The City of Toronto organizes and hosts public meetings and conduct polls to determine if there is sufficient interest in establishing a new BIA or expanding the boundaries of an existing BIA.

Expansion of Bloordale Village BIA

The City of Toronto organizes and hosts public meetings and conduct polls to determine if there is sufficient interest in establishing a new BIA or expanding the boundaries of an existing BIA.

  • Expansion of Bloordale Village BIA

On December 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2017, City Council adopted the intention to pass a by-law to designate the expanded Bloordale Village BIA to include properties along Bloor Street West from Lansdowne Avenue to the CNR rail tracks, and also the area between Dufferin Street and Brock Avenue from Bloor Street West south to Croatia Street.

Map of proposed BIA expansion.

Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 19 requires that a formal poll be conducted before passing a bylaw to expand a BIA.

A poll on the proposed Bloordale Village BIA expansion is being held from February 12, 2018 to April 12, 2018.  Find out how BIA polls are conducted and who is eligible to vote.

Participate in the Poll


Background Information

At the April 26, 2017 Board Meeting of the Bloordale Village BIA a motion was passed to initiate the process for a major expansion of the Business Improvement Area.

The proposed expansion would extend the BIA boundaries along Bloor Street West from Lansdowne Avenue to the CNR rail tracks, and would also include the area between Dufferin Street and Brock Avenue from Bloor Street West south to Croatia Street.

The BIA board held a general meeting on May 24, 2017, where a vote was taken and passed by the membership to proceed with expansion process.

The BIA formed a Steering Committee, developed a communication plan, and established goals and objectives for the expansion.

Over the next several months, the Steering Committee canvassed the commercial property owners and commercial tenants to confirm the boundaries of the proposed area.

The Steering Committee also complied interviews and signatures of potential eligible members confirming their support to expand the BIA.

The City of Toronto received a request from the Bloordale Village BIA to conduct a public consultation to discuss the proposed expansion. The public meeting was held on September 27, 2017 at 1312 Bloor Street West, where eligible participants voted in favour by a majority to proceed to the formal polling stage.

For Bloordale Village BIA information please contact:

Liza Lukashjevsky, Chair

Tel. 647-529-0127

Email: bloordalechair@gmail.com

Bloordale Village Expansion Steering Committee Members:

  • Balbir Dhillon, Discount Optical
  • Oliver Kouto, Bee Shop
  • Liza Lukashjevsky, Nut House
  • Jessica Montebello, D-Beastro
  • Matt Park, Burdock

City of Toronto Contact:

Ron Nash
City of Toronto BIA Office
Ron.Nash@toronto.ca
416-392-7354