Weyl symmetry is a local rescaling of the metric, which generalize flat space conformal invariance to curved manifolds. It is well known that this symmetry is anomalous at the quantum level, in the sense that its associated Ward identity gets broken, generically, by quantum fluctuations (i.e. the expectation value of the energy momentum tensor acquires a trace). I will propose a novel way of implementing Weyl symmetry, which is achieved by the introduction of a compensating one form field, naturally identified with the torsion tensor, which elevates Weyl symmetry to a gauge theory. This procedure modifies the Weyl symmetry Ward identities, and allows to cure the anomaly. Indeed, in this theory, the anomalous trace signals the breaking of global scale symmetry, and the appearance of the physical goldstone mode of broken dilatations. This will give a mass to the Weyl field, without truly breaking the gauge symmetry.