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"30 years of Working Together
to Build A Better Community"

 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 7:30 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.

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 Recent Activities and Accomplishments 

Leading the campaign to have a new Community Recreation Centre built adjacent to Sorauren Park on Wabash Avenue. Site remediation is underway and plans are being formulated for its development. For more information and regular updates, go to www.buildwabashnow.org;

Spearheading the Western Toronto RailPath initiative to convert old railway lines into a green belt - for pedestrians and cyclists - running through our neighbourhood and into the downtown core of the city;

Community input into the traffic and parking issues through a neighbourhood committee struck to assess and make recommendations;

Participation in the Parkdale Conflict Resolution Process and the Parkdale Housing Committee addressing the issues of affordable housing, illegal bachelorettes, and rooming houses. The RMRA is also linked to the Parkdale Community Watch;

Tracking proposals for residential and commercial developments through the planning department and makes representation or calls for community meetings when necessary;

Led the development of an Area Residents' Association (ARA) where residents' associations in Ward 14 meet to exchange developments and co-ordinate activities;

Support for the Sorauren Park Revitalization initiative;

Hosting of Town Hall Meetings with our local City Councillor, Member of Provincial Parliament, and Member of Parliament;

Sponsoring of Parkdale-High Park All Candidates Meetings for the Municipal, Provincial, and Federal elections;

Promotion of responsible alcohol use by opposing, in coalition with other neighbourhood groups, restaurants and bars that abuse their liquor licence; and,

Support of the strategic plan campaigns being undertaken by the City of Toronto and working to incorporate them into our community:

  • Campaign to Make Housing Happen
    Housing options that are affordable, permanent, appropriate, decent and safe
  • Campaign for Next Generation Transportation
    A transportation system that reduces auto dependency and moves people and goods efficiently
  • Campaign for a Dynamic Downtown
    A Downtown that supports and celebrates the dynamic business and cultural heart of the city
  • Campaign to Green Toronto
    A healthy natural environment that is evident through a network of green spaces and clean air, water and soils
  • Campaign for Beautiful Places
    An abundance of beautiful places both man-made and natural throughout the city

 Contact Information 

For further information or to contact the RMRA, visit their web site at: www.rmra-to.org

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