The City has embarked on a new Downtown revitalization strategy which seeks to encourage new private sector investment into existing buildings throughout the Downtown area. As well, to compliment potential private sector investment, the City is seeking to cultivate a 'sense of place' that instills a feeling of safety, age-friendliness, and promotes opportunities for social gathering and interaction. This sense of place will be achieved through targeted investments in streetscape amenities such as boulevard improvements, furniture, plantings and waste receptacles.
View Downtown Development Map
On February 3, 2014, City Council approved a Downtown Community Improvement Plan
(DCIP), which proposes a series of initiatives aimed at revitalizing the Downtown area.
As part of the Downtown CIP, we have established a number of financial incentive programs to catalyze private sector investments downtown.
View Financial Incentive Programs.
For more information, contact:
Victoria Prouse, MPI
Project Coordinator - Downtown Development Initiative