Mount Forest announces reopening of Main Street

The Township of Wellington North, Mount Forest BIA and Mount Forest District Chamber of Commerce have announced the reopening of the Main Street. 

In a press release issued by Business Improvement Area, chairman Bill Nelson stated “The streetscape beautification program had been in the development stage for two years and had been spearheaded by the BIA.”

Further, he said, “the BIA indicates that this program could not have been completed without the cooperation and support of the council and staff at the Township of Wellington North.

“It has been a difficult time for the retailers and businesses located on the Main Street.  The Mount Forest and District Chamber of Commerce were instrumental in working with the BIA and the Township in providing information and assistance to local businesses through this difficult time,” Nelson wrote.

Appreciation was expressed to the members of the Big Dig committee and the efforts of the committee members in ensuring the work went as smoothly as possible.

“Through the spirit of cooperation and mutual support between the Township, BIA and Chamber the economic impact upon the businesses has been minimized.”

The three thanked contractor Elgin Construction for its cooperation and the helpful nature of all its workers. 

Appreciation is also ex­press­ed to BM Ross and Associates and Stempski Kelly Associates Inc. for the effort and cooperation of their staff.

In a joint statement by  Mayor Mike Broomhead, the BIA chairman, and the chamber president Ron Forrest, an invitation is extended to everyone to visit the revitalized downtown core. 

“The variety of retail stores and businesses offer a wide selection of products and services. Not only will visitors be rewarded by the pleasant streetscape and quality shopping, they will also be able to save when they fuel up at any one of our local gas bars which offer the lowest priced gas for miles around.  It pays to come to Mount Forest.”