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

Meet Jackie Taschereau

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA, Uncategorised

RoncyWorks Green Team Profiles Jackie Taschereau has been volunteering with RoncyWorks since 2011. She maintains the gardens at 233 and 223 Roncesvalles. Jackie often refers to her involvement with RoncyWorks as gardening in the “Public Realm” and for good reason. There are many lessons she’s learnt from maintaining a sidewalk garden, including how the physical design of the bed impacts … Read More

Meet Abby Bushby

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA

RoncyWorks Green Team Profiles To mark Garden Days 2018, the Roncesvalles Village BIA is showcasing the dedicated community members who maintain our sidewalk gardens and beautify our vibrant street. Abby Bushby is the Chair the Friends of Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden organization and a volunteer gardener with Roncy Works. She maintains the Peace Garden located at the eastern corner of … Read More

Meet Mary Wiens

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA, Uncategorised

RoncyWorks Green Team Profiles In celebration of Garden Days 2018, the Roncesvalles Village BIA is showcasing the dedicated community members who maintain our sidewalk gardens and beautify our vibrant street. Mary Wiens has been a volunteer gardener with RoncyWorks since the community group was established in 2011. Mary helped launch RoncyWorks because “she was excited to continue involvement with other … Read More

Meet Karen Pivnick

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA, Uncategorised

RoncyWorks Green Team Profiles In celebration of Garden Days 2018, the Roncesvalles Village BIA is showcasing the dedicated community members who maintain our sidewalk gardens and beautify our vibrant street. Karen Pivnick is volunteer gardener for Roncy Works and a resident of Roncesvalles Village for over 30 years. She maintains the garden bed at 413 Roncesvalles Ave, in front of … Read More

Garden Days on Roncy

Kevin Kapenda2018, Beautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Project, Roncesvalles Village BIA

While celebrating Garden Days 2018, the Roncesvalles Village BIA reflects on the importance of streetside gardens to our community and streetscape. Garden Days is Canada’s national celebration of gardening and its impact on communities across the country. Garden Days begins on Saturday June 16 and concludes on Sunday June 24. RoncyWorks, the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden, and the Roncesvalles Village … Read More

Mural Artists to Unveil Preliminary Design Elements at Roncy Rocks for Community Feedback

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Events, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Special Events, Uncategorised

After two community consultations, the preliminary design elements for the new mural will be presented by artists Philip Cote and Jim Thierry Bravo at Roncy Rocks on June 9. at 1:30 pm. They  will be on hand to discuss their components with community members until 3:30 pm. The community consultation will take place at the site of the future mural … Read More