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








March 14, 2020

Safety & Security

COVID-19: How You Can Do Your Part

Best Practices

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

Snow plan, winter services, snow plow, city services

December 5, 2019


FILMING NOTIFICATION – 65 Heward Ave, Ste. B206, Toronto, M3K 2C1

Shadows 2 Television Productions Inc.

  1. 65 Heward Ave, Ste. B206, Toronto, M3K 2C1


Delivery Date: November 23, 2019

Shadows S2 Television Productions Inc. has resumed filming of ‘What We Do In The Shadows, Season II’, a hilarious half-hour comedy series set in New York City that follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds of years.

We will work quietly and respectfully at all times and thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation with our production. Watch for the release in 2020!

We will be filming at The Duke Live, 1225 Queen Street East

PREP: Monday & Tuesday, December 2 & 3, from 7 AM – 8 PM

FILMING: Wednesday, December 4, from 8 AM 3 AM

WRAP: Thursday, December 5, from 7 AM – 8 PM

We will be filming interior scenes in the daytime, and will be working outside the location after dark on the north and south side of Queen Street as well as in the rear parking lot.


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


Prep vehicles will park in The Duke’s rear parking lot during the above Prep and Wrap times.

On Tues. Dec. 3 at 8 AM we will begin reserving a portion of the west side of Curzon St. with orange parking pylons between Queen St. and the rear driveway of St. Joseph Parish, 162 Leslie St.

On Tues. Dec. 3 at 6 PM we will begin reserving a portion of the south side of Queen St. E. between Leslie St. and Rushbrooke Ave., and our trucks will arrive later that night.

– On Wed. Dec. 4 at 9 AM we will begin reserving both the north side of Queen St. E, between Leslie St. and Jones Ave, and the west side of Leslie St, between Queen St. and Eastern Av.

We will then move our trucks into these areas and off of the south side of Queen St.

– All of our trucks on city streets will be removed at 7 AM on Thursday, Dec. 5.

We recognize that filming overnight can be disruptive in a neighbourhood and we commit to minimizing our noise.  A member of our team will be visiting homes in the immediate vicinity of film work and requesting your acceptance of our plan.


Displaced permit parkers affected by our filming activities are kindly asked to park in their driveways (if applicable), on surrounding streets, or in nearby pay lots. On our filming day, please approach any crew member and ask to speak to Boris Radivojevic, Asst. Location Manager, (647.231.4955) or Morten Dorrell, ALM, (416.805.7884) who will direct you to available parking and/or reimburse your parking receipt, and respond to any questions or concerns.


All of our filming & related activities are undertaken under the authority & approval of the City of Toronto Film & Television Office. Any intermittent traffic stoppages and 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.

Elmer Jones​​Morten Dorrell

Location Manager​​Assistant Location Manager


November 27, 2019


Late Night Exterior Filming Notice – 1091 Queen St E Nov. 29

November 26, 2019


FILMING NOTIFICATION – Nov. 26th to 28th

Idaho Productions Ltd. DBA: Salt N Pepa MOW 5-20 Butterick Rd Etobicoke, ON M8W 3Z8T 647.484.8477 E:saltnpepaprod@gmail.com



Delivery Date: November 20, 2019


The production takes place during different times throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s chronicling the forming and ascent of the rap duo Salt n’ Pepa.

To Residents & Businesses in the vicinity:
We will be filming INTERIOR scenes at
Revolution Recording Studio, 36 Laing St

PREP: Tuesday, November 26th, 7AM – 7PM FILM: Wednesday, November 27th – 10AM – Midnight WRAP: Thursday, November 28th, Midnight – 4AM

Our production vehicles and various pieces of film equipment will be located on:
• Eastern Ave, north side, Leslie St to Knox Ave (prep vehicles and equipment trucks) Parking Nov 26th @ 9AM to Nov 28th @ 6AM
• Laing St, east side, Eastern Ave to Queen St (equipment trucks) Parking Nov 27th @ 1AM to Nov 28h @ 2AM, coning Nov 26th at 8AM
• Ashbridges Bay, south lot (support trucks and crew vehicles) Parking Nov 27th @ 1AM to Nov 28h @ midnight, coning Nov 27th at 7AM

Night Activity: Our trucks will be arriving on Laing St at 1AM on Nov 27th and departing on Nov 28th at 2AM. Additionally, we will be filming interior scenes 36 Laing St until midnight on Nov 28th, with a small wrap crew continuing until 4AM.
Permit Parkers: To ensure that Laing St will be clear of vehicles on by the evening of Nov 27th, Locations Personnel will commence “soft coning” the street at 4PM on Nov 26th, though parking will be permitted until the morning of Nov 27th. Any displaced permit parkers on Laing St will be reimbursed for their parking.
Due to our filming, arrival and the departure of our film vehicles after 11PM, we are requesting an exemption of Guideline #5. Restrictions & Limitations: Filming and vehicle movement between 11PM- 7AM. A member of our locations department will be collecting signatures for the Toronto Film Office to allow this exemption.
***All of our filming & related activities are undertaken under the authority & approval of the City of Toronto Film & Television Office. ANY INTERMITTENT 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.

Chris Martin  Location Manager 416-567-5170
Jarrod Price  Assistant Location Manager 647-378-0046

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