SCARBOROUGH, ONT. – Three levels of government and community agencies YMCA of Greater Toronto and United Way Greater Toronto are providing joint funding for the construction of the Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre of Community in Scarborough, Ont.
The $66.9-million project will see the construction of a new 82,440-square-foot building with spaces for community, youth and fitness programming.
About 68,652 square feet will be used by the YMCA of Greater Toronto as a Centre of Community to house health and fitness facilities, including a pool and gymnasium; licensed child care from infant to preschool as well as before-and-after school programming; community space; and offer a variety of programming for people of all ages, indicates a release. United Way will have a dedicated space of 13,788 square feet for community agencies to directly assist local community members.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $26.7 million in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $22.3 million, the YMCA of Greater Toronto is contributing over $14.8 million and United Way Greater Toronto is providing more than $3 million.
The City of Toronto will contribute $9.8 million for investments that are not covered under the ICIP program and includes $5.9 million towards the purchase of land and $3.9 million in capital funding for the new child care centre.