Nunziata meeting to discuss kids in the park

I’m really not sure what to make of this at all.

Some kids hang out on the street near Elm Park and my house. Most of them are quite alright. They’re loud, yes, and boisterous, but they’re kids. I’ve never had any problems with them.

Two of the young people, however, are jerks: they threatened my neighbour with violence. My blood boils. They need a ride home in a cop car at the very least.

Now Frances Nunziata’s office has called a meeting to discuss what to do about the problems. Toronto Police will be there.

Weston is a tight knit, even insular, community, sometimes to a fault. It will take a very sure hand to separate the rams from the ewes without overreacting. I’m not confident.

The meeting will be at 7 pm tomorrow at Elm Park.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

2 thoughts on “Nunziata meeting to discuss kids in the park”

  1. Older kids have been hanging around Elm Park for years since I can remember since 80s. Sometimes I walk by and see some of them using the kiddie swings but what’s there to do? Curfew? I think Frances & police should be more concern of drivers speeding and running stop signs throughout Weston which I notice a lot lately than this non issue.

  2. It’s just another visibility opportunity for Nunziata to look petite next to some burly police officers.

    Speeding is an issues; running stop signs is an issue; muggings on our streets are an issue, which surely the police could do more about, but really kids in the park should be something that the police could deal with by responding to citizen complaints (call in when you see a problem).

    Why is this political? Where is the councillor on what really matters in Weston, like the terrible transit (which will not be cured by Metrolinx) to the subway, the dangers posed to pedestrians on Weston Rd. and the new issue of dump trucks and other heavy machine racing through the SuperCentre parking lot to avoid the bottleneck at Weston and Oak?

    Let the police spend time doing their job and making us safe on the streets, sidewalks, and in the shopping centre lots — not public property, but a police cruiser coming by periodically would be a deterrant.

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