Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Gypsy Moth Spraying Dates

The second spray for the seven Etobicoke spray areas listed below is scheduled to take place on
 Thursday, May 30 between 5 and 7:30 a.m.:
Humber Valley Golf Course
Valecrest Road and North Drive
The Kingsway - Edenbridge Drive
Thorncrest Road
Herne Hill
Princess Margaret Boulevard - Kipling Avenue Royal York Road and The Kingsway

Monday, 27 May 2013

Humbertown plaza revamp opposed by Doug Ford

Coun. Doug Ford opposed a major redevelopment plan for Etobicoke's Humbertown Shopping Centre on Monday, backing many residents who say the plan does not fit with their neighbourhood.
Ford said a plan to expand retail and build several condos and townhouses at the plaza located at 270 The Kingsway, would "destroy the area" that he visits every day.
His comments drew applause from dozens of residents who also oppose the development plan.
Jill Tyndall, who has lived and worked in that area of Etobicoke for more than a decade, agrees that the plaza could use a facelift.
"It could use a refurbish, I don't think people deny that," Tyndall said.
However, Tyndall doesn't approve of the proposed massive overhaul.
The developer's current application proposes a mixed-use development that would result in a commercial base as well as condominiums and townhouses.
But residents say there is too much traffic already, with some expressing concern that adding five condos to the area will only add to the congestion.
"Is the infrastructure here? Can the roads handle it?" Jim Kourniotis said.
The redevelopment will also feature a new and expanded retail component on the vacant parking lot off Royal York Road, north of Dundas Street.
This means businesses, like Humbertown Jewellers, would have to move across the street.
"Will it affect us? Sure. But hopefully once we're in, it will be a positive, " Douglas Youngson of Humbertown Jewellers said.
Coun. Gloria Lindsay Luby has said that the developer's plans do not mesh with the neighbourhood, but acknowledged that they would have to work toward some sort of compromise.
"We have to come to grips with it and we don't want them to go to the Ontario Municipal Board and get everything they want," Luby said.
The willingness to work with the developer is welcome news to Niels Christensen, president of the Humber Valley Village Residents Association.
"We want to work with the developer so they're able to build something that we like, and they're able to build something that we can live with," he said.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Step Back in Time in the Village of Streetsville .
280 Queen Street South, Streetsville, Ontario L5M 1M1
Tel: (905) 858-5974. Fax: (905) 858-2366

Free Historic Walking Tours are back for 2013

STREETSVILLE, ON - Since 1995 the Streetsville Business Improvement Association (BIA) has been offering free tours of the historic Village of Streetsville, located in the City of Mississauga. With the highest concentration of historic buildings in the City, the popular walking tours let local residents and visitors learn about what it was like to live in the bustling town over 100 years ago.

 The first tour of the 2013 season will take place on Sunday May 26th from 1pm-4pm-

The tour takes visitors along historic Queen Street to some of Streetsville's oldest buildings, about 25 intotal,both commercial and residential. Tour guide Kay Matthews delves into the unique and interesting past of the families, businesses and famous faces that have passed through many of the buildings since the village was founded in 1858. "For such a small village, Streetsville has a lot of great stories," says Kay Matthews. "With so many historic buildings there are also a few ghost tales to tell along the way of course, so keep your eyes open."

Although the full tour is almost 3 hours long, attendees are welcome to come and go as they please.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Proper Secrets
By Rachel Francis
-- New Book Promotes Reason and Respect in Relationships

In Proper Secrets by author Rachel Francis, Emily Worthing is a strong-minded, practical country lady, determined to stay unwed in an effort to protect her independence. But Emily’s resolve is challenged when she meets the charming and aristocratic Elijah Wingrave.
Proper Secrets is both a homage to Jane Austen and a comment on the virtue of balancing emotion with common sense,” Francis says. “I wanted to create a sensible heroine, one somewhat like Elizabeth Bennet, who could illustrate the pitfalls of prejudice and the value of love rooted in trust.”
When the Wingraves move into Reddester Hall, Emily and the Worthings find themselves growing attached to a family that won't allow anyone close enough to uncover the secrets they’ve tried to leave behind. The Wingraves' troubles follow them to Tripton when Jude Annesley appears. Rife with depravity and disorder, Annesley is unable to fool Emily with his false charm. He plots a course of revenge that will strip away all pretenses, leaving none of the Wingraves’ secrets intact.
Proper Secrets is not a traditional historical romance. It’s set in an “alternate Europe,” and though it’s reminiscent of the Regency England period, Francis takes liberties with many of the factual aspects of the book. She plays with the geography, the social climate and mores, current events, and technology available at the time. 

“I wanted to create a new environment, one that could help me express the themes that are central to Proper Secrets,” Francis continues. “My experience with the military helped me develop this world. An alternate Europe, especially one that featured England at war, would not have come across as genuine without the knowledge I gained while living on the Camp Pendleton military base.”
Proper Secrets is character-driven fiction with an important message centered on truth, consequence, and love. It explores themes that will resonate with today’s readers, including:    
  • Importance of balancing romance and reason in relationships
  • Complexities of family and shielding the secrets of “one of your own”
  • The difficulty of forgoing love when it’s unhealthy or unwise
  • How shaming each other for past sexual behavior creates animosity between men and women
“Today’s unrealistic view of love often encourages people to do not what is best for them, but the complete opposite. Women try to emulate the relationships of couples like Bella and Edward and make themselves miserable in the process,” adds Francis. “Emily learns that while it’s difficult to choose not to indulge in a fantastic, unstable love, it motivates Elijah to grow as a person and overcome their barriers by doing the right thing.”

Proper Secrets is Francis’ second novel. It’s available in paperback ($14.99) and eBook ($4.99) 

How to buy

Author Rachel Francis attended Wright State University and completed Holly Lisle’s “How To Think Sideways” course for writers. As a writer, Francis says her mission is to capture humanity as she experiences it now and what she hopes it could be in the future. She lives outside Dayton, Ohio with her family. 
Proper Secrets is Francis’ second novel. It’s available in paperback ($14.99) and eBook ($4.99) 
For more information, visit or connect with Francis on Twitter @RachelFrancis22.  

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Etobicoke Law Office- Philip J. Di Iorio


                                                                                             REAL ESTATE

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Di Iorio Law Office

821 The Queensway
TorontoON M8Z 1N6            416-253-1223

Serving your community for over 23 years.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Skin Care Chronicle: The ABCDEs of melanoma

Skin Care Chronicle: The ABCDEs of melanoma: What to look for: The ABCDEs of melanoma   A = Asymmetry One half is unlike the other half.   B = Border An irregular, scallo...

Friday, 10 May 2013

Sherway Farmers' Market

Awesome 'food art' for your kids via Food Matters and Grow Food, Not Lawns.
Adorable food ideas 
Thanks to Grow Food, Not Lawns for the photo.)

Every Friday | May 3 - October 25 | 
8 am to 2 pm

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Bizzy B's News - Bizzy Week!

This Week At The Hive!

We have lots on the schedule for you!

On Friday night, there is an Advanced Scrapbooking class 7:00 - 9:00. Come out and learn about more detailed techniques and embellishments. You'll also create a layout! Call us right away if you'd like to sign up at 416-203-0433.

On Saturday, we have our Stamp Of The Month Demo and Stay And Play. Join us at 11:00 AM for Daniza's demo. She'll show you all kinds of things that she has done with this month's stamp. You will learn about products and techniques. This is completely FREE. Call to let us know you're coming so we can have enough spots ready.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

May - 20% off all Sun Hats!

For the entire month of May - 20% off all Sun Hats! Offer ends Saturday June 1st at 9 a.m. EST

3022 Dundas Street West - 

2 blocks west of Keele at High Park Ave.


Monday, 6 May 2013

Friday, 3 May 2013

COBS Bread

Baked Today. Sold Today. COBS Bread bakers create traditional and gourmet breads from scratch everyday.

With 74 bakeries in Canada, COBS Bread is a part of the most successful franchise bakery network in the world - Bakers Delight.


Join them on May 4th & 5th to help in raising more than $60,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. During these two days, they will be donating 50 cents from every scone purchased, Facebook share and retweet of our COBS + BBBS image to this great organization, who is celebrating 100 years of mentoring this year.

On May 4th & 5th, be sure to visit  in bakery, on Facebook and Twitter and help raise funds and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters.