There were two muggings in Weston last week. On Sunday, June 16, an 18-year-old woman was mugged at 3 in the morning at the bus shelter near Jane Street and Lawrence. A man approached her from behind and tried to grab her phone. They struggled, and the suspect fled south with the phone. The victim was uninjured.
Last Monday, at about midnight, a 31-year-old man had his bike forcibly stolen near Weston and St Phillips. Two men spoke with the victim before assaulting him and taking his bike. He was treated for minor injuries.
There were lots of smiles at St John the Evangelist this Saturday, but it must have been a bittersweet day. The school had an open house to say good-bye to the 50-year-old building, which will soon be knocked down to make way for a school more than twice the capacity.
Dave Bennett, the Chair of the School Advisory Council, said on Facebook that they had a “GREAT turn out for our Open House on Saturday! We gave out 300 pulled pork sandwiches, 400 hot dogs, 220 ice cream cones, 350 bottles of water all for free (thanks to donations.”
(Photos from the St John the Evangelist Facebook Group)
Parents will soon find it easier to drop of their kids around Weston Memorial. City staff are changing the parking rules. Cars will be allowed to stop on the north side of John Street so children will not have to cross the road to get to school. No stopping will be allowed on the south side of the school.
Two more 15-minute parking spaces will be added on Queens Drive, because school staff brought up concerns about a shortage of space. They will be a little further along the road, just past the bus loading zone.
Elvis was on hand to assist in the official opening of the Weston Farmers Market last Saturday, June 15th.
L to R, BIA Chair Masum Hossain, ‘Elvis’, MP Mike Sullivan, Coun. Frances Nunziata, and MPP Laura Albanese.
Elvis was ably assisted by back-up singer Frances Nunziata. and celebrity dancers as noted above. It’s nice to see politicians forget their differences and come together for an event like this.
June 18, 2013: 9th Annual Weston Village Neighbours’ Night Out
Weston Community Coalition, the Weston Heritage Conservation District, and the Weston Village Residents’ Association are hosting the 8th Annual Weston Village Neighbours’ Night Out. This year’s event will take place on Elm Street, starting at 5:45 pm.
Sunday, June 23 from 2–4, 12 Division will be having a community barbeque at Weston and Little.
Metrolinx has announced that it will again be digging and building for extended hours along the tracks in Weston. They will again be working until 11 pm from Monday to Friday, and until 7 pm on the weekends. Noisy work will, they say, be completed before 9 pm.
Metrolinx had earlier announced and begun nighttime construction, but they suspended it after a community reaction. They then surveyed residents living near the tracks, asking whether they would rather have additional closures or extended hours. Two-thirds of respondents said they’d prefer extended hours.
Extended hours of construction will begin on July 2nd and continue until August 2nd.
Adam Giambrone has a thoughtful piece in this week’s Now Magazine.
If the Georgetown corridor were electrified, which would admittedly blow the 2015 deadline, the ARL could be turned into a local service by adding stops at places like Queen, Eglinton (in the Mount Dennis community) and Etobicoke North.
Along with the already planned stops at Weston, Bloor and the airport, the new ones would effectively turn this into the western section of the long-discussed downtown relief line at a fraction of the cost of building a subway.