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Business Improvement Areas are organizations that exist to promote a geographically defined area. The Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement area is located in the heart of Hamilton within the area bounded by MacNab, Rebecca, Mary and Hunter Streets. The two primary activities of the BIA involve promoting the area as THE place to work, live and play in Hamilton and advocating on behalf of its member businesses. When it comes to advocacy for member businesses, the BIA works to help resolve any operational barriers property and business owners face within the BIA.

Our Mission – The Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area provides value to our members through advocacy, beautification, promotion, development and preservation of Downtown Hamilton.

Our Vision – A Vital and Prosperous Downtown that is the focal point of Hamilton.

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Autonomous Body
Name Position Term Start Term End Status Appointed By
Kroetsch, Cameron Councillor 15 Nov 2022 14 Nov 2026 Active Council
Walsh, Emily Member 16 Nov 2022 26 Oct 2026 Active