Popular Georgetown restaurant refreshes look after grant


Published November 8, 2023 at 12:18 pm

Lily Thai Cuisine Georgetown grant revitalization
Lily Thai Cuisine in Georgetown circa 2017 - Photo courtesy of the restaurant's official Facebook page

A popular Halton Hills restaurant has a refreshed look thanks to a $15,000 grant from the town. 

The Town of Halton Hills recently announced that Georgetown restaurant Lily Thai Cusine (126 Main St. S.) received a $15,961.25 facade improvement grant. The grant, part of the town’s community improvement plan, went towards revitalizing the resto’s exterior and protecting its heritage assets. 

“The process was very smooth, and I enjoyed how everyone was very responsive and professional when asking for help and guidance through this all,” said Helen Lu, owner of Lily Thai Cuisine, in a statement. 

“We really appreciate being a part of the community and having support from the Town to help maintain our property.”

According to Lily Thai’s website, Lu and co-owner John Lu opened the restaurant (which is not a chain or franchise) in 2008. It moved to its current location inside a heritage home in 2016. The menu features a range of Thai staples, including green, red and golden curries, roasted curry duck, Thai sweet and sour fish, several types of pad Thai, Chaing Mai noodles, fried rice dishes, pho and more.

Regional and local Councillor Jane Fogal, Ward 3 Councillors Chantal Garneau and Ron Norris and town staff presented the cheque on Nov. 3. 

According to the town, the funds helped the restaurant replace its front door, repaint its front window, replace the front entrance ceiling, repair the building’s bricks and replace and repaint the patio deck. 

The Community Improvement Plan offers grants and loans to eligible businesses and organizations with the goal of encouraging revitalization, benefitting the local economy and more. 

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to note that the work has already been completed. We regret any confusion the original story might have caused. 

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