The Weekly

Santa Clause Parade & Holly Jolly Fun Run

Date of Event: November 26, 2023

Road Closures: 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Locations: Various (See map of the parade & 5km run

The Santa Clause Parade and Holly Jolly Fun Run will begin at 11:45 AM at 600 Bloor St W., east of Palmerston and west of Markham St., and will end at Maple Leaf Square. This event is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of people to the downtown core. See below for various road closures impacting the area.

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BIA Requests Support on the Toronto Police Budget

Safety and security is a priority for our community. With Toronto’s rapidly growing population, the BIA encourages members to provide feedback on the City of Toronto’s budget to support the need for greater policing and police response times.

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University Ave. Southbound Lane Restrictions

Starting Monday, November 27, University Ave. will be restricted to one lane southbound between College St. and Queen St. W. due to infrastructure upgrades. This work will pause during the coldest part of winter from late December to early January. During this time, traffic restrictions will be lifted and all southbound lanes will be reopened. Work is expected to be completed by summer 2024.

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Downtown Toronto’s Ultimate Holiday Guide

The BIA launched it’s 2023 Holiday Guide, offering a wide range of unique gift giving ideas and holiday events. Please contact us If you’d like your business to be added to the guide.

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Road Closures & Event Notices

Metrolinx Ontario Line

Temporary Sidewalk & Lane Occupancy – King St. W. & Bathurst St.

Borehole Drilling – North Osgoode Site

Coke Holiday Caravan

  • Date of Event: November 24, 2023
  • Road Closures: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Locations: Bremner Blvd., from Lower Simcoe St. to Rees St. (See map )

Coke Holiday Caravan

  • Date of Event: November 27, 2023
  • Road Closures: 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Locations: Bremner Blvd., from Lakeshore Blvd. W. to 25 York St. (See map)

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Conferences & Conventions

Global Property Market

  • Date: November 28
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 20,000

The Buildings Show 2023

  • Date: November 29- December 1
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 30,000 +