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Business Development Assistance

With financial institutions, office supply stores and post office services, business owners can take care of ‘business’ at a convenient and less hurried pace. Aylmer is a community that prides itself on supporting local. Our Chamber of Commerce and local BIA offer services to knit businesses into the community while supporting their endeavours. In Aylmer, community spirit and support is hallmark to our hometown.

Elgincentives Community Improvement Project

Want to expand your business or give your building a much-needed facelift? You could be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in financial assistance for converting converting vacant space into new commercial space, upgrading your façade, signage and property and more!

Pre-consultation for projects is required. If you are an Elgin County business owner and have a project you would like to review for possible financial support, please contact the office at 519-631-1460, ext. 133 or [email protected].

For more information, visit

2023 Elgincentives CIP Financial Incentives Application Package

Infrastructure & Hometown Service

Aylmer is very proud of the quality of its infrastructure and its capacity to deliver almost unlimited resources for its business customers.

Our location on Highway #3 as well as our close proximity to Highway 401 provides Aylmer with convenient access to major transportation corridors.

Water is received from Lake Erie, sewage is treated at municipal facilities, telephone service, including fiber optics, is provided by a local phone company, natural gas is provided by a local supplier and our electricity is provided by a local distribution company, Erie Thames Powerlines.

Business Supports

The Aylmer Chamber of Commerce is a forum for networking, political policy change, a unified voice and a promotional tool to attract people to the area. Monthly events organized by the Chamber are helpful to meet local business owners and promote local businesses.

51 Talbot Street East
Aylmer, ON N5H 1H3
Phone: 519-773-5655
Fax: 519-773-5622
Email: [email protected]

Aylmer Chamber of Commerce

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Starting a Business

Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.

Business Grants and Financing

BizPal is a convenient, time saving online service that will help you figure out what permits and licences you need from the government of Canada, the Ontario government and participating local governments, including the Town of Aylmer.

Best of all, it’s free!

The Elgin Business Resource Centre provides business support services through one-on-one counselling, networking, workshops and self-employment training programs.

New and existing businesses in Aylmer and surrounding area can take advantage of the Elgin Business Resource Centre that provides services such as:

  • Business loans
  • Business Counselling
  • Self-Employment Training
  • Office Space
  • Meeting Room Rental
  • Networking Events

Elgin Business Resource Centre

51 Talbot Street East
Aylmer, ON N5H 1H3
519-633-7597 ext. 337
Toll Free: 1-877-450-2128

Elgin Business Resource Centre Website

Information for entrepreneurs who want to start and run a business in Ontario. Learn how to register your business, apply for funding and tax credits, and get free, personalized help to start your business.

Provincial Business Guide

Elgin/St.Thomas Small Business Enterprise Centre

Rural Economic Development Grant

Sand Plain Community Development Fund

Southwestern Ontario Development Program

Contact Town of Aylmer Staff

Chief Administrative Officer
46 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, ON N5H 1J7
519-773-3164 Ext. 4901

Director of Corporate/Legislative Services
46 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, ON N5H 1J7
519-773-3164 Ext. 4911

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