The Kensington Market Business Improvement Area (KMBIA) was formed in 2009 and represents over 240 businesses. Kensington Market is one of the many BIA’s throughout Toronto and is the voice of our diverse business community.


Our Responsibilities

The Kensington Market BIA is run by a volunteer Board of Management elected from its Members (who either owns a commercial or industrial property or have a storefront within the BIA area).


But what does a BIA ACTUALLY Do?

– Support local businesses owners in all aspects ( navigating complicated permitting process, grant applications, marketing efforts

– Oversee the improvement, beautification, and maintenance of the public spaces in the business community

-Undertake safety, security and crime prevention measures

-Work with all three levels of government to help address BIA member’s concerns

-Host events and create experiences to attract visitors and locals

-The biggest champions for the business community

The Board is nominated at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and, once approved by City Council, serves a four-year term concurrent with the term of Council.

The Board works on behalf of its BIA Members and meets regularly to develop budgets, set priorities, implement capital improvements, plan festivals, and promote the commercial aspects of the neighbourhood.

Join Us

The BIA hosts a number of board meetings that are open to the public. We also have subcommittee meetings that discuss/plan other market agendas in greater detail, such as Marketing, Street Events, Heritage, and Street Scaping / Master Planning.

These meetings take place the second Wednesday of each month at the office of Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, Unit 10 — 160 Baldwin ST. Toronto, ON

Currently we are hosting zoom meetings, please click here for more information

You can download agendas, and their recorded minutes at our: Public Resources page.

People of the KMBIA

Board Members

Kensington's volunteer Board of Management — In partnership with the City of Toronto to enhance and promote business areas as safe, vibrant, and unique destinations.

  • Ryan


Kensington's Operations — Staffed by these wonderful individuals.

What's a BIA?

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of commercial property owners and tenants within a defined area who work in partnership with the City of Toronto 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 of the local neighbourhood and the City as a whole.

More information on Toronto BIA's can be found at our partners, The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA)

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