Charlottetown Selected as Candidate for a Street Refresh Program

The City of Charlottetown was selected as one of the one hundred cities across North America nominated for Benjamin Moore's Main Street Matters Project. Main Street Matters is a new initiative in which the top twenty voted cities will receive a re-paint revitalization. Benjamin Moore will partner with the winning towns and neighbourhoods to refresh up to three blocks on their main street with a fresh coat of paint, to create an inviting business environment and reinforce community ties.

"We are very excited to take part in this new project and encourage Islanders to go online and vote," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "It is very fitting that the completion of this project is in 2014, when our City will be in celebration mode and welcoming visitors from all over the world. Projects like this remind us about the importance of our local business community and give us the chance to highlight our fantastic City."

Voting will take place over the next six weeks, from May 16 to June 30, and after that time the top twenty cities awarded with the refresh will be revealed. Once the top twenty is selected, work on the project will take place from July 2013 to July 2014. The goal of this project is to support local communities and businesses.

To learn more about the project or cast your vote please visit:

Read more about the Main Street Matters project in the attached news release from Benjamin Moore.

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