Canton Historic Downtown Loop

151 Elizabeth Street Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770-704-1548  |  Fax: 770-704-1538
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The Canton Main Street Program and the Office of Economic Development at the City of Canton offer many services for potential entrepreneurs and downtown business owners alike. Please see below for a short listing of these services and do not hesitate to contact the City of Canton for more information. We look forward to doing business with you.

Facade Grant Program

The Canton Main Street Program in partnership with Canton Tourism administers a grant program for downtown property owners seeking to prove the exterior of their buildings. Property owners can apply for up to $2500 in matching grant funds that can be used for a variety of exterior work. All exterior work plans must be approved by the Canton Main Street Program's Design Committee before any funds will be dispersed. In addition, all properties must be in the boundaries of the Canton Main Street Program. To download the application, please see the link below. To learn more, please call 770-704-1548. 

Design Assistance

The Canton Main Street Program in partnership with the Cherokee County Historical Society is able to offer Design and Architectural Assistance to owners seeking to enhance their downtown property. If you would like to utilize these services, please contact the Main Street Director at 770-704-1548.

Event Assistance

As part of the City of Canton, the Main Street Director coordinates special events in the historic downtown area of the City of Canton. If you would like to plan a special event in the Downtown area, please contact the Director at 770-704-1548. If you would like to plan a special event in the greater Canton area, please email the Parks and Recreation Director, Tom Gilliam, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.The special event request form will need to be filled out in order to begin the process of approval for your special event. To download the request form, please see the link below or click here.

Department of Community Affairs

The Canton Main Street Program is part of a larger network of Main Street communities in Georgia, which are overseen by the Department of Community Affairs. The DCA is the coordinating partner with the National Main Street Center. On their website, you will find many services and potential funding sources. The Canton Main Street Program is happy to talk with you if any of these services could be used to support your business downtown. Their website can be found by clicking here.

Cherokee County Historical Society and Arts Center

There are many partner organizations throughout Cherokee County that the Canton Main Street Program works with for various events and programs, however, we have two located downtown. The Cherokee County Historical Society's mission of historic preservation and education is visible through their work to preserve and collect items from our past and display them in the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center. To learn more, please visit their website by clicking here or calling 770-345-3288. The Cherokee Arts Center has been actively involved with promoting the arts in our community with classes, programs, and performances for adults and children, alike. The Arts Center hosts exhibits annually that celebrate local and regional fine artists and craftspeople as well as a special showcase of Cherokee County School students. The Cherokee Arts Center also holds the Canton Festival of the Arts annually in May and an Arts Ball annually in the Fall. The Cherokee Arts Center's website can be found by clicking here.

City of Canton Office of Economic Development

The Canton Main Street Program is a component unit of the City of Canton and works closely with the Office of Economic Development and its Coordinator, Matthew Thomas. The Office of Economic Development is eager to speak with entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the City. Please visit the Economic Development website by clicking here for a list of services, including a Find Your Space mapping application that shows available space in the Downtown Area. Matthew Thomas can be reached via email by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 770-704-1516.

Cherokee County is also very supportive of the local Main Street Programs and offer many services for Cherokee County residents. Click here to view their website and the County offices can be reached at 678-493-6000.


See What We Had Planned for 2015! 

By clicking the document below titled Work Plan 2015 you will be able to take a glance at the projects and plans that Main Street had in place for 2015.  Some points are ongoing, while others have been completed by the Main Street Board and volunteers.  We want to thank everyone who made 2015 such a success!  Enjoy your 2016!


Resource Links

2017 First Friday Vendor Application

2017 Farmer's Market Application, Rules & Regulations