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Welcome to New Members

We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.


Bianca Shoes

Bianca Shoes has just opened up on the Market Level next to Dollarama at College Park

Location: 777 Bay
Phone: (647) 341-5347




Sobeys has also just opened up its food court seating, located at College Park on the College Level

Location: 777 Bay, #427
Phone: (416) 506-1626
Website: www.sobeys.com



Hard Candy Fitness

Madonna opened Hard Candy Fitness Toronto at the AURA tower on February 11th.

382 Yonge Street (corner of Gerrard Street), 4th Floor
Phone: (416) 979-1645

Website: www.hardcandyfitness.com


Dunk'n Dip Express

Dunk'n Dip Express is located in the new Aura Condo building at 384 Yonge St. We aim to delight customers with our menu of delicious savoury and sweet foods. Marvel at our chocolate fountains, get a savoury crepe for lunch, or stop by for a hot chocolate or latte. We are so excited to have our second location in downtown Toronto!

Our Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/dunkndip1
Website: www.dunkndip.ca/



Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers is having an open house on February 8th
Open House between 11am & 2pm

372 Yonge St., 2nd floor
1 block south of Gerrard, upstairs from Thai Express/Villa Madina

Website: www.weightwatchers.ca



Jackson’s Burger

Welcome Jackson’s Burger to our neighbourhood at 374 Yonge Street! Check out their review on Blog TO

Website: Jackson’s Burger



College Currency Investments

Welcome College Currency Investments to our neighbourhood at 437 Yonge Street!

Website: www.collegecurrency.ca



Lucullus Bakery

Welcome Lucullus Bakery to our neighbourhood at Elm Street!

Website: www.lucullusbakery.com



Tim Hortons

Two new Tim Hortons locations are open in our neighbourbood: 10 Dundas St East and 595 Bay St. at the Atrium on Bay.

Website: www.timhortons.com



Dukes Refresher + Bar

Welcome Dukes Refresher + Bar to the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood! The new restaurant is located at Yonge & Gerrard. They had their grand opening on December 4th, 2013. Congratulations on the new location!

Website: dukesrefresher.ca




Welcome McDonald’s at 356 Yonge Street, congratulations on your grand opening on November 26th.
This McDonald’s is the largest in Ontario and is the flagship store

Website: www.mcdonalds.ca



REDS Midtown Tavern

Reds proudly launched our second location at Yonge and Gerrard on October 30th, 2013. Reds Midtown Tavern is the perfect locale for connecting with colleagues and friends, where good conversation meets great food, as well as a social midpoint for Toronto’s East and West neighbourhoods.

Website: redsmidtowntavern.com



We look forward to the future openings:

T.L.P. Sandwich Co. – 15 Elm St
Fit for Life – 3 Gerrard St East



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

Promotions, March 6

The new collection from Swatch, BIG CLASSIC

Attention classy gentlemen and women! The new collection from Swatch, BIG CLASSIC, has been designed for people with refined tastes and a sure sense of style, like YOU!

Making their debut this Saturday, March 8th at the Swatch kiosk on the third floor of the Toronto Eaton Centre are seven limited models. Ranging in price from $135 to $165, the collection explores the magical place where style and sophistication meet.

A 41 mm diameter watch head offers a wide-open space to show what a classic is all about. Understated dial visuals come in a select range of colors from black and white to petrol blue, eggshell and silver. They are framed with classy Swatch bracelets and a range of leathers in trend-wise colors and innovative textures that close with a butterfly buckle. A lifestyle of ease and confidence presents a timeless essence that is trendy and contemporary for men and women of taste.

See you there this Saturday
Toronto Eaton Centre, third floor, Swatch kiosk



Full Service Beauty

March 13-19, 2014

Select your service and prepare to be pampered, on us.
- Foundation matching
- Polish touch-ups
- Fragrance consultations
- Makeovers
- Personalized samples

Save $10
Receive a $10 coupon when you spend $50 or more on cosmetics or fragrance, redeemable on any cosmetics or fragrance purchase of $75 or more (before taxes).

For BIA members who come with this newsletter to the Hudson’s Bay Queen Street location, book will receive a token of appreciation* for booking a complimentary service with any of our beauty or fragrance consultants.

* Only available while supplies last. BIA members must submit this newsletter at time of booking.
Limit of 1 token of appreciation to one appointment only. Valid until March 19, 2014.

Hudson's Bay, Queen St.



Fi(gh)t for the Cure event

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Help KNOCKOUT breast cancer at a Fi(gh)t for the Cure event.

Receive a complimentary fitting in a Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra by a Wacoal fit specialist.

For every woman that participates*, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen for the Cure® for breast cancer research and outreach programs.
Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra or Wacoal shapewear piece purchased at the event.

While supplies last.**

* No purchase necessary. Must booked an appointment for the fitting.
Fit for the Cure® is a registered trademark of Susan G. Komen®.
Canadian donations to go to the Global Promise Fund - a Canadian affiliate organization – of Susan G. Komen®.

Please call 416-861-6501 to book your appointment TODAY!!
Hudson's Bay, 4th Floor, Lingerie Dept. Queen St.



Grand opening!

Celebrate our Grand Opening with a unique underground shopping experience!
Exclusive Industry preview Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Shops at AURA - Aura at College Park, 388 Yonge St, Toronto



Tickets are now on sale!

T.O.TIX is thrilled to announce that both Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival tickets are now on sale at our Booth in Yonge Dundas Square.

We have partnered with both companies for several years and are thrilled to provide people who live, work and play in the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area with a place to purchase tickets in person. Many of our customers have said the level of knowledge and customer service provided by our agents face to face draws them back to the Square time and time again as opposed to buying online or over the phone. In addition, we can offer wonderful discounts on some terrific shows as well as transportation options and added bonuses like warehouse tours, talk backs, pre-ordered meals and more.

Heather Martin. Group Sales Manager at the Stratford Festival noted “The Stratford Festival has been working with T.O. TIX for several years to offer Toronto patrons great discounts on Stratford productions throughout the season.  Having a retail ticket outlet in the heart of Dundas square allows the Festival to connect with downtown Torontonians and tourists as an extension of our own Box Office.  The knowledgeable staff is very proactive in educating themselves about our productions and offers. Working with T.O. TIX has been a pleasure”.

T.O.TIX is also an official Ticketmaster and Ticketking agent giving us access to tickets for shows at Yonge Street venues such as The Elgin Wintergarden Theatres, Massey Hall and  The Ed Mirvish Theatre. We are proud to continue serving the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area as Toronto’s unique One-Stop Ticket Shop.

“With the T.O.TIX booth at Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts provides a one stop shop for discounted tickets from sports and arts organizations of all sizes, this offers a convenient service  helping increase visitor satisfaction while supporting the economic and cultural vibrancy of Toronto”. Michael Bertuzzi, Manager, Visitor Services, Economic Development & Culture, City of Toronto

5 Dundas Square East Toronto ON M5B 2R8
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00pm to 6:30pm
Visit us on the web:  http://www.totix.ca/
Follow us on Twitter:  @totix
Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/T.O.TIXTAPA




Women's Clothing and Accessories 25%- 40% OFF!

25%-40% OFF

Rick & Skinny - Paige - Generation - Love - Red Haute - 36 - Sweater - Charlie Jade - Torn by Ronny - Kobo - and many more...

Her Boutique, The Shop at Aura, P1 Level, 384 Yonge St., unit 28, Toronto, (416) 901-6916, info@herboutiquetoronto.ca, www.herboutiquetoronto.ca




"Go Green this St. Patrick’s Day with Alleen’s!!!"

The Duette Architella Collection has a unique honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb structure and provides superb energy efficiency, thus reducing excessive use of heating and cooling systems.

These shades provide a reduction in energy loss of up to 50%, so watch your savings grow! With up to 216 material/color combinations, specialty shapes, 5 opacities and multiple motorization options, we have the perfect solution for your every need.

Also now available, Architella Trielle; with its honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb structure with 5 air pockets providing even more energy efficiency.

The newest "Green" addition to our selection is the Architella Renewal Fabric which contains 25% recycled PET content at a great price!

Special pricing for all BIA members: contact Danika. For details visit www.alleen.com or call 416 847 0947 or email info@alleen.com. Find us on Facebook: Alleen custom window treatment!

For details visit www.alleen.com
Location: 444 Yonge St- College Park



March Break Stay and Play

You don’t need to leave the city to escape this March Break. Elmwood Spa has brought back our popular Stay and Play spa retreat ($207, value $247) so you can stay cozy and be pampered for your staycation.‎ Just imagine yourself enjoying these services.

Our ElmLine Essential Facial will help you bring out that radiant glow and your Spa Care ExpertTM will work with your unique skin type to help you achieve the results you want. Coupled with a relaxing 50 minute Swedish Massage and a decadent 3 course lunch at our Terrace Restaurant where guests are encouraged to dine in their spa robe, you’ll feel like you’re at a resort. We recommend that you visit our Water Therapies before and after your services so you get the most out of your visit. Soak in the whirlpool, enjoy the steam rooms or lounge by the pool and catch up with a friend (or a favourite book) while sipping on a cocktail.‎

Call 416.977.6751 to book your spa getaway. For more information visit us online at www.elmwoodspa.com



Bring a man + Save 20% at Elmwood Spa

Mondays to Thursdays in March

Pencil in some time together witha spa day for you ans your favourite guy. Try one of our top picks:
For Her: LI'TYA Kodo Body Massage | 60 Min - $169
For Him: Deep Siam Massage | 75 Min - $169



Join us for our Annual Spring Detox this April at Mahaya Health Services

During the spring, our body prepares to shed all that it has accumulated over the cold winter months. The liver, a vital organ of detoxification, prepares the toxins and waste products for elimination. The elimination organs include the skin, lungs, kidneys, bowels and gall bladder. The goal in detoxification is to support all of the elimination organs and enhance the function of the liver so that toxins are effectively metabolized and eliminated. 

Our three week program will provide you with the information you need to safely and effectively detox your system.  A customized program will be created for each individual participant!

There will be two FREE one hour information sessions held on Monday April 7th  at 7:00pm OR Thursday April 10th at 7:00pm.

The package includes the following:
- Community Detox Package Handouts
- Two appointments with one of our naturopaths (one prior to beginning the detox and one upon completion) that will be booked around your schedule
- One appointment with one of the following - Colin Malval, our osteopathic practitioner, Carlo Marcoccia, our registered massage therapist, and Gilbert Lai ,our acupuncturist
- Three weekly community sessions, every Monday from 7pm - 8pm beginning on Monday April 28th at 2 College Street.
- Thorne Mediclear, a detoxification supplement

$335 +HST for existing patients of Mahaya Health Services
$405 +HST for new patients (includes a longer initial visit at discounted rate)
*cost are covered by most extended health insurance plans

If you are new to Mahaya, check out our website, www.mahayahealth.com, and read our practitioner’s bios.
Please contact Sarah at 647.403.4604 or info@mahayahealth.com to reserve your spot.  We will happily answer any other questions you might have.

Location: Mahaya Health Service, 2 College Street; Phone: 647-435-0152



Get colouring in our kids menu AND WIN!

Ask Mom or Dad to tweet a photo of your best colouring page in our menu to @MrGreenjeansTO and tag it: #kidslovemrgreenjeans

You could win a FREE birthday party for you and 14 friends!
Contest closes March 31st, 2014
Open to kids aged 10 and under
Value $150.00
See website for contest details

TRY ME! I’m Gluten-Free - Flourless Chocolate Almond Torte - $8

Two layers of moist flourless chocolate almond torte cradle a creamy almond filling all topped with a smooth chocolate almond mousse. This cake is so good you won’t believe it doesn’t have flour!

Mr. Greenjeans, 220 Yonge St. Toronto Eaton Centre 416.979.1212 mr@mrgreenjeans.ca



Irish Food features March 10-17th at Pogue Mahone

St. Patty’s Day celebration with some live bands. They are as follows:

Saturday March 15th: Denis Martel Duo (The Saturday of before St. Patty’s Day)

Monday, March 17th: TNT Duo (1:30pm-5:30pm) & D Eve Archer Trio (8pm-close 12am)

Irish Food features March 10-17th.

There is live music every Saturday night (10pm-close 1am), brunch is served every weekend (10:30am-3pm), along with a Build-your-own-Caesar Bar during brunch for $2.99.




Warm up with the NEW Maple Macchiato!

Stop in at Starbucks at 209 Victoria Street, for rich layers of milk steamed with a hint of vanilla syrup and topped with that Great Canadian sweet- Maple Syrup!!

Pairs well with a maple filled muffin or fruit and oat cookie for an irresistible treat!

Our little Starbucks is tucked inside the St. Michaels research Centre at street level. A beautiful bright space to get away from the hustle and bustle of down town city life and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.

Starbucks, 209 Victoria Street



St. Louis Bar & Grill is your neighbourhood bar and grill, with great deals 7 days a week!

The consistent delivery of a superior signature wing and rib product in a fun and friendly neighbourhood casual dining setting at competitive prices has and continues to be the cornerstone of the St. Louis Bar and Grill model. We pride ourselves on having great food, great service and the coldest beer in town. By exceeding guest expectations of product and experience, where the Guest comes first, St. Louis has earned a reputation as a cultural 'institution' with an expanding loyal customer base! 

We welcome you to visit the 'Devilishly Good!' and 100% Canadian atmosphere that is St. Louis Bar and Grill. We have so much more than wings and ribs and are family friendly with a great kids menu!

Check out our 7 daily deals, including ½ price Tuesday wing night, $5 Angus burger Wednesdays, and ½ price Thursday starters!

See stlouiswings.com for more details.
Atrium on Bay: 595 Bay Street, Toronto, 647-435-9464





Every Day Starting at 14.99
Lunch 14.99 | Dinner M-Th 22.99 F-S 24.99 | Brunch 16.99

Now available at selected locations. Visit www.springrolls.ca
Atrium on Bay: 40 Dundas St. West, Toronto, 416-585-2929




2 Can Dine for $15.99 at Swiss Chalet

Swiss Chalet, 362 Yonge St, Phone: (416) 597-0101




Take advantage of our welcome neighbour 10% OFF

Present personal identification proving your neighbourhood address on it to receive this offer. 10% off food and beverage, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuities. Available until May 30, 2014.

Enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere that offers views of vibrant Yonge Street. Delicious contemporary cuisine features local and seasonal ingredients. Check out our special menus to celebrate Easter, Mother’s Day.

Full Breakfast Buffet and à la carte
6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Weekends to 1 p.m.

Dinner and Seasonal Tasting Menu
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Reservations: 416-924-0611 ext 5018

Yonge Street Grille, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto
475 Yonge Street at College. Conveniently located one block north of Carlton Street




Quick-Lunch at PB

Lunch break not as long as you wished it was? Strapped for time? Just super hungry?
Either way, we’ve got you covered! The following menu consists of items our chefs are able to prepare extra-quick in the kitchen. Like everything on our menu, these items are made fresh to order from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients. You’ll be eating before you know it and back on the job in no time!
OR, relax, sit back and stay a while, we now have complimentary WIFI!

Pickle Barrel, Atrium, 312 Yonge St, Phone: (416) 977-6677




Duke Pubs Curry Celebration

Monday, March 3rd to Sunday, March 30th, 2014

So deliciously spicy, you'll want to make our curry at home. In fact, we want you to! The Duke Pubs are featuring spicy dishes this month, including a new dish, Chicken Curry Karma, made with Steam Whistle Pilsner. Purchase a Duke Pubs Curry Take-Home Kit for $12.99, which includes the Chicken Curry Karma recipe, Duke Pubs Rhubarb Chutney, and Duke Pubs Curry Spice (retail value $25.00).

Price of Event: No cover charge

Public Contact Information:  www.thedukepubs.ca
Duke of Somerset: 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com
Duke of Richmond: 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com

Sponsors of Event: Steam Whistle Pilsner



Special Offer 2 Photos for $19.99

A&P Retro Gallery is a photo studio, which snaps a moment from ancient times. Customers are welcome to come in and try on all kinds of different ball gown dresses for ladies, old fashion costumes for men and many great retro styles for young ones. All packages include professional make up applied by the stylist and all photos purchased are professionally edited on Photoshop by the photographer.

Location: 384 Yonge Street (Level P1 shops at Aura), Unit#92. Phone: (647) 556-2737

Wild Wing

Every day Lunch Special:

Every Evening Dinner Special:
(Wing Dinner is 1Lb wing + Fries + 1 Fountain Drink)

Thursday Special:
All day is Pint & Pound for only $13.99

Location: 431 Yonge Street (Yonge & College), Phone: (416) 596-9464



Church of the Holy Trinity offers rental space

Church of the Holy Trinity offers rental space suitable for all manner of meeting and event needs.  Schedule your next gathering, whether business or social, in this historic and beautiful space featuring many amenities.

Contact the parish administrator at 416-598-4521 ext 222.



Pantages Martini Bar

Stir your evening to life in seductive fashion with a visit to Martini Bar at Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre. Tucked into the lobby, this cordial lounge strikes the perfect mood. Witness the awakening of downtown nightlife through floor-to-ceiling windows. Savor a blend of satisfying cuisine and imaginative cocktails as you select from our creatively inspired drink menu featuring more than 40 distinct martini recipes. Discover the perfect spot for happy hours, pre- or post-theatre drinks and blissful nightcaps.

Visit pantageshotel.com Location: 200 Victoria Street.



March Break Family Blast

Nothing beats March Break at the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto! Exciting activities are planned daily (and nightly!) including family activities like Chelsea Challenge, Bingo Bonanza, Family Fear Factor, Movie Madness – late night movies and more!

Families also love our Family Fun Zone, featuring the Kid Centre, Club 33 Teen Lounge and our Family Pool with the 130-foot "Corkscrew" – Downtown Toronto's only indoor waterslide!

March Break Family Blast includes:
- One-night accommodation
- Free $20 Cadillac Fairview SHOP CARD® from Toronto Eaton Centre
- $25 Food Credit (Children 5 and under eat free/Children 6-12 eat half-price
- Underground hotel self-parking for one vehicle
- Show Your Key and Save with our attraction, theatre and spa partners – featuring our newest additions Legoland and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada!

From $159 CAD/night*

Package valid for stays from March 7 to 16, 2014.

For more information or to book visit eatonchelsea.com or call 1-800-CHELSEA (2435732)



All inclusive meeting package

Situated in the heart of downtown Toronto, and easily accessible by public transport, Eaton Chelsea is the ideal destination for business functions, corporate meetings and private celebrations. Incorporating over 24,000 ft² of event space, Eaton Chelsea offers a variety of adaptable venues to suit every type of function. Eaton Chelsea's professional event planners pay attention to every detail to ensure each event meets the demands and requirements of the most meticulous organiser.

All-Inclusive meeting package from $100 per person including:
- Continental breakfast
- Mid-morning break
- Lunch
- Afternoon break
- Room rental
- Basic Wi-Fi
- Complimentary upgrade to hot lunch
- Taxes, gratuities and fees

Bonus! Group Room Rate Offer starting from only $129!
Visit eatonchelsea.com for more details or 416-585-4340 to book!




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