Weston restaurants remain open

Marion from the BIA passes along this important information: local restaurants remain open for take out and delivery, even after the announcement yesterday that most businesses must close. Uber Eats is offering free delivery, too. Some Weston restaurants are

  • Egg Smart
  • P & M Family Restaurant
  • Ali Baba Middle Eastern
  • Wiff African Restaurant
  • P & M Family Restaurant
  • Perfect Blend Café
  • Yummy Delight
  • Sun Crisp Fish and Chips
  • Weston Barbecue
  • Tim Hortons Coffee Shop
  • Chicken Roast Middle Eastern
  • God Bless Canada
  • Pizza Alps
  • Zeal Burger
  • Kitchen King Jerk
  • Auseff Halal Middle Eastern
  • Pizza Pizza
  • Popeye’s Chicken
  • Living Well Caribbean
  • Milam’s Pizzeria

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Comal Y Canela, Canada’s finest Mexican restaurant.

What’s open? What’s not?

Much of Weston—and the city—is shutting down to flatten the curve. Here’s a partial list. Please help if you can by leaving a comment below. I’ll update as possible.

Closed or cancelled

  • Weston, Mount Dennis (and all other) library branches
  • York Recreation Centre
  • Shakespeare in Action
  • Mount Dennis’ Climate Action Summit
  • UrbanArts
  • Licensed daycares and schools
  • All city-run March Break camps
  • Frontlines March Break camp, as of Tuesday
  • Goodlife
  • Our MP’s constituency office

Open

  • Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
  • Most small business, including Black Cat, P&M’s, and supercoffee, which are doing a bang-up job.

Black Cat, Weston’s finest café, has an offer for you if you’re having a hard time getting to the store. Justin says that if you can’t make it to the grocery, he can order in baked goods, eggs, and milk for you. Justin, you’re a hell of a guy.

P&M’s is offering to order meat, sauce, and seafood, if you’re in a tight spot.  I love you guys!

 

Mati’s coffee is gone

Mati’s Coffee on Weston Road has closed. Mati’s opened in May of 2018, and the owners, Konjet and Derrge Tadewsa, had started their own business after working at Tim Hortons.

In a bitter (pun intended) twist, Tim Hortons opened a franchise earlier this month only steps away from Mati’s.

Konjet Tadewsa and her son receive a City of Toronto congratulatory diploma from Business Improvement Association Chair Masum Hossain on Saturday May, 26. Husband, Derrge and other family members were on hand to lend support.

 

Tim Hortons opening on Weston Road

It’s not often I am disappointed to hear of a coffee shop opening, but I am sad to see that a Tim Hortons will be opening on Weston Road beside the H&R Block and Weston Station Restaurant.

A few years ago, I would have been delighted. We were a sleepy little town, with few—really no—places to get the day jumpstarted. But that’s changed. We’re spoiled for choice now, with Matti’s, Perfect Blend, and Black Cat all within a short walk. And, for those who just can’t get enough cheap robusta, there is a Tim’s just around the corner and another up the street.

I propose we put throw our money behind the people who have put their money behind Weston. I, for one, won’t be spending a dime at Tim Hortons.

Black Cat Espresso Bar gets BlogTO write-up.

One of these days I’m planning on walking over to Weston’s latest coffee shop, the new Black Cat Espresso Bar at 46 Rosemount Avenue. Amy Carlberg at blogTO has done a feature article on the place complete with interior shots and some mouth-watering photos.

Read all about it here.