New For Members Section

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In our ongoing efforts to improve our website, we’ve launched a new section: For Members. This section outlines City programs, TABIA programs, RVBIA advertising possibilities and other benefits to members of the RVBIA. Please have a look at them here.

Work Sharing: A Program That Can Help Struggling Businesses

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We have received a letter from Service Canada outlining a program that can help businesses and employees in these difficult economic times. Work Sharing is an adjustment program designed to help employers avoid temporary layoffs by providing income support to workers who are eligible for EI benefits and are willing to work a temporarily reduced work week. In short, this … Read More

A-Frame Signs: What You Need to Know

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The City of Toronto has recently decided to strenuously enforce its Temporary Sign (A-Frame) bylaw. You may remember that last year some areas of the city were swept by by-law officers, and unlicensed signs were confiscated. The RVBIA will let you know if we hear of an imminent crackdown on Roncesvalles. The bylaw in a nutshell: • All signs require … Read More

Parking enforcement information for BIA members available online

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The Toronto Police Parking Enforcement Unit has provided a handy information kit for BIA members to help explain parking regulations, parking tags, deliveries and other enforcement issues along Roncesvalles. The kit includes contact information, definitions and advice on how you, your suppliers and your customers can avoid parking tickets. You can download the kit here (1oMB PDF file) Also, the … Read More

Façade improvement grant deadline approaching fast

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All Roncesvalles Village BIA members are eligible for the 2009 Commercial Façade Improvement Program. This is possibly the single best benefit the City provides to individual businesses. The City will pay half the cost of eligible improvements to your storefront, to a maximum grant of $10,000, or $12,500 for a corner property. The deadline for applications is approaching fast. Applications … Read More

Canadian Tire becomes exclusive supplier of Yellow Garbage Bags on May 1

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The City of Toronto is switching suppliers to its Yellow Bag program. As of May 1, Canadian Tire will be the exclusive supplier of Yellow Bags and Tags. The current supplier is Home Hardware. This information is not yet on the City’s website, but the notice from Solid Waste Management can be viewed here. The Yellow Bag program serves mainly … Read More

Edward Jones Seminar

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Edward Jones (281 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-488-1530) is hosting a free seminar entitled: When Will I Get My Money Back? Find out how the investment decisions you make today may influence the time it takes for your portfolio to recover. Refreshments will be served. To reserve your seat please call or stop by today.

Cheri diNovo Spring Levee

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Cheri diNovo Spring Levee March 24, 6:30 p.m. Lithuanian Hall (1573 Bloor St. West at Alhambra) Our MPP Cheri diNovo has asked me to invite all members of our BIA to attend her annual Spring Levee, honouring Volunteers and New Businesses in our riding. Delicious Food by Max’s Market. All are welcome! You can find out more here: This … Read More

Will Roncesvalles’ hanging signs comply with a new bylaw?

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The City is currently drafting a permanent sign bylaw. The new bylaw is apparently a response to criticism of the large number of unlicensed, illegal billboards that have appeared throughout the city. Such signs have the effect of dispossessing Torontonians of their own public spaces. The Roncesvalles Village BIA strongly supports City efforts to restore a sense of public ownership of these … Read More