Weston’s least favourite store is back in business. California Cannabis has reopened, and has promised to donate a portion of its proceeds to Black Lives Matter–a move frustrating to those who see it as a donation to an anti-police group.
The CBC has a quite funny article with an interview of Grey, um, Greenwell, an employee. He said he didn’t know much about the donations, and said
“I think it’s more of like a front for everybody that thinks we’re bad. You know, it’s like, ‘Oh, potheads go there,’ or ‘If you smoke weed, you’re like evil,'” he said.
“It’s kind of like to show we’re not, you know, like horrible people. We’re not criminals.
The police have already promised to raid the illegal dispensary again–the fifth time it will have been shut down. Frances Nunziata says “The investigation will remain open until the store has been permanently closed.”
Mati’s Coffee will be opening at the old address of Weston Bun Bakery at 1947 Weston Road. Yesterday as I was passing, workers were installing a new window and a clear view of the interior was visible.
The worker at the front wasn’t too happy at my presence but the interior looks quite spacious with a grey tiled floor, brick accent wall, some comfortable furniture visible at the front and standard tables and chairs towards the rear.
Still no web presence. Let’s hope for a quick opening.
Local musician, 27-year-old Juan Paulo Cunanan, better known as Japs Cunanan is opening a music school. Originally from the Philippines, Japs is a talented musician with a degree in music education. His music school will teach students a variety of instruments at any age and any level.
He will be hosting an open house at Victory Assembly Church at 2125 Weston Road on Saturday at 12:30pm. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Here’s his invitation:
DIRECTOR, Weston New-Music School
My name is Japs Cunanan, I’m a musician, producer, composer, arranger and I have a degree in Music Education. Now I am starting a Music school that caters to young and adult alike for a minimal cost in the Weston community because I believe in the power of music. It’s so powerful that it can make you happy, or sad; angry or calm. It can even mend a broken heart. Most of all, It is the only universal language we have; because it speaks to our emotion. You may come from any country, age or orientation, but I’m sure that you know music when you hear it, because it’s already inside you. Now we are here to help you tap into it.
Let us help you and your young ones discover the music within. Our goal in Weston New-Music School is not only to help you understand music, but bring out your own creativity. It doesn’t matter the age; long as you can understand and accept instruction, we know you’ll be able to harness that unique style that you already have. It’s never too late to learn music.
As the world becomes more saturated with technology, skill and competence dry out. Let us bring back the insight and intricacy in the music of tomorrow by letting our kids learn it today.
Give us a call at 416-804-9942 and take advantage of this unique opportunity to enroll and we will teach you how to harness the power that is the music inside you and your children.
California Cannabis, the marijuana dealer at 1608 Weston Road has been a bad neighbour, according to CityTV. The customers are “swarming through the neighbourhood”, “urinating in public”, and “doing drugs in a nearby park”, according to a resident.
The shop has been raided four times, but has always reopened. After the latest raid, the sign was taken down, but it was recently reinstalled, and neighbours are speculating that the shop will reopen yet again.
If there was evidence needed of gentrification in Weston, this next item might provide some.
CityTV did a story on Thursday, March 29 about the building at 1730 Weston Road where it seems the landlord, Westhaven Property Management Inc., has issued 60-day notice to tenants, many of whom are on year-to-year leases. There are apparently no plans to renovate or demolish and replace 1730 Weston Road.
The building right next door at 1736 Weston Road is home to Grace Restoration Ministries and has a notice in the front window stating that the site will be redeveloped.
Councillor Nunziata makes an appearance at the end of the news segment but provides little comfort to tenants, basically saying that if the building does get redeveloped, the new one must have retail on the ground floor or else she won’t support it.