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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Have you seen our wonderful painted pianos around Downtown Truro?🎹🎼 These pianos are not weather proof and if not taken care of become damaged quickly. We ask that if you see one of the bright beautiful pianos uncovered in the evening or on a less desirable day that you take the time to please put the provided cover on the pianos.🎹🌧😢 Your help is greatly appreciated and we thank you for helping us keep our Downtown bright, colorful and musical!☀️🤩 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Reading Club is coming back! You should definitely check this out 👍📚Early registration for the Summer Reading Club starts tomorrow! Sign up before the 30th for a chance to win a Family Season Pass to Shubenacadie Wildlife Park!

Check out our June 27th Kick-Off Party event here: www.facebook.com/events/2297894517125244/
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Enter The Bunker will be at our Celebrate Summer (June 20) AND Cheers to Summer! (June 21) events being held on Inglis Place!

They're bringing their new Field Hospital Pop-Up Mini Escape Room! It takes about 10 minutes to complete, and is the perfect opportunity to try out an Escape Room for the first time!

See you there!We are now offering the PERFECT warm-up for our War Game themed Escape Rooms!

The Field Hospital is our new Pop-Up Mini Escape Room! It takes about 10 minutes to complete, and is the perfect opportunity to try out an Escape Room for the first time!

We will have The Field Hospital set up this week at the Snowbirds air show in Debert on Wednesday, June 19th. And on June 20th and 21st you can find us in Downtown Truro at the Celebrate Summer and Cheers to Summer!events!

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Check out Jenn & Carla, chatting with Alicia Simms from Truro Buzz about our upcoming Celebrate Summer & Cheers to Summer! events 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget to come Celebrate Summer in Downtown Truro this coming Thursday, June 20, from 4PM-8PM on Inglis Place! https://t.co/M7E5v4aDDw

Super fun @offtrackbrewing 🍺 is being hosted by the fast moving and fun loving @hubcycletruro during #CHEERStoSummer! June 21. .
Tickets available ($25 +tax & fee) via the Facebook event page or by dropping by the @downtowntruro office (605 Prince S… https://t.co/fyOGegUIxe

Here it is! The updated schedule for our summer series of Midday Music in Downtown Truro!

Join us Fridays in July and August from 12 - 2 pm at Civic Square, in front of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library Truro Branch An https://t.co/AWJ09JE9rG

Street wide Craft Beer Tasting Event! (19+) Tickets: $25 +tax - available via Eventbrite or at the Downtown Truro Partnership Office (605 Prince St. inside the Marigold Cultural Centre).
Eventbrite accepts Credit Card, but e-Transfers, cash & cheque are … https://t.co/5GoGWA8uBl

Come Celebrate Summer with us in Downtown Truro this Thursday, June 20 from 4-8PM on Inglis Place! There will be a number of different actives on the go including: - Halifax Henna will be onsite to produce beautiful Henna body art!
- Jen Power art will b… https://t.co/sYVlkZDGXM

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