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Job Posting- Weston Farmers' Market

               Weston Village BIA

                                                   4 John Street, Unit

                                                       Toronto, ON. M9N 1J3

                                                                                                   

                WESTON VILLAGE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA

 

              REQUIRES THE SERVICES OF A

 

                       MANAGER FOR THE WESTON FARMERS’ MARKET

 

Submission Deadline: Friday, Feb 23, 2018

Start Date: Mon, April 30, 2018

Job Type: Contract

CompensationCommensurate with Experience

 

Job Description:

The Market Manager is responsible for the coordination of the weekly, Saturday morning, market as well as the day to day operations throughout the week.  The Market Manager works closely with the Board of Directors of the Weston BIA (the owners of the market) to carry out their responsibilities and is provided support by them as needed. The market is held outdoors and operates from the second Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October from 7.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and the position is renegotiated at that time.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the weekly Market on Saturdays, including set-up and take down, vendor placement and stall fee collections.
  • Manage vendors, including recruitment and retention, mail out of vendor contracts; resolve any disputes or concerns among vendors and/or customers, and ensuring vendor compliance to Market Rules and Regulations and health regulations.
  • Attend bi-monthly board meetings to provide market updates and act as the liaison between vendors and the board (presenting written comments and/or complaints to be addressed).
  • Manage Market communications, including responding to market inquiries (e.g. e-mail and phone calls) and media requests in a timely manner.
  • Market Promotion including signeage, posters, advertisements in the local newspaper and social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

     

    Events

  • Coordinate special events, activities and/or programs at the market (e.g. official opening day celebrations, Corn Roast, Harvest/Halloween, kid’s activities, music and other entertainment.

     

     Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Strong leadership, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders in a professional manner.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Experience and knowledge in food service management, food safety and regulatory requirements for food sales at Temporary Food Markets is an asset.
  • Experience working with a volunteer board.
  • Previous Farmers’ Market Management experience, although not a pre-requisite, would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Weston community and key stakeholders preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of social media advertising, flyer and content for advertisements in newspapers and other.

 

Submit your Application and Cover letter to the Board of Management of the Weston BIA at: admin@westonvillagebia.com or mail to: 4 John Street Unit 3, Toronto, Ontario, M9N 1J3 by Friday, Feb 23rd at 5.00 p.m.

 

  • Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

For more information on the market, please visit the Weston Village BIA website at: www.westonvillagebia.com or email the BIA office at: admin@westonvillagebia.com

 

 

 

Job Posting

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL:STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSULTANT

           

Objective

The Weston Village Business Improvement Area seeks proposals from

consultants interested in designing and facilitating a strategic plan process for the Weston Village BIA that will result in a 2018 – 2023 Strategic Plan.

 

Background Details on the BIA:

 

The Weston Village BIA, established in 1979, is situated in the north-west end of Toronto minutes from both the 401 & 400 highways, it is next to the Humber River with its extensive bike trail and walking paths. The Village has a rich and storied history, dating back to the late 1700’s with many historical buildings still remaining. Once a European enclave, we now have many people from the Caribbean with an ever- increasing number of immigrants from the African countries.

 

The business area currently reflects the cultural and economic diversity of the surrounding community and consists of an eclectic mix of over 180 stores, services and professional offices. With a revitalized GO train service and the Union-Pearson Express, Weston Village is 20 minutes away from both Union Station and Pearson Airport. In addition, a Cultural Hub, with a completion date of 2019 is being developed around our famous 38-year old Weston Village Farmers’ Market.

 

The Hub will consist of 8,700 square feet of space for arts programming and performances and will include a residential component consisting of 26 live/work spaces for artists as well as a 370-unit, high-end apartment tower. Two other major developments have recently been approved with many others in the works.

 

Desired Strategic Plan Outcomes

  • Guide the Weston BIA through a full review and refinement of the vision and mission of the BIA.
  • Develop strategic priorities for 2018 as well as a 5- year plan from 2018 to 2023.
  • Establish tools: For evaluation (in consort with staff evaluator specialist) to assess progress towards achieving Weston BIA’s goals (i.e. key performance indicators, measurable outcomes etc.)

     

    Desired Strategic Planning Outcomes

    You will be required to produce a report at the end of each year and two final reports at the end of the 5-year period, one to be used as an internal document that outlines the Strategic Plan in full as well as an external document to be shared with stakeholders and the public as to our Strategic Direction.

     

    Timeline

  • The proposed project timeline is from April 1, 2018 to March 31,2023

     

    Proposal Requirements

    Please submit a proposal no longer than 3 (three) pages in length, plus one sample of a strategic plan you have delivered.

    Proposals must be received before 4.00 p.m. on Friday, Feb 5, 2018

    Please e-mail only to: admin@westonvillagebia.com

     

    Guidelines for Proposal Content

    Your proposal should be presented in a conceptual, high-level format, with the understanding that the actual scope of work will be refined after consultant selection. The BIA envisions a plan in which a sub-committee (made up of key stakeholders in the area as well as a member of the board of the BIA) will be formed to work with the chosen planner to help flesh out the vision for the area.

     

    Specific Proposal Contents

     

  • Name of firm
  • Name and contact information for the consultant (s)
  • Description of experience and qualifications
  • Indication of availability during project period
  • Statement of Work: brief response on approach to the project scope
  • Cost proposal, including hourly rate
  • A rough working schedule for the process
  • At least three references (does not count towards three-page proposal limit).

     

    For more Information

     

    Marion O’Sullivan, Coordinator, Weston Village BIA at:

    admin@westonvillagebia.com

     

     

     

     

     

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Expansion of the Weston BI|A Boundaries

Notice of Poll

 

August 8, 2017

 

 

Poll Regarding:   Intention to expand Weston Village Proposed Expansion Business Improvement Area

 

On July 4, 2017 City Council stated its intention to pass a by-law to expand The Weston Village Business

Improvement Area to include all rateable property in a business property class north along Weston Road from King Street to Church Street.

 

A BIA is an association of persons who own rateable property in a business property class and all persons who are non-residential tenants of rateable property within a business property class within a defined area who work in partnership with the City to create thriving, competitive and safe business areas that attract new investment.  By working collectively, BIAs have the organizational and funding capacity to be catalysts for local civic improvement, enhancing the physical quality and economic vitality of their local neighbourhood.

 

The Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas section 19-2.4. requires that a formal poll be conducted before passing a by-law to expand an existing BIA. The owner of the property to which this Notice relates shall give a copy to each non-residential tenant of the property within 30 days of receiving this Notice.   

 

Ballot Instructions:

  • A person receiving this Notice is entitled to submit ONLY ONE ballot regardless of the number of rateable properties or businesses owned by that person within the proposed area
  • Returned ballots will be treated in confidence and are subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA)
  • If you are a non-residential tenant of rateable property, please download and complete the Declaration and Ballot found at http://www.toronto.ca/polling/bia-polls.htm
  • Completed ballots must be received in the City Clerk's Office by 4:30 pm on or before October 06, 2017

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Phone: (416) 392-1291

 

 

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Phone: (416) 392-7036

 

 

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