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There were 10 applications for the second intake period for 2017 (see link below for first intake). On August 21st, six were approved by Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting and confirmed at the following regular Council meeting.  There were various reasons why the other 4 applications were not approved but Council agreed to allow these applicants to provide additional information so that they could be reviewed and perhaps approved later.  The six approved will receive grants totaling $32,789 and loans totaling $19,637.  One grant approved was for the John Lee company that operates the Jailhouse Inn at 77 Albert Street.  He received a $2,500 study grant for the preparation of a Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment (CHIA) for the property but not yet a grant towards replacement of windows and two verandah roofs.  The CHIA study is a condition of permission to replace the windows.

Approved Projects

Address Owner Grants Current tenants
23-29 King St. W.
Heritage permit approved
(Blue Yonder Productions/Copeman) $5,484 Façade Improvement Grant; $8,650 Building Improvement Grant Brocanier’s Menswear, Van Jewellery, What’s in Store, Skye’s Boutique, Creative Collective
78 and 84 King St. W. (David Sommerville Holdings) $3,815 Façade Improvement Grant; $1,340 Building Improvement Grant Sommerville, 4 Residential (all occupied) and offices on upper floors.
313-315 Division St. (812604 Ontario Ltd./Lovekin) $4,500 Façade Improvement Grant; $7,337 Façade Improvement Loan 4 Residential (all occupied) and Meraki Salon
18 King St. W. (Cortesis) $4,500.00 Façade Improvement Grant; $12,300 Façade Improvement Loan One vacant residential unit and one store (was Paper Lace)
26 Chapel St. (Walker/Kempthorne) $2,000 Façade Improvement Grant
77 Albert St. (1226577 Ontario Ltd.) $2,500 Study Grant Jailhouse Inn and Tavern

It’s good to see the Downtown getting spruced up. Go here for the rules of these grants.

Projects not approved

These could be approved if the concerns are satisfied but no additional applications will be accepted this year.

Address Owner Reason rejected Current tenants
271 Spring Dr. George Tardik Work has already been done – application was too late 5 commercial units – one vacant
25 James St. Trinity Housing of Cobourg Corp. Did not achieve a minimum score.  Score criteria here. Twenty residential units
38 Covert St. 2128317 Ontario (A John Lee company) Application indicates the intention to install exterior cladding but this is not allowed in this Heritage District and no Heritage Permit has been applied for or obtained. Cat & Fiddle pub
2-12 King St. East – 236-250 Division Paul Cultrona A heritage permit has not been received and no quote for work was submitted so approval is premature 19 residential units (7 occupied) and 10 commercial units (5 occupied)

Although these were rejected, it is interesting that there is activity at these locations.  The Town is encouraging these applicants to have further dialogue and will keep their applications open pending more information.

Photos below (from report) of last unapproved application.

CIP King and DivisionCIP King and Division




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