The Weekly

Single-Use & Takeaway Items Bylaw takes Effect

The City is moving forward with the Single-Use and Takeaway Items Bylaw which came into effect on March 1, 2024.

The bylaw includes:

  • An “ask-first/by-request” approach for:
    • Accessory food items, such as straws, napkins, stir sticks, utensils, beverage takeout trays and condiment packages.
    • Paper shopping bags except for certain types of paper shopping bags, such as those used to hold bakery items and prescription or medication bags.
  • Compatibility of paper bags with the City’s diversion programs (i.e., no metal grommets or plastic handles).
  • The acceptance of reusable shopping bags and reusable beverage cups provided by customers at retail business establishments.

The City is committed to helping retail business establishments comply with the bylaw through targeted education and outreach activities.

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Point of Sale Terminal Theft – Toronto Police Brochure

On March 1, 2024, Deputy Mayor Colle hosted the Summit on Stopping Small Business Break-Ins. Afterwards, the Toronto Police Service released a “Point of Sale Terminal Theft – Reduce the Risk, Reduce the Opportunity” brochure.

Find attached the noted electronic version for your reference and distribution as you see fit. For hard copies, please contact the TPS as noted in this attachment.

POS Theft Brochure.

2024 BIA Marketing Playbook

To promote our member businesses, the BIA has developed a marketing playbook that provides an overview of the promotional tools available to foster community engagement and amplify our neighbourhood. Through collaborative content creation and strategic partnerships, we aim to spotlight the uniqueness and vibrancy of our area.

Marketing Playbook.

Road Closures & Event Notices

Monitor Installation at Queen Street West

  • Date: March 6 – April 2024
  • Location: Queen St. W., Augusta Ave., & Portland St.
  • Attachment: Construction Notice.

See All Road Closures.

Conferences & Conventions

Toronto Comicon 2024

  • Date: March 15 – 17
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 35,000

Learn More.