Local landmark’s demolition captured on video

A landmark at a familiar and painful bottleneck is gone. The old Weston Road bridge dated from 1924 and was a familiar sight for generations. According to Metrolinx, it was demolished because of its ‘age and poor condition’. It certainly won no prizes for architectural beauty. Watch the Metrolinx time-lapse video of its destruction which took place on September 7th and 8th.

Police looking for witnesses to collision

12 Division police are looking for people who may have witnessed a pedestrian being struck by a Nissan Versa on Thursday.

The driver, a 34-year-old man, hit an 84-year-old man while turning left from Weston onto Lawrence. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on this collision is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Upcoming events

Poverty Reduction Consultation with MPP Laura Albanese
Monday, Sept. 30
Registration 6:30pm
Consultation from 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Dinner will be provided
Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 31 – Mt. Dennis, 1050 Weston Rd.

Environment day at farmer’s market
Saturday, October 5


Housing Forum with Mike Sullivan:
Thursday, October 10
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
York West Active Living Centre
1901 Weston Road (at Lawrence)

Weston Farmer’s Market is holding a Harvest Mini Festival on: Saturday, Oct 12th, 2013 from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon.

The event will feature: Face Painting, pumpkin, cookie and cup-cake decorating, halloween costume contests for humans, halloween costume contests for dogs.

For more information on the event, please contact Marion at the BIA office at 416-249-0691 or email her at: [email protected]

Time for the monthly gross out

Weston was blitzed again last month with inspectors. Just about everyone got a minor warning or two. I’m just going to skip over those, or you’d never eat out again.

“New Banadir Restaurant” was forced to close by Toronto Public Health. They failed to prevent an insect infestation among other significant mistakes. Totally gross. Red cards are very rarely handed out by TPH, so it must have been something to behold.banadir

China China got nicked for another in a long series of infractions. This time they failed to cover their food. China China hasn’t passed an inspection with a clean slate all year. Last time they were dinged for the same thing, and also for not cleaning the toilet.

Sugar and Spice’s cover was blown.They didn’t cover their food either. A significant warning for that.

Where, you ask, should you eat? Subway, Golden Star Noodle, Hua Xing BBQ (at Jane and Lawrence), Pizza Depot (Terrible branding. Jeez, people) and the Tim Horton’s on Weston all passed without any infractions.


A rash of B&Es

There has been a recent rash of break and enters in the Weston area. In Rustic, just over Jane, police have asked for help catching a middle-aged couple who break into the homes of elderly women of Italian heritage, while the owners work in the back yard.

Police describe the male thief as  “white with a dark-olive complexion, 45-55, heavy build and spoke with a slight accent. The woman is described as white with an olive complexion, 50, 5’1″-5’5″, with a heavy build, long dark hair and a hawk-shaped nose.”

Your humble correspondent recalls that police issued a similar warning last year about break ins happening while owners worked in the back.


There has also been a series of break-ins in the southern part of Weston and northern part of Mount Dennis. Three houses around the West Park Healthcare Centre have been burglarized in the past month. One house near Ellis Avenue has, too, as well as two houses in north Weston.