HALTON HILLS, ON – Georgetown Main Street business North Star Drycleaners has completed a façade renovation in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills. The business qualified in 2017 for the popular Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and completed the façade work on the property late this spring.
The CIP was established in 2010 with an annual budget of $75,000. Since the CIP program launched, $323,000 in grants/loans have been awarded in multiple program categories, resulting in over $650,000 in total investment in the community. North Star Drycleaners was eligible for a Façade Improvement Grant that provides up to of 50% of eligible work to a maximum amount of $10,000.
The business, located at 55 Main St. S. Georgetown, is part of the historic “Roe Block” that was built in the 1800s. Over the years, many commercial retailers and service providers have operated from this location. North Star Drycleaners has occupied the current location for over 25 years.
“Our CIP program is a key resource in the Town’s economic development tool box”, said Mayor Bonnette. “By providing our businesses with targeted financial incentives we are partnering to help attract new investment and ultimately to support local jobs in our community.”
“We are delighted with the new look of our shop and our customers have complimented us on our new image. Thank you to the Town of Halton Hills for proactively reaching out to us and presenting this partnership opportunity,” said owner Moshen Arab.
The CIP benefits the community by improving the visual presentation of buildings, thereby attracting additional investment, increasing the value of properties and providing a return on the Town’s initial investment. CIP applications are accepted year-round, but are subject to funding availability. For more information contact the Town’s Economic Development Office at 905-873-2601 x2353 or visit the Economic Development website at: investhaltonhills.com.
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.
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