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Roncesvalles-High Park

Roncesvalles transit lanes.
Roncesvalles transit lanes.
Roncesvalles is where Toronto's Polish community represents and is the transition between eclectic Parkdale and solidly middle class High Park. Along this north-south street one can find a statue of Pope John Paul II (he visited Roncesvalles on his 1984 trip), bars serving Polish beer and one of Toronto's most beloved art house cinema's, The Revue. The adjacent leafy Edwardian neighbourhood stretches west to High Park, the massive green lung of Toronto (to paraphrase landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted) with paths and trails that invite you to get lost in them and forget, for a bit, that you're surrounded by five million people.

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