Mitton Village, park earmarked for revitalization funding

The “five corners” at Mitton Village. Journal File Photo

Journal Staff

Mitton Village and Avondale Park in Sarnia are getting revitalizing funding from My Main Street to help drive business and restore vibrancy in the wake of COVID-19.

A grant of $50,000 will be used to hire a ‘Main Street Ambassador’ to facilitate market research and data analysis, as well as $100,000 in non-repayable contributions to support new and existing businesses in the downtown and Mitton Village, said economic development director Kelly Provost

Avondale Park, at Brock and Davis streets, will get landscaping, sitting areas, and a water source for community gardens.

“The park is situated between the two main street project areas and will support the recent revitalization of the Sarnia Arena,” the city said in a statement.

My Main Street is a two-year program supported by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, the Canadian Urban Institute, and Economic Developers Council of Ontario.