Blade Sign Program

The City of Corner Brook provides funding for installation of Blade Signs exclusively for businesses located in the Downtown Corner Brook. The funding covers 100% of the cost (including HST) of purchasing and installing Blade Sign (up to a maximum limit). Details of this program and the application form are available through the following links:

BLADE SIGN 2024 Guidelines LINK

BLADE SIGN 2024 Application LINK

Contact Information

For more information, contact the: (email)

**The City of Corner Brook reserves the sole right to amend, modify, add, or delete any part or sub-part of this program. Meeting the eligibility conditions would not  qualify an applicant to receive the Blade Sign cash assistance. Decision of the City is final and binding on all applicants.

Facade Appeal Comprehensive Enhancement (FACE) Grant Program

The Facade Appeal Comprehensive Enhancement (FACE) Grant Program aims at enhancing the physical appearance of commercial properties. FACE provides generous cash incentives to property owners/businesses to redesign, renovate or restore the facade of properties.

Program Details

The FACE Program encourages commercial property owners/businesses to invest in eligible storefront enhancements, landscaping and improved accessibility.

Cash incentives will be provided to applicant property owners/businesses on certification of completed work. Maximum financial incentive will be $10,000 for one property (with a clear civic address).

Applications will be received throughout the year until all funds are committed. Projects must be completed before 31 December 2024.

What are the benefits?

A renovated facade or landscaping improves the appearance of a business and a neighborhood. Attractive facades contribute to an inviting environment that draws more people and will appeal to potential customers– resulting in more sales and profits of the business.

How is the Incentive calculated?

Maximum amount of cash incentive is $10,000. HST portion of the investment is not considered.

Incentive will be 90% of the first $10,000 and 75% of the remaining amount of investment. Total net investment cannot exceed $30,000.


Eligible applicants must be property owners/businesses of a building with storefronts clearly visible from a major street within the City of Corner Brook. In order for an application to be considered, all  taxes on the subject properties and the businesses housed in the properties must be current without any outstanding or unresolved disputes. When an applicant is approved for FACE assistance, it can request for a refund of the proportionate amount of building permit fee paid.

Building Permits

A Building Permit/Development Application form and its related processes will be required. For more information on the Building Permit/Development Application process, please click here.

Eligible Activities

Installation or enhancement of one or more of the following.

  1. Exterior painting, replacement of wood siding or installation of vinyl siding that looks like wood, installation of metal siding
  2. Replacement of doors or windows on any level of the front facade of the building
  3. Replacement or repair of cornice, parapets and other architectural features
  4. Brick cleaning treatments such as power washing
  5. Re-pointing of brick masonry
  6. Installation or replacement of awning or canopies
  7. Installation and improvement of signage
  8. Installation or upgrading of exterior lighting features
  9. Re-design of storefront
  10. Installation of wheelchair ramps
  11. Landscaping as per City of Corner Brooks Landscaping Standards
  12. Any other improvements as approved by the City.


Applications will be received throughout the year until all funds are committed. Projects must be completed before 31 December 2024.

How do I apply?

Please review the program guidelines and submit the application form with details/documents.

FACE 2024 Guidelines LINK

FACE 2024 Application LINK

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