There will be no activities on the old Weston fairgrounds this year and no fireworks to cap off the evening. Here’s a look at some of the celebrations from a few years ago.
It’s no great surprise, but the Queens Drive yard sale and the WVRA’s Neighbours’ Night Out will be cancelled this year.
Both will return in 2021.
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
- Licensed daycares and schools
- All city-run March Break camps
- Frontlines March Break camp, as of Tuesday
- Our MP’s constituency office
- 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!
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Weston: I know it’s damn hard to go to the stores these days.. and not trying to capitalize on that, just trying to help; if anyone needs some bread you can individually direct message me and I will organize a day or days that I can order in what bread you want so you don’t have to line up for bread at the store.. also I can do the same for milk and eggs.. my suppliers will have it covered and deliver. If anyone wants to arrange this send me the messages with the quantities and I will get it
On Wednesday, February 26, the Mount Dennis ecoNeighbourhood association will be hosting a town hall on climate action plans.
Two groups recently received $15,000 in city grants:
“Hopefully we would strengthen everybody’s response to climate action, whether you’re going to plant a tree in your backyard or you’re going to eat more tofu,” said Mike Mattos, president of the Mount Dennis Community Association and member of the Mount Dennis Eco-Neighbourhood Initiative.
“Whatever it is you decide to do, we should be bringing resources to help people make the changes in their lives.”
On March 2, Frances Nunziata’s office will be hosting an information session on construction coming to Weston Road betwen Lawrence and Humberview.
The city will be upgrading the sewer system on Weston and will be improving the intersections at St Phillip, Church, John, and Lawrence.
The planned work includes widened sidewalks and tactile plates, as well as new trees, planters, and permeable paving.
The meeting will be held in the Rockport Hall at Artscape Weston Common (34 John Street) from 6:30-8:30 PM. The meeting will be in an open house format with panels you can walk around and view with a presentation at 7 P
There are a million great things going on in Weston in the coming weeks.
Tomorrow, to celebrate Family Day, Frances Nunziata is hosting a skating party at Weston Lions Arena.
UrbanArts has a Beats Mind Movement showcase on Friday, February 21.
St Philips presents Juno Award-winning Kirk MacDonald and his quartet next weekend.
The York South–Weston NIA is hosing a celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 6.
Frontlines is hosting a March Break camp from March 16–20.
Tomorrow, the LEF will host a job fair and résumé critique from 11 to 2. The résumé critique might be particularly useful, because…
On Tuesday, February 11, Frances Nunziata is hosting a youth hiring event for job seekers from 16–29. The job fair will be at 50 Falstaff from 3 to 7 pm. Registration is free for youth.
Speaking of Artscape, if you’re looking to get out of the house with your one-true-love on Valentines’, Kachan Quinlan Design Studio at Artscape is hosting a kids’ night with treats and painting.