The Broadview Danforth BIA Board

Steven Biasutti, The Danforth Music Hall & SideBar

Fiona Boylan, Cobs Bread

Eduardo Eed, Second Cup

Amr Eliman, Papyrus

Philip Kocev, iPro Realty

Albert Stortchak, Der Dietemann Antiques


What is a BIA?

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of local business people and property owners who work in partnership with the City to enhance their business area. This is accomplished through street and sidewalk beautification, marketing and promotional campaigns, street festivals, and implementation of crime prevention strategies. BIAs also act as a unified voice on behalf of its membership.

Toronto's 60 BIAs represent over 20,000 small businesses. The property they include is valued at over $4 billion which generates an annual tax base of $285 million. BIAs are catalysts for change and civic improvement and are also significant contributors to the City's economy and quality of life.

Toronto BIAs are members of an umbrella organization called the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas . TABIA promotes upcoming BIA festivals and events, informs members about topical issues, and advances the goals and objectives of all BIAs.

For more information on the City's BIA Program call: 416-392-1291


Broadview Danforth BIA Coverage

the Broadview Danforth BIA extends along Danforth Ave. from Hampton Ave. to Broadview Ave. and along Broadview Ave. north to Pretoria Ave., and south to Dearborne Ave.

Danforth BIA Coverage


BIA Achievements

Since gaining approval from 250+ area businesses to become the Danforth by the Valley Business Improvement Area in 1987, the BIA has worked hard to bring about many achievements that help member businesses:


Joined Greektown on the Danforth BIA to help launch the first Taste of the Danforth


For quicker pronunciation and recognition we shortened our Business Improvement Area name from Danforth by the Valley  BIA to the Danforth BIA. 19 Banners were created and installed throughout the BIA to introduce our new name.  It was launched the 1st Annual Ontario Wine Garden during the Taste of the Danforth


Created and launched the Danforth BIA website

Designed, created and distributed a 60 page Community Directory

25 Vintage Post Lights and  50 Hanging Planters were purchased and installed along Danforth Ave to enhance the ambience of the streetscape.

Over 600 annuals  were purchased and planted by BIA Directors and volunteers in 70 planters along Danforth and Broadview Ave in May 2003.

the Danforth BIA  t-shirts were printed and are available for sale at Magic Oven 788 Broadview Ave 416-466-0111


Designed, created and distributed a Community Directory with Greektown on the Danforth

Banners created

Members Newsletter Launched

Danforth BIA Charity Road Hockey Event


Purchased and installed 30+ Vintage Lights on Broadview Ave.

hayes + co were hired to design a new logo and tagline and prepare a BIA awareness campaign.

New Danforth BIA Logo

Danforth BIA Mini Logo

Produced the 2006 Danforth Directory with Greektown on the Danforth


Website overhaul

Danforth Directory 2005


Resident and Members Newsletters produced

Danforth BIA Charity Road Hockey Events

1st Sidewalk Sale

Taste of the Danforth

1st Christmas Event

NOW Magazine Ads

Now Magazine Ad 1 Now Magazine Ad 2 Now Magazine Ad 3

Now Magazine Ad 4


Commissioned a 10 year streetscaping plan

Produced our 1st and very successful set of quarterly Residents' Newsletter to over 10,000 homes in Riverdale

Newsletter 1 Newsletter 2

100 strands of white LED lights were purchased from Blachere Illumination this August and installed in our trees by Viana Electric to help illuminate and distinguish the Danforth BIA.

LED Lighting

Organized a Graffiti Clean-up Day

Produced the 2007 Danforth Directory with Greektown on the Danforth

New banners produced

Banner 1 Banner 2


Purchased and installed 36 new BIA benches

Four more Residents' Newsletters

New Benches

Hosted our 1st Beach Volleyball Tournament on the Danforth during the Taste of the Danforth

Hosted Christmas on the Danforth with strolling carollers, Photos with Santa, a 20' Christmas Tree at the Albany Clinic and Roasted Chestnuts on an Open Fire with Enbridge.

Christmas on the Danforth 2007

Putting up the Christmas Tree



Glowing at Night



Photos with Santa:

Roasted Chestnuts - Compliments of Enbridge

The Sunflower Project

In celebration of BD Beats, BIA business member @cobsdanforth (156 Danforth Ave.) will be spearheading ‘The Sunflower Project’ , a fundraiser in support of a Ukrainian family’s recent resettlement in Toronto. Vibrant solar powered sunflowers (the official flower of Ukraine) will be available beginning at noon on June 4 with proceeds going directly to the family. A group of volunteer youth will be selling the sunflowers for a minimum donation of $20 each at the BIA CafeTO parkette located in the curb lane enclosure in front of COBS. The goal is to sell one hundred sunflowers by 3pm. For those unable to attend but wishing to make a donation, please click below


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