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Beautification Projects and Murals Grant

The Beautification Projects and Murals Grant supports property owners and businesses in making relatively quick improvements that add vibrancy to their buildings.

Beautification includes a wide range of small-scale improvements to buildings and their adjacent surroundings. Improvements may include seasonal planters and landscaping, street furniture, decorative lighting and temporary window decorations in vacant units.

Murals by professional artists are encouraged to help add vibrancy and interest to a building.

Why beautification projects and murals?

Feedback from the 2019 downtown revitalization survey and open houses identified beautification and murals as tools to:

  • Make the downtown more attractive and inviting.
  • Build community pride and pride of ownership.
  • Use colour and art to add vibrancy and enhance the pedestrian experience.

Grant value

Grants are provided as a 50 per cent reimbursement grant to a maximum of:

  • $5,000 per building for general beautification projects.
  • $30,000 per building for mural projects completed by a professional artist.

Applicants may apply for both.

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