In partnership with Toronto City Council, local commercial property owners and tenants can work together to form a Business Improvement Area (BIA) to enhance the safety, look and feel of their neighbourhoods to attract more visitors to shop and dine, as well as to draw new businesses to their area. Learn about the benefits of forming a BIA.
The City is now receiving applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Program for Eligible Business Improvement Areas.
The Clean Toronto Together (CTT) campaign returns this April. Toronto's annual spring clean-up brings together thousands of Toronto residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups to keep our city clean and green.
Off-duty police officers are available for hire to provide police presence for a range of functions including events taking place in BIAs. As of March 14 a new Paid Duty Office system will be in place. For more information visit www.torontopolice.on.ca/paidduty/.
Grants Ontario has launched IGNITE Ontario, a new provincial program that provides funding to organizations hosting celebrations and community engagement initiatives that promote the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
IGNITE Ontario applications are due May 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. To learn more about the program and how to apply, please visit Grants Ontario.
Organizers of the 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games have created the TO2015 Community Tour. The Community Tours enables residents and businesses alike to learn more about the Games which is expected to draw 10,000 athletes, coaches and officials from 41 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean, and 250,000 visitors to Toronto in 2015.
Business Improvement Areas are good for business and neighbourhoods, according to a variety of Toronto-centred and international media outlets. Share your success story.