Cornwall Business Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current City of Cornwall funding programs, including grants, rebates and other types of financing for businesses.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for City of Cornwall funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

City of Cornwall Mandate

The City of Cornwall’s mission is to provide services that enable a financially, socially and environmentally sustainable community which will care and provide for the needs and values of its residents.

The City’s vision is to be recognized as a welcoming and healthy community with a strong municipal government providing effective services and infrastructure.

City of Cornwall Priorities

The City of Cornwall’s priorities include:

  • Developing waterfront through ownership, partnerships for business, recreational opportunities,
  • Attracting, enhancing workforce that meets demands of local employers,
  • Growing quality of housing stock, including affordable housing,
  • Economic development and pursuing diverse population growth of 50,000, and
  • Being leaders in sustainability and climate change impact.

You can learn about City of Cornwall’s priorities by reading its 2019-22 Strategic Plan.

Types of Funding City of Cornwall Offers

The City of Cornwall offers financial incentives, including grants, rebates and more.

City of Cornwall Funding Programs

Below you will find details about the two programs provided by the City of Cornwall.

  • The Brownfield Program includes the following incentives that help developers revitalize brownfield sites:
  • Rehabilitation Tax Increment Grant
  • Environmental Site Assessment
  • Project Feasibility Study
  • Brownfield Property Tax Cancellation Assistance
  • Municipal Planning / Development Fees Rebate
  • Discretionary Municipal Tipping Fees Grant
  • Payment-in-Lieu of Parkland Dedication Program
  • Cornwall’s Heart of the City Program supports revitalization projects that occur in the central core, or “Heart of the City”. Landowners interested to undertake property improvements might be eligible for the subsequent incentives:
  • Rehabilitation Tax Increment Grant Program
  • Building Restoration & Improvement Program
  • Project Design Study Grant
  • Facade Improvement/ Sign Grant
  • Municipal Planning/Development Fees Grant
  • Discretionary Municipal Tipping Fees Grant

City of Cornwall Contact

Cornwall City Hall:

City of Cornwall
360 Pitt Street
Cornwall, ON
K6J 3P9

Phone: 613-930-2787

Cornwall Economic Development
Choose Cornwall
100 Water St E
Cornwall, ON
K6H 6G4

Phone: (613) 933-0074

City of Cornwall Social Media:


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