Downtown Façade Improvement Project Grant Process
July 23, 2021
The Town of Aylmer’s Façade Improvement Program Grant Process received updates in 2021 to improve the registration process and disbursement of funds. In 2012, the Town of Aylmer approved a local Community Improvement Plan including the Façade Improvement Program. The program provides a grant of up to 50% of the costs of external upgrades to buildings, signs, windows and lights. The new application can be completed and submitted electronically; upon approval of applications by council and entrance of an agreement with the Town, funding be released immediately to the successful applicant.
The Community Improvement Plan encourages the conservation, rehabilitation, and redevelopment of the identified Community Improvement Project Areas. The plan identifies three Community Improvement Areas including the Downtown Core, the Former Carnation Site, and the Fairgrounds/Old Arena Site in which programs of conservation, rehabilitation, or transformation may be carried out in accordance with the Planning Act.
The Town encourages Downtown businesses considering façade improvements to explore the grant program and apply. More information and application forms are available on the Community Improvement Plan page:
If you have questions about the program, contact the Chief Administrative Officer.
CC – Town of Aylmer BIA, Aylmer Chamber of Commerce