Scarborough celebrates ‘Networking After 5’

They came. They saw. They had fun. About 40 people attended the Scarborough Business Association’s first-ever Networking After 5 session on Sept. 28 at Bluffer’s Park Restaurant. A great waterfront location and an enthusiastic group of people networked, rekindling old relationships and making new ones. “It was a great evening – and a lot of […]

Marg Middleton steps down as first SBA president

Marg has been a catalyst for the association’s progress, initially accepting the president’s position on the founding board with provision it would be for a one-year term. Now 18 months later, the retired former general manager of Metroland Media Toronto is moving on. “Marg worked tirelessly for the vision of the SBA,’ said Andrew Petrou […]

Fall season of networking breakfasts begins Sept. 14

Summer’s about done and it’s time to get down to business ! Scarborough Business Association kicks off the fall networking breakfast season with an “open Mic” networking session, Sept. 14. The breakfast will be held at JC’s Banquet and Grill House at 1686 Ellesmere Rd. from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The buffet breakfast is […]

SBA exhibits at Scarborough tech expo

The Scarborough Business Association will be among exhibitors at the first Opportunities for the Future day, celebrating manufacturing and technology in Scarborough. The Oct. 13 event, from 9 a.m. to Noon, is an opportunity for young people 18-29 looking for a new career to learn about locally produced products and future career opportunities in the […]

An SBA statement on city council consideration of a parking tax or levy

As the City of Toronto considers new revenue opportunities, the Scarborough Business Association would like to provide its opposition to the suggestions of a parking tax or levy. This is a challenging business environment and we believe a parking levy or tax would negatively impact – and in many cases cripple – businesses both small […]

City’s TESS employment centres want to help you business

The Scarborough Business Association will welcome representatives of the City of Toronto’s employment help centre to its next speaker/networking breakfast, May 11. Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS) staff will provide information on the employment services managed and delivered through TESS Employment Centres located across the city, in collaboration with a broad network of community […]

Learn about business development resources

April networking and speaker breakfast offers great ideas on how to put the city to work for you You are not alone in developing your business. At the next Scarborough Business Association speaker and networking breakfast, Margie Galarneau and Neil Farmer from the City of Toronto Economic Development Department will be presenting on business development […]

Ex-Raptor Coach Speaks on Leadership, Success

SBA/UTSC offer joint speaker/networking event on April 29 Scarborough Business Community members and the community are invited to a day of small business learning, at U of T’s Scarborough Campus, April 29. Highlighting the day – known as Leader2Leader – will be a day-ending keynote speech by former Toronto Raptor coach Butch Carter followed by […]

Hardy Lays Out Plan for Scarborough’s Growth

The tools are there. Now it’s execution time Dave Hardy is a Scarborough booster. For the past two years, he’s been the lead architect in the Scarborough Community Renewal Program. He’s a community planner and Principal at Hardy, Stevenson and Associates Inc. He has a long history of community involvement. So when he provides some […]

Tory Says Time for Talk Is Over

Mayor says let’s get on with building better transit The time for talk is over. It’s time to build. That’s the overriding message Toronto Mayor John Tory gave at the Scarborough Business Association’s Lunch with Mayor John Tory event at the Delta Toronto East. Tory defended the latest Scarborough transit plan, arguing it provides more […]