Businesses

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of local business people and property owners who work in partnership with the City to enhance their business district. A BIA provides for a self-imposed assessment on commercial property to be raised within a specified geographic area. The proceeds from the assessment are used to provide services that benefit the district. Click here to read more about Toronto’s BIA programs. There are seven BIAs in Ward 14.

The Danforth BIA

DBIA logo It All Starts HereBIA Office: 253 Danforth Ave, Suite 302
Executive Director: Susan Puff
Website: thedanforth.ca
Email: bia@thedanforth.ca
Phone: 416-429-4479

The Danforth BIA is comprised of more than 350 shops, restaurants and services along Danforth Ave from Broadview Ave to Hampton Ave, along Broadview Ave north to Pretoria Ave, and south to Dearborne Ave. The Danforth BIA works to promote and provide an exciting destination neighbourhood for delicious food, entertaining theatre, lively pubs and cafés, and distinctive shops and services.

The Danforth Mosaic BIA

Danny_Logo_A_Blk_SMALLBIA Office: 1432 Danforth Ave, Unit 1
Coordinator: Colin Johnson
Website: thedanny.ca
Email: info@thedanny.ca
Phone: 416-875-3760

The Danforth Mosaic BIA (“The Danny”) stretches along Danforth Ave between Jones Ave and Westlake Ave. Celebrating a rich and diverse community, The Danforth Mosaic BIA boasts vast selection of family-owned restaurants, shops, and services from various parts of the world. With more than 500 shops and services, residents and visitors have a wide array of choices to make their visit to The Danforth Mosaic BIA memorable.

Gerrard India Bazaar BIA

gibbiaBIA Office: 1426 Gerrard St. East
Manager: Tasneem H. Bandukwala
Website: gerrardindiabazaar.com
Email: gibbia@gerrardindiabazaar.com
Phone: 416-465-8513

Located on Gerrard Street between Coxwell and Greenwood, the Gerrard India Bazaar BIA is the largest marketing place of South Asian goods and services in North America. With over 100 shops and restaurants which represent regional diversities of South Asian culture, food, music and products, this slice of the Indian subcontinent offers a wide selection of services and products exhibited in an exotic display of sights, sounds, tastes and aromas.

Greektown on the Danforth BIA

GREEKTOWN LOGOBIA Office: 452A Danforth Ave
Executive Director: Mary Fragedakis
Website: greektowntoronto.com
Email: bia@greektowntoronto.com
Phone: 416-469-5634

One of Toronto’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, Greektown is also one of the City’s best known Business Improvement Associations with over 400 members. Located along Danforth Ave between Hampton Ave and Dewhurst Blvd, the Greektown BIA’s clean and safe community offers something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the tantalizing culture of the Greektown BIA by visiting one of the many restaurants, lounges, cafes, or bakeries that feature traditional Greek cuisine, along with other fantastic multi-ethnic establishments in the area.

Leslieville BIA

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Coordinator: Cathy Quinton
Website: leslievillebia.com
Email: leslivillebia@gmail.com

Located on Queen St E between Empire and Vancouver Avenues, the Leslieville BIA is a part of one of the city’s most socially connected and engaged neighbourhoods. With Leslieville having played a key role in the city’s rich history in the East End, the Leslieville BIA now offers a vibrant community for Toronto’s art and culture scene. With a wide selection of restaurants, shops, and services, the Leslieville BIA creates a fun, family-friendly, and trendy space for residents and visitors alike.

 

Pape Village BIA

Coordinator: Clorraine Dennie
Website: www.papevillage.com
Email: papevillage@yahoo.ca

Established in 1986, the Pape Village BIA represents over 80 businesses along Pape from Mortimer to Gamble. Strolling along Pape Avenue you can find all your day to day needs including shopping, dining, grocery, health care, fashion, bakeries and financial institutions.

 

Riverside BIA

New March 2015 Riverside logo final_metal_Page_16BIA Office: 630 Queen St. East
Executive Director: Lais Fabrico
Website: riverside-to.com
Email: office@riverside-to.com
Phone: 416-466-8167

Dubbed the SOHO of Toronto by the New York Post, Riverside has made a commitment to art and design, which is evident by the several murals decorating the neighbourhood, to the public art installations and annual signature event, the Riverdale Art Walk. Located along Queen St E, from the Don Valley Parkway to the east and Empire Ave to the west, the Riverside BIA is just minutes from the downtown core and easily accessible by streetcar. Encompassing a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and services, the Riverside BIA offers a trendy atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.