Weston Lions Arena parking renovations

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A long needed demolition and repaving of Weston Lions Arena parking lot is under way. The parking lot has closed and parking restrictions have been eased between 8 am and 11 pm on Hickory Tree Road for the duration of the work, which is expected to be completed by the end of June.

As an interesting aside, when Weston Lions Arena was proposed in 1948, raffle tickets were sold to raise some of the cost. Most of us have seen the prize; it’s the recently renovated house on the south-east corner of Scarlett and Lawrence. The original owner of 2205 Lawrence paid only a dollar. It was recently on sale in the $740,000 range.

This house cost only a dollar in 1948.
This house cost only a dollar in 1948.

York Weston Tennis Club will have its courts repaved later this summer. The club will close August 15 for the work. The city will pay for the repaving while club members will be on the hook for the $30,000 – 50,000 costs of the acrylic finish which gives courts that classy green surface.