Browse through an interactive timeline of Emery Village BIA’s capital projects below, organized by year.
The BIA has been a catalyst for renewal and revitalization, two key components to ensuring healthy, stable and well functioning neighbourhoods with viable businesses and viable commerce. As business forecasters spent the first weeks of 2011 looking for signs of economic recovery our businesses knew full well that one cannot sit around waiting for things to happen. Businesses need to kick-start the effort of enterprise. At Emery Village BIA, the agenda has been filled with projects and plans to move forward on our mission and commitment our stakeholders.
Weston Road & Sheppard Avenue
The much anticipated reconstruction of Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West is commenced July 23, 2007. This project includes: the maple leaf in interlocking brick, benches, banners, planters, a stone seatwall with the Emery Village logo, historical markers, trees, hanging baskets, and decorative L.E.D. lighting. This project was the first of its kind in the City of Toronto.
Steeles Avenue & Weston Road
The Steeles Avenue and Weston Road Capital Improvement project includes an Emery Village stone entrance seatwall, TTC shelter improvements, benches, median and free standing flower boxes, hanging plants, plantings and landscaping, and street and accent lighting.
Steeles Avenue & Fenmar Drive
The Capital Improvement Project completed at Steeles Avenue and Fenmar Drive includes Emery Village signature benches, banners, planters, a stone seatwall, a historical marker, hanging baskets, and decorative L.E.D. lighting.
Finch Avenue West & Weston Road
This project includes the addition of benches, interlock boulevard work, landscaping features, and a historical mural to help enhance the appearance of a new mixed-use retail and residential unit in the Emery Village BIA.
2010 marked the completion of project work on Arrow Road. The project is a cost shared contract that fused city led transportation infrastructure money with Emery Village BIA/ City of Toronto Economic Development program. Completed in one year, the project is a good example of the city working together with the business community through its BIA. The original city plan called for the cyclical replacement of aging water lines and connections, road re-surfacing and curb..Read More
Clean and Beautiful Toronto has agreed to assist with funding for upgrading Satterly Road, part of the Humber Summit commercial area that recently joined the BIA. Following city approvals, planning and design stages, Phase 1 work on the north side of the road was completed by the end of 2012. Satterly Road, an important gateway for the adjacent neighbourhoods, provides access to the local shops that occupy the plazas to the north and south along..Read More
Joseph Bannon Park
Memorial spaces play a vital role in shaping how the public identifies with the past, acting as vehicles that bring significant events and people into the present. They link us to the local movers and shakers, as much as they raise awareness about the silent heroes whose kindness and benevolence shaped the social fabric of the community. Joseph Bannon Park is dedicated to the memory of one of Emery Village’s greatest community champions. Born in..Read More
Phase two of the beautification program that began in Humber Summit area is expected to be completed by the summer of 2013, which includes capital work improvements along Plunkett Road. Capital investments here will include branding and identifying banners and seat walls, decorative lighting, benches, planter boxes, floral garden beds, decorative pavers, designated on-street parking and new tree plantings, along with a historical marker. The historical marker will showcase the history of the area by..Read More
Sheppard Avenue & Rivalda Road
In 2015, the BIA installed benches, new LED pedestrian lights and light poles at the intersection. The flagpoles were previously done on the north side to establish a continuing streetscape spanning from Arrow Road to Weston Road. The first intersection the BIA was involved in was at Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue. In 2010, Arrow Road and Sheppard Avenue was noted as the most continuous streetscape improvement in our BIA.