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November, 2018

BIAs in the News

Bloor Annex, Bloor Annex BIA announces parkettes, streetscape improvements, Urban Toronto
Bloor West Village, There's more to Runnymede than Bloor West Village, Toronto Star
Chinatown, Chinatown feeling pains of ‘early transition’ to gentrification, historian says, Toronto Star
Downtown Yonge, Neighbours still concerned about Toronto's first legal supervised drug-use site, The Globe and Mail
Liberty Village, Toronto's new shelter plan just a short-term solution to homelessness, advocates say, CBC News
Mount Dennis, Mount Dennis BIA seeking artisans for holiday pop-up store,

Relevant to BIAs in Toronto...

IDA Master Talks

The Master Talks from the 64th Annual Conference & Tradeshow of the International Downtown Association are now available on IDA's YouTube channel.  Ranging from 6 to 20 minutes, these keynotes from industry experts explore leadership, innovation, retail, storytelling, and more.

The Blue Room

The College Promenade BIA's three 'Blue Room' parkettes are now complete. Have a look at the photo gallery or find out more about the project at the BIA's web site.

Heritage Toronto Awards

Jason Lee, Chair of the Korea Town BIA, was winner of the Volunteer Service Award at the 44th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards, for his commitment as a tour leader and advocate for the Korean-Canadian community.  Congratulations Jason!
Bloor-Yorkville BIA Year in Review: 2018
Financial District BIA: Six Years of Raising the Standard

TABIA Awards Night

The 8th Annual TABIA Awards Night takes place on Tuesday, December 4th. Each BIA is invited to bring two guests at no cost. Additional guests are welcome at a cost of $50 per person. All guests receive a complimentary drink ticket and buffet dinner. Please RSVP by Friday, November 30th.

Celebrate Ontario 2019 Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the Celebrate Ontario 2019 Grant. Celebrate Ontario supports new and existing festivals and events that support communities and attract tourism. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Heritage Toronto Tours

Apply to host a Heritage Toronto Tour in your neighbourhood. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2018. More information is available here.

The Life-Sized City on TVO

At the heart of every city is its citizens. In this six-part series, urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores the anatomy and vibrancy of the modern metropolis, highlighting pockets of life-sized goodness in cities around the world. Watch here.
It’s Always Better to be Prepared: While most power outages don’t last long, a little preparation can help you stay safe and minimize inconvenience. Make sure everyone knows exactly what to do in an emergency - Make an Emergency Plan.
  1. Print and keep a copy of our Emergency Preparedness Guide
  2. Make a 72-hour emergency kit
  3. Update your emergency contact numbers
  4. Set a meeting place, in case you need to evacuate
  5. Review our tips on how to keep safe
Understand what equipment you have and how to protect it, e.g. hot water radiators, water pipes, etc.

Council and Standing Committee Items

Note: Striking Committee will consider the Schedule of Council and Committee meetings for 2019 on December 12, 2018.


  • December 1, 2018 - Tourism Toronto 2019 Tour Program Application Deadline - apply here.
  • December 4, 2018, 6:00-10:00PM - TABIA Awards Night - Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W. - RSVP
  • January 9, 2019, 5:00PM - Celebrate Ontario Application Deadline - apply here.
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