Starter Company - Retail Accelerator Program

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Please Read Before Completing Application - Program Requirements

Starter Company Retail Accelerator Program provides main street retail businesses with further training to assist them to build and grow their businesses. 

If you are a retail business in the City of Toronto Starter Company Retail Accelerator Program can provide the following support: 
  • Over 2 weeks  of Retail Training workshops provided by the Retail Council of Ontario
  • Starter Company Plus Grant of $5,000
  • Further mentoring and advice up to 6 months. 
You can only apply to the Starter Company Retail Accelerator Program if you're:
  • 18 years of age or older 
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Ontario 
  • Toronto resident and operating an Independent retail business in the City of Toronto
  • Full time self- employed and be majority owner in the business 
  • Current lease/rental agreement for your commercial location 
  • Provide commercial Insurance certificate/policy 
  • Not a franchise operation of any sort
A few notes to consider before starting your application:
  • You can save your application and return at a later date to complete it.
  • You will have the chance to confirm the information in your application once every section is completed.
  • You will have the option to print the application once every section is complete.
  • If you have questions, email

This program is only open to City of Toronto residents. To contact your local provider of the Starter Company Plus Program visit here.

Notice of Collection
The personal information on this form is collected under the legal authority of the City of Toronto Act, S.O. 2006, Chapter 11. Schedule A, s. 136(c). The information is used to determine program eligibility; for statistical reporting; and for outcomes follow-up and evaluation. Questions about this collection can be directed to Small Business Consultant, Economic Development and Culture, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Toronto, ON M1P 4P5; or by email at or telephone at 416-396-5243.

Contact Information and Eligibility

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Business Overview

Detailed Business Overview

Briefly describe what your business will do and the product or service you will provide. Please also tell us where your business will be located, when you plan to launch (if a new business) and your proposed operating hours.


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