Sparks Street BIA
The Sparks Street Business Improvement Area is proud to be one of the most vibrant commercial districts in Ottawa. Sparks Street BIA business and property owners work together with our partners to improve, promote and undertake projects that create a beautiful, pedestrian friendly oasis in downtown Ottawa.
The range of activities that Sparks Street BIA undertakes include:
Marketing: Understanding who area customers are, and creating effective promotions to retain and expand the customer and visitor base
Business recruitment: Working with property owners to ensure that available space is occupied, and that an optimum business and service mix is achieved and maintained
Special events: Organizing and partnering in special events that highlight the unique attributes of the area and increase customer visits
Sparks Street BIA Staff:
Social Media and Administration Coordinator.
Event and Site Logistics Manager
Sparks Street BIA Board of Directors:
Board Chair: Lindsay Appotive
Owner, True Bijoux
Board Vice Chair: Stefania Capovilla
Owner, Society Salon & Blow Dry Bar
Treasurer: Peter Chase
Operating Partner, Bier Markt Ottawa
Mall Authority Representative: Daniel Hayston
Owner, Le Moulin de Provence KD
Councillor, Somerset Ward, City of Ottawa
Owner, Escape Tours & Rentals
Sparks Street BIA Meeting
* Combined BIA and Mall Authority Board Meeting
** Minutes Pending Approval
Meetings will be held virtually, unless otherwise stated.
Meetings are 1-1.5 hours in length depending on the agenda.
Members and public are welcome to attend and observe a meeting. To participate in the meeting or bring forth an item of discussion, members can request to be put on the agenda within five business days prior to the scheduled meeting date. Contact the Executive Director if you wish to observe or participate in a board meeting – firstname.lastname@example.org