What is the Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Project?

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Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization is a collaborative and comprehensive project that aims to revitalize the downtown Mount Albert/Centre Street area through infrastructure improvements.  The project area focuses on Centre Street between Mount Albert Road to King Street including portions of intersecting side streets at Elizabeth, Main, Bank and Mill Streets, as shown on the image below.

The Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Project will improve the economic, physical and social well-being of the local community. 

 Map of Centre Street showing revitalization plans

Your voice will help shape the new design

The Project initiation survey is now closed. The survey was open from May 27 to August 2, 2022 and we have received 189 responses. We thank everyone who took time to complete the survey and share input!

You can continue to provide your comments and ask questions at any time during the project by reaching out directly through the Contact Us link. 

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The first round of engagement for the Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Project included a drop-in Open House on June 15, 2022, at the Mount Albert Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m. A range of informative and interactive boards were displayed to share information and collect feedback from members of the community.

If you were unable to attend the Open House in-person, you can still review the materials below.

View the Open House Materials 

Project background

The Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Strategy and Community Improvement Plan was approved in August 2014. The Plan articulated a vision for downtown Mount Albert and established a strategy for revitalization and economic development. The vision focused on providing:

  • A destination fore residents and visitors characterized by an attractive mix of business, services, amenities, and vibrant public spaces that support economic activity and community participation
  • A place to provide services to the residents or Mount Albert and beyond
  • A central gathering place for the community
  • An excellent mix of businesses and services that supports the needs of the community


The Mount Albert Revitalization Project will:

  • Support community development, business performance and sustainable economic growth 

  • Support the development of Complete Communities through an open and transparent process that actively engages residents, businesses and other stakeholders 

  • Create enjoyable public streets and spaces that can be animated by a variety of creative and civic activities 

  • Improve safety and accessibility for all users 

Strategic plans, reports and presentations
Project improvements

This project will include: 

  • Road resurfacing and full road reconstruction (where required)
  • Minor bridge rehabilitation to the Centre St bridge just north of Mill Street
  • Storm sewer/road drainage improvements
  • Upgrades to sidewalks to fill in missing links, improve connectivity and accessibility 
  • Replace/upgrade/relocation of overhead hydro poles to eliminate conflicts with sidewalks
  • Public realm improvements including decorative streetlighting, street scape, amenities, etc.
  • Formal lay-by parking where practical
  • Sidewalk connections to adjacent trail network (where applicable)
  • Provide on-road cycling lanes (if technically feasible)

The study component of this project will also focus on the economic development opportunities of upgrading these areas. Additional projects and funding may be available for local businesses as this aspect develops and the project progresses.


This project has been co-funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This is a Federal program (managed by the Province) designed to create long-term economic growth, build inclusive, sustainable and resilient communities and support a low-carbon economy. The total eligible project costs are approximately $2.7 million, which will be covered by the Provincial/Federal grant. The Town will contribute approximately $454,000.

Project timeline

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Stakeholder Engagement and Design Milestones

Acquisition of a Professional services team

Q1 2022

No construction activity – Request for Proposals (RFP) issued online to acquire a consultant that will undertake the work.

Preliminary & detailed design development, which will include four public consultation opportunities

Q1 2022 to 2024

No construction activity – The Town and consultant will host up to four public consultation opportunities for formal resident feedback, however, feedback is welcome at anytime throughout the process. See below for how to get involved!

Construction Milestones

Advanced procurement of materials (hydro poles and streetlight fixtures)


No construction activity – Town will be purchasing items to allow for next stage in the process

Tender & Award Advanced Utility Relocation Construction Contract


Request for Tender (RFT) issued online to acquire a contractor for utility relocations in advance of the main civil construction works.

Advanced Utility Relocation Construction


Construction activity along the main corridor during this time period to relocate utilities such as hydro poles, telecom and gas. This work will move the utilities so that the main civil construction can occur. All advanced utility relocations are anticipated to be complete by late 2023.

Tender & Award Civil Construction Contract


Request for Tender (RFT) issued online to acquire a contractor for the main civil construction works. This contract includes construction on the road, curbs, sidewalks bridge and boulevard.

Civil Construction


Construction activity along the main corridor include works on the road, curbs, sidewalks, bridge and boulevard. Construction activities will be controlled to limit impacts to businesses, pedestrians and traffic.

All construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2025.

Contact us

General Questions

Please contact the Town's Customer Service team at 905-478-4282 or by email

Design Feedback

Please email: 

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