All Business Improvement Areas must adhere to the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 19.

Municipal Code, Chapter 19 contains many of the BIA-related provisions of the Municipal Act as well as provisions related to financial management, activities that BIAs are allowed to undertake, and clarifications and refinements with respect to procedures for establishing or amending the boundaries of BIAs.

Schedule B of Municipal Code, Chapter 19 outlines Board of Management Procedures, which must be adhered to by BIA Boards of Management. Boards of Management must adopt Schedule B by motion at the start of each board term of office.

Additional procedures may be adopted by the Board of Management provided they are not in conflict with the provisions of Schedule B. Any additional procedures adopted by a Board of Management must be reviewed in advance by the City’s BIA Office and ratified by the membership at the next annual general meeting.