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November 26, 2019
Acton Businesses Benefit from Town CIP Assistance
HALTON HILLS, ON – The Acton Veterinary Clinic, currently located on River Street in Acton, will be relocating to the vacant building at 93 Mill Street East after extensive interior and exterior renovations. The exterior renovations fronting Mill Street and Frederick Street were funded in part by the Town’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Façade Improvement Grant program, which received supplemental funding in 2019 from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) under their Main Street Revitalization program. The improvements included replacement of the mansard roof, new windows and doors, new landscaping and exterior painting.
"We wanted to bring about a positive change to a building that was vacant for some time.” said business owners Janet Jeffrey and Stephen Hess. “The Town helped us through the process, and the grant Town is greatly appreciated to help with the costs of this major renovation project.”
A CIP Façade Improvement Grant was also provided to the owners of 13-15 Mill Street East in Acton which houses the Olympic Greek Souvlaki restaurant and the Mane on Mill Hair Studio. The funding was used to fortify and paint the brick as well as replace elements at the top and bottom of the building.
“I’m very pleased that our CIP program was helpful in bringing new life to old buildings in Acton’s downtown,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “Providing financial incentives through the Town’s CIP program revitalizes businesses. Having visited the building, I can say that the Acton Vet Clinic looks great inside and out, and we are looking forward to the opening of the vet clinic in its new location on Mill Street. The repairs to 13-15 Mill Street East also improve the look of the street and will support further business attraction.”
The CIP benefits Halton Hills by increasing property values, attracting additional private sector investment, fast-tracking the redevelopment of underutilized properties, supporting local jobs, and providing a return on the Town’s initial investment.
"I want to express my sincere thanks to the Town of Halton Hills and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for partnering to enhance our Main Street in Acton," said Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott. "By working together, we can accomplish so much more."
CIP applications are accepted year-round, subject to eligibility and available funding. For more information, contact the Town’s Economic Development Office at 905-873-2601 ext. 2353 or visit: www.investhaltonhills.com.
Photo: Acton Veterinary Clinic owners Stephen Hess and Janet Jeffrey receive a CIP cheque from Mayor Rick Bonnette (centre), while Regional Councillor Clark Somerville (left side),and Local Councillors Mike Albano and Jon Hurst (right side) join in.
Photo: 13-15 Mill Street E owner Rocky Soomal (second from right) receives a CIP cheque from Mayor Rick Bonnette (centre), joined by Acton Local Councillors Jon Hurst and Mike Albano (left side), and Regional Councillor Clark Somerville (right side).