Saturday, 04 February 2017 14:20
As you know from my recent emails your BIA Board of Directors and I have been lobbying against the City's proposed Patio Fees increase. There was quite a substantial amount of media coverage on this issue this week as well. Attached please find a letter that both Councilor Fletcher and Councilor Fragedakis have sent to the appropriate people at City Hall expressing their concerns and their call for revisions on this matter.
Monday, 30 January 2017 09:42
Regarding the earlier notice about a public meeting to discuss proposed higher fees for use of patio space or marketing space, the City of Toronto will be making presentation materials available online. The project website ( will be updated to include this presentation. This will allow stakeholders who are unable to attend to watch the meeting in real time (ie live) or at a time that is more convenient to them. Presentation materials and any handouts will also be posted…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 12:53
This is to advise that the 2017 Commercial Façade Improvement Grant application form is now available on the city's website. The deadline for submission is Thursday May 18, 2017 or when all of the funds have been committed. Last year all of the funds were committed by May 6th. Here is the link to the program details and application form. For those who are interested it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.
Thursday, 19 January 2017 12:34
We wish to bring the following meeting to your attention as it will affect any business that has patio or marketing display space on public property (sidewalk). The city is proposing a significant rise in fees. Details are below: Sidewalk Cafes and Marketing Displays Review The City is harmonizing boulevard cafe and marketing bylaws. What's happening The City is conducting a review of sidewalk café and marketing display fees as part of the bylaw harmonization. Join us for a discussion…
Sunday, 15 January 2017 17:45
Winterlicious & Summerlicious participation is based on a two-part process: an application submission to determine a restaurant's eligibility and price point category for participation; and 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 Restaurants must review the eligibility criteria, application submission and registration processes prior to submitting an application for Summerlicious 2017 or…
Thursday, 01 December 2016 16:54
Please be advised that there will be no subway service this weekend - Dec. 3 & 4th - from Pape to St. George. This is the last closure for this year. There will be no parking on Danforth ONLY at the shuttle bus stops; otherwise parking will be permitted on Danforth. Attached is the full notice from the TTC.

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