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A comprehensive resource hub for all topics and issues related to BIAs throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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COVID-19 coronavirus The following precautions are recommended. These are the same precautions used for influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves. 1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc. 2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, etc. Lift gasoline dispensers with a paper towel or use a disposable glove. 3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not […]

Minimising BIA Board Attrition

Minimising BIA Board Attrition Introduction of Per Diems Per Diems for BIA Board members are long overdue. Toronto milks BIAs for millions annually and has never shown any appreciation or generosity towards those who serve on these Boards, promoting the city’s interests. Five of the 25 wards have no BIAs. Twenty which have BIAs provide a great source of additional taxes for the city. Toronto’s 83 BIAs are encouraged to […]

Commercial Business Interruptions

We all are aware of the annual Spring and Summer road closures that overwhelm sections Toronto due to upgrading or repairing arterial streets. Thankfully, many of these restrictions affect the local businesses for a week or two resulting in minor inconveniences to the retail/commercial sector. However, there are some major streetscape changes that create a significant effect on these trades by restricting traffic and commerce; causing substantial losses to the […]

How To Be A Good Chair

Role and Conduct of a Good Chair This dissertation defines what a Chair could do to maximize the success of its Management Board. The appropriate qualities are listed with explanation. Also included; some conduct to be avoided. Forethought and Preparation Inexperienced Chairs often mistake their primary role as managing Board meetings. This is a secondary task to be performed and not the most eminent. Initial Meeting When a Board is […]

Decongestion Tax Coming…

Road Closures and Selfish Solutions Every year Toronto is subjected to road closures which not only frustrate traffic flow – but cause economic hardship to Toronto’s business community. The politicians view this as a way of life – ‘the cost of doing business’. But this ‘cost of doing business’ is on the backs of those who provide jobs, development and taxes which prosper our community. These are the key producers […]

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