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ON STAGE: A dancer performs at Albert Campbell Square during the Toronto Mela 2013 festival showcasing South Asian culture Saturday. For more photos from the event, please see page 3.

The 33rd annual Terry Fox Run to raise funds for cancer research takes place in communities across Canada this Sunday, and Scarborough will play host to two runs. The Scarborough Terry Fox Run takes place in Cedarbrook Park and the West Hill Terry Fox Run takes place in Colonel Danforth Park. Cedarbrook Park is at 91 East Park Blvd., near Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue. The run goes between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The West Hill Terry Fox Run goes from 8 a.m. to noon, and starts on Old Kingston Road in the Highland Creek Valley and travels through Colonel Danforth Park. Also, Fred Fox, the older brother of Terry Fox, will attend a special event planned for the Scarborough Civic Centre this Saturday. The meet-and greet starts at 10 a.m. at the site of the Terry Fox display in the civic centre.


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Water main break temporarily closes Variety Village MIKE ADLER

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A water main break closed Scarborough’s Variety Village

yesterday, but the recreational complex was expected to open today after a patch repair. Variety announced Monday morning its Danforth Avenue

building was closed “until further notice” because it has no water service. “For health and safety reasons, we are unable to open

the building,” said a notice on the charity’s website, which asked visitors to call its main telephone line, 416-699-7167, for recorded updates.

Communications co-ordinator Lynda Elmy said there is no flooding inside the building, but water was discovered ponding >>>FLOODING, page 8

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tables are available for $25. Contact Cindy Harlow at 416439-9009 ext. 225 or charlow@ to reserve a table. Tr o p i c a n a C o m m u n i t y Services is located at 1385 Huntingwood Dr., which is off of McCowan Road.


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The Young at Hearts group is looking for new members to play bridge and euchre. Games take place Fridays at Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr., which is in the Victoria Park and York Mills Road area. Those aged 50 and older are welcome to join. The cost is $2. For more details, call Edna, 416-496-8705 or John, 416-4472928. hosts fundraising sale wTropicana

Tropicana Community Services is hosting a fundraising sale for United Way Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, jewelry, garage sale items, edibles, gifts, personal products and more. Vendor

Agincourt Chess club meets The Agincourt Chess Club meets this Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at the L’Amoreaux Community Centre, which is at 2000 McNicoll Ave. Those interested are invited to take part. There are no fees, teaching or tournaments. Call Alex Knox at 416-493-0019 after 6 p.m.


World Rhino weekend at zoo The Toronto Zoo is celebrating World Rhino Weekend this Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The zoo has two of the five species of rhinos that exist on the planet. Visitors can learn about rhinos and their habitats and their role in their environments. There will be Keeper Talks at noon and 2 p.m. about the Indian Rhino and 1 p.m. and 4


p.m. for the White Rhino. For more visit The zoo is located on Meadowvale Road north of Sheppard Avenue. language programs available wTCDSB

Parents of Catholic elementary students are invited to register their children in the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s International Language Instruction program. For students in junior kindergarten to Grade 8, classes offered through the program include: Arabic, Armenian, Chaldean, Chinese-Cantonese, ChineseMandarin, Croatian, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maltese, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tamil, Tigr igna, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Fo r m o re, g o t o w w w. SchoolProgramsK12/ InternationalLanguages Knox Nearly New Shop The Knox Nearly New Shop will re-open tomorrow. Located at Knox United Church at Midland and Sheppard avenues, the shop sells nearly new


clothing and other merchandise. It will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 11. For info, call the church office at 416-293-4424. Prince of Peace anniversary Scarborough’s Prince of Peace Catholic Elementary School holds a 25th anniversary celebration later this month. The Saturday, Sept. 21, celebration begins with a mass at 10 a.m., followed by an open house at the school until 1 p.m. Alumi, former staff and friends of the school are invited. Prince of Peace is located at 265 Alton Towers Circle. For more info, please call the school at 416-393-5416.



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Mela in Scarborough SOUTH ASIAN CELEBRATION: At far left and left, dancers perform at Albert Campbell Square during the Toronto Mela 2013 festival showcasing South Asian culture Saturday. Below, spectators watch a dance performance from under a tent during the rainy weather. Centre, Muhtasim Alam Chrwdhury makes a craft at one of the activities for children.

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Telephone town halls on merger of hospitals Residents can also give opinions on possible merger of TSH and Rouge Valley in online survey MIKE ADLER Carefully crafted over the summer, the chances for residents to question the possible merger of Scarborough’s hospitals consist of private community roundtables and two telephone “town halls.” An online survey is another way people can send their thoughts about a joining of The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System. However, they likely won’t know whether a merger is actually proposed until a report reaches hospital board meetings late next month or in early November. Neither will they know what a merger would mean for specific health services in Scarborough, though TSH and RVHS have promised none of their hospital cam-

puses or emergency rooms will close and no medical program would be moved between Scarborough and Durham Region. Interactive town halls The interactive town halls, which take place Sept. 24 at 7:10 p.m and Oct. 8 at 7:05 p.m., can handle thousands of callers and help the hospitals to hear from as many residents as possible, TSH and RVHS said in a release this week. “The phone mechanism calls out to you – unlike a conference call where people call in. So you need to register to participate,” added Mary Ferguson, a spokesperson for the Central East Local Health Integration Network, which is supervising the $1.1-million merger study. Some questions in the hour-long town halls require people to record

opinions by pushing a button, but Ferguson said about 45 minutes of each session will be dedicated to answering live questions. “In addition, for anyone else who has a question that there isn’t time to answer during the call, that question is noted and someone will respond at a time after the call with an answer,” she said. Feedback welcome Though the telephone calls are “the biggest, broadest way” to communicate the benefits or risks of a merger, meetings of 10 to 20 people are also planned, though David Brazeau of RVHS said the groups chosen are community and cultural organizations the hospitals have worked with already. “If any community groups want to have a discussion and submit

their comments and feedback, they are welcome and encouraged to do that,” Ferguson added. “Groups with questions can submit their feedback through the channels established for the stakeholder engagement process on the web. They will be responded to by hospital management.” LHIN approval needed No opportunities are planned, though, to question the merger report before it is submitted for a vote at board meetings of both hospitals by an “Integration Leadership Committee” including the hospital CEOs, medical association representatives, board chairpersons and two Scarborough residents, Paul Rook and Israt Ahmed. A merger, if recommended and approved by the hospitals, must also

be approved at a board meeting of the LHIN in late November, and by Ontario’s health ministry before it is official. Changes in hospital funding, coupled with proposals for restructuring medical services at TSH (since dropped) prompted the LHIN in March to order an “integration” study. In June, the hospital boards decided to study the possibility of a full merger. Residents can fill in the survey at To sign up for the for the telephone sessions, please go to www.


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rovincial politicians are back to work at Queen’s Park this week, and for Toronto residents there will be something we haven’t had for 10 years – a Progressive Conservative MPP representing a Toronto riding. Doug Holyday, who until the Aug. 1 byelection was Toronto’s deputy mayor and councillor for Etobicoke Centre’s Ward 3, is the first PC from Toronto in the legislature since Liberal Dalton McGuinty was first elected premier in 2003, replacing the Tory government of Ernie Eves. Since then, Toronto’s representation has been decidedly Liberal, with a smattering of NDP MPs. Now we see a legislature with five NDP MPPs, one PC and 17 Liberals among our 23 ridings. With Premier Kathleen Wynne representing Toronto riding our view of Don Valleythe West in the Liberal minority government as well, we Holyday will expect the needs of our city to be offer balance given the priority they deserve at Queen’s Park. at Queen’s Park A first step took place last week when Minister of Transportation Glen Murray announced funding for an extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line from Kennedy station to the Scarborough Town Centre. This was a big issue during August’s byelections, particularly in the riding of Scarborough-Guildwood (which stayed Liberal in a race won by Mitzie Hunter). Regardless of whether one thinks replacing the aging Scarborough RT with a subway is the right or wrong decision, what it shows is the political balance shifting in the city to a point where Toronto’s support can no longer be taken for granted by the Liberals. With his experience as Toronto’s deputy mayor, we’ll be looking at Holyday to bring his perspective to a number of issues including government spending as he has a well-deserved reputation of looking after taxpayers’ money. Given the riding he represents is right on the border of the Mississauga gas power plant that was controversially cancelled by the Liberals, we also want to see Holyday holding the government to account on exactly how much was spent on that decision. Holyday is deeply respected and passionate not only about Etobicoke but all of Toronto. Having an experienced and level-headed PC with a strong understanding of the issues of the entire city bodes well for the upcoming session at Queen’s Park.

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Must-see viewing at TIFF this year I haven’t had a chance to screen all of the TIFF 2013 entries, but I’ve been burning the midnight oil seeing as many as possible. For those who haven’t made up their minds about which ones to take in, here are my Top 5 choices. 1. Star Trek 99: Return To The Planet Of The Apps Starfleet is in a real pickle. Data, the android, is behaving erratically on the bridge, which is endangering the USS Enterprise. Urgent messages from command center to Captain Jean-Luc Picard to take care of matters have gone unanswered. With good reason, Picard is busy doing dinner theatre in New Hampshire. That leaves the higher ups with no other option but to try and coax venerable Captain

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James Kirk out of retirement yet again. Will they succeed? They’d better. The mission is a difficult one: to boldly go where no man has gone since Star Trek 66, to the volatile planet of the Apps, the only known outpost in the universe possessing the upgrades to Data’s rapidly deteriorating software. 2. Trading Places 2 A sequel of sorts to the 1980s Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd flick. Psy plays a rapper who deep down always wanted to sing opera. He moves to Spain to study with legendary tenor Leonardo (Placido Domingo) who, he discovers, always wanted to be a rapper. Insiders say the movie theme song is sure to get

an Oscar nomination. Sung by Domingo it’s titled: Opera Gangnam Style.

ning the first-ever fastfood franchise in the Shire.

3. Pilates Of The Caribbean

4. Lord of the Onion Rings Trilogy, Episode One: Do You Want Fries With That?

Elmer Doolittle had the perfect wife. Elmer had the perfect kids. Elmer had the perfect house. Elmer had the perfect job. In short, Elmer had the perfect life. Until a single mom moves in next door – with the perfect tush. Starring Rob Schneider as Elmer Doolittle. Rosie O’Donnell as Bertha Doolittle. Pamela Anderson as Yvette. And David Spade as himself.

Frodo’s Hobbit offspring are off in Mordor dealing with the evil Gollum. Whoop dee doo. Frodo has bigger fish – and assorted other items – to fry, run-

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Exhausted after years of fighting bad guys, Jack Sparrow takes a muchneeded break, picking up a summer job as one of two pilates instructors on a Caribbean cruise ship. Little did he know long-time rival Hector Barbossa, also in need of time away from his life of skulduggery on the Black Pearl, got the other gig. Uh, oh. Let the games begin.

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Man, 88, dies after being hit by truck

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An elderly man is dead after being struck by a truck while crossing a street in a wheelchair. Police said the 88-year-old was crossing Milner Avenue at Scunthorpe Road in an electric wheelchair when a westbound 2002 GMC truck driven by a 62-year-old man hit him around 6:05 p.m. The victim was within the pedestrian crossover, crossing from the north side of the street, when the collision occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416808-1900. invasion suspects sought wHome


ASHTONBEE PITCH OFFICIALLY OPENS: Ontario Cricket Association president Mohan Kendall, left, and Scarborough Cricket Association president Deo Samaroo get together Saturday for the opening of the new cricket pitch at Ashtonbee Reservoir. Rains cancelled plans for an inaugural game.

Two man forced their way into a home near Kingston Road and Guildwood Parkway after a male resident answered a knock at the door, Toronto police say. One of the robbers had a

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handgun and the resident handed jewelry and cash to them before escaping with minor injuries. The incident took place about noon on Sept. 4. The suspects are both described as being between 20 and 24 years of age. One was thin and five feet six inches tall, with a shaved head, while the second was five feet nine with short braided black hair. Scarborough Coin show wClub

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here are thousands of species – from microscopic organisms to critters you might only see at night – that call Rouge Park home and residents are invited to find out what’s creeping and crawling around the area in a 24-hour time period. The Ontario BioBlitz Rouge Park 2013 is taking place this weekend, starting at noon Saturday and continuing until noon on Sunday. The goal is to document all life in the park while educating participants about the importance of biological diversity. And this year’s goal is to count 2,500 to 3,000 species. That’s more than a thousand past last year’s recorded 1,485 species counted. During the blitz, scientists and members of the public identify and record all animal, plant and fungal species they find in the park. “You can drop by for an hour, you can stay for 10 hours, you can come by at 2 a.m. or you can drop by at 7 a.m.,” said David Ireland, Royal Ontario Museum, managing director for bio-

diversity and chair of steering group for the Ontario BioBlitz, who is excited about engaging the public about bio-diversity awareness and conservation. Throughout the 24-hour BioBlitz there are workshops and hikes, which are being led by the 450 registrants along with some of the best experts in Canada. “They will stop what they are doing for an hour and meet and take groups out into the field and show them what they are doing,” said Ireland. “These citizen scientist that are coming out to work along side experts – who have day jobs – they do other things, they may take a hike once in a while. Very rarely do they get a chance to contribute to science.” They will contribute to an inventory that will go into a database and provide Parks Canada with details to better understand the park and conserve it, he said. A BioBlitz isn’t just for hard core hobby scientists or seasoned biologists it’s for everyone. And that’s the goal of the event, said Ireland. Throughout the weekend there are many demonstrations slated. One workshop led by

The Monarch butterfly is one of the species that calls Rouge Park home.

Brad Hubley, from the Royal Ontario Museum, on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. is Moths, Mercury Vapour Light Trapping. For years, entomologists have used mercury vapour bulbs to attract moths. Residents are welcome to take part in this nighttime workshop to learn about the nocturnal relative of the butterfly and learn why they follow the light. To register, visit: http:// www.surveymonkey. com/s/BioBlitzMoths For those who prefer a indoor experience, there’s the BioBlitz base camp at Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Rd., which is at the east end of the Toronto Zoo main entrance. Over the two days there are 10 guided hikes; 10 workshops, a live animal display by the Toronto Zoo and a BioBus from the Universtiy of Guelph. The bus is a mobile DNA lab. Ireland said last year, which was the pilot year, the Royal Ontario Museum partnered with the Toronto Zoo, Ontario Nature, Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, Bio, Ontario Nature, Canada Parks the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority and conducted it in the spring. They now have a 10-year plan and this year the program returns as the first GTA Ontario BioBlitz. Last year’s event in Rouge Park holds the record for the world’s largest BioBlitz, with 1,485 species counted, Ireland said. The park is home to a huge track of habitat for wildlife that is unprecedented in urban centres, he said. “And so what we are trying to do is help Parks Canada elevate the benefit of an urban society appreciating and serving such a contiguous piece of land.” Because of last year’s blitz, scientists know there are more than 1,450 species that depend on Rouge Park to many degrees. And there


Tom Mason works during the 2012 edition of the 24 hour Bioblitz in the Rouge Park. Last year 1,485 species were counted and this year’s goal has been set at more than 2,500.

are 25 species that call the park home, including the milk snake, the blandings turtle and the monarch butterfly. “There are big animals in there – deer, coyote and there are some really special animals, too, like the black purse-web spider, Ontario’s only relative of the tarantula – it’s never been found in Ontario and very rare to find in Toronto,” Ireland said. “Of the 450 registrants, there are at least 50 youths who are 16 and under who are citizen scientists coming to work hand-inglove with experts.” he said. “It will inspire them to go into biology and related fields and environmental studies it gives them some sense of purpose of their efforts that they will put in over the course of the 24 hours.” Antonia Guidotti, entomology technician at the Royal Ontario Museum, will be at the BioBlitz as the collection leader for all insects. “This year we are going to be doing it in September, which is quite a bit later for many animals because they are already starting to go


Saturday 2 p.m. - Invasive Species 4 p.m. - Nature Photography: One-on-One Sessions 5 p.m. - Fall Wildflowers 9:30 p.m. Moths: Mercury Vapour Light Trippings

Hikes: Saturday 9:30 a.m. - Fish 11 a.m. - Reptiles and Amphibians 12:30 p.m. - Odonates 2 p.m. - Plants 7:30 p.m. - Bats

Sunday 9 a.m. - Lichens, Mosses and Liverworts 10 a.m. - Species at Risk in Rouge Park 11 a.m. - Reptiles and Amphibians

Sunday 7 a.m. Birds 9:30 a.m. Fungi 11 a.m. Aquatic Insects 12:30 p.m. Mammals 2 p.m. - Invertebrates

into hibernation and starting to migrate. We wanted to get a different snapshot,” she said. Last year the event was held in June. The event is counting all animals – not just the ones you can see with your eyes, said Guidotti. “From a scientific aspect we are doing everything from the minute algae and tiny little organisms in the water and the soil to the big mammals and everything in between – plants, moss and lichen.“ From the insect-collecting-point of view, “we are going to be setting up traps.

It’s impossible to survey them from sight. You need a microscope. Last year we did 500,” she said. Guidotti wants residents to think about bio-diversity and conservation in their own backyard and to come to the event to see what we have in Scarborough. “A lot of people – when they think of bio-diversity never think of their own backyard – they never think about it with respect to the park that’s just around the corner.”


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alan shackleton Business in brief p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Bill Hancox Park, 5421 Lawrence Ave. E., from 2 to 4 p.m.; and the West Rouge Community Centre, 270 Rouge Hills Dr., from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. launches kids media review wCollege

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Bid to close down private school denied by OMB MIKE ADLER The Ontario Municipal Board has foiled a City of Toronto bid to shut down a private school in an Agincourt employment area where the city says schools are not allowed. Alathena International Academy had rented one floor of a building since

2010 in the Victoria Business Centre on McNicoll Avenue, teaching secondary school and English-as-a-SecondLanguage courses. Violation A bylaw officer delivered a notice of violation to the school early in 2011, and Scarborough’s Committee of Adjustment in March 2013



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Undermine area City of Toronto planners had argued prior to an OMB hearing that granting the variance “could undermine” the city’s employment areas, in which offices and some other uses are permitted but not schools. In a decision released Aug. 27, however, board vice

While I accept the city’s position that it must protect employment areas, the Academy is a use that contributes to employment. – OMB vice chairperson Jan de Seaborn

chairperson Jan de Seaborn said a variance should be authorized. “While I accept the city’s position that it must protect employment areas, the Academy is a use that contributes to employment,” de

Seaborn wrote, noting the school at 1065 McNicoll Ave. had four full-time and five part-time staff. After a hearing that began on July 23, de Seaborn found the Academy is “not a traditional secondary school” because it does not offer a full high school program, and added none of its neighbours raised any issues about the school. Lack of evidence “There was an absence of evidence suggesting any adverse impact,” she concluded, arguing the Academy functions more like a branch

of a community college or university, which may be located on a major street such as McNicoll. Moreover, the Academy demonstrated there are “several non-traditional schools” also operating within the same townhouse-style business centre and the Victoria Business Village next door, reinforcing de Seaborn’s opinion the intent and purpose of the zoning bylaw “is not threatened” by letting the Academy remain.


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denied the school a variance to operate. Toronto Council in May decided to defend the committee’s ruling against an appeal to the OMB by the building’s owner, Nizar Fakirani.

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Silent film viewing on subways The seventh annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) features 82 silent films screening on subway video screens until Monday, Sept. 16. Commuters can watch films from emerging and experimental filmmakers every 10 minutes or uninterrupted at three designated Film Zones at Bloor, Dundas and St. Andrew stations. Canadian filmmaking icon Bruce McDonald will award prizes to the top filmmakers during an awards ceremony Sunday. Visit festival road wFilm closures

Due to the increased foot traffic of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) around festival venues such as Roy Thomson Hall and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, King Street between John and Duncan streets will close to car and bike traffic, until the festival ends Sunday. The 504 King streetcar will

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT still be in operation throughout the closure, so don’t be surprised if a some movie stars take The Better Way to get to their premieres. Bus shelter poster campaign Close the Housing Gap recently unveiled a poster campaign to run in TTC bus shelters. The city-led advocacy group seeks more provincial and federal funding for public housing repairs. For more information about the campaign, visit


Stintz sends letter to Metrolinx Karen Stintz, who was not at last week’s Scarborough subway announcement, wants more information about the plan. Last Friday, the TTC chair sent a letter to Metrolinx


chair Rob Prichard seeking “clarity” on the proposal to extend the eastern end of the Bloor-Danforth line by two stops. Stintz wants confirmation the $1.4-billion project adheres to the terms of the city’s light rail master agreement with Metrolinx, which was re-opened in July following a vote by city council – including Stintz – to shelve the Scarborough LRT in favour of a three-stop subway. GO Trains to Exhibition wMore

There are now more GO Transit trains serving the stop at Exhibition Place. Beginning early this month, GO added four more early morning trips east and west on the Lakeshore line includ ing Exhibition GO station. The Liberty Village BIA welcomed the increase, saying it was in response to years of lobbying. Rahul Gupta is The Mirror’s transit reporter. His column appears every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT


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Service levels to Torontonians revealed Toronto council’s standing committees start meeting this week. And those meetings could be very significant as far as city service levels are concerned. That’s because city manager Joe Pennachetti and his staff are reporting on the results of a city-wide service level review, to each of the city’s standing committees. And that’s where it gets interesting, according to Parkdale-High Park Councillor Gord Perks. “At those meetings I intend to move motions to improve the public service the city gets,” Perks said. IMPROVING STAFFING IN DEPARTMENT wBUILDING

The first service review occurred at the city’s government management committee. Next up will be the planning and growth management committee meeting on Thursday. Staff is noting the city needs to improve staffing levels in the city’s building

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On Monday, Sept. 16, the parks and environment committee will be reviewing its own service review. Staff there have noted the ferry service to the Toronto islands needs replacement, and that both an increase in population and in severe weather means the city will have to step up service and maintenance. At the same time, the department is looking at reducing turf maintenance crews and standards. STAFF TRY TO IMPROVE AGENDA wGREEN

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making the city more efficient, particularly in retaining staff and matching up state-of-good-repair schedules with energy retrofits. Staff has come up with recommendations to bolster the city’s green agenda, which includes making sure the city’s waste diversion rates exceed 70 per cent and helping residents reach the city’s environmental goals. ON DOWN TO EARL BALES Park? wZIP

The committee will also be looking at ways to facilitate commercial zip line attractions in city parks, particularly Earl Bales Park in North York. City staff says existing bylaws and policies are more than adequate for assessing zip-lining in the ravine at Earl Bales. For more information on city recreation programs, visit htm


Dave Nickle is the Mirror’s city hall reporter. Council briefs appear every Tuesday.

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Scarborough Garden Society: How To Use Lavender Every Day WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. CONTACT: Anette,, COST: Free Lecture.Refreshments. Guests welcome. Young Tree Care 101 WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. CONTACT: Amanda Nunes, anunes@trca. COST: See website for details In partnership with TRCA and the Highland Green Team, join LEAF to learn about the proper care and maintenance of young trees. UTSC Alumni Community Choir WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC), 1265 Military Trail CONTACT: Brian Chang, www.utscacchoir.wix. com/ruckus, COST: $10 a term The Choir is recruiting for its fall season.All voices are welcome, prior experience is an asset. Rehearse in AA303 at UTSC on Tuesdays. All

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Ready 4 Reading - BabyTime WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Kennedy/ Eglinton Library, 2380 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: Marianna Cseto, mcseto@ COST: Free For childern aged newborn to 5 years old and their caregivers. Stories, songs and fun. This program begins at 10:15 am. Free Health Info Workshop WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: 416-438-2911 Ext.6041 COST: Free The Scarborough Hospital is hosting a workshop on suicide awareness and prevention.

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The Singing Pilgrim WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Salvation Army Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Stan Williams, 416-438-8552 COST: Free Looking for semi-retired and retired men who love to sing traditional and contemporary Christian songs. Rehearsals are Thursdays.

looking ahead Agincourt Community Church Carnival 2013 WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Agincourt Community Church, 3080 Birchmount Rd. CONTACT: Agincourt Community Church, 416-497-7520, agincourtcorps@ COST: Free The Salvation Army Agincourt Community Church is holding its annual carnival, featuring a barbecue and indoor and outdoor activities. Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting Read weeks of listings from your Scarborough neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto.

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Toronto Cat Rescue Adopt-a-thon WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: PetSmart, 12 William Kitchen Rd. CONTACT: Alison Finkelstein, 416538-8592, COST: $100 Adoption fee applies Toronto Cat Rescue hosts adopt-athon weekend. KEYAG presents - Teen Book Club WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Kennedy/ Eglinton Library, 2380 Eglinton Ave. CONTACT: Marie Belanger, 416-3968926, COST: Free Teens and youth find out about our first Teen Book Club. Pick up a copy of Run, by Eric Walters. Read Run for the

first Book Club meeting on Oct. 5. Family Fun Dance WHEN: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. WHERE: Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 31 Wood Glen Dr. CONTACT: John Clark, 416-266-3609, COST: Free Dance Scottish. This is not Highland but fun social dancing good for ages 8 and up. Dances will be taught and walked. Looking WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. CONTACT: http://theatrescarborough. com/PLAYERS_home.html COST: $20; $17 for students and seniors.

Scarborough Players launches its 55th season with a special presentation of the hit comedy play, Looking, by Norm Foster.

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Church Bake and Craft Sale WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Ninian’s Anglican Church, 930 Bellamy Rd. North CONTACT: Virginia Hewton, 705-374-5438, vehewton@ COST: Free International treats and crafts prepared by the members of St Ninian’s. West Rouge Family Day WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: West Rouge C.C., 270 Rouge Hills Dr CONTACT: Martin Bugden, 416-2833524 COST: Free Giant inflatable slide and bouncy games; Mutt Show and competition; Childrens races, face painting and washable tattoos and more.

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Scarborough United soccer women win Ontario Cup championship A Scarborough women’s soccer team is the best in Ontario after winning the Ontario Cup championship on Sunday at Civic Stadium in Oshawa. Scarborough GS United twice fought back from early one-goal deficits to edge the

Richmond Hill Raiders 4-3. The Scarborough team now advances to the national club championships in Halifax Oct. 9 to 14. After Sonia Rocha put Scarborough on the board (to tie the game at 1-1), teammate Kristen Boujou took

care of the rest of the scoring with three straight markers, including the winning goal. And she very nearly added fourth in a row, bouncing one off the post late in the game. Boujou, a Whitby resident who was born in Scarborough,

is an assistant university coach with the Oshawabased UOIT women’s team (and a former U.S. collegiate player). Rocha, a Mississauga resident, is suiting up for her fifth year with the Humber College Hawks.

Scarborough Titans volleyball sign-ups The Scarborough Titans Volleyball Club is looking for players between grades six to nine for its house league teams. Register between noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute, 145 Guildwood Pkwy.

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sports schedule GREATER TORONTO HOCKEY LEAGUE MINOR ATOM A EAST THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 w North York Knights vs. Scarborough Ice Raiders (York 1, 989 Murray Ross Pkwy., 9:15 a.m.) SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 w Toronto Penguins vs. West Hill Golden Hawks (Chesswood, 4000 Chesswood Rd., 4:10 p.m.) MONDAY, SEPT. 23 w Scarborough Ice Raiders vs. Don Mills Mustangs (Don Montgomery, 6:10 p.m.) TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 w West Hill Golden Hawks vs. Goulding Park Rangers (Scarborough Centennial Arena, 1967 Ellesmere Rd., 6:10 p.m.) FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 w Scarborough Ice Raiders vs. Toronto Penguins (Scarborough Gardens, 75 Birchmount Rd., 7:10 p.m.) SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 w North Toronto vs. West Hill Golden Hawks (North Toronto, 174 Orchard View Blvd., 4:45 p.m.) MINOR ATOM AA EAST THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 w Markham Islanders vs. West Hill Golden Hawks (Thornhill Centre west, 6:10 p.m.) SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 w North Toronto vs. West Hill Gold Hawks (Hervert Carnegie, 580 Finch Ave. W., 9:20 a.m.)


FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 w West Hill Golden Hawks vs. North York Knights (Chesswood, 4000 Chesswood Rd., 6:55 p.m.)

Willowdale Blackhawks’ Dontae De Jesus gets a shot off on West Hill Hawks’ netminder Jaron Marcotte during minor bantam A tournament play Thursday evening at Canlan Ice Sports. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 w West Hill Golden Hawks vs. Don Mills Mustangs (Scarborough Ice Sports, 159 Dynamic Dr., 3:10 p.m. ATOM A EAST TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 w North Toronto vs. Scarborough Ice Raiders (Forest Hill/Larry Grossman


UPCOMING GAME In Greater Toronto Hockey League minor bantam A east action, the West Hill Golden Hawks take on the North York Knights on Monday, Sept. 23 at 8:20 p.m. at Thornhill Centre.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 w Toronto Aces vs. West Hill Golden Hawks (York, 989 Murray Ross Pkwy., 6:30 p.m.) SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 w West Hill Golden Hawks vs. North York Knights (Chesswood, 4000 Chesswood Rd., 9:25 a.m.) 4:50 p.m.) MONDAY, SEPT. 23 w Scarborugh Ice Raiders vs. North York Knights, Don Montgomery, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 6:25 p.m.)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 w Markham Islanders vs. Scarborough Ice Raiders (Thornhill Centre west, 8:10 a.m.)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 w Toronto Penguins vs. West Hill Golden Hawks (Chesswood, 4000 Chesswood Rd.,

MONDAY, SEPT. 30 w West Hill Golden Hawks vs. Goulding Park Rangers (Scarborough Centennial Arena,

6:10 p.m.) w Scarborough Ice Radiers vs. Ted Reeve Thunder (Don Montgomery, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 6:25 p.m.) ATOM AA EAST MONDAY, SEPT. 16 w Markham Islanders vs. Scarborough Young Bruins (Thornhill Centre, 6:10 p.m.)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 w West Hill Golden Hawks vs. Toronto City Blues, Chesswood, 4000 Chesswood Rd., 6:55 p.m.) SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 w Wesr Hill Golden Hawks vs. Markham Islanders (York, 989 Murray Ross Pkwy., 11:40 a.m.)

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JOB POSTING Job Title: Software Developer, Intermediate Division: Location: 7030 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON Are you an individual who consistently over achieves? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you! THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and we’re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit or THE OPPORTUNITY Wholly owned businesses of Metroland, is one of Canada’s longest-standing and largest online sites for saving Canadians money! Located in our fast-paced, spacious uptown GTA office, we are seeking a Software Developer to support the Development team in engaging with the 2M+ consumers that visit us each month to get the very best deals on groceries, electronics, clothes, and more! Let’s change how Canadians shop together. This position reports into the Manager of Development. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Create modern leading edge high traffic web and/or mobile applications • Implement web applications using PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MYSQL • Implement mobile applications for iPhone and/or Android • Work closely with our multifunctional teams (Product, Design, Development, QA) • Lead and mentor more junior team members to develop industry leading products WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR The successful candidate will have the following: • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, equivalent field, or relevant experience • 5-7 years of experience as a software developer • 4-6 years of experience building web applications using PHP, and MySQL • 1-2 years of experience building large scale reporting or analytics solutions is extremely valuable • Knowledge of OOP, SDLC, MVC, Web services, and Software Architecture • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written • Detail-oriented with the ability to produce high quality software within given timelines • A hunger to learn and ability to flourish in a fast-paced, high-growth, entrepreneurial environment • Entrepreneurial, self-starter with hands-on approach Bonus Experience (+++)! • Experience optimizing performance of large scale high traffic websites • Experience working with Hadoop • Experience working with MongoDB or other NoSQL flavored databases • 1-2 years of experience building mobile applications for iOS and Android WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to change the way Canadians shop alongside an incredible team of 25+ talented individuals. We will create the #1 online destination in Canada for savings! • Opportunity to be part of an exciting company at the cutting edge of the media industry • Working for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your community • A competitive compensation plan, including Group RSP • Being part of a company that is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment • Individualized career plans and extensive ongoing development opportunities • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll receive a comprehensive benefits package and a generous vacation plan To become a member of our team, please email your resume and salary expectations to by September 13, 2013. Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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JOB TITLE: Machine Operator BUSINESS UNIT: Toronto, Warehouse 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto warehouse has immediate openings for the position of Machine Operator on the alphaliner machine. We are looking for energetic and motivated individuals who are available to work part-time and flexible shifts including possible weekend shift. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR Position Requirements: • Basic equipment and tool maintenance training and /or related experience • Mechanical ability required for making minor repairs • Basic computer skills (MS word, MS excel) • Physically capable of lifting and carrying material up to a maximum of 35-40-lbs • Must have an excellent command of the English language (reading/speaking/writing) • Demonstrated basic numeracy Applicants can submit their resumes to no later than September 13, 2013 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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SCARBOROUGH MIRROR | Tuesday, September 10, 2013 |


TAX COURSES - Level 1 and Level 2

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