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December, 2018

BIAs in the News

Chinatown, Old theatre in Toronto's Chinatown to reopen as food and entertainment venue, blogTO
Downtown Yonge, Ryerson Makes the Case for a Downtown Yonge Street Revival, Urban Toronto
Mount Dennis, Former Toronto chief planner leading action plan for Mount Dennis,
Mount Dennis, Holiday pop-up store opens in Toronto's Mount Dennis neighbourhood,
Queen Street West, Public Wi-Fi coming to Queen West next spring, CBC News
Queen Street West, Free public Wi-Fi coming to all of Queen West, blogTO

Relevant to BIAs in Toronto...

Laneway Activation

With support from the BIA Innovation Fund, The Laneway Project has published a How-To Guide for BIAs and other community organizations to revitalize local laneways. The guide was published as part of the Light Up The Laneways Project, a partnership of the Bloordale Village and Ossington Avenue BIAs.

Canada Summer Jobs 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the Canada Summer Jobs 2019. Employers are eligible to receive a wage subsidy of up to 50% of the cost to hire an individual between the ages of 15 and 30. Applications are due by January 25, 2019.

TABIA Awards Night Photos

Thank you to all who attended the 8th Annual TABIA Awards Night on December 4th. Congratulations to those BIAs who received an award!
Photos from the event can be found here.


Cannabis Retail Store Regulations

Enterprise Toronto has created an information sheet to address inquiries concerning cannabis retail store regulation, licensing and links.

Council and Standing Committee Items


  • January 15, 2019 - Community Councils to consider BIA Board Member Appointment Reports
  • January 16, 2019 - Economic and Community Development Committee to consider BIA Board Member Appointments for BIAs that overlap Community Council boundaries
  • January 25, 2019 - Canada Summer Jobs 2019 Application Deadline - apply here.
  • March 25-29, 2019 - BIA Week 2019 - Details to follow.
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