Items of Interest

West End Food Co-op’s is hosting a launch event this Monday, November 2nd from 7 – 9pm at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West).

They will have good music, local food, old and new friends and lots of news and information about Ontario’s newest food co-operative. WEFCOntario, and one of the few non-profit co-ops.

They are planning to open a store by 2011 in the heart of Toronto’s west end, offering food as local as possible, community food programming and a place to change the food system in our own backyards. They welcome members from all of the stakeholder groups: producers, workers, eaters and our community partners.

They have big plans: a warm space, great food as local as possible, community cooking, processing and working. is one of the only multi-stakeholder co-ops in

Come join us to hear more about how we are making this exciting vision become reality

Flyer attached:bond_launch_press_release_1.pdf

4CATS (Four Villages & Committed Action Team for Seniors)

invites seniors and their caregivers to join us for an Open House

Friday November 13 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

See attached flyer for more information:4cats-open-house.pdf

Message from the Roncesvalles Village BIA

Parking Returns To Roncesvalles, And So Should You!

Since mid-July, Roncesvalles Avenue has been under construction.

Even though this has been a challenging time for our community, we’re

eagerly anticipating the completion of this phase of the construction

and the beautification of Roncesvalles next year.

Even though construction is not quite over—there will be some work

continuing into winter—much of the street is back to normal, and in

fact, almost every part of the street has parking or is close to


Your best approach to Roncesvalles is still from the south. There is

always northbound through traffic. There is also on-street parking

almost everywhere from Queen up to Grenadier, making now a great time

to come back to your favourite shops, services and restaurants.

There is some heavy construction still at the north end, but this is

quickly finishing up, and besides, there’s lots of nearby parking in

the north end.

Many people have yet to discover that the Howard Public School

parking lot (with 44 spots, just west of Roncesvalles on Howard Park

Avenue) is a public pay parking lot after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and

all day on weekends, making it a perfect spot to park to get to shops

in north Ronces, to catch a movie at the Revue, or have dinner and see

a band at any number of north end eateries.

And don’t forget the Green P parking lot where Roncesvalles and

Dundas meet. Go south on Dundas just past the Starbucks to get to this

lot. From there it’s just a few steps to Roncesvalles‘ north end, with

great shops and amenities like The Little Hair Shop, Mari Cla Ro,

Homebake Pizza and the Centre For Well Being.

All of us in Roncesvalles Village are looking forward to seeing you

soon! Visit for more.

Management Advisory Service is organizing a day-long Networking Forum coming up on November 26.

Please see attached Notice for more information:mas-effective-networking-forum.pdf