About The Kingsway

A Prime Toronto Destination

Did you know that within a short distance from downtown you could be experiencing one of Toronto’s finest shopping destinations?

Come and explore the best in boutique shopping and over 30 different dining establishments. If you are looking for entertainment, then look no further. We have pubs, bars, coffee houses, a retro-cinema, and an array of professional services to suit all of your needs.

Pamper yourself in one of the City’s best hair salons. Have a massage, manicure or pedicure. Need your clothes cleaned, shoes shined… whatever you need… you’ll find it in The Kingsway!

The Kingsway is rated one of the City’s top destinations. Experience shopping, dining and entertainment in nature’s wonderland. You’ll be inspired by the green, lush environment and be amazed by our median street gardens, and luxurious hanging planters suspended on traditional wrought iron coach lamps. It’s no wonder we’ve been recognized and awarded the highest honour and praise.

So come visit and be welcomed by our over 250 businesses and see for yourself a world class business environment.

Since 1949

From the very beginning, the promotion of the Kingsway Area has always been one of the Kingsway BIA’s top priorities. Over the years, the Kingsway BIA has sponsored many promotional events centering on special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and the Millennium.

The History

The Kingsway Business Improvement Area began as the Kingsway Business Men’s Association in 1949. On December 3, 1973, the Council for the Borough of Etobicoke passed a by-law establishing the Kingsway Business Improvement Area and creating a Board of Management.

The Kingsway BIA has successfully transformed an annual sidewalk sale held in June into a much larger venue now known as the Kingsway Summer Sidewalk Festival. One of the KBIA’s crowning achievements is the Taste of the Kingsway Festival. This event held in early September each year has grown  from a small restaurant orientated venue to a large community Festival attracting over 200,000 people last year. One of the key successes of this festival is the funding raised for local charities such as Out of the Cold, The St. Joseph Health Centre Foundation, The Gatehouse and The Dorothy Ley Hospice.

The Kingsway BIA also supports the “Out of the Cold Program” through the sponsorship of an annual Christmas Concert produced by the local area Churches. In addition to promotional events, the Kingsway BIA greatly enhances the area through beautification and capital projects programs. The centre medians along Bloor Street in the Kingsway are truly unique with lighted trees, distinctive flags and beautiful flowers. Wrought iron benches, waste receptacles and coach lanterns add a decorative flair to the area. The Coach Lantern Logos adorning the hydro poles help light the night sky and provide a warm ambiance welcoming visitors to the Kingsway.

Board of Directors

A team of volunteers dedicated to improving the businesses and community in The Kingsway.
David Lombardo, Chair

Property Owner
2892 Bloor Street West

Finance, Taste of the Kingsway, Landscapes, Easter Festival, Pumpkinfest

Jamie Helm, Vice Chair

Mitchell, Bardyn & Zalucky
3029 Bloor Street West

Finance, Landscapes, Streetscapes

Silvia Yeomans, Secretary

Queen Spectacle
3000 Bloor Street West

Finance, Advertising and Promotion

Gagan Sharma, Treasurer

2930 Bloor Street West


Joan Brachman, Director

Footloose Dancewear
2892 Bloor Street West

Human Resource, Advertising and Promotion, Summerfest, Taste of the Kingsway

Barry Philips,  Director

Shopper’s Drug Mart
3010 Bloor Street West


Frank Tee,  Director

Shopper’s Drug Mart
3010 Bloor Street West



Melissa Renshaw,  Director

Apple Tree Learning Centre
3090 Bloor Street West

Easter, Pumpkinfest, Taste of the Kingsway

Joe Buttice, Director

Ottimo Ristorante & Pizzeria
3075 Bloor Street West

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