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North York to honour veterans for Remembrance Day, Nov. 11 Veterans will be honoured at several North York locations as part of Remembrance Day ceremonies. • The Combat Engineers Regiment will hold a service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Rd. northwest of Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue. • On Monday at 10:45 a.m., members of Branch 66 of the Royal Canadian Legion will host a ceremony at a city-sponsored Remembrance Day event at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. north of Sheppard. For more information, visit www.toronto. ca/lestweforget • At 11 a.m. Monday, Branch 527 of the legion will hold a service at 948 Sheppard Ave. at Wilson Heights Boulevard. • Branch 256, on Marlee Avenue at Lawrence Avenue west of Allen Road, will hold a ceremony Monday at 10:45 a.m. at the Miles Nadal

Jewish Community Centre at 750 Spadina Ave. at Bloor Street. VETERANS THROUGH FLAG RAISING ◗SUPPORT

Support veterans at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre through the Operation Raise a Flag program. For a minimum donation of $25 for a small flag and $50 for a large flag, you can help plant a sea of flags on the lawn of the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. The centre is the largest veterans’ care facility in Canada and offers nursing home and complex continuing care to about 500 veterans from the Second World War and Korean War. For more information, visit www.raiseaflag.ca

VISIT ORAL HISTORY PROJECT ONLINE ◗North York’s Crestwood Preparatory College is inviting everyone to visit its website showcasing its award-winning Oral History Project. The project features several

initiatives that bring together students with veterans of the Second World War and Holocaust survivors, including interviews and digital copies of photos and mementoes. The project’s director, Scott Masters, head of social studies at Crestwood, has received national awards for the initiative. Visit www.crestwood. on.ca/ohp HONOURS CANADIAN VETERANS ◗TTC

The TTC is honouring all Canadian veterans with free service on Remembrance Day. All current and former members of Canada’s military and one companion may ride the TTC for free Monday, Nov. 11. On Remembrance Day at 11 a.m., the TTC will bring all its vehicles to a halt “to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country,” the TTC said in a statement. Visit us online at bit. ly/174PWqT for more Remembrance Day coverage, and a full list of events throughout the city on Monday, Nov. 11.

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hey give their time and effort in many different ways but, in the end, it all comes down to a passion for making their communities better places. To recognize their contributions, The North York Mirror handed out 16 Urban Hero Awards to residents and organizations in the categories of arts and culture, health and science, education, sports, environment, business and community at a ceremony Tuesday evening at Centerpoint Mall at Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue. You can read about the winners in a special section in today’s newspaper. Before the ceremony, several of the winners told The Mirror they are motivated by a sense of community. “I do it for the kids, to tell you the truth,” said Allie Dawe, with the North York Minor Football Association: Toronto Grizzlies. “It’s a great opportunity for them to learn a sport. It teaches them discipline, physical fitness and responsibility because we do make them come out three to four times a week and make them responsible for the equipment.” Neighbourhood Good Samaritan Ed O’Hare loves to lend a helping hand. “I grew up on a farm in Ireland so I learned from a very young age to help people and to be sociable. I like people, that’s the bottom line,” he said. Samuel Tecle, a role

Santa Claus has come to town (at his secret workshop near Weston and Wilson) and The Mirror dropped by to chat and take some photos. Read all about it online. u bit.ly/187p3mf

sports Clockwise from top left: North York Mirror managing editor Paul Futhey, right, presents Samuel Tecle with a North York Urban Hero Award for education Tuesday evening during a ceremony at Centerpoint Mall; Centerpoint marketing director Eleni Koukoulidis, right, presents North Yo r k C o m m u n i t y H o u s e - A N C Lotherton representatives Shelley Zuckerman and Tara Bootan with an Urban Hero Award in the community category; Futhey, right, presents Zya Brown with the Urban Hero Award for business; The Mirror’s manager of digital properties Sheila Clark, right, presents Jane Ross with the Urban Hero Award for environment.

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model in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood who is involved in different organizations such as the Success Beyond Limits Education Program, said it is rewarding to give back to the community. “For me, it was always an idea that where I lived and the community I was part of, that giving back was important. And for me, that was always through education,” he said.

North York Community House – Action for Neighbourhood ChangeLotherton is dedicated to providing meaningful programs to a community of 4,500 that has to make do without many of the resources other neighbourhoods enjoy such as libraries and community agencies, Tara Bootan said. “The community is very deserving of this award,” she said.

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Tony Wagner, chair of the O’Connor House board of directors, which is restoring the facility following a devastating fire in May 2012, is pleased to contribute to the community. “It’s a sense of reward and seeing something come to life, especially a heritage building,” he said. The winners said they were honoured to have their work recognized through the Urban Hero Awards.

North York Mirror publisher Ian Proudfoot called the awards an opportunity to recognize “remarkable” people who give unselfishly of their time and effort to build better communities. “I think it’s appropriate we take time to celebrate their achievements,” he said.

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very year we don the crimson poppy to honour our veterans for their service and sacrifice. We donate to the Royal Canadian Legion so that they may continue to support them. We reflect upon their contribution to our country with ceremonies on Nov. 11 and a minute of silence. Unfortunately for many, that’s the extent of their personal commitment to the occasion. What else can one do? The answer is much more – especially today with the aid of social media and online tools. In fact, it’s become so easy to learn, spread awareness of our history and share the stories of our veterans that the question becomes, why wouldn’t you do more? For starters, visit bit.ly/174PWqT where we list local Remembrance Day services, vetour view eran stories and where we’ll have photo galleries of those ceremoWe can do so nies as they happen. know a veteran or somemuch to share oneIf you who’s currently in service, veteran stories post their photo to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ NorthYorkMirror so that we can honour them in our online community. While on Facebook, head over to the Canada Remembers page at www.facebook.com/ CanadaRemembers to find a variety of unique ways to remember our veterans and to see links to fascinating articles like ‘Tales of Animals in War’. View and share some of the 106 Canadian Army Newsreels being released on YouTube by the War Amps at www.youtube.com/warampsofcanada. The more than 20 hours of footage were filmed and produced by the Canadian Army Film Unit and document our troops in action on the front lines in some of the Second World War’s major events, like the invasion of Sicily and D-Day. Get the kids involved and have them write an online message (bit.ly/1a5dv6g) to our soldiers who are currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Help grow a permanent record of the veteran experience by getting in touch with The Memory Project if you know a veteran who may be willing to have his or her story recorded and their memorabilia digitized: www.thememoryproject.com Tap into any of these accessible resources and you’ll be helping to create a lasting impression of some of our finest citizens. After all they’ve done, that’s the least they deserve.

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love dropping by the local rinks to catch kids’ minor hockey. There’s always a good buzz the moment you walk inside the arena, particularly for AAA games. You don’t just see family and friends in the stands, there are often scouts taking in the action, too. I was in Westwood Arena on the weekend and bumped into a couple of long-time scouts, Hank and Vinny, leaning over the railing. They were in an animated debate over a player Vinny had been talking up all morning. Hank: “Come on, man. You think I just fell off a turnip truck? You really expect me to believe the kid is a combination of Crosby and McDonald? “ Vinny: “No, I don’t. You left out Gilmour, man. You keep forgetting Gilmour.” Hank: “So, you’re saying Crosby, McDonald AND Gilmour?” Vinny: “Yes. Crosby, McDonald AND Gilmour.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY For the zillionth time. How much longer are we going to have keep going over this?” Hank: “Until sanity sets in, man. Would you listen to yourself? Every year some poor kid is subjected to enormous hype. The rumour spreads through the hockey community like a brush fire and when you finally see him on the ice he can’t even generate enough of a spark to light a cigarette for Mini-Me.” Vinny: “Mini-Me smokes? No wonder he’s so short.” Hank: “It was an analogy, noodlebrain. I don’t know if he smokes.” Vinny: “Boy, I sure hope he doesn’t. A lot of people look up to him, you know?” Hank: “Who the heck looks up to Mini-Me? He’s, like, three feet tall. And quit trying to change the subject. This ain’t about him. This

is about this combination Crosby, McDonald and Gilmour nonsense.” Vinny: “It ain’t nonsense. He’s playing at Chesswood Arena tomorrow. If you don’t believe me, you can come with me and check him out for yourself.” Hank: “Maybe I will.” Vinny: “Now what the heck are you doing?” Hank: “Whaddya think I’m doing? I’m looking into your eyes,” Vinny: “If you try and hold my hand, I’m gonna call a cop.” Hank: “I’m looking into your eyes to see if you’re telling the truth, doofus.” Vinny: “Why don’t you make me take a polygraph?” Hank: “Actually, I was thinking a breathalyzer might be more appropriate.” Vinny: “Will you just accept the possibility that his guy is all I say he is and get off my case already? I have no reason to lie. My reputation is on the line here.”

Hank: “You really are serious, aren’t you?” Vinny: “Never been more serious about anything in my life. Now can we just shut the lid on this kid once and for all and go back to watching this game?” Hank: “OK. OK. You’ve sold me.” Vinny: “Finally. Lord have mercy.” Hank: “Man, oh man. So, it’s true then after all. A combination Crosby, McDonald AND Gilmour. Wow. This I gotta see.” Vinny: “Of course, I’m referring to Bing Crosby, Ronald McDonald and Happy Gilmore. Gotcha.” Hank: “I walked right into that, didn’t I?” Vinny: “Walked? More like sprinted, man. You can thank your lucky stars they don’t test scouts for steroids.” Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Victoria Village Library Adult Book Club WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: 184 Sloane Ave. CONTACT: 416-3955950 COST: Free Meets the first Thursday of every month, 2 to 3 p.m. and/or 7 to 8 p.m. Registration required.

Voices from the Whirlwind: A Choral Concert WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: 416-487-3281, www.templesinai.net, pro- grams@ templesinai.net COST: Free A collaboration among the Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir, The Upper Canada Choristers and the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir for an interfaith, cross-cultural event that features words and music created before and during the Holocaust, and in its aftermath.

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Honouring Remembrance Day in Canada with Major Leo Phillips WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Laura, 416-395-5660, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Major Leo Phillips of the Royal Canadian Air Force talks about the dedication and sacrifice of the members of the Canadian Forces. Seating is limited. Call to register.

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Educational and Support Group About Community Resources WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Bathurst-Finch Community Hub, 540 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Anna Siciliano, 416-635-2900, ext. 462 COST: Free

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Christmas Bazaar at Church of Our Saviour

416-223-1663, audrey.stratton@ sympatico.ca COST: $5 Lunch followed by Bill Aird of the North York Historical Society presenting: An Illustrated History Of Willowdale. All welcome.

Toronto Scrabble Club WHEN: 6:15 to 9:45 p.m. WHERE: Earl Bales Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St. CONTACT: John Chew, 416-876-7675, torontoscrabbleclub. com COST: $4

Resources for Seniors and Caregivers: Care after Homecare WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. CONTACT: Patricia Wendy, 416-635-2900, ext. 499, pwendy@ circleofcare.com COST: Free

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Using Ancient Texts to Understand Modern Israeli Society WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: 416-4873281, programs@templesinai.net COST: Free

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Les Misérables, The Production WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: 416-3955639, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Join John Karastamatis, Mirvish Productions, for a talk on behind-thescenes work. Call to register.

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Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www. northyorkmirror.com. Read weeks of listings from your North York neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: 1 Laurentide Dr. CONTACT: 416-3851805, www.oursaviourdonmills.org COST: Free Holly Bazaar and Lunch WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 1 Greenland Rd. CONTA C T: 416-444-3471, http://stmarkstoronto.org COST: Free Flea Market WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: St. Timothy Catholic Church, 21 Leith Hill Rd. CONTACT: Esther Morris,

Toronto Diabetes Group Meeting WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St. CONTACT: Anne Le Quang, 416-4087145, anne.le-quang@diabetes.ca COST: Free Call to register

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Young at Heart Club WHEN: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Church of the Incarnation, 15 Clairtrell Rd. CONTACT: Audrey Stratton,

The Wellness Education Group’s Brain Lecture Series WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Wagman Centre-Baycrest, 55 Ameer Ave. CONTACT: Judy Chu, 416-7852500, ext. 2340, jchu@baycrest.org COST: $7.50 per lecture or $ 2o for three lectures Today: Retention of cognitive function with aging: the role of diet. Nov. 20: Musical practice to help with aging and the brain. Nov. 27: Strategies for remembering.

Say Cheese and Cheers WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. CONTACT: 416-6676284 COST: $33.95

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mended consulting further Development over with residents to create a the last quarter century desirable area, and will be between the 401 and Finch considered by city council has produced some good next Wednesday. results, but also some The impact of imple“huge mistakes” that menting the report is sigshould not be repeated, nificant, Filion said. Filion said. “It’s enormous. It’s, in On the positive side, effect, taking the redevelthe area co-exists with opment area that we have surrounding stable neighthat goes from the 401 up bourhoods due to its firm to Cummer (Avenue) and boundaries, he said. extending it to Steeles On the negative side, and also having a re-look the biggest problem is trafat the area from Finch to fic snarls, which Filion said Cummer,” he said. “If hanhe predicted 20 years ago. dled badly, it just adds a “It’s a traffic nightmare huge amount of additional due to a lack of policies, congestion, big buildings, due to a lack of foresight to neighbourhood-destroying deal with the traffic and we development. can’t make that If it’s done mistake again,” Be a part of the right, which he said. discussion. Visit I think it can “We have to this story on our be, we’ll create anticipate the website and share real amount of new livable your thoughts in neighbourhoods traffic that will the comments with reasonable be generated section. densities, neighand take steps bourhoods that so that it doesn’t  insidetoronto.com make that area are somewhat self-contained, (Yonge from that include destinations, Finch to Steeles) impassthat include schools, able and doesn’t spill over include parks and commuto stable neighbourhoods.” nity centres and we need The traffic snarls on to not replicate mistakes of Yonge between the 401 the past.” and Finch are the result

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of huge condo towers and would have had half the poor planning policies, amount of density, which Filion said. would have “If we had produced a We need to build lot less trafhad density nodes entire communities. fic,” he said. (developCondo We need to plan the buildings ment concentrated communities we need. should have in specific had less – Councillor John Filion areas) parking and instead of a been marwide swath keted priof high density from the marily to people who rely 401 up past Finch, if you solely on public transit, said, ‘We’re going to conFilion said. centrate the higher density Bike lanes, pedestrian around subways and not paths and a better mix of so much in between,’ you development encouraging

people to work closer to where they live should also have been incorporated into the planning of Yonge between the 401 and Finch, he said. “It’s a whole combination of about 10 things that were done wrong, which has caused a traffic nightmare,” he said. Filion said the landscape of Yonge north of Finch will be much better through the planning study if he and Shiner get their way. “We need to build entire communities. We need to plan the communities we need. We need to plan for parks, we need to plan for how you preserve the retail,” he said. “We need whole functioning communities and it all has to be thought out and that’s what the purpose of the motions (at community council), to get down to that level where we can simulate: what can this (area) look like in 20 years and not go ahead until we like that picture.”

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Author with North York roots up for Giller Prize FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com Joseph Boyden has always wanted to tell the story of clashes between Jesuit missionaries, the Huron and the Iroquois that formed Canada’s

early years. And in his latest book, The Orenda, he did just that. Set in the late 1600s, the book tells of the first contact with Europeans and First Nations. Growing up in North York, Boyden attended Brebeuf College School and

spent quite a bit of time on Georgian Bay, and knew stories of the Jesuits and Hurons, thanks to his Scottish, Irish and Anishinaabe heritage. “It’s fascinating material,” Boyden said in a telephone interview from Winnipeg, a stop on the second leg

of his book tour to promote The Orenda. “It was a lot of research and talking with elders. One thing that was surprising was that the Huron lived in communities of thousands.” The 500-page book, which made

Jane and Finch needs attention, councillor says >>>from page 1 a “priority neighbourhood”). Young noted JFAAP distributed about 20,000 to 30,000 leaflets over the course of a week-and-a-half to get as many residents as possible to come out and send a clear message to city council. “We need more investment in our communities,” he said. Fellow JFAAP member Suzanne Narain said they hope the Jane and Finch community doesn’t get cut as a priority neighbourhood, fearing city support for programs and services will cease. “We’ll see the poor getting poorer,” Narain said. “We’ll see underachievement in schools and seniors without programs.” She added York West Councillor Anthony Perruzza should be kept accountable and let city council know residents want a cleaner, safer Jane and Finch. Perruzza said he supported the Strong Neighbourhoods process and agreed Jane and Finch should continue to receive special attention. “This is a worthwhile initiative,” said Perruzza, who is serving as chair of the city’s community development and recreation committee, that will be looking at the final report from this process by March. Despite some concerns from residents that their feedback won’t be taken seriously in the process, Denise Campbell, director of community resources with the city, said it is “absolutely going to matter.” She assured city staff will consider the feedback given at the meeting and the online surveys submitted, which talked about “five keys to neighbourhood success,” including economic opportunities, social development, participation in decision making, healthy lives and physical surroundings. Campbell added this process differed from the last one in 2004 where 13 priority neighbourhoods were selected based on set criteria. “This time it’s a resident engagement process,” said Campbell, admitting Jane and Finch should have been part of the initial consultations.

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the First World War or the Second World War. “For Canadians, Remembrance Day marks a time of reflection about the soldiers who fought, and in many cases died, for their country. Unfortunately, too many of us don’t even know who these people are,” Lesley Anderson, a genealogist and content specialist at Ancestry. ca said in a statement. The free-to-view military records

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the long list of nominations for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, is one of five finalists in the Fiction category for the 2013 Governor General’s Joseph Boyden digs Literary into Canada’s past Awards, for his latest novel, Canada’s ‘The Orenda’ national book awards. The bilingual Literacy Awards celebrate the excellence of Canadian writers, illustrators and translators in categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration), and translation. Literary Award winners will receive $25,000, and the publisher of each winning book will receive $3,000 to support promotional activities. Nonwinning finalists will each receive $1,000. Winners will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Betty Oliphant Theatre at Canada’s National Ballet School, 404 Jarvis St., followed by an awards ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa Thursday, Nov. 28. The Orenda tells the story of a young kidnapped Iroquois girl named Snow Falls, her captor, Bird, and Christophe, a Jesuit missionary. Bird is an elder and one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. Though his family was murdered years ago, they are never far from his mind. Bird recognizes the ghost of his long-lost daughter in Snow Falls, and sees she possesses powerful magic that he can use on the troubled road ahead. Bird’s people and the Iroquois have battled for quite some time, but both tribes now face a more dangerous threat from afar. Meanwhile, Christophe has found his calling amongst the Huron and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language in order to lead them to Christ. Throughout their interactions, small battles erupt into bigger wars and a nation emerges from worlds in flux. Boyden’s first novel, Three Day Road, was awarded the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction prize, and his second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2008. Boyden currently resides in New Orleans and is writer-in-residence at the University of New Orleans. For information, visit www.josephboyden.com


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PRESENTS

Celebrating the people who make a difference in our communities

A tribute to North York’s inspirational leaders

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s you look through the following pages, you will understand just how rich and diverse community life is in North York. You’ll read biographies of some truly amazing North York residents, who are dedicated, inspirational and true community leaders.

These are the stories of some of North York’s Urban Heroes. The North York Mirror is pleased to organize the Urban Hero Awards as one small contribution of our own to telling the story of a fantastic community and its special people. We believe in the power of community members to make

a difference by the actions they take. It’s a willingness to serve a community group. It’s a passion to build a community event. It’s the dedication to enriching the lives of our children and the disadvantaged. We congratulate this year’s

Urban Hero Award recipients. And we ask you all to nominate other deserving and dedicated community members for next year’s celebration. Ian Proudfoot Publisher The North York Mirror

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Isabel Mazzotta North York artist Isabel Mazzotta has been creating and giving back for the past 25 years. A graduate of the graphic design program at George Brown College, Mazzotta has given back to her community through visual arts, origami and face painting, everywhere from festivals and workshops to after-school programs at schools and community centres, St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Clubs, North York Community House and Columbus Centre. For the past seven years, she has worked with Youth at Risk, the longest running program at Horizons for Youth Shelter, creating space for children to use their imagination and express their creativity. A volunteer and supporter the arts, Mazzotta has been involved with many art festivals, including Nuit Blanche and Luminato, and also volunteers at the Distress Centre downtown. Mazzotta organized a city-wide competition over

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the holiday season, inviting children to participate. More than 160 took part, and were awarded prizes she donated. According to her nominator, Mazzotta’s positive attitude and enthusiasm has uplifted many children and youth in the community, and many youngsters will make art a part of their lives. She has been an inspiration and has had a very deep impact on many children and youth in the community who have experienced a positive outlook about art.

Tony Wagner dedicates his time to the O’Connor House organization and the board of directors to help achieve their mission to restore the heritage home of the former Senator Frank O’Connor, and to bring the buildings to life to provide a hub for the community. After almost three years, the restoration project is nearing completion and Wagner is leading the efforts to complete the lease agreement with the Toronto Catholic District School Board and to begin permit operations for the community to use the building for

events and programming. The estate of the late Senator Frank O’Connor, O’Connor House is a registered charitable organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the heritage-designated estate at 50 Rowena Dr. Once completed, 5,000 square feet of modern meeting/ performance space will be available. The estate consists of three buildings: the O’Connor House, coach house and a maintenance building. The first floor of the coach house, which measures about 1,800

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square feet, can hold up to 70 people. The first and second floors of O’Connor House will offer 4,000 square feet of space.

The O’Connor House heritage buildings will be open for community, cultural, heritage and educational purposes.

The Awards

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he North York Mirror Urban Hero Awards is an annual program to celebrate the contribution of community members to community life. Urban Heroes come from all walks of life and enrich our community in many ways.

Their actions inspire. Their words motivate. They are instant role models for anyone wanting to contribute to North York life, making it a little brighter, a little easier and a little more fun for us all. Urban Heroes are nominated by people who appre-

ciate their contribution to community life. Urban Heroes are North York teachers, students, family members, mentors, volunteers, leaders, innovators, protectors and caregivers. Nominations are open to residents, groups and busi-

nesses in North York in the categories of community, arts and culture, business, education, environment, health and sports. For more on the awards, please visit www.urbanheroes.ca. Nominate someone today for an Urban Hero Award for 2014!

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Community ANC-Lotherton Since 2007, the staff at Action for Neighbourhood Change-Lotherton has helped empower residents to make their community a safer, more active and healthier place. Lotherton, part of the Lawrence Heights community, has not always received the same level of resources as other priority neighbourhoods in Toronto. But the staff do not let that stand in their way. Serving all ages, interests and cultures, the staff hosts a wide variety of programs, including a weekly Tea Café, community kitchens, reading programs, a multi-media project for youth, cultural

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festivals and the Lotherton Girls Group, where girls connect with others and learn new skills. They organize the annual Lotherton Community Festival and promote a sense of community and healthy living through a thriving community garden. Their community orchard, launched in July 2011, con-

tains 75 fruit trees cared for by residents. Members have also helped spearhead residentled initiatives, including a three-on-three basketball tournament last summer. The event took place on recently restored basketball courts, promoted by ANCLotherton and installed last summer by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and the Team Up Foundation. The group is an inspiration for positive change in the community, according to local councillor Josh Colle, who nominated the organization’s staff for an Urban Hero Award.

Father Hernán Astudillo Father Hernán Astudillo may be the parish priest of the small San Lorenzo Anglican Church on Dufferin Street south of Lawrence Avenue, but his generosity is felt by thousands in Toronto and throughout Central America. The hard-working minister has created an oasis in North York for residents of Latin American background, including serving as the founder and a current board member of the San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre. Without financial help

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from governments or corporations, the centre provides support to new immigrants, offers information about settlement and immigration issues, promotes unity among people from different Latin American back-

grounds, creates a place for sharing music, food and culture, and gives seniors a weekly drop-in spot. Although San Lorenzo does not serve a wealthy population, Astudillo has inspired his congregation through the Caravan of

Hope. Every few months, he leads a convoy of used buses and ambulances filled with educational and medical supplies to impoverished communities in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.


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Community Paul Nguyen Disheartened by misconceptions plaguing the Jane-Finch community, filmmaker Paul Nguyen has spent the last decade championing the neighbourhood’s countless success stories. In 2004, he co-founded the not-for-profit website jane-finch.com It has given the community a popular voice promoting youth creativity, ethnic diversity, community harmony, positive race relations and civic engagement, while not shying away from challenging issues such as discrimination, socio-economic barriers, gun violence and police relations. “(The website) began as a

small grassroots project but quickly gained a worldwide audience for its raw and honest look at the neighbourhood. Paul focuses on promoting success and a positive vision for youth,” said Sue Chun, who nominated Nguyen for an Urban Hero award. Nguyen, a proud Vietnamese-Canadian, has received awards for his community activism but hasn’t let the accolades go to his head. “Despite his achievements, Paul makes himself available to residents and atrisk youth who need a helping hand,” Chun said. “Paul gives Canadians intimate access to the rich multicul-

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tural diversity found in his community.” Fueled by genuine concern, Nguyen dedicates incredible amounts of time and energy showcasing the area, Chun said.

Celia Smith

Ed O’Hare Every community needs an Ed O’Hare. He’s the neighbour who shovels driveways, prunes hedges, cleans out eavestroughs, shingles garage roofs and performs countless other odd jobs for seniors and others who can’t manage the duties by themselves. “He’s the most generous and selfless of all neighbours and he helps everyone on an ongoing basis, for many streets around his own home. Ed is inspirational and truly a Good Samaritan. He’s watching out for everyone always,” said Kathy McBey, who nominated O’Hare for

an Urban Hero Award. O’Hare grew up on a farm in Ireland, which is where he learned to pitch in and help with any job that needed to be done. “I’m friendly with everybody,” he said in his lilting Irish accent. “Whatever nationality they are, I don’t care. I help everybody. I like helping seniors.” O’Hare and his wife, Margaret, who died in 1997, have two adult children.

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They were also foster parents to five children, including two permanent wards. Although O’Hare turned 76 on Oct. 27, everyone describes him as a “young senior.” “Nothing seems to bother me. I just keep rolling along,” he said.

In the Jane-Finch neighbourhood, Celia Smith is well-known as a volunteer community builder who wears many hats. A tireless worker for her neighbourhood and the city for more than two decades, Smith is especially passionate about helping children and youth. She has been an active member of Action for Neighbourhood Change since the organization’s beginnings in 2007. The group’s goal is to build a safe, active and healthy community. Smith works to address the needs of the community in many areas such as housing, community safety

and education. She is the founder and director of the Jane-Finch Music Program, a free initiative teaching children and youth how to play musical instruments.

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For the last three years, she has been the lead volunteer for the annual backto-school knapsack drive, which has distributed more than 800 free backpacks to school children in the community. She also looks beyond her neighbourhood by doing advocacy on issues affecting the entire city such as transit, poverty and housing. Smith is always thinking of others, according to Thadsha Navaneethan, who nominated her for the award. “Celia does all this and more without any expectation for something in return,” Navaneethan said.

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Health & Science Elisabeth Linton Elisabeth Linton founded the Sanfilippo Children’s Research Foundation after one of her three children was diagnosed with the terminal disease. Linton has cared 24/7 for her wheelchair-bound daughter, Elisa, 18, for the past 14 years. She, along with her husband Randall, created the foundation to help find a cure for Sanfilippo syndrome. Her volunteer efforts have raised more than $4.5 million from galas, golf tournaments, marathons and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to support research. Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare recessive autosomal

genetic disease and one of seven mucopolysaccharide disorders. It occurs in about one in 24,000 births. There is not currently treatment or a cure. Most children do not live past their early teens. Today, researchers are preparing for human trials with a gene therapy treatment, thanks largely to Linton’s efforts. In addition to Linton’s tireless work for the

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Sanfilippo Children’s Research Foundation, she continues to contribute to many other causes, through her volunteer work and consulting for other charities, and by sharing her time with community causes.

Once a newcomer to Canada, Sogol Saeidi is now an MS ambassador for the Iranian community in Toronto. Saeidi first began to notice something wasn’t quite right shortly after moving to Canada with her husband in March 2010 from Iran. Her body would go numb, and she was losing dexterity in her fingers. She decided to move back to Iran to be with family. It was there she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis As an avid piano player and active woman who would run an hour a day, it was hard to accept it would be difficult to do the things she once loved.

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Encouraged by her family, Saeidi returned to Canada alone for treatment. She looked up the MS Society of Canada, Toronto chapter, and never looked back. Staff at the chapter connected her with other Farsi speaking individuals also

dealing with MS diagnoses. Soon, Saeidi started working with the chapter, assisting in planning an MS education event for Farsispeaking individuals, taking on tasks such as translating flyers and hanging flyers on community bulletin boards. Saeidi shares her services, invites the community to seminars and events, and can work as a translator for those who can’t communicate in English. She is an active participant and founding member of the Yoga in Farsi program, and connects with business partners within the Iranian community with the intent to encourage funding of programs offered by the MS Society of Canada.

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Education Rick Ross likes to help out both the young and old within the community whether it’s mentoring students or entertaining seniors. He has conducted several Junior Achievement workshops for grades seven to 11 students, which helps them gain entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy. Some of the sessions he’s led include setting goals and teaching the economics of staying in school. Ross has also volun-

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teered in a program called Engineer in Residence run

by Professional Engineers Ontario, which pairs an engineer with a school to bring some real-world perspective to the science curriculum. He further encourages students to look at a potential career in engineering by volunteering during National Engineering Week. And Ross is quite the magician, providing magic instruction for children and performing shows at nursing homes for seniors including war veterans.

Described as a role model in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood as a scholar, teacher and community worker, Sam Tecle is said to lead by example. While he’s worked with many community organizations across the GTA, his primary focus has been with the Jane-Finch community where he comes from. His community involvement includes working with the Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club, Black Creek Community Health

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North York Minor Football Association For more than 40 years, the North York Minor Football Association has given youth a safe and fun environment to learn the game. But the club isn’t only concerned with the skills kids learn on the field. Established in 1971, the non-profit organization, which in 2011 adopted the name the Toronto Grizzlies for its teams, has been just as concerned with ensuring players learn the values of teamwork, communication and self-worth. And all of this is done entirely by community volunteers who operate the association. The club is geared to

can keep their team jerseys. Focused on teaching the fundamentals of the game, team-building skills and sportsmanship, the club participates in a competitive rep league known as the Central Photo/TOM HICKEN Ontario Minor children aged seven to 14. Football League. The association provides The organization is equipment for every player proud to say many of included in its registration its former players have fee. That means the only successfully moved on added expense for parents to higher levels of play is buying cleats for their including teams at the colchildren. lege, university, Canadian While the players return Football League and most of their equipment at National Football League the end of the season, they levels.

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Sports Wayne Wasyluk It takes a lot of work to create and manage an outdoor community ice rink, but Wayne Wasyluk has been gladly doing so for the past 15 years. He’s been the organizer responsible for the West Lansing Community Skating Rinks at Cameron Public School since 1998 when he first began helping his neighbour Ron Taylor, who had been looking after the rink for more than 10 years prior. In 2005, Wasyluk took over from Taylor and started to enlarge the rink, which currently consists of two ice pads about 64 feet by 112 feet each in size. Community members and Cameron students have been able to come out and enjoy ice skating for free.

It does take a lot of time, but I couldn’t do it without the support of the community, Cameron School, City of Toronto, TDSB, (Councillor) John Filion and my ‘understanding’ wife who can’t stand winter or hockey! – Wayne Wasyluk

“I look after the rink, because I love doing it,” said Wasyluk, who is quick to point out many of the community partners who help make having an ice rink possible winter after winter. “It does take a lot of time,

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but I couldn’t do it without the support of the community, Cameron School, City of Toronto, TDSB, (Councillor) John Filion and my ‘understanding’ wife who can’t stand winter or hockey!”

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Business Zya Brown Zya Brown has personally experienced the challenges of life as an at-risk youth growing up in the Jane and Finch community. Now the mother of four children is giving back, making it her mission to help at-risk youth stay away from trouble. She reaches out to youth through a free Friday evening gathering session

called Think 2wice, giving youth a place to be safe. She also visits jails to help kids steer away from the life of crime they could fall into. Brown also fashions a clothing line to the youth’s taste but without the hate and negative messaging. Rather, her L37 clothing line focuses on positive messages that promote

respect for others. Kathleen Betts, who was in a class of entrepreneurs with Brown, nominated her as an Urban Hero for her ability to reach out to those in need. “Zya has the ‘street touch’ it takes to reach out to others who want a more peaceful and loving life, but don’t know where to get the help they need.”

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Mahnaz Ghalib has tirelessly worked to build a community garden in a park near her home. The group she is part of, the Dallington Pollinators, has worked many volunteers hours trying to develop a garden plan that would be an asset to the community. Even though they have faced many barriers, Dallington Park now boasts a garden, greatly benefitting the neighbourhood. The Dallington Pollinators Community Garden, situated in Dallington Park adjacent to Dallington Public

School, broke ground Aug. 20. The transformation took place with help from Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff, Evergreen Brickworks staff, garden members and volunteers. The community garden marks the first one in a public park in Ward 33 (Don Valley East). The garden is designed with three main components: communal garden, children’s garden, and pollinators’ garden. School classes will have plots where students will learn about environmental issues. Community groups can also apply for plots

to learn about gardening and build community. In addition, the group has dedicated garden plots that will have food grown to be donated to the food bank at Oriole Community Centre. The garden project was made possible with support from partners Walmart-Evergreen, Park People, Flemingdon Health Centre, Oriole Foodspace, Dallington Public School, Councillor Shelley Carroll and the City of Toronto.

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cleans, and maintains health and safety standards. Ross helps feed people while helping reduce waste. She was awarded the Second Harvest Volunteer of the Year Award and a City of Toronto Food Action Award, both in 2002. Ross, a warehouse assistant with Second Harvest, motivates others to practice proper methods for recycling and composting.

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Toronto City Council is in disarray, and it will likely remain so for some time. That is the one thing that one can safely write, in a column that met a late Tuesday afternoon deadline: just a few hours after Mayor Rob Ford made his stunning admission – that he has indeed smoked crack cocaine – and a few minutes after his late-inthe-day news conference that he still means to be mayor. Things are moving quickly, and no doubt as this shows up in newspaper boxes and mail slots things will have no doubt developed. But this remains: the mayor has admitted to smoking crack cocaine, sometime last year, while in office. In doing so, regardless of whether he stays in his office, he has effectively absented himself from his role as mayor. Council won’t, and really shouldn’t, support him. Council is going to have to find a way to steer itself over the next year. At the next council meeting, council will take some steps toward doing that. Willowdale Councillor John Filion has brought forward a motion to temporarily strip launches transit campaign wCivicAction Not much has been heard from the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance since CEO Mitzie Hunter jumped ship to stand in a Scarborough byelection for the provincial Liberals. But after a few months of relative silence, the advocacy group has launched a campaign in support of its Your 32 initiative, highlighting the benefits of funding public transit. Available at the group’s website, CivcAction’s list of 32 reasons claims better-funded transit will boost job creation, increase quality of life and improve civic pride, among other things. The campaign appropriately runs for 32 days, ending Dec. 2 with a call to the Wynne Liberals to include more transit funding in the 2014 spring provincial budget. For more information, visit www.civicaction.ca

david nickle the city the mayor of all his powers, seizing for council the ability to appoint an executive committee and deputy mayor. Denzil Minnan-Wong, the Don Valley East Councillor who has been one of Ford’s more effective lieutenants on that executive committee, is asking the mayor to simply leave and look after himself. There was also word Tuesday that the mayor’s brother Doug could be off the budget committee, after he demanded Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair’s resignation over the chief’s comments when he unveiled the existence of the video that appears to show Rob Ford smoking crack. That sets up an infrastructure that might allow council to control its own agenda. But the task will just be beginning. In a few weeks, council will have before it the 2014 operating budget to debate and pass. This is an area where a strong mayor either leads with a plan, or provides an idea to oppose. Who will give voice to the

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT Crosstown team gets consultant wEglinton Ottawa’s loss is Toronto’s gain as a respected transit consultant left the capital’s transit agency to join the Eglinton Crosstown LRT planning team. “Super-consultant” Brian Guest is credited for playing a major role in bringing Ottawa’s first O-Train light rail line into being back in the early-2000s, and working on the upcoming 13-stop Confederation LRT Line, set to begin running in the downtown core in 2017. wants East York included in pilot wMcMahon

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vision for this budget? Karen Stintz? One of the other pretenders to the mayoralty next year? Now, almost certainly council will keep the city running, the tax rates reasonable and the services intact. But anyone who thinks it will be smooth need only look at the flailing debate over subways versus light rail versus other subways to abandon that idea. Council will also be making up its mind on the Billy Bishop Airport extension some time before the next election. Once again, some sort of decision will emerge – but it, like the budget, will emerge from chaos. If Ford were gone, then Norm Kelly, the avuncular councillor from ScarboroughAgincourt, could ably step in and guide matters, in the manner of Ford’s mandate. But as deputy to the crippled wreck that the Ford administration will have become, it will be difficult for him to do any better. Ford has left an awful, filthy mess for others to clean up.

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Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon wrote a letter to TTC chair Karen Stintz asking for Danforth GO station to be included in the pilot, which will allow Presto farecard users to pay an integrated TTC and GO fare at selected stations. Details of the integrated fare project are expected to be announced later on in November during the TTC’s monthly board meeting. on Woodbine mural begins wWork

Some budding East York artists have commenced work on a mural to go up along the construction hoardings surrounding Woodbine Station. Young Artists in Transit sought community feedback for the mural, which will feature images inspired by the history of the Danforth. Rahul Gupta is The Mirror’s transit reporter. His column appears every Thursday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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In 2008, Angeliki Souranis’ 20-year-old son Craig was killed in an alcohol-related crash. As a tribute to him, Souranis shared her story Tuesday, following the launch of the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Red Ribbon campaign. Souranis, now the president of MADD Canada, said Craig was a passenger in a van driven by an inexperienced young driver who had been drinking. “He crashed the van. My son was ejected, and the van landed on him, killing him instantly,” she said. “I had always told my son about drinking and driving, and I should’ve also stressed getting into a car with an impaired driver.” Souranis said the “profound grief” she and her family have gone through is difficult to explain. “The person that I was did

the patient, then you’ve got the collateral damage of the family,” she said. “It’s horrific to watch them come into the hospital and realize that their loved one is gone.”

Souranis stressed it’s a choice to drive impaired. “It’s a choice, and you are risking not only your own life but all those around you,” she said.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Canada national president Angeliki Souranis displays a collage of victims of drunk driving during the Project Red Ribbon anti-drunk driving campaign launch on Tuesday at police headquarters. Her son Craig Watson is among the victims.

not survive.” Police, fire and EMS personnel gathered at Toronto police headquarters to kick off the campaign, which runs until Jan. 6. As part of the initiative, volunteers will distribute millions of red ribbons to attach to vehicles, key chains, purses

and backpacks as a reminder to drive sober. “I want all of the people in our city to understand the importance of this campaign to bring greater awareness to the need to keep our roadways safe,” Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said. Deputy EMS Chief Cindy

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NOVEMBER 8 – 30: FIFTEEN ART EXHIBIT

This is an exhibition of 15 diverse Canadian artists who have come together to display a variety of works including traditional painting, sculpture, photography and installation. The exhibit is open November 8 to 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery. Proceeds from a silent auction benefit SickKids. For more information, please visit www.15artists.ca

NOVEMBER 10: DOWNSVIEW HALF MARATHON & 5K

The annual Downsview Half Marathon and 5K is a scenic run through one of the highest points in Toronto. SickKids Foundation is one of three charities you can choose to support by participating. The runs begin at 8:30 and 8:50 a.m. respectively at Downsview Park following a Remembrance Day ceremony. There are free kids’ races for ages one to 10 and lots of pre and post-race activities for everyone. For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.downsviewhalf.com/

NOVEMBER 14: STRIKE OUT KIDS STROKE EVENT

This 10th annual fundraiser supports the Paediatric Stroke Program at SickKids. The event is an opportunity for early holiday season shopping, coffee, treats and most importantly, an opportunity to make a difference. It is being held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. McLean House, 2075 Bayview Ave. For more information, please visit www.strikeoutkidsstrokes.ca

NOVEMBER 21: ANGELS CATWALK FOR SICKKIDS

The Angels Catwalk supporting the SickKids Transplant Centre features a runway fashion show, scotch tasting, live entertainment and an array of delicacies from some of the city’s best restaurants and caterers. It is being held at Andrew Richard Designs, 571 Adelaide St. E. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ashleysangels.ca

NOVEMBER 30: MISTLETOE BALL

This annual gala supports the Herbie Fund, which helps children from around the world travel to SickKids for life-saving and life-altering treatment. This year’s glamorous Mistletoe Ball themed “Midnight in Paris” will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Toronto and will feature live entertainment including international jazz sensation Molly Johnson, mouth-watering cuisine and exclusive silent and live auctions. For more information, please visit www.herbiefund.com For a complete list of all events and to register your own event, visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com/events @sickkids

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Mandarin is the most common non-official language in Don Valley Village. In the 2011 census, 10.1 per cent of residents listed Mandarin as their Mother Tongue, and 8.9 per cent listed Mandarin as their Home Language.

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MOTHER TONGUE “Mother Tongue” refers the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood at the time of the census. In the 2011 census, the percentage of people in Don Valley Village who listed English as their Mother Tongue is 31 per cent. That number is 51 per cent in all of Toronto.

The number of children (those aged 0-14) in Don Valley Village has dropped by 9.1 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

+12.6% The number of people in Don Valley Village listing English as their Home Language grew by 12.6 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

In Don Valley Village, the number of Seniors has grown 5.8 per cent between 2006 and 2011. The neighbourhood’s population grew 0.2 per cent during that time.

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Employment Features


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www.universalhc.ca

Since 1967!

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diversions

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Since 1982 RENOVATION Insured • Guaranteed

Atena Construction 416-854-5156 www.atenaconstruction.com

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last week’s answers

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