Google released Google Business Photos which allow business owners the ability to add photos in the Place Page area.
Currently, it’s only available in US, Australia and Japan.
When businesses apply to have pictures taken, Google sends free photographers to their business to take the pictures.
At the present time, it’s only available to restaurants, hotels, beauty salons and other storefront businesses.
Here is a video explaining this new service and a link to signup. Sorry, it’s not available to Canadian businesses as of June 8, 2011. But check back and eventually it’ll be available.