The Weekly

Lunch & Learn: Black Experience in Canadian History

Join us for a 60-minute virtual lunch & learn with Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Professor Dean Delpeache for a Black History Month conversation focused on the black experience in Canadian history.

Who should attend: All BIA members and their employees.
Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location:  Zoom link provided to those who RSVP.

Participants will leave this session with an assured sense of correct terminology and better understanding of fundamental issues with a goal to create a space that helps to bring awareness and support behavioural change.

If you would like to attend this virtual session or have any questions, please contact Hayley James.

City Opens CaféTO Curb Lane Applications

City of Toronto opens applications and renewals for improved CaféTO curb lane program in 2024. Online applications will be accepted until Friday, March 1.

Learn More.

Grant Opportunities for Business Members

Now Open

Commercial Space Rehabilitation Grant Program

Launched:  Dec 4, 2023

Deadline:  Mar 7, 2024 (subject to funding)

Outdoor Mural and Street Art Program

Launched:  Jan 2, 2024

Deadline:  Mar 28, 2024


CaféTO Property Improvement Program

Projected Launch:  Mar 1, 2024

Projected Deadline:  Jun 17, 2024 (subject to funding)

CaféTO Dining Districts Grant Program

Projected Launch: Mar 1, 2024

Details to follow.

Commercial Façade Improvement Program

Projected Launch: Mar 4, 2024

Projected Deadline:  May 2, 2024 (subject to funding)

Road Closures & Event Notices

Metrolinx: York Street Track Work

Metrolinx: Demolition at King Street West & Bathurst Street

  • Date: February 3 – March 9
  • Location: King St. W. & Bathurst St.
  • Attachment: Construction Notice.

Filming – Series “Cruel Intentions”

NHL All Star Weekend

  • Date: February 2 – 4
  • Location: Various Closures
  • Attachment: More Information.

See All Road Closures.

Conferences & Conventions

2024 Hyundai NHL Fan Fair

  • Date: February 1 – 4
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Learn More.