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About Us

The Old East Village Business Improvement Area (OEV BIA) is proud to represent the unique businesses and property owners on our commercial corridor. We work with small and large-scale developments and business models ranging from sole proprietorships to worker-owned co-operatives and corporations.  We encourage all current and potential OEV businesses to contact us to discuss BIA assistance.


Our Mandate: Create a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable commercial corridor, at the heart of an inclusive community, where people live, work, shop, play, and produce.

OEV BIA Boundary Map

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You may notice that the Old East Village neighbourhood boundaries are broader than the BIA's. Business Improvement Areas have defined boundaries, within which businesses pay a levy that goes towards BIA funding. As such, we prioritize supporting businesses in our catchment area in our activities.


The BIA also collaborates with neighbouring businesses in some capacities, adding vibrancy to the community and enhancing the neighbourhood as a whole.

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How Can the BIA Help?

  • Assistance with City permits, zoning, and development supports

  • Support with City of London Incentive Programs assisting with loans and grants for building codes

  • Advocacy for Old East Village at all levels of government

  • Guidance with available grant programs

  • General expertise regarding area context and history

  • Promotion of OEV businesses and events occurring on the corridor

  • Liaison between the City and business/property owners on concerns

  • Support for graffiti and vandalism removal

  • Small event supports and promotion* (*events must occur within BIA boundaries)

Past Projects and Programs have included:

  • Assisting with grant applications and funding: Patio Improvement Grant, Recovery Grant, etc

  • Distributing the City of London's Construction Dollars program

  • Implementing and amplifying marketing campaigns: Find It In London, Shop to Win, etc

  • Public art programs: Main Street Murals, Temporary Murals, mosaics

Contact us to learn about currently available projects and programs that may be relevant to you or visit our Business Resources page to learn more.

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