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.

10 hours ago

Downtown Truro

Are you looking for a cute top? Cool new bag? The perfect lounge pants? What would bring you fresh, spring vibes?

Check out the Take It Outside post below for details on a super sale they have on right now!

❌ Don't physically go to the store!
💻 Check out their online store for available inventory: takeitoutside.ca/
☎️ Call/message them to discuss what you're looking for and they can assist.

STAY HOME, practice physical distancing 🌿(6ft away in person)🌿, and thanks for shopping local!Hit Refresh with a SPRING CLOTHING SALE! 🌸 New spring items, marked down Blundstones, and FREE delivery! - mailchi.mp/0e5013eb4a67/do-your-blundstones-need-a-spring-cleaning-7140716
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10 hours ago

Downtown Truro

Easter 🐰 might not be a total write-off this year!
My Home Mercantile to the rescue with these adorable & fun Easter themed mystery boxes!

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💻 Check out the selections on their Facebook page.
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STAY HOME, practice physical distancing 🐣(6ft away in person)🐥, and celebrate the small victories (like these adorable Easter themed packages)!
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11 hours ago

Downtown Truro

Need some new jeans for Spring? Check out Sandy's Fashions For Men - they've got a great selection for the guys in your life.

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☎️ Call/message them to discuss what you're looking for and they can assist.

When you make your next purchase be sure to enquire about delivery options because Downtown Truro is delivering 🛵 to Colchester + Pictou County and East Hants - For FREE!

STAY HOME, practice physical distancing 👖(6ft away in person)👖, and stay well dressed.
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12 hours ago

Downtown Truro

Check out the excellent offers Simply For Life is offering these days! It's exciting to see how businesses are rising to meet the challenge! 👏

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STAY HOME, practice physical distancing 🙋‍♀️(6ft away in person)🙋‍♀️, and stick to your fitness goals!
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13 hours ago

Downtown Truro

Thanks so much for supporting our amazing Farmers' Market!
Truro Farmers Market CooperativeWe are so happy, but so sad too - we have to cut off the orders for this week! We are at 300 orders and logistically we just can't deal with any more than that in our second week of filling orders.
We will have an even better ordering system in place for next week, which will be accessible through our website. Watch for postings about it going live and thank you so much for your support! On behalf of our local producers - you rock!
We will add a second order day and/or more logistics so that we can accept more orders next week.
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There’s still time! Contest deadline is March 6.
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We’re looking for photos of people enjoying Downtown Truro - especially the food, shops and cultural establishments.
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**2020 TRURO EXPERIENCE GUIDE PHOTO CONTEST** We are looking for a unique photo to b… https://ift.tt/32NXqDs

TODAY is the last day 😢 in our 💕Downtown Truro Has Heart💕 month.
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You can still support a non-profit by drinking beer! (🥳YAY!)
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Visit The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub, Sauced Wood Fired Pizza, or BellyUp BBQ & Grill and order a pint.
$2.00 from every g… https://ift.tt/39ctdQM

Dine + Win in #downtowntruro this March!
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Do you like to eat? Do you like FREE 💰? This promotion is for you!

Fill a line on your Dine + Win BINGO card and receive FREE Downtown Dollars when you eat out at some of the best restaurants downtown Truro… https://ift.tt/2wc8Owu

Beginning March 1 - Dine + Win is coming to #downtowntruro! *What’s this now?*
It’s a month-long, food themed BINGO featuring 25 of downtown Truro’s delicious dining establishments.
Get rewarded for eating out?
Yes, please! *Explain. More words please.*… https://ift.tt/2HT7Pnr

Downtown Truro has teamed up with the brew-master at Salty Dog Brewing Company to craft a limited run of Has Heart Ale (a German style Kölsch). For the month of February The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub, Sauced Wood Fired Pizza and BellyUp BBQ & Grill will b… https://ift.tt/2HJsRoz

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