Financial assistance programs


Restoration of propreties recognized under the Cultural Heritage Act

Programme d'Aide à la restauration et à la rénovation des bâtiments à valeur patrimoniale


Financial assistance is available for the restoration and renovation of heritage properties. The program provides subsidies for the preservation and enhancement of:

  • A building situated in the historic district of Old Montréal and the historic and natural Mont-Royal borough
  • A building classified or recognized as a cultural property, a designated historic monument or a building situated on a heritage or historic site as defined under the Cultural Property Act (R.S.Q., chapter B-4)
  • A former movie theatre or theatre having exceptional architectural heritage value


The term restoration is understood to mean the preservation and enhancement of the building, including restoring the foundations and framework, preserving the interior and exterior appearance, rebuilding missing heritage elements, installing smoke detectors or producing signage.


The term renovation is understood to mean the enhancement of the building’s long-term viability, including renovating a property used as a dwelling, renovating a property used for purposes other than residential or making the necessary repairs in order to meet current standards.

Legal Framework

Bylaw 04-026 governing the granting of subsidies for the purposes of restoration and/or renovation of a building with recognized heritage value and of archeological digs


  • Owners of a heritage property located in the Montréal Agglomeration as described under the Cultural Property Act.
  • Total cost of the restoration work and associated charges must be at least $5,000.
  • In the case of a building located in the historic district of Old Montréal or the historic and natural Le Plateau–Mont-Royal borough that has been vacant or occupied solely on the ground floor for at least four years, the maximum subsidy is $500,000. Of this amount, up to $250,000 is to be used for renovation work. To be eligible for a renovation subsidy, at least $50,000 worth of restoration must be done. 
  • In all other cases, a maximum subsidy of $250,000 may be granted per building solely for restoration work.
  • All work must be performed by a contractor licensed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.
  • The necessary charges to carry out the work, such as professional fees and fees to obtain permits and handle requests, are also eligible.

Method of Payment

Administration fee: $408 (taxes included)


Citizens must submit their request to the Division du patrimoine.


(All the reference documents are only available in French.)


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