Maurice
Posted: February 9, 2022

Amount:

$10,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Façade Grant Program provides funding to eligible downtown property owners and tenants who want to make street-facing building façade improvements.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to half (50%) of the total cost of the project and:

  1. 1
    up to $10,000 per street address or storefront for eligible downtown property owners and merchants/business owners. A property or storefront cannot receive more than $10,000 under this program within a five-year period.
  2. 2
    up to $30,000 for buildings with multiple storefronts or street addresses;
  3. 3
    up to $20,000 for buildings on corner lots, where façade improvements are proposed on both frontages.

A maximum of 10% of the façade grant may be used toward soft costs, such as design fees.


When It Ends:

Program under review

Deadline:

Next deadlines to be determined

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be downtown property owners and merchants/business owners;
  • propose a property must be located within the Downtown Community Improvement Area, with commercial (retail, restaurant or dining, services) uses on the ground floor. 

Each grant application must:

  • satisfy our urban design guidelines and our King Street façade guidelines;
  • follow our sign bylaw and the Ontario Building Code.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    If you have any questions, email Economic Development or call 519-741-2200, ext. 7197.
  2. 2
    This program is under review. Please subscribe to their page using the green "subscribe to page updates" button on the right to be notified once completed.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.

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