Brampton gets $945K grant for Main Street revitalization project
Published January 25, 2022 at 10:07 am
The City of Brampton will be giving a facelift to six main street communities thanks to a $945,000 grant.
Part of the My Main Street Local Business Accelerator program, the funds will help support new and existing Brampton small businesses in and around Downtown, Mount Pleasant, Uptown, Kennedy Road, Bramalea GO and Queen Street.
These six main street communities will be supported by a dedicated Main Street Ambassador within the City’s Economic Development Office, and the communities will also receive customized market research, data analysis and funding contributions.
The revitalization project will run over next two years and will focu on developing inclusive local main streets while providing residents, entrepreneurs, and businesses with economic opportunities.
The My Main Street initiative is a partnership Government of Canada, the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO), and will help bennefit 65 main street communities and more than 650 local businesses across southern Ontario.
The program was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Mayor Patrick Brown said the $945,000 grant will “support local business and elevate market opportunities in our great city.”
“Brampton is a City of Opportunities, and we are dedicated to supporting our local businesses as we work to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, together,” Brown said in a statement.
The city said the six main street communities will be supported by a dedicated Main Street Ambassador within the City’s Economic Development Office.
The two-year program is a $23.25 million investment to support the recovery and revitalization of main streets and local businesses in southern Ontario through two program streams.
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