Toronto City Council will consider expanding the Weston BIA up Weston Road to Church Street next week.
The city will conduct a poll of businesses and owners along the proposed area, which runs up Weston from King to Church. More than 30% of them must respond, and more than 50% must agree to join the BIA.
The BIA has been working on expanding since 2015, and hosted a meeting in September 2016, at which business owners and tenants voted unanimously to poll.
The BIA sees several advantages to growing: it will help raise money to unify the branding of the retail strip, take advantage of city money for façade and capital improvements to “address declining conditions of the area”.