Facade Improvement Program

Willie Facade Improvement PictureOnce again, we've partnered with the Spruce the Bruce program to maximize funding for your facade project.  
If you are considering improving your business facade this year,
 we strongly recommend that you 
contact us now to discuss your concept!  Funds go fast!

Grants Open March 1st!

Facade Improvement Grants of to $8,000.

Awning and Signage Grants up to $2,000.  

The Facade Improvement Program is based on guidelines from our Community Design Toolkits for businesses within the Municipality's Community Improvement Plan areas.  Toolkits have been designed to promote individual community brands while maximizing consistency and developing a 'sense of place' in downtown areas. 

For more information and to discuss your project, contact Danielle Edwards, Economic Development Officer 519-534-1400 x148

Click here for a diagram describing the typical "Facade" components on a building. 

Sauble Beach Community Design Toolkit

Wiarton Community Design Toolkit



Chestnut Park Before Picture Chestnut Park After Picture
Brenda by Designs Before Picture Brenda By Designs After Picture
Wiarton Fitness Before Picture Wiarton Fitness After Picture
 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, I think they feel proud because, after all this is their downtown!

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 didn't replace the cost for us rather it enabled us to do the absolute best exterior makeover possible and not just a band aid fix. Neal and Terri, Wiarton Fitness Centre & 
The Terri Hastings Real Estate Group / Keller Williams Realty Centres