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12 Ferguson Ave. North
(just north of King Street)
P: (905) 522-1778
Susie Braithwaite, Executive Director
Community Engagement Coordinator
Herb Wodehouse, Chair
Gregg Taylor, Vice Chair
Melanie Amato, Secretary/Treasurer
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
The City of Hamilton has a range of financial incentives for businesses that choose to locate within a Business Improvement Area. Grants including the Commercial Property Improvement Grant Program. Learn more about grant programs in the City of Hamilton.
Herb Wodehouse – Chair – Whitley Wodehouse CPA
Gregg Taylor – Vice Chair – Theatre Aquarius
Melanie Amato – Treasurer/Secretary – Property Owner
Peter Quaglia – Director – Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home
Jessica Maurice – Director – Gameopolis
Nadine Ubl – Director – Steel City Studios
Kristi Grove-Cino – Director – Tundra Leather
Leslie Smith-Aragona – Director – The Thrifty Designer
Sarah Jang – Director – Letterbox Mercantile
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.
Our board meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise posted). Feel free to contact Susie if you are interested in sitting in on one of the meetings.
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.
Curbside collection for recycling, compost, and garbage happens 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. In the alleyways, garbage collection (no recycling or compost) happens Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Alleyway collected material must not be set-out on off days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday). Learn more about business waste in the City of Hamilton by clicking below.