Liberty Street Parkette Project

Liberty Street Parkette Project

We are working jointly with the City of Toronto on a project to revitalize the public space in front of the properties at Zoomerplex and 147 Liberty Street. This project has been a long-standing goal of ours and is supported by City of Toronto, Economic Development & Culture. Construction to begin Spring – Summer 2019! 

Please see presentation panels below:

LVBIA-Presentation Panels #1 

LVBIA-Presentation Panels #2 

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

 

 

Liberty Village Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Liberty Village Holiday Gift Guide 2018

“WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING!!!”

Local Liberty Village shopper says, “You must stay in Liberty Village!!”

Liberty Village has everything you need for your gift giving – some of Toronto’s best coffee shops, restaurants and bars; eclectic retail shops and bakeries.

We have everything you need here! Need a gingerbread shaped like an elf? Fresh, roasted coffee beans? Homemade, vegan soap? Holiday Ugly Sweater greeting cards? You need it, we got it!

Looking for practical or fancy, quirky or classic? There are lots of options for your loved ones perfect gift! (You might even find something for yourself too!)

Liberty Village Coffee Shops

Liberty Village has a variety of coffee shops to suit any type of coffee lover!

Balzac’s Liberty Village, 43 Hanna Ave #123 

Balzac’s limited edition Winter Blend, it’s a rich and harmonious balance of sweet plum and dark chocolate notes!

Louie Craft Coffee, 1187 King St W

Louie has a specialty blend is sure to give you a morning buzz with it’s dark, chocolaty notes.

Brodflour, 8 Pardee Ave

Liberty Village newest inspiration, Brodflour – an in-house bakery and cafe brimming with coffee beans! Get a chemex to make fresh coffee at home!

Mad Batter Bakers , 135 Jefferson Ave

Treat your loved ones to Toronto’s best decorated Soft Gingerbread and Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies!

Smitten Kitten / I Have a Crush On You , 51 Jefferson Ave

Need a unique gift? Check out specialty gallery & gift shop filled with artist-designed accessories, holiday greeting cards & more!

Demo Soap, 171 East Liberty St, Suite 123

You’re a Gift Giving Genius and that’s why you get the perfect present at Demo Soap – soap for all – flavours range from sweet and fruity to woodsy and complex, in many forms like doughnuts and giant fortune cookies.

West Elm , 109 Atlantic Ave

From home decor, bedding to kitchen supplies, West Elm has you covered this Holiday season! Stuck on a gift? Who doesn’t love a scented candle or a comfy chair?

Carnabys Bespoke Jewellery , 171 E Liberty St #135

Treat your loved one to a beautiful piece of jewellery! What about these – triplets, sister stack rings in 14kt yellow gold or a bespoke ring for the one you love!

Running Room , 61 Hanna Ave #1

Last minute shoppers – run here to get your gifts for that fitness enthusiast in your life.

Ohlindawear Boutique , 171 E Liberty St #121

This says it all – from gymwear to swimwear!

Smoothwax Bar, 110 Atlantic Ave

Skincare never goes out of style!  That’s why you have to visit Smoothwax Bar this  Holiday season.

Cures Beaute , 171 E Liberty St unit 141

Pedi – mani, facial, polish, massage, spa day and gift cards! Just saying…  

B Suite Salon & Spa ,  132 Atlantic Ave

Deliver performance, strength and longevity this holiday season – give the gift of great hair with KEVIN.MURPHY products.

Pet Valu , 1176 King St W

Premium natural treats, and toys galore, nothing but the best for our four legged friends. They would be happy to play in the gift wrap, but even naughty pets deserve a little treat, how can you say no to that face?

 

Organic Garage, 42 Hanna Ave

This holiday season, make sure you’re giving the real ones in your life a gift made with real ingredients!

Love Me Do , 79-50 Lynn Williams St.

Advent calendar goodies, stocking stuffers or little somethings to show you’re thinking of them, Love Me do can help!

New Art Benches Coming to Liberty Village in Spring 2019

New Art Benches Coming to Liberty Village in Spring 2019

Exciting news! Our APR committee has been working hard with Mural Routes and the City of Toronto to bring a pop of colour and additional seating to the Liberty Village community with new art benches! A total of 14 art benches will be installed in Spring 2019. The reveal date will be announced in the next few months.

The underlining theme of these designs is to capture the past industrial history and modern creative center that makes up Liberty Village.

It has been a pleasure to support local artists and beautify the streetscape for the community and visitors to the neighbourhood.

Thank you to all the contributing artists and volunteers who dedicated their time to bring a fresh look to the Liberty Village community.

Take a look at some designs below:

Gathering
By Patrick Li

The Salmon of Lake Ontario
By Claire Correia

Love Conquers Our Differences
By Christiano De

Home of Innovation creative entrepreneurs – the spirit of Liberty Village
By Jieun June Kim

The Smell of Fresh Bread
By Brad Emsley

Ardmore Bench 2018
By M.L. MacDonald

Sun sets on Niigaani-gichigami
By Janelle Lee Newbold

Cyclescape
By Michelle Jorgensen

On a Roll
By Karen Ho Fatt

By Julie Ryan & Thelia Shelton

Factory
By Chris Foster

Moony
By Hannah Beveridge

Milieu
To reach the fruit, one must go out on a limb
By Peter & Michael Fourtune

It is not the reason we are here

By Jose Andres Mora

 

Stay tuned for information on the reveal date of the Art Benches!

Results of Blog To’s Best of Toronto Announced

 

The results are here for the Blog Toronto’s Best of Toronto awards!  Happy to announce Liberty Village winners!

Category: Best Beer Selection

The Craft Brasserie & Grille

They have an amazing selection of 120 brews on tap!

Category: Best Organic Grocery Store  

Organic Garage

Great options from sustainable sushi, self-serve custom tea, cold brew coffee, kombucha & everyday produce!

 

 

 

 

Submission Notice & Application: Board of Management 2019-2022

Submission Notice & Application: Board of Management 2019-2022

Liberty Village BIA proudly represents over 800 businesses with more than 11,000 employees, all located in our unique campus style community situated on the west side of Toronto’s downtown core. An active Board of Management works to further revitalize and improve this incredible neighbourhood.

The LVBIA is currently looking for nominees for positions on the Board of Management for the 2019-2022 term.

Liberty Village BIA Board of Management nominations take place at the LVBIA Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 1 starting at 5 pm at the Craft Brasserie & Grill, 107 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 1Y2. 

For more information please see documents below:  

Submission Notice & Application Form

Committee Structure 2019

LV Board of Management FAQs

Toronto Sun Features Liberty Village

Toronto Sun Features Liberty Village

We’re proud to share Liberty Village was featured in the Toronto Sun. Not only is Liberty a great place to live but also to work & play!

The Toronto Sun includes some Liberty Village favourites:

Read more:

Toronto Sun Article 

Give Me Liberty Village Part 1: 0721TS0SH001

Give Me Liberty Village Part 2: 0721TS0SH00

Explore Liberty Village for yourself!

 

South Liberty Trail Silo Murals in Liberty Village

South Liberty Trails Silo Murals in Liberty Village

Looking for a new path to explore? Liberty Village has a South Liberty Trail from the south end of Dufferin Street to the Exhibition GO station at the south end of Atlantic Ave.

 

Please see map: shorturl.at/yBH18

Last year, the South Liberty Trail Silos Mural Project project producers, Mural Routes and the City Toronto’s StreetARToronto Partnership Program, came together with York Heritage Properties and Adgar Investments & Development Inc, to beautify the trails! Check out the new and improved silos, painted by four talented artists.

Troy Lovegates, “Silo”
Alexander Bacon, “The Players”

 

Liberty Village Heritage Toronto Tours

Dates:

  • July 5, 6:30PM
  • July 29 @ 1:30 PM
  • September 30 @ 1:30pm

Explore the west end’s Liberty Village, one of the fastest-growing condominium and creative districts in the city. The community’s rich heritage can be seen in the adaptive reuse of its industrial buildings, the remains of the Central Prison Chapel, and its many artists’ studios – but how does it all fit together?

Start Point: Massey Harris Park (945 King Street West)
End Point: Lamport Stadium (1151 King Street West)
Cost: $10 donation suggested

Sponsored by the Liberty Village BIA.

Make a reservation: https://bit.ly/2JRfgiB

Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

Liberty Village BIA Launches a Brand New Tagline



Liberty Village BIA Launches a Brand New Tagline

Connect Create Innovate

TORONTO – April 30, 2018 – Liberty Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) is pleased to announce its brand new tagline Connect Create Innovate. This tagline will be used progressively in all communications to members and stakeholders, and in all LVBIA printed and digital materials.

Connect Create Innovate – this is what LVBIA member businesses do every day. We successfully connect people and business; we create opportunities; we are the innovation zone – an environment that produces collective enthusiasm for creativity and elevates productive innovators!

The tagline fulfills a very important purpose… to quickly and efficiently encapsulate what the businesses in Liberty Village do. Our message is crystal clear with Connect Create Innovate.

Liberty Village BIA represents more than 800 businesses with more than 11,000 employees, all located in our unique campus style community situated on the west side of Toronto’s downtown core. https://youtu.be/PbijU6nWCSs

 

For more information, please contact

Deborah Thompson

Executive Director, LVBIA

executivedirector@libertyvillagebia.com

416-516-1723

Liberty Talks Speakers’ Series presents Terry O’Reilly, “Don’t Outspend Them, Outsmart Them”

The Liberty Village BIA will be presenting its Liberty Talks Speakers’ Series featuring Terry O’Reilly.

In a world where most advertisers don’t have huge budgets to trounce the competition, where small advertisers are up against deeper pockets, and where not–for–profit communicators struggle to make an impact, there is a way to gain remarkable returns.

Our Liberty Talks Speakers’ Series, “Don’t Outspend them; Outsmart Them” was an amazing success! On Thursday, March 8 at 4:30 to 7:30 pm at The Avenue at the Bakery (York Heritage Properties), 2 Fraser Street in Liberty Village, we welcomed over 200 guests to enjoy an inspiring marketing presentation by Terry O’Reilly.

About Terry O’Reilly

Terry is a Canadian broadcast producer and personality, best known as host of the CBC Radio One series, “O’Reilly on Advertising”, “The Age of Persuasion”, and most recently “Under the Influence”.

The Event, “Don’t Outspend them; Outsmart Them”

The event began with a networking session from 4:30-5:30pm. 

Our event sponsor, Beanfield Metroconnect, provided the drinks 

Catering by Maizal provided plenty of food from a Charcuterie Board, to Potato Tacos, Pork Sopecitos and Jam Cookies.

Terry presented from 5:30 – 6:45 pm, with a Q&A session that would follow.

Terry O’Reilly’s 10 Words of Wisdom

  • “Don’t default to conventional messages and clichés”
  • “When someone tells you that’s the way we do it around here, that’s called The Death of Marketing
  • “Always zig when everyone else zags”
  • “The solution is always hiding inside the obstacle”
  • “Break the rules creatively”
  • “Think outside the confines of your category – think like a marketer”
  • “Creativity loves constraint, but solutions are born from hunches.”
  • “Find meaning behind the facts and use creativity to fuel the idea”
  • “Make people feel your messages, not just understand them”
  • “Don’t spend money, spend creativity”

 

Also, thank you to York Heritage Properties for donating the space for the evening.

Stay tuned for our next Liberty Talks Speakers’ Series and more networking events!