We are missing the forest through the
How things look matters!
How things work matters!
Services shape how things look and work.
historic facades removed
larger yards/frontage gaps
Does not support a walkable core with
a positive ‘enclosed’ aesthetic - an
ingredient in a strong ‘Main St.’ sense
‘great places’ support tourism
return visitors/becoming a ‘destination’
‘great places’ support quality of life for
Variety of non-residential offerings
Patios and courtyards, rear parking,
delivery and loading, alley access etc.
Services support community flexibility
Keeping up with market trends and
We need to think differently about
how we sustainably address servicing
in small villages.
We have 200 plus years of history in many
Our collective social investment and the
value villages offer cannot be abandoned.
Think - rural Ontario in the next 100 years
How do we sustainably grow/remain