The world may be changed forever but life is going on in some parts of Weston.
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
- Licensed daycares and schools
- All city-run March Break camps
- Frontlines March Break camp, as of Tuesday
- Our MP’s constituency office
- 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!
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Weston: I know it’s damn hard to go to the stores these days.. and not trying to capitalize on that, just trying to help; if anyone needs some bread you can individually direct message me and I will organize a day or days that I can order in what bread you want so you don’t have to line up for bread at the store.. also I can do the same for milk and eggs.. my suppliers will have it covered and deliver. If anyone wants to arrange this send me the messages with the quantities and I will get it
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.
Yelp released a list of the best 100 restaurants in Canada, and Weston’s own Zeal Burgers is number 29!
I heartily agree—but I must object that Comal Y Canela wasn’t on the list, too. I maintain it’s the best Mexican restaurant in Canada, bar none.
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.
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.
Weston has a new coffee shop, and it’s great. Black Cat Espresso, in the new commercial development on Rosemount, is super hip and super good. They’ve been under construction for a year, and it’s been worth the wait.
If you hurry, they are selling everything—everything—for $0 today (tips gratefully accepted). Coffee, lattés, baguettes and sandwiches: all free. Amazing.
The building is beautiful, with exposed brick, timber, great decorations, and personality. My double espresso was dark and bitter, just like me. My wife says her latté was the best she’s ever had. She raved.