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Downtown Port Dover To Get Facelift

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Downtown Port Dover To Get Facelift

McGuinty Government Supports Community Enhancements, Creates Jobs

Port Dover is revitalizing their downtown core to increase tourism, attract new investment, and help existing businesses to grow and flourish.

Through support from the Rural Economic Development Program, Norfolk County, The Port Dover Enhancement Association and The Port Dover Board of Trade are developing planning strategies for the Port Dover downtown core to help revitalize the local business environment, enhance the streetscape and increase pedestrian traffic for both residents and tourists.  Local businesses will also be encouraged to further develop and upgrade their downtown properties.

This partnership will create up to four jobs immediately and could help create up to 66 full-time jobs at local businesses in the future... 

Strong local economies are part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities that will boost the province's economy.

Quick Facts

  • The Rural Economic Development Program invested $135,000 in this project.
  • Port Dover is the fastest growing community in Norfolk County with approximately 6,000 residents.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested nearly $104 million in 285 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program and generated more than $781 million in new economic activity.

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“Ontario's communities are the backbone of Ontario's economy. Today's announcement underlines how our government is collaborating with business and local governments to help create jobs and boost regional economies.”

Dave Levac

Member of Provincial Parliament for Brant

“We are excited to partner with the province to help grow and strengthen local businesses in Port Dover. This project will help us to increase visitor traffic to the downtown and surrounding areas creating a climate conducive to retention and expansion of existing downtown businesses to serve visitors and residents alike.”

Christopher Baird

General Manager of Planning and Economic Development, Norfolk County

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