Facade Improvement & Sidewalk Patio Grant

The Spruce the Bruce (STB) program assists communities with improvements that make them more attractive, pedestrian-friendly, and distinctive. Downtown buildings and establishments define the street and are a major contributor to the character of the community. Clean, interesting, and well-maintained building façades communicate a sense of pride and commitment to the community and encourage passersby to stop and shop. The Façade Improvement & Sidewalk Patio Grant encourages businesses to restore, upgrade, or otherwise improve their building façades.

The 2018 grants are now closed.

2018 Spruce the Bruce grants

1st Intake - opens February 1, 2018 - closes February 28, 2018
2nd Intake* - opens March 1, 2018 - closes March 31, 2018
3rd Intake* - opens April 1, 2018 - closes April 30, 2018
4th Intake* - opens May 1, 2018 - closes May 31, 2018

*if grant money had not yet been allocated 

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