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.
StreetARToronto (StART), a public-private partnership, provides up to $40,000 in funding for partnership projects that enhance Toronto's vibrant street and graffiti art, revitalize communities, counteract graffiti vandalism, and engage emerging and established local artists. This year's grant deadline is Friday, March 13.
The Ministry of Labour conducted a proactive enforcement blitz in the retail services sector from October to December 2013. The purpose was to promote compliance with the Employment Standards Act.
Toronto, with total tax costs lower than comparable Canadian and American cities, took top spot among major international cities in the recently released KPMG Competitive Alternatives, Focus on Tax 2014 report.
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/.
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.