Signs that spring is nigh
Here is an indication that spring is not that far away: Businesses and organizations are reminded that applications are now being accepted for the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Tourism Information Sign Program.
Visit sdgcounties.ca to locate and request available tourism signage.
The program streamlines requests, makes information easy to search, manages internal data and provides users with an interactive mapping tool which is accessible through multiple devices, greatly improving the customer experience.
“Tourism is an important part of the local economy and generates considerable economic spinoffs. The county road network connects all events and attractions in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and an efficient sign program connects our visitors with their destination,” said SDG Warden Ian McLeod.
In the first year under SDG Tourism, new requests were equal to the number of signage renewals. “The online form and tourism sign program has been very successful,” says Shauna Baggs, SDG Tourism Coordinator. “We have received positive feedback about how easy it is to access the new program.”
The application deadline for new requests is April 19, with installation set to begin in June.
The tourism information signs are for tourism-oriented businesses that provide tourism activities or services to internal and external visitors whose primary focus is cultural, heritage, naturebased, themed attractions and outdoor facilities and recreational activities.
Businesses that have sign space up for renewal will be contacted directly. The program won the AMCTO Danby Certificate Award for innovation in 2017. Each agreement is for a four-year term; the cost is $450. All signs are along SDG county roads.
There were 93,400 campers that stayed overnight in SDG in 2017.
There were 58,400 day-use visitors who enjoyed the Parks of St. Lawrence.