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.

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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.”

Upcoming events

Spring has sprung, and that means there are a million things to do! Get out and meet your neighbours in this awesome little village.

Jacqueline Storino has organized an Easter-egg hunt at Elm Park next SUNDAY, April 21 from 10 am to 12 noon. This is Weston’s second annual egg hunt. Man, I love this town!

You can drop off plastic eggs, chocolate eggs, Easter candy, or coffee and tea at Squibbs, at 55 Queens Drive, or at 69 MacDonald. They’d also appreciate an RSVP, I know, to plan for the craziness.

Perhaps when your kids are all hopped up (pun intended!), you can unleash them on Cruickshank Park to help tidy up!

The only thing better than Weston might be beer. So, clearly, the best thing in the world is Weston and beer.¹

Tan Ya Connors is hosting “Turn Back Time”, a photographic history of Weston, on Thursday, April 24 25, at Shacklands Brewing Company.

Join local history aficionado John Maniezzo as we review historical photos and share stories about our neighbourhood. Always a good time to meet your neighbours and enjoy a local brew.

The Weston Village Residents’ Association will be hosting their AGM at Artscape on Tuesday, May 14. The meeting starts at 7 and doors open at 6:30

Tan Ya Connors has also organized the Bee The Change! a pollinator’s party.

Sunday, June 9th promises to BEE an amazing time!

Black Creek Alliance is hosting a Pollinator Celebration!

Join us with special musical guests The Shuffle Demons, as we celebrate nature and beauty in unexpected places. Enjoy local music, wonderful food, learn about native plants make a bee hotel, or seed bomb your own back yard! We’ll share more details soon.

Bee there or bee square!

¹Not true. Weston+beer+cigarettes. But Shacklands is non-smoking.

Upcoming events

Farmers’ Market

The Farmers’ Market opening will be Saturday, May 11. The market is in many ways the centre of town, and I’m really looking forward to it.

This year, the market will be in the parking lot of the Weston Baptist Church at 1871 Weston Rd until the road work on John Street is finished.

The Good Jobs for All coalition and the Green Economy Network are hosting “A Green New Deal for York South Weston” this Tuesday, April 9, at the Jane Street Hub.