Roncesvalles Village’s premiere florist and landscaper, Sweetpea’s (163 Roncesvalles Avenue, (416) 537-3700, sweetpeablooms.ca), garnered a great deal of attention with their marvelous installation at this year’s Canada Blooms.
Their award-winning display, entitled “The Rebirth of Roncy”, paid tribute to our neighbourhood. Sweetpea’s Sara Jameson created a display that incorporated different elements of Roncesvalles’ recent past and present. Construction barrels and hard hats referenced the long period of construction that our neighbourhood endured. The TTC stop sign was a nod to our beloved streetcars, and colourfully-painted bike rings echoed the bike rings on our street. Books were built into garden walls to represent our library, film reels for the Revue Cinema, and elements of Granowska’s facade paid tribute to that iconic Polish institution, which recently closed after four decades of brightening our street.
The Roncesvalles Village BIA was pleased and honoured to be able to lend a hand to Sara and her team by sourcing some of these elements. The BIA thanks her and her incredible staff for their hard work and unflagging dedication to our community.
Roncesvalles Village is a nominee in the “Great Places In Canada” contest done every year by the Canadian Institute of Planners. You can vote daily until February 29 2012 to put Roncy over the top!