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

Update On Claims Process For Members

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This update is from the office of Councillor Perks: –  Property owners who wanted to claim for loss or damage resulting from the sewer and watermain construction were provided with information on the process to submit their claims to the City Clerk’s Office. –  Several property owners then received notification from the City’s insurance adjuster, McLarens Canada, stating that the … Read More

Welcome To The Neighbourhood!

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We’d like to welcome Linda Belo to Roncesvalles Village. She has opened Belo Fashions Boutique, a wedding gown and evening wear store, at 420 Roncesvalles Avenue. Linda tells me that she and her clientele are excited to become a part of Roncesvalles Village. Her grand opening is still a little while away, but she is open for business, so please … 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

Silver Spoon To Close January 22

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From the recent article in Toronto Life: The Roncesvalles institution Silver Spoon is closing in the next two weeks, but chef and owner Rocco Agostino says the never-ending construction on the neighbourhood’s main drag isn’t the reason why he’s packing up. “It’s bittersweet. I’m not going to lie that I didn’t get emotional,” says Agostino, who also heads the kitchen … 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

How can we best manage disruption in 2010?

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Photo: BlogTO Recently, BlogTO posted an article on how Roncesvalles businesses are struggling during the reconstruction, a reminder of the importance of supporting local businesses during the holiday season. The BIA urges all Roncesvalles residents, please, to brave the occasional dust blast (and chilly breeze), and drop by your local shops, services and restaurants. We need you now more than … Read More

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!

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