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The death of an elderly woman who died in an apartment fire Saturday is now being treated as a homicide. Yesterday afternoon, police released security camera images of a person of interest in the investigation. Saturday, Emergency crews were called to 5754 Yonge St., near Finch Avenue, for reports of a fire around 1:15 p.m. A 72-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are withholding the victim’s name pending notification of next of kin. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.


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COOL BREAK: Morgan Ly takes a break from his Toronto Sport and Social Club softball game in Bayview Village Park on Sunday to cool off at the splashpad. While there’s a possibility of rain this week, temperatures are expected to remain high in the coming days, with the humidex forecast predicting temperatures could feel as high as 40 degrees Celsius. northyorkmirror

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Join Food Action Community Engagement (FACE) for its Let’s Get Growing event on Thursday, July 18, which includes free workshops on how food programs increase community connections, safety and health. The workshops will be held at the Lawrence Heights Thursday Community Centre, 5 Replin Rd., from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and will include discussions on the following topics: * Managing pests and squirrels * Healing and safe gardens * Youth engagement and safety Food will be provided and children are welcome. For more information, call 416981-4080 or email sherry-ann.

Learn to make smarter financial decisions at the Financial Literacy: Lessons for Life workshop hosted by JVS Toronto on Wednesday, July 17. Topics to be covered include the following: Financial planning and goal setting; Creating a personal budget; Steps for a successful savings plan; Comparing and evaluating investments; Advantages of owning a home; Avoiding financial disaster; and Understanding the correct use of credit cards The workshop runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jane-Finch Mall (by the Price Chopper entrance), 1911 Finch Ave. W., Suite 3, with a certificate provided upon completion. To register, call 416-6491754.


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More patients suffering from illness and injuries will be saved, thanks to a $1 million donation from BMO Financial Group to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s trauma, emergency and critical care

On tap are two Athletics Ontario (AO) outdoor track and field championships: • co-hosted by OA and Project Athletics, the juniorsenior championships run July 20 and 21. The cutoff year between the two categories is 1994-and-after for junior while senior is ‘open’. • co-hosted by Phoenix Athletics, the bantam-midgetyouth championships run July 27 and 28. Age divisions are as follows: bantam (born in 2000 or after), midget (born in 1998 or 1999) and youth (born in 1996 or 1997). The North York facility is one of Canada’s premier facilities, hosting numerous major track and field competitions. More information, including a preliminary schedule of events, can be found on the AO website at

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The Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University will host the best from Ontario over the next two weekends.


The King and Queen of Okyeman, the Royal Family of Ghana, will perform a cultural dance and drumming show in full regalia during a free community appreciation event Saturday, July 20 hosted by Sobie’s Barbecues and Accessories. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at Sobie’s Barbecues and Accessories, 162 Willowdale Ave. The day will include other performances and samples of grilled African food. For information call 416-2242526.

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program, the hospital foundation’s president says. The foundation held a celebration July 11 to recognize the donation, which is supporting the expansion and renovation of the emergency department and the construction of a rooftop helipad. “By supporting our world-class emergency facility and the new helipad, BMO has given experts at Sunnybrook the space they need to save lives that could not otherwise be saved,” foundation president Dr. Jon Dellandrea said in a statement. “Simply put, Sunnybrook would not have the state-ofthe-art emergency facility it has today without BMO’s generous support.” Sunnybrook specializes in caring for high-risk pregnancies, critically ill newborns and adults, traumatic injuries and other serious illnesses.


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Gridiron star targets boost in grades North York’s Trevelle Wisdom eyes ‘bigger picture’

but the complete opposite on the gridiron.

Need to fix my grades. It bothers me. I have to focus more on my studies and get ready for university and the future.



hen the chatter relates to football, there’s no learning curve for Trevelle

Wisdom. Wisdom has plenty of – you guessed it, wisdom. Mention the sport and his eyes light up. He’s a master at the game, good enough to have been picked to the Team Ontario squad for the Canadian championship set for Moncton, N.B. later this month. Versatile, huge IQ for the sport and a coach’s dream are terms used to describe his aptitude for the sport. Toss in plenty of desire to excel, too. But there is one thing nagging this 17-year-old resident of North York that just might see him abstain from playing the game he adores in his final year of high school. He’s just not comfortable with his academic status right now. “Can’t continue to play something I enjoy without looking at the bigger picture – a solid education,” said Wisdom. “No. 1 right now are good marks in my final year of high school and then on to university.” His grades, at this pace, are good enough to get him a high school graduation diploma next year. But, they’re not where he wants them to be for university admission. And so, Wisdom has made a bold move. After three years at Don Bosco High, and playing football at a school that dominated for years under the tutelage of recently deposed head coach and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Wisdom has decided to also pack his bags. He calls it a “new beginning” and choosing to pack in the Catholic educational system for



North York’s Trevelle Wisdom, seen here with the Metro Toronto Wildcats, was recently picked for a Team Ontario squad.

the Toronto District School Board and a place closer to his Jane and Wilson residence. Downsview Secondary will be Wisdom’s Grade 12 choice for education – and that just might be all he’ll be doing unless he manages to clear the controversial transfer rules that force students to sit out a year for switching schools to play sports. Just one minor thing, Don Bosco was in the Metro Bowl last

year and Downsview, despite being 5-0, played in the TDSB’s Tier Two team league. Before that, the school competed in the Developmental League. Wisdom said he didn’t switch to play on a better football team, but chose the school to boost his 65 per cent grades. “I needed a change, discussed it with my parents and know I have done the right thing,” said the youngster, humble in many ways,

– Trevelle Wisdom

“Need to fix my grades. It bothers me. I have to focus more on my studies and get ready for university and the future. A new place is what I need and might even have to take a break from high school football.” Having won numerous trophies in sport, even dating back to his days at North York’s Highview Public School, Wisdom has been one of the stars of the Ontario Varsity Football League. It’s a summer-based league and he’s been a dominant player with the Metro Toronto Wildcats, who play their home games at Esther Shiner Stadium. A team captain and moved to the linebacker position because of his talent, Wisdom is 6-foot-1, 190-pounds and his punishing tackles have been felt by opposing players. He’s third in the OVFL in tackles, forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass for a team that is 4-3-1 and recently upset previously unbeaten Kingston, 27-21. He’s not one to seek glory, but described as more of a team contributor than the glitzy star player that scores all the touchdowns. “He’s an amazing football player and we get calls from Canadian and U.S. schools about him,” praised Chuck Richardson, president of the Wildcats. “He’s big, fast, hard-hitting and well known in the league. I have the utmost respect for him when he’s thinking long term and his education. I know he will be a superb university player and am well aware that he also wants to try make it to the pros.”


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Police have released photos of raw metal forms and samples of fittings that were taken.

Police reporting North York metal theft Police are investigating after metals were taken from the Milvan and Millwick drives area. A large quantity of brass, copper and other metal fittings were taken sometime between 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 and 1 a.m. Sunday, July 14. Police have released photos of the raw metal forms and samples of the fittings that were taken, including the containers the scrap metal was stored in.


Got information? Call police at 416808-3100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Man, 34, charged with sexual assault A man has been charged in a sexual assault investigation in the Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue area. Police allege a man purporting to be an employee of a telecommunications company went door to door in October and spoke to a woman. After gaining her trust and entering her home, the man sexually assaulted her, police say. Police arrested Paul Pinillos-Ore, 34, of Toronto, Sunday, July 14 and charged him with sexual assault. Police believe there may be more victims.


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Educational and Support Group About Community Resources WHEN: 1 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Bathurst-Finch Hub, 540 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Marisa DiNardo, 416-6352900 COST: Free Get information about various topics and resources, including community services and supports, home and community safety, financial planning, legal matters, mental and physical well-being.

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Couples Support Group WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Wagman Centre-Baycrest, 55 Ameer Ave. CONTACT: Sefra Tognon, 416-6352900, COST: Free Geared toward people caring for a spouse who has dementia or cognitive impairment. Sponsored by Family Caregiver Connections. To register, call Patricia Wendy at 416-635-2900, ext. 499.

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EISA- The Rhythm of OKINAWA WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Crt. CONTACT: JCCC Reception, 416 441 2345, , COST: : $13.27 + HST JCCC members, $17.70 + HST non-members The main event will feature the Okinawan Dance and Music show “Eisa” at 7:30 p.m. by the performing group Karakoro from Japan in the Kobayashi Hall. Karakoro is a unique performing group consisting of a wide range of people from different age groups and backgrounds. Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www. Read weeks of listings from your North York neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto.

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Documentary Film Screening – The Phenomenon Bruno Groening WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Better Living Health & Community Services Recreation Centre, 1 Overland Dr. CONTACT: Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, 647834-3074, www. bruno-groening-film. org, COST: Free A deeply impressive experience that depicts the life and phenomenal healings of the “incurables” by Bruno Groening that took place in Germany from 19491959. Screenings are free, donations appreciated.

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Movie: ‘Identity Thief’ (2013) WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. CONTACT: 416-395-5440 COST: Free Movie synopsis: Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity. Movies shown every other Thursday. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis. Concert Under the Stars WHEN: 7:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. CONTACT: Dorothy Rubinoff, 416-730-9721, COST: Free The North York Concert Band presents a free concert, featuring music from jazz to show tunes, band tunes and more.

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Interactive Musical Theatre with Grace

Updates about Immigration and Labour Laws WHEN: 2:30 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Northminster United Church, 255 Finch Avenue West CONTACT: Irene Ty, 416-222-5417, cummeravenueuc. ca, minister.northminster@rogers. com COST: Free Speaker Christopher Sorio will share information about immigration and labour laws as they affect migrant workers. There will also be a free legal clinic.

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Downsview Library: Babytime WHEN: 11 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Children’s Librarian, 416-395-5720 COST: Free Parental or caregiver participation required. For ages 0 to 18 months. Registration required. Lunch Cruise with a Music Show featuring The Blazing Fiddles WHEN: 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: 416-4873281,, COST: $75 Enjoy an audio-visual presentation about the Grand River followed by a live music show. Three-hour cruise and a three-course lunch.

COST: Free Meet retired racing greyhounds that are looking for loving, responsible homes, through GiNA (Greyhounds in Need of Adoption). Adoption and foster information will be given. Visit

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SUMMER SURVIVAL: Volunteers load cases of water and summer survival kits Tuesday at the Bargains Group on Caledonia Road to be distributed through social service agencies. According to Nestle Canada, more than 318,000 bottles of water were donated to the cause.

WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Children’s Librarian, 416395-5720 COST: Free The history of Canada has never been so much fun. This program is in French; for ages three and older. Free limited tickets available 30 minutes before program.

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Cultura Festival WHEN: 6 to 11 p.m. WHERE: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street CONTACT:, COST: Free A free weekly Friday night festival in July. This week: The Heavyweights Brass Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Chic Gamine on Main Stage from 8 to 9 p.m.

Meet Greyhounds in Need of Adoption WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd. CONTACT: Shops at Don Mills, 416-447-6087, www.

Music and Puppets with David J. Fox WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Hillcrest Library, 5801 Leslie St. CONTACT: Isaac Han, 416-395-5830, ihan@ COST: Free Join in for a fun, free summer performance!

Celebrate Belgium Day at Bier Markt Shops at Don Mills WHEN: 2 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Road CONTACT: Shops at Don Mills, 416-447-6087 ext.244, http://www. COST: Special Menu Available Grab your Bier ‘Leuven’ friends and raise a glass to Belgium’s birthday at Bier Markt at Shops at Don Mills! Enjoy the best of Belgian Biers, hors d’oeuvres and live music.


Oh Dear Art Exhibition WHEN: Runs until Aug. 26 WHERE: Various locations in North York CONTACT: www.ohdearnorthyork., COST: Free Fairview Mall Farmers’ Market WHEN: Fridays until Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: 1800 Sheppard Ave. E., South Parking Lot CONTACT: William Blyleven, 905-317-3010,, maplegreenhouses@ COST: Free Fairview Mall Farmers’ Market is open every Friday until Oct. 11. Market-goers can find Ontario-grown produce and Ontario-produced food products including honey, cheese, fresh-baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, Ontario-raised pork and beef as well as smoked and cured deli meats. Chair Exercise Class WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays WHERE: St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie St. CONTACT: Eric, 416-450-0892, COST: Free Class focuses on balance, co-ordination, strength, flexibility and posture. Downsview Library: Games Tournament WHEN: Wednesdays, 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Children’s Librarian, 416-395-5720. COST: Free Every week a single day tournament or competition will be held. It will span many genres from video games to science challenges to construction contests. Ages 7-12. Registration required. Community Quilt Group WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. every other Thursday WHERE: Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St. CONTACT: 416395-7432, COST: Free A free social quilt group that meets every other Thursday. Members from all North York’s diverse communities and of all ages are invited to join in for an informal evening of learning and sharing and to help work on a group quilt project for the museum. No previous experience required. Drop-ins are welcome.

correction A community event which ran in last week’s editions of The North York Mirror contained an incorrect date. The correct date for the Sierra Club walk was Sunday, July 14, not Saturday, July 13. The Mirror regrets the error.

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Boomers, meet entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship may not necessarily be the exclusive domain of the younger generation. If you’re a boomer exploring self-employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, Enterprise Toronto is hosting a session of interest. Titled Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship for the Boomer Generation, the session, led by hr50’s Barry Witkin, will let you know if this type of career is the right choice for you. The event runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 25 in Committee Room 3 of the North York Civic Centre. To register, call 416-395-7416. search help at North York Central wJob

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LAZIO EXPERIENCE: Gerardo Dimarco of Atlantic Specialties pours some wine from the region of Lazio during a business to business function hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario at the Montecassino Hotel earlier this month. Local food importers and restaurateurs had the chance to sample products such as wines, jams, pastas and olive oils.

The North York Central Library is hosting its monthly job search session Thursday. Titled Job Search @ Your Fingertips, the session will introduce you to all the resources the library has to aid you in your search for employment.

paul futhey business in brief The event runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the North York Central Library’s Learning Centre. Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call the business department at 416395-5613. stream for Schulich program wNew

York U.’s Schulich School of Business has a new specialization available for its Master of Finance program, something the school says is “one of the first of its kind in the world.” The specialization, in Regulatory Affairs of Financial Institutions, “is Schulich’s answer to the heightened worldwide demand for practitioners trained to succeed within an increasingly regulated banking industry,” according to an announcement quoting the school’s dean, Dezsö J.

Horváth. The specialization is a 12-month program. For more information, visit on green accommodations wPartnership

Earlier this month, the City of Toronto announced a partnership with Green Key Global, a program that rates hotels and motels on their environmental and fiscal performance. The partnership means Live Green Toronto Membership cardholders will have access to exclusive deals such as discounts at in-house restaurants to room rate reductions at participating hotels. Membership is free to anyone who lives, works or shops in Toronto. For more information, visit Paul Futhey is the managing editor of The North York Mirror. Business in Brief appears every two weeks. Email him at pfuthey@inside


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Community shows strength in Danzig response

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oday, July 16, marks the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in Toronto’s history. The incident at a community barbecue on Danzig Street in Scarborough took the lives of 14-year-old Shyanne Charles and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay, and left 24 people injured. Among the wounded was a 22-month-old baby. Much has happened since the shooting that shocked Toronto, including the arrest of two men and a 17-year-old boy in connection with the shooting. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, then-Premier Dalton McGuinty and Mayor Rob Ford all came to the area shortly after the shooting to pledge support in fighting crime and promoting community safety. Mayor Ford called for “a war” on gangs the city. And while there our view has notinbeen an actual war, police presence in Danzig and other Residents play communities has increased, as has interaction officers are having critical role in the with residents. community McGuinty pledged funding to tackle the root causes of some of the crime and gang issues in the city. Through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, 20 extra youth outreach workers were funded for Toronto and more than half are working in the city’s east side. Federally, Harper also promised help and just last week Scarborough Centre MP Roxanne James announced the extension of the GangBusters program, which helps keep young people away from gangs. That’s all good. It would have been a disgrace if the follow up to Danzig had been nothing but empty political promises. This month’s five provincial byelection campaigns, including the Scarborough-Guildwood riding in which Danzig is located, are the time to hold candidates and parties accountable on crime and community safety. What will not change is the critical role residents must play in making their own neighbourhoods safer. Earlier this month Danzig had local children playing baseball, meeting at a townhouse set aside as community space, and taking care and control of their neighbourhood. Residents across the city should do the same. That needs to be the lasting legacy of what was a horrible day in Toronto’s history, a commitment that we will never let such a thing happen again.


Dancing in the street takes on new meaning


iven my lack of prowess on the dance floor – even though the Salsa on St. Clair is just around the corner from my place – I’ve been a no-show since its inception. But I am proud to announce that I finally worked up the courage to go last weekend and both my face and feet were in abundant display. So how did I finally get over my insecurity? Not in the usual way, it turns out. I didn’t sign up for dance lessons, for example. Nor did I purchase a how-to DVD. I didn’t buy a copy of Dancing for Dummies, either. They say necessity is the mother of invention, well, it appears necessity is the mother of dance moves, too. I learned how to dance because I had no choice. You have to learn some nifty moves in order to navigate your way down the street these days in between all those black and orange

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY safety pylons. Those cones are everywhere it seems. I’ve never seen so many of them. Some are there for road repairs, some are there for sidewalks being rebuilt, some are for condos under construction and some are there for all the fallen trees and flooded homes and buildings courtesy of the recent rainstorms. So what’s a person supposed to do when the average street looks like an obstacle course and you have to have the athleticism and dexterity of a seasoned professional dancer just to get around? Alas, there’s no rule of thumb. Each street presents its own unique dancing challenge. So you have to figure it out as you go along. If you don’t where to begin, I’ll take you through the approach that worked for

me. I started off with the Bolero on Briar Hill. It was just what I needed to get my feet wet. I couldn’t believe how well things turned out. Wet nothing – they were soaking by the time I was done. I was so inspired by that effort something told me to try the Rumba on Ridelle. That something knew what it was talking about. I did the Rumba till the cows came home. I did the Rumba with the cows for awhile after and then moved on. Now, brimming with confidence, I did the Escondido on Elm Ridge. It just seemed like the thing to do and boy was it. I was on such a roll I decided to set the bar even higher. Ready or not it was time for the Cha-Cha-Cha on Cha-Cha-Chaplin. Oh, I was ready alright. In fact, I was more than ready. I was moving better here than at all the others

combined. Next up was the Merengue on Montclair, which was followed by the Tango on Tweedsmuir, the Two-step on Tichester and I wrapped things up with the Lambada on Lonsmount. I was pumped. My training was complete. It was Salsa time, baby. So I scurried down Bathurst and when I made the turn west on St. Clair and neared Arlington I could hear the music blaring in the distance. “Music?” I screamed. “You get music, too? You’ve got to be joking.” I’d been doing my dancing all over the city these past few weeks without music. And to think I’ve been afraid to come here all these years. This Salsa on St. Clair is gonna be a piece of cake. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at


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Community preparing for CaribbeanTales film festival LISA QUEEN The Caribbean is all about sun, sea and sand, right? If your idea of the islands is limited to a vacation brochure understanding, the organizers of CaribbeanTales aim to change your perception. Now in its eighth year, the annual film festival is the “Caribbean diaspora’s most dynamic” showcase of Caribbean culture on the silver screen, CEO FrancesAnne Solomon said at a press conference last Thursday to announce this year’s line-up. “We’re not waiting for Hollywood to notice us,” she said at the Toronto Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Sheppard Avenue west of Yonge Street. “In fact, our films are better. They’re more interesting.” The festival runs from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14 at the Canadian National Exhibition and Harbourfront Centre. The official competition will

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CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase CEO FrancesAnne Soloman helps launch this year’s event at a media conference held last Thursday at the Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

showcase 10 feature-length and 20 short films, although there are others covering various genres and themes. Having advanced leaps and bounds from its humble beginnings, “the buzz” at the Toronto International Film Festival is that Caribbean films

and the festival are the “next big wave,” Solomon said. “We are so smart. We are such good story tellers. We’re so media savvy,” she said. “It is a very exciting movement to be part of.” This year, the festival is teaming up with the Islands of

the Caribbean for a screening series at the CNE on Aug. 17, 18 and 30 called Gems of the Caribbean, which will feature films from Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. From Sept. 4 to 14, films entered in the official competition will be screened at Harbourfront. These represent the best new films of the last year from the Caribbean region. The Trinidad and Tobago Consulate General will host the annual Red Carpet gala on Sept. 4, which will include a reception and the world premiere of the JamaicanCanadian feature film Kingston Paradise. The movie is about a sympathetic street hustler who eventually realizes he has to change his life. The festival wraps up with the closing night feature Songs of Redemption, about wardens and prisoners of Jamaica’s Kingston Penitentiary creating music together. The festival is about more

than showcasing films about Caribbean culture. A key feature of the event is the Incubator program, an intensive five-day training and networking course that teaches filmmakers how to market their movies and “bring the best of the Caribbean to the world,” Incubator co-manager Nicole Brooks said. “We have to realize our stories are valued, not only to ourselves but to the world. We can be lucrative,” she said. Participants are able to pitch their projects to film industry professionals and navigate TIFF, a statement about Incubator said. “Filmmakers and the diaspora are in the hub of TIFF and we send them forth to conquer the world,” Brooks said. “Let the world see Caribbean films and know who we are.” Meanwhile, Sept. 4 will see the launch of CaribbeanTales TV, a Netflix-style video-ondemand channel and internet TV station specializing in Caribbean films. The project

is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Others at the press conference praised Caribbean films and the festival’s success in promoting them. “The Caribbean region is one of unique and exceptional talent,” said Trinidad and Tobago Consul Venessa Ramhit-Ramroop, representing gala supporter Dr. TotaMaharaj. Erica Henry-Jackman, director of tourism for Antigua and Barbuda, representing Friends of the Caribbean, said organizers want Canadians to learn the value of Caribbean culture on film. “Canadians can take a look and say ‘Wow, I didn’t really expect that from the (Caribbean) region,” she said. CaribbeanTales Gala project manager, Joan Pierre, agreed. “Come along for a wonderful ride,” she said.


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the north york mirror tackles a local issue. this week: the bathurst-finch community hub

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Supporting young people through mentorship As part of the North York Mirror’s Exclusive Look series, we are focusing on the organizations that make up the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub and the services they offer to the community. The Mirror sat down with Cathy Denyer, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.

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Founded in 1913, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto (BBBST) believes in the value and values of mentoring. Our vision remains to ensure that “every child who needs a mentor, has a mentor.” For more than 100 years, BBBST has been making a positive difference in the lives of our city’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs, including one-to-one and group programs, both in the community and in schools. Big Brothers Big Sisters programs carefully match children and youth in


professionally supported mentoring relationships. The mentoring services provided by volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters have proven to be instrumental in reducing bullying and other related negative behaviours such as lack of interest in school, truancy, low self-esteem, and drug and alcohol abuse. Studies show that children who have the support of a mentor are instilled with more confidence and end up giving back to their community in similar ways.

How does your organization fit in with the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub? BBBST is currently what’s referred to as an itinerant hub partner, meaning that we are able to provide our services in the Bathurst-Finch Hub for 10 hours a month. This means we can access the com-


Northview Heights Secondary School to increase our local involvement and support. This summer we will be starting a Go Girls! group in the hub, which is a group mentoring program for girls ages 10 to 14

Tell us about your organization and what it does.

munity rooms, kitchen and interview rooms to help us reach and serve the needs of the community better. We also sit on the Hub Advisory Panel and participate in the strategic visioning of the hub.

What has the feedback been like from the local community since you opened the doors there? The community feedback has been very positive. We have a staff member from our agency who actively sits on the Community Advisory Committee (CAP) supporting the community residents in

advocating for their needs. Through our relationship it has been identified that there is a lack of youth programming in the immediate neighbourhood, so BBBST is now working with


What’s the difference between the location of the hub and other locations? Having the Bathurst-Finch Hub beside a high school is ideal as programs needing gym space at Northview can be leased through the Toronto District School Board. We plan on hosting volunteer trainings, parent and child pre-match orientations in the meeting rooms, along with small groups of our Go Girls! and Game On!


that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. We are looking to collaborate with anchoring partners of the Bathurst-Finch Hub to provide this program so that we may serve more youth in the neighbourhood.

programs. It is a safe place for families to come and learn about our programs and services without having to travel far. We have just begun to foster relations in this neighbourhood at this recently opened hub and we have already seen great results and tremendous potential for growth.

Talk about your mission statement with specific reference to the Bathurst-Finch neighbourhood. Mission statement: Our focus with and youth of Toronto the Bathurst-Finch We commit to Toronto’s young over the past century. In addition to those neighbourhood is to collaborate with people that we will be leaders we serve, we also need volunteers to become like agencies – the in providing them with the Bathurst-Finch as mentors highest quality, volunteer-based involved Network, Community in both youth promentoring programs. Advisory Panel and gramming as well as volunteer mentors to Northview Heights Secondary School – to enhance services children waiting to be matched one-to-one in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. and offer support to youth in this neighbourhood. To learn more about Big Brothers Big We are the leading agency in mentoring, Sisters Toronto, check out having served more than 60,000 children



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I’m competing in my hometown of Toronto,” he said. Roger Garland, TO2015 They’re less than two years chairman of the board, welaway. comed the crowd gathered To mark the two-year in the court. “Let’s celebrate because countdown to the Toronto there is a lot to celebrate,” he 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, the Games organizing said. “This is a special day for committee (TO2015) planned Toronto. Today is just a preview celebrations in 10 locations of the spirit and excitement in the Golden Horseshoe that the games will ignite. Let’s including downtown Toronto’s get excited Toronto. The games Commerce Court last week. are coming.” The opening ceremony for Bal Gosal, Minister of State the Pan Am/Parapan Games (sport) and MP for Bramaleawill be happening on July 10, Gore-Malton, spoke to the 2015. crowd. Along with demonstrations “The countdown has of BMX jumping and a trambegun,” he said. “We will be poline routine by Etobicoke’s hosting one of the largest Olympic silver medallist Jason international multicultural Burnett, a ceremony was sports events in Canadian history.” held with various speakers including wheelchair racer He added the facilities Josh Cassidy. being built for the games will “In 2015 I plan to be right be used long after the games here competing for gold,” said are over. Cassidy, who won both the “The excitement is grow2012 Boston Marathon and ing,” he said. “The Golden 2010 London Marathon. Horseshoe will be the place to be in 2015.” “ThisKanetix will be the first time ads brand – CAR (Metroland -

Ontario’s Minister for Tourism and Culture Michael Chan said his government has kept pace in the building of the facilities needed for the Games. “Our government is proud to bring the games to the country,” he said. Marcel Aubut, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, told the crowd he saw the pride of Canadians at the Vancouver Olympic Games. “In Toronto 2015 we will see that pride again,” he said. “Our goal is we want to finish in the top two nations. I prefer the top one.” Mayor Rob Ford officially Staff photo/Dan Pearce declared the day to be Pan Jason Burnett, Olympic silver medallist in trampoline, demonstrates his routine at Am/Parapan Am Day in celebration of the two-year the two-year countdown to the Pan Am games in 2015 last Wednesday at Commerce countdown. Court. “I am very proud to proclaim Pan Am/Parapan Am ment opportunities across cial murals created by artist ties to be mementos from the Day in our great city,” Ford the city and create a sport and David Arrigo were unveiled. Games. said. “Hosting the 2015 Games infrastructure legacy while The artwork will be on display For more information will strengthen Toronto’s interat the various venues throughshowcasing Toronto as a on the Pan-Am/Para Pan-Am Games, visit www. national reputation, further dynamic and diverse city.” out the Golden Horseshoe and increase economic developIn all 10 communities spewill remain in the communiTAB - Half PG H - 10.375” x 5.71”) quote with name, “TODAY”



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After a week of subway closures and delays, the TTC issued a statement of thanks to the public. The TTC was beset with problems caused by the major thunderstorm Monday, July 8, which caused the shuttering of almost all of the subway system for an entire night due to power outages and flooding. While most service was restored the following morning it took a further two days to get power back to the western portion of the Bloor Danforth line, between Jane to Kipling stations, because of major flooding. To view the statement visit GO to issue travel wcredits

Last Monday’s storm also wreaked havoc on GO Transit service, causing line shutdowns and service diversions for much of the week. Six train lines operated by the regional transit agency were affected by the storm.

TO in TRANSIT GO also announced it would issue $100 travel credits to compensate an estimated 1,500 passengers stuck for hours on a severely flooded train stalled out on the rail tracks near the Don Valley Parkway and Pottery Road. The passengers were eventually rescued by emergency services personnel. GO was able to get regular service back and running by mid-week. New map shows realtime movement A new transit map allows users to view the realtime movement of TTC vehicles. The Unofficial TTC Traffic Report plots graphically traffic patterns of buses and streetcars to show where there are service delays. It also allows for the review of the last 30 minutes of service so that transit takers can find out if a route is short turning or delayed. The website, which is still under development,


was created by Daniel Tripp and so far only shows data for major downtown routes. To use the report, visit New multimedia series A multimedia series to screen on subway platform screens will feature the very aged and the very young offering pearls of wisdom on life. Advice for Living by artists John Loerchner and Laura Mendes is a collection of short videos depicting seniors over 70 and schoolchildren under seven giving out useful bits of advice to anyone who takes the time to watch. The series will screen 10 minutes on TTC subway platforms until July 28 as part of Art in Transit, sponsored by advertising company Pattison Onestop. For more information visit www.adviceforthe


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Mr. Rooter in Toronto “Rolls of Love” drive exceeds donation goal for RMHC When your child is sick, the last thing you want to think about are your toiletries and meals. Ronald McDonald Houses are set up across the country to help those parents with their basic needs. Ronald McDonald Houses Charity (RMHC) provides a “home-awayfrom-home” so families can stay close by while their ill child is getting the health care they need. This year Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Toronto, Scarborough, North York and Brampton wanted to help stock the Ronald McDonald House of Toronto with household products like tin foil,

garbage bags, toiletries, soap and laundry detergent, by participating in the “Rolls of Love” drive. They collected 499 donations of household products to make things easier for family members utilizing the House’s services. TheMr.RooterPlumbing team was excited about participating in “Rolls of Love,” including plumbing technician, Jahfaru Zabsonre, who took the time to help owners Derek, Pam and Sean Moreland deliver the items. “These are items you don’t always think about, but they’re a necessity,” said Mr. Rooter President, Derek Moreland. “We are a family owned and locally operated company that places a high value on our team members and their families. A child’s illness can stop an entire family in

their tracks and we believe it is important to do our part to help families in this time of need.” A Ronald McDonald House spokesperson recognized Mr. Rooter on the charity’s Facebook page for its contribution to“Rolls of Love.” “Thank you to Mr. Rooter Plumbing Toronto for all of their support through their “Rolls of Love” donation drive! Thanks to their generosity, our families will have access to

a great assortment of household essentials to help make their stay at RMH Toronto even more comfortable.” The “Rolls of Love” driveispartofthenational companies’ support to RMHC. For the past two years, Mr. Rooter with its affiliate companies – Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Rainbow International and The Grounds Guys – has made an annual national commitment of $100,000 to RMHC.

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BRIGHT DISPLAY ON A SUNNY DAY: Clockwise from top: Reeyana Singh walks along the route of the Caribana Flags and Colours Festival parade that took place on Saturday. The route ran from the Driftwood Community Centre to Yorkgate Mall; Miss Canada Petite Roushelle Green, centre, walks along the route; Kiante Williams dances and twirls; Dayton Blackman, left, and her brother Pharoe take in the passing cavalcade along the route.

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North York teens giving back to community >>>from page 1 ship with the YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters, the CIBC scholarship provides six paid summer internships as well as annual contributions toward tuition for four years. “It’s about the kids who really show initiative,” said Renae Addis, CIBC’s senior manager of community investment, noting the scholarship program has awarded more than 450 students over the past 15 years. To be eligible, the Grade 10 students must be enrolled in a mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or the YMCA. About 180 applications were submitted this year for the scholarship given to young Canadians who might not have the financial ability to purse a post-secondary education. For Taufiq, the scholarship gives him that oppor-


From left to right: Priya Girdhari, Anannya Sahadev, Banujan Thamithurai, Savannah Menton, Taufiq Stanley, Logan Winterhelt, Aliza Siebenaller and Samantha Hartmann recently received CIBC Youthvision scholarships. Menton and Stanley are North York natives.

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with Woodgreen’s Rites of Passage program based in a social housing community in Victoria Village. The youth exchange program helps bring young people of African descent into responsible adulthood tackling the social inequity affecting the youth. Savannah also planned to use the scholarship to reach her full potential without having to worry about the high cost of attending college or university. “Having the huge weight of paying for postsecondary lifted off of my shoulders has given me a breath of relief,” said the John Polanyi Collegiate Institute student in a statement, who was awarded one of the three Youthvision Scholarship Athlete Awards. For more information about the annual scholarship program, visit youthvision


Stintz says Scarborough RT able to be retrofitted Proceeding with a Scarborough light rail project would lead to years of bus rides for residents, claimed the TTC’s chair last week. “If Council chooses subway then City/Province won’t close Scarborough RT for 4 years; will avoid 60 million Scarb shuttle bus rides,” tweeted Karen Stintz from her personal account July 10. Stintz and other subwayboosters say the aged RT can be retrofitted to continue operating past 2015 while a subway is constructed. A vote on whether to support a Scarborough subway will take place during the city council meeting this week, which starts today. Metrolinx says it will halt work on the LRT by early August if council doesn’t re-affirm its support for the project by then.


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sports schedule NORTH TORONTO BASEBALL ASSOC. PEEWEE TUESDAY, JULY 16 w North York Blues A vs. Martingrove White Sox (Carmen Bush, 6:30 p.m.) MOSQUITO SELECT SUNDAY, JULY 21 w West Hill vs. North York (Bond Park #1, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.) ROOKIE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues vs. Vaughan Peewee (Concord Regional Park 4, 8:30 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues vs. Whitby Rookie (Willowbrook Park, 6:45 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JULY 20 w Etobicoke Rangers vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 6:15 p.m.)

THURSDAY, JULY 18 w Markham Mariners vs. North York Blues (Bond Park 5, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.)

TAKING A SWING MAKING CONTACT: North York Blues’ Ryan Ricci swings at a West Hill pitch during mosquito division baseball action at Bond Park on Sunday.

SUNDAY, JULY 21 w North York Blues A vs. Aurora Jays (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., noon) w North York Blues vs. Etobicoke Rangers (Millwood Park, 222 Mill Rd., 6 p.m.) MINOR PEEWEE WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues AA vs. Richmond Hill Phoenix (Harding Park, 6:30 p.m.) MONDAY, JULY 22 w North York Blues AA vs. Richmond Hill Phoenix (Headwaters Park, 6:30 p.m.) PEEWEE SELCECT SUNDAY, JULY 21 w East York vs. North York (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.) BANTAM TUESDAY, JULY 16 w North York Blues AA vs. Royal York Cardinals (Tom Riley Park, 3216 Bloor St. W., 7:30 p.m.) SUNDAY, JULY 21 w Vaughan Bantam 2 vs. North York Blues AA (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 7 p.m.) MINOR BANTAM WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues vs. West Toronto Wildcats (High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W., 7:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, JULY 19 w Pickering Ajax Cubs vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 7:30 p.m.) BANTAM SELECT SUNDAY, JULY 21 w Birchmount vs. North York (Bond Park #1, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.) MOSQUITO WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues vs. Whitby Chiefs (Peel Park 1, 6:30 p.m.) MINOR MOSQUITO WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues vs. Markham Mariners (Milliken Mills, 6:30 p.m.) w North York Blues vs. Whitby Chiefs (D’Hillier Park, 6:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, JULY 19 w Whitby Chiefs vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.) SUNDAY, JULY 21 w North York Blues vs. East York Bulldogs (Stan Wadlow Park, 373 Cedarvale Ave., 11:15 a.m.)

MONDAY, JULY 22 w North York Blues vs. Stouffville Yankees (Stouffville Sports Complex, 6:30 p.m.) MINOR ROOKIE WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues vs. Newmarket Hawks (Fairgrounds Park 2, 6:45 p.m.)



FRIDAY, JULY 19 w Stouffville Yankees vs. North York Blues (Bond Park 5, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.)

In North York Hearts Soccer Club action, premier division, Juventus (Blue/Black) takes on Bolton (Yellow/Orange) at Hydro Field #6 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.

MONDAY, JULY 22 w North York Blues vs. Georgina Bulldogs (ROC 2 Park, 6:15 p.m.) ROOKIE SELECT SUNDAY, JULY 21 w Leaside White vs. North York (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 6:30 p.m.) MIDGET TUESDAY, JULY 16 w North York Blues vs. Barrie Red Sox (Lennox Park, 8 p.m.) WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues vs. West Toronto Wildcats (Keelesdale Park, 2801 Eglinton Ave. W., 7:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, JULY 18 w West Toronto Wildcats 2 vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 7:30 p.m.) FRIDAY, JULY 19 w Scarborough Stingers AAA vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 7:30 p.m.) MINOR MIDGET WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w North York Blues AA vs. Newmarket Hawks 2 (Whipper Watson Park, 7:30 p.m.) JUNIOR THURSDAY, JULY 18 w North York Blues vs. Vaughan Vikings Junior (Vaughan Grove Park, 7:30 p.m.) MONDAY, JULY 22 w Newmarket Hawks vs. North York Blues (Bond Park, 120 Bond Ave., 7:30 p.m.) NORTH YORK HEARTS SOCCER CLUB MICROS MONDAY, JULY 22 w Sparks (Red) vs. Blue Birds (Purple) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Cheetahs (Gold) vs. Lizards (Lime) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Blue Jays (Royal Blue) vs. Snowballs (White)

(Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) MINIS MONDAY, JULY 22 w Dolphins (Gold) vs. Ninjas (Orange) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Power Rangers (White) vs. Muppets (Purple) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Road Runners (Royal Blue) vs. Red Dragons (Red) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Beavers (Teal) vs. Kickers (Kelly Green) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Flintstones (Black) vs, Kermits (Sky Blue) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Turtles (Steel Grey) vs. Ghost Busters (Lime) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) TYKES TUESDAY, JULY 16 w Saints (Orange) vs. Sharks (White) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Bullets (Lime) vs. Huskers (Gold) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Broncos (Red) vs. Jets (Royal Blue (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) SQUIRTS TUESDAY, JULY 16

w Scorpions (Gold) vs. Red Wings (Red) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Falcons (Lime) vs. Panthers (White) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) M / ATOMS A THURSDAY, JULY 18 w Rangers (Gold) vs. Spurs (White) (Hydro Field #3, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Chiefs (Red) vs. Eagles (Orange) (Hydro Field #3, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Arsenal (Lime) vs. Liverpool (Royal Blue) Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) M / ATOMS B THURSDAY, JULY 18 w Raiders (Orange/White) vs. Thoroughbreds (Green/White) Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Cardinals (Blue/Black) vs. Everton (Red/ Black) Hydro Field #5, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Bull Dogs (Yellow/Orange) vs. Fulham (Sky/ White) Hydro Field #5, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) ATOMS TUESDAY, JULY 16 w Titans (Purple) vs. Lions (Sky Blue) (Hydro

Field #1, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Tornadoes (Royal Blue) vs. Hurricanes (Orange) (Hydro Field #2, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Chelsea (Kelly Green) vs. Gladiators (Red) (Hydro Field #3, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Dragons (Black) vs. Flyers (Lime) (Hydro Field #5, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Dynamos (Gold) vs. Tottenham (White) (Hydro Field #6, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) MOSQUITOES MONDAY, JULY 22 w Cowboys (Royal Blue) vs. Gunners (Red) (Hydro Field #2, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Vikings (Purple) vs. Oilers (Sky Blue) (Hydro Field #3, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Steelers (Orange) vs. Hawks (Lime) (Hydro Field #5, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Rams (Gold) vs. Lancers (White) (Hydro Field #6, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) PEEWEES THURSDAY, JULY 18 w Sheffield (Royal Blue) vs. Wildcats (White) (Hydro Field #1, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Patriots (Red) vs. Penguins (Gold) (Hydro Field #2, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Celtics (Lime) vs. Ravens (Orange) (Hydro

Field #6, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) BANTAMS WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w Real (Royal Blue) vs. Whitecaps (White) (Hydro Field #1, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Barcelona (Gold) vs. Lynx (Red) (Hydro Field #4, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) w Barracudas (Orange) vs. Chelsea (Sky Blue) (Hydro Field #2, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.) PREMIER WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w Aston Villa (Sky/White) vs. Westham (Orange/White) (Hydro Field #5, 5720 Bathurst St., 7 p.m.)

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

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COMMUNITY check-up

LANGUAGES Italian is the most common nonofficial language in Humber Summit. In the 2011 census, 17.7 per cent of residents listed Italian as their Mother Tongue, and 11.4 per cent listed Italian as their Home Language, tops in both categories after English.

Top 10 Mother Tongues

Top 10 Home Languages

1. English 2. Italian 3. Panjabi (Punjabi) 4. Urdu 5. Spanish 6. Vietnamese 7. Arabic 8. Gujarati 9. Semitic Languages (not indicated elsewhere) 10. Hindi

1. English 2. Italian 3. Panjabi (Punjabi) 4. Urdu 5. Spanish 6. Vietnamese 7. Arabic 8. Gujarati 9. Semitic Languages (not indicated elsewhere) 10. Tamil

As part of a new Summer Snapshot feature, the North York Mirror looks at the changing trends and demographics in its local neighbourhoods. Data courtesy Statistics Canada via the City of Toronto.

CITY CONTEXT A comparison of a neighbourhood statistic with its Toronto equivalent

2006 070809102011

DIFFERENCE of a decade

FIVE-YEAR change


This week: Humber Summit

Population (2011 census): 12,545


The number of seniors (those aged 65+) in Humber Summit has increased by 29.3 per cent between 2001 and 2011.


HOME LANGUAGE “Home language” refers to the language spoken most often at home or on a regular basis at home. In the 2011 census, the Home Language of English was listed for 46 per cent of households in Humber Summit. That number is 64 per cent in all of Toronto.

The number of youth (those aged 15-24) in Humber Summit has increased by 14.8 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

+0.3% The overall population in Humber Summit has increased by 0.3 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

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The number of dwellings in Humber Summit listed as semi-detached houses dropped by 14.5 per cent between 2006 and 2011.

+254% The number of dwellings in Humber Summit listed as apartment buildings less than five storeys increased by 254 per cent between 2006 and 2011.


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Last meeting before summer break


his week, Toronto councillors meet for the last time before the nominal summer break. The council meeting will likely be dominated by transit – in particular, the question of whether subway or light rail is the best choice to replace the Scarborough RT – but there will be a litany of other matters too. Beaches-East York Councillor Janet Davis will be asking councillors to think about the other tunnels going under the city – its sewers. She is presenting a notice of motion demanding that council address ways to pay for sewer upgrades and storm-water management plans that will help prevent the kind of flooding that last week’s deluge caused in parts of the city. alliance with Austin proposed wMusic

Josh Colle, meanwhile, is suggesting that Toronto find its musical weirdness in the self-proclaimed weird town

calls for common sense wCouncillor

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St. Paul’s Councillor Josh Matlow wants to see parking enforcement take a more “common sense” approach to illegally parked cars. In particular, he’s moving a motion to ask police to deal with illegally parked cars on curb lanes of arterial roads more harshly than those on quiet streets where they’re not causing harm.

the city of the American southwest, Austin, Texas. The Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor is moving that the city manager begin talks with Austin to finalize the framework of the Music City Alliance between the two towns, to help promote Toronto’s music industry.

tough on contraband tobacco wGet

Break on parking sought Public events of “municipal significance” could get a break on parking enforcement, if council goes along with a motion by St. Paul’s Councillor Joe Mihevc. Mihevc is moving that police deal with events like Taste of the Danforth in the same way that they deal with religious holidays – not issuing parking tickets in particular areas – with the approval of the relevant local community council.


Scarborough Southwest Councillor Gary Crawford wants to get contraband tobacco off the city’s streets. Crawford wants council to ask the Ontario government to increase fines for those convicted of offences related to contraband tobacco and give law enforcement officials more authority with forfeiture of items seized in investigations.


David Nickle is The Mirror’s city hall reporter. Council briefs run every Tuesday.







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