Message from Executive Director
I believe we have one of the most active, supportive, and leading Business Improvement Areas in the province of Ontario. With a dedicated board of managers, a hardworking, knowledgeable, and creative staff, and an amazing group of member organizations, Peterborough’s Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) represents a diverse portfolio of over 400+ businesses.
We pride ourselves on keeping our downtown as safe, welcoming and exciting as possible for residents and visitors alike, and to be a great place to work every day. We are an effective organization that goes above and beyond to support local businesses.
While much of our work is aimed at beautification, hosting festivals, and promoting, we passionately advocate on behalf of members to make them feel like part of a family here that shares a joy in making the downtown a unique and welcoming community. Our strength is the people behind these businesses, and we always have their backs.
Our objective is simple: make our downtown the best.