The Weekly

Member Opportunity: 2023 Holiday Guide

As part of our ongoing efforts to support and promote our members, the BIA is creating a Holiday Guide. The program will provide a range of promotional opportunities through contesting, influencer campaigns, and features on our website. If you have any holiday-related gifts, events, or special offers, please contact Hayley James with the following information:

  • Name of Business
  • Contact Information
  • Promotion Details

Contact Hayley James

City of Toronto 2024 CaféTO Program Improvements

City of Toronto is proposing a number of improvements to the CaféTO program. These improvements include fast-tracking approvals for returning restaurants, simplifying the process for new ones, and aiming to open curb lane patios by Victoria Day Long Weekend. Other proposed improvements include more streamlined business processes, improved communication with restaurants, ongoing review of City policies and regulations, as well as changes to zoning bylaws to make more private patios permanent and support additional revenue for businesses. The program also supports local musicians through the Amplified Music on Patios initiative.

CaféTO is one of several City-led business support programs that help the local restaurant industry and the larger food supply chain. Toronto’s diverse and vibrant restaurants and bars benefit from such programs, including:

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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 these efforts are available to BIA members:

  • Accommodations
  • Donations
  • Employment Opportunities

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

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Road Closures & Event Notices

Metrolinx Ontario Line

Fencing Installation at Queen St W & University Ave

Street Light Relocation Near Queen St W & Simcoe St

Remembrance Day at Old City Hall

  • Date of Event: November 11, 2023
  • Road Closure: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Locations: Map

See All Road Closures