This Plaza in Halton Hills Recently Underwent a Massive Renovation


A plaza in the Town of Halton Hills recently underwent a massive renovation.

According to a recent news release, facade renovations at properties at 8 and 12 Main St. North, in Acton have been completed. These renovations were funded in part by the town's Community Improvement Plan (CIP). 

The CIP was founded in 2010 with an annual budget of $75,000. Subject to funding availability and eligibility, applications are accepted year-round.

Since its launch, almost $375,000 in grants and loans have been awarded in multiple program categories, resulting in a community investment of more than $625,000 just in the last two years.

"The CIP benefits the community by improving the visual presentation of buildings, thereby increasing the value of properties, attracting additional investment, and providing a return on the Town's initial investment," reads the news release.

The properties in question are better known as the Giant Tiger plaza. The plaza in which the properties are located in anchor the Downtown Acton BIA on the west end, and feature multiple tenants such as Dollar Daze, Co-operators, Giant Tiger and Subway. 

The two properties, where are owned by MCO Acton Inc., applied in late 2017 to the CIP program.

Renovations, according to the news release, included brightening the awning with light beige paint, raising all business signage onto the awning, replacing all the sign boxes with LED lighting, and beautifying the east facia with a modern stone skirting.  

While the renovations were underway, the property owner took the opportunity to also install bollards, parking lot lighting and signage and repaired eavestroughs and downspouts.

"We are delighted with the rejuvenated look of our properties, and our tenants appreciate our commitment as landlords to their image and success," owners Jason Karametch, Kris Misevski and Tim Efthimiou, said in the press release.

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Photo is courtesy of the Town of Halton Hills.

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