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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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“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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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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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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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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