Paula McInerney of McLellan Jewellers and Boutique of Bloor West Village has been a dedicated volunteer, first serving on committees and later as a BIA board member. She is currently serving in her 9th year as chair of the BIA. Now that she has had the opportunity to retire from her lifelong jewellery business, as a property owner, Paula remains committed to serve out her term as Chair of the BIA and beyond. Paula has proven herself to be very much committed and dedicated to the well being of the BIA and the whole community it serves.
Eva is a licensed optician. In September 1998, she setup her business in Bloor West Village. She carries high-end name brand eyeglasses. Eve joined the BIA Board of Management in 2001. Currently she is the Vice Chair of the BIA. Eva is of Polish descent, she brings with her, the European point of view on matters such as promotions and the way of life. Her contribution to the Board has been interesting, refreshing and helpful!
Contact: Ocular Canada, 2346 Bloor St. W., 416-769-8922
Alex Ling of Ling's Importers is the longest serving BIA board member in the whole wide world (40 years), and 24 years as BIA Chair! Alex is also is the founder of the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) - 19 years as President! Currently, there are now 73 BIAs in the City of Toronto and growing. Alex is also the pioneer and the driving force behind the Solar Powered Conversion of our Tree Lighting and Gas Lanterns in Bloor West Village. We have since retired 45 hydro meters from the Tree Lighting Program - no more hydro bills, and no more burning of fossil fuel from the Gas Lanterns! We will soon have a total of 60 Solar Powered Gas-style Lanterns in the Village.
Contact: Ling's Importers, 2257 Bloor St. W., 416-767-6233
Dr. George Y. Mousa began his practice in Bloor West Village in 1984 and joined the BIA Board of Management in 1990. Dr. Mousa has been quite active on the Board - he served on various committees borth organizational and promotional. Currently, Dr. Mousa is the Secretary of our BIA Board and he has held this position for the past 15 years!
Contact: Optometrist, 2 Jane St., Ste. 209, 647-296-3942
Celina arrived in Bloor West Village in 2004 and opened VILLA Restaurant along with her husband. Meeting many of the neighours and merchants prompted her to get more involved with the community in hopes of keeping Bloor West Village a destination area for those who are interested in shopping, dining and living in a great neighbourhood.
Contact: Villa Restaurant, 2277 Bloor St. W., 416-761-9222
Rachael is a long term Swansea resident, and property and business owner. She and her family have developed several local residential and commercial properties, including two restaurants, and currently own Max's Market in Bloor West Village. Rachael is committed to this integrated thriving neighbourhood, the sense of community in its shops and offices, homes, public buildings and parks.
She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University in 1980. Her work as an Architect in private and corporate practice, and as a project owner, has included residential, commercial, industrial & signage design, and commercial project and contract management.
Contact: Max's Market, 2299 Bloor St. W., 416-766-6362
Boris and his wife Linda lived in the Bloor West Village for 10 years before opening Her's Fine Lingerie in 1980. Boris is of Ukrainian heritage, born and raised in the Burgundy region of France. Boris worked in Electrical Engineering and hopes to bring some new ideas to the Bloor West Village Community.
Contact: Her's Fine Lingerie, 2250 Bloor St. Ws., 416-766-3310
Wes is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, an investment company in the village since 1999. Recently, he has been attending various BIA functions, showing curiosity and interests in the workings of our BIA. We invited Wes to join the BIA Board of Management because he is a local resident and most of our business people in Bloor West Village do not live in the area. As a resident, he will be able to give us a residential perspective on the Board - which is very important to us.
Contact: Edward Jones, 257A Willard Ave., 416-604-2004
Jurij R Klufas brings 20 years of skill in the hospitality industry and television industry to the Bloor West Village BIA Board. Except for a few years at a school in Europe, Jurij has spent most of his life as a High Park/Bloor West Village resident. Jurij is the founder and current Chair of the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival, celebrating its 16th anniversary this past September.
Contact: KONTAKT Ukrainian TV Network, 2336A Bloor St. W., 416-410-9965
Having been elected in October 2010, Sarah Doucette is your Councillor for Ward 13 and a new member of the BIA Board of Management. Sarah and her staff work as a the board's connection with city staff and departments. She is also a dedicated member on the city's Economic Development and Culture Committee, Board of Health, Library Board, Toronto Atmospheric Fund and Heritage Committee. Sarah has lived in Swansea for the past sixteen years and has been active in the ward. Anyone with an issue with city programs or services, whether business or residential, is encouraged to contact her office.
Thursday, June 20 - Saturday June 22
Saturday, July 13th
Ukrainian Festival & Sidewalk Sale
Friday, Sep 13 - Sunday Sep 15
Saturday, October 26
Cavalcade of Lights
Wednesday, November 20
Free Pictures with Santa
Saturdays, December 7 & 14
The above dates are subject to change.
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