Mayor John Tory brought his vision for Scarborough’s future to a sold-out luncheon of Scarborough’s business leaders on March 27. On the eve of a crucial transit vote at City Council, it was no surprise that the Mayor’s vision included a subway extension. This was the second year for the Scarborough Business Association’s (SBA) Lunch with Mayor John Tory and it has quickly become an important event on the Scarborough business community calendar.

“We had terrific participation in 2016, our first year. People were thrilled to host the Mayor as he engaged a packed ballroom at the Delta Hotel!” said SBA president Roger Francis. The Scarborough Business Association is intensely focused on helping businesses by driving prosperity, creating forums for networking, and providing opportunities to showcase the local business landscape. The spotlight is on Scarborough’s optimal location, access to education, skilled labour and diversity.

“We thank the Mayor for making this a centrepiece event,” said Francis. “We’re grateful he recognizes the importance of working together and the value of Scarborough as an integral player in the Toronto business community.”

The SBA holds monthly “After 5” networking events (recent locations have included the new Costco for Business, the Common Good Brewery and Pizza Nova’s Novo Ristorante. There are also educational breakfast meetings with speakers ranging from business leaders to marketing experts, and social events with a business focus. To learn more, including more about upcoming events, go to