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.
Illuminite & Kidzfest are back for 2017!
We're celebrating 10 years of Illuminite at Yonge-Dundas Square with an incredible show from Jane's Party followed by a spectacular tree lighting ceremony produced by TDC Entertainment, with Raising the Roof as our charitable partner! Click here for details!
Kidzfest is back & bigger than ever, with your favourite characters' meet 'n greets, stage performances all day, arts & crafts from Power Kids, Mackenzie House, Clearview School of Arts & Culture and more!
Don't miss this incredible free family-friendly event right at the heart of Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square! Click here for details!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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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