The Weekly

Toronto Community Crisis Service Expansion

The Toronto Community Crisis Service (TCCS) is an alternative approach to responding to someone in crisis that focuses on health, prevention and well-being. This service provides a community-based, client centred, trauma-informed response to non-emergency crisis calls and wellness checks.

The expansion of TCCS is one of the first-year priority actions in the SafeTO: Toronto’s Ten-Year Community Safety and Well-Being Plan to reduce vulnerability in Toronto through proactive mental health support strategies and community-based crisis support models.

The BIA encourages members to call 211 regarding individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

TCCS Data Summary

Road Closures & Event Notices

Metrolinx – Updated Weekend Closures at Queen St W & Spadina Ave

Remembrance Day at Old City Hall

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

Argos Championship Rally Celebration

  • Dates of Event: November 20, 21, 22, & 23
  • Road Closure: 6:00 AM (Nov 20) to 11:59 PM (Nov 23)
  • Location: Map

See All Road Closures

Conferences & Conventions

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

  • Date: November 3-12
  • Location: Exhibition Place
  • Attendance: 300,000

National Womens Show 2023

  • Date: November 10-12
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 35,000

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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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