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

This weekend (February 15-17, 2019) Downtown Businesses will be accepting Food Bank donations as part of the Downtown Truro has heart campaign! Drop off your donations to the Colchester Community Support Society - Colchester Food Bank to any of the participating business below 👇

Carlson Wagonlit Harvey's Travel
Beck and Boosh Will give a free gift to anyone who brings in a food donation!
Calling Corners New Age Boutique TAX FREE with a donation for the Food Bank!
Clay Cafe Truro Will offer BOGO tiles for food donations!
Skin Decision Inc. Will give $5 off all piercings & tattoos with a food bank donation!
Marigold Cultural Centre
Elegant Steps
Enchanted Forest Will donate 10% of your sale total to the food bank when you bring in food donations!
Alderberry Village
My Home Mercantile Will offer 15% off to anyone who brings in a food donation!
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5 days ago

Downtown Truro

Head down to Civic Square for the Kick off to the Truro Winter Long John Festival 2019 tonight!! FREE wagon rides from 5pm - 8pm!!As part of the Truro Winter Long John Festival 2019, Downtown Truro is offering FREE Wagon rides throughout downtown!!
Friday, February 15 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
* at 7:00pm take the wagon rides from Civic Square to the Carson Downy Show at the Marigold Cultural Centre!
Saturday, February 16 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

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6 days ago

Downtown Truro

Go check out Truro Buzz’s latest post for a chance to win $50 downtown dollars!!

Truro Buzz
❄️❄️❄️GIVEAWAY❄️❄️❄️Break out your long john’s & onesies at work tomorrow for a chance to win $50 Downtown Dollars!
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To enter:
1. Wear your onesie to work!
2. Take a pic!
3. Post that pic on our Facebook group post of this video!
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We’ll draw a winner on Sunday at 5pm!
...side note: these Stanfield's onesies provide ample room for burger consumption! #trurobuzz #locallovetruro #stanfields #longjohnfestival #festival #winter #giveaway Downtown Truro Truro Parks Recreation Culture #longjohns #onesie #burgerweek #truroburgerweek2019
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7 days ago

Downtown Truro

HAF SKATE SNOW MOTO AND TRURO NISSAN present the INGLIS STREET INVITATIONAL. Check out the highlight reel from last year's event to see what you can expect for this year! February 15, 6pm - 10pm as part of the Truro Winter Long John Festival! Steve Currie HAF skate and tattoo Town of Truro

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HAF SKATE SNOW MOTO AND TRURO NISSAN present the INGLIS STREET INVITATIONAL. Were you there? Tag if you were and spread the love. Check out the highlight reel from last year's event to see what you can expect for this year! February 15, 6pm - 10pm as part of the Truro Winter Long John Festival! The Town contributes a ton of work to the event, making the snow appear! Downtown Truro Town of Truro Truro Buzz Truro Parks Recreation Culture Truro Nissan Erik Muckle HAF skate and tattoo Mitch Cooke
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1 week ago

Downtown Truro

As part of the Truro Winter Long John Festival 2019, Downtown Truro is offering FREE Wagon rides throughout downtown!!
Friday, February 15 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
* at 7:00pm take the wagon rides from Civic Square to the Carson Downy Show at the Marigold Cultural Centre!
Saturday, February 16 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

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From • @locallovetruro Be sure to RSVP before it’s too late! https://t.co/CfyF3WBMv2
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We are close to filling the theatre for @blackcopmovie at the @marigoldcentre on February 28. Let’s show some #locallove to Truro’s own @corybowles.
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We are also … https://t.co/5vKRejvRw0

From • @townoftruro A little (or a lot of rain) doesn’t stop us! The Big Dig and wagon rides are still happening at Civic Square! #longjohntruro @trurobuzz @catcountry995 @bigdogtruro @downtowntruro https://t.co/rlK8rsY5UW

From • @townoftruro SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2019
**Please make sure to check back before heading to events. The weather conditions may affect individual events.** • 10:00-11:30am - (CANCELLED due to inclement weather) - FREE Intermediate Snowshoeing… https://t.co/Vb22YrDTsa

We’re at the @trurofarmersmarket today giving away downtown dollars!! Purchase a minimum of $40 and receive $5-$20 downtown dollars for FREE!! https://t.co/B0RVl4dLAA

Edible Exploration Series starts March 6th in Truro!

Tickets on sale now! (Only 40 available)
Downtown Truro Partnership office - 605 Prince St (inside the Marigold). $68/couple.

Come and sample some of the excellent dining establishments Truro has to … https://t.co/Rkgj7GibSZ

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