UPPER VILLAGE NEWS
We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and has had a chance to visit all the great businesses at Upper Village BIA!
We have installed all of our new benches on the street and our street has never looked better.
This is a great time to walk up and down our street and check out all the great deals that are being offered!
We appreciate the local neighbourhood supporting the businesses in our BIA.
We hope that we can continue to serve you and offer you the best services that you need.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Spring has finally sprung upon us at the Upper Village BIA. Our street has been filled with flowers with vibrant colours.
We also notice more pedestrian traffic on the street enjoying the shops, restaurants and other various stores.
Within a few weeks we will be replacing some of our old benches with new ones.
We hope this will make Upper Village more inviting to visit and enjoy. Cedarvale and Forest Hill station are being built in our BIA as the Metrolinx Crosstown project moves forward.
We are expecting minimal disruptions during
the station construction. New businesses have opened on the street this last month and we wish them success in our BIA.
We hope to see everyone on the street enjoying themselves and possibly even get a chance to meet you!
The Eglinton Crosstown is a transit project that will provide rapid and reliable service across Eglinton Avenue including an underground central section and will be up to 60% faster than bus service today.
Both Tunnel Boring Machines have started tunnelling east of Allen Road to Yonge Street. The southbound Allen Road truck staging lane will be used to hold up to 4 trucks at a time as part of the operations. Additionally, the construction compound on the northbound Allen Road will be used as full time facility for staff and crews.
Starting in September, the construction compound will become fully active. Motorists should exercise caution when travelling on the Allen Road near Eglinton Avenue. Access and egress from both sites will continue for the duration of the long-term construction. Traffic delays should be expected.
Southbound Allen Road Ramp/ Truck Staging lane. Large construction vehicles are currently entering and merging from this staging lane as part of the long-term tunnelling operation. Please use extra care while driving through this construction zone as speed restrictions have been reduced to 40 km/hr. Northbound Allen Road Ramp/ Construction compound: Vehicles will enter and exit from this construction compound for long term use during the tunnelling project. As we introduce this new construction gate and/or exit, please use extra care while driving through and/or merging onto the Northbound Allen road, as the speed restrictions have been reduced to 40 km/h near this construction zone.
Underground tunnelling and associated work may continue 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Timelines may be adjusted due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. Please Contact Us: If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.
Spring is slowly approaching, and our BIA is planning a few marketing initiatives. Right now we are working on putting our BIA on the map.
By placing multiple ads in the Village Post, these ads are reminding people that we are still open for business, regardless of the construction on the street.
We are planning a customer appreciation day in the month of June. We are hoping many people will come out to join us and take advantage of the sales that businesses will be offering. A date is still to be confirmed. Please check our website www.uppervillagetoronto.ca and join our facebook page to stay informed.
Once more, we would like to encourage our members to use facebook and twitter which is posted on our website.
Dr. Alan Pintaric
Chair - Upper Village BIA
What is happening?
Dennis and Lea, the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that have been building the western segment of the Eglinton Crosstown's underground tunnel, are getting ready for their own big move.
Over the weekend of April 17-20, 2015, Dennis and Lea will be lifted out of the extraction shaft located just west of Allen Road, and moved to the launch shaft just east of Allen Road.
The TBMs are being moved in order to bypass the TTC subway line in this area.
The City offers grants to eligible commercial property owners for the improvements to commercial building façades. This could include replacing or repairing windows, doors, lighting, awnings, brickwork, signage, or making building entrances wheelchair accessible.
Contact Michael Saunders at 416-392-1005 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note that the 2014 Commercial Facade Improvement Program funding has been allocated.
The Program is now closed to applications.
The 2015 Mural Grant Application Form is now available online.
The submission deadline is Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Please see the link
below for more details.