The paint is drying on a new community centre in Weston.
The long-empty Food Basics at 1541 Jane, near Trethewey, will soon be home to “The Hub”, a satellite office of York Community Services (YCS).
YCS provides “primary health care, legal services, counseling, case management, housing assistance, and community support”. YCS is partnering with five other charitable groups in the 20,000 square foot facility. Together, they will also give counselling, help with parenting and employment, and settlement services. There will also be a community kitchen and available meeting rooms.
The facility was to have opened as long ago as 2008, but final preparations now appear to be coming together.
According to Alan Tonks, YCS is looking for community members to sit on its advisory panel.