Your Town. Your Main Street.

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THE CHALLENGE

We are one of the oldest towns in Ontario and our Main Street is a living reflection of Canada’s small-town history. Part of Niagara’s Wine Route with multiple heritage landscapes, Grimsby’s Main Street is filled with unique historical features and beautiful views of the escarpment.

Today, the unique small town character of Grimsby's Main Street is in great danger. Between the Region, who wants to encourage intensification along it, and aggressive developers who disregard our Official Plan and Zoning By-Laws, Main Street's historical character and small-town feel needs strong citizens’ action to ensure that its value is preserved and passed down to future generations.

YOU CAN HELP

If you love the historical, small-town character of Grimsby's Main Street, get involved to help curb overdevelopment along it!

This is the place you chose to raise your family or spend your silver years. At the heart of it, this is still a small town, filled with gardens, large trees, friendly neighbours and quiet streets.

Together, let's make sure that new developments on Grimsby's Main Street serve our community's needs, and do not change its character that we all love and cherish.

A plan to save Main Street.We asked Council to start a protective Heritage Study on Main Street. The answer will be decided at the upcoming budget vote.

If you haven’t heard from us in a while, it wasn’t because we’re feeling cozy. In the past few weeks, we doubled down on our efforts to save Main Street from being torn apart by redevelopment, through a new project in partnership with the Grimsby Historical Society.

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OPINIONS VIEW ALL

We love the mature neighbourhoods and the character of the homes

Mark L., Grimsby Resident

My wife and I chose Grimsby to live in while we raise a family because of the memories I had growing up here and the atmosphere of a small town with a great community feel.

We love the mature neighbourhoods and the character of the homes, new communities are just so many cookie cutter boxes arranged to generate dollars per square foot for developers that don’t care about the current residents.

Specifically, the development on the Burgess property will be a looming eye sore in comparison to all the surrounding properties. I can’t imagine living here if the traffic on residential streets mirrors Burlington - a short term gain in dollars will be the long term ruin of the feel of Grimsby as it stands today.

Friendly by Condo

Ally J., Grimsby Resident

Friendly by Condo. That's what Grimsby has become and it must be stopped. Where once we had natural walking trails with peaceful views of the lake and escarpment, where we could hear the waves of lake Ontario, or the rustling of trees, we now have man-made "trails" with "spectacular" views of Condos where we can hear more and more traffic. .

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Niagara this Week took notice of our efforts to protect Grimsby's Main Street, with a feature coverage on the front page...

Posted by SaveMainStreet on Monday, February 17, 2020

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On Facebook:

Niagara this Week took notice of our efforts to protect Grimsby's Main Street, with a feature coverage on the front page...

Posted by SaveMainStreet on Monday, February 17, 2020