About Business Improvement Areas
In partnership with Toronto City Council, local commercial property owners and tenants can work together to form a Business Improvement Area (BIA) to enhance the safety, look and feel of their neighbourhoods to attract more visitors to shop and dine, as well as to draw new businesses to their area. Learn about the benefits of forming a BIA.
Proposed BIA Expansions
A Public Consultation will be held Wednesday, May 22 between 7 and 9 p.m. at Izba Restaurant, 648 The Queensway to discuss the proposed expansion of The Queensway Business Improvement Area.
News, resources and information
Business Improvement Areas are encouraged to keep on top of changes in the by-laws, regulations, urban design issues and other items of interest affecting their operations.
Changes to Municipal Code Chapter 19 - BIAs
Changes have been made to the Municipal Code Chapter 19, the by-law which governs the establishment and operation of Business Improvement Areas in Toronto. In July 2011, Toronto City Council adopted amendments regarding starting a BIA, the BIA polling processes, proxy voting, board eligibility and board governance. See a summary of the new changes. Read the updated Municipal Code Chapter 19.
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