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Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating the best city in Canada. They are the parent group to a large number of smaller organizations, all with one goal in mind, progress in Toronto’s business industry. 

A Business Improvement Area is run group of business owners within a Toronto neighbourhood. They combine to make a single working unit that helps in maintaining companies, providing standards, collaborating with local authorities, and bringing in new and local visitors. 

The first Business Improvement Area was the Bloor West Village BIA, and after its huge success business owners decided to use it as a template for other Toronto Business Improvement Areas.

More and more Toronto neighbourhoods saw the success and usefulness of a joined community. The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) was created in the 1980s for building communication and organization within each Toronto neighbourhood. You can view their official website at www.toronto-bia.com.

Member Benefits 

TABIA is now a vital part of Toronto and recognized by every level of government. There are many benefits for Business Improvement Area members.

Some of the business contacts and resources available through the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas include; event planning and planners, permits, emergency services, street furniture, Festival planning, bus shelter maintenance, advertising, building maintenance, and portable sanitation. 

List of BIA’s

There are over 70 Business Improvement Areas under TABIA. Some of them are:

  • Baby Point Gates Business Improvement Area
  • Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area
  • Bloor by the Park Business Improvement Area
  • Bloor Street Business Improvement Area
  • Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area
  • Bloorcourt Village Business Improvement Area
  • Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area
  • Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area
  • Chinatown Business Improvement Area
  • Church-Wellesley Village Business Improvement Area
  • College Promenade Business Improvement Area
  • Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area
  • Danforth Village Business Improvement Area
  • Dovercourt Village Business Improvement Area
  • Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
  • Dundas West Business Improvement Area
  • Forest Hill Village Business Improvement Area
  • Gerrard India Bazaar Business Improvement Area
  • Greektown on the Danforth Business Improvement Area
  • Harbord Street Business Improvement Area
  • Hillcrest Village Business Improvement Area
  • Historic Queen East Business Improvement Area
  • Junction Gardens Business Improvement Area
  • Kensington Market Business Improvement Area
  • Koreatown Business Improvement Area
  • Liberty Village Business Improvement Area
  • Little Italy Business Improvement Area
  • Little Portugal Business Improvement Area
  • Mirvish Village Business Improvement Area
  • Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area
  • Pape Village Business Improvement Area
  • Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area
  • Queen St West Business Improvement Area
  • Riverside Business Improvement Area
  • Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area
  • Rosedale Main Street Business Improvement Area
  • St Lawrence Market Business Improvement Area
  • The Beach Business Improvement Area
  • The Danforth Business Improvement Area
  • The Dupont Strip Business Improvement Area
  • The Eglinton Way Business Improvement Area
  • The Waterfront Business Improvement Area
  • Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area
  • Trinity Bellwoods Business Improvement Area
  • Upper Village Business Improvement Area
  • Uptown Yonge Business Improvement Area
  • West Queen West Business Improvement Area
  • Wychwood Heights Business Improvement Area

More can be found outside of Toronto but within Ontario. 

GreenTbiz is a group created by TABIA who helped local business owners make the most eco-friendly choices for their neighbourhood. And the program is completely free for BIA members!

Your neighbourhood can easily start a Business Improvement Area. TABIA suggests you find a committee of local business owners and create a common goal for the neighbourhood. 

There are regular Toronto Association of Business Improvement Area meetings available to everyone who is interested. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact TABIA or browse through Totally Toronto.

The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Area has improved local businesses and their neighbourhoods all at the same time. Totally Toronto can connect you with your local BIA or provide helpful information on existing ones.

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