Weston is a neighbourhood in the big city of Toronto that has the charm and feel of a small Ontario town. The commercial core of Weston is located on Weston Road just west of Jane Street and North of Lawrence Avenue. There are many small businesses and services that residents have east access to.
The neighbourhood has large green and gold road signs that welcome visitors to this community. Weston Road is the main street in the neighbourhood and it serves as the parade route for the annual Weston Santa Clause Parade.
The community of Weston is situated in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is bordered by the 401 Highway on the North. The West of this area is surrounded by the Humber River, Jane Street to the East and Edmund Avenue to the South
The neighbourhood of Weston was founded in 1796 briefly after Lieutenant Governor Simcoe sent his surveyors north of Lake Ontario in 1792. The surveyors travelled along the Humber River and settled in the area and constructed a sawmill along the water banks. The settlement started to prosper with the advent of rail travel in 1856.
Many industries flourished over the century including the CCM plant, Moffat Stoves and the Kodak factory. Weston even had its own school system, police/fire services and Mayor/Reeve. In 1914, the community built a library which still stands today.
There is a large collection of Victorian style homes that date back to its days as a village in the mid to late 1800’s. There are even some early 1900 Edwardian style houses that are situated south of Church Street and the Humber Memorial Church Hospital.
In the north pockets of Weston around Pelmo Park, the homes in this subdivisions were built after the 1940’s. The subdivisions mainly consist of Tudor and ranch-style bungalows mixed with back and side-split houses.
Weston has apartment towers which were built in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Most of these buildings line Weston Road and offer excellent views of the Humber River Valley. The community’s growing popularity has resulted in many new housing developments.
Weston Road is filled with everything from car dealerships to fast food restaurants and small retail shops. At the Crossroads Centre on Weston Road, there is a big box retail centre that features a good mix of highly recognized national chain stores.
The motto “Home of the Bicycle” is visible on all of Weston’s street signs. It refers to the Canada Cycle and Motor Company which operating until 1970. At one time it was considered the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world. The area has an excellent bike path that follows the Humber River.
Weston’s largest park, Lions Park is located off Hickory Tree Road and it overlooks the Humber River. The park has four tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, two swimming pools, a snack bar, and a children’s playground. There is also the Lions Recreation Arena that offers ice rentals and banquet hall facilities.
Residents in Weston have access to buses on Weston Road and Jane Street that connect directly to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. There is bus service on Lawrence Avenue that connects passengers to the Lawrence subway station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Weston also has its own Go Train station located on Lawrence Avenue West at Weston Road.
Motorists has direct access to Highways 400 and 401. Weston Road and Jane Street also connect commuters to major arterial roadways such as Eglinton Avenue that lead to downtown Toronto.
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