Find out more about the Downtown Yonge area + businesses!


There’s always something happening! Find out about upcoming events and activities.

About us

The Downtown Yonge BIA is a not-for-profit organization. Find out more about us here.


Is your business located in Downtown Yonge? Find all our member resources here.

Safe and Inclusive Neighbourhoods

Championing the evolution of a people-centered neighbourhood

Strategic Plan 2023 – 2028

The Downtown Yonge BIA is excited to launch a new strategic plan, one that outlines the priorities, actions, and ambitions for the organization over the next five years.

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About the Downtown Yonge BIA

The Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (DYBIA) office and our member businesses acknowledge that we operate on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples which is now also home to diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Our physical office and retail spaces are within Treaty 13 territory but our work spans beyond into other traditional territories across Turtle Island. 

Always Something Happening!

Animate: Laneway Events

Livening up 1.3km of underutilized space, our laneways! 

Barbara Ann Scott Ice & Light Festival

Kick-off the holiday season with an afternoon of fun in the park!

College Park: After Hours

4 Nights of movies and summer fun at College Park!

Discovery Tour: Architecture

From architectural history to music history, learn more about the meaning behind Downtown Yonge

Discovery Tour: Music

From architectural history to music history, learn more about the meaning behind Downtown Yonge

Halloween Spooktacular

Enjoy Halloween, and Thanksgiving, festivities for the entire family!


Holiday Lights

Experience all the holiday fever in our neighbourhood!

Play The Parks

Live music, local artists - all summer long!

Pride Celebrations

Be who you are!


Remembrance Day

Pause and remember the services and sacrifices made by Canada’s heroes throughout history.

Skates & Sounds

Ditch those winter blues and join us at our DJ nights at College Park!

Spring into Downtown Yonge

Watch the life and colour blossom back into the neighbourhood!


Located in the heart of Toronto, the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood is a vibrant melting pot of arts and culture and history, showcasing a diverse business mix of restaurants, retail, services and more!

Member Businesses

Pedestrians Annually


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A world leading downtown neighbourhood renowned for its culture, commerce, opportunity and liveability.

The Downtown Yonge B.I.A has been working to ensure our members thrive by strengthening the culture and economy of the neighbourhood through our programs, partnerships and advocacy.


Our Values


We recognize and prioritize the challenges that are imminent & time sensitive with targeted programming and collaboration.


We recognize the need to develop partnerships that focus on addressing key challenges affecting the local area.


We represent the needs of diverse people & businesses. We convene conversations that balance these perspectives.


We are creative and forward-thinking in our approach to solving challenges, building partnerships, and developing strategies.


We focus on delivering services and solutions that are effective, measurable, and scalable.