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Business Improvement Area handbook

Read our guide on how to establish and operate a business improvement area (BIA) in Ontario.

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This third edition of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Business Improvement Area Handbook provides a summary overview of procedures for establishing and operating a business improvement area (BIA) in Ontario. It is updated from the last (2004) edition of the Handbook and reflects changes to legislation and bylaws to March 1, 2010.

Updated: June 06, 2022
Published: August 30, 2019