Look inside the Kodak building

I don’t have a lot of nice things to say about Metrolinx, but I will admit that they moved heaven (figuratively) and earth (literally) to save the Kodak building at the Mount Dennis station.

About a month ago, they posted a short look-around inside the refurbished building on their blog. It’s worth a visit.

Other park concerns

Metrolinx’s September 28 meeting about the Eglinton West LRT raised several concerns. Regular readers will know that Metrolinx is planning a raised train through and above Fergy Brown Park. They are also planning a new, longer access road and “extraction shaft and portal” through what appears to be a stand of trees on park land.

Image from Metrolinx

My interpretation. Obvs, I’m not a cartographer.
From Metrolinx

New bike lanes to be torn up

Metrolinx says that they will be tearing up bike lanes that are still being built.

The path in question is on Eglinton, near the flats.

From the city.

In a meeting on September 28, Mike Mattos pointed out that Metrolinx is going to be moving the bike path from one side of the road to the other as it builds the new Mount Dennis Station—and the path isn’t even yet finished. “You’re going to rip up the bike path that is being built as we speak”, he said.

A spokesperson for Metrolinx said “The city [is] installing their multiuse path as part of their capital projects for this year…. We did acknowledge that that is being built now and that …. the decision was made as different pros and cons were balanced that at least the community, you know they’ve been waiting for years for this amenity, and for the next couple of years anyway, they’ll be able to use the bike path. “

While this seems like a case of bad planning and a waste of money, the path will remain open during construction.

Upcoming events

If, like me, you haven’t had the chance to go on a knowledge-sharing bike tour with Sofija Theodoru, you’re running out of time. Sofija, Weston’s Climate Action Champion, is hosting tours every other Saturday, and the remaining two are on October 23 and November 6. The group meets at Lions Park from 11–3.

The city is also hiring new climate champions. If you’d like to be one, you can apply online.


The Weston Mount Dennis Community Hub has many programs coming up in October—more than I can list here. Happily, they are listed on their Twitter feed.


There will be a community clean up on Sunday, October 24 at 10 a.m. in Weston Lions Park.


There is an ongoing outdoor art exhibit at Artscape Weston Common: Jill Downen’s “I Spoke Truth and Someone Listened”. According to the artist, “The dangerous rise in disinformation alongside a global pandemic inspired the project that is an ongoing endeavor where I invite participants to generate audio recordings of themselves speaking truth. Encoded in each audio file is a sound wave pattern that I translate into a painting called a ‘truth line.’”


Nunziata asked council to oppose development at 64 King

City Council approved an urgent motion by Councillor Nunziata to get staff “clarify the cultural heritage value of the property” at 64 King (the Tyrell House).

The motion was urgent because owners of the mansion are asking to sever the property to build an additional house. The city will describe its “cultural heritage value or interest of the property and [provide] a description of the property’s heritage attribute” because it “acts as a historical and cultural anchor in the community.”

LOFT announced supportive housing on Church Street

LOFT Community Services announced that it will be using five homes on Church Street near the hospital for “supportive housing for outgoing patients facing mental health challenges starting October 2021”.

While the comments on the Weston Village Neighbours Facebook page were generally supportive, some noted that there had been little notification or consultation. I haven’t received a response from LOFT to my email asking for more details.