Revitalization of Downtown Mount Albert
In 2011, the Town engaged in the First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE) Program with the community of Schomberg. The purpose of the FICE program was to reveal what a community conveys to its visitors, including tourists, potential investors or people looking for a new place to live. The findings were used to identify what visitors found appealing and what would bring them back. The results were also used to recognize characteristics that could be improved to create a more positive experience for visitors.
In the fall of 2012 the Town engaged the Mount Albert Community on ways of promoting, enhancing and making more prominent, the Downtown core area in Mount Albert. In essence, the Town asked MAVA what we would like to see done to the Downtown in order to make it better. MAVA Board of Directors undertook to complete a functions analysis survey that provided insight to the perceived needs of the Downtown. A report was completed and provided to the Town of East Gwillimbury as guidance in formulating plans for Revitalizing Downtown Mount Albert.
On July 29th, a staff report went forward to Committee of the Whole Council regarding the Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Project. The report was supported by Council and we will be moving forward with the project.
Downtown Revitalization Project Coordinator was in town on December 11, 2013 to present to Mount Albert their plans. This meeting provided the results from the town survey that 154 responses were received. Check out the Presentation and Design Charrette that the Town of East Gwillimbury put together.