Upcoming events

Frontlines is hosting a community BBQ at 1844 Weston Rd. tomorrow. There will be “food, performances by local talent, DJs, activities, and much more.”

Frontlines will also be having a carwash on Saturday.


Weston Buskerfest will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m, around Weston and Lawrence. Bring change to tip your artists!

There will be a raffle for a 40” flat-screen television. To enter the draw, spend $20 or more in Weston Village on the day of the eventand bring your receipts to the information booth in front of the RBC.

 


Mural Community Consultations

UrbanArts will be meeting on July 27 and Aug 3 at 6 pm, at the Weston Library from 6-7 to discuss proposed art murals.

Cree-Métis Artist Jason Baerg proposes a text based visual art project to reclaimate the Humber River in Akwe:kon / Tkaronto / Toronto. Using the founding Indigenous languages, this work is intended to significantly improve the visibility of Indigenous communities in the local environment and help renew greater connections to the land. Currently, Toronto has one of the largest urban populations of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Kanata.

There are two proposed sites:

The first site is the Lawrence West Bridge… in Memorial Park. The second site is Scarlet Rd. parapets / bridge superstructures over the Humber.


The MDCA is hosting HumberFest on August 7:

Mount Dennis pop-up galleries this summer

The Eglinton Crosstown is sponsoring “Gallery City”, a series of pop-up galleries this summer, including in Mount Dennis, featuring work by local artists.

By Shirley Mpagi, From Gallery City
Joan McGivney, from Gallery City

The exhibition runs until August 25. Interested readers can find more information about the artists and locations at the Gallery City site.

Neighbour’s night out a huge success

The annual Neighbours’ Night out was a huge success again this year. Hundreds and hundreds of people showed up for food, entertainment, and socializing. The weather was perfect, and the music fantastic.

Many thanks to the organizers, and to Tony Serwatuk from Behind the Lenz for the photos.

Ghost ride tonight

There will be a ghost ride tonight in honour of Gary Sim, who was killed riding his bike in the Mount Dennis area. The ride starts at Bloor and Spadina at 6 pm, and will end at Jane Park Plaza between 7:30 and 8.

Gary Sim
From The Star

The ghost bike movement honours cyclists who were killed by placing memorial white bikes where they were struck. 

Gary Sim, 70, was an avid bicyclist and bike advocate, and a lifelong Mount Dennis resident. He was struck by a van making a right turn into a driveway on June 30. He died of his injuries.

Today in Weston July 9, 2017

On Sunday evening, people watch from the banks of the Humber in Raymore Park as firefighters battle an equipment blaze on the other side. A digger appears to be burning at one of the sewer upgrade sites on the opposite bank. It is not yet known what has caused the blaze.

Foodshare moves to Mount Dennis–open house next Friday

Mount Dennis has some new and great neighbours: Foodshare has moved into 120 Industry Street, and they’re hosting an open house next Friday.

Foodshare produces weekly Good Food Boxes, which contain fresh fruit and vegetables for fantastic prices: $13 for a small box, and $18 for a huge one. Westonians, let’s do this! One community leader is needed to manage the money and boxes.

 

Celebrate Canada Day at Weston Lions Park

There will be lots to do this Canada Day and, not to be outdone, Weston will have a celebration at Lions Park.

I say this truthfully: I think our celebrations always punch way above our weight. Last Canada Day at the park was a cracking party, but I expect this year will be just bonkers: we are promised live music, bouncy castles, and, of course, a fireworks show at 10 pm.