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Million Dollar Makeover is back for 2022

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million dollar makeover logoKawartha Lakes – To kick off the new year, Economic Development is pleased to announce the Million Dollar Makeover program is open again for applications. Million Dollar Makeover is a funding program designed to encourage and support businesses and development in Kawartha Lakes.

The program supports property and business owners improvements to the visual and functional aspects of their commercial, mixed-use commercial/residential or heritage designated residential buildings. There are four key objectives of the Million Dollar Makeover program:

  • Downtown main street revitalization and enhancements
  • Heritage districts and building restoration and improvements
  • Derelict building repairs and improvements to functionality
  • Affordable rental housing private space retrofits in mixed-use buildings

Applications are open now and close February 28, 2022. The approved projects will be announced in April 2022, after staff has reviewed all of the applications.

For more details on the program and to see previous success stories, please visit Questions can also be submitted to

The Million Dollar Makeover Project is brought to you by the City of Kawartha Lakes with support from the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation.


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