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Hanover Approves Downtown Facade Incentive Projects for 5th Intake - Now Incorporating Public Art

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MEDIA RELEASE
July 17, 2018

Hanover, ON - Hanover Council approved a staff recommendation Monday night to grant funding for 7 Downtown Façade Incentive Projects that now incorporates a motivation to include public art. The Town of Hanover’s Façade Incentive Program (FIP) was launched in 2014 and has seen an investment of $215,389in grants from the municipality resulting in $755,022in improvements to downtown properties.

The Downtown Revitalization Implementation Committee (DTRIC) is responsible for implementing and facilitating downtown revitalization efforts and has been recognized for the Public-Private Partnership when they won an Ontario Economic Development Award for the program.

DTRIC once again carefully considered applications for the fifth intake and awarded $25,571.85 in funding for an overall investment of $56,933.25 into downtown improvements.

Congratulations to the following businesses who were approved for façade upgrades and public art installments during the fifth intake of the Façade Incentive Program:

   

Recipient

Grant

Saugeen Artists Guild – Downtown Street Banner Project

$2,500.00

Giddy Goblin, 323 10th St.

$5,891.25

Little Ones Boutique, 322 10th St.

$1,021.25

Treasures Delight / Simply Lovely, 254 10th St.

$3,427.50

Launch Pad – Downtown Parkette Art Project

$2,000.00

Blakes Memories of Muskoka, 315 10th St.

$6,846.38

Johnny K Sports, 305 10th St.

$3,885.47

Funding of this program was enhanced utilizing the Main Street Revitalization Initiative grant.

We congratulate the recipients of the Façade Incentive Program and look forward to seeing these diverse and creative improvements that will contribute to the visual and structural vibrancy of our downtown.

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Media Contact:
April Marshall
Economic Development Manager
Town of Hanover
519-364-2780 x 1253 
amarshall@hanover.ca