New Business or Property
Have you recently purchased a property or opened a business in Downtown Kingston?
Congratulations! You are automatically a Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) member. The information below is designed to help you get started and take advantage of some of the great things that come with being a part of Downtown Kingston BIA.
Did you know there are over 300 BIA's across Ontario, and hundred's more similar organizations across Canada and North America? BIA's are responsible for the overall experience in a designated area of a city or town - usually the downtown core. We take care of things like events, streetscapes, flowers, and marketing the downtown area as a destination. It's not all we do, but we will get into that on another page. In Toronto, there are over 80 BIA's alone because they have so many neighbourhoods downtown.
As a new member the most important to-do item on your list is to register your business with us so that we can come for a visit and show you all of the awesome perks and get you connected to the Downtown Kingston community. Once that's done, we can move forward with some of the fun stuff!
There are some great resources below for new members. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get settled in.
The Team at Downtown Kingston BIA
We can help spread the word about your business
We will send a press release to the media, feature your business in an upcoming blog, attend your launch & more.
Downtown Kingston BIA Boundary Map
One thing...you are only a member if your business or property resides within the designated BIA boundaries.
Exploring Downtown Kingston for business or real estate
Are you exploring real estate or business opportunities in Downtown Kingston? This is a good place to start.
Do you have a vision for Downtown Kingston?
The BIA is run by a Board of Directors, made up of our members. We also have several committees and Advisory Working Groups. Get involved. Click below.
Check out our online resources
We have collected a bunch of information that will help you to find your way around downtown Kingston and stay informed of upcoming opportunities.
We have over 700 members so we get asked a lot of questions! Here are some of the most common queries from new members to Downtown Kingston.