Upcoming events

The Weston Artist’s Good Food Market and Mighty Brave Productions + Haus of Dada will be hosting “Intangible Adorations Caravan” on July 13. It is free and at Weston Common.

A multi-sensory interactive experience with robust accessibility built into each performance, the show presents a threadbare Victorian Caravan as a deceptive cover for a world of mobile Cinema, aerial wizardry and shared ritual.

 As a Mad and disabled artist, creator Lisa Anita Wegner is committed to the idea of public art that is truly accessible, and to eliminating barriers of poverty and disability that too often get in the way of underserved communities experiencing art. Lisa’s work explores the possibilities of Madness and disability as a source of communal activation, and Intangible Adorations Caravan specifically aims to reclaim the performing caravan not as a site of display, but rather as a site of world-dismantling potentiality.


Toronto Nature Stewards are looking for people to help clean up and remove invasive plants from the Topham Pond area, as well as Weston Lions Park. The Topham Pond group meets Thursday mornings, while the Weston group meets at various times.

Incredible number of things going on at UrbanArts

I’d love to write about all the amazing things that UrbanArts is doing, but I don’t have enough pixels—plus they’ve already done it themselves. Their newsletter is worth the read.

A few highlights:

  • They’ve reopened physically!
  • They’ve launched No Vacancy, “an initiative designed to re-energize vacant and active storefronts with art”
  • Weston Road Flows will bring Nuit Blanche to Weston
  • They are hiring students and full-time staff
  • And they have a seniors’ program, a zine-making program, a summer camp, and Beats.Mind.Movement

It goes on!

Walking podcasts

Weston and Mount Dennis have a lot going for them—great people, beautiful geography, and the highest number of walking-tour-podcasts per capita anywhere outside of Paris, I figure.

I haven’t had the chance to try these out (I keep trying to recruit my daughter, and she continues to demur)—but enough waiting. You go. Tell me what you find.

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WestonTrax was created by Natasha Adiyana Morris.

Follow Destiny and friends as they head home after school, discovering more knowledge about their historical neighbourhood and recent changes that are hard to miss. We start off at Weston Collegiate Institute, pass by rows of quiet residential streets, cross above train tracks towards Weston Road, and circle around to Lawrence Ave W. as our final stop.

To follow WestonTrax, download the app on Android or iOS


ArtworxTO has four tours of Weston and Mount Dennis.

The first, along the Humber River, starts at the intersection of Lawrence and Hickory Tree Rd. Star Nahwegahbo narrates a meditative audio tour.

Image from ArtworxTO.ca

In the second, the Essencia Art Collective tells us the history and context of their massive Water Mural where the 400 off-ramp meets Jane.

From ArtworxTO.ca

Krystal Ball narrates guides the third walking tour, of the murals of Weston, starting at 1901 Weston Road.

From ArtworxTO.ca

And finally, mural artist Nick Sweetman is the guide to murals of Mount Dennis. He leads listeners through an interpretation of the paintings near Weston and Eglinton.

From ArtworxTO.ca

“Learn to swim” film

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Shakespeare in Action and Castlepoint Numa are sponsoring the Weston showing of “Learn to Swim”, a new short film by Thyrone Tommy.

Thyrone Tommy is an award winning, internationally acclaimed Toronto-based filmmaker with roots in Weston! This exclusive ‘Weston’ showing of his new film ‘Learn to Swim’ is a truly unique event. Think of it as a special afternoon out for adults.

The showing will be Sunday, the 27 February from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. It will be in-person, at Artscape Weston Common. Tickets can be reserved online.