Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in community and recreation infrastructure


Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in community and recreation infrastructure

Canada and Ontario invest in community and recreation infrastructure

Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in CanadaInfrastructure Program will support 12 community and recreation infrastructure projects across Ontario.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $20.8 million in these projects. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $17.3 million, while recipients and partners are contributing over $13.8 million. 


Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Recipient Funding

Town of Ajax

Rehabilitation of 2 Ice Pads at the Ajax Community Centre

Restoration of the Twin Pads will consist of a complete removal and replacement of the existing concrete floor slab, insulation, rebar and refrigeration piping. These renovations will ensure the public has improved access to the rinks and allow for continued hockey, ringette and skating programs and encourage physical activity.




City of Brantford

Woodman Pool and Playground Replacement

Renovation to the existing pool, construction of an additional multi-purpose space, and replacement of the existing playground. Once complete, the pool and community centre will provide improved access for children, youth and seniors.




City of Clarence-Rockland

Tucker House Grounds: Buildings Safety and Accessibility Upgrades

Safety and accessibility improvements to the Tucker House Renewal Centre, including preventative fire measures, durable driving surfaces, accessibility ramps and renovated washrooms.




Township of Cramahe

Keeler Centre Facility and Grounds Accessibility Upgrades

Accessibility upgrades to the facility to support mobility devices, including greater outdoor access and barrier-free washroom facilities. Renovations will allow the Keeler Centre to provide residents in Cramahe continued and improved access to quality community infrastructure.




Township of Howick

Expansion of Howick Pool Facility

Addition of a fully accessible and modern playground structure, swing set and splash pad. These expansions will allow more residents in Howick to access barrier-free quality recreation infrastructure.




Town of Kingsville

Town of Kingsville Recreation Complex

Improvements to and the expansion of the recreation complex’s two outdoor baseball diamonds and a new shade structure and dog park, which will allow continued access to community, cultural and recreational infrastructure.




City of Kitchener

Outdoor Digital Marquee and Theatrical Lighting System

Funding for this project will support the design, purchase, and installation of a new LED digital marquee and the installation of a new dimmer system at the Registry Theatre. These upgrades will increase the visibility of events being held at the theatre and will improve theatre equipment and infrastructure for years to come.




Municipality of Lambton Shores

Revised Phase Two - Vision 2020 - Expansion and Renovation of the Kiwanis Kineto Theatre

The Kiwanis Kineto Theatre renovation and expansion will link two heritage buildings together, bring the industrial kitchen up to public health standards and enhance the building’s essential services such as plumbing and electrical. This project will provide a fully accessible, full service multi-purpose heritage facility to support a variety of programs, services and cultural activities that support local community needs.




City of London

Centre Branch YMCA Recreation Facility Rehabilitation

New and efficient mechanical systems will minimize service interruptions by improving the building’s original main infrastructure components. Renovations to the pedestrian walkways will also improve accessibility to the space’s services.




Township of Madoc

Madoc Township Recreation Hall and Playground Revitalization

Accessibility upgrades to the recreation hall’s entrance and playground in addition to upgrades to electrical infrastructure in the kitchen allowing for the use of new upgraded kitchen appliances.




City of Ottawa

Barrhaven Town Centre

Construction of a new over 25,000 square foot library, a 15,000 square foot performing arts and cultural centre, a 3,000 square foot community centre for seniors, and a quarter hectare outdoor urban plaza. Once complete, this project will a be a cultural hub that fosters social interaction and community engagement.




Township of Perth East

Perth East Community Hub

Renovation of a 300 square foot location for the Perth East Community Hub for more than 16 organizations to offer accessible services and programs, while creating a safe space that will benefit residents for years to come.




*In addition to the $146,275 being provided by the Town of Kingsville, $20,000 is being contributed by the Kingsville Pickleball Association.


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