Laura Albanese, our MPP, will be hosting a spring clean-up this Sunday, from 10 am–12. She’ll provide the refreshments and the garbage bags; you provide the gloves and sweat.
Meet at her constituency office, 2301 Keele St.
The all-candidates debate will be tonight, Wednesday the 14th, at the Mt. Dennis Legion, starting at 7.
We’ll be trying to video the debate and post it on YouTube, but, to be honest, we’re hopeless at this kind of thing. You should go instead.
The Weston Historical Society would like you to know that
Mary Louise Ashbourne and Cherri Hurst from the Weston Historical Society will conduct a lively talk on the history of Weston accompanied by a slide show.
The talk will be on Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. at the Weston Public Library. If you have any questions, call (416) 394-1016.
A reader has sent the following notice:
An All Candidates Meeting for the upcoming Federal Election will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at the Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Road, just south of Eglinton (west side), from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Weston Village Residents’ Association, the Mount Dennis Community Association, the Greenhills Community Association and the Silverthorn Ratepayers’ Association.
Have you ever wondered how Canada has managed to lose most of its manufacturing jobs that paid a good wage? Weston could well be the poster child for this scenario. A feature documentary, ‘Poor No More‘ hosted by Mary Walsh, attempts to answer that question. It explores the reasons why there is such a huge disparity between rich and poor in Canada and why the disparity is growing.
Following the movie, attendees are invited to participate in a discussion of the issues with the executive producer, producer and director as well as Paul Ferreira and Mike Sullivan, respective York South Weston provincial and federal NDP candidates in the upcoming elections.
Place: York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Avenue W.
Time: Saturday March 19, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Friday January 14.
This afternoon, Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston flew in from Ottawa to lend support to the Habitat for Humanity project at 1500 Weston Road. The complex of 20 energy efficient townhouses will provide safe, decent and affordable homes for 96 people currently living in sub-standard housing in Toronto.
The Governor General’s support came in the form of adding his presence to the Habitat For Humanity project thus providing moral support but he is no slouch when it comes to hammering a nail and laying down flooring. He worked on the second floor of a home that will be completed this spring.
The townhome complex is being built almost entirely by volunteers from the community as well as the eventual homeowners.
After putting in his work shift, his excellency moved to a marquee where he chatted informally with volunteers and community partners. Later, he spoke about the contribution that Habitat For Humanity has made in many countries around the world and the dedication of volunteers who lend their muscle and expertise. Habitat For Humanity is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and decent housing at a reasonable cost.
The first residents will be moving in on Saturday and others will be moving in as the units are completed. A resident who will be among the first to move in described her excitement and feeling of accomplishment and thankfulness at being able to move into a home of her own. The head of Habitat in Canada, Stewart Hardacre said that in his experience children raised in Habitat homes consistently graduate from university.
Santa paid his 31st early visit to Weston yesterday, and the village threw a parade on his behalf.
Thousands of children lined Weston Rd in the afternoon to get stuffed on candy cane and catch a glimpse of the old man himself. And while nobody could hold a shiny nose to the man in red, the parade featured many of Weston’s illustrious cast of characters: the kids were thrilled by Indian Elvis, Miss Canada, the Screaming Shriners on their miniature motorbikes, and the city’s most spectacularly out-of-tune Air Cadet band. Even Rob Ford put in an appearance—the first mayor to ever do so, according to Frances Nunziata.
According to insiders, Santa will be back later this month, if the children of the city are generally nice. A very small, pointy-eared tipster who would not be named said “Looking good, so far. Tell Evie to lay off the late nights and Joshua to kiss his mom more. Just sayin’.”