TLTI Briefs

TLTI accepting applications for Community Improvement Plan

The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands has announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Community Improvement Plan.

The plan offers grants for a total of five financial incentive programs. The goal is to enhance one’s business or property and contribute to the overall improvement of the community.

The spring intake is open until May 31 at 4:30 p.m.

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool used by municipalities in Ontario to guide investment, development and revitalization initiatives. A CIP can focus on addressing a range of issues such as main street revitalization, affordable housing development, tourism or brownfield redevelopment through the administration of incentive programs and municipal initiatives.

The CIP applies to the entire township with area-specific criteria.

“This is big for the community,” said Deputy Mayor Terry Fodey.

“With this, along with the new subdivision that will bring more homes and residents to the area, things are looking up for TLTI.”

Applicants must be the owner of the property in order to apply for the CIP. If the applicant is not the owner of the lands, they must provide written consent from the owner to submit the application on their behalf.

To submit an application, contact the Township’s Planning staff, as staff will review the proposed project and discuss specific application requirements.

For inquires, contact Lindsay Lambert, senior planner, at 613-659-2415, ext. 226. Or email

TLTI to end road restrictions as weather warms

The Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands’ operations and infrastructure department has announced that weight restrictions on local roads will be lifted as of April 29 as the weather gets warmer.

Township staff reminds the community to keep a lookout on the township website and social media platforms for further updates.

(Keith Dempsey is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of the Brockville Recorder and Times. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.)

Keith Dempsey, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times