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Testimonials

Read the stories of just a few of the Caledon property and business owners who have benefited from the CIP Financial Incentive Grants.

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Paul Morin

Paul Morin Paul Morin, artist, writer, and teacher, has had his business, Paul Morin Studio, in the Alton Mill Arts Centre for years. When he saw an opportunity to purchase a beautiful historic building in the same village, it captured his imagination, but he knew the cost of the renovations would be a challenge.

He learned of the grants available through the Six Villages Community Improvement Plan (CIP), met with staff and submitted a complete application.

Paul applied for the following grant programs:                 Hear Paul's CIP story     

  • Property Conversion and Reuse
  • Energy Efficiency Retrofit
  • Planning and Building Fee

Paul was approved for $4,979.43 which was used toward the next phase of his improvements.

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Donna Pace

Donna Pace - jade Holistic spa ownerDonna Pace, owner Jade Holistic Spa, moved into her new location at 50 Queen Street N (rear unit), Bolton in 2015. She knew that the space would create a serene and relaxing environment for her clientele. This property is owned by Guila Investments Inc. who applied for the Bolton Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Grants in late 2014.

Guila Investments Inc applied for the following grant programs:                                                                              See how CIP helped

  • Building and Façade Improvement
  • Application and Permit Fee 

After the required pre-consultation meeting with Town staff to discuss the plan for improvement, a complete application was received in October and approved in November, 2014.

The project was completed in March, 2015. An investment of close to $40,000 was made by the owner of the property and grants totaling $12,700 were received from the Town of Caledon. In return, a business owner is enjoying success in a beautiful space and the owner has increased the value of his property, has a very happy tenant and the area fronting the municipal parking lot has been improved.

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Dr. David Bettio 

Dr. Bettio - CIP photo thumbnail

In 2013, Dr. David Bettio owner/operator of Bolton Vision Centre purchased 238 Queen Street S to be the new location for his business. The site needed major renovations.

Fortunately, Dr. Bettio learned about the grants available through the Bolton Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

 Dr. Bettio applied for the following grants:                   Hear Dr. Bettio's CIP story

  • Building and Façade Improvement (and sign)
  • Application and Permit Fee
  • Landscape Improvement 
  • Energy Efficiency Retrofit

After meeting with Town staff to discuss the plan for improvement, a complete application was received in May, 2014 and approved two weeks later.

After unexpected delays, the project was finally completed in 2016. An investment of close to $250,000 was made and grants totaling close to $40,000 were received from the Town of Caledon. Dr. Bettio is now enjoying renewed business success in a beautiful space and has vastly increased the value of his property. The community has also benefited from the revitalization of this corner lot in the commercial area with a building which is now energy efficient, attractive and fully accessible.

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Bob Inman Rob Inman

Northwest Holdings Ltd. has been developing properties in Bolton for many years. The father and son team of Bob and Paul Inman take great pride in the properties they develop and maintain.

The availability of Financial Incentive Grants through the Bolton Community Improvement Plan (CIP) set in motion improvements to the landscape, façade, and energy efficiency at several properties.

                                                                                                 Hear Bob's story

The most recent project was a green field development at the corner of Simona Drive and Pillsworth completed in May, 2017. With the purchase of the land and development of 3 multi-unit buildings the investment is in the millions. Grants totaling $35,000.00 were received from the Town of Caledon which offset the cost of development charges and application fees.

This development is used as an example of good industrial/commercial urban design and increases the inventory of available industrial units for lease.

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About the CIP Financial Incentive Programs:

Caledon Council has adopted 3 CIPs:

The Financial Incentive Programs within these plans, for the most part, are for commercial/industrial properties within designated areas in these settlement areas.

For more information about the CIPs contact: Sandra Dolson, Economic Development Officer (905) 584-2272 x. 4152

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