The Weekly

Invitation to City’s Webinar About New Bylaw

In December 2023, Toronto City Council approved a new Single-Use and Takeaway Items Bylaw that will restrict single-use and takeaway items through measures that include requiring the acceptance of reusable bags and beverage cups and distributing items in an “ask-first/by-request” manner. The goal of this webinar is to provide businesses and the public with a better understanding of the new bylaw and its impacts.

The purpose of the webinar is to:

  • Outline the bylaw requirements that businesses will need to comply with as of March 1, 2024.
  • Answer questions from participants about what they need to do to comply with the bylaw.
  • Provide details on how to access information and educational resources.
  • Provide information on future stages of the Single-Use and Takeaway Items Reduction Strategy and how businesses and residents can provide their feedback.
  • Share information on the City’s new grant program – the Circular Food Innovators Fund.

Reminder: 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.

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

Super Bowl Community Tailgate at Jurassic Park

  • Date: February 10
  • Location: Bremner Blvd., from Lakeshore Blvd. W. to 15 York St. parking garage.
  • Attachment: More Information.

See All Road Closures.

Conferences & Conventions

Auto Show 2024

  • Date: February 16 – 25
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 350,000

Learn More.