1. Maple Leafs Playoffs Viewing Party
During Toronto Maple Leafs playoff games, Bremner Blvd, from York St to 15/25 York St, will be closed for tailgate events. Access to parking garages will be maintained.
• Bremner Blvd (Full), from Lakeshore Blvd W to the east side of the parking garage (servicing 15 & 25 York St and Telus) – This area currently remains closed for the full duration of the playoffs
• Bremner Blvd (Two northbound lanes), from east of York St to the west side of the parking garages – Closed from 6:00 am to 11:59 pm (Game Days Only)
• **New Zone 2** Bremner Blvd (Full), from York St to Lower Simcoe St – Closed from 12 pm to 11:59 pm (Game Days Only)
NOTE: Local traffic can access Grand Trunk Crescent through Lower Simcoe Street
• Map – MLSE Jurassic Park Zone 2
• Map – MLSE Jurassic Park Zone 2
2. Sporting Life 10K Run
Date: May 14, 2023
Formation Area: (Times: 4:00 am to 11:00 am) Yonge Street (Full Road) from Eglinton Ave to Davisville Ave
Road Closures 4:00 am to 1:00 pm
Race Route: (Times: 7:25 am to 11:30 am)
• Southbound on Yonge St, from Davisville Ave to Wellington St (full road)
• Runners proceed west on Wellington St W to Bay St (full road)
• South on Bay St to Lake Shore Blvd W
NOTE: Southbound York St will remain open from Bremner Blvd to Lake Shore Blvd W for egress from Maple Leaf Square
• Runners will then proceed west on Lake Shore Blvd W (westbound lanes only)
• Runners will continue west on Lake Shore Blvd W (westbound lane only) to New Brunswick Way
NOTE: Spadina Ave will remain open for the duration of the closures for the north/south crossing of Lake Shore Blvd W
• Runners will finish between Newfoundland Drive and New Brunswick Way in the westbound lane of Lake Shore Blvd W
• Once complete, race participants will continue walking west to Exhibition Place
The post-run area is at Bandshell Park/Lot 852.
3. Toronto Employment Survey
Throughout the summer, surveyors visit each and every business establishment in the City of Toronto.
The surveyors collect information about:
• the number of employees
• type of work
• full- and part-time employees
The information collected is treated as strictly confidential. The data is only released to the public in aggregate form. This allows employment patterns to be studied without revealing specific information on individual businesses.
Watch out for a surveyor at your business this summer and count your business in.
Toronto Employment Survey – more details
Take the Survey
4. Pride Toronto 2023 Partnership Opportunity
To help create safer spaces for the 2SLGBTQI+ community, Pride Toronto is encouraging all businesses to take the following steps:
• Display Pride Flags throughout June (or longer)
• Let Pride Toronto know about any events or initiatives you have planned for the 2SLGBTQI+ community
• Consider providing space for visual art in the form of murals, window displays, or paintings
Your support will help to generate greater social awareness and impact, making the Pride month one of total inclusion and support for the entire community.
If you are interested in getting in touch, please complete this form.
5. CafeTO Property Improvement Program
The CaféTO Program provides restaurants and bars in Toronto with the opportunity to access public space and expand their outdoor dining area through sidewalk cafés, curb lane cafés or patios on private property.
The CaféTO Property Improvement Program is available to owners and tenants of commercial and industrial properties in Toronto to improve the appearance and/or function of their curb lane cafes, commercial patios and sidewalk cafes. This program is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
Accepting applications until Friday, June 30 (or when funds are expended). For more information, click here.
Dana Duncanson | Director of Marketing & Communications