Last year, Weston got a significant financial boost. Only now, though, is the full scale of the planned redevelopment coming out—and it sounds like it’s going to be big.
The Urban Land Institute brought about $80,000 together to get the redevelopment of John St started last year, and Frances Nunziata and Laura Albanese announced big plans for the Farmers’ Market, saying that it would be the home to a new cultural centre and indoor market.
This week, though, a few details and the dollar figure behind this program became public. Metrolinx will be contributing $1.1 million “to support the redevelopment of the Toronto Parking Authority’s surface parking lot at 16 John Street as a Cultural/Creative Hub, including the Weston Village Farmer’s Market, replacement TAP parking, and a residential component”, according to report that will be considered by City Hall’s Executive Committee next week.
The Toronto Community Foundation will also be putting up to $500,000 towards a “Recipe for Community” program in Weston—Mt Dennis.