Bringing Broadway Back to Beautiful - The Future of Downtown Wawa


Municipality of Wawa Downtown Community Improvement Plan 

The Municipality is updating the Downtown Wawa Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to recommend ways that we can improve the area and add financial incentive programs to bring new business, housing and property improvements along Broadway Avenue.

Wawa’s Downtown, the area along Broadway Avenue between Lady Dunn Health Centre and the United Church, is an important part of the community. The area is a prime location for businesses that create jobs and pay property taxes.

The downtown is truly special and is an important place for the community of Wawa. The goal of the Downtown CIP is to return the vibrant atmosphere, improve the appearance, as well as attract new business, retain current business and to ensure the area attracts new residents, tourists, entrepreneurs, and artists to Wawa.

Anyone wishing to get involved and help Bring Broadway Back to Beautiful is welcomed to participate through a variety of ways, including completing the online surveys by following the link below:

Community Improvement Plan

Wawa CIP - Urban Design Guidelines



A Community Improvement Plan or CIP is a planning tool

permitted under Section 28 of the Ontario Planning 

CIP diagram Act. CIPs also include financial incentives, which are legislated under Section 365.1 of the Municipal Act.

CIP's can provide several benefits for a community, including:

  • Stimulation of private sector investment in targeted areas through grants and loans from the municipality;
  • Promotions of revitalization and place-making to attract tourism, business investment and economic development opportunities;
  • Promotion of brownfield cleanup and redevelopment;
  • Enhancement of streetscapes and building facades; and
  • Effective use of community infrastructure


The CIP will apply to all private properties located within the boundaries of the Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA).   


please see map of Community Improvement Area


A Background Report will be made available in November and the draft CIP and Urban Design Guidelines will be made available for comment in early January 2024.
A Public Open House in January 2024 will be scheduled for public input and comment into the draft Plan. The Final CIP will be considered for Council adoption in March 2024.
Please check this website regularly for updates and ways that you can participate.
If you want to share comments or would like more information about the Wawa Downtown CIP;
Jessie Labonte
Economic Development Assistant
P: 705-856-2244 ext. 232


The Municipality of Wawa recognizes that the Wawa Community Improvement Plan Area is in the Robinson-Superior Treaty territory and the land is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, including Michipicoten First Nation