Ontario Moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen

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The Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn and with other restrictions in place. This … Read More

King-Queen Queensway-Roncesvalles South End Construction

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Updated November 15, 2021 The Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles intersection is now open.  King St West is closed at the KQQR. The KQQR project management team advises that preparation work for the move to Stage 2 KQQR construction will begin this Saturday (Nov. 13). Actual Stage 2 construction work will begin in earnest on Monday (Nov. 15) – weather permitting. This Saturday you … Read More

Roncy Businesses Pitch In to Support Frontline Workers

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While our businesses have been furiously pivoting their operations to continue serving customers in these extraordinary times, they are also showing creativity and generosity in directing efforts where these are most needed. Recent examples: Bathing Belle is making masks, and has donated 100 to Copernicus Lodge. Some of these were made with fabric donated by Old Country Shop. You can … 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

Mari Cla Ro Honoured At Spring Levee

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A number of you know one of the newest and funkiest businesses on Roncesvalles Avenue. Mari Cla Ro, at 457 Roncesvalles, is a store that manufactures and retails purses, handbags, panniers, briefcases and the like, made entirely from recycled materials. Mari Cla Ro opened on Roncesvalles last year, and on June 15 Sven, Willa and the rest of the Mari … 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