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!

Spring Clean Up Day – March 25 at 10 AM – 12 PM

Community Call For Action!
Sunday, March 25 at 10 AM – 12 PM

We need your help for 2 hours to clean up the mess winter left behind. Soon we will have an abundance of little kiddies hunting for easter eggs downtown and we want to provide a clean environment. We will be concentrating on Main Street and Centre Street.

Please RSVP ASAP to LMICKALOW@GMAIL.COM

More details to come as we get an idea of the number of volunteers.

MAVA Presents… the 5th Annual Eggstravaganza!

Join us on Saturday, March 31, 2018 for the 5th Annual Eggstravaganza!

10am – Noon

Participating business in Downtown Mount Albert will have lots of goodies for the little ones! A map will be provided for you to hop from one location to the next and returning this year – PRIZE EGGS!! Vouchers for special prizes will be hidden in just a few of the eggs; Will you be one of the lucky recipients?

Please register below:

  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.

Mt. Albert Lions Santa Claus Parade

Mt. Albert Lions Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 2nd

11am

Click here to visit the Mount Albert Lions Facebook Event Page

From our friends at Mt. Albert and District Lions Club:

The time has come for the Mt. Albert Lions Santa Claus Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday December 2nd at 11am in Mt. Albert and will take approximately 1 hour to reach its final destination at the Community Centre.
The parade route moves north on King St., east on Shannon Rd., south on Victoria St., east on Mill St., south on Centre St., west on Main St. to end at the Mt. Albert Community Centre. Roads will be closed along the parade route at 10:50am.
Come and meet with Santa at the Community Centre after the parade. There will be hot chocolate and hot dogs for all, candy and entertainment for the kids.
Non-perishable food items will be collected during the parade so come on out to support the community and enjoy the parade.
If you are interested in participating in this years parade please email me at trishlivingston7@gmail.com.

MAVA AGM June 14

The Annual General Meeting of the Mount Albert Village Association
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 starting at 7:30pm
Mount Albert Community Centre
53 Main St, Mount Albert, Ontario

Including a presentation from Kelsey Carriere, Masters of Planning Candidate at the University of Toronto:

Green Infrastructure in your Community — a tactic for saving money, building climate change resilience, and growing prosperity in small cities and towns