The Weston Heritage Convervation District has announced two events for the coming weeks. On the 27th, they will be having their AGM. Richard Charbonneau will be a guest speaker, explaining stone wall preservation.
On Wednesday, December 1, the Weston Historical Society will be having its 30th annual Christmas Carol and Hymn Sing.
Shots were fired early Satuday morning at a bus stop at the intersection of Jane and Lawrence. Two men were injured, one in the abdomen and one in the arm, according to CP24. Both survived and took themselves to hospital.
The Toronto Star has a long article interviewing the owners of the nine houses that Metrolinx would like to purchase.
The letter Metrolinx sent last month to nine homeowners along the Weston rail corridor was straight and to the point.
It said their property “will need to be acquired,” in the process of expanding the tracks to accommodate expanded GO service and the coming airport rail link, and that “a member of our real estate team will be contacting you shortly to discuss the property acquisition.”
That impersonal message, delivered not by hand but to the mailbox, triggered a wave of resentment that culminated in property owners angrily shouting down Metrolinx executive director Stephen Lipkus during a design presentation at a public meeting in October.
A reader noticed a lot of work being done at the parkette on the northwest corner of Weston Rd. and St. Phillips and went to investigate.
He found that there are new metal stairs leading down to from Weston Rd to the ravine.They are on the north side of St Phillips, opposite the rickety wooden ones that had fallen apart. The new ones are quite sturdy, very safe, and built to last a long time.
The stairs lead down to the northernmost reach of Cruickshank Park. That area of the park is beautiful but relatively unused.
How is it that just about every jurisdiction in Europe can install and run electric locomotives but here in Toronto, it’s beyond our ability? The use of the Pan-Am games to justify diesel (Metrolinx claims electrification cannot be achieved by 2015) is either faulty reasoning or a flimsy excuse. The 16-day Pan-Am games will manage just fine without a rail link.
Politicians need to understand, people don’t want smelly, noisy diesel locomotives barreling through suburban neighbourhoods several times an hour.
Electric locomotives are cleaner, quicker, quieter and more efficient. People would support this project enthusiastically if electrification were the goal. Let’s not get stuck with a poor choice because of lack of determination on the part of politicians or Metrolinx officials.