Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest over $1.2 million in six community and recreation projects in Central and Northern Ontario

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest over $1.2 million in six community and recreation projects in Central and Northern Ontario

Canada and Ontario invest over $1.2 million in six community and recreation projects in Central and Northern Ontario

Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support six community and recreation projects in Central and Northern Ontario.

The Government of Canada is investing $707,915 in these projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is providing $589,870 for these projects, while recipients are contributing a combined $456,477 to their respective projects.

Project Information:

Project Name

Recipient

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Recipient Funding

Other Funding

Renovation and renewal of the elevators at two Fitness and Recreation centres in the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario

YMCA of Northeastern Ontario

The project includes replacing the existing two elevators at the Sudbury location and the one person lift at the North Bay location, with a full-service elevator. The new elevator at the North Bay location will accommodate more than one person at a time and is modernized to meet the participants' needs.

$277,935

$231,589

$185,313

$0

Craigleith Heritage Depot Renovations

Town of The Blue Mountains

This project includes updating the depot’s roof, siding, accessible doors, and fenestrations. Other updates include work to improve air flow, the interior climate, and air quality.

$162,500

$135,403

$108,347

$0

Chesley Community Centre Roof Replacement

Municipality of Arran-Elderslie

Funding will support the replacement of the 7,200- square-foot roof to support energy efficiency as well as minor repairs and maintenance to a second 20,000 square foot roof section. Work will provide residents with a renewed and more reliable facility for years to come.

$149,500

$124,571

$99,679

$0

Construction of new fences and rehabilitation of Plattsville Baseball field

Township of Blandford-Blenheim

This project involves replacing the existing fencing, installing a cover over the dugouts for users to have shelter from weather elements, the addition of an outfield safety barrier between the ball field and the park tree line to protect players. Once the project is complete, the field is expected to see a 75% increase in usage.

$41,160

$34,297

$27,443

$0

Snowmobile/multi-use Bridge Replacement

North Western Ontario Snowmobile Trails Association

Funding will support the replacement of a bridge along the North Western Ontario Snowmobile Trail Association’s Wilderness Loop, improving access to local services for nearby Indigenous communities, promoting tourism in northwestern Ontario, and creating a multiuse trail for all seasons.

$41,400

$34,497

$12,078

$15,525

Construction of an Outdoor Recreation Court

Township of Ramara

This project includes the design and installation of an outdoor multipurpose court at the Township Recreation Centre. The scope of work includes the design, supply and installation of one concrete pad, one outdoor multiuse court with basketball and pickleball systems, in addition to new fencing and lighting.

$35,420

$29,514

$23,616

$0

 

 

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