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We Want YOU for the 2009 Roncesvalles Polish Festival!

09rpfposterfinal2.jpgThe Roncesvalles Polish Festival is a celebration of all things Roncesvalles, its great Polish heritage and what it is today: a vibrant, diverse neighbourhood brimming with talent.

This September, let’s show Toronto what we’re made of. It’s your Festival, so get involved! We’re looking for local musicians, entertainers, artisans, artists and volunteers.

Every year we showcase local talent on our stages. If you want to get on stage, get in touch! The Festival welcomes local buskers, magicians, face painters and more to add some spark to the street. Drop us a line at

For vendors: we encourage local artists and artisans to get involved. Last year’s Festival drew 150,000 people to our neighbourhood. That’s great exposure for YOU, right on your own main street! There are many vendor booths available, and applications are downloadable from

We’re looking for volunteers to help out during the Festival. It’s an easy and fun way for high school students to get their community hours. We’re particularly interested in GROUPS (Scout troops, youth clubs, etc.) Please contact us at if you’re interested in volunteering.

A Note From the Board

To our neighbours, volunteers, businesses, sponsors, entertainers, vendors and visitors:

Despite the rain and clouds, we pulled together and put on one amazing two-day party!

We had over forty brilliant musical acts, over one hundred unique vendors, and well over 150,000 guests!

You all helped to make this event our most successful yet!

Thank you

Dziękuję Bardzo

Merci Beaucoup!

Tony Cauch Andrew Chomentowski
Chair, Roncesvalles Village BIA Chair, Marketing and Promotions Committee
Vice-chair, Roncesvalles Village BIA

Roncesvalles Polish Festival Draws Record Crowds


Neither the threat of rain nor its arrival on Saturday evening dampened the spirits of visitors to Roncesvalles this past weekend. Our neighbourhood was visited by record-breaking numbers of people, making this the biggest Festival to date.

The Roncesvalles Village BIA would like to extend its thanks to the Festival sponsors and patrons, our members, event organizers, neighbours, vendors, volunteers, entertainers and musicians. You’ve helped make this year’s Festival the best yet!

Please visit for more.

Roncesvalles Polish Festival Sept. 13th and 14th

Click here to visit the Polish Festival website!

The 2008 Roncesvalles Polish Festival is coming up fast! Our annual celebration of Roncesvalles Village and its Polish heritage brings upwards of 100,000 visitors to our neighbourhood. Great music, entertainment, food and drink will abound on our street on Saturday Sept. 13th and Sunday Sept. 14th.

The Roncesvalles Village BIA is honoured to once again have the patronage of the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto for this year’s Festival, as well as the sponsorship of St. Stanislaus-St. Casimir’s Polish Parishes Credit Union, PMA, European Fine Foods, Supreme Pierogies, TD Canada Trust, Ed Gruscyk State Farm Insurance, Yamaha Canada and LOT Airlines among others.

For complete details, please visit