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Who We Are


The Trenton Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) was established on 8 November 1976, designated under a municipal by-law and legislated by the province of Ontario. It is an association encompassing more than 140 businesses located in the heart of Trenton, Ontario. As a non-profit organization represented by a Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, it aims to create an environment that benefits all who visit, work and live in downtown Trenton. It is also designed to be a self-help mechanism that provides the tools and resources necessary to promote and beautify the area, and is the voice of the business community.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a DBIA?
A Downtown Business Improvement Area is a provincially legislated association of business people who have joined together to promote, beautify and improve the physical area known as the downtown.

Who manages the DBIA?
The organization is managed by the Downtown Trenton Board of Management - a board elected by the membership and appointed by the City of Quinte West to oversee the DBIA's activities.

Who funds the organization?
DBIA's are self-funded - all activities undertaken by the DBIA are funded through a special levy applied to the members of the DBIA.

How do I become a member?
Membership is based on geography - if you operate a business or own a piece of commercial property within the DBIA boundary, you are automatically a member. Click here for a map of our boundary.

Where do I park?
There are approximately 425 parking spaces in downtown Trenton through a combination of on street spaces, surface lots and parking garages, so there are plenty of spots to choose from. Click here for more information. 

Where are the washrooms?
Public washrooms can be found at City Hall (7 Creswell Drive) and the Trent Port Marina (15 Creswell Drive). During the summer months, public washrooms are also available at the marina fueling station at Compass Court (Fraser Park Drive).

You run a number of events in the city - are you looking for volunteers or vendors?
Absolutely! Please contact our office for more information.