Contact

We would love to hear your thoughts, comments and suggestions on the WelcomeToWeston website.  If you would like to add a community event, directory listing, or commentary on any social/political issues, please email: contact@welcometoweston.ca or post a comment below.

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Contact — 49 Comments

  1. Delighted to learn of your website.

    I grew up in the 50’s at a time when my Aunt and Uncle owned a large property in rural Weston.
    They had a few acres of land to include a large manor house, swimming pool, and horse stables.
    As a small child this was a magical setting.

    I became employed as a Registered Nurse at the Humber Memorial Hospital from 1982 – 1985.

    I was eager to find the site where my relatives once had their home.
    I found that there was nothing left of the structures. In their place was a nursing home.

    I could easily see by the lay of the land that it was the original site of the Davis homestead.
    It brought back so many vivid memories of our visits to Weston.

    I was amazed to learn of the new Humber River Hospital

  2. I lived in Weston with my parents for short period of time 1952-1953. My Dad worked for the Levinter family, which had a large estate (including manor house, swimming pool, horse barns, etc.) just north of Weston Road, I believe. I attended school “down the road” in a building which housed Grades 1-4 on the main floor and Grades 5-8 on the upper floor. I have tried to find evidence of both but so many changes have occurred…… My long-deceased parents mentioned that the land they worked had become parts of the International Airport and Woodbine Race Track. Does anyone there know what happened to the Levinters and the school? —- GLD, Grand Rapids, Michigan

  3. Hi everyone!
    I am wondering about the status of the Farmers Market this year (2015). Driving by recently, the lot where it usually takes place does not look like it is ready to host the market.
    Can anyone give an update on when the market will commence? And will the location be ready??
    Looking forward to the market!! Thanks!

  4. Hello. I lived at 7 Birch Avenue in what was then known as Mount Dennis as a child in the early 1950s I cannot find that street on any city map now. Has it been renamed? Who could I contact for this information? thanks!

  5. Hello, I am hoping to locate a child hood friend we lived in a new high rise building built in 1972 at 5 Bellview Cresant in Weston Ontario.
    We were neighbors living on the 17th floor

    His name was Mark Rattie.

    I have checked Facebook and other sources but cannot locate anything from this era 1972 to 1984 anywhere online he went to a catholic school in Weston. If anyone out there can offer me any help on how to locate this person or know this person, please feel free to contact me at

    Sunsmiles4u@Yahoo.com Att Greg all info most appreciated Cheers

  6. Does anyone have info re Maplehurst, once a maternity hospital I believe? It was located at John Street and Rosemount Av and has been a bit of a seedy apartment building for a while.

  7. Many years ago (prior to Black Creek Dr being built), as kids, we used to venture down to the ‘creek’ to hang out. One of the ‘attractions’ of the creek was an old (abandoned) home we referred to as Old Lady Eaton’s house. Anyone living in the area at the time (40-45 years ago) knows what I’m talking about. My older brother tells me that it was once a cottage of sorts for one of the Eaton family daughters. Based on the name of the street that runs through there now (Martha Eaton Way), there must be some truth in that. The house was abandoned many years before my friends or I stumbled upon it so I’m guessing it must have been built somewhere pre-WW2 or earlier.
    >
    > The problem is, I am having no luck in finding any info on this property. I’ve Googled it and searched through the links but nothing stands out. Is it possible that someone has some info on this? Or, perhaps point me in the right direction? It would be greatly appreciated. I’m researching a novel and any info would help.

    I will monitor this site to see if there’s a response.

    Thanks
    Don P

  8. I was born in a maternity hospital directly across the road from Ward’s Funeral Home in 1944. I believe it now functions as a Masonic Lodge. I have asked my family to bury me from Ward’s so that they can say at my wake that it took me a lifetime just to cross the road. BTW, the boundaries of the town of Weston were; St. John’s Road/railroad tracks, Humber River, Oak St./Robert St., and Jane St., to the best of my recollection.

  9. I was born in the Town of Weston in 1954, the same year as Hurricane Hazel. Humber Memorial Hospital is where I first made my appearance to the world. My birth certicate still reads, Place of Birth: Town of Weston.

  10. Can you please forward me the head of the refereeing contact info. I have a 14 year old son that is looking for a job as a referee. He got his level 1 as a GTHL ref this summer and perhaps you could use his help. Thank you please keep in touch

    Vince Martino

  11. Hi
    I just bought a lovely home in Weston Village…and recently learned of Movie Night in The Little Park for children.
    It would be great if sometimes there were adult movies, action or thrillers or drama…..
    Is this possible….?

  12. I have been viewing the Weston Historical website for the first time, after speaking to Martin (I believe I have his name correct) at his suggestion.

    Some of the posts from local residents are requesting interesting information regarding the history of Weston. I am certain you have answered their questions personally, to the best of your knowledge, but now you leave me wondering as to the answers provided. I might suggest that your response also be shown here for the rest of your viewers.

    Thankyou.

  13. I would like the location of the farmers market since it has moved from John Street

  14. Hi I have a home along the rail corridor on Church St. I am having issues with my walls cracking and separating, grout coming up from my tiles and an increase in the noise level, inside and out, since the train has been relocated. Does any one else have issues?

    Thanks

  15. does anyone know how much it costs to rent a table at the weston farmer’s market? and who to contact? thank you….peace and love from debby

  16. I live at 224 Rosemount Avenue and we are desperately in need of a parking spot for a well maintained, fully insured and licenced vehicle belonging to a retired Italian gent. If you can help we can pay $60.00 a month (negotiable) need it now through to the end of March when he will be moving up north. Thank you

  17. I was born August 25, 1947 in the small Weston Maternity Hospital. I have no idea where it was located and no idea how long the hospital existed. Family who were there at the time have since passed away My father John Westlake lived on Cliff St and was the brother of Albert, Thomas and George Westlake who were killed in WW2. My mother was Margaret Hay daughter of John Hay and Elizabeth Stuart who lived at Jane and Dundas.

    Any information you can supply would be greatly appreciated

  18. I am First Nations Elder-in-Residence at Bala Community School (6 Bala Avenue, Weston). 2013 will be their 100th anniversary and big celebrations are underway to celebrate this momentous occasion. Plus, we will be building a First Nations medicine wheel on school property in June, 2013 which will culminate in the School’s second annual Medicine Wheel Many Hands for Peace Powwow, to which the Weston community is invited. Our first powwow this past June was a resounding success with members of the Toronto Police Services Mounted Unit leading the grand entry. We are actively fundraising for the medicine wheel project, anyone who is intertested in volunteering to help clear the sight or to contribute to the fund should contact either myself or Bala.

  19. Just wondering if anyone would have any information on some one I once knew, Colleen Carr, who lived in the 50’s and 60’s at Weston Road and Jane Street, just off of Buttonwood Avenue, I think it was called Birch Avenue.

    Thanking You,
    Gary Jefferson.

  20. Hi there…

    I found a flyer advertising your historical society from Wed Feb 6th, 2002 and the subject was the basis of a book called “When Milk Came in Bottles”. The speaker was by the co-author of the book, Bob Marchant. Would you happen to have any contact information for him? It’s not the most exotic name in the world and I am having a little trouble trying to track him down. I would love to have him as a speaker for an event. If you can help, that would be great! Thanks so much!

    Kathleen

  21. I am a contractor who resided in Toronto(North York) some 20 years ago. I renovated an old house in weston who I understand it to be a Doctors place of practice back in the early 1900’s
    During this renovation I found some documents dated 1923, some from the town of weston and a train schedule. I have kept these in hopes of getting them to someone who might like to display them. Now that they came to light by finding them again, I was wondering if they are of interest to the historical commitee of Weston. My construction is Historical restoration, and I currently reside in Orangeville.
    thanks,
    Jim Hope

  22. Hello,

    Our multi-service agency, “North York Community House” offers programs and support for community residents and newcomers to Canada. We are looking for program space in the Weston Road/Lawrence or Jane/Lawrence area. I was wondering if there is a business running in the space at Weston Road and Fern Avenue…there used to be an Immigration social service agency there. Or is there any other available rental space, kitchen included for our Community Kitchen programs (ideally storefront) that you know of?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Kindly,
    Judy
    (LIfe Skills and Job Development Coordinator)

  23. there is no printed list that I am aware of, but you can go to Weston BIA, that lists many of the businesses along Weston Rd.

  24. Hi there,

    Just wondering if there was a telephone directory for all the business in just the Weston Village area.

    I was hoping to get a printable list or hard copy directory.

    Appreciate your help

    Thanks,

    Amina Zaidi RRDH
    Mosaic Dental
    416 243 6444

  25. Please post the following in community event:

    Wed. June 6, 2012 – 7:30 pm
    at Westminster United Church, 69 William Street, Weston, Ontario

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Carl Benn
    Topic: The War of 1812
    Hosted by the Weston Historical Society

  26. I would like to request a change in name for one of the Dental offices you have listed in your Business Directory.

    Dr Muna Elsadiq has sold the practice and the new name of the Dental Office is Mosaic Dental. The tel # is 416 243 6444.

    We are happy to be a part of the Weston Village family and look forward to serving the beautiful Weston Community.

    We would like to announce ourselves to the Community with a small give-away event at the corner of Weston and Lawrence and would like to know who we need to contact to arrange and get permission for this. we would deeply appreciate your assistance in this matter.

    Thank you and we hope to create and sustain long term rewarding relationships all the businesses around us.

    Sincerely,

    Amina Zaidi RRDH
    Office Coordinator/ Restorative Dental Hygienist
    “Come Share Your Smile With Us”
    Mosaic Dental Clinic
    203-2100 Lawrence Ave W
    Toronto, Ont, M9N 3W3
    Tel: 416 243 6444

  27. Just dropping you a line to let everyone know that the Weston Historical Society has stepped up its presence on Facebook. As well as providing information on upcoming meetings, we are now uploading some of our archival photos of Weston. We also so far have one video compilation of images of Weston’s old streetcars, done to the tune of ‘the cling-clang blues’ which was originally sung for the retirement of the old Weston Road streetcars in September 1948.
    We are hoping to fire up more interest in Weston, and we are also encouraging anyone who has old photos, movies, memorabilia, or memories of their own pertaining to Weston to feel free to upload them to our Facebook site. “History kept hidden is history lost” so lets try to keep Weston’s past alive and not just become a fading memory.

  28. Looking for my Dad. His name was Gary and he used to be a postal worker on Weston road back in the early/mid 70’s. Anyone remember some with that name as a postal workerm

  29. I inherited a Craftline Industries grandfather clock and am trying to get info about the company.The clock is from 1975.
    I haven’t been able to find anything on the web. Are they under another name now?
    Are they still in Weston?
    Any info, history you can provide would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Margie

  30. Hi there,

    My great-grandfather lived in Weston, Ontario on Keele Street at Rogers Road during World War Two. Just around the corner on Rogers Rd, there was a factory that was converted to an ammunition factory during the war. Apparently my Great Grandfather just walked around the corner and worked in that factory. Part of his job was to take old used and rusted nails [which were in very short supply], remove the rust and straightened the bent nails to be reused.
    He was born in 1875 and died in either July or August of 1950. His name was Robert Draper. Is there any way to find out what the names of the factories that were converted – I thought maybe we might be able to track down the company name and see if it is still around. Or find old pictures or something like that. He also wrote a poem about the war and homefront contributions. He mentions working and buying victory bonds. I have attached a scanned copy of the poem.

    Anything you could do to help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so much

    Lindsey Ellett

  31. Can you give me some information about Associated Advertising ltd witch was in Weston?

  32. The Weston Historical Society Annual Christmas Carol and Hymn Sing will be held at Weston Presbyterian Church, 5 Cross Street, Weston on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. (Cross Street is the first street east of the intersection of Weston Road and Church Street running one way north from Church Street. Good parking is available. Drive 3 houses past the church and look for the sign directing you down a lane to the parking lot behind the houses on the north side of the church.)

  33. Can anyone tell me if there is (or used to be) a street with the name Blackfriar Avenue in Weston?

  34. Could you please add the follwing to your website events:

    Huge Indoor Garage Sale organized by the tenant’s of Central King Seniors Residence. Choose from a variety of tables for great bargains including household items, linens, clothes, electronics, decorations, books and a wide vareirty of collectables. Rain or Shine!
    High quality items with prices MUCH LOWER than the cheapest store!
    Saturday, August 27 9 am – 2 pm
    15 King Street (near Weston and Lawrence intersection- building is connected to the Central United Church)

  35. Could you please post the following advertisement on your website

    Peter’s World Famous Barber Shop is having a 50th anniversary (date to be disclosed later) at his unique shop which doubles as a barber shop and Hockey Museum. Peter has had many famous hockey players visit his shop and regularly hosts events where people can come and meet the stars of Canada’s favourite sport. His Hockey Wall of Fame is adorned with signatures from such greats as, Dave Keon, Gordie Howe, Scotty Bowman and Ken Dryden, just to mention a few. Stay tuned on this site, the Weston BIA site and Facebook for more information

  36. Like the new look. I’ll be back more often in the future than I’ve been in the past.

  37. Love the new look of the site!! Please say hello to Kimeiko,Regina, Cory and Gary. Happy New Year 2011!!

    Mariexo

  38. I would like to add The Career Foundation to your Weston Directory List – we are a non-profit Employment Services operating at 2100 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 100 Please contact Nicole at 416.243.0066 so that I can update you.

    Kind Regards,

    Nicole

  39. Hello, my name is Yusdel Amaro i work at Scadding court community centre, the reason for this email is because i am in the process of looking for vendors or farmers that have products to sell year round. We have created a marketplace and need vendors ASAP. Please if you can forward this information to your contacts or someone that might be interested, i really appreciate it. My office phone is 416 392.0335

  40. Great Web site! I was born in Weston in 1950. There used to be a little hospital on the South-East corner of John St and Rosemount Ave. and that is where it all began for me. If you walk beside the house on John Street and look up you will see carved in stone the name of the hospital. I will leave the name a mystery so some of you will look. I left the Weston Area in the mid 70’s and have always missed this town as I got older. Thanks for the memories that your web site has given me.

    Regards,
    John Travis
    Coe Hill, Ontario

  41. My daughter is doing a school project and she needs to find out the population of Town of Weston. We were unable to located it on the website. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    thankfully,

    Pat Susin

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