OMAFRA Downtown Revitalization Coordinator Training | Ontario East

OMAFRA Downtown Revitalization Coordinator Training

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 16:30


OMAFRA’s Downtown Revitalization Coordinator Training provides participants with the knowledge and tools required to successfully undertake a downtown revitalization project. 

This 2-day training can accommodate a maximum of 25 participants and is open to individuals from:

  • Rural Ontario municipalities or organizations ready to proceed with a downtown revitalization project
  • Rural Ontario municipalities or organizations already engaged in downtown revitalization initiatives, with an interest in planning tools and resources
  • Other organizations with an interest in downtown revitalization or rural economic development (as space permits)

November 6th

Learn about:

  • Recent and emerging trends in downtown revitalization
  • The four-stages of OMAFRA’sdowntown revitalization framework

Learn how to:

  • Build a team
  • Get started with the first steps that need to be completed to launch the project
  • Use the downtown self-assessment tools
  • Collect data
  • Undertake market analysis activities

Take part in:

  • Dinner in one of Downtown Lindsay’s fine restaurants, where you will learn from representatives of the City of Kawartha Lakes four Downtown Revitalization communities about their experiences.

November 7th

Learn how to:

  • Interpret the findings from market analysis activities
  • Take necessary steps to determine market positioning of your downtown
  • Undertake activities that will define and identify strategic economic development opportunities in the downtown
  • Develop a downtown revitalization strategic plan
  • Coordinate downtown revitalization activities with other stakeholders
  • Create strategies to monitor the implementation of the downtown revitalization strategic plan


  • Walk downtown Lindsay and discuss challenges and opportunities in downtown revitalization

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$127.00 per person (includes HST)
(includes handout materials, lunches and refreshments for both days and dinner on Tuesday)

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A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Days Inn and Suites 134 Angeline Street South, 
Lindsay, ON, K9V 3L6 
P: 705-328-0100

  • Single or two-queen for $130.45 + HST
  • King for $139.45 + HST

* The block of rooms will be held until Oct. 23. Use the name “OMAFRA Downtown Revitalization” when booking by phone

For further information contact: 

Darren Shock, Economic Development Specialist, OMAFRA, P: 519-826-6634, E:

Judy Coward, Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor, OMAFRA, P: 705-324-5715, E: 

Event Location: 
35 Lindsay Street North
Lindsay , Ontario  K9V 1T5