Executive Director's Message-Jan 2020

This past month, the Emery Village BIA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to review the work done over the course of 2019 and discuss goals for 2020. There was a good turnout in spite of the weather. Three new board members were introduced and many issues important to the business community were addressed.

The BIA will continue working on several development and street scaping projects in the coming years. For those looking to upgrade their storefronts, the Commercial Façade Program now includes changes to accommodate businesses within strip malls and applications for 2020 will be available soon. Also, stay on the lookout for useful business seminars planned later in the year.

The Metrolinx Finch West LRT project is well underway and the BIA will continue working with them to represent the interests of the community. The Finch West Goods Movement Study is now in progress, which enables business members to provide input based on their transportation needs.

Valentines Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking to celebrate with a loved one, check out one of Emery Village’s many restaurants for a special dinner date. If you’re shopping for gifts, consider visiting one of the florists, bakeries or gift shops in the neighbourhood.

We have many exciting events planned for the year, so be sure to stay connected to Emery Village BIA on social media for regular updates. If you are a business owner, please make sure we have your updated information so that you can make use of our promotions and services.


Sandra Farina

Executive Director