Trek to Everest by gjjur4356


                                                                                     88Erskine Ave.
                                                                                                                              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                                                                      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:
                                                                                                                     If you have had an unusual vacation that you would
                                          Barbara Smith was the                                                               like to share, please let us know at                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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                           authorized payment or on-
                                                                                                                              Judging will be based on the most creative                                            Property Manager                                                                                    line and you’ll automatically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                              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                                 
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                                                                                                                    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                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
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                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Little Bee – Chris Cleave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Concierge Special Ticket Offers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Georgia Liebold
                                                                                                      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 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, 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.

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