New BIA

HELP US BUILD A STRONGER BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA

It’s a time of rebirth and renewal on Dundas Street West!  Building on previous projects that have successfully supported area beautification, safety and economic development, Dundas West and Little Portugal BIAs are joining to create one larger Business Improvement Area stretching from Shaw Street to the CNR tracks, just west of Lansdowne Avenue.

WHY FORM ONE BIGGER BIA?

  • Together, we are stronger. We will have greater economic impact for our existing businesses as we compete with malls, big box outlets and online shopping.
  • A strong, distinct brand and image will help us to encourage residents and visitors to shop in our BIA and will attract new businesses.
  • As one BIA we can more effectively plan the annual Dundas West Fest.
  • By reducing duplication, one BIA will get a bigger bang for our BIA buck.
  • Working together will allow us to be more effective in
    • crime prevention
    • combating graffiti
    • advocating for our neighbourhood at city hall
    • creating cohesive area beautification and marketing
    • building a strong, healthy and safe community

IMPORTANT DATES

March 26, 2018 - Open House / Community Consultation

  • Morning 7:30 am to 9 am - IC Savings -1168 Dundas Street West
  • Evening 6 pm to 7:30 pm - Lula Lounge - 1585 Dundas Street West  

Members joined Dundas West and Little Portugal BIA board members at one of our open houses and asked questions, gave feedback,  and contributed the vision for our new and improved BIA.  

May 7, 2018  - Public Meeting

7pm to 8:30 pm - 14 Division - 350 Dovercourt Road.

Results from the March 26 event were presented. Members voted on proceeding to the poll stage.

August 20 to October 18, 2018 - New BIA Poll

The City of Toronto conducted a poll of all BIA members from August 20 to October 18, 2018. The ballots were received by all property owners and commercial tenants in both BIAs. The results of the poll were very positive, and we are happy to announce that the request to form our new, bigger and stronger BIA will proceed!

January / February, 2019 ( Dates TBA)

  • Board Members Election (2019 - 2022 term)

  • New BIA Annual General Meeting

Further Details Coming Soon