Roncy Reduces

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Borders are Parkside Drive (W), Bloor Street West (N), Lansdowne (E), Queen St. W. (S)
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Our 
Story

Roncy Reduces started in January 2019 and we meet on a monthly basis in one of our members homes or in the park (during the pandemic on zoom, of course). We have 20 neighbours on our group list, 9 of them are active, many (but not all) are Roncesvalles moms. By the end of 2019 we had over 70 BYO stickers placed on the storefronts of Roncesvalles businesses.

 

We have organized a sold-out film & speaker event at the Revue Cinema (The Green Bin Project), school workshops, a school poster and film contest, a neighbourhood downsize-your-bin challenge, shoreline and street cleanups, and have tabled at the Sorauren Farmers’ Market, Roncesvalles United Church Flea and Holiday Markets, Roncy Rocks, Parkdale Seedy Saturday and more. Since 2020 we have partnered with Roncy Pickup Dinner for the monthly takeout dinner to be offered in deposit & return containers.

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Photo credit: Chris Cabral

Roncy's BYO Business Community

Look for our sticker in the window of the following businesses

Covid-19 update: Please remember to ask the businesses if they are currently accepting reusable containers. During these challenging times our local businesses are working hard and their BYO policies may have temporarily changed.

AM Bagel

53 Roncesvalles Ave.

Bagel & coffee shop (Yes, you can BYO cup during the pandemic)

Barque

299 Roncesvalles Ave.

Smoked Meats (Yes to BYO during the pandemic)

Chocolateria

361 Roncesvalles Ave.

Chocolate shop (No BYO during the pandemic)

Coffee and All That Jazz

72 Howard Park Ave.

Coffee shop (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

Eat BKK

414 Roncesvalles Ave.

Thai food (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

Evergreen Natural Foods

161 Roncesvalles Ave.

Health Food Store with large bulk section (deposit/return milk bottles; NO to BYO during the pandemic.)

Green Field Grocery Store

484 Roncesvalles Ave.

Groceries (Yes to BYO during the pandemic.)

Kim Natural Foods

219 Roncesvalles Ave.

Health food store with large bulk section (Yes to BYO during the pandemic)

Mabel's Bakery and Specialty Foods

323 Roncesvalles Ave.

Artisanal breads and prepared meals (NO to BYO during the pandemic)

McDonalds

10 The Queensway

Yes, you can BYO coffee cup for drip coffee!

Reunion Island Coffee

385 Roncesvalles Ave.

Coffee shop (No BYO during pandemic.)

Round the Horn

331 Roncesvalles Ave.

Ontario craft beer plus hotdogs, nachos, bbq and more (Yes, you can BYO here during pandemic)

Shadi Shawarma

167 Roncesvalles Ave.

Mediterranean (shawarma, kebab, falafel and more) Yes, you can BYO during the pandemic here.

Starbucks Coffee

2201 Dundas St. W.

Coffee shop (Yes to BYO during the pandemic.)

TDotJerk

26 Roncesvalles Ave.

Jamaican cuisine (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

The Goods

279 Roncesvalles Ave.

Vegan, organic restaurant (Yes, you can BYO during the pandemic.)

The Mercantile

297 Roncesvalles Ave.

Gourmet food and gifts (NO BYO during the pandemic)

Village Juicery

99 Roncesvalles Ave.

Fresh, organic, plant-based beverages and juices (Deposit/return bottles only, no BYO during pandemic.)

Alimentari

325 Roncesvalles Ave.

Italian grocery store & prepared food (return/deposit sauce jars; but no BYO during pandemic)

Cafe Tibet, Bar and Grill

390 Roncesvalles Ave.

Tibetan and international (due to pandemic currently no BYO)

Cider House

391 Roncesvalles Ave.

local ciders and beers and a variety of comfort food (due to pandemic currently no BYO)

De La Mer Fish Market

291 Roncesvalles Ave.

fresh, organic, sustainable fish (Yes to BYO your container during the pandemic.)

Ecotique

191 Roncesvalles Ave.

Eco friendly gifts and goods, refill station for soaps and detergents (YES to BYO during pandemic)

Extra Butter Coffee

283 Roncesvalles Ave.

Coffee shop (Yes to BYO during the pandemic.)

Hot Oven Bakery

177 Roncesvalles Ave.

Gourmet baked goods (NO BYO during the pandemic.)

Lebanon Express

327 Roncesvalles Ave.

Middle Eastern (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

Maple Produce

225 Roncesvalles Ave.

Fruit & vegetables (YES to BYO during the pandemic.)

Pollocks Home Hardware

349 Roncesvalles Ave.

Family owned hardware store (NO to BYO during the pandemic)

Roncesvalles Dental Care

349 Roncesvalles Ave.

Terracycle drop off box for old toothbrushes and tooth paste tubes (NO drop off during the pandemic)

Rowe Farms

105 Roncesvalles Ave.

Sustainable meat from local, conscientious farms (YES to BYO during the pandemic)

Sobeys

349 Roncesvalles Ave.

Grocery store (YES to BYO produce bags during the pandemic)

Sunrise Grill & Crepe

417 Roncesvalles Ave.

Hot breakfast & lunch to go (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

Tealish

367 Roncesvalles Ave.

Loose Tea Leaf Shop (NO BYO during the pandemic)

The Local

396 Roncesvalles Ave.

Local beer and pub food (roast, fish & chips, burgers and more)

Thin Blue Line Cheese

93 Roncesvalles Ave.

Artisan cheese from Quebec and Ontario (YES to BYO for cheese, deposit & return for olive oil)

Atlantis Coffee Co

1605 Queen St. W.

Coffee shop (Yes to BYO during the pandemic.)

Cherry Bomb

79 Roncesvalles Ave.

Coffee shop (BYO is currently on pause here due to the pandemic.)

Cinco Mexican Restaurant

131 Roncesvalles Ave.

Tacos, Mexican-spiced chicken and more (Yes to BYO during pandemic)

Dil Se

335 Roncesvalles Ave.

Indian Restaurant & Bar (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic)

Ed's Real Scoop

189 Roncesvalles Ave.

Ice cream (currently no BYO due to pandemic)

Fantail Coffee

333 Roncesvalles Ave.

Coffee shop (BYO currently on pause due to the pandemic.)

Kami Sushi

153 Roncesvalles Ave.

Sushi (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic)

Lit Espresso Bar

221 Roncesvalles Ave.

Coffee shop (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

Master Supermarket

329 Roncesvalles Ave.

Produce store (YES to BYO during the pandemic)

Polonez

195 Roncesvalles Ave.

Polish Cuisine (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

Roncesvalles Fruit Village

147 Roncesvalles Ave.

Produce store (YES to BYO during the pandemic)

Sangria Lounge

145 Roncesvalles Ave.

Wraps, sandwiches, salads and more (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

Stamp’s Lane

371 Roncesvalles Ave.

Casual east coast eatery with changing menu of seafood dishes (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic)

Sushi on Roncy

293 Roncesvalles Ave.

Sushi (Yes, you can BYO here during the pandemic.)

The Dizzy

305 Roncesvalles Ave.

Grill & pub food (BYO currently on pause during the pandemic)

The Meat Department

121 Roncesvalles Ave.

Butcher supporting local, sustainable, farming communities (YES to BYO during the pandemic)

Tim Hortons Coffee

175 Roncesvalles Ave.

No BYO during the pandemic.