Commercial Façade Improvement Grant

The Commercial Façade Improvement Program provides funding to commercial and private property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building façades. The eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.

The submission deadline is Thursday, May 19, 2016 or when all 2016 funds have been allocated.

What are the benefits?

Improving the appearance of your building’s façade shows that you care about your property. In addition, your neighborhood streetscape is improved. This provides a more welcoming environment to work, shop and live.

How is funding calculated?

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 funding is $2,500 with a maximum of $10,000 for non-corner properties. A corner property is eligible for maximum funding of $12,500.

Who is eligible?

    • You must be the property owner or have the permission of the property owner
    • Your building must be located in a Business Improvement Area (BIA) that has been in existence for five (5) or more years
    • You must not owe outstanding taxes to the City
    • You must not start your improvement project before the funding application is approved
    • You must have not received the maximum façade improvement funding for your property in previous years.

How do I apply?

  1. Applicant contacts the City’s BIA Office to determine eligibility
    Phone 416-392-1005
    Fax: 416-392-1380
    E-mail: [email protected]
  2. Applicant completes application form
  3. City reviews the application. Funding review committees are composed of local architects, business owners, historical experts and other community representatives and make recommendations to City Council
  4. City approves or declines the application
  5. City issues funding cheques to successful applicants upon completion of the agreed-upon work.

Watch Our Gardens Grow – A Short Documentary from the Parkdale BIA

The Parkdale Village BIA is delighted to share a short documentary illustrating the continued progress of the TD Green Streets program, part of the BIAs Urban Garden Development Project. Without the support of TD Friends of the
Environment Foundation (TD FEF), Tree Canada, TD Green Streets, residents, business owners, artists, historians, partners, community groups and City officials this project would not be possible. To learn more watch the short documentary below.

In 2012 the Parkdale Village BIA was selected by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Tree Canada to receive a $15,000 grant from the TD Green Streets program for its 2012 urban reforestation program. The funding supports the creation and maintenance of the seven (7) BIA managed green spaces within Parkdale, along Queen Street West.

For more information on the 2012 TD Green Streets winning submissions, visit www.tdgreenstreets.ca.

About TD Green Streets
TD Green Streets is a national program that supports innovative practices in municipal forestry. Through this unique program, communities across Canada are eligible to receive matching grants of up to $15,000 to support local forestry projects. TD Green Streets is open to Canadian municipalities, Aboriginal communities and Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) in Montréal, Vancouver and Toronto.