New street banners herald Innisfil’s 200th anniversary

Banners line the main streets of Alcona and Cookstown

The Town of Innisfil has begun celebrating its 200th anniversary – a year later.

With 2020 spent reacting and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic celebrations were upended, events cancelled and plans put on hold.

Now, with vaccinations rolling out and the beginning of spring – and the hope that the season brings – the Town is ready to start celebrating.

As you travel through the Town you will notice new street banners commemorating Innisfil’s Bicentennial.

“This is a great opportunity to recognize the Town of Innisfil’s history and celebrate our growing community,” said Mayor Lynn Dollin. “The banners will beautify our streets and lift spirits after a difficult year. They will remind people that we have a lot to feel good about here in Innisfil!”

Twenty colourful banners decorate street light poles in Alcona, with an additional seven banners installed in Cookstown. 

The street banners project was funded through the Federal Community Anniversaries – Building Communities through Arts and Heritage grant. This grant supports municipal priorities, such as placemaking, community building and community connection.

banner image – Barrie 360