Among annual events in the Sheppard East Village neighbourhood that always generate strong interest are the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Oriental Centre (northeast corner of Brimley and Sheppard Avenues). This year, a full day of entertainment and cultural demonstrations were presented - on both Saturday February 1 and Sunday February 2. Large crowds of shoppers and neighbourhood residents ca
The ice storm on December 21 and 22 caused extensive damage throughout our area – primarily in the residential neighbourhoods near our BIA. Some nearby residents were without power for up to 10 days and the numbers of tree branches that came down was extensive.
SEV BIA very much appreciates the efforts of Toronto Hydro and other City officials, who worked so hard throughout the Christmas and New Year`s season, to restore power and ensure that roads and sidewalks in the nearby neighbourhoods could be used safely.
We were pleased to learn that Agincourt Collegiate`s combined Christmas concert attracted over 900 people in early December, to hear the School`s award-winning choirs, bands and orchestras perform.
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Senior School presented its Christmas concert in the ACI auditorium the following week, where a large crowd enjoyed the efforts of the bands, orchestra, choirs and dance ensembles from this neighbourhood senior school.
The annual Christmas Food Drive at Hogan Chevrolet Buick GMC was another success – thanks to the efforts of their staff and generous donations from both customers and staff members.
As a result of these efforts, some 1,605 pounds of food, as well as a $100 donation, were provided to the Food Bank. The total donation, from the Hogan campaigns in 2013, was 2,946 pounds of food and $100 cash
The `Share Sheppard` website, social media and other promotional materials (new banners, new brochures, new window stickers) were recognized when the Toronto Association of BIAs presented Sheppard East Village BIA with their 2013 award for outstanding marketing campaign, for mid-level budget expenditures.
Sheppard East Village Chair, Al Wakeel, and Executive Director, Ernie McCullough, addressed the TABIA banquet, when they accepted this award on behalf of all members of our Business Improvement Area.
The Sheppard East Village BIA is an association of all the stores and offices on or near Sheppard Avenue East, between Midland Avenue and Markham Road.
Sheppard East Village’s Board includes 8 local business managers and professionals – who volunteer their time and efforts on behalf of our area. The two area City Councillors are also Board members.
Team Canada hockey player Natalie Spooner was the special guest at an exciting community event on Saturday October 19, 2013, at Hogan Chevrolet Buick GMC.
Natalie was born in the east end and welcomed this chance to spend some time with kids and families, from our neighbourhood, who share her love of hockey.
Everyone had a chance to meet and have their picture taken with Natalie, who was at Hogan’s from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Board of Sheppard East Village Business Improvement Area (SEV BIA) wishes to recognize a number of developments that should help improve transit in our area, over time.
We commend the Government of Canada, for announcing that it will provide $660 million toward the cost of an extension of the Bloor-Danforth Subway, that would come up to McCowan and Sheppard.
We commend the Government of Ontario, for continuing to support the east end with an investment of over $1.4 billion toward the cost of this subway extension.
Sheppard East Village is delighted to announce that its new website is now functioning - and will help to link neighbourhood residents, businesses, professional offices, facilities, schools and community organizations.
One highlight of this site is the ability to call up information about businesses and professional offices in our neighbourhood – either by their names or their fields. SEV will continue working with its members, to try to provide the information that people in the neighbourhood want.