John Wakulat – Founding Chair of the RVBIA

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It is with heavy hearts the Roncesvalles Village BIA Board shares the news of the recent passing of ​​John Wakulat, founding Chair of the Roncesvalles Village BIA.   Long time Roncesvalles Village residents and business owners will remember John as former owner of Pollocks Home Hardware, family man and enthusiastic champion of local small businesses.   John is also remembered fondly for … Read More

Roncesvalles Village Day Trips

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WestTO Day Trips [Image Description] Roncesvalles Village Day Trips Whether you’re visiting Roncesvalles Village or you are a local interested in more ways to enjoy the neighbourhood, you’re all invited to spend a day (trip) or two on Roncy! Visit the Village within a city, perfect for a day-trip for shoppers and foodies alike.  Nestled between High Park to the … Read More

Vaccine Passports

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Roncesvalles Village – as you may know, beginning September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access the following public settings and facilities: Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, delivery and takeout); Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment); Meeting and event … Read More

Anti-Racism and Social Justice Committee Formation

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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

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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

Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden Celebrates International Downtown Award

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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

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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

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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 Abby Bushby

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Meet Abby Bushby 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. She maintains the Peace Garden located at the eastern corner of Roncy and Dundas. The Peace Garden was constructed … Read More

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

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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