Becel donates $1000 to Comal Y Canela

Torontonians (and Westonians!) have raised almost $9000 for Comal Y Canela’s community food bank.

The most recent donation was—wow—$1000 from Becel. Screenshot

Comal Y Canela is run by Yasmin De Leon, who makes more than 100 food packages every Wednesday, distributed no-questions-asked to community members in need. The fundraising, started by Charmaine Baan, initially had a goal of $4000—which it passed quite handily.

 

 

Police warn of distraction thefts

12 Division police are warning residents of distraction thefts.

In a recent example, a woman approached a elderly man  and stole his gold necklace by saying that she wanted him to have a necklace of her own. While touching him, she stole his necklace and then quickly fled in a white SUV.

The suspect is described as “white, 40 to 45 years of age, with red hair in a bun… The vehicle they were seen in is described as a white, four door Volkswagen Tiguan SUV.”

 

City facilities reopening

The city is re-opening many sports, recreation, and library facilities. In Weston and Mount Dennis, you should be able to

  • Use the dog parks
  • Golf at Scarlett Woods
  • Fish at the Humber and Topham Pond
  • Play tennis

For the time being, playgrounds, pools, and splash pads remain closed. The Weston Farmers’ Market will not open until mid-summer, at the soonest. The soccer field at Weston Lions Park, which had attracted players in violation of distancing rules, remains closed.

The Weston Public Library will reopen for curbside pickup of book holds on June 1. Borrowers will be able to return their loans through the drop box. The library is asking that you hold onto any large or fragile items.

 

 

Gaeta Farms open for planting season.

Take a trip to Grimsby and on Mud Street West in a place called Grassie (really), you will find some familiar faces. Joe Gaeta who used to sell his produce at the Weston Farmers Market has a family run nursery and farm there and is now open for business with an excellent variety of vegetables, annuals and hanging baskets. Joe wasn’t there yesterday but his wife Olga and daughter Sabrina were.

Olga and Sabrina Gaeta at their family farm in Grimsby.

If the drive to Grimsby is a bit far, you’ll (hopefully soon) find Joe and his family on Saturdays at the Humber Bay Shores Farmers Market or on Sundays at the Eglinton Way BIA Farmers Market  – 125 Burnaby Boulevard (Eglinton near Bathurst).

Note that at the moment all Toronto’s farmers markets are closed – Weston’s until July 4th at the earliest.

Gaeta Farms and Greenhouses is at 174 Mud St. West, Grimsby, Ontario L0R 1M0.