The Emery Village BIA was formed in 2003 and is Canada’s largest Business Improvement Area with over 3,200 commercial, industrial and retail establishments employing approximately 28,000 people. It is also one of the City of Toronto’s largest designated Employment Zones.

The BIA’s mandate is to initiate and oversee community improvements such as beautifying the streetscape, creating a sense of place and sustainability with inviting and safe environments, instilling a sense of community and civic pride in the neighbourhood, and celebrating the rich cultural history of Emery Village.

Emery Village was designated a Business Improvement Area by Toronto City Council on April 16, 2003 through the enactment of By-Law No. 265-2003. Please contact Emery BIA at 416-744-7242 or info@emeryvillagebia.ca for a copy of the Constitution.


The Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), since 2001, acts as an important resource for education, partnership and collaboration to each BIA across the province. OBIAA recognizes the power of networking, the strength in numbers and the value of sharing common concerns and finding resolutions specific to our individual communities. For more information please see the OBIAA website by clicking on the link here.

The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) is a non-profit umbrella organization working with the over 83 Business Improvement Areas within the City of Toronto who in turn represent more than 40,000 business & property owners. TABIA gives Toronto Business Improvement Areas a voice. From advocacy to collective bargaining, TABIA actively advances the interests of its members with all levels of government. TABIA also offers its members discounts and other benefits. For more information please see the TABIA website by clicking on the link here.