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LISA QUEEN lqueen@insidetoronto.com With just one more hill to climb before it gets approval, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is looking forward to building a new store and 50-unit townhouse development on Sheppard Avenue west of Leslie Street. The project, at 784 Sheppard Ave., was approved by North York Community Council last week and is expected to be approved by city council on Feb. 19. “My sense is it will be a great development,” public affairs manager, Tim Southam, told The Mirror. MEC has been looking to open a store in North York for some time, he said. “We had our eye on that site for a number of years,” he said, pointing to the location’s access to Sheppard and the Bessarion subway station and its proximity to Hwy. 401. “The fact is that’s a part of Toronto we’re interested in. Sheppard itself is experiencing a lot of growth, a lot of retail development and is well-suited >>>site, page 6

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Symposium in North York will focus on newcomer health A health symposium for newcomers to Canada on Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North York Civic Centre will bring together professionals

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An oasis in Bathurst ‘food desert’ LISA QUEEN lqueen@insidetoronto.com In the “food desert” neighbourhood along Bathurst Street between Finch and Steeles avenues, the Mobile Good Food Market truck is already a popular visitor. Even before the truck arrived Jan. 14 for its inaugural weekly trip to the parking lot of 6091 Bathurst, south of Steeles, residents milled around waiting. More showed up as workers opened the doors and laid out bins of fresh, inexpensive produce such as beets for 50 cents a pound, cucumbers for 85 cents each, apples for 10 cents each, turnip for 80 cents a pound, cabbages for $1.10 each, bananas for 50 cents a pound, tomatoes for $1 a pound, onions for 80 cents a bag and potatoes for 45 cents a pound. The truck, which will visit the parking lot Tuesdays from 3 to 4:15 p.m., is a project of FoodShare Toronto, a nonprofit community organization working to bring healthy food to everyone, especially those living in what the organization calls “food desert” neighbourhoods without grocery stores or with accessibility issues. The high-priority Bathurst neighbourhood is made up of highrise buildings and is home to a large population of seniors and also young

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Residents shop at the first Mobile Good Food Market in the parking lot of 6091 Bathurst south of Steeles on Tuesday. The truck will go every Tuesday from 3 to 4:15 p.m.

families. Many residents find it difficult to access the few grocery stores in the area, especially during bad weather, York Centre Councillor James Pasternak said. “We have a very high concentration of seniors in Ward 10. Not everyone can make it out to their local supermarket. Many don’t drive and this (truck) is a great way to actually bring healthy food choices right to the residents. We understand it has great growth potential,” he said. “If you bring (residents)

a convenient, cost-efficient, healthy choice, they’re more likely to buy in.” Residents will still have to shop elsewhere for other groceries such as meat, dairy products and packaged food, Pasternak acknowledged. Often, residents living in food desert neighbourhoods forego fresh produce and rely more on starchy, packaged foods. That puts them at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, associated with obesity and lack of activity, Mobile Good Food co-ordinator Afua

Asantewaa said. “What we have heard from communities is they take fresh produce out of their diet because one, it’s too expensive and two, they can’t get to a grocery store. So, often they take a taxi but many of them are on a fixed income,” she said. “It’s difficult to pay for the taxi and if they take a taxi once a month, they can’t buy that much produce because it won’t last.” FoodShare buys only topquality produce from the

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Ontario Food Terminal every week, Asantewaa said. It is generally less expensive than at grocery stores but that is not a guarantee because stores may sell items cheaper on sale, she said. Almost all the customers shopping on Jan. 14 were seniors, although a mom with a baby in a stroller and two young children hanging on to the handles was among the crowd. Senior Nicole Weiss said she is thrilled with the truck, especially for residents who find it difficult to get to a grocery store. “The prices are right, the food is fresh, it’s a great idea,” she said. After buying a pineapple, beets, tomatoes, carrots and garlic, Raisa Treister said the truck is convenient and she is hoping it expands its variety of food. Customers are encouraged to make suggestions about the produce they want, including culturally appealing choices, driver and customer service rep David Perry said. The Good Food Market truck is supported by Toronto Public Health, United Way Toronto, the TTC, the Sprott Foundation, the provincial government, Crew Chief and LGA Architectural Partners.

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Africentric school students commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day CLARK KIM ckim@insidetoronto.com Students from the Africentric Alternative School performed in front of dignitaries Monday, Jan. 20 to help mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “Welcome to our celebration,” greeted Joan Lattie, principal of the Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue area

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African-American Civil Rights movement. “He was a man who wanted to change the world,” Amira said. “I learned that he wants us to follow our dreams and not be afraid,” Malika added.

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When cold weather wasn’t talk of the town Did your mom ever deliver the following line to you when you were a kid? “You’d better bundle up if you’re going outside to play hockey today, Sweetie, because according to Environment Canada there could be an Arctic air blast courtesy of the polar vortex.” Mine didn’t. And for that I am eternally grateful. I’m not sure I’d want to listen to what a kid has to listen to today. Winter weather reports have gotten so complicated they’re taking all the fun out of what used to be our favourite season. Take the polar vortex – please. My mom never talked about a polar vortex when I was in public school. For a very good reason. She’d never heard about it. Nobody had in this part of the world. The fact is, unless you’re meteorologically inclined, you just got wind of the phrase for the very first time last month.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY Now we hear of little else, it seems. Ditto for Arctic air blasts. Mom also never warned me about those. How could she? She didn’t know about them either. Nobody did. Now it’s as if they’re the only thing. And I don’t even want to talk about having your mom remind you to bundle up on a winter day. Ah, what the heck, I’ll talk about it. That would never have happened way back when. (Oops. I officially dated myself. I hadn’t planned on doing that this week. Oh, well. No turning back now. The cat is finally out of the bag. Yes, I was a kid way back when. So now you know. Make of it, what you wish.) Anyhow, my mom didn’t have to tell me how to dress appropriately to play hockey outside. She knew I was on top of that.

Playing shinny on natural ice was the number one winter pastime of kids. The goal on every Saturday and Sunday during the winter was to be out on the ice for as long as possible. Even though there was a hut with a wood-burning stove next to each rink, you only went inside to put your skates on and take them off.

My mom never talked about a polar vortex when I was in public school. For a very good reason. She’d never heard about it.

It wasn’t a place you could go to warm up halfway through the day. Once you got the chills and began shivering the stove wouldn’t help. That’s why we made it our business to know exactly what to wear no matter what the winter weather condi-

tions were because if you miscalculated you had to go home early. And nobody wanted to do that. So, just to summarize, there is no way my mom would have laid that kind of meteorological mumbo jumbo on me when I was a kid. As for her trying to surreptitiously slip the word “Sweetie” in right before all the incomprehensible terminology? Now that’s a word I could definitely hear coming out of her mouth. I would have never let her get away with such an obvious ruse, of course. But deep down I wouldn’t have minded. Let’s face it, when it comes to your mom, no matter what the era, that kind of talk will always go with the territory. 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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at Downsview Park, 40 Carl Hall Rd., Studio 3 CONTACT: www. torontorollerderby.com, info@ torontorollerderby.com COST: $12 in advance, $18 at the door Chicks Ahoy! vs. Gore-Gore Rollergirls; Toronto Junior Roller Derby (TJRD) vs. Alliston. The Untold Story of Almost a Million Refugees WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Ave. W. CONTACT: Andria Spindel, 416-409-3822, www.darcheinoam. ca, aspindel@rogers.com COST: $10

Let’s Talk Law: Pre-Shabbat Morning Study WHEN: 8:45 a.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: 416-4874161, www.templesinai.net, office@ templesinai.net COST: Free

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Youth from Islamic centre deliver warm meals to needy CLARK KIM ckim@insidetoronto.com Young volunteers at the TARIC Islamic Centre are about to surpass their goal this Sunday, Jan. 26 to prepare and deliver more than 2,000 warm meals to those

in need. “This year, three weeks in, we’re at about 1,600 meals,” said Imraan Assim, lead volunteer and the program organizer who initiated the soup kitchen and meal delivery project last year.

It began as a way to celebrate the Islamic month marking the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, Rabi al-Awwal, and to proactively demonstrate his message of mercy and kindness to their neighbours, Assim noted.

In that first year, they exceeded their initial expectation of preparing 800 meals by delivering 1,300 in total. This year, they opened the doors of the TARIC Centre, at 99 Beverly Hills Dr. near Jane Street and Wilson Avenue,

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each Sunday this month, welcoming neighbours to drop in for a warm meal. The group of about 30 volunteers has also helped deliver lunches to several agencies in North York and Etobicoke, including North York Women’s Shelter, Youth Without Shelter, Er nestine’s Women’s Shelter, Bethlehem United Shelter and Northwood Senior Services. “Programs like this allow us to help give back and teach our kids the valuable lesson that there is a communal responsibility on those of us who can afford what is often taken for granted,” said Fatemah Nazir, another

volunteer at the soup kitchen. Congregation members attending the local mosque have also responded positively to the project. “Scores of people have donated,” said Assim, allowing them to purchase real quality food, mostly from Caribbean Cuisine in the Sheridan Mall which they partnered with as well. He added he hoped the project will continue to be an annual tradition and possibly a once-a-month event.

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Site once home to Sheridan Nurseries Garden Centre >>>from page 1 to MEC’s unique kind of retail.” However, at least one resident is concerned about the project’s impact on traffic in the community. Lorraine Hanser pointed out the area is also going to be home to a new community centre and Concord Park Place, the largest condo development in North York’s history, which will add about 5,000 families. Willowdale Councillor David Shiner said he understands traffic concerns plaguing Sheppard. “It’s terrible. It just gets worse,” he said. H o w e v e r, S h i n e r argued the MEC project is a much more modest development than could have been proposed for the site, If approved by city council, the store would be MEC’s second location in Toronto. The first store is on King Street east of Spadina Avenue. A retail co-operative with 3.5 million members in Canada, MEC

sells equipment for a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, camping, snow sports, water sports, running and yoga. It has about 620,000 members in the Greater Toronto Area, 100,000 of which are North York residents. The development would include a twostorey, 4,100-square-metre (44,130-square-foot) MEC store fronting on to Sheppard. Behind the store would be a 50-unit, four-storey stacked townhouse development. Because MEC is not in the residential development business, it has partnered with developer Broccolini to build the townhouses, Southam said. The site, once home to a Sheridan Nurseries garden centre, which will be demolished, is larger than necessary to simply house an MEC store, he said. For more on the North York Community Council meeting, visit bit. ly/1dw2itR

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Winter food drive falls short of goal Though North York Harvest Food Bank (NYHFB) fell short of its Winter Food Drive goal, the initiative is still viewed as a success. The goal of the drive, which ran Dec. 1, 2013 to Jan. 13, 2014, aimed to collect 240,000 pounds of food and $240,000. “Although we were a bit below our goals this year, the Winter Food Drive was still a great success,” read a message on NYHFB’s website. “Despite setbacks from the ice storm, our community rallied and raised almost 200,000 pounds of food

and $200,000. This will make a big difference over the coming months to the people who use our services.” Monetary and nutritious, non-perishable food donations are still being accepted on an on-going basis. Nutritious food includes whole grains, high-fibre, low-sugar foods, low sodium, canned or dried beans, olive/cooking oils, spices, and nourishing baby foods.

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Armoured car workers union wants industry task force after Monday’s shootout The national president of the union representing armoured car workers is calling on the federal minister of public safety to establish a task force on the industry following a shootout Monday between armoured truck guards and thieves outside Fairview Mall. “We are grateful that no one was hurt in this incident, but cannot be complacent that there will not be injury the next time there is a robbery,” Unifor’s Jerry Dias said in a release. Police said two men, w e a r i n g b a l a c l a v a s, interrupted at gunpoint the security guards who were making a delivery at the Don Mills Road and Sheppard Avenue mall

around 10:25 p.m. Shots were exchanged between one security guard and one suspect. A quantity of money was taken and both suspects fled in a silver vehicle, which was located by police a short distance away. The armored guards were not injured and it’s not known if the suspects sustained injuries. Si n c e 2 0 0 0 , t h e re have been more than 70 attacks on armoured cars in Canada, resulting in three fatalities and two serious injuries, Unifor said, Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416222-8477.

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s diabetes becomes a growing epidemic, Kashtin Fitzsimons wants to get the word out help is available at the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub. The Diabetes Education Centre, run by Unison Health and Community Services at the Bathurst Street and Finch Avenue hub, offers free services to people from across the city, not just within a catchment area. Clients can be referred to the centre by their family doctor, or can selfrefer by answering questions over the phone, said Fitzsimons, a community outreach worker at the centre. If the client is screened for pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes (the centre does not offer support for Type 1 or gestational diabetes), an appointment is booked, typically with a three- to four-week wait time. If the client needs a wider range of care, they will be referred to a diabetes centre at nearby Branson Ambulatory Care Centre. The first appointment lasts 60 to 90 minutes and includes a nurse or dietician, who will go over what the client needs help with, Fitzsimons said. “It could be diet and trying new things to maintain blood sugar,” he said.

Diabetes Education Centre opens doors to new clients at Bathurst and Finch

Help for diabetics a phone call away Blood sugar will be tested and the results discussed and the client will be given practical ways to manage their condition, he said.

We offer one-on-one management services as often as the client likes. It can be as little or as often as they like. Everything is free. – Kashtin Fitzsimons

Clients range in age from early 40s into their 80s, and the aim is to have 1,000 clients at each of Unison’s four Diabetes Education Centre sites annually, Fitzsimons said. The Bathurst-Finch Community Hub opened next to Northview Heights Secondary School at 540 Finch Ave. W. in April and offers a wide range of services for new immigrants, families and seniors in the 18,800-square-foot space. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, with 90 per cent diagnosed with Type 2, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not effectively use the insulin that is produced. Type 2 diabetes usually

risk factors If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can result in a variety of complications, including heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease, impotence and nerve damage. Type 2 diabetes risk factors include being of Aboriginal, Hispanic, Asian, South Asian or African descent, and being overweight, especially if weight is carried around the stomach.

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The Bathurst-Finch Community Hub is hosting a diabetes education workshop on Monday, Jan. 27

develops in adulthood, although increasing numbers of children in highrisk populations are being diagnosed. Pre-diabetes refers to a condition in which a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. But diabetes can be prevented through a healthy meal plan, weight

control and physical activity, while those living with Type 2 can live active, independent lives through diabetes management, which includes education, physical activity, nutrition, weight management and medication. “We offer one-on-one management services as often as the client likes,” Fitzsimons said. “It can be as little or as often as they like. Everything is free.”

symptoms Signs and symptoms of diabetes include unusual thirst, frequent urination, weight loss or gain, extreme fatigue or lack of energy, blurred vision, frequent or recurring infections, slow healing cuts and bruises, tingling or numbness in the hands or feet, and trouble getting or maintaining an erection. However, Type 2 diabetes may also display no symptoms.

Azin Zurbuchen, a registered dietician who works with clients at the Diabetes Education Centre, said the main purpose of her work is to help those living with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes better manage their condition. “I talk specifically about what to eat, how much and when,” she said. “We provide education and take on the role of management as well. The people we see have been recently diagnosed, are pre-diabetic or need a refresher on how to make changes. We see more people who display no symptoms so it’s important to see your doctor for annual checkups and get blood work done, especially if you are over 40.” Fitzsimons said he’d like to get the word out about the Diabetes Education

Centre, and hopes an upcoming diabetes education workshop will do just that. The workshop will be held Monday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the BathurstFinch Community Hub, Community Room 1. Presentations are scheduled from a registered nurse, registered dietician, pharmacist and dental hygienist, and attendees can access free one-to-one counselling at the end of the workshop. Fitzsimons also hopes to get service providers, such as primary care doctors and pharmacists, on board to provide clients with a holistic approach, he said. “Clients are not alone in fighting this very chronic condition,” he said.

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t used to be that all it took was a whiff of Olympic gold in the air for a certain segment of the Toronto political and business class to slick down their hair, don their Sunday best, grab a bunch of flowers (and a stack of plane tickets), and go a-courting. That crazy, hungry optimism is in short supply in 2014. Now our political leadership responds to the possibility of launching an Olympic bid with a big tub of ice cream, a comfortable set of pajamas and a binge on ‘50s weepies on Netflix. On Monday, Toronto was so medal-shy that not a single proponent of a 2024 Olympic bid showed up to pitch it to Toronto’s Economic Development Committee. It didn’t help that a report from Ernst and Young indicating Toronto’s prospects of successfully bidding for and then running the games on budget were slim. The committee agreed, and shelved the proposal indefinitely. But heeding calls for

david nickle the city caution is a new thing for Toronto’s would-be Olympians. It doesn’t look bad on them. Toronto squandered a lot of resources and goodwill when it lost the 2008 Olympics to Beijing. Mel Lastman embarrassed himself and the city, making a joke about being boiled by cannibals on the eve of a goodwill visit to Africa. And because the city’s waterfront development was so closely tied to successfully hosting the Olympics, one might argue that Toronto’s failure set the crucial initiative back rather than forward. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly rose this time to make the point that Toronto has other crucial city-building priorities than prettying up for the Olympics. Toronto needs to bring the federal and provincial governments on board to deal with our

transportation issues, our housing difficulties, and the basics of our city’s finances. And to take his point a step farther, we as a city need to look at our own fundamentals – and recognize that the things that make life richer and healthier for Torontonians are also the things that will attract visitors and investment. Toronto has a fading reputation as a cultural hub for both Ontario and the American states along the border. It wasn’t so long ago that we were a hub for Broadway-style live theatre in Canada and the northeastern U.S. Now, we’re best known as the butt of late-night jokes about crack smoking. But we need to get past both dwelling on our glory days in the limelight and our more recent hours in the gutter – and when we finally do step out, learn to keep that hungry look out of our eyes.

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the city, province and federal government would be exposed to potentially grave cost overTo r o n t o ’s E c o n o m i c runs on an already expensive prospect. Development Committee has abandoned any potential It would cost between $50 bid for the 2024 Olympics – at million and $60 million to the same time as it received bid for the Olympic summer a report on the high-level games, and cost between $3.3 pros and cons of hosting the billion and $6.9 billion to actually stage the Olympics. 2025 World Expo, leaving the future of that potential bid up The Expo bid would be less to Toronto Council. costly – a formal bid would The committee cost between $10 Be a part of the spent most of the day million and $15 discussion. Visit Monday going over million, and stagthis story on our both issues, after ing would cost hearing a report from website and share between $1 billion Ernst and Young on your thoughts in and $3 billion. their report. There would the comments Both bids, said the also be a political section. consultants, were battle, in that the federal governpotentially long-  bit.ly/1jtPtpx shots. ment has already Moving any further on rejected a request from Edmonton to host a world’s either possible bid would fair, and has indicated that cost $1 million for a more detailed feasibility study. And Toronto shouldn’t make the the consultants indicated that bid. Federal support is considToronto would be unlikely to ered key in winning the fair. win a bid for the Olympics – in There was little appetite part because the United States from the city’s leadership to appears to be gearing up to pursue either bid. Deputy obtain those Olympics. And Mayor Norm Kelly told the

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committee that the city shouldn’t bite off any more international events until it had seen the 2015 Pan Am Games through, and that in any case there are other priorities for the city – transportation, housing, and dealing with the impacts of climate change. “Both bids take our eye off the ball,” he said. Committee chair Michael Thompson was likewise unsupportive, telling reporters that he didn’t expect to see an Olympic Games in Toronto in his lifetime. “I’m not prepared to mortgage the future of Torontonians,” he said. There was no support for the Olympics at the committee – deputants scheduled to speak on the matter didn’t show up – but a good deal more support for Expo. Former Toronto Mayor and Liberal Senator Art Eggleton, who sits on the exploratory committee for Expo 2025, said the city should at least study the feasibility, because of the potential economic benefits.


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Epping rink snares one of two final spots for provincial championships North York will once again be represented in the Ontario Tankard 2014 men’s curling championship in Smith’s Falls, which runs Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 – but it wasn’t easy. John Epping, a Peterborough native now living in North York and curling out of North York’s Donalda Curling Club, managed to secure one of two spots

available (the other winner being a team skipped by Jake Higgs) in the always-tough, last chance challenger round, held Jan. 10 to 13 in Brampton. Nineteen teams contested the two spots. Epping is backed by third Scott Bailey, second

David Mathers and lead Collin Mitchell. “Didn’t do it the easy way, but provincial bound by getting through challenge round!” tweeted Epping, following the competition. This year’s competition will mark the third time in four years Epping has reached the Ontario championship. He’s made the playoff round twice, including last year (2013) when

he won the three-vs-four match but lost the semifinal; and in 2011 when he lost the three-vs-four match to North York native Greg Balsdon. Balsdon – who won two provincial high school curling championships for Don Mills Collegiate in 1994 and 1995 – went on to the final that year, losing 10-3 to Glenn Howard. Howard is the reigning eight-time defending

champion of the Ontario Tankard. Epping earned a coveted spot in Canada’s national Olympic qualifier held in Winnipeg in late fall but bowed out with a 1-6 record. Women’s Championship 2014 wOntario

North York was also represented in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts pro-

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Metrolinx is organizing a series of open houses in January and February to discuss progress on an ongoing electrification study of the Union Pearson (UP) Express air rail link. UP is not scheduled to open until the 2015 Pan American Games, when it will run as an express train service between Pearson International Airport and Union Station. While the line will initially operate using diesel trains,

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Apologies for writing this, but a new art exhibition will be showcased in TTC subway stations starting this week. ‘Sorry’ combines 20 satirical poems mixed with collages which apologize for a host of serious offences, from modern art to sleeping. The pieces will be featured on the Pattison Onestop video screens located on subway platforms. Sorry runs until Feb. 28 at various TTC subway stations. For more information visit www.artintransit.ca

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Enjoy an afternoon of strings Sunday The NYCO String Quintet presents An Afternoon of Strings, a fundraising concert for the North Yorkbased orchestra. This chamber music concert will be performed by the string principals of NYCO Symphony Orchestra. The concert takes place Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. Tickets are $20, or $10 for students. Call 416-6289195. ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ wpresenting

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The Children’s Hour, a 1934 play about two women who run a school for girls, was controversial when it was originally performed, and is now being staged by Encore Entertainment. The Lillian Hellman play, based on a true story, was adapted into a 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine. You can see The Children’s Hour in North York at the Studio Theatre of the

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community check-up: henry farm

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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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Henry Farm: Population (2011): 11,335

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Top 10 Mother Tongues 1. English 2. Persian (Farsi) 3. Mandarin 4. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 5. Arabic 6. Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7. Urdu 8. Hindi 9= Romanian 9= Spanish

Mandarin and Farsi are the most common non-official languages in Henry Farm. In the 2011 census, 7.1 per cent of residents listed Farsi as their Mother Tongue (6.5 per cent for Mandarin), and 5.9 per cent listed Mandarin as their Home Language (5.6 per cent for Farsi).

Top 10 Home Languages 1. English 2. Mandarin 3. Persian (Farsi) 4. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 5. Arabic 6. Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7. Urdu 8= Hindi 8= Spanish 10. Russian

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MOTHER TONGUE “Mother Tongue” refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood at the time of the census. In the 2011 census, the percentage of people in Henry Farm who list English as their Mother Tongue is 32 per cent. That number is 51 per cent in all of Toronto.

Henry Farm’s population grew slightly between 2006 and 2011, by 0.6 per cent. The age group which experienced the most significant growth was Seniors (age 65+), which grew by 5.7 per cent in that time period.

While the population of the Children (age 0-14) age group grew slightly between 2006 and 2011, overall it has declined by 10.1 per cent.

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The overall population in Henry Farm grew slightly in the last five years, but has declined 3.0 per cent overall between 2001 and 2011 (the only age group to grow in that time period was Seniors (age 65+).

-8.3% The only age group which didn’t grow between 2006 and 2011 in Henry Farm was Youth (age 15-24): It dropped by 8.3 per cent.

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Brookhaven kids told to stand up to bullying CLARK KIM ckim@insidetoronto.com Brookhaven Public School students got a special lesson last week from two guests from the Toronto Argonauts about what to do when they see bullying happening. Defensive back Matt Black and director of education and community programs Jason Colero paid a visit to the Black Creek Drive and Lawrence

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a win for the knights: Nikolas Hlebanja of North York Knights comes in on Parkdale Flames netminder Jack Christmann only to see the his shot smothered by the netminder in their game at the Humber Valley Select Tournament on the weekend at Central Arena in Etobicoke. North York won the game by a score of 3-2.

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battle for the puck rangers take a loss: North York Rangers’ Brody Power battles with Wellington Dukes’ Mike Robinson for the puck during Junior A hockey Sunday at Carnegie Centennial Arena. The Dukes defeated the Rangers 4-2. The Rangers are next in ac tion tonight in Stouffville, before hosting Hamilton Sunday at 3 p.m. Staff photo/Dan Pearce

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Rush hour Mayors call for funding to cover ice storm costs parking fines go up today DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com

Drivers used to stopping on busy streets during rush hour could be in for an expensive lesson in manners in the coming weeks. The City of Toronto and Toronto police have kicked off a get-tough approach to fighting traffic congestion. Among other measures, drivers who unlawfully park, stop or stand on rush hour routes will face fines of $150. And for drivers who make a habit of ignoring parking restrictions, the city will tow any offender who has three or more parking tickets unpaid on their record.

province has a handle on how much it will be contributing and how that money will be distributed. The province, she said, has seen 27 resolutions so far from municipalities hit by the storm, and it was too early to say whether their assessments of damage and costs were valid or eligible for disaster York Cemetery and Visitation Centre is a business name of Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries. Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries is affiliated with Canadian Memorial Services.

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That will cost the driver towing fees as high as $200, in addition to daily storage fees of $81. Parking enforcement officers will also ticket cars displaying expired license validation stickers. “This program includes important strategies to help keep traffic moving on our streets,” said Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Chair Denzil Minnan-Wong. “These initiatives will help reduce traffic delays and fuel consumption for drivers, as well as reduce the impact on our environment. Getting our road system clear of illegally parked vehicles will improve traffic flow and quality of life for all residents.” The new rules take effect 12:01 a.m. Jan. 23. Rush hour is considered to take place from 6 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. on key routes.

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relief money. Municipalities, however, said they needed to know sooner. Mayor Ford, who started the meeting chastising Premier Kathleen Wynne for her absence, said Toronto is considering its own budget in the coming weeks, and councillors will need clarity on whether the city’s $106-million tab for the ice storm will be covered. “We have a budget coming up in a couple of weeks and I need an answer,” he said. “That’s why we put a hard deadline on it for March 1. But if the Premier’s not going to talk to me, it’s pretty hard to be optimistic.” Ford’s critical stance on Wynne’s decision not to attend the meeting wasn’t shared by others. McCallion said she preferred to follow “protocol” when dealing with other levels of government, and go directly to the top only if other avenues had failed. “If the Premier was going to be here, I guess we should have invited the Prime Minister,” said McCallion, who noted the municipalities were asking for both provincial and federal help in dealing with the storm, which left hundreds of thousands of households in the dark over the holidays. Toronto’s Deputy Mayor Kelly sided with McCallion. “What this was was an attempt collectively to establish a series of requests,” he said. “And you’re not going to get answers from the minister today to requests that she’s unaware of. Now these will put these in front of her. And (as to Wynne’s absence) I thought Hazel phrased it really accurately when she said if the Premier should be here then the Prime Minister should be here too because we’re asking for federal money.” In a statement, Scarborough Ce n t re M P Rox a n n e Ja m e s, Parliamentary Secretary for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Steven Blaney, said the federal government is still waiting to hear from the provincial government on disaster relief. Shortly after that statement was released Friday, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing distributed a letter to Minister Blaney dated Jan. 17, noting the province intends to secure federal assistance. “I am interested in any options that you may have in assisting Ontario with its disaster response and mitigation costs,” wrote Minister Jeffrey.

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Gardiner Expressway East Public Meeting Thursday, February 6, 2014 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Bloor Street subway station) Open house begins at 6:30 p.m.; presentations at 7:00 p.m. Please register at: www.gardinereastpublicmeetingfeb6.eventbrite.ca For more information or to be added to the project mailing list, contact info@gardinereast.ca, or call (416) 479-0662. To learn about the project or contribute your insights and views please visit www.gardinereast.ca.

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St. Joseph’s Morrow Park student who won a national environmental journalism award last year has headed to Stockholm, Sweden for an international environmental education mission. Kobikah Chandran left for the European country yesterday for the five-day trip led by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The 15-year-old Grade 10 student, who was named one of Canada’s Next Green Journalists after taking part in a national youth ecojournalism competition hosted by Environmental Defence, is one of eight Canadian youth heading to Sweden. The mission will bring together 100 students and teachers from 10 countries to hone their journalism skills and to learn more about environmental issues. The group will hear from a variety of keynote speakers ranging from local environmental non-profits to journalists from sustainable lifestyle magazines. Kobikah placed first in the article category for ages

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11 to 14 for Environmental Defence’s Canada’s Next Green Journalist competition and was presented with an award in June at her school. Open to youth aged 11 to 14, 15 to 18, and 19 to 21, Canada’s Next Green Journalist is an opportunity for young people to contribute an article, photo or video about environmental issues focusing on litter and waste management. As part of her prize, she had her submission published online, received a laptop, received $500 cash for her school for an environmental initiative and, most notably, the chance to travel to Sweden. “I was very excited,” Kobikah said upon finding out about the mission. “I thought my parents wouldn’t allow me to go but they did, they were happy and said it’s a great opportunity.” For her submission, she wrote an article outlining three litter solutions for her community. “One solution to put a stop to all of this is to provide more pocket ashtrays and ash receptacles on sidewalks, parks, buildings, parking lots and more,” she wrote. “Providing more ash receptacles at all entry/ exit places of buildings, at bus stops, and other areas where people frequently need to discard their cigarettes would be one helpful solution. Another possible solution would be smokers

buying pocket ashtrays but they can’t be any kind. They should be the ones that are plastic or metal so that they can be used for years.” Other solutions include developing fines and dispensing more recycling and waste bins in parks and buildings and along sidewalks, she wrote. Kobikah, an environmental club leader at her school, said she’s looking forward to attending workshops and meeting new people during the mission. She is also trying to get her school to become more eco-friendly by selling reusable water bottles and running a small green house, she said. “We live in it,” she said when asked why she’s passionate about the environment. “We were given the opportunity to take care of it, so we should.” The international mission is a chance for Canada’s youth to work with students from other countries, Environmental Defence’s Stephanie Kohls said in a release. “More than ever, young Canadians are concerned about the state of the environment and want to be part of the solution,” she said. “This gives them an outlet to voice their concerns and to find ways to help tackle environmental issues locally and globally.”

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Friday, Jan. 31 w hosting Laurentian, women’s team at 6 p.m., men’s at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 w hosting Algoma, women’s team at 6 p.m., men’s at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m. w hosting Hamilton Wednesday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. w hosting Newmarket Sunday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m. w hosting Burlington * at Herbert Carnegie Centennial Centre, 580 Finch Ave. West

Volleyball Saturday, Jan. 25 w hosting RMC, women’s team at 2 p.m., men’s at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 w hosting Queen’s, women’s team at 2 p.m., men’s at 4 p.m.

Toronto Junior Canadiens Sunday Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. w hosting Georgetown Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. w hosting Buffalo Sunday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. w hosting Pickering * at Chesswood Arenas, 4000 Chesswood Dr.

UPCOMING High school sports schedules are scaled back for the exam break. Full schedules resume the week of Feb. 3.

Men’s hockey Saturday, Jan. 25 w hosting Guelph, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 w hosting Laurier, 7 p.m.

MORE SPORTS

Fo r m o re s p o r t s coverage visit www. insidetoronto.com/ northyorktorontoStaff photo/DAN PEARCE on-sports/

Women’s hockey

Seneca Sting Volleyball

Saturday, Feb. 1 w hosting UOIT, 2 p.m. * basketball and volleyball are both played at Tait MacKenzie Gymnasium; hockey is played at Canlan Ice Sports - York

Friday, Jan. 31 w hosting Algonquin Saturday, Feb. 1 w hosting La Cite * women’s game 6 p.m., men 8 p.m.

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