WQW Must Know Covid February 22nd

by Rob Sysak, February 22, 2021

Commercial Façade and Property Improvement Program

  • The Commercial Façade and Property Improvement Grant Program is now accepting applications
EMAIL TO “Michael Saunders”
  • The Commercial – Industrial Façade and Property Improvement Program provides funding to commercial and industrial property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building façades.


  • Applicant must be the property owner or have the permission of the property owner
  • Building and property must be located in a Business Improvement Area (BIA)
  • Applicant must not owe outstanding taxes to the City
  • Applicant must not start your improvement project before the funding application is approved
  • Applicant must not have received the maximum façade improvement funding for your property in previous years


  • On February 5, 2021, City Council approved a report to authorize a reprisal of the CaféTO program from April 15, 2021 to April 14, 2022.
  • Registration for the expanded CaféTO program will begin in late February
  • The first approved CaféTO curb lane closure locations for 2021 would be in installed as soon as May.

Insurance Requirements

  • All applicants for CaféTO will be required to submit a complete Certificate of Insurance. Comprehensive Liability Coverage of at least $1,000,000 is required.
  • Learn more about the Guidelines for Re-opening your restaurant, bar or other food service premise while indoor dining is reintroduced as part of provincial health orders.


  • WQW will send members information about the opening of registration, application requirements, information sessions for restaurants and bar operators, and the release of the 2021/2022 CaféTO Guidelines AS SOON AS AVAILABLE
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