Community Improvement Plan Program

Mansion House restaurant in the distance on High Street in Sutton and lady making a shopping transaction in boutiqueGrants for businesses in Georgina's Business Improvement Areas

The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is intended to improve a defined area within a community that has been identified as in need of revitalization. Community Improvement Plan will articulate visions for Uptown Keswick, Downtown Sutton and Downtown Jackson’s Point, and establish a strategy for their revitalization, including the use of financial incentives for the private sector to stimulate redevelopment and facilitate property improvements. 

The purpose of this Community Improvement Plan for Uptown Keswick, Sutton and Jackson’s Point is to establish an environment that can support an evolution in the structure and image of these downtown commercial areas in Georgina. This evolution is necessary to ensure that they can all serve as assets for the entire Town, for their individual communities and to ensure that they achieve their potential to attract tourists and new businesses.

The Town of Georgina has four CIP grants that business owners and commercial property owners within the designated boundaries can apply for. 

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Information on Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Program Grants

Please Note: The Community Improvement Plan application must be submitted and approved before any work begins on your improvement project.

Facade Building Grant

The Facade Building Grant promotes the sensitive redesign of existing building façades to enhance the existing image of the area. All applications for this grant will be considered by an Internal Review Team, subject to the availability of funding. The grant will be up to a maximum of $5,000 or 50 per cent of the cost of the improvement, whichever is less.

Facade Grant Application

Heritage Building Grant

The Heritage Building Grant provides existing building owners/building operators with a financial incentive to improve the appearance of existing heritage building façades through work that, for example, conserves or enhances designated attributes, conservation of significant exterior architectural features, the re-creation of documented historical features, exterior painting in documented historical colours, Structural Repairs, etc. All applications for this grant will be considered, subject to the availability of funding, by an Internal Review Team and the Heritage Committee. The grant will be up to a maximum of $5,000 or 50 per cent of the cost of the improvement, whichever is less.

Heritage Grant Application

Landscape Improvement Grant

The Landscape Grant promotes the establishment of enhanced landscaping, such as the reconstruction of pedestrian pathways, sustainable landscape initiatives, and portable and permanent planters, to improve the existing image of the area. All applications for this grant will be considered by an Internal Review Team, subject to the availability of funding. The grant will be up to a maximum of $2,000 or 50 per cent of the cost of the improvement, whichever is less.

Landscape Grant Application

Accessibility Improvement Grant

The Accessibility Improvement Grant promotes improved accessibility to existing buildings within Uptown Keswick, Sutton and Jackson's Point. All applications for this grant will be considered by an Internal Review Team, subject to the availability of funding. Accessibility Improvements must follow the Accessibility Requirements in the Ontario Building Code in order to be approved. The grant would be up to a maximum of $5,000 or 50 per cent of the cost of the improvement, whichever is less.

Accessibility Grant Application

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