Air Canada wants Ramp Agents.

Pearson Airport is the second largest employment zone in the GTA and working there is a natural fit for Weston and Mount Dennis residents since it’s a short hop away via the UP Express..

Air Canada is advertising full-time jobs for people who can lift repetitively, are able to work nights and who also possess a G or G2 driver’s licence.  The starting pay is minimum wage but they pay benefits, pay for training and provide employees with career development plans.

Interviews will be held on Thursday, September 5 beginning at 10:00 am at 2150 Islington Avenue. Apparently it’s first come, first served.

Get all the details here.

Your job is easy

You think your job is tough? Try dressing like Marie Antoinette and standing on the pavement when it’s 42°. It has to be brutal.

My favourite performance was by Kate Mior, who returned this time as Madame Guillotine. Her performance was brilliant. She ‘executed’, with audience cheers and encouragement, an innocent man drawn from the crowd, before her own death by baguette. It was funny—and a slicing commentary on the difference, if any, between audience and mob.

The BIA, the performers, and volunteers did a great job in really tough conditions this year. Hats–or heads!–off to them!

 

Allen’s Scottish Butcher closing

Weston lost a bit of its history this weekend: Allen’s Scottish Butchers closed. Toronto.com has an article about the melancholy moment.

A couple of city surveys

The city is asking for your opinion on two important matters: shopping locally and parks and rec programming in York South–Weston.

The city “wants to help ensure the future sustainability of retail main streets and small, independent main street businesses”, and to plan “the types of recreation programs that will be offered in the community and ensure that programs meet the needs of all Ward 5 residents.”

My mechanic to close

It looks like North York Tire and Auto, a damned-fine auto repair business located at Jane and Lawrence, will have to relocate. The owner of 1683 Jane has asked the city for permission to build a gas station and convenience store kiosk on the property.

The architectural ‘designs’

If North York Tire and Auto has to close, I, for one, will miss them. They were invariably good to me—though I suppose they would be, since my goddamned Mazda 5 put their kids through university.

Today in Weston April 3, 2019

Greenland Farms has sprouted some new signage on its windows. Work is going on inside to renovate the building and apparently it will reopen as a retail entity later this year. The final incarnation of the store is still unclear but this is a promising sign.

The building will eventually make way for development but in the meantime Weston residents may have fresh produce once again within walking distance. Thanks to Suri at Squibbs for the information.