An annual photographic fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), SNAP lights up the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, at the Toronto Reference Library, on March 30, 2017. Now in its 15th year, this glittering, gala evening encompasses a photo competition, along with a Live and Silent Auction of art. Among the entrees, for […]
Each Winter and Summer, the BIA staff treat themselves, by partaking in a Winterlicious and Summerlicious lunch, trying out a new Yorkville venue each time. As a small group, we love to take the lunch hour to see what our participating BIA restaurants have to offer. We’re only four of the 5.6 million who have […]
A long time part of the Bloor-Yorkville streetscape are the distinctive, decorative blue lampposts, which are owned by the BIA. Unfortunately, on occasion, lampposts are damaged or destroyed by trucks and other vehicles. The cost of replacing a lamppost ranges from $16,000 to $21,000, which is a cost to the BIA, if we cannot source the party who did the damage.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR WAGES IS AVAILABLE! The 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) application period for employers is now open. Apply before Friday, February 3, 2017! Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer […]
It may not have the glamour of the Oscars, but we won! Early in December, the Toronto Area Business Improvement Association (TABIA) held the 6th annual Awards Night. The evening dinner and ceremony recognizes and awards many of Toronto’s 82 BIAs for their efforts to improve their communities throughout the year. Thirty-seven awards were handed […]
Changes to the retail footprint of Bloor-Yorkville are in the works, and we are excited to see the new openings and relocations, which will happen over the next few years. Eataly – 55 Bloor Street West – The Manulife Centre Spanning 50,000 square feet, over three levels, Eataly is a major coup for the neighbourhood. […]
It’s that time of year again. A New Year brings on new healthy resolutions. If becoming more fit is on your agenda for 2017 with a boot-camp, group or private sessions or getting into a workout routine, Bloor-Yorkville is the place to be for fitness! Check out our local fitness hot-spots. Articulate Bodies – 750 […]
Many of our fantastic Bloor-Yorkville venues are hosting special dinners and parties….a great way to ring in 2017!
As the holiday season shifts into full swing, Canadian Blood Services is reminding donors and potential donors across the country of the importance of booking an appointment to give blood right away. The winter months come with the added challenges inclement weather creates. As donors in many areas contend with poor weather, it’s even more […]
FEBRUARY 25th & 26th – Celebrate winter in the heart of the city at Bloor-Yorkville’s 12th Annual Icefest! On Saturday, February 25th, Bloor-Yorkville invites Toronto to watch professional ice carvers face off in the 17th Annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition in the Village of Yorkville Park and to stroll through the neighbourhood, where they will […]