Community Improvement Programs

Community revitalization is the catalyst for growth from within and a key element in attracting development.

The City of Cornwall maintains three programs designed to encourage and assist property owners to improve their properties, and by extension, improve their local communities. You can learn more about our Community Improvement Programs by downloading the brochure:

Heart of the City Program

Cornwall’s Heart of the City initiative supports revitalization projects that occur in the central core, or “Heart of the City”. the Heart of the City program has a number of tools to help landowners undertake property improvements, upgrades and renovate commercial properties and ancillary residential units, with a special focus on aesthetic improvements for store fronts.

Brownfields Program

Cornwall’s Brownfields initiative supports remediation to help developers revitalize brownfield sites in the city. each program is designed to further the specific goal of redeveloping and re-using brownfield sites which are blighted by the effects of environmental contamination. Brownfields are abandoned, vacant, derelict or underutilized commercial and industrial properties, where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination.

Renaissance Housing Program

Cornwall’s Renaissance initiative supports revitalization projects for residential properties located in the designated area from First Street, south to the waterfront, between and including Adolphus and St. Felix Streets.

Downloadable Information

Click on the following links to download more information.

More Information

Contact Dana McLean for more information on this program:

Dana McLean
Development Officer
City of Cornwall
100 Water St East
Cornwall, Ontario
613-930-2787 ext 2105