Welcome to the Downtown Vitalization Page

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Thank you for visiting Cobourg's Downtown Vitalization page.

Cobourg's Downtown Vitalization Task Force was established in order to revitalize the central downtown business district for the Town of Cobourg. We work in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) and the Central Chamber of Commerce.

The Downtown Vitalization Task Force is governed by volunteer Board of Directors consisting of eight members elected from the Downtown business community, property owners and a council representative.

Since 2012, the Cobourg Downtown Vitalization initiative has undergone a series of strategic planning sessions,with the resulting strategies used in guide the initiative. From these sessions a four stage process was decided upon:

• Organizing & Scoping
• Data Collection & Analysis
• Planning & Prioritizing
• Implementing & Monitoring

Continuous support from Cobourg's local businesses and the surrounding community is essential to the success of the downtown. The Cobourg Downtown Vitalization happily welcomes volunteer, business and community participation in all areas of the vitalization process.

Currently there are a number of different sub-committees with varying downtown interests that were formed into teams and are actively supporting the initiative, including: Marketing and Communications, Physical Improvements and the Economic Development team. Together these teams formed the ‘main priority directions’ with a number of ideas consistently recognized throughout working sessions.

The creation of a successful downtown relies on its ability to attract as many people as possible, both residents and visitors.  The Cobourg Downtown Vitalization initiative will work towards accomplishing this in a number of ways, including the development of a variety of interesting businesses, the creation and improvement of public gathering areas and a comfortable pedestrian landscape rich in culture and heritage.


For further information please email us at downtown@cobourg.ca 



Downtown Cobourg Vitalization Action Plan (master document)

Resident Survey

Business Owner Survey

Market Analysis Survey

Downtown Business Improvement Area List

Downtown Vitalization Working Group Descriptions and Members

Downtown Vitalization Volunteer Members











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