The Urban Park opens up the roads to groups and organizations to have a place in the downtown area to promote their programs and events. Read more about this BIA program below.
Urban Park Market
Good things are growing in and around Timmins and the new Urban Park Market will be showcasing it! Come every Thursday from 11am-4pm to shop for the freshest food in Timmins!
There are fantastic opportunities to open a business in Downtown Timmins. Learn more about this new program directed by the Downtown BIA.
Urban Park & Urban Park Market
The Downtown Timmins BIA proudly presents the Annual Urban Park for eight weeks, from July to August every Wednesday Thursday & Friday.
The Urban Park will be along Third Avenue, between Cedar and Pine every Wednesday Thursday & Friday*** and The Urban Park Market will be between Pine and Spruce along Third Avenue every Thursday only. Those blocks of Third Avenue will be closed to cars on the designated days. Pine, Cedar, and Spruce will remain open to traffic. The Urban Park Market will be open from 11-3 on Thursdays. The Urban Park will be open from 9-3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday***. The BIA has invested in patio tables and chairs to encourage customers to come out to the streets and enjoy.
To our members
To our members – please take advantage of the street closures! You can display merchandise outside, and put out your own tables and chairs. Promote your business outside your doors as well as inside. Remember the customers are there you just have to bring them in!
Positive For Everyone
The idea of the Urban Park is to encourage the 3000 plus people who work downtown to come out of their buildings and start a natural environment for people to congregate on the streets.
Are you a musician or artist?
We are always looking for musicians and artists. We are partnering with the community to bring some wonderful events downtown to involve the downtown worker. If you are a non-profit organization, or know someone who has talent, contact us at the office for more information.
Want to participate?
There are tables and tents for rent on a first come first serve basis. They are not available on Thursdays as they are reserved for the Farmer’s Market. 705-264-8733.
A great big Thank You to the Venture Centre for funding for the cost of marketing and promotion of the Urban Park & the Urban Park Market
Downtown Timmins is a great place
To open a business of your own
The BIA Opportunity Knocks Program
The Downtown BIA ‘Opportunity Knocks’ Program is a new initiative launched by the Downtown Timmins BIA. This initiative is an opportunity to showcase available spaces to rent or buy for a new business location.
This is an additional free physical and digital marketing tool for downtown landlords to promote their available spaces. For the public this is a digital platform to easily view the spaces available in the downtown.
The cohesive marketing campaign includes large posters to hang on windows of street level fronts made to be visually appealing. The campaign will unfold seasonally with attractive designs to appeal to new entrepreneurs looking for a space or established entrepreneurs looking for a new location to expand into.
Another tier of the campaign will be the BIA’s website ‘Opportunity Knocks’ property listings page which is offered free to BIA members. The robust section of the site allows the public to view as many or as little detail that landlords wish to disclose about their property along with a large size photo gallery to showcase their space(s).
A last tier of the campaign will be an aggressive social media video campaign promoting the various locations and directing online traffic to the Opportunity Knocks section of the website targeted to local and regional business owners/entrepreneurs. This video campaign will launch soon! Stay tuned to our social media channels!
The BIA is grateful to the Venture Centre for their contribution of funding to help get this marketing initiatve off the ground.
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