COVID this week

COVID shows no sign of receding.

The number of new cases in Weston reached a new peak: 212 in the past 21 days.

From the city

In better news, and as you’ve certainly heard, all adult Westonians were made eligible for the vaccine this week. West Park is booking appointments at two locations (no appointments are available as I write this).

The province also just announced that the all adults over 40 should be able to get AstraZeneca shot soonish.

G&M on Weston Park development

The Globe and Mail has an article on the development at the Weston Park Baptist Church.

While many church congregations are shrinking or struggling financially, Weston Park Baptist Church is placing its faith in development plans that aim to revitalize its property in the west-end Toronto neighbourhood.

“Our vision formulated [in] 2005,” says church deacon John Frogley-Rawson. “It’s a nice piece of land, and we have developed [a plan] for the property and the community.”

It’s worth reading, because it shows how a development should be done: with community consultation and assent. It also includes much on the fate of churches, and how they will be reused and redeveloped in a secular age.