WHAT IS THE BIA
A Business Improvement Association (BIA) is an association of businesses that covers a specific geographical area, and can only established through a by-law passed by the municipal council at request of the local business community.
The Streetsville BIA was formed in 1979 by local business owners, and since then has grown to include all of the businesses in the Streetsville area that fall into the dedicated BIA boundaries.
The Streetsville BIA’s mission is to maintain and promote a vibrant business community within the historic Village of Streetsville dedicated to serving the needs of local businesses and residents.
The Streetsville BIA falls under the direction of a volunteer Board of Management who meets monthly to deal with a full range of agenda items that impact Streetsville. Standing Committees meet on a regular basis and Ad Hoc Committees are struck as required.
HISTORY OF STREETSVILLE
In 1818 the last remaining tract along the banks of the Credit River was ceded to the British Government.
Timothy Street, a resident of Niagara Township, was given the task of surveying the final acquisition. In return, Mr. Street was granted 1,000 acres of land in the new township and in 1824 this area became known as Streetsville.
The backbone of the new community was it’s five major mill sites located along a five mile mile stretch of the fast flowing Credit. By 1850 Streetsville was recognized as “Queen of the County”.
Timothy Street built a home for his family near his mill site in 1825. It still stands on the banks of the Credit River and is part of a concerted effort by the merchants and residents of Streetsville to ensure the heritage of the village remains evident in everyday life. It is this balance of historical reverence and the exciting array of present-day retail shops and services that make Streetsville the original and most inviting Village in the City of Mississauga.