York-Eglinton Business Property Form
Façade Program 2017 application is out!
What is the Commercial Façade Improvement Program?
The program provides funding to commercial and private property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building façades. The eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.
Why would you be interested?
Improving the appearance of your building’s façade shows that you care about your property. In addition, your neighborhood streetscape is improved. This provides a more welcoming environment to work, shop and live.
Download the application forms here!
13 Division is asking businesses to fill out a form with emergency contact information. If you have not received the form or have lost it you can go on our website and download the form.
Go to www.yorkbia.com under the ABOUT US tab press in the MEMBERSHIP tab and you will find the link to the form in PDF.
You can print it, fill it and send it directly to 13 Division. You can also fill it online and email to us (email@example.com) and we will send the form for you to 13 Division.
The York-Eglinton BIA is being part of this program to bring young talent in order to continue its work to help businesses in the community.
Youth Employment Services (YES) is a non-profit organization that provide help to youth!
Established in 1968, YES has the experience and expertise to deliver programs and services helping youth find a job or start a business. Specialising in career counselling and job placement YES is 83% successful in finding jobs, training, education or business outcomes for youth.
If you are a business owner interested in participating in this program or would like to have more information contact the BIA office at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the organization and other programs visit http://www.yes.on.ca/
Membership in the BIA
Membership in the York-Eglinton BIA is limited to a specific service area. As a Toronto “Business Improvement Area” our borders include Eglinton Ave. West from Marlee Ave. in the east to Dufferin St. in the west and include one street north and one street south of Eglinton Ave. West.
Buildings in this area are automatically included in the BIA and any business that operates out of those buildings are members of the BIA.
For more information, questions or inquiries, please contact us.
What is a BIA?
A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of business people within a specified district who join together, with official approval of the City, in a self-help program aimed at stimulating local business.
Each BIA uses their own money in an ongoing effort to draw more prospective customers to their area by improving the attractiveness of the area and promoting it as a good place to shop, visit and do business.
Once a BIA is approved by City Council, every business within its boundaries automatically becomes a member. There are no exceptions, under the principle that all who benefit should be required to bear their fair share of the cost of the program.
While a BIA arises from the retail and professional activities of a main street, it has a profound effect on the surrounding area. It serves as an economic and social anchor, helping to stabilize and revitalize the local community.