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As she’s done for the past six years, a North York teen is raising funds for The Hospital for Sick Children. Katie Armstrong kicked off one of several annual fundraisers she holds for the downtown hospital late last month during the Hillcrest Village Soccer U-18 girls’ finals. To date, the 15-year-old goalie has raised more than $24,000 for SickKids. Katie was diagnosed at age seven with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD), a genetic, progressive heart condition where the muscle of the right ventricle is replaced by fat and fibrosis, causing abnormal heart rhythms. A RV D i s e s t i m a t e d t o affect one in 5,000 people and although it is a relatively uncommon cause of sudden cardiac death, it accounts for up to one fifth of sudden cardiac death in people under 35 years of age. It is also one of the leading causes of sudden death in young athletes. Once forced to steer clear of physical activity, including her beloved sports of soccer and >>>CHANGE, page 9

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ALL FIRED UP: Ken Ellis, chair of Seneca College’s Fire Protection Engineering Technology program, talks to first year students during a recent orientation session. Students of all ages are making their way to class this week. See more photos on page 15 and online at bit.ly/northyork_galleries

North York Garden Club holding annual flower show, cafe The North York Garden Club will hold its annual flower show and cafe Saturday at Edithvale

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Jerome Catholic to celebrate 50 years wSt. St. Jerome Catholic Elementary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary Monday, Sept. 30. The celebration will take place at 111 Sharpecroft Blvd. from 12:45 to 3:10 p.m., and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For information, call 416393-5294. CSS celebrates 50 years wMadonna Madonna Catholic Secondary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 6. A dedication ceremony, mass and lunch will be held at 20 Dubray Ave. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 416393-5506. Yonge Watermain replacement work Get ready for traffic headaches on Yonge Street between Sheppard and Finch avenues as the city begins replacing the Yonge watermain. Construction began late last month and is expected to be completed by May, according to a statement from the city. Installed in the 1950s, the

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cast iron watermain has had more than 20 breaks along Yonge between Sheppard and Finch in the last 10 years. Work on the watermain will typically take place seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Meanwhile, work at signalized intersections and on most service connections, which are the pipes that deliver water to individual properties, will take place at night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., the city said.

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House Fire leads to discovery of dead body

A fire at a North York home early Friday led to the discovery of a man’s body inside. Police believe the man had been dead for days. Emergency crews were called to 302 Cummer Ave. at 1:06 a.m. Toronto Fire Services Capt. David Eckerman said the blaze started on the rear deck and spread into the attic. “They found the male deceased in the back bedroom of the home.” The cause of the fire is not known. The coroner and the fire

marshal’s office are investigating. ministry investigating workplace death A 29-year-old man is dead after being crushed by granite slabs at the loading dock of a North York business Thursday. Police, fire and EMS were called to 485 Norfinch Dr. near Steeles Avenue and Highway 400 at 5:40 p.m. “One person was attempting to tie chains around a bundle of stone...weighing approximately 9,000 pounds,” Toronto Fire Services Capt. David Eckerman said. “At some point this bundle of stone fell upon this individual. His work partner placed a 911 call and indicated that the trapped individual was not breathing.” Eckerman said firefighters initially had difficulty accessing the victim due to unsafe conditions. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene of the incident. Police are treating the incident as an industrial accident. The Ministry of Labour is investigating.

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eenage equestrian sensation Christine Carlsen doesn’t have to look far to find a role model. Her older sister, Lisa, competed for Canada at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. But this is about the younger member of the family, a 14-year old – and one who, some believe, these days could very well be the top rider for her age class in the province. A bright future on the international competitive circuit is her objective – including the dream of one day competing, like her sister, at the biggest of all sporting events: the Olympics. But, even Carlsen knows that could be a long way off. For now, it’s climbing the steps to stardom. A resident of North York, Carlsen is off to the Canadian Inter-Provincial Equestrian championship, for 18 and under competitors, set for Sept. 13-15 at the Rocky Mountain Show Jumping site in Calgary. This is new for her and Carlsen will team with Zoe Meloff, also from Toronto,

PM in North York NEW LEGISLATION: Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in North York Thursday morning at the Banbury Community Centre to announce the federal government’s plans to introduce “comprehensive legislation” to better protect children against sexual exploitation. He’s pictured here with Justice Minister Peter MacKay, Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino, Lianna McDonald of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection as well as victim advocates. Staff photo/Irvin Mintz

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North York’s Christine Carlsen is heading west for a national competition in Calgary Sept. 13 to 15.

in the junior jumping competition against riders from across the country. For now, dressage and reining competition are not part of her plans. According to the Ontario Equestrian Federation, this event contributes to the development of the next group of Canadian inter-

national competitors. Carlsen will spend a few days getting acquainted with new schoolmates in Grade 9 at St. Clement’s, an all-girls’ private school, before she has to shuffle off to Alberta. Coincidentally, Alberta was that same province that became the spark plug

between her and the sport. “I remember, at the age of six, taking a liking to horses – and it was back at my aunt’s farm in Edmonton,” recalled Carlsen. Accompanying her to Alberta will be Cardoso – a six-year-old gelding that her family purchased a few

months ago in Florida. “It’ll be a great experience and it’s something that I am really looking forward to,” said Carlsen, who has progressively improved while competing in numerous shows. Rarely are athletes spared from aches, pains and injuries, and it’s no different for Carlsen who has to work on personal growth while also working in synch with a horse. To be successful in competition, she has to pile up the points, which usually means clearing between nine and 12 jumps and doing it in less than 80 seconds. “It can be a challenge – especially when a rider and horse have to rely on each other making the right moves at the right time,” said Carlsen. “Lots of practice can go a long way, but just like people, horses can have a bad day, too.” At the age of 12, Carlsen was involved in a freak accident. Her horse, spooked by something at a competition in Palgrave, accidentally stepped on her stomach. “I’ve been thrown from a horse several times, but getting stepped on by one is something you never

forget,” she said. Lois and Peter Mulligan are Carlsen’s coaches and work with her when she practice rides, as much as five times a week, in Schomberg. “She has a great work ethic, very good listener and takes advice,” said Peter Mulligan. “Christine may be a bit quiet and reserved, but very enthusiastic in competition and not one to be scared.” Carlsen recently returned from a North American competition in Lexington, Ky., where she finished in 11th place among 105 competitors. She was riding Sky Blue, an 11-year old pony. As for Calgary, and how she expects to finish, Carlsen’s response was that of a veteran competitor. “I’m going for the experience and to have some fun,” she said. “Ideally, it would be nice to finish in the top three, but there is lots to learn.” Last year, Ontario took home the bronze in jumping at the finals held in Bromont, Que. For more on the Canadian Inter-Provincial Equestrian Championships, visit www. cec-en.ca/

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It’s gardening award season The 2013 North York Great Front Gardens Awards will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 at Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave., at 7 p.m. The awards recognize gardeners who create the gardens which beautify North York. More than 100 gardens were nominated, and awards will

be presented in several categories: The awards are co-sponsored by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the North York Garden Club. For more information, visit www.northyorkgardenclub. ca or email info@northyorkgarden club.ca

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correction The story ‘Is Don MillsSheppard food-friendly?’ appearing in the Thursday, Aug. 29 issue of The North York Mirror contained incorrect information.

A food bank is operated by the Oriole Food Space. The story incorrectly referred to it as the Oriole Food Bank. The Mirror regrets the error.

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umping on your bicycle and hitting the streets of Toronto has become a complicated issue. It gets the backs up of both cyclists and motorists. Each side has complaints about the other: cyclists disobey the rules of the road; motorists don’t look out for cyclists. This kind of two-way antagonism helps no one, it only fuels fires that seem easily sparked. There has been much cycling talk lately. The city’s chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, teamed up with Cycle Toronto and took the cycling discussion on the road – on her bike. Using hydro corridors to allow for dedicated cycling, and of course dedicated bike lanes across the city all deserve listening to. On the heels of a study by University of Toronto PhD student Adrian Verster, who created a list of 50 dangerous intersections for cyclists in the city, a discussion on how to best implement cycling in Toronto is needed. And quickly. The supposed ‘war on the car our view / bicycle’ needs to stop. It serves no one. And with the city’s population growing quickly, cycling Integrated will become an ever-increasing mode of transportation for many plan for cycling a must people. Not surprisingly, the most dangerous intersections to cycle in the city are located in the old city of Toronto – on Bloor and Queen streets. However, there are dangerous intersections for cyclists across the city, including Willowdale and Empress avenues in North York (#23). If news reports prove anything, it is that there is always the chance you can get hurt – even killed – while riding your bike. It doesn’t matter where you ride your bike. Ontario Minister of Transportation Glen Murray announced on Friday the province’s 20-year vision for cycling, with the goal to make Ontario the number one province for cycling in Canada. This ambitious goal will need funding, dedication, and a clear vision tailored to each city across Ontario. A cookie-cutter approach will not work. The entirety of Toronto City Council is not expected to meet until October, but they are all back to work after Labour Day, including local community council meetings set for Sept. 10. Torontonians should not shy away from pushing for a proper, integrated cycling plan for the city. It’s been long discussed, much maligned, and often ignored. Councillors in the downtown core raise the issue often, but this should not be another downtown versus suburbs discussion.

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ell moms and dads, how would you grade yourself in the helping out with the homework department now that the new school year has started? And be honest now. If you’ve got little ones new to the school system, no doubt a solid “A” is in order. We can all still hold our own with that group, I’m pretty sure. Alas, if you’ve got older kids, chances are you’re looking farther down the alphabet. A lot farther. Likely with a telescope. It has nothing to do with the curriculum getting more and more advanced, either. It’s being confronted once again with the same terminology we struggled with when we were that age. It was tough enough to understand a lot of the words and phrases they were giving us when we were seeing them every day. What chance do we have now of figuring

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY them out after such a long hiatus? Well, not to worry. You don’t have to feel intimidated anymore when a teenager asks you to explain something to them. I’ve provided the definitions for what are traditionally some of the more difficult concepts to grasp. 1. Hypotenuse. A vase hanging on a rope from the ceiling. 2. The value of Pi. The ability to turn even the blandest piece of ice cream into a mouth-watering delicacy. 3. Logarithm. A lumberjack really getting down. 4. Misplaced modifier. It’s either in your purse or handbag next to the keys and the fob you can’t

You don’t have to feel intimidated anymore when a teenager asks you to explain something to them. I’ve provided the definitions for what are traditionally some of the more difficult concepts to grasp.

find. 5. The second law of thermodynamics? The one snuggled in between the first and third laws of thermodynamics. 6. Square root. A root that just isn’t with it. 7. A proper fraction. A fraction that gets it. 8. Past participle. A participle whose 15 minutes of fame are officially up. 9. Axiom. What Jack used to chop down the beanstalkiom. 10. The periodic table. A table used infrequently. Like that fancy shmancy one gathering dust in the corner of the dining room that you only bring out to try and

impress guests on the holidays. 11. An irregular verb. One that could definitely use more fibre. 12. The pluperfect. A plu that always remembers to say please and thank you, doesn’t put gum in his baby sister’s hair and when he goes to rent a DVD with his mom’s credit card, picks up a romantic movie for her such as Pretty Woman and not one for himself such as The Adventures of Wyatt Burp or the Flatulence Chronicles Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Jewish High Holidays Services WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: The Gibson Retirement Residence, 1955 Steeles Ave. East CONTACT: 905886-0178, COST: Adults $100, family discounts, other rates on request The Jewish High Holidays fall early this year and are fast approaching… Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday evening. Come to services conducted by Rabbi Gary Zweig of Toronto/ Thornhill. For further information, or to register: visit www.shaareizion. org, e-mail info@shaareizion.org or call 905-886-0178.

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Feminist Book Discussion Group WHEN: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library, Room 2, 5120 Yonge Street CONTACT: Diane Meaghan, 416-5095508, diane.meaghan@utoronto.ca COST: Free Feminist Book Discussion Group meets at the North York Central Library on the first Wednesday of each month. The books are available at public libraries. ‘The Postmistress’ will be discussed. Co-sponsored by the Older Women’s Network, and open to all women (even if you haven’t read the book yet). Refreshments.

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Soccer: Seneca Sting Women’s & Men’s Home Openers WHEN: 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m. WHERE: Seneca College’s Newnham Campus, 1750 Finch Avenue East CONTACT: Ryan Phipps, 416-491-5050, ryan.phipps@senecacollege.ca COST: Free The Seneca Sting Men and Women’s soccer teams will play their home opener against the Algonquin Thunder at 2 and 4:15 p.m. at Seneca Soccer field Newnham Campus. 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.

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Bridge / Euchre WHEN: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Blessed Trinity Card Club, 3220 Bayview Ave CONTACT: Jack Kyte, 416-225-9735, johnkyte@rogers.com COST: $1 Blessed Trinity, Willow Card Club is looking for players in Bridge or Euchre every Thursday. Cards followed by refreshments. Season starts Sept. 5. Please contact Patty, 416-222-2874.

Crowdfunding for beginners WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Business Department - North York Central Library, 416-395-5613 COST: Free Join Craig Asano (National Crowdfunding Association of Canada - www.ncfacanada. org) and James Cooper (www.kickstarterforfilmmakers.com) in this beginner’s guide to crowdfunding. This session is great for anyone looking to gain a fuller understanding of what it means to be in the trenches of your own funding campaign. Please phone to register.

Parkinson Society SuperWalk 2013 WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Earl Bales Park Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St CONTACT: 416227-9700, www. parkinsonsuperwalk.ca, Devin. Golets@Parkinson. ca COST: Free Registration start time: 9:30 a.m. Walk start time: 11 a.m. English Buddhist Service WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Toronto Buddhist Temple, 1011 Sheppard Ave W CONTACT: Christina Yanko Sensei, 416-534-4302, rev. yanko@tbc.on.ca COST: Free Although most of our services are in English, this particular service is a large ‘Welcome back from summer holidays’ event. Brain Based Parenting WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Grace Chinese Gospel Church of North York, 201 Tempo Ave. CONTACT: reconnect4@yahoo.ca COST: Free Cantonese with Mandarin Translation. Speaker: Dr. T. Y. Wong, M.D., RMFT, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist.

MP Joe Daniel & MP Chungsen Leung Community BBQ WHEN: Noon to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Cresthaven Park, 37 Cresthaven Drive CONTACT: Alice Mi Wu, 416-4430626, joe.daniel.c1@parl.gc.ca COST: Free MPs Joe Daniel of Don Valley East and Chungsen Leung of Willowdale are delighted to invite you for an afternoon of food and relaxation at Cresthaven Park. Event is free. All are welcome. Councillor Josh Colle’s Fall Festa! WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. WHERE: Glen Long Park, 35 Glen Long Avenue CONTACT: Josh Colle, 416-392-4027, http://joshcolle.ca/, councillor_colle@ toronto.ca COST: Free Family picnic in Glen Long Park with free food, kids’ activities and music by Hey Lucy!

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The ‘life-changing’ experience of immigration As part of the North York Mirror’s Exclusive Look series, we are focusing on the organizations that make up the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub and the services they offer to the community. The Mirror sat down with Ludmila Kolesnichenko, executive director of CUIAS Immigrant Services.

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The Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society (currently referred to as CUIAS Immigrant Services) is a non-profit community based organization founded in 1973. We began by helping defectors in the ’80s, primarily those from eastern European countries, and building support networks for them in Canada. In the late ’80s and early ’90s CUIAS sponsored over 4,000 self-exiles. As the primary sponsor, we were responsible financially for the new arrivals for their first year and also made sure their settlement needs were met beyond their first year in Canada. This responsibility made

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our organization very aware of settlement issues and keenly focused our staff on providing assistance that would guide these immigrants towards successful integration. Although originally we provided services mainly to the eastern European population, we have since expanded to ensure easier access to our services for all immigrant groups. We have served over 18,500 immigrants in the last 10 years alone. Our services can be divided into three main streams: assistance with settlement and adaptation needs, English language training and immigration questions.

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full-time basis Monday to Friday. We are grateful and fortunate to have this opportunity to be part of the local community collaboration initiative.

What has the feedback been like from the local community since you opened the doors there? Since opening our doors at the BathurstFinch Hub we have received tremendous feedback from our clients. As you may know, Bathurst-Finch, which belongs to Westminster/Branson area, has been

designated as an under-serviced priority neighbourhood by the City of Toronto. It is populated by a large community of immigrants from eastern Europe, many of them seniors, who now have access to

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At this time due to funding constraints we are able to provide one settlement counsellor at the Hub. However, I am currently working on increasing funding for an additional staff at the Hub in order to handle the demand for service.

What’s the difference between the location of the Hub and other locations? Being at the Hub provides an opportunity for us to collaborate with other service providers on service delivery (joined group sessions or activities, presentations, etc.) as well as refer our clients for further services (e.g. employment services at JVS, health services at Unison Health and Community Services, legal services at the Downsview Legal Clinic) within the same location. We are actually able to take our client and introduce them to other service pro-

How does your organization fit in with the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub? We are one of the anchoring partners at the Bathurst-Finch Hub. We lease a dedicated space within the Hub and provide settlement and adaptation services to immigrants in the area on

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our services right in their neighbourhood. The response from the community has been overwhelming. Our office at the Hub has been extremely busy, at times unable to handle all the drop-in service requests, in addition to all scheduled appointments, phone calls and emails.

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viders in the building and interpret for the client, if there is a language barrier. Our counsellors speak English, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Romanian languages. Being at the same location with other service providers offers a great networking and collaboration opportunity. It initiates discussion between agencies, brings new ideas and improves overall service delivery, which benefits the residents of Bathurst-Finch.

What are some of your goals in relation to helping residents of Bathurst and Finch? As mentioned earlier, the BathurstFinch area is populated by a large number of immigrants from eastern Europe. It is the largest immigrant group there. Immigration is a life changing experience. Moving to a new country with a new language and culture is challenging for anyone, especially for those who have no relatives or friends in Canada who could help ease their transition to the new life

and provide the necessary support during the adaptation process. We, at CUIAS, have come to understand these challenges very well. Our goal is to provide these immigrants with the necessary assistance, information, advice, and support in order to guide them towards successful integration in Canada.

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community check-up: hillcrest village The North York Mirror looks at the changing trends and demographics in its local neighbourhoods. Data courtesy Statistics Canada via the City of Toronto.

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Languages Russian

Korean

Chinese Mandarin

Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese are common non-official languages in Hillcrest Village. In the 2011 census, 42.2 per cent of residents listed one of the three as their Mother Tongue, and 34 per cent listed one of the three as their Home Language.

Top 10 Mother Tongues

Top 10 Home Languages

1. English 2. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 3. Mandarin 4. Cantonese 5. Persian (Farsi) 6. Korean 7. Romanian 8. Spanish 9. Russian 10. Arabic

1. English 2. Mandarin 3. Chinese (not otherwise specified) 4. Cantonese 5. Persian (Farsi) 6. Korean 7. Russian 8. Romanian 9. Spanish 10. Arabic

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Five-Year change

+3.5% -36.0% Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Hillcrest Village who listed English as their Home Language has increased by 3.5 per cent, though that number has decreased by 6.3 per cent since 2006.

Hillcrest Village: Population (2011): 17,650

Romanian Spanish

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MOTHER TONGUE “Mother Tongue� refers to 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 Hillcrest Village who have English as a Mother Tongue is 29 per cent. That number is 51 per cent in all of Toronto.

The number of people in the 65+ age group (Seniors) has grown 23.3 per cent between 2001 and 2011. This is the only age group to have grown in population.

-3.9% The overall population in Hillcrest Village decreased by 3.9 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

After more than doubling between 2001 and 2006, the total number of people listing Persian (Farsi) as their Home Language dropped significantly between 2006 and 2011: by 36 per cent.

-14.1%

The number of people in Hillcrest Village aged 15-24 (Youth) has dropped 14.1 per cent between 2006 and 2011 (2,880 to 2,475).

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Affordable internet program launched for housing residents LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Children sang the praises of a pilot project offering affordable broadband internet, subsidized computers and software to Toronto Community Housing residents at a special launch event at Cooper Mills in the Dundas Street West and Scarlett Road-area late last month. “It’s so awesome,” said Dahlia, 8, of the Rogers Youth Fund initiative ‘Connected For Success’ program, during an event that featured cupcakes and T-shirts for the kids. “I love computers,” chimed in Aaliyah, also eight. Residents at Cooper Mills were some of the first to sign up for the program, which has been made possible with support from Compugen and Microsoft Canada, and will be rolled out to all Toronto Community Housing (TCH)

complexes in the city. The program, designed to make the World Wide Web accessible to more youth, has the potential to reach as many as 150,000 low-income residents. “Access to the internet is so important, particularly to our youth, but for some people, it’s too expensive,” said TCH CEO Eugene Jones Jr. “This is an example of how, when we all work together – the private sector, community leaders and Toronto Community Housing staff – we can provide youth and all residents in our communities with the tools to succeed.” As part of the program, TCH residents will have access to Rogers Hi-Speed Internet service with speeds of up to 3Mbps and usage allowance of 30 GB for $9.99 monthly. Rogers Communications, in conjunction with Microsoft Canada and Compugen, is providing the option of purchasing a computer for $150,

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which will come pre-loaded with complimentary standard productivity and educational software as well as access to technical support. As a father of three teen boys, Rob Bruce, president of communications at Rogers Communications, said he understands how crucial the internet is to staying connected with peers while keeping up with homework. “We know that roughly two million Canadians do not have internet at home,” Bruce said. “Roughly the same amount don’t own a computer. It’s a digital world in which digital skills and access to the internet are the foundation needed to succeed. Connection to the internet is the gateway to staying on top of homework, working on group projects and communicating with teachers.”

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A benefit photography exhibit will be held at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, with part of the proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross Society to support its ongoing relief efforts. The exhibit starts today and continues to Nov. 9 in the hallway leading to Kobayashi Hall. Photos from the peaceful temples and gardens of Kyoto will be for sale. The JCCC is at 6 Garamond Ct. Call 416441-2345 or visit www.jccc. on.ca/en IN THE SQUARE SERIES WRAPS UP ◗MUSIC This Friday is the last chance this season to catch the weekly Music in the Square series at Shops on Don Mills. Featuring pop, R & B and cover music from Aion Clarke, the event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Shops at Don Mills is

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The Choralairs of North York starts its new season Sept. 24. The group, which began in 1963, rehearses Tuesdays from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. at the Earl Bales Park Community Centre. The group performs at various nursing homes and seniors residences. The Choralairs of North York’s repertoire includes pop, Broadway and folk songs. Visit www. choralairs.com for more information. NEW ART EXHIBIT AT NORTH YORK CENTRAL The newest art exhibit at

North York Central Library kicked off Sunday and runs until the end of the month. Titled Timescapes, the exhibit features artwork by Nancy Hanada, Jeanne Jabanoski, Rosalie Lam, Les Lawrence and Diana Valvasori. For more information, visit torontopubliclibrary.ca ON AI WEI WEI ◗PRESENTATION

Also at the North York Central branch this month is a presentation on one of Asia’s most “prolific, provocative and significant” artists. The event, Ai Wei Wei: A Powerful and Controversial Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art, takes place 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17. Yi Gu will give the presentation. Call 416-395-5639 to register.

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The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. Toronto thrives on your great ideas and actions. We invite you to get involved.

East Don Trail Environmental Environmental Assessment Notice Public Event #2 The City ofToronto andToronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) are hosting an event where you can learn more about the East DonTrail Environmental Assessment (EA) study.You will be able to review summary materials and discuss the project with staff. An overview of the project will be presented at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Join us to learn more about the work completed to date and to provide your feedback on the selection of a preferred trail route. Thursday, September 12, 2013 Open House 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Presentations 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Estonian House 958 Broadview Ave. (south of O'Connor Drive) Use south facing entrance. Background The City ofToronto andTRCA are studying the creation of a multi-use trail system within the East Don valley lands.The proposed trail would provide a key connection in the multiuse trail network, joining the existing East DonTrail (East of Wynford Heights Crescent), Gatineau CorridorTrail (at approximately Bermondsey Road), and the DonTrail System. The Process The East DonTrail study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act and will provide opportunities for public input at key stages. We would like to hear from you This is the second of three public meetings for the study.The first meeting was held on February 13, 2013 to introduce the study and receive feedback on the project objectives. We are now asking for your feedback on:

From top to bottom: John Kamassa dances with a Ghanian flag at the second annual Canadian Ghanian festival of art and culture recently at Earl Bales Park; Abraham Abbey plays drums while Cynthia Ababio, in green, gets some BBQ chicken. The event featured cultural heritage, music, dance, food and fashion Staff photos/Adam Dietrich To see these photos and others from North York community events, visit us at bit. ly/northyork_galleries

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Key issues and opportunities; and

Selection of the preferred trail route

To ensure your comments are incorporated into the planning and design of this project, please provide them by September 27, 2013. To receive project updates by e-mail, sign up at: toronto.ca/eastdontrail. For more information , please contact: Maogosha Pyjor Public Consultation Coordinator City of Toronto Metro Hall, 19th Fl. 55 John St. Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Tel: 416-338-2850 Fax: 416-392-2974 TTY: 416-338-0889 E-mail: mpyjor@toronto.ca Visit: toronto.ca/involved/projects Issue Date: August 29, 2013

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he TTC boosted service to many of its transit routes as of Sept. 1 Thirty-three bus routes, plus streetcar and subway service, have ended lessfrequent summer service in response to increased ridership with the start of the fall schedule. Students looking to get a student photo ID can opt to have their picture taken at Sherbourne Station from Monday to Friday between 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The ID is a must to purchase a discounted monthly pass or pay a student fare. Public meetings on noise wall barrier Metrolinx is planning a series of west-end public meetings to discuss proposed designs for a fivemetre noise wall barrier to go up along the Georgetown South GO rail corridor. Four meetings are scheduled this month starting Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the York West Active Living Centre,

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently launched a new awareness campaign on GO Transit trains. The Veggie Revolution is an initiative from the provocative organization’s youth wing peta2 which posts there would be enough food in the world to end starvation – if everyone

switched to a vegan diet. One hundred and fortysix ads depicting an impoverished young girl with the tagline “When You Eat Meat, She Doesn’t Eat” were posted on GO train cars at the end of August. More car-sharing parking spots open New on-street parking spaces were made available to car-share users this week. Around 26 additional spots are now open in nine locations around the downtown core and East York, which expands a pilot project launched in 2009 by the city to encourage carsharing. There are three carshare providers serving the city: Car2Go, Zipcar and Autoshare. An estimated 40,000 Torontonians make regular use of car-shares. Toronto will also host the 2013 CarSharing Association conference Sept. 16 to 17.

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