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Greater Sudbury

Downtown Community Improvement Plan

Project # 13 of the Downtown Sudbury Master Plan

Current Status: In progress

What is the Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP)?

Downtowns are the historic and symbolic heart of a community, the reflection of a city’s image, a demonstration of its pride and prosperity. They are a meeting place for the entire city, where all types of people come together to celebrate and share common experiences.

A healthy, active, successful downtown sends a positive message about the growth of a city to future and current residents, visitors, businesses, and investors.

The Downtown Master Plan outlines recommendations to update the City’s financial incentive framework for downtown. In addition to these recommendations, City staff met with developers and community stakeholders to get their feedback on the existing incentive framework. These recommendations have been considered as part of the development of the proposed Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

The Downtown CIP will outline concrete actions and initiatives to ensure the future of our downtown is bright.

Some of the highlights of the proposed Downtown CIP include:

  • A revised Tax Increment Equivalent Grant framework
  • Residential Development Incentives
  • A Façade Improvement Grant
  • A Feasibility Grant Program
  • A Planning and Building Permit Fee Rebate Program

Click here to view the draft Downtown CIP.

Click here to view the Map

We want to hear what you have to say:

It’s important that the Downtown CIP reflects the needs of the community, which is why we are looking for your comments on the proposed Plan.

Your feedback will be considered as part of the recommended CIP proposed for adoption by City Council in fall 2016. Prior to a recommendation to Council, the Planning Committee will hold a Public Hearing to receive the views of the public on Monday, September 26, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury.

Public Sessions:

Residents are invited to drop in during a public session to speak with staff, and view and comment on the proposed Downtown CIP.


Public Session 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Public Session 2: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Both public sessions will be held in Provincial Boardroom B at Tom Davies Square, located at 200 Brady St. in Sudbury.

Residents who are unable to attend a public session can submit their comments online by clicking here. Paper forms can be picked up at Citizen Service Centre and Library locations throughout the community. 

Click here for more information on the Downtown Master Plan.

Click here for the June 27, 2016, report and presentation to Council.