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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, as well as their 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.

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2024 BIA Conference

For our delegates, attending the BIA Conference means stepping away from their busy communities to connect with other Members and Leaders in Ontario to learn and network. It means recharging and returning to their communities ready to make an impact!

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 application portal is now closed, and the grant funds have been fully exhausted!

Available now!

Read OBIAA’s Spring 2024 Progress Report, Digital Main Street: Local Experience, Local Support, Local Growth, highlighting the significant impact the DMS Ontario Grants Program has made on small businesses in just six years, and watch the accompanying video that spotlights the program's successes. 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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The Design of Public Spaces Standards Development Committee has developed its initial recommendations to make the built environment more #accessible for people with disabilities. Share your feedback with us: (Ontario BIA Association) | Access 2 Accessibility | Rick Hansen Foundation |Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion | March Of Dimes Canada #AODA #Accessibility ... See MoreSee Less
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🎉 Cheers to another fantastic year!We would like to thank everyone who worked so hard behind the scenes to help make this years BIA Conference a success. Thank you to all of our Sponsors and Trade Show Partners and a special thank you to our Presenting Champion Visit Mississauga, and our Communications Champion, Bell! ❤️🙏📆 See you in Collingwood, March 30 - April 2, 2025! Learn more at ... See MoreSee Less
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🌳 June is Parks & Rec Month! We are grateful for the spaces and activities that allow communities to connect within BIAs. 🏞️💚 #JRPM2024 #CommunityThrivesHere ... See MoreSee Less
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