BIAs Mark 50 Years in Canada Amid COVID-19 Challenges

BIAs Mark 50 Years in Canada Amid COVID-19 Challenges

By Mario Toneguzzi – Retail Insider “BIAs are integral to advancing distinct, livable, vibrant and resilient business communities in Ontario and beyond, and arguably Ontario’s (Toronto’s) greatest export,” said Kay Matthews, Executive Director of Ontario...
BIAs Celebrate 50 Years in Canada!

BIAs Celebrate 50 Years in Canada!

Today, our city’s local main street businesses are celebrating a big milestone. September 16 marks the 50th anniversary of Canada’s first Business Improvement Area (BIA) – groups of neighbourhood businesses working together to promote economic vitality. BIAs are...
Calgary’s iconic Plaza Theatre up for lease

Calgary’s iconic Plaza Theatre up for lease

Ina Sidhu @ CTV News Calgary, Video JournalistAugust 26, 2020 A landmark in the heart of Kensington, the owner of the Plaza Theatre is looking for someone to take over its lease.  “We weren’t expecting to put it up this early however due to the circumstances that...
City Approves Temporary Patio Expansions

City Approves Temporary Patio Expansions

During a City Council meeting Monday morning, councillors voted unanimously in favour of a plan to allow businesses to temporarily expand their patios. Click image to open video on CTV website. – CTV News, May 12,...
Provincial Re-Opening Information

Provincial Re-Opening Information

The Provincial Government of Alberta a recently provided a detailed plan for re-opening the economy in stages. The Relaunch Strategy can be downloaded here (12 pages) For our member businesses, we’re re-posting the highlight charts (pages 9 and 10) of the PDF...