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06 April 2007 @ 09:17 am
So, I am looking for a Sushi Roller, a la:

in the area?
28 February 2007 @ 04:05 pm
has anyone ever gone to the nestle factory off dundas west? can you go for tours/is there a gift shop or anything? i can't find any info on the web.


(x-posted to parkdale)
13 January 2007 @ 09:24 pm
A cheese shop has opened on Roncesvalles, called Thin Blue Line. Nothing up on their site yet, but I've been in a few times now and totally recommend it.

I expected snooty service (as I've heard you get at La Fromagerie on College), but this wasn't the case at all.  The owners were friendly, funny, patient (it gets quite crowded) and wrote hilarious copy on the little signs stuck into the cheeses.

As well, they have a large selection of organic and vegetarian cheeses. As a vegetarian, it's hard to find unusual cheese that doesn't have rennet, pepsin or lipase in it.

One of their main suppliers is Monforte Dairy near Stratford. I didn't know it when I bought the cheese, but the dairy gives 10% of their income to Médécins sans Fronitères/Doctors without Borders!

Great cheese, great fun, and a great cause.
feeling ::: calmcalm
13 May 2006 @ 03:38 pm
So, I just went to an open house on Marion Street, which is three-four blocks north of Queen on Roncesvalles. The place was huge. It used to be a four dwelling house. The owners (Asian, by the name on the magazine they left hanging around) bought the place two years ago. They completely renovated it. Took out the partitions blocking the separate dwellings to turn it into a one-family home. They installed a gas fireplace, tore down the walls of the mud room that leads onto the huge garden, and turned it into a $60,000 non-IKEA/Home Depot kitchen.

The place is going for over $700K.

And here I was thinking that Roncesvalles was the up and coming area. The real estate agent said it was - 7 years ago. Wow, that's quick. Apparently, you can't even find a place under $500K in Parkdale. Fuck!

She suggested Leslieville for just-starting-out people like me. Anybody have any experience in that area? What's it like?
feeling ::: curiouscurious
07 May 2006 @ 11:08 am
Does anybody know wtf the parade that just went down Roncie was? There seemed to be veterans and some variant of Boy Scouts involved, and then they went into the Catholic church at Roncie & Garden.
04 April 2006 @ 02:43 pm
Hello peoples of the best neighbourhood in Toronto.

Two things:

1) I need some suggestions as to what we should have in the interests list. Also links to put in the sidebar, stuff that's useful for the community.

2) I think we should all get together and have a beer or seven. I can't do this immediately--the wallet's a bit thin these days, but a new job is changing that. So I was thinking sometime around mid-May. This will also help ensure it's good patio weather! I suggest the Freshwood Grill, because I love the food. If you haven't been there yet, GO! Try the portobello pizza, or the BBQ pork sandwich. Or the burger. It's like they compressed an entire cow into the size of a (big) hamburger. It's good stuff. I'll stop rambling now.

3) Alright, three things. Sue me. Let other people know about this community. Don't spam! Spam is teh_bad! But if you know any LJ'ers in the area, let them know about this place.

4) Argh, dammit, four things. This is getting Pythonesque. Any community events/activities that you see ads for, apartments for rent, even job postings... drop 'em here. Even if you're not interested in it, someone else might be. I'll be putting one up later, once I get my lazy butt out of my apartment so I can check the details on the poster downstairs.

5) There is no fifth thing.
02 April 2006 @ 05:03 pm
Welcome to the Roncevalles community. Post something, why don't you?