FAQs

When was the Downtown Truro Partnership initiated?

Since 1979, the Truro Development Corporation Limited (a not for profit organization) has represented the interests of the downtown business community and has evolved into a driving force behind many of the downtown development and promotional initiatives that take place throughout the year. Since inception the organization has experienced change, including a new operating name, Downtown Truro Partnership (DTP), an expanded mandate and the responsibility for an expanded physical area – what has previously been identified as the Urban Regional Core (URC).

What is the DTP’s Mission Statement? 

The DTP’s mission is to initiate, develop and promote strategies and events that position the downtown as a destination location for business, local residents, and visitors.

What is the Strategic Plan for the Downtown Truro Partnership?

Click Here to view our 2017-2019 Downtown Truro Partnership Strategic Plan.

How do you become a Member of the DTP? What is the primary source of funding?

The DTP membership is comprised of all businesses that fall within the URC, an area designated by the Town of Truro that qualifies for a specific, self-imposed area rate tax. This area rate is a tax that is proportionate to the size of each business, ensuring no one company pays an unfair burden and for which there is a cap. The monies collected by the Town from our Members are the primary source of funds for the DTP’s operations. The area rate is set annually by the Town in consultation with the DTP after a thorough review of DTP’s business plan and independently audited statements. The DTP’s annual audited statements are available to all members upon request, at the time of the Annual General Meeting. A copy of the by-laws of the Truro Development Corporation is also available to any member upon request. Currently approximately 350 businesses reside in the URC representing a unique economic and cultural community.

How is the Downtown Truro Partnership governed?

The Downtown Truro Partnership is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of no less than 7 and no more than 14 Directors at any one time. Any DTP member in good standing may be nominated by a peer to have their name stand for a Directorship at the time of the Annual General Meeting when there are vacancies. The Officers, which include a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, are elected from the Board, by the Board, at a Board Meeting convened immediately following the AGM. On occasion, at the discretion of the Board, the President may invite Ex Officio participation from members of affiliated groups or organizations with a vested interest in the objectives of the Company.

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Downtown Truro

As part of the #ReduceSingleUseOctober campaign, each day in October we will be featuring a business who is doing their part to reduce their use this October!

At NovelTea Bookstore Cafe we are launching our new 'Travel Mug Library!' We are asking our customers to bring us a few of the many travel mugs that so many of us have stored in our cupboards. Our NovelTea team will then inspect, wash & sanitize them, and then the various travel mugs will be available for our customers to borrow as needed, and hopefully return - so that each mug can be used again and again!

This new initiative is in addition to:
- Dine-in option with washable cups, plates and cutlery.
- 5% discount for bringing your own reusable travel mug with you.
- encouraging customers to bring their own reusable take-out containers.
- Offering compostable cutlery, take-out containers and trays.
- Offering a great selection of reusable straws, and cups for purchase.

Thanks NovelTea Bookstore Cafe for reducing single use!!

Do YOUR part this month and take the pledge to #reducesingleuse. To take the pledge, go to bit.ly/2lrDUeH . All entries will be entered to win one of two great prize packages which include reusable YETI cups, straws, bags, bottles, and more!

For additional information on events and initiatives, follow the Reduce Single Use October Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ReduceSingleUseOctober

Downtown Truro Town of Truro Divert NS Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce @ColchesterWRM

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Downtown Truro

As part of the #ReduceSingleUseOctober campaign, each day in October we will be featuring a business who is doing their part to reduce their use this October!

At Divert NS we already have a disposable coffee-cup ban, but for October we have also implemented a fast-food wrapper ban as well as a ban on "grab-and-go" containers (like grocery store salads). Along with this we have a $0.25 fee for failure to comply which goes to our social fund.

Thanks Divert NS for reducing single use!!

Do YOUR part this month and take the pledge to #reducesingleuse. To take the pledge, go to bit.ly/2lrDUeH . All entries will be entered to win one of two great prize packages which include reusable YETI cups, straws, bags, bottles, and more!

For additional information on events and initiatives, follow the Reduce Single Use October Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ReduceSingleUseOctober

Downtown Truro Town of Truro Divert NS Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce @ColchesterWRM

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Downtown Truro

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2 days ago

Downtown Truro

As part of the #ReduceSingleUseOctober campaign, each day in October we will be featuring a business who is doing their part to reduce their use this October!

At Legge Health Clinic Inc. we have washable fabric hand towels available to use instead of the disposable paper towel. We email receipts rather than printing them, we use linens for treatment tables instead of paper, and we use reusable water bottles and coffee mugs!

Thanks Legge Health Clinic Inc. for reducing single use!!

Do YOUR part this month and take the pledge to #reducesingleuse. To take the pledge, go to bit.ly/2lrDUeH . All entries will be entered to win one of two great prize packages which include reusable YETI cups, straws, bags, bottles, and more!

For additional information on events and initiatives, follow the Reduce Single Use October Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ReduceSingleUseOctober

Downtown Truro Town of Truro Divert NS Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce @ColchesterWRM

#NothingWasted #ReduceSingleUseOctober #RefuseToWaste
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Downtown Truro

Come visit us today at the Truro Farmers Market Cooperative - we’ll be here from 8am-1pm doing Downtown Dollar giveaways 🙂 Make a purchase of $40 downtown dollars and draw for $5, $10 or $20 dollars FREE!! ... See MoreSee Less

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As part of the #ReduceSingleUseOctober campaign, each day in October we will be featuring a business who is doing their part to reduce their use this October!

At NovelTea Bookstore Cafe we are launching our new 'Travel Mug Library!' We are asking our cu… https://ift.tt/2PbmsHL

As part of the #ReduceSingleUseOctober campaign, each day in October we will be featuring a business who is doing their part to reduce their use this October!

At @divert_ns we already have a disposable coffee-cup ban, but for October we have also implem… https://ift.tt/2BAJTSO

Don't forget to check out the Festive Artisan Show inside the @trurofarmersmarket building before or after you've enjoyed the 🎆 fireworks during the #festivaloflights in #downtowntruro !

Some of the vendors include:
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As part of the #ReduceSingleUseOctober campaign, each day in October we will be featuring a business who is doing their part to reduce their use this October!

At @leggehealth we have washable fabric hand towels available to use instead of the disposable… https://ift.tt/2pDfCjw

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