The Local Turns Five!

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Drop in on Melissa, Rupert and lots of great musicians (including Yawd Sylvester, Good Right Arm String Band, and Jay Clark and the Jones) on December 20th for The Local’s fifth anniversary. In a short five years, The Local has grown to become one of the most popular venues on Roncesvalles and a regular part of many musicians’ lives. Congratulations!

Poles Stand Out – Quietly

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Local man’s book pays tribute to those who made a difference in the New World   (Excerpted from Toronto Sun article by Mike Strobel.) We’ve sort of forgotten about the Poles. And I don’t mean the ones at Filmore’s and the Brass Rail. I mean the 300,000 of Polish descent who inhabit the GTA, no fuss, no muss. Other immigrants … Read More

Santa and “The Grinch” at the Revue!

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From noon until 2:00 on Saturday the 19th, you can co-star with Santa on the big screen at the Revue! You’re invited to get free digital photos taken at the Revue (which will be emailed to you), courtesy of Impact Photography. Prints with Christmas cards can be ordered for $6 and picked up later from Impact Photography at 361 Roncesvalles … Read More

Mayor Miller Declares Shop Local Week

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From the office of David Miller: Whereas TABIA (Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas) recognizes the tremendous contribution of small business to the economic sustainability of Toronto and to our fiscal recovery during the present economic down-turn. It is important that residents recognize the role of small business in the growth and success of Toronto and that their support of … Read More

Loons Reopens!

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As many of you know, a number of our members’ basements were flooded in late October. Loons Pub and Restaurant (416 Roncesvalles) was particularly hard hit, and has been closed for several weeks. We’re pleased to announce that they’re reopening tonight. Drop by for a pint and some good times!

Roncesvalles Businesses Voted NOW’s “Best of Toronto”

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Congratulations to Imelda (123 Roncesvalles) and the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles), both winners in NOW Magazine’s recent “Best of Toronto” issue. Imelda was awarded the Critic’s Pick of “Best Shoe Store In Toronto”, while the Revue was voted by readers “Best Repertory Cinema in Toronto” for the second year running. Imelda and the Revue join the many other award-winning businesses … Read More

Mobifest Returns to the Revue!

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The 4th annual Nokia Mobifest Toronto will be held at the Revue Cinema on November 17th. Check out the world’s best made-for-mobile films and be there as the winners are announced. This years screening will include the films created at the first ever Toronto Made for Mobile 24 hour Challenge, sponsored by the City of Toronto, and the Mobifest World … Read More