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February, 2019

BIAs in the News

Bloor-Yorkville, It looks like Toronto's first brick-and-mortar pot shop will open in Yorkville, CBC News
Corso Italia, A photo taken on Toronto’s Corso Italia 49 years ago became a family legend, Toronto Star
Queen Street West, Queen St. businesses mixed on possibility of pot shop, City News
Toronto Entertainment District, King Street West grows up, National Post
The Waterfront, Delaying Waterfront LRT would cost billions in lost tax revenue, productivity: BIA report, Toronto Star
York-Eglinton, Toronto council may help small businesses hurt by LRT construction,

Relevant to BIAs in Toronto...

BIA Innovation Fund:  The Eglinton Way's blueprint for offsetting the effect of construction.  Read full article.

Facade Program Launch

Applications are now being accepted for the Commercial-Industrial Facade and Property Improvement Program.  Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Application Deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2019 or while funds last.

Mural and Street Art Program

BIAs are eligible for up to $5,000 for murals or other street art projects in commercial or industrial areas through the Outdoor Mural & Street Art ProgramApplication Deadline: Thursday, March 28, 2019.

IDA Downtown Achievement Awards

The International Downtown Association (IDA) is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Downtown Achievement Awards.  The application process closes Friday, March 22, 2019.  Winners will be announced in October.
Broadview Danforth BIA (formerly The Danforth) launches new BIA name and logo.

Council and Standing Committee Items


  • BIA Metrics Report Survey Deadline - March 7, 2019
  • Interdepartmental Meeting - March 19, 2019, Committee Room 4, City Hall
  • 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
  • Mural and Street Art Program Deadline (Apply Here) - March 28, 2019
  • Interdepartmental Meeting - April 16, 2019, Committee Room 4, City Hall
  • Facade Program Application Deadline (Apply Here) - May 2, 2019
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