Homes For The Haunted

MAVA PRESENTS – The Fifth Annual
HOMES FOR THE HAUNTED

Sunday October 28
$5 Entry Fee or Free with MAVA Membership.

Festivities Include
HAUNTED TOUR AND PUMPKIN PARADE

Questions? Email us at events@mountalbert.com

Register Online or pick up registration forms at the Corner Decor and Main Milk Convenience.

Participants will be listed on a central map at this link:

http://bit.do/5thHomesForTheHaunted

All are welcome
Line up your pumpkins on Centre Street in The Pumpkin Parade

 

 

Mount Albert Ward 3 – Meet the Candidates

The Mount Albert Village Association invites you to Meet the Candidates, in Mount Albert Ward 3, on the evening of Oct. 10th.

Learn about their initiatives, their platforms, and your areas of concern.

You have a chance to make your voice heard!

Questions will only be accepted, in advance.

Click Here to Submit a Question for the Candidates or complete the form below

 

Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Committee Update

MAVA AGM June 13, 2018

The Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Committee has recently gone through an exciting transition with the addition of a number of new members. This Sub-Committee of MAVA was formed following the completion of the Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Strategy developed by the Town in 2014. The Mission of the Committee is to build a strong and harmonious downtown Mount Albert for residents, businesses and visitors. Some of the initiatives that this Committee are currently working on include:

  • The update of the Downtown Mount Albert Brochure
    • The development of this brochure, which profiles the businesses and amenities in Downtown Mount Albert, was one of the first initiatives that this Committee developed and accomplished about three years ago.
    • The brochure is now ready for a refresh which the committee is currently working on
  • The Mount Albert Clean Up event was organized by the Downtown Revitalization Committee and took place this spring on March 25th. It was a great event and a huge success to see our community and businesses come together to help our downtown go through a bit of a facelift with a good spring cleaning.
    • We are looking into organizing more events like this and are considering helping some of our businesses with some improvements like paining, fixing of planter boxes, and other improvements like that.
    • Through events like this, Committee is looking to bring together our local businesses and community members to invest some time in our beautiful downtown.
  • Another exciting initiative that the Committee is working on is a planter box program for all of our businesses to participate in.
    • Through this program, the Downtown Revitalization Committee will coordinate with interested businesses to organize and set up planters outside their storefront for them. This program will help to reduce the time and cost for each individual business to organize their own decoration seasonal decorations
    • This will create a beautiful, coordinated and inviting look through our downtown business core
    • We will be sharing more information with our businesses soon!
  • The Committee is interested in developing an art feature program for Mount Albert. There are many examples of programs such as this which have been very successful in creating a memorable element to a downtown business community. Some programs used bicycles with planters in their baskets which would be located throughout a downtown area. Another example would be pictures and murals on buildings which have a consistent theme. The committee is currently deciding on an art feature that would be best for Mount Albert .
  • There are plans for the improvement of the Main & Centre Sts. Intersection hopefully to be executed before the end of summer 2018.

These are some of the exciting projects that the Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Committee have been working on. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Committee or if you would like to help volunteer for some of our events and activities, please let us know and we will add you to a volunteer contact list we are developing.

The sub committee members are Lisa Shanof, Susan Lahey, Ian Bowie, Michael Ramzy, Michael Mendes, Ian Meddings, Janet Wheeler and Aimee Artinian as the Town liaizon.

Downtown revitalization coming to Mount Albert

(Sharon, ON) July 23, 2018 – The corner of Main Street and Centre Street is going to look very different in the coming weeks. The Town, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, will be implementing streetscape improvements and landscaping enhancements to the downtown core of Mount Albert. The project is expected to begin the week of July 23rd. The Town recently received the funding for this project through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Main Street Revitalization Initiative which provides support for revitalization activities that benefit small businesses.

This project began after Council directed staff to seek funding through a newly available provincial grant in May 2018. The hope was that a revitalization of the downtown area would attract residents, consumers and businesses, including a new financial institution to the main street area. The Town is co-ordinating it’s efforts with the investments being made by DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. (DUCA) at their new facility.

The work will enhance the corners of Centre Street and Main Street with improvements such as updated heritage interlock, streetscape improvements including grading and widening for increased accessibility, and lowering/beautifying of the existing planters. In addition, the Town will be updating the public parking lot located on the north side of Main Street, west of Centre Street. This work will include enhanced LED lighting and further improvements to the parking area.

“We are very pleased to be moving forward on this project. These corners and the parking lot on Main Street are beacons that can entice visitors to the downtown core. By using these funds to upgrade these areas it is our hope that residents and visitors will be encouraged to further enjoy the space and ultimately attract future businesses and investments as part of the Town’s Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Plan,” said Mayor Virginia Hackson.

The Town would like to acknowledge the co-ordination of the many partners who have provided input and helped to move this project forward, including OMAFRA, DUCA, the Mount Albert Village Association, and the Town’s Economic Development Advisory Committee.

“MAVA and the Downtown Revitalization Committee are very excited about this project and the improvements to the downtown core. Our focus has always been on improving the economic vitality of this key area in East Gwillimbury and we look forward to continuing to work with the Town to attract businesses and consumers to Mount Albert,” said MAVA chair Janet Wheeler.

For more information:
Laura Hanna, Manager of Communications and Customer Service
905-478- 4283 ext. 3854 lhanna@eastgwillimbury.ca

Annual General Meeting

Mount Albert Village Association’s
Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 13 at 7PM
Mount Albert Community Centre, 53 Main Street

Join MAVA this June for its Annual General Meeting. Get to know what MAVA is and learn about your community. It’s your Town, have your say too!

Residents, Community Groups & Businesses welcome.

Community Yard Sale

Spring is here and that means Community Yard Sale day! Mount Albert Village Association is hosting the 6th annual Community Yard Sale taking place Saturday, May 26th from 8am – 1pm.

Get on the Map!
Participating addresses are required to register and will then be plotted on a map with a list of categories of items being sold. This map and list will be available online and updated as new registrations come in.  CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP OF PARTICIPATING HOMES

Please be aware there is a $5 fee to register your address payable at the Corner Decor & More with Janet Wheeler or email events@mountalbert.com for alternate arrangements.

6th Annual Community Yard Sale

It may not feel like it but Spring is here and that means Community Yard Sale day! Mount Albert Village Association is hosting the 6th annual Community Yard Sale taking place Saturday, May 26th from 8am – 1pm.

Get on the Map!
Participating addresses are required to register and will then be plotted on a map with a list of categories of items being sold. This map and list will be available online and updated as new registrations come in.

Please be aware there is a $5 fee to register your address payable at the Corner Decor & More or email events@mountalbert.com for alternate arrangements.

Watch for details on how to register!