Management Board

2019 Management Board

  Peter So Property Owner
  Sonia Del Rosario del Rosario Financial Services
  Kristen Mikkelsen Kelly Funeral Home by Arbor Memorial
  John Maiorino Professional Barber Shop & Hairstyling
  Beibei Chang Kowloon Market
  Catherine McKenney City Councilor
  Christina Zhou Scotiabank
  Peter Yeung Property Owner
  Terry Cheng Property Owner
   Fay Meng  MobileNet Plus

Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Our members

Each commercial property along Somerset Street West between Bay Street and Preston Street pays a levy towards the BIA, which is collected along with property taxes by the municipality. The membership applies to both tenant and property owner. The Chinatown BIA represents approximately 120 businesses, located on Somerset Street West between Bay Street and Preston Street.

Chinatown BIA boundary map

Ottawa Chinatown Boundaries

How the BIA operates

Our BIA is a membership-based not-for-profit organization joined by local businesses and commercial property owners to improve, promote and undertake projects that will result in a stronger and more competitive commercial district- known as the Ottawa Chinatown.

The range of activities that our BIA undertakes include:

  • marketing
  • business recruitment
  • streetscape improvement and beautification
  • seasonal decorations
  • special event organization

While presenting the interest of businesses in our area, the Ottawa Chinatown BIA is committed to being socially responsible. Through working with the businesses and residents, we strive to make the Ottawa Chinatown- a multicultural village, a nice place to work, do business, live and stay!

A history of the BIA

  • April 1989: the Corporation of the City of Ottawa designated Somerset Street West between Rochester Street and Bay Street as an improvement area called the Somerset Heights Business Improvement Area
  • 2005: the City approved that the name be changed to the Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area
  • 2008: ┬áthe City has approved an expansion of the BIA boundary from Rochester Street to Preston Street