Morrisburg needs tourism building, chamber says

In this drawing from a South Dundas council agenda, the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce shows an example of what the 720 square foot tourism office could look like near the crossroads in Morrisburg, Ont. The chamber will present its idea to council on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (South Dundas via Newswatch Group)

MORRISBURG – Looking to be more visible and help tourists find a washroom, the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce wants a year-round stand-alone tourism building.

In a presentation to South Dundas council tonight (Tuesday), the chamber will outline its idea for a 720 square foot building, which could be built in the Morrisburg Shopping Plaza parking lot near the “green space.” The area is also very close to the major crossroads — County Road 31 and County Road 2.

The chamber believes tourism information services need to be seen and the public is “expressing the need for accessible washrooms.”

It wants council to review and examine the feasibility of constructing the building.

As part of its commitment, the chamber says it’s prepared to apply for funding and collect data on tourist activity.

The chamber believes the building will help generate money for the community, create jobs for students and increase community pride.

The presentation includes letters of support from the local businesses.