On Tuesday, January 22nd, Jennifer Arnott will host a talk called “Private Space for the Public Good: Your Yard Can Make a Difference”
Does your yard make your neighbourhood better or make it worse? Learn how your choices contribute to or combat flooding, extreme heat, pollinator health, and community health, and, hear the story of the impact of one Toronto front yard garden.
The meeting will start at 8:00 p.m. in the hall at Church of St. Mary and St. Martha, at 1149 Weston Road.
Weston’s finest writing group, Write Now!, will be starting up again next Tuesday, at the Weston Library. It sounds like a blast. All are welcome.
Bell Technical Solutions are organizing an Employment Information Session at LEF between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22nd.
Local musician Japs Cunanan is holding a jazz concert at 6pm on January 26 at Weston Banquet Hall, 2125 Weston Road, York ON. M9N 1X8
Call 416-804-9942 for more details and to order tickets.
The Mount Dennis BIA will be hosting its 3rd annual Winter Solstice Celebration under the Nyctophilia lights, on Friday, December 21, starting at 6.
Weston Community Christmas Food Drive
On Sunday, December 9th from 1-5 pm, Weston Park Baptist Church is having its annual Christmas Community Food Drive.
Each year the Christmas food drive helps 330+ local families. For almost 30 years the community has graciously responded with the needed food.
This is achieved is by distributing 4000 bags into the Weston community a week prior to the drive. With more than 50 volunteers the food is collected door-to-door, it is sorted at the church, boxed and prepared for distribution by the Weston Area Emergency Support WAES Food Bank.
Food may also be brought to the church at 1871 Weston Rd. Volunteers are welcome.
The Mount Dennis Community Association will be hosting its AGM this Wednesday from 6:30–9:00 at the York Recreation Centre. Paul Bedford, a former chief planner for the City of Toronto will be the keynote speaker.
The AGM will focus on the new Line 5, the Mount Dennis mobility hub, and the Mount Dennis Planning Framework Study. The study will update rules about land use, density, and infrastructure.
CP’s Holiday Train will chug into town this Thursday. It will be at the CP’s Lambton Yard, at 750 Runnymede, between 8:15 and 9.
The Weston Historical Society will be having their 38th annual Christmas Carol and Hymn Sing at Victory Assembly International Church on Wednesday, December 5.
UrbanArts will be having a Winter Expo on December 8. It sounds great.
I’ve been to many Remembrance Day ceremonies, but, I’m sorry to say, none in Weston. I went today for the first time, and it was very moving.
About forty people observed the 100th anniversary of the armistice in near silence. It was quite beautiful; there were no speakers and no organizers, but a community came together to mark an important occasion. A few people quietly streamed the CBC broadcast, and, at some point when it was right, everyone with a poppy walked forward to place it on the cenotaph.
A few minutes later, we all walked off in near silence.