Business Improvement Areas

Resources for BIAs

There are a variety of resources and tools for Business Improvement Areas in all stages of development. Find tips on establishing and maintaining the BIA, sample business plans and budgets, advice on running effective meetings and more.


Business Improvement Area Statistics

BIA Management Reporting Dashboards provide statistical information - including Retail Mix, Property Assessment, Operating Budget and Employment - for Toronto's Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).

Support Programs, Contacts and More



The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) is a non-profit umbrella organization representing the City of Toronto’s Business Improvement Areas.


Key contacts for City services

Contact information for the key City departments that negotiate tax rates, help with budget planning, issue permits, arrange for garbage disposal and approve street furniture and more.

Hyrdo Pole Attachments

Hydro pole attachments - application process

Looking to attach a flower basket, banner or decorative light to one of Toronto Hydro’s poles? Certain attachments are permitted on Toronto Hydro poles, but in the interest of public safety permission is required. Learn more.

graffiti art

Graffiti Management Plan

The City of Toronto's Graffiti Management Plan seeks to support graffiti art and other street art that adds vibrancy and artistry to our streets while balancing the need to eliminate graffiti vandalism which can have a detrimental impact on property owners and neighbourhoods.

Stadium Crowd during FIFA U20 World Cup

Special Events Planning Guide

Resources for planning a special event in Toronto including guidelines, applications, quick reference charts and contacts.