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

Don't miss out on Cobequid Dance Academy Inc.'s annual production of the Nutcracker! Shows are Dec. 1st - 2pm & 7pm and Dec. 2nd - 2pm held at the CEC Auditorium.
Tickets available online at www.cobequiddance.com or in-person at Cobequid Dance Academy 🙂
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1 day ago

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Upcoming tournaments at Levels Game Loft - this coming Friday and Sunday. Check out links below for details!
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5 days ago

Downtown Truro

Enjoy Tax Free savings all weekend long November 16-18 throughout Downtown Truro at the following participating businesses:
(store hours vary by location - please check ahead)

Elegant Steps
Joyful Yoga Studio
Inglis Jewellers
Levels Game Loft **Tax free on game time(walk in only, not on bookings) and merchandise(not confectionary)
Eastwinds Trading
Beck & Boosh
Lou Lou Clothing and Accessories
Visual Voice Fine Art
Hub Cycle
Centre Stage Dancewear
Calling Corners
Property Guys **Any person looking to list their house for sale during this weekend will get a tax free bonus.
My Home Mercantile **Tax free on all Christmas items, Tax free off all My Home Apparel clothing
Enchanted Forest
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From • @bigdogtruro Our annual food drive for Colchester Community Support Society - Colchester Food Bank is underway at Victoria Square in downtown Truro! Volunteers are accepting donations at the Commercial Safety College truck until 6 pm. Last yea… https://t.co/uycd4Ik1Wg

From • @elegantstepstruro Thanks to all who attended the Walk the Runway show last night. Good things happen when merchants work together. Total raised for CMHA was $2265!
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#elegantsteps #downtowntruro #fashionshow @cmhaceh https://t.co/bvROfdvGkW

From • @jenna.seeton I know, I know I'm early but It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 https://t.co/j4FtMotYVy

From • @one50onwillow Friday’s lunch special is a monte cristo with rosemary aioli & your choice of side for $9.95
The soup today is creamy fall soup 🥣
-parsnips -carrots -onion
-garlic -ginger https://t.co/iUa5HpfDYJ

From • @boosterjuicetruro Only 4 more days til customer appreciation come on out and see how much we appreciate you!! 2 for 1 smoothies all day
#boosterjuice #customerappreciation #smoothies #wraps #downtowntruro #trurobuzz #blenditup #healthylifesty… https://t.co/IqxCyUKByZ

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