Welcome to the Downtown Hamilton BIA
Business Improvement Areas are non-profit organizations that exist to promote a geographically defined area. The Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement area is located in the heart of Hamilton within the area bounded by MacNab, Rebecca, Mary and Hunter Streets.
Find a map of our boundaries here
What does a BIA do?
The two primary activities of the BIA involve promoting the area as THE place to work, live and play in Hamilton and advocating on behalf of its member businesses. When it comes to advocacy for member businesses, the BIA works to help resolve any operational barriers property and business owners face within the BIA. More details about the work of the BIA can be found here. Our goal is to foster a downtown Hamilton that is open to, and enjoyed by all.
Our Mission – The Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area provides value to our members through advocacy, beautification, promotion, development and preservation of Downtown Hamilton.
Our Vision – A Vital and Prosperous Downtown that is the focal point of Hamilton.
Our Board of Management (2018-2022)
Evan Apostol, Wilson Blanchard Management Inc.
Francis Zanetti, Consultant
Andrew Mantecon, FirstOntario Credit Union
Jason Morse, Community Member
Jason Farr, City of Hamilton
Stefanie Bonazza, Alectra Utilities (Maternity Leave)
Paul Demarco, Simpson Wigle Law LLP
Una Gibbons, YMCA Employment Services
Lisa LaRocca, Sonic Unyon
Rae-Ann Roberts, Anderson College
Mark Wu, 2gen.net
The Board of Management meets the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at 9:00 a.m.