Roncy Reduces

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Roncy Reduces is a community waste reduction initiative in the Roncesvalles area that was launched by 20 local parents at the beginning of this year. Their goal is to reduce single-use plastics and packaging in our neighbourhood by encouraging both consumers and businesses to practice waste reduction together. They have invited neighbourhood businesses to participate by displaying their Roncy Reduces/BYO sticker … Read More

Roncesvalles Wins CBC Song Quest!

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We’re delighted to announce that Roncesvalles surged ahead of all competitors in the Ontario section of CBC’s Song Quest to win. Thanks to everyone who voted, and thanks especially to Roncy businesses who got the word out! As Rachel at Hawk Eyes said: “Roncy needs the love.” We’re looking forward to hearing what Jully Black will create about our great … Read More

Read All About It! Roncesvalles Gets Noticed In Toronto Life

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We were very pleased to see that twenty-five of our businesses were lauded in an excellent and glowing online article in Toronto Life. In appreciation of this, RVBIA Chair Tony Cauch wrote the following letter to the editor: To the editor: Thanks for today’s great online feature on Roncesvalles Village (The Roncesvalles Guide, April 22, 2010). We appreciate your recognition … Read More

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

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

Gord Perks on gas pipe rupture: “the incident was safely contained”

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Earlier this month, with the one-year anniversary of the Sunrise Propane gas explosions fresh in their minds, Roncesvalles residents watched behind barriers as firefighters and construction crews rushed to repair a gas line rupture, damaged during the reconstruction. Many were curious to know how close they just came to being engulfed in giant fireball of death. The answer, according to … Read More

National Post: TTC to begin Downtown Relief Line study this fall

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Roncesvalles TTC riders may have a new subway option within the next decade. The National Post reports that the TTC will “seriously study” the long-proposed Downtown Relief Line (DRL) this fall. Under the proposal, the new subway line would likely begin at Dundas West station, travel underneath Roncesvalles/Dundas West towards Liberty Village. From there, it would travel east alongside Queen … Read More

Toronto Sun op-ed: Roncesvalles redo a victory for neighbourhoods

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On Friday, the Toronto Sun published an op-ed by John Bowker, chair of the BIA’s Beautification Committee and the BIA’s representative in Roncesvalles Renewed. The article celebrates the unity of our neighborhood, as we prepare for the 2009-10 reconstruction of Roncesvalles. It also criticizes efforts by suburban councillors to turn Roncesvalles into a busy highway for commuters from North York … Read More

Spacing Magazine examines “Grey Spaces”

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The latest issue of Spacing deals with issues of direct relevance to our soon-to-be-reconstructed street, and the BIA encourages everyone to pick up a copy. The topic is “Grey Spaces,” those areas that occupy a middle ground between completely private and completely public spaces, where different rules apply. Roncesvalles is such a space, where members of the public interact with … Read More