Village Media contributes $150,000 to Downtown Plaza

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Village Media, a leading local media company committed to fostering community growth and development, has donated $150,000 towards the Downtown Plaza project. The sponsorship will significantly enhance the plaza stage, which will be a cultural and entertainment hub within the community.
Village Media's commitment includes both cash and in-kind contributions providing $50,000 to support the plaza’s screen and stage project, as well as $100,000 in in-kind contributions over the next ten years to support advertising placements on Village Media's web platforms.
“The Village Media team is thrilled to be part of this exciting addition to the downtown that will enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike. Village Media headquarters is located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie and we have always been committed to strengthening the communities we serve. We see this sponsorship as a testament to our dedication to fostering a thriving downtown and showcasing local talent and creativity," said Jeff Elgie, CEO of Village Media.
The Downtown Plaza has received substantial support from local businesses and community development organizations, amassing an unprecedented $1.2 million for a municipal project. 
“The plaza’s screen and stage will serve as a dynamic platform for cultural events, live performances, and community gatherings. Village Media's contribution plays an important role in ensuring its success. The creation of this vibrant public space will have a significant impact on local economies, stimulating business investments and tourism within our downtown. We are grateful to Village Media for recognizing the invaluable impact this space will have on our community,” said Tom Vair, Deputy CAO, City of Sault Ste. Marie.
With the stage and screen installation complete, the City is gearing up for an official program launch October 28 at 10 a.m., aligning with the Downtown Association's Halloween on Queen event. For additional details regarding the Downtown Plaza project, visit
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