Commercial Façade and Property Improvement Funding

 The Commercial Facade and Property Improvement Funding Program helps businesses to improve the appearance of a building’s façade which also enhances a neighbourhood’s streetscapes and provides a more welcoming environment for everyone to work, shop and live. 

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Eligible Activities 

Eligible improvements include but are not limited to: 

  • brick cleaning
  • doors and windows
  • lighting
  • masonry 
  • signage
  • restoration
  • wheelchair accessibility 

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Applicants must be the property owner or have the permission of the property owner and not owe outstanding taxes to the City
  • Applicants must not start improvement projects before the funding application is approved 


  • Funding opens on April 1, 2021.
  • Applications for Toronto need to be submitted by May 6, 2021. 

“Short list” cities with programs to enhance/upgrade facades 

There are more cities where programs like this exist. It is important to research what is offered in your city and how your city will govern the program that is offered. This resource is intended to make you aware of programs availible to your business. If you need assistance researching programs offered in your city, TADA associate AKR Consulting can help: 905-678-6368. 

  • Toronto
  • Hamilton
  • Brampton
  • Newmarket
  • Windsor
  • Barrie
  • Ottawa
  • Oshawa
  • Pickering
  • Guelph
  • Kingston


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