Roncesvalles Polish Festival

Hi Everybody,

Did you know Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world? Well, in order to give you more details about our multicultural city and as LSC/EC Toronto promised before, we are going to continue talking about our neighbourhoods and their cultures.

Our next neighbourhood is Roncesvalles and its Polish festival, which will take place this weekend.

2. Roncesvalles

Roncesvalles is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, located around Roncesvalles Avenue, south of Bloor St and east of High Park, the largest park in Toronto. Roncesvalles was a farm owned by John Howard, but in 1873 he decided to donate a large parcel of land to the city of Toronto.

In the first half of the 20th century, the place was mostly populated by people from England, but in the post-World War II era a large number of Polish immigrants settled in the area.

Nowadays, the area is known as the cultural centre of Toronto’s Polish community and every year holds the Polish festival, which will take place this year on September 15 and September 16 in Roncesvalles town.

Come to this great festival and don’t lose the opportunity to learn more about Polish culture, its music, its people and its delicious food.

For more information about the Roncesvalles area, go to its web page:

http://polishfestival.ca/

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