Under the Action Plan for Commerce 2018-2022, the city in January 2019 launched a financial assistance program aimed at reducing the impact of work sites for establishments located in areas affected by major construction.
Financial assistance can reach a maximum of $40,000 per financial year and is calculated based on the actual losses incurred by merchants.
The program is geared towards establishments in an area affected by major construction. Its aim is to:
Mitigate the financial impacts on merchants affected by work sites.
Help merchants stay in business during a major infrastructure construction period.
Support the dynamism and commercial vitality of commercial streets under construction.
Duration of the program
The subsidy program has no official expiry date. It ends when the funds earmarked for the program are exhausted.
However, establishments have a limited time to submit an application after the work is completed.
The program is retroactive to January 1, 2016 for municipal work sites, and September 21, 2017 for STM work sites.
Construction work on sewer and water mains
Carried out by the city or a reconstituted city
On or after January 1, 2016
Minimum planned or actual duration of at least six months
Other major public infrastructure projects
Carried out by the city or the STM
Involves obstacles to car traffic
Minimum planned or actual duration of at least 36 months
In order to benefit from the financial assistance program, establishments must:
Carry out retail sales, rent products, or deliver services to consumers.
Be located in one of the eligible areas.
Several areas have been deemed eligible. Other areas are designated according to the nature and duration of the work.
If your area is not on the list, please contact us to let us know. We will carry out the checks required to confirm its eligibility. If your business is located in one of the eligible areas below, you can view the ordinances issued by the city and apply for a subsidy. The dates listed below are the start and end dates of the work periods covered.