Inspiring story of UrbanArts teacher

Patrick Brown Jr is legally blind, the result of childhood hydrocephalus. That hasn’t slowed him a whit.

Despite it all, Brown remains positive and loves to share his passion for music. Certified to teach beginners piano, he’s already had a few students, has helped teach at music camps and currently volunteers at UrbanArts — an arts-based program for youth in Toronto’s Weston/Mount Dennis community.

InsideToronto has an inspiring piece on this great young man.

Coffee with a cop

Supercoffee, the completely caffeinated coffee shop that just can’t quit, is hosting a neat event tomorrow: Coffee with a Cop.

You can sit and chat with one of Toronto’s finest cops over one of Toronto’s finest cups. The event starts at 2

 

 

Market grand opening this weekend

The grand opening of the Weston Farmers’ Market will be at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, with face painting, bouncy castles, music and animals.

The executive of the Weston Historical Society will have a table at the Market and invite people to drop by and say hello. They will have artifacts, colouring pages for children along with WHS mugs and Weston maps for sale.

Huzzah!


Grand opening flyer

UPX still losing millions

The UPX is still losing millions of dollars, despite ridership increases, according to Metrolinx and The Star.

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The ill-planned train now carries 2.76 million people annually. That’s a huge improvement over the launch year, but still nowhere near enough to make money.

Metrolinx hasn’t yet said how much they’re losing, but by my rough estimate, each rider requires about $10 in government money.  The Toronto Star says it’s worse: approaching $20 per rider.