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Clifford - Downtown Revitalization Program

History of the Downtown Revitalization Program
In October 2008, the Clifford Downtown Revitalization Committee (DRC) was formed with the purpose of revitalizing Clifford’s downtown business core. The DRC is following the internationally recognized Main Street Four Point Approach which focuses on:

  • Organization/Collaboration
  • Promotion/Marketing
  • Design
  • Economic Development

The DRC is a sub-committee of the Town of Minto Economic Development & Planning Committee and is comprised of residents, business people and Town staff.

Committee members include:

Councillor Jean Anderson
Town of Minto

Belinda Wick-Graham
Business & Economic Manager
Town of Minto

Georgie Hutchison
Owner
Country Lane Bed & Breakfast

Isabel Senek
Clifford Horticultural Society

Karen Dowler
Resident

Craig Thompson
Owner
Hearth & Leisure

Wendy Albrecht/Ron Gillespie
Manager
Royal Bank, Clifford Branch

Based on the extensive analysis of the Clifford Downtown Market Analysis Information the Clifford DRC has created an action plan and market position statement, which is as follows:

Downtown Clifford is located on a major highway route for cottagers and is within close proximity of several seasonal campgrounds. A selection of restaurants and several unique shops make Clifford a natural stop for travelers, cottagers, campers and nearby residents.

Key Projects include:

  • Think Minto First Buy Local Campaign
  • Façade & Signage Improvement Grant Program
  • Investment Attraction & Ambassador Program
  • Streetscape Plan Implementation
  • Business Education Training
  • Joint Marketing Efforts

Contact Information
Belinda Wick-Graham
Business & Economic Manager
Town of Minto
519-338-2511 ext. 241
belinda@town.minto.on.ca