Improving the appearance of a building’s façade improves neighbourhood streetscapes and provides a more welcoming environment for the public to work, shop and live.
Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to: brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.
Half of the cost of eligible improvements to commercial or industrial building façades is covered and will be based on the lowest contractor estimate submitted with the application. The minimum grant funding is $2,500 for $5,000 worth of improvements, with a maximum of $12,500 for $25,000 worth of improvements. Bonus funding up to $2,500 is available for $5,000 worth of accessibility improvements which meet AODA design standards.