Better known as "Roncy", this fabulous hood isn’t called the country’s biggest baby hub for nothing! Just check out all the schools that are at capacity! Besides being a bastion for bouncing baby boys and girls, this fabled hood is a food lover’s paradise. Locavores get ready! With the numerous restaurants catering to many different tastes and the ever changing retail landscape it’s easy to see why the area has the kind of appeal it does. With a high walkscore of 91, Roncy is in walking distance to anything and all things wonderful. While not on the subway line, one can still catch the 504 streetcar northbound to Dundas West station. If you live north of Howard Park, your walk to the subway should be a short one! click TTC for area routes
To find out what businesses dot this famed corridor please click roncesvallesvillage.ca
I could provide you with the names of many great businesses but there are too many!! Come and discover places when you can!
The area hosts several festivals during the year, the two main festivals being the Roncy Rocks! Music & Arts Festival that has been successfully running for 4 years now in mid June. The second is the Roncesvalles Polish Festival that definitely gives the area a nod where it’s Polish heritage is concerned.
A Sorauren Avenue Farmer’s Market is also a nice alternative to the supermarket! It runs every Monday from 3-7pm from mid-May to October.
The area does have a decent LCBO finally located on the very northern border of the area, north of Howard Park Avenue and where Dundas and Roncesvalles converge located in a plaza with a huge supermarket.
The area is also known for it's live music venues namely Gate 403 and Hugh's Room. Rather than provide a bias version of the area’s history, here’s a link that some of you history buffs may appreciate. Check out Roncy History
This neighbourhood is quite special as it’s located next to High Park which houses a cute zoo Highparkzoo and also minutes to the lake depending how south you live off of Roncesvalles Avenue. Also nothing beats the Grenadier Restaurant with it's $2.99 breakfast, yes you read that correctly! Only Monday to Friday's 7-11am!
The housing stock is made up of detached, semi-detached, row homes as well as condos and lofts and units in small rental buildings. The remnants of Victorian and Edwardian era homes are pretty abundant and certainly a pleasure to admire.
Junior and Senior Public schools
- Howard Park Junior Public School
(French Immersion - from senior kindergarten)
30 Marmaduke St., Toronto, M6R 1T2
Principal: Mrs. Rosan Sardella
- École Élémentaire Dundas West
Avenue 55 Pelham, Toronto
Direction d'école: Mr. Roland Desloges
- High Park Gardens Montessori School
(JK to grade 8)
35 High Park Gdns., Toronto, M6R 1S8
Principal: Mr. Brent Lisowski
- Mary Mother of God
(JK to grade 10)
1515a Queen St. W., Toronto
Principal: Mr. Gordon Nixon