City of Timmins encourages interaction with new Timmins signs 
The Main Street Revitalization Initiative was established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in spring 2018. Timmins was a recipient municipality of a $66,556.28 grant and formed a committee of stakeholders to brainstorm the best use of the funds for a beautification project. 

After several consultations, the committee agreed that installing two illuminated three-dimensional “Timmins” signs would be great attractors for tourists and symbols of community pride. The signs were installed in late 2019 and encourage interactive engagement. Most notably, visitors at the Timmins Museum sign can pose within the letters for group photos and selfies. The sign at the Timmins Transit Terminal is a beacon at the east end of Third Avenue. 

“I’d like to congratulate the City of Timmins on their commitment to improving the community through the Main Street Revitalization Initiative,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Vibrant main streets help attract visitors, create jobs and help support the many small businesses that are the backbone of our communities.”  

Main Street Revitalization funding is transferred from OMAFRA to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and flowed directly to eligible municipalities. Municipalities can use the funding to implement community improvement plans, signage, façade improvements and more. 

About the Main Street Revitalization Committee
The Main Street Revitalization Committee formed in 2018 by stakeholders in the community including the City of Timmins, Downtown Timmins BIA, Timmins Economic Development Corporation and the Porcupine Health Unit.

About AMO
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.
Posted by Lisa Greer On 12/4/2020 at 9:24 AM  

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