The federal and provincial governments along with the Town of Milton will be jointly funding $1.4 million of improvements to the aging John Tonelli Sports Centre. The Government of Canada, through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Plan, is investing $558,655 in the project.
The Government of Ontario is adding $465,499 and the Town of Milton is giving $372,483.
An article in Insauga reported that Catherine McKenna, the Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was on hand with Milton MP Adam Van Koeverden and Milton MPP Parm Gill to make this announcement. She called recreation centres the heart of Canada's towns and cities.
"Federal support to upgrade the John Tonelli Sports Centre in Milton will breathe new life into this vital community hub so new generations of kids can play, learn new skills and hang out with friends. Canada's infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the county and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities."
Canadian Minister of Infrastructure & Communities | Catherine McKenna
Projects to rehabilitate the aging components of the facility includes work on replacing the 8,000 square feet of sport flooring to provide a safer surface for the skaters.
Work on the facility also includes the following:
- Replacing wooden spectator benches with better quality seating
- Upgrade and rehabilitate aging components of the facility
- Removing, regrading, and repaving the parking lot
- Improving associated roadways to improve access to the facility and other amenities located at Bronte Meadows Park
Cision Newswire states that this investment will result in the improved safety and durability of the arena's infrastructure.
"Our communities rely on our federal government to update cultural and community spaces; today's announcement will ensure just that. This renovation is going to go a long way in supporting our healthy and active recovery from COVID-19 and in further supporting healthy active living right here at home."
Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Diversity & Inclusion | Adam Van Koeverden
Through the Investing in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
Across Ontario the Government of Canada has invested more than $8.2 billion in over 2,780 infrastructure projects.
Ontario is also investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure.
DataBid is currently working on this project - Milton John Tonelli Sports Centre Ice Rink Panels & Controls Replacement (0066042420)
Posted by Judy Lamelza