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A ‘place of play and freedom’ The newly renovated playground in Arlington Parkette has been named after a Portuguese Consul General responsible for saving 30,000 Jews and other refugees from the Nazis. Local dignitaries unveiled a plaque Sunday afternoon at the parkette situated across from the new Leo Baeck Day School South Campus on Arlington Avenue to honour Second World War diplomat and humanitarian Aristides de Sousa Mendes. “Having this playground, a place of play and freedom, is a fitting tribute to a man who enabled so many to escape the Nazi war machine,” said St. Paul’s Councillor Joe Mihevc, who facilitated the naming ceremony in partnership with the city’s parks department and The Leo Baeck Day School. >>>sousa, page 16

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Maria Francelina da Silva, left, and Rachel Schlesinger examine the plaque and monument to Aristides de Sousa Mendes on Sunday at the unveiling of the renovated and re-named Sousa Mendes Playground in Arlington Parkette. Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul general in Bordeaux, France during the Second World War, managed to save more than 30,000 people from the Nazis by issuing them transit visas to Portugal.

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Hemochromatosis: the battle against iron overload FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com Looking back, Kelly Walters suspected something wasn’t quite right in her late teenage years. At 18, her weight skyrocketed and she suffered from depression. She hadn’t had a regu-

lar menstrual cycle in a year. Several years later, at 23, the York resident gave birth to her daughter. A postpartum blood test check-up five weeks later revealed something puzzling; her iron numbers were high, something uncommon for a woman who had just given

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Community connections in Mount Dennis Eglinton Crosstown LRT project has potential to change area for the better, meeting hears RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com

Authority ( TRCA) board member Mike Mattos and York Guardian managing n advocate for commueditor Paul Futhey. The panel nity building is bullish was moderated by The York on the prospects of Guardian’s editor-in-chief the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Peter Haggert. changing Weston and Mount According to Frampton, Dennis for the better. it took some convincing Speaking at a commufor Metrolinx to incorponity meeting presented by rate community benefits The York Guardian and in its plans for the area that Toronto Public Library, Peter includes a 54-acre mainteFrampton said the area once nance and storage facility known for its strong manufor the Crosstown’s light rail vehicles to be located facturing base can reinvent itself around the light rail in the former Kodak factory project. lands near the intersection of Frampton said the project Eglinton Avenue and Black can help the area – for the Creek Drive. first time in decades – create The Crosstown’s western local employment, intentunnel launch shaft is also located near the intersecsification and a renewed streetscape. tion. “I think this is the moment Now that the provincial in time for the transit planning agency is on community we Be a part of the haven’t seen since board to promote discussion. Visit the ’60s , maybe revitalization of this story on our since the Second the area beyond website and share “350 jobs and World War,” said your thoughts in Frampton, execa parking lot”, the comments u t i v e d i re c t o r Frampton said of the Learning Metrolinx will section. Enrichment require contracFo u n d a t i o n , a  bit.ly/19YEqNy tors bidding for local community Crosstown work contracts to meet development conditions benefiting intenagency. “We need to collectively sification, city building and start envisioning Eglinton other community benefits. Avenue.” “It might be cheaper and Frampton was part of a easier for them to put in a three-person panel at Mount maintenance facility but Dennis Public Library speakthere’s no reason why they ing about the communitycan’t free up some land for building potential for Weston some really interesting development,” said Frampton. and Mount Dennis presented Better transit will make by the $4.9-billion Crosstown light rail project. the Weston-Mount Dennis He was joined by Toronto area a “destination” more Region Conser vation than ever with easy access

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concerned how they will be affected by nearly a decade of construction required to complete the light rail line, which has already resulted in lane closures and upheaval to shops along Eglinton West where the western portion of a nine-kilometre tunnel is already being excavated. But with St. Clair Avenue West, where after a painful construction period the completion of a dedicated streetcar lane resulted in more development interest, Futhey was optimistic new business opportunities will come once the Crosstown begins running in 2020. “The point is, the community is changing overall

and there will be an evolution from the current to the future,” he said. “Certainly on St. Clair, you can see intensification is now taking place, now that the dust has cleared, on a rather shockingly fast scale with the number of new businesses, restaurants and bars opening.” The meeting was the last of three taking place along the Eglinton corridor throughout the month. Earlier meetings were held at the Kennedy/Eglinton Library in Scarborough and the Northern Library in midtown. Local resident Patrick Saavedra shared the panel’s optimism for the Crosstown’s

potential. “It will connect the community to the rest of the city,” said Saavedra after the meeting. “There’s a lot of charm in this area that needs to be heightened, and better transit will directly affect that.” Haggert said the feedback from meetings would inspire future coverage by The York Guardian of the Crosstown project. “It will be our jobs to be catalysts for continuing the discussion,” he said.

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eadership is an important skill to acquire in life. However, many people, in particular youngsters in at-risk neighbourhoods do not have as many opportunities to gain those important skills. Thankfully the charitable organization Kids Now has taken up the challenge, offering an afterschool program where youth in grades 7 and 8 can empower themselves and gain confidence. Youth volunteer for the 12-week program and are paired with mentors who help drive home the importance of self-esteem, setting goals, communication, conflict resolution, and stress management. All skills are rooted in making the right choices in our view life, staying in school, and taking part in extra-curricuAfter-school lar activities and volunteerin the community. initiative benefits ingThe last point, though no entire community more special than the others, is one that speaks to how a strong community is created – by everyone being an active part of that community, which helps make that community a better place to live, work, and enjoy life. Kids Now mentors come from all walks of life including corporate employees, university students, and even former Kids Now participants. Kids Now is a chance for corporations, companies, Torontonians and even politicians to become mentors to youth. This is something that would not only help the lives of youth, but create a community, a city where people believe in themselves, which leads to believing in their city and the neighbourhoods they call home. The Kids Now program flourished in several schools in Toronto, in particular St. Luigi Catholic School where students raised funds for Meagan’s Walk, as well as supported a village in Kenya and ran a food and clothing drive to help the less fortunate. It is obvious that giving youth the right skills – leadership being just one – they will take up a challenge and become better citizens. It is now time for mentors of various stripes to help mould even more youth to become all they can be.

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s it just my imagination or is there more work going on during the weekends on Toronto roads than ever before? Construction, resurfacing, maintenance, paving, grinding (whatever that is), concrete de-scaling (whatever THAT is), watermain replacement, railing replacement, bridge repairs, building new TTC tracks, repairing old TTC tracks. The list of stuff may not be endless, but it’s darn close. navigation challenge Throw in marathons, walkathons, assorted otherathons, festivals and events and it can be quite challenging to navigate your way around with all the road closures these days. So what’s a Torontonian to do? The only thing one can do under these trying circumstances: grin and

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY bear it. And to help alleviate the frustration of the inevitable detours awaiting you, I suggest you make a travel plan well in advance so there will be no surprises. The best way find to out what thoroughfares are out of service is online. For those without Internet? Not to worry. Here are this weekend’s key road closures in and around town. 1. That northbound highway entrance ramp you’re expecting to take to get out of the city and away from all the aggravating congestion. 2. The southbound highway exit ramp you’re planning on using to get to your favourite mall. 3. The eastbound lanes on the expressway. That’s if you’re heading east, of

course. 4. If you’re heading west, it’s the westbound lanes on the expressway that are closed, needless to say. construction delays 5. From the intersection of Hey, I Thought That Was Supposed To Be Finished In April and Hey, I That Thought Was Supposed To Be Finished In May to the intersection of Hey, I Thought That Was Supposed To Be Finished In June and Hey, I Thought That Was Supposed To Be Finished In July. 6. That back road you were counting on to get to your job interview on time. 7. That one-way street you were counting on to get to your doctor’s appointment on time. 8. That short cut you were counting on to get to the time-management

seminar on time. 9. That bridge you’ve been taking every weekend for as long as you can remember. 10. That overpass. 11. That underpass. 12. That in-between pass. 13. That street you need to take so you can get grandpa to his local pub where he can watch his beloved Arsenal on the tube. 14. The street you need to take to get your niece to her hockey game. 15. That street, too. 16. That one, too. 17. Definitely, THAT one. 18. Etc. And so on. Alas, also both closed for the next little while, I’m afraid. As if you hadn’t guessed. 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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Seniors Lunch: OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. John’s Anglican Church Weston, 2125 Weston Rd. COST: $7 Hot lunch, door prizes, goodies table. Weekly Barbecue WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-767-0231, legionbr31@yahoo.com Enjoy food at reasonable prices. Find out what Legion Membership is all about. All 19 and older are welcome.

◗ Saturday, Oct. 26

Halloween Dance WHEN: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-767-0231, www.facebook.com/mountdennislegion, legionbr31@ yahoo.com COST: Free Party with DJ Bill DeCaro. Arrive in costume to compete for cash prizes for best male, female and couple. All 19 and older are welcome. Cash bar.

ca COST: Free York West Active Living Centre hosts a candid conversation for men to help design programs specifically for men, including a fitness program and education workshops.

Service of Remembrance WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Rd CONTACT: Branch, 416-767-0231, www.facebook.com/mountdennislegion, legionbr31@yahoo.com COST: Free To honour the memory of the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrafice to achieve the freedom that we enjoy in Canada today. All are welcome.

◗ Saturday, Nov. 2

Annual Church Bazaar WHEN: Noon WHERE: Weston Presbyterian Church, 7 Cross St. CONTACT: Lynn Tucker, 416-2411571 COST: Free Enjoy lunch; shop at the bake, craft, or white elephant tables; maybe win a draw. Lots of parking.

CHECK OUT OUR complete online community calendar by visiting www. yorkguardian.com. Read weeks of listings from your York neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto.

◗ Monday, Oct. 28

Mount Dennis History Series WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Library, 1123 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-394-1008 COST: Free Speaker: James Nugent

◗ Tuesday, Oct. 29

Let’s Talk Business (Books) WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Maria A. Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: 416-394-1000 COST: Free Must-reads for the everyday business person. Learn from entrepreneurs and apply their ideas on your path to success. Additional book copies will be made available for customers to borrow. Call to register.

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◗ Wednesday, Oct. 30

Westlake Brothers Memorial Service WHEN: 3 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Westlake Park, Jasper Avenue and Cliff Street COST: Free Gather to honour the memory of the three Westlake brothers who perished within days of each other in June, 1944 during the Second World War invasion of Normandy, France. All are welcome.

MAS District Library Adult Book Club WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Maria A. Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: ctodd-langille@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Copies of each month’s title are available to be picked up in advance at the library. October’s book is ‘What We All Long For’ by Dionne Brand.

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Men: Be Active Live Healthy WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: York West Active Living Centre, 1901 Weston Rd. CONTACT: Rita Orellana, 416-245-4395, ext. 222, rita@ywalc.

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TACT: 416-394-1000 COST: Free The Adult Literacy Program helps English-speaking individuals improve their basic reading, writing and numeracy skills. This session is geared towards individuals who may know someone needing help, as well as those wanting to volunteer. Call to sign up.

◗ Thursday, Nov. 14

Carol Shaben Author Visit WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Maria A. Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: ,416-3941000 COST: Free Award-winning author Carol Shaben’s book ‘Into the Abyss’ has been recognized as a significant piece of Canadian, creative non-fiction. The evening will include a presentation on ‘how a deadly plane crash changed the lives of a pilot, a politician, a criminal and a cop’ plus a short reading. Call to register.

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orders not to do so,” Petersiel said in a statement. “It is an incredible story with which every Canadian, of Jewish, Portuguese or any descent, must be familiar.” Sousa Mendes had defied a Portuguese order and issued visas allowing thousands to escape the Nazi invasion in France in June 1940. The Sousa Mendes Playground includes junior

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