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.
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.
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.
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.
Forest Hill Village BIA is generally located along Spadina Road north of St. Clair Avenue, from Montclair Avenue to Strathearn Boulevard.
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.
Gerrard India Bazaar BIA is located along Gerrard Street East from Glenside Avenue to Coxwell Avenue.
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.
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.
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.
Harbord Street BIA is located along Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue to Borden Street.
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.
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Hillcrest Village BIA extends along St. Clair Avenue West from Christie Street to Winona Drive.
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.
Historic Queen East BIA is located along Queen Street East from Victoria Street to River Street.
The BIA is made up of retail stores and boutiques, restaurants and cafes, professional service providers, and manufacturing and wholesale businesses.
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.
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.
Korea Town BIA is located along Bloor Street West between Bathurst Street and Christie Street.
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.
Lakeshore Village BIA is located along Lakeshore Boulevard West from Dwight Avenue to Twelfth Street.
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.
The Lawrence Ingram Keele (LIKE) BIA represents over 300 commercial tenants and commercial property owners generally bounded by 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 LIKE BIA strives to create and sustain an enabling local economic development environment through the creation and maintenance of a vibrant commercial neighbourhood. This BIA does so by promoting the area as a preferred destination to work and operate a business.
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 benefits its residents and community members and, which supports the wide range of local businesses within its jurisdiction.
Leslieville BIA is located along Queen Street East between Empire Avenue and Vancouver Avenue.
The BIA is comprised of restaurants and cafes, bars, retail shops and boutiques, and a range of service-providing businesses.
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.
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.
Little Italy BIA is located along College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street.
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.
Little Portugal Toronto 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, Dundas West Open Air Museum, and the annual Do West Fest, a preeminent and growing festival.
Long Branch BIA is located along Lake Shore Boulevard West from Twenty Second Street to Long Branch Avenue.
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.
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.
Midtown Yonge BIA is located along Yonge Street from Merton Street in the south to Soudan Avenue in the north.
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.
Mimico by the Lake BIA is located along Lake Shore Boulevard West between Allen Avenue and Alexander Street.
The BIA includes retail shops, restaurants and cafes, health and wellness providers, and professional services.
Mimico Village BIA is located along Royal York Road from Evans Avenue in the north to Judson Street (GO Station) in the south.
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.
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.
Established in 2005, the BIA is made up of retail shops, restaurants and cafes.
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.
The BIA is largely made up of personal service businesses, retail shops, restaurants and cafes.
Mount Pleasant Village BIA is located along Mount Pleasant Road from Davisville Avenue to just north of Eglinton Avenue.
Established in 2008, the BIA is made up of restaurants and cafes, food vendors, boutique stores, health and wellness practitioners, and personal-service businesses.
Oakwood Village BIA is located along Oakwood Avenue from Earlsdale Avenue in the south to Bude Street in the north.
Established in 2008, the BIA is made up of service-oriented businesses, retail stores, food vendors, restaurants, cafes and sports bars.
Ossington Avenue BIA is located along Ossington Avenue from just north of Queen Street West to Dundas Avenue West.
Established in 2014, the BIA is made up of restaurants, bars, boutique storefronts and service-providing businesses.
Pape Village BIA is located along Pape Avenue from Mortimer Avenue to just north of Gamble Avenue.
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.
Parkdale Village BIA is located along Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.
Established in 1978, the BIA is made up of retail shops – including a cluster of antique stores – restaurants, cafes, and various service-providing businesses.