Downtown Community Improvement Plan

Downtown Community Improvement Plan

On July 14, 2020, City Council adopted the Downtown Community Improvement Plan.   The intent of the Downtown CIP is to target areas in the downtown core that are in transition, need of repair or rehabilitation, and stimulate redevelopment and revitalization, making the downtown inviting to the public. The Downtown CIP allows the City to provide grants and/or tax rebates to assist in the rehabilitation of lands and/or buildings within the Downtown CIP area.

The City of Timmins is currently accepting applications for properties located within the community improvement project area for the following programs:

Building Improvement Grant
Provide a grant opportunity up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $30,000 towards the construction of an addition to an existing building or the construction of a new upper storey residential units or conversions.

Façade Improvement Grant
Provide a grant opportunity up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $15,000 to enhance the outer appearance of buildings in order to foster a unique and coherent atmosphere.

Municipal Fee Rebate Grant
Provide a grant opportunity to reduce costs related to City Planning and Building fees by providing a 100% refund for the following fees related to the development:

  •  Building Permit application fees
  •  Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments
  • Minor Variances
  • Consents
  • Site Plan Control Agreements
  • Deeming By-Laws
  • Part Lot Control By-laws
  • Street Occupancy Permits related to grants defined within this Community Improvement Plan
  • 50% repayment on tipping fees at a City landfill site to a maximum of $5,000 for building demolition where there is new development proposed.

Parking Fee and Transit Grant
Provide grants for employees of new businesses with a 50% reduction in monthly parking passes in municipal parking lots and a 50% reduction in transit fees for monthly transit passes for a period of one-year. Residents in new upper storey residential units shall be eligible for a 50% reduction in transit fees for monthly transit passes.

Safety Improvement Grant
Provide a one-time only grant opportunity up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $5,000 towards the purchase of security measures such as security gates, security camera systems and motion sensor lighting.

Tax Increment Rebate
Provide a five-year phased-in grant opportunity for large scale redevelopment projects (exceeding $500,000) by providing a rebate to offset the City’s portion of tax increases resulting from property improvements or new development.

For additional information and eligibility requirements, please view the Downtown Community Improvement Plan.

To determine whether your property is located within the CIP area, please view Downtown Community Project Area for Timmins, Schumacher and South Porcupine.

A total of $50,000 has been approved by Council for these grants. Completed, eligible applications will be reviewed and approved for funding by the Community and Development Services Department on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

In order to submit an application, please complete the Downtown CIP application form and submit it to the Community Development Planner.

Please contact Dave St.Onge, Community Development Planner, at (705) 360-2600 Ext. 3347 or via email for any questions regarding the Downtown Community Improvement Plan.