Tofino’s historic Main Street is about to undergo a major revitalization, according to a government press release this week.
“The goal of the revitalization is to bring more action back to Tofino’s historic downtown – near the water, where historical buildings remain in the commercial hub that runs from First Street to Fourth Street.”
The goal is to make a more walkable, bikeable and inclusive downtown, with new boardwalks, sidewalks and benches. It is hoped that changes in landscaping will also encourage people linger downtown: enjoying the history, water views and eating at local restaurants and shopping at nearby businesses.
The first phase of the Main Street revitalization project will start in early February.
The project is being supported by almost $310,000 of the Province’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funding. The RMI program helps to grow the tourism sector in 14 eligible B.C. resort municipalities.