ews 88Erskine Ave. Summer Summer 09 Winners’ Circle Flashback Doing Business at 88 Erskine If you would like to promote your business The following residents found Lady Luck on their THEY CAME, THEY SAW, THEY SWAPPED. to other Erskine residents, here is your side when they walked away as winners in our The word of the day was “accessorize”, as many opportunity! Join our evening of business Winter contests: residents beat the January blahs by participating networking on Thursday night July 30, 2009 in our ﬁrst ever handbag swap. A fashionable from 7-9 pm. A new page on the Erskine time was had by all! web site has also been created to post your business. It can be found in the RESIDENTS This past February, a beaming Leah- Shoshana Blaiklock won tickets to see ONLY section of the web. To use this page, send your ad or description of your services We’re Greener Than Ever! The Sound of Music. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to all of your efforts to re-use and recycle we are now down to only 5 bins a week! Just to compare, last Fall we were at 12 bins a week and the previous Summer we were at 16 bins. Trek to Everest This is a tremendous diversion from landﬁll and a huge savings to everyone on the City’s new garbage tax. As we continue to ramp Our January contest up our recycling efforts, watch for our new composter in the back winner, Dusanka Tomic, won tickets to see DIVINE WINE Erskine resident Harold Lass shared his 2006 travel adventure with us on May 3 with of the building this Summer. Tuesdays with Morrie. Residents mingled over wine & nibbles this past his slide show Trek to Everest. At age 63, Harold reached the18,200’ lower summit YOUR BUSINESS NAME HERE! Recycling can go down the garbage chute on every ﬂoor on February, as wine connoisseur Peter Higgins took of Kala Pattar, a mountain adjacent to Everest. It took 10 days to reach it because them on a delicious “tasting tour” of Old and altitude had to be adjusted gradually in order to avoid altitude sickness. His Mondays and Thursdays only. On the other ﬁve days, the chute New World vintages. remarkable journey included a chance sighting of Sir Edmund Hillary, a visit to the takes garbage only. Please observe the schedule so that the Everest View Hotel with oxygen feeds in each room and a minor injury on the way bins are not contaminated. down from Kala Pattar. To view Harold’s spectacular photos and commentary, visit Coming this Summer: www.herbalists.on.ca/everest. If you have had an unusual vacation that you would Barbara Smith was the like to share, please let us know at email@example.com. New Car Wash Valet! New Contests! lucky recipient of the Here to help... The ultimate convenience: Leave your keys August Rent Contest 5 Annual Balcony Garden Contest Valentine’s Basket. with the Concierge and have your car washed th For your convenience, the Management Ofﬁce and returned to its parking space. Detailing Pay your rent on or before Create your own urban oasis on your is open on Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm. also available. Book through the Concierge or August 1 by credit card, pre- balcony and win a great prize! Samantha Mashni on-line at 88erskine.com authorized payment or on- Judging will be based on the most creative Property Manager line and you’ll automatically firstname.lastname@example.org be entered to win a pair of use of space, design and colour. When planning your balcony garden, remember 416.481.9784 Hold The Date! tickets to Cirque du Soleil on Our AutoShare winner was Courtney King. to evaluate the microclimate, the direction Betty Anne Anderson Erskine’s Tenth Annual BBQ will be held on September 23.* Leasing Specialist Thursday, July 16, 2009 from 6-8 pm. Pick up your your balcony faces and how much sun or email@example.com wind the area receives. Avoid using heavy 416.481.5280 dinner ticket from the Concierge before July 12. containers – try plastic or cedar wood September Rent Contest planters instead. Rosita Galabova Pay your rent on or before Resident Services Representative September 1 by credit card, Notify the Concierge if you would like your firstname.lastname@example.org Pet Proﬁle 416.481.5646 pre-authorized payment or The Easter Bunny hopped balcony to be entered. Judging will take on-line and you’ll automatically Meet Spencer! This into 88 Erskine on April 11 place at the end of August. Peter Welsh rambunctious Maltese/ to give out yummy chocolate Resident Manager be entered to win a pair of Yorkie is so peppy, we had The Grand Prize is a $200 certiﬁcate to email@example.com tickets to the Keith Urban bunnies to residents. to catch him in action just Sheridan Nurseries and 2 tickets to Canada concert October 3 at the Air to get his picture! Spencer Blooms. Second and Third prizes will also Concierge Desk is 8 months now, but was Concierge88@greenwinpm.com Canada Centre.* 88Erskine Ave. 88Erskine Ave. just 4 1/2 months when be awarded. 416.481.4160 * Winners must agree to be photographed. the picture was taken. Gail and Robert are Spencer’s proud owners. Providing quality service to residents for more than 50 years. Summer 09 www.88erskine.com 88Erskine Ave. f e Summer 09 Summer 09 TASTE neighbourhood Resident Proﬁle Kersi and Sanober Bhesania moved to Toronto from Bombay, India with their daughters Gushan and New Reads @ Always Looking Up – Michael J. Fox ERSKINE Library Little Bee – Chris Cleave Concierge Special Ticket Offers Georgia Liebold firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com Natasha in 1990. Their Struck with Parkinson’s – a debilitating, From the author of the international friends were moving out degenerative disease – at the height of his bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel fame, Michael J. Fox has taken what some about the tenuous friendship that blooms of their apartment at 88 might consider cause for depression and between two disparate strangers – one an Erskine and told them what turned it into a beacon of hope for millions. illegal Nigerian refugee named Little Bee, a great place it was – the the other a recent widow from London. CINEPLEX NIGHT OUT PASSES $30 (Regular price up to $37.45 each) Always Looking Up shares the personal staff, the management, philosophy that carried Fox through his darkest hours, and This is a novel about important issues, from refugee policy CINEPLEX ADMIT ONE PASSES $10 (Regular price up to $13.95 each) the neighborhood. So they sublet the suite based on their relays how he became a happier, more satisﬁed person by to the devastating effects of violence; it also teaches us what Like its predecessor, C-Food, Dizzy’s understands recommendation, and they have never regretted their decision. recognizing the gifts of everyday life. it is like to live through experiences most of us think of only the importance of good quality ingredients, as far off disasters in the news. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL • September 23, 2009 at 8:00 PM simply prepared. The menu is not extensive, but The couple work together in their own accounting business and ADULT: $105 (Regular Price $115.00 with Charges) • CHILD 2 - 12 yrs.: $75 (Regular Price $85.00 with Charges) does manage to offer something for everyone walk one long block to their ofﬁce every day. Their former ofﬁce The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David The Winter Vault – Anne Michaels STUDENT / SENIOR: $95 (Regular Price $105.00 with Charges) and at reasonable prices. was located at Mt. Pleasant and Balliol and their current one is Wroblewski From the author of the acclaimed Fugitive We started with the Home Grown Greens tossed above the TD Bank at Erskine and Yonge Street [2453 Yonge]. A riveting family saga, The Story of Edgar Pieces, her ﬁrst work of ﬁction in more than in a light dressing with goat cheese and the “We often work 6 days a week, so having the ofﬁce and home THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Princess of Wales Theatre Sawtelle explores the deep and ancient a decade: a mesmerizing love story that Grilled Calamari with butter, capers, olives and so close together in such a wonderful neighborhood is a great Simcoe Day Weekend Special • July 28 to August 2, 2009 All Seats: $75.00 (reg. up to $105.00) alliance between humans and dogs, and juxtaposes historical events with the most tomato. For entrees, we tried the Gastro Burger convenience.” A lot of the neighborhood’s businesses and young intimate moments of individual lives. the power of fate through one boy’s epic [11 ounces of grilled New York striploin and professionals are clients of theirs [personal and corporate tax journey into the wild. Wroblewski is a master bison]. It was served on a sourdough bun with returns and accounting]. storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes create a family saga stadium frites. There were several other enticing that is at once a brilliantly inventive retelling of Hamlet, an TORONTO BLUE JAYS • Ask about the “All You Can Eat Games” meat entrees to choose from, including Chicken “The reason that we have continued to live here at Erskine is the exploration of the limits of language and a compulsively July 19, 2009 1:07pm Jays VS. Boston Red Sox $48 • Sept 6, 2009 1:07pm Jays VS. New York Yankees $48 Cordon Bleu and Dizzy Chicken [stuffed with personalized service, the security of the building and the sense of readable modern classic. bacon and brie] and Apple Roasted Pork stuffed community that we enjoy here,” says Kersi. with ﬁgs. Kersi can be reached at www.kersibhesania.com for those in need ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO General Admission: $16.50 (reg. $18.00) New DVDs For vegetarians, the Mid Fielder’s Melt combines of accounting services or call 416-487-6080. grilled portobellos, roasted red peppers, pesto CN TOWER and goat cheese on herbed foccacia and also Adults (13-64 yrs.): $22.00 (reg. $24.58) • Seniors (65 yrs.+): $20.00 (reg. $22.48) • Children (4-12 yrs.): $14.50 (reg. $17.23) comes with frites. It’s highly recommended. Sign out these DVDs from the Management Ofﬁce or after hours, from the Concierge. For a complete In Memoriam – Helen Fox list of DVDs in our collection, go to www.88erskine.com, click on Residents Only section [top right] Daily Specials run Mon. - Thurs. & again Sunday night. ONTARIO PLACE • Ontario Place Play All Day Pass Dizzy’s offers both take out and delivery. One of the ﬁrst residents of and DVD Lending Library. Adults (6-64 yrs.): $26.00 (reg. $33.50) • Children (4-5 yrs.): $14.00 (reg. $17.70) • Seniors (65+ yrs.): $14.00 (reg. $17.70) 2419 Yonge Street. Phone 416-544-1661 88 Erskine, Helen Fox, passed Children (3 yrs. and under): Free • Includes unlimited visits to Soak City® and more than 30 other rides and attractions! away in April just short of her • Wall•E • Burn After Reading 90th birthday. Helen was a very • Passchendaele • Ghost Town WIN LUNCH FOR 2 AT DIZZY’S! social person who enjoyed all of ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM • The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit is here until Jan. 3, 2010 the Erskine programs. She was Adults: $20.00 (reg. $22.00) • Seniors (65+ yrs.)/Youths (with valid ID card): $17.00 (reg. $19.00) Complete this ballot and drop it off at the Concierge Desk for your chance to try out one of ﬁercely independent and drove Children (4-14 yrs.): $13.50 (reg. $15.00) Passes are valid for one visit, now until December 31, 2009. the neighbourhood’s newest restaurants on us! her car [although not by herself] until the end. Helen also enjoyed the Seniors Programs MEDIEVAL TIMES Resident Name and Bridge at nearby St. Monica’s Church on Broadway. Adult General Admission (Dinner and Show): Reg. $67.78, Concierge price $62.78 • Child (12 & Under) General Admission Suite Number Helen was a widow and is survived by her younger brother (Dinner and Show): Reg. $46.83, Concierge Price $44.50 Email William of Toronto, and her older sister Ann of Sudbury. She will be missed by her many friends in the building. Phone OUR CARTS DO NOT HAVE GPS Draw closes July 31, 2009. Winners must agree to be photographed. They cannot ﬁnd their own way back to the desk or the garage. Please, if you borrow one, return it to where you got it.