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 working towards the final construction and interpretive planning for the Schreiber Discovery Centre. Looking towards 2021, shovels have hit the ground and the construction of the building is nearly complete, with work to be continued on in early parts of 2021 for the interpretive planning and design of the Schreiber Discovery Centre. Whether it is learning about trains and the railway, taking on a virtual reality experience of being on a train ride, or encompassing Schreiber’s culture, our Discovery Centre is looking to enrich the experience of the Schreiber locals and any tourists who come to see our beloved town.
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 pavilion.
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).
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 will be looking to implement Phase 2 of the Wayfinding and Signage project in the summer of 2021, where additional wayfinding and directional signage will be installed throughout the Township and on Trans Canada Highway 17. Phase 2 will also include the installation of various Placemarker signs, including those at the Schreiber Public Library, Little Sprouts Garden and Schreiber Beach.
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 will be occurring during the summer 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.