Month: March 2024

Yonge + St. Clair Public Survey

Have your say. The Yonge + St. Clair BIA invites you to take part in a public survey to help build a safer, more accessible and vibrant community. Your responses will help address the various key topics surrounding the neighbourhood’s development by taking into account the feedback of all local residents, business owners, employees, and visitors to create a newly informed 5-Year Strategic plan. By completing this public survey, you will be able to help shape the Yonge + St. Clair of your future.


Who is the Yonge + St. Clair BIA? The Yonge + St. Clair Business Improvement Area (BIA) represents 450+ businesses and 90+ property owners in the Yonge + St. Clair community in midtown Toronto, Ontario and serves its audience of local residents, visitors and 20,000 daily workers and commuters. 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.

In 2019, we created a Strategic Plan to accomplish several key goals with the ultimate purpose of establishing a framework to make Yonge + St. Clair a community of growth and success.

These goals were to: 

+ Review the context within which the Yonge + St. Clair BIA was working at the time
+ Identify key insights provided to us by the constituents of Yonge + St. Clair
+ Define the core vision and values of the Yonge + St. Clair BIA
+ Establish broad strategic objectives for our BIA to strive towards

You can review the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan here. 

We are seeking to update the Strategic Plan to better suit both present and future constituents of Yonge + St. Clair. While our key goals remain the same, our updated Strategic Plan will identify and adapt to the shifting contexts, community needs and available resources in Yonge + St. Clair. These considerations will be considered as we develop a formalized economic development process to expand upon our work and make Yonge + St. Clair a community that works for everyone. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Complete the survey below:

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Coffee with a Cop


Coffee with is a Cop is a public, drop-in meet and greet event, bringing Yonge + St. Clair’s police team (53 Division) together with members of public and local business owners for a casual chat over a coffee or tea. This informal event is designed to provide a chance for you to meet your local police team, ask any questions you’ve been curious about regarding police duties, and learn about the safety plan for Yonge + St. Clair throughout 2024.

On Thursday March 28 from 11AM – 1PM, come to La Barista Cafe located on the lower concourse of 12 St. Clair East to enjoy this community-led event produced by the Yonge + St. Clair BIA

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How to Attend


RSVP now for a free coffee or tea when you come say hello to the 53 Division police team on event day. Limited beverage supply will be available for non-registered walk-in guests, while supplies last.


Thursday, March 28, 2024 – 11am to 1pm
La Barista Cafe, 12 St. Clair East – Lower Concourse

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Where to Go
Enter through the main doors of 12 or 22 St. Clair East. Use the indoor escalators near the Loblaws, or stairs to reach the lower concourse. Follow signs to reach La Barista Cafe. Event staff and 53 Division police will be there to greet you.  
When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction.  
Safety and Health
You are responsible for any dietary restrictions or allergy concerns. 


Monday Girl x Glisten Festival

Thank you for joining us at Yonge + St. Clair for the Monday Girl x Glisten Festival International Women’s Day Panel.

After the panel discussion these local storefront are inviting you into their spaces to learn more about their business/ organization and their experience as business leaders.

  1. Paula Renata – Co – Owner of Megumi Mazesoba
  2. Ronit Wilk – Owner of Oxygen Yoga – Yonge + St. Clair
  3. Ashley Saltsman – of Straight Up Health
  4. Rebecca Harrison – Executive Director of Unity Charity

Keep scrolling to learn more about the women leader’s at Yonge + St. Clair.

Business Leaders at Yonge + St. Clair

Paula Renata – Co – Owner of Megumi Mazesoba

Ronit Wilk – Owner of Oxygen Yoga – Yonge + St. Clair

Ashley Saltsman – of Straight Up Health

Rebecca Harrison – Executive Director of Unity Charity


If you would like to learn more about the Glisten Festival click here.


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