Weston’s most important visitor came to town today, welcomed by a warm crowd lining the street. The weather was lovely, the turnout large, and the parade good fun.
Who knew? Only parts of Toronto get mechanical leaf collection. In fact, only parts of Weston get leaf collection. Few streets north of Church get it, and no street south of the village does. Now Frances Nunziata is pushing the apparent unfairness of this; she and InsideToronto are saying that the city needs to be more equitable.
Nunziata told InsideToronto that “It would make sense that the city should implement it city-wide…. There are some places that you can’t because of on-street parking. But maybe the city should go out and collect the leaves.”
Nonsense. This is great politics, but it’s terrible economics. It would be silly, for instance, to collect leaves on Dundas St W, where I used to live: There are very few trees. It makes much sense to collect them in the Weston where flooding has been a problem (leaves clog catch basins) and there are many trees.
Even my kids know that fairness doesn’t mean treating everyone the same (if it did, we’d have a subway). Fairness means treating people right. It might make perfect economic sense to clear the streets of Weston.
Toronto Children’s Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company (TC3) is more than a choir. Bringing together young people ages 7 to 18 from across the Greater Toronto area, TC3’s mission is to promote, develop and encourage youth through inspirational song, dance and Afro-Caribbean drumming. The focus is always on establishing excellence, holistic development and first-rate performance.
For TC3’s season debut, there will be two performances at 2:00pm and 6:30pm held at Weston Park Baptist Church at Weston and Lawrence.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
The Weston Historical Society will be having its annual Christmas Carol and Hymn Sing at St Phillips Anglican Church on Wednesday, December 3.
All are welcome.
That didn’t take long.
The Toronto Sun reports that John Tory’s SmartTrack proposal—which will be built through Mount Dennis—may be impossible to build in the time Tory allotted. Of particular concern: one expert says it might be best to start diesel, then convert the train, later, to electric.
“The electrification, to me, is the most problematic,” Mars said, adding the lines are currently busy with freight traffic.
“Even if you have the (rail) lines freed up, you have operating agreements, and it’s going to be electrified, I almost stop and say ‘Whoa, baby.’”
“I don’t see electrification in seven years,” he said. “That’s a completely different animal.”
As a backup, Tory’s team may want to plan for the initial pieces of SmartTrack to be powered by diesel, with an eye to transitioning to electrification, he said.
It’ll be a huge weekend in Weston.
On Saturday, the library will celebrate its centennial with an all-day hoopla. Be there and be square.
On Sunday, the Santa Claus Parade will take over town. The big show starts at 2, and there will be lots to do. At 10, GO Transit will be having a thank-you just down the street.
12 Division police are looking for a man wanted for assault. He was last seen in Weston.
Damian Martin, 29, was seen on Thursday, November 13, in the area of Jane and Church. He is wanted for assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.