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Parkdale Film & Video Showcase open for submissions Filmmakers, here’s your chance to shine – and make Parkdale shine, too. The Parkdale Film & Video Showcase (PFVS), a four-day festival that presents and celebrates the work of Parkdale’s creative community through film and video screenings, critical discussions, installations and performance, is looking for

submissions for its 2014 edition. The festival takes place Aug. 7 to 10. According to a release, this year’s team is looking for work that critically explores the Canadian pastime of drinking. The release said there are two interconnected occurrences: the many drug and alcohol scandals involving Toronto’s municipal

politicians and the increase of bars in Parkdale over the last few years. “Alcohol consumption is a cornerstone of most North American social gatherings. However, it can shake the foundation of any family, community or even city when someone’s drinking becomes destructive,” the release said.

Participants should submit works that “utilize a formal or thematically alternative approach in order to create a unique perspective on this subject matter.” People do not have to reside in Parkdale to submit. The deadline to submit is May 26 at 11:59 p.m. Visit http:// parkdaleshowcase.ca

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peter haggert editor’s desk for caregivers to network with other family members in the same situation; and as well, a chance for caregivers to get a little pampering. It’s absolutely free, and we suggest you register early to attend. Speakers at the show include: w Teepa Snow, who is a highly sought speaker and an occupational therapist currently working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has an independent practice in North Carolina. w Dr. Amy D’Aprix, who is co-founder of Essential Conversations Project, Inc., an organization dedicated to assisting families in having the key planning/decisionmaking discussions while honouring the emotional

components inherent in these conversations. w Shirlee Sharkey, who is president and chief executive officer of Saint Elizabeth Health Care, a leading national health care organization known for its social innovation, strong financial performance and pioneering practices. We encourage you to visit our show website at www. caregivershow.ca for more information and to register for this very special day. If you know someone in the community who is a family member caring for a loved one, why not suggest this show? Presenting sponsor is Saint Elizabeth Health Care. Sponsors include downsizingdiva.com, Alzheimer Society and Community Care Action Centre, among others. Peter Haggert is editor-inchief of Metroland Media Toronto. Contact him at phaggert@insidetoronto.com

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Kids and feral cats share love of ‘litter-a-ture’ Dundas West Animal hospital program fosters volunteering and reading skills in children LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Ve t e r i n a r i a n Dr. S c o t t Bainbridge and his client Julia Gallagher – one-time Grade 5 classmates – can take credit for creating a program that helps kids improve their reading skills while providing homeless kittens some extra love and attention. Inspired by a similar program she heard was offered at an animal shelter in Pennsylvania, Gallagher approached her old friend a n d p e t’s ve t e r i n a r i a n Bainbridge about introducing it at his Dundas West Animal Hospital as part of the clinic’s community outreach activities. Intrigued by the idea, Bainbridge launched the Kitty-Litter-a-ture program last month. The program invites local elementary school students to volunteer their time caring for homeless cats that have been placed up for adoption. After they feed the kittens and clean their litter boxes,

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the children then pick out a book to read to their new feline friends. “It’s a win-win, where the kids get to volunteer their

time, hone their reading skills and the cats get some extra cuddling and socialization in a program that helps to promote the fact that they

are looking for a home,” said Bainbridge, who told The Villager he is always looking for ways to promote his clinic’s cat adoption initia-

tive. Affiliated with Toronto Cat Rescue, the Dundas West Animal Hospital on Dundas Street West at Roncesvalles Avenue, has found homes for as many as 100 kittens. Currently, there are two kittens, about four months of age, seeking forever homes. Kitty-Litter-a-ture’s goal is to help promote the adoption of homeless cats, teach children the value of responsible pet ownership, and foster a love of reading. So far, children have been clients’ children and students from nearby Howard Park P.S. They come in pairs as reading buddies, accompanied by a parent or guardian. “The cats look like they’re listening,” quipped Bainbridge. “It’s a great way to socialize the (former) feral cats.” Ga l l a g h e r, a m o t h e r of three who lives in Roncesvalles Village and also Bainbridge’s neighbour, discovered the American

program through Facebook and immediately thought of Bainbridge. Her 12-year-old daughter has volunteered at his clinic and wants to be a vet. “Getting my kids to read has often seemed like a chore, but getting them to snuggle with kittens is never a problem,” she said. “To see kids actually sit down with a book outside of school time seems to be an increasingly rare event, so it’s wonderful to have a program that not only allows for this to happen, but also introduces kids to the idea of volunteering within their community. A love of animals is a great thing to nurture too.” It just “checks so many boxes – you can’t lose,” she said. The Kitty-Litter-a-ture program runs every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Dundas West Animal Hospital, 2160 Dundas St. W.

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Scadding community centre gardening program growing JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com Scadding Court Community Centre has long offered a gardening programming with an eye to feeding those in need. The centre has added a new greenhouse made out of an old shipping container, matching the style of its Market 707 vendors. The greenhouse was donated by Giant Container Services and was officially launched at Scadding’s Seedy Saturday event in March. “We started by planting seeds in it on Seedy Saturday and we’ll use it to grow seedlings that we can plant out in the community or sell at a plant sale,” said Scadding Court community and urban agriculture worker Krista Fry. “It extends our growing season to 10 months out of the year.” The greenhouse measures 20 feet by eight feet. It will

be fitted with a shade cloth in summer to facilitate the growing of hot weather plants and a heating blanket in the fall to help green, leafy plants grow. Fry noted the planting schedule has already been determined for much of the year. “We started with eggplant, which needs a longer growing season, and we’ll do tomatoes and peppers next. After that, we’ll plant cucumbers, pumpkin and squash,” she said. The first Seedy Saturday saw more than 400 eggplant seeds planted, of which Fry is hopeful 300 to 350 will actually sprout. Once the seeds become seedlings, they will be transported to a large garden plot in Alexandra Park, where community volunteers will tend to them. “We have a huge 1,500-foot garden plot where volunteers grow food for the local food

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bank and our hot meals program,” Fry said. Proceeds from the plant sale will go back to Scadding’s gardening program, while

additional food grown there will go toward after-school programs and community meals. The sheer volume of plants

grown will allow the greenhouse to keep itself going in perpetuity. Seeds from some of the food grown will be used to plant again next year, with

some additional seeds going to help other communities. “ We’ve sent seeds to Palestine to a refugee village, and we’ve sent seeds to Haiti,” Fry said. The new greenhouse will also serve other uses said Scadding Court Community Centre manager of development and community engagement Nikki Toten. “We’ll be able to store a lot of equipment in there,” she said. “It will also be something (local park advocacy group) Friends of Alexandra Park will be able to use.” Toten said Scadding has had use of a greenhouse for years, but pointed out that it was no longer suited for growing. “It was dilapidated,” she said. “It’s been held together by duct tape for a while now.” For more information on the program or to volunteer, call 416-392-0335 or email kristaf@scaddingcourt.org

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t may actually be that spring has sprung. Excuse us for taking this rare opportunity to use this space to talk about a few spring initiatives we at The Parkdale Villager have underway. First and foremost, we’d like you to take a look at our caregivershow.ca website, promoting our upcoming very special day at the Direct Energy Centre. You’ll be hearing a lot in the coming weeks about this show, aimed at being a resource and a respite for family caregivers. We don’t all consider ourselves family caregivers, but in truth, one in four cares for a family member or friend who has some form of short or long-term incapacity. At The Caregiver Show, on May 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be sessions on caring for family members, an opportunity to learn about resources available to help caregivers, and an opportunity to our view meet people in the same circumstance for friendship and empathy. yes, we want to offer a little New season And pampering for caregivers as well. It’s a free day. For more informabrings new tion and to register, please go to opportunities the caregivershow.ca website. On a different spring note, you may have noticed information on UsedToronto.com, our latest platform for family-friendly classifieds. It’s time to clean out those closets, basements and garages and make a little money. What’s old to you can be new to someone else this spring. A third initiative is our new portal celebrating Toronto’s interest in the upcoming World Cup. Go to parkdalevillager.com and in the rotating carousel of eight stories, you’ll see one takes you to our World Cup pages. Have a favourite soccer team? Are you a blogger? We’d love to hear from you. So apologies once again to expand in this space on how we’re dealing with spring. But we thought it was useful information. The Caregiver Show is a tremendous and rare opportunity for family caregivers. We hope you’ll pass it along to someone in need. UsedToronto is a practical solution to spring cleanup. And then, perhaps the joy of summer activities in some neighbourhoods will be the celebration of this year’s World Cup, June 12 to July 13. Teams from 32 countries will battle it out for world soccer supremacy at this year’s tourney in Brazil and we have passionate Toronto residents following each team. Enjoy your spring and enjoy the city!

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s I write this the morning of April 1, reporters and cameras are camped outside the mayor’s office, waiting for our chief magistrate to show up for council. It is antsy business, for more reasons than April Fool’s Day worries: encounters with the mayor at city hall are chancy operations. Ford makes it difficult. Sometimes, he breaks into a run. A couple of weeks ago, when reporters and cameras were following him in from a hot dog run in Nathan Phillips Square, the mayor called a charge through reporters lining a public staircase, knocking down a photographer. He was closely accompanied by city hall security, as he often is – with security imposing themselves between photographers and the mayor, and at one point, asking reporters to stop shouting questions. The same guard was

david nickle the city bowled over himself in the crush. The situation was hardly a safe one for anyone in city hall at the time. Reporters and camera people were in immediate harm’s way, but so too were members of the public, attempting to access city hall. The mayor might also have harmed himself, although he seemed to feel he had the matter under control. Now, no one was seriously hurt – or at least says that they were. But the goings-on at city hall between the mayor, the press and security are an ongoing worry. Late last year, when the mayor was losing his power, security in council chambers stood by while the mayor bumped into city councillor Pam McConnell as he ran across the floor

of council, and allowed the mayor’s driver Jerry Agyemang to photograph members of the public in an intimidating way while the Ford brothers goaded them on. It is interesting to note that last week, while I was attempting to photograph Porter Airlines president and CEO Robert Deluce making a deputation in council chambers from the same angle, security put a stop to it. It is clear there are different sets of rules for the public and the press – even councillors – and members of the mayor’s personal staff. As a matter of disclosure, when I’m not writing this column, I’m serving as president of the City Hall Press Gallery, and trying to deal with these matters. I do so with some sympathy for at least two of the three sides. As journalists, we have to be able to ask difficult questions and confront city politicians

with uncomfortable truths. That’s not negotiable. And yet the situation that city hall security find themselves in these days is unprecedented: looking after the safety of everyone in city hall, with a chief magistrate that demands they double as a personal guard and has been known to behave erratically. It is an awful situation. But at least until the election and quite possibly beyond, it’s a situation that will persist. As I finish writing this column, Ford has arrived at city hall. When reporters asked him where he might have been, he responded by pushing through the throng and grabbing the lens of a camera held by a CTV cameraman, pushing it away and disappearing into his office. It’s hardly an incident to inspire feelings of security.

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BAKE BREAD WITH THE WEST-END FOOD CO-OP Learn to make your own bread in the West-End Food Co-op kitchen, 1229 Queen St. W. April 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. with registration at 5:45 p.m. James Partanen will lead participants through a recipe and discussion about local food, preserving and food security.

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FILL IN A SURVEY ABOUT PARK PERMITS How do you think the park permits should work? City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation is asking people to fill in a Parks Permits Online Survey at http://cityoftoronto. fluidsurveys.com/s/permits/ until April 11. The survey asks questions on how people use parks for their events and certain activities, and how the city could improve the process.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETIES MEET IN MAY It’s time to think gardening with the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto, which starts meeting again in May. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month at BonarParkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Ave., except the May meeting, which is at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.parkdaletorontohort.com/ events

COMMUNITY MEETING ON 171 EAST LIBERTY A community meeting on the 171 East Liberty development proposal takes place Wednesday, April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brazen Head. Ward 19 Councillor Mike Layton and Toronto Planning are hosting a presentation of the revised development plan along with opportunity for questions.

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Planter to brighten Parkdale corner A tiny bit of community improvement on the corner of Wilson Park Road and King Street West will bloom this spring In the fall, a small circular planter was constructed on a bump at King Street West and Wilson Park. The idea came from the community, including architect and area resident David Oleson, when neighbours saw the city doing work in the area and identi-

fied an opportunity to create some green space. “It is a little victory,” Oleson said. “To the city’s credit, they came forward with a proposal for an oval planter that still preserves the sidewalk.” The planter will feature hardy shrubs and flowers including black-eyed Susans, Japanese yews and day lilies. The first planting will take place in the spring.

Pa r k d a l e - H i g h Pa r k Councillor Gord Perks said it is indicative of the Parkdale area that neighbours would see a concrete slab and speak out to help create something more. “We are really lucky in Parkdale that we have an awful lot of thoughtful people who understand the beauty of small things and are willing to do the work to make them happen,” Perks said.

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THE KINGSWAY - 92 WILLINGDON BLVD.

BILL MOHAN

$1,629,000. Gracious & stately four bedroom Kingsway residence. Traditional center hall plan allows for endless possibilities. Professionally finished basement features a multi dimensional entertainment area for enjoying a good movie or gaming. The wine cellar, three piece bathroom, multiple built-ins, office area, ample storage and closet space complete this well designed space. Enjoy outdoor entertaining on the huge west facing deck featuring built-in lighting and a seven person hot tub. Experience the freedom to walk to all this neighbourhood offers its residents: restaurants, shops, parks, library, Royal York subway, community centre and so much more. The city at your doorstep. Approved building plans for a gross floor area (GFA) of 3625 sq. ft. Please inquire for specifics. Floor plan and virtual tour at www.venturehomes.ca ST ! JU TED LIS

Perfect for a first time buyer, bi-level two bed plus den stacked townhome in the heart of the Junction Triangle. Walking distance to the subway, Rail-Path, High Park, shops, restaurants, pubs and amenities along emerging Bloor Street. Parking and locker included. OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4PM 40 Merchant Lane, Unit 118 - $374,900

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Two bedroom condo at the base of High Park. Amazing corner unit with a great layout and lots of upgrades. Open plan living/dining area with large balcony and stunning panoramic views of the Lake and City. Parking and locker included. Walk to transit and the lake-shore. 103 The Queensway, Unit 2105 - $429,900

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374 Sunnyside Ave. Nestled in the most vibrant part of High Park/ Roncy. 2.5 storey 5 bdrm det. with much of the charm still intact. Lovely back yard with newer huge concreteoversized2cargarageplusexteriorparking.No public open house. Call for appointment. $1,149,000.

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32 TAMARACK CIRCLE. Fab 3 388 Roncesvalles Ave. Main 328 High Park Ave. Gorgeous 2+ Bdrm 2ND & bdrm condo townhome in a smaller fl commercial space. Busiest 3RD fl apt. A/C. Hardwood flrs. Totally reno with complex that’s well run. Garage, yard, Block. Approx. 1,200 S.F. balcony & all new appliances. Approx 1,200 S.F. pvt drive. Estate Sale! $479,000. Renovated. $3,500. P/Month. Available June 1st. $2,500 plus hydro. Parking incl.

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Frank Leo

GUARANTEED H OVER 1.5 ACRES IN PRESTIGIOUS EDGEHILL GARDENS!! Spectacular Stone Mansion in ultra private setting, one of Toronto’s finest neighbourhoods. Fabulous country living in the city, multiple walkouts,pool complex with gazebo,fresh water pond,tennis courts,master retreat,simply stunning.Incredible 690’ depth with access from cul-de-sac great potential for future development. One of a kind jewel, please contact Frank Leo for any questions. $6,300,000

SPECTACULAR LUXURY ESTATE!

Incredible Royal York/Edenbridge 5bdrm 2 storey on beautifully landscaped 100’ x 210’ ravine lot. Resort-like terraced back garden, waterfall pond, gazebo and in-ground pool. Gorgeous 2 storey foyer, fabulous gourmet kitchen, main floor billiard room w/English style bar, Stunning 2 storey family rm with huge custom library wall and ladder rail. Spacious large lower level rec. rm with w/o absolutely a must see $2,399,900!!

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Situated on a Quiet Court fronting on The National Golf Club, Spectacular custom built bungaloft on a Premium pie shaped professionally landscaped lot, circular driveway, double door entry to lavish foyer, gourmet design kitchen, gold accents, island of your dreams, open concept Family room, walkout to terrace, magnificent master bedroom retreat with luxury appointments, 5 piece ensuite, W/I closet, sitting area with gas fireplace. This Exquisite Bungalow is the home you deserve. $1,749,900

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Fabulous 167’ x 252’ lot, prime MP-2 + residential zoning, with large recently renovated 4 bedroom side split. Attached 2 car garage, and separate 4000 square ft fully insulated, heated steel, concrete 3 truck garage w/ service pit, perfect for large vehicle repair/service. Must be seen for $1,950,000!!

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CUSTOM BUILT BUNGALOW WITH 5 CAR GARAGE One of a kind sprawling stone Ranch Bungalow on a premium 100 ft lot with guest house. Built to exacting standards, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, Professionally landscaped, long private drive. A dream home and garage paradise. Close to amenities + Hwys in a fabulous neighbourhood, only $1,650,000!!

ROYAL YORK / NORSEMAN Custom built 4 + 2 bdrm 2 storey with addition, gorgeous renovated kitchen & baths, granite counter tops, gleaming hardwood floor, 4 full baths, main floor. Family room & den, 2nd floor laundry, finished basement with separate entrance, quality craftsmanship throughout, thousands spent must be seen for $1,100,000

PRESTIGIOUS COURT LOCATION!!

Central Etobicoke, Luxury 4 bedroom, 2 Storey situated on a premium pie shaped lot. Fabulous center hall plan with circular staircase. Spectacular kitchen with built in appliances and granite counter top. Large principal rooms, master retreat, finished basement, thousand spent on upgrades. The home you have been waiting for only $1,025,000!!

INCREDIBLE CUSTOM BUILT BEAUTY!!

Stunning renovated 3+1bdrm 2 storey, in high demand south Etobicoke, just steps to the Lake, Parks, schools, shops, & all conveniences. Spectacular ultra luxury modern finishes thru-out, custom gourmet kitchen, granite countertop, SS appl, main flr family & laundry rm, 4 amazing full washrooms, master with 5 pc ensuite & w/o to balcony, coffered ceiling, waterfall detached double garage and much more, must be seen for $949,900!!

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Wow Wow!! Detached renovated 4+1 bedroom in high demand neighbourhood, surrounded by million dollar properties. Simply spectacular kitchen with stainless steel appliances, overlooking family room with walk out. Finished basement ideal for in-law suite only $899,900!!

WESTON/RUTHERFORD

Gorgeous brick + stone 2 storey 4 bedroom in high demand location. Open concept living + dining rooms, upgraded maple kitchen + stainless steel appliances, granite countertop, gleaming hardwood floors, crown mouldings, California shutters plus much more only $599,900!!

THE RESIDENCE OF SPRING HILL!!

Spacious 1,130 square feet of luxury living space on main floor. 1 bedroom condo with massive den, 10’ ceilings, high quality finishes thru-out, open concept living & dining room with fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors, walk-out to huge balcony with conservation and pond views, absolutely must be seen for only $499,900!!

DETACHED BRICK + STONE 2 STOREY

4+1 bedroom in high demand Weston/Rutherford location. 9ft ceiling on main floor, open concept living + dining room, main floor den + family room with gas fire place, large family size kitchen, professionally finished basement ideal for entertaining or in-law suite, 5 bathrooms, gorgeous interlock patio + walkway, close to amenities, steps to church. Simply must be seen for only $829,900!!

HOOVER PARK & SANFORD!!

Spacious 5+1 bedroom detached Mattamy built 2 storey in Stouffville. 4 washrooms, gleaming hardwood floors, 9’ ceiling, open concept kitchen with breakfast area, granite countertop and under mounted sink, formal dining room, large living room, professionally finished basement, extensive upgrades and quality finishing throughout. Must be seen for $599,900!!

DETACH BUNGALOW WITH ADDITION

Situated on a 145 ft deep lot, 3+1 bedroom, open concept living + dining room, family size kitchen, separate entrance to In-law suite, long private drive, massive double garage at back, family neighbourhood. Excellent Value only $499,900!!

BUNGALOW ON PRIVATE 10 ACRE LOT

Fantastic renovated sprawling bungalow in Caledon. 390 ft frontage x 1095 ft deep lot with pond, 4 car garage on paved road, modern kitchen, granite countertop, open concept layout, sunken living room, master bedroom retreat with sitting area + magnificent ensuite walkout basement only $799,900!!

WESTON & TESTON!! Amazing Luxury 3 bedroom semi on a premium lot, 3 bathrooms, gleaming dark hardwood, upgraded kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, spacious living + dining room, crown moulding, custom window coverings, interlock patio, fully fenced and landscaped lot, plus many extras for only $589,900!!

LIBERTY VILLAGE 2 STOREY CONDO!!

Fabulous 2 bedroom, large combined living & dining room, with cathedral ceilings, 17’ floor to ceiling windows, W/O to balcony, 2nd floor laundry, modern kitchen with European appliances, 2 washrooms, master with ensuite, parking, locker, and all amenities for only $449,900!!

DETACHED GEM, COURT LOCATION!!

Situated on a premium pie shaped lot in high demand central Etobicoke neighbourhood, family size kitchen, open concept living room, large family room, finished basement ideal for entertaining or possible in-law suite. Double garage, close to amenities, minutes to downtown + airport.

Sold in 1Wk for 107% of Asking!!

DUNDAS AND HUMBERCREST!! Fabulous Court location, Lambton/ Baby Point area. Impressive 3 bedroom 2 storey, brick home. Shows very well, updated kitchen, large living + dining room, dark hardwood floors, 2 bathrooms, finished basement and many extras for only $549,900!!

TRIDEL’S ‘PARC NUVO’ CONDO!!

Fantastic location close to subway. Large spotless 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner unit. Spacious and bright, lots of windows, shows like a model suite. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, rich dark floors, glass shower, custom Hunter Douglas window blinds. 5 Star building amenities and close to all conveniences. Simply must be seen for only $449,900!!

DUFFERIN & HALLAM!!

Fabulous Trinity Bellwoods opportunity! Spacious 3 bedroom semi, newer roof, furnace, & windows, recently water proofed & re-insulated home, beautiful Stucco exterior finish, hardwood floors throughout, mutual drive to new garage with hoist and 100 amp service, plus 200 amp service for the house and much more for only $799,000!!

HEART OF YORKVILLE

Chic and sophisticated New York style Loft, Exclusive Boutique Building, luxury 2 bedroom, Soaring 17 ft ceiling, open concept living area, granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, 2 balconies, parking, step to Yorkville shops, cafes, restaurants, and subway. Only $529,900!!

BAY SOUTH OF COLLEGE!!

Spacious 2 bedroom condo in Central Toronto, walk to subway, bus, shops, school, hospital, financial district, Yorkville, Eaton Center, and all conveniences. Fabulous corner suite, 9’ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, large combined living + dining room, marble floor, w/o to balcony with impressive city views for only $429,900!!

HE R AN OTLD SO HAWTHORNE VILLAGE

Beautiful open concept design layout, gleaming hardwood floor in living + dining rooms, crown mouldings, upgraded kitchen, master bedroom, retreat with full ensuite + W/I closet, professionally finished basement with 2nd kitchen, ideal for in-law suite or for entertaining. Amazing value simply must be soon for only $399,900!!

CUSTOM BUILT RAISED BUNGALOW!!

Large 3 bedroom home in the picturesque town of Lefroy, just North of Bradford. Renovated eatin kitchen, W/O to deck, spacious open concept living & dining room, laminate floors thru-out, large private fenced lot, steps to Killarney Beach, and Lake must be seen for only $339,900!!

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Wow, totally renovated end unit. Spectacular open concept layout, gleaming hardwood floor, custom kitchen, master bedroom retreat with magnificent renovated full ensuite, soaker tub, B/I cupboards, incredible sun lit suite, professionally finished basement, w/o to 2 parking spaces (large enough for 3 cars), loaded with upgrades + extras.

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Incredible custom upgraded unit. 1 bdrm + den, beautifully renovated kitchen, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, laminate floors, undermount sink, pot lights, crown moulding, custom B/I shelves, and much more, plus all amenities. Must be seen for only $299,000!!

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Charming two storey home in High Park! 3 bedroom semi with 2 baths, formal living & dining rooms, original wood trim, French door, eat-in kitchen overlooking deck and backyard. For more information please call Niraj Sharma or visit 331IndianGrove.com $699,000

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Saturday Writers at the High Park Library WHEN: 9:30 to 11 a.m. WHERE: High Park Library, 228 Roncesvalles Ave. CONTACT: Brian Bertrand, 416393-7672 COST: Free Read from and discuss works in progress. Prose, poetry, essays welcome. Art Garage WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Bloor/ Gladstone Library, 1101 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: 416-393-7674 COST: Free Join the Art Garage Inc. team and make a craft to take home at the library. Materials are limited. First come, first served. Appropriate for children seven to 12.

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My Favourite Trails WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: highparkwalkingtours@yahoo. ca COST: Free Councillor Sarah Doucette leads a ramble through some places in High Park she especially enjoys, including the zoo. Meet at the Grenadier benches.

w Tuesday, April 8

THE MARS PROJECT: A Documentary about Mental Illness WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE:

Volunteer Certified General Accountants will be on site to offer free tax preparation services, by appointment, to individuals with an annual income under $35,000 or families with an annual income below $40,000. Call 416-769-5072 to book an appointment.

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Parkdale Community Cleanup Day WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Parkdale Village CONTACT: www.parkdale.to, info@parkdale.to COST: Fee The Parkdale Residents Association will be sponsoring local clean-up crews. Join a team or become a street captain and get others involved!

Toronto Indie Arts Market WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. CONTACT: www. torontoindieartsmarket.com COST: $5, partial proceeds to Sketch Join more than 50 artisans and makers at the Toronto Indie Arts Market as it celebrates spring.

Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www.parkdalevillager.com. Read weeks of listings from your neighbourhood as well as events from across Toronto. Annette Street Library, 145 Annette St. CONTACT: 416-393-7521 COST: Free The Mars Project is a film that documents Toronto hip hop recording artist Khari’s history and daily life, and the deep complexities of mental health and inadequacies of the current Canadian health system. The director will be in attendance and welcomes a discussion following the screening. For teens and adults. Revue Cinema & Toronto Silent Film Festival present The Last

Command WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. CONTACT: http://torontosilentfilmfestival. com COST: $15 Closing night of the festival. Josef von Sternberg’s stunning exposé on Hollywood casts. Plus: Behind the Screen 1916 with Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance Live piano accompaniment by Jordan Klapman. Tax clinic hosted WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: St. John’s Polish National Church, 186 Cowan Ave. CONTACT: 416769-5072, http://peggynash.ndp.ca/ taxclinics COST: Free

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Survivors of Conflict WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. WHERE: Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen St. W. CONTACT: 416-393-7686 Join journalist Suhana Meharchand for a discussion of how people can survive conflict with their humanity intact. Peacekeeper Captain (Ret.) Percy Purpura, Doctors Without Borders’ Dr. Raghu Venugopal and Salvadoran Civil War survivor Manuel Rodriguez discuss their own work and life in conflict zones.Stay after the panel for a Human Library event from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Check out “human books” and learn from their experiences. Email whatson@ torontopubliclibrary.ca for details.

w Saturday, April 12

Spring has Sprung – Family Nature Walk WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside Dr. CONTACT: 416-392-1748, ext. 2, www.highparknaturecentre.com, naturecentre@highpark.org COST: $2/person or donate-what-you-can After such an intense winter, join us as we search for signs of spring! Listen for the birds returning. Look for waking bugs and investigate promising leaf buds. No registration necessary. Easter Egg Hunt WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: High Park Library, 228 Roncesvalles Ave. CONTACT: Ted Karkut, 416-393-7671, COST: Free Get a clue and try to find the hidden paper egg. A tasty chocolate egg is your reward.

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After 100 years as a Toronto landmark, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is hardly showing its age. The institution marked its 100th birthday with a celebration recently, giving a nod to its past but also looking toward an interactive future. ROM Director and CEO Janet Carding noted the anniversary marked an impressive milestone. “It’s a day to remember the museum’s founders and their vision to build a museum which should belong to the people,” she said. “For a century, the ROM has been making groundbreaking discoveries, leading innovative research, broadening our perspectives on the world and connecting communities.” She pointed out the ROM team was looking to expand its programming further through technology and interactivity. The museum will host special events and celebrations in the coming

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The ROM celebrated its 100th anniversary March 19.

months. “We start this spring by looking back 100 years with our beautiful Around 1914 exhibition on the Art Nouveau,” she said. The exhibit launched on the 29th of March. In April, the ROM will celebrate the volunteers, while May will allow two chances of a behind-the-scenes look at the ROM: “... for the first time in its history, without having to come on a special group guided tour, you’ll be able to experience the whole ROM – the conservation workshops, the DNA labs, the teaching suites, the libraries and of

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Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) has completed the draft Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Union Pearson (UP) Express Traction Power Substation Project. Metrolinx is proposing to electrify the UP Express service from Union Station in the City of Toronto to Pearson International Airport in the City of Mississauga. A separate Environmental Assessment Study is being carried out by Metrolinx for this project, in accordance with O. Reg. 231/08 – Transit Project Assessment Process. Hydro One is seeking approval for the Traction Power Substation, which will be connected to Ontario’s electrical system. This substation will convert the voltage from 230 kV to 25 kV so that it can be used to power electric trains. The project area is shown on the map below.

announced by the TTC Tuesday will see stations with less ridership shuttered and sold to developers to construct high-density subway platform condos. Chester and Bessarion stations were among those on the chopping block. TTC chief customer Chris Upfold and communications chief Brad Ross explained the plan to TTC users in a short web video. If it all sounds like a joke, that’s because the “plan” was part of an April Fool’s Day gag intended to highlight something the TTC believes is no laughing matter: the lack of stable, long term funding for the transit commission. changes wTheService announced by TTC TTC also announced (for real) changes to multiple lines that will see increased vehicle frequency on some routes and reduction or outright cancellation of service on others. The changes took effect this week and are part of a regular TTC service review. For details on the changes, visit www.ttc.ca Transit seasonal schedwGOGO ule changes Transit also announced sea-

How to provide your input: This project is being planned in accordance with the Class Environmental Assessment for Minor Transmission Facilities, approved under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act. Hydro One is making the draft ESR available for a 30-day public review and comment period, beginning April 1, 2014. The draft ESR can be viewed at www.HydroOne.com/projects. Hard copies of the draft ESR will be available for review at the following locations: Ministry of the Environment Environmental Approvals Branch 2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A Toronto, ON M4V 1L5 tel: 416-314-8001 or 1-800-461-6290

Ministry of the Environment Central Region Office 5775 Yonge Street Place Nouveau, 8th Floor Toronto, ON M2M 4J1 tel: 416-326-6700 or 1-800-810-8048

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Metrolinx-GO Transit 20 Bay Street, Suite 600 Toronto, ON M5J 2W3 tel: 416-874-5910

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A group of aspiring youth political leaders are taking part in a debate this week at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. Representatives from the four major provincial parties were expected to take part in From the Boardroom to the Dorm Room, scheduled for Wednesday. The debate was organized by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and intended to stimulate discussion on improving commute times for university students in the GTA, which, according to a press release, often exceeds the region’s daily average of 82 minutes per day.

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Written questions or comments on the draft ESR must be received by Hydro One no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2014. Please address your correspondence to: Patricia Staite, Environmental Planner Hydro One Networks Inc. 483 Bay Street, South Tower, 6th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2P5 e-mail: Community.Relations@HydroOne.com tel: 1-877-345-6799 Hydro One will respond to and make best efforts to resolve any issues raised by concerned parties during the public review period. If no concerns are expressed, Hydro One will finalize the draft ESR and file it with the Ministry of the Environment. The project will then be considered acceptable and may proceed as outlined in the ESR. The Environmental Assessment Act has provisions that allow interested parties to ask for a higher level of assessment for a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) project if they feel that outstanding issues have not been adequately addressed by Hydro One. This higher level of assessment is referred to as a Part II Order request. Such requests must be addressed in writing to the Minister of the Environment and received no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2014, at the following address: Ministry of the Environment 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 12th Floor Toronto, ON M4V 1P5 Please note that a duplicate copy of a Part II Order request must also be sent to Hydro One’s Environmental Planner at the address noted above. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez composer le 416 869-3200 ou le 1 888 GET-ON-GO (438-6646).

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NOTICE OF COMPLETION Environmental Project Report THE PROJECT Metrolinx has completed an Environmental Project Report (EPR) in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08 for the Union Pearson (UP) Express Electrification project. Metrolinx is proposing to electrify the UP Express service beginning at the future UP Express Union Station in the City of Toronto and terminating at the future UP Express Pearson Station (at Terminal 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport) in the City of Mississauga. The project involves the electrification of approximately 25 kilometres of track along the Union Station GO Rail Corridor and Kitchener GO Rail Corridor to Highway 427, where the route then follows the new UP Express spur line (under construction) into Pearson Airport (see key map below). The purpose of the project is to convert the UP Express service from diesel to electric power, which will be achieved through a Traction Electrification System that will provide electrical power to the trains by means of a power distribution system. An Overhead Contact System (wiring system) will be suspended from a number of support structures (i.e. portals, cantilevers) placed along and over the track. Two paralleling stations and a new maintenance facility are also required. In addition, a separate Environmental Assessment study is being carried out by Hydro One for the proposed Traction Power Substation, in accordance with the Class EA for Minor Transmission Facilities. Electrification of the UP Express is part of The Big Move, Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan, which will dramatically improve how people move in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Funding for electrification is dependent on the Metrolinx Investment Strategy. THE PROCESS The environmental impact of this transit project was assessed and an Environmental Project Report prepared in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings. The EPR for the UP Express Electrification project is now available for a 30-day review period starting April 1, 2014 on the project website (http://www.gotransit.com/electrification/en/default.aspx) and at the following locations: Ministry of the Environment Environmental Approvals Branch 2 St. Clair Avenue West Floor 12A Toronto, ON M4V 1L5 tel: 416-314-8001 or 1-800-461-6290 Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. City of Toronto City Clerk’s Office Toronto City Hall 100 Queen Street West 13th Floor, West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 tel: 416-392-8016 Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ministry of the Environment Central Region Office 5775 Yonge Street Place Nouveau, 8th Floor Toronto, ON M2M 4J1 tel: 416-326-1825 Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Metrolinx/GO Transit 20 Bay Street Suite 600 Toronto, ON M5J 2W3 tel: 416-874-5910 Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Weston Public Library 2 King Street Toronto, ON M9N 1K9 tel: 416-394-1016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Richview Public Library 1806 Islington Avenue Toronto, ON M9P 3N3 tel: 416-394-5120 Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mount Dennis Public Library 1123 Weston Road Toronto, ON M6N 3S3 tel: 416 394-1008 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Parkdale Public Library 1303 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M6K 1L6 tel: 416-393-7686 Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Perth/Dupont Public Library 1589 Dupont Street Toronto, ON M6P 3S5 tel: 416-393-7677 Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Interested persons are encouraged to review this document and provide comments by April 30, 2014 to: Karen Pitre Executive Director, Electrification Metrolinx-GO Transit 20 Bay Street, Suite 600 Toronto, ON M5J 2W3 tel: 416-874-5910 e-mail: Karen.Pitre@metrolinx.com There are circumstances where the Minister of the Environment has the authority to require further consideration of the transit project or impose conditions on it. These include if the Minister is of the opinion that: • The transit project may have a negative impact on a matter of provincial importance that relates to the natural environment or has cultural heritage value or interest; or • The transit project may have a negative impact on a constitutionally protected Aboriginal or treaty right. Before exercising the authority referred to above, the Minister is required to consider any written objections to the transit project that he or she may receive within 30 days after the Notice of Completion of the Environmental Project Report is first published. If you have discussed your issues with the proponent and you object to the project, you can provide a written submission to the Minister of the Environment by no later than April 30, 2014 to the address provided below. All submissions must clearly indicate that an objection is being submitted and describe any negative impacts to matters of provincial importance (natural/cultural environment) or Aboriginal rights. Environmental Approvals Access and Service Integration Branch Ministry the Environment Attention: Adam Sanzo, Project Officer 2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A Toronto, ON M4V 1L5 tel: 416-314-8001 or 1-800-461-6290 fax: 416-314-8452 e-mail: EAASIBGen@ontario.ca If not already provided, a copy of the objection will be forwarded to the proponent by the ministry. All personal information included in a submission such as name, address, telephone number and property location is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s. 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the Project Officer or the Ministry of the Environment’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-327-1434. This notice was first published on April 1, 2014. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez composer le 416 869-3200 ou le 1 888 GET-ON-GO (438-6646).

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19 | PARKDALE VILLAGER | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Masonry & Concrete


PARKDALE VILLAGER | Thursday, April 3, 2014 |

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Offers in effect Thursday, April 3rd to Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

SENIORS’ DISCOUNT DAY EVERY TUESDAY CUSTOMERS 55 AND OLDER

SAVE 15%

ON ALMOST ALL BED & BATH ITEMS AND FASHIONS & FOOTWEAR FOR THE FAMILY OFFER EXCLUDES #195XXX ITEMS. ID MAY BE REQUIRED

ALL MAJOR APPLIANCES

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL

10 20

Unless otherwise stated, while quantities last. Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated. Offers exclude all 195XXX items. Some items may be reconditioned or refurbished.

ALL WOODEN, LEATHER AND UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

%- %

%

OFF

Already Reduced Outlet Prices

Some items may be reconditioned or refurbished.

30

%

%

OFF

Sears Original Prices

OFF

Already Reduced Prices

Prices as marked.

ALMOST ALL MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SWEATERS, LONG-SLEEVE TOPS AND WOMEN’S PANTS

Offer excludes #195XXX items

2 DAYS ONLY!!

SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH AND SUNDAY, APRIL 6TH ALMOST ALL AREA RUGS

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL

%

ALLS REFRIGERATORS AND DISHWASHERS

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL

30%

25

%

OFF

OFF

Already Reduced Prices

Sears Original Prices

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL

SAVE UP TO

20

OFF

ALMOST ALL WOMEN’S AND KID’S FOOTWEAR INCLUDING BOOTS!

GREAT SELECTION OF MATTRESSES

75

60

SAVE A MINIMUM

Already Reduced Prices

PLUS Save a further 10% when you use your Sears Financial™ Credit Card†

OFF

Already Reduced Prices

Offer excludes #195XXX area rugs

PLUS Save a further 5% when you use your Sears Financial™ Credit Card † Cannot be combined with any other current sale offer

Sale prices in effect Thursday, April 3 to Wednesday, April 9 , 2014 unless otherwise stated, while quantities last. Offers do not apply to purchases made prior to April 3 , 2014. All items have been priced for final sale. Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated Ask for details.

Dixie Outlet Mall

Dixie Road

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rd

Hwy. 427

DIXIE OUTLET

Cawthra Road

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Hurontario st.

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Lake Shore Blvd.

STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-9PM SAT. APRIL 5TH 9:30AM-6PM SUN. APRIL 6TH 11AM-6PM

REXDALE OUTLET 2200 Islington Ave. N.

STORE HOURS:

MON.-FRI. 10AM-9PM SAT. APRIL 5TH 9:00AM-6PM SUN. APRIL 6TH 11AM-6PM

Sears Catalogue shopping

Personal shopping only. Savings offers do not include Parts & Service or Sundry Merchandise, Items with #195XXX & Sears ‘Value’ Programs with prices ending in .97. All merchandise sold “as is” and all sales final. No exchanges, returns or adjustments on previously purchased merchandise; savings offers cannot be combined. No dealers; we reserve the right to limit quantities. Prices do not include home delivery. Although we strive for accuracy, unintentional errors may occur. We reserve the right to correct any error. ‘Reg.’, ‘Was’ and ‘Sears selling price’ refer to the Sears Catalogue or Retail store price current at time of merchandise receipt. Offers valid at Sears Rexdale and Dixie Outlet Stores. ©2014 Sears Canada Inc. †Sears Financial™ MasterCard®, Sears Financial™ Voyage™ MasterCard® or Sears Card offers are on approved credit. Sears® and VoyageTM are a registered Trademarks of Sears, licensed for use in Canada. ®/ TM - MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated.

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