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 Buskerfestwill 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.