HALTON HILLS, ON – The building at 48 Main St. South in downtown Georgetown, completed a large façade refurbishment project at the end of 2018, funded in part by the Town of Halton Hills Community Improvement Plan (CIP).
“By providing businesses with targeted financial incentives, the Town is partnering to help revitalize important commercial areas, support local businesses, and make places where our residents want to visit and shop,” said Mayor Bonnette. “No wonder uptake of the CIP program continues to grow.”
The property owner and their tenant, Salon Estilo, worked closely together during the renovations, to ensure a beautiful result with minimal disruption to clients.
Property Owner John Trisic receives CIP cheque from Mayor Rick Bonnette, while Salon co-owners Daniela Soria and Tehseen Sayyeda, salon staff, Downtown Georgetown BIA Interim Manager Nikki Jackson, and Ward 3 Councillor Wendy Farrow-Reed join in.
The property owner and architect took special care to plan the new façade to reflect a classic design that fits into the historic neighbourhood. While the building is not officially designated a heritage property, it was important to the owner to have a period-correct look. Project elements included replacing the damaged block with historic brick, installing new signage and lighting, and enhancing architectural elements like window framing, upper cornices and entry ways.
“The building is prominently located on the north end of downtown Georgetown, and is a wonderful welcome into the downtown,” said BIA Chair Suzanne Clarke.
"As we worked with the property owner to finalize the design, it was important to us that the look of the building supports the quality of the services we offer our clients,” said Salon Estilo co-owner Daniela Soria. "Both our clients and staff are very pleased with the end result,” said co-owner Tehseen Sayyeda.
Salon Estilo has been part of the downtown community for the past seven years. “We were pleased to enhance the building to reflect the excellent service and contribution they have made to the town,” said building owner John Trisic.
Since the CIP program launched, almost $375,000 in grants/loans have been awarded in multiple program categories, resulting in over $650,000 in total investment in the community. The CIP benefits the community by increasing the value of properties, attracting additional investment, and providing a return on the Town’s initial investment. CIP applications are accepted year-round, subject to eligibility.
For more information, contact the Economic Development Office at 905-873-2601 x 2353 or visit investhaltonhills.com
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