Earth Hour in Roncesvalles Village

11080437_10206410004948078_6124953394082057884_o A great time was had by all on Saturday evening in our sixth annual Earth Hour walk down Roncesvalles Avenue.

Over 70 people attended to share the evening together, including our MP Peggy Nash.

Thanks to the organizers, especially Karyn Klaire Koski, marshals Andrea and Sarah, and RoncyWorks volunteer Veronica Feihl.

11103121_10206409983067531_6380543109670910719_oThanks also to all of the businesses who dimmed their lights for the evening. Many Roncesvalles restaurants were lit by candlelight for the evening, which made for a great atmosphere and a wonderful way to participate in this important worldwide event.

Earth Hour is now celebrated in over 170 countries around the world. Millions of Canadians participate every year.

11088954_10206409997227885_7838925428047573555_oSpecial thanks to the Revue Cinema, the Chocolateria, the Herbal Dispensary and Clinic, Fresh Collective, Cookery and Soho for their generous donations which were given to our Earth Hour trivia contest winners at the end of the walk.

See you next year!

Earth Hour In Roncesvalles Village

earthhourJoin us on Saturday March 28 for an annual tradition: the Earth Hour candlelight walk down Roncesvalles Avenue!

We will meet in front of the Starbucks at the corner of Roncesvalles and Dundas and walk south to Queen Street.

Please bring your own candle and lantern!

Before, during or after the walk, enjoy the rest of the evening by candlelight in one of our participating restaurants or cafés.

Roncesvalles Polish Festival Honoured at FEO Conference

feologoFestivals and Events Ontario announced the 2015 top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario at is conference this past week. These recipients represent the best festivals and events held in Ontario, a select group of celebrations which draw both an international and a domestic audience.

The Roncesvalles Polish Festival was among the recipients of this award. Now entering its tenth year, the Roncesvalles Polish Festival has grown to become one of the largest street festivals in Toronto, and is acknowledged as both a showcase for local businesses, artists and musicians and one of the world’s largest celebrations of Polish culture.


First Annual Roncesvalles Village Christmas Market

xmasmarketwebThe First Annual Roncesvalles Village Christmas Market is coming soon! On Friday December 12 join participating businesses all over Roncesvalles Avenue for a fabulous evening of shopping and fun. From live music to special product launches, our Christmas Market will be a great way to celebrate the season in Roncesvalles Village.

For more information and to download coupons redeemable for great stuff, please visit our friends at Partnershop here.

Participating businesses include:

Fresh Collective • Coal Miner’s Daughter • Pollocks Home Hardware • Ania Skin Care • Cookery • Phila Optical • The Herbal Clinic and Dispensary • Kind Exchange • Frock • Imelda • Jewel Envy • New Age Nutrition • George Brown Professional Corporation • Barque Smokehouse • The Ten Spot • Soho Art and Custom Framing • Planet Kid • Boomerang Pilates • Sukha Spa • Prints Charming • Stasis Preserves • For The Girls • Doll Factory by Damzels • The Film Buff • Inter Steer • Workshop by Latitude • Sweetpea’s • The Mercantile • Snap Fitness • Lila Yoga • Scout • Autumn Toronto • Dressers • Local Hero • Another Story Book Shop • Ecotique

as well as all of our terrific restaurants and cafés!

Keep an eye out for Mrs. Claus as she visits participating businesses.