National Indigenous Peoples Month

  •  June, 2022
By Sean Delaney In June, Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, proclaimed June as National Indigenous Peoples Month. National Indigenous Peoples Month is a time to learn, reflect, and celebrate the diversity of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit across Tkaronto and all of Turtle Island. It reminds us to con...

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Emery’s Marian Shrine of Gratitude is a special place to visit

  •  June, 2022
By Sean Delaney The Marian Shrine of Gratitude may not be known to many in Toronto. Still, the striking shrine is hidden at the end of a secluded path behind the Carmine Stefano Community Centre. In all it’s beautiful glory, the shrine features a statue of Mother Mary beneath a more prominent statu...

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Toronto to be first MICHELIN Guide destination in Canada

  •  June, 2022
Recently representatives from MICHELIN Guide visited Toronto to announce that the city would become the first MICHELIN Guide destination in Canada and the sixth in North America. Mayor John Tory was joined by representatives from MICHELIN, Destination Toronto, Destination Ontario and Destination Ca...

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To mask, or not to mask? For a business, what does reopening mean?

  •  April, 2022
By Sean Delaney Toronto is now in the Roadmap Exit Step of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen, and for many small business owners, as well as large corporations, there remains some confusion on just what this means. Thankfully, the City of Toronto has made several resources available to busine...

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Publisher’s comment - February 2022

  •  March, 2022
Fortunately, in Toronto, we are beginning to see the numbers of COVID-19 cases drop after months of painful increases and extremely high case counts. Recently, it’s been more challenging to figure out the exact number of new daily infections due to the lack of asymptomatic and symptomatic testing gu...

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Noooobody! ......compared to Mel Lastman Toronto Mayor, businessman, father, lost at 88 years of age

  •  February, 2022
By Sean Delaney Mel Lastman has died at the age of 88. “The best part about him was what you saw was what you got. There were no two or three different sides, whether it was him as a politician, a businessman or a father, he was just genuinely a great, great man,” said Mel’s son Blayne Lastm...

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Kara loves TO

  •  December, 2021
By Sean Delaney Thank you to Kara for taking the time to submit such a fantastic photo for our ShowLoveTO contest. Kara won a gift certificate to her local restaurant of choice, and she chose Emery’s very own Pannino Cappuccino on Weston Rd. ShowLoveTO is a current initiative that encourages resid...

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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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Employment areas on City of Toronto council radar

  •  November, 2021
By Al Ruggero In October, Toronto’s Planning and Housing Committee met to deliberate Planning Staff’s proposal to narrow permitted uses in the City’s Employment Areas. Phase 1 advances the process of Zoning Conformity. Zoning Conformity for Employment Areas (under OPA 231) started in 2013 and refle...

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Welcome back, Toronto!

  •  October, 2021
By Sean Delaney This is our moment to show love to the places, spaces, businesses, and people that make Toronto such a vibrant, dynamic and diverse city. Recently, Mayor John Tory and Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson, Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee, in association with f...

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Neighbourhood Stroll- Explore Humber Summit

  •  October, 2021
Now is the time for residents to experience all that tourists have been raving about for years. Discover shops, stops, places and spaces on city main streets. Stay curious, Toronto. This expansive neighbourhood at the north edge of the city stretches from the Humber River to Highway 400. The river ...

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Vaccine aftercare

  •  June, 2021
You’ve gotten your jab in the arm, so what can you expect? now? By Sean Delaney The battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is ramping up, and vaccine availability continues to expand in Toronto, and the rest of Canada. With many of us now taking the first available appointment in an attempt to...

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Emery Village BIA Executive Director's Message - Feb 2021

  •  March, 2021
The Province of Ontario has been in lockdown for the majority of February, and it is essential to keep following stay-at-home orders during this time. On our social media and website, we have posted a number of webinar and learning opportunities to help businesses adjust and grow during this time....

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Councillor's Corner - Jan 2021

  •  February, 2021
Dear Resident, COVID-19 infection rates are on the rise more than ever before. With the current stay-at-home order in place, we need to try our best to prevent exposure by staying home as much as possible. We should only be socializing with those we live with and making essential supply trips when ...

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A year to remember

  •  January, 2021
By Sean Delaney It’s likely going to be a year that is talked about for many years to come. 2020. And according to Toronto City Councillor Anthony Perruzza, he could tell 2020 was going to be memorable - whether in a good or a bad way - almost as soon as the calendar turned. “The challenges star...

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