A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a "made-in-Ontario" innovation that allows local business people and commercial property owners and tenants to join together and, with the support of the municipality, to organize, finance, and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in their district.
The Elmvale BIA was established in 2012. The association is governed by a volunteer Board of Management chosen from the general membership and approved by Town Council. Council also appoints a Council representative to serve on the board and act as a liaison between the BIA and Town Council. The term of office on the Board of Management coincides with the terms of Council.
Our membership is passionate about their downtown business community. The BIA works in partnership with the membership, Town Council and other stakeholders to ensure downtown Elmvale continues to be a dynamic area of great shopping, dining, professional services, cultural opportunities and architectural interest.