Forest Downtown Revitalization Program

With support from the Municipality of Lambton Shores, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has launched a Downtown Revitalization program to help boost the overall economic well-being of downtown Forest.

Along with a project coordinator, a Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee was established in May 2022 to oversee and guide the revitalization project. The advisory committee is made up of a broad range of community members, including residents and local business owners.

The advisory committee is currently conducting research as part of the project, and they are looking for feedback from Forest residents and business owners.

Provide your valuable input

Your participation will provide valuable feedback that helps guide the direction of the downtown revitalization project.

Forest Residents

If you are a resident of Forest, please consider submitting a Resident Survey to provide your valuable input to help the committee identify local shopping trends and resident perspectives.

Forest Business Owners

If you are a Forest business owner, please consider submitting a Business Owner Survey to provide your valuable input as a local business owner. As part of this project, an updated local Business Directory is being developed. Forest business owners are encouraged to update or submit their business information to ensure their accurate information is included in the Business Directory.

If you are a Forest resident and a Forest business owner, you are eligible to submit responses to both surveys.

About the Downtown Revitalization program

The Downtown Revitalization program is an initiative through Ontario's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and aims to:

  • help existing businesses get new customers
  • bring more businesses to the downtown area
  • team up with downtown organizations to coordinate efforts
  • promote the downtown core
  • make physical improvements (e.g., historic façade restoration, streetscaping, parking)
  • make the downtown core safe and pedestrian-friendly

The Forest Downtown Revitalization program is facilitated by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership with support from the Municipality of Lambton Shores.

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