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.

Happy Anniversary

RVBIAanniversaryThe Roncesvalles Village BIA was honoured to receive a declaration from the City of Toronto at this week’s TABIA Awards Night, held at the beautiful Palais Royale.

The Roncesvalles Village BIA received congratulations on reaching its twenty-eighth anniversary, making us one of the older BIAs in Toronto (and the world.)

The Roncesvalles Village BIA was founded in 1986. Its first chair (now chair emeritus) was John Wakulat, and expanded in 2007 to include all of Roncesvalles Avenue. Through its twenty-eight year history, the BIA has reached many milestones, including one of the City’s first BIA graffiti removal programs, innovative streetscape designs, and successful promotional events, most notably the Roncesvalles Polish Festival, now acknowledged as the largest celebration of Polish culture anywhere outside of Poland.

Roncesvalles Polish Festival

2014rpfNEWlogowebThe ninth annual Roncesvalles Polish Festival is coming to Roncesvalles Village on September 13 and 14. Get ready to go Polish for the weekend!

We are grateful for the continued patronage of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto. Through the Consulate we are bringing important and beautiful cultural displays, films and slideshows to celebrate important milestones in Polish culture today.

Add to this great Polish and international cuisine, the best polka, disco polo, and gorale bands, fantastic local talent, Polish folklore ensembles and much more and you will see, once again, why the Roncesvalles Polish Festival has grown to become the largest celebration of Polish culture in North America!

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