President Duda and his wife were at the foot of Roncy Monday morning. May 9, laying wreaths at the Katyn and Smolensk memorials during his visit to Canada.
On behalf of the Roncesvalles Village BIA, I wish to extend condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Coun. Rob Ford; who passed away today, March 22, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. His commitment to the City of Toronto, and this organization, is acknowledged and appreciated. — Chair Emeritus, Tony Cauch
As you stroll down Roncesvalles Avenue on December 5th, from 1 to 4 p.m., the street will resound with the joyful voices of local carollers.
This year, eight groups of carollers will take to the street. All five churches in Roncesvalles Village have agreed to contribute a choral group to sing Christmas Carols on Roncesvalles. The Polish Church will sing Polish carols and the Greek church will sing in Greek. We also have a French choral group that has stepped forward and a seniors choral group from Copernicus Lodge.
In addition, we’ll have Eskapade, a vocal ensemble from Etobicoke School of the Arts which has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Canada and the USA.
Please take time just to enjoy the music!
Then look around you and just enjoy the magic of the street. You’ll notice lights and delights to be found in all of the shops, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and pubs.
At the heart of the street, you’ll find a community project to adorn with solar lights a couple of trees by the Roncesvalles United Church. Check it out. You too can Shine Your Light!
Shop The Neighbourhood is a free initiative of Yellow Pages, a company with a century-long legacy of working with Canada’s small businesses. The event’s third edition will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015, in various cities across Canada.
The Roncesvalles Village BIA is taking part in the Shop The Neighbourhood campaign for a second year. We’re fortunate that many of our residents already shop local. But at this time of the year there are big ad campaigns to draw people away and these two days are notorious for driving dollars online or across the border
Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, Shop The Neighbourhood serves as a reminder to residents that their dollars have a greater impact in their communities when spent locally.
Our business owners are constantly facing new challenges, so we appreciate free initiatives that help small businesses stand out and that highlight the importance of buying local,” says RVBIA Chair, John Bowker.
Small businesses play a key role in creating strong local economies:
When we make purchases at our local retailers, we directly contribute to the prosperity of our neighbourhoods. In 2014, over 750,000 Canadians joined the Yellow Pages campaign, spending $89 million at local businesses during the Shop The Neighbourhood event.
Shop The Neighbourhood will feature exclusive deals at local businesses to encourage local spending, accessible via the YP ShopWise app.
Social media: #shopthehood
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