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Digital Main Street Partners with Province and City of Toronto to Help Main Street Businesses go Digital

As consumer expectations have changed, online shopping and searching have become the norm, and mobile devices have become ubiquitous, the demand for Toronto's main street business to embrace technology has never been greater.

Implementing a digital plan can be a challenge. From ensuring a local business has an up-to-date website that can be found in search, to establishing an e-commerce presence and managing reservations online,

TABIA AGM 2017 Tax Report

TABIA AGM 2017 – Lionel Miskin, TABIA Vice President

What I consider a dangerous attitude and dangerous language have crept into tax policy. They are expressed by both governmental revenue agencies and a frightening number of pundits. It’s tax loss.  If government doesn’t tax something, that’s considered a tax loss. If government could tax more, but doesn’t, as for example capital gains tax which is now taxed at half the rate that income is taxed at, that‘s considered a tax loss.

Ontario Budget - TABIA Press Release


Ontario Budget Again Provides No Relief For Small Business In Big Cities

April 28, 2017

For Immediate Release


In 1998, Ontario took over school boards’ authority to set property tax rates. Residential education rates were immediately equalized across the province and an advisory panel recommended moving quickly to equalize business education tax rates as well.


OBIAA Releases Return ON Investment of BIAs Consultation Report

Report details stakeholder engagement processes and outcomes.


Mississauga, ON – February 28, 2017.  The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) today announced the release of the Return ON Investment of BIAs Consultation Report.

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TABIA News & Views

TABIA News & Views

We publish a monthly newsletter. Click here for the current edition, and then check out our past editions. (Articles are also available in Word format for inserting into your newsletters and email blasts. To get your copy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Resource Guide

Resource Guide

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Think Big - Buy Local

Think Big - Buy Local

My neighbours shop local for fresh produce and support their community. To download "For My Neighbour" bus shelter posters, click here.

Property Tax Posters

Property Tax Posters

"A thriving main street is the heart of a community, supported by the effort of the people who live and work there."

We and our members want relief from high commercial property taxes. Find out more and help spread the word by downloading, printing and distributing our Tax Posters.

Accessible Mainstreet

Accessible Mainstreet

Are you in compliance with new legislation that came into effect on January 1, 2012? Would you like to discover simple and inexpensive solutions to broaden your customer base? For useful information view this article or visit the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development's accessibility page.

Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace Violence Prevention

There's new Legislation every business owner should be aware of. Click here to download Power Point presentation on Workplace Safety & Harassment.

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TABIA is The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas – a non-profit umbrella organization, representing the City of Toronto's 82 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) who in turn represent more than 40,000 business and property owners.

From advocacy to collective bargaining, TABIA gives its members a voice!

Plus... TABIA offers members discounts on a wide range of product and services.  DETAILS

Our Green Initiative


greenTbiz was developed by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) to deliver programs that result in economically and environmentally favourable outcomes for Toronto BIAs and their members.

greenTbiz would like to invite all BIA members to check out our web site and participate in our free programs!


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