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What’s One Thing You Would Change About Weston if You Could?

If you could change one thing about Weston, what would it be?  Change is often seen by many as complicated, scary, different, but change can bring about so many wonderful emotions and actions as well!  Please go to the discussion page and leave your comment on what you would like to see change right here in Weston.  Who knows, your idea may just happen!

Tell the World Why You LOVE Weston Village!

We all have our own reasons for loving the community of Weston, so why not share those thoughts with everyone!  Please leave your thoughts on what makes Weston Village such a great place to live and raise families!


Have Your Say — 17 Comments

  1. I attended the RNA program in 1966 and 1967. We had our nursing classes in the old house and worked in Humber Memorial and Northwestern Hospitals as well as The Weston Sanitorium and Cradleship Crèche nursery school to gain our practical experience. We wore starched white belted dresses, starched caps with navy blue bands, Haines white stockings and white lace up nursing shoes with a sort of high heel. We had to get our uniforms cleaned ourselves, polish our shoes and NEVER wear these items outside of the hospital…germs. I graduated with honours as valedictorian but was too shy to give a speech so another student, Lynn, did the speech. I received a small cash honorarium and two nursing text books. We worked hard! Good teachers who at the time we all thought were very strict and were a bit in awe of them. I think we all loved the old house.

  2. My first teaching job was at Weston CI in 1960. In my first year I boarded in MacDonald right beside the school. After I married in 1961 I lived at Keele and Culford Rd. I now live in London ON having retired from teaching in 1993. I often come to Toronto, my wife is buried here, and I make it a practise to drive around Weston and relive old memories from the 60’s.
    I have a request if any one can help me.One of my fellow teacher in 1960 was Lily Boyd, ironically who lived on Boyd St. She was most instrumental in helping me get through my first few years of teaching. If possible I would like to contact her. It is of course possible she has died… we all age I am 80!!
    You have a wonderful little town in the middle of a large city, no doubt it has its problems but to me it still brings back memories of a time when I was just starting my career Thanks for the memories . Hope to see some of you at the collegiate reunion in 2017

  3. Hello, I am hoping to find anyone who once lived at 5 belleview crescent Weston Ontario during the period of 1972 to say 1985 I am searching for child hood friends who once lived there. I once lived there when this building was brand new in 1972 and have many fond memories of this time,and would like to reconnect with anyone whom also lived there during this period, I knew most of the kids there, as well as older folk. Anyhow if any of you see this post I would most definitely love to chat with you. I have also made a post at http://www.lostfriends.org to see if anyone has been looking for me and I posted some friends I was looking for myself. You can email me at GregoryForrest910@Gmail.com Cheers

  4. I was in Mr. Pulford’s class at Memorial School with a Roy Hopkins, if that is any good to Ms. Creelman. He lived a few streets north of Memorial – likely your brother? If so, your Dad may have also attended there. I saw the Hopkins name mentioned in some old Weston historical data from the 1800’s or early 1900’s somewhere on one of the Weston historical society’s sites or on this one. Does your family go back in Weston very far? Keep digging, and good luck. And hi to Roy, if he’s your bro – I was a Reeves back then. He dubbed me “Lynne the Pin”, ha ha.

  5. We came to Canada from Northern Ireland in 1953 and moved to Weston the next year, where we stayed until 1960. I attended Weston Memorial School 1955 – 1959, then Weston Junior High. I am wondering if any of my classmates still live there? We lived on John St. and my friends were the Haires, Littles, Bulls and Tidburys. Our house was rented from a Mrs. Rose, and all our neighbours – the Coulthards, the Garretts, Mrs. Thompson, the Lepages, etc., were members of Weston society of the day. I would so love to hear from someone who remembers the old days. I am now retired after 25 years with Toronto Police, previously a library worker, teacher, etc.

  6. I noticed a comment that talked about the RNA program my mother, Mrs. Lemke, and Mrs. Easterbrook ran in the small house beside Weston Collegiate. Would love to talk to anyone about there times at Weston in the program!

  7. My family moved to Weston just over 2 years ago. It is an area we were completely unfamiliar with. We were taken with the beauty of the residential streets, parkettes, Humber river, beauiful trees,homes and history. It saddens us to see the neglect and disrespect that some people in the community exhibit. We wish that people would show more pride in their storefronts, apartment building better maintained and together work toward reducing the crime in the area. We feel considerably less safe and hope that Weston can once again become a community that all can feel proud of.

  8. Weston is a plus. The actual good sense of area can be a determining quality. The actual properties, back yards, and also theme parks tend to be stunning. It’s far adequate in the area to be a quiet setting nevertheless shut given it is related by simply transit and also roads. One and only thing I’d personally alter is usually to increase some shops or even dining places to be able to encourage far more local purchasing.

  9. Hello, Just wondering if you are still in need of a volunteer. I am avaliable to work mornings.

    thx, Annette

  10. Weston is great. The sense of community is a defining trait. The houses, gardens, and parks are beautiful. It is far enough from the city to be a tranquil environment yet close because it is connected by transit and highways. The only thing I would change would be to add a couple of shops or restaurants to encourage more local shopping.

  11. As the Chair of the Weston Food Bank located at 1844 Weston Road I thought this might be a good place to look for volunteers. We need people for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings – from about 8:30AM to 11:30AM. We need help with stocking shelves and handing out food. You can volunteer once per month or weekly. We also need people who can be on call for occasional volunteering. If you have any interest in helping your community by volunteering at the food bank, call 416-247-3737 and leave a message. We’ll get back to you within a week.

  12. Farmers’ Market, Weston Memorial’s June Fair, Weston Village Childcare, Queen’s Drive Garage Sale, Ali Baba’s Falafel Sandwiches, Halloween, Humber River Trail, friendly neighbours, close to the 400/401, easy access to downtown, Weston it’s the best !

  13. Debbie, do you know which school he attended as a child/teenager? There is Weston Memorial Public School, Pelmo Park Elementary School, CR Marchant Middle School, St. John Evangelist Catholic School, and Weston Collegiate and Vocational Institute. You could try contact these schools to see where he attended.

  14. I am looking for school records for my father who went to school in Weston. He was born March 26, 1928, and his name was Wallace B. Hopkins.

  15. When looking for houses about 4 years ago what we first noticed about Weston were the beautiful old trees that lined Queen’s drive and King Street (also that the streets were flat, and therefore “hockey worthy”). We’ve come to love the neighbours, great elementary school and community involvement. (come see Queen’s drive at Hallowe’en!). It’s also great that such a residential area is so close to the 401/400 and GO Train/public transit. Weston is a hidden gem!

  16. My husband and I fell in love with Weston because of the historical beauty and personal pride home owners in the area. We love the parks, schools, and tree-lined streets. The friends and families we have met in Weston have all been so very welcoming and supportive of each other.

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