The St. Lawrence County Seat

Community Vision and Plans

Canton adopted a Comprehensive Plan, a joint effort of the Town and Villages of Canton and Rensselaer Falls, in October 2019 to serve as a road map for the communities’ future.

Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Appendices

It had been decades since the last comprehensive plan was written, and considerable discussion and planning transpired over the years, culminating in community action plans, economic development plans, waterfront revitalization plans, and more. Below are other important plans that chart the community’s future.

A Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan for the Oswegatchie River is being developed in partnership with the Village of Rensselaer Falls, Town of Dekalb, Village of Richville, Town of Oswegatchie and Village of Heuvelton. Part 1 of the plan can be viewed here.

Canton is also pursuing the designation of two Brownfield Opportunity Areas, one in the Village of Canton and one in Pyrites. More information on Brownfield plans can be found here.