Celebrating 50 years of Connecting People & Place

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  In 1967, a proliferation of shopping malls were springing up on the outskirts of the city. With less shopping traffic, this resulted in vacancies and some neighbourhood Main Streets began to look run down. Out of frustration and a desire to improve the appeal of the street, Alex Ling, along with other shop owners from Bloor Street West, approached … Read More

Anti-Racism and Social Justice Committee Formation

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In recognition of our responsibility to actively foster inclusion and diversity, we have begun forming a Anti-Racism and Social Justice Committee. We are committed to working together to establish and implement changes that will make a meaningful impact in our community. Systemic racism exists within our society and our community is not exempt. We hope to create a committee of … Read More

Request for Proposal for Branding and Design Services

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We are pleased to invite Proposals for Branding and Design Services for the Roncesvalles Village BIA. Please see the Branding Brief for Designers for guidelines & Request for Proposal. Should you have any questions, please review our timelines and contact us by the end of the day on July 29th (contact info is provided on the above documents) . Proposals … Read More

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?

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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!

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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

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

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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

Stay awesome, Roncesvalles!

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More than a month after heavy machinery rolled onto Roncesvalles, our community seems to be taking the disruption in stride. While plenty of grumbles are heard in local coffee shops, the fact that these grumblings are actually taking place in the coffee shops suggests that the noise and rubble (and the occasional mental image of a giant fireball of death) are not … Read More

Public Realm to lead Roncesvalles redesign, hosting public meeting Sept. 21

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Councillor Gord Perks has announced that the City’s Public Realm Section is leading the detailed design phase of  the Roncesvalles Streetscape Improvement Project. The project leader will be Elyse Parker, the heavy-hitting director of the Public Realm Section, within the City’s Transportation Division. Ms. Parker’s appointment is fantastic news for Roncesvalles.  Before becoming director of Public Realm, she was Project … Read More