Tenant Union meeting this week

The Tenant Union will be hosting an online training session this week for tenants.

COVID-19 has left a lot of us behind on rent. On Wednesday January 27,join us in this free online training with Downtown Legal Services to learn the ins and outs of the eviction process and payment plans – what’s legal and what isn’t. You’ll also learn about how the YSW Tenant Union has successfully prevented evictions through tenant organizing – remember you’re not alone and we’re stronger together!

Upcoming events

On Tuesday, January 19, from 6-7 pm there will be a virtual meeting to discuss community benefits arising from a new hospital being built at West Park. The meeting is being hosted by the Mount Dennis Community Association, West Park Healthcare Centre, and the Toronto Community Benefits Network.

The organizers say the community benefits will include

Apprenticeships & Career opportunities 

Social Procurement opportunities 

Neighbourhood and Environment Improvements

Q&A with Mayor Tory and Dr. de Villa

Frances Nunziata will be hosting an online question-and-answer session with Mayor Tory and Toronto’s medical officer of health, Dr Eileen de Villa. All residents are welcome to attend and ask questions about the COVID pandemic.

The meeting will be December 14 between 7-8 PM on WebEx. You can also call in, at (416) 915-6530. The password is available here, as is the meeting code.

Councillor Nunziata is encouraging people to send questions in advance.

Weston has had a COVID infection rate among the highest in the city.

Upcoming events

The last episode of “Run it Black” will be tomorrow, July 30 at 6 PM. It will feature Tafari Anthony, a “Toronto based artist whose music blends R&B, pop, and soul…. Known for his sleek vocal tones, sultry melodies and music which oozes with personality, Tafari leaves listeners in awe.”

You can watch this, or past shows, on Facebook.

On Friday, Frontlines will host “Beats in the Streets”, with free games, workouts, and movies for youth.

And, of course, the Weston Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday, at its new (old) location at the 16 John Street lot.

Upcoming events

 There will be yoga in Swanek Park every Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. The cost is $10, and it is will be socially distanced. Sounds great to me.

UrbanArts will he having its annual CultureShock festival online this year, from August 5–7.