Corner Brook, Canada, has announced a $1 Million downtown redevelopment funding project. The port city will see 11 cruise ship calls this year, and a bump to 13 in 2017, according to Nora Fever, business development manager, Corner Brook Port Corporation.

The project has a total value of over $1,000,000 with a federal contribution of over $500,000 and the city of Corner Brook investing almost $450,000 and the Downtown Business Association contributing $60,000 to support the redevelopment.

As part of the city’s Urban Design Action Plan, the Downtown Revitalization Project will improve leisure destinations, corridors, islands, gateways and signage in the downtown area, helping to improve the area’s aesthetics and providing a physical link between the city’s two downtown business districts.  

The majority of the city’s cruise calls continue to come in autumn.

“For tour operators, it’s nice for them to have the extra business in fall,” said Fever. “It’s a nice benefit, some places will stay open (later) and its extra business for restaurants.”

Photo: (L to R): City of Corner Brook Deputy Mayor Bernd Staeben; Honourable Gudie Huthchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains; City of Corner Brook Mayor Charles Pender and Mr. Scott Reid, Member of the House of Assembly for St. George’s – Humber.