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Façade grant application

We accept applications on a rolling basis. We award grants based on grant criteria and funding availability.

Contact information

Property information

Are there any outstanding work orders on the subject property?
Is the subject property registered under the Ontario Heritage Act?
Have you had a pre-application conversation with city staff to discuss your property?
Do you agree to allow city staff to share your facade concept drawing and/or sign design with the Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA)?

Financing (up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $10,000)

Is this property or project receiving funding from any other government source?


The following documents are necessary for processing this application:

  1. A minimum of two (2) written estimates from a qualified architect or contractor;
  2. Conceptual elevation plan identifying dimensions, materials and colours of the proposed work;
  3. A proposed sign plan, if applicable, identifying dimensions, materials and colour; and
  4. If applicable, Tenant must provide written authorization from the registered property owner.
  5. Upload pictures of current state of the proposed area to be renovated. 

Your application will not be processed without these documents included.


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Privacy notice

Personal information is being collected under the authority of s. 28(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and will be used to by the City of Kitchener to inform policy decisions. This information will be shared with staff who require it for their work as part of Economic Development and will be stored on a server owned by a Third Party Service Provider (eSolutions Group) located in Canada. The personal information collected herein will be used only for the purposes relating to the program and will be protected in accordance with the requirements stipulated in the MFIPPA. 

Inquiries about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information should be directed to Thea Mistry,, 226-750-0592.