Tag Archives: Roncy

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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Develop, develop – just not too much!

In my imagination I’ve been conjuring up a giant urban planner, completely objective, who decides on exactly where and how development takes place in Toronto.  Being fair, of course, she distributes residential development more or less evenly throughout the city. … 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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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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Four years later….

I could sum up Roncy in more or less the same words I used in March 2008.   But not with the same feelings.  The details are similar, but the meaning and shades and tones have changed…. There is a qualitative difference … Continue reading

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