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January, 2019

BIAs in the News

Bloor West Village, Clear Blue Technologies Illuminates Toronto's Bloor Street, Canadian Business Journal
Bloor-Yorkville, Cannabis retail comes to the Mink Mile, Retail Insider
Bloor-Yorkville, Chef Mark McEwan opens impressive Bloor-Yorkville 'grocerant' grocery store, Retail Insider
Bloor-Yorkville, Leslieville, Mount Dennis, Weston Village, 5 Toronto neighbourhoods on the rise in 2019, blogTO
Bloorcourt Village, The Rosina Shopkeeper's Project recognizes contributions of immigrants, Toronto.com
Cabbagetown, Financial District, Korea Town, Roncesvalles Village, 7 underrated shopping destinations in Toronto, Style Democracy
Chinatown, 5 ways to celebrate the Year of the Pig this Chinese New Year in Toronto, Toronto.com
Financial District, Toronto can't build office towers fast enough, The Globe and Mail
Liberty Village, Timber construction progressing for 80 Atlantic office building, Urban Toronto
York-Eglinton, Metrolinx abandons plans for Bathurst Street closure following criticism, CP24

Relevant to BIAs in Toronto...

BIA Innovation Fund:  Downtown Yonge's Collaborative Approach to Community Engagement.  Read full article.

Ontario Tourism Strategy

Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is developing a strategy to strengthen tourism and attract more visitors to Ontario. Share your feedback through an on-line survey.  Deadline: February 28, 2019.

Design of Public Spaces Standard (DoPS)

Ontario's Design of Public Spaces (DoPS) was created to make it easier for everyone - people with disabilities, seniors and families - to use public spaces. To learn more about DoPS visit Canadian Urban Institute's new AllAccess Toolkit.

Sidewalk Cafés & Marketing Displays

The City of Toronto has proposed changes to the current bylaws for sidewalk cafés & marketing displays, including updated fees, as well as new options and standards (for example, curbside cafés and parklet cafés). Click here for more information or to provide feedback.

Noise By-law Review

The City of Toronto is reviewing the Noise Bylaw and wants to hear from you! The review aims to introduce updates that reflect our growing and vibrant city, while enhancing the noise standards that protect the residents of Toronto. For more information on the Noise Bylaw Review click here.

Council and Standing Committee Items

Upcoming

  • Sidewalk Cafes & Marketing Displays Consultation - January 31, 2019, City Hall Committee Room 4, 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Noise By-law Consultations - Construction Noise - February 5, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm, CSI Regent Park Lounge, 585 Dundas St. E., General Noise - February 6, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm, The Garage, 720 Bathurst St.
  • BIA Week 2019 - March 25-29, 2019, City Hall Rotunda
  • BIA Week Luncheon - March 27, 2019, 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) Conference (Register Here) - March 31-April 3, 2019, Ottawa
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