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Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA)

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“OBIAA is the network that represents unique and vibrant BIAs across Ontario. The Association supports and advocates on behalf of its members through the building and nurturing of strong relationships and partnerships. OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, resources and best practices, and is the ONE voice on common issues.

 Our members are Business Improvement Areas under the Ontario Municipal Act and are Local Boards of Council.  The sections, of the Municipal Act which are specific to BIAs is Section 204-216 and areas that pertain to Local Boards.  The mission of each BIA is a “collective good” – The work is “not to make any one business better, but to make the area a better place to do business.”.  BIAs do this through beautifying and maintaining the public realm and promoting the area as a good place to do business.

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