Economic Development News

Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Filming to resume in CambridgeThe film industry in Ontario is resuming as part of the Province’s reopening plan, and Cambridge residents and business owners can expect to see filming crews within the community starting this summer and into the fall.
“Cambridge has many assets that are desirable to the film industry – including historic buildings and bridges in our three downtown core areas and beautiful natural landscapes such as the Grand and Speed Rivers,” said Cambridge Mayor...

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Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2020

CATFCity of Cambridge Council today approved the framework for the Core Areas Transformation Fund (CATF), an initiative that allocates $20M for investments to stimulate economic and residential growth and promote urban vitality in the city’s core areas of Galt, Hespeler and Preston. The Fund was approved in 2019, and the approved framework today sets out how the City will be guided in identifying projects and initiatives that can be used for this core area transformation.
“We...

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Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2020

COVID-19 INVESTCity Staff reported to City Council today on the numerous initiatives and activities that have been implemented to support local businesses and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic through the City’s Economic Response Plan. 
The Plan’s key goals have been to minimize the loss of local business, jobs and development as businesses transition through re-opening and recovery phases, support local businesses with the information they need for safe operation,...

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Posted Monday, June 15, 2020

Digital Main StreetSmall businesses in Cambridge are invited to take advantage of the Digital Main Street platform – a series of grant programs offered by the Ontario government in partnership with the federal government.  These programs will help Ontario small businesses create and enhance their online presence as well as generate student jobs, with the ultimate goal of helping businesses reach more customers.
“We’re delighted that these programs are available to small...

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Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Patio-permitsThe City of Cambridge has implemented a streamlined process and is waiving permit fees to make it faster and easier for restaurant owners to expand or create new patios and outdoor dining areas.
As of Friday, June 12 under Stage 2 of the Province’s reopening plan , outdoor dining services in the Region of Waterloo are permitted to open.  Restaurants and bars, along with patios, have been closed due to provincial orders and public health recommendations on COVID-19.
“By...

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