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.
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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.