Port Hope Downtown Revitalization Project
A multi-faceted Downtown Revitalization Project is underway in Port Hope to strengthen our business core, re-energize our community, and enhance our appeal to future residents, investors, and tourists.
The project is a central part of our long-term vision for Port Hope, helping to preserve the heritage of our commercial core and strengthen its connection to the waterfront.
With oversight from the Downtown Revitalization Management Committee the project is community-driven with local businesses, building owners, community organizations, and residents directly involved. The Municipality provides support with funding from federal, provincial, and local partnerships.
Key partners include the Heritage Business Improvement Association, Chamber of Commerce, and Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Port Hope Branch (ACO).
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Downtown Revitalization Coordinator
Meet Michel Bourque - Downtown Revitalization Coordinator
With more than 30 years' experience as an architect, urban planner, project manager, and graphic designer, Michel brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to what is going to a very exciting project for our Municipality.
Mr. Bourque has successfully co-designed, developed, and implemented two downtown revitalization programs for the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and was the principal author of a joint Municipal/Provincial report highlighting the advantages of adaptive reuse of old buildings. Directly involved in the design and construction of numerous residential, commercial, and institutional projects.
As Coordinator of the project, Michel assists the Downtown Revitalization Management Committee (DRMC), overseeing all project activities and fostering partnerships among the various stakeholders.