The Westboro Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a designated area of businesses that exists along Richmond Rd (between Golden and Island Park), Danforth, and McRae Avenue consisting of business members who have joined together, with official approval of the City. Together we share the goal of creating and sustaining the thriving and vibrant shopping district that makes up Westboro Village!
The Westboro Village BIA is funded by municipal property taxes (levy) from each commercial property within our boundary. We work with the municipal government, property owners and local organizations to help facilitate necessary changes and provide a collective voice in support of improving the area.
THE PURPOSE OF THE BIA
WHAT DOES THE BIA DO?
Marketing | Street Beautification | Events | Advocacy
The members of the Westboro Village BIA consist of both property owners in an improvement area, and their tenants.
Membership in the BIA generally includes attendance at BIA meetings, including the annual meeting , and eligibility to vote on BIA-related issues such as the annual budget and selections to the board of management.
To the right, you can see the catchment area of the Westboro Village BIA. Businesses who fall within the boundaries shown below make up our BIA.
The administration and management of the Westboro Village Business Improvement Area is the responsibility of the board of management (BoM).
In particular, the BoM is typically responsible for overseeing the planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating of BIA projects.
Our Board of Management usually consists of between five and ten members and the council designates a position on the board of management for the local councillor who represents Kitchissippi Ward, while the rest of the board is selected through a vote by the BIA membership subject to their approval by council.
Click here to read the document containing the Westboro Village BIA’s full constitution, bylaws, and procedures.