Additional details in hit-and-run killing

The Toronto Police have released more details in the hit-and-run killing of a man near Crossroads Plaza last week. They say that at around 11 p.m., Saturday, January 22, the driver of a black 2004–2005 BMW 3-series sedan was driving northbound. He struck a pedestrian and did not remain at the scene.

The same car was seen about 15 minutes later near Weston and Lawrence.

They police also say the car will have damage to the front passenger headlight and right-turn assembly, a missing passenger-side mirror, a broken or missing grille insert, and a broken windshield on the passenger side.

A similar car with areas of damage highlighted. Image from the police

The police are asking for dashcam or security camera footage from anyone who was in the area.

The car in question. Image from the police.

Meeting for self-storage facility

On February 10, the Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment will discuss a proposed self-storage facility and fast-food restaurant at 1480 Jane St—the now-empty lot that used to have a fish wholesaler and a pallet recycler.

From Google Maps

Presently, there’s nothing on the site.

The plans include a 6-storey storage building and a 2-storey drive-through. They require a planning amendment because they are too dense, are too close to two property lines, and have too much hard-surface area and too little parking.

Man struck and killed

A 52-year-old man was struck and killed in a hit and run on Saturday night at around 11 p.m..

The police say that he was crossing Weston Road near Dee Avenue when he was struck by a “dark or black vehicle driving northbound on Weston Road”. The driver did not remain at the scene. The pedestrian died in hospital.

The police are asking for help locating the “driver of a dark BMW with front end damage to the bumper, head light and side mirror.” If you have security or dash-cam footage, they would like you to contact them.

From Google Maps

Fryday on SATURDAY (not Friday!)

The Lions Club is having a pop-up snack bar on Saturday, January 22, and they’ll be donating the proceeds to the Weston food bank.

We Miss Hockey – YOU MISS THE FRIES!

SaturdayJanuary 22, 2022 is Famous Arena FRY-DAY at Weston Lions Arena, 2125 Lawrence Avenue West. From noon to 3:00 p.m., the Weston Lions Club will host a pop-up drive-through snack bar, delivering their Famous Arena Fries and no-so-famous hot dogs directly to your vehicle, while supplies last. The Lions Club will donate proceeds of the day to Weston Area Emergency Support (WAES), and we will also be pleased to accept your non-perishable food and cash donations on behalf of the Food Bank. 

The pop-up will run from 12–3 p.m. It is cash only.

Golf courses under review

City staff have been considering how golf courses—including Scarlett Woods—can be better used by the public to “increase public space access” and “balance multiple and competing desired uses for the site”.

Consultations found that community members were most interested in improving golf play, trail access, and providing additional or complementary programming. Making (or keeping) city-run golf courses affordable was also an important theme.

Attendees and respondents said that Scarlett Woods should

  • Create better walking and hiking trails
  • Provide opportunities for growing food
  • Improve environmental protection, and improve flood control down river.
  • Provide off-season uses, including skiing and dog walking
  • Provide neighbourhood green space
    • Including space for children and youth

COVID this week

The third?, fourth?, nth wave of COVID led to a huge number of cases in Weston over the past three weeks. 348 people tested positive—a huge jump from 54 only two weeks ago.

The real number is almost certainly much higher, since testing is strained.

There is good news, however: the drop-in vaccination clinic at the Crossroads reported no lineups a few times this week—and even one “quiet day”.