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.

5 days ago

Downtown Truro

Gift Spotlight From: Skin Decision Inc.
The "Shandra" solid 14k gold end by Body Vision Los Angeles
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Downtown Truro

#WinYourChristmas isn't over yet! If you see your name listed here - you've won a Runner-Up prize! Check your Facebook / Instagram messages for collection details!

Barb Coombs
Jocelyn Cox
Rhonda Bourinot MacDonald
Jennifer Tucker
Ruth Pauly-Janes
John Sue Murray
Erin Deuville
Denise Dickson Mackinnon
Sarah Boss
Brian Salsman
Amanda Grant
Mireille Maillet
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7 days ago

Downtown Truro

Gift Spotlight from Body Solace Studio:

"We have something for everyone on your list this year! Here are some of the products and bundles that may be the perfect item for a loved one (or yourself!)"

• "Dry Skin" Gift Bundle - includes an all-natural handsoap ("Christmas Candy" scent), a medium-sized body lotion, and a large sugar scrub - $22+tax

• "Bath Time" Gift Bundle - includes a 3-pack of shower scrubs, and body butter - $15+tax

• "Grounding" Gift Bundle - includes a medium grounding Patchouli & Geranium body lotion, and an "exhale" roller - $20+tax

• "Energizing" Gift Bundle - includes a medium energizing Lavender & Fir body lotion, and an "inhale" roller - $20+tax

• 5-Class Pass - $45+tax (no expiry. *Only available to purchase in December)

• 3-Class Pass - $30+tax (no expiry. *Only available to purchase in December)

We also have gift certificates available!
Choose to specify a specific service, or give a dollar amount and let them choose how to use it!
Purchase gift certificates in-studio between Monday-Saturday.
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7 days ago

Downtown Truro

Congratulations to our #WinYourChristmas prize winner - Yvonne Werner! Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry - we had a flood of submissions and it was so much fun to see everyone enjoying their favorite Downtown Truro Businesses this holiday season 🙂

Also a HUGE thank you to all the businesses who contributed to the $4000 giveaway - the grand prize is filled with tons different gift certificates from businesses all over Downtown Truro!! Enjoy Yvonne!!
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1 week ago

Downtown Truro

Don't miss out on our last Photos with Santa Session - taking place at the Truro Public Library 10am - 12pm. Photos are free but we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Colchester Community Support Society - Colchester Food Bank

See you tomorrow! 🎅🎁
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#WinYourChristmas isn't over yet! If you see your name listed here - you've won a Runner-Up prize! Check your Facebook / Instagram messages for collection details!

Barb Coombs
Jocelyn Cox
Rhonda Bourinot MacDonald
Jennifer Tucker
Ruth Pauly-Janes
John S… https://t.co/dlOCoFD1sK

Gift Spotlight from @skindecisionstudio:
The "Shandra" solid 14k gold end by Body Vision Los Angeles https://t.co/XpSIEKuCy3

Congratulations to our #WinYourChristmas prize winner - Yvonne Werner! Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry - we had a flood of submissions and it was so much fun to see everyone enjoying their favorite Downtown Truro Businesses this holiday seas… https://t.co/gOVFmVBFqx

From • @trurobuzz It’s midnight madness in @downtowntruro tonight!
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@callingcorners (until midnight)
@eastwindstradingco
@sandysfashions @enchantedforesttruro (until 10 pm)
@myhomemercantile (until midnight)
@bikemonkey.ca (until midnight)
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Gift Spotlight: From @beckandboosh "Biology is the least of what makes us mothers"

For the love of all of our furry babies, our Fur Mama necklace has a dainty silver pendant and gold heart on a delicate silver chain, measuring 16" with a 2" extension. T… https://t.co/UzLRxd1DyZ

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