MARKHAM, ONT. — The Parya Trillium Foundation community centre in Markham, Ont. is receiving government funding to make a series of improvements.
The project includes the addition of a two-storey extension, the construction of a gymnasium, change rooms and washrooms, the creation of additional classrooms and a new reception area, and the installation of solar panels to increase the building’s energy efficiency. Exterior improvements include the construction of 90 additional parking spaces, four barrier-free spaces and redesigned landscaping.
Through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $1.9 million in the project; the Government of Ontario is providing more than $1.6 million; and the Parya Trillium Foundation is providing more than $1.3 million.
“We are very happy and thankful to the federal and provincial governments who approved our proposed project of a two-storey addition of around 10,000 square feet to the Parya Trillium Foundation Community Centre,” said Ahmad Tabrizi, founder and president of Parya Trillium Foundation, in a statement. “This large, multi-purpose facility will help us provide more dynamic programs and services for the Iranian, Chinese, Afghani, and Russian communities living in the York Region and Greater Toronto Area. With this funding, our dedicated donors, staff and enthusiastic volunteers will continue to ensure that we meet the needs of our community and fulfil the visions of our founders.”