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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – Winter 2021

Downtown Bolton Tree Lighting and Christmas Market

Calling all downtown businesses!

You are invited to join Ye Olde Tyme Christmas Market on Friday, December 3rd 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Market will happen along with the annual tree lighting and a number of exciting events at the Courtyards of Caledon on King Street East.    At the same time the Firehall on Ann Street will be open with Sparky to say goodbye to the old Firehall and review plans for the conversion to a new Community Space.

There are two ways for you to participate, by taking a stall at the market or by keeping your own business premises open with a Christmas theme.

The Downtown will be full of people and is a great opportunity to promote your business. Because we want our BIA members  to feature at the event, you have first opportunity to claim a spot at the market. But we need to hear from you now. Please let us know ASAP by email to admin@downtownbolton.ca 

We would also like to see as many of you as possible at the Annual General Meeting on November 17th, 2021 at 6 p.m.   This will be a virtual meeting, so in order to participate you need to apply.   See the notice on this website for details.

Thank you, and all the best to all for the coming Holiday Season.

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA
November 2021

Annual General Meeting of the Downtown Bolton Business Improvement Area

To all owners and tenants in the Downtown Bolton Business Improvement Area:

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Downtown Bolton Business Improvement Area. Due to the pandemic and our ongoing support of the Provincial Orders, the meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 6 p.m. via an online program known as Cisco WebEx.

The agenda includes key items such as the proposed 2022 Budget and a presentation by Town of Caledon staff on the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Project. The full meeting agenda  will be posted on the website www.downtownbolton.ca.

As this meeting will be held virtually, you must pre-register to participate.  To register contact the Town’s Legislative Services staff by telephone at 905.584.2272 ext. 2366 or by e-mail at agenda@caledon.ca.  

Should you wish to listen to the meetings but are unable to participate virtually please use the call in details below:

Call In Number: 1.833.311.4101
Meeting Access Code: 2632 580 0580#

Owners, please share this notice with your tenants, if applicable.  

We look forward to another engaging AGM with our members and look forward to seeing you at the meeting (virtually)!

Sincerely,
Jean Carberry, Chair on behalf of the Board of Members of the Downtown Bolton BIA 

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – Fall 2021

Welcome to Fall in Bolton! Join us in enjoying the wonderful Fall colours which will soon surround our downtown.

While here, check out the new businesses which have joined the exciting group of entrepreneurs which make downtown Bolton a great destination. See elsewhere on this website and on our Facebook & Instagram pages for more info and featured videos.

This is Bolton’s bicentennial year. Special celebrations are planned. Stay tuned for more information and for how you can participate.

Meantime stay safe and well.

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA

September 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: Business Video Spotlights

Business Video Spotlights

Are you looking for a new, fun way to promote your business? 📢For a limited time, the Downtown Bolton BIA would love to help promote its member businesses by featuring, AT NO COST, one business each week in a Video Spotlight! 🎥

Our videographer will work with you to showcase your business, its products & services and its people in a 30-60 second video that will appear on our website downtownbolton.ca and our social media pages. Businesses will also get a copy of the video to upload to their own social platforms📱

We invite small businesses in the Downtown Bolton BIA area (sorry, we cannot include franchises) to fill out the form using the link below, and one business will be selected randomly each week to have their very own video spotlight!

https://forms.gle/EsVEGz3UcotQjdGTA

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – Summer 2021

In a few days it will be officially summer! The flowers are in place and looking wonderful. As more and more of us are fully vaccinated against COVID it really feels as if “normal” is returning. Patios are open. This month we will feature one of our favourite Bolton hangouts, Cheeks with a Business Video Spotlight. Sign up for the opportunity to promote your own business.

We also welcome Bolton’s latest new business, Bolton British Bites at 62 Queen Street South offering British goods like sweets and homemade handpies.

This being a bicentennial year for Bolton, Regional Councilor, Annette Groves is organizing a special celebration for this Fall.   Stay tuned for more information and for how you can participate.

Meantime stay safe and well.

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA

June 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – Spring 2021

Spring flowers

Looking forward to another year and gradual easing of restrictions as more of us get vaccinated.

The Town of Caledon has approved the BIA budget for the coming year.   This year we again kept BIA expenses to a minimum in recognition of the ongoing difficulties of our members due to COVID.  Nevertheless, we are still able to provide the magnificent flower display which enlivens downtown Bolton every year.   Look for updated information and if you want to help with the set up we are always looking for volunteers around the end of May.

Another hopeful sign is the downtown Bolton Revitalization Project. The consultant report is now approved by the Town and the Task Force will be starting its work soon.

The Town has also approved the new use of the old Fire Hall on Ann Street as a community focus. The “Firehub” will feature a year-round market for local foods and artisanal products. It will also host events and include a coworking space and public washrooms. 

As always, if the BIA can help in promoting your downtown business or event, or for any questions or ideas to showcase downtown Bolton please contact admin@downtownbolton.ca 

From your Board of Management, stay safe and healthy and get the vaccine as soon as you can!

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA
April 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – Welcome to a New (and better!) Year in 2021

Happy New Year Message

We come into the New Year seeing even greater restrictions as we continue to fight the pandemic.   See our Business Directory for a local business that may be able to serve you despite restrictions. Besides making purchases, there are ways to help, such as:

  • Leave a Google review for a local store or service that you have enjoyed. It costs nothing and promotes the business.
  • Buy Gift Cards from spas, restaurants etc. These can be used later and helps tide over to better times.
  • Follow the store or service and comment on their social media posts.
  • Reach out to encourage a business you know and even volunteer or help, if you can.

If the BIA can help in promoting your downtown business or event, or for any questions about downtown Bolton please contact Trudy at admin@downtownbolton.ca

Lastly I encourage all business owners to get involved, if you have not already, in the Bolton Revitalization Project.   See this page for details of the last chance to give input and the upcoming public meeting.

From your Board of Management, stay safe and healthy and hope for better times ahead.

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA
January 2021

Message from the Chair – Winter 2020

Christmas Message

As we look forward to the Holiday Season in this unique time and in face of even more lockdowns, it is more important than ever that we do what we can to support our local businesses.

Many small businesses make up to half of their annual revenue from this season. See our Business Directory for a local business that may be able to serve you despite restrictions. Besides making purchases there are ways to help, such as:

  • Leave a GOOGLE review about a local store or service that you have enjoyed. It costs nothing and promotes the business.
  • Buy Gift Cards from spas, restaurants etc. Can be used later and helps tide over to better times.
  • Follow the store or service and comment on social media.
  • Reach out to encourage a business you know and even volunteer help, if you can.

Soon we will be decorating downtown with holiday banners and the Christmas Tree at the gazebo. If you will have a holiday display at your business, let us know and we will feature it on the website.

Lastly, if the BIA can help in promoting your downtown business or event, or for any questions about downtown Bolton please contact Trudy at admin@downtownbolton.ca

From all of us on the Board, the very best of the Season and stay safe and healthy

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA

Winter 2020

Message from the Chair – Fall 2020

Welcome to Fall in Bolton! A great destination to enjoy glorious Fall colours which will be in full display in the next few weeks. These days in the shadow of the pandemic we look for places to visit close to home and Bolton is in easy reach from Toronto.

Thank you to the Town of Caledon for the new banners in our downtown. See the pictures on this website. These promote the theme “Shop Local”, part of the Town’s initiative to boost local businesses.

Thank you also to the Provincial Government for bringing us the Digital Main Street program set up to assist small businesses to make effective use of websites and social media. The BIA program which provided free expert help ended on August 31st , however individual grants of $2,500 are still available while the money lasts.

As the Province allows businesses to reopen we look forward to seeing our downtown come back to life.

Please support local shops, restaurants and services whenever you can, as they recover from forced closings. Also look forward to welcoming a brand new restaurant on Queen Street North in time for Christmas.

Congratulations and very best wishes to all the children this September as they go back to school amid strange and new conditions.

Lastly, if the BIA can help in promoting your downtown business or event, or for any questions about downtown Bolton please contact Trudy at admin@downtownbolton.ca

From all of us on the Board, stay safe and healthy.

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA

Message from the Chair – July 2020

As promised, the flowers are in place in the downtown and look as gorgeous as ever. New summer
banners are seen all along King Street and we are working with the Town to finish compatible banners
for Queen Street.

The Digital Main Street program, assisting small business has been extended to August 31 st but will not
be extended beyond that date. Loucas is hard at work signing up new clients and helping small
businesses make the most of the digital tools available. There is still time to sign up by contacting
Loucas at luckyelementmedia@gmail.com

Another exciting project ShopHERE powered by Google has been introduced. The goals are similar to
Digital Main Street in terms of assisting small independent business build a digital presence, but the help
is provided only online. For more information please see the notice on this website.

In June we had our first virtual Board meeting which went off very well. Big thanks to Jordyn Lavecchia
of the Town of Caledon and to Loucas Loucaides for handling all the technical details. Depending on
the pandemic we will have another virtual meeting if needed, but not necessarily monthly. Meantime,
for any questions or concerns contact Trudy at admin@downtownbolton.ca

From all of us on the Board, stay safe and healthy

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA

July 2020