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smably

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Surprised there's no Roncy thread.

I'll start the thread off by noting that construction is underway on the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden in the triangle in front of the Starbucks, previously featured on UT. It'll be a huge improvement for that intersection. The section of Dundas north to Bloor is just crying out for some beautification.

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Silly question but what are the boundaries of "Roncesvalles"?*

Everything between Roncesvalles and Sorauren is indesputably Roncy.

Sometimes it goes east to Macdonell or Lansdowne, sometimes even further east to the CNR even.

And then some say it includes the area west of Roncesvalles to Parkside Dr. too, but I think of that as High Park, a separate neighborhood, though obviously closely connected.

* Roncesvalles I'm pretty sure is an example of a realtors' term really catching on.
 
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I guess I never got an answer to my question posted nearly 3 years ago.

I'm not sure as to the exact boundaries myself, but "Roncesvalles" has been used as a neighbourhood name before real estate agents found it trendy. For instance, Polish Canadians have referred to the area as "Roncesvalles" for decades.
 

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Some exterior restoration work on a couple buildings at Roncy & Howard Park:

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This building on Dundas W just south of Bloor W has been boarded up for months now:

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New store exterior for Macklem's on Dundas & Roncy:

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The building at the SW corner of Roncy & Howard Park is going for an additional floor:

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Work being done on a building on the east side of it:

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Some various other infill along Roncy:

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Restoration work at the NW corner of Dundas W & Boustead:

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Progress on the building along Roncy just south of Howard Park:

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Jimmy's Coffee has opened up at the NE section of Roncy of Dundas W & Roncy. The unit was previously occupied by Mean Bao.

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Wow, Mean Bao is already gone...

I used to go to their Grange foodcourt location once a while when having to go into the office downtown. Their Bathurst & Queen spot is still around from my understanding. Wonder if the lower pedestrian traffic here lead to their downfall, along with pandemic impacts.
 
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