Don’t Turn Out the Lights on Small Business

Veronica F.COVID19, Roncesvalles Village BIA

Lightbulb glowing in the dark

Small businesses are the backbone of Toronto’s economy and many are a day away from turning off their lights for good.  Today rent is due for the first time since the government-imposed shutdown for all but essential businesses. With businesses closed and no revenue coming in, small business tenants cannot afford to make rent and small business landlords cannot afford to … Read More

WHAT’S ON RONCY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Daniele S.Events, Holidays, Roncesvalles Village BIA

JOIN US ON RONCESVALLES FOR HOLIDAY FUN! #RoncyReindeer CONTEST Starting November 17th through to the end of December, Spot, Snap & Share a photo of a reindeer from a Roncesvalles shop window or winter garden on social media with tag #RoncyReindeer for your chance to win a $100 Roncy gift certificate or one of two $25 gift certificates! Add tag #RoncyReindeer … Read More

Dziękuję (thank you) Roncesvalles Village!

Daniele S.Polish Festival, Roncesvalles Village BIA, Special Events

Did you get a selfie with our new #RoncySign? Share it to instagram with hashtag #RoncySign and we will add it to our Stories! Another busy Roncesvalles Polish Festival weekend is behind us! Thank you to all sponsors, staff, our event management co; Hypitch Marketing, volunteers, vendors, local shops and restaurants and especially those who attended!  We hope you enjoyed … Read More

Meet Jackie Taschereau

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA, Uncategorised

RoncyWorks Green Team Profiles Jackie Taschereau has been volunteering with RoncyWorks since 2011. She maintains the gardens at 233 and 223 Roncesvalles. Jackie often refers to her involvement with RoncyWorks as gardening in the “Public Realm” and for good reason. There are many lessons she’s learnt from maintaining a sidewalk garden, including how the physical design of the bed impacts … Read More

Meet Abby Bushby

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA

RoncyWorks Green Team Profiles To mark Garden Days 2018, the Roncesvalles Village BIA is showcasing the dedicated community members who maintain our sidewalk gardens and beautify our vibrant street. Abby Bushby is the Chair the Friends of Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden organization and a volunteer gardener with Roncy Works. She maintains the Peace Garden located at the eastern corner of … Read More

Meet Mary Wiens

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA, Uncategorised

RoncyWorks Green Team Profiles In celebration of Garden Days 2018, the Roncesvalles Village BIA is showcasing the dedicated community members who maintain our sidewalk gardens and beautify our vibrant street. Mary Wiens has been a volunteer gardener with RoncyWorks since the community group was established in 2011. Mary helped launch RoncyWorks because “she was excited to continue involvement with other … Read More

Meet Karen Pivnick

Kevin KapendaBeautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA, Uncategorised

RoncyWorks Green Team Profiles In celebration of Garden Days 2018, the Roncesvalles Village BIA is showcasing the dedicated community members who maintain our sidewalk gardens and beautify our vibrant street. Karen Pivnick is volunteer gardener for Roncy Works and a resident of Roncesvalles Village for over 30 years. She maintains the garden bed at 413 Roncesvalles Ave, in front of … Read More

Garden Days on Roncy

Kevin Kapenda2018, Beautification, Community News, Greening, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Project, Roncesvalles Village BIA

While celebrating Garden Days 2018, the Roncesvalles Village BIA reflects on the importance of streetside gardens to our community and streetscape. Garden Days is Canada’s national celebration of gardening and its impact on communities across the country. Garden Days begins on Saturday June 16 and concludes on Sunday June 24. RoncyWorks, the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden, and the Roncesvalles Village … Read More

Can lessons from the St. Clair streetcar project be applied here?

Veronica F.ARCHIVE, Construction, Roncesvalles Village BIA, UncategorisedLeave a Comment

The TTC has just published “Getting it Right: Lessons from the St. Clair Streetcar for the Implementation of Transit City,” written by Les Kelman and Richard Soberman. The report details the missteps that led to delays and cost overruns with the St. Clair transit project. The Globe and Mail sums up the report’s conclusions nicely: “The price tag of the … Read More