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Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at Fern Avenue Public School, 128 Fern Ave. (east of Roncesvalles), starting at 7 pm.

Upcoming Meeting:

Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the Fern Ave P.S. auditorium from 7-9 pm

Help  --  Help  --  Help

RMRA Members:
The RMRA has served our community since 1973.  We would like to continue our efforts on your behalf, however, during the past year we have had challenges filling positions on our Executive and attendance numbers for meetings have noticeably decreased.  We have 400+ on our mailing list, yet only 40- 50% of received emails are opened and read.

There are many community issues the RMRA would like to continue to represent you in on, including:

  • 421 Roncesvalles at Howard Park proposal
  • Roncesvalles Dundas study
  • West Queen West Heritage study
  • King Queen Roncesvalles Queensway TTC rework
  • 422-436 Roncesvalles (Turner Porter) proposal
  • Sorauren Park Community Centre
  • Activities at the Canadian National Exhibition

  If you value your community, please come to our April meeting to discuss the future of the RMRA, including:

  • How can we revive interest on our Executive and in our organisation?
  • How can we continue to address on-going issues in our community?

The RMRA will be meeting at Fern Avenue P.S. this coming Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 7:00- 9:00 pm to discuss these important issues.

We are going to have our Annual General meeting on Tuesday May 30.
Plan to come and enjoy strawberries with vanilla yogurt ice cream as an added treat.
We need more executive candidates to stand for being elected at the AGM.

Come to the meeting and volunteer to help improve our community!

Meeting Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the Fern Ave P.S. auditorium from 7-9 pm


The High Park Library had its 100th aniversary birthday party on Saturday October 1, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Attend the Heritage Toronto plaque unveiling ceremony at 1pm!

Architect & social historian Alec Keefer leads the Heritage Toronto
community walk "A Veritable Treasure Trove:
The High Park Neighbourhood" from 1:30 to 3:00pm!

See the 3D printer in action!

… and visit our Open House from 1:30 to 4:30pm!

High Park Library Birthday Oct 1, 2016


RMRA Carolling along Roncesvalles on December 12, 2014

Candid Photos (00 out of 13).


There is a new development proposal for 35 Wabash Ave.
The developer is holding a pre-application meeting to discuss the proposal with the community:
Thursday January 15, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 136 Sorauren (at Galley Ave)


Many people have been asking about the "now" annual Pumpkin Parade in Sorauren Park.
Below is a video interview (about 20 minutes long) with the Parade's creator, Colleen Kennedy.


The Clean Train Coalition is a group of citizens from Weston to Liberty Village who are concerned about Metrolinx’s proposed increase of rail traffic along the Georgetown Corridor.  Our main concern is the damage to people’s health that will likely occur if as many as 400 diesel trains a day travel this route, which is what Metrolinx is proposing for our neighbourhoods.  We support the use of trains for public transit and believe our community and the City as a whole would be served best by an expedited plan to electrify both commuter trains and the Union-Pearson link.

A visit to, www.cleantrain.ca or www.westoncommunitycoalition.ca will provide more detailed information about this issue and offer you the opportunity to get involved.


Volunteers needed!

We need help with everything from posting flyers, to making telephone calls, to serving on the executive. In particular, if you walk your dog or go for strolls in the neighbourhood and can post flyers for us on that route, please let us know. This month we need help with our annual flyer drop. Please call if you can spare even half an hour, it is appreciated. Many hands make light work.

Send us an email with your name and contact information to help.

The RMRA is a volunteer- run organization. Our volunteers do a variety of jobs, ranging from delivering flyers, putting up posters, staffing events, to planning and design. We bring a variety of expertise and experience to our tasks, united by our love for this neighbourhood, and our dedication to its’ healthy future. Without many hours of volunteer support, we would not be able to achieve a third of what we do each year.

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Who Are We?

The Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents' Association (RMRA) is made up of local residents committed to making our neighbourhood a better community in which to live, work, and play.

Established in 1973 and active ever since, the RMRA is non-political, non-partisan, and exists to promote the welfare of the community.

We want to give residents a forum and an opportunity to be involved with preserving and improving our neighbourhood's present characteristics as a liveable area. We want to promote good local government and consequently work with fellow residents to consider, recommend, and promote such by-laws and initiatives which are in the long-term interest of the community.

The RMRA is an incorporated non-profit organization, has a written constitution and By-Laws which govern its conduct. Financial updates are given to members at RMRA meetings and the Annual General Meeting. The RMRA membership list is for the use of RMRA business only and conforms to privacy legislation. The RMRA engages in correspondence with, and makes deputations to the city. The association also corresponds with provincial and federal governments, as required.

You are welcome to join us!

We meet 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Fern Public School (128 Fern Ave) from September to May (excluding December). The RMRA Annual General Meeting takes place at the January meeting, where the Executive Committee for that year is elected.

Annual membership fee: $10 per household ($5 for low-income).

The RMRA Executive meets monthly from August to May (except December). These meetings take place at executive members' homes and are open to the general membership of the RMRA. For times and locations, contact the RMRA Chair.

The area served by the RMRA is bounded by Roncesvalles, Lansdowne, Queen Street West, and Dundas Street West.

street car
2008 Pumpkin Parade

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