Applications are currently closed. Applications will re-open in June 2023. Subscribe to the Business TO newsletter for updates on future rounds of funding.


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:

  • 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.


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

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

Applications are currently closed.

For questions about the Transit Expansion Construction Mitigation Grant Program, contact City staff at

Applications will re-open in June 2023. Subscribe to the Business TO newsletter for updates on future rounds of funding.

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