Government of Canada supports tourism recovery and community infrastructure in Niagara region


October 12, 2022

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of more than $8.2 million, through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) and Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), for 34 community infrastructure and tourism projects in the Niagara Region:

Community infrastructure and tourism projects
Recipient Project Funding contribution Fund
Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls Improve tennis and basketball courts throughout the City of Niagara Falls. $750,000 CCRF
Corporation of the City of St. Catharines Renovate the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre. $176,250 CCRF
Corporation of the Town of Fort Erie Revitalize downtown Jarvis Street to embrace the historical riverfront area. $750,000 CCRF
Corporation of the Town of Lincoln Construct a community butterfly garden in the Town of Lincoln (Beamsville). $425,000 CCRF
Corporation of the Town of Lincoln Improve accessible parking, lighting and signage in downtown Jordan Village. $188,625 CCRF
Corporation of the Town of Pelham Rehabilitate the Town of Pelham's tennis courts in Centennial Park. $201,750 CCRF
Corporation of the Town of Pelham Improve the infrastructure of a community event space at the Town Hall/Peace Park complex. $750,000 CCRF
Downtown Bench Beamsville Business Improvement Association Transform a pedestrian pathway into a 200-ft public walking art gallery. $33,000 CCRF
Downtown Niagara Falls o/a Downtown Board of Management Install retractable gates in downtown Niagara Falls to convert busy roadways into walkable promenades. $90,000 CCRF
Grimsby Public Library Retrofit the Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery. $41,790 CCRF
Niagara Falls Lions Club* Construct a 373-sq. ft. addition and a new barrier-free washroom in the existing Niagara Lions Club building. $110,671 CCRF
Niagara Falls Public Library Expand and improve the Stamford Library, making it more accessible. $750,000 CCRF
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Improve greenspace infrastructure and increase safe access to six sites throughout the Niagara Watershed. $750,000 CCRF
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Purchase and install various accessibility items, a self-checkout unit and install a library lending locker. $68,678 CCRF
St. Catharines Downtown Association Beautify the area used to implement the Downtown St. Catharines Summer Activation. $84,724 CCRF
St. George and St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Renovate and beautify outdoor grounds at the Serbian Community Centre in Niagara Falls. $149,872 CCRF
The Niagara Parks Commission Improve landscape and access of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at the new Niagara Parks Power Station. $522,285 CCRF
Twenty Valley Tourism Association Construct oversized benches in the Niagara Benchlands. $63,400 CCRF
Welland Public Library Improve the accessibility of Welland Library entrance/exit doors. $28,875 CCRF
2021 Canada Games Host Society Support cultural/arts programming through nightly live performances at the 2022 Canada Games. $197,000 TRF
The Authentic Downtown Niagara Falls Create a mixed-use event space on Queen Street in Downtown Niagara Falls. $65,159 TRF
Bench Brewing Renovate historic church to be used as a venue for large events and expand outdoor patio area. $500,000 TRF
Byland Estate Winery Increase accessibility, improve the hosting area and add amenities. $56,900 TRF
Centennial House Bed and Breakfast and Small Weddings Modernize and upgrade amenities and infrastructure. $21,154 TRF
City of Niagara Falls Undertake review of Niagara Falls' music economy with focus on its impact to grow tourism and extend visitation. $500,000 TRF
Hare Wine Co. Create a new seated wine tasting experience and launch an online Wine Club. $100,000 TRF
Henry of Pelham Restore and renovate a historic barn to improve experiences, including tours and events. $100,000 TRF
Hinterbrook Estate Winery Expand outdoor tasting garden and improve accessibility. $100,000 TRF
Icellars Estate Winery Purchase wine bottling system to create wine tasting kits and enhance virtual wine tasting experiences. $60,000 TRF
Mazewood Create a permanent snow hill to facilitate and increase winter outdoor recreational activities and a Christmas market. $100,000 TRF
Pearl Morissette Estate Winery Expand the existing farm and gardens, develop an agri-tourism strategy, including guided tours and workshops, and the develop an online sales e-platform. $49,500 TRF
Plenty Canada* Enhance Jordan Hollow Park by installing contemporary Indigenous public art to create the Jordan Hollow Indigenous Cultural Park. $180,000 TRF
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Expand outdoor covered patio space. $100,000 TRF
Reif Estate Winery Create a four-season tented facility adjacent to vineyard to allow for year-round outdoor events. $50,000 TRF
*Pending successful execution of contribution agreement with FedDev Ontario.

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