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The Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area neighbourhood offers vibrant urban experiences and events in the heart of downtown Toronto thanks to a thriving and diverse community of retailers, restaurants and services.

Call for Expressions of Interest for Position on Downtown Yonge BIA Board of Management

The Downtown Yonge BIA is currently looking for Expressions of Interest for respresentation on the Board for the 2019-2022 Term.

Please click here for the Call for Submissions Notice and the Application Form.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, October 5, 2018. 


Yonge Space "Pop-Up Gallery" to enliven Yonge & Gerrard!

The southeast corner of Yonge St. and Gerrard St. in downtown Toronto will soon be home to a pop-up art gallery, featuring short-term exhibits as the area undergoes redevelopment. Commissioned by the Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Cresford Developments, “Yonge Space” launches May 10. Come by and visit at 389 Yonge Street!
Photo Album 
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*Note: Dates may change without prior notice. Please check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the most up to date information.


Play the Parks is back for 2018!

Play The Parks 2018Play the Parks is back for its sixth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at seven different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us all summer long at seven different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA! Click here for details!


Come learn about some of Downtown Yonge’s history!

Discovery ToursDowntown Yonge BIA in partnership with Heritage Toronto offers free walking tours that explores architecture and music history on Yonge Street.

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2nd Music Mural to tower over Yonge St.

Downtown Yonge BIA commissions another 22-storey fresco celebrating Toronto’s musical heritage

Having achieved eye-popping success with its first giant music mural, the Downtown Yonge BIA has commissioned a second 22-storey tribute to Toronto’s musical heritage. The new mural will cover the entire south face of the Toronto Community Housing building at 423 Yonge Street, complementing the existing mural on the north wall. Follow #YongeMural for all the latest updates! View rendering here. Press Release


Toronto's Neon Museum is coming to Toronto!

Toronto will soon have a neon sign museum and the Downtown Yonge BIA needs your help establishing it! Although the exact location for the museum isn’t yet set in stone, the refurbished neon signs will be set-up as an outdoor urban experience in Downtown Yonge, where everyone can visit, free of charge, and appreciate these neon relics of years gone past.

Do you have a neon sign, or know someone who does, and would like to donate it to the Downtown Yonge BIA? Or can you tell us which neon signs we need to preserve; which signs we should be on the lookout for during our search? If so, please reach out to us! You can contact us on Twitter or Facebook, or email us at bia@downtownyonge.com. Don't forget to check out the museum's Facebook page for all the latest! (Photo: Dave LeBlanc from The Globe & Mail)

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Music Mural to tower over Yonge St.

Downtown Yonge BIA commissions 22-storey fresco celebrating Toronto’s musical heritage

The soaring mural will cover the entire north face of the Toronto Community Housing building at 423 Yonge Street. It features the faces of 1950s and ‘60s music luminaries like Ronnie Hawkins and Gordon Lightfoot plus marquees from legendary venues such as Le Coq d’Or and Massey Hall, and the dual neon discs of the famed Sam the Record Man sign. Follow #YongeMural for all the latest updates! View rendering here. Press Release



Yonge Love Wins Top Honours from International Downtown Association

Prestigious Pinnacle Award Recognizes Downtown Yonge BIA’s Innovative Consultation Campaign

TORONTO  September 9, 2016 – For the first time, a Toronto BIA has won top honours from the International Downtown Association (IDA). The Downtown Yonge BIA’s innovative Yonge Love consultation campaign was singled out for global recognition, receiving the IDA’s 2016 Pinnacle Award in the Leadership and Management category. Learn more.




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