Parking Returns To Roncesvalles: You Should Too!

The construction on Roncesvalles is nearing completion for this season, with a number of blocks in the north end still in the throes of digging. Nevertheless, things are getting back to normal, and it’s easier than it has been for months to visit your favourite spots on Roncesvalles.

Driving is still technically northbound only, but Ronces is largely free of construction from Queen up to Marmaduke Street, with ample street parking. North of Geoffrey there’s still construction, but it’s starting to ease off and there are places you can park to easily get to anywhere in the north end.

Lots of people don’t know about the small Green P parking lot right next to the Starbucks at Dundas and Roncesvalles. About 12 spots make for easy access to places like Centre For Well Being, Mari Cla Ro, Homebake Pizza and The Little Hair Shop. Access is just south of Starbucks on the Dundas side.

And people are only just getting used to the idea of pay parking at Howard Public School (just west of Roncesvalles on Howard Park Ave.) This adds a 44-spot parking lot (evenings and weekends only) serving the area right around the intersection of Roncesvalles and Howard Park, making it easy to get to popular evening venues like The Local, the Revue Cinema, Gate 403, Silver Spoon and many other restaurants and cafes in the area.

So if you’ve been keeping away because the our main street has looked mangled, it’s time to come back and pay us a visit!

2 thoughts on “Parking Returns To Roncesvalles: You Should Too!

  1. suka day

    Hi there,

    When you say they are still on track for completion Janurary 2010 – Do you mean the beginning of January/middle/or end?

    Very concerned about the time the extra half hour each wayit is taking me cause of the bus route (an extra hour twice a day for me) and once it starts snowing and I can’t cycle to the subway, that is my only option. I’m hoping it’s for the beginning of January and would love to know the intention. Thanks!

  2. Keith Denning, Coordinator, RVBIA

    Hi:

    At present our best information is that the contractors will be completely finished by mid-to-late January.

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