Sharbot Lake - Downtown Revitalization


The Downtown Revitalization Program will enhance the Village of Sharbot Lake as an accessible and welcoming destination for all. The program will build on opportunities to enjoy our natural amenities and heritage, and collaborate with local partners in their improvement. Sustainable development and diversity will be at the heart of all economic and social initiatives.

Sharbot Lake - Downtown Revitalization - Strategic Action Plan

The Strategic Action Plan was adopted by Council on April 12, 2022 following consultation with the community.  

Streetscape, Public Spaces and Tourism Workshop – Video from April 29th


Video recording available here: Youtube

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2. Visit to vote and answer the questions from the Workshop!

Scroll down the page, and click the "WORKSHOP POP-UP POLL QUESTIONS" tab.

To participate you must register with (see Register button in the top right corner of the webpage).

NOTE: Submit by 11 am Thursday May 13th for your votes to be considered in the Draft Streetscape, Public Spaces and Tourism Recommendation Report by Wavefront Planning and Design Inc.

Community Survey 
Whether you’re a full-time, seasonal, or non-resident of Sharbot Lake - we want to hear from you. Your experiences and perspectives on Downtown Sharbot Lake should be reflected in the future priorities and overall Action Plan for Revitalization. Now’s the time to have your say!

 You can participate across any device by visiting

This survey should only take 12 minutes of your time to complete. We look forward to your feedback and thank you in advance for your participation.

 If you prefer to complete a paper copy, you can download that here then choose from the submission options below that best suit your needs

  • Scan-to-email your completed survey, send to:
  • Drop-off at the Township of Central Frontenac Office, 1084 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake ON - during business hours Mon-Fri, 8:30am- 4:30pm
  • Call 613-279-2935 to request a paper copy and arrange pick-up

 Please complete and submit this survey by Monday November 23, 2020. We look forward to your feedback and responses, and thank you in advance for your participation.

 Virtual Kick-off Presentation


Click above video to watch the Virtual Kick-off Presentation to celebrate the launch of the Downtown Revitalization and learn about what lies ahead in the next several months – and how to have your say!

This 50-minute presentation features Guest Speakers from the Township, Frontenac County, and the Sharbot Lake Business Group, to celebrate this exciting project!

 Plus interviews with Rob Moore of Cardinal Café and Shop; Greg Rodgers of Rockhill B&B; Brian Grattan, City of Quinte West; and enjoy some amazing new drone footage courtesy of Wade Leonard.

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 Downtown Drone video



 Video credit: Wade Leonard

What is Downtown Revitalization

Downtown Revitalization is a long-term process of improving the economic, physical and social well-being of a community’s traditional town centre.

Downtowns thrive and bustle when there is a dynamic interchange between public space, civic/social uses and commercial activity. This makes for interesting places that residents and visitors will come to experience. As such, the Downtown Revitalization program follows a comprehensive

“Four point approach” which focuses on balancing:

1. Economic Development: objectives such as helping existing merchants target specific market segments in their trade area or identify possible new businesses that complement the existing business mix;

2. Leadership and Management: activities to include various organizations to ensure the process continues and volunteers are celebrated and renewed;

3. Marketing and Promotions: to ensure that the identity and positive image of the downtown is communicated and that events and activities animate the area; and,

4. Physical Improvements: such as restoring historic façades, streetscaping, parking, and creating safe, walkable environments.

For more information visit Downtown Revitalization Program on the Province of Ontario’s Website

 Management Group

The Sharbot Lake Downtown Revitalization Management Group is a sub-committee formed by the Economic Development Committee under its terms of reference, and comprises of the members of the Economic Development committee (Councillor Brent Cameron, Alison Robinson, Bill Bowick, Sara Carpenter, Maria Lockhart) Township staff (Tyson Myers and Cindy Deachman) and County staff (Alison Vandervelde, Community Development Officer Planning & Economic Development.) The management group will oversee the project and supervise Adriana Barbary, who was hired by the township as the Downtown Revitalization Coordinator.

Adriana works under the guidance of OMAFRA Advisor Karen Fischer, who has been involved in Downtown Revitalization programs for Prince Edward County, Napanee, Tweed and many more.

OMAFRA Four-Stage Process

Stage I: Organizing and Scoping Phase (2-4 months)

Stage II: Collecting and Assessing (4-6 months)

Stage III: Action Planning and Prioritization (2-3 months)

Stage IV: Implementing (2 years+)

Ontario’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program provides cost-share funding to

support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural

economic development.



REGISTER for the Sharbot Lake Streetscape, Public Spaces and Tourism Zoom Workshop

Link to register:


We're excited to come together to share ideas and have a discussion about improving Sharbot Lake for residents, visitors and supporting safe and responsible tourism. Your participation in this virtual workshop is a key component in establishing priorities for streetscape, public spaces and tourism improvements in the Revitalization Action Plan. Thank you!


Have Your Say!


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