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WOODEN ART INSTALLATION SETS UP SHOP IN BUDAPEST PARK Budapest Park has a patriotic installation capturing the hearts of Torontonians. The Consulate General of Hungary teamed up with Hello Wood, an architecture studio based in Budapest, Hungary to work on creating the studio’s first Canadian Project, entitled the “Tunnel Through Time.” Submitted photo FULL STORY: bit.ly/budapestparkart WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: The installation serves as a thank you to Toronto who welcomed Hungarian refugees in 1956.
PROCREATION PROBLEM SOLVERS AT THE TORONTO ZOO GET A LITTLE WILD Those treated by Dr. Gabriela Mastromonaco aren’t your typical patients seeking reproductive assistance. They’re housed in the Toronto Zoo, specifically selected for artificial insemination in hopes of producing offspring to keep numbers of their species up and, if possible, to release these animals back into their natural habitats. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland FEATURE: Pages 14 and 15
MUSIC GROUP CEOL KIDS TO HONOUR GORD DOWNIE WITH SPECIAL CONCERT Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie has had an immeasurable impact on Canada’s music scene. Now, Ceol Kids, a collection of Toronto rockers from various bands, will play a one-off concert in support of the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research. Eric Brazier/photo FULL STORY: bit.ly/ceolkids WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: Ceol Kids will be performing a by-request show with each act taking on one of the Hip’s songs.
CASA LOMA GETS SPOOKY WITH LEGENDS OF HORROR RUNNING UNTIL HALLOWEEN Historic Casa Loma is hosting Legends of Horror throughout October, an immersive theatrical experience that sees Dracula lead guests around the castle’s exterior through a series of horror-themed exhibits. James Shay/photo FULL STORY: bit.ly/casalomaspooky WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: The frightful display will play on various fears such as classic horror movie monsters.
A man faces charges in what Toronto police say is the largest cocaine seizure ever made in the city. The six-week investigation, conducted by the drug squad, was dubbed Project Polar. The seized drugs have a total street value of $8.98 million ($7.3 million in cocaine). Dan Pearce/Metroland FULL STORY: bit.ly/bigdrugbust WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: Police say there’s a larger organized crime component to the ongoing investigation.
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MAN CHARGED IN LARGEST COCAINE SEIZURE IN TORONTO POLICE HISTORY
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ONTARIO COALITION AGAINST POVERTY DEMANDS FIXES TO HOUSING FUND
Members of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty marched on Toronto City Hall this past week to demand that Mayor John Tory and Community and Social Services Chair James Pasternak immediately restore a $13 million cut from the Housing Stabilization Fund. David Nickle/Metroland FULL STORY: bit.ly/ocaprally WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: Spokesperson for the mayor’s office invited OCAP members to attend consultations.
MOST TORONTONIANS WANT SPECIAL TAX ON FOREIGN HOME BUYERS: POLL Most Torontonians want to charge foreign buyers of city real estate a special tax, according to a poll commissioned by ScarboroughAgincourt councillor (Ward 39) Jim Karygiannis. The Mainstreet survey shows 52 per cent of 1,045 residents support a special tax. Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star FULL STORY: bit.ly/pollhometax WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: The Scarborough councillor also says the tax is a revenue tool for a city that is cash-strapped.
BENEFITS OUTLINED FOR EXPO TORONTO Supporters for a Toronto bid to host Expo in 2025 brought a new privately-funded report to hard sell the idea at City Hall. FULL STORY: bit.ly/toexpo2025 WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: Bid would focus on portlands.
The property leading to the entrance of the Our Lady of Mercy Wing at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, which fronts Sunnyside Avenue in Roncesvalles Village, got a facelift. It received a complete overhaul featuring a healing garden, new benches, and a prominently placed statue of the Virgin Mary. Reg Good/photo FULL STORY: bit.ly/stjoesgarden WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: The garden was made possible by donor Sandra Belvedere in honour of her husband Rocco.
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ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH CENTRE GETS FACELIFT, UNVEILS HEALING GARDEN
QUEEN VICTORIA PS GETS DOZENS OF BOOKS THROUGH READING CAMPAIGN The library at Queen Victoria Public School is about to get a boost in books. The Parkdale school is one of 200-plus high needs schools who participated in this year’s Adopt a School program with Indigo’s Love of Reading Foundation and received 134 books during a three-week campaign. Submitted photo FULL STORY: bit.ly/queenvicbooks WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: Schools in the campaign are high-needs schools with a library budget of $30 per student a year.
GUYS CAN COOK PROGRAM HELPS SHARPEN CULINARY SKILLS IN PARKDALE Over seven weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 17, boys between the ages of 13 and 18 will be rolling up their sleeves and sharpening their cooking skills with two professional chefs from George Brown College for free at the Parkdale Community Health Centre. Lorrain Yau/photo
Councillor Gord Perks is hosting a community meeting reviewing the traffic and parking issues in south Parkdale during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Metroland file photo FULL STORY: bit.ly/parkingmeeting WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: It will provide a forum to discuss actions that can be done in the coming years to alleviate car pressures.
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FULL STORY: bit.ly/guyscook WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: The program teaches young men how to cook and eat healthy in a positive social environment.
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Brock Doors & Windows completes $25,000 home makeover for winner On Saturday Oct. 15, Brock Doors and Windows completed the $25,000 home transformation for their sweepstakes winners. Ilmars and Debra Krievins won the $25,000 Window Door and More contest via a random draw nearly one year ago. The couple was away on vacation when the draw took place, and returned home to a great surprise. Brock Doors and Windows installed brand new windows, alongside a beautiful front door system
and patio door for the lucky winning couple. “We have been transforming homes in the GTA for over 26 years, we only just began this draw two years ago; with the idea of giving back to the community that has kept us in business for so many years.” says Reputation Manager Steavi Potter. The next draw will take place in May 2017. You can enter the contest online at www.brockwindows.com/sweepstakes.
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Meanwhile, left-winger Hyman is 24, right-winger Nylander is 20 and centre Matthews is 19. There have been a few more Kid Lines since then in the NHL, but the name only caught on with the fans of the teams they played on. There is only one real Kid Line. Primeau, Conacher and Jackson. So no Kid Line 2, OK? Or Kid Line II. Over to you. The ball is in your court. If you can say that when talking about hockey. But you better get the lead out. Or the ink out, if you’re using a pen instead of a pencil to come up with a name. There’s no way of knowing how long Matthews, Nylander and Hyman will remain a unit. Coaches typically like to experiment with different combinations in order to keep the players from getting complacent or having them get comfortable with a bunch of players, but also to give the team different looks to keep the opposition off guard. They could each have two different linemates if you wait too long. A unique name is a must. Matthews, Nylander and Hyman deserve a handle created just for them. With that in mind, that means ixnay to The New Kids On The Block, which I fear is likely running a close second to Kid Line. Not just because it is also associated with another group, but more importantly the New Kids On The Block aren’t kids anymore. They’re all pushing 40-something. What’s more, it’s probably been a while since they’ve been anywhere near the block, let alone on it. They’re likely everywhere but on the block when you get right down to it.
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I need your help loyal readers. The reason I’m reaching out is that I have a funny feeling that the Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Zach Hyman trio is going to end up getting dubbed “The Kid Line.” It’s not that it isn’t a catchy phrase. It is. Or isn’t a fitting phrase. It’s that, too. Very much so. The problem is, it’s not original. There already was a Kid Line. On your very own Maple Leafs, in fact. From 1929 - 1936. The line consisted of centre Joe Primeau, in between right winger Charlie Conacher and left winger Harvey “Busher” Jackson, all of whom are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. I remember that line like it was yesterday. No, not because I was around back then, smarty pants. That was way before my time. Yes, way. Very way. How way is besides the point. I only remember it like it was yesterday because it was yesterday that I made a point of going back and looking up The Kid Line’s bios again. What prompted me to do that was seeing all three grace the Top 100 Maple Leafs list of all time that was introduced during that special centennial celebration at the Air Canada Centre before the opening home game last Saturday night. I seemed to recall that they were even younger than the current young troika but I wanted to make absolutely sure. It turns out I was right. When it comes to kids being kids, they indeed were more junior than today’s group. Primeau was only 23, and Conacher and Jackson were both just 18 when they all first hit the ice together.
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It’s the size of a residential tower, not the project itself, that those who attended an open house last Saturday to discuss the redevelopment of the Galleria mall take issue with. Submitted rendering image FULL STORY: bit.ly/42storeys WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: One local resident called the development seemingly ‘pompous’ and ‘ambitious.’
RESTAURANT CHAIN LA CARNITA APOLOGIZES FOR INSTAGRAM POST La Carnita has apologized after a post it made on its Instagram feed drew fire from a large number of people who found it offensive and tone-deaf. La Carnita wrote “what if Donald said ‘grab her by the taco’” on Oct. 11, playing off of a revealed tape that caught Donald Trump boasting about sexually assaulting women. La Carnita/Instagram
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RESIDENTS SAY 42-STOREY TOWER TOO HIGH FOR GALLERIA MALL PROPERTY
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TORONTO ZOO’S GIANT PANDA CUBS CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST BIRTHDAY Our babies are growing up. Canada’s first giant panda cubs celebrated their first birthday at the Toronto Zoo Thursday, Oct. 13. Zoo staff, VIPs from China and members of the media gathered at the zoo to celebrate the cubs’, Jia Panpan (Canadian Hope) and Jia Yueyue (Canadian Joy), milestone birthday. Tara Hatherly/Metroland FULL STORY: bit.ly/pandaturns1 WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: This is the first time since the 1980s that Canada has hosted giant pandas.
BREASTOBER RAISES FUNDS, AWARENESS FOR PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER CENTRE It’s BREASTOBER month, and The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is hosting a number of events throughout October to promote awareness and fundraise to purchase equipment to finalize patient breast reconstruction at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Stock image FULL STORY: bit.ly/breastober WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE: One in nine women in Canada will learn they have breast cancer in their lifetime.
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SHOP FOR UNIQUE GIFTS AT THE GLADSTONE FLEA: OCTOBER MARKET
Karen, left, and Michelle offer distinct handmade soap and beauty products at the Wits End Soap booth, during a previous Gladstone Flea Market. On Sunday, check out the October Market to find unique gems, fashions, vintage scores and other market must-haves. Metroland file photo OCT. 23, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. MORE INFO: bit.ly/gladstnflea CONTACT: GLADSTONEFLEA@ GMAIL.COM
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and her team step in, who will then evaluate “why babies aren’t coming,” she said. Sometimes the issue isn’t physical. Sometimes it’s as simple as creating the right atmosphere hence the toads and the rain shower music. But as easy as that may sound, pinpointing fertility treatment and what works and what doesn’t is still something Mastromonaco is figuring out. An Indian rhino calf lost a pregnancy because she didn’t have enough progesterone to sustain it. Cheetahs have undergone treatment for five or six years without producing offspring. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an international organization focused in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, has listed the Indian rhinoceros, polar bear, cheetah, and giant panda some of Toronto Zoo’s biggest draws - as vulnerable. Come next year, the reproductive program currently housed in two rooms inside a 40-year-old building will move into a state-of-the-art facility, which will allow Mastromonaco and her staff more research equipment and space to house and transfer animals more easily, she said, adding the old site will be used as a curatorial lab. Bison insemination is the next “big project” for Mastromonaco, adding the zoo has kept 35-year-old bison sperm frozen in the lab. “As long as the samples are frozen, we can bring them back,” she said. “We can breed across time and space.” The cost of artificially inseminating an animal is $500 to $600 a try, with in-vitro fertilization running $3,000 to $4,000 a pop. But, with certain species dangerously close to extinction, such as the Grevy’s zebra, “you can’t put a price” on reproduction, she said.
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Heather Kalka, from Oshawa, is a zoo keeper for the Americas at the Toronto Zoo. She is pictured with Juno, a polar bear cub.
Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue act like typical twins: teasing each other, play fighting, and competing for mom’s attention. Except these twins walk on all fours, are black and white, and will eventually munch on bamboo, their food of choice. Born at the Toronto Zoo Oct. 13, 2015, the giant panda cubs are still very much a crowd favourite, with visitors lining up for hours to catch of glimpse of them and their mother, Er Shun. Da Mao, one of three potential fathers, is housed in a separate enclosure. The first giant panda cubs born in Canada, Jia Panpan (Canadian hope), and his sister, Jia Yueyue (Canadian joy), are still bottle fed, although they like to chew on bamboo, said giant panda zoo keeper Emily Noel of Mitchell’s Corners, Ontario. Weighing in at 20.5 pounds, Jia Panpan loves to play, knocking his sister off a wood plank as they roll on the ground. The smaller of the two, 16.5 pound Jia Yueyue is the more shy, independent twin, according to Noel.
BABY INDIAN RHINO STILL GROWING Baby Nandu came into the world tipping the scales at 140 pounds - and, seven months later, he’s still growing. After a gestation period of roughly 16 months, the Indian rhinoceros was born Feb. 17, 2016 to mom Ashakiran and dad Vishnu at the Toronto Zoo, said Sarah Stata of Port Perry, zoo keeper of the Indomalaya outdoor exhibit. The youngster, who weighed a staggering 906 pounds as of September (by comparison, mom weighs between 3,500 and 4,000 pounds), is described as a very curious boy who likes to be touched and enjoys the water. A herbivore, Nandu’s diet is mainly made up of fruits and vegetables, and mom’s milk. Rhinos tend to be favoured by poachers for their horns, who falsely believe they have the ability to cure cancer, Stata said.
Nandu, a 7-month-old Indian rhinoceros, with his mother Ashakiran at the Toronto Zoo.
Not many newborns can claim to walk just 10 minutes after being born. But then again, Rey isn’t your typical baby. Rey, an endangered Grevy’s zebra filly, was born to mom Tori July 26, 2016. Described as smart, sassy, and super outgoing by Oshawa’s Kim Welfle, zoo keeper of the African Savannas at the Toronto Zoo, young Rey is an independent spirit who likes to cause trouble with big sister, Leia. Rey will nurse until about eight months old, and she’s also fed a vegetarian diet of hay, fruits and vegetables, with a preference towards apples and carrots. Rey, along with her family, is listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of threatened species - there are roughly 2,000 Grevy zebras left in the wild.
Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue are the giant panda cubs at the Toronto Zoo.
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