COMMERCIAL DISTRICT REVITALIZATION GRANT (CDRG) PROGRAM
Grants for Graffiti Removal
On Sept. 13, 2023, City Council approved temporary changes to the Commercial District Revitalization Grant Program to provide grants for removing graffiti on commercial and mixed-use commercial properties located within strategic commercial districts and corridors.
Commercial property owners or businesses may submit applications.
Click here to ensure the subject property is located within the outlined corridors. Only properties within the outlined corridors are eligible for a graffiti removal grant.
To submit an application solely respecting graffiti removal, click the link below to apply online.Graffiti Removal Grant Application Form
|CDRG Overview: This Program is intended to provide Grants that will support long-lasting and predominantly exterior physical improvements to the appearance, accessibility and environmental sustainability of commercial or mixed-use commercial properties located within strategic commercial districts. Activities supported by this Program include:|
– Exterior building façade improvements;
– Exterior/interior improvements that achieve Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards;
– Exterior building/property improvements which improve appearance or functionality, including those that enhance the environmental sustainability of the building/property; and
– Limited interior mechanical/ventilation improvements for restaurant uses.
Amount: The maximum Grant amount under this Program is paid on a matching basis (50%-50%) for eligible work. For maximum amounts and details, please refer to the full Program description.
Where: This Program applies within the following Community Improvement Project Areas: all Strategic Commercial Districts (including any Business Improvement Area (BIA) located therein)
Goals: Exterior physical improvements to appearance, functionality, accessibility and environmental sustainability