For Whom the BIAs Toil

Servants or Slaves?

There is a universal premise that those who govern in a democracy do so with the consent of the governed. This tenet presumes that the governed have chosen their governors and have empowered them to protect the interests and safety of the governed.

Under current legislation enacted by provincial authority, BIAs are designated as agencies of the municipal g...


Board Member Per Diems

Per Diems Must Be Introduced for Boards

Per Diems for BIA Board members are long overdue. Toronto milks BIAs for millions annually and has never shown any appreciation or generosity towards those who serve the city’s interests. In fact, some councillors (thankfully not all) not only provide little support… they only get involved when it’s in their political interests to meddle. Other...


ON1Call Rubbish


Non-compliance is the solution

The caveat to non-compliance is that the BIA Board should be prepared to defend its self-determination. The following are facts that should be made known to all those involved. 1          ON1Call has been foisted unto the Toronto BIAs with the connivance and approval of John Kiru of TABIA and Mike Major of the Office of Economic Development (OED). 2          About 20 months ago, two staf...