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City told to make business case for subway DAVID NICKLE email@example.com Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray said the province will consider funding a subway rather than light rail to replace the Scarborough RT – if first, council makes a clear request for that to happen, and second, if the city can make a viable business case for doing so. “We respect that mayors get elected and with a significant mandate – that mandate is something we’ve respected,” Murray told reporters Monday, following a meeting with
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. “In my view the final decision will depend on whether there’s a good business case.” Murray made the comments after coming out of an hour-long meeting with Mayor Ford. Today, Toronto Council will be debating a report from City Manager Joe Pennachetti, laying out the costs and benefits of replacing the planned light rail line from Kennedy Station with a three-stop subway. The province would have to put up $1.8 billion that’s currently allocated for the light rail >>>PROVINCE, page 12
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The die-off of Toronto ash trees continues, and volunteers are being sought in Scarborough’s Highland Creek Watershed this month “to spread the word about what can be done.” Besides taking part in four door-to-door canvasses of area homes – and becoming eligible for prize packages each time they do – residents can join a special “tree tour” of
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MEETING THE DRAGON: Austin Maxwell, 8, touches a Bearded Dragon at the Kingston/Galloway/ Orton Park community barbecue in the Kingston and Galloway area. The dragon was one of the many reptiles brought by the Toronto Sanctuary, which rescues reptiles and uses them for public outreach programs. For more photos, see page 3.
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about breast cancer screening wLearn Residents can learn about breast cancer screening in Scarborough during the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Tour. The Pink Tour bus makes stops at three stops in Scarborough on Thursday. The first stop is at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 2335 Warden Ave. at Huntingwood Avenue, on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The second stop is at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, 629 Markham Rd., at Lawrence Avenue, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The third stop is at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 255 Morningside Ave., at Kingston Road, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Pink Tour’s aim is to help people make informed choices about screening and learn how to take steps to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. The tour is supported by CIBC and Shoppers Drug Mart. Celebrations set for Scarborough The sixth annual Taste of the Woods Festival is set for this Saturday at the Warden Woods Community Centre, 74 Firvalley Crt. The event will feature a variety
of multicultural food from Vesta Catering Services, live entertainment, vendors, games, prizes and community exhibits. Taste of the Woods goes from noon to 5 p.m. The fun continues in the southwest Scarborough area with the Taste of Teesdale event on July 27. The celebration, which will also feature food, fun and entertainment, takes place at 40 Teesdale Pl. For more info, please call 416694-1138, ext. 142. and Shine helps hospital wShow
A show and shine classic car event is set for Sunday, July 21, at Scarborough Town Centre to raise funds for the Rouge Valley Health System. Hosted by the Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centre at East Court Ford Lincoln, the second annual event goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature hundreds of classic cars. Funds raised from the $10 registration fee for those showing their cars will go to the hospital foundation. Those in the show will compete for Best in Show, Best in Class and Lower Rider awards.
a.m. If the weather is bad, the rain date for the sale is Aug. 10. Market at Utsc wFarmers’ Scarborough Town Centre is located at 300 Borough Dr. Shandong Association picnic slated The Shandong Association/ Confucius Cultural Society of Ontario holds its annual picnic on July 27 at Thomson Park. The picnic runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and kids under five are free. Thomson Park is located off Brimley Road just north of Lawrence Avenue. For more info, call Susan at 416-754-0736.
Charity garage sale planned A garage sale to help raise funds for the Open Door pregnancy clinic is slated for this Saturday. The sale will take place at Grace Presbyterian Church, 447 Port Union Rd. Start time for the sale is 8
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. nights at MIller Lash House wPub
Community 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 every Thursday 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 recognize the 100th anniversary of the house, a Miller Lash House Ale is among the beverages available at the bar. For more information, visit www.millerlashhouse.ca or call 416-287-7000. Misanthrope by Molière in the Guild wThe
Guild Festival presents The Misanthrope by Molière from July 18 to Aug. 11 at Guild Gardens The Greek Theatre, 201 Guildwood Pkwy. Show times are Wednesday to Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances are Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and children aged 12 and under are free. Call 416-915-6750 or visit www. guildwoodfestivaltheatre.ca/tickets for more info. Chess club meets wAgincourt
The Agincourt Chess Club meets this Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at the L’Amoreaux Community Centre. 2000 McNicoll Ave. 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.
Serving up fun COMMUNITY BARBECUE: Far left, Marjaan Alam, a volunteer from East Scarborough Storefront paints a henna tattoo on a resident’s hand at the Kingston/ Galloway/Orton Park community barbecue in the Kingston Road and Galloway area on Friday evening. Left, Andrew Lin, a volunteer with the East Scarborough Storefront, serves up a hamburger to resident Katrina Lavigne at the barbecue. Staff photos/ADAM DIETRICH
Danzig shooting victims came to woman’s home ANDREW PALAMARCHUK firstname.lastname@example.org
The barbecue party out front of Ann Marie Stevens’ townhouse was massive. “I could see a sea of people,” she said. “People were having a good time.” At one point, police came by to ask organizers to turn down the music. About 30 minutes later, Stevens heard what she thought was a balloon popping. She was in her kitchen with the window open. “After I heard the first pop, I kind of stood still,” said Stevens, adding when she heard more pops she realized what they were: gunshots. As she went to lock her front door, Stevens said, people began rushing in, some getting trampled in the process. “I ran into my kitchen because my mom and daughter were there and took cover. I was flat down on the ground,” she said. “There was screaming. What I really remember the most is the sound of footsteps pounding through my house. So much chaos was going on.” When things settled down, Stevens said she got up and asked: “Did anybody get hit? Is everyone OK?” No one appeared hurt in
Stevens’ home, so she asked everyone to leave. “As I ushered the last person out, that’s when I saw Shyanne on the ground right in front of my door,” Stevens said. “At that point I was screaming, ‘Call 911, call 911.’” Stevens knew 14-year-old Shyanne Charles. They used to live in the same neighbourhood; Shyanne and Stevens’ children attended the Boys and Girls Club together. “Her eyes were barely open and she was non-responsive,” Stevens said. “Somebody started giving her CPR.” Moments later, Stevens noticed another body two doors away. “I was praying it was not my son,” she said. The body was that of 23-yearold Joshua Yasay. A woman began performing CPR on him. Shortly after, he was picked up and placed in a car. The vehicle never made it to hospital though. Police stopped it at Morningside Avenue and Danzig Street and ordered its occupants out. Stevens said she saw two police officers carry Shyanne to an ambulance. “The police told us paramedics weren’t allowed here,” she said. Both Shyanne and Yasay were pronounced dead near the scene. Twenty-four others were injured.
“On my lawn, I realized there were so many casings from bullets. It was like a war zone,” Stevens said. “I was fearing for my 12-year-old son. I didn’t know where he was. He ended up being at a neighbour’s house, but I was searching frantically for him.” Stevens, 40, shared her story of the night of July 16, 2012 during an interview Friday at her Danzig Street home. “We were blocked in our houses,” she recalled. “We weren’t allowed to come out because our front lawn was a crime scene.” Not long after the shooting, Stevens said, pizza delivery men would come to the Danzig complex in pairs. “One would deliver the pizza while the other would stay in the vehicle with the vehicle on.” Stevens said she felt safe in the neighbourhood before the mass shooting though there were minor issues like weed smoking and loitering. “You don’t see it anymore,” she added. T h a t ’s n o t t h e o n l y change. After the shooting, security cameras were installed at the complex and a vacant townhouse unit was converted to a community house that offers programs for residents.
“Things are better,” Stevens said of the neighbourhood. “But there were also a lot of things promised that never
got done like new doors; kitchens and bathrooms were supposed to be renovated.” Stevens noted the shooting
one year ago will never be forgotten. “I just hope this won’t be something that defines Danzig Street,” she added.
Paramedic remembers shooting scene “Multiple patients shot, shots fired, one female possibly Vital Signs Absent.” That’s what paramedics working in Scarborough heard over their radio at 10:40 p.m. on July 16, 2012. It was a Monday night, the last of a set of four night shifts for Toronto EMS Supt. David Cooke. He happened to be at North York General Hospital when the call came in. It would be a call he wouldn’t forget. The call was to a Danzig Street townhouse complex, where a neighbourhood barbecue ended in gang gunfight. It would be the worst mass shooting in Toronto’s history: two dead, 24 injured (one of the injured didn’t have a gunshot wound; she was trampled on). “It had just started out as any shift does,” Cooke said. But things quickly changed. Calls from Danzig began to pour into the 911 centre. “I remember looking at my computer screen and just
Paramedic and Operational Supt. David Cooke.
seeing all these updates popping up,” Cooke said. “One update after another about varying degrees of gunshot wounds.” While en route to the scene, Cooke heard the first-in paramedic crew request backup. “Certainly you could hear the emotion in their voice, asking for assistance.” When Cooke arrived, paramedics had just pronounced Shyanne Charles, 14, and Joshua Yasay, 23, dead. Cooke parked on the west side of Morningside Avenue just north of Danzig. It was a chaotic scene. Cooke said he first wanted to get an idea of where all the
paramedics were “amongst these crowds of people that are literally moving all over the place and coming out from different locations.” And he wanted to ensure the paramedics were safe. “ I t ’s ov e r w h e l m i n g . Everybody wants to see you all at the same time,” he said of what paramedics experienced. “People screaming for you, wanting your help right away, and of course just trying to work through that, it was very challenging.” Co o k e h e l p e d t r i a g e patients and organize ambulances, providing them access to and from the scene. The most seriously injured were taken to trauma centres. Some victims made their own way to hospital. A total of 37 paramedics, including some from neighbouring York and Durham regions, were at the call. It took an hour and 15 minutes for paramedics to treat and transport the wounded.
For more on the one-year anniversary of the Danzig shooting, see page 6.
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oday marks the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in Toronto’s history. The incident at a community barbecue on Danzig Street in Scarborough took the lives of 14-year-old Shyanne Charles and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay, and left 24 people injured.
Among the wounded was a 22-month-old baby. Much has happened in the year since the shooting that shocked Toronto, including the arrest of two men and a 17-year-old boy in connection with the shooting. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, then-Premier Dalton McGuinty and Mayor Rob Ford all came to the area shortly after the shooting to pledge support in fighting crime and promoting community safety. Mayor Ford called for “a war” on gangs in the city. And while there has not been an actual war, police presence in Danzig and other communities has increased, as has the interaction our view officers are having with residents, and the recent Project Traveller raids made a dent in gang Danzig marks police activity across Toronto. anniversary of McGuinty pledged funding to tackle the root causes of some of mass shooting the crime and gang issues in the city, and that has come through with a number of organizations in the Danzig area seeing increased support. Through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, 20 extra youth outreach workers were funded for Toronto and more than half are working in the city’s east side. Federally, Harper also promised help on dealing with gangs and just last week Scarborough Centre MP Roxanne James announced the extension of the GangBusters program, which helps keep young people away from gangs. That’s all good. It would have been a disgrace if the follow up to Danzig had been nothing, but empty political promises. This month’s five provincial byelection campaigns, including in Etobicoke-Lakeshore and the Scarborough-Guildwood riding in which Danzig is located, are the time to hold candidates and parties accountable on crime and community safety. What will not change is the critical role residents must play in making their own neighbourhoods safer. Earlier this month Danzig had local children playing baseball, meeting at a townhouse set aside as community space, and residents taking care and control of their neighbourhood. Residents across the city should do the same. That needs to be the lasting legacy of what was a horrible day in Toronto’s history.
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New meaning to dancing in the street
iven my lack of prowess on the dance floor – even though the Salsa on St. Clair is just around the corner from my place – I’ve been a no-show since its inception. But I am proud to announce that I finally worked up the courage to go last weekend and both my face and feet were in abundant display. So how did I finally get over my insecurity? Not in the usual way, it turns out. I didn’t sign up for dance lessons, for example. Nor did I purchase a how-to DVD. I didn’t buy a copy of Dancing for Dummies, either. They say necessity is the mother of invention, well, it appears necessity is the mother of dance moves, too. I learned how to dance because I had no choice. You have to learn some nifty moves in order to navigate your way down
jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY the street these days in between all those black and orange safety pylons. Those cones are everywhere it seems. I’ve never seen so many of them. Some are there for road repairs, some are there for sidewalks being rebuilt, some are for condos under construction and some are there for all the fallen trees and flooded homes and buildings courtesy of the recent rainstorms. So what’s a person supposed to do when the average street looks like an obstacle course and you have to have the athleticism and dexterity of a seasoned professional dancer just to get around? Alas, there’s no rule of thumb. Each street presents its own unique dancing challenge. So you have to figure it out as you go
along. If you don’t know where to begin, I’ll take you through the approach that worked for me. I started off with the Bolero on Briar Hill. It was just what I needed to get my feet wet. I couldn’t believe how well things turned out. Wet nothing – they were soaking by the time I was done. I was so inspired by that effort something told me to try the Rumba on Ridelle. That something knew what it was talking about. I did the Rumba till the cows came home. I did the Rumba with the cows for awhile after and then moved on. Now, brimming with confidence, I did the Escondido on Elm Ridge. It just seemed like the thing to do and boy was it. I was on such a roll I decided to set the bar even higher. Ready or not it was time for the Cha-Cha-Cha on Cha-Cha-Chaplin. Oh, I was ready alright.
In fact, I was more than ready. I was moving better here than at all the others combined. Next up was the Merengue on Montclair, which was followed by the Tango on Tweedsmuir, the Two-step on Tichester and I wrapped things up with the Lambada on Lonsmount. I was pumped. My training was complete. It was Salsa time, baby. So I scurried down Bathurst and when I made the turn west on St. Clair and neared Arlington I could hear the music blaring in the distance. “Music?” I screamed. “You get music, too? You’ve got to be joking.” I’d been doing my dancing all over the city these past few weeks without music. 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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| SCARBOROUGH MIRROR | Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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the mirror takes a closer look at danzig one year after the mass shooting
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Danzig a resilient neighbourhood
Residents have supported each other in healing process
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our days after a gun fight at a Danzig Street townhouse complex barbecue killed two bystanders and wounded 23 others, then-Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty met community leaders privately at the East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club. He emerged to say politicians now shared a responsibility to make certain Shyanne Charles, 14, and Joshua Yasay, 23, did not die in vain. For months after the July 16 shooting, Danzig, previously an unexceptional social housing community in West Hill, was a byword for gun violence. But late last week, all was peaceful along the street and in Morningside Coronation, as Toronto Community Housing Corporation calls the townhouses near Morningside Avenue. “It’s really quiet. Nothing really bad happens out here,” said Marleka Gittens, 17, a Danzig resident for 10 years, as she and another teenager, Ridwan Ali, 18, supervised children playing tag. Our Space Gittens is in charge of a townhouse, Our Space, which became a drop-in centre after the shooting, during Rookie League Baseball Academy, a seven-week summer camp that draws around 20 children to it for activities Monday to Wednesday. On Thursdays, the children play baseball in a park wearing Blue Jays shirts bearing the name of catcher J.P. Arencibia, who was there to meet them at last week’s opening game. The townhouse needs more furnishings, and a sign for the front door, but it has already hosted baking lessons, afterschool programs, movies and game nights. Older teens and adult residents volunteer; some weeks ago they painted and sanded the whole townhouse, Gittens said. “Everybody takes part in this house. Everybody.” When the carnage of July 16 was in the news, Akanimo Udofia, a jet-setting entrepreneur and philanthropist, decided to give the community $150,000 over three years to renovate and equip
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Lynisha Gittens, 5, left, joins in a wordplay game during daily activities for children at the Our Space drop-in centre on Danzig Street.
the townhouse, and to give scholarships of $5,000 each year to one boy and one girl from Danzig. “I choose to be a role model,” he said at the time, “to show these kids that there’s a big world out there.” So far, $12,000 of the fund has been spent, with a nine-member resident committee requesting money to be used in the townhouse, the housing authority said. Scarborough Centre Councillor Michael Thompson, who helped arrange the gift, said Udofia is getting updates and may come to see Our Space this September. Addressing the causes of gun violence in Danzig and other areas of Scarborough is difficult. Local agencies continue to talk about what they have learned from the shooting and how to strengthen their responses to community crises, said Anne Gloger, director of the East Scarborough Storefront in nearby Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park. “What happened at Danzig last summer was tragic for the community and it will take a long time before many residents are able to feel safe and happy again,” she said in a statement. “However, they are working hard at it. This neighbourhood, including Danzig, is very resilient and residents support each other, which has gone a long way in the healing process.” Gloger said many local residents and groups would like to see community policing strengthened so that police, residents and
organizations could work more together on an ongoing basis, not just in a crisis. Local meetings After the shooting, Scarborough-Guildwood MP John McKay hosted forums at a local church to look at what had happened or could be done. Responses were diverse: some said a lack of parenting and unfriendliness towards youth contributed to violence, and that mentorship, friendlier police, and programs to get youth jobs they want could help prevent it. Representatives of local churches said they wanted to do more community outreach. “It’s a larger issue than simply a shooting at a barbecue,” McKay said this month, adding though TCHC “has upped its game” in Danzig and police from 43 Division have made their presence there friendlier, the results of what well-meaning pastors or police have done will take years to assess. “Maybe in a generation we’ll know.” The housing authority doesn’t consider Danzig a dangerous place – it’s not one of 20 “high-need communities,” for example, where TCHC is setting up resident-led safety councils to address security needs – but still installed 20 closed-circuit security cameras there. In November, outdoor lights were repaired and the complex was chosen for a State of Good
Repair blitz to catch up on a backlog. Two young men and a boy of 17 were eventually charged with murder in the shooting, and gang rivalry was blamed. Mayor Rob Ford, after touring the shooting scene, asked Torontonians to “declare war” on street gangs, to the point of running their members out of Toronto, though Thompson later excused this as a case of emotions running high. Still, Ford said city authorities “will not rest until being a gang member is a miserable, undesirable life.” McGuinty, however, said the community wanted the “balanced” approach he said he favoured himself, suggesting “the smartest way to deal with crime is to be tough both on crime and the causes of crime.” McGuinty defended what is part of his legacy: Crime, including youth crime, was down, he said, after provincial investments in neighbourhood infrastructure and youth programs, yet he acknowledged “something’s still missing” in addressing violence. McGuinty called for a federal ban on handguns. Last October, his children and youth services minister, Eric Hoskins, announced Toronto would get 20 additional youth outreach workers to work with some of the city’s most vulnerable youth. Both McGuinty and local MPP Margarett Best have since resigned their seats, but this promise was kept. Under guidance of East Metro Youth Services (EMYS), 12 of the new workers were assigned to east Toronto, including two each to EMYS and Native Child and Family Services Toronto, and one each to the East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club and Scarborough’s two community health centres, TAIBU and Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. Gloger said two workers have been assigned to the KGO neighbourhood and one to Danzig specifically. “We’re now covering a wider range of harder-to-serve youth,” said Karim Grant, a youth worker with EMYS who added all new outreach staff for the area should be in the field by mid-summer, helping marginalized youths.
Shyanne and Joshua remembered Gone, but not forgotten. One year after 14-year-old Shyanne Charles and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay were shot and killed at a Danzig Street barbecue, the community continues to mourn their loss and honour their legacies. The mass shooting that took their lives on July 16, 2012, is Toronto’s worst incidence of gun violence. This Canada Day, July 1, the first annual Joshua Yasay 5-on-5 Memorial Basketball Tournament was held at York University, Yasay’s alma mater. The tournament supports the Joshua Yasay Award for Excellence in Criminology and Community Service, a scholarship established to honour Yasay, and help others continue his work. A bachelor of arts and criminology graduate of York University, he dreamed of being a police officer, and mentored at-risk youth in the hopes of curbing the same violence that took his life. Online donations can be made to Yasay’s scholarship by visiting www.forjoshua.ca. Toronto musician, and international superstar, Drake, recently honoured Shyanne and Yasay in a song. Drake and Snoop Lion, the reggae-infused incarnation of musician Snoop Dogg, recorded a track together, along with Snoop’s daughter Cori B, titled No Guns Allowed. In the song, Drake raps about the shooting that killed Shyanne and Yasay, “the one summer day that went horribly wrong,” as photos of the pair appear on screen aside footage and headlines from the shooting. “Two more young names to be carved out of stone,” Drake raps. “Dedicate this to Shyanne and Josh, and pour something out for the lives that they stole.”
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Free Health Information Workshop WHEN: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, General campus, 3050 Lawrence Ave. CONTACT: , 416-438-2911, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Free The Scarborough Hospital hosts a workshop on finding reliable health information online. Join us at The Scarborough Hospital’s Global Community Resource Centre at noon for the free event. 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. mended. COST: Free Join us to learn the do’s and don’ts of interviewing and what employer’s are REALLY looking for. East Scarborough Festival Market WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. WHERE: St. Margaret’s Parkette, 4130 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Sarah, 416-298-5825, email@example.com COST: Free All ages family-friendly event. Every Thursday in June, July & August. Guild Festival Theatre presents The Misanthrope by Molière WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Guildwood Park, 201 Guildwood Parkway CONTACT: 416-915-6750, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: Tickets: $25, Kids under 12 are FREE
Opens July 18 and runs to Aug. 11. Guild Festival Theatre is proud to announce its third annual season at the open-air Greek Stage at the Guild Gardens: an exuberant, open-air version of Molière’s The Misanthrope, one of the world’s funniest and wisest comedies.
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2013 Canadian Open Taiji Championships WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Athletics and Wellness Centre, Centennial College, 941 Progress Avenue CONTACT: Patrick Wu, (416)4029780, www.cottqa.com, cottqa@ yahoo.ca COST: $12 per person per day Taiji practitioners from across the country come to compete at this
Malvern Family Resource Centre - Women’s Place - How to Series “Mastering Your Interview” WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Malvern Family Resource Centre Women’s Place, 31 Tapscott Road, Unit B6 CONTACT: 416-293-4664, email@example.com COST: Free A variety of topics will be covered in this practical series facilitated by guest speakers. This month, Communication Strategist Gloria Pierre will be showing women how to “Seal the Deal” and get the job that they want by mastering the interview. Registration is required. Taste of the Woods WHEN: 12 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Warden Woods Community Centre, 74 Firvalley Court CONTACT: 416694-1138, www.wardenwoods.com, COST: Free The event is known as the Taste of the Woods - our annual summer community festival. Local community members, along with residents from
across Southwest Scarborough, attend. Various activities and performances take place, including bouncy castles, face painting, mehndi, and our one of a kind talent show - Scarborough’s Got Talent. The day brings interaction and fun to individuals who are often living on low incomes and who have access to only limited resources within and outside the community. Opportunity will also be given to small entrepreneurs to sell their goods on that day too. Summer BBQ Feast! WHEN: 2 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Grace Church, Scarborough, 35 Kecala Road CONTACT: Stanley, 416-750-9592 COST: $20 Community BBQ. Food galore (Hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, salad, etc)$20 per person.
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was created by Daniel Tripp and so far only shows data for major downtown routes. To use the report, visit www.unofficialttctrafficreport.ca New multimedia series wA multimedia series will play on subway platform screens will feature the very aged and the very young offering pearls of wisdom on life. Advice for Living by artists John Loerchner and Laura Mendes is a collection of short videos depicting seniors over 70 and schoolchildren under seven giving out useful bits of advice to anyone who takes the time to watch. The series will screen 10 minutes on TTC subway platforms until July 28 as part of Art in Transit, sponsored by advertising company Pattison Onestop. For more information visit www.advicefortheliving.ca Rahul Gupta is the Mirror’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT
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The TTC has suspended the use of video surveillance in determining eligibility of Wheel-Trans users following a scathing report by the city ombudsman. Fiona Crean’s recent investigation into how the TTC uses security camera footage to ferret out ineligible Wheel-Trans riders found the practice unfair since riders under surveillance often have no idea the footage is used against them. “Making decisions without telling people the information upon which you were relying violates a fundamental principle of procedural fairness,” said Crean during a recent telephone interview. Since 2010, the TTC has used security camera footage as part of its Questionable Rider reassessment process which Wheel-Trans users must undergo if they are suspected of misusing the service.
A reassessment can be initiated through a complaint from a member of the public or TTC employee alleging improper use of WheelTrans. Crean’s investigation, which was launched in January, found of the 75 riders re-assessed by the TTC in 2012, 54 were found ineligible and banned from using Wheels-Trans – without being told about the existence of the surveillance footage. “They were simply told they were ineligible and the reasons were not provided,” she said. While there’s nothing illegal about using the cameras to determine if able-bodied riders are taking advantage of the Wheel-Trans service, Crean said it was unacceptable for the TTC to not give riders the chance to at least explain the video’s findings. “If I don’t know a video is being used to make a determination, I can’t explain to the decision makers what’s going on in terms of my ill-
ness,” she said. While the TTC does have a disclaimer on all of its vehicles warning surveillance footage can be used to determine WheelTrans eligibility, Crean said most riders don’t know such a provision exists. This is the second report released by the ombudsman within a year finding fault with TTC practices. The previous investigation by Crean found the TTC failed to consult with the public in 2010 on plans to construct secondary exits at two east-end subway stations. But she said she was encouraged by the actions of CEO Andy Byford – who was not in the top job when the violations occurred – who has assured her changes to the re-assessment process are forthcoming. “He has agreed this is not OK and will implement all of the recommendations we’ve included in the report,” she said. In a brief statement, the TTC said it would accept all 11 of the recommendations.
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his week, Toronto councillors meet for the last time before the nominal summer break. The council meeting will likely be dominated by transit – in particular, the question of whether subway or light rail is the best choice to replace the Scarborough RT – but there will be a litany of other matters too. Beaches-East York Councillor Janet Davis will be asking councillors to think about the other tunnels going under the city – its sewers. She is presenting a notice of motion demanding that council address ways to pay for sewer upgrades and storm-water management plans that will help prevent the kind of flooding that last week’s deluge caused in parts of the city. alliance with Austin proposed wJoshMusic Colle, meanwhile, is suggesting that Toronto find its musical weirdness in the self-proclaimed weird
david nickle the agenda town of the American southwest, Austin, Texas. The Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor is moving that the city manager begin talks with Austin to finalize the framework of the Music City Alliance between the two towns, to help promote Toronto’s music industry.
calls for common sense wSt.Councillor Paul’s Councillor Josh Matlow wants to see parking enforcement take a more “common sense” approach to illegally parked cars. In particular, he’s moving a motion to ask police to deal with illegally parked cars on curb lanes of arterial roads more harshly than those on quiet streets where they’re not causing harm.
Break on parking Get tough on sought wPublic contraband tobacco w events of “municipal Scarborough Southwest significance” could get a break on parking enforcement, if council goes along with a motion by St. Paul’s Councillor Joe Mihevc. Mihevc is moving that police deal with events like Taste of the Danforth in the same way that they deal with religious holidays – not issuing parking tickets in particular areas – with the approval of the relevant local community council.
Councillor Gary Crawford wants to get contraband tobacco off the city’s streets. Crawford wants council to ask the Ontario government to increase fines for those convicted of offences related to contraband tobacco and give law enforcement officials more authority with forfeiture of items seized in investigations.
David Nickle is The Mirror’s city hall reporter. Council briefs run every Tuesday.
>>>from page 1 rently allocated for the light rail plan, and the city would have to somehow raise between $1.1 and $1.6 billion of its own to make up the difference. Mayor Ford as well as local Scarborough councillors have been pushing hard to have this happen, and indeed in May voted to request the province to scrap light rail and build a subway instead. Metrolinx, the provincial body currently building the light rail line, has said that if council doesn’t clarify its position by Aug. 2, it will stop the LRT in its tracks. Murray wouldn’t commit to doing anything following the meeting, stressing that it wasn’t a negotiation at this point. But he did say that it would be “over my dead body” if Scarborough weren’t to get “high-quality rapid transit.” “That means we want an evidence-based business case which we haven’t seen yet,” he said. “We want a partnership with the city.”
Murray wouldn’t say what would happen if the city wasn’t able to come up with an economic development study, a new planning regime for the corridor and a funding package by Aug. 2, however. And he did call on the federal government to provide funding. Zero from feds “We have absolutely zero from the federal government,” he said. “We have a federal government that’s missing in action right now.” Mayor Ford spoke with reporters about two hours after Murray left. “We had a very productive meeting,” he said. “I want to emphasize today’s meeting was not a negotiation it was a frank and open discussion, and I believe we are one step closer to building new subways for the people of Scarborough.” Ford has promised to support a property tax of 0.25 per cent in 2015 – an amount considerably lower than
Pennachetti recommended at the high end. The plan would also require the city to raise development charges and increase its debt level, squeezing out other capital priorities including other transit plans and repairs to the city’s public housing portfolio. B e a c h e s - E a s t Yo r k Councillor Janet Davis listened to Murray’s news conference. She said that if the city needs to demonstrate the viability of the subway plan through more reports and studies, Scarborough will have to wait much longer for rapid transit. “What I heard today from the minister was delay, delay, delay,” she said. “The minister wants an economic development plan, a planning framework, a business case, and not a dollar more for Toronto. The people of Scarborough now are going to face another huge delay before they see any rapid transit.”
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HOCKEY FUN: Left, Ryan Moran lifts the trophy after winning the final match during Wayne’s Road Hockey Warriors Tournament action Saturday at Scarborough Arena Gardens. The event was hosted by NHL player Wayne Simmonds, shown above celebrating a goal, of the Philadelphia Flyers. The second annual event hosted by Simmonds, who grew up in Scarborough, helps raise funds for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program. Below, a number of other NHL players took part in the tourney including Drew Doughty, white hat, of the Los Angeles Kings. Below left, Gaetano Pocchi, 9, right, fishes the ball out of the corner during tournament action.
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Candidates, and leaders, talk Scarborough subway MIKE ADLER email@example.com In Scarborough-Guildwood last week, hopes for a subway seemed to swallow everything else. The proposed route of the Bloor-Danforth extension supported by Liberal candidate Mitzie Hunter and Progressive Conservative Ken Kirupa does not run through the riding holding its provincial byelection on Aug. 1. It would be built from Kennedy Station and travel under McCowan Road beyond the riding’s western boundary of Bellamy Road North. The planned light-rail line it would replace goes through Scarborough-Guildwood’s northwest corner, including a stop at the Progress Campus of Centennial College. Opening his campaign office last Thursday, Kirupa delivered a speech in which he made no promises except “to fight day and night at Queen’s Park to bring subways to Scarborough,” which he said is what people in the riding want. “I too am trying to get home after a long work day,” and getting stuck in traffic, said Kirupa, a realtor who added any talk from the Liberal MPPs about subways during the byelection is a trick. “You can just be assured they are trying to buy your votes.” Though Kirupa also told a crowd of supporters Hunter and his New
Democratic opponent Adam Giambrone “want light-rail transit,” Hunter, canvassing on Friday, said she supports the Scarborough subway extension. “I support subways to get Scarborough moving,” said Hunter. “I am fighting to make that voice stronger and louder at Queen’s Park.” Hunter is on leave from her CEO job at Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, a nonprofit group which supported The Big Move and the provincial Metrolinx agency’s plans for an expanded regional transportation system including a network of light-rail lines. Last week, Hunter said CivicAction advocated for improved transit “in general, not a specific mode.” Though the Liberals have already pledged to spend more on transit than any other Ontario government since the 1960s – including surface light-rail lines along Sheppard and Eglinton avenues in Scarborough as well conversion of the aging Scarborough Rapid Transit system – a subway replacing the Scarborough RT is the best investment for the long term, Hunter said. Giambrone, a former chairperson of the TTC and a member of the Metrolinx board when it approved the plan, said subways should be built where it makes sense to build them. Visiting the East Scarborough
Candidates were busy last week in the Scarborough-Guildwood provincial byelection. Above, NDP candidate Adam Giambrone and provincial party leader Andrea Horwath. Above right, Liberal candidate Mitzie Hunter and federal party leader Justin Trudeau. Right, PC candidate Ken Kirupa and party leader Tim Hudak.
Storefront with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath last Thursday, Giambrone said if the Bloor-Danforth extension is built “the people here in Scarborough-Guildwood are still going to be on a bus.” He wasn’t prepared to say, however, there could be no justification for building the extension. “I’ve never seen the study,” Giambrone said. “When I was at the TTC I always liked to base my decisions on actual information.” People in Scarborough sit and listen to debates about subways and light rail, but “they’d actually like to see a result,” argued Giambrone, who said building a subway will take much longer than the already-approved LRT line, with environmental assessment alone taking at least two years. “If the prov-
ince is serious, they could start funding some of those studies” preparing the way for a subway; otherwise, “talk is cheap,” he said. People in ScarboroughGuildwood “are desperate for transit improvements sooner rather than later, and so it’s not good enough to wait 10 or 15 years for transit improvements,” Horwath said, suggesting the light rail line can be built much sooner than a subway. Hudak, speaking at Kirupa’s office, warned against lightrail projects – “Who wants to see that mess on St. Clair (Avenue) repeated up here in Scarborough?” he asked – and made it clear his party doesn’t support “new revenue tools” to pay for subways. The party maintains it will raise fees or taxes to pay for subways only as a last
resort, and that it can build subways by “balancing the books” and cutting waste at Queen’s Park. Asked how long those subway projects would take, considering three approved LRT lines in Scarborough might be cancelled as a consequence, Hudak didn’t try to guess. “That’s why we need to change the government so we can get at it,” he said. The Tory platform introduced this spring calls for the province to take over and run Toronto’s new subways after it builds them, along with existing subways and light rail, the Don Valley Parkway and the Allen and Gardiner
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expressways. Green candidate Nick Leeson said his party and himself are “on board” for light rail in Scarborough. “Light rail is proven to be cost-effective,” said Leeson, adding while there’s no guarantee a Scarborough subway can be built, the funding and plan for LRT are already in place. Leeson acknowledged a wave of support for a subway among area residents, but argued “the information they’ve been given doesn’t show the whole story.”
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kids about money at library wTeach The Woodside Square library hosts a How To Teach Your Kids About Money seminar this week. The event takes place on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. It will explain why it’s important to teach kids about money. Parents will be offered tips on allowance, budgeting, cell phones, virtual spending and money issues related to children. Arun Mather of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants will present the seminar. To register, call the library at 416-396-8979. Woodside Square library is located at 1571 Sandhurst Circle. RBC staffers help wenvironment
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THURSDAY, JULY 18 w Tim Horton’s – Blueberry Muffins – Royal Blue vs. Tim Horton’s – Canadian Maple – Gold (Ashtonbee Field #1, 10 Ashtonbee Rd., 7 p.m.) w Tim Horton’s – Vanilla Dip – White vs. Tim Horton’s – Apple Fritters – Maroon (Ashtonbee Field #2, 10 Ashtonbee Rd., 7 p.m.) SATURDAY, JULY 20 w Tim Horton’s – Blueberry Muffins – Royal Blue vs. Tim Horton’s – Vanilla Dip – White (Ashtonbee Field #3, 10 Ashtonbee Rd., noon) w Tim Horton’s – Canadian Maple – Gold vs. Tim Horton’s – Hawaiian Sprinkles – Sky Blue (Ashtonbee Field #4, 10 Ashtonbee Rd., noon)
In Wexford Soccer Club under 12 girls action, J.D. Property Enhancements – Scarlet takes on Parkway Mall – White in Ashtonbee Field #7, at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19.
HOUSE LEAGUE BOYS UNDER 11 TUESDAY, JULY 16 w Parkway Mall – White vs. Lowes – Royal Blue (Ashtonbee Field #7, 10 Ashtonbee Rd., 7 p.m.) w Mississauga Shrine Club – Scarlet vs. Dickie’s No Frills – Gold (Ashtonbee Field #8, 10 Ashtonbee Rd., 7 p.m.)
HOUSE LEAGUE BOYS UNDER 12 WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 w Mississauga Shrine Club – Scarlet vs. Scarborough Shrine – Orange (Ashtonbee Field #7, 10 Ashtonbee Rd., 7 p.m.) w Parkway Mall – White vs. Dickie’s No Frills – Gold (Ashtonbee Field #8, 10 Ashtonbee Rd., 7 p.m.)
SPORTS SCHEDULE For the complete schedule, visit www.insidetoronto. com/scarboroughtorontoon-sports/
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Technical/ Skilled Trades
Shandiz Natural Foods in Markham is a manufacturing leader in delicious all natural snack bars sold internationally. Fast-paced, Growing, Entrepreneurial environment looking to hire proactive, team oriented leaders with strong decision making skills. English read/write/speak is a must. Able to work flexible hours. PACKAGING MECHANIC • 5 yrs packaging mechanic experience in manufacturing is mandatory in Food or Pharmaceutical • Exp. Pneumatic automation • Exp. Flow wrapping machines, cartonners, lot code printers • Set up, repair, troubleshoot electrical equipment and PLC’s Competitive pay with benefits. Email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note Job Title in subject heading. Restaurants/ Hospitality
Retirement and Nursing Home is looking for a CASUAL CHEF Red Seal and/ or culinary management diploma required. Please e-mail resume by July 23, 2013 to email@example.com or contact Meta Baze @ (416) 284-5298
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WHEELCHAIR accessible transportation available. Local/ long distance. Great rates, fully insured, please call your transportation specialist. Kevin Richardson 416-892-0549.
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Home & Garden
PLANTS, PLANTS, plants for sale at rock bottom prices. Home grown perennials. Large selection of canna lily annuals. Bernie Wong 416-931-4643.
QUALITY WORK low prices. Bathrooms, basements, plumbing, ceramics, drywall, taping, painting. Seniors discount. Aldo 416-721-6947
Furniture FURNITURELIVINGROOM (couch, chair, TV), Diningroom (table, chairs), Bedroom (vanity, chest of drawers), Study (desk, bookshelves, lamp) & Baby’s portable playpen. Call 416-264-2415
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HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available.
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Home Renovations BUILDER/ GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL. Finished basements. Painting. Bathrooms. Ceramic tiles. Flat roofs. Leaking basements. Brick/chimney repairs. House additions 9 0 5 - 7 6 4 - 6 6 6 7 , 416-823-5120 CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 416-242-8863
All Garbage Removal! Home/ Business. Fast Sameday! Free Estimates! Seniors Discounts. We do all Loading & Clean-ups! Lowest Prices. Call John: 416-457-2154 Seven days
PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!
416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates! Plumbing
Clogged drain, camera inspection Leaky pipes Reasonable price, 25 years experience Licensed/ Insured credit card accepted
Free estimate James Chen
SEAMLESS EAVESTROUGH, soffit, facia, siding. Also repair work. Over 30 years experience. For the best prices please call Reijo 416-431-1558.
Masonry & Concrete BRICK, BLOCK & NATURAL STONEWORK Chimneys, Tuck Pointing, Brick, Concrete Windowsills and Much More! For Free Estimate Call Peter: 647-333-0384 www. stardustconstruction .com
Brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, tusk pointing, porches, flagstone, window sills. All masonry work. For free estimates call Roman 416-684-4324 www.fadom constructioninc.com
Moving & Storage
Eavestroughs & Siding
From $40/hr Local, Long Distance Packing Service FREE Boxes FREE Storage Junk Removal Insured All sized trucks
PLUMBER XPRESS drain
plumbing service, new installation, 20 years experience. 647-801-7595 Peter
MOVERS$45/hr. 2, 3, or 4 men available with any size truck. Short notice ok. Free storage available. 416-845-4279
GARAGE SALES 2 FAMILY GARAGE SALE Saturday, July 20th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, July 21st 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
442 Brimorton Dr.
(West of Markham Rd.) Gibbard solid walnut dresser, lots of various treasures, books/ magazines from the 60’s - 80’s.
Garage Sale Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 8am-4pm 76 Cavehill Crescent
(Pharmacy & Ellesmere) Household items, kitchenware, table and chair sets, GE stove, miscellaneous. Something for everyone! Rain or Shine.
ENTIRE CONTENTS SALE! MOVING OVERSEAS! EVERYTHING MUST GO!
Tuesday to Sunday, July 16th -21st 10am-5pm 48 Megan Avenue (Morningside/Kingston) Scarborough Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Huge Garage Sale Antiques and Collectibles, 1000+ Records, New Portable Air Conditioner, Vintage Toys, Costume Jewellery, China, Glass & Paintings, etc. 88 Banmoor Blvd. (off Bellamy south of Lawrence Sat. / Sun., July 20 & 21 8am-3pm
HOME IMPROVEMENT Directory HOME RENOVATIONS PETER’S CONCRETE & BRICK
Flooring & Carpeting CARPET Installed from $1.25/sq.ft. includes pad. Hardwood, Laminate, Ceramic at low prices. 20+ yrs experience. Free Estimates. No HST! 416-834-1834 NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.19/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 27 yrs experience. Free Estimates. Best Price! 647-400-8198
Decks & Fences 0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Lowest Prices! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752 www.griffindecks.ca
Landscaping, Lawn Care, Supplies
Appliance Repairs/ Installation
Appliance Repairs/ Installation
#1 APPLIANCES Licensed Refrigeration Contractor, 28 Years Experience, FREE ESTIMATE, 2 YEARS WARRANTY Refrigerator/ Stove/ Washer/ Dryer/ Hot Water Tank/ Furnace/ Air conditioning Robin: 416-418-1821
ALL CITI APPLIANCES. Appliances repaired professionally. 35 years experience. Fridge’s, coolers, washers, dryers, stoves. Central Air Conditioning & Heating. (416)281-3030
Birthday? Call (416) Anniversary? 493-4400 Memoriam?
SMALL TREE REMOVAL and pruning. Free Estimates! Call Allan for great rates at 416-755-3420.
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APPLIANCE REPAIR/INSTALLATION MARS APPLIANCE REPAIR
for low cost, fast, reliable repairs of: • fridges• stoves• dryers• washers • dishwashers• freezers • dehumidifiers• air conditioners Call Mark (Cert. Tech)
CONCRETE & PAVING
Low Cost, Low Mint, Non Slip, Decorative Concrete Overlay on existing, poorly done, uneven or tiled Concrete veranda, steps, walkway, patio. etc. All Concrete & Interlocking Works & Repairs www.venetianconstruction.ca
Free estimates 416-286-2666
ELECTRICAL 416 419-1772
Knob and tube replacement LED Lighting Aluminum wire reconditioning Permits and inspections
Home Improvement Business call
Pot lights Service upgrades Breakers/Panels FREE ESTIMATES
Master Electrician * License # 7001220 * Insured www.burtonelectric.ca email@example.com
LANDSCAPING, LAWN CARE, SUPPLIES
ROOFING REPAIRS Co. LOW COST REPAIRS EAVESTROUGH CLEANING ALL TYPES OF ROOF REPAIRS
• ANIMAL DAMAGE • ANIMAL PROOFING • GUTTER GUARD • TUCK POINTING • CHIMNEYS • SKYLIGHTS • FLAT ROOFS • VALLEY REPAIRS • ALL VENTING WORK • EAVESTROUGH REPAIRS • SHINGLES • SOFFIT & FACIA • WINDOW CAULKING • DOWNSPOUT DISCONNECTION • LICENSED AND INSURED
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ROOFING DUN-RITE REPAIRS • SIDING/FASCIA • EAVESTROUGH 24 HOURS • TUCKPOINTING EMERGENCY REPAIRS • VENTING • GUTTER GUARDS • ANIMAL REMOVAL
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Burton Electric Inc.
To highlight your
Replacement & Repairs Faucets, Sinks, Pipes, Drains Etc. Furnace, A/C, Water Heater, Gas 28 Years Experience • 24/7
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Sale is Saturday, July 20 • 8am to12 noon 50 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill We also have approx. 20 Automotive Yellow Storage carts available. 27.5” Deep X 42’ wide X 61” high (all carts on wheels) $200 each
416-267-2384 LIC. #B23188
BEST RATES AND SERVICE IN TOWN
REPAIRS REPAIRS REPAIRS REPAIRS REPAIRS REPAIRS
We have approx. 50 good used office desks available FOR SALE $50 each. Two colours available: Brown with tan top or Blue with blonde tops Plus: some chairs and other odds and ends. Desks are $50 Chairs are $5
ROOF R&Z PLUMBING & HEATING CANADIAN MAS TERS
USED OFFICE FURNITURE
• Resurface and Build new porches • Specialize in flagstone work • Stone facing around the house FREE ESTIMATES 10% Seniors Discount 36 years in Business www.pcbrick.ca
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✓Full roofs ✓Missing Shingles ✓Minor/Major Leaks ✓Raccoon Problems
✓Eaves & Downspout ✓Skylights LIC# L179362 20% Senior Discount
• Shingles • Flat. • Eaves.
• Skylight • Chimney • Repair
TREE/STUMP SERVICES GTA TREE SERVICE
Quick Service!!! • Experts in Removal of Dangerous Trees • Trimming, Pruning • Stump Removal • Ash Borer Treatment • $2 million Liability + WSIB SUMMER SAVINGS 10% OFF! Call Bobby 416-828-TREE (8733) www.GTAtree.com
Danny • 416 845 3909
ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED • FREE• Stump Grinding
• Professional Tree Trimming • Dangerous Tree Removal • Cabling and Bracing • City of Toronto Arborist Reports • Lot Clearing
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WATERPROOFING THE WET BASEMENT SPECIALISTS Waterproofing and Foundation Repairs
Interior & Exterior Methods
Licensed & Insured • 35 yrs experience
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Call for a free estimate 416-749-2273 • www.basetech.ca
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