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

Today's Gift Spotlight: Sandy's Fashions For Men

Sandy's Fashions For Men is the go-to destination for quality men's clothing in Truro, Nova Scotia! Pick up a signature item for your husband, dad, brother...like one of these Men's AnNoir Dress Shirts!

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Today's Gift Spotlight: From Hub Cycle

Enjoy the bike trails in Victoria Park with Norco, Specialized and Giant fat bikes from Hub Cycle Come see us about renting before you buy!

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Traffic Note from the Town of Truro:TRAFFIC NOTE:
The demolition of the Former Boys and Girls Club Building will begin Monday December 16th. There will be no parking or access to the areas noted in the attached sketch until demolition is completed.
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Today's Gift Spotlight: From Visual Voice Fine Art

Visual Voice Fine Art has a beautiful selection of one-of-a-kind pieces, hand crafted by Nova Scotian artists & artisans.
Their Holiday Show runs until Dec. 23 and features decorations, paintings (oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolours & more - all styles & sizes), prints (etching, silkscreen, relief, monotype, collograph, mezzotint), sculpture,jewelry & wearable art lamps, cards & more!

Visual Voice Fine Art is located at 128 King Street in Downtown Truro!
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Today's Gift Spotlight: From Intrinsic Salon & Spa

Pamper that special someone with a Gift Card or an Aveda Product Set from Intrinsic Salon & Spa. Featured in this photo is our Shampure Calming Hair & Body Set from Aveda
Price: $56.00 + tax.

Intrinsic Salon & Spa is located at 664 Prince St. Suite #2 in Downtown Truro!
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Today's Gift Spotlight: From Hub Cycle

Enjoy the bike trails in Victoria Park with Norco, Specialized and Giant fat bikes from Hub Cycle Come see us about renting before you buy!
Hub Cycle is located 33 Inglis Place in Downtown Truro!
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TONIGHT!
Friday, Dec. 13 - FREE Horse + wagon rides will begin and end in the Ryco Parking lot between Inglis Place Tim Hortons and Jean's Flowers from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

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