Supporting Our
Members’ Success

If your business is located in Downtown Yonge, you’re automatically a member! This gives you access to a slew of programs, services & assistance from the Downtown Yonge BIA team. We’re here to help, whether you are looking for information on government funding opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, or up-to-date data on the neighbourhood.

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Member package

Whether you’ve been a member of the Downtown Yonge BIA for years, or just opened your doors last week, our member package boasts a multitude of resources  and information helpful to your day-to-day operations.

latest member updates

Member Survey 2024

Share your thoughts before March 27 to enter to win some great prizes!

Meet Us On Yonge member event

Join us for an opportunity to meet the Downtown Yonge BIA team and learn more about the organization.

New Trainings for Members

New webinars and trainings available to Downtown Yonge BIA members.

Perks of being a member of the downtown yonge bia

We have a dedicated team of people passionate about the downtown Yonge St neighbourhood ready to help you ensure the success of your business. Explore the different departments we have below.

Full-time clean streets team

From sidewalk snow removal to graffiti removal, our Clean Streets Team are out 7 days a week to ensure the neighbourhood is looking clean and inviting.

Click here to learn more

On-Street Issues Reporting

If you see an on-street issue such as a broken light post, let our team know and we can fix it!

Check out our issues reporting page

free workshops and webinars

The Downtown Yonge BIA is always looking for new ways to bolster our members’ capacity through new trainings and seminars.

Check them out here

neighbourhood street outreach team

Our Community Engagement Team is a unique outreach team that provides rapid-response support and intervention for non-violent crisis situations in member businesses, as well as traditional street outreach services.

Click here to learn more

year-round activations & events

There is always something going on in Downtown Yonge, including our slate of over 60 events + activations throughout the neighbourhood, attracting visitors and residents alike to our eclectic, vibrant community!

Check out our events calendar

 

up-to-date neighbourhood analytics

Our extensive data portfolio gives members access to insights into visitors, traffic flows, office occupancy and more! Some data resources include:

  • Bi-weekly traffic flow updates
  • Bi-annual economic update
  • Access to data from our 24/7 traffic counting system

Check out our Research page for a sample of our data

 

additional exposure for your business

As a member of the Downtown Yonge BIA, you gain access to our nearly 20,000 followers across various social media platforms where you can share promotions, latest happenings from your business and more!

The BIA also boasts more than 2,000 e-newsletter recipients, giving your business more opportunities to reach broader audiences.

Don’t forget we also have our extensive business directory, which showcases all Downtown Yonge members have to offer!

an advocate for your concerns

Our staff advocate municipally, provincially and federally for our members’ concerns, ensuring the business community’s voice is heard.

Webinars & workshops

Available to Downtown Yonge BIA members only, these webinars and workshops are part of our commitment to ensuring our members are equipped with the tools and information they need to make better decisions in their businesses. Explore the different topics available below.

Situational Awareness for Businesses and their Employees

Presented by the Toronto Police Service

These sessions will explore personal safety, situational awareness and keeping yourself safe in all circumstances.

This 90 minute webinar presented by PC Anthony Lamanna from 52 Division, Toronto Police Service will focus on personal safety, whether you are walking, taking transit, driving or in a business. We will also discuss strategies for managing confrontations or in challenging spaces.

Dates:

February 28, 2024, 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm

June 11, 2024, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
(registration information coming soon)

September 05, 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Safety-by-Design for Businesses & Property Owners 

Presented by the Toronto Police Service

Are you looking for ways to enhance the safety of your business or property? Safeguard against theft, break and enters, and vandalism?

This 90min webinar presented by Sgt. Henry Dyck from the Neighbourhood Community Office at 51 Division of the Toronto Police Service will focus on smart strategies for building and business safety planning, as well as look at some of the crime trends in the neighbourhood.

Dates:

April 23, 2024, 10:00am-11:30am
(registration information below)

August 15, 2024, 1:30pm-3:00pm

November 07, 2024, 2:30pm-4:00pm

Toronto Visitor Economy Update

Presented by Destination Toronto

Gain insights during this 30 minute webinar about the state of the tourism industry in Toronto and current trends seen in the visitor economy.

This session will include a brief presentation by Andrew Weir, Executive Vice President, Destination Development for Destination Toronto, followed by a Q&A.

Date:

February 22, 2024, 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm

Downtown Yonge Economic Update- Q4 2023

Presented by the Downtown Yonge BIA

Learn more about the state of the Downtown Yonge economy through our  pre-recorded webinar. This 10 minute presentation details changes in pedestrian flows, retail vacancy information, office occupancy and more.

De-Escalation for Streetfront Retailers

Presented by the City of Toronto

In this webinar, we’ll explore using supportive communication and de-escalation skills with individuals who may be displaying agitated behaviours in your business. 

get in touch and get the most out of your Downtown Yonge BIA Membership

Our team is here to help you succeed and we are always looking for new ways to engage with our members! 

Get to know our team and learn more about our services.