About the Downtown Whitby BIA

An illustrated skyline with Downtown Whitby written underneath

Welcome to the Downtown Whitby BIA!

Whitby’s Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a specially designated zone within the downtown core. Businesses within the BIA’s boundaries contribute to the BIA through a mandatory municipal tax.

Member contributions are used to make Downtown Whitby a destination of choice through events, beautification efforts, business support, and more. Two full-time staff members, a voluntary Board of Management and two voluntary committees operate the BIA. The Downtown Whitby BIA’s mandate is “Feet on the street, and dollars in the door.”

With over 300 businesses located downtown, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.

Photo showing the "4 corners" at Whitby - the intersection between Brock and Dundas
Photo of a plaque entitled "Whitby's Name Change, 1874"
2 half-full glasses of beer in front of a "Beer Fest" banner

Wonderful Restaurants & Amazing Shops

Explore what Downtown Whitby has to offer:

Latest BIA News

Keep up to date on what’s happening in Downtown Whitby!

Shop Late, Shop Local Date Announced

-For Immediate Release- October 21st, 2017 Whitby, ON – The Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area is pleased to announce that Shop Late, Shop Local will be held Friday, November…

Two New Committees formed by the BIA Board of Management

Whitby, ON — At its August 25th Board of Management Meeting, the Downtown Whitby BIA formed two new committees to fulfill its mandate: the Finance Committee and the Advocacy…

Stores Begin to Re-Open on Brock St. S.

After a few turbulent weeks, some stores are beginning to come to life on Brock Street South. The BIA is pleased to note that re-occupancy can resume for most…