Historic Zwicker & Co. Warehouse to become multi-purpose space
June 24, 2021 · Lunenburg, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Visitors come to Atlantic Canada to experience its rich seafaring history and beautiful coastal communities. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in key public infrastructure along the Lunenburg waterfront to help position the local tourism industry for a strong, swift recovery.
Federal government supports tourism on the Lunenburg Waterfront
Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore – St. Margarets, announced a non-repayable contribution of $600,000 to Develop Nova Scotia for renovations to the Zwicker & Co. Warehouse. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
The Province of Nova Scotia also contributed $1.2 million toward this project.
This contribution supports the renovation of the Zwicker & Co. Warehouse into a multi-functional space that will operate year-round. The upgrades will attract new businesses, increase visitor foot traffic, and contribute to the overall tourism offering in Lunenburg.
Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to boost local tourism and promote Atlantic Canada’s unique places, experiences and businesses.
Minister Jordan also announced today that Fisheries and Oceans Canada will begin advance planning for the reconstruction of the Lunenburg Railway Wharf. This investment is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to renewing its network of small craft harbours, which are vital parts of communities and local economies from coast to coast to coast.