Apr 082014

This Wednesday April 9th at 7pm our Councillor, Frances Nunziata is hosting a Community Meeting to discuss plans for the new St. John the Evangelist Catholic School & the use of the Weston Tunnel Cover.

Location – 100 Pine Street – Weston Collegiate Auditorium

Apr 082014

As the weather warms up we are getting closer to our project’s substantial completion in December.  As a result, I want to share some important milestone accomplishments for the Weston Tunnel Project that will be occurring this month!

In preparation for the reopening Church Street on April 25th, we will be pouring concrete for the suspended bridge slab over the tunnel on April 9th (weather permitting).  As this job will require an excess of 800 cubic metres of concrete, we will pour continuously for at least 13 hours.  This concrete pour is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 11:00 p.m.  While Church Street will remain closed at Rosemount Avenue on the east side until the end of July to complete the City of Toronto water main installation, King Street is scheduled to fully reopen at Weston Road on April 28th.
Please contact our office at 416-241-2300, or email us at gts@gotransit.com, if you have any questions or concerns about this work. We appreciate your patience as we to complete the Weston Tunnel late 2014.
Rawle Agard
Community Relations and Issues Specialist
Georgetown South Project (Weston Community Office)
44 King Street
Toronto, ON  M9N 1L1
Telephone: 416-241-2300 ext 6662
Mar 302014

For those who missed the meeting…

john-street-redevelopment

 

Mar 172014

Public meeting on the proposed development of the John St. parking lot.

See what it is all about and provide your feedback.

Wednesday, March 19
York West Active Living Centre
(1901 Weston Road)

7pm

 

Councillor Frances Nunziata and her office, the Toronto Parking Authority, Artscape, and the other involved parties have been working hard to overcome the many obstacles at this site to make this development happen.

Weston is being presented with an opportunity for the redevelopment of the John St. parking lot that seems poised to deliver on the elements from the Top Ten Ideas, ideas we asked for back in 2011 in the Weston Design Charrette: an Artscape cultural hub with artist live-work studios and a re-visioned Weston Farmers’ Market integrated into a well-balanced vision of new residential space.

Many of you will recall that in the Fall of 2009, the Weston Village Residents’ Association brought you the Top Ten Ideas for Weston (brought to us by former Chief Planner of Toronto Prof. Paul Bedford and his University of Toronto class) that would put us on a path to positive redevelopment of our beloved Weston.

Number one on that list is the following:

1. DEVELOP A MARKET SQUARE CENTRED ON THE FARMERS’ MARKET

  • town square concept to form the heart and central meeting place in Weston on John Street
  • re-use the vacant concourse area to the west of 33 King to incorporate an indoor component of the farmers’ market with outdoor stalls adjacent and on the west side close to parking
  • introduce a mix of recreation, community centre, artists studio lofts, non-profit offices into podium of 33-35 King along with a park and community gardens on east side of existing parking lot and on the green covered rail corridor deck with possible bike lanes

This proposal appears to have the potential to have a profoundly positive effect for Weston.

Weston Village Residents’ Association

Jan 022014

Weston Road will be closed nightly for 8 hours between Oak Street and St. Phillips Road, between 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following morning. These closures will take place from Monday, January 6th to Friday,

January 10th. These closures are necessary to safely relocate the existing Bell 360 cable back to its original position below the re-profiled road.  This work is best completed at night to minimize traffic impacts. Road signage will be installed at least two weeks prior to the work to inform motorists and members of the community regarding the closure. This work is part of improving the condition of Weston Road and increasing the vertical clearance underneath the Weston Road bridge.
If you have any questions or concerns about this work please contact:
Rawle Agard
Community Relations and Issues Specialist
Georgetown South Project (Weston Community Office)
44 King Street
Toronto, ON  M9N 1L1
Telephone: 416-241-2300 ext 6662