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Episode 2 - Life on Bloorcourt

The Bloorcourt Podcast

Release Date: 10/26/2020

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In a look back to Episode 3 "Stronger Together" show hosts Arthur Geringas and Meg Marshall discuss the role that Sistering plays in the Bloorcourt community with community liaison Annabelle Bernard. Annabelle provides some deescalation tips and highlights the importance of accessible services for those in need.

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Hosts Meg Marshall and Arthur Geringas discuss various ways to support small businesses and what make the businesses in the Bloorcourt community unique.

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A bite of Bloor is a featurette with former BIA member Simone Weir who shares some favourites about where to grab a bite to eat in the Bloorcourt neighbourhood. Highlighted in this episode are Coo Cafe, Black Horse, Bloorcourt cafe, Madras Masala.

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Local resident Dan Rice joins Arthur and Meg for a conversation about what life is like in the Bloorcourt neighbourhood and why he chose to produce comedy events at the Comedy Bar.

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Chris Caira joins Arthur and Meg for a conversation about a unique business in the Bloorcourt neighbourhood - the Maker Bean Cafe. The Maker Bean Cafe hosts creative technology camps to engage your kids & teens! Topics include Robotics, Inventions, 3D printing & laser cutting.

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Chair of the Bloorcourt BIA Antonia Yee shares some introspection about what life is like in the Bloorcourt neighbourhood and how the Bloorcourt BIA works towards the betterment of the community.

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A bite of Bloor is a featurette with former BIA member Simone Weir who shares some favourites about where to grab a bite to eat in the Bloorcourt neighbourhood. Highlighted in this episode are La Bella Managua and African Palace.

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Hosts Meg and Arthur discuss some best practices and support for businesses during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

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In this short excerpt from the first Episode of the Bloorcourt podcast Ron Nash joins Arthur and Meg for a conversation about how the City of Toronto works alongside local BIAs.

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In our inaugural chat on the Bloorcourt Podcast we welcome Antonia Yee to the show and discuss what makes the Bloorcourt BIA special to her and highlight what the Business Improvement Area's (BIA) role is in the community.

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Episode 2 - "Life in Bloor"
​Show Notes

 
Hosted by: Arthur Geringas & Meg Marshall
Recorded & Edited by: Arthur Geringas & Telejet Studios
Featured Guests:  Chris Caira (The Maker Bean Cafe), Dan Rice (local Bloorcourt resident)
 
Guide to this Podcast
  • 1:20 -  Introduction to Life in Bloorcourt
  • ​3:55 - A Moment with Our Chair
  • 10:30 - Learn About Microgrants 
  • 13:23 - Discussion on the Streetscape Masterplan
  • 15:32 - Literature as Art 
  • 19:45 - Chat with Chris Caira from The Makerbean 
  • 29:50 - Chat with Dan Rice  - Local Resident 
  • 38:05 - Bloor Street Bustle - How to Support Local 
  • 56:10 - Bite of Bloor ft. Coo Cafe Bread or Rice 
  • 57:48 - Bite of Bloor ft. The Black Horse 
  • 59:05 - Bite of Bloor ft. Bloor Court Cafe
  • 1:00:24 - Bite of Bloor ft. Madras Masala

Links and Information to Topics Discussed in the Podcast

 
Names of Businesses Mentioned in the Podcast:
  • ​Paradise Theatre
  • The Piston Bar
  • The Comedy Bar


City of Toronto BIA Office official website:  
https://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/business-operation-growth/business-improvement-areas/

City of Toronto BIA official email: 
[email protected]


Microgrant Program
http://www.bloorcourttoronto.com/bloorcourt-microgrant-program.html
The Events and Activations Microgrant Program is to embrace, showcase, and celebrate art, talent, and businesses within our community that will benefit the business area and make Bloorcourt a move coveted, exciting, and destination place to live and visit.


​Bites of Bloor

Coo Cafe Bread or Rice - 1049 Bloor St W 
https://www.coocafeborr.com/
Available for delivery on Ritual 

The Black Horse - 928 Bloor St W 
Available for delivery on Door Dash

Bloor Court Cafe - 201 Delaware Ave
Available for delivery on Uber Eats. 

Madras Masala - 796 Bloor St W 
https://madrasmasalatoronto.com/
Order online directly through their website

Bloorcourt Scavenger Hunt 

How many telephone booths do we still have in the neighbourhood? Considered old technology to some, they still exist and work! Take a walk in our neighbourhood and note down all of the locations of where you see them. Bonus points if you take a selfie with one in the background! 

Use the hashtag #BloorcourtPodcast to get noticed or regrammed!