Santa to Visit Roncesvalles

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Everyone is invitied to greet Santa Claus and Swiety Mikolaj, who will be visiting Roncesvalles on Saturday, December 1 at 1:30 pm. They’ll be arriving on a Station #15 fire truck at 1:30 pm in front of the St. Stanislaus & St. Casimirs Polish Parishes Credit Union (220 Roncesvalles Ave). There will be free hot chocolate and candy canes! Later, … Read More

Grafton Parkette Transformed

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Over the summer and fall, a remarkable transformation occurred at the Grafton Parkette. This parkette, located just north of Queen Street, had been a neglected scrap of land. Today it is a beautiful focal point for the community. How did this happen? Grafton tranformed: The parkette had been a neglected patch of space (below), but over the summer it was … Read More

What Should A Streetcar Street Look Like?

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This posting comes a bit late, but Steve Munro hosted an interesting discussion concerning the Roncesvalles reconstruction project, likely to occur in 2009. One of the challenges faced by the TTC and the City is the lack of any “best practices” that can be applied to new constructions of this sort. The City has only recently begun to prioritize transit … Read More

Dundas West BIA To Get Rush Hour Parking

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Today’s Globe and Mail has a story about how the Dundas West BIA faced off against the TTC in order to introduce rush hour parking along its street. Interestingly, the BIA seems less concerned about parking availability than the fact that two lanes of rush-hour traffic turns Dundas into an unappealing “highway”: From the Globe and Mail (link – might … Read More

Putting Pedestrians First

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This week, the City of Toronto hosted Walk21, an international conference examining ways to improve the pedestrian realm on our streets. This year’s theme is “Putting Pedestrians First.” The conference reflects a recent shift in thinking at City Hall, where the once-dominant car is now being asked to take a back seat to the needs of pedestrians, transit-riders and cyclists. … Read More

29-Storey Tower Proposed for Dundas and Bloor – Your Input Sought

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A 29-story condominium tower has been proposed for Dundas and Bloor, on the site of Joe Mercury’s. This project may set an example for new buildings along Roncesvalles, which has been designated for denser development under the City’s Official Plan. A public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, to gather public input on this important project. The meeting … Read More

Roncesvalles Reconstruction Likely Delayed Until 2009

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City staff has warned the BIA that the major reconstruction of Roncesvalles, still officially planned for 2008, will most likely be delayed until 2009. This is because a reconstruction of this scale will probably require an Environmental Assessment, and also because the project has become more complex with new features being added, such as curb extensions, rebuilt sidewalks, additional trees … Read More

Canada’s Rising Piano Stars to Perform During Polish Festival

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The Roncesvalles Village BIA, Copernicus Lodge and the Canadian Chopin Festival are pleased to present Canada’s Rising Stars, who will perform during the 2007 Polish Festival, September 15 and 16. These young and talented pianists have won several awards worldwide, and we are proud to have them play at our festival. Location: Copernicus Lodge, 66 Roncesvalles Ave. September 15 12:00pm … Read More