Membership Forms and Surveys
Please complete this form to update your business directory listing on the yorkbia.com website.
This information will inform a discussion on how the BIA should respond to and assist construction issues.
City of Toronto Façade Program 2018
Click here to access the application form and for more information.
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.
Updates on the LRT construction are available on the Crosstown website.
Workshops Seminars and Business help
“Enterprise Toronto and its partners offer year-round learning opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, from regularly scheduled seminars to large annual events like the Small Business Forum” (Enterprise Toronto)
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Youth Employment Services (YES)
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 property owners and businesses within a designated commercial district with a mandate for neighbourhood improvements and marketing.
The main objective of a BIA is to improve the attractiveness of a commercial area creating a supportive environment for businesses to thrive business. This includes, street decorations, lighting, events and supportive marketing.
A BIA is a Board of the City, a BIA is governed through City By-Laws, though it to its members. BIA’s are funded through a self-imposed levy, agreed to by members and collected by the City.
Although BIAs are driven by 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.
For information on City of Toronto BIAs go to the City website here >
BIA Management and Governance Information is outlined here>
Toronto BIAs also form part of the Toronto Association of BIAs, which is a governance and advocacy body. Read more about what they do on their website here >