Upcoming events

The Weston Historical Society will be holding its General Meeting on Wednesday June 7th at Humber Heights Retirement Home,

 The guest speaker will be Doug Taylor, speaking on  “Movie Theatres of Toronto – memories of lost movie theatres.” 

The WHCD will be taking part in the Queens’ Drive Garage sale this June 10, and all proceeds will support their organization. If you have any donations or spare time, they’d be glad for the help.

Today in Weston May 13, 2017

Today was a busy one in Weston. The Weston Farmers Market was open with a few stalls. Next week will be bigger and better. According to vendors, business was brisk. Everyone I spoke to was pleased with their sales.

Weston Farmers Market begins the second of three seasons at its UP Express location.
Sebastian Capatina from menos.ca with some artisanal olive oil and bread samples.
Emi Burnham from Pinkyz Bath Bombs with some actual bath bombs.

The Farmers Market wasn’t the only activity happening today.

At the Weston Library, Ameer Shaikh (L) and Laurent Ho from ADL Process Electronic Recycling collect old electronics for, well, recycling.
At 2125 Weston Road, (the former St. John’s Anglican) Pastor Felix Ayomike helps out at the barbecue during Victory Assembly’s open house.

Down in the Humber Valley, exercise was on the minds of many.

At the Weston Sports Complex, soccer, tennis and baseball players do their thing.

Microgrants available–but hustle!

The city is offering $1000 ‘micro-grants’ to neighbourhood groups within its Neighbourhood Improvement areas, which include both Weston and Mount Dennis. If you’ve got an idea, whip it together, and get to the meeting next Thursday.

To apply, local groups must have at least five participating members and be planning an event or activity open to the community.

Me, I’d like to see a food-truck festival on Weston Road in the summer, or a beer garden at the Farmers’ Market. Perhaps we could have a bike-repair and information party with veggie burgers and ice cream for all.

Squibb’s is 90!

Squibb’s Stationers will celebrate its 90th birthday on May 6! Squibb’s is “the oldest textbook and general bookstore in the GTA”, and was founded in 1927.

To celebrate, Antanas Sileika will be speaking and reading from his new book. Sileika, the author of five books, worked at Squibb’s years ago. The celebrations start at 11:30 am.

First Jane’s walk in Weston

The Weston Heritage Conservation District is organizing what your correspondent believes is the first-ever Weston Jane’s Walk.

Jane’s Walks are neighbourhood tours in honour of Jane Jacobs, urban planning critic and theorist.

The Welcome to Weston Walk will show how deep roots can enrich the present while still leaving room for the future. The stops involve a youth drop in, the Weston Heritage Conservation District, a modern Doctor’s clinic in a former Post Office, a multifaceted Artscape project, the evolution of Grand Trunk train station to one for the GO train and UP Express and the Historical Society Archives!

The Weston walk will be May 6 at 10 am, and will start in the GO Station parking lot. It should last about an hour.

Upcoming events

A new group called YSW@The Table will launch on Saturday, April 29, at the Mount Dennis Neighbourhood Centre,  1269 Weston Road.

10 am – Garden and Spring Planting project workshops

11am – “Making Healthier Meals” demo w/Author and George Brown Professor Sobia Khan 

12-1pm Community Food Fare! – Meet Local Community Food Entrepreneurs sharing their newest creations – Yum!

1-2pm  “Making the Next Connection” w/Artist Facilitator Tanya Gerber

1-2pm   Celebrity “Cook Off” Competition

Includes  –   Raffles, Giveaways and Prizes.

4-5pm   Dinner and Social 

(Dinner provided by The Nutmeg Spot – RSVP suggested)