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About the BIA 

The Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA) cultivates and enhances downtown Kingston’s position as the region’s leading culinary, entertainment, shopping, and services destination, while attracting more people to experience and contribute to our vibrant downtown community.

The Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 700 business and property owners located in the core commercial area of the City of Kingston. The organization is managed by an elected volunteer Board of Management. Committees and Advisory Working Groups help to ensure that the direction of the BIA is reflective of the entire membership. The BIA staff is made up of a group of professionals in their field that are dedicated to the continued growth and prosperity of downtown Kingston.

Marijo Cuerrier: Executive Director

From the Executive Director
Marijo Cuerrier

It is truly an honour to be serving you as the Executive Director of the BIA representing the businesses in beautiful Downtown Kingston.

Downtown Kingston Confederation Marina

Mission, Purpose, Principles, Strategic Plan

To better understand our purpose please review the Downtown Kingston BIA mission, purpose, guiding principles & strategic plan.

Downtown Kingston: Rochleau Court

Meet the Downtown
Kingston Team

BIA staff are dedicated professionals with a passion for Downtown Kingston, overseen by a volunteer advisory Board of Management.

Meet the Board of Management

The Board of Management is made mostly of BIA members and includes two City of Kingston Council representatives. Our partners also sit on the Board.

Board of Management Meetings

Board of Management meetings are held a minimum of 10 times annually, on the third Wednesday of the month. Meeting documents can be found here.

Committees, Advisory Working Groups & more

Get involved in the future direction of Downtown Kingston. Join a committee, an Advisory Working Group or join a Roundtable.

BIA Member Engagement Calendar

Board Meetings | Committee Meetings | Advisory Working Groups | Roundtables | Socials