Programs and Incentives

The City of St. Catharines provides a variety of financial incentive programs to the private sector through its Community Improvement Plan to encourage development and redevelopment in the downtown.

Grant programs offered include:

  • Residential Conversion and Intensification Grant
  • Residential Construction Grant
  • Fa├žade Improvement Grant
  • Brownfield Financial Tax Assistance
  • Brownfield Tax Increment Based Incentive Grant
  • Tax Increment Based Incentive Grant
  • Municipal Application and Permit Fees Refund

If you would like to know more about these programs and incentives, contact:

Community Renewal Co-ordinator
Planning and Development Services
City of St. Catharines
PO Box 3012, 50 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Tel: 905.688.5601 x 1723

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