Roebuck Street Placemaking Project

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As part of its Culture Plan, from July 25 to September 30, 2022, the Town of Whitby is piloting the temporary closure of Roebuck Street to be used as a community gathering space in Downtown Brooklin. Throughout this time, the street will be open to pedestrians and feature Adirondack Chairs, picnic tables and a beautiful 'Brooklin' mural painted by local artists, creating an extension of Grass Park.

The goal of the pilot is to provide additional space for residents and visitors to connect and enjoy events, celebrations and more. Additionally, the project aims to support area businesses by attracting more people to shop in and enjoy Downtown Brooklin.

The project was selected for the My Main Street Community Activator program and received funding through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), delivered by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO).

Get Involved

As this is a pilot project, the Town is inviting residents and businesses to share their feedback on how they like the space and whether they would like the temporary closure of Roebuck Street to be implemented annually.

We also want to know if there are other ways that we can better use the space to create community connections.

Complete the short survey below before September 30 to have your say!

As part of its Culture Plan, from July 25 to September 30, 2022, the Town of Whitby is piloting the temporary closure of Roebuck Street to be used as a community gathering space in Downtown Brooklin. Throughout this time, the street will be open to pedestrians and feature Adirondack Chairs, picnic tables and a beautiful 'Brooklin' mural painted by local artists, creating an extension of Grass Park.

The goal of the pilot is to provide additional space for residents and visitors to connect and enjoy events, celebrations and more. Additionally, the project aims to support area businesses by attracting more people to shop in and enjoy Downtown Brooklin.

The project was selected for the My Main Street Community Activator program and received funding through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), delivered by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO).

Get Involved

As this is a pilot project, the Town is inviting residents and businesses to share their feedback on how they like the space and whether they would like the temporary closure of Roebuck Street to be implemented annually.

We also want to know if there are other ways that we can better use the space to create community connections.

Complete the short survey below before September 30 to have your say!

  • From July 25 to September 30, Roebuck Street, located in Downtown Brooklin will be temporarily closed to cars and open for pedestrian use. As this is a pilot project, we want to hear from you about how you like the space. Please take a minute to answer the questions below.
     

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