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Supporters of Scarborough’s historic Guild Inn, a closed and decaying building since 2001, could be just a month away from a deal that starts to return the old house to life. Toronto-based Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment Group has been in talks with the City of Toronto since last July toward a long-term agreement to run a restaurant and banquet hall on the site of the Inn, centrepiece of the lakeside Guild Park. On Monday, Toronto council’s government management committee heard for the first time details of Dynamic’s proposal, including financial terms of the deal still being negotiated with the company. Financial details were presented in closed session, but David Shiner, the committee chairperson, later said the talks “have moved forward in a positive manner” and he believes a letter of intent for an agreement can be presented to council on April 1. “ We’re g e t t i n g c l o s e r. We’re almost there,” added Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie, who said he’s happy with Dynamic’s architectural plans for a revived Inn and thinks residents of the surrounding Guildwood subdivision will be too. >>>PROPOSAL, page 14

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Scarborough hospital boards to vote on merger next week MIKE ADLER madler@insidetoronto.com Directors of The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System appear ready to formally approve the merger of their hospitals at meetings next week. But as the boards vote, it may not be clear whether the provincial government, which ultimately controls their future, is willing yet to even look at possible replacements for the hospital campuses both organizations say are obsolete and at capacity. Ordered by their regional health authority to look into a possible merger last March, CEOs and other officials from the hospitals have tried hard to sell the message that combining TSH and RVHS will win them more patients, investments and top-quality staff. “We will be a powerhouse in terms of health care in this province,” Rouge Valley’s CEO told his staff at a meeting this month, adding a merged hospital will be Ontario’s seventh-largest, with the largest sur-

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ext week Toronto marks its 180th year since a government was formed with our first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie at the helm. We’ve come a long way since the days of provincially appointed magistrates and the city’s transformation has seen its share of growing pains, while spawning new townships, building tiered governing structures, and juggling the challenges of a developing metropolis. We offer the highlights of that journey on page 12 in a special feature on the city’s milestone anniversary. As detailed by two of the city’s top historians, sorting out jurisdictional responsibilities and forging co-operative relationships with townour view ships were major challenges prior to amalgamation. City has It’s remarkable, however, that over time certain governachieved much ing issues persist. Dr. Gary Miedema, chief historian at in 180 years Heritage Toronto, describes Toronto’s municipal landscape of the mid-20th century as this: “You’ve got a number of different municipalities in the same region who share the same concerns, but it’s difficult for them to all work together.” Things improved with the formation of a regional governing body in the 1950s (Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto) and then the eventual amalgamation of 1998. Our politicians were able to finally engage in “healthy debates” about the city’s future according to Wayne Reeves, chief curator for the city, and that helped propel the municipality forward. The history of our city is still being written and we have to wonder what will be said, 100 years from now, about this era of government at Toronto City Hall? There’s much to celebrate, but there’s still room for improvement – particularly where working collectively is concerned. On a macro-level our three tiers of government, as well as our neighbouring municipalities, need to improve upon areas of shared concern, like mass transit, for instance. And on a micro-level, members of city council struggle daily to work productively as a collective. Divisiveness only serves to hold us back. To mark how far the city’s come, it’s time our politicians took a page from history and learn that the only way forward is on a road travelled together.

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sure hope we’re not going to be immediately subjected to an onslaught of bickering about the future of NHLers participating in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Sadly, it is inevitable. I get that. Just not right now. Please? Pretty please? Pretty please with an Official Olympic cherry on top? I still need a little more time to reflect on the performance of the Canadian men’s hockey team in Sochi. It was something else. I’m also not ready for the expected outpouring of squabbling over who’s going where that always comes with the NHL’s trade deadline looming. Any way of holding off on that, too? I’m sorry, but I just can’t get that captivating ladies’ hockey final out of my head. I’m going to need to ruminate on that a bit longer before paying attention to the unavoidable, interminable trade rumour mongering.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY Nor am I primed to take part in the certain heated kerfuffle over the Raptors playoff chances in the NBA, for that matter. Or the anticipated brouhaha over the likelihood of the TFC living up to its MLS pre-season hype, either. I just don’t have it in me right now. I’m still way too preoccupied with the Jennifer Jones rink going undefeated in ladies’ curling. It was truly a thing to behold. And I’m definitely not prepared for the anticipated furor over what the Toronto Blue Jays did or didn’t do during the offseason, either. No way, Jose Bautista. There’s going to be some real heavy duty commotion over that and it’s going to seem even heavier to me considering I barely noticed the arrival of spring training

for major league baseball. Small wonder. I was too wrapped up with the Brad Jacobs rink mowing down the men’s curling field. I still am. Who wasn’t? That whole team’s got game. No. I’m clearly not ready for the perpetual cranky hysteria that seems to permeate pro sportsworld. It could be awhile before I will be ready because I’ve got too much on my mind. I’m still too busy replaying that final run of ladies bobsleigh champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse over and over. It was a real thing of beauty. Same goes for the routines of men’s free-style skiing moguls gold and silver medalists, Alexandre Bilodeau and Mikaël Kingsbury and ladies freestyle mogul gold and silver medalists, sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe. All of the above were magical moments and I have plenty other memories of Sochi and not all involved Canadian medalists.

The record-breaking medal haul of the Netherlands in speedskating, the dominance of Norway in cross-country skiing, Russia fittingly winning the overall title. Those were all big. Then there’s the slew of new Olympic events such a slopestyle, halfpipe and female ski jumping. And who will ever forget the opening and closing ceremonies? So, with the usual grumpy chatter on the sports menu this week, I’ll pass. It’s not my cup of tea at the best of times, but right after the Winter Olympics? Fuhgedddaboutit. The Games are always a tough act to follow. And the reason it’s so tough? The answer is in the eyes of all the Olympians. One look at them and it’s plain to see, it’s no act at all. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Delivery of great service is the reason for merger of Scarborough hospitals To the editor: The proposed merger of Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) and The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is all about delivering the best possible care to people in our communities. As part of our work last year, we reviewed the financial impact of merging and found that over the long term we would be able to redirect funding from administration to front-line patient care, while saving taxpayers money. We think that makes a whole lot of sense for patients in west Durham and Scarborough. While several options are presented for revitalizing facilities in both Scarborough and

west Durham in submissions made to the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, these were simply illustrative examples as required to support the submissions. Modernize All options will be considered in the detailed planning phase to ensure our communities have access to high quality, consistent care in modern facilities. Should we receive approval for constructing new hospital buildings, we will modernize our facilities in both west Durham and in Scarborough. Until such a time new hos-

pital buildings are approved, constructed and open, we are maintaining our commitment to our four existing hospital buildings and their emergency departments. We will continue to engage our communities in the process in a transparent and accountable way. Robert Biron, president and CEO, The Scarborough Hospital and Rik Ganderton, president and CEO, Rouge Valley Health System

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Thanks to Councillor Del Grande, staff for service to the community To the editor: I was shocked and upset and disappointed to read in Ward 39 Councillor Mike Del Grande’s newsletter that he’s not going to be our councillor anymore. I don’t know what made him decide to step down. In my opinion, he’s good enough to be mayor of Toronto. It seems that all the good people move on and the use-

To the editor: Over the years it has not been a problem, but during recent days I have seen several unpleasant pees on the snowbank on my driveway or front of the house. It started when one dog did it now it has turned into an epidemic. Being a senior citizen, I am

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highest rated of any series. Season two launches on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. carborough dancer on Family Channel. and actor Lamar Johnson said his inspiJohnson is looking ration comes from what forward to the second he learned growing up in season of the hit Family Scarborough and from one Channel television series, of the most well-known The Next Step. performers of all time, Johnson, 19, taught himMichael Jackson. self how to dance from the “I know it’s cliche, but he age of nine. He continued was really an innovator,” to develop his skills and he said. started acting as well. “He was the first to do so many things, he changed Learn the moves pop culture forever. He was a huge inspiration for me “I’m a visual learner, I growing up.” can learn from videos and Johnson is looking TV,” he said. forward to The Next Step’s “When I was younger, I second season, which he would watch stuff over and believes will be even better over. Eventually, I’d pick than the first. it up and “We all have learn the a very good moves.” work ethic,” All of us want to he said. “All As a child at improve and do better; of us want to Dr. Marion and you can really see that improve Hilliard do better; in the second season. you can really Senior Public see that in – Lamar Johnson School, the second Johnson season.” met people To promote with different talents and the show, the cast travelled hobbies. He believes being across Canada in a national in an environment that shopping mall tour (includallowed him to pursue his ing a popular stop at The interests led him to start his Scarborough Town Centre, career. and had several perfor“In middle school, I had mances. a friend in the acting indusJohnson, along with his try,” Johnson said. “He told fellow dancers and actors, me about his agent and I became popular names looked into getting one for among teen audiences all myself.” across Canada. In Grade 9, Johnson The Next Step is just the launched his acting first step for Johnson. In career with appearances addition to dancing and in Degrassi: The Next acting, he wants to choreoGeneration, Rookie Blue graph. and The Firm. “Dancing and choreograHe then took on the role phy are two totally different of West with The Next Step. skills,” Johnson explained. The show, which debuted “I don’t want to do too last year, portrays a group many things at once, but of skilled young dancers it’s really something that I who train and compete at a can transition to.” dance studio. To see photos of The Next The first season proved Step’s visit to Scarborough very successful as the preTown Centre, go to http://bit. ly/17bVgOR miere was Family Channel’s

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n the space of a few hours Monday morning, the Toronto mayoral race went from a bare cupboard to an embarrassment of riches, as first John Tory and then Karen Stintz joined Rob Ford and David Soknacki to fill out the rightward side of the ballot. Each of these identifies themselves as “fiscal conservatives.” And as it is early in the race, it is difficult – with the notable exception of Ford – to tell them apart. This is problematic for voters who also identify themselves as “fiscal conservatives,” and very problematic for the growing army of campaign strategists. If everybody is calling for controls on spending, and also feeling ambitious about transit construction, where does the like-minded vote go? Soknacki’s pitch is a fiscally sensible but politically dubious one: just forget about that subway council decided to build – and tax for – in Scarborough and build light rail there instead, concentrating subway dollars on the downtown relief line. That

only major candidate from left of centre, and if polls over the past year are any indication, she is well-positioned to take the election against even a single candidate from the right. Now, a strong right-of-centre candidate could certainly erode that advantage, and the crew that’s here now can do that too. If Soknacki continues to play it as he has, supporting Miller-era light rail and tweaking Miller-era tax policy, he can probably siphon off a considerable amount of support that Chow could otherwise take for granted. Tory and Stintz can similarly appeal to elements of soft Chow support. And while Ford’s own victory might seem unlikely, by remaining in the race he’ll keep a significant chunk of the conservative vote from anyone but himself. So as matters stand today, it looks as though Chow will have to fall a long way before she’s lost the lead in this very crowded race.

david nickle the city has the advantage of reining in spending and improving transit, along with the disadvantage of re-opening a debate that Torontonians are sick of. The other three all want to build more subways – Ford, on Sheppard and downtown, and Tory and Stintz, downtown. How will they pay for those subways? Ford will use public private partnerships. Stintz will go to the federal and provincial government. Tory has a plan but isn’t saying yet. The only information rightof-centre voters know for sure is that with drug abuse and truancy and – whatever he might claim to the contrary – legislative failure, the incumbent mayor’s been a disaster. Otherwise, those voters will have to pick. If they’re not careful, it’ll be their poison. That’s because one other likely candidate of note is still on the horizon: Olivia Chow. If she runs, she is surely the

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n March 5, 1834, a growing community known as the Town of York went to sleep as a British colonial outpost, and awoke as the newly incorporated City of Toronto. “It’s really only significant because of that shift in government...where we suddenly took on this mantle of becoming something different than what we were (the day before),” explained Wayne Reeves, chief curator for the City of Toronto. “It wasn’t really cataclysmic but it did show a little bit of growing autonomy, at least in nomenclature.” The system of governance of York, with its provincially appointed magistrates, was proving inadequate to meet the needs of the community. A new government was formed and took effect on March 6, with elected officials and Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. Mackenzie’s reign was short lived; he declined a second term in office and went on to cause what Reeves describes as “huge turmoil” for the city in leading the Upper Canada rebellion of 1837. Despite this, the city grew incrementally into the early 1900s, mostly through the annexation of surrounding villages. Eventually neighboring communities broke off with their own governments, forming townships such as Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, and eventually Weston and Leaside. POPULATION JUMP As Toronto grew, so did its challenges. The city was experiencing an unprecedented jump in population after the Second World War, and the province again needed a way to meet rising regional demands, especially as it looked to replace farmlands with industrialization and housing. In April 1953, the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was created to address those issues shared by the city and the surrounding communities of Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and York, as well as the smaller East York, Forest Hill, Leaside, Long Branch, Mimico, New Toronto, Swansea and Weston. “The big picture is you’ve got a number of different municipalities in the same region who share the same concerns, but it’s difficult for them

step closer to amalgamation as the 13 municipalities were merged to produce seven governments: the City of Toronto, Metro Council and the five boroughs of Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, York and East York. Finally, in 1998 the Conservative provincial government amalgamated the municipalities into a mega city with Toronto. According to Reeves, this got people talking in all the right ways. “Healthy debates about how we want to run our city, and what we should invest in, came to the forefront,” said Reeves, who believes these discussions help push our city forward. He points to the addition of new city hall and the Toronto-Dominion Centre in the 1960s, which attracted global attention but also caused many to question what to do with old city hall. The end result was a city that began to embrace preservation as a key element to future growth. “We are continually re-imagining the city and I think that’s really what makes it one of the most interesting places in North America,” said Reeves. “The city continues to change dramatically. Not a lot of population growth but a lot of population change and increasing diversity in terms of our ethnic makeup.”

Yonge Street Slip, looking north, 1926: William James’ photograph reminds us of how industrial Toronto’s lakeshore used to be in the early 20th century.

King Street East, south side looking west, 1856: One of the earliest photographs taken of Toronto, this image shows Toronto’s main commercial thoroughfare at that time.

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to all work together,” said Dr. Gary Miedema, associate director and chief historian at Heritage Toronto. The two-tiered system of government did not replace Toronto’s own government, which still looked after aspects of city life such as public health, but Metro did take lead on issues such as arterial roads, sewer, and protection of parks and valley lands. “I think it was hugely successful and really was the recipe for growth in what we now call the City of Toronto,” said Reeves. “As a result we’ve got one of the greatest park systems in the world... a very durable legacy.” Still, the new system was not with-

out controversy. Despite success with the Gardiner Expressway, plans for the Spadina Expressway stopped short due to opposition, leaving the Allen Expressway with an endpoint at Eglinton Avenue West. There was also a lost battle with the City of Toronto to turn Toronto Island into parklands. The year 1967 brought the city one

The city may be constantly changing, but Reeves also points to our general upward momentum since 1834, unlike other North American cities, such as Detroit, that have had “huge downturns.” “We’ve sustained prosperity and as a result we’ve been able to grow in many different ways,” Reeves said. Both historians agree that the diversity of the city’s population is a unique aspect of Toronto’s history and current culture. There have been times when discrimination reared its ugly head, and the community has faced the consequences. The riot at Christie Pits in 1933, given as example, which was incited by Pit Gang members who hung a large sheet with a swastika on it during a local baseball game. “It’s been a long struggle that continues today, although we’ve made great strides in diversity in our city,” Miedema said. “Our ability to develop in a way that has created a relatively open and accepting environment for people to settle, and build families, and contribute to the city – I think that’s something that’s remarkable.”

While we’re celebrating Toronto’s 180th birthday, what memories or photos do you have of our city’s past? Email scm@insidetoronto.com

History of Scarborough The area known as Scarborough today has a long history, with evidence of hunter-gatherer peoples as far back as 8,000 BC. But modern Scarborough emerged after British surveyors arrived in 1793. Early surveyors had named the area Glasgow, after the major Scottish city. But in 1793, the wife of Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe noticed the striking resemblance of the highlands east of Toronto to the cliffs of Scarborough, a town in Yorkshire, England. In accordance, Simcoe renamed the land north of the bluffs as Scarborough. The first land patents were issued in 1796 and the area was open to settlement. Settlers from Britain and the United States began to move in. Scarborough’s first settlers were David and Mary Thomson. By 1850, settlers had established a large farming community with 3,800 inhabitants and the township of Scarborough was incorporated with a municipal council, led by a reeve. To r o n t o’s e x p a n s i o n toward the east led to housing developments in Scarborough; transit and railway expanded into the township. In 1954, Scarborough was included within Metropolitan Toronto, which lead to further expansion of roads, transit, police and ambulance services. After Scarborough became a borough in 1967, rural areas slowly began to convert to suburban housing and the reeve was replaced with a mayor. The borough’s status changed to a city in 1983 when further expansion and developments demanded a larger municipal government. In 1998, along with the other municipalities that had made up Metropolitan Toronto, Scarborough was amalgamated into the new City of Toronto. Since the turn of the 21st century, highrise condominiums and growth along the Hwy. 401 has increased the population to 625,700.

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Computer Class for Immigrants WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Immigrant Resource CentreIRC (CICS), 2330 Midland Ave. CONTACT: Zarmeena Khan, 416-707-8259 COST: Free Stephen Leacock Older Adult Programs WHEN: noon to 3 p.m. WHERE: Stephen Leacock C.C., 2520 Birchmount Rd CONTACT: 416-396-4040 COST: membership required Drop in activities: Bingo; social line dance; bridge, progressive euchre. Brain Health Webinar WHEN: 1 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Elsa Uy, 416-4933333 ext. 227 COST: Free Neurologist Dr. Carmela Tartaglia talks about how the brain affects our language, emotions and physical functions and more. Afternoon Book Club WHEN: today, March 28 and April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Albert Campbell District Library, 496 Birchmount Rd. CONTACT: 416-396-8890, COST: Free; registration required

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Prostration for Better Living WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Unit 21-22, 4500 Sheppard Ave. E. Unit 21-22 CONTACT: Inga Lai, 416319-4898, www.puti.ca COST: Free with complimentary vegetarian lunch UBUNTU Launch WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: TAIBU Community Health Centre, 27 Tapscott Rd., Unit 1 (Neilson and Tapscott) CONTACT: Kareen Marshall, 416-644-3539 ext.289 COST: Free Black History celebration and launch of the UBUNTU Bus, which will be used to transport elderly and socially isolated residents of the community. Painting, Printmaking and Collage WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Kennedy/ Eglinton Library, 2380 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: Marie Belanger, 416396-8924 COST: Free; registration required Arts For Children and Youth (AFCY) presents this free eigh-week program. Children 6 to 10 years of age work with an artist to create wonderful art. Base Camp — Mount Everest WHEN: 7:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. CONTACT: Robin, 416-6944081 COST: $10 or $15 at the door

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Scarborough Model Railroaders WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Scarborough Model Railroaders Club House, 17 Jeavons Ave. CONTACT: Michael Marmoreo, 416-262-9971 COST: $5; children $2; seniors $3 and family $12 Two floors of model railroads features miles of N scale layout with more than 28 scale miles of double-tracked mainline running through mountain scenery and is the only permanent N-scale club layout in the GTA.

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Badminton for Seniors (55+) WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre, 313 Pharmacy Ave. CONTACT: Bill, 416-267-8497, COST: $30 communnity centre membership Badminton for seniors (55+) Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Three air conditioned courts.

w Tuesday, March 4 In the fall of 2006, Bob Moos had the opportunity to travel to Nepal and trek to the base camp of Mount Everest. It was a great adventrue and he will share with us his experience and beautiful photos.

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Pat, 416-447-1537 COST: $10 Everyone welcome. Couples and singles. Dress code.

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Aging With Chronic Kidney Disease: Never too early to plan WHEN: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Avenue East CONTACT: Angela Tse, 416-438-2911 Ext.6538, , COST: Free The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is celebrating Kidney Month by hosting a talk focused on; issues associated with aging and chronic kidney disease; things to do and plan for in caring for yourself or your loved ones; how to cope with challenging times and decisions; and community

Garden Club WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. East CONTACT: Elsa Uy, 416-493-3333 ext. 227 COST: Free Meet people and share ideas on gardening.

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Proposal to ‘peel the onion’ >>>from page 1 The Inn, also called the Bickford Residence since it was originally built in 1914 for a retired American colonel, Harold Bickford, was later a college for missionaries, an artists’ colony known as the Guild of All Arts, a military hospital, and a hotel. The mansion was given at least six additions over the years, Ainslie said, adding under one of the Inn’s stairways, it’s possible to see shingles from a roof. Dynamic’s proposal is to “peel the onion” and return the Inn building to the original 33-room Arts and Crafts mansion, he said. A report said the restored mansion with some new wings will create a complex of 20,000 to 24,000 square feet, in which the original house’s exterior “will be restored to its once grand splendour.” “The additions to the existing structure, featuring floor

to ceiling windows capturing the view of the surrounding grounds, will house four separate event spaces with the capability to be combined as one space for larger events,” it said, specifying that spaces not required by Dynamic be available for public use at least half the time. The Inn building has suffered thefts, toxic mould and water damage since it closed, and many area residents thought it could no longer be restored and would have to be torn down. In 2011, the Heritage Canada Foundation placed the Bickford on its national top 10 list of “most endangered places,” calling the building a case “demolition by neglect.” The report covers past failed attempts by the city to recruit a private partner who could restore the building and run a restaurant and a small hotel at the Guild, the most recent being Best Buy CORRECTION NOTICE Centennial College, which signed a letter NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE BEST BUY of intent in 2009 and FEBRUARY 21 CORPORATE FLYER In the February 21 flyer, on page 10A, the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity and Sleep withdrew with the Wristband (WebCode: 10270645/7) is no longer available city’s consent in because it has been recalled voluntarily by the manufacturer. October 2011. For refund information please contact Fitbit. This time, the We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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Once their kids have left the nest, many men and women over 50 begin to consider downsizing their homes. Downsizing to a smaller home can be beneficial for a variety of reasons, including less home to clean and maintain, more affordable utility bills and lower property taxes. But the decision to downsize is rarely black and white. Saying goodbye to a place that was home for many years isn’t easy, but there’s more than just sentimental value to consider after the kids move out.

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sports schedule TDCAA BADMINTON EAST DIVISION THURSDAY, FEB. 27 w Mother Teresa vs. St. Patrick’s (St. Patrick’s, 49 Felstead Ave.) w Mary Ward vs. Pope John Paul II (Pope John Paul II, 685 Military Trail) TUESDAY, MARCH 4 w Neil McNeil/Notre Dame vs. Francis Libermann (Francis Libermann, 4640 Finch Ave. E.) w Jean Vanier vs. Mother Teresa (Mother Teresa, 40 Sewells Rd.) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 w St. Patrick’s vs. Mary Ward (Mary Ward, 3200 Kennedy Rd.) w Francis Libermann vs. Mary Ward (Mary Ward, 3200 Kennedy Rd.) w Francis Libermann vs. St. Patrick’s (at Mary Ward, 3200 Kennedy Rd.) w Mother Teresa vs. Pope John Paul II (Pope John Paul II, 685 Military Trail) SCARBOROUGH ICE RAIDERS NOVICE 6 DIVISION SATURDAY, MARCH 1 w White vs. Royal Blue (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 8 a.m.) w Gold vs. Red (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 9 a.m.) w Black vs. Powder Blue (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 10 a.m.) NOVICE 7/8 RED DIVISION SATURDAY, MARCH 1

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Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 7:20 p.m.) w DDC Wings vs. Corstar (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 6:30 p.m.) w Gervais Party Rentals vs. Crestex (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 7:35 p.m.)

SOCCER SEMIFINALS A David and Mary Thomson player and an Agincourt Collegiate player battle for the ball during boys indoor soccer, east region, varsity semifinals Monday at Major League Sportsplex. Agincourt defeated Thomson 2-1 advancing to the finals against Birchmount Park Collegiate.

MINOR MIDGET DIVISION TUESDAY, MARCH 4 w DTB Electric vs. Mardi Gras (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 6:15 p.m.) w Ironhead vs. Lowe’s (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 6:30 p.m.) MIDGET DIVISION TUESDAY, MARCH 4 w Lowe’s vs. Best Display (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 7:30 p.m.) w Amazing Ted’s vs. Scotia Bank (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 7:45 p.m.) w Hoult Hellewell vs. Popeye’s (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 8:45 p.m.)

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UPCOMING GAME In Scarborough Ice Raiders hockey, atom division, Teal takes on Blue on March 22 at 1 p.m. at Don Montgomery Arena.

JUVENILE DIVISION WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 w Corstar vs. Roadsport (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., 8:25 p.m.) w DTB Electric vs. Scotia Bank (Don Montgomery Arena, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E., WEST HILL MINOR HOCKEY NOVICE WHITE DIVISION SATURDAY, MARCH 1

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Black - Caravan Kids (Heron Park Arena, 292 Manse Rd., 3:10 p.m.) NOVICE WHITE DIVISION SATURDAY, MARCH 1 w Team 8 Black vs. Team 5 Gray (Heron Park Arena, 292 Manse Rd., 8:15 a.m.)

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Mowat sweeps Jr. and Sr. volleyball titles - again Kings’ Toffoli scoops AHL player of the week honours After last season’s forced hiatus, Scarborough’s Sir Oliver Mowat girls volleyball program has picked up right where they left off as Toronto District School Board (TDSB) champs. Both the Mowat seniors and juniors won their respective TDSB championships last Friday in Scarborough at Centennial College: • the seniors winning their best-of-five series in straight games (3-0) over North York’s

William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate; • and the juniors winning their best-of-three series in straight games (2-0) over Etobicoke’s Martingrove Collegiate. Last year’s entire TDSB winter sports slate was wiped out by the teachers’ labour dispute but in the 2012 TDSB finals, Mowat accomplished the same double sweep. The senior team, which went undefeated in their east

(Scarborough) division, moves on to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) 4A finals in Barrie Monday to Wednesday. Scarborough also won last Friday’s TDSB 3A final with Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate d e f e a t i n g Ma r t i n g rove Collegiate 3-1 to advance to the 3A OFSAA finals running the same time in Kingsville. Follow the OFSAA playdowns at http://www.ofsaa. on.ca/

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points, including five goals (with two game-winners) and two assists. With his player-of-theweek honours in the bag, however, the 21-year-old former Birchmount Park Collegiate student was recalled by the Kings to resume practice last week in preparation for this week’s resumption of the NHL schedule. In 39 NHL games this season, he has 19 points (10 goals, nine assists). Like most

of his teammates, however, points have been hard to come by, as of late. In the Kings last 21 games he only managed points in two of them (a goal and an assist in each of them). By contrast he potted eight points in his first seven games; 15 points in his first 18 games. In his 18 games this season with Manchester, Toffoli has 23 points (15 goals, eight assists).

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