Thanks for all the fish

I’ve decided to step away from WestonWeb for a while.

I know I speak for Roy, too, when I say it’s been wonderful writing for you for the past 12 years. It’s been a big part of our lives.

Nonetheless, I think it’s time to move on. I’ve got a lot on my plate with a job and two growing kids. And, to be honest, my heart hasn’t been in WestonWeb for a while. There have been a lot of nights (mostly in a rush before the newsletter goes out) where I’ve asked myself “Why the hell am I pushing this boulder up the mountain again?”

The answer has been “Because I’ve pushed it up 600 times already.” Clearly, that’s a bit silly.

WestonWeb and I had a trial separation over the summer, and, honestly, it felt right. I went canoeing with my son, travelling with my family, and took that little bit of extra time for myself. It felt good! I won’t say it’s been a revelation or that my life has changed dramatically, but I will say I love spending less time on screens. My job is now almost fully online and my whole body feels pixellated sometimes.

Thank you very much for being part of this. It’s been a joy and a privilege to write for you for all these years.

Bikes Wanted

Community groups are accepting your used bicycles. They’ll be fixed up and given to those in need.

Upcoming events

Shakespeare in Action is hosting the second-annual Weston Weekend this Saturday:

This free community event will feature live music and performance, outdoor activities, popcorn! And much more throughout the day.

Frontlines will be running its FEET program next week:

Weston Frontlines Centre is offering 4 weeks of paid training and 8 weeks of paid employment for youth aged 13-30! We will teach you about different careers, resume writing and job skills that will help you in the new job market. Our program is FREE to join and we pay you to participate.

And another approval: 8 Locust

City Council also approved the demolition of six rental units at 8–16 Locust Street and 15 Oxford Drive in the way of a proposed highrise building. The motion requires that the builders compensate and provide new accommodation to the tenants.

UrbanToronto says the 36-storey building “was approved by the Ontario Land Tribunal earlier this year”.

Drawing from Trolleybus