Projects Funded: 2019 Stream 3


Downtown core BIAs (Bloor-Yorkville, Downtown Yonge, Financial district, St. Lawrence Market, Entertainment District & Waterfront)

Downtown BIA 2.0 Study
The goal of the project is to review the current state of Toronto’s downtown core BIAs, the services they provide, review of Chapter 19 legislation, assess international best practices from other BIAs in North America, and create a roadmap for downtown Toronto BIAs to maximize benefits and minimize expense for member businesses.


Riverside and eglinton way

Creating a Goal-Setting and KPI System for BIAs
To outline a system that BIAs across the city can use to understand the local economic impacts of their activities through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). A ready-to-use menu of options will be developed for BIAs of different sizes on how they can build evaluation systems into their projects and programs. Through KPIs for festivals, marketing and streetscape initiatives the project will enable BIA boards and staff to set strategic goals and monitor their progress to achieving these goals.