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Ontario Invests In A New Vision For Historic Downtown

McGuinty Government Supports Georgetown Economy

Ontario is helping the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area and the Town of Halton Hills make their vision for downtown Georgetown a reality. 

The province is providing more than $87,000 to help develop and revitalize the downtown area. The funding will go toward the creation of a marketing plan that will help raise the profile of Georgetown's downtown, enhance tourism, and increase opportunities for local business owners.  

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.

Quick Facts

  • Downtown Georgetown was originally founded in 1823.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $73 million in 220 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.

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“Funding physical improvements, marketing, and business development in Georgetown’s downtown enhances the overall health of the local economy within the Halton Hills Region.”

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“Revitalizing Georgetown’s downtown area will not only benefit local residents but it will also improve the region’s tourism offerings. Enhancing tourism within this community will strengthen its appeal and will ensure sustainable and smart growth for local businesses.”

Monique Smith

Minister of Tourism

“By encouraging residents to shop and support businesses within their own community we can ensure our downtown remains a vibrant, community-focused cultural centre.”

Kay Matthews

Manager, Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area



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