Business Engagement

Committee Co-Chairs: Christopher Forrest (Winston Govans) & Vacant Seat
Committee Meeting Times: 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Contact: E-mail to be added to the Committee Listserv

The Business Engagement Committee works to highlight some of the more pressing safety items or opportunities within the catchment area. This can range from violent crime, improved conditions such as lighting, crosswalks to healthy business practices.

The York Road Partnership has a long history of helping communities along the corridor deal with problem establishments, such as liquor stores, to agree upon hours of operation and best practices that benefit both the business and the community.  With the help of the Community Law Center and various knowledgeable YRP members, we have developed a standard Memorandum of Understanding that we expect proprietors of new liquor establishments to sign in order to gain the support of YRP and the communities in which such establishments are located.

Current Committee Goals:

  • Become a stronger Advocate of the York Road Corridor strategy building community interest.
  • Establish more collaborative opportunities with our commercial corridor & business owners.
  • Diversifying the Business Engagement Committee