Corso Italia business member and volunteer Kevin McIntosh from Lokaal Coworking & Dubbeldam Architecture + Design was roaming St. Clair taking photos during the event. Find you and your kids in our photo library and download your favourites. Share them on social media and tag us at @CorsoItaliaBIA
Many thanks to all the participating shops, restaurants and service businesses along St. Clair West in Corso Italia without whom it would not have been possible! Show them your appreciation by shopping local and spreading the word to your neighbours.
An extra special thanks to our Corso Italia business members who contributed to the gift pack prize draws including Kumon, EvyMama Nursing & Maternity, Verdi Shoes, Premier Jour Lingerie & Swimwear, DiSapia Opticians, Frank’s Pizza House, Bees Are Life and Ontario Fashion Textiles. Prize draws to be announced December 1st 2019.
Want to stay in the know about what’s happening in and around Corso Italia Toronto? We’ll be launching a monthly e-newsletter in the first quarter of 2020 that will highlight events, local community news, special promotions from your local businesses along St. Clair West and more. The Corso Italia BIA has a lot planned for making a positive impact in our neighbourhood this coming year. Help us by being a part of it!
Our Great Pumpkin Hunt event of 2019 held on October 26th was a massive success with our biggest turnout of families and costumes EVER! The kids had a blast as did the parents trick-or-treating along Corso Italia and we gave away over 300 pumpkins! Our amazing entertainers and activities brought smiles and laughter all afternoon. Many thanks to all the participating shops, restaurants and service businesses along St. Clair West in Corso Italia without whom it would not have been possible!
Thanks to local photographer Alex Wesson for doing such an amazing job taking hundreds of photos at the Great Corso Italia Pumpkin Hunt 2019! See them all at her photobox HERE and download print-quality images for free! A small sampling of the fun below!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26th from 1pm – 5pm along St. Clair West between Westmount Ave (east end) to Landsdowne Ave (west end).
Pick up a Pumpkin Passport from one of the three pumpkin stations, then head out to visit participating merchants who have the “Trick or Treat” sign in their window to collect treats and stamps for your passport. Collect 5 stamps to redeem for a pumpkin to take home!
What is the future of main street retail? “The City of the Future” podcast takes a look at NYC examples.
An interesting podcast (or read if you prefer) from “The City of the Future” series produced by Sidewalk Labs, talking about street-facing storefront retailers, the challenges they face and what it means to communities when we lose them. As we work to strengthen our Corso Italia community to create a more vibrant area for both residents and merchants, this is great food for thought.