Follow the links below for some valuable information for the merchants and commercial property owners of our BIA:
Sidewalk Cafe Harmonization Report
A report recommending a harmonized Bylaw for sidewalk cafes and marketing displays will be considered by the Economic and Community Development Committee on March 6.
The meeting will take place at City Hall, in Committee Room 1, starting at 9:30a.m. The report is available for review from the following website:
2019 Facade and Property Improvement Grant Program
The 2019 Commercial-Industrial Façade and Property Improvement Grant Program application form is now available on the City of Toronto's website.
Applications for the 2019 Commercial – Industrial Façade and Property Improvement grant program are now being accepted. Subject to funding availability, applications will be accepted until Thursday May 2, 2019 or when funds are expended, whichever comes first.
This cost-share program provides funding to commercial and industrial property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building façades. The eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.
What are the benefits?
Improving the appearance of your building’s façade shows that you care about your property. In addition, your neighbourhood streetscape is improved. This provides a more welcoming environment to work, shop and live.
For full details please follow this link: https://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/business-operation-growth/business-improvement-areas/bia-financial-incentives/commercial-facade-improvement/SUMMERLICIOUS 2019
Summerlicious 2019 is fast approaching and the application submission deadline for full-service restaurants interested in participating in the event is February 15, 2019.
Summerlicious (& Winterlicious) participation is based on a two-part process:
1. an application submission to determine a restaurant's eligibility and price point category for participation; and
2. a registration by eligible restaurants (i.e. those having completed step 1) to secure a spot in each session of the program.
Participation criteria, application process information and the application form can be found at www.toronto.ca/liciousDID YOU KNOW?
90% of the visitors to our website check out our online directory first. Please check your listing for accuracy and call or email our office with any changes you want. We'll update your listing when we receive the information.
Free Marketing Assistance from Ryerson's Ted Rogers School of Management.
The Ted Rogers School of Management is reaching out to small & medium sized business owners interested in being "clients" for student "consultants" starting in January. T Students will delve into your business and build a marketing plan for you
Interested business owners can contact Ryerson directly as shown below:
Dr. Kathryn Newton, BSc, MBA, MSc, DBA
Assistant Professor, Marketing
Ted Rogers School of Management
DIGITAL MAIN STREET A free digital "how to" guide to help you grow your business
The Digital Transformation Grant program is now live and available to BIA member businesses. Eligible businesses can apply for a grant of $2,500 to implement digital transformation within their business.
Please follow the links below for FAQs, application process etc.
Digital Transformation Grant Overview
Grant Promotional Toolkit for Members
For even more information go to www.digitalmainstreet.ca/digital-transformation-grant
Statistics Canada helps businesses by raising awareness of the importance and use of census data tools. Because there is a wealth of information available online, it can be hard to find the right data so they created a video that provides information on the different ways that businesses can use census data and shows how easy it is to do so.
Click here for video Click here for other Stats Can Products
Links for Business Owners;
BIA's . . . Small Business, big impact
Enterprise Toronto Seminars for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
Ontario Business Program Guide
Toronto’s Sewers Bylaw & Greasetrap Information
Contact numbers for problems on the street
SIGN BYLAW UPDATES
Submitting a Sign Application
Find out which forms, documents, and drawings are required to submit an application.
General Sign Inquiries
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about signs in Toronto.
Review the fees associated with each type of sign application
Sign Complaints and Compliments
Find out how to make a complaint about a sign or service
links to valuable resources for Business Owners
The Ontario Business Program Guide
Renew Your Business License and Apply for an A-Frame Sign Permit Online
A-Frame Sign Application & General Information
58th Annual Book Sale at Fairlawn Avenue United Church
Thursday, April 25th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, April 26th 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 27th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fairlawn Avenue United Church
28 Fairlawn Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 1S7416-480-6848