About

shoptheQueensway.com BIA is a business association whose mandate is to promote, and stimulate local business. Aside from business promotion, marketing and branding the businesses along The Queensway, we are working towards streetscape improvements, and bringing a sense of community back to this underserved area.

Since being established a couple years ago, the shoptheQueensway.com has accomplished the following as a part of their mandate:

  • Created a BIA website
  • Organized an Annual Festival on The Queensway titled Celebrate The Queensway
  • Worked with the City to develop short and medium term streetscape improvements
  • Made a donation to the ‘Friends of Queensway Park’ for park improvements
  • Organized a Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Park for the holidays
  • Expanded the BIA from Royal York to Park Lawn, making our BIA one of the longest in Canada
  • Commissioned a mural facing the park on the Beer Store wall, funded by a City of Toronto grant
  • Installed branded banners along the Queensway from Park Lawn to Kipling
  • Installed branded street signs along the Queensway form Park Lawn to Kipling

The BIA’s board of volunteers is incredibly dedicated, and is always looking for additional volunteer help with committees or special projects.

Board Members

Zach Abraham, 631 The Queensway, Us Communications Inc., 416-255-3918

Karen Baistrocchi, 875 The Queensway, Queensway Car Wash, 416-251-4712

Ramal Bhamra, 631 The Queensway, Us Communications Inc., 416-255-3918

Councillor Justin DiCiano,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 416-392-4040

Ephraim Hernandez, 929 The Queensway, Dentistry on the Q, 416-255-0878

Ainsley Magno, 1066 The Queensway, Bodhi Tree Yoga Studio, 416-259-7000

Michele Roberts, 1252 The Queensway, Tartistry, 416-901-5500