A Note From the Board

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To our neighbours, volunteers, businesses, sponsors, entertainers, vendors and visitors: Despite the rain and clouds, we pulled together and put on one amazing two-day party! We had over forty brilliant musical acts, over one hundred unique vendors, and well over 150,000 guests! You all helped to make this event our most successful yet! Thank you Dziękuję Bardzo Merci Beaucoup! Tony … Read More

City swiping unlicensed A-frame signs without warning

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Image: Municipal Licensing & Standards Allowable Locations: This diagram shows where A-frame signs may be located, according to a new City bylaw. Today’s Toronto Star reports that the City has begun swiping A-frame signs without warning from businesses who have not received a $200 license sticker. The businesses are charged a $100 retrieval fee to get their property back, plus … Read More

RVBIA Chair to Participate in Lori’s Legacy Walkathon

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Tony Cauch, chair of the Roncesvalles Village BIA, is a very active member of our community. One of his passions is our hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Every year, Tony participates in the Lori’s Legacy Walkathon, which raises money in support of cancer care at St. Joe’s. This year the Walkathon is on Saturday May 10th. The Walkathon raises approximately … Read More

RVBIA Hires New Coordinator, Gets New Address and Phone

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The Roncesvalles Village BIA has hired a new coordinator. Keith Denning, a long-time Roncesvalles resident, was hired after considering a number of talented applicants. Keith is very fond of our neighbourhood. He worked at the Revue Cinema for many years, and then played a part in the Revue Film Society’s successful bid to save the cinema after its closure in … Read More

It’s time for an LCBO on Roncesvalles

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The upcoming closure of the Rogers Video (Howard Park and Roncesvalles) and the relocation of the Royal Bank (at Fermanagh) have renewed a perennial community demand for an LCBO store on Roncesvalles. The image at right, prepared by local resident Dale Fallon, shows the locations of LCBO stores in the west end, including the newest location on the Queensway at … Read More

Province Forces Popular Local Butcher Out of Business After 46 Years

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Today, the Toronto Star spent hours interviewing staff and customers at Karl’s Butchers and Grocery (105 Roncesvalles), which has sold fresh sausages on our street for 46 years. Karl’s has been forced out of business by the province. In October, the provincial government decided to enforce a harsh, literal interpretation of the 2001 Food and Safety Quality Act. The Province … Read More

The BIA is Hiring, Seeks New Coordinator

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Last Friday, our coordinator,  Leah Dimitrakopoulos, worked her last day for the Roncesvalles Village BIA. She is leaving to pursue other opportunities at other BIAs. We would like to thank Leah for her service to the BIA and the community. The Roncesvalles Village BIA is now seeking a new administrative coordinator. The position is part-time (20-25 hours per week), and … Read More

Attention Businesses! Meeting Called for June 27

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A general meeting for BIA members has been called for June 27, 6-8 pm, at the High Park Library. The purpose of this meeting will be to update members about the reconstruction of Roncesvalles, currently scheduled for 2008 2009 (UPDATE: The project will likely be delayed. Click here for more details). The BIA has been working with the councillor’s office, … Read More