The Weekly

Top 5 Updates & Reminders

1. Update on 129 Peter St. – Shelter Intake Centre

The BIA is actively working with levels of government to address the backlog ofnew refugees as we understand that Toronto’s shelter system is at capacity. The City is aware of the challenging situation posed by numerous encampments along Richmond and Peter Street.

We are concerned for the health and safety of these new refugees and the community. As urgent solutions are necessary, we will keep you informed as we receive updates.

In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions, concerns or would like to assist.

We appreciate your cooperation and support as we work towards a resolution.
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2. RSVP for Upcoming Community Session

Safeguarding Against Organized Crime

Date: August 17, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Place: Hyatt Regency Toronto

The BIA will be hosting a day-long session with the goal of providing an understanding of organized crimes impacting our community. This event will cover the following:
* Meet Chief of Police Myron Demkiw
* Gang Activity and Firearms in the Downtown
* Vehicle Thefts and Carjackings
* Human Trafficking

All BIA members, local residents and community stakeholders are invited to attend.

3. EWRB Reporting Deadline Extended

The Ministry of Energy has extended the deadline for Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) to October 31, 2023. All commercial, industrial, and multi-unit residential buildings with a gross floor area of 50,000 square feet or more are now required report their 2022 energy and water use data to the Ministry of Energy by October 31, 2023.
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4. Automated External Defibrillator Opportunity

SaveStation provides the opportunity to place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) closer to people, ensuring 24/7 access, and potentially saving lives.

By placing AEDs outside, SaveStation can significantly improve emergency response times and increase survival rates for cardiac emergencies.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.
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5. CafeTO Patio Drawings

Drawings are now available to businesses participating in the CafeTO program looking to build their own risers and patios for submission to the City as part of their applications.

More information is available on TABIA’s website.
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