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Turning Ward 19 into a park JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com If all goes according to plan, the whole of Ward 19 could become Canada’s first “Homegrown National Park.” The ambitious plan is being headed by the David Suzuki Foundation, which is partnering

with a number of other community organizations working toward making the city greener. It calls for a major greening of an urban corridor and involves organizations such as Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF), the Toronto and Region Conservation

Authority, Not Far from the Tree, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and others. Together, they are looking to ensure as much of the ward as possible is converted into usable green space, which has been shown to improve the health and quality of life of local residents, reduce stress and crime

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New LHIN board member to champion accessibility

JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com With the Toronto Central LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) looking to improve access to health care, newly appointed board member Cynthia Pay’s experience will certainly be an asset. Pay, who has called Little Italy home for more than 25 years, was added to the board earlier this year, and will bring years of experience in helping ensure marginalized people get the support they need. “The board’s role is to make sure the LHINs are accountable and make sure they meet the needs of the communities they serve,” Pay said. “A lot of people do have issues with access (to health care) and the LHIN is now doing a lot of work in terms of language accessibility.” Pay, who studied law at the University of Toronto, has been filling a similar role at Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) for the past 15 years. That organization ensures lowincome families and individuals and others who might otherwise have difficulty getting legal help are not shut out. “We offer legal aid and a teaching clinic to serve low-income people,”

The board has a good mix of skills. I’m impressed with how committed the LHIN is to the issue of accessibility. ~ Cynthia Pay

China, also spent time as president of the Chinese Canadian National Council and director of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, fighting for human rights throughout the Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, battling the Chinese head tax and speaking out when there was a rash of assaults on Chinese-Canadian anglers. ‘HUGE BACKLASH’ Staff photo/JUSTIN SKINNER

Cynthia Pay was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Toronto Central LHIN. Pay has been with Parkdale Community Legal Services for the past 15 years.

she said. “It can be hard for a lot of people on social assistance or who are getting disability benefits and people with mental health issues.” PCLS was instrumental last year in ensuring members of the

Roma community got the help they needed with refugee claims. At the time, many had withdrawn or rejected their claims out of fear of repercussions due to changes to immigration laws. Pay, whose father hails from

“There was a huge backlash during the SARS outbreak against Asian-Canadians,” she said. “At one point, we heard that during refugee hearings, everyone there was wearing masks.” Her previous experience with those organizations, as well as with the National Anti-Racism Council of Canada and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, where she focused on issues related to violence

against women, will come in handy with the LHIN. “The board has a good mix of skills,” she said. “I have more of a community background, but there are others who have more of a policy background and some have expertise in finances.” Pay said she hopes to bring her same focus on accessibility to the LHIN, a particular challenge in the diverse downtown Toronto area. “I’m impressed with how committed the LHIN is to the issue of accessibility,” she said. “I think my experience will definitely help make sure more people have access.” The board is also tasked with making the health-care system more efficient and finding better ways to work with those with complex health needs. “There’s a small percentage of people who need a lot of the resources in the health-care system and we need to find a way to serve them better for both their sake and the health-care system’s sake,” she said. Pay is one of seven people on the board for the Toronto Central LHIN. Toronto Central LHIN covers an area that stretches from Islington Avenue east to Warden Street; and from Lake Ontario north to Eglinton Avenue and Hwy. 401

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MPP Schein calling for electrification clarification RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Davenport MPP Jonah Schein wants more than assurances from the province on electrifying the UnionPearson air rail link by 2017. Both current transportation minister Glen Murray and his predecessor Bob Chiarelli, as well as Metrolinx, have indicated completing electric conversion of the line from diesel is possible by 2017. But Schein, the NDP’s transportation critic, insists there needs to be more than just words. “We’re looking for a firm commitment, a promise we will have electric trains,” Schein said.

Last Wednesday, Schein asked Murray to confirm 2017 as a completion date for electrifying the future rapid transit link between Union Station and Terminal 1 of Pearson International Airport, currently under construction. Pressed for an answer, Murray would only say he and York SouthWeston colleague Laura Albanese are working hard to get electrification completed by the date. “I have learned in my political life to quite frankly under-promise and over-deliver on things,” said Murray during Question Period at Queen’s Park. That’s not acceptable to residents living along the Georgetown GO

rail corridor who are worried about increased diesel train traffic from the air rail link, Schein said. “People in the west end have heard this for a number of years and we won’t be satisfied until we actually hear a firm commitment,” he said. Despite Metrolinx’s work on an ongoing electrification study and its inclusion in the $34 billion of priority projects the transit planning agency has identified for requiring immediate funding, Schein said it means nothing. “We keep on hearing it’s possible but there’s been no actual time frame or funding,” he said. The air rail link is scheduled to

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ith the impacts of the change back to daylight saving time and the anticipated increase of cars and pedestrians on the streets due to March Break, Toronto police have launched a safety campaign this week. The March Break - March Safe Pedestrian Campaign will run through to this Sunday. Though already planned, this week’s campaign has been made all the more meaningful by the death of fiveyear-old Kayleigh Callaghan-Belanger on Cliffside Drive in Scarborough. Kayleigh died instantly last Thursday after being struck by a garbage truck while she was crossing the road with other children while on her way home from school. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the incident. Her death has touched all Torontonians: drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. The consequences of these incidents are most often tragic and devastating. Sadly, this past weekend did not get much better on our streets. On Sunday, a cyclist suffered serious head injuries after being struck by a car on Bloor Street West, and a North York man suffered broken legs after he was struck by a vehicle. Part of the police’s message this week is that safety is everyone’s responsibility, and using caution in all circumstances is the best approach while on the roads. Part of the campaign will include increased enforcement of traffic violations committed by drivers, cyclists or pedestrians that threaten safety. Parking officers will also be out dealing with vehicles parked in ways that might impact saftey. Police will also be paying extra attention to unsafe behaviour at intersections, crosswalks and by pedestrians crossing streets mid-block. This week’s campaign comes on the heels of a Toronto Police and GO Transit campaign urging pedestrians to Do the Bright Thing and make themselves more visible to drivers. Const. Hugh Smith pointed out that pedestrians taking actions to protect themselves was not a case of blaming them for being hit by vehicles. “So we’re just saying to be alert, be aware and be responsible for your movement.” We believe everyone using our roads has an equal share of responsibility when it comes to the safety of others and themselves. Drivers must always be keenly aware of the surroundings, following the traffic laws at intersections and not speeding, while pedestrians and cyclists need to improve their visibility and be vigilant. Together we can hopefully avoid more tragedies.

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Don’t bet on casino debate, info coming slowly As we all struggle to pull our minds from the gutter of (alleged) sleaze, bad behaviour and public lewdness that emerged last week at and around city hall, it’s worth remembering Toronto council has a major policy debate on its plate this spring: whether to host a casino. Right now, the debate is alleged, too. It was to have occurred in the coming weeks, once staff delivered a final report to the executive committee and then to council. It will be a bit later than that, we learned Friday; the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has been slow in providing the necessary information to make a rational decision on the matter. The best current information we have on the benefits of a casino comes in the form of a hard-sell pitch from MGM Resorts International and Cadillac Fairview to turn much of Exhibition Place into a giant resort and gambling complex.

david nickle the city The casino would bring 10,000 jobs, they say – good paying jobs with an average income of $60,000. It would revitalize the city’s waterfront around Exhibition Place and Ontario Place with new foot bridges, and spur massive transit improvements to and from the site. And on the subject of admission to what is left of the Canadian National Exhibition...the casino would have it covered, for the next 10 years and maybe even longer. Of course, none of that’s set in stone – or even in a remotely binding document. Like all the best pitches, the MGM-Cadillac Fairview proposition gives plenty of impetus for an irrational decision. Right now, the rationalism is all on the “no” side. The city’s medical officer of health has weighed in

with a report indicating the adverse effects of a casino on gambling addicts would outweigh any benefits in terms of employment and economic stimulus. Developers in the downtown have joined small businesses there in arguing a casino is the last thing the city needs from an economic stimulus point of view. And that report from staff hanging in the air still hasn’t been able to pin down what kind of annual hosting fee Toronto might expect, which is the final demonstrable public benefit that might tip the balance, if it’s large enough. Whenever that report comes out, there will be the question facing council: is a certain amount of suffering among a demographic of addicts and their family worth it? It’s a moral question, and fundamentally an ugly one. Answer it badly...and that gutter beckons.

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T.O. needs regional transit plan The gridlock in Toronto is getting worse. Gridlock, by some estimates, costs the local economy $6 billion a year. To add LRTs would make things worse. The obvious answer is to build subways to take the load of above-ground roads. Subways will be paid by taxpayers – either federal, provincial or municipal - or a combination of these and the savings that removing gridlock will save. Decision-makers should come to their senses and look for long-term solutions. I would prefer a regional plan that combines subways and GO trains that would serve Toronto and Hamilton region under one authority. All large cities have regional public transport systems. S. Suurmann

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AGO’s latest exhibition is a dream come true for Parkdale medievalist ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com For Sasha Suda, an assistant curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario specializing in medieval art, co-curating an upcoming large-scale exhibition of early Renaissance Florentine masterpieces was a dream come true. Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art, which the AGO is presenting in partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, is slated to run March 16 to June 16. Including Giotto’s five-panel Peruzzi Altarpiece, two painted and hand-written copies of Dante’s Divine Comedy and Bernardo Daddi’s Virgin Mary with Saints Thomas Aquinas and Paul, the exhibition pulls together more than 90 key pieces from the first half of the 14th century. “It is only going to be happening here once ever,” said Suda, the AGO’s assistant curator of European art. “Bringing works like this together is pretty impossible.” Having grown up in the St.

Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto, Suda said when she went off to study art history in the United States she never imagined she would have the chance to come back to her city. “When I got the job at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) it felt too good to be true, but now we are here and it is definitely where we want to be,” Suda said. Suda specializes in late medieval manuscripts from roughly between 1350 to 1500. “Medieval art is pretty abstract and it is really conceptual in its nature because it isn’t really representational,” said Suda. “Medieval stuff is so tangible, so it is kind of the ultimate dream to be a medievalist. You get to flip pages in 1000 year old books and open doors on old reliquaries.” Sitting in the dining room of her south Parkdale home, Suda explained that becoming a medievalist happened in a roundabout way. She went to Princeton University and studied modern art, where she had a professor who suggested she try looking at other eras of art. She

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Assistant curator of European art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Sasha Suda, with her dog and husband Albert Zuger.

heeded the advice and wrote her thesis on a Renaissance-related topic. “I liked the fact-finding mission that this historical topic put me on and I applied to grad school for modern, Renaissance and general interest art. While in grad school she got an enviable internship at the Metropolitan Museum working on

a medieval exhibition. “I got this internship at the Met because I spoke (Czechoslovakian), my parents are both Czech,” she said. “So I ended up working on this medieval Prague exhibition and it became clear to me over the three or four years that I worked on that show that I have a certain skill set that was useful.” She ended up working at the Metropolitan Museum part time while doing her Masters degree at Williams College. From there she went back to New York to do her PhD and she decided to stay with the central European and medieval material. “It was really interesting to me ... from the point of view of how it has been treated through the history of art,” she said. “ In large part, because of communism, that whole part of Europe was shut off from Western scholarship for a long time.” It was an opportunity to work with the AGO’s Thomson Collection of European art from the Italian Renaissance to the mid-1900s that brought her back to Toronto nearly

two years ago. “All of those works are about virtuosic making and production and that, for me, was an absolute dream to work with that collection,” Suda said. “It was a total serendipitous event that they were hiring at the same time I was looking for a job.” The upcoming exhibition was already in the works and she started working on it along with Christine Sciacca, assistant curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Together the women organized and will produce the show, which entails everything from travelling to requesting and negotiating loans of art to designing and installing the show. “It is a big deal for the AGO to be doing this because Canadian collections are slim on this material, but everything we do, from my point of view, in the program is about modernism or it is about a break from some previous tradition and this (art work) lays the foundation for modern art.”

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Planning study meeting WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: St. Casimir Parish Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Ave. Visit www.gordperks.ca/park_ post/2012/04/17/reminder-planningstudy-for-the-west-side-of-roncesvalles-ave/ as to way this study is taking place.

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West End Seedy Saturday WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Ave. The TBCA is a residential community group . Visit them at www.trinitybellwoods.org.

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Easter egg hunt WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: High Park library, 228 Roncesvalles Ave. CONTACT: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca Older child hunt: get a clue and find the hidden egg; young children: bring a basket and go crazy trying to find as hidden eggs as they can. Earth Hour WHEN: 8 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Wright Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Wright Avenue CONTACT: 416489-8800, earthour1@wwfcanada. org COST: Free Join WWF’s Earth Hour celebration in Roncesvalles Village for a free outdoor concert with Liam Titcomb, the Lucas Stagg Band and SPLASH.

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Trinity-Bellwoods Community Association meeting WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Tampered Press, 256 Crawford St. Visit www.trinitybellwoods.org.

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Wabash Building Society meeting WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Wabash Fieldhouse, 40 Wabash Ave. Participate in the Wabash Building Society annual general meeting. Learn what’s new at the park includ-

ing the town square, noise wall, Fieldhouse mural, sports and more.

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Melbourne Parkette “Work Bee” Morning WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Melbourne Parkette, 7 Melbourne Ave. The Melbourne Parkette Community Garden group hosts a garden planter bed construction morning. Visit http://melbourneparkette.wordpress. com

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Environment Day at Trinity Bellwoods Park WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 1053 Dundas St. W. The annual Environment Day comes to Trinity Bellwoods Park. Friends of the park will serve up hot dogs for free. Donations accepted.

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SECOND RONCY MEETING SET FOR MARCH 19

A second community consultation meeting concerning a City of Toronto study looking at possibly permitting non-residential uses on the west side of Roncesvalles Avenue is scheduled for March 19. The meeting takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Casimir Parish Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Ave. and will offer residents a chance to learn more about the study, ask questions and share comments with the City planner. For details, read our coverage of the first meeting in April 2012 at http://bit.ly/ZiGIE0

MPAC MEETING SET FOR MARCH 18

Learn how to appeal your Municipal Property Assessment at a free workshop on March 18. A presentation and one-on-one workshop in English, Italian and Portuguese will be given by MPAC between 6 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Community Recreation Centre 155 Crawford St. Attendees are asked to bring: • Info about your property (square footage of rooms, porches & decks, type of heating & air con-

ditioning, renovation dates) • Photos of the property • Photos of similar properties • Sale information of property and other similar properties • Assessed value of similar properties reports • Other documents, such as municipal zoning records or health unit reports

to design and create gardens to reflect their personal styles and tastes. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65 plus, $16 for students 13 to 18 and children 12 and under are free. There are also prices for groups, two-day tickets and more. Visit www.canadablooms.com

CANADA BLOOMS FRIDAY AT EXHIBITION PLACE

Get a dose of spring with the annual Canada Blooms show, considered the largest flower and garden festival in the country. Proceeds from the show support community projects that promote horticulture and nurture and enhance landscapes. This year’s show, sponsored Metroland Media Toronto, publisher of The Villager, takes place March 15 to 24 at various hours at the Direct Energy Centre (DEC), Halls A & Heritage Court, 100 Princes’ Blvd. The festival also offers workshops, garden tours, marketplace and “Juno Rocks” Gardens, where JUNO Award nominated and winning artists Feist, Jann Arden, Keshia Chanté and Royal Wood and Sarah Slean partnered with professional landscape artists

COPERNICUS LODGE WINS ACCESSIBILITY AWARD

Two of seven Ontario Accessibility Awards have gone to Toronto organizations, including Copernicus Lodge. The awards target organizations that “have gone above and beyond the regulated requirements” to make their places more accessible. Among the initiatives cited at Copernicus Lodge was a 2011 revamp to the front entrance to make things smoother for clients using wheelchairs or walkers. Heating was installed to help clear the area of snow and ice, said the media release.

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>>>from page 1 of Fair Trade products. City staff have done the research and are recommending some small, but important changes the City of Toronto can make to its purchasing policies to achieve Fair Trade Town designation. “We are a cosmopolitan city that cares about other people in the world, the environment and the workers and we have purchasing policies that reflect that,” Layton said. “It isn’t difficult to find stuff like fair trade sugar and it isn’t that much more expensive, so staff has said ... we will be able to do it.” The recommendations on the requirements to achieve fair trade town status was adopted at the Feb. 25 government management committee and will be considered by Council April 3. There are 500 Fair Trade Towns in the United Kingdom and municipalities across North America including Vancouver, Chicago, San Francisco, Berkley, Boston and Barrie.

HELP BRING SPRING TO MELBOURNE PARKETTE

To prepare for the coming of spring, the Melbourne Parkette Community Garden group are hosting a ‘garden planter bed’ construction on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. until noon. Worker Bees are asked to meet at the back of the park at 7 Melbourne Avenue in South Parkdale. Bring garden shovels, pitchforks and hammers to help nail together low-rise wood for the base of the planting bed. For more info visit http://melbourneparkette.wordpress.com

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that we had a great network of community groups and active residents, their decision to choose ward 19 was natural.” said the comLayton munity has long been involved in improving the ward and pointed out that the Garrison Creek path also lent itself to a project of this nature. “The community has been involved in similar initiatives for many years and lots of people are keen to build a connection between our public green spaces, our homes and our community groups,” he wrote. “There are beautiful bridges, great parks and a historical heritage that can be built upon.” While applications are still being accepted, Roberts said the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. “We have a couple of groups suggesting we try to encourage folks in condo buildings to start planting projects on their balconies,” he said. LEAF executive director Janet McKay said her organization will work with property owners to green their own properties through tree plantings and native plant kits. “We can help them choose which kind of tree would be best for their property and where to plant it based on how much light it will need, the size of the tree and soil type,” she said.

LEAF is known throughout Toronto for its work in helping to increase and improve the green canopy with native plant species. McKay noted the partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation came about naturally given the scope of the Homegrown National Park initiative and the work LEAF is already doing. “The David Suzuki Foundation is a much larger organization with a lot of communications expertise, so they’ll also help us get more exposure,” she said. “We’re on the ground already doing work, so this will allow us both to focus on our own strengths.” McKay sees great potential for the Homegrown National Park concept. Roberts said that, if the initiative takes hold in Ward 19, it could be rolled out elsewhere across the city and beyond. “We’ve chosen the footprint of Ward 19 to start but we’re hoping it will grow from there,” he said. Those interested in becoming a Neighbourhood Park Ranger can apply up until Monday, March 18. Selected applicants will undergo an intensive training program in early April.

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Presto celebrated a milestone recently when it was announced the electronic fare card has reached 500,000 users in the Greater Toronto region. More than 80 per cent of GO Transit riders already use the service, a number that is anticipated to increase now that GO has phased out monthly passes. As a thank-you for using the card, Presto is giving users the chance to win a $500 voucher. Visit www.prestocard.ca

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Maximum City summer camp Maximum City, the awardwinning urban education program is accepting applications for its two-week summer camp at the University of Toronto. The program strives to educate high school and middle school students about city issues including transit. The cost for the program, which runs from July 8 to 19, is $650 and financial assistance is available. Deadline to apply is late April. To download an application visit www.maximumcity.ca

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Eglinton Connects workshops end Hundreds attended the Eglinton Connects workshops and consultations in February seeking feedback on the future of Eglinton Avenue. Approximately 500 residents sounded off on plans for the avenue which will house the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown light rail transit line. Residents viewed prelimi-

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Road testing for new streetcars If you live near the TTC’s Hillcrest facility and are prepared to stay up late you might just catch a glance of the new streetcar. TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said a testing version of the new Bombardier vehicle will make its debut on city streets in “the middle of the night”. While no date was given, media speculation suggests the test could happen as early as this month. The testing vehicle, which was manufactured in Thunder Bay, has been housed at Hillcrest, located at 1138 Bathurst St., since last year. The new vehicles are slated to roll out in late 2014.

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Artist hopes to uncover fate of missing paintings LISA RAINFORD lrainford@insidetoronto.com She is less concerned that they’re missing and more concerned that they’re alright. Most of all, artist Tennille Rose Will would love to find out what happened to two of her paintings, which were hanging on the wall at the Rhino Restaurant and Bar on Queen Street West, just west of Dufferin Street. The paintings, said Will, whose studio is on Dundas Street West at Brock Street, disappeared over the summer or fall. ‘Lullaby,’ which depicts two women, took Will three months to paint. Priced at $1,000 – the canvas alone cost $300, it is a six feet by six feet painting. “Someone went in, took it off the wall and walked out,” said Will at her studio recently. “Did someone throw

it out? Was it a joke? As long as I know it’s loved, I don’t feel so bad.” The other, called ‘Stillness,’ is 26 by 30 inches priced between $500 and $600. “I was kind of in shock,” admitted Will, who is grateful to the Rhino for allowing her to exhibit her work without charging a commission. “Someone had to have seen something.” Will wonders if it was taken by someone who wanted it, but couldn’t afford it. She said she would feel better knowing if this was indeed the case. Liz Szynkowski, founder and chair of the Roncy Rocks Music and Arts Festival, which Will is taking part in, said she would love to see Will reunited with her work. “Really, I think that in her heart she is worried about whether or not her paintings are being appreciated,” said Szynkowski.

Will opened her studio, “Rose Will Studio,” in October. Currently, 10 artists paint and exhibit their work there. She’s trying to recruit more artists. Rose Will Studio can be found at 1630 Dundas St. W. Log onto www.rosewillstudio.com for further details. Will has been painting since she was 16, although she says she can’t pinpoint where her artistic leanings come from – her father is a butcher. “When I said I wanted to be a painter, I might as well have said, ‘I don’t want to work,’” said Will with a laugh. Her first love, Shakespearean theatre, led her to England before she moved to Australia for several years. Will has lived in Toronto for the last 13 years. If you have any information about the missing paintings, contact 416-897-8057 or email rosewillstudio.gmail.com

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PER MONTH FOR 48 MONTHS PLUS HST WITH $1,285 DOWN * Lease offer is provided through Lexus Financial Services, on approved credit to qualified retail customers. The $499 per month for 48 months OAC plus HST is offered on a new 2013 ES350 base model. A down payment of $1,285 is required and annual security deposit is waived. Annual interest rate is 3.5% over 48 months with a residual value of $18,170.00 at the end of term. $2,016.00 is due at delivery which includes the down payment of $1285.00, first month lease payment of $499 and $232 HST. Maximum number of kilometres over lease term is 80,000. A $0.20/km excessive kilometer charge comes into effect after 80,000 km. Limited time offers only apply to retail customers at Lexus Downtown. Dealer order/trade may be required. Offers are subject to change without notice. Offers expire at March month’s end unless extended or revised. Call 416 603 9100 or visit Lexus Downtown for complete details.

* Lease offer available on new 2013 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG53 AA00), manual transmission. 0.9% lease APR for a 60 month term. Monthly payment is $179 with $0 down payment or equivalent trade-in and includes freight and fees ($1,567) and no Security Deposit required. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km per year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $10,730. Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid between March 1st, 2013 and April 1st, 2013. Call 416 975 3800 or visit Nissan Downtown for complete details

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