The Town will invest up to $50,000 to support local businesses on Westminster Avenue. This financial assistance will benefit you if you are planning on renovating your commercial facades, carrying out exterior work related to universal accessibility or want to take advantage of this great opportunity to replace your commercial sign.
Experienced and equipped with in-depth knowledge, the experts at PME MTL Centre-Ouest help retail businesses improve their service offer. Thanks to the Fonds Entrepreneuriat commercial, you could receive a grant of up to $25,000. Eligible for the program: leasehold improvements, purchase of new equipment and implementation of e-commerce projects. This financial assistance can be combined with that offered by the Town of Montreal West.
The following types of work are eligible for funding:
The assistance program for the revitalization of facades and signs is applicable to commercial establishments on Westminster between Avon Road and Nelson Avenue (more specifically to those with addresses in zones MA-1, MA-3, MA-4, MA-5, MB-1 and MB-2).
Financial assistance is applicable only for works whose total cost (materials and labor) will be:
The maximum amount of funding per establishment is set as follows:
|Type of work||Maximum amount of funding|
|Renovation of a commercial facade||$15,000|
|Replacement of an existing sign or installation of a new one||$2,500|
Eligible costs include:
A financial assistance fund in the amount of $50,000 is established for this program. This program operates on a first come, first served basis until the funds are exhausted.
Steps to follow
Any eligible commercial facade renovation project, as well as the replacement of an existing eligible sign or the installation of a new eligible sign, must first be submitted to a SPAIP procedure resulting in a recommendation by the PAC and approval by the Council. Accessibility works are not subject to this procedure.
Consult the By-law to establish a financial assistance program for the revitalization of commercial facades and signs and the accessibility to businesses for persons with disabilities for more information
PME MTL Centre-Ouest manages a variety of investment funds tailored to the needs of Montréal entrepreneurs including the Fonds Entrepreneuriat commercial, which supports retail businesses.
Financial assistance for leasehold improvements, purchase of new equipment and implementation of e-commerce projects.
A grant of up to $25,000 can be obtained. The grant may not exceed 25% of the total cost of the business project.
To be eligible for financial assistance, the business project must come under one of the following sectors or subsectors of economic activity described in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS):
To apply for financing, please contact Guillaume Rivard-Lamy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that other financing programs, offering assistance of up to $400,000, are available.