Thank You Stenia!

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Stefania (Stenia) Baran has been an integral part of the Roncesvalles community for many years as manager of St. Stanislaus-St. Casimir’s Polish Parishes Credit Union. Her service to the Credit Union is about to come to an end. Stenia is retiring at the end of November and the board of the RVBIA wishes her well in her future endeavours. Stenia … Read More

What will the City’s new Zoning Bylaw Project mean for Roncesvalles?

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Spacing has been covering the progress of the City’s new Zoning Bylaw Project, an effort to harmonize the City’s 43 existing zoning bylaws into one. The discussion is technical and complicated, but its results will affect all new development in the City once passed. Today, Spacing examines the section of the draft bylaw covering Commercial/Residential, the section governing main streets … Read More

Construction? Festival!

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Roncesvalles is under construction, and we are working hard to earn your business. The RVBIA encourages our neighbours to continue to support business on Roncesvalles through this challenging time. Put your money where your house is—shop locally! GREAT NEWS! Everything is a go for the 2009 RONCESVALLES POLISH FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 19 AND 20, 2009. Read all about it here!

Ethiopian Delegation Visits Roncesvalles Village

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The Canadian Urban Institute has an international partnership program that partners with city planners and bureaucrats around the world. This past Friday (June 5), Roncesvalles Village hosted a delegation of Ethiopian city planners from Addis Ababa who wanted to learn about our community development activities. (You can read about the project here: ) They met with Andrew Chomentowski, Vice … Read More

Roncesvalles Village Honoured By Visit From First Lady of Poland

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Roncesvalles Village was honoured today by a visit from Maria Kaczyńska, First Lady of the Republic of Poland. The First Lady visited Copernicus Lodge this afternoon. RVBIA Chair Tony Cauch and Vice-Chair Andrew Chomentowski were guests at a gala dinner this evening in honour of the First Lady at the John Paul II Centre. Above: Tracy Kamino (left, Executive Director, … Read More

Support Our Local Hospital: Sponsor Tony at Lori’s Legacy Walkathon

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From RVBIA Chair Tony Cauch: Every year I participate in Lori’s Legacy Walkathon. Lori’s Legacy has been raising money for cancer research and care at our hospital, St. Joe’s, for ten years now. We’ve raised over $1 million in that time, with over $300,000 going towards a state-of-the-art digital mammography machine. Please sponsor me in the Lori’s Legacy Walkathon by … Read More

Cheri diNovo Spring Levee

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Cheri diNovo Spring Levee March 24, 6:30 p.m. Lithuanian Hall (1573 Bloor St. West at Alhambra) Our MPP Cheri diNovo has asked me to invite all members of our BIA to attend her annual Spring Levee, honouring Volunteers and New Businesses in our riding. Delicious Food by Max’s Market. All are welcome! You can find out more here: This … Read More

BIA calls for greater local control over new federal infrastructure funding

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The Roncesvalles Living Sidewalk Project has received strong support from all three Residents’ Associations and the Roncesvalles Village BIA, and yet a substantial funding gap remains. The federal government has proposed to release new funds for infrastructure projects, of which our project certainly deserves priority: Our project would integrate Roncesvalles’ stormwater sewer with an innovative new tree planting system that would finally allow urban trees to … Read More

Messages From MP Gerard Kennedy and RVBIA Chair Tony Cauch

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From Gerard Kennedy’s press release: Today parliament will be debating an urgent opposition motion to release half of any new federal infrastructure funding from cost-sharing in order to create jobs in the most effective, fair and efficient fashion. Over the past three weeks, government reports and opposition research have confirmed that parliamentary direction is needed or new infrastructure funds will … Read More

RVBIA Annual General Meeting October 15th

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All members of the Roncesvalles Village BIA are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the RVBIA. The AGM will take place on Wednesday, October 15th at the Polish Credit Union (220 Roncesvalles Avenue). Registration/sign-in will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a free dinner at 7:00, and the meeting to follow. You can RSVP by contacting Coordinator Keith Denning … Read More