Business Improvement Areas

Financial Incentives for BIAs

There are a variety of funding programs – public and private – for improvements to a Business Improvement Area in order to enhance streetscapes and façades as well as create murals to promote a neighbourhood’s character.

Photo of a Toronto commercial streetscape

Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program

Funding for commercial and private property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building façades. The 2017 program is now accepting applications.

The City offers a Mural Program for BIAs

Mural and Street Art Grant Program

The mural program helps local businesses and communities create an attractive and positive identity for their commercial areas. The 2017 program is now accepting applications.

City of Toronto Grants