Government of Canada supports community infrastructure upgrades at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park
FedDev Ontario invests over $740,000 in the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to support increased accessibility and infrastructure upgrades at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park in Whitchurch-Stouffville
August 9, 2022 – Stouffville, Ontario
With its close proximity to Toronto and over 200 square kilometres of forest, farms and tourist attractions, Whitchurch-Stouffville is commonly referred to as “Country Close to the City.” Community infrastructure is at the heart of local communities, like Whitchurch-Stouffville, bringing together residents and visitors alike, while supporting local businesses, jobs, and economies.
Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Member of Parliament for Markham–Stouffville, announced a non-repayable investment of more than $740,000 under the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to support upgrades to Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park.
This investment will support improvements to Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park, including the installation of two new picnic shelters and the addition of accessible picnic tables, accessibility and safety upgrades to washrooms, and enhancements to park access roads and parking lots. This project will improve the visitor experience by rejuvenating park infrastructure, allowing more people to come together and re-engage with their communities and nature.
“Our government is investing in community infrastructure to support the mental and physical health of Canadians by promoting social interaction and physical activity. This Canada Community Revitalization Fund investment for Toronto and Region Conservation Authority will help revitalize the Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park’s public infrastructure. This revitalization will help draw visitors to Bruce’s Mill, where they can come together, enjoy the outdoors and be active.”
– The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
“Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is thrilled that the investment by FedDev Ontario will accommodate the increased demand for outdoor recreation and provide improved visitor experiences at Bruce’s Mill. It is investments like these that allow TRCA to keep our parks and trails in a state of good repair while increasing community connection and improving accessibility to our visitors.”
– Michael Tolensky, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Whitchurch-Stouffville is the third fastest growing community in Canada. Close to Toronto, the community has maintained rural and communal roots while transforming into a knowledge-based economy, and is home to a highly talented workforce working in strong agricultural, construction, retail trade and manufacturing sectors.
With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.
With a national investment of $500 million over two years, the Canada Community Revitalization Fund supports projects that build new community infrastructure and revitalize existing assets, bring people back to public spaces safely and stimulate local economies. This includes $139 million for projects in southern Ontario, delivered by FedDev Ontario.
Since 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has invested over $1.6 million in four projects in Stouffville.
Office of the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
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