Dundas West-Little Portugal Proposed BIA Merger

Dundas West-Little Portugal Proposed BIA Merger

In the spirit of rebirth and renewal, the Business Improvement Areas of Dundas West and Little Portugal are proposing to merge together to create a larger BIA to better serve both communities.

The strategic partnership aims to build on previous projects that have successfully supported area beautification, safety and economic development The larger BIA will have a unique brand image, making a greater economic impact for existing business to compete with malls, big box outlets and online shopping. Pooling resources will also result in economies, avoiding duplication of efforts and effective planning of the annual Dundas West Fest. The proposed BIA will stretch from Shaw Street to the CNR tracks, just west of Lansdowne Avenue.

An Open House/Community Consultation will take place on March 26. The morning consultation will take place from 7:30 am to 9 am at IC Savings (1168 Dundas Street West). The evening consultation will run from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West).

The results of the March 26 Consultation will be unveiled at a Public Meeting on May 7, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at 14 Division (350 Dovercourt Road). Members will then vote on the merger of the BIAs.

Later this summer, the City of Toronto will conduct a poll of all BIA members. The first AGM for the merged BIA would take place in early 2019. For updates and more information please contact littleportugalbiatoronto@gmail.com or info@dundaswestbia.ca

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