Canada and Ontario invest in 30 community and recreation projects in central Ontario including six projects in Dufferin-Caledon
April 9, 2021
Dufferin-Caledon: MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased that the spotlight shone on Town of Grand Valley this week, when the community was selected as host for the virtual announcement for the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
Today, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North, and His Worship Steve Soloman, Mayor of the Town of Grand Valley, joined MPP Jones for the joint funding for announcement for 30 community cultural and recreation projects across central Ontario.
Six projects received funding in Dufferin-Caledon:
|Caledon Public Library
||Town of Caledon
||Space renovation and creation of Innovation Lab
|Centre Dufferin Rec Complex
||Town of Shelburne
|Mono Tennis Club
||Town of Mono
||Construct 2 accessible tennis courts at Mono Centre
|Mayfield Rec Complex
||Town of Caledon
||Pool repairs, upgrades, shower changerooms, replace main lobby
||Town of Caledon
||Rehabilitate 4 bridges, improve safety
|Grand Valley & District Community Centre
||Town of Grand Valley
||Replace arena floor, upgrades to equipment & accessible changerooms
The Government of Canada is investing over $11.3 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $9 million, while municipalities are investing over $7.1 million in their respective projects.
“I’m pleased Dufferin-Caledon has received funding for six projects throughout the riding,” said MP Kyle Seeback. “This support will be critical to mitigate the terrible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community and will surely help to stimulate economic activity, while improving the quality of life for all residents.”
“Recreational and cultural opportunities impact our daily lives, be it on the trails, in the library, swimming, or playing tennis, hockey and lacrosse,” said Jones. “These improvements, repairs and upgrades to our community facilities and trails helps everyone to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.”
- Through the Investing in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- Across Ontario, the Government of Canada has invested more than $8.3 billion in over 2,865 infrastructure projects.
- Across the province and over the next ten years, Ontario is investing approximately $320 million and Canada is investing approximately $407 million under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. This stream supports the construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities that improve community infrastructure (e.g. community centres, libraries), and support upgrades to recreational venues (e.g. arenas, recreational spaces) and cultural spaces (e.g. theatres, museums).
- Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community, and other priority infrastructure.
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario
Investing in Canada Plan Project Map
Ontario Builds Project Map: https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario