Tax increment grants

Brownfields Community Improvement Plan

The Brownfields Community Improvement Plan (BCIP) is a joint tax increment grant provided by the Region of Waterloo and the City of Waterloo. The program is designed to offset costs that brownfield properties incur due to their industrial, manufacturing or commercial past. Originally approved in 2013, the plan has been extended until September 2024. 

A tax increment grant (TIG) is provided annually until the total eligible remediation cost has been recovered, or to a maximum of 10 annual payments, whichever comes first. For full details, download the Brownfields Community Improvement Plan guide (PDF).

To learn more or apply for the BCIP, contact us at 519-465-5501, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or

Northdale Community Improvement Plan

The Northdale Community Improvement Plan is a TIG to encourage green and sustainable investment in the Northdale neighbourhood. The annual grant offsets increases in property taxes while improving properties in the neighbourhood over time.

Note that an applicant cannot apply for both Northdale and Brownfield improvement plans.

To learn more or apply for the Northdale CIP, contact Joseph Segato at 519-465-5501, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or 

Supporting documents

Application process

  1. Contact us at 519-747-6064 or to schedule a pre-consultation.
  2. Following that meeting, download and complete the application form (PDF).
  3. Submit in person to economic development on the third floor of city hall, or by mail to:

City of Waterloo
ATTN: Economic Development
100 Regina St. S.
PO Box 337, STN Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2J 4A8