Backgrounder: Canada, Ontario, and partners invest over $27.6 million to improve community, culture, and active transportation infrastructure in Toronto

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada, Ontario, and partners invest over $27.6 million to improve community, culture, and active transportation infrastructure in Toronto

Canada, Ontario, and partners invest over $27.6 million to improve community, culture, and active transportation infrastructure in Toronto

Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support 14 infrastructure projects in Toronto.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $13.6 million in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS), and the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $8.3 million, with recipients contributing over $5.6 million towards their respective projects.

Project Information:

Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream

Project Title and Funding Stream

Ultimate Recipient

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Recipient/ Other Funding

Canadian Stage Berkeley Street theatre complex repairs

The Canadian Stage Corporation

Project work includes replacing the HVAC units that service the second and third floor administrative offices at the Berkeley Street theatre complex, replacing the faulty Sensor Module in the complex's dimmer control board, as well as the control switches in the board that failed as a result of the defective module.
Once complete this project will improve the safety, usability, and audience experience of the facility. This is expected to host 100 activities from Canadian Stage and other theatre companies and arts organizations, including productions, individual performances, auditions, and community events.

$35,775

$40,411

$45,168

Don Montgomery Recreation Facility Rehabilitation

Toronto, City of

The scope of work includes replacing the roof, ice pad, and refrigeration system. Also included is the refurbishing of the building envelope and interior and millwork. Work will also include upgrades to building accessibility requirements.
This project will improve access to quality services and programs for users with disabilities, while also extending the life of the facility.

$2,228,280

$1,856,714

$1,485,706

Improve accessibility of Toronto Zoo pathways, boardwalks and public washrooms

Toronto, City of

The project includes renovating three public washrooms, and demolishing and reconstructing a fourth public washroom to meet requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Other work includes building an accessible boardwalk and recreational pathway to replace existing infrastructure.
Upon completion, these improvements will allow individuals with mobility issues and physical disabilities to better access exhibits and zoo amenities, creating a more enjoyable experience for all guests and staff.

$2,950,000

$2,458,088

$1,966,913

Maple Leaf Park Splash Pad

Toronto, City of

This project will support the design and construction of a new splash pad and related infrastructure, including water play spray features, inground jets activated by users, piping, and a drainage system. Work also includes the related landscape and seating areas.
This project will provide access to an affordable, self-scheduled, play opportunity for all children and families, allowing them to stay fit and have fun on hotter days.

$252,000

$209,979

$168,021

Pan Macedonian Building Accessibility

Pan Macedonian Federation of Canada

The project includes the installation of an elevator to provide access from the main floor to the basement and second floor, as well as renovating washrooms to improve accessibility. 
The project will result in creating better accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities, allowing them to participate in programing provided by the centre.

$130,641

$108,856

$87,105

Renovation of a Not-for-Profit Community Hub

Dixon Hall Services de quartier

Funding will support interior and exterior building renovations and enhancements, including the demolition and replacement of doors and windows, replacing the roof and heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Project work will also demolish and rebuild walls and ceilings, electrical systems, plumbing, and lighting and flooring to support a new kitchen and dining area, and activity and community space, as well as a computer technology lab.
The project will allow for improved client services and continued programming for 3,000 individuals a year, including seniors and parents of at-risk youth in Regent Park.

$1,172,655

$967,440

$791,542

Renovating the Young Centre to be a more accessible and welcoming cultural facility

Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Project work includes installing new automatic doors, creating wider hallways, installing wheelchair level service counters, replacing the HVAC with energy efficient environmental controls, and renovating the washroom facilities to be universal, with additional capacity. Improvements will also include creating a second-floor studio, and moving the existing ground-floor café and box office. These improvements will address a service gap in the community by creating more accessible cultural and studio spaces for public use, while also providing a more welcoming environment and experience for vulnerable Trans and Gender non-binary population.

$1,357,920

$1,120,284

$916,596

 Universal Access in Facility to Enhance Cultural Programming

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Project work consists of constructing a new accessible family washroom, upgrading three other washrooms as well as one set of showers and change rooms for greater accessibility. Improvements will also support adding a second publicly  accessible elevator in the facility. This project will provide greater facility access to all members of the community, and improve visitor experience.

$294,800

$245,642

$196,558

COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream

Project Title and Funding Stream

Ultimate Recipient

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Commercial Washing Machines Project

Royal Canadian Legion District "D" Care Centres - Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans' Care

The project will install two new commercial washing machines in the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans' Care long-term care facility. The project will improve the safety of the facility by preventing the spread of infectious diseases through effectively sanitizing items using in-house washing machines.

$5,916

$1,479

Heating Boiler Plant (2) Retrofit to 'C' LTC home

The Wexford Residence Inc. - The Wexford

The project includes upgrades to the HVAC system, as well as upgrading heating boilers, water piping, water pumps, chimney components and control system. Once complete, residents, staff and visitors will benefit from improved air circulation and a more comfortable interior environment.

$217,832

$54,458

Ravine Strategy

Toronto, City of

The project will improve active transportation at various locations in Toronto. It includes upgrading trails, installing new wayfinding signs, and improving public access to ravines.

$4,960,000

$1,240,000

Replace existing humidifiers in West Building

The Toronto Aged Men's And Women's Homes -Belmont House

The project will replace the humidifiers serving 116 rooms and common areas in the west building to improve air circulation, distribution and humidity levels.

$21,000

$5,250

Replacement of Aging Elevator Cab

Royal Canadian Legion District "D" Care Centres - Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans' Care

The project will replace the aging elevator cab to provide a safer, more accessible and more reliable way for residents, staff and visitors to access different levels of the long-term care home.

$10,400

$2,600

Replacement of Baseboard Heating Units

Royal Canadian Legion District "D" Care Centres - Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans' Care

The project will upgrade and replace 154 baseboard heaters and thermostats in resident rooms, creating a more comfortable environment for residents staff and visitors.

$52,000

$13,000

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