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How do you pronounce Roncesvalles?

Posted by Sabine Smith on

Global News Toronto reporter, Tom Hayes (@TomHayesNews), recently visited our lovely street to determine what is the proper way to pronounce Roncesvalles. He even paid a visit to the Old Country Shop - the oldest running business on the street - to ask Sabine how to say it (watch the video to see her answer!). Some will say 'Ronce-es-val-les' with both L's and the S, others say 'Ron-ces-vayle' without the 'S'; and still others like City Councillor for Ward 4 Parkdale-High Park, Gord Perks (@gordperks) prefer to diplomatically keep it simple and say 'Roncy'.  Regardless of how it's said, the simple fact we all can agree on...

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Watch the Old Country Shop short film by Roncesvalles area students!

Posted by Sabine Smith on

We had the pleasure of having the Old Country Shop filmed as part of a video series highlighting some of the most interesting businesses in Roncesvalles by students from Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre in conjunction with BackLane Studios. The video tells the story behind the store and its over 50 year old family based history spanning both the past, with current sister co-owners Karin and Helga, and potential future generation owner, and daughter, Sabine. Watch the video below:

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Roncy Life visits the Old Country Shop and shares our story with a video

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Up and coming community website Roncy Life recently visited the Old Country Shop and spent some time filming the unique history and feel of our store as well as speaking with sister co-owners Karin and Helga to learn more about the history of the shop and Roncesvalles overall.  Click to watch the video and read the article. Thank you Roncy Life!

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Happy New Year! Prosit Neujahr!

Posted by Sabine Smith on

Thanks to all our new and regular customers for a fabulous 2015!We wish you the best year yet in 2016!Happy New Year! Prosit Neujahr!           Back to Regular Store Hours for January 2016: Sunday – CLOSEDMonday – CLOSEDTuesday (Admin Day) – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm(if you see us, you're welcome to come in!)Wednesday – CLOSEDThursday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Of course our online store is always open and available for you too - shop now!  

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2015 Holiday Hours Start Today!

Posted by Sabine Smith on

We all know Christmas is just around the corner, and to better serve our customers we have extended our hours beginning today!  Visit our retail store located at 355 Roncesvalles Ave. to view our complete assortment of items and exclusive collections. Starting November 29th, 2015 our Holiday Store Hours are: Sunday – 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmMonday – CLOSEDTuesday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Of course our online store is always open and available for you too - shop now!

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