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Community Improvement Plan 

The Community Improvement Plan (the 2015 CIP), approved November 17, 2014, offers four municipal financial incentive programs to the private sector to stimulate new investment in community renewal.

The financial incentive programs are intended to offset a portion of costs incurred by property owners in undertaking redevelopment projects, brownfield remediation projects, facade improvement projects, and residential/office conversion projects.

Guidelines for each of the programs, which set out plan details, eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria, complete application requirements, process, and which include Application Forms, are as follows:

Key Dates for Application Submission

  • Facade Improvement (FIP) Program and the Residential/Office Conversion (ROC) Program - complete applications will be accepted beginning October 30, 2015.
  • Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Program and the Brownfield Tax Assistance (BTA) Program - complete applications must be submitted on or before the deadline date of December 18, 2015.

If you have any questions regarding the financial incentive programs, please contact the Planning and Building Services Department at 905.688.5601 ext. 1660 or by email at

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