The Bloor-Yorkville BIA launched the innovative Bloor-Yorkville Travel Rebate program In September, and several BIA members are taking advantage of the program. The BIA extends this program to all BIA Members, and you could still get involved!
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 […]
The Bloor-Yorkville area has long been home to some of the world’s leading luxury brands and designers. Adding to this list is Carrera y Carrera, a Spanish jeweller, founded in 1885, who has opened its first North American location in Toronto, located on Old York Lane (Unit 6, 138 Cumberland Street). With the ongoing redesign […]
TABIA (Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas) presented the Bloor-Yorkville BIA with an award for the redesign of Yorkville Avenue. Special recognition also went to Christena Chruszez, Bob Saunderson, Robert Kennedy, David Homer, Sam Kolber, Doug Jure, Scott Harris, and Ron Palmer for serving over 10 years on the BYBIA Board! Congrats to everyone for […]
Celebrate winter with Bloor-Yorkville, at the 11th Annual Icefest, taking place on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21. Inspired by Heart Month and the Valentine’s Day season, this year’s “Expressions of Love” theme will transform the neighbourhood into a magical showcase of 20,000 lbs. of crystal clear ice, sculpted into iconic expressions of amour. […]