Five projects in downtown Orillia received a financial boost today thanks to the City of Orillia’s Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan (DTCIP).
Mayor Steve Clarke announced approximately $60,000 in funding as part of the first intake of the DTCIP Grant Program launched in January 2017. The program includes financial incentives designed to stimulate development in the City’s core.
“The Downtown Tomorrow Grant Program allows businesses in the core of our city to undertake projects that they may not have otherwise been able to fund,” said Mayor Clarke. “Council is making a number of strategic investments in the downtown waterfront area and we want to help small businesses do the same. Working together with our local businesses will result in a stronger, more vibrant downtown that will ultimately attract new residents, visitors and businesses to the area.”
The first five recipients of the DTCIP Grant Program are:
|· 162 Mississaga St. E. – $24,050
o Renovations required to facilitate a new
o Façade improvements, flooring, wastewater treatment analysis and design
|· 42 Mississaga St. W. – $4,245
o Impression House
o Stair replacement and façade improvements
|· 27 Mississaga St. E. – $20,570
o Rehabilitation of a unit previously used for the Marvel Beauty School
o Façade improvements, flooring, HVAC installation
|· 17 Mississaga St. W. – $601
o Crossroads Staffing
o Signage replacement and façade repairs
|· 53 Andrew St. S. – $9,600
o Renovations of an existing building, which now houses the Enertest Corporation
o Façade improvements, HVAC installation
There is approximately $125,000 in DTCIP grant funding remaining for 2017. The second intake deadline is April 30, 2017, and the third intake deadline is October 31, 2017. Pre-consultations with the City’s Economic Development Department are mandatory and businesses are encouraged to apply to the earliest possible intake as funds are limited for this competitive program.
For more information on the DTCIP Grant Program, contact the City of Orillia Economic Development Office at 705-325-4900, or visit orillia.ca/investdowntown.