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195 Main St. East
P: (905) 522-1778
Susie Braithwaite, Executive Director
Community Engagement Coordinator
Herb Wodehouse, Chair
There are short-term on-street parking meters throughout the BIA with rates as low as $1.50 per hour.
On-street parking is free after 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
There are several car parks with low daily rates available.
View Parking Lot Map
International Village BIA Board of Management Meetings will be held on the following dates:
November 16, 2022 at 10am
Annual General Meeting – November 1, 2022 at 10am
Board of Management Meetings are conducted via Zoom. A link will be uploaded to this page prior to each meeting.
The City of Hamilton has a range of financial incentives for businesses that choose to locate within a Business Improvement Area. Grants and financial incentives include programs like the Commercial District Revitalization Grant (CDRG) and Commercial Vacancy Assistance (CVA) Program. To learn more about grant programs in the City of Hamilton, click here.
Herb Wodehouse – Chair – Whitley Wodehouse CPA
Maja Pravnovic-Kogut – Treasurer/Secretary – Zoran Designs Jewellery
Peter Quaglia – Director – Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home
Jessica Maurice – Director – Community Member
Melanie Lourenco – Director – Circle Studios Yoga + Art
Clayton Burns – Director – Studio 205
Kristin Kusturin – Director – Seasoned Restaurant
Curbside Collection for recycling, compost, and garbage occurs on Tuesday. Curbside collected material must be set-out prior to 7am on the day of collection and not prior to 7pm the day before, as per the City of Hamilton waste by-law.
Alleyway Collection for garbage collection (no recycling or compost) occurs Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Alleyway collected material must not be set out on off days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday).
Holidays may affect waste collection.
For information on Waste Collection Schedules, Holiday Waste Collection and Downloadable PDF Calendars, click here.
For more information on Business Waste, click here.
We are one of the first BIA’s in Canada to offer an e-commerce marketplace for our members. Online shopping has increasingly become a convenient way to access products and services. The BIA is happy to offer this platform to our members.
International Village BIA is the historic centre of four of Hamilton’s oldest neighbourhoods, Beasley, Stinson, Corktown, and Landsdale, with over 24,000 residents living nearby. New developments are adding to the vitality and diversity of each neighbourhood, with 4000 new residential units planned or under construction in the immediate area.
Hamilton boasts the country’s most diversified economy. Downtown Hamilton remains the economic centre of the city. With 25,000 daytime workers visiting the core each day, there are numerous opportunities for small businesses to appeal to new customers within a short walking distance.
We are Hamilton’s first BIA, home to a spirited, attractive, and creative community. We offer a unique and vibrant mix of businesses. #TheVillage in your downtown.
Business Improvement Areas promote, manage, and advocate on behalf of their membership, sharing information about its special attributes and creating a sense of place for all visitors and residents in the area. Beyond that, the BIA communicates directly with the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Police Service, and other stakeholders to promote the interests of the whole area.