Business, Property & Development Support


The Old East Village BIA is pleased to assist the large variety of businesses that is the Old East Village commercial corridor by providing a variety of supports, services and programs. We work with small and large scale developments as well as a variety of business models ranging from sole proprietorships, corporations to worker owned co-operatives. All current and potential business and property owners are encouraged to to contact the office to further discuss BIA assistance.
  • Assistance with navigation of many municipal departments including Planning, Business Liaison, By-Law Enforcement and London Police Services to resolve any issues that have arisen.
  • Providing a number of supports such as assistance with customer surveying and mapping, listing of businesses in print and on-line directories and promotion of events and media releases for businesses within the BIA area.
  • Facilitating connections between potential commercial tenants looking for space with property owners who have potential space available.
  • Make area property owners aware of the City of London Incentive Programs.
  • Meeting with prospective Incentive Program applicants and fully explaining the terms of the Incentive programs.
  • Facilitating meetings with Planning Department staff, and filling out and submitting the necessary paper work on behalf of the incentive applicants.
  • Acquiring translations services and other supports including by-law and building code specialists.
  • Liaising with the London Police to provide suggestions for CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), and the City’s Business Liaison office to problem solve any issues that arise.
  • Connecting business owners looking for space with property owners who have potential space available.
  • Assist with the facilitation of large scale infill and redevelopment projects which are beneficial to the community.
  • Initiation and execution of community meetings meant to ensure the developments are designed to reflect both projects needs and community input.
  • Assistance for developers when working with City Hall Departments, Committees and Council to help facilitate community supported developments.