On June 8th, multiple entertainment zones will be raised on Roncesvalles Avenue, inviting the community and visitors to experience along the length of our thriving main street.
From our Main Stage performers, to the Art Zone, Beer Garden, Kids Zone and Family Friendly Stage. There will be plenty of live music, art, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Plus Roncy is known for its fabulous array of unique shops and over 40 restaurants, cafés and pubs, to delight everyone.
Features this year include: 10 hours of live music with headliners Royal Wood, Damhnait Doyle, KC Roberts & The Live Revolution, & NQ Arbuckle! … A juried art show and sale, complementary Yoga, kids activities and crafts, BBQ demo, films, plus a sidewalk sale, beer garden, tasty treats, outdoor patios; there’s something for everyone.
On April 28th, join over 200,000 residents, students, businesses, organizations and communities as we clean Toronto together for the 16th annual spring cleanup!
The Roncesvalles Village BIA & RoncyWorks will be hosting the Roncesvalles Avenue Community Clean Up. We will be encouraging BIA members to clean in front of their businesses on the sidewalk and their back laneway. We will be inviting community members to assist us with the gardens and tree grates along Roncesvalles.
All items needed for the clean up will be provided by the City of Toronto and the Roncesvalles Village BIA. We will have two groups meeting at 10:50AM; one meeting at Dundas and Roncesvalles Peace Garden, and the other meeting and Howard Johnson Inn. We will make our way up the street at 11:00AM and meet in the middle of Roncesvalles Avenue to end the clean around 1:00PM. Dress comfortably and for the weather!
Dim Your Lights During Earth Hour
This year, Earth Hour, the event that recognizes Climate Change and the need for climate action, is being taken indoors to venues along Roncesvalles and Queen Street and further into Ward 4. You can find all the businesses and shops along Roncy that are participating on our Facebook page or by heading to Earth Hour Ward 4 website.
So, whether at home or joining in with others, we hope you will join us Saturday, March 30th from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m! Don’t forget to include #RoncyEarthHour in any photos or images you post (on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) during and after the event.
We are now accepting applications for Vendors, Artists, and Musicians for Roncy Rocks 2019: Saturday June 8th.
Head to the website to apply now!
Sidewalk Café & Marketing Display Bylaw Review: Public Consultation
From the City of Toronto:
“In addition to the presentation by Municipal Licensing & Standards and Public Realm at the Interdepartmental meeting on January 15, 2019, the general public will be invited to attend the City’s public consultation on the Sidewalk Cafés & Marketing Displays Bylaw Review on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 4, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The purpose of this review is to harmonize the bylaw so that consistent standards are applied across the City. As part of the review, the City is proposing updated fees, as well as new standards and options for marketing displays and sidewalk cafés (for example, curbside cafés and parklet cafés).
We are also writing to you today in hopes that you can help us promote this consultation among your network, who may be interested to provide their input. Please find below a short article for either your website or newsletter and sample social media posts that you can use to help promote this.
Thank you for helping us to raise awareness of this important event.
More information on the Sidewalk Cafés & Marketing Displays Review is available on the City of Toronto website.”
Please click here for more information