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DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com Three years after he was elected promising to persuade council to build a subway connection along Sheppard Avenue between Downsview station and Yonge-Sheppard, York West Councillor James Pasternak can claim a kind of victory. During last week’s marathon debate on revenue tools to fund public transit expansion, Toronto Council endorsed Pasternak’s motion to request that the project be added to the list of priorities for public transit expansion in Metrolinx’s second phase of the provincial Big Move transit plan. Council voted 24-19 to support Pasternak, and while it doesn’t actually commit funding or a timeline for the project, it does provide a boost for a project that has had little advocacy at either the Toronto Transit Commission or Metrolinx itself. >>>PASTERNAK, page 11

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NEW MOMS CELEBRATION: Julie McFarlane, left, kisses Andrew while her husband Tim hugs Eliza on Sunday morning during the New Moms celebration event at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The McFarlane twins were born on May 9.

Africentric program to start at Downsview S.S. this fall Come fall, an Africentric program will be offered to Grade 9 students at Downsview Secondary School, the

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��������� PROPOSED FOR YONGE-SHEPPARD AREA ◗BUILDING A developer is hoping to build a 14-storey mixed-use residential and commercial building on Sheppard Avenue east of Yonge Street. The project, at 49 Sheppard and 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 25 Bonnington Pl., would include 152 residential units and 272 underground parking spaces on four levels. At today’s meeting of North York community council, councillors are expected to approve setting up a future community consultation meeting for the proposed building. However, a city planning report recommends not scheduling the public meeting until the North York South Service Road Environmental Assessment Study Addendum has been completed.

MEETING TO BE SET UP: GRANITE CLUB PLANS The exclusive Granite Club, an athletic and social club at 2350 Bayview Ave., north of Lawrence Avenue, is hoping to add a 2,275-squaremetre (24,500-square-foot) recreational facility and bubble, a 373-square-metre

(4,015-square-foot) maintenance building and 615-squaremetre (6,620-square-foot) one-storey pavilion with roof viewing area, according to a planning report coming to North York community council today. The recreational facility could be used for four tennis courts or a soccer field, the report said. Existing homes at 2374 and 2378 Bayview would be demolished while the house at 2382 Bayview would be retained. Councillors are expected to approve a future community consultation meeting about the proposal. RAISES $624,000 FOR HUMBER RIVER HOSPITAL ◗BALL

Oh, what a night! Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons wowed an audience of 850 people at a fundraiser for the new Humber River Hospital. The legendary crooners performed many of their hit songs at the River Ball, held May 9 in Vaughan. The event raised $624,000 towards construction of the $225-million hospital being built at Hwy. 401 and Keele Street. About $100,000 was donated after Dr. Narendra Singh, chief of pediatrics, spoke

board member was recognized as one of Humber River’s most dedicated and passionate volunteers. POLICE IN 32 DIVISION HOST BARBECUE ◗Toronto Police Service’s 32

Legendary vocalist Frankie Valli performs during the 2013 River Ball in support of Humber River Hospital.

passionately about the impact guests’ generosity would have on young patients and their families. Meanwhile, the No Limits award, which recognizes individuals in the community who stand as extraordinary examples of the hospital’s vision for the future, was given this year to Frank Ciccolini Jr. The longtime donor, volunteer and

Division will host a community barbecue Thursday, May 16. The barbecue will be held at 32 Division, 30 Ellerslie Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Displays of the police K9 unit and mounted police will be available for viewing. BOARD MEMBER: CENTRAL LHIN ◗TheNEW board of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network has a new member. Maurice A.D. Hudon joined the board of the organization, a provincial body that oversees health planning for York, part of North York, East York and Beach, on April 10. He is an instructor at the Institute of Corporate Directors, where he leads a new program that he co-developed about the essentials of boardroom

finance. Hudon also serves as a director of the Bank of Montreal Assurance Company. He brings 32 years of experience in the finance and banking industry to the LHIN. He was a senior executive with BMO Bank of Montreal, leading several high-profile projects such as acquisitions and major investment programs. EXPLORES ATTIWAPISKAT CONDITIONS ◗TheFILM dire living conditions of the Attiwapiskat First Nations community in Northern Ontario have made headlines in recent years. Now, you can learn about the people and the community in a film called The People of the Kattawapiskak River being shown at North York Central Library. Monday Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin will also discuss the current state of affairs in Canada’s north. The event will be held June 17 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the library at 5120 Yonge St., north of Sheppard Avenue. It is free, but seating is limited. Call 416-395-5660 for more information or to register.

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or the first time in recent memory, the entire Russell-Benun household was able to sit down and have a family meal together. Gabriel Benun was born healthy into the world on Oct. 1, 2011. But just six months later, the youngest of Asaph and Nikki Russell-Benun’s three children would be diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer called infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). ALL is a form of leukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells, characterized by excess lymphoblasts. Malignant, immature white blood cells continuously multiply and are overproduced in the bone marrow. ALL causes damage by crowding out normal cells in the bone marrow, and by spreading (infiltrating) to other organs. ALL is most common in childhood with a peak incidence at two to five years of age, and another peak in old age. Infant ALL is a group with distinct biological and clinical expression. Infant ALL represents about two per cent of pediatric ALL cases and is much harder than childhood leukemia to treat. Little Gabriel went through several long and intensive chemotherapy cycles over the last 12 months, which included a six-month stay at The Hospital for Sick Children. Now in remission, Gabriel was discharged from the hospital in October and will continue with out-patient treatment until May 2014. But it was while Gabriel was in the hospital that his family found out about Million Dollar

Smiles, an organization that assists families going through tough times, particularly children affected by cancer. Started in 2006 by Anna Lopes, the organization holds two fundraisers a year and aims to create smiles through donations of things such as playground equipment, pianos, laptops, teddy bears and gift certificates. “I signed up to get a bear and I got a call a couple weeks ago asking if we wanted a playground built in our backyard,” Russell-Benun said. “I was very excited. We have a plastic slide in the backyard and little cars, but no actual play structure.” The playground will also be welcome news for the couple other children, six-year-old Jonah and Libby, 3. A volunteer team will spend a good chunk of last Thursday putting together the two-level cedar structure in the backyard of the family’s Wilmington Avenue and Overbrook Place home, complete with a slide, climbing wall and three swings, including a child-sized one for Gabriel, Russell-Benun said. The playground will be one of four being built that day in the Greater Toronto Area by Million Dollar Smiles. “Gabriel is too young to realize what’s going on, but the other two will be excited,” she said. “They are going to be in school, I’ll pick them up and then they’ll discover the playground.” Gabriel, who will visit SickKids once a month for treatment for the next year, has been given the green light to partake in activities other kids his age enjoy, such as swimming and getting outdoors more, Russell-Benun said. “The oncologist gave us the

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Above, Gabriel Benun, who is in remission from infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has a swing with his mom Nikki Russell-Benun and dad Asaph on their new playground built by Million Dollar Smiles Thursday. Left, members of the Million Dollar Smiles group present Gabriel (in swing) with the playset. Right, Gabriel enjoys a piece of cake.

go-ahead to go to restaurants, be around kids, get out more,” she said. “We still have to be careful, but at least he’s able to do these things now. We’re going

to Camp Trillium in a couple weeks and just looking forward to being outside, to hang out in the backyard.” As for her thoughts on organizations such as Million

Dollar Smiles, Russell-Benun has nothing but praise. “I think it’s amazing,” she said. “The fact people volunteer their time to build playgrounds like this...I’m happy

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���� PORTRAITS CELEBRATE DIVERSITY IN TORONTO ◗ ANGELWALK TAKES ON ROMANCE Artist Ava Murray Peters is exhibiting portraits she painted of her co-workers. Toronto Diversity is on display until May 31 at North York Central Library on the second floor, 5120 Yonge St. An exhibit titled Nicole Little by Nicole Little will be at Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E., until the end of the month. MOVIE AFTERNOONS AT THE LIBRARY North York Central Library presents Tea and Entertainment on Friday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a variety of films followed by refreshments in the auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. May 17: Gene Kelly: Anatomy Of A Dancer is about the life and work of this innovator whose work includes Singin’ In the Rain, On the Town and An American in Paris. May 24: Moguls & Movie Stars: A History Of Hollywood: The Attack Of The Small Screens is a look at how Hollywood heavyweights misjudged the popularity of television and tried to compete with the small

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From left: Dean Hollin, Leslie Kay, Alison O’Neill and Christopher Alan Gray in ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.’ The musical is being presented by Angelwalk Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. The play opens today and runs until June 2. ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is the second-longest running musical in Off-Broadway history, running for 12 years. It is presented in a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The show is everything you For tickets, visit www. have ever thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, angelwalk.ca/TICKETS_box_ office.html husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.

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‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ WHEN: 8 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Toronto Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St. CONTACT: 1-855985-2787, http://www.angelwalk.ca COST: $25 to $45 Angelwalk Theatre and KooGle Theatre Company brings the hit Off-Broadway musical to North York audiences. On stage until June 2.

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33 Division Safety Expo WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: George S. Henry Academy, 200 Graydon Hall Dr. CONTACT: Const. Kelly Downie, 416-808-3300, kelly.downie@torontopolice.on.ca COST: Free The eh List Author Series: Nancy Richler, ‘The Imposter Bride’ WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Muriel Hart, 416-395-5639 COST: Free Call to register. CARP North York Chapter: Art, Antiques and Treasures Appraisal WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: St. George on Yonge Anglican, 5350

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‘Mame’ WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Box Office, 416-755-1717 COST: $28 The Civic Light-Opera Company presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, on stage until June 1. Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www. northyorkmirror.com. Read weeks of listings from your North York neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto. Yonge St. CONTACT: Anne Wynter, 647-639-8421, carpnorthyork@gmail. com COST: Free Free admission. $5 per appraisal. All seniors are welcome. Celtic Melodies WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Iona Presbyterian Church, 1080 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Bob Williams, 416494-2442, postmaster@tri-church.ca COST: $15 Hear Village Voices (Markham’s 70-voice choir) singing the melodies of the Highlands and Islands, Ireland and Wales. visit www.villagevoices.ca North York Historical Society Program WHEN: 7:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library, Room 1, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Geoff Geduld,

416-222-3485, ge_gedul@alumni. concordia.ca COST: Free The Result of Rebellion: North American Political Prisoners in Van Diemen’s Land, with speaker Dr. John C. Carter, an author and historian.

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Pirates and Princesses WHERE: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. CONTACT: 416-667-6295, http://www.blackcreek.ca/v2/events/pirates-princesses. dot, bcpvinfo@trca.on.ca COST: $11 to $15 Three days of family fairytale fun (today, Sunday and Monday). Bring your eye patches and tiaras and celebrate stories such as Cinderella, Peter Pan and Rapunzel. Enjoy interactive entertainment, prince and princess lessons, treasure hunts and more.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Presents Musical Chat WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Elizabeth, 416-395-5639, http://www. torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail. jsp?Entt=RDM114629 COST: Free Featuring British composer Sir Edward Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations’. Classical music expert Rick Phillips lends insight to this crowd favourite. Call to register. North York Senior Games: Chess WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Earl Bales Park Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St. CONTACT: Fred Kormendi, 416-2230126 COST: Free

Bathurst/Lawrence area CONTACT: Lynn Laccohee, 416-967-3032, lynn. laccohee@mssociety.ca COST: Free For family and friends of persons with multiple sclerosis. Registration is required. This group meets the first and third Monday of every month. Tap Dance Classes at Goulding WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays WHERE: Goulding Community Centre, 45 Goulding Ave. CONTACT: Marilyn Huziak, 905-989-2423, huziak@bellnet.ca COST: $84 for 12 weeks / $9 drop-in

volunteers Volunteers Needed WHERE: Better Living at Thompson House, 1 Overland Dr. CONTACT: Joan Walters, 416-447-7244, jwalters@betterlivinghealth.org COST: Free

ongoing Weekly Bridge WHEN: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays WHERE: Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave. CONTACT: Betty, 416-223-0568 COST: $2 Includes refreshments. New players of all levels welcome. Family and Friends MS Self-Help Group WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE:

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hould a provincial election come before summer – and we’re still waiting to see whether Ontario’s New Democrats will support the budget put forward by the minority Liberals on May 2 – transit must be at the forefront of the debate for Torontonians. Toronto council’s decision last week not to endorse any of the proposed revenue tools for transit expansion can be taken as an indication it is not keen on working with other stakeholders – including other municipalities – until after a provincial election. At best, it’s a non-commital stance. When it came time to consider those tools, Toronto council rejected all but two, and even then offered no opinion on those. In addition, council voted to ask the province for funds for a westward expansion the Sheppard subway and the our view of conversion the Scarborough Rapid line to an extension of the Hold parties, Transit Bloor-Danforth subway line. Neither of these projects (the candidates Scarborough project is currently to account funded as an upgrade and extension of the existing RT line) are listed as a priority of Metrolinx, the provincial transportation agency. The city’s position on transit funding is at distinct odds with the positions recently put forward by Metrolinx, other municipalities and organizations such as the Toronto Region Board of Trade, who agree that if we want transit expansion, we must find a way to pay for it. So what does this all mean? It means if Ontario is plunged into an election, it is incumbent on Torontonians to hold the candidates and their parties to account. We must ask them: What is their vision for transit’s future in Toronto? How do they intend to fund the necessary expansion to relieve our gridlocked roadways? How will responsibility for cost recovery be allocated? These are hard questions. They demand thoughtful answers. We recently wrote in this space about how these proposed revenue tools are “gaining traction with influential decision-making groups and the public that is willing to pay for better transit.” We need to be part of that discussion so Toronto’s council is actively proposing solutions – not just demanding more funds. A provincial election campaign, should it happen, is the ultimate opportunity to have your say.

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t’s been non-stop NHL playoffs for me virtually around the clock for the last two weeks and after the Maple Leafs game Monday night I was completely exhausted. I needed to take a break and unwind. But what to do? When in doubt a little R and R on the couch in front of the tube usually does the trick. So, when I came home I decided to kick back and flip on Animal Planet and catch an episode or two of one of my all-time favourite series, the classic Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Unfortunately, three quarters of the way into the program it dawned on me I wasn’t watching Wild Kingdom after all. I had flipped on one of the sports networks by mistake and I was, in fact, taking in a replay of a post-game press conference. It only sounded like Wild Kingdom. Reporter No. 1: “Tough loss, Coach. It could have gone either way today.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY What’s your initial reaction?” Coach: “Well, sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.” Reporter No. 2: “Two of their players were coming off injuries. Yet they made a big difference. What did you tell your team about that in your post-game summary?” Coach: “Same thing I told them before the game: the only thing more dangerous than a rhino is a wounded rhino.” Reporter No. 3: “Your club took a lot of foolish penalties all year and it’s been more of the same in the post-season. Any explanation?” Coach: “A leopard can’t change its spots, I guess.” Reporter No. 4: “It was kind of sloppy out there for both teams, compared to the game before, which was characterized by sound

fundamental hockey for both clubs. How do you explain that dramatic turn of events?” Coach: “Ah, it’s been a case of monkey see, monkey do all series.” Reporter No. 5: “Their forwards are some of the smallest in the playoffs. Yet they are they proving hard for you to handle. How do you account for that?” Coach: “Like I keep telling my guys, it isn‘t the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Reporter No. 6: “What do you think of the opposing coach getting on the referee all night?” Coach: “That’s what he always does, yak, yak, yak, yak, yak.” Reporter No. 7: “Your club looked kind of sluggish out of the gate. What will you tell your players about the importance of a quick start in the next game?” Coach: “The early bird catches the worm.”

Reporter No. 8: “Do you think your team will learn from this loss?” Coach: “Without doubt. An elephant never forgets.” Reporter No. 9: “You’re going to have to make a few adjustments before next game. What have you got up your sleeve?” Coach: “I‘m obviously not going to let the cat out of the bag.” Reporter No. 10: “OK, Coach, you’ve been a good sport to stand in the firing line all night. I think it’s only fair we give you last word. The stage is all yours. Take it away.” Coach: “It’s no secret, we’ve looked like a fish out of water at times over there. But wait till we get them back in our own barn. Just wait.” Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Police looking for new person of interest in 2009 case Is she a witness or a suspect? That’s the question police hope to answer after releasing surveillance camera images of a woman in connection with a robbery and shooting at a North York store four years ago. Police said two masked men armed with a handgun and a baseball bat entered the Swap Shop at 1448 Lawrence Ave. E. around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2009. The four employees inside were ordered to the floor. One employee resisted and was pistol-whipped and shot twice in the stomach, seriously injuring his intestine and spine. The 30-year-old has recovered but has lifelong injuries. The suspects made off with a bag full of jewelry and money from the cash registers. Police released surveillance video of the holdup. “This robbery was horrific,” Staff Insp. Mike Earl told reporters during a news

Toronto Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying a woman in connection to a shooting/robbery investigation from February 2009.

conference Thursday. “We want to get these guys off the street. To me they’re just a couple of parasites that need to be removed and locked up.” Police recently revisited the case with a new set of eyes.

They’re now focusing on a woman who went in and out of the store several times prior to the robbery. The last time she left, she may have passed by the robbers as they entered the shop. Earl, unit commander of the holdup squad, said police don’t know whether the woman was involved in the robbery. “She was the one that was the last person to shop in the store,” Earl said. “We need somebody to tell us who she is or for her to come forward to talk to the police, and maybe that will shed some light onto what her involvement is, if any.” The woman is white, in her 20s, about 5’6” tall and 110 to 115 pounds. The shooter is black, 5’5” to 5’8” tall with hair in cornrows. His accomplice is black, 5’5” to 5’10” tall with braided hair. “The gun was transferred between the two suspects during the robbery,” Earl said. “There were several shots fired.”

The suspects fled in a dark four-door sedan. Earl said a .40- or .45-calibre semi-automatic black handgun was used. “There’s no expiration dates on violent crime,” said Earl, adding investigators will “continue to look at cold cases and unsolved crimes involving the most violent robberies.” Anyone with information is asked to call the holdup squad at 416-808-7350. – Andrew Palamarchuk hurt in Yorkdale mall shooting wman

A man was taken to hospital after shots were fired through the window of a Yorkdale Shopping Centre restaurant Saturday. Police said the victim was seated inside Joey Yorkdale, a restaurant at the Hwy. 401 and Dufferin Street mall, when shots were fired through the window around midnight. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of nonlife threatening injuries.

The suspects were last seen heading eastbound on Yorkdale Service Road, toward Allen Road, in a silver Honda CRV. The first suspect is described as male, 5’10” to six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a jacket with the top half black and the bottom half red and black pants. The second suspect is described as male, 5’10 to six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a grey hoodie and light coloured pants. This marked the second time in two months gunfire broke out on mall property. Michael Nguyen, 23, was shot dead March 30 near the Sears parking lot after an incident erupted between two groups of people. The shooting also wounded a 24-year-old man. No one has been arrested in that case. Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call police at 416808-3200.

manager stabbed, suspect sought wbar Police from North York’s 33 Division have released a photo of a man wanted for attempted murder. Police allege a man inside a bar stabbed the manager several times following a dispute Saturday, May 4. A warrant has been issued for Gary Scott, 32, of Toronto, for several offences including attempted murder and aggravated Gary Scott assault. Scott is described as black, 5’ 11” tall, 180 pounds with black hair and dark brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416808-3306. Anyone with information on these or other crimes can report them to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or https://222tips.com

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hen Bayview and Sheppard avenues residents find out Jan Siegel is part of Bayview Village Association, they all make the same comment. “In conversation with people, they all say, ‘Do something about the left turn,’” she said of westbound drivers attempting to head south at the intersection. “The left lane is always so packed. If you are ever coming out of (Bayview Village) to turn left (onto Bayview Avenue), there is a lot of traffic. People are also trying to turn left into the YMCA because it’s all the same lane.” Bayview and Sheppard avenues is named one of the Top 10 worst intersections according to a Transportation Services report, which is ranked in no particular order. Siegel, who is vicepresident of the Bayview Village Association, said it doesn’t come as surprise to find Bayview and Sheppard avenues on the list. “Look at all the highrises,” she said. “North on

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‘A NIGHTMARE’ “ Leslie, west of Sheppard is another major (development). You take all those people and keep adding to the traffic that’s already there. People shop on weekends and all the intersections are full. I feel it’s gotten much worse.” The opening of Esther Shiner Boulevard has helped ease traffic in the Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue area, Siegel said, but she’s not sure the same can be done at Bayview and Sheppard. “You don’t see the huge line of cars there like you used to,” she said of Leslie Street and Sheppard. LIMIT HEIGHTS She would like to see development ease at Bayview and Sheppard to help with already clogged roads, but notes intensification might be hard to put on hold due to the close proximity to Hwy. 401. “It’s not that Bayview Village Association is opposed to development,” she said. “But building height needs to be limited.” Willowdale Councillor David Shiner called the congested intersection “a

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nightmare”. “Not just for the development in the area, but across Willowdale and the GTA,” he said. “I predicted this would happen when they widened the 404 to the 401 and people have to get off and go somewhere. The 401 may as well be a parking lot. It doesn’t move in rush hour.” The lack of infrastructure to support heavy development along Sheppard Avenue, namely from Yonge Street to Bayview Avenue, is adding to congestion, Shiner said. “Billions and billions (of provincial funding) should go back into infrastructure. The ratepayers are just incensed by what’s happening. They had a nice community and a nice street. People aren’t getting on (the Sheppard line) subway to go to work because they don’t work downtown.” To help alleviate congestion, Shiner suggests

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connecting the Sheppard subway line to Dufferin Street, and to halt development approval until the city can handle the influx. “The province wants to intensify along major routes and offers no money into public infrastructure,” he said. “There is no foresight, no leadership at the provincial level. Stop the merrygo-round and playing around with people’s lives, and stop saying you’ll do transit later when you know we can’t.” Ann Khan, manager of traffic operations for the North York district transportation services, said Bayview and Sheppard avenues made the Top 10 list because it provides direct access to Hwy. 401, and traffic is generated during peak travel time by Bayview Village, the YMCA, commuter traffic and Bayview subway station. The intersection was identified based on traffic

volumes, field observations, requests from the public as well as staff knowledge and observations. The city is looking at several options to help alleviate the congestion at the intersection, including optimization of signal timing to allocate the cycle length to the movements that experience the longest delays and not necessarily the movement with the highest volume, and reviewing signal co-ordination of traffic control signals along Bayview Avenue between Sheppard Avenue and Fifeshire Road. REDUCE DELAYS While an advance green light operates from eastbound Sheppard Avenue to northbound Bayview Avenue 3 to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, the city is looking into extending it to off-peak hours. As for westbound traffic heading south at the intersection, she said extending the centre median on Sheppard Avenue to Kenaston Gardens, to help reduce delays for left turning vehicles, is also being looked at.

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Toronto’s worst ares for congestion are: ◗ Bayview and Sheppard avenues ◗ Yonge Street from Hwy. 401 to Sheppard Avenue ◗ York Street, from Front Street to Gardiner Expressway ◗ Sheppard Avenue at Allen Road ◗ Leslie Street, from Hwy. 401 to Sheppard Avenue ◗ Lake Shore Boulevard, from York Street to Bathurst Street ◗ Kennedy Road, from Hwy. 401 to Sheppard Avenue ◗ Markham Road, from Hwy. 401 to Sheppard Avenue ◗ Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue ◗ Black Creek Drive at Lawrence Avenue “As part of the city’s plan to address congestion, the city is looking at improving traffic signal co-ordination, upgrading of hardware and traffic signal systems,” Khan said, adding she was unable to provide volume counts for Bayview and Sheppard avenues. “There is also the recommendation of traffic cameras and variable message signs be installed on arterial roads.” The city will be tabling a report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on traffic congestion management and traffic signal co-ordination, she said. Staff file photo/DAN PEARCE

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Council to talk casinos The Victoria Day weekend will be a breather for councillors and city staffers, but next Tuesday, May 21, council will hit the ground running with what could turn out to be another marathon meeting: the special meeting called by Mayor Rob Ford to decide once and for all whether Toronto should host a casino. The issue is one that’s divided the city since last year, when the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced it wanted to establish a casino in the downtown core. infrastructure sought for cyclinG Having earlier this year named the roadway past the Bridgepoint Health Centre as

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david nickle the agenda Jack Layton Way, the works committee will now be looking at a more substantial way to remember the late federal NDP leader and TorontoDanforth MP, in terms of his well-known penchant for twowheeled transportation. The committee is being asked by Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher to look at ways to improve cycling infrastructure, in the form of bike lanes, sharrows and bike parking. councils, Committees meet wcommunity

Last week’s four-day marathon council meeting may finally be dead, but long live the meeting schedule of Toronto Council. This week, committees are back in force. Today, community councils are meeting to deal with local planning issues in the city.

On Wednesday, the city’s public works and infrastructure committee gets rolling. The committee will be looking, at among other things, a plan to give Torontonians the chance to buy decommissioned street name signs, at a price of $30 per sign. GO station meeting slated wMimico

On Thursday, the city’s planning and growth management committee will be looking at a study to relocate the Mimico GO Transit station nearer Park Lawn Road. Currently, the station is located at Royal York Road and Judson Street. The move would bring it 1.5 kilometres further east. The review is a result of Mondelez Canada’s decision to close the Mr. Christie’s Bakery site at the potential site.

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Toronto council refuses to support provincial transit funding tools DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com After a gruelling two-day debate last week on revenue tools for public transit, Toronto councillors voted to ask the province not to impose nearly all of the fees, taxes and tolls being considered to raise money to the $50-billion Big Move program. At the same time, council voted to ask for significant increases in the transit investment in Toronto, asking the province to replace the aging Scarborough Rapid Transit line with an extension of the Bloor Danforth subway, and build a new North York Relief Line along Sheppard Avenue between Downsview station and Yonge-Sheppard. The debate came after councillors interested in debating revenue tools seized the matter from Mayor Rob Ford’s executive committee. At the beginning of the debate, it appeared as though Ford’s

desire not to make any recommendations to the provincial agency Metrolinx were thwarted. But on Thursday afternoon, councillors voted to ask the province not to impose all but two of possible revenue tools. Those two – development charges and sales tax – council simply didn’t vote on. At the end of the vote, Ford was high-fiving various allies in the council chambers. mayor celebrates “I feel fantastic,” he said. “We fended off the wolves today and saved the taxpayers at least $1,000 a household,” he said. “I couldn’t feel happier, this is one of the greatest days in Toronto’s history. You have to tell these people, people have had enough.” TTC chair Karen Stintz was lobbying hard to have the matter seized from the executive committee on Wednesday, so that council

could have input into what revenue tools the province finally approved. On Thursday, she insisted the fight was worth it. “What council has done is we’ve made a statement on the kind of revenue options that we don’t think are in the interest of the city. There’s fourteen eliminated and two we were silent on.” Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor Josh Colle pointed out council did endorse the general principle of using revenue tools to pay for transit expansion. “Council endorsed revenue tools as something to use,” he said. “When it got down to specifics, there was far less willingness to cite them.” The vote had councillors in Scarborough declaring victory in that council voted 35-9 in favour of asking the province for an additional $500,000 to replace the Scarborough RT with with a subway rather than light rail.

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Pasternak: ‘great news for the residents of North York’ >>>from page 1 Willowdale Councillor John Filion said the vote in favour of the project accomplished nothing more than discrediting council. “The chances of this happening are zero, so it really affects our credibility,” said Filion. “It’s embarrassing that we’re proposing that, when it’s not feasible. The TTC doesn’t support it, it’s not on anybody’s list and we give it as a priority.” Pa s t e r n a k , h ow e v e r, insisted the project was not only viable, but necessary. “I’m sorry, there’s real doom and gloom and negativity and views of a forgotten past,” said Pasternak. “Our responsibility at the council meeting from yesterday was to approve funding and revenue sources and attach a cover letter as to what the next phase of transit projects. It’s clear that real city

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He continued: “Toronto City Council has sent a clear message that as the province embarks on funding and building transit, the unconstructed missing link between Downsview station and Yonge and Sheppard is a priority. This is an exciting opportunity for hundreds of

thousands of residents who require an east-west subway option north of Bloor Street. It will take the pressure off the Yonge Street line and facilitate the mobility of students to and from York University, with reduced transfers. This will increase residential values and reduce gridlock at Yonge and Sheppard. It is a strong example of transit visioning and city building.” Council also supported requesting the province build a subway rather than light rail to replace the aging Scarborough RT, and supported a motion by Filion to ask that any northward expansion of the Yonge Street line not proceed until measures were taken to improve the capacity of the Yonge line. For more news, photos and events from North York, visit us online at www.northyorkmirror.com

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JOB POSTING JOB TITLE: Digital Experience Consultant - 13 mth contract for Maternity leave coverage BUSINESS UNIT: Digital Media Group, Once Century Place, Vaughan THE COMPANY Asubsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and we’re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit www.metroland.com. THE OPPORTUNITY • You will work directly within a sales team environment. Essential to this role are strong people skills, creative thinking and fantastic relationship building skills. Your solid knowledge of marketing & digital will give you a leg up on the competition. Your ‘listen to understand’ attitude, patience and perseverance will assist you in providing the ultimate in customer service and follow through. A proven track record in an inside sales role within an online/digital environment is a definite asset. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Service automotive dealers and support outside sales to maintain and grow territory revenue. • Effectively communicate the features and benefits of our digital assets to our customers and potential customers. • Assist in administrative tasks such as order processing, etc • Work with an Online Sales Consultant towards progress and opportunities for further growth. • Work through objections and overcome obstacles with the goal of superior customer satisfaction at all times. • Provide feedback on market needs to further expand our digital product offerings. • Build and maintain good relationships with clients and colleagues. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • A proven track record working in a sales environment where your role has been to drive revenue. • Minimum of 3 yrs inside sales experience, preference given to those with media/agency experience. • Coachable and open-minded with a willingness to be trained and developed. • Positive attitude and excellent communication and creative skills. • Strong multi-tasking skills with a drive for results. • Well versed in internet revenue vehicles and trends with an active interest in the digital space. • Strong problem solving skills and capacity for strategic thinking. • Ability to interact with cross-functional teams, salespeople and senior business people. • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU • Opportunity to be part of an exciting company at the cutting edge of the media industry • Work for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your communities • Competitive compensation plan and Group RSP • Be part of a company that is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment • We provide individualized career plans and extensive ongoing development opportunities • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll receive a comprehensive benefits package and a generous vacation plan If working for a highly energized, competitive team is your ideal environment, please email your resume to malbert@metroland.com by May 24, 2013.

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Cars for Sale

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Plumbing

EMERGENCY? Clogged drain, camera inspection Leaky pipes Reasonable price, 25 years experience Licensed/ Insured credit card accepted

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PLUMBING

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Since 1990

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ROOFING

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TREE/STUMP SERVICES GTA TREE SERVICE

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Buying A Dream Home Has Never Been Easier for Everyone! • New Immigrant? • Only 5% Down? • Good Credit or Bad Credit?

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Broker (Top Producer)

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Still Wishing, You Can Own Your Home...? Why Pay Rent and Pay Someone Else’s Mortgage When You Can Own Your Dream Home Let Subodh Show You How, Call:

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Call: 416-554-8500

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