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    Dorval, QC H9P 1J1
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    Montreal, QC H4N 1H2
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    Montreal, QC H4G 1T9
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    Montreal, QC H3A 1E4
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    Montreal, QC H1E 2Z6
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Décarie Boulevard North Contest

PME MTL Centre-Ouest, in collaboration with the borough of Saint-Laurent and Quartier D, the Société de développement commercial du Boulevard Décarie Nord, is launching The Future is Here entrepreneurial contest.

This contest aims to revitalize the portion of Décarie Boulevard covered by Quartier D (orange zone), by encouraging the establishment of new businesses or the renovation of existing businesses by means of a grant, with a view to enhancing and diversifying the current commercial offer.

The Future is Here entrepreneurial contest is aimed primarily at entrepreneurs who wish to set up a retail business to serve local residents, students and workers.

About 15 vacant premises are currently available for setting up new businesses.

Registration period

You application must be submitted by December 31, 2019.

Important dates

December 31, 2019: End of the registration period
January 2020: Selection of candidates
Late January 2020: Official announcement of the winners

Grants offered

An amount of $60,000 will be divided up and distributed in the form of grants to the winning entrepreneurs who will be chosen to set up shop on Décarie Boulevard in 2020. The amount of each grant will be determined according to the nature, size and needs of the business project, up to a maximum of $25,000 per project.

PME MTL Centre-Ouest is committed to assisting all the candidates who apply. Specific support will be given to the winners.

Eligibility conditions

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Present a business project aimed at establishing or renovating a local retail business: boutique, restaurant, bar, café and all businesses with a NAICS code beginning with 44, 45 and 722. The grant is not available for service businesses (unlimited examples: nail shop, hairdresser, doctor, professional services...).
  • Want to set up in one of the vacant premises available within the boundaries of the contest area or convered or renovate your premises if your business is already located in the area covered by Quartier D.
  • Plan to open your shop or business establishment by summer 2020.
  • Be a sole proprietorship, corporation, cooperative or non-profit organization (NPO).
  • Demonstrate the financial viability of your project.
  • Agree to meet with a jury.
  • Submit all the required documents before the contest deadline, no later than December 31, 2019.

Required documents

Grant conditions

When the winners are announced, an agreement will be signed between the developer and PME MTL Centre-Ouest for the awarding of each grant.

Assessment criteria

Contacts

PME MTL Centre-Ouest

Mr. Sébastien Boirié
Director, Business Development
sboirie@pmemtl.com
Tel.: 514 858-1018 ext. 13

Ms. Mélissa Le Royer
Communications Consultant
mleroyer@pmemtl.com
Tel.: 514 858-1018 ext. 46

Submission of applications

To apply, please complete the application form for new businesses (French only) or existing businesses (French only) and upload all the required documents via the application platform below:

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Find experts in your area

Enter your business postal code or select your area

  1. West-Island 1675, Transcanadienne
    Suite 301
    Dorval, QC H9P 1J1
    514 426-2888
  2. Centre-Ouest 1350 Mazurette street
    Suite 400
    Montreal, QC H4N 1H2
    514 858-1018
  3. Grand Sud-Ouest 3617 Wellington street
    Montreal, QC H4G 1T9
    514 765-7060
  4. Centre-Ville 630, Sherbrooke Ouest
    Suite 700
    Montreal, QC H3A 1E4
    514 879-0555
  5. Centre-Est 6224 Saint-Hubert street
    Montreal, QC H2S 2M2
    514 723-0030
  6. Est-de-l'Île 7305, boulevard Henri-Bourassa Est
    Suite 200
    Montreal, QC H1E 2Z6
    514 494-2606