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 13 and September 14 in Roncesvalles town.
Go to this great festival and don’t lose the opportunity to learn more about Polish culture, its music, its people and its delicious food.