Sept 25, 2019 · Brightening West Nipissing’s Downtown Area with Support From the Province


September 25, 2019

Residents and small businesses of Municipality of West Nipissing will soon benefit from the Government of Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative. This initiative makes an investment in Ontario communities’ downtown areas that will help support and grow local businesses through beautification.

The Municipality of West Nipissing has received nearly $50,000 which will be used to light up a section of King Street with decorative lamposts — an idea that was presented to Council by the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2019.

“Our beautification group, many volunteers and local business owners have worked so hard over the last few months to beautify the community. This type of funding adds to our existing efforts and promotes a healthy, thriving downtown area.” — Mayor Joanne Savage, Municipality of West Nipissing

"AMO is pleased that the Government of Ontario has made funding available for our communities’ main street areas, which are often the anchors of local communities. The upfront, allocation-based funding recognizes that municipal governments are in the best position to work with local businesses to identify priority projects for this funding.” – Jamie McGarvey, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)

The funding is made available by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for all single- and lower-tier municipalities to implement local Community Improvement Plans and invest in municipal infrastructure to improve their downtown and main street areas. Funding is upfront, allocation-based and projects are selected by municipal councils.

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