TD bank community consultation Dec. 9

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The TD Lands Community Consultation Committee (TLC) is inviting everyone with an interest in the vitality of Creemore to join in a conversation at a public meeting on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Station on the Green.

The meeting will be facilitated by Small, the not-for-profit arm of ERA – an award-winning architectural firm known for their work on heritage projects such as the Drake Devonshire and Toronto’s Distillery District. Small has extensive experience working with rural communities to identify place-based opportunities and actions. The firm is focused on leveraging cultural heritage values and assets, in order to support liveable communities.

“The best ideas for any kind of change in the community come from the unique perspectives of people who live and work there, who understand where the community has come from, and are driven by what it can be in the future. Creemore is an extremely vibrant and engaged community, and residents have some great ideas for what they want to see in their downtown. The public meeting will be about sharing ideas to contribute to the strength of that community vision,” said Heather Campbell of Small.

Participants will be talking about what’s happening now in Creemore, what the biggest changes will be in the next few years and brainstorming ideas for how the TD site can be used to strengthen all of Clearview. How to enhance Mill Street, local events, entrepreneurial activity, and support local families and community groups will be key considerations.

After the Dec. 9 meeting, Small and TLC will develop a summary of the shared insights. These will be presented to the community for discussion at a second public meeting in January.

The TLC encourages everyone to attend. “The more people who participate in this public forum the better. Varied ideas and experiences from all walks – young and old, visitors, villagers and weekenders, farmers and retailers – will ensure that we have the most comprehensive understanding of this place, the people who care about it, and what we want for our community,” said committee chair Sara Hershoff.

For more information about the meeting, contact Hershoff at [email protected] or 705-466-9906.

Anyone not able to attend the meeting is welcome to offer input by e-mail. 

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