The LEAMINGTON BIA Designated Boundaries

The designated boundaries of the Business Improvement Area run from

Russell St. and Erie St. S intersection to the John St/Nelson St and Erie St N intersection.

Also included are the areas from Fox/Albert and Talbot St W to Victoria St and Talbot St E.

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The Uptown Leamington Business Improvement Area (BIA) represents over 200 businesses in the Uptown area. Our role is to develop the uptown core through beautification, general improvements and upgrades, promotion, events and marketing. The designated boundaries of the Business Improvement Area run from the Russell Street and Erie Street South intersection to the John/Nelson and Erie Street North intersection. Also included are the areas from Fox/Albert and Talbot Street West to Victoria Street and Talbot Street East. All businesses located in this area are automatically members of the BIA. Support for all BIA projects is derived from a separate tax, which is based on the assessed value of the property. Property owners and tenants then become members of the BIA. The Uptown Leamington BIA office is run by volunteers with board meetings held monthly. With urban sprawl and the decentralization of our communities, it is important to remember our town center, what it has represented in the past and why it is important now and to our town’s future. The Uptown Leamington BIA understands this and works to keep our uptown thriving, prosperous and fun.

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  • Facilitate the design and implementation of a unified street scape through the BIA district
  • Continue to build relationships with the town officials to help revitalize the uptown core by improving the image, safety, vibrancy and the utilization by consumers
  • Strengthen relationships between business owners to create a strong sense of community which will strengthen our core.
  • Once the street-scaping initiative is complete, extend marketing campaign to future boundaries such as United States, Toronto, and Television

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  • A place where the local community and visitors want to shop, dine, relax and return to.
  • A place that preserves the original beauty and ambiance of our town.
  • A place for both the entrepreneur and the visitor.
  • A place that develops a strong sense of community pride.
  • A place that exudes small town charm in a vibrant social and cultural business center.

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Shop Uptown Leamington.

The Business Improvement Area has two-fold mandate:

  • To oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally owned land, buildings and structures in the area beyond that generally provided by the municipality
  • To promote the area as a business and shopping district

In carrying out these responsibilities, BIAs have become involved in numerous activities, which often include:

Marketing- understanding who our customers are, and creating effective promotions to retain and expand the customer base

Business Recruitment- working with property owners to help ensure that available space is occupied, and that an optimum business and service mix is achieved and maintained

Street scape Improvement and Other Amenities- providing customer friendly lighting, signage, street furniture, planters, banners and sidewalk treatment

Seasonal Decorations- creating a unique and pleasant environment for customers and staff of all businesses, retail and non-retail, through the use of decorations that are appropriate to the season and holiday

Special Events- organizing and partnering in special events that highlight unique attributes of the area and increase customer visits

Shop Small. Shop Local.
Shop Uptown Leamington.

The Business Improvement Area has two-fold mandate:

  • To oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally owned land, buildings and structures in the area beyond that generally provided by the municipality
  • To promote the area as a business and shopping district

In carrying out these responsibilities, BIAs have become involved in numerous activities, which often include:

Marketing- understanding who our customers are, and creating effective promotions to retain and expand the customer base

Business Recruitment- working with property owners to help ensure that available space is occupied, and that an optimum business and service mix is achieved and maintained

Street scape Improvement and Other Amenities- providing customer friendly lighting, signage, street furniture, planters, banners and sidewalk treatment

Seasonal Decorations- creating a unique and pleasant environment for customers and staff of all businesses, retail and non-retail, through the use of decorations that are appropriate to the season and holiday

Special Events- organizing and partnering in special events that highlight unique attributes of the area and increase customer visits

Shop Small. Shop Local.
Shop Uptown Leamington.

  • A place where the local community and visitors want to shop, dine, relax and return to
  • A place that preserves the original beauty and ambiance of our town
  • A place for both the entrepreneur and the visitor
  • A place that develops a strong sense of community pride
  • A place that exudes small town charm in a vibrant social and cultural business centre

What is a BIA?

The Leamington Business Improvement Area (BIA) represents over 200 businesses in the Uptown area. A BIA is an association of commercial property owners and tenants within a defined area who work in partnership with the Municipality to create thriving, competitive, and safe business areas that attract shoppers, diners, tourists, and new businesses.

By working collectively as a BIA, local businesses have the organizational and funding capacity to be catalysts for civic improvement, enhancing the quality of life in their local neighbourhood and the Town as a whole.

This association is financed by a special property tax levy, above and beyond municipal taxes. The levy is collected by the municipality but administered by the BIA Board of Directors, as it implements its program of activities for that year. The overall administration of the BIA and the allocation of funds are directed by the Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors are elected by our members at our annual membership meeting in February. The Board meets once a month for a general meeting. Every member is welcome to attend these meetings and share ideas, concerns and dreams for our community.

Board of Directors

Our Volunteer Board of Directors invites you to share any suggestions, questions or concerns you may have by sending them to info@leamingtonbia.com.

Lisa Bradt
Board Chair
Bradt’s Butcher Block
lisabradt@hotmail.com

Shelly Gabriele Gale
Board Treasurer
Gabriele Brand Source
shelly@gabrieles.com

Gerard Rood
Board Secretary
Rood Engineering
gerard@roodengineering.ca

Cindy Lasi
Thrift on Mill
cindyl@mccthrift.on.ca

Shawn Bodle
Source for Sports Leamington
leamingtonsfs@gmail.com

Chad Robinson
The Crave Family Pub & Grill
craveleamington@gmail.com

Chad Riley
Leamington Arts Centre
director@leamingtonartscentre.com

Wendy Parsons
Community Partner
Leamington Chamber of Commerce
wendyp@leamingtonchamber.com

Bill Dunn
Town Council Representative
Municipality of Leamington
bdunn@leamington.ca

Arlene Sinasac
Blackburn Radio
asinasac@blackburnradio.com