Call for Artists: Public Art Mural “Thank You Frontline Workers!”
Are you a visual artist or do you know one looking to make a mark in the public realm?
With the support of the City of Toronto and BIA Office, Lakeshore Village BIA is looking for a mural artist for their project “Thank You Frontline Workers!” to be installed fall of 2021
This is an open, Toronto-wide competition for an artist able to execute a large-scale outdoor wall mural.
The Lakeshore Village BIA Board will select an artist to plan and execute a mural at 3001 Lake Shore Blvd. West. Submissions must take into consideration a budget of $5000 for the planning and execution of the mural, including unveiling event in coordination with the BIA.
The 2021 mural theme is “Thank You Frontline Workers!”. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, heroes like medical staff and essential workers were at the forefront of keeping the community at large safe and healthy. This mural should be a tribute to them and include the Canadian Flag, City of Toronto Flag and City of Toronto logo.
Eligibility: Open to any Toronto based professional artists with a connection to Lakeshore Blvd. W and Lakeshore Village.
Project Description: The mural should represent a call out to the Frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Including medical and emergency staff and essential workers like grocery store, restaurant, retail staff who have continued to work tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
June 1 Submissions Open
July 31 Submissions Close
August 1-31 Artist Development Period with consultation from the BIA
September 1- October 1 Mural Installation
October TBD – Unveiling Event (Based on Public Health Guidelines)
Artists are requested to provide the following:
Submissions can be sent to email@example.com Attn: 2021 Mural. All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm EST, July 31, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.
With a new Stay-At-Home Order in place in Ontario, it can be hard to know what’s open and what’s closed. Here is a link to the latest info from the Province: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61029/ontario-enacts-provincial-emergency-and-stay-at-home-order
To keep up to date on the Lakeshore Village businesses and how you can support them follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lakeshorevillage.bia.9 where we are sharing updates from our members as they happen.
Stronger Minds Circle: For Small Business Owners hosted by Lakeshore Village BIA and Beacon Digital Therapy https://www.mindbeacon.com/
Topic: Navigating Stress & Anxiety amidst the second wave of the Pandemic
Date: January 11th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
COVID-19 impacts us all. But as a small business owner, you face the added stress of trying to keep your business profitable in an extremely challenging economic environment.
The list of responsibilities you face may feel overwhelming: paying employees, keeping up with rent, protecting employee safety, the stress of layoffs, long hours and, of course, a worry about the future of your business.
However, the impact of the pandemic is not just economic – it also impacts your mental health. Business owners across the country are reporting high levels of stress. It can be easy to neglect your mental health when you are hyper-focused on your business, but it is critical to keep it a priority.
Join us for this online forum to discuss how the pandemic is affecting the mental health of the small business community. Our goal is that everyone will leave the session feeling a bit stronger together, and with some useful tips, resources, and inspiration.
Facilitator: Dr. Khush Amaria
Dr. Amaria is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Canadian
Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT-ACTCC) and the
Ontario Psychological Association. She is credentialed as a CACBT-ACTCC
Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Dr. Amaria is the mental health
expert that both CBC Radio and Breakfast Television turn to for advice in
Thanks for joining us in Lakeshore Village. We are home to many mainstreet businesses with unique and delightful offerings. From perfect gifts to perfect meals, check out our directory to shop local, and shop the shore! Stay in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for our newsletter.
While not yet business as usual in Lakeshore Village, many businesses are open for curb-side pick-up, delivery and take-out, and as the Province of Ontario lifts restrictions more are opening every day. Opening may be a little different as businesses follow strict health protocols and we thank you in advance for adhering to them, and supporting our local Lakeshore businesses. Shop Local!
Dear BIA Members,
The BIA Board of Directors would like to encourage our members to adhere to the current rules that all levels of government have implemented. Ontario has now declared a state of emergency and ordered all bars, restaurants, theatres, child care centres, recreation centres and privates schools to close immediately. https://news.ontario.ca/
City of Toronto’s updates and resources for businesses:
Government of Canada updates and resources for businesses:
With the outbreak of Covid-19 it is highly recommended that people practice social distancing. Stay home for all but the most essential tasks, and by no means should you socialize in large groups unnecessarily. We will continue to encourage through our social media channels local shopping at stores, and at those restaurants that are available for take out and delivery. These are unprecedented times and we must all do our part.
We will send updates and resources as they are available.
There’s so much to do in Lakeshore Village, Mimico, Longbranch & Mimico by the Lake!
The 2018 Directory is in the works. If you want to be included, please email email@example.com for details! If you haven’t received a copy, please email us and we will get you one! Use it to find business and services in the 4 BIA areas so that you and your family can shop local and help our community thrive! We also list many Events and Activities for the whole family. From Longbranch Fest, Grilled Cheese Challenge, Concerts in Mimico by the Lake, Mimico Tulip Festival and Culture Days, you will want to keep the Directory handy all year. Visit our Joint Website www.yourlakeshore.ca for more information.