City of Peterborough – Facade Improvement Grant Program


The Facade Improvement Grant Program provides a grant to property owners who rehabilitate and improve the facades (including signs) of buildings within the Central Area Community Improvement Project Area. Facades may include rear facing facades that have high public visibility.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant of 50% of the cost of eligible work up to $15,000 per property address with one facade.
An additional grant of up to $15,000 may be issued for buildings on corner lots where facade improvements are proposed on both street facing facades.
The upset limit for a property with more than one municipal address, facade, owner or tenant, is $30,000.


Applicants must be property owners within the Central Area Community Improvement Project Area.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. photographs of the existing building;
  2. historical photographs and/or drawings;
  3. a heritage impact statement for designated or eligible heritage properties;
  4. a site plan and/or professional design/study/architectural drawings;
  5. specification of the the proposed works, including a work plan for the improvements to be completed and construction drawings;
  6. two (2) detailed cost estimates for eligible work provided by a licensed contractor.
    In order to receive the payment, the applicant must provide the City of Peterborough with:
  7. copies of paid invoices;
  8. “after” picture(s) of completed works;
  9. proof of payment in full to contractors.

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