Roncesvalles Village Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

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Roncyworks and RVBIA volunteers group photo.

Our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, this year was once again a huge success. We are so lucky to live in a village in this big city, where many of our residents and shopkeepers believe in contributing their time and effort — and cash — to making our community better in so many ways. Having people who are willing to spare time … Read More

Cheri DiNovo recognizes Cookery at Community Appreciation Gala

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While celebrating new local businesses at the 7th Annual Community Appreciation Gala on June 14th, MPP Cheri Dinovo recognized Alison Fletcher, owner of Cookery. Well known in the neighbourhood and beyond, Cookery is a specialty kitchenware store, cooking school, and event space that opened in Roncesvalles Village, less than two years ago, in August 2014. A small business owner and proud mother of two young children, … Read More

OBIAA Award Goes to RVBIA Founder

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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

Happy Anniversary

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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

Roncesvalles Village BIA Board Honoured at City Hall

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On November 16 there was a brief ceremony at City Hall to thank the hard-working volunteers of City of Toronto agencies, boards and commissions. Many hundreds of people volunteer their free time to serve on various boards, including those that govern the 72 BIAs in Toronto. Outgoing mayor David Miller thanked the assembled people for their freely given time and … Read More

Roncesvalles Avenue Shortlisted for CBC Song Quest

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Vote early and often, people! Roncesvalles Avenue has been shortlisted in the second annual CBC Great Canadian Song Quest. You can vote by visiting this link: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/songquest/provinces/ontario/roncesvalles_avenue.html At the time of this posting, Roncesvalles Avenue is a close second! You can vote once a day for Roncesvalles until October 1.

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

Thank You Krys!

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As a number of you probably know, Krys Streich left Copernicus Lodge and therefore our BIA a short while ago. Krys served on the Board and was an important volunteer in our community, particularly in the Roncesvalles Polish Festival. This is an excerpt from a very nice letter we received: Dear Tony and BIA Members: Thank you so much for … 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