The Weekly

POSTED ON March 28, 2024 BY Justine Smith

Member Opportunity to Showcase Events

The BIA encourages members to sign up for an account at This calendar provides an opportunity for members to have their events highlighted on our promotional website,,,, & more.

The Now Playing Toronto Database powers and captures the most comprehensive and robust events calendar. It extends information about things to do in Toronto to a wider audience through the syndication of data feeds to a network of event calendars. This creates a more streamlined process for promoters by reducing the time and effort to promote shows and events while also maintaining a higher level of accuracy.

To do so, click “Submit A Listing” at the top of the page.

If you want more information or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Hayley James.

CaféTO Property Improvement Program

The CaféTO Property Improvement Program is available to owners and tenants of commercial and industrial properties in Toronto to improve the appearance and/or function of their curb lane cafes, commercial patios and sidewalk cafes.

Grants cover one-half of the costs of eligible property or site improvements up to a maximum amount of $5,000 (based on a minimum of $10,000 of improvements). Funding can include patio improvements on private property and spaces on public property for which a valid permit has been issued. Additional grant funding of up to $2,500 is available for exterior accessibility improvements

The CaféTO Property Improvement Program is now accepting applications. Apply below until June 17, or until all available funds are depleted.

Learn More.

Save on Energy Small Business Program

The Save on Energy Small Business program is designed to help small businesses across Ontario make equipment improvements to reduce their energy consumption, at no cost. The Save on Energy incentives are up to $3,000 for eligible lighting equipment and up to $2,500 for eligible non-lighting equipment.

Learn More.

2024 Training & Sessions Survey

The BIA is currently planning training and community-related sessions for the remainder of 2024. We have developed a survey to better understand which topics are of most interest to your organization.

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts.

Start Survey.

Road Closures & Event Notices

Hoarding Installation Queen-Spadina 

  • Date: March 31 & April 7
  • Location: Queen St. W. & Spadina Ave.
  • Attachment: Construction Notice.

See all Road Closures.

Conferences & Conventions

T.O. Food and Drink Fest

  • Date: April 5 – 7
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 12,000

Learn More.