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Sparks Street Takes Home Two Awards at OBIAA Conference 2022

OBIAA: A BIA is integral to advancing a distinct, livable, vibrant and resilient business district in its local community. Sparks Street BIA Executive Director, Kevin McHale accepts the awards.

April 26 - Niagara Falls, Ontario To celebrate Ontario’s BIAs and their resilience over the past few years. This year's submissions were awarded based on the BIAs’ ability to meet the judging criteria as they fall under OBIAA’s pillars: Innovations, Replications, Representation, Outcome, and Accessibility Sparks Street is the proud winner in the following two categories: Streetscaping + Public Realm Improvements – Small

Marketing + Communications – Small

  • Sparks Street BIA & Mall Authority​ for the Sparks Gives initiative.

OBIAA received an historic 40 submissions this year! "We're so proud to represent the hard work of our BIA staff. We also want to thank the Board for their support. It's a sincere thrill to showcase our accomplishments with our BIA colleagues across the province. We share the same passion, to learn from each other, connect and to keep evolving", Kevin McHale, Executive Director, Sparks Street BIA

Previous awards winners have inspired communities across Ontario and shared their programs and projects. For a list of All 2022 OBIAA Award Recipients click here

ABOUT SPARKS STREET Sparks Street strives to a community hub that connects downtown Ottawa – convenient and accessible, linking cultural centres and residents. We work collaboratively and collectively with our community and stakeholders, to deliver a community mix that is a diverse and attractive destination reflective of local and national culture and heritage.


OBIAA is the network that represents unique and vibrant BIAs across Ontario. The Association supports and advocates on behalf of its members through the building and nurturing of strong relationships and partnerships. OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, resources and best practices, and is the ONE voice on common issues

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