Emery Village BIA Executive Director's Message - Sept 2021

  •  October, 2021
As the colder weather is around the corner and restrictions are lifting, now is a great time to get out and show love for your community in these hard times. From September 20 to December 14, a giant heart will appear at the northeast corner of Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue. We encourage you to ...

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Emery Village BIA Executive Director's Message - Aug 2021

  •  September, 2021
Hello everyone, We wish all students starting a new school year in September a successful, safe, and exciting year ahead. Although the last year has been hard with lockdowns and restrictions, things are slowly starting to get back to normal. We hope you have a wonderful school year. On Septemb...

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Emery Village BIA Executive Director's message - July 2021

  •  August, 2021
You can now check your eligibility for your second COVID-19 vaccine at: www.covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccine-booking-support The Emery Village BIA will be posting vaccine clinics regularly on our website and social media, so please look out for those opportunities. Ontario is continuing on it...

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Emery Collegiate vaccine clinic with a cool twist

  •  July, 2021
By Sean Delaney The sun was shining and temperatures hit 32 Celsius on June 28th. It was a near-perfect day to nab your first or second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at Emery Collegiate Institute (C.I.). TDSB Trustee Christopher Mammoliti, Emery C.I. Principal, Maria Palermo and Al Rugg...

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A BIA beautification update - Steeles in bloom for 2021

  •  November, 2020
By Sean Delaney Construction is almost finished along Steeles Avenue W from Fenmar Drive to Weston Road. The Emery Village BIA, along with funding from the City of Toronto’s Economic Development Branch, are bringing much needed boulevard beautification to this neglected but essential corridor. S...

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Executive Director's Message - June 2020

  •  July, 2020
As the province starts slowly allowing restaurants and businesses to open, there is a lot to be aware of and keep in mind to stay safe while operating. A lot of rules for benefits have changed as well. Stay up to date with the latest changes on the front page of: www.emeryvillagebia.ca The site ha...

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Jobs, jobs, jobs - BIA is hosting a job fair

  •  March, 2020
By Sean Delaney The Emery Village BIA is hosting a community-wide job fair to connect local talent with local employers. The event is being held April 4th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Famee Furlane Event Centre, at 7065 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge. If you are a business member looking t...

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A community with strength - Humberlea strong

  •  October, 2019
By Sean Delaney The second annual Humberlea community Picnic in the Park saw hundreds join together at Strathburn Park on Saturday Sept. 14. By all accounts the event was a huge success with a fabulous turnout. The weather was perfect and why not? Nobody’s raining on this parade. D...

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Emery BIA’s Movie in the Park

  •  August, 2019
By Sean Delaney Strong neighbourhoods build strong communities. It’s essential for people to get out of their houses, mingle and get to know those who live around them. Fortunately, the Emery Business Improvement Area (BIA) along with the City of Toronto had the foresight and resources to des...

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Another Tim’s Camp Day success for Emery

  •  June, 2019
By Sean Delaney Wednesday, June 5 saw the celebration of the 2019 annual Tim Hortons Camp Day in Emery and across Canada. Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons Restaurants is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. Tim Hortons Foundatio...

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Emery Village BIA and 31 Division toy drive

  •  December, 2018
Delta Bingo and Gaming Downsview aids 2018 initiative By Sean Delaney Provincial Constable Jennifer Rai, who helps assist 31 Division with community outreach in the Emery Village area, along with other members from the Division, were on hand at Delta Bingo and Gaming Downsview to pick up toy...

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It’s History in the Making

  •  September, 2018
By Sean Delaney The recent unveiling of the Italian Gardens Historical Marker was spearheaded by the Emery Village Business Improvement Association (BIA), and part of a celebration to mark the completion of a revitalization project in Humber Summit. The Historical Marker is located on the ...

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Movie in the park - June 2018

  •  July, 2018
By Sean Delaney The Emery Village BIA’s “Movie in the Park” has become a perennial summer tradition in Emery Village. A rite of passage, if you will, as the event takes place on the night of the last day of school. Gaining considerable momentum from last year, more than 700 people attended...

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Delta Bingo & 31 Division Collect Toys

  •  December, 2017
A Mountain of Toys For All the Girls and Boys By Sean Delaney For five years running , the great staff at Delta Bingo have helped to raise a mountain of toys for the annual 31 Division Police Toy Drive. Jennifer Baker, the newly minted Operations Manager at Delta, along with her team of ...

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Charity Gala a smashing success

  •  November, 2017
By Sean Delaney On Friday Oct. 27, the Emery Village BIA hosted the third annual Emery Charity Gala in support of local charities. More than 350 guests were treated to the opulence and grandeur expected of a venetian doge – ornamental colombina masks, gilded table-sets and champagne flutes cont...

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Insightful impressions from Emery’s new Poet Laureate

  •  July, 2017
By Sean Delaney On June 6, Laurence Hutchman conducted a poetry reading session at the Carmine Stefano Community Centre. About 40 people attended for the 7 p.m. start time. Hutchman has now written two books of poetry about Emery. The most recent, Two Maps of Emery, is presently printing a s...

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A mountain of toys for all the girls and boys!

  •  January, 2017
By Sean Delaney Once again our hats go off to all the great staff at Delta Bingo who helped to raise a mountain of toys for the annual 31 Division Police Toy Drive. Joan Morgan and her team of volunteers, along with a long list of generous patrons, were able to surpass all of our wildest ex...

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Mayor John Tory Visits Emery Village Offices

  •  December, 2015
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti arranged a ward 7 tour for Mayor John Tory in November and had the Mayor drop by the EVBIA ofices for a quick visit. Following up on the Mayor’s attendance at our last public meeting in the summer to discuss the plans for the LRT along Finch, Tory expressed interest ...

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There Are 100,000 Ways to Help

  •  November, 2015
From the proceeds of the first annual Emery Village Gala, Emery Charity presented a $100,000 cheque to Tony Sampogna of the Humber River Hospital Foundation. The Humber River Hospital will provide, state of the art health services to all of the Emery community and beyond. What a night! Silv...

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The first annual Emery charity gala

  •  November, 2015
By Sean Delaney On Friday October 30th, the Emery Village BIA hosted the first annual Emery Charity Gala. Attended by more than 350 community members, the evening took on the exquisite look of a grand Venetian carnival. Long gowns, some in period pieces from the mid 1,800s with f...

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Emery Village BIA Executive Director’s message

  •  May, 2014
As the snow begins to melt and the ice begins to thaw, our community starts to perk up and think about one thing, summer! I just want to remind everyone that due to the treacherous winter we just had, our beautiful landscaping will take a bit of time to get back up to par. However, I can assure you ...

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Start your engines - Let’s get shopping!

  •  May, 2014
The Emery Village Rewards VISA Prepaid Card Will Hit Stores April 22, 2014. The Emery Village Business Improvement Association (BIA) launched a new Prepaid VISA card to give residents and business members an opportunity to save money while they shop local. Emery’s Ward 7 Councillor, Giorgio Ma...

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Emery Village BIA Executive Director’s message

  •  January, 2014
Ringing in the New Year in Emery Productive times ahead in 2014 for businesses and members As one year ends, another one begins – full of hope and promise. The idea behind a New Years Resolution comes from having a goal or a dream in mind where you give yourself a timeline of a year to achieve...

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Emery Village BIA Director's Message

  •  December, 2013
Emery Village BIA Executive Director’s message Tis’ The Season How do you spread holiday cheer in a community with already so much passion and respect for their neighbours and business members? I will tell you, the answer is being a part of the Emery Village community. Myself, along with the boa...

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Keeping Emery active

  •  October, 2013
Helping our local neighbourhood stay vibrant is the one of the many goals the Emery Village BIA has for our community. Since joining the Emery Village BIA back in 2005, I have had the privilege to watch Emery Village blossom into the largest employment zone in North America. With 2700 business membe...

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Wine Fest 2013

  •  October, 2013
The 2013 Wine Fest takes place in Humber Summit On Saturday, September 14, Emery Village will host the largest street party the area has ever seen: Emery Village BIA (Business Improvement Area) Presents Wine Fest in Humber Summit. It should see hundreds descend upon Plunkett and Satterly Roads t...

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Emery Village BIA Director’s Welcome

  •  October, 2013
On behalf of the Emery Village BIA, I wish to welcome the Emery Village Voice on the occasion of its first edition. We hope, in the coming months that you enjoy the newspaper as much as we do, and in seeing in its pages the exciting neighbourhood, great businesses and characters that make up Emery V...

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Movie in his park - Joseph Bannon would be proud

  •  October, 2013
It was the evening of July 5. Maria and her husband looked up at the sky warily. July had been wet. June had been cool. It just seemed to rain and rain and rain. But, tonight, there seemed to be a break. Later, the rain had just stopped. With the grass was still wet, Maria looked at her husband ...

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