Government of Canada supports Stratford Festival, tourism and community infrastructure

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July 5, 2022

Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced over $11.3 million in support of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada (Stratford Festival) and seven tourism and community projects through the Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative (MFESI), Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) and Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF).

Recipient Name

Project

Funding contribution

Fund

Stratford Festival 

Enable the Stratford Festival to recover from the impacts of the past two years and return to its pre-pandemic scale in the 2022 season, with 10 plays and 4 venues.

$10,000,000

MFESI

The Corporation of the County of Perth

Enhance existing community events and programs through the purchase and installation of 35 lighted pole mounts and wraps, decorative signage and lighting in and around the trees at Stewart Park.

$40,000

TRF

The Corporation of the Town of St. Marys

Purchase and installation of signage directing visitors and residents to town assets, including modern digital kiosk, QR codes and additional signs to assist in education and wayfinding.

$255,300

TRF

Experience Camping Ltd

Purchase and installation of a splash pad and upgrades to an existing pool.

$100,000

TRF

The Little Prince Cinema

Expand operations to include a new microcinema facility, including two screening rooms.

$99,773

TRF

Stratford Tourism Alliance (o/a Destination Stratford)

Install an outdoor interactive lighting experience, Lights On Winter Festival, throughout the heritage downtown and parks.

$500,000

TRF

Stratford Perth Museum

Improve "Outdoor Player's Backstage" to include a sound system, seating, shade sail, hard surface pathway and parking with more turf stone that will allow stormwater runoff.

$55,500

CCRF

Stratford Tourism Alliance (o/a Destination Stratford)

Improve outdoor community dining areas and upgrade and increase public washrooms.

$337,500

CCRF

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