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Geoff Webb loves the dog community in his neighbourhood, but not the mess it leaves behind. Owners who fail to clean up after their dogs are causing a significant problem in Liberty Village, Webb said. “Dog waste (has) been an issue since the buildings came up, and it’s becoming more problematic,” he said. The growing population in Liberty Village, and the increased number of dog
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owners, is making things a little less comfortable for all members of the community, Webb said. A recent walking tour around the neighbourhood reveals dog waste scattered across Liberty Village Park and the adjacent streets. One of the 170 members of the Liberty Village Dog Owners Association, Webb often carries extra dog waste disposal bags to give to residents he sees failing to pick up after their dogs. “Most of them are compliant and are a bit ashamed, but some can be verbally abusive,”
Webb said. For some, he attributes the problem to “entitlement issues” – dog owners who see their pets as “fashion statements” and do not take responsibility for cleaning up after them. Others simply don’t have a place to put the waste during their daily walk, and leave the filled bags behind, he said. The city has started to address the lack of disposal areas by installing new disposal bins around the park and near condo buildings along East Liberty Street. But Webb, who owns a bull-
dog named Tucker, said the waste issue points to a larger problem in the area: a lack of green space. “Essentially we have less than an acre of green space servicing thousands of people,” Webb said. Liberty Village Park, the small, central area where most dogs and their owners congregate, is tattered as a result of dog digging and the amount of waste. “The dogs take over and it lessens other residents’ ability to use parks,” Webb said. >>>LINEAR, page 7
In the shadow of construction cranes and newly erected condos, shovels broke ground on Saturday for a construction project of a different kind. Ju s t s o u t h o f Qu e e n Street West on Lisgar Street, Councillor Ana Bailao (Ward 18 – Davenport), hosted a ground breaking for a new arts oriented park. “Yes we have condos going up, but we also have a neighbourhood being born, Bailao said. “A place where people can live, work and play.” Yet to be named, this park will feature café-style seating with a garden area, a grove area with shade trees, and lighting mounted on art poles and timber columns. It was designed, with much community consultation, to be a venue for arts events and displays. “A lot of people have immense pride in what is going on here,” Bailao said. This park, Bailao said, is the result of hard work by the City, the community, residents’ group Active 18, The Theatre Centre and members of the Toronto Media Arts Centre. The new park is located adjacent to the Toronto Media Arts Centre, a soon to be 38,000 square foot hub being built into the bottom floors of The Edge >>>CONSTRUCTION, pg. 15
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York branch wTheFort opens thursday Toronto Public Library is launching its 99th branch at historic Fort York Thursday. The library boasts 35,000 new items in its collection, including books, magazines and audio materials. The branch, on Fort York Boulevard, overlooks Garrison Commons and offers the digital innovation hub with 3D printing and digital design workshops. There is no current access to the library via Bathurst Street. The Toronto Public Library recommends reaching the Fort York branch through the pedestrian bridge on Front Street. breakfast club wToronto grant registered chari-
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Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) returns to Trinity Bellwoods Park, 155 Crawford St., for BikeFest 2014 Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a free bike tune-up area, bike valet, teaching clinics and a bike swap. Visit http://events. mec.ca/find-an-event/ bikefest for details. out wYoucheck CONTACT exhibit have only a few days left to check out The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival taking place in galleries throughout the month of May. The festival features an array of photographs, featuring works from some of the best Canadian and international artists. Visit http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com Market wT hFarmers’ returns sunday e Liberty Village Farmers’ Market kicks off a new season Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hanna Avenue Green P parking lot. The MyMarket farmers’s market goes until Nov. 27. Ride Sunday wHeart&Stroke
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artists needed wGallery for mentorship 1313 is currently looking for artist mentors and a coordinator for its summer art mentorship program set to begin in June. The free program will include gallery tours and a final exhibition of art. Interested participants should contact gallery coordinator, Phil Anderson, at 416-5366778. free arts Festival wA free, set for july multi-arts festival ‘The Lab Cab Festival: Parkdale’ takes place July 26 and 27 from 2 to 8 p.m. Offering music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, crafts, kids stuff, visual art and comedy in a variety of venues including restaurants, hair salons and book stores, acts range from two to 30 minutes and include established artists to new and emerging talents. There is free childcare and a barbecue lunch. Visit www.labcab.ca for details. for stutter camp wRegister
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saying thanks with ice cream Parkdale Community Food Bank hosts its client appreciation barbecue on Saturday Left, Lee Brown gets set to have an ice cream cone during the Parkdale Community Food Bank’s Client Appreciation Barbecue on Saturday. Below, food bank volunteer Joe Leclair takes charge of the grill. Right, Berylann Mark and her son Dontrey, 18 months, beat the heat with an ice cream cone. Photos/GIORDANO CIAMPINI
New television museum shows Znaimer’s love for the set
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t began with a television set shaped like a woman. For High Park resident Moses Znaimer, the Philco Predicta Pedestal, a 1958 American TV with a long, narrow chassis, was the piece to ignite his obsession. “I was crazy about it,” said Znaimer upon first viewing the television set years ago. Now the Canadian media icon has an entire museum dedicated to his love for television. About 175 vintage sets are currently on display in the new MZTV museum in Liberty Village, and there are nearly 10,000
TV-related items, including original papers relating to televisions, in the collection. Each set’s scientific and historical importance was not lost on Znaimer, but it didn’t drive him to be a collector. “The fact is what got me going was I thought the object was beautiful,” Znaimer said. He began collecting in the mid ’60s, but only became serious about it in 1992, when he started acquiring other people’s collections. For Znaimer, picking his favourite piece of the collection is like choosing between kids, though the Philco Predicta remains the symbol of the museum.
The history of media technology is about trying to get closer to the real thing, whether it’s ultra high def or 3D television or television we step into, it’s sure to come. – Moses Znaimer
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A Lucite television set exhibit, left, is part of the new MZTV Museum.
One of the most valuable pieces, a clear Lucite television set, is insured for a million dollars. The piece, one of two featured in the 1939 RCA television fair, was lost for nearly 40 years after the war. Znaimer has the only recovered set. Though Znaimer said
he is pretty confident he has collected at least one of every vintage television set out there, he is open to the potential of items he is “completely unaware of.” His newest addition, a pair of television speakers, are what Znaimer explains as the rich’s attempt to mask the rather “crude
look” of the early technology before the Second World War. To Znaimer, the television set has essentially disappeared in today’s technology. “There is very little that you can find beautiful except the thinness of the object,” Znaimer said. As for the future of television, Znaimer said there is no end to the size or detail viewers can experience through the screen. “As gripping as it is
today, we ain’t see nothing yet,” he said. “The history of media technology is about trying to get closer to the real thing, whether its ultrahigh def or 3D television or holographic television or television we step into, it’s sure to come,” Znaimer said. Znaimer’s current focus is retracing the history of each inventor of the television sets. He is also in the process of building a radio set collection. The MZTV museum in Liberty Village will be open to the public during Doors Open this weekend. Regular hours (Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.) will begin on July 2. There will also be daily tours at 4 p.m.
To book a special appointment at the MZTV museum, call 416-599-7339.
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he World Cup soccer championship officially kicks off June 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a game between the host country and Croatia, but the excitement in Toronto is already starting to build. Short of being in Brazil, Toronto has to be the best place in the world for soccer fans to watch the World Cup. Most residents are already very familiar with how our city gets all dressed up and celebrates World Cup. Beyond the flags waving from cars, there are vendors selling hats, shirts and flags, and fans gathering in locations across Toronto to catch the action. Everybody will be talking soccer between June 12 and July 13, when the tourney wraps up with the championship game in Rio. There are 32 teams taking part in the World Cup and Toronto has significant our view demographic links to many of those teams. For instance, the Italian, Greek, Portuguese, German, English, French and Dutch diasporas are large and well established throughout the city. We’re all familiar with scenes of flag-waving fans filling the streets and celebrating after their teams win. Parts of Little Italy, Little Portugal, Corso Italia, and Greektown on the Danforth are seas of celebrating fans after wins by their teams. What’s especially interesting and makes the World Cup in our city so much fun is the mixing of fan bases, and how the Brazilian fans will watch and celebrate in Little Portugal, and parts of Corso Italia along St. Clair West have also become home-base for many fans with links to South American teams other than Brazil. Liberty Village became fan-central for Dutch soccer enthusiasts during the last World Cup. It’s all a part of what makes Toronto great. Here at The Parkdale Villager, we know how important the World Cup is to our city. That’s why we’ve got special coverage in today’s paper to introduce soccer fans to our website dedicated to the World Cup in Toronto. You can access the website by going to www. insidetoronto.com/worldcupTO There’s information there about all 32 teams, the culture and demographics related to those team’s countries in the Greater Toronto Area, and information on the best places to watch games locally.
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Tory’s transit proposal compelling & speculative Oh, John Tory is a coy one. All this time when the mayoral candidate was talking about building a “Yonge Street Relief Line,” we assumed that he was simply renaming the Downtown Relief Line – and that his promise to start building the thing right away, at the same time as the city and province built a subway to Scarborough, was pie-inthe-sky. Well, it turns out the reason Tory didn’t call his secret transit plan the downtown relief line was he doesn’t intend to build the downtown relief subway line any time soon. His Yonge Street Relief line is something else: a 52-kilometre, 22-stop SmartTrack line, using GO Transit rail lines for an above-ground subway that will stretch from the western reaches of Etobicoke to the middle of Scarborough, and dip south to Union Station
david nickle the city touching Main Station in the east and Dundas West station in the west. It will cost $8 billion divided between three levels of government, and the city will pay for its portion using Tax Increment Financing (TIF), the same system of borrowing against future property assessment increases that Gordon Chong advocated when Mayor Rob Ford hired him to come up with a funding plan for his failed subway proposal on Sheppard Avenue. The idea itself is a refinement and expansion of a proposal that failed 2010 mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi proposed – to use GO lines as an interim downtown relief line. And it is a compelling idea. It provides rapid com-
muter transit to places that are pretty far off, and gives commuters from the edge of the subway system an alternative to clogging up the Bloor-Yonge interchange as they head to work downtown. It is also, in the context of this election, a too-cute game of rope-a-dope: an attempt to get his opponents to spend their energy attacking and questioning a suspected plan that is nothing like the real plan. For a short time after its revelation, it forces Tory’s opponents to basically call him on his semantics. It also, however, allows his opponents to accuse him of hiding a flip-flop behind semantics. Earlier in the campaign, Tory did make it clear that a downtown relief subway line was essential, and sharply criticized Chow and Ford for not embracing it as a number-one priority. And while it is true the
new plan sidesteps some of the logistical problems of getting a downtown relief subway going right away, it raises other problems. To begin with, the TIF model of financing is another semantic trick: it is debt by another name, and with the billion-dollar Scarborough subway plan, Toronto will have nearly reached its debt ceiling. And like Chow’s downtown relief plan, Tory’s surface rail plan relies on a massive federal and provincial buy-in to go ahead, and in that sense, is just as speculative. The plan also doesn’t obviate the need for the TTC’s downtown relief line – the city has to find the money for that too. And as Tory himself pointed out not too long ago, that needs to come sooner rather than later.
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Take Charge of Your Health WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Joseph’s Urban Family Health Team, 27 Roncesvalles Ave. CONTACT: Yvonne Ng, 416-2430127, ext. 271 ESS Support Services is hosting a free counselling clinic, which provides a safe and confidential space for you to ask questions about dementia and/ or caregiving and to obtain information.
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The Mirror questions candidates in TRINITY-SPADINA
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ACCORDING TO CENSUS data, Trinity-Spadina was home to 144,733 residents in 2011. The riding is bounded roughly by Ossington Avenue to the west, Avenue Road and Victoria Street to the east, Dupont Street to the north and Lake Ontario (including Toronto Island) to the south. It was made up of parts of the former Fort York, St. Andrew-St. Patrick and Dovercourt ridings prior to 1999. New Democrat Rosario Marchese has represented the riding since it was founded. Prior to that, Marchese represented Fort York from 1990-1999.
Tell us about one local issue that you plan to champion as MPP.
LIBERAL Han Dong | 416-479-4198 |
From the Downtown Relief Line, subway improvements, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT transit is a big issue. What would you do as MPP to improve transit for your constituents?
The debate over whether to expand Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport continues to be a hot topic in the riding. What is your stance on the Toronto island airport?
■ The most important challenge confronting our community is the need to invest in transit. We’re going to fund subways like the downtown relief line, electrify GO and build $10 million worth of bike lanes and cycling infrastructure. All of these new investments and even some of the projects already underway will be cancelled by PC leader Tim Hudak, and even traditional NDP supporters tell me that we need to keep building.
■ I have a plan to bring direct bus service from Liberty Village to Union Station. We’re going to build and invest in the TTC, GO Transit and other regional transit services so we can break gridlock and get our people moving forward. And I also fully support Kathleen Wynne’s plan to invest $10 million in bike lanes and cycling infrastructure because I would love to cycle to work more often.
■ I fully support building the Union Pearson Express so jets aren’t needed at the Island airport.
■ I’ve lived in Trinity-Spadina since my family came to Toronto. The story of my career is working with government to help people. I’ve worked in business, I’ve volunteered, and I’ve worked for cabinet ministers. Working in politics really opens your eyes to the big impact you can make in people’s lives. I grew up here, I live here with my wife and kids, and my parents still live in their house here.
■ I would champion junk food taxes to pay for school food programs and low-income fruit and vegetable benefits. Ontario invests less than any other province per capita in preventing illnesses. Junk food taxes are a powerful tool for combatting poverty, diabetes and obesity, while encouraging everyone to eat better foods. Research has also shown that they will reduce health-care costs.
■ When car drivers pay 33 per cent of the cost of the roads they drive on, while TTC passengers pay 77 per cent of the costs of running Toronto’s transit system, we need to charge drivers more and use that money to improve transit and reduce congestion on the roads. The province also needs to start contributing to the costs of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. At the moment, they contribute no funding to either.
■ With a train to Pearson airport soon to go into service, it is time to close the Island airport. The problems caused by the current operations – traffic congestion, noise and air pollution – are incompatible with nearby residential communities and the increased need for parkland. In its place, let’s build a car-less community of mixed housing, and use the new tunnel to make it easier for thousands to enjoy the islands’ parks and beaches.
■ I’ve lived in Trinity-Spadina almost all my adult life, and worked with thousands of residents in many community projects over the years. From serving as chair or co-chair of tree-planting projects, Tower Power Toronto (helping condo residents green their buildings), the Downtown West Solar Energy Project and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association, I’ve worked collaboratively with many people and diverse groups.
■ The government killed my Bill 20 to free Toronto from the Ontario Municipal Board, but I will bring this bill back. My four bills to protect condo residents finally pressured the government to review the Condominium Act, and I want to make sure the government finally delivers for condo residents. The Liberals have been silent about jets and island airport expansion, and I want to defend the waterfront when this issue returns in 2015.
■ We need to make the Downtown Relief Line our top priority, not the impractical Yonge subway extension to Thornhill that the Liberals recklessly promised during a byelection. We need clean electric trains to the airport, not dirty diesel trains that will pollute our neighbourhoods. Also, Metrolinx needs to become a credible, transparent and independent public agency like Waterfront Toronto, and stop serving partisan political objectives, like the Liberals’ other reckless subway promise made during the Scarborough byelection.
■ The airport should stay as it is. Expansion threatens Ontario Place, neighbouring communities, marine activity and Waterfront Toronto’s revitalization plans. And the Toronto Port Authority wants millions in provincial funds to pay for the new infrastructure needed to support expanded airport operations, which is money that should be spent on public transit, not on private interest. The public wants a sustainable and vibrant waterfront – not mega-malls, Ferris Wheels and mega-casinos. And not a megaairport either.
■ I emigrated from Italy as a boy, and grew up in Trinity-Spadina, living on Shaw Street most of my life. I was a teacher, and then my Harbord Collegiate friend Joe Pantalone somehow talked me into running for school trustee. I did that for eight years, then ran for MPP in 1990. I have been serving the people of Trinity-Spadina at Queen’s Park ever since, and it is the best job in the world.
■ As an advanced-care paramedic who has worked extensively in Trinity-Spadina, I can see first-hand how people with mental health issues are struggling. The current system can’t cope with it. Our white papers identified some ways we can work to solve these problems. These include ensuring mental health care gets the same priority as physical health care in the emergency room, introducing standardized measurable care targets and improving treatment for addictions and mental health among the homeless.
■ By building new subways – such as a downtown relief line from Etobicoke to Scarborough – and expanding our current highways, we can alleviate the current strain on both systems. This will allow us to improve commuting times, ease crowding on public transit and help you get to where you need to go. We are also going to put the province in charge of all rail-based transit and major highways in the GTA without raising taxes.
■ Toronto’s Island Airport is an important piece of economic infrastructure, and the Ontario PC Party supports the plan to expand its capacity so it can handle modern, quiet jets. This is about taking greater steps to open this city and this province to the world.
■ I’m a longtime resident of Trinity-Spadina. I have served as a full-time advanced care paramedic in the community for almost 30 years, and served on the Toronto Paramedic Association and the Ontario Paramedic Association. I’ve volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Interval House Women’s Shelter and Fife House. These experiences, and the desire to provide a better future for my son, have led to the desire to serve my community.
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Spacious 3500 sq. ft. 2 storey with 3 car garage on a huge 229’ wide lot, long private driveway, well layed out home, 9’ ceiling, family size kitchen, 4 bathrooms, incredible master bedroom with spa-like 5 piece ensuite & wet bar,finished basement with kitchen &W/O,fabulous Caledon location, must be seen for only $1,189,000!!
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Fantastic renovated sprawling bungalow in Caledon. 390 ft frontage x 1095 ft deep lot with pond, 4 car garage/separate workshop 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!!
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Live the lifestyle, 4+1 bedroom 2 storey, fabulous open concept layout, crown mouldings, modern kitchen, professionally finished basement, magnificent master bedroom 5 piece ensuite + W/I closet, W/O to huge balcony hot tub, overlooking new salt water heated in ground pool, & the interlock patio makes it maintenance free. Simply must be seen only $749,900!!
Brick + Stone exterior, totally renovated + updated 4+1 bedroom. Granite Counter in gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, crown mouldings, Jacuzzi tub, huge family room, solarium, 2 sundecks, professionally finished basement ideal for in law suite, professionally landscaped. Amazing value only $499,900!!
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Beautiful split 2 bedroom condo, large open concept living + dning room, W/O to balcony, southwest exposure, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, great complex close to all conveniences plus fabulous resort like amenities for only $334,900!!
HIGH PARK 2 ½ STOREY OPPORTUNITY Detached 4 bedroom with addition, situated on 54 ft frontage in high demand neighbourhood, formal dining room, main floor family room, finished basement + third floor, spacious yard and garage. Amazing opportunity only $799,900!!
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Beautiful Stone + Stucco exterior with large veranda, 3 car garage & circular driveway. Gorgeous kitchen with granite countertop, crown mouldings, gleaming hardwood floors, French doors, finished basement, huge deck backyard retreat, outstanding value, must be see for only $599,900!!
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Beautiful and spacious 4 bedroom home in Woodbridge, impeccably well maintained! Approx. 3000 sq ft of living space, large foyer with open centre staircase, large master with 5 piece ensuite, gleaming hardwood throughout, fireplace in main floor and basement, main floor laundry, separate entrance to finished basement, landscaped lot, interlock drive and many extras for only $785,000!!
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Outstanding approximately 1200 sq ft corner suite with 2 bedrooms, upgraded bathrooms, upgraded kitchen, granite countertop, walkout to huge 45 ft terrace, wonderful North West views, motor red canopy, 2 lockers, parking plus much more. Luxury living only $599,900!!
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Brick 2 bedroom in high demand neighbourhood, open concept living + dining room, front porch, sun room, and parking at back. Steps to amenities + transit, amazing value!! $499,900
LUXURY 2 BEDROOM CONDO Fabulous views from the 20th floor in the heart of Mississauga, steps to Square One. Wonderful split bedroom layout, master bedroom retreat, kitchen granite countertop, S/S appliances, open concept living room with W/O to balcony, 2 baths, parking + locker only $324,900!!
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!!
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 $774,000!!
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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!!
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Relaxed lakeside living in Park Lake Residences at a great price. Fabulous 1+1 bdrm suite w/ floor to ceiling windows & spectacular unobstructed lake views from all rooms/balcony. 9 ft ceilings, hardwood floors, upgraded cabinetry & granite counters in kitchen/bath, 4 ss appliances. High end custom unit turned the den into office/spare bedroom w/murphy bed. Sun filled spacious layout, meticulously maintained, loaded w/upgrades w/ parking. Prestigious location between High Park & the lake with its bike paths, marinas, TTC and hwy access.
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11 ELMLEA RD Fabulous 2 storey Cape Cod family home in quiet sought-after enclave in Humber Heights. Offers 4 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, stunning kitchen with quartz and marble counters, breakfast bar for 8. Walk-out to deck and private yard, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylight, romantic master with fireplace and ensuite, his/hers closets, huge picture window overlooking yard, finished lower level, single garage and parking for 3 cars on driveway + much more, shows 10+. Call Barb Kirby 416 723 7633 or Kathy Czulinski 416 949-7653
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Soccer passion ignites across Toronto
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oronto soccer fans are getting ready to wave their flags next month when the World Cup of soccer begins in Brazil. Being one the of most diverse cities in the world means that when the World Cup takes place every four years, there is no shortage of fans cheering for the 32 teams taking part in the tournament. And this year will be no exception. The World Cup kicks off on June 12 with a game between host Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo. Scarborough’s Josie Tanga is of Italian descent and she is already looking forward to this year’s World Cup, in which Italy will be making its 14th straight appearance. “It’s great,” said Tanga of the World Cup and its importance to Toronto’s huge Italian-Canadian population.
we won it in 2004,” said Kouzoukas, who grew up in East York playing soccer. “That was the pinnacle for Greek fans,” he said of the 2004 Euro championship which Greece won 1-0 over host team Portugal. That win led to thousands of fans pouring onto Danforth Avenue, waving Greek flags and celebrating for hours. It also established Greektown on the Danforth, between Chester and Jones avenues, as the epicentre for Toronto’s Greek soccer fans during major tournaments such as the Euro and the World Cup. REALISTIC OUTLOOK
FIERCE SUPPORT “We have a huge fan base, and we love our Italian team. We support them no matter what.” Tanga said family and friends often gather at her home to watch the games when Italy is playing. “We have family and friends over and we get all dressed up for the game; wearing the bracelets and the hats,” she said. “Everyone gets very excited.” Of course, food is a big part of the celebration when it comes to watching the World Cup for Toronto’s fans supporting the countries taking part. “We make rice balls and pizza,” said Tanga. After enjoying the game in the relative calm of the home environment, Tanga said heading out to celebrate on Corso Italia, in the St. Clair and Lansdowne area, is also usually on the agenda providing Italy wins the match.
Go online to our World Cup site to find individual pages for each team with the latest news, blogs and cultural connections.
>> insidetoronto.com/worldcupTO It was Toronto’s Italian fans who started the tradition of massive World Cup celebrations in the city with huge turnouts and street parties during the 1982 tournament when Italy won over what was then West Germany. As for picking a winner this year, Tanga likes Italy. No surprise given her heritage and the fact Italy has won the World Cup four times; second only to Brazil’s five World Cup championships. “The Italians,
who else,” she said when asked to predict this year’s champ. “My kids might have a different opinion, though. (Cristiano) Ronaldo is a great player; maybe Portugal. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Italy, though.” For Sam Kouzoukas, the participation of Greece in this year’s World Cup makes him proud of the team he supports. “Historically, we’ve done better in the Euro (the European soccer championships) and
Kouzoukas is proud that Greece is making its second-straight World Cup appearance, but is realistic about his team’s chances of winning it all. “It’s a great accomplishment that Greece made it,” he said. He pointed out that Greek fans did not have a lot to cheer about in the 2010 World Cup during which their team went winless in their three preliminary round games, and were eliminated. However, Greece did advance to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Euro. Given his background of playing soccer and his Greek heritage, Kouzoukas said he finds it interesting how everyone in Toronto becomes a soccer expert once the World Cup begins. “When the World Cup comes, everyone is watching and everyone has an opinion. About two weeks before the World Cup and during it, everyone’s talking about it.” Hosting a World Cup event? Post it in our online calendar. Go to www. insidetoronto.com and click ‘Sign Up’.
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hen it comes to this year’s World Cup, our newspapers and websites will be the place to be when it comes to celebrating the tourney in Toronto. Being such a diverse city, interest in the World Cup is huge. It’s of extreme importance to those whose heritage is linked to the 32 teams taking part, and of great interest to so many others. Check out our www. insidetoronto.com/worldcupTO website. We have info on the 32 teams and where in Toronto fans will go to watch games during the World Cup from June 12 to July 13. The closer to the games the more exciting it gets to follow with activities throughout Toronto. Here’s how it works: • Enter www.insidetoronto. com/worldcupTO and you will see the flags of all 32 teams. Click on your favourite. • On your country’s site, you can see stories on the best places to catch events linked to the team, stories on the teams, news and ultimately viewers’ guides about the World Cup. • There are recipes from all 32 countries. Other stories will celebrate the many cultures who enjoy the World Cup. • We have a number of bloggers writing about the teams. Follow a team and willing to blog? We’re looking for more contributors! • Bookmark www.insidetoronto.com/worldcupTO and follow along as Toronto celebrates the World Cup.
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the CNEA’s “first year as a 135-year-old start-up” and pointed out the CNE brought in 1.36 million people over the 18 days it was open. He vowed the CNEA was continually looking for new ways to improve the CNE experience to ensure it appeals to longtime visitors and newcomers alike. “We continue to pursue opportunities to improve the fair, to keep it relevant in the world of social media and to grow new audiences...who will create their own new traditions,” he said. Bednar offered a glimpse into what this year’s CNE will offer to Exhibition-goers. “First of all, you will eat, and of course you will also shop,” he said. “There are rumours about bacon-wrapped corn on the cob – I don’t know if that rumour is true or not – but of course there will be a wide selection of food both inside the food building and out of doors.” He promised a new look to
retail pavilions and added the Ex will feature a new country and western bar with a mechanical bull starting this year. Family activity areas will also be back, including the farm, Kids World and a sports zone, while popular attractions such as the SkyRide and zipline will return as well. Live entertainment from bands to acrobats will provide even more reasons for families to come out. “As usual, all of these shows will be included in the price of admission,” Bednar said. With that in mind, he said the future of the venerable CNE is bright. “The independent CNE is financially viable without government support and this summer is going to be a great time to bring family and friends to the CNE,” he said. The Ex will run from August 15 through Sept. 1 this year.
“We went through a long process of park design and I think we are going to come out with something good,” said Charles Campbell, with Active 18. Construction is slated to begin in July in the parcel of land directly behind the Canada Post office on Queen Street West, but in the future the park will be expanded to take over the current Green P lot next to the post office,
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With the warm weather finally around the corner, many are making plans for their summer vacations. For family caregivers of the elderly, however, planning a trip can take on a more complicated perspective. Many caregivers who are responsible for the day-to-day care of a senior member of the family are often stressed about how the much-needed support of their loved one will continue while they’re away. Daily health and medical obligations that are required by many seniors can make it a challenge in planning time away from the home. Fortunately there are a number of options for caregivers who want to assure that their elderly loved one is well taken care of while the family is away. Known as “Respite Care,” the service provides temporary, special care in the home or a substitute living arrangement for seniors while their regular caregivers are unavailable. In many cases, this type of care provides a brief period of relief or rest (usually more than 24 hours) for the family members, guardians or others who provide care. Respite Care comes in many forms and there are a variety of options for caregivers who want to assure that their loved ones’ needs are addressed during these times. Following are details on the alternative caregiving solutions for seniors:
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3 DAYS ONLY!!
FRIDAY, MAY 30TH, SATURDAY, MAY 31ST AND SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST
ALL FRIDGES & RANGES
Our Outlet Prices
when you use your Sears Financial™ Credit Card†
F OF Outlet
Offer excludes #195XXX items and all yellow-ticketed items
PLUS: Save an EXTRA 5%
Savings offers cannot be combined
Dixie Outlet Mall
Lake Shore Blvd.
Sale prices in effect Thursday, May 29 th to Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 unless otherwise stated, while quantities last. Offers do not apply to purchases made prior to May 29 th, 2014. All items have been priced for final sale. Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated Ask for details. Cawthra Road
PARKDALE VILLAGER | Thursday, May 29, 2014 |
MON.-FRI. 10AM-9PM SAT. MAY 31ST 9:30AM-6PM SUN. JUNE 1ST 11AM-6PM
2200 Islington Ave. N.
MON.-FRI. 10AM-9PM SAT. MAY 31ST 9:00AM-6PM Sears Catalogue shopping SUN. JUNE 1ST 11AM-6PM
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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Published on May 29, 2014
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