From Play the Parks, our annual summer concert series in the parks to our spectacular holiday tree lighting ceremony Illuminite, we host events all year to further animate our streets and parks!Explore
Neon Museum… Friar’s Music Museum… Walking tours… we’ve got many different types of initiatives aimed at preserving the culture and showcasing the history of this incredible neighbourhood.Learn More
Our Development Map (updated quarterly) shows just how much growth there in this area! We strive to be involved in all conversations to ensure the growth is sustainable and can integrate into the fabric of the neighbourhood.Learn More
Our full-time Clean Streets Team is always out in the neighbourhood ensuring the area is clean and welcoming. If you spot them, make sure you say hi!Learn More
Our in-house economic development team enhances the work we do through research and metrics, as well as providing fee-for-service work to other BIAs and organizations. Our Safe and Inclusive portfolio is also under our economic development team.Learn More
A world leading downtown neighbourhood renowned for its culture, commerce, opportunity and liveability.
We strengthen the culture and economy of the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood through collaborative leadership, and transformative experiences and investments.
We ask timely questions and champion the needs of our members and the neighbourhood. We encourage strategic, sustainable decision making to build the culture and prosperity of the neighbourhood. We develop partnerships in support of long-term transformative change.
We represent the needs of a diversity of people and businesses. We are convenors of conversations that help balance multiple priorities and perspectives.
We are creative and forward thinking in our approach to solving issues, building partnerships, and developing strategies, events and animations.
We serve, engage, and communicate with our members, partners and stakeholders clearly and consistently, and act with integrity in every decision and action. We are balanced in the stewardship of all financial and human resources.
In 2016, we embarked on a six month long community conversation, talking to members, stakeholders and neighbours about their vision for Downtown Yonge and the reality of the neighbourhood’s complexity. Living Yonge is the result of this extensive review to guarantee a consistent approach to the future of this vibrant neighbourhood.
Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
40 Dundas Street West, suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5G2C2
Interim Executive Director647-466-0284
Executive Assistant and Arts & Culture Liaison- On maternity leave until 2023
Vice President, Operations, Ontario Portfolio, Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview
General Manager, Chelsea Hotel
Owner, Salad King
Vice President of Development, KingSett Capital
Interim Executive Director
Senior Manager, Security and Life Safety, Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview
General Manager, Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview
Chief Operations Officer, HNR Properties ltd, Director, HNR Dundas Square Tower ltd
Media and Artist Development Manager, Massey Hall/RTH
Managing Partner of the Lalani Group
Assistant Vice-President, University Relations, Toronto Metropolitan University
General Manager of Retail Services, The Tenor
CFO and Vice President, Operations, Supply Chain Canada
The election of the Board takes place at the Annual General Meeting. The term aligns with City Council and is four years in length.
People who are owners, operators, partners, officers, directors or employees of a business within the DYBIA, as well as stakeholders in the neighbourhood. City councillors are not eligible for nomination. All commercial property owners and tenants are likewise eligible for nomination.
The Board currently has 11 members in addition to representation from Toronto City Council.
Board meetings are held bi-monthly and last approximately 2-3 hours. Board members are furthermore expected to attend a certain number of member or DYBIA events during the year, as well as dedicate time to preparing for Board meetings.