The Waterfront Business Improvement Area

A community-driven organization dedicated to promoting the economic and cultural vitality of Toronto’s Waterfront.

The Province of Ontario has declared a state of emergency ordering all businesses, excluding those that have been deemed to be essential businesses, to close by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24th. The list of businesses ordered to close includes: bars, restaurants (excluding take-out and delivery), theatres, childcare centres, recreation centres, and private schools. The Province has also prohibited organized public events over 5 people. In addition, the City of Toronto has announced that many City Park facilities have been closed in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
– More information, Province of Ontario
– List of essential businesses, Province of Ontario
 Park closures, City of Toronto
– Resources for Waterfront BIA businesses 
– Waterfront Businesses offering take out and delivery

What’s Happening on The Waterfront

Official sources for COVID-19 updates, resources for businesses

Click here for links to official government sources with most up-to-date announcements. We will update with programs and “how to” utilize and claim benefits as they are made available.

Local businesses offering take out and delivery options

Restaurants, bars, nightclubs and cafes were all ordered to shut down to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, but there are still kitchens offering take out and delivery. Click here for a list of businesses on the waterfront.

Sign-up for The Ripple e-Newsletter

For more info on contests & prizes, special offers, business / digital tips and events on the Waterfront.

Building the Waterfront East LRT

Learn more about the Waterfront East LRT by downloading the Waterfront Commuter Survey conducted by the Waterfront BIA and Economic Impact Study prepared by Hatch.

What is Waterfront ReConnect?

Learn more about the changes to the Gardiner Underpass at Rees Street and our plan for safer, more attractive underpass connections to the water in the future.

Waterfront BIA Strategic Plan

Download your copy of our 2017 Strategic Framework & Tactical Plan developed by Live Work Learn Play, Inc.