Wall of Welcome – Roncesvalles United Church

Roncesvalles VillageCommunity News, Murals, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles

We’re so pleased to extend this invitation on behalf of the Roncesvalles United Church. The first of it’s kind in Canada!  For those of you who are familiar with the vibrant mural located at the corner of Garden and Roncesvalles Avenue, this beautiful endeavour was designed and painted by the same talented artist, Philip Cote. Featuring a talk by renowned … Read More

Commemorative Bench – Solarski Pharmacy

Roncesvalles VillageCommunity News, COVID19, Our Roncesvalles

The Roncesvalles Village BIA was honoured to support the Solarski family in their efforts to establish a commemorative bench in memory of Joseph Solarski (1925-2020).  Long time Roncesvalles residents will remember the Solarski Pharmacy, located at 149 Roncesvalles Ave, serving the Polish Community and Roncesvalles Village for 65 years.  Please join us in thanking the Solarski family for funding this … Read More

Tree Lighting and Caroling at the Roncesvalles United Church

Roncesvalles VillageEvents, Holidays, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA

The Roncesvalles United Church held their annual Tree Lighting last weekend and the neighbourhood came out to enjoy the festive spirit and the wonderful sounds of the West End Community Choir.  RVBIA Chair David Neinstein was invited to announce the countdown to the lighting of the tree. Hosted by: Anne Hines & the Roncesvalles United Church Performance by: the West … Read More

Roncesvalles Village Patios – Fall 2021

Roncesvalles VillageOur Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles

Fall is here and the temperature is cooling, but you can still dine al fresco on several patios on Roncesvalles – many of which have heaters! We’ve created a new map for patios available for outdoor dining, grabbing a pint or snack; many of which have heaters. Some things to keep in mind: There may be changes in the availability … Read More

John Wakulat – Founding Chair of the RVBIA

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It is with heavy hearts the Roncesvalles Village BIA Board shares the news of the recent passing of ​​John Wakulat, founding Chair of the Roncesvalles Village BIA.   Long time Roncesvalles Village residents and business owners will remember John as former owner of Pollocks Home Hardware, family man and enthusiastic champion of local small businesses.   John is also remembered fondly for … Read More

Roncesvalles Village Day Trips

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WestTO Day Trips [Image Description] Roncesvalles Village Day Trips Whether you’re visiting Roncesvalles Village or you are a local interested in more ways to enjoy the neighbourhood, you’re all invited to spend a day (trip) or two on Roncy! Visit the Village within a city, perfect for a day-trip for shoppers and foodies alike.  Nestled between High Park to the … Read More

Local Roncy Hero

Roncesvalles VillageEvents, Our Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles, Roncesvalles Village BIA

Hi Roncy! You may have received a piece of mail from the Roncesvalles Village BIA recently telling you about our newest campaign to find our #LocalRoncyHeroes.   It begins on National Superheroes Day – and we hope you’ll join in! There is a fun cut-out mask included on that direct mail piece AND you can download and print more masks below. … Read More

Modified Grey Zone – March 20

Roncesvalles VillageCOVID19, Our Roncesvalles

UPDATE:  Emergency Brake in effect April 3rd has paused opening of patios.  Please refer to the most recent post for up-to-date info on Provincial safety mandates for businesses. On Friday, March 19th, the Ontario government announced changes to the Grey-Lockdown take effect. While indoor dining is prohibited for areas in the Grey-Lockdown level of the Framework, outdoor dining is permitted for Grey-Lockdown … Read More

CafeTO 2021 on Roncy

Roncesvalles VillageOur Roncesvalles, Special Events

The warmer weather is slowly approaching,  and with it comes more time outside and…CafeTO back on Roncesvalles! The City of Toronto recently approved an expanded CafeTO for 2021 based on the success of the program in 2020.  On behalf of the RVBIA, Hypitch Marketing will be managing the CafeTO program for our members on Roncesvalles. For Members (Roncesvalles Business Owners), … Read More

Places to Shop, Eat, Play and Thrive on Roncy

Roncesvalles VillageOur Neighbourhood, Our Roncesvalles

The winter months can be dreary, cold and grey.  Now more that ever, we are all missing spending time with family and friends and of course visiting our favourite spots (and staff!) on Roncesvalles. So be it Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl Sunday, or just wanting to let those you love know you’re thinking of them, while we can’t be together, … Read More