Commercial Façade Improvement Grant

This program helps to improve the appearance of a commercial building’s façade by providing a new look, enhancing neighbourhood streetscapes, and providing a more pleasant environment to work, shop and eat.

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


  • Half of the costs of eligible improvements are 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.
  • A minimum of three eligible improvements are required for an application.
  • The work must not have started prior to the submission of the grant application.

Note: Applications will be accepted until May 5, 2022 or before funds are expended, whichever comes first.

For Additional Grant Details Contact:

Michael Saunders, Economic Partnership Advisor

Telephone: 416-392-1005 Email: