Events this week

The Weston Historical Society will be holding its General Meeting on at 7:30 on Wednesday February 7,  2018 at The Village of Humber Heights Retirement Home, 2245 Lawrence Avenue West.

Our guest speakers will be Mary Louise Ashbourne & Cherri Hurst.
Their topic will be “Celebrating What Was and Still Is (In Weston).”

All are welcome, and refreshments will be served. The meeting is wheelchair accessible.

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LogoUrbanArts will be having an open house this Friday at their newly-renovated space at 19 John St. You can learn about the classes, exhibitions, and meet the staff. The event starts at 5 pm and runs until 8.


The city of Toronto will be having a local budget consultation at the Etobicoke Civic Centre, on January 8, starting at 3 pm.

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Tonight, the  Weston Mount Dennis Community Place Hub (1765 Weston Road), “in partnership with Mission of Hope, will be holding a Holiday Dinner from 3-5 pm.”

 


The Mount Dennis BIA is hosting a Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 21 from 6–8 pm, under Nyctophilia, the light sculpture at Weston and Dennis Avenue.

 

Upcoming events in Mount Dennis

There’s much to do in Mount Dennis this month:


MDCA’s Annual General Meeting, Thursday Dec 14th, starting at 6:20.

To be a livable, net-zero energy neighbourhood and inspire others to do the
same

We invite you to attend the Mount Dennis Community Association annual general meeting and to engage with our community in the Mount Dennis Eco-Neighbourhood Initiative. Give your input on actions on energy, water, food, transportation, materials use, and work, and learn indigenous historical perspectives and approaches for for contributing to current and future community life.

Following an indigenous opening, the evening will feature Hon. Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from our MP, MPP, and City Councillor, and to ask questions of both Laura Albanese and Frances Nunziata. Food and refreshments will be served, prepared by local provisioners.

There will be a business portion where new members can join MDCA’s Board. MDCA will also elect its four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer). This is a great chance to get to know people from other parts of Mount Dennis, and to help bring about positive change in your community.


Food for Thought Saturday Dec 16th 11AM – 2PM
MDNC, 1269 Weston Road

Councillor Nunziata’s Skating Party Saturday,December 16th, 2017 from 3PM to 5PM at George Bell Arena.

Join Ward 11 Councillor Frances Nunziata for her annual community skating party,  MDCA will be providing skate and helmet loans at no charge.

We always welcome donations to offset the costs of sharpening skates and maintaining the Mount Dennis Community Rink’s Learn-to-Skate program.


Mount Dennis BIA Winter Solstice Event
Thursday Dec 21st 6 – 8PM

Our Business Improvement Area is organizing a bigger and better 2nd annual Winter Solstice event on Thursday December 21st from 6 – 8 pm under the lights of Nyctophilia  (Weston Rd at Dennis Ave. Free pics with Santa, free face painting, free hot chocolate and entertainment. Please bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to WAES (Weston Area Emergency Services aka the Food Bank), if you are able.

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The politicians of York South–Weston will be having a holiday open house next Sunday, December 10 at Frontlines, 1844 Weston Road. The event will be catered by the Frontlines culinary program.

Santa alights

It was a perfect day for the best Santa Claus parade in Toronto. Thousands of people lined Weston Road, and as the honoured guest passed, your correspondent could have sworn his Christmas magic conjured just a few flakes of snow to set the season’s spirit.

 

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Your humble correspondent neglected to mention that this weekend will, among other things, be “shop the neighbourhood”!


The MDCA will have its annual general meeting on December 14 at the Mount Dennis Legion (on Weston Road south of Eglinton).  Doors open at 6PM. It sounds like it’s going to be a great night:

Our indigenous neighbors will open the proceedings, reminding us of our connection to the land and our shared histories in the Humber Valley and Black Creek area.

Our featured speaker is the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources of the Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Chris Ballard. You will also have a chance to hear from our MP, MPP and City Councillor, and to ask questions of both Laura Albanese and Frances Nunziata (unfortunately MP Ahmed Hussen has to be in Ottawa that evening, but will have a video message for us).

Our program will speak about the progress of the EcoNeighbourhood in 2017 and the great outlook for 2018. Learn more about it, how it might affect you and how you can get involved.

And we’ll have representatives and information tables from other organizations.

At the supercoffee mural ribbon cutting, War 11 Councillor Nunziata complimented Mount Dennis and Weston for retaining our small town spirit, and for the initiatives that are leading to renewal.  Our AGM is your opportunity to participate.


Mount Dennis BIA Nyctophilia Solstice Event Dec 21st 6 till 8

The Mount Dennis BIA will hold it’s 2nd annual Winter Solstice event on Thursday December 21 from 6 – 8PM under the lights of Nyctophilia at Weston Road and Dennis Avenue. Free pics with Santa, free face painting, free hot chocolate and entertainment. Please bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to WAES (Weston Area Emergency Services aka the Food Bank), if you are able.