Business Improvement Associations (BIAs)

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of commercial property owners and tenants within a defined area who work in partnership with the City to create thriving, competitive, and safe business areas that attract shoppers, diners, visitors, and new businesses. By working collectively as a BIA, local businesses have the organizational and funding capacity to be catalysts for civic improvement, enhancing the quality of life in their local neighbourhood and the City as a whole.

As of 2018, Toronto boasts 84 BIAs across the City — the largest number of BIAs of any urban centre in the world — representing 45,000 members. Together, they generate more than $34 million in funding towards street and sidewalk beautification, marketing and promotional campaigns, street festivals, clean street / graffiti-removal campaigns, and crime prevention strategies. BIAs also act as a unified voice to address issues on behalf of their membership. (source: Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas)

Ward 10 is home to thirteen thriving BIAs. Click through to learn about each organization’s mandate, membership, and local businesses.

  • Chinatown BIA
  • CityPlace and Fort York BIA
  • Financial District BIA
  • Liberty Village BIA
  • Little Portugal on Dundas BIA
  • Ossington BIA
  • Parkdale Village BIA
  • Queen Street West BIA
  • West Queen West BIA
  • St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA
  • The Waterfront BIA
  • Toronto Downtown West BIA
  • Trinity Bellwoods BIA

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