The Town of Smiths Falls opened their new Visitor’s Centre during a meeting of Council on Monday, July 23rd. Located in the old school house, the new welcoming space will house the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Association, the Town of Smiths Falls departments of Economic Development and Tourism, the Local Immigration Partnership, and the Municipal Immigration Information Online. The new Visitor’s Centre will provide a more user-friendly experience to visitors to focus on guest services, the sharing of tourism information, and providing support for newcomers, local businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs. By combining tourism information and business services, the new location will provide a great first impression of Smiths Falls, offering a one-stop-shopping destination for visitors to the community as well as residents looking for information.
The new space, designed by the Ventin Group, with renovations carried out by Guy Saumure & Sons Construction, features exposed stone on the interior walls of the old schoolhouse, brochures and map stands where visitors can help themselves to information, open space that can be accessed by the public for gatherings, meeting rooms, and opportunities for displays of artwork by local artists, promotional materials, and cultural artifacts shared by local museums.
Members of the public are invited to visit the new Centre, located at the north end of the Town Hall complex at 77 Beckwith Street. To reach the Visitor Centre staff, call toll-free at 1-888-982-4124. To contact services directly, original phone numbers remain as follows:
Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce (613) 283-1334
Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association (613) 283-4124 ext. 1114
Manager of Economic Development and Tourism (613) 283-4124 ext. 1107
Coordinator of Economic Development and Tourism (613) 283-4124 ext. 1127
Local Immigration Partnership (613) 283-4124 ext. 1151
Municipal Immigration Information On-line (613) 283-4124 ext. 1150