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Police in Scarborough are investigating a rash of recent robberies targeting jewelry. “It’s troubling,” said Insp. Dave Saunders of 42 Division. “I know not everybody is reporting their losses to the what we’re trying to do is encourage reporting, raise awareness, get witnesses, and


we’re continuing to investigate those crimes.” A number of the robberies have been quite violent. Descriptions of suspects also differ in a number of the incidents. On Thursday afternoon, two males approached two women from behind near Markham Road and Painted Post Drive. Police said the suspects pushed and choked the victims,

ages 25 and 52, before stealing their necklaces. PREGNANT VICTIM The 25-year-old, who is nine months pregnant, was taken by ambulance to hospital. The other victim was also hurt but will seek medical attention on her own. The suspects fled the scene. One is 27 to 30 years old, 5’10”

tall, 130 pounds with short straight dark brown hair and a thin build. The other is 17 to 20, 5’10” tall, 160 pounds with a medium build. At 5:40 p.m. the same day, a 41-year-old man carrying his nine-month-old baby in a car seat was swarmed by four men in the Neilson Road and McLevin Avenue area. The thugs tried to take the man’s gold chain and struggled


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Scarborough in brief Relay for Life in Park wMorningside The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is taking place in Scarborough this Friday, June 14, starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until 7 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Morningside Park. Relay For Life is a noncompetitive, 12 to 24 hour fund raising event that brings the community together to celebrate those living with cancer and those who have lost their battle. The relay has a festivallike atmosphere for family, friends and co-workers to enjoy regardless of age or fitness level. Mor ningside Park, Mo r n i n g s i d e Av e. a n d Ellesmere Road area is where the event will be kicking off. For more details, call 416488-5402 ext. 2122.

Tickets are $30 each. Please call 905-683-2320 ext. 1501 for more information on the tour. Agincourt Chess Club meeting The Agincourt Chess Club meets this Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The meeting takes place at the L’Amoreaux Community Centre, 2000 McNicoll Ave., at Kennedy Road. Those interested in playing chess are invited to take part. There are no fees, teaching or tournaments. For more info, call Alex Knox at 416-493-0019, after 6 p.m.


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Jennifer Boyd has been named new president of the TorontoDon Mills Rotary Club. Office manager of the Scarborough North Dental Group, Boyd is the club’s youngest president. A special ceremony and dinner, which included a performance by students from Military Trail Public School, took place last week to recognize Boyd as the club’s new president. The event was attended by a number of local dignitaries including ScarboroughAgincourt MPP Soo Wong and Scarborough-Rouge River MPP Bas Balkissoon. Open tour helps Centenary wGates

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The Knox United Church’s Nearly New Shop will hold a pair of half-price sales this week and next. The shop offers a wide selection of nearly new clothes for all ages, along with other items such as shoes and drapes. The half-price sales are tomorrow and Wednesday, June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Knox United Church is located on Midland Avenue, just north of Sheppard Avenue. There is ample free parking. June 19 will be the final opening of the shop before it closes for the summer. For more info, call the church at 416-293-4424. and shine benefits school wShow

UTSC Farmers’ Market now open The weekly outdoor Farmer’s Market at University of To r o n t o S c a r b o r o u g h 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 located at the campus’s Outer Parking Lot 4 at traffic lights one block north of Ellesmere Road on Military Trail.


A Scarborough car dealership is hosting a show and shine event this Saturday to benefit Mary Shadd Public School. Scarborough Nissan hosts the Ontario Z Club, dedicated to Nissan Z cars and Nissan’s sporting legacy. Along with the display of cars, there will also be a barbecue benefitting the northeast Scarborough school which recently had its kindergarten playground destroyed by fire. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scarborough Nissan is at 1941 Eglinton Ave.

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Residents can learn “how to keep their children and family safe” this Saturday by visiting emergency services personnel and their vehicles at Scarborough Town Centre. A display for the City of Toronto’s Safety Awareness Week will be at Scarborough Town Centre’s centre court that day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vehicles from the Toronto Fire Service, Toronto police, the Ontario Provincial Police, Canadian Forces and others will be in the north parking lot. In addition, Chartland Junior Public School, on Chartland Boulevard, will have an open house for Safety

Residents can have lunch items from more than 10 different countries at the TO Food Fest in Scarborough on Saturday. It takes place at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto from noon to 1 p.m. Items on the menu include Filipino snackes, Hawaiian barbecued skewers, Hong milk tea, Tunisian burgers, Greek vegetarian mousaka sliders and more. There’s also desserts from Japan and Italy. Admission is free to the vent. The cultural centre is located at 5183 Sheppard Ave. E. Visit for more info.


Forum helps immigrant workers learn rights MIKE ADLER It’s common for Mandarinspeaking recent immigrants in Toronto to be paid less than Ontario’s minimum wage or to be denied overtime pay and paid vacations employers owe them, a community group’s survey has found. Released Saturday, the survey of 300 workers this year says 20 per cent - one in five - said they were being paid less than $10.25 an hour, the legal minimum. Only about half (53 per cent) said they receive paid public holidays, “which indicates that many employers within Toronto’s boundaries are blatantly breaking the law,” the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter said in a report, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back. The group’s research, partly funded by the city, also found 77 per cent of newcomers who arrived from China less than seven years ago never get extra pay for overtime, even though it’s mandatory after 44 hours are worked in a week. CCNC Toronto concluded such workers were either unaware overtime pay was the law or have been intimidated into accepting they’ll receive none. The report also says 55 per cent of those surveyed

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Beixi Lu of the Workers’ Action Centre makes a presentation during the Chinese Canadian National Council workshop at the Scarborough Civic Centre on Saturday.

don’t receive paid vacation time off or vacation pay, news the group called “extremely concerning.” Ontario’s Employment Standards Act may have been strengthened in 2009, but enforcement is “very weak” so the law doesn’t really protect workers, Beixi Liu of the advocacy group Workers’ Action Centre told a press conference at the Scarborough Civic Centre. “We know the problem there, but most importantly what do we do about it?” said Lu, who charged most com-

panies caught breaking the act face only mediation, or more rarely, a small fine. Knowing this makes them confident about breaking the law, he said, adding the province won’t do anything to change this “if we don’t push them.” During a presentation, Holly Du, an instructor at Toronto’s Workers Health and Safety Centre held up newspaper page with photos of a June 5 fire at a chicken processing plant in northeast China in which 120 workers were killed.

Only one door in the plant was unlocked, said Du, who kept an image of the burned factory’s interior on the wall behind her. In Mandarin, Du asked a few dozen people, most immigrants from China who filled out the survey or helped CCNC Toronto do the research, “Do you think you are good citizens who obey and follow the law?” A lot of hands went up. But Du then asked the audience if they knew the law on workplace safety, arguing they cannot follow the law if they

don’t understand it. She later said recentlyarrived Chinese immigrants know very little – the survey said half had never heard of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and only a quarter received relevant training. Du said she used the fire images to show them why occupational health and safety is important, as are the rights it protects. “It’s life and death, it’s health and illness.” Tommy Zheng, the survey’s co-ordinator, said recent immigrants more likely to accept lower wage jobs, unsafe conditions and abuse. CCNC Toronto recruited 30 volunteer researchers the group felt could benefit from workshops on Ontario’s employment laws, before asking workers 33 questions in English and Chinese, online or in face to face interviews, between February and April. Zheng said 70 per cent didn’t know where to seek help for unfair treatment. “Language was a major barrier to making formal complaints and understanding rights and safety,” he said, agreeing such experiences might be found in other immigrant communities and that “older immigrants sort of take advantage of newer immigrants” by paying them less.

Dylan Gao, one of the volunteer researchers, said the job was difficult. “Pe o p l e a re b u s y i n Toronto. They don’t want to talk to strangers,” said Gao, who works part time at a call centre but was a market researcher in China. While Gao wasn’t surprised by the survey results, “at least it let me know how serious the problem is,” he said. People are making sacrifices to get jobs, which encourages employers to break the law, because “you can always find people” ready to step in, Gao added. A quarter of the survey respondents worked 44 to 60 hours a week, and 14 per cent held two jobs. It’s now illegal for temporary employment agencies in Ontario to ask workers for a fee in return for a job, but a quarter (24 per cent) of those surveyed paid a fee anyway. More than a third (38 per cent) of those who did said they paid between $100 and $250.One third also said they had been injured on the job during their time in Canada. The province’s labour ministry’s enforcement and outreach efforts “focus a lot on reaching those people who may be more vulnerable,” William Lin, a spokesperson, said yesterday.


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SIU investigates police shooting of man, 39 ANDREW PALAMARCHUK

A 39-year-old Scarborough man is dead after being shot during an altercation with police in the Bellamy Road and Eglinton Avenue area

Saturday. The Special Investigations Unit, the province’s police watchdog, said officers were called to an apartment building at 140 Adanac Dr. shortly before 6 p.m. to deal with an emotionally disturbed

person. “While they were there, there was an incident with another man,” SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon said. The incident involved a confrontation between police and a man with a knife.

“The man sustained gunshot wounds,” Hudon said. “He was rushed to Sunnybrook hospital where he was pronounced deceased.” The SIU assigned eight investigators to the case.

A female Toronto police officer has been designated as a subject officer. Three witness officers have also been designated. Hudon said the agency isn’t releasing the dead man’s name because it doesn’t yet have permission

from next of kin. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call SIU’s lead investigator at 416-622-2150.


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ransit funding should be more than just buses, subways and GO trains. Transportation is a more accurate way to look at getting around the Greater Toronto Area.

The future of the Gardiner Expressway is being debated – again. With the Environment Assessment (EA) by Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto now back on the table, the latest in the circular discussions is coming up Thursday, June 13, the day after the two parties hold a media briefing to discuss the EA. The future of the Gardiner comes up every few years, but nothing concrete has ever come of these discussions. The long-term rehabilitation of the Gardiner is not in question – that needs to happen. However, what exactly our view does that mean, and how is a city like Toronto going to Nothing has handle it? The entire length of the come of past decaying expressway will Gardiner talks eventually come up for debate, but Thursday’s forum focuses on the eastern portion from Jarvis Street to the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). We believe front-and-centre at this discussion should be funding. Not just the $505 million approved by council to rehabilitate the Gardiner, but how will we maintain whatever we decide to do with it – keep it standing, bury it under Lake Shore Boulevard or dismantle it all together? Whatever the decision, funding is rarely mentioned – like the public transit discussion, everyone is concerned about today, not the future. Despite the obvious connection between public transit and the highways, expressways and parkways, no one is discussing how they should work together. If there is an effort out there to come up with a cohesive transportation plan, we’re not seeing it. Within the transit funding tools supported by Metrolinx to pay for the province’s Big Move plan, there should also be funding for our roads and highways. Regional Sales Tax, Development Charge, Parking Space Levy, and Fuel Tax are on the table to fund transit. Yet, something like Highway Tolls to help maintain the Gardiner is not being discussed. Or, at the end of the day, maybe we should hand over the Gardiner to the province to include in its transportation portfolio together with the 400 series highways. And while we’re at it, toss in the DVP.

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ell, I played my first tennis match of the season over the weekend and I’m not off to the best start. I’m officially zero for one. But it wasn’t the defeat that was so troubling, but how it was done and the guy who beat me, my buddy Shawn. What really sticks in my craw is that he was wearing a monstrous new knee brace roughly the size of Jabba the Hutt’s belly. Without that brace, I wipe the court with him. With it, I back off and he throttles me for fun, 6-0, 6-0. Well, I was prepared to take my lumps like a man, when, get this, Shawn hops over the net for the traditional post-match handshake. Oops, did I say hop? Forgive me. To call it merely a hop is not doing justice to that athletic tour de force. It was a breathtaking triple salchow during which he soared higher than Patrick Chan.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY And the icing on the cake? He stuck the landing. I mean really stuck the landing. I was livid. “How the heck did you do that?” “It wasn’t that difficult,” Shawn replied matter-offactly. “I just took a long approach run. Then got into the tuck position to harness my legendary power and sprung up ever so gracefully on my little tippy toes.” “You know what I meant, funny guy. How’d you do manage to pull off a move like that, wonky knee and all?” “What makes you think I have a bad knee,” he asked. “Exhibit A, your honour, “ I answered, pointing to said imposing brace. “I hate to break it to you, but the knee’s fine. I only wear this contraption to psych out pigeons like you. And as you can see it works

like a charm.” “But how can you wear that thing and sleep nights?” I wailed. “I told you, I put it on for matches only. I take it off long before I go to bed.” “And that masquerade doesn’t eat away at your conscience?” “Hey, I win, baby. That’s all that matters. Isn’t that what Nike says is the most important thing in life? Next to buying all their over-priced stuff, of course.” “You didn’t win. I handed the match to you. I was afraid to make you even flinch dare you re-injure what I thought was a fragile leg.” Shawn just shrugged. “Look, I’d love to listen to you whine, really I would, but I have to scoot home and ice my knee.” “But didn’t you just get through telling me there was nothing wrong with it?” “There wasn’t, but in my haste to kick your butt from here to Mississauga I must

have put the brace on too tight by mistake because it’s starting to throb. I want to take care of it before I develop a real problem. You don’t mess with knees you know,” he needled. “So, you coming over for a brewski?” “After that stunt you just pulled? Forget it.” “Come on, Jamie. Don’t be such a spoilsport. I tell you what. I’m going up to the cottage for awhile. And to prove I’m not such a bad guy, I’ll let you borrow the brace until I come back so you can let it work it’s magic for you. Are you game?” “Well, I am playing Dale next week and I have yet to beat him all these years. Do you think it might help?” “Let’s just say, it wouldn’t hurt. Unless you put it on too tight by mistake.” Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at


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To the editor: Re: ‘Big Move...Big Money,’ Special Report, May 30. The quality of the report presentation was top notch. Not so much for the proposals themselves. I honestly believe most of them were throw-aways just to pad the report. There were only two reasonable proposals that seem to meet most of the funding needed to reduce congestion and increase transit use. There were several very obvious missing in actions ones as well. If we were to assume the 11 proposals were to raise the funds needed for transit improvements in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA, but mainly in Toronto, then most miss the mark. Yes, all will raise money, some more than others, but the real payers will be the people that either now use transit or those who do not work in downtown and are not the main sources of congestion coming into

downtown. Torontonians, for the most part, do not drive downtown during rush hours. The TTC serves us well, but could be better. The bulk of traffic into downtown is from outside the 416 area, from where transit is limited, non-existent or just too expensive. Just look at the QEW, Hwy. 401 east and west, and Hwys. 410, 400 and 404 and major roads crossing into Toronto during rush hours. These are the people the 11 revenue tools mainly miss. They do not encourage them to take transit. However the bulk of them are blameless. They have little or no alternative but to take the car into downtown. What’s mainly lacking is: local transit (buses) to feed the main transit routes directly into downtown, not just to a mode change (bus to subway; free or cheap parking (and enough of it) at main transit hubs outside of Toronto to get people out of the car before they get into

the city; and disincentives to restrict cars going into the downtown core during rush hours. If you tax everybody, as most of the 11 proposals do, there is no incentive to take transit instead of the car. What’s missing from the Metrolinx revenue proposals are a few things that other cities do, such as: direct tolls entering downtown; provincial and federal equalization of expended tax revenues; and lottery dividends. To sum up, Metrolinx needs to convince the GTHA and the province to do the following: provide significantly more parking at transit nodes; Improve local bus transit in residential areas in the suburbs; tax commercial parking downtown by at least $1 a day; upgrade GO Transit buses and trains capacity to meet the increased demand. Somebody is going to have to pay for all this and that somebody is us, no matter how it is spread around. Joel Berson

for a better commute To the editor: Re: ‘Bit Move...Big Money,’ Special Report, May 30. Time for the front page to scream Big Gridlock... Big Money. The projected costs of an integrated regional transit system proposed by Metrolinx is far less than the estimated $1,600 per household cost for the gridlock that has the GTA stuck in traffic. It’s unfair to characterize Metrolinx as squeezing money out of taxpayers as the May 30 front page and the political cartoon on your opinion page did. Funding transit contributes to better access, cleaner air and a smoother commutes for everyone. I’ll pay for that. Alice Schuda


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esidents can check out one of three new Scarborough schools opening this year, during an open house Thursday, June 13. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School is holding an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school, 8 Seasons Dr., where families can tour the facility and meet staff, while learning about available programs, services and activities. “It is with great excitement and anticipation that on June 13th, 2013 we open the doors of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic Elementary, the latest TCDSB addition to the Malvern Community,” said school principal Paola Cherrier. “Much thought has gone into the planning of what it means to be a 21st century learner. So the facility itself comprises the latest in design features, such as barrier-free areas, eco-friendly roof, high-performance windows, and access to natural light which pours through atriums, hallways, and classrooms. “The staff and I are very excited about meeting our students and parents, and beginning the process of building this new and fantastic learning community.” The school officially opens its doors to 467 students from kindergarten through Grade 8 in September. It will offer a French immersion program, beginning with senior kindergarten. Subsequent French immersion grades will be added at the school as the students progress.

For more information about the open house at Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School, please call 416-393-5456. A new French Catholic school will also open in September, École Élémentaire Catholique Saint-Michel. The school at 29 Meadowvale Rd. will serve up to 250 students from kindergarten through Grade 6, and will also offer daycare services. “Technology will be an important part of our school,” said school principal André Savard. “What we want to do is make sure students can integrate the technology in their learnings, not just to put technology for fun, but have the technology to go deeper in their learnings.” Each classroom at the school will be equipped with a smart board. The school will also use active table technology, which Savard explained is like a big iPad, that six students can interact with together. The school is currently aiming for an August open house. For more information about the school and daycare, and to register attendance, visit http:// or call 416393-5421. Also, the Toronto District School Board’s Alvin Curling Public School, 50 Upper Rouge Trail, will open its doors in September to new students from kindergarten through Grade 8. For more information on the school, call 416-396-7850.


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The Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati School will open in September on Seasons Drive in the Morningside and Old Finch avenues area.

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Above, the Conseil scolaire de district Catholique Centre-Sud’s Ecole Elementaire Saint-Michel will open in September in the Meadowvale Road and Lawrence Avenue area. Left, The Toronto District School Board’s Alvin Curling Public School will open in September on Upper Rouge Trail in the Sheppard Avenue and Meadowvale Road area.


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client centred. integrated. engaged. Our theme for this annual general meeting is MEETING OUR CHANGING COMMUNITY NEEDS This year, Rev. Susan McAllister minister-in-charge at Wexford Heights United Church will be our keynote speaker. Discussing trends in Scarborough communities, Rev. McAllister will share her insightful views of how our community has evolved over the years and how the church has adjusted their focus to meet those needs. Taking a holistic approach to benefit community, Rev. McAllister will also share her unique vision of missionary work, community giving and health and fitness.

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The Precious Gems Project will be hosting Tea for Two Sunday, June 23, at 1 p.m. offering a two-hour seated gourmet tea catered by La Bee Patisserie. Tickets are $35 per person or $65 for two. Merchandise will also be available for purchase. Proceeds will be used to support sending 15 local

angeline mair arts beat youth to Expressions fine art camp at Cedar Ridge for two weeks in August. For more information, please contact Aileen Hill at preciousgemsproject or 416- 315-3484. Album Release slated wEAST

The Scarborough Youth Project’s EAST collective is set to launch Jazz Casino on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m., the first album by the youth collective. EAST is an eclectic fusion of sounds, which includes hip hop, spoken word, jazz, indie and R&B. Over the course of eight months project 50 youths between the ages of 16 and 24 have participated in one or more collectives, each with a unique focus. The album release party takes place at The Hideout, located at 484 Queen St.t W. and will feature performances by EAST. For more info, visit www. or

Misanthrope by Molière wThe The Guild Festival presents The Misanthrope by Molière from July 18 to Aug. 11. Show times are Wednesday to Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performaces are Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and children aged 12 and under are free. Guild Gardens - The Greek Theatre, 201 Guildwood Parkway. Call 416-915-6750. - Exhibition by Fan Zhang wMemory

Local artist Fan Zhang’s selection of watercolour paintings read like a biography. The artist, whose work is now on display at the Agincourt library, started painting at the age of five. The exhibit runs until July 30. Zhang won first prizes in this year’s Oshawa 45th Annual Juried Art Show for watercolour and for the use of colour. Agincourt library is at 155 Bonis Ave. Call 416-396-8943 for more info. If you have items for our Arts Beat column, please send information to amair@


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Great gift ideas for Dad Father's Day is right around the corner and that means many children, spouses and other family members will be scrambling to locate the perfect gifts for the men in their lives. Put away those coupons for neckties and remote control caddies. There's a good chance Dad wants something a little less cliche and more in tune with his interests. If you think carefully about gift ideas, there's bound to be something that will be a perfect fit.

is through his stomach." Take advantage of these words of wisdom by gifting your Dad with food or culinary-themed items. Dad may be an amateur chef and will enjoy a cookbook by his favorite chef. Or he may have a restaurant he insists on going to all the time, so guaranteeing a gift card to said restaurant will be a hit. If Dad appreciates not only the taste, but also the culture of food, plan a tour of food shops in the area or go on a wine- and cheese-tasting adventure.


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Some dads get revved up about automotive gifts, especially if they spend the weekends pampering their prized cars or trucks. If he tends to have a wrench in hand and head under the hood, treat your father to some new supplies for his automotive pursuits. Quality car waxes and upholstery cleaners are always in demand. Or give him a gift certificate to his favorite hand-wash, auto-detailing center. Gas station gift cards or a new ratchet set are other good auto gift ideas.

Personalized Gifts Personalized gifts can show that special man in your life that you care about him in a special way. Instead of a run-of-the-mill item pulled off a store shelf, a personalized gift can feature a name, date or sentiment right on the gift itself. Think about giving Dad a personalized plaque that designates his work area in the garage or a pocket lighter or photo frame engraved with a special message or his name. An embroidered bath robe, or a golf bag embroidered with his initials may also be a special treat.

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Above, Shane, Loris, and Josh Allen at Friday’s gala for the Miller Lash House’s 100th anniversary. Below, Nadia Creeggan, left, David Adamson, Barbara Adamson, and Marilyn Hodge at the gala.

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to sound off on the future of the Gardiner Expressway during a public meeting this week. Organized by the city and Waterfront Toronto, the event will mark the first opportunity for public feedback since the resumption of an environmental assessment (EA) examining potential long term options for the eastern portion of the Gardiner and Lake Shore Boulevard. Cancelled shortly after Rob Ford’s mayoral victory, the EA was resurrected earlier this year following a majority vote by city council. City engineers warn the Gardiner will become unusable in less than a decade if no action is taken. The meeting is Thursday, June 13, South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information visit . union president at panel meeting wTTCTTC union president Bob Kinnear will take part of an upcoming public panel in




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For its 18th-year, organizers teamed curated NXNE Art, which will take place on subway platform video screens June 10-16. Subway screens will showcase a rotating selection of 30-second silent video clips. For more on NXNE and the art exhibition visit bike lanes officially opened wTheSeparated City of Toronto officially opened its first sperated cycle track – a lane for bicycles that is separated from traffic – on Sherbourne Street between Bloor Street and King Street on Monday, June 10. It is the first phase of a 14-kilometre network of cycle tracks planned for the downtown area over the next few years. The city’s transportation services will be working with police and parking enforcement to ticket and tow vehicles illegally blocking the cycle track. Rahul Gupta is the Mirror’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT


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15, in the Scarborough Village Recreation Centre at Markham and Kingston roads from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. A meeting the same issues is also planned for Ward 41 (Scarborough-Rouge River) from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 3 at Woodside Square Library on Sandhurst Circle. Residents with questions are asked to call 416-392-9863 or write to makingspace@

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Cycling in Scarborough WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Elsa Uy, 416-493-3333 ext 227, COST: Free Learn about: cycling paths and safety. Healthy Eating on a Budget workshop WHEN: noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Danielle Milley, 416-438-2911, COST: Free Join one of The Scarborough Hospital’s dietitians to learn smart shopping and menu planning tips. How to Work a Job Fair WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: On-Track Career and Employment Services, 1371 Neilson Rd., Ground Floor CONTACT: 416-283-5229 COST: Free Learn job fairs Dos and Don’ts; tips on how to stand out from the crowd, be assertive and follow up. Strength & Stretch WHEN: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. E.CONTACT: Sivanesan, 416-493-3333 x 288,, COST: $30 for 10

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lessons ($20 for members) Focus is on muscle strength and improving joint mobility and flexibility. Exercises are done seated and standing. Program is taught by a certified senior fitness instructor. Free Parenting Workshop: Raising Youth Together WHEN: 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. WHERE: Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School, 40 Sewells Rd. CONTACT: 416-222-8282 ext. 2572, COST: Free Practical information, tips and strategies for effective parenting. Register online at

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Interview Workshop - New Time WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: On-Track Career and Employment Services, 1371 Neilson Rd., Ground Floor CONTACT: 416-283-5229. Space is limited-registration is recomended COST: Free Learn what employer’s are looking for in a job interview. East Scarborough Festival Market WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. WHERE: St. Margaret’s Parkette, 4130 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Sarah, 416-298-5825, COST: Free Family-friendly event with entertainment, vendors and more. Vendors,

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Scarborough Osteoporosis Support & Information Group WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. CONTACT: Eveline Wallace, 416-396-4051, COST: Free Topic is the psycho-social aspects of osteoporosis. Free parking and admission. Speaker is Debbie Howe. Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www. Read weeks of listings from your Scarborough neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto. Volunteers and entertainment wanted. Thursday in June, July and August. Fitness for Better Bones & Brain WHEN: 4 to 5:15 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Siva, 416-2933333 ext 288, COST: $40; if you are a member $30 Exercises are designed to maintain bone strength and brain function, reduse risk of falls, fractures and bone loss. Program is taught by a certified seniors’ fitness instructor.

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Seniors Board Games WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Albert Campbell District Library, 496 Birch-

mount Rd. CONTACT: 416-396-8890, COST: Free Uno, Boggle, Scrabble, bingo, checkers, chess, cards, Monopoly and more. Jam Session WHEN: 8 to 11 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. CONTACT: J. Haden, bjhaden@ COST: Free

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Agincourt Lion’s Flea Market WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Agincourt R. C., 31 Glen Watford Dr. CONTACT: 416-291-8720 COST: Free Vendors: $20 per space. Bring your own tables. Call to reserve table. Community Craft/Rummage Sale WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE:

Stephen Leacock C.C., 2520 Birchmount Rd. CONTACT: Snez Stevens, COST: Free Donations of items welcome by June 13. No clothing donation accepted. Table rentals $25 for one or $40 for two tables. Weekend of Possibilities WHEN: 2 p.m. today and tomorrow WHERE: Deeper Christian Life Ministry, 55 Nuggt Ave. CONTACT: Deeper Christian Life Ministry, 1-888-7101517 COST: Free Ministering by W.F. Kumuyi on video and other ministers. Swing into Summer with Steel WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Church, 3333 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Jennifer, 416-498-7319, COST: $15 St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Steel Orchestra, Gemini Pan Groove and others. Door prizes and refreshments.

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Port Union Waterfront Festival WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Port Union Common park, 105 Bridgend St. CONTACT: COST: Free Community Groups in Southeast Scarborough: Coronation, Highland Creek, West Rouge, West Rouge Sports and Recreation, West Hill Highland Creek Lions Club.

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TORONTO APPOINTMENTS ◗BUILD It’s Toronto Council week this week — meaning at least two very long days of debate, amendments and maybe even policy. One of the bigger issues being dealt with at the meeting will be dealt with behind closed doors: the appointment of six new members of Toronto’s arms-length real estate company Build Toronto. Reconstituting the board is a prerequisite to finding a replacement for CEO Lorne Braithwaite. Expect a fight, as a number of councillors are concerned that vice chair Doug Ford is pushing to have Port Lands CEO Michael Kraljevic put in the job. Ford denies that he is doing so. QUESTIONS UNION’S ACTIVITIES ◗MAMMOLITI

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Berardinetti has another motion that looks after the well-being of horses. Berardinetti’s motion asks Toronto Council to support a private member’s bill to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act to make it unlawful to import or export horses for the purposes of slaughter for human consumption.

Giorgio Mammoliti wants an investigation into the role that members of CUPE Local 416 have in Community Environment Days. Mammoliti wonders “how and why Local 416 collects information from community members attending these events in the form of petitions.” HAVEN DROP-OFF FOR BABIES ◗SAFE

Scarborough Southwest Councillor Michelle Berardinetti wants the city to establish a “safe haven drop off facility” for unwanted babies within the city. The notice of motion wants the city manager to establish a program in co-operation with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Public Health department to set up the program within a Toronto hospital. The program would be anonymous and safe for mothers who give birth but

BUDGET MEETING DURING LUNCH BREAK Toronto’s budget committee will be holding a special meeting in the midst of the council meeting today. The meeting will take place at 1 p.m., over the lunch break, and will deal with Toronto’s budget surplus of $248 million. The item was deferred from last week because it had been put on the agenda as an information item.


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The two male suspects fled east on Fraserton. One is black, 16 to 18, 5’6” to 5’10” tall with short black hair and a thin build. The other is described as being between 12 and 14 years old, 5’4” tall with a thin build. At 12:30 p.m. June 2, a man pushed a 24-year-old woman and grabbed a gold chain from her neck near Bellamy Road and Lawrence Avenue. The suspect, who fled onto Rochman Boulevard, is black, 18 to 19 years old, 5’8” to 5’9” tall, 165 to 175 pounds with short straight black hair and a medium build. The victim suffered minor injuries. Also on June 2, a 63-yearold woman was surrounded by three males near Markham Ro a d a n d Bl a k e m a n o r Boulevard around 5 p.m. Police said one male suddenly lunged toward the victim and stole her jewelry. The suspects are black, about 17 years old, 5’10” tall with

thin builds. About 90 minutes later, a 64-year-old woman was approached by two males in the area of Eglinton Avenue and Ionview Road. One male grabbed the victim and removed her jewelry. The victim received minor injuries. Both suspects fled. One suspect is black, about 16 years old, between five-feet and 5’3” tall. Description of the other suspect was vague. Police are also investigating an attempted robbery near Markham Road and Eglinton Avenue. Police said two males started talking to a 65-yearold woman and then tried to take her jewelry around 2:45 p.m. June 1. The suspects struggled with the victim before fleeing empty-handed. The victim suffered minor injuries. The would-be robbers are black, about 20 years old with

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A man faces charges in connection with a sex assault in Guildwood last month. Police said a man followed an 18-year-old woman into an apartment building in the Kingston Road and Guildwood Parkway area at about 2:50 a.m. May 25. The woman was then followed into an elevator and sexually assaulted. On May 27, police released security camera video and still images of a suspect. Michael Farouk, 32, has been charged with sexual assault, overcome resistance by choking and threatening bodily harm. charged after car rolls over wMan

A man has been charged after a car rolled over in north Scarborough early Sunday. Police said the crash happened at Kennedy Road and

Trojan Gate, north of Finch Avenue, at 12:38 a.m. A 43-year-old man was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in the blood. Insp. Dave Saunders of 42 Division said police in his division “arrested more impaired drivers than any other division in the city last year.” robbed by men with brass knuckles wteen

Two males armed with brass knuckles and a Taser robbed a 16-year-old boy of his iPhone and cash in the Pharmacy and Finch avenues area. The mugging happened at Pharmacy and Finch avenues at about 3:30 p.m. last Friday. The victim escaped injury.


Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.


VARSITY LEVEL SATURDAY, JUNE 15 w Toronto Thunder vs. Newmarket Bucs (Birchmount Stadium, 93 Birchmount Rd., 2 p.m.) JUNIOR LEVEL SATURDAY, JUNE 15 w Toronto Thunder vs. Newmarket Bucs (Birchmount Stadium, 93 Birchmount Rd., 5 p.m.) BANTAM LEVEL SATURDAY, JUNE 15 w Toronto Thunder vs. Newmarket Bucs (Birchmount Stadium, 93 Birchmount Rd., 11 a.m.) BIRCHMOUNT BASEBALL LEAGUE TEE BALL TUESDAY, JUNE 11 w Orange vs. Powder Blue (Birchcliff Heights #1, 120 Highview Ave.) w Gold vs. Purple (Birchcliff Heights #2, 120 Highview Ave.) w Maroon vs. Red (Birchcliff Heights #3, 120 Highview Ave.) w Kelly Green vs. Royal Blue (Birchmount #3, 93 Birchmount Rd.) THURSDAY, JUNE 13 w Kelly Green vs. Maroon (Birchcliff Heights #1, 120 Highview Ave.) w Royal Blue vs. Red (Birchcliff Heights #2, 120 Highview Ave.) w Powder Blue vs. Gold (Birchcliff Heights #3, 120 Highview Ave.) w Purple vs. Orange (Birchmount #3, 93 Birchmount Rd.)


ROOKIE BALL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 w Plato Gold vs. Hammer’s Angels (Birchcliff Heights #1, 120 Highview Ave.) w 5 Star Landscaping vs. Nick Leontis (Birchcliff Heights #2, 120 Highview Ave.)

Maple Dip players (red) and Apple Fritters opponents chase down the ball during Wexford Soccer Club under-6 co-ed house league action at Ashtonbee Field on Saturday.

MONDAY, JUNE 17 w 5 Star Landscaping vs. Plato Gold (Birchcliff Heights #1, 120 Highview Ave.) w Hammer’s Angels vs. Nick Leontis (Birchcliff Heights #2, 120 Highview Ave.)

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MOSQUITO TUESDAY, JUNE 11 w Danforth Lumber vs. Play It Again Sports (Blantyre Park, 180 Fallingbrook Rd.)

UPCOMING GAME In West Hill Baseball, peewee division, the Blue Jays take on the Braves on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Canmore Park.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 w Danforth Lumber vs. Anderson Press (Blantyre Park, 180 Fallingbrook Rd.) BOYS HOUSE LEAGUE UNDER 9 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 w Red Coats Moving Solutions vs. Leslie & Giles Insurance (Blantyre Park, 180 Fallingbrook Rd.) w Edward Jones vs. Grapefully Yours (Birchmount Park, 93 Birchmount Rd.) MONDAY, JUNE 17 w Grapefully Yours vs. Red Coats Moving Solutions (Blantyre Park, 180 Fallingbrook Rd.)

w Edward Jones vs. Leslie & Giles Insurance (Birchmount Park, 93 Birchmount Rd.) WEST HILL BASEBALL TEE BALL TUESDAY, JUNE 11 w West Hill Hockey Red Sox vs. Braves (Charlottetown Park #3, south, 65

Charlottetown Blvd., 6:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, JUNE 13 w West Hill Hockey Red Sox vs. Pirates (Charlottetown #3, south, 6:30 p.m.) ROOKIE BALL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

w Eagle Beaver Red Sox vs. Braves (Charlottetown #1, west, 6:30 p.m.) MOSQUITO TUESDAY, JUNE 11 w Port Union Medical Red Sox vs. Braves (Canmore Park, 101 Canmore Blvd., 6:30 p.m.)

SPORTS SCHEDULE For the complete schedule, visit www.insidetoronto. com/scarborough-torontoon-sports/


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Plans a ‘serious threat’ to Rouge: petition MIKE ADLER

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Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Minister of Environment Peter Kent at the Rouge Park last year. They will make an announcement today related to the park.

Five Canadian MPs are supporting a conservation group who says the proposed Rouge National Urban Park (NUP) is too small and may sacrifice plans to safeguard the Rouge River watershed’s fragile ecology. The MPs each said they would present a petition to the House of Commons which claims the federal Parks Canada agency’s draft concept plan for the park “is a serious threat to the park’s ecological health.” Canada’s Conservative government announced plans last May for a Rouge NUP, the first of its kind, and Parks Canada later issued a “people’s park” concept that would see educational hubs in the Rouge teach visitors about farming, First Nations history, and other national parks and preserves. The agency is now working on a draft park management

Federal announcement today Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Minister of Environment and minister responsible for Parks Canada Peter Kent will make an announcement this morning in Pickering related to the Rouge Park and Transport Canada. The announcement will be made at the Pickering Lands Site Office in Claremont at 10:30 a.m. Visit us online today at for an update on the announcement. plan officials have said should be ready for public comment this fall. The petition from Friends of the Rouge Watershed, a group which plants thousands of trees in the park each year, says Parks Canada’s concept plan “ignores the ecological vision and policies” of the former co-operatively run Rouge Park, including a 600metre wide forested “main ecological corridor” between Lake Ontario and Oak Ridges Moraine. The petition also calls for expanding Parks Canada’s “study area” for the park from 57 to 100 square kilometres by incorporating adjacent federal lands, a position also endorsed by groups

including Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature and World Wildlife Fund Canada. The MPs presenting the petition in support of FRW are Liberals John McKay (Scarborough-Guildwood), Kristy Duncan (Etobicoke North) and John McCallum (Markham-Unionville); New Democrat Rathika Sitsabaeisan (ScarboroughRouge River), and federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands). May said she wished she could be more enthusiastic about the current plans. “At this point they fall far short of the protection and restoration of a sustainable

natural habitat system which links Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine,” she added in an FRW statement. Parks Canada officials have repeatedly said the park concept will not endanger the watershed’s ecology, and other MPs in ridings around the park have not supported the petition. The current “study area” includes 75 leased farms which cover about 60 per cent of the park, and Paul Calandra, a Conservative representing Oak Ridges-Markham, has said “any park proposal must respect farmers and guarantee continued farming on this valuable land.” Calandra could not be reached for comment. Jim Robb, general manager of FRW, charged the federal government wants to please leaseholders in the park at the expense of environmental priorities.


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