Town Centre Community Improvement Plan and Incentive Programs

The City of Greater Sudbury has developed a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for Town Centres within the City of Greater Sudbury to:

  • Enhance pedestrian friendly commercial areas to attract people and new business;
  • Address commercial and residential vacancy issues by improving the building stock; and
  • Rehabilitate older, mixed used (and preferably multi storey) building stock and to promote the creation of additional residential dwelling units.

Town Centre Community Improvement Plan (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Town Centre Community Improvement Plan Brochure (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Expression of Interest - Town Centre Community Improvement Plan

The City will be holding a series of Expression of Interest Information Sessions for the Town Centre Community Improvement Plan:

Location Date
Onaping Community Centre Main Hall
2 Hillside Avenue, Onaping
Monday September 24, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.
Chelmsford Community Centre Hall
215 Edward Avenue, Chelmsford
Tuesday September 25, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.
Capreol Community Centre Hall
20 Meehan Street, Capreol
Wednesday September 26, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.
Provincial Board Rooms C-D,
Tom Davies Square,
200 Brady Street, Sudbury
Thursday September 27, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.
McClelland Community Centre Hall
1 Garrow Road, Copper Cliff
Friday September 28, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.

The City has received funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs through the Main Street Revitalization Initiative to fund projects under the Town Centre Community Improvement Plan.
The intake period for applications will begin October 1, 2018 and end December 1, 2018


The Town Centre CIP applies to certain properties within the town centres of Capreol, Chelmsford, Levack, Flour Mill, Lively, Copper Cliff and Kathleen Street.

Current Incentive Programs

Six financial incentive programs are available under the Town Centre Community Improvement Plan to help stimulate rehabilitation and redevelopment in the applicable Town Centres. The available programs are:

  • Tax increment Equivalent Grant Program
  • Planning and Building Fees Rebate Program (up to $5000 maximum)
  • Feasibility Study Grant (up to $5000 maximum)
  • Facade Improvement Program (50% of estimated cost up to $15,000 maximum)
  • Multi-Residential Interest-Free Loan Program
  • Residential incentive Program (Per door grant)

How to Apply

  • Contact Melissa Riou to arrange for a pre-consultation meeting.
  • Fill out the application form and deliver to Melissa Riou in person, by email or by fax.
  • All applications will be reviewed by staff and are subject to Council approval.