Downtown Needs Your Feedback


The Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Association (DTA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new strategic planning refresh process aimed at identifying enhanced and updated objectives for the organization.

A strong and effective Business Improvement Area will continue to address the future landscape and prosperity for all sectors of the DTA. The new strategic plan will follow up on the 2017-2020 ‘creatEmpower’ plan approved by membership at the 2017 annual general meeting. Once complete the new plan will serving as a roadmap that will generate innovative ways to continue to make Downtown Sault Ste. Marie a ‘place where people want to be and want to invest’.

The Downtown Association wants to thank Chamber of Commerce CEO, Rory Ring, as he will once again facilitate the process which commenced November 28th, 2019.

DTA representatives will meet with members, host round tables, release physical/digital surveys, and engage community leaders. The initiative will conclude March 25, 2020, with a presentation at our Annual General Meeting (location TBD).

DTA members and non-members are encouraged to provide feedback into the development of the next strategic plan. Please watch out for invitations to public sessions and round tables.

Should you wish to participate in our survey please visit:


  1. Would opening Queen street stores the night of the santa claus parade draw more business to down town ? So many people already there and they leave right after parade because everything is closed …think a nicer larger float for santa possibly sleigh etc ..also a more out going ho ho ho type Santa who waves at the children would be great ! Big improvement on Christmas tree !! Also summer flowers along downtown streets were amazing this year !!

  2. I’m so tired of the ongoing push for the downtown.
    The downtown gets a huge amount of support and an still barely be self sustaining. It’s frustrating that the Downton businesses get so much support and assistance from the city while businesses in other areas that have a far greater economic impact are ignored by the city. All they seem to be is tax revenue to the city with zero return on that tax burden.

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