Tree planting along Roncesvalles Avenue will be complete this week and members of the Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) gathered on May 27 to survey the new foliage.

Tony Cauch, chair of the BIA, encourages people from the neighbourhood and beyond to do the same. Cauch is strongly encouraging people to come to Roncesvalles Village to see the improvements along Roncesvalles Avenue and to visit businesses there.

Around 85 trees have been planted, as part of a major reconstruction of the street, as well as about 20 on the west side of the street in private yards.

The BIA will undertake the care and maintenance of all trees and planting beds and are asking residents and visitors to the area not to lock bikes to the new trees.

After numerous delays in the reconstruction of Roncesvalles Avenue the street is now open to two-way traffic as the project nears completion. Buses will start running both ways on Roncesvalles on June 11. Currently there is three hours of free parking on street. Erin Hatfield, Inside June 3,2011

Roncesvalles trees. Tony Cauch chair of the BIA, Gord Perks City Councillor for Ward 14, John Bowker Chair of the Beautification Committee, Len McAuley Chair of the Business Continuity Committee and Andrew Chomentowski, Chair of Marketing and Promotions Committee gathered among the new trees recently planted on Roncesvalles Avenue in the city’s west end. Staff photo/ ERIN HATFIELD