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City of Toronto Commercial Facade Program

Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program

The Commercial Façade Improvement Program provides funding to commercial and private property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building façades. The eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.

What are the benefits?

Improving the appearance of your building’s façade shows that you care about your property. In addition, your neighborhood streetscape is improved. This provides a more welcoming environment to work, shop and live.

How is funding calculated?

Half of the cost of eligible improvements to commercial or industrial building façades is covered and will be based on the lowest contractor estimate submitted with the application. The minimum funding is $2,500 with a maximum of $10,000 for non-corner properties. A corner property is eligible for maximum funding of $12,500.

Who is eligible?

    • You must be the property owner or have the permission of the property owner
    • Your building must be located in a Business Improvement Area (BIA) that has been in existence for five (5) or more years
    • You must not owe outstanding taxes to the City
    • You must not start your improvement project before the funding application is approved
    • You must have not received the maximum façade improvement funding for your property in previous years.

How do I apply?

  1. Applicant contacts the City's BIA Office to determine eligibility
    Phone 416-392-1005
    Fax: 416-392-1380
    E-mail: msaunder@toronto.ca
  2. Applicant completes and submits application form
  3. City reviews the application
  4. City approves or declines the application
  5. City issues funding cheques to successful applicants upon completion of the agreed-upon work




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Expansion of the Boundaries of the Weston Village BIA

At its Annual General Meeting on December 2nd, 2015, the membership of the Weston BIA passed a motion to expand its boundaries north from Weston Rd and King to Weston Rd and Church Street.

On September 22, 2016, 12 property owners and or business owners from the proposed expansion area as well as members of the board of Weston BIA attended an open house to further discuss the expansion.

At that meeting, a steering committee composed of 5 business and/or property owners from the expansion area was formed.  The members of the steering committee are as follows:
 

Peter Kalamaris, owner, 2047 Weston Rd.   416-241-6923
Gus Triantafollov, owner, 2083 Weston Rd.   416-573-3860
John Terzakis, owner, Fern Plaza, 2097 Weston Rd.   416-318-8795
Olumide Olatoye, owner, Printer Us, 2036 Weston Rd. 416-245-6960
Marianne Hatherly, Mount Dennis/Weston Health Centre

416-763-1171

For further information on the expansion, please contact the Weston BIA office at: 416-249-0691 or at: admin@westonvillagebia.com

Weston Farmers' Market 2017

The 2017 Weston Farmers' Market season will run from Saturday, May 13 to Saturday, October 28th.

As of last year, the Market now operates out of the Weston GO Station parking lot at 1865 Weston Road, south of Lawrence.

For more information about the market, visit the Farmers' Market page.

Artscape Weston Hub

Artscape Weston Hub

The groundbreaking for the Artscape Weston Hub occurred in the summer of 2016 with a projected completion date of spring/summer, 2018. The Hub will operate as a centre for art, culture and community in the Weston neighbourhood.

The project reimagines an existing building and outdoor space located at Weston Road and King Street to create a dynamic mixed-use space with 8,200 square feet dedicated to arts, cultural and community events programming and an additional 12,400 square feet of outdoor publicly accessible space for community gatherings including Weston’s 38-year-old Farmers’ Market. The project also adds new housing to the area with 360 rental apartments for the public and 26 live/work spaces for artists and their families.

For more information on the Hub, please visit the project's website at: www.artscapeweston.ca

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