EVENTS / MEETINGS / ANNOUNCEMENTS


The WVRA hosted, along with Councillor Nunziata, a Crime Stoppers meeting in June at York West Active Living Centre. The team from Crime Stoppers were there, gave us lots of great info and suggestions. Here is the recorded meeting on Youtube… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqiaxJdl7HY

And we also have another Youtube video, hosted by Jason Doolan, on “How we can make our Weston Village safer?” Here is that presentation… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMfQMFvEfj0




Lots of amazing events happening in Weston Village over the next few weeks… more to come!! Keep checking back for details…


Happy first week of July neighbours …

Hope you are enjoying the beginning of the Summer months!  This summer is looking to be full of events that we can all enjoy and celebrate in our community…  and don’t forget our weekly Weston Village Farmers’ Market which is in its 45th year! Hours are 8:30am to 1pm and they are always looking for student volunteers to help out – they can get their volunteer hours!

Beginning next week on July 13/14, the summer is chock-a-block with our own Crossroads Theatre kicking it off with 3 entertainments planned. Their second presentation will be in conjunction with the Weston Silver Band (WSB) and is special for our community as the Band is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year! Starting from humble roots, the Band has won numerous awards around the world for their incredible sound.  Sadly, they just lost one of their long-time members who was considered the ‘historian’ of WSB so it will be bittersweet when they play this summer. Let’s support both groups of artists who make Weston Village their home.  See their attached poster with QR code to go to their website with links to register for the events.  (P.S. they are also looking for volunteers to help on the days of their entertainments).

And sharing this message from the Humber River Pals about their next event which is also an anniversary!

<< Greetings River Keepers!
The Humber River Pals are gearing up to celebrate four years of dedicated stewardship with a special clean-up celebration on Saturday July 20, 11am – 3pm. We will kick off this event with a park clean-up, symbolizing our ongoing commitment to environmental care. Following this, we will host a zero waste community lunch at 12pm. Suanny will lead a hands on zero-waste workshop using embroidery to offer valuable insights for living more sustainably. There will be a conversation circle on environmental protection efforts in Weston and our vision for the future. Our friends at the Etobicoke Climate Action group will be onsite doing outreach and sharing their work.

We hope to show our gratitude to all River Keepers for their ongoing support and participation in our ravine clean-ups since May 2021. There will be face painting, music, games and raffles. Shout out to Cheels Wheels for supporting us with raffle prizes since 2021! Exclusive coupons from El Almacen will be provided to volunteers on a first come first serve basis. Please BYO: cup, cutlery and plate to enjoy refreshments and ensure minimal waste.

We invite all lovers of the Humber River to join us in commemorating our journey and shaping a more sustainable future together. Please feel free to share this event. See attached poster…




Anticipated start date: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Anticipated end date: End of May 2024*

*Timeline is subject to change.



Mark your calendars! The WVRA is hosting it’s annual Community Update & AGM evening… learn about what we have been doing over the past year and our look to the future of Weston Village!


It’s BOOOO scary but soooo much fun! Bring your pumpkins night after Hallowe’en and show them off! Extra candles provided if needed and we take care of them after…


The Project#ENGAGE416 of 12 Division invite the community to their next ‘Meet & Greet’ on October 11th at the Weston Library from 6pm to 8pm…


Hello River Keepers! Please join us for a clean up on Saturday September 23 @10am-12pm. Location is Cruickshank Park Parking lot (across 37 Little Ave),  and focus is going north on the trail.

Remember to Bring:
1)personal reusable water bottle
2)Suncap & sun protection
3) reusable gardening gloves – we provide all essential cleanup supplies but we do encourage you to bring your own reusable gloves to reduce waste.


Many in the community have become concerned with the amount of crime, etc. in our Weston Village, who to contact and when. The BIA has come up with a great chart that explains which numbers to call and for what. Print out and keep it handy or download when needed for easy reference… https://westonvillagebia.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3fe85c79652ec217568ef9c7&id=1bea148c99&e=81707fc5aa


Mark you calendars for the next Humber River Cleanup ….


Our newest business, ABEL U, invites the community this coming weekend to their open house! An incredible addition to our Weston Village Community…


From our Humber River Pals:

<<Hi Riverkeepers!  We are so excited to invite you all to our *drumrolll please* Sunset Clean up and Outdoor Documentary night on Saturday July 29 @7pm, Memorial Park – 22 Little Ave near Cruickshank Park at Weston Rd and Lawrence Ave West. The sunset clean up begins at 7pm, then at 8:30pm, Toronto based filmmaker Victoria Lean will introduce her film “The Climate Baby Dilemma”. We are so excited to host her first public screening of this film!

We will have refreshments available to all, please bring your own blanket /chair as the screen is being set up outdoors. There will be a childminding area set up for the kids to play while caregivers enjoy the film. 

Drop ins are welcome for the clean up and to watch the documentary. However, the audio for this film will not be on speakers, we have rented headsets for registered volunteers to use. We will require RSVP and  ID for the use of headsets. The film will have subtitles so that those without a headset can still enjoy the film. There are limited quantities for the headsets so please RSVP on eventbrite or by emailing us and ensure to arrive by 8:15 pm to secure your headset. We ask borrowers to be responsible for the safety of each headset and ensure they are returned at the end of the event in working condition with no surface damage.>>



There are many development applications in the works and this is another coming up. The next Community Consultation meeting will be on Tuesday, June 27th at the Learning Enrichment Foundation located on Industry St off Ray Avenue in Mount Dennis. Councillor Nunziata will also share by email shortly. Or visit www.toronto.ca/1812WestonRd

It’s extremely important for people to attend and if you cannot, please visit the application site on the City of Toronto’s website. See notice for all information: www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/application-information-centre/ and you will need to click on the blue box in the upper right side, then where it asks for Application number, type in: 23 115006 WET 05 OZ


Councillor Nunziata is hosting a meeting with our Toronto Police Chief and is inviting residents and business owners to attend.









The Weston Village BIA is looking for some neighbourhood helpers to put up our Weston Village Farmers’ Market signs in time for the beginning of the Market on their lawns or around the community where needed.

Mid-May is when they should be going up to alert people that it’s coming… please sign up here if you want to help!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4AEK-oC7wnRrvhPBc_IH4JYJfVk7jBG4rSGrKHgmr5cJ-Fw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Our local bunny-wranglers are hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday April 2nd! Always lots of fun… registration for the kiddos is closed already but it’s still a hoot to come out. See event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/731637648443801


The Hub is hosting this fabulous initiative… they are also accepting unused make-up as well as the clothing. A great way to clean out your closet and your make-up drawer!



Project #Engage416 is looking for participants … https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TPSRBDCCAP2023?fbclid=PAAaY1I0pL2RG0x5niAOdKDBmyOo64pj_JqNeuztPk6JpD



Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM on Monday night and for those who were not able to or didn’t see the link for the event on YouTube, here is the video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r2zW5vC1sM



2022 Events…. WVRA & Community Partners






2021 Events…

Weston Winterfest! Ice sculptures, a talent contest and a holiday market… something for everyone.

To enter the Talent Contest, please follow these directions:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2xfte_kaKjxPmyI8KeX5XMNXHpSo4yg06IaA3KsgXjfFG0Q/viewform