MarkeTo Feature Articles
Ever walked our streets and wondered the stories behind the local merchants in the area? Or did you ever wonder what things were like in this area years ago? Maybe you just want to know a little more about where you live and do business. All these questions can be answered by visiting our Features section by clicking the button below. We will continue to update our stories and post updates on our social media channels when new articles are finished. You can always access this section by also clicking on our menu bar on the home page where it says “Features”. Enjoy!
Wondering exactly what a Business Improvement Area is and what we do? Check out our video to get a better understanding of what what goes on in our community. If you still have questions, send us an email or write us on social media. We are happy to field any questions you may have about your local BIA.
Call for BIA Committee Members
Are you an active member of the MarkeTo District area? Do you want to assist with your local BIA’s decision and policy making? The MarkeTo District BIA is looking for business owners and interested residents to join on of our six committees. To lean more please follow the link.
Welcome to Summer 2020!
We are happy to start the summer season by announcing that our hanging flower baskets have been installed for the season and can be seen attached to the hydro poles throughout the BIA. As the summer continues the BIA will ensure that our streetscapes are looking as good as possible!
Stop the Condo Tax on Small Business
The Condo Tax on Small Businesses has the potential to raise taxes on properties to what their values could be and not what they are currently. For property owners, this means less income from their properties and for small businesses, higher rent to make up for this loss of revenue. This could have a devastating effect on their bottom lines.
To find out what you can do please follow the link below.
MarkeTo District Strategic Planning Survey
The BIA Board has started a process of plotting the BIA’s strategic direction for the next 4-year term.
The strategic plan will guide the Board’s decisions on investment in streetscape infrastructure, and expenditure on events and other opportunities that will improve the business district and bring direct benefit to you, the BIA member.
To Participate in this survey please click below.
Reduce Red Tape
The local Member of the Provincial Parliament, Robin Martin, is hosting meetings with businesses on issues that negatively impact the establishment, running, or expansion of businesses in the area.
Fall Cleanup 2019
Fieldstone Community Clean Up Volunteers
Last Community Cleanup of the Year on November 1st
This coming November 1st will be our last cleanup event for the year. The BIA along with volunteers from Fieldstone School will be cleaning up the neighbourhood along Dufferin St. from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. We hope to tidy up the area as much as possible, and invite you to join us in this endeavour. Click Below for more details on the event and for how you can help.
Fall Food Drive,
On Until October 21st …
The MarkeTo District community food drive is currently underway and doing well. Last Easter, we collected nearly 300 Kilograms of food from your generous donations. Please continue to support us and those in need by helping us reach our goal of 400 Kilograms of non-perishable food items by October 21st. Every donation whether large or small goes a long way to helping those that depend on the local food bank.
Help us reach our goal! All donations go to the North York Harvest Food Bank.
MarkeTo District Inaugural 2019 Golf Tournament
June 6, 2019
Join us for MarkeTo District’s Inaugural Golf Tournament for a great time and the opportunity to entertain your favourite customers and meet other BIA members on a casual basis.
Bring your family or friends, all are welcome, you won’t want to miss this premier event.
Register now, Spots are limited!
MarkeTo BIA Golf Tournament 2019
November 2018 Board Meeting
A Community gathering at Camarra's
It Takes a Village
On November 22nd, the MarkeTo District BIA held our last meeting of 2018. We were pleased to receive not just the hardworking members of our board, but also a diverse array of stakeholders and community members. It is always inspiring to look around a table and see representatives from every aspect of a community. This included representatives from the City of Toronto, local elected officials from the office of MPP Robin Martin, local business such as IC Savings or Home Hardware, and Non-Profits like…
4 More Years!
Happy BIA-irth Day
It has been a wonderful 4 years, and following a great AGM on January 30th that saw participation from local business, representatives from the MP, MPP and City Councillor and a visit from our friends at TABIA, the MarkeTo District BIA looks forward to another wonderful year of food drives, movie nights, volunteer work and streetscape to continue to improve the community.
November 2018 Community Clean Up
Fieldstone Community Clean Up Volunteers
Cold Hands, Warm Hearts and Full Garbage Bags!
The MarkeTo BIA does it’s very best to maintain the beautiful community in which we operate. This can be a challenge with all the traffic in the area, which generates a surprising amount of trash that does not always find it’s way into a bin, and sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Fall Food Drive!
Following hard work and contributions from members of the community, the MarkeTo District BIA was able to attract almost 1,000 LBS (964 to be exact) of food donations for our Fall Food Drive 2018.
All donations were made to North York Harvest Food Bank, and they were very happy to receive the donation. This brings the BIA’s total donations for the year to 3,200 pounds, a sizable haul that will go a long way to helping families in need.
We look forward to next year, and continuing to do our part. Keep an eye out in March for our Easter Food Drive 2019.
Thanksgiving Food Drive 2018
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As always, the MarkeTo District BIA is committed to the beautification and improvement of the district. One of the improvement projects we are working on as part of our master Streetscape plan for the area. One of the common trends for BIAs in terms of beautification is the installation of benches in their districts. These […]
As has been stated, one of the goals of the MarkeTo District Business Improvement Area is the beautification and cleanliness of the area. This can take many forms, and sometimes is just about the little things added up. Residents and visitors to the district would be hard pressed not to notice the chipped, rusted and […]