Chinatown BIA

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Environment


287 Spadina Avenueunit 287Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6Canada Canada

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The key purposes of CBIA are to preserve the Chinese heritage and culture, improve on Chinatown’s streetscape, health and safety, and to create exciting community events and projects to promote the area and draw visitors and locals to eat, shop, and explore the neighbourhood. CBIA also acts as an unified voice for Chinatown Businesses, to address issues and advocate for collective benefits. As a result, more employment opportunities and new businesses will be continually attracted to the area to enhance the existing vibrancy and tenancy mix.


The Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area (CBIA) is a not-for-profit community based City of Toronto agency established in 2007. CBIA was formed by the area’s commercial property owners and tenants, along with Trinity-Spadina’s City Councillor Ceta Ramkhalawansingh. In addition, CBIA works closely with all three levels of the government, area residents, community groups, other BIAs, and the private sector to build a strong Chinatown community.

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