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 Schell Avenue.

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The BIA is made up of retail stores, service-oriented businesses, restaurants and cafes. The BIA hosts the annual Flavours of Fairbank community event featuring food, shopping and live entertainment, as well as a series of movie nights.

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

Councillors:
Josh Colle, Ward 15 Profile
Cesar Palacio, Ward 17 Profile

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 BIA represents Canada’s premier business centre, an area that includes the head offices of the country’s five major banks and many prominent firms, as well as Union Station and the PATH pedestrian network. The BIA’s mandate is to promote economic development in the area by maintaining and improving public spaces, engaging in marketing initiatives, and ensuring the PATH underground network is well-maintained, integrated and accessible.

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

Councillors:
Joe Cressy, Ward 20 Profile
Lucy Troisi, Ward 28 Profile

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

Councillors:
Josh Matlow, Ward 22 Profile
Joe Mihevc, Ward 21 Profile

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

Councillors:
Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 Profile
Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ward 32 profile

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 1972, the BIA is made up of restaurants and cafes – more than 75 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 Pilaros Taste of the Danforth event, 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

Councillors:
Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 Profile
Mary Fragedakis, Ward 29 Profile

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 and cafes, as well as storefront shops, boutiques and service-providing businesses.

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

Councillor:
Joe Cressy, Ward 20 Profile

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:
elaine.biahillcrest@gmail.com

Councillor:
Joe Mihevc, Ward 21 Profile

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

Councillors:
Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Profile
Lucy Troisi, Ward 28 Profile

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:
Sarah Doucette, Ward 13 Profile
Gord Perks, Ward 14 Profile

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:
Norman Kelly, Ward 40 Profile
Michael Thompson, Ward 37 Profile

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
patrick@kensingtonmarketbia.com

Councillor:
Joe Cressy, Ward 20 Profile

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

Councillors:
Joe CressyWard 20 Profile
Mike LaytonWard 19 Profile

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:
416-503-9108
lakeshorebia@gmail.com

Councillor:
Mark GrimesWard 6 Profile

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

Councillors:
Paula FletcherWard 30 Profile
Mary-Margaret McMahonWard 32 Profile

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.

Councillors:
Mike LaytonWard 19 Profile
Gord PerksWard 14 Profile

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 19 Profile

Little Portugal BIA is located along Dundas Street West from Shaw Street to Rusholme Road.

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The BIA is made up of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, food sellers, clothing vendors, and various service-providing businesses.

The Little Portugal BIA, in collaboration with Dundas West BIA, hosts the annual Dundas West Fest. The neighbourhood festival features food, vendors and musical performances.

BIA Contact:
416-540-6750

Councillors:
Ana BailãoWard 18 Profile
Mike LaytonWard 19 Profile

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 6 Profile

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:
Josh Colle, Ward 15 Profile

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 BIA is made up of retail shops and boutiques, restaurants and cafes, pubs, and a range of service-providing businesses.

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

Councillor:
Josh MatlowWard 22 Profile

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 6 Profile

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 6 Profile

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

Councillors:
Joe Cressy, Ward 20 Profile
Mike Layton, Ward 19 Profile

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:
416-767-2566
laura@mountdennisbia.ca
See also the BIA website.

Councillor:
Frances Nunziata, Ward 11 Profile

Mount Pleasant 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

Councillor:
Josh Matlow, Ward 22 Profile

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.

BIA Contact:
647-931-1110
info@oakwoodvillage.ca

Councillors:
Josh Colle, Ward 15 Profile
Cesar Palacio, Ward 17 Profile

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:
ossingtonavenuebia@gmail.com
See also the BIA website.

Councillor:
Mike Layton, Ward 19 Profile

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
See also the BIA website.

Councillor:
Mary Fragedakis, Ward 29 Profile

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

Councillor:
Gord Perks, Ward 14 Profile