Request for Expressions of Interest, Artscape Weston Hub – Deadline Mar. 18/16

Artscape Weston HubCalling artists, arts groups and not-for-profit arts, cultural and community organizations. Artscape is currently seeking expressions of interest from potential program providers and tenants for the Artscape Weston Hub, a dynamic, publicly accessible space slated to open in late 2018. What do you see yourself doing there and how could the space be designed to facilitate it?

This new community cultural hub, with 8,200 square feet of indoor programming space and 12,400 square feet of outdoor programming space, will provide a platform for arts, cultural and community programming that is accessible to all of Weston.

Click for the full Request for Expressions of Interest for Artscape Weston Hub.
Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Download PDF of the Artscape ROEI

This is an opportunity for the entire creative community to help shape the vision for Artscape Weston Hub and finalize the exact balance, types and sizes of spaces within the community cultural hub.

Councillors vote in favour of Weston Community Cultural Hub

It was unanimous – west-end councillors voted in favour of the proposal for the Weston Community Cultural Hub at the Nov. 9 meeting of Etobicoke York Community Council.

The project will see the construction of a 794-square-metre Creative Cultural Hub, with 26 affordable live/work artist units at 33 King St. and 2 Elsmere Ave.; the creation of a 1,200 square-metre outdoor community open space at 22 John St., which will be used for an enhanced Weston Farmers Market and public open space; and a 30-storey, 370-unit rental apartment building with seven townhouses at street level.

Read the full Inside Toronto article….

Rezoning for John St Project – Tues. Nov. 10th

On Tuesday November 10th, the rezoning application for the John Street project will be considered at Etobicoke York Community Council.

After more than four years of proposals, community consultations, planning, and studies, the Executive of the Weston Village Association invites all community members to participate in the final consideration of the application. Please note that community members who wish to provide deputations at the meeting must notify the city clerk in advance; please see the attached PDF for details. Community Council also accepts written submissions. See the attachment for details on how to submit your thoughts in writing.
The Executive of WVRA has attended every meeting regarding this project from its inception. After having weighed all of the pros and cons of the proposal as well as other likely potential scenarios for the development of the lot, the Executive of the WVRA has expressed support for the application. The October 7th meeting at Weston Collegiate regarding this application received a broad, solid endorsement of the proposal from those present as well. Many community members also voiced their reservations and opposition to the project.
You are are encouraged to voice your opinion at the Council meeting. It is important that your voice be heard whether it be of support or opposition. The link to the 52-page report can be found below. Please do not assume that someone else will present a deputation that will speak for you. As is often the case with development proposals, voices in opposition will certainly speak at the meeting. It is important that those in support of the project also make their voice heard so that a truly representative sample and discussion is made clear to Community Council. Too often, silent majorities remain too silent.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter
York Civic Centre, Council Chamber
2700 Eglinton Avenue, Toronto Ontario M6M 1V1

PDF Notice of meeting re 22 John St.

The 52-page report can be found online at the following link: