Applications are open for round one of the Transit Expansion Construction Mitigation Grant Program. Eligible organizations must submit their applications by March 2, 2023.
The Transit Expansion Construction Mitigation Grant Program provides funding to Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and business associations for community-driven initiatives that mitigate the impacts of construction on local businesses.
The program provides funding to local business communities significantly impacted by transit expansion projects, assisting BIAs and other organizations in their efforts to implement effective, innovative and creative solutions to local business challenges posed by sustained major construction. The program goals are to:
The program offers grants of $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 for projects that meet eligibility requirements.
Toronto BIAs and not-for-profit organizations with strong local business involvement are eligible for funding.
The program does not provide funding to individual businesses or for-profit entities.
Funding is available in relation to major transit infrastructure projects of multi-year scope that are likely to have a disruptive impact on businesses. Communities impacted by major transit construction projects are eligible for grant funding prior to, during and after construction has been completed.
To determine if the multi-year transit construction project in your community qualifies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIAs and not-for-profit organizations are eligible for grants of up to $50,000 for a range of initiatives, such as:
Interested applicants should contact City staff at email@example.com to discuss potential project details and to receive application instructions.
The deadline for applications is March 2, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.
Applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.