Thank you to all that have attended Roncy Rocks! A huge thanks to everyone who made it a rockin’ good day on Roncesvalles: our merchants, artists, musicians, entertainers, staff, volunteers, and, of course, our sponsors:
Absolute Tent and Event Rentals, Howard Park Residences, Chander Chaddah, Sweetpea’s, Pollocks Home Hardware, Barque Smokehouse, Roncesvalles Dental Office, Roncy’s Bean, Mike Tech, Phila Optical, RL Sound, The Chocolateria, Revue Cinema, Art Gallery of Ontario, First National Real Estate, SOHO Art and Framing, Thai Chef Cuisine, Sweet Thrills, Envoy and High Park Wallpaper and Paints.
This year’s Roncesvalles Polish Festival was record-breaking success in every way! A longer route, more stages, more music, and the largest crowds we’ve ever seen on Roncesvalles Avenue made this past weekend a great time on Roncy!
We were pleased this year to have St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Copernicus Lodge as charity partners for the Polish Festival.
Thank you to everyone who made this great event possible: our Festival patron, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, festival sponsors, staff, volunteers, musicians, dancers and other entertainers, community partners, and of course, members of the Roncesvalles Village BIA, whose strong participation in the festival made all the difference!
For more photos, please visit polishfestival.ca.
|June 25, 2011 10:00 am||to||July 2, 2011 10:00 am|
If you missed the photo exhibit at High Park Library last November/December, and didn’t catch it at Genadier Restaurant in High Park or at High Park Club during Doors Open, then here’s another chance to see 134 fabulous photos of our neighbourhood from 1859 to 1949
Roncesvalles-High Park Historical Photo Exhibit
City Hall Rotunda, June 25 to July 2
134 Historical Photos of High Park, Sunnyside, St. Joe’s, High Park Curling Club, the Mineral Baths, upper Roncesvalles and the Toronto Forest School from the Toronto Archives, Toronto Public Library and many other sources
Just a few of the photos:
Chinese Boy Scout Troop, High Park 1919
Installing tracks at Queen & Roncy, 1920s
Revue Cinema, 1935
Finalists, first Miss Toronto contest, 1926
For further information, contact Michael Craig, Chair, Roncy Historical Photo Project (416) 533-3830 — c. (416) 723-5691
On June 18, Roncesvalles came alive with art and music! Thank you to all musicians, artists, organizers and volunteers for pulling off a great day on Roncy!
|May 15, 2010|
|9:00 am||to||3:00 pm|
I’m happy to announce that RAYS 2010 will be taking place on Saturday May 15.
I hope you will take part again and will tell all your friends about this great neighbourhood-wide event, organized by the RMRA, HPRA and SCA.
If you have any questions, would like to register for RAYS 2010, and/or would like to help out with the promotion of RAYS, then please do not hesitate to contact Chris Lobo at .
Nearly 70 houses are participating in this year’s Roncesvalles Area Yard Sale! The sale takes place Saturday May 23, 2009 from 9am-3pm (rain date: May 24, 2009). This event is brought to you by the Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association in conjunction with the High Park Residents’ Association and the Sunnyside Community Association.
A map of participating streets and homes has been posted.
Participants have been asked to donate 10% of their sales to the Wabash Community Centre/Sorauren Park Fieldhouse.
Join Roncesvalles residents Mary Weins, Philip Stern, Tonya Surman and the BIA’s own John Bowker on a Jane Jacobs-inspired walk through the Roncesvalles neighbourhood … from the trim eastern borders of High Park to the overwrought rococo of Macdonell Avenue’s grandest homes. Be transported by the fare in our old-world delicatessens and visit the cafés that have made Toronto a world-leader in the Fair Trade coffee movement. Share the sights and stories of Roncesvalles!
Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs and her grassroots approach to city-building, these walks put people in touch with their environment and with each other, bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Toronto will host over 90 walking tours this year, and many more are taking place across North America. For more information on Jane’s Walk, please click here.
Meeting Place: The Katyn Monument- south along King St, just below Queen St. and Roncesvalles Av.
Tour guide(s): Tonya Surman, Mary Weins, Philip Stern and John Bowker
End Location: Queen St. W.
Public Transit Directions: 504 King St. or 501 Queen St. streetcars to the corner of Queen and Roncesvalles. Grafton is one street north of Queen.
We are excited by the possibility of a Polish Film Festival as a part of this year’s Roncesvalles Polish Festival.
Early meetings between the Revue Cinema, the RVBIA and local filmmaker Marta Ogonek have been extremely promising, and we can look forward to a showcase of great Polish film at the Revue in September.
Santa returned to the Revue Cinema this past weekend, and kids of all ages got the chance to see their photos with Santa on the big screen courtesy of the Revue’s terrific digital projector!
The RVBIA thanks the Revue, volunteers from the Revue Film Society, Tenzin Dorjee, digital photographer extraordinaire from Impact Photography, all the kids and parents, and of course, Santa!
Santa and Święty Mikołaj arrived on Roncesvalles Avenue a bit after noon Saturday December 6th. They travelled in style on a fire truck from Station 345, and spent time handing out candy to the assembled kids before moving into the library for a kids with Santa photo shoot. Musical entertainment was provided by Andy Kruk and “Let The Good Times Roll.”
Remember to pick up your photos from Elektra Photos, 285 Roncesvalles Ave. after Monday December 15th.
Shoppers on Roncesvalles were treated to holiday carols courtesy of our Victorian carolling duet and carollers from High Park Baptist Church.
Remember that Santa will have another photo session at the Revue Cinema on Saturday December 13th between 11:00 and 1:00 p.m. See yourself on the big screen with Santa!
Santa will visit one more time, on Saturday December 20th, going up and down Roncesvalles to spread holiday cheer to our village.