Main Street Art Project


Council of the Town of Penetanguishene has set aside $20,000 from the Main Street Revitalization Grant the municipality recieved from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to install Public Art along Main Street to compliment the recent Main Street reconstruction.  Money from the grant must be spent no later than March 31, 2020. 

Release of the Call for Public Art

Council of the Town of Penetanguishene approved the release of the Call For Public Art Proposals on April 24th, 2019.  The proposal document can be viewed by selecting the link below:

Call for Public Art Proposals - Project 2019-15

Addendum 1 released May 21, 2019

Important dates to keep in mind:

Date for Submission of Questions:  May 15, 2019 by 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Date for Submission of Response to Questions:  May 21, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019 by 3:00 p.m.

Date of Selection Panel Meeting: June 4, 2019

Date of Council Decision: June 26, 2019

Date of Award of Contract: July 10, 2019

Date of Completion of Installation: December 31, 2019

 Ad Hoc Committee

Council endorsed the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee, the Main Street Art Project Committee, to oversee and make recommendations to Council on the installation of Art on Main Street.  The Staff Report on establishing the Main Street Art Project, which included the Terms of Reference for the Committee and the Workplan can be found using the link below:

Staff Report PD-18-64 - Ad Hoc Committee for the Main Street Art Project

A Call for Applicants was issued in December of 2019.  The Advertisement for volunteers can be viewed using the link below:

Call for Applicants to participate on the Main Street Art Project Ad Hoc Committee

On February 13, 2019 Council made the following appointments to the Ad Hoc Committee:

  • Deputy Mayor Anita Dubeau – Council Representative and Chair;
  • Kathleen Buchan;
  • Andrea Cole;
  • Judith Davies;
  • Blanche Fox;
  • Ron Lepage;
  • Jenny Leroux;
  • Karen Lacroix Mealing;
  • Jean Miller;
  • Michael Odesse;
  • Anthony Orsatti;
  • Nathanha Woods;

The Staff Report on the Committee appointments can be found using the link below:

Staff Report PL-2019-05 - Main Street Art Project Ad Hoc Committee Appointments

Agendas and Minutes

 To view any of the Agendas or Minutes of the Committee please select the following links:

 Agenda - February 27, 2019 - Kick Off Meeting

Minutes - February 27, 2019

Agenda - March 21, 2019

Minutes - March 21, 2019

Agenda - April 16, 2019


Streetscape Improvements Presentation - Main Street Art by Envision Tatham February 27, 2019