Spruce the Bruce Downtown Improvement Program
Spruce the Bruce (STB) is a downtown improvement program created by the County of Bruce with its goal to enact positive change to support livable, economically viable communities. The STB program focuses on downtown cores-as Main Streets within Bruce County represent over 2/3rds of our commercial assessment and are main point of contact with tourism dollars. The STB Program has been initiated to assist communities with improvements that make them more attractive, pedestrian-friendly, and distinctive. The Spruce the Bruce program offers more than just grants and includes organizational support for Bruce County communities in the form of design services, policy research and action plan development.
The Granting portion of the Spruce the Bruce Program is just one component of a five step process that each municipality and community works through before becoming eligible to apply for capital resources to support their downtown improvement projects. The Spruce the Bruce Team is here to help your local champions see the possibilities and create change in your downtown!
2015 Investment - Communities that have been "Spruced"