The Forest Hill Village Barber Shop celebrated their 90th anniversary on October 1st, 2021 making them the longest running business in the Village.
The BIA board and fellow BIA members share their sincere congratulations to Terry and the rest of the fellows at the shop! 90 years of helping keep generations of boys and men well groomed and looking their best has made this shop a beloved community hub.
We wish the guys ongoing success and longevity in the neighbourhood - the Village just wouldn't be the same without them.
Music in Suydam Park returns!
We are very pleased to announce that our free acoustic concert series will be back for the 4th year in Suydam Park (Spadina Rd. at Coulson).
Weather permitting, please join us every Saturday through August (starting the 14th) and September, from 1 to 3pm.
August 14th: The Red Rhythm
August 21st: Little Rambunctious
August 28th: Lemon Bucket Orkestra Quartet
September 4th: Emilyn & John
September 11th: The Red Rhythm
We are thrilled to once again have several local restaurants and cafes making use of the CafeTO on-street patio program! This economic recovery program was initiated & launched by the City of Toronto, in collaboration with local BIAs like ours, as a way to help struggling restaurants, bars, and cafes recover some of what has been lost due to the extensive indoor dining closures during COVID.
This year, the BIA worked with our participating members to design and build more robust and attractive fencing that looks great, and feels more protective.
The very popular on-street public parklet that has been located near the NE corner of Spadina Rd. and Lonsdale will soon be relocated to the SW side of the Village. A new location was selected in order to share the parklet, and in order to make space for the forthcoming on-street outdoor dining CaféTO curb side cafe installations, the City's economic recovery initiative for restaurants.
The Village will have more outdoor dining and seating space than ever this summer!
The owners of What a Bagel, the nearest business to the public parklet, have agreed to help out with snow clearing and will aim to have the parklet cleared within 12-24hrs of a snowfall.
Our Streetscape Maintenance person will also continue to visit the Village once or twice a week (weather permitting) to keep the parklet, and rest of the village, as tidy as possible. Thank you in advance to all who enjoy the parklet for taking along any garbage you may have produced to the nearest garbage/recycling bin at the NE corner of Spadina & Lonsdale.
With specific Covid-19 special event protocols in place, we're pleased to announce that we'll be welcoming back some fabulously talented Toronto musicians for our Music in Suydam Park concert series.
We've been working behind the scenes for the past couple of weeks to help the City roll out the new CafeTO program that provides qualifying/interested restaurants on-street Curb Side Cafe spaces in which to conduct safe dining operations.
Just approved at City Council on June 29th, Forest Hill Village is one of the first communities to see the installations in place as of today, June 30th!
Full Al Fresco dining service should begin as of July 1st! More information coming soon.
The City of Toronto has launched the temporary CurbTO program City-wide to help local retail businesses better manage lineups so that customers are able to safely maintain physical distancing while waiting to enter stores, or to pick up goods at the curb.