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Policy Documents

Download the latest Downtown Whitby BIA policy documents in PDF format.

Budget Details

Downtown Whitby BIA is funded through a municipal levy charged to commercial tenants and landlords in the defined geographical area. The levy charged is determined based on the annual budget allocation for the BIA. On this page, you will find information about the Downtown Whitby BIA’s budget as well as proposed budgets for each year.

At the June 26th meeting of Whitby Town Council, the Proposed BIA Budget was adopted.


Committees report to the Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area Board of Management. They are composed of both board members and volunteers from the community.


The Events Committee is the backbone of the Business Improvement Area’s advertising and engagement work. They diligently plan each event the BIA puts on, always focusing on how each event will facilitate a greater pedestrian presence downtown, more shoppers ready to spend in the stores and marketing Downtown Whitby as a destination.


As a steward of public funds, the BIA must adhere to best practices and procedures in accounting for all funds disbursed  by the Board. The Finance Committee is intended to fulfill the Board’s obligation to be effective stewards by providing oversight of the BIA’s funds and conducting risk assessments regularly.

Additionally, the Finance Committee shall attempt to mitigate risks by recommending and reviewing policies to the BIA Board of Management.


Drawing positive attention and awareness to the historic core of Downtown Whitby and its businesses is a critical component of the operations of the Downtown Whitby BIA. The Communications Committee meets to recommend policies and practices relating to the creation and use of BIA external communication mediums to maximize benefits derived by the membership.

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