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Foster KIA on Sheppard Avenue hosts a charity car wash and barbecue on Wednesday, Aug. 21, to collect donations for the Daily Bread Food Bank. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is part of KIA’s Drive Change initiative. On Aug. 21, residents who bring in a non-perishable food item donation will receive a free car wash at Foster KIA, 3445 Sheppard Ave., near Warden Avenue. Cash donations also accepted. Participants are also welcome to a hot dog from the barbecue and a drink while waiting for the car wash. Most needed items by the food bank include baby formula, rice, beans, lentils, cann fruits, peanut butter, dried pasta and canned fish. For more info, visit www. fosterkia.com

Scarborough Southwest MP Dan Harris was recently named NDP Critic for PostSecondary Education in the House of Commons. The appointment was made Opposition leader Tom Mulcair, leader of the federal NDP. In a statement, Harris said he hoped to make “a substantive contribution to post-secondary education policy and to bring forward exciting proposals for the NDP platform in 2015. Harris had previously served at Deputy Critic for Industry in the Opposition’s Shadow Cabinet.

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The official opening of the Muslim Welfare Centre’s free medical clinic is set for this Saturday at 1 p.m. The clinic is located at 100 McLevin Ave., Unit 2A. The clinic is for patients not covered by OHIP including refugees, new immigrants, visitors and students. For more information on the clinic, call 416-754-8116 or visit www.muslimwelfarecentre.com youth to display art wLocal

Young artists in the SteelesL’Amoreaux area will be exhibiting their works this week. The exhibit is the culmination of the Healthy Critters program, a summer workshop for kids in the Glendower Circuit apartment and townhouse complex. The program used the arts to explore ways of living a healthy lifestyle. “This program is important because it taught the values of healthy living and eating in a tangible, fun and relevant way” said program co-ordinator Alicia Clarke in

a statment. “This is an area of great need for the residents of Glendower, and the growth and progress the kids have made has had such a great impact in a short time span”. The art exhibit is tomorrow at the L’Amoreaux Community Centre, 200 McNicoll Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. For more info, visit www. artstarts.net supply drive at Bridlewood Mall wSchool

Bridlewood Mall in Agincourt starts counting down to the return of classes by asking shoppers to donate school supplies for the community’s children. Anyone who donates five or more items through Sept. 8 at the Centre Court of the mall at Warden and Finch avenues will receive a gift in return. “School supplies are an integral part of a student’s success. Our goal is to help youth in our community get off to a great start this back-to-school season,” Chris Couch, Bridlewood’s marketing director said in a release Monday. Countdown to Class starts this Friday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. The non-profit Agincourt Community Services Association will distribute donated supplies throughout the drive, which is sponsored by The Scarborough Mirror. A long list of items suggested for donations include backpacks, pens, pencils, paper, memory sticks, notebooks, scissors, binders, erasers and alarm clocks.


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Toronto police surround a house on Elward Boulevard, near Mansion Avenue, Saturday night in connection with a home invasion investigation.

Man, woman arrested in home invasion WHEELS ON THE DANFORTH: Wayne Wistaff and his daughter Taylor, 2, look under the hood of a 1997 Corvette Stingray during the Wheels on the Danforth Festival held Saturday between Victoria Park and Warden avenues.

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A man and a woman were arrested in connection with a home invasion in south Scarborough Saturday. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. on Elward Boulevard near Danforth and Pharmacy avenues. Police set up a command post at Danforth and Elward and called in the emergency task force. Const. Tony Vella said police took a man and a 24-year-old woman into custody and recovered a firearm. sought in sex assault on bus wSuspect

Margaret Hucker, left, and Ken Gibbon check out a 1972 Plymouth Barracuda at the event.

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Police have released a security camera image of a man wanted in a sexual assault on board a TTC bus. Police said a woman was on the 17 Birchmount bus in the Birchmout Road and Lawrence Avenue area when

Police are seeking information on this man in connection with an investigation into a sex assault on a TTC bus.

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thief. Police allege a man entered the Malvern Town Centre at 31 Tapscott Rd. before the stores opened for business on the morning of July 28. He then allegedly broke into a jewelry store and stole jewelry. The man is 20 to 30 years old, 5’3” to 5’8” tall, 145 to 150 pounds with short black hair and a very large tattoo on his left upper arm. He was wearing a red Detroit Red Wings cap, a red and white T-shirt, long black shorts and black shoes and was carrying a black backpack. Anyone with information on these or other crimes can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416222-8477. To see an image of the jewelry store suspect, visit www. insidetoronto/4028562-policeseek-help-indentifying-suspectin-jewelry-theft

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the city said in a notice last week. Though “some pedestrian and traffic restrictions will be necessary” the city will keep one traffic lane in each direction and one sidewalk throughout construction, it said. The first stage of the proj-

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ntario’s chief coroner has announced an inquest into three shooting deaths by Toronto police involving people who were carrying edged weapons and “may have been experiencing the effects of a mental disorder at the time of their deaths” over the past three years. The similarities to the fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim, 18, on a streetcar in the Dundas and Bathurst streets area on July 27 are many. The coroner’s inquest set for October will look into the deaths of Michael Eligon, 29, in February of 2012 in East York; Sylvia Klibingaitis, 52, in North York in October of 2011; and Pickering resident Reyal Jardine-Douglas who was shot after stepping off a TTC bus on Victoria Park Avenue in August of 2010. It’s too bad inquests were not called earlier as the question of how police deal with people who may be having a mental health crisis is an extremely important issue which needs clear and consistent guideacross Ontario. our view lines As it stands, Ontario’s Ombudsman Andre Marin is set SIU director to review the Yatim shooting. The province’s Special Investigations first called Unit (SIU) is also looking into that shooting to determine if police for inquest actions were justified. In the shooting deaths of Eligon, Klibingaitis and Jardine-Douglas, the SIU said the Toronto police officers were justified in using lethal force. However, it’s important to note that in its report in May of last year into the Eligon shooting, SIU director Ian Scott said the incident raised a number of questions beyond his organization’s mandate. He said those questions would be best answered by a coroner’s inquest. Among Scott’s questions were: Should front-line police officers receive different training to deal with these situations and should front-line police officers be issued Tasers? In the Eligon shooting, the front-line officers responding to the call did not have Tasers. They also did not have access to the services of a crisis intervention team consisting of a mental health professional and specially trained police officer to help deal with such situations. The same scenario played out in the Yatim shooting. A crisis team was not on hand and the officer with the Taser did not board the streetcar until Yatim had been shot. We called for such an inquest in a May 2012 editorial and while we’re pleased action is now being taken; it should have been called sooner.

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he Ex starts Friday and I can’t wait. The truth is, I’ve been thinking about it nonstop for the last two weeks. The moment August arrives, I begin counting down the doughnuts – days, days. I meant days. Honest. I don’t count down the Tiny Tom doughnuts until I actually get there. The point is, I always look forward to the Ex. I have since I was a kid. You couldn’t help but long for its return each year when I was growing up. It was the place to be this time of year. That’s because the Ex had the last two weeks of August through Labour Day all to itself. The Blue Jays hadn’t been born. Canada’s Wonderland wasn’t around. There was no Wild Water Kingdom. We weren’t tasting streets. Or dancing in them. In short, it was a much less cluttered entertainment landscape. With all the competition over the years, the Ex

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY seems to have lost a bit of its mojo, but one gets the feeling it could be making a comeback. That it is about to be rediscovered by those who once had it circled on the calendar but hadn’t dropped by for awhile and those new to the city who know the name, but have yet to go through its gates. I hope so. I’d hate to see the Ex disappear one day. To me, summer wouldn’t be summer without it. I’ve never lost that loving feeling when it comes to the grand old lady by the waterfront. I was lucky enough to go to Disneyland when I was 10 years old and I can tell you that didn’t stop me from feeling that the Ex was still as cool as ever when I came back home. So what was the big attraction to the Ex? That’s the crazy thing about it. It wasn’t one big thing, it’s a whole a lot of little things.

Heck, just getting to the Ex was fun. The streetcars were so jammed and everybody inside was so psyched up that when the doors burst open you hit the CNE grounds running. Well, walking actually. The Ex was about walking. And walking. And walking. We had to see everything that was there. So we’d walk from one end to the other and back. Several times. We hit the midway to check out the rides we were afraid to go on and check out the games that all looked impossible to win. We lined up on the streets to hear salesmen pitching frying pans. We saw animals, we listened to music. We walked to the Food Building for free samples and then over to a pavilion. Back to the Food Building for more free samples and then over to another pavilion. Back to the Food Building for more free samples and over to yet another pavilion. And then we did it all

again. We walked and walked and walked until we were all walked out. It felt like a happening place from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Much of that atmosphere had to do with it always being crowded. Daytime, nighttime, it was packed. And maybe that’s the secret ingredient that’s been missing over time. Those huge crowds. Perhaps if people come back in those same numbers, then the return to those feelings the city had for the Ex in yestersummers will also return. A lot of new acts and rides have been added this year, so the Ex is clearly putting its best foot forward to make it happen. Beginning Friday, we’ll start finding out if our feet decide to follow its lead. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Hike through Highland Creek New subway strategy confusing Watershed not so easy anymore To the editor: Re: ‘Take a hike,’ Special Feature, July 25. I read with interest the feature on Hiking the Highland Creek Watershed. Our house backs onto a part of the watershed and there are a couple of other thoughts that need to be considered. My wife and I have walked through the nearby park quite happily for more than 20 years and just recently, my wife said she doesn’t feel comfortable walking along the path any more. The path has been neglected and requires users to fight through the mentioned dog strangling vine, etc... No effort has been made by park maintenance staff to clear this path, which has been used for at least 50-plus years. Perhaps Toronto Parks bureaucrats would rather that, instead of hiking through

the parks, the public stay out of the parks altogether. However, some of the fat from the bureaucratic budget could be cut and more maintenance staff hired to make the parks a place that the public can access and enjoy. Six-feet high thistles, dog strangling vines, sundry other weeds and Manitoba Maples, which after a few years topple over, are abundant. These maples are not cut back but are allowed to spread over grass or in a few cases, a path. The public then have to pick their way around the fallen maple, through brush to continue to use the path. If this is the object of the bureaucrats, well they have certainly excelled. Another great concern we have is the number of fallen dead, full-sized cedars and other trees, fallen dead branches and the amount of sundry brush that has been

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To the editor: The on-again, off-again strategy of our elected officials is time wasting, money wasting and downright confusing. Our city spent a lot of our money to come up with a plan – the consultations where there, the public input was there and the experts were consulted. Other systems in other parts of the world were examined. The process was not something that happened at a barbecue, nor was it formulated as a dream in the middle of someone’s sleep. The fact the new plan is born during a byelection is suspect. I, in fact, live in the riding

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the mirror takes a closer look at centennial college’s hype program

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A second chance at education

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ermaine Carter stopped going to school in Grade 11. “At the time, I was living a different life,” said Carter, 25, who grew up in Malvern and was “doing a lot of stuff I wasn’t proud of,” and which he can’t take back. Carter became a father. He wanted to return to school and, for six weeks this summer at Centennial College, he did. This taste of post-secondary life at Centennial, which is called the HYPE program, gave Carter a dream - doing social work on the streets of his community - he never considered before. Holding his black graduation gown at the Progress Campus Athletic and Wellness Centre last week, Carter said he could offer himself as an example to youth living the gang life now, showing them they can change.

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GRADUATION CELEBRATION: Above, Chante Gray accepts her certificate at the HYPE (Helping Youth Pursue Education) graduation ceremony at Centennial College. Below, graduate Jermaine Carter accepts his certificate from Ann Buller, college president, at the HYPE (Helping Youth Pursue Education) graduation ceremony.

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I’ve been in a gang; I’ve been shot. I made it through all of that. – Jermaine Carter, graduate

“I’ve been in a gang; I’ve been shot,” he said. “I made it though all of that.” Over a decade, HYPE (Helping Youth Pursue Education) has sparked many dreams in Scarborough youth who left high school early. It’s not clear how many have come true, since people who enrol in the program continue to face tough challenges afterwards. Centennial’s president, Ann Buller, said she hoped putting on the gown is not the last step program graduates take toward a different life. More than 50 of the 130 young men and women at last Thursday’s ceremonies, she noted, had applied to come to the college to con-

“There were times when I felt I couldn’t do it,” she said, but staff, career counsellors and mentors encouraged her to finish and, she is confident, will help her continue through the three years of study to be a paralegal. “They help you find yourself. They help you self-motivate and they motivate you,” said Allen, who plans on going into the paralegal business for herself, something HYPE showed her she could do. Carter, who wants his five-year-old daughter to look up to him, said the program was different than he expected. “There’s opportunities you don’t know about” and wouldn’t know about “until you put yourself out there,” he said.

tinue studies next month. Buller called on them to take advantage of every helping hand, to change the way they see themselves and what they can do, to resist the easy way out. Do all that, she suggested, and years from now “one of you could be standing here” as college president. Nikeshia Allen, 28, said

she took HYPE to try to inspire her four small children. Work not working From the KingstonGalloway-Orton Park area, she dropped out in Grade 10 and joined the workforce, but said the workforce wasn’t working for her. Allen said she realized

even a full-time job, which she has, can only take her so far. “Education’s important, and without education you end up nowhere.” She said she tried going back to school, but never met the right people until she heard about HYPE. Though she came with an open mind, Allen had been out of school for close to 10 years, and adjusted step by step.

Jermayne James, the program’s valedictorian, said he thought HYPE was a waste of time at first. “I came from the penitentiary. I just wanted my parole officer to get off my back,” he said in his podium address. Now enrolled at Centennial for the fall term, he said it’s up to him and the other HYPE graduates to keep going and not focus on the past. “Look in the mirror and find yourself, because you’ve got a lot of people counting on you,” added James, who twice singled out Mede Ovbiagele, his mentor, for thanks, saying, “This brother didn’t give up on nobody.” Ovbiagele, also the college’s youth outreach co-ordinator, was born in Flemingdon Park, a North York neighbourhood which combined low family incomes with few resources, much like Scarborough areas such as Dorset Park, KGO and Scarborough Village that are the main sources of HYPE youth. Helping HYPE graduates

We reduce as many barriers as possible. – Anthony Bertin, Centennial College

with financial aid applications, Ovbiagele found a lot of their stories and struggles “reminded me of myself.” Unlike himself, he said, they tend not to have much support at home; they’ve lost hope and lack dreams. “A lot of them are sick of being in a certain situation. That’s why they’re here.” HYPE began as a twoweek drumming program, called the Malvern Project, at Centennial in 2004, but its core came together in 2007 with a provincial Youth Challenge Fund grant. That money ran out, but Centennial still provides the program free and covers costs including meals, TTC fares and educational materials. Respected “We reduce as many barriers as possible,” said Anthony Bertin, manager of the college’s community outreach office. A third of HYPE graduates over the years have applied for post-secondary courses, and that number is rising. Many who don’t immediately apply, or who enter a college but break off their studies remain in touch and return years later, said Bertin. Whatever happens, HYPE graduates get a Centennial credential, and they feel respected, Bertin said, noting more than half of HYPE students now come to the program by word of mouth instead of being sent by social agencies, teachers or the justice system. “We have former students bring their friends in the door,” said Bertin of the program.

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Scarborough Stingers’ pitcher Jayden List, centre, tags Etobicoke Rangers’ base-runner Robert Calisti during Toronto Baseball Association minor peewee division action at Neilson Park on Thursday evening. Etobicoke went on to win the game 13-7.

U5-B* WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 w Chicago vs Montreal w Washington vs Houston * 7 p.m. at West Rouge U6* THURSDAY, AUG. 15 w San Jose vs Seattle w Salt Lake vs Toronto w Portland vs Colorado w Philadelphia vs Dallas w Vancouver vs Los Angeles * 6:30 p.m. at West Rouge U7* WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 w Montreal vs Columbus w Kansas vs Houston w New York vs Washington w New England vs Chicago * 6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Simcoe U8* THURSDAY, AUG. 15 w San Jose vs Philadelphia w Seattle vs Los Angeles

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TUESDAY, AUG. 13 w Tue. Aug.13, Westminster vs Our Lady of Fatima at J.McPherson W w Tue. Aug 13, All Hallows vs Fallingbrook at J.McPherson Mid THURSDAY, AUG 15 w St.Bede vs Fallingbrook at Regent Park U7 WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 w St.Bede vs Fallingbrook at J.McPherson W w All Hallows vs Our Lady of Fatima at J.McPherson Mid MONDAY, AUG. 19 w St.Bede vs Westminster at Regent Park

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Currie, Marcus team up for beach volleyball gold A couple of Toronto high school students formed a short, but productive partnership that resulted in the provincial beach volleyball championship at the top girls under-18 level. Cadence Currie, from Scarborough’s Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute, and Rachel Marcus, from Toronto’s Bayview Glen School, only teamed up nine days prior to the mid-summer

championships, which were held at Ashbridges Bay on the east Toronto waterfront. And in that time they only managed three practices together. But that didn’t stop them from earning the gold medal. What they lacked in familiarity they definitely made up for in accomplishments. For Currie, who has been a member of the Scarborough Titans volleyball club with

coach Mark Sutton for the past four years, it marked her fourth straight summertime provincial beach title, all with various partners. And for Marcus, a member of the Scarborough-based Toronto Diamonds volleyball club, she improved to gold after earning the silver medal last summer.

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Advance Care Planning Workshop WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: 416-438-2911 COST: Free Workshop on Advance Care Planning and what to discuss with your loved ones. Photo Organizing and Sharing WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. East CONTACT: Sivanesan, 416-2933333, sivanesan@splc.ca COST: $50 for Non members for 4 sessions Learn to use popular software to organize digital photos. Create photo albums to share with your family and friends. Walking Tour at Guildwood Park WHEN: today and tomorrow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. WHERE: Guildwood Park, 201 Guildwood Parkway CONTACT: John Mason COST: Free A 45-minute guided walk through historic Guild Park. Meet at flagpole. Taoist Tai Chi WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Wexford Heights United Church, 2102 Lawrence Ave. East CONTACT: 416-2981886, scarborough@taoist.org COST: varies

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Scarborough Afro-Caribbean Festival WHEN: Aug. 24 and 25 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Albert Campbell Square, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. CONTACT: Madeline Nwokeji, 416-345-1613 COST: Free Two-day event showcasing the arts, music, dance, fashion, culture and couture of the African and Caribbean communities in Toronto.

Swing Dance Classes WHEN: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 614, 100 Salome Dr., 100 Salome Dr. CONTACT: Carolyn Cross, 416-447-9774, COST: $35 per session First class free, session of five classes $35. New session every six weeks.

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Healthy Eating on a Budgetsession1 WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Immigrant Resource Centre-IRC (CICS), 2330 Midland Ave. CONTACT: Zarmeena Khan, 416-7078259 COST: Free Learn about Canada’s Food Guide. Tips for vegetarians. Preparation of fruit parfait by the participants. SAAAC’S Dancethon WHEN: 5 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Queen Palace Banquet Hall, 1173 Brimley Rd. CONTACT: Geetha Moorthy, 416-824-8847, info@saaac. org COST: $30 Fundraising charity event for children with Autism. Goal is to dance seven hours straight to help fund raise for South Asian Autism Awareness Centre for its arts and music program.

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Community Fair WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Hallelujah Chinese Evangelical Free Church, 393 Middlefield Rd. CONTACT: Andrea, andrealkarent@ gmail.com COST: Free Garage sale, live mu- sic, games, prizes, face painting, magic show, basketball tournament. Free free barbecue, food limited, first come, first serve. Saturday Night Dance WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE: Birkdale

Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Rd. CONTACT: Jim, 416-267-6621, COST: $6 Everyone welcome. Club SOLO WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Cedarbrooke Community Centre, 91 East Park Blvd. CONTACT: Pat, 416-447-1537 COST: $10 Couple and singles. Everyone welcome.

Workshop WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: 416-438-2911 COST: Free The Scarborough Hospital is hosting a workshop on how to start a small business.

w Thursday, Aug. 22

Discover Canada WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Burrows Hall Library, 1081 Progress Ave. CONTACT: Rubeen Chauhan, 416-588-6288 COST: Free Citizenship education mentoring circle until September.

w Saturday, Aug. 24

Nearly New Clothing Sale WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 3817 Lawrence Ave. E CONTACT: June Crawford, 416-724-9004, COST: Free

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Financial district area wupgrades A makeover of the financial district’s most prominent intersection is nearly complete. New banners and street pole wraps are up at King and Bay streets, part of an extensive streetscape renovation commenced in early summer. Representing the first major undertaking by the Toronto Financial District BIA, the renovation includes new street signs, black metal garbage receptacles to replace the less durable plastic “turtle” bins and a thorough power wash of the intersection’s sidewalk to make the concrete “fresh” again, according to BIA communications manager Tim Kocur. Pape station closure set to start The TTC is set to shutter Pape Station to complete extensive renovation work. The station has been under construction since 2009. It will close for 12 days as of Monday, Aug 19, to speed up the remaining projects, which includes

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The intersection of King Street West and Spadina Avenue remains shut for another week as streetcar track replacement work continues. The intersection was closed Tuesday, Aug. 6, for two weeks. On Aug. 20, one lane in either direction on King and two lanes south on Spadina will re-open as construction crews work to complete track and road work at the intersection and surrounding area. While the closure con-

tinues both the 504 King and 508 Lakeshore streetcar lines as well as replacement buses for the 510 Spadina route will divert around the intersection. The work is scheduled for completion by Aug. 31.

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MUSIC AND CRAFTS: Above, Leon Hu, 2, works on some crafts during the Scarborough Summerfest 2013 multi-cultural event at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto on Saturday. Right, Omoy Jackman, 14, and the rest of the Forest Creek Steel Orchestra perform at the event.

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man Tim’s finalist waLocal Scarborough resident Andrew Shepherd is among eight finalists in Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts. He was chosen out of 63,000 entries by Jason Priestley, etalk host Ben Mulroney, and members of the Tim Hortons executive team. His doughnut creation is The Tortoise Torte, a combination of chocolate, caramel and pecans. Shepherd, who lives in Scarborough now, grew up in Hamilton, the birthplace of the Tim Hortons doughnut and coffee chain. The winner of the contest will see their doughnut on the Tims’ menu, and also win $10,000. “I love food - I love cooking it, eating it, even thinking about it. I also love being creative. This contest was a chance to flex my creative muscles on my favourite topic. It was too sweet an opportunity to pass up. If I win the $10,000 I plan on taking my wife on a cheese and chocolate tour of Switzerland,” he said in a release.

alan shackleton Business in brief Canadians can vote for their favourite doughnut creation online at DuellingDonuts.ca until Aug. 18. ice cream in Scarborough wFree

Local residents can partake of some free ice cream later this month courtesy of Primus Canada. The 2013 Primus Canada Free Ice Cream Tour hits Scarborough on Sunday, Aug. 25. On that day, a Primus-branded ice cream truck will visit between 3:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Primus Value Ambassadors will be handing out the free soft serve cones, and balloons for kids, at the event which is one of many slated around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area this month as part of a celebration of summer. To locate the ice cream truck on Aug. 25, follow @primusCAhelps on Twitter.

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business ‘Give and Take’ for wBeauty women’s shelters chain Trade Secrets launched its seventh annual ‘Give & Take’ program last Saturday in support of women’s shelters. The program collects gently used hair appliances – such as flat irons, and hairdryers – as part of a trade-in event. Those appliances are donated to women’s shelters, including Scarborough’s Rosalie Hall. Trade Secrets has shops at Centrepoint Mall, 6410 Yonge St. and Fairview Mall, which is at 1800 Sheppard Ave. E. Link event helps local youth wBlues

A concert set for Scarboro Golf and Country Club Sept. 5 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. will help for the local Youth Link. The concert is in partnership with the Toronto Board of Trade. Jully Black will be the featured performer. For tickets go to www.blueslink.ca

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Changes aim to improve services for those in need >>>from page 1 and Eglinton Avenue and at Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue. The proposal “would result in improved service for clients as they will be able to access the program at multiple locations, instead of just one, and there will be no reduction in services,” Holly-Ann Campbell, a TSH spokesperson, said in a statement recently. Both teenagers and adults have been treated by the program since 1987, when it was just the second regional centre created in Ontario to deal with sexual assault. It had 216 adult clients in 2011. In May 2012, the program’s counselling services and follow-up were relocated to

the Immigration Resource Centre, a community hub run by the Centre for Immigration and Community Services, on Midland Avenue. Short surveys The hospital and the health centre have not publicly said why they believe SCHC should host these services instead. Campbell said TSH started distributing short surveys on its proposal last month to clients of the care centre, hospital staff and physicians, family physicians in Scarborough and some other community partners.

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East Scarborough Storefront seeks committee volunteers T h e E a s t S c a r b o ro u g h Storefront, a partnership of many agencies serving Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park, is seeking volunteers to be on its steering committee. In a notice last week, The

Storefront said it is looking for candidates who “understand and appreciate” its aims, care about the community, are connected to at least one local group, like to solve problems and will commit to attend monthly meetings for one

year. Seven residents and seven agency representatives are on the committee. Anyone interested in a membership can drop off a letter and resume at The Storefront, which is at 4040 Lawrence Ave. E.

Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 1, and an election will be held on the third week in October, the organization said. More information is available at www.thestorefront. org

Summer demand still high at food banks >>>from page 1 changes, the demand doesn’t,” West-Martin said. School food drives, a big contributor the rest of the year, are missing too, and demand at food banks may increase because local children lose access to breakfast and nutrition programs when they aren’t in school, she added. SCHC, which has 1,500 regular clients including families visiting its food bank

at the rear of an apartment building at 4100 Lawrence Ave. E., hasn’t had to turn people away this summer but is rationing what it gives. The same is true for the A g i n c o u r t Co m m u n i t y Services Association food bank which serves an estimated 800 adults and 500 children in the Dorset Park Hub at 1911 Kennedy Rd. Christine Markwell, ACSA’s food bank co-ordinator, said donations during the Muslim

holy month of Ramadan do help local food banks, but not on the scale of the three largest food drives. Baby formula needed The Dorset Park food bank is particularly now short of baby formula and wipes, baby cereal and diapers, Markwell said, adding it welcomes nonperishables and also fresh, perishable foods on the days it is open, Wednesday

to Friday each week. Open on the same days, the SCHC food bank needs perishable foods (milk, juice, eggs, any fresh vegetable or fruit), plus nonperishables (beans, pasta, tuna, tea and coffee), said West-Martin, adding donations can be dropped at 4100 Lawrence from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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