We live in the sweetest little town in Toronto

All kinds of great things are happening in Weston even while we’re cooped up.

Old Mill GM has donated a car to Frontlines to help the local community organization “deliver breakfast, lunches, and groceries as well as pick up all times to serve the community”. The donation was accompanied by a COVID key-toss. Kudos!

In other wonderful news, World of Cake Decorating sent 338 cupcakes to West Park Healthcare’s frontline workers.

And finally, Frontlines is offering free online Zumba lessons every Monday from 2–3 pm. 

Have I mentioned lately that I love our big little town?

 

Frontlines raising money for food drive

Frontlines launched a drive to raise money to provide meals and groceries to 75 families in need. They raised $1500 in no time flat, meeting their goals, but I don’t see any reason why we can’t push them higher than that!

If you or yours needs a little help in this difficult time, go to Frontlines.to and click on “Register”. They offer grocery and meals for pickup on Mondays and Thursdays.

Frontlines offering online tutoring

If, like me, you’re starting to home-school your kids, you might need a bit of help with—oh, say—the past and present participle. The province has online tutors, but the last I checked, they were very busy. Now, however, Frontlines is stepping in. They’re offering online tutoring.

What’s open? What’s not?

Much of Weston—and the city—is shutting down to flatten the curve. Here’s a partial list. Please help if you can by leaving a comment below. I’ll update as possible.

Closed or cancelled

  • Weston, Mount Dennis (and all other) library branches
  • York Recreation Centre
  • Shakespeare in Action
  • Mount Dennis’ Climate Action Summit
  • UrbanArts
  • Licensed daycares and schools
  • All city-run March Break camps
  • Frontlines March Break camp, as of Tuesday
  • Goodlife
  • Our MP’s constituency office

Open

  • Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
  • Most small business, including Black Cat, P&M’s, and supercoffee, which are doing a bang-up job.

Black Cat, Weston’s finest café, has an offer for you if you’re having a hard time getting to the store. Justin says that if you can’t make it to the grocery, he can order in baked goods, eggs, and milk for you. Justin, you’re a hell of a guy.

P&M’s is offering to order meat, sauce, and seafood, if you’re in a tight spot.  I love you guys!

 

Upcoming events

 

Shakespeare in Action is putting on “Sound and Fury”—their version of Macbeth, but with a twist. I’m so in.

 

“With the same sword they knight you
they gon’ good night you…
that ain’t even half what they might do”
– Jay Z

Music, dance, and spoken word collide in this sharp, bold, and accessible world-premiere of Shakespeare’s most haunting play, MACBETH.  Inspired by the sounds and poetry of 90s era hip hop music and performed by five diverse and dynamic actors, SOUND AND FURY is Marcel Stewart’s smart and imaginative adaptation that bursts with rhythms and lyrics, putting a contemporary spin on this classic story of bloody ambition.

The public performances will be  on Fridays and Saturdays from November 15th to December 7th at 8:00pm

Tickets are available here.


Frontlines is hosting “Roots and STEM” on Friday, November 22. It’s

a program for youth ages 13-17 where they are able to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while exploring their cultural roots through Black History