Apr 15

MEDIA RELEASE – Constructing Our Futures AWARDS WINNERS – 04 11 2016

This year, over 250 attendees came together to build a better future for BIAs. The theme, Constructing Our Futures, was evident in all aspects of this year’s Awards Dinner.

The Ontario BIA Association received exceptional submissions in the awards categories. For the first time ever, OBIAA is presenting two Awards of Distinction.

The recipients of the 2016 OBIAA BIA Awards are:

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OBIAA commends the innovative and creative efforts evident from BIAs across Ontario and congratulates all of the recipients of the 2016 OBIAA BIA Awards.

Held at the London Convention Centre in London, ON, the 2016 OBIAA BIA Awards ceremony took place on April 11, 2015, during the April 10-12, 2016 Conference.

The 2016 National BIA Conference is in partnership with The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA), and Downtown London.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Conference in Toronto, Ontario taking place April 2-4, 2017.

Again, Congratulations to all of the winning submissions of the 2016 OBIAA BIA Awards.


Official photographs will be available upon request after Monday


Ontario BIA Association

OBIAA Conference

Twitter:  @OBIAA  (Social media: #2016BIAConference)


Kay Matthews, Executive Director

Ontario BIA Association

Tel: 1-866-807-2227


VISION STATEMENT:  OBIAA is renowned and respected across Ontario and beyond, as a dynamic and sustainable, highly-functioning organization, providing leadership, advocacy and world-class resources.  OBIAA is a catalyst for positive community and economic change, enabling growth in Ontario BIAs.

OBIAA MISSION STATEMENT 2016: 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.


Municipal Act on Business Improvement Areas

Designation of improvement area

  1. (1) A local municipality may designate an area as an improvement area and may establish a board of management,

(a) to oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally-owned land, buildings and structures in the area beyond that provided at the expense of the municipality generally; and

(b) to promote the area as a business or shopping area.  2001, c. 25, s. 204 (1).