Category Archives: Roncesvalles

Zoning?! Time to get serious…

Well, I expected tonight’s RMRA* meeting to be a potential ‘barn burner’.  Rumour had it that the city was trying to re-zone Roncesvalles Avenue in a way that would allow for more development, possibly more commercial and retail businesses on … Continue reading

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Roncesvalles Avenue at Sunrise…

As I strolled down the avenue this morning in the quiet street-sounds, with the long shadows of sunrise and the steadily increasing birdsong, I was reminded of how I once loved the highrise canyons of New York city or Montreal – … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY = INCLUSION

People in mental or emotional distress need human nurturing and other kinds of personal support, yet often end up isolated.  This can conceivably slow any potential healing process and make things worse for both the person and the community. But … Continue reading

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Gentrification – the downside

This neighbourhood, as with most urban neighbourhoods in the western world, has of course been impacted by the immigration waves that sweep through. Urban, because of access:   Most immigrants on arrival have not been wealthy, and need to access services … Continue reading

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The wildflowers among us

I’m sitting in my favourite café with my laptop, on a moist gentle-rain kind of day, and the sound of a car horn takes my attention out to the street.  A young man  is racing down the road on one … Continue reading

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Roncesvalles Village ‘renewed’…

Well, here we are, “living the life” – a Roncesvalles Village that no one can deny is trendy, beautiful, and fun.     For those who love to talk about urban neighbourhoods, there is much to discuss: It is now possible to obtain … Continue reading

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Roncy now…

Roncy did get its liquor store, and the local fans did save The Revue – without a $300,000-sign.   I’ve been so impressed by their heroic efforts, that I recently decided to take some ‘supportive’ action and actually see a movie … Continue reading

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