MINTO – The Town of Minto is among the finalists for the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) 2018 Awards of Excellence.
The best of the best in economic development across the province will be honoured at a Jan. 31 awards ceremony at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.
The awards program, which marks the finale of the 62nd EDCO Conference and Showcase, aims to seek advanced ideas with the ability to become future economic development best practices, the council states.
This year, 98 entries were submitted from communities and organizations across Ontario. A judging panel with expertise in marketing, communications, tourism and industrial/commercial development met in Toronto in November to evaluate each entry and select 37 finalists.
Minto was selected for last summer’s Cool Cones Crawl public art project, which celebrated a reunion of former Canada Packers employees and the history of York Ice Cream production in Harriston.
The town is planning a similar project, Trendy Trains, for next summer, celebrating the railway heritage of the community of Palmerston.
City of Guelph Tourism’s The Sounds of Guelph video campaign was also among the finalists.