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Ask questions of byelection candidates MIKE ADLER firstname.lastname@example.org A “meet and greet” event with Scarborough-Guildwood candidates at a Kingston-Galloway church being held today will now include a joint questionand-answer session in front of the public, organizers say. “It’s not a debate, but you can ask them questions,” Dip Habib, co-ordinator of volunteers and
events for the East Scarborough Storefront, said this week. The Storefront is inviting riding residents to Progress Co m m u n i t y C h u rc h , o n Kingston Road just west of Galloway Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. as a way of encouraging personal contact with some of the 10 candidates running in the Aug. 1 byelection. Unlike previous Storefront “meet and greet” sessions, how-
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Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews says physiotherapists are deliberately misinforming seniors in ScarboroughGuildwood about changes to their coverage as the riding prepares for a provincial byelection. A campaign to make the changes a byelection issue seems to be working - the topic came up Thursday during a “social tea” five riding candidates attended at the Momiji Centre on Kingston Road where front-running candidates have tried to concentrate on public transit. Demonstrators organized by a physiotherapy clinics association also briefly picketed the office of Liberal candidate Mitzie Hunter earlier in the campaign. “The people who are protesting are employees of companies who are going to have to change their business models,” said Matthews, who maintains four companies control billing for two-thirds of physiotherapy sessions under the present system.
“They’ve got the people they serve worked up and they’re giving misinformation.” In an interview this week, the minister said physiotherapists in general support the policy change. A court decision Friday gave clinics opposing the change a temporary reprieve from the new system, which was to come into force on Aug. 1. Physiotherapists and seniors they serve in Scarborough, however, have been saying the provincial reorganization of physio, billed as an expansion, will actually cut local services as well as jobs. Progressive Conservative candidate Ken Kirupa said it upsets him to see services to seniors being cut. “Seniors should not be punished, this is what I’m thinking,” he said. Kirupa said seniors who get regular physiotherapy “so they can stay out of the hospital” and stay mobile are happy with the current service. The Liberal government wasted money on other parts of the health care system, and are cutting physiotherapy because “they are short of money now,” he suggested on Thursday. >>>CHANGES, page 10
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jumbo yard sale, kids crafts, play park, face painting, all day DJ and prize draws and much more. Tables are available for rent for $15. The event takes place in the garden courtyard at 10 Gower St., which is at Victoria Park Ave. and St. Clair Ave. E., off Dawes Rd. Call Christine Kiczek, 416-288-8140. Summer Camp theme is Green Earth wChildren’s
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The weekly outdoor Farmers’ Market at University of Toronto Scarborough has returned for a fourth season. Open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, the market vendors will offer fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods and other wares until this fall. The market is at the campus’s Outer Parking Lot 4, at the traffic lights, one block north of Ellesmere Road on Military Trail. Pub nights at Miller Lash house wCommunity residents are invited to enjoy pub nights on Thursday evenings at the Miller Lash House on the University of Toronto Scarborough grounds in the Highland Creek valley. The pub nights will take place Thursdays until mid August and are hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough food and beverage services. Food and drinks will be available on the patio of the historic Miller Lash House which was built in 1913. To rec-
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Scarborough-Guildwood: looking beyond transit MIKE ADLER email@example.com Take away all mention of subways, physiotherapy and cancelled natural gas plants, and the Scarborough-Guildwood bylection campaign hasn’t been about very much. Truthfully, none of the candidates has seemed well-informed on how provincial policies translate into local issues. The riding is the governing Liberals’ to lose on Aug. 1, and their candidate Mitzie Hunter’s closest rivals Progressive Conservative Ken Kirupa and New Democrat Adam Giambrone, when not talking about public transit, have tended to highlight Liberal spending scandals or say the Liberals want to raise taxes. Changes to physiotherapy coverage emerged as a surprise issue, but there are other topics, mentioned in interviews with The Scarborough Mirror over the past few weeks, candidates could have said more about. Scarborough’s two hospitals are studying a merger, partly because the province is changing the way it funds hospitals. Rouge Valley Health System’s Centenary campus is in Scarborough-Guildwood, and probably the riding’s largest single employer. Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition said her group
tried to raise the issue because it believes the government wants a merger in order to “ration services,” which will force Scarborough patients to travel further. “The end goal is decided,” she said of merger talks between RVHS and The Scarborough Hospital expected to finish early this fall. “Unless the public makes a lot of noise that’s what’s going to happen.” Hunter said the government has a strong record on health care and she is “confident the hospitals will work together to deliver the absolute best care for our residents.” She deflected charges by other candidates that Scarborough has been short-changed on health care by pointing to increased investments in home care for seniors and the recent completion of an emergency department at TSH’s General campus west of the riding. “Our community is benefitting.” Kirupa said waste in the health care system should be eliminated, but added “patients’ care cannot be jeopardized in any way.” While acknowledging people are concerned about hospital mergers, he said his party will put more money into “patient-centred care,” if it can. Giambrone said he has met doctors worried about closing outpatient programs and beds at TSH and believe a merger may lead to
A byelection to elect the member of provincial parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood takes place Aug. 1.
closing of local emergency rooms. With the information he has, he said, “I would feel absolutely uncomfortable supporting any merger.” Giambrone toured the General on Friday with Green candidate Nick Leeson, who took a positive view on how that hospital responded to funding changes. “They’re using a lot of business strategies to innovate and run things more efficiently, and that’s great,” Leeson said. Leeson, however, also noted the General’s operating rooms were built in the 1950s and aren’t adequate now, for which he blames the efforts of local MPPs: “The
advocates for Scarborough weren’t doing a good enough job.” The campaign coincided with the first anniversary of the Danzig Street shooting, which came after years of provincial, federal and city investment in the KingstonGalloway-Orton Park neighbourhood that saw expansions at the East Scarborough Storefront, East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club and Native Child and Family Services in the riding. At a service for Shyanne Charles, a local teenager killed in the shooting, Hunter delivered passionate impromptu words of encouragement to the girl’s young friends. “Let this little girl be the wind at your back,” she told them, later explaining she thought Shyanne could be a powerful motivator for her circle, “starting with completing an education, which is really the ultimate determinate of a young person’s future.” Kirupa said it was outrageous innocent bystanders “were caught up in the gang fighting” on Danzig and said he’d work with law enforcement, federal and city governments “to restore safety in Scarborough.” Crime rates go down when the economy “is doing okay,” said the Tory candidate, but if Liberal investments and anti-violence programs in the area had been working well, he argued, “this shooting would not happen.”
Meanwhile, Kirupa added, people in the riding say their children cannot find a job in their field. “We have to focus on creating jobs,” he said. “We need lots of plumbers, but nobody’s studying in the plumbing field.” Leeson sounded doubtful on whether Liberal investments and programs are working. Centres for youth, “can only provide a stop gap” if there is no strategy to get jobs for those youths, said the Green candidate. “Youth unemployment is still extremely high in this riding.” The campaign has seen consultations for a provincial Youth Jobs Strategy Hunter said will spend $295 million over two years. “I want to ensure these investments benefit young people in Scarborough-Guildwood,” said the Liberal candidate. “We know the power of work to transform lives.” Giambrone, the New Democrat, said the province invested in Toronto’s Don Valley Brickworks and Wychwood Barns, and should also invest in Guild Park, where the riding’s historic Guild Inn has been left to deteriorate. “They’ve come in when the people who ask them are strong and don’t let them off the hook,” he said.
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Series of violent bank robberies happened in Scarborough ANDREW PALAMARCHUK firstname.lastname@example.org A $50,000 reward is being offered for information on a series of eight violent bank robberies in which tellers were pistol-whipped, pulled by the hair and put in headlocks. The armed robbery spree began June 1 at the Bank of Montreal at 5540 Lawrence Ave. E. The latest holdup occurred July 22 in Vaughan. “Our concern is the escalation of violence in these robberies,” Staff Insp. Mike Earl told reporters Thursday during a news conference at police headquarters. “These suspects not only just jump over the counter and make a demand for cash, they also have been pistolwhipping tellers, pushing tellers, grabbing tellers by their hair, in one instance grabbing the teller in a choke-hold while demanding the money.” The Canadian Bankers Association
posted the cash reward for information leading to arrests and convictions in the case. “In each instance, at least two masked males enter the bank, produce a firearm, vault the counter and remove a quantity of cash,” Earl said. “The employees were traumatized, some were actually manhandled.” The suspects are black, in their early 20s and 5’8” to six-feet tall. Police believe there could be two groups involved in the robberies though the groups could be connected. “There could be a crossover of individuals in both groups, which we’ve seen before,” Earl said. “All we need is a tip to lead to one of these individuals, which may start the domino effect.” Police released surveillance camera images of the robbers. Four of the holdups occurred in Scarborough. One happened in North York. The others took place
to call the holdup squad at 416-8087350 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222TIPS (8477).
GTA spree Staff photo/ANDREW PALAMARCHUK
Toronto police Holdup Squad Staff Insp. Mike Earl reviews the videotape from a series of eight armed robberies throughout the GTA, following a media conference held Thursday at police headquarters.
in Peel and York regions. The holdups occurred close to a highway during the middle of the day. Earl wouldn’t disclose how much money was stolen. Anyone with information is asked
June 1: Bank of Montreal, 5540 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough June 15: Scotiabank, 305 Port Union Rd., Scarborough June 22: Royal Bank, 75 Rylander Blvd., Scarborough June 25: Royal Bank, 4022 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough June 25: National Bank, 295 Eglinton Ave. E., Mississauga July 8: Royal Bank, 27 Rean Dr., North York July 11: Royal Bank, 10098 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton July 22: Royal Bank, 6140 Hwy. 7, Vaughan
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KILLED BY SUV WHILE CROSSING ROAD ◗SENIOR An elderly Scarborough pedestrian is dead after she was hit by an SUV early Sunday in North York. Police said Lotty Rozendaal, 83, was crossing Sheppard Avenue near Don Mills Road just after midnight with her husband when she was hit by a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. Her husband was not hit. The couple was not crossing at the crosswalk, police said. Rozendaal died of her injuries in hospital. Police said the driver of the vehicle was cooperating with the investigation and appears not to be at fault. –with files from Torstar News Service
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What’s in a name? Plenty, it would seem
o, I was soaking up the gorgeous weather on my favourite park bench Sunday morning when a white-haired gentleman, who had just come out of Now That’s What I Call A Bagel across the street, accidentally dropped his sunglasses on the sidewalk. I was about to let him know, when a kid zipping by on a skateboard beat me to the punch. He came to a screeching stop, scooped them up and yelled out, “Hey oldtimer, you lost something. Over here.” The man winced. “Thanks for retrieving my shades,” he said. “But I don’t care to be referred to as oldtimer. If it’s all the same to you, that is.” “No worries, gramps,” the kid replied cheerfully. The wince turned to a grimace. “I ain’t too high on gramps either,” the man
jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY replied. “My apologies again, pops.” “For what it’s worth, I’m also not crazy about pops.” “So how am I supposed to address you elderly, then?” he replied, frustrated. “YOU ELDERLY?” the man repeated incredulously. The kid was digging himself in deeper and deeper, but soldiered on blissfully unaware. “You prefer senior citizen, perhaps?” “Not quite.” “Golden-ager?” “Fraid not.” “Boomer?” “Hardly.” “Zoomer?” “Sorry.” “Double Nickels?
Centurion?” “You’re kidding, right?” The kid was now completely exasperated. “So how do I properly address a member of the
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use it to it anytime. Now if you’ll excuse me...” Then the man grabbed the kid’s skateboard, popped a quick wheelie and handed it back to him. “Gnarly ride, junior,” he said. “Uh, I’m not too crazy about being called junior, Mickey,” the kid replied. “What is it with you young whippersnappers today?” Mickey asked perplexed. “If it’s all the same to you, I also don’t like to be called a young whipp...” “Whatever. Later dude, keep it real, know what I’m saying?” And then Mickey hopped on his Harley, popped another wheelie and took off Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Farmers Market at Providence Healthcare WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Providence Healthcare, 3276 St. Clair Ave. E. CONTACT: info@providence. on.ca COST: Free On Aug.1, 22 and 29 from Ontario produce from local farmers. Everyone welcome. Interview Workshop-New Time WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: On-Track Career and Employment Services, 1371 Neilson Rd. CONTACT: 416283-5229 to register COST: Free Learn interview skills.
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Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www. scarboroughmirror.com. Read weeks of listings from your Scarborough neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto. 2931, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free Music & Culture students end the semester with a series of classical and contemporary music performances during the annual Chamber Music Recital. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
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Chamber Music Recital WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail CONTACT: 416-208-
Birkdale Saturday Night WHEN: 7:30 to 11 p.m. WHERE: Birkdale Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Rd. CONTACT: Jim, 416267-6621 COST: $6
Summer Camp WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Malvern Family Resource Centre Youth Centre, 1321 Neilson Rd. CONTACT: Seema Besai, 416-284-4184, email@example.com COST: $50-$65 Malvern Family Resource Centre will be offering summer camp for children aged 6 to 12 years old until Aug. 30.
Oral Health for Seniors & Children WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Immigrant Resource Centre-IRC (CICS), 2330 Midland Ave. CONTACT: Zarmeena Khan, 416-7078259, zarmeena.khan@cicscanada. com COST: Free Learn how to take care of oral health for seniors and children
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Bodhi Meditation Beginner Classes WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Unit 21-22, 4500 Sheppard Ave East, CONTACT: 416-321-0386 COST: Free Learn the style of Bodhi Meditation. Free lunch provided.
Stratford Summer Music WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. WHERE: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrews Rd. CONTACT: Stratford Summer Music, 519-271-2101, www. stratfordsummermusic.ca COST: $25 Gospel Joy & Jamboree with Toronto Mass Choir and band.
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WEST HILL BASEBALL TEE BALL TUESDAY, JULY 30 w West Hill Hockey Red Sox vs. Giants (Charlottetown Park #2, east, 65 Charlottetown Blvd., 6:30 p.m.)
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The Toronto Thunder’s Andre Goulbourne, right, rushes for a first down against the Metro Toronto Wildcats during Ontario Varsity Football League junior varsity action at Birchmount Stadium recently. The Thunder went on to win the game 17-12.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 w Eagle Beaver Red Sox vs. Mariners (Charlottetown #1, west, 65 Charlottetown Blvd., 6:30 p.m.) MOSQUITO TUESDAY, JULY 30 w Port Union Medical Red Sox vs. Braves (Highland Creek, 3550 Ellesmere Rd., 6:30 p.m.) PEEWEE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 w Blue Jays vs. Giants (Canmore Park, 101 Canmore Blvd., 6:30 p.m.)
UPCOMING GAME In Clairlea-Westview Soccer Club under 16 action, Our Lady of Fatima – Purple takes on All Hallows – Red in Oakridge Park, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 1.
CLAIRLEA-WESTVIEW SOCCER CLUB UNDER 6 TUESDAY, JULY 30 w Fallingbrook – Sky Blue/White vs. All Hallows – Red/White (J. McPherson West field, 7 p.m.) w St. Bede – Green/White vs. Our Lady of Fatima – Purple/White (J. McPherson Mid field, 7 p.m.) THURSDAY, AUG. 1 w Fallingbrook – Sky Blue/White vs. All Hallows – Red/White (Regent Park, 7 p.m.)
UNDER 7 WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 w Fallingbrook – Sky Blue/White vs. All Hallows – Red/White (J. McPherson West field, 7 p.m.) w All Hallows – Red/White vs. St. Bede – Green/White (J. McPherson Mid field, 7 p.m.)
UNDER 8 TUESDAY, JULY 30 w Fallingbrook – Sky Blue/White vs. Westminster – Royal Blue/White (Regent Park, 7 p.m.) THURSDAY, AUG. 1 w All Hallows – Red/White vs. St. Bede – Green/White (J. McPherson Mid field, 7
p.m.) w Fallingbrook – Sky Blue/White vs. Our Lady of Fatima – Purple/White (J. McPherson West field, 7 p.m.) UNDER 10 TUESDAY, JULY 30 w Westminster – Royal Blue vs. Kingston Road – Gold (Anson Park Public School, 7 p.m.)
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HONOURING LORD GANESHA: Above, a Hindu devotee performs Para Kavadi (he is suspended by hooks attached to his back) during a ceremony for the God Vinaayagar, on Saturday at the Sri Varasiththi Vinaayagar Hindu Temple. At top left, Hindu devotees pull a large chariot carrying the God Vinaayagar. At right bottom, Hindu devotees perform perform Angata Pradesham as they roll along the asphalt behind a giant chariot. At left, a devotee holds a fire pot during the ceremony.
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aving shaped it with pliers and masking tape, Clyde Bascombe dabs contact cement on the wire frame of what will soon be a face. He learned the art of wire bending as a young man, and over 30 years since has experimented to improve it. “It is generally believed that the art is dying,” said Bascombe, who was about to drape the frame with gold-sequined fabric at the D’Regulars Arts and Cultural Club in Scarborough. “Kids now don’t really care to do it.” Volunteers with Bascombe’s particular skills are rare, but anyone who can sew, glue, cut, cook or do anything else is welcome at a masquerader band camp. Passionate “Those who are not experts we make experts of them by the end of the season,” said Sandra Davis, in charge of costumes at the D’Regulars storefront camp at Lawrence and Morningside avenues. “Everyone brings their chairs and their tables and their glue sticks. No one’s paid; it’s a labour of love,” Davis said. “You have to be passionate to be able to put up with that.” In Scarborough each year, hundreds do, whether they get intensely involved in a mas camp for weeks on end or just drop by with food or coffee. The grandest events of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival are held elsewhere, but mas is pretty much made in Scarborough. This year, the area was home to 11 of the 12 festival bands, including all of the largest. “This is the pulse (of the Toronto carnival). This is
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Above, Chantelle Mohammed-Chesney shows off her outfit at the D’Regulars mas camp in Scarborough as the band prepares for the upcoming Toronto Caribbean Carnival and its many events this week, including the weekend’s parade. Top right, Clyde Bascombe works on one of the costumes.
where the money is spent,” said Davis, adding planning for next year’s carnival begins just after the current one ends.
Everyone brings their chairs and their tables and their glue sticks. No one’s paid; it’s a labour of love. – Sandra Davis
Costume ideas are argued over and materials found. Carnival in Trinidad, the island where most band leaders are from, is watched carefully to spot trends which, like fashions on runways in Milan, turn up in Toronto soon after. “It’s actually a very fierce competition, a lot of bragging rights,” said
Davis, who has been with D’Regulars for three years. “Every time we come to a point where we’re almost there, we look at (a design) and say there’s a change necessary.” Around the May long weekend, bands start staging launches to show their costumes. People are picky about the feathers: if one package is bad, “the talk spreads really fast,” Davis said. D’Regulars is a category C band which will be at the back of the Aug. 3 Grand Parade. Instead of four gigantic costumes, it will send one female individual costume – the one Bascombe was working on – to the King and Queen competition and, since the camp has no loading dock, it must be assembled in the parking lot. The band, always look-
ing for donations and volunteers, hopes a proper presentation in the parade will convince the judges to move them to the B category in 2014.
It’s something that has been in my blood and has stayed in my blood.
– Band leader, Michael Williams
Michael Williams has been the band’s leader for 35 years (for some, D’Regulars appeared as a guest band or teamed up with others) and involved in Toronto’s carnival since 1970. “It’s something that has been in my blood and has stayed in my blood,” he said, adding the festival’s
great success is due to the costumes of the mas makers, the Toronto Mas Bands Association, which produces the spectacle tourists come to see. This year, the D’Regulars camp was also home to young people from Danzig Street, scene of a mass shooting last July at a Toronto Community Housing townhouse complex a few blocks away. The youths were shown how to make every part of the band’s hand-made costumes. “They may even design their own costumes and wear them in 2014,” said Davis. “In order to heal the community people have to believe in themselves, and they have to know from whence they came.” Carnival in most of the Caribbean islands started with colonization
and the slave trade, Davis said, when slaves free to enjoy themselves for a day painted their faces white and wore long dresses to make a mockery of their owners. “There’s a history behind it and a very strong history too.” Williams said most mas camps are in Scarborough because most Trinidadians in Greater Toronto, almost 80 per cent, live in Scarborough. Chris Alexander, CAO of the festival, said another reason for the concentration is camps need to close and move each year, and industrial leases in Scarborough are very reasonable. Volunteers Volunteers come from many places to be part of a mas camp and its atmosphere, added Alexander, who said he had visited two large camps on Howden Road, near Birchmount Road and Lawrence Avenue, the night before. “It reminds you of what you’ve missed in the Caribbean.” Costume for D’Regulars’ eight parade sections – including one in camouflage clothes geared to male masqueraders and known in Trinidad as “war mas” - are still on sale, and Davis said no one needs an invitation to purchase one and join the parade. “We’re all one on that day.”
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Drawing Contest, presented in part by the Education Foundation of Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC), will take place Sunday, Aug. 11, at Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto in Scarborough. Based in Scarborough, CPAC is holding the contest in celebration of International Friendship Day and will start at 1 p.m. Prizes will be presented to the top three drawings in each category, including cash prizes ($200, $100, $50 for the top three finishers) and trophies. For more information, and entry rules, please visit www.chineseprofessionals. ca MULTICULTURAL MEGA NETWORKING EVENT The Toronto Region Board of Trade holds a Multicultural Mega Networking event next month. Slated for Aug. 14, the
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treatments, including hot and cold wraps and pressure on a nerve in her leg, she said, helped her with the chronic pain of shingles. “It worked for me, because I walk normally now,” without a cane, said Wade, a volunteer for Giambrone. “From what I’ve heard (under the new system) I would only be allowed one treatment a month,” she said, charging this amounts to the government saying “just sit in your wheelchair and go away.” local seniors Matthews insisted there “is no cap on the number of services anyone can receive,” but she did disagree with the use of physiotherapy - which some local seniors have had two or three times a week simply to maintain strength or manage chronic conditions. “Physiotherapy, by its very nature, is designed to be episodic,” such as after a hip replacement, the minister said, adding current patients are being assessed to see whether they need one-on-one physio or would benefit instead from group exercises. “Seniors will be protected as we move forward,” Matthews promised. During a debate this week,
Hunter said seniors should not worry about changes to the coverage and that they will be able to access physio “right in the facilities that they do today.” “It’s really just changing the system in which the services are acquired,” she added. Sarah Elevazo, a regional manager of physiotherapists who is co-ordinating the physio campaign in Scarborough, said she is going door to door handing out window cards made by the Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association of Ontario. The cards name Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and tell Scarborough-Guildwood voters to “stop the Wynne Liberal cuts to seniors’ physiotherapy” during the Aug. 1 vote, but Elevazo said they are not a bid to defeat Hunter. “I’m not saying (vote) Liberal, PC or NDP. We’re saying (to Liberal supporters) speak to Mitzie,” and get her to change her stance favouring the new system, said Elevazo, who added the association will continue pressing the government to at least delay the changes and consult all stakeholders. For more details about the physiotherapy program for seniors visit us online at www. scarboroughmirror.com.
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he TTC will study using existing GO rail corridors for a proposed subway route. A motion approved by the TTC board asks staff to collaborate with provincial transit planning body Metrolinx on examining the suitability of running a future Downtown Relief Line (DRL) along the Georgetown and Lakeshore East tracks. Metrolinx has placed the construction of a relief line as a priority for its Big Move transit network, and has pledged to build the DRL within 15 years if the project is funded. Station art winner announced wUnion
A Belgian studio has won a public art competition to develop a commemorative art installation for Union Station. Brussels-based LAb[au] was chosen by a five-person selection panel for the right to design and install a multimedia art piece in honour of the city’s first parks body the
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Members of the media had the chance to take a trip on the new TTC streetcar. A testing model of the new low-floor vehicle made its maiden daylight voyage from the TTC’s Hillcrest facility, located at 1138 Bathurst St., to Bathurst Station. If testing is completed on schedule, the new streetcars will be in service next year on multiple routes including Bathurst, though it will likely take until 2019 before all 204 of the new cars ordered from Bombardier are in operation.
Pape station closure back on
Pape Station will close for an extended amount of time after all. The TTC says it will shutter the station from Aug. 19 to 30 during which time both bus and subway service will bypass Pape. LRT tunnelling continues Tunneling for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project (LRT ) continues below Eglinton Avenue West. For interested future riders, the light rail vehicle (LRV) to service the 19-kilometre route scheduled to open in 2020 will be on display at this year’s Canadian National Exhibition, which kicks off Aug. 16. Visitors will get to tour the vehicle and have questions answered by Metrolinx staff.
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It’s time to start marinating the ribs and lighting up the grill for this year’s Scarborough Ribfest! From Friday August 2 to Monday August 5, spend the long weekend at Thomson Park, at the North East corner of Brimley and Lawrence, rolling up your sleeves and indulging in tasty and suculent ribs with the whole family. This year’s festival features
11 award winning ribbers, beer tents, crafters, on-going entertainment, Midway rides and games and lots of parking. The festival runs Friday, August 2 from 11 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Monday, August 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Kids can groe they everywhseummer want th isvis iting just by rary the li b Check out some of the fun, free TD Summer Reading Club programs going on at your local branch.
The Amazing IncrediBrent Magic Show July 31, 3 pm Prepare to be amazed by this unforgettable interactive magic show! Highland Creek (3550 Ellesmere Rd.) The Mask is the Message August 1, 2 pm Discover the surprising language of masks that come to life. In French. Malvern (30 Sewells Rd.) Reptilia August 7, 2 pm Meet some scaly, slithery guests – and learn about them, too! Free tickets at 1:30 pm. Guildwood (Guildwood Plaza, 123 Guildwood Parkway) OMG Drama August 12, 2 pm Enter the wonderful world of drama with fun and creative games. Free tickets at 1:30 pm. Maryvale (Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd., Unit 16)
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