Executive Director’s message - March 2024

Emery Village BIA’s Executive Director’s message

As we start to embrace the coming spring season, it’s with great excitement that we announce some fantastic opportunities and updates for our Emery Village businesses and residents.

Firstly, mark your calendars for Thursday, April 18th, as the Emery Village BIA will host its second annual community-wide Job Fair at the Pinecrest Event Centre, located at 17 Vinyl Court, Woodbridge. This event runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and promises to be a valuable opportunity for businesses, big and small, to meet with skilled job seekers.

If your business is on the lookout for new talent, this is your moment. Participation is free for all Emery BIA members, and we encourage you to register on our website at: www.emeryvillagebia.ca

For more details, feel free to email: al@emeryvillagebia.ca

Or call Al Ruggero at: (416) 809-8130

We’re also thrilled to remind you that our Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program is now open for applications until April 30, or until funds run out. This program is designed to help you freshen up your storefronts, making Emery Village even more welcoming and attractive.

If you own a commercial property or are a tenant (with the owner’s okay), you could be eligible for funding to enhance your façade. This includes things like new windows and doors, lighting, signage, and even making entrances more accessible, among others. It’s a chance to not only beautify your space but also to make it more inviting to customers and clients.

The grant can cover half your costs, up to $12,500, for improvements. Plus, there are extra funds available for accessibility upgrades and for businesses with multiple units. Just make sure you apply before the deadline and before starting any work to be eligible.

For any questions or to apply, please contact Michael Saunders at: 416-392-1005

Or email: Michael.Saunders@toronto.ca

We’re here to support and uplift our business community, and let’s continue to make Emery Village a fantastic place to work, shop, and explore.

Sandra Farina

Executive Director