A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of business people within a specified district who join together, with official approval of the City, in a self-help program aimed at stimulating local business.
While a BIA arises from the retail and professional activities of a main street, it has a profound effect on the surrounding area. It serves as an economic and social anchor, helping to stabilize and revitalize the local community. A BIA does more than just clean up the neighbourhood. The BIA is a mechanism to promote the local community and its special attributes and attractions to visitors and, just as importantly, to local residents.
The Ancaster Village is one of the most unique districts in Canada…For its remarkable history and historic buildings, many buildings dating back to the first half of the 19th century…
And for the dining, shopping, aesthetics and much more available today. The Village has everything from healthcare and financial services to schools and churches, a terrific farmers market that runs May to October, plus shopping that is unparalleled. Drop by and see all that the Ancaster Heritage Village has to offer.