We're Hiring! Work with us as a Summer Student!

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The Summer Events Assistant(s) will assist in the organization of the 2018 Bank Street BIA summer events and promotions.

Position Type: Summer Contract
Duration: 8 Weeks – May 7 2018 – June 29 2018
Number of positions: 2

Hours of Work: 30 hours/week
Some evening and weekend work will be required.

The successful applicant must be available for the weekend of June 14 – June 16

Rate of Pay $15 per hour

Duties and Responsibilities

·       Be on hand to support the Assistant Director

·       Assist in the coordination of partnership details leading up to the festival

·       Manage data related to vendor relationships and other partnerships

·       Respond to events enquiries (by phone, email)

·       Assist with communications to events participants, supporters and suppliers

·       Record and report on the success of promotional activity

·       Coordinate the supply of events merchandise

·       Compile feedback from event participants

·       Assist with social media and website content development

Time Commitment

·       Attendance at a pre-event planning meetings, in the weeks leading up to the event

·       Attendance at the event, the day of, and possibly the night prior and/or day following, depending on set-up and take-down requirements

·       Participation in the post-event debrief, typically scheduled to take place within one month following the event


·       Excellent customer service skills

·       Excellent communication and listening skills

·       Ability to work as a team member towards a common goal

·       Ability to follow direction and work independently in keeping with the direction given

·       Enthusiasm for event facilitation


Experience and Skills Required

·       This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, creative thinking and a passion for events and creating a high-quality guest experience.

·       Office work includes but is not limited to answering and returning phone calls, follow-up with inquiries, computer data entry, and assistance with correspondence and event files.

·       To be successful in this position, an individual should be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requested experience listed below is representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability needed to be successful in this position.

·       Current undergraduate or college student in hospitality, marketing, communications or business degree with strong interest in special events, non-profit organizations, and the arts is ideal.

·       Candidate must demonstrate strong communication skills.

·       Must be able to speak effectively before groups and interact constructively and well with others.

·       Knowledge of broad themes in event production and management is required.

·       Self-motivation, initiative and reliability are essential.

·       Basic office skills, record keeping, and organization skills are required.

·       Candidate must be able to handle information of a sensitive matter, such as confidential sponsor and artist information and records.


Physical Demands

·       The Events Assistant(s) will often lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and be must able to stand for long periods of time.

·       A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a personal vehicle during the festival is an asset but not required

Work Environment

·       The Events Assistant(s) will be based primarily at the Bank Street BIA office located at 176 Gloucester Street, with travel to various venues. Assignments may be indoors or outdoors. Weekends and some evenings will be required. There will be the option to work remotely on occasion.



It is expected that this position will be supported by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and the Ontario Summer Experience Program. As such, applicants must meet the following requirements:  

·       Have been registered as full-time students in the current academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in September 2018;

·       Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment;

·       Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;

·       Be legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and possess a valid Social Insurance Number; and

·       Not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits at the start of the job.

Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome; in particular, applications are encouraged from racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, and women

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@bankstreet.ca with the email subject line: EVENTS ASSISTANT 2018 no later than MAY 4 2018. Include your favourite funny YouTube video!

Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome; in particular, applications are encouraged from racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, and women.

Daffodil Month #Contest!

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For the Month of April, Downtown Bank Street is hosting an AMAZING contest in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society! 

Take a photo with daffodil pin on Bank Street (between Wellington - Catherine) and post using #DaffodilsOnBank and #DaffofilMonth. The contest open between April 4 and April 30 2018Winner will be selected at random! 

The prize will be a Downtown Bank Street Bundle with goodies from Spin City, Salon Bliss, BFF and more!

🌼Good luck!🌼

Daffodil Month launch with the Canadian Cancer Society on Downtown Bank Street!

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For 80 years, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has been Canada’s cancer voice and leading authority on the disease. They are the only organization that fights all types of cancer, supports and advocates for patients and their families, and champions those who care about a future where no Canadian fears cancer.

Daffodil Month, held every April, is their national fundraising campaign. Thousands of CCS volunteers and staff will be working across Canada to raise vital funds for cancer research and programs that support patients. In partnership with Downtown Bank Street, the Canadian Cancer Society will kick off Daffodil Month with a yellow party at Eggepectations (171 Bank Street)! 


This event is open to the public! Please join us: 

When: April 4, 2018 from 5:30 to 7pm

Where: Eggspectation 171 Bank St

Artists will be on site painting the Eggspectation windows yellow in anticipation of the Bank Street window painting contest that will happen throughout April

Hear inspirational stories from cancer fighters in our community

Live 88.5 will be on site to welcome guests and spin some tunes

Enjoy light nibbles and refreshments


  Get your daffodil pin on Bank Street and celebrate life!


We're Hiring! - Assistant Director Job Opening

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Job Title: Assistant Director, Events and Administration
Compensation: TBD plus benefits (negotiable based on experience)

Job Brief

The person for the job is a competent Assistant Director to support the Executive Director in the operations of the BIA.

Assistant directors are well-versed in performance and operations management and competent in assuming delegated duties. They are leaders and critical thinkers, ready to solve problems before they become obstacles.

The goal is to help the BIA attain its objectives of representing, advocating and elevating Downtown Bank Street as the destination to live, work, shop etc. to residents and visitors.


Special Events/Sponsorship/Grants

  • Assist in developing and implementing plans and goals for events and projects

  • Experience in organizing outdoor events

  • Experience with Municipal SEAT team

  • Work with the Executive Director and Communications Director to coordinate and supervise special events and sponsorship designed to raise the profile of the Bank Street BIA in its role to promote the area as a destination both to residents and visitors

  • Excellent people skills to raise sponsorship funds in support of special events and activities

  • Seek out grant opportunities to further enhance the profile of Downtown Bank Street

  • Support grant writer in developing application and confirming accuracy of application

  • Assist in budgeting and monitoring expenses

  • Maintain scheduling of events and represent the company when needed

  • Strong media connections in raising profile of BIA led initiatives

  • Engagement with local businesses in development of special events

  • Take leadership role on event days


  • A good understanding of the retail market

  • Understanding analytics in designing comprehensive programming for the Bank Street area

  • Assist with marketing and promotional campaigns

  • Work with Communications Director in providing necessary information for messaging through all communication platforms

  • Strong collaborative team player


  • Ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies

  • Create reports and submit them to the Executive Director or other executives

  • Fulfill duties as assigned by the Executive Director

  • Working with the Executive Director and office team in meeting the goals and directions of the Bank Street BIA Strategic Plan

  • Assist in the daily administration of the BIA office

  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with regulations and internal policies required by the BIA

  • Attend meetings including Board, sub-committees, community leaders, members, sponsors and other potential stakeholders/collaborators

  • Working with BIA team in the understanding of municipal issues related to the operations of the BIA, special events and granting opportunities


  • Hands-on experience in special events and management of large outdoor events

  • Successful experience in attaining sponsorships

  • Proactive in the execution of tasks

  • Excellent staff management skills

  • Proven experience as assistant director or other similar position

  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and quality standards

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • Aptitude in problem-solving

  • Experience in high-pressure situations

  • Ability to work flexible weekday hours and weekends