If, like me, you haven’t had the chance to go on a knowledge-sharing bike tour with Sofija Theodoru, you’re running out of time. Sofija, Weston’s Climate Action Champion, is hosting tours every other Saturday, and the remaining two are on October 23 and November 6. The group meets at Lions Park from 11–3.
The city is also hiring new climate champions. If you’d like to be one, you can apply online.
The Weston Mount Dennis Community Hub has many programs coming up in October—more than I can list here. Happily, they are listed on their Twitter feed.
There will be a community clean up on Sunday, October 24 at 10 a.m. in Weston Lions Park.
There is an ongoing outdoor art exhibit at Artscape Weston Common: Jill Downen’s “I Spoke Truth and Someone Listened”. According to the artist, “The dangerous rise in disinformation alongside a global pandemic inspired the project that is an ongoing endeavor where I invite participants to generate audio recordings of themselves speaking truth. Encoded in each audio file is a sound wave pattern that I translate into a painting called a ‘truth line.’”
Toronto Police are hosting an online meeting to discuss bringing the FOCUS program to 12 Division. The FOCUS program (as I understand it) coordinates a group of social programs to respond to people at acute risk of crisis or anti-social behaviour.
The meeting will be August 26 at 6:30. You can register online.
The city will be presenting their findings on laneway suite applications at two sessions: one on August 31, and another on September 1.
This isn’t a presentation for solely Weston and Mount Dennis, but it is an idea that could change housing (a little) here. We have a number of laneways that could be used to build additional housing as planing rules change.
Another, similar housing option—garden suites—took a small step forward in a committee meeting in late June.
There will be free print-making and story-telling workshops every Wednesday this fall at the Weston Common.
There’s no excuses for boredom over the next couple of weeks. A ton of things are going on!
The Community Place Hub will be hosting its Fall Festival on September 13 from 3 to 7 pm.
Colin Mendez Morris will be performing “Joshua Glover: The Opera” in Little Avenue Park. The opera tells the story of Glover, a slave who was freed, recaptured, and imprisoned before coming to Etobicoke. It is part of the Arts in the Parks Series.