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Upcoming Meetings:

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

Notes from our 2013-2014 meetings can be found on the General Meetings and Committees page


‘Tis the Season’ – time to get into the holiday spirit! 

RMRA Christmas Carolling

Join the RMRA Executive in a Carol Sing-Along…

on Friday Dec 12, 2014 –we’ll be meeting in front of the High Park Library at 6:30 pm

We plan to move south along Roncesvalles and stop at another 3 or 4 places to share some cheer with our neighbours on Roncesvalles.
Children singers are welcome too!
Song sheets will be provided.
Dress warm, bring your best shower voice and maybe a flashlight to help see your song sheet.

Come out to enjoy the music of the season and our community camaraderie.



A community meeting date has now been set for the 383 development proposal:
Monday February 11, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Fern Avenue PS

View the Toronto Planning Staff preliminary report and background information at:  http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-54043.pdf


On Monday, September 10th, 2012, Gord Perks hosted a pre-application community meeting regarding a proposed development for 383 Soraruen Ave.
"While we are still at the very preliminary stages of the process, I had asked developers to meet with the community prior to their mandated meeting to gain insight into the area and hear residents concerns.  Please find attached the initial notice, meeting minutes taken by my staff, and the first working presentation from the developers" (from Gord's Blog).

383 Sorauren Community Meeting Notice
383 Sorauren Community Presentation Sept 10 2012
Meeting Minutes 383 Sorauren Ave Pre Application Community Meeting

Finally, Inside Toronto has an article about the meeting and the large group of engaged residents who came out at:  http://www.zuza.com/news-story/1310182-community-brings-concerns-over-development-to-meeting/#.UFCA9LT5qLo.twitter


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

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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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