FOCUS newsletter

APRIL 2023

  1. Canton DDA announces ShopLocal ShopCanton color block game
  2. Yard waste collection begins this month
  3. Free family first workshops
  4. National drug takeback day

Canton’s Downtown Development Authority, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Canton Leisure Services, invites you to shop, dine, and play along Ford Road for a chance to win over $3,000 in gift card prizes!

The fun will run May-October along each color block. Visitors who shop and dine the specials from participating merchants, using the ShopCanton Guide Mobile App, will be entered to win in a weekly drawing for a $100 gift card. For instruction on how to download the app, visit

The game will begin in May and run for 26 weeks with a grand prize drawing in November for a $500 gift card. The following is the color block schedule:

• MAY: The Yellow Block
• JUNE: The Purple Block
• JULY: The Green Block
• AUGUST: The Red Block
• SEPTEMBER: The Blue Block
• OCTOBER: The Brown and Orange Blocks

To view a map of all the color block locations, visit Participating merchant specials will be posted closer to May so be sure to visit and for details!

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Residential cross-connection control program to continue this spring
  3. Canton cares road rally

Greetings Everyone,

April is a month full of many celebrations throughout our diverse community: Easter, Eid al-Fitr, Mahavir Jayanti, Passover, Vaisakhi, among others. In March, many celebrated Holi, Hola Mohalla, St. Patrick’s Day, and Ramadan. If you want to learn more about your neighbors, look up these various events online, or ask them.

Canton’s Technology Committee, an active group of residents focused on using technology to help better serve the community, is hosting a 24-hour app-a-thon next month. During this event, participants will develop ideas that could benefit our lives in the future. The app-a-thon is open to high school students and older. Participants will be asked to develop ideas that could benefit resident services in the future; whether through an app, presentation, etc..

More details will be on available on social media and our website in the near future, as well as distributed to area schools. Please call Amanda at 734/394-5185, if you are interested in sponsoring or mentoring.

May you, your families and friends have joyous and peaceful celebrations in the upcoming weeks!

  1. Spring yard clean-up reminders
  2. Liberty Fest volunteer opportunities
  3. Lunch and Learn: Empowering individuals with disabilities
  4. Treasurer Slavens' corner

As yards around Canton undergo spring clean-up, residents are reminded that township ordinance prohibits the burning of grass, leaves and yard waste. Grass clippings, leaves and garden waste must be placed in 30-gallon paper yard waste bags or 32-gallon reusable containers with sturdy handles, labeled “Yard Waste.”

Twigs, branches, brush, pruning/wood debris must be tied with heavy twine into bundles no longer than three feet, branches no more than 1 ½ inches in diameter, and the entire bundle weighing no more than 50 pounds. No more than six bundles per week should be placed out for pick-up.

All yard waste and recyclables should be placed separately from trash on your regularly scheduled pick-up day.

Also, please remember to be considerate to your neighbors and pick up after your pets.

  1. In the spotlight at the village theater
  2. Summit summer shape up membership special
  3. Last off-season farmers market this month
  4. Canton parks now open for the season

On Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. The Weight Band will appear at Canton’s Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road.

Founded inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm, The Weight Band presents a dynamic set of classic hits and new favorites. Led by renowned guitarist and 15-year member of The Band, Jim Weider, The Weight Band features musicians who have played with everyone from Dickey Betts to Jason Mraz. The veteran quintet shares a deep appreciation and knowledge for this music that Weider describes as the “Woodstock Sound” which draws upon roadhouse rock, funky swamp pop, blues, country soul and folk music.

Take advantage of our Date Night special to receive two tickets and a 2-for-1 bar voucher for just $50! Just enter promo code DATE to reserve your seats today.

For more information, please visit or call 734/394-5300.

  1. Parent to Parent sale
  2. Culture & Cuisine
  3. Canton Leisure services is hiring
  4. gear up for golf
  5. Canton Club 55+ 2nd annual bake sale
  6. annual purse and jewelry sale

If you’re looking for some great bargains, be sure to come to Canton Leisure Services’ Parent to Parent Sale on Saturday, April 22, at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway.

Find over 60 booths featuring gently-used baby and kids’ clothing, shoes, and everything from DVDs to car seats, baby bottles to raincoats and cribs to strollers, from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., all at a fraction of the cost!

Admission is $2 from 8- 9 a.m. and $1 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For additional information, please visit