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.



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

Patios On City Sidewalks: Meeting, Online Survey

*Please note that this message only pertains to restaurants that have patios extending onto city sidewalks.*

Hospitality Members:
A meeting will be held at the BIA office with City Staff. If you have not already done so, please RSVP at shachi@torontoed.com
Patio Meeting
Tuesday June 27, 2017
119 Spadina Ave, Suite 200 (N-E Corner of Spadina & Adelaide)

Please see below links;
Online Presentation including new proposed permit fees and pedestrian clearance
Online Survey to view proposals and to provide feedback – open until July 14th

• Mid-July: The consultation period will end July 14th.
o We will analyze and use the feedback to update our proposed by-law updates and supportive café design manual.
• Sept/Oct: A staff report will be prepared for a joint committee of Licensing & Standards, and Public Works & Infrastructure for Fall (likely October, which means our report must be completed internally by Sept).
o If approved by the joint committee, the report goes to Council. Again, if approved, the updated by-law may be enacted by Q2-2018.

Visit City website and fill out the feedback form: www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay
Please provide feedback by July 14th, 2017.

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