Edward Keenan from The Star wrote about one of Weston’s most unremarkable marvels: the parkland that covers the UP Express. It’s well worth the read.
I fancy myself a pretty keen observer of Weston goings-on, but clearly I’m not: this story totally snuck up on me. The greenspace is not just just a park for the sometime-to-be-built St John the Evangelist school:
The lots on either side of the school, bordering King and Church Streets, will be home to city parkland, including an off-leash dog area, a community garden and a playground. But the transfer of land and responsibility from Metrolinx to the city government and school board is still in negotiations.
If, that is, it ever gets opened. As Keenan points out, that last sentence is a bad sign. The John Street bridge is still in negotiations too. It was supposed to be open months, even years, ago. But the city and Metrolinx can’t come to an agreement over, of all things, maintenance.
Frances Nunziata told Keenan that the dog park on King will be open in 2017. The other end of the park will open, she says, in 2018.