Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in improved sport and recreational facilities in Toronto


Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in improved sport and recreational facilities in Toronto

Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support sport and recreation projects in the City of Toronto.  

The Government of Canada is investing over $8.9 million towards these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $7.4 million while the City of Toronto is contributing over $5.2 million to their projects.

Project Information:


Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Municipal Funding

Friends of High Park Zoo

High Park Nature Centre

City of Toronto

Rehabilitation of Ramsden Park Outdoor Twin Pad Artificial Ice Rink

The project will replace the refrigeration system and ice pads, upgrade the electrical system, building envelope, mechanical room and lighting, replace the dasher boards and protective screening, and improve accessibility. 

The rehabilitation will provide better access to the park,  support the continuation of recreational programming, and promote healthy lifestyles.






City of Toronto

High Park Recreational Trail Improvements

The project will eliminate curbs and damaged trail surfaces, improve drainage, and add seating and landscaping.

The upgrades will improve the quality, access and recreational experience of the trail, and ameliorate flooding.






City of Toronto

High Park Nature Centre Renovation

The project will rehabilitate the existing High Park Forest School by undertaking structural upgrades and pest control, and installing new HVAC, mechanical, electrical, sprinkler, emergency power, lighting and safety systems. Accessibility will also be improved with the addition of two lifts. 

The project will improve access to community and recreational infrastructure by providing additional space for Nature Centre programming.

$ 2,392,000





City of Toronto

Rehabilitation of Ted Reeve Arena

The project will upgrade the mechanical rooms and replace the refrigeration plant, dehumidifier, piping, concrete pad, dasher boards and protective glass for one ice surface.

The rehabilitation will improve accessibility, functionality of the arena, and the quality of experience for users while promoting healthy lifestyles.






City of Toronto

Rehabilitation of Pine Point and Bill Bolton Arenas

The project will upgrade and replace the concrete ice pad surfaces, piping,  dasher boards and refrigeration plant, and upgrade the electrical system and mechanical room at each arena.

The rehabilitation will support the continuation of recreational services and promote healthy lifestyles.






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