The Streetscape Master Plan Program provides eligible BIAs with one-time funding up to $25,000.00 to acquire consulting services to create comprehensive streetscape plans that guide future improvements. BIA streetscape master plans help identify a long-term vision for streetscape improvements that can be implemented with support from the BIA Capital Cost-Share Program and other funding sources. Click here for more detailed information.
The City of Toronto’s Main Street Innovation Fund provides grant funding for innovative and creative solutions to Toronto’s main street business challenges. The mandate is to support local business communities’ recovery and rebuild through innovative activations, creative place makings, and community capacity building initiatives. Click here for more detailed information.
Grants cover 50% of the costs of eligible property or site improvements for eligible commercial property owners and tenants in Toronto up to a maximum amount of $5,000. Additional grant funding of up to $2,500 is available for exterior accessibility improvements such as the installation of ramps, handrails and other accessibility devices. Click here for more detailed information.
Through the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), homeowners can get a low-interest loan of up to $75,000 to cover the cost of home energy improvements. This funding can cover high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners, window and door replacement, toilet replacements, high-efficiency water heaters, geothermal systems, rooftop solar PV panels, and more.
If you own a detached, semi-detached, or row house in the City of Toronto – you may be eligible to apply. The HELP program offers longer fixed payment terms than conventional lenders (up to 20 years), can be paid-off at anytime without penalty, and can help you access rebates and incentives offered by utility companies. Click here for more detailed information.
The City of Toronto's Hi-RIS program helps apartment building owners undertake building improvements that reduce energy and water consumption. This program also offers longer fixed payment terms than conventional lenders (up to 20 years), and is intended for residential apartment buildings that are three-storeys or more. Hi-RIS supports upgrades to your properties building envelope, mechanical system, water fixtures, and lighting. Click here for more detailed information.
The City of Toronto provides low-interest loans to help building owners improve the energy efficiency of their buildings. This program offers longer fixed payment terms than conventional lenders (up to 20 years), can cover up to 100% of the cost, and is intended for all buildings in the City of Toronto. This includes lighting retrofits, building envelope improvements, renewable energy projects, and more. Click here for more detailed information.
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) is a federal government funding program that provides support for projects that improve the physical condition of arts and heritage collaboration, creation, presentation, and exhibition spaces. This program is intended for non-profit organizations, provincial territories and municipalities, First Nations and other indigenous communities, as well as broader public sector organizations.
You can receive up to 50% to $500k-$15M depending on the project type, and up to 75% for rural and underserved communities. Funding can be used for the acquisition of specialized equipment, construction and/or renovation of arts and/or heritage facilities, or creative hubs, and more. Click here for more detailed information.
The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers. You may be eligible if you are a non-profit organization, local band council, local tribal council, or other local Aboriginal government or organization (First Nations, Inuit or Métis), and could receive funding covering up to 100 per cent of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $200,000 for festivals.
This program is intended to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present - and increase opportunities for local artists, artisans, heritage performers or specialists and First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultural carriers to be involved in their community. Click here for more detailed information.
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