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There are many benefits to operating a business in The District. The downtown core welcomes new entrepreneurs, tech companies, professional services, restaurants, retail specialty stores and more.

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Historic Ambiance

Each building in downtown Belleville has a story to tell. When you have a business in the District, you become a part of the history of our city. Many buildings have exposed brick and limestone walls, wood floors and high ceilings.

Breath in the beauty of historic downtown Belleville.

Walking distance to everything

With just over 2 km to roam, the downtown core is an easy walk or stroll. You can choose to enjoy the shops or you can walk along the Riverfront Trail. There is ample parking for your customers and employees and bus transit stops throughout the District.


Imagine opening up your storefront each day and saying hello to your neighbour as they get ready for the day. The Downtown District is a community of small business owners who are working to create a thriving community together. When you live and work in the District, you will soon get to know everyone. The daytime coffee culture allows for casual conversation and quick chats, or if you prefer the evenings, there are many locally-owned restaurants to keep you satisfied.