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Leger celebration slated wCardinal Cardinal Leger Catholic School will celebrate the opening of its new addition next month. The school has been expanded by four classrooms, two of which are specially designed for full-day kindergarten. The official opening and blessing of the school addition takes place tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. Cardinal Leger Catholic School is located at 600 Morrish Rd. Film Festival slated wScarborough

The Scarborough Film Festival will take place from June 4 -9. The goal of the festival is to entertain the public and give support to filmmakers of Scarborough and worldwide. A volunteer-driven organization led by arts and culture-professionals and aficionados alike, the Scarborough Film Festival is a six day celebration showcasing local, Canadian and world cinema, with a goal to enhance Scarborough’s cultural scene through the art of film. In its inaugural year, the festival will feature a variety of film programs, educational workshops, on stage conversations with industry

delegates, recognition and award ceremonies, and parties. For more information on next month’s film festival, please visit www.scarboroughfilmfestival.com ravine fun fair takes place next month wglen

Glen Ravine Public School will play host to Toronto District School Board Trustee David Smith’s Ward 19 Fun Fair next month on June 22. The school is located at 11 Gadsby Dr., in the Brimley Road and Eglinton Avenue area, and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. cricket event launched wcommunity

The Scarborough Hospital hosts an event tomorrow to launch its Community Cricket Event. The launch goes from 11 a.m. to noon at The Scarborough Hospital – Birchmount Campus, 3030 Birchmount Rd. Special guests will include professional cricket player and Canadian national team member Umar Bhatti along with event chair Nigel Samaroo and cricket coach Nadeem Khokhar. The Community Cricket Event will be held in June as a fund-

raiser for the hospital’s cancer care program. Victoria Day fireworks slated Local residents are invited to celebrate Victoria Day on Monday, May 20, with the annual fireworks display slated for Ashbridges Bay Park at 10 p.m. This year, the city features a combination of more than 2,000 fireworks complete with a spectacular finale. Ashbridges Bay Park is at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue. TTC service will be increased between Queen Street East and the Bloor-Danforth subway on the Coxwell (22A), Main (64) and 92 Woodbine South routes. People planning on attending are urged to use public transit and leave vehicles at home as the annual event usually draws huge crowds. For more info, visit www. toronto.ca/parks/victoriaday. htm

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Big Brothers, Sisters conference wMuslim The Muslim Big Brothers and Sisters, and the Islamic Institute of Toronto in Scarborough, recently hosted a career conference. The Young, Talented and Muslim conference helped youth explore different career opportunities while meeting with established professionals in a number of industries. The conference took place at 1630 Neilson Rd. in Scarborough. For more information on the Muslim Big Brother and Sisters, please www.mbbscanada.com leader to visit Scarborough wNDP

Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair will be in Scarborough tomorrow. He will be touring Electronic Recycling Services, at 2450 Lawrence Ave., near Kennedy Road , from 9 – 10 a.m. He will then hold a press conference between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Strides walk at Toronto Zoo wGreat

The annual Great Strides walk in support of cystic fibrosis rease-

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In anticipation of the opening of the Giant Panda Exhibit at the Toronto Zoo this week, the University of Toronto Scarborough hosts a seminar on conservation efforts in China related to panda habitat. The event goes today from 2 to 3:4 5 p.m. For more info, visit www.utsc. utoronto.ca

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Affordable housing celebration on Birchmount MIKE ADLER madler@insidetoronto.com Sam and Ruth Haddad got a break. The retired couple moved from Kitchener to Toronto so they could be near a daughter and help take care of one of their grandsons. In a city where the wait for affordable housing can stretch into years, the Haddads considered themselves lucky to get a two-bedroom apartment at Birchmount Woods, a new building not far from their daughter and grandson in Scarborough. “So far, it’s nice and clean and accessible to everything,” Ruth Haddad said Friday. “The price was right.” The 152-unit building on Birchmount Road south of St. Clair Avenue is a rare thing in Scarborough, where most subsidized rental apartments were built in the 1960s or 1970s and most rental housing, affordable or not, shows signs of aging. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the front lawn, Scarborough Southwest MPP Lorenzo Berardinetti said it was first time he had opened affordable housing in his riding since he was elected in 2003.

December 2011 some tenants from the older tower moved to the new building, said Simon Liston, the city’s manager of housing development. The affordable-housing arrangement aims to have tenants pay 80 per cent of average market rent in Toronto, which means a onebedroom apartment in the building is $783 a month. Tenants in the neighbouring Medallion buildings have passes allowing them to use the gym, party room and library at Birchmount Woods. SAFE, AFFORDABLE

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Ruth Haddad, left, and her husband Sam live in the new affordable housing development at 550 Birchmount Rd.

In the building’s party room, Sam Haddad thanked builder Medallion Corporation and members of three levels of government for making Birchmount Woods possible, Howard Paskowitz, the company’s asset manager, said governments who want to see more affordable housing built must come up with

a plan that makes sense for property owners. When you build a new quality building like Birchmount Woods it gives other property owners in the area an incentive to act, he said. “When you’ve got a new kid on the block you’ve got to dress a little better.” Medallion also owns buildings at 544 Birchmount to the

south and 552 to the north of Birchmount Woods, but both are of 1960s’ vintage and rents there are locked, he said. In 2007, the city started looking at severing 550 Birchmount from 544 and at rezoning the new property. Parking for 544 Birchmount was moved during construction, and when Birchmount Woods started renting in

Scarborough Centre MP Roxanne James said the federal government contributed more than $6.5 million to give the tenants a safe and affordable place to call home. Federal investments in housing will help thousands of households in Ontario, including people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, she said. Berardinetti said the partnership, which included just under $5 million from the province, provided people ”with a community where they can live with dignity.” Birchmount Woods was

also built with $2.3 million in municipal incentives from the City of Toronto. “With the condo king, affordable rental housing is welcome in this city,” said Michelle Berardinetti, the local councillor and a member of Toronto’s affordable housing committee. “This means 152 brighter futures for the people who live here.” As well as offering housing for the working poor and seniors such as the Haddads, the building reserves 15 units for women and children fleeing domestic violence. The rent is lower, about 50 per cent of the city average, for this category of tenants, who are often in the process of rebuilding their lives. Last week’s ceremony displayed testimonies from women, identified only by first names, who had survived domestic abuse and said moving to the new building had changed their lives. One, Shirley, wrote she cried tears of joy when told there was a one-bedroom available. “I am so happy here and feel so very safe now.”

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Companies, community join to help rebuild playground ANDREW PALAMARCHUK apalamarchuk@insidetoronto.com Security cameras may soon be installed at Mary Shadd Public School, where arsonists destroyed a kindergarten playground last week. “We don’t have surveillance cameras right now, but that is actually a next step that we’re going to be looking into,” vice-principal Andrea Chisholm said yesterday. “Right now we’re investigating how we can go

about doing that...I know that the ministry is looking into the possibility of schools having a rollout of cameras over the next number of years so we’re pursuing that lead right now.” Parents at Mary Shadd, on Hupfield Trail in Malvern, spent five years fundraising for the $20,000 kindergarten playscape, which was installed in late August. It was set ablaze at 8:30 p.m. May 6; the cost to replace it wasn’t covered by insurance. The school board

turned to the media the day after the fire, and donations have been pouring in since. More than $60,000 has been raised, including $20,000 from Canadian Tire, $20,000 from the Kids in Sport Foundation and $10,000 from TD Bank. “We’re still fielding calls, and we’re still so unbelievably grateful,” Chisholm said. The goal, said Chisholm, is to install a bigger, sturdier play structure for September. “We’re so excited. It’s going to be fantastic.”

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The leftover money may be used, in part, to upgrade a second playground, located at the back of the school, for older students. Could leftover money also be used to install security cameras? “We’re not sure yet. It would depend on what that’s going to look like with the camera rollout from the ministry,” Chisholm said. “Whatever possibilities we have on the table we’ll obviously be reviewing with our parent council and our superintendent and trustee just to make

sure that it’s an appropriate decision before we move forward.” Police from 42 Division continue to investigate the arson. Det. Nick Ashley said a group of people were seen in the playground just before the fire. “We will use every resource possible to try to find out who did this, but we can’t do that without the help of the public.”

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hould a provincial election come before summer - and we’re still waiting to see whether Ontario’s New Democrats will support the budget put forward by the minority Liberals on May 2 – transit must be at the forefront of the debate for Torontonians. Toronto council’s decision last week not to endorse any of the proposed revenue tools for transit expansion can be taken as an indication it is not keen on working with other stakeholders – including other municipalities – until after a provincial election. At best, it’s a non-commital stance. When it came time to consider those tools, Toronto council rejected all but two, and even then offered no opinion on those. In addition, council voted to ask the province for funds for a westward expansion of the Sheppard subway and the conversion the Scarborough Rapid Transit line to an extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Neither of these projects (the our view Scarborough project is currently as an upgrade and extenTransit vision funded sion of the existing RT line) are listed as a priority of Metrolinx, has to be the provincial transportation made clear agency. The city’s position on transit funding is at distinct odds with the positions recently put forward by Metrolinx, other municipalities and organizations such as the Toronto Region Board of Trade, who agree that if we want transit expansion, we must find a way to pay for it. So what does this all mean? It means if Ontario is plunged into an election, it is incumbent on Torontonians to hold the candidates and their parties to account. We must ask them: What is their vision for transit’s future in Toronto? How do they intend to fund the necessary expansion to relieve our gridlocked roadways? How will responsibility for cost recovery be allocated? These are hard questions. They demand thoughtful answers. We recently wrote in this space about how these proposed revenue tools are “gaining traction with influential decision-making groups and the public that is willing to pay for better transit.” We need to be part of that discussion so Toronto’s council is actively proposing solutions – not just demanding more funds. A provincial election campaign, should it happen, is the ultimate opportunity to have your say.

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t’s been non-stop NHL playoffs for me virtually around the clock for the last two weeks and after the Maple Leafs game Monday night I was completely exhausted. I needed to take a break and unwind. But what to do? When in doubt a little R and R on the couch in front of the tube usually does the trick. So, when I came home I decided to kick back and flip on Animal Planet and catch an episode or two of one of my all-time favourite series, the classic Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Unfortunately, three quarters of the way into the program it dawned on me I wasn’t watching Wild Kingdom after all. I had flipped on one of the sports networks by mistake and I was, in fact, taking in a replay of a post-game press conference. It only sounded like Wild Kingdom. Reporter No. 1: “Tough loss, Coach. It could have gone either way today.

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY What’s your initial reaction?” Coach: “Well, sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.” Reporter No. 2: “Two of their players were coming off injuries. Yet they made a big difference. What did you tell your team about that in your post-game summary?” Wounded rhino Coach: “Same thing I told them before the game: the only thing more dangerous than a rhino is a wounded rhino.” Reporter No. 3: “Your club took a lot of foolish penalties all year and it’s been more of the same in the post-season. Any explanation?” Coach: “A leopard can’t change its spots, I guess.” Reporter No. 4: “It was kind of sloppy out there

for both teams, compared to the game before, which was characterized by sound fundamental hockey for both clubs. How do you explain that dramatic turn of events?” Coach: “Ah, it’s been a case of monkey see, monkey do all series.” Reporter No. 5: “Their forwards are some of the smallest in the playoffs. Yet they are they proving hard for you to handle. How do you account for that?” Coach: “Like I keep telling my guys, it isn‘t the size of the dog in the fight, it‘s the size of the fight in the dog.” Reporter No. 6: “What do you think of the opposing coach getting on the referee all night?” Coach: “That’s what he always does, yak, yak, yak, yak, yak.” Reporter No. 7: “Your club looked kind of sluggish out of the gate. What will you tell your players about the importance of a quick start in the next game?”

Coach: “The early bird catches the worm.” Reporter No. 8: “Do you think your team will learn from this loss?” Coach: “Without doubt. An elephant never forgets.” Reporter No. 9: “You’re going to have to make a few adjustments before next game. What have you got up your sleeve?” Coach: “I‘m obviously not going to let the cat out of the bag.” Reporter No. 10: “OK, Coach, you’ve been a good sport to stand in the firing line all night. I think it’s only fair we give you the last word. The stage is all yours. Take it away.” Coach: “It’s no secret, we’ve looked like a fish out of water at times over there. But wait till we get them back in our own barn. Just wait.” 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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Big Move a sinkhole If not on bus rack, where would bikes be? for Ontario taxpayers To the editor: If you think ehealth, ORNGE, the Green Energy flop, 300,000 lost manufacturing jobs or the Liberal gas plant moves were bad, get ready for a whopper – the mother of all sinkholes the Liberals are digging right now. The Metrolinx $50-billion Big Move – 80 per cent wasted on useless streetcars sold to us as ‘rapid transit’ and LRTs – will end up costing us $200 billion by the time the city has to rip them out and build what we really need — subways. No matter what you call these streetcars, they will paralyze not only most of the City of Toronto, but all areas that will build them including the Mississauga to Brampton line and the Kitchener to Waterloo one. These ill-conceived streetcars will never relieve gridlock but make it worse. These overpriced projects Organizer:

attract newshound wanna-be Toronto mayors, consultants, construction companies and land speculators, each looking for a piece of the action. All of Ontario will end up paying for this mess in Toronto. Before we collect new taxes, give us the billions the province has already collected for gas taxes (and now the HST on top of it), and we will have plenty of money for some sensible transit such as subways that will move people efficiently. This is the best time for any honest MPP with a conscience to save us from a certain disaster. Tell all Toronto politicians who are posturing to help the Liberals raise taxes for this sinkhole to use their energy to find a more modest transit plan including subways that will solve some traffic problems. We don’t need a bunch of armchair politicians help us throw good money after bad. Karl Haab

To the editor: Re: ‘Bike racks on buses are a waste of money,’ Letters, May 7. Do the people who complain about bicycle racks on buses have the same sentiments about elevators in the subway station, ramps and automatic doors at barrier-free entrances or sidewalks in suburbia?

Do these people choose not to purchase the spare tire to save a few dollars on a new car? There are many occasions where the bicycle racks are needed – when one doesn’t have the nerve to cross the DVP along Lawrence Avenue East by bicycle; when one is too far away from home to get

back before sunset; when one is caught in the rain; when the bicycle is damaged or when one is suffering with a leg cramp. The next time you see a bicycle rack on a bus that is not being used, be glad the cyclist who would be using it is safely riding on the road, which is what he wants to do.

I certainly hope those who complain about bicycle racks are not the same people who complain about strollers in the bus. If the racks are removed and a cyclist needs to take the bus home, guess where the bicycle will be? David Louie

Closing station will Cuts to military can pay for pandas challenge seniors To the editor: I think it’s good the federal government is considering pay cuts to our military personnel serving combat duty in Afghanistan. The savings will help pay the $10 million needed for panda bear rental. Perhaps in the future, lower hazardous duty pay will help deter young adults from pursuing military service. With fewer soldiers in the field, there will be more money to help pay for the F-35 fighter jet that can’t fly in cold weather. David Dull

To the editor: Re: ‘Support for closing Pape during reno,’ TO in Transit, May 2. The story states that a majority of people who took the online survey supported closing the station for 12 straight days. Many riders who use that station are elderly and probably don’t have Internet access to participate in the

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Scarborough Historical Society: Lionel Purcell and Richard Schofield

LIONEL PURCELL

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A non-profit organization dedicated to heritage preservation and education, the Scarborough Historical Society operates the Scarborough archives, working to preserve and promote Scarborough’s history. Past president Lionel Purcell played a significant role in the development and expansion of the society. He operated Lionel’s Farm. was vice president of the Rouge Valley Foundation board of directors, Purcell served on the Scarborough Planning Board, and is past director of the Agincourt Lions Club. Founder of the Scarborough archives, Richard Schofield has penned five publications and hundreds of columns in The Scarborough Mirror about local history. He spearheaded the creation of Scarborough historical plaques. A former Scarborough teacher, he helped found the Scarborough Preservation Committee.

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The induction ceremony for the 2013 Scarborough Walk of Fame is Wednesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at Scarborough Town Centre.

Christine Bentley Journalist Christine Bentley retired from anchoring CTV News in 2012, after 35 years of keeping Torontonians informed. As famous in the local community for her charity work as her broadcast career, Bentley has worked supporting Rouge Valley Health System, Children’s Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, among many other organizations.

Dwayne Morgan Dwayne Morgan, poet, speaker and social entrepreneur has authored seven books, recorded five albums, staged a photography exhibit and produced a DVD commemorating the first 15 years of his career. Founder of Up From The Roots Entertainment, Toronto International Poetry Slam, When Brothers Speak and When Sisters Speak, Morgan addresses social issues through his work, which has taken him around the world.

Barenaked Ladies (Jim Creegan, Tyler Stewart Ed Robertson, Kevin Hearn) Formed in 1988, Barenaked Ladies has sold more than 15 million records and racked up a slew of accolades including eight Juno Awards and two Grammy nomination. Through a live connection to the International Space Station, the band, also well known for recording the theme song for The Big Bang Theory, recently collaborated with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield choir to produce the only song composed and recorded in space.

Gerry Phillips

Judie Oliver

Former ScarboroughAgincourt MPP Gerry Phillips represented Scarborough at Queen’s Park for 24 years, holding many senior cabinet positions. A former trustee and chair for the Scarborough Board of Education and Metropolitan Toronto School Board, Phillips spent more than 30 years coaching for Agincourt Lions Club minor hockey, and was president of the Bridlewood Community Association.

Masters swimmer Judie Oliver has held almost 30 world records, earned more than 30 gold and silver medals at Masters World Championships, and countless Ontario, Canadian, American titles. She is a member of The Masters Swimming Canada Hall of Excellence. For decades, Oliver has supported the swimming community as a mentor, instructor, coordinator and meet official.

Monika Schnarre In 1986, Scarborough’s Mo n i k a S c h n a r re t o o k the world by storm when she became the youngest person to win Ford Modeling Agency’s Supermodel of the World contest. Along with her many modelling achievements, she is a writer, actor, television host, Habitat for Humanity ambassador, and global entrepreneur.


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An Exhibition by the Explorations in Clay Group is on display May 18 to 30. An exhibit of clay and sculptural works by the Tuesday Clay & Sculpture Group, a group of artists who share a passion for an ancient and ageless form of creative

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◗ Wednesday, May 15

Proper Body Mechanics for Activities of Daily Living WHEN: noon to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Elsa Uy, 416-493-3333 ext 227, elsa@splc.ca COST: Free Proper posture, lifting and carrying techniques. Altering your habits, positions or your environment to provide a safe and efficient work area. Practicing good body mechanics at all times, not just when you are recovering from pain or injury.

you will learn how to get the most out of life with chronic conditions. For adults of all ages. Registration required.

◗ Thursday, May 16

Health and Wellness Event WHEN: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Mid Scarborough Hub, 2660 Eglinton Ave. E CONTACT: Gary Butler, 416491-2652, scarboroughCARP@gmail. com COST: Admission and parking are free Scarborough CARP Chapter 29 with guest speakers, light refreshments, a 50-50 draw, exhibitors’ tables and guest speakers.

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Teachers needed for ESL school WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church, 4156 Sheppard Ave. E. CONTACT: Alan Willis 416-493-2003 This is for adult students who are interested in learning English. Classes are in the mornings. Teachers are not paid. 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.

Free workshop WHEN: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: 416-4382911 COST: Free The Scarborough Hospital in partnership with TESOC Multicultural Settlement Services hosts a workshop on Immigration and Settlement Issues.

Big Art Book WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Access Point Alliance - Danforth, 3079 Danforth Ave. CONTACT: Susan, 416698-7322 COST: Free Launch of Big Art Book in its 2nd year, which is a digital anthology of writing and visual arts in Scarborough.

Seniors Board Games WHEN: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Albert Campbell District Library, 496 Birchmount Rd. CONTACT: 416-3968890 COST: Free Uno, checkers, Boggle, Scrabble, bingo, Yahtze, Jenga, Monopoly and more. Next session is June 14th.

Jam Session WHEN: 8 to 11 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. CONTACT: J. Haden, 416-2646466 COST: Free Bring an instrument, sing or enjoy the evening. Everyone welcome.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. WHERE: Holy Trinity Guildwood Anglican Church, 85 Livingston Rd. CONTACT: Patricia Hines, 1-866-9715545, www.healthylifeworkshop.ca COST: Free Six-week workshop beginning where

◗ Friday, May 17

Close Knit Drop-In Circle WHEN: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Malvern Family Resource Centre, Women’s Place, 31 Tapscott Rd., Unit B6 CONTACT: 416-293-4664, sbenn@mfrc.org COST: Free A weekly knitting circle for beginner and experienced knitters. Supplies are available for beginners.

Monthly Nutrition Seminars WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Malvern Family Resource Centre, Women’s Place, 31 Tapscott Rd., Unit B6 CONTACT: 416-293-4663, sbenn@mfrc. org COST: Free; registration required In partnership with TAIBU Community Health Centre.

Scarborough Bluffs Sailing Club WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Bluffer’s Park, Brimley Rd. South of Kingston Rd. CONTACT: Kenneth Whalley, 416-268-1393, www.sailingclub.on.ca, school@sailingclub.on.ca COST: Free Open house offer opportunity for free sailboat rides. Learn how to sail. And for registration.

◗ Saturday, May 18

2013 ACCE Diversity Business Forum - Growing Your Business WHEN: noon to 5 p.m. WHERE: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. CONTACT: Karen Ng, 905-479-2802 COST: $15 Success Stories. ACCE Award Winners. Networking; Government resources; 2013 economic forecast; Trade Show; Seminars and more. SOLO Dance Club WHEN: 7 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Cedar Brook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd. CONTACT: Pat, 416447-1537 COST: Free Couples and singles dancing.

◗ Monday, May 20

Agincourt Lawn Bowling WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Agincourt Lawn Bowling Club, 1 Heather Rd. CONTACT: Dudley Phillips, 416284-3937 COST: Free Introduction to lawn bowling with free lessons Mondays at 7 p.m.

◗ Tuesday, May 21

Oral Health of Your Child WHEN: 5 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Morningside Library, 4279 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Zarmeena Khan, 416-707-8259 COST: Free Details on dental decay, visits during infancy, common problems for children and benefit programs available in the community.

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Waterfront Toronto is set to announce the winners of an international public art contest for its three sites in the West Donlands. The planning agency, which has representatives from all three levels of government in its board, has appointed a jury of design experts to judge the submissions for three separate sites along Front Street. Waterfront Toronto, which is also working with the TTC to complete a $100 million renovation of Queens Quay wants the art installations completed in time for the 2015 Pan American Games. Rahul Gupta is the Mirror’s transit reporter. His column runs every Tuesday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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Community members expected on panel >>>from page 1 of physicians and community leaders which “must address the concerns and risks that have been identified by stakeholders” about the plans and report within 90 days. It also ordered other teams to do a six-month study –starting with a “directional report” in 60 days – on possible service mergers between the hospital and the Rouge Valley Health System, plus a 90-day review of how maternal and pediatric care could be shared within Scarborough. Forty eight days later, no members of the panels have been named and nothing has been announced on how the hospital will satisfy the worries of residents or objections from physicians and hospital employees, which appeared widespread before the LHIN intervened. Last week, however, Katie Cronin-Wood, a LHIN spokesperson, said the hospitals and health authority were hoping to announce the panel memberships tomorrow after boards of both hospitals had approved terms of reference

for work the groups will do. On only his second day as CEO, Biron acknowledged his hospital faces many challenges but said “they are far more opportunities than they are challenges.” During a hospital board meeting last Tuesday, he said one community member from each hospital’s catchment area will be appointed by the LHIN to the panel studying integrations between the hospitals. There will be opportunities for the group to consult the community at large, Biron said. As for an integration with Scarborough’s other hospital, TSH Chairperson Stephen Smith said the board five years ago looked at the Centenary campus as a potential partner and broached discussions with RVHS, so the LHIN directive “to us, makes sense.” It was not clear this week, however, whether Smith intends to stay on as chairperson beyond September. Two other board members, Himanshu Sudan and Michael Mueller, the former TSH chairperson, announced

they were leaving the board last Tuesday. Yolanda Yao, a member earlier this year, had already been removed from the list of members. Smith was appointed in September 2011, and could serve until September 2014. One well-placed staffer in the province’s health ministry said she had heard Smith was leaving his post. But after repeated inquiries about whether Smith had resigned, and whether Smith intended to stay for another year or not, a hospital spokesperson could not say what his intentions were. “Steve has not resigned and therefore, he continues to be chair until the chair selection process is implemented in accordance with the by-laws. The board will continue to meet as scheduled to conduct its business,” Toni Adey said in a message yesterday. She said she had been unable to arrange for Smith to answer questions.

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sports schedule TDSB BOYS BASEBALL EAST REGION – VARSITY – TIER 1 TUESDAY MAY 14 w Winston Churchill CI vs. David & Mary Thomson CI (Heron Park, 292 Manse Rd., 1 p.m.) w Winston Churchill CI vs. Sir Oliver Mowat CI (Heron Park, 292 Manse Rd., 3 p.m.) WEDNESDAY MAY 15 w Dr Norman Bethune CI vs. Sir John A Macdonald CI (Wishing Well Park, 1801 Pharmacy Ave., 1 p.m.) w Dr Norman Bethune CI vs. Don Mills CI (Wishing Well Park, 1801 Pharmacy Ave., 3 p.m.) FRIDAY MAY 17 w David & Mary Thomson CI vs. Dr Norman Bethune CI (Heron Park, 292 Manse Rd., 1 p.m.) w Don Mills CI vs. Wexford CI (Wishing Well Park, 1801 Pharmacy Ave., 1 p.m.) w West Hill CI vs. David & Mary Thomson CI (Heron Park, 292 Manse Rd., 3 p.m.) CO-ED VOLLEYBALL – EAST REGION TUESDAY MAY 14 w Quarter Finals#1 - Winston Churchill CI vs. Dr Norman Bethune CI (Dr Norman Bethune CI, 200 Fundy Bay Blvd., 3:30 p,m,) w Quarter Finals#2 - Wexford CI vs. Albert Campbell CI (Albert Campbell CI, 1550 Sandhurst Circle, 3:30 p.m.) w Quarter Finals#3 - L’Amoreaux CI vs. T.B.A. (3:30 p.m.)

active@insidetoronto.com w Quarter Finals#4 - Sir John A Macdonald CI vs. T.B.A. (3:30 p.m.) GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL DISTRICT REGION – VARSITY TUESDAY MAY 14 w West Hill CI vs. Richview CI (Etobicoke CI, 86 Montgomery Rd., 12:30 p.m.) w Woburn CI vs. SATEC @ WA Porter CI (Woburn CI, 2222 Ellesmere Rd., 1 p.m.) w Silverthorn CI vs. Richview CI (Etobicoke CI, 86 Montgomery Rd., 1:45 p.m.) w Silverthorn CI vs. Etobicoke CI (Etobicoke CI, 86 Montgomery Rd., 3 p.m.) WEDNESDAY MAY 15 w Sir John A Macdonald CI vs. Lester B Pearson CI (Agincourt CI, 2621 Midland Ave., 1:30 p.m.) w AY Jackson SS vs. Mary Ward (Agincourt CI, 2621 Midland Ave., 2:45 p.m.) w Agincourt CI vs. Earl Haig SS (Agincourt CI, 2621 Midland Ave., 4 p.m.) THURSDAY MAY 16 w Silverthorn CI vs. RH King Academy (Richview CI, 1738 Islington Ave., noon) w Woburn CI vs. Richview CI (Richview CI, 1738 Islington Ave., 1:30 p.m.) w Etobicoke CI vs. SATEC @ WA Porter CI (Richview CI, 1738 Islington Ave., 2:45 p.m.) BOYS LACROSSE – CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS REGION – VARSITY – TIER 1 TUESDAY MAY 14 w Humberside CI vs. Sir Oliver Mowat CI (Sir

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M a c d o n a l d C o l l e g i a t e ’s Christine Dumbrique, centre, executes a bicycle kick against Mowat Collegiate defenders Rachel Boyd (13) and Charlotte Allen during high school senior girls tier 1 soccer action at Birchmount Stadium on Friday. Mowat went on to win the match 1-0.

BOYS LACROSSE – CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS REGION – VARSITY – TIER 2 TUESDAY MAY 14 w Etobicoke CI vs. Birchmount Park CI (Sir Oliver Mowat CI, 5400 Lawrence Ave. E., 1:30 p.m.) w Agincourt CI vs. Etobicoke CI (Sir Oliver Mowat CI, 5400 Lawrence Ave. E., 2:30 p.m.) w RH King Academy vs. Lakeshore CI (Sir Oliver Mowat CI, 5400 Lawrence Ave. E., 3:30 p.m.)

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UPCOMING GAME Malvern Collegiate takes on David & Mary Thomson CI at David & Mary Thomson on May 16 at 3 p.m. in girls rugby, south/east region, tier 2 action.

GIRLS LACROSSE DISTRICT REGION TUESDAY MAY 14 w Birchmount Park CI vs. Leaside HS (Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI, 145 Guildwood Pky., 12:30 p.m.) w Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI vs. Leaside HS (Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI, 145 Guildwood Pky., 1:45 p.m.) w Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI vs. Wexford CI (Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI, 145 Guildwood Pky., 3 p.m.)

GIRLS RUGBY SOUTH/EAST REGION – TIER 2 TUESDAY MAY 14 w Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI vs. Marc Garneau CI (Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI, 145 Guildwood Pky., 9 p.m.)

w David & Mary Thomson CI vs. Sir Oliver Mowat CI (Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI, 145 Guildwood Pky., 10:30 a.m.)

SPORTS SCHEDULE For the complete schedule, visit www.insidetoronto.com/ scarborough-toronto-onsports/

McDonald’s® Restaurants celebrated their 20th McHappy Day across Canada on May 8th, 2013. children’s charities across the country, that offer services for families such as a “home away from home” and home Since its inception in cooked meals. 1977, the National one-day McDonald’s brought together fundraising event has raised their customers, employees, more than $38 million for suppliers and many other Ronald McDonald House special guests from the Charities®, the Ronald community to create a special McDonald House program event and unique fundraising and local children’s charities initiative that put local politicians, entertainers and across Canada. One dollar from every Big media behind the counter. McDonald’s® Restaurants celebrated their 20th McHappy Day across Canada on May 8th, 2013.

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Team members are Chloe Mellor, Kha Vi An Tran, Adrianna Chiofalo, Samantha Cyrille, Naomi Nash, Valencia Zaborowski, Lauren Wong, Nicole Croft, Christine Vizl and Vivian Zanutel Coaches are Bart Arsenault, Karin Serre, Meshawna MercerTremblay and Kiona MercerTremblay.

Titans Tektonics take bronze medal The Scarborough Titans Tektonics volleyball team earned a bronze medal in the province’s top 13-and-under girls division. The Tektonics won the bronze medal game in straight sets over a team from Leaside. The Tektonics were relegated to the bronze medal game after a tough semifinal loss to

a team from Durham, losing the third and deciding set. They were other wise perfect at the tournament, held April 27 and 28 at RIM Park in Waterloo, winning playoff games over Ottawa and Mississauga and sweeping through their pool over Etobicoke, Oakville and St. Catharines.

The Scarborough team was fourth-ranked going into the tourney after earning two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in four Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) tournaments during the season. Team member Kha Vi An Tran earned the OVA Award of Excellence.

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david nickle agenda NDP leader and TorontoDanforth MP, in terms of his well-known penchant for twowheeled transportation. The committee is being asked by Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher to look at ways to improve cycling infrastructure in the city, in the form of bike lanes, sharrows and bike parking. GO station meeting wMimico

On Thursday, the city’s planning and growth management committee will be looking at a study to relocate the Mimico GO Transit station in south Etobicoke nearer to Park Lawn Road. Currently, the station is located at Royal York Road and Judson Street. The move would bring it 1.5 kilometres further east. The review is a result of Mondelez Canada’s

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Number of schools in McNicoll and Victoria Park area >>>from page 1 variance. He said he later heard the city’s attention was drawn to the school by “miniscule parking issues” involving neighbours and a small lot beside a hydro corridor on the eastern edge of the Victoria Business Centre on McNicoll Avenue. Nizar Fakirani, a lawyer who owns the building housing the school at 1065 McNicoll and has an office on the second floor, also said he doesn’t understand why the school is being targeted while others in the area are not. After Fakirani bought the building four years ago, it was seven or eight months before someone leased the vacant space, and other owners in the complex are still looking for tenants, he said. “There is an abundance of office space in this area,” added Fakirani, who argued the variance the school seeks is a minor one that should be allowed. “If they want to turn this school out of business, how is it going to help?” Alathena, which Huynh said instructs 50 to 60 students a semester in English-as-a-Second-

Language and high school courses on the building’s ground floor, is in the Steeles Employment District. The city says these employment areas can include restaurants, offices, warehouses and some other uses but not schools. Employment Area A variance for Huynh’s school, city staff said in a report to council last week, should be refused because it doesn’t fit the zoning or Official Plan for the property and “could undermine the economic function of the Employment Area.” Scarborough-Agincourt Councillor Mike Del Grande, who moved a motion last week to support the committee’s decision at the OMB, said encroachment on industrial land is a problem and it’s the city’s job to defend such land from inappropriate uses. There are other parts of the city where such schools can go, he said Monday. The townhouse-style complex near Victoria Park Avenue also contains the Canadian Business Skills College of Technology at 1057 McNicoll and, on the second floor of

1025 McNicoll, Pearson International College. An office building on the nearby corner of Victoria Park and McNicoll, the Victoria Business Centre at 3601 Victoria Park, has The Chinese College of Canada on its second floor and Rainbow Education Resources Centre on its third. The directory of another building near the opposite corner on the North York Side, Victoria Park Place at 3550 Victoria Park, boasts no fewer than four schools on two floors - the Ontario International College, Ontario Institute of Technology, Toronto International College and the Toronto Institute of Technology. Huynh said his school has five full-time employees and others teach there on a part-time basis. Since opening the school three years ago, he said, he has started others in North York and Richmond Hill. His lease at 1065 McNicoll is up at the end of May, but Huynh said he doesn’t want to uproot his customer base by moving. “In September, I’m looking at upwards of 80 students,” he said. No date has been set yet for the hearing.

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The City of Toronto says the Alathena International Academy is operating on McNicoll Avenue in violation of city zoning by-laws.


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Put pressure on MPPs for funding Bike station set to for Scarborough subway: councillor roll in at city hall DAVID NICKLE dnickle@insidetoronto.com After a gruelling two-day debate on revenue tools for public transit, Toronto councillors voted to ask the province not to impose nearly all of the fees, taxes and tolls being considered to raise money to the $50-billion Big Move program. At the same time, council voted to ask for significant increases in the transit investment in Toronto, asking the province to replace the aging Scarborough Rapid Transit line with an extension of the Bloor Danforth subway, and build a new “North York Relief Line” along Sheppard Avenue between Downsview Station and Yonge-Sheppard. The debate came after councillors interested in debating revenue tools seized the matter from Mayor Rob Ford’s executive committee. At

the beginning of the debate, it appeared as though Mayor Ford’s desire not to make any recommendations to the provincial agency Metrolinx were thwarted. But on Thursday afternoon, councillors voted to ask the province not to impose all but two of possible revenue tools. Those two — development charges and sales tax — council simply didn’t vote on. “I feel fantastic,” said Ford after the vote. “We fended off the wolves today and saved the taxpayers at least $1,000 a household,” he said. TTC Chair Karen Stintz was lobbying hard to have the matter seized from the executive committee on Wednesday, so that council could have input into what revenue tools the province finally approved. On Thursday, she insisted that the fight was worth it.

“What council has done is we’ve made a statement on the kind of revenue options that we don’t think are in the interest of the city. There’s fourteen eliminated and two we were silent on.” Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor Josh Colle pointed out that council did endorse the general principle of using revenue tools to pay for transit expansion. “Council endorsed revenue tools as something to use,” he said. “When it got down to specifics, there was far less willingness to cite them.” The vote had councillors in Scarborough declaring victory — in that council voted 35-9 in favour of asking the province for an additional $500,000 to replace the Scarborough RT with with a subway rather than light rail. The motion was moved by Scarborough Centre Councillor Glenn

de Baeremaeker and Scarborough Southwest Councillor Michelle Berardinetti. “Councillor Berardinetti and I have been able to move a motion that council has overwhelmingly supported,” said de Baeremaeker. “It’s the first time that this council has endorsed a subway in Scarborough, so we’re thrilled.” Provincial Transportation Minister Glenn Murray and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne may yet have to be convinced. Murray has said recently that there was no will to upgrade the Scarborough RT replacement to a subway. But Berardinetti said it’s up to Scarborough Liberal MPPs to lobby for the upgrade.

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Toronto Council has approved a bike station complete with showers and locker rooms for Nathan Phillips Square, but said no to a proposal by Mayor Rob Ford to look at transforming the reflecting pool at the square into a wading pool for children. The two votes were both rebuffs to Mayor Ford, who opposed the $1.3 million bike station even as he championed the possibility of creating the splash pad, which he’d model after one in Edmonton that he saw during a visit there last year. Ford told council he wanted to see a report on the possibility of altering the historic reflecting pool – which is a skating rink in the winter – and said he wouldn’t support the project if it cost an “enormous” amount of money. Councillors had little time for it. “At the 11th hour, just because you saw something

you think is cool, you want to tear it up again?” said St. Paul’s Councillor Josh Matlow. “Give me a break. This is silliness. Don’t fall into it.” Councillors argued the square already has a water feature for children in the form of nine fountains installed in the concrete to the north of the pond. “We did accommodate water features that children can play in,” said BeachesEast York Councillor Janet Davis, pointing out those fountains cost $1.2 million. “I think it’s foolishness to change the use of this reflecting pool.” Council took a different tack when the question of what to do about a $1.3 million bicycle storage station came up. The station is to be installed in place of 24 spaces in city hall’s underground garage, and Mayor Ford and his brother councillor Doug Ford both opposed it. - David Nickle

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