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Ontario Business Improvement Area Association

The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) is a network representing and supporting BIAs across Ontario. We encourage and guide BIAs to increase their effectiveness, contribution to the economic, cultural and social well-being of communities.

OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, training, resources and best practices.

Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program 4.0!

The Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) program provides brick-and-mortar small businesses with a $2,500 grant to support their digital expansion through the purchase and adoption of digital tools and technologies. The DTG applications portal is now open and will remain open until September 30, 2023 ( or until grant funds are fully exhausted).

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Read OBIAA’s Fall 2022 progress report, Digital Main Street: E-volving Opportunities for Small Business, showcasing the impact of Digital Main Street and its Ontario Grants Program on the ability of Ontario small businesses to weather the pandemic and to rapidly adapt to the changes in technology and consumer behaviour for sustainable growth. Click to learn more.

Bienvenue à Digital Main Street 4.0

Digital Main Street est un programme actif et progressif dont le but est d’aider les petites entreprises à adopter des outils et des technologies numériques et à embrasser le marketing, les ventes et des fonctions de soutien en ligne.

Return on Investment of BIAs

The Return ON Investment of BIAs Study will identify the common success factors needed by BIAs, industry and government to assess the contribution of BIAs to their communities.


The Accessibility Smart Businesses Project aims to identify and remove barriers to employment for persons with disabilities in communities across Ontario.

Goverment Relations

OBIAA meets annually with the Planning, Environment, Resources and Land (PERL) Provincial Deputy Ministries and Assistant Deputy Ministers encouraging understanding and recognition of the paradigms facing ‘Main Street’ Ontario.

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When the initial announcement was made on CEBA, OBIAA was grateful to see some of our suggestions considered. However, as we analyzed the announcement and began to hear feedback from our BIAs’ members, we came to believe that more needs to be done to lessen bankruptcies, vacancies, and the increase in social issues on our main streets. To limit or minimize the number of potential vacancies and bankruptcies affecting main street businesses, OBIAA respectfully requests that businesses pursuing the announced five percent (5%) loan also qualify for forgiveness of the forgivable portion ($10,000 to $20,000).Victor FedeliRechie ValdezNina TangriMary Ng ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to everyone who attended the #DigitalMainStreet workshop in Sarnia-Lambton!We are hosting more in-person workshops across the province in 2023.Find out if there is one near you! ➡️ Main StreetToronto Association of Business Improvement Areas - TABIAOntario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and TradeVictor FedeliRechie ValdezNina Tangri ... See MoreSee Less
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