Another Successful Year with Duke Heights BIA


January 01, 2020

Dear neighbours,
It has been 18 months since my re-election and it continues to be my privilege to serve the Duke Heights BIA community. We continue to invest in our local communities and support the DUKE Heights BIA.

The Mayor has declared 2021 the year of public art and we are fully committed to public art installations in DUKE HEIGHTS at Dufferin and Finch and at the new Finch LRT terminus station (next to the Finch West Subway station).

We are working hard to create a park on the green space on the east side of Chesswood Drive which is now on the lands of the solid waste transfer station.

The city is setting planning guidelines through a Keele-Finch Plus study. We are also working on improving the traffic flow in the DUKE Heights area through the Finch West Goods Movement Plan. We are working closely with Duke Heights BIA to ensure vital freight travels into and out of the BIA in a more safe and efficient manner.

We are beautifying the east side of Dufferin Street with investments in public realm projects, art works, seating, vegetation, and more! We are also working with city staff to re-align the eastern boundaries of the BIA so as to include the publicly owned right-of-way on the east side of Dufferin.

Great things happen when the public and private sector work together. Please do not hesitate to contact me at: 416-392-1371, or Community updates are available at:


City Councillor James Pasternak
Ward 6 – York Centre