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December 6, 2012 – Congratulations to Mr. Alex Ling!

Source: Bloor West Village BIA

bwv1December 6, 2012 – The Bloor West Village BIA congratulates our own Mr. Alex Ling for having been chosen to receive a commemorative medal to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.  In recognition of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, medals are being awarded to worthy Canadians for their contributions or service to their fellow Canadians, to their community and to their country.

A public presentation for the medal recipients and their guests in the riding of Parkdale-High Park will take place on January 20, 2013.

Mr. Alex Ling is the founder of the first Business Improvement Area in the world (Bloor West Village BIA), is the longest serving BIA board member in the world (over 40 years, 24 as chair), and is also the founder of the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA).


March 3, 2005 – TABIA Founder, Alex Ling, Honoured

Source: City of Toronto

fountainMarch 3, 2005 – Alex Ling, honoured for his activism on behalf of small businesses, stands in front of the fountain that was officially named after him on March 3, 2005.

Mayor David Miller and Councillor Bill Saundercook (Ward 13, Parkdale-High Park) joined leaders of Toronto’s small business community to unveil the plaque that displays the name of the fountain, which reads:

The Alex Ling Fountain
In appreciation for his continued dedication and
tireless volunteer service for over 30 years to
Bloor West Village BIA, the community and beyond.
Presented on February 28, 2005 by
City of Toronto – signed by Mayor David Miller
Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas – signed by John Wakulat, President
Bloor West Village BIA (Canada’s First BIA) – signed by Paula McInerney, Chairperson