The Waterfront Business Improvement Area

A community-driven organization dedicated to promoting the economic and cultural vitality of Toronto’s Waterfront.

status UPDATES on COVID-19

As Toronto entered Stage 3 of Ontario’s restart phase on Friday, July 31st, nearly all businesses and public spaces are allowed to reopen including indoor dining, gyms, fitness studios, theatres, cosmetic clinics and playgrounds. Learn about the framework for reopening in Stage 3.

What’s Happening on The Waterfront

Vote in support of Waterfront BIA expansion

The Waterfront BIA is moving to the second and final vote to expand its boundaries eastward (Expansion map). All commercial and non-residential property owners and business tenants are eligible to vote before October 20, 2020. More information can be found at the City Clerk’s site (poll-code: PBIA 2020-064). Contact our BIA directly if you have questions about the benefits and services we will be expanding eastward (Tim Kocur, Executive Director,

The Waterfront's Artist in Residency

Black Speculative Arts Movement Canada (BSAM Canada) was selected for the first-ever Waterfront Artist Residency Program. The 16-month residency was created and made possible through a partnership between Waterfront Toronto and The Waterfront BIA, with the aim to create meaningful, experiential encounters with the community, activate under-utilized spaces along the lakefront and draw new audiences to the waterfront.

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Building the Waterfront East LRT

Learn more about the Waterfront East LRT by downloading the Waterfront Commuter Survey conducted by the Waterfront BIA and Economic Impact Study prepared by Hatch.

Waterfront BIA Strategic Plan

Download your copy of our 2017 Strategic Framework & Tactical Plan developed by Live Work Learn Play, Inc.

Government COVID-19 updates, resources for businesses

Click here for links to official government sources with most up-to-date resources to help support your business during this time.