The Weekly

POSTED ON September 8, 2023 BY Justine Smith

Updates and Reminders

Opportunity for Community Support

The BIA is committed to the well-being of our community and continues to work with levels of government and community stakeholders to find urgent solutions for unhoused individuals.

The following opportunities to support the City in these efforts are available to BIA members:

  • Accommodations
  • Donations
  • Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in supporting or have any questions, contact Mike Josifovic

A Safe Night Out Information Session

Nightlife Owners, Operators, and Management:

In a joint effort to improve the safety of our community and ensure the viability of your business, the BIA will be hosting an information session focused on nightlife community safety and vibrancy.

A Safe Night Out Information Session

Date: September 21, 2023

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Place: Hyatt Regency Toronto, King II

We strongly urge nightlife owners, operators, and management to participate in this crucial session, as it holds significant advantages for the success and safety of your business and neighbourhood.

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BIA Community Survey

In our ongoing commitment to ensure that the BIA remains a proactive and responsive organization, we have developed a survey for our members and community stakeholders. Your feedback is invaluable to us and this survey will help us better understand your needs, concerns, and interests. The insights gathered will inform future initiatives and strategies, ensuring that the BIA continually aligns with the needs of its membership and the community.

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts.

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Toronto International Film Festival

Date: September 7 – 17, 2023

Locations: Various locations throughout the area

Road Closure: September 5 – 19, 2023

The 48th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 – 17, 2023. Associated events will result in partial lane restrictions as well as full road closures between September 5 – 19, 2023. Full road closures of TIFF’s Festival Street will run from September 7 – 11 along King St to University St westbound to Peter St. Partial lane closures will continue throughout the duration of TIFF from September 5 – 19.

The footprint of TIFF falls in our BIA and we encourage all members to make necessary preparations. TIFF attracts large crowds to the area and we encourage businesses to prepare accordingly.

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Noise Bylaw Review

The City of Toronto is reviewing the successes and challenges of implementing the Noise Bylaw to assess the bylaw amendments made in 2019 and consider proposed refinements. Members can share their feedback on the bylaw and their experience with the implementation at six virtual and in-person public consultations from September 12 to September 21. Each consultation will focus on a particular type of noise in the bylaw and will be facilitated by a public consultation firm.

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Road Closures & Event Notices

No new or updated information this week.

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