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Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 27, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Sunset

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 26, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Parrot the Talking bird

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM

A Bunch Green Bananas

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In Writing (all kinds) on April 24, 2017 at 3:00 AM

African Produce

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 24th APRIL – 30th APRIL )

In Writing (all kinds) on April 24, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April )It is a very positive time for you and an excellent opportunity to strengthen relationships of all kinds and you will enjoy the company of others at this time. At this time you may be feeling full of wisdom.  You are asked to share this wisdom, along with your knowledge and experience, with others. The time is right for soul-searching and discovery of the inner-realms.  Success and happiness is on its way into your life. You may meet a loving woman who will be influential. Favourable Date : April 28. Favourable Colors : Blue & Brown

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May )It is time to know your priorities and requisites, and work towards them. Take elements within your situation and juggle them until they settle into a more suitable formation.  When seeking love or anything else in your life, don’t look externally for fulfilment. Take the time to know, love, and appreciate yourself before you try to assimilate other ‘loves’ or any type of passionate venture into your life. You need to be aware of what your priorities are apart from what the heat of the moment tells you. Favourable Date : April  29. Favourable Colors : Yellow & Red.

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June )You have completed a phase within a larger cycle. You have reached a place of balance where everything ‘feels right’. You have succeeded in uniting mind, body, and spirit. You have reached a state of mind which allows you to see everything clearly. An opportunity has been presented to you; you’d do well to take it. Determine what your desired outcome or goal is and dedicate yourself to achieving it.  Relationship has reached a logical point of conclusion and may culminate in marriage. If you are single, you may find compatible love match soon. Favourable Date :  April 27 Favourable Colors :  Yellow & Red. Read the rest of this entry »

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 23, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Spanish food 2

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 22, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Fine Italian food gallery 5

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 22, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Greek "Feta" cheese 4

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 21, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Granville Island Market, Vancouver 4

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 20, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Churros

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 19, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Chicken Wrap

[TPS] – Police Cars Reaching End of Lifecycle, Opportunity to Engage on New, Fresh Design, Survey Open Until May 9, 2017

In Writing (all kinds) on April 18, 2017 at 8:09 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Police Cars Reaching End of Lifecycle, Opportunity to Engage on New, Fresh Design, Survey Open Until May 9, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 8:06 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

As of today, members of the public are invited to complete an online survey and influence the next design of frontline cars.

The Toronto Police Service has more than 700 cars used for frontline policing and as they reach the end of their lifecycles, they need to be replaced. The current design – white with red and blue stripes – has been around since the mid-80’s.

It’s time for a change.

Available until May 9, 2017, the survey can be accessed here. Please take the time and share your opinions with us.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications

There are no files attached to this release.

My Books for Librarians to Purchase and for You to Borrow From the Library

In Writing (all kinds) on April 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Library Services of Canada

Toronto Public Library

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 18, 2017 at 3:00 AM

dried dates

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 17, 2017 at 3:00 AM

French Food

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS FOR ( 17th April – 23rd April )

In Writing (all kinds) on April 17, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April )It is a very positive time for you and an excellent opportunity to strengthen relationships of all kinds and you will enjoy the company of others at this time. At this time you may be feeling full of wisdom.  You are asked to share this wisdom, along with your knowledge and experience, with others. The time is right for soul-searching and discovery of the inner-realms.  Success and happiness is on its way into your life. You may meet a loving woman who will be influential. Favourable Date : April 17 Favourable Colors : Blue & Brown

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May )It is time to know your priorities and requisites, and work towards them. Take elements within your situation and juggle them until they settle into a more suitable formation.  When seeking love or anything else in your life, don’t look externally for fulfilment. Take the time to know, love, and appreciate yourself before you try to assimilate other ‘loves’ or any type of passionate venture into your life. You need to be aware of what your priorities are apart from what the heat of the moment tells you. Favourable Date : April  22 Favourable Colors : Yellow & Red.

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June )You have completed a phase within a larger cycle. You have reached a place of balance where everything ‘feels right’. You have succeeded in uniting mind, body, and spirit. You have reached a state of mind which allows you to see everything clearly. An opportunity has been presented to you; you’d do well to take it. Determine what your desired outcome or goal is and dedicate yourself to achieving it.  Relationship has reached a logical point of conclusion and may culminate in marriage. If you are single, you may find compatible love match soon. Favourable Date :  April 19 Favourable Colors :  Yellow & Red. Read the rest of this entry »

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 16, 2017 at 3:00 AM

japanese food

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 15, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Mexican Food

[TPS] – Missing woman located, Queen Street East and Leslie Street area, Mui Ly, 92

In Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2017 at 9:46 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Missing woman located, Queen Street East and Leslie Street area, Mui Ly, 92

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 9:29 PM
55 Division
416-808-5500

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing woman.

Mui Ly, 92, was last seen on Friday, April 14, 2017, at 8 a.m., in the Queen Street East and Leslie Street area.

Click here for original release.

She was located on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable John Blair, 55 Division

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Missing woman, Queen Street East and Leslie Street area, Mui Ly, 92

In Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2017 at 7:05 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Missing woman, Queen Street East and Leslie Street area, Mui Ly, 92

Friday, April 14, 20176:45 PM
55 Division
416-808-5500

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing woman.

Mui Ly, 92, was last seen on Friday, April 14, 2017, at 8 a.m., in the Queen Street East and Leslie Street area.

She is described as 5’4″, approximately 125 lbs, shoulder-length grey hair. She was last seen wearing a winter jacket, black-and-red sweater, dark-green pants, and black boots. She speaks Cantonese and very limited English.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable John Blair, 55 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Inukshuk

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 13, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Chinese Dim Sum 1

Elections, Volunteer Callout & Updates!

In Writing (all kinds) on April 12, 2017 at 9:10 PM
VOLUNTEER CALLOUT – BSA’s ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE!


Hello everyone! The Black Students’ Association at UofT is looking for some dedicated students to join the BSA’s Annual High School Conference Volunteer Team!

ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE:
Annually, the Black Students’ Association hosts a high school conference with a mandate to motivate and inspire black high school students in Toronto to envision post-secondary education as a possibility. This year, as we remain dedicated to our cause, we are happy to announce that the 2017 conference theme is “Know Yourself”!

WHEN: Tuesday May 2nd 2017
TIME: 9am – 2pm
WHERE: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education ( 252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6)

WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU?
We’re seeking 30 volunteers to lead workshops, 15 volunteers to lead student groups, and 5 volunteers for event support. This is your chance to participate in BSA’s most important event of the year, and an opportunity to gain some skills in workshop leading!

PSA: Volunteers are required to attend a training day! Please contact us if you have any conflicts or concerns with the dates available.

INTERESTED?
Email us at uoftbsaconference@gmail.com to register to be one of our volunteers!

Link to Sign Up For Training:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehVeSkO3r58MZaBR7mqA_Wr9nd6325mi8mF1BXfc1KDDKevg/viewform?usp=sf_link

JOIN THE BSA EXEC! ELECTIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 EXECUTIVE ARE HERE! 
Nominations for ALL POSITIONS are underway, please complete the nomination package by April 20th, 2017 to ensure your candidacy. 

As you know, the BSA has had a wonderful year and we want to continue in this light for the upcoming 2017/2018 school year!

We are looking for strong, dedicated students to help sustain the BSA legacy. A word of advice: The Black Students’ Association is a serious commitment and is comprised of hard-working, passionate individuals that do a lot of great work on the U of T campus. Those simply utilizing the BSA for personal gain (i.e. building your resume) should NOT apply. While the BSA undoubtedly provides a number of great opportunities, it is a serious responsibility and should be treated as such.

IMPORTANT: The elections process is detailed in the attached file. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE NOMINATION FORM & CANDIDATE PARAGRAPH BEFORE THE FINAL DATE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Link to Nomination Package: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/273edf2b698445c7b6bf5f04c/files/bf7a3e63-2c6e-461e-aecd-ce111e4591b9/NEW201718_BSA_Nomination_Package.docx

SAVE THE DATE: “BLACKOUT – BSA’s ANNUAL END OF YEAR PARTY” 
APRIL 28th – More Details to Come. 
Copyright © 2017 UofT Black Students Association, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you have subscribed to the UofT Black Students Association (BSA) Newsletter.

Our mailing address is:

UofT Black Students Association

40 Willcocks st.
Office 500Q

Toronto, On M5S 1C6

Canada

Vretta Inc. and Help with Math by Anand Karat

In Writing (all kinds) on April 12, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Check it out! Help with Math by Anand Karat!

https://www.vretta.com/

[TPS] – Toronto Police Service celebrates International Day of Pink with students

In Writing (all kinds) on April 12, 2017 at 10:47 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Toronto Police Service celebrates International Day of Pink with students

Wednesday, April 12, 20179:59 AM
Divisional Policing Support Unit
416-808-7100

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the students at Agincourt Collegiate Institute, and Mayor John Tory, celebrated the International Day of Pink by highlighting student-based, anti-bullying initiatives and an awareness video created by members of the Service’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer (LGBTQ) Internal Support Network.

Students at Agincourt Collegiate Institute have been spending the last several weeks developing anti-bullying campaigns and displayed them for the first time at the celebration. Projects included dance and singing performances, videos and other presentations by various student groups.

“The Toronto Police Service has made significant strides working with the LGBTQ communities. One of our proudest moments is celebrating the International Day of Pink,” said Deputy Chief Jim Ramer. “We will always have more work to do and we look forward to listening to these students and learning about new ways to rally behind LGBTQ youth, not just today but every day.”

“I am proud to lead a city which is seen around the world as a leader in recognizing, respecting, legislating, upholding and, as much as anything else, celebrating LGBTQ rights,” said Mayor John Tory. “But that doesn’t mean we are perfect. There is still too much bullying and discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and that’s why the Day of Pink is so important. I want to commend the work students at Agincourt Collegiate Institute are doing around anti-bullying initiatives and setting an example for the rest of us.”

The International Day of Pink started when a Nova Scotia teen was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. His fellow students rallied – by all wearing pink – and showed their solidarity against LGBT-based discrimination.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the following community partners for their support and dedication in making this year’s International Day of Pink event a success:

– Toronto Police Service LGBTQ Community Consultative Committee
– Agincourt Collegiate Institute
– Toronto District School Board
– Amazing Party Store
– You Can Play Project

For anyone who is a victim of bullying, has witnessed bullying, or is a bully, there are resources available. Please visit any of the following websites for support:

Toronto PFLAG
Kids Help Phone
Supporting Our Youth.
The 519 Community Centre
Egale Canada

For more information:

Meaghan Gray
TPS Corporate Communications
647-530-8911

Ryan Bird
TDSB Corporate Communications
416-540-4449

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications

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Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 12, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Food 3

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 11, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Woman walking

SWIMMING

In Writing (all kinds) on April 10, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Swimming is a great form of exercise, however unless you are swimming in a fresh water lake and/or the sea, if you are swimming in a chlorinated pool – you need to protect your hair or the chlorine will ruin it.

Neutrogena puts out a great Anti-Residue shampoo that will help to completely cleanse your hair after you have gone swimming. Prior to swimming, I would recommend that you use a very heavy leave-in conditioner of your choice in order to protect your hair and please do not forget to wash your hair as soon as you can in a comfortable environment after you have finished the joy of swimming. It is a wonderful activity to be involved in and just some precautions to keep your hair looking good will ensure that you do not need to stop this enjoyable activity because of what it is doing to your skin and hair. Read the rest of this entry »

What to Do With These Oils for Maximum Effect?

In Writing (all kinds) on April 9, 2017 at 3:00 AM

The best way to use the oils for maximum effect is to combine all of the oils that you know will have the best effect for your hair. There are also many other oils that I have not mentioned so you may want to do more research about this and as I come up with more oils I will also add to the list.

For financial reasons and since oils can be expensive you may only want to invest in the cost of the oils that are the best for your hair type. You should purchase a clear or opaque spray bottle from a store such as the Dollar Store and add the oils about half way in the bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with water. Each time that you use the oil and water combination, make sure that you shake the bottle so that the oil and water are well combined.

Oil and water do mix. You just need to shake the combination of the oil and the water and then it will mix. This will add the best effect for your hair with the oils and the water and keep your hair very healthy. Do not forget to also massage your scalp daily to promote hair growth.

USING HEAT

In Writing (all kinds) on April 8, 2017 at 3:00 AM

I understand that some people just must use heat. After washing their hair, their hair needs to be dry fast and I understand that the fastest way to dry your hair is to use heat.

What I do is to let my hair air dry. I really find this to be the best thing to do.

Heat can be really, really damaging to every single type of hair. I do understand that if you just absolutely need to use your hair dryer – then, yes, please do continue to use it.

I have found that it is best that if you can resist heat, do so. Heat does come in handy if you have a heating cap and you can add a combination of the oils mentioned above for your hair type and go for a hot oil treatment with the heating cap in order to nourish your hair further. So, I am not completely against heat.

YOUR ENDS

In Writing (all kinds) on April 7, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Thinking that you need to cut the ends of your hair when they are becoming frazzled is a myth. All you need to do is to apply oils and creams to the end of your hair and condition them well, perhaps a hot oil treatment that focuses on your ends and they will repair.

If you are looking for a good-looking haircut, this is a different story. Yes, of course, you would need to get a good haircut for these purposes. However, if you are looking to grow your hair to lengths which are beyond your dreams – do not, I repeat – do not cut the ends of your hair. Simply condition them as required when you see that your ends need extra care and extra attention. That is all those frazzled ends are telling you. Read the rest of this entry »

List of Natural Hair Oils Good for Black Folk and Anyone with Naturally Super Curly Hair and What The Oils Do

In Writing (all kinds) on April 6, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Almond oil: (basically the same as sweet almond oil), this oil is an essential component to have in your personal apothecary of oils in order to condition your hair.

Amla oil – this oil is what women of Indian descent use on their hair. If you have any Indian in your bloodstream, it is worth it to use this oil.

Argan oil – very good if your hair is a little off-black in colour and/or more brown. Read the rest of this entry »

The Growth of Black Hair

In Writing (all kinds) on April 5, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Black folk, we know, we tend to be particularly susceptible to all of the media hype that surrounds the lies from the haircare industry that a product will make your hair grow. I tell you, I can tell you myself – I have heard it all!

When I was in high school I had a friend of mine who told me that dirt will make your hair grow. Just recently, within the past few years, I had a lover tell me to wash my hair once a month. Yes, he was well-meaning and I listened for a while until my hair felt so bloody nasty that I knew something wrong was going on.

I have had established hairdressers from actually very good salons in the city of Toronto tell me that Coca-Cola has potassium in it and will grow your hair. Fair enough – I do drink Cola because Coca-Cola is too expensive and Cola is basically the same thing so there could be something to that. Read the rest of this entry »

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 4, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Gavel

With this Ring Movie Event in Montréal, Canada

In Writing (all kinds) on April 3, 2017 at 11:55 AM
Ameesha Joshi invited you to With This Ring‘s event
With This Ring | Montreal Premiere
Monday, April 3 at 7 PM
Concordia University – Hall Building in Montreal, Quebec
Going
Interested
Not Interested
Back to where it all began! We’re thrilled to be finally showing our film in Montreal AND at Concordia University. We first met while studying at Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and starte…

[ontario.ca/finance] Interest Rates

In Writing (all kinds) on April 3, 2017 at 11:32 AM
Ontario Ministry of Finance

Interest Rates

The Ontario Ministry of Finance announced today the interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the ministry and to any amounts the ministry owes to individuals and corporations. By law, the interest rates are reset every three months.

Interest rates for April 1 to June 30, 2017

  • 6% on taxes owed to the ministry
  • 0% on taxes overpaid
  • 3% on taxes or refunds individuals and corporations are eligible for as a result of a successful appeal or objection
  • 3% on late International Fuel Tax Agreement payments
  • 3% on International Fuel Tax Agreement refunds the ministry has not paid within 90 days

For more information visit:

ontario.ca/taxinterestrates

Questions?
feedback.fin@ontario.ca or call 1 866 ONT-TAXS (1 866 668-8297)

Follow us on Twitter: @ONFinance

[ontario.ca/finance] GAINS Benefit Rate Tables

In Writing (all kinds) on April 3, 2017 at 11:21 AM
Ontario Ministry of Finance

Changes to the GAINS Benefit Rate Tables

Benefit period: April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

The GAINS rate tables have been updated to provide a ready reference of OAS/GIS/GAINS payments at specified levels of private income, depending on a senior’s status e.g., single or couple.

Guaranteed Income Level

  • Single pensioners: $1,525.62 monthly ($18,307.44 annually)
  • Qualified couples, per person: $1,181.70 monthly ($14,180.40 annually)

Read all about GAINS and view the GAINS Benefit Rate Tables

Questions?
feedback.fin@ontario.ca or call 1 866 ONT-TAXS (1 866 668-8297)

Follow us on Twitter: @ONFinance

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 3rd April – 10th April )

In Writing (all kinds) on April 3, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March–19 April ) – Good energy is with you for communicating, learning, and sharing. Your higher mind is expanding, and you might be considering broadening your knowledge in a more informal manner. You exude more confidence and tend to be more robust. This is a generally favorable time to take the initiative. Outdoors activities appeal more than ever, and an opportunity to travel somewhere exotic could drop into your lap. Relationships begun now are sensual, possessive, comfortable, potentially long-lasting, stable, dependable and loyal. . As long as egos don’t interfere, love will reign. Favorable Date : April 4 Favorable Colors : Red & White

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – Emotions are felt strongly this week, and life seems a little more colorful as a result. You can be more in touch with how you feel about recent and current events as well as future plans. At this time you come across in an appealing, charming, openly affectionate manner which is likely to win you new friends and admirers. You make an excellent first impression now. Your vitality is good, you take more time for personal hobbies and you enjoy life with less stress. Favorable Date : April 9  Favorable Colors : Blue & White

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – You are more determined to achieve your personal goals and more strategic in the manner you go about doing so. Do your best to create something tangible out of your ideas. Your own values or way of expressing love and affection may differ from someone you encounter now, but because you are willing to please and smooth over differences, all is apt to turn out well. Finding a happy medium between filling your responsibilities and satiating your desire for experience and excitement may be challenging, but doable with some patience and self-awareness. Favorable Date : April 8 Favorable Colors : Blue &Yellow Read the rest of this entry »

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 3, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Old goat tells a story

Picture of the Day

In Writing (all kinds) on April 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Laughing plant

Laura Albanese – York South-Weston

In Writing (all kinds) on April 1, 2017 at 5:06 PM

CONSTITUENCY
OFFICE ADDRESS

99A Ingram Dr.
Toronto, ON M6M 2L7
PHONE: 416-243-7984
WEBSITE

April 2017 eNewsletter Highlights


What’s Inside:

  • Metrolinx to Build an Innovative Battery Backup System for Eglinton Crosstown
  • Update on Construction of local Eglinton Crosstown Stations
  • Drive Clean Fees Gone as of April 1st, 2017
  • Applications for the new OSAP are now Open
  • Ontario to Lower Electricity Bill by 25%
  • New Financial Eligibility Threshold for Legal Aid Ontario
  • Challenge Friends and Neighbours to Plant a Tree
  • Give Your Input on the Reading Garden at the Mount Dennis Library
  • St. Clair West Services for Seniors Looking for Meals on Wheels Drivers
  • Happening in York South-Weston

Metrolinx to Build an Innovative Battery Backup System for Eglinton Crosstown

Good news for the residents of York South-Weston!

The Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, visited York South-Weston last Tuesday, to announce that Ontario, through our transit agency Metrolinx, has partnered with Toronto Hydro to deliver an alternative agency solution for the Eglinton Crosstown’s back-up power facility. The new solution will be a battery energy storage system that will support both the needs of the community and the new LRT line. This will replace the previous plan to deliver a natural gas powered facility.

I am very pleased that the concerns of the community have been heard and that the new solution respects both our community and the needs of the new LRT. I had been working closely with our local Councillors – in particular Councillor Frances Nunziata, who had put forward a motion at City Hall. Together we advocated at our respective levels of government to bring about a clean and innovative result. I am glad we were listened to.

Please view the article published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Toronto Star: click here


Update on Construction of local Eglinton Crosstown Stations

Here in an update on the construction work taking place in our area for the future Caledonia Station, Keelesdale Station and Mount Dennis Station:

Caledonia Station:

  • Excavation is on-going
  • Crews are continuing with shoring of the station box
  • Installation of dewatering system is also on-going

Keelesdale Station:

As part of the continued traffic staging set up for support of excavation work at Keele/Trethewey Drive and Eglinton Avenue West traffic, restrictions have been changed.

To support temporary shoring and excavation work for the Keelesdale Station, crews will be shifting traffic lanes to the east side of the intersection at Keele Street/Trethewey Drive and Eglinton Avenue West.

Mount Dennis Station:

  • Crews are continuing with the demolition of the retaining wall on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, from Keelesdale Drive to Photography Drive, to make way for the secondary entrance of the future Mount Dennis LRT Station.
  • Work on the Station box is approximately 90% complete.

Drive Clean Fees Gone as of April 1st, 2017

As of April 1, 2017, the initial Drive Clean emissions test for light-duty vehicles (most cars, vans, SUVs and light trucks) for registration renewal will be free. Motorists will still be required to bring their older vehicles in for testing and pay for any required repairs.

The fee will continue to be paid by the consumer for second and third retests conducted after a vehicle fails its initial free test and for heavy-duty vehicles.

The $30 Drive Clean initial test fee is being eliminated to help reduce the burden on individual vehicle owners.


Applications for the new OSAP are now Open

Applications for the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for the 2017-2018 school years have now opened.

OSAP helps you pay for college or university. To make college and university more affordable, the new Ontario Student Assistance Program is now available to students, both full time and part time, and for qualifying adult learners, so that they can go back to school and upgrade their skills.
Starting in the 2017-18 school year, you can receive up to:

  • $13,260, if you are a full-time single student
  • $22,440, if you are a married student or sole-support parent

Next year, OSAP will give you enough grants to cover the average cost of tuition if:

  • your parents earn $50,000 or less per year
  • you’re going to study full-time
  • you’re attending a publicly assisted college or university, and
  • you meet the eligibility requirements for OSAP

Many students from middle-income families will receive grants that exceed the value of their tuition.
Some students who meet these requirements may not get free tuition, including students who:

  • have enough money to cover their tuition (e.g. savings, RESPs or scholarships)
  • have already received their lifetime limit for the Ontario Tuition Grant

If you finished high school four or more years ago, you can qualify for more grants to go back to school and upgrade your skills.
Find how much you could get using our calculator.


Ontario to Lower Electricity Bills by 25%

The Province is planning to lower electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring.

Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with this 25 per cent break. Many small businesses and farms would also benefit from the initiative. ‎People with low incomes and those living in eligible rural communities would receive even greater reductions to their electricity bills. As part of this plan, rate increases over the next four years would be held to the rate of inflation. These measures include the eight per cent rebate introduced in January and build on previously announced initiatives to deliver broad-based rate relief on all electricity bills.

If you are a low-income consumer, help is available now through the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP). Electricity consumers can apply online and could receive $360-$425 off per year on your bills. If you have other unique electricity requirements, including electric heating, a medical device that uses a lot of electricity, you could receive an extra $45-$75 off per year on your bills.
Should you require any further information on OESP, please call our Community Office at: 416-243-7984.


New Financial Eligibility Threshold for Legal Aid Ontario

As of April 1st, more people qualify for affordable access to legal services. The financial eligibility threshold for legal aid has been increased by another six per cent which will allow about 140,000 more people to be eligible to receive the legal services they need.

the annual income eligibility threshold for an individual goes from $12,863 to $13,635. Legal services are provided in such areas as criminal, family, immigration, mental health and poverty law.

For more information please visit legal aid financial eligibility guidelines.


Challenge Friends and Neighbours to Plant a Tree 

Ontario is partnering with families, community organizations and businesses across the province to reach its goal of planting six million trees this year to promote cleaner air and help fight climate change. Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge calls on the public to get involved in making the province a greener, cleaner place to live.

The initiative is supported by Forests Ontario, and honours Ontario’s 150th anniversary. Each year, Ontario plants approximately three million trees under its 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP), and this year our government is challenging the public to match its target in 2017.

Individuals, organizations and businesses can participate by planting a tree, participating in a community tree planting event or making a donation to have a tree planted on their behalf, and can track their progress at greenleafchallenge.ca. The website allows people to register their trees on an interactive map and access resources, support and events in their communities.

A YouTube video on Forest Ontario’s channel gives a quick tour of the site and how tree registration works, click here to view the video.


Give Your Input on the Reading Garden at the Mount Dennis Library

The Mount Dennis Library, Mount Dennis Community Association and the residents are hoping to enhance the Reading Garden at the Mount Dennis Library. They are running a survey and would appreciate your input.

Please click here to participate.


St. Clair West Services for Seniors Looking for Meals on Wheels Drivers

WE NEED YOU AND YOUR CAR!

St. Clair West Services for Seniors (Keele and Eglinton) has immediate openings for Meals on Wheels drivers with their own vehicles.  Positions available Monday to Fridayfrom 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Deliver meals and provide a security check.  Mileage allowance.  Your contribution will make a difference.

For more information contact Cheryl Browne, Coordinator of Volunteers 416-787-2114 x 207.


Happening in York South-Weston

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Spring Clean-up in Mount Dennis
10:00 a.m. onward, meet at Bartonville Avenue West & Jane Street
Mount Dennis Community Association will be hosting a spring cleanup at Jane & Pinehill ravine edges, come out and volunteer to make our ravines look great and clean.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Progressive Euchre
7:00 p.m. onward, at 1050 Weston Road
Mount Dennis Legion Branch 31

Entry fee is $6. Registration at 7:00 p.m. Play 10 games which begin at 7:30 p.m. Cash prizes. Cash Bar.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Open Cribbage Tournament
11:30 a.m. onward, at 1050 Weston Road
Mount Dennis Legion Branch 31 

Entry fee $25 per two person team. Early registration by March 24th guarantees “sitting team” placement. Lots of cash prizes. Cash bar & snack bar. Registration on tournament day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Play 10 games which begin at 12:30 p.m. sharp.
For entry forms please e-mail legionbr31@yahoo.com

Monday, April 3, 2017
Mount Dennis Eco-Neighbourhood Meeting

7:00 p.m. onward, at 1123 Weston Road
Mount Dennis Public Library

The Mount Dennis Community Association is holding a public meeting regarding the progress toward becoming a sustainable neighbourhood. The meeting will include a presentation by a Community Energy Planner from the City of Toronto who will review the work underway to make Mount Dennis the City’s first Net Zero community.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Minds in Motion
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at 2562 Eglinton Avenue West
St. Clair West Services for Seniors

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto will be hosting this program that combines physical activity as well as mental and social stimulation for individuals living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners. The program runs two hours per week for eight weeks and offers a great environment to establish new friendships with others who are living the same experiences. Coffee break with refreshments is provided. Cost: Free. Please note that all events are scent-free.
To Register: Register online at www.alz.to or contact Remy Sookhai at 416-640-6317

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Weston Historical Society April General Meeting
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., at 2245 Lawrence Avenue West
The Village of Humber Heights Etobicoke Retirement Home

Guest speaker Dr. Robert Galway will speak about “The Tretheway Model Farm and Plaque Project.” Location is wheelchair accessible.
For more information, emailwestonhistoricalsociety@rogers.com or call:416-243-2610

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Alzheimer Society Toronto Workshop – Dementia 101
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at 2562 Eglinton Avenue West, Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Suite 202
St. Clair West Services for Seniors

This workshop will provide family caregivers with an overview of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on the importance of early diagnosis and illustrate the progression of the disease. Please note that all events are scent-free. To Register: Register online at www.alz.to or contact Remy Sookhai at 416-640-6317

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Spring Clean-up in Mount Dennis
10:00 a.m. – onwards, meet at the west end of Glenvalley Drive

Mount Dennis Community Association will be hosting a spring clean-up at Somerville & Sunnybrae ravine edges.

Sunday April 9, 2017
Memorial Service for 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge
2:00 p.m. – onwards, at 1050 Weston Road
Mount Dennis Legion Branch 31

Service followed by allowed Support our Troops fundraiser at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Child Care Seat Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at 200 Trethewey Drive
12 Division

Drop-Ins welcome. For more information or to register, please visit: www.torontocarseatclinic.ca

Monday, April 10, 2017
Expression through Music and Rhythm – Alzheimer Society Toronto Dance Therapy
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., at 2562 Eglinton Avenue West, Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Suite 202
St. Clair West Services for Seniors

Dance/Movement therapy is a person-centered holistic practice. It allows for the exploration of the connection between mind and body as a creative outlet for self-expression. With the use of music and rhythm we will explore movement in a fun, engaging and meaningful way. This session is for people in the early stages of dementia and their family caregivers. It is an opportunity to experience the joy of dance and music. This session is led by a certified dance therapist. Please wear comfortable clothing. Please note that all events are scent-free. Cost: This is a FREE event. To Register: Register online at www.alz.to or contact Remy Sookhai at 416-640-6317

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Spring Clean-up in Mount Dennis
10:00 a.m. onward, meet at Weston and Dora Spencer Road

Mount Dennis Community Association will be hosting a spring clean-up at Dora Spencer & Portage Gardens Park.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12 Division – Community Police Liaison Meeting 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at 200 Trethewey Drive
Community Police Liaison Committees (CPLC) are made up of community volunteers and police service representatives from the local division’s geographical area. Each committee is inclusive to reflect the demographics of the local community.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Karaoke Night
8:30 p.m. onward, 1050 Weston Road
Mount Dennis Legion Branch 31

Join their host Peter deBruin in the club room. Cash Bar available.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Spring Clean-up in Mount Dennis
10:00 a.m. onward, meet at Lambton and Astoria Avenue

Mount Dennis Community Association will be hosting a spring clean-up at Lambton & Astoria ravine edges.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Spring Clean-up at Rockcliffe-Smythe
11: 00 a.m. onward, meet at Jane Street and Haney Avenue

The Rockliffe-Smythe Community Association will be hosting a spring clean-up at Haney Park.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Frontlines’ 30th Anniversary Dinner
6:00 p.m. onward, at 50 St. Phillip Road
Weston Golf Club

Frontlines will celebrate 30 years of being part of the community; Frontlines provides services for children and youth in York South-Weston. Tickets are still available on the website www.frontlinesto30.eventbrite.ca. Or contact Carol Latimer, for more information atcarol.latimer@sympatico.ca.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Official Opening of the York Recreational Community Centre
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 115 Black Creek Drive
York Recreation Community Centre

The centre is located at 115 Black Creek Drive, on the southeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Black Creek Drive. There are over 100 parking spaces for residents using the facility. Once complete, the Eglinton subway extension will be just steps away.
York Recreation Centre is a centre where programs are free. They will be offering programming for the following age categories:

  • early child
  • child
  • youth
  • adult
  • older adult
  • families participating together

Programs will be offered in:

  • Aquatics
  • Arts
  • Camps
  • Clubs/Special Interest
  • Early Years
  • Fitness
  • Sports

For more information, please call 416-392-9675.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Doubles Darts (Blind Draw)
7:00 p.m. onward, at 1050 Weston Road
Mount Dennis Legion Branch 31

Entry fee $3. Registration at 7:00 p.m. Play begins at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Councillor Frances Nunziata’s Community Environment Day
2:00 p.m. onward, at Eglinton Flats

One (1) load of compost will be delivered.
Don’t miss this year’s Ward 11 Environment Day where residents are able to pick up free green bins and kitchen containers (with proof of new residency in the last 90 days or in exchange for a damaged bin), free leaf compost, drop off items for recycling or proper disposal (such as electronics) and donate items for reuse. For more information on what you can/cannot bring visit www.toronto.ca/environment_days.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Spring Clean-up in Mount Dennis
10:00 a.m. onward, meet at Emmett and Verona Avenue

Mount Dennis Community Association will be hosting a spring clean-up at Emmett Avenue.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
17th Annual Spring Crafts & Flea Market
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1050 Weston Road
Mount Dennis Legion Branch 31

Sale features a Mothers’ Day theme with 40 Vendors, a Silent Auction, Snack Bar, book room & flea market. Lots of great ideas & gifts for Mothers’ Day. All are welcome!



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[TPS] – Murali Muthyalu, 37, charged with Witchcraft, Extortion and Fraud

In Writing (all kinds) on March 30, 2017 at 11:08 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Murali Muthyalu, 37, charged with Witchcraft, Extortion and Fraud

Thursday, March 30, 201711:04 AM
55 Division
416-808-5500

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in an ongoing Fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

– during February and March 2017, a man advertised his services as an astrologer and psychic

– a 44-year-old man attended his business for psychic services and was told a sick family member had been the victim of an evil spirit

– the man was charged $101,000 to remove this evil spirit

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Murali Muthyalu, 37, a visitor from India, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) Practise Witchcraft
2) Fraud Over $5,000
3) Extortion

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10 a.m., room 501.

The man allegedly used an alias of Master Raghav. Anyone having dealings with this man is requested to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Jonathan Morrice, 55 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

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