Downtown Aurora

Aurora Business Improvement Area

The Aurora Business Improvement Association (BIA) is a volunteer run organization committed to improving and promoting the Aurora Historical Business District.

Through investment and advocacy the goal is to build and maintain its position as Aurora's premier shopping, business and entertainment destination. The goal of the Downtown Aurora BIA is to lead the revitalization of Downtown Aurora as a town focal point where businesses thrive; residents live, work, and play; and visitors feel welcome.

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Community Improvement Plan

The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) incentive programs are designed to promote private property investment in the Aurora Promenade area by providing grants, loans and other programs to eligible development and renovation projects within the CIP boundaries.

The seven incentive programs contained in the CIP are:

  1. Façade & Signage Improvement Grant Program
  2. Building Restoration, Renovation and Improvement Program
  3. Development Charge Grant Program
  4. Tax-based Redevelopment Grant Program
  5. Heritage Property Tax Relief Program
  6. Environmental Site Assessment Grant Program
  7. Environmental Remediation Tax Assistance Program

How can the CIP help business and property owners?​

Private property owners and businesses can take advantage of the financial incentive programs contained in CIPs to achieve a range of community improvement goals such as improving property façades and redeveloping property.

For more information on the project or to provide your input, please contact Nick Kazakoff, Economic Development Officer at the Town of Aurora, at or 905-727-3123 ext. 4351