Grants in lieu of building fees


There are so many great reasons to breathe new life into old buildings - heritage preservation, community improvement - and cost savings.

To help stimulate redevelopment and renovation of buildings in the heart of our city, we offer grants in lieu fees for building permits, to a maximum of $1,000 per street address, per year, associated with retail, restaurant and businesses specializing in personal services within the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) area.

What permit fees are eligible for the grants?

You can apply to be reimbursed for the following fees:

  • Building permits
  • Demolition permits
  • Sign permits
  • Occupancy permits

How to apply

For more information and application forms, please contact Hilary Abel at 519-741-2200 ext. 7064.

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