2022 Facade Improvement Grant Open

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Commercial Facade Improvement Program. This program is available only to businesses within a BIA.

Half of the costs of eligible improvements is covered up to a maximum $12,500 grant for $25,000 worth of improvements. The minimum grant is $2,500 for $5,000 worth of improvements.

Additional funding of half of the costs of accessibility AODA upgrade improvements up to a maximum $2,500 grant for $5,000 worth of improvements.

For multiunit commercial properties, $2,500 per additional unit up to five units totaling a maximum bonus grant of $12,500.

An applicant must be the property owner or a commercial tenant that has the permission of the property owner.

Eligibility improvements include, but are not limited to, masonry, brick cleaning and restoration, new doors, new windows, outdoor decorative or security lighting, outdoor entrance tiling, installation of canopies or awnings, repair of cornice, parapets and other architectural features, outdoor wall mounted signs, and exterior painting as part of the eligible improvements.

Wheelchair accessibility ramping, accessible railings and accessible door openers that meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards are also eligible.

A minimum of three eligible improvements are required for an application.
Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2022 Application Form

More information on the program objectives, expenses covered, and eligibility can be found on the program web page.

For more details on the program and eligibility, please call the City of Toronto at 416-392-1005, email: [email protected] or visit The City of Toronto Financial Incentive Program Page. You can also view the 2013 Facade Improvement Program Presentation or call our office and we can assist you with the Grant Application process.

Application Submission

Deadline: Thursday, May 5, 2022 / Subject to funding availability.

Submit Application by Email ONLY: [email protected]

For any questions or help completing the form, please contact Michael Saunders at 416-392-1005