Roncesvalles Village Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

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Roncyworks and RVBIA volunteers group photo.

Our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, this year was once again a huge success. We are so lucky to live in a village in this big city, where many of our residents and shopkeepers believe in contributing their time and effort — and cash — to making our community better in so many ways. Having people who are willing to spare time … Read More

Join us for The Roncesvalles Polish Festival

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Dancer in traditional Polish dress.

Cześć! This weekend will mark the twelfth year of the Roncesvalles Polish Festival,  the largest celebration of Polish Culture in North America! Indulge in traditional Polish dishes  including pierogi, kielbasa, bigos and cabbage rolls while dancing along with continuous live music on multiple stages including Polka and Euro Dance Bands, Polish folklore song and dance groups.  Saturday night enjoy the ever-popular Dance Under The … Read More

Sunnyside Historical Society presents The Roncesvalles Heritage Walk

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On Saturday September 9th 2017 delve into local history with the Sunnyside Historical Society! How did Roncesvalles Avenue get its name? Who was Constance Avenue named after? And what was daily life like in Parkdale and Roncesvalles in Pre-Confederation days? Learn this and more at the Roncesvalles Heritage Walk! There will be skits and short discussions about the about one of … Read More

Shop the Neighbourhood Challenge

Veronica F.Events, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles

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 … Read More

Cheri DiNovo recognizes Cookery at Community Appreciation Gala

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While celebrating new local businesses at the 7th Annual Community Appreciation Gala on June 14th, MPP Cheri Dinovo recognized Alison Fletcher, owner of Cookery. Well known in the neighbourhood and beyond, Cookery is a specialty kitchenware store, cooking school, and event space that opened in Roncesvalles Village, less than two years ago, in August 2014. A small business owner and proud mother of two young children, … Read More

OBIAA Award Goes to RVBIA Founder

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At the recent OBIAA Conference held in Toronto, the founder of the Roncesvalles Village BIA, Mr. John Wakulat, was awarded the prestigious Alex Ling Lifetime Achievement Award. The Alex Ling Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to a person in the Ontario BIA movement with major lifelong contributions to BIAs. The award is named after Alex Ling, one of the founders … Read More

Roncesvalles Polish Festival Honoured at FEO Conference

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Festivals 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 … Read More

Happy Anniversary

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The 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 … Read More