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SILVER LINING: London Olympic Games trampoline silver medalist Jason Burnett, left, shows his medal to Leslie Merrick and Rhianyth Warwick during a visit Friday night to Just Bounce Trampoline Club in North York.

Thanksgiving hockey tourneys on tap in North York A couple of hockey tournaments are slated for North York for over the Thanksgiving weekend, including the Don Mills Civitan Select tournament and the Toronto Avalanche

tournament for ‘A’ rep teams. Details are as follows: ◗ Don Mills Civitan Select, Oct. 10 to 13. Divisions: tyke to midget, 40 teams. Arenas: Don Mills, Mitchell Field, Angela James, Pleasantview

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As a long-time Don Mills resident, Marion Cox came to know hundreds of people through the nursery school she ran and through volunteer work. A teacher at the Donway Co-operative Nursery School at The Donway United Church (now Donway Covenant United Church), Cox taught well into the second generation of Don Mills children and was a familiar face in her Don Mills Road and The Donway East neighbourhood, said Dorothy Pestell, whose three sons, Steven, Craig and Jeff, were taught by Cox decades ago. Cox died in July at age 90, and because of her strong ties to the community, Pestell said she wanted to acknowledge the life of a woman who meant so much to so many. Born Marion Cooke in Washago, Ontario, to an American mother and Canadian father, Cox lived her entire married life on Ashgrove Place with her husband, Frank, until his death several years ago. >>>TEACHER, page 6

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Picture perfect PUMPKIN PARADE: Tod Dorozio, left, Tharusha Liyanage and Nolan Karuta position a giant pumpkin for display Saturday morning. The Dorozio family invited their neighbours on Bedle Avenue to join them in celebrating the fall harvest with their Pumpkin Picture Parade event.

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going to open this (Fairview) one, I said I wanted to move immediately,” said Pint, one of the clinic’s first patients. “To me, the location is Lisa Queen excellent. It is located in a medical building. It is conlqueen@insidetoronto.com venient for people to see When North York resident doctors and other (health Edgar Pint was first released care) people.” from hospital after abdomiThe clinic is also close nal surger y in t o No r t h Yo rk General Hospital August, he had Be a part of the at Leslie Street to dr ive ever y discussion. Visit day to a clinic in and Sheppard this story on our Markham to have website and share Avenue, in the his wound dressmiddle of a popuyour thoughts in lated area of resiing changed. the comments Bu t m e d i c a l dential buildings, section. close to the Don care became Mills subway stamuch easier for insidetoronto.com  Pint, who lives in tion and right on the area of Don a TTC bus route, he said. Mills Road and McNicoll Avenue, when the Fairview Pint, who now goes to the Health Centre opened Sept. Fairview clinic every other 3 in the Don Mills Road and day to have his wound dressSheppard Avenue area. ing changed, owns a Filipino “I used to go to one in take-out restaurant in East York. Markham, which used to take me 45 minutes, close He’s impressed he can to an hour, to get to that one. make an appointment at the When they said they were clinic close to home and get

back to his busy day. T h e Fa i r v i e w He a l t h Centre, at 5 Fairview Mall Dr., is one of seven community clinics run by the Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), which connects residents from North York north to Simcoe County with health care services in their communities. The community clinics, including one at Humber River Hospital’s Keele Street campus and one at North York General Hospital’s Branson site, provide specialized nursing care for wound care, intravenous therapy, injections, post-surgical care, ostomy care such as colostomy bags, and diabetes education. Unlike walk-in medical clinics, patients must be referred to the community clinics for those specific services. The community clinics operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 365 days a year. The clinics allow people to be discharged from hos-

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An elderly pedestrian is dead after he was struck by a van at Finch Avenue and Goldfinch Court Saturday. Police said a 70-year-old man was attempting to cross Finch Avenue from the north to south side, when he was hit by a westbound

Dodge Caravan around 7:45 p.m. The pedestrian was taken to hospital, where he later died. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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he next chapter of Toronto’s Strong Neighbourhood Strategy is about to be written and the city needs your input. The project saw the creation of 13 priority neighbourhoods – “hot spots of high need and low infrastructure” – and over eight years worked with the province and the United Way to try to improve the lives of residents through targeted investment. The program is now being re-evaluated and new Neighbourhood Improvement Area (NIA) designations may be in the works. A host of public meetings are being held across the city this month to help shape the program’s future. In particular, city staff wants your ideas on criteria used to select NIAs, what goals should be established, and how the city should track its success. We’ve always touted the importance of local engagement and this instance is no our view exception. If you live in one of the currently designated areas or live in an area you believe needs Residents’ concentrated investment, your input needed input will be the most valuable. It’s your experience that will help for strategy answer some of the most critical questions. For instance, are the previously designated priority neighbourhoods ready to stand on their own? It’s not clear yet whether any of these areas will remain on the NIA list. Community hubs, drop-in centres, youth programming and partnerships have been established, but is that enough to ensure self-sustainability? Residents need to speak up about the results they’ve seen – or not seen – at the grassroots level. As well, the groups that have been involved in transforming these neighbourhoods need to declare whether they feel they can continue their work on their own. If it happens that these neighbourhoods do remain on the list, it’ll beg the question as to why. The city should be transparent in explaining why certain communities may still need focused help, even after eight years of investment. Would that be evidence of a failure? A need to modify expectations? Redistribute funding? Besides garnering opinion and experiential data from the people the program is meant to help, the city also needs to learn from lessons of the past. Without a critical self-evaluation of the project’s previous eight years, the story of Toronto’s Strong Neighbourhoods will be a short one with an ending that disappoints. Have your say. Visit www.toronto.ca/neighbourhoods to learn how.

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hat do you mean you haven’t done it yet? Thanksgiving is on Monday, for heaven’s sake. You can’t start Thanksgiving without one. It goes hand in hand with the holiday. Luckily, there’s still time. So, if all you need is just a kickstart to get going, here’s my Things To Be Thankful For list, in no particular order. First off, I’m thankful that way back in March when they hype was at its max because of the team’s offseason moves, that I didn’t take my broker’s advice to invest in Toronto Blue Jays World Series tickets. I like to take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to sports. Not so with gridlock. I’m all in when I see massive congestion on the horizon. That’s why I am very thankful that I acted on my broker’s second tip, regarding the widespread street construction in an and around Toronto and

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY invested heavily in orange cone futures. It was money well spent. Things worked out even better than his projections. I hit the jackpot with the endless renovations on Avenue Road alone. Speaking of windfalls, with Thanksgiving being a statutory holiday, I’m also thankful to partake in another stat pay. Stat pay always brings a smile to my face. I’m even more thankful that I don’t have to calculate my share. I asked 10 people this week to explain how they come up with their stat pay amount and each person told me something different. Lest you think I’m only thankful when it comes to accumulating money, I’m also thankful for the great entertainment at my fingertips, particularly the reality TV fare. It never gets old. This year all the buzz is for

CBS’s Survivor Watching My Mother The Car Re-runs. It is being hailed by critics as the toughest one yet. Who will be the last one sitting? I’m also thankful I have The Disney Channel so I can see its popular animated reality series classic, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’s Apprentice - Celebrity Edition. And I’m really thankful I get the History Channel and it has finally decided to wade into the reality TV programming scene. Unbelievably, the network has four, count ’em four, blockbuster hits in its first foray in the genre: Big Brother The Acropolis, Renaissance Idol, So You Think You Can Joust, and Lancing With The Stars. Switching from tape to live entertainment, I’m also thankful that I’m not one of the pandas at the Toronto Zoo. It’s not the crowds. I’m sure I’d get used to them after awhile. And all you can eat bamboo? Come on. You’ve got to love that.

No, it’s something else that makes me thankful I didn’t get the gig. The fact is, I just don’t look good in fur. As for the upcoming big day itself, I’m thankful somebody always seems to invite me over for Thanksgiving dinner. All these years I’ve never cooked a turkey. I wouldn’t even know where to start. And, just in case I don’t get an invitation some Thanksgiving in the future and have to come up with an alternative Thanksgiving meal game plan, I am extremely thankful McDonald’s doesn’t have turkey on its menu. I’m guessing it’s because McButterball just doesn’t roll off the tongue. Not even if you add McStuffing and McGravy in a McBoat on the McSide. 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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The Willowdale Group of Artists will present its Awesome Art Show Saturday, Oct. 19 to Friday, Nov. 1 at North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St. Hundreds of original paintings in watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastel will be displayed. Part of the show’s revenue will be used as a scholarship for a York University art student. For information, email margie@thewagners.ca City to support banquet hall relocation at OMB City staff will appear at an Ontario Municipal Board hearing Oct. 24 to support a developer’s bid to relocate an existing banquet hall at 888-900 Don Mills Rd. to an existing building at 55 Barber Greene Rd. The proposal would also allow retail uses, although

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>>>from page 1 A life-long learner and dedicated news clipper, Cox was a volunteer with the Royal Ontario Museum for 24 years in the Discovery Galley, working as a gallery interpreter and receptionist, and previously volunteered as an usher at Roy Thompson Hall. It was discovered Cox’s direct ancestor’s work is on display at the ROM, a piece of armour made for the Earl of Pembroke, by Erasmus Kirkener, who was a master armourer at Greenwich Royal Armoury. Erasmus, who also made a jousting suit for King Henry VIII, is Cox’s 12th times great-grandfather, on her mother’s side. According to her family, Cox would also delight in going head to head with Jeopardy contestants – and was usually right. She was also a supporter and regular contributor to a number of animal protection groups, including Toronto Animal Services. She never learned how to drive, and on her 65th birthday was given a bicycle, something she had never rode before, not even as a child. After a few bumps and scrapes, she mastered her new transportation option like a pro. Ten years later, she learned how to use a computer and embraced the wonders of the World Wide

Web. A food lover, Cox enthusiastically embraced the city’s multiculturalism in the early 1970s, and travelled to places such as Hawaii and the western Caribbean. “She was an extremely kind lady,” said Pestell, who lived behind Cox’s house and would regularly see her out and about. “So many people in Don Mills knew her as students.”

I’m positive that, because of Mrs. Cox, I was set on a path for success in school and in life. – Jeff Pestell

Jeff Pestell, who was taught by Cox at age five, said although specific memories of his teacher have faded with time, the one thing that has never left him was the warmth and tenderness she exuded. “I can vividly recall the feeling of comfort that she provided, and as a kid in kindergarten, that was the most important thing: she created a safe home away from home,” he said. “I’m positive that, because of Mrs. Cox, I was set on a path

for success in school and in life. I do remember that her classes were always full of laughter, adventure and fun. We were put in her care and she treated us like she would have treated her own children, with tenderness, comfort and love.” When he ran into Cox as an adult, Jeff said he was always reminded of why she was such a great teacher: she cared. “For someone who taught so many young kids over the years, that years later she could still show such genuine interest and encouragement in my life as an adult, served as a testament to the type of person she was, a caring and loving teacher who never stopped caring for those that passed through her classroom,” he said. “It’s been 30 years since I was in Mrs. Cox’s class, but I’ve never forgotten how important she was in my life. Thanks, Mrs. Cox.” Cox’s children are still grieving and did not wish to comment, but gave permission for their mother’s story to be told. Cox is survived by son Steven and his partner Kelly, daughter Catherine and her partner Chris, grandsons David and Jeffrey, and brother Maurice.


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Council approves Scarborough subway Vote of 24-20 confirms desire to switch from LRT to replace Scarborough RT line The Scarborough subway lives. Toronto council voted 24-20 late Tuesday in favour of pushing ahead with a subway rather than an LRT to replace the soon-to-be-finished Scarborough RT line, approving a 1.6 per cent property tax hike over three years and $160 million in development charges along the route in order to raise nearly $900 million in city money. In return for that, Scarborough commuters who use the RT will be able to ride a subway from Sheppard Avenue near McCowan Road all the way to the downtown core and beyond without making a single transfer. The vote marked a major victory for Mayor Rob Ford, who has, for most of the term, been thwarted in keeping his election promise to scrap light rail in Scarborough and replace it with subways. While the new line is not the one Ford promised – council shut down his plans to build a subway along Sheppard – the mayor hailed it as a major victory, shouting “yes!” and pumping the air after the vote. “I want to emphasize this is going to stimulate the economy... this is going to benefit the city to a degree that’s going to be phenomenal.” And Ford made it clear he will start to campaign on more subways immediately. “The next campaign is going to be on subways, to connect Sheppard and Finch,” he said. “I am fully committed.” The project will cost taxpayers more than Ford was comfortable with. The mayor had maintained he would only support a .25 per cent property tax increase to fund the project, but city manager Joe Pennachetti said it would take a minimum of 1.6 per cent over three years. Council voted down a plan that

would have spread the pain over four years, with a quarter percentage point in the first year. Ford said he hoped to be able to bring in private sector partner-

ships to lower the impact on the taxpayer. “We are going to, after we approve this today, make sure we get competitive bids,” Ford said. “I

want to do an international search for subways.”

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many people as possible know that e-books and e-magazines are available at torontopubliclibrary.ca. All you’ll need to access our e-content is a library card and internet connection.” Available at tpl.ca/ereads, the library’s most downloaded e-books include many bestsellers, from Dan

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York U hosting Red and Blue Bowl Both York, U of T football teams are 2-4 with outside shot at post-season The York Lions football squad will host the University of Toronto Varsity Blues under the lights at York Stadium tonight at 7 p.m., in the 44th version of the Red and Blue Bowl Game. York won last year’s game 36-24 at Varsity Stadium, ending a four-year winning streak by the Varsity Blues who still hold the all-time edge in the series 26-17. Both teams are trying to turn their programs around after struggling the past several years, and the good news is that both teams, each with identical 2-4 records, head into the game – the second last of the season – still with a mathematical shot at finally making a reappearance in the post season. The bad news is that while last season two 3-5 teams nailed down the final two playoff spots (six of the 10 teams make it), this year, with greater parity, it will take at least a 4-4 record to even get in a tie-breaker. Following the Red and Blue Bowl Game, meanwhile, the final weekend of the regular season will see York visiting undefeated Western (7-0), while the Varsity Blues host Waterloo (1-6) at Varsity Stadium. Both games are Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. OTHER SPORTS While Toronto universities may have struggled on the gridiron over the past several years, they have certainly excelled in other sports. Here’s a summary of which homegrown university teams are doing particularly well this year – and looking to go long in the playoffs that kick off on the Oct. 19/20 weekend for most sports (the numbers that follow are their regular season records heading into this weekend’s action, in this order: win, loss, tie): WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY: U of T Varsity Blues, 9-0-1 MEN’S SOCCER: Ryerson, 9-0-1; York U, 9-2-0 WOMEN’S SOCCER: U of T Varsity Blues, 8-2-2 Having just kicked off (or about to) are hockey, volleyball and basketball.

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and patients of a nearby medical centre with paid parking extensively use he Toronto Library the library parking lot east Board has abanof Mills Road north of doned a controverSheppard Avenue and adjasial proposal to charge for cent to Fairview Mall. parking at the Fairview Many of the spaces are branch after Don Valley taken before the library East Councillor Shelley opens in the morning, he Carroll blasted the idea. said. “The board made the “It’s not a tenable situadecision not to tion,” he said. flog that horse,” “We (the Be a part of the said Carroll, who library board discussion. Visit is frustrated the through taxpaythis story on our proposal raged website and share ers’ money) are on for months spending a lot your thoughts in even though staff of money to the comments said the idea maintain that section. wasn’t feasible. lot. What are However, we doing it for bit.ly/GGPyrw  despite the if patrons can’t board’s Sept. use it?” 23 decision to kill the While Carroll agreed proposal, vice-chair Mike Foderick’s proposal of paid Foderick convinced memparking was a reasonable bers to search for other one to explore, she pointed solutions, such as a gate out library staff had already locked during off-hours, to investigated the idea at block non-library patrons libraries across the city. from using the lot. They concluded only He is upset commuters two branches – Fairview

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and Parkdale – met Toronto Parking Authority criteria to become paid lots. Even then, it was doubtful revenues would outweigh the costs, she said. For example, Fairview branch patrons would likely just park in free spots at Fairview Mall if the library charged for parking, she said. Despite the library staff’s advice, Foderick wanted the parking authority to take another look at the Fairview parking lot, Carroll said. When the parking authority agreed with library staff’s advice, Foderick then proposed a three-month pilot project to charge for parking at the branch, she said. That incensed Carroll. “It’s like he can’t let go of it,” said Carroll, who appeared more than once before the board to make an impassioned plea against paid parking. “It took a year to get rid

of (the idea). He got this bee in his bonnet.” Meanwhile, the branch has been closed for extensive renovations during the discussions so Carroll was worried library patrons were not aware of the proposal. She accused the library board of becoming “politicized” to carry out the city hall administration’s costcutting agenda. “It is the folly of overpromising what can be saved and what revenue can be raised,” she said. Foderick agrees the board is facing budgetary pressure in a tough economy. “We’re under tremendous pressure from city hall to come in with a zero per cent increase,” he said. “We have to get creative.” Complicating the issue is the fact the board pays a security guard to monitor the Fairview lot in the morning before the branch opens, which both Foderick

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and Carroll agree is not money well spent. Foderick said he agreed to abandon paid parking at the branch because Carroll was so strenuously opposed to it. But he still wants to find a way to block non-patrons from using the lot. “I was so incensed by

seeing what was happening and how the generosity of the library was being taken advantage of by 100 people or more a day,” he said. Check out northyorkmirror. com’s community listings page of Fairview and other community libraries here: http:// bit.ly/19AifNA

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Creative Writing Classes WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. CONTACT: Ruth Cohen, 416-225-2112, ext. 105, ruthc@ betelcentre.org COST: $66 members, $132 non-members Bridge and Euchre WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. WHERE: Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr. CONTACT: Edna, 416-496-8705 COST: $2 Ages 50 and older welcome. Fantasies by Suzanne Metz WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m. WHERE: rzlbd atelier, 2901 Bayview Ave., Unit M1 CONTACT: Bahar Joshan Poosh, 416-223-1900, void@rzlbd. com COST: Free Fantasies’s opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 pm. York Lions Women’s Soccer vs. Guelph Gryphons WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: York Stadium, 4700 Keele St. CONTACT: Kim Mathoney, mathoney@ yorku.ca; yorklions.ca COST: Free York Lions Men’s Soccer vs. Guelph Gryphons

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Fairview Mall Farmers’ Market WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Fairview Mall - South Parking Lot, 1800 Sheppard Ave. E. CONTACT: William Blyleven, 905-317-3010, www.Facebook.com/FairviewMallFarmersMarket, maplegreenhouses@bellnet.ca COST: Free The final day of the season. 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: 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. WHERE: York Stadium, 4700 Keele St. CONTACT: Kim Mathoney, mathoney@ yorku.ca; yorklions.ca COST: Free

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York Lions Women’s Soccer vs. Laurier Golden Hawks WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: York Stadium, 4700 Keele St. CONTACT: Kim Mathoney, mathoney@yorku. ca; yorklions.ca COST: Free York Lions Men’s Soccer vs. Laurier Golden Hawks WHEN: 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. WHERE: York Stadium, 4700 Keele St. CONTACT: Kim Mathoney, mathoney@yorku.ca; yorklions.ca COST: Free

York Lions Men’s Hockey vs. Nipissing Lakers WHEN: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Canlan Ice Sports - York, 989 Murray Ross Parkway CONTACT: Kim Mathoney, mathoney@yorku.ca; yorklions.ca COST: $10/$7 (York students free)

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Do I need a financial plan? WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. CONTACT: 416-395-5440 COST: Free Learn the six disciplines of financial planning. Call to register.

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North York Historical Society Program Meeting

WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. WHERE: North York Central Library, Room 1, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Linda, 415-346-3345, nyhs@bell.net COST: Free Documentary: ‘Hangman’s Graveyard,’ on the discovery of a graveyard beneath the Don Jail property. Parkwoods United Church Art Club WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr. CONTACT: Glory Wigle, 416-447-5519, www. parkwoodsunitedchurch.ca, Office@ parkwoodsunitedchurch.ca COST: $60 for a five-week session Financial Literacy: Lessons For Life WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Jane & Finch Mall, 1911 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: 416649-1754 COST: Free Call to register Semi Annual Stamp Auction WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre, 580 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: Lev Levner, 647-859-9993, http://sites.google. com/site/northyorkphilatelicsociety, levatnyps@yahoo.com COST: Free CARP North York Chapter: Travel Tours and Cruises for Zoomers

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: St. George on Yonge Anglican, 5350 Yonge St. CONTACT: Anne Wynter, 416-222-2600, carpnorthyork@ gmail.com COST: Free All seniors welcome.

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Building Connections WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Bathurst-Finch Community Hub, 540 Finch Ave. W. CONTACT: North York Women’s Centre, 416781-0479, info@nywc.org COST: Free Meet other women, get information and learn about available resources. Bridge/Euchre WHEN: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Blessed Trinty Card Club, 3220 Bayview Ave. CONTACT: Jack Kyte, 416-225-9735, johnkyte@rogers.com COST: $1

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to be aggressive,” he said. “They don’t have that burning desire. Canada is falling into a third tier. Turkey, Vietnam, Mexico, Argentina, non-traditional competitors are moving ahead of Canada and it’s a huge concern.” Emulating someone else isn’t the answer, but packaging our own Canadian brand might be, he said. “We have to codify what Canada stands for: freedom and tolerance,” Williamson said. “We haven’t thought about honing a definition of our brand, how to take the positive and reduce the negative. Canada has a great richness of ethnic diversity and we failed to use that as a launching pad.” Prior to forming The Beacon Group in 1996, a professional services firm focused on helping leadership teams improve their organizational effectiveness, develop their business strategies and leverage their investment in human capital, Williamson held senior executive positions with a number of large international organizations in both North America and Europe, as well as the Canadian government. A business strategy and leadership consultant with more than 30 years of business experience spanning five continents, he served as a special advisor in the early 1990s in the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Work towards Toronto Expo 2025 bid will benefit city L ost in the debate about Toronto Pan Am Games executives claiming trivial expenses, outrage over high salaries and potential cost over-runs, is the basic question of why we bid on these events in the first place. It’s a debate that the federal government wants to limit, since it plans to withdraw Canada from the organizing body for Expos. On the other hand, advocacy groups readily spring up and attract sponsors across the spec-

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trum. Few public issues are more passionately debated as to whether Toronto ought to participate at all. If they ever existed, days are long gone when a city bid for an event solely on principle or by a love of amateur sport. Instead, cities see these spectacles as a means to attract tourists, differentiate themselves and obtain

infrastructure. Toronto’s history of five failures to win the Olympics is instructive. At the time of our first bid in 1960, cities were not the economic centres they have now become. Toronto has become a powerhouse, representing 40 per cent of provincial and 20 per cent of national economic output. At the same time it sends the vast majority of its tax income outside its borders, yet is called upon to expand its services. Like other cities, Toronto sees the huge rev-

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enues surrounding these events as an opportunity to claw back some of its taxes. But so does everyone else. That’s why organizers usually require senior governments to guarantee deficits. It’s why the provincial government is vigilant. And probably why the federal government wants Canada to leave the group that could select Toronto as host for the 2025 Expo. At present, Toronto has quite an effort underway to seek the bid. Our mayor has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as have dozens of stakeholder groups, across the political spectrum. They point out that the event will have a positive economic impact for Toronto,

and their responsibility for costs. It might not matter. The federal government probably sees Toronto’s bid in terms of political and financial downsides, without the benefit of winning seats. But even though our bid organizers have the double obstacles of our federal government, and then the body which awards the site, we ought not to stop in our efforts. Part of working through a bid is an incredibly detailed review of our strengths and challenges. It was during the bid for the 2008 Olympics that the organizing committee observed how much better we could be using our waterfront. Although we lost the bid, Torontonians rec-

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ognized the need for greater investment in our shoreline, and created Waterfront Toronto, which has guided development since. Other cities have taken the same approach. Amsterdam, for example, is creating a bid for the Olympics in which the crowning achievement might be the games. If not, the preparations are useful as a valuable assessment of the city. So wish those volunteers well who are trying to achieve Expo 2025 for Toronto. Their work is important, even if in the end they cannot deliver the Expo itself.

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Council to ponder tougher smoking restrictions Mayor expresses reservations over proposals Toronto Council will be considering banning outdoor smoking within nine metres of all public building entrances and possibly in certain parts of public parks in November, after Toronto’s Board of Health recommended early last week tougher new restrictions designed to curb secondhand smoke. The board made the recommendations after hearing from 18 deputations and a report from Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, suggesting a range of restrictions — some of which the city can impose itself, others which require provincial legislation and regulation. Immediately, the board is asking council at its November meeting to make it illegal to smoke within nine metres of the entrance to all public buildings — which would include civic buildings, private office buildings and even apartment and condominium buildings. As well, the board

Smoking as a social enterprise impacts others: my right to smoke ends at your nose. – Coun. Joe Mihevc

endorsed a plan — which must also be endorsed by the city’s Parks and Environment Committee — to ban smoking at public beaches, near sporting fields and in hightraffic parks areas such as shelters and picnic areas. And it asked the province to ban smoking on restaurant patios too. Mayor Rob Ford, hearing of the vote, called it “nanny state” legislation and said he wouldn’t support it. “I’m not a smoker, I don’t like it, but I don’t like governments getting involved in this. How far are they going to push it? Make the whole city smoke free? Right now I’m not going to have a nanny state where the government comes in and tells you you can’t do this or that.” Dr. McKeown said a total ban on smoking wasn’t likely in the cards for Toronto. “I don’t think that’s a practical objective in the short term,” he said. “The history of trying to reduce the harm caused by smoking in Toronto is one of incremental measures. We do still have 16 per cent of people in Toronto who do smoke so we have to recognize that.” Board of Health Chair Joe Mihevc rejected the idea this was an example of “nanny state” intervention. “I think a better way to put it is to say that smoking when it impacts others

Right now I’m not going to have a nanny state where the government comes in and tells you you can’t do this or that. – Mayor Rob Ford

is becoming less and less viable,” he said. “Smoking as a social enterprise impacts others: my right to smoke ends at your nose.” Dr. McKeown said the measures were appropriate from a public finance standpoint as well. “The government pays the cost that comes from this so when people who are ill with heart disease and cancer go to the hospital we pay the cost for that,” said Dr. McKeown.

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Neighourhood Improvement Area public meetings The City of Toronto is holding public meetings to determine how to choose the next group of Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, formerly known as Priority Neighbourhoods. Two meetings have already been held. The remaining meetings are as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., George Vanier Secondary School, 3000 Don Mills Rd. Tuesday, Oct. 15 from noon to 2 p.m., Thistletown Community Centre, 925 Albion Rd. Friday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m., Eatonville Public Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. Monday, Oct. 21 from 6 p.m. to

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Glenfield-Jane Heights: Population (2011): 31,405

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1. English 2. Spanish 3. Italian 4. Vietnamese 5. Cantonese 6. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 7. Tamil 8. Gujarati 9. Akan (Twi) 10. Somali

City context A comparison of a neighbourhood statistic with its Toronto equivalent

POPULATION BREAKDOWN In Glenfield-Jane Heights, 21 per cent of the neighbourhood’s population is aged between 0 and 14, according to the 2011 census (even though that share is dropping). In the City of Toronto, the number of people aged between 0 and 14 comprise 15 per cent of the overall population, according to the 2011 census.

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david nickle the city before heading off to the airport. While the mayor was gone, a story came out suggesting Toronto police have been following Ford and his associates using a leased Cessna. His brother, Doug Ford, told a Toronto Sun columnist that he had spoken to two Toronto police superintendents, who’d confirmed there was aerial surveillance going on. Doug Ford recanted the next day and suspected the mayor’s enemies were behind it all. I worry about commenting on all this in a column filed early, for fear something even weirder turns up in the interim. Because that’s how things have been going for the Ford brothers. This time last year, the mayor’s biggest problems were football, looming conflict of interest charges, and issues of reading while

driving, and all that seemed weird enough. Now, it’s substance abuse allegations, alleged family connections to the west-end drug trade, and that alleged video where the mayor was seen appearing to smoke crack cocaine. Men photographed with the mayor have been stabbed and murdered. Weirder still are the many among us who believe all of this is simply a conspiracy of downtown elite, police and big media, to bring down a Conservative, millionaire mayor who is at the core, just an average guy. It’s hard to imagine a trade mission from the delusional Wonderland that Toronto has become, exciting anything in its hosts beyond a desire to back away slowly without making any sudden movements. With weirdos like us, you can’t be too careful.

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ROCKING THE LINE Environmental Defence concert in North York protests pipeline plan

Top right, Gord Downie, frontman for the Tragically Hip, performs at Mel Lastman Square Sunday afternoon during Environmental Defence’s Rock The Line event. The free concert aimed to raise awareness about Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline proposal. Above right, vocalist and activist Sarah Harmer also took to the stage. Above, Aboriginal Elder Gary Sault addresses the crowd gathered at Mel Lastman Square. Top left, John Riddell wields a protest sign.

Harmer spearheaded the initiative that also featured The Sadies, Hayden, and the Minotaurs. The artists donated their time to raise awareness of Enbridge’s Line 9 tar sands pipeline proposal reverse Line 9’s flow and increase its capacity. In Toronto, the line crosses the Humber, Don and Rouge rivers and runs along the Finch corridor. Photos/Peter C. McCusker

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