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Port Hope Downtown Revitalization Management Committee launches new website!


Brian MacFarlane, Chair of the committee, stated, “The website will provide you with topical and relevant information, drawing your attention to the latest projects, ideas and developments of this multi faceted project. In addition, the website will offer many opportunities for the public to get involved in our revitalization efforts.”

“The new website will include organized group projects, design input and ideas contests, opportunities to volunteer and get involved in the rebuilding process of our Downtown core. Feedback and comments on projects and ideas is made available to everybody” stated HBIA Chair and committee member Laurie Carr.

A great feature of the new website is that it allows people to sign up for email alerts whenever new information is posted.  Visitors are invited to click on the “follow” button and enter an email address to register.

Port Hope Downtown belongs to all of us, we are all part of this important project and we want to hear your ideas. To get the dialogue going, the Downtown Revitalization Management Committee is inviting everyone to visit the website and participate in the project by completing the sentence: “My vision for Downtown Port Hope is…” Be creative with your answers; express your views using photos, videos, drawings, or poetry. Share a great story about a downtown experience, your favourite building, why you like or don’t like the Downtown Area.  Entries can also be submitted to Michel Bourque, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator at 56 Queen Street, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V9.

With this website now live, the Committee is reinforcing its already powerful message: a compelling combination of local knowledge and community outreach are the basic essentials for a successful Downtown Revitalization.

In June 2012, a multi-faceted Downtown Revitalization Project was launched to strengthen our business core, re-energize our community, and enhance our appeal to future residents, investors, and tourists. With oversight from the Downtown Revitalization Management Committee the project is community-driven with local businesses, building owners, community organizations, and residents directly involved. Key partners include citizens and business owners, the Heritage Business Improvement Association, Chamber of Commerce, the Municipality of Port Hope, and Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Port Hope Branch (ACO).

Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome please don’t hesitate to contact:
Michel Bourque, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator 905.885.2004 MBourque@porthope.ca

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