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What to do with Roxton Road parks? ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com When dreaming of what a park can become, the Friends of Roxton Road Parks say why not dream big. Roxton Road runs parallel to Ossington Avenue, north of Dundas Street West. On the south end of the street there are three city parks: • Fred Hamilton Park, a

fair-sized park with trees and that features benches, a splash pad and bocce ball courts; • George Ben Park, a large sports field-type space beside St. Luke Catholic School; • and Roxton Road Parkette, a small, largely vacant plot of land. The Friends of Roxton Road Parks is currently working on >>>MONEY, page 5

Reasons to Ride Furniture Bank a Bike now in Etobicoke Condo to replace torn-down building in T.O. ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com

Linear parks gaining traction LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com Since the first phase of the West Toronto Railpath was officially unveiled in October 2008, a movement for these linear parks along abandoned rail lines has developed.

Though the West Toronto Railpath was not the first linear cycling park to be built in the Greater Toronto Area – the 4.5-kilometre Kay Gardner Beltline Park in midtown Toronto preceded it – the idea was virtually unheard of when it was initially conceived more

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than a decade ago. “The concept was very unknown to people,” said Scott Dobson of the Friends of West Toronto Railpath. “The whole concept wasn’t on the radar. People weren’t familiar with what it was. Now >>>PHASE, page 13

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More used to helping others set up a new home, the Furniture Bank last weekend packed up its Parkdale warehouse and moved into a new home of its own in south Etobicoke. Monday was the Furniture Bank’s first day at their new location at 25 Connell Ct. in the Evans Avenue and Kipling Road area. The Furniture Bank, which is at 11 Peel St., near Dufferin and Queen West streets, for

more than three years, is a not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes donated furniture and household items to women and children escaping violence, newcomers to Canada and the formerly homeless. The 30,000-square-foot building, formerly a toy factory, is slated to be torn down to make way for a 404-unit condo building with retail at grade and 311 underground parking spaces. “I know how much we were ingrained in the Parkdale >>>PARKDALE, page 3

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ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com Fabric fills every corner of textile artist Grant Heaps’s Brockton Triangle home. Handmade quilts line the staircase, the dining room chairs are draped in detailed covers and one of his signature tapestries, based on a vintage cross-stitch pattern of a stage, hangs on the living room wall. Upstairs, Heaps’s guest room has been completely taken over by fabric, meticulously organized and labeled. His workroom has patterns, sketches and the germinations of new projects covering the walls. Although this 46-year-old spends his work hours employed by the National Ballet taking care, altering, fitting, repairing and organizing all of the costumes, his textile art and working flat isn’t just a hobby, it is something he has to do, he said. “I have always been obsessed with fabric,” Heaps said. “Even as a child, I was obsessed with the feel of it, how it changes when you get it wet.” As a youngster he would collect fabric, save it and make little stuffed animals out of it. Heaps said he loved to dress up and play with clothing. “I didn’t choose it, it chose me,” he said of his love affair with fabric. “I love all of it. I love the cheapest to the fine beautiful stuff.” Heaps recalled his mother was always sewing, knitting and crocheting and it was his mother who showed him fabric could be spun into pieces of art. He studied fashion and made clothes, but he said he found it frus-

“It was this oddball residency in an old thrift store,” he said. “You use what is in there to create work and then you walk away and leave it behind.” He called it a wonderfully fascinating experience that gave him confidence and sent him down his current path as a textile artist. “People seem to like what am doing, but I am navigating a world I don’t really understand,” Heaps said of his life as an artist. “But people are very receptive and very open and helpful.” DREAM COME TRUE

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ON DISPLAY: Textile artist Grant Heaps’s home in the Brockton Triangle is filled with fabric he uses to create flat art pieces like the one currently on display at the Textile Museum of Canada.

trating to make clothes fit. Heaps struggled doing the fashions thing for a long time thinking because he loved fabric and clothes, that fashion was his vocation. But, about 10 years ago, his mother made him a quilt out of

fabric samples he had found in the garbage at a men’s tie company. “I gave them to her and she made this beautiful quilt out of it,” Heaps said. He found his mother’s quilt inspiring and started to work with fabric

in a flat format and that medium thrilled him, he said. With no formal education in textile art, he applied for and was accepted into a five-week residency at a studio called Elsewhere in North Carolina in the summer of 2008.

Now Heaps has realized a dream in terms of his textile art. This summer, one of his pieces is featured at the Textile Museum of Canada in the Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape exhibition . “I have always dreamed I would have something there and then it happened,” Heaps said. “It all seems like it is happening remarkably quick because I didn’t study art in any way, I studied fashion.” Dreamland is an exhibition of diverse media including textiles, video, installation, sculpture, painting and performance featuring the work of 10 contemporary Canadian artists including Heaps, Amalie Atkins, Douglas Coupland, John Henry Fine Day, Jérôme Fortin, Jason McLean, Graeme Patterson, Ruth Scheuing, Michael Snow and Barbara Todd. Dreamland is on display at the Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave., until Sept. 30.

Parkdale location was temporary >>>from page 1 neighbourhood and we were really sad to leave,” said Susanna Kislenko the executive director of the Furniture Bank. “We actually knew when we moved into that building that it was going to be knocked down, so we have been searching for a place for the last couple of years,” she said. “It was always meant to be a temporary home.” Having only been in the executive director roll for five months, Kislenko

said she knows the organization bid on around eight different buildings before finally signing a 10-year lease for the Etobicoke location. ‘BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME’ “We have a beautiful new home here... we have a design firm that has, pro-bono, redesigned our client experience so it really is more like a mixture of what you get at a few of the furniture stores,” Kislenko said.

“The idea for us with this location is it is going to be our permanent warehouse home and then down the line we are looking to expand having storefront locations across the city.” The Furniture Bank also has five moving trucks and they outsource two others. “It really is the best thing for our foundation because we wouldn’t have been able to have this kind of space down(town) where we were,” she said.

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ike many issues in Toronto, cycling and where it takes place has become one pitting the political left and right against each other. They are battling it out on the floor of council, and sadly also on the streets of our city. As North York Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong told Toronto Community News in our special feature on cycling in the city on pages 12 and 13 of today’s newspaper, the main bone of contention is lack of space on Toronto’s streets. “Because there’s a limited amount of geography, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are all competing for the same space,” he explained. And nobody seems willing to give up any ground. There are two kinds of cyclists – those who ride to commute our view and those who ride for recreation. What we don’t want to see Get out is the political battles ending up costing either groups of riders. and ride on We need good and safe cycling routes along our streets for those Toronto’s trails who depend on their bikes to move around. We also need recreational runs that all can enjoy at a relaxed pace. And we don’t need one at the expense of the other. As part of our feature today, we decided to take a look at nine bike rides that recreational riders could enjoy. All these rides are on bike paths, separate from city roads and free of cars for almost their entire routes. These are runs that both experienced riders and those who are new to cycling can enjoy by themselves or with their families, confident that they won’t have to negotiate through busy traffic or dangerous intersections. Hopefully readers will try one of these rides for themselves. There are some great choices and they highlight much of Toronto’s natural, and far too often hidden, beauty. Valleys make up so much of our city’s landscape, and planners have not been shy about running cycling (and pedestrian) paths along them. There are some beautiful runs through Taylor Creek, along the Don River and Highland Creek that have riders thinking they are far away from Canada’s largest city. The featured rides also focus on the close connection between the city and Lake Ontario. While it is not yet possible to ride along the lake from one end of Toronto to the other only on a bike path, large sections are accessible. There are no shortages of great rides in the city and we encourage our readers to try one.

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Readers offer view on safe schools act Many commentators have focused their attention on the anti-homophobia and gaystraight alliance provisions in the Accepting Schools Act that recently received Royal Assent in the Ontario legislature. Meanwhile, the important message behind the act is lost in the public debate: to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environment for all students. The Accepting Schools Act is an amendment to the Education Act, which already offers protections against discrimination, harassment and bullying based on race sex, disability and citizenship. The amendment extends those same protections to students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This new law is important as students who do not experience bullying are more likely to succeed academically and go on to be productive

members of society. Boards and schools already do a good job in promoting gender equity, anti-racism and understanding and respect for people with disabilities. If we are to continue building an inclusive society we must also recognize the challenges that young people of different sexual orientations and gender identities face. The Accepting Schools Act is an important tool in preventing bullying and promoting a positive school climate that is inclusive and accepting of all students. Richard Sunichura

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It is baffling how a universally supported sentiment – reducing bullying – has gone so wrong. First it seems un-Canadian. Our internationally emulated hero, Terry Fox, fought for all cancer victims, not just

his type, while Rick Hansen fought for all disabled people, not just his own. The legislation is also baffling because it has unnecessarily alienated supporters of both Catholic education and faith, which oppose all bullying. This legislation, with one small addition, has divided and opened up old resentments. The headlines are about Catholics rather than the kids – children who are bullied for their personal traits. We should unite all school victims in one club or they will get uneven support. The late Prof. Pat Duffy Hutcheon reminded us of Martin Luther King’s dream – to be judged by the content of our character, not our group identity. Many advocates are twisting that dream, by asking for preferential treatment because of group identity – the very source of injustice. Joseph Polito

Re: ‘Time to move away from T.O., reader says,’ Letters, July 20. Wow. The letter-writer’s Kingston family members feel sorry for Toronto residents and council’s decisions have “turned Toronto into a joke.” Is t h i s t h e c i t y T h e Economist magazine rated No. 8 out of 70 cities internationally in the livability index, the only city in North America to be in the Top 10? Toronto got the highest rating for green space and low pollution. Like any other big city, we do have our share of big problems. Council messes up for each of us some of the time, but they must have made some good decisions over the years for Toronto to have so much to offer. So Kingston, feel sorry for us for enjoying the following: One of the biggest and best library systems in the world (saved this year by council); one of the world’s great multicultural cities where people (mainly) get along; one of the top theatre centres in North America; a non-stop summer of amazing festivals (with lots of free events); one of the world’s great film festivals; beautiful, vibrant neighbourhoods; top-notch music and dance scenes; beautiful parks- Rosetta McClain, High Park, etc; stunning ‘natural’ settings- the Bluffs, the Beach, the Leslie Spit; sports teams to live or die with; Kensington and St. Lawrence markets; world-renowned schools; an unbeatable assortment of restaurants; eye-catching architecture; and lastly, a waterfront that is finally coming to life - Sugar Beach, Toronto Music Garden, Sherbourne Common. (Council did vote down Mayor Rob Ford’s plan for a ferris wheel and monorail). So don’t sell your property Torontonians. Hang around and enjoy everything our great city has to offer. Kenny Pearl

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>>>from page 1 a master plan for these three parks and according to Melana Janzen, a member of the group, people have some ambitious ideas. Perhaps the trees in Fred Hamilton Park could be incorporated into play structures with forts, climbing apparatus or even a zipline. Maybe solar panels could be installed on existing buildings and lighting could be upgraded. The Roxton Road Parkette could become home to fruit trees and allotment gardens, said Janzen, who has lived across the street from Fred Hamilton Park with her husband and two young children for the past five years. Over in George Bell, perhaps a small-scale geothermal energy plant could be installed under the field. “These are just seeds of ideas, but we are dreaming big,” Janzen said. In 2011, a group of residents from Ward 19 came together at the request of Councillor Mike Layton. Fred Hamilton Park had been earmarked by the city for maintenance and capital upgrades. Park levies from the condo development on College Street will provide additional funds for future upgrades, Janzen said. With this money coming though, Layton asked residents to come together to develop a communitybased vision for the revitalization.

An inquest will be held into the circumstances surrounding the death of seven-year-old Katelynn Sampson. Sampson died Aug. 3, 2008, in the Parkdale apartment where she was living with her guardians. Emergency crews were called to an apartment at 105 West Lodge Ave. at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 after receiving a 911 call that a child was choking on food and not breathing. Once there, emergency crews found a little girl without vital signs. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police subsequently said the victim had obvious signs of trauma about her entire body. Katelynn’s guardians, Donna Irving and Warren Johnson, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges earlier this year. The pair were sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years. Dr. David Eden, regional supervising coroner for Central Region, Toronto West, announced the inquest in a press release July 20. “The inquest will examine the events surrounding Katelynn’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths,” the release said. Details regarding the date, location and presiding coroner will be announced when the information becomes available.

tackling is the installation of a ramp in place of stairs that lead into Fred Hamilton Park. Funding for this ramp is coming from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, which pays for greater accessibility, and it will be completed by September. Looking to 2013, the Roxton Road group want to see the pathways in Fred Hamilton Park paved and perhaps add a beach volley ball court for area teenagers. Community consultation

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Melana Janzen of the Friends of Roxton Road sits in Fred Hamilton Park, one of three parks where the Friends have plans for improvements.

The neighbours decided to include the Roxton Road Parkette and George Ben Park, located adjacent to Fred Hamilton Park, under one group and the Friends of Roxton Road Parks, made up of a steering committee and five sub-committees overseeing the revitalization, was born. Officially formed in February, the Friends of Roxton Road Parks has spent the past few months developing guiding principals for the

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They also want to upgrade the washrooms – exactly how is the subject of community consultation, which is ongoing until the end of August. “The washrooms are (in) this huge building,” she said. “What we would like to do is divide the larger side into male and female washrooms and then turn the other side into a kitchen.” The idea behind the kitchen is to hold community dinners or rent it out to a café during summers. “Food draws people into parks,” Janzen said. “But what we are trying to determine is what people want.” The group has launched a new website, http://roxtonroadparks. com, and on it is a survey around food in the parks.

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VINTAGE: Eric Tchao, one of the board members at the Community Bicycle Network, will show his bike at the network’s Vintage Bike Show on Sunday.

Vintage bike show Sunday at Trinity Bellwoods Park ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com While on vacation in New York City for his wedding anniversary, Eric Tchao found a bike from 1950s tossed next to a dumpster in Chinatown. “Someone had thrown it away,” he said. “I wanted it, so we actually dragged it back to where we were staying dismantled it and shipped it back to Canada.” The bike, a black Shanghai Phoenix, was in terrible condition, rusted, missing bolts and peddles, not nearly rideable, Tchao said. But he brought it back to his Trinity Bellwoods home and fixed it up. Between Tchao and his wife they own seven or eight bikes, but this black beauty will be the one he shows at the upcoming Vintage Bike Show organized by the Community Bicycle Network (CBN). ^$14,000 Cash Discount is based on non-stackable trading dollars and is only applicable to 2012 Titan Crew Cab models. Cash Discount value varies by model. †0% purchase financing for up to 84/72 months available on 2012 Altima Sedan/Rogue models. Representative finance example based on Selling Price of $24,827 for 2012 Altima 2.5 S, FWD (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission, financed at 0% APR for 84 months equals $296 per month with $0 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $24,827. *Lease offer available on new 2012 Sentra models (C4LG52 AA00), manual transmission. 0% lease rate for a 60 month term. Monthly payment is $170 with $0 down payment or equivalent trade-in and includes freight and fees ($1,567). Lease based on a maximum of 16,000 km per year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $10,203. ^†*Freight and PDE charges ($1,730/$1,695/$1,750/$1,567), air-conditioning tax ($100), certain fees where applicable (ON: $5 OMVIC fee and $29 tire stewardship fee) are included. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes (including excise tax and fuel conservation tax, where applicable) are extra. Finance offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between July 4th and July 31st, 2012.

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“I think the most important thing about a vintage bike is the story behind it,” Tchao said. The Vintage Bike Show is akin to an antique car shine and show, and all are welcome to bring their bikes or just come check out other people’s vintage bikes, see the modifications and restorations and hear the stories behind the bikes. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The vintage bike show is on Sunday, July 29 from noon to 5 p.m. and will be set up inside the Trinity Bellwoods Park gates, off Queen Street West, on the east side of the park. Tchao, a board member with the Community Bicycle Network, explained this is the first year a vintage bike show will be held in Toronto.

The not-for-profit group, which has been operating in Toronto for about 20 years, thought a show of this nature would fit in well with its existing mandate. “People bring in their bicycles, we recycle them, divert them from landfill and resell the parts again,” Tchao said. “This is why we thought a vintage bike sale would be good because it ties in with our recycled parts component.” The Community Bicycle Network repairs bikes and offers a space for do-it yourself bike repairs. It also offers bike and trailer rentals and workshops in bike repairs and maintenance. As opposed to just biking in parks and as a leisure activity, the CBN works to promote cycling as a means of everyday commuting in the city.

Food cart vendors can now add a bit more variety Toronto street-meat epicureans will have more to chew on down the road, now that council has loosened up the regulations governing food carts. Toronto council voted at its July meeting to add a bit of variety to food carts best known for selling hotdogs and sausages to hungry pedes-

trians. Under the new rules, vendors can sell pre-packaged cut fruits and vegetables along with non-cream-based dips, whole fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and soups that are pre-packaged, coffee and tea and veggie burgers. Under the plan, the food carts must pass inspection to

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YORK: While plans are in the works to eventually close what is an approximately one-kilometre gap between Crawford-Jones Memorial Park (near Weston Road and Hwy. 401) and Cruickshank Park in Weston, local riders in York can still enjoy a pleasant ride. However, the gap prevents Rexdale and west North York residents from being able

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to use what is otherwise an essentially uninterrupted off-road path running from Steeles Avenue to downtown Toronto via the Humber and Martin Goodman Trails. The route from Cruickshank Park to Lake Ontario, save for a small stretch through local, residential streets near the Humber Marshes, is relatively unimpeded and takes, on average, an hour to complete one way.

begins at Cariboo Avenue, just north of the Dupont and Dundas intersection, and runs southeast to Dundas Street West at Sterling Road with various access points. Built on abandoned railway beds, the West Toronto Railpath was completed in 2009. It is an asphalt path lined with greenery, indigenous plantings and brick buildings.

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Etobicoke ETOBICOKE: From the Humber River Pedestrian Bridge, cyclists have two options: head up the river path to the northern reaches of Etobicoke, or west along Etobicoke’s picturesque Lake Ontario waterfront. The latter, two-kilometre option is the more scenic, and has the added bonus of no traffic – unless, of course, you consider the steady stream of cyclists, in-line skaters, dog walkers, and family picnickers out for some fresh air and exercise. For the hardcore cyclists, the waterfront trail boasts separate, paved lanes for bikes, while for those out for a more leisurely ride, there are plenty of stops along the path – take in some history at the Palace Pier

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PARKDALE: For cyclists looking to head north from Parkdale to the Junction, or just looking for a pleasant car-free ride, the West Toronto Railpath offers a two-kilometre trail between Sterling Avenue at Dundas Street West and Cariboo Avenue, north of Dupont Street. But for many bike enthusiasts, the dream is to see this tree-lined trail, winner Lake Ontario

of an Urban Design Award of Excellence, extended south along the GO train tracks to south of Queen Street West toward downtown Toronto. If completed, the Railpath would give more than 250,000 Toronto residents living in the west end and travelling downtown a sustainable transportation link with the downtown core.

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monument, rest on the benches at Home Garden, hand-build an inukshuk along the shoreline, admire the monarchs at the Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat or wander the paths through Humber Bay Park.

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hen Rob Ford was elected Mayor of Toronto in 2010, one might be forgiven for thinking that bicyclists’ time had passed. As a councillor, Ford famously compared cycling in traffic to “swimming with the sharks,” adding, “Roads are built for buses cars and trucks, not for people on bikes. My heart bleeds

for them when someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day.” At council’s inaugural meeting, the mayor’s chosen keynote speaker Don Cherry arrived in a hot pink suit, which he said he wore for “all the pinkos out there that ride bicycles and everything.” The new administration signalled early that it would take a very different route than the previous crew under David Miller, which favoured separated bike lanes on roads. In short order, city council had removed bike lanes on Pharmacy and Birchmount avenues in Scarborough at the request of the local councillor, and another, higher-profile bike lane on Jarvis Street despite the protests of the

local councillor there. The shift was a result of more than the will of a mayor more comfortable on four wheels than two. Since before amalgamation, cars and bicycles have had an uneasy relationship on Toronto’s streets. Don Valley East Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, who chairs the city’s works committee, said the conflict is only natural, “because there’s a limited amount of geography – pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are all competing for the same space.” As works chair, Minnan-Wong has carriage of the Ford administration’s cycling plan, which in broad strokes is about separating motorists from cyclists wherever possible. Ford ran on creating a

Bikeway Network – which includes 100 kilometres of offroad recreational bike paths. Some of those paths running along Hydro corridors were approved by the previous administration. Minnan-Wong has pressed the issue further, and the city embarked on a plan to make some separated bike lanes in the downtown – initially on Wellesley and Sherbourne Streets, and eventually along Richmond and Adelaide streets in the core. “Everybody has a different opinion,” said Minnan-Wong. “But I think it makes for a safer arrangement for cyclists, and I think the majority of cyclists prefer it.” Scarborough Centre

Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker chaired the works committee during Miller’s term, and has made a point of making a 20-kilometre commute from his home in Scarborough to city hall by bicycle. He said the separated lanes are a good idea – but maintains that the mayor’s plan focussing on off-road cycling doesn’t help the growing number of utilitarian cyclists in the city. “Separated bike lanes are good, and every cyclist and driver should welcome them,” he said. “Those lanes are complicated things to do, I encourage the bike community and Denzil Minnan-Wong. But one kilometre of separated bike lane doesn’t make up for cancelling 100 kilometres of bike lanes on roads.”


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CITY CENTRE: There’s a long and rewarding ride ahead for cyclists who want to brave the Lower Don River trail, that stretches eight kilometres from Don Mills Road and the Don Valley Parkway south along the Don to Lake Shore Boulevard. At the best of times, it’s a good idea to bring water. But the ride is rich with sights

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through Taylor Creek Park has long been a favourite family biking route. After a mid-July rainstorm this year, the shady route seemed more of an Iron Man family biking route. Running 3.5 kilometres from Victoria Park Avenue to Don Mills Road and the Don Valley Parkway, the route was slick

Otherwise, it’s a gentle ride, uphill from Don Mills, through valley lands that snake behind the Ontario Science Centre, past Sunnybrook Park, and deep north through the lush, thick woods lining Wilket Creek. Once you arrive, you’ll have to dismount as bicycles are prohibited in the gardens. But there are bike rings and benches.

and landmarks, and worth the trip. The Prince Edward Viaduct is at its most impressive seen from the saddle of a bicycle below, and urban wildlife abounds. Heading towards the new crossing at Pottery Road, a lone chipmunk tempts fate crossing the path. Further south, where the trail dips underneath Eastern Avenue, a flock of geese stand guard. with mud, and several bridges have now been washed out. Just past Lumsden Avenue, a downed tree called for a cyclist ‘portage’ through the branches. Two of the wooden bridges are washed out, and two others have the safety railing snapped off. It’s a reminder that even in well-groomed Toronto parks, nature still reigns supreme.

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NORTH YORK: The five-kilometre ride between Edwards Gardens and Taylor Creek Park is an easy run—for the most part. However, even experienced cyclists will want to get off their bikes and walk the wooden foot-bridge that curves over the CNR tracks cutting through the valley.

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SCARBOROUGH: The ride from Greenvale Park, just north of Kingston Road across from the Guildwood GO station, through the Highland Creek Valley and along the shores of Lake Ontario to the Port Union Village Common Park, is a run of approximately 12 kilometres which takes in a wide variety of features and parkland through southeast Scarborough. The run starts with a steep hill and a warning for cyclists to dismount at the Greenvale Park entrance, but levels off nicely. It is a bit smelly, due to sewers running underground near the Lawrence bridge, along the creek into Morningside Park. After that it rolls through the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.

Cyclists cross under Old Kingston Road and continue along beside the creek all the way to Lake Ontario. There’s lots of opportunity to see wildlife on this ride, a pair of deer were spotted by the Morningside bridge, and it’s a fun run for kids with mostly level riding and lots of sites to see.

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BEACH: On most weekends, taking a bike to the Beach is an exercise in frustration: just the same as is taking a picnic, a volleyball, a pair of roller blades or an automobile is. Everyone else has the same idea. On weekdays, it’s a different story; the run east from Leslie Street will take you a good five kilometres, past the new TTC vehicle storage facility, a skateboard park, and the millen-

nium-project Woodbine Park into the Beach proper. It’s good manners to stay off the Boardwalk – there are still a few visitors taking a stroll – but it’s a nice, safe ride through Woodbine Beach, Kew Gardens and Beaches Park. The bike route officially ends around Balsam Avenue; but a few hundred metres further east, and you’ll end up at the stunning R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant.

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Phase 2 study should be done by the spring >>>from page 1 that Phase 1 has been completed, there’s a lot more interest in getting Phase 2 done because people can see it and see the positives of it.” The railpath stretches 2.1 kilometres of land between Cariboo Avenue to the Dundas Street West and Lansdowne Avenue area to south of Bloor Street West. The city acquired the land in 2001 to develop the multiuse trail for both recreational and commuter purposes. Construction began in June of 2008 and was completed that September. The railpath winds its way along the abandoned railway beds that have been out of commission for more than

‘It’s about re-imagining space in an urban environment.’ ~ Scott Dobson four decades. Because the rail corridor has a substantial width, the railpath does not interfere with existing train routes. The railpath park’s features include a system of wayfaring signs indicating each access point along the route. Phase two has always been part of the plan, said Dobson during an interview at his home in the Perth and

Wallace avenues area, mere metres from the Wallace Avenue railpath entrance. But momentum has slowed somewhat due to Metrolinx projects – the railpath shares the corridor with the provincial transportation agency, Dobson said. SO MUCH MORE The railpath has become so much more than a pedestrian, inline skating, cycling and skateboarding pathway. It has become a venue for the community to meet and socialize and where festivals, movies and charity events are held. “Its actual uses have gone far beyond what its original purpose was envisioned for.

It’s been a pleasant surprise,” Torrance told The Villager said Dobson, who likens upon receiving a Toronto the railpath to New York’s Urban Design Award of Excellence in 2011. High Line, a public park “We saw hawks there, lots built on a historic freight of insects and butrail line elevated above the streets on terflies, beautiful Manhattan’s West views – we wanted Side. to maintain that “It’s about requality.” A imagining space in To make Phase an urban environCLOSER 2 a reality, a feasiment.” bility study will be LOOK conducted. The Award-winning landscape architect study will look at Scott Torrance can issues such as how much land is availtake credit for the railpath’s design. able and assigns a “I think when we time frame. started the project and I was “It’s a ‘Let’s Get it Done’ walking down the corridor, it study,” Dobson said. “We struck me that it had a wonhope the study will be done derful wild quality, which is a in the spring.” rare experience in Toronto,” Friends of West Toronto

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Railpath plan to reach out to groups in the south end of Parkdale to generate support and ideas, he said. Construction should begin in 2014. Phase 2 will see the railpath built to just south of Queen Street West. “The goal was to get to Strachan Avenue, but the rail corridor along King Street is crowded,” Dobson said. “It looks like it’s impossible to have space so we’re looking at other options to get to King.” Phase 2 has political support from city council. The railpath is on the mayor’s priority list for cycling trails. “The best thing people can do is to tell their councillor to make sure it’s their priority,” said Dobson.


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Rugby match helps kick off carnival celebrations Parkdale is playing host to a lot of the major events throughout the threeweek Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival, including one of the early ones – a rugby match between national club teams representing Canada and Jamaica held last Saturday at Lamport Stadium. For the second year in a row the Canadian team, stocked with the best players from the Canada Rugby League, beat a Jamaican national team 18-12 before an estimated crowd of more than 4,600 fans. The annual Caribbean carnival, one of Toronto’s biggest tourist draws, kicked off July 17 and runs until Aug. 12, with the signature events,

including the parade, on tap over the Aug. 3-5 weekend. Upcoming events in Parkdale include: • Annual Gala, tomorrow at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex; • Calypso All Stars Showcase, Tuesday, July 31 at Harbourfront Centre; • King and Queen Competition and Show, Thursday, Aug. 2 at Lamport Stadium; • Pan Alive, Friday, Aug. 3 at Lamport Stadium; • Grand Parade, Saturday, Aug. 4, at Exhibition Place and Lake Shore Boulevard; • and Beyond de lime, Aug. 3 and 4 at the CNE. For complete event list or ticket info, visit www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Volunteers sought for Grey Cup If you missed out on tickets to the sold-out 100th Grey Cup Nov. 25 at the Rogers Centre, consider signing up for the MVP Volunteer Team. More than 1,000 volunteers are being recruited to help

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CANADA WINS: Team Canada hangs on to beat the Jamaica Rugby League 20-12 at Lamport Stadium on Saturday as part of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival festivities.

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reverse track on its decision to operate diesel trains on the link from the outset was one of several strategies discussed by the group’s membership at a public meeting last Wednesday. Incorporation At the meeting, held at the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre, members agreed to incorporate the coalition as a non-profit, which would see CTC transform from a loose association of residents to a formal entity with a board of directors and increased fundraising capabilities. Formed over concerns about carcinogen levels rising due to a three-fold

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ment to study potential electrification of the air-rail link. “Metrolinx can put out a weekly newsletter to 300,000 residents living in the corridor,” said Ciccarelli to the 40 people in attendance at the meeting. “We must articulate and sharpen our message if we’re going to counteract theirs.” Staff members for NDP MP and MPPs Cheri DiNovo, Andrew Cash, Mike Sullivan and Peggy Nash were in attendance, as was Davenport MPP Jonah Schein, who told the coalition his private member’s bill in support of immediate electrification is scheduled for debate at Queen’s Park in September. Schein called the electrification debate an issue of “equity” for the less wealthy

residents living along the corridor forced to breathe in toxic fumes of trains carrying wealthier commuters. “This wouldn’t happen in Rosedale,” said Schien, who is also the NDP’s transportation critic. Railbender award Also at the meeting, outgoing CTC co-chair Carina Cojeen was announced by Ciccarelli as this year’s winner of the Railbender award for outstanding service. Cojeen, who has been heavily involved with the coalition since its inception in 2009, will be officially presented the award at an annual event held at the Gladstone Hotel. The award was first presented last year, when former chair (and MP) Sullivan won it.

Meeting over noise barriers Residents of Brock Avenue in Parkdale are expected to meet with representatives from Metrolinx regarding the future construction of noise barriers along the street to muffle the din of train traffic, which will increase considerably when the air rail link is completed. Co-organizer Rod Layman said the meeting, which was slated to take place Tuesday at a home on the street, will allow residents affected by the construction to find out more details of the barriers, from their colour and height to the timeline for their construction. For full story visit our website at www.insidetoronto.com

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Offer(s) available on select new 2012/2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by July 31, 2012. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2012 Soul 1.6L MT (SO551C) with a selling price of $18,379 [includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650, other fees of $34, OMVIC fee, environmental fee and A/C tax ($100, where applicable)] financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Bi-weekly payments equal $124 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $1,750. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $18,379. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA, and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. ◆“Don’t Pay Until Fall” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2012 and 2013 models on approved credit (OAC) (2012/2013 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. ≠Bi-weekly finance payment for 2012 Sorento LX MT (SR55AC)/2012 Sportage LX MT (SP551C)/2012 Optima LX MT (OP541C) based on a selling price of $25,779/$23,779/$23,584 is $136/$128/$127 with an APR of 0%/0.9%/0% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $7,080/$6,582/$6,595 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Offer includes a loan savings of $1,000/$1,250/$0 and a competitive bonus of $0/$0/$500. Delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,650/$1,455, other fees of $34, OMVIC fee, environmental fee and A/C tax ($100, where applicable) are included. License, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA, admin fee (up to $699), and registration fees are extra. See dealer for full details. ‡ Loan savings for 2012 Sorento LX MT (SR55AC)/2012 Sportage LX MT (SP551C) is $1,000/$1,250 and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan savings vary by model and trim and are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. Some conditions apply. >ECO-Credit for 2012 Optima Hybrid is $1,000 and is applicable to the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid. Available at participating dealers. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. ††Competitive Bonus offer available on the purchase or lease of new 2012 Optima (excluding Hybrid) models at a value of $500 (deducted before tax) for owners of a Honda Accord, Toyota Camry or Mazda6 with proof of ownership. Certain restrictions apply. Offer is transferrable within same household (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Offer not combinable with any other loyalty/conquest offers. Offer ends July 31, 2012. ^2012 Kia Sorento/2012 Kia Sportage awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. ∆Model shown cash purchase price for 2012 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD (SR75XC)/2012 Sportage SX (SP759C)/2012 Optima SX Turbo (OP748C) is $39,279/$36,579/$32,984 and includes a cash savings of $3,500/$2,500/$2,000 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers), a competitive bonus of $0/$0/$500, delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,650/$1,455, other fees of $34, OMVIC fee, environmental fee and A/C tax ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Based on the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $42,779/$39,079/$35,484. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Available at participating dealers. Highway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program. See dealer for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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bi-weekly for 60 months, amortized over 84 months with $0 DOWN PAYMENT. $6,595 remaining balance. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees of $1,589 and $500 competitive bonus.‡‡ BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $23,584. Offer based on Optima

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Kia’s new Customer Friendly Pricing includes delivery and destination fees and all mandatory government levies. Prices do not include dealer administration fees ($399 to $699), licensing, PPSA or applicable taxes.

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