Most people from Roncesvalles Village love that we have so many great shops, services and awesome places to eat, drink and be merry. On Saturday, let’s show Canada our shop local spirit as the Yellow Pages brings their Shop the Neighbourhood Challenge to Roncesvalles Avenue.
• Official event times: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Event location: High Park Library Lawn, Corner of Wright Ave. and Roncy.
Share your love: When you spot something awesome along Roncesvalles, snap it and tag it #shoproncy and #shopthehood.
While you’re at it, you can pick up free promotional items such as shopping bags, balloons and scarves – but quantities are limited, so make sure you get out during the official event times.
Shop The Neighbourhood is a national Yellow Pages campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of local shopping and supporting small businesses in neighbourhoods across Canada.
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.
Thanks 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.
Special 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!
Happy Hallowe’en from everyone in Roncesvalles Village. Here’s wishing you all a safe and happy evening.
From 2011, here’s our contribution to that year’s Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade, a great local tradition, now entering its tenth year!
This pumpkin was carved by local artist Chris Szynkowski.