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TCAT’s Economic Impact Study of the Bloor Bike Lanes Published in JAPA

TCAT’s research into the impact of Toronto’s bike lane pilot project on Bloor Street has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA). The Bloor Annex BIA supported the pilot bike lanes on Bloor and helped fund this economic study to determine their effects. The results were net positive for our members as a whole. We supported therefore making these bike lanes permanent. Bike lanes are good for business!

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Bloor Annex Streetscape Revitalization in the news profiles the BIA's revitalization project along Bloor St. at Robert Street, Major Street, Brunswick Avenue and Howland Avenue.

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Another great piece on our revitalization project

Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis – City of Toronto Edition, Vol. 23, No. 23, Friday, June 7, 2019. Novae Res Urbis has a mandate to share news about the people, activities, and services of municipal government and urban planning.

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Welcome to the Bloor Annex Neighbourhood!

The Annex is a vibrant community in the heart of Toronto, brimming with history, culture and personality. A reflection of Toronto's diversity at it's very best, the Annex is home to a terrific variety of shops offering products such as fashion, books, music, giftware, health food and hardware as well as arts and culture venues providing exceptional film and live performance events and a mouth-watering selection of restaurants and cafés serving cuisine from around the globe. A wide range of well-established professional services are also available, including legal, medical, financial, travel, internet and a growing variety of health and well-being centres. Visit the Annex during the day to bike or stroll along the high-energy Bloor Street, or turn onto any of the tree-lined residential streets to discover the architectural beauty of the neighbourhood's historic homes. Visit after dark to experience its vital nightlife that welcomes people from all over the city to gather at restaurants, bars and patios.