BIA List: A-E
Browse through this alphabetical listing and learn more about Toronto’s BIAs.
Albion Islington Square BIA
Albion Islington Square BIA is located along Albion Road from Lund Avenue to west of John Grubb Court, and along Islington Avenue from north of Sandhill Drive to just south of Wardlaw Crescent.
The BIA is made up of retail shops, grocery stores, restaurants and various service-based businesses – many with connections to Toronto’s South Asian and West Indies communities. The BIA organizes the annual Fusion of Taste Festival.
Albion Islington Square BIA has enhanced the appearance of the area by commissioning two murals created with a grant from the City of Toronto’s Mural Street Art Program.
Baby Point Gates BIA
Baby Point Gates BIA takes its name from the historic stone gates located at the intersection of Jane and Annette streets. The BIA extends along Jane Street from Lessard Avenue to Montye Avenue, and runs along Annette Street from Jane Street to Windermere Avenue.
Established in 2010, the BIA includes restaurants and cafes, retail shops, professional service providers, and health and wellness practitioners.The BIA organizes the annual Charity Strawberry Festival in support of SickKids.
Baby Point Gates BIA has worked to beautify the area by commissioning murals created with a grant from the City of Toronto’s Mural Street Art Program.
Bayview Leaside BIA
Bayview Leaside BIA is located on Bayview Avenue and extends from Davisville Avenue to Soudan Avenue.
Established in 2015, the BIA includes restaurants, clothing boutiques and specialty stores. The BIA organizes the annual Sidewalk Sensation event featuring live music, food, shopping and activities for children.
Bloor Annex BIA
Bloor Annex BIA is located on Bloor Street West between Madison Avenue and Bathurst Street.
Established in 1995, the BIA is made up of retail stores, ethnic restaurants, cafes, and health and wellness providers. The BIA organizes the Annex Family Festival, a community event featuring live music.
Bloor by the Park BIA
Bloor by the Park BIA is located along Bloor Street West between Dundas Street West and Keele Street.
Established in 1987, the BIA is named after adjacent High Park. The BIA is made up specialty retailers, restaurants, fruit and vegetable vendors, health and wellness providers, and various other service-providing businesses. The BIA hosts the annual Toast to Autumn event featuring live music, food, arts and crafts, and family activities.
The area is the site of a restored mural by artists Rob and Tommy Matejka. Created with the support of the City’s StreetARToronto (StART) program, the mural is located beneath the Bloor Street and Keele Street underpass.
Bloor Street BIA
Bloor Street BIA is located along Bloor Street West from Avenue Road to St. Paul’s Square east of Church Street, and extends to Yorkville Avenue on Avenue Road.
The BIA was established in 2006 to finance the Bloor Street Transformation Project, an ambitious streetscape improvement plan to reinforce Bloor Street’s status as a pedestrian-oriented, premier shopping destination. The project involved the reconstruction of Bloor Street between Avenue Road and Church Street to provide wide granite sidewalks, decorative street lighting, new street furnishings, trees, raised planting beds, public art, and new parking lay-bys.
Bloor West Village BIA
Bloor West Village BIA is located on Bloor Street West and extends from Glendonwynne Road to South Kingsway.
The BIA is largely made up of retail shops and restaurants, including bakeries, delicatessens, tea rooms and coffee shops. The BIA organizes the Bloor West Street Fest and is home to the annual Ukrainian Festival featuring food and performances by dancers and musicians.
Bloor-Yorkville BIA encompasses several city blocks in an area generally bounded by Avenue Road in the west, Scollard Street and Davenport Road in the north, St. Paul’s Square and Church Street in the east, and Charles Street East and St. Mary’s Street along its southern boundary.
The BIA includes designer boutiques, restaurants, hotels, galleries, spas and health care providers, and other service-providing businesses – more than 700 businesses in total. The BIA organizes the annual Icefest in February, which features live music, artisan markets and activities.
The Bloor-Yorkville BIA invested more than $20 million to improve the streetscape along Bloor Street – planting trees, widening sidewalks to make them more pedestrian-friendly, installing granite benches and seasonal flowerbeds, and upgrading the street lighting.
Bloorcourt Village BIA
Bloorcourt Village BIA is located along Bloor Street West from Montrose Avenue to Dufferin Street.
Established in 1979, the BIA is made up of retail stores – including one of the largest musical instrument stores in the city – restaurants and cafes, sports bars, galleries, and a range of service-providing businesses. The BIA organizes the annual Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair in August, which includes live entertainment, street-side patios, arts and crafts vendors, and children’s activities.
The Bloorcourt Village BIA has undertaken streetscape improvement projects through 50/50 cost-sharing agreements with the City of Toronto, upgrading roadways and sidewalks, and installing bike parking, planters and seating.
Bloordale Village BIA
Bloordale Village BIA is located along Bloor Street West from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Avenue.
Established in 1976, the BIA is largely made up of retail stores and restaurants as well as service-providing businesses. The BIA organizes the annual Big on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture.
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Cabbagetown BIA is located along Parliament Street from south of Gerrard Street East to Wellesley Street East, along Carlton Street from Parliament to Sherbourne Street, and along Gerrard Street East from just west of Parliament to east of Seaton Street.
Established in 1982, the BIA is made up of retail shops, restaurants and cafes, health and wellness providers, and other service-providing businesses.
The BIA organizes the annual Cabbagetown Festival featuring music and live performances, food, crafts vendors and children’s activities.
Chinatown BIA is located along Spadina Avenue from Sullivan Street to College Street, and along Dundas Street West from Beverley Street to Augusta Avenue.
The BIA is made up largely of retail stores – from small storefronts to those located in one of the two shopping malls that cater to Toronto’s Chinese-Canadian communities – as well as restaurants and various service-providing businesses.
Church-Wellesley Village BIA
Church-Wellesley Village BIA is generally located along Church Street from Wood Street to Gloucester Street.
The BIA is made up of restaurants and cafes as well as retail stores and various service-providing businesses – more than 125 businesses in total. Church-Wellesley Village BIA is centred in Canada’s largest LGBTQ neighbourhood. The BIA hosts the annual Village Fest community event. The area is also the site of the Halloween on Church Festival and Pride Toronto celebrations.
CityPlace and Fort York BIA
CityPlace and Fort York BIA is bounded by Front Street West and the rail corridor in the north, Lake Shore Boulevard in the south, Spadina Avenue in the east, and Strachan Avenue in the west.
Established in 2016, the BIA includes restaurants and cafes, retail shops, and professional and personal service-providing businesses.
College Promenade BIA
College Promenade BIA is located along College Street from Shaw Street to Rusholme Road.
Established in 2005, the BIA is made up of retail stores, restaurants and service-oriented businesses – with a membership of more than 100 businesses.
College West BIA
Corso Italia BIA
Corso Italia BIA is located along St. Clair Avenue West from Westmount Avenue to just west of Landsdowne Avenue.
Established in 1983, the BIA is made up of retail stores – which make up almost 40 per cent of businesses in the area – as well as restaurants and cafes and various service-providing businesses. The BIA hosts the annual Corso Italia Family Festa, film screenings and other community events.
Crossroads of the Danforth BIA
Crossroads of the Danforth BIA is located along Danforth Avenue from Victoria Park Avenue to east of Scotia Avenue.
Established in 2008, the BIA is largely made up of service-providing businesses and retail stores, as well food services establishments. The BIA organizes and hosts the annual Wheels on the Danforth event featuring vintage automobiles, and the Light Up the Crossroads tree-lighting ceremony.
Danforth Mosaic BIA
Danforth Mosaic BIA is located along a 3-km stretch of Danforth Avenue from Jones Avenue in the west to Westlake Avenue in the east.
The BIA is largely made up of retail stores, restaurants and food shops, as well as various service-providing businesses – representing more than 500 businesses in total.
Danforth Village BIA
Danforth Village BIA is located along Danforth Avenue from Westlake Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue.
Established in 2006, the BIA is largely a retail district made up of chain stores as well as smaller street-front businesses, including specialty food shops, pubs and restaurants – more than 200 businesses in total. The BIA hosts an annual spring flower show that attracts thousands of visitors.
Dovercourt Village BIA
Dovercourt Village BIA is mainly located along Dovercourt Road from Shanly Street to Dupont Street, and along Hallam Street from Salem Avenue to Ossington Avenue.
Established in 1984, the BIA is made up of service-providing businesses (about 40 per cent of area businesses), retail storefronts, health and wellness providers, and restaurants and cafes. The BIA’s streetscaping projects include the installation of eight solar-powered street lights at the intersection of Dovercourt Road and Hallam Street.
Downtown Yonge BIA
Downtown Yonge BIA encompasses several city blocks in the downtown core, and is located along and in the general area of Yonge Street, from Richmond Street in the south to Grosvenor and Alexander Streets in the north. The BIA also extends along College and Carlton Streets from Bay Street to Church Street, and includes stretches of Gerrard Street, Edward Street, Dundas Street and Queen Street, as well as parts of Victoria Street and Bond Street.
Established in 2001, the BIA has some of the highest foot traffic in the city, and includes several tourist destinations as well as more than 600 retail stores, 150 bars and restaurants, and eight hotels. The BIA is home to four shopping malls – the Toronto Eaton Centre, Atrium on Bay, 10 Dundas East, and College Park – public spaces such as Yonge-Dundas Square and Bell Trinity Square, and iconic venues like the Canon Theatre, Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre and Massey Hall.
DUKE Heights BIA
DUKE Heights BIA covers a large area bounded by Dufferin Street in the east, Keele Street in the west, Steeles Avenue in the north and Sheppard Avenue in the south.
The BIA is one of Toronto’s largest employment districts and is home to more than 2,300 businesses that employ over 30,000 people. The area has a large concentration of manufacturing operations.
DUKE Heights BIA is located at the geographic centre of the Greater Toronto Area and is served by transportation routes (Highways 407, 400 and 401) as well as transit (a new subway extension into Vaughan has two stops within the BIA – Downsview Park Station, which connects with the GO line, and Finch West Station).
Dundas West BIA
Dundas West BIA is located along Dundas Street West from Rusholme Road and Lisgar Street to the CNR tracks just west of Lansdowne Avenue.
Established in 2006, the BIA is largely made up of retail stores, service-providing businesses, restaurants and cafes. Dundas West BIA, in partnership with the neighbouring Little Portugal BIA, hosts the annual Dundas West Fest community event featuring food, shopping and live entertainment.
The BIA has undertaken initiatives to improve the streetscape with support from the City of Toronto’s capital cost-share program. It has also beautified the area by commissioning murals created with funding from the City of Toronto’s Mural Street Art Program
Dupont by the Castle BIA
Dupont by the Castle BIA is located just south of Casa Loma. The BIA extends along Dupont Street from Bathurst Street to Avenue Road, along Spadina Avenue from Dupont Street to Davenport Road, and along Davenport from Dartnell Avenue back to Dupont Street.
The BIA is made up of retail stores and boutiques, restaurants and cafes, health and wellness practitioners, as well as a range of professional and other service providers.
Eglinton Hill BIA
Eglinton Hill BIA is located along a four-block stretch of Eglinton Avenue West between Kane Avenue and Bicknell Avenue.
Established in 1997, the BIA is made up of retail shops, service-providing businesses, and restaurants and cafes.
Emery Village BIA
Emery Village BIA is is named for the historic settlement that developed near what is now Finch Avenue West and Weston Road. The area generally extends from Highway 400 in the east to the residential neighbourhoods located west of it, and from Wilson Avenue in the south to Steeles Avenue in the north.
Established in 2003, the BIA includes service-providing businesses, manufacturing operations, retail strip malls and wholesalers. The area is home to 2,500 businesses that employ more than 25,000 people, making it one of the largest BIAs in the city.