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June, 2019

BIAs in the News

The Beach, Empty storefronts still eyesore on Queen East year after rebate axed, Toronto Star
Bloor-Yorkville, The best wellness destinations in Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto Life
Bloor-Yorkville, Yorkville Exotic Car Show: what better way to spend Father's Day?, Toronto Star
Chinatown, What will become of Toronto's Chinatown? Activists worry gentrification will erase a unique piece of history, CBC News
Forest Hill Village, New public space in the heart of the Village, Forest Hill Village
Junction Gardens, Head to Toronto's Junction to celebrate summer solstice, The London Free Press
Little Italy, Celebrate all things Italian in beloved Toronto Neighbourhood, Kingston Whig Standard
Long Branch, Stop and smell the roses on the Long Branch Garden Tour in Etobicoke,
Riverside, Enjoy food, music, art at Riverside ArtWalk, Eats and Beats Streetfest,

Relevant to BIAs in Toronto...

BIA Innovation Fund: The Danforth Mosaic and the Beach Village collaborate to design a business recruitment strategy. Read full article.

$2,500 Digital Transformation Grant Still Available

The Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant Program is over 20% gone. Encourage your member businesses to take the course and receive $2,500 to implement digital tools and technologies!

Regal Heights Village Movies Under the Stars

Regal Heights Village will be hosting FREE movie nights under the stars in Santa Chiara Parkette (Northcliffe Blvd. and St. Clair Ave. W.) all summer long!
See details here.

City Helps Businesses Save Water... and Money

Industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-residential organizations can track their water use online – by day, week, month or year – and look for ways to save at

Scams Target Toronto Hydro Small Business Customers

Leading into the long weekend, Toronto Hydro has noted a growing number of scams targeting small business customers with calls threatening immediate disconnection. Learn how to identify and report fraud at
In April, DUKE Heights BIA successfully hosted a first-of-its-kind career exploration event, ‘DUKE Careers- Manufacturing Connections’, bringing together local businesses, industry professionals, employment service providers and job seekers in the DUKE Heights BIA.

Council and Standing Committee Items

Interdepartmental Presentations


  • Interdepartmental Meeting, September 17, 2019
  • International Downtown Association (IDA) Conference - Baltimore, MD, October 28-30, 2019
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