Greening Main Street:
It’s not just about flower boxes.
In 1979 the Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) embarked on a bold plan: a comprehensive effort to halt the decay and destruction of traditional main streets in Canadian towns and cities and set them on a path of recovery. It was called Main Street.
Four years into the project, Pierre Berton, chair of HCF’s board, called Main Street “the most important and effective work” of the foundation.
Since it’s beginning, Greening Main Street has helped over 1500 towns across North America revitalise their economic and social vitality. With time-tested strategies, our Township will benefit from the plans being developed by the Carleton Planning Class.
To read more about the background of the program,
follow this link to Heritage Canada. http://tinyurl.com/agfc9vw