Weston Public Library to stay open

Weston Library with creative overhead festooning by Toronto Hydro, Bell and Rogers.

Toronto Public Library is closing 44 branches as of January 10 in order to consolidate reduced staff numbers likely caused by a spike in Covid infections. Weston’s bijou Carnegie library will remain open and may be assigned staff from branches that are temporarily closed.

Here’s a list of the branches that will be closed.

More about the library here, and here.

Museum and Arts passes at the library

The Weston and Mount Dennis libraries are again offering Museum + Arts Passes (MAPs), which include free admission to “Black Creek Pioneer Village, Gardiner Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Railway Museum and the Toronto Zoo”

The MAP passes are available on first-come, first-served basis on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Each pass admits one family.

Libraries back in full swing

According to Frances Nunziata’s circular, the Mount Dennis branch of the TPL has reopened its youth hub on weekday afternoons. They’re also starting a “Take & Make” craft series weekly on Thursdays in August, starting at 3:30 p.m..

Nunziata also says that the city has announced

the expansion of 20 Enhanced Youth Spaces and Youth Spaces across the City. Spaces are open five to seven days per week, 50 weeks per year and are intended to help youth build life skills and create pathways to learning and employment through entrepreneurship, employment readiness and continuing education supports.

Locations in York South—Weston will include the Mount Dennis Library, Weston Library, and Falstaff Community Centre. 

If I said this was long overdue, would you forgive me?

Fitness centre, library reopening

York Recreation Centre will reopen on Monday, July 19.

The fitness areas and weight room will be open on Monday, and the pool will reopen for lane and leisure swimming on Wednesday. Fitness programs will resume next week.

Staff encourage users to reserve their spots, but drop-in spaces are available.

Weston Public Library will also be expanding service next week.

Weston returning to normal–slowly

The Farmers’ Market will open on August 1, according to the BIA. They are also looking to hire students to help with the market—but hurry; the deadline is tomorrow, July 20.

The Weston Library is also reopening a bit, for scheduled computer bookings.