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 (2022-2026)
Evan Apostol, Markland Property Management Inc.
Francis Zanetti, Core Urban
Andrew Mantecon, FirstOntario Credit Union
Jason Morse, Morse & Associates
Cameron Kroetsch, City of Hamilton
Stefanie Bonazza, Alectra Utilities
Una Gibbons, YMCA Employment Services
Lisa LaRocca, Sonic Unyon
Mark Wu, 2gen.net
Michelle Blanchard, Community Member
Christal Pshyk, LEN: Democratic Purveyors of Fine Art & Beautiful Things
Ryan P. Moran, CoMotion Group Inc
The Board of Management meets the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at 9:00 a.m.