July 10, 2023

Safety & Security

Trauma Resources for Queen and Carlaw Incident


We understand that the tragedy on Friday has triggered many members of our community, and that among those would be people seeking information or resources to assist them.

We would like to inform you all of resources made available through the @cityofto whether it be for you, your family or the community at large to cope with any impact of Friday’s incident. If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance as a result of the recent incidents of violence in the community, please call any of the contacts provided in the link in our LinkTree.

The Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) works across Toronto providing support and resources to communities impacted by violent and traumatic incidents. It is a coordinated program of municipal services, police, community organizations, faith communities and residents to assist a neighbourhood’s response and recovery from traumatic incidents.


October 3, 2022


We are Hiring – Leslieville BIA Coordinator

Job Description
The Board of Directors for the Leslieville Business Improvement Area requires a BIA Coordinator on a full time basis to
provide administrative support, customer service and general assistance. The individual must be a self- starter and
possess strong organizational skills to ensure that projects and activities are completed on time.


Please see attached release for full list of qualifications and requirements by the board of members.


Leslieville BIA _Job Description_Leslieville BIA Coordinator.docx

May 9, 2022

Contract Work

The Leslieville BIA requires a Project Administrative Officer

The Leslieville BIA requires a Project Administrative Officer

Note: This position is being funded through Canada Summer Jobs, eligibility requirements apply.

The Leslieville Business Improvement Area (BIA) was formed in 2013 by a City of Toronto Council motion, it represents over 200 businesses along Queen Street East from Empire Ave. to Vancouver Ave. We are responsible for maintaining a vibrant commercial main street and bringing tourism to support businesses. We do this through events, promotion of the commercial main street, advocacy on behalf of businesses, beautification, streetscape and other initiatives. The BIA is governed by Chapter 19 of City of Toronto Municipal Code and is run by a Board of Management of business owners.

Please see attached document for full details. Only eligible Candidates that meet criteria will be contacted. We thank you for your time and consideration.

Leslieville BIA _Job Description_Canada Summer Jobs.docx


April 19, 2022



Project Description
Leslieville Business Improvement Area (BIA) is seeking a vendor to provide web development and web graphic

design services to refresh our current website visitileslieville.ca using the existing navigation menus, on the same
back end and content and add three new menus (e-commerce menu, film menu, BIA Member menu)

Read Details in Attached Document

Lelsieville BIA Website Refresh_Film Portal RFP.rev

July 20, 2021


Notice of TTC Works on Queen Street East

Kindly click the link below to access the TTC notice regarding streetcar overhead upgrades and local rail repairs. This is scheduled to occur over a 10-day period from July 26 to August 5.

During this 10-day period, streetcars will be replaced with buses on the Queen and Kingston routes to accommodate the work on Queen Street East from east of Leslie Street to west of Woodbine Avenue. TTC Overhead crews will work around patio hours.

Arrangements will also be made to deliver the notice to businesses and residents on Queen Street East between Leslie and Woodbine.

If you have any questions about the notice and/or work, please contact Diego Sinagoga at 416-393-2197  or  647-468-4183.


See the full notice here

July 19, 2021


Film Notice- TV Commercial

Please see the following notice as it relates to a film shoot in our neighbourhood. Please note that most of the activities, including parking, will be confined to the St Joseph’s Church on Leslie Street.

Production Type: TV COMMERCIAL

Project Title: Crea – Welcome Home  210720

Production Company & Address: SKIN AND BONES FILM COMPANY INC

1028 QUEEN ST W Suite: 200 TORONTO, ONTARIO, CA, M6J 1H6

Production Company Phone  #: 416-639-5920

Location Manager: Giles Jaconello

Location Manager Cell #: 416-571-6152

Filming Location(s) & Times: Location: 165 LESLIE ST

Type: PREP, Start Date Time: Jul-19 12:00, To: Jul-19 21:00

Type: FILMING, Start Date Time: Jul-20 07:00, To: Jul-22 18:00

Type: WRAP, Start Date Time: Jul-22 18:00, To: Jul-22 23:00

Type: WEATHER, Start Date Time: Jul-23 07:00, To: Jul-23 23:00

Parking Location(s): LESLIE ST between QUEEN ST E and DUNDAS ST E, Side: E

Start: Jul-19 07:00 , End: Jul-23 23:00

Please click the following link for the official notice: LON2-CREA-Leslie

May 14, 2021

Safety & Security

Spike in Break & Enters in the Leslieville BIA

Important Update re Break and Enters in Leslieville BIA

By now, you may have heard about the spike in break and enter incidents in our BIA. The police has now named a suspect. Councillor Paula is also calling a townhall to deal with these issues. Please see a note from the police below, as well as an invitation to the town hall.
Police Names Suspect in Break & Enters

From the Division 55 Police:
The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating a man wanted in connection with multiple break and enters.

Between Saturday, May, 8, 2021 and Monday, May 10, 2021, a man broke into numerous commercial businesses in the Queen Street East and Leslieville area.

It is alleged:

– the majority of the entries took place on Queen Street East and in the Leslieville area

– the man smashed a front glass window or door to gain entry to the premise

– the man targeted cash, cigarettes, lotto tickets, and any other accessible property

Wade Joshua Meyers, 41, of Toronto, is wanted for:

1. eight counts of Break and Enter Commit
2. two counts of Break and Enter with Intent
3. ten counts of Fail to Comply Release Order

His photograph has been released.

He is also wanted for multiple break and enters in 11 Division and 14 Division.

See previous release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Please see photos of the perpetrator below.

Wade Joshua Meyers, 41

April 5, 2021


Request For Proposals-Leslieville BIA Business Plan

Leslieville BIA Business Plan- Call for Proposals

The Leslieville Business Improvement Area requests proposals for the completion of its Business Plan. For more information, click above to access the document.

About the Leslieville BIA

Representing over 200 businesses and property owners along Queen Street East from Empire to Vancouver Avenues, the Leslieville BIA strives to create and sustain an enabling local economic environment through the creation and maintenance of a vibrant commercial main street. We do so by promoting the area as a preferred main street to shop, dine and visit. We work with businesses, the city and other stakeholders to animate spaces, craft policies, host events, among other things. Our proximity to Toronto’s studio district makes us an ideal location for the film industry to grow and flourish. Some of Canada’s most beloved television productions, such as Kim’s Convenience are filmed here. Many film industry players also call Leslieville home.

In early 2020 we completed a strategic plan. The plan can be viewed here:

Leslieville BIA Final Stategic Plan Dec24_2019

February 21, 2021


Ontario Line Notice of Works to be Done

Please see notice from Metrolinx, regarding the Ontario Line

OLine – Hydrovac work near the rail corridor Eastern to Gerrard – work resuming February 22

February 21, 2021


Commercial Properties in the Leslieville BIA to be Added to Heritage Registry

Please see the notice from the City regarding commercial properties of the BIA that have been recommended as heritage buildings, to be listed in the Heritage Registry. You may also download this notice.

Leslievielle BIA Owners Notice_Feb 2021

September 30, 2020


Film Notification: Kim’s Convenience

FILMING NOTIFICATION (for full release, click the following link: Kim’s Convenience Film Notification)

To Residents & Businesses in the vicinity:


We will be filming EXTERIOR scenes at 947 Queen St. E. Oct. 2, 2020 between the hours of 12PM – 7PM

PREP: Oct. 1 from 8AM – 6PM

FILMING: Oct. 2 from 12PM – 7PM. RAIN DATE: Oct. 2 from 7AM – 1PM

WRAP: Oct. 2 from 7PM – 8PM

Our production vehicles and various pieces of film equipment will be located on:

• West side of Heward Ave. from Queen St. E. to Carl Stryg Lane.
• East side of Heward Ave. from Carl Stryg Lane to 185 Heward Ave.
• South side of Queen St. E. from Carlaw Ave. to Heward Ave. (to keep clear for picture)
• North side of Eastern Ave. from Carl Stryg Lane to Pape Ave.

We will begin reserving the Heward Ave. & Eastern Ave. sections with cones on Oct. 1 at 8AM. Then reserving the Queen St. E. section on Oct. 1 at 6PM, with vehicles arriving on Oct. 2 at 12PM and departing at 8pm.

Displaced permit parkers affected by our filming activities are kindly asked to park in their driveways (if applicable),
surrounding streets, or nearby pay lots. On our filming day, please approach any crew member and ask to speak to Nabil
Badine or Sari Miettinen from the Locations Department. We will direct you to available parking and/or reimburse your
parking receipt.

We will have Toronto Paid Duty Officers for intermittent traffic stoppages & safety in Carl Stryg Lane during our shoot.

***All of our filming & related activities are undertaken under the authority & approval of the City of Toronto Film &
Television Office. ANY INTERMITTANT TRAFFIC STOPPAGES/CONTROL will be conducted under the safe supervision of the Toronto Police Service.***

On behalf of the production, we thank you for supporting Toronto’s vibrant film industry. Questions? Please contact our
production office, or the City of Toronto Film & Television Office at filmtoronto@toronto.ca or 416-338-FILM.

You can find the Filming Guidelines and the Code of Conduct for Cast & Crew at www.toronto.ca/film under the “Plan Your Shoot” section.



May 14, 2020

Safety & Security

COVID-19: How You Can Do Your Part

Best Practices

April 8, 2020


April 1, 2020


Urgent Support for Small Businesses- Form Letter

URGENT Call for small business supportFINAL


TABIA has created this form letter that proposes suggestions to the orders of Government about support for the small business sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please download letter and include your name and other details as required, and send the letter to the following representatives:

Doug.ford@pc.ola.org (should work similar to the others in his caucus)

Or submit through their main website here:



Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition in Ontario



The PM’s online form can be found here:

https://pm.gc.ca/en/connect/contact and his MP email is:



Please also copy MP Julie Dabrusin (julie.Dabrusin.C1A@parl.gc.ca), MPP Peter Tabuns (tabunsp-qp@ndp.on.ca), Mayor John Tory (john.tory@toronto.ca) and Councillor Paula Fletcher (councillor_fletcher@toronto.ca).


March 31, 2020


Sewage System Upgrades on Queen Street East


March 27, 2020


Generic Letter from Businesses for COVID-19 Rent Relief



Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Ford and Mayor Tory,


I am sure you agree that small businesses play a vital role in supporting our local economies and the Canadian way of life. Over the past several years this group has been largely overlooked – BUT now is the time they need you more than ever. Their survival is imperative as this group of people will play a vital role in rebuilding our amazing country and bringing back community “spirit” and togetherness when this pandemic and physical distancing is over.


Small businesses employ millions of Canadians and help serve as the backbone of community and economic life. If these businesses aren’t saved from ruin over the next few months, local businesses will need to be rebuilt from scratch with new owners and “neighbourhoods” will suffer for years to come.


The Challenge

  • Hundreds of thousands of Canadian small business owners have effectively lost their jobs due to COVID-19 either because revenue has drastically reduced or from being required to close
  • Expenses (rent, utilities, etc) remain with no protection if they default
  • Many business owners have personal guarantees on leases or other business assets and have ZERO protection if they default
  • Those open, are struggling to pay staff (the 10% government contribution isn’t enough to balance the loss of revenue)


Immediate Request (needed NOW)

  • Small business owners need cash, and they need relief on their expenses — especially rent
  • Provincial Government: needs to immediately order the banning of lock-outs by commercial landlords if a tenant cannot pay rent due to COVID-19 and provide off sets to landlords with federal funding help.
  • Federal government: needs to order a financial lockdown country wide so all payments freeze including rent, mortgages, taxes etc. until we get through this – not a downloading to some and not others
  • For businesses that have been able to keep some employees, they need enhanced wage supports similar to those in other countries


Medium/Long-Term Recommendation – Main Street Bailout


Only strong immediate action by governments, large financial institutions and insurance companies will ensure Canada’s small businesses survive this devastating time. In order to ensure small businesses not only survive, but can thrive when physical distancing is over, we encourage you to consider the full proposal for a Main Street Bailout (savesmallbusiness.ca).


Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and taking the immediate action needed.





March 20, 2020

Safety & Security

COVID-19 Business Directory


1247 Queen St E

10-6 Tues-Fri and 10-5 Sat-Mon

Curb side pick up, penguin pick up, courier and local delivery as well as all our retail partners across Canada




Cask Music

1054 Queen St E

Reduced hours – Monday: Closed – Tuesday-Friday: 2:00-5:30pm – Sat-Sun: 12:00-3:00pm. subject to change

Delivery, By appointment




Purple Penguin Cafe

889 Queen St. E

Mon-Thurs 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Fri 8:00 am- 5:00 pm; Sat 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Sun 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Take-out options offered and walk-ins welcome. You may also order by phone.


Raise the Root Organic Market

1164 Queen St E

Tue-Sun, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

In-store grocery shopping, 3 customer limit




1300 Queen St E

Please call 416-648-9484 if you need anything from the store.



Any Direct Flight

1382 Queen St E

Available for appointments



The Purple Purl

1162 Queen St E

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Online shopping shipped daily, and at-door/curbside pick up for local clients




952 Queen St E

By appointment only @ 416 885 6720



Leslieville Pumps

929 Queen St. E.

24hrs take-out, All convenience items and gas available



Rowe Farms Leslieville Market

893 Queen St E

12-8 PM



The Vandenberg House

1400 Queen St E

Appointments Only. Email contact@thevberghouse.ca




888 Queen St E

12-6 weekdays, 10-5 Sat, 12-5 Sun

Order ahead via call-in or email



Urban Bulk & Refill

1380 Queen St E

12-5pm daily

Retail – food, grocery, soaps, cleaners



Restore Integrative Health

989 Queen St E

See online booking page : https://restoreyourhealth.janeapp.com/

Virtual appointments for Psychotherapy, Naturopathic Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Instagram @restoreintegrativehealth


Glass Monocle Eyewear

909 Queen Street East

Weekdays – 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Weekends – 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Eye examination BY appointment, glasses preferably by appointment.



KaSpace Cafe

1183 Queen St E

Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Take-out Only



Doll Factory by Damzels

1122 Queen St E

Online shopping only- Curbside pick-ups daily from 12:00-5:00 pm

*Reusable mask sales available


instagram & facebook


Woodgreen Discount Pharmacy

1000 Queen St E

Mon-Fri 7:30 am- 7:30 pm; Sat 8:00 am– 6:00 pm & Sun 11: am – 4:00 pm

Free delivery everyday; Free hand sanitizer available



1130 Queen St E

Daily 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Take out available


Realosophy Realty Brokerage

1152 Queen St E

Mon to Fri 9 pm to 5 pm

By appointment only- We are assisting clients with the buying, selling and renting of properties as usual and using online tools including video chat (FaceTime) to ensure we meet all social distancing and government directives while doing so. We can be reached at info@realosophy.com and 647-347-7325 at anytime.



Timmie Doggie Outfitters

1178 Queen St E

10:00 am- 4:00 pm  with Free Delivery, Curbside Pickup, Grooming. Contact 416-406-4999 or leslieville@timmie.ca



On the Off Beat Music School

1113 Queen St E

Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00pm; Online Music Lessons



Pro Glo Paints / Benjamin Moore

943 Queen St E

Mon- Fri 7:00 am to 6:00 pm; local delivery


Kristapsons Smoked Salmon

1095 Queen St E

Monday 9:00 am-2:00 pm; Tuesday to Saturday; 9:00 am-4:00 pm



EatBKK Leslieville

898 Queen St E

11:00 am – 9:00 pm daily; Takeout/delivery only



Radical Road Brewing Co.

1177 Queen St E

Weekdays – 4-11pm / Sat – 3-11pm / Sun – 3-9pm / Monday Closed; delivery only



Garden’s Path Floral Design

983 Queen St E

Mon-Fri 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; delivery and curbside pick up



FAT Lamb Kouzina

1097 Queen St E

Thursday – Sunday 3-6pm; free delivery, with food left at yourdoor



The Ten Spot

916 Queen St E

Temporarily closed-accepting appointments



Scout Ltd

1140 Queen St E

Online ordering with curbside pick-ups on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (please order ahead on Scout’s website)



Dianna Witte Gallery

1142 Queen St E

Wed-Sat by appointment

Remote consults, appointment viewing, delivery








January 10, 2020


Notice of Ontario Line Open Houses

Ontario Line Public Open Houses

Dear Stakeholders,

On June 4, 2019, the Ontario Government passed the “Getting Ontario Moving Act,” which assigns responsibility for planning some rapid transit in Toronto to the Province of Ontario. As a result, the Relief Line project has now been replaced by the Ontario Line project.  With this change, Metrolinx will lead a renewed consultation and exploration process, which will also include additional Environmental Assessment work.  As this new process gets underway, we hope that you will continue to participate in engagement opportunities.

Metrolinx is hosting four public open houses to introduce the Ontario Line later this month. Fifteen potential stations are proposed between Ontario Place and Ontario Science Centre, with links to GO Transit, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and TTC Lines 1 and 2. The objective of the information sessions will be to provide the public with an overview of the project, the process, and information on future engagement opportunities.

The information sessions will be hosted in the last two weeks of January. The same information will be available at each event. Details of the sessions are below, and included in the flyer.

Public Open Houses

Date: Thursday, January 23rd
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 1T3

Date: Monday, January 27th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ryerson University, Tecumseh Auditorium
55 Gould St, Toronto, ON M5B 1E9

Date: Tuesday, January 28th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan Community Church (Leslieville)
115 Simpson Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1A1

Date: Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Exhibition Place, Beanfield Centre, Room 201 ABC
105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

If you have any questions about the meetings or the project, please contact Metrolinx directly at OntarioLine@metrolinx.com.

January 3, 2020


Winter Services

August 9, 2019


Leslieville Filming Notification: ‘“The Broken Heart Gallery”



August 4, 2019


Hydro Overhead Electrical Update #2

A pre-construction meeting will be held between the BIA and Hydro the 1st or 2nd week of September, 2019 in advance of work commencement (late September, 2019). A Hydro construction representative will be appointed for ongoing communications at that time.

BIA members are encouraged to get involved by participating in our Development Committee by emailing leslievillebia@gmail.com.

August 3, 2019


Leslieville Filming Notification: ‘Workin’ Moms’ REVISED Aug. 3

REVISED to add parking on the south side of Queen St E between Caroline Ave and Winifred Ave. on Aug. 6.


July 29, 2019


Leslieville Filming Notification: Loblaws Commercial

July 19, 2019


Leslieville Filming Notification: ‘The Organ Donor’

July 18, 2019


Leslieville Filming Notification – Kim’s Convenience Season 4 *NEW*

July 4, 2019


**EXTENSION** – TTC Construction Notice

June 7, 2019


Hydro Overhead Electrical Update #1

May 21, 2019

Safety & Security

How To Report a Crime – We all have a responsibility

April 11, 2019


Leslie Streetcar Track Noise – Councillor Fletcher letter to TTC CEO