As part of the My Main Street Local Business Accelerator, businesses located in participating communities can receive detailed market research to support their business at no cost.

This market research will provide detailed analysis to support your business – including demographic, spending, mobility, and media behaviours of residents within your local trade area.

With this market research, you can better understand your customers and identify how to find more of them. Plus, after completing the market research, your business will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 as a non-repayable contribution to support the implementation of any recommendations. To participate in the program, your business must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be physically located in one of the participating My Main Street communities ( View map).
  • Must be a registered business in Ontario.
  • Must be an independent local business with less than 10 employees (or less than 25 employees if a restaurant; franchises and corporate chains do not qualify).

This program is completely free and funded by the Government of Canada. To participate in the program, please complete the following form and your local Main Street Ambassador will reach out to you to begin the process.

Click on the Eligibility Tool tab to find out if your business qualifies to receive a no-cost market research report.