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January 2017

Tone and Technique at the Toronto Arts Academy


One of the newest additions to The Eglinton Way is the Toronto Arts Academy. Currently celebrating its fourth year as Toronto’s Best Music School from the Consumer’s Choice Awards, the school has been a hit on Eglinton. Sheliza Esmail from The Eglinton Way BIA recently sat with Brandon Brophy to discover what the acclaimed music school has to offer.

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of Toronto Arts Academy February 10th, 2017

TAA GO Press Release-page-001

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January Newsletter

Hello BIA Members,

Happy New Year from The Eglinton Way BIA!

Information in this week’s newsletter:

  1. Board of Management Member update
  2. Upcoming BIA projects
  3. Summerlicious 2017 applications

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Inspiring the artist in you at Artbarn School


Linda McMaster is the executive director at Artbarn School located at 250 Eglinton Ave W. She started the organization in 2005 as a not-for-profit and has overseen the school’s growth since. She recently sat down with Sheliza Esmail from The Eglinton Way to talk about the school and its journey.

It’s a wet and snowy morning when Linda and I meet at Phipps Café. I get there first and choose a table, it’s early and we’re the first ones in that morning. Linda arrives a moment later and greets me with her ever-friendly smile. We spend a few minutes catching up before the interview.

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Walk-In to Recovery with Active Care


Toronto is known for its busy city streets and on-the-go lifestyle. However wait times in the city can be incredibly long. Some of the longest wait times are in the downtown core for emergency care. Just over a year ago, John Spirou and Jessica Roeder were discussing this problem and it led to Toronto’s first and only Bone Joint Muscle & Spine walk in clinic. John and I recently caught up and talked about the clinic.

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Application Available for 2017 Canada Summer Jobs Grant




The 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) application period for employers is now open.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2017

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

The application form as well as the applicant guide are currently available at You can submit your application online, by mail or in person at any Service Canada Centre.

For a better understanding of the Canada Summer Jobs program including key tips to apply, please watch this YouTube video: https://youtube/SfMoLhkgjU8

We encourage you to submit your 2017 application online. By doing so, you will benefit from a fast, easy-to-use, and secure way of applying as you will:

  • Have access to the Canada Summer Jobs application 24/7, from any location, allowing you to complete it at your convenience;
  • ensure your application is received immediately by Service Canada;
  • receive an instant acknowledgement confirming that your application has been received; and,
  • avoid postal delays.

There are two systems available to enable you to apply online:

  1. Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS): If you already have a GCOS account, please use this online platform to submit an online application; or
  2. CSJ online application form 

For more information:


Call:                              1-800-935-5555 (ATS: 1-800-926-9105)

Visit:                             a Service Canada Centre

CSJ presentation:       https://youtube/SfMoLhkgjU8