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?

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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

National Post: TTC to begin Downtown Relief Line study this fall

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Roncesvalles TTC riders may have a new subway option within the next decade. The National Post reports that the TTC will “seriously study” the long-proposed Downtown Relief Line (DRL) this fall. Under the proposal, the new subway line would likely begin at Dundas West station, travel underneath Roncesvalles/Dundas West towards Liberty Village. From there, it would travel east alongside Queen … Read More

Flushing Out the Truth: Roncesvalles needs a Living Sidewalk!

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Wastewater is the very definition of an unsexy subject, but the issue seems to be attracting more and more attention from environmental activists and regulators. The attention explains the urgent need for Roncesvalles Renewed’s proposed Living Sidewalk, which would transform Roncesvalles from a concrete funnel flushing stormwater down our combined sewers into a massive absorption pad, with healthy trees sucking … Read More