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Board + Management

The Board and Management Team is dedicated to working together to create a vibrant Downtown Yonge neighbourhood.



The Downtown Yonge BIA was formed on June 26, 2001 and has evolved since then to offer a variety of services to the Downtown Yonge community.



Explore some of the Downtown Yonge BIA’s best project highlights!



For all enquiries, please contact:
Phone: (416) 597-0255
Email: bia@downtownyonge.com

Board + Management

The Downtown Yonge BIA is the association advocating for and representing 2000 businesses in the heart of Downtown Toronto. An active Board and dedicated Management Team work to further revitalize this vibrant urban neighbourhood.


Executive Committee

Vice Chair, Martin Wray
- Vice President, Operations, Ontario Porfolio, Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview

Treasurer, Alan Liu
- Owner, Salad King and Linda Modern Thai

Mark Garner
- Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, Downtown Yonge B.I.A.


City Appointed Councillors

Councillor, Kristyn Wong Tam
Ward 27

Councillor, Pam McConnell
Ward 28



Board of Directors

Patrick Murray
- Senior Manager, Security and Life Safety, Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview

Sheila Jennings
- General Manager, Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview

Bill Logar 
-Vice President of Development, KingSett Capital

Najib Rahma
- Chief Operations Officer, HNR Properties ltd, Director, HNR Dundas Square Tower ltd

Stephen McGrath
- Media and Artist Development Manager,   Massey Hall/RTH

Robert (Rob) Housez
-General Manager, Chelsea Hotel

   Patrick Gauch 
   - Director of Corporate Services, Supply     Chain Management Association

  Barbara Fox

-Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Canada

Jennifer Grass 

-Assistant Vice-President, University Relations, Ryerson University

Lisa Peatt

-General Manager, Retail Services, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP, 10 Dundas East



DYBIA Management + Staff

Office + Governance

Mark Garner
- Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director Phone: (416) 597-0255 x225
Email: MGarner@downtownyonge.com

Sue Kilbride
- Accounts Manager
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x228
Email: SKilbride@downtownyonge.com

Debra Brown
- Bookkeeper
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x228
Email: DBrown@downtownyonge.com

Rebecca Stubbs
- Office Operation and Arts & Culture Liaison
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x230
Email: RStubbs@downtownyonge.com

Economic Development

Pauline Larsen
- Senior Economic Development Manager
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x231
Email: PLarsen@downtownyonge.com

Susie Barbosa
- Economic & Community Development Coordinator
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x233
Email: SBarbosa@downtownyonge.com

Events + Partnerships + Operations

Cheryll Diego
- Sponsorship & Events Manager
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x226
Email: CDiego@downtownyonge.com

Estuardo Ibarra
- Street Operations Supervisor
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x227
Email: EIbarra@downtownyonge.com

Communications + Marketing

Jessica Hoang
- Community Relations Manager & Executive Assistant to COO/Executive Director
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x215
Email: JHoang@downtownyonge.com

Planning + Construction

    Steven Ziegler
    - Development & Construction Facilitator
    Phone: (416) 597-0255 x221
    Email: sziegler@downtownyonge.com

Clean Streets Team

Alonso Alvarez (CST Supervisor)

Juan Bravo

Armando Rivera

Dennis White




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