Welcome to the York-Eglinton BIA 

Our commercial retail strip has long been an established in for the City of Toronto, providing goods and services to local residents and commuters since the early part of the 20th century.

We offer shoppers and visitors a vibrant international market with an eclectic collection of hair and beauty spots (lots of barbers open till late), the best in men’s footwear, great food . . . fantastic food, legal and financial services, health care, electronics and phone rescue repairs, clothing accessories and alterations. Go to our directory for a full list of businesses.


2018 Economic Scan- What is Eglinton Ave W worth?

Participants at the Economic Scan presentation

The City of Toronto commissioned an Economic Scan for the York Eglinton BIA area in 2017.  The draft report can be viewed here.

On Monday December 3, 2018 there was a presentation of the report at the BIA Office (605 Oakwood Ave). A number of business and community representatives were in attendance and the presentation led to a very engaging session on the opportunities that we can take advantage of to improve the economic state of our business community.

Be sure to check out the draft of the Economic Scan and feel free to give your feedback. You can do so by emailing us at events@yorkbia.com.

The Economic Scan will be an important spring board as we move to craft a Strategic Plan for York Eglinton in 2019!


2018 Annual General Meeting and Board Elections

At the 2018 AGM, the York Eglinton BIA selected Board Members to serve the 2019-2022 and approved our budget for 2019.

The new Board Members will be appointed by City Council in the new year.

The newly elected Board Members are:

  • Syed Fahad – SFT Tax Services
  • Jenny Romero – Hair2Desire
  • Joseph Borelli – AGR Electronics
  • Nick Alampi – Andrew’s Formals
  • Jeremiah Carreon – Jer’s Filicanasian
  • Martin Jeffrey – Pure Vibes Barbershop
  • Marjorie Renwick – Authorized Representative

The Board, elected by BIA members, works on behalf of the BIA to

  • Set BIA priorities, and develop budgets on an annual basis
  • Implement capital improvements
  • Market the neighborhood and promote its business
  • Plan neighbourhood events and activities

In addition, the Board

  • Is responsible for the good governance of the BIA
  • Leads in fostering an inclusive approach to the affairs of the BIA

Commitment

There are 10 Board Meetings per year plus the AGM.

Occasionally Board Members are asked to participate in decision-making processes based on interests such as reviewing an application process or setting up an event.

The new board will be tasked with: 

  • Helping us through this transition period
  • Building community
  • Preserving neighbourhood legacy
  • Making this neighbourhood an awesome place to be and do business

For more information email info@yorkbia.com


Toronto’s International Marketplace in the Heart of the City

 

If you are looking for commercial space to rent, the BIA office may be able to assist. Please contact us info@yorkbia.com.

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*All member businesses in the York-Eglinton Business Improvement Area are entitled to a free listing in the YorkBia.com Business Directory. To add, change or inquire about your page, please contact us at info@yorkbia.com.