The West Broadway BIA is excited to launch our Stars on Broadway campaign to recognize and celebrate merchants who have been in business for 20+ years. In fact, there are over 70 long-time merchants on West Broadway between Collingwood and Larch! From Ace Cycles established in 1946, to the Toybox in 1972, then Kidsbooks in 1983, and Nat’s Pizza in 1992… plus so many more!
From their stores to their stories, they make West Broadway a truly special place to be and we can’t wait to highlight them over the coming weeks! The campaign includes the new street banners that feature fantastic illustrations of local personalities from each of our long-time businesses. These were created in partnership with Emily Carr students and local artists from BrainBoost Education and we’re excited to share them, and the merchant’s stories, with the community.
CONTEST ALERT: They’ve captured our hearts and now we want you to capture them too! Snap a photo at a long-time merchant location, post it, tag @kitsonbroadway and use hashtags #theheartofkits #starsonbroadway and you’ll be entered to win a prize pack of eats, shops & services from our merchant Stars on Broadway! Below is a list of our long-time merchants and you can learn more about each of them here. Contest closes Nov 30th.
And remember, next time you’re in the area don’t forget to look up at the stars!