2017 Conferences & Conventions

View the list of 2017 conferences & conventions taking place in and around the Entertainment District.



Urban growth & development

The Urban Growth & Development document provides BIA members and the general public with a comprehensive view of the incredible rate of growth and development in the District. It provides detailed descriptions of projects ranging in status from contemplated to completed.


Master Plan

The Master Plan articulates the long-term vision for the Entertainment District and guides ongoing decisions that impact the physical environment in a coordinated and strategic manner. The Master Plan also provides benchmarks and standards for developers and sets priorities for investments in the public realm.


Retail Strategy

The Retail Strategy provides a preliminary evaluation of the market potential for commercial intensification of the Entertainment District and strategies to implement this development while maximizing the positive benefits to the Entertainment District’s stakeholders.


Streetscape Manual

The Streetscape Manual serves to guide developers, the BIA, Utilities and the City where improvements to streets in the District are proposed.


Annual Report

The Annual Report outlines the BIA’s vision and objectives and provides highlights of 2016 projects and initiatives.



January 31, 2017 – City Council Meeting

Item MM24.19

Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds from Various Developments to fund the John Street Cultural Corridor Project – by Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Ana Bailão  (Ward 20)   URGENT

* Notice of this Motion has been given.

* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.

* This Motion has been deemed urgent.



2017 Board Meetings

February 1, 2017         2:00 – 4:00 pm

April 5, 2017                 2:00 – 4:00 pm

June 5, 2017                 2:00 – 4:00 pm

September 27, 2017   2:00 – 4:00 pm

October 18, 2017        2:00 – 4:00 pm

Member Notices

King Street Transit Priority Pilot Focus Group

The BIA will be hosting a focus group Tuesday, February 7th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. To discuss the City of Toronto's King St. Transit Priority Plan. Who should attend this meeting? Owners of storefront operations along King St. inclusive of retail, restaurants, theatre...

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Commercial Façade Improvement Program

The Commercial Façade Improvement Program provides funding to commercial and private property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building façades. The eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, brick cleaning, restoration,...

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