Police seeking help in motorbike fatality

The police are asking for witnesses to the fatal motorcycle accident that happened at Weston and Lawrence on Saturday, September 18.

They say that a 49-year-old man was riding southbound on Weston when he was killed by a northbound van turning left onto Lawrence.

“Police are asking local residents, businesses and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident, to contact investigators.”

Hussen wins

Ahmed Hussen, the Liberal incumbent, cruised to an easy victory last night in the federal election. He received more votes than the rest of the candidates combined.

As always, voters were swayed by party leadership and national trends. The Conservative candidate, Sajanth Mohan, received more votes than the NDP candidate, Hawa Mire. I hadn’t heard of Mohan before the election (and didn’t see him during it), while Mire had built a campaign for months before the writ.

The PPC candidate received 5% of the vote, in line with national numbers. Nicki Ward, the Green candidate, came in last, with 2%.

Westmount Army and Navy Club selling its property.

Westmount Army and Navy Club has occupied its present Kingdom Street site in Greater Weston™ since 1938. Sadly, thanks to lengthy closures because of Covid, the club has been losing money for a while as noted back in April last year when they held a fundraiser. At a membership meeting convened today, club members voted to put the 450 x 120 foot site up for sale with the idea that monies raised will clear any debts and provide an income from interest on the capital. The club plans to reconvene in a new leased location. Whatever happens, directors insist that if the club needs to be wound-up, once debts are cleared, all proceeds will go to the charities that Westmount A.N.C. has supported for many years.

The club charter states that it must operate in Etobicoke and members hope to lease and move to a nearby property once the eventual purchaser takes possession of the site. This may not be for a couple of years so in the meantime, now that Covid restrictions have eased somewhat, it’s business as usual with activities such as darts nights being arranged for the fall.

The Westmount Army and Navy Club property at 41 Kingdom Street.

Real estate agents entrusted with the sale process and present at the meeting speculated that a price of up to $3 million was possible for the site which will be sold as one property. The sort of housing that will be built on the land is unknown but the options are likely to be a severance into three 50 x 120 lots, six 25 x 120 foot lots, or a townhome complex.

ShowLove TO in Mount Dennis

Culinarium in Mount Dennis is going to be part of the ShowLoveTO DineTOgether program.

I haven’t yet been to Culinarium, but it looks super—and the DineTOgether program sounds like a great reason to go. For $30 a person, they’ll be serving a two-course, super-sounding Italian dinner of appetizers or deserts and a main—ossobuco (veal shank), cioppino (seafood stew), or eggplant parmigiana.