DTA Organization



The Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Association will deliver value to its membership, be a catalyst for, and support, them in creating a self-empowered downtown that thrives through the activation of its spaces, places and people.


downtown Sault Ste. Marie: 
A unique place to experience 
dynamic community 
that is vibrant, healthy and 
a prosperous destination 
where people want to be 
and want to invest.

Memorandum of Understanding

In conjunction with the strategic plan the DTA is currently reviewing documentation to draft the 1st Memorandum of Understanding between the Association and the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

Over the coming month the staff and board of directors will be identifying key issues that will need consistent partnership and will lend a more legitimate voice to member needs.



The DTA will engage the membership in developing a sense of cohesion to advance the needs of the membership, whether it be in advocacy, education, promotion, assistance with applications to the City for infrastructure programs and grants.



The DTA will develop the tools and mechanism in which to market the DTA business community, create opportunities for business expansion and achieve zero vacancy rate. It will perform research into the best practices to develop the downtown and achieve high impact economic wellbeing and attract consumers to the DTA area.



The DTA will build, advance and champion the passion for the downtown so that it creates opportunity, resonates with the community and attracts partnerships and collaborations.



The downtown will create opportunities for participation in events, cultural activities and creative opportunities that will lead to the activation of the downtown.



The DTA will create an environment that makes downtown accessible by all modes of transportation in a safe and pleasant environment to ensure enjoyment by all.

Economic Opportunity


The DTA will through its advocacy, partnerships and actions bring customers to the DTA to ensure that all members benefit from the financial commitments they have made.



The DTA will deliver to the membership value through building its capacity to deliver on the strategic commitments, be the voice of Downtown and create a Downtown that Sault Ste. Marie can be proud of.