike’s while Game 3 is Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Carnegie Arena.

Jr. Canadiens face stiff Series in playoff battle tackles strokes wtest wSunnybrook Also from North York, the eighth-seeded Toronto Jr. Canadiens (52 points in 54 games), who are based out of Chesswood Arenas, 4000 Chesswood Dr. in North York, have the unenviable task of taking on top-seeded Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (76 points in 53 games), who are based out of Westwood Arenas, 90 Woodbine Downs Blvd., in Etobicoke. The Jr. Canadiens have already had a little taste of playoff atmosphere as they were tied with the Oakville Blades for the eighth and final spot and had to play a do-ordie qualification game Sunday that they won 6-5 in overtime. Game 1 was last night at Westwood. Then comes a stretch of three games in three nights: Game 2 is tomorrow night at Chesswood at 7:30 p.m., and Game 3 is Saturday at Westwood, and Game 4 is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Chesswood.

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he theme for this month’s column is Pets in Pairs as we introduce you to Tucker and Buddah, two sweet, well-behaved dogs looking for a home together, and Jack and Sally, a pair of bonded bunnies. Tucker and Buddah’s original owners were in an unfortunate situation and had to sell their house and move to a residence where there are no dogs allowed. Because the dogs are quite bonded to each other, an adopter is being sought that is up for double the dog loving. The dogs are in a foster home with Adopt-A-Dog/ Save-A-Life, a North Toronto-based rescue group, and they are adjusting well. Their foster family has nothing but great things to say about Tucker and Buddah. Everyone who meets the dogs on their walks is struck by their good looks

lorraine houston critter chatter and manners. Tucker is a gorgeous six-year-old Siberian husky who weighs about 60 pounds and Buddah is a stunning five-yearold golden retriever who weighs about 80 pounds. Both dogs are neutered and up to date on their vaccinations. Tucker is in perfect health but Buddah has a heart condition. He takes heart medication daily and will have to do so for the rest of his life. The medication helps to minimize the sideeffects of his heart condition. He is an active dog who can still take long walks at this time. Tucker and Buddah are very well-behaved dogs who are friendly with people and with other dogs. They are both housetrained and have

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excellent in-home manners. The rescue feels they would be best suited to a house with a fenced backyard but would also consider apartment dwellers as long as regular exercise is provided. If you feel you can give these two lovely dogs a safe and loving home, please email info@ adoptadogsavealife.com or call 416-787-3862 or visit the two boys online at www.adoptadogsavealife.com Jack and Sally were res-

Jack and Sally are a pair of bonded rabbits rescued from a hoarding situation.

cued from a hoarding situation in September. The friendly, healthy rabbits are seven to eight months old and both have been neutered and spayed. Jack adores Sally and spends the day playing and snuggling with her. “You have never seen two rabbits more in love; they snuggle together, play together, and share their treats with each other – they are inseparable,” say the foster parents from All Creatures Rescue, where the rabbits

are being cared for. They love to snack on timothy hay, organic alfalfa sprouts, dandelion greens, romaine lettuce and carrots. If you are interested in offering Jack and Sally a loving home, contact info@allcreaturesrescue. ca for more information. Lorraine Houston is director of Speaking of Dogs, an organization devoted to education, outreach and rescue. Her column appears the last Thursday of every month. Contact her at lhh4dogs@rogers.com

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Teatron offers up laughs in ‘Handle With Care’ Y ou may want to brush up on your Hebrew before seeing Teatron Toronto Jewish Theatre’s latest production, Handle With Care. Several lines in Tal Rosenzweig’s tirades generate huge laughs from those who understand the language. Even if you do not understand Hebrew there are still plenty of laughs in this romantic comedy by Jason Odell Williams. Set in a tacky motel room on a snowy December night, we meet Ayelet (played by Rosenzweig) who is upbraiding her nervous courier driver for losing the coffin containing the body of her recently deceased grandmother. Ayelet speaks only Hebrew, Terrence (the driver) speaks only English. So Terrence calls his only Jewish friend to come and translate. Unfortunately for the hapless Terrance, his friend Josh knows only a handful of Hebrew phrases, many of which are not appropriate for this situation. Much of the humour arises from the inability of the main characters to communicate with each other. The author has a gift for taking an unusual situation and milking it for all of its comedic worth. Playing the awkward and unlucky driver whose truck is stolen (with the aforementioned coffin inside), Tal Shulman displays great timing with his frenzied

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Ta l S h u l m a n a n d Z a c k Amzallag share a moment in a tacky Virginia motel room in this scene from Jason Odell Williams’ comedy ‘Handle With Care’. The production by Teatron Toronto Jewish Theater has extended its run in the Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts until March 9.

reactions. He has a perfect foil with Zachary Amzallag playing his friend Josh, who comes to rescue Terrence only to find a romantic connection with the Israeli– born Ayelet. Amzallag has a superb laid-back demeanor that allows him to toss off one-liners with an almost oblivious ease. He doesn’t project that his comments are intended to be funny, they just seem to come out that way. Rosenzweig is magnificent as the feisty Ayelet.

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She also shares some touching moments with her grandmother, played by Gloria Valentine. In a series of short flashback scenes we witness some of their road trip misadventures. Her struggles with the few English words and phrases she knows generate a number of laughs. For her part, Valentine is the perfect embodiment of an elderly widow searching for a lost love in northern Virginia in the middle of winter storm. Although the resolution of the story may give itself away a bit early in the proceedings, the ride getting there is no less enjoyable. Ari Weisberg has done a splendid job staging this comedy in a claustrophobic motel room set, allowing his four principals ample opportunities to shine. He also guides the performers to create realistic portraits of believable characters. The result is a fun, lighthearted production of a fun light-hearted play.

DETAILS Teatron’s production of Handle with Care in the Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts has been extended until Sunday, March 9. For tickets visit http://teatrontheatre. com or call Ticketmaster at 1-855985-2787. Veteran theatre reviewer Mark Andrew Lawrence offers his insights on stage and musical productions for The North York Mirror. Contact him at nym@insidetoronto.com

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TIP IT C. W. Jefferys Mariam Damile spikes the ball while Parkdale Collegiate’s Alyssa Mabley-Sisson tries for a block during the TDSB girls volleyball 1A final Friday. Parkdale defeated C. W. Jeffreys Collegiate 25-19, 25-22, 25-22 at Centennial College.

MIDGET DIVISION THURSDAY, FEB. 27 w Dynamic Leasing (team 1) vs. Maxwell’s Menswear (team 2) vs. Just Hockey (team 3) (Don Mills Arena, 1030 Don Mills Rd., 8:20 p.m.) w Just Hockey (team 3) vs. Addison (team 4) (Don Mills Arena, 1030 Don Mills Rd., 9:20 p.m.) NOVICE DIVISION

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UPCOMING GAME In Parkwoods Hockey League, midget division, Element Financial (Red - Brinton/Stoetes) takes on Boyd Decorating (Black - Matt Ralph) at 3:30 p.m. on March 8.

PEEWEE DIVISION SATURDAY, MARCH 1 w Canadian Tire White (team 3) vs. Canadian Tire Yellow (team 4) (Don Mills Arena, 1030 Don Mills Rd., 8:55 a.m.) w Canadian Tire Orange (team 1) vs. Canadian Tire Green (team 2) (Don Mills Arena, 1030 Don Mills Rd., 9:50 a.m.)

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PARKWOODS HOCKEY LEAGUE NOVICE DIVISION SATURDAY, MARCH 1 w Tim Hortons (Red - Daniel Wilkinson) vs. Tim Hortons (Black - Sandy Metzger) (Fenside Arena, 30 Slidell Cres., 7:45 a.m.) w Tim Hortons (Blue - Jason McCormack) vs. Tim Hortons (White - Colin Bloom) (Fenside

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entertaining at nygh: Above, Mercedes Morris sings Lift Every Voice and Sing during a Black History Month event at North York General Hospital last week. At right, Myah WilliamsHarms performs a dance routine.

court action north region finals: Top, Josephine Catalanotto of St. Conrad Catholic School battles for the ball with a St. Francis De Sales Catholic School player at TCDSB North Region Girls Finals last Thursday at James Cardinal McGuigan High School. At right, a St. Francis De Sales player tries to turn for a shot as Anastasia D’amario of St. Conrad blocks. St. Conrad won the game 12-5.

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oxford open house author reading: First Nations author Emilie Corbiere reads to children with help from her porcupine puppet during an open house at Oxford Learning Don Valley Sunday afternoon. The day also marked a renaming of the branch from ‘Willowdale’ to ‘Don Valley’. Staff photo/Nick Perry

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TO in TRANSIT officers on Eglinton Ave. West wPaid-duty Metrolinx will continue to use paid-duty officers as it examines alternatives to easing traffic while Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction takes place at Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue West. In an open letter to residents sent last week, Crosstown community relations director Jamie Robinson admits a lane reduction for a ramp providing northbound access to the Allen Expressway has caused problems for motorists and pedestrians alike, who are accustomed to having separate traffic signals. In addition to around-the-clock enforcement, he promises more signs, lane markings and other measures intended to reduce congestion and make the area safer for pedestrians. The Crosstown project has significantly impacted local traffic due to local

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A series of telephone surveys held in 2012 and 2013 to measure the happiness of TTC customers shows higher levels of dissatisfaction for streetcar use. Approval ratings for streetcars slipped to a low of 65 per cent by the end of 2013, representing a “statistically significant” drop, according to the TTC’s customer service chief Chris Upfold. Upfold, who presented the survey findings to the TTC board this week, said the numbers seem to reflect a trend of decreasing general satisfaction with streetcars which have suffered from poorer reliability due to traffic congestion, construction impacts and crowding.

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+HST

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84 MNTHS @ 5.99% APR

84 MNTHS @ 5.99% APR

84 MNTHS @ 5.99% APR

84 MNTHS @ 5.99% APR

72 MNTHS @ 5.99% APR

Auto, Air, 6 Cyl, 7 Passenger, PW, PL, Keyless, Stk# F30928b

6 Speed Manual, 8 Cyl, Leather, PW, PL, Keyless, Only 5,000Kms, Stk# 37775A

Auto, Air, 6 Cyl Ecoboost, Leather, Moonroof, Navigation, Only 25,000Kms, Stk# 42072A

Auto, Air, 6 Cyl Ecoboost, Leather, Moonroof, Navigation, Only 19,000Kms, STK# F40286A

Automatic, Air, 6 Cyl, Leather, Moonroof, PW, PL, Keyless, Stk# P2614

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