The Town of Truro has issued a Request for Proposals for a sponsorship opportunity for Truro’s new Civic Square. Specifically, the Town is inviting interested parties to submit bids to secure the exclusive naming rights for Truro’s new Civic Square Skating Surface, expected to be installed for the 2016-2017 winter season.


The Skating Surface is part of a larger project that will see the redevelopment of a new Civic Square along Prince Street, between Young and Forrester Streets. The project ties in nicely with the construction of the new library in the former Normal College, as well as recent upgrades at the Truro Farmer’s Market. When the new library is complete, the old building will be demolished opening up nearly 2 acres of green space for redevelopment. This creates the opportunity for a public gathering space that will serve as a focal point for the community.


A public meeting was held in December 2015 to gather community input on the design for the new Civic Square. The design for this new space features a large green space, gardens, walkways, lighting, the existing cenotaph, a performance stage, seating wall, teaching gardens, public art, and public washrooms – as well as a large skating surface in the Town Green for the winter months

It is anticipated that the existing library will be demolished in the spring or early summer of 2016, with the new green space of the Civic Square to be redeveloped before Remembrance Day in 2016. The new skating surface will be installed for the 2016-2017 winter season.

When complete, the new Civic Square will be a community gathering space and a centre for activities, events and attractions that celebrate the community.

To help offset some of the costs associated with maintenance and upgrades, and to keep from charging user fees, the Town of Truro is seeking a single sponsorship for the new skating surface. The skating surface is intended to attract residents and visitors to Downtown Truro, and will be available for use for free to the public. The entire Civic Square atmosphere will help enhance the experience of those visiting the Downtown.

A single sponsorship will be awarded by Truro Town Council to an individual, business, corporation, foundation, community group or organization who demonstrates that their entity strategically aligns with the Town’s goals and the goals of this project. The chosen Sponsor will receive exclusive naming rights to the skating surface, their company’s name and logo on all communication materials related to the skating surface, on-site signage, recognition, and the opportunity to provide remarks at the Opening Ceremony for the new skating surface.

The Request for Proposals is seeking a sponsor for a 10 year period, with the Sponsor to receive the right of first refusal on any ongoing sponsorship for the skating surface.

Anyone wishing to receive a full copy of the Request for Proposal can visit the Town of Truro’s website, or request a copy through Alison Grant, Business Development Officer at [email protected], or by phone at 902-893-1424.


For more information:

Alison Grant
Business Development Officer
Town of Truro
902-893-1424, [email protected]