Warkworth Enhances Community Gateway
McGuinty Government Supports Warkworth Revitalization
The Municipality of Trent Hills and the Trent Hills and District Chamber of Commerce are improving access to the community centre and other public spaces.
The province is investing $44,600 in phase two of the Warkworth Revitalization project, which involves improving the two gateway entrances to the village centre and creating accessible and attractive public spaces within the village. Phase one included similar enhancements on Main Street. This work is part of plan to increase local economic activity..
The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:
- Revitalized communities and downtowns
- Enhanced skills training
- Improved access to health care services
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested $60 million in 183 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- Trent Hills includes the communities of Warkworth, Campbellford, Seymore, Percy and Hastings.
“Creating an attractive tourism destination in Warkworth enhances the atmosphere for residents and investors. Improving the streetscape and entrance routes to a community can have direct and positive impacts on a community's economy.”
“Streetscape improvement has been an ongoing community priority and we have seen positive benefits from phase one of this project. Improving the streetscape and entrance routes to a community can have direct and positive impacts on a community's economy.”