Since 1981 the Bracebridge Business Improvement Area (BIA) has been building a vibrant and prosperous business community. Now made up of over 200 diverse businesses, the BIA continues to grow.
While navigating throughout the BIA Members pages, you will learn about BIAs and discover why Muskoka's Downtown is a great place to do business.
What is a BIA?
A Business Improvement Area is a geographic commercial or industrial area that is designated by a municipality. The area is chosen as a place of business promotion, improvement and recruitment.
The joining of many businesses under a geographic umbrella affords businesses and property owners the ability to work together in support of their community. Led by a board of management, and with the support of a municipality, a BIA works to improve marketing and beautification. BIAs may also create a pleasant seasonal environment and they also may run special events.
The main goal of a BIA is to encourage shopping, dinning, entertainment, and financial and professional services in a central area. BIAs strive to create a unique experience for businesses and patrons alike, thus creating loyal clientele and a vibrant community.
How big is the Bracebridge BIA?
Currently, the BIA is located along Manitoba Street, from Ontario Street to just passed Monck Road. It also extends to the streets which are situated on both sides of Manitoba Street and also includes a portion of Ecclestone Drive. We are approximately 200 members strong.
What does the Bracebridge BIA offer?
The Bracebridge BIA has many ongoing initiatives that are intended to help the community at large. BIA projects include: street beautification, special events, general advertising and improvement opportunities for individual members.
How can I get involved?
To be a member of the BIA you must operate a business or own property within the BIA boundaries. As a member you will automatically be entitled to help improve "Muskoka's Downtown".Volunteers are always welcome for beautification, special events or as elected board of management members.
If you are interested in doing business in the Bracebridge BIA or wish to get more involved contact email@example.com (705) 646-5590 for more information.