The Danforth BIA Board

Our Board

Chairman - Amy Chow - Dalsam Investments Inc.
Vice-Chair - Albert Stortchak - Owner, Der Dietemann Antiques
Treasurer - Christopher Molder - Tridac Mortgages
Membership Chair - Zach Davidson - Friendly Butcher
Capital Improvements - Bruno Duarte - Fresh Floral Creations
Director - Jennifer Lambert Jones - Joy of Dance

Member Relations Committee:

Christopher Molder - Chair- Tridac Mortgages
Albert Stortchak - Owner, Der Dietemann Antiques
Michael Sherman - The Danforth Music Hall
Keven Menager - RocketBuilt

Events/Marketing Committee:

Susan Puff - Chair - Executive Director
Barb Hefler - Now Toronto
Trish Bjorklund
Alexia Galanopoulos- Rayne Spa
Albert Stortchak - Owner, Der Dietemann Antiques
Lanrick Bennett Jr. - Education & Outreach, Toronto Centre for the Arts
Dave Carr
Mark Thom - DGA Careers
Keven Menager - RocketBuilt

Capital Improvements Committee:

Jacquie Smith - Chair - 
Bruno Duarte - Fresh
Peter McDonald

 

What is a BIA?

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of local business people and property owners who work in partnership with the City to enhance their business area. This is accomplished through street and sidewalk beautification, marketing and promotional campaigns, street festivals, and implementation of crime prevention strategies. BIAs also act as a unified voice on behalf of its membership.

Toronto's 60 BIAs represent over 20,000 small businesses. The property they include is valued at over $4 billion which generates an annual tax base of $285 million. BIAs are catalysts for change and civic improvement and are also significant contributors to the City's economy and quality of life.

Toronto BIAs are members of an umbrella organization called the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas . TABIA promotes upcoming BIA festivals and events, informs members about topical issues, and advances the goals and objectives of all BIAs.

For more information on the City's BIA Program call: 416-392-1291

 

Danforth BIA Coverage

the Danforth BIA extends along Danforth Ave. from Hampton Ave. to Broadview Ave. and along Broadview Ave. north to Pretoria Ave., and south to Dearborne Ave.

Danforth BIA Coverage

 

BIA Achievements

Since gaining approval from 250+ area businesses to become the Danforth by the Valley Business Improvement Area in 1987, the BIA has worked hard to bring about many achievements that help member businesses:

1993

Joined Greektown on the Danforth BIA to help launch the first Taste of the Danforth

2002

For quicker pronunciation and recognition we shortened our Business Improvement Area name from Danforth by the Valley  BIA to the Danforth BIA. 19 Banners were created and installed throughout the BIA to introduce our new name.  It was launched the 1st Annual Ontario Wine Garden during the Taste of the Danforth

2003

Created and launched the Danforth BIA website

Designed, created and distributed a 60 page Community Directory

25 Vintage Post Lights and  50 Hanging Planters were purchased and installed along Danforth Ave to enhance the ambience of the streetscape.

Over 600 annuals  were purchased and planted by BIA Directors and volunteers in 70 planters along Danforth and Broadview Ave in May 2003.

the Danforth BIA  t-shirts were printed and are available for sale at Magic Oven 788 Broadview Ave 416-466-0111

2004

Designed, created and distributed a Community Directory with Greektown on the Danforth

Banners created

Members Newsletter Launched

Danforth BIA Charity Road Hockey Event

2005

Purchased and installed 30+ Vintage Lights on Broadview Ave.

hayes + co were hired to design a new logo and tagline and prepare a BIA awareness campaign.

New Danforth BIA Logo

Danforth BIA Mini Logo

Produced the 2006 Danforth Directory with Greektown on the Danforth

 

Website overhaul

Danforth Directory 2005

Banners

Resident and Members Newsletters produced

Danforth BIA Charity Road Hockey Events

1st Sidewalk Sale

Taste of the Danforth

1st Christmas Event

NOW Magazine Ads

Now Magazine Ad 1 Now Magazine Ad 2 Now Magazine Ad 3

Now Magazine Ad 4

2006

Commissioned a 10 year streetscaping plan

Produced our 1st and very successful set of quarterly Residents' Newsletter to over 10,000 homes in Riverdale

Newsletter 1 Newsletter 2

100 strands of white LED lights were purchased from Blachere Illumination this August and installed in our trees by Viana Electric to help illuminate and distinguish the Danforth BIA.

LED Lighting

Organized a Graffiti Clean-up Day

Produced the 2007 Danforth Directory with Greektown on the Danforth

New banners produced

Banner 1 Banner 2

2007

Purchased and installed 36 new BIA benches

Four more Residents' Newsletters

New Benches

Hosted our 1st Beach Volleyball Tournament on the Danforth during the Taste of the Danforth

Hosted Christmas on the Danforth with strolling carollers, Photos with Santa, a 20' Christmas Tree at the Albany Clinic and Roasted Chestnuts on an Open Fire with Enbridge.

Christmas on the Danforth 2007

Putting up the Christmas Tree

 

 

Glowing at Night

 

 

Photos with Santa:

Roasted Chestnuts - Compliments of Enbridge

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