Action Plan for Commerce

Last updated June 16, 2021
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Retail businesses are a leading economic and social engine. This action plan includes sustainable, inclusive and innovative solutions to issues faced by merchants.

This action plan is part of the 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategy. It includes a financial assistance program aimed at helping merchants continue their activities in spite of the disruptions brought about by infrastructure projects.  

Objectives of the plan

  • Revitalize local retail businesses.
  • Improve the quality of the built environment on commercial streets.
  • Support retail businesses on commercial streets under construction.


  • $74 million
  • Over four years

Areas of implementation

  1. Increase the vitality of commercial streets.
  2. Improve support mechanisms for business creation and development. 
  3. Adapt municipal policies and infrastructures to changes in business models. 
  4. Provide an effective solution for merchants during construction/repair work. 

These four areas of implementation include 33 actions.