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 on the interpretive planning for the Schreiber Discovery Centre. Looking forward, 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 is looking to enrich the experience of the Schreiber locals and any tourists who come to see our beloved town.
As a result of the uncertainty of COVID-19 and provincial regulations, the Schreiber Discovery Centre will be delaying its Grand Opening until the Summer of 2022.
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 is currently out for tender and the Township is anticipating that construction will begin in the Summer of 2021.
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 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.”
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.
Investment Attraction Consultant:
The Township of Schreiber will be looking to put out an RFP for an Investment Consultant through funds provided by FedNor.
|Community Economic Development Manager |
Tel: (807) 824-2711 ext. 233
Fax: (807) 824-3231