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Development Incentives

The City of Windsor provides financial incentives to encourage strategic investments and within a number of core neighbourhoods across the City. Click on the links below to learn more about Windsor’s development incentives and how to apply.

Economic Revitalization
 The Economic Revitalization Community Improvement Plan offers citywide grants to encourage job retention and creation within targeted economic sectors.

Brownfield Redevelopment
The Brownfield Redevelopment Community Improvement Plan (CIP) offers citywide grants and reduced development charges to help offset costs related to studying and cleaning up former industrial and commercial sites.

Downtown Windsor
The Downtown Windsor Enhancement Strategy and Community Improvement Plan offers financial grants for new residential development, building improvements and retail enhancement under several different grant programs specific to the downtown area.

Sandwich Town
The Sandwich CIP offers targeted financial incentive programs to encourage new investment and assist in revitalization efforts aimed at the physical improvement of buildings and properties within this historic neighbourhood.

Ford City
The Ford City Community Improvement Plan offers targeted financial incentive programs aimed at enhancing buildings and properties within the neighbourhood and connecting people with the street.

Main Streets Building Facade
The Windsor Building Facade Improvement Program and Urban Design Guidelines CIP for Main Streets encourages physical improvement of building facades along traditional Main Streets within Business Improvement Areas.

Reducedd Development Charges
Development charges have been significantly reduced for all types of development within the core area of the city. Rates for detached, attached, and multiple dwellings, as well as commercial development are less than 10% of the citywide rates.  Industrial development is exempt from paying development charges.

Heritage Incentives

Incentives are available to properties that are designated on Windsor's Municipal Heritage Register to encourage owners to invest in the conservation of heritage properties.

For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact us at:

Planning & Building Services Department
Planning Division
2nd Floor, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544