September Newsletter: Surveys, Board Vacancy & Vintage Crawl

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Our September Newsletter is out and covers items such as:

  • Annual General Meeting: Join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) Thursday October  8th, 2015 @ 6:30pm at the St John’s Polish National Catholic Cathedral, 186 Cowan Ave (basement hall).
  • Board Vacancy: The Parkdale Village BIA wants you to join the Board of Directors! The BIA is governed by a volunteer Board of Management made up of eleven members serving a four-year term concurrent with the term of Council. The Board works on behalf of its BIA members (the shop owners & property owners), along with an Executive Director & Assistant Coordinator and meets regularly to ensure Marketing and Streetscape Strategies are implemented.
  • Cycling Survey & Call for Volunteers: Cycle Toronto Ward 14, as well as other policy and research minded groups around the city are looking for volunteers to help with a transportation study on Queen Street between Dufferin and Roncesvalles. In the coming weeks you may be approached at your business or along Queen Street West and asked to complete a short survey about how Cycling impacts you in Parkdale. In order for the project to work, Cycle Toronto Ward 14 need Volunteers for Sept 16 or Sept 17 and Sept 22 and Oct 3.To volunteer please contact us at  [email protected]
  • Good Food Market Vendors: The Good Food Market, taking place every Wednesday from 3-7pm in Masaryk Park on Cowan Ave, still has some dates available for you to display your goods within a 10×10 tent, at no cost to you – it’s Free! This is a great way for you to introduce your Business to new customers and help build brand awareness. Sell your goods, hand out brochures/coupons and promote your product/service! If you are interested in taking part, call us today.
  • Vintage Crawl: Explore over 50 Vintage shops in Toronto as they open their doors late, from 5pm till 11pm and enjoy shopping, music, drinks, snacks and more – check out the over 8 locations participating in Parkdale – click here for more info!
  • Parkdale Community Economic Planning & Development (PCED) Business Owner Survey: The Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, a community organization in Parkdale is undertaking a community planning and research project for the Parkdale neighbourhood. This project is led by PARC in partnership with many local groups including Parkdale BIA and (one more). As a part of this project, they are conducting a short survey with local business owners, asking who you are, what unique strengths you have for community, and what kind of challenges in Parkdale you face as a business owner.  Over the coming weeks you or your staff may be asked to participate in a short 5-10 minute survey. Your ideas as a key member of the Parkdale community with local knowledge and expertise are very important. For more details, please contact [email protected]

 

August Newsletter: Graffiti, Planters, Instagram & Back to School

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Our August Newsletter is out and covers items such as:

  • Hooray for 80 New Planters which were recently installed along Queen Street west, if you notice any damages or vandalism please contact our office or 311
  • A reminder that the Parkdale Village BIA funds the removal of Graffiti tagging on your property, within certain guidelines & parameters. We are working to revise and upgrade the service for 2016, however until then please contact our office should you have any questions or have received a warning/ticket from a Bylaw officer.
  • 8 Mistakes we make when using Instagram, click here
  • 5 Back to School Tips for Retailers, click here
  • If you are interested in having a Mural painted along your wall please let us know. Our BIA is exploring Mural funding for 2016/2017, however, we work closely with Artists who are always looking for a way to display their work in public spaces. Murals are a great way to fight Graffiti tagging as well as help animate the Streetscape.
  • Parkdale Village BIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Thursday October  8, save the date!
  • Reminder the summer series of Good Food Markets takes place every Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Masaryk Park, just south of Queen St. W on Cowan Ave. If you are within the BIA contact us today to learn how you can participate in the market for free!
  • Welcome new Members: Top Brands for Less, Vape Hustler

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Good Food Market: Call for Vendors

The Parkdale Village BIA is happy to announce that we are participating in the summer series of the Parkdale Good Food Market taking place every Wednesday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm in Masaryk Park, just south of Queen St. W on Cowan Ave.

This sponsorship includes a 10×10 booth space for our BIA members to use for free! Each week the space can be used/shared by 1-2 Parkdale BIA business members to introduce the community to their products, the use of space will be first come first served with some guidelines. If you are interested in taking part, contact us today! (416) 536-6918 or email

Good Food Market Promo PicAbout the Good Food Markets: The Parkdale Community Good Food Market brings people together in Masaryk Park for learning, kids activities, delicious food, and healthy affordable fresh fruit and vegetables! Brought to you by Greenest City, with the support of Parkdale Food Network, Parkdale Village BIA, and Toronto Public Health.
Every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm in Masaryk Park, from July 8, 2015 through to September.
Every week there will be tasty prepared food, fresh produce, kids activities, a featured local business, information about urban agriculture, health and other community happenings, and more.

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July Newsletter: Pan Am, Annual General Meeting & Events

70e8f3fc-3a71-4f34-848b-f8df9c969243Our July Newsletter is out and covers items such as:

  • Pan Am torch visited Parkdale Village on July 9
  • The Parkdale Village BIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Thursday October  8, save the date!
  • Reminder the summer series of Good Food Markets takes place every Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Masaryk Park, just south of Queen St. W on Cowan Ave. If you are a BIA member contact us today to learn how you can participate in the market for free!
  • Join us at our monthly Board Meeting which generally take place the first Monday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm at the PVBIA office, if you would like to attend please contact the Executive Director to confirm schedule.
  • Unfortunately, due to permitting issues and summer staff transitions the scheduled July 18 Sidewalk Sale has been cancelled. For more information about Parkdale Village BIA events click here. If you have questions, comments, ideas or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact our office (416) 536-6918 or via email 
  • Welcome back from parental leave Executive Director Anna Bartula and thank you Project Manager Andrea Switzer for all your hard work over the past year
  • The Facebook Small Business Boost Bus Tour was in Parkdale. Stay tuned for next month’s BIA Facebook contest, you could be one of five lucky shop owners to win a $100 gift card to boost your Facebook advertising!
  • The City of Toronto is developing a new 10-year plan for growing, connecting and renewing Toronto’s cycling network. Lend your support and tell the City what you think
  • Welcome new Members: Miss Thing’s, Mojo’s Cycle & Ravi Soups

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