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Tell us what you think are the biggest opportunities for attracting visitors to Amherstburg?

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  • Heythere 11 months ago
    I would like a number of things. First, a dog park. There is no fenced area in town that I am aware of to exercise dogs.

    I think it is a shame that there seems to be so little for children/teens to do without using a car. A pool?for summer.

    We also need some more music brought in. I would like to see adult activities at Uncommon Festival. I.e. music/beer tent...and free activities for underprivileged families! Check out Peterborough, Ontario summer concerts in the park...Draw some pretty big names and is free for whole community!
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  • kurt reffle over 2 years ago
    my pet peeve is fort malden. the biggest most valuable under used piece of waterfront property in the downtown area. because of our recent bicentennial, the fort averaged 100 visitors a day during peak season. heck the ice cream store down the road gets that many customers a day. my thought is for parks Canada to put a hotel there in the style of an 1812 barracks and have the rooms decorated in period décor. this serves two purposes, solving our problem of not having rooms in town, and a novel way for parks Canada to generate revenue. for park Canada to have accomodations on their properties is not unusual, look at their website to see everything from tents to cabins and ski chalets. disturbing the grounds of this historical site has not been a problem when erecting the pallisades or cutting down trees, and building the new office building. it would not only benefit the town when we have events, it will be a novel catalyst for other events, such as a place to start a bike tour, a wine tour, host weddings. if you look at what the fort looked like in 1812, there were barracks to house 500 troops and other buildings. what we see now is not a fort, but an under used pretty piece of property.
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    • Dilligaffer over 1 year ago
      Although I understand your concern, do we really want Parks Canada involved in the hospitality industry? Look at what they did to Keltic Lodge and adjacent Highlands Links golf course in Cape Breton.
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  • DF over 2 years ago
    Here's a great platform for brainstorming how to attract tourists to your town/region:

    http://www.extension.umn.edu/community/news/tourism-assets.html

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  • Burgnewbie over 2 years ago
    I feel to draw in more tourists in the warm months, is to further revitalize the river front (remaining open lot where Duffy's used to be?) with small shops and open air cafes with wide walk way; large boat landing to receive tour boats from Windsor (small river tour cruise boats). People love to walk and shop and eat. Best spot for this is right at the riverfront.
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  • Kent Williams over 2 years ago
    Just a comment & suggestion. I think the community improvement plan is a great idea provided we take the opportunity to visit other communities to observe their reasons for success & what has attributed to their success. I would suggest a small advisory committee paying a visit to Niagara on the Lake, a community much like ourselves, with a similar history & access to a U.S. visitor/tourist market, visiting the community of Elora, a town that consists of one of a kind businesses that cater to the nearby GTA market & also the community of St.Jacobs, a go to community for it's uniqueness & it's farmers market that has a large local & tourist draw. I feel that there a many ideas & concepts that could be considered as part of our improvement plan - we need uniqueness & one of a kind businesses that will compliment our historical heritage - these 3 communities all encorporate many ideas of innovation & imagination that all make them unique in their own way. - as I mentioned - just a suggestion.....Kent Williams
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  • kurt reffle over 2 years ago
    I was wondering if a theater/playhouse would be of interest to the town and could it be financially viable. I know that the huron playhouse in grand bend has operated in a beautiful building for quite a while, and offers quality entertainment. I guess that would help fill the new hotel at fort malden.
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  • Donnaj70 over 2 years ago
    Love to see our waterfront used for more than just taking a walk. How about entertainment on the weekends during the summer months. We have so many wonderful local musicians in our area. Bring out a lawn chair, and enjoy being outside. Public works can put some tables out for people who want to picnic. This can encourage people from surrounding communities to come to the Burg and spend their hard earned money in Our town. I admit, I take my family to enjoy Colasantis, Pelee, Strawberry fest in LaSalle, Seacliff park beach, splash pad and music theatre. Many festivities at the Windsor waterfront.
    Why not have themed weekends, such as Renaissance on the water. The Michigan Renaissance festival has wonderful themed weekends as a guideline
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  • Reg over 2 years ago
    This is off topic, but I'd like to see a new entry regarding crime in the `Burg, specifically the amount of youth crime eg vandalism, breaking into cars and homes and drug use. I think this needs to be a larger focus for our police force and assisted by a curfew.
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  • barney over 2 years ago
    Fix the street lights on sandwich st., it is too dark coming into town compared to other towns...................
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  • Ryans2015 over 2 years ago
    Coming into the winter months, maybe we should look at incorporating an outdoor skating rink at Toddy Jones Park to compliment the River Lights.
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