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COMMERCIAL VACANCY ASSISTANCE (CVA) PROGRAM

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The Commercial Vacancy Assistance (CVA) Program (the Program) is intended as a temporary program that is a direct response to minimize potential commercial vacancies arising during, and/or in the immediate recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the local, provincial and national economy.


This Program will provide financial assistance in the form of a Grant to new permanent or ‘pop-up’ commercial tenants of a presently vacant at, or below grade, commercial space so as to make permanent interior improvements for the purposes of improving the attractiveness and usability of the space for the intended commercial use. To be eligible, the intended commercial use must be accessible to the public/customers and may include, but not be limited to, retail uses, artists studios/galleries containing a retail component and/or dine-in or take-out restaurants but shall not include uses identified in Section B, paragraph three herein.