Public Meeting: Have Your Voice Heard on Community Improvement and Affordable Housing

The Town of Saugeen Shores is holding a public meeting to get community input on a new Community Improvement Program (CIP).
On Monday, July 15th, the Public Meeting to consider updates to the Community Improvement Plan (CIP), pursuant to provisions under Section 28(4) of the Ontario Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 13., is a required statutory public meeting.
The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) will apply to all lands within the Town of Saugeen Shores.
To review a draft of the Community Improvement Plan and submit comments, please visit the project page at Comments may also be submitted to the Clerk by email at  or by phone at 519-832-2008.

The Town wants to create a new Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to support priority development and revitalization projects that align with many of the Town’s — and the County of Bruce’s — priorities, including:

  • Revitalizing store fronts and streetscapes in our two downtowns (Port Elgin & Southampton), as well as reducing the number of vacant storefronts,
  • Increasing the number of affordable/attainable homes in Saugeen Shores,
  • Promoting the development of vacant or under-utilized properties and encourage/attract investment,
  • Increasing projects that add value to the agricultural sector, promote agritourism, and improve facilities.

The new CIP will also align with Bruce County’s recently enhanced Spruce the Bruce program.

The updated CIP will replace the three (3) previously development CIPs and will allow for increased access by businesses and property owners in the municipality to apply for potential municipal funding opportunities and Bruce County’s Spruce the Bruce Program.
An individual or public body that does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Town of Saugeen Shores before the by-law that adopts the CIP is passed, is NOT entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Town of Saugeen Shores to the Ontario Land Tribunal.
Comments and opinions submitted on these matters, including the originator’s name and address, become part of the public record, may be viewed by the public and may be published in a staff report and Council Agenda. All members of the public are welcome to attend.