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October, 2018

BIAs in the News

Bloor West Village, Marlborough’s has found a way to beat Amazon at its own game, Digital Main Street
Bloor-Yorkville, Comparing Toronto's Luxury Retail Areas and Offerings to Chicago, Retail Insider
Downtown Yonge, With council to be slashed, could resident community boards be an effective alternative?, City News
Liberty Village, Toronto development creates new high street fit for King, The Globe and Mail
Queen Street West, Toronto stays up late for Nuit Blanche, City News
Yonge and St. Clair, Yonge and St. Clair to See Retail Transformation, Retail Insider

Relevant to BIAs in Toronto...

BIA Innovation Fund

The deadline to apply for the BIA Innovation Fund has been extended.
Deadline: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 4:30 PM
Apply Now

Digital Transformation Grant

The new Digital Main Street - Digital Transformation Grant is now live.  The program provides grant funding to main street businesses across Ontario in the amount of $2,500 to implement digital transformation within their business.

Toronto BIAs take home three IDA Downtown Achievement Awards

The International Downtown Assocation (IDA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Downtown Achievement Awards:
  • Financial District BIA, Bloordale Village BIA, TABIA and City of Toronto won an Award of Excellence for Raising BIA Awareness: #BIAweek Twitter Chat;
  • Roncesvalles Village BIAFriends of Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden, and City of Toronto won an Award of Excellence for the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden; and
  • The Waterfront BIA won a Certificate of Merit for their Clean Streets Team.
View other winners and complete project summaries here.

Weston TAP 2.0

The Urban Land Institute through the Weston Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) brought together experts in planning, economic and community development, and design to develop a vision for the Weston community.  View a copy of the report here.

TABIA Award Nominations Now Open

To view the categories and nominate your own BIA or another BIA for a 2019 TABIA Award click here.  Nominations must be submitted by November 6, 2018.

Save Energy and Grow Your Business

Saving money on energy bills can allow business owners to put more into growing their business.  Contact Enbridge Gas Distribution today to find out about financial incentives and free services to help you reduce your energy costs.


  • November 6, 2018, 4:30PM - BIA Innovation Fund Stream 2 Deadline - Apply here
  • November 6, 2018 - Deadline for Nominations - TABIA Awards - Submit a nomination
  • November 13, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM - Beer and Taxes - Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond St. W. - Get tickets here
  • November 20, 2018, 2:00PM - TABIA City Interdepartmental Committee Meeting - City Hall, Committee Room #4
  • December 4, 2018, 6:00-10:00PM - TABIA Awards Night - Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W. - RSVP
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