Roncesvalles Village BIA Honoured At OBIAA Conference

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It is with pride that we announce that the Roncesvalles Village BIA has been awarded the Special Events and Promotions Award at this year’s Ontario BIA Association conference. RVBIA Vice-chair Andrew Chomentowski accepted the award on behalf of the BIA. In particular, this award acknowledges the extraordinary success of the Roncesvalles Polish Festival, which in five years has become one … Read More

Roncesvalles Village At BIA 40th Anniversary Celebration

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Toronto is well-known as being an innovative city. Great artists, businesspeople, thinkers and scientists call Toronto home. What is less well-known is that the BIA movement started in Toronto. In 1970 the Bloor West Village BIA became the first BIA in the world. Last Saturday we were pleased to attend a celebration of the 40th anniversary of BIAs. Mayor David … Read More

Charity Sale at Copernicus Lodge

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On Friday and Saturday Copernicus Lodge (66 Roncesvalles Avenue) is holding its annual fundraising sale. Hats, visors, t-shirts and more for men and women are on sale, all under $5. This sale will go on Friday April 23 from 1:00 until 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday April 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. All proceeds will go to Copernicus Lodge, … Read More

Free Parking On Roncesvalles

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From now until November 2010, there will be up to three hours of free parking in any legal parking spot on Roncesvalles Avenue. Please note that free parking is not a free-for-all. Illegal parking in no-parking zones will still get you a ticket. But for our law-abiding neighbours, come on down and enjoy everything that Roncesvalles Village has to offer, … Read More

Easter In Roncesvalles Village

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Roncesvalles Village is full of colour this Easter weekend! Spring is in the air, flowers are on display up and down the street, and people are out in large numbers to enjoy the beautiful weather. Easter is a major holiday in Polish tradition, and on Saturday Roncesvalles thronged with people carrying traditional decorated baskets with food to be blessed at … Read More

Mystery Sign Maker Strikes Again!

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This past week a number of new signs appeared on construction fencing and gravel piles on Roncesvalles, much to our delight! Clearly this is the work of the same mystery messenger who festooned the neighbourhood with the “So Sucky!” signs that Torontoist reported on a while back. We really liked the “Mt. Roncy” and “♥ Roncy” signs. A good sense … Read More

Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday) Comes To Roncesvalles

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An annual Polish tradition, Fat Thursday is the last hurrah before the fasting perios of Lent. Traditionally, celebrants feast on Fat Thursday, particularly on the popular (and really tasty!) Polish “donut” called pączki (pronounced POONCH-kee) and faworki (“angel wing” pastry.) What a better day to try out something tasty! Tłusty Czwartek is big on Roncesvalles. You can expect brisk business … Read More

Another Story Raises Community Funds

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We would like to congratulate Another Story Bookstore for their holiday fundraising efforts. Their annual holiday gift-wrapping campaign raises funds for worthy charities. This year they raised $1204 for PARC (Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre), an important community centre serving Parkdale and Roncesvalles Village. This is yet another example of the terrific community spirit shown by businesses up and down … Read More

Victoria Flower Shop Moves On…

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Alicia, who operated Victoria Flower Shop at 420 Roncesvalles Avenue for 18 years, closed her shop last Friday. She has been thinking about retiring from the flower business for quite some time, and recently sold her property and tells me that she’s looking forward to a lengthy holiday. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours. I had … Read More

Local Runners Fundraise for Haiti

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Local resident Nick Capra organized a marathon in Cap Hatien, Haiti last year. This year’s marathon has been cancelled due to the earthquake, so he is organizing a fundraising run called Training for Solidarity to benefit relief work in Haiti instead. The run will be either 10km or 20km. Walkers are also welcome. This is a pay-what-you-can event. Donations are … Read More