Facade Improvement Program

Facade Improvement Grants are now closed for 2014

Thank you to those who applied for Facade Improvement Grants this year, we look forward to seeing incredible transformations over the next few months!

If you are interested in fixing up your facade and would like some advice or would like to apply in Spring of 2015 for a grant for up to 2/3rds of your project, contact us now to discuss your concept!  Funds go fast! 

We have partnered with Bruce County's Spruce the Bruce program to maximize project funding.  Check back in April 2015 for new funding amounts. 

The Facade Improvement Program is based on guidelines from our Community Design Toolkit for businesses within the Town's Community Improvement Plan areas of Allenford, Hepworth, Sauble Beach and Wiarton.

Community Improvement Plan Areas

Sauble Beach Community Design Toolkit

Wiarton Community Design Toolkit

Contact us for Allenford and Hepworth toolkits.  

For more information contact: 
Danielle Mulasmajic, Economic Development Officer
519-534-1400 x123


Before                                                                                After      


'We were not even remotely thinking about making exterior investments to the building since we have only owned the building a year this November and have already spent a lot on the building and the business. 

If it was not for the grant, together with the support of our municipality to help with the design, we would NOT have done it.  The grant did not replace the cost for us rather it enabled us to do the absolute best exterior makeover possible and not just a band aid fix. 

WOW what a great decision, we have had so many people actually stop us on the street, in shops, call and email us to say how much they like it and I honestly think they feel proud because, after all this is their downtown!!!!  

Neal and Terri, Wiarton Fitness Centre
Realtor Re/max