Originally started in 1981, the York-Eglinton BIA was reformed in 1999 by a small group of business owners to re-establish a voice for the business community in partnership with the City of Toronto. Upon the success of revitalization the group looked to regain the business owners and landlords’ confidence and support by improving the area for the residence and shoppers. This began a new value program to upkeep the look and image of individual stores and the surrounding area. The goal was to create a greater pride toward the York-Eglinton BIA. The York-Eglinton BIA has gone through some growing pains and in 2007, its western boundaries were realigned to focus on a more condensed grouping of businesses. This remodel has allowed the BIA to create strong community ties and build a stronger community image. Currently, the BIA is working to develop its annual festival into a larger tourism pull in the summer months. In addition, the BIA Office is developing ideas to compliment its mandate of promoting its area as a business and shopping district.