Events are in bloom!
UrbanArts’ AGM will be May 4
The Weston Farmers’ Market will open May 13.
The 3oth annual Queens Drive yard sale will be June 10 starting at 8 am. This year, King Street residents are being asked to participate. Volunteers are needed to help distribute flyers.
Frontlines has announced their summer camps. Registration opens soon.
Frontlines will be having a 30th anniversary celebration on April 22. A few tickets are still available, and I can tell you from experience that it’s a great evening. Tickets are available here.
The Weston Historical Society will be hosting a meeting this Wednesday and discussing William Trethewey, famous for his aviation exploits, and the road named in his honour.
The Mount Dennis Community Association will be having community clean-up days every Saturday in April, as part of Toronto’s city-wide cleanup on the weekend of April 22. Check the website for details. Your correspondent has not heard about corresponding clean-ups in Weston, though any interested volunteer could register us with the city.
Sunday, April 23 will be the grand opening of the York Rec Centre, from 2–5 pm
Saturday, April 29 will be the community environment day, staring at 2:00 in Eglinton Flats. You can pick up compost, green bins, and kitchen containers, drop off hazardous waste or donate items.
Mount Dennis is having an eco neighbourhood meeting on April 3 at the Mount Dennis Library. It sounds like a great initiative.
The Weston Historical Society is having its AGM on Wednesday April 5th. at The Village of Humber Heights Retirement Home, 2245 Lawrence Avenue West, at 7:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Galway, speaking no the Tretheway Model Farm and Plaque Project.”
UrbanArts is hosting an ongoing participatory art project called “My City My Six”. They will be having “My City My Six workshops in creative writing, spoken word & poetry, digital story-telling and comedy.”
Metrolinx will be hosting an open house to discuss the Eglinton LRT on Wednesday, March 29, at the LEF, 116 Industry Street.
The MDCA is hosting a meeting at the Mount Dennis Library at 6:30 on April 3rd to “showcase our progress toward becoming a sustainable neighbourhood”. The MDCA is striving to make Mount Dennis an Eco-Neighbourhood.
A City of Toronto Community Energy Planner will review the work underway to quantify energy use in Mount Dennis. This will lead to an action plan to improve energy efficiency in both existing homes and future developments. The goal is to become carbon neutral as Toronto’s first Net Zero community.
Metrolinx will provide an update on their plan for an alternative to the proposed gas power plant proposed to provide emergency power for the Eglinton Crosstown line. Information will also be available about ways the Eglinton Crosstown supports greater sustainability.
The Toronto Region Conservation Authority will review its Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) program, recently recognized as one of the top 100 programs worldwide! MDCA is working to develop a partnership strategy that will engage our community in planning and addressing climate change, while connecting us to jobs in the green economy.
Our elected representatives will provide the latest news on how governments at the city, provincial and federal levels are supporting our efforts.
The Weston Historical Society is going to draw record crowds, I predict, with its newest meeting. Nick Pashley will be speaking on “Beer, the history of brewing in Toronto (and Canada).” Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshments (please, god, not coffee).
The meeting will be at 7:30 on Wednesday, February 1st, at The Village of Humber Heights Retirement Home.
The WHCD will be having its AGM this Thursday, January 26, and you are invited. The AGM will be in the Masonic Lodge at 2040 Weston Rd, starting at 6:30.