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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 May 30, 2017 at the Fern Ave P.S. auditorium from 7-9 pm

Dear Friends and Neighbours:

The Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents Association (RMRA), is in jeopardy of discontinuing and we're asking for your help to save your community organization. 
Earlier this month, the members of the Executive Committee met to discuss possible solutions to salvaging the RMRA, a community organization that has been in existence since 1973.  Over the years, the RMRA has pushed for a number of important needs within our community including the creation of the Charles G. Williams and Sorauren park playgrounds, all of the working groups associated with major building development and the many issues that our various Councillors have brought to the RMRA for advice. We would really like to continue to represent the needs of our community but unfortunately, we no longer have the volunteer support to do so. 
Given how diverse our neighbourhood has become and considering that many of us frequent other parts of Ward 14 (re: Junction, Parkdale, West Bend), we are proposing that the RMRA amalgamate with the other local community organizations in Ward 14 to become "one" united voice representing the needs of all Ward 14 residents.
This issue of amalgamation will be the focus of our upcoming community meeting at the end of this month. Please join us on Tuesday, May 30th from 7:00 to 9:00 in the gymnasium at Fern Public School. We would like to know if you support this initiative.

Please make an effort to come out and cast your vote. The survival of our community organization depends on it.
Thanks very much. 
The RMRA Executive



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

Meeting Tuesday May 30, 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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