Welcome to Emery Village BIA

Canada’s largest Business Improvement Area, founded in 2003. Representing 3,200 Businesses and Commercial Properties, and employing over 28,000 people.


COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-up Clinics

The Emery BIA proudly supports the Humber River Hospital Covid-19 POP-UP Vaccination Clinic for our EMERY BIA BUSINESS MEMBERS and their EMPLOYEES and is open to residents who live in the postal codes listed below.nOpen to adults over 18+(born in 2003 or earlier)

The POP-UP Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic will be held at Downsview Arena (1633 Wilson Ave.) on the following dates, May 11th , 12th and 13th

Starting from 9am until supply runs out.

We encourage all members to share this information with their employees.

What Identification to bring to show who you are and where you live?

If you work in Emery:

  • Work Identification/ Pay Stub
  • Letter from your Employer

If you live in the postal codes listed below bring one of the following:

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • Health Card

Emery is working closely with Humber River Hospital to bring additional Covid-19 POP-UP Vaccination Clinics to our Emery BIA very soon.


Free COVID-19 Work Safe Course

As the city continues opening and more COVID-19 cases are reported daily, this is the perfect time to prepare your business to handle changing conditions. Emery Village BIA is the proud sponsor of SkillsPass’ FREE COVID-19 Work Safe Course.

View a CTV feature on the course HERE.

View a Toronto.com feature on the course HERE.

The course is the first program in Canada, free to all Emery BIA business owners and all of their employees. We strongly encourage as many employees as possible to take advantage of this, from management to skilled trade workers. The course will cover crucial information about safe working conditions which is important for all employees to know. Register today for this exclusive opportunity!

COVID-19 – latest information

Province-wide shutdown

Toronto is in the Shutdown Zone of the Province’s COVID-19 response framework and subject to a provincial Stay-at-Home order. Most retail stores are closed for in-store shopping. To find the latest information on provincial regulations and City bylaw, visit the COVID-19 Guide for Toronto businesses and community organizations regularly. (via Digital Main Street)

Please find the latest updates on vaccinations in the Province of Ontario here:

To find out how to get the COVID-19 vaccine and detailed information about the three-phase plan for rolling out the vaccine, visit this page:

If you are unsure about your public health unit, you can find it here:

COVID-19 Vaccine safety information:

Emery Village BIA PPE Booklet

Emery Village BIA has put together a PPE Directory including businesses which are offering any of the following: gloves, temperature screening, electrostatic disinfection, masks, face shields, or eye protection.⁠

View the Booklet HERE.

Download the Booklet HERE.

The City of Toronto is preparing to oversee the safe restart of some services and partial reopening of many businesses. Resources have been developed to help support business through this time. For guidance on safely reopening, business operators can reference the Toronto Public Health Planning Guide, and visit the COVID-19: Reopening Guidelines for Businesses & Organizations to view sector specific resources.

Decisions about when and how businesses can begin operating will be made by the Government of Ontario in accordance with its framework to reopen the province after COVID-19.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Re-Opening your Restaurant

This guide provides you with the information you need to re-open your restaurant, or other food premise, after being closed or limited to take-out and delivery only. Part 1 provides advice on preparing your restaurant for food service, and Part 2 helps you to modify your premises and practices to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

You are advised to start preparing now for re-opening, but you are not permitted to start operating dine-in services until the revised order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act is announced by the provincial government and comes into effect. Please note that announcement may contain conditions, which may result in amendments to Part 2 of this document. These conditions are likely to be minor, and you will be informed of them immediately. Please check the City’s website at www.toronto.ca/COVID19 for updates and new information.

Digital Main Street Programs Across Ontario

FedDev Ontario and the Province have provided funds to expand Digital Main Street’s services and resources across Ontario. You can see the overview here:  https://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/02590.html?OpenDocument

What this means for municipalities and BIAs is that the following resources will be available to help you support your main street businesses over the coming months:

  • Digital Main Street Grant – there will be $2,500 grants available to main street businesses to support their purchase of technologies. These will be available July 1st.
  • Future-Proofing Program – Digital Main Street will be launching a new program focused on helping future-proof businesses. More details will follow on this in the coming weeks.

In addition, this also means the ShopHERE program, which builds an online store for small businesses and artists at no-cost, is also available across Ontario. You can find the details about the program here: www.digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere.

Emery Village BIA COVID-19 Town Hall (Virtual)

Emery Village BIA hosted a tele-town hall to address members’ questions about the impacts of COVID19 and the steps being taken by our governments to provide assistance to the business community. The one hour town hall featured commentary from local Humber River-Black Creek government representatives including Toronto City Councillor Anthony Perruzza, MPP Tom Rakocevic and Honourable MP Judy Sgro. Based on the feedback received in the discussion, the BIA is issuing a letter to Mayor Tory and the City’s Economic Support & Recovery Task Force outlining recommendations for a responsible approach to reopening the economy. If you were not able to make it to the tele-town hall, you may listen to a recording here:

  • Canada’s largest Business Improvement Area founded in 2003
  • Representing 3200 Businesses and Commercial Properties employing over 28000 people
  • Provincially Designated Employment District
  • Projects, programs and services to help meet business and community prospects and growth
  • We work with the City of Toronto, and other BIAs to engage and give voice to our businesses.

Our office may be closed, but like many others, we’re still actively working on your behalf. Recently, we have made changes to our website to reflect the most immediate needs in support of our businesses. We believe that our priority in this time of crisis is to ensure that the Emery Village Stakeholders and Community have the tools and timely information from the most appropriate sources to guide us through, build sustainability, and safeguard the health and safety of our residents, employees and business operators.

We will, from time to time renew and update our links to continue to serve you. Also, please see the section on the latest changes to our Mobile Security Patrol Program through VP Security.

If you are a business or a commercial property owner, please register to obtain access to e-mail blasts and other news feeds to keep you keep informed and updated to the latest news and changes to our services and programs.

Federal Resources

CEBA (Canada Emergency Business Account)

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility

Provincial Resources