Community Improvement Plan

In spring of 2019 a pause was placed on the City's 2015 Community Improvement Plan (2015CIP) in order to undertake a full review of the CIP in terms of program focus, alignment with strategic plan objectives, long-term sustainability and maximizing value.

This review is now complete, and has resulted in a proposed new Community Improvement Plan for the City, herein referenced as the 2020CIP.  If approved, the new 2020CIP will replace the 2015CIP.  The proposed new 2020CIP can be found here.

A legislated Public Meeting is scheduled for November 2, 2020 for City Council to consider formal approval of the new 2020CIP.  The Notice providing details of the Public Meeting can be found here.

Information related to the existing 2015CIP can be found below.

2015 Community Improvement Plan

The 2015 Community Improvement Plan, approved Nov. 17, 2014, offered five 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 and process, are as follows:

Project Contacts

If you have any questions regarding the Community Improvement Program and the review process, please contact:

Bruce Bellows

Senior Planner

Planning and Building Services

905.688.5601 ext. 1706


Margaret Josipovic

Project Expeditor

Economic Development and Tourism Services

905.688.5601, ext. 1723


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