Storefront Improvement and Safety Grant: Improving the look and feel of the BIZ.
The goal of the Storefront Improvement and Safety Grant is twofold. First, it exists to assist businesses in the West Broadway BIZ area in improving their storefront and building exterior in order to enhance the commercial viability of the BIZ area. Second, it helps to support the physical safety measures business owners choose to incoporate into their spaces.
Physical improvements which include exterior painting, wall finishes, signage, lighting, awnings, entryways, doors, windows, window bars, security cameras, etc., and which will contribute to the enhancement and safety of the commercial viability of the BIZ area.
Eligible costs include the related labour and supply costs of an improvement, but not the costs related to zoning, permits, administration, legal and/or financing services.
Covid Support Grant
The goal of the Covid Support Grant is to help cover costs that businesses incurred or are incurring to maintain a safe environment for visitors or employees. This grant is retroactive to March 30, 2021.
Eligible costs include the purchase of personal protective equipment, additional cleaning supplies and materials, physical barriers, take-out containers/bags or other material needed to facilitate more curb-side pick-ups and deliveries.
Events, Arts and Activations Grant: host an event in West Broadway!
The West Broadway BIZ has launched a program aimed to support public events. The goal of this program is to foster and enhance events, arts and activations within our neighbourhood that will benefit the business district and will make the neighbourhood a livelier and more vibrant place to live, work and visit. Contact us if you would like to be listed as an event venue.
Download the details of the program here -> Events Arts Activations Grant
Download the application form here -> Events Arts & Activations Funding Application