Meaford Sees More Visitors

Encouraged by the success of their first year, staff of Meaford’s Visitor Information Centre are eager to “embrace a full year of operation in 2015.”

That was how Community Services Director Dan Buttineau summed up the first seven months of operations at the tourism information centre at Meaford Hall.

Buttineau’s report documented that between April 1 and October 31, 7,776 people of all ages visited the¬†centre’s kiosk looking for information. That’s an increase of 1,990 over the visitor numbers for all of 2013.

His report outlined that 26 per cent of the visitors came from the Greater Toronto Area, and 22 per cent came from other countries such as Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and the Bahamas. 15 per cent came from Simcoe and Bruce County and other towns and cities in Grey County. 37 per cent of visitors to the centre came from Meaford itself.