Stephen Biasutti, SideBar
Fiona Boylan, Cobs Bread
Jason Cianfrini, The Danforth Music Hall
Eduardo Eed, Second Cup
Philip Kocev, iPro Realty
Albert Stortchak, Der Dietemann Antiques
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
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.
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:
Joined Greektown on the Danforth BIA to help launch the first Taste of the Danforth
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
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
Designed, created and distributed a Community Directory with Greektown on the Danforth
Members Newsletter Launched
Danforth BIA Charity Road Hockey Event
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.
Produced the 2006 Danforth Directory with Greektown on the Danforth
Danforth Directory 2005
Resident and Members Newsletters produced
Danforth BIA Charity Road Hockey Events
1st Sidewalk Sale
Taste of the Danforth
1st Christmas Event
NOW Magazine Ads
Commissioned a 10 year streetscaping plan
Produced our 1st and very successful set of quarterly Residents' Newsletter to over 10,000 homes in Riverdale
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.
Organized a Graffiti Clean-up Day
Produced the 2007 Danforth Directory with Greektown on the Danforth
New banners produced
Purchased and installed 36 new BIA benches
Four more Residents' Newsletters
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.
Photos with Santa:
Roasted Chestnuts - Compliments of Enbridge