The Ontario government is providing over $870,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to fund the construction of the Kawartha Credit Union Market, a new cultural and commercial hub in downtown Burk’s Falls.
The market will provide a space for new local businesses, create jobs, and become a gathering spot and landmark for residents and tourists.
“The KCU Market will support Burk’s Falls local economy by creating jobs, fostering local businesses, and increasing tourism to downtown Burk’s Falls,” ” said Norman Miller, MPP for Parry Sound – Muskoka.
The money will fund a two-storey building on the main street in Burk’s Falls, offering affordable, modern commercial space for local businesses and an indoor seasonal market. The new building will become a local business incubator, offering spaces for anchor tenants, rotating vendors, as well as an event space with a commercial kitchen. The market will also provide start-up and marketing assistance to local businesses and create connections with regional economic development partners.
“This investment will help establish Burk’s Falls as a vibrant tourist destination and improve quality of life for people who live in the region,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development.
“The KCU Market has the potential to be the centrepiece of our town and this announcement shows that Ontario is serious about reinvigorating main streets like ours all across our great province. I can’t wait to see local artisans showcase their wonderful crafts for all to enjoy,” said Burk’s Falls. Mayor Cathy Still,