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Nov 6th 2020

You are invited to the KMBIA AGM for 2020 When: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (USshow all
You are invited to the KMBIA AGM for 2020
When: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

The purpose of this meeting is to approve the TBBIA budget and program for 2020. This program is paid for by a special levy charged to BIA members. As a member of the TBBIA, the best way to participate in decision making is to get involved

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

 


REGISTER HERE in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Community Community Consultation
Oct 21st 2020

We’ve paired with MPP Jessica Bell to find out what the market is most worriedshow all

We’ve paired with MPP Jessica Bell to find out what the market is most worried about as we approach the long winter months.

 

Please take our survey so we can better inform the official opposition on what the market needs to help us survive the pandemic this winter

 

MPP Jessica Bell Small Business Round Table

 

Tomorrow there will be a Small Business RoundTable, with guests MPP Catherine Fife, Official Opposition Critic for Economic Growth and Job Creation and John Kiru, Executive Director of TABIA (Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas).

 

We will be discussing the impact of the pandemic on local business, the governments’ response, and the ONDP’s Save Main Street plan.

 

We are losing our “Main Streets” which threatens our economy, our jobs, and the vibrancy of our neighbourhoods. That’s why the ONDP is calling for:

 

  • A ban on all evictions, lockouts or eviction threats by commercial landlords until the pandemic ends
  • A utility payment freeze for small and medium-sized businesses
  • A stand-alone emergency 75 per cent commercial rent subsidy, up to $10,000 per month
  • A fund for businesses that face historic barriers

 

 

The virtual gathering will be held on Thursday October 22nd

 

If you would like to join in the conversation please register here.

 

If you have questions in advance of the Round Table, please submit them by email to jbell-co@ndp.on.ca.

https://www.ontariondp.ca/news/ndp-releases-save-main-street-plan-jobs-and-financial-security-working-people

Community Community Consultation COVID-19
Oct 19th 2020

The Kensington Market community got 12 nominations for various shops for NOW’s Readers Choice –show all
The Kensington Market community got 12 nominations for various shops for NOW’s Readers Choice – Local People and Places
Here is the list!
Best Mexican – El Ray
Best Juice Bar – Organic Press
Best Burrito – Big Fat Burrito
Best Wine List – Grey Gardens
Best Bicycle Shop – Bikes on wheels
Best Consignment Store – Courage My Love
Best Donuts – Dipped
Best Cheese – Global Cheese
Best Bakery – Blackbird
Best Fish – Hooked
Best Vegan, Middle Eastern, Cheap Eats – Eat Nabati
Best Cannabis Dispensary – One Plant
This link goes right to the voting page:
https://nowtoronto.com/rc#/gallery?group=358976
Community
Thumbnail for ArtWorxTO x Kensington Market Grant – Due October 27th
Oct 6th 2020 .pdf

To celebrate the imperative roles the Business Improvement Areas play in the realm of publicshow all

To celebrate the imperative roles the Business Improvement Areas play in the realm of public art, ArtworxTO has created a specific funding stream with a maximum budget of $200,000.

 

Toronto’s BIAs are invited to apply for grants worth up to $10,000 to facilitate projects for ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021.

 

If you are interested in applying for this project, please contact us at kensingtonmarketinfo@gmail.com 

 

This is a submission made BY the BIA thus, we’re looking to work with an interested artist with an idea. See below for the criteria and PDF document.

 

Information can also be found here

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C R I T E R I A

 

Projects will be considered that meet ArtworxTO definition of Public Art:

 

  • – Are implemented on a scale that will be noticed as out of the ordinary;

 

  • – Are of significant duration–e.g.installed over several months for visual art work, or multiple performances occurring over an extended period of time for performance based work;

 

  • – Are realized in inclusive barrier-free sites that are always publicly accessible

 

  • – Demonstrate intention to engage with the public (e.g. through plans for promotion as well as interpretive tools etc.)

 

The art medium may include, but is not limited to, sculpture and installation, performance, video, photography, painting, etc.

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Oct 5th 2020 .pdf

MORE DATES added until November 2020! During these challenging times, stress levels are higher for everyone.show all

MORE DATES added until November 2020!

During these challenging times, stress levels are higher for everyone. In this webinar, we’ll explore using supportive communication and de-escalation skills in the era of COVID-19 as well as with individuals who may be street-involved or displaying agitated behaviours.

 

Each session has a maximum of 25 attendees.

 

Please click here to RSVP

Updated De-Escalation Webinar Flyer- Sept 16 2020 (2)

Free Workshops
Oct 5th 2020

In the spring, as our communities began to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,show all
In the spring, as our communities began to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Official Opposition released a Saving Main Street plan. Last Friday, the working document was re-released, with updates for changed and changing conditions for small businesses and workers in our current context.
Saving Main Street: A Plan for Jobs and Financial Security for Working People offers a supportive and sustainable framework and includes:
  • Plan includes a ban on all commercial evictions,
  • a 75 per cent commercial rent subsidy,
  • sick days for all,
  • a fund to help businesses with safe-reopening costs or remote-work set-up costs,
  • more non-profit and public child care spaces for working parents,
  • and end to insurance gouging and insurance denials.

 

Please  schedule a call with Jessica Bell at 416 535 7206 or send feedback to
jbell-co@ndp.on.ca

 

Also if you have stories, concerns or any feedback about the next months, please reach out!

 

Jessica Bell
MPP for University-Rosedale

jbell-co@ndp.on.ca
416 535 7206
Community Consultation
Sep 29th 2020

Join the community consultation and have your say at the meeting on October 5th! Register here forshow all
Join the community consultation and have your say at the meeting on October 5th!
for the community consultation on
October 5th from 6pm – 8pm

KENSINGTON MARKET REDEVELOPMENT DETAILS

​The current proposal is for a 5-storey, student-focused residential rental building with 77 units and ground-floor retail space. The building provides a 3-storey base that complements the 2-3 storey buildings on St. Andrew Street and Kensington Avenue, and steps back from the base on the 4th and 5th floors. The building will feature a mix of unit sizes, with approximately 80% studios and 1-bedroom units and 20% 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units to accommodate a variety of residents, including students and families. The design respects Kensington’s unique mixed-use character and incorporates enhancements to the public realm to contribute to the active streetscape that distinguishes this neighborhood.

 

For more information on the development click here

Community Consultation
Sep 29th 2020 .pdf

  KENSINGTON KREATORS supports the market’s creative community (artists, designers, performers, not-for profits etc) with anshow all

 

KENSINGTON KREATORS supports the market’s creative community (artists, designers, performers, not-for profits etc) with an the opportunity to test one out of three themed based reactivation ideas made for the Market, by the Market through the City’s Innovation Grant.

 

Kensington Market has a very robust community of passionate, vocal stakeholders – all whom deeply love and care for their neighbourhood. This approach is unique in that it enables more voices from the community, who may not otherwise have one, to share their vision on rebuilding their Market post COVID-19. This allows the BIA to work collectively with more members, rather than assuming what type of projects are best for our community.

 

For more information click here

 

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