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About the neighbourhood:
The area has changed drastically over the last 10 years, with many Eastern European business owners leaving the neighbourhood. But the influx of new shops and different restaurants over the last several years, mixed with a few Polish staples, is part of the reason Partyka and her husband moved to Roncesvalles a year ago.
Wondering how to spend your time in Roncy? Here is helpful guide!
RONCESVALLES VILLAGE is home to some of Toronto's most vibrant shopping and dining districts. The once-strong Polish flavour has been largely replaced by Roncesvalles Avenue's quaint organic cafés, Thai restaurants, toy shops and greengrocers on every corner. 21 new businesses have opened in the last year. It is also within walking distance of Toronto's waterfront parks, the Western Beaches and Boardwalk.
After WWII, the Roncesvalles area was transformed by the arrival of many European newcomers that included a large number of Poles. The Roncesvalles Village shopping district north of Queen St. is the cultural centre of Toronto's Polish community. (Although considered to be a prominently Polish community, the last 50 years has seen many ethnic groups settle in the area.) An afternoon stroll through this area will take you past eating establishments specializing in traditional cuisine: sausages, hand-made pierogies, sauerkraut, cabbage rolls and hearty soups like the delicious beet-based borscht, perfect for a cool day. There are many outstanding food markets, delis and restaurants along this route. Fun, community-based cultural events take place frequently, such as the Roncesvalles Village Polish Festival, a weekend event held every September.
For another vibrant commercial shopping area, Queen Street/Roncesvalles is ever-changing and full of interesting stores. There are many new restaurants and specialty stores. There is The Chocolateria, where just about anything you can imagine is dipped in chocolate. Roncy is the hottest new strip for gourmet chef's opening up a new place. The Westerly, The Ace, Barque, Hopgood's Foodliner to name just a few. Coffee shops are sprinkled along the strip so you can pop into The Roncy Bean for some gelato or sit at Timothy's or Starbucks and watch the action. Scout is a gift shop that has beautiful Canadian-made jewellery and gifts cards. And of course we can't forget about our furry friends! My Doggy's Daycare for daycare and grooming. Fetch is a great store for leashes, food and bowls etc. as well or grooming.
High Park, with its 399 acres of parkland including picnic areas, flower gardens, High Park Zoo, an outdoor amphitheatre that has Shakespeare in the Park, sports facilities and Grenadier pond. The Grenadier Cafe is a great meeting place for everyone to grab a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner while visiting the park.
Sorauren Park is the main outdoor community meeting place, with many gatherings for dog lovers as well as the famous post-Halloween jack o' lantern display. Sorauren Farmer's Market every Monday in the summer/fall from 3:00-7:00. The recreational paths along the waterfront are easily accessible. Additonal nearby parks include Charles G. Williams Park at Sorauren & Wabash.
All the neighbours bring out their carvings and you can stroll among the hundreds beautifully lit works of art.
The Pumpkin parade was in jeopardy in 2012 with the City refusing to pick up the 1000's of left over pumpkins in the park - thankfully they reversed their decision and now have a plan to go ahead!
SUPPORT SORAUREN PARK TOWN SQUARE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN!
Dear Julie and Team,Thanks very much for your generous donation to the Sorauren Park Town Square campaign! We've added your names to the online donor wall.
"Purchase a Paver" and help build a new Town Square in Sorauren Park. All donations receive a tax deductible receipt. Your name will be recognized on the Sorauren Park website and on the donor wall in the Fieldhouse. The new community "Purchase a Paver" campaign is based on the successful Fieldhouse "Buy a Brick" campaign. The Julie Kinnear Team has happily donated. Support in our local neighbourhoods are so important to the community and to our team! Visit local retailers for a donation form or visit SoraurenPark.com to donate.
There are four community centres serving the area: The 30 year old residents' association has plans to transform a former linseed factory on the edge of Sorauren Park into another rec centre.
- Keele Community Recreation Centre, 182 Glenlake
- Parkdale Community Recreation Centre, 75 Lansdowne
- Masaryk/Cowan Community Recreation Centre, 220 Cowan
- Sorauren Field House N/E corner of Sorauren and Wabash Ave.
as well as two public libraries; one at 1303 Queen St. West and one at 228 Roncesvalles. Local public schools include:
Junior and Senior
- Parkdale Collegiate Institute (People are noticing & buying in Parkdale because Parkdale Collegiate now has an Ivy Program!)
- Bishop Morrocco / Thomas Merton
- École Secondaire Toronto Ouest
Seperate School Board
- St. Vincent de Paul Separate School
- École Élémentaire Dundas West
The Revue Cinema has occupied its Roncesvalles Avenue location since 1912, and until June, 2006, never closed its doors. That gave it the distinction of being one of the oldest continuously running movie theatres in the country. The Revue, which was part of the Festival Cinemas group, had been owned by Etobicoke resident, accountant and film buff Peter McQuillan. He passed away in 2004 and his children decided to sell The Revue after continuing to operate it and two other theatres–the Royal and the Kingsway–for almost two years. They closed The Revue on June 30, 2006. The Revue Film Society, formed by residents and cinephiles upset that their much-loved cinema was closing, raised close to $130,000 to support a rescue effort. In 2007, the community-based organization negotiated a lease for The Revue with local residents Danny and Letty Mullin, who bought the property from the McQuillans. In August, 2007, the lease was put into effect and an army of volunteers scrubbed, fixed plaster, painted and scraped gum from under the seats. Neighbourhood sign maker Lee Newman crafted Revue Cinema letters to mount where the marquee had been. New carpets were also installed. Many supplies were donated by local businesses, such as paint from High Park Paint and Wallpaper.
Streetcar service on Roncesvalles, Queen, King, and Dundas connect you to the downtown subway stations or to stations on the Bloor-Danforth line. According to streetcar enthusiasts, Roncesvalles Ave. is a great place to ride a streetcar. "The stops are far enough apart to allow for some speed and the street is very lively and full of character. In 1995 the TTC celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Roncesvalles Division, the oldest in the history of the TTC. Roncesvalles Village is just minutes from downtown by car. There is direct access to both the Gardiner and Lake Shore Boulevard.
- The Local - 396 Roncesvalles Avenue - craft beer and live music
- The Dizzy - 305 Roncesvalles Avenue - sports pub
- Fetch - 367 Roncesvalles Avenue – natural & organic pet foods & treats
- Roncesvalles Animal Hospital - 18 Roncesvalles Avenue
- Ecotique - 191 Roncesvalles Avenue - local gift shop
- Sobey's - 199 Roncesvalles Avenue - grocery store
- Rowe Farms - 105 Roncesvalles Avenue - branch of a popular marketplace chain
Visit this great website to get more information on the businesses in Roncesvalles.