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.

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.