Roncesvalles Village is a neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, conveniently located east of HighPark and north of LakeOntario. The intersection of Roncesvalles, Queen and King streets has long been a transportation hub of the city of Toronto. This area is well served with the Dundas West and Keele subway stations to the North at Bloor Street. The 501, 504, 505, 506, and 508 streetcars provide frequent service and the Keele bus provides service along Parkside Avenue to the lakefront. GO Transit also operates trains along the Lakeshore rail line.
Roncesvalles took its name from the battle in the Roncesvalles gorge in Spain in 1813. The Village's residential development can be dated mostly from the early 1900s, with mostly Polish occupants within this community. Roncesvalles also houses a major religious centre, the , along with large statues such as the statue of Pope John Paul II and two statues symbolizing World War II at the southern end of Roncesvalles.
Although Roncesvalles boasts a large amount of Polish citizens, this neighborhood is very diverse in culture. Different festivals are held every year with Roncesvalles Village Polish Festival leading in popularity. It is held every fall right on Roncesvalles Avenue .
Come take a stroll in this modern Village with us and experience first hand the unique culture that makes Roncesvalles a cozy place to live.