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)

CHAIR
Evan Apostol, Wilson Blanchard Management Inc.
905.527.1144

TREASURER
Francis Zanetti, Consultant
905.577.3030

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Andrew Mantecon, FirstOntario Credit Union
905.979.1849

Jason Morse, Community Member

COUNCILLOR
Jason Farr, City of Hamilton
905.546.2424×2711

BOARD MEMBERS

Stefanie Bonazza, Alectra Utilities (Maternity Leave)
416.433.7964

Paul Demarco, Simpson Wigle Law LLP
905.528.8411

Una Gibbons, YMCA Employment Services
905.540.9679

Lisa LaRocca, Sonic Unyon
905.777.1223

Rae-Ann Roberts, Anderson College
905.521.9991

Mark Wu, 2gen.net
905.308.9155

The Board of Management meets the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at 9:00 a.m.

 

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