Moving Forward means to accomplish something each day that brings us one step closer to our ultimate vision of leading Schreiber into a future of growth and prosperity. We are committed to maintaining our momentum as we stay on the right track towards success.
Building Genuine Relationships Within the Township
“Schreiber is a community of family tradition, pride and great heritage… Schreiber is and always will be home, and home is where the heart is.”
Becoming Advocates for Local Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
We commit to getting to know you personally, and to understanding the challenges facing your business. We want to represent you locally and beyond, and fight for those things which will help make your business more successful.
Strengthening our Brand and Bringing the Schreiber Experience to Life
The top priority of the economic development team will be to revitalize and beautify key areas in a way which expresses and strengthens our brand identity.
Once this is accomplished, the main focus will be to rapidly expand awareness of the Schreiber brand experience in order to attract sustainable business investment, as well as facilitating traffic and tourism to the key business areas of the Township.
Schreiber Discovery Centre
The Township of Schreiber is continuously working on the interpretive planning and front desk operations for the Schreiber Discovery Centre. The interpretive planning and design components of the Schreiber Discovery Centre will allow people of the public to learn about a variety of topics about Schreiber. Whether that is trains and the railway, participating in a virtual experience of being on a train ride, or encompassing Schreiber’s culture, our Discovery Centre will enrich the experience of the Schreiber locals and any tourists who come to see our beloved town.
As a result of the ongoing conditions surrounding COVID-19, in addition to the wave involving the Delta variant, the Schreiber Discovery Centre will be delaying its Grand Opening until the Summer of 2022.
In the Fall of 2021, Schreiber Township staff will be looking to provide a digital sneak peak of the inside of the museum for the general public to view; to generate a great sense of anticipation for both locals and incoming tourists.
Downtown Revitalization Project
The Township of Schreiber’s Downtown Revitalization project looks not only to spruce up the image of Schreiber’s downtown, but to create a more inclusive and welcoming space for locals and tourists to come and enjoy themselves within the community. This project will be looking to include landscaping of the area, a splash pad and children’s play area, outdoor fitness equipment and a open courtyard for residents and tourists to enjoy.
This project is possible thanks to the contributions from the Township of Schreiber, the Northern Ontario Heritage Funding Corporation (NOHFC), and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FEDNOR).
This project will begin site preparations in August of 2021 and be ready to use for the general public and tourists in the Summer of 2022.
Wayfinding and Signage
The Township of Schreiber has installed various wayfinding and directional signs throughout the Township and along the Trans Canada Highway 17.
The Township is currently implementing Phase 2 of our Wayfinding and Signage, where additional wayfinding and directional signage is being installed throughout the Township and on Trans Canada Highway 17. Phase 2 will also include the installation of various place marker signs, including those at the Little Sprouts Garden and Schreiber Beach. This project has been made possible through funding allocations from Destination Northern Ontario and the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.
“Destination Northern Ontario is one of 13 not-for-profit regional tourism organizations funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. We are the largest tourism region in geography, the second largest in expenditure and the only region that includes sub-regions.
Destination Northern Ontario coordinates, aligns and invests in sub-regional programs and leads in identified pan-northern management functions; coordination of marketing, product development, workforce and industry training, and investment attraction with the ultimate goal to significantly increase tourism revenues in Norther Ontario. Increased visitation and yield are achieved by delivering programs designed to enhance existing tourism products and developing new tourism opportunities for the North.”
The Township of Schreiber will be looking to implement Phase 3 of our Wayfinding and Signage project in the Summer of 2022, where Schreiber Municipal Display signs will be placed along the eastern and western entry points to Schreiber along Trans Canada Highway 17.
A6 Trail Upgrades: Phase 1
The Township of Schreiber is working with the Casques Isles Hiking Club to upgrade the A6 Access for the Casque Isles Hiking Trail from its current difficult classification to an intermediate classification. This will include 1.9km of trail which connects Winnipeg St. in Schreiber, ON to the Picnic Table Lookout, which overlooks Parks Canada’s Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (LSNMCA) and the Lake Superior Water Trail (LSWT).
The remaining work for this trail project has now resumed and will be looking to be completed in September of 2021.
This project is possible thanks to the contributions from the Township of Schreiber, the Casques Isles Hiking Club, Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).
This project was funded in part by a grant from Trans Canada Trail to enhance our local section of The Great Trail.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
Investment Attraction Consultant:
The Township of Schreiber is currently working with a Economic Development and Marketing firm to implement an Investment Attraction Plan, along with multiple other supplementary documents, for the community of Schreiber. Once completed, these documents will help to guide Mayor, Council, and Township departments on strategic directions to consider going forward with respects to strategic planning, and project creation and implementation.
This project is possible thanks to the contributions from Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FEDNOR).
This project will be looking to be completed in December of 2021.
Schreiber Mural Project – North Shore Art Tour:
The Township of Schreiber asked artists, whether they are current or past residents of Schreiber, or residents along the North Shore of Lake Superior, to submit an electronic version of an art piece that represents either Schreiber Beauty or the North Shore of Lake Superior to be considered for replication onto aluminum dibond pieces.
The selected pieces will be placed at strategic locations throughout the community of Schreiber, where an online map will be made available for people to access and find all of the art pieces throughout Schreiber. Each icon that represents one of the submissions will include the name of the artist, the title of the piece, and the artist’s descriptor of the piece.
This project is possible thanks to the contributions from the Township of Schreiber and the Rural Economic Development (RED) Program under the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
This project will look to be completed in September of 2021.
|Community Economic Development Manager |
Tel: (807) 824-2711 ext. 233
Fax: (807) 824-3231