Pink Alley coming to Weston

An overlooked and forgotten alley at 1804 Weston Rd is getting a makeover this month. It will transform into an inclusive, innovative, and fun space called PINK ALLEY.

All of Weston is invited to the kick-off event, the Weston Ice Cream Party, on Wednesday, June 30th, 4-6 pm. There will be free tropical ice creams and samples of baked goods for everyone! The latter will be served by ‘Culinary Creations’—the new social enterprise catering facility operated by Frontlines (donations are welcome). Be sure to tour the new Frontlines Centre that day; it’s immediately next door.

“The launch will coincide with Frontlines’ Youth Summer Camp starting in July. They’ll make great use of the space,” says Harley Valentine of Castlepoint Numa Developments, funding the PINK ALLEY initiative. Harley added that Urban Arts and Weston’s Community Place Hub are supporters and will continue the transformation of the PINK ALLEY in the days to come. Visual artist Krystal Ball is working with the team to add eye-catching graphic design. The finishing touch will be the energy and laughter of the young people of Weston.

Man wanted for sex assault on Humber Trail

The police are asking for the public’s help after a woman was sexually assaulted on the Humber River Trail on Wednesday, June 16.

The police say that a woman was walking on the trail near Weston and St Phillips at about about 5 p.m. when a man approached her and sexually assaulted her.

He is described as

white, 50-60, 6’1” to 6’2”, blonde and white hair parted in the middle, slim build, with facial hair. He was wearing dark coloured jeans, a black belt and a black shirt with a red and orange design.

The city is hiring for green landscapers

The city is hiring for its “GreenForceTO” program. Residents from York South–Weston are invited to apply.

The City of Toronto has partnered with two local Employment Social Enterprises, RAINscapeTO and Building Up , to hire and train individuals from local Neighbourhood Improvement Areas or those experiencing barriers to employment for the maintenance of bio-swales, pollinator gardens and other green spaces that are critical to increase the neighbourhoods’ climate resilience and biodiversity.

Over two dozen sites have been identified for maintenance as part of this pilot. Many are located in the Weston-Mount Dennis and Rockcliffe-Smythe neighbourhoods, which are identified as Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and subject to flooding events.

The program will make local streets more rainfall-friendly, diverting water to plantlife instead of road grates, which should reduce water pollution, flooding, and other nasty runoff.