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Your Friendly Neighbourhood BIA Just Got a Glow Up

We’re proud to be #HamOnt’s first Business Improvement Area, over 150 businesses strong. That’s how it started 45 years ago. Today, we can finally(!) reveal a new look to the village community you already love. Our last logo had a good (10-year!) run, but it’s time for something new. More fun, creativity, diversity, and community. That’s the #TheVillage. Now, we have a new brand that says all of that.

Image of the new logo for the International Village BIA

More Fun, Creativity, Diversity, and Community

The BIA has been working with The Laundry Design Works, a member of International Village BIA, on the new brand in hopes that it will create a bright and colourful brand that is representative of the oldest BIA in Hamilton with over 150 businesses that is rich with history and diversity. This new brand is meant to reflect the essence of our neighbourhood, the businesses and the people it represents.

Included with the new brand that launches today is; a new logo, new banners within the BIA (West Ave. to Mary St. including Main St. E., King St. E., and King William St. in downtown Hamilton), a bus wrap that you can see driving around the city of Hamilton, and updates to our new website that was launched last summer that includes Ontario’s First BIA Owned and Operated E-commerce Marketplace.

Paint the town red, blue, purple, or whatever colour you want! We’re an eclectic bunch in The Village. Creative, spirited, and full of local flavour.

Read the full media release for the launch of our new brand by clicking here.

graphic of person holding a phone with the International Village BIA logo

Shop Online on The Village Marketplace

Have you visited The Village Marketplace yet? That’s our online e-commerce marketplace for shopping local in The Village. Discover a wide range of items from multiple businesses including interesting books written by local authors, Canadian-made products, made-from-scratch baked goods, gift certificates, and much more.

With one cart at checkout, you can shop at multiple local businesses at once. Shop from home (pyjama pants friendly).

Support local and invest in your neighbourhood. It’s a great way to window shop virtually and try something new. You may even discover a few spots you’ll want to visit in person once it’s safe to do so!

See what’s new on The Village Marketplace or shop now by clicking here!

The Village in Your Downtown

Progressive and creative, our BIA has served as a commercial hub in downtown Hamilton since 1976, holding the title of Hamilton’s first Business Improvement Area. Our diverse membership offers a vibrant mix of businesses from cafes, restaurants, and retailers to world-class theatre productions at Theatre Aquarius.

With over 150+ businesses within short walking distance, chances are you’ll find exactly what you were looking for an then some. View our interactive businesses directory or open business list to learn more about what The Village has to offer!

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