Sometimes no news is bad news. The non-news event of non-insignificance was the passing-over of York South–Weston by the YMCA. Last week The Y announced five new locations, but none near here.
Much was made in the Toronto Star of the organization’s ability to transform neighbourhoods; one of the Y’s staff said, “We’re definitely thinking about the determinants of social health — such as targeting poverty and increasing social inclusion, but it’s really about bringing change to the whole community”
Alas, though we could certainly do with less poverty and more inclusion, the nearest Y will be built at Kipling and Bloor. In response to an email, Frances Nunziata’s staff said, “the Councillor continues to work with the YMCA to see that they establish a location within in the Ward. This would be a great opportunity for the community.”
Thanks to Connie for the tip.