Grants are available for eligible construction and/or renovation projects in the downtown and core areas through the Strategic Core Area Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

What is a Community Improvement Plan?

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool used to focus municipal initiatives in areas in need of development and/or redevelopment. Adopting a CIP empowers the City to offer grants to cover all or part of the cost of eligible improvement projects.

Strategic Core Area Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

Thunder Bay's Strategic Core Areas are our main city centres. They are the public, cultural, social and economic engines of the City. The purpose of this plan is to promote new life and growth in core areas to encourage public and private investment overall. This will support the long-term economic, social and cultural health of these Strategic Core Areas.

The Strategic Core Area CIP is currently under review. Several amendments to the plan are being considered including the creation of three new grant programs. Program details and eligibility requirements have not been finalized. Please call (807) 625-2216 to request more information about these changes.

Project areas

The North Core, South Core, and Westfort Business Area are designated as CIP project areas.


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