Main Street Boost Diaries: Virden, MB

Jim Mountain, Director, Regeneration Projects for the National Trust recounts his latest Main Street Boost initiative, this time in Virden, MB. Main Street Boost is an energizing event designed to spark the downtown revitalization process in a community.  When the National Trust comes to town for a Main Street Boost, expect the unexpected. Prior to visiting … More Main Street Boost Diaries: Virden, MB

The Stories of Main Street

In my ongoing work with the National Trust’s Main Street program, so much of what I do is seeking people out, hearing their stories and helping them understand what Main Street is about. Main Street is about more than buildings: it’s about people. It’s about bringing people out onto the street, connecting them with their neighbours and uniting them behind a common goal. It’s about getting to the heart of a community, finding common ground and building a sense of belonging. When that happens, it’s really inspiring. And it’s rewarding. But it’s not always easy. … More The Stories of Main Street