Councillor Gord Perks has just called us to confirm that the planned reconstruction of Roncesvalles will indeed take place in 2009. Work will likely begin in early spring after the thaw, and will continue through the summer. The Roncesvalles Village BIA is preparing a disruption plan to help businesses cope during the reconstruction.
Roncesvalles is Toronto’s little secret. Maybe this is the end of that low profile, but I couldn’t be happier. I just bought an income property on that street, and to see the area around me gentrify at the pace it is, as well as become a source of investment from the city really confirms that Roncesvalles surely must be one of the most blessed neighborhoods in the entire city.
5 minutes from the park, surrounded by small fun shops and services, Hospital around the corner, and 3 or 4 different subway and street car directions. Its like the center of the world. I can’t imagine buying anywhere else. Especially now with this confirmed street reno job, I’m glad I got in when I could. Its going to be very hard to find anything from now on.
Thanks for the contribution.
Here’s something the BIA might be interested in as the street re-design plans progress. It’s a resource for building bike-friendly streets and communities: http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/