Annual General Meeting

As a member of the Parkdale Village BIA, you are invited to attend our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday December 2nd, 2021 6:30pm via ZOOM

Agenda

  1. Call to Order, Introductions and Opening Remarks
  2. Electronic meeting, recording of the meeting and voting protocols
  3. Declaration of Conflict of Interest
  4. Approval of 2020 Annual General Meeting Minutes
  5. Auditor’s 2020 Report
  6. Appointment of Auditor (to prepare 2021 Audited Financial Statements)
  7. Community Updates
  8. Program Highlights:
    1. Streetscape
    2. Marketing
    3. Future initiatives
  9. Proposed Program and Budget for 2022
  10. New Business
  11. Adjournment

The purpose of this meeting is to approve the BIA’s budget and general program for 2022.  This program is paid for by a special levy charged to you as well as other commercial and industrial property owners, and non-residential tenants of such properties.  As a member of the BIA, the best way to participate in the decisions your BIA is making on your behalf is to get involved.  If you wish to obtain a copy of the complete proposed budget and audited financial statement, please contact the BIA.

Due to COVID 19, this year’s AGM will be held virtually. BIA members will be able to attend the meeting via ZOOM by logging online or calling in. Members wishing to attend must pre-register with proof of membership to obtain the login/call in details. Please contact the BIA at 416-536-6918 [email protected] for more information and to pre-register.

Please RSVP/pre-register on or before Wednesday December 1st, 2021.

General Meeting Procedures:

To be eligible to vote, photo identification will be required and:

  • For Business Operators: A business card, or other proof of tenancy.
  • For Property Owners: A property tax bill or other proof of ownership

Only members of the BIA, and legal representatives of BIA members (proof required), are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting.  The City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 19, states that Business Improvement Area Members are defined as “all persons who own rateable property in a business property class and all persons who are non-residential tenants of rateable property in a business property class in a business improvement area.”

A “person” is defined by Chapter 19 to include “a corporation and the heirs, executors, administrators or other legal representatives of a person to whom the context can apply according to the law.” No person in attendance shall have more than one vote.

Please note:  As per the amended City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 19, adopted by City Council at its meeting on July 4-7, 2017, designates are no longer eligible to vote on behalf of BIAmembers at annual general meetings.   Therefore, a designate form has not been included in your AGM notice package.

Snapshot of 2021 & 2022 Budget:

  • Levy to remain the same in 2022
  • 2021 Decrease & 2022 Increase in Streetscape Expenses resulting from programs being postponed and shifted due to pandemic
  • 2021/2022 Decrease in Amenity & Maintenance Expenses resulting from programs being postponed or canceled due to pandemic
  • General and Administrative expenses include; office rent & equipment, consulting fees, accounting fees, auditing fees, WSIB, salaries, insurance etc