Message from the Chair

                                                                         Spring 2018

Message from the Chair

 

As we can almost feel Spring approaching, the Board of the BIA is pleased to announce exciting changes in the programs for the coming year.

 

Farmers’ Market and Special Event Saturdays

The location of the Farmers’ Market, held for the past few years at Ann Street will move to the Courtyards of Caledon for the 2018 Season.   The corner location, with exposure on both Queen and King Streets will be more visible and accessible and will also allow more room for a greater number and variety of vendors.   The King Street lot will have the produce vendors while other parts of the Courtyards provide space for crafts and entertainers.    The four special event Saturdays will be June 23rd, July 28th, August 25th and September 22nd.   These events attract people to the downtown and we hope that stores, retailers and restaurants will participate by offering specials, sidewalk sales and whatever your imagination can come up with to  bring in the crowds.

 

Communication

Is an ongoing problem.   We do our best to keep members informed but somehow there are always failures in spreading the news of events etc.   I ask all our members, especially new businesses in Town to let us know who and where you are and give us all your contact information. 

 

Heritage Conservation District

The Town of Caledon passed a bylaw to designate downtown Bolton a Heritage Conservation District.  Not everyone agreed with it and there were appeals.   However the designation has just been made final.   Now we wait to find out whether the Town will make good on a promise to provide financial incentives for improvements to commercial properties in the District.

 

Flowers

Look forward to again seeing downtown decked with gorgeous  summer flowers.   These are on order from the nursery and in place by May.   Your Board members have worked hard to produce a plan which will best showcase our downtown.

 

Jean Carberry

Chair, Downtown Bolton BIA

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