Business Directory


Aman Fashions
2649 Islington Ave
(416) 742-9709
Bollywood Fashion
2637 Islington Ave
(416) 742-0010
Designer's Passion
2657 Islington Ave
(416) 748-7411
Fine Fabrics & Jewellers
2655 Islington Ave
(416) 740-3729
Hanstar Ent J & K
1156 Albion Road
(416) 674-9150  
Kainaat Collection
2639 Islington Ave
(416) 744-3553
Kainaat Coture
2633 Islington Ave
(416) 744-3553
Kohinoor Looms
1007 Albion Rd
(416) 742-5235
Kohinoor Haute Couture
2625 Islington Ave
(647) 352-0195
Life in Style
2629 Islington Ave
(416) 744-3803
Padda Fashions
1001 Albion Rd
(416) 748-2949
Pami Fashions
2641 Islington Ave
(416) 749-9615
Pooja's Fashion
2628A Islington Ave
(647) 340-6980
Scarborough Textile & Fabric
2659 Islington Ave
(416) 742-0010

Who Are We

Albion Islington Square is the first and only Business Improvement Area (BIA) in North Etobicoke with a volunteer Board of Management comprised of well known and reputed business owners who steer the BIA’s course of action.

To know more about see above Albion Islington Square for PDF download.

Board of Directors

  • Deputy Mayor/Councillor Ward 1 Vincent Crisanti
  • Shamsher Singh- Chairman
  • Santokh Shah-Vice Chairman
  • Seema Sudhir-Secretary
  • Prakash Khatri-Treasurer
  • Ronnie Ramsawak-Board Member
  • Atul Subedi-Board Member
  • Avinash Sharma-Board Member
  • Martin Pesev- Board Member
  • Harpreet Brar-Board Member
  • Archna Bhardwaj-Executive Director

History of Thistletown

 The area of Thistletown, in the northwest end of Toronto, Ontario, was founded by John Grubb.

In 1831, he came to the area from Edinburgh, Scotland. Grubb’s family originated in St. Andrew’s, Scotland. In 1847, he acquired the south-west, north-west and north-east corners of the current Albion Road and Islington Avenue.

In October 1847 Grubb had John Stroughton Dennis survey the land for the establishment of a village to be called St. Andrew’s. After the plan was registered, Grubb began dividing the land into village lots and subsequently in a formal way founded the village now known as Thistletown.

For more information on the history of Thistletown, refer to Evelyn Boasie’s book, Thistletown Now and Then.

Photos of then...

Courtesy of Etobicoke Historical Society

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2016 Commercial Façade Improvement Area

Newsletter 2017- Click here to view it.

Clean Toronto Together returns this April - save the dates!

The Clean Toronto Together (CTT) campaign will once again bring together Toronto's residents, students, City staff, employees of businesses, organizations, and institutions to clean Toronto.

Events will be scheduled throughout Earth Week (April 22- 27). To get involved, please save the following dates:

Corporate & School Clean-up Day - Friday April 25
Community Clean-up Days - Saturday April 26 & Sunday April 27
The Clean Toronto Together program is sponsored by GLAD, CP24, NewsTalk 1010, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Toronto Park People and Earth Day Canada.

By working together we can keep Toronto clean and green!

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