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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a BIA?

A Business Improvement Area ( BIA ) is a “made-in-Ontario” innovation that allows local business people and commercial property owners and tenants to join together and, with the support of the municipality, to organize, finance, and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in their district.

How do I become a member of LIKE BIA?

If your business is located within the borders of Lawrence Avenue West to the north, Keele Street to the west, Strathnairn Avenue/Woodborough Avenue to the south and the rail track to the east, the Lawrence Ingram Keele, you are already a member of the BIA!

What are the benefits of a BIA?

As the area continues to evolve and diversify, the BIA is committed to strengthening its sense of community through streetscape and public space improvements that both benefit its residents and community members and, support the wide range of local businesses within its jurisdiction.

BIAs improve their local economies through activities such as:

  • Street and sidewalk maintenance and capital improvements
  • Promotion of the BIA as a business, employment, tourist or shopping area (business directories, festivals, advertising)
  • Hosting neighbourhood festivals and events
  • Safety, security and crime prevention initiatives
  • Graffiti and poster removal services respecting building facades visible from the street
  • Strategic plans for business recruitment, market studies and capital improvements
  • Advocate on behalf of their membership as a unified voice

You can read more on the TABIA website.

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