Minto Kick-Starts Main Street Revitalization



August 25, 2009

The three downtown areas in Minto are joining together to attract new businesses and investment.   

Through funding provided by the Rural Economic Development Program, the Main Street Minto Revitalization Project will look for ways to draw new investments to the area over the next three years.   A rural Downtown Revitalization Summit will be held in 2010 to discuss ways to enhance the downtowns of Minto and foster economic development.

The goal of the project is to create 165 jobs over the next three years in the communities of Palmerston, Harriston and Clifford. Improving the downtown streetscapes of these three communities, will help increase pedestrian traffic and encourage residents and tourists to stop and shop in the community


“This much needed project will help beautify the downtown areas of Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston, bringing new investment and retail opportunities to Minto. Renewing interest in our downtown areas will contribute to our local economy, create new jobs and make us even prouder to call Minto home.”
- John Wilkinson, MPP for Perth-Wellington   

“We are truly thrilled to welcome the province as a partner in this exciting project. With this support, we will move even closer to our goal and beautifying our communities, drawing new investments and creating jobs.”
- David Anderson, Mayor of the Town of Minto


  • The project is receiving $406,800 through the Rural Economic Development Program, which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:  revitalized communities and downtowns, enhanced skills training, and improved access to health care services.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $77.5 million in 240 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program. 



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Learn more about the Rural Economic Development Program.

For more information, contact:

Kelly Synnott, Minister's Office, 416-326-6439
Brent Ross, Communications Branch, 416-326-9342

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
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