The Weekly

POSTED ON April 5, 2024 BY Justine Smith

Virtual Information Session: Current State of Commercial Occupancy

Join us for a 60-minute virtual session with Iain Dobson, Co-founder of the Strategic Regional Research Alliance, for a conversation focused on office occupancy trends and the current state of hybrid work. During this session, members will have the opportunity to share their observations and insights from their respective organizations and industries.

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location:  Zoom link provided to those who RSVP.

Who should attend: All BIA members, commercial property owners and tenants, developersA, and City staff.

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

Business Funding Opportunities

Backing International Small Restaurants Grant

The “Backing International Small Restaurants” grant program, supported by American Express, is aimed at boosting business for culturally significant and independent restaurants that demonstrate a positive impact on their community. 20 grants of CAD $19,500 are available across Toronto and Montreal.

To be eligible, restaurants must already be in operation and have a brick and mortar location/storefront and are owned by individuals from underrepresented and/or economically vulnerable groups.

The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET. Grantees are expected to be announced Summer 2024.

Small Restaurant Grant.

Additional Funding Opportunities:

Road Closures & Event Notices

Metrolinx: THESL Utility Work for King-Bathurst Station

Metrolinx: Cable Pulling & Toronto Hydro Excavation

Construction of New Streetcar Infrastructure on York Street  

TTC Notice: Essential Rail Repairs

  • Date: April 5 – 7
  • Location: King St. W. at John St. and Simcoe St.
  • Attachment: Construction Notice.

TTC Track Work Construction Update On Adelaide

  • Date: April 8 – 19
  • Location: Various locations on Adelaide St. W.
  • Attachment: Map of Work.

Toronto Hydro: Project 369 Queen Street West

  • Date: May 2024 – March 2025
  • Location: Queen St. W., Peter St., & Richmond St. W.  
  • Attachment: Construction Notice.

Toronto Hydro: Project 379 Adelaide Street West

  • Date: May 2024 – June 2024
  • Location: Adelaide St. W. between Spadina Ave. & Brant St.
  • 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

2024 AFP – ICON

  • Date: April 7 – 9
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 4,000

Dx3 Canada 2024

  • Date: April 9 – 10
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 1,000+

Learn More.