Awesome week in Weston

Boy, it was a cracking week in Weston.

The June Fair was a huge success. The weather was perfect, and hundreds of people turned out. There were bouncy castles, hamburgers from Zeal Burger, and great games and prizes. On a melancholy note, both Ms Madarasz and Ms Sestito announced their retirements.

The Queens’ Drive (and neighbourhood) annual garage sale was awesome, as usual, today.

William selling the best lemonade on Queens Drive.
Cherri and Leslie on King, raising money for the Weston Historical Society

Upcoming events

Mount Dennis ecoNeighbourhood Green Energy Panel

On Monday, the Mount Dennis Community Association will host a panel discussing Mount Dennis’ progress toward becoming a net-zero ecoNeighbourhood. The event is at the Mount Dennis Public Library, and doors will open at 6:00

On Tuesday, June 11, Mike Sullivan, our former MP will be showing a film, Being Poor Makes You Poorer. Yafet Tewelde, who would like to be our new MP, will be attending.

Saturday, June 15, will be the official opening of the Weston Farmers’ Market.

Upcoming events

Weston Memorial’s annual June Fair will be Thursday, June 6. It’s always a blast.

The Queens Drive Garage sale will be Saturday, June 8. If you’ve never been, you must. It’s a wonderful Weston tradition.

The Black Creek Alliance is hosting a community fair on Sunday, June 9. There will be live music! Sounds great.

UrbanArts has announced a new program for seniors: ‘1000 Words’ will run every Tuesday at 1 pm at the York West Active Living Centre.

The ‘1000 Words’ project is an arts-based storytelling program that will enable seniors to share their life experiences through a variety of artistic disciplines. Seniors will reflect on the past, present and future through a variety of arts including collage-making, illustrations, mixed media painting and photography. All workshops will be facilitated by a trained arts professional. The program will culminate in an exhibition that will be open to the public and feature the works created by the seniors alongside portraits taken by youth throughout the project.

Tenants’ meeting tomorrow

Chiara Padovani will be hosting a tenants’ meeting tomorrow

What do YOU want to see in the city’s new housing plan?

We’re inviting all tenants to participate in this community consultation and provide input for the new HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan.

Organized by seven tenant associations in York South-Weston. Join us for a tenant-focused discussion on housing in Toronto over some delicious snacks!

Please RSVP so we make sure we have enough food for everyone:

Roselands Plant Sale draws gardeners.

There was a line-up of eager plant buyers before the 9:00 am opening of the Roselands Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale at the Eglinton Flats. Roselands has been going strong since 1926 and uses sale proceeds to fund their work with local schools and with West Park Hospital’s Long Term Care Facility.

Bernice and Karen awaiting customers.
Warren and Donna are all set at their table.
Last minute preparations before the public arrives.
The ribbon is cut at 9:00 am exactly.
At 9:03 am, tables are busy.

Roselands email: [email protected]

Upcoming events

Shakespeare in Action will be putting on Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop “a vibrant, interactive presentation that demonstrates how modern hip-hop shares many similarities with Shakespeare” this weekend.

The presentation features three professional actors, thumb-nail sketches of Shakespeare’s life and times, and key scenes & speeches from Shakespeare’s most popularly studied plays – including MacbethRomeo & Juliet and Hamlet.

In other Shakespeare news, SIA is looking for staff for their camp inHigh Park in and their production of  Shakespeare in the Shell—which will be coming to Little Avenue Memorial Park in Weston. You’ll notice that I’ve buried the lede here—there’s  going to be a professional production of Shakespeare in the bandshell in Little Avenue Park! Nice!

Frances Nunziata will be hosting a community safety meeting on May 22 with Chief Saunders.