A special thanks to our
ELITE COMMUNITY SPONSOR,
Ira Rosenberg has lived his entire life in the St. Clair West neighbourhood of Toronto. During this time, he has truly seen the community evolve and flourish. He is particularly enthusiastic about promoting the area he has always called home. With a keen understanding of our city, Ira has proven knowledge, experience, and expertise within all areas of the GTA. His extensive client list includes business executives, building professionals, investors, music and film professionals, and small businesses and homeowners. He joined the Toronto Real Estate Board in 2011 and brings with him a wealth of experience and a fresh approach to this city's dynamic real estate community. He has a keen grasp and understanding of what makes this city tick.
Reach out to him at:
RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc.
The Beeton Cupboard Food Bank
Located in St. Michael & All Angels Church
The Beeton Cupboard is a volunteer-run community food bank that provides grocery items to those in need — no questions asked, no registration required. It is open on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and can be accessed by the Wychwood Ave entrance, through the wooden gate.
To donate: Donations can be dropped off any day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The Beeton also runs an Out of the Cold lunch program, offering take-out lunches every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. out of the Wychwood Ave entrance.
The Out of the Cold kitchen runs from mid-autumn until spring every year. This program is entirely volunteer-run and supported by community donations.
611 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto
We couldn’t do this without our
magnificently talented collaborators.
Our retail partner, ecoexistence, is an eco-friendly lifestyle store located at 766 St. Clair Ave West. With a focus on all things better for you and for the planet, it offers healthy, earth-conscious choices for every room in your house. The store was founded in 2008 by Kym Klopp, a local entrepreneur and environmental advocate.
East India Company Ltd. is a multi-generational family business that was established in 1972, specializing in the import and distribution of top-notch spices, herbs, nuts, rice, lentils, and dried food ingredients from around the globe. The East India team prides itself on carrying a wide variety of quality goods and maintaining solid relationships, with a commitment to impeccable customer service, constant innovation, and comprehensive industry knowledge.
Mitch Belman is the owner/operator of Loco Chico Productions, a boutique videography company that has been producing high-quality corporate and event video content for 25 years. Living in the St. Clair West neighbourhood for the past 15 years, Mitch is particularly fond of working on community and BIA projects.
Jenny, a native Montrealer, has called Toronto — and the St. Clair West community in particular — home since 2008. She is a creative product photographer specializing in retail spaces, providing merchants with an inventory of stylish images to use on social media, websites, brochures, and more. She also sells prints featuring nature, travel, and curios. Her work reflects a flair for highlighting beauty in the stuff of everyday life.
Thank you to our talented advisory
board for sharing their wisdom with us.
The Beeton Cupboard Food Bank
Jenni is the lay pastor at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican church at St. Clair and Bathurst. Passionate about community, humanity, and believing in miracles, she is well suited to her position as team lead for the church's Beeton Cupboard Food Bank, connecting those who have with those who have not. Jenni is a bridge-builder with a big heart and is delighted to be on the advisory board of Dine Collab.
Growth executive, founder and former CEO of #MoveTheDial
Jodi is an entrepreneur, angel investor, experienced technology growth leader, and global brand builder. She founded and was the CEO of #movethedial, focused on the equitable participation of all women in tech. Leveraging Jodi’s vision, wealth of experience, pioneering spirit, and passion, the movement impacted more than 60,000 people at events throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel. Jodi has been recognized as an Adweek Brandstar in Toronto, one of Canada’s 25 Women of Influence, and one of WXN’s Canada’s 100 most powerful women. She co-chaired the 2018 re-election campaign for Toronto mayor John Tory, and sits on several tech company advisory boards as well as the boards of directors of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and Toronto Global. She also sits on SickKids’ Capital Campaign Cabinet and co-founded Tech4SickKids, raising $1.3 billion to transform pediatric health. Jodi is also the author of Go Out of Your Way, which was endorsed by Sheryl Sandberg.
Co-Founder of ShopLocal2Win
Mary is a former marketing director at Tourism Toronto and Delta Hotels, where she developed a deep appreciation for the contribution of main streets to the visitor economy in addition to enhancing the quality of life for local residents. Since the spring of 2020, Mary has been dedicated to helping BIAs inspire more shopping while also demonstrating how they can optimize marketing activities through well-crafted data collection and reporting. Her company, ShopLocal2Win, won Interac’s 2021 Future of Retail challenge for building a program that not only boosts local retail while activated but also demonstrates changes to consumer behaviour to make shopping local a prevailing choice in the future. Since the company launched in the summer of 2020 in response to COVID-19 lockdowns, it has redirected over $2 million to main street retailers in partnership with over a dozen BIAs.