The following questions are of a general nature. To find out more about starting or running a BIA please visit the BIA Resources section.

  1. When and where did the BIA concept get started?
  2. Why is a BIA important to the community?
  3. How many BIAs are in Toronto?
  4. Are all commercial districts in Toronto part of a BIA?
  5. Do BIAs exist outside Toronto?
  6. What is the size and makeup of a typical BIA?
  7. How does a BIA operate?
  8. What is the average annual levy of a Toronto BIA member?
  9. What do BIAs do with the money they collect?