Businesses on Bank St pay into the Bank St Business Improvement Area to help promote the neighbourhood and to lobby on its behalf. Decisions about the branding of a neighbourhood are typically left to BIAs — rather than its residents or property owners.
In Ottawa, the seats on the BIA are filled by city council. In April 2007, council approved the current board.
Bank Street BIA
Mel Hartman, Orleans Fresh Fruit (Hartman’s): 613.247.0099
Steven Tanner, Staples Business Depot: 613.235.2525
Jacie Levinson, Commvesco Levinson Viner: 613.728.2000
Ken Ginn, Ginn Photographic: 613.567.0770
Bill Joe, Cathay Restaurant: 613.233.7705
Michel Parent, Scotiabank: 613.564.5307