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Join the #RailwayCitySocial Instagram event in support of Downtown Businesses! June 28 – July 2 STEAM Education Centre will be driving locals to like your Instagram pages and share them with the hashtag #RailwayCitySocial for a chance to win a downtown prize pack. The best part is that you can enter too by supporting each other!
Did you know that Instagram has the most people online and the most engagement at 10X greater than Facebook, 55X greater than Pinterest and 85X greater than Twitter? This is a great opportunity for people to get to know your business!
Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to create or enhance an existing Instagram account by posting a photo of your business and a short message that you are participating in the #RailwayCitySocial event. The due date to have this done is June 24th to be included on our roster of participating businesses. Businesses that participate are entered in a draw for a chance to win an iGuide business photography package from CVD Photography worth $299!
Don’t have an Instagram account and have no idea where to begin? STEAM Community Studio can help by offering free one-hour Instagram clinics to help you get started. Pick a date today at: https://forms.gle/5XEyQ1CCHee1Tm6y7

Be in the know with “The Downtown Vibe” – May 2021 edition

News and stories about Downtown St. Thomas Ontario Canada businesses, organizations, people, historical and cultural features. The collective energy that gives Downtown St. Thomas its VIBE !  (click above)

Checkout these videos to see how a few of your Downtown businesses are changing the way they interact with their clients. 

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Are you a Downtown St. Thomas business? Then please take advantage of the ability to sign up and receive a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant. Your DDB will be available to assist you in getting started. But first, please click this link – Digital Transformation Grant Information – and read what is available and what you need to do to apply.


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Downtown St Thomas voted Top Canadian Destinations for Baby Boomers – October 2018

st-thomas-ontario-as-a-baby-boomer-destinationGuess who’s spending serious money on travel these days? Baby boomers. According to Canadian Tourism Research Institute (CTRI), the baby-boom generation is poised to become the main travel market in the next decade, by spending roughly $35 billion annually. Where are these explorers headed? Expedia.ca asked 1,000 real Canadians the top destinations they’d recommend. After filtering by the baby boomer age group, we found a few patterns. These seasoned explorers want coastal views, good wine, and a dash of nostalgia. Without further ado, here are the top senior travel destinations in Canada as chosen by baby boomers. Click to view the full article


9 Stops To Get A Taste of St. Thomas | Ontario’s Southwest | Travelling Foodie

Picture this: art crawls, craft beer, and international cuisine.  We bet you’re not thinking about St. Thomas, Ontario, but you should be.  The Railway City Arts Crawl, which takes place February 23 and 24 in 2018, has local art, music, and beer.  And speaking of beer, you can’t miss the Honey Elixir brown ale at Railway City Brewing Co. Taste of the town: Rail City Bistro features a different international locale each weekend, from India to Hungary to…Tex-Mex? All we know is, it’s good. We love the nightlife: The Back Alley just wants you to dance, and judging by its live music events, DJ nights, and karaoke, it’s succeeding.

Love Where You Shop – in Historic Downtown St Thomas. It is home to 2.3 kilometers of beautifully painted murals, lush parkettes, gorgeous historic Victorian buildings, and over 200 unique shops and services. St. Thomas is known as the “Railway Capital” of Canada.

The downtown core also hosts a variety of great events  including the Nostalgia Car Show, the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration and the Santa Claus Parade. There is so much for you to see and do in downtown St. Thomas! Feel free to contact us on Facebook or by e-mail at ddb@stthomas.ca

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