For several months now, commercial activities have declined, and the health crisis has had a strong impact on businesses. Merchants must change their ways of doing business to adapt to the context. The city is taking action to support them by providing a series of tools and measures.
Offered by the city or partner organizations, these measures are intended specifically for Montréal merchants.
A temporary subsidy fund
The Fonds de consolidation des activités commerciales offers subsidies of up to $10,000 to support Montréal merchants. The eligibility criteria are flexible to ensure that assistance can be provided to as many commercial entrepreneurs as possible. Guidance will also be offered by expert advisors from PME MTL, the support network for Montréal businesses. Learn more
Emergency assistance for bars and restaurants
PME MTL is providing emergency assistance in the form of loans and grants to lessen the financial impact of closures of businesses in the red zone, such as bars and restaurants. Learn more
Financial help for Businesses in Areas Spanned by the Express Bike Network
This program allows businesses in an area spanned by the EBN to receive a subsidy of up to $5,000 per year in order to support them during construction operations.
The subsidy amount is based on the area covered by the establishment:
- Area smaller than or equal to 186 m2: $2,500
- Area larger than 186 m2 but smaller than 464 m2: $3,750
- Area equal to or larger than 464 m2: $5,000
Financial assistance for businesses affected by major construction
Eligible businesses located in an area affected by major construction can receive financial assistance of up to $30,000 per fiscal year. Learn more (in French)
Support for commercial renovation
Montréal offers grants to eligible merchants and building owners to promote the renovation of facades and commercial premises :
To simplify the shipping of purchases, Montréal merchants can now take advantage of a simple, practical tool. Envoi Montréal offers competitive shipping fees and more environmentally friendly means of delivery. For further information
Livraison pour les restaurateurs
Pour assurer la prise de commande et la livraison de repas, les restaurateurs peuvent compter sur des entreprises montréalaises qui proposent des technologies et des services de livraison à un coût équitable pour tous. En savoir plus
Support for development of a business project
Commercial entrepreneurs can take advantage of free coaching from PME MTL to develop their business project.
- Business plan optimization
- Analysis of market research and response to local needs
- Support for setting up a new business
- Assistance with the digital shift and the challenges related to e-commerce
- Referrals to specialized resources and strategic partners
Formation sur la vente en ligne
Vendre en ligne est plus que jamais nécessaire. Le cégep André-Laurendeau propose aux commerçants un accompagnement personnalisé et une formation offerte par des conseillers en marketing électronique pour les aider à élaborer un plan d’action, choisir des fournisseurs et implanter une plateforme de boutique en ligne. En savoir plus
For owners and companies, the 2021 municipal property tax instalments have been delayed. The first instalment is now due on June 1 and the second instalment is due on September 1. The annual tax accounts for the year 2021 will be sent out at the end of February.
For merchants near a commercial development corporation area, the 2021 SDC dues instalments have been delayed. The first instalment is now due on June 1 and the second instalment is due on September 1. The dues for the year 2021 will be sent out at the end of February.
Companies in all sectors of activity that would like more information can contact the Affaires Montréal hotline at 514-394-1793 from Monday to Friday or complete the online form (in French) at any time.