The City of Toronto organizes and hosts public meetings and conduct polls to determine if there is sufficient interest in establishing a new Business Improvement Area (BIA) or expanding the boundaries of an existing BIA. The areas listed below are under consideration.
The proposed Lawrence Ingram Keele Establishment Improvement Area Steering Committee was established in March 2019, and has been working to establish a BIA in the Lawrence-Ingram-Keele area.
The BIA under consideration will include primarily industrial and commercial properties.
Since it was established, the Steering Committee has been working to address issues including:
The Steering Committee hosted an Open House on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 and met with area industrial/commercial property owners and business tenants to present the BIA concept and receive feedback on stakeholder priorities.
The City of Toronto BIA Office received a request from the Steering Committee to conduct a public meeting to discuss the potential to form a new BIA, and conduct a vote whether to proceed to the formal polling stage of approval. The meeting took place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
The membership agreed to proceed to the polling stage.
January 24, 2020
Poll details, including the notice, ballot and declaration are also available at the City Clerk’s website
March 23, 2020
Ron Nash, City of Toronto
The City of Toronto received a request from The Waterfront BIA Expansion Steering Committee to conduct a public meeting to discuss the proposed expansion of The Waterfront BIA. The Steering Committee is proposing to expand the BIA boundaries east of Yonge Street, to Cherry Street, and south of the Gardiner Expressway.
A BIA is a self-funded association of commercial and industrial property owners and business tenants created to improve the local business environment. This meeting will provide members of the business community within the proposed boundary to comment and ask questions on the proposed BIA, its objectives, operations, funding and other issues.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
130 Queens Quay East
East Tower, 4th Floor
Artscape Daniels Launchpad – Sugar Hall C
Registration at 3:30 p.m.
Meeting at 3:45 p.m.
Qualifying commercial and industrial property owners and business tenants in attendance agreed to proceed to the polling stage. City staff drafted a report to the Economic and Community Development Committee and City Council recommending that a poll be conducted to determine if there is sufficient support to expand the BIA.
June 4, 2020
June 29, 2020
TBD. Poll details, including the notice, ballot and declaration will be available at the City Clerk’s website.
Ned Sabev, City of Toronto
The proposed Toronto Gateway Business Improvement Area Steering Committee was established in December 2019, and has been working to establish a BIA for properties generally fronting along Dixon Road, generally between Highway 401 and Highway 427, adjacent to Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Proposed Toronto Gateway BIA
Ron Nash, City of Toronto