The Farmers Market Season has come to an end for 2018 and we look forward to meeting everyone again in 2019.
Thank you from the Bolton BIA to our Farmers Market Manager Tony for keeping us organized and our Musician Peter for entertaining the Vendors and Shoppers on Saturdays.
Message from the Chair
Farmers’ Markets and Special Event Days
As promised the Farmers’ Market moved to a new location at the Royal Courtyards. This location offered increased visibility and room for expansion. As well the musicians and other attractions for the four special event days were able to be closer to the market. I believe that the change has been a great success and has been appreciated by vendors and customers alike. See elsewhere in the website for photographs. We hope to continue to build on the potential of the new location and thanks to the owners of Royal Courtyards for allowing it to happen.
Dissolve the BIA?
Yes, there has been a request to the Town to dissolve. After 30 plus years and some controversy, we thought it was time to turn this back to the members at large to see whether the majority of downtown business owners support continuing the BIA. That is all that the request in fact did. It triggered a process whereby the Town sent out notices and canvasses the owners and tenants for their view. The decision has now been released and, by a very narrow margin of votes, the BIA will continue. I would suggest that whoever is on the incoming Board and on the Town of Caledon Council after the election should be very mindful of the fact that almost half of downtown business owners clearly said that they want no part of a BIA. The Board should continue to keep costs down and to look for sponsors and other sources to help with those projects and events which benefit our members.
This is municipal election year, so as well as voting for your local Caledon councilors there is also an election for BIA Board members. I urge all downtown business owners to become involved. If not ready to be a Board member, at least understand the issues and turn out at the meeting to vote.
Thank you, and I wish all our members a successful and profitable Fall.