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Business Façade Program

The Business Façade Program was initiated in 2018, in an attempt to help our business community with the costs of maintaining and improving the customer-facing aspect of their commercial properties. Region of Queens Municipality recognises that to attract customers to Queens businesses we need attractive, welcoming places to transact, with clear signage, and accessible entrances. Improving the ‘curbside appeal’ of our businesses demonstrates confidence and pride of place which will contribute to the positive revitalization loop that we have begun to see signs of.

Since 2018, RQM has invested $85,508.11 in twenty-four (24) improvement projects throughout Queens. When matched or exceeded, by the applicant businesses, this represents a total value of investments in our commercial sector of $231,299.89 – changing the face of businesses throughout Queens County.


# Projects RQM Investment Total VALUE
24 $85,508.11 $231,299.89


The Municipality will fund up to 50% of approved application costs, net of HST, to a maximum of $5,000 per project. Most commercial properties are eligible to upgrade many aspects of their visible appearance; from siding and window replacement, to signage and planters - improving your curbside appeal is the aim. Full details on eligibility is contained within the Guidelines document.


Guidelines and Application Form

Guidelines and Application Form for the 2022-2023 Business Facade Program are now available to download. The initial deadline for applications is May 27, 2022 at which point projects will be assessed and approved according to available budget. If funds remain after this round of approvals, application will re-open on a first-come, first-served basis until the fund is exhausted.

Reopened on Nov. 1, 2022:  Due to project cancellations, some funds have become available, and we will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis – please note that projects will need to be completed by February 28, 2023.

Business Facade Program - 2022-2023.pdf

If you require further clarification or have questions, please contact Richard Lane, Business Development Officer, 902-354-3453, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.