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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Hanover has prepared a draft Community Improvement Plan (CIP) in accordance with the Town's Official Plan under Section 28 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. Hanover Council will hold an electronic public meeting to receive public comments on the draft Community Improvement Plan on:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Please click the link below to join the meeting:
Passcode: 577515
Or Telephone:
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US: +1 929 205 6099 (long distance charges will apply)
For a copy of the full Notice, click here

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool where municipal staff and economic developers can work to develop criteria and incentives targeting specific types of growth and investment. The CIP for the Town has been prepared to serve as a long-term strategy with a life span of 10 years to:

• Increase attainable housing stock, including secondary suites, multi-unit housing, purpose built rental housing, rooming house developments and apartment dormitory style developments;
• Promote the redevelopment and/or conversion of brownfield, vacant, and grey field properties;
• Support downtown revitalization of store fronts, publicly used frontages, and streetscapes;
• Support the adaptive re-use and improvements of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings;
• Assist new business start-up for interior leasehold or accessibility improvements for commercial space or live/work space;
• Encourage upgrades and investment in destination infrastructure, and promoting intensification in targeted areas (as per the results of the Town of Hanover’s 2019 Local Growth Management Strategy – Scoped Comprehensive Review);
• Enhance public/private partnerships to clean-up and/or rehabilitate priority and municipally-owned and acquired sites; and
• Assist the business community and acquire lands for the purposes of developing, creating physical change, and job creation.
The Purpose and The Effect of the Community Improvement Plan is to establish a set of financial incentive programs aimed at encouraging private investment to undertake many of the above noted activities and when adopted by Council, will be implemented by inserting this CIP into the Town of Hanover's Official Plan.The entire Town of Hanover will be the designated area covered by the CIP.

ANY INTERESTED PERSONS can submit written comments via email directly to or mail your comments to Brian Tocheri, CAO/Clerk, Town of Hanover, 341 10th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1P5 by noon on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the draft Community Improvement Plan.

ADDITIONAL information is available for public viewing on the Town of Hanover’s website at:, or by contacting April Marshall, Economic Development Manager at 519-364-2780 X 1253 or

Dated at the Town of Hanover
this 1st day of October, 2020.

To view the full version of the draft Town of Hanover Community Improvement Plan, click here.

 Community Profile

Community Profile cover pageDid you know that we are a Gig Community? Together with Wightman Telecom, we are ensuring connection to the fastest broadband speeds available. We are also a proud part of Grey County, Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2017!

Whether businesses are looking for an Industrial or Downtown setting, we are open for business! Join us for an array of dining, service and entertainment options, as well as some great shopping. We have over 500 businesses from our vibrant downtown to our busy commercial corridor and business park. There's a bit of history, local celebration, entertainment and an all around good time in whatever has brought you here and in what you decide to do. Our people make our community exceptional and we invite you to discover more Hanover.

We are investing in, and for our businesses. Launched in 2014, the Façade Incentive Program has supported a diverse and creative range of projects that have made a significant contribution to the vibrancy of our downtown. The Town of Hanover has invested approximately $235,000 into the grant incentive program that has resulted in over $800,000 in improvements to downtown properties. Through all four intakes, a 3:1 private to public investment has been made with a majority of the money being retained in the community. Stay tuned as we explore opportunities to continue and expand on the success of the program!  

Looking for a property? Please visit our Lands & Buildings page to see what properties are currently available for sale or lease.

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Opportunities for our Business Community!

  1. Saugeen Economic Development Corporation, A Community Futures Development Corporation - Working in Partnership for the Communities' Future, SEDC exists to promote sustainable economic and social development throughout the region.

  2. The Business Enterprise Centre - Helping local business owners and startups with information, tools, and guidance for their business.

  3. ManufacturingGPS - A fully searchable, online Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) system - tracking key workforce trends and occupational intelligence, providing critical information needed to help grow productivity and build competitiveness.

  4. Four County Labour Market Planning Board - The Workforce Planning Board provides relevant information on industry and employment factors that adds value to economic and education planning at the grass roots. With this up-to-date information you can better budget for issues affecting the growth and development of your local company and economy.

    Hiring Trends Quarterly Reports

Saugeen Connects Logo In March of 2017 the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and the 5 municipalities of Hanover, Minto, Brockton, Wellington North and West Grey banded together in a partnership to create a project called “Saugeen Connects”. The mission was to collaborate and positively impact area economic growth, support youth retention and development, support growth and retention of businesses; and to integrate efforts to leverage immigrant attraction to the area as residents, workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, operators and investors.

Learn more about this initiative that connects business through SuccessionMatching, Immigration, Youth and Women –

Does your business have a succession plan? Are you thinking about retiring or selling your farm or business? Learn more about SuccessionMatching!

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Saugeen Connects Launches Student Start-up Program,  A Chance for Youth to Receive Grants to Try Self-Employment





Women of Wellington Saugeen Area (WOWSA) aims to inspire, empower and connect women in business in the County of Wellington and Saugeen River region in Ontario by providing creative education and networking events. 

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Are you a freelancer, telecommuter, start up... working from home? If you're interested in sharing a workspace, Aaron Mader of Litiks is your guy! Aaron is looking to start a co-working space in Hanover. For more information, please visit: to connect with Aaron.

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Your next career awaits you in Hanover!

Housing in Hanover

  1. Looking for a property? Please visit our Lands & Buildings page to see what properties are currently available for sale or lease.
  2. Realtor Commercial Listings 

Youth Skills Development

Launch Pad Youth Activity & Technology Centre 

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This Centre, only the second in Canada, brings together technology, arts, culture, trades and training under one roof as we work to reduce the skills gap by connecting young talent with employers. We’re beyond excited to bring this Centre to Hanover to serve our community and region.

Introducing a safe and dedicated space for youth to explore their potential is a dream come true. If you’d like to learn more or find out how you can get involved, please contact Launch Pad at 519.506.6300 or and visit the official website,

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Made in Grey 

Hanover is a proud member municipality of Grey County. To learn more about our regional economic development efforts, visit and access: 

  • Key Industries
  • Resources
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Lands & Buildings
  • News/Events
  • Business Listings 
  • Business Enterprise Centre 

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