Month: May 2021

Yonge + St. Clair BIA Inviting Applications for New Board Member

The Yonge + St. Clair BIA is Inviting Applications for a Board Member Secretary and for Board Members At-Large

The Yonge + St. Clair Business Improvement Area (BIA) is inviting applications by interested BIA members to join the Board of Management. Applicants must be a business tenant and/or the owner of a commercial property within the Yonge + St. Clair BIA boundaries.

The Yonge + St. Clair BIA represents 450+ businesses and 90+ property owners in the Yonge + St. Clair community in Midtown Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 2018, the BIA strengthens the economic health and livability of the neighbourhood through strategic investments in the public realm, exciting cultural programming, brand awareness, and advocacy on behalf of members.

Board Members are critical parts of our organization’s success and oversee and manage the BIA’s annual levy and service delivery. You’ll play a key role in supporting our neighbourhood alongside a diverse group of local business owners, property owners, and tenants.

A description of Secretary of the Board and Board Member At-Large responsibilities are provided below.


+ Attend monthly Board Meetings, approximately 1 hour in length
+ Highly encouraged to join additional subcommittees
+ Approximately 3 – 8 hours of additional time commitment per month
+ Be available for occasional communications with BIA staff

Applicable Skills / Assets

+ Leadership
+ Strategic thinking
+ Communication
+ People management
+ Legal / Risk management
+ Knowledge of the Yonge + St. Clair Community

Responsibilities of Board Members

+ Act on the behalf of the Yonge + St. Clair BIA and our membership though strategic decision-making with your fellow Board Members at Board Meetings
+ Support BIA organizational operations and service delivery
+ Provide oversight and accountability on behalf of the BIA membership
+ Review monthly Board packages prepared by BIA Staff which include information relevant for decision-making
+ Support BIA staff with leadership and insight

Additional Responsibilities of the Secretary

In addition to the regular duties of a Board Member At-Large, the Secretary shall:

+ Support the Executive Director and the Chair in preparing and delivering the monthly Board Meeting agendas
+ Prepare the minutes of the monthly Board Meetings
+ Certify copies of any record, registry, by-law, resolution, minute, or BIA policies
Support the Executive Director and the Chair in preparing and delivering the Annual General Meeting agenda and notice

We will be reviewing all interested applications by June 15, 2021


Mother’s Day 2021 at Yonge + St. Clair

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 9, 2021 – and with a second year of lockdown happening through Mother’s Day, we want to help you celebrate Mom in a safe and socially-distanced manner.

Here you’ll find a list of specials and current offerings from local shops, businesses and restaurants who remain open for curbside shopping and delivery at Yonge + St. Clair!

Reach out to each storefront directly for their Mother’s Day specials, curbside pickup and delivery options. Information listed below may be subject to change.

Flower Shops

Eden Flower Shop

Eden Flower Shop focuses on pre-cut flowers, plants and arrangements with a constantly evolving variety of seasonal plants. They have a fairly active Instagram account which showcases their currently featured arrangements, or you can visit their website and order by type of floral arrangement.

Location: 1391 Yonge St., Toronto ON, M4T1Y4 
Phone: +1-416-925-8188



The Chocolate Tulip

The Chocolate Tulip Floral Design Studio is fueled by a culture of enthusiasm for both modern and organic design married with a passion for flowers, botanical and sustainable appreciation. Their creative floral design and curated selection of plants draws from Japanese and Scandinavian esthetic.

Please Note: For all Mother’s Day orders through The Chocolate Tulip, place your order several days in advance for purchase – same day delivery and pickup is not possible this Mother’s Day.

Location: 1251 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W6
Phone: +1-416-921-5559



Florigens Design
Florigens Design is a unique and artistic floral boutique specializing in floral design and botanical urban design.

Location: 1360 Yonge St., Toronto ON, M4T3B2 
Phone: +1-416-935-0130


Ginger Flower Studio

Ginger Flower Studio is family owned and operated and has an online catalogue made just for Mother’s Day 2021, available on their website. Their online catalogue makes shopping from home very easy.

Location: 1560 Yonge St., Unit 113, Toronto ON, M4T2S9 
Phone: +1-416-925-8188


Gifts, Cards and Retail Services

Paperboy Cards and Gifts

Paperboy Cards and Gifts is locally owned and operated, known for their boutique and unique selection of cards and gifts you won’t find anywhere else. They’re fully stocked for this year’s Mother’s Day – find the perfect gift to go along with your cards this year!

Simply show up at the door for curbside shopping and you will be assisted by store staff.

Location: 7 Pleasant Blvd., Toronto ON, M4T1K2 
Phone: +1-416-926-8622

St. Clair Greetings

St. Clair Greetings offers a large selection of gifts and cards for every occasion. What originally started as a Post Office centre has gradually evolved into today’s familiar retail and gift shop.

For Mother’s Day, you can shop St. Clair Greetings online or through phone or email orders. Every purchase over $50 will come with a free gift (retail value $7). Limited time offer.

You can visit St. Clair Greeting’s website below:

Location: 1421 Yonge St., Toronto ON, M4T1Y7 
Phone: +1-416-961-7678



Hair Artisans

Hair Artisans is a boutique hair salon who have established a warm and friendly neighbourhood feel.

For Mother’s Day, they have promotions on Shampoo and Conditioner sets from Kevin Murphy, Pureology, and Authentic Beauty Concept. They range from $63-$70 (20-30% off) and include a gift with purchase.

Contact Hair Artisans directly using the contact info below to place your orders for curbside pickup.

Location: 76 St. Clair W., Toronto ON, M4V1M7
Phone: +1-416-792-8223


David Scott Beauty

David Scott Beauty began locally in 2005 and has since expanded to 2 locations at Yonge + St. Clair, including a salon, and a beauty & brow bar, offering their own line of cosmetic goods and beauty products.

For Mother’s Day, inquire about their available gift card options and any ongoing promotions on their line of skin care products (check in for availability).

You can shop their products online at 

Location: 1560 Yonge St. – Unit 117, Toronto ON, M4T2S9
Phone: +1-647-348-1150


Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

Oxygen Yoga & Fitness  is a modern Yoga studio, offering FAR Infrared studio classes. In the meantime, their classes are all digital. As part of their Mother’s Day promotions, if you book 10 paid classes you will receive an additional 2 classes free of charge.

Location: 1560 Yonge St., Toronto ON, M4T2S9
Phone: +1-855-699-4362


Manis Cosmetic Consulting

Manis Cosmetic Consulting  helps you achieve your cosmetic goals through a variety of professional services and beauty products. For Mother’s Day, inquire about their Oxygeneo facial and skin tightening treatment.

Location: 1560 Yonge St. Unit 201, Toronto ON, M4T2S9 
Phone: +1-416-522-8286

Dining and Meals For Home


Barnsteiner’s restaurant is independently owned and operated, serving upscale versions of rustic, pan-European dishes.

Mother’s Day pre-orders are now open, you can order and pay through the Barnsteiner’s website: or call Barnsteiner’s using the number below.

Free Delivery applies to orders $60+ and within 3km.

On Mother’s Day (May 9), you can place orders as early as 10AM.

Location: 1 Balmoral Avenue, Toronto ON M4V3B9
Phone: +1-416-515-0551

Capocaccia Trattoria

Capocaccia Trattoria

Started in 2003 by Salvatore Mele, and located in the heart of midtown toronto, Capocaccia Trattoria is a neighbourhood trattoria inspired by the rustic cuisine of southern Italy.

You can pre-order Mother’s Day meals until Thursday May 6, 2021 and choose to add a bottle of rosé, prosecco, or flowers. Call the number below to place your order and to be eligible for free delivery.

There is also a Mother’s Day contest which you can join on Instagram:

Location: 1366 Yonge St, Toronto ON M4T3A7
Phone: +1-416-921-3141

Cucina Buca

Cucina Buca puts a modern spin on traditional Italian dining. For Mother’s Day, they are accepting meal pre-orders until Thursday May 6 and for their cookie box, pre-orders are open until Wednesday May 5.

You can order directly from their website, link provided below.

Location: 2 St. Clair W, Toronto ON M4V1L5


For a complete a complete listing of local businesses and services in the Yonge + St. Clair neighbourhood, see the local online directory at