This program provides assistance to commercial property and business owners within the Business Improvement Area (BIA) with façade and safety enhancements.
Eligible enhancements will include but are not limited to the following:
- Exterior architectural and decorative details
- Safety enhancements (cameras, access control systems, doors, locks, alarm systems, lighting, fencing, etc.)
- And more (see guidelines)
Under the program, only commercial property and business owners within the Business Improvement Area (BIA) will be considered. Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to 50% of the total costs of improvements (excluding the HST) up to a maximum of $3,000. Grants will be given on a first-come first-serve basis until the annual budget allocation has been depleted. They will be valid for the current year only, and they will not be subject to automatic renewal. One owner may submit one application per property, and tenants may submit one application per rental property.
All approved projects must be completed by October 15, 2022. No extensions will be permitted.