Helping Toronto business keep their work place healthy

  •  May, 2022
By Sean Delaney On April 12th, the Emery Village BIA, in partnership with Toronto Public Health, held a walk-in vaccination clinic at the Carmine Stefano Community Centre. The clinic was arranged and promoted by the BIA and explicitly targeted Emery Businesses, their employees, and immediate ...

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Yesterday and Today - April 2022

  •  May, 2022
By Tim Lambrinos Previously printed. Back in 1955, a quaint little pioneer town was valiantly attempting to continue to thrive as a proper rural community. Little known to many in this rural community, the 1948 Township of North York’s Official Plan was about to set the wheels in motion for ra...

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Executive Director’s message - January 2022

  •  February, 2022
Emery Village BIA Executive Director’s message This year has seen one of the largest snowfalls since 1965 and we were very happy to see the community come together to help clear the walkways. We are particularly grateful to the young teenagers and adults who came out to help the senior citizens ...

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Another successful Emery Village food and toy drive

  •  January, 2022
By Sean Delaney Putting a smile on a child’s face is important this time of year. Thankfully, numerous local businesses help contribute to the many community toy and food drives. The wish is that all children experience the wonder and joy of receiving a gift, and families can celebrate the festiv...

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Judy Sgro wants a happier, healthier spring for Emery

  •  January, 2022
By Sean Delaney Humber River – Black Creek MP Judy Sgro credited her staff and volunteers with helping her office aid constituents and businesses in 2021, by going above and beyond for their community. “It’s been a tremendous challenge to try to reach out to as many local people and businesses and...

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Emery Village BIA Executive Director's Message - Dec 2021

  •  January, 2022
Emery Village BIA Executive Director’s message As this year comes to an end, the Emery Village BIA would like to wish everyone in the community a happy, healthy holiday season and a happy new year. We know that this year has been hard with several adjustments due to COVID-19 restrictions. As we all...

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Financial relief: A new property tax subclass for small businesses

  •  December, 2021
By Jessica Pointon Assistant to City Councillor Anthony Perruzza COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented impacts on many companies and stores, especially small businesses. On November 9, 2021, City Council approved a 15 percent reduction in the property tax rate for small businesses through a new p...

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Councillor’s Corner - Nov 2021

  •  December, 2021
Dear Resident, As we approach the end of 2021, I want to recognize our COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Humber River-Black Creek. Specifically, I want to highlight health organizations like Black Creek Community Health Centre, Humber River Hospital, the City of Toronto’s Public Health staff, religiou...

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Wishing a safe and happy holiday

  •  December, 2021
Executive Director’s message Wishing a safe and happy holiday From everyone at Emery Village BIA, we hope you and your families have a safe and happy start to the holiday season. Although things have been different in the community this year because of continued COVID-19 restrictions, we hope to ...

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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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Welcome back TDSB students, staff and community

  •  September, 2021
First of all, I hope you have had a wonderful summer. To say you earned a much-needed break over the last year would be a massive understatement, so instead, we look to positively turn the page, learn what we can from the recent past and build towards a safer re-opening for our 2021-2022 school year...

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Land use legislation good for business

  •  August, 2021
By Al Ruggero Have you ever wondered why some buildings are where they are and not elsewhere? If you live in an exclusive residential community, you can reasonably assume that no one would tear down your neighbours’ homes to build a chemical recycling plant. The legal structures governing land ...

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Emery Village BIA - June 2021

  •  July, 2021
Emery Village BIA Executive Director's message Emery Village BIA would like to wish all graduates of the 2021 class warm congratulations. Despite all of the challenges you faced this year, your hard work has paid off and we wish you continued success. Thank you to everyone who signed up for a ...

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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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Spill sees BIA security in action

  •  May, 2021
On the morning of April 14, a cloud of orange smoke closed Hwy 400 in both directions. Just after 11 a.m., Toronto police responded to a fire at an industrial factory in Emery Village. According to Toronto Fire Services, a chemical reaction occurred at an industrial fertilizer factory which resulted...

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Emery BIA awarded for innovation

  •  May, 2021
By Sean Delaney The Emery Village BIA was recently awarded the $25,000 Innovation Fund. The award was for the organizations efforts to provide the community with the COVID-19 Work Safe program. The Innovation Grant, awarded by the City of Toronto, recognizes Business Improvement Areas for devel...

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Yesterday and Today - March 2021

  •  April, 2021
Bringing it together at Amansie Place By Tim Lambrinos Travelling near the centre of Emery Village, residents will see City councillor Anthony Perruzza has a new curbside presence. His constituency office is now located along the front walkway of Amansie Place, a large apartment building on t...

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Emery Village BIA - March 2021

  •  April, 2021
Executive Director's Message The Government of Canada has begun rolling out the vaccination process for high priority groups. Those who meet the criteria for vaccinations can now start pre-registering and registering to get vaccinated at Humber River Hospital’s COVax Clinic. The eligibility r...

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Executive Director's message - Dec 2020

  •  January, 2021
As we finish the holiday season and enter the new year, it is important to help keep our community and employees safe – we encourage all BIA members to take Emery Village BIA’s SkillsPass COVID-19 Work Safe Course. Find out more online at: emerybia.skillspass.com If you have not yet done so, y...

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Emery hospitality needs your help

  •  November, 2020
By Sean Delaney The Emery Village Voice along with the Emery BIA have been aggressively marketing and highlighting issues and opportunities affecting our essential restaurant and hospitality industry. Many hospitality companies were already operating on razor-thin margins before the pandemic-dr...

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A helpful hand for Emery businesses

  •  May, 2020
Message concerning the current health crisis from the Emery BIA’s Board of Management. Greetings to all in Emery Village. To say this has been a challenge for all businesses and workers in the commercial sector of Emery, would be an understatement. We trust that the challenging precautions th...

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Together to keep Emery moving

  •  May, 2019
By Sean Delaney On April 11th representatives from the Emery Village BIA, Dukes Heights BIA, the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, Councillor Perruzza’s office along with local freight carriers, who’s rapid transportation flow of goods is of paramount necessity, met at the Julius Banquet Hall for a...

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Finch West LRT expected complete in 2023

  •  February, 2019
By Sean Delaney You can cross Finch in a pinch. How often have you complained about how difficult it is to get around Emery and beyond on public transit? Well, say hello to the Finch West LRT. It’s the new 11-kilometre light rail transit line that will make commuting in Toronto easier tha...

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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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Mega city election a goodbye to incumbents

  •  November, 2018
By Tim Lambrinos On Oct. 22, the City of Toronto held their municipal elections. The Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, trimmed the political field so that our community, and the community to our east, would be represented by a singular municipal official at City Hall. The timing of t...

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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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Another first for Humber River Hospital

  •  March, 2018
By Sean Delaney Toronto’s Humber River Hospital has partnered with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA) to launch a new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot. This marks the first time a Canadian hospital has recruited a humanoid robot. Pepper is a 4-foot (1.2-metre) tall humanoid robot feat...

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A park to make all of Emery Village proud

  •  March, 2018
By Sean Delaney We continue to follow up on one of the most exciting new projects in Emery Village –our future Indigenous park. As last reported, the Etobicoke/York community council deferred discussion of the December city parks, forestry, and recreation staff report until Feb. 21. The meeting...

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A neighbourhood recreational skating rink for Emery families

  •  February, 2018
By Sean Delaney The wintery icy skating rink located at Joseph Bannon Park is an ideal location for some outdoor wintertime recreation. The park is in the south-east of the community at Sheppard and Weston Rd, in the south end of a large park. The outdoor ice rink is surfaced and flooded eve...

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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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Senior Art Class

  •  December, 2017
Being social has its benefits By Sean Delaney December is always a time to celebrate and the local Emery Seniors Art group knows how to make that happen with style. I once again had the pleasure to stop in and see first had the fun, comradry and artistic development that is taking place with...

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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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Emery Village BIA Director's Message - Sept

  •  September, 2014
On behalf of all the Emery Village BIA staff and executive board, we would like to cordially invite you to our second Annual Wine Festival at Humber Summit happening on September 13, 2014 on Plunkett and Satterly Road (just off Islington Ave in Humber Summit just south of Steeles Ave. ). This year...

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Movie in the park a huge success

  •  July, 2014
Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! All these animals (balloon, of course) showed up at our first Movie in the Park night on June 27th at Joseph Bannon Park. Over 600 community members and residents came out to enjoy a movie under the stars with their fellow friends and family. This year we ...

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Improved transit but increased driving times

  •  July, 2014
BY SANDRA FARINA Metrolinx is moving forward with its plan for a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system along Finch Ave. On July 9, Metrolinx hosted a public open house at the Julius Banquet Centre at 2201 Finch Ave W in order to present its plans for the proposed light rail vehicle maintenance and stor...

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Emery BIA launches LRT advocacy

  •  July, 2014
Emery Village BIA launches a public advocacy campaign to change the proposed Finch Avenue West LRT By Sean Delaney On June 3rd, 2014 the Emery Village Business Improvement Area held a public meeting to release their independent study of the future impacts of the proposed LRT for Finch Avenue...

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Do you own a business in Emery Village?

  •  July, 2014
Want to move into the digital age? The BIA invites you to come join us for two exciting free seminars. Seminar One: The Power of Many July 16th 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Carmine Stefano Community Centre 3100 Weston Road, Room 126. Free delicious breakfast to be served! For those that have ...

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Emery Village BIA: The future of transit

  •  May, 2014
With a provincial election underway and the mayoralty race beginning, the future of transit is on the public radar once again. On Tuesday, June 3 at 7 pm, Emery Village BIA will host an information night at St. Basil-the-Great Catholic High School regarding the proposed Finch Avenue LRT. The proje...

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Giving Back From the Emery Village BIA to the community

  •  March, 2014
Friends Helping Sick Kids is one of the many charities that the Emery Village BIA sponsors every year. Frank and Martina Damiano founded the charity in 2000. The goal is to improve the health and wellness of all children by hosting fundraisers to raise money for the Haematology (blood) and Oncology ...

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