Browse through this alphabetical listing and learn more about Toronto’s BIAs.

Fairbank Village BIA is generally located along Eglinton Avenue West from Dufferin Street to Chamberlain Avenue, and includes the west side of Dufferin Street from Hunter Avenue north to the York Beltline Trail.

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The BIA is made up of retail stores, service-oriented businesses, restaurants and cafes. The BIA hosts a range of annual family-friendly community events including the Fairbank Summerfest street festival which features food, shopping, rides and live entertainment. The BIA’s mandate is to serve and revitalize the Fairbank Village business community by promoting the area through events, beautification, marketing and business support services.

BIA Contact:
416-646-0661
info@fairbankvillagebia.ca

Councillors:
Mike Colle, Ward 8 – Eglinton-Lawrence
Ana Bailão, Ward 9 – Davenport

Financial District BIA generally extends south from Queen Street and/or Richmond Street to below Front Street, and from Simcoe Street in the west to Yonge Street or Victoria Street in the east.

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The Toronto Financial District BIA is an economic development organization that represents businesses in Canada’s premier financial centre. There are more than 200,000 jobs in the Financial District, an area that includes Union Station, the PATH underground walkway and the country’s most prominent office towers. The BIA ensures the Financial District is well-maintained, integrated, connected, and accessible. We advocate for excellent public spaces, the best available transit options, and a welcoming business environment.

BIA Contact:
416-849-3856
info@torontofinancialdistrict.com

Councillors:
Joe Cressy, Ward 10 – Spadina-Fort York
Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13 – Toronto Centre

Forest Hill Village BIA is generally located along Spadina Road north of St. Clair Avenue, from Montclair Avenue to Strathearn Boulevard.

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Established in 1979, the BIA is made up of restaurants, cafes and food shops, fashion boutiques, specialty retailers, health and wellness providers, and a range of service-oriented businesses.

BIA Contact:
416-488-4819
info@foresthillvillage.ca

Councillor:
Josh Matlow, Ward 12 – Toronto-St. Paul’s

Gerrard India Bazaar BIA is located along Gerrard Street East from Glenside Avenue to Coxwell Avenue.

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Established in 1981, the BIA is made up largely of retail stores (almost 60 per cent of businesses in the area) as well as restaurants and food service enterprises. The area is one of the largest main street marketplaces of South Asian goods and services in North America, with shops that sell saris, fabrics and regional delicacies. The BIA is home to the annual Festival of South Asia. Cultural holidays such as Vaisakhi, Eid and Diwali are also celebrated in the area.

BIA Contact:
416-465-8513
gibbia@gerrardindiabazaar.com

Councillor:
Paula Fletcher, Ward 14 – Toronto-Danforth

GreekTown on the Danforth BIA is located along Danforth Avenue from Hampton Avenue to Dewhurst Boulevard just east of Jones Avenue, and includes a short stretch of Pape Avenue.

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Established in 1981, the BIA is made up of restaurants and cafes – more than 85 food establishments can be found in this area – as well as retail stores and boutiques, health and wellness providers, and a range of service-oriented businesses.

The BIA organizes and runs the annual Taste of the Danforth Festival, which features food from dozens of local restaurants along with live entertainment. The event draws more than one million visitors to the area every August.

BIA Contact:
416-469-5634
bia@greektowntoronto.com

Councillor:
Paula FletcherWard 14 – Toronto-Danforth

Harbord Street BIA is located along Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue to Borden Street.

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The BIA is largely made up of restaurants, cafes, bookstores, a historic neighbourhood bakery, storefront shops, boutiques and service-providing businesses, and caters to the University of Toronto’s St. George campus.

BIA Contact:
416-961-1698 Ext. 35
nwright@trebnet.com

Councillor:
Mike Layton, Ward 11 – University-Rosedale

Hillcrest Village BIA extends along St. Clair Avenue West from Christie Street to Winona Drive.

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The BIA includes retail stores, restaurants and cafes, and service-providing businesses. The area is the site of the annual Salsa on St Clair festival, one of the largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada featuring music, dancing and food.

BIA Contact:
info@hillcrestvillagetoronto.com

Councillors:
Ana Bailão, Ward 9 – Davenport
Josh Matlow, Ward 12 – Toronto-St. Paul’s

Historic Queen East BIA is located along Queen Street East from Victoria Street to River Street.

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The BIA is made up of retail stores and boutiques, restaurants and cafes, professional service providers, and manufacturing and wholesale businesses.

BIA Contact:
416-392-1005
msaunder@toronto.ca

Councillor:
Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13 – Toronto Centre

Junction Gardens BIA is mainly located along Dundas Street West from Indian Grove to Quebec Avenue, and includes the east side of Keele Street from Dundas Street West to the railway line.

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The BIA is made up of retail stores – including home decor, antiques and fashion boutiques – restaurants and cafes, bars, and health and wellness providers.

The BIA hosts several annual events including the Toronto Design Offsite Festival in January, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May, Summer Solstice Festival in June, Pumpkinfest in October, and a holiday-themed event in December.

BIA Contact:
416-767-9068
thejunctionbia@gmail.com

Councillors:
Gord Perks, Ward 4 – Parkdale-High Park

Kennedy Road BIA is located along Kennedy Road from Lawrence Avenue East to Highway 401.

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The BIA is made up of retail stores and various service providers – more than 300 businesses in total.

BIA Contact:
info@kennedybia.com

Councillors:
Michael Thompson, Ward 21 – Scarborough Centre

Kensington Market BIA is located west of Spadina Avenue, extending to Bathurst Street at its furthest western boundary, from Dundas Street in the south to College Street in the north.

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The BIA is largely made up of retail storefronts – including food vendors, clothing and fashion shops, and specialty stores – as well as restaurants, bars and cafes.

BIA Contact:
416-323-1924
kensingtonmarketinfo@gmail.com

Councillor:
Mike Layton, Ward 11 – University-Rosedale

Korea Town BIA is located along Bloor Street West between Bathurst Street and Christie Street.

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The BIA is made up of Korean restaurants, fashion boutiques, health and wellness providers (including herbalists acupuncturists), and various service-based businesses.

The BIA hosts the annual Dano Festival, which is held in nearby Christie Pits Park and features Korean martial art demonstrations, traditional music and dance performances.

BIA Contact:
647-272-0604
koreatownbia@gmail.com

Councillor:
Mike LaytonWard 11 – University-Rosedale

Lakeshore Village BIA is located along Lakeshore Boulevard West from Dwight Avenue to Twelfth Street.

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Businesses in the area first organized in 1948 to create the New Toronto Business Men’s Association. In 1973 the association changed its name to the Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area.

The BIA is made up of retail stores, restaurants and cafes, bars, health and wellness providers, and a range of professional and other service-providing businesses – more than 150 businesses in total.

BIA Contact:
lakeshorebia@gmail.com

Councillor:
Mark GrimesWard 3 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Leslieville BIA is located along Queen Street East between Empire Avenue and Vancouver Avenue.

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The BIA is comprised of restaurants and cafes, bars, retail shops and boutiques, and a range of service-providing businesses.

BIA Contact:
647-550-8835
leslievillebia@gmail.com

Councillor:
Paula FletcherWard 14 – Toronto-Danforth

Liberty Village BIA is located south of King Street West to the railway line, and extends from Strachan Avenue in the east and Dufferin Street in the west.

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Established in 2001, the BIA is comprised of creative and tech companies, various professional service providers, entrepreneurial incubators, as well as restaurants and cafes. The BIA is the first “campus style” commercial-based business improvement area in Toronto and Canada, and represents 600 member businesses and more than 10,000 employees.

The BIA hosts the annual Give Me Liberty signature event featuring food and entertainment, and attracting thousands of participants.

BIA Contact:
416-516-1723
See also the BIA website.

Councillor:
Joe Cressy, Ward 10 – Spadina-Fort York

Little Italy BIA is located along College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street.

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Established in 1985, the BIA is comprised of restaurants, cafes and bars, food vendors, gift and retail shops, and various service-providing businesses. The BIA organizes and runs The Taste of Little Italy, an annual community event featuring food and entertainment.

BIA Contact:
647-227-8040
coordinator@tolittleitaly.com

Councillor:
Mike LaytonWard 11 – University-Rosedale

Little Portugal On Dundas BIA is located along Dundas Street West, generally from Shaw Street to the CNR tracks, just west of Lansdowne.

Established in 2019, this BIA was formed through a merger of the former Dundas West and Little Portugal BIAs. Primary business includes traditional and contemporary Portuguese businesses, and an abundant and healthy mix of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, food sellers, clothing vendors and various service-providing businesses. Look out for the newly established and unique Dundas West Open Air Museum, and the annual Dundas West Fest, a preeminent and growing festival.

BIA Contact:
littleportugalondundasbia@gmail.com
416-540-6750

Councillors:
Ana BailãoWard 9 – Davenport
Joe Cressy, Ward 10 – Spadina-Fort York
Mike LaytonWard 11 – University-Rosedale

Long Branch BIA is located along Lake Shore Boulevard West from Twenty Second Street to Long Branch Avenue.

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Established in 1987, the BIA is made up of retail shops, service-providing businesses and restaurants.The BIA hosts the annual Long Branch Fest, a community event featuring food, live music, and children’s activities.

BIA Contact:
longbranchchair@gmail.com
See also BIA website.

Councillor:
Mark GrimesWard 3 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore

MarkeTO District BIA, formerly known as Dufferin-Wingold BIA, is located along Dufferin Street between Wingold Avenue and Lawrence Avenue.

The BIA includes retail stores, restaurants and cafes.

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BIA Contact:
416-606-0224
bia@marketodistrict.com

Councillor:
Mike Colle, Ward 8 – Eglinton-Lawrence

Midtown Yonge BIA is located along Yonge Street from Merton Street in the south to Soudan Avenue in the north.

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The Midtown Yonge BIA is located on the Yonge subway line and will be a short walk from the Eglinton Crosstown LRT when the transit project is completed. The BIA is home to many retail, restaurant, food and personal services businesses, as well as dozens of medical professionals.

BIA Contact:
416-910-8429
info@midtownyongebia.com

Councillor:
Josh MatlowWard 12 – Toronto-St. Paul’s

Mimico by the Lake BIA is located along Lake Shore Boulevard West between Allen Avenue and Alexander Street.

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The BIA includes retail shops, restaurants and cafes, health and wellness providers, and professional services.

BIA Contact:
416-452-5682
mimicobia@hotmail.com

Councillor:
Mark Grimes, Ward 3 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Mimico Village BIA is located along Royal York Road from Evans Avenue in the north to Judson Street (GO Station) in the south.

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Established in 1997,the BIA is made up of retail shops, restaurants and food service businesses, and various service providers. The Mimico Village BIA partners with local community organizations to organize the annual Tulip Festival every May, featuring music, entertainment, food, and family activities.

BIA Contact:
bill@kasselspharmacy.com

Councillor:
Mark Grimes, Ward 3 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Mirvish Village BIA is located along Bathurst Avenue from Herrick Street to London Street, and along Bloor Street West from Bathurst Avenue to Markham Street – the area where Honest Ed’s retail store was formerly located.

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Established in 2005, the BIA is made up of retail shops, restaurants and cafes.

BIA Contact:
mirvishbiacoord@gmail.com

Councillor:
Mike LaytonWard 11 – University-Rosedale

Mount Dennis BIA is located along Weston Road from Lambton Avenue in the south to Ray Avenue in the north, with Eglinton Avenue West intersecting the area at its mid-point.

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The BIA is largely made up of personal service businesses, retail shops, restaurants and cafes.

BIA Contact:
416-518-9212
laura@mountdennisbia.ca

Councillor:
Frances Nunziata, Ward 5 – York South-Weston

Mount Pleasant Village BIA is located along Mount Pleasant Road from Davisville Avenue to just north of Eglinton Avenue.

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Established in 2008, the BIA is made up of restaurants and cafes, food vendors, boutique stores, health and wellness practitioners, and personal-service businesses.

BIA Contact:
416-262-9692
info@mountpleasantvillage.ca

Councillors:
Josh Matlow, Ward 12 – Toronto-St. Paul’s
Jaye Robinson, Ward 15 – Don Valley West

Oakwood Village BIA is located along Oakwood Avenue from Earlsdale Avenue in the south to Bude Street in the north.

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Established in 2008, the BIA is made up of service-oriented businesses, retail stores, food vendors, restaurants, cafes and sports bars.

Councillors:
Ana BailãoWard 9 – Davenport
Josh Matlow, Ward 12 – Toronto-St. Paul’s

Ossington Avenue BIA is located along Ossington Avenue from just north of Queen Street West to Dundas Avenue West.

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Established in 2014, the BIA is made up of restaurants, bars, boutique storefronts and service-providing businesses.

BIA Contact:
416-801-5910
ossingtonavenuebia@gmail.com

Councillor:
Joe Cressy, Ward 10 – Spadina-Fort York

Pape Village BIA is located along Pape Avenue from Mortimer Avenue to just north of Gamble Avenue.

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Established in 1986, the BIA is comprised of retail stores, personal service providers, restaurants and cafes, food vendors, and more. The BIA hosts an annual summer street festival featuring food, music and sidewalk sales.

BIA Contact:
papevillage@yahoo.ca

Councillor:
Paula FletcherWard 14 – Toronto-Danforth

Parkdale Village BIA is located along Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.

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Established in 1978, the BIA is made up of retail shops – including a cluster of antique stores – restaurants, cafes, and various service-providing businesses.

BIA Contact:
416-536-6918
director@parkdalevillagebia.com

Councillors:
Gord Perks, Ward 4 – Parkdale-High Park