Elves needed

The Weston Santa Claus Parade needs some elves to help out with the parade this year. Volunteers from 11 years-old and up are needed to help carry banners, wear costumes, and put up posters. 

Eglinton LRT meeting tomorrow

The city will host a meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) on updated plans for the Mount Dennis section of the Eglinton LRT.  The new plans call for extending light rail to the airport area (instead of John Tory’s original plan for subways), fewer stops, and some very cool grade separations to clear busy intersections.

Image from transit.toronto.on.ca

The meeting will be Wednesday, November 15, at York Humber High School (100 Emmett Avenue)  from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.


Events this week

Remembrance Day will be honoured on Saturday, November 11th at 10:45 am in the Auditorium at York Memorial Collegiate. All are welcome to attend.

Photo by Benoit Aubry


Upcoming events

Frontlines is hosting an annual fundraiser before the Santa Claus Parade on November 26.

Frontlines youth chefs from our Catering Careers Program presents its first Annual Holiday Brunch on Sunday November 26th at 1901 Weston Road, Toronto , ON from 10 am to 1 pm, just before the Weston Parade.

Come and enjoy a delightful array of Caribbean and Canadian Christmas Brunch items
Tickets are $20


The Weston Historical Society will be hosting their 37th Annual old fashioned Christmas Carol and Hymn Sing on Wednesday, December 6th at St. Philips Anglican Church, 31 St. Phillips Road, at 7:00 p.m. The theme this year will be “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

Donations of non-perishable foods can be will be accepted at the church for WAES (Weston Area Emergency Support) Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Halloween a cracking success

Shares of toothpaste-maker Crest dipped on the news yesterday that Queens Drive crowds were down slightly year-on-year, before staging a late rally when investors realized that King Street was taking up the slack.

In other words: it was another blast.

Longtime York South—Weston resident and advocate to become NDP candidate

Faisal Hassan, a resident of Weston and a longtime community advocate, is set to become the NDP’s candidate in York South—Weston for the upcoming provincial election.

Hassan says that this community has given him a lot; he wants the same opportunities that he has received to be accessible to all residents of York South—Weston. He believes in job creation, addressing income inequality, public health care, affordable housing and child care, and environmental sustainability. He sees a bright future for all residents of York South—Weston.

Currently Hassan serves on the volunteer board of the Weston King Neighbourhood Centre (WKNC) in Weston, and has been an active union member. Earlier on his career, Hassan hosted a popular current affairs radio program and served on the volunteer boards of the Centre for Equality in Accommodation and Brampton’s Habitat for Humanity.

As a politically active community member, I have been able to witness Faisal’s commitment to his community. He has canvassed all the issues that we care about and that greatly impact residents of York South—Weston; universal pharmacare, labour law reform, and the privatization of hydro, among many other things.

If you would like to meet Faisal Hassan, join the York South—Weston NDP at their nomination meeting on Wednesday, November 8th, 6pm at Weston Collegiate (100 Pine Street).

Events this week

Weston’s first pumpkin parade will be this Wednesday, November 1st, thanks to the Weston Roadrunners. Bring out your pumpkins and have one last farewell before Jack O’Lantern takes them back to the pumpkin patch.

The official unveiling of Supercoffee’s lovely new mural will be on November 4 at 2 pm. You’ll be able to meet the artist, Nick Sweetman, and help plant a new pollinator garden.