Hanover Set to Kick-off Music in the Square and Celebrate Enhancements Made to Heritage Square


HANOVER, ON – Through financial support from the Government of Canada's Tourism Relief Fund, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Heritage Square, the jewel of downtown Hanover, has a few new enhancements to promote activity, pride and inclusion. Enhancements include a new stage cover for the amphitheatre, pride benches and holiday light displays.

“Heritage Square will be a fantastic gathering place for Hanover, where all are welcome to enjoy music and performances,” said the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. “Our government is pleased to support small towns, like Hanover, by investing in the public spaces that enhance their town and draw visitors to the area.”

To help celebrate and kick-off this summer’s Music in the Square concert series, a ribbon- cutting ceremony at the new stage cover for the amphitheatre with opening remarks from Mayor Paterson and a cry from Hanover’s Town Crier will happen at the first event on Sunday, June 11th at 2pm when local performers, Maryanne and Carl Holst, are set to hit the stage.

Presented by Hanover’s Cultural Roundtable and Downtown Hanover, Music in the Square is a series of live, local and free performances on the second and fourth Sunday afternoon of June, July and August. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music while also supporting Hanover’s vibrant downtown stores and restaurants.

This summer’s line-up includes:

Maryanne & Carl Host                                   
June 11, 2023

Al Crawford                                                   
June 25, 2023

Lisa McEwan w/ Rick Fairburn                         
July 9, 2023

Assorted Affair                                             
July 23, 2023

James Skarnikat w/ Bryan Lamont                 
August 13, 2023

August 27, 2023

Hanover has HIPP Culture and these enhancements to Heritage Square will compliment the many events, activities and markets featured regularly in our downtown plaza. Check out Hanover’s Innovative People Program (HIPP) at hipphanover.ca and learn more about Music in the Square through Hanover’s event calendar hanover.ca/calendar.   



Media Contacts

April Marshall, Ec.D.

Economic Development Manager     

519.364.2780 x 1253                                     



Edward Hutchinson

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario



About FedDev Ontario

For 13 years, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario,has worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation, growth and job creation in Canada’s most populous region. The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving productivity, growing revenues, creating jobs, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Learn more about the impacts the Agency is having in southern Ontario by exploring our pivotal projects, our Southern Ontario Spotlight, and FedDev Ontario’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.