The Bloor-Yorkville BIA was founded on July 22, 1985 in response to the tremendous commercial, retail, residential and tourist growth that began in Toronto, at that time.
The Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area has a membership of nearly 1800 businesses. Any business to include property owners/managers, located within commercial assessed buildings, within our boundaries and pays businesses taxes, is automatically a BIA member, as a special levy is applied to the tax base. The basic BIA boundaries are St. Paul's Square to the west side of Avenue Road and Scollard Street to Charles Street. You can confirm with our office, if you are located within the boundaries or not.
To improve, beautify and maintain municipally owned lands, buildings, and structures in the area beyond such improvement beautification and maintenance as is provided at the expense of the Corporation of the City of Toronto at large; and to promote the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area as a business and shopping area.
The Bloor-Yorkville BIA was created specifically to develop and implement streetscape beautification and promotional programs with a view to increasing business revenues and tourism in the area. These projects are financed through a levy, which is applied to all businesses located within the geographical boundaries of the BIA. The administration of these programs and projects are the responsibility of the Board of Management.
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