Our Mission

About Us

The Argyle Area is conveniently located in East End London. The area had humble beginnings as a mainly industrial area of the city in the early 1900’s, but has emerged as a vital retail and commercial area of London. Among the businesses and people of the area, it has become a fresh and connected place to go for products and services within the City.

The Argyle Business Improvement Association offers a unique blend of family owned specialty shops and big box stores. The diversity of the area offers a convenient shopping experience for local residents as well as the rest of London. Whether you are looking for a quick meal or an exciting night out, the friendly restaurants in the area have something for everyone. Other needs such as automotive services, health and wellness, financial services and many more are met by people who are committed to offering the best service to the community.

Over 200 businesses are members of The Argyle BIA. These members are all located within the boundaries of Dundas St. between Highbury Ave. and Wavell St. As a main artery of London this section of Dundas St. sees over 25, 000 vehicles every day. This high volume is also due to Dundas Street’s placement as a gateway to London from the many small towns outside the city. Public transportation is another convenient and popular way to get to the Argyle area.

Argyle Mall is the retail heart of the area. Recent renovations and improvements which include new buildings and new landscaping have made the area a lot more pedestrian friendly. Every store in The Argyle BIA has lots of free parking for patrons making the area extremely friendly to motorists too. There are a large number of schools in the region, including two high schools which contribute to the family friendly atmosphere of Argyle.

Check out our directory to see all the stores and services The Argyle Business Improvement Area has to offer. Or better yet, come over today and Park Free, Eat Well, Shop Local!


Our Strategic Plan

The Argyle BIA has launched a strategic plan initiative with the goal of designing our future. Read the plan to see our objectives, initiatives, and goals for the area.


What is a BIA?

“A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a “made-in-Ontario” innovation that allows local business people and commercial property owners and tenants to join together and, with the support of the municipality, to organize, finance, and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in their district. Traditionally, a BIA is a body established by a municipality using the specific business improvement area provisions in the Municipal Act, 2001. It is governed by a board of management.

Business and property owners or others can request that a BIA be designated by a municipal bylaw. BIA’s are local entities. The legislation states they are local boards.

People also refer to the geographic area designated by a municipality for a BIA as the BIA.”

Source: Business Improvement Area Handbook 2010

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