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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.


The Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant program successfully provided over 3,800 main street small businesses with a $2,500 grant to support their digital expansion through the purchase and adoption of digital tools and technologies.

Available now!

Read OBIAA’s latest progress report, A Hand Up for Small Business, celebrating Small Business Week 2020 and looking at the impact of the Digital Main Street (DMS) Ontario extension in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Click to learn more.

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Le programme de la Subvention pour l’optimisation en matière de numérique a maintenant accordé des subventions de 2 500 $ à plus de 3 800 petites entreprises situées sur des rues principales pour soutenir leur optimisation numérique grâce à l’achat et à l’adoption d’outils et de technologies numériques.

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 first OBIAA Virtual Professional Development Session "Reimagining Main Street" is taking place one week from today!Join our panel of experts as they discuss past aspects of Main Street, possible post-pandemic scenarios, the durability of e-commerce, different success stories, accessing funding programs, and much more. Register now! 🔗 ... See MoreSee Less
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"With the help and lessons from DMS, I was able to bring my advertising to a new level and my website has never looked better."

Check out our latest #DigitalMainStreet short below featuring @Littledragonco1 in Brampton!


Discover how to grow your brand on Instagram in this FREE #DigitalMainStreet webinar!

Learn strategies for account aesthetics, promotions, shopping & eCommerce, “swipe up” links, stories, highlights, and more.


*Sign Language interpreters are provided

The first OBIAA Virtual Professional Development Session takes place one week from today!

Join our panel of experts as they discuss post-pandemic scenarios, the durability of e-commerce, accessing funding programs, and much more.

Register now! 🔗

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