Doors Open Ontario – Carleton Place

  September 16, 2017 – September 17, 2017 Join us for Doors Open Carleton Place! Hosted by the town’s Municipal Heritage Committee, this event will be a wonderful opportunity to visit historical buildings in the community – often with a chance to see spaces not normally open to the public. We’ve included local landmarks like our town hall, as well as churches, former schools and some “over-the-shop” apartments on our main street! Including: Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Carleton Place Town Hall The Grand Hotel Hawthorne Mill – South Shore Landing Inc. Keyes Block
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Free Historical Walkabout of Bridge Street with Linda Seccaspina

Saturday, September 16 (rain date September 17) at 11 am. Local history blogger, Linda Seccaspina has been writing about Downtown Carleton Place’s Bridge Street for months. Now she is going to walk you back into the history of the street. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Come join Linda in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday, September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. Its history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is
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Downtown Carleton Place Member Vision & Feedback Session

Monday, August 28th – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Your Downtown Carleton Place BIA Board needs your input! We are making plans for 2018 (and beyond) and we want you to tell us what your hopes and dreams are for our downtown. We want to hear about how you are dealing with the changing retail market and how we can help. We want to know which events and promotions have and haven’t worked for your business. We want to know how we can further beautify our downtown.  The Board will use your vision for our downtown to create a new
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Downtown Carleton Place Easter Basket Draw

WIN in the Downtown Carleton Place Easter Basket Draw! A-tisket, a-tasket a green and yellow basket, Downtown Carleton Place is ready to swing into spring. You could WIN a large Easter basket filled with great items and gift certificates from Downtown businesses. IT IS WORTH OVER $800!!! Starting April 2nd, any purchase, at a participating Downtown Carleton Place business, over $10 gets you a ballot in the draw. The draw will take place Thursday, April 20, 2017. Shoppers will get a ballot for every $10 spent. We would like to thank these participating businesses… Apple Cheeks Consignment Carleton Place &
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St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Carleton Place

For all of the Irish Canadians and Canadians who wish they were Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. Downtown Carleton Place has it all going on for St. Patrick’s Day! This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday, March 17th. Choose from one of these amazing venues to hang your hat for the celebrations – enjoy a great Irish-themed meal, or perhaps make a St. Paddy’s Day crawl of it! No cars required and Bud’s Taxi is just a call away!   Black Tartan Kitchen 3 Course Table D’Hote 1st Course Guinness, Potato & Caramelized Onion Soup with Smoked Bacon Chantilly
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Win your Wish List Contest in Downtown Carleton Place

Christmas wishes do come true! Post a picture from your Downtown Wish List on social media, including the hashtag #DowntownCPWishList and the name of the store. Enter for a chance to win $100 in BIA Bucks* to make your purchase. “Win what you wish for this Christmas” Instructions for participants/shoppers Christmas wishes do come true. Visit any of the businesses of Downtown Carleton Place and take a photo of something that you would like for Christmas. Post you photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #DowntownCPWishList and the name of the store, for a chance to win
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Façade and Building Design Work with Main Street Canada®

Jim Mountain, Director of Regeneration Projects, from National Trust for Canada, spoke to the Downtown Carleton Place Board of Directors and attendees at the September monthly board meeting last Wednesday night  at Carambeck Community Centre. Invited and introduced by Downtown Carleton Place Director, Rob Probert, Mountain spoke about the projects in the National Capital Area including the organization’s Main Street Canada® program that Downtown Carleton Place is participating in. The National Trust for Canada has and does work all across Canada in assisting historical improvements in the modern business environment. Their efforts create value and a pathway for any business district. Reversing the long term effects
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Calling Local Event Planners!

The Downtown Carleton Place (BIA) is looking to work with independent event planners on a variety of existing and new events. Event planning and execution will be done on a contract basis. Contracts will be awarded for each event based on proposals submitted by planners. Interested? Contact [email protected] to let us know and let’s start the conversation.
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Ink & Iron Tattoo and a Heart of Gold

Lea Maurice is not just an artist with her tattoo designs, she is a visionary. Her vision is to bring the community together, by business working together in collaboration to help each other and  make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. Lea started Ink & Iron Tattoo Co. on Industrial Ave. in Carleton Place in 2015. This summer, she moved to the Downtown area to 154 Beckwith St. Lea says the main reason for the move was to make her business wheelchair accessible. She wanted to make sure that anyone that wanted a tattoo or piercing was able
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