Your Weston Village Residents’ Association has joined with the Mount Dennis Community Association and Greenhills Community Association to launch a campaign to Save 12 Division. We have come up with a lawn sign (see below) that you can display on your lawn. Here is the article in the Guardian if you have not already seen it.
Signs are available for pickup at three locations. In addition, community association volunteers can often arrange to get a sign to your home, or arrange a pickup at other locations.
1974 Weston Road
Councillor DiGiorgio’s office
99 Ingram Drive
Greenborough Community Church
2000 Keele St,
A $5 donation is suggested to offset the costs of producing the signs.
As some of you may be aware, there is the prospect of a reconfiguration of various Police Divisions around the city and our 12 Division is one that will be impacted. We are waiting to learn who we might be merged with and where our officers will be deployed to work out of. If you recall, the area north of Lawrence but south of the 401 bounded by the Humber and Jane, was previously attached to 31 Division for many years. It took almost 10 years of petitioning to have this area reconfigured to be part of 12 Division which made more sense logistically. And one of the reasons why we wanted to be switched was because of proximity to 12 Division and response times. As well, some felt that because we were so far removed from 31 Division and there was a greater need in the north end for policing, we were somewhat ‘ignored’. The move to 12 Division has been to our benefit and the prospect of losing it is unwelcome. Will Weston Village once again be given short shrift as it had before? How can we be assured that our calls will be attended to in a timely manner with the Station being so far removed? These are questions still unanswered.
The Weston Village Residents’ Association was honoured to welcome Toronto Star columnist Royson James as guest speaker at its 2016 AGM, held Monday, November 7th at Weston Memorial P.S.
An enthusiastic crowd of about 60 had an opportunity to chat with James and voice their concerns during an evening that included updates on the Union-Pearson Express, the Weston Park Baptist/Scotiabank Corner, St. John the Evangelist school, and from the Weston Historical Society. Councillor Frances Nunziata was also on hand to take questions and share upcoming community holiday events with residents, who enjoyed complimentary snacks sponsored by Squibb’s Stationers and delicious coffee from Perfect Blend on Weston Road.
The evening’s events also saw the retirement of Chair Dave McBride, Vice-Chair Laura Alderson and Communications Director Maurizio Dodaro from the association’s Executive, and the introduction of the new Executive: Chair Dave Bennett, Vice-Chair Bill Taylor, Vice-Chair Tom Costantino, Communications Director Suri Weinberg-Linsky, Treasurer Adrienne McKenzie and executive members Louisa Bada and Catherine Phillips.
Thank you to everyone who attended and we thank our retired Executives for their years of service.