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Lansing Co-operative Nursery School will celebrate 60 years in the community Wednesday, June 19, with events for parents and past students. The school, which is operated, owned and administered by the parents of the children attending the facility, was founded by Heather Wed. MacDonald and Lee Cowan in the fall of 1952 and set up shop in the basement of Church of the Annunciation on Florence Avenue. Five years later, a permanent facility was built at 74 Church Ave. Thanks to community engagement and donations of time from the architect and builder, the school was able to be built at cost. Fundraising provided a $9,000 down payment, and a $10,000 mortgage covered the rest. A townhouse development in the 1990s surrounding the facility saw the nursery move >>>GROUP, page 11

YORK U. HONOURS RICK HANSEN: Rick Hansen makes a speech to faculty of health students after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at York University Convocations Friday. Hansen, known as the ‘Man in Motion’ who wheeled more than 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries and raised $26 million for spinal cord research, is also winner of 19 wheelchair marathons, nine gold medals at the 1982 Pam American Wheelchair Games, and six Paralympic medals. Human rights activist Bengt Lindqvist was also given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree

Robinson out, Perruzza in on Ford’s Executive Committee Don Valley West Councillor Jaye Robinson is off Mayor Rob Ford’s Executive Committee. Robinson had been

serving as the chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee. Yesterday afternoon, the mayor’s office announced she

would no longer be chairing that committee, and would be replaced by York West Councillor Anthony Perruzza, a longtime New Democrat.




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The Ministry of Labour has laid 13 charges almost a year after a technician died before a Radiohead concert at Downsview Park following the collapse of the stage. Four charges were laid under the Occupational Health and Safety Act against Live Nation Canada Inc. as constructor of the stage. Four charges were laid under the act against Live Nation Ontario Concerts GP Inc. as a constructor of the stage. Four charges were laid under the act against Optex Staging and Services as an employer. One charge was laid against an unnamed individual engineer. Those charged will make a first court appearance on June 27 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto. Scott Johnson, a 33-yearold Radiohead drum technician, was declared dead by paramedics after the stage

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North York Harvest Food Bank (NYHFB) will be full of noodles when Catelli delivers more than 14,000 pasta portions tomorrow. About 14,570 portions will be unloaded at 640 Lawrence Ave. W. as part of a national campaign called Help Us Feed the Hope. As part of the campaign, Catelli is donating a serving of pasta to Toronto food banks for every box purchased in the city at Sobeys and Foodland stores until the end of June. “In Ontario alone, there are more than 160,000 families in need, yet hunger is a solvable problem, so we’re encouraging everyone in the community to get involved and help lighten the load of fellow community members,”

collapsed June 16, 2012 at about 4 p.m. before the concert began. Another person was transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with serious injuries and two others were treated for minor injuries. Thousands of concertgoers were turned away from the sold-out show. concert at JCCC Sunday wChildren’s

Mika Matsubara is coming to North York this Sunday to host a Children’s Cushion Concert. The concert will take place in the gallery of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Ct. People are encouraged to bring a cushion, pillow or blanket to sit on. The 3 p.m. concert is free and space is limited. Those wishing to attend must pick up tickets at the reception desk for each person attending the performance. Only attendees with tickets will be permitted into the performance. Visit

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A North York teen is one of Youth in Motion’s Top 20 Under 20 Award recipients. Now in its 10th year, the Top 20 Under 20 Awards recognize young people across the country for their innovation, leadership and achievement. Amanda Belzowski has raised more than $181,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation through her annual lemonade stand, which the 15-year-old started up in 1999. She has also established the Nothing’s Impossible Challenge and the Nothing’s Impossible Young Entrepreneur Course, has been a speaker at schools, businesses and conferences, and created Lemon-Stock, a battle of the bands event to encourage teenagers to become change makers. Amanda is also an ambassador for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Power of the Hour National Volunteer Campaign, and the Give a Day Get a Disney Day Campaign. She also raises money for the MS Society, POGO, Spread the Net for Malaria, and WWF. She

worked as a legislative page at Queen’s Park in 2011. The judging was made up of Order of Canada recipients, with winners announced Thursday. “Strong programs like Top 20 Under 20 allow students to demonstrate the impact they are having across Canada through scientific discovery, research, innovation, fundraising and volunteerism,” Shari Austin, vice president of corporate citizenship and executive director of the RBC Foundation, said in a release. RBC Foundation is a sponsor of the awards.

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Havergal soccer player heads to North Carolina DAVID GROSSMAN She may not be a Canadian pioneer just yet, or even a Hollywood film star, but Rebecca Quinn does have something in common with two notable names in entertainment. Quinn, who some say might be the most multitalented athlete in the history of Havergal College, can say she attended the same all-girls private school as the acclaimed Dora Mavor Moore and Margot Kidder, the later best known for her role as Lois Lane in the film Superman. On the subject of entertainment, Quinn has been providing it – now in the gym and on the field while in past on the ice, slopes and in the pool. About to bid adios to Havergal, after a banner year of being chosen Athlete of the Year and Sport Prefect, the 17-year old North York resident is off to Durham, North Carolina for the next few years to study at Duke and play soccer. It’ll be quite different for Quinn, changing from her high school dress code of white blouse with a green and yellow tie, knee socks and forest green blazer, to fitting in at one of the top research universities in the United States.


Havergal College’s Rebecca Quinn, left, will continue her academic and athletic carreer at Duke University this fall after accepting a soccer scholarship to the prestigious institution.

“I’m excited about (Duke), visited the place, it’s a good balance of academics and athletics,” said Quinn who, remembers as a five year old, asking her parents to put her on a soccer team after watching an older sister play and their father was the coach. “My parents put me in dance classes: ballet, jazz, hip-hop – and I hated it. Then, it was some house league hockey. But I always had a fondness for soccer.

That was No. 1.” And when Quinn got her chance, there was no looking back. A midfielder, but capable of playing any position, Quinn was introduced to rep league soccer at the age of eight. Always looking for ways to get better, she was picked to the under-14 provincial squad and made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2010. She was on the Canadian

‘Stubborn’ fire doused at house ANDREW PALAMARCHUK

A firefighter suffered minor injuries at the scene of a twoalarm house fire in North York Thursday. Fire crews were called to 167 Pannahill Rd., near Finch and Wilmington avenues, at 3:10 a.m.

District Chief Stephan Powell said explosions were heard before and during the fire, sending debris into the street. renovations There was a vehicle in the bungalow’s driveway though no one was home at the time.

Powell said the house was under renovation. “It was a very stubborn fire,” he said, adding the blaze is “somewhat suspicious so we’ve got the fire marshal investigating.” Damage is estimated at $300,000. There were 81 firefighters and 20 trucks at the scene.

team that won a silver medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s under-17 championship in Guatemala – a qualifier for the FIFA World Cup in Azerbaijan last fall. “Azerbaijan – that was something really special for me,” said Quinn, whose team lost to North Korea, 2-1, in a quarter-final nail-biter. “I will never forget the experience. It’s very difficult trying to explain the feeling of playing for your country.”

Quinn was on the mind of many Canadian and U.S. coaches before she restricted her list to three: Duke, Notre Dame and Princeton. And while education is the primary focus for Quinn, a four-time academic honours student at Havergal and now tinkering with a medical career, she has come a long way since those early days at Blythwood Junior Public School. “She’s been one of the most talented and diverse players in the school,” praised Donna Howard, Havergal’s athletic director. “If it wasn’t basketball, it was volleyball or track or soccer.” Quinn was on Havergal’s league championship basketball squad, won the Most Improved Player award on the volleyball team and was this year’s Metro champ in the steeplechase. As for soccer, she didn’t play for the Gators this past year because of a conflict with other team and soccer commitments. At the age of six, Quinn said she started playing soccer with a club team in North Toronto. A bit of swimming, some hockey and competitive skiing, Quinn determined it was time to concentrate on soccer. “If I’m good enough, and time will tell, it would be great to play professional soccer,” she said. “For now, it’s Duke. Thinking about the under-20

Man sought for hotel TV theft Police have released security camera images of a man wanted in connection with a stolen television at a North York hotel. Police said a black 32-inch LG flat screen television was stolen from the dining room of the Holiday Inn hotel at 30 Norfinch Dr. April 4 around 3 a.m. A suspect was captured on

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team for Canada and down the road maybe the dream of making it to the Olympics.” Duke head coach Robbie Church said he was delighted to have Quinn, a Canadian standout, join his roster. “She’s very good in the air, she’s good changing your point of attack, she’s a very good technical player, speed of play is very good and she serves a longer ball,” said Church when describing Quinn and her talent. Quinn will also be the first Canadian to play for the Duke women’s soccer team. Last season, Duke finished with a 15-6-2 record and made the NCAA Final Eight losing to Penn State, 1-0, in the quarter-finals. Hard to believe, but Quinn does have very good time management skills and makes sure that athletics isn’t the only thing on her mind. “Family is number one, but I also like to help others and, through the Right To Play organization, went to an Aboriginal Reserve a few weeks ago, near Sudbury, to play soccer and get involved,” she said. And then, there’s her admiration for baking – as in multilevel cakes. “Have had some trouble with them because they tend to collapse inwards,” she remarked. “It can get discouraging, but I just keep on working at it.”

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• Oil and watercolour paintings by Peggy Siu are on display at the Don Mills branch, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. until Sunday, June 30. • Look in the Mirror is an exhibit of contemporary art, acrylic on glass by Aurelia Bizouard, at North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St., until Sunday, June 30. • The Golden Age Academy 2013 Art Exhibit: Pride of Heritage is in celebration of Seniors Month at the Downsview branch, 2793 Keele St., until Saturday, June 22. band plays Mel Lastman Square wConcert


mixed media: Contemporary artist Lena Shugar, right, talks with guests during the opening reception on Thursday for her exhibit at the Columbus Centre’s Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. The show will run through July 8 at 901 Lawrence Ave. W. (at Dufferin Street).


Find out what else is going on at the Carrier Art Gallery by visiting www.

The North York Concert Band has a concert scheduled for Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. The band will also be playing there on July 4 and 18. The North York Concert Band is a community-based musical organization of approximately 45 musicians under the direction of John Liddle. The members are from all walks of life, including students, teachers, accountants,

julie caspersen arts in brief lawyers, retirees and general community members who are all enthusiastic performers. Visit artists host art show wWillowdale

The Willowdale Group of Artists will be exhibiting their work starting Wednesday, June 19, at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills. The gallery is at 67 Pottery Rd., and the exhibit continues until Monday, July 1. The Willowdale Group of Artists was founded in 1947. Today, 200 members enjoy workshops, life drawing sessions and demonstrations by visiting professional artists. Visit

School, 2365 Bayview Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors over 65 and students (with valid ID); free admission for children under 12. To reserve tickets, call Bronwen at 416-420-1465 or email Visit for details. music in a garden setting wHear

Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song starts its season on Thursday, June 27. Ten concerts by an eclectic roster of popular artists will be set in the natural beauty of the gardens or, in the event of rain, the Floral Hall. Admission is free and all concerts start at 7 p.m. The Toronto Botanical Garden is at 777 Lawrence Ave. E.

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The Festival Wind Orchestra’s spring concert will feature all movie music. The concert is Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at Crescent


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NORTH YORK GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION NOTICE OF SPECIAL & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO MEMBERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual general meeting of Members of NORTH YORK GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (hereinafter called the “Foundation”) will be held at North York General Hospital Academic Centre, Auditoriums 2 & 3, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario on the 17th day of June, 2013 at 1:00 pm for the following purposes: (a) To receive the financial statements of the Foundation for the twelve months ending March 31, 2013; (b) To elect Governors; (c) To transact such further and other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof. Dated this 11th of June, 2013 Dee Patterson, Secretary

Northern Karate Schools of Canada welcomes martial arts champions from Japan On Monday, May 27, Northern Karate Schools hosted martial arts experts from Okinawa, Japan. It was a unique cultural and learning experience for both students, and spectators. Kinjo Masakazu is a 9th degree black belt in Okinawan Karate and Weapons.

His two sons, Satoshi and Kenta, plus their student Minako Thiara taught and demonstrated their immense skills. Each have won the All Okinawan Weapons Championship in their respective divisions. Northern Karate Schools is deeply honoured to have had them visit its 10

schools within the GTA this past week, as well as preside over their Black Belt Graduation of 280 candidates on Sunday, May 26. We look forward to future exchanges and deepening our relationship with such humble and talented people.


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CARP North York Chapter WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: St. George on Yonge Anglican, 5350 Yonge St. CONTACT: Anne Wynter, 647-639-8421, carpnorthyork@ COST: Free One hour of interactive dance lessons to learn the waltz and tango. The music will continue for the second hour.

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Italian Heritage Month Movie: ‘The Mystery of San Nicandro’ WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Diana, 416-395-5720, COST: Free A timeless story about identity, family and belonging. Visit Subtitled. Call to register. Caribbean Dinner and Entertainment WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr. CONTACT: Floreen Ford, 416-4475519, www.parkwoodsunitedchurch. ca, office@parkwoodsunitedchurch. ca COST: $10/adult; $5/child 12 and under; children under 3 are free Traditional Caribbean food, music,

The People of Kattawapiskak River WHEN: 6:15 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Laura, 416-395-5660 COST: Free Join filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin for a screening of her latest film, which provides perspectives on the situation among Canada’s First Nations communities. Limited seating. Call to register.

District School Board presents its production of ‘Hairspray’. Purchase tickets online.

Battle of Black Creek WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. CONTACT: 416-736-1733,, COST: Regular admission applies, see website for details One hundred soldiers set up camp for this colourful Revolutionary War re-enactment with a full-scale battle.

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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. singing, costumes and stories. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Photographing Seances WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Elizabeth, 416-395-5639 COST: Free Meredith Inksetter, University of Toronto, art history, discusses 19th and early 20th century notions of mysterious appearances in photography. Call to register. ‘Hairspray’ WHEN: June 13 to 15 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Ave. CONTACT: 416-222-8282, COST: $22 Staff Arts at the Toronto Catholic COST: Free Tour the police station and speciality police vehicles. Interact with a police dog and police horse. Participate in the bike rodeo – bring your own bike. Child fingerprinting. Free hotdogs and drinks.

Toronto Walk in the Park for Scleroderma WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: East Don Parkland, 1240 Sheppard Ave. E. CONTACT: Jenny and Melissa Hatcher, com/site/?raceId=9285, COST: Free Barbecue and refreshments after the walk. Rain or shine. Toronto Police 33 Division Open House WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: 50 Upjohn Rd. CONTACT: Kelly Downie, 416-808-3300, kelly.downie@toron-

Summer Series of Sunday Evening Worship Services WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Willowdale Christian Reformed Church, 70 Hilda Ave. CONTACT: 416-221-7829 COST: Free A series of Old Testament readings.

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Family and Friends MS Self-Help Group WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Bathurst/Lawrence area, Bathurst Street CONTACT: Lynn Laccohee, 416-967-3032, COST: Free

Family and friends of persons with multiple sclerosis get together for support, encouragement and information. Registration is required.


Registration for Computer Classes WHERE: Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. CONTACT: Dianne Erdos-Rush, 416-225-2112, www., COST: various Computer courses begin in July.


WHERE: Better Living at Thompson House, 1 Overland Dr. CONTACT: Joan Walters, 416-447-7244, ext. 614, COST: Free Volunteers needed to work with hospice clients. Days and times are flexible. Call to learn more.

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ransit funding should be more than just buses, subways and GO trains. Transportation is a more accurate way to look at getting around the Greater Toronto Area. The future of the Gardiner Expressway is being debated – again. With the Environment Assessment (EA) by Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto now back on the table, the latest in the circular discussions is coming up Thursday, the day after the two parties hold a media briefing to discuss the EA. The future of the Gardiner comes up every few years, but nothing concrete has ever come of these discussions. The long-term rehabilitation of our view the Gardiner is not in question – that needs to happen. However, Expressway’s what exactly does that mean, and is a city like Toronto going to future up for how handle it? debate again The entire length of the decaying expressway will eventually come up for debate, but Thursday’s forum focuses on the eastern portion from Jarvis Street to the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). We believe front-and-centre at this discussion should be funding. Not just the $505 million approved by council to rehabilitate the Gardiner, but how will we maintain whatever we decide to do with it – keep it standing, bury it under Lake Shore Boulevard or dismantle it all together? Whatever the decision, funding is rarely mentioned. Like the public transit discussion, everyone is concerned about today, not 10, 25, 50 years from now. Despite the obvious connection between public transit and the highways, expressways and parkways that encircle this city, no one is discussing how they should work together. If there is an effort out there to come up with a cohesive transportation plan, we’re not seeing it. Within the transit funding tools supported by Metrolinx to pay for the province’s Big Move plan, there should also be funding for our roads and highways. Regional Sales Tax, Development Charge, Parking Space Levy, and Fuel Tax are on the table to fund transit. Yet, something like Highway Tolls to help maintain the Gardiner is not being discussed. Or, at the end of the day, maybe we should hand over the Gardiner to the province to include in its transportation portfolio together with the 400 series highways. And while we’re at it, toss in the DVP.


Bracing for a frustrating tennis season


ell, I played my first tennis match of the season over the weekend and I’m not off to the best start. I’m officially zero for one. But it wasn’t the defeat that was so troubling, but how it was done and the guy who beat me, my buddy Shawn. What really sticks in my craw is that he was wearing a monstrous new knee brace roughly the size of Jabba the Hutt’s belly. Without that brace, I wipe the court with him. With it, I back off and he throttles me for fun, 6-0, 6-0. Well, I was prepared to take my lumps like a man, when, get this, Shawn hops over the net for the traditional post-match handshake. Oops, did I say hop? Forgive me. To call it merely a hop is not doing justice to that athletic tour de force. It was a breathtaking triple salchow during which he soared higher than Patrick Chan. And the icing on the cake? He stuck the landing. I mean really stuck the land-

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY ing. I was livid. “How the heck did you do that?” “It wasn’t that difficult,” Shawn replied matter-offactly. “I just took a long approach run. Then got into the tuck position to harness my legendary power and sprung up ever so gracefully on my little tippy toes.” “You know what I meant, funny guy. How’d you do manage to pull off a move like that, wonky knee and all?” “What makes you think I have a bad knee,” he asked. “Exhibit A, your honour, “ I answered, pointing to said imposing brace. “I hate to break it to you, but the knee’s fine. I only wear this contraption to psych out pigeons like you. And as you can see it works like a charm.” “But how can you wear that thing and sleep nights?” I wailed.

“I told you, I put it on for matches only. I take it off long before I go to bed.” “And that masquerade doesn’t eat away at your conscience?” “Hey, I win, baby. That’s all that matters. Isn’t that what Nike says is the most important thing in life? Next to buying all their overpriced stuff, of course.” “You didn’t win. I handed the match to you. I was afraid to make you even flinch dare you re-injure what I thought was a fragile leg.” Shawn just shrugged. “Look, I’d love to listen to you whine, really I would, but I have to scoot home and ice my knee.” “But didn’t you just get through telling me there was nothing wrong with it?” “There wasn’t, but in my haste to kick your butt from here to Mississauga I must have put the brace on too tight by mistake because it’s starting to throb. I want to take care of it before I develop a real problem. You don’t mess with knees you

know,” he needled. “So, you coming over for a brewski?” “After that stunt you just pulled? Forget it.” “Come on, Jamie. Don’t be such a spoilsport. I tell you what. I’m going up to the cottage for awhile. And to prove I’m not such a bad guy, I’ll let you borrow the brace until I come back so you can let it work it’s magic for you. Are you game?” “Well, I am playing Dale next week and I have yet to beat him all these years. Do you think it might help?” “Let’s just say, it wouldn’t hurt. Unless you put it on too tight by mistake.”

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Additional revenue sources possible, says MP To the editor: Re: ‘We’re all part of the same transit challenge’, editorial, May 30. Your editorial correctly notes our city faces major challenges over the next 20 years to find the $34 billion necessary to build the next wave of transit projects. You invite residents to pick from 11 revenue tools (a.k.a. new taxes) to help pay for these projects, but neglect to count three other revenue sources. The first is provincial funding. The province has already committed $14 billion toward Toronto’s first wave of transit projects. It is reasonable to assume it will contribute to the next wave projects as well. There is no reason why the burden should fall only on Toronto residents. The second is federal

funding. The Metrolinx report does mention the previous role of the federal government in contrib-

uting one-third toward infrastructure funding, which includes transit. A one-third contribution from the federal government would go a long way to reducing the burden on Toronto residents. The third is corporate taxes. Corporations are a major beneficiary of transit investment. Their employees get to work faster (and in a healthier environment) and the delivery of their goods and services would benefit from reduced traffic congestion. By using these three sources of revenue, the contribution expected from Toronto residents would become far more manageable and avoid burdening lower- and middle-income families. Mike Sullivan M.P. York South-Weston

Would pay more money Funding for eye exams for a better commute To the editor: Re: ‘Big Move...Big Money,’ Special Report, May 30. Time for the front page to scream Big Gridlock...Big Money. The projected costs of an integrated regional transit system proposed by Metrolinx is far less than the estimated $1,600 per household cost for the gridlock that has the GTA stuck in traffic. It’s unfair to characterize Metrolinx as squeezing money out of taxpayers as Thursday’s front page and inside political cartoon did.


Funding transit contributes to better access, cleaner air and smoother commutes for everyone. I’ll pay for that. Alice Schuda

Liking recent cartoons To the editor: Your cartoonist, Steve Nease, is excellent. I hope his work is recognized in other publications as well as in the North York Mirror. Especially good were the

cartoons on page 4 of the May 16 and May 23 issues. Your The City columnist David Nickle and your But Seriously humor columnist Jamie Wayne are also excellent. Edward J. Farkas

To the editor: Re: ‘Worried about vision loss? Get regular eye exams,’ Letters, May 23. Dr. Keith Gordon gives good advice but perhaps he is not aware that in former premier Dalton MacGuinty’s first year funding for regular eye exams for people between the ages of 18 and 65 was stopped. This move surprised many of us who always believed the Liberals were about maintaining vital social programs. Many people can’t afford to have their eyes checked every two years so many eye diseases will not be diagnosed until it’s too late for any meaningful treatment. We should address this health concern with our representatives and certainly during the next election if this funding is not re-instated. Helena Nielsen


Learning for life at Oxford Learning Willowdale Parents know, one of the best things you can do for your child is to equip him or her with the right tools to succeed. With a proven cognitive learning approach, the Oxford Learning Centre provides children and young adults with life-long tools to help them build an active and agile mind. Each child is assessed and provided with an individual learning plan. With this approach, children not only develop positive learning techniques, they build self-esteem and improve socially, physically and emotionally. The trained teachers at Oxford Learning Willowdale understand that the early learning years are irreplaceable. The Little Readers program provides a structured learning environment where children three to six years are exposed to small class sizes and an enriched bilingual curriculum (offered half & full day). If there is one thing you can do to help your child get better grades, it’s make sure that he or she is learning this summer. The summer programs include grade eight to twelve high-school/university prep programs as well as enrichment programs for grades

Faces of Oxford Learning Willowdale. (Left) Centre Owner, Sylvia Martignani and (right) Education Director, Stephanie Zubcic

one to eight. Students can also sign up for half/full day summer programs that includes free mixed martial arts, dance and yoga activities. The summer programs ensure that your child’s break fromschool is not a break from learning. We keep the momentum going. At Oxford Learning, students continue to explore,discover,create,and learn. And also have fun. Because hey – it is summer time! Children who enrol in our summer programs benefit by: • Maintaining an educational routine • Catching up at a comfortable pace • Getting ahead with new skills

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Downsview Park: Change is inside, outside LISA QUEEN North York’s sprawling Downsview Park at Sheppard Avenue and Keele Street is in the midst of massive change.

While the fate of the park remains in the hands of Canada Lands Company, appointed by the federal government last year after the contracts of the members of the board of directors were not renewed, plans call for the former military base to be transformed

STEELES AVENUE Finch LRT The Finch light rapid transit line will run 11 kilometres along Finch Avenue from the new Finch West subway station to Humber College at Finch and Hwy. 27. The subway station, at Finch Avenue and Keele Street, will be built as part of the extension of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line from Downsview

north into York Region. The LRT is expected to alleviate congestion on the Finch West bus, one of the busiest routes in the city. The goal of the LRT is to expand transit capacity for riders, get drivers out of their cars and on to transit and connect traditionally under-serviced communities along Finch West to the subway extension.

into new homes for thousands and a public place complete with walking trails, recreational facilities, areas for community gatherings and programming and more. But Downsview Park isn’t the only place that is changing in the west

Yonge-University-Spadina subway extension The $2.6-billion TorontoYork-Spadina subway extension will extend the line from Downsview subway station at Sheppard Avenue and Allen Road (which will be renamed Sheppard West when the extension is completed) to Vaughan north of Toronto. The lion’s share of the

Budgeted at $1 billion, the line will be paid for out of a $8.4-billion provincial government fund, which will also bankroll the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT, the Scarborough RT replacement and extension to Sheppard Avenue, and the Sheppard East LRT. Construction of the Finch LRT is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed by 2020.

FINCH AVENUE on the east and Keele Street on the west. BIAs collect money from local companies, which are used to improve the business district. Two weeks ago, the results of the vote to determine the future of the BIA were released by the city. Of the 1,321 ballots sent out, 288 were returned, almost three times the minimum 100 required. There were 194 votes in favour of the BIA, 83 against and 11 ballots spoiled.

A report recommending approval of the poll results is scheduled to be considered by the economic development committee on June 25 and by city council on July 16. In addition to improving the business district, business leaders want the BIA to tackle other concerns such as illegal dumping and security issues. In fact, the BIA is proposing to hire a private security company to patrol the area with one car during the day and two cars at night.


Dufferin Finch BIA Faced with a fading manufacturing sector that at one time was the backbone of the community and a lacklustre identity, business leaders are turning eager eyes to the benefits coming their way from the subway extension and the Finch LRT. They are spearheading efforts to launch the new Dufferin Finch Business Improvement Area (BIA), bounded by Sheppard Avenue on the south, Steeles Avenue on the north, Dufferin Street


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Legend Finch LRT Current subway station Planned subway station Wilson BIA boundary Dufferin Finch BIA boundary

2800 Keele St. About 50 residents attended a preliminary community meeting at Downsview Public Library last week to hear development plans for 2800 Keele St., just north of Wilson Avenue, another example of development either approved or proposed for the community. Humphries Planning Group Inc. is hoping to build an

11-storey mixed use building on the site of a former post office. The project would include 237 residential units, including six two-storey townhouses. It would also feature 785 square metres (8,500 square feet) of commercial space and a three-and-a-half-storey underground parking garage for 255 vehicles, according to a city planning report.

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part of North York – the community around the park is too. Here’s a look: What do you feel needs to be done in order to best integrate these changes planned for the community? Email


8.6-kilometre extension will be in Toronto, with 6.2 kilometres running between the Sheppard West station to the new Black Creek Pioneer Village station on Steeles Avenue east of Jane Street. Between the Sheppard West and Black Creek Pioneer Village stations, there will be subway stations at Downsview Park, at Finch Avenue and

Downsview Park station The Downsview Park station will be a TTC and GO Transit station, prompting some to refer to it as a mini-Union Station. It will be located in Downsview Park on the south side of Sheppard Avenue at the CN/GO Barrie railway line, which runs between Chesswood Drive and Bakersfield Street. The station will serve riders who want to visit facilities and activities at Downsview Park and those who want access to the Keele industrial area north of Sheppard. The station will be set back to allow future development, attracted by the new subway extension, to occur on the south side of Sheppard.

Wilson BIA Similar to Dufferin Finch, business leaders further south are also looking to capitalize on the subway extension as well as the new Humber River Hospital by launching the Wilson BIA. Voting for the new BIA, which would represent business owners along Wilson Avenue from Allen Road to a block west of Keele Street, is underway. While there are business owners along Wilson that take pride in the appearance of their stores and companies, the area has tra-

Keele Street and at York University. The remaining 2.4 kilometres of the extension will be in York Region between the Steeles West and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations. Construction of the subway extension began in November 2009 and the line is expected to open to passengers in the fall of 2016. Two pavilions will contain both TTC and GO Transit entrances, according to a TTC report. Passengers will be able to enter through either pavilion into a public area. GO passengers will be able to walk directly to GO train platforms. TTC riders will get to subway trains on the concourse level by stairs, escalators or elevators available in both pavilions, the report said. Bakersfield Street will be extended to provide vehicular access to the west side of the station. The station is expected to open when the subway extension line opens to passengers in 2016.

ditionally been plagued by a shabby presence. Many of the business units in strip plazas built in the 1960s are individually owned. That has often led to patchwork standards. Even some owners who would be willing to beautify their businesses have thrown up their hands when neighbouring properties have failed to do the same. Because BIAs are uncommon north of Hwy. 401, the Wilson and Dufferin Finch BIAs are seen as particularly important achievements for the local business communities.

WILSON AVENUE Humber River Hospital Under construction at Hwy. 401 and Keele Street, the new Humber River Hospital is expected to open in the fall of 2015. The $1.75-billion structure will be North America’s first fully digital hospital. In September 2011, Plenary Health Care Partnerships, a consortium of 11 companies including Plenary Group/HCP Canada,

Hewlett-Packard and RBC Capital Markets, was awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new hospital. The hospital will remain publicly owned and publicly controlled. The new facility will boost Humber River’s bed capacity to 656, including 48 critical care beds, up from the 549 at Humber River’s three current locations. The new 167,000-square-

metre (1.8 million-square-foot) hospital will also bring expanded emergency services and other amenities. It will be staffed by 4,500 doctors, health care and support workers and volunteers and will create thousands of spin-off jobs in the community. The hospital will be part of a campus that also includes the provincial forensics and coroner’s centre.

Yorkdale Village townhouses Last September, about 100 people turned out for a celebration hosted by Decade Homes for the launch of Yorkdale Village townhouses, an example of new development taking place in the community. Currently under construction at 877 Wilson Ave., west of Dufferin Street, the first phase of the project is made up of 75 stacked townhouses built on the

site of a former bowling alley. The second phase will include about 100 townhouses next door on the site of a former strip plaza. Yorkdale Village is one example of development in the community, Another is the Ion condominium building at Keele and Wilson developed by Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes.



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opinion Toronto appointments wBuild It’s Toronto Council week, meaning at least two very long days of debate, amendments and maybe even policy. One of the bigger issues will be dealt with behind closed doors: the appointment of six new members of Toronto’s armslength real estate company Build Toronto. Reconstituting the board is a prerequisite to finding a replacement for CEO Lorne Braithwaite. Expect a fight, as a number of councillors are concerned vice-chair Doug Ford is pushing to have Port Lands CEO Michael Kraljevic put in the job. Ford denies he is doing so.

david nickle the agenda Mammoliti wonders “how and why Local 416 collects information from community members attending these events in the form of petitions.” meeting during lunch break wbudget

Toronto’s budget committee will be holding a special meeting in the midst of the council meeting, today at 1 p.m., to deal with Toronto’s budget surplus of $248 million. The item was deferred from last week’s meeting because it had been put on the agenda as an information item.

questions union’s activities wMammoliti Safe haven drop-off babies wfor In addition to reports from committees and other official business, there are notices of motion from individual members of council, some whackier than others. York West Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti wants an investigation into the role members of CUPE Local 416 have in Community Environment Days.

S carb orough S outhw est Councillor Michelle Berardinetti wants the city to establish a “safe haven drop -off facility” for unwanted babies. The notice of motion wants the city manager to establish a program in co-operation with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Public Health department to set

up the program within a Toronto hospital. The program would be anonymous for mothers who give birth but lack the capacity to care for the child. sought for horses wProtection

Berardinetti has another motion that looks after the well-being of horses. Berardinetti’s motion asks Toronto Council to support a private member’s bill to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act to make it unlawful to import or export horses for the purposes of slaughter for human consumption. Last month, Berardinetti tried and failed to insert an amendment into the casino debate that would have required horse racing facilities to euthanize sick horses rather than send them for slaughter.


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meeting on Gardiner Thursday wPublic Residents will get a chance to sound off on the future of the Gardiner Expressway during a public meeting this week. Organized by the city and Waterfront Toronto, the event will mark the first opportunity for public feedback since the resumption of an environmental assessment (EA) examining potential long term options for the eastern portion of the Gardiner and Lake Shore Boulevard. Cancelled shortly after Rob Ford’s mayoral victory, the EA was resurrected earlier this year following a majority vote by city council. City engineers warn the Gardiner will become unusable in less than a decade if no action is taken. The meeting is Thursday, June 13, inside the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Visit www. union president at panel meeting wTTC

TTC union president Bob Kinnear will take part of an upcoming public panel in Scarborough on the use of

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT public-private-partnerships (P3s) to build transit projects. An alternative to funding infrastructure through the public purse, P3s are formal contracts between government agencies and private sector companies. Metrolinx is using the model in the construction of four future light rail transit lines for the city. K i n n e a r, w h o l e a d s Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, representing most TTC workers, will be at the Selling off Public Transit panel meeting, taking place at the Scarborough Civic Centre on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. platforms join NXNE festival wSubway

Subway-riding music lovers checking out the North by Northeast (NXNE) festival will have the pleasure of a video art exhibition this year. Over the years the venerable independent music festival has expanded its offerings to include films, an interactive media showcase and comedy

sets. For its 18th year, organizers teamed up with Pattison Onestop to curate NXNE Art, which will take place on the subway platform video screens operated by the advertising company throughout the festival from June 10 to 16. Subway screens will showcase a rotating selection of 30-second silent video clips on a variety of urban and otherworldly themes. For more information on the art exhibition and the rest of the festival, visit bike lanes officially opened wSeparated

The City of Toronto officially opened its first separated bicycle track on Sherbourne Street between Bloor Street and King Street Monday It is the first phase of a 14-kilometre network of cycle tracks planned for the downtown area over the next few years.

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Group of seven families helped found co-operative school >>>from page 1 into a new building across the street at what is now 80 Church Ave. in 1994, where it remains today. Robert Merson, chair of the 60th anniversary celebration committee for Lansing Co-operative Nursery School, called the facility a rare gem. “There are some co-ops but they are dying in the wake of full-time daycare,” he said. “We have very direct engagement. We want to showcase the value of co-operative involvement in kids’ education.” The facility, which runs a morning nursery school, an afternoon junior/senior kindergarten program and a half day or full-day preschool program, has about 60 families registered, Merson said, adding parents help in the classroom and have a real say in the education children receive. Director Gina Celise said what’s unique about Lansing Co-operative Nursery School is that it’s largely run and maintained by parents. The school has about eight board members, made up of parents, and when parents register their kids and pay tuition, they are recognized as owners of the co-op, she said. Parents either volunteer for specific jobs or are assigned duties, such as washing toys, making playdough, paint pot washing, grocery shopping or assisting with special events, Celise said. “We are a not-for-profit, so we have a lot of fundraising activities,” she said. “In a lot of ways we try to instill love of learning and introduction to the school setting.” Nevine Alaily said she plans to attend the anniversary celebration, noting that after 60 years, the nursery must be

doing something right. Her three children attended Lansing for the nursery, preschool and junior kindergarten programs, and she had nothing but praise for the facility. “The teachers are patient and very attentive, physically the school is very inviting, they felt comfortable in the small group setting, and the program kept them interested and motivated,” Alaily said. “My older kids still make some of the cool snacks they had at Lansing.”

I became passionate about it because it has such a strong history. If you want to be engaged in your child’s learning, this is the model. – Robert Merson

A formal celebration for parents will be held June 19 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a community open house from 3 to 6 p.m. The day will include displays, face painting, a magician and bird house building, Merson said, adding parents wanted to have a bigger celebration to mark 60 years because the 50th anniversary was held on a smaller scale because of the SARS outbreak. “I’ve been impressed the nursery has sustained (for 60 years),” he said. “I became passionate about it because it has such a strong history. If you want to be engaged in your child’s learning, this is the model.” Lansing Co-operative Nursery School was brought

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to fruition by a group of seven families, including an architect, builder and mortgage broker, who spearheaded the building of their own facility, Merson said. A young Brampton lawyer named Bill Davis, who later became premier of Ontario, was hired to complete the original paperwork on the building. Along with moving to a different location, the school has seen various changes over the past six decades, including programming changes following the introduction of junior kindergarten in the 1970s and the full-day kindergarten now being implemented throughout the province. When full-day kindergarten was introduced in 2010, Lansing had to rejig its services to offer multiple levels of preschool programming, including morning nursery, afternoon preschool and fullday learning. Hélène Taylor had her eye on the building at the corner of Church and Kenneth avenues for some time, intrigued by the idea of a co-operative nursery school. “It’s a very good way to be present in (your child’s) early acquaintance with being with others,” said the co-ordinator of maintenance. “The system really allows you to be involved with everything.” A former president of the nursery, whose three children attended the facility, Taylor said she finds the lack of cooperative nurseries surprising. “It’s such a great model,” she said. “It’s a great place to start.” For more information on the school and its upcoming anniversary, visit


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cultura festival open-air arts: At right, busker Cavita performs at the launch of Cultura Festival 2013 Thursday at Mel Lastman Square. At right, the Heavyweights Brass Band performs at the launch. Cultura offers food, music, buskers and movies at the square at 5100 Yonge St. and will be held every Friday evening in July. Councillor John Filion launched the festival in 2010 as a way to showcase the usability of public spaces outside of the downtown core, while promoting the arts in an open air and publicly accessible venue. Staff photos/Dan Pearce The Cultura Festival dates are July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6 to 11 p.m. Visit for the schedule of events for each date.


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w Yellow vs. Red (Rippleton Public School West, 21 Rippleton Rd., 6:30 p.m.) w Maroon vs. Green (Jeanne Lajoie Elementary School, 150 Carnforth Rd., 6:30 p.m.)

ON THE RUN A Batori-Bultje Remax runner heads for home plate against Ward & Patch fielders during N o r t h To r o n t o B a s e b a l l Association T-Ball action Sunday afternoon at Maurice Cody Junior Public School field.

BOYS ATOM TUESDAY, JUNE 11 w Royal Blue vs. White / Ryl Blue (Jeanne Lajoie Elementary School, 150 Carnforth Rd., 6:30 p.m.) w Yellow vs. Orange (Don View Middle School, 20 Evermede Dr., 6:30 p.m.) w Maroon vs. Red (Greenland Public School, 15 Greenland Rd., 6:30 p.m.)


BOYS MOSQUITO THURSDAY, JUNE 13 w Sky Blue vs. Red (Don Mills Don Mills Collegiate south, 15 The Donway E., 6:30 p.m.) w Royal Blue vs. Yellow (Roywood Park, 2 Roywood Dr., 6:30 p.m.)

UPCOMING In North York Hearts Soccer Club action, mini division, the Kickers (Kelly Green) take on the Flintstones (Black) at Hydro Field #4 on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

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Up to $400 CASH Daily DELIVERY POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES! Reliable delivery people are required immediately for newspaper delivery in your area. The successful candidates will: Be extremely reliable. Enjoy working in their community Deliver newspapers door to door throughout North York. Tuesday & Thursday delivery only. You must be available to insert and meet our delivery deadlines. Please call our area representatives if you would like to deliver in one of these areas: M2K, M2L, M2P, M2R, M3H Sara Gharachorloo - 416-774-2323 M3B, M3C Bhama Ahileswaran - 416-774-2322 M2H, M2J, M3A Jamie Romero - 416-774-2349 M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N Igor Potkonjak - 416-774-2358 M2M, M2N, M4A Ellen Hsieh - 416-774-2350 M6A, M6B, M6L, M6B Victoria Agbayani - 416-774-2300 M9L, M9M Adelaide Mensah - 416-774-2321

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FT & PT Outdoors Spring / Summer Work Guys'n gals, aged 16 years +

Drivers DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 6 months at a time, Apply online at under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE

General Help GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209

Domestic Help Available CASA LINDA. Many years of experience. Personal touch for complete house cleaning. Call Julia 416-745-5684.

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Personal Prayer to the Ħoly y Spirit

HOLY Spirit, Thou make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideal. You who will give the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank You for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in Your perpetual glory, Amen. Person must pray this 3 consecutive days without stating one’s wish. After the 3rd day your wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to publish this Our Mother of Perpetual Help as soon as your favour has been granted. – R.P.



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• General Labourers (some heavy lifting up to 60lbs) • Bakery Workers (production line/sanitation) • Labourers- Foams

(must be able to measure) afternoon/night shift

• CNC Operators • Tig/Mig Welders • Fabricators




Must come in to fill out application and a job interview will be conduct 2 pieces of Photo ID and SIN are required. 1056 WILSON AVE., SUITE 105 (DOWNSVIEW PLAZA KEELE/WILSON)



Host Families Wanted!

We are educational Japanese agency providing students with Homestay. We are looking for families who can accommodate Japanese students during summer time with 3 meals. If you are interested in hosting them, please contact us regarding the compensation and other information. Email address: Domestic Help Available ABSOLUTELY BEST cleaning ladies available. Honest & hard working, attention to detail,

insured/ bonded. Also provide elderly/ child care. 416-897-6782.

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ALL CASH Drink/ Snack Vending Business Route. Complete Training. Small Investment Required. 1-888-979-VEND (8363). www.

& Collectibles Wanted Cash for Older: Coins, Jewelry, Military, Watches, Toys, Barbies, Silver, Gold, Records, Guitars, Old Pens, Lighters & Old Advertising etc.

25 years experience. Richard & Janet 416-431-7180 416-566-7373 Business Opportunities **ATTENTION: JOB SEEKERS!** MAKE MONEY! Mailing Postcards! www.PostcardsTo NOW ACCEPTING! ZNZ Referral Agents! $20-$60/Hour! www.FreeJob HOME WORKERS! Make Money Using Your PC! www.SuperCash Earn Big Paychecks Paid Every Friday! PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing Brochures From Home! Helping HomeWorkers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity. NO Experience Required. Start Immediately! www.

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Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let your past limit your career plans! Since 1989 Confidential, Fast Affordable - A+ BBB Rating EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM Call for FREE INFO BOOKLET 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYour

Condos for Rent BAYVIEW/ FINCH- luxury 2+1 condo, 2 baths, 1044 sq.ft., balcony, 9’ ceilings, locker, parking, near amenities. Immediately. $2200. 416-708-2255. EGLINTON/ LESLIENew Condo. 1 bedroom/ den. Parking & locker. Appliances. No smoking. $1350. 905-737-9272

Travel & Vacations CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248

Notices (Public) ST. JOHN’S Rehab Foundation held a raffle draw on May 31, 2013. The raffle prize winner is Jane Lay. Thank you to all who participated.

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HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available.

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Articles Wanted WE ARE Buying National Geographic Magazines, Reader Digest Soft Cover, Archie Comics. Please call Joe: 416-792-6243 after 7pm.

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking WE BUY ALL CARS! Running or Not, we will buy it! Cars/Trucks/vans. Sell ANY Car today with ONE FREE Phone call to: 1-800-551-8647

Home Renovations AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN CONTRACTOR Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling, Drywall, Painting Bathrooms, Kitchens Basements, Counters, Closets, Flooring, Windows/Doors, Fences, Decks, Additions Lester 416-223-0226

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BUILDER/ GENERAL CONTRACTORS FULL TIME Filipino live in RESIDENTIAL/ caregivers available for COMMERCIAL. Finished Painting. childcare or elderly care. basements. Call 416-924-5727 or Bathrooms. Ceramic tiles. Flat roofs. Leaking ments. Brick/chimney repairs. House additions 9 0 5 - 7 6 4 - 6 6 6 7 , Tutoring 416-823-5120 ELENA’S TUTORING invites students looking for help in Math (Grade 1 - 12, 1st level of University), science (physics/ chemistry), English & French. Following the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum. Contact Elena: 416-275-4786 www.

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CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! 416-242-8863 DICK’S HOME Improvements. Reliable, experienced, top quality service. Renovate an entire home or room. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, ceramic, painting...(416)816-6219, anytime.

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All Garbage Removal! Home/ Business. Fast Sameday! Free Estimates! Seniors Discounts. We do all Loading & Clean-ups! Lowest Prices. Call John: 416-457-2154 Seven days

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416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!

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KEELE/ LAWRENCEnew large (1200sq.ft.) 2 bedroom above ground basement. High ceilings, a/c, fireplace, parking, BBQ area. $1200. Nonsmoking. 416-243-9949 VICTORIA PARK/ Vanhorn- Large bright 1 bedroom basement, side entrance access. laundry room. Large living space. Near 401/ 404. 416-498-7682

Masonry & Concrete BRICK, BLOCK & NATURAL STONEWORK Chimneys, Tuck Pointing, Brick, Concrete Windowsills and Much More! For Free Estimate Call Peter: 647-333-0384 www. stardustconstruction .com

Brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, tusk pointing, porches, flagstone, window sills. All masonry work. For free estimates call Roman 416-684-4324 www.fadom

Painting & Decorating ABSOLUTELY AMAZING painters at bargain prices! Summer special $100/ room. Quick, clean, reliable. Free estimates! Second to None Painting 905-265-7738

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STREET SALE Dutch Myrtleway (Lawrence/Donway East) Saturday & Sunday June 15th & 16th 9am-3pm Lots of bargains and much more!


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