Social Justice and Anti-Racism
SJAR Committee Mission
The Social Justice and Anti Racism Committee helps remove barriers to equity, diversity and prosperity in our community, particularly for BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and other marginalized groups. By creating tools for local businesses, providing access to support and information, and elevating the voices of our marginalized neighbours we hope to continue to build Roncesvalles as a neighbourhood that celebrates unique voices and stands up to racism, hate speech, and social injustice.
Co-Chairs Derek Vaz, Sarah Davis and the entire committee are happy to welcome any community member who wishes to participate or provide support; working together is how we achieve these goals. LEARN MORE and GET INVOLVED…
Roncesvalles Village is an urban community with a unique village vibe that manifests most delightfully along its main street, unexpectedly named after a battle site in Spain. What’s most remarkable is the wide array of well-tended shops and gardens along its 1.8 km stretch; the many marvelous places to meet and eat, and the goodwill among neighbours and shopkeepers that makes awesome things happen here.
At the northern gate of the village lies the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden. The street appears to end where King and Queen Street West meet the Queensway, but the Roncesvalles pedestrian bridge at its foot connects the village to Lake Ontario’s waterfront.