Applications are open for round one of the Transit Expansion Construction Mitigation Grant Program. Eligible organizations must submit their applications by March 2, 2023.

Overview

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.

Objectives

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:

  • Support local businesses impacted by major construction works,
  • Encourage the development and testing of innovative and effective construction mitigation strategies and expand their use across the City of Toronto, and
  • Pilot and showcase innovative, scalable construction mitigation solutions to challenges faced by BIAs and local business communities.

Funding Available

The program offers grants of $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 for projects that meet eligibility requirements.

Eligibility

Eligible Organizations

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.

Eligible Communities

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 cmgp@toronto.ca.

Eligible Construction Mitigation Initiatives

BIAs and not-for-profit organizations are eligible for grants of up to $50,000 for a range of initiatives, such as:

  • business engagement,
  • area marketing and branding,
  • creative event activations,
  • research and needs assessment, and
  • beautification.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should contact City staff at cmgp@toronto.ca 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.


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