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Online voting took place until Sunday, and the results were announced Monday at noon. Shepherd, who lives in the Morningside and Lawrence area of Scarborough with his wife, grew up in Hamilton. Along with having his doughnut on the Tim Hortons menu, Shepherd also wins $10,000.

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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 MARKET AT UTSC ◗FARMERS’

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FLAG RAISING: Above, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne celebrates the raising o f I n d i a ’s f l a g a t t h e Scarborough’s Civic Centre during the Hindu Cultural Society of Canada’s celebrat i o n o f I n d i a ’s 6 7 t h Independence Day on Thursday. Right, dancers perform during the celebrations. Below right, Kapil Maggo, right, and his son Manav, wave Indian flags. Below, Tandra Mantri, left, applies make-up to dancer Akantsha Baish before a performance. Bottom of page, from left to right, Dr. Rajesh Kapuria and his daughter Sanjana, son Neil and daughter Trisha hold an Indian flag.

A two-alarm blaze heavily damaged a Scarborough home Friday. Fire crews were called to a house on Lionhead Trail near Sheppard Avenue and Meadowvale Road at 3:53 p.m. on Aug. 16. “When we arrived the whole back of the house was fully involved,” District Chief Stephan Powell said. “It burned right through from the back deck right through the roof, leaving only exposed two-by-fours and framework visible. We worked hard to protect the neighbouring house from any further exposure.” No one was hurt. There were 13 fire trucks at the scene. “We’re still investigating the exact cause,” Powell said Monday.

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he City of Toronto’s planning department is ‘officially’ kicking off a series of public outreach meetings – 16 in total – today at Nathan Phillips Square, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. These information sessions are an important way to keep Torontonians engaged with their city, their neighbourhoods, and most importantly the planning decisions city hall makes on their behalf. Dubbed Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS), these meetings will have staff addressing the public on planning matters, giving residents an opportunity to speak with those who provide council with reports on developments across the city. Toronto planner Giulio Cescato acknowledged the public only sees them when there is a big planning meeting or on controversial develour view opments or studies. With that knowledge, the planning department opted to give Have your Torontonians the chance to speak say on local to planning staff about both genissues to do with city planning development eral and – in the areas where the meetings are taking place – ask specific questions regarding development in that community. On so many levels, this initiative is extremely beneficial to everyone involved: city staff can hear directly from residents, without the stresses of an official development meeting where tempers can often run high, and residents can understand some of the specifics that go into planning a neighbourhood. Every community, every street, every neighbourhood has its own issues and challenges – North York is not the Beach, Parkdale is not Scarborough, Etobicoke is not the centre of the city, East York is not Bloor West nor is it York. Each neighbourhood has its own experiences, its own demands for development. These meetings give residents an understanding of how a development has come to be, and why it came to be. This creates understanding well beyond the topic at hand. Whether it’s budget debates, the potential closing of libraries and schools, or issues with a high-rise condo proposal meetings to learn more about any given subject is a true sign of a forward-thinking city. Development issues are some of the least-discussed because development in any city is a good thing. No one wants to stop development, because it brings many economic and social benefits to a city. So, we call on planning staff to continue these outreach initiatives and start planning many, many more.

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The Ex is on the radar this summer Everybody I bump into says they’re going to the Ex this year. I’m not just talking about the regulars. Many who haven’t been for awhile say they plan on returning. Yeah, there’s definitely a lot of good buzz out there. No doubt the great weather is helping. You just can’t beat the Ex on a gorgeous day. Anyhow, I’ve received some nice emails and phone calls since my column last week about the CNE, so I thought I’d reply to some of the more frequently asked questions. Q. This is the 135th edition of the CNE. Do you remember what the big attraction was that very first year? A. Uh, I don’t go quite that far back, so this would be just a guess. But given their enormous popularity in Toronto, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the Rolling Stones first-ever comeback tour. Q. Enough with the nos-

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY talgia, what’s the best new ride, hands down? A. There isn’t one. On all of the new ones everybody has their hands up. And I mean way up. Q. There are minimum height restrictions for kids for all the really scary rides. I was wondering, are there age restrictions for adults on those rides? A. Nope. Sorry to disappoint you. So if your son or daughter asks you to take them on the Apocalypser I’m afraid there’s no way you can back out. You’ll just have to face the music. Q. Is there an age limit for face-painting? A. Yes. Face-painting is for kids between two and 102. And it is strictly enforced. If you’re under two or over 102, you’ll need a note from your parents. Q. The Bandshell has a

real star-studded lineup this year. Which concert are you looking forward to the most? A. That’s a real toughie. I have quite a few must-sees on my list. But if I was only allowed to pick one, I’d have to say the one featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Yo Mama. I always catch them whenever they’re in town. The renowned cellist and the legendary rappers have one of the classic collaboration songs of all-time, Beethoven Pleads the 5th. Q. I’m a strict calorie counter when it comes to my culinary choices. With that in mind, what should my game plan be at the Ex given its menu? A. Bring a calculator. And I mean a huge one. Q. This year’s CNE new food sensation without doubt is the P.I.G. Combo. It features two juicy groundbacon patties, a peameal slice, crispy bacon strips, cheddar, a side order of bacon cheese fries and a

peanut butter and bacon milkshake. What do you recommend for dessert after that? A. One thing and one thing only: the deep-fried Tums – on a stick. Q. Speaking of the P.I.G. Combo, I’m a little worried. I don’t fancy that sort of thing, but I was wondering, can you get second-hand cholesterol sitting next to somebody who eats it? I plan to go with my boyfriend and knowing him, he’ll probably inhale at least two or three. A. Sorry to say there’s no data available for that type of thing, yet. No doubt there will be in the not too distant future. In the meantime, for what it’s worth, I think I got a cavity just thinking about the peanut butter and bacon milkshake. 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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NDP vote split helped Liberals Make wise decisions win in Scarborough-Guildwood before outsourcing city workers’ jobs To the editor: Who really won the recent provincial byelection in Scarborough-Guildwood? I would say only Mitzie Hunter. Not the provincial Liberals, who actually lost three seats in the legislature and certainly not the residents of Scarborough-Guildwood who voted for the same old promise of continuance of the social welfare focus needed in Scarborough. And who is to blame? We a re. T h e v o t e r s o f Scarborough, whose apathy is appalling. In t h e 2 0 0 3 p r ov i n cial election, Mary Anne Chambers took the riding from long-serving Progressive Conservative Steve Gilchrist, who represented the riding well, but fell due to the fortunes of the Mike Harris government. The Liberals took 21,798 votes in the riding that year, more than 50 per cent of

2007, 19.42 per cent in 2011, with an astounding jump to 28.37 per cent in 2013. The reason, Adam Giambrone was the NDP candidate; not necessarily because he was the best candidate, but more because he was better known than the other two candidates. If Giambrone had chosen not to run, or the NDP party had not endorsed his candidacy, the NDP would not have split the anti-Liberal vote and Progressive Conservative candidate Ken Kirupa would have taken the riding from the Liberals. To myself and to anyone who really takes the time to study these elections statistically, Hunter and the Liberals won 35.83 per cent of the vote. However, the real truth is that more than 15,000 residents voted against her, representing more than 60 per cent of the voters. Clifford J. Layne

the vote. More than 42,000 people voted that year. In 2007, Margarett Best took the riding again for the Liberals, with 14,430 votes, again, more than 50 per cent of the vote. However, only just more than 32,000 people voted in that year. In 2011, Best again took the riding for the Liberals with 15,607 votes, just under 48 per cent of the vote. Just more than 31,000 people voted in that year, making it almost a carbon copy of the 2007 election results. In the latest byelection, just more than 24,000 people voted and 8,852 voted for Hunter, thus keeping the riding Liberal for a fourth consecutive election. The Liberals however, only garnered about 36 per cent of the vote. The interesting observation here is: In all four of those elections, the NDP finished third. In 2003, they received 12.4 per cent of the vote, 21.93 per cent in

To the editor: Re: ‘Outsourcing not an obvious solution,’ Beyond the Headlines, Aug. 8 It was very interesting to read David Soknacki’s column on ‘outsourcing’. The thinking exhibited in his column was quite balanced. Multi-nationals There are other questions too: Does “managed competition” have the potential to keep large, multi-national companies from unduly exploiting the citizens of Toronto when it comes to garbage collection? Would we be in a better position to know the real costs of garbage collection if we were to maintain an area of the city where our own employees collect our

garbage? How will we know the true costs of totally ‘outsourcing’ garbage collection? Managed competition I hope that the decision makers are not blinded by an ideological commitment to what might seem like an easy decision. This could end up, in the long run, costing us much more than we could anticipate. We have a Canadian history of mixing both public and private enterprises, and “managed competition” with a public component may be our best solution. Allan Baker

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Following the Detroit model To the editor: Re: ‘Outsourcing not an obvious solution,’ Beyond the Headlines, Aug. 8. David Soknacki, you have got to be kidding. Politicians, and their stupid decisions over the years, have put us on the road to bankruptcy similar to our neighbours in Detroit, The average wage for City of Toronto employees is 25 per cent higher than in the private sector when you include all of their special benefits, retirement packages etc., and taxpayers can no longer afford to carry this load. And amalgamation didn’t help. It was supposed to reduce the payroll by some 20,000-plus bodies but the number of employees went up instead of down. It’s like we now have about two bodies for every job. We just cannot afford it and we are heading in the Detroit direction – bankruptcy. W.D. Adamson

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Above left, Kay Humphrey, and her granddaughters Jayda, 5, and Kyah,10, go for a walk at Rosetta McClain Gardens yesterday morning. Above right, Leslie DosRemedios, left, John Chou, Andrew Pimento and Sochi Fried appear in a scene from the recent Guild Festival presentation of Moliere’s The Misanthrope at the Greek amphitheatre on the former Guild Inn property. Both sites are considered cultural hotspots in Scarborough.

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lans are taking shape for a series of art and culture walks next year in south Scarborough as the area is promoted as the “cultural hotspot” certain residents believe it to be. The City of Toronto already has a name for it – The Hot Triangle, between Victoria Park Avenue, Lawrence Avenue and Kingston Road – and the idea of running “signature” activities and self-guided tours along three “cultural loops.” If Karin Eaton has her way, visitors will be led along these loops in the triangle between May and October 2014 by images of the monarch butterfly. Monarch butterflies She recalled it was in the triangle – or near enough to it, anyway – Professor Fred Urquhart of University of Toronto Scarborough and his wife Norah grew thousands of monarchs in their Highland Creek home, then tagged and released them in an effort that found where the butterflies go

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The Rosetta McClain Gardens, considered one of Scarborough’s cultural hotspots, in full bloom yesterday.

each winter. The monarch could be a symbol people might paint with stencils on local sidewalks or place in store windows, Eaton suggested at a meeting of city staff, artists and community organizers last Thursday in a Kingston-Galloway building called The Point. The triangle’s loops are a way to show off cultural activities the area has, to

“make what’s hot hotter,” said Nadira Pattison, an art services manager, adding booklets in public libraries and other places would guide people around these areas whenever they have a day or some hours to spend. The city would also invest in live guides and performances, provided it can leverage its funds with contributions from others.

“The idea is to animate that whole loop with cultural activity,” said Andrea Raymond-Wong, another of the city’s cultural staff. The first loop could include part of the waterfront trail in southwestern Scarborough, the Rosetta McClain Gardens and perhaps the home of landscape painter Doris McCarthy, as well as the Bluffs Gallery and murals

on Kingston Road. The second may be along Lawrence and Eglinton avenues between Victoria Park Avenue and Markham Road, possibly employing paths through hydro corridors running north and south of Lawrence. The third loop, it is thought, would incorporate Guild Park and other southeastern Scarborough attractions near the lake from Scarborough Golf Club Road to Port Union. Not very firm at this stage, the loops were well received generally by people at last week’s meeting who see producing more art locally as a way to encourage creative thinking, introduce residents of different generations and ethnicities to each other, and expose more of Scarborough’s hidden talent. “We’ve always had a vibrant arts scene. We’ve just been a bit shy about that,” said Eaton, executive director of the non-profit Mural Routes. Yasmine Louis, a silkscreen artist who teaches at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, said she’s seen Toronto’s west end change for the better in 15 years,

partly through art in the parks and street festivals. “Arts really change a neighbourhood,” she said, adding often the effect grows when people meet and go somewhere together. “Suddenly there’s a group.” There were questions, though, about why other parts of Scarborough, particularly Malvern, were not in the triangle. “We had to start to narrow it down,” Pattison responded. “This is just the first thing, and we want to make it manageable. We want people from all over Scarborough to participate.” Pattison said Scarborough’s north might get its own cultural promotions in 2015, but suggested both that and continuing work on the Hot Triangle would depend on whether more funds can be found at city hall. The meeting adjourned for the kickoff of The Bridging Festival, a growing annual event in Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park featuring music, dramatic arts and movies.

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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.

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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.

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Healthy Eating on a Budget: session two WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Immigrant Resource Centre-IRC (CICS), 2330 Midland Ave. CONTACT: Zarmeena Khan, 416-7078259, zarmeena.khan@cicscanada. com COST: Free Healthy Lunches & Healthy Snacks on a budget. Saving money when grocery shopping and preparing meals. Reading nutrition labels Activity: Learn how to make a healthy lunch using food picture cards.

Preventing Constipation with Nutrition WHEN: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Elsa Uy, 416-493 3333 ext 227 COST: Free Learn About: Healthy Eating and Role of Fibre; Fluid requirements; Exercise recommendations and over the counter products.

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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 Scarborough Afro-Caribbean Festival WHEN: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Albert Campbell Square, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. CONTACT: Madeline Nwokeji, 416-3451613 COST: Free A two-day event showcasing the arts, music, dance, fashion, culture and couture of the African and Caribbean communities. Features: live music, a fashion show, dance, food vendors, craft vendors, musician workshops, games for children and more. The Bridging Festival WHEN: noon to 6 p.m. WHERE: East Scarborough Storefront, 4040

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Discover Canada WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Burrows Hall Library, 1081 Progress Ave. CONTACT: Rubeen Chauhan, 416-588-6288, rchauhan@culturelink.ca COST: Free CultureLink hosts a Discover Canada citizenship education mentoring circle until Sept. 5. 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.

Lawrence Ave E. CONTACT: Greg Johnston, gjohnston@trca.on.ca COST: Free The Bridging Festival returns for a fourth year to the Kingston-Galloway/ Orton Park (KGO) neighbourhoodwith family-friendly activities. Today the festival will move below the Lawrence Avenue East Bridge. Free food, entertainment includes dance, music and poetry, and invited participatory arts activities. Saturday Night Dance WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE: Birkdale Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Rd. CONTACT: Jim, 416267-6621, 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.

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Health Benefits in Ontario WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Morningside Library, 4279 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Zarmeena Khan, 416-707-8259 COST: Free OHIP eligibility and coverage, hospital and emergency services, community health centres, Ontario drug benefit program and assistive device programs.

TDSB Essential Skills Upgrading Information Session WHEN: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. WHERE: Terraview Learning Centre, 1641 Pharmacy Ave. CONTACT: Shira Abdool, 416-396-6904, susan.lefebvre@ tdsb.on.ca COST: Free Upgrading for adults who want to improve their essential skills. Prepare for: adult high school or a GED preparation course, upgrading at college, job skills training or employment.

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Women’s Cancer Support Group WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Kenneth Nunney, 416-493-3333 COST: Free Support group for women 55 years and over who have been diagnosed with cancer and are currently at any stage of the disease.

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his family moving to Markham in 2001. Warner then came back to close out his last two years at Birchmount Park Collegiate. Both Brown, who will embark upon his senior year on a track scholarship at the University of Southern California in September, and Warner also suited up for the Scarborough Thunder football program. It appeared the Canadian team had come up a bit short, in fourth place, in the marquee event which closed out the Moscow event on Sunday, Aug. 18 despite a very fast season-best time of 37.92 seconds. But a successful appeal was quickly launched by the Canadian delegation which showed that the British team had an illegal baton exchange. And that’s exactly what cost Canada the Olympic bronze medal in London. Both Smellie and Warner were on that team (Brown competed for Canada in just the 200m event in London). The win earned Canada

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its fifth medal at the Moscow championships – its best ever result. Here are the post-race comments from the two Birchmount Park Collegiate grads, as posted on the Athletics Canada website: • Brown: “I went back to the computer terminal and saw Canada third. We were all jumping around and hugging. It was a great moment. Exact opposite of last year. It felt right to be on the podium, we deserved to be there last year and we deserve to be there this year. The guys last year put us back on the map, we wanted to build off that momentum and go even faster this year. Over the moon right now.” • Warner: “This is huge, Great-Britain are a great team, but I’m happy for us. Overwhelmed we did it, we put all the work together. I’m at a loss for words and just so happy. Rules are rules; we dealt with it last year. Canada again... again... is one of the top teams.”

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Lucas Picciolo of the Scarborough Stingers tags out Derek Isoshima of the West Toronto Wildcats during a minor midget rep baseball game at Wishing Well Park recently.

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The Albert Campbell All Star Tournament and Festival will be held on September 21 and 22. The soccer tournament is open to house league, all star and select teams. More info at http://ssasoccer.net/district/albertcampbell-tournament/

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with the tagline, “WTF?” and the invitation to post guesses on the object’s identity via social media. Ilena Aldini-Messina, program supervisor for museum services, said the eight objects chosen for the first WTF? campaign are relatively easy to identify, ranging from artworks to everyday items, most of which date back to the late 19th century. “The point is to inspire people to want to find out what the images are by doing research or learning about them,” Aldini-Messina said. The provocative name – a play on words of a widely used

Internet acronym profanely denoting extreme confusion – was chosen knowing it might offend some, a necessary risk to have the campaign stand out, Aldini-Messina said. “It is cheeky and that’s why we think it will work. It’s different and it’s a new way to get audiences because they are the future of our city,” she said. About 1,200 people have already shared the WTF? campaign or commented on it through Toronto’s Historic Sites facebook page and Twitter. Correct guesses will win a pass for two to any city museum and the objects’ identities are scheduled for reveal at the end of the campaign, Tuesday, Sept. 10. “We hope the campaign sparks discussion, because in our opinion any discussion is good when it gets people talking about history,” AldiniMessina said.

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