Our Neighbourhood, Above All Else, Must Be Safe and Inclusive For All.
We have begun creating a suite of workshops and training sessions for members to help deal with complex issues that are affecting the neighbourhood as a whole. These include:
Wondering what you can do to help create a safer, more inclusive Downtown Yonge? Reporting all crimes that happen in the area is an easy first step! To make it simple for our members, we created this handy infographic that allows for a better understanding of what crimes are to be reported through the emergency line, which are non-emergency calls, and which can be reported through other means. We encourage all our members to report, report, report!
To better equip our members and stakeholders to deal with the chronic social issues in the neighbourhood, the Downtown Yonge BIA created the Downtown Toronto Drop-In Resource booklet in partnership with Toronto Metropolitan University that lists all the drop-in centres within a 10-15 minute walk of Yonge St and Dundas St. This booklet is updated twice a year; Once for the Summer/Fall seasons and once for the Winter/Spring seasons. Check out the latest one:
Yonge Watch is a weekly e-newsletter providing all the latest information regarding street closures, construction notices, and anything related to safety and cleanliness in Downtown Yonge.