Category Archives: social change

Alternative Grounds is 17!

Happy birthday, Alternative Grounds and Linda – its wondrous proprietor.   She is handing out delicious cake made by Sweets From the Earth, and incredibly, the cake is  moist and truly delicious,  even to yours truly, a non vegan. The … Continue reading

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Rainbow for Roncy…

The issue of gentrification of Roncesvalles Village does plague me somewhat, and here I am again reflecting on it. Friday night as I dined at my favourite window table in the Blue Plate, I could see a rainbow.  No, this … Continue reading

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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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The ‘new world’ in Roncy

In my favourite café, I am daily surrounded by signs of the new world. This new world is represented partly by ‘smart phones’, partly by open laptops, and partly by the sheer number of people dropping in for coffee – … Continue reading

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