A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of commercial business people within a specified geographic district who join together, with official approval of the municipality, to stimulate local business and create a unique local experience. They use their own money to draw more customers to their area by improving its attractiveness and promoting it as a good place to shop, visit and do business. As an agency of the local municipal government, BIAs are mandated to improve, beautify and maintain public lands and buildings with the BIA, beyond that which is provided by the municipality at large.
If you are a property owner and/or tenant in the designated commercial district of Bronte, you automatically pay a levy as part of the business tax collected by the Town of Oakville. The Town passes this levy along to the BIA. This means you’re automatically a member of the BIA.
Actually, you don’t need to do anything. But, we’d love for you to share your contact information with us so we can make sure you’re always aware of BIA advocacy efforts, events, engagement or partnership opportunities or issues relevant to you.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-825-3258.
Home-based businesses, businesses that fall outside of our catchment, or people whose companies do not contribute to our levy (such as individuals or businesses working in shared office spaces*, food trucks, street vendors or buskers). The Bronte BIA is currently not welcoming affiliated members.
*Some exceptions may apply.