The St. Lawrence County Seat

Public Meeting for Canton Downtown Revitalization

September 13, 2023

An in-depth public session to share more information about the 2023 Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and NY Forward competitions will be held on Monday, September 18 at 6:00pm at TAUNY, 53 Main Street. The Village of Canton continues to look for public input and project proposals for improving our downtown. At this session we will share information about our proposed vision and potential projects to be included in this year’s applications. Additional opportunities for public feedback include a table at the Canton Farmers Market on Friday, September 15 and Friday, September 22.

The Village of Canton is preparing applications to the 2023 rounds of the DRI and NY Forward competitions. The State has designated $200 million in the 2023 state budget for these programs – $100 million to the DRI and $100 million to NY Forward – to help communities develop plans and implement projects that will “accelerate and expand New York’s burgeoning downtown revitalization.”

More information is available on the Canton DRI/NY-Forward website: or from Leigh Rodriguez, Director of Economic Development, at (315) 386-2871 #5 or [email protected].

Last modified: September 13, 2023