York-Eglinton Business Improvement Area

Discover what's new and happening on Eglinton West.

July 4th marks the start of our Afro-Caribbean Farmers Market in the heart of Little Jamaica on Eglinton Avenue West!

Our market will run every Sunday until October 3rd, 11 am - 3 pm and will offer an evolving array of fresh foods and artisan vendors throughout the summer.⁠ Find us at the Green P Lot located at 1531 Eglinton Avenue West. 

The nearest TTC Subway Station is Eglinton West and parking is available in the Green P Lot at 1603 Eglinton Ave West. 

When you arrive at the Market:⁠

  • Please stop at the entrance of the market, use the hand sanitizer provided and read the Covid-19 public health questions. If you feel unwell please stay home. Masks are required.⁠
  • ⁠Maintain physical distancing from vendors, staff, volunteers and other customers.
  • Consider bringing a reusable bag.⁠
  • We recommend bringing cash as well as debit or credit cards.⁠
  • There is no public access to washrooms.⁠

Visit https://afrocaribbeanfarmersmarket.com for more information and upcoming vendors!⁠

Thank you to our community supporters: Toronto Parking Authority, Councillor Josh Matlow and Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Jill Andrews. 


The York Eglinton BIA has seen the issues of homelessness, panhandling and social disorder becoming a growing concern to our community. We cannot solve these problems alone. Join us and sign the #EglintonWestNow petition: http://chng.it/ZCPdWbVnrg

We believe in prioritizing the health, safety and inclusiveness of all as pivotal to economic development. We believe in collaborating and building partnerships to tackle visible, street-based concerns, we are investing in the economic competitiveness of our neighbourhood.

The #EglintonWestNow petition makes clear the demands of the York-Eglinton BIA neighbourhood to governments the actions needed to help us build a safer, more inclusive community for all who live, work, play, study and invest here. Sign the petition: http://chng.it/ZCPdWbVnrg

COVID-19 represents an unprecedented challenge for small businesses and our main streets. 

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade are partnering to deliver you a one-stop information centre where you will find the resources, tools, and critical support programs you need to manage the challenge you’re facing.

The Business Support Portal includes resources, tools and critical support programs to help you manage the challenges of COVID-19. 

More Information


Premiering the first episode of "Word on the Street". Watch and learn more about the York Eglinton BIA's response to COVID-19, and what financial supports are currently available to support small businesses. 

Watch Episode 1 - Word On The Street



For Immediate Release

February 18, 2020

“Supporting small business must be priority as we want to ensure that businesses that have experienced disruption gets to experience the benefits once light rail services start. That’s why we are demanding action and compensation to assist our small businesses that are experiencing financial hardship.” says Nick Alampi, Chair of the York-Eglinton BIA.

Read the full press release



The Chair and Management Board of the York-Eglinton BIA is proud to welcome Louroz Mercader as our new Manager of the York Eglinton International Market. He is an experienced city-builder and communications professional with a progressive career in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Louroz was previously the Manager of Communications and Public Engagement at Waterfront Toronto responsible for Sidewalk Toronto - a joint eort by Waterfront Toronto and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use,  complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront.

Together with the Board, he will implement our new strategic plan, lead proposed streetscape projects and manage several key project areas for our BIA as we transition towards the end of the multi-year LRT construction.



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