About Downtown BIA

The Downtown Niagara Falls Board of Management or Business Improvement Area (BIA) is comprised of commercial property owners and tenants within the Downtown Niagara Falls core. The BIA has 100+ shops and services within its geographical boundaries. The BIA members are assessed an annual business tax levy, as provided by the Ontario Municipal Act. A Board of Directors is appointed by the City of Niagara Falls following a general membership election every four years. The Board of Directors can form various committees to oversee a range of initiatives by the BIA. The primary mandate of the Board of Management is the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally owned land, structures and buildings within its boundaries.  Through these initiatives the Board of Management can assure that Downtown Niagara Falls is a preferred area for shopping, eating and living.

The Downtown Niagara Falls Board of Management or Business Improvement Area (BIA) has a membership of 100+ shops and services. Businesses within this geographical boundary are members to the Association through an annual business tax levy, as provided for by the Ontario Municipal Act. The Board of Management is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the City of Niagara Falls following a general membership election. Various Committees are periodically appointed to oversee a wide variety of programs and association initiatives. Throughout its leadership in advocacy, infrastructure, development and promotion, the Downtown Board of Management works to ensure that Downtown Niagara Falls will be the preferred place to work, visit and live. The Downtown BIA exists to effectively represent the interests of all its member sectors as they relate to the economic, political and social vitality of the downtown business district.‖ The Board of Management is responsible for the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally owned lands, buildings and structures in the area, and shall promote the area as a business or shopping area.