Who We Are

About the BIA

Established in 2015, it is a collection of some of Toronto’s best restaurants, clothing
and specialty stores located in the heart of Leaside.

Who we are

Bayview Leaside

Established in 2015, the Bayview Leaside BIA is comprised of a traditional main street business area. Flanked by the historic communities of Leaside and Davisville Village, Bayview Leaside is home to a diverse mix of specialty retail shops, restaurants and cafes, personal and business services, and health, fitness and beauty establishments. Collectively, these primarily independent businesses represent what can be considered a “return” of sorts to an era when main streets were essential in providing local residents and visitors with all the basics for day- to-day living, special products and services for all occasions and desires, and a place to snack, dine and relax with friends and family.

And all this in, essentially, five blocks.
Compact. Easy to get to. Easy to explore. Easy to love.
It’s Bayview Leaside.

What we do

  • It’s all about our businesses and their customers and clients.
  • We strive to provide and maintain a safe, clean, and attractive streetscape. We think it’s one of
    the best in Toronto.
  • We engage fully in social media to get the word out about all our areas and businesses have to offer. Follow us on Instagram @BayviewLeasideBIA. We think you’ll like what you see.
  • We host annual events designed with families and comfort in mind: no crazy crowds; no blasting music; just lots of fun and places to take a break.
  • We advocate for the interests of our member businesses and property owners.

Bayview Leaside BIA Streetsign

Meet the team unlocking new possibilities for the neighbourhood

2023 Board of Directors

Trae Zammit


Grant Allardyce

Vice Chair

Stanley Janecek


Kevin Lahey


Dr. Olga Savitska OD, FCOVD


2023 Staff Members

Henry Byres


Amanda Brewes

Marketing and Digital Coordinator