Month: May 2022

We’re Hiring! Apply today!

The Yonge + St. Clair BIA is on the search for a new Executive Director.

Are you interested in marketing and events, city building and contributing to the unique urban landscape of Toronto? Then please review the below posting and send in your application today!

Job Description:

Reporting to the Yonge + St. Clair Board of Management through the Chair of the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for helping to develop and successfully execute the Yonge + St. Clair BIA’s strategic plan. This includes acting upon the motions of the board and of the advisement of the BIA Chair.

This position plays a critical role in developing the BIA and in driving community

initiatives, streetscape and economic development improvements, execution of programs, event and project management, customer service, communications and stakeholder relations, all in support of the BIA Board of Management.


I. Manage/support governance of the BIA

a. Handle/oversee all matters related to governance of the BIA – set meetings, prepare agendas, distribute minutes for monthly board meetings and regular committee meetings, implement internal controls as directed by the board

b. Work with board and committees to develop and execute a strategic plan, budgets and work plans

c. Manage annual budget, develop regular financial reports, support with reporting financials to the board

d. Prepare agenda alongside Chair, attend meetings, and act on the decisions made by board’s sub-committees.

e. Organize & attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

f. Attending appropriate TABIA meetings and seek out other relative networking events as a representative of the Yonge + St. Clair BIA.

g. Liaise with City of Toronto personnel with respect to soliciting their help and advice on capital and marketing issues.

II. Oversee BIA Office

a. Act as the contact person and spokesperson for the BIA – answer telephone and email inquiries, and follow up/advance as required

b. Develop and then maintain weekly/ monthly internal and external communication items

III. Communication

a. Liaise with BIA membership and various stakeholders on a weekly and monthly basis

b. Engaging in business and community outreach relevant to the strategic plan.

IV. Develop and Execute Public Relations

a. Research, develop and recommend public relations plans and programs including media coverage; and direct, coordinate and monitor execution of approved plans and programs.

b. Creates and distributes internal/ external public relations materials

c. Writing and distribute press releases, information and news alerts

V. Marketing/ Events

a. Along with the direction of the Marketing/ Events Committee, explore new initiatives that help promote the Yonge + St. Clair neighbourhood.

b. Plan, promote and execute Yonge + St. Clair signature events, as well as facilitate participation with city wide events.

c. Liaise with City of Toronto to ensure all proper permits have been submitted and event guidelines are being followed

d. Engage local business owners and BIA members to participate in the various events and marketing opportunities

VI. Streetscape and Involvement in Capital Projects

a. Along with the direction of the Streetscape Committee, submit any capital cost share requests on a yearly basis.

b. Execute requests and vision set out by Streetscape Committee

c. Liase with City of Toronto to roll out streetscape initiatives brought forward by committee

b. Implement continue to develop the BIA’s Streetscape Beautification and Maintenance program working closely the associated stakeholders.

c. Prepare and recommend positions and actions on issues affecting the BIA.


– University degree in one or more of the following: Commerce, Urban Planning, Business, Government Relations or experience in similar fields.

– Progressive management experience either in an applicable business field, non-profit or municipal-focused organization.

– BIA Experience considered an asset

– Proven track record for implementing change and successfully carrying out initiatives

– Knowledge of leadership and management principles

– Experience dealing with municipal government

– Professional experience working with small businesses

– Experience with budgeting and financial reporting (considered an asset)

– Experience organizing large scale public events preferred

– Professional experience in digital and/or traditional marketing

– Experience in social media marketing and communications

– Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision

– Strong communication, administration, organizational and time management skills

– Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint etc.)

Full Time

Salary $75,000- $85,000 commensurate on experience

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to by Friday, May 27th at 5:00pm. No phone calls please.

Mother’s Day 2022

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8, 2022! Yonge + St. Clair is bustling again with springtime energy, and we want to help you celebrate and pamper Mom with some retail and dining ideas.

Here you’ll find a shortlist of local products and shopping ideas from local shops, businesses and restaurants who are eager to help you complete a perfect Mother’s Day.

Reach out to each storefront directly for their Mother’s Day products, hours and availability. Information listed below may be subject to change.


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.

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


Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

Oxygen Yoga & Fitness  is a modern Yoga studio, offering FAR Infrared studio classes. They are back in action and welcoming you to join their many health + wellness classes this spring season.

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.

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

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



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 2022, available on their website. They also offer a wide variety of floral arrangements in-store.

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


Dining and Meals For Home


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

This weekend, they are serving a Mother’s Day brunch. Contact Barnsteiner’s directly to learn more!

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.

Discover their covered patio this Mother’s Day!

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

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