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September, 2018

BIAs in the News

Dovercourt Village, A Dovercourt Village postal sorting station becomes a neighbourhood landmark, The Globe and Mail
Downtown Yonge, Drug injection sites causing concerns as Ontario reviews plans for more, CTV News
Downtown Yonge, On the second floor of a Shoppers Drug Mart, there's a shrine to Yonge Street's musical history, Toronto Star
Financial District, Toronto Expands $11M wayfinding project to help people find their way around, CBC News
Greektown on the Danforth, 'Nothing's going to stop us': Taste of the Danforth festival a mix of celebration and remembrance, Toronto Star
The Kingsway, TTC's July Metropass features the Kingsway BIA gateway mural, Sign Media
Mount Dennis, BIA seeks to improve Mount Dennis main street with streetscape plan,
Mount Dennis, Gallery City supports businesses impacted by transit construction,
Mount Dennis, Toronto's Mount Denis has a new eco-mural that depicts local wildlife,
Pape Village, Custom-made jackets make Pape look good, Toronto Observer
Parkdale Village, Is it Parkdale or Vegandale? Fight intensifies over neighbourhood's identity, Toronto Star
St. Clair Gardens, Mural for St. Clair Gardens celebrates diversity of the community,
St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, Feast of St. Lawrence comes to Front Street in Toronto,
York-Eglinton, York Eglinton mural incorporates areas history and culture,

Relevant to BIAs in Toronto...

BIA Innovation Fund

Seven Toronto BIAs have been awarded funding under the first stream of the BIA Innovation Fund. Keep an eye out for updates as we share stories on these exciting projects.
Stream 2 Funding is Available Apply Now.

Consultation on Single Use & Take Away Items

The City is seeking feedback on how to reduce single-use and takeaway items — such as coffee cups, plastic bags, take-out containers and plastic cutlery. Share your views by attending or watching the live webcast of the consultation or participating in a webinar and taking the survey.

Toronto 360 Wayfinding Project Gains Momentum

An expansion of the Toronto 360 Wayfinding project city-wide is helping people find their way and learn about the city. Planning for 2019 installations is now underway. For more information, please visit

BIA Metrics

The 2017 BIA Metrics Report provided valuable insight on the combined impact of Toronto's BIAs and a wealth of comparative data for individual BIAs. Data summaries for each BIA are now available. Interested BIAs should contact their advisor in the Toronto BIA Office for a copy.

Midtown Country Fair

Midtown Yonge BIA is bringing "the country" into the heart of the City with the very first Midtown Country Fair, October 13th, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Public Space Incubator

Two BIAs were amongst the 5 winning projects selected from 75 entries under the Park People Public Space IncubatorSt. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA and Wexford Heights BIA along with their partners will receive funding, mentorship and support.
Liberty Village BIA releases promotional video, "This is Liberty Village"
A membership in the International Downtown Association (IDA) provides a range of benefits to BIAs, their staff and volunteers. For more information on how to become a member click here.

Council and Standing Committee Decision Items


  • October 2, 2018, 6:00PM - Single-Use and Takeaway Items Consultation Event - BMO Education and Conference Centre, 60 Leonard Ave.
  • October 4, 2018, 2:00PM - Single-Use and Takeaway Items Webinar
  • October 16, 2018, 2:00PM - TABIA City Interdepartmental Committee Meeting - City Hall, Meeting Room B
  • October 22, 2018 - Municipal Election Day
  • November 20, 2018, 2:00PM - TABIA City Interdepartmental Committee Meeting - City Hall, Committee Room #4

On Monday, Toronto lost one of the founders of the BIA movement and a champion of BIAs not only in Toronto but internationally.
Our condolences to the family of Alex Ling.

Alex Ling, 1933-2018
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