Cape Breton Regional Municipality receives boost to drive tourism recovery

July 16, 2021 · Sydney, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of downtown cores in towns and cities across Canada – when they flourish they attract new residents, entice tourists and stimulate business growth. That is why the Government of Canada is investing to revitalize Charlotte Street, in downtown Sydney, to create a more welcoming, accessible and green destination.

Federal government supports revitalization of Sydney’s downtown core

Today, Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, announced a $3 million non-repayable contribution to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) to reconfigure, improve and beautify Charlotte Street. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA. 

This transformative project will make the downtown area more appealing to pedestrians, strengthening the tourism sector, attracting visitors, and sparking new business opportunities. The project will create 166 short-term jobs when construction begins in 2022.

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.

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