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Condos, condos everywhere…. or, suburbia?

Well, here we are once again reacting to another condo proposition in Roncesvalles Village.  Our city councillor (Gord Perks) hosted a neighbourhood meeting the other night, the purpose of which was to provide the developers (Mattamy Homes) with feedback from … Continue reading

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A little cognitive dissonance* in Roncy?

Sometimes I get the feeling there’s a little cognitive dissonance going on in the neighbourhood.  I suppose it’s almost predictable, since the ‘hood is full of caring people, and caring almost invariably leads eventually to a kind of inner conflict … Continue reading

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Love it? Support it.

Funny thing about businesses.  They’re a little like relationships.  Shops; restaurants; professional offices — there are a lot of them in Roncy, and a lot of good ones.  As in relationships – and voting – if we want a thriving … Continue reading

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“Roncy won’t be Roncy!”

Today at my favourite cafe:  yet another commiserating chat over morning coffee, as Katie and her Mom tell me about where they’ll be living.  Not in Roncy, at least.  Not any more. For years they lived in a two-bedroom, in … Continue reading

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The upside of gentrification…

For me, gentrification means that I am spoiled.  I really have no need to leave the neighbourhood as everything I could want is just a walk from home. There is my already mentioned favourite restaurant, The Blue Plate, where they … 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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