Stories I still haven’t had time for

I try to stay on top of the goings-on, but I occasionally just drop the ball.

Here are the stories I wished I had covered in 2018.


There’s a new development coming near Church and Weston, promising three town houses and nine detached homes, with prices “starting in the $700s”.

I tried to dig up some more information, but I struck out. Readers?


Toronto’s ravines face serious threats and may be near “ecological collapse” according to a study done by a PhD student at U of T.

Over the past 40 years, there has been a severe and widespr ead
decline in native trees, wildflowers, birds, and mammals”, due, primarily, to invasive species. The Norway maple, garlic mustard, Japanese knotweed, and drog-strangling vine are “now present in over 95% of the forest floor surveyed.


There’s a new bakery in town. Royal Bakery opened near Jane and Weston. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t been.

Nor have I been to Nikos, the new Greek place on Jane, Bakery El Quetzal, a Guatemalan place at 2011 Lawrence, or Esquina Salvadoreña Restaurant, at 1738 Jane.

I hate myself.


The Weston Public Library is now open Sundays 1:30 to 5:00.


I don’t know what is up at the Church Street site of the Humber River Hospital. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard anything, and I really need to look into it.


And, finally, “700 feet will be kept warm and dry” this winter, thanks to the good people at 12 Division and Heat Holder Socks.

TORONTO RAVINES STUDY: 1977 – 2017

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.