COVID-19 Pandemic

Veronica F.COVID19

Getting Through This Together As we shift our lives to get through the pandemic, our businesses on Roncesvalles are doing their best to serve us, while following public health directives. Whether their doors are open for business, or they are now operating exclusively online or by phone, they are here for us! Thank you for your continued support of our … Read More

Reopenings on Roncesvalles

Veronica F.COVID19

Masked chef prepares food in front of local pub, called The Local, during pandemic.

Stage 1 Reopenings Ontario reached Stage 1 of reopening on May 19th for retail, non-emergency health services and counselling, veterinary and animal services, as well as community services, outdoor recreational amenities, and maintenance, among others. Businesses on Roncesvalles that have reopened in Stage 1 Retail: In addition to operating online, or with curbside pickup and delivery, all businesses that sell … 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

Don’t Turn Out the Lights on Small Business

Veronica F.COVID19, Roncesvalles Village BIA

Lightbulb glowing in the dark

Small businesses are the backbone of Toronto’s economy and many are a day away from turning off their lights for good.  Today rent is due for the first time since the government-imposed shutdown for all but essential businesses. With businesses closed and no revenue coming in, small business tenants cannot afford to make rent and small business landlords cannot afford to … Read More