Welcome

Welcome to shoptheQueensway.com BIA, the new hub of the west end and brand new BIA. With over 300 unique and interesting businesses, the Queensway is an entertainment, dining, and shopping destination. One of Toronto's avenues it is transforming into a vibrant mixed-use street with a growing population. Changes to a more pedestrian friendly street, new outdoor patios, new and renewed parks, and a proposed arts hub will enliven the street scene in years to come.

shoptheQueensway.com BIA runs along the Queensway from Kipling Ave to Park Lawn Road

Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:13

Digital Main Street Grant Featured

Starting Oct 15, qualifying businesses can apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant to help them adopt new digital technologies.
 
What can the grant be spent on?
 
While some of the details are still being finalized, generally the eligible costs that can be offset by the grant are digital technology contract/salaries, website design and development software, hardware and training. More specifically:
 
Digital Marketing
o Hiring a consultant/agency/person to execute digital marketing initiatives
 
Website
o Redesign or improvement of existing website
o Development of new website
 
Software
o Graphic design software or productivity software (LastPass, Hootsuite, Dropbox, etc.)
o Social media software (Hootsuite, Buffer, etc.)
o Other software as approved
 
Digital Training
o Ongoing digital training courses (in-person & online)
 
Hardware
o Hardware must be deemed necessary
 
How to Apply:
 
1. Fill in and submit a grant application at www.digitalmainstreet.ca