Our Purpose

The Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area is a municipally designated body compromised of a co-operative association of business owners. It exists to maintain and promote the business community on Bloor Street (between Madison Avenue and Bathurst Street) as a vital part of the City of Toronto within a caring neighbourhood.


To achieve this mandate, the Bloor Annex BIA ascribes to these goals:

  • To actively support the businesses in the BIA area.
  • To work cooperatively within the local community.


  • To actively represent local businesses to the City.
  • To provide support to events that occur in the area which bring focus to business.
  • To promote the business area locally and to visitors through special events, programs and advertising.
  • To maintain the business area as safe, clean and attractive.
  • To facilitate a caring community.
  • To actively participate in municipal tax policy development within the community and with other organizations.
  • To inform BIA members of pertinent issues.

Our Board

Brian Burchell
Annex Gleaner

Daniel Quintas
Vice Chair & Treasurer
Insomnia Restaurant

Chris Cousineau
Sweet Pete’s Bicycle Shop

Ron Koperdraad
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Lisa Tirkalas
Second Cup

Larry Sdao
Property Owner, 481 Bloor St. W.

Councillor Mike Layton
Ex officio
City of Toronto

If you would like to contact our board, please feel free to email Brian Burchell at