Economic Development News

October 2022

October 16th to the 22nd is Small Business Week. Join us in celebrating and recognizing our small businesses that make up this great community!

We are excited to share this update on events, supports, grants, and news that may be of interest to you and your business. If you have any questions, please reach out to Cherie Leslie, Community Economic Development Coordinator by e-mail.
Grey Bruce Small Business Week Celebration advertisement. Click for details and to register.

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Kincardine Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
The Municipality of Kincardine is developing a new Community Improvement Plan to attract investment and foster economic growth. A CIP can include incentive programs, like grants and loans, to stimulate private sector investment for things like:
  • business façade improvements
  • business signage and awnings 
  • accessibility enhancements
  • agri-tourism
  • affordable housing
  • energy efficiency upgrades
  • business attraction
We want your feedback on the new CIP programs. Please complete the short survey by clicking the button below and visit our Community Improvement Plan webpage for more details.
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Comprehensive Zoning By-Law Review.
The Municipality of Kincardine is working with MHBC Planning to update the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law. This document specifies the permitted land uses on property (e.g. commercial, agricultural, industrial or residential) and regulates things such as building heights, lot coverage and property line setbacks.   

Check out our interactive zoning map and learn more about this project on

Downtown Kincardine Queen Street Reconstruction Project

Thanks for attending our Open House on September 21. If you missed the event, the information is posted on our Downtown Kincardine Queen Street Reconstruction Project webpage.

B.M. Ross and Associates, the engineers, and the landscape architect are advancing designs and we look forward to sharing more details about this project in the coming months. 
Map illustration the construction area along Queen Street in Downtown Kincardine.
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Kincardine Waterfront Master Plan
In August, we invited you to an Open House about our Waterfront Master Plan. We've gathered what we heard from those meetings and are ready to get together again!

Kincardine Waterfront Master Plan Engagement Evening
Wednesday, November 2nd, at 6 p.m.
at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine Hall

There will be presentation and a chance for you to interact with staff from the Municipality of Kincardine and pl.ural. We hope to see you there!

"Ring My Bell" Campaign

As part of our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) in our communities, we've launched “Ring My Bell”. The campaign offers free, wireless doorbells to local businesses, which customers can ring when they need help to enter. Thanks to Kincardine Canadian Tire for supporting this campaign!

For more information or to request a 'free' wireless doorbell for your business, visit our IDEA webpage or contact us by e-mail.
Request a Free Doorbell
Kincardine & District Chamber of Commerce logo.

News from the Kincardine & District Chamber of Commerce

The Kincardine & District Chamber of Commerce continues to welcome new members to the organization. Learn more about the Chamber by visiting their website at connect with them via email. The Chamber is a not-for-profit organization through which business and professional people work together for the common good of the community.  

Mark your calendar! The Community Achievement Awards are scheduled for October 15th at 6 p.m. at Ainsdale Golf Course.

Bruce Huron Food Tour

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kincardine and District (BBBSKD) has launched a coupon booklet to raise funds to support their Mentoring Programs. The booklet features local businesses in Bruce and Huron counties, including Kincardine, Goderich, Wingham, Walkerton, and surrounding areas. Coupon booklets are available for pick up at BBBSKD Office in Kincardine. 

Order Coupon Booklet


Digital Transformation Grant 4.0

Local brick-and-mortar small businesses looking to improve their online presence can apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant to set-up and maintain:   

  • Social media presence;  
  • A new or improved website;
  • Basic e-commerce enabled on a website; 
  • Other applications to increase online presence. 

The grant application portal is now open and applications will be accepted until October 31, 2022, or until funds are exhausted. For more information on the program or for assistance with the application process, please contact Luke Price

Apply for the Digital Transformation Grant
Spruce the Bruce Grants

Applications are now open! Bruce County's Spruce the Bruce program provides funding to help downtown business owners to spruce up their storefront with the following:

  • Façade Building Improvements Grant
  • Fascia Signage Grant
  • Perpendicular Signage Grant
  • Awning Grant
  • Patio Installation Grant
  • Community Marketing Grant
Apply Now!

Tourism Innovation Lab

The County of Bruce has launch the Spark Tourism Grant with a goal to inspire Bruce County residents (full or part-time), entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profit organizations to come forward with creative ideas that will generate sustainable tourism opportunities, experiences and partnerships.

They are also encouraging existing tourism operators to think about offering more experiential, unique or enhanced activities and eco-friendly options so that we can expand beyond high season, increase year-round visitors and spending, and spread our existing market to destinations across Bruce County.

Application Deadline: October 20, 2022

Apply Now!

Business and Development News

Bar Burrito logo.
Kwe Beauty logo.

Please join us in welcoming the following new and expanding businesses: 

  • BarBurrito - 960 Queen St. Kincardine - coming soon
  • Kwe Beauty - 325 Lambton St. Unit 4B
  • New residential subdivision in Tiverton receives approval from Council.
Are you opening a new business, expanding or looking for a new location in the Municipality? Reach out to Cherie Leslie, Community Economic Development Coordinator.
Build, Reno, Demo and Property Taxes.
If you are planning interior or exterior renovations, including the installation of exterior signage, please visit our website or contact Tracey in Development Services at 519-396-3468 ext. 7124 to obtain the necessary permits. 

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