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Artist Call Out – April 2024

We're looking for artists for "Spring in the City"!

Member Newsletter

A new bi-annual newsletter showcasing what the DYBIA has been up to.

New Trainings for Members

New webinars and trainings available to Downtown Yonge BIA members.

Drop-In Resource Booklet – Winter/Spring 2024

A resource to help those in need. This booklet is updated twice a year: Once for the Summer/Fall seasons and once for the Winter/Spring seasons, with a full list of drop-in programs within a ~2km radius of Yonge and Dundas.

Strategic Plan 2023 – 2028

The Downtown Yonge BIA is excited to launch a new strategic plan, one that outlines the priorities, actions, and ambitions for the organization over the next five years.

Check out what’s coming up:


Public Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre 2024

04-15-2024

Presented by TO Live at The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm Mon, Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm

Public Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Public Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

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Tags:  Culture & Heritage

With Love And A Major Organ Screening

04-18-2024

Presented by Carlton Cinema at Carlton Cinema, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The film is written by Julia Lederer, based on her stage play, and is set in a world where...

[more+]

The film is written by Julia Lederer, based on her stage play, and is set in a world where hearts are made of inanimate objects and people suppress emotions to escape into technology, the story shares the travails of a vibrant young woman deftly played by Anna Maguire (Violation), who rips out her heart for the man she loves, played to mild-mannered perfection by Hamza Haq (Transplant) who promptly disappears with it.

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Tags:  Art

Big Mic Energy - Free Monday Comedy Mic

05-27-2024

Presented by Maracas Media at Another Bar, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Mon, May 06 @ 7:00 pm Mon, May 13 @ 7:00 pm Mon, May 20 @ 7:00 pm Mon, May 27 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Come watch Toronto's funniest comedians try out new jokes while enjoying delicious drinks and...

[more+]

Come watch Toronto's funniest comedians try out new jokes while enjoying delicious drinks and food at the super cool Another Bar. Sponsored by Great Lakes Brewery 🍻

Free entrance but seats are limited. Get your tix below 👇🪇👌
Another Bar, 926 Bloor St. W. 1 block from Ossington subway station 🙌

Comedians who want to perform:
🪇Doors open at 6pm
🪇Sign Up at 6:30pm
🪇Show Starts at 7pm
🪇5 min sets
🪇Real Audience
🪇No bumps
🪇Open until the last comic goes up
🪇Food and Drink specials all night long
🪇Weekly Writing Challenge

For more information follow Maracas Media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/maracasmedia
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Maracasmedia/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@MaracasMedia

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Tags:   Free Stage

Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship 2024

04-24-2024

Presented by Grand Slam of Curling at Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 15 @ 12:00 am Tue, Apr 16 @ 12:00 am Wed, Apr 17 @ 12:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 18 @ 12:00 am Fri, Apr 19 @ 12:00 am Sat, Apr 20 @ 12:00 am Sun, Apr 21 @ 12:00 am Mon, Apr 22 @ 12:00 am Tue, Apr 23 @ 12:00 am Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Tags:   Sports

In the Collage Gallery: puppets by Sae Kimura

05-25-2024

Presented by Gallery Arcturus at Gallery Arcturus, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm + 27 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 14 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 21 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 23 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Meet a dramatic cast of puppet sculptures by Sae Kimura, upstairs in the Collage Gallery as part...

[more+]

Meet a dramatic cast of puppet sculptures by Sae Kimura, upstairs in the Collage Gallery as part of an ongoing installation.

The artist's papier-mâché figures join a collection of collage pieces by multiple artists in an environment curated by deborah harris.

The Genesis Gallery: https://arcturus.ca/genesis/
main floor exhibit spaces that explore a theme or a question
--
Up North Gallery:
https://arcturus.ca/north/
--
Ascending Gallery:
https://arcturus.ca/ascending/
mobile sculpture, painting, pastel
--
Collage Gallery:
https://arcturus.ca/collage/
rotating works including by harris, Boyd, Kimura
--
The Library:
https://arcturus.ca/library/
paintings, Floyd Kuptana sculptures + an indoor garden
--
The Dark Room:
https://arcturus.ca/darkroom/

--
The Drawing Room:
https://arcturus.ca/drawing-room
works by Hanequand, Kassian, Sapp and more

--
The Studio:
https://arcturus.ca/studio/

come to the lower level for an often busy working space

--
Subscribe to our email lists:
Gallery events via info@arcturus.ca
Get engaging images and text at https://www.dailyartblog.ca/
--

Gallery Arcturus, 80 Gerrard St. East, 416-977-1077   info@arcturus.ca

Hours:  Tues – Sat,  12noon – 5:30pm

The Foundation for the Study of Objective Art

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Tags:   Art Media & Design

In the Genesis Gallery at Arcturus

05-31-2024

Presented by Gallery Arcturus at Gallery Arcturus, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm + 31 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 14 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 21 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 23 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 28 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 31 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

“Building an Ark” & “moved by the invisible” continue as the current exhibits on the...

[more+]

“Building an Ark” & “moved by the invisible” continue as the current exhibits on the main floor, in the west and east rooms of the Genesis Gallery space. And come see continuously installed work on the second and third floors including in the new Photographic Gallery.

All galleries open from Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 5:30pm. Free admission.

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Tags:   Art Culture & Heritage Media & Design

Public Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre 2024

04-15-2024

Presented by TO Live at The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm Mon, Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm

Public Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Public Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

[less-]
Tags:  Culture & Heritage

With Love And A Major Organ Screening

04-18-2024

Presented by Carlton Cinema at Carlton Cinema, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The film is written by Julia Lederer, based on her stage play, and is set in a world where...

[more+]

The film is written by Julia Lederer, based on her stage play, and is set in a world where hearts are made of inanimate objects and people suppress emotions to escape into technology, the story shares the travails of a vibrant young woman deftly played by Anna Maguire (Violation), who rips out her heart for the man she loves, played to mild-mannered perfection by Hamza Haq (Transplant) who promptly disappears with it.

[less-]
Tags:  Art

Big Mic Energy - Free Monday Comedy Mic

05-27-2024

Presented by Maracas Media at Another Bar, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Mon, May 06 @ 7:00 pm Mon, May 13 @ 7:00 pm Mon, May 20 @ 7:00 pm Mon, May 27 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Come watch Toronto's funniest comedians try out new jokes while enjoying delicious drinks and...

[more+]

Come watch Toronto's funniest comedians try out new jokes while enjoying delicious drinks and food at the super cool Another Bar. Sponsored by Great Lakes Brewery 🍻

Free entrance but seats are limited. Get your tix below 👇🪇👌
Another Bar, 926 Bloor St. W. 1 block from Ossington subway station 🙌

Comedians who want to perform:
🪇Doors open at 6pm
🪇Sign Up at 6:30pm
🪇Show Starts at 7pm
🪇5 min sets
🪇Real Audience
🪇No bumps
🪇Open until the last comic goes up
🪇Food and Drink specials all night long
🪇Weekly Writing Challenge

For more information follow Maracas Media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/maracasmedia
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Maracasmedia/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@MaracasMedia

[less-]
Tags:   Free Stage

Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship 2024

04-24-2024

Presented by Grand Slam of Curling at Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 15 @ 12:00 am Tue, Apr 16 @ 12:00 am Wed, Apr 17 @ 12:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 18 @ 12:00 am Fri, Apr 19 @ 12:00 am Sat, Apr 20 @ 12:00 am Sun, Apr 21 @ 12:00 am Mon, Apr 22 @ 12:00 am Tue, Apr 23 @ 12:00 am Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Tags:   Sports

In the Collage Gallery: puppets by Sae Kimura

05-25-2024

Presented by Gallery Arcturus at Gallery Arcturus, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm + 27 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 14 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 21 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 23 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Meet a dramatic cast of puppet sculptures by Sae Kimura, upstairs in the Collage Gallery as part...

[more+]

Meet a dramatic cast of puppet sculptures by Sae Kimura, upstairs in the Collage Gallery as part of an ongoing installation.

The artist's papier-mâché figures join a collection of collage pieces by multiple artists in an environment curated by deborah harris.

The Genesis Gallery: https://arcturus.ca/genesis/
main floor exhibit spaces that explore a theme or a question
--
Up North Gallery:
https://arcturus.ca/north/
--
Ascending Gallery:
https://arcturus.ca/ascending/
mobile sculpture, painting, pastel
--
Collage Gallery:
https://arcturus.ca/collage/
rotating works including by harris, Boyd, Kimura
--
The Library:
https://arcturus.ca/library/
paintings, Floyd Kuptana sculptures + an indoor garden
--
The Dark Room:
https://arcturus.ca/darkroom/

--
The Drawing Room:
https://arcturus.ca/drawing-room
works by Hanequand, Kassian, Sapp and more

--
The Studio:
https://arcturus.ca/studio/

come to the lower level for an often busy working space

--
Subscribe to our email lists:
Gallery events via info@arcturus.ca
Get engaging images and text at https://www.dailyartblog.ca/
--

Gallery Arcturus, 80 Gerrard St. East, 416-977-1077   info@arcturus.ca

Hours:  Tues – Sat,  12noon – 5:30pm

The Foundation for the Study of Objective Art

[less-]
Tags:   Art Media & Design

In the Genesis Gallery at Arcturus

05-31-2024

Presented by Gallery Arcturus at Gallery Arcturus, Toronto
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm + 31 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 14 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 21 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 23 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 28 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 31 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

“Building an Ark” & “moved by the invisible” continue as the current exhibits on the...

[more+]

“Building an Ark” & “moved by the invisible” continue as the current exhibits on the main floor, in the west and east rooms of the Genesis Gallery space. And come see continuously installed work on the second and third floors including in the new Photographic Gallery.

All galleries open from Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 5:30pm. Free admission.

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Tags:   Art Culture & Heritage Media & Design

Yonge Street Looking North, Taken from South of Dundas. Pedestrians on sidewalk and cars on road.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood is a vibrant melting pot of arts and culture and history, showcasing a diverse business mix of restaurants, retail, services and more!

Member Businesses

Pedestrians Annually

Residents

A busy intersection showing a lot of cars and people walking.

Since

2001

A world leading downtown neighbourhood renowned for its culture, commerce, opportunity and liveability.

The Downtown Yonge B.I.A has been working to ensure our members thrive by strengthening the culture and economy of the neighbourhood through our programs, partnerships and advocacy.

community

Our Values

Responsive

We recognize and prioritize the challenges that are imminent & time sensitive with targeted programming and collaboration.

Collaborative

We recognize the need to develop partnerships that focus on addressing key challenges affecting the local area.

Inclusive

We represent the needs of diverse people & businesses. We convene conversations that balance these perspectives.

Innovative

We are creative and forward-thinking in our approach to solving challenges, building partnerships, and developing strategies.

Results-Oriented

We focus on delivering services and solutions that are effective, measurable, and scalable.