Community Improvement Plan

The Town of New Tecumseth's Community Improvement Plan (CIP) program promotes the conservation, enhancement, and beautification of buildings and properties in the historic downtowns of Alliston, Beeton, and Tottenham through development incentive grants and loans.

Map of the Community Improvement Plan area for Alliston

Map of the Community Improvement Plan area for Beeton

Map of the Community Improvement Plan area for Tottenham

The Town of New Tecumseth has undertaken a review and update to the current Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The updated CIP was approved by Council on March 15, 2021 and will take effect on January 1, 2022. Until then, applicants are still able to apply under the existing CIP.  

CIP Program Streams

The following grants and loans are available to business and property owners:

Façade Improvement

Our Façade Improvement program covers 50% of eligible costs ($5,000 to $15,000) for upgrading, improving, and restoring the exterior façade of commercial or commercial/residential mixed-use buildings, which preserve and enhance the buildings' heritage appearance and character.

Signage, Awning, & Lighting

Our Signage, Awning, & Lighting grants cover up to 50% of eligible costs ($250 to $2,500) for exterior signage, awning, and decorative lighting quality improvements that complement the historic character of the downtowns.

Parkland Dedication Fee

The Parkland Dedication Fee program grants cover 100% of eligible fees (up to $5,000) for offsetting the costs of developing or redeveloping a property or building.

Planning Application & Building Permit Fee

The Planning Application & Building Permit Fee grants cover 100% of eligible fees (up to $5,000) for offsetting the costs of developing or redeveloping a property or building.

Building Code Upgrades

The Building Code Upgrades program's grants and loans cover up to 50% of eligible costs ($5,000 to $15,000) for improvements and upgrades required to bring existing buildings into compliance with the standards of the Ontario Building Code.

Approval process

  1. Preliminary meeting with Town staff
  2. Submission of a complete application to the Town
  3. Presentation of application in a staff report to Council
  4. Council decision

The process takes around 60 days for Council to make a decision after we receive your completed application. We will provide the grant or loan to you after the work has been completed to the Town's satisfaction.

Apply today

We establish the amount of funding available through the CIP program during the Town's annual budgeting process and it can vary from year-to-year. Once we award all funding, no further applications will receive funding during that calendar year. Fill out the application form to get started.