Heritage Canada to help revitalize Sydney, Nova Scotia downtown and waterfront

A Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada municipal councillor who chairs the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s heritage committee is getting behind a draft proposal to revitalize the downtown.

Eldon MacDonald represents an area that’s been rebranded the Sydney Waterfront District. “I think it’s key we have more people living in our downtown area,” he said.

He’s enthusiastic about a concept presented to council on February 19, 2016 by Jim Mountain, a project director with Heritage Canada, The National Trust.

Mountain met with council to discuss a program run by the charity that aims to breath new life into downtown areas across Canada.

Part of the concept is to hire a full-time director for the revitalization project, someone who would occupy a storefront office in the downtown core.

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