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Experience the best of Kennedy Road Business Improvement Area (BIA) with our range of outstanding advertising opportunities, available both online and in-store, and all at no extra cost to you. Our commitment to local growth is unwavering, and we are excited to introduce two remarkable programs: Kennedy Gives and Kennedy Connect.

Kennedy Gives is not just an advertising avenue; it’s a celebration of community. This monthly contest offers local shoppers the chance to win coveted gift cards for their favorite stores. We believe in giving back to those who support our local businesses, nurturing both commerce and camaraderie.
Step into the future with Kennedy Connect, our cutting-edge networking portal designed to link businesses with the exceptional local talent that fuels our area. This platform creates a dynamic ecosystem of collaboration and growth, where businesses and professionals come together for mutual success.
Complementing these initiatives is our Complimentary Photos and Videos service, ensuring your business is showcased in its best light. We invite you to embrace these opportunities and become an integral part of the Kennedy Road community’s thriving economy. Your success story is our shared achievement, and together, through Kennedy Gives, Kennedy Connect, and more, we’re shaping a stronger tomorrow.

The Kennedy Road Business Improvement Area (BIA) is proud to present Kennedy Connect, an innovative online portal that serves as a vital link between local students and businesses along the vibrant stretch of Kennedy Road. Designed to empower the youth and foster a stronger, thriving community, Kennedy Connect offers a plethora of valuable resources and opportunities to both students and businesses.

Empower the Local Workforce

Access to Local Talent Pool
By posting job opportunities on Kennedy Connect, businesses can tap into a pool of enthusiastic and motivated local talent. Hiring from within the community fosters a sense of pride and loyalty, as businesses give back and contribute to the growth of the neighborhood.
Improved Punctuality and Reliability

Hiring local students translates into improved punctuality and reliability. With shorter commutes, students can devote more time and energy to their work, ensuring they arrive on time for scheduled shifts or crucial meetings.

Investing in the Community's Future
Businesses play a pivotal role in shaping the community's future. By providing job opportunities and supporting the education and development of local youth, you contribute to the economic development and prosperity of the area.
Unique Skills and Knowledge
Local students bring a unique blend of skills, knowledge, and familiarity with the community. Their insights can help businesses better understand and cater to the needs of their target audience, fostering business growth and success.

Getting Started

Email the Kennedy Road BIA
As a local business interested in joining Kennedy Connect, initiate the registration process by sending an email to In your email, include your business name, contact information, and “Kennedy Connect” in the subject line.
Receive Your Unique Username and Password
Once your email is received, the Kennedy Road BIA will promptly respond with your personalized login credentials, including your unique username and password.
Visit and Log In
With your login credentials in hand, visit, Locate and click the "Login to Kennedy Connect" button.
Access the Business Dashboard
Upon clicking the login button, you'll be directed to the Kennedy Connect platform. Enter your unique username and password and you’re in! Now you have access to explore a pool of talented students, post jobs, and take advantage of government grants to support your hiring efforts.

Kennedy Gives

As the Kennedy Road Business Improvement Area (BIA), our primary focus has always been to uplift and strengthen our local business community. Kennedy Gives is a thrilling initiative that not only drives foot traffic to your stores but also rewards your valued customers with a chance to win enticing $25-$50 gift cards. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved – boosting customer engagement, supporting local businesses, and creating a buzz of excitement within our community. We invite you to join us in making Kennedy Gives a resounding success for all Kennedy Road businesses!

Here's how it works

Increased Foot Traffic
By participating in the Kennedy Gives Monthly Contest, you can expect a significant increase in foot traffic to your store. As the contest gains momentum, more and more local shoppers will be drawn to your establishment in hopes of winning the coveted $25-$50 gift card prize.
Ballot Box Placement
Each month, we will strategically select a different Kennedy Road business to host the ballot box. This rotation ensures that all our valued businesses receive equal exposure and opportunities to engage with potential customers.
Social Media Promotion
To create excitement and drive participation, the chosen store's location for the month will be actively promoted on our social media platforms. Our marketing efforts will encourage residents of Toronto to visit your store and participate in the contest.
Complimentary Video Feature
As an exclusive perk, the store chosen for the month's ballot box will receive a complimentary video feature. This feature is designed to spotlight your unique offerings and showcase the exceptional experiences customers can enjoy when visiting your establishment.
Supporting Local Businesses
Kennedy Gives is not just about the contest; it's about nurturing the growth of our local businesses. By being a part of this initiative, you demonstrate your commitment to the community and encourage residents to shop locally.
Interested in being featured as the next Kennedy Gives Business? Send an email to with “Kennedy Gives” in the subject line, and a member will get in touch within 24-48 Hours.

Stay Connected

  1. Update Your Online Directory Profile: Visit and ensure your business information is accurate and up to date in our online directory. Here’s how:
    Go to and use the search function to find your specific business.
    If you notice any outdated or missing details, simply send us an email with the necessary information, and we’ll promptly update it for you.

  2. Connect with us on social media: Stay engaged with the community and collaborate with Kennedy Road BIA through our social media channels. By connecting with us, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate on posts, share information about your products, services, and promotions with our audience.

Feedback and Communication

We value your feedback and input. For any queries or suggestions, feel free to contact us directly via email. We’re here to listen and address your concerns promptly.
Kennedy Road BIA is committed to supporting and promoting businesses in the area. We offer a range of online tools and in-person opportunities to help you thrive in the local market. Don’t miss out on the chance to enhance your business’s presence and connect with the vibrant community around you.
For any inquiries or to update your online profile, contact us at