Roselands Plant Sale draws gardeners.

There was a line-up of eager plant buyers before the 9:00 am opening of the Roselands Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale at the Eglinton Flats. Roselands has been going strong since 1926 and uses sale proceeds to fund their work with local schools and with West Park Hospital’s Long Term Care Facility.

Bernice and Karen awaiting customers.
Warren and Donna are all set at their table.
Last minute preparations before the public arrives.
The ribbon is cut at 9:00 am exactly.
At 9:03 am, tables are busy.

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Upcoming events

Shakespeare in Action will be putting on Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop “a vibrant, interactive presentation that demonstrates how modern hip-hop shares many similarities with Shakespeare” this weekend.

The presentation features three professional actors, thumb-nail sketches of Shakespeare’s life and times, and key scenes & speeches from Shakespeare’s most popularly studied plays – including MacbethRomeo & Juliet and Hamlet.

In other Shakespeare news, SIA is looking for staff for their camp inHigh Park in and their production of  Shakespeare in the Shell—which will be coming to Little Avenue Memorial Park in Weston. You’ll notice that I’ve buried the lede here—there’s  going to be a professional production of Shakespeare in the bandshell in Little Avenue Park! Nice!

Frances Nunziata will be hosting a community safety meeting on May 22 with Chief Saunders.

Upcoming events

So much going on in York South–Weston these days! Without further ado:

UrbanArts has a cool workshop: Street Photography. No equipment and no experience required. I think this is the first partnership of the Cultural Hotspot program with groups in YSW.

Weston Wheels, the bike-repair program of the Learning Enrichment Foundation, is offering a free bike-repair clinic this Saturday.


St Philips Church will be hosting Jazz Vespers this Sunday. It looks great.

The LEF will celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 15 with a well-deserved to do.

The official opening of the Emery Creek Bike Path will be on Sunday, May 26. The Emery path joins up with the Humber River bike path.

France Nunziata will be hosting two meetings to discuss how to make things better in Weston and Mount Dennis. The Mount Dennis meeting will be May 27, and the Weston meeting will be May 29.

More upcoming events

It’s going to be a busy weekend!

Weston’s newest theatre group will be putting on their first in-town performance tomorrow at Artscape Weston Common. Doors open at 1.

Our MP, Ahmed Hussen, will also be hosting a job fair tomorrow at the Community Place Hub.

The Weston Village Residents’ Association will be hosting their AGM on May 14. The keynote sounds interesting “Reimagining Weston Village”.

A little farther off, Weston and Mount Dennis will have—for the first time, I think—an entry in Doors Open: The Eglinton Crosstown Maintenance and Storage Facility. That’s May 25.


Upcoming events

The Weston Clean Team is giving Cruickshank Park a twice over. They’re meeting this Saturday at 10 a.m., and volunteer hours are given to students.

The MDCA will also be leading a Jane’s Walk on Saturday, starting at Mount Dennis library at 3 p.m..

The walk begins with a discussion of walking opportunities in Mount Dennis, using our ten previous walks as source material.

We will then discuss the Mount Dennis station and maintenance yard, with an announcement about their participation in Doors Open later in the month.

And then we will walk to Eglinton Flats SE, to visit Topham Pond, site of Party by the Pond in July.

Speaking of which, the PbtP will be July 6, and “organizations, entertainers, businesses, and more” are invited to participate. Send them an email at [email protected]

The Weston’s Farmers’ Market will start on May 11, the day before mothers’ day. This year, it will be a t the Weston Baptist Church lot, at 1871 Weston Road. There will be “some great gifts for the first moms or grandmas to arrive at the market that day. The prizes were donated by the stores and restaurants in Weston BIA.”