Programs and Incentives

Downtown Businesses

Federal and Provincial

The Provincial and Federal Government offer a variety of programs which can benefit your business. Many of these programs are related to work force development, research and development, tax credits of repayable loans for business growth and investment.

For more information on these programs or to see if your business qual ifies view the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation website or call 1-866-668-4249.


On July 25, 2007, Town Council approved a Façade Improvement Program for businesses located in the Downtown Improvement Area. The purpose of this program is to encourage and assist our local merchants who wish to make improvements or updates to their storefronts. 

Applications for 2014 are now being accepted on a first come first served basis.