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Ontario municipalities welcome community infrastructure funding

Ontario municipalities welcome community infrastructure funding

TOWNSHIP OF BROCK, ONT. – The federal and provincial governments as well 15 Ontario municipalities have announced joint funding for 20 community infrastructure projects in 15 communities across Ontario

The Government of Canada is spending $15.3 million on the projects, Ontario is contributing $12.8 million and the municipalities will spend a combined $16.1 million toward their respective projects, it was announced recently.

In one project, in the Township of Brock, joint funding will support the expansion and renovation of the Sunderland Memorial Arena and Community Centre. The project includes adding six new dressing rooms, a community room and a storage and ice resurfacer room. The arena ice surface will also be enlarged to meet regulation size, the refrigeration system will be updated, and seating will be improved. Other renovations will allow for upgrades to the building lobby and second floor auditorium.

Other projects announced include upgrades to community centres, recreation facilities, cultural buildings, trails and parks and a library. Additional funding will also support upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure in two communities, including improving stormwater management.

“We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the federal and provincial governments for this wonderful opportunity,” said Township of Brock Mayor John Grant in the release. “We also want to extend special thanks to the Sunderland Lions for their work and financial commitment to this project.” 

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