Tip Sheet: Regenerating Canada’s Downtowns

Drawing on the lessons learned from success stories from across the country, here are some of the key activities that can help you regenerate your downtown.

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Tip Sheet: Regenerating Canada’s Downtowns

Drawing on the lessons learned from success stories from across the country, here are some of the key activities that can help you regenerate your downtown.

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Blog Post: On Heritage in Quebec

On the occasion of June 24, Quebec’s fête nationale, we asked Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director at Heritage Montreal for his thoughts on heritage in Quebec.

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Blog Post: Main Street Boost Diaries: Virden, MB

When the National Trust comes to town for a Main Street Boost, expect the unexpected. Prior to visiting Virden, I mapped out a schedule with our Manitoban contacts. It’s similar to the schedule I follow in other cities and towns.

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Blog Post: Why Main Streets are Important

Since the 1980’s I’ve been travelling into and hanging out on every “Main Street” I come across from one side of this vast land to the other. Then, I worked for the National Trust’s (then Heritage Canada Foundation) Main Street Canada initiative that was being implemented in over 100 towns and cities. That experience altered my life and perspective on communities forever.

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Blog Post: The Stories of Main Street

In my ongoing work with the National Trust’s Main Street program, so much of what I do is seeking people out, hearing their stories and helping them understand what Main Street is about. Main Street is about more than buildings: it’s about people.

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