The city is taking every necessary step to support Montréal’s businesses during this pandemic. Overall, $6 M will be available to encourage local purchasing and to enhance the vitality of our local businesses.
The Holidays are a crucial period for business owners who are trying to survive the current health crisis. The city is rolling out 6 new measures to help them cope with this difficult period and reinvent their approach.
Support for businesses
To support businesses in their digital shift and the layout of their stores, the city is increasing its Retail business consolidation fund. Managed by PME MTL, this fund provides subsidies of up to $10,000.
In collaboration with the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail (CQCD), Montréal will also be offering a shipping management platform for small businesses. The platform will include carbon-free delivery options.
Finally, awareness campaigns promoting local purchasing will be rolled out over the next few months, by the SDC, retail owners’ associations and chambers of commerce in order to encourage consumers to buy locally.
Greater accessibility for stores and commercial thoroughfares
From November 14 to December 31, Montréal will offer:
- Free parking at meters on weekends across its territory, and, beginning November 23, on weekdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., in Ville-Marie.
- The possibility for retail owners who chose to extend their opening hours until 10 p.m. on weekdays, and until 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Enhanced consumer experience
Commercial thoroughfares will be animated and ready for consumers. Illuminated and heated winter rest areas will be set up near businesses.
Find out about all measures.
See a summary of the measures.
Businesses from all sectors may call the Affaires Montréal line, from Monday to Friday, at 514 394-1793, for more information about tehse measures, or fill out the form.