Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in improved community and culture infrastructure in Ottawa


Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in improved community and culture infrastructure in Ottawa

Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support four community, culture and recreation infrastructure projects in the City of Ottawa.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $3.5 million toward these projects with the Government of Ontario providing over $2.9 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The City of Ottawa is investing over $1.4 million towards the Centennial Park and the Playground 1 Renewal projects. The Manotick Culture Parks and Recreation Association is also investing $93,960 in the Centennial Park project. The Bronson Centre is contributing $596,539 to their renewal project and the Carlington Community Health Centre is investing $235,162 in their community service centre project.

Project Information:

Project title

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Recipient Funding


Centennial Park Enhancement Project

The project will rehabilitate and expand venues at Centennial Park. The work includes constructing a new skateboard park, replacing the boards on the outdoor rink, building two basketball courts, improving landscaping and signage, and increasing accessibility by upgrading the park furniture.





Playground 1 Renewal

The project will replace non-accessible and end-of-life playground equipment at 29 locations across Ottawa. The project includes the addition of new accessible benches, swings, play structures and adjacent pathways.





Renovation and Rehabilitation of Bronson Centre Community, Culture and Recreation Hub

The project will renovate the main, rear, and side entrance-ways to improve access, refurbish the façade's stonework, replace over 75% of the windows, and upgrade ten studio spaces and the theatre for creative arts use.





Carlington Health and Housing Hub

The project will renovate the community service centre, which will include expanding rooms to create larger community spaces, improving accessibility to better accommodate client-facing services, and creating an outdoor garden area to be used as programming space or a children's play area.





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