If anyone waxes nostalgic about how good things were back in the good old days, point them to this article about Charles Moulding, born in 1894, whose parents had immigrated to Weston in 1886. Charles was aged 20 when World War I broke out (the family had relocated to Collingwood by then) and although wounded several times, he survived the war.
Charles and a friend died in 1924 after falling through thin ice on Larder Lake in northern Ontario. His widow was unable to raise their (by then) five children and the four eldest were removed from her care, scattered to various homes and orphanages.
Freelance journalist Sean Micallef has written a column about the sorry state of cycling in Weston. He says, ““Home of the Bicycle” is a slogan found all around Weston, yet it’s one of the worst places in Toronto to ride a bike.” The article is in the Toronto Star behind a paywall but may be accessed at this link in Toronto.com.
In essence Micallef says that cycling is scary in Weston and is an equity issue according to area resident Christina Hoang.
The Weston Clean Team is an awesome group of volunteers who regularly beautify parts of our neighbourhood. WCT has transformed many corners of Weston in the past and they will be in action this weekend, assembling Sunday at 1:30 on John Street south of the pedestrian bridge.
From their Facebook post:
1) We ask you to join us in the capacity that suits you best.**** Independently for 1- 2 hours at an area you want to change -or-**** Join the physically scattered group 1:30 -3:30 meeting on John, between Weston and the bottom of the pedestrian bridge.
2) If you find a shopping cart, place your garbage in it and text Mel Hamelin where it is.
3) Councillor Frances Nunziata has expressed gratitude for our efforts and will also be joining.
4) Please pick up one thing at a time to refrain from injury and contact of unseen items.
5) At the impromptu clean up last weekend, we brought our own bags and gloves. While we are organizing this in response to the request to join, we are not an organization and so do not have the supplies. Councillor Frances Nunziata Ward 5 indicated she will bring bags to the 1:30 meeting location
6) We are doing this simply because. Because we are a community, because we care.
7) If you yelled, ‘Thank you’ to us last weekend; if you liked our clean up post, please show your gratitude by joining us on this impromptu clean up.
Influential Toronto transit blogger Steve Munro is reporting a significant development in construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Line. Metrolinx has consistently stated that the line will not open until all stations are ready. Now it seems that thanks to various factors, Eglinton Station (at Yonge) might not be ready until May 2022 and a direct connection to the subway will be delayed until fall of that year.
Why the change in plans? Steve points out that, “The expected June 2022 provincial election will bring considerable pressure to provide a ribbon cutting for Premier Ford at whatever cost is necessary.”.