Anti-Racism and Social Justice Committee Formation

Roncesvalles VillageBIA Board News, Community News, Roncesvalles Village BIA

In recognition of our responsibility to actively foster inclusion and diversity, we have begun forming a Anti-Racism and Social Justice Committee. We are committed to working together to establish and implement changes that will make a meaningful impact in our community. Systemic racism exists within our society and our community is not exempt. We hope to create a committee of … Read More

Roncy Businesses Pitch In to Support Frontline Workers

Veronica F.Community News, COVID19, Members News

While our businesses have been furiously pivoting their operations to continue serving customers in these extraordinary times, they are also showing creativity and generosity in directing efforts where these are most needed. Recent examples: Bathing Belle is making masks, and has donated 100 to Copernicus Lodge. Some of these were made with fabric donated by Old Country Shop. You can … Read More

Who tends the street gardens along Roncy?

Veronica F.Community News, Greening

Street garden plants with shop in background.

It’s an awesome collaboration. The Roncesvalles Village BIA (RVBIA) owns the 23 street gardens along Roncesvalles Avenue.  21 of these gardens were installed during the reconstruction of Roncesvalles completed in 2011. These were a significant part of the beautification desired by the community, which also included plans for a tree canopy, benches and wider sidewalks. The intent was to create … Read More

Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden Celebrates International Downtown Award

Veronica F.2019, Beautification, Community News, Greening, Project, Special Events

On Friday, May 17th, the Roncesvalles Village BIA and the Friends of Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden celebrated an Award of Excellence for Public Space Improvements received from the International Downtown Association (IDA) for the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace  Garden (DRPG). This Award is particularly significant because the IDA values collaboration. In its realization, this project galvanized the support of many community … Read More

Annual Spring Clean Up

Veronica F.2019, Community News, Project

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 … Read More

Mural Painting Underway at Garden and Roncesvalles

Veronica F.2018, Beautification, Community News, Project

In partnership with StreetARToronto, we commissioned artists Philip Cote and Jim Thierry Bravo to collaborate on a mural for Roncesvalles Village.  In the cool hours of the day, you’ll find them painting the wall on the north east side of Roncesvalles and Garden Ave. They will work through July until finished. The official launch will be on October 20, 2018. … Read More

Roncesvalles Village Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Veronica F.Community News, Events, Kudos!, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Project, Uncategorised

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

Santa and Święty Mikołaj Come to Roncesvalles!

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A great annual tradition returns! On December 4, Santa Claus and Święty Mikołaj will once again arrive at the Polish Credit Union to usher in the Christmas season in Roncesvalles Village. We’ll have popcorn, hot chocolate, prizes, carollers, and a great photo shoot at the High Park Library with Santa (and Santa) and neighbourhood kids. Fun for the whole family!