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April, 2019

BIAs in the News

The Beach, Toronto's Beach Village BIA launches campaign to bolster community's retail outlook amid challenges, Retail Insider
Chinatown, Project Blue Hog: Toronto cops build bridges in Chinatown, Toronto Sun
Downtown Yonge, Will retro neon signs make a comeback? Toronto collectors hope so, CBC News
Lakeshore Village, Etobicoke's Lakeshore Village BIA hopes to transform vacant storefronts,
Liberty Village, NAIOP to honour founders of York Heritage Properties with Icon Award, Toronto Storeys
Riverside District, Riverside community creates small town feel with wine & beer festival, Toronto Observer
Wexford Heights, PlazaPOPS in Scarborough tries 'eye-catching' design to boost business,

Relevant to BIAs in Toronto...

BIA Innovation Fund: Yonge and St. Clair BIA's Clicks to Bricks uses e-commerce to fill the gaps. Read full article.

Retail Main Streets Study

The Toronto BIA Office has launched a study of the current state and future of Toronto's retail main streets to identify potential policies and programs to support small and independent businesses. Have your say!
Complete the RESIDENTS Survey Now
Complete the BUSINESS Survey Now

Employment Services - St. Stephen's Community House

St. Stephen's Community House partners with local businesses and organizations, including BIAs, to help with staffing and HR needs. St. Stephen's ETC can help your business access financial incentives, wage subsidy, and other value added services. Speak to a Job Developer today.

Facade Improvement Program

Last chance to apply for the 2019 Commercial-Industrial Facade and Property Improvement ProgramApplication Deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Innovation Fund Stream 3

Funding is still available through the BIA Innovation Fund. Deadline for Applications: Thursday, May 9, 2019. Apply today.
Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) Awards

Congratulations to Church-Wellesley Village BIA who won an OBIAA award for their Revitalization During Development submission; and
Downtown Yonge BIA who won for their Safe & Inclusive Streets Strategy.

The awards were announced a the recent OBIAA Conference in Ottawa.

Council and Standing Committee Items


  • Facade Program Application Deadline (Apply Here) - May 2, 2019
  • Beyond Gross: 2019 Laneway Summit, hosted by The Laneway Project (Purchase Tickets) - May 7, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm
  • BIA Innovation Fund Stream 3 Deadline (Apply Here) - May 9, 2019
  • Digital Main Street Forum (Register Here) - May 10, 2019
  • TABIA Annual General Meeting (RSVP) - May 14, 2019
  • Collision Toronto 2019 (Tickets), May 20-23, 2019
  • Interdepartmental Meeting, City Hall, Committee Room 4 - May 21, 2019
  • Deadline for 2018 BIA Audit Financial Statements - May 23, 2019
  • Deadline for 2020 BIA Capital Cost-Share Requests - June 3, 2019
  • Interdepartmental Meeting, City Hall, Committee Room 4 - June 18, 2019
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