Applications now being accepted for Community Improvement Plan projects

(Barrie, ON) The City of Barrie’s new Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is now open for applications. The CIP offers financial incentives for eligible projects that target key planning and growth management objectives for development within Barrie. This includes affordable housing projects, brownfield site redevelopment, and mixed-use developments within the Urban Growth Centre, key intensification areas and the preservation of heritage buildings.

There are three grant programs available through the CIP:The Redevelopment Grant Program 

This program provides incentives to promote the redevelopment of underutilized sites within the Urban Growth Centre and Strategic Growth Areas to help create a more complete community.

The Preservation of Built Heritage Grant Program

This program provides financial assistance to renovate bildings that are on the municipal heritage register.

The Affordable Housing Development Grant Program 

This program provides incentives to promote the development of affordable housing units, based on a definition of “affordable” that allows the City to address the full range of housing. These projects also target housing solutions for the low and low-moderate income households in the community and/or encourage the construction of long-term rental units.

CIP grant applications can be made through the APLI (Applications, Permits, Licenses and Inspections) customer portal

The first intake of grant applications will be accepted until March 31.

For more information on CIP grant programs,  


Media Contact
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4578