Welcome to the Downtown Hamilton BIA
Business Improvement Areas are local entities that exist to support and enhance 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.
What does a BIA do?
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.
As stated in our vision, the ultimate goal of the BIA is to ensure that downtown Hamilton is a vital and prosperous area in which local businesses are able to thrive. We achieve this through initiatives in the following areas:
- Revitalization and Maintenance
- Marketing and Promotion
- Special Events
Through these actions, we aim to foster a downtown Hamilton that is open to, and enjoyed by all.
You can find a more detailed explanation of BIAs and their mandates in Ontario’s Business Improvement Area Handbook
Our Board of Management (2018-2022)
Evan Apostol, Markland Property Management Inc.
905 527 1144
Francis Zanetti, Core Urban
905 577 3030
Andrew Mantecon, FirstOntario Credit Union
905 979 1849
Jason Morse, Morse & Associates
905 719 6898
Jason Farr, City of Hamilton
905 546 2424 x2711
Stefanie Bonazza, Alectra Utilities
416 433 7964
Sadaf Saljooki, Simpson Wigle Law LLP
905 528 8411 x366
Una Gibbons, YMCA Employment Services
905 540 9679
Lisa LaRocca, Sonic Unyon
905 777 1223
Mark Wu, 2gen.net
905 308 9155
Michelle Blanchard, Community Member
905 527 1144 x601
The Board of Management meets the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at 9:00 a.m.