Belmont Village BIA
The not-for-profit Belmont Improvement Area Board (BIA) of Management was established in 1989, with a mandate to beautify and maintain the character of Belmont Village while promoting the businesses operating here. Property owners in the Village pay a special levy with their property taxes, which funds the Belmont Village BIA. These funds constitute the organization’s budget and allow the Board to schedule community events such as Christmas in the Village, Fresh Market and Bestival. These funds also pay for the snow removal, parking lot maintenance, flowers, and decorations. We are one of the smallest BIAs in Ontario, with a very small budget. But, as the saying goes, "Good things come in small packages.”
In 2020, with the world in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic and with many businesses failing as a direct consequence, the Belmont Village BIA saw an opportunity to leverage the Village’s unique pedestrian-friendly character. We planned and collaborated with the City of Kitchener and business owners to create outdoor patios and cultivate a relaxed vibe. The Village quickly became a haven where people could safely meet and connect outdoors.
For the summer of 2021, and beyond, the Belmont Village patio experience will be even better. We are planning more ways for people to visit Belmont Village to safely grab a coffee, enjoy a meal or take a leisurely stroll through the village. Our long-term vision is to have patios open year-round. Yes, 12 months a year. We are Canadians, after all, and should be able to safely enjoy the outdoors in January, as well as in July.
Help make the Village shine
Feedback is always valuable – tell us if were heading in the right direction or where we can do things better. We want to hear from you! We will do our best to answer any questions you may have as quickly as possible. You can submit specific feedback to any of businesses in the Belmont Village. Please use the Business Directory to find contact information for specific businesses.
Also, Belmont Village is in urgent need of volunteers. Please check out our VOLUNTEER NOW link and think about volunteering a few hours a month to help Belmont Village continue to improve.
Thank you for your comments and continued support of the businesses of Belmont Village!