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Brilliant Cut: Jewellery by Varouj’s One-of-a-Kind work

The Eglinton Way BIA’s Sheliza Esmail spent a few minutes with Varouj Tabakian – world renowned jeweller and genuine nice guy – who has humbly called The Eglinton Way his home for 38 years. He’s a professional goldsmith and Jewellery designer, who is a proud member of The Canadian Jeweller’s Association, Jewellers Vigilance of Canada, American Gem Trade Association, The Armenian Jewellery Association and the 24K Club.

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The Royal Conservatory to host Smart Start at Artbarn

The Eglinton Way’s very own Artbarn School is offering FREE sample classes on Saturday, September 10.

Sample class participants receive 10% off registration for enrollment in a Smart Start class at the Artbarn location (Offer valid on September 10 on registrations for the Artbarn location ONLY).

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Bite into Burger Shack, an Eglinton Way institution

… In which BIA Administrator Sheliza Esmail eats a burger for breakfast.


It’s midmorning on Eglinton and I’m walking down the street heading east towards Burger Shack. John, the owner there, is expecting me for our chat. I have known John for almost a year now through working for the BIA. He’s known in the neighbourhood for being a very friendly and busy man. I often run into him when I am out in the BIA and he always takes a minute to say a cheerful hello. John is behind the counter when I get in, he greets me, and offers me a drink before we start chatting.

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Summer Newsletter

Hello BIA Members,

This month’s newsletter contains the following:

  1. Scavenger Hunt thank yous and feedback request
  2. Requests for your logos and social media handles
  3. Trees and litter updates
  4. Digital Main Street Information
  5. Safety tips from Division 53
  6. Look ahead to the fall
  7. Scavenger Hunt photos

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Special Offer for The Eglinton Way BIA members from eMbody Fitness

Special Offer all employee members of The Eglinton Way from eMbody Fitness


Experience eMbody Fitness, a service-focused club dedicated to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Try a Gravity training session, or challenge yourself on the TRX system.

You can spin in the group cycle classes or strengthen and lengthen in our signature Essentrics™ conditioning class.

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Digital Main Street

What is Digital Main Street? 

This is a platform that connects main street businesses to the digital world. By joining Digital Main Street, main street businesses receive a free digital assessment and a recommended to-do list that identifies technologies and service providers that can help businesses meet their digital goals.

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