Category Archives: Recognition

Awards and recognition

The DeWit Suites Grand Opening in Historic Downtown Brussels Ontario

Grand Opening of The DeWit Luxury Suites

Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites available by the night, week or month…..

Owner Jackie DeWit and 2017 Winner of the Municipality of Huron East Win This Space is opening her second business in the historic Village of Brussels Ontario and wants to invite you to help celebrate.

Join Jackie at The DeWit Suites Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 1:00 pm followed by a Charity BBQ and tours of her luxury suites and award-winning business, JD & Company, located beside the Brussels Four Winds Wedding & Event Barn.

It’s time to party…..

Seaforth TD Canada Trust Branch Celebrates 125 Years

The Town of Seaforth, founded in 1875, is built on the foundation of a strong community that celebrates its built heritage and makes Seaforth home to many. One such historic landmark, the Seaforth TD Canada Trust Branch, is excited to announce that it will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary Friday, July 20th, 2018 and you’re invited!

Join us as we pay tribute to our shared history with our customers and the Seaforth community, by unveiling a historic mural showing appreciation for 125 years and counting.

Everyone is welcome. Details below.

What: TD Canada Trust Seaforth branch celebrates its 125th Anniversary
When: Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where: 56 Main Street South, Seaforth, ON
Media photo opp: Media are invited to take photos of the celebration; a historic mural of the Seaforth community from 125 years ago when the TD branch first opened its doors

Part of our history……

Picture of the 1859 Toronto Dominion Bank building prior to demolition and replacement of current building. For a full history, read below;

TD Canada Trust is a member of the Award Winning Business Improvement Area

Success is in the Wind at BIA National Conference

For Immediate Release: April 16th, 2018

Success is in the Wind at BIA National Conference

It’s highly unlikely that Alexander Stewart realized he was laying the groundwork for an insightful enterprise that would reinforce the growth of a community. After all, it was 1862 and he was building a traditional, timber-frame barn on his property just north of Brussels, Ontario.

Leap forward 156 years, and thanks to the innovative passion of developer, Bryan Morton, a local businessman, Stewart’s beautiful heritage structure has become a vital keystone in the renewal of this historic downtown.

The significant impact that the Brussels Four Winds Wedding & Event Barn has made upon the community since its opening is remarkable. And as a result, the initiative has been recognized with the prestigious Bricks and Mortar Award at the 2018 National Business Improvement Area Conference held in Collingwood this week.

Introducing a typically rural structure to the core of a village takes some visionary skills. “I have a great fondness for timber-frame barns”, says Morton. “When I was farming, I was too busy to participate in the community, but now it is time to give back.”Morton began conceiving his idea in 2014 to craft a rustic, yet elegant venue available to the public for hosting celebrations and gatherings. The structure was donated by Herman Terpstra and piece-by-piece, the old barn was disassembled, transported and rebuilt on new foundations adjacent to the restored and expanded Brussels Carnegie Library.

And as of April 2018, over 60 weddings and events have been booked with more anticipated; inquiries are already being entertained into 2021.

The barn will also become home to Fresh Petals, a new flower shop, which will reside in the ‘stone house’ portion and the local Farmers’ Market will be housed in the lower level of the building, allowing its season to extend from 5 months to year-round. Barbara Terpstra and Kathy Stephenson, members of Morton’s “Dream-Team” will preside over both.

This win is the sixth OBIAA award for the Municipality of Huron East, and Economic Development Officer Jan Hawley acknowledges that it takes a team to make this kind of change.

“All levels of community need to get behind the project, which was evident in Brussels”, says Hawley. “After years of building a foundation for the revitalization of the village core, this investment is providing the catalyst for growth and property improvement for our quaint, historic community……and the rest is history, so to speak.”

Congratulations to the Morton Family and their dedicated and passionate team.


For more information contact: Jan Hawley, Economic Development Officer – Municipality of Huron East 519.527.0160 x5