At the recent OBIAA Conference held in Toronto, the founder of the Roncesvalles Village BIA, Mr. John Wakulat, was awarded the prestigious Alex Ling Lifetime Achievement Award. The Alex Ling Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to a person in the Ontario BIA movement with major lifelong contributions to BIAs. The award is named after Alex Ling, one of the founders … Read More
Roncesvalles Polish Festival Honoured at FEO Conference
Festivals and Events Ontario announced the 2015 top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario at is conference this past week. These recipients represent the best festivals and events held in Ontario, a select group of celebrations which draw both an international and a domestic audience. The Roncesvalles Polish Festival was among the recipients of this award. Now entering its tenth … Read More
Happy New Year!
The members and the board of the Roncesvalles Village BIA wish you a happy new year and look forward to a fantastic 2015!
The Roncesvalles Village BIA was honoured to receive a declaration from the City of Toronto at this week’s TABIA Awards Night, held at the beautiful Palais Royale. The Roncesvalles Village BIA received congratulations on reaching its twenty-eighth anniversary, making us one of the older BIAs in Toronto (and the world.) The Roncesvalles Village BIA was founded in 1986. Its first … Read More
Happy Hallowe’en From Roncesvalles Village
Happy Hallowe’en from everyone in Roncesvalles Village. Here’s wishing you all a safe and happy evening. From 2011, here’s our contribution to that year’s Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade, a great local tradition, now entering its tenth year! This pumpkin was carved by local artist Chris Szynkowski.
Gol! Where to Catch World Cup Action on Roncesvalles
Roncesvalles Village has always had a good crop of sports bars, but during the World Cup a few more options become available as our neighbourhood goes mad for footie! A great option, and well known for soccer fanatics, is the Dizzy at 305 Roncesvalles. They are renowned for their early morning broadcasts of European football matches and their superior food, … Read More
Welcome to our New Website!
Due to recent changes with our server, the old Roncesvalles Village website is now defunct. Welcome to our new website! Over the coming days and weeks you will see some impressive developments here. For now, please explore and feel free to provide comments and suggestions.
Thank You Tony, and Welcome John!
At the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Roncesvalles Village BIA, Tony Cauch announced his retirement from the position of Chair of the BIA. Serving as the Chair of the BIA for some fourteen years, Tony lead the BIA through some of the most significant events of its history, including the founding of the Roncesvalles Polish Festival in 2005 and Roncy … Read More
Santa and Święty Mikołaj Arrive In Style
On Saturday December 4, Santa Claus and Święty Mikołaj were greeted by a large and enthusiastic crowd of children as they arrived on a fire truck from Lansdowne Fire Station. After arriving at the Polish Credit Union, the Santas were greeted by a children’s choir from the nearby Polish School at St. Casimir’s Church. The Roncesvalles Village BIA put on … Read More
Roncesvalles Village Lighting Exchange Returns!
Join us on Saturday November 27 for the Roncesvalles Village Lighting Exchange at the Polish Credit Union. Bring any two old strands of incandescent holiday lights and get one free strand of new energy-efficient LED lights! Also: free hot chocolate and great deals and draws for shopping in Roncesvalles Village!