Fort William Business Improvement Area Brighter

Posted 23 July 2013 by in Business

"The BIA wanted to do something to enhance the look of our downtown" - Tina Huk

“The BIA wanted to do something to enhance the look of our downtown” – Tina Huk

Youth from Evergreen Brighten Fort William Business District

THUNDER BAY – The Fort William Business District (BIA) is working to restore the downtown core in Fort William. One of the projects is making the area brighter and cleaner. Today youth from the RMYC and The Community Arts and Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) were showing off a window painting project in the downtown core. The building, at 507 Victoria Avenue East is owned by Mr. Habib, and he granted permission to the FWBD to paint the window. 

Fort William Business Improvement District Window Painting

Youth painting the window at 507 Victoria Avenue East

The BIA has a mandate to improve, beautify and maintain public lands and buildings within the BIA.

Pam Cain, from CAHEP shares, “We have a bunch of youth who are in the neighbourhood, and we are working to engage them into the project. We are adding some colour to the neighbourhood.

Tina Huk states, “The BIA wanted to do something to enhance the look of our downtown. We wanted to bring some new light and colour to the area”.

Business owners in the area interested in having their windows brightened up, can contact Tina Huk at the Fort William Business District office at www.fortwilliambusinessdistrict.com.

The downtown Fort William Business District offers a lot more than most people realize. If you have not been in the area lately, the new District Court House is going strong. There are some fantastic restaurants to try. New York Sub on Brodie Street offers amazing food. Sweet 61, Croc ‘n Dial and the Fox on the Run and Papa Piccolino’s Pizza, along with JJ’s in Centennial Square, the Mandarin Restaurant, and Golden Wok all serve super Chinese Food.

There is also more upscale dining in the area. Giorg Ristorrante in the Justice Lane offers some amazing Italian Cuisine.

Youth working with Evergreen - A United Neighbourhood helping out

Youth working with Evergreen – A United Neighbourhood helping out

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