Saturday, 14 August 2021 10:52
Good Morning All, This month, the City of Toronto will be engaging with the small business sector on the potential creation of a separate property tax class for small businesses in Toronto, which if implemented, could provide a measure of property tax relief for small and Main Street businesses in the city.As part of the 2020 provincial budget, municipalities were given the ability to create a small business tax class to provide a lower property tax rate to small businesses…
Thursday, 12 August 2021 09:48
Good Evening All, Many of you may have heard that the City is rolling out a pilot music program designed to feature local musicians playing within the CafeTO curb lane patios. Our Broadview Danforth BIA was selected as one of the areas in the City to host this pilot. We weren't given a lot of time to organize this program but I'm pleased to say that we have some great music booked for this coming weekend! We have designated two…
Thursday, 05 August 2021 15:36
Good Morning All, This is a reminder that the Don Valley Parkway will be closed for maintenance this weekend. The annual maintenance and improvement closure of the Don Valley Parkway, from the Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway, is planned from Friday, August 6 at 11 p.m. until Monday, August 9 at 5 a.m. Businesses that rely on weekend deliveries and shipments that would normally use the DVP should notify drivers, agents, vendors and customers of the closure so that…
Tuesday, 03 August 2021 17:42
Good Morning All, I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Some good news to start this week - the Federal government announced that they are extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support. Below is a quick overview and the link to the announcement - please take a few minutes to review all of the details. Extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support The wage subsidy, rent subsidy…
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 11:55
Good Morning All, Just a quick alert that one of our BIA members received a counterfeit $100 bill yesterday. It has been reported to the police. Shayne, the manager of the Green Merchant where the bill was used, has put together a few helpful tips and has provided a guidebook from the Bank of Canada for all of you to review. Please take a few minutes to read through he attachment - the last thing we want is for you…
Friday, 23 July 2021 12:40
Good Morning All, Just a heads up that we've had a return of an old scam where a person goes into a business and claims that they work for another neighbouring business and need help to pay for something. In the recent incident it was their Green P ticket. The machine isn't accepting their card and they don't have cash etc. and they ask for cash and PROMISE they will pay it back. These scams disappeared during the lock-down but…

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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